Meta Hera Pheri – Hemant R Joshi


“Universe ho ya Metaverse, jab tak paise hain, Hera Pheri hoti rahegi.”

Devoted to the unbelievable group that made Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri occur.

PROLOGUE

On the finish of Phir Hera Pheri, Raju bought a name from Babu Bhaiya informing him that the weapons he had simply thrown off the ocean bridge had been very precious. The bag of weapons remained hanging on to a pillar of a parallel under-construction bridge. 

Although Raju tried to bend over the bridge, the concern of falling into the ocean was too huge of a danger. He rotated empty-handed and got here again to the chawl.

***

With a promise to not fall for get-rich-schemes anymore, Babu Bhaiya, Shyam and Raju are again to the struggles of their mundane lives.

Raju now has a salesman job at an area shoe retailer. After all, together with his Worldwide Expertise of Final Pupil (ITUS) diploma, often known as Iski Topi Uske Sar, Raju is overqualified for this job! He desires a job worthy of his stature!

About Worldwide Expertise of Final Pupil

Shyam finds a knowledge entry job at an area legislation agency, one which pays him lower than what he deserves, and isn’t even difficult. To make up for it, he begins spending most of his earnings buying and selling shares, unsuccessfully.

The one incomes probably the most within the family is Babu Bhaiya. On the chawl’s sprawling terrace, he has began planting dhaniya and pudina. No, however he doesn’t promote them uncooked. He makes chutneys and sells them to all of the folks within the chawl and the Vada pav stalls close by. However his dream to begin an Agarbatti ki manufacturing unit in Kolhapur stays elusive, as he spends most of his earnings to deliver residence extra baatlis.

Life will not be all dangerous, although. 

Within the final month, they haven’t cooked a single meal, but had the most effective Biryanis, Chhole-Bhature, Paranthas, Pasta, and Pizza (which Babu Bhaiya now considers his staple food plan), owing to Raju’s ability of discovering on-line offers and Babu Bhaiya’s befriending of a number of supply drivers within the chawl.

They haven’t paid the electrical energy invoice in months, however get pleasure from chilled air from their neighbour’s AC each evening. They’ve drilled a big, inconspicuous gap within the widespread wall with their new neighbour, Taplu, to divert a number of the AC air. 

Taplu changed Munna Bhai as their neighbour however is not any higher than Munna. His feuds with Babu Bhaiya round whose garments must be allowed to dry on the widespread railing have solely intensified over time. The outlet for bringing within the conditioned air is Babu Bhaiya’s revenge.

Babu Bhaiya additionally satisfied the Chawl residents to put in a giant TV within the widespread space as a substitute of putting in it in each residence. “Mahine ka hajaar rupaya invoice bachega re baba,” he instructed everybody and picked up a thousand rupees from 65 of the 70 properties.

These days, a typical evening entails Babu Bhaiya sitting in entrance of this big TV together with his Baatli, as others proceed to come back and go. Raju stares into his cellphone to search out the most effective offers for something and all the pieces, and Shyam swipes proper on each single woman named Anuradha. Often, when Babu Bhaiya is basically pleased, he shares a number of droplets from his Baatli with others, however in any other case, each individual has to deliver their very own.

***

Sooner or later, as he’s watching an IPL match on the big TV, Babu Bhaiya screams “Ey chup re halkat, TV tod dega important…” his blood boiling. He rises from his seat, able to throw the bottle on the TV. The rationale – he noticed an commercial for an organization beginning with “Star…” The reminiscences of Star Fisheries and Star Storage nonetheless hang-out him.

“Tod do, tod do,” Raju screams and giggles as Shyam and others go to cease Babu Bhaiya from charging on the TV. As they handle to pull Babu Bhaiya away, the advert catches Shyam’s eye. “Starrex – Aaj hello 100 rupaye bitcoin mein lagaiye. Ek fortunate investor ko milega poora 1 bitcoin! Toh soch kya rahe hain…” the advert continues.

Nope, Raju isn’t going to fall for lotteries any extra. Or is he?

He will get inquisitive about Bitcoin, and shortly, the crypto bug hits him. Investing in crypto appears to provide folks extra secure returns than the “21 din mein paisa double” promise of Laxmi Chit Fund. 

Bitcoin is yet one more forex, much like Indian Rupees or US {Dollars}. 1 bitcoin = Rs 33 Lakhs (April 2022). The distinction is that Bitcoin will not be issued by any authorities or financial institution, however is issued by refined laptop packages that clear up laborious mathematical issues. Therefore, bitcoin is named “Cryptocurrency”. The transactions made utilizing Bitcoin are publicly accessible. So, theoretically, a Laxmi Chit Fund can’t simply run away together with your Bitcoins.

