Today was the Kerala Budget for the year 2013-14 and this is my take on the Budget discussions: Anyone who could blabber for about five minutes peppered with words like ‘budget estimate’, ‘fiscal deficit’, ‘dhana kami’, ‘sampatika valarcha’, etc, etc, became a financial expert. With a dozen Malayalam channels and an average of six experts doing special discussions on the Budget the whole day on each channel, imagine the number of such experts we have in Kerala! Wish we could do something more productive.
Is it ok for a leading left politician to enter the Madbaha (altar area) to meet a Thirumeni (Bishop), that too when he is changing his dress? Is it ok to have scantily dressed bridesmaids and usherers for a high society wedding in an Orthodox church in Kerala?
All set for yet another strike in Kerala from midnight, called by several employee organisations. Expect to be stranded at bus stops, airports and railway stations. This is ‘Emerging Kerala’ for you!
Frankly speaking, lost count of the number of bandhs, hartals and strikes in this God forsaken place.