Pains & gains of Cashless transactions

Pains & gains of Cashless transactions

Many articles have already been written & published on DeMonetisation. Below write-up is not an article or my own blog but compilation of Mr. Sanjay Hegde’s 9 tweets I did for ease of reading in one go & relating themselves to big picture.

@sanjayuvacha Explains pains & gains of Cashless transactions


Was talking to a builder with a major project near completion. At this stage he would have been doubling his workforce as more workers required at finishing stage.

Reality now is that half of workforce has left to return to villages. Workers want cash payments & do not want bank accounts. More comfortable with old systems where part payment came on signing up & further payments sent home informally. Workmen don’t want to deal with banks.

Currently many returned to villages where at least farm food assured. They are awaiting a return of currency to the economy & employment on old terms. If the government does not provide fresh currency, many may remain in villages & add to unremunerative labour there.

In the meanwhile, project delivery gets delayed; housing loans get extended & some may go down under.

Everywhere message is the same cash gives confidence. People trust only hard cash which they can hold. Everything else is not the real thing.

I doubt that a cash less economy is on the horizon in India. But of course the government thinks, it knows best, what is good for India. Does India agree?

One thing is for sure, Government is free to encourage cashless transactions but cash in the market brings confidence & stability in the business. That confidence & stability is withdrawn at the moment.

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Tale of Convenient Journalism

Tale of Convenient Journalism

One thing Congress party lacks & BJP has it, it is media manager.

Yes. Arun Jaitley is the most powerful media manager in recent history of last 15 years. He manages every media outlet as if he is doing fish farming with complete control on parasites & predators. His strategy keeps every media house on toes to prove how much they are pro establishment. Few journalists like Mr. Ravish Kumar are exception who refused to bent.

In first week of Nov’16 Govt planned to ban NDTV-India, like many other we fought tooth & nail on social media & print against it. It was not at all for NDTV or out of any sympathy for convenient journalists working at NDTV, it was purely for Mr. Ravish Kumar & we will stand thousand times for him.

Convenient Journalism Journalist : Barkha Dutt

First encounter when Barkha broke Robert Vadra story! No, breaking that story was not bad, seeking an acknowledgement from another Modi Cheerleader was the worst thing, even darbari patrakars avoid doing that but Barkha was so desperate…11

Whole India was talking on Demonetization Disaster & Barkha was discussing it with Owaisi & Sambit Patra to give it completely communal twist unfortunately no success.


When Rahul Gandhi announced he have proofs of Modi’s personal corruption, Barkha doing her best to please Clueless FM of India


When Rahul Gandhi reveals data with dates & amounts, first person to ridicule & throwing spin on social media is Barkha Dutt




Observe the pattern, do you find anywhere a single word asking for authenticity or explanation from BJP? No. But she will question the allegation.

Now go back when MMS was Prime Minister of India & 2G, Coal Scam etc. subjects were in media galleries. MMS was taking tough action on the culprits, gave free hand to investigation agencies, biggest fraud of millennium Anna Hazare was free to do Anshans & Sushma Swaraj to Dance & what media did at that time? They discredited the gentleman for each of the best thing he did for economy, democracy & FoE. Entertained dissent.

It was told to Indians then by the media, that the media should be generally anti establishment for benefit of democracy, lol. What happened now that when a out of turn selection of Army Chief is questioned, instead of Govt these people jump in to protect foolish decisions of Govt?


To fill the air time even when the burning issue of Demonetization & people’s suffering, they opt to show you Kirron Kher from Chandigarh on Corporation election win!


and when got very sure that opposition is going to bring something in public, they came up with another diverting topic..


There are many Darbari & Tihadi journalists under payroll of Arun Jaitely but what are your compulsions Barkha? I also remember your at least dozen tweets congratulating Arun Jaitley during GST bill passing, not posting here as those tweets brings out more shades of sold out journalism of once upon a time Independent Journalist.

