The other night(WC final night, to be exact), I and a friend went out for a ride - just a ride. When we approached the main road, we were stopped by a police duty..asking questions like- license hai? Document hai? and to which the answers were 'yes'. Then he called my friend and later he gave 100 bucks to the police and then he let us go. I was quite pissed off by this incident..the police taking money for no particular reason..hmph...the great Delhi Police.
This very incident led me to think the poem we used to learn while in middle school -The Topsy Turvy Land. Though I coudn't recall all that in the poem, I still remember the line -
You pay for what you never get,
In Topsy Turvy Land
Might sound funny but I feel that this is what hapening now with the police out here. Come to think of it, were they able to solve the Jessica Lal's case?..and that is waht they are suppose to do. Besides, they are on duty to protect the citizen....they are the one to protect you from being robbed and not being robbed by them.
This kind of incident once happened to a person I knew very very well. They were standing on a crowded highway and were having Pizza that was when a policeman approaced them and ask all kind of questions, then later manage to take 500 bucks from them..and you knwo what that police said to them "Even if you take this matter to the headquater, I can cook up any story since you are male and female.." **whew** thats the kind of world we are living in, the Topsy Turvy World.
Oh, by the way, not a single sip of beer/wine..name it..taken.