place: Two Americans at IBM, USA.
Currency Conversion Rate: Rs.1 = US$100.
Alex : Hi John, you didn't come yesterday to
John : Yeah, I was in Indian Embassy for stamping.
Alex: Oh really, what happened, I heard that they're
John : Yeah, but I managed to get it.
Alex :How long it took to get it stamped?
John : Oh, it was nasty man, long queue. Bill Gates
was standing in front of me and they played with him
like anything.That's why it got delayed. I went there
at 2 am itself and waited and returned by 4PM.
Alex : Really? In India, it is a matter of an hour
to get stamped for USA.
John : Yeah, but that is because who in India will be
interested in coming to USA man, their economy has
Alex : So, when are you leaving?
John : Anytime, after receiving my tickets from the
client in India and you know, I will be getting a
chance to fly Air-India. Sort of dream come true.
Alex :How long are you going to stay in India.
John : What do you mean by how long. I will be
settled in India, my > company has promised me that
they will process my Hara Patta.
Alex : Really, lucky person man, it is very
difficult to get a Hara Patta in India.
John : Yeah, thats why, I am planning to marry an
Indian girl there.
Alex : But you can find lots of US girls in
Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai.
John : Yeah, but I prefer Indian girls because they
are beautiful and cultured.
Alex : Where did you get the offer, Hyderabad?
John : Yeah, salary is good there, but cost of
living is quite high, it is Rs. 1000/- for a single
Alex : I see, that's too much for US people, Rs. 1 =
$ 100. Oh God! What about in Chennai, Mumbai?
John : No idea, but it is less than what we have in
Hyderabad. It is like the world headquarters of
Alex : I heard, almost all the Indians are having
one personal Robot for help.
John : You can get a BMW car for Rs. 5000/-, and a
personal Robot for less than Rs.7500/-. But my dream
is to purchase Ambassador, which costs Rs.200000/- and
has got a sexy design.
Alex : By the way, who is your client?
John : Reddy and Naidu Associates, a pure Indian
company, specializing in Embedded Software.
Alex : Oh, really, lucky to work in a pure Indian
company. They are really intelligent and unlike
American Bodyshoppers who have opened their
Fly-by-night outfits in India. Indian companies pay
you in full even when you are on bench. My friend
Paul Allen, it seems, used his bench time to visit
Bihar, the most livable place in India, probably
world. There you have full freedom and no
restrictions. You can do whatever you want! I wonder
how that state has perfected that system.
John : Yeah man, you are right. I hope our America
also follows their footsteps.
Alex : How are you going to cope with their
John : Why not? From my school days I have been
learning Hindi as my first language here at New York.
At the Consulate they tested my proficiency in Hindi
and were quite impressed by my cent percent score in
TOHIL i.e.Test of Hindi as International language.
Alex : So, you are going to have fun there.
John : Yeah, I will be travelling in the world's
fastest train, world's largest theme park, and the
famous Bollywood where you can see actors like,
Shahrukh, and all. Esselworld is also near to
Alex : You know, the PM is scheduled to
visit US next year, he may then relax the number of
John : That's true. Last month, Narayanamurthy
IInfosys)visited White House and donated Rs. 20000/-
for infrastructure development at Silicon Valley and
has promised more if we follow the model of High-Tech
City of Hyderabad. Bill Gates also got a chance of
meeting him. Very lucky person.
Alex : But, Indian government is planning to split
John He is a hard worker man, he can build any
number of Infosys like this. Every minute he is
getting Rs. 1000/-. It seems, if you keep all his
money converted as Rs. 100/- notes you can reach
Alex : OK, Good Luck John.
John : Same to you Alex. And don't go to Consulate
in a Kurta Pyjama because they will think you are too
Indianised and may doubt you will ever come back and
hence your Non-Immigrant Visa may get rejected. But
don't forget to say "Namaste, aap kaise hai" to the
Visa officer at Window 5. It seems he likes that and
will not give you a visa if you don't greet him that