What’s Shorter than a Mum-Pune flight? Passing the Finance Bill

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What’s Shorter than a Mum-Pune flight? Passing the Finance Bill

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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umbai to Pune is a 35-minute flight, one of the shortest flight routes in the country. As I set my phone to flight mode, the country set itself to panic mode. I had no idea that while I was soaring in the sky at 35,000 feet, our politicians were plunging to the depths of moral and ethical behaviour in Parliament.

12.00 pm: My flight commenced, and with the exception of a crying baby in the diagonal seat, it was fairly calm. On the ground though, a shouting match had begun in Parliament. It’s rather shameful, isn’t it, that we expect a crying baby to eventually stop after a few minutes but grown adults shouting over each other and adjourning Parliament day in, day out is the norm now?

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