Really? An IRCTC Shopping website?

Shopping venture from IRCTC

Well, as much as I want to try out new sites for my shopping needs, I am absolutely not getting any confidence to put an order at the newly crafted shopping venture of IRCTC. Why? One, because it is from IRCTC and my vast experience of dealing with it for other purposes and a line ‘a Govt of India Enterprise’ …

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SBI Life eSuraksha Plus review – Best Online Term Insurance plan

SBI Life eSuraksha Plus term policy

I’m a big fan of anything simple and something just grabbed my attention today when I was about to login to my SBI Banking account. SBI Life Suraksha Plus, a pure term insurance plan is now being offered as an Online policy, called eSuraksha. The terms were so simple to understand and a term insurance plan was on my radar …

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How to deposit (encash) a cheque (outstation, at par) in India?

Yes, a simple guide on how to deposit (encash) a cheque (a local currency cheque) mainly for those who are doing it for the first time. Normally, when someone gives you a cheque instead of money, you would simply take it to your bank and ask the bank persons what and how to proceed with it. But, soon you’ll come …

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Airtel Money Bookmyshow Free movie ticket (Cash Back)

airtel money bookmyshow

There are so many offers to get a free additional ticket or some discount when you book movie tickets at Bookmyshow. You can see these offers when you reach the payments page. Most of them require you to have certain type of Credit/Debit or Internet Banking account. For normal cards, the offers are limited to few bookings on a first …

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Sound Magic ES18 (India) in-ear headphones review

ES18 Package in India

First things firsts. I’m sure you’ve already gone to various shopping sites and roughly skimmed through most of the reviews of Sound Magic ES18. On deeper research, you’ll know that Sound Magic is a Chinese Brand. It’s the same with me. I was really happy with all the reviews but on knowing its Chinese origin, I was a little apprehensive. …

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Dell WM112 (Wireless Mouse India) Review

WM112 battery

It was a wired mouse with a circular connector (at the other end) that I last used for my desktop. It was a good 5 years ago. I have been using laptops since then with great touch pads so obviously there hasn’t been a need to use a mouse. Three months ago, I hurt two of my right hand fingers …

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Airtel money balance and recharging prepaid mobile

Airtel money menu

In one of our previous posts, I’ve explained how one can book Railway ticket via USSD service using airtel money. Now, lets see how you can recharge your prepaid mobile. First, you should have enough balance in your airtel money account for the recharge to go successful. To check your balance, dial *400# from your airtel mobile and go to …

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Dear CPC Bangalore; What is my IT Refund status?

cpc bangalore IT refunds

I have been paying taxes since 2009-10 financial year. I pay advance tax with some Rs.2000 buffer, just in case I missed something. Most of the time, it turns out, I have already paid excess, even excluding the buffer amount. So during filing my return I claim for a refund. Not once have I received my refund. I amazes me …

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Aliexpress (China) shopping experience from India

Aliexpress

When I was in US, Nike free’s were the only shoes that I used to wear. For play, for travel and even to school. I brought the pair to India and they almost lasted for a whole year. Since then I’m without free’s. I wanted to buy a pair, but the prices here are just too much. Naturally, I scouted …

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SBI Account closure, Transfer and Excess debit entries charges

SBI

In this post, we are going to see (mainly) charges for the three mentioned things, closing an account in State Bank of India (SBI), Transferring an account from one branch to another and what happens if you transact over a limited amount of times in a given period. First, Closing an account. We’ve discussed this before. You just need to …

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SBI ASBA IPO application & Refund (Onlinesbi)

SBI ASBA application process

Gone are those days when you had to fill a paper application form, write a cheque or provide cash and submit the form to your broker to apply for an IPO. Now, all you need is an Internet Banking facility with any of your bank accounts. This process is called ASBA (Application Supported by Blocked Amount) and it significantly reduces …

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Booking IRCTC Train ticket via Airtel USSD service

Book train tickets by airtel sms

This was said to be coming more than 2 years ago and it has finally come now. Users can now book their train tickets via SMS and USSD codes without the need to have an internet connection. Till now, there were only two ways to book tickets, Internet (via IRCTC or Mobile apps) or offline at railway stations. While booking …

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Know your PPF Account balance, contribute and D/L e-receipt online

PPF Account in SBI

If someone has some free cash which needs to be invested in some asset class, there is no doubt in my mind that PPF would come across his mind first. One, it offers attractive interest rates, almost rivalling bank deposit rates and two, every rupee you earn in return is completely tax free; which is unlike the interest you earn …

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TRAI Online complaint filing process against telecom companies

TRAI telecom complaint system

Have you ever been charged for a subscription service that you never subscribed for? Have you ever been billed over your maximum billing cap? Did your telecom company refuse to transfer your mobile number to another service provider? Or Do you have a general complaint on the service quality of your telecom provider? Until now, you were left on your …

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Unsubscribe from Axis Bank SMS banking online: Alerts

Unsubscribe from Axis SMS banking

“Your A/C is subscribed to SMS banking service. From 15 June 2013 this service will be charged Rs.5 per month. To unsubscribe visit nearest branch.” That’s the message I received this morning. I have an Axis bank account since 3 years and I remember ticking the box beside SMS banking while opening this account. It was free back then. I …

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