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The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care - FAQsWe at Medimanage.com are pleased to inform you of the stupendous success achieved by the recently launched e-book on baby care titled ‘The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care’- a Medimanage.com initiative. This book can be personalized, downloaded or gifted to your near and dear ones for free from here!

 

1200+ downloads in a day - Thank you !

 

Following is a list of general FAQs regarding the download of the e-book, we hope these will answer all your queries.

Common Queries on the Download:

1. Why is a Login Access required to download the Book?

There are various instances where download requests could fail, due to a time-out or a pop-up blocker etc. The login helps us in saving your customized book under your login (explained in detail below)

2. I got "time out" error/Blank Page/Pop-up Blocker while trying to download the Book. How do I retrieve the Book?

In case you have got a Time Out/Blank Page/Pop-up Blocker after you clicked on Download e-Book, as mentioned above, we have saved the book under your login. Here's how you retrieve the book through your login.


Take the following steps:

- Log on to http://www.medimanage.com

- Click on the Login button on the top right

- Login with your username and password.


If you see the Member Central Dashboard:

a.  In the Left Panel, under Download Central – there is a link for Download Baby Care e-Book.
b.  This will take you the My Page
c.  Click the My Activities or My Purchases Tab.
d.  Click on the Link “The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care”. The book should start downloading.

If this does not work,

In case Internet Explorer : Right Click and select “Save Target As”.

In case of Mozilla : Right Click and select “Save Link As”.


In case you see My Page:
a.    Click the My Activities or My Purchases Tab.
b.    Click on the Link “The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care”.

If this does not work:

In case Internet Explorer  : Right Click and select “Save Target As”.

In case of Mozilla : Right Click and select “Save Link As”. 


3.  I saw the Insurance Store Page several times, after I provided my login information.
Sincere Apologies. You experienced a technical bug here. We have rectified the same. Request you to try downloading the book again we assure you that you will not find this error. Click here to download the book again.

4. I got a Server Error while downloading the Baby Care e-Book. 

Sincere Apologies. You experienced a technical bug here. We have rectified the same. Request you to try downloading the book again. We assure you that you will not find this error. Click here to download the book again.

5. Can you send the e-Book as an attachment.
It would be physically difficult for us to email each personalized book to your respective email addresses. As mentioned above, in case your download has failed, in most cases, the e-Book would have been saved under your Login. In case your Access Rights don't allow you to download the e-Book, request you to download the e-Book from an alternative computer (your personal computer, cyber-cafe's etc.) Lastly, we would request you to download the e-Book once again. We have tried our best to prevent any technical bug possible.

NOTE: You need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to be able to download/view your e-Book.

Thanks for the interest shown in the e-Book. Do send in your feedback/suggestions/inputs to the magazine@medimanage.com.

A very thought provoking inspirational video, about grit and attitude against the most difficult constraints.

Click on the link to know more about Nick Vujicic

In the Internet Age, we live in, kids are exposed to information without any boundaries, which makes it very difficult for children to classify right from wrong. Sex Education hence is very crucial, specially in a country like India.

We came across this great and very practical slideshow on Sex Education for Kids by Dr. Anjali Malpani. Though it is very long, it covering a broad dimension of the challenges parents face, while educating their kids, makes it worth your time.

Hope this was useful. Do post your feedback, in the comments section below

Many people don't know how 'How Health Insurance works'. Here is an amazing video describing how Health Insurance works in a very simple way. Have a look!

 

KS Sankar , 24. December 2009, 18:38

Vishwas was all smiles and pumped up when I bumped into him at the Coffee Shop. No, not because of the pleasure of seeing me. Here goes the story:

With a broad grin, he opened his bag and produced a cheque that he actually flaunted.

More than the 6 figure premium amount that was written in the cheque, what was exciting him was the signature on the cheque. It was of M, the famous film personality.

‘M has purchased a huge property in Ooty and this is the premium to cover that property’ he said. And kind of fell silent for a minute, saviouring his moment – handling M’s insurance!

The talk turned to how the profile of film personalities have changed over the years, how, even professionals like doctors and engineers are now shining as film stars. And how, as much as professionals like doctors get into films, the film personalities are also increasingly becoming more professional about what they do with their money – investing prudently for future years.

I was reminiscing – recalling several names of stars of yester years who, once out of limelight, fell from the lap of luxury and actually ended up spending the later years of their lives in abject poverty.

