Lies, damned lies, and statistics – and Modi App Survey

Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." This is so true about Statistics, and the recent survey by Narendra Modi App on Government's #Demonetisation decision is a classic example of how one can lie with statistics. Selective Amnesia is a virtue, big gift in Politics.... Continue Reading →

Chess, Character and Champions

The World Chess Championship in New York has entered an interesting phase. After seven straight draws, we've finally witnessed a decisive result at the World Chess Championship. Sergey Karjakin of Russia, the challenger, claimed the first full-point on Monday against titleholder Magnus Carlsen of Norway. More interestingly, Magnus Carlsen declined to attend the Round 8... Continue Reading →

Magnitude of Demonetization (?)

Prime Minister Modi announced on 8th November 2016 the decision to withdraw highest value currency notes vix. Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 and replace them with new Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes. RBI also mentioned that new Rs. 1000 notes would be issued soon. In that sense this decision cannot be termed as "demonetization" in... Continue Reading →

राग धनखलास

  राग धनखलास  संगीत प्रेमींसाठी नवीन राग - मोदी घराण्याकडून   हा राग आम्हाला सातवाहन कालीन "पैशाची" भाषेतल्या एका कागदपत्रात सापडला. त्यानंतर "मोडी" लिपीत त्याचे भाषांतर झाले असावे. आणि शेवटी आजच्या लोकप्रिय "मोदी" घराण्याने त्याला राजमान्यता दिली   रागाची मांडणी  "म-नी" वर्ज्य स्वर आरोह - सा रे ग प्प अवरोह - ग प्प सा रे... Continue Reading →

अर्थक्रांती’चे प्रणेते अनिल बोकिल यांच्याशी दिलखुलास गप्पा

The recent demonetization of Rs. 500-1000 currency notes was proposed by ArthaKranti's Anil Bokil since year 2000.   First watch Anil Bokil's old interview  and then watch his latest one below   Anil Bokil with Raju Parulekar on Samvaad     अर्थक्रांती'चे प्रणेते अनिल बोकिल यांच्याशी दिलखुलास गप्पा  

काळा पैसा आणि सावळा गोंधळ

रु. ५०० आणि १००० च्या नोटा रद्द झाल्या पासून समाजमाध्यामातून (म्हणजे सोशल मीडिया बरं का) खूप विनोद माहिती, माहिती-वजा-इशारे, माहिती-वजा-धमकी इ. यायला लागले आहेत. आणि काळा पैसा ह्या विषयावरून सगळीकडे सावळा गोंधळ चालू झाला आहे. पेट्रोल मध्यरात्री पासून २० पैशानी वाढलं की पेट्रोल भरायला रांगा लावणाऱ्यांचा आपला देश...त्यामुळे इतक्या मोठ्या घोषणे नंतर गोंधळ होणारच होता. लोकं ठिकठिकाणी... Continue Reading →

Demonetization and Fiscal Deficit

PM Modi's "Surgical Strike on Black Money" on 8th November 2016 surprised the whole nation. Things are still chaotic after 3 days and will remain so at least for a few weeks. Many messages and articles are being written about the effects of this huge demonetization initiative. One of the messages said: "Government of India is... Continue Reading →

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