Monday, May 17, 2010

A day in life


I am in Delhi. Yes the city that is part of the popular fiction, imagined as Dilli Dilwalon ki. I am in mood to propound anything.

So I will stick to simpler things. No sooner than my Maasi discerned me(Aunt - mom's sister), she said, "Sukh gaya hain." She meant to say that I have lost so much of weight that she will be presenting me a paperweight to keep me on the ground.

Anyways this a Punjabi family, so weight is a touchy issue for them. I understand.

I am making some progress in idleness. Last evening was expended in satisfying carnal measures. But only after using the whole day, putting languor to sleep. So, while the sun was scorching Delhi and benefiting the cause of shikhanji, I was snoring.

Are we human or are we dancer, this song by Killers has grown on me. Under the weight of a grey and gloomy day, a man dances on the edge of a cliff. Yes, he is drunk, his stupor staves off his hell.


Friday, May 14, 2010

The Indian farmer is not in vogue.


Things are being made clear by the corporates. The Indian Telecom operators are guarding Chinese hardware manufacturers - the Huaweis and the ZTPs. Indian Government, which is obsessed with security, believes that these Chinese companies are spying on Indians. While, the Indian corporates would not let go off cheap imports. Interesting, I am on my hunches, but my hunch is that the corporate would push over or rather buy over the State.

Kishore Biyani bawls out that Indians should spend more and more, if India wants to become first world. Right Kishore, we should swarm your coffer, so that you become a gold mine. Your monstrosity will make the swooning farmer in Vidarbha very proud. Because that farmer calls himself Indian, and you are perhaps his role model. But funnily enough, his own backyard in Vidarbha, which is searing at 46*C is shunned by this India.

Hari Bhatia, the brand new president of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) feels the same. He insists that the manufacturing industry (his industry) should grow at 11-12% while agriculture needs to grow at 4%. In other stories, the Government has intrigued to fill its own coffers. Yes, nutrient bases subsididy (NBS) is the name of this great plan.

In brief this plan will reduce Government's subsidy burden. It means that the farmers will have to pay more for the chemical fertilizers, which would increase the food prices, I guess. I guess because the Indian Government hardly cares for the farmers, in most cases it forcefully acquires crops from the farmers at its own fixed rates. Anyways, farmers will suffer, there will be more deaths in Vidarbha, however, these will be suicides. 

But the media has to gloss over the failings of Government, so it reports how this scheme will benefit agriculture by forcing the farmers to look for natural fertilizers and thereby improving soil. Yeah, right. Anyways, i will end on a  patriotic note, Vande Matram.