Friday, September 21, 2012

PM's speech to the nation on 21st September 2012

My dear brothers and sisters,

I am speaking to you tonight to explain the reasons for some important economic policy decisions the government has recently taken. Some political parties have opposed them. You have a right to know the truth about why we have taken these decisions.

No government likes to impose burdens on the common man. Our Government has been voted to office twice to protect the interests of the aam admi.

At the same time, it is the responsibility of the government to defend the national interest, and protect the long term future of our people.  This means that we must ensure that the economy grows rapidly, and that this generates enough productive jobs for the youth of our country.  Rapid  growth is also necessary to raise the revenues we need to finance our programmes in education, health care, housing and rural employment.

The challenge is that we have to do this at a time when  the world economy is experiencing great difficulty.  The United States and Europe are struggling to deal with an economic slowdown and financial crisis. Even China is slowing down.

We too have been affected, though I believe we have been able to limit the effect of the global crisis.

We are at a point where we can reverse the slowdown in our growth.  We need a revival in investor confidence domestically and globally.  The decisions we have taken recently are necessary for this purpose.

Let me begin with the rise in diesel prices and the cap on LPG cylinders.

We import almost 80% of our oil, and oil prices in the world market have increased sharply in the past four years. We did not pass on most of this price rise to you, so that we could protect you from hardship to the maximum extent possible.

As a result, the subsidy on petroleum products has grown enormously.  It was Rs. 1 lakh 40 thousand crores last year.  If we had not acted, it would have been over Rs. 200,000 crores this year.

Where would the money for this have come from? Money does not grow on trees. If we had not acted, it would have meant a higher fiscal deficit, that is, an unsustainable increase in government expenditure vis-a-vis government income. If unchecked, this would  lead to a further steep rise in prices and a loss of confidence in our economy.  The prices of essential commodities would rise faster.  Both domestic as well as foreign investors would be reluctant to invest in our economy. Interest rates would rise.  Our companies would not be able to borrow abroad.  Unemployment would increase.

The last time we faced this problem was in 1991.  Nobody was willing to lend us even small amounts of money then.  We came out of that crisis by taking strong, resolute steps. You can see the positive results of those steps. We are not in that situation today, but we must act before people lose confidence in our economy.

I know what happened in 1991 and I would be failing in my duty as Prime Minister of this great country if I did not take strong preventive action.

The world is not kind to those who do not tackle their own problems.  Many European countries are in this position today.  They cannot pay their bills and are looking to others for help.  They are having to cut wages or pensions to satisfy potential lenders.

I am determined to see that India will not be pushed into that situation.  But I can succeed only if I can persuade you to understand why we had to act. 

We raised the price of diesel by just Rs. 5 per litre instead of the Rs. 17 that was needed to cut all losses on diesel. Much of diesel is used by big cars and SUVs owned by the rich and by factories and businesses.  Should government run large fiscal deficits to subsidise them?

We reduced taxes on petrol by Rs. 5 per litre to prevent a rise in petrol prices. We did this so that the crores of middle class people who drive scooters and motorcycles are not hit further.

On LPG, we put a cap of 6 subsidised cylinders per year. Almost half of our people, who need our help the most, actually use only 6 cylinders or less. We have ensured they are not affected. Others will still get 6 subsidised cylinders, but they must pay a higher price for more.

We did not touch the price of kerosene which is consumed by the poor.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

You should know that even after the price increase, the prices of diesel and LPG in India are lower than those in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

The total subsidy on petroleum products will still be Rs. 160 thousand  crores. This is more than what we spend on Health and Education together. We held back from raising prices further because I hoped that oil prices would decline.

Let me now turn to the decision to allow foreign investment in retail trade.  Some think it will hurt small traders. This is not true.

Organised, modern retailing is already present in our country and is growing. All our major cities have large retail chains. Our national capital, Delhi, has many new shopping centres.  But it has also seen a three-fold increase in small shops in recent years.

In a growing economy, there is enough space for big and small to grow.  The fear that small retailers will be wiped out is completely baseless.

We should also remember that the opening of organised retail to foreign investment will benefit our farmers. According to the regulations we have introduced, those who bring FDI have to invest 50% of their money in building new warehouses, cold-storages, and modern transport systems.   This will help to ensure that a third of our fruits and vegetables, which at present are wasted because of storage and transit losses, actually reach the consumer. Wastage will go down; prices paid to farmers will go up; and prices paid by consumers will go down.

