Friday, 24 November 2017

Benefits of Blogging

The power of a blog to educate, inspire, and bring like-minded people together makes blogging a great way to help people. Trust is a rare and valuable commodity online. It has to be earned by demonstrating your commitment to your readers, time and time again. That’s exactly what good bloggers do by regularly posting valuable, honest articles on their blogs. The more people whose trust you’ve earned, the easier it will be to accomplish your goals online.
  • Express yourself and share your passions
    Blogs serve as a platform for people to voice their ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Whether your passion is business, personal finance, cooking, politics, photography, or marketing, blogging gives you the opportunity to connect and network with like minded individuals who share the same passions.
  • Make a difference 
    Whether it’s a political, environmental or social cause, a blog is a great way to build awareness and garner support.
  • Share your knowledge
    If you’re someone who loves to teach, starting a blog can provide the opportunity to educate others interested in your field of expertise. As you build resources on your blog to teach others, you may realize there is a chance to monetize your blog by creating educational products or services online.
  • Refine your writing skills The more you write, the better you become at it due to analysis and proofreading constantly. You may even get feedback from readers. However, being a good writer is not a prerequisite for a successful blog. 
  • Learn to make money on lineMost people start out with one blog, but along the way, they gain experience and eventually generate ideas for blogs in other areas. The dos and don’ts, marketing strategies that are effective to make money blogging will help you accelerate the growth.
    Read PatFlynn's success story.
  • Build your professional networkBlogging is a community-based endeavor, and networking is one reason people engage in it. Whether you are a solopreneur or blogging to market your business, building relationships will facilitate your blog’s growth. Meanwhile, growing your online network has its own side benefits, such as gaining access to tools, seminars, workshops, product unveilings, and other events. Starting a blog is a guaranteed way to expand your network.
  • Earn more exposure
    Businesses create blogs primarily to expand their online presence, connect with potential customers, promote their brand in a positive conversation, and even generate online revenue. Beyond the immediate results, businesses use content marketing to rank their posts in search engines, thereby generating residual leads and revenue.
  • Become an authority in your industryA blog can be utilized as a platform to showcase your knowledge and expertise. Publishing blog posts that are accurate, timely, relevant, and informative will eventually get the attention of industry insiders and earn you recognition as an authoritative source and thought-leader.
  • Market your business For companies and entrepreneurs, gaining online visibility is one of the best ways to grow subscribers, leads and ultimately revenue. This can’t be achieved with a static corporate website. Creating blog content that is valuable, helpful, and/or entertaining is an effective way to grow your website’s authority, online rankings, and traffic.

    The richest people in the world build networks. Everyone else looks for work.

    GST deficit slowly reducing?

    EENADU Telugu Nov 24, 2017
    • GST after disrupting economy for continuously for 5 months limping towards zero deficit.
    • In July 2017 it was utter choas, August ended with deficit of 29% (Rs.12,210 crores) improved in September to 24% (Rs.10,343 crores) and further improved during October 2017 to 17.6% (Rs.7,559 crores). Quarterly (Aug-Oct 2017) collection stood at Rs. 98,930 crores against target of Rs.129,042 crores with 23% deficit of Rs.30,111 crores.
    • This would enlarge fiscal deficit from 3.2% of GDP to 3.5%. Already GDP growth rate took severe beating nose diving to 4 year low of 5.7% which otherwise should have been 9.1%.
    • Oil prices are shooting up with current price at its 4-year high of $63.4 per barrel. The rising prices will further impact our fiscal deficit and inflation.
    • The resilient Indian economy withstood impact of harebrained demonetisation and even before it recovered fully, Modi unleashed badly designed GST only to demonstrate that he is bold and his intentions of continuing financial reforms but causality is the nation and its people. Boldness is different from recklessness, he failed to grasp.
    • Now, with sentiment completely destroyed, investments at standstill, informal sector decimated, agrarian sector in deep distress, construction paralyzed, empty coffers, wide ranging joblessness, dwindling exports, uncontrolled imports, rising oil prices and so on are having its adverse effects on economy, simultaneously. How long consumption driven economy will survive on a single service sector? There is no one who could pop us up from our self inflicted distressed economy.
    • Any economist will tell you that the only way to boost a sagging economy is by increasing government spending on infrastructure thus creating large scale construction jobs and increasing consumption, funding it by widening fiscal space by increasing fiscal deficit even at the risk of higher inflation. Modi is just not doing that and result in near future is anybody's guess.
    • Tax terrorism in the form incessant raids by taxmen and trying to impose service tax on software exports with retrospective effect from 2012 will further ruin any chances of economic recovery.
    • While GST deficit might become zero by the end this financial year, after 3 quarters, it has left us in deep distress, gravely wounded and uncertain future.
    • Who is responsible for this all round distress? ... The answer is Modi and his quack advised Modinomics.

