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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sometimes Small Efforts creates a Big Difference

Hi there!!!
A little help on your part is required.
I have come across this message through my friend on a social networking site and after going through it and double checking it twice, I thought of sharing it with you. So,here we go.

If you have come across any bright students coming from poor financial background who have finished their 10th standard this year and scored more than 80%, please ask them
to contact the NGO - Prerana (Supported by Infosys foundation).
The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies.
Please ask the students to contact at the address and the people mentioned below to get the form:

580, Shubhakar, 
44th cross,
1st A main road,
Jayanagar, 7th block,
Bangalore, India.

Contact numbers:
1. Ms. Saraswati - 99009 06338
2. Mr. Shivkumar - 99866 30301
3. Ms. Bindu - 99645 34667
Even if you don't know anyone, please circulate this pice of information, someone might be in need of this. www.infosys.com/infosys-foundation

Sometimes, our small little can create a big difference to someone else's life. Therefore, Spread it as much as you can like a wildfire & do our bit. :)

App Review: HolidayIQ

Today while browsing through the trending topics on the Twitter, I came across a contest called #HolidayBetter conducted by HolidayIQ and somewhere down the line, it intrigued me to take part in it and during that process, it came into my notice that its an app called as HolidayIQ which is available at Google Play Store to download and as a curious soul which I am always without wasting a second, I installed it on my Smartphone.
Okay, here's the review:
First of all, it's a travel app and not for just only travel enthusiasts but for those who is an explorer.
This app provides reviews on different tourist places and these reviews are the first hand account of the travelers. There's a tab called Destination on it where you can browse through different places or the one of your choice, once selecting that a whole range of local tourist attractions will open up to visit and each one of it will have ratings and reviews attached with it. In short, you are getting suggestions to design your trip according to your own will that too for free.
We all have faced one problem while getting out of our house is that of the erratic network coverage, sometimes it's a no trouble zone but many times when needed the most and here the offline feature of the App comes into the foray, you can actually download the information and access it offline the same way you would have with internet access.
There' also feature of the app which is called customized Holiday Packages and as the name suggests it is what it is, offering tailor-made packages for you.
What I love the most about this App is that the pictures of various places are breath-taking and intriguing enough for you to tempt to plan an outing there.
Also the icing on the cake is that there are travel blogs up for read inspiring people to get onboard to travel.
All in all,really nice App with a user-friendly interface, easy to handle by anyone and I would suggest my readers to download it and enjoy while using it.
P.S. : They had a very good TVC on youtube, do check it out.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Technology : Smartphones & Us!!!

I am a self-confessed Technocrat and a happy one too. In my opinion, the Smartphones are definitely one of the best things that had happened to the human race in the 21st century. I am addicted to my mobile phone and why shouldn't I, it has each and every thing I may need or related to me stored inside it.
I got my hands over my Smartphone during last summer, precisely April 2014 and I am completely bowled over by it. It would be an understatement if someone would say that I like my phone, as a matter of fact I am in awe of it, totally and completely loved it to the core from the bottom of my heart.
What I admire about them the most is the power given to the end-user to choose the device of their choice whether in terms of mobile color like white, black, silver, gold, blues, red, etc ( I prefer midnight blue for a matter of fact), display screen size, OS, camera and much more.
From the point of view of a youngster in a developing country like India, I have put down the basic key requirements one would go through while picking up a phone and these are:
  • A budget phone under the belt of Rs.25000. Well, this is because we have to juggle up our finances between many things and activities and draining out all the savings at once won't help. Come on people understand, we are college peeps and we have a lot to manage in our daily life.
  • A good resolution frontal and back camera because ours is a Selfie-generation and for good & fun selfies, they are not gonna compromise on the features of a camera a mobile company has to offer even if it means to shelling out some extra money sometimes.
  • Since the best and user-friendly affordable OS in the market is Android, one has to keep in check the version of Android they would be having after purchasing and this directly points out that latest Android version is expected, for an example, Android M currently.
  • A good RAM and internal storage supported smartphone with the processor running inside it be an Octacore at least.
  • Additional features like different sensors, phone covers and accessories also plays a major role while the selection.  
For an example, if I have a chance to buy a Smartphone right here and then, I will be looking for a 13 MP back & 5 MP frontal camera at least, 5.5 inch display screen, 401 ppi with 4 GB RAM and  8 GB internal storage minimum, Octacore Processor, Android M as the OS and 4G technology supporting it under the range of Rs.15,000-Rs.20,000. Also, I will be emptying my wallet on cool accessories such as Phone Covers, Headphones/Earphones, etc.

