Saturday, February 28, 2015

Roll The Dice : Charles Bukowski

"अग़र कुछ करना है 
तो कर डालो 
वरना शुरू भी मत करना  !

 अग़र कुछ करना है 
तो कर डालो 
भले ही तुमसे छूट जाए
तुम्हारी  प्रेमिका 
या पत्नी 
या नौकरी 
या फ़िर तुम्हारा दिमाग  

लेकिन तुम कर डालो  !

हो सकता है 
तुम कुछ खा भी न पाओ 
कई दिनों तक 
सर्दी में ठिठुरते रहो 
बाहर किसी बेंच पर 
जेल भी जाना पड़े शायद 
सहना पड़े  उपहास 
सहने पड़े लोगों  के ताने 
और अकेलापन  । 

अकेलापन एक उपहार है 
और बाकी सब परीक्षा है 
तुम्हारे धैर्य की 
और  तुम्हारे जूनून की  
कि  तुम किस हद तक जाओगे 
ऐसा कर डालने के लिए । 

और तुम कर जाओगे 
लोगों के साथ बिना भी 
तमाम  रुकावटों  के बाद भी 
तुम कर जाओगे  उसे 
किसी भी और चीज़ से बेहतर । 

अग़र कुछ सोचा है करने को 
तो  पूरा करना ज़रूर 
उसके जैसा कोई एहसास नहीं । 

और जब तुम  बढ़ जाओगे आगे 
तो पाओगे  अपने चारों तरफ़
आग से चमकती रात 
लेकिन तुम आगे बढ़ना 
तुम करना, तुम करना , पूरा हासिल करना 
छोड़ना नहीं कहीं बीच में । 

जब  पूरा कर लोगे  वो 
जो सोचा था 
उस  भरपूर ख़ुशी के बीच 
लड़ना होगा तुम्हें 
असली युद्ध ! " 

English Original :

"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. If you’re going to try, go all the way. 

This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs and maybe your mind. Go all the way. It could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail, it could mean derision, mockery, isolation.

Isolation is the gift, all the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And you’ll do it despite rejection and the worst odds and it will be better than anything else you can imagine. 

If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods and the nights will flame with fire. Do it, do it, do it. Do it. All the way all the way. 

You will ride life straight to perfect laughter, it’s the only good fight there is."

GAAR & Tax Havens

The General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR)- proposed by the then Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee during the annual budget 2012-13- is anti-tax avoidance rule, drafted by the Union Government of India, which prevents tax evaders, from routing investments through tax havens like Mauritius, Luxemburg, Switzerland.
According to the draft, GAAR will come into effect from 1 April 2013. As per the guidelines, FII not opting for treaty benefits and ready to pay taxes will not come under GAAR, but those who do opt for dual taxation avoidance agreements will come under its purview.
The Union Government was forced to defer the rules until 1 April 2013, as foreign investors had expressed their reservation about the language used in the rules. Investors had maintained that the ambiguous language used in the draft of the GAAR could lead to the misuse of the rule.
What are Tax Havens?
Tax havens are countries which have low tax regimes which provide individuals and business opportunities of tax avoidance or tax evasion. There are roughly 45 tax havens in the world today. In Indian context, Mauritius is considered to be the most significant tax havens or tax evading route.
In more precise words the Mauritius route can be described as a channel used by individuals and Multi National Companies to evade paying taxes in India. The tax evasion in India through this route is estimated to be in tune with 55 billion dollar, mostly attributed to the loopholes in a bilateral agreement on double taxation.