Tuesday 31 March 2015

Intel innovation in E-governance will be the success of #DigitalIndia

Digital India.
This is the great initiative by Government of India. I born and brought up at one of the Indian Village I complete my higher education in sub urban city and now me working at one of the metropolitan city. My journey from Village to Metropolitan city thought a lot of things.
I believe many are aware of the Digital India Vision if not end of this post I have shared the links which explains what digital India vision is.
Before 2005 there was no computer installed in our village. Only there was telephone connection and the all through paper work. The people were hardly benefited by the government schemes. No transparency in any of the governance. I believed that our village will not grow at all.
I was wrong the technology and the Digital vision made a drastic change in our village. Now every person who belongs to our village will get a message on their mobile phone of any event or any schemes that are coming up by government. There is online portal now. Every person can check their query status through the website. Now there is lot of transparency in the governance, people are benefited in all the way. 
This happened only because of technology or I can say it is #DigitalIndia. 
With regard to this Intel India taken greater initiative, to support the #DigitalIndia Vision.
Among other things, Intel India launched a mobile application that would enable digital skills training in five Indian languages. The application, which will be available for free on Android Play Store from December 6, 2014, will include modules on digital literacy, financial inclusion, healthcare and cleanliness.
According to RS Sharma, secretary, department of electronics & IT, the Digital India program is an umbrella initiative with the vision of transforming India into a digitally empowered society. “For this digital transformation to be completed, it is imperative that the government and corporates work together in creating a sustainable model for digital education. It is great to see tech leaders like Intel India come forward and support the cause with innovative computing solutions that will help Indians harness the benefits of a digital India,” he says.
This is the great start for India to make 100% IT literacy I believe Intel India doing the right thing. There still more awareness to be done in rural. I wish all the success to the #DigitalIndia vision and I wish my village gets all the benefits of E-Governance.

Sunday 29 March 2015

A surprise to remember! #WashBucketChallenge #ShareTheLoad

Oh yea! First I would like thank my friend sandy for nominating me for the #WashBucketChallenge. I was not surprised why he nominated me to this challenge. Because he knew that I hate to do the laundry and always ask my wife to do it. 
I believe many men out there hate doing laundry and think that it’s the women job and they are supposed to do the same. But time has moved on and men and women equally #sharetheload. It is not only the earning in all the way by cooking, laundry, cleaning house. In one word it is totally a homemaking. 
I have a wonderful wife and as her better half it is my love and duty to support her in everything. As my job demands working late she always supported doing all the daily chores. This #WashBucketChallenge gave me a chance to #sharetheload when I received the Ariel Matic wash powder. I made up my plan and wanted to give her a surprise. Today being Sunday I get up little late my wife and her sister who stay with me they already left to mass. As I wanted to surprise her I got after they left and took #WashBucketChallenge
When you have the best power in hand it is not only women job any one can do the laundry. I called up my friend who live nearby to take some pics for this post. He was well surprised by the way I am doing it, inspired and willing to take up this #WashBucketChallenge.

Here is the simple way to the Laundry with Ariel Matic Wash powder.
Put all the cloths in the machine, Add the Ariel Matic Wash Powder and turn on the  machine. It will just take your 45 minutes. I did not wait 45 minutes in front of the Machine. I went to the kitchen and prepared breakfast for all of us. By the time I finish preparing the breakfast my clothes were ready clean and dry to be hang out.  While taking out form washing machine I dumb struck for a moment. I have no idea that Ariel Matic wash powder will do this magic. Clothes were like new. I thought there is no easy way than this.

By the time I finish hanging the cloths my doorbell rang. I opened the door. I just took her in my arms and brought her inside.  She was in confusion what has happened to me. She saw my friend on the couch greeted him and went inside to see what has gone wrong. She saw the breakfast prepared on the dining table and the cloths were washed and hung outside the balcony. I could see the surprise in her face and joyful tears in her eye. 
Thanks to #WashBucketChallenge and Ariel Matic wash powder giving me a wonderful moment of my life. 

This post is a part of the #WashBucketChallenge activity at BlogAdda.com is association with Ariel India.

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Breakfast Filled with Memories

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It’s been a long anyone one called me for breakfast. Living in a metropolitan city it is hard to find time for breakfast with friends.
I always miss the breakfast with my family. Because of my career needs me staying away from my family. Every day new dish on breakfast, every day new taste, every day new love.
When Kellogg’s Waale Guptaji called for breakfast I was so happy. Their way of preparing breakfast in no time. Following are the recipes I liked very much.

