Just What are the Petrol Prices Smoking?

The lovely @Shradzie tweeted other day: “I want to smoke what the petrol prices are smoking.” The promising thought resonated with a lot of people, me included. The state-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) had just announced the single largest hike in history – Rs. 7.50 per litre of petrol – some major high that. Understandably, … Read more

“Jugaad” and Retail Corruption

With the country’s attention focussed on fighting corruption, it is perhaps a good time to take a look at the genesis of corruption – and try to see why corruption was not always the hydra-headed monster it is thought to be today. It has often been said that India’s best resource is the “jugaad” among … Read more