The Great Indian Budget is out! While you’ll witness a lot of sombre nods and resentful tirades, you will also perhaps want to steer clear of the grave-looking dissections after a certain point and get your hands (or pockets? ) on the sheenless how-does-this-affect-me basics for a bit...
Of course it affects you, if it is affecting the economy and all of that...we get it! But here’s us being simple bumpkins about it.
Ladies and gentlemen, the not-so-minor deets that the holes (in our pockets, of course) should be concerned about!
Of All Things...Cashew Nuts Have Become Cheaper!
If your salary allowed you peanuts until now, then thank the govt for upgrading your aukaat to…cashew nuts! Congratulations!
Not nuts over nuts?
Well... there’s more for you in this year’s budget than you may imagine. Here’s a brief list of everyday things that have become more expensive:
An Excuse for the Lazy Ones!
While you thought you’ll follow a healthy lifestyle this year and include fruit and vegetable juices in your diet, Budget 2018 had other plans for you.
In an effort to cut down on imports of juices, the government has announced a higher customs duty on it.
The lazy ones out there might just use this as an excuse: budget main nahin hai yaar!
An Extra Buck a Day Keeps the Stink Away?
Want to smell good on your first date? Haven’t bathed and have to rush to work? Imagine running out of your favourite deodorant at that moment! The horror, the horror!
With the new budget, scent sprays and similar toilet sprays have become more expensive.
Time to Go Au Naturel?
Your makeup too is now more expensive! Even powder-puffs and pads for application pinches pockets.
For men, pre-shave, shaving or after-shave products have become more expensive.
Guess #NoShaveNovember is going to come a lot sooner this year!
Shine Bright Like A...Umm...Anything But A Diamond!
If you are asking your better-half to put a ring on it, and you expect the glorious stone to be nothing but a gleaming diamond, think twice!
Life’s getting harder.
The Times...They Are A Changin’
We were hoping there’s a silver lining on this cloud. Somewhere.
Turns out, the prices of alarm clocks will go up! Without multitasking smartphones in tow, I don’t know how inclined even an old-schooler will be to go buy one.
While it might prove detrimental to your professional life, there is nothing you hate more than that screeching device that comes for you every morning with blazing guns!
Well, here’s some temporary solace...or maybe not.
(Data Courtesy: India.com)