Friday, November 10, 2006

India eunuchs turn tax collectors

They can do what the govt can't. They can do what the Tax Dept can't. They can do what the court's can't. They can do what the police can't.

Tax authorities in one Indian state are attempting to persuade debtors to paying their bills - by serenading them with a delegation of singing eunuchs. Eunuchs are feared and reviled in many parts of India, where some believe they have supernatural powers.

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Mahadevan said...

A section of the population believe that if the eunuchs bless small babies, they would do well and therefore they tip the eunuchs generously. They exploit human sympathy. To use a management jargan, Eunuchs convert their threats into opportunities.

Balaji said...

I reckon as long as the strategy works, no one is going to worry too much about it.

Publia said...

Hi Balaji,
I know you have done a number of posts with a military theme. Hope to see something special for our Veteran's Day and your Rememberence Day.

I read that nearly 1 million Indians fought in the Great War, and more than 50,000 of them died.

Let us remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. We can never thank them enough.