I only wish to ask you one follow up question, what is status of news you broke on Vadra & literally begged to Minhaz for appreciation? Posting my tweets for background to that planted news & story…





and you know at behest of Arun Jaitley, from where Barkha made breaking news on Vadra


This blog is less in words & more in tweet screen shots, I want to explain less & let the reader read it between the lines & behind the lines.

India going through dangerous times with rare fare journalism. When there is allegation on Prime Minister of India for personal involvement of corruption, press should ask PM to come clean. Sadly that is not happening & being told that whats new, same charges were also thrown on PM by Arvind Kejriwal & Prashant Bhushan.

Can these convenient journalism journalists at least ask PM to file a defamation case & ask Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Bhushan & Arvind Kejriwal to prove the charges in court of law? They are not doing this, rather misinformation is being spread that court has dismissed, truth is PIL filed by Prashant Bhushan is not dismissed & is due for hearing in Jan’17!


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Cauvery in Sixteen Tweets

img_20160913_111708Senior Advocate Supreme Court Mr. Sanjay Hegde has described Cauvery issue in sixteen tweets today morning & those are worth compiling at on one place for educating outraging inflammatory illiterates.


While #Cauvery violence is deplorable, media seems to have gone overboard in condemning only one state. Karnataka loses on perception.
Calling for pellet guns etc is overkill. Media also is Delhi centric & there’s schadenfreude when South is no better than North.
Media doesn’t realise, that water usage fights, are predicted to lead to wars in future. Karnataka like India is an upper riparian state.
Karnataka has 1 monsoon & 2 crops, TN has 3 crops & 2 monsoons. Water in Karnataka dams has to suffice for whole year including drinking water to B’lore.
In 1992, 2002 & 2016 TN has had same CM whose binary logic & imperiousness doesn’t help situation. Always a pound of flesh demanded.
In moments of distress a CM of Kar has to contemplate a thirsty Bangalore next April May vs drying crops in Thanjavur delta.
There have been moments when CMs especially from Mysore area contemplated resignation rather than letting down Karnataka populace.
In this situation national media demonising Karnataka, calling for pellet guns & presidents rule are doing no service to nation.
Cauvery distress flares up approximately once in a decade, when storage in reservoirs low. Technical solution for distress needs to be found
Distress sharing becomes acute only in 2 months of September & October because later NE monsoon sets in over TN. Karnataka doesn’t get it.
Distress management requires tact & statesmanship on both sides. What we see is brinkmanship, zero sum games & politicking.
Central governments stay out of distress management as long as they can, because they do not want to antagonise either state.
At central level Karnataka suffers because it’s 28 MPs split amongst parties while TN’s 40 MPs often from one party/alliance ADMK or DMK.
It is time for effective basin management of water deficit Cauvery basin especially in years of distress. Centre can’t sit on its hands.
Solution may take some work, violence is no solution especially when it targets the powerless. Prepare for rationing & mgmt in summer.
Nation needs to know if Bangalore & Karnataka will have drinking water this summer or are prayers for rain in catchment only option.

Author: Mr. Sanjay Hegde


Anti-dumping Policy in Textile Sector & Dirty Secret

Government of India slapped anti-dumping duties on some of the imported good in 2015 to support and encourage “Make In India”

This could have proved good step, economy could have improved provided if intelligent people holding the decision-making positions. What happened in current scenario is, we have all clueless sycophants, even if some intelligence in possession, they are more interested in giving periodic bullet points to Narcissist which he can speak on in fake report card speeches of Independence day, election rallies and monthly bakwaas.

In 2013, MMS brought in anti-dumping duty on steel product, it was on finished product steel wheels. It gave boost to local manufacturers if finished products.

Now this Modi Government has slapped anti-dumping duties on various items in steel and Textile including raw materials of both sectors.


Steel is sector of smart people and they know how to manage without compromising business.

