For the people, by the people and of the people. #DigitalIndia
This is exactly what we have been taught right from our school days. But what about the farmers, living somewhere in an unknown village, does he know that there are schemes and subsidies available for him? Has he ever been able to reach out to that department where he knows he shall be heard and his work shall be given utmost priority?
Sometimes we do believe that since its government work, it is bound to take time. Time can be days, weeks , months, years; you never know. The problem is the time and accessibility of resources. Your documents keep piling, waiting to reach the correct department where your application shall be read and reverted back to you with a positive note.
What about those backward tribes, who stay away from reaching out to the government thinking there is a high transaction cost associated to gaining governance information. How about the Youth, do we ever try to find out the employment opportunities, credit and loans availability. Why do we often remain outside the governance region?
According to me, the governance information needs to be crisp. If it’s timely updated and is readily available when required, if its customized for individual needs and requirements and thirdly if the authenticity is maintained, if its trustworthy then the Governance information provided is Crisp else it turns cold and soggy and is liked by none.
And I am happy to know that our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, in his independence day address to the nation suggested that he is looking forward to transforming the country into a digitally empowered and connected knowledge economy. E governance is core to creating the Digital India envisioned by the government.
According to me, Sarkaar Apkae Dwaar which means Government at your door step, is the most apt and simplest way to put down the working of e governance. With e governance we shall have access to all citizen services, timely and updated information of reforms, platform to collaborate with the government where we can reach out to them, be heard and get replied back in no time. Technology is the key enabler in realizing the Digital India vision. This shall lead to two fold advantage. One for the Government where the government shall get all the statistics and reach out to millions at once . this shall reduce the cost and help manage time, at the same time Govt. shall get an idea of the problems faced by even the most backward classes, this shall help mitigate the problems which arise cause of gaps in communication due to in active channels and other reasons. Govt. can then plan the budget keeping the present scenario in mind. At the same time, paper work shall be highly reduced and loads of data can be stored of entire India for years to come and shall be available on a single click, that means another problem of searching for lost files and documents shall now be a thing of the past. Governments around the globe are becoming online and digital which helps reduce the cost to access relevant government information. One thing that I personally appreciate is that we are going to save loads of paper and this step is undoubtedly a step further towards clean green and environment friendly India. This digitalization is of utmost importance for us, we the people of India as this adds value to us as Indians. Intel is committed towards India’s vision of a digital India. Digital skills for India and Innovate for India initiatives by Intel are worth a mention when it comes to e governance. This shall help each Indian learn the skills of reaching out to the government online and having their problems resolved. This initiate shall insipe the youth, policymakers, NGO, private sectors and we as an individual to then innovatively and consider our government as an asset for us that shall bring us happiness and success in our lives. http://www.intel.in/
SARKAAR APKAE DWAAR!
Jagah banana wala nashta, Movie wala nashta, Home work wala nashta, Chup karane wala nashta, Best tiffin wala nashta, sanskaar wala nashta, passing the parcel wala nashta and most importantly, Anaaj wala nashta. https://www.facebook.com/anaajkanashta
Breakfast often referred as Nashta in India, sometimes becomes time consuming, early morning you have so much to do and sometimes trying to adjust to your schedule, you forget you daily morning breakfast. Breakfast need not be the same boring upma or poha. Add variations and variety and watch you and your family looking forward to breakfast with excitement asking ‘Aaj kya banaya hai?’
The heritage tourism celebrates the journey of greatness of our heritage, its culture and traditional age old historic places. Then why are we discussing breakfast? Welcome to Food Heritage. Well, an avid tourist and a traveller surely should understand the importance of fueling up.
If you want to roam around the world, start your day with the goodness of health and you would realize you feel more active and energetic and visit more places than you thought you would in that day. It’s the power of breakfast. I believe one should always start the day with a power packed Breakfast, there is no denying the fact that wherever you go in this World, the culture and tradition of having fresh breakfast prevails and always will.
