Turkey Travel Review | One Week Turkey Travel Guide | Turkey Travel Guide For Indian

February 8th, 2014

Turkey Travel Review | One Week Turkey Travel Guide | Turkey Travel Guide For Indian

Cirali Beach in Turkey -Turkey Travel Guide for Indian

My list of dream destinations didn’t include Turkey, but having visited the country in December last year, I have to say that it should have a place on everyone’s ‘must-see’ list.

Always eager to explore new places, I was more than excited at the prospect of visiting Turkey. But, with just about a weeks’ time at our disposal, some serious research was necessary to make the most of it. As we were planning a trip in December, one of the coldest and wettest months in Turkey and the opposite of tourist season which lasts from April to October, we also had to consider the weather while deciding on the itinerary. While Turkey offers many fascinating places and natural wonders to explore, beautiful beaches are usually my top priority while planning any trip. Having never been to the Mediterranean cost, a place on the cost was the obvious first choice.

During my research I was fascinated by Oludeniz, located at the conjunction of Aegean and Mediterranean seas. The place seemed picture perfect, but the month of December wasn’t the best time for a visit. We finally decided on Antalya. The place promised great beaches and a pleasant weather. So we decided to start our Turkey adventure from Antalya. Preferring slightly offbeat destinations, we decided to visit Cirali, a lesser known costal hamlet about 80 kms from Antalya next. Our final stop would be Istanbul, as any trip to Turkey would be incomplete without exploring its historical and cultural center.

Our journey took off to a rocky start with the flight from Istanbul to Antalya delayed by almost two hours because of snowfall. But following a good night’s rest in Antalya, we got up to find the sky a clear blue. Antalya is a picture perfect town with snowcapped mountains on one hand and the sapphire sea on the other. We caught an early bus to Cirali and on the way stopped to explore Phaselis. It’s a lovely place where you can explore ruins of majestic gates, ancient baths and an amphitheater. The place has a beautiful calm beach. After spending some time at Phaselis we continued our journey to Cirali and landed at a humble home-stay nestled amongst orange trees run by a lovable couple.

The small resort resembled a ghost town with almost all the shops, except a lone supermarket and a single restaurant, closed during the offseason. Having fortified ourselves with a decent lunch at the restaurant, we set out to explore the beach. It’s difficult to put the beauty of the place into words. Having never seen so many shades of blue in a sea, I found it breathtakingly beautiful. Also, there is a definite charm to having the whole place to oneself. After walking along the beach for some time we came to the ruins of the Olympos. Walking along the empty streets of the ruined city I couldn’t help wondering where else one can find an amazing sea, white sand beach, snow-capped mountains and ancient ruins all at one place. Near Cirali we also visited Chimaera, where flames have been burning since ancient times over permanent gas vents.

Saying goodbye to Cirali was sad and I hope to see it again someday, preferably in summer, in its full glory. The following day we explored the old part of Antalya and gorged on some amazing Turkish food, for me this meant trying as many different desserts as possible. We spent the last two days of the trip in Istanbul taking in the sights of the old city, Sultanahmet Mosque, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the museum, the grand bazaar and the spice market. We shopped, dined and had endless cups of Turkish tea. The Bosphorus cruise, although rather touristy, is highly recommended.

If you are looking for a place that combines breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating history and some amazing food, then you can hit the jackpot with Turkey. The country remains on my list of dream destinations as there is so much more of Turkey that I look forward to exploring.

Kotak Life Insurance Branch Gandhidham | Kotak Life Gandhidham Phone Number | Kotak Mahindra Gandhidham Gujarat

January 26th, 2014

Kotak Life Insurance Branch Gandhidham  | Kotak Life Gandhidham Phone Number |  Kotak Mahindra Gandhidham Gujarat

Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance has its branch in Gandhidham. Below we mentioned the address & phone number of Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Gandhidham Branch. Kotak Life welcome customer regarding their query.

Kotak Life Insurance Gandhidham Branch Address:

1st Floor,
Sun Plaza,Plot No 332,
Sector 1/A,Opp. BMCB Park,Near TVS Showroom,
Gandhidham,
Gujarat

Kotak Mahindra Life Gandhidham Phone Number:

  • Call 2836 654905  to contact Kotak Life Gandhidham office

If you have any complain or query regarding Kotak Mahindra Life Gandhidham branch, feel free to post in comment section below.

TCS China Onsite Salary Structure | TCS Onsite Salary Components In China | TCS China Tax Regulations

December 15th, 2013

TCS China Onsite Salary Structure | TCS Onsite Salary Components In China | TCS China Tax Regulations

TCS China Onsite Salary Structure - TCS Onsite Salary Components In China - TCS China Tax Regulations

I work on payroll of TCS Shanghai and on deputation. It is observed in our salary slips that we are only provided one component as BASIC SALARY, hence we are required to pay tax on the full amount. As per China tax laws if an employee is paid HRA and he provides a legal invoice (fapio) the same can be allowed as deduction reducing tax liabilities of the individual.

Here is an e.g.

