Monday, September 24, 2018

A COUPLET OF POET DINA NATH NAADIM.

                             

Dina Nath Naadim.(1916_1988)

Love this thought of stalwart modern  kashmiri poet Dina Nath Naadim.....

" Be kind to my youthfulness. It is winter, spring is still far off , impatient, it has sprouted ( like early spring greenery)  out from snow .  See that it witnesses the spring at least ..Be compassionate to this  restless fool."

"Ye yaavun myon nonn draav 
feinji fatnaai sheena tal baaman,
Tche naai pananie nazar karhuss
Bahaarus taam vaatun gotchh...."

(Autar Mota)

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

AVACADO...THE WONDER FRUIT..



                              




AVACADO...

Love this fruit called Avacado . The Latin American Immigrants brought it to USA and  it became a part of American household. In every store you come across people buying Avacados. Hass Avacado is sold @two pieces for something around  three or four dollars. The price could vary with size and location. . I would buy  two fresh  Hass Avacados  for a dollar each from the Turkish fruit seller  .Hass avocado is   slightly   round with black  brown skin.

Avacado is a  climacteric fruit. This means that it ripens only after it is harvested, just like banana.Raw or hard Avacado turns soft if wrapped in paper and kept in open for two or three days. Cut it to two pieces, remove the  seed, and transfer the soft  mass to a cup using a spoon.  Throw away the hard skin. Make a paste of Avacado, Onion, tomato, walnut kernel and a pinch of salt in a mixer . That makes a thick paste or   guacamole. Ideally , Guacamole contains avocado, lemon juice, Tomato,  onion, green chilli, coriander (cilantro) and some salt . Guacamole can  be applied to bread , Bagels and chapatis as well  .. You will forget butter or jams .

In India,  i saw imported Avacados in a Gurgaon Mall. Very Expensive and beyond reach. Saw cheaper local Avacados in  Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka  and  Sikkim.

Avocado Is Incredibly Nutritious. Loaded With Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and fiber,  many doctors say that  eating Avocados Can actually  Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels.In USA, i observed  that  Avacado oil is also consumed and used in kitchen.
The monounsaturated fatty acid content in avocado oil is even higher than extra virgin olive oil and this is one of the main reasons for  its use in cooking and also  as  a hair oil of choice .Avocado oil is  is excellent for moisturizing the skin. In addition to vitamin E, avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturize the skin.

Avacados  are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, Vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C. It is believed that Consumption of Avacado is  useful for weight loss. Many Mexican immigrants in Manhattan told me that  back home ,  Avacado pulp is used topically to promote hair growth and speed wound healing.

Guacamole adds a fatty silk texture to burgers, sandwiches filled with cheese or  chicken.It is liberally used in Mexican restaurants  .

Next time , try this wonder fruit called  Avacado.Make small quantity of Guacamole that is consumed in one  go as it turns a  little dark due to oxidation after prolonged exposure to open air. This oxidised Guacamole is also good for consumption.

(Autar Mota)

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

GYPSY WITH A CIGARETTE AT PRINCETON


                                       




                                    










GYPSY WITH A CIGARETTE

Oil on Canvas by Edouard Manet ( 1832-1883 )..
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In August 2018, I visited Princeton University Art Museum. I saw Exhibition of Frank Stella's work titled " Frank Stella Unbounded " at this Museum. It had his Abstracts ( Imaginary Places ) , Reliefs , Etchings , Aquatints , Lithographs , Screen prints, , Woodcuts, Engravings and paper cut images . The variety was amazing . Opened on 19th may 2018, This Exhibition was there upto 23rd of September 2018.
Princeton visit was a wonderful experience as original signed works of some Great masters were seen by me for the first time in my life. I saw Claude Monet's ' water Lilies And Japanese Bridge , Picasso's " Young Girl with a basket of flowers " , Henri Matisse's " Reclining Odalisque with Magnolias " , Paul Cezanne's " Provencal Manor ', Camille Pissarro's " Still Life ", and many more works in original. One such master and Pioneer who's work i saw for the fist time is Edouard Manet ( 1832-1883 ) of France .
A student inside the Art Museum told me :

