Because if someone from the family is there and if I don’t perform. For certain things in life it is an ardous task to find explanations and interpretation. Drinking of wine is a major program of Purim celebration.
You can’t thrive in a new, more global world, if you don’t get out of the house and actually see it for yourself. I met my friend Ben a few years ago. He’s a successful entrepreneur who has created and sold businesses. He lives in Manhattan and is a great example of someone who’s realized how important it is to say YES to new opportunities.
It was only after ten years of arduous labour that people began to notice a change in the shape of the hill. Instead of a defiant rock face, the hill had a depression in the middle. Climbing it became a little easier. It dawned on the villagers that the “madman” was on to something. Some even chipped in to help – literally.
In the ensuing election its tactics reaped dividends. In the 225 member Assmebly it could snatch away 117 seats reducing Congress to 73 seats JD(S) getting relegated to the third position with 28 seats others being independent always ready to be horse-traded as and when required.
I don’t watch his matches all the time. I don’t get much time when I am working. Only on off days if there is a match do I get time to see. I was not that much interested in cricket but now that he has started I have gained interest.
We had made a promise to you in 2004 that if we win the Parliamentary elections, we will form a government at the Centre which shall be a government of the poor, a government of the underprivileged. We had promised that we shall form a government which shall work for the common man. And you have witnessed that since 2004, whatever mega programmes we have formulated, whatever thrust areas we sought, these are all directed towards the betterment of the common man. The common man’s well being has been the central theme of all these policies and programmes.
This is not a new argument. Efforts to eliminate the rickshaw have surfaced for years. Most recently in 2005 when the Yogi Adityanath of West Bengal state – Buddhadeb Bhattacharya – announced plans to outlaw the practice of operating rickshaws because it is inhumane. “A disgraceful practice that flourished when the British lorded over the people of this land as subjects of an empire” to coin his wording exactly. Forget the fact that rickshaws were introduced to the city by Chinese traders more than a century ago, and British rulers in Calcutta adopted a law that declared rickshaws a means of public transportation in 1919.
In a corner his Chinese secretary was pounding on a typewriter. Samad the driver and Owen Chung his ADC stood around chatting. I was seated beside a humble Malay lad of about 18. Facing us were three distinguished-looking men – two Chinese and an Indian Muslim. Obviously some rich tycoons, I thought.
The chief minister blamed the central government for the state’s poor financial position. “The 13th Finance Commission has done injustice with the state,” Dhumal said. “The centre has been given a 125 percent raise over the 12th Finance Commission. We have merely got a 50 percent hike. Some states got more than 150 percent.” During his budget speech last year, Dhumal said out of the total budget, only 32.95 percent would be utilised for development activities, the rest would go towards meeting the liabilities on account of salaries, pensions, interests and loans.