Sunday, 14 August 2016

Suicide - An end to everything

25th June, 2016. It was a Saturday morning. I was at home and was planning weekend with my friends of whatsapp. While typing the message in F.R.I.E.N.D.S group, I got a call from one of the fellow commuters. My workplace is 80 kms away from my native city. So I commute to that place via train. As I commute daily via train, a group is formed of eight people who commute via same train. We share seats, eat snacks together & share our experiences to pass the time. "Hello Paresh, Vermaji ne suicide kar diya."  I heard those words when I picked up that call. My mind was in the plan of movie so it took some time to take in those words. "Kya?" I was shaken a bit and was not able to believe what Darshan bhai said. "Vermaji ne suicide kiya hai." He repeated that again. I was still not ready to believe it. "Kaun? Ishwar Verma?" I asked him again with Vermaji's first name to confirm that Darshan bhai is talking about the person who commute with us.

"Haan. Kal raat woh walk karne riverfront gaye and there he jumped in the river." Darshan bhai told me the whole story. I asked time and place of cremation and hung up the call. After the call, Vermaji's pictures were flashing in front of my eyes as my mind had become a dvd player and it was playing a movie of his memories, his talks, his walking style, his sitting style etc. Vermaji was a distrcit registrar in state government and I have had met him a day before only in the train. He was commuting with us since last couple of years. He didn't allow anyone to get the feeling of what he was going through. He was normal. There wasn't even a single sign on his face of worry, frustration, disappointment, suffering or guilt. Thus I was thinking what led him to take that step? Why he decided to quit and gave away his life?

Next morning, I read the news in the newspaper after coming back home from Vermaji's cremation. In that article there was a picture of his suicide note.

Politicians has put me in trouble.
They have forcefully taken my signatures in one of the corruption cases.
They want to put all the blame on me.
A police officer is torturing me mentally since last one and a half month.
They have taken away a father from my children and a husband from my innocent wife.

I was shocked to read that note because in train while commuting, he used to talk about his retirement in January, 2017 and promotion he is going to get. Vermaji was pretty satisfied and happy with his job that's why that note shocked me. He seemed to be a non corrupted officer and tag of corruption was not acceptable to him. So the tag of corruption and mental torture forced him to take that step.

I am sharing this story because I just finished reading a book called The Story of A Suicide. Vermaji's story established a connection between me and that novel. The Story of A Suicide is a novel written by Sriram Ayer keeping today's youngsters or youth in mind. It revolves around four characters Hari, Charu, Sam and Mani. Sam is a rich tech geek who had just completed his pursuing his studies, Charu is beautiful, charming and blunt girl with very strong views, Hari is very conservative and introvert type of a guy who has just completed his graduation and Mani is a scholar who is trying to get used to english language. All these characters get together in one of the reputed colleges of Chennai for further studies. They get into a web of love, passion, revenge and deceit and it ends with a suicide. It is a very gripping story. I am not an avid reader. I hardly complete any novel. I leave them in between and forget about it but this story was really interesting. It had the capacity to hold me till the end. If the novel is interesting and has the capacity to hold me till the end then I complete it in one day. And I completed The Story of A Suicide in just one day.

I hear or read about suicides almost every day. Suicides specially of the people who are in their twenties or thirties and I can relate to them as I am in the same age group. We are expressive, passionate, independent, fearless and fame hungry. And to achieve that fame, we part our ways from our family and the people who love us. We are living in the world which is not easy. It makes unreasonable demands. Therefore, we all are struggling in the fields like education, relationships, jobs etc. We all are fighting our fights in this big bad world. So rather than fighting with each other, we should be a support to each other. Everyone feels lonely at some stage of life. So rather than making life more difficult, we should stand by each other. We might not share our struggles with everyone but we should surely share a joke and make people laugh. According to me, we can deal with this kind of life only by spreading happiness in each other's lives. So be a reason for someone's smile and make this life bearable and liveable.

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Being In Nature

Nature is getting vanished slowly and naturally. Green cover on earth is getting destroyed every single day. Thus we are seeing drastic changes in climate. We are facing global warming. Nature is being destroyed naturally these days. Today people have become so mean because of materialism that they don't care about anything but their needs. And needs are endless in this world. We have destroyed forests to create a jungle of concrete. Every other day in my area I see a board of new builder starting a new project by cutting the trees. Due to that ozone layer is getting thinner and thinner and proportion of carbon di oxide is increasing.

