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Aao India Barter karen! – Story of Lets Barter India

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“Capitalism boils down to barter between two willing parties, neither of whom uses force to work with other”- Ben Shaprio

Let’s Barter, a community for like-minded Indians to connect and barter their pre-loved goods. We aim to bring back the concept of barter and make exchanging cool. Who needs money anyway right?! Formed in October 2015, Let’s Barter started as a Facebook group to be a facilitator of barter and trade. The group is now home to over 1,32,000 people and is Asia’s largest group for barter. Bartering is now as easy as add a listing for your product! Other members of the community will get in touch with you with their offers.barter

You can barter anything from electronics to services, furniture, passes, clothing etc. Post your listing for free and enjoy the offers from our community. If you are looking for some interesting products, just search by product type on the website. You can make an offer using the Make Offer button or chat with the owner of the listing via our secure chat. Headquartered in Delhi, Let’s Barter strives to make a protected and secure community for you to barter in the most convenient way possible.Letsbarterindia

The truth is stranger than fiction as per an old maxim. I agree as it applies to the story of Let’s Barter perfectly.

An average introvert guy, Sahil normally bunked school, doing all sorts of mischief without ever participating in worthwhile activities. All because he didn’t know what he wanted to do in life.

He took admission in a law college, hoping that was his calling since everyone in his family aspired to be a lawyer. But after 3 years of college, he realized did not enjoy the course since I had chosen it without introspection of my abilities.

Quitting studies midway, he joined his dad’s business where he came up with the idea of MEDIROOF: his first startup that envisaged providing all medical facilities under one roof. Unfortunately, it ailed due to his inexperience, lack of skilled staff and technical glitches, burning Rupees Fifteen lakhs of precious money with no tangible results.

It was for Mediroof that he met Pooja, an old school friend, and during a drive back home, they struck upon the idea of bartering goods, thereby forming a FACEBOOK group of friends who were enthusiastic about the idea.barter3

Pooja meanwhile had come back to India after studying in Singapore, and recently quit a well-paid job after two years of PR, to look for happiness. When she quit, she didn’t know anything about what she was going to do. She just knew two things: She wanted to create something new, something from a scratch and it had to be something that would make other people happy. When she spoke to Sahil about Let’s Barter, it was a moment of happiness and the search ended.

The idea of Let’s Barter eventually grew up to a great success, enabling them to launch LETS BARTER through the Facebook community. Initially, of course, the going was tough. They had no funds to invest so they lived frugally to run the LETS BARTER platform. It was primarily because of this reason that they chose Facebook community to promote our idea with the campaign “What to Barter” on Canva, designing posters and graphics ourselves.

On the second day itself, Let’s Barter registered their first barter of an audio system against a 32 inch LED TV. What was most exhilarating was that within a week, the group notched up 27000 members and then it went up to 50000 within a month. Thus, Facebook became the main source of business development and revenue too.

And hence, for the growth of Lets Barter, they built a new website, www.letsbarterindia.com, with added features to eliminate the loopholes and enhance the connectivity.

Their advice to start-ups and young entrepreneurs:

Pooja: It took me quite some time to realize that what matters is that you be the best version of yourself; unique and different. I don’t think I have achieved many of the milestones that I wanted or I am yet the best version of myself. But it is a work in progress that is moving in the right direction.
barter2Sahil: The only thing I wish to convey to young aspiring entrepreneurs is that, we could have chosen to live a comfortable life but we chose a life of struggle. “All that glitters is not gold” and though it may seem that entrepreneurs live a luxurious life, yet success is made up of hard work, struggle and conquering a lot of bad times.

Team News Aur Chai wishes Let’s barter great success in their journey ahead! Drop in your views on this wonderful startup in the comment section below. Also, read more about startup journey in our featured section NAC’s Chai Pe Charcha.

Fun loving, writer, poet, photographer and an avid reader. Observation and analysis define me. Love for nature and animals is infinite. A journalism student from Chennai. An immense lover of thriller and crime stories. Love for Batman is beyond universe! A motivator, encourager of talent and art, does here and there counselling. Life is too short YOLO, so live it to the fullest!

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Ram Mandir Opening For “Darshan” In 2023

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The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to allow visitors by December 2023, with the completion of construction only in 2025.

Sources in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra have revealed that the colossal project of building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will be opening for devotees towards the end of 2023. In contrast, the project’s entire construction completion is expected towards the end of 2025. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha), along with the mandir’s first floor, will be ready by December 2023. Devotees will be allowed to visit the long-awaited mandir soon after the construction is completed.

An ANI report said, “The grand Ram Mandir being constructed in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees from December 2023. Sources told ANI that Garbhagriha, all five mandaps and the first floor will be ready by December 2023 and the mandir will be opened for devotees”.

The sanctum sanctorum will be as high as 161 feet and built using Rajasthani marble and stones. Engineers and architects are taking all measures to ensure the longevity of this enormous project. The second stage of construction is expected to begin in December this year. Currently, the structure is at a standstill as a result of monsoons. Another reason for the delay is the coronavirus pandemic that depleted the force with which the mandir’s construction was expected to go on.

The announcement of the mandir being opened to visitors in 2023 has brought up questions about the political agenda. It is believed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to use the mandir to catapult themselves into a position of advantage during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Opening the mandir to devotees in December 2023 will give the BJP an easy 6-month gap to the general elections in 2024.