Even the OEMs wind turbine makers like GE, Gamesa, Suzlon, Regen, Inox who have no options but to source components from China, Korea have found the ways to get away with cost-effective solutions. For example is Heavy Castings and Forgings which were imported from China, Korea are still imported from China, Korea because in India very few manufacturers of those products. Whoever produces have consistency issues and at the same time not cost-effective. Hence not much hue and cry on steel products.

Coming to textile, when we look at the policy, it looks like stupidity of some illiterate who is sitting on the chair of policy making, if it is from Niti Ayog then it is not all surprising. Except Panauti nothing is delivered yet by this Niti Ayog.

Anti-dumping duty is slapped on raw materials like all yarn and yarn of polyester. Making Indian fabric manufacturers to buy only high cost “Made in India” yarn, which makes fabric manufacturers costing reaching to a point where they can’t compete with imported fabric and garments made of it.

India imports fabric from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Chine in huge quantum but that is not covered under anti-dumping clause!

Who are those cronies in textile sector getting benefitted with this absurd anti-dumping clause, which allows fabric & garments to be imported but not the raw material to make fabric in India?

Allen Solly, Peter England, Van Heusen, Louis Philippe, Hackett and Pantaloons etc, who owns these brands? Answer is Kumar Mangalam Birla

Reason fair enough, why fabric & garments still allowed to be purchased in cheaper rates from China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka than manufacturing in India!

Only 5% of fabric manufactured through organized sector, hand-loom sector produces 20, knitting sector 15% and rest 60% of Indian fabric is produced through decentralized power-loom sector.

Fabric manufacturers in India are mostly small-scale industrialist, they can’t compete with imported fabric, if they don’t get the raw material at competitive price. But then in India it is Ambani Group who again comes in to picture, if Government tries to regulate the price of textile raw material produced in India to compete with imported fabric! How to make mota-bhai unhappy!

Fabric manufacturing average cost is Rs.22.60 per meter and when it goes for sale, demand is at Rs. 21.80, what to do with this “Make In India” flagship product? Use as a shroud!

Thousands of power looms are stand still and few in operation are rented at Rs.400/- per month.

Why this anti-dumping duty policy is not applied to fabric as well along with raw material? Clueless Modi Government must answer this to thousands of jobless weavers and power-loom owners of Bhiwandi, Malegaon, Ichalkaranji, Erode, Coimbatore, Varanasi and other parts of the nation who had high hopes of “Acche Din Aane Wale Hain”

Time is not far when power-loom owners sell their looms in scrap on per kg rate to scrap dealer, if government keep sleeping over such a burning issue involving thousands and lakhs of households.

Advise to this clueless government is, dump this anti-dumping policy before people dump you!

Chances are less but still I wish main stream media covers the plight of power-loom operators and owners. MSM will not be doing any favor by covering it, it will be real nationalist duty.

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Modi-Jaitley Sarkar : Clueless and Confused

“India’s goal is to pull a large number of people in agri out of the sector and get them into other sectors.”

Arun Jaitley said this in Beijing, he also wants Manufacturing sector to grow and offer jobs. Seems he felt China is the best place to talk about his fantasies.

We have a large population of youth, educated youth, who got no jobs after graduations and now this FM wants people in agriculture sector also to leave their core sector and join the jobless brigade!

Who gave him authority to speak such nonsense? It may be your goal Mr. Jaitley but surely not India’s goal. I suggest FM to open his laptop (hope it is not rented to DDCA) and read BJP Lok Sabha 2014 manifesto, for his ease posting manifesto summary link here BJP 2014 Election Manifesto

The BJP manifesto summary talks about agriculture at 4 places, i.e. on page 2, page 3 & page 5

“Setting up Agri Rail Network” mentioned under Building India.

“Evolve a single ‘National Agriculture Market'” mentioned under Checking Price Rise.

“Strengthening the traditional employment bases of agriculture and allied
industries” mentioned under Employment and Entrepreneurship.

