Herr Chandu’s Daring

[The time is morning 8 o’clock, near a state highway. Chandu, the young truck driver, and Vicky, a young project manager, walk towards a truck loaded with industrial equipment.]   Vicky:                    Look at this beauty, Chandu! A marvel of engineering. Look at the sharp blades; how they glow in the hot sun. It’s going to run like Usain Bolt and brighten up millions of homes. Chandu:               What is it, saab? Vicky:                    A steam turbine. It will generate power. Bijli for your house. Chandu:               Will it give power to… full India? Vicky:                    [Laughs] No Chandu, full India is a huge place. Are you from the new contractor? Chandu:               Haan saab. The old one was not daring enough. So they hired my company. And I am a born daringbaaz. You can ask by baiko [wife]. I jump like a tiger; I leap over ladders; I climb hills like a Sherpa. I can do my shave with my eyes closed. Once, I drove a...
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