Famous quotes

"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually" - Stephen Covey

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Punisher : Trailer

After the disappointment of the Iron fist and the Defenders, I thought I was wasting my hours on the dull and drab meandering of the lower tier of Marvels superheroes

But this "Metallica" Punisher has got me excited

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Twin peaks returns : David Lynch

Thanks to Deadly premonition for introducing me to Twin peaks

Chester Bennington ....... RIP

THE band of my teens......it was pathbreaking music at that time and non one has recreated that magic since.

The truth about exercise

Sunday, July 09, 2017

The Handmaids tale - OST

Such a haunting soundtrack for an intense series.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

NBA Finals - Locker room Parody

The Leftovers - Final scene

Next to the Japanese anime, this is one of the rare tv series which is not afraid to deal with complicated subjects....

I believe she is telling the truth, she did go to the other place otherwise they wouldnt have made it a point at the start of the episode where she clearly states that she does not lie to the french people.
But the fact that she saw her family after all the hardship and decided that they were happy in their new lives and decided to go back is consistent with her character trait.

Goodbye to a series which was all about references and motifs and it was good that we got a week to ponder upon each episode cause if this series was binged then probably the references would have gone above our heads.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Kendrick Lamar - DNA

I got, I got, I got, I got
Loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA
Cocaine quarter piece, got war and peace inside my DNA
I got power, poison, pain and joy inside my DNA
I got hustle though, ambition, flow, inside my DNA
I was born like this, since one like this
Immaculate conception
I transform like this, perform like this
Was Yeshua's new weapon
I don’t contemplate, I meditate, then off your fucking head
This that put-the-kids-to-bed
This that I got, I got, I got, I got
Realness, I just kill shit 'cause it's in my DNA
I got millions, I got riches buildin’ in my DNA
I got dark, I got evil, that rot inside my DNA
I got off, I got troublesome, heart inside my DNA
I just win again, then win again like Wimbledon, I serve
Yeah, that's him again, the sound that engine in is like a bird
You see fireworks and Corvette tire skrrt the boulevard
I know how you work, I know just who you are
See, you's a, you's a, you's a
Bitch, your hormones prolly switch inside your DNA
Problem is, all that sucker shit inside your DNA
Daddy prolly snitched, heritage inside your DNA
Backbone don't exist, born outside a jellyfish, I gauge
See, my pedigree most definitely don't tolerate the front
Shit I've been through prolly offend you
This is Paula’s oldest son
I know murder, conviction
Burners, boosters, burglars, ballers, dead, redemption
Scholars, fathers dead with kids
And I wish I was fed forgiveness
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, soldier’s DNA
Born inside the beast
My expertise checked out in second grade
When I was 9, on cell, motel, we didn't have nowhere to stay
At 29, I’ve done so well, hit cartwheel in my estate
And I'm gon' shine like I'm supposed to
Antisocial, extrovert
And excellent mean the extra work
And absentness what the fuck you heard
And pessimists never struck my nerve
And that’s a riff, gonna plead this case
The reason my power's here on earth
Salute the truth, when the prophet say
I got loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA
(This is why I say that hip hop has done more damage
To young African Americans than racism in recent years)
I live a better, fuck your life
(5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
This is my heritage, all I'm inheritin'
Money and power, the makin' of marriages
Tell me somethin'
You mothafuckas can't tell me nothin'
I'd rather die than to listen to you
My DNA not for imitation
Your DNA an abomination
This how it is when you're in the Matrix
Dodgin' bullets, reapin' what you sow
And stackin' up the footage, livin' on the go
And sleepin' in a villa
Sippin' from a Grammy and walkin' in the buildin'
Diamond in the ceilin', marble on the floors
Beach inside the window, peekin' out the window
Baby in the pool, godfather goals
Only Lord knows, I've been goin' hammer
Dodgin' paparazzi, freakin' through the cameras
Eat at Four Daughters, Brock wearin' sandals
Yoga on a Monday, stretchin' to Nirvana
Watchin' all the snakes, curvin' all the fakes
Phone never on, I don't conversate
I don't compromise, I just penetrate
Sex, money, murder—these are the breaks
These are the times, level number 9
Look up in the sky, 10 is on the way
Sentence on the way, killings on the way
Motherfucker, I got winners on the way
You ain't shit without a body on your belt
You ain't shit without a ticket on your plate
You ain't sick enough to pull it on yourself
You ain't rich enough to hit the lot and skate
Tell me when destruction gonna be my fate
Gonna be your fate, gonna be our faith
Peace to the world, let it rotate
Sex, money, murder—our DNA

