Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Mew Mew Singh Aur Khomota Bandh O'Padhyay ka amar prem

What is more dangerous than a spurned lover ? A spurned lover who has never been married. Some say that a never married lover is likely to breathe more ash and fire than an oft married one.And as in any matrimonial conflict, the partners can get really mean in case of any permanent breakup (before that stage its fight and flight followed by some delight).

On the one hand we see the oft silent but never salient Mew Mew Singh addressing the nation much like celebrity gives a press statement during their divorce and on the other Ms. Khomoto getting all and sundry intellectuals to show how good a partner she has been but cannot stop when the redline of coalition (pronounced Kooaaalishoon) is crossed. Now I don't blame Ms. O'padhyay.

If your spouse is told by all the neighboring aunties and uncles that he is not performing (Link here) then you have right to be suspicious of him but since he is silent on the issue you may want to give him the benefit of doubt. However if he takes it to his heart and goes out to please all those aunties and uncles then you have a right to be mad esp. since you have focused only on your Kitchen all this time leaving the man of the house to manage the home. To top it all he goes and tells all the children of the house why it's important for him to sleep around.

Now where this acrimony would lead to is anybody's guess but Mew Mew Singh is now being very dare (he means daler) and telling his expat boss that its all right to sleep around since her one time country general manager has set new records and best practices for others to share. Link Here

And so now that the "animal spirits" have been unleashed let the didi's and nikkardhari's organize as many dharnas as possible

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Crony Capitalism and it's paid office bearers

So we have a Bharat bandh supported by almost all opposition parties. Without getting into the merits or demerits of the bandh itself, a govt. which is presiding over one of the most corrupt period of India's political history has no right to tell ordinary citizens, already reeling under the effects of double digit inflation, to tighten its belt even further.
If fiscal deficit is to be controlled one way is also to improve revenues, which is precisely what the 2G, Coal allocation etc. were supposed to do through correct price determination through competitive auctions. Whereas they were allotted to all near and dear ones of the ruling party and its cronies (some say even in the main stream media) and therefore the revenue accrued is obviously depressed.

Now if the govt.'s argument is that the loss is notional and therefore not actual loss, then let us citizens tell the honourable economics Phd. PM that even the subsidies or losses to oil marketing companies are notional. Notional because they are compared to the international crude price and not actual input costs. You can't have two sets of rules. Stick to one set of accounting - either aggressive or conservative. That is Accounting 101 Mr. PhD.

Finally let us look at the paid office bearers of the crony capitalists. The CII says Opposition's bandh costs people over $2 billion loss
Now see what they were saying during the scams - 
They have the gall to ask the govt. to keep these allocations achieved through fraudulent means intact. So essentially if a thief takes over your property he shouldn't be allowed to vacate cause he had bribed a local official to change the rules.

2. After the 2G scam, the CII issued a statement that high spectrum prices will hurt national interest and inclusive growth. Link here. The byline is that it will hurt the crony capitalist's interest.

And that is possibly the biggest challenge with doing business in India. The whole system is controlled by a select few who deliberately want a non-transparent system so that their monopolies remain intact.