Monday, 29 June 2015


Description of The Secret of Falcon Heights (English) (Paperback) by Ranjit Lal

Sandeep, Manish and their little sister, Chubs, arrive at their aunt's place in Paharpur, a sleepy, remote and internet-less hill station. Besides looking after their sister, who tends to wander off on her own, the boys have nothing to look forward to during the holidays. They soon discover that the family next door is completely shunned by all the townsfolk. To add to their curiosity, they spot a mysterious and beautiful girl who lives there and flies a falcon every morning. With the help of their new friend, Parul, the boys are hell-bent on unraveling the mystery associated with Falcon Heights. Will they be able to find the truth and uncover the secrets behind this mysterious girl?

About Ranjit Lal

Ranjit Lal is an Indian author of both fiction and non-fiction novels. He has authored several books including The Caterpillar Who Went on a Diet and Other Stories, When Banshee Kissed Bimbo and Other Bird Stories, The Battle for No. 19 and Faces in the Water.

Specifications of The Secret of Falcon Heights (English) (Paperback) by Ranjit Lal

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

ISBN-10

014333333X

Imprint

Penguin

Number of Pages

224 Pages

Publication Year

2014

Language

English

ISBN-13

9780143333333

Binding

Paperback


CLICK HERE to buy The Secret of Falcon Heights (English) (Paperback) by Ranjit Lal with special discounts and Options with Cash On Delivery,30 Day Replacement Guarantee.


Chennai Metro Rail Train Schedule and Ticket Fare

After the long wait, the Chennai Metro Rail has been opened to public on June 29, 2015. Chennai Metro Train is operated and maintained by Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). The complete Chennai metro rail timings and fare details has been released. Find out below for Chennai metro train timings/schedule. Use this and plan your journey accordingly.

Chennai Metro train Timings/Schedule

There are total of 7 Metro stations between Koyambedu and Alandur. Train will stop at each stations for 30 seconds. Passengers can board at any of these stations in the course of the metro track. All the stations in the Chennai Metro route is listed below.

Chennai Metro Rail Station List:

  • Koyambedu
  • CMBT
  • Arumbakkam
  • Vadapalani
  • Ashok Nagar
  • Ekkattuthangal
  • Alandur / St.Thomas Mount

 

 

Chennai Metro Time Table / Train Schedule

Timings: 6 AM – Mid Night

No. of trains: 9

Stop time at stations: 30 seconds

Total Distance (in Kms): 10 Kms

Travel Time: 17 mins

Capacity: 1,276 (176 sitting and 1,100 standing)

The Chennai city metro will run starting from early morning (6 AM) till midnight. The train will stop at every stations for 30 seconds. The train has the capacity of 1276 persons including standing capacity. It will take approximately 17 minutes to reach St.Thomas mt station (Kathipara). Metro railway will be operated on all days – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Reservations will be present in this local train. The official website of CMRL is chennaimetrorail.gov.in

Chennai Metro rail Fare

Minimum fare: Rs.10

Maximum fare: Rs.30 – 40

Initially it was said that the free Chennai metro rail ticket will be there. The free travel was discussed as it will increase the use of the new Metro rail. The Chennai metro train ticket charge / fee will range between 10 rupees and 40 rupees.

Chennai Metro rail route map

Find out below for Chennai Metro train route map. Look at the map briefly so that you can understand the metro train stations order. It may help to you plan your journey.

Share this to your friends and Enjoy the Metro train service at Chennai now.

Thursday, 25 June 2015


Description of One Mind, Many Thoughts : Notes from a Common Mans Diary (English)(Paperback) by Pravesh Jain

The author speaks from a commoner's perspective, telling readers how he feels about the decay of society through progress and greed of certain individuals. He reveals that our country has become a banana democracy, which he explains is a democracy of people with money. He proposes methods to save it, helping citizens progress alongside the country and furthering its complete goals. He also asks readers to think about their lives and the meaning of them, helping them understand the joys and sorrows of life.

As a debut book the writer has done a great job in showing the real picture of our India. There are lot many things about our country that we do not know has been pictured in the book. The writer's main focus is on showing the social, economic and political condition of India. A must read book for all Indians. This book portrays the actual condition of India and it forces you to think as how are we (the common man) affected by different situations and how we can change ourselves to fix it.

About Pravesh Jain

Pravesh Jain is an Indian writer and philantropist raised in Delhi. He manages Paras Foundation, and manages an old age home, a school for orphans and an institution for the visually impaired. He writes frequently for The Pioneer and The Asian Age. He has written two fiction books as well.

