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MAXImum Retail Price

Probably, you had been in the situation many a times in India. Shops at theatre complexes, motels and restaurants sell food, snacks or drinks at a higher rate than the Govt. Specified MRP (Maximum Retail Price). Actually, the MRP includes all sorts of taxes and nobody is supposed to sell at a higher price than MRP. I am asking you to read the following mail from one such concerned citizen from India . I have given my advice to the person (May publish if I receive any reply for this post). Then, comment on this what will YOU do at a similar situation. " Hi Murugan I am Abhilash.I stay in India. I am a strict anti-bribery guy.I hate to endorse and support corruption,cause that's the MOST dangerous disease eating away the society;according to me.And first and foremost,that shouldn't be the way of life just because that shouldn't be.It's unethical and illegal. One of the things that irritates me a lot is the selling of some goods at a price more than

How to change the World?

Photo Courtesy: Flickr; Credits to babasteve , the photographer. When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it too seemed immovable. As I grew into my twilight years, in one desperate attempt, I settled for changing m y family, but alas, they would have none of it. And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize; If I had changed myself first, then by example I might have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement I would then have been able to better my country and who knows, I may even have changed the world. -Tomb inscription in the crypts of Westminster Abbey, circa 1100 AD

What's this Australia?

Based on the news item by The Advertiser It is very embarrassing that Indian students who are living within the suburb Enfield particularly Collins Street are getting assaulted by some local strangers (Australians?) during the last couple of months. There are roughly 7 such cases known during this period.Yesterday was the most threatening day for two of the Indian guys as four local guys attacked on them at Collins Street. One of the guys named Mihir Patel was badly hurt. His face is completely crushed, nose is fractured and abdominal muscles are ruptured. Now he is in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Royal Adelaide Hospital and doctor says that his condition is still unstable. The friend of (other guy) Mihir got his hand fractured and is also serious. Doctors suggested that Mihir should be operated within 2 days and the estimated cost would be around 10 - 12 thousands Australian dollars. It is our moral responsibility to support our friends in such difficult situation. Let’s get to