Monday, December 19, 2016

Demonetization Problems: Money View Helps Find ATM with Cash Near You

Mr. Jagpal Negi is an energetic and spirited bank employee and is working for HDFC bank for past 6 years. He has always been committed to his work timings even in bad climatic conditions.
He has seen people coming in and out of bank for various bank related purposes, from withdrawing cash to personal loan applications etc.
However, he has barely seen such a continuous and aggrieved rush of people in his bank office in the past 6 years than that he has witnessed after the demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupees notes in the last month.
Nowadays, Mr. Jagpal has no time to take lunch breaks and has to do overtime almost every day to address the problems that people are facing due to demonetization.
He watches people rushing to ATMs, fighting to get cash every day, and what makes him sad is that he cannot do anything to help the common man.
The queues outside the ATMs are still too long and people feel broken and disheartened when they reach the ATMs and the money gets exhausted by then.
Mr. Jagpal says, “I feel helpless when I see poor people coming into the bank to withdraw money and we have to send them back saying that even the bank is out of cash now.”
So, the only option left with the people every day is to stand in the never-ending ATM queues in unfavorable weather conditions and wait for their turn to get in-hand cash to pay the monthly bills. Standing in those queues with a feeling of insecurity that by the time they would reach the machine the money would be left or not.
Wait, but, for what?
We have a good news for you and Mr. Jagpal that would bring peace to everyone.

Recently, Money View, India’s favourite Money Manager, has launched a new feature that will inform you about the nearby working ATMs that have cash available in them. The app has a large user base of more than 5 million people spread across 200 cities in the country. The app fetches the data by crowdsourcing from its user base and pops up an alert on your phone about information on the nearest working ATMs where you could go and get the cash in less time.

It also populates the information about the ATMs installed in Big Bazar, nearest petrol pumps and inox cinemas, where the queues are comparatively shorter than the ATMs on the roadsides.

Moreover, in case you are using your laptops or desktops in offices or homes, Money View app gives you the flexibility of searching for the open and working ATM using the online link find-ATM-with-cash. Here, you have to enter the location name where you currently are and the link will show you the active ATMs along with the information on the queue sizes as short, medium or long.

Money View app has really made it simple for many people as it has helped people by providing latest updates and information on alternative working-ATMs and as a result has helped in saving a lot of time and effort.

The app is available for all the android 4.0 versions and above platforms. All you need to do is download the app from Google play and enter the location name which you want to search. The app will then display the usable ATMs in the vicinity.
As suggested, it is always good to check the app before leaving from homes or offices as doing this will reduce the efforts and efficiently help you to manage the time in a busy working schedule.
We have shared the app with Mr. Jagpal, and he has immediately shared the app with many friends and relatives he knows. He says that the app works really good and now that he has it, the negative effects of demonetization has reduced down for him and the people with whom he has shared the app.
Of course, we all have faced many different issues during the demonetization phase, and are still facing them, however, as a long-term effect, demonetization will surely remove corruption in India and will do justice to many people who work hard and pay their taxes.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

LG V20 Smartphone Launched : Features, Specifications and Price

LG India launched V20 smartphone in India today, with the price of Rs 54,999/- only. LG V20 will be available across India starting 6th Dec 2016 through retail stores and online exclusively at Amazon. LG V20 runs on latest Android Nougat, is the 7th major version of the Android operating system. LG is giving away free B & O headphones with the smartphone and it is launched with 64GB data storage version in India.

Specifications :

The LG V20 is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM. The phone is equipped with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2TB. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LG V20 packs a 16MP front camera and a 5MP front camera for selfies. The wide angle capabilities on the front cam will allow you to capture selfies with a wider background. LG V20 is powered by a 3200mAh battery. It measures 159.70 x 78.10 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 174 grams.

The LG V20 is a single SIM smartphone. It includes connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Dual-LED Flashlight, Infrared, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).

The LG V20 also offers an MIL-STD 810G military certification. This is a standard set by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. LG V20 should be able to resist being dropped from about 4 feet.


The LG V20 is already available for INR. 54,999 in India. Amazon is the exclusive online partner where it will be available starting today. You also are eligible to get a B&O headset within the box as part of the package, a back cover, and 6-months free screen replacement.

