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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Dr Abdul Kalam - ‘People’s president’, ‘Missile Man’, 'Motivational speaker', GREAT HUMAN

                    I still remember my dad introducing Abdul Kalam sir as a paper boy, i was told our new President used to distribute newspapers in his childhood days for his studies,  Later i was inspired by his speeches, quotes  and for me he was one of the best Patriot of our Nation. He lived his life for this country.  

Below is one of his letter/speech it is very inspiring, 

Dr. Abdul Kalam's ‪#‎Letter‬ to Every Indian - Dated - 12/03/2014

Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?
We are such a Great NATION.
We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.

Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit..
There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.

              I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.
In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
Why are we so NEGATIVE?

Another question: 
Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things?
We want foreign T.Vs,
We want foreign shirts.
We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported.

Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?

I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is.. She replied: I want to live in a developed India. For her, you and I will have to build this developed India.You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation...

YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke. The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
YOU say, say and say..
What do YOU do about it?

Take a person on his way to Singapore.
Give him a name - 'YOURS'. Give him a face - 'YOURS'. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best.

In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores.

YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are.. You pay $5 (approx. Rs.. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM.

YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity…
In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU?

YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai ..
YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah.
YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs..650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.
YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.'
YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand ..
Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo?
Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ???
We are still talking of the same YOU.

YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own.
YOU who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground.

If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country,
Why cannot you be the same here in India ?

In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan ..
Will the Indian citizen do that here?
We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.
We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative.
We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin.
We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public.
When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others what do we do?
We make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home.
'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.'

So who's going to change the system?
What does a system consist of?
Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbors, other households, other cities, other communities and the government.
But definitely not ME & YOU.

When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.CLEAN to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government.
Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country.

Nobody thinks of feeding the system.
Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too…..
I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..'

Lets do what India needs from us.

Thank you,
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Some of his best Quotes:

  • “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.” 
  • “Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough”. 
  • "If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."
  • “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.” 
  •  “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.” 
  • “If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.” 
  • "Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life."
  • "Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character.Where there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home.When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the Nation.When there is order in the Nation, there is peace in the World.
  • " Without your involvement you can't succeed. With your involvement you can't fail. "

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Rest In Peace SIR

Also Read CTRL+ALT+DEL Speech 

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Journey to Devils Circuit

04:00 Posted by vijay pasham , , , No comments
Last Sunday(14.12.2014) i ran my first ever obstacle race:  , its was a 5kms race with 15 obstacles. About 1000 crazy ppl participated in this event and the winner finished race in just 27mins and i finished in 43mins(I was enjoying :D).

Few months back running was once/twice in a month routine, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon changed my view towards running(some ppl there inspired me) and that day itself i set my goal to run HM by next year(2015), post august i ran almost every event that happened in Hyderabad.

Some programs like 'Takeshi's Castle' filled that desire to be part of such fun :), i always wished such events were there in our country,When I first heard about DC, my reaction was "Wow" this is the sport i dreamt about, without any 2nd thoughts registered for event and waited for the big day.

Race day arrived!!! Me with my friends went to venue collected our timing chips, bib nos, T-shirt and we were all set.
Event flagged off and it was most thrilling experience for life, I only wanted to finish all obstacles at first attempt and without cheating,.. I did it.

I have learnt many lessons all the way :)

And i lived up to their tagline "I beat the devil" and "Devilslayer"
Thanks to Devils circuit team, see you next year again……..!!!

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

The biggest internet hoaxes in INDIA

03:04 Posted by vijay pasham , No comments

  1. Jana Gana Mana selected by the UNESCO as the best national anthem in the world.

  2. Story:
    The story claims that UNESCO has declared the Indian national anthem "Jana gana mana.." as the best anthem of the world. Considering it as a proud achievement, it congratulates all Indians and further asks to spread the message.