“Ensuring a minimum of 50% profits over the cost of production for the
Regional Kisan TV Channel, reforming APMC Act, farm insurance to be
Adopting a ‘National Land Use Policy’.” mentioned under Agriculture – Productive, Scientific and Rewarding

What you have done in last more than two years for farmers Mr. Jaitley?


Building India has gone for the toss and this Govt seems to be engaged in checking prices of pulses do not fall in the interest of Adani and BJP election funds.

Under Employment and Entrepreneurship BJP said they will strengthen the traditional employment base of agriculture but FM says in China, he wants to pull large number of people out of agriculture and put them in other sectors!

Which other sector is offering surplus job opportunities in India? where our FM will place large number of Agri sector people? and whatever mentioned in BJP manifesto was just another Jumla?

Well aware that current BJP leadership is normally clueless but now got to know that whenever they land in foreign countries they reveal how much confused they are in their job.

What best this Govt done for Agriculture is, Modi spoke about Farmers in his Mann Ki Bakwaas and launched Kisaan Suvidha App! Both things are useless for people suffering in Agriculture sector as for people of other sectors.

BJP Manifesto mentioned “It is an opportunity to change our fate and of our nation” absolutely true, our fate and of our nation changed only for worst where many hands are jobless and they confused people in Govt have nothing to offer except clueless headline management.

In another development PM flagged off 83 projects while celebrating first anniversary of announcement of Smart Cities Mission. This Govt is first of its own kind who also celebrates anniversary of announcements.

In 83 project being flagged of under smart cities mission, smart is predominantly missing and even regular municipality work also listed under the project list by shameless event organizers and PM is anyway ready to cut ribbon be it Ambani’s hospital or Footpath of Pune. For more information on what is being catered as work under smart cities mission, read this..Smart Cities mission 83 projects set for launch today

I have sympathies for BJP because even after having clear-cut huge mandate they are helpless Govt. They are not failing because they have challenges incomparable to those of previous Govts, it is because they all are incompetent for the positions they are holding on to.

Next time don’t be an emotional fool, think wisely before pressing a voting button.

Modi & Jaitley Sarkar is rare cocktail of Clueless & Confused. Their narcissism is incurable.

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Misleading India and Indians

Modi Sarkar is unskilled at matters of Good Governance. His government depends on two things majorly, one is Media management second is sabotaging the set systems.

Media management is now well-known to all and everyone now well aware of, how the clueless FM left his Finance Ministry jobs to PM’s luck and keeps tab on NDTV to TimeNow on what to be shown, when to be shown and what subjects to be debated. This all to divert attention of that public who make their opinions based on noise & nonsense.

Bigger ploy of this government is on different tracks to hide incompetence and failures of governance.

Planning Commission Vs Niti Ayog

Planning commission was reviewing and drawing policies every five years, must note that when India got its multi-fold growth, name & fame in world market, Planning Commission contributed with perfect policies. Now we have Niti Ayog, two years over and no body knows what this bunch of clueless people do!

Now this Niti Ayog has come up with 15 years long-term vision for India! This is perfect ploy, to go out for next elections without answering on what you did in last 5 years!

Rajnath Singh is Home Minister and in full house press conference proved his incompetence and how ill-informed he is when he cluelessly answered to press on JuD.

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Arun Jaitley is the best media manager Modi can have. He can managed NDTV to TimesNow to IndiaToday & all. He is the most responsible person for bull crap being served to common Indians on each national news channel since days of Modi campaign. That is his single most notable contribution to BJP that he pushed Rajnath down and himself became No.2 in Government. In majority of cases he even acts as if he is No.1

Nitin Gadkari is another gem from Nagpur. He has his own scientific temper and irrigation technology. Before 2014 in Maharashtra Ajit Pawar asked permission but Nitin Gadkari shown Farmers the way how to use their farms as urinals and do farming

What to say about Smriti! She is HRD Minister and behaves like step mother to all liberal students and faculty. Her Qualifications of being HRD minister? Think on it India…

Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley are Ex-Officio members of Niti Ayog whereas Nitin Gadkari and Smriti Irani are special invitees! This says all about Niti Ayog. Imagine what kind of policies and deliverable these people will bring in practice to make India flourishing economy. People may keep wondering and guessing, I am cent per cent sure this bunch of unqualified is good for nothing.

