Lets Digitize India

Introduction:

As we all know, Digital India is an initiative of our beloved Government of India to integrate the government departments and the people of India. It aims at ensuring the government services are made available to citizens electronically by reducing paperwork. The initiative also includes plan to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks. Digital India has three core components. These include the creation of digital infrastructure, delivering services digitally and digital literacy.

Vision Of Digital India:

Make all Public Services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man

Even though this project is slated for completion by 2019, with global tech giants such as Intel fostering our government’s vision of a Digital India through its ‘Digital Skills for India’ and ‘Innovate for India’ initiatives, the project can complete way sooner than the planned date. Intel has been fostering technology as the enabler for creating a digitized India.

Why to Digitize?

Digitizing India is process of evolution. We live in 21st century where everything is getting modernized and digitized. If we still use paper and pen and loads of manual record books at every office, it will look like we haven’t evolved. When whole world is booking tickets online, if we stand in queue to do the same, we go a step backwards in making India a developed nation. So to evolve as a nation and make India a Developed nation we have to Digitize India.

How to Digitize?

We know a fair bit about digitizing. It means making it available online to the world wide web. Digitizing India is like digitizing a Brand. Just like how we promote and market a brand to more exposure in social media, similar steps needs to follow to Digitize India. Nations bright minds have collaborated and came up with National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) as a solution to Digitize India. The plan is to make all government services available via electronic media to the every citizen of India.

How e-Governance helps Digitize India?

e-Governance makes the Government Smart. Through usage of e-Governance common man gets empowered. Through its usage all government services will be available to citizens in a convenient, efficient and transparent manner. The transparency which is much needed in a democracy can be bought back through e-Governance. It is also a wonderful tool to bring accountability and whistle blowing in India. Efficient e-governance is an innovative way to deliver government services and exchange information with citizens in a convenient and transparent way, saving both time and money. Increase in smartphones and internet access can surge the growth of e-governance. With many nations following this path, we can take a leaf out of their books as experience and fasten our process. Also with many multilateral organizations upping efforts to share e-governance experience such as Intel through its ‘Digital Skills for India’ and ‘Innovate for India’ initiatives fostering technology for #DigitialIndia & Better tomorrow.  With innovative apps and technology which can reach common men, we can surely Digitize India and make it top of the developed nation list.

Lets Join hands with INTEL and make #DigitalIndia !!

 

Guide to Buy Speakers & Home Theater

The advancement of technology has made it possible to recreate your cinema hall experience, right within the confines of your home. Home theatre systems have been designed to offer the exact effects as enjoyed in a movie theatre. They make use of multiple speakers with exclusive sound distribution to highlight each sound effect. It also features a media center which plays CDs, DVDs and is even compatible with USB drives. Speakers & Home Theatre Systems have been able to capitalize on the desire to enjoy a well groomed entertainment experience with absolute flair.


This guide will take you through the whole process of what , why and how you should buy a Home Theatre System.

Whom is this buying guide written for?

  • Those who enjoy theatre like experience at their home
  • Those who wish to purchase a home theatre system for watching movies, hosting parties etc.


What is a Home Theatre System?
A home theatre system is an extensive entertainment system which allows you to recreate commercial home theatre experience, right in your living room. The system features surround speakers, connecting cables, media player and a television set as its main component. It is created to give you detailed sound feedback so that you can enjoy the finer details of your favourite movies, songs and more.

Why do you need a Home Theatre System?
You have always loved the amazing surround sound response in movie theatres and have wished for a similar experience in your own living space. A home theatre system mimics the larger version and is available in a much compact size to deliver the same entertainment experience. You can do a lot more than watch movies; home theatre adds both visual as well as audio enhancements to TV shows, games, songs and any other media that you wish to play. Home Theatre systems are the ideal way to redefine your home entertainment experience.

  • An economical way to experience theatre like viewing pleasure
  • Those who love to watch movies in a self-controlled environment
  • Those who want to relax and enjoy high quality music at home after a day’s hard work
  • Perfect for those who wish to enjoy surround sound experience

How to Buy a Home theatre system?

Before you can select either speakers or electronics to drive your system, take a good look at your room. If it’s big, say on the order of 700 square feet or larger and you crave a visceral experience with movies and music you should seriously consider buying full-size, full-range speakers, and audio separates with a powerful amplifier instead of a receiver. If you’re serious about your movies, room size should be considered.