We are killing the animals for their skins, meat etc. We are injecting them to grow faster. It is affecting the life cycle of lot of other animals. For example, we don't hear the chirps of sparrows anymore. We don't find them anymore. I remember, I used to get up hearing chirps of sparrows during my school days. Factories are polluting air, contributing to the maximum level in increasing carbon di oxide. Today people dance madly on roads in loud music. They think they are enjoying but they are only contributing to noise pollution. We have stopped getting proper rain of water since last couple of years because whole year we produce the rain of sand and concrete.

I love being in nature. It sounds like being in love and according to me it is the same thing only. Being in love is your world is surrounded by the person or people who love you the most. In that world, there is nothing but the happiness. Similarly being in nature is like your world is surrounded by the greenery and fresh air. In that world too, there is nothing but the happiness. We appreciate man made marvels but we have stopped appreciating nature's marvels. Actually we are destroying nature's marvels. In monsoon, I often witness peacock calling for rain and in few minutes of that, rain starts. How incredible and amazing this connection is between nature and peacocks.

There would be more such connections between the living creatures and mother nature. I want to discover those connections. I always dream of spending my life in nature. I want to be in God's own country (Kerala). I want to go to the heaven on the earth (Kashmir). I want to drive on the roads of Ladakh. I want to see dancing clouds in Leh but I crave for these things in metro cities. As nature is being destroyed in metro cities, I am afraid that soon it will be destroyed from all over the world. People are not realising that by destroying nature, they are destroying their own existence slowly. And without nature, materialism will have no value. I hope people start realising that and start preserving the nature. So that we can start living in nature again.

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Are you in a search of a Taxpert?

I started earning in 2013 but my income became taxable in 2015. I work as an accountant in an insurance company. Tax was deducted from my salary every month from the mid of 2015 after I got my increment. That financial year ended with March this year and in May, I got my form 16. As I got my form 16, my father asked for it as he had to file the IT return. My father used to file IT return since I started earning. This time I asked him, "My income has become taxable from last financial year then why are filing my IT return since 2013? And what is the meaning of filing it when we are paying the tax?" I didn't knew the benefits of filing the IT return. I thought it's just waste of time when the tax is deducted from our salary and we are paying it honestly.

"I will claim the income tax refund with the help of IT return. Earlier income tax refund was a myth. It was deducted from next tax amount we pay but these days it is being credited in our bank accounts. And without IT return we are not going to get income tax refund." My father replied. "OK, we are going to get my refund this year but why you used to file IT return earlier?" I asked that again. "Filing IT return is the fundamental duty of every earning individual in this country. It is a proof that you are paying the tax timely and honestly. Whether the income is taxable or not. One should file the IT return. Sometimes government asks for IT return of last 3 years or 5 years for certain tax exemptions and reliefs. So we should be having IT returns of previous years to get those benefits. Moreover it is must to get a loan from bank. Apart from loan, It can be used as a proof to get a visa." My father explained me the benefits of filing IT return.

"I take the pledge now that I will file IT return every year as soon as I get the form 16." I brought my right hand in front and took a tax pledge. It brought a smile on my father's face. "If you are done with your drama then mail me your form 16 so I can file the IT return." My father said this while opening his laptop. "How do you file it?" I asked as he opened google chrome in his laptop. "I file it online through H&R Block." He replied while opening H&R Block's website. "What's the role of H&R Block in this?" I heard the name for the first time. "Where do you e-file your office's tax?" My father asked. "I file it through JK securities." I answered his question. "As JK securities e-file your office's tax, similarly H&R Block e-file our income tax and produce IT return." My father explained me through my work only.

"They are the tax experts." My father described H&R Block. "Oh! You mean Taxperts." I started it again. "Yes. You can say that. Now mail me your form 16 fast." My father after uploading his form 16 on H&R Block. I mailed him form 16 and he uploaded my form 16 as well. In this way we filed our IT return. I think everyone should take tax pledge like me. If one have any query or doubt or want to know anything regarding IT return or filing IT return then try H&R Block. So take the tax pledge and file the IT return now.

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Laptop under 10K

Yes, you read the title right. Laptop under 10K. Which laptop is available under 10K, I will tell you later. First, I will tell you about how I found that laptop. Recently, my brother completed first year of his college and entered in the second year. "Bhai, I need a laptop." My brother said to me on the second day of his second year in college. I understood his need. Laptop is required in college. One have to do various projects, research, there is study material, notes in form presentations, documents and spreadsheets. So one need laptop in college. Here, the problem was that we had bought two mobiles of Rs. 25K and one tablet of Rs. 30K in the span of last six months. So a new laptop around 50K was emptying our pockets.

