Monday, June 21, 2010

Rains and the Economy

We all know the co-realtion between good rains and the economy. In India we always thought that as we are an agriculture domianted economy, we are very dependent on rains .

However an interesting thought came to my mind the other day. Rains are great for the urban economy too. Look at Mumbai as an example. The moment it rains, all rickshaw and taxi drivers who otherwise have no 'bhada' are in business. people who normally take buses / trains will take rick / taxi to reach their destinations. The other day there were no ricks at the arrivals where normally there is a serpentine queque of ricks and supply overshoots demand. Why? because it was raining and the rickshaws in the area had already got long haul passengers to bother waiting at the airport.

talking of rains, we in mumbai are hoping it rains well this year and fills all our water supplying lakes. Keep your fingers crossed.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Morning after

Monday 26th April...the day after Mumbai Indians lost the IPL finals

the scene in mumbai in the morning was pretty much like a funeral procession. There were people who had mustered up the strength to get traveling, but the usual energy was fights, no pushing for seats

In office too people worked like silent zombies...the depression getting to them.

Quite a contrast to Sep 2007 when Dhoni and Co got the T20 world cup did the same Mumbai celebrate and air bus to welcome the heroes home!!!!

If franchisee loyalty is what IPL wanted, it's engraved by leaps and bounds into the Mumbaikar after this season. people already awaiting the Champions T20 and billing it as revenge time...

For the record - by Tuesday Mumbai was back to life ..the usual way :)