On the other hand, if your room is small, say 12 by 18 feet, and you never need to feel it shake, a small satellite/subwoofer system and a decent receiver should be adequate for home theater and music. Room size and volume capability go hand in hand and should be linked to your system’s performance/price ratio.

So choose wisely and enjoy the theatrical experience at home !!

Spice up the Summer with Denim Shirts

Summer is on it way and there is a big misconception among people that Denim‘s are not for summers & Denims are hard so we should go for cottons and linen in summers in order for our skin to breathe.

Well as I said, its just a misconception and you can wear Denim‘s in summer and still stay COOL !!

Here in this post I will tell you how to flaunt denim shirts in summer and rock it !!

Steps to Spice up the Summer with Casual look using Denim Shirts:

  • Choosing the Best Shirt:

As we are trying to shop denim shirts for summers, we have to look closely at the fabric and weight of the apparels.

The fabric must be 100% cotton so it doesn’t trap sweats and hot air against the skin. Summer’s also a time when you want looser, breezier fits that allow a little airflow. So go for regular fits instead of tighter slim fits. You can go for both Half as well as full sleeves and in case of full sleeves you can always roll up the sleeves . Also check whether the denims are washed or raw. Unwashed raw denims will be stiffer and less breathable until broken in, so always go for washed denims both manual or machine washed will be fine.

Denims comes in grey, blue, navy and black colors mostly.  Denim shirts also give a bold and macho look if it has patches and stitch detailing. Choose the one you love in your favorite color.

  • Pairing it Up:

Whoever said, denim shirts doesn’t go well with denim trousers must have been blind.  Pairing a lighter shade denim shirt with darker shade denim trousers and vice verse will lead to a classier look. Light weight jeans can actually feel better than some khakis and chinos in the summer. If you are going for a sporty casual look, try denim shorts or colorful linen/cottons shorts to spark some magic.

  • Perfect Footwear:

Every attire needs a proper footwear to make it look complete. This applies even for casual looks. Perfect fit when denim shirts and jeans are paired up would be loafers/slip-on.  When the sleeves are rolled up, slip-ons without socks is perfect.  When shorts are paired up with denim shirts, its good to go with flip flops.

Keeping all these pointers in mind, I started to fill up my shopping cart in my favorite shopping portal ZOVI.

  • Shirt:

The search for the super denim shirt for casual summer look led me to this –> CLICK HERE

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I immediately added this to cart, as it satisfied all my pointers.

  • Bottoms:

I wanted to choose trouser instead of shorts for a matured look. As I added dark shaded denim shirt earlier, I looked out for a lighter shade trouser to go with it.

And the search ended with this –> CLICK HERE

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  • Footwear:

As I have added trouser above to the cart, I searched for loafers which will complete my SUPER SUMMER CASUAL LOOK with DENIM SHIRTS.

This one caught my attention as it had same color texture as of the Denim shirt in my cart –> CLICK HERE

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After choosing the size I added this to my shopping cart to complete the summer casual look.

As always Zovi surprised me with some super discount deals, which made the total sum to around 1700/- INR !

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I paid it and after two days bell rang, the courier arrived in dazzling white package 🙂 !!

Loved the post? share your views in comments section !!

Choose to Start with Moto E

India being the second most populous place in the world, still lags way behind in the smartphone penetration zone. Only about 16.8% of Indians use smartphone.  Researches predict overall worldwide smartphone penetration may hit 50% by the end of 2017. Still India will struggle to touch 35-40% by 2017.

There are various reasons people state for not switching over to smartphone. Some of them are

1) They are way too costly

2) If they are cheap, they lack the quality & finesse

3) New models come up frequently and upgrading makes us go bankrupt

4) Phone is for calling, these smartphones comes with so many widgets & bloatware which are not for everyone need.

Well Motorola the pioneers in mobile technology, who introduced the handheld devices way back in 1973 and laid the first step for this smartphone evolution says NAH to these misconceptions and urges us to START WITH MOTO-E

Now that they have made their claim, let me tell you why to #ChooseToStart with MOTO-E and how it smashes all these misconceptions people have about the smartphones.

They are wallet friendly :

Yes you heard it right. They aren’t costly like people think and doesn’t make a dent in the pocket. The Moto E Second generation with 3G Connection costs only 6999/- bucks . Its way too cheaper considering many brands sell their basic model bar phones in similar prices. Motorola shares the vision to make everyone a smartphone user. So they came up with the business strategy to introduce cost effective smartphone to everyone which offers great value for money.

