Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I Don't Know, Son! - 86

The Zero Loss Theory!
Son: The Reserve Bank of India and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are busy probing the Rs6,000-crore forex scam in the Government owned Bank of Baroda (BoB), dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: But an executive of BoB is said to have told reporters that the bank has lost nothing (Zero Loss) in the scam, dad.
Father: How come? Go on, son.
Son: He was obviously overlooking the precious foreign exchange loss to the country, dad.
Father: True.  Go on, son.
Son: He was then asked to reveal his name by the reporters, dad.
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: He is said to have told them that his name was Kapil Sibal, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
Shotgun’s Potshot!
Son: The Bollywood Star and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha who is in wilderness under the Modi regime, has taken the Government to task for the soaring prices of pulses, dad!
Father: True. Go on son.
Son: The media reporters were wondering when exactly Sinha started monitoring the prices of pulses, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: But Sinha told them that he got the complaint from Shah Rukh Khan who is making his daily purchases of provisions through Big Basket, dad!
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: However, Sinha also told them that it is a good thing that prices of smartphones have come down sharply, dad!
Father: What was his source? Go on, son.
Son: It seems Amir Khan only told Sinha about it, dad.
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: Amir’s source was obviously Snapdeal for which he is the brand ambassador, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
The Digital Awards!
Son: The Government of India is said to be thinking of granting all awards including Sahitya Academy awards in digital form hereafter, dad.
Father: How come? Go on, son.
Son: The move is aimed at making the awards user-friendly, dad!
Father: How?  Go on, son.
Son: There has been a spate of return of awards recently, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: The awardees will be enabled to return the awards in future through a click of the mouse, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
The ChupChap Startup!
Son: The Bengaluru-based ChupChap.com has come out with a new app, dad.
Father: Like what? Go on, Son.
Son:  The app is said to carry a list of all awards given in India by the Government and Government-funded autonomous bodies like Sahitya Academy, etc., dad.
Father: Go on, Son.
Son: The awardees who wish to return the awards can download the app and return their awards to the Government or the concerned body through the app, dad!
Father: Wonderful. Go on, Son.
Son: ChupChap app has another additional facility, dad.
Father: Like what?  Go on, son.
Son: It has tied up with a firm called GiveU Money for its wallet, dad,
Father: What for? Go on, son.
Son: The awardees can return the award money by transferring the money into this wallet, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
The Hatim Tai.com!
Son: Several global PE Funds were said to be interested in funding the ChupChop.com, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: But the startup has said that it has already raised the seed funding from Hatim Tai.com of China, dad!
Father: Go on, son.
Father: It is also said to be holding negotiations for Series A funding with HardBank of Japan, dad!
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: ChupChap has clarified that Hatim Tai.com has nothing to do with the global giant Alibaba.com of China, dad!
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: It has also clarified that HardBank has nothing against SoftBank, dad!

Father: I don’t know, son!

4 comments:

Narain said...

Enjoyed reading this!

Narain said...

Enjoyed reading this!

ashwini said...

Loved reading the shotgun pots and digital awards :-)!!

AVK Murthy said...

Thank you NN & Ashu