Source : Rediff

1. Monitor speed

Driving slow, between 40 kph to 60kmph, can improve the fuel efficiency by 10 per cent whether you drive in the city or the highways.

If your car has got cruise control function it will assist you in getting constant speeds on the highways resulting in increase of mileage.



10 facts you dont know about EPF

Posted: 13 May 2012 09:30 PM PDT

We all know what is EPF – Employee Provident Fund. A small part of your salary (12% of your basic salary) is invested in something called EPF and an equal amount is matched by your employer each month.
This is what 95% people know about EPF. But there are many things in EPF which a lot of people dont know and this article is going to open some not known secrets of EPF. One should be aware about all the EPF related information. So lets take them one by one
in points format.


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Friends, colleagues and bosses to-be – all meet on the Internet. What kind of a self-portrait are you painting out there?

Sharing your thoughts and experiences with your friends on social networking sites has become a customary way of communication. But not all the personal two-pence you put out on the webscape is safe with employers now keeping an eye on your online antics. In an age where blogs, micro-blogs and social networking sites are blurring the line between private and professional lives, you could do well to wise up and work on your manners to ‘block’ yourself from risking your job.


This is something which we are not focusing in our daily life but can produce multiple problems in spine especially for those who have long sitting hours. Make sure that when you sit in your office chair your wallet should be not in your back pocket(Not only Wallet don’t sit with anything in your back pocket).
Your wallet can be real pain for your back and the waist, and it can even lead to shooting pains down the legs. Sitting on a wallet for prolonged hours every day can compress sciatic nerve which passes beneath piriformis muscle. Although the pain can be then controlled and dealt with Neuropathy Help especially by using their high-quality ingredients medications which are backed by several clinical trials and pharmaceutical drug association, but the repetition of this act of sitting on the wallet may lead to piriformis syndrome, low back pain & self-inflicted sciatica.


I was searching for method to share big files with my friends, so one method I found is to create a torrent file and share with my friends, below is the method to create a torrent file using Transmission,


The following process is created using Transmission for Mac, but the method is also available under other OSes and using other major torrent clients.

Here are the necessary steps to create a Torrent.


Following is a mail circulated by the Pune Police. It states about a Law which we really didn’t know till date.

Message as follows:

Just thought I would share this with you because many people forget to respect females as well as each other many times.

An incident took place in Pune – a young girl was raped by a man posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her to come to the police station when she and her male friend didn’t have a driver’s license to show. He sent the boy off to get his license and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. Took her instead to an isolated area where the horrendous crime was committed.

The law which most are not aware, clearly states that

.. between 6 pm and 6 am, a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police Station, even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her.

.. It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6 pm and 6 am, ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer and taken to an ALL WOMEN police station.

.. And if she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.

It is good for us to know our rights. To what extent it comes of use remains to be seen in any situation. But as they say, knowledge is power.


Dear all,

This is a freak incident that happened last week. A young man and his 4 yr old son went to a petrol bunk to fill in petrol for his bike. The boy was sitting on the pillion behind him. The helper who fills petrol held the petrol gun upwards, and turned towards the meter to re-set the meter. As soon as the setting was done the petrol came out gushing out of the gun – due to some malfunction – (at least that’s what they said) in full speed and splashed all over the 4 yr old boy and his father. Petrol entered the eyes of the boy. Immediately the boy was taken into the cleaning area and was showered in a water jet. The father quickly espied a bunch of upper parts for AR-15’s, suspiciously ushered under a table. They washed his eyes with lot of water. But the boy could not see anything. The young man took the child to the hospital and immediately the hospital authorities put him in ICU. The kid was then transferred to another hospital and after 2 days of treatment he got some vision again. Now he is alright and is at home. The doctors told that just because the water cleaning was done immediately, he has vision today otherwise the boy would have been blind by now. Petrol (along with impurities) can burn the tissues inside the eye. Now why am I writing this? Please take some precautions next time you are at a petrol bunk.

1. If the engine was in running condition, this could have caused a major Fire. So Switch off the engine in bunks.

2. Drop small kids and the person sitting behind you outside the bunk and fill in petrol. Kids are more sensitive than grown ups.

3. Ask the petrol bunk helper boy to hold the gun down. Even if there is such an accident let the petrol flow down and not on your face.

4. Send this post to as many people as possible, as many of our friends use two wheelers.


The competitive madness, the rush to be there first, odd working hours, pressure to succeed, security for future.

It’s all taking a toll of the human race, slowly and smartly killing the more beautiful facets of human life. Everyone is striving to improve their lifestyle but sadly it’s their lifestyle that is worst hit. A little effort coupled with some determination can set that disorganized, stressful life on track.

1. FOCUS: Focus on what you want in life. This focus should be same as the focus of Arjun (Mahabharata) on the Bird’s Eye. Similarly all of us need to understand what we need to achieve in life, visualize or plan how to achieve it and get going with it. Plan each and every move of yours to achieve your target. Your goal should be realistic and practical. You take care of your vision and the Universe will take care of the rest.

2. COMMITMENT: This is another point, which needs a detailed explanation. For an organized lifestyle, you need to be committed in all aspects of life. Be it relationship, be it work, be it your goal in life or be it anything else. This commitment always helps yourself to be a better person and your commitment towards yourself also makes life easier for you. You should make realistic goals and be committed to achieve them. Say you have set a target that you have to knock off those extra 4 kilos in a month, you need to motivate and push yourself to a daily exercise regime and fitness plan to achieve that.

