Like they have a no man’s land between many countries there should be one between various states of India too. Now once you leave a state, you see a board declaring “Welcome to State X or Y” . That shouldn’t be the case. There should be a reasonably wide stretch, say a kilometer of non man’s land between the states. You may wonder why this is necessity has arisen. Suddenly. Even I didn’t feel the need for it until last night or to be exact until early today. To make you understand the problem I have to explain the location od my house. It is situated in an area t of Uttar Pradesh that rubs shoulders with Delhi. A park and a wall separates me and my neighbours from Indian capital, that’s all.. Early this morning just before two my daughter heard some noise and she saw a bottle falling on our car and getting smashed to smithereens. There was no one outside and the bottle clearly came from our Delhi friends who probably were having a party and threw booze bottles across the border from the multistoried slums (that is exactly what they are even if many of the flats there have AC). The girl alerted us just when yours sleepless truly was reading an interesting bt in a New Zealand thriller, in which a bunch of Maoris were having a cop for dinner. No silly, he wasn’t their guest, he was on the menu. A few hours later we found that one of the bottles had actually gone into a neighbour’s house.. Due noises were made and complaints filed with police but are they really going to bother? The cops of both the states are probably laughing over making a couple of flying bottles an inter-state affair. At this rate looks like we have to put signboards saying “WALIKING ON THE COLONY ROADS WITHOUT HELMETS IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH AND IS A PUNISHABLE OFFENCE. YOU ARE LIABLE TO BE FINED” As I always look at the positive side of the picture, I believe these guys meant well. They wanted to make a friendly gesture to the neighbours in the neighbouring state by sending them a few bottles of booze, but after downing a few pegs, you either have no idea or a bizarre idea. (That is why all steps that led to progress of mankind were born after a drinking bout). So they thought that they can reach us by practicing their throwing skills. Dear cops if these guys get arrested, haul them up before the Indian Olympic Committee and make them part of our contingent to the next summer games. With that kind of a skill that can send an object beyond a wall, soaring over a park avoiding trees on a very green street to hit cars and evem fall into a house, they are bound to win us gold in disciplines like shot-put . discus and javelin throws. Despite my admiration for their skills I firmly believe we need a no man’s land between them and us. (If the term no man’s land ruffles your feminist feathers feel free to call it no person’s land) .