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Some good signs

Finally some positive action is coming from state home minister - Mr. R.R. Patil.

Handshake with Sanjay Dutt proves costly for constables
Policemen bear the brunt for Sanjay Dutt handshake


Can we expect something more of this sort?

Bollywood disappoints again!!

With the news of Sanjay Dutt getting bail again, common man is definitely surprised. Just few days back, court of law had re-instated the faith in law by a clear decision that Sanjay Dutt is guilty and should serve the sentence. And now, on some grounds he has been granted bail and is out of jail now.

Given the complexity of the judicial system, I would not comment on that. But what I am really worried about the comments and reaction coming out from the bollywood fraternity. Since the time, TADA court started announcing the results of the trial, there was an increased number of appearances of Sanjay Dutt on the media at various occurrences. Be it a show - Coffee with Karan or be it his visit to temple. As if there is some conspiracy going on against him and he needs to be supported by his fraternity. There was increased number of his interviews flashing across the channels, increased number of his movies being showed on various channels. Media and Bollywood started crying about the inv…

The taxing season

Seems to be a season of additional taxes. Everyone is talking about some additional tax. PMC is considering adding vehicle tax to reduce the number of vehicles coming on road everyday. On the similar lines even the state government is thinking of adding congestion tax Mumbai residents.

Every individual is already paying up a huge amount of tax for each and every thing that he/she uses/purchases. Here is a list that directly affects a salaried person:
Income tax - largest portion on the salary goes under this headSales Tax - on every legal purchase, you pay this taxService Tax - Many of the services are under this head.VAT - This was supposed to reduce the tax we're paying. However, what I have observed is I have started paying VAT even on the food items purchased in restaurents, which was not there earlier.Education cess - Many of the tax categories are levied with this cess.
One time road tax - when you purchase any vehicle, you pay a lumpsum amount.Road Toll - At various places on …