Kayaking for a cause


We pitilessly take clean water from our rivers and come back waste material and industrial waste. If pollution is in alternative facet attributable to urbanisation thousands of lakes and rivers were tuned out into lake/river read roads and flats. we tend to Indians treat rivers as god, therefore it’s necessary to stay those resources clean; and clean water is crucial for hygiene, recreation and association.
So what’s Kayaking? Kayaking is that the use of a kayak for moving across water. A kayak could be a low-to-the-water; canoe-like boat during which the waterman sits facing forward, legs ahead, employing a double-bladed paddle to drag front-to-back on one facet so the opposite in rotation.

“Kayak for a cause” this event is occurring in Chaliyar stream to support conservation of rivers. It’s referred to as “Chaliyar River Challenge” could be a three days and seventy kilometres paddling event, that is initiated by Clean Rivers and expedited by Jellyfish Watersports.

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Why they selected Chaliyar River?

Chaliyar stream or Beypore puzha is that the fourth longest stream in Kerala with a length of 169 kilometre. The speciality of this stream is that it doesn’t get dried up within the drought season. The stream was extensively used for business functions within the 19th-20th century. It originates from the Western Ghats vary at Elambalari Hills within the Wayanad upland. From there, it flows through Malappuram, Kozhikode and it joins into the Lakshadweep ocean.

Chaliyar stream has its own economical significance too, throughout the nineteenth -20th century, this stream was extensively accustomed trade timbers. this can be the sole waterway for carrying timber from the forest areas, that created Calicut together of the foremost necessary timber business centres within the world.

Yearly within the sixties the full stream turned as a malodorous pool of dirty and achromatic water. that is very impure with chemical effluents and unsafe material like mercury. As result the full water body became poison which took the lives of many individuals within the villages around it. It’s all attributable to a manufacturing plant that is closely-held by a number one cluster in Asian nation. As per one survey the Kerala government found that there have been 245 cancer patients within the village, finally within the 2000 they shut their manufacturing plant unit and therefore the four decades of relentless struggle came to associate finish.

Then ahead the lifetime of the stream started returning to traditional. The banks of the stream area unit currently turning into a traveller spot with resorts and with many pleasure water travel yards giving a brand new life and financial gain to the individuals in these villages.

I don’t suppose there’ll be another apt place to conduct this initiative to unfold awareness concerning keeping the rivers clean. I’m attending to be a part of this initiative, be part of with American state and lets kayak with Kaustubh Khade , the person who holds the Limca book of records for solo kayaking in Asian nation and won 2 medals for row at Asian level.

Let’s be a part of it and kayak down a number of the attractive waterways of “God’s own country”. It is not only for the skilled paddler , it is even for the beginners, so checkout the video below and get inspired

“I am participating in the Chaliyar River Challenge activity at AdventureN in association with Jellyfish Watersports”.

Chaliyar River Challenge is a 3 days and 70 kms paddling event in the Chaliyar river organised by a group of professional kayakers. Chaliyar River Challenge aims at promoting the many recreational and adventurous ways this river can be used. It also aims at initiating a connection between the river and youngsters, school children and families. The event will be flagged off from Nilambur on 23rd of September and will conclude at Beypore on 25th of September.

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Get Set Go with New datsun Redi-GO

In case you are wondering what this post is about, it is all about the new upgraded version of DATSUN Go which revolutionized the hatchback category in automobiles.

This is DATSUN REDI-GO which is a result of top notch japnese technology when compact crossover is fused with urban hatchback, offering the best of both worlds.

There are few distinct feastures which catches my eye when I look at this model. They are.

  1. Cool Design
  2. Best ground Clearance
  3. Classy & Comfortable interior
  4. Top Notch mileage


With the sort of forward styling you’d realize on a crossover, the Datsun redi-GO is something extra ordinary. With a good, sturdy stance, you get spectacular space and a flashy angle.
  • Compact & sleek, however aggressive sturdy stance – Created by agile dynamic cabin & sturdy underneath body construction.
  • Smooth and sleek silhouette.
  • Lean & dynamic aspect character lines.
  • Modern however useful driver directed feel. Accentuated by subtle dark & light-weight Gereige coordination.
  • Stylish, sporty, and sensible board.
  • The bit of silver adds a premium attractiveness.

