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 ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._B._Rajesh and P Sreeramakrishnan ( DYFI ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Sreeramakrishnan . 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