Raju begins digging into the crypto world and realises that there’s a complete new universe forming right here! Individuals are shopping for and promoting every kind of random digital property utilizing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. He additionally involves know of the increase of NFTs, the place individuals are promoting images of canine and cats to earn thousands and thousands. When Raju learns that somebody wrote their very own title on a paper and bought it as an NFT for one million {dollars}, he can not resist. 

“NFT” stands for Non-Fungible Tokens. Whoa, sounds sophisticated, proper? However it’s not. Consider the gorilla in Phir Hera Pheri. Based mostly on what we noticed within the film, there’s just one gorilla of that sort! Thus, he’s not “fungible”, that means he can’t get replaced by one other gorilla. A “token” for the gorilla could be like a stamp of proof that he’s the unique one, and nobody can change him. Whoever owns this “token”, owns this gorilla. So if “Dhoom Dhadaka Orchestra” desires to make the gorilla a everlasting a part of their band, they’d need this “token” to be transferred to them. 

Within the fashionable NFT world, folks generally promote artwork (usually images, movies) as NFTs. Additionally it is not unusual to see images of apes, cats, canine, and whatnot! 

Okay, sufficient gyaan. Again to the story.

Quickly, the crypto dependancy spreads like wildfire, first within the family, after which all through the chawl. 

Whereas Shyam was beforehand buying and selling shares, he now trades crypto-currency. Throughout the first 7 days of beginning, he decides to give up his present job and commerce cryptocurrency full time. As he begins hanging out in numerous discord servers, he meets Anna from Brazil. Quickly, he can’t cease chatting along with her.

Babu Bhaiya, however, realises his dream of constructing an Agarbatti Manufacturing facility within the Metaverse, making and promoting Agarbattis to folks on-line and making income. He not cares about working a bodily manufacturing unit. 

Metaverse is mainly the Universe within the digital world. Consider it as enjoying a online game (like Age of Empires), the place you reside a life in a digital world. You earn cash, spend cash, entertain your self, and so forth. You’ll be able to think about Babu Bhaiya having time right here. 

Raju digs alternatives for changing into a crorepati. No matter cash he has, he places it into NFTs and dozens of cryptocurrencies. As an alternative of in search of offers on on-line merchandise, he now scavenges the web for crypto giveaways.  Consequently, he hangs out on a number of discord servers filled with crypto nerds.

Discord is a communications platform like WhatsApp, however nerdier. Nerds within the crypto world be a part of a number of “servers” (server is a fancier title for teams), the place they chat about all issues crypto. Suppose of people that spend hours discussing politics on WhatsApp. If these identical folks begin discussing crypto, they’d most certainly do it on Discord. 

That is the place he meets Munna, who always offers folks gyaan on the right way to earn cash in crypto. He doesn’t share his numbers publicly, and his personal earnings are questionable, however his confidence is supreme.

Raju chats up with him and asks what he ought to do to develop into a crorepati when Munna suggests how gorillas are the following huge factor. “Spend money on a gorilla NFT, and with the large demand, you’ll have doubled the worth in 7 days.” However Raju doesn’t consider him straight away.

Raju digs deeper to see a gaggle of NFTs circulating collectively, in a pack of three – “Kele-waala-gorilla,” “cage-waala-gorilla,” and “circus-stunt-waala-gorilla.” These gorilla NFTs can be found solely in restricted portions and their demand is large. Each single day, no less than 10 homeowners trade palms on the identical NFTs.

Bear in mind this Gorilla? He now options on these NFTs

When he seems up the charges of those NFTs and the way they’ve grown, he’s shocked to see them develop from 0.1ETH to 10ETH inside a span of per week!

What’s ETH? ETH is the short-form for Ether, which is one other cryptocurrency much like Bitcoin. It’s primarily based on a special platform known as Ethereum, due to which it affords extra flexibility to its customers on how they may use it. Most NFTs use Ethereum because the platform to file who owns them. 1ETH = roughly Rs. 2,50,000.

Raju’s thoughts is already scheming. He can’t miss out on this motion. He goes to Shyam and Babu Bhaiya.

Shyam laughs out loud. “Bandar ke liye itne paise…” he says. Babu Bhaiya can be in his attribute temper, “Aisa sab merchandise mere paas mat laao re baba. Abhi abhi manufacturing unit bada hua hai mera, kal 300 log ko maine meta-agarbatti bechi hai. Ab agla mandir banwaana hai. Agarbatti bechni hai toh mandir toh hona chahiye naa. Fir uske baad…” he continues.

