(photo credit: http://www.dnaindia.com) A cold Republic Day had FM Jaitley looking dapper under his stylish cap as he snuggled into his overcoat on a rain lashed Rajpath munched nuts and broodingly watched the parade go past. PM MODI’s OFF-SWING Was he fleshing out what he would say in his budget speech to the Indian […]Read More Budget 2015: Swap higher outlays for efficient spending
(Reposted from the Asian Age January 21- http://www.asianage.com/columnists/bjp-dials-100-bedi-rescue-021) (photocredit: sahilonline.org) The DNA of Kiran Bedi and the Bharatiya Janata Party seem twinned at birth. Bolly-wood films thrive on the “masala” (formula) of twins separated at birth but reunited after an epic struggle with a happily tear-jerking end. The BJP and Ms Bedi finding each other after […]Read More BJP dials 100, Bedi to the rescue
(photo credit: freepik.com) There are three reasons why the AAP shall succeed in holding off a BJP government in Delhi. BICKERING IN THE DELHI BJP First, the debilitated state of the Delhi BJP unit for which the malfunctioning mike at PM Modi’s election rally on January 10, 2014 was an apt metaphor. PM Modi or […]Read More Why the BJP will lose- Delhi State elections 2015
(Photo Credit: www,m,inmagine.com) For the French, “culture” is everything. It encompasses the language one speaks –French of course-; the food one eats-mildewed “blue” cheese; the wines one imbibes and the best of fashion. One Just has to compare the tres chic Christine Lagard-Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund with the practical, stodgy Mrs. Angela […]Read More Paris Takeaway: One Culture Is Not a Quick Fix
(photo credit: http://www.gettyimages.com) For the small, timid investor and retirees, Provident Funds and Postal Savings were the investment vehicles of choice till 2000. Interest rate liberalization resulted in a progressive decrease in interest levels on long term deposits from 12% to 8.5% per annum. The reform was sensible. Government could not afford to subsidize the […]Read More Winning Aged Votes via Budget 2015
Hello. My name is Sheru and I am 14 months old. I’ve learnt an awful lot since I was born and feel like an adult. I never knew my father but my “uncles” were pretty supportive and protective. My mother was highly wired and plagued by traumas. But I loved her and would never have […]Read More Sherunama- Chapter One: Getting born.