Moto E Back-story:

Our challenge was to create a premium smartphone experience for people who don’t want to spend a lot of money. We put some of our top engineers on the task.

The result: the new Moto E, which brings some of our signature software experiences to our most affordable phone for the first time, so more people everywhere can choose a great smartphone.

Lets hear it from the man behind the strategy RICK – President & COO of Motorola !!

They are of Highest Quality:

People think that Quality is inversely proportional to the cost of the product & if the product is cheap it is bound to defer in terms of quality. But Moto E is not the same.

When we were designing this new generation of Moto E, we went back to consumers who bought the first generation. We really listened to what they liked and how we could make this affordable device even more useful and more powerful. We were able to pack in a quad-core processor, an all-day battery, a new front-facing camera, and a 4.5″ qHD display—and still keep the phone at an ultra affordable price – KRISTIN ARNOLD / RESEARCH DESIGN DIRECTOR

If you still think it lacks in quality look at the below specification.

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Operating system

Android™ 5.0 Lollipop

System Architecture/
Processor

4G LTE:
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU

3G:
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 302 with 400 MHz GPU

Memory (RAM)

1GB

Storage (ROM)

8GB*
Removable storage: Supports up to 32GB microSD card

Dimensions

Height: 129.9 mm (5.11 inches)

Width: 66.8 mm (2.63 inches)

Curve: 5.2 – 12.3 mm (0.20 – 0.48 inches)

Weight

145 grams (5.11 ounces)

Display

4.5″ qHD 540×960 245 ppi IPS

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Anti-smudge coating

Battery

2390 mAh
Mixed usage up to 24 hours**

Water Resistant Coating

Yes

Networks

GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA, 4G LTE

GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA

Bands (by model)

Moto E with 4G LTE – US GSM (XT1527):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
4G LTE (2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17)

Moto E – US GSM (XT1511):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)

Moto E – Global GSM (XT1505):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Rear Camera
  • 5 MP
  • f/ 2.2 aperture
  • Quick Capture
  • Tap anywhere to capture
  • 4X digital zoom
  • Slow motion video
  • Burst mode
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
  • Tap to focus
Front Camera

VGA

SIM Card

Micro-SIM

Connectivity

Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack

Bluetooth® Technology

Bluetooth version 4.0 LE

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n

Speakers

Earpiece, loudspeaker, 2-mic support

Video Capture

720p HD Video, 30 fps (MPEG4, H.264)

NFC

No

Location Services

GPS, AGPS, GLONASS

Sensors

Accelerometer (x2), Ambient Light, Proximity, Sensor Hub

Base Color

Black or White
Removable Motorola Band

Motorola Bands

3 Pack Bands (sold separately) :

  • Turquoise, Purple, Raspberry
  • Red, Blue, Yellow
Motorola Grip Shells

Golden Yellow, Charcoal, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry

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You can also hear from Magno (Moto Marketing Team) how they have embedded all quality products and still made it cost effective in the video below.

No Bloatware & Regular Updates:

Motorola like always promises to provide pure android experience. They don’t deal with bloatware or widgets which consume lot of space. Most importantly they listen to voice of customers. They still believe CUSTOMER IS KING. That is the only reason, they bought most of the premium features from high end flagships to Moto-E.

Quick Capture has been one of the most popular features we have on Moto X. So we decided to bring it to Moto E, too. It’s just one more way we are able to bring our premium innovation into a smartphone that doesn’t break the bank – MICHELLE GATTUSO / PRODUCT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Fans are always telling us how much they enjoy the Moto experiences found on Moto X. So we asked ourselves, ‘How can we bring these experiences to more and more devices?’ The sensor hub, dual accelerometer, and our software engineering allowed us to offer these premium experiences on a really accessible device – PARI DHARAWAT / SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Wanna know more? Take a look at below video to know how much they are committed to bring Pure android experience to everyone !!

Additional Benefits:

Some of the added benefits of this smartphone are the presence of dual camera. The rear camera if of 5 MP  which can take some splendid shots. Double twist to open camera even in locked state is really an added advantage. With the Front camera you can take loads of selfies on the go.

