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The Thirty First of February: A Short Story by Nitish Gulfam

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Nitish GulfamWith the continuous flashing of Breaking News, I realized a change in Undramatic Hindi News Channels. An accused in a rape case was sentenced to death by hanging by Majesty John Singh Khan in Raipur High Court. The country had never thought of such decision.

Last day only, a police officer had slapped an MLA for beating up a common man on the road. The Officer arrested the minister and lodged a case against him for misuse of the power. Number of Mahabali’s and Goons in our legislative system is way too less than that are behind the bars. Streets are now safe 24×7.

While catching up with the latest of the world, I heard a knock on my door. To my no surprise, it was Shaurya, my friend. He had a book, titled Quran.

“Ahh, so you finally got it.” I exclaimed.

“Yeah, and I hope you are ready to hop in.” he asked.

“Let’s go.” I replied, picking up my bag.

Shaurya and I are college friends. Since the very first day of the college, we both have a great bond. We had never thought of getting employed by the same company after the college as well. Now, we both work at Kingfisher Sports Management as Marketing Officer and Sales Manager. Well, Kingfisher is world’s second largest sports company next to Sahara Group only, another Indian company. Indian Origin brands are making their mark in every field throughout the world. The Micromax and Karbonn are competing for the top position in the market of Mobiles and Tablets almost on par with the American brands. Chinese companies on the other hand are trying to copy every bit of Indian Ideas. Besides, Indian Democracy being largest, it has also developed good influence over major portion of the world.

Car pooling was nothing new. Shaurya got his car to pick me and Shaun to our office. Other than girls, we had politics and corporate to chat about. But that day Shaun had something else to talk about. He told us about the dowry system Indians had 300 or more years ago. I did not have any idea about it other than the bookish knowledge. He also added that women were sold like any other commodity in the market. I was surprised to hear such sorry state of women back in the time. Someone surely had worked hard to abolish that state of women. Now, they are free to do anything at anytime.

“You know what I recently read a new word ‘Religion’.” Shaurya said while keeping car on right track.

“How is it spelled?” I asked him. “What does it mean?” I added in the same breath.

“R-E-L-I-G-I-O-N. The word means ‘an institution intended to influence people in the Name of GOD. It’s like a terrorist group which intended to create havoc in the mindset of people.’” Shaurya explained.

“They must be a fool to believe in such an institute.” Shaun replied.

“Guys, I am planning to try for a Government Job. What do you think?” Shaun asked changing the topic abruptly.

“Aahaann, and that’s the reason you are working on history and other influential topics. Well, if you work hard surely you’ll clear it.” I replied.

“Here we are.” Shaurya said, while parking the car. That’s how my day starts. That’s my Thirty First of February, a daily routine. A state where politicians mean leaders and administration means public employees. A state where women are actually be respected. A state where we don’t know meaning of Religion, but God through Hearts. An India which is actually is called as Super Power State.

Note: It’s a Routine of India which has never happened, and possibly won’t happen in near future, unless we all do something revolutionary.

Characters (Shaurya, Shaun and Gulfam), their work life and this story are work of Fiction and An Idea.

Nitish Garg, Marketing and Finance Professional, gets time to express his views through Poems and Short Stories. He has composed songs for three Bands: Brahma Satya, Ethnic Ragas and Atmatattva. Because of his fragrance of Poems, his college friends gave him his Pen Name “Gulfam”. You may visit his blog pen and paper or you might like his work below.

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Student @ Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore. Travelled to 30+ countries, passion for basketball.

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4 Tips On Coping After A Bad Car Accident

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Following a car accident, your physical well-being is naturally at the front of your concern. When you’ve been seriously hurt, though, it can take longer to recuperate both mentally and physically. Even when your body has healed and you’ve gotten back on your feet, the consequences on your mental health may persist. In these circumstances, you must give yourself time to heal, and here is some advice on how to cope emotionally after a bad car accident.

Talk about your worries and concerns

After a major car accident and injury, you may develop concerns and anxiety about a specific event. Talk to your doctor or a psychologist about your anxieties; they may be able to help you overcome them through counselling.

You might want to speak with other people who have been in serious car accidents to learn how they dealt with the initial phases of rehabilitation. While a doctor can help you through psychotherapy, interacting with someone who has been in your shoes can sometimes be more beneficial.

Get the financial help you need

Not only has your car been wrecked, but you may also be out of work for an extended length of time, which can have a negative influence on your income and lead to debt. As a result of these debts, your mental health may be suffering, and you may find yourself thinking about them frequently, causing you to lose concentration on other things. 

Speaking with an experienced group of car accident attorneys to see if you have a legitimate case can help you seek financial assistance for your car accident. If you weren’t at fault, you may be able to seek compensation to help you get back on your feet financially. Alternatively, you might speak with a debt counselor about how to pay off your obligations while staying on track with your present budget.