“Socho Babu Bhaiya, agar humne ye gorilla khareed ke bech diye. Aapko mandir banaane ke liye jitna paisa chahiye, utna milega.”

Babu Bhaiya doesn’t reply. 

“Aur Shyam, kab tak tu ye 1000-2000 rupaye kamaate rahega. Bada sport khel. Croron mein soch.”

“Ey tu chup re. Babu Bhaiya ye iska koi naya scheme hai. Iski baaton mein mat aao aap. Mehnat karte raho aap. Aapki manufacturing unit badi bhi hogi, aur aapka mandir bhi ban jaaega,” Shyam replies.

“Ey Raju, croron ka baad mein soch. Pehle tu jaa, khaane ke liye kuch leke aa. Kuch nahin toh anda paav leke aa…” Babu Bhaiya says. 

It’s already late within the evening, and the chilly air from the outlet within the wall makes a drained Babu Bhaiya drowsy. Inside minutes, he falls asleep, his laptop window nonetheless open.

Shyam heads to the restroom, leaving their house door open. Of their 250 sq. ft chawl house, what’s there to lose anyway? As he walks again in the direction of the house, he sees Taplu selecting up Babu Bhaiya’s dhoti hanging on the railing and throwing it away. He’s screaming as if he’s received a struggle! 

“Ab dekhta hoon tu kya karta hai re. Bada chasma pehen ke tereko jyada dikhne laga hai na, aa, dhoondh abhi apni dhoti. Ha-ha!” Taplu continues. 

Shyam ignores him as Anna is ready for him on Discord. 

Anna’s chats have a vibe that Shyam pertains to! Her bubbly sense of pleasure, her damaged English, and her fixed joking nature makes Shyam smile day and evening. They’ve by no means seen one another head to head, however with the photographs she has despatched him, his crush has solely grown over time. 

Whereas he was earlier involved if Anna was even an actual individual or a pretend on-line identification, he’s now satisfied that such deep conversations can’t be had with pretend folks. They’ve even determined to satisfy in individual. However neither Shyam nor Anna have the cash to journey thus far.

Tonight, she’s in a nasty temper due to a person who’s pestering her many times. Annoyed, she lastly will get on a video name with Shyam. As quickly as Shyam sees her, he realises that she is the Anuradha he’s been searching for. So what if her title is completely different?

Mesmerised, Shyam makes use of the chance to say good issues to her, flirt along with her, and ultimately get her temper straight. They each begin liking one another’s firm lots!

“Ye Taplu ko kya ho gaya hai? Raat ko kaiko zor zor se DJ bajaa raha hai?” Raju asks as he enters the house. As Shyam unplugs his headphones, he realizes that the noise from Taplu’s house is simply too excessive – “Aika Dajiba, aika dajiba, aika dajiba…” enjoying on the audio system. 

Shyam seems at Anna awkwardly, explaining to her that it’s a buddy who wants one thing. He will get off the decision along with her after blowing her a flying kiss.

Raju seems at him together with his devilish eyes, guffawing. Shyam blushes for a number of seconds however seems severe after. “Ey Raju, thode paise jugaadne hain. Brazil jaana hai. Koi tareeka ho toh bataa naa…”

Raju turns away and heads to the fuel range to make egg omelettes. “Ye tere Babu Bhaiya ko pooch. Bohot bada agarbatti ka manufacturing unit hai unka. Dekh, dekh kaise hans rahe hain…”

Babu Bhaiya is deep asleep. The conditioned air falls proper on his physique, so he’s wrapped himself up in a chaddar, such that his face is the one half that’s not coated. And the large smile on his face is due to his dream, the place he’s imagining life as a crorepati as soon as once more.

“Ey Raju, critically bol raha hoon important. Ye hello meri Anuradha hai, bas iska naam alag hai…” Shyam replies.

Anuradha 1
Anuradha 2

“Ey tu chup re. Tereko itna badhiya scheme samjhaya abhi maine, tab to bada shaana ban raha tha.”

“Koi toh aur tareeka hoga hello tere dimaag mein. Soch na, soch…”

“Idhar aa, idhar aa tu…” Raju says.

“Ek kaam kar, mereko badhiya waala aamlet paav banaake de. Uske bina mera dimaag kaam nahin karta hai.”

Shyam, although reluctant, obeys Raju’s orders as he eats to his coronary heart’s content material after which goes to sleep. 