Forgot to bring your camera while dining? No worries !! use Moto E & capture beautiful shots to flood your Instagram timeline !!

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Add Colors to Your Life by customizing  Moto E. Choose from the wide range of colorful Motorola Bands or Grip Shells that are easy to swap out, so you can change your phone accent color as often as you want. Not only are the patented bands designed to look great, but they also feature a unique ridged pattern which provides an even better grip.

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Gift it to your loved ones, so you can stay connected always. They will surely get addicted to it and will never let it go 🙂Moto E_2nd Gen_Park

With Super Fast Quad Core processor , Latest OS & All Day battery you are in for a Buttery smooth Experience !!

Still in Dilemma whether to go for it or not? Well I have made my point, now the Choice is yours !!

#ChooseToStart a new smart life with Moto E !!DANYFor Detailed Info Check Out : http://www.startwithmotoe.com/

Sources:

Images & Quotes: http://www.startwithmotoe.com/

Specifications: http://www.motorola.com

 

Kellogg’s Waale Guptaji ka Nashta

I recently came across the video which shows everyone (from kids to grannies) was wanting to go to Guptaji’s House for Nashta (Breakfast).

As there was no mention of what the breakfast was all about, I started to Google to find an answer (As all software engineers do :P). By searching I came across the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/anaajkanashta which led me to all the secret breakfast recipes in Guptaji’s house. It hosted more than 100 delicious recipes which made my mouth watery & stomach feel hungry.

Some of the lip smacking recipes which urged me to go to Guptaji’s house for Nashta are given below.

Almond Strawberry Cornflakes:

Who doesn’t love strawberry? Mornings get the best start with this delicious almond and strawberry packed breakfast.

Black Forest Shake:

This powerhouse  mixture of chocolate and corn flakes will redefine breakfast as we know it.

Cheesy Cornflakes:

Tickle your taste buds with the ultimate mix. Start the day with cheesy morning !!

Choco Cornflakes Peanut Chikki:

The Age old Chikki which we have loved from our childhood gets whole new avatar with cornflakes in it.

Cornflakes Chana Chaat:

I love channa. The awesome twosome of taste and health, served in a bowl is a match made in heaven !!

Cornflakes Mushroom Soup:

This is surely a dish that will keep you warm and happy on the inside !!

Feeling Hungry already ? There are 110 more breakfast recipes in Guptaji’s Household !! Check all of them here –> CLICK HERE

Breakfast is mandatory for everyone as it is the one which kick starts our body’s metabolism process. Everyone wants to have a healthy breakfast. Healthy breakfast helps start the day off right. By consuming nutritionally sound breakfast which is packed with protein and fiber, we will inherit the energy to get through the day and receive the satisfaction to hold on over until lunch. However, if breakfast is laden with fat, we will suffer the consequence of a mid-morning energy crash and will probably feel hungry again.

Cornflakes is a popular breakfast option which is also termed to be healthy. One cup of Corn Flakes contains 100 calories, and none of these calories are derived from fat. Per serving, this fat-free and cholesterol-free cereal holds:

  • 200 mg of sodium
  • 25 mg of protein
  • 24 g of carbohydrates
  • 1 g of fiber
  • 2 g of sugar
  • 2 g of protein

The following nutrients are also found in a cup of Corn Flakes:

  • Vitamin A – 10%
  • Vitamin C – 10%
  • Calcium – 0%
  • Iron – 45%
  • Vitamin D – 10%
  • Thiamin (B1 – )25%
  • Riboflavin (B2 ) – 25%
  • Niacin (B3) – 25%
  • Vitamin B6 – 25%
  • Folic Acid (Folate) – 25%
  • Vitamin B12 – 25%

Even though cornflakes are crunchier they doesn’t taste so good if taken alone. For the sake of our taste buds and also to have a healthy breakfast, it will do lot of good, if there are multiple variants or recipes which involves corn flakes. It will not only make the breakfast healthy but also tastier, so everyone can consume something good and different everyday in the morning. This presence of 100 plus recipes involving corn flakes is what making everyone crave for a breakfast at Guptaji’s house. The same holds true to me too.

Check https://www.youtube.com/user/kelloggindia for the secret recipes !!

Are you coming to Guptaji’s House for Nashta ?

