Monday, February 16, 2009

'Fallout of job losses can be grave'

Who will bail out the government?

On the eve of the interim budget, Divya (a journalist), Jogin (a student), Mack (an American expat working in India) and Bidyut (an economics professor) get together for coffee. The conversation drifts towards the obvious.

Divya: You are unusually quiet, Jogin. What is the matter?
Jogin: I am wondering what the budget will throw up. The suspense is killing me.
Divya: There are wide spread expectations of sops.

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