I'm a frequent flier on Air India, or as my friends call it, f****d. Actually, I'm not. But given that I usually travel by bus across India, I assume I know exactly what it feels like. Still, this is not a column to diss Air India. It is to highlight the positives that make it an integral part of our culture.
The recent pilots strike led to a lot of Indians demanding the airline be sold for being a waste of taxpayer money. This is nothing but wannabe Republican talk by MBAs high on the juice of their squeezed diplomas. As an Indian would you ever put your grandmother in an old age home just because she stopped contributing to household chores because of her vegetative state? Such was their can do attitude, the website continued to publicise dates of walk in GD/PIs for cabin crew (sweet given how half of it is in wheelchairs) and the addition of a new flight to Thiruvananthapuram (right below the schedule of flights cancelled that day) along with a hot model pretending to work at their call centre, who I later found was a gentleman from Raigarh named Parveen Kumar.
|The recent pilots strike led to a lot of Indians demanding the airline be sold for being a waste of taxpayer money.|
The pension benefits and mobility of hundreds of babus of gave their lives to the country depend on AI staying afloat, and we must respond like the Americans to continue bailing out pointless institutions that are too big to fail. Also their Chicken Tikka - it's awesome.
Gursimran Khamba is a pissed off writer, stand up comic, podcaster, social media junkie and lover of all fried foods. Except bananas.Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gkhamba