The following morning, Babu Bhaiya is up earlier than Shyam and Raju. He lights up an agarbatti and prays to his laptop, earlier than logging in.

As he checks on his manufacturing unit, he realises one thing unusual. All of his crypto income are virtually gone, and no matter he’s making now will not be touchdown in his crypto pockets! It’s going elsewhere. 

“Deva re deva…” he sighs and refreshes the web page a number of occasions. Similar end result. He takes his glasses off and tears begin dripping from his eyes.

“Chhya…” he shrugs. Shyam and Raju get up seeing him cry, as he heads out to the railing. Taplu seems at Babu Bhaiya from his door, guffawing at him, however Babu Bhaiya doesn’t say a factor about his dhoti being thrown off the railing.

“Oh, Babu Bhaiya, aise kyun ghoom rahe ho maano manufacturing unit mein aag lag gayi ho…” Raju says and begins guffawing.

“Chya maayla…” Babu Bhaiya begins, “apna Kolhapur waala plan hello sahi tha…” he utters.

“Arre lekin hua kya ye toh bataao,” Shyam asks.

Babu Bhaiya explains to Shyam and Raju how he’s dropping cash. His crypto pockets has been hacked, and he can not earn any income from the manufacturing unit. He has a message from the hacker – If he wants entry to the manufacturing unit, the hacker is demanding 10 ETH inside 7 days, in any other case, the manufacturing unit would by no means come again to Babu Bhaiya.

Crypto pockets – nothing a lot to clarify right here. Whenever you earn rupees, you’ll be able to maintain them in your pockets. A crypto pockets is mainly that, the one distinction being that it might solely maintain cryptocurrencies, and not sabse bada rupaiyya. 

Babu Bhaiya is determined. All that he’s constructed within the metaverse is at stake. It’s an excessive amount of work to return and begin from scratch within the metaverse, and constructing a manufacturing unit, in actuality, is subsequent to unattainable.

“Chya maayla tum dono mein se kaun kiya ye? Ey Raju, is mein tera toh koi lafda nahin naa?” Babu Bhaiya screams.

“Agar maine kiya hota toh aapke saamne khada thodi hota! Koi toh gadbad hai, Babu Bhaiya,” Raju responds.

“Babu Bhaiya, important toh bolta hoon police mein jaate hain.” Shyam says.

“Ey tu chup re! Police waale ko khilane ka paisa hai tere paas?”

Shyam stays silent.

“Par Babu Bhaiya, kya pata koi imaandaar…”

Babu Bhaiya screams! “Gappa bas. Usko samjhaega kya? Laptop mein banaaya hua manufacturing unit kisine dhaap liya? Bolega laptop sport khelte khelte buddha pagal ho gaya.”

“Aap ek kaam karo, sochte raho. Important police mein jaake grievance likhwaake aata hoon.” Shyam responds. 

“Jaane do ise Babu Bhaiya. Kya pata kuch ho jaaye. Mereko bhi thodi der sochne do. Tab tak jaao aap Dabba Baatli niptaake aao.” 

And Raju goes into his pensive mode.

A Pensive Raju seems trendy, eh?

“Abhi jab tak manufacturing unit ka agarbatti nahi jalega, kaahe ka dabba kaahe ka baatli re baba…” Babu Bhaiya responds and continues to walk throughout the hall. Taplu continues to play loud music that reverberates throughout the chawl, his happiness over the moon. “Aika Dajiba, aika dajiba, aika dajiba…” 

Babu Bhaiya thinks to himself. “Aaunga re, terepe bhi aaunga. Pehle mereko ye lafda clear up karne de, chya mayla roj tere se apna dhoti dhulwaunga bhi, sukhwaunga bhi, aur massta istri bhi karwaunga…”

*** 

“Kya re, police waala kya bola?” Babu Bhaiya asks. Shyam shakes his head.

“Babu Bhaiya, idhar aao…” Raju grabs Babu Bhaiya’s hand and begins dragging him up the steps to the terrace. “Ey Shyam, jaldi aa naa.” Shyam walks from behind him.

As soon as they climb up the steps, Raju places forth his proposal. “Important bataa raha hoon Babu Bhaiya, ye Munna ki scheme sahi hai. Gorilla ka bhaav aur bhi badh gaya hai. 3 bandaron ka pack mil raha hai 16.70 ETH mein. 7 din pehle isi ka bhaav sawwa ETH tha.”

“Matlab 3 lakh rupaye ke 41 lakh ho gaye. 7 din mein?” Shyam is surprised!

