Passport walk-in for kids at Sai Arcade Bangalore

September 19th, 2013

Hi all,

Yesterday, Sep 18th I had walked-in for passports for my two children one aged 6 yrs and the other one aged 2.8 yrs. I got the passport without any prior appointment and hassle. Here is what I did.

1. Fill the online forms in and then submit the application form of your kid. This will generate the ARN number and proceed towards printing the receipt

2. Children under 4 years, the parents need to bring the passport size photos. Only above 4yrs they will get the photo clicked at the passport office.

3. If you have applied for any name change of your kid (I did for my elder one – change in the last name), just follow the document advisor link in the website and get them ready like Annexure H, Affidavit from notary for the name change, etc. For name change, please note that you MUST have the newspaper publication one in English and another one in Local paper. The entire news paper page is needed to be taken as part of your documentation. Do not just cut the ad alone.

4. You walk in at 8:45 am the next morning with the above details and you will go to a counter where they will check if you have all the documents. After that they will give you all your documents in a brown cover along with a token number and you will be asked to go inside. There are three counters A, B and C.

Counter A will ensure all your kids’ details are uploaded to the system and you pay the passport fee here. They will file all your artifacts and then it will go to counter B and here is where the do the paper verification – like address, signature verification, etc. Once this is through the C counter is where you will be granted the passport.

Since it is all token based system, it is very straight forward. DO NOT GO THROUGH ANY AGENT. You will save lot of money and this entire process is very seamless. After counter C, you will be asked to move to the exit gate where they will have you fill a feedback form and provide you with acknowledgment.

 Two important things to note

1. Effective Sep 20th 2013, kids below 3 years of age and Sr. citizens above 60 years of age can avail a passport without appointment

2. Only Tatkal can be applied

For normal ones, just apply online for an appointment and ensure proper documents are ready and you will be through.

Good luck!

Laya Designs

May 21st, 2013

Dear all, Laya Designs has reached a new milestone recently. It has been launched through website as well. Thanks to all of you for making this happen. We would need your continued support. We also have nearly 250 likes in our facebook page. This cannot happen without your wishes and support. We profoundly thank you once again.

Welcome to the Timeless zone!

January 3rd, 2013

Got this forwarded by my colleague.. Good read..

Welcome To The Timeless Zone


         Miracles need to be an everyday reality. What if i could manifest money now, have a great relationship now, or lose weight now? We don’t want to wait forever. Waiting is a waste of time. 
Quantum physics says that reality is subjected to the observer. The observer is ‘You’. The observer is creating poverty or prospe-rity; creating the kind of relationships you have and the state of your health. Blame it all on the brain. These are due to anatomical abnormalities within the brain. The reason why we are struggling is because the neocortex, the large chunk of the brain consisting of frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes, is negative. It creates slow time, logic and scepticism. 

Sage Patanjali in his very first aphorism describes yoga as ‘Chitta vritti nirodhah’ – stop the negative brain. These are not simply words; they have the energy to stop the neocortex, as they come from the highest state of consciousness. In the very next aphorism, Patanjali explains why to stop the neocortex – to know ‘svarupam’, who you really are.  When you stop the neocortex, you will go to the midbrain where there is God-consciousness, through which you could achieve omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence. Tamil saint Swami Ramalinga Adigal converted his body into light. He experienced the vast grace light that gave him a learning-free acquisition of knowledge. This happened through the midbrain. He said, ‘‘You don’t have to do anything. Just don’t lose your awareness of the midbrain.’’ 

The midbrain is the answer because it’s the miracle brain; so move energy to the midbrain. But, what about the neocortex, without which we cannot live? The neocortex has to be informed to work in cooperation with the midbrain in order to keep its negativity under control; it has to be educated that miracles are possible. 

    What is a miracle? It is acquiring anything without the passage of time – the ‘Now’. What parts of the brain and what neurotransmitters are associated with experiencing timelessness? Philosophy is not going to work. You, the observer, have to know how to create from the third eye that our ancient sages were aware of. Scientists have identified it as the tiny pineal gland and it looks exactly like a human eye. It has cornea, retina, rods and cones, and is located within the midbrain. The midbrain can help you travel to a different time dimension. 

Newton said time is absolute. Einstein proved that time is relative, and is related to speed. If you vibrate at a low speed, time will be prolonged. If you can vibrate with the speed of light, time will stop. What happens if you vibrate at the speed of light? The body will turn into light. Newton believed in it. He said, “The changing of bodies into light, and light into bodies, is very conformable to the course of Nature, which seems delighted with transmutations.” When time stops, you can have access to everything; when time stops, your mind stops.