Specifications of One Mind, Many Thoughts : Notes from a Common Mans Diary (English)(Paperback) by Pravesh Jain

Publisher

Rupa Publications India

ISBN-10

8129124653

Book Type

Non Fiction Book

Number of Pages

192 Pages

Publication Year

2014 May

Language

English

ISBN-13

9788129124654

Territorial Rights

World

Binding

Paperback


CLICK HERE to buy One Mind, Many Thoughts : Notes from a Common Mans Diary (English)(Paperback) by Pravesh Jain with special discounts and Options with Cash On Delivery,30 Day Replacement Guarantee.


Description of AFCAT for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch with Solved Papers (English) 1st Edition(Paperback) by Arihant Experts

For recruiting Indian men candidates as commissioned officers in flying, technical and ground duty branches, the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT). This book has been designed for the candidates preparing for AFCAT conducted by Indian Air Force.

The present study package has been designed to help aspirants preparing for AFCAT 2015. The book has been divided into four sections namely General awareness, Verbal ability in English, Numerical ability and Reasoning & Military aptitude test, each divided into number of sub chapters. The General Awareness section covers History of India, Geography, Indian polity, Indian economy, Basic science and Miscellaneous facts, Figures, etc whereas the Verbal ability in English section covers Comprehension, Common errors, Sentence completion, Sentence improvement, Sequence of sentence, Prepositions, Synonyms & Antonyms, One word substitution and Idioms & Phrases. The Numerical ability section covers Number system, Decimal function & Simplification, HCF & LCM, Square & Square root, Cube and Cube root, Indices & Surds, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interests, Time & Distance, Statistics, Mensuration, Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry. The reasoning and military aptitude section covers verbal as non-verbal skills covering spatial reasoning and logical reasoning. Each chapter in the book contains ample number of solved questions which have been designed on the lines of questions asked in previous year's AFCAT admission test. Solved papers will have in effective comprehension of the concepts covered under the syllabi of the common admission test. Also at the end of each chapter unsolved practice exercises have been provided to help candidates practice as well as self analyze their level of preparation for the upcoming examination. The book also contains AFCAT 2014 (I & II) solved paper which will help the aspirants get an exact idea of the types of questions asked in the examination.

As the book has been designed strictly according to the examination pattern and contains ample number of solved as well as practice questions, it for sure will act as the perfect and rapid resource for preparation for upcoming AFCAT 2015 test.

 

Table of contents

Solved Paper II 2014
Solved Paper I 2014Section A: General Awareness
Section B: Verbal Ability in English
Section C: Numerical Ability
Section D: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
Verbal Skills
Non - Verbal Skills

Specifications of AFCAT for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch with Solved Papers (English) 1st Edition(Paperback) by Arihant Experts

Publisher

Arihant

Exam

AFCAT

ISBN-10

9351768856

Edition

1st Edition

Book Type

Entrance Exam Book

Number of Pages

480 Pages

Publication Year

2014 December

Language

English

ISBN-13

9789351768852

Binding

Paperback


CLICK HERE to buy AFCAT for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch with Solved Papers (English) 1st Edition(Paperback) by Arihant Experts with special discounts and Options with Cash On Delivery,30 Day Replacement Guarantee.


Description of A Textbook Of Fluid Mechanics And Hydraulic Machines (English) 9th Edition(Paperback) by  R. K. Bansal

This book contains all the lucid, simplest theory related to fluid mechanics & machines, also it contains problems with solutions which can be understand by any average students. all the concepts are cleared with very good explanation. if you are from mechanical background or you studied any courses related to mechanical  than you must have this book. If you don't  have this book just now purchase it.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Properties of Fluids
Chapter 2. Pressure and Its Measurement
Chapter 3. Hydrostatic Forces on Surfaces
Chapter 4. Buoyancy and Floatation
Chapter 5. Kinematics of Flow and Ideal Flow
Chapter 6. Dynamics of Fluid Flow
Chapter 7. Orifices and Mouthpieces
Chapter 8. Notches and Weirs
Chapter 9. Viscous Flow
Chapter 10. Turbulent Flow
Chapter 11. Flow Through Pipes
Chapter 12. Dimensional and Model Analysis
Chapter 13. Boundary Layer Flow
Chapter 14. Forces on Sub-merged Bodies
Chapter 15. Compressible Flow
Chapter 16. Flow in Open Channels
Chapter 17. Impact of Jets and Jet Propulsion
Chapter 18. Hydraulic Machines - Turbines
Chapter 19. Centrifugal Pumps
Chapter 20. Reciprocating Pumps
Chapter 21. Fluid System

Objective Type Questions
Appendix
Subject Index

Specifications of A Textbook Of Fluid Mechanics And Hydraulic Machines (English) 9th Edition(Paperback) by  R. K. Bansal

Publisher

Laxmi Publications (P) Ltd.

