Practice Makes Perfect
In an entrepreneurial state like Gujarat, there is no dearth of money and black money. Most builders run their business on cash and recently, the vigilant Income Tax department seems to be on a lookout for such unethical business practices. We hear that to wriggle out of this, the builder lobby is busy conducting mock I-T raids at home. What to do if there is an I-T search? What to say? Where to keep the jewellery? What not to say? Everything is meticulously practised, learnt and rehearsed. What if tomorrow they have I-T officials knocking on the door? Several business houses have begun the practice to train their families about I-T raids. They are also sitting with the legal counsel to find the quickest way out of the mess. Well, the quickest solution to not having an I-T raid is to run an ethical business but conducting mock I-T raids at our houses is so much fun, right?
Potholes: Big & Small
At a city police event in Ahmedabad, CM Bhupendra Patel was the guest of honor. Of course, traffic, law and order and civic reciprocal measures were talked about. Suddenly in his address, the CM decided to talk about “potholes.” Now, now, now…. potholes are, of course, the reason for traffic snarls. Didn’t you know that?
CM Patel, with an eye on the municipal commissioner who was also present, dwelt upon the small potholes which are duly filled but the big ones which are left to get bigger. What a lovely point! Stitch in time does save nine. Municipal commissioner Lochan Sehera was left a bit red-faced. But the endearing hug from CM Patel at the end of the programme seems to have helped. We hope so, at least.
The Uniform Rule
Now why he does it… we are not sure. But this senior IPS officer is known to move around city in plainclothes. So, obviously he was not allowed into the VIP lunch arena during one of IPL matches. Would you believe the audacity of two security guards to have demanded proof of his office? The officer was not carrying it with him. So, the security guard called in his superiors, who in turn called in the supervising police inspector. Ab uske baad kya? Ek salaam…. sorry sorry…. kahani khatam.. paisa hazam… er… lunch hazam!
Sun sun sun barsaat ki dhun…
Finally, the rains made their appearance. There is respite from that scorching heat. Ab aise mausam mein kaun nahin behkta? So what if this DCP is giving more weightage than due to a Special Operations Group officer posted in his police station? Never mind if all decisions are being made to keep the SOG’s constable also happy. You know na… how police officers do not like to take orders from anyone. But that is their problem. Why blame the SOG and his constable for influencing the DCP’s discretion? And why blame the DCP for overruling these officers who are anyways bad-mouthing him?