Beware of that electronics megastore that just opened near you Nov 20, 2008 I have been closely observing the sudden mushrooming of electronics departmental shops in Bangalore. Three years ago, the only “big” ones I had seen were Vivek’s and Pai’s. But the new ones like ezone, chroma, etc. ...
Consuming our way to disaster Nov 20, 2008 Yesterday, our finance minister asked various sectors to cut prices. Mr. Chidambaram said a cut in prices was the time-tested response to a demand slowdown as lower prices would stimulate consumer spending at a time when the output of manufacturing and other sectors was falling and would lead to a decline in economic growth. ...
An analysis of the terrorism situation in Pakistan Nov 5, 2008 Was curiously browsing around for some Pakistani views of the situation in their country. If you can ignore the rare India/RAW bashing(which even one of the commentors admitted was ridiculous) and a a pro-Musharraf stance, this article at a Pakistani website provides quite a detailed analysis of the history and the current security condition in Pakistan. ...
Mark Shuttleworth on capitalism Nov 5, 2008 (Mark Shuttleworth is the former CEO of Thawte and now the founder and leader of the Ubuntu project.) Nice post by Mark defending capitalism over socialism, while underscoring the need for sound regulation in any capitalist model. ...