Vijay Padiyar's Website http://www.vijaypadiyar.in Raves, rants, experiences, opinions and ideas. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:55:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 69456049 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/http://www.vijaypadiyar.inhttp://sites.google.com/site/vijaypadiyar/logo.pngVijay Padiyar's Website How to File ITR-1 and ITR-2 Online (AY 2017-18) http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/PISO8mKMZxw/how-to-file-itr-1-itr-2-online-2017 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/07/how-to-file-itr-1-itr-2-online-2017#respond Sun, 30 Jul 2017 19:12:40 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=6366 The procedure to file ITR-1 and ITR-2 online this year is extremely similar to that of last year. Therefore, this year I will not be repeating the entire procedure but simply direct you to my blog posts of previous years that cover these procedures. How to File ITR-1: http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2016 How to File ITR-2: http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/how-to-file-itr2-online-2016 The only notable additions to last ...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/PISO8mKMZxw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/07/how-to-file-itr-1-itr-2-online-2017/feed 0 6366 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/07/how-to-file-itr-1-itr-2-online-2017 How to Pay Property Tax Online in Bengaluru (2017-18) http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/WSceMShx6VY/how-to-pay-property-tax-online-in-bengaluru-2017 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/04/how-to-pay-property-tax-online-in-bengaluru-2017#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:53:39 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=6129 For payment of property tax for 2017-18, BBMP has further simplified and refined its new property tax portal launched just last year. The procedure to pay property tax has been vastly simplified from last year with just a single page form with minimal user inputs required to pay the property tax.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/WSceMShx6VY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/04/how-to-pay-property-tax-online-in-bengaluru-2017/feed 95 6129 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/04/how-to-pay-property-tax-online-in-bengaluru-2017 How to Get an E-Ration Card in Bengaluru http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/DHEYxDJLGxo/how-to-get-e-ration-card-in-bengaluru http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/01/how-to-get-e-ration-card-in-bengaluru#comments Sat, 07 Jan 2017 21:32:18 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=6097 The Government of Karnataka has once again revamped the online Ration Card application process and linked it to the Aadhaar card. This blog post explains the process to apply online for a Ration Card using the new portal.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/DHEYxDJLGxo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/01/how-to-get-e-ration-card-in-bengaluru/feed 38 6097 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2017/01/how-to-get-e-ration-card-in-bengaluru Massive Investments Needed in Public Transport in Bengaluru http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/U69HPzxSZs4/massive-investments-needed-in-public-transport http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/09/massive-investments-needed-in-public-transport#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2016 20:22:04 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=6020 An overpopulated country like India cannot afford a private vehicle driven transport solution. The sooner our public and policy makers realise this, the less pain all of us will collectively need to endure. And given that we in Bengaluru and other Indian metros are already enduring a significant amount of pain, it's incredible that we are still refusing to learn our lessons.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/U69HPzxSZs4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/09/massive-investments-needed-in-public-transport/feed 2 6020 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/09/massive-investments-needed-in-public-transport Meaning & Taxation of RSUs, ESOPs and ESPPs http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/Wh_10qHjzDU/meaning-taxation-of-rsus-esops-and-espps http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/meaning-taxation-of-rsus-esops-and-espps#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:56:03 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5986 Many companies these days are using RSUs, ESOPs and ESPPs to reward as well as retain employees these days. In this blog post I will explain what RSUs, ESOPs and ESPPs are as well as the taxation aspects of them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/Wh_10qHjzDU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/meaning-taxation-of-rsus-esops-and-espps/feed 23 5986 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/meaning-taxation-of-rsus-esops-and-espps How to File ITR-2 or ITR-2A Online (AY 2016-17) http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/_KWAFkftcrk/how-to-file-itr2-online-2016 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/how-to-file-itr2-online-2016#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:13:26 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5975 This blog post explains how to file ITR-2 or ITR-2A tax return forms online. These forms must be used by those who have one or more of income from salary, interest income, capital gains, foreign assets, etc.