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The Street Photographers Of Bandra

What is local body tax?

What is local body tax?, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 9:23 IST

What is LBT?

It’s a tax that traders will pay the local civic body for importing goods into the city. Sounds similar to octroi? Octroi, abolished in almost all municipalities in state, is paid every time a consignment enters the city, at octroi nakas. LBT attempts to speed up goods movement, stressing self-declaration of goods by traders who will maintain LBT accounts.

Does BMC charge LBT?

The BMC is yet to migrate from its octroi regime and has bought time till later this year. So how does the traders’ strike affect Mumbai? The trader community is protesting the imposition of LBT in neighbouring municipalities, and the impending imposition in Mumbai. Wholesale markets in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai have been affected for 11 days, a complete shutdown in some localities and sporadic protests elsewhere.

But why are they protesting if LBT is merely replacing …


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The Railways Are Home For The Beggars And The Homeless

The Railways Are Home For The Beggars And The Homeless, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

the overbridges
drug addicts
live you have
rightly guessed
for their generosity
god bless home
of corruption scams
railways nest
our beloved countrys
prosperity and progress
a new neta same
address ..
east is east
west is west ..
in corruption
we are best
new technique
just reset

The Railway Stations Of Mumbai Have Gone To The Dogs

MamuJan Khuda Hafiz

the shoe shine guy

the shoe shine guy, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
simple uncomplaining
hardworking relic
of old mumbai
sniffing polish
hazards of
his menial job
accidental high
the soul yearns
for peace hope
as time flies
chaka chak
shoes polished
neat and nice
indian railways
where scams
prosper home
of our soon
to be forgotten
shoe shine guy

the shoe shine guy .. time forgot

the humble dedicated sincere dabbawalas of mumbai..

one day dabbawalas will drop food on mobikes ..

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