Story of a lost journalist

December 5, 2008

Another autorickshaw story

Filed under: life,People — Cris @ 23:39
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It might look like I have started an autorickshaw story series. Here is another one. Couple of days back I was trapped in a ksrtc (state bus) – no they didn’t lock me inside. There were some protests going on in the city and the major roads were all blocked for hours. So I jumped out cause [ahem] quite unlike me, I was late for my next stop. My plan was to run till the point there was no more traffic jam, grab an auto and go. On the way an auto-wala who first said he wont take me, followed me and took me in. He dropped me at the next bus stop – and dig this – free of cost.

“Ivide ninna mathi pengale, bus kittum” – You wait here sister, you will get your bus.

It was a small distance but who would do anything for free today?? I was not in a position to press him to accept money cause I had just about enough for my next trip. This is a short entry. Its just that I want to remind self and readers here that there are many nice people around us… they do these little nice things but thing is, little nice things are a little big, they have a long life.



  1. Sometimes, you wonder how there are strange reinforcements that there is a strange bit of humanity that exists ! Even today ! Hmm !

    Comment by Kavi — December 6, 2008 @ 09:38 | Reply

  2. Good that you posted this. Among all professions there are good and not so good ppl. Let us propagate the good deeds so that more ppl will do the same

    Comment by Charakan — December 6, 2008 @ 14:20 | Reply

  3. That was a nice deed from both of u – him for doing n u for acknowledging 🙂
    I always believe people are nice and they become ‘not so nice’ only for some valid reasons that we fail to realise..

    Comment by Dhanya — December 6, 2008 @ 20:11 | Reply

  4. Nowadays we don’t hear much of good deeds done. Last week, i was kinda struggling to get an auto, what with it being rush hour and all. There was an old man(well, not really old-the kinda person we might call ‘uncle’) standing near me who was also waiting to get an auto. He shouted for an auto. Him having a bass voice sealed the deal,of course. An auto scurried towards him. Imagine my surprise, it seems he called the auto for me. I was surprised but didn’t forget to thank him. He just nodded with a smile and walked away. It was just a small thing but it felt good that there are nice people out there. Its good u posted this, Chrissy. People need to know that its okay to be good and do good. Gud one dear!

    Comment by M.Rose — December 7, 2008 @ 00:58 | Reply

  5. Cris,
    Auto free ride has happened to me in Calicut once.
    It is nice, for a change.


    Comment by Nikhil Narayanan — December 7, 2008 @ 22:06 | Reply

  6. Things have to such an extent that cynicism seems to be the order of the day. So much so that, good gestures surprise me these days. I just can’t udnerstand them anymore. Or rather, trust them.

    Comment by Nikhil — December 8, 2008 @ 14:20 | Reply

  7. 🙂

    Thatz nice to hear and i appreciate your attitude for making a post on the good thought..

    Remember I always say “Ache logon ke saath,acha hi hota hai ” 🙂

    Comment by Nimmy — December 9, 2008 @ 02:12 | Reply

  8. Oh dear,I jsut noticed that you included me/blog in your fav list..Oh dear,i am so ahppy and honoured..Thanks thanks thanks..Oh,I am so happy dear ::)

    Comment by Nimmy — December 9, 2008 @ 02:14 | Reply

  9. It was only when Nimmy above commented that i saw my name in your blogroll also. Awww! Thank u, sweetie, for being supportive! Yay! I’m happy that someone is reading my blog. Thank U!! :-))

    Comment by M.Rose — December 10, 2008 @ 00:24 | Reply

  10. @Kavi, yes but then you think about the existence of some kind of a balance, and it feels right. Makes your day I tell you 🙂

    @Charakan, exactly my idea. I try to practise it but tend to forget it and whine for long hours at times!

    @Dhanya, oh gee you called me nice :-). You are really nice dear, to think that all people are really nice – people like me should learn from you.

    @M.Rose, that was really nice of the old man. There are many like this, its just that you come across them only when you go out into the world and see lots. And the blogroll – it was my pleasure dear 🙂

    @NN, yes it is. And Calicut people say folks there are famous for honesty.

    @Nickelo, its there alright. You do it, and you are bound to get it back.

    @Nimmy, aww thanks dear! For once, I understood a Hindi line you posted! And adding you in blogroll, of course I was only happy to hon!

    Comment by Cris — December 10, 2008 @ 01:26 | Reply

  11. Good for you. But make sure you do similar deeds to others.
    Reminds me of the movie ‘Anbe Shivam’

    Comment by Salil — December 10, 2008 @ 03:47 | Reply

  12. @Salil, yes and I like to believe its in answer to the [ahem] good deed I did the other day for the other auto-wala lending the extra money for his daughter (even if its not its alright but its nice to make the connection).
    Anbe Sivam – I havent seen the whole movie. Will do.

    Comment by Cris — December 11, 2008 @ 00:34 | Reply

  13. wow! this in trivandrum? can’t belive it. i was taken back to the days of traveling on the ‘ana’ buses..

    Comment by maddy — December 25, 2008 @ 23:51 | Reply

  14. @maddy, yes nice people are scattered around the world. And when you find one of them, it makes your day! [Sigh]

    Comment by Cris — December 27, 2008 @ 13:18 | Reply

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