Ground Clearance:

The 185 mm ground clearance is best in class and which is essential for indian roads to deal with obstacles that is part and parcel of the streets.


Inspired by sports cars, the material within your Datsun redi-GO provides an active feel with premium comfort. Bring the complete family, as a result of there’s over enough space for everybody. With seating for 5 beside for baggage, be able to build your method through town beside everybody. The dashboard on your Datsun redi-GO may be a issue of beauty. The digital measuring device provides a contemporary bit, whereas the drive pc keeps you conversant of your current fuel economy.

Datsun redi-GO’s 5-speed manual transmission provides you sleek management, with precise shifting for a a lot ofseamless response to your demands. The compact style of the Datsun redi-GO provides the last word manoeuverability. build a full turn-around with simply a four.7-metre turning radius. Handy for after you end up in an exceedingly tight spot.


The 799cc engine provides a bouncy response and a formidable fuel economy of twenty five.17 km/L. It’s engineered for staying out a lot of and enjoying the road longer. i-SAT (Intelligent Spark automatic Technology) Engine mechanically adjusts spark temporal order in response to fuel quality and power demand. This provides you with a knocking-free, sleek performance.

High strength body shell to soak up impact for rider safety. Strengthened Datsun anatomical structure for optimized Torsional Rigidity and stiffness. Better Frontal Offset Crash performance. UN94 crash performance compliantTechnologically superior suspension. H-shaped torsion beam with double pivot arm offers high stability and cornering performance. The body is supported at additional points – therefore higher handling and additional comfort. Wider read of the road and surroundings. Best -in-class visibility with higher eye purpose. Good read of road and surroundings improves driving confidence and safety.

Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

So why wait!! Pre Book Yours in snapdeal or go to a showroom now !!

My Perfect Vacation

My Idea of Perfect/Ideal Vacation (Yatra) is one where I get out of the normal life and spent my time trekking in Himalayas saying goodbye to social life and connectivity and get one on one with nature and its beauty. I choose Hampta Pass trek in Himachal as my perfect vacation as it is tailor made for those looking to experience the high Himalayan adventure which comprises of pine forests, open meadows, glacial valleys and adventurous crossings  that leaves the heart pumping.

As I have to travel from Chennai and there are no direct Flights/ Trains available to Manali, I have to check the Flight Schedule and choose the one from Chennai to Delhi. I can reduce the time at airport by using  Jet Airways Web check-in . From Delhi I can take Volvos / Car according to my preference and reach the destination.

The Complete Trek Itinerary starts after reaching Manali and it is given as below.

Day 1: Arrival day (Explore Manali)

  • Arrive at Manali any time.
  • Take up a hotel room and stay.
  • Use the evening in Manali for some shopping.

Day 2: Manali to Jobra

  • Take bus from Manali to Jobra.
  • Jobra is an hour away from Manali.Have breakfast at Jobra and start the trek by nine am.
  • The trek starts amidst Maple trees and goes on along the ranee Nala.
  • Take off your shoes and hop across the Rani Nala if you wish to feel the icy cold water.

Day 3: Jobra to Balu Ka Gera

  • The trail stays on the banks of the watercourse for most a part of the day.
  • The initial climb involves a lot of boulder hopping.
  • Walk along the ranee watercourse into a depression dotted with small multi colored flowers till you reach Balu Ka Gera.
  • Balu Ka Gera is a level ground created of the sand and dirt brought down by the watercourse.
  • Pitch your tents and camp at Balu Ka Gera, 11,000 feet above ocean level.

Day 4: Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru via Hampta pass

  • The trail from Balu Ka Gera to Shea Goru is very steep with sharp descent.
  • The trail moves on the watercourse that is lined with flowers which of color yellow and pink.
  • If you trek during summer, you will notice plenty of snow, else you may see many snow patches.
  • There are 2 steep climbs over ridges before you reach Hampta pass.
  • Hampta pass at 14,000 feet is pretty windy and sudden rains or snow additionally cannot be dominated out.
  • The descent to Shea Goru from the pass is slightly tricky. Sliding down the snow may be associate degree possibility.
  • You will reach Shea Goru in couple of hours.
  • Camp overnight beside the watercourse at Shea Goru.

