Muthu, the auto driver and donor

In here is the unusual tale of an autorickshaw driver Muthu who donates 300 units of blood every four months. Don’t miss this.

15 Comments so far

  1. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 8:53 am

    It cannot be 300 ‘units’, but 300 ‘ml’, more likely, which is what is approximately an unit.

    It is this crop of new journos, mostly females, who do not cross check their information first. Their staple diet is feminism and hysteria, no doubt.

  2. tsk tsk (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 11:38 am


    I have three questions for you 1. did you ever have a girlfriend while growing up? 2. Do you have a happy married life? 3. is your ‘female’ wife/daughter/sister doing better than you in life?

    Because if all these questions were answered for the better, you most likely wouldnt be referring to them as females and displaying your almost rural, 3 generations old lingo

    ‘Females’ journos dont check their facts, ‘females’ like beauty parlours more than ‘Males’.

    You wont get laid too often with that talk buddy.

  3. Dilip Muralidaran (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    Nice post nandu, i guess its 300 ml? im not sure.

    Love what “tsk tsk” said here. Male chauvinism is all over this Parthasarathy fellow. Too bad for Parthasarathy, better luck next time mate, and yes please comment on the blog and not the blogger. A normal human who is civilized enough don’t get personal on a public forum. I believe you are one civilized person and you would not act this way going forward. Comment on the BLOG and not the BLOGGER okay? Kiddo :)

  4. DilipisGay (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

    I guess Dilip is Gay!

  5. Ela (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

    Good to know that compassionate human beings still exist…..One does not need money to be kind and generous to fellow human beings!

    And dear Parthasarathy….i am really sorry for u….please try to reach out to people rather than closing urself with bitterness and hatred….

    See, u gave such a nice information and then in the very next sentence u kind of messed it up…I really enjoyed ur comment about genetic engineering in mosquito control and thought u have a scientific way of thinking…..

    And also it is unfair since it is nice post about a humanic deed and then look…. all the comments are mostly about ur anti-woman attitude…And if u want to hear the hard fact…I am really sorry…We are here to stay…so u better get used to that fact!

  6. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 9:20 pm


    Thank you for your female compassion for a male!

    Females are no doubt hysterical people. That is a fact. Tsk tsk, I am not even trying here to lay chicks, and I know I dont have to try even if I want to.

    300 units is a lot of blood even for a hysterical blogger, who wont even apologise for her mistake! As for donating one unit in 4 months, thats still no big deal – at least not big enough to get space on a blog.

    As for Pushpa Iyengar, Outlook was searching for a journo from the south, and guess who they found? A female of course! All the men were found useless obviously.

  7. Murali (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

    Partha – I am really scared of you man. “sigappu rojakkal” movie runs before my eyes, when ever I read your post.

  8. Ela (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

    Mr.Parthasarathy, what i showed was not an female compassion to a male… was an compassion of an human being to a fellow human being who actually seems to be a serious threat to a peaceful society…..

    And if u can manage some free time from ur busy women hating life, try practising looking at people as human beings….not as mere sexual respresentations of life…….

  9. Nalini hegde (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 12:04 am

    More people like this auto driver should be recognized and saluted for their service to society. He may be uneducated but is so wise.

  10. Vivek (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 12:51 am

    “As for donating one unit in 4 months, thats still no big deal” ????

    Do you know how many people donate and how often?

    Parthasarathy may have more ‘degrees’ in his file folder…. buy these kinda of people who donate blood are more MATURE and human-ish in nature.

  11. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 4:55 am

    Vivek, if indeed a journo is objective, she should have cross checked with a blood bank to make sure that donating one unit of blood, once in 4 months is a lot. At the very least thgen, she would nt have mixed up units with ml.

    Yes, there are a lot of people who donate more than that. The factor here of course, is money. And there are many who would donate a lot more often if not for restrictions. They do this professionally – to finance their lifestyles. A females infactuation with an auto driver cannot hide this fact. Besides, Chennai auto drivers are the last people to derive inspiration from.