    This story was widely circulating through emails, blogs and social networking sites. The message claiming that Indian national anthem "Jana gana mana.." was selected as the best in the world by UNESCO was never heard in any kind of news or media reports. If the story was a fact, it would be indeed a proud achievement for India and would have definitely got wide attention of the media. If UNESCO released such a statement, it would be readily available on their official website, which is no where seen.
    This story actually started in 2008 when many such messages were circulating through emails. India Today, then wrote UNESCO about these stories and got a confirmation message from UNESCO that these messages are simply hoax, and that they did not select Indian or for that matter any national anthem as the best in the world.
    These messages are in general started by pranksters who need some kind of attention, but these people must be aware of the fact that they are playing with the sentiments of Indians in the name of national spirit.
    UNESCO declares such messages false
    UNESCO official site

  3. Python swallows drunk man in Kerala.

  4. Story:
    This news was flashed on various news websites/Social media across the world with an image of a huge snake almost twice the size of a normal human being.

    An article about a python eating a drunk man in India, circulating on social media has turned out to be a hoax.
    The story went viral on Twitter, after an image posted by a financial professional from Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Vikraman Nair, showing a python with a large object inside of it.
    "A Python ate a person who was drunk and lying beside the liquor shop. News from Attapady, Kerala," he captioned the picture. The photo was re-tweeted more than 16,000 times.
    A little research revealed that the snake was previously believed to have swallowed a man in South Africa, Indonesia and even China! None of these reports were reported to be true. It is believed that the python may have swallowed a goat or a deer in some part of the world, and the image has been circulated on the Internet several times in 2 years with different captions.

  5. NASA's satellite image of how India looks on Diwali from space:
  6. Story:
    The graphic above is a stunning image of India. However, in spite of the captions accompanying its many social shares today, it was not taken during Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

    The image is actually a composite of satellite photos of India created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2003.According to Chris Elvidge, a physical scientist at NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center, the composite was intended to show population growth over time. The white lights depict where populations were centered before 1992, while different colors are used to depict the movement of people.

  7. Seven Headed Snake In India:

    Images of a seven headed snake, supposedly taken in India, having recently been making the rounds on the internet.
  8. Fact:
    The first and most obvious thing to point out about the photo is that the seven heads are very clearly the same exact image, simply cut and pasted multiple times over… It would perhaps seem surprising that such a poorly done Photoshop could fool so many people, but then nobody who has spent much time on the internet should really be that surprised anymore about some of the things that people are willing to believe,. Other things to note are the sharp edges surrounding the snake’s heads, and the lighting on the heads  which is completely wrong,

  9. Women gives birth to 11 babies on 11/11/11.

  10. Story:
    Circulating message claims that a woman in India has just broken the world record after giving birth to eleven babies at once. The message includes a photograph depicting eleven babies with a medical team.

    Wikipedia's list of multiple births records only two instances of nonuplets (nine children born at once to the same mother), none of whom survived more than a few days, so the news of a woman's giving birth to eleven healthy children at once (all of them boys) would be remarkable indeed.
    As described by the Times of India, the couples involved had all conceived via in vitro fertilization with an eye towards giving birth on that particular date:
    A city-based In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centre will undertake operations on 11 would-be mothers to schedule the births of their babies on Friday, 11-11-11.
    About 30 women had conceived through IVF nine months ago at the 21st Century Hospital in the city. Of them, 11 couples wanted the delivery of their babies on the special date.
    The operations will be performed by Dr Purnima Nadkarni and Dr Pooja Nadkarni and their team of doctors at the hospital from 6 am. All the 11 women who conceived through IVF have waited a long time for this moment.
    (Additional Pictures and TRUTH .)

  11. Whatsapp is becoming chargeable:

    Circulating warning claims that instant messaging application WhatsApp will start charging a per message fee unless users send the same warning to at least 10 contacts thereby proving that they are "avid users".
  12. Fact:
    The message is just a silly hoax. WhatsApp is NOT about to start charging users for sending messages. The supposed warning is a new variant of several previous hoaxes. The company charges users a flat fee of $0.99 per year after the first year, but it does not charge per message and has announced no plans to implement such a system.  Sending on this absurd warning will help nobody.
    If you receive this hoax message or any of its variants, do not pass it on to others. And take a minute to let the sender know that the warning is a hoax.

