Time is (not) precious..

Kerala Law Minister M Vijakumar had to cancel his trip to Kochi on Sunday as the Indian flight on which he was scheduled to travel allegedly took off slightly earlier than the scheduled departure time.

A spokesman at the Minister’s office said he had lodged a complaint with the authorities of Indian about the matter.

Vijayakumar had reached the airport at 0600 hrs to catch the Thiruvananthapuram-Kochi-Delhi flight, scheduled to leave at 0615 hrs. The flight, however, had taken off by the time he reached the airport, the spokesman said.

Airline authorities, however, denied the charge and said Vijaykumar reached the airport only by 0610 hrs by which time check in formalities had been completed and the counters closed.

The airline sources said that there was no prior information about the time the minister would be reaching the airport.


Isn’t it better that I opt not to make a rant on this..Afterall,they are ‘politicians’ and it is our duty to wait for the people who serve us,no matter even if it is an airplane or a bullock cart..We should wait for them.Period..How arrogant we are to forget that we are only aam aadmi and are obliged to wait for those ‘great’ people who serve us..Never mind that the law minister doen’t obey the law of cheking in atleast half an hour earlier..They are more important than those people who need to reach the destination,as to pick another connection flight.Never mind that such persons will miss their flight then,the person here is more important..



P.S :

I remember waiting in a jammed traffic,waiting for a ‘busy’ VIP to pass by..Nevermind,afterall my time is never worth any importance..But i pity that old man who was in a nearby rikshaw,on his way to hospital due to asthma.Again,never mind,time is more valuable to a VIP than to a sick old man.


Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3510389.cms

  1. Know what you mean. Here is another blogger who has written on similar lines, although in a lighter vein.

    • Nimmy
    • September 22nd, 2008

    Thanks Cris..I just read the post..lol..I can’t write humorously like that bcoz i am not a soft person:(

  2. Come and stay in Delhi and stopping for VIPs to pass will become so common that you wont even bother to rant about it.

    recently however the Delhi CM Ms. Dikshit…inaugurated a new flyover online saying that her travelling to the site would mean traffic jams all around.

    Some finally have woken up…we just need to keep shouting.

    • Nimmy
    • September 22nd, 2008

    Pinku..lol..i agree..and i am glad people are making wise use of technology..Good day..

    • Another Kafir
    • September 22nd, 2008

    I wonder if the airlines would dare to answer like this to a minister from a capitalistically managed state. Ignore this comment, just plain wondering.

  3. kafir…..good wondering you are doing there. Wonder like this and you will also wonder whether the guy was of a high caste or low that he should be treated such….more importantly is the airline owned/managed by a North Indian for a south indian to be treated shabbily etc etc…

    For a change someone took the correct decision lets not look for flaws in it shall we?

    • Nimmy
    • September 23rd, 2008

    Ak,I was re reading your comment again again and again as to understand what you really said!!..Do you intend to say that we laymen are/should be afraid of politicians like this?

    But why?They are just people among us..well,maybe even less qualified than most of us..So,why should we be afraid of them..

    I recall an incident when an MP( Wahab) had to get down from the flight bcoz the pilot refused to fly the plane bcoz Mr MP boarded late..I guess that MP too gave a complaint..

    Problem is with attitude..These guys things they are beyong all laws and can do anything they want..Thatz not right..

    • Nimmy
    • September 23rd, 2008

    Pinku,lol..I agree with you..But still i guess even if i were personlaly present there then,I’ld have feel intimidated to speak out..bcoz I dn’t want to have petty police cases haunting me 🙂

    • Another Kafir
    • September 23rd, 2008

    See first of all the airline is guilty of having let the plane go even a minute late, in this case 5. And secondly, ministers are representing a large number of people and they have a very important life. We should realise that a day lost in their lives could mean a lot of things for the state and constituency people.
    That apart I agree that people should not be afraid or anything of a politician. They are common men like us.

    • Another Kafir
    • September 23rd, 2008

    Ok I read again, they did not let the plane go too soon.

    • Nimmy
    • September 23rd, 2008

    Ak,I am confused..never mind..

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