Monday, May 29, 2017

NBA finals : The trilogy

An article from TheGame Haus
2017 NBA Finals Preview

 The 2017 NBA Finals are set and the wait is finally over. The world gets to see the Golden State Warriors matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third-straight year in the Finals. It is the grudge match of all grudge matches. Everyone has been waiting for this series since the season tipped off on Oct. 25, 2016. Some have been waiting for this since Kevin Durant signed with the Warriors in July. This third fight between the Warriors and Cavs will be bigger than the “Thrilla in Manila”.

The Golden State Warriors went 67-15 this season following a record-breaking 73-win season in 2016. Golden State also broke the record for most wins over a three-year span.
This Warriors team is actually better than last year’s team thanks to the signing of Kevin Durant. The Warriors took it easy in the regular season because their goal all year was to meet the Cavs in the Finals.
Golden State made quick work of their playoff opponents. They swept all three opponents in a tough Western Conference. What the Warriors have done this postseason has been impressive and they sent a message. Winning the Finals is an obsession to them and nothing else is considered acceptable.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have not had it as easy as the Warriors. Cleveland went 51-31 and finished as the second seed in the East. The Cavs really struggled in the second half of the season. After Jan. 1st the Cavs went 26-24. They looked bad defensively and some started to question whether or not they were capable of another Finals run.
All those questions were put to bed quickly once the playoffs started. The Cavs easily swept the Pacers and Raptors before meeting the top-seeded Celtics in the conference finals. Cleveland then wiped Boston off their home-court in embarrassing fashion. Boston stole game three but all that did was delay the inevitable. Cleveland went on to finish the next two games easily to reach the finals for the third straight year.

The first year these two teams met in the Finals was in 2015. Kevin Love had been hurt in the first round and would miss the remainder of the playoffs.
Game 1 of the Finals dealt another injury to a Cleveland star. Kyrie Irving went down with a fractured kneecap in the first game of the series during overtime. Golden State would win that game and win the series 4-2 to capture its first title in 40 years.

Many called the Warriors title tainted claiming that they would not have won the championship had the Cavaliers been healthy. They were champions without respect and it was their mission to prove they were worthy of the crown.
LeBron had failed to bring a title to Cleveland and many were wondering if it was the right move to leave Miami. The criticism was high despite him averaging 35.8 points per game, 8.8 assists per game and 13.3 rebounds per game while shooting just 38.9 percent from the field. Just as the Warriors were determined to prove they were worthy of the crown, LeBron was determined to bring a title home.

Cleveland and Golden State would meet again in the 2016 Finals for a rematch. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were both healthy for this matchup and many thought the Cavaliers would prove they were truly the better team. Coming into the Finals the Cavaliers had only lost two games in the East.
The Warriors had a much tougher road in the West. They had to comeback from being down 3-1 in the Western Conference finals. Throughout the playoffs, Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala were dealing with nagging injuries. They played through those injuries but were not at full strength and expanded tons of energy just to get to the Finals.

In the beginning of the series, none of that seemed to matter. Golden State took a 2-0 series lead and had the largest combined margin of victory in NBA Finals history. Cleveland would win Game 3 and Golden State won Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead. In that game, Draymond Green was assessed a flagrant foul, setting his playoff total to four, resulting in a suspension for Game 5. No team had ever come back from down 3-1 in the NBA Finals.

