the king of *BAD* times


India is a land of billion opportunities” quoted the billionaire Mukesh Ambani. The *cheeky* in me was quick to silently whisper  “Yes, Mr.Mukesh, you are in the billion to have exploited them, quite skillfully”.

Kingfisher Airlines' VT-KFF: Airbus A320-200
the king of BAD times

I can’t get away with my cheeky nature. But things seem to be heading that way. The current happenings contribute to my cheekiness. Can’t help it!!!!

The recent fiasco associated with the Kingfisher, one of the premier airline services in the country is an unfortunate one. Escalating fuel prices seem to have contributed to this. And with the continuing resignations of pilots and ground staff, have only added fuel to the fire.

May be it has to do with the lady (un)luck Deepika Padukone. Yuvraj Singh and Ranbir kapoor will know it better. If the former’s form dropped, the latter’s movies flopped. Ironically, Deepika was there with them when these happened. And now may be, it’s the turn of the Mallyas…Their airline has stopped!!!!!

Jokes apart… we’ll move on……

People have always loved it, the King-of-good-times. ‘Fly-Kingfisher’ remains unmatched and by far unchallenged in the treatment of its royal and loyal customers. From rousing receptions with the dazzling air hostesses in their miniskirts to cappuccinos in the lounges, it remains one of the most preferred choice for the upper Indian middle class. Rajdeep Sardesai tweets that he was once served Salmon for breakfast in Kingfisher 🙂

Let us hope that things will come to normalcy in the Kingfisher camp.

In the meantime, it was disheartening to see the Indian Govt. putting its hands up to help the Mallyas recover from their aviation fiasco. Few questions struck me.

Are the *UB* group bankrupt?? Does the Govt. feel that cappuccinos in the lounges were important than building schools and hospitals? Has Dr.Mallya become poorer than those earning Rs.32 per day?

The answer to the first question has to be definitely a big NO. After all the Mallyas still own Force-India( F1 team), Royal Challengers Bengaluru(IPL team) plus a string of business ventures across the globe. Dr.Vijay Mallya continues to be the liquor baron that he was. Royal Challenge still remains the jersey sponsor of major sporting teams. India’s largest luxury mall, UB city is pioneered by the UB group.

Perhaps, he should not have invested in aviation sector..

And let the second and third question remain as it is…… Think! Think! Think!

I have always admired the charismatic Vijay Mallya and his glamorous yet successful business career, for the kingfisher fiasco might be just a blot in his business empire. But given the fact that he has enough money to party on his yachts, to groom all the jockeys, to spend on Kingfisher calendar photo shoots, for abhorrent self promotions, for his son to have Deepika on his arms but to run his airline how can he munch my or rather my dad’s tax money????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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