This happened quite some time back when my wify dear was in Trivandrum expecting the twins . I was on the start of that boring  week end travel back  to Bangalore .

This time I am  from Trivandrum which means there is a sleeper bus + there is a comfort of a 4 lane . Other wise normally it is more pathetic if I come back from Pandalam my own home town leaving behind Achan and amma alone

.Buses start by 3 in the Afternoon , which means the early tea + the extra spicy  chicken varutharachathu from my dear amma is grounding and grumbling in my stomach . And with that I will get into a 150 km Veegaland ride till we reach cochin to join the highway .

Any ways this time it is fine from Trivandrum . So I took an auto from my wify’s place and told the driver swathi thirunal sangeetha college front gate  ( All KPN starts from there )  . Auto driver is not sure about the place . I reassured him it is easy to find out even though me myself only had vague idea of the place . so we were roaming around thycaud which is where the college is , but not actually able to find the front gate

And then there stands this  two gentlemen in neatly ironed shirts and mundu . I immediately understood them to be MB rajesh ( Member of parliament palghat ) and P Sreeramakrishnan ( DYFI ) . Thanks to the navamadhyamam s which  show cases them daily in  talk shows and debates  .

The auto driver swiftly stops and tells me sir they may be knowing for sure ( he may be thinking they are carnatic musicians to know the music college  as they also dress pretty neat in the same  attire ) . And before I can say anything he asks . Saree ee swathi thirunal music college evidaa , ee bus okke nirthunna sthalam  ‘ .

The MP and the MLA stood there for some time . An auto driver asking them way to go somewhere .. They took some time to digest it  and asked themelves and told like typical politicians ,  ivide evideyoo aaanu   but if you want to get  bus you have to go to Thampanoor .  I told ok thank you sir

And as the auto again started taking speed I told the driver . Ponnu chetta , you asked way to Palghat MP, DYFI president  and Ponnani  MLA and if DYFI knows this your auto is gone . and then he just smiled and asked  ‘ ivarokke roadil  erangi nikkumoo?

But this time in the KPN bus , instead of trying to digest the chicken varutharachathu I was trying to digest the fact that pinthirippan murachees like me know the CPI ( M ) and it’s leaders more than the real labour class