So, folks, if we were to play a game of 'Who sunk my battleship' but with Air India, the answer might surprise you. Spoiler alert: it wasn't aliens! The culprits are none other than the government and its policies, dating back to the 1950s, and the mismanagement by the company's bureaucracy. A combination of financial losses, corruption, and competition from low-cost airlines were the final nails in the coffin. Air India, once the Maharaja of the skies, now more like the pauper! But hey, let's keep our heads up, and our seatbelts fastened, because who knows what turbulence the future will bring.