" Sir we had International Designer and artist Maya Lin here in April 2018. She is doing a wonderful On site Art Creation Near this art Complex . This creation is known as "Earth Drawing " and " Water table ". It reflects Artist deep interest in environment . It shall be on display in October possibly .Frank Stella Exhibition you saw today. So many events ,Programs and visits by leading artists are a part of the Museum activity round the year .  This museum is visited by more than 200,000 visitors each year. Millions  visit the museum online. I would suggest to visit  Museum store as well. You can see creations of some highly talented Artisans. See Merrie Buchsbaum's polymer clay work. Fantastic colorful Mosaic pens. "


Art Critic Louis Gonse has said :

“Manet is a point of departure, the symptomatic precursor of a revolution .“ And To this day, Manet is considered to be the father of modernism in Art or what is known as Progressive realism . He is best known for painting Nudes , Parisian bars, cafes, races , cabarets , portraits . His work reflected both the joys of the city and the loneliness of urban life.

GYPSY WITH A CIGARETTE

This painting ( Oil on Canvas ) is on display inside Museum of Art University of Princeton .Well preserved, It hangs elegantly on the wall on first floor of the museum . My  Guide told me that this painting was discovered in Manet’s studio after his death. He hadn’t named it. After his death , it was in possession of renowned artist Edgar Degas who named it Indian Woman or Mexican Woman.
This painting was done by Manet in Spanish style. The woman in the painting beams with confidence with her left hand on her hip and a cigarette dangling from her lips while She supports her head with her right hand . In her bold frontal pose, she looks like a carefree outsider. Her hair, dress and appearance support her robust carefree demeanor . Confident of herself , She focuses her gaze on some distant object . A horse is her close companion .

To many Art critics , the painting looks like some incomplete work of Manet . May be Manet wanted to add more .

It was later named “ GYPSY WITH A CIGARETTE” .

( Autar Mota ).

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Friday, September 21, 2018

MY SHORT STORY ' THREE BY SIX "


                                                                       



                                         THREE BY SIX "

“ I believe you are from Kashmir  . I have seen you coming  to  this park for the  last one week or so . Probably,  you come after 7 PM . Is it so ?”

“Yes I am a Kashmiri .  I come after 7 P.M . That is my time . I have no work but I am  very busy. When I lived  in kashmir ,   I did almost everything myself and yet I was always   free . That time, I did not think about anything and then I had not to wait .  With advancing age, men like me   start waiting and thinking and they become  very busy . 

 “ What do you think and what for have you to wait ? “

  “ I keep going back to find out where I went wrong in my life . I seek reasons for this punishment and separation . Add to that ,  I keep  opening  my  Photo Album and spend some time  with it .  Every photograph forces   me to   think and I  keep thinking .You know every photograph opens so many floodgates of nostalgia and  once  opened ,  these doors or gates   need to be closed as well .

Here in our  colony , Nobody knows me . Nobody has any  interest in people like me . For them I am like  a piece of dry wood , or a lifeless stone or a piece of broken and  useless  plastic   .  In  these New Colonies  , Nobody except the watch and ward staff  likes  goodwill to be invested  . What can you draw at the time of need if there is no investment ?  . I mean investment of time and Goodwill. So nobody interacts even with his next door neighbor . Under these circumstances ,  I have also learnt to  talk , smile  and weep  alone . Now let me say about my waiting.

 Every morning ,  I wait for  my turn to take a  shower . I wait for my turn to read the Newspaper . I wait for the Tea in the morning.  I wait for my grand  children to come from school so that we have our Lunch together .   I wait for them to finish their school work . Thereafter ,  I wait till they    fall asleep . I wait for my son and daughter in law to come from office to have my evening tea.  I wait for months for  some relation or old well wisher  to drop in.”

“ And what about  Your wife . Is she alive  ?”

