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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How many Earth Days you will be able to celebrate?

Frankly speaking , I never wanted to give a day to Earth to celebrate, cause Earth is the base of life. It should be in our daily routine. Why do we need a day for Earth!!? - A slice from Wikipedia
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[1] and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.[2]

So, now you know it's for environmental protection. But why we need environmental protection now? Answer to this question may be long and complex. But I can extract these simple reasons  - 
Greed and Ignorance.

For details reasons and effects you can follow the following link.

Whatever damage has been done already, every individual can make small effort to reduce the damages done.

At First I am going to give you some generic solution for environmental protection.

  • Controlling the population[ At max two child policy- Only one right now Earth can afford]
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle.
Now let's move to type and pollution and their respective efforts we can make to reduce them.

  • Light only those areas where it is much needed or say necessary. [Light in your lawn at night makes no senses ]
  • Turn lights off whenever it is not in use. Apply technology to switch it off by timer or by something else like occupancy sensor
  • Remember: You don't need to light the sky at night.
  • Lights should be in downward direction not upwards if its for outdoor.
  • Intensity of the light should not be too bright.

  • Minimal Honking anywhere. [ No honking around hospitals]
  • Low intensity loud speakers should be used and should be used in moderate volume
  • Use latest technology to reduce the noise
  • Maintain your equipment to keep the low noise[ Vehicle, machines etc]
  • No dumping of products in soil which can't be easily decomposed.
  • Don't burn crop residue on ground.
  • Moderate the use of chemical compost and pesticide while farming.
  • Don't bury any kind of plastic in soil.
  • Use natural compost 
  • Try to minimize soil erosion by plating trees in those areas.
  • Diversify the crops in the same field.  
  • Don't water your garden or field with hard water.
  • Use water sensibly.
  • If possible have drinking separately and other water for bath, toilet and kitchen.
  • Treat industrial waste / domestic sewage at source.
  • Don't throw garbage in rivers/ponds etc no matter how dirty it appears.
  • Moderate the use of chemical compost and pesticide while farming.
  • Reduce electricity consumption. [ Major electricity still comes from coal]
  • Switch your electricity to solar electricity.
  • Try to minimize your carbon footprint.
  • Car Pooling.
  • Use of public transport.
  • Don't try to burn anything inorganic.[ Plastic, garbage etc]
  • Plant as many trees as you can.
  • Purchase local grown food

    To be continued...

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Excitement for the next zen aka Asus Zenfone2

    I was already a fan of launch of Killer devices which big brands kept continuation in iterative manner.
    Simple take Apple as an example. iPhones... now the iteration reached to version iPhone 6+.
    Similarly in the case of Samsung with its Galaxy S series. Now the iteration has reached S6 edge.
    Then we have HTC which has managed to reach its iteration to M9.
    Also, who can forget Google for the nexus series , which has reached Nexus 6.

    I used to follow all those devices blog by blog. Even drop tests and tear down. But there is a common thing if you notice for all those iterations, these devices are very costly from an Indian middle class perspective.
    As the above mentioned devices almost cost a good configured Laptop. Therefore I used to only look those devices with a dream when these will be mine , when will be I able to get hands on those devices.
    Then suddenly I got invite for the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 5 launch previous year. Attending that launch simply blowed my expectation from Asus as Asus was a new player in the market.

    Man!! what a piece(or say masterpiece ) I had in my hand. What a screen, what an amazing camera feature (Loved the low light demo especially). I was blown away instantly the phone. I was not only blown away by the feature, but it was also the price vs feature comparison. Coming from the last year launch I used to suggest my friends to get this phone. And 2 of my friends who used to rely on my expert advice went ahead and bought ZenFone5. Till date I have no complaints from those two friends. I have used the ZenFone for two days and love it all.

    I didn't expected an iteration of ZenFone from Asus. But again Asus did it and did it again what customer wants.The following features of ZenFone 2 make it stand out of the crowd of other Phones.

