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My blog is where I post my articles, opinions, thoughts, suggestions and letters that I write to the media.

How to Get a Ration Card in Bangalore (New Process)

Karnataka Food & Civil Supplies Dept. website

After the previous online application portal for Ration Cards was deactivated by the Govt. of Karnataka, a new SMS-based application system has been put in place for applying for a Ration Card.

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Alternatives to Fixed Deposits – Debt Funds & Fixed Maturity Plans

Fixed Deposit vs Debt Fund

While FDs may offer higher absolute interest rates than debt funds, the interest earned is added to your taxable income for the purpose of taxation. This means that a person in the highest tax bracket will end up paying 30% tax on the interest earned, which brings the effective (post-tax) returns below that offered by debt funds.

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How to File Your Income Tax Returns Online (AY 2014-15)

Income Tax website home page

This article explains the procedure to file Income Tax returns online for Assessment Year (AY) 2014-15, using the new Java-based ITR utility released by the Income Tax Department.

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Easy Cabs Always Lets You Down!

Easy Cabs in Bangalore

My recent terrible experiences with Easy Cabs in Bangalore have compelled me to write this review. The last two times we booked Easy Cabs, they not only cancelled each time, but did so at the very last minute – just about half an hour before scheduled pickup time.

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Amazon India is Simply Amazing!

Amazon India

In this blog post, I review Amazon India and their easy returns policy based on my own experience of the same.

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