E-commerce in India -2016 update

I had earlier written how e-com is pushing commerce out of business. Over the past few years of e-com in India has seen how valuations if companies go to astronomical levels with public being driven towards the thought process that e-com is best model for consumers and country. Gaints like Amazon entered the country, competition ...

e-Com: Boon for consumers or Malpractice?

E-commerce sites in India have made a big dent in few product categories like books & electronics by offering lower prices to consumers. The logic behind being able to offer lower prices is that they do not have the high cost that brick-and-mortar businesses have. Given that they have build big customer bases especially of ...

Is J&K so Special?

I don’t understand – why is J&K treated as a special, previlaged state? The reason for asking this is how the media, NGOs and people are behaving to the floods in J&K and ignoring floods in Assam & Meghalaya. Every one seems to be talking about the floods in J&K and collecting relief funds & ...

Failing in Fundamental Duty as a Citizen

Today is the first time I am missing to vote in an election even when I am at home. With Assembly Elections in Karnataka today, I am sitting at home and watching people come to the nearby booth to cast their votes, unable to vote as my name has not been added to the electoral ...

Shame on Indian Politicians & Bollywood Actors

In spite of the fact that Sanjay Dutt got off with an easier sentence for the crime he committed, Indian Politicians & Bollywood Actors are shamelessly asking for him to be pardoned giving variety of reasons like he has suffered a lot, he did foolish thing in his youth, even saying the amount of money ...

What’s in Railway Budget 2013 for Tamil Nadu?

Following initiatives announced in the Railway Budget 2013 for Tamil Nadu, let’s see how many actually come to effect…. (we are still waiting for the Chennai Bengaluru Double Decker Train to start (it was announced in 2012 Budget) ): New Lines 1) Sriperambudur-Guduvanchery with spur to Irunkattukotti-Avadi 2) Thanjavur-Pattukkottai 3) Karaikal-Peralam (line existed long ago) ...

Government Bending Backwards to help Foreign Retain Chains Open stores in India

With the passing of FDI bill (rather defeat of motion against FDI bill) in the Parliament, it is now the turn of State Governments to display their loyalty to Foreign Retailers. Delhi Government is already mulling amending the APMC Act to facilitate the foreign retailers to directly buy from farmers. (read here). This is being ...

Wal-mart & Co., Permission Granted to loot India …. Legally….

The motion to stop FDI in Retail has just been defeated in the lower house (Lok Shabha) of Indian Parliament. This was among expected lines, just like the Nuclear Treaty where Government managed to ‘win’ votes to implement what it wanted, irrespective of what the people of the nation wanted or whether the nation and ...

The Great 2G Auction Cheat Show

The Politicians & the Businessmen have again managed to fool the public. The 2G spectrum auction and the subsequent talks about how CAG was wrong to say Govt. had a loss in the earlier allotment of 2G spectrum is just proving that Politicians & Businessmen are doing what they do the best – fool & ...

Railway Lines – Unnecessary Routes

Railway Lines - Unnecessary Routes
Our Politicians are among the best when it comes to try to prove that they are working for the people. Railways has been among the frequently used tools to “appease” voters – promising new trains, and new railway lines. One such is the proposed railway lines from Tindivanam – one towards Tiruvannamalai and another towards ...