LG V20 Hands on Android Authority

Final Verdict

LG V20 is the most feature-packed smartphone of the year 2016. LG V20 smartphone is a successor to one of the existing brand’s flagship devices, LG V10. Similar to its predecessor, this smartphone has a dual display and also come comes with a dual front camera. Featuring latest version of Android operating system along with other latest and powerful specifications, this device is one of the best you can opt for if budget is not an issue.  

Friday, December 2, 2016

5 Basic Things You Need To Know About Everest Base Camp Trek

If you are planning a trek to Everest Base Camp in 2017, then kindly checkout some of basic things to make sure that you have a fruitful and delighted time on this beautiful trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain.

Everest Base Camp Trek

These are mine basic things for a trekker to know about Everest base camp. Check out for Finding, Planning and Booking Everest base camp treks and enjoy huge discounts.

1. First Train Before you go : The trek to Everest Base Camp is a spectacular walk through the world eminent aisle to Mount Everest. However, you do need to be physically and mentally fit and have exquisite strength, stamina and endurance to be able to complete the trek and have fun during the journey.  I would recommend that you spend at least thrice a week doing some physical exercise (i.e. pushups, chinups and yoga) for approximately 5 to 6 months prior to you starting your Everest Base Camp trek.

2. Be Prepared Mentally : Depending on your comfort level with the outdoors, you may need to prepare yourself for life in cliff.  Fortunately, I am a big time travel enthusiast of the outdoors and really like the mountain life, including camping and all the stuff!

3. Slow and Steady : When taking on a challenge like hiking to Everest Base Camp trek, or any mountain climbing, you have to remember that it is slow and steady marathon, not a quick sprint. So, I would recommend you to go through’s FAQ’s

4. Trekking Tips : First of all, for all the beginner trekkers, trekking with an experienced guide is highly recommended to deal with any kind of medical emergency. Then, one should be affiliated with  a trekking agency that would take care of all the permits and other requirements before the trek, to avoid any kind of hindrance during the trip. Carrying cash is another aspect as ATMs are hard to find at that part of the country.

5. Enjoy Yourself : The most crucial thing to remember is that you are on holiday, relax, have fun, and enjoy yourself! There is always a lot of spare time when on a trekking trip like Everest Base Camp.  You generally walk anywhere from 6-8  hours a day, with the exception of a few longer days, and therefore have plenty of time when you arrive in the tea houses to relax, rest, and have a laugh with your fellow trekkers.  Paying careful attention to these basic facts is sure to make your trip easier, convenient and an enjoyable experience.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

IBM SmartCamp India 2016 : India’s Biggest Startup Challenge

In association with Indian Angel Network & 10,000 Startups, IBM India held its IBM SmartCamp India 2016 on Friday at Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, to find the best smart city startups in India. The global technology firm has now announced the list of top 10 most exclusive startups in smart city domain it shortlisted from 105 applications it got through online registrations.

The shortlisted smart city startups got to pitch in front of a panel of CIO's & investors which included personnel like  Sanjay Mehta, Angel investor ; Anil Joshi, Founder, Unicorn Ventures; Padmaja Ruparel, President, Indian Angel Network (IAN); Seema Singh, Leader Startup Ecosystem, IBM India, Shailesh Singh, Investor, Seed-fund among others. IBM SmartCamp 2016, Smart City Challenge, invites innovative, game-changing startups focusing on Smart Cities, Energy & Utility, Transportation, Agriculture, Safety Surveillance, Citizen Engagement

So, The Goal was to become this year's smart city Startup superstar!

The 3 winning companies will now get mentorship by IBM. Zippr emerged to be the winning smart city startup challenge, followed by TartanSense and GetMyParking as the runner's up.

Winners of IBM SmartCamp India 2016

Let’s take a look at the top 10 startups at the event:

Investors and Startups at the event

1. Zippr is a new 8-word address format that solves the problem of explaining complex addresses in India and other emerging markets. With a mobile platform on Android and iOS, Zippr is rapidly building an ecosystem of businesses and governments that are using the new format to communicate addresses for a number of reasons. It was developed by CEO Aditya Vuchi, which raised $1 Million in its first round of funding led by the Indian Angel Network. 

2. TartanSense founded by Jaisimha Rao in 2014 can trace its genesis to Jai’s passion for technology and agriculture. Tartansense provides image analytics based on ultra high resolution aerial and near infra red images acquired by UAVs. They provide tailor made solutions for Oil Palm plantations using its UAVs based approach for crop health monitoring and aerial surveys.

