Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Year 2009 - Success, Failures, Happy, Sorrow

Good bye, 2009, welcome year 2010

The year 2009 has come to an end. I am writing this post while only 30 hours remaining to celebrate the year 2010. What has been achieved personally in the year 2009? What are the gains / loses? How to correct the past mistakes? What is the biggest joy of 2009? What is the biggest sad of 2009?

The year 2009 is very important to me personally. Because the biggest event in one's life, marriage happened to me. I am married for 7 months now. I am going to become a father in the year 2010! This is probably the biggest happy news for me. The sad thing is the death of Teknics mama. He died of sudden heart attack leaving his wife and two daughters orphaned. This is the sadest year for that family. May God give them courage to overcome this struggle. We can only pray.

Astrologically speaking, i am going through Mahadasa or Rahu and sub-period of mars. In the year 2010 Rahu dasa is going to be over and guru dasha will commence. The Guru dasa is usually good for everyone. I too expect that the Guru would bestow prosperity and happiness upon me. 2009 is a good year for me financially, materially and religiously. I have learned how to make money online by freelancing, online marketing, blogs etc. My computer programming skills have developed. I am trying with php, mysql now. I will create a matrimonial website with php, mysql in the year 2010. That would fetch me name, fame and money. Now I am thirty one years old. Still many years left for me. Achievements are less, aspirations are high. I wish everyone a happy and successful new year 2010. Thank you my readers.


Applied for PAN Online - Reader's Digest Sweepstakes

Day before yesterday, monday sent application for PAN (Permanent Account Number) card. In these days PAN card is required for many financial transaction. Banks and other financial institution require PAN card for transactions. If you are asking for a bank loan you should have PAN card. If you are looking for a credit card you should have PAN. Nowadays it is easier to apply for a PAN card. The Income Tax, Government of India, maintains a good website that will assist you to apply online for PAN card. The Tax Information Network (TIN) is your online information source. You can use that website to apply for PAN card online. You can even pay the fee online through credit card. Here is the procedure,

Open the website. click new PAN application. Give your details, like name, father name, Income Tax Ward, Circle, Range. Residential and office address (if any), source of Income etc.

Submit the application online. If you select credit card as payment option you will be asked for credit card details. It will take you to the payment gateway. If the payment is successful you will get an acknowledgment. You can also pay offline by check or DD.

Take a printout of the acknowledgment. Affix recent passport photograph (3.5 cm * 2.5 cm) in the space provided. Put your signature in BLACK INK in the space provided.

Attach xerox copy of address proof and identity proof like driving license.

Mail all the documents to the Income Tax Office at Pune. You will receive you PAN card by post! It is that simple!

Few months before i subscribed for Reader's digest magazine. They offered sweepstakes prizes worth rupees 1 crore. I recently received letters from Reader's digest regarding the sweepstakes. They mentioned i am one of the selected reader from Tamilnadu who gets entry into the 26 lakh super premier prize. They enclosed 4 tickets for Super Premier Prized and asked to look for the mail to arrive. The mail would have a pink envelope which contains reply envelope. Last Monday i received mail from Reader's digest. I received a number of documents, Certificates confirming my eligibility into the prize draw. There is a 26 lac Super Premier Prize plus Early Reply Bonus Cash prize of 4 lac. First prize of 2 lac and second prize of 1 lac. Pegasus prize for 3000 persons. There is another 5 lac special recognition prize.

I think it is a marketing strategy of Reader's digest. Infact the magazine is amusing an engaging with good articles, jokes and tips. They are sending these kind of sweepstakes letters to hundreds of thousands of people. At least a certain percentage of readers would subscribe for the magazine, attracted by the sweepstakes prize offer. Whom would like to loose a chance of becoming a millionaire? Whom would want to loose the offer of 30 lac hot cash? In fact the entry to the sweepstakes are free. They won't compel you to purchase a magazine subscription. Say for example they sent the letters to 10 lac people, potential customers. It would cost them at least 1 crore for postage and handling. Suppose some 30 percent respond by subscribing at Rs. 650 for year. 19 crore rupees! It would fetch them great interest. They can easily afford to offer 1 crore for sweepstakes cash. This is the marketing formula!

I too have subscribed for the magazine and got entry into the sweepstakes. The draw will take place on 21st January. The results can be had by querying rd from 1st February 2010 onwards. The winners list will be published in the march, 2010 Reader's digest magazine.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Teknics mama died

2nd december 2009 was a day of shock and awe when we hear the news that Teknics mama died of heart attack. I was at somanur oil shop, servicing a computer when babu called and told that he was suffering a heart ailment. Before they reach KMCH, the leading hospital in the city he was dead. The reason is obvisous, his corononay disease. Five years ago he was diagnosed with a heart block and was advised to undergo a byepass surgery. But instead of going for a surgery he took alternate medicines. At last his heart stopped pumping. Aunt is suffering kidney malfunction and is undergoing dialysis. Last week they went to Tiruchur, AMala hospital and got home dialysis kit.

mama's loss is severe blow the family of three, all women. His cable TV network is now a question mark. Who will run his business? What will happen? Anyway we had intimate relation with mama, he was jovial, energetic and knowledgable. May his soul rest in peace.

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