The growth of organised retail will also create millions of good quality new jobs.

We recognise that  some political parties are opposed to this step.  That is why State governments have been allowed to decide whether foreign investment in retail can come into their state. But one state should not stop another state from seeking a better life for its farmers, for its youth and for its consumers.

In 1991, when we opened India to foreign investment in manufacturing, many were worried. But today, Indian companies are competing effectively both at home and abroad, and they are investing around the world. More importantly, foreign companies are creating jobs for our youth -- in Information Technology, in steel, and in the auto industry. I am sure this will happen in retail trade as well.

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The UPA Government is the government of the aam aadmi.

In the past 8 years our economy has grown at a record annual rate of 8.2 per cent.  We have ensured that poverty has declined much faster, agriculture has grown faster, and rural consumption per person has also grown faster.

We need to do more, and we will do more. But to achieve inclusiveness we need more growth. And we must avoid high fiscal deficits which cause a loss of confidence in our economy. 

I promise you that I will do everything necessary to put our country back on the path of high and inclusive growth.  But I need your support.  Please do not be misled by those who want to confuse you by spreading fear and false information. The same tactics were adopted in 1991. They did not succeed then. They will not succeed now. I have full faith in the wisdom of the people of India.

We have much to do to protect the interests of our nation, and we must do it now.  At times, we need to say "No" to the easy option and say "Yes" to the more difficult one. This happens to be one such occasion. The time has come for hard decisions. For this I need your trust, your understanding, and your cooperation.

As Prime Minister of this great country, I appeal to each one of you to strengthen my hands so that we can take our country forward and build a better and more prosperous future for ourselves and for the generations to come.

Jai Hind.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana

The team that gave you Khosla Ka Ghosla & Dev D now whips up a delectable comedy -- Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. The story of a quirky Punjabi family in pursuit of a secret recipe that will enable them to reclaim their pride & wealth! In theatres, 2nd November, 2012

Principal Cast: Kunal Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Rajesh Sharma
Directed By: Sameer Sharma
Produced By: Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur & Anurag Kashyap
Music By: Amit Trivedi

Here is the first trailer of the movie:

Copyright: UTVMotionPictures

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

On comeback of Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh is back to cricket and what a cheer this brings to his fans. Let's read what people have to say about this great news...

boman irani ‏@bomanirani
Watching yuvi's mom smiling is a moment to cherish. Cricket is like the theatre of life!!

Abhishek Bachchan ‏@juniorbachchan
Welcome back Yuvi!!!! We missed you. @YUVSTRONG12#respect

Graeme Smith ‏@GraemeSmith49
@YUVSTRONG12 great sight seeing you back in the game yuvibhai.....

mandira bedi ‏@mandybedi
Bring it on Yuvi. U star. ☺

Nikhil Chinapa ‏@nikhilchinapa
Was good to see Yuvi bat. There's a lot that's wrong with the world but looking at that, felt right.

Harsha Bhogle ‏@bhogleharsha
wonderful to see yuvi back today. was at point early on which in itself was heartwarming. the cricket is there, needs a bit more energy.

Rajdeep Sardesai ‏@sardesairajdeep
India lost by one run, Yuvraj won by many more!

digvijaya singh @digvijaya_28
Watching Yuvraj at his best. He is our own Armstrong ! May he be the World beater.

Gayatri Reddy ‏@GayatriReddyDC1
Oh Rajnikanth, pls keep ur Umbrella Out !!! Dream Boy YUVRAJSINGH is making comeback !! RT to Support and motivate YUVI.#IndvsNZ

Gayatri Reddy @GayatriReddyDC1
My prediction is Yuvraj Singh is going to win todays match against new zealand and make his second debut unforgettable one.#IndvsNZ

Shahid Kapoor ‏@shahidkapoor
Just so fantastic to see yuvraj make a comeback to the game ............. Big smile ..........

Jaspal Bhatti ‏@JaspalBhatti69
Yuvraj Singh India ka asli sher jo cancer ko bhi kar de dher...good luck Punjabi Puttar.

ajinkyarahane88 ‏@ajinkyarahane88
Historic day today. Looking forward to see @yuvstrong12 on the field. All the best Yuvi pa, excited to see u.

sanjay manjrekar ‏@sanjaymanjrekar
Praying for a long & healthy life for Yuvi on this very,very special day for him

Bipasha Basu ‏@bipsluvurself
@YUVSTRONG12 Go Yuvi!!!!!!U were ,U are and U shall always be 'The Yuvi'!All the best Team India !

