Manmohan Singh is often referred to as an economist, a reformer and an honest man. Is he any of these? Manmohan Singh is a clever person who has made everyone believe that he is a 'bechara' - or a Prime Minister by accident. The media has gulped this lock, stock and barrel and papers never tire of reporting that he is an 'honest' man, a 'reformist PM,' and also 'an economist' to boot.
Financial papers have been saying that buying insurance online is cheap and convenient. The facts are otherwise. There is an avalanche of ill-researched articles in the financial press these days. One wonders whether these articles are paid ones, as they extol one service or the other.