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You can check your EPF account transactions like a Passbook in the below link.

http://members.epfoservices.in/index.php

There is no need to create and remember any user id/password. You have to use your mobile number and any of your identification proof number such as PAN, AADHAR, NPR (National Population Register), Bank Account, Voter ID, Passport, Ration Card or Driving License to register and thereafter to login.

If you don’t see your Passbook first time, request for the same and it will take 3 working days to get populated.

PS:
1. This is all I know as of today, even I haven’t seen my PF transactions till now, but yes, I have raised a request to generate the same. Will update here once I have anything more to share.
2. Hope you know that while entering the PF account number, we need to leave the Extension field blank.
e.g.: If my PF number is “KN/BN/11111/2222”;
Establishment code – 11111
Extension –
Account Number – 2222

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The Power of Concentration
Sharpening the needle of concentration requires practice, as everything else in life. Do you go to the gym? If you do, how many times during the week and for how long? Do you study a foreign language? If you do, how much time do you devote to it? Developing concentration is not different; training is required. Even ten minutes a day of concentration exercises will do you good.

The mind does not like discipline and will resist your efforts to discipline it. It loves its freedom more than anything else, and will try to stand in your way to master it, in any way it can. It will cause you to forget to do the exercises, tempt you to postpone performing them or make you feel too lazy. It will find many tricks to stop and disturb you, but you can and must be stronger.

Advice for Practicing
Find a place where you can be alone and undisturbed. You can sit crossed legged on the floor if you can, or on a chair. Sit with your spine erect. Take a few calm deep breaths and then relax your body. Direct the attention to your body, and relax each muscle and part of it.

Sit down to practice for about 10 minutes, and after a few weeks of training, lengthen the time to 15 minutes.

Start with the first exercise, practicing it daily, until you are able to do it without any distractions or forgetfulness, and without thinking about anything else, for at least three minutes. Every time you get distracted, start again, until the 10 or 15 minutes pass away. You have to be honest with yourself, and proceed to the next one, only after you are convinced that you have practiced it correctly and with full concentration.

It does not matter if your concentration is weak now, it can be developed and strengthened like any other ability, through training and investing the necessary time, energy and earnestness.

Concentration exercises
Exercise 1
Take a book and count the words in any one paragraph. Count them again to be sure that you have counted them correctly. Start with one paragraph and when it becomes easier, count the words in a whole page. Perform the counting mentally and only with your eyes, without pointing you finger at each word.

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Water Day 2012

Posted: March 22, 2012 in Save PLANET!, Tips
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After getting to know that today is Water Day, I thought of sharing some tips on Saving Water. And I found a very good pictorial information to do this from http://energyprosandcons.org/make-the-switch-to-green-living site which I have shared here.
On this Water Day, lets pledge to Save Water to Save Life!

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Don’t have access to internet all the time, still dependent on Google search? Don’t worry guys, jus chill..

Here is a way to get Google search results thru mails.. Give it a try..

Just send an e-mail to google@capeclear.com and put the query string in the Subject line.
You will receive the search results as reply to your mail.

Hmmm, now you might be thinking that Google always gives links to other sites and how to get that information, rite? See, I can read your mind.. 😉

Anyways, here is a way to get the contents of an URL. Send another email to web@pagegetter.com and subject should contain the URL whose content has to be fetched..

Kool no.. 8)

Lesson

All of us make little health mistakes that cause damage to our bodies in the long run – simply because we are unaware we are doing something wrong. Here are some of the most common mistakes made by many of us.

Crossing our legs
Do you cross your legs at your knees when sitting? Although we may believe that this is the lady-like elegant way to sit, sitting this way cuts down circulation to your legs. If you don”t want varicose veins to mar the beauty of your legs and compromise your health, uncross your legs every time you realise you have one knee on top of the other. The best way to sit is to simply place both legs together on the floor, balancing your weight equally. If you feel like changing position, instead of crossing your legs, simply move both legs together to one side. As an alternative, you could also consider crossing your legs loosely at the ankles. This is a classically elegant way to sit, and is far better for your legs and your health than sitting with your legs crossed at your knees.

Not changing our toothbrush
How often do you change your toothbrush? Most of us wait until most of the bristles have either fallen off, or are in such bad shape that we’d be embarrassed to pull out our brush in public. However, since not many of us need to pull out our brush in public, we carry on with our frayed one until we lose it. Replace your toothbrush often. Damaged bristles can harm the enamel, and don’t massage your gums well. If you find brushing your teeth a pain, but know you must do it, you might as well be doing it right. Imagine going through the annoyance of brushing your teeth twice a day only to find out that you’re damaging your enamel every time you clean your teeth. Also, use a brush with soft bristles unless your dentist has advised otherwise.

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Be Selfish!

Posted: January 16, 2008 in Thoughts, Tips
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A good forward, thought of sharing here.

Gautam Buddha is passing near a village which consists of high caste brahmins only. They are very much against Gautam Buddha, they have all gathered outside the village to condemn him, to abuse him. He stands there listening to their abuse, their allegations, their lies. Even Ananda — who has been with him all these years — feels angry. Because they were born into a royal family: they were warriors, their whole training was to fight. But because Gautam Buddha is present, he controls himself; otherwise he would have killed one or two people then and there.

Gautam Buddha said to them, “You see that the sun is going to set soon, and we have to reach the other village before the sun sets. If you have not finished all that you wanted to say to me, I will make a point that when I return I set aside enough time to listen to you again. And in two days, I will be returning along the same route — so it will be very kind of you if you can wait just two days.”

One man from the crowd said, “You don’t seem to be disturbed at all. And we are not just saying things to you — we are abusing you, insulting you.”

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Friends, to protect the planet we all need to act together, today. So take a moment to page through the Little Green e-Book, 50 tips on how to make your life greener and help tackle climate change.Click here for the Little Green e-Book: http://www.morganstanley.com/about/community/littlegreenebook/

After you open the link, click or drag the corners of the book to flip the pages.

Forgot to mention subject while writing an official mail and feel bad later ???

Yes, it’s a concern for all. A mail without a subject brings a bad impression on us.

To avoid this, just follow the simple steps mentioned below and see the result. 🙂

1. Open your Outlook

2. Press Alt+F11. This opens the Visual Basic editor and then Press Ctrl+R which in turn opens a Project-Project 1 (left side)

3. On the Left Pane, one can see “Microsoft Outlook Objects” or “Project1”, expand this. Now one can see the “ThisOutLookSession”.

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20 tips for more efficient Googling

Posted: November 29, 2007 in Tips

For millions of people, Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine. But instead of just typing in a phrase and wading through page after page of results, there are a number of ways to make your searches more efficient.

Some of these are obvious ones, that you probably know about. But others are lesser-known, and others are known but not often used. Use this guide to learn more about, or be reminded of, some of the best ways to get exactly what you’re looking for, and quickly. If you have some more tips on the same, please take some time to share here by dropping a comment.

1. Either/or.
Google normally searches for pages that contain all the words you type in the search box, but if you want pages that have one term or another (or both), use the OR operator — or use the “|” symbol (pipe symbol) to save you a keystroke. [dumb | little | man]

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