Beautiful faces behind the mask

This Poem is a thought out of the current crisis  in Afganistan and Emphasizing the Women’s democratic rights being faded away.  Of course there are many women in every Country almost, who are struggling just wearing a mask of faded smile and living in silence as their voices  been muted by discriminated laws with forced cultures and weird customs by the society, families or dominant men for many reasons. These are my own feelings and opinions based on the observations or experiences and not to hurt or disrespect any of the basic and common culture of being a man, woman or religion/religious. Thank you  for reading. Your Beautiful thoughts would be my cherished memories and learnings.

I had a positive post ready to publish about women tittle  “story of a woman” and it starts as woman’s story is constantly changing and so on… now I am stuck with these crisis and thinking how to add or end that story watching women struggling somewhere in the world and where’s the woman’s story is changing??? And which way it’s going…

Dear God!

Million thoughts in mind
Swirling like a speed wind
With this unknown life's end
One question if dont Mind
If you are looking around

Why is a girl put on earth?
To be a productive machine?
Once grown as a lovely woman
To be a slave for someone??
Is she a property to be own?

Dear God!

Are you looking around??
Can you hear her cry??
Can you listen her prayer?
Million questions in mind
With muted voice of silence
Collide by the cruel aronist
Isn't she a power of your creation? Gifted life of she

Crashing down to earth
Forgetting to breath
With oceanic tears in eyes
Broken heart of feelings
In lose of lucid powers
Being pushed into an abyss

Dear God!

By your gracious blessings
Let her will, be your power
And Taliban's greatest fear
Heal her soul with justice
Her each breath has a faith
Her beautiful heart beneath
That you save her with care


With prayers 🙏


©️ Suma Reddy

Pic from Flickr (Pinterest)

My Garden of thoughts and feelings sow a seed of good deed if you visit. Thank you ✍❣

Afghanistan Crisis

Yesterday I wrote about my Country ( India) and on the same day the news about Afghanistan and it’s people’s situation was heart breaking. So much pain. Such devastation. How terrible situation it is for them?? hopelessness lives holding their breaths and running on the roads. My heart goes out to all Afghanis. Especially the Letter from Sahraa Karimi is really heartmelting and very impressive the way she urges the world to save her Country. Prayers for the world peace 🙏🙏🙏

On Sunday, on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence day, the world also witnessed the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, thereby driving the country towards major uncertainty and leaving the war-torn nation in an extremely vulnerable position. The airport of Kabul, the last city to fall witnessed crazy scenes of foreign nationals and Afghani residents alike trying to escape the clutches of the militants as the armed in insurgents captured the country in a week.

A week after the USA withdrew its troops that had been deployed in the country for over 20 years, the country is visibly shaken up, and the most at risk are its women and children, who have been suppressed with regards to freedom and education among basic fundamental rights.

And now, among scenes of chaos ensuing on the streets in cities, one doing the rounds on the internet shows a few Talibani insurgents moving around the streets with a reporter’s microphone and asking people to share how happy they are under the ‘Tali9s that one of the companions of the said ‘reporters’ seems to be carrying a gun in his hand, although he keeps it lowered

https://twitter.com/i/status/1427144540817817600

The video was originally shared on Twitter by an account called @Zabehulah_M33, and it claims to be the Official twitter account of the spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid.

The video, which has a description in Pashto, says ‘Kabul is under the control of the city, special units of the Islamic Emirate have been deployed in different parts of the city to provide security. The general public is happy with the arrival of the Mujahideen and satisfied with the security.”

The video shows three four Talibani people addressing the camera where they explain the situation prevalent in the city and the country. He then takes his microphone to one passerby and asks his name. When he replies its Habibullah, the man then goes on to ask how he is faring under the new Taliban rule. The same ‘reporter’ asks the question to yet another person and then enquires if he is ‘khushaal’ (happy) with the arrival of the Mujahideen. The man seems to reply in affirmative.

The scenes on the video are however, shockingly devoid of any woman or girls on the street. Not in the background, nor are they visible on any part of the road.

Many who have somehow been able to escape the Talibans and gone over to other countries, especially women and the young urban people have been continuously despairing at the breakdown situation in their country. Many Afghani nationals have been ruing the fact of 20 years of development washing away in an instant.

Afghan Filmmaker Sahraa Karimi:

“Taliban have entered the city and we are running away. Everyone is afraid.” This is not a clip from a scary movie, This is the reality in Kabul. Last week the city hosted a film festival & now they running away for their lives. Heartbreaking to watch but the world is do nothing

Hey ppl of the this big world, please do not be silent , they are coming to kill us.

