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The festival of lights signifies the victory of good over evil; there are many interesting legends that further add to the significance of the festival but the focus on positivity remains the same.
During this time most homes are decorated with clay diyas to welcome the goddess of wealth Lakshmi and special prayers are offered to seek abundant wealth and prosperity for the coming year. There is also a lot of ‘peth pooja’ ( read feasting) on a wide range of sweets and desserts that are specially savored during this occasion (my personal favorite ).
Infact the festival had grown to become one of the most lucrative times for the market as people go on a shopping spree and spend on everything from clothes to furnishings.
However, the festival is now becoming one of the most polluted events of the year! Firecrackers that were essentially used to drive away evil spirits has now become the highlight of the festival for most people.
It’s no surprise that many spend lavishly on fire crackers and enjoy the spectacle of lights, sound and smoke. Brighter the sparkles, louder the noise the greater the thrill for them!!
In the mist of all this fun and frolic we tend to forget the about the damage to environment, discomfort to various species of animals, contamination of water and soil etc. With each passing year
most cities are creating new records of air and noise pollution on festivals like Diwali.
It’s also very common to hear stories of fire mishaps, accidents and injuries fire crackers cause every year. So we decided to give you some tips to ensure a happy and safe Diwali!
Yes, who says diwali is only about crackers and not about celebrating human bonds of togetherness! So go eco-friendly by saying NO to crackers this diwali.
If you are frowning at the idea of a ‘no cracker’ diwali and don’t want to miss out on the fun, do your bit by adhering to the Supreme Court order of not bursting crackers between 10.00 p.m and 6.00 a.m. This would certainly help the cause.
So make this festival a safer and enjoyable diwali for everyone around you. Light diyas, get in touch with your old friends and remember to cleanse your mind of all the negative thoughts that affect it!
Happy Diwali Wishing you a year filled with new beginnings and beautiful memories.
Don’t forget to tell us if you are celebrating a ‘no cracker, no pollution’ diwali this year! Cheers!!
reaction the movie generated among audiences, many of whom went to watch the movie only because their friends asked them ‘not’ to miss it.
The simple and heart touching story of universal love has not only won hearts of film buffs and snobby critics, but also got nominated by the Film Federation of India as India’s official entry for the Academy Awards in the Best foreign language film category!
This is surely a huge achievement considering there were 19 other critically acclaimed movies that were competing for the prestigious award nomination. Paan Singh Tomar, Dirty Picture, Kahaani, Deool, Eega, Vazhakku Enn 18/9 and Akasathinte Niram were in the race, but it was the charm of ‘Barfi’ that worked!
Infact the soul-stirring rom-com is a complete entertainer with songs for every mood. This song in particular deserves a special mention.
All though the film has crossed the magical Rs 100-crore mark it’s still in news for all the wrong reasons: Plagiarism.
Yes. There are serious accusations that Writer- Director Anurag Basu lifted several key scenes of the movie from cinematic creations from around the world. It all started with a blog on Tangeed.com that gave scene by scene examples of plagiarism.
In no time the links went viral on the virtual world, leaving many fans of the sweet ‘Barfi’ feeling bitter (me included!).
Infact many are of the opinion that the movie must not be representing the country at the Oscars because it clearly wears western impressions on its sleeves. There are others who feel that Director Anurag Basu must be lauded for his unconventional take on the lives of
the differently- abled.
We leave it to you to decide if the several scenes of the movie are inspired or copied.
So what do you think? Its also ironic that the social networking platforms that were initially abuzz with appreciation for the movie, became the medium for harsh criticisms too!
Don’t you think this controversy could have been avoided if the movie gave due credits to the movie it claims to be ‘inspired’ from. Anurag Basu, writer and Director of the movie has said “It was my shortcoming…I couldn’t think original about it…”
All said and done, the movie surely deserves appreciation for a refreshing take on the lives of disabled people and having conveyed it with minimal dialogues. It now needs to be seen if the movie qualifies for the Top 5 Oscar nominations in the Best foreign language film category on January 10th 2013.