Day 5: Shea Goru to Chatru

  • It is a mild downhill walk to Chatru, with a few tricky sections.
  • The trail continue on the watercourse, and there are few large glacial flows down the mountain aspect
  • Camp at Chatru where few water streams flow through the meadows. Chatru is a beautiful inhabitancy spot with beautiful mountain views.
  • It will take you regarding 4-5 hours to succeed in Chatru from Shea Goru.
  • Camp overnight at Chatru.

Day 6: Departure day (Chatru to Manali)

  • Depart from Chatru to Manali early morning by shared cabs.
  • It will take around 5 hours to reach Manali which mainly depends on the condition of the roads.

Then its Volvo to Delhi and catch a flight to be back home in a week with wonderful memories to cherish for lifetime !!


Lyrics Card – Part 1

There are various quotes about both pictures and music

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything

Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

A picture speaks more than thousand words

I for one feel good music is mostly down the lyrics behind the song. As I was bored laying in the bed wasting my weekend I tried to merge both the powerful lyrics from some of my favorite songs with some awesome pictures.
The result was Boom!!! Magic!!
It yielded some amazing wallpapers with quotes (lyrics card) which I love.

I am sharing some of them here below.


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Do share your comments on it. So I can continue to come up with similar wallpapers

Real men do their own laundry


Last year An Indonesian sports apparel company named Salvo Sports on their new jersey model released for a football team added the wordings inside the label “Give this jersey to your woman. IT’S HER JOB” as a tip for wash care. It backfired so massively and they were made to apologize publicly and later released a statement.

The statement came as follows

The message is simply ‘rather than fussing and washing wrongly, it is better to let the women do it as they understand the problem better’. There is no intention at all to insult women. In fact it’s the contrary, (telling men to) learn how to take care of their clothing from women as they are more thorough.Not all men understand or know how to take care of their clothing, women are experts in such matters.

This incident proves not only in INDIA , these gender prejudices exist worldwide and most of the people think women are meant to do the cooking and laundry work, while men are to earn and provide for the family.

Recent shift in growth of society as a whole is mainly due to  the emergence of gender equality & women getting equal opportunities in workplace etc.

Multiple surveys show statistics such as ‘70% of married Indian women feel they spend more time on household work than with their husbands‘ ,’ 76% of Indian men believe laundry is a woman’s job‘ ,’85% of working Indian women feel they have two jobs, one at work and the other at home‘,’more than 2/3rd of Indian men prefer to watch TV than do the laundry‘,’more than 2/3rd of married Indian women believe their marriage would be happier if the man did the laundry at home‘ .  Incidents such as above and these survey results show that why as a society we are not moving forward and just going backwards.

Why go backwards? Just be a real men, #ShareTheLoad  and lets move forward as a nation!!

Happier household is one where all responsibilities are shared. Sharing is caring. So lets take a pledge , Share the load and lessen the burden on the women of our family and make them smile.


After taking part in Ariel’s much successful #WashBucketChallenge I have been continuously supporting my mom in household chores during weekends.  Having Washing machine does make it little easier 😛 . I will continue to do so in future. Here is my post on the same : Sharing is Caring

I am joining the Ariel #ShareTheLoad campaign at BlogAdda and blogging about the prejudice related to household chores being passed on to the next generation.


#SachchiAdvice That made a difference in my Life

It is exactly 5 years back on 27th of September my journey with IT industry started. I was a fresher who wanted to spread my wings and had a dream of roaming the whole world and leave my mark in the world. Fresh from the campus after completing the engineering course, I chose to follow my dreams and stepped into the unknown far away from home. The Journey took me to Mumbai , Bangalore and Hyderabad where I spent my next 2 and half years combined making loads of friends having fun and exploring multiple cultures and places. I got a new perspective in life and learned lot by being independent. Life was full of fun and entertainment.

