Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My baby’s bedtime ritual

My baby’s night ritual as I discovered one night..
The day my daughter was born my happiness knew no bounds. I was the proud father and played the role to the hilt. My friends congratulated me on this new addition to my family. I was flooded with advice on how to be a good father and how to shoulder my new responsibility. I did not then realize how enormous this task was. Looking after a child who could only utter sounds of either joy or distress could turn any one’s head.
 I showered her with toys like dolls, balls and bright multi colored battery operated birds. In the beginning this was the only role played by me that of the doting father.
My whole day was spent at the office and I did not know how much effort had gone in making her happy throughout the day. Then it was my holiday and I had the chance to observe her closely. The day passed by in a jiffy and now my real test as a father surfaced.
My wife had been busy throughout the day giving her a bath. feeding her and preparing food. Seeing her look tired I offered to look after the child in the night so that my wife could have some rest. I thought that I had taken upon myself an easy task as there would be no work to do in the night. I was sure that the child would sleep at night as all adults do. was. This way people would praise me for being a good father and I would get the entire credit of looking after her. This was not to be so and my happiness was short lived
What happened was as follows..
When night fell the house fell silent as all activity came to a stop and all the members went to sleep. I lay down by my child’s bed upon seeing my wife sleeping. I was as pleased as punch and prepared myself for a pleasant night. I checked the baby. It had closed its eyes and seemed asleep. I smiled to myself and had just dozed off when the baby began to cry. I had seen my wife talking to her and singing a lullaby to make her sleep. So I also started talking to her. This was not of much help so I began to sing a song to calm her but it too failed and only woke up my wife. She suggested that I should check the diaper.I found it to be wet and promptly changed it. The baby went to sleep and so did I. Only a little time had elapsed when my daughter again started crying.I picked her up and began to rock her to find the diaper to be wet again. Thereafter the whole night seemed to be full of diaper changing. I discussed this issue with my wife who had also faced the same problem. One of my friend suggested that we should go for Pampers baby dry pants. Pampers dry pants helps in keeping the little one's skin dry and healthy. They are easy to put on and remove and would provide our baby with up to 12 hours of overnight dryness for getting up fresh in the morning. Moreover they are infused with a baby lotion to keep the skin moisturized. Ever since we started using Pampers baby dry pants it has become a part of our baby’s bed time ritual along with story telling which has become my forte as it makes my child chuckle with pleasure. Is it my story telling or is it the Pampers dry pants that keep her happy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

5 wishes to BefikarUmarBhar

My bucket list of wishes that would help me life  #BefikarUmarBhar has so many wishes that it would be hard to pick just 5. These long list of wishes ended up in the so called bucket list and made it literally overflowing because of the fact that at times one has to give priority to work over wish fulfilment and at other times the lack of available resources makes me postpone them for a future time.
This makes me think that out of the unfulfilled wishes if I could have at least a few fulfilled then I would be able to live life #BefikarUmarBhar .These wishes when fulfilled would prove more stability in my life and add to the security and comfort level for me and my loved ones that is my family who are dependent on me or whom that I would always like to see happy, content and make sure that their needs are met.
With this perspective the five things that will help me live life befikar and let me live  #BefikarUmarBhar are
1)      A house that I can call my own. A residential property that is owned by me and for which I do not have to pay a monthly rent would free me from the whims and fancies of landlords. As for now I have to be always mentally be prepared to hike the monthly rent on the expiry of the annual rent contract or be on the lookout for a suitable new residential property that me and my family can call their home till such a time we have to be prepared to face the  wrath of the landlord. Free from this overhang of monthly rent and whimsical landlords would be my first step to  #BefikarUmarBhar
2)          After getting a roof on my head that I can call my own the next thing on my list would be a set of four wheels or a Car that I can call my own. This would free me from the clutches of the black and yellow cabs and auto’s that ply in the city and hold you to ransom to take you to your desired destination. They ask for exorbitant rates and if their meters work then they run at a rate that could put Usain Bolt to shame in a 100 m dash except that they keep going faster and faster.So my own car would give me and my family a trouble free and a more comfortable commute day in day out and even at odd hours. With our own car the whole family can travel together (unlike my scooter rides where I have to take my family in instalments) and also we can attend all the weddings and parties that we are invited to .As of now we have to take leave and goodbye before the dinner which is usually served very late for fear of not getting a taxi.So definitely a car of our own would help me and my family  #BefikarUmarBhar
3)      The third on my list has to be ample money for me as I grow old and can no longer work. Also with rising cost and the ever increasing cost of living and medical expenses If I do not get lump sum money then it might get difficult as I would not like to get dependent on those who I support today. Definitively ample finalcial resources would make me  #BefikarUmarBhar
4)      I have been working hard all my life without a proper holiday .In the name of holiday most people like me go to the nearby hill station or the marriage of a distant cousin is all they have experienced in the name of change from their day to day routine. At some point I wish to have enough money to visit all the places that I have listed in my personal diary. These are places far and away that have been visited by friend and some I have seen in numerous Bollywood and Hollywood movies. I have been making this list with the hope that one day I would have enough resources both in terms of time and money to see all these far off countries then my life would become  #BefikarUmarBhar

