Everywhere, the glare of the sun blots out the stars...

November 27, 2009

The sunrise on the Marina today was lovely, as usual…

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It really looked like the “rising sun” symbol of the ruling party of Tamil Nadu, the

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or DMK

Came back and read more about Dubai’s debt…and felt that everywhere, I am watching hype and brightness and charm of manner overshadow genuine worth, and steadiness.

Those who have charm…bankers…financiers…the “marketers” convince others with big talk and sweet words…and honest and trusting people fall for it, every time!

It’s so sad that often, big finance seems to be a big sham, without any substance to it. The edifice stands as long as Peter can be robbed to pay Paul. When Peter refuses to be fleeced, the walls go tumbling down.

Love of money is, indeed, the root of all evil. Five years ago, “Dubai” was a magic word; what is it today?