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Mujhe Change Chaiye – I want Change

Sep 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Articles

A couple of years back our humble coin managed to rise to the status of contraband when it started getting smuggled to Bangladesh. These coins are supposedly melted and made into shaving blades, idols of Gods and Coin-God knows what. Some say this might have contributed to the shortage at home. The coin traders are not happy with the limited supply of coins as they are not able to meet up with the coin demand from the shopkeepers, who in turn are almost always out of change.

Needless Needs!

Dec 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Articles

In other words, necessity follows invention. And this is made possible by one of the biggest scams in the history of the world-“Consumerism”. The entire education system pushes students to become better consumers. You are considered well educated and successful in life if you earn and spend more. The latest addition to this con is the creation of a new species-“The Uberconsumerist”. These mutants are like consumerists on steroids, specially designed to consume even those products that come with a guarantee that necessity will never follow their invention.

Simple Thinking, Happy Living!

Sep 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Articles

In one episode it was told that drinking cattle’s milk coming from commercial dairy farms is cruelty towards their new born. For someone like me, for whom gulping down a glassful of milk every morning was the hardest part of the day, this episode was like manna from heaven. I declared that I would give up milk forever, of course for serving a greater good. But my mom was too smart to fall for these shenanigans. She said if I gave up milk, I would have to give up all the byproducts like butter, cheese, curd and chocolates. I dropped my partially pasteurized… I mean half-baked ideology in a heartbeat.