The advent of the GST regime in India has given rise to a number of queries, especially in the mind of the average person. GST CONCEPTS FOR THE LAYMAN intends to give an honest and simple overview of the Goods and Services Tax and its various facets. It explains how GST is a single tax on the supply of goods and services, which starts with the manufacturer, right down to the consumer. Essentially, GST is a tax on value addition at each stage. Chartered Accountant turned Advocate Avinash Poddar highlights the perceptions and expectations of the nation, that GST will embody the concept of “one nation, one tax.” With his vast knowledge of the taxation system in India, Poddar examines GST from the point of view of the average Indian.
Not so very long ago it seemed reasonable to assert that the influence of religion on global politics was on the wane.
As the Western world became increasingly secular and the process of globalisation deepened, it seemed inevitable - on the surface at least - that the voice of religion was to be heard softly if it was to be heard at all. This has now changed, and changed perhaps irrevocably. As Jeff Haynes argues in this thought-provoking and important new book, various religious 'actors' are now significantly involved in international relations and have become a crucial influence on policy in a post-Westphalian world.
International Relations and Religion guides the reader through the complex issues at the heart of this topic with clarity and insight. The book starts with a close reading of the many theoretical and analytical concepts - notably Huntington and the clash of civilisations - that have grown up around this area and then concludes with a summary of the issues under discussion and attempts to put into context what it means to live in a world that is increasingly shaped by a whole host of diverse religious groups.
Whether you are newly arrived in Egypt and need to know the words for bread and apartment, or a long-term resident who suddenly needs to know how to ask for a picture frame or complain of a sore throat, this dictionary is for you. Fully revised and expanded, the third edition of this unique and invaluable dictionary presents 6,500 words commonly needed by foreigners speaking Arabic in Egypt. Arabic words are written in a clear and consistent transcription system, plurals are given for all nouns, plurals and feminine forms are provided for all adjectives, and past tenses are given for all verbs. The dictionary also provides stress rules and basic charts of verb endings, negation of verbs, form and use of numbers, pronominal suffixes, and comparatives and superlatives.
A RIP-ROARING, PULSE-POUNDING FLORIDA PUZZLER... “A ripping good yarn … an exciting tale.” —Publishers Weekly “...
an imaginative plot, some rousing action, a black-hearted villain, a cute kid, some gently ironic humor, and a heroine who's appealing without being perfect.” —Booklist As intricate as a fisherman’s net, Riptide fairly writhes with sinister delights—family secrets, family feuds, lost family fortunes, betrayals, puzzles, sunken treasure… and murder, of course. With a bit of illicit romance and treachery thrown in for seasoning. This rife atmosphere swirls around New york artist Isabel Anders, who’s summoned home to tiny St. Elmo, Florida to deal with an emergency: the aunt who raised her has been brutally—and mysteriously—injured. Isabel arrives to find the family mansion in ruins, her aunt living in a trailer, and, dangerous as a cottonmouth, the lover she left at sixteen just where he used to be. Waiting for her. Except now he’s got a grudge against her, a secret of his own, and some unsavory companions. Just when Isabel’s aunt seems to be getting better (but before she’s able to talk again) she dies just as mysteriously as she was injured. Suspecting murder, Isabel quickly ties her aunt’s death to another. But to find the killer, she has to hack her way through a small-town jungle of intrigue and several generations of interrelated secrets, producing hours of pulse-pounding delight for the confirmed puzzle fan. WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of Laura Lippman, Kate Atkinson, intelligent cozies like those by G.M. Malliett, Elizabeth Zelvin, and Gillian Roberts, British puzzlemeisters like the great Dorothy L. Sayers herself, all BBC mysteries, and of course, Michaela Thompson’s own Hurricane Season.
Quanta vita, quante vite. E quanto buon odore di pane, in città. Se non ci fosse anche il delitto. Quando un omicidio divide in due le forze di polizia, il gioco si fa davvero duro per i Bastardi, che per molti devono ancora dimostrare di esserlo davvero, dei bravi poliziotti. Da un lato ci sono loro, che seguono l'odore del pane. E del delitto. Ma dall'altra ci sono i tosti superdetective della Dda, che sentono odore di crimine organizzato. Mentre i sentimenti e le passioni di ogni personaggio si intrecciano con l'azione e determinano svolte sorprendenti, la città intera sembra trattenere il fiato. Per poi prendere voce. A volte c'è bisogno di un avversario agguerrito, per riuscire a capire chi sei davvero. Forse i Bastardi l'hanno trovato. E per dimostrare di essere i migliori sono disposti a tutto. Perfino a diventare davvero una squadra. Buona caccia, Bastardi.