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Vote for a Better INDIA

Vote for a better India

Vote for a better India

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Know your Neta :

Informed decisions are the cornerstone to an effective democracy. However, recent reports by the National Election Watch (NEW) and Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) reveal that about one third of the Indian polity has criminal cases registered against them. It does make one question the integrity of their political representative.

Recognizing this very dilemma, civil and political rights organizations, through the use of technology, have made it easier for interested citizen to access politicians’ records. All you need is a computer, mobile and an internet access to find out what your political candidate has been up to.

Here are five popular websites that help you judge and decide who you may want to be your spokesperson in the government:

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what does 20s teaches you?

What did your 20s teach you?

Answered by Arpan Roy

I have been a noticing a lot of these “what has my 20s or 30s taught me articles” around on the interweb recently. Turning 30 this year in September, I have spent most of my time during the last decade getting my ass kicked by the university of life as well as most of my beliefs from my earlier years broken. I will try to summarize below the little things that I wished I knew 10 years ago.


Parents are not always correct..

Things may not be as light hearted as the monkey cap issue but one thing my 20s have taught me that my parents are not always correct. Sure they want the best for you all the time (there is no denying that), but their understanding of this world and definition of success is completely different from mine. My parents grew up in an India plagued by unemployment and power cuts and their definition of success was getting an Engineering degree (preferably in Computer Science or Electronics). Growing up with constant financial insecurity, my parents like most parents did cost benefit analysis to determine what is right for me. An engineering degree would probably mean a secure job where I would stay probably for the rest of my life.
However, what if you feel different from them. What if you do not hold the aims and aspirations as them. After all your parents are human and humans are not correct all the time. You should always respect their views because they meant well for you but listening to them blindly may not be the ideal.

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track expenses

How do you track of your Expenses?

For years we, bachelors and techies are having hard time remembering where the money has gone… Well you don’t want to worry about that any more. We found some good stuffs and ideas to keep track of all your expenses and debts as well.

1. Try to get receipt for all transactions / spending you make

SuperShuttle Receipt

It is a good habit to get receipt of all your expenses. By getting receipt you are some how keeping a track of all your transactions and  also you can get to know how much you are paying per product and as well the VAT and other taxes as well.

2. Try using card when it is possible

Cubic is bringing contactless bank card payment to London buses

It is actually annoying to others when you are paying by cash at places like Super markets, jewellery shops and so. And you can’t make card payment in local stores who sells things in street. All of us know this theory. But still some of us still use cash when there is a card payment is possible. When we start using card instead of cash, your transactions will be noted in your bank account and you can see it anytime.

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Summer Flu

Its Summer out there. Take care of Yourself

Day by day, Year by year the temperature in summer its getting hotter and hotter. This year its too high compare to previous years. This may still increase.

Stay active in summer

The arrival of summer means, days at pool, family picnics and more outdoor activities. Here are some of the help tips to keep you and your family active and happy.

  • Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid dehydration. For low-calorie flavor, add slice of your favorite fruits such as melon, oranges, berries or even cucumber or mint to a pitcher of water and refrigerate for two hours.
  • Protect your family from sun. Wear wide-brimmed hats, always apply water-resistant sun screen with at least SPF 15 and reapply sun screen every 2 hours.
  • Heat safety : avoid intense activities between noon and 3:00 PM. when the sun is at its strongest.
  • Dress for the heat : wear lightweight, light colored clothing, choose light, breathable fabrics such as cotton, and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Head indoors : when the heat gets unbearable, try indoor activities at your   home or any indoor places for games or any other activities.

Try some fun and refreshing summer snacks that the entire family can enjoy


  • Fruit pops: Homemade freezer pops are an easy, fun treat for kids to make. Mash up fruit like peaches, grapes, berries or watermelon and put them in paper cups, insert a popsicle stick, freeze overnight and enjoy!
  • Cool and crisp: keep a variety of colorful veggies on hand that stay cool and crunchy for   a refreshing treat – baby carrots, cucumber slices, and celery sticks are just a few ideas.
  • Fruit smoothies: blend your favorite fresh fruits with fat-free or low-fat yogurt and ice for a refreshing drink or freeze and eat with a spoon like a frozen ice chill.
  • Mix it up: make your own trail mix using your favorite unsalted, oil free nuts, seeds and dried fruits (just be sure to keep your servings to 1.5 ounces or 1/3 cup).
  • Just slice and serve: summer months are peek season for most fruits, just slice and serve – the whole family will enjoy the refreshing natural sweetness and juices just the way nature made ‘em!

