“Decreased proportion of HDN in the economy helps thwart corruption and funding of terrorism,” the PMO said in a tweet. It said, “The estimated value of high denomination notes at the end of September 2017 is approx Rs 12 lakh crore. Without demonetisation, the values of HDN would have been around Rs 18 lakh crore today.”
Today as we get ready to celebrate the First Anniversary of Demonetisation, it is inevitable that the question will be asked: has the momentous decision confirmed Narendra Modi’s place in India’s history? After all, the paramount leader of the BJP does not want to be remembered merely as an also-ran Prime Minister.
Can you believe it's already been a year since we've used our old Indian Currency notes ? Congratulations on surviving one year since the night our hlives all changes for the better - or worse.
The only difference are the new fluorescent pink Rs. 2000 notes, olive green Rs. 500 notes, Sunflower yellow Rs. 100 notes and sky blue Rs. 50 notes.
Put them all together and you wouldn't even know whether they belonged to Monopoly or a country's currency.
Students and parents fear the recent delays in results which jeopardised the lives of lakhs of students might be repeated in the winter semester examinations of the Mumbai University (MU). Though the university claims to have tightened all the loose strings in the online assessment process, the fact that the same agency is managing the assessment — MeritTrac — is building up a constant fear among students. MU says that they have solved all technical glitches and that the process will be as smooth as ever but students are in doubt as a mistake that has happened once can surely happen again.
According to a tradition still prevalent in this district of Kerala, children who died before the age of 18, i.e, before they could experience worldly pleasures are married off in order to prevent anything bad happening to their families.
Around 1.5 million jobs were lost in the beginning of the year (January to April 2017) according to a new survey put out by CMIE. The job losses were said to be concentrated in the younger age group bracket, reflecting an economic slowdown.
India has jumped 30 places in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking. What does this mean for India? This sends a huge message to the investor community. It is a real breakthrough in terms of ease of doing business in India. Insolvency and Bankruptcy code was always a major concern for investors, both international and domestic, where we have improved.
Since the time Indians were told to link Aadhar to EVERYTHING, there have been numerous jokes being circulated on Whatsapp. What we didn't know that those jokes would one day turn into to a hilarious/ridiculous (whichever way you look at it reality).
Thats's pretty much the story. You now require your Aadhar enrollment number for every single thing in this desh.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley portrayed the Rs 2,11,000 crore recapitalisation of public sector banks that he announced last week as the first essential step to reviving the economy. He is right: bank credit has stopped growing because all but a handful of public sector banks are so mired in irrecoverable debt that they have lost the capacity to lend.
As the Modi government proceeds with the grandiose plans for a Bullet Train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, a RTI query has revealed that over 40 percent of seats on all the trains on this sector are going vacant causing huge losses to Western Railway.
YES. We should. Why ? Because we must show some RESPECT for our country. For what it has done over the years, what it has achieved and how it has helped us. Nobody out here is actually scared of the law. So there is no fear factor. Some countries instill so much of fear in their citizens that debates like these never see the light of the day (One plus point India has. Freedom). Three cheers to democracy !!
You may crib about a hell of a lot of stuff. But let's not forget one thing : India has a population of 1.324 billion as of 2016 (it is safe to assume that it has been growing ever since). Handling that many people, providing facilities to them and most importantly making sure everyone is happy is NOT an easy task.
More kids + more school seats = lack of jobs. Also
More vehicles per family = more traffic + more accidents + more pollution = less healthy India
Count the number of problems you encounter everyday and multiply it by 12. That's probably how many of them ke…
Jughead officially enters Southside High and we get to know why the parents of Riverdale want to keep their kids away from the the other side. I don't blame them but after seeing such "good" people in Riverdale who are killing their own kids, I'm dying to see some bad people who have each other's backs. Everybody say hi to the Ghoulies, Jingle Jangle and Toni Topaz (I love the pink in her hair! *already a fan*).
Veronica has all of sudden turned from blaming her dad for the murders to being all honey and sugar over him : Introducing her friends, calling Archiekins to dinner and all. I sort of stand with Hermoine on this one. "Give your father some time. Don't rush into it". Forget the father I say, give US some time !