3. GetMyParking works on some basic fundamental and enables its users to search, book and navigate parking, saving there time from moving around the parking yard to find a space where they can lock their vehicles. The user gets a bird’s eye view of all the legal parking lots with map of locations, availability, pricing and other details and gets assured parking with cashless payment and navigation.

Selfie with Team GetMyParking

4. We Do Sky, uses drones to capture aerial intelligence that can help clients make data-driven decisions. Founded in 2014, the Delhi-based startup has completed more than 600+  projects in 15 months. The chunk of its revenue comes from real estate companies.

5. Oizom, IoT products, and analytics platform for air-quality monitoring and control. They are on a mission to lead development but not at the cost of environment. Through Next-Generation Technology and Sustainable Design-Thinking, Oizom team has developed an Ecosystem to make Environment Understandable and Predictable.

6. Loudcell, LoudCell is a technology startup providing energy monitoring and analysis of diesel generators and electrical loads. The robust technology platform has been developed in the eco-system of IoT (Internet of Things) providing intelligent business analytics for the DG power generation and consumption.

7. FlamencoTech is a FutureIP company, which provides Intelligent Digital Infrastructure Solutions. Flamenco Tech's USP is consultative solutions co-creation approach, which helps customers solve their business pain points. Flamenco Tech specializes in creating its own 'services layer' customization on top of various technologies that fulfill varied business needs of each customer.

8. EsyaSoft Technologies, an accredited company which provides Analytical & Technology solutions that enable our customers by delivering a Smart, Secure and Connected experience through disruptive technologies: Big Data Analytics, Mobility, Infrastructure, etc. EsyaSoft also offers a high degree of skills, IPs and domain expertise across a set of focused areas that include Analytics , IT Services, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Consulting.

9. Quenext is an AI lab with Focus on Energy, Agriculture & Water Management. First offering from the Quenext AI - Lab: "AI - Powered End to End Decision Support system adds efficiency across the value chain in day to day and real time energy management."

10. FlyBird Farm Innovations has developed an affordable and innovative product smart Irrigation controller – Siri. It is an automatic precise irrigation and fertilization system. It can be programmed to regulate water and fertilizer soil moisture/temperature/humidity sensors. It will prevent the under & over irrigation and fertilization to crops/plants and improve the crop production.

You can also check out all the Twitter Feed of the event from here

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Karishma Kapoor Showstopper at Ambience Fashion Weekend

FASHION is what you're offered four times a year. STYLE is what you pick out of that fashion. A rendezvous with the Glam World. Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj is organizing a mega FASHION Show, curated by The Fashion Guru - Mr. Prasad Bidappa. The beautiful Ileana D'Cruz and the vivacious Karishma Kapoor would be gracing the event by being the show stoppers. The Ambience Fashion Week will showcase the winter collections from fashion brands in Vasant Kunj and Gurgaon Mall. The winners of Ms. and Mr. India to grace the occasion by walking the ramp.

The 2nd day had the line-up of designers like Ashima-Leena, Rimple & Harpreet Narula, Rina Dhaka and Pernia Qureshi, showcasing their exclusive festive wear. Karishma Kapoor will be the showstopper of the event.

The show started with International Brands like Scullers and Marks and Spencer displaying their exclusive collections and the show for the Indian Designers opened with veteran designer Ashima-Leena displaying her Couture collection Mehr-un-nissa inspired by the Mughal era, and witnessed a smashing closing show by Designer Rina Dhaka with Bollywood heartthrob Karishma Kapoor walking the ramp as her showstopper!

Some of the pics from the event!

Red Carpet at the Ambience Fashion Weekend

Karishma Kapoor

Leena Singh of Ashima-Leea

Pernia Qureshi with one of the models

Rimple and Harpreet Narula

A big shoutout to Red Door Luxury, Delhi Team for inviting me in the Ambience Fashion Weekend. #TrendingFashion, #AFW, #ReddoorLuxury, #AmbienceMalls.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

PM Narendra Modi’s Strong Message for Black Money & Eradicating Rs 500 and Rs 1000 Notes from Market & Introduction of Rs. 2000 Notes.

