Well, petrol rates are rising again and people are not going to be happy. There are demands for Central Government to roll back the prices. But, is the reality that simple? So, how is petrol price calculated, first of all? Cost of a barrel of petrol + Operational cost for OMCs + Distributor commission +… Read More High Petrol Rates – Who is More Responsible? State or Centre?
I am listening to a debate over Tirumala Temple row as I type this. The tone of the debate is sickening. On one side is a TTD official and on the other side, is Ramana Deekshitulu(the force-retired chief priest of Tirumala Temple). The sort of aggression is unwarranted unless something is seriously amiss. Everyone ganged… Read More Tirumala Temple Row – Need for Overhauling?
Karnataka elections turned much interesting than we anticipated. BJP, at on point, reached 121 seats majority while counting but, slowly, it slid back to 104 seats. This created some things unprecedented. Congress sensed an opportunity and declared that HD Kumaraswamy will be made the Chief Minister. They went to the Governor but they were not… Read More Karnataka Elections – Lost Deposits and Throne Games
I was looking at the electoral numbers for today’s Karnataka Election Results. One of the biggest chest thumping by any party is, we scored these many votes even if we won lesser seats. Why does this happen? Two reasons – 1. Less seats won, but with massive margins. 2. More votes as a loser. The… Read More Two Interesting Datasets from Karnataka Elections
There was a recent discussion with some friends which made me jog down memory lane, about a discussion I had with a Kashmiri Muslim at the peak of the stone pelting drama. For some surprising reason, I was very aggressive that day and the consequence was, our Kashmiri friend slunk away into his hole again.… Read More Delving into the Mind of a Safe and Secure Kashmiri who is Funding disturbances in Kashmir Valley
Number one Number one Number one State we are Number one Number one Number one State we are. Watch we all, how things go In those lands, less civilised Who else can, cultured we Number one State we are. Lest we watch our own state No wrong can take birth here Sense you not, call… Read More Left we are, Lynch we not – Nanda Kumar
Matsya Nyaya – A big fish swallows a smaller one. A bigger fish swallows the big fish. An even bigger fish swallows this bigger fish. This goes on till the biggest fish is the master of the lands. Well, this is how consolidation of empires happen but such a tiered structure is a bit hard… Read More A Classic Case of Matsya Nyaya – Calicut Wars