Archie has been a disappointment since episode 1 of season 2. I don't blame KJ Apa, but somehow Archie is running way ahead of what is being revealed to us. That's why even the other characters cannot understand his frustratio…
Dhinchak Pooja is in the house baby Yo Yo.... Bigg Boss 11 mein ab mazaa aayega kyuki ab woh aa rhi hai Yo Yo.... Kaano mein aag lagegi boss . These were the answers that I got from my friends on Snapchat who were watching the Sunday episode special. Everyone was like are yaaaar. Only thing is I don't know if that was said in an OMG-I-can't-see-BB-anymore kind of way or in an I-feel-so-sorry-for-the-inmates kind of way. But you know what guys, whether you like it or not she's there now, and you can't do anything about it other than stop watching Bigg Boss (Which I doubt will happen. Everyone's addicted).
But I have to say two things.
1. I admire that girl's guts.
2. Bigg Boss just played their trump card.
Dhinchak Pooja isn't a robot or some alien from outer space. She is just a normal girl who felt she was good at singing (or rapping), who had quite a few supporting friends, a red scooty, an Audi (maybe hired) and loads of guts to shoot a totally cringe w…
Hell Yeah ! Why ? Simply to say "I Disagree With You" without actually saying anything or giving an explanation. Social Media is a free world. You can say whatever you want. It's your platform. But everything has a limit. Sometimes people don't understand things. They take it the wrong way. A just and serious cause becomes a joke.
What do you do at this point ? You know what is happening is wrong and also that it's none of your business to interfere. But you can't let it go. At the same time you don't want to give comments and initiate a debate online for everyone to see (because obviously, no one likes being reprimanded on their own post). You just want to get your point across without saying anything. So what do you do ? Hit the Disagree button!
Saamnewala gets the message and can ask for justifications in messenger if it affects him/her that much. Problem solved.
PS - I'm not asking for the DISAGREE button on pictures. That'll be rude. On share…
Okay. First things first. I've binge watched all of Riverdale's Season 1 episodes. They were too good. Only spoiler was the way in which Jason's murderer was revealed. Nothing in that episode made me go hawwww. I had firmly decided not to watch season 2 which was releasing on 11th October. Only the last scene, of Jughead putting on the Southside Serpent jacket and Betty's reaction with that awesome background music made me type Riverdale on Netflix again.
But season 2 first 2 episodes were a bit of a let down. With all that promo hype and all, half of all the main scenes was actually just a dream. And we're sort of sick of that in India; all daily soaps have that kind of precap every 3 weeks. The first episode would have been a total waste had it not been for the Southside Serpents. I'm starting to like these bad guys who are willing to do anything for Jughead's dad. Talk about brother love. They were the guys who made watching both episodes worthwhile. An…
This was my first Diwali in Bombay. All these years I have been celebrating this festival of lights at my paternal grandparents place in Pune. I called it the "escape". And escape from what ? From the pollution because we always believed that Bombay was way worse than Pune in terms of firework induced pollution. So this year, my family and I were mentally prepared for the blast of noise that was to come upon us. However we were pleasantly surprised with the substantial reduction of fireworks.
At first I wasn't sure who to give credit to for this wonderful change. India has a large population. Step out of your building and you find a number of specimens you never imagined existed. Aliens would be damn impressed by the Indians. Definitely. I'll give you the types of people I've come across this Diwali and you can then decide who gets credit.
Kids between the age group 9-15 have become very smart and mature for their age. They understand the problems that the envir…
From the time Student of the Year released I decided that come what may, I would always ensure that I watched all of Sidharth Malhotra movies. He had almost come to par with Shah Rukh Khan for me (I became his fan from my first time in the theatre - Main Hoon Na). But in the last 2-3 years I've started going for movies based on the story content and not on it's actor. Indian cinema has started to change for the better; or let's say evolve. Scriptwriters are coming up with content which is more relatable. They have started mentioning issues which happens in our society on a daily basis.
