How much amount will you get on EPF withdrawal

When I got my EPF amount in my bank account, I was not sure whether its the right amount I claim. I have got the amount in 2 portions so I thought one would be the employee's contribution and the other would be employer's. But that way the calculations didn't match. Its only after a day of many failed attempts that I could match my amount correctly with my calculation. And what a joy it was! I got... more

A Beautiful Parent-Child Relationship

I have grown up watching the famous TV serial "Udaan". It has remained one of my very favourite serials. Watching its DVD recently, I took notice of something which did not touch my concerns previously. Although parenting is not really the theme of this serial, yet there are some scenes which really made me think as a parent. Below are three clips from the serial, each focusing on parent-child ... more

Batuta Ka Joota - Sarveshwardayal Saxena (सर्वेश्वरदयाल सक्सेना)

Ibn Battuta (AD 1304 to 1368) was a Moroccan Muslim scholar and traveller who is known for the interesting accounts of his travels and excursions. He is considered one of the greatest travellers of all time, his journeys lasting for a period of nearly thirty years. He journeyed more than 121,000 km, a figure unsurpassed by any individual explorer until the coming of the Steam Age some 450 years ... more

PF withdrawal process - Form 19 (EPF) & Form 10C (EPS)

When I applied for withdrawal of PF/EPF from my last company, it took me some time to understand the process. To make it easy for you, here are the step-by-step instructions for PF withdrawal. more

My Password Manager - KeePassX

Managing plenty of different passwords is a task in itself given the limitations of our memory and the multitude of password policies that different sites enforce. We tend to simplify this task either by writing down all the passwords in a notebook or by reusing same passwords over and over again. Both these approaches are risky. In the first case, there is a risk of someone spying on your ... more


Chandamama is another children oriented magazine imparting valuable educational literature in the form of its stories and tales. It is famous for its never ending stories of Vikram-Vetala and its comics on Jataka Tales and Arabian Nights. The magazine is relevant for children of age group 10+. For junior ones there is "Junior Chandamama" which is published for kids of age 4+ and has contents like ... more


Champak is one of the largest read children's magazine in the country. I still remember how much I loved that magazine as a kid. Published in 8 languages, Champak is a bouquet of short stories, comic strips, puzzles, brain teasers and jokes that sets the child's imagination free. When I looked at its online edition today, I was overjoyed to see that the beauty of this magazine is still intact even... more

Gaadi me saanp - kaka hathrasi (काका हाथरसी )

A wonderfully expressive recitation of Kaka hathrasi's poem by a 7 year old child. He is dressed as Kaka hathrasi and recites the poem in kaka's style. His rhythm of poem and along with it his acting makes it very interesting.

A simple and entertaining poem! Watch the video to listen to this beautiful poem and recitation. more

Quotes for Teachers

Someone who can always chase a little cloud away
and add a bit of fun,
a ray of sun to every day,
Someone who is so glad to share,
so glad to help & give & care,
adds something very special to the world.
"Thankyou Teacher" more


Nandan provides a mix of traditional and modern stories, poems, interactive columns, interesting facts and many educative columns, leading to wholesome development of children. It keeps them abreast with our cultural ethos, exposes them to latest happenings in and around world and engages them into numerous fun activities, shaping their mind and behavior in a positive way. The magazine is relevant... more