In the video that she shared on Instagram on Sunday, she could be seen running amid a heightened activity on the street. “This is not a clip from a scary movie, This is the reality in Kabul. Last week the city hosted a film festival & now they running away for their lives. Heartbreaking to watch but the world is do nothing,” Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad wrote sharing the video on

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“We need your voice. The media, governments and the world humanitarian organisations are conveniently silent as if this ‘peace deal’ with the Taliban was ever legitimate. It was never legitimate. Recognising them gave them the confidence to come back to power. The Taliban have been brutalising our people throughout the entire process of the talks. Everything that I have worked so hard to build as a filmmaker in my country is at the risk of falling. If the Taliban take over they will ban all art. I and other filmmakers could be next on their hit list…this war is not a civil war, this is a proxy war, this is an imposed war and it is the result of the US deal with the Taliban,” Sahraa Karimi wrote two days ago.

https://twitter.com/sahraakarimi/status/1426161540818997250/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1426161540818997250%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thewrap.com%2Fafghan-filmmaker-sahraa-karimi-letter-world-should-not-turn-its-back-on-us%2F

The sheer helplessness at Kabul airport. It’s heartbreaking!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1427122053212098560

Source, HT & Twitter

Ola Electric scooter

Ola Electric scooter India launch is scheduled for August 15.
Ola Electric scooter India launch is scheduled on 15th August 2021

Basic Details:

Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal on Tuesday announced the launch date of the company’s much-anticipated electric scooter in the Indian market. The Ola Electric scooter will make its official debut on August 15 which is also when its pricing structure is likely to be revealed. The bookings for the electric scooter were opened late July and the company cab aggregator-turned EV maker claims it has received an overwhelming response. Expect pricing to be somewhere around ₹1 lakh and state-level subsidies could bring it down further.

  • First launch schedule in India 🇮🇳 on 15th Auug’21
  • This would be the company’s first product in the EV space.
  • Ola scooter is expected to be priced under ₹1
  • Range 150 – 200 KM compared to other electric scooters of 70-80
  • Battery consumption upto 75 km
  • Quick charging Infrastructure
  • Instrument cluster of Map navigation along with other details display
  • Remote control on & off
  • Direct-to-home sales model (Home delivery )
  • As of now, only Ola own booking  zones being arranged along with online booking option with no dealerships
  • Online pre-order booking with just Rs. 499/-
A revolution to save the Environment
Here are all the colour options to be made available on the upcoming Ola Electric scooter.
Total in 10 pleasant colors

Ola Electric will manufacture this scooter at its plant in Tamil Nadu (India). The factory is claimed to become the world’s largest facility for electric scooters with an eventual capacity of belting out 10 million units per annum. Ola plans to manufacture the scooter at its upcoming $330 million mega-factory which is claimed to be the world’s largest e-scooter plant. The facility will sport over 3,000 robots working alongside 10,000 workers.

Ola plans to manufacture the scooter at its upcoming $330 million mega-factory which is claimed to be the world's largest e-scooter plant. The facility will sport over 3,000 robots working alongside 10,000 workers.

Bookings for the upcoming Ola Electric scooter was opened for a refundable amount of ₹499 and through the company’s online channel. Within 24 hours of bookings being opened, more than one lakh orders had been placed.

And while Ola Electric has been promising class-leading features which include a top speed which could potentially be in three figures as well as a per-charge range of around 150 kilometres, there is also a whole lot of buzz around the upcoming facility which will roll out the units.

The launch of the electric scooter is expected to galvanize the EV space in the country, a space that is anyway being propelled by battery-powered two wheelers. Subsidies announced by various state governments are likely to make electric two-wheelers almost as affordable as petrol models. Intense rivalry will only go on to help customers make an informed choice.

Once launched, Ola Electric scooter will take on the likes of TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak Electric, Ather 450X, products from Okinawa and Hero Electric, among others.

Are these Mango shaped Apples?? 🤔

Miyazaki mangoes are said to be world's costliest mangoes

MP couple deploys 4 guards, 6 dogs to protect world’s costliest mango

Miyazaki mangoes are said to be world’s costliest mangoes1 min read. 17 Jun 2021Livemint.

A couple in Madhya Pradesh has deployed four guards and six dogs to prevent the theft of two mango trees.

The orchardist couple Rani and Sankalp Parihar planted two mango saplings tears ago. However, little they had any idea the two mango saplings would develop and bore into unusual ruby-coloured mangoes, the Japanese Miyazaki, according to a report in HindustanTimes.https://b9748fceb7b8e6f27882840e4d195464.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html?n=0TRENDING STORIESSee All

Miyazaki mangoes are said to be one of the most expensive breeds of mangoes in the world. Also known as an egg of the sun, the Miyazaki mangoes sold at ₹2.70 lakh per kilogram in the international market last year, the daily said citing a Japanese media report.

According to the farmer couple, last year, some thieves broke into their orchards and stole the mangoes after it became locally known that they have started growing this rare fruit. However, the couple could manage two protect two trees.

Consequently, the couple deployed four guards and six dogs to protect the rare trees and seven mangoes.