5)      Having achieved all that I have for me and my family its my endeavour to have a sustained support system of resources ,wealth and prosperity for my family. It is important that my family enjoys the same level of comforts and lifestyle as I am able to provide for them in my current working days. I could really live  #BefikarUmarBhar with the assurance that this life would be sustained for them when I am old and probably not working or not even alive!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

ASUS ZenFone My perfect Valentine

Hey its Valentine time i.e the time for love . This is the time when those in love express their feelings for their beloved. For those who are still single this is the time to find a valentine and express their love. For me my ideal Valentine has to be
1.good looking and have a good sense of dressing
2. Can stay with me through the Ups& Downs of Life
3. Share the same interests as me and helps me pursue them
4. Is easy to understand,responsive and easy to communicate with
5. Is intelligent
Talking of intelligence (Point 5 in my list) I am reminded of my college days where we used to put the sticker of Intel inside on the helmets of those who were intelligent and fast in completing the assigned work and we compared them to the intel processor for it means the mark and epitome of computing power.
This valentine the intel inside and the presence of the Atom processor attracts me to the intelligent processing power of the ASUS ZenFone

This Intel Atom 2520 powered Zenfone has the dual advantage of superior processing power and enhanced performance on one side and reduced strain on the battery as the processor is more energy efficient. So even running processor intensive applications do not drain the battery and this results in a long life of the battery and there is no need for frequent battery charging. Moreover this lesser number of frequent recharging also increases the overall battery life of the ZenFone.
2) When it comes to looks I see that the ASUS ZenFone comes with Multi Colored Interchangable cover cases.

These ceramic color cases are a very exciting feature and using it would feel that I am using a different and a new phone evry day. This richness of colors in my life by the ASUS ZenFone would bring a fresh colorful zeal in my life everyday and give me a reason to fall in love with this wonderful device over and over again.
[Point 1 on my desirable valentine partner wishlist checked ;-)   ]

3) I am an avid photographer and amateur video maker who likes to capture everything around me and watch it at ease in my spare time. Looks like the ASUS Zenfone is designed to compliment me in this respect with its high quality 5 element optical formula lens.

The beauty of the camera in the ASUS ZenFone is that it has large photoreceptors and a wide aperture f/2.0. What it means to me is that it would gather and let in a lot more light into camera which would create more detailed pictures . Due to this technology even the low light snaps would turn out better with lesser picture noise.

The 13MP HD camera turns the ZenFone from ASUS into a full fledged Video recorder that can be used by me for making videos. The 6 inches HD display is a very enticing feature for the game lover in me and promises a breathtaking game play experience anytime and anywhere due to its rich graphic rendering
Hey that's point 3 on my valentine partner wishlist fulfilled
4) I find that the interface is very easy to understand and navigate. thanks to the ZenUI that uses intelligence technology . A valentine whom you can understand inside out would be a dream for me and the ASUS ZenFone perfectly fits this parameter in my wish list of the would be qualities in a desired valentine.

5) To last me through the ups and downs of life, what it means in the life of a phone is that it can survive every time it slips out of my hand and falls down or takes a bad fall in its stride. To make this possible the Asus ZenFone comes with a Bumper. This is a great way to protect the phone and its like the armor for the phone in which my ASUS ZenFone would fit with ease and stay protected.

