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 news that has led to an upsurge in digging, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered Savitri Jindal, India’s richest woman, to vacate her government bungalow. Mrs Jindal is the mother of Naveen Jindal, an industrialist-MP with significant interests in steel, coal, and flags. The order to vacate her ministerial bungalow was issued after it was discovered recently that she had ceased to be a minister in 2009.
“I had no idea they had sacked me as I was busy,” said Mrs Jindal, “Then recently they found coal in the garden. My son was getting all these free coalmines from the Prime Minister. I thought, how sweet, now he has given me one also.”
Mrs Jindal has agreed to comply with the court order, but has requested more time, citing ‘difficulty of finding suitable free accommodation.’