J Krishnamurti said to physicist David Bohm, “Ending time means stopping thought.’’ Time and mind are one and the same. In the timeless zone, the midbrain, you can create prosperity, health, love, creativity and activate God-consciousness. At that level, thought and the object are the same. You can think and manifest. 

If you need miracles, work from midbrain, not the neocortex. Everything should be possible for everyone. Then we can create the Golden Age. 
Live talk webcast, December 22, on Activating the Midbrain, log on to 

Laya Designs

November 23rd, 2012

Dear all,
Launched Laya Designs during Diwali 2012. These are my own creations. Hand made ethnic yet contemporary looking Terracotta Jewellery. They are available for sale!

Laya Designs is all about giving you great pieces of Terracottal Jewelry that is made of clay. We want to GO GREEN definitely through this way as well.

Do visit website. If you like my designs do LIKE my page and Subscribe. Thanks & Cheers!

Simply cute

November 23rd, 2012

The boss returned from lunch in a good mood and called the whole staff in to listen to a couple of jokes he had picked up.

Everybody, but one girl laughed uproariously.

“What’s the matter?” grumbled the boss. “Haven’t you got a sense of humor?”

“I don’t have to laugh,” she replied. “I’m resigning this Friday”

Laya Designs

November 16th, 2012

Dear friends, I launched Laya Designs during Diwali 2012 and under this name I create and sell Terracotta jewelry. Do check out my facebook page and provide your feedback. If you like my work then do like my page. I am happy to let you know that many of my pieces are sold out.

“Paraprosdokians” – Enjoy!!

November 6th, 2012

Got this from one of my friends… interesting read…

Your argument is sound, just sound, lots of sound.

Age is mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

You’re not yourself today, it’s nice.

I sleep eight hours a day. And at least ten at night.

I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

If the enemy is in range remember so are you.

If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.

If you see a man running from a tiger run faster than he does, you can’t outrun the tiger and you really don’t have to.

I don’t know why they told me I’m innumerate, it doesn’t add up.

I live in my own little world, they know me here.

I don’t do drugs anymore, I get the same effect just standing up these days.

I don’t approve of political jokes. I’ve seen too many of them get elected.

Of course men can multitask, we read in the bathroom.

To keep fit my grandmother walks five miles a day, she’s 97 now and we have no idea where she is.

Laughter is the best medicine, if you don’t have insurance.

I can’t thank you enough, you’re never bloody happy are you?

I used to be conceited, but now I’m perfect.

Nothing is possible, I’ve been doing it for years.

I always take life with a grain of salt… plus a slice of lemon… and a shot of tequila.

Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

There’s a bunch of different crunches that affect the abs … my favorite is Nestle’s.

Hospitality: making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.

I try to watch what I eat and yet my eyes just aren’t quick enough.

I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others, whenever they go.

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Humanity has achieved, abiding love, peace, progress, truth, beauty, glory, enlightenment and tolerance, on paper.

They had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, their powers of speach.

If you’re telekinetic raise my hand.

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.

Pet spiders are cheaper to buy off the web.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

A broken pencil is pointless.

Newton stayed up all night puzzling the movement of the sun then it dawned on him.

Where there’s a will there are relatives.

The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted pay checks.

A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.

Strong emotions are stupid and should be hated.

A banker will always lend you an umbrella on a sunny day.

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of the train.

Never leave till tomorrow what you can immediately forget.

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.

The crows seemed to be calling his name,’ thought Caw.

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.

Ancient Chinese Torture

October 6th, 2012

A young man was lost wandering in a forest, when he came upon a small house. He knocked on the door and was greeted by a very old Chinese man with a long, gray beard.

“I’m lost,” said the man. “Can you put me up for the night?”

“Certainly,” the Chinese man said, “but on one condition. If you so much as lay a finger on my daughter, I will inflict upon you the three worst Chinese tortures known to man.”

“Ok,” said the man, thinking that the daughter must be pretty old given her father’s age, and entered the house.

Before dinner, the daughter came down the stairs. She was young, beautiful, and had a fantastic figure. She was obviously attracted to the young man since she couldn’t keep her eyes off him during the meal.

Remembering the old man’s warning, he ignored her and went up to bed alone. But during he night, he could bear it no longer, and sneaked into her room for a night of passion. He was careful to keep everything quiet so the old man wouldn’t hear. Near dawn he crept back to his room, exhausted, but happy.

He woke to feel a pressure on his chest. Opening his eyes he saw a large rock on his chest with a note on it that read,

“Chinese Torture 1: Large rock on chest.”

“Well, that’s pretty pathetic,” he thought. “If that’s the best the old
man can do then I don’t have much to worry about.” He picked the large rock, walked over to the window and threw it out.