I suggested my brother to go for a mini laptop with 10-inch screen around Rs. 15K. He started searching for that. He started visiting stores, he searched websites and he shortlisted some mini laptops. After shortlisting mini laptops, my brother took suggestion from his friends before buying one. One of his friends suggest him RDP Thin Book and told him that its price is just Rs. 9999. That friend's budget was also 15K. My brother asked me to get the complete specifications of that laptop as he thought it is some made in China product. So I visited RDP's website and I was surprised to know that it is an Indian company providing laptop for just Rs. 9999. I checked its specifications and I found that it has 14.1 inch display which is much bigger than 10 inch mini laptops.

It has resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It has Intel quad core processor with 2gb ram and 32gb storage. It is the windows 10 based laptop. Graphics in thin book are provided by Intel HD graphics and it also includes a web camera and a Bluetooth.  Thin Book has 10000 mAh battery. Moreover Thin Book has revolutionary design with glossy fiber and elegant edges as per ergonomics. Company claims that Thin Book is India's first ultra slim laptop in India at a budget price of Rs. 9999/-. When I described all these features to my brother. He said, "it is worth going for." He explained with his logic, "We spend 20 - 25K on a mobile and throw it away in two or two and a half years. While this laptop is just under 10K and it is an Indian product. So we should go for it."

We have pre ordered it. I know no big names are associated with it but my brother is right. It is worth going for. It is not a chinese product. And who give you a laptop (which is not China) at just Rs. 9999. RDP is India's leading IT hardware manufacturing company. I am sure RDP would have designed this product for tier 2 and tier 3 city people who have not tried a laptop simply because it is too expensive. Being an ethnocentric, I give thumbs up to Thin Book. I feel more and more Indian companies should come up with such products so that we can kick Chinese products out of this country.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Online Shopping

Online sopping is on the rise. There was 66% rise in 2015 and 78% rise is expected this year. This is the overall rise. Forget this overall rise. Let's come to the thought process of the individual when it comes to online shopping. How an individual thinks while shopping online? There are couple of perspectives to it. A guy's perspective and a girl's perspective. A guy's perspective towards online shopping is that it saves time, it saves effort, it saves money. It is the best thing for us. A girl's perspective towards online shopping is I don't get size, I don't get variety, it doesn't allow me to see new malls. So it is best for guys only. This is the perspective while shopping apparels online.

These days online market is not limited to apparels only. It has expanded its horizons. Food delivery, grocery, mobile recharge, Bill payment etc happens with just few clicks and in that the perspective of a guy and a girl is the same. We get cash back, it saves money, it saves time. So it is the best for us. Let's comeback to the online shopping of apparels as it is the largest online market at present. Now what I find when I buy clothes or shoes online. I try to get big brands in my budget and big shopping websites offer that opportunity by giving big discounts. They provide various discount coupons on different designs and brands. They provide coupon codes and promotional codes to apply those discounts.

A lot of times it has happened with me that I buy something and then I realise that if I have used this coupon then I would have got this much discount. If I would have applied this coupon then I would have got the shoes of so and so brand or this website was offering more discount on the same thing which I bought from that website. I am sure even you would have gone through this. So what's the solution for this? Is there a place where we get the coupons sorted out? Yes. There is a website called Couponmint offers more than 8000 live coupons and offers to more than 1200 online stores and services in more than 80 categories. All of the coupons, deals and offers to major online retailers and service providers are verified and updated regularly to ensure that they are still active.

The site also offers a price comparison feature and cashback offers. Couponmint is built for smart people who save money while shopping. We in India search for coupons while shopping online and couponmint helps us to do that. One who loves to save money by using coupons needs to sign up on couponmint's email to receive notices on the latest online coupons discount offers and deals. Couponmint is providing online consumers the best information so that they can save money, where and when ever they need it the most. Couponmint's motto is 'No Bargaining, Only Couponing, Saving and discounting. So if you have the same motto then use couponmint to save money while shopping online.

Friday, 3 June 2016

redi-GO at exhibition

Vacation 2016. It was a name of exhibition organised in Ahmedabad in the last week of May. It was a first of its kind exhibition. There were stalls of almost everything in that exhibition. From food to apparels to grocery to automobiles, there were stalls of almost everything. My cousin had also booked one stall in that exhibition. He had launched a new brand and he was promoting it through that stall. He has invited everyone in the family to visit his stall. Thus me and my uncle decided to visit his stall on the last Sunday of may. We decided to go early in the evening as uncle had some work at night. We reached at the ground where exhibition was held by 5:30 in the evening.

