The other day, I was reading the day’s newspaper after lunch but dozed off soon. Copenhagen summit, price rise, food shortage, demands for bifurcation of states were the main items in the newspaper and, naturally, one is tempted to put aside the newspaper and dream of a world free from man – made problems. I was worried about certain unpleasant developments in India and obviously, my mind slipped into a world of wild imaginations. “Stop this videogame”, the grand father told his grandson. “Let me test your general knowledge.” The grandson was a bit frightened and switched off the T.V.
“Which is the capital of Andhra Pradesh?”
The boy kept mum
“O.K who is the chief minister of Kerala?” the grandpa continued. The boy burst into laughter
“Be serious”, the grandpa asserted and asked, “how many states are there in South India?” The boy closed his eyes and began to count, mentally, one, two, three………. The grand father got wild and shouted “Just four, you stupid” The boy, then ran out, saying “Grandpa has gone nuts……. He says there are only four states in South India…”. When grandpa stared at him, the boy told him: “There are as many as 15 states in South India…… Your G.K is a big zero, grandpa”.
Suddenly I woke up from my catnap when some noise shook me up!