Unleash The 4G with Airtel


We have seen days when we struggled to download even a 1 mb file, watch a 3 mbs video or listen to live streaming music in one go, however time changed and we had our hands on with 2G and 3G network connectivity which somehow  provided us with speeds that manages to feed our hunger for faster and seamless internet speed on the go.

There were many speculations that 4G network was about to roll in India and everyone was anticipating for the launch of the 4G connectivity, however few days ago I got a hands on experience to unleash the 4G internet on the Airtel Network, it was demo session and I got to use it for a good hour or so, sharing my experience on how the 4G network on Airtel is seamless and committed to provide and  satisfy any level of speed thirst.

1) I have a decent smart phone with 2 GB RAM and good processor, however with the new 4G 128 KB sim, the performance is better for 4G connectivity and sim storage.

2) I browsed through heavy coded web pages like Facebook, news portals, shopping websites, train and bus booking websites, and the results were seamless browsing experience with Airtel 4G.

3) Now to up the ante, I streamed online video on YouTube at 720 dpi and even 1080 dpi to check the video streaming speed and it didn’t disappoint me there also, not a single lag and the performance of Airtel 4G was  impressive.

4) Now, you would say that even 3G speed is capable of playing 720 and 1080 dpi videos, so to take it one step beyond i downloaded a 700 mbs (megabyte) movie to check the download speed and guess what the movie got downloaded in just 15 mins approx, it was just like dream come true for a movie buff like me! Think what will happen if you  download music files, images and office documents, that will be downloaded in just seconds now with the revolutionary Airtel 4G networks.

5) For a final satisfaction I checked the speed of Airtel 4G on the web and it gave a impressive reading of 19 to 20 Mbps, just what was expected, the Airtel 4G network is seamlessly powerful and provides accurate 4G connectivity and supports a handsome download speed rate.

Airtel 4G Update from 3G

Do check out the Airtel 4G  networks plans and offers, as what they are offering for 4G is a not short then a stealer, provides 4G plans at 3G rates.

Honda Jazz – The Car You Desire to Jazz around


When was the last time you thought of buying a rather sophisticated, reliable, spacious and mileage friendly hatch bag, if you are still wondering, thinking and scratching your head about what I am talking about, well look what I have in store for you in this post.. Yes, it’s my review on the ALL New HONDA Jazz.

As we all know that HONDA cars are a mark of reliability, performance and style bundles up, they are pretty consistent in their approach and deliverable for many a decades now.

Talking about the all new Honda JAZZ, it’s the 3rd Roll out model from its predecessor and as you will find out in my review that the car has amazed in performance, driving comfort and other features which surely will make you fall in love with the car.

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Lets first talk about how the New Jazz looks from the outside:

The car from the outside looks a complete ripper (by ripper i mean very stylish and classy), Honda has done well to grab the eye balls with a appealing and futuristic design with premium curved line extended towards the car both sides giving it a sporty dimension. Some highlights of the exteriors are :

1) Sporty wraparound Headlamp

2) Bold Aerodynamic Character line

3) Large Vent Windows

4) Front Fog Lamp

5) Tailgate spoiler with integrated LED Stop lamp

6) Rare license Chrome Garnish

7) Dynamic Alloy Wheel

8) Electrically adjustable outside mirror

9) Rare micro roof antenna

Honda Jazz Exterior features

Complementing the ripper exterior look is a more sophisticated interior of the all NEW JAZZ, when you sit in the car you can feel a vibe of luxury and why not if we talk about the features in the interiors, we are talking about a sporty steering wheel with one of a kind audio mount within the steering along with hands-free controls for phone embedded in the steering.

It also has a touch panel for all the ac controls and a 5″ integrated audio connectivity screen for controlling all those music files from your ipod or any other music players/phone, apart from that navigations is inbuilt and other settings like FM/AM to choose from.

To complete the interior feel, how can we not talk about the lavishly spacious Jazz from within, the leg space is sufficient for a comfortable long ride. Talking about spacious, there is one thing which is full of space and that is the luggage area at the back of the car which is a whopping 324 liters, so the next time you are planning for a long road trip or picnic, don’t worry the Jazz has sufficient space.

Honda Jazz Interior features

The New Jazz is available in 2 variants and that are:

1) The i-DTEC 1.5L fuel efficient diesel engine which the company claims to give 27.3 KMPL

2) The 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine which provides a balance of 90 ps and a milage of 18.7 Kmpl in manual mode, it’s also available in Auto transmission for petrol variant.

