Monthly Archives: January 2013

Top 5 things to look for in a retirement community

bbcWith changing times come new challenges.  And new challenges require us to break the old rules and mindset and think differently.

It is now time that older Indians seriously start considering moving into retirement communities.  With children and family spread …

Funny…

Found this on FB.  Thought I would share…

funny

Income tax savings through senior citizen parents

incometaxIn an interview to CNBC-TV18, Subash Lakhotia, Tax & Investment Consultant shared his reading and outlook on tax exemption limits for senior citizens.

Talking on the subject, he says since the basic income tax exemption for a 60-year plus …

Vintage photos of Chennai

Chepauk Palace

I stumbled upon this wonderful site with vintage pictures of how India looked in the 19th and early 20th Century. I am sure many of our customers would enjoy seeing how beautiful India looked then without the garbage and the …

How safe is your capital?

Safety of capital will be on top of the financial priority list of a retired individual/senior citizen; and rightly so. With limited means of cash flows, safeguarding the capital, which would provide some income by way of interest, is important.…

Senior homes on NDTV

Recently NDTV covered some senior citizens homes / retirement communities on their channel.  It is good to see mainstream media taking an interest in this.

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Battery operated buggy services at railway stations for senior citizens

A battery-operated car service is available at many of the main railway stations around India.  Most of stations have prominent boards with phone numbers to call.

Buggy board at Mysore

Chennai Central Station  -  99403 56789
Chennai Egmore Station –   99520 56789
Bangalore City …

Top 5 places for long life

There are a few places around the world which seem to allow people to live for many more years than expected.  In Ikaria, for example, the average lifespan is a good 10 years more than the rest of western Europe.…

A little understanding…

From AARP Site‎

understanding“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing …

Zohra Sehgal – 100 years and going strong

zohraThe grand old lady of Indian Cinema, Zohra Sehgal — famous for her vivaciousness and enthusiasm — turned 100 on April 27. Sehgal currently resides in Delhi with her daughter, Kiran Sehgal, and the sprightly actor’s zest for life is …