“ She is very much alive like me. She is presently at Ahemdabad  looking after the new born baby of my daughter  .   My daughter  and Son in law are both employed. In old age ,  Our existence and engagements   depend upon  openings that get Created  in the  households of our children .   In these Openings or Vacancies   we are direly  needed  and sought after .  If there is no vacancy it implies no work and  No work means No Utility .  But Nature  is great engager  . It   keeps creating  openings   and work for us . Currently my vacancy is at my son’s place  and that of my wife at my daughter’s house. I can teach children  and transfer   knowledge.  I  help them to do   their home work. I help them to have their Lunch and i  make them sleep thereafter  for at least two hours .  My wife is experienced in changing baby diapers. She is good at Feeding milk to infants and cooking food .  So currently she has a utility .You get my point. ”

“ Myself  Bansi Lal Dhar. I am retired Principal.   My son and his wife are in Dubai. I went  there once for 2 weeks but some how I don’t like Dubai .  And then  it is very hot. I have decided to  live  with my daughter here in Gurgaon  . ”

“I have heard everything is  air conditioned in Dubai . I mean the Buildings  , Malls , Buses and offices. Does heat still create unpleasantness  over there  ?”

“ Come , Sit here with me on this bench .  I will tell you all. There is no need to hide anything now that we are friends . You see ,  As  human beings, We face many types of Heat   . Heat from the sun, Heat from the Machines or Electric  appliances  and  intolerable  high temperature  created by  living in  Joint families . The last heat  actually kills your peace of mind  . You get my point . And then My daughter in law’s parents are living there helping them in taking care of  my Grandson. So lovely baby. Miss him  .  

“ What about your wife ?”

 “ My wife died three  years back  .  My son in law  is a Software  Engineer . He has recently purchased a three room flat. I have one independent room  for myself . My son in law has put one TV set with  Dish connection in my room. So I am busy with  TV serials, News and  other programs   . My room has additional independent access from outside . I can come in or   go out  without disturbing others. My room has    an attached  Bath cum Toilet and a small Balcony  . My daughter is married to a Maharashtrian boy.  Very gentle . His parents live in USA with his younger  Brother . So there is no problem for me over here. We have a full time maid in the house . She cooks food for us and also takes care of  my one  year old grand child. My daughter is employed in a Multinational Software company. Presently she is associated with some project  . So   currently , She    works from Home  . That way she is almost in the house  for the full day . So  I have no worry or problem .  




“Myself Bushan Lal Three by Six.”

“ What ?   

“ Three By Six ”

“ What is this  Three by Six ?”

  “ Three by Six is my new Surname . Are you surprised ? Let me clarify . It is the size of the bed upon which I spend my  time in the  present  house .  Three by six is my world  or my current   space in the two room flat that my son owns  .  You  see Bansi Lal Ji ,  one room   is used by my son as his  bed room  ;  So forget about that  room. Now remains only one 10 feet  by 12 feet   room .I along with   my  grand children sleep in this 10   by 12 feet   room   . If there is a guest in the house , he is also made  comfortable in this   room. My grand children use it as their  study room  .   And Underneath this three by six  feet bed ,lies the  suitcase that has my clothes , Medicines  and an old  photo Album. Now I  am in love with this three by six feet  bed . If your space is defined ,    you start getting used to it however small or troublesome it may be. And once you get used to something, You resist moving away from it or I should say you resist change . ”  

“ Are You comfortable in this little space ? ”

 What is comfort and discomfort I don’t know because  I don’t live. I pass time.  And when you pass time , there is no  line that differentiates between comfort and discomfort  . To live in this world , one needs to have Freedom of choice. If you don’t have this freedom, you simply pass time. By this logic,  most of us simply  pass time  . Bansi lal ji , I  have yet to come across a person who is living . They may be  busy or idle ; They may be   eating well or hungry   , sleeping well or suffering from wakefulness  , spending lavishly   or living  miserly and  earning  enough  money or not earning at all  yet  I find that all of them  are not living . They are simply passing time . They don’t know why they exist .You get my point .Yes sometimes in my sleep I feel  a little  comfortable when I see  myself in the Dewan- Khan ( Guest Room ) or  kaaenee ( Top Floor )  or the Dubb ( Attic ) of my house in Srinagar . But that is a world of  dreams . The moment I open my eyes , this three by six bed   is the   reality . ”

   Where did you live in  Kashmir ?  Which Mohalla  ? What is actual  your  family’s surname  ?

