This is what they think about Indians – Post 21

Thanks to another interesting conversation with the taxi driver, I have some fodder for the blog!

Taxi driver is a very interesting breed in Singapore and so I have said before. Most of them are old and have taken up taxi driving to lead a relaxed, ‘on my terms’ sort of life. Most of them have done hard work in their lives – some of them were café owners, some ran food stalls, some, to end of my wits, were HR Managers working in IT companies and thanks to recession are now driving taxis.

What never ceases to amaze me is the wealth of experience and knowledge they have gathered over time. They hold opinions, grudges and spectacular ideas around a lot of issues. Their general response to problems, culture, society, nationality, country, etc is immensely fascinating.

Most of them feel Indians are smart and intelligent – ‘computer wizards’. They accept the fact that Indians are hard working and possess good amount of grey matter. They believe that Indians have awakened to their potential and will end up making their mark in the world’s order. Today’s driver mentioned to me, on this fine early morning taxi ride – “Singapore Government doles out a lot of special favors to Chinese and Malays. Indians are approximately 10% of Singapore’s populations – why doesn’t government hand out some special incentives for them?”, then he added very interestingly “I am actually not highly disturbed by this as I know Indians don’t need these special favors, they are intelligent, hard working, efficient people’. Heartwarming, right?

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19 Responses to This is what they think about Indians – Post 21

  1. u shld have told him thanks for the stamp of approval 😉

  2. Smitha says:

    Absolutely heartwarming!

  3. Bharti says:

    Taxi drivers an ex- Hr Manager….now thats something

  4. SupMM says:

    That’s really good to hear 🙂

  5. Pixie says:

    Totally heart-warming! It’s always nice to hear good things like this! 🙂

  6. The best thing I like about your blog is you remember the discussion you have with friends and use them at right time. I saw two of the discussions with me in last few blogs of urs…really love this …

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      Thanks! this is just another medium of expression for me. and i love talking as well, so yes!

  7. Roop Rai says:

    he hasn’t gone to punjab, has he? ;ppp jk

    oye, gori baarish, why don’t u leave your link behind when u comment on other blogs? it’d be the only way to link back, yeh?

  8. Deeps says:

    Very heartening to read that indeed 🙂

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