But sometimes we get bored of the same old breakfast, sometimes we want to have the same ingredients clubbed up together in a different form to add to the freshness, a zing of style along with taste and nutrition. Is it possible? Well, Yes. Is it difficult and time consuming? No, not at all. Let’s learn the simple secrets to great tasting breakfast with Gupta ji and his family.
Today, let’s take a tour to Gupta ji’s house and relish their traditional heritage breakfast food with a twist. Gupta ji and family invites all of us to visit them for a treat of breakfast. Cornflakes date shake, Cornflakes kewra badam, Choco mint cornflakes, Strawberry and Banana Cornflakes, Almond coconut shake, cornflakes fruity yogurt cup, Cornflakes rose falooda, cornflakes crumble mango custard, Cornflakes jelly shake, cornflakes chana chaat, cheesy cornflakes are some of the quick to prepare, healthy and delicious recipes that Mrs. Gupta prepares every other day in minutes. Let’s try one and I am sure, we won’t stop at one. We would keep going to Gupta ji's house for breakfast that's tasty and nutritious, power packed as I call it. https://www.youtube.com/user/kelloggindia
Kellogg’s heritage dates back to a more than 100 years ago, when W.K. Kellogg saw the promise in a single grain. Standing true to this promise, Kellogg’s shares with us ‘Anaaj ka Nashta’ made from the choicest Indian wheat, corn and rice for a breakfast that is as Indian as we are. The Heritage tourism supports the initiative by Kellogg’s to ensure no individual misses his breakfast. And we are ready to get started on our journey to unknown places with a bag full of cornflakes and enjoy the recipes on the go.
Busy keeping up with our daily schedule, it becomes tough to keep going. Sometimes the work becomes just so monotonous and we lose the optimism with which we started working and the positivism with which we look at things starts to fade away. Sometimes we start feeling that life is dull, boring and stays the same way. This is the time when we should take a break and be together with our loved ones. Being around the ones who love you, gives you the new hope and freshness to get restarted with daily schedule in a much smooth and easy way. It’s not the amount of time that we spend together but the fact that we are together is what makes us feel loved and feel happy. https://housing.com/
Recently, we celebrated the occasion of my sister’s 25th wedding anniversary. All the relatives happily got together and wished the couple. The aura of happiness all around gave me the feeling of positivism. It made not only the couple but each one of us feel special and happy. We smiled, laughed, danced, sang and celebrated the occasion; together.
They say, Marriages are made in heaven, true, but togetherness of not just two people but their relatives and friends is what makes it special in every aspect. 25 years back they both tied the knot together and whispered in each other's ear that they both shall take care of each other. We all, the groom’s and bride’s parents, sisters, brothers, relatives were there to not just be the witness of their marriage but to share the togetherness and let all of us know that through thick and thin we all are together. And now, we all were again together, to bless the couple and meet and greet everyone. It was the celebration of 25 years of being together as one big family. A big family which smiles together and brings a ray of hope every time any one of its member feels down. We celebrated the wedding anniversary with all the traditional rituals of togetherness. The Hindu functions of Mehandi, Sangeet, Var mala and Reception. We all danced to the tunes of famous hindi song which depicts togetherness, the song of love.
Jab koi baat bigad jae, jab koi mushkil padh jae, tum dena saath mera O humnava.
Na koi tha, na koi hai , zindagi mein tumharae siva, tum dena saath mera, o humnava.
This is one of my most memorable day which filled me with immense love and motivation to look up and stay optimistic. Life is a journey, its not the twists and turns that we take, but with whom do we walk the lane, and how often the strangers on the path become our friends and we all keep walking together supporting each other and enjoying the time called Life.
Stay together, stay motivated and optimistic, be in love with life. https://housing.com/
Every time I saw traditional years old heritage slowly and gradually fading away into the past, I wished I could preserve it and protect our heritage. I wished to let them have the aura of the past but still be there in the present for us to reflect on how glorious and rich our past was. The old forts and age old temples talk about a story of the past, about the heroism of the Kings and their Kingdom, yet today these forts and the temples are just a building of the past. It’s out heritage, if it’s not us, then who shall preserve it?
