India is set to elect a rubber stamp President. One of the candidates is going to solve the nation’s problems by putting everyone to sleep.
Category: Tales of India
Mata Hurry writes from New Delhi: The rating agency Standard and Poor (S&P) has warned in its recent report that India could lose its credit rating ‘due to the slow down in GDP growth and political roadblocks in the way of economic policy making’. The S&P report entitled ‘Will India Be the First BRIC Fallen Angel?’ has created a firestorm of fury among the ruling Congress Party and led to a scathing attack by the opposition parties on the economic [...]
Revealing that the Indian economy doesn’t really perform all that well.
Mata Hurry writes from New Delhi: It would seem, that for a few brief moments, ominous clouds gathered over India’s economic horizon on 25 April, when the international rating agency S&P assessed India’s long-term sovereign credit rating. The agency stated that there was a “one-in-three likelihood of a downgrade if the external position continues to deteriorate, growth prospects diminish, or progress on fiscal reforms remains slow in a weakened political setting,” Economic growth fell to 6.9 per cent in the [...]
A satirical look at the recent conference of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). It is not doing well but this was put down to the fact that leaders were clean shaven. The way to success was clearly to grow beards.
A satirical look at the visit of President Zardari of Pakistan to New Delhi recently. It is for public consumption only. Pakistan will pursue its anti-Indian and anti-American foreign policy.
A satirical look at Indian government news stories and legislation. Reports of a military coup were inspired by a minister wishing to deflect attention away from his misdeeds. Legislation to cope with emergencies has been disrupted by a troop of monkeys.
A satirical look at India’s planning commission which massages data to show that poverty is declining in the country. The writer goes shopping with the minimum daily subsistence level and gets almost nothing.
Martin McCauley writes from New Delhi: Everything is going pear shaped in India at present. A few years ago it appeared that India would beat China in the race to become Asia’s superpower. Michelle Obama sat in the Tata Nano car in Mumbai and hailed it as the vehicle which would launch a transport revolution in the sub-continent. Despite this accolade the car has not taken off because it has an alarming propensity to burst into flames. This serves as [...]
How to beat inflation in India: become a scammer.