Thursday, February 08, 2007

To protect, defend and do some gardening too...

With the tension in the State over the Cauvery Tribunal verdict, the Police top brass have made elaborate arrangements for security in the city, especially around IT campuses. Yesterday I saw for myself how tight the security was. Right in front of my office stood three thagda policemen!! What a terrifying sight they were too! When the rampaging masses come a calling, they will screech and stop right on their tracks when they spot our three Charlies.

Rioter 1 ( amazed): Look at dem moustche!! Awesome!
Rioter 2 (terrified): And look at 'em laathis, pure cane I say!!
Rioter 3 (losing biological control of himself ): And look at 'em pot bellies, pure muscle!!
Rioter 4 (quivering in his hawai chappals): Lets run for our lives before they beat us to pulp!!!

And all 500 of ‘em run away!

And thanks to the men in khaki, the garden around our campus have begun to bloom and do well. What with our gallant men, 'watering' and 'manuring' the hedges and the lawns everyday. A new proverb we all learnt today:

"People who live in glass houses should turn the other way when people outside the glass house don’t know that the people inside the glass house can see them ‘watering’ and ‘manuring’ their garden."

Thank you Mr. Police Commissioner for keeping our campus safe and green!

p.s. Kudos to the Karnataka Government for having the foresight to beef up security and prevent any untoward incident in the State after the verdict, hats off Mr Chief Minister!!

33 comments:

Hyde said...

Lol! Watering the plants indeed!

Dev said...

Too good... still laughing..
Now I truly know the meaning of 'Who will watch the watchmen?' :)

Anonymous said...

good intentions..they deserve a pat.

i always feel that the traffic cops in particular remain unsung heroes...remember the time (6 months back i guess) when sri-sri ravi shankar held a camp in jakkur that was expected to draw 25 lakh people daily? I stay on bellary road and not once was there a jam!

- The elderly camel

Browser said...

Just give us the water and shut up :-). But then the concept of "watering the plants" - tehre's an idea for water conservation.

Neihal said...

hahahahaha
I was avoiding reading your blog today.....and now I know I should not have given into my temptation...I learnt today
"when you have a night of tummy cramps, which leaves every damn part of ur stmach in pain, DONT READ SILVERINE"
:D

b v n said...

Ha nice one ! you should be in Ad-making :)*i was just picturing the scene* hehe.

On a serious note, Kumaraswamy did a commendable job *remember the interim verdict* and imagine what would have Karunanidhi did if the verdict went against TN. Chennai wud have burnt.

Jo said...

LOL!

Sachin R K said...

Good one :)))

Pratish Menon said...

Kudos for having the foresight to foresee the judgment too

Strider said...

Lol!

:D

Nariyal Chutney said...

@ Last Police in Bangalore got a chance to reduce their tummies.But how are they watering the plants ? From what we non Bangaloreans heard the water from Cauvery is going to Tamil Nadu instead of coming to Karnataka :P

mathew said...

something good to say about bangalore after the rajkumar episode when all hell broke loose..

by the way nice picturisation..500 of em running away!! lol!!

Fleiger said...

Come to think of it, don't you think this is economical? The companies get protectors and gardeners at the price of one (and save on the cost of fertilizers), the govt doesn't have to pay overtime or anything (since companies take care of it in terms of perks)... profit all around...

Jeseem said...

praising the cops so much ...
looks like you have fallen for the muchaads, hook line and sink.

:P

Anonymous said...

absolutely hilarious!!!

alakananda said...

hah, watering plants! i'd have thought they'd die.:) lol:0

Synapse said...

LOL!

Di said...

sheesh..thats a sad sight if anything is...ewwwww...

dharmabum said...

it does make a naturally funny post that evokes a lot of laughter..

i would however like to remind of of the absolute lack of amenities in our society - very few places do we find public conveniences and hence at times, people are just forced to do it

silverine said...

Hyde: Organic farming :p

dev: Indeed, this is a "who will watch the watchman' kinda situation lol

elderly camel: These are the crime cops and not traffic cops :) But traffic coppers are doing a tremendous job I agree.

browser: Water conservation besides savings from the Urea supply :p

neihal: :p

BVN: Thank you :) That is what I meant by the 'kudos', the govt did a fine job of preventing untoward incidents after the interim verdict.

Jo: :)

Sachin: Thank you :)

Prats: I was talking about the interim verdict re!!

Strider : :)

NC: Guess you didnt get the post...I was talking about the 'organic watering' by the coppers posted at our campus ;)

mathew: I guess the govt learnt its lessons well after the RK episode. And yeah, 3 cops for 500 rioters was a bit too much :))

fleiger: You are right, this is sound policy ;)

jeseem: you got me there *hmphhhh*
:p

Anon: Thanks :)

Alakananda: Guess they dont want to throw the 'water' down the toilet drains lol

Synapse: :p

di: It is indeed an ewww sight if you dont turn away in time :))

dharmabum: Thank you :) You are right about the lack of amenities, but these guys are provided toilet facilities in the campus with other staff!

aks said...

hey sil....the advice to all glass house dwellers was ,....hilarious yaar.....but watch out for the day the men in khaki are gonna extract pennies for the pounds of manure( they shed)) ........

ursjina said...

hehe..I wonder wat wud have happened without the constant supply of irrigation..maybe after sometime they will start purifying it and distribute it as drinking wzter..esp when kaveri issue and all is at such heights...gross!!..haha

ursjina said...

hehe..wonder wat bangalore wud have done without this irrigation...maybe they will start recycling it and sell it as bottled water..aftr all the kaveri issue..hehe..i know its gross!!

Barani said...

:)) Funny :)

Mind Curry said...

they are farmers after all. if they cant farm in cauvery basin, they might as well farm a bit in IT land :)

Fleiger said...

Since IT companies kept working even though there was a bandh, looks like the "protection" worked...
(Now don't get me started on "protection" and plantlife and suchlike...)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

:D

Browser said...

One request. Write something about the "Sabha Vazakku"

Arun said...

Can you enable full text feeds in both your blogs?

silverine said...

aks: These guys know how to extract pounds for pennies anyways :)

ursjina:Gross!!!! :p

Barani: Thank you :)

MC: Naturall calling hmmm? lol

Fleiger: Yeah this time they arrested known miscreants a day before the verdict. Hence the need for protection was considerably low :p

Deepa: How are you girl? Long time no see :)

Browser: hmmm thats is a good idea actually :p

Arun: It was always enbaled!!

nobody said...

traffic coppers are doing a tremendous job..?
the only time i ever notice them is when the force me to stop with their homicidal roadblocks and suicidal tendencies (jumping in front of your vehicle and all) sometime late in the evening... which is fine actually, just that they don't seem to be around when needed.

hilarious writeup nonetheless (as always)

Fleiger said...

Aha... prevention is better than protection... (unintentional pun, sorry)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

yes dear ... a long long time indeed !

am doing good .... whatz w/ the template change and all ?