Taking a step towards doing their bit for the cause of women empowerment and to give wives and to-be wives a chance to display their creative side, Nagpur entrepreneurs Priyam Daga and Soraiya Taneja started a closed facebook group (only for women) by the name of Connecting Wives eight months back. In a span of just eight months, more than 60,000 women across India and overseas have joined this group! This unique group provides a platform to its members to promote and advertise their businesses and even discuss their personal problems with other wives on the group.
From the virtual world to real!
Recently, to give the members of Connecting Wives an offline platform to support their businesses, Priyam and Soraiya organised The CW Show?, a fashion and lifestyle exhibition, at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur. The show consisted of an offline market with several members of the group (from different parts of India) promoting their businesses by putting up stalls of women apparels, accessories, footwear, and other items related to women and kids. The show took place on October 1, 2016 and October 2, 2016 between 11am to 8:30pm.
Explaining the intention behind organizing the show, Priyam Daga, the co-founder of Connecting Wives told Nation Next: We wanted to give the online members of our group an offline opportunity to look and buy products as per their convenience. The whole idea behind conducting The CW Show? was to connect our members across India.
Several Nagpurians gathered at Chitnavis centre to witness the show and buy from the exhibition. Expressing her happiness over the overwhelming response, co-founder, Connecting Wives, Soraiya Taneja said, We didn’t expect such a good response. We have stalls not only from Nagpur but also from cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Kolkata. It’s good to see that even comparatively costly items are being well appreciated and bought by many Nagpur women. This is proof enough that Nagpurians are well versed with the quality of the products and they can make smart choices. Priyam added, There are a range of items available at our show at high and low prices. So, there’s something every visitor can buy irrespective of her financial capability. Nobody will leave The CW show?, empty handed!
Photos by: Kartik Thakur
Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday, said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it Has anyone seen it?”
Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ☹️ Has anyone seen it?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 7, 2023
Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’
The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.
feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi's phone if that will help 😇
— zomato (@zomato) February 7, 2023
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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