Monday, 25 July 2016

Income tax made easy: #TaxPledge

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             I am yet to meet a person who loves filing taxes; of course I am not talking about the CAs and consultants who do it for a living. Who would want to pay for something you can’t measure in objective terms. It is like shelling out your hard earned money for buying something you don’t know or understand (you would know if you have ever tried to fill an old ITR form). Also, mathematics has not been found to be friendly with most brains and outsourcing has evolved to be more like an Indian trait. Seriously speaking, filing taxes has been the ugly duckling of finance and economics for long but the times have changed now. 

               In the e-age, filing taxes is as easy as pokemongo. Filing taxes has its own benefits but I would like to talk more about e-filing because this is what has given a beautiful makeover to this ugly duckling (visit  for e-filing your taxes ). 

1. Feel the power: File your taxes yourself in a few easy steps and feel like an     expert yourself. Once you do it, you will realize how easy it has always been. 

2. Get enlightened (and zip those pockets): E-filing your tax gives you             access to all the information you need at one stop. You can learn hows and         ifs of   taxes  and  where  you can save money. It will empower you to know       what entitles you for rebates and take decisions wisely.

3. Get your money back: If you know what goes where, you can fix this             jigsaw puzzle in no time. If you have paid your tax through your employer         but missed to report your savings on time (it is difficult when you tend to          miss the deadlines often like me or if you pay your saving premiums in               march). 

4. Make a difference: You will feel good when you pay your taxes on time. You     have to pay them anyway so just play safe and steer clear of the penalties.

           It’s a pity that less than 3% of Indians pay income tax. I am sure if we could make income tax a status symbol with coded PAN cards like platinum, gold, silver, etc, the collection would go up for sure and more people would oblige to upgrade. Let’s not be funny and take #taxpledge this year to file our taxes on time. There are still few days to go and I hope more and more people would join in this year. Let us share and encourage as much as we can. 

              I’m taking the #TaxPledge to file IT returns with the easy Income Tax efiling option from H&R Block at BlogAdda.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Catching up lost growth of children

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How important, in your opinion, is it for children to catch up on lost growth?

           I came across horlicks growth plus @ over the internet and i could instantly relate to it and decided to write about it on my blog. Watching their children grow bigger and smarter is probably the best gift to reward the efforts of all the loving parents. With so many kids in my family (nephews and nieces only because my little one haven’t showed up yet) It is easy to spot that each kid responds differently and not everyone can catch up with all the expected milestones despite a healthy and nutritious diet and the parents end up blaming themselves for not doing enough. I said I could relate to it because I am also a pediatrician and coming across children whose parents think that they are not growing enough is almost a daily routine.

        A baby’s nutrition starts with a healthy mother who conceives and
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nurtures the baby with all that she has. A healthy mother, thus, can prevent a lot of future deficiencies by providing adequate stores for the baby. The next important step is to breast feed the baby exclusively for first six months of life and start complementary feeding with home based feeds as soon as the child turns 6 months old. This is another crucial turn because if the additional solid feeds fails to complement the continuing breast feed and fill the energy gap, the child will not be able to grow as expected. This is where many kids falter and lag behind. The parents end up complaining that their young ones have become too picky and choosy to eat what everyone else in the family is eating and the kids mostly survive on junk foods. With all the right steps and counselling etc, this downslide in their growth curves can still be prevented. But to do that the children would not only have to reach the expected calorie intake and diets but also catch up on the deficient nutrients and eventually build up adequate stores for optimal growth. You should always consult your doctor for complete evaluation of the child before you start with any intervention.

         Although a balanced diet chiseled out from family foods is best for optimal
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growth but you may require commercially available preparations, if you have some catching up to do. And Horlicks growth plus is exactly what you need here. It is a specialized nutrition product designed by international pediatric experts for children in age group of 3-9 years who are lagging behind in height and weight. It contains high quality whey protein with added nutrients that are known to enable children to catch up on lost growth. It has been clinically proven for visible growth in children in 6 months and isn’t it great?

        You just have to add Horlicks growth plus to the normal diet of the kid and it will take care of the rest. You will never have to bother about the growth of your child because he will reach all the heights that he/she is destined to achive and all that with only a simple step. So, just get out and grab Horlicks growth plus from the nearest store and thank me late.

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