Just back from my weekly vegetable and grocery shopping with heavy bulging bags and a much lighter wallet.
I have this habit of keeping a note of my daily expenditure in a diary.
While turning the pages of the diary to make today's entry, the diary opened to the date 12th May 2007, when I'd bought, amongst other things, 10kgs rice for Rs.150 (@Rs.15/kg) and the week's vegetables for Rs.163.
Today's entry for the same items are Rs. 325 and Rs.398 respectively.
Exactly two years and every eatable on the supermarket shelves has doubled or tripled and yet the Economic Times has been gleefully celebrating every Thursday morning that inflation is -0.1%.
Is this what is meant by "lies, damned lies and statistics!!"