Monkey See, Monkey Do: Plastic Bag version

Back in September 2005, the government of Maharashtra had decided to ban plastic bags. The problem they were trying to address was of trash clogging up the storm drains in Mumbai resulting in the flooding of the city during the monsoons. Yes, the city does get flooded but banning the plastic bags was not the … Continue reading Monkey See, Monkey Do: Plastic Bag version

Wasting Public Money

"Will the Indian mind ever get decolonised?" is the question that R Vaidyanathan asks at the end of his column titled "The colonial conquest of India by Cambridge varsity" in DNA today. (Hat tip: Raja Shekhar Malapati.) It is about the government of India giving Cambridge University Rs 26,00,00,000 (US$ 6,500,000) to support the ‘Jawaharlal … Continue reading Wasting Public Money