How to redirect base url addresses to another base URL

Say you have as a url on your old website ( and now you want the link to redirect to new website. Say but the url following should stay the same and when typing the old url, should magically redirect with rest of the link intact to the new website.

Here’s what you do. Go to the old site’s folder in your file manager, access the .htaccess and add this:

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^abhinav\.spsdarj\.org$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.abhinav\.spsdarj\.org$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ "http\:\/\/blog\.abhinav\.ga\/$1" [R=301,L]

This supports multiple redirects.

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How do IITians get a package of almost 1 crore?

How do IITians get a package of almost 1 crore? by Aman Goel

Answer by Aman Goel:

They don’t.

  1. The Facebook package you’ve heard of includes 4 years of stocks that are ‘one time’
  2. The base packages are low. In the range of 60–90 lakhs per annum
  3. The purchasing power parity is way different in India. If you are saving all of the money and sending back to India, then the story is different. However, this isn’t generally the case. For instance, a pizza in the US costs around $20. That’d be about Rs. 1,350. With Rs. 500 or so, you will get the best pizza in India. The $20 pizza in US will be just okayish. Typically, the real value of $1 is Rs 30. So, the $20 pizza above will cost Rs. 600 in India.
  4. Tax rates are high. In the US for instance, you need to pay 35% on your salary in California. If you are in San Francisco city, then you got to pay 5% additional city tax.

Some edits based on feedback from comments:

  • 60–90 lakhs IS low. 60–90 lakhs is NOT 60–90 lakhs. It is $100k – $120k. Don’t convert the money to INR when you won’t be spending it in INR.
  • Some have talked about the ‘real’ value of $1 in INR. I have used a value of Rs. 30 for $1. Some have suggested that the value is actually Rs. 15. That in fact makes matters worse because that means, Rs. 500 pizza will not cost $20, but will cost $30+. That’s expensive man!
  • There is a big opportunity cost of staying away from family. This holds particularly for Indians because we Indians tend to have a collectivistic society. This certainly won’t count in the ‘package’, but it does count overall.
  • Definitely the work life and the amount of cutting edge research going on is more in the US. But that won’t mean that nothing is going on in India.

Overall, there are pros and there are cons. An advantage factor for someone might be a disadvantage factor for someone else. Make your own call 🙂

Finally, if it adds credibility to the answer, then I would like to mention that it isn’t the case that grapes are sour for me and that is why I am writing this answer. I am one of those who has a 1+ crore package in my hand. I am writing this just to enlighten people who are obsessed with ‘1 cr’.

How do IITians get a package of almost 1 crore?

What the Hell is Linux?

Alright. Here we go! I’ve done some itty bitty research and will shortly forget what Linux is all about cuz I vaguely remember searching the same info before. So yeah! Let’s Start!

Unix: Initially, it was a AT&T built operating system. Now, It’s a family of operating systems that derive from it, like

  • BSD/Berkeley Software Distribution (386BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD…), Darwin (macOS, iOS), SunOS))
  • GNU
  • Linux (Android, Chrome OS)
  • QNX (BlackBerry 10)

Based on its design, Unix like operating systems have come to exist. Most Famous: Linux.

Linux releases a new version of their “kernel” every now and then. And due to the flexibility, customizability, free and open-source nature of Linux, it becomes possible to highly tune Linux for a specific purpose or just make a general purpose version. There are different foundations/groups who pick up the kernel release, modify it and package it along with a bunch of mostly free (called GNU stuff) or paid software in a form known as a Linux distribution (or distro for short) for both desktop and server use. You cannot use Linux without a distro since Linux by itself is just a kernel. Read more here.

Linux Distribution timeline 2016
Linux Distribution timeline 2016. Btw, the image is Ctrl + F able.

