Saturday, June 22, 2013

India mulling over replacing current population with White & African-American people.

India is mulling over replacing its population with white people. The news was revealed by sources in the Home ministry of the central government, on condition of anonymity. Asked about why the government was considering such a massive step, the source said that the government was observing various aspects of the population, and findings and trends indicate that replacing the indigenous 'Brown people' with White and Black people was the next logical, rational step.

"The government has observed that the number of western brands in India has increased manifold. Earlier, it was just the odd brand here and there, but now the western brands are everywhere, like the Parthenium. We see all these new housing construction projects named after cities or localities or landmarks in the west. Even gated communities are a western concept.  We also see advertisements featuring white people instead of Indian models. At the very least, the urban population has to be replaced", said the source.

Further details are awaited.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sweet revenge for India: Jingoistic Indians

Many Indians are celebrating the recent news that Prince William, second in line to the British throne, has clear Indian roots, with many of them considering this sweet revenge. "The East India Company ruled over India for a 100 years, and the British monarchy ruled over us for almost another 100. And we know that this period was marked with discrimination, culture assassination, genocide. Now, an Indian will rule over England, and head the commonwealth. So, by extension, and Indian will rule over all the British colonies. Things have come full circle.". They also added, "It is not just William, his brother, Prince Harry is also of Indian ancestry. "

It is understood that firecrackers were burst in many cities on the day this news was made public. When asked if the celebrations were quite early, because Prince William is not king, and is second in line to the throne, the respondents said "He will sit on the throne, even if for just a day. And will be followed by his brother."

Not 'Like That Only'

'Like That Only', a restaurant on Hadagur road, close to the Forum Value Mall. We visited the place for dinner. When you enter, you are greeted by a bathtub  with a gramophone speaker. The place has a few quirky decorations, which I guess is their ambiance USP. It sure seemed to have a lot of seating space; both open air and within the building on the ground and first floors. Of course, open air seating means one has to deal with a few mosquitoes, despite mosquito repellant coils.

It is a rather pricey restaurant - the Zomatos and the Burrps already say so.  But at the end of it, neither of us felt it was value for money & the experience was not the best. The staff were courteous, but they did a couple of things that I think defied 'hospitality common sense'. And this 'common sense' is based on my experience at other restaurants.

We ordered the starters and the main course together. At other places, the main course was brought to us after we had finished (or almost finished) the starter. Here, our waiter brought everything together and we had to request him to hold off on the main course till we were done with the appetizers.

Midway through our meal, another group of patrons arrived. This group was expecting a few more folks to join them, and one table would be insufficient to seat them all. So the staff moved a table for them, and placed it so close to ours that we could actually grab food from their table; and of course they from ours. We weren't comfortable with seating at such close proximity to another table.

Finally, our meal was eaten and the bill was paid by cash. As I said earlier, I didn't feel it was value for money for such a pricey restaurant. But what really annoyed me was that the restaurant staff shortchanged us. After charging so much for the food, they really didn't have to be so cheap/unprofessional/discourteous to their patrons as to not return the full change.

Why did they not return the full change? I guess, "Like That Only".