Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chanakya's Chant

Chanakya's Chant is a racy and gripping account on Chanakya, one of the greatest political strategists India has seen. The story changes track as it narrates the tale of Gangasagar Mishra, the reincarnation of Chanakya, in parallel. Will he be the next kingmaker? 

Gangasagar Mishra, a denizen of a quaint old Indian town, is no ordinary man. Society sees him as a Brahmin teacher who can barely make ends meet, but he's the reincarnation of the man who brought the fragmented subcontinent together under a single empire – Chanakya. 

Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghi gives its readers a look into two parallel worlds that are tied together by the intelligence of the main protagonists. The first story is set in 340 BC, when a young Brahmin man, fueled by the death of his father, vows revenge against the king and overthrows his rule by bringing in Chandragupta Maurya, the first emperor of the Maurya Dynasty. 

The scene then shifts to modern day India, where Gangasagar Mishra leads his life as a nonentity – until he decides to groom an ambitious girl from Kanpur into India's prime minister. 

Will Chanakya's manipulative mechanisms change the face of the nation again? 

The book takes readers on a joyride through Chanakya's cold and calculating moves. 

Chanakya's Chant was very well received by critics and readers. Renowned bureaucrat and writer Shashi Tharoor released the book in Mumbai and termed it a gripping and delightful read. The book is a historical account, but features many colloquial terms too. 

About The Author
Ashwin Sanghi is one of the well known writers in the Indian literary scene, and an author of thriller fiction. 

He shot to fame through his first release, The Rozabal Line. His books are characterized by extensive research, and they're fast paced political or historical thrillers. 

Sanghi was born and brought up in Mumbai. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College in 1985 and later completed an MBA in Yale School of Management in 1993. He then joined his family business and continued to write fiction during his spare time.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

What to do if you lose your PAN card

Lost Your PAN card or want to make changes in your PAN card?

If you lost PAN card or you want to make some changes you need to follow a very simple process.

Download the form for New PAN Card or/ and Changes or Correction in PAN Data from

Print the form on A4 size 70 GSM paper.

Fill your information in the form.

In case you don’t remember or don’t have your lost PAN card number then don’t worry. You can easily retrieve you lost pan card number from

Attach a stamp size photograph and submit the form at UTIISL OR NSDL along with cash of Rs.94/-

You can find address of UTIISL OR NSDL centre from the links given below.

Check your PAN card status after 7 days from the link below.

If everything is in order you will receive your PAN card within 15 days.

