May 26 2011
Not sure if this is the best day to highlight AIR INDIA, where pilots were found to have cockpit windows covered with newspapers to block the sun. Yes, during the flight, they covered up the window with the newspaper.
Airindia lost $1B last year, now that is a lot of sarees! I think it could buy a saree for each and every woman in India. So it is not clear if the airline can survive or not, and I don’t think anybody would share a tear if they sold it off or privatized it.
At one time, during the sort of glory days, they had special planes Air-India Express, and tail end of it had saree appliqué on it. It looked really really nice. Here it is for your pleasure:
This image is from Rick Schlamp’s photo stream. Check it out.
There is one with Raja Raman painting that I liked a lot too.
By the way, if any of you are looking to buy me a gift for Christmas, a Raja Ravi Varma’s painting would be nice.