Some Other Hoaxes:
  • Do not pick a call from this number. It emits high frequency radiation that can kill you instantly. This hoax message claimed that a user could immediately die after taking a call from a phone number which emitted high frequency radiation that cause brain hemorrhage and instant death. This theory was dismissed because a phone number cannot generate such a high frequency at all.
  • 1000 likes will ensure free heart transplant for this baby. Facebook was abuzz with a picture of a child suffering from a life threatening disease. The caption of the image said if the image was shared 1000 times, the child would receive free treatment and also mentioned the phone number of a hospital along with it to make it genuine. The phone number belonged to the Sri Sathya Sai Institute for Higher Medical Sciences in Bangalore but there was no such patient as seen on the picture on Facebook. There were also no such free transplant services available in the hospital.
  • Pepsi contaminated by HIV+ employee's blood. Rumours circulated via text messages and social media platforms that none of Pepsi's products must be consumed for the next few days. The message said that these reports came from the Delhi Police. These rumours were declared false soon after. The Centre for Disease Control revealed that it is impossible to contract this fatal disease through foods and beverages as the virus is automatically destroyed on exposure to air and heat from cooking, and is definitely destroyed by stomach fluids.
What is disturbing is the number of gullible people on your Facebook newsfeed who blindly believe anything and everything on the Internet. Such messages should not be encouraged or shared.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Go Vote!!!

Voice your Opinion To Elect the efficient | Valuable Opinion Tested in Election

Why Should We Vote
                 Voting in India is a Constitutional right if one is a citizen over 18 years of age. But it has been a tendency among voters, especially in the urban areas, to treat the voting day as a day of rest. While skipping the vote may not seem to cause any harm, the long-term consequences are disastrous.

Here is why everyone of us must VOTE:
  • Representative of CHANGE:
                  Voting is the only way to choose a leader who Represents you,If you think that ruling leader(govt.) is not performing satisfactorily yes you can bring him down!!! Not voting?? Holding back to doing so can result him being elected for next five year, So Go VOTE!!!

  • Voting is a Responsibility and is a fundamental duty so Go VOTE!!!

  • Voting is an Honour by exercising right to vote, citizens show their respect towards democracy, Respect your vote. so Go VOTE!!!

    • Every vote Counts:
               Usually excuses of not voting are many,..
                   Some people feel “Mere Akele ke Vote karne se Kyaa Hogaa?”
                   Some people feel its just another Holiday and
                   Some plan for latest movie or
                   Some say there are no Good Candidate (Know about NOTA) and
                   Some even don’t know when the day of election is…

    Fact: only 54% of eligible voters come out ant vote on the day of election.

    General ElectionYearMaleFemaleTotal
    ->56.97% in 2009

    Let’s see how they are winning:


    In any Consistency on an avg if only 54% of people vote the winning candidate usually receive 16-20% of votes… and winning margin is often less than 5% this means the fate of whole country is in hands of this candidate who got just 20% of votes!!! this is Imbalance.

    So your vote counts and can help in changing this system so Please Go VOTE!!!

    It cannot be denied that past several years, Our country has been struggling with uncontrolled corruption,unsure economy, ineffective leaders… not casting one's vote will only worsen the condition. It is our duty as responsible citizens of India to make informed decisions and choose the best candidate from those presented.

    Finally, your vote sends a message about the problems you think important, Your vote declare your right as a free citizen to take part in democracy. So Please Go VOTE!!!

    You can either -
    1. Sit back, relax, watch some election news, and debate over the innumerable fallacies of the Indian political "system" over a cup of tea.
    2. Cast your vote and make a difference.

    It's Ok to Not to VOTE
    After all Corruption, Poverty, terrorism, poor infrastructure, unemployment, inflation , illiteracy in no way affects you or me but only the nation. Go VOTE!!!
    “If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain.”
    “A vote-less people is a hopeless people.”

    JAI HIND!!!

    Wednesday, 2 April 2014

    All About NOTA in INDIA

    'NOTA' ( None Of The Above) is the buzzword everyone is curious about. NOTA also known as "against all" or a "scratch" vote, is a ballot option designed to allow the voter to indicate disapproval of all of the candidates in a voting system.


                        In India, in 2009, the Election Commission of India asked the Supreme Court that to offer the voter a ‘None of the above’ option at the ballot as it would give voters the freedom of not selecting any undeserving candidate. The Government was not in favour of such an idea.
    "The People’s Union for Civil Liberties" which is an NGO, filed a public interest litigation(PIL) statement to favour NOTA. Finally on 27th September 2013, the right to register a ‘None of the above’ vote in elections was applied by the Supreme Court of India, which then ordered the Election Commission that all voting machines should be provided with a NOTA button so as to give voters the option to choose ‘none of the above’. And was first introduced in EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) in five state assembly elections held last year(2013).