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/_KWAFkftcrk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/how-to-file-itr2-online-2016/feed 60 5975 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/how-to-file-itr2-online-2016 How to File Your Income Tax Returns Online (AY 2016-17) http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/yfHseihUJno/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2016 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2016#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:42:20 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5966 This blog post explains how to file your income tax return online for the Financial Year 2015-16 (Assessment Year 2016-17) with emphasis on filing the ITR-1 form.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/yfHseihUJno" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2016/feed 3 5966 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2016 Alternate Proposal for Bengaluru Airport Signal-Free Corridor http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/hhMsML5mi2o/alternate-proposal-bengaluru-airport-signal-free-corridor http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/alternate-proposal-bengaluru-airport-signal-free-corridor#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:09:23 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5950 I was shocked and dismayed to hear that the BDA and Govt. of Karnataka are planning to spend well over Rs. 1000 crore on a single signal-free corridor. Here is my alternate low-cost proposal for a signal-free corridor between Chalukya circle and Hebbal flyover.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/hhMsML5mi2o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/alternate-proposal-bengaluru-airport-signal-free-corridor/feed 1 5950 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/07/alternate-proposal-bengaluru-airport-signal-free-corridor Letter to Shri Jayant Sinha (MoS, Finance) to Revisit Section 194-IA http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/MYrZzJrjGdY/revisit-section-194-ia http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/05/revisit-section-194-ia#comments Wed, 11 May 2016 20:51:09 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5916 My letter to Hon&#8217;ble Minister of State for Finance Shri Jayant Sinha on the need to relook at Section 194-IA of the Income Tax Act which levies a 1% TDS on all property purchases above Rs. 50 lakhs and puts the onus of paying the same on home buyers rather than the sellers. This has proved to be a nightmare ...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/MYrZzJrjGdY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/05/revisit-section-194-ia/feed 1 5916 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/05/revisit-section-194-ia Road Trip to Leh & Ladakh http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/24P4EVEfGow/road-trip-to-leh-ladakh http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/04/road-trip-to-leh-ladakh#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 21:04:49 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5608 Me and a friend did a road trip to Leh and Ladakh from Chandigarh in August 2013. The trip lasted 10 days and we covered both the famous Manali-Leh highway on our way to Leh as well as the Srinagar-Leh highway on our way back to Chandigarh.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/24P4EVEfGow" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/04/road-trip-to-leh-ladakh/feed 4 5608 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/04/road-trip-to-leh-ladakh How to Pay Property Tax Online in Bengaluru (2016-17) http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/cpBFFLTzAXA/how-to-pay-property-tax-online-in-bengaluru http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/04/how-to-pay-property-tax-online-in-bengaluru#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:42:08 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5776 In this blog post, I explain how to pay your Property Tax online in a matter of minutes. This is an updated version of my earlier article, revised for the new Property Tax website launched by the BBMP in 2016.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/cpBFFLTzAXA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/04/how-to-pay-property-tax-online-in-bengaluru/feed 581 5776 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2016/04/how-to-pay-property-tax-online-in-bengaluru How to File Your Income Tax Returns Online (AY 2015-16) http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/ZlPJZs5_uQA/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2015 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/08/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2015#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 23:41:39 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5650 Income tax return filing season is here. This article explains how to file your income tax returns online for AY 2015-16.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/ZlPJZs5_uQA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/08/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2015/feed 23 5650 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/08/how-to-file-income-tax-returns-online-2015 Xiaomi Mi 4i Review http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/ONJKUmIKs80/xiaomi-mi-4i-review http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/07/xiaomi-mi-4i-review#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:13:42 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5606 The Xiaomi Mi 4i phone is an excellent budget offering designed specially for India by Xiaomi. The Mi 4i stoked the same expectations as the Mi 3 thanks to its competitive pricing coupled with high end specs. The following is my review of the Mi 4i based on a few weeks of usage.