GDP and Growth

Government did another worst thing is, changed Gross Domestic Product calculation method and went out thumping own chest and patting own back. They never made an effort with courage to present GDP of last ten years with new calculation method or recent two years with old method. There is so much of fear and cheating intent of keeping Nation misinformed.

We have rising NPAs and everyday shrinking IIP, unfortunately Arun Jaitely is highly clueless and couldn’t revise these calculation methods to fake India Growth Story under Modi Government.

As soon as you question Government over this fake GDP numbers, they come up with an answer “the two sets of contradictory numbers are based on different methods of calculation”. This Government thinks all are fools like 31% and they ploys will go unquestioned.

Rising NPAs, decrease in demand, loss of jobs, young graduates not getting jobs to an extent that Flipkart and L&T Infotech made to headlines and clueless FM is busy in boasting fake numbers & headline management. Why this all? To cover up failures of government! This is misleading the nation and nation will never forgive you for this.

Be bold, be straight, tell the nation what challenges we are going through and be a good leader.

You have to acknowledge a problem exists before you can actually go about finding a solution.” – Demi Moore

The most unfortunate thing happened to this Government is, they could not fake NPAs and Ailing PSU banks.

Good thing happened to India in all this idiocy of Modi Sarkar is Raghu Ram Rajan. Miserable failed in controlling him to their benefit. Words of appreciation for Raghu Ram Rajan, he is the man holding fort of Indian Economy with best possible actions under his capacity to regulate. Thank you Manmohan Singh for such a nice selection.

It’s high time, Modi Government must find better ways to deal with true challenges and stop boasting on manipulated figures. Youth is jobless, everyone can’t become troll in your cause, there are learned Engineers and Graduates, initiate honest steps to make them earning members of their family.

Mr. Modi, Have a word with companies like Flipkart and L&T Infotech, what is their pain? Why they have to take harsh decision not to recruit after spotting great talents!


Do someday Mann Ki Baat of those ailing businesses and jobless youth, irrespective of who voted you or not voted you, you are Prime Minister of 100% India. It’s your job to lead India but sad part is your Government is misleading India and you are happy with Fake Growth! You must come up clean on economic data & economics of nation.

Correct the course before its too late!

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Distractions and Headline Management

“Hi sir, since your’e such a fierce critic, I assume this time our Vadra Exclusive gets some credit from you?”

When I was reading a tweet of Barkha Dutt, the line “I assume this time our Vadra Exclusive gets some credit” caused enough discomfort within me. She was asking Minhaz Merchant, acknowledgement of her efforts to expose Vadra benami property in London. When I heard her name first time in Radia Tapes, even then I felt she will do no wrong, but now Barkha, you let me down.

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Who taught you this kind of journalism Barkha? You broke the story, great! You are known for breaking greatest news breaks but never seen you fighting with trolls and news portal for credit & correctness. Your begging for credit to Minhaz Merchant is so ugly. Why all this? to get in good books of a man who incidentally happen to be PM of country, through brokers like Minhaz, Suhel and another one who happens to good for nothing FM of country!

I would really appreciate if someone does a job & follows it up until Vadra lands in Jail. But, since last few years what I see is Vadra too has become essential ingredient of Headline Management. Use him for the headline, do a story for two days and then run for another headline. The kind of cacophony coming out from your twitter handle is totally unpleasant and looks like you are doing overtime to please somebody.