    How NOTA works:

                  The main motive to introduce NOTA was to force the political parties to contest candidates with clean background.
    The "none of the above" (NOTA) button that electronic voting machines have does not give you the 'the right to reject' all candidates its just given "the right to register a negative opinion."
    NOTA votes count will be made public but they do not have any significance as of now, Even if NOTA gets maximum votes, the person with next maximum number of votes will be declared as winner.

    Lets see how it works,…

    If a constituency has 1000 votes and three candidates A, B, C are contesting elections. Now the voting results are something like this,
    Candidate A -   150
    Candidate B -   200
    Candidate C -   250
    NOTA votes -  400
    Total Votes =  1000
    In this case, though majority voted for NOTA, But Candidate C will be declared winner, the rest will be treated as invalid or 'no votes'.  So from above example its seems like NOTA button might not have much impact on electing right candidate then why is NOTA button in EVM’s ??

    The only use of NOTA,  that it would put "pressure political parties to nominate only good candidates." As NOTA vote count is made public, Political parties will be cautious in selecting their candidate, because it will be embarrassing if NOTA votes are more than winning votes, which means majority people actually rejected all the candidates,... and may be in future we may see re-elections with fresh candidates by disqualifying all the candidates who lost to NOTA votes.

    NOTA option will be provided at the bottom of the panel on the EVMs or as the last row in the ballot paper after all the candidates have been listed with their respective symbols in the same language used to list the candidates. Likewise, the contours of the NOTA panel will be identical to that given to each candidate.
    In constituencies with 16 candidates in the fray, an extra EVM will be attached to the first balloting unit for the NOTA option as the EVMs currently in use can accommodate only 16 rows. The NOTA votes will be counted and indicated in the final result chart.

    How NOTA worked in the assembly elections

    The recently held assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were the first where voters had the option to reject all candidates by voting for “none of the above” (NOTA).

                    Picture above shows the median vote share of NOTA in each state that went to the polls.
    It is interesting to note that the median vote share of NOTA was the least in Delhi, a state where one would expect to find the most educated voters among the states that went to polls. What makes this statistic interesting is that apart from NOTA, these elections also marked the rather spectacular debut of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi.
    In the run up to the elections, AAP projected itself as a “party with a difference” and its presence is credited with the sharp increase in the voting percentage in Delhi in these polls. Taken together with the above data, it indicates that in the presence of a credible alternative, people are unlikely to vote for NOTA. From this perspective, the presence of NOTA on the electronic voting machine is useful for judging the credibility of the candidates and parties contesting in a constituency.
    Before the introduction of NOTA, how did voters register their protest against the candidates and parties in their constituency? One way was to not vote at all. The other was to cast the votes in favour of a small party or an independent. The question is whether people are still doing that given the option of NOTA. In order to “measure” this, we look at the vote share of NOTA against the number of candidates in a particular constituency.


    To all whoever feel
    My vote doesn't count,
    What happens with my single vote,
    I don't want to be part of dirty politics lets keep away,
    NOTA is for you, now after seeing all these changes we must believe NOTA can bring small change in political parties.
    Voting is not just our right its our moral duty to elect right representative…
    Don’t just enjoy a holiday on VOTING day please cast your vote.

    JAI HIND!!!

    Thursday, 24 October 2013


    09:53 Posted by vijay pasham , No comments


    Every citizen has a right to know how the Government is functioning. Right to Information empowers every citizen to seek any information from the Government, inspect any Government documents and seek certified photocopies thereof. Some laws on Right to Information also empower citizens to official inspect any Government work or to take sample of material used in any work.

    Right to Information includes the right to:

    • Inspect works, documents, records.
    • Take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records.
    • Take certified samples of material.
    • Obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video , cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts.

    How to write an RTI Application?


    • Your name, address, contact telephone number and your email id.
    • Information about Public Information officer, name, address e.t.c. Locate central Government PIO's here! In case you have problems locating your PIO/APIO you can address your RTI application to the Pio C/o Head of Department and send it to the concerned Public Authority with the requisite application fee.
    • Do not adress your RTI application to the PIO by his name, just in case he gets transferred or a new PIO is designated in his place.
    • Mode of Payment available with CPIO, the fees, and Contact person to receive the application. (In most of the cases the Assistant Chief Public Information officer, ACPIO or directly the CPIO).

