1 Rupee = 40 Dollars (?!)
This is no good time for dollar – it is crumbling down all over the world. Economists are saying different reasons for this and I have nothing new to add to it. Watching the panic all over the world feels sometimes funny and sometimes fearful due to uncertainty. See Financial Times takes a dig at the dollar value – ‘even’ India will not respect dollar, anymore.
There was this funny email circulated within the software engineers community few years ago. I find new meanings to this email at the moment. The email is not written by me – but I received it sometime back. Enjoy reading this:
Venue : Microsoft Corporation, New York , US
Some Guys are seeing some photographs.
Guy 1 : What’s that?
Guy 2 : Bob’s photographs from India .
Guy 1 : Wow. Let me see. Which is this place?
Guy 3 : (Sees the photo) This is Ranganathan Street , TNagar, Chennai.
Guy 1 : Fundoo yaar! And what is this? He’s got an TVS 50 also.
Guy 2 : Let me see (sees). .This guy enjoys life maan…
Guy 3 : You know how much an TVS 50 costs? Nearly 200K. Say it in dollars…
Guy 2: Oops. We can’t dream of such a thing here.
Guy 1 : Let’s go to India and try for a job.
Venue: Sun Microsystems, San Francisco , California , US
Guy 1: I’m with you man. My Visa is expected anytime. Soon I will fly to India
Guy 2 : Ohhh…. When is the party?
Guy 1: When I get it on hand.
Guy 2: Where will you be working?
Guy 1 : I’ll be working in Gummidipoondi.
Guy 2 : Oh! Gummidipoondi. Great yaar. where it is…
Guy 1 : It is in Madras .
Guy 3 : Fundoo place yaar. Nice climate Not like California. You’ll love the weather yaar. One of my friends is in Jaipur,Rajasthan…He says it’s the ultimate place to live in. Cool maan.
Guy 2! : Who is the client yaar?
Guy 1: You know Madras Municipal Corporation?
Guy 3 : Yeah. MMC. One of my friends is there in the Road Cleaning Division. Most challenging job yaar. People are working in the cutting edge of technology there.
Guy 1 : I’ll be writing software for the accounts department of the GCU.
Guy 2: GCU? what it means…?
Guy 1 : that is Garbage Collection Unit.
Guy 3 : : Great yaar. That’s what I like about that country. You can get a job which requires all your skill. Not like here. See I’m writing software for the space shuttle remote control.! I hate this.
Guy 1 : Don’t worry guys. I’ll give you my Rediff id. You can send your resume to me and I’ll forward it to the HRD.
[Everybody takes down his Rediff mail id.]
Venue: IBM, New York , US
Conversation between a guy and gal.
Male : Hi!
Female: Hi. You know. I’m planning to settle in India soon.
Male : What??
Female : Yeah. My marriage will be here in America only. He is doing his Ph.D in Cuddalore College and he’s coming here for a month. His study will be over in 2 months. He’s already got a job in CEB (Cuddalore Electricity Board). We planned to settle in Cuddalore itself… I’m also planning to work there. Let’s see…
Male: Good luck… dont forget us and US…
Venue: Intel Corp. US
Guy 1: Great news guys. Our George has got admission in the Tagore Arts College in Pondicherry with scholarship for B.A History. A great new field yaar…
All are excited…
George : Got my Visa yesterday. It’s all finalized now.
Guy 2 : Congrats yaar. So you are out of this country.
Guy 1 : B.A in Histroy…ohh…man, enjoy your life there?
Guy 2 : : Got full aid, eh?
George : Yeah. Got the UGC scholarship That will be 1200 Rupees per Year.
Guy 1 : Great. Enjoy.
Guy 2 : (Thinking loud): 1200 Indian Rupees…! Wow!! that means 1200 * 45 = 54000 Dollars…