Our Honourable PM Narendra Modi addressing the country tonight, delivering a speech. The PM met a few hours ago with all three chiefs of military forces our regular ceasefire violations by Pakistan in J & K.

Source : @PMOIndia

Here are the highlights from PM Narendra Modi’s address tonight:

  1. Prime Minister Modi Says Rs 500 and Rs 1000 Notes Will Be Banned From 8th Nov’16 midnight.
  2. You can submit these notes from 30 Nov’16 to 10 Dec’16 to your bank or post office account.
  3. Indian Railway, airport and bus ticket booking counters, to allow Rs 500/- & Rs 1000/- notes till November 11 midnight.
  4. 1.25 lakh crores of black money has been recovered till now in around 2.5 years of NDA Government.
  5. On 9th Nov' 16 and 10th Nov' 16 , ATM's will not work.
  6. Respite for people for the initial 72 hours, government hospitals will accept old Rs. 500 and 1000 notes till 11 November 12 PM.
  7. Petrol pumps and retail outlets will have to keep every single entry of cash transaction with 500 and 1000 notes till November 11.
  8. There will be no change in any other form of currency exchange be it cheque, DD, payment via credit or debit cards etc.
  9. Those unable to deposit Rs. 1000, Rs. 500 notes by 30 Dec’16 for some reason, can change them till 31 Mar’17 by filling up a declaration form with a valid ID Proof.
    New INR 500 Note Preview from ANI_News
  10. Notes of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 will be circulated soon.
    New INR 2000 Note Preview from ANI_News
  11. On November 9, all banks will remain closed for public work.

Meanwhile checkout What happens on Twitter when PM is making this surgical announcement.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

LEAP 2016 : Josh Talks Was Inspiring, Motivating and Absolutely Event of the Year

If I start this blog post from quoting my last weekend (22 - 23 Oct’ 16) as the “most productive weekend in terms of inspiration and motivational, As I have learned so many things from 24 speakers present theirs at Josh Talks. They have shared their real life stories, their struggles and How they find out their purpose of life. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to make a difference in someone’s life.

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About Josh Talks

Josh Talks, an innovative start up founded by Mr. Shobhit Banga and Ms. Supriya Paul in 2014, started their 2-day conference LEAP 2016 at the Thyagaraj Stadium amidst high achievers from all walks of life - dreamers and doers, leaders and change makers, technologists and entrepreneurs. Every speaker focused primarily on purpose of life.

Josh Talks 2016 event was attended by over 3600 people, across different age groups. Josh Talks, would be India's 1st TED Global level conference with so many insights to watch out from these amazing talks. The primary topic of discussion on two days was how to innovate in your day to day life so as to find one's purpose in life despite challenges. Every speaker not only emphasized how much they love what they do but also how they relentlessly followed their passion for getting where they are today.

Some Pics for #JoshTalks2016

Passes for  #JoshTalks

Audience at Thayagraj Stadium

On-Stage Shobhit & Supriya

Vicky Roy sharing his story

Selfie with Ryan Martyr

Quotes from the Speakers in the Event :
1) Your life is your stage. - Deepak Ramola
2) Young people have the potential to tackle hunger problems - Ankit Kawatra
3) Everybody wants to become famous before they become good - PapaCJ
4) I've proved that nothing is impossible at any stage of ur life as long as u have the will power to do it.-Devendra Jhajhariya
5) Success Corrupts you! Failure is the Best Teacher! - Anurag Kashyap
6) It doesn't matter who you are no one is safe on the internet. - Saket Modi

Speakers List Includes :

1. Anurag Kashyap - Bollywood Director & Actor

2. Suresh Prabhu - Minister for Railways, Government of India

3. Ritu Karidhal - Mars Orbiter Mission Director at ISRO

4. Arunachalam Muruganantham - Social Entrepreneur (TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world alongside Barack Obama)

5. Deepak Ramola - Working with Syrian Refugees

6. Zeishan Quadri - Director/Writer/Actor (Scriptwriter of Gangs of Wasseypur - one of the best scripts ever written in Indian Cinema)

