Comments on: Mr Pranab Mukherjee, did we hear ‘austerity’? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/21/pranab-mukherjee-austerity-rajiv-gandhi-ads/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RiskyBalaji http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/21/pranab-mukherjee-austerity-rajiv-gandhi-ads/comment-page-1/#comment-20303 Fri, 25 May 2012 07:23:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5692#comment-20303 Average Indian practices Austerity….tht is how we have been brought up…….It is the Politicians who lack any accountability lack Austerity……….

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By: maGiK http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/21/pranab-mukherjee-austerity-rajiv-gandhi-ads/comment-page-1/#comment-20228 Mon, 21 May 2012 10:39:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5692#comment-20228 Austerity as an old saying goes, ‘starts at home’.

During my recent visit to India I have seen people using automobiles for going to as little distance as corner shops from their homes.

Mushrooming of taxis, auto-rickshaws, cars, two-wheeler on the road and the flaunting of wealth in IPL matches speak no more of India as a humble and frugal nation.

Gone are the days when everyone believed non-resident Indians were better off than resident Indians.

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By: uncommonsense1 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/21/pranab-mukherjee-austerity-rajiv-gandhi-ads/comment-page-1/#comment-20225 Mon, 21 May 2012 09:48:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5692#comment-20225 additionally self aggrandizement is a way of being in India, as we are SOOOOO busy awarding everyone and anyone on all our so called achievements…wonder if razzies or turkey awards can also be instituted for the useless spenders of the year category to begin with and can well be extended to include MANY such categories.

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By: uncommonsense1 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/21/pranab-mukherjee-austerity-rajiv-gandhi-ads/comment-page-1/#comment-20224 Mon, 21 May 2012 09:43:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5692#comment-20224 add to this the fact that there is often an in your face campaign launched outdoors, which goes ballistic especially when election have been held and won. this is an all India phenomenon, even if money from private players, enthusiasts and supporters it does cost a pretty penny.

in case this money is to be channelized in other ways, a sensible way should be thought of, as the last thing needed is the same money going to buy votes or grease palms.

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By: MashGeek http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/05/21/pranab-mukherjee-austerity-rajiv-gandhi-ads/comment-page-1/#comment-20222 Mon, 21 May 2012 09:25:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5692#comment-20222 According to some reports, the ads by Jayalalithaa cost over 25 crore rupees(4.5 million U.S. dollars) of public money! And media did not cover that at all, because they were getting business out of it.

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