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Indian Railways has today made the reservation charts for all trains public on the IRCTC website.

Indian Railways has today made the reservation charts for all trains public on the IRCTC website.

Indian Railways passengers, take note! You don’t need to run behind the TTE for vacant berths on Indian Railways trains.

The national transporter has now made the IRCTC train reservation charts public!

In a big step aimed at ensuring greater transparency and eliminating on ground corruption, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has today made the reservation charts for all trains public on the IRCTC website irctc.co.in.

Indian Railways says that the new step will help prospective passengers get information of any vacant berths that are available in the train after chart preparation.

The information will be made available after preparation of the first chart around 4 hours before the departure of the train and the second chart will be available around 30 minutes before the train leaves the originating station.

The second chart will accommodate changes based on current reservations and any cancellations made after the first chart.

The new feature will be available on both the web and mobile version of the IRCTC e-ticket booking platform.

Based on the information of seat availability, passengers will be able to approach the TTE on board for ticket booking as well, says Indian Railways.

The new interface gives graphical representation of the train coaches along with berth-wise accommodation status on the irctc.co.in website.

The layout of 9 classes of coaches will be displayed.

The most important takeaway for passengers is that TTEs will not be able to deny berths on ad-hoc basis.
Additionally, passengers will have the facility to view the exact position of the berth allocated to a PNR in the graphical coach layout during PNR enquiry.

Here is how you can check reservation charts on IRCTC website:

1. On the IRCTC website, a new option of view “Charts/Vacancy” is being made available.
2. The train journey details such as train number, journey date and boarding station will be required as an input from the user and after that the class-wise and coach-wise number of vacant berths can be seen.
3. The user can also click on a specific coach to see the layout along with berth-wise accommodation status such as; occupied for full journey, occupied for part journey and vacant for full journey.
4. The position of berth allocated to a PNR in the coach layout can be seen in PNR Enquiry & book ticket history
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Awesome ……A story in one of the schools in Bangalore where admission is considered impossible!!!

Awesome ……A story in one of the schools in Bangalore where admission is considered impossible!!!

To get UKG admission

The child could not understand why they brought her there..

When we all were standing, the school principal started to converse with the child….yes…in English only! This is one of the most memorable interview I have ever witnessed in my life..
Here goes..

“What’s your name?”

“Sita”

“Good. Tell me something you know”

“I know many things. Tell me what you want…!”

Alas, there is no better point for not getting the admission!

Sita’s mother was trying to make up the situation but the principal stopped her..

Turning to child, she said.. “Tell any rhyme or story which you know..”

Again,”Which one you want.. Rhyme or Story!?”

“Ok. Plz tell me a story..”

“Do uou want to hear what I studied or what I wrote..!?”

Taken to surprise, she asked “Oh! you write stories…???”

“Why should I not write..?”

Now even I was taken aback But she was impressed with the answer. She ( including us) would have not heard such a story in our life…

Ok, tell me story which you have written-?

Sita said

One day “Ravanan kidnapped Sita & took her to Srilanka”

The opening scene failed to impress but still she encouraged the child to continue..

“Rama asked Hanumans help to rescue Sita. Hanuman too agreed to help Rama …”

“Then?”

“Now, Hanuman called his friend Spider man.” No one expected this twist in the story!!

“Why?”

“Because there are lot of mountains between India and Srilanka.. but if we have Spiderman we can go easily with his rope…”

“But Hanuman can fly isn’t it.. ?”

“Yes. But he is having Sanjeevi Mountain on one hand so he cannot fly very fast.!”

All is quiet, after a while Sita asked “Should I continue or not?.”.

“Ok plz continue!”

“Hanuman and Spiderman flew to Srilanka and rescued Sita. Sita said Thanks to both!”

“Why”

“When you are helped you should say Thanks!”

So Sita requested Hanuman to call Hulk…”

All were surprised.She realized our curiosity and said ” Now Sita is there, so to take her safely back to Rama she called Hulk”

“What??? “Hanuman can carry Sita right?”

“Yes. But he has Sanjeevi Mountain in one hand and has to hold spider man on the other”

No one could control thier smiles. ” So when they all started to India they met my friend Akshay! ”

“How come Akshay there now?”

“Because its my story and I can bring any one there!”

