Sunday, July 2, 2017

INCOME TAX RELIEF

A few days ago I read in the newspaper that there has been an appeal to government to reduce income tax i r o single working girls. It was suggested that lower rates may be made applicable to them.

This set me thinking that even pensioners also need this relief. On retirement income of a pensioner becomes 50% of what his salary was. Even dearness allowance which he was getting becomes less as it is calculated on basic pay / pension. Family commitments like marriages of daughters/sons, taking care of old parents, other such social obligations etc etc of a pensioner do not become less. Thus I feel that income tax on pension should be 50% of what it is on salary while in service, if not waved off completely.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GOOD AND REALISTIC ARTICLE

A friend of mine shared this by mail and I just could not resist temptation to share it with you all. Please do spare some time to read it and share your views :

"
THE BACK NINE

I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & WAS READING FAST UNTIL
I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE.
I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING SLOWER AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD. THIS EMAIL
IS VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING. MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK.  
READ SLOWLY!


AND THEN IT IS WINTER


You know ... time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.


But, here it is... the back nine of my life and it catches me by surprise...
How did I get here so fast?
Where did the years go and where
did my youth go?


I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that I was only on the first hole and the back nine was so far off that I could not fathom
it or imagine fully what it
would be like.


But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting gray...they move slower and I seean older person now.
Some are in better and some
worse shape than me...but,
I see the great change....Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd become.


Each day now, I find that just getting
a shower is a real target for the day!
And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory!
Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!


And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for
all the aches and pains and the loss
of strength and ability to go and
do things that I wish I had done
but never did!!
But, at least I know, that though
I’m on the back nine,
and I'm not sure how long
it will last...this I know, that when
it's over on this earth...it's over.
A new adventure will begin!  
Yes, I have regrets.
There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things
I'm happy to have done.
It's all in a lifetime.


So, if you're not on the back nine yet...let me remind you,
that it will be here faster than
you think. So, whatever you would
like to accomplish in your life
please do it quickly!
Don't put things off too long!!
Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you’re on the back nine or not!


You have no promise that you will
see all the seasons of your life....so,
live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them
in all the years past!!


"Life" is a gift to you.  
The way you live your life is your
gift to those who come after.
Make it a fantastic one.
LIVE IT WELL!  ENJOY TODAY!
DO SOMETHING FUN!  BE HAPPY ! HAVE A GREAT DAY
Remember "It is health that is
real wealth and not pieces of gold
and silver. 
LIVE HAPPY IN 2017!


LASTLY, CONSIDER THIS:
~Your kids are becoming you......but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names.... But it's OK because some people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore, but you really don't care that you aren't as interested.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV 'ON' than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... ???
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.

~~~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all,  
OLD FRIENDS!!


Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!"
Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.


TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN; YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS
“ Do Not Regret Growing Older.
It is a Privilege Denied to Many.”

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

For the last few days I have been wanting to share with you all what I think about a couple of things which had been dominating news.

First is, what kind of elected representatives do we have? This came to my mind after watching MLAs throwing paper missiles on Hon'bel Governor when he was addressing their session. Thereafter they had audacity to say that they were not throwing paper at him but giving their applications. Applications for what? And is that the way to give applications,if those were applications? They think the public is without brains and will swallow whatever they say. PITY. This also proves a famous saying " We get the government we deserve." So true. We only elected those leaders to work for our good cause.

Second is, so many well known persons as well as a couple of political parties are raising voice against Army for their actions in Kashmir against stone pelters and against Army Chief for saying that he can not ask his personnel to stand mute to get hurt. I will not say anything on this issue except that such persons should be taken without any publicity and made to wear forces uniform to be with the them to face stone pelters. I am all for HUMAN RIGHTs but don't we feel that with that comes HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY? We have freedom to choose our profession, can I choose to be a spy for enemy country and claim it as my Human Right? Can I damage public property for protesting whatever cause be it and shout against such acts if my own property is damaged by protesters?

Food for thought. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ANOTHER ONE

I read in newspaper that a VC of newly formed university has put a mattress in his office and is working while sitting on that. REASON : He has not been provided with a chair of his liking which cost Rs 60,000.

I wonder what students of that university will be in future after seeing this example! 

Monday, April 24, 2017

DO YOU AGREE?

I am all for upliftment of economically backward class without any caste distinction. I believe that if you cover that segment of society, it will automatically have persons of present BC & OBC in majority. But it is really heartbreaking when a very well educated and very well placed person takes shelter of DALIT card to hide his mistakes or inadequacies.

I also support those who are activists of protection of human rights but when they take side of those who indulge in violence against law enforcement agencies, I would like to ask them what about similar rights of personnel of those agencies. Are they supposed to stand and face stones or whatever is thrown at them with smile? Such activists should be taken to actual theater where such activity takes place and made to accompany personnel of law enforcement agencies to face the violent mobs.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

WHY?

I normally do not write anything which may touch upon any religious activity. I am making exception to that self imposed rule as I feel I must bring out what is in my mind.

We have been reading a lot about Triple Talaq in newspapers. As per religious heads it is as authorised in HOLY QUARAN.  I have some questions :

" Why is the benefit of advancement being given only to males?"
" Is saying Triple Talaq by post or telegram or telephone or on Whats Up or on Skype as per the Holy Book?"
" Does not the Holy Book say that there must be enough gap for reconciliation between each pronouncement? "


Sunday, April 9, 2017

HOW RIGHT FAMOUS SAYING ARE!

How true is the famous saying " Put your brain in gear before you open your mouth"! I am saying this after coming to know what some of famous persons said.

First one is a famous star who said " I a doctor's child becomes a doctor or a lawyer's child becomes a lawyer, then no one calls it nepotism but if child of a star enters into same profession it is called so" or words to that effect as reported in newspapers. We may excuse that person's ignorance that to become a doctor one needs to clear entrance examination just to get into Medical college and then sweat out for next 4 to 5 years studying hard to clear examinations to become DOCTOR,  even to become a lawyer one needs to get into professional course and clear examinations while to become an actor there is not such criteria.

Second is not only a well educated person but well experienced also who said something which hurt religious sentiments of majority of persons. Later he tried to clarify and when it did not go well, he appologised. 

There are many such incidents which support the famous saying which I referred to.