Till now only three films Mehboob Khan’s ‘Mother India’, Mira Nair’s ‘Salam Bombay!’ and Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’ from India have managed to get to the final round of Oscar nominations.
However not a single Indian movie has bought the Golden lady home!
Meanwhile, the movie will be competing with 72 movies from around the world. We wish ‘Barfi’ an eventful race at the Oscars! What do you think about the movie?
Just when the country was trying to make sense of the anti- corruption movements of Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev, a shocking revelation by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has shocked the nation.
In a report about coal mining irregularities, CAG (an authority that audits expenditures of central and state governments) has blamed the UPA government for allocating coal mining licenses to private and public entities without publicly auctioning them to the highest bidder. This fraudulent practice has allegedly cost our national exchequer a whopping Rs 1.86 lakh crore rupees!!! (Infact an initial leaked report put the figure at 10.76 lakh crores.)
Quite similar to the 2G spectrum scam, the allocation process was neither transparent nor full proof. The government not only gave coal blocks at throw away prices to over 150 companies but also to companies that had never engaged in mining before. Ever more worse is that many of the companies have still not mined the ore – a big reason for the country’s power crisis that resulted in a disastrous blackout some months back.
However, what has shocked many people is the name of PM Manmohan Singh in the coal mining scam. For a long time now the PM was hailed as an honest leader heading
a corrupt government but the fact that the PM held the coal ministry between 2006 and 2009 has raised questions on his clean image.
Infact news reports in international media like the Time magazine and Washington Post have criticized the PM for being an ‘Underachiever’ and ‘Tragic figure’, which has further dented his image. As we know this isn’t the first time the present UPA government has witnessed a scam of such magnitude. Other big ticket scams like CWG scam, Adarsh scam and 2G spectrum allocation scam has already seen political heavyweights land behind the bars.
Here’s a recap of other corruption scandals that rocked India.
But this time the Coalgate scam is turning out to be a political scandal. While the Opposition parties (BJP in particular) have demanded the PM’s resignation, the government has hit back by calling for a full-fledged debate in the parliament. The political backlash has taken the issue no where!
In between all this hoopla, it’s the parliament that has suffered the most. While the month long monsoon session has already come to an end, protests from the opposition ensured a highly unproductive assembly session. Out of over 100 pending legislations only 4 bills have been passed this time.
While everyone is busy discussing the financial and political implications of the coal mining scam, the issue of environmental harm to forests is being completely ignored.
Meanwhile, Greenpeace India, an environment NGO has started the ‘Save Junglistan’ campaign to draw attention towards the disastrous effect of coal mining on the country’s forest reserves. A signature campaign urging the PM to save forests is also on. They plan to submit the petition when he hosts other countries for the United Nations Convention on Bio-diversity in October this year.
For now the ‘Coalgate’ scam is being investigated by the CBI and some cabinet ministers are under the scanner. But the question ‘When will India see an end to such corruption scams?’ still remains absurd.
Do you have any thoughts on the issue? Feel free to share your views!
I was first introduced to the phrase “custom t shirt” when a friend of mine searched it on Google while shopping online for t shirts. The fact that the search term displayed numerous, relevant, search results indicated that it was a common search phrase that I had no gyaan of!! That was several months back. Now, I not only know what a custom t shirt is, but I am also the proud owner of one! I now know that “custom t shirt” is another word for customized t shirt or personalized t shirt.
Wikipedia states that “At the turn of the 21st century, designing custom t shirts online became more popular. Popular websites began to use digital printing (such as Direct to Garment or DTG printing) to allow customers to design their own t shirts online”.
Koi doubt mat rakhna (means: have no doubts, in Hindi) that creating and wearing a custom t shirt is getting popular in India. After all, it is a t shirt with text and images, of your choice, imprinted on it. In other words, a custom t shirt is exclusively designed by you. It is therefore unique and expresses your individuality.