The principal didn’t get angry but waited for the next twist

Then all started to India and landed at Bangalore majestic bus stop!

Now I asked,”Why they have landed In majestic bus stop?

“Because they forgot the way..& Hulk got an idea and called Dora!”

I came to know about Dora only there…!

“Dora came and she took Sita to malleshwaram 5th cross ….. that’s all!”

She finished the story with a smile.. 😀

The principal asks “Why malleshwaram 5th cross…?”

“Because sita lives there & i am Sita!!!”

The principal was impressed and embraced the child. She has been admitted in UKG & was gifted with a Dora doll…

Kids can really amaze… but we clip their wings (creativity) expecting them to do things as we see it right & not from their viewpoint.

Let’s give every child freedom to do their own thing & watch their dreams come true…

Important Research about today’s young generation :

Important Research about today’s young generation :

Why young people don’t buy cars and apartments anymore?

Nowadays, the traditional measure of success — owning an apartment and/or a car — is out of date. An increasing number of young people around the world don’t want to buy them.

Research shows that the so-called millennial generation, who are now 30-35 years old, rarely buy houses and even more rarely — cars. In fact, they don’t buy super expensive things at all. In the USA, people under the age of 35 are called ’the generation of renters.’

Why does this happen?

Some sociologists say the current generation of young people differs from their parents’ generation. They have other values.

The youth today has reconsidered the concept of success, which means:

Successful people don’t buy property — they rent.

If you want to be considered successful, invest in experiences: travel, do extreme sports, build startups.

The point is that people now don’t want prosperity and stability — all they want is flexible schedules and financial and geographical independence.

People have started to have no interest in material things

Why own a car if you can take a cab?
It’s almost a personal car with a driver.
And it’s not more expensive than having your own car. Why buy a house in a beautiful place and go there for vacation, if you can find a place to stay through Airbnb in any corner of the planet?
You don’t have to overpay for rent or buy a property in a country you love.
The same thing with real estate in your hometown:

You don’t know how long you’ll stay where you live.

You can take on a mortgage for 40 years, or you can accept the fact that you’ll spend your whole life in a rented place.

You’ll probably change your job in the next few years. If you rent, nothing prevents you from moving closer to the office.

According to Forbes, modern young people change jobs every three years on average.

The concept of ownership is no longer relevant

James Hamblin, The Atlantic’s columnist, explains the phenomenon as follows:
’Over the past decade, psychologists carried out a great amount of research proving that, in terms of happiness and a sense of well-being, spending money on new experiences is much more profitable than buying new things. It brings more joy.’
Experiences help us make friends

Social interaction between people is crucial to whether they feel happy or not. Talking to others and having a lot of friends makes you a happier person. But would people rather hear about how you spent a year in a wild country or about how many apartments you’ve already bought?

Remember that even a bad experience can become a good story. Material things cannot.
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Buying things makes us worry

There’s one more thing. The things we own, especially if they’re very expensive, make us worry about their condition.
If you buy a car, you’ll flinch every time someone’s alarm sounds outside.
If you buy a house and fill it with expensive items, you’ll be afraid of being robbed. Not to mention the fact that a car can be scratched or break down, and a super expensive TV might break after a year of usage. But no one can ever take away the experiences you have.

Every purchase will go down in price over time

Our parents weren’t able to travel as often as we do. There wasn’t the possibility to have so much fun.
They didn’t have so many opportunities to start a new business.
Therefore, they invested in houses and cars, and we don’t want to do that. After all, every purchase, if it’s not a house or an apartment, will depreciate over time.
And if we think about how quickly real estate depreciates during a crisis, then everything becomes even more obvious.

Experience is the only thing that matters: it won’t go down in price, and no one can steal it.

TAKE HOME MESSAGE – The Author of the above article is from the USA and has explained of a growing trait in the USA. But India is not far behind. More and more of my friends, family and people I know who live in metros like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bangalore are shifting to the above mindset.

The change ishappening really fast.

And experience has become the new age motivator.

Very soon youth in developing cities will understand the power of the above and adopt it.

It’s an evolutionary change, where we are moving away from Materialistic value to Higher Emotional Value to Life!

If we consider the Maslows Pyramid, this is a further step towards greater happiness.