Here is a sample customization widget from www.allthingscustomized.com.
Here is a sample customization widget from www.allthingscustomized.com.
Here is a sample customization widget from www.allthingscustomized.com.
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.
Remember, there is no obligation to buy custom t shirts that you create at AllThingsCustomized.com. So chillax, seize the opportunity to have fun while creating custom t shirts now!!
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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!
The 2012 Olympics is starting on July 27th at the London Olympics Stadium. With another 15 days to go, the mega games event will commence with an extravagant opening ceremony, directed by acclaimed movie director Danny Boyle.
Reports suggest that the opening ceremony will commemorate a greener Britain and showcase scenes from Britain’s country side. The event, called Isles of Wonder, will begin by ringing the world’s largest, harmonically, tuned, bell and continue with other performances. These performances are supposed to be accompanied by a playlist of about 90 songs approximately.
Have you listened to the song Naanthaan Ungappanda? If you haven’t, let us tell you that it is a Tamil song composed by Illayaraja for the film Ram Laxman and sung by S.P. Balasubramanyam. The article “Will an Ilayaraja song open London Olympics?” in Churumuri showcases a video of this song that features Kamal Hassan. To be more specific, Naanthaan Ungappanda is part of the Tigerstyle playlist at the Olympics. As a matter of fact, the legendary Illayaraja is himself surprised at the inclusion of this song since he believes that this is not one of his popular or best compositions.
This feeling is also shared by most of Illayaraja fans who believe that Bollywood’s list of eternal hits will remain incomplete without Aye Zindagi Gale Lagaale (from the movie Sadma) and many more. For Kannadigas, the name Illayaraja, invokes melodies such as Jotheyali, Santhoshakke, Naguendhidhe, Naguva Nayana, and many such chartbusters.
Shenbaga Raman – an avid Illayaraja fan – cannot stop counting his favorite Tamil songs
composed by the music Mozart. He cannot recollect Illayaraja’s Naanthaan Ungappanda immediately, but the name Illayaraja instantly triggers popular songs such as Janani Janani, Idhu Oru Ponmazhai Pozhudu, Idhu Oru Ponmazhai Pozhudu, Raja Raja Sozhan Naan, Poove Sempoove, Edheodho Ennam Valarthen, Mandram Vandha Thendralukku, and many more!!
If Naanthaan Ungappanda is a surprise selection for Illayaraja and his fans, we wonder whether the Punjabi community of Britain is as surprised that A.R. Rehman (from Chennai) is composing a Punjabi Bhangra that reflects their culture!!
So, if you are a die-hard Illayraja fan, you ought to watch the opening ceremony and understand how Danny Boyle plans to use Naanthaan Ungappanda to depict the British countryside!! What say?
However, that assumption could be entirely false, if we take into account the increasing popularity of a community library chain called Just Books CLC! If you have not heard about it already, here is a quick overview:
Just Books is a network of libraries that was started by Sunder Rajan in 2008 in Bangalore. In four years, Just Books has grown to encompass over 50 franchises across 10 cities in India. In the meantime, this community library is also being incubated by IIMB’s NSRCEL program. Yes, Just Books seems to be growing in leaps and bounds, but does that mean that this technology-infused, library, chain is really appealing to readers?
The fact that there are over 5000 Just Books members in Bangalore alone and 12,000 Google searches for Just Books every month, makes you inclined to believe that Just Books has a mass appeal!
So, what is it that makes Just Books so popular?
Just Books CLC is a new generation community library with an extensive collection of books and magazines. All its libraries (that are actually franchises) are networked. This networking is very beneficial to readers who can rent a book from store A and return it at store B without any hassles and at no extra cost! Also, if store A does not have a book that you want, they will source the book from other libraries! What more does an avid reader want?
I know of a friend, who is not an avid reader, but became a member of the Just Books store at Rajajinagar (Bangalore, India) just because of its ambience! This library had some of the best interiors, excellent book cataloging, and a clean and harmonious setting which most libraries in the city lack! It is just one of the many factors that attract customers to Just Books libraries!
In addition to ambience, the one thing that allures most children to these libraries is their cool RFID (radio frequency identification) kiosk. The kiosk’s friendly touch screen encourages kids to select, return, and rent books without the intervention of adults !
What’s more, this community library just does not want you to stop reading! As a result, they offer to deliver and pick books from home! This concept definitely cuts the travel time (which is quite painful in Indian cities!!), but gets you every book on time at your doorstep! Mind you, all books at Just Books are maintained with great care – it is impossible to find torn covers and missing pages amongst their 5,00,000 books!!
So, have you visited Just Books? Did you like the library? Just remember to share your experience with us!
June 21st is a significant day in the Gregorian calendar. It is that day of the year when the globe celebrates World Music Day and also witnesses the longest and shortest days in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively (most of the time)!! In 2012, there has been a slight change! The longest/shortest day this year has been pre-poned by a day to June 20th.
Fortunately, World Music Day continues to be unaffected by sun rays and cosmic changes. It will therefore be celebrated in most parts of the world today – June 21st. The World Music Day or Fête de la Musique tradition began in France, Europe, in 1976. Since its inception, musicians – both amateurs and maestros – perform free of cost to large audiences today.
The most interesting part of the celebrations is that it is a melting-pot for different genres of music. Artists and bands across genres perform together or independently at various locations. What’s more, entry is free!
It is obvious that today, almost every city and town will host some kind of music performance or concert! For instance, numerous Indian artists across genres are performing at the One World Fusion Extravaganza event in Hyderabad, Udit Narayan is performing at Chandigarh, (grand old) Queen Victoria’s piano is being re-instated at the Victoria Museum in Kolkata, and much more. So, write to us and tell us how you plan to celebrate the World Music Day!!
Nithyanada Swamy is making news again! He has suddenly surfaced after disappearing since June 7th 2012. The latest in this bizarre “Godman-capture” episode is that Nithyanada Swamy has, in fact, sued the Chief Minister of Karnataka, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, and other top police officers for seizing his large ashram property in Bidadi (Karnataka, India).
This Bidadi property of the Swamy, also known as Bliss Foundation, is the headquarters of Nithyananda’s religious and spiritual practices. Unfortunately, the ashram’s cosmic energies have not been very favorable for the Godman in the recent past. After all, the Bidadi ashram has been the scene of alleged rapes, unethical alcohol consumption in the name of “holy water”, use of tiger skins and elephant tusks, and much more.
It is therefore not surprising that Nithyanada Swamy is contemplating on shifting his base from Bidadi to Madurai. What is also not surprising is that every media channel is covering and chasing Nithyanada Swamy relentlessly. At such times, we just could not help paying a quick visit to his website (not ashram) and were actually surprised about the wealth and health of information on the site:
Have you visited the Bliss Foundation or attended Nithyananda Swamiji’s discourse? Do share your thoughts and experiences about the same. Who knows what other surprises await!