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If that was where you thought the car has got enough features and gizmos to impress you, hold on here is much more coming to assure you that this hatch back has everything covered to make you smile every time you take it for a ride:

Some of its utility features include:

1) Tilt Steering

2) Center console Power and USB Ports

3) 354 liters Boot Space

4) Driver seat height adjuster

5) First in Segment – Rare parking camera with multiple views such as wide, normal and top angle

6) Multiple cups and bottle holders at front and rare

Honda Jazz Utility features

Though by now all the features and utility must have impressed you quite a fair bit, but are we safe in the car for that drive, which is a major research area and recent cause of road mishaps show that if the car doesn’t have sufficient safety measure, no one can evade a lethal catastrophe to which Honda ensures that every aspect of safety measures are covered and not compromising on safety and consider a priority.

Honda Jazz Safety featuresOverall, the all new Honda Jazz drives smooth without any hiccups on bumpy Mumbai roads and gives is pleasant driving experience with all the lavish gizmo’s, a powerful and performance oriented engine which satisfies the need for power, stability and stays light on the pocket with its fuel efficiency.

Be Responsible – Do Right – Varanasi Boat School


The land of the Vedas as we call it doesn’t even have a literacy rate that it can proudly show upon, Yes India in the 21st century is still battling this war of illiteracy, we are amongst the top nations when it comes to higher illiteracy rates, thou we thrive to call our self’s the nation that gives most promising and prominent leaders but there is other side to this coin when it comes education. Thou the urban India is quite good in its literacy stats, but what about the rural areas, where reaching seems tough and understanding the right to education is still a challenge within the community, their mindset is what needs to be changed.

Education and literacy can bring down many issues that India faces like communism, terrorism and under development. Education can enlighten people through thinking rationally, be mature at making decisions, better understanding the rights, duties and responsibility of being a citizen.

Varanasi the cultural hub of India sadly is not that rich in its literacy level and education, children are drawn towards doing petty jobs, not realizing what the future holds and how they will make a life without no basic knowledge and proper education; this is prone to happen as education mechanism is not revived and there is a clear lack of proper infrastructure to facilitate and initiate educational establishments.

Focusing on Varanasi and talking about a concept to provide education to those individuals who struggle to meet ends and survive with just penny full in hand to make a living, I am talking about a unique BOAT school project by a true doer Ajeet Singh in Varanasi, a initiative to revive and make learning for them a fun place, this is not only helping these children learn but it is also keeping them away from streets and gettos which leads nowhere!

Thou this Varanasi boat school is just in its initial stage, it still needs a lots of modifications to truly get that magical transformation by creating a better and more viable place for these children to nurture their dream of proper basic education.

Many from us are blessed and have a good independent life, we live and earn to better out life and sometimes we do philanthropic acts to balance things and show our help in whatever we can manage.

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Now is the time to rise up, do what we can and help make this Varanasi boat school a much better place, so let’s pledge to help them achieve their goal and contribute in this very thought provoking idea of a boat school, I believe this form of donation is not only a contribution but also a motivation in your surrounding when you talk and discuss on such initiative, your contributing is as good as 5 others if you spread the word. So be the Robin-hood of your surrounding and help in this unique and one of a kind initiative.

You can contribute by clicking on the link here at : Varanasi boat school

Banega Swachh India – A Mission for Cleaner India


About the Campaign: “Banega Swachh India”

RB Group (formerly called Reckitt Benckiser) has  initiated a campaign “Dettol – Banega Swachh India” with a 100 crore fund infusion and  5 year Mission to spread the message of sanitation and hygiene through partnering with  TV media  NDTV and social media platform facebook  to educate people across the country about the message of sanitation and hygiene, they have joined hands with knowledge partners Feedback Foundation for this campaign.

 What is the Initiative based on:

Swachh Bharat Abyaan, a intiative by the present government and Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi to spread the message across the nation about basic sanitation, hygiene and setting up of toilets for people who do not have facility in their own premises or slums/cluster to build/construct toilets with the help of government run schemes, policies and awareness.

Facts:

India is a vast country and there are many states, cities, towns and villages so it gets difficult to spread the message across in each and every corner for any public related curriculum/message to be voiced across equally.

