[Memoirs from the Past]
[ówt sàwrssing]noun subcontracting:
the purchase by a company of labor or parts from a source outside the company rather than using the company’s staff or plant.
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Outsourcing is not just a business model, rather it is deep into the roots of our lives. Be it the class notes that we let our nerdy friends take and get a copy done, or be it studying-under-mutual-understanding to jointly clear papers in the exams, or be it the bashing up of a friend, when we were kids, with the help of another ‘mustanda’ friend for a lollypop, or be it the current hues and cries that are emerging from US and a few European countries for the work being dumped on foolish and cheaply available Indians.
But as the saying goes, there’s always a ‘Pahad (Mountain)’ for every ‘Uunt Camel’. Read through this and you would find there’s a divine intervention even in the Outsourcing stuff that goes around us since we take our ‘berth’ in this humble world 🙂
Yesterday i woke up at 12:30, unusually early given the fact it was Saturday, and went for lunch at a nearby Tiffin Center (I always wonder if they would give us a the order packed in a tiffin box 😉 more on this later, I don’t want the interest of this post being outsourced from some other one). As is the case every weekend, as I came out, i was clueless what to do next. Just then I saw a APSRTC bus heading to ‘Chilkur Balaji Temple’, I ignored and went ahead. As it passed by, there was another, going to same ‘Chilkur Balaji Temple’. Grrr… I thought, its time. "Chalo bulawa aaya hai, Shri Balaji ne bulaya hai". So i hopped in the bus. It ended up being a 10 rupees, 40 minutes journey, hooff…!!! Went in and found the temple so very small, against the amount of reputation that it has. I did my puja and it lasted only for a few moments, both the mandirs together would have accounted for around 3 minutes. I came out and headed back to my home, and this time it took me a rupee less and fifteen more minutes to get back giving a strange equation of a rupee being equivalent to fifteen Hyderabadi minutes. (But mine should deserve more at least by fifty more paise)
Then I went to my uncle’s place and the real story begun there. There I discovered that Shri Chilkur Balaji bhagwaan specializes in Visas and HE is termed by many as being the Shri Visa Bhagwaan. Hmmm… I begin thinking, so there are departments for prayer redressals up above. I discovered more that there’s a temple in the posh Banjara Hills here where we have Shri Exam Bhagwaan. Be it secondary, boards, competitions, or any other kind of it, one prayer and it’s done with your dedication. I guess there would be more. We all have heard of the Asthma Mela which is flocked with asthma patients from around the globe to get a life free from the goddamn inhalers. Then we have Gods who take care of our heavenly alignment of the ‘Grahas’, who take care of us falling sick and getting well (ex. Chicken Pox), etc. etc.
So we see, it’s just a divine intervention in the Outsourcing thing. To unload the burden, The One, The Divine, The Creator, they gave us a customized figure to worship and pray to. For all our needs there is one Divine Figure we go to and see it all coming true in real time 🙂 The various departments (Passports, Visas, Exams, Illness) are at work round the clock and around the globe, to make the world we live in, better and brighter with each day. Putting a smile on every face that comes to The Divine, through any department.
One thing we should never forget, even with the outsourced Divinity, what remains in the end and above all is the same, and it is universal 🙂
Dedicated to the undying spirits faith and togetherness of true Indians, who are blessed with most of the divinity directly or Outsourced 🙂
PS: For all those nasty thinkers, I did brush and took bath before going for the lunch at the Tiffin Center 😉