This blog is all about Taxes! My favourite quote in taxland is: A friend is one who takes you to lunch even if you are not tax deductible.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
And a mention in the Tax Carnival
What is a blog carnival? Well it is more or less like a magazine on a topic that is blogged about. The tax carnival is hosted on KayBell's blog, I participated and found a mention in the July edition of the carnival. Click here. It made my day.
Zenobia Aunty first made an entry into my tax columns, which are published in The Economic Times, in late 2000. She and Bertie Wooster's Aunt Agatha (PG Wodehouse series) could well be long-lost twins. Yes, the same Aunt Agatha who is known to "eat broken glass bottles and is strongly suspected of turning into a werewolf at the time of the full moon." Zenobia Aunty plays the role of a devil's advocate and chews up the legal draftsmen and policy makers. But, you and I, - the aam aadmi (common man), will agree that she is the voice of reason. She also has a soft spot for Spot- her dog, her niece (this blogger) and the bureaucrats in the various ministries - some of whom are real good blokes, if you get to know them! It is just that she does not like ambigious laws and short-sighted policies. Zenobia Aunty, is a firm believer of the famous quote that: "Taxes are the price we pay for civilisation," but these must be simple and practical she adds. Many people ask me: Is Zenobia Aunty a real person? Now after reading all this, especially about how she is capable of chewing broken glass bottles, do you think I have the courage to reply?
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