Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lunch Table

Nowadays, office lunch tables rock with discussion on low inflation rate and falling oil prices. Some firmly believe that good days promised by Mr. Modi have already come. By any chance, if you are not the fan of Mr. Prime Minister and try to counter his/her argument then you will be slammed for making some sense and providing some economic facts. I have no doubt that “Perception Management” is the one of the most successful theory in the human history after all it has conceptualized by US military.
I have nothing against Prime-Servant but it’s beyond my understanding, how he is responsible for whatever good happening around the globe and not a single bad one in India. The oil prices are falling because of geopolitical reasons, low demand and relatively more supply because of US shale gas boom and Mr. Modi has nothing to do with any of these.Read More Some believe that America has become the world’s largest oil producer because of Modi’s Madison Square exceptional performance.
 Low inflation simply means increase in the purchasing power per unit of money or gain of real value in the medium of exchange and this happens with long term policy impact and central bank initiatives. We may give credit to our rock star banker Raghuram Rajan who just clarifies ‘Make in India’ is largely about ‘Make for India’.

Good days are about to come may be by 2019 so don’t be impulsive it takes hell a lot of time to change perception. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Random Thoughts

It was usual lunch time at office and I was discussing general stuff with my mentor, at some point during a discussion he said that it’s very important in life to decide what you want to do in future as early as possible and it applies to everything from career to marriage. I introspected myself and found it’s difficult to decide what I want to do in future.

I run with technologically enhanced generation and live in a free country so no standard set of rules apply on me except my very own country’s constitution which is quite more flexible than one can imagine.  I am 24-25 year old Bihari (Indian) boy who prefers his Mom’s recipes over YouTube cooking videos and at the same time I don’t mind spending 1000 bucks on some random mispronounced Italian or Japanese dish. I used to believe guns have more power than computer but now my Dad relies more on my tab than his bodyguard’s rifle. I find girls more decent and elegant in short skirt than sari. I prefer visiting Baskin Robbins than drinking hot water in chilly and foggy winter of Delhi. I stay in my female friend’s apartment in night and we don’t have sex. If required I wash my dishes than depending upon maid. I have a friend who left his PhD scholarship and took 3 million loan to pursue some random course which he believes is right for him. I find communism interesting and still believe in democracy.  

The point I am trying to make is that growing old, normal life, money, getting married and work for living are overrated. We should do experiments with life rather going by standard set of rules.  I know that nothing conclusive I have written but sometimes it’s not necessary.