Baba Ramdev has much to be proud of. Then why is he angry? Patanjali Ayurved, of which he is a partner and brand ambassador, is the fastest growing company in recent times. It is slated to touch a turnover of Rs.5,000 crores. This kind of success against well established global giants has thrilled me and … Continue reading Asatyagraha of a Yogi
Arvind Kejriwal plays the classic government con. Break your leg, then sell you a crutch. He first creates the problem — choking supply with the odd-even number rule that keeps half the cars in Delhi off the roads. Then he postures as a saviour — banning surge pricing of Uber and Ola (which actually helps … Continue reading Surge Fare Fairness
Victimhood is the new Sunrise industry. In truth, it’s been around for as long as politics has been; but of late it has been demonstrating that there are no limits to the branches it can encompass. Including lengthened limbs. The newspapers are agog with shock and indignation that a hospital has performed a height-increasing surgery … Continue reading Who’s Pulling Whose Leg?
I’m scared of the dark. Obviously many are emphatically not. Today at 8.30 pm, with the flick of a switch, they are doing the suffering globe a world of good. Are they? There are 1.3 billion people who cannot turn off the lights. Because they don’t have electricity. I would shudder to tell them that candles … Continue reading Dearth Hour
If work is worship, a bandh is praying to the Devil. One can never understand how stopping work contributes to general welfare. This method of protest is a remnant of last century’s trade union militancy. It is coercive by nature, tramples on individual freedom, and forces a person to act against his own interests. No political … Continue reading Call For a Bandh to Bandhs
Rarely does one get a chance to make a fresh beginning. Even rarer it is for a whole family, say six people, to get this chance. But for nearly ten crore people to get such a chance at the same time is like epic fiction. And to think that we Telugu people got this opportunity … Continue reading Two States; One glorious Destiny
The Maharaja is on dole. He has a loss of Rs.27,000 crore and a debt of Rs.40,000 crore that cannot be repaid. To this royal pauper the government wants to loan another Rs.30,000 crore. That is nearly 1,00,000 crore Rupees of commoners’ hard earned money down a hole in the sky! What lofty purpose is … Continue reading Air Indians & The Rest Of The Indians
We are free; only to be dumb. All other freedoms are being slowly whittled away by governments who want to save the people or people who want to save the globe. The tragedy is that we are willingly donning clanking chains without the whisper of a struggle. One pressure group barters away a bit of … Continue reading The FreeDumb Struggle – Government Monkey