1. Chapatti Cornflakes Chivda - A cornflakes snack for all times! (Source http://www.kelloggs.in/en_IN/nakhare-wala-nashta-recipe.html)
1 cup (coarsely crushed, lightly roasted) Kellogg's Corn Flakes
1 tbsp. Oil
¼ tbsp. Mustard seeds
¼ tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
A few curry leaves
A pinch asafoetida
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
2 tbsp. Roasted / fried peanuts
2 tbsp. Roasted/ fried daria dal
8 cooked chapattis (left over), roughly broken into small pieces and lightly roasted
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. Powdered sugar
1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds, let the seds crackle.
2. Add the green chillies, curry leaves, asafetida, turmeric powder and sauté on a slow flame for a few seconds.
3. Add the peanuts, daria dal, roasted chapatti, roasted cornflakes, salt and sauté on a slow flame for another 3 to 4 minutes or till the chivda becomes crisp.
4. Remove from the flame and keep side to cool.
5. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.
6. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.

Wow this one I like t have every day and my favourite one. When I gone through this recipe it reminded me my old school days where I used to have as evening snack, while watching movie on DD national channel, miss my good old days.

2. Walnut Cornflakes Chocó balls - Cornflakes, Chocolate and walnut give you a piece of heaven! (Source http://www.kelloggs.in/en_IN/first-crush-wala-nashta-recipe.html)
1 cup (Coarsely ground, lightly roasted) Kellogg's Corn Flakes
½ cup Roughly chopped dark chocolate
½ cup Roughly chopped milk chocolate
½ cup Chopped walnuts, lightly roasted
½ tbsp vanilla essence (oil based)

1. Combine the dark and milk chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on a high for a minute or till the chocolate melts, while stirring in between.
2. Remove from the microwave, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Take a spoonful of the mixture and shape it into a ball and keep aside on a greased tray.
4. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make more balls and refrigerate till set.
5. Serve immediately.

Wow! This took me to think of the first crush I had in my life. I was in live the girl she is my senior, 2nd day of my 4th std., examination. Her seat allocated next to mine. It was math and I was finding it difficult she took my paper and wrote few answers such a beautiful thing happened. After that every day I tried to see her, waiting for her arrival. Wanted to tell her that I like her so much. Exams over and she graduated to high school. Wish I had this First Crush Wala Nashta and could have shared my feelings.

With these memories now I have a reason to go to Kellogg’s Waale Guptaji’s House for breakfast. Thank you for solid breakfast

Monday 16 March 2015

Most memorable days spent # together with my Family

In life there are many moments which we spent #together with our friends, family and with loved ones. When we were kid we hand no worries, once we started to grow up it all started. We had to go out to make money and make our lives independently. 

Like everyone else my childhood filled with infinite memories. I was always a lucky go naughty kid. Every other member in my family loved me for one or other reason.
Then it all happened after my education and my major turnaround in my life finally I came to Bangalore in search of a job. I started to stay with my friends and it was a home to me. I joined a firm after my MBA and left my sweet home. My father is working at Gulf. He used to come once in year and that also just for one month. My sister doing her higher education in another city. At home my granny and my mom left. All #together everyone missing everyone.
I had Sunday off and I couldn't imagine to travel to my native. It was very hard for me to make time. My sister couldn't make it because of her studies. When my sister had her semester breaks my father used to plan his vacations. I would be missing, since I would not get holidays at that time. Such a long time it we had seen each other but every other day I used to call my loved ones.
My work pressure, outside junk food and the number of hours in the heavy traffic making me sick. I wanted to a long holiday so I can be with my family #together and I wanted to enjoy my favorite dishes which mom prepares for me.
Finally I have decided and made a plan for us to be #together and thanked god such a time came sooner that I had imagined. All I was wishing for a big party. Down the line one year we planned to have new house and with the support of my father we built one new house at my native. It was the real occasion to celebrate. And then I planned the housing warming in the month of December so I can plan my Christmas vacation.
I applied for two week leave prior to Christmas. My sister will get one 15 days holiday, my father mad his vacation planned so me and he can reach at the same time.
It was 26th December as planned our housing warming day I was dancing in excitement. I could not sleep in the train and was waiting desperately to meet my granny, Mom, my father and y sister. I was over joyed to see all of them under one roof. I busted out my tears of joy.
Mom had made a variety of dishes and we sat down #together for breakfast. We were so happy on one table.  I permanently stored the feeling in my memory. We were chatting like there is no tomorrow. We now had upcoming housewarming ceremony, started to plan out we had one week left and we have to invite the guest so many arrangements were pending. I and father did one by one. Finally the day came all my family relatives and friend were present on that day. It was the great celebration for me and my family. That Christmas was the best I ever had. 
After spending my vacation I came back to Bangalore and it was same life but this time with so much relaxation. I have realized that being #together with your family is one relief which will never get anywhere. Money can be earned and spent. But happiness with the loved ones is the most expensive and no one could afford it.