    Generally, you can deposit your application fee via: 

    • In person by paying cash [remember to take your receipt].
    • By Post through.
    • Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque
    • Indian Postal Order
    • Money orders (only in some states)
    • Affixing Court fee Stamp (only in some states)
    • Some state governments have prescribed some head of account. You are required to deposit fee in that account. For that, you can either go to any branch of SBI and deposit cash in that account and attach deposit receipt with your RTI application. Or you can also send a postal order or a DD drawn in favour of that account along with your RTI application. Please see respective state rules for complete details

    Application Guidelines: 
    While filing an RTI application, the framing of the questions is very important. A slight misunderstanding or vague questions gives the PIO a chance to reject your application. Follow these guidelines:
    • Use a white sheet of paper to write an application. There is no need to using Note-sheet, or the Court stamp paper. You can use your letter pad for asking for information.
    • The matter can be hand written, or typed. There is no compulsion of typing the content
    • Make sure the application is legible and easy to read
    • There is no restriction on number of pages for asking information.
    • There are also no restriction on number of questions that can be asked in one application. However, it is generally advisable to ask restrict one application with limited set of questions and generally related ones.
    How to Apply the RTI application form HOW TO APPLY


    How to submit a RTI Application:

    You will need a proof, that your RTI application has been received by the PIO. The tested methods to submit a RTI application are:

    Personally, by hand:

    • Please ensure that you get your copy of the application and proof of payment duly stamped, signed and dated, either by the PIO or by the inward department.

    Registered Post AD:

    • The AD card will act as proof of submission, after it is returned to you by the postal department. In case the AD card does not come back with a proper stamp, signature and date of receipt, follow up with the despatching post office to get the AD card completed.

    Speed Post (A postal department service):

    • Once the application is sent by Speed Post and keep a print out of the delivery status carefully with you.

    Time limits specified in the RTI Act

    • 3rd Party can be anyone other than the citizen applying for information
    • Please account for adequate time for postal delays
    Various time limit has been prescribed under which the information can be obtained under Right to Information Act. These time limits are prescribed by the Act itself, and failing which an RTI Applicant can approach appropriate authorities for relief.

    Following are the various time limits specified in the RTI Act 2005
    For matters involving "Life and Liberty", the time limit for the PIO to provide information is 48 Hours:

    For PIO to reply to application30 days from date of receipt of application
    For PIO to transfer to another PA under Sec 6(3)5 days from date of receipt of application.
    For PIO to issue notice to 3rd Party5 days from date of receipt of application
    For 3rd Party to make a representation to PIO10 days from receipt of notice from PIO.
    For PIO to reply to application if 3rd Party involved40 days from date of receipt of application.
    For applicant to make First Appeal30 days from date of receipt of PIO’s reply or from date when reply was to be received.
    For First Appellate Authority to pass an order30 days from receipt of First Appeal OR Maximum 45 days, if reasons for delay are given in writing .
    For applicant to make Second Appeal before CIC/SIC90 days from receipt of First Appeal orders or from the date when orders were to be received
    For CIC/SIC to decide Second AppealNo time limit specified


    Any citizen can request for information by making an application in writing or through electronic means in English / Hindi / official language of the area, in which the application is being made, together with the prescribed fees.


    Any public authority would designate Central Assistant Public Information Officer (C.A.P.I.O.) at various levels, who will receive the requests for information from the public and necessary number of Central Public Information Officers (CPIO) in all administrative units/ offices who will arrange for providing the necessary information to member(s) of the public as permitted under the law. The public authorities are also required to designate authority senior in rank to a CPIO, as Appellate Authorities, who will entertain and dispose off appeals against the decision of the CPIO, as required under the Act. Any person who does not receive the decision from CPIO whether by way of information or rejection within the time frame, may within 30 days from the expiry of period prescribed for furnishing the information or 30 days from the date of receipt of the decisions, prefer an appeal to the Appellate Authority.


    Central Assistant Public Information Officers (CAPIO)

    • The CAPIO will receive the application / request for information or the appeals under the Act and forward the same immediately to the CPIO or the Appellate Authority as the case may be.

