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

Letter to Shri Jayant Sinha (MoS, Finance) to Revisit Section 194-IA

Section 194-IA

My letter to Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance Shri Jayant Sinha on the need to relook at Section 194-IA of the Income Tax Act which levies a 1% TDS on all property purchases above Rs. 50 lakhs and puts the onus of paying the same on home buyers rather than the sellers. This has proved to be a nightmare …

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Road Trip to Leh & Ladakh

Ladakh road trip

Me and a friend did a road trip to Leh and Ladakh from Chandigarh in August 2013. The trip lasted 10 days and we covered both the famous Manali-Leh highway on our way to Leh as well as the Srinagar-Leh highway on our way back to Chandigarh.

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How to Pay Property Tax Online in Bengaluru (2016-17)

BBMP Property Tax portal

In this blog post, I explain how to pay your Property Tax online in a matter of minutes. This is an updated version of my earlier article, revised for the new Property Tax website launched by the BBMP in 2016.

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How to File Your Income Tax Returns Online (AY 2015-16)

ITR e-verification

Income tax return filing season is here. This article explains how to file your income tax returns online for AY 2015-16.

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Xiaomi Mi 4i Review

Xiaomi Mi 4i

The Xiaomi Mi 4i phone is an excellent budget offering designed specially for India by Xiaomi. The Mi 4i stoked the same expectations as the Mi 3 thanks to its competitive pricing coupled with high end specs. The following is my review of the Mi 4i based on a few weeks of usage.

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