Jab tak hai jaan: YRF's new movie

One of the most anticipated films starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma is trending worldwide on Twitter, just few hours after YRF announces about the film on Twitter

As Yash Raj is famous for his romantic movies and.epic sagas of undying Love, and this is not an exception.
Yash Raj has come back after 8 years, the last one being the epic saga of love- Veer Zara, and this one seems to worth waiting for. The trailers have doing their work and hiking curiosity worldwide.

Shahrukh who is playing a role of an army officer named Samar, and picture is shot in the valleys of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh.

The two gorgeous heroines  being Katrina and Anushka, the former one being looking quite feminine and the latter one is in her rough and tough looks.

The lyrics of the title songs goes like:

"Teri aankhon ki namkeen mastiyaan
Teri hansi ki beparwa gustaakhiyaan
Teri zulfon ki lehrati angdaaiyaan
Nahi bhoolunga main
Jab tak hai jaan, Jab tak hai jaan
Tera haath se haath chodna
Tera saayon ka rukh modna
Tera palat ke phir na dekhna
Nahin maaf karoonga main
Jab tak hai jaan, Jab tak hai jaan"

On Andy Murray winning the US open

Andy Murray is the first British person to win Grand slam in past 76 years! Let's read how people have to congratulate him.

Rio Ferdinand ‏@rioferdy5
How could my twitter not work last night? Congrats @andy_murray, won a Grand Slam title..I think the boss gave u the hair dryer!#inspired

phil neville18 ‏@fizzer18
Morning all woke up to the news that @andy_murray has won the US open what a great start to the day, what a summer for GB!!!!!

digvijaya singh ‏@digvijaya_28
Andy Moore finally wins a Grand Slam Title . Great day for Brits. Admire his patience and persistence.

Mohandas Menon ‏@mohanstatsman
Did u know that Fred Perry the last Brit to win a tennis Grand Slam (in 1936) before Andy Murray was the World Table Tennis Champion in 1929

Rajdeep Sardesai ‏@sardesairajdeep
Suprabhat. Andy Murray wins US Open, first Briton to win a Grand Slam in 76 years! They also serve those who stand and wait!

hodgman ‏@hodgman
The CEO of Mercedes Benz just handed Andy Murray a check for $2.9M, and made $3.7M for doing it.

Rory Mcilroy ‏@McIlroyRory
Massive congrats Andy Murray!!!! The first of many and well worth the wait!

tomfordyce ‏@tomfordyce

Ian Wright ‏@IanWright0
Congratulation's Andy Murray.

UK Prime Minister ‏@Number10gov
PM: "Delighted Andy Murray is continuing a golden summer of sport by winning the US Open. A truly great victory" #Murray

Monday, September 3, 2012

How to Improve your Brain Fitness?

Brain is called the CPU of human body. It works for the whole day. It works even while we are sleeping. But stress, frustration, load of work, negative thinking, smoking, drinking, unbalanced diet individually or in combined form dis balances the brain and its working.

But it is said that brain is like parachute. It only functions when it is 

open. So to open up
your mind just try these ideas given below:


It improves concentration and helps in focusing. It strengthens the mind. Mind comes under control and effectively guide the physical body to execute all its projects efficiently.

2.Mind games and Puzzles:

Many games like sudoku, crosswords and quiz help in increasing alertness, focus and concentration. They are beneficial in remembering things easily and mind is then able to think faster.

3.Exercise and Dance:

When you will be physically fit then you will be automatically mentally fit. According to the studies, dance is the only exercise which affects mind as it integrates several brain functions at


If you want your mind to work properly, then SLEEP. Yes sleep.
Because giving your mind rest for sometime will help in recollecting
energy for the next day. So sleep at least 6-8 hours per day. But remember excessive sleeping can be harmful.

5.Balanced diet:

Eat healthy to keep your brain healthy. Avoid junk, oily, packed food materials, smoking and use of liquor as mental health is always related to physical health. Eatnuts, fruits, grains, pulses and
use milk products in order to get mental fitness.

6.Positive thinking:

Think positive. To achieve this share your problems, sorrows and happiness with your dear ones. and remember nothing is impossible.


The best cure of all diseasesis to laugh. So laugh as much as you can and make others laugh too.

8.Learn new skills and spend time for hobby:

Try to learn whatever you want to. Spend some time for your hobby whether it's dancing, singing, reading, painting, traveling or something else

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