Sunday 15 March 2015

Rayyakottai Trek

The Travel Reminiscenes: Rayyakottai Trek: History: The fort is situated within the town of Rayakottai which is one of the ancient fortress in the Krishnagiri district. It is now one of the protected monument by the Archeological Survey of India.In the 18th century Hyder Ali and Tipu sultan ruled this fort. The fort was captured by Major Gowdie during the third Anglo-Mysore War in 1791. According to the Treaty of Srirangapatna, this fort came into the hands of the British.Located in krishnagiri district,Tamilnadu 75 km away from Bangalore.

Read More at http://www.thetravelreminiscences.in/2015/02/rayyakottai-trek.html

Hostel brought big chagne in my life to #StartANewLife

It was wonderful evening. I was at my native and having good time at beach. Looking at the waves, feeling the cool breeze and enjoying the sunset, my memories went back. 

“KMD are you going to stay there? Let’s go to a ride and have fun” my friend Pinto called me up. “Yea sure, let’s go,” we started to leave the coffee shop. I and my friends have habit of going for ride whenever we feel like it. I still remember the day 24th Dec 2010 how can I forget!
We always had fun together, but this day was different, which nobody of us expected. After the ride while coming back to home I met with an accident. Boom! It Is Christmas Eve and me on hospital bed. My leg got broke Doctor said I cannot walk another 20 days and he had put POP.
This changed my whole life. I was pursuing my MBA after the 2nd Semester this happened and I cannot lose my MBA degree. After taking rest for 1 month I visited the doctor again. After running several testes he finally concluded that I have Grade III Level ligament tear on my right leg, so I need to undergo an operation. I even asked for alternatives, for my bad there was none. 
I had only one thing in my mind is my MBA career which I never wanted to go away. I explained Doctor saying can I be like this for another year? He had big smile on his face and said “I never saw anyone risking his life for career, yea you can walk with the help of walking stick and you should not put any weight on the right leg.” I was very much relaxed, now it’s time to conscience my parents- It took me 2 days to explain them how important my career is. My college was 20 Km away from my house I cannot take my Bike or Bus so decided to stay at hostel.
My parents came to see me off, and I could not believe myself when I felt tears swelled up in the corner of my eyes. I got a room mate who study in my class he is from North Karnataka, It was the first time I started away from my home, feel was different. 
I made new hostel friends they supported me well. Took care of me all the way I couldn't imagine how it happened. But it was great thing, after shifting to hostel I had new contacts where I involved in fine arts my leg was recovering but I had in my mind that after my degree I have to undergo an operation. My will power renewed. 
I thought I am going to fall in my life but here it took another turn. I met a girl one of my junior she always as I was senior and most of the time I used to spend time at library she also wanted to know more about subject. I genuinely helped her. 

Day by day we getting closer and one day we having a coffee and she proposed me. DO you think I will be a fool to reject? I was not in shock but exited. I clarified about my situation everything was acceptable. She supported me a lot. I wrote my Final 4th semester exams, following that I admitted to hospital and my leg got operated. 
I was taking bed rest for 6 months at home. After that I completely recovered, all these times my girl was with me and we decided to marry soon. 
Wow! It was just the wave touched my feet and me back to my senses.
Now I realized with unexpected incident how my life changed. I never imagined that I will go to hostel, but the time spent in the hostel were the best time of my life. It taught me so many things that I could not have learned otherwise. 
The girl I met going to be my life partner, she managing me with lot of patience.
I am happy today in life, I have new life now and I know to accept the challenges in life. I thank everyone who supported me all the way. 
What you need to #StartANewLife?
 Stay at Hostel made me to #StartANewLife? then Dream Home can Make lot better. +Housing.com 

Optimism and hope for the future #lookup

The way you take it! I would like to tell another inspiration which I had experienced in my life.