Raju nods. “Apan log 3 Gorilla khareedenge aur 3-4 din baad bechenge, toh kitna faayda hoga. Bohot demand hai abhi market mein in bandaron ki. Bolo…”

“Par wo halkat ko kaise pakdega? Aise paise thodi de denge kisi ko…” Babu Bhaiya screams. 

“Haan Babu Bhaiya ruko. Apne paas paisa toh aane do. Ek baar wo aapki manufacturing unit wapas kar deta hai, usko public mein badnaam karenge. Aisa barbaad karenge ki usse koi paise hello nahin lega. Fir paise rakhke karega bhi kya? Usko jhak maarke saare paise apne ko hello waapas dene padenge.”

Each Babu Bhaiya and Shyam are listening intently.

“Agar humne 100 ETH mein ye 3 Gorilla beche, aur usmein se 16.70 gaye, toh bache…”

Earlier than Raju might communicate, Babu Bhaiya responds – “Sattaasi tees”. Babu Bhaiya counts on his fingers, earlier than persevering with, “Deva re deva… 2 crore bees lakh ka faayda.”

“Haan, ye dekho, hisaab baraabar aata hai Babu Bhaiya ko…” Shyam teases him.

“Massta plan hai.” Babu Bhaiya says.

“Kaahe ka massta plan hai,” Shyam says. “Babu Bhaiya, ye bohot dangerous hai. Itni mehengi Gorilla ki picture kaun khareedega? Ek na ek din inka bhi bhaav girega, dekhna. Aur itna paisa laayenge kahan se, pehle toh ye bataao.”

“Uska bhi tareeka hai apne paas. DAO, Babu Bhaiya, DAO,” Raju mentions.

“Chhyaa, ab tu is umra mein mere saamne DAAV khadi karega. Chhee chhee.” Babu Bhaiya shrugs. (In Marathi slang, Daav = girlfriend)

“Arre Babu Bhaiya wo waali DAAV nahin, ye DAO hai, DAO. Discord pe WhatsApp group jaisa hello hota hai. Sabko add karo, aur sabse paisa maango. Aap uski chinta mat karo. Important DAO banaata hoon aaj. Aap bass logon se paisa maangna chalu karo. Jitne logon se maang sakte ho maango.”

And Raju provides every kind of individuals to the DAO! Regardless of the dangerous expertise final time, he goes to the richest individual he is aware of – Totla Tiwari Seth. Tiwari Seth doesn’t perceive one little bit of what Raju tries to clarify to him. 

However when Raju explains to him the loopy returns individuals are making within the crypto world, he agrees. In addition to, he is aware of the right way to recuperate cash from these folks after they don’t pay him. If not in a simple method, then by breaking their bones. 

After virtually a day of hustling, there are greater than 100 folks on the DAO, from Tiwari Seth, to his goons, to Pappu, Munna, and some others from the chawl.

And by the top of the day, the voting is over, and the DAO buys the NFTs! They now personal 3 gorilla images, whose internet value is climbing. Proper after they purchase, the worth goes as much as 20 ETH. 

“Ab tya talnetaa hai?” Totla Tiwari asks Raju.

“Ab sapne dekho, Tiwari seth! Ek hafte ki hello toh baat hai.”

Taplu’s room continues to play music, however that doesn’t forestall them from going to sleep and begin dreaming. From Raju mendacity in an countless swimming pool to bottles of Videsi baatli for Babu Bhaiya, to Shyam dancing in a carnival with Anna, the occasions forward look vivid.

After they get up subsequent, Babu Bhaiya sends a message to the hacker. He sends a voice message this time, throwing in all his feelings into the message. “7 din baad mil tu. Agar tu saamne hota, toh tere moonh pe maarta paisa.”

“Himmat hai toh maarke dikha, ha-ha!” The offender replies as a voice word as effectively. His voice remains to be assured.

“Chya maayla ruk tu, ruk bass re!” Babu Bhaiya thinks to himself. 

Babu Bhaiya then goes off to his egg man, asking him to come back again in per week to clear all his dues. That evening, when everyone seems to be watching TV, he pronounces that he’s going to revamp the chawl right into a 5-star resort. 

“Sabko apna apna sandaas milega. Akkha chaal mein AC hoga, toh kidhar bhi ghoom re baba, massta thandi hawaa lagegi. Aur apne TV ko badalwaake ek bada waala projector lagaaenge. Important toh soch raha hoon upar ek helipad bhi dalwa doon. Seedha helicopter se hello ghoomenge fir. Native mein ghoomne ka katkatich nahin.”

