Friday, February 29, 2008

Budget 2008

Being the last budget before poll, Mr. Chidambaram has come up with 'populist' budget.

The most salient feature for individuals being the change in IT slabs.

The new IT slabs are :

Income Slab

Tax (in %)

0-1.5 lakhs (for woman 0 – 1.8 lakhs)


1.5 – 3 lakhs


3 – 5 lakhs


5 lakhs & above


So if you are earning 5 lakh + income, you would have tax saving of around 45000.

Capital gain tax has been increased from 10 to 15 %. This would have effect on shares and land deals transactions done in short period.

For Corporates though, the budget has been ‘average’.

On a different note, read article that realty prices in Pune are on downslide.

All in all, Today was a happy day for middle-class people.

Other Budget Features

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Anwesha Gupta

UPDATE : Anwesha has finished as "Runner-up" in Final.

It’s raining ‘Reality Music Shows’ these days. Friday & Saturday’s prime slots are booked by these shows on most of the premier channels. For me, the commercialism of the shows in order to garner more sms votes has been the “turn off’ factor. But, I bear those things as I am an avid music buff and, as it is, there is not much option available :-).

In these 3-4 years, I have been follower of “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” and “Voice Of India” and have enjoyed performances of budding singing talents like Nihira Joshi, Vinit, Aneek Dhar, Amanat Ali, Mussarat Abbas, Harshit Saxena, Sumitra Iyer, etc. I liked them but never felt an urge to vote. But, there is one girl whom I want to vote, will vote and wish that everybody votes for her.

The name is “Anwesha Gupta” and she is participant of Voice Of India – Chotte Ustaad.

She is barely 13 years old and a true prodigy. But, to my surprise, she always is among least vote getters. Show playing regionalism card also doesn’t help her story. But, she takes all this in her stride and delivers power pack performance week after week. To see a child prodigy lose due to regionalism factor is heart-breaking and a reason to make this post.

Anwesha enthralls and mesmerizes by her almost technically perfect renditions. Don’t believe? See these videos and if you agree, here are the voting details :

Anwesha's performance video links:-

1.Guru:-Barso re megha-

2.Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam -

3.Aandhi :-Iss Moor Se Jaate Hai:

4.Bhool Bhulaiya :-Ami Je Tomar -

5.Hare Rama Hare Krishna :-

6.Guru :- Maiya Maiya -

7.Daiya Yeh Mein Kahan Aa Paasi :-

8.Bawariaa :-

9. Tumhari Adaon pe main wari wari :-

10.Zindagi Maut Na Banjaye :-

11.Morni Bag Ma Bole :-

12.Mausam Ki Adla Badli Mein :-

13.Aao Naa :-

14.Khallas :-

15.Is Mor Se :-

16.Soniye :-

17.Kaanta Laga :-

18.Deedar de :-

19.Gaa re mann piya :-

20.Kyun ki itna pyar tumko :-

21.Ankhiyaan na maar :-

22.O Mahiya :-

23.Ye Galiyan Ye Chaubara :-

24.Jaane Kya Chaahe Mann :-

25.Maria Maria :-

26.Aashiqi mein teri :-

27.Crazy kiya re :-

28. Ek Do Teen :-

29. Jhumka Gira re :-

30. Kajra Mohabbat wala :-

31. Dupatta tera nau rang da -

32. Bhor Bhaye Panghat pe -

33. Saaki Saaki -

34. Kem chhe -

35. Chalka Chalka re -

36. Nach Baliye -

37. Shankar kare Damaro baje -

38. Dhadak Dhadak -

39. Dil Khudgarz hai -

40. Mahi ve Mohabbata -

41. Dola re Dola -

42. Kambakht Ishq -

43. Nimbooda -

44. Mujhe Rang de -

Courtesy : India-Forums and You Tube