Month: November 2019

Turn the world vegetarian

Humans love eating meat. Vegetarians and vegans (this blogger is a vegetarian) don\’t stand a chance. In quite a few countries in the world, you simply have to starve if you are a vegetarian.  In many others, your only ordering choice in a restaurant is likely to be an apology […]

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Five Questions To Ask Your Election Candidate!

With elections not so far away, here are five questions you can encourage people to ask of their prospective representatives. We used these in the last general elections, and had encouraging results. They were re-printed by others and spread over a fairly wide area in Varanasi and Lucknow regions. Many […]

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The economics of Classical Music in India

 (carnaticdurbar.com) This blogger is  a recently turned fan of Indian classical music. Being the weirdo he is, it is only to be expected that he would turn his attention to the economic side of this . Yes, I know it’s weird with a capital W that instead of humming a […]

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Send them back

This blogger knows a thing or two about procuring visas , having had to endure this torture hundreds of times for nearly 30 years now. Indians, as is generally well known, are not welcome anywhere. The visa regimes of every country is designed to make it as difficult as possible […]

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The Indian parliament is a waste of time

In democracies, the will of the people is supposed to be supreme. The forum for expression of the will of the people is the parliament. All laws and policies are enacted by the parliament and you need a majority of the elected representatives to pass any bill. Issues are debated […]

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How do you solve a problem like CEO pay

It’s very simple really to most people and that’s why its such a complex problem. The problem of executive pay (lets just take CEO pay as a proxy to make it easier to analyse). For the left, CEOs are greedy bastards who make too much money, when lower level staff […]

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A "different" politician

I received an email from a classmate of mine, who is now the CFO of a large Indian company. It was such a lovely story that I asked for his permission to publish it in my blog. It is contextually, very Indian and the specifics may be unfamiliar to an […]

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The Blogger drafts a new law to be passed

There are various ways to vent out road rage.  I am trying a novel experiment here to douse the fire that is consuming me. By attempting to write a law !! Read on and see if you agree. Office of the Frustrated Motorists of BangaloreMiddle of Nagwara JunctionBangalore – 56004525th […]

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Where have all the promotions gone ?

Many men of this blogger’s vintage are seriously challenged when it comes to matters of fashion. This blogger is a card carrying member of the tribe who behaves like this when it comes to clothes – A few shirts and a few trousers, all looking very similar, hang in the closet – […]

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Amazon vs Walmart in India

The war for the future of the retail trade in the world is going to be fought in India. It has happened by default, but happen it nevertheless has. The irony hasn’t struck the policymakers in India as yet – they of the medieval dinosaur disposition of still not allowing […]

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Wallowing in Nostalgia

This blogger has reached a stage in life where he often turns nostalgic. Ahhh – the good old days … Sigh … Today it was nostalgia in ads. All from about 40 years ago. Colour television had not yet come to India (it came with the Asian Games of 1982). […]

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RESEARCHES IN AGRICULTURE AND SOIL

This book presents the recent researched being undertaken in the field of agriculture and social studies. The book will help scholars in understanding the agriculture and soil better for the academic and professional purposes.  In a broader sense, research in soil fertility focuses on a reduction of the environmental impact […]

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The pox on Ramamritham (for the nth time)

Regular readers of this blog know that this blogger rather likes railing against Ramamritham. Ever so often, there has to be a post yelling at this cursed individual. This time it is on the Department of telecom (DoT) which is a pesky nuisance that purports to regulate every aspect of  […]

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Right problem ; Wrong solution

The extreme left , as this blogger is wont to repeat ad nauseam, is as bad as the extreme right. The champions of the hard left – Bernie Sanders in the US and  Jeremy Corbyn in the UK have one policy in common that is a good example of this. […]

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Beggars in Nigeria will start paying tax !

So says the Finance Minister of Nigeria. Beggars will have to pay taxes. Apparently some beggars are earning millions in Nigeria. Perhaps its fair enough that Mrs Adeosun , the Finance Minster said “proceeds from begging are taxable. You are supposed to pay taxes even if your means of income is […]

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Job losses in India too ?

My good friend who goes by the moniker of Vaingluory, at least on my travel blog, messaged me drawing attention to this story .  The opinion piece from a headhunter is titled \’Expect 100,000 to 200,000 Jobs to be Lost Every Year For The Next Three Years\’ . There is a lot of […]

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Letting go

When your child is born, it is probably the greatest moment of your life. It\’s your child. It is the creation of you and your partner. It\’s a new life created out of the blue. And only because of you. You then slog your butt off to raise the child. […]

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This blog turns to politics

On October 18th, or immediately thereafter, a small line of people will walk in  into the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square. That will be the new Standing Committee headed by Xi Jinping. And at that time the world shall know what has happened to the \”elections\” in […]

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Who\’s who in Chinese politics

Xi Jinping, the current Chinese leader is easily the most powerful leader that China has had ever since Deng Xiaoping faded away in the early 90s. But in order to understand his power, we have to go back a bit in time in modern Chinese history. Mao was a tyrant […]

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