Saturday, April 01, 2017

Atithi Devo Bhava

The father - son duo stormed inside the Taj Mahal on a balmy Sunday. The little boy ran towards the central pool and his father chased him. 

'Stop,' the harried father screamed.
The boy paused and his eyes came across a placard - 'Atithi Devo Bhava'
He asked his father about it.

'Atithi Devo Bhava means that Guests are equivalent to God and we should treat them with the highest respect.' His father said to which the boy nodded his head in agreement. 

There was a loud babble of voices and a large mob surrounded a tall American citizen who was arguing with a taxi driver.
'Oh my God! Look at that   West Indian,' the Father said to his son.
'Where?' the son asked.

'Arey, see that Negro, blackie over there,' he pointed and said,'so tall no.'
The little boy looked straight into his eyes and recollected what his father said minutes ago.

This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.


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17 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I read that twice :) Very subtle, Ste!

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  2. Wow! Hypocrisy at its best! Nice one Ste!

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  3. hehe.. I liked this. It's smart, subtle and sadly, very relevant in today's world, huh?

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  4. what a hypocrite man this dad is! Great start Ste

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  6. Glad that you wrote about this :)

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  7. Such a common sight to see! Very well penned!

    Cheers
    BoisterousBee

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  8. We sure have double standards.....A good read !!

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  9. Its ironic really and this hypocrisy is so common here.. We still prefer white over black, brahmin over shudra and what not! I really liked the post and the subtle message that you delivered. Well crafted!!

    http://www.readersofthenight.com/a-for-aspirations-atozchallenge/

    Regards,
    Pikakshi
    Readers of the Night

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