It was raining heavily and I lost my car’s keys

For many days, I was thinking of visiting Lajpat Nagar market, a posh market area in South Delhi.

Today I got chance to visit Lajpat Nagar. This was not chance but my destiny.

I was thinking of selling mobile phones on e-Commerce portals and had to visit mobile store to check the inventory and billing details. Otherwise the phones could have been delivered at my place in Rohini. At least people listen to me and take me seriously when I talk business.

It had been warm and very humid weather for last couple of days. Today when I was about to start it started raining heavily. I listened to rain drops and my wife went outside from the back gate opening towards service lane.

She was surprised. There was no rain and it was dry everywhere. I checked from the front gate and it was raining heavily.

Infact the rain started from the side of the locality that faces our front door entrance. Hence there was no rain in the back side of the locality.

Anyways, I started my engine and we went for drive. It was approximately one and an half hour drive from Rohini to Lajpat Nagar. I was expecting more time due to rain but there was no traffic jam though the traffic was moving at a slow pace.

At about 12.30 in the afternoon we reached the destination and took parking ticket from the parking staff.

We went inside the shop and came out in about an hour after discussing the business.

We went towards the parking lot. Vision was poor due to rain and found difficulty in crossing the road.

I gave car keys to my wife and asked her to sit inside so that she feels comfortable in this weather.

I had to go to the toilet and settle parking charges with the guy.

I came back and paid to the parking guy and sat inside the car.

I asked my wife why she did not roll down the windows. She said “you have the keys so how can I roll down the window”.

I was surprised and told her that I had given the keys to her. But she raised her voice and said “why will I keep the keys. Please check inside the washroom”.

I got out of the car in the heavy rains and ran towards the bathroom. I was about to slip at the entrance of the bathroom as the specs glasses had rain drops all over and vision had become poor.

People were urinating and I was looking here and there for keys. Everyone was staring at me and I felt embraced. I said slowly to myself “where are the keys”.

I had to say this so that people listen to it and stop staring at me and rather help me out in searching keys.

I checked everywhere and after about 10-15 minutes the parking guy came running inside the bathroom to inform me that the keys are available. I asked how he found it.

He smiled and told me very gently that the keys were with my wife.

I felt relaxed and went inside the car.

I became furious to see my wife because she was responsible for all this chaos.

I shouted “why didn’t you tell me earlier that you had the keys”.

She became angry but calmed down immediately and said sweetly “I am so sorry”.

I had no words.

There was silence for about 30 seconds.

At last I took the keys and started our car.

After about 15 minutes of driving in silence mode, my wife asked me “Are you still angry with me”.

I looked at her and smiled and then we had to start our usual conversation.

Always remember there is no point in fighting with your wife if she does not show anger. In these cases they themselves know of the mistake committed.

If they are sweet after these incidences that means they have self realized the mistake.

Otherwise also do you have any other option?


Snake dancing to the tune of snake charmer

The snake charmer starts playing flute and as if drawn by the tune, a snake eventually emerges from the container; if a cobra, it may even extend its hood.

The snake does have ears but it cannot listen in the air. It moves when the playing of a special type of tune on pipe produces vibrations on the surface.

The charmer is daring and courageous as a wrong move or a slight variation in the pipe music may make the snake aggressive due to different vibrations and may bite the charmer.

The more defensive ways include removing fang or venom glands of the creature. In some cases the mouth of the creature is sewed.

Snake charmers are available mostly in India and surrounding countries that make Snakes dance. They are also available in northern parts of African continent. They attract huge crowds at the crowded markets and fairs.

So beware next time you see a snake charmer!

How can you tell age of a tree

Do you know age of a tree planted around you?

As a tree grows, its trunk thickens as new wood is added in the middle of the trunk.

The age of a tree can be judged not only  by the thickness and height of a tree but also by the number of circles on the trunk. Each circle indicates roughly a year.

In fact if find any severed tree you will see number of concentric circles in a cross section of trunk growing from the middle outwards. The space between two concentric circles represent annual layer of wood and by counting number of circles themselves the age of a tree can be known.

If you count number of circles in some giant fir trees, it will be many hundreds of years old.

These circles are also known as tree’s rings.


Amazon rainforest-more than 350 species found

Amazon rainforest is one of the most famous and dense rainforest in the world. It is also dangerous if anyone goes deep into it.

This world’s largest tropical rainforest lies in much of north western Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries. It measures about 5.5 Million sq km.

Discoveries by scientists have been mostly in endangered areas threatened by human activities as confirmed by World Wildlife fund (WWF). It took nearly 2 years for scientists to do this task.

Nearly 381 species were found including 216 plants, 93 fish, 32 amphibians, 19 reptiles, 1 bird and 20 mammals.

Some of the interesting new finds include fire-tailed titi monkey, or Milton’s titi, a white ball acari, a nocturnal river fish, and a ‘honeycomb’ stingray, a freshwater ray.

A Brazilian judge has held an order on proposed mining in the area nearly size of Switzerland which is really applaudable otherwise these discoveries will cease in future and we will lose all natural resources.