Month: July 2014

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Mr. Chidambaram in Mr. Jaitley’s clothing?

Policy of Deceipt Tax (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013) I have always been a staunch supporter of the BJP only because I thought it was a more realistic political party. At the end of the day, the Congress remains an elitist party with its core members coming from a rarified social atmosphere far divorced from reality. …

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What is more frustrating : iPad or Vodafone?

Ever since I got this iPad my frustration levels have gone up because I can’t for the life of me understand why I cannot connect to the internet. iPad fresh cleverly comes without an instruction book and one is supposed to know how to use it instinctively. Unfortunately my instincts aren’t well developed and I …

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Why do countries need to issue visas ?

The other day I had to apply for a Pakistani visa, a task which took me all of three hours and left me with a distinct soreness that prevented me from doing Yoga all of last week . The whole application was a veritable thesis which ran into several pages with the required number of …

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Looking for technical support

Online support One of the most frustrating things is to find technical support on the net. This is simply because everyone who is a techie thinks that others speak the same language . For instance I have installed Zemanta on my blog and expect to get the links for related content below the media gallery. …

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Eleven minutes of pleasure?

A bad marriage is a bad marriage and especially for the Indian woman who is trapped in such a situation there is little choice but to endure it. But does she really? In the normal course of events, boy meets girl either through parental intervention (in an  arranged marriage) or divine intervention (in a love …

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Beware of what you say in jest

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I can never forget that flight out of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in October 2009. This was not the first time that I was travelling out of Amsterdam and I had our young friend Sjoerd accompanying me. Sjoerd had stayed with us a year earlier and was like part of the family. I …