Saturday, June 13, 2015

I Don’t Know, Son! -83

The Cost of Painting!
Son: David Choe, the artist who painted the Facebook Inc building in 2005, had not been paid cash, dad.
Father: How come? Go on, son.
Son: Facebook was just a startup at that time and its founding president Sean Parker had persuaded Choe to accept the company stock instead of cash, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: Choe had asked for $60,000, a big money for the startup at that time, dad!
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: The rest is history! The stock is worth $200 million as of today, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
A New Startup Idea!
Son: People are coming up with innovative startup ideas nowadays, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: The allegation of fake degree certificate against Delhi Law Minister Tomar has led to similar allegations against ministers and MLAs in Delhi and other States, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: A startup called Due Diligence Pvt Ltd is being set up for conducting verification of documents of qualifications of all MLAs immediately after they are sworn in post elections, dad.
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: It will offer its services to the concerned state governments for conducting such verifications, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: Wherever there are doubts about the genuineness of the documents, it will take the concerned MLA on a tour of the University that has issued the certificate, just as it is being done now in Tomar’s case, dad.
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: It will offer the service free to the governments concerned, dad.
Father: How come? Where does its earnings come from then? Go on, son.
Son: It will have exclusive rights on stories in case of MLAs whose degrees are found to be fake, dad.
Father: Then what? Go on, Son.
Son: It will sell the stories to Times Now for Arnab Goswami to come out with a ‘Breaking the Story’, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
The New Ministries in Telangana and Andhra!
Son: The Governments of Andhra and Telangana are engaged in a type of shadow boxing regularly nowadays, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: Such fights are turning out to be costly for both the governments, as they are losing their focus on development of their respective states, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: However, both of them do not want to give up the fight, for their own reasons, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: So much so that both the governments are now said to have decided to set up a separate ministry at the cabinet level for the purpose (fight), dad!
Father: Go on, son.
Son: It will be called ‘Ministry for Telangana Affairs’ in Andhra and ‘Ministry of Andhra Affairs’ in Telangana, dad.
Father: I don’t know, son!
The Model Government of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi!
Son: The Arvind Kejriwal led Government of Delhi was expected to usher in a new era in the State of Delhi, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: But it has engaged itself in all sorts of controversies other than focusing on the administration of the prestigious State, dad!
Father: Go on, son.
Son: The party had chosen the ‘Broom’ as election symbol to signify its fight against corruption, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: Right now the Delhi Metro has piled up so much garbage that it has to practically use the real brooms to sweep out the accumulated garbage, dad!

Father: I don’t know, son!

2 comments:

Narain said...

Very interesting to read these shrewd observations!

AVK Murthy said...

Thank you NN.