I think there is no need for me to 'explain', the cartoons say it all...let us enjoy 'reading' about our country's scams and vote for these people, again and again:
These two letters are published in 'Outlook' magazine:
With corruption scandals running into lakh crores (1 followed by 12 zeroes), we need new numeric units to comprehend these humongous figures.
O. Solaiappan, Salem
I have spread the (sort of reply!) letter here, so that it will be clearer! You can see the original in the Outlook link! Mukul Jain, you are great!
A few ideas for new words to refer to large numbers: So,
1,00,000 crore = 1 raja;
10,000 crore = 1 radia;
1,000 crore = 1 kalmadi.
So Anilbhai’s home in Pali Hill will now cost Rs 4.5 kalmadi;
ongc’s annual output is Rs 1.2 raja;
India’s loss in the 2G scam is about Rs 1.7 raja;
India’s total annual subsidy on kerosene is Rs 2 radia.
Mukul Jain, on e-mail