autowallah: ciao!

Posted: November 22, 2014 in beanstalk
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“Are you a Tamilian?” he asks in English as I fumble trying to speak Hindi. I tell him I am a Kannadiga.

“I can always tell. I speak seven languages.”

He starts with Indian languages and goes on to say Chinese, Italian, French…

Image: imgarcade

Image: imgarcade

“I used to drive the airport taxi. I have learnt from foreigners. They try to speak in our language but I immediately respond in their language. You should learn to speak other languages. It is not enough to speak only one.

I’ve received several overseas job offers but I say no because my family is here. I can speak several languages but I can’t read or write. Never went to school.

You should go overseas. You are still young. You should apply for jobs. How much effort does it take to simply apply for jobs? You never know when your stars will change.”

© Anuradha Prasad

  1. itsvishakha says:

    Hahaha!! Autowallahs in India!! 😛

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