    • 64-bit Intel Atom 2.3G CPU (Yay!! 64 bit)
    • 6430 PowerVR 533MHz GPU (533 MHz GPU :) )
    • 64-bit Dual-Channel 4GB RAM (Are you Kidding me !!)
    • Cat4+ 250Mbps LTE W/ CA (Again 250 Mpbs ...seriuosly !!)
    • 802.11ac 433Mbps WiFi (My expensive NetGear doesn't match this :(  )
    • 13MP PixelMaster camera with its f/2.0-aperture (Greeeeeeeatt!!!)
    • 60% of Battery Capacity in 39 Minutes! (Need I say more .....)
    Here is the detailed configuration:

    There are several other features in ZenFone 2 which makes it grab the phone as soon as possible type category. I am very much excited to get my senses on this phone. Especially my eyes and my hands are becoming eager to get it on ASAP. Mind it!! It has a gorgeous 5.5 inch screen and 60ms Touch responsiveness , that's why my eyes and hands are getting eager.

     My best pick of features in this phone is RAM and Charging speed which will come handy in day to day usage.

    Hopes are alive from Asus that these features don't burn a hole in my packet.

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Dil se Dil ki Deal

     We both were working in the same company. And after getting into relationship we came to know that both of us never thought of joining this company, rather we didn't even know the company name. Joining this very company itself a long story for both of us. So skipping this company joining part. So I joined this company on 1 st of Nov 2011. And she joined 21st of Nov 2011 with another girl[Let's call this another girl Any]. But destiny has different plans for us[better plans for us-we realized later].
          So, I started training Any and my colleague started training her. At first look she was like Ok type [in boys language]. I had hardly any conversation with her and I hardly gave any special attention to her. Time kept passing , we usually used to talk in the lunch time , because she used to eat my lunch after finishing her lunch.[note: rare girl found here]. And then we used to have little walk after the lunch. After some time I kinda like the idea of walk after the lunch.

         Till this time , I used to like another girl[Say Any2] in the office and we had good time in office, Me and Any2 became good friends . Our HR and Manager were jealous of our friendship. I  could  easily recognize their expressions. So this continues for 2 months . Now then a new project came and resource allocation was planned by my managers. I don't know out of jealously or what neither Any nor Any2 came into my Project.

        So,in this project there were 5 peoples. I ,she and 3 more guys. These 3 guys were senior to me in the company so they were good friends . That how we came closer,because

    1. Our nearest metro station was same to our client side
    2. We were left out by those three.
    So travel time+lunch time + project discussions brought her close to me . After three months working together I fell in love with her. But every time I used to think,no this can't be true. I just like her .
    So I kept ignoring my feelings. And then this project ended and I was moved to some other projects.

          Now I was in another project with another beautiful and cute girls in [July-Oct 2012]. So I thought now feelings for her should vanish. But no it gets stronger and stronger . The more I try to look towards another girls, the more my heart remembers her. So finally I got to know beta Rahul- now your mind and heart have the chemical locha. You can't ignore it. So I finally decided to propose her. And I wrote all my feeling in form of so called love letter and planned to give her with proposal.

        Now the proposal[22-09-12] day,we planned to meet after her interview at Sec-18 noida , it was pretty hard to get a date with her so I said after interview we can meet easily. Interview started at 10:00 , so I expected to end it around 11 or 11:30. So I reached KFC at 11:00 and  called her but the phone got Busy that means interview is still going. So, I kept waiting there with flowers, 3 small gifts and with my love letter . During the wait of 4 hours I almost tried all drinks of KFC with the lowest possible intake rate. First time ever I was not able to enjoy any of the drinks due combination of nervousness and excitement. So finally I got a call around 15:00 and she told that interview was not that good[meri to lag gayi - I thought beta mood to sahi nhi hoga iska aaj, aur tu propose karega aaj,tera pitna pakka hai chhore] . She then said ki cancel KFC and let's go to CP, we will have some food. I agreed instantly as I had no time to lose or wait.