I being a Historian could relate the heritage to the times to the past. I could visualize the battles fought at the forts and the victories of the Kings. The faith of the people in their deity and the culture and tradition followed within.
I looked around and realized, the place where I live, my city has so much of its own heritage which is calling the present and is asking it to protect the past, protect the valuable heritage. Hadoti has a grand heritage if only we take out time from our busy lives and look at the beauty of it. There are historians who know about the past and present and cherish the place they live in however, I wanted to see each and every person living in Hadoti to look our tradition, our culture, our values and our heritage with respect and express their willingness to protect and preserve it. I wanted to bring in this change, a positive change.
There are museum but how many of us have visited the Museum of our city and came out of the museum discussing the greatness of our past. How many of us have been to age old ruined temples and forts and not just clicked photographs but lived in the times of the past. How many of us have seen the old coins, vessels and other utensils gained from excavations and not just appreciated them but visualized how our heritage would have been.
This was the time when I decided to take a big step, this was my dream and I wanted to turn it into reality. They say a change is always good; I wanted to bring a change in the way people look at our culture. I started working towards the conservation, protection and preservation of our heritage. This was not easy, and brought forward several challenges, but I knew that this shall prove to be a golden step towards our Heritage.
Let's start a new life. The first step is always the difficult one, but once you have the optimism within you, no one can stop you then. I then organised several Heritage walks, photographic exhibitions of our tradition, created Heritage awareness among students and society with museum, forts, temples visits and made efforts to protect the ruins of the past and bring forward the glorious heritage. Today, when I look back, I realize had I not taken this step, today, within me I would have felt sad to see the greatness of our heritage, which was once almost in ruins and needed protection, is now non-existent. I look forward and realize there’s a lot more that needs to be done but I am happy to know that there is a hope that we shall protect our Heritage and value its greatness.
I wish all of us bring a change, a positive change which signifies goodness and happiness for you and your heritage.
This World is a creation of God. God has created you, me, this nature, sunshine and moonlight. God has created smile and laughter. God gave us the feeling called as Love. Love which bounds us together. Love comes to us in all forms, sometimes as a smile of our small cute little baby and sometimes as the are and affection from our elders. Love comes with the fresh breeze and the dewdrops on the grass. Love comes with the colours of festivity and the delicious food that our mother cooks for us. Love can be heard with the family laughing together watching television and getting worried if you mistakenly prick your finger while plucking a red rose for your mother. Love can be seen in your eyes, heard in your songs and felt with a hug so strong that says this is life.
My story of life is best described in one word and that word is LOVE
Live life like there's no tomorrow, smile always and forget your sorrow.
Live life with the ray of hope, with each day look at the sunshine
At night, watch the stars twinkling and moonlight asking you not to lose faith
Live all colours of life, be in love and paint the town red with your smile and laughter.
Life life spreading happiness around, watch the dusk and dawn
Life is love and love is all about a little bit of hope, if you have a little bit of hope
you have a little bit of love too, and this little bit love make life worth living.
When you are in love with yourself, you feel special and that makes everything around you so beautiful. You rise up with chirping birds and hear their melody. You read the newspaper, thinking around the world, some good news there must be. You make tea for your family, with that special ingredient called love. You breathe in fresh air and maintain your health performing yoga with a positive smile of optimism. Your fresh breakfast and long morning walks, all suggest life isn't simply about getting up every morning and rushing for work but living it step by step, feeling positive about the fresh start of the day. your Family loves you and show them that you too by spending time with time, smiling with them, cooking food for them, sharing an ice cream and going on a long drive. When you start listening to your heart, your life becomes so calm and composed. Free from the stressfull life that people always complain of. It's time you make this as your story of life and see how beautiful this world is, its not just about sunset and time to sleep but about admiring the sunshine and the moonlight.
No matter what
No matter where
Its always home
If love is there
Life is beautiful, smile with it and love your family.
