Last night I celebrated a Bollywood nite all by myself, singing many old and new Bollywood songs, as louder as I could. Of course, without causing any fury to happily sleeping neighbors. How much ever I love instrumental, Taylor Swift or Enrique, Bollywood songs have their own charm which is unparalleled. Or may be, I feel so because I’m way too in love with our movie industry, yeah however good or bad movies they make.
Anyway, guess what it’s a happy morning. Reasons? None. Actually almost everyday I sing this – It’s a hap hap happy morning! Chalo, you too sing along with me Cos the fact that I had good sleep for hours and have some agenda for the day is a happy thing in itself.
Oh by the way, I think we should bring cycles back in vogue. What say? Petrol is priced at INR 82/litre in Hyderabad. And the irony is, the one litre cost of petrol is more than two times of what a not-so-poor man would need in a day to eat and live. No, I’m not saying this. Remember the BPL of Rs. 32?
Apart from burning our pockets everyday, these higher than sky fuel rates have another major minus. I’m thinking if people will start asking petrol instead of cars in dowry, if at all they ask. Did you watch that Satyamev Jayate episode, how people were literally screaming their throats out demanding cars, furniture and other stuff? Or how some say, we don’t need dowry but buy gold for your daughter. Now they’ll say we don’t need dowry but buy fuel for your son-in-law-to-be. This way they’ll gain some good image of not demanding dowry, but simultaneously get benefited.
And in no time Big Bazaar will come up with ‘Maha Fuel Exchange – purana furniture lao, 2 litre fuel pao’. So to avoid all this and more, I’m doing a muft ka virtual workshop on how we can deal with fuel price hikes.
Firstly, fuel hike has its advantages. No no, I’m not being overly optimistic, but trying to be a little imaginative. If we bring back cycling to vogue, one significant plus I can think of is that everyone’s gonna be fit and fine without struggling to diet. I’m sure girls can understand that awesome feeling of staying fit without having to diet or give up on chocolates, desserts, fried or junk food. Also we can ditch those sugar like tablets, baked chips, diet drinks and what not?
And if at all this post of mine spreads like a wildfire , everyone from diet food makers to fitness centers to car manufacturers to fuel companies might be red at me for writing this stuff. After all bringing cycles back would hit their pockets harder than rise in fuel prices would. Or may be even the likes of Tata, Hyundai and Mercedes might come up with their own cycles with various features. Cos once in business, no one would ever like to give up and sit back.
Another option to deal with fuel prices is bring back chariots to cities. Because of this our automated generation will get an opportunity to experience royalty by riding on horses. And at least, bechare horses will be fed right. I’ve seen many horses, used for marriages and joy rides, in a very poor state of health. As most of us would adopt a horse or two, they’ll be properly fed.
Also government will no more have this magic wand of fuel prices to use whenever they want to increase revenue, though they might avenge on us by hiking tax rates!
Dekha, fuel price hike is not always bad! We’ll stay fit and fine without having to spend a bomb on special diet foods and fitness centers, and some filmy people like me can experience frequent horse rides without any inhibitions.