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3 (Wheeled) Idiots.

Living in and near Mumbai your sure to see these idiots – The Rickshaw-walas.
To start with, Rickshaw-walas are the most dangerous thing 4 traffic, after reckless drivers.
Standard vehicles are either 2 wheelers or 4 wheelers and so is the driver’s mindset. But, Rickshaws being 3 wheeler vehicles, the driver’s mindset too is the same. They’re either too smart or too stupid and in both ways dangerous.

I’ll tell you an instance from my own experience. I was on my scooter, going to the railway station. There was a traffic jam, the reason for which, was a Rickshaw-wala, who found it convenient to count his money after alighting his passengers in between traffic. Then it was found that all this traffic blocking was purposely done to keep his number in the line.

And this is just the start of the list of traffic disturbing habits of Rickshaw-walas.
Where I come from, finding a Rickshaw, with its turn lights working and being used is a very rare sight, I mean 18 years and I haven’t seen one. Instead, they wave out their hands, which is irritating if your on a 2 wheeler, in traffic going just behind them.
Then there is the “My Rickshaw can fit in anywhere” attitude. When in a traffic jam, they drive into any space they get and eventually get stuck, further increasing the jam.
Also, 2 Rickshaw-walas can get leisure time to stop their Rickshaws in ongoing traffic to chat with each other, without the care that they’re blocking traffic.
Where I come from, Rickshaw-walas don’t even go by the meter, they have fixed price over a distance.
Then, if you happen to board a rickshaw, the songs that they play, most of them are irritating.
And then, it’s the way they park. You should see. It’s like they own the road.

CONCLUSION: The Rickshaw-walas are altogether a different species. They are the 3 WHEELED IDIOTS

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My Take on Plagiarism

A subject that is worse than piracy ! Because piracy can be termed ILLEGAL, but that’s not always the case with Plagiarism. And you cannot say, that Plagiarism came into existence recently, it has taken a toll now.
But, it prevailed in India long back and Bollywood, being India’s biggest source of entertainment, was affected by it adversely.
REASON? For most of the viewers back then, bollywood was the only source of entertainment. But the creators of this source, thought out of the box or should I say out of the country.
There have been many instances in the past that these, so called “creators” might have presented something that was picked from somewhere or somebody. And even if they did not specifically term it as their own work, it was obvious to the people back then.
The creators plagiarized fearlessly because, either the people didn’t know or the people didn’t care. And even now, such creators still have their Fearless Existence , may be because, now the people knowing, don’t care 😦

    • Mehbooba Mehbooba [Film:Sholay (1975)] Inspired from Demis Roussoss’s Say You Love Me.
    • Gumnaam hai koi [Film:Gumnaam] From Henry Mancini‘s theme for the movie Charade!
    • Chanda chandni [Film: Mujrim(1958)] From Jim Lowe‘s 1957 hit Green Door
    • Aksar is duniya mein [Film:Dhadkan] Copied from Lebanese singer Najwa Karam‘s song ‘Ashtany’, from her album ‘Rooh roohi’.
    • Dil ne yeh kaha hai dil se – title song [Film: Dhadkan] Copied from Abdul Majeed Abdullah’s song ‘Ahibak Leh’.
    • Ek Haseena Thi [Film: Karz (1980)] Blatant lift from George Benson‘s ‘We as love’ (1977).
    • Jhumma Chumma [Film: Hum] Mory Kante‘s Yeke Yeke and Tama Tama
Examples Courtesy: http://www.itwofs.com
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