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A Nepotistic Life

The word, Nepotism is being used all the time by every Jai, Jayant and Janardhan as well as Sita, Gita and Mita

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Do you know which word is the flavour of the season in the country just now?

No, which one is it?

Nepotism – it’s used all the time by every Jai, Jayant and Janardhan as well as Sita, Gita and Mita.

What’s so great about it now? It is a common word since times immemorial and derived from the Italian language.

No, but now everyone has woken up to its use and meaning ever since the movie world learnt about it. Long essays are written about the word, which is making people rush to their dictionaries to find the meanings of the new words.

But nepotism in movies is ancient history. Every top actor, actress, director, producer wants their children to follow in their footsteps. Of course, it doesn’t matter whether they can act or not.

Yes that has been going on since motion pictures was discovered but now there is nepotism in other walks of life too.

Very sad indeed!

I know politics is the hot bed for this word. Nearly all politicians want their sons or daughters as politicians or leaders even if they don’t know the ‘P’ of politics.

I agree that is why the world is in such a mess.

Of course nepotism in the corporate world is rampant too. Business heads hand over the mantle to their sons and daughters just like kings and queens do.

I know this is common but you have seen how the companies have come crashing down because the off-springs haven’t a clue about business even though they may be from fancy foreign business schools.

I hear there is nepotism in the music world too. Music directors want their kids to compose and singers want their kids to trill on the mike and cut discs.

Oh dear, where will this end?

I believe even famous authors are pushing their kids to write books, poems and memoirs. 

Really this is the limit.

In the fashion world nepotism is also seen. Designers push their sons’ or daughters’ collections and get them assignments and shows.

But lack of creativity will be visible.

It is, but then mama or papa often design the clothes for their kids and let them take the credit.

Oh dear this is getting from bad to worse.

Even retired models urge their children on the catwalk so that they are famous. 

This is getting crazy!

Even in the retail business, parents want their kids to take over so that the business is safe.

Yes. I have heard that.

But on the other hand do you know when big corporate houses and fashion brands have hired outsiders they have been in trouble because there is no loyalty?

Yes, you are so right. Nepotism helps at times. 

Correct, that is why they say ‘blood is thicker than water’. It’s ‘better to be safe than sorry’ even if your own blood goofs up rather than have strangers attack you with accusations and lawsuits.

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Meher Castelino

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