Wishing all the members of Indusladies a fantastic New year ahead...here is one humourous piece written by a writer friend - Vasudev Murthy, who apart from being a creative writer, poet and a musician, is a good satirist ...let us usher in the new year with smiles and smiles....ENJOY his keen sense of wit laced with wisdom.. A Day in the Life of the Chief Minister- vasudev murthy ----------------------------------------- 4:00 AM A smile as he dreams of becoming the Chief Minister. He forgets that he already is. 7:00 AM Breakfast 7:30 AM Breakfast 8:00 AM Breakfast 8:30 AM Beakfast 9:00 AM Morning snooze in office commences. 11:01 AM Briefing by Personal Secretary "Saar! Wall Collapse in Dharwad due to heavy rains! Dozens dead! What should we do?" "Issue press statement condemning Communal Forces. Next." "Floods in Bellary, Saar." "Arrange aerial survey for me. Make sure the AC of the helicopter is working. Sanction 2 crores for repair. Next." "Rajyotsava awards, saar. 250 okay?" "Quadruple it. Include my tailor and your mother-in-law. Lets not forget those trapped by that anti-corruption pain Lokayukta. Next." "Terrorist strike in Bangalore Saar!" "Express shock and surprise and promise an investigation. Lash out at Communal Forces." "Shall I say the strike was unexpected?" "Yes. Say that terrorism will never, never, never succeed. We will not be cowed down. By the way, has the order tripling my security guards from 3000 to 9000 been passed yet?" "Not yet Saar. In process." "Good, bring it back and increase it to 18000. We live in dangerous times. Next." "Infrastructure protests, Saar." "Hmmm. A Plot by Communal Forces. Nevertheless, convene an All Party Meeting in that new Five Star Hotel. They have good idlis." "Already convened today to discuss delegation composition to travel to Delhi to demand more funds. I shall add it to the agenda." "Good, Good. I'm allotting a BDA residential site to you from my Discretionary quota." "Thanks Saar. And for my brother-in-law's maternal uncle also, please sir. Just a small 60 by 90." "OK, done. Next" "Unveiling of Statue of XYZ Saar." "What a bore. Make sure I get praised for being a Dynamic Leader just like XYZ. Next." "Lunch from 1 pm to 4 pm Saar." "Hmmm..a bit tight..okay, we'll adjust. Next." "More threats received from terrorists. Dozens killed in shootout, Saar." "Express concern and authorize ex-gratia allotment. Appoint committee to investigate. Express shock. Promise aid to injured. " "Saar, we have overshot the quota of 11,500 committees Saar. What to do?" "Book my ticket to Delhi to seek Funds from High Command for more committees. OK, you can go now. Time for my nap." "Saar, Madam called from Delhi Saar." "WHAT?? Why didn't you say so earlier???? Wh-wh-what did sh-sh-she say??" "Sending pet cat Basanti to express condolences to victims of mayhem, Saar." "Tell IG to deploy all security forces for VIP Guest. Sniffer dogs. The Works! Now!" "What shall I tell the Terrorists, Saar?" "Express shock and surprise and ask them to wait till the Cat leaves."