Festival of Bribery

The festival of lights is over. Hindus, and particularly Indians, all over the world are just about finishing celebrations and getting back to bed. However, I had to take note of an article that appeared on Facebook this morning. It spoke about how the festival is used as an occasion to bribe government officials and…

Raw politics

Onion prices have skyrocketed in India, just before several states go to the polls in the next few weeks. This has happened just as Indians also prepare themselves for perhaps the most hotly contested elections to Parliament in the next few months. And while people suffer and literally cry themselves hoarse, politicians are doing what…

God (Damn) Men

So now, finally, we have the son on the run! Of course, I am talking about Nairan Sai, the infamous son of an infamous Asaram. While it was only a matter of time that he, too, fell into the police trap, what I am astounded with is that for so many years, the father-son duo…

Theatre of the Absurd

So today, former Bihar chief minister Laloo Prasad Yadav (who was once invited for a guest lecture at Harward, while he was the union railway minister) has gone to jail. Something we did not expect, 17 years after he was known to be involved in a $310 million fodder scam. Great news! Mr Sreenavasan has…

Poll-arised!

The debate rages on in Indian politics. Modi or not, that is the question. And this question has no clear answer. Unfortunately, the “frontrunner” in elections to Parliament around eight months away, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has no clear “winner” in its ranks. The choice, unfortunately, has fallen on Modi, who is seen as…

Pitching for Bahrain cricket

I thought of writing about the state of cricket in Bahrain after seeing how the sport has been on the decline in the last few years. Though I am a keen follower of the game since early childhood, my interest in the game on this lovely Island kindled after my son took to the game.…

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Money is what money does

Originally posted on sindhuspace:
I do not know the economics of money. But I still remember the definition of money I had learned 30 years ago: “Money is what money does.” So if the money we earn has a habit of getting devalued day after day, our quality of life also gets devalued with it.…