Parsi colonies, on which the sun never sets!

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 watchman 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 “bhonu” is waiting….

At 10 PM someone gets enough bones only for 1 stray dog, so the other dogs create 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 it’s the stray dogs barking again and comes out with a stick to chase them.





Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

One comment

  • Great … unfortunately I am from Amdavad or to say Ahmedabad and not being a part any such Parsi Colonies, enjoyed and could know how well those staying at such Parsi Colonies are free from Chors + Thieves that no one could dare to come with purpose. thanks … enjoying every presentation from your side …. thanks once again. with best regards,


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