Comments on: Strike that: Whose loss is it anyway? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: sashayz Mon, 04 Jun 2012 05:52:09 +0000 Petrol prices can be cut down if Centre and states decides to lower the taxes. Taxes are calculated as percentage and not absolute. So higher the price, more tax is collected. Can’t the governments decide to make it absolute. Not taking any sides, but Congress is yet to take any substantial step in curbing inflation. The 7-8 price hike was worrisome because, government decided to delay because of elections across the country. Cheap tricks from a costly government

By: maGiK Thu, 31 May 2012 17:58:12 +0000 Buses torched, trains stopped, people were kept indoors, shops were shut and many have lost their daily wages.

Politically speaking, bandh in India is a dubious exercise. How?

The BJP in Tamil Nadu state went about their usual routine (keeping mum) when the ruling AIADMK govt recently had raised the price of milk, the bus fare and the unit price on electricity (price people pay for living most of the day in darkness).

But the party hit the road the instant when the Centre hiked the petrol price. What a hypocrisy!

Doesn’t the BJP know that the common people in Tamil Nadu who pay an extra rupee on a litre of milk and an extra tenner to get to work are the same people who got to bear the brunt of hike in fuel price?

Or would the hardship be any different between JJ, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu raising the price on essentials and the Congress hiking the price at the Centre?

P.S: The irony is the ruling AIADMK had felt outraged at the recent petrol price hike and gone on to register their displeasure by observing a day long protest. The two sides of a same coin, be it tossed up in air or pummeled down to earth.