Aug 20, 2009

Name is FLU, "SWINE FLU"


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.

21 comments:

Shruti said...

Lolzzz...
hilarious post sumeet!!
hey Btw, i read in TOI that its because of the temparate and changing climates in pune, SWINE FLU is staying there!! :P
And also SWINE FLU will exist in low temperatures..below 30 deg C

Good post yaar!! Bubbling with ideas huh!

Keep smiling!

Vineeta said...

I loved this personification! hahaha! Keep it up :) btw.. I just hope Mr. Swine Flu doesn't create a permanent home in Bangalore :(

Vineeta said...

btw.. I have added u in twitter!

Shankar said...

wow..very humorous one indeed....so sad for those who live at pune.....Nice one sumeeth..

manishdeshpande said...

hey sumeet..its really very nice post you have added..i liked it very much. you are doing a good job of awakening all the people you know. I most i liked of the post is the way of presentation. I will forward you a mail..which has a photo of of a swine saying sorry..you can add it to your post..good work..keep going

Shilpa Garg said...

A good style of expression and a wonderful satire!! :)

Navin Khaware said...

Well Can't really Comment against Pune. Despite of all the power cuts and MNS Problems ppl have actually stayed there calmly.
Yes Pune does get special treatment but at the cost of paying more then usual

Nayan said...

u gettin beta sumtya!

Sumeet.Shah said...

Hey Shruti.. THanx a lot. Glad that u liked it.

yaa. u r rite. Pune temperature is conducive to this virus. Its not above 30 nor below 20. During monsoons it remains constant. Even during winters day temperatures dont fall below 25, its only at nite that they fall below 10. So its going to be a tough time even during winters. you mite be aware mall,multiplexes, schools are shut since last two weeks

Sumeet.Shah said...

Thanx Vineeta!!! and thanx for following on twitter!!! lets keep on exchanging notes thru it!!!!

Sumeet.Shah said...

@shankar!!!! Its really goin tough out here. Though the intensity has lessened down but its still critical out here

Sumeet.Shah said...

@Manish @Nayan... Guys waiting for ur first blog!!!!! Get on with it

Sumeet.Shah said...

@ Shilpa.. THanx for honest feedback as always!!!!!

Sumeet.Shah said...

@Navin... I agree to it that Pune does get special treatment but then it is an important place dude education, culture and businesswise

Shruti said...

hey sumeet,
Check out my new 55Fiction and give me your feedback
:)

pra said...

Swine flue talking! That is dangerous! Good post! Kept me smiling!!

Shruti said...

hey sumeet!
check out my recent post!

Shruti said...

sumeet,long time no see?!!!

Check out my recent post

Sumeet.Shah said...

Thanks Pra!!!!! Thanks for the visit!!!!

Sumeet.Shah said...

Hey SHruti!!!! Have got busy these days!!!! Loaded heavily with work... But dun worry i do keep visiting ur blog and soon my new post will be up there....
Cheers

Vineeta said...

Hi Sumeet, I was trying a lot to tell you that the earlier post is not allowing any comments. I don't know smthing wrong with the page,blog.. dont knw. I replied to ur tweet but i guess u missed it. I hope u see this msg and rectify the problem. For now.. I am not able to post any comment on ur post.