Friday, February 10, 2017

How To Spend Your Weekend in Hyderabad?

The City of Nawabs, Hyderabad, is also the capital city of Telangana. Hyderabad is a fantastic, well-preserved medieval city coupled with a rich heritage of Mughals, historical parks, amazing nightlife, and a hint of nawabi lifestyle. Now after my 2 weeks official visit, the city holds a special place in my heart. It was the first city I have traveled in 2017 on the very first day of the year. Aditya Inn was the hotel where I stayed there it was near Gachibowli, famous for its street food & IT companies.

After spending a week in the office doing work and learning Table Tennis with new office mates. It’s time for the weekend, today’s blog post puts the best of Hyderabad has to offer in a weekend. If you are looking for a way to organize your weekend trip in Hyderabad, this itinerary will definitely going to help you do so.

Day 1

In the morning, left the hotel and started my day with Golconda Fort. Booked a personal auto to Golconda as it is far away from the city. It is 11Km away from Hyderabad. The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems, including the Koh-i-Noor. You have to be better prepared in your shoes. If you want to walk through entire Golconda Fort. Entry Ticket is INR 20. The Golkonda fort is also listed as an archaeological treasure on the official "List of Monuments" prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India under The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act.
City View from Golconda Fort

Entrance Point of Golconda Fort

Bird Chirping in the Park

One of the tomb's in Golconda Fort

Inner Architecture of Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort

Now feeling hungry? As Sun is at its peak and I’m slowly hiking down from Golconda. In the afternoon, went to Birla Mandir in the city. Birla Mandir, was built on a 280 feet high hillock called Naubath Pahad on 13 acres. The temple offers a blend of Dravidian and Rajasthani architectures. And you better not take any electronic items with as you might have to stand in long queues.
Birla Mandir

It's 6 PM and I’m heading towards my hotel as It was long and hectic day Saturday. Day 1, was all about exploring the historical heritage of Golconda Fort and beautiful Birla Mandir. Had an amazing Veg Biryani with a friend in Paradise, Gachibowli.

Day 2

It's Sunday! But have started early as I have to leave early for Ramoji Film city, Hyderabad. Heard a lot about this place from my office colleagues is it is the world’s largest integrated film studio with over 9K acres of land in the world as certified by Guinness World Records.

Ramoji Film City

Founded in 1996 by Ramoji Rao, Ramoji Film City, is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, accommodating both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. It is situated near about 25 km away from Hyderabad.
Ramoji Film City is the ultimate leisure place for family holidays, corporate visits, events and family picnics. Its timings are 9 AM to 5 PM. For Booking you can contact their Toll Free No: 180042509999 and they will share the details right away.

I am not able to click more pics at Ramoji Film city, as my phone battery got dead!

Did you like this post and the images? Would you like to visit to Hyderabad someday?

Would love to hear your feedback in comments :)

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.

Find ATM with cash:

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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