Old maxims and idioms such as “Aqal badi ya bhains”, “Jiski lathi uski bhains”, “Kala akshar bhains barabar” and “Bhains ke aage been bajana” have recently proved entirely wrong. In my view, the buffalo must be declared the national animal. Madan Gupta Spatu writes
'Dada bada na bhaiyya, sabse bada Ruppayya' was the old maxim that has undergone a sea change, compelling us to now sing, 'Dada bada na bhaiyya, sabse chotta Ruppayya'. The other day, the temple priest scolded a regular worshipper, "You are insulting Bhagwanji by offering a fallen rupee. Madan Gupta Spatu writes.
If your father is poor, it is your fate, but if your father-in-law is poor, it is your fault. This reality of life, like many others, dawned on me quite late. It was the biggest mistake of my life. Whenever I had to introduce my father-in-law in my circle, it was an embarrassing moment. Madan Gupta Spatu writes
A new class of modern saints has emerged with the expansion of the electronic media. A new type of evergreen business is flourishing by leaps and bounds, unaffected by recession or inflation. Hardly a day passes when a TV channel is not launched and a new baba (or 'babi') does not appear for darshan. Madan Gupta Spatu writes
My mobile phone was flooded with the New Year SMSes. The messages read, "Sir, wish the policeman does not demand money when you are riding without a helmet or a seat belt; people may not gift you the sweets prepared with synthetic milk, the petrol price increases only when you have just got the tank full; the delivery man of the gas agency does not frown after the sixth cylinder. Madan Gupta Spatu writes
A message on cell phone ruined my entire day. It was one of my wife's close friends, reminding me of an accident that I was trying to forget-my seventh wedding anniversary. Madan Gupta Spatu writes
The munshi at the police post pretended to be busy with the daily diary register for five minutes, and then scanned me from head to toe through his thick glasses. I politely said, "Inspector sahab, my motorcycle was stolen from my premises despite the gate and the vehicle being locked. Kindly write my FIR." Madan Gupta Spatu writes