 I am from kaarpora Khushki   Rainawari . Khushki means dry  or patch of land  distant from water .  In Rainawari , We had kaarpora Aabi as well  . Aabi means damp or a  patch of land  close to  water .There in Rainawari  , I was known as  Bushan Lal Tabardaar  Saakin e Kaarpora Khushki. Saakin  means resident of or residing at . You must be knowing these Urdu or Persian  words  like Khushki, Aabi, Tabar( Axe )  and Saakin etc. etc.    Here  it is   neither Aabi nor Khushki and you will make yourself a buffoon if you say you are a  Tabardaar ( A wood cutter or a man holding an axe  ) .  It is simply Three by Six .”

“ Three By Six !  Present surname ! I don’t  get you .  Never heard anybody having such a strange surname ;  How can it be a surname  ?   

“ I have adopted it . This is my New identity . I have nothing to do with my old surname . It gives me nothing except embarrassment  . My father would say the popular  Persian phrase  “ Dard e Dandaan Ikhraji Dandaan ”.This means if the tooth gives pain , Better get it extracted. Is everybody happy with his Surname? Many would like to change it at the first choice if it were so easy .  I mean the kashmiri society  in particular  and their strange Surnames .       Three by six is better than  surnames like     Mandloo ( Buttocks  ) ,    Zaaroo  ( A Gambler  ) , Zoroo ( Deaf ) , Thaal-Tsoor ( A man who steals plates ), Thaploo ( Snatcher ) , Gagroo ( Rat ), Braroo ( Cat ) ,Punzoo ( Monkey) , Khar ( Donkey ),  Shawl ( jackal ), Kaaw ( Crow ) , Wangnoo ( Brinjal) ,   Mujoo ( Radish  ) , Kakroo ( Cock )  Sharabi ( Alcoholic )and many more  that we have. Do I look like  a bird or   an animal or a vegetable ? Do I look like  a  thief  or a snatcher ? Then tell me  why should I  any such surname ;  Somebody has to bell the cat for a change . Let it be me . I will gladly do it.   

“ Bushan Lal ji you are being selective in listing Surnames . We have other surnames also like Kachru , Shangloo , Khosa ,  Langoo , Wangu and many more . “ 

 “ I will explain about  Kachru  ( A Man with brown hair ), Shangloo ( A man with six fingers ), Wangu  ( A man with bent legs ), Khosa ( A hairless person ) and   Langoo  ( A Limp )  . You can dye your hair and kachru can have black hair   with modern science .    Every Shangloo  can be treated by Orthopedic surgeon    .  Khosa will no more be a khosa  if he visits a skin specialist   . Langoo can be set right by  orthopedic surgery or artificial limbs. After all these surnames  were linked  with  our  profession  or how we looked or  placed ourselves in that  old social set up  or how people  ridiculed or made fun of each other  .  Now the entire social fabric has undergone a radical change . So let us forget all these surnames . Coming to kashmiri society in particular , A nickname became a surname gradually. Can you realize How rigid  surnames   have been in the past ? Even after so many centuries ,  A WAZA   ( cook ) remained  a WAZA   by surname  or   a WATTAL  ( Sweeper )  remained a WATTAL   by surname  even when they were High Profile   Civil servants    or headed  as   CEOs of some Big Companies .”


“What surnames should we adopt then ? ”


