Lalita Aloor Amuthan, who blogs on entrepreneurship at Business World sent us this guest post:
I was at the New York aquarium last week, which was somewhat unusual, given that the only fish I like are the ones that come with chips. Even more unusual: I stood in line for thirty minutes to transform myself for six minutes, into a deep-sea diver and experience the depths of the ocean, all via a 3-D show.
That’s why this Times Online article struck a chord, about people in India queuing up to experience a flight that doesn’t really take them anywhere. Only, this is not a 3-D effect, it’s a proper plane. Sans one wing and half the tail, but a plane nevertheless. There are stewardesses (if you can call them that) who move up and down the aisles offering drinks. And even a fake pilot with announcements about the turbulence in the sky! I asked myself if any of the “passengers” experienced air sickness? That might be pushing it though — after all, how much can one expect for just Rs 160 (USD 4)?
“I see planes passing all day long over my roof,” Selim, a 40-year-old tyre mechanic was quoted as saying. “I had to try out the experience.” [link]
This raises a question: how is Second Life doing in India?