Hotel review – UG Grand – Travelguru

Among all the hotels that I’ve ever booked, this is the worst service that I’ve ever had to endure. I have booked the hotel through Travelguru.com and am angry that they could enlist such a hotel in their service. Read on to learn about my experience. Access Hotel UG Grand is just a brisk 10 […]


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ESI Dispensary, Mynagapally

Work at an ESI dispensary is far more relaxing than that in a similiar hospital of the Health service department. Our clientele comprises cashew workers employed in shelling, segregating, and weighing cashewnuts in a host of factories located in and around Karunagapally and Sasthankotta. Most of their chief complaints are similiar. The main ailments include […]


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How to process salary for a Self drawing gazetted officer via SPARK

I submitted my first salary bill to the treasury today. The procedure to be followed is this: First, I had to give an RTC form along with a copy of the posting order to the treasury. They then provided a Specimen signature card, in which I had to make three different signatures in front of […]


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A critical review of the best Indian Shopping sites

As an early adopter of the Internet, I’ve been “in the loop” on the dawn and metamorphosis of e-shopping in India. From being portals hazarded only by technophiles, e-shopping has rapidly undergone a major evolution in terms of adoption by shopaholics and deal hunters. One of the major benefits, especially for citizens of the non […]


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ESI Dispensary, Mynagapally

Mynagapally is an idyllic location, far from the bustle of the city. It’s on the way from Karunagapally to Sasthankotta, and nearer to the latter. The institution is hardly 2 km from the Sasthankotta railway station. My schedule has been regularized more or less. In the morning, I board the Cape-Mumbai express (Commonly known as […]


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Joined Health Service

Mynagapally. 1 September, 2012 Today I joined service in Kerala State Insurance Medical Services department as Asst Insurance Medical Officer. After visiting the Regional Deputy Director’s office in Kollam (Polayathode), I visited the institution where I will be working for the better part of possibly the next three years. It’s an idyllic location. One might […]


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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – A brief summary

In a witnessed cardiac arrest, the most important determinant of a person’s survival is prompt Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). — For unresponsive victims of all ages with likely asphyxial arrest (eg, drowning) the lone healthcare provider should deliver about 5 cycles (about 2 minutes) of CPR before leaving the victim to telephone the emergency response number and get the AED. […]


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Essential medicine kit for the Indian Traveller

Travelling to some remote village in India? Or just travelling and wish to be careful than sorry? Here’s some of the essential medicines that I stock up on, and usually carry in my personal medicine kit. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. Paracetamol 650mg 30 Nos Cetirizine 15 Nos Rantac 150mg […]


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>Hassles of Owning a car in Kerala

>We were to get a new Tata Nano which we’d booked right after the launch ceremony. Since we weren’t included in the first list of ‘allotees’, we had to wait for more than a year to get our car. Having initially booked a ‘Champagne Gold BSIII’ model, we later changed it to Yellow color after […]


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>To cast away prosperity for silent honor?

> When we finish school, there are a lot of career options. Many would have decided on a career choice in lower classes itself. There is the ubiquitous choice of trying to be a doctor or engineer, there are lesser trodden paths of lawyers, journalists, and various others. But what is the thought that runs […]


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