Our newspapers regularly report on the various Rath Yatra’s happenings around in the country these days. I found this pic rather amusing and couldn’t resist taking a shot 🙂

So whaddya say???   


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An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

25 responses »

  1. At first I have no idea what is a Rath Yatra, but after reading all the comments I finally figured it out. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


    • Dilip says:

      Howdy and welcome. Ya the Rath Yatra banner was put-up on the roadside by a social activist. It’s a pun on our present day political scene.

      I appreciate the interest you have taken to understand this part of our culture. I admit the blog does move a bit randomly to capture the moment and to have some lighthearted fun!

      Many thanks!


  2. brar ajaib singh says:

    thodi si lift karade is the perfect prayer of the politicians. fits so well for modern rath yatra undertaken by political as well as so called religious leaders on tax payers money. they will spend party funds on such luxurious airconditioned trips thinking aam admi has no brains.


  3. Shraddha Kelkar says:

    Respected Sir,
    This post reminds me one very apt cartoon from “The Hindu”. In that cartoon it was shown that the common man is worried about the fuel price hike & overall inflation. And on the other side it showed Mr. Advani & Mr. Modi in a delighted mood as they were under a impression that they are providing answers to the concerns of common man. And those answers were “rathayatra” and “fast” respectively.

    Shraddha Kelkar.


    • Dilip says:

      I am so glad to read your comments Shraddha – warm welcome to you. Yes we the aam admi are concerned primarily in meeting our basic needs! Kind Regards.


  4. Vatsala Naidu says:

    Hats off to the perseverance of the eternal rathyatri!! He must be telling himself and his confidantes,”Mera number kab aayega? Aur jab tak mera number nahi aayega tab tak main rathyatra karta rahoonga.”


    • Dilip says:

      वाह वाह क्या बात है … Reminds me of Adnan Sami’s

      मुझको भी तो लिफ्ट करादे
      मुजको भी तो …… बना दे 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by!


  5. Mahendra M. Singhvi says:

    Is it an invitation to Rath Yatra or “Wrath” Yatra ? Probably, the latter would have been more apt in the context of modern times!
    Brig. Naidu, I liked your post. Keep it up!!


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Ha Ha Ha that’s hilarious. Dear Mahendra great to hear from you after so many years. Trust you you are doing very well. Looking forward to catch up on things.

      Wish you a very Happy Diwali!


      • Mahendra M. Singhvi says:

        It’s wonderful to get reconnected with you… after such a long gap. Your sense of humor is as great now as it has always been. Yes…would be wonderful to catch up on things with each other. Wishing you all a joyous Deepawali. Have a wonderful time,


  6. suhas says:

    Where are we going? There was a time when the PM of India (Mr. Nehru) traveled with just 2 police cars as an escort. I have seen Mr. Kruschev & Bulganin in an open car in Bombay, wit only 10 police motor cycles accompanying them.
    Now the rath is not noticed but the escorts are prominent.I feel if someone is a real leader the public will guard him. He does not need any thing else. The security has become a joke..
    Do we afford the bandobast around the VIPs.? Is the police recruited for this purpose ?


  7. brar ajaib singh says:

    hi girish, you seems to have great understanding of our so called political boses. i fully agree with you and appreciate your comments. once I was travelling from moga to chandigarh while beant singh was the chief minister of punjab. to my horror I noticed every truck and bus was stopped by the p[olice to board more passenger for a congress relly at ludhiana, this job was given to all the tehsildars as well as thanedar to send maximum number. when they reached the venue many vehicle were not allowed inside as the vip PM had already arrived and was addressing the crowd. more and more trucks full of innocent villegars were coming all the way from chandigarh although vip had already left the venue. this is the way these so called politicians use public servant as well as tax payers money for their personal ambitions. as luck would have it beant singh was killed few months later.god save our lovely country.I am glad modern generation has better understanding of our political system and with more awareness things should improve. with sincere and warm regards. wishing all the readers a very happy and prosperous DEWALI. ajay


  8. girish says:

    Respected sir,

    The politicians are inviting the poor people of India who don’t have two end meals and house to live in to do a yatra aimlessly for their own selfish motives which is absolutely ridiculous and pathetic.


    Girish Kohli


  9. brar ajaib singh says:

    rath used to be a normal vehicle and used by kings and queens as a respectable cart pulled by horses bullocks as well as camels. it was a common sight to see newly weds travelling in the rath escorted by riders in front as well as in the rear from brides village to bridegrooms village. I have myself enjoyed riding such a rath as a child on many occasion. I am amused to see political leaders calling a most modern airconditioned vehicle a rath. Our respectable senior most BJP leader shri advani jee likes it more. politicians have always fooled simple voters by mixing religious beliefs and symbols for advancement of their political and personal gains. wake up politicians this is 21st century. voters are aware of your clever ways/gymics and not going to be fooled everytime.


  10. Geetha says:

    Good one! India Shining! That’s ‘Incredible India’ for you!


  11. I will have to google Rath Yatra so I get some background. I’m curious Dilip.


    • Dilip says:

      Oops! Oh ya that’s quite understandable. The rath yatra in India has rich heritage! You’ll find several links one of them being this one http://rathyatra.org/

      The humor in this post is that many of our politicians are embarking on such yatra’s and so the banner scripted by a social activist is a satire on the political and social scenario of India.

      Thanks for your interest and have a great day!


  12. Lubna says:

    Very apt. Is the Rath also air conditioned?


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