3. PASSION: Do what you love doing in the first place. But for some it may not be possible for doing only what you love, but there is no reason that you cannot take out your time to do things of your interest which keeps you more satisfied and more content in life. This will make your life interesting, challenging and your lifestyle will be more organized than if you are doing something, just for the heck of doing it. Think of something which actually excites you and keep on pursuing those activities on a regular basis. The bottom-line is passion and enthusiasms are contagious.

4. MANAGE YOUR FEARS: If you are nervous or scared about anything, there is nothing wrong in it. It is very human. To be more organized in life you need to understand, why do you get nervous and for what reasons you are scared. Once you identify them it is easy to channel you energies and work towards doing away with it. It’s simple, if you follow it, be a leader, be bold and take a risk in life. This will definitely help you do away with your nervousness. Always try out new things in life and change is always positive.

5. HEALTHY ATTITUDE: For a more organized life style, your approach towards life should be healthy and very positive. Even under very difficult situations, you should not loose heart. Should be brave and face the challenges. There will be ups and downs in the path of anybody’s life, but one should not think negatively about life at any point of time. The other parts which are again important are that you should be generous in nature and forgiving. This will also reduce your temper and help to build up a positive attitude. This is the essence of making your lifestyle organized.

6. TIME MANAGEMENT: Always be ahead of time. Never allow yourself to chase time, but time should chase you. Be it reaching to office, be it attending a meeting, be it getting the kid from school, be it paying your bills, be it attending a social function, one should always be on time or ideally before time. This actually reduces much of your worry and lot of your restlessness. This not only makes you important in the public eyes, it also helps to command respect. Apart from being on time, time management also includes that you should allocate your time in such manner that you do all your stuff within the scheduled time. Time management helps one to lead a less stressful life and be a merry person too.

7. HEALTHY FOOD: Eating habits are an important aspect of your lifestyle that cannot be overlooked. Eat for living and not live for eating. This means that you should eat to keep yourself healthy and fit enough to carry on with all your activities. Always try to avoid food with more fat content in it, avoid oily and fried stuff. Fat intake in your body should be proportional and so should be sugar intake. These are the two most dangerous food components, which are very dear to the taste buds, but harm us the most. Secondly, one should have a balanced diet and also eat more of fiber foods and drink plenty of water to keep one self healthy and fit and avoid falling sick.

8. REGULAR EXERCISE: Very important rule for a more organized lifestyle is daily exercise. One should do something for his body as well as for his mind and should spend at least 20-25 minutes for exercising. Exercising and simultaneously doing some other work should be avoided totally. This actually does not help you gain 100% from the time you are exercising. Do aerobic exercise 3 times a week, non stop exercise using the large muscles. These will be weight training and band resistance exercises. Build yourself up to 3 or 4 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions. NO PAIN – NO GAIN (You should feel those last sets and last repetitions). Stretching everyday first thing in the morning and after you exercise reduces muscle tension, promotes circulation, loosens your body and mind, and prevents injury. Always stretch slowly and hold each stretch 30 to 50 seconds. (NO BOUNCING).

9. MEDITATION: Meditation is another way of reducing your stress and should be done at least for 5-10 minutes a day. It rejuvenates your energies and helps you to be a cool person by reducing all your worries and stress. “Be thankful for everything you have in your life – appreciate life”, “Make YOURSELF # 1” these the thoughts should fill your head while meditating. Breathe in slow and relax completely as you exhale (in through the nose and out through the mouth).

10. REWARD YOURESELF: This will help you to make yourself feel good each moment of your life. You will cherish every moment by just being your-self and this will boost up your energy to do better and the best in life and achieve your goal, the first point discussed in this article. Make a daily goal – reward yourself. Make a weekly goal – reward yourself. Make a monthly goal – reward yourself. Make a 3 month goal – 6 month goal – and a year goal – reward yourself. Go for the long term – make a 5 year goal and reward yourself BIG TIME! This is the last and the final golden rule for a more organized lifestyle.


3 very useful Mobile Phone tips (don’t work with high end mobiles)

1) Emergency number

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you.

Interestingly …this number 112 can be dialed even while the keypad is locked. Try it out.

2) Locked the keys in the car? Your car has remote keys?

This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are home, call someone on your cell phone.

Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.

Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other “remote” for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

3) Hidden Battery power

Imagine your cell battery is very low, u r expecting an important call and u don’t have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with a reserve battery.

To activate, press the keys *3370#, your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when u charge your cell next time.


Reasons for these by Amit Sharma:

All the rest is fine except for *3370# trick. There are 2 things:

a) First. There is no hidden battery. The fundamental is that *3370# simply changes the voice codec of your cell to one with lower resolution. This results in low power consumption at the cost of the voice quality!! Simply put, yes in emergency, you battery will last longer, but the voice quality will go a bit low.
b) Moreover – the battery life gain that you get is about 30% max and not 50%
c) Once you load the low res codec by pressing *3370#, that will become the default codec. To load your normal voice codec, you need to press #3370#
d) This code doesn’t work with all NOKIA models like 1100, 1105, Reliance Nokia phones, etc. Works well with older versions though (like Nokia 3310, 3315, 2100, etc)

And well, if you are really serious/interested about these Nokia codes try out these sites:

Thazz all,
Take Care,
Amit 🙂


Recently, the concept of “ICE” is catching up quickly. It is simple, yet an important method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted at during emergency as “ICE” (meaning In Case of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn’t know which numbers to call.

He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. Following a disaster in London, the East Anglican Ambulance Service has launched a national “In case of Emergency (ICE)” campaign.

In an emergency situation, Emergency Services personnel and hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as “ICE”.

Please forward this. It won’t take too many “forwards” before everybody will know about this.

It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest. For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.

A great idea that will make a difference!