The Indian petroleum pricing mess!

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

Here are two articles from rediff.com, well over two years apart. Much water has flown under the bridge since April 2003 and July 2005. The world has changed, and so has India – politically, economically. But it’s shocking how these two articles are nearly identical!

Govt taxes to blame for high petrol prices” – April 22, 2003.
Minus tax, petrol would cost Rs 18/litre” – July 27, 2005.