Friday, February 18, 2011
|Puppets don't believe in economics!|
“As caretaker of my friend’s house I disposed off all her furniture; gave it away to the trade at throw away prices. I did this because there are several poor people in our country who could then get affordable furniture.”
Ridiculous? But large numbers of gullible Indians swallow this kind of stuff as it is repeated by the eloquent lawyer Sibal, the epitome of probity, Manmohan & the trusted journalists of The Times of India
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Narendra Modi’s Chief Ministership has resulted in spectacular progress. The recent “Vibrant Gujarat” the recent global investor’s summit, for example, attracted huge amounts of domestic and foreign investment, invited praise from business and industry & showed that Gujarat has emerged as one of the most developed states in the country. Modi has brought down political and bureaucratic corruption in a way that even his critics have applauded. His stint has been characterised by the absence of communal riots, little terrorism, and spectacular social and economic progress. Needless to add, people of all castes and communities in Gujarat have benefitted from this commitment to security, development and clean administration.
Yet the perpetrators of genocide against the Sikhs, casteist & communal looters supported by Testa Seetalvad & her ilk get their sustenance from exaggeration, alarm & blatant lying.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
|manmohan unleashes sibal|
After cowering on the back foot for several months the Congress party decided to let loose Kapil Sibal. Sibal is an articulate, eloquent lawyer who is a master at marshalling half truths to obfuscate issues.
His contention is that the policy of first come first served is right, that auctions may have fetched more revenue for the government of India but would have pushed up prices to the consumer & that the congress always works for the aam aadmi. In fact, according to him the NDA which had first auctioned spectrum had themselves seen the futility of the scheme and got into revenue sharing agreements. He went on to say that Vajpayee & Shourie did the right thing despite objections from Narayanan, the then president of India & several others including the Shiv Sena
Thursday, December 30, 2010
|Food rotting in starving India|
The way the media was screaming about onion prices for several weeks one might be lead believe that a national disaster was imminent. After initially ignoring the looming shortage, the government quickly banned exports, promised to release strategic "onion reserves," eliminated import duties and doubled the number of rail carriages devoted to the vital vegetable.
But, look at the suffering populations on the TV screen or written about in the English language newspapers. They are all part of India’s much touted middle class; people who happily pay Rs. 400/- for a pizza or Rs. 250/- for a seat in a cinema hall. "Ever Had Biriyani Without Onions?" screamed a headline in the Mid Day tabloid. The really poor, living on less than a dollar a day gave up onions years ago. One segment of the really poor actually benefited from the rise in prices as they are the farmers partly made up for the losses they suffered as unseasonal rains destroyed much of the seasons produce. This is the same species that commits suicide on account of extreme poverty and who are caricatured in Peepli Live
But it is the middle class that creates opinions and affects politics and can topple governments, so their agitation had to be highlighted. So important is the humble onion that state governments in Delhi and Rajasthan fell in 1998 over rising onion prices and the "onion factor" helped overthrow the central government in 1980 when the price of the vegetable went beyond Rs. 5/- per Kilogram.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
As the Manmohan Singh government steals the nation blind & tries to cripple the economy, Rahul, the supposed prince in waiting sells out to Islamic terror & to Pakistan. But while we may recover from corruption, the LeT and similar outfits are obviously determined to kill us with the Gandhi’s blessing.
He seems to think Advani & Bhagwat are a greater threat than Coleman & Hafiz Sayeed! Should we tolerate this fifth columnist? Should he not be tried for treason? Do the impotent Congressmen have any sense of shame at all?
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Now we have a ruling party minister of Jammu & Kashmir stating unequivocally that Kashmir must be given Azadi. He is but one of many voices which are saying that Kashmir is not an integral part of India & that the accession has yet to be ratified by the people. Some of us believe that this is treason & even the courts have suggested filing cases against the likes of Ms. Roy & Mr. Geelani. In fact On November 29, 2010 – The New Delhi police registered a sedition case against Arundhati Roy.
But, may be we need to reexamine our position.
As we do this we need to also consider the alternate costs of hanging on to the Kashmir valley & of not hanging on.