Hyderbad has the most number of beggars in India, and no I am not kidding. A survey result came up with this and I had read this news a year ago in T.O.I. Now, after that news I am pretty much sure that a few other aspiring souls forwarded their resume to 'The beggar association' and have successfully been recruited. The reason why I am saying this is because now every 3rd non-working person is either a 'beggar' or an 'engineer' or 'both' in hyderabad, it seems. The figures have increased drastically and dynamically within a year. Damn Recession !
Alright coming to the actual point, I am sick of every good looking & physically fit beggar, well versed with English,Hindi and Telgu. These guys posses 'ama-bloody-zingly' awesome talent to beg. Today I saw a guy in jeans and a shabby shirt asking for money in front of a bakery and People being kind, gave him some money. He waited for sometime and then with the 'speed of sound' (yes 'speed of light' is overrarted) went to the same bakery and ordered a burger.
Some of these guys even have their bank accounts in 'HSBC' and they are insured by 'ING Prostitute' as I see a lot of them standing and fagging in front of the respective buildings. If they come up to you and ask for money, you better give them at least Rs 10 note, else they will give you a $ 50 bill and you then will feel like a beggar. Sometimes It happens that I face the same beggar 10 times a day because they have their areas fixed. When they start begging in Hyderbadi-urdu-hindi mixed tone like this :
"kya kartey itta paisa le k, allah bhala karta humein khane k wastey diye toh. Haww miya, bheekh nahi maang rahe, do wakht ka khana maang raae...."
you feel like either giving him away whatever you ever had or put a KG of cotton in your both ears. Though I get fantasized by 'Hyderbadi-urdu-hindi' but listening it like this, sucks. I should probably be writing about such an accent in a seperate post.
Some beggars follow you up till eternity and I have seen them embarrassing 'Young girls' intentionally. The condition is so pathetic that you come out of your house and you will see a few of them standing irrespective of the what time it is, in front of your house. It's so unlike other cities where their population is restricted to Temples, Traffic lights and railway stations. The attitude they carry is 'Yo let's cut to chase, temme what big note you got and I am givin u the change u want". Man, After a few years a kindergarten scene will be like this;
Teacher : Bunty what do u want to become when you grow up ?
Bunty : Teacher, I want to become 'Pappu beekhaari', He is awesome. He works just in one shift, earns double the amount my dad earns and has all the rights in the world to assault young girls publicly unlike my dad.
I salute Madhur bhandarkar for showing the hidden truth in the movie traffic signal.
Begging plans anyone ?