• India

    Why India should change its fiscal year

    When I was in school, I heard that India’s fiscal year start’s on 1 April because India is a agrarian economy and the harvesting season happens in April. But now I think it could be 1 April because UK has it’s fiscal year on 1 April, and after Independence, we might have preferred to simply keep it that way. But I think we should change the fiscal year to either 1 January or 1 October. Or we could keep start our fiscal year on Diwali, the way Stock market begins it’s new year. But why should we change it? Because majority of development work at center, state and municipality level…

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    Why writers are returning their awards

    What will you do when your job is threatened and you can no longer do your work freely that you have been enjoying for your whole life?What if you are threatened of dire consequences just because you were doing your work the way you want to do it?What if you cannot roam freely because of your vocation? Do you sit at home or change your vocation?What if your views are disagreeable to others and that prevents you from doing your job properly, and sometimes even threaten your existence? I am sure many of us can’t even imagine these situations because of the mediocre boring jobs that we are doing daily.…

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    Booking Indian Railway Tickets For Senior Citizens – Concession and Quota

    Concession means that you get a discount in your ticket price. Quota means some seats are allotted for a particular group – like few for ladies, few for defence, few for senior citizens and rest for general public.  Indian Railways provides some benefits to senior citizens which are mentioned in this document here Two of the most important things are –  1. Concession in Ticket price: 40% for men and 50% for women. Please refer (i) in above document.  How to get this concession:  Getting concession is fairly simple when booking tickets online for senior citizens through www.irtctc.co.in. You need to simply select the checkbox for senior citizen and carry…

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    The Return of East India Company

    I was excited today as my new table was delivered at my place. I was used to tables being delivered in full form (on 4 legs) with great difficulty through the three feet wide doors. But today the table was delivered in parts. The first package had the legs, the second had the table top, the third package contained the material for drawers. Then the ‘carpenter’ opened all the boxes and started joining the pieces like a child playing with a kit. In between this excitement, it was sad to see that the carpenter didn’t actually make the table from scratch but was only assembling the pieces. The table was…

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    Update on Reservation Issue…

    2 members of the Knowledge Commission recently gave their resignation to the PM, as they were not happy with the developments regarding the Reservation matter and the approach that the UPA government is taking to tackle it. The Indian Express has published the full text of the resignation letter that Mr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta gave to Mr. Manmohan Singh. It is in the editorial section of Indian Express on 23rd May, 2006. I would suggest everyone to read it, if possible. It clearly shows that even the UPA is internally divided on this issue. Update : You can read the letter here – Dear Prime Minister …

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    One more blog on Anti – Reservation !

    The real hot topic amongst the youth of India is the anti-reservation bill which is proposed by Arjun Singh , the HRD minister. I have read some blogs on this topic, and I think there are hundred more, stressing on the disadvantages of the bill, and the impact it might have in future on our youth. So I wont write anything about that. It is well understood that the proposal to bring 49% reservation in education seats is definitely not good , if you see the big picture. Already , we students have suffered because of the 22 – 25% reservation currently existing in all institutions and universities. From past…