A mother, wishing to encourage her son's progress at the piano, bought tickets to a performance by the great Polish pianist Ignace Paderewski. When the evening arrived, they found their seats near the front of the concert hall and eyed the majestic Steinway waiting on the stage. Soon the mother found a friend to talk to, and the boy slipped away. At eight o'clock, the lights in the auditorium began to dim, the spotlights came on, and only then did they notice the boy - up on the piano bench, innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." His mother gasped in shock and embarrassment but, before she could retrieve her son, the master himself appeared on the stage and quickly moved to the keyboard.He whispered gently to the boy, "Don't quit. Keep playing." Leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around the other side and improvised a delightful melody. Together, the old master and the young novice held the crowd mesmerized with their blended and beautiful music.

 

Moral: In all our lives, we receive helping hands - some we notice, some we don't. Equally we ourselves have countless opportunities to provide helping hands - sometimes we would like our assistance to be noticed, sometimes we don't. Little of what we all achieve is without learning from others and without support from others and what we receive we should hand out.



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I bought Apple Ipad recently at Reliance store in Kukatpally. After six months we observed that ipad is having multiple problems like home button doesn’t work sometimes, touch doesn’t work sometimes and battery has bulged.

As Reliance has closed its app stores so I went to nearest apple store ‘Aptronix’ Banjara hills.

 

Aptronix is a wonderful store located in Banjara Hills with the worst staff from across the world. I may be harsh but you will agree with me once you visit the store.

 

·         Aptronix timings really worst they start from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with lunch from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (and they don’t work whenever there is no power).

·         When I showed to Apple executive , he said I have to take backup, I asked him who to do it in Cloud he showed the way and in the process he didn’t upload pictures for around 3 GB and I lost all my newly born kid photos .(Apple executive has to at least guide us properly how to use cloud and take backup)

·         In middle of the work they leave saying its Lunch hour and asks us to wait (note: we will be waiting expecting they will come back).

·         When I show the device to another executive gives no answer or gives exactly opposite answer.

·         Finally they took back the ipad and returned a new piece after 4 working days.

·         When I got the new device they started setting up the device, they set a new password and they didn’t inform me. I am still waiting to get my password I have either call them or personally visit them.

·         When I inquired about IPhone 5S , executive responds I am begging for his help.

 

I am sure this is not How Apple wants his customers to be treated. So please avoid buying Apple products in Hyderabad or Ask Apple to change its ‘Aptronix’ vendor.




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I visited Shirdi Sai temple in Nizampet today and observed that it developed very well to the time when I visited last time.

This blog will help you to find details about the temple

 

·         Shiridi Sai Temple is located around 2.5 Km from Nizampet main road . It is near to the water tank located in Nizampet village.

·         Here we can see that Sai baba statue is made of black stone and by seeing it we will have peace in the mind.

·         Pujas are regularly conducted as it happens in Shiridi.

·         Every Thursday they have started annadanam in the afternoon and now they are even raising funds for construction of permanent place for it.

·         It is maintained by Shiridi Sai Baba Trust headed by P.Chittibabu (cine actor).
  • You can also follow the Sai Baba temple updates in Face book by searching 'Shiridi sai baba temple nizampet'.


































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I bought my car with help of SBI (State bank Of India) and recently cleared my loan. I went to RTA office medchal. Below are some of the tips to avoid multiple visits to RTA office.




• Please take following documents with you to RTA office

 Form 35 – 3 copies (2 copies minimum)

 Xerox copy of PUC (Pollution check certificate)

 Xerox copy of insurance certificate

 Xerox copy of your Date of Birth ( it is written on the mandatory documents board , but RTA officer didn’t ask for it)

 A letter from Bank saying that Loan is cleared (loan closure certificate/letter).

 Original RC (Registration Copy)

• Upon taking all the documents , please go to ‘May I help you ‘ counter, who verifies all the documents and sends you over to a Counter

• In the counter , employee takes around Rs 535 and gives a receipt and guides you to a counter where you have to do digital signature.

• Please remember to take a small plastic pouch to keep your Original RC.

• Rs 535 is distributed as application fees (Rs 100) + Service charge (Rs 200) + Smart card fees (Rs 200)+ postal charge (Rs 35).

• It would take minimum of 1 week to get your new RC without Hypothecation.

• Ideal time to visit RTA office is before 11 AM and if it is after 1:00 PM please go some other day.