    Central Public Information Officers (CPIO)

    • The CPIO is required to process the request for providing the information and dispose of the same; either by providing the information or rejecting the request, within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of request

    Appellate Authority

    • The Appellate Authority will entertain and dispose off appeals against the decision of the CPIO as required under the Act.

    Saturday, 21 September 2013

    Bought New Micromax Canvas HD A116

    11:26 Posted by vijay pasham , No comments

            Recently(15th Sep) Ordered Micromax Canvas HD from Flipkart and mobile delivered in 2days Yes it was handed to me on 17th Sep, Thanks to Flipkart for great service and for wonderful packing. 
    Previously i owned Samsung Galaxy ace which too bought from Flipkart exactly 2 years back and it still runs super cool.

    Things made me to choose Canvas HD :

    Picture was Taken in low light with flash

    Why Micromax
    Since2-3 months i was looking for best mobile under 20K, and every mobile i used till now was Samsung made so even suggested my close friend to go with Samsung Grand duos which i almost fixed to buy.

    But Recent changes in Indian economy and causes for drop in rupee value made me to change my mind to buy a Swadeshi product so opted for MICROMAX.

    Why Canvas HD
    After decide micromax my research started again and found Canvas 4 was best under 20K but there was no much difference in specs when compared to Canvas HD so had to compromise with some features.

    1. Yes 1.2Ghz QUAD CORE Processor comes first to get this gadget.
    2. Then comes HD camera it can record 720p videos with 8MP Auto focus.
    3. Just little but enough room of 4GB internal memory but more RAM of 1GB DDR2.
    4. All these specs for little money ₹13,500/-.
    The only and main reason is to buy is product by INDIAN company, i have started being swadeshi with my mobile and will try changing most of things i use daily.

    Its been a week and this Canvas HD is just Awesome, Installed number of apps but seen no lag. If your looking for best mobile under 15,000 definitely i will suggest Canvas HD a best buy.
    Thanks to MicroMax for making best low budget smartphone :).

    Lastly If your INDIAN i request you to buy INDIAN products it just helps us to grow.

    Jai HIND!!!

    Monday, 26 August 2013

    All About Food Security Bill

    11:58 Posted by vijay pasham No comments
                    Today 26th of august 2013 Indian parliament passed one of biggest schemes in the world in terms of quantity of food, people covered and money involved.

    What is Food Security Bill??

    The Food Security Bill is a bill for consideration before the Government of India. The bill aims to provide subsidised foodgrain to around 67 percent ofIndia's 1.2 billion people.
    As per the provisions of the bill, beneficiaries would get rice at INR 3/kg, wheat at INR 2/kg, and coarse grains at INR 1/kg. These rates would be valid for three years. Every pregnant woman and lactating mother would get free meal during pregnancy till six months after child birth. They will also get a maternity benefit of INR 6,000 in instalments. Children up to 14 years would get free meals. In case of non-supply of foodgrains, states will have to pay food security allowance to beneficiaries. Source

    So now we have questions like
    • How useful is the Food Security bill for India?
    • Is the Food Security Bill good?
    • Does the food security bill make sense, economically?
    As discussed above security bill says about Food Security for everyone who belongs to Priority Households,… They will be received or secured with 5Kg of foodgrains everymonth.
    “Priority Households” shall mean those households identified by the State Government as being in the priority group based on the identification criteria notified by the Central Government for the grant of food grains at rates given in Section 23 of this Act.  (NAC FSB 2:gg)
    People in priority household include ~67% of population of India, which is 831,470,000 (~831 Million People).

    Now lets calculate if everyone are served with all food grains.

