Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: General
February 28 is around the corner, yes its the Budget time. This time of the year people from all sections of the life have huge wishlist for the Finance Minister for the Budget.
It is the time when everyone gets busy advising the Finance Minister on what he should do in the coming Budget and in macroeconomic strategy in the coming fiscal year.
This Budget is very crucial one for the government as this is the last change for the government to steer the nation back onto growth trajectory ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Government which is under huge burden of fiscal deficit cannot implement populist measures and will have to put breaks on public spending. This may not be much possible for the government which goes into elections next year.
In the cartoon above we can see a confused FM Mr. Chidambaram taking a dip in Maha Budget Mela and trying to get all answers for the Budget 2013.
Now on a serious note -
Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the Union Budget for the financial year 2013 – 2014 in the Lok Sabha on February 28, 2013.
Live Coverage and Budget Speech of the P Chidambaram will be aired live on Doordarshan and major news channels in India like Aaj Tak, ABP Star News, Zee News, NDTV, Headlines Today, CNN-IBN, TV9, etc.
Live Streaming of Budget Speech & Hightlights on -
Posted: February 7th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: General
Belgium Postal Service has launched a Chocolate Stamps which aims to celebrate the country’s popular national delicacy.
These chocolate stamps have the taste and the fragrance of chocolates, unofficially confirming the country’s status as the finest chocolatiers on the continent.
“We have added a chocolate taste to the glue of the stamps… which you can taste when you lick it,” the Belgian postal service said.
“The stamps are also imbued with the smell,” it said, while the design side carries pictures of chocolate in various forms.
“It was not easy to get the scent and flavour of the dark chocolate right. In the end, people from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland all worked on it,” it said.
Although it is not the first scented stamp, the combination of taste and smell has been tried for the first time.
The Chocolate Stamp Miniature Sheet having a series of five stamps will cost 6.20 Euros and they will go on sale officially from 25th March 2013.
I am sure all stamp lovers would love to posses this stamp miniature sheet in their collection.
Belgian Chocolate Stamp Miniature Sheet :
Belgium is well known in world for its chocolates. What makes Belgian chocolate unique is the quality of ingredients and an almost fanatical adherence to Old World manufacturing techniques. Even in today’s world of automation and mass production, most Belgian chocolate is still made by hand in small shops using original equipment. In fact, these small chocolate outlets
are a popular draw for tourists visiting Belgium today.
Today, some of the famous Brands of Belgian chocolate and pralines include – Côte d’Or, Guylian, Neuhaus, Leonidas, Corné and Galler.
Posted: February 4th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: General
Kila Raipur Sports Festival, termed as India’s Rural Olympics is held every year in Kila Raipur (near Ludhiana), in Punjab, India.
Held in February every year, for a period of three days, over 4,000 sports men and woman participate in the festival and it is watched by a million spectators.
During this Rural Olympics Bullocks, camels, dogs, mules, and other animals competing in highly professional events, as you can see below in the photos. However the adrenaline-pumping bullock cart race is the main attraction, with sponsored prize money worth lakhs of rupees.
In the evening of each of these three days, cultural feast featuring top notch folk singers, Bhangra, and Gidha players.
I am sure, it is a unique sports festival ….
Indian Rural Olympics – Kila Raipur Sports Festival 2013 Photos :