Talking about liberalism in India, one falls for the insipid and inane debate between some mythologized Western rugged individualism and ostensible Eastern harmonious social co-operation. But we are talking about the autonomy of individuals and groups as opposed to the ever-increasing authority of the state and its functionaries – bureaucrats and politicians. For example, one [...]
WSJ reports: The CII calculated the per-day gross domestic product of India as about 20,000 crore, or roughly $4.3 billion, based on the assumption that there are 300 workdays in a year and a GDP of about $1.3 trillion. Then, based on consultations with state-level industry representatives, CII adjusted the figure based on how widespread [...]
It is an interesting question, isn’t it? if you were to choose one non-profit to close down, which one would that be? My death wish is on Population First! They cleverly go with the times and don’t say clearly that their goal is to control population. But what else could this mean? “Population First is [...]
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You call it madness, funny, crazy. That’s the way Indian police and judiciary works. The famous footballer Baichung Bhutia lost his baggage during his train travel in Coromandel express a few years back. He reported to the police. Now he got the arrest warrant for not appearing in the court to identify the thief who had stolen [...]
Chalo Dilli – What is it? Is it an Ad campaign, is it a quest or is it an appeal. Well, I think more than anything else, it is like a ‘Mission Statement’ or rather it should be taken as one by the Delhi Government and by those living in Delhi. More..
Please read this article by Sonu Jain in the Indian Express if you are interested in knowing about good intentions having remained just that, without any active implementation. The previous budget had, among other projects, come up with three big schemes for rural development. What is the progress you ask? Sonu Jain has given a [...]
On one of my recent train trips Delhi-Chennai-Bangalore-Delhi, I couldn’t help but contemplate the amount of uninhabited land that one comes across. With that kind of land, one wonders why we cry of overpopulation? Is it because we intellectuals sit in overcrowded cities and think that the problem is of overpopulation! Missing the wood for [...]
Whenever there is talk of markets and profit as a driving motivation for individuals, the constant accusation is that individuals in the market are constantly driven to make money and profit. The underlying assumption being that profit can be only scaled in terms of money. I don’t buy that! Profit can be material or psychic. [...]
We are three friends: Pandu, Chandu and Bandhu. One evening we decide to have a drink. We add a little complication to the usual routine of menu selection. (Sorry guys, whoever you are!) Pandu pays for the drink; Chandu chooses the particular drink but finally Bandhu consumes. How will the event roll out? Observe how the cause and consequences of [...]
Considering this, what are the odds that American Idol was rigged?