The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
The bridge, the river and kids' play. Brilliantly captured by Sujay Kumar Das.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Tax and taxi

A short post to tickle your funny bone, for a change. The only hitch: This is best enjoyed by Bengalis.

A manager at my office is known for his funny, witty one-liners. Today he commented at a young ex-colleague that he should pay service tax for enjoying cosy moments with his girlfriend at city parks. I asked him (Manager) whether tomorrow being Valentine's Day the tax should be exempted. He answered in Bengali: Tax lagbe na, tobe tax-i lagbe (Tax will be exempted but taxi will be high in demand), forseeing demand for taxis shooting up for one day courtesy young lovers.