I have a lot of things in mind to write but not finding enough time. Most of you would have already noticed that I am not being very regular on this blog since the beginning of February. Getting very busy at work offlate and hence not able to spend time on blog to write new posts. So, I decided to write a small post with a set of quick updates. Here it goes…
1. First of all, here is a bit of bad news for you folks. Formula One season for 2010 is all set to begin on March 12 with 19 races scheduled this year. Unlike last year, I wouldn’t be commissioning a Fantasy F1 game for my blog readers. Last year we had a gala time playing ‘Fantasy Formula One’ throughout the previous F1 season. This year Yahoo! has decided to put a hiatus on the F1 fantasy game on its sports portal and thus warrants a situation where in we would miss some fun playing and knowing the game of F1 better. Stay tuned, Yahoo! has promised to come Bigger and Better for the next season. In the mean while, if I come across any other F1 Fantasy gaming site which is as good as Yahoo!, I shall write about it and let us all participate by playing the game.
2. All the foodies out here would love this blog more in the coming days. My good old friend Disha will be authoring some exotic recipes on this blog going forward. Get ready to experiment yourself with all those recipes. Glad to have her here on this blog… welcome Disha!
3. Currently I am playing around with the performance of my blog since a week, whenever I get time. Not sure how many of you have noticed the blog’s performance has improved by atleast 3.5 times now compared to a month back! I will share all the secrets once I reach the target numbers I have in mind 🙂 I am sure, most you folks don’t want to miss out on that!
4. I wanted to write a post on this year Union Budget. Given the kind of hype media has created on this budget via both the print and visual modes, decided not to write a post on that topic. Though the budget looks juicy to individual tax payers, in reality it doesn’t give you more money to merry. New tax slabs will only be beneficial to large income groups to some extent. Money that is being saved in the form of tax is being taken away by increasing the fuel prices and the duty on petroleum products, etc., So, everything will go up. Considering the inflation numbers, this tax benefit is of not much help given the price rises which have refused to come down for almost a year now.
Leaving it aside, what is your thought on sales tax levied by central and state governments? At least for us (the salaried class people), the money comes to hand after income tax deductions at source. With the already taxed money, you go out in market to buy products and you are mandated to pay tax on those too… Why are we paying double tax? have you ever thought about it? Don’t be surprised if you get to know that you are paying back about 40-45% of your hard earned money back to government through various forms of tax!
On this blog, you can read about a couple of the highlighted points from the Budget regarding New Symbol for Indian Rupee and Direct Tax Code to be implemented from 2011 onwards. Heading out of Bangalore tomorrow for a day trip and I promise to get more interesting photos upon my return. I will keep you folks guessing about the venue until I return back 😉
Perfect… I guess trip photos are most awaited as of now!
I have already posted the pics in next couple of articles after this one! Enjoy going through them 🙂
Gaurav Shah says
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Hi Gaurav, get in touch with Raghav by mailing him on rijjada @ yahoo . com (remove the spaces)
man…work doesn’t allow ……..i haven’t even read anything about the budget or the railway budget….i have been following budgets since last 4 years……and this year believe won’t be able to cover it………damn work…. 🙂
being busy also led my blogs popularity going down…..can easily guess that by checking my alexa…… 🙁
hope to get more updates from you…….cause i won’t be spending much time on reading newspaper and etc……….
hmmm… it is always better to stay updated about the things that matter the most to us. Never late, read through when you find time. For this year, you can safely skip 🙂
yea….will try….it’s just that i’m into personal blogging and like to read abt the same…..insurance and food and etc…..are the blogs which i can’t understand….atleast rite now…….
but for other’s i’ll be back
Recipes…wow I hav lately been bitten by the cooking ka keeda. Wud see if I can try some of ur recipes too.
Budget or no budget, inflation continues. Now fuel too is costly. It’s still not much difficult for us. But for poor people, someone like my maid who earns not more than 3k, I just imagine how she makes ends meet.
Very true Aditya, the more I think about the price rise, that much more I curse our system. But that is the reality!
Wow! The performance improvement bit is interesting Mohan 🙂
N we r gonna hv recipes here .. thatz awesome 🙂 Welcome Disha 🙂
I know… performance matters the most to everyone. 🙂
waiting for your update on budget.
oh dear… i wrote about it…. I am not going to talk much about the current budget.
Am out of my work for last month and didnt feel like looking at TAX stuff, it pains me both ways now…
have a nice trip…
Don’t worry Shruti… belated birthday wishes.. enjoy maadi. You wont get such free time often while working… so make the best of it 🙂
jyoti ajay says
waiting for the mouth watering recipes.
me too 🙂
R Saraswathan says
Hey Mohan, Thanks for the “PingBox”. I have added it to my Blog and look forward to chatting with you!
Cool! Sure, will catch up with you sometime via that ping box 🙂
This budget is like feeding the common man with a carrot (personal taxes) and hitting at the back (indirect taxes on account of raise in fuel prices).
Very well summarized 🙂 … still laughing out to destress myself!
Hey I want to knw how to improve performance 🙂 I will wait for further updates on that.. 😀 And yummm.. I am a great great foodie so will wait for the culinary posts on ur blog 🙂
Sure, Let me achieve the target numbers… I will certainly share the tools and the secrets to improve performance.
i can’t wait for all this fun info…
R Saraswathan says
It is a pity that we have to bear the brunt of deficit by paying additional taxes for the faulty implementation of the tax laws. As you rightly said, the meager additional income through wider slab is taken away by the increased prices on commodities. Looking forward to some juicy details, upon your return, with pictures!!
Well, the new Direct Tax Code is just round the corner! I believe that will bring in a lot of cheer for individual tax payers. There are few things which aren’t in our control. It is waste of thinking about such things 😉
Just back this morning.. will post the photos soon 🙂
Its sad that DTC and GST have both been postponed to the next-to-next financial year. And the Government is still picking some products to exempt from excise duty: ugh! Why cant we take that big step?
Kartikay, initial plan was to introduce DTC for 2011-12 FY. Big step needs massive time for our civic bodies… No?