Me not having much of a head for money matters, I had not commented on FDI in retail so far. However, I had a conversation with a friend who made several observations which seemed important to me, so sharing them here. The friend wishes not to be named, since he works for a place supporting the exact opposite of his opinion. FDI in Retail may mean a boost for economy on paper, but it will…"Some thoughts on FDI"
Twitter is well appreciated for the unprecedented freedom of interaction it provides, while at the same time allowing for security. Also, being directly able to hear candid talk of public figures, being able to engage them with questions is something that had been difficult for most people with questions or curiosity. Celebrity accounts interacting with fans brings them and their thoughts within reach. However, there is a dark side to this as well. Normally all interactions…"The Dark Side of Twitter"
A eunuch friend was followed by three thugs making lewd suggestions and stalking. With relief, she spotted a lady cop further down the road and hurried to her for help only to be dismissed with “tum dhanda karte hai is liye woh tumhare peeche aate hai” [they follow you because you are a prostitute]. I was furious, because even if she was a prostitute (which she wasn’t), she shouldn’t be sexually harassed or attacked. To…"Orphans of the state"
After 26/11 we had many intentions about improved functioning. A week or so ago, a man murdered his ex-wife INSIDE a women’s police station and escaped. A Hindustan Times article quotes G K Pillai that we can’t prevent another 26/11. US didn’t provide adequate information. The response of our security forces still is out of scrutiny. When Keenan and Reuben got stabbed in Amboli, their girlfriends tried calling the cops for over fifteen minutes. Kill Kasab, people insist.…"26/11 and what it says about us"