    Murali, I do not have anything against females. But I will have to be impartial, and will have to say a lot against ‘extremist’ feminism. The worry is that extremist feminism will only increase if all future journalists are going to be female.

  12. Murali (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

    Adaptation is the key for survival. There is nothing called as extremist feminism, the world is changing. Women are competing on par with Men. So if we do not adapt there is going to be lots of friction.
    How my mom saw this world is completely different from how my wife views the world today. From cooking to taking care of my kids, I cannot have the same view as my Dad.
    Let me give you some examples,
    1. A good friend of mine has a great job and he married a highly educated and motivated girl. Now once you made that commitment you cannot expect her to cook for you at home!! She wants a career, so you have to work with her ambitions. He did not, now the marriage is down the drain.
    2. My cousin married a big political figure. Now he had a much published affair with a cine artist. His argument was, I give you all the wealth and pleasures in life so don’t worry about the extramarital affair. 25 years ago, this wouldn’t even be an issue. Now she promptly divorced him. And I stand by her view 100 percent.
    3. I have a 6 year old son; he told me the other day to respect his views. In other words he said don’t force my views on him. If a 6 year old grows up with such a strong individuality, think about 25 year old women. They have their own views, they know what’s right and wrong, and so we cannot force our views on them.
    Now regarding, bad things happens in life for everyone. For some people, it takes a bad turn and moves to the extreme. The problem with most of us, we live in city and we do not know how life runs when the city limit ends. My uncles still abuse their wives; they think it’s their right. I know many men, who have 2 wives under one roof. Now how are we going to fight that?
    As I said earlier, in another post, looking at the way the world is evolving; soon (if not now) men and women are going to compete with each other. Marriage is soon to become a union of friends not a union of 2 humans who were totally apart. Accept divorce, there is nothing bad, as long it does not affect your kids. You do not want to live under one roof just because your neighbor and your parents will be happy. If your issues cannot be resolved then what good is the marriage?

  13. tsk tsk (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 6:39 pm

    Blood donation is a great virtue. Your a good man mr muthu. Now, hows about charging us meter fare for each auto ride?


    I would like to present the award for Mr. parthasarthy of the year, to you Mr. Parthasarthy. You really are in class of your own..

  14. Ela (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

    Mr.Muthu, U seem to be a balanced person….I think u really put in the best way…The way now relationships are going sounds a little bit scary….but the problem with us was that we never realised or recognised certain issues before….just simply took it for granted that they never existed… Ignorance and denial was a bliss so that everything was assumed to be perfect….
    And since now we have to face it….conflicts have become inevitiable… cannot imagine the conflicts of ideas that i have with my mom….since it is my own mom and not my dad or any other men that i have argue with, i don’t even have the privilage to escape by saying ‘male chauvinism’ but rather got to go to the depth of the problem and try to make her understand that i expect more from life…..not becoz i am good at dreaming but becoz i have proved myself worthy of it so far…but guess what….most of the time i only get answers like ‘it is the way life goes on here’, ‘look at the other girls who are happy with the way their life is’, ‘what about the society…do u want us to be ashamed in front of them?’, ‘already it is hard to find someone to marry u becoz of ur education…..u r still demanding more!’

    I am not complaining about this…it is my life and i luv the way it is… and i will fight for what i want, what i believe and what i am worthy of….and if anyone else tries to call it as extreme feminism….well….then i am definitely not ashamed of being one…..

  15. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 10:21 pm


    If it is some consolation, I would like to stress that I have nothing against feminism as such, but only against the extremist variety of it. Now dont deny the existence of extremism. It exists in all spheres – even the Congress has extremist elements.

    I hope you come to terms with the fact that not everyone will look at the world through feminist eyes. And authors will be questioned when they have to, even if they were appointed because they are female.

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