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Cute little things!

Sometimes there is such  concoction of emotions that one doesn’t understand how to react to situations…..Ya its possible to have your feelings and emotions run out of control.And then if someone just comes up with something which is cute and brings a smile on your face isn’t that emotion priceless?

The cute little things in life makes moments so memorable and the whole chemistry so very special…..Friends are the only ones who can do such things for you…..

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Thank you to my sweet friend for the cute little gesture which made me feel so special and cute 🙂

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Posted by on July 28, 2009 in emotions, friends, life

 

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My 1st award on blog

The best way to appreciate is to award someone for their work. And yes I have been awarded by Chiranjib. Thank you Chiranjib.

And I am more than happy to display it

International Blogger’s community…Wow feels so good.

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Yes the rules that follow this blog are as follows:

  • Link the person who tagged you
  • The display of award on your blog with these rules
  • Reply to the questions
  • Tag 7 people deserving the award according to you
  • Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK) at http://bloggistame.blogspot.com/ and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List

My Answers to the questions:

  • The Person who tagged you : Chiranjib
  • His/her site’s url http://www.chiranjib.co.cc/.
  • Date when you were tagged: 11th July 09
  • My top 7 fav blogs….

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Ava

Varun

Kaarukriti

Jude

Shivya

Nick

After school and college feels good to be awarded 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2009 in Award

 

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It is Pragmatic, Inclusive and Growth oriented….Budget 2009-2010

Congress came to power once again with its big propaganda of economic populism which at this point in time the country is struggling hard to afford. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was explicit in announcing the budget saying that this budget is more focused on the Aam Adami, which is of course a sting to the present political scene in the country. For the fist time ever there was a income tax reduction for the elite class where the tax level fell from 33.9% to 30.9%.

Talking about the Aam Adami, extended loan, job guarantees to the poor, health care programmes etc round up to 1.3% of the current GDP which is on the growth agenda according to the Budget.

The Budget is Pragmatic because it is looking at 9% economic growth. Well I am not being cynical when I am questioning if this is an achievable target as we were hit big time by the recession. Of course, this quarter has shown progress, the market is looking up and the next quarter looks just  about good. Growth is a natural culmination of any proposal made for economic growth.

The current budget has allocated funds to almost all the sectors which means it is Inclusive. But then it is of course the discretion of the ruling party and is it going to continue being focus and result oriented again is a doubt?

I love the word growth, because it gives me a sense & feel of satisfaction that yes there are eggs in the basket to be hatched which will eventually result into chickens which will get me profit once they are sold, but then again they shouldn’t be hit by bird flu and their market rate should either remain constant or  rise…And thus growth cannot be excluded in the budget agenda. Yes my description to Growth Oriented budget is metaphorical, but that’s the way I can relate to the term growth!

Snapshot of the Budget Impact on various sectors:

Retail Sector :

  • Abolition of the FBT (Fringe Benefit Tax). Aviation industry gains the maximum out of this.
  • Personal income tax exemption hiked, which means less tax payment for the middle & higher middle class, resulting in increased spending capacity, leading the retail sectors like a Big Bazaar, Pantaloons, Westside etc to gain in the bargain

Automobiles sector:

  • Maruti, Bajaj Auto & Hero Honda have been in the league of the out performers and Tata Motors has been under performer
  • The Global financial crisis has hot the automobile sector hard in FY09 and fall in the demand of cars and two-wheelers seen because of job loss

FMCG sector:

  • The FMCG sector has shown a growth of 16.2% in the financial year 2009
  • Price-cuts on account of lower inflation and excise duty reduction from 14 per cent to 8 per cent led the FMCG companies to reduce their product prices in a bid to boost volumes
  • FMCG industry is set to grow 20-30 per cent in 2009-10, up from 10-20% in 2008-09. The growth would be driven by the launch of new products and increasing rural consumption.

IT/ITes:

  • The global economic downturn in FY09 resulted in demand-side challenges for IT/ITES service providers, in terms of reduced IT spending.
  • The economic outlook for the U.S. and U.K., which accounted for around 60% and 20% of Indian IT/ITeS export revenues respectively in CY08, remains gloomy. The negative stance of the U.S. towards outsourcing to the emerging economies has also increased concerns for the sector.
  • Although, Banking and Financial Services Industry (BFSI), the worst-hit sector, accounts for the majority of Indian IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) exports, Indian companies are expanding their portfolios to other sectors like telecom and retail
  • Deduction in respect of export profits under sections 10A and 10B of the Income-tax Act, applicable to Software Technology Parks in India (STPIs) and hitherto scheduled to be discontinued in FY10, has been proposed to be extended by one more year i.e. till FY11.
  • An allocation of Rs.120 crore has been proposed to set up online data base containing identity and biometric details of Indian residents under the aegis of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Well one cannot afford to please everyone and here is what a few analysts and industry experts have to say about the budget.