    just to take an average price. which would be Rs2/Kg of food grain.
    Total foodgrains distributed under the Food Security Bill in a year = 831 Million * 5 Kg/month * 12 Months ~ 49.9 Billion Kg
    Taking average market price of foodgrains to be Rs20/Kg
    People are paying Rs 2/Kg
    Government subsidy = Rs 18/Kg
    (excluding the money spent on the delivery system of the foodgrains, which would be significant considering the fair price shops and targeted public distribution system doesn't have current penetration to the 67% population of India)
    Total subsidy for the entire year = Rs 18/Kg*49.9 Billion Kg = Rs. 898 Billion
    Now in this case we have excluded some overhead costs,
    Now consider this, during the year 2011-12 total food subsidy was Rs 720 Billion for 45% people at subsidised rate of Rs 5.5/Kg and average foodgrain per person being 2.1Kg
    If we do similar calculations for 2011-12 it, calculated subsidy comes out to be Rs200 Billion which is only 27% of the actual subsidy, if you inflate the 898 billion by same amount,
    Spending on FSB is estimated to be at 1.25 Crore INR to GDP of India which is at 1.842 trillion USD, implies 1.055 % of the total GDP of India.and in 2014 comes out to be
    Rs 3300 Billion which is 2.9% of our GDP and more than 3-4 times the previous year and it cont….

    So will this helps india? Yes for needy ofcourse, But i question instead creating jobs or better employment why does govt  give things free?? wont these type of schemes make people lazy with sufficient food with very low price? Any form of subsidy to prove suicidal for our country.  Why would poor people work laboriously if they will be fed by the govt. at low prices?? INDIAN Economy can’t afford it and ofcourse dont forget our corruption kings, There is corruption every level very less chances it to be implemented properly.

    The only aim of this bill is to get votes and only votes.


    P.S.2: I hate freebees or giveaways this will make people lazy they bury their skills, hardwork, and often give way to alcohol,drugs and with anti-social activities,,..

    Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal.

    JAI HIND !!!

    Thursday, 22 August 2013

    How fall of Rupee impacts you

    22:58 Posted by vijay pasham No comments
    How depreciation of Rupee impacts common man:

    Moving from bad to worse, the Indian rupee hit new historic low of 65.56 against the US dollar in intraday trade Thursday on sluggish local stocks and continued dollar demand from importers.

    Deutsche Bank has said in a note that the rupee may slide to 70 to the dollar in a month or so, although some revival is expected by the end of the year.

    To restrict the outflow of foreign currency, RBI had, however, on August 14 announced stern measures, including curbs on Indian firms investing abroad and on outward remittances by resident Indians.

    Strong demand of US currency from importers and banks, continuous capital outflows, widening current account deficit and dollar's strength against other currencies overseas amid expectation that the Federal Reserve will soon taper its bond-buying programme has put pressure on the rupee.

    Whether the currency would find its stable level or will continue to slide further remains a tricky question. But till the currency settles itself, let’s have a look at how continuous depreciation of the Indian currency will affect the common man.

    The government is dependent on foreign countries for several commodities like Petroleum,Gold and other imp exports. Every time the Rupee looses its value against the dollar, government is bound to shell out more to pay the foreign countries. Up-to certain extent government might tolerate this but beyond that they have no choice but to extract the overhead amount from consumers i.e. the common man. So bottom-line is when rupee is loosing its value in international market,the commodities that are imported are bound to get expensive sooner or later.

    Effect to general public will come in the forms of -
    • Prices of imported stuff such as oil and electronic items will go up.
    • Increased cost of Imported goods (Mobile phones, Crude Oil, Gold etc.)
    • The share market will be down with the weak rupee, as it will decrease corporate profits who import their raw materials.
    • With depreciating rupee value, there is no respite for common man from the harsh reality of double-digit inflation and price rise. Pulses and vegetable prices are going through the roof with just last week onions touching Rs 80/kg.
    • As transport cost goes up, the price of food, consumer durables and fast-moving consumer goods will also be hiked in tandem.
    • There is high pressure on automobile manufacturers as many components are imported and they need to shell out more than what they did a year ago.
    • The prices of the products where vegetable oil is a key ingredient, like soaps and detergents, will be hiked due to higher manufacturing cost.
    • The worst hit are the students planning to go abroad for higher studies. Now, a two-year MS course in the US would cost Rs 15-25 lakh against Rs 11-12 lakh if the rupee value was 55,this also concerns Indian tourists as conversion rates is high.
    • Consumers are the worst hit with cost of gadgets and consumer durables going up. Panasonic and LG have already announced a price hike.
    • Thermal coal which is used for the generation of electricity is India's major import. Due to the depreciating value of rupee, the costs for power generating units gets increased which would lead to high electricity bills for consumers.
    However, the only gainers are the

    IT companies: A movement of rupee in the exchange rate will have an impact of 40 basis points on the U.S. portion of the revenue of an IT company. Simply put, for 1 per cent fall in the rupee’s value, their profit is expected to see a hike of 50 to 110 basis points. One basis point is one hundredth of a percentage point.