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At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on

a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken

face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands

desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.



Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got

panicky.



The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but ...it landed

on another lady in the group.



Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the

drama.



The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.

In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter.



The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of

the cockroach on his shirt.

When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and

threw it out of the restaurant.



Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind

picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach

responsible for their histrionic behavior?

If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed?

He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.



It is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle

the disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.



I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or

my wife that disturbs me, but it's my inability to handle the

disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.



It's not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my

inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that

disturbs me.



More than the problem, it's my reaction to the problem that creates

chaos in my life.



Lessons learnt from the story:

I understood, I should not react in life.

I should always respond.

The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.



Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well

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Employee "A" in a company walked up to his manager and asked what my job is for the day? The manager took "A" to the bank of a river and asked him to cross the river and reach the other side of the bank. "A" completed this task successfully and reported back to the manager about the completion of the task assigned. The manager smiled and said "GOOD JOB"





Next day Employee "B" reported to the same manager and asked him the job for the day. The manager assigned the same task as above to this person also. The Employee "B' before starting the task saw Employee "C" struggling in the river to reach the other side of the bank. He realized "C" has the same task. Now "B" not only crossed the river but also helped "C" to cross the river. "B" reported back to the manager and the manager smiled and said "VERY GOOD JOB"





The following day Employee "Q" reported to the same manager and asked him the job for the day. The manager assigned the same task again. Employee "Q" before starting the work did some home work and realized "A", "B" & "C" all has done this task before. He met them and understood how they performed. He realized that there is a need for a guide and training for doing this task. He sat first and wrote down the procedure for crossing the river, he documented the common mistakes people made, and tricks to do the task efficiently and effortlessly. Using the methodology he had written down he crossed the river and reported back to the manager along with documented procedure and training material. The manger said "Q" you have done an "EXCELLENT JOB".





The following day Employee "O' reported to the manager and asked him the job for the day. The manager assigned the same task again. "O" studied the procedure written down by "Q" and sat and thought about the whole task. He realized company is spending lot of money in getting this task completed. He decided not to cross the river, but sat and designed and implemented a bridge across the river and went back to his manager and said, "You no longer need to assign this task to any one". The manager smiled and said "Outstanding job 'O'. I am very proud of you."





What is the difference between A, B, Q & O? Many a times in life we get tasks to be done at home, at office, at play.,

Most of us end up doing what is expected out of us. Do we feel happy? Most probably yes. We would be often disappointed when the recognition is not meeting our expectation. Let us compare ourselves with "B". Helping someone else the problem often improves our own skills. There is an old proverb (I do not know the author) "learn to teach and teach to learn". From a company point of view "B" has demonstrated much better skills than "A" since one more task for the company is completed.





"Q" created knowledge base for the team. More often than not, we do the task assigned to us without checking history. Learning from other's mistake is the best way to improve efficiency. This knowledge creation for the team is of immense help. Re-usability reduces cost there by increases productivity of the team. "Q" demonstrated good "team-player" skills,





Now to the outstanding person, "O" made the task irrelevant; he created a Permanent Asset to the team.

If you notice B, Q and O all have demonstrated "team performance" over and above individual performance; they have also demonstrated a very invaluable characteristic known as "INITIATIVE".





Initiative pays of everywhere whether at work or at personal life. If you have initiative you will succeed. Initiative is a continual process and it never ends. This is because this year's achievement is next year's task. You cannot use the same success story every year. The story provides an instance of performance, where as measurement needs to be spread across at least 6-12 months. Consequently performance should be consistent and evenly spread. Out-of-Box thinkers are always premium and that is what everyone constantly looks out for. Initiative, Out-of-Box thinking and commitment are the stepping stone to success.





Initiative should be lifelong. Think of out of the box…..Happy Working



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2 Women chatting in office..




Woman 1:" I had a fine evening, how was

yours.. ??

.

Woman 2:" It was a disaster.. My husband came

home, ate his dinner in 3 minutes and fell a sleep..

How was yours.. ?? .



Woman 1:" Oh it was amazing! My husband came

home and took me out for a romantic dinner.. After

dinner we walked for an hour.. When we came

home he lit the candles around the house..It was

like a fairy tale! .



At the same time, their husbands are talking at

work..



Husband 1:" How was your evening.. ??

.

Husband 2:" Great.. I came home, dinner was on

the table, I ate and fell asleep.

