Shivaji Maharaj – एक उत्तुंग व्यक्तिमत्व
Shivaji Maharaj (शिवाजी महाराज)
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Shivaji Maharaj (शिवाजी महाराज)
For more such inspiring articles like the one above on Shivaji Maharaj, please visit our Great Motivators Section
Swami Vivekananda – A Great Thinker, A Spiritual Leader, A Great Orator Hindu Monk
Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu Monk and one of the most revered spiritual Indian leader. He was a great thinker and here in this article we are mentioning about 7 of his given thoughts. Below given are 7 little truths told by Swami Vivekananda which we think are 7 big thoughts.
Friends, idea for writing this article has evolved from my own real life experience, I recently went on the WhatsApp Holiday accidentally. It all started with my Son playing with my mobile. Accidentally he pressed something and got all the apps removed from my mobile. That act of my son forced me to go on WhatsApp vacation.
After getting to know that all the apps on my mobile got vanished, I started thinking about quickly getting all the very important and essential apps back. And you know what, “WhatsApp” was the first app that came to my mind. As if, it is the only oxygen source I need to be stay alive. But for some strange reason, I started thinking otherwise. As I could observer the little impatience it has caused for not having WhatsApp on my mobile. Then I asked myself a question, is WhatsApp really that necessary for me to live my life or for that matter prove to this world that I am alive. Am I so much addicted to it that I cannot live without it? That gave rise to the idea of taking WhatsApp Sanyas (Retirement). Initially I was calling it WhatsApp Sanyas (WhatsApp Retirement), but eventually it ended up into taking WhatsApp Holiday.
There are few interesting takeaways as below:
Reading above points you might think and now ask me, then why am I not extending it forever. Even I thought likewise as I used to call this as Sanyas or Retirement from WhatsApp. But as few days passed by, I started getting few of my WhatApp contacts calling me and inquiring me if everything is fine with me. This made me to realize that there are these strong bonds developed over the period with all of these friends and well wishers. And obviously, here WhatsApp had played a major part in developing those bonds and connectons.
So this made me to reconsider my decision of Sanyas. Eventually I decided to change my decision and end the WhatsApp Sanyas and instead term this absenteeism as WhatsApp Holiday or Vacation. Just like the vacation or holidays where we get out of our daily routine schedule and try to relax body and soul, WhatsApp Holidays can also be considered as a great source of relaxing our soul and recharging our thought process. Ideally it should be planned for minimum of 2 weeks and no bigger than 4 weeks.
So friends what are you waiting for. Go plan and enjoy a great WhatsApp Holiday.
Wishing you Happy Holidaying.
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There are so many brave, energetic and exciting stories of King Shivaji Maharaj. This article is about a brave soldier (Sainik or Mavala) of Shivaji Maharaj called Pailwan Jivaji Mahar. In this article we get to know the event in which King Shivaji met Pailwan Jivaji. This is where Shivaji Maharaj identified hidden skills of Jivaji and selected him for noble cause of fighting Mughals. Later Jivaji saved Shivaji Maharaj’s life during the killing of Cruel Mughal Sardar Afzal Khan. That is when the proverb got into existence “Hota Jiva, mhanun Vachala Shiva”.
A Pakistan-born actor Marc Anwar has been sacked from Britain’s most popular television soap after posting what broadcaster ITV called “entirely unacceptable, racially offensive” comments about Indians on social media.
Marc Anwar, 45, joined Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running TV soap opera, in 2014 as a member of the show’s first Muslim family.
The Sunday Mirror newspaper published screenshots of the messages posted on his personal Twitter account.
The posts hit out at India over the Kashmir dispute and suggested Pakistani actors should refuse to work in the country.
Indian Americans celebrated the Indian Independence day by hosting a grand 36th India Day Parade NYC on 21st August 2016. Many Indian celebrities and noteworthy personalities participated in this parade.
The parade was attended by 75000 people. The parade ran through 13 streets of Madison Avenue.
