Elections have always held a fascination for me. First of all it gives the feeling that Democracy is alive and kicking, but more importantly it reveals a lot of mass mobilization and management strategies. Also, the way different personalities succeed or fail to carry through a strategy due to their own unique attributes adds to […]Read more "Management Lessons from Bihar Elections"
Preface: Between your wallet and that locker in your house where you keep things safe (in theory; in practice you forget to put things in there safely, and then have a panic attack as you desperately search everywhere for your missing passport), how many government documents do you think you have? A quick check shows […]Read more "Store your important documents in DIGILOCK in india which is free"
Scheme Rate of interest 2015-16(%) Post office savings bank 4.0 1 year Time Deposit 8.4 2 year Time Deposit 8.4 3 year Time Deposit 8.4 5 year Time Deposit 8.5 5 year Recurring Deposit 8.4 5 year Sr. citizen scheme (SCS) 9.3 5 year Monthly income scheme(MI) 8.4 5 year National savings certificate(NSC) 8.5 10 […]Read more "Revised Indian Post office interest rates w.e.f. 1.4.2015"
Narendra Modi’s slogan ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao ‘ brought the above scheme in India by Indian govt. The main features of the scheme is as follows: It is a savings scheme for girl child to help her for her higher education and wedding. The contributions to this scheme are eligible for tax deduction under 80-C […]Read more "Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana – Modi’s scheme for girl child"
NPS (New Pension scheme) is a social security scheme for all especially for public from unorganized sector including self employed persons and professionals. Salient features The National Pension System (NPS) was launched on 1st January, 2004 with the objective of providing retirement income to all the citizens. Investors contribute defined monthly amounts towards NPS. This […]Read more "New Pension Scheme – Govt. of India"
As per income tax law, the interest paid during construction phase can be allowed in five equal instalments beginning from the year in which the construction is completed and completion certificate is given. So any interest paid as part of Pre-EMI or full EMI is not tax deductible during the construction phase. Once we get […]Read more "Pre-EMI or Full EMI – house under construction-income tax angle"
Obama’s comments about Gandhiji being offended by the rise of religious intolerance in India has stoked another controversy which many political parties have latched on to take on the current Government. Of course, in reality Gandhiji would be more offended by many other things like the rise of alcoholism and the Pink Revolution in the country were […]Read more "Secularism or Pseudo Secularism – What does India need?"