You can create a custom t shirt online easily – try AllThingsCustomized.com! This website
provides a versatile customization tool that allows you to create custom t shirts for FREE (there is no obligation to buy)! All you need to do is have an idea of what you want on your t shirt. With an idea in mind, use the customization tool available at AllThingsCustomized.com to convert your idea into reality!!
The customization tool is nothing but an easy-to-use, free, t shirt making software. Begin by selecting the t shirt type – choose color and t shirt type (men, women, or kids). Next, add text and images to your custom t shirt. You can also format, align, and rotate both text and images to create that perfect customized t shirt. The final step is to apply the design onto the t shirt and click the “Buy Now” button. If you are not confident about your designing skills, but understand what you want on the t shirt, the design team at AllThingsCustomized.com will be happy to help you.
Subsequently, if you buy a custom t shirt at AllThingsCustomized.com, the tee will be delivered to your address within 7 to 10 days. So, what are you waiting for? It is time you stopped wearing those t shirts that are manufactured in bulk and available at every store! It is time to wear a custom t shirt that is trendy and expresses your individuality. The icing on the cake is that the custom t shirt (priced at Rs. 399 for a single-sided customization) is delivered to you at your doorstep, anywhere in India.
What’s more, a custom t shirt is also an ideal gift. Just imagine gifting a friend a custom t shirt with his/her favorite quote on it. Your friend will cherish the gift not just because it showcases the favorite quote but also because you have taken efforts to design the t shirt.
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Loved by most,criticized by many, but ignored by none, television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ has sparked debates on important issues , evoked strong emotions from people and made national headlines by generating political reactions. It’s for the first time that a talk show has moved the whole nation.
On the Indian Independence Day the show’s first season came to a much celebrated end. Many feel the show has changed audience perceptions about the ‘Idiot box’ and turned lazy Sunday mornings into a family time.
The show highlighted issues that were often swept under the carpet and rarely discussed openly. Social evils like Female foeticide, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, dowry and honor killings are issues we all were aware of but we didn’t take any aggressive action against it.
Then came a TV show hosted by a movie star with well researched topics, heart touching stories and thoughtful discussions. The country woke up on Sunday mornings to bitter realities of our society. Don’t you think the show does deserve accolades for having bought significant issues back to the mainstream?
Interestingly the show has been remarkable in terms of its reach. It’s for the first time in Indian Television history a program was telecasted in 8 languages. Not only was it telecasted on Doordarshan but even aired through the All India Radio to reach the entire populace of the country.
All of this started with a simple and highly unusual ad campaign. The concept of the show was kept a secret and it worked wonders! The show opened to a record braking TRP of 8.7 and immediately struck an emotional chord with people, many of whom went on to
share their personal experiences on the show’s website.
Infact the soulful songs that were performed at the end of each episode were an instant hit.
This song in particular was praised by many!
Having got highly positive reviews from all sides, it’s no surprise that the show received massive response on the internet (The official website of the show crashed when the show premiered on TV). It also received over 10 crores in donation for various causes and more than a billion imprints on the virtual world.
The show has its share of critics too. Many have argued that the show generated hype because a Bollywood star hosted it and people would eventually forget the issues . Some also feel Aamir has played it safe by taking up issues that have a general consensus against a particular injustice. Infact an episode on medical negligence highly upset the medical fraternity of the India who felt the show defamed their profession.
But the show saw official reaction too. The Rajasthan government promised to set up fast track courts (to handle cases of female foeticide) and the bill on child abuse was also passed in the parliament. That’s not all, the SMJ team was also invited to the parliament for an interaction about their show on ‘medical negligence’.
Meanwhile the show has raised questions on various institutions of our Democracy. The media in particular was found guilty of not highlighting socially relevant issues that the show discussed.
