Friday, April 21, 2006

Arisiyal - Rice politics

The Tamil Nadu Arasiyal has par-boiled down to "Free Arisi". While the "Old Man with no eyes" has promised Arisi for Re 2/kg, Amma tops him by offering "Buy 10 kgs for Re.3.50 and get 10 kgs free".

I feel that Amma's offer is sensible because there is a minimum buy catch that many small families may not choose to avail. This is certainly beneficial for the larger families with low income. A win-win situation.

However, the FM, Mr. P.C conveniently overlooks the catch and plays Arisiyal or Ricetics with the issue. God alone can save our India from this man.

Btw, I have no clue as to how much rice, a regular four member family consumes per month. Does anybody here know?

10 comments:

ashok said...

arisiyal! cool term!

R. Balaji said...

Amma, has clarified that people can take the 10 kg free even if they do not buy 10 kg at Rs 3.50 a kg.
A family of four will need about 20 kg.

Rajesh said...

Balaji,
Who do you think shd/wd win?
I watch SUNTV and am being made to believe that DMK Front will sweep it.

Anonymous said...

Modhalla kuduka mudiyadhunnu sollardhu, apparum kudukardhu....


Arisiyal lla idhellam sagajam appa!!!

R. Balaji said...

Sorry, Rajesh, no idea at all.

Deepa said...

Tells a lot about how much you enter the kitchen (pantry).;-)

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Rajesh

Welcome back from Hibernation. Wonder what took u so long :) Btw I came to Texas 4 days back, stayed there for 3 days.

Also, if u watch Sun News obviously they will claim that MK gonna win. If you watch Jaya news, they gonna claim that JJ would win. Watch Doordarshan !!! :)

Rajesh said...

Is DD not pro-Central govt. which will translate to supporting the DMK front at the state?

I have been busy at work, family...
Ah who am I kidding. I just didn't feel like.

Did u come to Dallas? We cd have met.

Deepa,
True to an extent. However I do the grocery. Never bothered to budget or shd I say never had the necessity. Touchwood. Maybe when JPMC fires me :-)

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

No Rajesh. I did not come to Dallas. I came to Austin with Sarathy. We stayed at Roundrock at my friend's place close to Dell. I used to work for Dell so it was nice visiting the headquarters and other places. I found the weather to be a chennai weather :)

There was a war going on at Deepa's blog's comments section sometime back. Thanks to fellas like me, Deepa had a tough time moderating comments :) But you should have backed couple of us then cos some of us were pissed off with a fellow's comments.

Rajesh said...

Help me catch up!!! Which article?