Edition Type

Revised

ISBN-10

8131808157

Edition

9th Edition

Number of Pages

1102 Pages

Publication Year

2011

Language

English

ISBN-13

9788131808153

Binding

Paperback


CLICK HERE to order this book  "A Textbook Of Fluid Mechanics And Hydraulic Machines (English) 9th Edition(Paperback) by  R. K. Bansal" with special discounts and Options with Cash On Delivery,30 Day Replacement Guarantee and Free Home Delivery.



Description of A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces : Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present (English)(Hardcover) by David Davidar

A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces, edited by David Davidar, brings you extraordinary short stories from the 19th century to the present. The anthology of 39 short stories covers a wide variety of genres, including romance, horror, crime, humour, fantasy, and folklore.

Summary of the Book

Starting with a horror story by Rabindranath Tagore and ending with a fable by Kanishk Tharoor, the literary masterpieces in this book depict the exceptional range and diversity of our storytelling tradition. The first identifiably modern Indian short stories were written in Bengal in the later part of the nineteenth century and writers from other regions also followed this path, opening up new possibilities for more forms of literature, often using them to fight against colonial harassment and the numerous ills affecting rural and urban India. In this title, you will find stories of classical realism, few rooted in folklore and a few more in myth, tales of fantasy, humour, horror, crime and romance, stories set in villages, small towns, cities and even the moon. They will endearingly compel you to see the world in a whole new light.

About David Davidar

David Davidar is a publisher, writer, editor and anthologist. He has read and studies Indian fiction for more than four decades. He has also compiled the titles, Ithaca and The Solitude of Emperors.

Specifications of A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces : Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present (English)(Hardcover) by David Davidar

Publisher

Aleph Book Company

ISBN-10

9382277366

Edition

1st Edition

Book Type

Fiction Book

Number of Pages

544 Pages

Publication Year

2014 December

Language

English

ISBN-13

9789382277361

Binding

Hardcover

CLICK HERE to buy A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces : Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present (English)(Hardcover) by David Davidar with special discounts and Options with Cash On Delivery,30 Day Replacement Guarantee.



Description of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition (English)(Paperback) by Robert Pirsig

Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

Specifications of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition (English)(Paperback) by Robert Pirsig

Publisher

Random House

ISBN-10

0099598167

Imprint

Vintage

Number of Pages

432 Pages

Publication Year

2014

Language

English

ISBN-13

9780099598169

Binding

Paperback

CLICK HERE to buy Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition (English)(Paperback) by Robert Pirsig with special discounts and Options with Cash On Delivery,30 Day Replacement Guarantee.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Pension plans provide financial security and stability during old age when people don't have a regular source of income. Retirement plan ensures that people live with pride and without compromising on their standard of living during advancing years. Pension scheme gives an opportunity to invest and accumulate savings and get lump sum amount as regular income through annuity plan on retirement.

Let's see the comparison or difference between National Pension scheme(NPS) and Atal Pension Yojana(APY). I believe this article should help you to understand about the NPS and APY pension schemes. After read this article you come to know which plan is better to invest based on your need.

Basic information about the plan
NPS
APY
Government of India established Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) - External website that opens in a new window on 10th October, 2003 to develop and regulate pension sector in the country. The National Pension System (NPS) was launched on 1st January, 2004 with the objective of providing retirement income to all the citizens. NPS aims to institute pension reforms and to inculcate the habit of saving for retirement amongst the citizens. The subscriber will be allotted a   unique Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN). This unique account number will remain the same for the rest of subscriber's life. This unique PRAN can be used from any location in India.
The Atal Pension Scheme will bring security to ageing Indians while at the same time promote a culture of savings and investment among the lower and lower middle class sections of society. One of the greatest benefits of the scheme may be enjoyed by the poorer sections of society. The government of India has decided to contribute 50 percent of the user's contribution or INR 1,000 a year (whichever is lower) for a period of five years. This contribution will, however, be enjoyed only by those who are not income tax payers and those who join the scheme before 31 December 2015. 
Who can join this plan?
NPS
APY
All citizens of India between the age of 18 and 60 years as on the date of submission of his / her application to Point of Presence (POP) / Point of Presence-Service Provider (POP-SP) can join NPS.
The Atal Pension Yojana (APY)  is open to all Indians between the age of 18 and 40. This allows an individual to contribute for at least 20 years before reaping the benefits of the scheme. Any bank account holder who is not a member of any statutory social security scheme can avail of the scheme. All existing members of the government's 'Swavalamban Yojana NPS Lite' will automatically be migrated to the Atal Pension Yojana. It will now replace the Swavalamban scheme, which did not gain much popularity across the country.