The theme of the exhibition was based on roman culture. It depicted Venice city of Rome. We entered the exhibition and started searching the way towards my cousin's stall. It was in S block. We started from A and we wanted to skip everything and go to S but there was no way out. It was organised in a such a way that you were not allowed to skip anything. Whether we like it or not we had to go through each and every stall. We crossed crowded A, B and C blocks then luckily from D block automobile section began. In that section dealers had bought whole block to promote their vehicles. Among them there was one stall which was highly crowded and that stall was of Datsun.

Datsun had launched new Redi-Go and its dealer was showcasing that in that exhibition. My uncle said "it is a new urban crossover" as we reached near Datsun's stall. "Come, let's have a look at it." My uncle went in that stall. I followed him. We went near that Redi-Go. First thing which impressed me was the design of Redi-Go. Redi-Go's Yukan design makes it very conventional. With its wide, robust stance gives you impressive room and a sporty attitude. We were moving around the car and we found out that it has smooth and sleek silhouette, lean and dynamic side character lines, modern yet functional driver oriented feel and stylish, sporty and practical instrument panel. We were so impressed by its design that we decided to take its test drive.

My uncle had one sedan and he was looking for a small car. So we called an executive and we asked him for its test drive. Unfortunately, the car for test drive was not available as it was not being launched yet but the executive there gave us the complete information about the car. He made us sit in the car to show us its comfort and interior features. Redi-Go has classy interiors. While I sat in the car, I noticed one unique thing. There was a shift indicator in its digital meter. It shows the ideal time to shift for maximum efficiency and performance. Apart from that it is handy feature for the new drivers. It will help them a lot. Along with seating comfort, driving comfort has also become important these days.

Driving big cars in the city is a big headache that's why my uncle was looking for a small car. We told this thing to that executive and on that he described one more important feature of Redi-GO. Small turning radius. Compact design of Redi-Go provides the ultimate manoeuvrability. Thus it make a full turn around just 4.7 metre turning radius. This feature is really handy when you are in traffic and find yourself in tight spot. Apart from that company claims it's average to be 25 kmpl. You need this much average when you are driving in the city. "This car has all the potential to take away your urban driving blues." Executive mentioned at the end of his speech. "I looks good but I want to test it on highway as well as on the city roads before booking it." My uncle said to the executive before leaving the stall. We both were impressed by the car as we left the stall. We visited my cousin's stall and came back.

According to me it is Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross - Datsun redi-GO - the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Storage problems

In this digital world, everyday new things are coming our way. New innovations, new technologies, new apps, new features etc. It has become pretty difficult to keep yourself updated or upgraded and if you are trying to do that then there are lot of hindrances. One of the biggest hurdle is the storage. As we are going deep into digitisation, the applications are asking for more space. Movies are getting high definition and HD movies occupies more space. Pictures are clicked in high quality and high quality pictures consumes more space. Not only that, we often search for options to create a back up of our important data. In short to keep up with the pace of innovations or to keep yourself updated or upgraded, you need lot of space.

By space, I don't mean that you need space in your life. By space, I mean you need space on your device. And finding space on the device has become a big problem these days but where there is a problem, there is a solution as well. A lot of people are using that solution and that solution is external hard drive. Yes, recently I faced the problem of storage that's why I am writing this post. I was running out of memory on my 7 year old desktop. I normally work on my tab to get easy access to latest features. I use desktop normally to store movies, pictures and keep back up of my important data. Its whole memory was consumed and I didn't wanted to delete anything to make space for new stuff. So I decided to go for external hard drive.

I started searching external hard drives online and while doing that I found out one link saying 'Western Digital Corporation launches new 2TB and 3TB HGST Touro mobile external hard drives.' I opened that link to know more about that product. That link took me to Western Digital Corporation's website. There was whole range of hard drives on that website. There wasn't only external hard drives. There was a complete storage solution to keep you upgraded latest technology. It had wireless storage, portable hard drives, desktop hard drives, internal hard drives etc. I wanted external hard drive. So I checked those.

