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    Here is the .......... India in 2020? There is a vision

    Year: 2020

    Place: Two Americans at IBM, USA.

    Currency Conversion Rate: Re 1/- = $100/-.

    Alex: Hi John, you didn't come yesterday to office?

    John: Yeah, I was in Indian Embassy for stamping.

    Alex: Oh really, what happened, I heard that nowadays it has become very strict.

    John: Yeah, but I managed to get it.

    Alex: How long it took to get it stamped?

    John: Oh, it was nasty man, long queue. Bill Gates was standing infront of me and they played with him like anything. That's why it got delayed. I went there at 2 am itself and waited and returned by 4 pm.

    Alex: Really? In India, it is a matter of an hour to get stamped for USA

    John: Yeah, but that is because who in India will be interested in coming to USA man, their economy has been booming.

    Alex: So, when are you leaving?

    John: Anytime, after receiving my tickets from the client in India and you know, I will be getting a chance to flyAir-India.Sort of dream come true.

    Alex: How long are you going to stay in India.

    John: What do you mean by how long? I will be settled in India, my company has promised me that they will process my Hara Patta ..(green card)

    Alex: Really, lucky person man, it is very difficult to get a Hara Patta in India.

    John: Yeah, that's why, I am planning to marry an Indian girl there.

    Alex: But you can find lots of US girls in Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.

    John: But, I prefer Indian girls because they are beautiful and cultured.

    Alex: Where did you get the offer, Chennai?

    John: Yeah, salary is good there, but cost of living is quite high, it is Rs. 1000/- for a single room accommodation.

    Alex: I see, that's too much for US people, Rs.1/- =$100/-. Oh God! what about in Bangalore, Mumbai?

    John: No idea, but it is less than what we have in Chennai. It is like the world headquarters of software

    Alex: I heard, almost all the Indians are having one personal Robot for help.

    John: You can get a BMW car for Rs. 5000/-, and a personal Robot for less than Rs.7500/-. But my dream is to purchase Ambassador , which costs Rs.2,00,000/- but has got a lovely design.

    Alex: By the way, who is your client?

    John: Iyer and Iyengar Associates, a pure Indian company, specialising in Embedded Software.

    Alex: Oh, really, lucky to work in a pure Indian company. They are really intelligent and unlike American Bodyshoppers who have opened their Fly-by-night outfits in India. Indian companies pay you in full even when you are on bench.

    My friend Paul Allen, it seems, used his bench time to visit Bihar, the most liveable place in India, probably world. There you have full freedom and no restrictions. You can do whatever you want! I wonder how that state has perfected that system.

    John: Yeah man!, you are right. I hope our America also follows their footsteps.

    Alex: How are you going to cope with their language?

    John: Why not? From my school days I have been learning Hindi as myfirst language here at New York. At the Consulate they tested my proficiency in Hindi and were quite impressed by my cent per cent score in TOHIL i.e. Test of Hindi as International Language.

    Alex: So, you are going to have fun there.

    John: Yeah, I will be travelling in the world's fastest train, world's largest theme park, and the famous Bollywood where you can see actors like, Hrithik, Shah Rukh Khan and all. Esselworld is also near Bollywood.

    Alex: You know, the PM is scheduled to visit US next year, he may then relax the number of visas.

    John: That's true. Last month, Narayana Murthy visited White House and donated Rs. 2000/- for infrastructure development at Silicon Valley and has promised more if we follow the model of High-Tech City of Hyderabad. Bill Gates also got a chance of meeting him. Very lucky person.

    Alex: But, Indian government is planning to split Narayanamurthy's Infosys.

    John: He is a hard worker man, he can build any number of Infosys like this. Every minute he is getting Rs. 1000/-. It seems, if you keep all his money converted as Rs. 100/- notes you can reach Pluto.

    Alex: OK, Good Luck John.

    John: Same to you Alex. And don't go to Consulate in a "Kurta Pyjama" because they will think you are too Indianised and may doubt you will never come back and hence your Non-Immigrant Visa may get rejected. But don't forget to say " Namaste, aap kaise hai " to the Visa officer at Window 5. It seems he likes that and will not give you a visa if you don't greet him that way.

    Don't think it is a dream...

    Let us work hard to make this dream come true.


    Cheers ! Ashok

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    Definitely it is not a dream Ashok! One day it is going to become true! I have that confidence!

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    Definitely it is not a dream Ashok! One day it is going to become true! I have that confidence!

    தன்னம்பிக் கை, மூட நம்பிக்கை, நம்பிக்கை...

    எந்த ரகம், ப்ரியா? இல்லை குத்து மதிப்பா 'தேச பக்தி' காமெண்டா? :?

    நொந்திருக் கும் வாசன்
    Short Measures
    It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us - Isaac Disraeli

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    Hardwork panninaa everything is possible. It may not be possible in our generation. But you cannot say that it is impossible.

    Mudiyathu mudiyaathunna ethuvume mudiyaathu thaan. Namba country-a patthi namba comment adikkarathukku munnaadi, naama namba country-oda munnetratthukku enna senjurukkom! Athai konjam yosicchu pakkanum illaiyaa? It is just my view.

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    Ashok... wake up ... wake up.... !!!!!
    come out of dream...
    See we are not working.. still dreaming... we need to start working....
    Our basic problem is.. lack of infrastructure and unemployment or underpaid due to increase in population. We have man power, goverment should help people by create jobs in india and improve one family's economy... Automatically everyone would start exploring and grow with the country.
    Enga ponalum Lanjam, oolal. Nattulea erukarea politics pannigala adichu torathanum, privatize pannanum, oru healthy competition create pannanum...

    This is my small opinion.

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    Through dreams, we can conquer, 007. Dreams inspire us, so there's nothing wrong with dreaming. Though Ashok's post does seem kinda stretched (especially the Bihar part ), I sure hope that India will be developed by 2040. But...realistically, that too would be tough...
    Over and out.

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    எங்கே இருந்து புடிச்சீங் க இந்த மேட்டர்? This not a question of confidence or nationalism. Pure economics. A devalued $ is good for American economy. Because their deficits will go down. But bad for other economies because their reserve values go down. We have something around $120 billion in reserves. Imagine a devalued $. Our reserves will be worth nothing. Not only us, Japan, China, middle east will all go bankrupt. This definitely cant happen in 2020. Well, if the whole world gangs up against US and move all their trading and currency away from $, then possibly $ may lose its significance but till then a weak $ is bad news for the world. It is one of the reasons the advisors of Bush are not so bothered about sliding $ now. Because that brings down their deficit. But they forget why the $ is sliding because of their spend thrift fiscal policy.

    Every dog has its day. Today is my day.

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