Monday, May 21, 2012

List of UAE branches of Dubai Islamic Bank

UAE branches of Dubai Islamic Bank

BranchOpen date TelephoneFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
Main Branch, Deira, Dubai+971-4-2959999+971-4-29549991080
Dubai branches  
Abu Hail (ladies only)Aug 2007+971-4-2681818+971-4-26617231080 Ms Safiya Abdullah
Al BarahaJan 2012
Al Barsha+971-4-3406000+971-4-34060051080
Al Barsha Mall Jan 2012
Al Dhiyafah Street (Al Diyafa Road) +971-4-3987565+971-4-39815081080
Al Lisaili (Al Lisayli) 10 Nov 2010 +971-4-4040800+971-4-8325860
Al Ittihad +971-4-2976000+971-4-2661530
Al Ittihad Mall (Etihad Mall), Muhaisnah +971-4-2845644+971-4-2840154
Al MamzarFeb 2011 +971-4-6012634+971-4-6012633
Al NahdaJan 2010+971-4-2656661+971-4-2655465
Al Qusais (Al Ghusais) 10 Nov 2010 +971-4-2588882+971-4-2588603
Al Souq+971-4-2233300+971-4-22151137400
Al Tawar (Al Twar) +971-4-2631000+971-4-26111461080
Bur Dubai+971-4-3971717+971-4-39709671080
Dubai Industrial City 2008+971-4-4290221+971-4-4290226
Dubai Internet City+971-4-3624600+971-4-36246061080
Dubai Mall (The Dubai Mall) - ATMs only?
Dubai Marina (JBR)Jul 2008 +971-4-4270400+971-4-4270401Khalid Al Janahi
Dubai Silicon Oasis +971-4-3265000+971-4-3265932
Emaar Business ParkMay 2009 +971-4-4220866+971-4-4220865
Ettihad Mall, MuhaisnahFeb 2011 +971-4-2845644+971-4-2840154
Gold Souk, DeiraJan 2012
Ibn Battuta MallNov 2006+971-4-3685558+971-4-36855591080 Ibrahim Hassan
International City (Royal Wings Building)01 Nov 2009 +971-4-4220818+971-4-42208171080
Jumeirah (ladies branch)+971-4-3429955+971-4-34411361080
Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) 2008+971-4-4270400+971-4-4270401
Mall of the Emirates+971-4-3401823
Mirdiff City CenterApr 2010 +971-4-2843838+971-4-2843363Open 1000-2130
Nad Al Hamar (Nadd AlHamar) May 2009 +971-4-2899551+971-4-2899467
Nad Al Sheba+971-4-3390777+971-4-33911161080
Oud Metha Road (Oud Meitha) Aug 2007+971-4-3366313+971-4-33621711080 Marwan Al Ghaith
Ras Al KhorJun 2006+971-4-3330060+971-4-33391601080 Foad Abdul Qader
Shaikh Zayed RoadDec 2002+971-4-3437777+971-4-34337771080
Salahuddin Road (Salah Eldin Rd) Jun 2006+971-4-2666386+971-4-26698481080 Rashed Moh'd Al Taweela
Umm Suqeim (Um Suqaim) Nov 2006+971-4-3946444+971-4-39522241080 Amer Al Ameri
Abu Dhabi branches OpenTelFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
Abu Dhabi+971-2-6346600+971-2-63466433863
Al Salam+971-2-6450555+971-2-645040455011
Corniche Abu Dhabi Nov 2007+971-2-6819300+971-2-6819290  Shomais Hassan Shomais
Khalidiya (ladies branch)+971-2-6677119+971-2-66770163863
Madinat Zayed +971-2-8846031+971-2-8846291
Murour (Muroor) Jan 2008+971-2-4490007+971-2-4492182  Suhail Al Shamsi
Mussafah Branch (Mussaffah / Mussafa)Aug 2006+971-2-5555774+971-2-55514913863 Sultan Al Osairi
Shahama10 Nov 2010 +971-2-5645599+971-2-5645595
Al Ain branches OpenTelFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
Al Ain+971-3-7644111+971-3-75113111232
Al Ain Industrial+971-3-7218637+971-3-7219846
Al Ain Mall+971-3-7515155+971-3-75160601231
Al Jimi (ladies branch)Jun 2006+971-3-7630666+971-3-76231661232 Fatema Al Aameri
Al Yahar BranchJan 2007+971-3-7817500+971-3-78172221232 Saeed Oubaid Al Mokbali
Sharjah branches OpenTelFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
Al Buhairah Branch+971-6-5540404+971-6-55404751409
Al Dhaid+971-6-8826682+971-6-88266531409
Al Ghubaiba (ladies branch)+971-6-5661116+971-6-56769761409
Al Hera / Heera (ladies branch)Jan 2008+971-6-5220095+971-6-5227945  Sarah Ahmad Ibrahim
Al Madam+971-6-8861919+971-6-88612501409
Al Mowailih / Moweleh (7) Nov 200+971-6-5350222+971-6-53411651409 Souad Mosbih
Al Taawun Mall+971-6-5775500+971-6-57750891409
Clock Tower RoundaboutNov 2007+971-6-5632333+971-6-5631136  Nawaf Musa
Hamriya Free ZoneJan 2007+971-6-5261122+971-6-52611231409 Salah Hassan Mohamad
Kalba (East Coast) Dec 2008 +971-9-2772338+971-9-2775799Zayed Saeed Al Khezaimi
Wasit Road+971-6-5584455+971-6-55849491409
Ajman branches OpenTelFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
Al Nuamah (Al Nuaimiyah / Nuaimiah) Jan 2008+971-6-7410333+971-6-7411957  Naofal Abd Al Karim Al Shawarib
Ras Al Khaimah branches OpenTelFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
Al Hamra MallMay 2009 +971-7-2434244+971-7-2434522
Khuzam / Khouzam +971-7-2362666+971-7-23644001522
Ras Al Khaimah+971-7-2284888+971-7-22847881522
Ras Al Khaimah (ladies branch) Jan 2008+971-7-2353202+971-7-2353247  Fatima Al Suwaidi
Umm Al Quwain branches OpenTelFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
Umm Al Quwain+971-6-7666630+971-6-7666799799
Fujairah branches OpenTelFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
Kalba - see Sharjah
Khorfakkan CornicheDec 2002+971-9-2370080+971-9-237065617799

