Story of a lost journalist

July 4, 2008

New Hartal slogan in Mallu

Filed under: Just talking,life — Cris @ 01:08
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When I went out with my Mom and Dad today I saw a few people taking a procession against something (after the hartal hours). I didn’t get a chance to see what they were protesting against. But I could see some of them smiling and some talking amongst themselves.

Mom and I were talking about it and then we thought of a plan. We will get out all the people in the building we live in, from all the apartments and start a procession of our own. In Mallu, our protest words would be this – “Ingulab sindabad, chumma samaram sindabad”. That would translate to striking for no reason and announcing it proudly. 

At least we are honest when we are striking for no reason!



  1. Too bad Cris, you can’t join our new site. We have just completed a site to protest against all hartals. The site – – is targeted at all of us who are sick of all these hartals. I don’t know why our beloved political parties can’t just give us a break. We need to protest to get our right to not protest. How ironic.

    Comment by Anoop John — July 4, 2008 @ 01:22 | Reply

  2. @Anoop, the entry was meant to have a point. Obivously I lost it on my readers. I had joined that site already. You will have to expel me now 🙂

    Comment by Cris — July 4, 2008 @ 01:26 | Reply

  3. @Cris – You should have been more explicit, quick edit your blog before people see it. Get the point through :))

    Comment by Anoop John — July 4, 2008 @ 01:36 | Reply

  4. @Anoop – There are many in our land, who has only one core competency / skill set – hartal management & mobilization. Avarkkum jeevikkendae? 😉 I wonder if we can leverage on this social phenomenon, and provide managed IT solutions to political parties for organizing high-productive, cost-effective, bleeding-edge hartals!

    Comment by Tedy Kanjirathinkal — July 4, 2008 @ 03:00 | Reply

  5. @Tedy – I couldn’t help but ROTFL (if you don’t know what that is, ask Cris)

    Comment by Anoop John — July 4, 2008 @ 03:05 | Reply

  6. 😉

    Comment by Tedy Kanjirathinkal — July 4, 2008 @ 03:51 | Reply

  7. Hartals are certainly a nuisance….they just do it at times for no obvious resons LOL!

    BTW, cris…..I wanted a favour…..ur suggestions on the complete story at Delve…..LOL!
    and yes cris…..I’d love……love…love…to read another car monster type story…..and please put that humorous guy in it…..telll him I’m impressed!

    Comment by meghnak — July 4, 2008 @ 06:43 | Reply

  8. That is not fair! What will the countless people in politics who know nothing better do? They also need something to do…at least one or two hartals when they get bored 😛

    Comment by sajith — July 4, 2008 @ 21:21 | Reply

  9. @Anoop, too late for that. But I think everyones got the right message after all hehe

    @Tedy, woah! You are expressive!

    @meghnak, so true dear! And about the favor, hehe, I am consistenst since the day I stumbled up on your blog :-). Jim makes his presence occasionally in the blog dear. I try to keep him out but he barges his way in!

    @Srijith, is that your site? Wow you have a Mallu blog too? I am impressed bro!

    @sajith, lol they could try playing Rummy or hide and seek. I used to do that when I was bored as a kid. Now I dont have time for boredom 😉

    Comment by Cris — July 5, 2008 @ 13:57 | Reply

  10. I find the usage of “mallu” for “malayalam” really uncomfortable. According to me, it borders on being insulting even.

    Comment by justajester — July 5, 2008 @ 22:02 | Reply

  11. 😉 Just started last week … I want to enrich malayalam with my typos. 😀

    Comment by Srijith — July 5, 2008 @ 22:57 | Reply

  12. @justajester, I thought its a just friendly pet name like you give your close friends or siblings 🙂

    @Srijith, haha! Wish you all success bro!

    Comment by Cris — July 6, 2008 @ 00:17 | Reply

  13. Now THAT would have been something!! Lol.

    Comment by shail — December 20, 2008 @ 19:25 | Reply

  14. @shail, hehe… Really that should be the slogan for all of ’em hartals! None of them has a reason you know!

    Comment by Cris — December 20, 2008 @ 23:01 | Reply

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