The panic, that's good this time

Panic is not all that bad after all if it is about swine flu.

In Pune, kids are holidaying. Vegetable rates are down as mandis wear deserted look. People have suddenly become hygiene cautious. They wear masks, wash hands in eateries and yes they even demand soap while washing hands.

Hassle free driving on deserted roads, numerous entertaining stories of officers like Dr. Katti, longer sessions without any notice to vacate chair from hotelier at otherwise crowded Rupali. No public display of affection at parks with doctor's advice to keep distance.

Panic is indeed not that bad.

Swine flu & Pune -II

Okay. As the health authorities suggest, I take back my words and urge the readers of this blog to take swine flu seriously and ignore previous entry. Rida’s death has shocked the nation. But more it has shocked us because she could have been saved had Jahangir not been “negligent”.