What about you ??

.

Husband 1:" It was horrible. I came home, there's

no dinner, they cut the electricity because I forgot

topay the bill; so I took her outfor dinner which

was so expensive that i didn't had money left for a

cab.

We walked home which took an hour and when

we got home i remembered there was no

electricity so I had to light candles all over the

house!!



Moral:" Presentation does matter.. No matter what

the reality is..
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1) What should a woman do if she finds herself alone in the company of a strange

male as she prepares to enter a lift in a high-rise apartment late at night?



Experts Say: Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 13th floor, press

all the buttons up to your destination. No one will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.





2) What to do if a stranger tries to attack you when you are alone in your

house, run into the kitchen.



Experts Say: You alone know where the chili powder and turmeric are kept.

And where the knives and plates are. All these can be turned into deadly

weapons. If nothing else, start throwing plates and utensils all over.

Let them break. Scream. Remember that noise is the greatest enemy of a

molester. He does not want to be caught.



3} Taking an Auto or Taxi at Night.



Experts Say: Before getting into an auto at night, note down its registration

number. Then use the mobile to call your family or friend and pass on the

details to them in the language the driver understands .Even if no one

answers your call, pretend you are in a conversation. The driver now knows

someone has his details and he will be in serious trouble if anything goes

wrong. He is now bound to take you home safe and sound. A potential attacker

is now your de facto protector!



4} What if the driver turns into a street he is not supposed to - and you

feel you are entering a danger zone?



Experts Say: Use the handle of your purse or your stole (dupatta) to wrap

around his neck and pull him back. Within seconds, he will feel choked

and helpless. In case you don’t have a purse or stole just pull him back

by his collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.



5} If you are stalked at night.



Expert Say: enter a shop or a house and explain your predicament.

If it is night and shops are not open, go inside an ATM box. ATM centers

always have security guards. They are also monitored by close circuit television.

Fearing identification, no one will dare attack you.



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Sodexo has started mega draw events / lucky draw events for corporate by giving away monthly gifts like Sony Led TV’s , Nikon Digital Camera's and Sodexo gift vouchers.




This way sodexo wants to attract more corporate employees to use sodexo's. This can also be an outcome to repair the damage caused when all the main food stores rejected sodexo's.



Below is the link used for Accenture corporate for their sodexo mega draw's / lucky draws



http://www.sodexo.co.in/inen/sodexomegadraw_accenture.asp



Below is the link used for Wipro corporate for their sodexo mega draw's / lucky draws



http://www.sodexo.co.in/inen/sodexomegadraw_wipro.asp


Below is the link used for TCS corporate for their sodexo mega draw's / lucky draws

http://www.sodexo.co.in/inen/sodexomegadraw_tcs.asp

Below is the link used for other corporates for their sodexo mega draw's / lucky draws

http://www.sodexo.co.in/inen/sodexomegadraw_oc.asp

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I am a middle class salaried employee.I invested in Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance to save tax in 80 CC and to get life coverage.

  • Agent told me the plan which i invested is very good and it can give returns more than bank fixed deposit.
  • I started investing Rs 4000 every quarter into a Plan called 'Bajaj Allianz New UnitGain Plus' with 'Partial Permanent Disability ' and 'Accidental death benefit' riders and fund is 'Equity Growth Fund'
  • Starting from the first month my investment started decreasing , it gave me -ve returns
  • Bajaj Allianz has so many conditions for address change etc also.
  • I was awaiting for 3 years lock in period to complete so that i can withdraw my money.
  • i paid around Rs 64000 and they paid me finally around Rs.49000 which is around 24% loss to my principal.
  • Most interesting part is i submitted my Policy surrender document on 31st March 2012 which was on a holiday.They told me that they would consider next working day 2nd April 2012 Nav
  • I recieved my ECS payment on 12th April 2012 considering the NAV value of 9th April which got me around Rs 400 loss.
  • When i called to the call center they gave a reply saving that as i submitted on 31st march 2012 which was year end and their systems are designed such that will not take next working day automatically because of year end activity.
  • I had to do a couple of follow ups to get my Rs 400 back in check.
  • I only lost few hundrend rupees but their might be people losing thousands so my advice is be carefull when you surender or never invest with Bajaj Allianz.
Please write your mail id in comment section to get poilcy details to verify if any one needs.

