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Shubho Kalipuja and Happy Dipawali!

Wish you all a very happy dipawali and shubho Kalipuja!

May your world be blessed always!

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Saturday Club salutes Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan Bangash!

People say sons of legends can never come out of the shadows of their successful parents, Amjad Ali Khan must be immensely proud of his sons! I would have been!

Since my childhood I have been his fan, I have always loved his magical music, so since I came to know that his sons also play sarod I have been thinking “When I will next go online I will try their music on youtube” and I think this has been going on for more than a year!

Then by some miracle I remembered! yay! I listened to them both!

Believe me they are awesome! Simply awesome, they have very magical grip on the instrument just like their father. I am sorry I have forgotten which of the brothers it was but I heard three or four clips by them, one of which was 59 minutes long and those 59 minutes just flew by!

I hope and pray with loving guidance of their father these two will take wings and touch the pedestal they are made for- of two more legends of sarod, we are in desperate need of some great artists!

Will be listening to more of their music, join me you wont regret if you love instrumental music like I do!

Happy listening!

I write like George Orwell

Sun has been roasting them all day. The basket full of soil and stacks of bricks, from one end of the kiln to the other was how their days passed, every single day, starting from seven in the morning to five in the evening. There was two hours break in the noon, because the sun was really ferocious during those hours, the supervisor had to let them go!

Murmu picked up the madal, softly his palms played on it… drim… drim… drim

One by one the santhals gathered, the full moon was a few days away, but who cares? The girls picked up the flowers of Krishnachura and Palash, pinned them in their hair.

They made their circle around murmur, arms around the waist of girls on both side.

The aroma of Mahua was making the air heavy, the glasses were being exchanged, after the monstrous toil of the day now it was time to forget everything and dance!

An hour later the moon winked at them sleeping on ground!

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I write like Dan Brown

“There was a time when we mocked their beliefs!” the professor said, adjusting his tie to ease his neck. Perspiration was forming on the forehead of students and teachers alike. There was a ruckus going on in the college, two kids were caught kissing in the bushes, both were boys! Had one of them been girl things might not have become this tumulus … but what is reality is reality!

Majority of teachers were liberal, but the parents and quite a huge number of students were not. The professor was talking about tribals, the mural behind him had one in it.

“We mocked and taunted on their fondness of powers of nature, worshipping them, showing gratitude to them!” he said, “We destroyed their cultures. Then with time we realized how much spontaneous was their devotion, how deeper was their wisdom selfless was their thinking.”

“John Lennon sang in 19th century…Imagine no possession, I wonder if you can! Sioux Red Indians did not believe in material possessions, millenniums prior to that!”

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I write like Margaret Mitchell

“If my love can’t accept your religious belief, the things that you grew up believing in, I truly doubt my love for you!” he said, holding her hand softly, “That can only mean that I don’t love you, I love my own imagination, figment of imagination!”

“Our religion, culture is a part of our personality, I wonder if we can remove it without causing serious damage to the entire package!” he continued. “So under no circumstances will I hope or think that you should sacrifice your belief for mine!”

“But your family?” she asked.

“They are not marrying you, I am marrying you!” he shrugged.

“What if they don’t accept our union?” her lips were trembling softly. She knew his family members were quite powerful. Hers were just ordinary middle class folks.

“Even if they don’t accept our marriage they won’t do anything mean! I can guarantee you that! They will just walk away from me, and taunt me if our love goes awry!” he laughed a little, “So… smile!”

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Tuesday Star Swati Sarangi 17.10.17 Responsibilities on our shoulder

Responsibilities on our shoulder: Filling ITR
Before going into the details of the topic, I would first like to define tax. Income tax is a certain amount of income to be paid to the government at the end of a year. This has to be paid on a specific day regardless of whether it belongs to an individual or a business under condition if the annual income exceeds Rs 1,60,000, after making all deductions under Chapter VI A, then the person will have to pay tax..

The word tax has its root with the word taxation which means estimation. It’s not a new concept. As a matter of fact it has a history as old as 2000years. In earlier days, it was levied on sale and purchase of merchandise or livestock and was paid in a random manner. The earlier evidences are found in decrees of Greece, Germany and roman empires whereas in India, the evidences of the system of direct taxation have been found in literatures like Manu Smriti and Arthashastra. Then taxes were paid in form of gold and silver coins, cattle, portions of agricultural produce, raw materials and even by rendering personal service.

Income Tax Act of 1961 governs issues related to direct income tax in India. According to this act, the calculation of the income tax on the annual income of the person or organization starts on 1st April and ends on the 31st March of the next financial year. These are known by the terms – previous year and assessment year respectively. It is collected by the government in following ways-

voluntary payment by the tax payers
Tax deducted at the source(TDS)
Tax collected (TCS)
Income Tax return (ITR) is the form through which a tax payer communicates with the income tax department. This leads to a transparent system where a citizen just tells the government about the amount, source and mode of earning income. Income tax return filling provides a method to the citizens to give information about the income and detail of the tax paid. There are different forms available for filling ITR which is based on different status and head of income.

The income tax paid is used in the development of the country such as building of roads, infrastructures, defence. Government uses these taxes to fund the public activities and other welfare projects. A rising income tax shows a corresponding growth in the income. So, it can be regarded as the barometer of the progress.

There are several benefits of filling ITR:
It serves as a standard proof.
Technology has made the filling up ITR online the easiest task.
Availability of VISA becomes possible through submission of ITR which opens up the gateway to abroad.
Easier refund claims
Creates a strong financial background
It can be filled even after the scheduled date
The amount denoted can be used as deductions which help in reducing the taxation income.

We, being the citizens of India, have a greater share of responsibility for the development of the country. So, it is our obligation to pay the tax for our nation. When the paying of ITR is just few clicks away on platforms like H&R block, why should we even procrastinate? The way each drop constitutes an ocean, similarly when we, as responsible individuals move forward and join hands for building our country, it will definitely lead to a great transformation.

©Swati Sarangi