A common man’s view of the Government-RBI tussle

I think this episode is a good development in the evolving India. Previously the Finance Ministry, including when it was under an economist as PM, had had no reason to have a public spat with RBI. After Shri P Chidambaram and now Shri Arun Jaitley became FMs, each being one of the top post legal … Continue reading A common man’s view of the Government-RBI tussle

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Pure Economics – a simple but effective explanation

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.* The professor then said, "OK, we … Continue reading Pure Economics – a simple but effective explanation

A 2-year old memory in the eve of biggest demonetization (& It is not just about currency) and a Brigadier on the nation’s psyche

Message Received and commented. [11/15, 22:14] CHANDRASEKAR A: Found this worth sharing During world war II, Winston Churchill appealed to public of Britain only once to not to buy eggs as these would only be sent to warriors fighting war and since there was already shortage of eggs. Immediately there were long queues of people … Continue reading A 2-year old memory in the eve of biggest demonetization (& It is not just about currency) and a Brigadier on the nation’s psyche

Five ‘W’s and a ‘H’ – A Reporter’s Dilemma

The most inconvenient question of them all by Deepu Sebastian Edmond The Hindu - Opinion / 2018-11-13 09:35 Often, storytelling is a mechanical process for reporters. If you are particularly lucky, stories appear in your head already told: five Ws and the H all set to meet the printer’s ink. Then, rarely, a story comes … Continue reading Five ‘W’s and a ‘H’ – A Reporter’s Dilemma

When Sir.M.Visvesvaraiah blackmailed Writer D.V.Gundappa

When Sir MV blackmailed DVG Sir M Visvesvaraiah was the Dewan of the Mysore State from 1912 to 1918. Sir MV, as he was popularly known, had a fairly large circle of friends and among them was eminent Kannada writer and thinker D V Gundappa (DVG). DVG was not merely a writer but was also … Continue reading When Sir.M.Visvesvaraiah blackmailed Writer D.V.Gundappa

MARIA WIRTH :  Where is ‘extremism’ in India and where in Pakistan?

Where is ‘extremism’ in India and where in Pakistan? How confused, uninformed and maybe mischievous the discourse on religion and extremism has become, was obvious again at the recent General Assembly of the United Nations. A Pakistani diplomat, in his reply to the speech by Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, lambasted the “unabashed Hindu extremist … Continue reading MARIA WIRTH :  Where is ‘extremism’ in India and where in Pakistan?

Muslim men help Hindu man perform sister’s last rites

Muslim men help Hindu man perform sister’s last rites MANGALURU: In a rare gesture, a group of Muslim youths helped a Hindu family perform the last rites of a 52-year-old woman who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Saturday. Bhavani died at Janavasati Colony in Puttur taluk’s Vidyapura. She was not married. Her brother … Continue reading Muslim men help Hindu man perform sister’s last rites