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|I am a Gypsy (standard:Fan Fiction, 969 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Oct 27 2010||Views/Reads: 1472/803||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Gypsy life of a fictional character|
I am a Gypsy Subba Rao “It is hard to pronounce your name you know, never had I got it right in the first instance, do you mind, if I address you as Dan rather than Dhananjayalu?” “Not at all, in fact I like that,” said Dhananjayalu, a medium built man, with razor thin mustache carefully trimmed in a narrow space between the upper lip and a nose that looked like a sail boat. His has a face of worldly wisdom; evidence of travel, knowledge and quick grasp. Anybody who speaks with Dan for the first time quickly learns that he is a man of immense knowledge. “Do you know what percentage of state governors In US are of Indian origin?” asked Dan. “Right now there is only one, governor of Louisiana,” replied Juggernaut. “Well, you can add governorship of South Carolina, since it is a foregone conclusion.” “Well then, two state governors are of Indian origin,” concluded Juggernaut. “I would rather say 4 percent of state governors are of Indian origin, that sounds better than mere number 2,” concluded Dan. Right there, one can see the wisdom in Dan. “I was brought to work for a family in their duty-free gift stores in the Caribbean; from Bahamas to Aruba. It was like a modern day indentureship. They promised one day I would have my own gift shop and have my own indenture labor from India, but after several years of labor, my equity in the business was only 5 cents on the dollar, so I quit and came to America,” Juggernaut was reflective. “Well, you are in the right place; America is the land of opportunities.” “Here, you work hard, you make money and you keep it to yourself,” Dan, repeated the mantra. “Look how an Indian American woman about to became governor of a conservative state.” “People outside India knew very little of Indian history, you know,” “centuries back, even before the formation of the United States, Canada and all those countries that boast equal rights for women In their societies, women ruled independent kingdoms in India.” “I read that in the history books.” “Well, hang this sign outside our business establishment,” said Dan handing over a large sign board that read “American owned and Operated” to Juggernaut. “Why we need to display this?” “America is all about proclamations,” said Dan looking at Juggernaut from side of his eye. “You know emancipation proclamation by Lincoln, don't you?” this time Dan's left eye looked down upon Juggernaut while his right eye remained in steady state; how many people can operated their eyes independent of each other. “Yeah, yeah, I have been reading a lot on American History for my upcoming citizenship test.” “Here in American we have to proclaim our strength and values constantly to remind people out there who we are.” Say for example, “we are the richest and strongest nation in the world,” “there are over 50 million people are on the waiting list to get immigration to the United States,” the smartest people in the world wants to come to the United States,” “Given a choice, every doctor in the world wants to practice medicine in America.” “So, you are proclaiming to the world out there that you are an American and running a business as an American.” Click here to read the rest of this story (54 more lines)
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