Source:

For Nutrition Split ups : fitday.com

For Recipe Images: Kelloggs.in

Keep your stuff safe and secure with best pen drives

The Pen Drive, also known as Flash drive/thumb drive is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. These are typically removable and re-writable and physically much smaller than an optical disc. The resurgence of pen drives started with the start of 21st century. During these stages, it kicked out the competitors  floppy disks & CDs as Pen drives are much smaller, faster, have thousands of times more capacity, and are more durable and reliable because they have no moving parts. Additionally, they are immune to electromagnetic interference unlike floppy disks, and are unharmed by surface scratches unlike CDs. Also Pen Drives started to come with more capacity and stylish designs which are way easier to carry around.

The Pen drives were initially used for  storage, data back-up and transfer of computer files. Prices have never been cheaper, and larger capacities are easily available too. If you’re a computer user, you probably have several of them. Apart from using them to just transport your data, there are a myriad other uses for one, as long as you have a one with a decent capacity and speed.

Run Portable Apps

PortableApps is a Windows launcher that can run entirely from your USB drive. What this means is that you can carry a suite of all your favorite applications like Firefox, Chrome, VLC Media Player, Foxit Reader, 7-Zip and more, all on the drive. Plug it into any remote computer and you’ll have all your favorite applications with you. All you have to do is head to the website and download the PortableApps program.

Computer maintenance & troubleshooting

A USB drive can play host to various applications that can help fix, maintain or troubleshoot a computer in need. First, you can start with freely available virus removal tool. Advanced Utilities can be run to do a complete maintenance check (registry clean, removal of temporary files, manage startup programs). Finally, De-Fragmentation apps can be used organize the files for better speed and reliability.

Run an alternate operating system

Linux and various versions of it are available for free. Many versions of Linux are small and light enough to be run completely from a USB drive. This means that you can run and check out Linux for yourself on any existing Windows computer, without making any changes to it! The added advantages of these ‘Live’ builds of Linux is that they have very minimal hardware requirements, which makes them blazing fast, even on older machines.

Automated backup of selected folders

You may have a 500GB hard drive in your computer, but the most important data to you on that drive will be lesser. It could be a folder of your photographs, videos, songs or important documents. Rather than take a complete backup of the drive which is a time-consuming process, you can selectively backup and synchronise certain folders between the hard drive and an external USB Pen drive.

Encrypted Data with self-destruct feature

If you’re paranoid about someone stealing data from your Pen drive, you can secure the data with SafeGuard apps. These apps encrypts data on the drive with advanced encryption. You can assign a password to selected folders or to the entire drive. And we can add a setting to erase the entire contents of the drive if someone enters a wrong password too many times.

Increase performance with Ready Boost

With Windows Vista and Windows 7, if you have a fast enough USB Pen drive, you can use it for Ready Boost. Ready Boost is a feature that uses the space on your USB Pen drive as extra RAM, instantly boosting the overall speed of your Windows system and programs. Not all USB drives are fast enough to be used for Ready Boost. To check, right click on the drive’s icon in My Computer, click Tools and then the Ready Boost tab.

Use it as a ‘key’ to access several PCs

You might have seen this before in the movies; a Pen drive is inserted into a computer and it immediately springs to life. A free application called Predator can be used for exactly the same thing. Download and install Predator, and pair a Pen drive with it. With the Pen drive is plugged in, you can continue to work, but as soon as it is removed, the screen darkens, the computer locks, and keyboard/mouse input is disabled. Plug it back in, and normal usage is restored.

Make a “life-backup”

This can literally be a life saver. Many of us may have not stopped to think about what would happen if we lost all our belongings in a fire, flood or natural calamity. The size and portability of a Pen drive is actually ideal to store digital copies of all your important documents like bank information, credit card details, birth certificates, legal papers, insurance papers and anything else that ties into yours or your family’s life. Be sure to keep one away at in a locker or at a friend’s place in another city for extra peace of mind.

Overall pen drives are mandatory & essential to keep your stuff safe and secure !!

Happiness lies in the small things

They say the very best things with life are generally free. Beyond the shadow of any doubt, the listing below proves that statement for being true. Life is loaded with simple treats, the minor satisfying effects, they are the gifts of life that people unconsciously celebrate inside our own in a distinctive way.

Here are some of the simple things in life which offers abundant happiness !!

Sleeping In on the Rainy Day:

Because rainy days just make the head go deeper directly into the pillow. The soothing sound of rain drops along with your bed seems like a sanctuary. There isn’t any place you’d probably rather possibly be.