    Spending on infrastructure projects could be lower as sluggish GST growth have upset the government’s budget calculations and GDP growth rate is to take a further hit. The revenue shortfall could be over Rs. 80,000 crores if the current trend continues until the end of the year and will force a re-think in government spending. GST's ambiguous rules, onerous return filing system and glitches with its IT back-end have made doing business far more complicated for many companies. Frequent changes in tax rates launch have heightened business uncertainty. Hurried GST roll out had resulted in a lot of chaos and pandemonium. PSU's reduced dividend, RBI's less than half dividend all have impacted government revenues contrary to budget projection of 17% growth in tax collections. Above all, psu banks recapitalisation and rising oil prices needs to be supported from the budget. So where are we heading for?

    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    Yogi Adityanath should talk like CM

    CM Yogi Adityanath, talking non sense in public meeting

    NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance

    NHRC in its statement said that the reported statement of the chief minister tantamounts to giving police and other state forces a free hand to deal with the criminals at their will and, possibly, it may result in abuse of power by the public servants. It is not good for a civilised society to develop an atmosphere of fear, emerging out of certain policies adopted by the state, which may result in violation of their right to life and equality before law. 

    The statement is nothing but NHRC's admonition to CM Yogi Adityanath and in all decency he must be sacked or compelled to resign for his irresponsible statements like a street goon.

    Tax terrorism in India

    Tax Terrorism is a term coined by Arun Jaitley, who was then Vodafone's advocate. It means putting illegal and extra legal pressure on the taxpayer to extract more tax from a honest taxpayer. Reasons that encourage tax terrorism are that Indian tax laws are oriented towards maximum collection, retrospective tax laws, and imposition of tax targets on tax inspectors. Tax terrorism effects the growth rate of a nation, ease of doing business ranking, FDI & FII investment will decrease.

    The term ‘tax terrorism’ was extensively used by Modi to describe the adversarial approach adopted by tax authorities under the UPA. “The tax terrorism prevailing in the country is dangerous. One can’t run the government by thinking that everyone is a thief,” he said, addressing members of FICCI. Subramaniam Swamy said as much as ₹31 per litre out of petrol prices of ₹75 at the bunk flowed into the government’s coffers as taxes. But Indian taxmen lost a case with Vodafone in Jan 2012 (capital gains tax on an offshore transaction) in the supreme court and they amended tax laws with retrospective effect, making Vodafone liable for a tax on a past transaction.

    If the government of the day is short of cash, it can delay your refunds, open up your old returns for scrutiny or extract in myriad other ways. Dealing with tax authorities, if they do decide to ‘terrorise’ you, isn’t easy. You will need to hire an expert and to convince the assessing officer of your arguments. You can also get into trouble if you delay payments or forget to pay your taxes on time. While the taxman may take his time with your refunds for many reasons, if you delay paying your annual taxes, you not only have to pay interest at 1 per cent per month on the tax due, you can also be asked to cough up a penalty of another 1 per cent per month totaling up to 24 per cent per year.

    If you’re in India, evading taxes is downright foolish. But paying them is no guarantee that you will certainly sleep well at nights.

    On Jul 1, 2017, while rolling out GST, PM Modi described GST as the 'good and simple tax', a radical step towards the country's transformation into a common market, which would help businesspersons putting an end to tax terrorism and inspector raj. However, President Pranab Mukherjee cautioned that "GST is a disruptive change. When a change of this magnitude is undertaken, however positive it may be, there are bound to be some teething troubles and difficulties in the initial stages. We will have to solve these with understanding and speed to ensure that it does not impact the growth momentum of the economy," Mukherjee added.

    On Nov 7, 2017, former prime minister Manmohan Singh alleged that demonetisation and roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) have sown a "deep-rooted fear of tax terrorism" among the business community. At a time when the economy has slowed down considerably, despite favourable global macroeconomic conditions, the fear of tax terrorism has eroded the confidence of businesses to invest. 