“The mistake they made was that, when they were wealthy, they thought their wealth is permanent”, I said.

Vishwas suddenly turned serious.

“Do you realize it is not just the rich and famous who make this kind of mistake?” he asked.

I was puzzled. “Oh, come on.. If I am not rich to begin with, where is the question of me losing my wealth?”

Vishwas continued to be intriguing:

“Is wealth the only important thing?” he continued.

“Don’t most of us make the same mistake when it comes to health? I mean, just because they are healthy today, don’t we have a lot of people who live under the illusion that their present good health is permanent, and do not provide for indifferent health through a decent Health Insurance? I think instead of making these stories of the ‘once rich, since poor’ discussions over coffee, we should take the learning to those people who think their good health is permanent – make them realize nothing is permanent, and help them get a proper Health Insurance. I am sure that is a more meaningful thing to do than insuring M’s property.”

Vishwas abruptly picked up his bag and was gone in a jiffy, leaving me wondering, like always after any interaction with him, how insightful he is!

Content Team , 15. December 2009, 18:53

UNICEF has come out with an amazing video on maternal mortality awareness. The video is worth watching and spreading. Have a look!

Forbes India did a very nice article where Sri Sri Ravisankar answers questions of some large corporate honchos on How to go beyond Wealth creation. Questions were asked by Harsh Mariwala, Venugopal Dhoot, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

Here's the extract of the article


Sri Sri RavisankarWhen every breath of your body is focussed on creating wealth it takes an infinity to realise the expanse of the breath itself. Journeys across such an abstract expanse need a guide whose spiritual GPS is never offline. But then Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a man of God like no other. His powerful innovation of Sudarshan Kriya from the ancient system of Pranayam has calmed many a burdened mind.


It is hard to combine the commanding heights of spirituality with the mundane lowlands of everyday practical living the way Sri Sri has managed to do. So when a club of extremely wealthy men of practical world needed to understand how to go beyond all the wealth, Sri Sri was the obvious choice.


We seemed to have hit the hot button because questions from men of Mammon flowed freely. To make sure the answers had depth, we picked four questions that seemed to be most fundamental and intricate. But that was till Sri Sri answered them; after that they were blindingly obvious.


Harsh Mariwala
Chairman & MD, Marico Industries

  • We are realising more and more that society has a significant stake and role to play in the growth of every individual and organisation. It then follows that some part of the wealth built by the individual or organisation owes its origin to society. In a steady state scenario, this issue may not be difficult to sort out — one could follow the Islamic Zakat approach and give a fixed percentage to charity or to society. But when it comes to estate planning or leaving behind a legacy through a will, there would arise a question, where your guidance and views will be enlightening. What proportion of a rich person’s wealth should one bequeath to society?”


A: The Dharmashastras advise a man to divide wealth in five portions:

  • One portion is used for spiritual and religious purposes.
  • One portion for charity and society.
  • One portion for the growth of the wealth.
  • One portion for oneself and one’s own comforts.
  • One portion for one’s family.


The most intelligent thing would be to undertake all the charitable works during one’s lifetime itself. However, when you write a will with the wealth that is left to you, definitely give a substantial portion for charitable work.

Venugopal Dhoot

Chairman & MD, Videocon

 

 

What is the best contribution one can make to a better society? Make billions, spend billions, or give away billions?


A: The best way is to do both: To make billions, spend a little less, save the rest and give away!
Twenty percent of your earnings should be earmarked for charity. However, charity should be self-sustainable. That is, it should create more wealth rather than perpetuating the cycle of poverty and dependence. In this sense, the best form of charity would be providing quality education for children and more importantly, building a good character in them.


In the 11th chapter of the Bhagawad Gita, Lord Krishna said, “Win the war with enemies and enjoy a prosperous empire.” How can a businessman be altruistic and yet follow this piece of advice? Is there a way to resolve this riddle?


Krishna’s advice was not for a recluse, but addressed to a prince. The Gita should not be dismissed as a text for people who are not in the world. In fact, the Gita is of no use for people who are retiring from the world. The entire Bhagavad Gita is focused on the prince who had to shoulder a huge responsibility, encounter complex situations and solve complicated human relations to make the country productive. Any business empire has to perform all these functions: They have to manage human resources; resolve conflicts.


