Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a tax reform initiative by the Govt. of India aimed at replacing the current complex structure of indirect taxes with a simplified system. The GST implementation is expected to be effective from July 1, 2017.
In this intricately connected and highly sociable world, ideas and movements can often blow out of proportions, sometimes even digressing from what they had initially set out to achieve. The current feminism movement is a very good example of a struggle that has come to belie its true motive. Continue reading “From feminism to chauvinism”
I’d like to congratulate Rafa on an amazing comeback. I would have been happy to lose, too, to be honest, (my) comeback was perfect as it was. Tennis is a tough sport, there are no draws but if there was going to be one I would have been very happy to accept a draw tonight and share it with Rafa.
~Roger Federer, 2017 Australian Open Champion
The issue of reservation has been a hot topic of debate in mainstream and social media for a long time. While conflicting views prevail, each individual lies on one of the two ends of the spectrum, either advocating for it or vehemently opposing it. The problem, however, is not with the idea of reservations, it has got more to do with the premise on which it is based.
I have always been of the view that everything should be meticulously organised. A firm believer in the conventional way of doing things, I had a well thought out plan ready for each and every situation that I might encounter in the future. Most of the times, it has also involved having a backup ready in case things don’t go as planned. Continue reading “Why not planning for the future is the best plan”
The other day while browsing through my feed on Quora, I came across this wonderful concept of economics which can be extrapolated to the realms of psychological decision-making and was surprisingly intrigued by its impact on our lives. The sunk cost fallacy affects us in a subtle manner almost every day and we being completely oblivious to its existence let it get the better of us. However, the mere realisation that it exists can do wonders to our productivity and our decision-making abilities. Continue reading “The trap of the sunk cost fallacy”
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.
“Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening“, the magical creation of Robert Frost beautifully summarises the essence of human lives. Our heart is tempted at various junctures to devote ourselves entirely to pleasure, we wish to savour the beautiful moments for a little longer but the pressure of obligations is what keeps us going and that is how life is supposed to be.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication~ Leonardo Da Vinci
Our lives are enigmatic these days. In fact, we insist on making it complicated. We are so obsessed with complexities that we like to adopt mannerisms and habits that are modern, different and unique. While creativity and improvisation may work for some people (the outliers), it is the adoption of simplicity that requires a great deal of self-restraint and produces more consistent results for the commoners. Continue reading “On Simplicity and Virat Kohli”
There aren’t many things that leave an everlasting impact on our lives. And there are even fewer things that teach us an entirely different way of experiencing life.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S is like a Sachin Tendulkar innings. It takes some time to settle in but once the initial tentativeness is done with, one nonchalantly and unknowingly gets immersed in the flow Continue reading “The One with the Everlasting Impact!”
Overconfidence is regarded as a bad trait to possess. It is something which leads to the downfall of even the most iconic and powerful individuals. One heretic who has completely defied this dictum is Muhammad Ali. He famously proclaimed himself to be ‘The Greatest’ and rightly justified his proclamation throughout his life. Continue reading “A tribute to the flamboyance of a legend”