Thursday, July 23, 2009

Official Lies - The inflation numbers

As per government data, inflation is negative!! Wow. Does it mean anything to the man on the street? All the mindless TV channels keep harping on this and playing it up as if it is a great thing. Not one of the effin anchor understands this number.
Food prices are going to rocket to unprecendented highs. This, the government statistics are unlikely to record. As the failed monsoon (government will use some statistic to prove that monsoon is 90% of normal, again a myth) screws up crops, the demand supply gap will push prices through the roof.
People are struggling to make ends meet. The TV channels and the government seem to be hand in hand in projecting an image of India that is so unreal.

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