Cleveland was able to win Games 5 and Game 6 to force an epic Game 7.
After six games the teams were tied in games won and total score. It was as close as a series as it could ever be and the final game of the year would truly decide a champion.

In Game 7, LeBron James blocked a late layup attempt by Andre Iguodala that set up a game-winning 3-pointer by Kyrie Irving. The Cavs won Game 7 93-89 and ended a 52-year championship drought in the city of Cleveland.
The Warriors had lost in the Finals and believed that had Iggy been healthier he would have dunked the ball. Golden State fans also believed that Curry wasn’t healthy and that if Draymond had not been suspended they would have won Game 6 and the series.

Fast forward to now and here we are set for round three. The Warriors added superstar Kevin Durant to help them get back to the Finals for a third-straight season. The Cavaliers added minor pieces but have made it back to defend their title.

Golden State ended a 40 year drought and Cleveland ended a 52-year drought.
As mentioned earlier the Warriors enter the Finals 12-0 and the Cavaliers enter the Finals 12-1. Both teams sprinted to the Finals as fast as possible, and as rested as possible.

In round three, there are no excuses. Both teams are healthy and both teams will be rested. It is time to put up or shut up. It is time to make a mark on history.
Who’s era is it really? Without trying to predict too far ahead, it is unlikely these teams meet for a fourth straight Finals appearance.

Cleveland comes into the Finals averaging 116.8 points per game while Golden State comes in averaging 118.3 points per game. Both teams are great offensively but the team who plays the best defense will win this series.
There are so many fun matchups the world gets to see in this series as well. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson versus Kyrie Irving. Draymond Green versus Tristan Thompson, LeBron James or Kevin Love.

The most intriguing though is when Kevin Durant and LeBron James match up against one another. Two of the best players in the world will fight it out to be called the champion.

This series will go down in history. At the end of the day, the Warriors are going to win because they have just too much firepower. They lost last season by four points in Game 7. Adding Kevin Durant to the mix will just be too much. All eyes are on the Finals to see who really is the best between these two franchises.
The new greatest rivalry in sports will write the newest chapter this summer, changing legacies forever.

Prediction: Golden State Warriors 4-2

I agree with the above prediction by TheGameHaus. GSW should be able to win this one based on the talent on paper. I have some doubts on Steph curry as he usually comes up short in the finals. The first year Iggy showed his resilience for the Warriors to get though a severely depleted Cavs. so I believe the Durant addition would be a saving grace for them. But it is tough to count Lebron out. The way he motivates his team and somehow manages to get the best out of them by putting them in positions they can excel. Remember how Delly looked like a top 10 player against Steph in 2015 finals. GSW still can outlast an epic performance from Lebron, just assume Lebron is able to shutdown Durant, it has to be Lebron defending cause I dont see anyone else doing it. A simple pass to Draymond with Kevin Love or Tristan against him would be sufficient to take advantage of the matchup. Last year,Cavs attacked Steph defensively but they missed Bogut and Draymond protecting the basket for most of the series. So even if Kyrie attacks Steph there should be Durant(who has shown tremendous improviement in his defensive skills) ,Dray (if he manages to keep off suspension) & JAVALE MCGEE to alter and block shots. Not to mention that GSW went 12-0 without any output from Klay. So all analysis points to the Warriors taking the title. If Cavs still manages to take the title without any injuries on GSW then we have to accept Lebron is on his way to surpass Jordan and Durants legacy would be on hold.
Makes up for a great time for the basketball fans though they have to endure a boring regular/playoff season.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Focus - Vaibhav Bundhoo

Kimi No Na Wa

Due to my tight TV/Movie viewing schedule, not to mention the renewed interest in reading novels. I have put my anime interest to the backburner. I decided to rather wait for any top reviewed anime. So i was waiting till i noted this..

