31 Dec

India Food Price Rise: Revisiting on New Year eve 2010

The Year that I am writing in is just on the corner to end and the new year is ready to gear-in. There are numerous lessons learnt and lot of thoughts on how to make the coming years better.

Just a few days back I was back to my home country “India” and I was very much disturbed by the rising prices of the food items hence making the life of not even poor but even the middle class a real challenge. Since the advent of this Globalization the prices have really sky-rocketed. India surely has benefited from this globalization but the benefit has only gone to the minority and that too at a cost of sky-high prices of all food items.

During the same time I got a lot of chances to go and live in the country side and have interaction with the farmers. The farmers complained low income potential in agriculture which was a shock to me. I was expecting that they must be the most privileged after looking at the prices in the market. The existence of the age-old mal-practice that the farmer still gets the same old prices for his crop and all the money is made by the traders  came into limelight in all such discussions. For a cabbage that the farmer still sells for 1.5-2 Rs/Kg is sold at more than 10 Rs/Kg in the markets etc.

The worst part to the whole problem is that the Government is still not doing enough to control this. The biggest challenge for the Indian Government should be to control the inflation and bring it down. The cabinet needs to understand that the masses in India don’t need cheap automobiles but food items at cheap prices. Hope someone is listening………

I would recommend a very nice article by Arindam Chaudhuri.

31 Dec

links for 2009-12-30

31 Dec

Planet’s First Democratic Mag. RememMe.com

I just got  a wonderful email about the launch of a new startup RememMe. The event will take place at the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world celebrates the commencement of the New Year. RememME.com is humble endeavor to bring together people from across the globe to share their exclusive thoughts, experiences and knowledge in the form of scoops under any of the following subject categories: Entrepreneurship, Business & Management, Science & Technology, World & Politics, Sports & Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle and My Life.

These scoops are then knocked and commented upon by this online community in a democratic way which collectively decides top three scoops from each category. The winning scoops are then published in a monthly RememME Mag, rightfully be Planet’s First Democratic Mag.

Look forward to see RememME.com in 2010. !!

Thanks to Amit Rawat Co-founder of NOMAD Publications Pvt.Ltd. for this wonderful idea. You can reach him at amit.rawat@rememme.com

30 Dec

New Year 2010

The new year 2010 will just not bring  a new year but also a new decade. It will also bring a start of surge in economy for the coming decade. The market is making a upward move and the things are settling down. Everything seems to be slowly and slowly coming back to the right pace. CNN Money reports according to the CareerBuilder 2010 Job Forecast, 20% of employers are planning to increase their number of permanent, full-time employees for New Years 2010.

This will also be a blue moon New Years Eve, there will be a partial eclipse.  The New Year’s Eve blue moon will be visible in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Africa. For partygoers in Australia and Asia, the full moon does not show up until New Year’s Day, making January a blue moon month for them. However, the Eastern Hemisphere can celebrate with a partial lunar eclipse on New Year’s Eve when part of the moon enters the Earth’s shadow. The eclipse will not be visible in the Americas.To find out more about the blue moon New Years Eve and times for the partial eclipse, visit Fox News.

The countdown to the new year is also an interesting thing to watch for.