After the British colonies, still left are the….

After the British colonies, still left are the Parsi colonies, on which the sun never sets!

Because at 2 am old ladies are chasing stray dogs with sticks,

At 3 am somebody’s TV is loud enough to keep the watchmen awake,

At 4 am the grannys wake up to pee,

At 5 am the duudhwala comes from ‘parsi’ dairy farm

At 6 am somebody takes 46 kicks to start the old Lamberetta scooter

At 7 am the 3rd floor neighbour goes “piche ka side ko barabar se dhona, mein roj dekhta hu, tum aisa hi dutty kapda mar ke nikal jata hai” ….to the ‘gari dhowa walo’

At 8 am you hear a frantic mother shouting “Mehernosh , tu bhonu no dabbo bhuligayo” running in a nighty, down the ‘main street’ of the “Bagh”

At 9 am someone starts playing “chaiye ahme zartosti “so loud that you are forced to agree that no one else would cause such torture

At 10 am the ladies are clapping from balconies to call the ‘taja paplet kolmi walo’, n all such vendors

At 11 am the jobless, wifeless, TV less and hopeless ahdas come down with a war cry of MC ,BC gaars, to play cricket or volleyball

At 12 PM someone breaks a glass and then starts a fight

At 1 PM the fight is still on

At 2 PM the fight ends when the aromas from people’s kitchens reminds them that stomach is mightier than the sword

At 3 PM the school kids are returning in a shrill argument over what happened in class, and by the stories , you wonder if they even go to same school,

At 4 PM the old man’s club comes down for a walk and asks the silly obvious questions like “bajar laine aavi” , “bank thi aavi”, “college thi aavi” to all aged women returning from anywhere, everyday

At 5 PM the old woman’s parade starts, where the aunties want to walk and the gangubais escorting them want to sit

At 6 PM the ‘chillar’ comes down to play

At 7 PM the hero of the parsi colony arrives with ‘karak and naram’ options for all the ladies

At 8 PM some aspiring Stuntbawa is practicing a willy with his bike and melodramatic teenage girls squealing louder than required

At 9 PM you can hear people saying bye to each other for an entire hour, as the gossip has no end,
meanwhile the ” bonu” is waiting

At 10 PM someone gets enough bones only for 1 stray dog, so the other dogs create a havoc

At 11 PM someone’s grandfather clock gongs out loud eleven times and by the time it stops you missed hearing the last part of your TV serial

At 12 PM the watchman has to show he is working and goes banging the stick

At 1 am some guys play loud music in a car, this time the guy on the 2nd floor wakes up, fights with the youngsters and threatens to call the police

You are peeping from the window to see the commotion, and when he goes in, the old lady thinks its the stray dogs barking again and comes out with a stick to chase them…

See, the sun never sets on the Parsi empire

An email fwd by Goolcher Navdar…..

Courtesy : Hushang Vakil

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