“ We should   adopt newer  surnames which are relevant in present milieu . We have a variety now. We have so much of choice now. Why not Surnames like DUPLEX , 3BHK,  2BHK,  1 BHK , INDICA,  CHEVROLET , HYUNDAI ,   YOGA  , ACCUPRESSURE , BP, ALLERGY , NURSING HOME , CLINIC , AYURVEDA , MEDICAL  INSURANCE , DEBIT  CARD ,  CREDIT CARD , PHYSIOTHERAPY ,  SHOWER , JACUZZI, SPA , JAIMAALA ,  RING CEREMONY, DJ , DANCE,  FOOD STALL,   BUFFET,    ,TILE , MARBLE  ,  DAWAT  BASMATI, LAL QILA RICE  ,KIWI ,  STRAWBERRY   ,    CAKE ,  MULTIGRAIN ,  PIZZA  , BROCCOLI ,  MUSHROOM,  CHOCOLATE , SUNDAE ,   BURGER , FAST FOOD ,  LAWN,  LOBBY, PORCH,  MICROWAVE ,  DISH WASHER AQUA GUARD, CHIMNEY , AIR  CONDITIONER ,   HOUSING LOAN , CAR LOAN ,  DESKTOP ,LAPTOP, PEN DRIVE,  DVD, HARD-DISC , MOTHER-BOARD ,ANTI-VIRUS ,ONLINE , OFFLINE ,   SERVICE CENTRE, SHOPPING MALL , LIFT ,  HERBAL ,  ORGANIC,  COURIER , SPEED POST , AMAZON, FLIPKART, SHARE MARKET , MUTUAL FUND , ONLINE TRADING ,  CHIVAS REGAL, BLACK LABEL,  PETER SCOT,  BEER , SODA , LEMONADE , COKE ,   THREE TIER , TWO TIER ,  METRO , PASSPORT , VISA  ,  FLIGHT   etc. etc. ?  And I believe every society is bound to adopt these surnames now or later. Those  who  were forced  to  migrate out  of Kashmir  valley in 1990 under the shadow of gun      get  additional choice  of  surnames like    GEETA BHAWAN , QUEUE , CAMP PURKHOO,  CAMP JHIRI ,CAMP MISHRIWALA ,CAMP MUTHI ,  CAMP JAGTI , CAMP NAGROTA,  CAMP BATTAL  BALIAN   , CAMP MUTHI ,  CAMP BAPU DHAM   DELHI ,CAMP MOTI NAGAR  DELHI , CAMP HAUZ RANI  DELHI ,CAMP PALIKA BAZAR  DELHI , CAMP BALJEET NAGAR  DELHI ,  GAS CONNECTION, SCHOOL ADMISSION  , APPLICATION , SANCTION , REJECTION , AFFIDAVIT , AGREEMENT , POWER OF ATTORNEY ,TENT, SNAKE BITE ,  DIABTESE , DEPRESSION ,  HEATSTROKE , RELIEF , NON RELIEF , FORM D  , STATE SUBJECT , RATION CARD , VOTER LIST , ACCOUNT TRANSFER , BANK  LOCKER,  DAILY EXCELSIOR ,  SRO , DISPLACED , MAHARASHTRA  AND  ASHRAM   .  We are more  familiar with these words , activities and things  now .  These have become a part of our existence   .  What is the problem in using them as our Surnames ?. “

 “How can such things  become a surname  ?”

“ You are mistaken then. We have done it in the past and probably people have forgotten it. Tell me what is PYALAA ( Cup ) , GADWAA ( The Jug ), MOZA  (  A pair of Socks )  , DULLU  ( A Big Pot ) and CHONCHAA ( A handle used in kitchen ) , WAKHLU  ( small stone mortar used in kitchen  ) ACHKAN  ( A long coat ).  That is why I say I  am happy if I am known as Bushan Lal Three by six  .”

“You mean your children shall also adopt this surname .”

 Children  are masters of their will. Nothing can be forced upon them . Not even care  and affection . They feel it as an act of control and command. We have love  and emotion to deliver while   they have logic and utility in their minds . It is a mismatch . You get my point . My Children and grandchildren  are at liberty to move from TABARDAAR  to THREE BY SIX. I can only  confirm about myself. I  have already said that  so many persons  would willingly  change their surnames if it was  a simple  affair .”

“ What is so special about three by six ?”

 “ Three by six is simple , straight and  the final measurement of  minimum needed  space  by an individual under all situations   ;  But I fear ,  with the passage of time,  Three by six may  shorten temporarily  to  Thirty six . ”

 “ THIRTY SIX !  GREAT ! Thirty Six  is a great idea Bushan Lal ji . Kashmir’s Shaiv Darshana has    36 Tattvas that define the  creation and  the physical reality. Thirty six is also  a sacred number for Jews.  A GREAT  connect ! “  

 “I don’t follow what you say. Then Chinese relish Dried fish ( Hogaad of kashmiris ) , Lotus roots ( Nadru of kashmiris  ) , Collard Greens ( Haak of kashmiris ) and many more things that kashmiris eat ; Is there  a GREAT  connect with Chinese also ? Coincidence does not establish anything. I don’t know anything about  Shaivism . I am not  interested in any connection between kashmiris and Jews   . Leave this aside , My optimism  makes me to believe that this Thirty Six may not stay permanently with us .  After prolonged  usage  ,      Word  thirty Six  may further  shorten to   “THIRSTY  ”. And that should be a welcome thing for us. When it happens, we may have  so many persons with “ THIRSTY ‘ as their surname .   Many people will adopt it instantly . Thereafter , Names as  Ashok Kumar  “ Thirsty “ or Ashok   “Thirsty “  or some  Elder  with    Ganga Sagar “ Thirsty “   or Ganga “ Thirsty “ as his name  shall be very common  .  Doesn’t   word  THIRSTY  give a   feel  and  a purpose .  And as exiles  from Kashmir , We have been stressed   to  remain thirsty for  truthful  empathy   and  genuine attention  . So , Why dislike THREE BY SIX that may finally settle at   THIRSTY  . 







