PRICE & VALUE: A Tale of Two Cities
by I.J. Singh
Let me borrow the subtitle from Charles Dickens. But mine is a tale of two very different cities, worlds apart in miles and meaning.
I offer you two factoids and then we’ll dissect them.
What we now celebrate as New York City - The Big Apple...
Government appears to have defused a confrontation for now in Parliament by persuading the Opposition to have a discussion on the issue of price rise in the Lok Sabha tomorrow under a rule that does not entail voting.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told reporters that the...
July 14, 2011
At what price, immortality?
Many proposals for artificially extending life could compromise what it means to be human
By Margaret Somerville, Vancouver Sun - July 14, 2011
Look up "transhumanism" in Wikipedia and you will find an extensive entry, with enough...
What a drag … Iceland considers prescription-only cigarettes
Tobacco bill proposes outlawing shop sales, with only doctors allowed to prescribe cigarettes to addicts unable to kick habit
Iceland is considering banning the sale of cigarettes and making them a...
I have seen first hand how much fair trade helps communities in Malawi. Whenever possible it is good to buy fair trade :sippingcoffee:
Now onions at a price that’ll make you cry
The must-have vegetable for most households is
being sold for Rs 70 per kg
Ruchika M. Khanna
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 20
The sharp hike in prices of onions is literally making the common man cry. For the past 20 days, the price of...
"Shining India" Makes Its Poor Pay Price of Hosting Commonwealth Games
by JASON BURKE
The government bulldozers came to the school at 11am, after yoga and before English and Hindi lessons. The children and their teachers had three hours to clear the classrooms. By mid-afternoon...
The Price of a Miracle ?? Just a Dollar and 11 cents !!
A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet.
She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here...
The farmers in Punjab seem to be reaping the benefits of growing Sharbati variety of paddy as it is setting their cash registers ringing. With the private buyers purchasing Sharbati at higher prices than the MSP(minimum support price) of Rs 650 per quintal, the farmers overwhelmed. Notably, some...
... During the 90s, there was the widely reported case of a Sikh woman in Southall, Sunita Vig, who was raped by a Sikh priest. Another ...
Family divided by border, woman pays the price
Chandigarh Newsline, India - 5 hours ago
... An Indian Sikh forcibly marries her and she gives birth to his children. She is haunted by her past and memories of children, left behind in...