NAV on 2nd April 2012 : 16.9029
NAV on 9th April 2012 : 16.75
Service request No raised to get my Rs 400 : 17135447

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All of you who have seen the movie ‘Wednesday’... will love these rephrased Naseerudin Shah Dialogue’s...






Project Manager Rathore : kaun ho tum..??? kya pehchan hai tumhari ?



Unknown Caller : Kaun hoon mein...mein vo hu jo aaj committment karne se darta hai, Mein vo hoon jo aaj ghar jaane se darta ha, ye soch ke kahin ghar wale pehchanne se inkar na kar de...



mein vo hoon jo, aaj job change karta hai to sochta hai ki kahin recession mein mujhe company se na nikal de..



mein vo hoon jiski biwi usse friday ko dus bar phone karti hai, "kya kar rahe ho..?? kaam jyada hai..?? thak gaye ho..?? "

mera haal poochne ke liye ya kaam poochne ke liye nahi, rathore saab... balki vo ye jaanaa chahti hai ki... kahin hamesha ki tarah end moment pe boss ke bulane pe mein saturdary ko bhi office to nahi ja raha...



mein vo hoon jo breakfast ke time pe dinner karta hai, lunch time pe breakfast karta hai, dinner ke time pe lunch karta hai.. vo bhi time mil jae to...



mein vo hoon jo aksar phasta hain

kabhi Interviews ke sawaal mey phasta hai , kabhi Badi companiyon ke jaal mey phasta hai, kabhi boss aur client ke bawaal mey fasta hai.



Walk-In ki bheed to dekhi hogi aapne rathore saab... us bheed mein se koi bhi chehra chun lijie.. mein vo hoon..

Main ek….. SOFTWARE ENGINEER....hun




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If you have looked at your EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) details you might have wondered about deduction of Rs. 541 per month from your company’s (employer's) contribution to EPF.


Here is the explanation:

• Every month you need to contribute 12% of your basic salary to your EPF account

• Your employer also needs to contribute 12% of your basic to your EPF account. But this part is split into two -

• EPS (Employee Pension Scheme) – 8.33% of your basic salary goes towards EPS, subject to a maximum of Rs. 541 (i.e. 8.33% of Rs. 6,500)

• The rest of the amount goes into the EPF account.

EPF & EPS Calculation:

Here is an example of how EPF & EPS is calculated:

Suppose your basic salary Rs. 10,000 per month.

• 12% of basic is deducted from salary i.e. 12% of 10,000 = Rs. 1,200

• 12% of basic is contributed by employer i.e. 12% of 10,000 = Rs. 1,200

• Total contribution to EPFO = Rs. 2,400

• Out of total Rs. 2400, Rs. 541 goes towards EPS (Employees’ Pension Scheme) and the rest i.e. (2,400 – 541) = Rs. 1,859 goes towards EPF account.



Since the basic salary is more than Rs. 6,500, only 8.33% of Rs. 6,500 (i.e. 541) is contributed to EPS.

What is EPF & EPS?

First lets talk about the similarity between both – EPF & EPS. Both are Retirement Schemes compulsory for private company employees (employers with more than 50 employees) and are managed by EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation). In case of EPF you get certain percentage interest on your deposits, which are decided by EPFO board every year. Whatever is the amount accumulated in this EPF account by the time you retire, you receive that as a lump sum.

In case of EPS, you get a monthly pension after you retire which is based on a formula. The good thing about this pension is, your spouse/dependents continue to get this monthly pension even after your death subject to certain conditions.

How much Monthly Pension under EPS?

The next logical question is how much pension would you get under EPS scheme? It’s based on a formula:

Monthly Pension = (Pensionable salary X Pensionable service) / 70

• Where Pensionable salary is average of last 12 months basic salary with an upper cap of Rs. 6500 and

• Pensionable service is the tenure of your contribution to EPS.

Calculating Monthly Pension Amount:

For e.g. you join a private sector company at the age of 25 and continue working there till retirement at the age of 60; with your basic salary always exceeding Rs 10,000 per month. Here is what your monthly pension amount would be:

Pensionable salary = Rs. 6,500 [even though your basic salary is Rs. 10,000 but there is an upper limit of Rs. 6,500]

Pensionable service = 60 – 25 = 35 Years

So, Monthly Pension Amount = (6500 x 35) / 70 = Rs. 3,250

You would receive this amount of Rs. 3,250 as your monthly pension for your life time and this would continue even after your death to your dependents.