Finding Money You Didn’t Know You’d:

Finding money in pocket of pants which you donned earlier. It just makes you feel a lot richer than you were a minute earlier.

Telling the Funny or even Interesting Story :

Just about the most enticing jobs you lead in existence is that from the storyteller. You’re keen on to reveal stories, especially people that will captivate your crowd with heavy curiosity and also humor. You’ll find few things more satisfying than telling a true story of which others enjoy enjoying.

Seeing a friend Stumble Around Himself :

Watching your friend missing his footing & stumbling across while walking along. This is out rightly a hilarious sight if the moment is right.

More time to Sleep :

Some thing abruptly awakens you and you think it’s time to get up. Then you squint at your noisy alarm and realize you still have 2 more hours to sleeping. A comfortable euphoric experience shoots though one’s body as you glide gracefully returning to your dream state.

A Lovely View :

When the vehicle veers round the side from the mountain you gaze through the passenger window. The view of whole valley below loaded with wild bouquets and vibrant green plant life. The landscape reminds you of something you saw in National Geographic. But here it truly is live, right before your eyes.

Good Times with friends :

There is absolutely no simple pleasure more satisfying than recounting the best moments in your life with the closest friends who were part of those moments alongside you.

Receiving a Compliment :

Unexpected compliments on a dull and boring average day just gives a great boost and makes it a better day.

Having a good Laugh:

Laughter is the greatest medicine. Life is extraordinary when you are laughing so hard , those moments of heavy laughter are generally medicinal in the sense that they cleanse the mood and also set the mind on an optimistic track.

Playing inside the Water :

From leaping in puddles as being a child, to doing cannon balls inside the pool for adolescent, to experiencing a cocktail inside the bathtubs for adult, water is absolutely satisfying.

Making Others Smile :

Smile is contagious. When you make someone smile, it automatically makes you smile.

Finishing:

You simply finished up a huge project you’ve been focusing on the past few several weeks, or you just finished your first marathon. The experience of self applied accomplishment you receive when you finish what you started is undoubtedly the most rewarding simple pleasures life is offering.

I really felt good completing this blogpost too 🙂 !! To find happiness in simplest of things do visit–> http://CokeURL.com/96jnc & Check video below !!

Singapore – Food Paradise

Whenever we hear about Singapore, all we could think about is the  shopping malls, Island resorts , universal studios, underwater aquarium, zoological parks  and other such architectural monuments. The one thing that skips everyone’s mind is that Singapore is a food haven. Dining, is said to be the country’s national pastime. The diversity of the food and variety of food representing different ethnicities such as Chinese, Malay, Indian and hybridization of these cuisines has led to multi styles of cuisines under one roof.

Dining along with shopping is one of the Singapore’s best attractions. They also have a Food festival annually to celebrate multiculturalism of Singapore’s cuisine. With availability of local to international cuisines ranging from vegetarian to Halal it would be fitting to call Singapore as FOOD PARADISE.

In this post, I present you some of my favorite dishes from the abundant Singapore cuisines !!

Bak Kut Teh:

This is a traditional soup which is very good for health. It contains multiple herbs and pork ribs. Its taken as a tea regularly in Singaporean households. Its is also very tasty which makes it a must have during Singapore visit.

Kaya Toast and Soft-boiled Eggs:

This plated art is a traditional Singaporean breakfast. It includes bread loaf, lathered with coconut and covered with layers of melted butter. Its so tasty you will feel like floating in heaven.

Mie goreng:

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This is a classic. This fried noodles with its garish red appearance not only tastes spicy, it looks spicy too. With tomatoes, egg, green chilies, mutton mince, cabbage and diced potatoes it does make everyone salivate.

Murtabak:

These super-sized flat breads are  stuffed with minced mutton and onions. It is often fried in a pool of ghee or oil. Chicken and sardine versions of Murtabak are also available for those who find mutton too gamey. Its the one to turn too when you are too hungry. A perfect afternoon meal 🙂

Roti prata & its Variations:

This is most commonly available in Singapore. Its usually served with curry. Nowadays people are getting so creative with all kinds of fillings and combinations — cheese, mushroom, durian, ice cream, honey, banana, cashew nuts, and even sardines. It offers multiple variations to the original Roti Prata. Some variations such as Chicken Floss Prata, Red Bean Prata, Prata Benedict, Roti Plaster are both mouthwatering and delicious.