The parade featured quite a few vibrant tableaux by different Indian American groups.
India Independence Day Parade NYC 2016 – 07
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and south actor Chiyaan Vikram were the chief guests at the parade while Abhishek Bachchan was the Grand Marshal of the parade.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi on the occasion of 70th Independence Day today. Following are the brief highlights of the speech:
1. Today on this special day, I convey my greetings to 125 crore Indians & the Indian community living overseas. May this energy guide the nation to scale newer heights of progress in the years to come
2. We remember Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru, countless people who sacrificed their lives so that we attained Swarajya.
3. It is true that India faces a lot of problems, but we have the capacity to find solutions.
4. Today, more than Karya, I want to talk about Karya Sanskriti of the Government
5. There was a time when past governments used to be surrounded by accusations, not so anymore. They are now surrounded by aspirations.”
6. It is our responsibility to convert our Swaraj into Suraaj, which can not be done without sacrifice, discipline and staunch resolution 7. Today I will be speaking not just of policy but vision. Not just the speed of work, but actual experience of progress
8. Suraaj means the progress of the common man, a govt that is sensitive to the requirements and aspirations of the common man. Responsibility and accountability are to be the roots of such a Suraaj.”
9. We want to change the situation where people are scared of income tax authorities, particularly among middle class families
10. Two crore people apply for passports in the country. Even poor people get passport in one or two weeks
11. In the past any businessman who wanted to invest in this country had to spend more than six months just registering his business. However, with this government we have simplified the procedure to an extent that in last July itself, 900 such registrations have taken place.
12. Interviews for more than 9,000 posts in Group C and D jobs have been abolished.
13. In the the last 70 years people’s expectations have changed. Announcement of policies and budget doesn’t convince them. We have to show what has been achieved on the ground
14. Earlier, 70-75 km of rural roads used to be laid per day. Now we lay upto 100 km of rural roads a day
15. One nation, one grid and one price- we have worked on this.
16. Renewable energy is a focus area for us.
17. In the field of solar power we have seen a growth of 116 per cent. It is unprecedented.
18. 30,000-35,000 km of transmission lines used to be laid in a year in the past. Now at least 50,000 km per day are being laid.
19. Cooking gas was available to 14 crore people in the last 60 years. In the last sixty weeks alone, four crore people got these connections
20. We must break through our predilection towards pessimism. If we do that, it gives us energy. To get 21 crore people into the network of institutional credit is one such thing that people thought was impossible. But it happened.
21. Out of 18,000 villages, more than 10,000 villages have been electrified and I have been told they are with us, watching this celebration of Independence Day.
22. Just at 3 hour distance from Delhi is a village in Hathras, that took 70 years to get electricity.
23. Govt has made LED bulbs available at Rs. 50 per bulb, says the Prime Minister.
24. When things like the coming together of Iran, Afghanistan and India come together for Chabahar port, then one can see the impossible becoming possible.
25. We haven’t allowed inflation to go beyond 6 per cent. There were two years of successive drought in the country. Production of pulses became a concerns, but despite all that we tried our best to control the situation and compared to previous governments, I and my government did not allow the cost of a poor man’s thaali (plate) to be unaffordable.
26. As we celebrate the 350th anniversary of Guru Gobind Singhji I remember what he said: “He who hasn’t served others, how can his hands be considered holy?” I say our farmers do such work and have sown 1.5 times the pulses that were sown earlier, despite the discouragement of successive droughts.
27. Our scientists have created 131 types of high yielding variety seeds, so that we maximise output. I congratulate them. The shortage of fertiliser is like something out of a bad dream of the past. That shortage is history.
28. To empty government coffers has been a tradition of past governments, I have tried to keep away from such a temptation. For me more than what the world thinks of the government, what the image of the country is, is important. Substance over symbolism. Empowerment over entitlement. The nation is more important than the party.
29. Government is continuity and if there are good points in the works done by them, we, with bowed heads will continue that work. I take meetings over PRAGATI systems, where we oversee 118 such programmes launched by previous governments but had run aground. 270 projects worth Rs. 10 lakh crore had been stuck. This was criminal negligence and we have tried to move them forward.