Don’t delay driving

It’s understandable if being in a car accident has made you reluctant to travel by car, especially if you’re the one behind the wheel. However, if you wait a long time after an accident to get back in the car, you’ll be less inclined to ever drive again. Consider the advantages of driving, such as the flexibility to go wherever you choose, the lack of public transportation fees, and the overall convenience for shopping and leisure activities. Slow down, bring someone along to help, and you’ll be back behind the wheel in no time.

Consider a safer car

Finally, even the safest cars can be involved in serious accidents. If you believe your car choices have been unsafe, you might want to look into safer car options. Looking for family cars with extra safety features will make you feel safer while driving, as well as provide you with an extra layer of protection in the event that your car is involved in another accident. Remember, studies show that if you obey the rules of the road and drive carefully, you’re considerably less likely to get into another accident.

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How To Improve Your Credit Score

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Your credit score is one of the most important things you have in life as it can determine how much money you can borrow. It is something that will be analyzed to determine your affordability for large purchases such as a house, car or if you want to put an item like a phone or expensive watch on finance. Your credit score can be bad for a number of reasons, such as if you have large amounts of debt, if you miss payments or are not on the electoral roll. If you find yourself being contacted by skip tracing for late payments, this will also have a negative affect. To avoid this from happening, it is important to try and build up your score. Whether you have a low score now that you are trying to improve, or you are looking to build your score to the best it can be as you will soon be applying for a large purchase, here are some ways that you can improve it in no time.

1. Keep your credit utilisation low

It is important to keep your credit utilisation low so you don’t look like you rely solely on credit. Credit should be to boost your finances and not something that you solely depend on. You should always try to use less than 50% of your credit utilisation so it shows this. If you can keep your credit usage below 25% of the limit that is the best way to improve your score. If you have used quite a lot of credit it could be worth upping your limit (but not spending any more on it) so it means you are within your 50% limit.

2. Make your payments on time

Late payments are a massive no-no when trying to improve your credit and can stay on your credit report for up to seven years. This is why it is so important to ensure that you make your payments on time, every single month. If you find that you forget to make payments on time, why not try setting up a direct debit that takes the money straight from your account and pays the other debt off? This way you don’t need to remember to do it yourself every month and will make sure that you never miss a payment.

3. Build your credit history

If you don’t have any credit, then it is a good idea to get some so that companies can see how well you pay bills and debts. Why not get a credit card with a small limit and pay it off in full each month? Or take out a phone contract that is in your name? Also make sure that you get on the electoral roll. This is often a problem that a lot of young people have regarding credit but can easily be built up with a few steps.

These are just a few of the ways that you can improve your credit score. By implementing this you will find that your credit score will soon improve and help you with future financial applications.

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Would you like getting paid to take surveys?

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Taking paid surveys are one easy way to make money in EEUU because you can work at home. The actual social and laboral situation is being difficult to find a job. You can see the positive side: you have a good opportunity to get paid to take surveys.

Honestly, you will not be absolutely rich even if you don´t have a good personal situation but it´s a good way to make money. And if you live in EEUU, you are lucky because this job is better paid than other countries.

Many companies stay in USA and many market studies are done around the country so it is the place where more money are given to people who do the survey completed. The brands want to know what people are talking about, what are their opinion about one product, how is their life, etc. And the paid surveys are a good way to find out it. While more specifics are the answers, the results are getting better for the companies who will be closer than their public objective.

Would you like working to get paid to take surveys? Pay attention to this.

How to apply for paid surveys work

If you are interested in working to get paid to take surveys, you must to login in a sure platform and register. It´s completely free. Once you sign up, you have to wait for an email be sent you, so you need to check the account inbox serveral times.

You need to answer some questions about you because it´s important to create one profile and they can send you questions according to your personality depending on your preferences. One tip is you can answer the questions as precise as possible. On this way, your possibilites to get the job are higher. When you finish to fill your personal information, just wait.

How paid surveys work

You will be better paid in EEUU than other countries. To be honest, you will not be rich taking surveys but it´s extra money if you need anytime. So, get away those  companies that promise you earn a lot of money with paid surveys because its not so. When you do the first survey, you will be paid with from $1 to $4. It´s not too much but enough money to help you.

There are a lot of places where you can apply but don´t trust those that promise you earn a lot of money taking paid surveys because it´s not real. You can check, for example, the web https://topencuestaspagadas.net. They show you some safe places.

Getting paid to take surveys is a good way to earn money in EEUU. Many companies are making products every time and they want to know the public´s opinion before the product is sold. This is your opportunity because in EEUU nothing is stopped. So if you want extra money, just apply.

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