“Babu Bhaiya!” Shyam calls him over, wanting tense. He has to pull Babu Bhaiya away to the terrace, the place Raju is frantically taking a look at his cellphone display screen. 

NFTs much like theirs are quickly dropping worth. Your complete crypto market is falling quickly, as most people who had pumped cash into crypto have began pulling it out. Raju is crimson with concern.

 “Ey Raju, aaj bhaav gira hai, toh kal chadhega bhi. Stress mat le. Jaa, jaake anda aur paav leke aa…” Raju doesn’t reply, “Jaa re, jaa…” Babu Bhaiya continues.

***

Per week later, the crypto downturn continues…

Babu Bhaiya, Raju and Shyam are strolling on a street, with luggage on their shoulders. “Jaldi chal re baba, Kolhapur ka bus aadhe ghante mein niklega. Ey Raju, tu wo Totle ko Kolhapur ke baare mein kuch bola nahin naa?”

“Nahin Babu Bhaiya…” Raju seems pensive. “Par maine soch liya hai. Important aapke saath bus mein nahin chadhunga. Ye sab meri wajah se hua hai naa, important dekhta hoon kya karna hai… Totle ko uska paisa bhi wapas doonga, aapko aapka manufacturing unit…”

“Ey tu chup re. Ek laptop pe bani manufacturing unit ka kya hello hai. Aur yeh ETH toh sabse faaltu paisa hai. Apna Gandhi Baba wala word hello top notch hai. Ye Metaverse toh ekdum faaltu cheez hai. Aaj se sirf gandhi baba waala word. Bilkul riks nahin leneka.”

Shyam provides, “Aur mera kya hai. Pehli baar thodi hai ki Anuradha aate aate chali gayi. Wapas mil hello jaegi koi na koi toh… Chal saath mein tu.”

“Nahin Babu Bhaiya, important nahin jaa raha. Ab ye pata laga ke rahunga aapki manufacturing unit kisne uthaayi aur kaise,” Raju responds.

“Dekh Raju, agar tu idhar rukega toh important bhi kidhar nahin jaa raha. Aur ye Shyam bhi jaake kya hello karega. Chal, wo Totle ke paas jaake bheekh maangte hain. Pehli baar thodi kar rahe hain…”

Tiwari Seth offers them 2 days to search out his cash. Additionally they beg Babu Bhaiya’s hacker to provide them a few days to come back again. Tiwari Seth sends his guards behind the trio – together with the one whose head is rarely seen. 

For the primary day, Shyam and Raju attempt to discover the most effective offers within the crypto world that may assist them get going. However for doing something, they want a big amount of cash. Even within the metaverse, to get richer, you want to be already wealthy. Raju even tries to search out out who hacked Babu Bhaiya’s account, however the time is simply too quick to make any progress. 

After exhausting their choices, Raju decides it’s time to do what he ought to have finished a very long time in the past. Bear in mind – 

When he had thrown the weapons away into the ocean, they had been caught on a pillar of a neighbouring under-construction bridge, in a clumsy place. He couldn’t attain the weapons, however so might nobody else.

He decides to droop himself from the bridge and attempt to fetch the weapons. He proposes this to Babu Bhaiya and Shyam, who haven’t any different choice however to hitch him. They name Totla Tiwari and his gang, and the opposite members of the DAO to the bridge to gather the cash. A number of folks from the chawl be a part of them, together with Taplu.

Raju, with the help of Shyam, ties a rope round a road lamp on the facet of the bridge, attaches a harness to his again, and throws himself away from the bridge, panting as he goes down. If his harness fails, he would find yourself within the Arabian Sea and would wash up lifeless in a rustic far distant.

He swings himself from the underside of the bridge to the pillar of the under-construction bridge, like a pendulum. The bag of weapons remains to be hanging in the identical spot Raju had left it. 

He misses a number of probabilities to catch the bag when the rope he’s hanging on to begins getting unfastened. Babu Bhaiya and Shyam are standing on the bridge, holding on to the streetlight to which the rope is hanging. They notice that the rope’s knot is loosening. 

Babu Bhaiya tries to tug the rope again to tie it firmly, however as Raju swings away from the bridge, the rope will get pulled, and Babu Bhaiya is flicked off the bridge due to the stress of the rope. 

His one hand holds on to the rope, however he continues to slide down till he hits Raju’s physique. As he’s about to fall off Raju, he manages to carry on to Raju’s toes. 

