It is the year 2015.
Ever since the prediction of 'Palanisamy' alias 'Paalpandi' the Indian octopus, came true and India lifted the cricket world cup in 2011, the Indian people's faith in octopuses and their predictions has increased phenomenally. All this began in 2010, when Germany introduced this concept of "Octopusology". Apparently, these creatures have this extra "7th sense" which even humans don't have.
Fishermen get continuous bulk orders from everyone for bringing back live octopuses from the sea. Octopus purchases contribute up to 5% of the GDP now... prices ranges from Rs. 10,000 to even Rs. 70 Lakhs per octopus.
Girls don't think that 'Pugs' or 'Pomeranians' are cute anymore. now they like only octopuses. Boy friends go octopus-hunting' on the eve of their girl friend's birthdays!!!
The movie "Pirates of the Caribbean' is now banned in India, as it is offensive to the nation's favorite pet/animal and it shows the creature as a villain.
And ever since Tata started their new company, TOL (Tata Octopus Ltd), people have access to branded octopuses.When it comes to diversification, no match for the Tatas!!! And they have even started selling the 'budget octopuses' at just Rs.1000/-, so even a common man can afford.
Even actor Vijay lets his pet octopus predict whether his movies will succeed or fail! and every time the octopus predicts a flop, Mr. Vijay kills it and gets a new one. Till date he has killed more that 50 of them! Right now, atleast 15 'Vijay Vs PETA' cases are pending in the high court...
Astrologers came up with new theories. they linked each tentacle of the octopus to a sun sign and started predicting the future of their clients, based on the movements etc. People are more than happy to pay huge amounts for any load of crap that they are told (as long as there is an octopus involved :-))
Till 2012, octopuses were used only, to predict the election results. In 2012, the govt passed a law, stating that, in order to avoid all election/campaigning expenses, the octopus simply chooses the person to be PM, CM etc. Democracy was redefined.
This is Octo-developed India for you in 2015...