CCI orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Flipkart – Times of India


via CCI orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Flipkart – Times of India

 

LONG OVERDUE.  These companies have used their entire lobbying skills to stall the Startup related GST and other beneficial policies and maintained their monopoly.

They have also killed several nascent start up businesses.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is David Bowie Name Change Day? In 1966, Davie Jones changed his name to David Bowie so he wouldn’t be confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees. And the rest is history…

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”

— Lord Byron

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Appurtenance
ə-PERT-ən-ns
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 14th century
1

A complementary, but not necessary, accessory

2

(Legal) A right or privilege that accompanies the principal property

Examples of Appurtenance in a sentence

“She decorated her new car with fun appurtenances such as fuzzy seat covers and a phone holder.”

“The shed on the fence line was considered an appurtenance for the sale of the property.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is World’s Largest Guitar Lesson Day? In 1996, Sammy Hagar of Van Halen led 1,000 music students in the world’s largest guitar lesson at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal City, California.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”

— Doris Mortman

National Health Mission


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Pathetic website of Karnataka Government.

These ministers win taking the name of BSY or NAMO and care two hoots about what their department website does, says and whether the government schemes reach the people or not?

The Resort politicians are a bane to democracy.  Eventhough, I am a fan of Narendra Modi, I still feel his government is a #BabyBoomerKiller government with its policies towards the Aged, the Veterans and the Senior Citizens.

No wonder in the past 5.5 years as many as 7 State Elections – BJP saw DEFEAT.  Sad.

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Absquatulate
ab-SKWACH-ə-late
Part of speech: verb
Origin: American English, 1830s
1

To flee

2

To take off with somebody or something

Examples of Absquatulate in a sentence

“When the back porch light turned on, the sneaky raccoons absquatulated.”

“Keep an eye out on the train for pickpockets trying to absquatulate with your wallet.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Let’s Twist Again Day? In 1962, Chubby Checker set a record by having a number one record twice in two years. His hit, “The Twist,” first made #1 on September 26, 1960.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”

— Douglas Pagels

 

I like the Word STAND. I found this resource.


16 English Expressions With The Words STAND And SIT

English Idioms CourseThe English words stand and sit are used in a number of different idioms and expressions beyond their basic meanings. Here are 16 English idioms and expressions with the words “stand” and “sit” – with example sentences:

1. STAND TALL: BE PROUD OF YOURSELF AND CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITIES

Don’t give up because of one loss, remember to stand tall and try your best the next time.

2. MAKE YOUR HAIR STAND ON END: MAKE YOU FEEL VERY AFRAID OR FRIGHTENED

That horror movie with the evil ghost made my hair stand on end!

3. CAN’T STAND THE SIGHT: STRONGLY DISLIKE SOMEONE/SOMETHING, SO THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK AT THEM

Go away! I can’t stand the sight of you right now!

She wanted to be a nurse, but she can’t stand the sight of blood – so she became a teacher instead.

4. STANDOFFISH: TO KEEP TO YOURSELF AND AVOID INTERACTING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, OR INTERACT WITH PEOPLE IN A SLIGHTLY RUDE WAY THAT IMPLIES YOU DON’T LIKE THEM OR YOU FEEL SUPERIOR TO THEM.

Barbara is very friendly, but her sister Pam is quite standoffish. She’s not the least bit interested in anybody else.

5. STAND ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET:  TO BE INDEPENDENT AND SUPPORT YOURSELF FINANCIALLY

You are twenty-four years old with a college degree. It’s time for you to stand on your own two feet.

6. STAND DOWN: TO RELAX AND NOT PARTICIPATE IN A CONFLICT OR FIGHT

After the peace treaty was signed, the commander gave the order for the soldiers to stand down.

7. NOT HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON: YOU DON’T HAVE EVIDENCE OR LOGICAL POINTS IN A DEBATE OR ARGUMENT AGAINST SOMEONE ELSE

Jess, you don’t have a leg to stand on in this argument. You haven’t learned the facts.

8. STAND STILL / SIT STILL: STOP MOVING

Everyone in the crowd stood still during the moment of silence to remember the people who had died.

The antelope stood perfectly still as it listened for sounds of possible predators.

Parents usually use “sit still” to tell children to stop moving around while sitting:

My five-year-old can’t sit still when we go out to eat at a restaurant – he’s always playing with his food or kicking the table!

9. SIT TIGHT: STAY IN A PLACE AND WAIT PATIENTLY (INFORMAL)

When the bus broke down on the highway, the driver told the passengers to sit tight until another bus could come pick them up.

10. SIT BY / SIT IDLY BY: TO SEE SOMETHING HAPPEN AND CHOOSE TO DO NOTHING ABOUT IT; REMAIN PASSIVE AND NOT TAKE ACTION

We can’t just sit by and watch innocent people suffer! We have to do something!

11. WON’T STAND FOR IT:  REFUSE TO ALLOW SOMETHING TO HAPPEN

won’t stand for other people taking the credit for my work.

12. NOT STAND A CHANCE: HAVE EXTREMELY LITTLE PROBABILITY OF SUCCEEDING OR WINNING

The boxer was far more experienced than his opponent. The other guy didn’t stand a chance.

13. TAKE A STAND: PUBLICLY EXPRESS YOUR OPINION ON SOMETHING – ESPECIALLY A CONTROVERSY, SAYING YOU SUPPORT OR ARE AGAINST IT

In the interview, the politician kept giving vague answers and avoided taking a stand on health care reform.

14. NOT SIT WELL WITH SOMEONE: WHEN A SITUATION MAKES YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE OR SLIGHTLY OFFENDED

That comment she made didn’t sit well with me. It felt like she was trying to make me look bad in front of my boss – but indirectly.

15. SIT OUT: CHOOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ACTIVITY

My coworkers are going to a karaoke bar, but I don’t like that kind of thing so I’m gonna sit this one out.

16. SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE = SUDDENLY BECOME ALERT AND PAY ATTENTION TO SOMETHING

When the teacher mentioned that the class would go to Disney World, all the students sat up and took notice.