Monday, October 5, 2015

The only reason a host of states is NOT keen on implementing GST is because they would be forced to tax certain sectors at flat rate instead of the totally random and ad-hoc rate at which they do now!

Show me a very good reason why would someone pay road tax @7.5% for ex-showroom price in Haryana and a totally atrocious and unacceptable 14.5% in Karnataka! Roads in Karnataka arent made of Mysore Pak or anything...and in any case Haryana roads are better.

Opponents are crying hoarse at the complexity of the whole rollout, but for me its more of a convenience since the whole rigmarole of border check-posts will be done away with, reducing haftas and the entire inspector raaj will be finally disbanded. 
The final bit will of course reduce the extra income of the political classes and their pet goons and friendly baniyas, but most people will be happy otherwise.

Long weekend drive from NCR: Notes to myself

1.Never ever plan a drive to any place of remote interest to Dilliwalas on a long weekend. The roads will be choc-a-bloc with rashly driven cars and SUVs,the public restrooms can put a refugee camp to shame and the hotels will charge you just about enough to be manageable by selling one kidney.
2.All shops and restaurants will run out of IMFL and paneer( Kadhai, Butter masala, Malai, Methi, Mutter all types). Soya chaaps will be sold out by saturday afternoon.
3. If its a hill station, road-side garages will make a neat packet patching up burnt clutch-plates and changing brake pads.
4. Prepare for dents, dings, scratches and long queues if god forbid someone blows a turbo/ tyre/ head-gasket bang in the middle of a hairpin.
5. Carry 5 litres of water, electral and energy bars. Wear comfy shorts, a nice sun-glass and drink lots of kadak adrakwali chaai.