Kimi No Na Wa

I downloaded the movie in good jiffy speed of 20mins Thanks to my vodafone connection.


My first impressions from this movie has to be the detailed lighting and cinematography in the anime. How is it possible that Japanese animators achieve to portray emotion, atmosphere and human interactions more realistic than the billion dollar creations of Hollywood. It is a testament of their unflinching dedication to telling a "human" story.

Though i dont want to dwell on the story which is reminiscent of the time bending, mind bending saga of Haruhi Shizumiya.I believe the story did look incomplete with probably a second or third chapter left before the ending. ala you would feel somewhat of an abrupt ending.

It is the following motifs which makes this movie incredible


The anime depict real places in Japan.See the side by side comparison of places and the anime imageries


Shinto religion believes the connection of the human with their KAMI - spiritual energy which is frequently mentioned in the movie

The famed Kagura dance performed by Mitsuha

The red string of fate

It references the connection between people who are destined for each other.The red string which Mitsuha makes for Taki.As Mitsuhas family has the power to connect with people as evidenced by the conversation with her granny which suggests both her granny and mom has the same capability. The fact that her family performs the religious shrine ceremony might be associated with their powers.

It symbolises the link between Mitsuha and their association. When in 2013 Mitsuha gave the red string to Taki, he wasnt aware of her. But 3 years later it enabled them to switch places which they initially though to be a dream. When the comet destroyed the place, Taki still had the connection to Mitsuha as he was wearing the string. Also note that he was drawn to the shrine in the underworld which holds the.....

"kuchikami sake" which is believed to contain half a soul of Mitsuha which enables the connection to still exist. Also note that Taki leaves his memories of Mitsuha as "offer" to the underworld which enabled him to save Mitsuhas town. Similar to Mitsuha who left the "sake", his offer of the memories also lead to him forgetting about Mitsuha.

Also note that Taki returns the red string just before they forget each other thereby breaking the link between them

The message in hand

It should be noted that when she asks him to write his name so that she never forgets him, he didnt write hiw name but rather states I love you.. this was intentional on his part as he knew that any empirical evidence of his existence would be erased as part of the breaking of the string - connection between them, so he just expressed his love which would atleast keep the feeling intact. He knew about this as evidenced by the erasing of all the calendar notes and messages from his phone about Mitsuha.So it is possible that he did it on purpose.

Also note that even Mitsuha doesnt write her name as the hiragana character which she started to write was not "mi" suggesting it was something else.

there are also other motifs like the multiverse and the infinity symbol in the lake. All these references and motif make this anime memorable. "Kimi no na wa"

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Walking dead : A New Frontier

This telltale series has to be one of the best. Interestingly find this more intriguing than the tv series

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Monster calls - Best scene

This is the best movie I have seen this year till now. Every parent should say these words to their child....

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The wise mans fear

The second installment of the Kingkiller chronicles

This was his newest way to waste our time. At the beginning of every lecture he demanded an interesting fact he has never heard before. Ofcourse, Elodin himself was he sole arbiter of what was interesting, and if the first fact you provided didnt measure up,or if he had already knew about it , he demanded another and another till he has convinced that the fact amused him.

He pointed at Brean "Go
Spiders can breathe underwater - she said promptly
Elodin nodded - good. He looked at Fenton

Theres a river south of Vintas that flows the wrong way .Its a saltwater river that flows inland from the Cinthe sea

Already know about that

Emperor Ventoran once passed a law


If you drink more than two quarts of seawater you will throw up

............Thats a good one. Elodin pointed at Uresh

You can divide an infinity an infinite number of times and the resulting pieces will still be infinitely large.But if you divide an non infinite number an infinite number of times the resulting pieces are non infinitely small.Since they are non infinitely small but there are an infinite number of them.if you add them together their sum is infinite. This implies any number is infact infinite.

