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Christmas greetings

Dear friends those who celebrate Christmas, wishing you a marry Christmas. This is a festival of love and known to be festival to share gifts. It’s great to see many colleagues at work are celebrating secret Santa and sharing gifts to one another. May you all be blessed and have a fabulous festival. This will lead to bid farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019.

Experience with AirAsia

Recently we travelled from Hyderabad to Bangalore with AirAsia and has mixed sense of experience. Check-in was smooth; when we have asked if flight is on schedule, then personnel has mentioned that flight is delayed by 20 minutes. We were given an escort to the gate. There was no announcement even after said 20 minutes; when we approached the counter, we were told that flight is delayed by another 40 minutes. There was no text or call to customers about the delay. When we have questioned, there was no appropriate response. One person said he would bring in his manager…

Open letter to Ministry of Railways, Government of India

Dear Minister and concerned personnel of Ministry of Railways, Government of India. Subject: Lack of timely information to passengers Recently I have made a reservation on Train Number 17643 to travel from Chennai to Tanuku. I have reached Tambaram Railway station almost one and half hour before. Checked on National Train Enquiry System (NTES) to find platform number and it’s not available. Called 139; there was no easiest way to reach customer service representative. As you are aware, India has diverse set of users and not all of them are familiar with Interactive Voice Recording (IVR) system and we do…

Nominations are open for NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Awards 2018

Are you a person with disability and have done incredible work in the area of accessibility and universal design? Are you a working professional working towards the cause of building an inclusive society? Are you an organization believes in universal design and working towards it? Are you someone developed a product or service that works for all? If yes, you surely deserve to get recognized. Do apply / nominate for NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Awards 2018. This is a platform that recognizes those who contribute towards universal design. accessibility etc., Here is a brief note from NCPEDP. In order to…

An appeal from Dr. Kiran for the benefit of universe

Appeal from Dr.Kiran ( +91 8019125547) //sumtrupthi.in To GROUP CHANT “Shree Ganapathi Atharva Seersha Maha Mantra By anyone with Sradha & Bhakti. At their OWN CONVENIENCE, daily, preferably before sunrise (06-30 a m), SITTING at a fixed place ( ASANA), facing EAST ( Sun God ), ONCE, TWICE or more. Starting from 11th May, 2018 Friday, ( Sree Vilambi nama samvatsara, Vaisaka maasa, Bahula Paksha, Ekadashi Tidhi ) till 27th July, 2018 Friday, ( Ashada maasa, GURU POURNIMA). The requisite SANKALPAM & SAMARPANA of the JAPA along with audio file & text file of the MANTRA will be sent to…

Congratulations to all those students who have graduated from 10th Class – here is an advice for you all!

What a relief for those students and parents waiting anxiously for results of 10th Class; results are out recently and celebrations are happening everywhere. Congratulations to all those who have passed. If you are someone reading this post and not passed, not to worry, you haven’t lost anything. I don’t say failure is pathway to success; analyze what went wrong, work on it and you will get through… 10th Class is considered as a milestone in tenure of education. This is the time where students probably make their first decision in life time. That is to decide what subjects to…

Open Challenge to all the airlines; specially those who discriminate

Inspite having regulation from Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India, air carriers display a non-discrimination statement on their websites, we still see discrimination happening on the ground. Very recently, a doctor by profession and a person with disability was asked for a “fit to fly certificate” by Jet Airways customer service. Here is an open challenge to all the airlines and specially those who choose to discriminate. Passengers are expected to fill in all their details during booking including some air carriers asks if passengers need assistance. In the same way, if an airline has a problem boarding…

Easy way of Re-verification of BSNL Mobile connection using Aadhar with just a phone call

As we are aware re-verification of mobile SIM subscription by linking Aadhar is mandatory and needs to be done by 31st March, 2018. Here is a easy method for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers. One has to just dial 14516 from BSNL mobile phone and follow the instructions. It will ask you to choose a preferred language, then prompt you to enter 12 digit Aadhar number. Upon verification of Aadhar number, user will receive a one time password on the mobile number linked with Aadhar which needs to be entered when prompted. In a few minutes or sometimes in…

Visually impaired, will travel!

This is a guest post by Divya and Ritu of BAT Travels The visually impaired also need a holiday. A holiday that treats them like equals. Disability tour or disability travel may not be the answer. Inclusive travel, most likely, may be. The lesser conversation we have about how different the disabled people are from able-bodied, the better it is. In fact, the conversation should be, how alike we all are, disabled or able-bodied. And therefore the need to go to a new destination, unwind in the new vibe, and come back learning a thing or two about an earlier…

Chandamama – wealth of stories are now online

In my childhood or actually during my young age and given a choice, even now, I love the story books like Chandamama, Balamitra, Balabharathi etc., Chandamama has started in 1947; it was a monthly magazine that comes with inspiring stories, comics, series of Vikramarka, Bethala stories. There used to be a section having puzzles, quiz etc., For a few years, due to whatever reason, Chandamama has disappeared from the market and I really felt missing. In fact, I wanted to subscribe to that magazine to read for our children. But now happy moments are back in a different way. They…