In 2011, summer I received this fun story from my brother. As and so, when I read the moral, at end, again in 2014, I think this is spoofy. Like those Rajnikant Jokes and Chuck Norris fables. I even made 48 jokes on CN, and a few on Chaanakya, any one can make them and so can the management which comes out here in the form of Yam Raj, the mythical Death Lord of Hindu Ista.
I put my own comments in (parentheses) !
Once Sonia Gandhi, L. K. Advani and (L)aloo Prasad Yadav were traveling in an auto-rickshaw. They met with an accident and all three of
them died. (me-says; what a fantasy)
Yama Raja was waiting for this moment at the doorstep of death.
He asks Mrs GANDHI and Advani to go to HEAVEN.
But, for Laloo, Yama had already decided that he should be sent to HELL. Laloo is not at all happy with this decision.
He asks Yama as to why this discrimination is being made. All the three of them had served the public. Similarly, all took bribes, all misused public
Then why the differential treatment?
He felt that there should be a formal test or an objective evaluation before a decision is made; and should not be just based on opinion or pre-conceived
notions. Yama agrees to this and asks all the three of them to appear for an English Test.
(TOEPL; test of English as a political language, would have been better)
Mrs GANDHI is asked to spell ” INDIA ” and she does it correctly.
Advani is asked to spell ” ENGLAND ” and he too passes.
It is Laloo’s turn and he is asked to spell ” CZECHOSLOVAKIA “.
Laloo Protests (i ka budbaksody hai?) that he doesn’t know English.
He says this is not fair and that he was given a tough question and thus forced to fail (we have so much forced qualify system today, especially in exam in academia) with false intent.
Yama then agrees to conduct a written test in Hindi ( to give another chance assuming that Laloo should at least feel that Hindi would provide an equal platform for all three).
Mrs GANDHI is asked to write ” KUTTA BOLA BHOW BHOW “. (the dog barks “vow vow”) She writes it easily and passes.
Advani is asked to write ” BILLY BOLI MYAUN MYAUN “. (the cat mews “myau myau”) He too passes.
Laloo is asked to write ” BANDAR BOLA GURRRRRR … ” (the monkey goes “grrr”) Tough one. He fails again.
Laloo is extremely unhappy.
Having been a student of history, which the other two weren’t, he now requested for all the 3 to be subjected to a test in history.
Yama says OK, but this would be the last chance and that he would not take any more tests.
Mrs GANDHI is asked; When did India get Independence ? She replied “1947” and passed.
Advani is asked; How many people died during the independence struggle?
He gets nervous. Yama asked him to choose from 3 options: 100,000 or 200,000 or 300,000.
Advani catches it and says 200,000 and passes.
It’s Laloo’s turn now.
Yama asks him to give the Name and Address of each of the 200, 000 who died in the struggle.
Laloo accepts defeat and agrees to go to HELL. (that’s also how he ended up in Fodder Hell Tihar?, he agreed after 15 years)
Moral of the story: IF YOUR MANAGEMENT HAS DECIDED TO SCREW YOU, THERE IS NO ESCAPE.
My morale is instead “go all bars freed from, if you are to deal with Authority, if you have decided so, they do evil as they are fearful, shun fear, if you want to leave a prosperous and peaceful life”.
Its an interesting read. Redemptive. Redeem yourself. Diminish your goals to that of a quantum, hardly understood, powerful and yet trapped in a 3-D of reality of obstruction. The quantum might just escape anyway. Quantum Tunneling.
You can escape the trap of evil of authority. Yamraj is evil? Perhaps the office bearer of “evil elaborate”.