Foreign, offshore, overseas branches of Dubai Islamic Bank

Country - City OpenTelephoneFaxPO BoxBranch Manager
DIB Iran - Tehran+9821-229-08755+9821-229-08758
DIB Jordan July 2009
DIB Pakistan - Karachi+9221-563-1952+9221-563-1953
DIB Turkey- Istanbul+90212-310-8121+90212-260-7878
Dubai Islamic Bank also has a Real Estate Finance Office at the Dubai Land Department (since Nov 2006), open 8am to 2:30pm, Sunday to Thursday. Also one in Sharjah (since Feb 2007), open 8am to 4pm Sunday to Thursday.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Valmiki Syndrome: Finding The Work–Life Balance

From the best-selling author of the Ramayana Series comes a book that can change your life.

Maxing our career is our ‘dharma’ in this age of Kali. But at what cost? Working parents don’t see enough of their children, couples barely spend time with each other, young men and women become strangers to their families and friends. And here’s the irony–most of us mention our families and loved ones as the main reason for why we strive towards success, without realizing that we stand to lose them in this very quest. 

So how do we strike a balance between our careers and our families? 

In his first major work of non-fiction, bestselling author Ashok K. Banker goes back to Puranic sources to address this question. He writes of Ratnakaran the bandit, who made a living out of killing and looting to support his family, and his transformation into Valmiki, the sage. Using his story and contemporary stories from today, he shows us how they contain the answers to today’s most pressing issue: how to prioritize, manage, and enhance our personal as well as professional lives. 

Insightful, thought-provoking, and utterly inspiring, The Valmiki Syndrome is a map to the most elusive treasure of modern existence–personal fulfillment. 

About the Author
Ashok K. Banker began his career in market research, advertising and direct marketing before working as a successful journalist breaking front-page news stories for Times of India and Outlook, scripting award-winning documentaries and television serials before returning to his first love, writing books. His Epic India Library is an attempt to retell all the major myths, legends and itihasa of the Indian subcontinent in one enormous story-cycle comprising over 70 volumes. It includes his internationally acclaimed and bestselling Ramayana Series, Krishna Coriolis, and Mahabharata Series. His books have sold over 1.2 million copies in 56 countries and 12 languages worldwide. The Valmiki Syndrome is the first book in his Vedic Wisdom series that applies the insights of ancient puranic texts to modern-day problems.

Details of Book: The Valmiki Syndrome: Finding The Work–Life Balance

Book: The Valmiki Syndrome: Finding The Work–Life Balance
Author: Ashok K. Banker





Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2012
Publisher: Ebury Press
Number of Pages: 288
Language: English

Karsh Kale releases Cinema in India

Karsh Kale, genre-bending visionary composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer releases his critically acclaimed fifth studio album ‘Cinema’ in India this March. Cinema is Karsh Kale’s most ambitious album to date. The album hit the no. 1 spot on the iTunes World Music Charts, no. 3 on the Amazon International Bestsellers and No. 4 on the Amazon Dance/DJ Charts when released in the US in 2011. ‘Cinema 2012 – Special Indian Edition’ will feature exclusive remixes made especially for the Indian edition. It is packed with a strong sonic palette that evokes emotion, imagery and highlights his ability to seamlessly merge Hindustani classical with electronica and progressive rock. ‘Cinema’ features a long list of renowned collaborators and musicians including Monica Dogra on ‘Peekaboo’, Salim Merchant who co-wrote ‘Ma’ which features Karsh’s daughter Milan Xai on vocals, Papon, Anne Rani, Shruti Pathak and others. Incidentally, the album is co-produced by longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Gaurav Raina of Midival Punditz.