While checking out HGST Touro Mobile hard drives' features, I found out that HGST Touro Mobile is a fast, USB 3.0 portable drive in a slim and compact enclosure. In addition to that It comes with the cloud backup and one can share their online content with others by simply sending a web link. Moreover HGST Touro mobile external hard drives are windows ready and easily reformatted for Mac. What else you want from a external hard drive? I expanded my storage capacity with 2TB HGST Touro mobile hard drive and I would recommend that if you want solution to your storage problem then visit WDC website. I am sure you will definitely get the solution.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Reach any where with GoPigeon

My uncle has a business. He produces jeans from raw denim. He has his own brand. He did the wholesale business till February 2016. In the first week of march, he called me to his factory as he wanted to dicuss few things. He was thinking of starting a retail business. He was thinking of opening a retail outlet in Surat. I advised him to go online rather than opening a retail outlet. He didn't wanted to do business with the shopping websites. Then there was only one option and that was, design own website and promote it. Thus I helped uncle in getting a web designer and an SEO. They prepared the webiste and started promoting it in one week's time. By the end of second week of March, uncle started retail (online) business.

Uncle started getting orders but uncle was facing one more diffculty and that was of delivering the goods. Uncle had contacts in various logistics and transport companies but they were managing their wholesale orders. There were different logistics and transport companies for different cities. So the reach of those transport companies was not that far. Moreover they were charging too high for delivering just one product. In last week of March, I ordered one shirt and when it came home, I saw sticker of on it. I checked that website and I thought it will provide the solution to uncle's problem of delivery. I recommended it to my uncle and uncle started doing business with them from 1st of April.

I met uncle on 17th of April and asked him about his experience working with GoPigeon. He was very staisfied with the service. He told that he has started giving even wholesale parcels to them. Uncle explained me the work process of Uncle told me that they had simplified his work. "I just upload my order, generate the label and schedule the pick-up. Their pigoens (that's what they call their executives) come at the factory to pick the parcels and deliver it. I track my order online." Uncle said this lying back on his sofa. In wholesale business Uncle used to manage everything. From packing to dropping the parcel to that transport or logistic company's place. GoPigeon took that burden away from uncle.

"Earlier I used to manage my carriers, now gopigeon manage that." Uncle added. "How far is their reach?" I asked uncle. "They are in every corner of the country. They cover more than 20000 pin codes around the country. They are not even charging much and are delivering goods on time. GoPigeon just make sure that my shiment reaches anywhere and everywhere I want. What else I want!" Uncle was not so relaxed about logistics before. Earlier pigeons were used to deliver love letters but these days pegions are delivering shipments around the world that too at lowest prices.

Thursday, 21 April 2016


Last evening, I was playing clash of clans in my mobile phone. I was in the middle of attack and phone rang. It was Ajay's call. I picked up the call and started scolding him for spoiling my attack. Ajay is my classmate, an SEO and a freelancer. He has called from Mumbai. He had an idea. He wanted to start an sports website with the help of my writing. He said that we will publish my articles on that website along with some time pass games. It was an interesting idea but there was one more thing which was interesting and that thing was that he was calling from a coworking space. I had no idea about coworking but I didn't let him know that. I hung up the saying "Ah! Nice place. Enjoy."

I googled coworking after the call. Then I came to know that coworking is a place (mostly an office) where work at home professionals, independent contrators and freelancers work together. It a social gathering of a group of people working independently. They share values with each other at coworking space. Coworking helps in escaping the distractions of home. Coworking is not only about the physical place, but about establishing the coworking community. It benefits all the coworkers working together. These coworking communities organise events. In those events coworkers get the chance to know each other. It decreases the barriers to join a place later.

In the search results of coworking on google, there was one website It is a website which helps freelancers, work at professionals etc in finding coworking space. Coworking has reached to that level and I didn't even knew about it. Kowrk is a plateform that connects users with coworking spaces, business centers and shared offices. This platform is currently in four countries wiz. Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Cambodia. It is a great platform for me as a freelancer. It will change the whole working atmosphere for me. Ultimately it will increase my efficiency and contacts. It will also help me to increase my business. has recently launched speaker series in Hong Kong. This speaker series will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and insights between industry and academic experts and startups. The launch event was held in Hong Kong and in that Honey Jain Kathuria, the founder of said "As a platform that connects startups with shared office spaces, we see kowrk as a significant contributor to the startup ecosystems of the locations. The speaker series is another initiative." Kowrk plans to tap its deep connections with industry and academe to bring experts to share their experience and guide entrepreneurs. Over 90 spaces are listed on in four countries. Kowrk is the future of work.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Shoppingo with Hoppingo

In last week of March, I attended my friend's engagement. In second last week of March, I came to know about it. It was at very short notice. I had no time to prepare for it. When my friend invited me on 23rd March, I was approaching March end and was super busy in closing of accounts. Even in my dreams, there were auditors. I was surrounded by Profits, losses, collections & disbursements. I had no time to go for shopping. I had at new shirt & a pair of denims to wear. So all I needed was a cool blazer. Couple of days later, that friend called me to inform that I am doing dance performance with him. He has appointed a choreographer for that and I have to go to his place for practice.