Say an associate earns a salary of 35000 CNY in Shanghai. In this case the whole amount is provided as basic Salary. The tax calculation will be as under

35000-4800= 30200.

China tax regulations provide standard deduction of CNY 4800 to all expats hence the same is deducted so the taxable salary comes to CNY 30200.

The rates for tax in China are as under :

Slabs                  Rates                   Quick Deduction
<1500                     3%                     0
1500 to 4500           10%                   105
4500 to 9000           20%                    555
9000 to 35000         25%                  1005
35000 to 55000       30%                   2755
55000 to 80000       35%                  5505
>80000                  45%                  13505

In the above case the tax would be

  • 30200*25% = 7550 – Quick Deduction of 1005, hence the taxable income would be CNY 6545

Now assume that the salary is having a component of HOUSE RENT which as per china tax law is deductible as mentioned above.

The tax payable would be as under. Assuming he gets HRA for 6000 CNY.

35000-6000-4800 = 24500

24500*25% = 6125 – 1005, net tax payable would be CNY 5120.

From the above it can be seen that each associate can save a minimum of CNY 1500 per month if the same is being implemented. If the same is calculated on a year basis it turns out to be CNY 18000 per annum which is not at all a small sum. It is hard to believe that many Indian companies in China provide this benefit to their employees why the same is missing in TCS.

Landlord PAN Card mandatory for Rent Over 8333 Per Month For HRA Exemption | Way To Cheat Indian Income Tax Department

December 15th, 2013

Landlord PAN Card mandatory for Rent Over 8333 Per Month For HRA Exemption | Way To Cheat Indian Income Tax Department

Now it is bad time for most of the salaried employee. Most of the salaried employee submit the counterfeit house rent receipt to get Income tax discount.

Till Oct salaried employee can Able to produce house rent of up to Rs 15000 per month without producing the landlord PAN number. But as per the new notice issued by Central Board of Direct Tax,salaried employee need to produce landlord PAN card if your monthly rent is over Rs8333 or yearly rent over Rs100000


What to do If House Rent Over Rs 100000 In A Year:

  • Employee will enjoy the income tax exemption on the total rent. Landlord have to pay income tax on the amount exceed Rs 100000

Do You Need To Submit Landlord PAN Number When House Rent Is below Rs 8333 per month:

  • No. No need to submit Landlord PAN Number

What Happen When Landlord don’t Have A PAN Card & House Rent Over Rs 100000 In A Year:

  • Landlord must sign the self declaration saying that he don’t have the PAN card and that copy must be submitted to the employer to get the HRA exemption

Autosys Resource use | How To Create Resource in Autosys | Autosys Resource

December 6th, 2013

Autosys Resource use | How To Create Resource in Autosys |  Autosys Resource

Resource in Autosys can be used to run one job at a time. In case you are doing multiple dimension load in a table through Autosys, you need to use autosys resource.

How To Create Resource in Autosys:

The below commands need to run in jil to create resource in autosys

insert_resource: DIM_LOAD_ODS_TABLE_RES
res_type: R
machine: bietldw-dev4101.nam.nsroot.net
amount: 1

here insert_resource — you need to give a resource name
machine: mention the dev/uat/prod unix server address
amount: maximum number of job can be run at a time

How To add Resource in Autosys JIL:

Add the following line in the Autosys JIL of every dimension  load JOB JIL:

  • resources: (DIM_LOAD_ODS_TABLE_RES,QUANTITY=1,FREE=A)


How to see created Resource in Autosys:

  • autorep -v DIM_LOAD_ODS_TABLE_RES

Citrus Pay Support Contact Email | Citrus Pay Customer Care Number

December 5th, 2013

Citrus Pay Support Contact Email | Citrus Pay Customer Care Number

Citrus Pay is a Mumbai based payment gateway service provider in India. Citrus Pay is currently one of the leading payment gateway service provider. Citrus checkout is available as a payment gateway for payment through credit or debit card.

Citrus Pay Office Address:

Citrus Payment Solutions Private Limited
302, Swati Building,
Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank,
North Avenue Road,
Santacruz(West),
Mumbai

Citrus Pay Support Email Address:

In case of any payment failure of your credit/debit card though Citrus Pay checkout, you can contact the Citrus Pay Support to the below email address:

  • support@citruspay.com

Citrus Pay Customer Care Number:

  • Call 8767709900  to contact the Citrus Pay Customer care

Hakimpur IRCTC Code | Hakimpur Rail Station code IRCTC | Hakimpur Code For IRCTC

November 29th, 2013

Hakimpur IRCTC Code | Hakimpur Rail Station code IRCTC | Hakimpur Code For IRCTC

Hakimpur is a city in the Punjab. You need to know Hakimpur rail station code to search in IRCTC website. Below we provide the Rail station code for Hakimpur Rail Station.

