This post was inspired by ‘Kalpanique’s post – CWG ‘chalta hai legacy’. I narrate two incidents, years apart.
I am on my way from Chidambaram to
Morning 1000hrs. I am at the local Sub-Registry, waiting for a friend who had asked me to be present as a witness for the registration of land that he is purchasing. Well after 1030 the office staff trickles in. I chat up an old man who is standing around. He is a ‘witness for a fee’. For all registrations, whether land deal or marriage, you need witnesses; for a small fee, this man will sign as witness. We watch the office staff coming in. A man and woman, well-dressed and bejeweled climb out of car. They casually go into the office. The old man snickered “
********* Balachandran V,