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This blog is about small incidents which have occured in the life of Neel Arurkar. Neel also writes about his family and friends in this blog.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Dishonest Narayana Murthy

Narayana Murthy is a dishonest man. I repeat Narayana Murthy is a dishonest man. He cheated me when I needed him. He knew that I was in a desperate situation and he took advantage of this fact. For a distance that would have cost me not a rupee more than twenty bucks, he charged me thirty five. Though incidents like these are not very common in Bangalore and occur in about 10% of the cases, I have not encountered even a single incident of cheating by rickshaw drivers in Bombay. (Snap Of The Driver Information Displayed On Bangalore Rickshaws)
On getting down, I enquired with him, whether he knew that he shared his name with the Infosys mentor, who is known for his values and integrity. He replied in the affirmative. Only if the rickie Narayana Murthy was as honest and humble as the software moghul, I would have been proud of him too. Money making and wealth creation are entirely different things and sadly, one does not understand this fact by merely sharing his/her name with a great person.

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