22 December 2010

Useful Resources for Working Online

Many of you know that I work as a freelancer and most of this work involves working online for different projects. Given here is a collection of some very useful resources that I have learnt from over the years. I have to tell you that the internet is a very fluid place and I don't know how long the sites will be available. So it would be in your interest to copy down whatever data that you find useful onto your own hard disk if you wish to study it at your own pace.

Yaro Starak is a professional blogger who teaches people to run successful online businesses in the blogging business model. He has recently compiled an amazing resource culled from his different new letters that he used to mail his followers once a week. Now you can access the entire lot in one place. Click here.

If you are looking for a job online it would be a good idea to set up a profile on a freelancer market place. These are the sites from which prospective employers pick up freelancers. Needless to say the better your profile and portfolio the more likely you are to be picked up to do a job. Here is a list of freelancer marketplaces that I have vetted. I have personally done assignments on the first five on the list and have hear of good ratings of the remaining five from friends in the field.

To get a good online portfolio going it is a good idea to set up displays of your work on different revenue sharing websites. You can use Google Adsense to earn on some of them and others will just send over your share through their own payment programs. Here is a list of sites that you would find useful. Click here for revenue sharing sites list.

09 September 2010

Look Ma, No Wheels

Peer pressure gets to them even younger. In our days it was the teenage years, some said it had come down to the tweenies (pre tens) but I’ll have you know its hit the five year olds. In the apparent first attack of peer pressure on Rehaan he wanted his cycle’s training wheels off. Gattu has a two wheel cycle, Tejas has a two wheel cycle, I want a two wheel cycle!
(With the training wheels it becomes a four wheel cycle)

So off we went both mother and son to the cycle shop to have the training wheels removed and the shiny new stand fitted. It was exciting indeed to get a two wheel cycle and further more the promise that if he learned to ride it he would get one of those Gems balls with the Ben Ten toys was more than he could handle.

He kept prancing around happily when the cycle repair shop man was working on removing the training wheels and fixing the stand. Fifteen minutes and forty bucks later Rehaan had a two wheel cycle, just as his little heart desired.

There was just one problem, suddenly he could not ride his cycle. The training wheels were missing and the balance was yet to manifest. So after a few shaky starts on the road he dragged the cycle along with him all the way home. The plan is to learn to balance on the new two wheel cycle today with Ma.

14 July 2010

The Best Advice I Ever Received

When I was leaving home for higher studies, my father stood with me on the train station and told me, "Remember you are no less than anyone around you!"

It was a simple statement really, but it helped boost my morale and motivation in many a tight spot after that!

30 January 2010

Toll Free Numbers in India

Toll Free Numbers in India , Please forward it to all you know in India .

Airlines
Indian Airlines -
1800 180 1407

Jet Airways -
1800 22 5522
Spice Jet -
1800 180 3333
Air India --
1800 22 7722
Kingfisher -
1800 180 0101
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Banks

ABN AMRO -
1800 11 2224
Canara Bank -
1800 44 6000
Citibank -
1800 44 2265
Corporation Bank -
1800 443 555
Development Credit Bank -
1800 22 5769
HDFC Bank -
1800 227 227
ICICI Bank -
1800 333 499
ICICI Bank NRI -
1800 22 4848
IDBI Bank -
1800 11 6999
Indian Bank -
1800 425 1400
ING Vysya -
1800 44 9900
Kotak Mahindra Bank
- 1800 22 6022
Lord Krishna Bank -
1800 11 2300
Punjab National Bank -
1800 122 222
State Bank of India -
1800 44 1955
Syndicate Bank -
1800 44 6655
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Automobiles

Mahindra Scorpio -
1800 22 6006
Maruti -
1800 111 515
Tata Motors -
1800 22 5552
Windshield Experts -
1800 11 3636
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Computers/IT

Adrenalin -
1800 444 445
AMD -
1800 425 6664
Apple Computers -
1800 444 683
Canon -
1800 333 366
Cisco Systems -
1800 221 777
Compaq - HP -
1800 444 999
Data One Broadband -
1800 424 1800
Dell -
1800 444 026
Epson -
1800 44 0011
eSys -
3970 0011
Genesis Tally Academy -
1800 444 888
HCL -
1800 180 8080
IBM -
1800 443 333
Lexmark -
1800 22 4477
Marshal's Point -
1800 33 4488
Microsoft -
1800 111 100
Microsoft Virus Update -
1901 333 334
Seagate -
1800 180 1104
Symantec -
1800 44 5533
TVS Electronics -
1800 444 566
WeP Peripherals -
1800 44 6446
Wipro -
1800 333 312
Xerox -
1800 180 1225
Zenith -
1800 222 004
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Indian Railway Enquiries