All in all, the coming of the Smartphones has changed the youth for better because if I'm going to prick about something, there will be a long list to compile on but if we look on the sunnier side, the advent of the smartphones has created a new zone of jobs & courses such as App development, Social Media Interns & Experts, Freelance Photographers and many more which ultimately became possible because of the numerous features can be catered to the user by a smartphone.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Why Crackers???????

Happy Diwali to all!!!!!!!!!
Diwali is a festival of light, yes yes yes, everyone knows it, what's new in that??? right???
Nothing's new in the definition,I have got that a long time ago but there are some people who believe that unconsciously that there is more to crackers rather than lights.
I can point out many reasons or the excuses I've heard over the years that why folks around me love this amusement of theirs.
  • One of the many ways to show that they are more affluent, well to do than others.
  • They are doing it only for a day in the entire year.
  • They do not have any other means to enjoy throughout the year because they are very busy with their lives.
  • They love the way these crackers burn and sound and go up high in the sky.
  • One day's harm could not make any difference in the present environmental scenario.
  • They are not doing it for themselves, it's just that their kids love it. They can't help in that.
  • They can afford it then why it is bothering others??
  • They only burn crackers worth of Rs. 1000 and mind that not a penny more or less.
Well, this is a start, if I only have my full day in my hand, mark my words, I can go on for hours without a pause. And the irony of the situation is that these so called  reasons are so lame that  you can wonder how these people are going to an extent of  utter stupidity and foolishness to justify their actions.
But peeps, if we think about the side effects and ponder over it,there will be millions of points which can force us to stop this immature habit of ours. First,burning crackers cause a hell lot of pollution, air becomes substantially unfit for breathing,birds die due to shock of the sound coming out of it.
And more importantly, a big hefty chunk of money goes into drain in the form of ash and what for,that is,just for an hour or two of fun.
This practice should be stopped as early as possible, I know that one cannot make a huge difference but definitely, one can initiate with creating a difference.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fight the Evil Inside You This Diwali.

Happy Diwali to all those who are reading this post. May this festival brings all the happiness and whatever you wish for in your life.
Diwali symbolizes the festivities of the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhaya after winning the battle against Ravana or the ultimate win of good over evil. But the times has been changed, tables have turned and the same scenarios do not persist in our society anymore, instead there are things which are more troublesome have cropped up with the passage of time.
I do not intend to make this piece any controversial but only wishes to put my thoughts a little forward. We are people who have been fortunate enough to learn the craft of read and write and henceforth can observe and analyse things on our own to a great extent but we are using this wisdom of ours to create groups, communities or virtual barriers amongst ourselves. I never understood why we cannot see the other person as a living being then as a human first to create their impression in our minds, what is the need of caste, color, religion, nationality, sometimes personal preferential choices being considered to come upon a decision to judge them. If we all just chuck all this stupid stuff into a trash can, then this same world can be a better place to live in.
The communities and groups were once made with the intentions to help the people, to lend the hand to those who were in need rather than picking on others on the name of it.
They were once meant to unite not divide. 
God has made us into beautiful creatures but never put a tag on us which says we belong to this or that, it's us who are doing this non-sense of categorizing instead of categorizing them on your talents and skills.People are not bad,it's us  who are making them one.

So peeps, I would request you all that from this Diwali or from the instant when you feel it right, come out of your shells and stop fooling around, consider a person first as a human then make assumptions about them rather than categorizing them according to your own comfort and burdening yourself under a pile of irrational little things and diminish the evil inside you.

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