"'Wow..................Uresh your next assignment is to have sex. If you do not know how to go about it , meet me after class.......%^&&&

Enjoying reading this book

Friday, March 17, 2017

Liars Poker

The book Im reading now

By Michael Lewis the author of The Big Short

Warren Buffet HBO Documentary

Sunday, February 26, 2017

UFC 209 : Robin Black preview

It is the passion which Robin brings makes him one of the best MMA Analyst

Friday, February 24, 2017

White House bars major news outlets from the press briefing

 The  discord between media and the White house under President Trump has no signs of waning with actions like these

............... From Washington post article by Callum Borchers..............

The White House on Friday barred news outlets — including CNN, the New York Times, Politico and the Los Angeles Times — from attending an off-camera press briefing held by spokesman Sean Spicer, igniting another controversy concerning the relationship between the Trump administration and the media.

The Wall Street Journal, which did participate in the briefing, said in a statement that it was unaware of the exclusions and "had we known at the time, we would not have participated, and we will not participate in such closed briefings in the future."
The Washington Post did not have a reporter present at the time of the gaggle.
CNN's Sara Murray went on air to describe what happened:
We lined up. We were told there was a list ahead of time, which is sort of abnormal, but we put our name on a list. And then when we went to enter, I was blocked by a White House staffer, who said we were not on the list for this gaggle today.
Now, normally, if you were going to do something like this — an extended gaggle, off camera — you would have one person from each news outlet. As you know, we have multiple people from CNN here every day. So, if you're going to do something beyond a pool, which is sort of the smallest group of reporters that then disseminates the information, you would have one person from every news outlet.
That is not what the White House was doing today. What the White House was doing was handpicking the outlets they wanted in for this briefing. So Breitbart, the Washington Times, the One America News Network — news outlets that maybe the White House feels are more favorable were all allowed in, whereas I was blocked from entering, Politico was blocked from entering, the New York Times, the L.A. Times. All of these news outlets were blocked from going to a gaggle.
White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason called in to CNN to say the organization is “still getting information about” the decision, adding:
They clearly wanted to have a gaggle that was not on camera and was not the full press corps today. We don't object to there being briefings like that that aren't always on camera, but we have encouraged them when they want to do something like that ... [to] still do it in the press room and do it in a place where all the reporters have a chance to ask questions.
So, we've made that clear, and we're going to continue to have discussions with them about that. And we're not happy about how this happened today.
The Post's Executive Editor Marty Baron issued the following statement:
“It’s appalling that the White House would exclude news outlets like the New York Times, CNN, Politico, the Los Angeles Times, and BuzzFeed from its publicly announced briefings. This is an undemocratic path that the administration is traveling. There is nothing to be gained from the White House restricting the public’s access to information. We are currently evaluating what our response will be if this sort of thing happens again.”

White House deputy communications director Raj Shah insisted this was all much ado about nothing

But New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet declared that “nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties.”

BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith, whose outlet also was excluded, added this: "While we strongly object to the White House's apparent attempt to punish news outlets whose coverage it does not like, we won't let these latest antics distract us from continuing to cover this administration fairly and aggressively."
Ben Wizner, director of the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union called the White House's move "yet another disturbing example of the Trump administration’s contempt for the vital role a free press plays in our democracy."
White House press secretary Sean Spicer himself had previously criticized the idea of limiting media access to the White House. Two months ago, in a panel discussion, he said open access for the media is “what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”
But in recent days, the president has grown increasingly critical of what he calls the "fake news media. Hours before the limited-access gaggle, Trump devoted much of an address at the Conservative Political Action Conference to bashing the media.
“A few days ago, I called the fake news media the enemy of the people, and they are,” the president said. “They are the enemy of the people.”
Fox News anchor Bret Baier quickly discouraged gloating on the right, noting that his network's rivals showed solidarity when the Obama White House tried to freeze out Fox News eight years ago