7. Sonam Wangchuk - Educator from Ladakh, Ashoka Fellow ('Phunsukh Wangdu from 3 Idiots' played by Amir Khan)

8. Vicky Roy - From rag picker to one of the World's Best Photographers

9. Papa CJ – Stand-up Comedian (Winner of Asia's Best Stand-up Comedian Award by Top 10 Magazine)

10. Kuldeep Dantewadia, Founder of Reap Benefit, Ashoka Fellow

11. Saket Modi - Forbes India 30 Under 30 for Technology, Co-founder, Lucideus, Cyber Security Expert

12. Robin Chaurasiya - Rehabilitating Daughters of Sex Workers

13. Ishita Katyal - Child Prodigy (Youngest TED Global speaker)

14. Sofia Ashraf - Rapper (Raps about environmental issues)

15. Vineeth Vincent - Musician and Beatboxer

16. Sheelika Ravishankar - Member, Team Indus (India's entry to Google Lunar X Prize), Mission to the Moon

17. Ryan Martyr - Dancer

18. Tanmoy Ghosh - Wildlife Conservationist

19. Babita Kumari -Olympian Wrestler

20. Ankit Kawatra - On a mission to end hunger in his lifetime

I could only say that I would be waiting for next year’s Josh Talks and you should be too because it is going to be huge.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Things To See & Do in Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar

Hey, Everyone!

I am back again from my recent family trip with my parents and cousin’s, and it was a wonderful trip full of beautiful memories and spending quality time with your family.

We have started our journey from Faridabad (My Home) in my Car at 10:30 AM; I am sure that it would be a long day as we have to cover around 300 Km’s of the distance across four states (Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand). Finally reached Mussoorie at 8 PM (taken few tea breaks and lunch in between the whole journey). Checked in Hotel at 8.30 PM. It was a hectic journey as the road in Mussoorie are two way only and overtaking is also prohibited in Hilly areas. Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is one of my childhood fantasies.

We start at around 9.30 PM; we had our dinner in Hotel itself. Finally, our Mussoorie trip kickstarted from Mall Road (6000 Feet above sea level) with clicking pictures and feeling the fresh breeze of Mall Road. We had Hot Kulhad Wala Milk & Butter Scotch Ice-creams. Went to Hotel at around 11.30 PM and taken sleep with blankets, As temperature outside was 10’C.

Next Morning, we woke up at 7 AM, and amazed after seeing the outside view from Hotel Room is just treat to watch, Mountains covered with snow; clouds are just beside you and fresh air blowing your hair.

Here’s a video from my Hotel Room :)

After that, we had a heavy breakfast (Aloo & Paneer Parathas)  from a nearby Punjabi Restaurant in Mall Road. At 10 AM, we are heading back towards Dehradun from Mussoorie.

Bhatta Falls which is 7 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun highway near Bhatta Village. Accessible by car or bus up to Bhatta from where the fall is 2.5 km by foot.  Bhatta Falls is a first tourist picnic spot. Tourists can see several original photography locations to catch nature at its best. Here, you can get refreshing water. Visitors like to bath with fun at the pond. 

This walk will take you to 3-4 hours to the whole day depending on how much you would like to enjoy the natural scenery and how much time you have.

Here’s a video from Bhatta Fall, Mussoorie :)

Next Destination, Robber's Cave (locally known as Guchhupani) is a river cave formation located approximately 8 km from the center of Dehradun City (Uttarakhand, India).

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The cave is about 600 meters long, divided into two main parts. The cave has the highest fall of about 10 meters. In the central part, there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area in Valley.

Source :,_India

P.S. : Pics inside Robber's Cave, are not that good coz of water.

Once we are done with Robber's Cave, Dehradun. It's time to head back to Haridwar. On the way, it was heavy traffic jam due to Navratri and festive season. It took us around 4-5 hours including lunch to reach Haridwar. Haridwar is truly kaleidoscope to the culture of India. Haridwar is one of the most famous holy cities in India. It's simply good to see river Ganga for yourself and the atmosphere there was superb. It was an immensely spiritual experience to dip in holy Ganga river at the time of sunset.

Started from Haridwar at 6 PM and reached back Delhi at 11:30 PM in the night. 

And so our beautiful family trip ended :) :)

Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar turned out to be a lot more than we expected. These are charming cities with so much to offer to visitors. I do wish we had a little more time to explore these places. Have you been to Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar? What did you like most about these cities? Kindly mention in comments.

Hope you have enjoyed our journey. 

All the Pics are clicked by me except the one at Robber's Cave.