Saturday, April 23, 2016

Desis and bargaining

What is it with desis and bargaining? I am selling a few lightly used surplus furniture on Craigslist. and the desis calling me ask for half of the low amount that I already posted. If I'm selling something for half the price of a new item's market value, desis ask for half of asking price!

The Chinese and white people I deal with seem to just pay the asking price unless I mention "or best offer"

It has got to a point where I may have to increase my asking price just to lower it!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Vijay Mallaya - Passport

I read in a news article that Vijay Mallaya's passport was cancelled. When that happens to common man, it means that the only travel document available has been cancelled, so the person is unable to travel anywhere. The government might've cancelled the passport due to the reason that Mr. Vijay might've had another country's passport. India does not allow dual citizenship, hence India's passport was cancelled. This is just a technicality and does not hinder his travel anywhere on his potential second country's passport. If the government really wanted to nab him, there would've been a red corner notice through Interpol for him to be arrested by any other country's police. Kindly note that this did not happen.