A little more conversation a little more action

Welcome to my personal web world. Hope you like the first visit. Keep dropping in…Tweet This post is a rebuttal to a rather lengthy article written by Shreya Sen-Handley; so if you don’t have the time to read that brilliantly written piece I’d rather you not read further since you’re not going to be able Read full post…

A drought in Bangalore ??

Was amused to see some frantic efforts from the BWSSB bangalore by way of advertisements in the leading papers asking ‘Bangaloreans’ to use only 1 bucket of water to take a bath. I totally agree with the message but the timing was so comically wrong. They should have done this years back and not when this summer the city has a grim drought situation facing it.

This is Indian democracry

Tweet This is the ‘success’ story of the great Indian democracy. Sometimes a picture says a thousand words.

Running the parliament costs money

Today was yet another normal day for the ‘dhoti-topiwallas’ in Delhi. The parliament was in session and BJP decided to disrupt it to force the ruling party to initiate an enquiry into the Vadra-DLF land deal. Yes, the issue is of grave importance which requires a stringent enquiry but I’m miffed by the fact that BJP disrupts the parliament session to raise these kind of issues. As it is half the time these guys are on holidays and whenever the parliament is in session this is what happens. As a responsible opposition the BJP would do well to remember that running that grand old building and keeping the old men and woman in there costs money.

Budget 2013 – Lets flog the dead horse

Tweet As ‘tax-paying’ India watched with bated breath for Lord Chidambaram to take the wraps off budget 2013, expectations were running high with an election round the corner. However classifying the budget as disappointing is but an understatement. Unimaginative is the word I’d attribute to the Lords budget. An adjective that the media hasn’t come Read full post…

India – The burgeoning cost of citizenship

Tweet Often the media and economists quote inflation as single tell all measure of citizen welfare. However, many at times this number doesn’t fully reflect the angst of the people in India commonly categorized as ‘aam admi’. There needs to be a measure which truly reflects the state of affairs which I often like to Read full post…

Hanging the ghost of Ajmal Kasab

Tweet The nation woke up to the news of a clandestine execution of the lone terrorist captured alive post 26/11. As the day progressed the great Indian media got down to business as usual, speculating, dissecting the event and scrambling up a line-up for the evening debate. While they were at this the ‘netas’ were Read full post…

The infosys hike – story of a corporate tragedy

Tweet Read in the papers today about the unfortunate appraisal cycle of over a lakh employees of infosys. After a years worth of hard and dedicated labor, they were greeted with a rude surprise – no merit increases this year. Justified wages for labor has been one of the fundamental tenets of the free world Read full post…

Bangalore RTO and the ‘smart’ card drama

Tweet Bought a car 5 months back and on-time of delivery all I got was a challan from the RTO that fees have been paid to secure registration of the vehicle. Initially they told me that it would take 2 months to “make” the smart card. Well the wait has been ON for many months Read full post…

The great Indian paper saga

Tweet Excerpt of a conversation I had with a ‘pahadi’ friend of mine on a lazy Sunday afternoon…. “Dear friend unlike up in the mountains of India here down in the plateaus and plains we have a very different way of life….” I said making my friend look perplexed at the ‘mystery’ I was about Read full post…