Hakimpur Code For IRCTC WebSite:

  • HKP is the IRCTC code of Hakimpur Rail Station

Poland Holiday Guide | Weather and seasons of the year in Poland | Travel Guide Of Poland

November 22nd, 2013

Weather and seasons of the year in Poland | Travel Guide Of Poland

Girls skiing in poland Holiday travel - Poland Skiing Guide

If you are planning to visit Poland and you are not afraid of cold weather – visit Poland in winter. What do I mean by “cold weather”? Definitely not +8 C degree! If you can bare temperatures below 0 – you can even think about staying there for longer. If you are getting married to a Polish lady/gentleman by any chance – you can even think about living there and not freezing to death: P!

Let’s assume you are very lucky, and while visiting my country you get a lot of snow and some sunshine. What to do with this unknown white substance?

Poland in Winter - Poland Travel

First of all – just enjoy it! Why? It might melt in one hour if the temperature drops suddenly – which is likely to happen. Especially now – in the global warming era. So just go for a walk to a nearby park or a forest and just admire the purity of everything that surrounds you. In south India, where I live now, you can get some snow only in shopping malls for 300 INR per half an hour: P. So admire it – when you have it – for free :P .

If you are a little bit more courageous and you are looking for a truly authentic winter holiday experience – go into the mountains.  There are cosy villages where you can take delight watching the scenery, breathe the crisp mountain air and take it easy.  It is an ideal place to visit if you want to enjoy winter without the crowds and commercialism of the larger European ski resorts. It would be a great place for sport enthusiasts of ski or snowboard too.

For a truly fun loving Indian, I would suggest a slightly different experience – to have a sleigh ride (in the worst case scenario – sledge ride from the closest slope) with your friends or colleagues if they have a soul young enough to do so :) .

Even if you fail to do this, at least make attempt to create a snowman – especially if you visit Poland with your kids. They would love it!

Poland Transport in Winter - Poland Holiday guide

Despite the joy, there are things that you must pay attention to. So remember to keep your body warm when you are outside, especially in Jan and Feb – the coldest winter months. At this time the temperature might drop to – 20 C degrees which is even cold for us – Polish. Also the days are very short so remember about it while planning your day.

Happy winter Polish day :) !

TCS Female Associates Attacked in Hyderabad | Woman Safety in Hyderabad – A Real Incident

November 22nd, 2013

TCS Female Associates Attacked in Hyderabad | Woman Safety in Hyderabad – A Real Incident

TCS Female Associates Attacked in Hyderabad-Woman Safety in Hyderabad

In the light of the heinous incident that occurred in Hyderabad last week, I want to share a few words. Maybe not of wisdom, but ones that definitely helped me stay safe:

1. After 8 pm, prefer the road transport buses to the shared autos and cabs. They may delay you but they offer a margin of safety.

2. If you have to board an auto or cab, move to its front and note down the number of the vehicle so that the driver can see you are noting down his vehicle’s number. If you tell the driver you did so, even better! ( I have done this so many times that people thought I was paranoid. Still, I would say it is better to be paranoid than hurt or traumatized.)

3. Buy a pepper spray!!!! It gives you immense confidence to walk alone and it it a good self-defense mechanism. It is pretty powerful, trust me, It was sprayed before me and the suspended particles were enough to make my nose burn and cough a lot!! (In Hyderabad, they are available in Health n Glow outlets and also you can order them online from healthkart.com)

4. Install any of those women safety apps that they advertise about. It wouldn’t hurt to download them.

5. If a man is leching at you or trying to misbehave, start screaming at him. He deserves it! It will at least stop the man from troubling you any further.

6. Other useful tips to remember I have read but not from my personal experience -
a. Use your TCS ID card to wring the neck of your assailant if he happens to be the driver.
b. Dial 100 and start screaming.
c. Remember you can hurt your assailant and I am sorry if I am crossing a line of propriety – Target his sensitive areas with your knees and your elbow is pretty powerful to hit a man.

7. We should not be carefree by chatting on mobile, playing games, talking over phone / sleeping. Pay an attention till we get down from the cab / taxi.
8. Try to stick to the same route that you travel every day.
9. Better to inform family when you onboard, and expected arrival.
10. Update your family if there is a significant delay because of traffic / road conditions. Need transparency among our family, where we are going, what we are doing, when will come back.

I just wanted to share these pointers and hope it helps!

House rent receipt Format India for HRA apply in India | How To Apply For HRA To Reduce Income Tax

November 21st, 2013

House rent receipt Format India for HRA apply in India | How To Apply For HRA To Reduce Income Tax

Are you working in India & seeking to get deduction in Income tax burden. You can easily cheat Income tax department.

Here we provide you the Scanned House Rent receipt.

Rent_receipt in India for HRA Claim for Income tax Relief

How To Submit The  House Rent receipt To Your Company:

  • Take a print out of scanned House Rent receipt provided
  • Fill the house rent receipt &signed properly in landlord name
  • Photocopy the properly filled house rent receipt
  • submit the photocopy to your company finance department
  • You will get a discount in income tax amount from next month onwards


Important Tricks To Submit Your HRA Claim:

  • You can submit the house rent receipt for one month & can enjoy the income tax relief for the full financial year
  • You need to submit the landlord PAN number incase you mentioned house rent is more than Rs15000 pRent_receipt in India for HRA Claim for Income tax Relief for month