The month, which has passed by, recorded many significant developments. I must qualify that statement by mentioning that it is a very subjective view, meaning that what I consider important may be trivial to others. Yet, I gather the confidence to place before you some of my stray thoughts. A few of the girls and boys who made grades in the recent civil service exams (IAS and Allied) had strong to causal IT backgrounds.
I like travelling, particularly when it is travelling down the memory lane. The latter indulgence comes to me when I am thousands of miles away from the place I was born – Calcutta and now Kolkata. When I was keying the word Kolkata, I realize the red lining in my laptop that instructs me to go through the lexicon to find the right spelling of the word.
It is election (silly) time. Manifestos are brimmed with promises and echo unstinted support for the cause of the common man. There are bickering, hurling of abuses at each other, new alignments and breaking of old bonds, formation of new fronts, one- night stands, new electoral alliances, patch-ups and what have you. While these are happening and election fever is catching up like the temperature during the onset of summer, thousands of miles away from India, the G20 met in London in a gloomy environs and against the backdrop of rising tempers of ordinary people who had staged their protest and demonstrated their anger against increasing unemployment and high-handedness of the governmental machinery and market mechanisms.
Satyam, the fourth largest IT Company in the Country, has been deeply etched in the Indian psyche for more than one reason. The word Satyam, in all Indian languages and dialects, means truth and many legends are attached to that word. All Indian epics and scriptures eulogize truth and the ultimate win has been assigned to the abstractness of truth.
Please note the caption. It is an unlikely condition. Those who care for the grammar, particularly Wren & Martin buffs would understand the nuances of using the word “were”, instead of using “am”, which in popular parlance is the right word. I am not getting into the etymology since that is not the purpose of the theme.
Who said that Indian economic sentiments are expressed in terms of Sensex movement? If there is any such belief, that has been proved wrong by the Budget 2009-10. When the experienced and erudite Finance Minister was rolling out the much-awaited policy framework one after the other, the stock exchange was behaving in a strange manner, shedding several hundred points.