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Thanks, Search Engines and Referring Traffic, w/e 27/10/12

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM Comments comments (2)
Many thanks to the staff at Search Engines and Referring Traffic, for listing and indexing my website.  A lot of people have found me and derived some joy from reading my words.
 
Tops was Stumbleupon.com, (nearly 30weeks running), followed closely by Google (thanks a Google .com, .co.uk, News Google, and from various countries).  Also Delicious, Myspace, t.co.
Facebook.com is always up there as well, giving everyone fifteen minutes of fame and more.
 
Thanks everybody.
 
The search phrases people have used are variants on Stephanie Ruhle and stockings, lovely legs, and similar.  This famous broadcaster on CNBC has a growing audience, and I am glad I wrote about her interview with Eike Batista some few months ago. 
 
Another search phrase was about Baba Ramdev and his shop in Seven Kings, Goodmayes.  It is at 855 High Road, but only opens on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 to 4 pm.  Phone number is 0208 597 7900.
The herbal sweets are tasty and effective, so many people have told me.  I hope the U.K. authorities will grant them import and distribution facilities without onerous charges, so that this charitable organisation can distribute useful herbal health improvement items at affordable costs.  It also creates voluntary jobs for people when the shop is open full week, bringing happiness to lots of people suffering from various ailments like diabetes, cholestrol, arthrities, rheumetism, etc.  What's more, the shops in the High Street can start to fill up, if one shop is busy, it becomes a magnet for other shops in the neighbourhood.  If there were clothiers, bakers, bookshops, etc, I think they would do well next to a shop stocking Baba Ramdev's herbal products.  The government has to give them a helping hand.
 
That's it for the moment.  If next week I don't blog too often, that will be because I'll be on holiday.
Santa Anita and Santa Monica, California, here I come.
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan.
 
 
 

Baba Ramdev, Ilford Shop

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 5:18 AM Comments comments (59)
Couple of visitors to my website have searched for Baba Ramdev shop in Ilford.
This is at junction of Seven Kings High Road and Barley Lane.
There telephone number is 0208-590 7900, they only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and have limited supply of the herbal products, due to restrictions by the govt of U.K.  These are products made by Patanjali Yogpeeth of Uttrakhand, India, and have been found to be very beneficial for health.  They are sold at prices which reflect the idea of being affordable by even the poorest.  Patanjali Yogpeeth is a charitable organisation.  When the shop was open full time, they used to have a stream of visitors every day, and lot of the people I have personally spoken with said the products are very beneficial.
 
Of course it takes pressure off the hard-pressed NHS doctors and hospitals as people spend some of their own money to buy herbal products at very affordable rates and make themselves better.  The benefits to well-being are  worthwhile.   In view of this I hope the U.K. government will consider a plea to waive off unnecessary red-tape in the distribution of these herbal products.  It keeps a lot of well-meaning people doing voluntary work in this sector to provide their services and be productively busy.
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan.
 
 

The "We must stick to Plan A" mantra is getting the wrong result.

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 2:44 PM Comments comments (2)
It was not too long ago, in fact it was only April 2010, when before the May election the British people heard what the Tory Party would bring in.  Six billion pounds worth of cuts.  Oooh, painful, but it's a price that has to be paid, to restore the national budget.  They'll cut the top-heavy pay...about time.
Work instead of welfare....oh, okay, we'd rather be working....
 
And now, hardly two years have gone, and the cuts have turned into a huge exercise that has destroyed many jobs, shut many shops and factories and warehouses, cut services in the NHS and schools, and made people wonder on the insistence with Plan A.  If Plan A isn't working, then it's time to at least modify it : keep the good elements, and throw out the elements which are proving counter-productive.
 
Britain is indeed in a favourable position to borrow money on the international markets at a favourable rate, because of its stringent control of the economy, but there are rumours that the triple A rating may be affected in as little as nine months, going by the by-product of the measures, namely the increase in the public sector borrowing last month.  If this snowballs, then the whole strategy will be blamed.  Now is the time for the powers that be to pause and review Plan A, and see how else it can be modified.  A slightly adjusted navigation with a roadmap to Recovery may do wonders. 
 
As Milton Friedmann concluded from his study of the 1930s depression, the logical remedy was an expansion of the work force, turning people into happy citizens doing some work and earning their living.  That is the way to create wealth.  As people have pay packets, they can buy new cars, take out a mortgage, take some goods on credit, aspire to a rising standard of living.  England for the past several decades has had its unique brand of a society blessed with what was termed the New Prosperity.  England knows the mechanics of recreating that golden dream which all in England aspire too.  Only, the formula needs to be adjusted a little bit, and things will be alright for all, I believe.
 
Until my next blog,
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan.
 

Government investment for English High Streets

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM Comments comments (6)
The BBC tv carries a story today, highlighting the plight of the English High Streets facing competition from online shopping and bricks-and-mortar shops having to shut down.  Good news seems to be that the government is putting forward £1.5 milliion to help 15 town centres improve their appearances.  This seems like £100,000 per town centre, and while it may appear enough for superficial improvements and putting some flower baskets and things around town, probably more is needed to help breathe more life into the shopping experience.
 
I chatted with a local Councillor in Ilford a few months ago.  He is a Senior Councillor with a lot of experience.  I asked him what the Council was able to do to help local businesses.  "Not much," he said, to my shock and surprise.  "I did not become a Councillor to see businesses close and people lose their jobs.  But there is not much that we can do, I am sorry to say."
 
"Can't you reduce the uniform business rates?  That could help businesses survive."
 
"No, afraid not.  That is to do with Central government.  They fix the rates.  We the local government just collect it."
 