Aamir had initially said ‘Dil pe lagegi , tabhi baat banegei’, and right he was!
News has it that the channel will soon launch its second season. What issues do you think the show must discuss? Share your views with us. You never know if Aamir’s listening.
If you live in India, then you cannot stay away from corruption. It does not mean that you have paid or received a bribe; it just means that you hear and read about corruption (on television and in newspapers) ceaselessly!!
Crores of Indian Rupees have been illegally diverted into bank accounts of Indian politicians, government officers and administrators through scams associated with 2G Spectrum, Commonwealth Games, Telgi, Bofors, Satyam, etc, etc!
It is, therefore, not surprising that India was ranked 95th among 178 countries in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index of 2011. This is the right time for India’s anti-corruption drive to gain momentum! Visionary leaders such as Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev, Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, and many more are leading the way. They are fighting corruption through protests and hunger strikes. However, this is not enough and Anna Hazare has now decided to join politics! Baba Ramdev has restarted his second agitation against corruption and has once again been taken into custody. In the midst of such revolutionary proceedings, “We the People of India” must play an active role in curbing corruption at its roots!
This Independence Day, you can do your bit to fight corruption! Participate in Design Aur Jeeto, an online t-shirt designing contest. The new theme of the contest that is conducted by AllThingsCustomized.com is Bharat Minus Corruption.
Use this unique opportunity to kill two birds with one stone – spread anti-corruption messages on Facebook and win a t-shirt that you designed!
Currently, the leading design has captured over 49 Facebook Likes. Remember, the t-shirt design that you create is automatically posted on your Facebook wall. You need to spread your design on Facebook and win the competition! Hurry, the contest closes on 20th August, 2012.
Go ahead, imprint and spread Bharat Minus Corruption t-shirts. May yours be the winning t-shirt design!
Design Aur Jeeto (Independence Day theme) t-shirt design contest on AllThingsCustomized.com has entered its final stage now. With two more days to go, the online contest has attracted numerous competitors who have submitted over 100 t-shirt designs!
All t-shirt designs are inspired by 15th August – Indian Independence Day – as per the contest rules. Maa Kasam, the 100 and more t-shirt designs merge Indian national symbols, slogans, and colors brilliantly ! The colors of the Indian flag – saffron, white, and green – and the image of India’s greatest leader and visionary, Mahatma Gandhi, dominate most designs.
Among the current top ten, nine t-shirt designs feature saffron, white, and green colors. Santosh Smarty and Ashok Gates – who are among the top ten – complement the tri-colors with images of Mahatma Gandhi.
Bhoomi Batra – the only lady in the top ten – adds Mahatma Gandhi’s popular quote “Be the Change You want to See” on her t-shirt design. Rajkumar Gaikwad (ranked three in the top ten) features Anna Hazare on his t-shirt with a “You Can Stop Corruption” statement. Ashok Gates and Harshi Shah (both in the top ten) have designed their t-shirts using the theme of secularity and united India!
These designs are just among the top ten, most-liked, t-shirt designs! If you are not in the top ten, the countdown has begun and you ought to get maximum number of friends to click the Like button (for your t-shirt design) on the contest landing page of AllThingsCustomized.com ASAP. Remember, the most liked, top-ten, t-shirt designs will be declared winning designs of Design Aur Jeeto for the Independence Day theme contest. These t-shirt designers get their winning designs printed on good quality t-shirts and shipped home.
If you have not entered the contest yet, do not fret! There are still 48 more hours to go – you can design a t-shirt and get your friends (and their friends), relatives, and every other acquaintance to like your t-shirt design! For instance, you can impress your friends by adding regional text (using the customization tool of AllThingsCustomized.com) to your t-shirt design.
Here is wishing all the participants the very best! May the Independence Day lead you to victory!
