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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Budgetary Woes


Even as I complain about my lack of great savings thanks to my extravagant lifestyle ( which i grudgingly admit is an addiction and with conviction state that is not evil but simply an expression of my love for luxury) India has announced its fiscal plans for the next five years. Have been reading a lot of diverse opinions on the same. My political beliefs make me tend towards the Left. But I am wary as many Rightists are, about how much of socialist reforms in India actually percolate down to where it belongs. "You cant stengthen the weak by weakening the strong"- Anon goes a famous quote. But when it comes to money, I think that is the way of distributing power. Given transparant and efficient disribution methods ofcourse !. I am very pro red-tax that makes 2percent of all cess go towards primary education and mid-day meals for children. I do hope it makes it all the way down to them. Illiteracy is a bigger curse than poverty.

Am reading a very interesting book India: A wounded Civilization by V.S. Naipaul. His perception of India, its people and its mindset is not one that any Indian would be very happy reading. But I think its a really good read. Gives you a whole new perspective on why we are the way we are. A lot of the things that my mom and I have often discussed at home. Facts that I have often deliberately chosen to interpret differently, simply out of a sense of patriotism.


2 Comments:

  • I think you should enjoy your extravagant lifestyle now, when you can. All the grown ups that i work with seem to limit their extravagance to their choice of lawn mowers and front decks and whether to buy one or (God forbid) TWO christmas trees :)

    Originally @ Jul 14, 2004 09:45 PST

    By Anonymous Kartik, at 3:19 PM  

  • no matter who has come to power the middle class hasnt grown, the rich have increased and so have the poor.

    Originally @ Jul 14, 2004 11:02 PST

    By Anonymous pp, at 3:20 PM  

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