NREGA- With the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi

With the latest plans to radically overhaul NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) has a lot of politicians excited without any valid reason. The NREGA has been a radical scheme introduced by the UPA Government. The scope of the Act is as follows: An Act to provide for the enhancement of livelihood security of the […]

The CAT’s out of the box… And it stinks….

The IIM Management launched the online CAT test this year amidst great hoopla. Well Prometric (which supposedly conducts GRE and TOEFL) got the contract and everybody was happy. Well, when the CAT 2009 arrived, and the reality struck. Well, a report here is amusing, especially the response from Prometric. It is too good to be […]

An Indian in the Forbes List….

Well, news just in… An Indian in the Forbes list of World’s 10 Most Outrageous CEOs as The Mint newspaper reports here, and The Hindu reports here. Good ol’ Ramalinga Raju. He surely has created a legacy….

Riddle Me Ree 4…

Q: Which is the costliest book released in 2009? A: The 1029-page Liberhan Commission Report. After 17 years of extensive research and Rs 8 crores (that’s Rs 80,000,000) of Indian tax payer money, it works out to be Rs 80,000/- and 6 days spent per page.

Times of India vs The Hindu

The trending topic at the moment seems to be Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh‘s visit to the United States of America. The key reports of The Times of India seem to be this and this. The Hindu however reports this. Even the party scene was described this way… Well, I find it amusing that […]

What’s the hoopla about??…

It’s that time of the year. 26/11 is here.. Victims of the dastardly attack have moved on with life, but the political class and the media are milking it for all its worth. After all, the media doesn’t have to cook up any new stories for a fortnight or so, (not that they normally do […]


For all who think that the stock market is the place for earning an honest living, here’s an article. SEBI has accused RIL of rigging the stock price of RPL. This doesn’t come as a shock, even though it’s from the highest echelon of this corporatocracy-cum-thugocracy called India

Hand of Cod….

The biggest threat to world peace since the world wars. France “cheating” in their second leg to beat Ireland, and qualify for the next World Cup. It was dramatic for the fact that the French captain Thierry Henry handled the ball and then tapped it onto to William Gallas who scored the goal, which knocked […]

A Foreign Affairs CM??

The “honourable” CM of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi‘s take on the LTTE strife in Sri Lanka, as reported by The Hindu. Is he planning to become the chief strategist for the LTTE??…. I find it ridiculous, that politicians in India involve themselves with issues abroad, especially when they have their hands full with issues of […]

A Religion called Cricket??…

It’s being often said here , “Cricket is a religion in India”, and that set me thinking. The just-concluded India-Australia One-Day International series could very well have been the summary of the “faith” of the religious Indian cricket fans. Well, the 1st One-Day International was a practice match for Indians. After all, how could we […]