Taking a cue from a popular 2006 Bollywood film, where the hero follows the path of non-violence to protest against injustice, hundreds of travel agents in India sent sweets to airline offices on Monday to protest against a cut in their commission.
Come October, and most airlines in India will stop paying commissions to travel agents, citing rising operational costs.
This will effectively seal the fate of hundreds of agents who will have to close shop for good.
In India, travel agents get a five percent commission on basic fare from airlines and most of them do not charge passengers any extra money.
On Monday, about 1000 agents of the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) dispatched boxes of sweets and flowers to offices of various airlines across the country.