30. When there is clarity in policy, clarity in intent, decisions are unhesitating. Every year, when it came to Uttar Pradesh, a common story was the arrears due to sugarcane farmers. Today, I can say 95 per cent of payments have been done. Under Ujjwala Yojana, we have 50 lakh households of smoke-free kitchens.
31. We will remain relevant and be able to lead the global economy only if we come up to global standards. In the last few days you must have seen how rating agencies have appreciated our moves on ease of doing business.
32. Ramanujacharya used to say that we must look at everyone with the same gaze, never humiliate anyone. This was said by Ambedkar, Gandhi too. If society practices this discrimination it will break society. If discrimination is entrenched, our determination to fight it and our sensitivity to fighting it should be that much higher. Just economic progress is not enough, social equity is more important. We have to fight social evils together.
33. GST will give strength to our economy and all parties are to be thanked for its passage.
34. This govt does not believe in postponing things. We have fulfilled our promise of one rank one pension. We have released all files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. That was another promise we had made.
35. Unity in diversity is our greatest strength. Our cultural tradition of respect for others, and assimilation is the reason why our civilisation has persisted.
36. Violence has no place in our country. This country will not tolerate terrorism and Maoism.
37. I tell those who believe in human values, to weigh in the scale of humanity, when innocent children were massacred in a school in Peshawar. In India, every school was weeping, there were tears in the eyes of every parliamentarian. That was a reflection of our human value, but look at the other side which glorifies terrorists
38. I say to our neighbours, Let’s fight poverty, by fighting our own people we will destroy ourselves, only by fighting poverty together will we prosper
39. In the last few days the way the people of Balochistan, Gilgit, from Pak occupied Kashmir have thanked me, it is the honour of 1.25 billion people of India. I thank those people from Balochistan, Gilgit and Pak occupied Kashmir.
40. We have decided to raise pensions for freedom fighters by 20 per cent.
41. The Government will bear the health-care expenditure upto Rs 1 lakh per annum for the BPL families.
42. When we speak of freedom fighters, a few are mentioned far more than others. Our Adivasi brothers fought valiantly largely unsung, many have heard of Birsa Munda but few others. In the next few days, it is our intention to record the history of such Adivasi freedom fighters in the areas of their origin on a museum.
43. One society, one mission, one goal
44. ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’, ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Jai Hind.’
Couresy: PMIndia Website
Tax planning is always there on everybody’s radar. People always look out for avenues and ways for tax savings and deductions. So if you are one of those guys, then these Tax Savings Tips might be of help to you.
If you have received presents/gifts in the form of cash or cheque in your marriage, then this entire gift amount is tax free.
Interest income is not taxable up to Rs. 10,000. This means if you have earned say Rs. 12,000 during the year, then you have just pay tax on Rs. 2,000 only.
There is a short term gain tax applicable if you earn profits from selling shares or equity mutual funds in less than 12 months from the purchase date.
There is no inheritance tax in India. So anything you get from your deceased parents or relatives as per their legal will is fully exempt from tax.
Under section 80 C, there is a maximum tax deduction up to Rs. 150,000 provided you invest in any one or multiple of the following:
Home loan offers you couple of options for tax savings/deductions. Firstly the principal amount repaid during the FY can be included in 80c, where you can claim a deduction of up to Rs 150,000. In addition to this you can claim deduction up to Rs 150,000 under Section 24.
Tax saving on education loan
Under Section 80E the interest paid on an education loan is fully non-taxable up to any amount. You can also claim this deduction if the education loan is taken for your spouse or children.
The attacker of France truck attack in Nice formally identified, says police source. The truck driver who killed 84 people celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riveria city of Nice, is believed to be of Tunisian descent.
He is a 31-year-old Franco-Tunisian man whose identity papers were found in the vehicle after the attack on France’s July 14 national holiday.
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