      Now, we were in the CCD of Rajiv Chauk. Here even after a good cup of coffee, she easily traced my nervousness and asked ki ghadi to 4 bajaa rahi hi tumhaare chehre pe 12 kyun baje hain. I couldn't reply anything, just said bas aise hi. There were several things happening in my mind . I was not able to think where should I start and how should I start. So , to ease her mood [mine as well] I gifted her one of the gift to her. She liked it very much. But still I couldn't figure out how I should I start. I couldn't propose her at CCD. So we went up to Central Park.

      Now, we were in the CP talking all the random stuff, but still I couldn't have the enough courage to say her. Then my best friend Ruchi 's call came that she will be at Rajiv Chauk in 10 mins. I went to metro again to bring her in the CP. In the meantime I conveyed all feeling for her to Ruchi and ask her if she can help me .

    During the conversation Ruchi tried to figure out what's going inside her mind. I asked Ruchi in the language of eyes . Ruchi clearly indicated that I have no chance.[Meri to lagg gayi]. But I was determined that this is the day, I won't find any other day or life to propose her. Thinking all of this the time passed and girls planned to leave for the day. I was like NOOOOOOOOOOO..... Then as soon as she/they started to move from CP , I bent on my knees and gave the second gift which was a keychain of heart inside heart[ meaning for me was - I will keep your heart safe inside my heart.- This was the deal I made inside my heart] and said that Please take my heart. She was not expecting a proposal from me so she thought it was some kind of joke or prank, but after looking my serious face she asked are you serious ..? I said "Yes, aur Tujhe kya lagta hai? subah se mere face pe 12 aiwe hi baja hua tha.? ". She then said as you proposed me, there shouldn't be any change between us. We were friends and we will be friends. I said i have no issues.[ In my mind I wanted to hear the same].

     Now, we were inside the metro,Ruchi left us at Central Secretariat and we continued the same metro. Now to light up the mood. I gave the flowers and showed her the third gift . And said if u had accepted my proposal I would have gave the third one also.But I won't give you now. I will give this to you whichever comes earlier either your acceptance or your birthday.[Don't know why I kinda blackmailed her]

        Time passed and an office trip was planned . I clearly said to her if you are not coming , I am not going too. Then she agreed to come , but along with her elder sister . Mai to fas hi gya ab naa to haan bol paaya naa naa. So we all (7 colleagues) started our journey in an Innova around 8 pm. I was in last row with her and  her sister. As expected  her sister was sitting between us.Then we stopped for dinner around 10 pm . After dinner her sister gave the chance to sit her with me [Don't know if she did intentionally or not]. We had awesome Antakshari till 1 a.m. then all of them got sleepy except me. As she was just sitting beside me her head used to come to my shoulder time to time, but as soon as she got to know she just kept her straight, but it was long journey. After one hour her head finally landed to my shoulder for the long time as she was in deep sleep. This feeling was out of the world. At this time all I wanted was may this head remain on my shoulder forever and ever. I made sure that she don't feel the jerk of vehicle. She woke up in the morning and saw me awaking and asked if I was awake whole night . I lied that no I just woke up. But yes she got to know that whole night her head was on my shoulders.

     Now we were still inside that Innova. In the morning after her waking up , I gathered some courage and hold her hand. Due to shock or some running thoughts she parted her hand after 2 or 3 minutes.

    I thought that this was the end of my love story and suddenly a miracle happened and now she was holding my hand . I kept holding her hand for the whole office trip in front of all 4 other colleagues without fearing all possible gossip ,rumors and taunts. This was my experience of Sound Of Love in Silence as acceptance came silently without uttering a word. Sometimes we don't need to tell what we feel, the person whom you love can get to know your feelings very easily. Every time I meet her it seems that this is the best day ever. 

    I am participating in the #DilKiDealOnSnapdealactivity at BlogAdda in association with SnapDeal.