Thursday, May 11, 2017

Err…

The article goes on to say:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was asked to provide a copy of the minutes of the meetings held in its office during which the decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was taken. It was also asked to share a copy of the correspondence made with the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the finance ministry on demonetisation issue.

"Disclosure of such information would detriment economic interest of the country from the viewpoint of the objectives sought to be achieved by such decision," the RBI said in reply to the RTI application filed by a PTI correspondent.

It is also likely to impede future economic or fiscal policies of Government of India, the central bank said. The disclosure of information, therefore, qualifies for exemption under section 8 (1) (a) of the Right to Information (RTI) Act

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There are plenty of us who hold the opinion that there are NO MINUTES, because this shitty decision was taken arbitrarily by ‘King Narendra’.

Any ‘meetings’ that might have taken place would simply be - the PM / some idiot from that bunch - DICTATING to the RBI Governor as to what is expected of him. All the correspondences (formal / informal) involving the PMO-RBI-Finance Ministry would simply be about ‘Damage Control and/or managing the situation (read media)’.

That said… how hard is it to just WRITE UP a set of back-dated minutes showing a wide ranging discussion, conducted at an undisclosed location - to ensure confidentiality, touching on several points, including the effectiveness of demonetization of existing high denomination notes. ?!!?

  • Just come up with a set of minutes.
  • Look up at the previous calendar schedules.
  • Find a date and/or time that doesn’t place you (and the supposed participants) at any other verifiable event / meeting / place.
  • Mark said manufactured minutes as Minutes of a ‘CONFIDENTIAL / TOP SECRET MEETING’.

This counters any staff from RBI or PMO expressing no recollection of such a ‘meeting’.

PMO and/or RBI can’t bother themselves for even this? Is that too hard? Or are you cunts just too lazy to come up with a sensible cover up?

Guess it’s just easier to use some crap like the Official Secrets Act or similar caveats.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

STOP!

French artist turns chicken for three-week egg hatching

He will live inside a glass vivarium until his charges hatch, watched by visitors to the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.


French artist Abraham Poincheval entombs himself in boulder

He will become the "beating heart" of the 12-tonne boulder, he says - discovering how that perspective warps time and space.

Poincheval is conducting his experiment at Paris's Palais de Tokyo gallery.


French artist starts fortnight inside bear

A French artist has begun an artistic performance that will see him spend 13 days living inside a hollowed-out bear.


Stop terming this crap as ‘Performance’ and if this is all that Poincheval is going to do then please stop calling this cunt an ‘Artist’.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Versailles – Season 2

Done with Season 2. Entertaining. Interesting. Intriguing. Exemplary execution. The way the story-line unfolds is brilliant.

Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan (Anna Brewster) – She is still good to look at, but the character is rather annoying to watch. The mopey bits make one want to slap her around.

Barring her, all the other characters, including the supporting characters, delivered exceptional performances.

Waiting for Season 3.

Came across this on Boing Boing, the other day:

Couldn’t be bothered to click on this animated GIF, but I did spend a few minutes looking for another GIF to express how I felt:

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“Stopped To Paani Puri…” Err…

Seriously guys! PROOF the content before publishing it.

With that out of the way, let’s examine the case itself:

  • The CA in question forgot the keys in the ignition.
  • Someone noticed the keys and tried his luck with the glove box.
  • All this happened on a day when he had INR 500,000 in the glove box.
  • Investigators suspect an organised gang and suggest that somebody with prior knowledge about the cash was following the CA and capitalised when the opportunity presented itself.

While all of the above events seem plausible, the likelihood of all of the events occurring simultaneously is... well... let’s just say it is possible, just not highly probable (and extremely unfortunate).

Point 1 – Let us rubbish the suggestions of the investigators. Organised gangs do NOT wait for the mark to ‘STOP TO PAANI PURI’. Hit-Snatch-Run would be a more likely approach. Especially if they had information that the individual was carrying cash.

Point 2 - Any individual (with criminal intent / leanings) who encounters keys in the ignition is more likely to ride away with the scooter, as opposed to attempt to unlock the glove box and expect to get lucky. UNLESS the individual had prior information, in which case… refer to Point 1.

Point 3 – A more plausible, probable and simple explanation exists. The CA in question has orchestrated the incident. Even if CCTV footage is found of another individual opening the glove box, reasonable doubt still exists about collusion.

I am not an investigator. My conclusions may be far from the actual account of events (I am just bored). That said, the above conclusion is the only logical deduction (based on the information provided in the article) that actually fits.

Everything else… although plausible and possible; is highly improbable.

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