    Veda Vyasa said in the Mahabharata that a king should collect taxes 
    like a bee collects nectar from flowers, painlessly

    Today, we see taxmen are raiding black money hoarders and tax evaders ruthlessly every day. Needless to say that raids will only end up in increased political and bureaucratic corruption and not increased revenues to government. Enforcing tax compliance was not the real reason for this tax terrorism. It is the failure of Modi & Jaitley's schemes like IDS, Demonetisation, GST Roll out etc resulting in severe cash crunch faced by Government. Revengeful Modi resorting to tax terrorism wants to demonstrate to the world that he means business and all his schemes are in fact paying off with delay. But what he is failing to gauge is that sentiment getting destroyed, informal sector decimated, agrarian distress, construction paralyzed, empty coffers, joblessness, dwindling exports, uncontrolled imports and rising oil prices will have its telling effect on economy sooner or later. How long consumption driven economy will survive on a single service sector? Ask any economist, he will tell you that the only way to boost economy is by increasing government spending on infrastructure thus creating large scale construction jobs funding it by widening fiscal space even if it requires increasing fiscal deficit. Modi is just not doing that and result in near future is anybody's guess.

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017

    Things that liberate women

    India is a patriarchal society wherein women are considered to be the responsibility of their father and brothers before marriage and then her husband and kids. For a woman, the most liberating moment is the possession of the ability to take the decisions.
    • Education
    • Career / Job
    • Being ethical and professional
    • Financial independence
    • Inner feeling of strength
    • Self confidence
    • Dress
    • Choice to retaining maiden name post marriage
    • Driving
    • Confidence of travelling alone
    • Freedom
    • Trust
    • Opinion sought after
    • Helping others
    • Taking own decisions for everything
    • Having to do chores by choice
    • Use of gadgets & technology for efficiency & time saving
    • Doing own work
    • Inspiring and empowering other women
    • Sense of her own identity
    • Realization that her life is her own to control
    • Ability to tell husband exactly how she feels about him
    • Ability to make a choices of what to do in life
    • Ability to express feelings without being judged
    • Being respected for the opinions
    • Being able to support parents even after marriage
    • Choice to live separately from in-laws

    If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined and gifted 
    – there is practically nothing she can’t do ...  Helen Lawrenson

    Pros and Cons of Being Super Rich

    • Riches improves quality of life. Most rich people are unhappy. Happiness can't be bought.
    • It’s better to be rich than poor. And it’s nice to be super rich. 
    • Affluent – Still have to work. If you are comfortable but still must work to support your lifestyle then consider yourself affluent. 
      Rich – Don’t have to work. Rich people means they do not have to work on stuff they don’t enjoy. They have time and they can do whatever they want with it. In America, net worth of  $10mn or higher are Rich.
      Super rich – Have to work to give their money away. Super rich are with net worth in the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars and up. They have more money than they could ever need for their personal lifestyle. The question of not just what to do with their time but what to do with their excess money.
    • It’s nice to be super rich. You’ll fly private jets. You’ll eat nice food all the time, you’ll have aides and servants who will save you time. Problem is as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness. 
    • The private jet doesn’t feel so special the 20th time you’re on it. Rather than marveling at the fact you’re on your own plane, you’re more likely to just compare it to other private planes you’ve been on.
    • Happiness is the day to day bounce of emotions while happiness meaning is what you feel when you step back, take a minute, and reflect on what will go in your obituary. 
    • A billionaire has said, “Nothing is going to make you feel better. Philanthropy is absolutely the best drug I’ve ever taken.”
    • You can meet anyone in the world. The best part about being famous is the chance to meet other famous people.
    • Unlike in the past, today there’s a tiny difference between the rich and the American middle class in terms of quality of life.
    • Bill Gates has a bigger house than you or me, but for what really matters, we’re the same.
    • Your quality of life is determined by the quality of your relationships.
    • Any person you befriend while you are atop a perch of power is just trying to get something from you or so you suspect, and suspicion alone is enough to careen a relationship.
    • Many presidents declared “no new friends” upon entering the White House.
    • Being super rich can be lonely. If you try to talk about the perils of being rich and famous, someone will accuse you of self-pity.
    • If you are a good person, the weight and duty of being responsible with the billions you have becomes a burden. And then it almost becomes criminal to pass that burden onto your kids. It is very hard not to have it run your life.
    • Being super rich disconnects you from your fellow humans.  If you can’t remember the last time you waited in line at the airport, or if it’s been years since you drove your own car to a supermarket, you’re living in a different world. 
    • Money changes your sense of morality, and usually not for the better. As you move up the class ladder, you are more likely to violate the rules of the road, to lie, to cheat, to shoplift, and to be tightfisted in giving to others. 
    • Empathy goes down. It’s harder for the super rich to remain compassionate towards ordinary people.
    • Perhaps wealth needs its own goldilocks story - not too much, not too little. Money is like gasoline while driving. You never want to run out, but the point of life is not to go on a tour of gas stations.
    • Ideally you want to have a sum of money that is large enough to get most of the advantages of wealth but not its side effects. With enough money, you live entirely on your own terms.
    • People are very critical of the wealthy in the UK. In the US entrepreneurs are celebrated.

