Of free colour TVs, a Supreme Court verdict and item numbers

With the Congress hell bent on capturing Karnataka and the BJP equally pumped up in forming the new government, the upcoming state polls could be a prelude to the Assembly elections next year. Offering free colour televisions to families below the poverty line and ever-increasing-in-price rice at Rs. 2 per kg can be seen as moves to draw votes from the poor.

“We are running out of time, we needed to come out with something that will help us win back our traditional votes.”
Words of a Congress worker. Enough said.

Meanwhile, Arjun Singh emerges as the winner in the general Indian youth vs. OBC Quotas saga. The HRD minister said he felt vindicated at the Supreme Court’s decision to retain 27% reservations in educational institutions. The only reprieve for the much-mobilized youth is that the creamy layer in the OBCs becomes a part of the General quota. Now that you really can’t do anything about it let’s hope that the ones who do take advantage of the reservations come good.

Another move aimed at the masses comes from Hindi cinema. The concept of marketing movies has been taken to a new level with the upcoming Krazzy 4 featuring three item numbers, two from males. The buzz generated by these songs has been immense and it is certain that the movie will effortlessly complete the business it expects to do, if not do more.

No honking please.



Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 5:54:00 AM PDT

Color television to BPL junta !!!
What next time, microwave oven?
This is the biggest joke I have heard since quite some time.

First fee hike in IIT-IIMs and then leaving out the creamy layer.
Who is benefited over all then ? Affirmative action has been a disaster in India.


Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 5:55:00 PM PDT

Indeed, free colour TVs, rice at Rs. 2 per kg. These are temporary, pre-election sops. I wonder how the people still get fooled by such gimmicks.

Haven't they seen enough of these gimmicks by now to understand that the politicians don't give a damn to them? All that the politicos care about is how to win the next election.