Sunday, February 25, 2007

YSR in Devil's Advocate

Caught this episode in CNN IBN late night a few days ago. Boy what a hilarious entertainment it turned out for me :)....

I really appreciate Karan Thapar's Guts...he does have it in him to ask such questions to top politicians.

The topic initially starts off with Karan Thapar asking our YSR abour 310 acres of land in his name and ehre is what YSR had to say about it....

Karan Thapar:It’s not just facts that you were ignorant of? As a four time or five time MLA in Andhra Pradesh you have been chairman of the Constituency Assignment Committee and you were ignorant of the fact that you yourself owned an assigned land.

YS Rajashekar Reddy: That’s right I’m telling you. The fact was never brought to my notice. As and when it was brought to my notice I gave it to the government, I surrendered it to the government.


Oh my god! Too many jokes in my mind!! I am cracking up...can't control myself!!! I am already in the floor laughing as I type this....

Ok , so here goes my excuse for not filing Income Tax Returns "Hi Indian Government. I donot know that I should pay taxes. Nobody told it to me. As soon as someone brings it to my notice I would pay my taxes. Till then, so long and thanks for all the fish"



Karan Thapar: I will tell you one of the thing wrong with this 180 acres. You have surrounded it with a compound wall or a compound fence. That compound wall denies access to the public to this land, which is illegal.

YS Rajashekar Reddy: The compound wall is there because there has to be fence, otherwise there are lot of forest animals that come.


Ohohohoh!!! I just can't control it...

S.Ve. Sekhar could not have provided a better entertainment.

"There are a lot of forest animals that come in the land. They pee there. They dirty it up. How can I allow forest animal to pee in the land that belongs to the public. Hence I put compound wall. In fact, I will put compound wall everywhere around all the forests so that those animals dont come inside the cities and dirty the roads. Bad Forest animals. Bad Bad forest animals."



Karan Thapar: The Opposition has said in fact, for land ceiling purposes you have claimed that the land at Kundur was non-agricultural. Yet, for income tax purposes you have claimed that the income earned at Kundur is agricultural. How can you have it both ways?

YS Rajashekar Reddy: Well at that point of time, I don’t know whatever has been filed in income tax.

Karan Thapar: You mean once again you are ignorant of what you are filing yourself in the income tax.

YS Rajashekar Reddy: No, its only about this particular land. I own so many lands in so many places.

Karan Thapar: That means you are so rich and you have land in so many places that you don’t know what you are talking about.

YS Rajashekar Reddy: Yes, ultimately whatever has been filed in the income tax is there.

Let the opposition go to court because I had the cake and ate it too.

I was reminded of a Tamil movie "Mudhalvan" which was remade into "Nayak" in Hindi. As I saw KT's interview I was waiting for the moment when the CM would say "Do you know how difficult it is to be a CM. Why dont you be a CM For one day. Just one day. You be a CM and then you will not talk like this"....

But sadly..that never happened...I guess movies will only be movies...


Hmm...Jokes apart...I read the other day in one of the Indian Economy Blogs (not exactly the same words), that "politicians spend their first two years earning back what they have spent in their elections. The next three years they have to spend improving their vote bank, making more connections, and increasing their coffers to face the next election.Hence it is wrong to actually say that Politicians are Corrupt. Saying that a politician is corrupt is like saying the Grass is Green. We need to see how best we can extract good things from them."

It was nice to read it, but it makes me think. Is a politican necessary for the world. Is a politician a necessary evil. Can the world be rid of politics? Is such a world possible? Hmm...have to think...I dont think that such a world is impossible....

Life Goes On...

She was very close to salvation. God only wanted her to control two senses to get there. She did not have the senses of vision,hearing and speech right from birth.

When her parents were asked what they felt about their child all they said was,

"She is God's Merit Certificate of Goodness to us. God was thinking which couple would get this very special kid of his. As he looked around, he felt that we were the most loving and caring couple in this world, and hence he gave her to us. We shall try to live up to his expectations."

Monday, February 19, 2007

All are equal in the eyes of the Government

Hence, they have made sure that it takes as much time to book a railway ticket from here as it takes to actually go to a counter and buy one.

It took me close to 1 hour to book a ticket in that stupid website. I know there must be a lot of traffic, but how hard is it to increase a couple of more servers to handle it. Secondly, has anyone who booked the tickets online, had their money debitted from the account, but did not have a ticket delivered? IT has happened to me a lot of times. However, they do give you back your money once they have realized their mistake (about 3-4 days later). Meantime my money can be invested in the share market in some IPOs (kidding :) ). Also, what about the surcharge my bank levied on the transaction that never happened? Where do i report that loss.

I think I have to report it to someone in Railways...but as usual..the trouble is I donot know whom to report this to. Let me see...

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Two sides of the same coin

The Head of it

It was a daylight robbery. Police were all around Mr.Sharma's house in search of clues. Fingers were pointed at Ramayya their servant. Ramayya knew he had no role in the burglary. The police just needed a nod from Mr.Sharma to round Ramayya up.

"Did you do it Ramu?", asked Mr.Sharma
"No sir. I did not. I had nothing to do with this.", replied Ramayya, tears welling up in his eyes.

A few days ago Ramayya had asked Mrs.Sharma an advance for his daughters marriage. Mrs. Sharma had refused. Mr.Sharma put one and one together and gave the go ahead to the police.

Ramayya languished in the gaol for three months before the real culprit was discovered. There was another burglary that happened in Mr.Sharma's house six months later. This time the police never nabbed the culprit. It was Ramayya.

The Tail of it

It was a daylight robbery. Police were all around Mr.Verma's house in search of clues. Fingers were pointed at Krishnayya their servant. Krishnayya's heart was pounding fast. The police just needed a nod from Mr.Verma to round Krishnayya up.

"He did not do it", affirmed Mr.Verma to the police
"Sir, are you sure? Your wife tells that he had asked an advance for his daughters marriage. All evidence points to him.", asked the Inspector.
"I am sure", was the response.

Krishnayya's daughters wedding took place three months later. Six months later Mr.Verma opened his safe and found the burgled money replaced. Someone had surrendered himself to the police for the crime. It was Krishnayya.