By B. Madhusudan
One of my scientist friends went to Delhi on an official tour and bought two knitted chairs and placed them in the big hall of his apartment.
One day a friend and I went to see the scientist friend. He received us with warmth and asked us to sit in the Delhi chairs (folding type), and he went to get cold water for us as it was summer and hot.
As he brought the water, I leaned forward to take it from the tray. My other friend, who was sitting by my side, abruptly stopped me from leaning forward by holding me firmly. He told we shouldn’t lean forward. I was shocked and looked at him for an answer.
He told me he bought the chairs from Chandini Chowk in New Delhi, that out scientist friend had taken the trouble to transport them from Delhi to Hyderabad.
The angle between the chairs supporting cross arms was so short that, if the person sitting in the chair leaned forward, the chair - made by our monkey friends - lost its balance. You have to sit straight in the chair. If you lean forward, you risk falling on your face and breaking your nose and teeth.
So please be careful when you buy or sit on chairs made by roadside monkeys.