This is not only the unbearable temperature but a number of diseases that can put a damper in your plans. Here the top 5 diseases you should be aware of.

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How to use Google Products for News Letter

As all of us know Google is the big and leading tech giant who has almost serves all of us. The one who has internet with him / her, I believe day to day life without google is a hard time for him / her.

Google has so many products and which serves to almost all of us, namely Google Search a popular search engine, Gmail the most widely used email client, Youtube a famous Video streaming Service and the list goes on.

Few years back Google had introduced Google docs, Google Sheets and Google Presentation, a new online collaborative documentation, calculation and presentation tools. after few months Google bundled them with a cloud storage solution and launched Google Drive, where you can create, modify, upload documents files.

About two years back Google had launched a new development solution to all its products and named it as Google Apps Script.

Google apps script is the tool which gonna help us use Google as a newsletter solution.

to go further you need to know about some of the Google Products which we are gonna use for our newsletter

1. Gmail:

Gmail is one of the most used email client. Gmail allows you send 500 mails per day. So if your customers are below 500 then only this method is useful. Otherwise you have to stick to other Newsletter providers. Here Gmail is going to be used as newsletter email client.

2. Google Sheets:

Google sheets is a online collaborative spreadsheet where you can do your calculations there. Here Google sheets is gonna work as our user database, where you are going to save your customers / subscribers email address and other details. if you have the html code for the newsletter as well then we can make use of google sheets to keep it as the database of html codes as well.

3. Google Forms:

Google form is an online form which helps you to have an online survey and other stuffs. Here google form is going to be used as User Subscription form.

4. Google Apps Script:

This is the development tool which allows you to program on Google products which you use. Here we are going to write some program/ functions to get the email address and html codes from Google Sheets and send it to your customers / subscribers via gmail.

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Be Limitless Inc

Increase your Productivity Limitless with Limitless App

Limitless is a productivity app for Chrome browser, which helps improve your productivity by monitoring how much time you are spending on each sites. This also helps you to identify the site which distracts you.

The app was developed by, a data analytics company based on Silicon Valley.

Balaji Vishwanathan, CEO and Co-Founder of Be Limitless Inc says,

“**The goal of the plugin is to help you grow your productivity by 10% by end of 2014.** Limitless app will take a look at the time and browsing patterns and show different messages in new tabs accordingly. **The goal is to use the ‘nudge theory’ – a psychology model to provide both positive and negative feedback to users to improve their productivity**”.

Getting Started with Limitless

Install the extension from chrome webstore : link

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प्राचीन इतिहास

भारत का इतिहास और संस्‍कृति गतिशील है और यह मानव सभ्‍यता की शुरूआत तक जाती है। यह सिंधु घाटी की रहस्‍यमयी संस्‍कृति से शुरू होती है और भारत के दक्षिणी इलाकों में किसान समुदाय तक जाती है। भारत के इतिहास में भारत के आस पास स्थित अनेक संस्‍कृतियों से लोगों का निरंतर समेकन होता रहा है। उपलब्‍ध साक्ष्‍य सुझाते हैं कि लोहे, तांबे और अन्‍य धातुओं के उपयोग काफी शुरूआती समय में भी भारतीय उप महाद्वीप में प्रचलित थे, जो दुनिया के इस हिस्‍से द्वारा की गई प्रगति का संकेत है। चौंथी सहस्राब्दि बी. सी. के अंत तक भारत एक अत्‍यंत विकसित सभ्‍यता के क्षेत्र के रूप में उभर चुका था।

