Myself Swine Flu,
Hello everyone, I am sure you all know me at least by name if not in person. I would love to meet you but I know no one amongst you wants to meet me. Cholera, Plague, Dengue, SARS; I have come to existence in various forms. This time I chose Pune as my home town to settle down. Why Pune? This definitely might be the question from all Puneites.
All Puneites might be thinking didn’t it get another city to thrive into. Well the reason being that Puneites proudly say that anyone once accepted in Pune, the entire Maharashtra accepts it because Pune happens to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The revolution of “No gifts please” at functions was started by Puneites (that is what they all say) and now it has started spreading across the country. So, I thought once accepted by Pune, I wont face major problems later on. And that is what has happened. Barely couple of years ago I appeared in the form of chikungunya in Sangli, Solapur and the Marathwada belt. To my credit, I also managed to take some wickets !!!LOL!!! I swear I never thought I would get the kind of publicity that I have actually got. Each and every sheet of newspaper here is giving me a hell lot of footage and I am seeing everyone covering their faces with masks.
One thing that I never thought was that in spite of my vicious impact I would be liked by some people. Yeah!!!! The medicals here are selling masks worth Rs 2/- for Rs 10-15/- and even 20/- at some places. Pune enjoys special treatment form the govt here. There are hundreds of villages that face up to 15 hours of power cut daily. But Pune being Pune, a special Pune pattern has been created and adopted so that Puneites do not face a single minute’s power cut. These people can’t even climb couple of floors. They need a lift for it. Now isn’t that a good reason for me to land here, create some terror and get started with my work. People have marked mails to Obama saying if he could not export business why did he export me? Poor Obama!!!!!
The media here has got its act together and have managed to impede me from spreading more. However, it seems Delhiites are showing some sort of soft corner to me and I think now I would be shifting my base there.