I told him about my tight schedule and apologised for not being part of the performance. Then he asked me about my shopping as we have planned to go together for shopping. I told him that I will do it online. He told me to check stuff on Hoppingo. I had never heard of that website before so I ignored it. I searched for a cool blazer that night only. I checked all major shopping websites but I didn't find the right blazer for me. Then Hoppingo came in my mind. I logged into and started checking stuff on it. My first impression about it was that it would be similar to other shopping websites but when I opened it, I came to know that it is different.

Hoppingo is a collection of 800+ online stores. It showcases awe-inspiring products in the most organised way. Hoppingo is a detailed fashion shopping website. They have expert product curators who helped to nevigate through blazers from myriads of e-stores. They also suggested me some blazers which were in my budget. I chose one from them, bought it and it was delivered at my doorstep before my friend's engagement. It was a wonderful experience. I often used to get confused in online shopping because I used to surf lot of shopping websites.

Hoppingo is an ideal interface between the buyer and millions and millions of products on various e-stores. Hoppingo delves into the depths of the myriad websites and showcases the best products to buyers. It provides e-shopper convenience, comfort and interesting options under one digital roof. All you have to do is - See. It is India's first See-Commerce website. It is like online window shopping. We normally surf 8 to 10 stores while doing the offline window shopping but here we get 800+ e-stores to do window shopping. I had an awesome shopping experience on Hoppingo. I am already forcing others to try Hoppingo. Hoppingo's tag line is hoppingo before shoppingo but I would say shoppingo with hoppingo.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Dream Cafe

Human wants are unlimited. Because there is a regular upgrade in materialistic things. As materialistic things are upgrading, our dreams are also upgrading. We all are running behind them and trying to get best of the best. Shah Rukh Khan says in one of his advertisements 'Jo haath lag jaye, woh kya large.' The moment we get or achieve the things we dream of, they become invaluable. They are not big enough or large anymore. After achieving those things we start aspiring for next level of matrialistic things & start running behind those things. This race towards materialism will never end. We will run this race till we die.

I am also a human being & like every human being my wants are also unlimited. My dreams are also upgrading with the time. I am also aspiring for bigger things. When I was studying I used to aspire to get a good job & now when I have a good job. I aspire to do business and grow more. I want to enter in food industry. I want to open a cafe. It will be a lively place for everyone. I want to open a cafe on a theme of cricket. Cricket is a religion in this country which is followed by all. Probably, cricket is only thing in this country which is followed by people of all age groups.

To survive in the food industry or in any industry you should be different and unique. You should find the areas to differentiate yourself from others. In my case my theme is different from others. No one has dared to open a cafe on the theme of cricket. Whenever the big tournament in cricket starts, restaurants and cafes put projector and big screen at their place and telecast it till the tournament ends. They try to fit it in their ambience or theme. While I am going to design my cafe in such a way that people should feel that they are watching a match in the stadium. I am going to create such atmosphere in my cafe.

Not only big tournaments I am going to telecast each and every tournament in my cafe. My cafe will be designed and made like a cricket stadium where not only Indian matches and tournaments but the matches and tournaments of all the cricket playing nations will be shown. Cricket is a source of happiness in this country and happiness multiplies when you share it. Moreover Gujarat is a dry state. So people here search for good food on weekends. Thus the restaurants and cafes are huge hit in this part of the world. Therefore my cafe is going to get good business considering my unique and different theme.

I know I need a lot of money for it but it will be that peppy place which is going to spread happiness.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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Magic of Indian Music

Music. It is not just striking the chords on guitar or hitting the sticks on the drums or blowing the air in trumpet or moving the fingers on piano or shouting on mic. It is an art which brings out emotions. It heals deepest of sorrows. It helps to express the feelings. Music is a sound for a dumb and a medicine for an ill. Music works as a bridge between the people of different countries. Music simply creates magic. And the people who creates music are magicians. The musicians are talented artists and they create magic with their hands or their voice.

