It’s been more than a while that the term ‘Telangana agitation’ has become a synonym to trouble.
It cripples normal life and the face of Hyderabad has changed forever!
If I were in school now, probably I would have liked to get a holiday once every few days; but, it’s no fun with the ‘Telangana Bandh’ now! Forget the word ‘fun’, am killing myself to get the purpose!
Every time I hear about stuff related to ‘Telangana’, and more often than not, it’s of course ‘bandh’, there is a routine we have to go through (need not be in the same order):
- Spend at least a few minutes in front of the TV to understand the ‘severity’ (magnitude is what we need, damage can be taken for granted)
- Scan for news and talk to people just to check if ‘everything is okay’
- Wait for a communication from HR to understand the ‘business as normal’ decisions. Hope for an exception concerning traffic situations and possible riots
- Lucky are the ones who have the ‘Work From Home’ option. If not, ponder over the career switch, or company jump options for a moment
- Check fuel levels and bump up to ‘tank full’ and that project can’t be completed without waiting in long queues at the end of day
- Call family members before going to bed the previous night, just to remind them to ‘be careful’ and ‘commute with caution’, and avoid stepping out if at all possible
- Where there is any medical related appointment for anyone in the family, just hope that everything goes fine on the way up and down, what happens at the hospital is secondary
- For people with kids who attend schools, can’t even think of the process threads running in their heads
This is just an outline of what comes to my mind when I think of the agitation.
Just out of curiosity, was looking up the word ‘agitation’ in the dictionary. Option 2 sounds right and I hope it is carried out that way. But I do like the Option 3 from dictionary.com, for that seems more appropriate for what I have been hearing.
Anyway, for the next few days, I’ll dig a little deeper and try to understand ‘The Good’ part of the Telangana agitation, if there is any. And then it’s just an opportunity I’ve been waiting for to vent out ‘the Bad, and the Ugly’ part of it.