Sunday, April 15, 2007
Madhur Bhandarkar's movie " Traffic Signal" has potrayed the nexus between the underworld and the beggar mafia. These people even go to the extent of maiming children to graduate them into the begging industry. Besides, we have able bodied beggars who still prefer this work to sweating out a living.
Some of you may feel- so what- that's only a buck. Poor fellow can hardly live. What we forget is some of these poor fellows have bulging bank balances and posh houses, as per a Mumbai Mirror expose.
My views are that giving books to kids or food to beggars is OK, but not cash in any form. That may go to the mafia, or even worse- to buy drugs.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Expense for Constitution per month
Office expenditure per month
Traveling concession (Rs. 8 per km)
Daily DA TA during parliament meets
Charge for 1 class (A/C) in train
Charge for Business Class in flights
Rent for MP hostel at Delhi
Electricity costs at home
Local phone call charge
TOTAL expense for a MP per year
TOTAL expense for 5 years
For 534 MPs, the expense for 5 years : 8,54,40,00,000 (nearly 855 cores)
And they are elected by THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, by the largest democratic . process in the world, not intruded into the parliament on their own or by any qualification. This is how all our tax money is been swallowed and price hike on our regular commodities.......