“ THIRSTY  is again Great idea Bushan lal ji  . It conveys poetic pain .  Doesn’t it look like a poet’s name ?  For  world at large , Our progeny  will be deemed poets merely by using this   Surname.”





 “At this stage of life ,  I have no interest in Poetry or Poets . Merely by  calling himself a poet , No man is absolved of his  basic responsibilities in life.  Merely by writing poetry , He can not shut his eyes towards basic  issues  of existence. I don’t  look at it that way .  Yes this  world is going to be thirsty   very shortly.  This  is something that is going to happen under all circumstances. We have done nothing to forestall it. We can’t avoid it  nowOur rivers, wells, Oceans , streams and lakes are all polluted . Everywhere this    drinking water  is getting costlier than Milk or Food . .  We may shortly ration drinking water. Human population  , Animals and  Plants   shall be engulfed by this word THIRSTY . So Thirsty   shall be a surname of future .  Take my word .”



     I agree . Yes this word   THIRSTY has the potential of   Global Surname .  It can  give any person a Global identity . Say after fifty years , Here you will have  Sanjay    “Thirsty “  while in Europe , You will find  “ Robert Thirsty “.  The world will come closer.   This surname  has flexibility  so it will have adaptability and universal acceptability   . While I agree with all that you say , I some how tend to differ with something like a  social withdrawal that you seem to be  conveying even when you  live in your own son’s family presently . 



“ What Social withdrawal ? Say social reality .The size of the shoe is known only  after wearing it not merely by looking at it. You  get me Bansi Lal Ji “  



Bushan Lal Three by six and Bansi Lal Dhar started meeting regularly after that . They had come to know everything about each other  .   A friendship created by compulsions of passing similar Phase or time slot may not be constructive or  lasting  . It may be  devoid of Compatibility of minds    yet the  very  sharing  of time and space  is bound to result in  some connect however unfastened it may be .Intellectual compatibility may  not   matter in such liaisons .It is like two unknown travelers of varied backgrounds , varied levels of education and exposure sharing a train compartment .  



Bushan Lal Three by six would leave the park  exactly at 8.30 PM while Bansi lal Dhar would stay upto 9.00 PM.  Bansi lal  Dhar had understood that Bushan lal  Three by Six had no interest in literature ,  TV Serials or Current News  . Other than that he had nothing to discuss.   For both of them, Sitting together even  in  silence was also a get-together and communication. A handshake , a smile and then sitting on the bench and then  thinking about some common issue to be brought to  discussion. Rarely they could find one. That is how their friendship moved ahead.



And then something unusual happened . For some  successive days Bansi lal Dhar did not turn up. Bushan lal Three By six   felt  worried.  He  decided to speak to him on his mobile.



“ Is everything fine Bansi Lal ji  ?  I didn’t see you in the park for the last one week  .”



“ Yes . I have some problem. Actually my daughter and son in law are moving  to Australia  .  My son in law has got an offer from some overseas employer . My daughter is also moving with him just after 10 days . This flat they are putting on lease with some company along with furniture and gadgets. My son in law has spoken to secretary  and the President of the Flat owners society    . They are prepared to accommodate me in a 10 by 12 room  of the Society’s office  but I will have to work as  Honorary Accountant at the Society’s office. The room has a small bath cum toilet attached to it. A Tiffin man will deliver dinner and lunch. I need to prepare my breakfast . I need to buy a  gas connection , some utensils ,  a small TV set ,Bedding and a three by six folding cot. “



  Folding cot  ! Three by Six !  



“ Yes Three By Six. Henceforth call me Bansi Lal Three by Six “





( Autar Mota  )


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