Karsh Kale, genre-bending musician who already has a long list of descriptors to his name, including composer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and producer, now has another to add to that already impressive set - vocalist. Kale turned singer for his latest track ‘Hallelujah’ in collaboration with guitarist/composer Warren Mendonsa. The track is a cover of the Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen classic, and is performed over the Blackstratblues song ‘Ode To A Sunny Day’. It is one of Kale’s first major vocal contributions to a track. ‘Hallelujah’ has been received exceedingly well, and Karsh Kale will definitely be singing more, both in the studio and at live performances from now on. Karsh, says“I do feel like I have a story to tell through my own vocals and now is the time to share it. Vocals is another instrument for me, one that I am far from mastering but am most excited about exploring.” '‘Hallelujah' was recently released as a single on and is available as a free download here.

Cinema Tour

Date: 16th March 2012
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Blue Frog

Date: 17th March 2012
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Venue: Blue Frog

To read the full press release on ‘Cinema’, go to

‘Cinema’ is available for download on and is priced at Rs. 100

Karsh Kale’s recent achievements

Karsh Kale’s ensemble ‘Cinema Live’ open for AR Rahman at Hollywood Bowl
Karsh Kale and his ensemble ‘Cinema Live’ opened for ‘Journey to India with AR Rahman and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’ at the Hollywood Bowl on 10th July, 2011.
MPKK debut as music directors for mainstream Bollywood film, Soundtrack
Midival Punditz-Karsh Kale (MPKK) debut as music directors on mainstream Bollywood film, Soundtrack starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Soha Ali Khan.

Karsh Kale performed with Alicia Keys, Will.I.Am, Norah Jones at Black Ball
Karsh Kale performed at the 8th annual Black Ball in New York in aid of Alicia Keys’s Keep A Child Alive Foundation. Kale performed with music superstars like Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Will.I.Am, Usher, Richie Sambora as well as longtime collaborators Midival Punditz. This year, the foundation honoured Beatle, late George Harrison.

Karsh Kale curated the finale ‘All Stars’ performance at Bacardi NH7 Weekender
Karsh Kale curated the finale ‘All Stars’ performance at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival in Pune that was held from 18th to 20th November, 2011. The spectacular finale saw a multi-genre showcase of mash-ups and covers with over 25 different musicians that performed at the festival.

Karsh Kale performs with Imogen Heap
Following the ‘All Stars’ performance, Karsh joined British Grammy-winning musician Imogen Heap on the tabla at a gig at Blue Frog in Mumbai in November. This series of performances in November concluded with a collaborative performance of mainstream Bollywood songs with music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman at a concert in Mumbai. 

Karsh Kale chosen to be part of The Dewarists by Dewar’s TV series
Karsh Kale was chosen to be on a brand new music documentary-cum-travelogue TV series The Dewarists by Dewar’s in December, that saw two or more artists compose a new track – a potent mix of each artist’s sensibilities. Karsh collaborated with Sopana Sangeetham musician, Hari Govind and guitarist Baiju Dharmajan in Kerala for this episode.

DJ Cheb I Sabbah’s tribute album will feature four tracks by Karsh Kale
World-renowned DJ Cheb I Sabbah’s tribute album will feature four tracks by Karsh Kaleincluding a remix of a Kailash Kher track and collaboration with Nitin Sawhney and Natacha Atlas. The collaborative track is a fusion of Spanish flamenco, Marathi lavani style-percussion and Atlas’ neo-Middle Eastern sound.

About Karsh Kale

In the past 12 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, live performer and DJ, Karsh has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation. His body of work has been cause for fans and critics alike to claim Kale as a pioneer and a trail blazer, not only opening doors for his own career but for an entire scene to emerge in the world of electronica and fusion music. Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator and a world-renowned tabla player and musician, exploring the worlds of electronica, Indian classical music, rock, jazz fusion and hip hop which have led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe. Kale continues to reinvent his ever-evolving sound and has established himself as one of the worlds most sought after fusion artists.

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