Sunday, 24 July 2011

THE HOLE TRUTH



“Doesn’t look so good.” Marsh’s eyes were still scanning the images.

“You kiddin me?” said Jenkins, plonking down his coffee mug. “They’re horrible.”

The images sure looked eerie and sinister. ‘The Indian subcontinent’, the label revealed. Although the areas occupied by its immediate neighbours seemed quite clear and free of any blemishes, India’s hinterland had what seemed like veins running all over it. The veins bore countless perforations.

“What on earth are these? “ Jenkins asked, pointing at the perforations. “Craters? Mines? Extra-terrestrial markings?”

Marsh nodded. “Call them what you will. Your guess is as good as mine. Whatever the hell those things are, they’re all over the place.”

“We’ve got to warn their government ASAP. Whadda you think?”

“Negative. The State informatics department would never let us do that.”

“Why not?” Jenkins snatched the pictures out of Marsh’s hands. “Don’t these satellite images mean anything? We’re talking about the second largest population in the world here.”

“Information sharing agreements”, Marsh contested. We don’t have any such agreement with their government....or even their agencies for that matter.”

Jenkins protested, “You mean you’re not gonna give them the slightest hint? You’re not gonna tell them that something strange is happening?”

“Not right now.”

“That sounds like never.”

Marsh smirked. “Sorry buddy. We’ve got to follow protocol here. Besides, they have a huge satellite programme of their own. I bet their government is already in the know. It’s not a dot somewhere. It’s a whole lot of dots all over.”

“Hmm.” Jenkins agreed.

“What surprises me though..”, said Marsh, signalling that he wasn’t finished yet, “..is that if these things are so obvious, why aren’t they doing anything about it?”

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLOBE...IN MUMBAI

Two project engineers are peering into a 4-by-4 feet crater.

Mhatre adjusted his soda-glasses. “Is this the biggest one?”

“I think so sir” quipped his assistant, Jaiswal. “But I guess more are in the making.”

“What do you think is in there?”

“Locals say a Tata Nano, a cow, three pedestrians and probably even a BEST bus.” Jaiswal burst out laughing.

Mhatre was serious. “It’s not funny Jaiswal. I wonder what our country’s road network looks like from outer space.”

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52 comments:

  1. ROFL!!! :D
    India shining as brightly as ever!!! :)

    Good one!!

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  2. Bwahaha!! CRD in his element! :D Absolutely wonderful, loved every bit of it! Man! Rofl! :D Too good bhai, too good. :D

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  3. Pratik Mundhada24 July 2011 at 18:39

    It was awesome!

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  4. mmmmmmuuuaahhhh.... awesome :-)

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  5. hehehehehe.....JAI HINDDDDD!!!!!

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  6. Love it! Wish I thought of gems like these! :P

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  7. Lol! Liked it :)

    Haven't been to your world for long.. will check back soon (after the exams :|)

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  8. dude! potholes??!! :-D nice ;-)

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  9. I didn't know this jewel of a blog existed until a few minutes ago Glad I found it.

    Fantastic story!

    Anna :o]

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  10. Delila Baptista27 July 2011 at 19:55

    cool one topher..:)

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  11. it left a smile on my face... i enjoy reading ur mind :-)

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  12. @Tara - I hope you like the Mumbai roads:P Im sure you'll love em mini-lakes :P

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  13. @Pratik - thanks for visiting bro :)

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  14. @Asha - Let's do a post together :P

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  15. @Sach! - Kab se keh hi raha hun..roz roz aaya karo :P

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  16. @ssnab - Girl! Tum yahaan?? :d

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  17. @HyperCritical - Thanks, Anna :) Do visit again

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  18. @Delila - Thanks dear :)

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  19. @Rashmi - Thanks Ms.Pillai. Likewise, your comments always bring a smile to my face :)

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  20. ‎:) nice one, yet again!!!

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  21. @Ritika - Thank you...yet again ;)

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  22. HAHAHA, this is amazing, made my day :D

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  23. Hahahah witty!
    Loved it..ROFL!!

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  24. Bwahahahahahahahaha! Please, give it to a newspaper. You'll not only be paid, people will ACTUALLY be grateful to you.

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  25. @Sunil Padyar - Thank You :)

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  26. @Rohit - Muchas Gracias Dude :)

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  27. @PurpleMist - I'm glad it did :) Keep visiting

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  28. @Red Handed - Thanks for visiting :)

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  29. @Radhika - Woah! Is it really that good? :D. Will you forward it to TOI on my behalf? :P

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  30. @Little Writer - Thanks bro!

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  31. travelling on these pothole roads has bcum a way of life.If thers a smooth road.. one starts wondering.."kya baat hai...no potholes.. is road se koi minister aanewala hai kya?" :D :D :D

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  32. Now I understand... Andheri is undoubtedly your muse... Well written (i know u wudnt want to hear `good flow' ;-)...

    But ya, it made me laugh like crazy... sarcasm wid the right dose of humour.. like it

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  33. @Adeline - That speaks volumes abt the level of intent of authorities. Things can be better only if they are willing

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  34. @Nayana - What can i say? I speak fluent sarcasm :P

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  35. Damn....you always end with a bang!!! The hole truth indeed :D

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  36. whoaaaaaa wat a climax:) hehe
    loved it:)
    typical sci fi ending up totally unxpected:p

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  37. @Purba - The climax is always important.. Nay? :d

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  38. @Divsi - Thank you dear :)

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  39. Lavita Fernandes2 August 2011 at 23:34

    too good as always:-)

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