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12 October 2007

Where am I now?

I am giving below a few clues based on which you have to identify where I am presently. (This quiz is primarily for Indians)

1. I have masala dosa for breakfast in Sukh Sagar, Andhra style lunch at Nandini and North Indian Dinner at Woodlands......

2. The sports page of the newspaper shows an ecstatic Irfan Pathan jumping in joy after taking the wicket of Andrew Symonds.......

3. The daily newspaper is full of news about city's burgeoning infrastructure, the crumbling civic facilities and the rash and rude drivers who cut lanes.......

4. I go to a super market and ask for location of yogurt in malayalam / tamil........

5. My taxi driver is a tamilian / hyderabadi / punjabi........

6. Everywhere you look, you see drivers driving cars while talking on their mobile phones...

Where am I?

3 comments:

Mani said...

You must be in the Gulf. Did I guess it right? :)

Ram said...

Yes, you guessed it right. I am in Dubai on a project. Everywhere you look, you see Indians. Many of these guys are working here for long hours with minimal wages. I saw a guy working for about 700 Dirhams per month, which works out to around 7300 rupees at the present exchange rate. It is a very measly amount to work for around 300 days in a year. These guys get one day off in a week and 5 casual leaves in a year.
For those of us who get salary in Indian Rupee, the strengthening rupee is a boon since we can buy foreign products at a cheap rate. But every 1 rupee increase in exchage rate impacts their savings negatively by about 5-6%.
Very sad, some of these stories....

Anonymous said...

The description of the place is similar to Namma Bengaluru too :-)
- Lakshmi