Tracking your expenses automatically

These days we do so many transactions online and offline and it’s getting hard to keep a track of our expenses and at the end of the month, there are several transactions which we are sure we did not do and yet they show up on our bills.

If you have an Android phone then there is some good news for you. Recently launched Faayda App will help you track your expenses, bills and more. It automatically reads your transaction sms and adds the transaction and bills to the app.

Have a look at the intro video below and you can download the Faayda app from the Google Play Store.

Vehicle pollution booths are an eye wash

Vehicle pollution booths in Delhi

I came across this article in HT by Soumya Pillai which stated that 95% of the pollution check booths across Delhi are unable to conduct actual test and just hand out certificates. This does not come as any surprise as we have been getting these test for the last 10 years but see many vehicles on the roads still polluting heavily. The bigger question here is that, these test are just to collect money for the transport ministry? So they do any good to check the pollution of the city (clearly not) and if so then why do we have to pay for these test over and over again?

Mann ke baat!

Modi Ji… What is the point of hosting mann ke baat, jab mann ke baat he nahi hoti. I remember you saying that you have removed corruption from the top lever… then why are so many of your ministers are involved in corruption?

Maggi being sold at Rs.102

Maggi ban in India over Lead poisoning

This article in HT said that shopkeepers are selling Maggi at Rs.100+ (MPR Rs.10), which means over 10 times the price because there is a demand for it.. I fail to understand what kind people knowingly want to put their health at risk for eating Maggi, especially when they are paying over 10 times the cost. Could it be Maggi addiction?

Quoted from HT

Rashmi Sinha, a 29-year old graphic designer living in the area, echoes the opinion of many Maggi lovers across the city.

“We have been having Maggi for so many years, I think we are immune to the lead content in it. If adulteration had to stop us from having food in this country then we would stave to death,” Sinha said.

While i agree with the later half of Rashmi… i don’t believe that anyone can develop immunity from long term exposure to Lead.

Please read the point below which i have taken from Wold Health Organisations website… Make sure to read the second last point.

Key facts

  • Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children.
  • Childhood lead exposure is estimated to contribute to about 600 000 new cases of children developing intellectual disabilities every year.
  • Lead exposure is estimated to account for 143 000 deaths per year with the highest burden in developing regions.
  • About one half of the burden of disease from lead occurs in the WHO South-East Asia Region, with about one-fifth each in the WHO Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean Regions.
  • Lead in the body is distributed to the brain, liver, kidney and bones. It is stored in the teeth and bones, where it accumulates over time. Human exposure is usually assessed through the measurement of lead in blood.
  • There is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe.
  • Lead poisoning is entirely preventable.

Double standards of BJP – Smriti Irani in trouble

When it came to APP leader and Ex Law Minister Jitender Tomar, the BJP took a very swift action… the fastest i have ever seen, FIR and then Jail within days of getting proof, which itself was got in a record time.

However when it come to one of their own, HRD Minister Smriti Irani and her education qualifications they are taking their own sweet time. The court has given a hearing date of 28th August which is over 2 months from now… which gives the party plenty of time to get a cover plan together.

Shouldn’t the law be the same for 2 people irrespective of their stand in society or which party do they belong to? Mr. Modi, proudly said that he has removed corruption from the top level sometime back.. I construed it as just “talks” as both Sushma Swaraj, L.Modi scandal and Smriti Irani case leave many questions unanswered.