Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.


In a move hailed by the government, the government has clarified that the recent controversy over Foreign Direct Investment was the result of a typographical error.

“It was all a simple misunderstanding,” said a spokesperson, “What we actually want to promote is Vadra Direct Investment or VDI.”

This innovative scheme is designed to keep Indian assets in the hands of Indians, specifically Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, who has lost 20 kilos in the past five years.

Some experts are puzzled by the use of the term ‘direct investment’, but a devotee of Mrs. Gandhi has provided an explanation. The devotee is Law Minister Salman Khurshid, who had promised to give his life for Mrs. Gandhi, but backed out, disappointing millions.

“So far, people from high families were owning things indirectly,” said Mr. Khurshid. “We want to usher in a new era of transparency.”


  1. Sir K. Sam
    October 11, 2012

    “…promised to give his life for Mrs. Gandhi, but backed out, disappointing millions….”


  2. ZinalBhadra
    October 11, 2012


  3. Barb Drummond
    October 11, 2012

    Clearly they are all too busy changing the world to check such things – Mitt romney’s team misspelt america – it’s close to correct.

  4. meowpurrs
    October 12, 2012

    Your words jolt me back to reality 🙂

  5. anupam patra
    October 12, 2012

    Back to back bombardment.

    Keep dropping ’em Shovon

    • shovonc
      October 12, 2012

      You spotted it. I should write about other things, but what to do?

  6. Unknown indian
    October 12, 2012


    October 12, 2012

    “VD”I brings in the rashes, scratches and resulting sores to the ever loyalist baggage-handlers, gym-towel-changers, life-sacrifcying loyalisits…. “I” is Incredible India in its moment of proundest shining glory…!!!

  8. iamalexwyler
    October 12, 2012

    It’s like a big government’s joke at all. Not to check spelling at “high political levels” – it seems too weird for me.

  9. Prasad N (@DesiTraveler)
    October 12, 2012

    I think it could be called JDI or DDI Jamai/Damad direct investment..

  10. Shovon – loved it … 🙂

  11. umashankar
    October 13, 2012

    It is a stinging satire on the Gobur-mint of India. I like the way you put it. I doubt though if any of this is going to stick to the slimy, thick-skinned creatures.

  12. butimbeautiful
    October 13, 2012

    You are so very witty!

  13. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    October 14, 2012

    Ha! WordPress is great for showing me the other side of the world. Love satire.

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