    That man is rich, whose pleasures are the cheapest ... Henry David Thoreau
    Honesty is incompatible with amassing a large fortune ... Mahatma Gandhi 
    In a country well governed, poverty is to be ashamed of. 
    In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of ... Confucius

    Living life of importance is egoistic, where as leading simple & frugal life has more fun and fulfillment. VIP life in total disconnect in a different world is just miserable. It is better to have sufficient money which gives security, freedom from compulsion to work and to pursue one's own interests & choices. Anything more is burdensome and less is fatigue. We should never lose things that money can't buy. Finally we should never consume more than what we produce. Wastage and  excess emissions are nothing but abusing nature.

    Monday, 20 November 2017

    అత్తారింట్లొ ఒక ఏడాది!

    పెద్దలను అర్ధం చేసుకోకుండా అపార్ధం చేసుకోకండి!

    పూర్వము భారవి అనే కవి వుండేవాడు. ఆయన చిన్నతనం లోనే కవిత్వం చెప్పేవాడు. కావ్యాలు వ్రాసేవాడు. ఊర్లో వాళ్ళంతా చాలా మెచ్చుకునేవారు. 

    భారవి తండ్రితో నీకొడుకు చాలా బాగా వ్రాస్తాడయ్యా అనేవారు.  

    ఆయన  మాత్రం వాడింకా చిన్నవాడు యింకా నేర్చు కోవలిసింది చాలా వుంది. ఏదో వ్రాస్తాడులే అనేవాడు.

    భారవికి తండ్రి తనను మెచ్చుకోవడం లేదని చాలా అసంతృప్తి.

    తల్లి దగ్గర నాన్నగారు నన్ను తీసిపారేసినట్టు మాట్లాడుతారు.వూర్లో వారంతా నన్ను మెచ్చుకుంటూ వుంటే తనేమో ఏమున్నది యింకా వాడు చిన్నవాడు అన్నట్టు మాట్లాడుతారు.అని చాలా సార్లు చెప్పుకున్నాడు.

    ఎన్నాళ్ళయినా తండ్రి ధోరణి మారక పోయే సరికి భారవికి  తండ్రిమీద కసి పుట్టింది, ఆయనను చంపాలని నిశ్చయించుకున్నాడు.

    ఒకరోజు రాత్రి ఆయన వంటింట్లో భోజనం చేస్తున్నాడు భార్య వడ్డిస్తూ వుంది.

    భారవి, ఆయన పెరట్లోకి చెయ్యి కడుక్కునేందుకు వస్తే చంపెయ్యాలని పెద్ద బండరాయి పట్టుకొని పెరట్లో ఒక పక్క కాచుకొని కూర్చున్నాడు.

     అప్పుడు భారవి తల్లి భర్తతో మీరెందుకు వాడిని అస్తమాను చిన్నబుచ్చినట్లు మాట్లాడుతారు?వాడు చాలా బాధ పడుతున్నాడు. 

    వూరు ఊరంతా వాడిని మెచ్చుకుంటూ వుంటే మీరు మాత్రం వాడికేమీ తెలీదని అంటారట!

    అప్పుడు తండ్రి నవ్వి.... పిచ్చిదానా! నాకు మాత్రం వాడిని చూసి గర్వంగా లేదనుకున్నావా?తండ్రి పొగిడితే బిడ్డకు ఆయుఃక్షీణం అంటారు. అంతే కాకుండా పొగడ్త మనిషిని పాడు చేస్తుంది, వాడి అభివృద్ధికి ఆటంకమవుతుంది. ఇంకా  యెంతో పైకి రావలిసినవాడికి గర్వం పెరిగి తనంతవాడు లేడని విర్రవీగుతాడు, దానితో వాడి అభివృద్ధి ఆగిపోదా? అన్నాడు.

