In Incredible India, dogs and humans have one thing in common – they both are forever running behind some useless thing.
Visit any Indian village or town, you’ll be sure to find a bunch of feral-looking dogs chasing a bus, a stranger, young kids, cows, the mailman or other dogs.
Ditto with Indian humans.
They too are peerless when it comes to running after or chasing useless things.
Whether it’s a cricket ball, a girl, film star or an accident site, you can’t beat Indians when it comes to running behind useless stuff.
After decades of chasing cricket balls, film stars and moving buses, Indians of the two-legged variety have gone hi-tech.
They are now running behind crappy, useless digital tablets.
Look at all the hullabaloo over the Rs 2,500 ($50) Aakash Tablet.
For the last few months we’ve been hearing so much noise about the Aakash tablet, a crappy piece of junk that doesn’t even have a built-in speaker and, worse, has an unresponsive touchscreen.
Why This Passion for Trash?
Say what you will about the perversities of the White Man but he has an eye for quality (Think iPad).
Even a homeless vagabond or panhandler (beggar) in America wouldn’t touch the Aakash kind of junk.
Yet, the Indian propensity for chasing after trash is so hardwired in their DNA that 1.4 million Indians have booked the junk tablet.
Yes, 1.4 million Indians of all stripes are going Ah and Oh over this Aakash piece of crap.
Indians repeat the same attitude in other walks of day-to-day life as well.
They run behind worthless monsters like Salman Khan, follow jokers like Abhishek Bachchan, ape vamps like Bipasha Basu, pray to fake Swamijis like Nityananda, go to worthless Australian universities for higher ‘studies’ and hang on to the words of jokers like Big B on Twitter.
Indians, it’s apparent, have no eye for quality or class.
Like lemmings, they’ll follow the pack in pursuit of trash, often cheap trash.
No matter that cheap and best are seldom compatible bed-mates.
In its current form, the Aakash tablet has no hope in hell of being a real tablet.
Leading companies like Motorola, HP, Samsung, Asus, Sony and Blackberry with mega budgets have struggled to make headway with their tablets despite price cuts.
And yet we’re asked to believe that these running-behind-trash Indians have achieved a breakthrough with the $50 Aakash.
Ha ha ha. We haven’t stopped laughing.
As we’ve said on several occasions it’s not easy to replicate a decent, usable tablet device.
And that too at such a low price point like $50.
But is anybody listening to the voice of reason aka SI. Hell, no.
The more things seem to change the more they remain the same in Mera Bharat Mahaan.
Folks, the only tablet worth picking up is the iPad 2.
As for the rest of the tablets, all we can do is imitate the crazy Hindus who shout themselves hoarse in their woebegone temples, Govinda, Govinda. 😉
every1 in the whole world knows i pad 2 is the best tablet..but if you look at the purpose of this cheap-ass tablet its not for the well to do people who can afford an ipad..it is for the ones who cant afford…and this tablet is aimed for use in educational institutes where every student can never afford an ipad or any other tablet…so instead of ranting think about its purpose..not everyone in india live in luxury..otherwise no retard would buy this aakash junk..
In life, many a time nothing is better than something.
Just because folks have an itch on their cojones for a tablet doesn’t mean you can foist cheap-ass junk (to use your own colorful words) on them.
As the above linked review shows, it doesn’t work as a tablet should.
SI WROTE: “In Incredible India, dogs and humans have one thing in common – they both are forever running behind some useless thing.”
My my,my……………. Wonderful words.
Is it just me or are you are starting to sound like Winston Churchill………………………………. Only he can match your contempt for India and Indians 🙂 Pity he died eons back 😛
If I hadn’t been a regular reader of your blog, I would have easily mistaken you for being a Britisher. Such beautiful scorn and sarcasm, Churchill would have been proud of ya. Keep em coming. Maybe who knows, they may even award you a
Nobel Prize for Literature 🙂
Big difference, Sweetie!
SI loves All Things Indian.