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/ONJKUmIKs80" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/07/xiaomi-mi-4i-review/feed 1 5606 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/07/xiaomi-mi-4i-review How to Choose a CCTV System for Home & Office http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/BWELMEvtIDA/cctv-installation-tips http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/05/cctv-installation-tips#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 21:10:10 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5521 CCTV systems are becoming more and more commonplace, with both public entities and private societies and individuals increasingly opting for them. Having recently installed a CCTV system in our apartment, I thought of sharing some pointers that will help the readers make a more informed choice.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/BWELMEvtIDA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/05/cctv-installation-tips/feed 32 5521 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/05/cctv-installation-tips How to Apply for a Passport Online http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/sW5PXK3aFt8/how-to-apply-for-passport-online http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/04/how-to-apply-for-passport-online#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:48:52 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5492 Applying for a Passport has become a very easy process in India nowadays. The entire application process, including making the payment and scheduling the appointment, has been driven online.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/sW5PXK3aFt8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/04/how-to-apply-for-passport-online/feed 2 5492 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/04/how-to-apply-for-passport-online How to Choose a Health Insurance Policy http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/TZnrYPKi0l8/how-to-choose-health-insurance-policy http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/03/how-to-choose-health-insurance-policy#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:09:28 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5471 A health insurance policy provides a vital protection against any unforeseen medical expenses that may strike you. And going by the skyrocketing medical costs these days, this is one decision that should not be postponed.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/TZnrYPKi0l8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/03/how-to-choose-health-insurance-policy/feed 3 5471 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/03/how-to-choose-health-insurance-policy How to Get a Marriage Certificate in Bangalore http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/vEAdlXNWUYk/how-to-get-marriage-certificate-in-bangalore http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/01/how-to-get-marriage-certificate-in-bangalore#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:28:39 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5448 Getting a Marriage Certificate has become quite hassle-free in Bangalore these days. The following is the procedure to get a Marriage Certificate without paying a single Rupee as a bribe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/vEAdlXNWUYk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/01/how-to-get-marriage-certificate-in-bangalore/feed 175 5448 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2015/01/how-to-get-marriage-certificate-in-bangalore Apple Discriminating Against Indian Customers? http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/NACSzDOdDM4/apple-discriminating-against-indian-customers http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/09/apple-discriminating-against-indian-customers#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:39:24 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5359 Apparently Apple believes it's okay to adhere to a lower standard of customer service in India as compared to the US and other countries, even though they charge the same prices for their products sold here.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/NACSzDOdDM4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/09/apple-discriminating-against-indian-customers/feed 4 5359 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/09/apple-discriminating-against-indian-customers How to Make Mac OS X More Like Windows http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/tQyvfd48xEs/make-mac-osx-more-like-windows http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/08/make-mac-osx-more-like-windows#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:32:08 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5349 Having used Windows all my life, it was a bit of a struggle initially to cope with the very different environment of the Mac OS X operating system. Moreover, it was frustrating to note that some very basic features that we take for granted on a Windows system were not there on the Mac OS X. Here are some useful free add-ons that bring some of the useful Windows features to the Mac.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/tQyvfd48xEs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/08/make-mac-osx-more-like-windows/feed 6 5349 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/08/make-mac-osx-more-like-windows How to Get a Ration Card in Bangalore (New Process) http://feeds.vijaypadiyar.in/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~3/WdGSKW8Pqc8/how-to-get-ration-card-in-bangalore-new-process http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/07/how-to-get-ration-card-in-bangalore-new-process#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:46:35 +0000 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/?p=5290 After the previous online application portal for Ration Cards was deactivated by the Govt. of Karnataka, a new SMS-based application system has been put in place for applying for a Ration Card.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/VijayPadiyarsWebsite/~4/WdGSKW8Pqc8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/07/how-to-get-ration-card-in-bangalore-new-process/feed 39 5290 http://www.vijaypadiyar.in/blog/2014/07/how-to-get-ration-card-in-bangalore-new-process