From NDTV Group Editor you moved to Consulting Editor; are you thinking, this regime of illiterate & clueless will be there for another three years or they may get elected again, so what next? World will not end, don’t worry, you have to do things you are known for doing it fearlessly and that is “Journalism”

You broke the story, leave it in public domain and move on. Fight with news portals over who is correct, begging for credit to irrelevant people; doesn’t suits to Barkha Dutt I knew. Take it or leave it.

“I am an artist I was shooting & was not aware about it. Akhilesh Yadav should take care of law & order: Hema Malini”

Hema Malini’s statement shows utmost insensitivity and indifference towards people. She was involved in a car mishap where a man died and she left the scene without caring for the daughter of dead man! Nothing wrong in her statement, “Akhilesh Yadav should take care of law & order”. It gives me immense hope that someday she will ask “Narendra Modi should have taken care of law & order in 2002” and Narcissist must come out of self & selfie fever to take care of “Law & Order of India”

Of course Akhilesh administration is responsible for all shortfalls but Hema Malini, you are elected MP of Mathura, can’t you at least show some sensitivity and empathy?  The fault lies in current party leadership and is not fault of Hema Malini alone. The party with difference has now became party with indifference. They don’t care who suffers and who gets killed, they care only, is this case help us to get one step closer to power somewhere? That’s what exactly a Gujarat Model in Delhi now.

Thanks to TV Media, Mathura tragedy for turning it in troll fight to conclude who is responsible, Akhilesh or Hema Malini! This shows the maturity of current generation journalists. Discussion should have been on what Govt and intelligence agencies of this country were doing when followers of Baba Jai Gurudev were stocking killer artillery & infantry? Was it all instant reaction? Imagine if this would have happened at some Madrasa or Church or Gurudwara! Surprising as no intellectuals discussing & debating “What about Mathura”.

“MEA to approach UK for Lalit Modi’s extradition after ED response – The Economic Times”

Since 2014 we hear same news by rearrangement of few phrases. We have a BJP CM in Rajasthan who is close pal of Lalit, who helps him to become President of Rajasthan Cricket Association. We have an efficient & kind heart EAM in center who helps fugitives on humanitarian ground. Note that, if extradition happens, it will be also on humanitarian grounds. Though LKM trolls Clueless FM very badly but he is a good friend of Narcissist and  funded BJP campaigns, so be rest assured that nothing is going to happen as per rule of law with LKM. If any notice issued to him will be termed as error by Jr. Officer same as we allowed Vijay Mallya to flee.

“Modi govt’s second anniversary, Italian marine gets bail”

This was the biggest gift in waiting for India, specially for people of Kerala. For one head, we will bring ten heads, foul mouths bowed down and lastly blamed it to International pressure and Supreme Court of India. The Govt of power-hungry crooks, gave a declaration which can be termed as “No Objection Certificate”; in Supreme Court when court asked them what is their stand on Italian Marines. This was perfect barter deal between crooks of India and Italy. One need to recollect Augusta Westland and thereafter total silence in media about both issues. Why? and friends in media say, they are journalist! may be but think do you rise in your own eyes at the end of day? No. I know.

The so-called journalists must answer one day to nation, how you misled the country. Narcissist blown the trumpet for six long hours and you telecast it live on news channels, not one MSM guy has guts to question wastage of tax payers money? I got responses on my tweet that, it was profitable because feed has been sold to other channels and plenty of income came to Parasar Bharti. Losers, answer me, have you elected a PM Neta or Nautanki Abhineta?

Flipkart and L&T already shown the doors to fresh graduates before taking them in, and our PM claims “Yuvaon ki sarkar” raised fuel costs by 2.5, service tax to 15% and claims “Garibon ki sarkar”. Cheerleaders at 9:00PM always shout “Nation wants to Know” on non-issues but they are in fact far away from reality.

Honest journalists are rare species now and when we see someone going off track, it gives pain. Hope, people gone stray will be back on track and rise in own eyes!

Good Bye for now!

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