The Swachh Express

The Swachh Express was on a mission to give voice to the message across 400 villages which is spread across 8 states which included Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, MP and Maharashtra. The objective of the bus was to create awareness around hygiene and sanitation through interactive videos, flyer distributions, posters, hand-washing sessions and street plays.

As a part of the campaign folks at indiblogger presented me the opportunity to be a part of the Swachh Express campaign which I accepted gladly and joined the Swachh Express & NDTV media team in the ending phase of the campaign, Sharing my experience, views on the same.

The Campaign Chronicle

 Part: 1 – Dahisar – Mumbai

There are cluster of slums in and around the Dahisar stretch and we visited one of the them with the help and support of local Co-operator. After we reached the slums, we saw that many people were noticing the SWACHH EXPRESS BUS and were curious about what was going on, we all tried our bit to make them comfortable and went on to explain them to come and know about the SWACHH BANEGA India campaign and how it is related to everyone of us. One by one people started to gather and a message across the slum was floated to which many came to attend what we had to convey them

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Mr. Vinod Kumar Pathak of feedback foundation started speaking and educating people about the message of Banega  Swachh India campaign and why cleanliness, basic hygiene such has hand washing, personal sanitation and toilets within the slum/premises are essential for eliminating major diseases and for a better and cleaner tomorrow.

People started to take more interest in his speech and how he was putting the message forward, why defecate in open is effecting them and why is there a need for proper sanitation and toilets, to which they also interacted and asked many question and shared their grievances, some of the major issues were:

  1. Lack of knowledge and know how on about constructing toilets in a cost effective budget
  2. No place for constructing toilets
  3. No major help from the Nagar Palika (Local body administration)
  4. No real initiative or campaign before this about such topics in their area/locality.

To which Mr. Pathak explained them one by one what can be the solutions and how they can make things work within their budget to build toilets and have proper sanitation measures, the former local Co-operator also joined in to explain them patiently and made them understand what Mr. Pathak was conveying them,  some of the pointer were:

  1. If there is unity within the slum for sanitation and building toilets, then the Nagar Palika shall help in with space.
  2. If Nagar Palika is not aware of the poor state of sanitation and hygiene in the area, make them aware about it.
  3. Charity begins at home, so unite and collect enough to start initiating for a toilet in your slum at every juntion; there should be an agenda that no one goes out in the open for defecating.IMG_2299

Overall people went back home happy and contained  with a sense and knowledge of sanitation, hygiene  and importance of why build toilets and why defecating will only build up to the problems and spread diseases.

Part: 2 – Shivaji Nagar, Baianwadi – Waste Dumping Ground  (Govandi) – Mumbai

 It was daylong nationwide event-  part of cleanathon and what better place to spread the message across, WE went early in the morning at Mumbai’s oldest  dumping ground at  Shivaji Nagar, Baianwadi  , the team(NDTV and Swachh Express)  had asked  children from Magic bus Foundation to join and share their experience and spread the message across as it was recording live.

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Impact Area – Magic Bus : Health and Hygiene (Extract from https://www.magicbus.org/impact)

  1. By the time a Magic Bus child finishes his or her first year, she or he starts exhibiting a high degree of health-related knowledge, beliefs and practices.
  2. 77.52% of children at Magic Bus follow good practices related to personal hygiene including hand washing, brushing, bathing and cutting nails. (Study 1 )
  3. 100% of the sample selected of Magic Bus children who graduate from our programme believe:
  • That open defecation is a major health hazard. (This is significant especially in light of the fact that 60% of Indians still defecate in the open. (Study 3)
  • That substance abuse (including smoking cigarettes) is harmful. (Study 3)
  • That playing sports is crucial to maintaining a healthy mind and body. (Study 3)IMG-20141215-WA0014

My Experience/take on Campaign :

The Swachh Express is a positive initiative and it’s bringing positive change in the mindset towards sanitation, hygiene and other grey areas and I have seen it in the campaign itself, people initially do lash out as they are frustrated but if they are educated well they do corporate and help in spreading the word and try to accept and build upon a change because hygiene and sanitation is something related to you me and all.

Special Thanks to the NDTV crew members – Saurabh Khanna, cordinator and briefing, Manoj Kumar administration, Sanjay Kaushik  behind the lens, Balbir and Kuldeep, the drivers  and Mr. Vinod  Pathak of Feedback Foundation who were very cooperative throughout my trip.

To know more about the campaign and other details : click here – Banega Swachh India