Union Budget 2011 : A precursor

Union Budget of 2011-12 faces many challenges. There three main problems that this budget will have to tackle and mold its strategy to are

  1. Checking inflation and enhancing agricultural productivity
  2. Lifting supply-side constraints to economic growth
  3. Executing the long overdue fiscal correction.

Moreover the current political situation will not help the government in taking concrete steps for uplifting the economy. Like Mamata Banerjee, the politics of appeasement is expected to show at the union budget.

In the politics of appeasement, there is going to greater allocation to Rural India. The FMCG sector appears favourably positioned to gain from the coming Union Budget.

Fiscal deficit – poor quality of fiscal consolidation in FY12 will follow owing to the political scenario.

The congress led coalition has seen a dip in its popularity and it will try to boost its reputation by appeasing the masses. It is all set to take the populist card, just like Mamata Banerjee in the Railway Budget 2011.

Read More on Railway Budget.

Rail Budget 2011 : Economic Focus with Human Face

Railway Budget 2011- Causes for Indian Rail financial crisis

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Sri Ram Sena and Mangalore pub attack

Ram, lord Vishnu’s avatar was a protector not the destroyer, for he protected the interests of those sadhus who were troubled by Rakshasas. Looking at the recent Mangalore incident, it wouldn’t be hard for any sane individual to distinguish between Rakhshas and lord Ram. Read Full story>>

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Manmohan Singh attacks L K Advani in parliament

The speech of the mum hero, the most unlikely politician said a thousand words even without a formal delivery and hit another million on the leader of opposition, shri L K Advani. I am not a supporter of any kind of politics and horse trading, but this undelivered speech by Dr Manmohan Singh virtually slapped Mr L K Advani. Here is what he said in his speech

“The leader of opposition, Shri L.K. Advani has chosen to use all manner of abusive adjectives to describe my performance. He has described me as the weakest prime minister , a nikamma(useless) PM, and of having devalued the office of PM. To fulfill his ambitions he has made atleast three attempts to topple our government. But on each occasion his astrologers have misled him. This pattern, i am sure will be repeated today. At his ripe old age, I do not expect Shri Advani to change his thinking. But for his sake and India’s sake, I urge him at least to change his astrologers so that he gets more accurate.

As for Shri Advani’s various charges, I do not wish to waste the time of the house in rebutting them. All I can say is that before leveling the charges of incompetence on others, Shri Advani should do some introspection…”

spoke a frustrated PM

To the Left parties

” The left wanted me to behave as their bonded slave.

The left should tell us if they want Advani as prime minister “



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See how the taxpayers money is wasted #1

We are a country with a GDP growth of around 9%. We form a part of a community called “Incredible India” Wow. But still somethings don’t change.

Things have changed from the gandhian era to the contemporary world.Indian economy, cricket, crime rate and fundamentalism have changed. What hasn’t is our art of copying and cheating.

We are lacking originality in our ideas, which can be seen from the HCBS project, which was a copy of a similar project run in a few other countries.The side efefcts of HCBS project might seem small,in front of other disasters and tragedies that have resulted due to the vested interests of our politicians.

A similar example is shown in the video below.

A person is breaking costly tiles to make an abstract decoration, which can be made from broken tiles as a part of recycling process. But what to do? Buying of new tiles will benefit the local contractor and the govt official involved. I saw a garden in Chandigarh, which was entirely made of such recycled tiles.

It seems to me that it is high time we wake up to such wastage of money, even if it is small.

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Puneet Rajhans on Blue Line Menace

Puneet Rajhans commented on the article, ” Blueline Menace in Delhi

This is what he had to say

The sooner you phase out these blueline buses, the better it would be for Delhi commuters. One has lost count of the number of occasions when blueline staff break all norms. Not only the driver overspeeds, he changes lane at will and is abrasive and abusive. The conductor is rude to the extent possible. These devils need to be tamed, tamed and tamed. They have unleashed a jungle raj on city roads. What on earth prevents the commuters inside the bus to raise a voice. Perhaps their eagerness to reach the destination is too overwhelming to bother about any other thing. Or they are too scared to respond to situations. No amount of strict action can make them fall in line. No amount of cajoling/coercing can make them see logic. They need to be tamed with all possible measures one can think of in the course of traffic governance. At least six to nine months should be set aside when half of the fleet would be off the roads. Well, commuters even if they face hardships would in the normal course get used to it. As for the remaining fleet on the road, this action would be enough to make them curb their notoriety till the period they are not completely phased out. But they have to be phased out at any cost.
These devils have snatched so many lives that authorities aren’t bothered to think about when one gets knocked down. Perhaps it is the offshoot of liberalization that human angle has taken a backseat. Perhaps we are tied to our daily dose of happenings that nothing can shake us even if the menace continues unabated.
When so many public campaigns have been launched on so many issues, some even trivial by nature, why can’t a campaign be launched on such an issue where human life is at stake. For all those who don’t take public transport, spare a thought or two for all those who take this form of transport and face a constant threat of their life being cut short.

Sequence of events: Scarlett murder in Goa

ScarlettMarch 5
Tourists have been warned to take more responsibility for their own safety after two Britons were found dead in the Indian holiday resort of Goa in just two weeks.

Manchester man Michael Harvey, 34, was found dead on Sunday in a backpacker shack at a remote palm-fringed beach notorious for drugs-fuelled rave parties – just two weeks after Devon schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling’s body was found on a Goa beach.

An autopsy report revealed that Harvey had died from a pulmonary and cerebral oedema, but detectives are now investigating whether drugs or violence could have played a part in his death.

His body was found the morning after he checked in to Ben’s Inn on Aswem beach. He was the tenth Briton to die in Goa this year.

A post-mortem investigation found sand in Scarlett’s mouth but little water in her lungs.

“The fact is that my daughter did not drown in the sea but died of asphyxia when her face was pushed into the sand by her assailants,” said Mrs MacKeown.
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