Indian Railway
General Enquiry 131
Indian Railway
Central Enquiry 131
Indian Railway
Reservation 131
Indian Railway
Railway Reservation Enquiry 1345,1335,1330
Indian Railway
Centralised Railway Enquiry 1330/1/2/3/4/ 5/6/7/8/9
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Couriers/Packers & Movers

ABT Courier -
1800 44 8585
AFL Wizz -
1800 22 9696
Agarwal Packers & Movers -
1800 11 4321
Associated Packers P Ltd -
1800 21 4560
DHL -
1800 111 345
FedEx -
1800 22 6161
Goel Packers & Movers -
1800 11 3456
UPS -
1800 22 7171
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Home Appliances

Aiwa/Sony -
1800 11 1188
Anchor Switches -
1800 22 7979
Blue Star -
1800 22 2200
Bose Audio -
1800 11 2673
Bru Coffee Vending Machines -
1800 44 7171
Daikin Air Conditioners -
1800 444 222
DishTV -
1800 12 3474
Faber Chimneys -
1800 21 4595
Godrej -
1800 22 5511
Grundfos Pumps -
1800 33 4555
LG -
1901 180 9999
Philips -
1800 22 4422
Samsung -
1800 113 444
Sanyo -
1800 11 0101
Voltas -
1800 33 4546
WorldSpace Satellite Radio -
1800 44 5432
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Investments/ Finance

CAMS -
1800 44 2267
Chola Mutual Fund
- 1800 22 2300
Easy IPO's -
3030 5757
Fidelity Investments -
1800 180 8000
Franklin Templeton Fund -
1800 425 4255
J M Morgan Stanley -
1800 22 0004
Kotak Mutual Fund -
1800 222 626
LIC Housing Finance -
1800 44 0005
SBI Mutual Fund -
1800 22 3040
Sharekhan -
1800 22 7500
Tata Mutual Fund -
1800 22 0101
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Travel

Club Mahindra Holidays -
1800 33 4539
Cox & Kings -
1800 22 1235
God TV Tours -
1800 442 777
Kerala Tourism -
1800 444 747
Kumarakom Lake Resort -
1800 44 5030
Raj Travels & Tours -
1800 22 9900
Sita Tours -
1800 111 911
SOTC Tours -
1800 22 3344
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Healthcare

Best on Health -
1800 11 8899
Dr Batras -
1800 11 6767
GlaxoSmithKline -
1800 22 8797
Johnson & Johnson -
1800 22 8111
Kaya Skin Clinic -
1800 22 5292
LifeCell -
1800 44 5323
Manmar Technologies -
1800 33 4420
Pfizer -
1800 442 442
Roche Accu-Chek -
1800 11 45 46
Rudraksha -
1800 21 4708
Varilux Lenses -
1800 44 8383
VLCC -
1800 33 1262
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Insurance

AMP Sanmar -
1800 44 2200
Aviva -
1800 33 2244
Bajaj Allianz -
1800 22 5858
Chola MS General Insurance -
1800 44 5544
HDFC Standard Life -
1800 227 227
LIC -
1800 33 4433
Max New York Life -
1800 33 5577
Royal Sundaram -
1800 33 8899
SBI Life Insurance -
1800 22 9090
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Hotel Reservations

GRT Grand -
1800 44 5500
InterContinental Hotels Group -
1800 111 000
Marriott -
1800 22 0044
Sarovar Park Plaza -
1800 111 222
Taj Holidays -
1800 111 825
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Teleshopping

Asian Sky Shop -
1800 22 1800
Jaipan Teleshoppe -
1800 11 5225
Tele Brands
- 1800 11 8000
VMI Teleshopping -
1800 447 777
WWS Teleshopping -
1800 220 777
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Others

Domino's Pizza -
1800 111 123
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Cell Phones

BenQ -
1800 22 08 08
Bird CellPhones -
1800 11 7700
Motorola MotoAssist -
1800 11 1211
Nokia -
3030 3838
Sony Ericsson -
3901 1111

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28 January 2010

Affirmations for your day

I will like myself better each day.
I will lose weight each day.
I will control my temper today.
I will give others responsibility for their lives today.
I will grow emotionally stronger each day.
I will smile more at people today.
I will praise my children today.
I will feel good things about me today.
I will sleep easily tonight.
I will feel less guilt each day.
I will face my fears courageously today.
I will take on only what I can handle today.
I will take care of me today.
I will challenge myself to change today.
I will manage my time better today.
I will handle my finances wisely today.
I will take a risk to grow today.