he Americans made a huge mistake by arresting Devyani. They can deny us access to the mastermind behind one of the major terrorist attacks in our country. They can even invade the privacy of millions of our citizens and access all their private information. But, arresting one of our own for violating the rule of law in their country? That is taking things too far! I blame Preet Bharara, the District Attorney handling her case, for detonating this diplomatic time bomb. What sort of name is "Preet Bharara" anyway? What is he, an appetiser in an Indian restaurant in New York's Meatpacking District? Although, one day, I'd really like to meet his twin brother, Preet Changezi. Is this how he treats a citizen from the country of his birth? After all we've done for Bharara! Sure, if his parents had stayed in India, he'd not have gotten most (or any) of the opportunities that he has had, but that is not the point! We gave him a name that is not only familiar but also sounds exotic at the same time. That must be come in handy during election time. We gave him a lifelong love of the law by ensuring that his actual place of birth was a lawless wasteland. We even gave him a huge vote bank of Americans of Indian origin by making certain that the only way they could be successful was to go to foreign shores. And this is how he repays us?
Mr Bharara put Devyani in jail. With common criminals! Is this how they treat important people in the so-called 'oldest democracy in the world?' Maybe Mr Bharara and his cohorts should come to India to learn how to treat people of stature who might be suspected of committing, or have been convicted of committing a crime. We give them the respect they deserve and the resources they are used to. Make them feel like they're not in jail, but at home. And we don't let them mix with the riffraff in any circumstances. Regular jail is for people without any connection to someone important. Only an unpatriotic person would disagree with this arrangement.
So we did what we had to do to put the Americans in their place. We hit them where it really hurts! First we unfriended them on Facebook. Then, we cancelled their licences for importing liquor and afterwards, we got rid of all the barricades outside their embassy. That'll teach them! Now they will think twice before messing with us. Although, if it were up to me, I would have taken more stringent measures. Like putting up a huge statue of Edward Snowden giving the finger right opposite the US Embassy in New Delhi. We could force them to use only the Vodafone 3G network to try to access the Internet. Or give them free tickets to an exclusive screening of the new hobbit movie, block all the exits once all of them are inside the theatre, and then play Dhoom 3 instead.
However, the most important and inspiring lesson of the series of events was lost in all the noise. And it is that as long as you know someone who matters, you can do anything you want. The world is literally your oyster.
And don't you ever forget that.
Now please excuse me as I explain to my indentured servants why rising prices mean that their salaries will have to be cut in half.