After a number of moments of panic, Raju realises that this can be a good alternative to have Babu Bhaiya attain the bag of weapons. So he makes use of his physique to swing once more. After a number of swings, Babu Bhaiya’s toes attain the pillar. He is ready to latch them right into a crevice on the pillar and stand on it. A number of well-wishers from the chawl cheer for Babu Bhaiya, earlier than realising that he has no strategy to get again now. There’s solely water on all 4 sides.

However wanting on the bag of weapons offers Babu Bhaiya hope. He picks up the bag and checks out the weapons. “Ey Raju, ekdum top notch maal hai. Bilkul bhi zang nahin laga hai.”

“Babu bhaiya aap wahin ruko, important kuch karta hoon,” Shyam says as he ties a rope round him and suspends himself, screaming “Ram ram ram ram ram ram ram ram…” Shyam joins Raju in swinging backwards and forwards, however is unable to achieve Babu Bhaiya.

Folks on the bridge are fearful concerning the trio now. A number of folks begin praying, somebody calls the cops, and a few of them be sure that the streetlamp pole is held steadily as an alternative.

Amidst all this, Taplu screams – “Itna sab kaahe ke liye? Ek ghatiya si on-line manufacturing unit ke liye? Ha-ha!”

As Babu Bhaiya is considering, his eyes go large instantly. “Ey dhoti-chor, kya bola re?” He seems at Taplu and remembers the Ha-ha. “Ey, Raju! Chya maayla ye dhoti-chor hello mera manufacturing unit churaaya hai. Tu mereko upar leke chal jaldi. Jaldi upar leke chal re baba. Iska toh important munh todegaa aaj.”

And within the warmth of the second, Babu bhaiya, with the bag of weapons in his hand, jumps, screaming “Jai Maharashtra!” Raju and Shyam handle to increase one in all their arms to carry Babu Bhaiya’s arms. Earlier than he even realises, he’s swinging with Raju and Shyam. 

The final time they had been swinging like this was in a circus, the place falling down wouldn’t kill them. However right here…

They hold swinging for a number of moments, when Taplu begins screaming from the highest as soon as once more. 

“Tereko kya laga tha re chasmish, itni asaani se jaane dega important tereko? Din raat mere AC jo toone waapra hai, uska poora badla hai ye, byaaj samet. Dekhta hoon teri manufacturing unit tujhe kaise milti hai ab. Ha-ha!”

“Dekh, ey Taplu,” Raju says, “Agar hum log gire, toh tereko bhi kuch nahi milega. Agar upar aa gaye, toh paise tereko hello milenge. Upar kheench hum log ko.”

“Kheechunga re, kheechunga. Thodi der aur latak naa. Bada mazaa aa raha hai ye circus dekhne mein. Ha-ha!”

“Upar leke chal re mereko, upar leke chal,” Babu Bhaiya continues to scream.

Quickly, he begins feeling drained. His palms are about to surrender. Identical to this, with out the flamboyant garments:

“Babu Bhaiya, ek kaam karo, mera pair pakdo. Haath dukh raha hai abhi.” Raju says.

“Nakko. Ye hello theek hai…” 

“Arre Babu Bhaiya jaldi…” 

As Babu Bhaiya tries to carry Raju’s leg, although, his hand slips and he falls down. He screams loudly as his physique hits the water with a splash. He flaps desperately, the bag of weapons nonetheless in his hand. Devoid of any choices, Shyam and Raju undo their harnesses and leap into the ocean after Babu Bhaiya. 

The group standing on the bridge panics. Cops additionally arrive on the scene, they usually attempt to organize for rescue divers who can deliver the trio again on prime.

However the trio disappears. They’re nowhere to be seen.

***

Days later, Taplu sees his crypto pockets getting blocked. With their newfound riches, Raju and Shyam purchase sufficient crypto to have the ability to persuade the crypto neighborhood to ban Taplu from buying and selling. They take part in a number of DAOs that vote to not let Taplu’s pockets commerce any cryptocurrency. With the proof they’ve in opposition to Taplu, it’s not laborious to persuade members of a number of DAOs to ban Taplu.

Consequently, Taplu’s pockets is blacklisted and is not allowed to make any trades. And he receives a message from Babu Bhaiya. “Tereko kya laga? Aise hello paisa de dega important? Chup chaap abhi mera manufacturing unit wapas kar, warna…”

“Warna, warna kya be?” Taplu asks.

“Warna kya. Sadte reh. Kabhi tereko koi paisa dega nahin, naa tujhse koi paise lega” Babu Bhaiya replies.

