Monday, 22 July 2013

The Lesson Which Mukundan Learnt...


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Just like any other day, Mukundan was on his way towards the office. The heavy bag with files, tiffin-box and a water bottle, dangled around his right shoulder. He reached the bus-stop and waited for the bus towards Poothotta.  Since there were very few buses running in that route, the one which came was over-crowded. Mukundan was lucky enough to have his toes firm on the footboard. The bus was moving at a high speed, on the guttered road, to give the passengers a shaking exercise in the morning. As the bus reached the Vytilla –Hub, Mukundan was able to get a seat just behind the seat reserved for ladies. As the bus started moving, Mukundan saw that guy running behind the bus. As the bus braked for him to get in, he doubtfully made his way through the front door, where the ladies stood with much difficulty. The bus was still crowded. Mukundan brushed his memories. He knew the guy. He was the same pervert who got badly beaten up by the mob for groping a middle-aged lady on her way to Infopark. Mukundan felt uneasy and curious. He had his eyes on him. As the cleaner asked him to move backwards, he waded through the ladies and stood between them. As more and more ladies boarded, and the jerking movement of the bus made him feel heaven. The ladies ignored the so called accidental touches. The conductor, who had seen many guys like him, made him to move backwards again and finally he stood just beside, where Mukundan was seated. The moment the guy was about to grope the lady standing in front of him, Mukundan shouted at the guy. The lady turned and stared angrily at Mukundan. As nothing happened, the guy shouted back at Mukundan and called him a psychopath.  The whole bus got silent for a while. Some ladies who stood near Mukundan scorned and shunned away. Now the song from the radio was much audible.

Mukundan felt cold and insulted. As he and God were the only witnesses. The guy got down at the next stop. On that day Mukundan understood one thing, that why in the movies, the cops arrive only after the culprit commits the crime and never prevent it from happening. In fact the cops would have been more intelligent than Mukundan...

Lesson:- Never try to be too humane unless and until it is demanded.


(Linking this to Writer's Post Blog Hop hosted by Suzy  & UBC)

35 comments :

  1. So well written, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Haha...Thank You Nicole...yeah not everyone...but some can be...

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  3. Sree..dont be that way.. I am serious. No matter how many times it seems like a bluff to the world, stand up..cuz if you dont, someone will definitely pay the price. I know this is a story..But I wanted to say it..

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    1. wow...thats well said...you know when I wrote this... my friends had a tendency to relate myself with Mukundan...

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  4. Isn't this always the case. If the cops weren't there to see it they can pretend it really didn't happen and the pervert gets off free because it is your word against his. Brilliant write.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  5. I think we need more Mukundans then perhaps we might all feel a little safer. Nice story. Thanks for writing on my prompt and linking up.

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  6. Ouch! The moral is not a great idea. I know guys like Mukundan exist and they do live the reactions quoted. But then there are many a times we need to do things you think are right without any validation. There I said it!

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    Richa

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    1. You may be right Richa...but how many of such Mukundans will try again...I am not sure...

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  7. Nice post!!!
    ----easyaptitudes.blogspot.com------

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  8. Job Miya bibi raaji keya korega Kaaji.

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  9. We do need more of such Mukundan Characters to live and play a safe game...!! Nice post :)

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  10. Not all men are bad...Some of them are too scared to get into trouble..Probably they already have so much to worry about..And ofcourse we have the good men , who wouldn't mind standing out and support the right and fight the evils...Great post !!

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    1. I completely agree with you Soham...Thank You

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  11. Hello I feel that Mukundan has done nothing wrong and therefore he should not be insulted of himself even if the situations are against him.

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    1. You are right Pravenn...but do you think a Mukundan will attempt to do the right again?

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  12. I had a very similar experience! I became a Mukundan almost an year ago.Only that the incident happened here in Trivandrum.

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  13. Hmm.. what can one say? Mukundan was right when he tired to save the lady. How can one be blind to the crime he is witnessing?? Moral - nope .

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    1. Yeah I agree Uma..but do you think Mukundans will again attempt to save...after getting such a response...?...I am not sure

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  14. Very nice post.Have you seen the movie "Lunch box",the same kind of situation is being shown there...!

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    1. Haven't seen the movie...but would like to...Thank You Ankita

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  15. Wise lesson indeed!
    Poor Mukundan:) Will keep it in mind!

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  16. Life is a teacher... but one wishes it would teach us to be humane rather than the opposite.

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    1. You are right Sir, but people like Mukundan will be turned down by such events, and is one major reason why people don't respond much these days...

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  17. hmmmm thats a twisted story.. I was expecting a turn where Mukundam could be preoccupied and guy could come out decent..Or he may grope Mukundam instead, and cast a huge doubt upon the initial turn of events..but the Moral of this story is the ultimate twist.. without agreeing to moral, loved the story for what it is ( i am keeping my rights to be pretentious dude well reserved) :)

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    1. I know Shubham, most of the people wont agree to the moral, like you. But being humane and acting against atrocities amidst all insults, need a practice. Since people cant do it, they hide under the cocoon of diplomacy.

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  18. Goid point...incidents like these prevent people from actually trying help even if they want to :) well written :)

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