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Sunday, 30 November 2014

WiFi Internet at Bangalore Railway Station

Life seems to be miserable without internet now a day with all gadgets surrounding us. Also, we can’t deny the fact that internet makes the life easier in all day to day activities from mobile recharge to purchasing grocery. To bridge the gap of waiting time for trains and to entertain passengers, railways has come with launching WiFi internet connections at railway stations. Initially the connection will be at selected stations and later to be extended in all stations and on trains.

RailTel, a government of India enterprise is providing broadband services at Railway station and also it is providing broadband internet services to the masses under the banner RailWire.

  
Anyone can register through this link providing mobile number. Automatic login screen pops as soon as it is connected to RailTel. If not open any link from browser.


I could experience the WiFi connection at Bangalore railway station on my phone. Connection speed is good. Registration and usage is simple and after 30 minutes free usage, recharge scratch cards has to be purchased from the WiFi help desk/counters at the cost of Rs. 35 per hour and Rs. 25 for half an hour. Additional usage cards can be purchased online itself.


Username and password will be provided through SMS

continue using Internet without any hassle for next 30 minutes free of cost

Friday, 3 October 2014

How to Open & Operate PPF account online through SBI Internet Banking

Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is the Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) and Income Tax exempted (under section 88 of IT Act) deposit scheme offered to general public. An individual in his/her own name or on behalf of a minor can open this account. Few nationalized banks, private sector banks and post office can open and maintain public provident fund accounts. But only few banks like State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI banks offer facilities to open, maintain and operate PPF account through online banking. Don’t confuse Public Provident Fund (PPF) account with Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account, both are entirely different.

It is easy to open PPF account online through SBI Net banking. Once the application is made for PPF account online, visit the branch where you are having SB account with the printout of application of PPF account and a copy of identity proof and address proof as it is mandatory to have completed KYC for PPF accounts. Verifying documents bank will open the PPF account and issue separate passbook for PPF account.

from e-services tab, select New PPF account to get application form for PPF account. Default address of account will be taken same as your SB account address

take print out of submitted application form and submit it to the branch

you can view balance and other information of PPF account as you view other accounts

PPF account will be mapped in your SBI internet banking login within few hours. You can view and operate it online. You can transfer funds to PPF account using funds transfer to own account option from payments/transfer tab. 
You can transfer money to PPF account using Funds transfer to Own account option

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

How to see who likes your Facebook page

Having Facebook page for every event or brand is common now a days. But with the recent updates on Facebook page policy, it has become difficult to see who likes your Facebook page. It is not possible to easily see who likes your page from likes options as it only shows the count of number of people liking your people(as shown in picture).

Can't see who likes the page except the count of likes

Can't see who likes the page except the count of likes

To see who likes your page go to page likes on right side of screen you will see an option, Page Likes, click it and then select see all so that you can see all who likes your page. 

Can see all who likes your Facebook page

Even by this you can’t see all people liking your page as few set their privacy settings such that what they like will not be visible to others. If they are friends to you and if you login to Facebook page then you can see all who likes your page. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Shri Vinayaka Temple, Idagunji, Honnavar

Shree Vinayaka temple, Idagunji is one of the popular temples of Karnataka attracting devotees all over the world. The temple is in Idagunji village and the legend dates back to the pre historic times. Idagunji is situated at a distance of fifteen kilometers from Honnavar, a small coastal town on the banks of Arabian Sea. On the Honavar - Bhatkal national highway before Mavinakatte (around 17 kms from Honnavar), there is a turn on left side with an arch of Idagunji temple. From the arch the temple is four kilometers away.

Lord Vinayaka's picture taken from temple website

Necessary things for performing rituals are available at temple office in the temple premise and also in the outside shops. Temple also has lodging facility at a very nominal rate but rooms are few and for better lodging facilities one can stay at Honnavar or Murudeshwara. Idagunji also has a sabha bhavana where marriages and functions can be arranged. Temple has arranged for free meals in the Mayura Bhojanalaya building everyday at free of cost.

Many people visit Idagunji with a belief that the God Vinayaka solves all kind of problems. Almost all people of this region visits this temple before proceeding for any celebration like marriage, house warming ceremony etc. in their family to take the blessings of Lord Vinayaka.

Visit the website, www.idagunjidevaru.com giving more information on temple, maintained by one of the devotees of Lord Vinayaka staying in USA.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple

Kanipakam Vinayaka temple or Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is in the vicinity of Chittoor city. Even though the temple is very old, it came into light in the recent time attracting devotees from many places. Many on the way back from Tirupati will visit Kanipakam to get blessings of Lord Ganesha. Kanipakam has Manikanteshwara temple and Sri Varada Raja Swami Temple.

Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple

Temple premises

Temple entrance

Temple legend says that Ganesha idol was first observed in a well and small in size. Over a period of time the size of idol is being increasing. The water of well is being given as theertham to the devotees and water in well overflows during rainy season. Temple timings is from morning 4:00AM to 9:30PM in the night, in between various special poojas can be performed by the devotees.

Temple Tank

Shiva in the adjacent park


different postures of Lord Ganesha



Temple tank in front of temple has Ganesha idol in middle and it adds beauty to the gopuram. The park adjacent to Manikanteshwara temple has Lord Shiva and different postures of Lord Ganesha. Frequent buses and shared auto rickshaws are available from Chittoor to Kanipakam.