Rahul Badami - Author, Entrepreneur, Pune

India authors on Amazon KDP or Createspace! How to get EIN or ITIN for IRS tax compliance in eight minutes?

by rahul
Did Amazon tell you that they will withhold tax as you haven't provided an ITIN or EIN number? Read on to find out how I got mine in 8 minutes flat! Disclaimer: This blog post is NOT legal advice. It only tells you what I did to get my EIN account. Amazon KDP, Createspace and Smashwords already have detailed information about tax processes for non-US Self Publisher on their website. Its highly recommended to read that as well. I am not responsible for your actions based on this blog post. When I first uploaded my Kindle book on Amazon KDP [...]

World’s Oldest Story – my prehistoric inspirational fiction is out now!

by rahul
So what's the worlds oldest story? You may wonder... I had always been keenly interested in our evolution from single cell organisms to our current humanoid forms. Naturally when I wanted to fulfill my long cherished desire of writing a book, I wanted to write about a time where we had just mutated into homo sapiens. It was a time when even the wheel wasn't invented. My initial research told me that for the record, the worlds oldest story is the Epic of Gilgamesh inscribed on tablets sometime in the Sumerian era. Good! I told myself, I will go far [...]

Why do we know it but don’t do it?

by rahul
It was happening! I was writing a review on the exact same thing that I was watching yesterday. Bob Proctor's powerful video "Thinking into Results" on why we 'know but don't do' was working its wonders through my fingers. But it wasn't just his words, or his way of projecting ideas. I had stuck upon the core reason why schools & companies cannot identify why their best student/employee do their best. There are 3 aspects to this. The first is: 1. KNOWING: Knowing comes from the intellectual part of our brain: Consciousness. Knowing or Knowledge or Gyan will usually be [...]

Close encounters of the Terrorist kind!

by rahul
I find it curious about the amazingly different people that you come across once you step out of the confines of your home. It was the spring of 2006, my wife & I were in Kuala Lumpur on a holiday. After enjoying the rides in Genting Highlands and visiting the awesome Petronas Twin Tower, it was time to do some shopping. In a small nook of KL is Chinatown - a place famous for trinkets, imitation-ware and bargain shopping. We browsed through some roadside vendors dealing with watches, goggles, memorabilia, etc. Then we saw few racks of T-shirts displayed outside [...]

Show me your underwear!

by rahul
If you haven't been successful lately, maybe its just a question of changing the way you wear your underwear. Confused? Let me explain. Once you change the way you wear your underwear, you start to get noticed more. You will be in the eyes of everyone. Some will appreciate, some will be jealous; some will think you are crazy. Whatever others may feel, the more important thing is how you feel yourself. You will feel stronger, more powerful, be able to do anything. You will be flying over Cloud Nine. In short, changing the way you wear your underwear will [...]