Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ROACH APPROACH

I suggest that our Hon'ble Union Minister for Railways, Shri Lalu Prasad, read this article on cockroach scarcity in India.

Click here to read article.
Excerpt: All over the country, colleges that offer biology courses are paying 50-100 times more to buy cockroaches for students to carry out their dissection practicals. Most suppliers today charge anywhere between Rs 5 to 10 per cockroach. Three years ago, colleges were paying Rs 15 for a bunch of 100 cockroaches.
Who would've thought there'd be a dearth of cockroaches for biology students performing dissection?! I mean, what is India coming to when an average biology student cannot have a basic minimum of 2 cockroaches per lab class?

At the current selling rate of Rs. 10 per cockroach, this is a must-not-miss opportunity for Indian Railways to triple profits in 2008!!

Idea courtesy my sleeper class experience in Chennai Mail over the weekend.

56 comments:

Pointblank said...

Lol! profound, eh? Lol!

And yeah! U can research on tat lil thingy I put up on my blog. I luvv when ppl indulge me;)

d SINNER!!! said...

hehehe....

and maybe then lalu hits a new business...the cockroach one...

Sahefa said...

So finally you came and commented on my blog and thank you for that.
Btw...great article!

Ps said...

:-) :-)
Maybe its all those Pest control companies (including the big names like Godrej) working hand in glove with cockrach suppliers! ;-)

ad libber said...

I have a treasure in my kitchen garden and I had no idea..
lalu claimed today he is making a huge profit from railways, I think he already has had the idea.He is probably breeding cockroaches int he trains.

Joy said...

I can't imagine a cockroach scarcity. They are supposed to the only creatures who cannot perish even in a nuclear holocaust. Wonder what is threatening them?

Shruti said...

Oh great.. selling cockroaches sounds to be now a worthwhile part time business.. now I should find someone to catch them :-S

Solitaire said...

yuck!!!!!!!!

Sreelatha said...

haha good one. BTW i just tagged you

Thinking aloud said...

eeks!!!!!

sensible idea though...but cockroaches..yuck!!!

Aravind said...

LOL!! Good one! :D


but lack of cockroaches?! :O namba mudiyala! :P

Bubbles of FireWhiskey said...

cockroaches? i think my home could double as a farm... oh and so agree on the bit where lalu should begin to cash in... courtsey my experiences on the darjeeling mail...

Priya Iyer said...

lack of cockroaches???? they seem to be everywhere, in abundance!!!!! :( good idea, though!

Kausikram Krishnasayee said...

are you suggesting that this could possibly be a good venture ...*whistle* have to suggest it to coll ;)

Madhumita. said...

Funny funny :-D. I am for forwarding this to Shri Lalu post haste! From the kullad to the cockroach as it were. He he he ...

--xh-- said...

not only cocroches, railways can take contract to supply mices too....

Keshi said...

hahahaha!

eww I hate roaches!

Keshi.

Maha said...

oh they can come to my house instead.. i can provide them with a bunchful from my kitchen....

Anjuli said...

LOL...

Good one!

Curious said...

Guess Dxb should start exporting roaches to India...

Btw...do they still ahve these dissetions thr??? How ever is it off any use to ppl??? Esp when no body really opens up a roach gut to see what's inside.. We all jus seems to "HIT" them and they're gone!!!

Crazzzyyyyy!

vEENs said...

arggghh..

I guess we need smeone to catch them and then export it to these bio kids!

thats y i hated bio ;)

hheheh! Lalu will hit lottery ;)

good one!

Joe said...

What about the rats? aaargh! even the thought of my experience in an upper berth is horrible! :-)

Jeevan said...

May lalu must consult your idea in his railway budget. Hehe…

Karthik Srinivasan said...

Railways can also solve crisis for rats, rodents and all insects of rare species, which you cannot find in normal public places...

is there really a crisis? I think ppl are not skilled enuf to catch cockroaches... and wat will they do in countries like china where ppl eat cockroaches? :O

flyingstars said...

ha ha...lol....this is a cool idea...& not just cockroaches, the rats are also in the waiting list...nice suggestion. Hope the railway officials are listening!

The Keeper of the Keys said...

oh i had no idea cockroaches were so expensive.
will never squash them again.
will collect them in a jar and donate to bio lab.

SwAThi.... said...

I agree with --Xh--

courtesy of my experience in the Rajdhani express........


cool post :)

tekybala said...

lol... lollu msg for lalu :)

Lone Star said...

I'm planning to invest on something in India. Are any of you guys interested in opening a cockroach farm along with me? :)

Prats said...

oh oh...and to think I get my house pest controlled...gosh!!! I should have know the monies were 'disappearing down the drain'.. :(

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Ha ha!That's a cool idea to give to our dear Railways Minister :)

Really enlightening article there.I am sure my school had no worries about securing the roaches when we used to do dissection then!Lol

Shrinivas said...

Hey I am your fav, realy laughed endless in the office by reading your blog..but whats happ...you became too cynic about India these days? You need to complain about anything?First Velammal,Crappy movie(in the form of review, then the road and urinal style of india(in your previous blog)now the Indian railways..whats going? Dappa khaali ya??!!!

Gayathri said...

Really? That's quite surprising!!

G U R U said...

hahaha...this was the best - "Idea courtesy my sleeper class experience in Chennai Mail over the weekend."

Arun Sundar said...

Hey u write well. I went thru most of u'r posts and simply fantastic!! keep up the good work dude.

Aparna Kar said...

LMAO. You have an entrepreneurial spirit. OMG that's a mouthful :D

Ziah said...

AAargh! What happened to my comment!!:( Just when I was admiring your economic accumen.. sigh! Damn Blogger!:(

Ziah said...
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Sahefa said...

Do read my latest post

Satyadarshini said...

Good sense of humor again....what has one lost in a good laugh :)

Ur blog sometimes takes time to come up....

Tys on Ice said...

i never knew tht theres money to be made in cockroaches...damn! and here iam in a desert trying to earn my living whn real fortune is scuttling in the gutters...not fair.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

oh! yes! a very good opportunity for our railway minister. :P

he he real fun this post was. :D

nice blog.

take care
:) :) :)

Gazal said...

brilliant business idea....

let the house lie like shit,breed cockroaches......and be a millionaire....

singlewheatfemale said...

could have been included in the budget talk 08, that piece. But aah well.... there's always next yr, aye? :)

Aarthi said...

:)...hey chk out my blog ...A surprise for u...:)

Narasimhan.G said...

Lol.
Nice

priya said...

U always have the knack and humor to catchup here. Good one.

Kishore said...

Raasukuttiii...ennamo poda....irukkara velaiya vittuttu cockroach article padichi adha pathi oru blog vera....

good read though, I should admit...idhellam therinjirdha engineering ellam moottai kattittu chinna vayasula karapaanpoochi pudikka aarambichi ippo periya aalu aayirppaen....

Neeku said...

Dearth for Cockroaches ! EWwwe.

Very werid!

Itz me!!! said...

great idea!!!!

Fathima said...

U've been tagged

harry said...

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Priya Iyer said...

helllllllllloooo..... anybody home??

Anonymous said...

u alive?? dead??
reply either way....

Kishore

Anonymous said...

Don't make me kick your ass for you....post something new....

K

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