F D I (F.D. Aayee)
(Fixed Deposit has come back)
Dear Intelligentsia, there are times when I feel very sad at being an Indian. No…no…please don’t think that yours truly doesn’t love his India, or shall we say “my India”. But there are times, and I must say there are many such times these days, when my love for my country and my patience, both are thoroughly tested. Take for instance, all this hue and cry about FDI. I don’t know why everyone is objecting. Something is coming in and not going out – for a change! And that too, money, the Goddess Lakshmi herself, is coming. And on top of that, it is our money, which is coming back.
You all are great men and women of business and trade and you very well know how much “hangama” was created on the issue of so called “black money” by everyone including our Ms. Chipak of that famous(or infamous) channel ‘Bhor & Bore-well Live’ and other Paparazzi in general especially, that half-clad, lady-winking, mischievous Baba Kamdev. They all rarely agree on one issue (I understand, educated people do feel insulted, if they are ‘caught red-handed’ agreeing with anyone) but on this particular point, they were almost unanimous – bring back “black money”, as if their very life depended upon it. And come to think of it, how money can be “black”? – Goddess Lakshmi!!
Anyhow, coming back to the main topic of FDI – in nutshell, it is coming back or to be more precise, coming back home. Only difference being it would be on someone else’s name, some fancy name – Robert (hey, not that Robert Wah-Draw, the famous son in law) or some Italian name ‘Quote-kar-ke-roti’ or should it be rotchi? Well I don’t know. You know, yours truly, is not an authority on Italian names. Besides, it is off the topic. I mean what is there in a name – one is as good or as corrupt as the other. So, the money, on its journey back, would be on someone else’s name. Not a big deal. All females in our country change their names after marriage. And so what if this female – I mean “black money”- also changes her name.
No wonder our dear H.H. Command and Dr. SMS are very angry and dejected. In fact, Dr. SMS, in his own unique, poetic style(Active – mode, ‘teekha lal’ – mood) , was heard saying :
“ Woh mere kissi tarah na huay…‘La ke’…..dekha, ‘na la ke’….. dekh lyia,
Ab aur kya dekne ko baaki hai….hamne…..‘FDI’ bhi..…‘la ke’… dekh lyia”!!