15th August, 2012; marks the 65th year of India’s Independence! India@65 will be celebrated as a national holiday. Educational institutions and public offices are bound to hoist the Indian flag. The national anthem- Jana Gana Mana – will be aired on television and radio. Newspapers and television channels will conduct endless debates on what India@65 has achieved and what it needs to strive towards!!
In the midst of all this cacophony, you cannot lose the patriot, responsible citizen, and proud Indian in you! Design Aur Jeeto online contest, conducted by AllThingsCustomized.com, gives you the opportunity to design (and win) t-shirts that express your thoughts about India’s Independence.
Seize the opportunity to create awesome Independence Day t-shirts using the store’s versatile customization tool! For example, you can design a t-shirt by adding personal thoughts on India’s Independence or popular Independence Day quotes, poems, and/or messages. Make use of the customization tool’s multi-language feature to add text in regional languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, etc. Complement the text by uploading colorful images, such as, India’s national emblem and flag. This is just an example to get you started. It is up to you to unleash your creativity, and win a t-shirt prize for Independence Day.
Design Aur Jeeto has already begun. The contest’s theme is Bharat Minus Corruption. The contest that began on 10th August, 2012, has received some amazing t-shirt designs that advocate anti-corruption in India! As of now, the leading design has over 25 Facebook Likes. Remember, the t-shirt design that you create is automatically posted to your Facebook profile. You need to spread your design on Facebook (through Likes and Shares) and top 10 designs (that get maximum likes and shares) win the competition! The contestants get their winning designs shipped home! There isn’t much time left as the contest closes on 20thAugust, 2012.
Go ahead, spare sometime and ponder about how corruption is India’s biggest hindrance to development. Imprint your thoughts on a t-shirt. Get your friends to like and share your cool design and you might just win! May the Independence Day lead you to victory !
Have you ever tried buying a product online but abandoned the purchase when you reached the payment page? If you have quit the online purchase because you were uncomfortable about divulging your banking card details, frustrated with tiresome form filling processes, or because there was an error on the payments page, you have company! 80% of Indian e-commerce shoppers prefer to pay cash and hesitate to provide credit/debit card details online!
It is no wonder that most online stores in India offer cash payment options to customers. This popular payment choice ensures that customers pay cash for their purchase, at their doorstep, when they buy online.
Most e-commerce stores in India offer Cash on Delivery (COD) or Cash Before Delivery (CBD) options to customers. Cash on Delivery (COD) is not always favorable to online shopping sites especially when customers choose to return products if they do not like it! With an average product rejection rate of 18 to 20% (that sometimes crosses 40%), many online shopping sites now prefer CBD!
In addition to replacing the “O” in COD with a “B”, CBD also mandates that customers pay cash for their purchase BEFORE the online shopping store SHIPS their product! Thus, customers make a purchase online, pay cash for their purchase (at their doorstep) within the next 48 hours, and receive their product (also at their doorstep) thereafter!
For serious shoppers, the process of paying for a purchase before it is delivered to them should not really matter! After all, CBD provides all the advantages of COD! CBD spares them the troubles of remembering credit/debit card details, worrying about failed transactions, filling up payment gateway forms, and what not! What’s more, online shopping stores in India value their customers too much to run away with their money! There is a lot at stake in CBD transactions. In most cases, e-commerce stores tie up with
doorstep cash payment networks, such as Gharpay, to facilitate effective cash collection. Therefore, the responsibility of ensuring that customers receive their products is shared by both the online shopping store and the doorstep cash payment network.
Thus, CBD works superbly well for both online shoppers and e-commerce companies! AllThingsCustomized.com– an online shopping store that encourages customers to design their products – offers CBD, in addition to online banking payment options.
Customers residing in the following Indian cities can avail CBD payment options when purchasing from AllThingsCustomized.com: New Delhi & NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh, Vishakhapatnam, and Ahmedabad.
In addition to AllThingsCustomized.com, many other online stores are also opting for CBD over COD! So, the next time you spot CBD option on a product payment page, go ahead and select it. All is Well!