Almost all of us wish to buy a new car but then we already have an old car which is working fairly well, not really though but atleast its working. And if I wish to buy a new car I first want to get rid of the one I have and ofcourse get some instalment of my new car paid via selling the old one. Yes, I wish to buy to a new car, a car which gives me the mileage I am looking for, a car which personifies me, my colour, my wheels, my idea of a perfect car. Just when I was trying to find the perfect car I am looking for, I realized it’s so much of a confusion over where to buy from and how to buy as well as whom to sell the old one. And so I decided to dedicate this post to all of us who are looking in for their perfect vehicle. I time we look beyond word of mouth, beyond an ad in the newspaper and then be available on the phone to hear from the buyer and tell them how well the car is maintained, when was it bought, average, seating, music system, speakers, wheels blah blah blah, basically it’s time we think beyond an interview phone call to sell and buy a car.
Its time we say NO FIKAR CHAT QUIKR
Quikr Nxt makes things a lot lot lot easier. http://www.quikr.com/
Enjoy QuikrNxt on your mobile as Quikr app, as mobile site or desktop site and I guarantee you, in no time you would love to be both the buyer and seller. It makes things so much easier and comfortable. With Quikr Nxt feature, Indian online classifieds market shall no longer be the same, it would be much more fun and exciting and I am sure you, me and everyone would prefer chat over a phone call. The various interesting features in Quikr nxt allows me to sell and buy my new car with just a single button. Features like a) number privacy; where Quikr ensures while we chat with the buyer and seller, we have our number as private. We communicate at our convenience, b) Chat history provides us with documented proof of our conversation, it ensure whatever said is true, authentic and the same shall be delivered to us. c) Photo sharing feature that I love the most where I can send and receive detailed zoomed in HD pictures of the car, the outside look and the inside of the car, sharing pics with the seller assures him of the car that you shall deliver to him without fake promises and the buyer gets the genuine check of the seller without any hassle. QuikrNxt is the present and the future of selling and buying with all the fun and so much ease. NO FIKAR CHAT QUIKR.
Garadia Mahadev is a beautiful natural site and Shiv temple 28 kms. from Kota on the bank of river Chambal.On the occasion of Mahashivratri a large number of people from nearby villages and Kota city gathered to celebrate the parinay or marriage of lord Shiva with Devi Parvati .
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. We are all possessive about small small things, and keep them close to us and then there are times that we realize there are others who need it more than we do. We sometimes already have a lot of furniture and still buy more only to realize that we do not have any space to keep them, though with time over years they became a part of our lives we must ensure that we love our family, friends, nature and not objects.
But how do we know who would want to have all these items, how do we sell them? Would someone really pay me for this cupboard, this sofa set, am I supposed to give an ad and then wait for the buyer, and then be available on the phone to hear from the buyer and tell them how durable it is, how well it is maintained, when was it bought, basically an interview phone call?
No not any more, yes, a thing of beauty is a joy forever and this beauty if shared with others brings a smile on not just yours but on others face as well. So how do we sell it? NO FIKAR CHAT QUICKR
Quickr Nxt makes things easier for me. http://www.quikr.com/
I give you three reasons to use Quickr app and enjoy QuickrNxt , you will prefer chat over a phone call.
1) Number Privacy - Quickr ensures while we chat with the buyer and seller, we have our number as private. We communicate at our convenience.
2) Chat history - we have documented proof of our talk and can ensure whatever said is true and authentic and the same shall be delivered to us.
3) Photo sharing - I can send and receive detailed pictures of the item requested, I can zoom and share the pic with my family and ask them for their confirmation and buy only when I feel that the product I have seen in the image is how it shall appear.
Chat makes things so much easier, this is what we have been waiting for, NO FIKAR CHAT QUICKR.
Make buying and selling a lot easier, share the love, share the joy, make others smile on the way , remember if you are the reason for someone's happiness, some else will come as your happiness only on Quickr, just chill no fikar.