Saturday, January 7, 2017
An ironic fact is that the Republicans, of which Trump is no
excuse, actually believe that immigrants
are a liability to America. If the current trend of neglecting the employees in
America who are Indian citizens or Indian by origin continues, then clearly the
American economy would collapse. It is surprising that Trump is actually a well
established American economist considering that the American sensex dropped
soon after he was elected. I'm not very surprised. Why are you? If the American
rednecks actually do want to work for a living, we don't
really need their jobs. Let's watch them do some substantial labor.
If the current Prime Minister of India, Modi, would like to pull yet
another stunt to rescue India from the neck deep quicksand our former administrators
plunged her into, let him first un-peg our economy from that of America's.
Because I would not be surprised if the latter collapses sooner than later.
Would you? Why don't we make at least India an Indian labour friendly country,
Caste discrimination in our country has a side towards which
we all turn a blind eye. Those who are labelled as 'open category' (which merely
means that they are not considered for caste based reservations in
educational institutions and government jobs), find refuge in foreign countries
whose racism is relatively saner. What we call a 'brain drain' is hence no
surprise and yet people merely complain. If we truly decide
to declare caste to be but a word, we would cease to allow it on official documents
and election speeches. Indian economy will flourish when the brain drain
If America would pay a bit more attention to the Indian
employees who labor to keep her economy on the top of the ranks and even on
the charts, to begin with, even half as much as she does on which country's economy
to invade next by continuously improved military strategies and equipment, then
her economy would flourish and actually be fed, to begin with.
It is time for Indian to wake up to a world within her and America
to wake up to a world outside. Caste discrimination and racism will not feed
men for long. Wake up India! Wake up America! It's not too late, yet.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
As I updated my Facebook status to something which meant
nothing more than 'needs attention', like everybody else's, my new wizard
friend, Zephyrous, peeked over my shoulder and stared at my laptop screen, full
of colorful images, in wonder.
"What is this?" The young wizard asked, scratching
his long and dark beard, stereotypically.
"Social media." I murmured.
"What is its purpose?" He persisted.
"Over the last few years, men have ceased to interact
with their neighbours next door as we don't have time for that. So now wecompensate for that by spending hours
together on these kind of website to bitch about how our lives lack adventure
and blame it on governmental policies."
"Why do you do that?" He asked.
"Because I get paid for it." I replied, cheekily.
"Digital Marketing is my job."
"And what does that entail?" He continued to ask
questions, curious as ever.
"I track people down using social media labs which
employ private algorithms and study their likes and dislikes through what they
talk about generally and the periods during which there is a maximum frequency
of online audience. Then, I invite them to like my page by sharing something
which attracts their attention. And once they subscribe, my feeds enter their
social media. This makes them realize how much they miss the products and
services they neverever had in their
lives to begin with and I try to get them to buy my products by doing all of
this. I also employ other social media strategies for the same."
I was confident that my Greek and Latin would have made him
stop further inquiries. But, no!
"Does that work?" He asked.
"No. Because I'm not some pretty girl who's going out
shopping and taking selfies with her friends while trying on expensive branded
"So, social media works only for women?"
"Guys do desperately log in to the social media in an
attempt to get laid at the end of the day, but not all of them are cocky enough
"What does it take for men to get noticed on your
I blinked for a second and then responded. "Picture
this if you will. If a girl posts a picture with a duck face, she'd get
hundreds of likes and almost a hundred comments by the end of the day. And if a
guy posts something even as serious as 'I plan to kill myself at the end of the
day because life isn't worthit', he'd
get a few likes , a comment or two along the lines of 'best
of luck' and maybe a troll."
"So," The wizard took his turn to blink.
"they send trolls to kill a man who decides to end his life anyway? Is
social media for imbeciles?"
"Hush!" I interjected. "These imbeciles will
be paying me some day to buy some of my products. Don't judge them yet."