    అదివిని భారవికి బుర్ర తిరిగి పోయింది.

    పశ్చాత్తాపంతో రగిలి పోయాడు. వెంటనే బండ అక్కడ పారవేసి లోపలికి వెళ్లి తండ్రి పాదాలమీద పడి భోరున ఏడ్చాడు.

    తాను తండ్రిని చంపాలనుకున్న విషయం చెప్పి నాకేదయినా శిక్ష వేయమని బ్రతిమాలుకున్నాడు.

    పశ్చాత్తాపం తో నీపాపం పోయింది! శిక్ష ఎందుకు? అని తండ్రి చెప్తున్నా వినకుండా  తనకు శిక్ష వేయమని పట్టు బట్టాడు.

    తండ్రి సరే అలాగయితే మీ అత్తవారింట్లో ఒక సంవత్సరం ఎవరికీ, చివరికి నీ భార్యకు కూడా ఎందుకు, ఏమిటి, ఏ కారణాలు చెప్పకుండా అక్కడవుండి రా! అన్నాడు. 

    ఇంత  చిన్న శిక్షనా? అన్నాడు భారవి.

    తండ్రి నవ్వి అది చాల్లే వెళ్ళుఅన్నాడు.

    భారవికి చిన్నతనంలోనే పెళ్లయింది. అప్పటికి యింకా  భారవి భార్య కాపురానికి రాలేదు.

    సరేనని భారవి అత్తగారి వూరికి వెళ్ళాడు. వాళ్ళు అల్లుడుగారు వచ్చారని చాలా మర్యాద చేశారు.

    రోజుకో పిండివంట చేసి ఆదరించారు.నెల రోజులు గడుస్తున్నా అల్లుడు వెళ్ళటం లేదేమని వాళ్ళు విసుక్కున్నారు.

    చిన్న చిన్న పనులు చెయ్యమని చెప్పడం ప్రారంభించారు. మర్యాదలు తగ్గాయి. బావ మరుదులు పొలం పనులు కూడా పురమాయించారు.

    అందరూ విసుక్కుంటూ మాట్లాడేవారు..

    దేనికీ బదులు చెప్పకుండా విసుక్కోకుండా అన్ని పనులు చేసేవాడు. 

    అతని భార్యను కూడా పొలం పనులకు పంపేవారు.భారవి భార్యకు చాలా బాధగా వుండేది. భర్తకు ఆవిడ మీరు మీ ఊరు వెళ్లిపోండని  యెంతో చెప్పి చూసింది.

    భారవి సమాధానం చెప్పకుండా మౌనం వహించే వాడు. 

    ఇలా సంవత్సరం గడిచింది. అప్పుడు భారవి యింక నేను  మావూరికి పోయివస్తానని బయల్దేరాడు.

    ఇంత  హఠాత్తుగా  ఎందుకు వెళ్లాలని అంటున్నాడో వాళ్లకు అర్థం కాలేదు. 

    భార్యకు, అత్తామామలకూ  విషయం వివరించి నాశిక్ష పూర్తి  అయింది అందుకని వెళుతున్నాను అని చెప్పాడు.

    ఇది విని వాళ్ళు తమ ప్రవర్తనకు సిగ్గుపడ్డారు.

    భారవి తనతండ్రి వేసిన శిక్ష తనలో ఎంతో ఓర్పును, నేర్పును, సహనాన్ని, అవగాహనను పెంచాయని గ్రహించాడు.

    తండ్రిని ఎప్పుడూ తక్కువ అంచనా వేయకండి! మీ అభివృద్ధిని కోరుకునే వారిలో ఆయనే ప్రథముడు. 

    చిన్నప్పుడు తల్లి కోప్పడిందని, తండ్రి దండించాడని వారి మీద కోపం పెంచుకోకండి!

    అదంతా మీరు బాగుపడాలనీ, వృద్ధి లోకి రావాలనీ చేసి వుంటారని గుర్తు పెట్టుకోండి!

    తల్లిదండ్రులను ద్వేషించకండి! అంతకంటే పాపం ఇంకోటి వుండదు.