The opening of the long-awaited Ram Mandir in Ayodhya could be the factor that diverts the public, at least the Hindu’s in favour of BJP. Thus, securing them a vote bank based on religious sentiments upheld by the party in their previous tenure as the ruling party.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 20 feet high mandir will be completely ready by the end of 2025. The project will include amenities and structures like museums, archives, research centre, Sant Niwas, gau and Yagya shala, Etc. The main attraction is the Ram Mandir.

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How SEBI’s New Margin Rule Is Affecting Retail Traders?

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Securities and Exchange Board of India has introduced new margin rules for traders. Traders and Brokers are not happy with the new regulations because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trade.

SEBI had introduced the new margin rule in the year 2020 for intraday traders. It is being implemented in a phased manner. Traders were supposed to maintain 25 per cent of the peak margin in the first phase; the margin was raised by 50 per cent in the second phase. In the third phase, as per the new margin rule, intraday traders will have to pay a 100 per cent upfront margin. According to new norms, the margin requirements will be calculated four times during every trading session because the money margin must be greater than the need.

As per the new rule, brokers must collect margin from investors for any purchase or sale, and if they fail to do so, they will have to pay the penalty. Thus, brokers will not receive power of attorney. Brokers cannot use power of attorney for pledging anymore.

Those investors who want to make use of margin will have to create margin pledges separately. As per the new rule, investors will have to pay at least a 30 per cent margin upfront to avail a margin loan. Shares brought today cannot be sold tomorrow. Funds from shares sold today cannot be used for new trades on the same day.

The market experts said that there must be proper adjustments for implementing new rules, or it may create chaos, trouble and disturbance to the market participants. The CEO and founder of Zerodha broking firm, Nithin Kamath tweeted that, “the day when the new rules came into effect was the dreaded day for brokers, exchanges, intraday traders”.

Traders Are Not Happy:

Changes in rules have evoked strong reactions from traders because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trades as per new margin rules. Even the trading in futures and options will become more expensive. Traders are disappointed because they will have to pay up more money to bet in stock markets. As per new margin rules, Traders are also liable for the penalty if the rules are not followed during the trading session. If a trader wants to buy Nifty worth Rs 10 lakh, he will have to pay a 20 per cent margin of around 2 lakh. If the margin of the trader does not meet the need, he will be penalized. Traders will have to pay the minimum amount for opening the Multilateral Trading facility account, and they have to maintain a minor balance at all times.

Why Gas SEBI Introduced A New Margin Rule?

SEBI has introduced new rules to protect retail investors from purchasing difficulty. The intended goal of SEBI behind new margin rules is to bring down the difficult market situation and avoid huge fluctuation in stock markets during extreme stress. The new margin rules are likely to bring transparency to the market; it is expected to strengthen the market’s safety.

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Keanu Reeves Returns with “The Matrix Resurrection”

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The expectation of the unexpected fourth instalment of The Matrix Resurrections in the sci-fi establishment has started with another banner prodding the arrival of its first trailer.

The film Matrix 4 comes out 18-years after The Matrix Revolutions. It is planning to be the last film in a trilogy reporting the transformation of Computer programmer Thomas Anderson into cybercriminal Neo. As he finds the conventional world, he occupies a recreated reality.

Loosening up the expectation, with a special promotional. It highlights red and blue pills sit next to each other underneath the clear message: ‘The Choice is yours.’ Fans of the famous establishment will perceive the pills as a definitive choice given to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, as he picks between life in the conflict assaulted real world or the ‘beautiful prison’ of a substitute reality. Penetrating static fills in as the scenery, as small strings of Matrix code has seen falling inside the pills before the whole scene liquefies.

Fans can proceed with their adventure on WhatIsTheMatrix.com, an intelligent pick your-own-experience style site. Given a similar decision there, red brings you down a rabbit hole where you’re told: ‘This is the moment for you to show us what’s real.’ Then scenes from the film teaser, showing the slight hindrance between the natural world and the fake world known as The Matrix. One of the Best Scenes is Reeves’ Neo gulping a blue pill while a lot more seasoned, a balder man shows up in his appearance.

The scenes reviewed rely upon which pill selection and each emphasis on the decision made. The Red Pill requests that the watcher go further into the reality behind the Matrix. While the Blue Pill cautions them to avoid it again so as not to agitate the norm and welcome undesirable risk.

Still, the viewer’s decision makes, in any case, every secret seems to end with a brief look at Keanu Reeves as Neo, with different eyes. He either collaborates with characters who could be his partners in the film or plans to fight against its expected scalawags, be they Agents, pernicious projects, or even people.

The person who clicks on the blue pill will hear Harris’s voiceover saying: “You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction.” Before encouraging the viewer to embrace that their situation is genuine. At the current time, streaks on the screen, and Harris peruses it, saying, “anything else is your mind playing tricks on you.” By contrast, ones’ who click on the red pill hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice revealing to them that while they trust it’s the current time — once more. With Abdul-Mateen perusing the time out loud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” Regardless, a progression of quick-cut shots from “Revivals” streaks on the screen during the two situations. As each time a viewer taps on a pill, the recording changes.

‘This could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it.’ The portrayal wraps while showing star Keanu Reeves prepared to battle. Then, at that point, finishing on a vile note, they show somebody contacting the PC port at the rear of their head and inquire: ‘We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we?’

From visionary movie producer Lana Wachowski. The new film reunites unique stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the infamous roles they made well known.’ The first Matrix film in 1999 met with much essential acclaim upon its introduction. The element is following up by two other movies, which were both delivered in 2003. Warner Bros. uncovered the title for the fourth Matrix film during its CinemaCon board. The Matrix Resurrections will release on December 22, 2021.

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