One cannot be emotional and say: “I don’t want to compete with anybody. The world of business is always a struggle — a fight. Your weapons are speculation, bidding, negotiation, branding, marketing, pricing, innovation etc. These are the weapons for you to fight the business wars and you should fight it to your complete satisfaction. If it does not turn out to be viable, naturally you lose your fight. (Non-viability, heavy competition, lack of HR, labour problems)


You can’t do business with a charitable mindset. Charity and business should be kept separate altogether. However when it comes to enjoying the fruits of your business, you should have a charitable mind. You must keep aside a portion for charity.

Analjit Singh

Chairman & MD, Max India


If one has faith and believes God exists, how important is it to pray, meditate, etc.?


A: Prayer is asking God what you want for yourself or thanking Him for what you have received. Meditation is listening to God’s will. If you believe in God, then you will definitely want to connect and communicate with Him. The way to communicate with Him is through prayer
and meditation.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Partner, RaRe Enterprises


“My principles in life are as follows:

  • All spirituality lies in our deeds and empathy towards others.
  • All deeds should be with practical integrity and means should be more important than the ends.
  • More than anything else in life, I work for a sense of achievement, which I judge and am not bothered about what others think.
  • I have far lesser wealth than people think, but far more than I need. Wealth also has a purpose in life.
  • I realise that all things in life including wealth, success and beauty are transient and temporary. Therefore I never take them for granted, nor am I overwhelmed or over-influenced by them.
  • The divine is the giver of all wealth, and along with the wealth, has cast upon us a responsibility that as far as possible must be used for a good purpose.


I would seek your divine views and thoughts on my beliefs and principles of life.


A: What you have mentioned are some moral and ethical values. Spirituality is recognising that you are a part of the universal spirit and that there is no ‘Other’. Spirituality is recognising the truth that a Divine Power is managing the creation and your own life. No doubt integrity, charity, compassion etc. are all virtues which are essential by-products of spirituality. How calm and dynamic you are at the same time, how compassionate and shrewd you are at the same time indicates the depths of your spirituality.


When every breath of your body is focussed on creating wealth it takes an infinity to realise the expanse of the breath itself. Journeys across such an abstract expanse need a guide whose spiritual GPS is never offline. But then Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a man of God like no other. His powerful innovation of Sudarshan Kriya from the ancient system of Pranayam has calmed many a burdened mind.


It is hard to combine the commanding heights of spirituality with the mundane lowlands of everyday practical living the way Sri Sri has managed to do. So when a club of extremely wealthy men of practical world needed to understand how to go beyond all the wealth, Sri Sri was the obvious choice.


We seemed to have hit the hot button because questions from men of Mammon flowed freely. To make sure the answers had depth, we picked four questions that seemed to be most fundamental and intricate. But that was till Sri Sri answered them; after that they were blindingly obvious.


Harsh Mariwala
Chairman & MD, Marico Industries

  • We are realising more and more that society has a significant stake and role to play in the growth of every individual and organisation. It then follows that some part of the wealth built by the individual or organisation owes its origin to society. In a steady state scenario, this issue may not be difficult to sort out — one could follow the Islamic Zakat approach and give a fixed percentage to charity or to society. But when it comes to estate planning or leaving behind a legacy through a will, there would arise a question, where your guidance and views will be enlightening. What proportion of a rich person’s wealth should one bequeath to society?”


A: The Dharmashastras advise a man to divide wealth in five portions:

  • One portion is used for spiritual and religious purposes.
  • One portion for charity and society.
  • One portion for the growth of the wealth.
  • One portion for oneself and one’s own comforts.
  • One portion for one’s family.


The most intelligent thing would be to undertake all the charitable works during one’s lifetime itself. However, when you write a will with the wealth that is left to you, definitely give a substantial portion for charitable work.

Venugopal Dhoot

Chairman & MD, Videocon

 

 

What is the best contribution one can make to a better society? Make billions, spend billions, or give away billions?


A: The best way is to do both: To make billions, spend a little less, save the rest and give away!
Twenty percent of your earnings should be earmarked for charity. However, charity should be self-sustainable. That is, it should create more wealth rather than perpetuating the cycle of poverty and dependence. In this sense, the best form of charity would be providing quality education for children and more importantly, building a good character in them.


