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The Travesty of Adversity.

February 9, 2009

Its past midnight and having gone through a marathon session of reading in which I finished 3 business magazines, feeling rather tired. All that I can remember from all that I read is well…  the world is really in RECESSION! 😀


Have been going through an article forecasting India’s GDP to drop from 8.1% to 6.2%, only to be contradicted by another article stating that the GDP will actually be 6.0% and again to be followed by an article consisting of an interview with an “economist” predicting the GDP to drop to “A healthy 5.8%”.

What the ****?

All that the magazines painted were gloomy pictures of world’s economy with colors of insecurities and unemployment thrown in here and there . There were heightened speculations that the editor and the correspondents might lose their jobs, their magazine might be out of circulation in the coming months, the advertisers would be too broke to advertise with them but almost everyone across the board agreed that, come later in the year and consumers like me would be too frigid broke to even buy the magazine that we are reading right now!!

Ah.. talk about pleasure from adversity :-x.

Agitated, I decided to look at other options – switched over to a Woman’s Magazine (complimentary with other business magazine – yes, money and women go hand in hand) proclaiming to make a difference and with a cover-photo of an elegant woman dressed in formals and no-nonsense look.

Honestly, the reason I picked up the mag was to get updated on some spicy gossip women like to have about men (which each man thinks is nonsense but trust me, he doesn’t leave any opportunity to read them). But having seen the cover photo and a quick scan of the contents and boy… am I intimidated?

No tips to impress guys? No surveys on men’s preferences?

A quick brush through all the pages and any sign of hope diminishes until I reach the last page and… Voila!! 2-3 articles on men and a picture of young Indian movie director-cum-actor (Farhan Akhtar) declaring him to be the most eligible bachelor in town has my faith reinstated in women magazines.

After all, in times of adversity, men do look for support from women isn’t it?? 😎

7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2009 1:52 am

    Next time choose Men magazine and get really spicy info you are searching. Let women ones for us to enjoy.

  2. February 9, 2009 3:30 am

    what can one do with speculations?
    i dont read stories about the current recession. i hear the news and have a general idea, but i’d rather focus on how to get through the hard times.
    also, there are many womens magazines that dont focus on men :-p

  3. February 9, 2009 4:15 am

    Stylish site , i have read your article , and you are completely right!We living in Obamaworld !

  4. February 9, 2009 7:09 am

    The magazines may well paint a gloomy picture as soon people won’t be buying magazines. Even without the recession they’re a dying trade (a few years ago half the people in a train carriage would have a newspaper, now they’re reading news and articles on their blackberry) so I guess mag journos are nervous these days…

  5. February 9, 2009 11:39 am

    Just read something which you may like
    ” Know her mind and you can have her body,
    know her heart and you have her soul. “

  6. Ankit Agrawal permalink
    February 9, 2009 12:54 pm

    Rightly said 🙂

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