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GST: To pay or not to pay

" The GST or Goods and Services Tax, which is said to revolutionise the way India does its taxes, has gripped the attention of the nation. While industries and accountants are tussling with understanding GST and complying, for the publishing industry, the ball game is entirely different. Book Link asks Gopal Krishna Agrawal, National Spokesperson BJP (Email: gopal.agarwal@bjp.org) on economic affairs, how GST affects the publishing industry. In the case of exemption, is it still mandatory for Publishers to get themselves registered under GST? Also, do they need to upgrade their accounting software as well? "
Gopalji: No, any person or company who is exclusively engaged in the business of supplying goods or services that are wholly exempt from tax under GST is exempted from the registration under GST. Also there is..
GST: To pay or not to pay

Education in India A bullet train on a broad gauge

NCERT is supposed to revise its syllabus and content in accordance with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), a document which assesses the need of the hour and tweaks the curriculum according to what’s current and relevant. NCF is the cornerstone upon which any revision of syllabus should be based on, and the government is supposed to release it every five years at the very least. However, the last NCF came out in 2005, more than 12 years ago. ‘Something which was relevant 10 years back may not be relevant today, and accordingly the NCF decides whether some subjects or topics..
Education in India A bullet train on a broad gauge

Krishna for the Gen X, Gen Y & Gen Z, also a military strategist for today

Lord Krishna is one of the few friendly Indian gods, after a playful Ganesha, who has significantly large following all over. Krishnashtamai is celebrated with a lot of fervour in different parts of the country, including Mumbai, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad and scattered across North India, mainly Delhi and its adjoining areas besides of course Mathura, his birth place. But Krishna did not remain in Mathura and went far away to Gujarat to set up what is known as Dwarka, on the west coast of India.He was not a born King!..
Krishna for the Gen X, Gen Y & Gen Z, also a military strategist for today

Children’s introduction to Indian religions

Puffin India announces the launch of Amma, Take Me to the Golden Temple, the first book in the Amma, Take Me series by Bhakti Mathur Amma,Take Me series by Bhakti Mathur. Gorgeously illustrated, the Amma, Take Me..
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The Other Teresa

Mother Teresa is capable of raising a storm, no matter how. And it is most often unexpectedly. The funding for her statues that the Mamata government in West Bengal builds raises eyebrows, her Nobel Prize has been questioned , her beatification and Sainthood..
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Cost of book production skyrockets

The general impression is, books are not taxable items under GST. On paper there is an exemption for the end product—a ‘book’ as we understand it in the traditional sense. However, all that goes to make a ‘book’ is taxed under..
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No teacher, no digital expert in new NEP panel

No teacher, no digital expert in new NEP panel

What do we mean when we say ‘scientific temper’? We mean an approach to life which uses methods common to science, including questioning, observation of physical reality, testing, analysis and communication. It is an approach..
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No support service ecosystem: Badri Seshadri

No support service ecosystem: Badri Seshadri

Badri Seshadri is Managing director and promoter of the regional publishing house New Horizon Media. This Chennai-based publisher is also the co-founder of Cricinfo. com. Book Link, in a two-part interview, asks this versatile publisher,..
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Former RBI chief YV Reddy pens his life-story

A journalist once asked YV Reddy, ‘Governor, how independent is the RBI?’ ‘I am very independent,’ Reddy replied. ‘The RBI has full autonomy. I have the permission of my finance minister to tell you that.’ The former RBI Governor may have put it..
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