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Next PM candidate!

It is clear that Mr. Narendra Modi is the next PM candidate. And if all the dirty politics are kept away and if Mr. Gandhi remains the PM candidate, then in every likelihood the perception is that Mr. Narendra Modi will be the next PM.
But, what if Mr. Gandhi is not nominated as the PM candidate?
Then, who should that person be who can be nominated from the congress party that can stand the personality of Mr. Modi and has a cleaner image.
In the recent past, while congress/ gandhi family has been running the show, the face of the nation i.e. the PM has always been an academician or a shrewd politician, which isn't the trait of the gandhi clan.
Hence, even this time the PM candidate may be a person most likely with exemplary clean image and a well rounded and grounded personality.
Imagine this!
What if the next PM candidate from Congress party is Mr. Nandan Nilekani.
He is amazing, excellent credentials and can appease all the youth. And, because he doesn't have the political clout, h…

Raghu Ram!

I remembered a beautiful carnatic classical rendition "Raghu Vamsa Sudhambudi"
This is a song, praising Lord Ram, who belongs to "Raghu" family hoping that he would bring all the good luck and charm. 
The song sets the tempo for further course of action and is a hope that the Raghu Ram will take care of the reins and lead every one ashore. 
Hope Mr. Raghu Ram can do so.
If you did not already get my intentions. This is a request and praise of Mr. RaghuRam Rajan who is the next RBI director. Not that the earlier chairman Mr. Subbarao did anything bad, it is just a hope that Mr. Raghuram rajan will be able to better handle the government and make it understand it's work better.
This was a simple blog requesting the almighty (RBI chairman, I guess holds the key for a lot of activities) to bring a shape to the country.
He will have to break the lock of Chidambaram and unshackle the country's growth potential. 
Otherwise most of us will end up doing nothing but singing

I wish that I did not know

When all that matters is, what will happen the next day.
When you know the inevitable
When you know the eventuality cannot be stopped
When you know you are going to lose an identity
When you know your voice is unheard
When you know your days are counted
When you know your next morning will be split
When you know your next drop of water will have to be fought for
When you know the decision may never give an option to look back
When you know that you will be forced to pay for the visit which we believed was common ancestral property
When you know that the days of bilingual talk are over and the pride in staying together ceases to exist
All this, when I know that no anguish matters any more!
I wish that I did not know!!

tambulalu ichesaamu ika tannuku chaavandi!!

In our place, after the end of meals, betel leaf and nuts are given which earmarks the complete closure of the meal. After this the person who was hosting his role is officially considered complete. He would not care what happens later.
So, the phrase above means that "we've extended the betel leaf, our role is over, now you may go to dogs!!"
This is the stand of Congress. Hell bent on splitting my state, for a desire of meeting the short term objectives of one elections and later they will decide about the way forward.
How will the states compete, what are the aspirations of people, what will happen to the resources sharing?
What benefit does it actually create to the state .. Nothing seems to be a matter of concern to the Congress party.
Once a party of unification, Congress has siphoned off itself as a party with a track record of splitting the states.
I am not sure, what is fun that congress is deriving out of it. We cannot afford so many states.
Every one knows it.
And here…

Fart Mart to invest $15 bn in India

Leading retail chain Fart Mart has recently signed a deal worth more than $15 bn in India. The news was revealed in a press meet by Congress spokesperson Mr. Raj Babbar. This came after his remarks about Walmart that “If Walmart has gone, more marts are there. They will come.” It was evident that congress already knew about the FartMart’s investments and hence were not concerned when WalMart said that they cannot procure the mandatory 30% from local small industries. The details of the MoU are yet to be revealed. FartMart is a world’s leading retail store with global supply chain in equipment that support farting. With a huge presence across the developed world, FartMart has recently forayed into the Asian space to adhere to the increased demand of farting from the various political groups across the nations. FartMart has agreed to adhere to the 30% norms of local procurement. In its press release FartMart has stated the following: "India has an established supply chain across its vi…

Kotha Avakaya!

Turn back your pages in the dairies and go to your childhood, and you'd remember that one of the most important events at the onset of summer holidays is the preparation of Avakaya, the most solicited, famous & revered pickle of Andhra Pradesh. I was actually surprised that when I typed Avakaya there was no article cherishing the experiences of Avakaya. Then I thought of penning my memories associated with it.
 ఎవడు  కనిపెట్టాడో కానీ  ఆవకాయని, అది లేని జీవితం ఎందుకూ పనికిరాదు !!
At the onset of summer Holidays, when Mango is raw, the pickle preparartion season begins. More details about the preparation of the pickle itself can be found on the wiki page, but I want to write about the sweet nuances surrounding its preparation.
On the day, when the mango pickle is decided to be kept, we used to go out to the fruit market and start looking out for Mangoes which are as sour as possible from as many dealers. Since my mother cannot really taste very sour mangoes, she would take me along…

Man mohana bade Jhoothe!!

I was hearing this famous rendition by Lata ji and the other elite club. (Link to Youtube version) I was suddenly awestruck at the Mukhda of the song "Man mohana" bade Jhuthe.. It made me question, who was the song addressed to? It is about "Man" .. the hindi equivalent of 'Heart". But it stuck me again that .. it no longer is intended at "man"...  I need to add "man mohana" .. which actually means dear heart. And then it stuck me again that, even that is incorrect... it actually meant "man mohan" a bade jhuthe... Haa .. I see now, you get it.. "Manmohan"a bade jhuthe.. The rendition was developed 50 years ago protesting against, our Prime minister Mr. Manmohan singh's silence on coal gate scandal, 2G scandal, Hydro power allocation scandal, CBI file read/modify scandal, Land allocation scandal, Chopper procurement scandal, ... ok ok I will stop!! What a song "man mohana" bade jhuthe .. OK, sorry for the typo "…

Price rise ... A shot in the hand!

In the previous article I mentioned that the Price rise is a shot in the arm and now I also want to justify that it is a shot in the hand. Even while I was contemplating to file a PIL against this price rise, Haryana Govt. whose electricity distribution companies would be affected by this price rise has already challenged the verdict. Just to brief the context again .. the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, the authority to regulate the price of electricity, has allowed for a pass through of the additional cost of coal in the existing price of electricity. This is considered to a big shot in the arm and hence all the power generation companies' stocks also soared. (Click here for my previous article on this!) If we look at it in detail, there is more to it than just a good news. When Adani bid for the project, though the company had an option, they bid for a fixed tariff that is independent of the fuel prices (Incidentally all the others who lost the bid had opted for a flexib…

Price rise .. A shot in the arm!

Couple of days ago, one of my friends was asking me what would be the solution to the ailing power sector crisis in India. If we drew Porter's five forces model for the Power sector presently every force is dragging the sector down. Regulatory issues, Human resource issues, Lack of funds, lack of fuel, In adequate price and more to say the least. It looks like a vicious cycle with each leading to the other. So, what was one thing that could be done to revive the sector? The answer was precisely given by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission by allowing a pass through of increased fuel cost and agreeing to revise the power purchase agreement. No wonder, the stocks of the listed power generating companies soared by more than 5% in a single session, due to the hopes created by this judgement. Infact, this may be the single regulation that will have the maximum impact on the sector. But, how does it impact? When a power generation company is about to set up the plan…