long time i know, but i’ve come to terms that this is the way it works!
12 30 am. too sleepy. but its too good a material to let pass.
elections tomo. not much campaigning i’ve seen. wonder where in karnataka the CM’s of probably 10 other states are campaigning.
it was in the news yesterday about Reliance Petroleum closing all its 1500 odd retail branches. Reason – pricing and losses with the govt selectively compensating PSU retailers. what shame. first of all to be controlling oil rates, and then for giving away someones your money to selective people for the profit of the govt. outright fraud.
And the thing about petrol prices is, it is only after govt takes away its _due_ custom duties. of how much ? around 130%, eh ? the price shows. Its where the Govt is making its money.
Shell India is also closing operations and it would be sad to see them go given their service and product quality setting new standards in the retail pertol stations. Sadly, i also think it’s the second time for Burma Shell! after 30 yrs again, at this time, when the world looks at India as a fast developing country!
On a totally unrelated note however and incidentally, i’d been to a Reliance Petro retial last week. The guy didn’t agree for payment by card. Either he was not following the guidelines or Reliance retail has a lot to learn!
Also on another unrelated note, Reliance Wellness and Reliance Jewelery have quite recently opened up in Bangalore.