A: You know what? It hardly rained in Bangalore, while it lashed heavily day and night in this city.
B: And still, we have powercuts in Bangalore. For long hours.
C: Kumaraswamy is pretty ok as a cheif minister. I mean, he fares better than the previous CMs'. Sir, what do you say?
A mobile phone is ringing in the backdrop, the ringtone is a popular track... Some of them start nodding their head to the tune. C recieves the call.
C: Hello; tell me, what's the matter?
D: Yes, he is young and has a positive attitude towards things. But....
A: He still has to do a lot of good for the state if he isto appreciated. What he has done is very little....
E: Consider this, he has done something, atleast, something good. A coaliton government. God knows, how long it will last....
D: How many kids do you have?
E: I've two sons. One is six years old, and the other is 11.
D: Both of them go to the same school, is it?
F: Educating children... it's so expensive. We paid very small amounts as fees.
A: Come on, the times have changed. People have money with them, they spend. What else can it be used for?
B: Youngsters today spend quite a lot. You know, malls and the works...
A: Malls are boring. One simply roams about the place, and if possible, feeds on some junk food.
F: Where do you stay?
C hangs the call.
C: Isn't the song nice? The movie is still running to full houses.
A: Yes. The songs are lovely.
D: They've struck gold. The producer is minting money....
Travelling in trains is eventful. We meet different people, hear different stories, opinion...
We tend to be open with strangers. Disclosing, probably, even dark secrets which we fear to share with our friends.
Do we itch to get started? Fortunately, i've journeyed with amicable people, those who talk with strangers. I belong to that category too.
It's interesting. To converse about various subjects. And we comfortably shift between topics. Quite easily, like we've known each other for some time. And most of this happens without us knowing the other person's name. The liberality behind this surprises me.
Ranging from behaviour of kids.... money... lifestyles.... education... products of a particular company.... the weather.... movies.... soaps.... stories about a far relative.... prospects.... aspirations... food... At the end of it, we talk about everything under the sun. Sharing knowledge, learning about something new..... what not!!