December 19, 2008

Free Pongal

Already - the gas is free, Now the ingredients for making sweet pongal (a traditional dish that is made on pongal day in TN) - raw rice (500 gm), sugar candy (500 gm), moong dhal (paasiparuppu — 100 gm), cashew, dry grapes and cardamom (20 gm), would be given for free, through ration shops between January 1 and 14.
Simply amazing..Wonder how they get such ideas? Now, what abt the utensils for making sweet pongal????

4 comments:

Vijay said...

இதற்க்கு ஆகும் செலவு எழுபது கோடி.

More info @ http://idlyvadai.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-post_17.html

Ruling party needs to win by-election @ Thirumangalam and ppl need to forget about the power crisis. So, such a stunt.

BTW, have a look @ Mathi's cartoon on this
http://www.dinamani.com/Images/dec08/Adade-19.jpg

-Vijay-

sugan said...

Terrible.. By hook or crook, by-elections are always won by the ruling party. Thirumangalam will also go the DMK way!

Krishnan said...

These kind of populist schemes just encourage laziness and encourage begging bowl mentality.

Varun Gupta said...

Nice post on Pongal. Looking for more on coming days regarding Pongal. Wish u a very Happy Pongal Festival. Want to exchange link with my post.
Regards,
Varun