As he did so he noticed another note on it that read:

“Chinese Torture 2: Rock tied to left testicle.”

In a panic he glanced down and saw the rope was already getting
close to the end. Figuring that a few broken bones was better than
castration, he jumped out of the window after the boulder.

As he plummeted downward he saw a large sign on the ground that read,

“Chinese Torture 3:
Right testicle tied to bedpost.”

10 Self Improvement Activities

October 6th, 2012

These self improvement activities will help you become more productive, get into the positive state of mind and achieve better quality of life.

In this article you will also find out how to use your energy effectively, what is the quickest way to achieve personal growth and how to excel in every activity.

1st Self Improvement Activity: Use your energy on important things

If you want to succeed in life, you should not waste your energy on activities that do not bring any benefits.

Such useless activities include surfing the Internet without any purpose, watching TV, worrying and wasting money.

When you are involved in such activities, you have no or little energy left for activities that can create a better future. It is worth prioritising and accomplishing important tasks first, and then if you still have enough energy, you may decide to do the unimportant.

2nd Self Improvement Activity: Focus on one task at a time

If you want to get perfect results, you should only concentrate on one activity. This way all your energy will go into it and you will accomplish it perfectly.

If you waste your energy on several things at the same time, you will get average results because you will divide your energy between the activities.

3rd Self Improvement Activity: Control your thinking

To avoid chaos in your mind resulting in chaos in the outside world, you should try to observe your thoughts. Once you start doing that, you will notice how many negative thoughts you get daily.

By observing negative thinking you will be able to emotionally disengage from it. As a result, negative thinking will affect you less and you will notice that your days are getting more peaceful and positive.

4th Self Improvement Activity: Get organised

When you live in an organised manner, you do not suffer from stress and your life is peaceful and balanced.

To start living this way, you should start planning your day in advance. This will eliminate any stress caused by being late to a meeting or forgetting to complete some task.

You should also live in tidiness because by keeping your home clean you also keep your mental state clear and peaceful. Such mental state will benefit you in many ways, including improved memory and less negativity.

5th Self Improvement Activity: Live in the present

Although this self improvement activity may seem strange to you, it is a very important activity that many ignore. The majority of people do not live in the present. They either dwell on their past or daydream about the future. They seem to forget the most important time of all – the present.

You should enjoy every present moment because your current state of mind always manifests in the outside world, creating your future accordingly.

Therefore if your main mood is very positive, you will experience only happy days. However, if you dwell on negative thoughts, you are sure to encounter many obstacles and misfortunes in the present and days to come.

6th Self Improvement Activity: Complete each task in a perfect manner

Whenever you are working on some project, try to accomplish it in the best way possible. Always ask yourself ‘Is this project turned out as perfect as it could possibly be?’ If the answer is no, try to correct or add something to it until there is nothing that you can improve.

This way you will make sure that each single task you accomplish is done in an excellent manner. By doing this you will create successful future because you cannot possibly fail if you only get perfect results.

Also, when you entirely focus on one task excluding everything else, you will notice that you start enjoying the task. If you concentrate on the task but still do not enjoy it, that means that you probably see the task as a means to an end rather than the process.

You should start focusing on the process itself to find enjoyment in the task. Such enjoyment will fuel motivation and you will accomplish everything quicker and better.

If you enjoy your work, you will put only positive energy into it. As a result, your completed tasks will bring you success.

7th Self Improvement Activity: Challenge yourself

Nothing develops you more than challenges. Challenges force you to shift your comfort zone, experience new situations and make you grow. Without challenges life would be very boring and depressing.

Challenges are necessary for every human being who is seeking quality life. Only through trial and error you realise who you really are, which activities you like and what preferences you have.

You can easily measure the success of a person by the amount of challenges s/he had.

8th Self Improvement Activity: Read personal development books

There is nothing more important than searching information about self improvement. Without reading any self improvement books or articles you cannot improve yourself.

9th Self Improvement Activity: Socialize only with positive people

Positive people can inspire, empower and make you happy. It is so much worth to be at least once in a while with positive people rather than constantly spend time with negative friends or relatives.

If you spend your days with, for example, lazy people, you may notice that you are becoming lazy.

If all your friends’ main qualities are negative, try to avoid all of them. This way you will not be affected in a negative way and after some time will start attracting positive people.

10th Self Improvement Activity: Exercise

Daily exercise develops determination, focus and patience. It improves your health and strengthens your body. It makes you more active, positive and invincible.

People who exercise every day are always perceived as strong-willed and disciplined.


These personal improvement activities are sure to put you on the track to success. I hope that you will apply the steps in this article and, as a result, will greatly improve the quality of your life

Industrial supplies

October 5th, 2012

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