In India, whatever you do is invariably not for yourself but for the society. Think of doing something different, and the family will say "samaaj kya sochegi? " or "log kya kahenge" (what will the society think or what will people say?). It's impossible to be happy like this. Even changing your Whatsapp status to My Life, My Rules doesn't work. Hopefully, with th…
Introducing Live for the first time at MALHAR TRIBE RESTOBAR ANDHERI. For an evening of your favourite tunes from the past and possibly the present. So make your way this coming Saturday, 9th of September to: Malhar Tribe Restobar, Marol Marushi Road, Opposite Jalaram Traders, Andheri East Featuring Erwin Abreo and Simone Tauro
BTS - BANGTAN BOYS ( K-POP IDOLS)
A very prominent part of the South Korean culture is it's entertainment sector which is slowly becoming a hit worldwide.
BTS - Bangtan Boys are my favourite K-Pop band ( 7 boys) so far. They sing but are also excellent dancers. The songs that I like best are :
2. NO MORE DREAM
3. BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS
4. BOY IN LUV
The list of actors is endless with Ji Chang Wook, Park Hyung Sik, Lee Min Ho, Do Ji Han, Sung Hoon and Taehyung (V) being my favourites. PARK BO YOUNG & PARK HYUNG SIK JUN JI JYUN & LEE MIN HO
Here are some words that I have picked up so far: Father - AabujiMother - OmoniBrother - Oppa / HyungSister - NoonaAunt - KhomoMr. - AajusshiMs. - AagaashiOurs - UriGood Morning - Aanyo AshmikaGood Night - Aanyogi JumuseyoWhy - WaeWhat - MwoFine - KhinchanaBeautiful - YeppoNo - AanyoWhat do I do ? - OtukeI - DegaAlright / I got it - Khrae / AarassoIncredible - DaebakThank You - KhansamidaSorry - ChesuaamidaIt's ok / It's …
I chanced upon a video on a Korean drama with English subtitles about a month ago on YouTube. Everything thing about them was very different from the way Indians go about their daily affairs. That is, if we are to believe that the natives of South Korea live exactly the way they show themselves in their dramas. I was always told that the television is an idiot box which is true 90% of the times since we tend to watch nonsensical stuff. No wonder our family scrapped the TV back when I was in 3rd grade. So it's been years, considering that I am down doing second year University.
But nevertheless I found a substitute to waste my time. However, this time I have used it to serve a greater purpose. I am learning a new language! Korean is a language which is spoken only in South Korea yet I chose to learn it because their videos with English subtitles were easily available on YouTube. Now I am not talking about tutorial videos. I am that kind of a girl who loves learning new stuff only …
Around a month ago, I suddenly got bored of Indian daily soaps. The same story repeating everywhere; a spoilt brat from a rich family meets a girl who he does not get along well with since she does not belong to his financial status. He marries her because of some business deal or scandal he needs to avoid. The family doesn't approve but slowly starts liking the girl because she is extremely sanskaari and the grandmother's ideal daughter-in-law. Slowly the guy starts falling in love with his wife but just as he about to confess his feelings, either one of them meets with an accident or comes to know of a haunting truth that will break and spoil the family's 100 year old reputation. The only means of avoiding this mess is to get a divorce and leave. Then starts the story all over again of getting back the girl. Not to forget the hundred odd sub plots that keep continually cropping up with someone or the other trying to wreck havoc in the family consisting of not less than 7…
Although we would meet only twice or thrice a year Eunice de Souza (Aunty Nonie as I've always addressed her- she was my mother's cousin) never failed to leave a lasting impression on me. I enjoyed and cherished whatever little time I got to spend with her, as Aunty Nonie was a person whose very presence spoke volumes about her, or should I say, the genius that she was.
At the age of 2, Aunty Nonie lost her father. She did her schooling in Pune. From then on, her journey has been one of hard work and sheer determination. A fiercely independent woman.
A woman of great character, she traveled to and taught students in England, Europe and the States and shared her profound knowledge with her students while she was Head of the English department and Professor at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai for 30 years.
Every time I'd meet her for Christmas lunch I would look towards Aunty Nonie sitting on the sofa with a cigarette in her hand, half-filled ashtray and whiskey glass b…