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New Year Resolutions: Don't go to the gym!

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by philip on Jan 04, 2015 03:46 PM

someone cannot give money simply to someone.
it is called bribe.

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by Dev on Jan 04, 2015 02:38 PM  | Hide replies

happy little brats in photo..until islm gets a hold of them.

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Re: brats
by Dev on Jan 04, 2015 07:28 PM
happy and well dressed afghan kids. almost look like dressed by Armani!

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Prakash Sharma
dont underestimate the power of gym
by Prakash Sharma on Jan 04, 2015 04:44 AM

gym gives u a feelgud factor..!! and it can give u added confidence to face adverse situation..!! live healthy .. and spread happiness all around..!! if u r not happy within urself . u cant make others happy !! period

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prem k
All fine - except charity
by prem k on Jan 02, 2015 09:52 PM  | Hide replies

Be super careful before donating to charities - especially super big charities that have budgets running into several dozens to several thousands of Crores of Rupees.

Doing charity in India is the easiest thing. You can always pay for the education of the daughter of your maid or get a pair of sports shoes for your laundry man's son. Try to find genuine people that need help and also have a degree of self-respect because charity at that instance must change their lives, but at the same time they should not become a slave of donations. I have seen some people "demanding" donation if you help them once at the time of need. But at the same time, there are several self-respecting individuals whose lives can change with your donation.

The problem with super big charities is that they spend a huge share of your hard-earned money in non-charitable activities. For example, in 2006, CRY reported that they spend 8 Crores in salaries when their total income is 50 Crores (16%). GiveIndia on their wikipage states that 9.1% of their income goes only towards processing a donation, providing a tax receipt and feedback report, a technical platform to track donations, due diligence and other administrative costs. We have no clue on how much these charities spend for marketing. So do you want to donate to a charity that spends on needy people only half of what you give them? Further, bigger a charity, more difficult is their judgement in finding out real needy.

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prem k
Re: All fine - except charity
by prem k on Jan 02, 2015 10:12 PM
Also remember that some charities are aligned with certain religious causes, which may not at all be apparent from the information they provide you.

While donating for a religious charity is not wrong, be judicious of your choice. Through your charity, do you want to promote conflicts within the country in the name of conversions and ghar-wapsis?

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Himansu Sekhar
Re: Re: All fine - except charity
by Himansu Sekhar on Jan 02, 2015 11:32 PM
Well said

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Re: Re: All fine - except charity
by Dev on Jan 04, 2015 07:25 PM
yes ,good post

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manjeet vader
by manjeet vader on Jan 02, 2015 11:52 AM

Really superb article.

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NoorAli Pirani
by NoorAli Pirani on Jan 02, 2015 11:39 AM

Brother its a great post. Just loved reading it and i will enjoy implementing it. Thank you so much.

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Shashikant Walkunde
Excellent list
by Shashikant Walkunde on Jan 02, 2015 10:20 AM

Happy new year to all readers

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Sudhi Kothapalli
by Sudhi Kothapalli on Jan 01, 2015 08:12 PM

very practical and pragmatic.The header photo with the kids dancing in pure joy is priceless and should be the inspiration behind change for the better.Happy New Year !

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