Friday, August 28, 2009

Chhoti Vilayat

The other day , I read a Middle in The Tribune by Mr. Harish Dhillon, about the people of Kunihar, an upcoming town in Arki tehsil of Solan District in Himachal Pradesh.As mentioned by the writer, the term "chhoti viyalat"(whatever history may be behind it) has become a sobriquet for this town , so much so that even the local people call it by this assumed name.People are by and large so witty that they have as much propensity to make fun of others as to laugh at themselves. A story goes that a host scolded his wife for putting four chapatis in the thali of a guest in one go and took out one saying that Shimla ke babu do not eat much.