Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas window display

A man fishing a Diamond ring

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Respect others

If they respect you, respect them.
If they disrespect you, still respect them.
Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Bouquet of flowers, Sunflower, star shaped flowers

Flower bouquet

Red and Yellow flowers growing on the same tree

Bouquet of flowers, Sunflower, star shaped flowers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Journey of a bride with changing emotions

Bride is married and is going with her husband

Bride is married and is going with her husband, on the right side of the picture is the father of the bride in red Sherwani (long coat)

The bride approaches the car in which she will be driven away with her newly wed husband, as the father looks on, the emotions are building up.

Tears in the eyes of the father and brother as they see their daughter sitting in the car and very soon driven out of their life.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Brink of the lower falls in Yellowstone national park

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone river

Brink of lower falls in Yellowstone national park is Beautiful.

Map and details

PArking and restroom area

Parking is difficult.

You have to go down to see the falls, the slope is steep. But way up, people do get breathless. There are benches to rest and catch your breath.

Pine trees 

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone river

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Be Careful At the Indian Airports

This is a well organized conspiracy by Indian Immigration, Police,
Customs and Air India staff with networking at all the Indian
International Airports. Be watchful when ever you give your
passport to Immigration/ Customs/Air India staff. The pass port can
be easily tampered and can create trouble to you. They have found
easy way of making money from NRIs. This is the way it works:

At the time of the passenger's departure, if the passenger is not
Looking at the officer while he is stamping the exit, the officer
very cleverly tears away one of the page from the passport.

When the passenger leaves the immigration counter, the case is
reported on his computer terminal with full details. Now all over
India they have got full details of the passenger with Red Flag
flashing on the Passport number entered by the departure
immigration officer. They have made their money by doing above. On
arrival next time, he is interrogated. Subject to the passenger's
period of stay abroad, his income and standing etc., the price to
get rid of the problem is settled by the Police and Immigration
people. If someone argues, his future is spoiled because there are
always some innocent fellows who think the honesty is the basis of
getting justice in India.

Please advise every passenger to be careful at the airport.
Whenever they hand over the passport to the counters of Air India,
or immigration or the customs, they must be vigilant, should not
remove eyes from the passport even if the officer in front tries to
divert their attention.

Also, please pass this information to all friends, media men and
important politicians. Every month 20-30 cases are happening all
over India to rob the NRIs the minute he lands.

Similar case has
happened with Aramco's Arifuddin. He was travelling with his

They had six passports. They got the visa of America and
decided to go via Hyderabad from Jeddah. They reached Hyderabad.
Stayed about a month and left for the States. When they reached the
States, the page of the American visa on his wife's passport was
missing. At the time of departure from Hyderabad it was there, the
whole family had to return to Hyderabad helplessly. On arrival at
Bombay back, they were caught by the police and now it is over 2
months, they are running after the Police, Immigration officers and
the Courts.

On going in to details with him, he found out the following:

One cannot imagine, neither can believe, that the Indian
Immigration dept can play such a nasty game to harass the innocent
passengers. All the passengers travelling to & fro India via Bombay
and Hyderabad must be aware of this conspiracy. Every month 15 to
20 cases are taking place, at each mentioned airport, of holding
the passengers in the crime of tearing away the passport pages. On
interviewing some of them, none of them was aware of what had
happened. They don't know why, when and who tore away the page from
the middle of the passport.

One can imagine the sufferings of such people at the hands of the
immigration, police and the court procedures in India after that.
The number of cases is increasing in the last 2-3 years. People who
are arriving at the immigration, they are questioned and their
passports are being held and they have to go in interrogations.
Obviously, the conspiracy started about 2 to 3 years ago, now the
results are coming.

Some of the Air India counter staff too is involved in this conspiracy.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The big myth on Income Tax Payers in India

Data from a Chartered Accountants'Company Secretaries and other professional bodies and groups.......;
Finance Minister said during his budget speech that we are largely a tax *'non- compliant'* society and presented that only *3.7 crores* are  filing ITRs in this poor country of 125 crore population .

*The reply by CAs ,CSs,CMA,s

We have 82 crore voters out of which,

- *75% are agriculturists*  ie. 61.5 crores ( You exempted them straightaway, but they can also buy cars , bungalows etc. as you quoted.. Your political colleagues are also enjoying this exemption) 

*Balance remains... 20.5 crores* 

*Less:24% BPL class* ( Below poverty line)

Means 15 crore population ( which is non agriculturist and non BPL) .. 

*Less : Senior Citizens, Non working wives, unemployed youths, below-taxable income earners... political class.. (say 75%)* ... in a typical indian family only 1 earning member and 5/6 are dependent on him....

*Balance: (15-11.25)=3.75 crores is the earning class ... which can file ITRs and ... they are already filing it...*

.... So almost no gap as FM  is stressing unnecessarily without knowing his country

if FM wants more people to come into tax net ... then... instead foolishly resorting to rampant raids, surveys, notices, scrutiny,  demonetisations etc etc viewed as *tax terrorism*  ... he should defy his negative bureaucrats and .......

1. Introduce simple Income Tax on Agricultural Income on large landlords ( Say 10 Acres plus ) - you can add 26% of Agriculturists as tax payers *( Politicians are also enjoying this exemption )*

2. Instead of introducing 5000 /10000 penalties on late filers of IT return ...
*come out with positive approach and introduce incentives to IT return filers* ( learn from Pakistan, IT assessee gets discount in purchase of Car )

3. *Introduce Privilege card to  those paying taxes above certain limit.. privilege card to entitle assessee with benefits like Priority quota in railway tickets , Use of airport lounges, subsidised medical facilities, etc etc...  let Tax payers feel proud*

4. *Introduce medical insurance / life insurance on basis of average ITR filled... like coverage upto twice of Gross Income in ITR filed for mediclaim and ten times risk cover in case of life insurance* 

5. *Introduce Pension after 65 yrs of age on the basis of tax paid by tax payer during his working life..*

Let honest taxpayers get certain direct benefits.... 

As on today, 3.3% of Indian population is filing ITRs as compared to 8% of China...adding large agriculturists to Income Tax may shoot the figure to more than 10% .... it may help you to cool your tax terrorism mindset and a tax compliant nation ...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mother's love

Mother's love
Before you were conceived,
I wanted you.
Before you were born,
I loved you.
Before you were an hour,
I would die for you.
This is the miracle of life.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dollar Garland

Bride and Groom taking vows
Picture of an Indian wedding, where the bride and groom are taking vows and the groom is wearing a garland made of US$1 notes.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Some beautiful answers and way of thinking of Turkish poet Jalaluddin Rumi

Some beautiful answers and way of thinking of Turkish poet Jalaluddin Rumi,

What Is Poison ? ? ?
He Replied With A Beautiful Answer - "Anything Which Is More Than Our Necessity Is Poison. It May Be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love, Ambition, Hate, Or Anything

What Is Fear ?  
Non Acceptance Of Uncertainty.
If We Accept That Uncertainty,
It Becomes Adventure.

What Is Envy ?  
Non Acceptance Of Good In Others.
If We Accept That Good,
It Becomes Inspiration.

What Is Anger ? 
Non Acceptance Of Things
Which Are Beyond Our Control.
If We Accept, It Becomes Tolerance.

What Is Hatred ?   
Non Acceptance Of Person As He Is.
If We Accept A Person Unconditionally,

It Becomes Love.