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Month: August 2016

Our grand father Shri. Ganti Narasimham is no more

He was the one, who showed me taste of tender coconut; He was the one who made me play in the well; He was the one who made my childhood much more entertaining (I used to spend most of summer holidays at his house); He was the one who introduced spirituality to me; Because of him, I got to know about a socio-religious organization; Shri. Manik Prabhu Samsthan; He was the one, who loves children most; That was our grand father (my mother’s father) Shri. Ganti Narasimham (known as “Dattudu”). it is shocking to learn that he is no more…

Experience with Andhra Bank Online Services – Opening Savings Bank Account

I was really excited when I saw Andhra Bank has a facility where customers can open a Savings Bank account using their Online SB Account opening page and filled in the form, uploaded required KYC (Know Your Customer) documents and photograph. On submission, I have received a confirmation email with a reference number. But process just stopped there! After a few days, I went to website to track the status. Tracking page asked me to provide reference number and that returned a 404 Error page. I have visited my nearest Andhra Bank Branch at CV Raman nagar. When I inquired…

Now get Tirumala Special Entry Darshan (INR 300) ticket through APSRTC – my experience and thoughts

Recently Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) in partnership with Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) has introduced a facility to provide Special Entry Darshan (INR 300) ticket along with seat reservation itself to pilgrims those traveling by Super Luxory, Indra, Garuda, Amaravathi and Vennela services. This is a fantastic initiative and makes darshan booking process simple. Here is my recent experience. I have booked a ticket on Amaravathi service from Bengaluru to Tirupathi using Online booking portal of APSRTC; after fetching the available bus options, when I have opted a Amaravati bus, entered my pick up point and destination point, I…

India’s 70th Independence Day

Greetings to fellow citizens of India on the eve of 70th Independence Day! It’s highly inspiring to see celebrations have already started across the country and especially on social media! I still remember the enthusiasm we used to have during our childhood towards independence day. Celebration planning used to begin at least a week before. Our first job was to collect money from parents to bring material for decorating our school. Well, we used to collect 50 paisa or so from each parent and that money used be huge at that time (around 1988 etc.,), On 14th August, classes were…

Last couple of weeks…

On 28th July, 2016, Hema was admitted at Manipal Hospital; on 29th July, 2016 early hours surgery was performed by Dr. Gayathri Karthik and at 8:47 am, by the grace of almighty, blessings of our Guruji, we were blessed with a baby boy. It was yet another memorable moment for all of us; awesomeness got bigger by seeing excitment on our daughter’s face. She has welcomed her brother with a great smile, claps and in midst of a lot of fun. On 1st of August, we got discharged but in about a couple of days, we have noticed new born…