Tuesday, December 27, 2011


"Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgment difficult."

The term was later applied to maxims of physical science, then statements of all kinds of philosophical, moral, or literary principles. 
In modern usage an aphorism is generally understood to be a concise statement containing a subjective truth or observation cleverly and pithily written.
Source:Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

Now let us look at some of the aphorisms:
1. The nicest thing about the future is . . .  that it always starts tomorrow. 

2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important . . . because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Scratch a cat . . . and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. - like, it could be the right number. 

13. No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

14. I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is a nap.

15. Be careful about reading the fine print . . . There's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos in strange places? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)

18. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Yugo. 

19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you're probably dead.
20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind . . . and the ones that mind don't matter. 
21. Life isn't tied with a bow . . . but it's still a gift.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Old Indian Currencies

Green Underprint - Rupees Five Hundred

Green Underprint - Rupees Five

Red Underprint - Rupees Fifty

Rupees Fifty

Rupees One Thousand

The Bank's issues to January 1938 when the first Five Rupee note was issued bearing the portrait of George VI
 Rupees Five - First Note issued by Reserve Bank of India

This was followed by Rs 10 in February, Rs 100 in March and Rs 1,000 and Rs 10,000 in June 1938.
Rupee One - Hundred

Rupee One - Thousand
In August 1940, the one-rupee note was reintroduced, once again as a war time measure, as a Government note with the status of a rupee coin.

Rupees One Reverse

Rupees Two

As an added security feature, the security thread was introduced for the first time in India.

George VI Profile
The George VI series continued till 1947 and thereafter as a frozen series till 1950 when post independence notes were issued.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

All Indian government offices related Websites links

I am glad to share the links for Websites of important Government offices which are useful to the public:

To Obtain:
*   Birth Certificate <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=1>
*   Caste Certificate <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=4>
*   Tribe Certificate <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=8>
*   Domicile Certificate <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=5>
*   Driving Licence <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi..php? service=6>
*   Marriage Certificate <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=3>
*   Death Certificate <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=2

To Apply for:
*   PAN Card <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=15>
*   TAN Card <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=3>
*   Ration Card <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=7>
*   Passport <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=2>
*   Inclusion of name in the Electoral Rolls <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=10

To Register:
*   Land/Property <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=9>
*   Vehicle <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=13>
*   With State Employment Exchange <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ howdoi.php? service=12>
*   As Employer <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=17>
*   Company <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=19>
*   .IN Domain <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=18

GOV.IN Domain <http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=25>
To Check/Track:

*   Waiting list status for Central Government Housing <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=9>
*   Status of Stolen Vehicles <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=1>
*   Land Records <
http://www.india. gov.in/landrecor ds/index. php>
*   Causelist of Indian Courts <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=7>
*   Court Judgements (JUDIS ) <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=24>
*   Daily Court Orders/Case Status <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=21>
*   Acts of Indian Parliament <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=13>
*   Exam Results <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=16>
*   Speed Post Status <
http://www.india. gov..in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=10>
*   Agricultural Market Prices Online <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=6

To Book/File/Lodge:
*   Train Tickets Online <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=5>
*   Air Tickets Online <
http://www.india. gov..in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=4>
*   Income Tax Returns <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=12>
*   Complaint with Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=14

To Contribute :
*   Prime Minister's Relief Fund <
http://www..india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=11>
*   Search More - How do I <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ advancedsearch. php>

*   Send Letters Electronically <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ otherservice_ details.php? service=20>

Recently Added Online Services
*   Tamil Nadu: Online application of marriage certificate for persons having registered their marriages: <http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2691
*   Tamil Nadu: Online District wise soil Details of Tamil Nadu <http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2693>
*   Tamil Nadu: View Water shed Atlas of Tamil Nadu <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2694>
*   Tamil Nadu: E-Pension District Treasury Tirunelveli <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2695>
*   Meghalaya: Search Electoral Roll Online by Name (2008) <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2697>
*   Meghalaya: Search Electoral Roll Online by EPIC number (2008) <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2698>
*   Meghalaya: Search Electoral Roll Online by House number (2008) <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2699>
*   Himachal Pradesh: Revised Pay and Arrears Calculator-Fifth Pay <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2702>
*   Meghalaya: Search Electoral Roll Online by Part number (2008) <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2700>
*   Andhra Pradesh: Online Motor Driving School Information <
http://www.india. gov.in/howdo/ onlineservice_ detail.php? service=2705  