As they say “grass is always greener on the other side” all of my friends started looking for better opportunities  as they grew tired of being in a single firm for more than two years. I too got into the fad and started looking for greener pastures. When I told my parents about the job search, they asked me why don’t you search in Chennai and come live with us. Even though I stayed in touch with my family and friends through calls, social media on daily basis but still it felt like something was always missing. So I attended few telephonic interviews for Chennai Jobs. Still I was hesitant as my friends were searching jobs in Bangalore as it hosts various opportunities with much better pay for the technology which I specialized in. Within a week or two I got a job offer from a very big product based company in Bangalore for a sum which just took my breath away. The very next day I got a decent offer in Chennai and the work location just 15 minutes from my home. I was not sure of which way to go as one would lead me to more money and other would take me home. I called my dad and asked for advice. He told “Its your life choose whichever you like but don’t regret later that you missed an opportunity”.

All my friends advised to take the job in Bangalore as it was dream job with premium pay scale which according to them it would elevate the happiness. Money is a very powerful thing, it builds empires and breaks down kingdoms, it allows for dreams to come true and it takes others away, it makes some people happy and others completely miserable. As today the pursuit of money is almost directly linked to the pursuit of happiness, many will argue that money = happiness, I also thought to do the same.

Then I called my mom. She told “If you have got an offer in Chennai why thinking about something else, come immediately.” I could recall the voice breaking when my dad said to follow my dream even though he secretly wanted me to come home.  And later when I was going through my mail, I saw one from lifehack.org which was like a savior to me. It was about “how money cant buy you happiness and you yourself can define your happiness and it lies in satisfaction”. It just left me in deep thinking. That was the #SachchiAdvice which has shaped my life and made me what I am today.

For the past two and half years I have been staying with my family without any regrets and waking up to Bed coffee and getting breakfast, dinner and lunch on time and delivered to where I am 😛 ! I can happily say that I don’t have to wake my self anymore using the sound of alarm everyday 😛 ! Here is a little #SachchiAdvice  from my end to you which can change your life just like it did for me !!

Life is really short so instead of spending most of the time brainlessly chasing money you should start from the little things that make you happy.

I am participating in the #SachchiAdvice Contest by MaxLife in Association with BlogAdda.

Living in Style !!

“Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.”

-Mary Hirsch, Humorist

When the Truth Hurts, Tell a Joke. Many people see comedy as merely funny, but there’s more there than just a laugh. While comedians will make everyone uncomfortable at some point, good comics are playing an important function in society by holding up a mirror and forcing us to confront realities that we would often prefer to ignore.   Comedy, especially stand-up comedy, regularly draws criticism for being offensive and for perpetuating negative stereotypes. This, however, is a sign of a healthy comedy culture because it means that comedians are pushing social boundaries. Stories and expressions that are normally unacceptable are met with laughter and agreement when they are told on stage. The fact that the content is encrusted in humor is like a sugar coating to bitter medicine. The laugh takes away the sting.

Laughter is a beautiful expression. A good joke provides tension, and then acts as an release of that tension. Tension is built by saying things that are controversial. The release is the laugh. The bigger the surprise or insight in the joke, the bigger the laugh. The beautiful thing about humor, because it’s subjective, what is funny to one person can be offensive to another. I strongly believe stand up comedy is one of the most powerful tools and venues to educate, heal, incite, and make people ponder about ideas and things beyond themselves.
The Trend is catching up and Liveinstyle is bringing it to INDIA for people to enjoy themselves and have a dose of laughter. Doing a Stand Up comedy needs a brave heart. Because it is about facing those first few sets with nobody laughing and convincing yourself that you are good enough to get on stage again. So Have you got the boldness in you to do #StandUpComedyinStyle?
Here its your right destination as they are in search of the Comedy Hunt — > http://www.liveinstyle.com/stand-up-comedy

We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it’s cheaper than drinking out. Second, it’s fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it’s even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. The origins of the word “cocktail” are lost to history, but the first definition we find in print comes from an 1806 newspaper from upstate New York. A cocktail is called “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters…” Over the course of the 19th century, the cocktail picked up a number of additions and refinements: liqueurs, fortified wines, various bits of garnish, etc. Eventually, some drinkers came to prefer a simpler form of cocktail, the type their grandfathers might have enjoyed, and so they’d ask the bartender to make them an “old-fashioned” cocktail, of booze, sugar muddled into water to form a syrup, and bitters.If you want to experience the art of mixing from home Liveinstyle does that for you too !!

Just visit LiveinStyle & #LIVEBOLD  !!