As my daily habit of taking a jog at park in the evening. There are very interesting people around you. Few people smile back some greet as they know me by seeing daily. I never chatted with anyone there. 
One fine day while taking jog at park I found one interesting guy. He is in his early 20’s . I was tired after 10 round of Jog found a bench and sat next to the particular person. I just greeted him and sat next to him. I was just relaxing myself on the bench. 
I felt like I need to talk to him and introduced myself and so he did back. There was so much sadness in his face. I further gone ahead and stated to inquiry about him. Then he started his story.
He have job to distribute Newspaper in the morning, in the evening he will at any crowded area and distributing pamphlets. 
Well at that moment there was big question in my mind that such a waste of young energy.
I asked him “Kiran don’t you go to college?”  There was slight sad smile on his face. He explained that he was a School dropout. Previously he worked at a small hotel as waiter and now he is distributing paper. He is daily income is Rs. 200- 300. 
I did not spot there I was still interested to know his story “who all are in your family?”
“I live alone here came to earn money, my mother and sister who is still studying, both stay at village. Because of my father death our small farm taken away by the people who lend us money. We have no money to repay back even though it is not huge” I felt tears in his eye.
It was obvious that he came to earn money but my question was why did he left his previous job he could have continued that and could have earned good money and asked so.
Sometime by asking some questions we recall the bad memory, with great sadness he started “They blamed me for stealing money! I am ready to do anything but I did not steal the money. They few waiter were aware of my story one of the experienced waiter did and no one believed me. I had to quit from there as I cannot stop working. If I do then who will take care of me and my sister?” Now he completely broke in to tears, I was in no situation to tell anything, He continued “Now found this job where now I get some food and money, there are so many people like me starving daily, I am bit lucky”
I couldn't say anything to it. It was going to be little late and said “Sir, let me take a leave now. I came here just for a relaxation, Thank you for hearing my pain. I know now have nothing but I promised myself that one day there will be.”
I was really impressed by the person I met unexpectedly. I always thought I am the only one who struggling in life. By listening to this person I felt that the happiness in nowhere it is inside every one of us. We need to learn to get satisfied what we have and never lose the hope.
Optimism in life is important, when you add hope to it then there is nothing can stop you from achieving your goal. Always #lookup in life.

Sunday 1 March 2015

Ramayana – The Game of Life Shattered Dreams Book 2

Shattered Dreams is the second book in the series after the best seller The Rise of Sun Prince.
The Game of Life Shattered Dreams is not only about the Indian mythology Ramayana but it is all about how Ramayana epic is connected in our daily life.
This book enlightens how to manage the turn-around positively, it instructs us to handle temptation, courage to handle the toughest situation. This is purely a complicated family drama, which provides penetrations on how human relationships work and how they fail.
In the Modern world nuclear family era we always have big dreams and sad lives. Shubha Villas beautifully narrated the Ramayana not only that he interrupts the story to enlighten the reader in every step.

As generally all people know the epic Ramayana here I would like review book in my thoughts.
Shattered Dreams take you through the various emotions in the characters, each page gives the nice background of every emotions attached towards the character and scene. The insights in every page will help reader to analyse and related the epic to the day to day life.
Book starts with the nightmare. Dasaratha was worried about his people, he wanted to have peaceful country even after he leave the world. And who fulfil his dream?
Takes you all the way Ayodhya. When I was kid I always liked to watch TV serial Ramayana My thoughts refreshed all the way. At that time I had no idea about the lesson hidden in the story. After going through the Shattered dreams the epic and the inspirational insights of Shubha Villas, Indian Mythology made another place in my thoughts.
How anyone can afford to sacrifice their comfort zone? Only possible when you love someone without conditions. Princess Sita choose to support her husband. Can pain is avoidable? In author words-
 “Physical pains are many times unavoidable, but mental suffering is always discretionary. When one voluntarily chooses the path of pain, he anesthetizes himself from mental suffering.”
Show the courage in what you feel right. Logically decide what is good in life in author words-
“Many have the fortune of knowing what is right, but few have the guts of doing what is right. The courage to do what is right shudders at the pain in doing it.”

Title: Ramayana: The Game of Life: Shattered Dreams (Book 2)
Author: Shubha Vilas
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 978-81-8495-531-6
Number of Pages: 387
Price: 350 [INR]
Genre: Mythology
Main Characters: Dasaratha, Rama, Sita, Laksmana, Bharatha, Ravana, Mantara, Keikeyi and more
Story about: Indian Mythology rewritten.
Story line: Almost every page gives insights by author.
Author Style: Impressive and simple language. Inspirational thoughts to the reader.
Dislikes: None. So far it is up to the reader to decide whether to take or not to take the inspirations.
Recommendations: This is a kind of the book any person can read. This book contains not only the mythology but it tells how simple life can be and how to have a successful life. If you get a chance then once in lifetime you have to read this book. So that you get inspired by your own life.

I would like to thank Blogadda to giving me an opportunity to review this book. The author to his inspirational thoughts.

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