Global Navigation *   Citizens <http://www.india. gov.in/citizen. php>
*   Business (External website that opens in a new window) <
http://business. gov.in/>
*   Overseas <
http://www.india. gov.in/overseas. php>
*   Government <
http://www.india. gov.in/govt. php>
*   Know India <
http://www.india. gov.in/knowindia .php>
*   Sectors <
http://www.india. gov.in/sector. php>
*   Directories <
http://www.india. gov.in/directori es.php>
*   Documents <
http://www.india. gov.in/documents .php>
*   Forms <
http://www.india. gov.in/forms/ forms.php>
*   Acts <
http://www.india. gov.in/govt/ acts.php>
*   Rules <
http://www.india. gov.in/govt/ rules.php>
*   Schemes <
http://www.india. gov.in/govt/ schemes.php>
*   Tenders <
http://www.india. gov.in/tenders. php>
*   Home <
http://www.india. gov.in/default. php>
*   About the Portal <
http://www.india. gov.in/aboutthep ortal.php>
*   Site Map <
http://www.india. gov.in/sitemap. php>
*   Link to Us <
http://www.india. gov.in/linktous. php>
*   Suggest to a Friend <
http://www.india. gov.in/suggest/ suggest.php>
*   Help <
http://www.india. gov.in/help. php>
*   Terms of Use <
http://www.india. gov.in/termscond tions.php>
*   Feedback <
http://www.india. gov.in/feedback. php>
*   Contact Us <
http://www.india. gov.in/contactus .php>
*   Accessibility Statement <
http://www.india. gov.in/accessibi litystatement. php

Monday, December 12, 2011



Ants Problem:

Ants hate cucumbers.
Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.

To get pure and clean ice:
Boil water first before freezing.  

To  make the mirror shine: 
Clean with Sprit
To  remove chewing gum from clothes:
Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.
To whiten white clothes: 
Soak white clothes in hot water with
a slice of lemon for 10 minutes.
To give a shine to hair: 
Use one teaspoon of vinegar on hair, then wash hair.

To  get maximum juice out of lemons: 

Soak lemons in hot water for one hour,
and then juice them.

To  avoid smell of cabbage while cooking: 
Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage
in the vessel while cooking.
To  avoid tears while cutting onions: 
Chew gum.
To  boil potatoes quickly: 
Skin one  potato from one side only before boiling.
To  remove ink from clothes : 
Put regular white toothpaste on the ink spots generously 

and let it dry completely, then wash.
To skin sweet potatoes quickly: 
Soak in cold  water immediately after boiling.
To get rid of mice or rats: 
sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats.
They will leave.

Friday, December 9, 2011


The Earth has already become a dangerous place to live in for the animals and birds. Soon it might be our turn. So let's pledge to save our beautiful planet so that you and your future generations can live happily and peacefully ever after.

Here are some tips to save our earth:
  • There is a cute small round press button at the bottom right corner of almost all monitors:Please make use of this
  • Stop printing out Harry Porter, Jeffrey Archer and other e-books. This is a classic example of paper wastage.
  • If you have forgotten to give double-side prints, make sure you make use of the empty sides as scribbling pads or for your kids' imposition
  • Take two minutes from your busy schedule before hurrying back home to shut down the computer.
  • All of us are big time Googlers. Have you heard of the Blackle search engine? Blackle (Google powered) is a search engine designed all in Rich Black so that your system consumes less power. So change your homepage.
  • Plastic bags these days indeed come in bright and flamboyant colours and tempt us to take them home with us. But the saying, "Appearances are deceptive" holds true for these plastic things too. Next time, hold back or go prepared to counter temptation with a cloth bag.
  • Roses, Jasmine, Hibiscus and Peas; All these saplings cost hardly between Rs 10 - 20 each. Can't we afford to plant these in and around our houses? Also, more importantly, caring and maintain them as they grow?
  • Try to segregate the different kinds of waste into Bio-Degradable (Fruit or vegetable waste) , Recyclable (waste Paper, paper products) and Electronics (Floppy disks, CD-ROMS ). Once you have segregated your thrash, look for specialized trash cans to throw them away.
  • Try to minimize the use of horns. Honking has drastically increased and this adds to the noise pollution and does not provide a conducive environment to live in.
  • Use rechargeable batteries though it's an expensive product, it's one-time purchase. Recharge when required. (Same applies to cell-phones, MP3s, iPods and Laptops)
  • The best pens to use would be ink ones. Though if you have to use a ball point pen, buy refills instead of buying new pens. Pencils are much better for rough use! (That's why we used it at school!!!)
  • Remember to close water taps before preening in front of the mirror. Of course you are beautiful, but Water is a precious resource!
  • Let's not just wake up and walk out of finished meetings and conferences with a sigh of relief, let us remember to turn off the lights and projectors too.
  • Take few minutes to learn about topics like 'Global Warming' , 'Air / Noise /Land / Water Pollution ' etc apart from constant surfing of News, Latest Gadgets, Movies and Music.

Spread this message
to your friends and colleagues. They too can make a difference.
Save the Planet

Running a half empty machine, taking a bath instead of a shower or leaving the light on for no reason destroys the planet.

 Remember: turn your monitor off along with the computer, unplug chargers if you don't use them and use water wisely.

A bit of attention can go a long way!


Note: This nice article was received by me as email from one of my friends.