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 & ...

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 & ...

Church does not like Secularism

All along we Indians have been told that we need to be Secular… we should respect and allow other religions (to propagate)… This is probably one of the funniest things to tell us Indians – we have long allowed people to freely follow other religions, probably in our history there would never have been any ...

What’s happening in Chennai?

Over the past few days, Muslims have taken Chennai Hostage over an issue which is not even remotely related to what’s happening in Chennai & in India. Some one in USA has made a film that seems to hurt the sentiments of Muslims and they go on rampage in Chennai destroying properties and hurting people ...

Diesel Price Hike & LPG Cylinder Restriction.. Justified?

After a long long time the price of Diesel has been hiked by ₹5. As usual this has resulted in threats of price-hike and call for strike and dissolution of the Central Government. Now, is hike in Diesel prices really so bad? In a way yes, because more than the real impact, this hike is ...