Heard the latest joke doing the corporate rounds these days? If your boss asks you out for lunch, clear out your cabin and all that sentimental memorabilia. You may not be returning to get your stuff.
The joke, however, is not about being funny. It's about false bravado. The kind people use to mask feelings of despair, anger and insecurity whenever there is bad news. And it's bad news right now in the high-paying glamorous world of foreign institutional investors (FIIs). Call it "mayhem in Mumbai". Or coin a new saying: "The higher they get paid, the harder they fall."