Okay this is te time of the year when the annual Jumboree starts with the Union Budget. The Pink papers have been printing reams of paper analysing in fine details and trying to predict the budget. the Industry captains have had their 5 minutes with the FM and the TV crews are camping outside the FMs residence since morning, as if his early morning ablutions will give them a key to the budget 2013. Lot is riding on the Budget today. Realistically 90% of the expenses are already accounted for but it is the big ticket and not so big ticket announcement that gives a signal to the world and the to the Domestic audience about the direction the Economy is headed and how the Govt. of the day is going to steer it for the next 12 months. Request all the Budget related news and views be posted here so that there is no confusion of multiple threads on the same topic.