I spent the weekend at home in Baroda and my nephew Neel kept me on my toes all through the weekend. He is just under 3 years and full of intelligent questions that are very difficult to answer. On Saturday night we went out for dinner to the Taj in Baroda. Almost all leading hotels in India are under tight security checks and we were greeted by two security with metal detectors right at the entrance. As they checked all of us the metalic objects in our pockets (keys, pens, belts etc) made beeps. We all cleared the security checks and started walking but found Neel was refusing to move. He waved at the security guards and demanded a security check. They were totally shocked and I regreted not having a camera in my pocket to capture their expressions. They smiled at him and said it is not required for you but Neel refused to accept this discrimination. He made them check him with the metal detector till it finally beeped (thanx to the rivet on his jeans) and he walked inside with a big smile on his face.
I guess he was the first desparate security check seeker at the Taj Baroda.