In 2009, the Obama administration attempted to exclude Fox News from a round of TV interviews with “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg. Jake Tapper (then of ABC, now of CNN) stood up for one of his network's “sister organizations” during a press briefing.
“Can you explain why it's appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one?” Tapper asked Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary at the time.
Rival networks refused to conduct interviews with Feinberg unless Fox News was granted one, too.
Fox Business Network told The Post that one of its reporters, Blake Burman, also was blocked from participating in the gaggle. Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts said on air that his network will join others in protesting the exclusion of certain outlets

Sunday, February 12, 2017

SuperBowl 51

So glad that I woke up early to watch  Superbowl 51 Normally I don't have much interest in American football but Superbowl intrigued me. It is the most watched sporting event in the united states and probably generates most of the revenue for the league in a single day which they couldn’t earn for the entire year

That's why the sponsors clamour to pay premium ad rates to capture the eyeballs till now I have only seen two Superbowl live and on both the occasions the patriots have won.
The first time Seattle almost made an amazing comeback but faltered at the last play where they elected not to go with Marshawn Lynch and the final pass got intercepted. The second time was last Sunday

This Superbowl would go down in history as one of the best. But I believe Atlanta choked at the end. All they had to do was hold the ball and consume time. NFL is not like basketball where the ball needs to be in play for the time to start.So it was unusual for a team to lose like that.

But it was so surreal that it looked like a fairytale script set for everyones sweetheart Tom Brady. Sometimes I feel major sport events are scripted. The SuperBowl ending, Federer coming back to win a GrandSlam etc. But it would be so diaappointing if the conspiracy theory comes true.

Anyways I dont have much interest in NFL but Im glad I watched it live.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Budget 2017 : PWC analysis

I came across this analysis from PWC on the Indian Budget 2017.

I have highlighted certain points which caught my eye

Immediate Benefits of Demonetisation

a) Increase in Bank deposits with a resultant decline in Interest rates

b) Decline in real estate prices

c) Increase in financial system savings

d) Increase in digitilization

e) Increase in income disclosure and the resultant impact on increased revenue collections

Income Declaration Scheme

The Scheme which allows for a one time effective tax rate of 45% on undisclosed income. This has lead to a total collection of around 65,000 crores i.e around 145 thousand crores of previously undisclosed income has now become white.

Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme

Settling retrospective disputes with Indian government.The Scheme waives off interest and penalty if the principal involved in the retrospective taxes are paid.

Budgetary Income Split

Borrowings and other liabilities - 20%

Corporation tax    -  19%

Union excise duties - 15%

Income tax - 14%

Non tax revenue 13%

Service tax and other taxes - 9%

Customs - 8%

Non debt Capital receipts 2%

Budgetary Expense split

Central Sector Scheme - 23%

Other expenditure 22%

Interest payments - 18%

Defence 9%

Centrally sponsored scheme 9%

Subsidies 9%

Finance Commission and others 5%

States shares of taxes and duties 5%

Personal Income tax

The rate of income tax is reduced to 5% from 10% for income between INR 2.5 lacs and INR 5 lacs. This is likely to bring tax saving of around 12,875 INR.


A surcharge of 10% on tax payable is proposed for individuals having an income of INR 50 lakhs to INR 1 crore

Long-term capital asset 

The holding period in respect of immovable properties to qualify as long-term capital asset has been proposed to be reduced to 24 months from 36 months.
The base year for computation of capital gains for old capital assets acquired before 1April, 1981 has been proposed to move to 1 April, 2001. Now the cost of acquisition of assets acquired before 1 April, 2001 shall be allowed to be taken at fair market value as of 1 April, 2001

Domestic company 
Corporate tax rate reduced to 25% (plus applicable surcharge and education cess) for
domestic companies having total turnover/ gross receipts in the previous year (2015-16)not exceeding INR 500 million. In other cases, the tax rates remain unchanged at 30%(plus applicable surcharge and education cess).