Elaborating about how they started growing this rare variety of mango, Parihar said, he was on his way to Chennai to buy some saplings when he met a man on a train, who offered him what later turned out to be Miyazaki. “He offered these saplings to me and asked to take care of these plants like our babies. We planted in the orchard without knowing what variety of mangoes it will produce”.

Sankalp has named the mangoes Damini, after the name of his mother.

“Later, we researched about this variety and found the real name. But it is still Damini for me,” Parihar told the daily. MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All

Sankalp’s wife Rani said many people have shown interest to buy Mirazaki mangoes. She said a Mumbai-based jeweller is ready to pay ₹21,000 for a mango.

However, the couple has decided not to sell the mangoes to anyone yet, and instead they would grow them.null

About Miyazaki mangoes:

  • The mangoes are grown in Japan’s Miyazaki city. The mango is over 350 grams in weight and has a 15% or higher sugar content.
  • These mangoes are rich in antioxidants and contain beta-carotene and folic acid, which is great for people that need help with tired eyes.
  • They are grown during the peak harvest between April and August

Source: “Mint” 17 June 2021.

Form 26AS – IT status

New income tax website: Here’s how you can download Form 26AS

Form 26 AS, which is also known as annual consolidated statement, is an important document that contains all tax-related information of the taxpayer like TDS (Tax Deduction at Source), advance tax, etc.
Form 26 AS, which is also known as annual consolidated statement, is an important document that contains all tax-related information of the taxpayer like TDS (Tax Deduction at Source), advance tax, etc.

The income tax department of India rolled out its new website — http://www.incometax.gov.in on 7th June 2021. This new income tax portal aims to simplify income tax return (ITR) filing and enables a taxpayer to file ITR from one’s mobile phone as well. Apart from the various other features of this new income tax website, the Ministry of Finance has said that taxpayer will be provided free ITR preparation software for ITR Form-1 and ITR Form-2.

The new portal has a simplified download feature for Form 26As as well. Form 26 AS, which is also known as annual consolidated statement, is an important document that contains all tax-related information of the taxpayer like TDS (Tax Deduction at Source), advance tax, etc. After, the launch of new income tax website, a taxpayer will be able to know one’s tax-related details by simply downloading the Form 26AS.

How to download Form 26 AS from income tax new portal

To download one’s Form 26As, the income taxpayer needs to log in at the new income tax website — http://www.incometax.gov.in. Then click at the ‘Login’ button at the top right of the income tax portal home page and go to the ‘e-File’ menu and login.

Here is step by step guide to download Form 26 AS from income tax new portal:

1] Log in at the official income tax new website — incometax.gov.in;

2] Click at ‘Login’ option on the top right of the homepage.

3] After logging in, go to the ‘e-file’ menu and click at ‘View Form 26 AS (Tax Credit)’ link;MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All

Things to check in Form 26AS before filing ITR

4] Read the disclaimer carefully and click at ‘Confirm’ button;

5] After clicking at the ‘Confirm’ button of disclaimer, you will be redirected to the TDS-CPC

6] At TDS-CPC website, agree to the acceptance of usages and click at ‘Proceed’ option;

7] Then click at ‘View Tax Credit (Form 26AS)’ option;

8] Select the assessment year

9] Select ‘View Type'(HTML, Text or PDF);

10] Click at ‘View/Download’; and

11] Your Form 26As will be displayed on the computer monitor or the cell phone screen.

Download and save the Form 26 AS for future usages.

Source: ‘Mint’ on 10th Jun’21

FESTIVITIES & FOODS :

Ganapati Bappa’s Festival celebration

Festivals and Celebrations bring all the family members and friends together with greatness of joy, happiness and bonding. World has so many countries and each country has their own Unique festivals but “India” is the cradle for many colorful and cultural festivals to represent each religion and region.

Here’s one among the Grand Festivals, “Ganesh Chaturti” which is celebrated across the Country in honour of Lord Ganesha on his birth anniversary. It’s fun filled as well as devotional celebration of 11 days. There would be bundle of essays if we Google about this Festival hence I am keeping it short and sweet.

I would like to mention one among the many communities or societies the way the celebration happens in many places in the country, especially in most parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai. This story credit goes to ‘CIDCO’ community or association members of “Navi Mumbai” as the below pics were clicked while our office staff was invited on the 11th day (Ganesh Visarjan) to offer “Pooja” and take blessings of Bappa and were provided with delicious food.

Of course there’s no festival or celebration that will conclude without a meal, snacks or delicacies, that’s why the blog header was choosen to denote the meaning of “Festivities & Foods” refer my FB page with the same name and join the Community to enjoy our shared Memories and Moments.

Thank you!

Ganesh Chaturthi _ Bappa Morya
Colleagues _ Masti

Here’s my smaller start, see you all with next blog.