There are so many types of music. Rock, Jazz, Pop are the few genres which are known worldwide but I think each and every country has its own genre of music. India is a land of classical music. Classical music was born in this country. As India is a land of classical music so it is not like you will find only classical music here. You will find every genre of music but there will be a classical touch in every genre. India is also known for bollywood music and indipop but these two genres are also built on the roots of classical music. Oh! I just disclosed my favourite genres of music. Yes! Bollywood and indipop are my favourite genres in music.

Music industry is pretty well established in India and it is ruled by bollywood music. Other genres (like indipop) & types of music also contributes in it but to an extent only. There are lots of singers, musicians, music directors and bands in this country. They create some awesome music. With their music they bring out all the emotions out of you. They help you to express your love, your grief, your agony, your patriotism, your loneliness etc. The singers in this country touches your soul with their magical voice. While the musicians complements them with their magical music.

Among singers Shankar Mahadevan is my favourite. He is a music director as well. He is the master of classical music. He can sing every type of song. Apart from Shankar Mahadevan, there are singers like Sonu Nigam, Arijit Singh, Mika, Sukhwinder Singh etc. who are equally versatile. Among the music directors there is Amit Trivedi, Pritam, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, Salim, Suleiman etc. who brings best out of musicinas and ultimately helps you to express. If I talk about indipop then in that Indian ocean & Euphoria are my favourite bands. They have set the standards of music in indipop. Apart from Indian ocean & Euphoria, There are bands like Pentagram and Ayushmann Bhava who are taking the  indipop music to the next level.

In short Indian music industry is the most varied and vivid music industry in the world. And the kind of magic Indian music creates I don't any other music in the world creates such kind of magic.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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Navigation device in Car.

Last year, I decided to drive to Surat to attend my cousin's wedding. Driving distance from Ahmedabad to Surat is 265km. I never drove a car on such a long route before. It was a long route for me because before that I have driven to a distance of 100 kms only. As it was a long route, I wanted to reach there before sunset. Thus I left Ahmedabad at 12:30 in the afternoon. I opted for Ahmedabad - Baroda express way instead of NH-8. I love driving on Ahmedabad - Baroda express way as the flow of heavy loaded trucks on that route is less. It is that kind of a route on which you can drive at the speed of 80 to 100 km/hr. You will hardly find these kind of routes in India where you can drive smoothly at the speed of 80 to 100 km/hr.

I crossed Ahmedabad - Baroda express way in just one and a half hours. After Baroda, I entered into a wide six lane highway accompanied by few heavy loaded trucks. I reduced my speed as the company of trucks was increasing. After driving at the speed of 60 to 70 km/hr for 20 odd minutes on that route, I stopped at one hotel for lunch. As I was having lunch, my cousin called me and informed that a bridge is under construction on that highway near Baruch. He told me that there is a traffic jam near Baruch and advised me to take golden bridge route from Baruch.

After lunch, I started driving again in the company of heavy loaded trucks. After the express way, I was driving on the wider road with the increased flow of commercial vehicles. Thus my average speed fell drastically. As I came near Baruch I saw a 2 km long queue of trucks. So I entered in Baruch city to take the alternate route which was advised by my cousin. As I entered the city, my speed went down to 40 km/hr. Moreover the way to golden bridge was not a straighter one. I never visited Baruch city before. It was completely new area for me. Thus, I needed a navigation device in my car. I started the GPS in my mobile phone and kept it in front of the speedometer as it was difficult to hold it in one hand and drive with another.

Mobile was not staying still on the dashboard. It was falling down again and again. So I put the earphones in my ears and started following the instructions given by the navigator. I reached the golden bridge in half an hour. Then I faced the real trouble. First, there was a huge traffic on the both sides of the bridge. Second, the bridge was so narrow that the two SUVs were not able to cross each other. The trucks were kept away from that bridge that's there was a 2 km long queue of trucks on the highway. It was a test of my driving. It took 45 minutes to cross that bridge. And then another 15 minutes to get on the highway again.

I entered in the Surat city at 6 in the evening. After entering in the city again there was a requirement of navigation device to reach at my cousin's place. At that time my phone's battery was down to 18% and I needed that to attend the calls. I called my cousin to ask the route but I was getting confused due to the flyover on every cross road. Then I started asking people and by doing that I reached at my cousin's place at 7:30 in the evening. It took 7 hours to reach at my cousin's place in Surat. Normally people take 4 hours to reach Surat from Ahmedabad and I took 7 hours. In that journey, I realised the importance of having navigation device in the car. Apart from that, these places were unknown to me that's why it took so much of time.

