Saturday, April 26, 2014

DEFIANT DIVINITY--appeared in the ECONOMIC TIMES ON 26.04.2014


DEFIANT DIVINITY--appeared in the ECONOMIC TIMES ON 26.04.2014
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Defiant Divinity
Tejinder Narang
 God is known by His noble attributes like the truth, all-knowing, loving, compassionate, provider, forgiver, benefactor etc. In Sufi literature Lord is also referred as “Be-parwah (defiant or immune to discipline)”who acts in His Mauj( whims or impulsive nature).
 Some of citations of God’s bundle of contradictions are — He gifts life that is dying every moment.  He projects this creation at his own impulse without any accountability, while principle of karmic retribution is applied to all. Man—made by God with the finest of His Creative expertise –has, by and large, qualities with no semblance to His virtuosity. His presence is veiled in creation, when He is fearless per se.  
Despite being Lord of compassion, He advises Arjuna to fight and kill, so that Dharma or righteousness may prevail.  As God-Man or Man-God, Jesus submits in perfect humility to gallows to re-affirm and proclaim principle of Word of God. To His own incarnation Rama, He assigns jungles and let the evil in Ravana game with his dedicated wife.  Oxymoron is He—atheists may shout??
Mount of Sinai is reduced to ashes just to evidence His presence to Moses. What was the fault of a mute mountain?? He havocs earthquakes, volcanos and famines yet considered kind. Can such disasters be deemed a sort of developmental agenda for future generations? Who knows?? Five elements of Nature—fire, earth, air, water, ether—are made mutually inimical but generously sustain life.
Totally defiant in His own way but yet may be merciful from another perspective. Behind this fa├žade there must be a grand incomprehensible purpose. Not even mystics can express it. Bulle Shah should have said “Ki Jana oh kaun”—(Who He is) instead of “ Ki jana mein kaun”(who am I)!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WTO VS INDIAN RAW SUGAR EXPORT SUBSIDY


Refer my article on raw sugar export subsidy in Financial Express of 15.03.2014 (http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/2558269 and Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA’s) comments http://epaper.financialexpress.com/c/2575215 of 19.03.2014.


Detailed to ISMA are given in my blog http://tpsnarang.blogspot.in/2014/03/sugar-coating-subsidies-financial.html

(Preliminary comments to the objectivity of any export subsidy were given in my blog with link 

http://tpsnarang.blogspot.in/2014/02/subsidy-for-exporting-indian-sugar.html    )







1.     As per media reports of “Times of India” and “Business Line of 15.04.2014”, captured here, following can be inferred—that



2.     WTO is seeking an answer from Indian administration -- Is this subsidy of Rs 3300/tons WTO compliant?  But Government is evading the issue of WTO compliance. Surprisingly, response is vague --- that small volume of Indian raws will not affect world sugar prices.

3.     In less than a month Indian white sugar prices have moved up by Rs 4000/mt ($66) http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/14/india-sugar-election-idINDEEA3D04F20140414
was this subsidy really required??


4.        Times of India reports  that Subsidy, renamed as marketing expenses, was given under pressure from "powerful sugar mills" before the elections. In April 2013, Government deregulated  sugar sector completely.  Gifting funds out of Sugar Development Funds after-- one year of deregulation-- is inappropriate when the sweetener and its by products are freely marketable.

5.     As the reuters link shows , sugar trade is in profit. Will the industry share profits with Government?


6..Arrears of farmers still remain unpaid.

what is wronged cannot be justified !!

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TIMES OF INDIA 15.04 2014






 
























BUSINESS LINE 15.04.2014