General purpose Linux distributions: Some of the most popular are Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu (which is itself based on Debian) together with commercial distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Specialized Linux distribution: There are two main methods for creating them: building from scratch (i.e. Pure Linux) or from a general-purpose distribution as a base. Linux distributions built from scratch do not have general-purpose bases; instead, they focus on the JeOS philosophy by including only necessary components and avoiding resource overhead caused by components considered redundant in the distribution’s use cases. Eg of Specialized distros: Kali Linux for digital security (Based on Debian).

Packages: Each distro, while they may be based off of one another need to be “binary compatible” to allow packages (or softwares/apps) from one distro to be used in another. So care for that must be taken.

What rights do I have if I have been arrested by the police in India?

What rights do I have if I have been arrested by the police in India? by Tejasvita Apte

Answer by Tejasvita Apte:

The first thing you need to know is –

Every person who is arrested is supposed to be taken before the nearest magistrate within 24 hours of the arrest. (Time taken to travel to the Magistrate is excluded from the 24 hours)

This is the most important thing you need to know.

You then have the following rights –

1. Right to be silent / Right against self – incrimination

You have the right to remain silent. In fact the police is supposed to tell you that everything you say may be used against you in the court of law.

Regardless of whether they tell you this or not, remember you have the right to remain silent.

2. You have the right to legal aid-

You have the right to call your lawyer. If you ever get a call from a Police station and they ask you to come and answer some questions, even then, first contact your lawyer. Do not walk into the station. You can ask the police officer to summon you in writing.

3. If there is a warrant, you are entitled to see it –

Remember you can be arrested even without a warrant. But if the Police say that they have a warrant, you have a right to see it.

4. Right against Handcuffing and torture

You have a right to not be handcuffed. Only if the police suspect that you are likely to run away, should they handcuff you.
You cannot be subjected to torture and it is a crime.

5. Right to have someone informed

If you are arrested without anyone's knowledge or presence, you have a right to inform someone. The law puts an obligation on the law enforcement agency to inform another person.

6. You cannot be illegally detained –

If you are being detained by the Police and are not produced before the Magistrate within 24 hours, it is illegal. You (you friend / relative) have the right to directly approach the High Court and file the writ of Habeas Corpus.

7. If you are a woman, you cannot be arrested after sundown and before sunrise unless there are extraneous circumstances. If there are, Magistrate's written permission and the presence of a woman police officer is required to make that arrest.

Some other useful important points –

1. After detention, you are the responsibility of the Police. Remember that. If you think that procedure is not followed, be mindful and make mental notes of everything around you. Names and designations of officers, etc.

2. The Police officers cannot do anything they want with you. They are bound by law. Co-operate if it is not going to incriminate you.

3. Do not resist an arrest and try to run. You cannot. If you are being arrested, be mindful and assert your rights. Let them know, you know.

4. If someone you know is detained but you don't know where, you can file an RTI application in the Police station you suspect and they are bound by law to give you information within 48 hours as to the whereabouts of your friend.

5. Sometimes people are arrested on Friday/ Saturday and kept in custody till Monday morning with the claim that Magistrate isn't available. That is not true. A magistrate is available 24*7. Know that.

6. The Police officer cannot force you to make a confession. Confessions made to Police officers are inadmissible in evidence.

7. If you are arrested for a Bailable offence, you can get bail from Police itself. If you are arrested for a Non-bailable offence, only the court can grant you bail. If you get a bail, it doesn't mean the trial is over.

(Bailable offences are less serious offences in which bail is a right. In such cases you must get bail immediately from the police. Non-bailable offences are serious offences where bail is a privilege and only the courts can grant it.)

8. If you anticipate being arrested, you can move the court and take an anticipatory bail.

9. Unlike, what is normally believed, a traffic police officer can also arrest you. He is also a Police officer who has just been given traffic duties.

Thank you for the ATA, Himel Sarkar.

If you found this answer informative, you can follow my blog about Indian laws – Blawgniti.

What rights do I have if I have been arrested by the police in India?

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