Freakonomics!!!!


Freakonomics šŸ™‚ Yeah thatā€™s what I like calling our economics. Ever wondered why one day we have good roads, and suddenly the next day they are all dug up all over againā€¦what happened in one night..looks like there was an earthquake..that swallowed up the road and now all that we have left pot holes all overā€¦(literally you have to search for the roads)ā€¦.Last week I was very happy coz after many months the roads were all done..and I was like thank God just in time before the rainsā€¦.but alas my joy was too shortlived.. ļŒ coz the very next day after road was doneā€¦there was a gaping hole right in the middle of the road..what happened there I have no clueā€¦.. Thatā€™s when I decided to start rationalizing the entire incident and tried to make some economic sense. This is what I am explaining in this write up Freakonomics. In college I had learnt that in order for the economy to be good there should be good spending power..and my hypothesis is just thatā€¦the government is creating employmentā€¦how that works you ask meā€¦well this is howā€¦.You have the 1st set of workers come and dig up the roadā€¦the next set of workers put in wires..remove some stuff do whatever that is that they have toā€¦.then you have the next set workers..do up the road..fill the hole with mudā€¦there is purchase of raw material such as stonesā€¦tar etcā€¦then you have the rollers and other huge machinery at workā€¦and then when you start enjoying the new road..you then see a group of workersā€¦digging up all over againā€¦and now they have to put in some more wiresā€¦.and the entire (vicious) cycle continues..so the government has created (artificial) employment so there is increased spending/ purchasing power..created a demand for raw materialā€¦this leads to a healthy economics..inflation is then in controlā€¦ I donā€™t mind the digging and filling of roads or the creation of employmentā€¦what I donā€™t understand is why dig up roads that are perfectly fine..why donā€™t you use the laborers and raw material on roads where it is extremely necessaryā€¦ Like Laxman says it I am common man with very common thoughts and cannot strategize like the politicianā€¦all I think of where is my road goneā€¦ā€Country road take me home to the place I belongā€¦ā€¦ā€

Random Thoughts….


In this present era of strife and tribulation…its always difficult to find something good to smile about…However I believe there are small moments…. little momentsā€¦. that help in getting a smile on your face… šŸ™‚

Just the other day I was travelling in a Bus and noticed that a rickshaw had broken down in peak traffic and on an uphill road……Out of the blue from behind came another rickshaw who was plying his passenger to his destinationā€¦seen the trouble that this rickshaw guy had problems with pushing the rickshaw and without batting an eyeā€¦just started pushing his rickshawā€¦with his leg. giving momentum. for the other rickshaw to moveā€¦

On the same day in the eveningā€¦I noticed something similar. Where a passenger got out of the rickshaw and started pushing the rickshaw along with the driverā€¦.so as to give it a run up start :-)ā€¦.these are common menā€¦helping in very ordinary situationsā€™. How often we may have seen that when a biker meets with an accident in an instant you will have other bikerā€™s help the hurting soul. They will do everything possible right from checking if the biker is hurt to see if the bike is allrightā€¦:-):-) where does this Humanitarian come fromā€¦these are little things that we miss seeing in our busy day to day lifeā€¦if only took the time to enjoy this small things and smile and make a difference where possibleā€¦ā€¦the world will be a different place..it will be a place of heaven on earth!!!!!!ā€¦

While I am still at my random thoughtsā€¦couldnā€™t help writing about the weatherā€¦.The treetops are raging redā€¦.it is the onset of Monsoonā€¦early morning is cloudyā€¦and rain Gods..are just about threatening to open the flood gatesā€¦.the air smells differentā€¦.the birds are chirpingā€¦its transition of 2 seasonsā€¦God has planned it so wellā€¦just after the sultry hot summer…there is respite in the rainā€¦very similar to our life it is only after we are down in the valley and endured the hardships there that we are rewarded with the beauty at the Mountain topā€¦.another week to 10 days I am sure we will have pre monsoon showers which will mark the beginning of the rainsā€¦.

Eagerly looking forward to the rainsā€¦to the smell of wet Mudā€¦.to the new greeneryā€¦.everywhereā€¦to a new life altogether!!!!!!!!!

The reason is You!!!!


I’m not a perfect person
There’s many things I wish I didn’t do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you

I’m sorry that I hurt you
It’s something I must live with everyday
And all the pain I put you through
I wish that I could take it all away
And be the one who catches all your tears
Thats why i need you to hear

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is You

and the reason is You!!!!!

I’m not a perfect person
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you

I’ve found a reason to show
A side of me you didn’t know
A reason for all that I do
And the reason is you!!!!!