Monday, November 04, 2013

Onion and sugar economics

Since last few years I have noticed a rapid upward movement in the price of either onion or sugar. Though there is no sudden fall in production or quick increase in demand, still a shortage is created and the prices increased.

As almost every person uses these  2 things, one can and should image what does a 10Rs per KG artifical increase translates in monetary terms. Supply of these 2 items are controlled by a major politician of congress party, and yet congress seems to be unaware about the issue, and does not know what to do about it.. Even the import of these 2 items is tightly controlled so that it can be insured that people can be fleeced easily.

I just don't want congress winning this time, there is rapid increase in prices, but salary is stuck,,and so is me...

Friday, July 19, 2013

I love tata nano for city

I love tata nano for its practicality in design for the city driving. I have been recommending it to many people and here are the pros and cons -

PROS

  1. I have driven it till 100 Km/hr comfortably.
  2. The turning radius is amazing. Almost like a motor bike. So makes it very easy to manoeuvre in city jams and sharp turns.
  3. Decent pickup for 2 people and a small car.
  4. Enough room in front passenger seat to sit comfortably cross legged.
  5. Good A/C when there are two or 1 people are sitting.
  6. Cheap maintenance - All parts are cheap.
  7. Excellent ground clearance - Goes excellently over bad roads and big speed breakers, without scraping bottom.

CONS
  1. Noise - The cabin is noisy with the rear mounted engine.
  2. Brakes - Having all drum brakes, make the braking a little sluggish.
  3. A/C -in 40+ temperature and with 2+ people it becomes completely ineffective.
  4. No left rear view mirror - Added in recent model.
  5. Bad average - I get an average of barely 14, even on my best driving. But this has probably improved with the latest models


The flower thieves

I have seen many people plucking flowers from the other peoples garden or from public gardens. On confronting these people, the general answer is that they are plucking the flowers for God/Puja.

  1. Does god want us to pluck flowers?
  2. Does god teach us to steal flowers from public or other peoples gardens?
How religion has made people twisted and dumb, this is a classic example of that. How people are lazy and looking for short cuts even in prayers, is totally appalling.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Does god need gold?

There are numerous examples to people donating huge amounts to temples and they do the following -

  1. Display the temple wealth - gold dome, other things
  2. Eat it up - The pandas/priests running the place eat up all the money and the worship place continues a mess.
  3. Display+charity - Little charity, some construction and that's about it.
Why do people donate-
  1. Can one actually bribe god?
  2. Do we consider ourselves that great to give god donation?
  3. Create a better worshiping area. Spread the gods message and word.
  4. Have the temple authorities use the money for common good.
What should we do if we want to do charity - 
  1. Feed the poor/needy.
  2. Cloth the poor/needy.
  3. Educate the poor/needy.
  4. Give medicines to poor/needy.
What happens if we do the right charity -
  1. Avoid corruption in religious places.
  2. The overall frustration and pains in the society goes down.
My thoughts and open to debate and expand..

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ownership for a disaster

In today's world it is hard to find somebody taking ownership when things go wrong, however there is no shortage of people to take ownership when something goes very well. People do not even shy away from claiming success for someone else's hardwork. Such shamelessness is considered as being smart now a days. With public memory being short combined with the people who do not want to trouble their brains, such people can now a days can easily get away.

Its easy to find people blaming everyone except themselves for something that went wrong. Till the time we have a clear ownership, we cannot improve and progress. People have the unique ability to justify anything (atleast to themselves)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Sides of a table

I have seen very few people who can logically think for both sides of the table.. Most people when they have power are more inclined to display/show/use the superiority than thinking about the person at the other end of the table.

However, history and time have shown that tables do turn, nothing is constant. Those who did not think about others when in power, do not have anybody besides them when they loose it. Such people can be found more often cursing how the entire world has become selfish and is acting against them.

An example of tables turning which i find funny is that the Britishers introduced Tea to India, and then an indian company -TATA ends up buying Tetley. This is in addition to Jaguar and Corus..

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Kite eating pigeon chic

wait till the end to see how the kite eats the pigeons paw, and then it appears stuck in its throat..

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Think negative a lot- that shall happen

Our thoughts and sub conscious mind have much more power and effect that we credit it with. If you have a positive mindset, it is only a matter of time when it happens. It's important to be at it and put in the efforts. Similarly if you think negative, it is only a matter of time when it happens. Your sub conscious mind and fears will lead you to it.

Time never stops and one can decide if you want to spend it thinking negative or positive. Doing good or bad. Remembering good people or bad people. Worrying or doing something about it.

Something negative in the short run many times prove to be beneficial in the longer run, but we need to have patience and think positive. Hold on to our beliefs and values.

It's simpler said than done, and it's even hard to practice. The negative magnet has much more power than the positive. Hitler was able to unite the people of Germany on the hatred against the rich Jews and winners of WW1. Had people rejected that and focussed on building a great Germany without the negativity, we might not have had the WW2.

One needs to remember that everybody comes and leaves the world with empty hands. Many great have come and went, the world moves on, and so it will also move after you...and without you..