Tag Archives: india

Inefficiencies in fragmented markets.

English: Sitabuldi main road as seen from the ...

English: Sitabuldi main road as seen from the flyover. 🙂 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have noticed a few peculiar things about the commercial environment in India. No doubt it is extremely competitive and highly volatile but there is something that I don’t seem to understand.

I am sure you must have seen several places in India where a million people sell just one type of good. What do you think is common between them? Yes of course, the damn goods. And guess what, all those goods are most likely coming from a single place where a thousand people actually manufacture those goods in a very similar fashion using the same technology which is indeed coming from about a hundred people making that same machinery in an exactly similar way. Now the funny part here is that this practice has been going on since several decades now and in most of the cases there has been no up-gradation whatsoever. Continue reading

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , ,

What India needs?

Money - Black and White Money

Coins

I am writing this blog after about three months of being a part of the Indian Economy. This may sound really fancy but it in fact isn’t. As a matter of fact, I could have just stood on the roads and sold some “chana” to understand the same. But I obviously didn’t take that route. In any case, you may already know what I am about to share with you either partially or completely. What I’ll do is reassert the same. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

The FDI Extravaganza.

English: Walmart Home Office, the headquarters...

English: Walmart Home Office, the headquarters of Wal-Mart – Bentonville, Arkansas Español: Walmart Home Office, la sede de Wal-Mart – Bentonville, Arkansas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Prelude:

Politician 1: We have already stolen everything from the country, what do we do now?

Politician 2:  We can still sell the parts of the country to these firangs. This way we will soon be earning in dollars!

Politician 1: Lets do it fast before we are thrown from here.

Politician 2: Hold on, I am already tweeting Barack ji.

The Blog:

I haven’t written much since the past 2 months mainly due to exams but now things look good and I am looking forward to write in a much more orderly and a regular fashion. So this is where I’ll end defending myself and actually start writing about what has been a hot topic in India during the past few months. I have been wanting to write on this topic since a long time especially because I recently wrote this article about how to sell a country in 5 easy steps and the government seems to have taken it seriously. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

If there were true peace, there could’ve been lesser people starving to death each year

Peace!

Peace! (Photo credit: aldrin_muya)

Death due to starvation is a very sensitive topic. All of us have read and heard about people dying due to starvation but we fail to do anything about it. This is probably due to the fact that it’s not us who are starving. Also, we can’t really do much about it considering the fact that food inflation has been climbing faster than any Sherpa who has climbed the Everest. So does this mean that we cannot do anything about this issue? We can put the parliament on fire if we want to but that’s not why I am writing this blog. You will be surprised to know that by the time you read this, 10 Indians would have already died of starvation. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to sell a country in 5 easy steps.

Sell a country in 5 easy steps!

Country Sold Out. Check Again Later.

So you want to know how to sell your country? But first I would like to clarify that this blog is banned for terrorists and foreign speculators. If you are one, please leave the page immediately and check out some other blog. If you aren’t, continue reading. Selling a country isn’t really that difficult. There are thousands in India who are already doing it and nothing seems to stop them. By nothing I take into account the CBI, the CAG and the Supreme Court. Also, the method I am going to describe below has only been tested in India but you are free to try it out in your own countries as well, although I shall not be responsible if you get into any shit because of it. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Happy ‘65th’ Birthday Independent India!

Indian Flag

Indian Flag (Photo credit: Mediocre2010)

It’s one of those days of the year when you always end up finding a reason to be proud of this country. Everything that you have been cribbing about looks so small in front of the diversity, the kind of people, the culture, the heritage, the art and I could just keep going on. I fondly remember the time when I first heard the conversation between Indira Gandhi and Rakesh Sharma. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lets see through those Black Markets

English: Black market speculant on graffiti. K...

Black market speculant on graffiti. Kharkov, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been wanting to write about the black market since a long time. Its something that India cannot survive without especially when there are services involved which are to be provided by the government. Now in economic terms a black market is a medium to exploit the demand supply mismatch where, obviously, demand exceeds supply. I don’t think I need to write more about what a black market is. We all have benefitted for them sometime or the other. In this blog I am going to give black market a very Indian treatment. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,