In the 11th chapter of the Bhagawad Gita, Lord Krishna said, “Win the war with enemies and enjoy a prosperous empire.” How can a businessman be altruistic and yet follow this piece of advice? Is there a way to resolve this riddle?


Krishna’s advice was not for a recluse, but addressed to a prince. The Gita should not be dismissed as a text for people who are not in the world. In fact, the Gita is of no use for people who are retiring from the world. The entire Bhagavad Gita is focused on the prince who had to shoulder a huge responsibility, encounter complex situations and solve complicated human relations to make the country productive. Any business empire has to perform all these functions: They have to manage human resources; resolve conflicts.


One cannot be emotional and say: “I don’t want to compete with anybody. The world of business is always a struggle — a fight. Your weapons are speculation, bidding, negotiation, branding, marketing, pricing, innovation etc. These are the weapons for you to fight the business wars and you should fight it to your complete satisfaction. If it does not turn out to be viable, naturally you lose your fight. (Non-viability, heavy competition, lack of HR, labour problems)


You can’t do business with a charitable mindset. Charity and business should be kept separate altogether. However when it comes to enjoying the fruits of your business, you should have a charitable mind. You must keep aside a portion for charity.

Analjit Singh

Chairman & MD, Max India


If one has faith and believes God exists, how important is it to pray, meditate, etc.?


A: Prayer is asking God what you want for yourself or thanking Him for what you have received. Meditation is listening to God’s will. If you believe in God, then you will definitely want to connect and communicate with Him. The way to communicate with Him is through prayer
and meditation.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Partner, RaRe Enterprises


“My principles in life are as follows:

  • All spirituality lies in our deeds and empathy towards others.
  • All deeds should be with practical integrity and means should be more important than the ends.
  • More than anything else in life, I work for a sense of achievement, which I judge and am not bothered about what others think.
  • I have far lesser wealth than people think, but far more than I need. Wealth also has a purpose in life.
  • I realise that all things in life including wealth, success and beauty are transient and temporary. Therefore I never take them for granted, nor am I overwhelmed or over-influenced by them.
  • The divine is the giver of all wealth, and along with the wealth, has cast upon us a responsibility that as far as possible must be used for a good purpose.


I would seek your divine views and thoughts on my beliefs and principles of life.


A: What you have mentioned are some moral and ethical values. Spirituality is recognising that you are a part of the universal spirit and that there is no ‘Other’. Spirituality is recognising the truth that a Divine Power is managing the creation and your own life. No doubt integrity, charity, compassion etc. are all virtues which are essential by-products of spirituality. How calm and dynamic you are at the same time, how compassionate and shrewd you are at the same time indicates the depths of your spirituality.

Content Team , 20. November 2009, 19:33

Laughter relives stress, laughter improves the mood and laughter helps you enjoy the life to the fullest. Laughter is the best medicine to stay healthy. If laughter can help you to stay healthy then why not laugh and spread happiness?? The video below is an attempt to spread the happiness through laughter or a simple smile and stay healthy. Enjoy the video and spread the same Smile

Question:

I was deputed to a joint venture (JV) by my parent company. It was the practice at the parent company that medical expenses of employees were directly reimbursed by the employer. But in the JV company, they took a group mediclaim policy instead of reimbursement of medical expenses. After the completion of my stint with the JV, the parent company called me back. I am still in service. I had to undergo treatment immediately after I left the JV company. Since the group insurance policy was in force, I utilised it and the insurance company settled the claim, too, after due verification.

The insurer sent the cheque to the JV company for onward payment to me. On receiving it, the JV company sent me a letter, questioning my right to group mediclaim when I am not in service with them. I replied that I am still in the service of the company, the JV is still in force and if it intended to not continue the facility for me, why had it not deleted my name?

Meanwhile, the JV tried to return the cheque to the insurance company, which says it is a valid claim, duly discharged. To make any claims from the parent company, I would need original bills, which are with the insurer. What is the way out for me?

Answer:

Under a group insurance policy, a claim can be rejected only if there is a clause that the employee has to be in service for lodging a claim. In most policies, the claim gets paid even if the person is no longer working with the company. Hence, the option now available is to request the JV company to pay the proceeds of the claim to you for the expenses incurred by you. Or, you can request it to return the claim cheque to the insurer and then they should obtain the original bills and receipts from the insurer to enable you to claim from your parent company.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/insurance-kamesh-goyal/376133/

 

 
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