सिंधु घाटी की सभ्‍यता

भारत का इतिहास सिंधु घाटी की सभ्‍यता के जन्‍म के साथ आरंभ हुआ, और अधिक बारीकी से कहा जाए तो हड़प्‍पा सभ्‍यता के समय इसकी शुरूआत मानी जाती है। यह दक्षिण एशिया के पश्चिमी हिस्‍से में लगभग 2500 बीसी में फली फूली, जिसे आज पाकिस्‍तान और पश्चिमी भारत कहा जाता है। सिंधु घाटी मिश्र, मेसोपोटामिया, भारत और चीन की चार प्राचीन शहरी सबसे बड़ी सभ्‍यताओं का घर थी। इस सभ्‍यता के बारे में 1920 तक कुछ भी ज्ञात नहीं था, जब भारतीय पुरातात्विक विभाग ने सिंधु घाटी की खुदाई का कार्य आरंभ किया, जिसमें दो पुराने शहरों अर्थात मोहन जोदाड़ो और हड़प्‍पा के भग्‍नावशेष निकल कर आए। भवनों के टूटे हुए हिस्‍से और अन्‍य वस्‍तुएं जैसे कि घरेलू सामान, युद्ध के हथियार, सोने और चांदी के आभूषण, मुहर, खिलौने, बर्तन आदि दर्शाते हैं कि इस क्षेत्र में लगभग पांच हजार साल पहले एक अत्‍यंत उच्‍च विकसित सभ्‍यता फली फूली।

सिंधु घाटी की सभ्‍यता मूलत: एक शहरी सभ्‍यता थी और यहां रहने वाले लोग एक सुयोजनाबद्ध और सुनिर्मित कस्‍बों में रहा करते थे, जो व्‍यापार के केन्‍द्र भी थे। मोहन जोदाड़ो और हड़प्‍पा के भग्‍नाव‍शेष दर्शाते हैं कि ये भव्‍य व्‍यापारिक शहर वैज्ञानिक दृष्टि से बनाए गए थे और इनकी देखभाल अच्‍छी तरह की जाती थी। यहां चौड़ी सड़कें और एक सुविकसित निकास प्रणाली थी। घर पकाई गई ईंटों से बने होते थे और इनमें दो या दो से अधिक मंजिलें होती थी।

उच्‍च विकसित सभ्‍यता हड़प्‍पा में अनाज, गेहूं और जौ उगाने की कला ज्ञात थी, जिससे वे अपना मोटा भोजन तैयार करते थे। उन्‍होंने सब्जियों और फल तथा मांस, सुअर और अण्‍डे का सेवन भी किया। साक्ष्‍य सुझाव देते हैं कि ये ऊनी तथा सूती कपड़े पहनते थे। वर्ष 1500 से बी सी तक हड़प्‍पन सभ्‍यता का अंत हो गया। सिंधु घाटी की सभ्‍यता के नष्‍ट हो जाने के प्रति प्रचलित अनेक कारणों में शामिल है आर्यों द्वारा आक्रमण, लगातार बाढ़ और अन्‍य प्राकृतिक विपदाओं का आना जैसे कि भूकंप आदि।

Source: Knowindia


Stream music from your favourite Youtube using streamus

Music is almost or always being a best companion when one is alone and or to make him/her entertained when working or playing or at any time.

Youtube is one of the most popular video streaming from the leading tech giant Google. A geek from California had developed a beautiful Google Chrome Extension called streamus.

Streaming YouTube music made simple by Google Chrome - Streamus

Stream us is cool Google Chrome Extension which allows to listen to your favourite youtube musics without landing to youtube and without wasting higher bandwidth. Because Streamus only streams audio data from youtube server, So your music can be buffered faster compared to streaming in youtube. And You can also add musics to playlist in streamus and you can save multiple playlists as well. Streamus also provides Radio facility which is based on your current track the next music will be fetched automatically by streamus.


I love music. Especially EDM. It seemed fitting to share Streamus with the world because, well, music is so much better when everyone gets to experience it… why should the software that makes it possible be any different?

- Sean Anderson (Developer of Streamus)

Getting Started to Streamus :

1. Install Streamus from chrome webstore or install directly from site

2. Open Streamus from top right of chrome browser

Streamus Icon Location

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Aspartame: A boon or a curse?

From vibha

How many of you all have ever thought twice before picking up that harmless looking, ‘sugar free’ chewing gum, with ‘Aspartame’ as one of its contents?

Aspartame an artificial sweetener, is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose,or table sugar.Due to this property, even though Aspartame produces four kilocalories of energy per gram when metabolized, the quantity of Aspartame needed to produce a sweet taste is so small that its calorific contribution is negligible.It is the most common sweetener added to most sugar free stuff sold off the shelves todayand is the technical name for the brand names like Nutrasweet, Equal, Spoonful and Equal Measure. Do you have headaches, dizziness or mood swings or have you experienced nausea or abdominal pain?

Did you know that all of these symptoms and more have been associated with the consumption of Aspartame??

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