My exchanges with Indian suppliers is landing me in deep water! Some time ago I had some email exchanges with Mr P. Shivalkar, who runs Johannes Press. I noticed the testimonials looked a bit strange. They were rather generic in nature, not referring to publishing at all, and the names and affiliations did not appear on Google searches. I asked for more details on these names, but Mr Shivalkar claimed they were confidential! Soon after he mysteriously removed the testimonial tab entirely from the site. A few days later I received a legal notice from someone claiming to be his advocate.
After reading the notice, I am changing my ways and I hereby undertake to abide by the following:
- To try and be proud of my own company rather than to criticize other Indian companies.
- To try not to create menace among Indian professionals.
- To endeavour to refrain from causing disharmony or feelings of enmity or hatred or ill-will between Indians and other countries, which might affect national integration.
- To endeavour to be humbled by knowledge, and not to compare a full moon to a papadum, and to divest myself of arrogance and to embrace love alone.