This brings us to the next question –

Is EPFO justified in paying such a small pension for your contribution of Rs. 541 per month for 35 years?

Let’s do some number crunching and get the answers.

Had your contribution not gone compulsorily into EPS, it would have gone to your EPF (or VPF) account and paid to you in bulk at the time of retirement. Assuming a rate of interest of 8.5% for entire tenure of EPF, the monthly contribution of Rs. 541 for 35 years (or 420 months) would grow to Rs.14,14,147.

You can withdraw this amount and invest in annuity options available with Insurance companies for regular income. Such an investment would give much better returns than this monthly pension of Rs 3250 PM in the given example.


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Below is the list of Arya Vysya MLA's who won in the 2009 elections

Vijawada West --> Vellampalli Srinivas


Jaggayyapeta --> Sriram Tatayya

Niziveedu --> Chinnam Ramakotayya

Giddaluru --> Anna Rambabu

Palcole --> Bangaru Usha raani

Kurnool --> T.G.Venkatesh

Gunthakal --> Madhusudhan Gupta



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Ranjan Das, CEO and MD of SAP Indian subcontinent

died after a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Wednesday.

One of the youngest CEOs, he was 42 What killed Ranjan Das and Lessons for Corporate India





A month ago, many of us heard about the sad demise of Ranjan Das from Bandra, Mumbai. He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner. It was common to see him run on Bandra's Carter Road. Just after Diwali, on 21st Oct, he returned home from his gym after a workout, collapse! d with a massive heart attack and died.

It was certainly a wake-up call for corporate India. However, it was even more disastrous for runners amongst us. Since Ranjan was an avid marathoner ( in Feb 09, he ran Chennai Marathon at the same time some of us were running Pondicherry Marathon 180 km away ), the question came as to why an exceptionally active, athletic person succumb to heart attack at 42 years of age.



Was it the stress?

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A couple of you called me asking about the reasons. While Ranjan had mentioned that he faced a lot of stress, that is a common element in most of our lives. We used to think that by being fit, one can conquer the bad effects of stress. So I doubted if the cause was stress.



The Real Reason

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However, everyone missed out a small line in the reports that Ranjan used to make do with 4-5 hours of sleep. This is an earlier interview of Ranjan on NDTV in the program 'Boss' D! ay Out':

Boss' Day Out:

Ranjan Das of SAP

India .



The Evidence

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Last week, I was working with a well-known cardiologist on the subject of ‘Heart Disease caused by Lack of Sleep’. ! While I cannot share the video nor the slides because of confidentiality reasons, I have distilled the key points below in the hope it will

save some of our lives.



Some Excerpts:

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• Short sleep duration ( <5 or 5-6 hours ) increased risk for high BP by 350% to 500% compared to those who slept longer than 6 hours per night. Paper published in 2009. As you know, high BP kills.



• Young people ( 25-49 years of age ) are twice as likely to get high BP if they sleep less. Paper published in 2006.



• Individuals who slept less than 5 hours a night had a 3-fold increased risk of heart attacks. Paper published in 1999.



• Complete and partial lack of sleep increased the blood concentrations of High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-cRP), the strongest predictor of heart attacks. Even after getting adequate sleep later, the levels stayed high!!



• Just one night of sleep loss increases very toxic substances in body such as Interleukin-6 (IL! -6), Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNF-alpha) and C-reactive protein (cRP). They increase risks of many medical conditions, including cancer, arthritis and heart



disease. Paper published in 2004.

• Sleeping for <=5 hours per night leads to 39% increase in heart disease. Sleeping for <=6 hours per night leads to 18% increase in heart disease. Paper published in 2006.





Ideal Sleep

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For lack of space, I cannot explain here the ideal sleep architecture. But in brief, sleep is composed of two stages: REM ( Rapid Eye Movement ) and non-REM. The former helps in mental consolidation while the latter helps in physical repair and rebuilding.



During the night, you alternate between REM and non-REM stages 4-5 times.



The earlier part of sleep is mostly non-REM. During that period, your pituitary gland releases growth hormones that repair your body. The latter part of sleep is more and more REM type.



For you to be mentally alert during the day, ! the latter part of sleep is more important. No wonder when you wake up with an alarm clock after 5-6 hours of sleep, you are mentally irritable throughout the day (lack of REM sleep). And if you have slept for



less than 5 hours, your body is in a complete physical mess ( lack of non-REM sleep ), you are tired throughout the day, moving like a zombie and your immunity is way down ( I’ve been there, done that ).



