Monday, February 28, 2011

Union: Control Price of Basic Foodstuffs

Like milk, cheese, cooking oil and sugar. So asked, Jane Ragoo, spokesperson of CTSP in order to shield the poor from the recent cascade of price hikes. She also asked for an additional compensation and the setting up of a stabilizing fund.

What do you think about these suggestions?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

India Explained To Wen Jiabao

For example it's ok to open the letters of half-baked Balram Halwai of Laxmangarh, Bihar because he doesn't have any sense of privacy. But you shouldn't dip in the Ganga.

Find out about the real god of Benaras, how Country-Mouse makes it, spots to visit in Delhi and much more by ordering the Man Booker Prize 2008 by clicking on the image below. Captivating.

The White Tiger: A Novel

Minister Magic Needed Here

That would be the Atacama Desert in Chile. He should go there -- the driest place on earth according to NASA -- and organise prayer sessions so that rain falls.

While he's in the area he shouldn't miss visiting the San Jose copper-gold mine and learn how out-of-this-world management saved thirty-three miners from practising cannibalism.

Ramgoolam Implying He is A Weak PM

See, he said in an interview to Le Mauricien that he was against Infinity BPO receiving any stimulus money. The snag is that this company has been getting government help on more occasions than one. That too after it was granted stimulus paisa. So here is a PM not getting his way, repeatedly.

He went on to add in another interview to The Mauritius Times that he told Stiglitz he had always been against trickle-down economics. Hmm. How strong a PM then would have allowed such a vicious version of these toxic policies to be implemented between 2005 and 2010? Especially when we know that they amount to a brutal betrayal of Labour Party's DNA.

And he plans of reintroducing the death penalty. That's not going to happen either. Unless he wants to end his third term prematurely.

Eski Dev Virahsawmy Ti Pe Dodo?

Dernye 5 banane? Parski ala seki linn dir dan en interviu le 19 fevryer: "il n'y a que deux personnes qui ont tente de toucher a cela (l'etat-providence). Paul Berenger et Pravind Jugnauth. Notamment, quand ils ont enleve la pension universelle aux vieux. Et quand les elections sont arrivees en 2005, je sais que tout les vieux ont eu leur moments de vengeance."

Nu kamwad ki en vakans prolonze dans Tunis la ki ti fer alors, hein???

Monday, February 21, 2011

Journalist Remembers SSR's Last Public Meeting

That was in his riding a few days before the June 1982 general elections. The old man was not in the best of moods as he watched those who preceded him to the mike being booed. So when it was his turn to speak he apparently greeted the hecklers in not exactly the best possible diplomatic fashion.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Eski Leta Gagn Drwa Interdir Leson?

Enn gran deba pe deroule la: Minis Bunwaree inn vinn ek enn zistwar ki apel Enhancement Programme. Sindikalis Vinod Seegum pa dakor ek sa program la. Li pe usi dir ki Bunwaree ti bizin kumans par sanz kurikulum ek enkadreman. Mo entierman dakor lor sa dernye pwin la.

Ki u ena pu dir lor la?

Riviere: SSR Pa Ti Enn Gran Zestioner Ekonomik

Se seki linn dir dan enn interviu Journal du Samedi resaman. Ki u pense lor la?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Obesity Cost America USD 450 Billion

According to analysis done by McKinsey. The second biggest item of this bill is the 20% (USD 90 billion) that is spent on larger food purchases. That's like 40 times our national budget in case you're wondering. Naturally, bigger people need bigger clothes (USD 30 billion) and weight-reducing programmes (USD 20 billion) to fit in these larger clothes. And they need more wood for their coffins. But the largest component is the cost to the American medical system: USD 160 billion.

People are in fact getting fat around the world save Japan. Maybe that's because they've been on a deflationary diet for so long.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tahrir Square Ousts Mubarak

Less than 1 day after the latter said he would be staying till September. So 18 days of protest ended a 30-year rule which began shortly after the following event.

Monday, February 7, 2011

What Bunwaree Should Do Now

Allow as many students who didn't make it through the ridiculously tough CPE exams last December and who didn't even get a seat in a vocational school to join their friends in Form 1. That is enable 2,500(?) of these 3,500 kids to move ahead in life immediately by adding a few chairs in each Form 1 classroom.

This should save us a lot of problems down the road.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

As Usual The IMF Didn't See It Coming

I mean the crisis that started in Tunisia and which has since spread to Egypt. See, they commended the authorities' sound macroeconomic management and the reforms implemented since 2004, which had strengthened the resilience of the Egyptian economy in the face of the global crisis in the case of Egypt last April while executive directors noted that Tunisia weathered the global crisis well, largely reflecting its sound macroeconomic management and structural reforms over the last decade and timely responses since the onset of the crisis a few months ago.

So their analysis is too bland to pick up social volcanoes that are brewing right under the surface. By the way doesn't their language sound familiar to you?