Govt to start linking Aadhaar to flight tickets as privacy concerns loom

Ministry of Civil Aviation is rolling out Aadhaar-based paperless boarding using biometric verification but experts are critical of the decision The civil aviation ministry is starting a project under which domestic passengers can link Aadhaar to air tickets at the time of booking the tickets and then, they can travel to the airport without a […]

Protesting BJP blames Congress for disrupting parliament, predicts victory in Karnataka

During the protest, senior BJP leaders berate Congress, accusing it on blocking the nation’s development and predict victory in Karnataka As part of BJP’s protest and fast today across the nation against the alleged disruption of parliamentary proceedings by Congress, several senior BJP ministers and office-bearers sat in the protest demonstrations at Anand Rao Circle, […]

Ram Navami and radical Hinduism

I returned to Jaipur this Sunday, 25th, afternoon and then went to meet my friends in evening, around 4:30 PM. While crossing the exteriors of Vaishali Nagar, I saw a rally of over 1000 young males, aged 25-40, going on bikes, all dressed in various shades of saffron. Every bike had at least 3 men, […]

Gujarat election results – A false dawn

The much awaited Gujarat election results came out and much of the discussion was centered on BJP losing a few seats and not getting into triple digits. At the same time, this is being considered a moral victory for Congress. It seems like a good victory for democracy in India as BJP had become extremely […]

The King and the water

Once there was a king, In a land far, far away long, long time ago popular he was, worshipped by many the king changed a law, to much fanfare nobody will draw water from the wells in buckets, only steel glasses to be used to draw water. People were storing excess water in buckets, And […]

Agriculture, Rural Development and Irrigation

1. What is a subsidy? A subsidy is a sum of money granted by the govt to keep the price of a commodity or service low, thus helping an industry general public. For example, if the price of a LPG cylinder is Rs. 800 but the govt want to protect the public and do not […]

Personal Finance and Start-Ups

1. What is the meaning of exempt? What is a “deduction”? Anything which is not chargeable to tax is called “exempt”. So, if you earn Rs. 10,000 and the govt decides not to charge tax on it, the income is said to be exempt. On the other hand, a “deduction” is the amount on which […]