“The budget is Rhetoric  and unrealistic”

“The advocates of irrational neoliberal reforms seem to be out of tune with what is feasible in capitalist economies that are functioning political democracies.”

“Incoherent and self-contradictory, Pranab Muherjee’s budget is inadequate to meet the government’s objective of higher growth with a human face”

That’s my view as well as a study of the current budget.

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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Thus I AM……

Aquarius

Linda Goodman was & is my favorite when it comes to reading about Zodiac sings……Back in college it was all our girls’ favorite hobby. Reading love sign, which zodiac matches the best in terms of love and then hooking up someone with someone else according to the sun sign was so much fun….

Reading and knowing about my sun sign has always thrilled me…..Just the other day my team lead put up a print of “Top ten reasons your an —-(sunsign)…..That was it…I quickly asked her to take another print of my sunsign and I too put it up on my soft board…and the next thing I know, today I am writing this post!

Aquarius

Yes that’s my zodiac/sunsign- It is the 11th astrological originating from the constellation. It comes under the air sign and is ruled by the planet Saturn and Amethyst is the gem/stone. They are the water bearers and love water.

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  • Basic nature–  Strong & attractive personalities. Fall under 2 categories- one is shy, sensitive, gentle and patient and the other is exuberant, lively, and exhibitionist, sometimes hiding the considerable depths of their character under a cloak of frivolity. Humane, frank, serious minded, genial, refined, sometimes ethereal  and idealistic. They are always intelligent, concise, clear and logical and strongly imaginative and physically intuitive.

A few traits to recognize Aquarians

  • Would have made a great hippie
  • Motto – I like pie-in-the-sky
  • Fiercely independent
  • Completely unpredictable
  • Fascinated by everything
  • Don’t care about what other people think about them
  • Keep their options open
  • Notorious conformist

In my case 90% of the things metioned above are so very true! So all you Aquarians out there…Remember – We just Rock!

 

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sTarrY eYeS!

On screen presence has its charm! Whether in movie theaters, billboards, hoardings, commercial ads, or the soaps, we love the actors and actresses and dot on them….Age is no bar here…..From a 75 year old grandma to a 5 year old kid, all have their eyes wide open when their favorite star is there on screen.

While in college it was a big deal for us to have met and taken the autographs of any bollywood actor or even model for that matter. I still remember the day I saw Amitabh Bachhan, Akshya Kumar, Tushar Kapoor & Aishwariya Rai on the sets of Khakhi, what excitement and craze that was….I lived in a hostel,  my first year final exams were on, and to top that the world cup 2003. But then we couldn’t help it as the shooting was going on for 3 days and each time I saw Akshay Kumar, my jaw dropped and so was the case with my other friends in the hostel….And Akshay Kumar would give us a cute smile. It is very natural to have starry eyes when you meet these people who you watch only on television.

The Day it became a part of my job

I was interning in Mumbai and the first ever page 3 event that I attended…..And the guest there was Salman Khan…..I thought the moment I see him, I’ll be all cold and still…He arrived 2 hours late for the event(painting exhibition) and the media was furious and the crowd outside the art gallery to get a glimpse of him was going crazy….helping my colleague control all of that, by the time Salman Khan arrived,  to my surprise I did not get goose bums nor did I turn pale or cold that I met world’s 10th most handsome guy……And then now that I am in the communication industry, we have events where celebs are often invited…At one such event which was for the orphan kids, we had Bikram Saluja come for the event….I didn’t have starry eyes for him, but what surprised me was the humbleness of that guy. God he is such a poised, level headed and cute person. Down to earth and soft spoken….I never expected him to be anywhere close to the above mentioned qualities….I was under the impression, he would throw around his weight and behave like every other celeb does…But it was so not the attitude…..Charming, warm smile, humble and cute is what Bikram is all about….

Bikram talking to the kids

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Bikram posing

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Listening to the kids sing

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