Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Great Rupee Circus

The rupee just went into free fall. But , hold on, say the authorities nee.. soothsayers , there's no need to panic. No panic Mr Authorities? Salaries just dropped by 40% , in absolute dollar terms. But , we shall not panic, after all the assurance, in lieu of  action. So what if  oil got any dearer ?We could ride bullock carts instead, and go back to the bullock cart economy.

Why should anyone panic? Just watch the tamasha* as others are doing, watch the circus in action as the acrobats swing around and the rupee keeps fa..a..aa.aa.ling.Think of the positives. the elections just got cheaper, in swiss money terms that is. So our collective savings account balances with the Swiss banks will stay high, inspite of an expensive election coming next year.

And no more "phoren" holidays. People can see more of their own country, maybe venturing as far as the Andamans and Nicobars. No need to fabricate airline tickets or boarding passes to claim a certain antiquated tax exemption called the " Leave travel allowance" , which, sadly, only applies for "domestic" travel. This time round, people can actually travel "domestic" and claim it, instead of travelling " phoren" and then having to fabricate the AIR India Boarding passes**. Well done , authorities, watching by the sidelines. The circus goes on...


Aina Rao.
The amblingindian.
* *For the benefit of those who did not know, a new type of scam where some employees travelled " Foreign or Phoren" and forged domestic airline tickets to claim  leave travel tax exemption, only allowed for "domestic - or within India travel"

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Have a Happy Eid

Eid is here , the festival of cheer
A month of gruelling fasts, ended at last 
Eid mubarak, Happy Eid..
To all Amblingindian friends and fans , across all lands..

Aina Rao 
The Amblingindian

Sunday, 4 August 2013

A happy friendship day

To all Friends of the Amblingindian:

Your reads, likes, comments and shares inspire the amblingindian, everyday.

Wish you all a very "Happy friendship day "! Do continue reading and sharing, and for those who want to share their wisecracks and witticisms, you are always welcome. Will post original WnWs with credit to the author .. 

Regards, Aina Rao.

The amblingindian

Thursday, 1 August 2013

A state of Existence

Telangana is now declared official.

The brand new, 29th state of India, carved out of another. The long standing agitations, dissent and discontent, all quelled by one more masterstroke of the UPA Govt. " Yes to Telangana. Lets go for it. Absolutely!" No need for more laws,  roads, or governance, what we need are more ministerial berths, cabinet seats and what have you. More elections to win, or at least to contest. More avenues for amassing ill- gotten gains, for stashing away kickbacks. At least, more people who can get their fingers into the pie, for the pie itself  is now sliced many times over.

And so we shall progress,  along the road from independence, multiplying by dividing, in an ameobic fashion. Go back to parasitic roots. Proliferate. Create more states. More states of confusion and chaos, at least. Sod the EU models of harmonisation. Unity we don't need, diversity we embrace. The more of it, the better. At least, as long as we can stay diverse, and disparate.

And so, I have resolved, let me create my own state of confusion, Let there be further division, at a state, district, city, village, street and even house level. All is welcome. why not? My house is my state, and I shall have my own elected Govt. here. Be my own chief. Form my own cabinets. Get all kickbacks back to me. No sharing, no consolidation business here. Each house, a state in its own right, does not need to be part of any other , right? Subservience to another state? No way! I shall even levy my own taxes, sod all others.

Here's a toast to the eternal Indian states of my house, the states of joy, exhilaration, confusion and chaos. The genesis of the amblingindian state, literally!


Aina Rao
The amblingindian.

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