Chetan Bhagat’s half girlfriend came as a respite to the meticulous engineers of IT industry who were bored after stalling in cafeteria and browsing through Cricinfo, buzzfeed, scoopwoop, quickster and satire portals like fakingnews, satiresOfIndia, URT, TOI to name a few.
The senior management of one of the IT companies blamed Chatan Bhagat and sited his novel half girlfriend as a reason for a further 6.76% drop in productivity to its YTD low 13.lOl%, while the traffic on the aforementioned websites reduced by 0.05%.
Few employees who finished reading the book applied for leaves for indefinite periods to ponder upon the status quo of their so called relationships. Few of them got overtly inspired and renamed their blogs/ twitter handles to half-developer, half-tester etc.
To counter this crisis, the Human Resource executives with the help of former minister of communications and IT- Mr. Kapil Sibbal are trying to setup a system to send out auto-generated threatening emails to employees who have posted/ tweeted posts with hashtags #Halfgirlfriend.
On a completely different note, the authors and publishers of the epic series- Mastram were found researching copyright laws to find if they can sue Chetan Bhagat for plagiarism without giving them the credits.