Pranab: Purveyor of Juice Stories
Ah, Assam again. We had a colleague there whose name is Pranab. He is a true blue Ahom as far his looks are concerned because he does not look one bit like Indians. He resembles Mongolians. In fact, we can cite him as a proof that Ahoms indeed came to India from outside.
He always chews the raw betel nuts called “tamul” in local language. His teeth look dyed brown-black due to this masticating activity. He generally supports very small hair on his head. He is very avaricious about food and money. In fact, he never parts with a penny.
But, no one can deny that he is a rather anomaly as far as the attitude towards work and punctuality is concerned. In fact, he is always hovering near the office even on the holidays. He reels off very juicy stories, scandals about almost every person. Stories seem to be so authentic. Who has love affairs, extramarital affairs, affairs with colleagues, who smuggled women into his room, he will tell you all. That so and so driver tried to take liberties with the female officer he was taking to other office. Who and who stayed back late in the night on the excuse of doing extra work but did the extra activities. He will fire your imagination and you will begin to ponder about what he has told. Sometimes, you will begin to feel frustrated why was not I a character in this binges.
No only those who worked in office were the actors in his stories, even he will tell stories about tea shop owners, their womenfolk. Really, he is purveyor of juicy stories.