Feast for Thought

Not pontificating. Only trying to bat on the side of the environment. And ethics. And simple living. And slowing down. (And trying to learn and practise before preaching or teaching...)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monsoon Predictions

(Predictions of) A good monsoon ought to cheer up a farmer, far more and far earlier than lesser citizens of a nation. After all, the monsoons are a sort of DBT from Nature to the farmer's soul. And the rest of the nation benefits indirectly.
But what do we notice?
Prediction of good rains cheers up stock markets, energises the brokers, adds to the disposable incomes of the elite, keeps up the GDP illusion... all this before the farmer can say ஏலேலோ ஐலசா 'Elelo ailasa'

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Friday, June 03, 2016

The GDP cliche

If i hear just one more time the words: "India is growing at 7.6%, and it is the only bright spot in a year of global economic turmoil", i'll.... i'll... i'll know that the FM is somewhere in the vicinity parroting into a mike.
‪#‎IndiaGDP‬
Here's a secret, Mr AJ - If you focus on the agricultural growth rate, your favourite 7.6% will touch the skies.
Here's another secret, Mr AJ - IMF has called the bluff on neoliberalism! So rethink the kind of reforms you are drafting.


At 7.6%, India is the fastest-growing economy or the best data fudger


‘Discrepancies’ drive GDP growth

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"Badai Banglavu"

A recent episode of this long-running TV series on Asianet featured Manju Warrier, a favourite screen persona.

To a query about acting with Big B, she mentioned a small piece of info - To accommodate his long legs, Bib B sits on 4 stacked plastic chairs during breaks in shooting.
i have been an ardent supporter of chair designs that feature higher seat-levels than the standard 18".

In the same episode, Mukesh rightly used the words 'Gender determination' to convey an appeal against female foeticide.

#Mukesh #ManjuWarrier #BigB #ChairDesign #GenderDetermination #BadaiBanglavu 

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