Saint who spoke only four words

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Hidden amongst the majestic Himalayas, there laid a quaint village where a saint lived by the name of Swami Dandananda. The holy saint was observing a maun vrat since last decade. But, his maun vrat was somewhat unusual. On a certain day every summer, he would change his saffron robes to red ones, climb up the mountain and shout four words. Legend went around that after exactly a full mandala (48 days in the Indian tradition), he wept heavily and changed back to his usual saffron robe. The disciples denied the legend and said that the duration between the day he spoke and wept has varied over the years, although they agreed it was around 48 days.

Swami Dandananda’s favourite disciple, Swami Lalitananda, who was named so 12 years back before going to the maun vrat, lost his sleep trying to uncover the mystery of such behavior of his master. His mind always pondered about when does he do, why does he wear red and what are those four words. Despite having learnt many ancient scriptures, he didn’t understand what were those four magical words.

Over the years he consulted many learned astrologers and gurus only to be turned away after being said that Swami Dandananda might have lost his senses. But, deep within, Swami Lalitananda knew it was not a small mystery to be solved so easily and decided to take the matter in his own hands this summer.

He first wanted to understand what Swami Dandananda shouted on top of the mountain and invited many linguists across continents. A diverse group of learned men and women arrived at the start of the summer crossing the seven oceans. Each of them who were hosted at ashram, knew at least two dozen languages, some of the languages extinct since centuries. Days passed waiting for the swami to change to red robes. One fine night, Swami changed to his red robes and started climbing the mountain holding a red flag. Following him were these group of learned people, huffing and panting in the cold and unbearing weather with a hope of hearing those four words and uncover the mystery.

At the dawn, as the first rays of the sun glimmered on the summit of the mountain, he erected 3 branches of tree that he had picked up on his way, turned to the south and shouted those four magical words

EE SALA CUP NAMDE

How I saved on my car insurance, and you can do it too

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These tips have helped me in saving on my car insurance premiums upto 40%. These may help you in case you are planning to buy a new car or renewing your insurance.

When purchasing a new car, buy directly from the insurer not through dealer

When buying a new car, you are least bothered about insurance terms offered. Dealers make a huge margin on these extra services claiming that they will be responsible for the claims etc., although not entirely true.

Comparison of insurance premiums for Hyundai Creta SX(O) Diesel version as on Aug 2018
(Source: Carwale and Coverfox)

Hyundai Creta comparison

While the dealer price is ₹67,603,  Bharti Axa offers the same at ₹41,123 if bought directly from them. 40% LESS!!
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Driverless Car in Namma Bengaluru

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You probably landed on this link via my original facebook post about testing of autonomous car in Namma Bengaluru.

Of course, If anybody doesn’t fall for a prank, it would be on April 1. So, I posted this 2 days later.
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A Survey on Surveys

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B-School students keep conducting surveys for their term projects leading to flood of survey requests on group emails and social networks during the end of the term. If you are a management student, you would know that. Scene at Indian Institute of Management Rohtak was not different.

Are people really serious while answering surveys? Which category of people are more likely to fill surveys attentively?

Just to have some fun, I conducted a “Survey on surveys” and floated it among the students which was also submitted as a assignment!

Conclusion was interesting too…
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