Ais kacang:

When it comes to desserts, nothing can beat Ais kacang. A grinding machine is used to produce the shaved ice mountain on top of a bowl of assorted ingredients like red bean, palm seed, agar agar jelly, chendol, grass jelly or any other filling desired. Evaporated or condensed milk is then drizzled on the top along with red rose syrup to produce the multi-coloured effect.

Here is my meme dedicated to the Food Paradise — Singapore !!

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Want to know more about Singapore’s cuisine and hospitality? Discover Here –> http://discover.stayfareast.com/

Sharing is Caring

We live in the modern world, the 21st century where everyone talks about equalities in everything. But we forget the most common statement “The change must first come from within the individual, only then can he or she attempt to make a significant contribution to humanity“. Recent researches suggest that even now women engage in lions share of housework despite the raise in working women. This not only happens in rural village areas, this is common everywhere even in developed metropolitan cities.

The domestic household chores, such as cooking, cleaning, washing, food shopping, taking care of sick relatives & elderly are labelled as women’s work in our society. These Gender inequalities are deep rooted in social structures and also in people’s attitudes. These thoughts are so deep rooted, that even many women think its their primary job to do the household chores. These stuffs adds a lot of burden to working women, as they have to manage both personal and professional life within a smaller time frame which adds to stress and health deterioration.

Growing up in a family with two sisters, my parents always used to say ‘Sharing is Caring’, ‘Share everything equally with your sisters’. Sharing makes the world a better place. It makes two souls happier. The person sharing the load/helping others will feel better for doing a good deed. The person receiving the help will also feel better because they realize there are actually people who care about them. Sharing is very important in relationships too. It makes people come closer.  It brings harmony and peace among the people.

With Changing times, many men have voiced their support to Sharing the load. Its shouldn’t just end with raising their opinions, men should pull their weight more and share the load. To show my support, I took part in the Ariel #WashBucketChallenge this week to #ShareTheLoad of household chores and reduce the burden on my mom.

Here is me helping in household chores!!

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That smile from MUM seeing me doing the laundry, so she can take a nap/ spend time watching her favorite soap opera — PRICELESS. I will #SHARETHELOAD again & again as Laundry is not a women’s job, its meant to be shared 🙂

Family is all about loving, caring and sharing. So lets take a pledge and share the load and lessen the burden on our mothers, sisters and better halves.

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Together forever

As I mentioned in my previous post I had to make a tough choice for a new dawn and a new start to my life. That choice led me to Mumbai. When I started the journey to Mumbai I was thinking about the friends I am leaving behind as I won’t be having any of them by my side in Mumbai. Being an introvert it was tough making friends. But it all changed. Before starting to Mumbai I got in touch with fellow new joiners who are traveling from Chennai to Mumbai through Orkut group of our company. During the flight journey we spoke to each other and get to know each other. After landing in Mumbai we went to the allocated guest house.

In that guest house (Apartments to be precise) there was a flat with three bed rooms which was allotted to myself and 5 others. Our flat had people from Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. During the course of three months stay, we become closer like a family. We roamed Mumbai together and had so much fun. Those moments will remain in hearts for eternity.

Time came for placement in project as training got completed after three months. Among the six of us four got project in Bangalore and remaining two got projects in Mumbai itself. The togetherness continued in Bangalore as we stayed under a single roof for two years. Whenever we get an opportunity we try to get together and meet the Mumbai guys. Everyone with different dreams stayed together and chased the Dreams together. Even though we worked in different projects we helped each other during difficulties and encouraged everyone and acted as the source of optimism and motivation. During difficulties lots of people will come forward and share their advices. But only true friends remain together and lend their shoulder and hand. Its that small act of being together gives the little nude which used to get us back in the game. As times passed by, we took our own paths and shifted companies, but we never felt alone, because we were still together in our thoughts.

Recently we planned for a get together in Goa (Bachelor’s party) as one of our Gang member (Badmash Company as we were called during our training days :P) was getting married. It bought back so many good memories. At present most from our group are in onsite and every one is settled and at the last leg of fulfilling their dreams. This happened because we stayed together.

Life as a journey is never traveled alone. We are always together with someone. It can be family , friends, relatives . So never let go of the togetherness. Only it can lead to happiness and success.

#Lookup & Dream #together & #StartANewLife !!

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