Best options to tranfer money abroad

Recently stumbled on a very neat solution which compares pretty much all the options available in the market to transfer money from country to country and then produces a list of the best sites at real time. The market is flooded with options and you will be shocked to see that a good option on a particular day does not remain the same on the next day.

Firstly I would like to clearly callout this is not a paid review. Something I found really helpful and believe it help a lot of students or people who need to transfer for savings, maintenance or medical purposes.

“Monito is a comparison tool that enables people to find, compare and review money transfer services”

Factors that influence money tranfer at real time

  • Total cost
  • Fees
  • Margin on the exchange rate

Monito search engine compares all the options and simply presents a neat view of the best options to tranfer money abroad and funny enough they do not transfer money at all and just give you links to the site.

Over and above they clearly call out the pesky promo codes which you need to hunt for ages. In short you are armed with the best options and this did save me a good amount of money and made me understand that the market.

A little sneak peak of the site –

Example : UK to India Transfer worth 1000 GBP

Other interesting views provided –



Best Rated

Best Rate

They are already covering 154 countries and over 300 providers which is a massive amount of content and value.

With their experience in the industry, they have launched the Monito Score, a composite evaluation based on 56 criteria organized in seven categories:

  • Fees & Exchange Rates
  • Ease of use
  • Credibility & Security
  • Service & Coverage
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Customer support
  • Transparency

I must say I am simply in love with the solution they have delivered and very inspiring. Please do make use of it.

Money Transfer Promo Codes / Free Cash Offers

Referral Links which will give you a kick start for your tranfers with some free cash to start with.

Click on the links to get started

Terms and Conditions of the rewards are as per the money transfer sites and could change.

World Remit – Once you’ve sent 100 GBP using the above link, you’ll be emailed a 20 GBP WorldRemit voucher code

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Love is Blind

How did I find the show ?

I stumbled upon this intriguing reality tv show on Netflix. At first I did not think it was such a great concept. I still don’t. It sounded like pretty much any other arranged marriage in India.

As I write this article, the show rates a 73% on rotten tomatoes and a very good 6 on IMDB.

What was my initial reaction ?

Love is Blind starts off with many people getting to know each other through a wall. People were writing notes of what they liked and disliked about a particular person.

All Matt Barnett wanted was to find that one fish in the sea.

This show actually kicked off and grabbed my attention after a guy named Barnett came into the picture who seemed to fall for 3 girls at the same time.

At one point he almost he asked Jessica to marry him, only to dump her in the next episode.

Within 2-3 episodes all the guys who ended proposing went on to continue to the next part of the show (apparently the interesting few couples).

The format of the show has a very interesting make or break scene for all couples at the altar (and yes in front of priest and family as well).

Jessica Batten was one of the standout contestants

The highlight of the show was Jessica getting drunk and all over place including hitting on Barnett while her fiance Mark was around. Probably Jessica should best be coupled up a bottle of wine.

It is interesting to note that this show was shot a year and a half back. The show ends up with couples getting serious and taking the plunge. Thankfully they are still married today.

The last episode is a reunion episode (in the recent past, nearly a year after the start) which gives you a sneak peak as to how things are still going. There are certainly few surprises where broken hearts have mended and come together.

An ideal show for your COVID 19 lockdown inteanary and even more apt to talk to your neighbor across the wall and emerge as a budding couple at the end of this pandemic (hopefully soon).

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Corona virus in Mumbai : How to tackle the virus ?

How to tackle the virus ?

Call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness
People at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Still, I am experiencing high temperature, flu like symptoms, and I’m afraid I might have the coronavirus infection. What should I do?

First of all, please remain calm and do not panic. If you have travelled internationally, or have come in contact with someone who has, please get yourself tested immediately at Kasturba Hospital.

Address: Sane Guruji Marg, Arya Nagar,



Maharashtra 400034, India

Google maps link:
Test duration: Upto 3 hours (since 24 samples are tested).
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Reports: The test reports are made available in 24 hours.

First Appellate Officer
Dr. Shri. Shantaram B. Naik
Joint Executive Health Officer
Phone: 24134560 Ext. 321
Public Health Department,
F/ South Ward Office Building, 2 nd Floor,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road Parel,
Mumbai- 400 012

Public Information Officer:
Dr.Shri. Chandrakant P. Pawar
Medical Superintendent
Phone: 23027700 Ext. 769
Kasturba Hospital
Sane Guruji Marg,
Mumbai – 400 011

What are the facilities at the hospital ?

For suspected COVID-19 cases, Kasturba Hospital has the following facilities:


• Isolation ward in OPD 9

• 28 beds in Room No. 30

• 4 dedicated isolation rooms

• 4 ventilators

• 4 multi para-monitors

Where else could I get tested ?

As per the MCGM website, additionally,

SRL Diagnostics

You can located a branch here. ( Toll Free 1800 22 2000 )

Metropolis Labs

You can located a branch here.

are the private laboratories that are providing diagnostic tests for COVID-19.

However the websites are not featuring that information.

Whom do I contact for additional information ?

Citizens may contact the BMC helpline 1916 where specially trained staff and a medical officer will tend to their queries.

What measures has the BMC undertaken to prepare for the COVID-19 outbreak?

As a preventive measure, the BMC has readied OPD facilities, isolation ward facilities, ventilators and multi para-monitors at Kasturba Hospital. HBT Trauma Care Hospital, Kurla Bhabha Hospital, Bandra Bhabha Hospital, Rajawadi Hospital are also preparing isolation wards. The BMC has also procured the essential relief medication for suspected patients and sufficient quantities of preventive N95 masks (for its medical staff)

Helpful Links

Mumbai Municipal Corporation Stop Corona Virus Site

MCGM – Kasturbha Hospital

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