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WHY MONEY CANNOT BUY?

Economists, bankers, stock brokers, online traders, credit card suppliers, real estate brokers and a horde of others use highly technical jargon to confuse simple souls like us – recession, economic meltdown, liquidity ratio, book profits, immovable assets, portfolio management and participatory notes. Ignore the technical jargon. Leave these terms to those who seek a PhD in economics.

 

Indian earners are daily wage earners, weekly earners, monthly earners, blue collar earners, white collar earners and those who need no collar to earn. I call them black collar earners. Every time an item is purchased / sold unofficially without written proof, the money is called black money, and goes to black collar earners doing business in black markets 

 

Large quantities of hard earned honestly acquired money is received by realtors, bullion merchants, wholesalers, politicians, film personalities, drug mafia, illegal arms dealers and the like. This money is not invested. It is stored in personal and bank lockers. 

Such money cannot buy anything legally. 

Honest citizens feel acute and critical shortage of liquid money when they need it most. Their own money spent for those who deceive them using scientific jargon cannot buy for them anything. It is not even state owned. If it is privately owned no one can touch it. 

 

CAN WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

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They Celebrate Disasters

Today there was a mild earth quake in the Andamans, no damage reported, so what?

 

1.     An Astrologer is in cloud 9, because his prediction came true. He said recently, that total solar eclipse brings Armageddon and he is faction-ally proved. From tomorrow many politicians, film personalities and NRIs will queue near his house with fortunes in their wallets.

 

2.     Senior officers of State and Central governments partied at costly night clubs. Their wives went shopping. Why? Simple, under-disaster relief-measures-fund with the government money got release. Contractors, brokers, et al discussed with ruling and opposition politicians about what should be done. Like

i.              Tsunami relief shelters need to be constructed.

ii.             (never used) previously constructed shelters must be repaired

iii.            Fishermen should be  compensated 

iv.            Deep-sea divers must be employed

v.             Drugs must be procured and stored

vi.            Cash advances must be paid to all etc.

 

3.     Contractors, politicians and officials received their mamools – No jokes, these are facts

THE INSTITUTION OF DIVORCE

While young we used to talk about marriage as an institution. The literate modern educated well employed lavishly spending widely traveling fast(est) food addict empowered females are deeply disturbed by the superfluous restrictions of marriage. To avoid giving in to "male supremacy" they bluntly refuse to change their surnames or gotras. Next best they use two surnames like Indira Nehru Gandhi, Sonia Maino Gandhi, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madhuri Dixit Nene etc. Mother-in-law is a Xantippe for brides. So they prefer to stay away from the joint family and gave a new name to family. It is called the "nuclear family". Cooking, cleaning, dish washing, laundry and shopping are done by males more often and this is called "sharing" domestic work. Children no, only one child and that too not now. Child care and babysitting are done by mother-in-law briefly on demand. Christening the new born is novel .Names must be fashionable mono syllables like Ash, Vas or Yash .

Two fiercely independent couple soon get into ego (for nothing) clash. This clash about a non-issue IS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE NOVEL INSTITUTION OF DIVORCE. Clash staying for more than 24hrs takes them to counselors, therapists and doctors. If nothing works there are Pundits, Pastors, Mullas, Lawyers, Judges and why not Police? The press and TV are hungry. They thrive on divorce as their principal meal. www.divorce.com  is a good web site.
Any divorce hereafter must be announced, celebrated and partied.  Kids must be taken care of by responsible society