I stayed there for couple of days and then drove back to Ahmedabad. I reached Ahmedabad in 4 hours. The traffic was much less when I was driving back to Ahmedabad. Moreover my phone's battery was full. So I was using GPS without any hesitation. I fitted the navigation device in my car soon after that journey. It was a great experience.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

A peppy lifestyle store

I was planning to start online business since last couple of years but things were not going my way. Then in November 2015, I got an inviting mail from poster gully. At that time I had a tee store on freecultr express and I think on the basis of that poster gully invited me on their platform. By its name, I thought it will be more for wall frames and posters but when I checked it, it had complete range of products. From wall arts to mobile cases, laptop skins to t-shirts. There was a complete range and that factor attracted me towards it. On freecultr, I was designing only t-shirts but on poster gully I got the opportunity to design the complete range of products.

Poster gully approved my artwork and allowed me to design on their platform after diwali last year. It was a new years day according to hindu calendar. It was a very good day to start something new and I started my business on poster gully that day. Since then I am designing on poster gully. It has been 2 and a half months and now there are over 500 products in my collection. There are wall arts and wall clocks to decorate your walls. There are mobile cases, laptop skins and laptop sleeves to decorate your gadgets. There are cushion covers and pillow covers for your furniture.

There are coasters and serving trays for your kitchen. There are cool and quirky hoodies, t-shirts, tank tops and tote bags for you. There are accessory boxes and greeting cards as well. While designing different products, I keep certain factors in mind. I keep in mind that the product does not look too jazzy. I keep the simplicity of the product intact. I observe the people when they buy clothes or any lifestyle product. While observing them I try to find out what kind of designs and colours they are looking for? I keep that observation in my mind while designing products.

I think I have the most varied collection. I have tried to put different kinds of art in my designs. In my collection you will find famous charaters like joker & simpson like never before. There are animals in the form geometrical art & comic illustrations. I have given different artforms to bikes, cars, aliens, spacecrafts, planets, pokemons and famous monuments. There are motivating qoutes, awesome messages accross the range of products. There is something for cricket lovers as well. There is something for everyone. I am updating my collection regularly so you will always find new designs in my collection.

In short I own a small, cool, trendy, peppy and quirky online lifestyle store on poster gully. Visit and check out the collection. To visit the store click on 'Enter the store' below.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Gold Mornings

Good Morning! Every morning we start our conversation by saying these two words. My mornings begin with brushing of teeth because you need a fresh breath to wish good morning to someone. After brushing the teeth I go for jogging. And after jogging I serve myself a mug of coffee. These three things makes my morning a good one. I normally don't go anywhere until I haven't performed these tasks in the morning. My morning is not a good morning if I don't do any of these things in the morning. These three things are the basic necessities of a good morning.

Last month my mornings were not good despite performing the tasks I perform every morning. Last month I was beginning my mornings with the blood from my mouth. It was my toothbrush which was troubling my gums with its hard bristles. I was worried about bleeding so I went for a dental check-up. In that doctor said everything is ok its just that I need to use a toothbrush with softer bristles. As per doctor's recommendation I went to buy a toothbrush immediately after the dental check-up. There I specified to the shopkeeper that I want a toothbrush with softer bristles. He showed me Colgate 360° charcoal gold toothbrush.

After showing it he started using his marketing skill. 'It is a new one in the market. I am personally using it. It is damn good.' Shopkeeper performed his job pretty well but I bought it because it was Colgate's product. It was in gold and black and it had unusual bristles. I started using it from the next morning only. As I used it I realised that its bristles are really soft and they reach to the every corner of the mouth easily. I realised that not only it cleans my teeth well but it also cleans my cheeks and tongue. It cleans the whole mouth. It was a bonus for me I was looking for a toothbrush which has softer bristles but I got a toothbrush which cleans my whole mouth (not only teeth).

Colgate has designed it according to its name. Colgate has made it in gold and black which describes charcoal gold. And it reaches in every part of your mouth and cleans it so 360° cleaning. Hence 360° charcoal gold. I am using it since last month and my bleeding has stopped since then. It has set the standard of mouth cleaning for me. In short Colgate 360° charcoal gold has turned my good mornings into gold mornings. #Colgate360GoldMornings