Apart from these features it is a Dual SIM phone so I can take advantage of two different sims and the ASUS ZenFone can support network speeds up to 42Mbps DC-HSPA+
So I can also browse the internet at fast speeds and also see videos,movies, or games over the internet

Looking at all these features I can only say that this feature rich phone makes it a dream valentine for me and I look forward to having it in my life as a trusted companion and my true Valentine.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The enigma of AND

My wife is  and will always be an enigma for me.I have great admiration for her multi faceted personality.When she is with me she is the perfect wife,at social gatherings the perfect host and the perfect mother with her children .Then she decided that she wanted more AND she became a painter.AND then a boutique owner.She is a source of constant inspiration to my daughter and the poem given below are what she thinks about the AND’S and their endless roles.

Things that define me and every woman that exists….
Because You are a Mother AND a Daughter
So why can’t you be a Home maker AND a Singer
You are a wife AND a sister
So why can’t you be a Police woman AND a Guitarist
You are a sister AND a sister in Law
So why can’t you be a Doctor AND a Rock star
Step out of your box,
Break the label
Don’t let others decide what you can and you cannot do
You are a women of substance,
No one but you can decide what you can
So you can be a Teacher AND
A doctor AND
An Astronaut AND
A Dancer AND
A sports person AND
A Leader AND
What ever you want to be because you have the power of AND
That lies within YOU.

A women has the power and the capability to do so many things and play so many roles. She is a true multi tasker as she seamlessly fits into any role that she takes up. She make a great home maker and balances her work and domestic life to the hilt. Perhaps it is the perfection with which she does every task that it appears that she was born to do just that. However every women has many more hidden talents and can accomplish and do all the roles a man can and much more .Do you know why? The answer is that she gives birth to a man and whatever a man can do she can only do it better. If a man can pursue two careers at the same time then so can a woman for a Man is a subset of a woman. A part grown out of her own flesh. So he has no right to question her ability to explore new vistas .As a women has the power of playing multiple roles ,wearing multiple hats and this power of her is the power of AND. A woman can be as many things she wants to be provided she
has the conviction that she can do it. All it takes is to take a stand and walk out of the box that people label her into and walk towards the goals she wants to achieve without an iota of doubt and without looking back

This post is a part of #UseYourAnd activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette Venus“.

No Fikar with Quikr Nxt

Buying and selling over the internet involves interacting with the would be  buyers and sellers, ask or answer queries, fix up a time to meet and then execute the final transaction. Though it may sound an easy process when it comes to sharing your personal number with a stranger , it is not advisable or an easy decision. Perhaps keeping in mind this predicament experienced by the buyers and the sellers that has come up with the Quikr Nxt chat functionality. This chat feature from Quikr connects the buyers and the sellers over a chat session. The biggest advantage is that your mobile number remains private.

 This is a great way of protecting the site users from online marketers and crank callers. Earlier when buyers and sellers used to list their phone number online their information was often misused by people who used such information for marketing purposes. You end up getting calls for donations, buying credit cards, companies offering you loans or trying to sell you products that you least want. In short these are all unsolicited calls that arise due to a single action of yours i.e. you posted your mobile number online on the internet. If you are a girl or a woman you could be targeted by crank callers.

Convenience of chatting : Now one can chat with multiple buyers or sellers at the same time this saves time, energy and money . One is saved from the hassle of being repetitive with the same information over and over again. A chat feature of Quikr Nxt also saves you from phone callers willing to disturb you at odd hours. With the Quikr Nxt chat tool one can simply log off when you do not wish to be disturbed.

The chat feature of Quikr Nxt makes it very easy to review your past chat conversations. This eliminates the need to make paper notes and keep track of individual buyer and sellers. The entire chat session is visible to you and you can decide upon a list of people with whom you want to take the communication forward with whom you are interested in concluding a buy or sell.

It is rightly said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This adage is very appropriate when it comes to the Quick Nxt chat functionality. With the ability to share photos of the product that you are buying and selling you can create a realistic expectation about the product being discussed. The buyers can see products from various angles by requesting for multiple pictures. The seller can get a better price for what he is about to sell by highlighting the quality, condition and features of the product using multiple pictures shared over a chat session with multiple buyers. This makes the overall process of connecting the buyer and the seller very unique and useful.
So its time to chat on Quikr