Min and Maximum Contribution of plan
NPS
APY
To contribute in Tier I and Tier II account, a subscriber is required to make his / her first contribution at the time of applying for registration (minimum contribution Rs.500 for Tier I and Rs.1000 for Tier II) at any POP-SP.

For Tier I, minimum contribution requirements are:
·         Minimum amount at the time of Account opening - Rs.500
·         Minimum amount per contribution - Rs.500
·         Minimum contribution per year - Rs.6,000
·         Minimum number of contributions in a year - one

For Tier II, minimum contribution requirements are:
·         Minimum contribution at the time of account opening - Rs.1000
·         Minimum amount per contribution - Rs.250
·         Minimum number of contributions in a year - one
·         Maintain minimum balance of Rs.2000 at the end of each financial year

No maximum limit has been mandated for NPS (both Tier I and Tier II).
There are five plans under this scheme. You can avail any of the plan as per your choice. Each plan offers different pension at different age and you will have to contribute different amount of money. The monthly pension will be received by the user and his spouse. The indicative return which needs to be given to the nominee of subscriber is also mentioned in the table. For example: If you wish to get a pension of Rs. 3000 per month and you are 30 years old, then you will need to contribute Rs. 347 per month for 30 years.

Contribution with various options:
Entry Age
Monthly Pension INR 1000
Monthly Pension INR 2000
Monthly Pension INR 3000
Monthly Pension INR 4000
Monthly Pension INR 5000
18
42
84
126
168
210
20
50
100
150
198
248
25
76
151
226
301
376
30
116
231
347
462
577
35
181
362
543
722
902
40
291
582
873
1164
1454
Total Corpus
1,70,000
3,40,000
5,10,000
6,80,000
8,50,000

Withdrawal Norms of Plan
NPS
APY
There is a requirement for subscribers who leave the scheme before retirement (or age 60, whichever is the earlier) to invest 80% of their accumulated savings in a life annuity from a life insurance company approved by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA). The remaining 20% is eligible for withdrawal as a lump sum. On retirement, at age 60, subscribers are required to invest at least 40% of their pension fund in an annuity and the remaining 60% can be redeemed as a lump sum. In the case of government employees, the annuity provides for pension for the lifetime of the employee and his dependent parents and spouse at the time of retirement. Subscribers may remain in the scheme after their 60th birthday for the purpose of receiving interest on their account, but may not make further contributions after that date. If a subscriber does not exit the system on or before their 70th birthday, the account is closed and the benefits are transferred to the subscriber as a lump sum. If a subscriber dies, the nominee has the option to receive the account total as a lump sum.
Under ordinary circumstances, an account holder who has enrolled for the Atal Pension Yojana will not be able to exit the scheme before the age of 60. Exiting the scheme is only possible in special circumstance such as in the event of the death of the beneficiary.



Is it required bank account for this plan?
NPS
APY
Not required
Yes

TAX Exemption
NPS
APY
YES. The scheme permits subscribers to benefit, as applicable, under the Income Tax Act (1961). As of 2015, this means that up to a variable limit, contributions to the scheme are tax-exempt, but that withdrawals are counted as taxable income (EET). These tax benefits apply to all contributions, including those made by employers. From tax year 2012-13, employers contributions and employee contributions have been treated separately for tax purposes, an arrangement that permits employer contributions to rise without affecting employee tax liability.
No

How to Pay?
NPS
APY
Through Net banking. You can make contributions to your NPS account from netbanking like SBI,HDFC etc. You need to provide PRAN number to transfer money from your savings bank account to your NPS.
The Contributed amount directly debit from your bank account as per the schedule.

When the Plan was launched?
NPS
APY
The National Pension System (NPS) was launched on 1st January, 2004 with the objective of providing retirement income to all the citizens and the Updated New Pension System was introduced on 1st May 2009.
It will be launched form 1st June 2015 and the existing members of the Swavalamban scheme would be automatically transferred to this scheme. The scheme intends to bring pension benefits to allow people of the unorganised sector to enjoy social security with minimum contribution per month.