Finally, as long-distance runners, you need an hour of extra sleep to repair the running related damage.



In conclusion:

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Barring stress control, Ranjan Das did everything right: eating proper food, exercising ( marathoning! ), maintaining proper weight. But he missed getting proper and adequate sleep, minimum 7 hours. In my opinion, that killed him.



If you are not getting enough sleep ( 7 hours ), you are play(!)ing with fire, even if you have low stress. Respect and work through the day hours nature has given us for work. Observe other species and its habits. No day working species do jobs late nights. We are destroying ourselves with our so called intelligence because we don’t know where to draw the line. Respect Nature.



I always took pride in my ability to work 50 hours at a stretch whenever the situation warranted. But I was so spooked after seeing the scientific evidence last week that since Saturday night, I ensure I do not even set the alarm clock under 7 hours. Now, that

is a nice excuse to get some more sleep.



Unfortunately, Ranjan Das is not alone when it comes to missing sleep. Many of us are doing exactly the same, perhaps out of ignorance. Please forward this mail/article to as many of your colleagues/friends as possible, especially those who might be short-changing their sleep



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• I started my journey from Hyderabad to Aberdeen through Kingfisher airlines.

• I got my ticket for around Rs 60000, which is the cheapest in the route.


• The baggage allowance is 1 check in luggage of 20 Kgs , 1 hand luggage of 7 kgs and 1 laptop bag / ladies bag.


• My journey started with the Kingfisher airlines from Shamshabad airport in Hyderabad at 8:30 Am


• Kingfisher airlines departed at scheduled time from Hyderabad . Airlines provided us with a breakfast .


• I reached Mumbai domestic airport by 09:50 AM.


• Mumbai airport has domestic and international airports. From domestic airport to international airport it takes around 45 mins by airport bus.


• At Mumbai international airport you have to fill your immigration forms .To pass the immigration counter it will take around 45-60 mins .


• In Mumbai airport you declare customs so that you don’t have any problem.


• The kingfisher airlines departed at scheduled time - 13:00 .


• They gave Indian food for lunch and dinner in the flight. The airlines are maintaining international standards .


• You have a wide variety of in house entertainment like Movies (from English, hindi, telugu, kannada, tamil etc), business ,games and music.


• In the middle they will give you customs forms of UK which have to be filled.


• I reached London heathrow airport by 17:00 GMT.


• From there I had to catch the British airways to Aberdeen – Dyce Airport.


• In London airport i had little time so I went for a round of shopping. Then I had the immigration and customs check of UK.


• I finally caught the Aberdeen flight which landed in Aberdeen Dyce airport.

Kingfisher made my journey memorable .


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VFS office for UK visa is located in Banjara Hills. Banjara hills is a big area so if you don’t have the address handy you will confuse with the location like me. Many people cannot guide you as it is bit confusing.


Address is Sunil Chambers, 8-2-542/A Road No. 7 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034

To be more specific about the address it is in the lane opposite to GVK Mall. If you follow the route you will end near VFS office. It is above the More super market and opposite to Government school.

Working hours are 08:00 to 14:00 from Monday to Friday.

Some important points to be noted are


1.You have a photographer inside the VFS office. So if you have any problem with the photos which brought you can take a picture immediately.


2.There are 4 document verification counters and 2 counters where they take your thumb impressions.


3.Ireland VFS collection centre is also in the same office.


4.They may ask you to pay Rs.100 for getting sms of your passport status, Which i feel is unnecessary as we can track it online.


5.You can track online starting the next day using the number provided by them after submitting.


6. You can buy some mobile sim connections like Lyca which i feel is good. Lyca and libra are 2 connections in UK which provide good offers for calling India.(Example 1 GBP = 100 Mins to India)
You can start using your mobile phone in UK with Lyca connection which you can buy in VFS office. I suggest this is better for the business travelers.


7.It will take minimum 3-4 hours once you’re in VFS office.


8.You don’t have ample parking for vehicles so it is better to park near opposite government school.


9.There is no need to panic / frightened as the VFS people are there to help us in the process.


10.You have small HDFC bank counter .


11.If your taking infants take enough food, tell the people in counter that you have infants so that they can take care of you in a faster way.


Hope this helps you while applying for UK visa in VFS office.



All the best for Your Visa

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