It is weird that the Government has not changed the tax rates for partnership firms and LLPs which is still fixed @ 30.9%. I believe 90% of the LLPs would be less than 500 million INR turnover and the Government has made it impossible for them to continue when they can easily convert into a company and get the 5 % tax benefit. Is this an oversight by the Govt or they are now campaigning against them ?

Assessment appeals and other provisions

Reduction in time-limit for revising return of income

The existing provision allows the taxpayer to revise return of income at any time before
the expiry of one year from the end of the relevant assessment year or before the
completion of assessment, whichever is earlier.
In order to expedite assessment, the above time frame for filing revised return has been curtailed. It is now proposed that the taxpayer would be eligible to revise its tax returnonly up to the end of the assessment year or before the completion of assessment,whichever is earlier. 
The proposed amendment shall be applicable w.e.f 01 April, 2018 onwards

Restriction on cash transactions 
As a measure to discourage generation and circulation of black money, insertion of new provisions to curb cash transactions of INR 3,00,000 or more and consequential penalty provisions for contravention of such provisions.
It is proposed to insert a new section 269ST, which will provide that no person shall
receive an amount of INR 3,00,000 or more:
(a) In aggregate from a person in a day;
(b) In respect of a single transaction;
or (c) In respect of transactions relating to one event or occasion from a person
otherwise than by an account payee cheque or account payee bank draft or use of electronic clearing system through a bank account.

It is also proposed to insert a new section 271DA to provide for levy of penalty on a
person who receives a sum in contravention of the provisions of the proposed section
269ST. The penalty is proposed to be equal to the amount of such receipt.
The said penalty shall however not be levied, if the person proves that there were good
and sufficient reasons for such contravention.
The proposed amendment shall be applicable w.e.f 1 April, 2017 onwards

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Name of the Wind.......

Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is its ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.

First is the door of sleep. Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain.Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a persn is wounded they will often fall unconscious.Similarly ,someone who hears traumatic news often swoons or faints.This is the minds way of protecting itself from pain by stepping through the first door.

Second is the door of forgetting.Some wounds are to deep to heal.In addition some memories are too painful and there is no healing to be done.The saying 'time heals all wounds' is false.Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door.

Third is the door of madness.There are times when mind is dealt with such a blow it hides itself in insanity.While this may not seem beneficial , it is.There are times when reality is nothing but pain and to escape that pain mind must leave reality behind.

Last is the door of death.The final resort.Nothing can hurt us after death, or so we have been told...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Name of the Wind - Kingkiller Chronicles

Many people will call "'The Kingkiller'' Series by Patrick Rothfuss as one of the best Fantasy novels of recent times. Encouraged by all the reviews I decided to buy the books.It is a 2 part series as of now....

We follow the story of Kvothe'.One of the coolest names around in a wild mythical world of Gods, Demons, Arcanists...

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings.
I have burned down the town of Trebon.
I hav spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and life
I was expelled form the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in.
I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day.
I have talked to Gods,loved women, and written songs that make the miinstrels weep.

My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Dunk and Egg series

Ever since I started watching one of the best channels on Youtube 'emergency Awesome' I was always fascinated by the Dunk and egg series of George RR Martin.

Charlie (the creator of the channel) always 'provide such an insightful and intriguing review of GOT which basically covers all the bases and no easter egg or references miss him.

So I decided to buy the Dunk and Egg series novella (3 stories in one book) "'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms"

It was a hardcopy and I have already finished the first part.

This is the first time I have experienced GRRM writing style and I should say it was quity pacy. I could see that he is very particular about creating the environment of the world and ensuring that his characters go through all the daily rituals of a human being like how often do you take a bath, what do you wear and most importantly ..... the food. There is a lot of food talk in his writing, no wonder he is so fat he must be really overjoyed while describing all the "'meat and mead" talk.

By the way it is an illustrated novel so it kind of took me back to school.