Minutes later, Babu Bhaiya checks his pockets to see the income from his manufacturing unit getting deposited in his personal account. Pleased, he heads out of the door of his seaside home. The ocean is in contrast to any he has seen thus far. Babu Bhaiya smiles, wanting on the scene. “Ey Raju, wo angrezi waala baatli khol ke laa re.” As he walks out of the home, he continues to mumble, “Jai Dolphin Deva… Jai Dolphin Deva…”

As Raju is about to reply, he will get a video name from Shyam, who’s now in Brazil. Raju heads in the direction of Babu Bhaiya as he picks up the decision. 

“Babu Bhaiya, bahu ke liye jagah banaake rakho ghar pe. Anuradha mil gayi hai!” He turns the digital camera in the direction of Anna. 

“Deva re deva, ladki ka chakkar…” Babu Bhaiya says and turns away.

“Par ek baat abhi tak samajh nahin aa rahi. Ye baaju waale taplu ko mera account mila kaise!” Babu Bhaiya asks.

“Wo, babu bhaiya uss raat aap laptop computer khulla chhodke so gaye the, aur ye Taplu ne aake aapka passphrase dekh liya hoga,” Shyam responds whereas on the video name.

A passphrase is sort of a password, however the one distinction is that it’s many phrases as a substitute of 1. And it’s not simple to reset a passphrase until you understand your unique one. So, if it will get stolen, you’ll be able to lose all of your crypto cash. Watch out for pickpockets within the metaverse!

That explains it. The cellphone name ends. 

Babu Bhaiya continues to mumble, “Jai Dolphin Deva…”

“Chala baba, important ye sab dhanda band karke abhi baithne waala hoon. Ey Raju, dekh re baba manufacturing unit bechneka hai apneko.”

“Babu Bhaiya important keh raha hoon, mat becho. Abhi bohot paise kamaa sakte hain. Ek naya scheme bataaun…” 

“Khopdi todega tera ek aur scheme bola toh. Chup chaap jitna bola utna kar. Aur mera baatli ka intejaam kar.”

Raju continues to giggle.

THE END.

EPILOGUE

After they fell into the ocean, solely Shyam knew the right way to swim. However since Raju is Khiladi Kumar, inside a number of seconds, he was swimming like a dolphin. Babu Bhaiya, although scared, realized that the apply he had from 50 years in the past when youngsters threw him into the river nonetheless labored. His physique floated on the ocean with out him having to do a lot.

Raju held on to the bag of weapons.

“Ey Raju, ab wapas kaise jaaenge?” Shyam requested. 

“Ab har baar important hello concept doon kya? Khud bhi toh soch na kuch kabhi.”

“Kya re tum donon. Wapas chalu. Thoda sochne d…” 

Earlier than he might full the sentence, Babu Bhaiya screamed his guts out! A dolphin lifted him on his again and threw him within the air. Babu Bhaiya sprang up about 10 toes and splashed into the water, as soon as once more going underneath. His chashma fell off because of this, and he might not see what was occurring. 

However the dolphin got here again once more. This time, it didn’t throw Babu Bhaiya away. It carried him on its again, zipping by way of as quick because it might. 

Raju and Shyam didn’t even have time to assume earlier than dolphins picked them up and carried them as effectively. They tried to flee, however couldn’t. The one good factor – Raju managed to carry on to the bag of weapons.

As Babu Bhaiya splashed out and in of the water, he heard a loud trumpet. His pace slowed down. “Ey, ey macchli khana mat mereko,” he screamed as he began floating within the water as soon as once more. He might not really feel the dolphin. “Mat khaa re, mat khaa mereko… Important wapas kabhi zindagi mein macchi nahin khaaega re baba…” Babu Bhaiya cried out loud.

“Arre Babu Bhaiya, important kaise khaa sakta hoon aapko?” Raju stated. “Ey Raju, bachaa le re. Wo macchi khaane ko aa rahi hai mereko…”

Raju and Shyam began laughing, as they hugged Babu Bhaiya. “Babu Bhaiya, uss dolphin ne apni naiyaa paar lagaa di. Aap bass dheere dheere tairte raho idhar ki taraf.” Raju stated and began main him in a route.

Inside a couple of minutes of swimming, they noticed a big cruise ship in entrance of them. The loud horn that Babu Bhaiya heard was of this ship itself. Quickly after, the ship’s captain noticed them and despatched a raft right down to rescue them.

“Jai ho Dolphin Deva” Babu Bhaiya stated after he bought on the raft.


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I am Christian Nnakuzierem Alozie (Kris Kuzie Alozie). A native of Eziama Nneato in Umunneochi LGA, Abia State, Nigeria. I am an inspirational writer and a motivational speaker. And above all, a lover of charity.

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