Obviously, the central government could do something to help.  Or would chance be a fine thing?
Here is an opportunity for the government mandarins to do something to help the economic slide from getting worse.
 
"What about the shop landlords reducing the rents?"
 
"They are all individuals and different landlords," the Councillor explained.
 
"Don't they have a local chamber or something?" I enquired.
 
"Maybe you will be surprised to hear - but : No, there is no local body of landlords" 
Here's another collective body that needs to be set up.
 
These two measures, plus bright ideas which businesses can dream up to rescue their businesses, could bring the shopping experience back to life, together with thriving High Streets. 
 
And, oh yes, now that the Chancellor has decided to pump ready money into the economy, it will be very effective if the money is actually loaned out to local businesses and entrepreneurs, including those being encouraged to become self-employed.  Money begets money, and work and enterprise creates wealth.
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan.
 
 
 
 
 

My blogs over the last 7 days

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 3:41 AM Comments comments (5)
I am glad to note that my website is receiving more and more visitors, and my blog being read by a growing number of people.  Over the last seven days, these were my blogs, you may wish to read them also :-
 
  -  Drink a pinta milk a day
  -  "He is Divine, he does not lie"
  -  Not inevitable
  -  What are they planning in Sun Valley, I wonder
  -  The U.K. Chancellor's measures to combat a double dip.
  -  "Heavenly Father, are you really there?"
  -  Thanks to Referring Traffic w/e 14th July.
 
Let me know your views, I'm also pleased to hear from people.  Regarding Yoshkar-ola, there is an orthodox Christian community who tuned in and read my blog one day.  Greetings to everybody in Yoshkar-ola!
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan
 
 
 
 

Drink a pinta milk a day....

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (2)
I remember the time when milk was 12p a pint.  That was in 1974.  I was a young boy at that time, just having left High School, and I used to enjoy drinking a pint of milk after work each day, sometimes straight from the bottle, at others mixed with milk rose or sherbet.  Healthy and delicious.
 
Today, milk seems about 25p a pint.  That is by no means expensive; indeed, milk is still very cheap in England, compared to the wage price inflation, cost of housing, petrol, almost any measure of pricing.
And yet, farmers' existence seems at stake as dairies are having to squeeze prices down. 
 
My suggestion is : On the issue of milk, a common-sense review in pricing should be done by an ad hoc committee, and implemented straight away, so that farmers can retain their livelihood and not be forced to close their businesses.  Milk is not expensive, and I feel most customers would not mind paying 10-20 pence extra per 4-pint container.
 
There ought to be a campaign to encourage people, especially youngsters, to drink more milk.  With Nesquick in different flavours, or with rose water, it is a delicious nutritious drink.  With a pinch of turmeric (haldi) it is a good antibiotic. 
 
I believe farmers should be given all the support to continue trading, to the betterment of this economy and the good health of the people.
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan.
 
 

When the new tech starts to pay for itself...

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM Comments comments (4)
When the new tech starts to pay for itself, money will start to flow into the system.  It is not a matter of money-tising things, it is a matter of finding value in what people enjoy doing.  I believe that will be the way forward. 
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan.
 
 

Thanks, Search Engines, 14/6/12

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)
 
Thanks as always to Stumbleupon, Twitter, Google and MySpace, and Facebook, for listing my website, helping people find my blog.  Much appreciated!
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan
 
 
Durudarshan - Investment Analysis and Management
 
 
Mobile : 07505 830518
 
 
 

The Queen's Speech today

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM Comments comments (0)
I watched the Queen's Speech to Parliament on the BBC.  It was a dry speech, fitted into only ten minutes.  Her Majesty wore her regalia and diamond crown, and HRH the Duke wore a few gold decorations, to sit in the Royal chamber at Westminster.  The members of parliament looked very sombre.
 
The Queen outlined the agenda for this her Diamond Jubilee Year, and wishes her government to concentrate on economic growth, by repealing unnecessary legislation that will promote enterprise and stimulate growth.  She announced reform of the electricty market, hopefully affordable energy and fair prices.
 
The Audit Commission will be closed, and replaced by another body.
 
Regarding children and families, there will be the introduction of something more for disabled children, as well as reforms so that both parents share parental responsiblities to live a balanced work and home life. 
 
More will be done to reduce and prevent crime, and tackle organised crime.
 
There will be improvement in the freedom of speech, and a reform of the law of defamation.
 
The Financial Stability Mechanism in the Euro area will be strenghtened.  Creation of stability in Afghanistan and Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in Iran are also priorities.
 
Her Majesty's agenda is for International Security and Prosperity worldwide.
 
"May God's guidance rest on the heads of those who carry out this counsel", was the Queen's invocation of blessings for her Ministers and the citizens of this land.
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan.
 
 
 
 

A lesson from Ireland.....

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 3:07 PM Comments comments (0)
There is a lesson from Ireland, on the Housing market, where debtors are turning into landlords, in other words, banks are renting the empty houses and collecting rent.  This is a practical concept for other economies, I think, and could do wonders for the U.S., Spanish and other housing markets, turning foreclosed properties into the valueable assets they are, and turning paper depreciating debt into income-producing assets.
I think this is a great concept, and if the major lenders of the world implement such an idea, it would bring much happiness to the economy, create a lot of jobs for people to service such portfolios, plus give affordable housing to people who might otherwise be sleeping in overcrowded conidtions, or homeless, or in default.
The Irish banks are to be applauded for their use of this concept, which also has the mark of generosity, foresight, and practicality about it. 
 
Kind regards,
Duru-darshan.