What all are the Important Benefits?
NPS
APY
Income Tax Act allows benefits under NPS as per the following sections, Section 80CCE provides that the aggregate amount of deduction under Section 80CCC and 80CCD shall not exceed Rs 1 lakh. The Finance Act, 2011 provides that contribution made by the Central Government or any other employer to NPS shall be excluded while computing the limit of Rs 1,50,000. The contribution by the employee to the NPS will be subject to the limit of Rs 1,50,000. Section CCD (2) provides that deduction in respect of contributions by the Central Government or any other employer to NPS available under Section 80CCD (2) will not be subject to the limit specified in Section 80CCE but it is subject to 10% of Basic + DA maximum. The tax benefits are available only in the case of Tier I account not in Tier II account.
It is the government who has taken the guarantee for giving benefits under this scheme. One of the most important part of this scheme is that, the central government will contribute 50% of the user's contribution or Rs. 1000 per year for a period of 5 years. This benefit of government's contribution is limited to all those members only who will join the National Pension Scheme before 31st December 2015 and who are not income tax payers.

Can a subscriber get loan under this Plan?
NPS
APY
No. At present, a subscriber cannot avail a loan against his / her NPS holdings
No. At present, a subscriber cannot avail a loan against his / her APY holdings

How to Contact?
NPS
APY
Toll Free Number :
1800 110 708
Toll Free Number :
1800-180-1111 / 1800-110-001

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Free Tamil Language eBooks - Part 2


For download the eBook please click on the eBook Title.


eBook Titles

1984 A Novel (English)(Paperback) by George Orwell


Description of 1984 A Novel (English)(Paperback) by George Orwell

1984 A Novel, written in the 1940s, is set a few decades in the future, in the 1980s. It begins on April 4, 1984. The central character, Winston Smith, is a member of the Party, that rules the country of Oceania.

Winston is a small cog in the wheel of the Party. It is a totalitarian regime where each individual's every action at every moment is under constant observation. The leader of the Party is a mysterious figure, just known as Big Brother. And, it is said that the Big Brother is always watching.

Winston has become tired of the controlling ways of the Party. The departments of the government have names that are opposite to the functions they perform. The Ministry of Love deals with law and order, using torture as a vital weapon. The Ministry of Peace is in-charge of war. The Ministry of Truth, where Winston works, has the task of altering truth for propaganda, to twist facts to suit the needs of the Party.
Winston himself has a job of rewriting historical facts in a way that benefits the Party and its agenda. Recently, Winston has begun to record his thoughts against the party in a diary. This is a crime, even thinking thoughts against the party is a Thoughtcrime.

He manages to conceal his diary and carries on his work as usual. He falls in love with a co-worker named Julia, but even love and sex can be construed as crimes in this regime and they have to be careful about their relationship.

The Party has even begun to enforce the use of a new language called Newspeak, in which all words that refer to dissident thoughts and rebellion have been eliminated. The Party does not want even the language to present a means of expressing opposition to themselves.
In this scenario, Winston carries on his life, thinking about the dissident group called The Brotherhood, and wondering if he can join them. He soon gets an opportunity to meet its legendary leader, but the result is not what he expects.

1984 A Novel has come to represent totalitarian or controlling regimes, and many of the word and phrases used in the book like Big Brother, Thoughtcrime, Room 101 and Doublethink have all entered common usage in English since the book was published. Orwellian has now come to be associated with any regime that uses deception and constant monitoring to control its people.

About George Orwell

George Orwell was an English author and journalist.

A Clergyman's Daughter, Coming Up for Air, Down and Out in Paris and London, and Animal Farm are some of his other books.

George Orwell was born in 1903. His original name was Eric Arthur Blair. He worked for a while as a policeman in Burma. Later, he returned to Europe and spent a few years living in London and in Paris, working as a journalist. He later also worked as a teacher and as an assistant at a small bookshop. His first novel, Burmese Days, was first published in the United States. He is considered one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.

Specifications of 1984 A Novel (English)(Paperback) by George Orwell

Publisher

Rupa & Co

ISBN-10

8129116111

Edition

1stEdition

Number of Pages

313 Pages

Publication Year

2010

Language

English

ISBN-13

9788129116116

Binding

Paperback


CLICK HERE to buy 1984 A Novel (English)(Paperback) by George Orwell with special discounts and Options with Cash On Delivery,30 Day Replacement Guarantee.