One Couple Two Spiritual Paths

‘One should not be so unromantic on V-day’

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It was not too tough for me to be precise upon what piece has to be written on Valentine’s Day, when asked during an official meeting at my office.

A wave had hit my mind that shivered me to my bones which reminded me of my relationship almost a year ago. 

When asking my girlfriend to be my Valentine on V day has an answer that came to me was imprint of five fingers on my face. Of course, without realising of what kind of stupid thing I have done with an old fashioned style on one of the most romantic days.

This had later taught me, “one should not be so unromantic on V-day” and I cursed my impatience and over-confidence. 

Say it with a rose, a symbol of color, passion and love and presented her, a voice came from within and she was cool and her eyes seemed to smile in anticipation. Making a slow advance, I proposed her with a chocolate followed by gifting a teddy bear.

I was having a feeling of a hero in me, trying to show up and I scripted some romantic dialogues to make promises and it worked. As Valentine day drew near, I cleared more decks and hugged her. I went to a gift shop for getting some suitable greeting card on Valentine day and a big card with picture of eyes with one word “focussed”, caught my attention. When I opened the card everything was crystal clear as it said “On you”.

I bought the card and a strange feeling gripped me. I was not able to remember how many girls had been able to get my focused attention but today I was focussing on my Valentine. Everything went as anticipated and Valentine day passed with lot of fun and promises to keep. But kiss gave me a miss.

Later, surfing the net I found a strange sequence of eight days to Valentine day, each conveying its own message. I was dumbfounded when I knew that my girlfriend knew all this 10 years ago. I am looking for a better Valentine day and hopping that there would be no “miss” this time. I am told the Valentine day is falling under Venus-Moon conjunction, considered very auspicious for strengthening the love bonds, harmonising the emotional level and adding to romance in lives of couples.

I find a strange coincidence in Valentine, a concept borrowed from the West and the colourful festival of Basant, which fall during the spring season. Why not look for a yellow rose covered by a beautiful Valentine day card to wish my sweetheart in style and convey that love is without bounds, I suggested to myself.

“Spring will come and go but love will blossom only in loving hearts”, I received SMS from some unknown friend which explained to me the real meaning of Valentine.

Suddenly my mobile rang and my girlfriend was on the line. She asked me whether I would be with her on Valentine day. I was not sure about my programme and she got upset and said some harsh words. I also lost my cool and replied the same way.

Realising that the arguments were going the wrong way she put a stop to verbal dual and said “Baby have some Paani and come out of Bhiwani”. I also realised that the provocation was uncalled for and told my sweetheart: “If my piece goes well in time, I will be there on Valentine”.

(Writer is an Assistant Editor with NewsMantra)


‘My wife’s patience enhanced my patience level’

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A 50-year-old man’s struggle has provided his sons a secular education which has took them to study and earn overseas in one of the reputed universities and companies.

Jeevan Kumar, 50, after a struggle of selling cigarettes, tobacco and now a fruit chat seller, despite being not allowed to stay at one place he had somehow managed by loitering in different areas daily.

Kumar has sacrificed almost everything and still surviving on fruit chat business from the past 27 years.

50 year old man faced many threats from the people who were already in the market, even was thrown out of the area due to the suffering of the existing businessman and stayed on footpath for several years

His only aim and dream was to provide the best education so that the kids do not suffer what he has, for which he appreciates his wife.

"My wife has been an inspiration, despite returning home without a penny, she maintained calm and that's what enhanced my patience". Jeevan said.

Before his kids were born, Jeevan’s father was bedridden for approximately 5 years for which he had spent every drop of blood that he and his father had earned till then.

After his father’s demise, he had no burden but even nothing was left for survival because he did not even have the money to cover the last rites of his father’s cremation.

Gradually, he pulled his socks and started collaborating with one businessman in fruit chat business and took over the command completely after almost 5 years of sleepless nights.

When he initially started, he had to go through many hurdles but was fortunate enough to fight with all of them.

Today he is still paying his debt which he took at the time for his kid’s education but leading a happy life.

He is still not hoping his kids to set him free from the entire burden of debt that he owes to the market that he took while providing education to his kids but overwhelmingly enjoying the pressure by clearing his debt slowly since he is absolutely tension free about his dream has come true.

Indian Economy

Financial Survey divulges new facts about Indian economy

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Featuring the real accomplishments of the current monetary - the effect of GST, India's libertarian send out structure, the inclination of the Indian culture for a male child and lower charge accumulations - the Economic Survey 2017-18 has featured nine new actualities about the Indian economy. 

(1) There has been a vast increment in registered indirect and direct taxpayers: A 50% for each penny increment in one of a kind circuitous citizen under the GST contrasted and the pre-GST framework. So also, there has been an expansion (far beyond incline development) of around 1.8 million in singular wage impose filers since November 2016.

(2) The formal non-farming finance is significantly more prominent than trusted: More than 30% for each penny when convention is characterized as far as government managed savings (EPFO/ESIC) arrangements; more than 50% for every penny when characterized as far as being in the GST net.

 (3) The flourishing of the states is associated with their international and inter-state trade: expresses that fare all the more globally, and exchange more with different states, have a tendency to be wealthier. In any case, the relationship is more grounded amongst thriving and worldwide exchange.

 (4) India's firm fare structure is generously more populist than in other huge nations: The main 1% for each penny of Indian firms represent 38% for each penny of fares; in every single other nation, they represent a considerably more prominent offer (72, 68, 67, and 55 percent for each penny of fares in Brazil, Germany, Mexico, and US, individually). Also, this is valid for the top5%, 10% for each penny and so on.

(5) The apparel incentive package boostedfares of ready-made garments. The alleviation from inserted state charges (ROSL) reported in 2016 supported fares of instant articles of clothing (however not others) by around 16% for each penny.

 (6) Indian culture displays solid son "Meta" preference:  Parents keep on having youngsters until the point that they get the coveted number of children. This sort of fertility-stopping rule leads to skewed sex proportions however in various ways.

 (7) There is considerable avoidable case in the duty field which government activity could diminish: The assessment tax department's petition rate is high, despite the fact that its litigation rate in prosecution is low and declining (admirably beneath 30% for each penny). Just 0.2 for every penny of cases represented 56% for every penny of the incentive in stake; though around 66% for every penny of pending cases (each not as much as Rs.10 lakh) represented just 1.8% for every penny of the incentive in stake.

 (8) To re-ignite development, raising speculation is more vital than raising sparing: cross country encounter demonstrates that development stoppages are gone before by investment slowdowns however not really by reserve funds slowdowns

(9) Own immediate expense (direct tax) accumulations by Indian states and local governments are fundamentally lower than those of their partners in other federal nations: This offer is low in respect to the immediate taxation powers they really have.


(Views are personal and writer is a student of Mass Communication and Journalism in Delhi)

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