Social Media: New Game, New Rules

The speed at which social media has taken off has been unprecedented in the history of technological change. It has taken just seven years for Facebook to reach 750 million users worldwide and this is not the only social media site to have attracted large numbers of users in a very short space of time. This massive take-up is having a profound effect on the way in which customers seek information and make purchase decisions. So how can companies take advantage of the opportunities presented by social media to make their mark on this vast audience? And what drives customers to actively engage and follow some brands on social media sites and not others?

If we look closely, we can find the  five key characteristics of ‘socially adaptable’ and successful brands, which I believe all organizations can adapt and learn:

► Facilitate open dialogue

► Engage proactively

► Connect beyond product

► Deliver integrated experiences

► Collaborate and co-develop


Social media is changing the world, and there is no going back. Technological and demographic trends are likely to further accelerate the impacts of social commerce on organizations and their brands in coming years. Leading brands across sectors and geographies are positively embracing this change. Recognizing that the old rules no longer apply, they are seeking to exploit the opportunity presented by social media to build direct, deeper and more relevant relationships with their customers and users. They use these relationships to generate insight from their social interactions with customers, and rigorously apply this insight to their commercial advantage.

Many brands have not yet adapted to social commerce; some will catch up, others won’t. The last time organizations and brands faced such a fundamental change in how their customers engaged and make purchase decisions was during the eCommerce revolution a decade ago. Some brands led the eCommerce revolution, some successfully adapted to it, there were however a number of high‑profile casualties. The new game therefore favors the brave. The winners will be those organizations and brands that seek out the commercial opportunities presented by social commerce and embrace the changes required to adapt to the changing ‘norm’ around them.

Many digital companies want to take advantage of the huge opportunities presented by social media, but do not yet have the organizational structure or the capabilities they need to support their brands effectively in a social world. This is where TO THE NEW Digital comes with a strong reputation. They are pioneers in combining Technology, Analytics, Marketing & Content for digital transformation across various industries by providing both omni-channel analytics and social media analytics. These services help customers to have in-depth insights like Customer marketing strategy, Social media monitoring & Trend Analysis etc across all digital channels. They understand how to derive commercial value from social media and quantify it & hence give a tough competition to premium digital companies such as Sapient Nitro / Accenture Digital on services / IBM Digital etc.

TO THE NEW Digital is a premium digital services company that combines the power of technology, analytics, marketing and content for digital transformation. We are a team of over 600 people which includes technology evangelists, social media experts, content specialists, and creative mavericks who have transformed businesses of more than 300 companies spread across 30 countries worldwide. TO THE NEW Digital is also a strategic partner of many global companies including Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), YouTube, DataStax and MongoDB

4X Normal Speed: Airtel 4G is HERE

As you might be aware, Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator by subscribers, on Thursday (6th August 2015) announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in 296 towns across India.

They had earlier launched 4G service in select cities such as Bangalore, Chennai in India. Airtel also announced tie-ups with Flipkart and Samsung for bundling 4G handsets with its services.

Well if you are thinking it would be too costly to afford, you are dead wrong, Airtel is giving out these 4G super speed packs in same price as  3G data packs starting at Rs 25, the telecom operator said in a statement.

They have also launched an automated platform called Flexpage that allows customers to track their data usage and get real time usage alerts. With Flexpage, customers can also upgrade their mobile plan on the go, as and when they exhaust their monthly data quota. Under this platform, customers can opt from a range of 4G data plans, with prices starting from Rs 100.

To get started with 4G all you need is to follow the below steps.

  • Get a 4G device
  • Get a 4G Sim
  • Subscribe to 4G Plan

Apart from Airtel stores, Samsung retail stores will also facilitate 4G SIM swaps. If you wish to get 4G sim home delivered, Airtel also gives that option.

Airtel also introduced a new range of ‘Infinity Plans’ starting Rs.999. These plans offer unlimited voice calls along with data benefits and access to Wynk Movies and Wynk Music apps.

To show their top speed, they have also listed a challenge where in if you can show your pack has more speed, they will pay your bill for a whole year. Sounds interesting? give it a try then !!

To know more info and have a demo of the fastest network ever in India visit: http://www.airtel.in/4g/index

Check out the TVC which also conveys the same message