    Overseas Indians: Money saved is money earned. Depreciation of rupee is certainly a good news for the overseas Indians. Those working abroad can gain more on remitting money to their homeland,If you spend in USD, rupee depreciation shouldn't be of any concern to you because you are both earning and spending in usd and rupee isnt in the equation. If you wish to return to India and have plans of converting USD to INR and spending it here then personally you should be happy for the time being because you have more to spend. This would be temporary because rupee depreciation will be reflected in rising prices of domestic goods, given some time, due to rising costs of imports( since we pay for them in USD) and labour wages. 
    Of course it certainly depends on what you want to buy. For example if its fuel or gold whose price is determined internationally you may not have definitive advantage. On the contrary for goods that are not so correlated to international markets you may have partial advantage due to depreciation.

    Read "Stop Using Cars For 7 Days" to know how to stop this depreciation of Rupee.  

    Stop Using Cars For 7 Days Except For Emergency, Dollar Rate Will Be Down

    22:18 Posted by vijay pasham No comments
    Yes, it is 100% true. In next 15 minutes you will be having a brief idea on the things which you might not be aware of. The value of dollar is somehow given by petrol only which comes from the fact of Derivative Trading.

    Americans understood that Petrol is equally valuable as Gold so they made Agreement with all the Middle East countries to sell petrol in Dollars only. That is why Americans print their Dollar as legal tender for debts. This mean if you don't like their American Dollar and go to their Governor and ask for repayment in form of Gold,as in India they won't give you Gold. You observe Indian Rupee, " I promise to pay the bearer..." is clearly printed along with the signature of Reserve Bank Governor. 

    This mean, if you don't like Indian Rupee and ask for repayment,Reserve Bank of India will pay you back an equal value of gold.

    Let us see an example. Indian petroleum minister goes to Middle East country to purchase petrol, the Middle East petrol bunk people will say that liter petrol is one Dollar. But Indians won't have dollars. They have Indian Rupees. So what to do now? So That Indian Minister will ask America to give Dollars. American Federal Reserve will give us dollars by taking Indian Rupees ( according to exchange rate ) , print Dollars on it and give it to the Indian Minister. Like this we get dollars , pay it to petrol bunks and buy petrol. But there is a something wrong here. If you change your mind and want to give back the Dollars to America we can't demand them to pay Gold in return for the Dollars. They will say " Have we promised to return something back to you? Haven't you checked the Dollar ? We clearly printed on the Dollar that it is Debt" So, Americans don't need any Gold with them to print Dollars. But what will Americans give to the Middle East countries for selling petrol in Dollars only? Middle East kings pay rent to America for protecting their kings and heirs. Similarly they are still paying back the Debt to America for constructing Roads and Buildings in their countries. At present the problem of India is the result of buying those American Dollars. So if we reduce the consumption of petrol and cars, Dollar will come down.

    As an ordinary citizen, I think one step we all can take is to curb imports, which will reduce the current account deficit(i.e. the deficit of exports to imports); remember as "charity starts at home", even the rise and fall of the Rupee starts at home. A few ways this can be done by:

    • Say no to gold and precious stones - after oil, these form our main imports, hence, curbing them can be a benefit to the economy. Use Indian-made costume jewellery instead, come on no one in a marriage will test how pure the gold is or how much it weighs.
    • Be eco-friendly - well, walking for short distances, wide use of public transport, usage of Indian-made cycles and other Indian-made eco-friendly vehicles will help in reducing our largest import - oil, also, will strengthen your health, therefore, health and wealth can come together at times.
    • Swadeshi - try to use as much as Indian goods as possible; look for products manufactured by home grown companies. I am not telling you to compromise your life style, but you can choose an alternate product alteast in one area, this can significantly decrease our imports.
    • Encouraging entrepreneurship - would result in more Jobs, Indian-made goods and services, which would result in import-substitution and slowly, increasing exports.

    I am an Indian and i am equally worried about my country. Lets do this for our country. Please share this article to as many you can so that they know what our country is lagging.

    Jai Hind!!