Saturday, March 20, 2010


“My life is, has been and always will be an adventure.”

The above said seems like a piece of wisdom spoken out of someone’s mouth to appreciate life and live it in full admiration. But there is a whole lot into it and to tell this I feel disgusted.

The person who said that also said, “… Technology is not that important (in India) considering in the UK we ride on the inside of trains, not on top of them. … Indians have no access to electricity to even enjoy superior technology.”

This guy used to study in my University in Stirling and belongs to UK.

Yesterday, I wrote a status on my Facebook that said, “Indian govt should exempt foreign nationals to work in India too- jobs should go to Indians first, treat them just like they treat us!! *No Firangi Policy*!!”

The story behind the status: I am aware of the situation abroad these days considering the treatment towards Indians with respect to jobs and employment. Me and many of my friends staying outside of India have faced the hardships of recession by either being kicked out or being rejected or simply not being considered for a very well suited job position. I do not blame them; each country is worried about their own well being and their own citizens first. But a few days ago, my sister staying in New Delhi having ample experience in the Indian Media and having been almost accepted by the CEO of the company got to being disliked by the PR head of the company who was a ‘Firangi’ BECAUSE she thought my sister did not know much of the Indian journalists. I say, who the hell is she?

Hence my status: Indian govt should exempt foreign nationals to work in India too- jobs should go to Indians first, treat them just like they treat us!! *No Firangi Policy*!!

I think I justify it too. Firstly, some firangi has to be a total reject from every other corner of the world to be working in India. Secondly, why should we not use some kicking out? And Thirdly, there are too many unemployed talented people in India. Why hire an angrez!!!!!??

Indians have to stop bending over for Firangi’s. Skin colour is not everything.

Anyway, the person in question in the initial paragraph of this blog arrives yet again, he commented on the status. I will copy paste the rest.

Martin Jack

That is a pretty disgusting thing to say. My colleagues include 5 indians in a group of 50. Thousands of indians live and work and have a good and free life in the uk.

Yesterday at 16:30 ·

Treat them like they treat us...that's what you say. An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind - which remarkable indian said that?

Priyanka Tandon

well don't read too much into it! I'm not targeting any particular group of people in any particular country....n trust me I know how nationals are treated in UK (its a privilege), it doesn't work too much like that in my country. About UK... too bad we are too many and we are intelligent too, so everyone has to deal with it !!! It's pretty evident that in this recession, jobs are being given to nationals... all I am saying is that there are loads of unemployed people to be used in India, and it is time our govt. starts doing the same thing! We know how it feels, I am sure people might know what I am talking about....

P.S.- Instead of being 'anti' about another country, I'm more or less talking about mine here!

Which, I think he either did not understand or he was astounded by the fact that I made much more sense than him. So, he sent me a private message:

Martin Jack 20 March at 08:56 Report

No, you trust me, you don't know shit. Just because you did your postgrad here doesn't mean Britain owes you a job. London is the most culturally diverse city in the world. There is no big government conspiracy to avoid hiring you, you're just getting upset because your efforts haven't paid off so far. Do you think I was handed a job because I was native? No, I struggled for it for many years and in many ways. Everyone struggles. Some chose to complain, others are mature enough to keep up the fight. I wish you luck getting a job, but why don't you show a little perseverance? P.S. I don't think a no foreigner policy in india would do much good - I really don't see brits falling over themselves to work in india.

Sent via Facebook Mobile

Priyanka Tandon 20 March at 15:34


See, I told you do not read too much into it, but if that’s not too simple to understand then I can’t help you. I don't need sermons over this city, I have made my own choices and oh I know shit!

Yes I have tried hard enough and yes I am not employed yet and YES I am upset. But I am the last one to expect something out here. I am not keeping grudges against anyone. This status was far too simple. Everyone struggles. DUH. And if you've already spent too much time staring on my status then I guess you should know I never mentioned a country there...

I am not begging for a job first of all, neither is this about me getting a job in the first place. FB gives me a way to say things and I say them. Some choose to complain, some manage to keep a fight but Some should be, well 'mature' enough to respect someone’s opinion. And, well it wasn't even about British till you made it.
And falling over?? Well I think some people only love to live in developed countries and still have minds as backward as early men. You should really use some knowledge or umm maturity here. There are far too many foreigners working in India and I know far too many who want to. And FYI- Brits literally fell over some 100's of years back to come and rob our country.

So I guess at one point, no one really knows shit!

And please, I do not choose to do this. You asked for it. I am staying here in London because I like it; I came to UK because I liked it. Instead of this country owing me something, I owe Scotland far too much. The status was a mock at someone who I know back in India. So suit yourself.

God bless!

I think when people travel abroad and go to then western parts of the globe they also take themselves back in time and arrive at a place where some people are too proud of themselves without even knowing what they did to deserve it. God help them.

And I pity those who are ashamed of India and keep complaining unaware that it’s only them who make it the way it is and yet do not even make an effort. How can one not get moved by all this? I do and I am proud I can do even a little something for my country!