Help Gulshan to fulfil his dream!

What happens when a small town boy come to a big town to earn a livelihood and fulfil his dream?

Yes, either he tries to earn a livelihood OR fulfil his dream. The point here is, it’s “OR”& not AND. It’s difficult to get both and that’s true for us also but when you think about the same for a person who hails from a small town, it’s even more difficult. Yes, it’s tough and such is life!

This is the story of Gulshan who came to Delhi from Himachal to earn his livelihood, support his old ailing father and his family back there and in the meanwhile yes, he had a dream of becoming a cricketer too.

He thought that Delhi would be his city of dreams like most of the us think be it for Delhi or Mumbai but what unfolded was something he didn’t expect at all.

With a basic college degree and not much experience, it became really difficult for him as well as his brother. They used to search for jobs day in and day out but without much luck. After many months of struggle, Gulshan did got a job however his brother didn’t. So, now, he has to sustain his living, his brother’s and even his family back their in the hills and that too from a meagre salary of INR 15,000 ($220) per month. Meanwhile, another tragedy happened, his father got a heart attack and required immediate medical attention. Though with the help of his friends and family, he somehow managed to provide the medical treatment and his father condition improved but his financial condition was still the same. At this point, Gulshan was on the verge of breakdown…he didn’t know what to do next where to find the support. He discussed his situation with his friends & family and somehow gathered his composure to think about his life. He then focussed on his work and started doing double-shifts and even triple-shifts (if that’s even a shift) in a day to cover up for his father’s ongoing treatment and to sustain his family’s livelihood. Things started to come on track however it was still difficult for him to do everything on his own and sustain that self-motivation to earn for his family.

As they say, nothing is constant, not even bad times, finally something good came up. He gave a state-level trial and got selected for it. To cut the big story short, he has to start the conditioning camp and play matches and for that he has to leave his current job for 3 months which would eventually mean … no salary at all for these 3 months starting mid-June ’18.

THIS is his LAST chance to become a professional cricketer and he has made up his mind to take this RISK. But for this, he needs YOUR support just to sustain his living for these 3 months when he’ll be at the camp and working hard for his selection at the professional level.  And I guess, THIS is your chance to become a part of his journey, to do something good, something which he’ll remember for his life.

Yes, there’s  MS Dhoni – he has become what he is now, but it was not without support from his friends or family. Now is the chance for us to do what his friends did in whatever way we can.

I know it’s not easy for us to shell out money but I can assure you if you do support in whatever way you can, YOU will definitely feel good when Gulshan will become a professional cricketer. YOU will be able to say to others that because of your support he’s where he’s now. Close your eyes and imaging the feeling.

So go ahead and contribute with whatever is possible. Be it monetary or be it with food/vegetables/fruits anything which can help him to sustain these 3 months. Just ONE more time, just the last time because he deserves your support for whatever hardships he has faced in life.

P.S: All the money as well as our WISHES collected from this will directly be shared with Gulshan and no-one else. That’s my promise!!

Gulshan’s account details:

A/c no.: 36112730842
IFSC: SBIN0006069
Branch: Ishwar Nagar, New Friends Colony

You can also PAYTM him on 8178705433

If you want to connect with him on Facebook, here’s his profile link
This is the league where he has been selected


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Why to waste time?

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Ok, you had an argument with a close one, a rather bad one, but who doesn’t? I’m sure everyone would have at some point of time or probably many of them till date.

But are you the one who elongate the matter OR the one who initiates and approaches the other person?

If you know that other person is important and will live with you forever and this will be just a day that’ll be written off, why you’d WASTE time in elongating or by that matter exaggerating the issue? Consider this… Life is too short and you’ve just wasted some precious moments out of it. Some moments which you could’ve spent together doing something memorable or something important.

Always remember:

  • a) People are important, not their actions. Once you’re sure of a person, don’t let anything come in between
  • Don’t waste time to approach and say SORRY. Saying it won’t make you smaller or other person bigger, it’ll only show how much mature YOU are!
  • Keep you ego aside always. That’s the best thing you could do in any altercation with close ones
  • There’s always a time to do the right thing. Don’t ever think that … right now would be a bad time to do the right thing
  • Lastly if you know, you’ll be NORMAL after sometime, don’t waste that time to get normal. Think, discuss and get over it as soon as possible. Again saying…Life is too short to be taken seriously. So, have fun and enjoy life!

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Why can’t you SAY it?

akhilsethi randomnomics blog life is shortIt’s hard to believe but sometimes relationships suffer just because we don’t want to initiate. I’m surprised to see even people who love each other or are very close wants the other person to initiate or behave as per expectations!

Is it their ego which comes in between to say/ask/request anything OR matching expectations is of utmost importance?

Will you answer these for me?

If you expect anything from someone and you know you’ll be disheartened if that person doesn’t do what you are expecting, why can’t you just say it? Why do you have to wait for the other person’s actions? Is that loved one smaller than the things you expect?

Moral: People (esp. loved ones) are ALWAYS bigger than what they say or how they react…so don’t take their words too seriously. And if you want something from someone, just SAY it. You won’t become smaller or he won’t become bigger. Just SAY it. Always remember… Everybody’s different here. The way you behave or react, it’s not necessary that others would behave in the same manner. Appreciate the fact, SAY it and move on. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY!

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Surf it All! Surf it Fast!

Cricket is a force like no other in our country. It’s like a religion in India. People from all walks of life with different age groups just love the game. It tempts us to skip so many things, be it work, family get-togethers, force us to bunk tuition and sometimes even cancel a date. Don’t take me wrong, I have actually seen people postponing their dates and even rescheduling their wife’s shopping outing just because of the match.

Even famous Aussie journalist Peter Roebuck once said – “On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This Genius can stop time in India!!”

From this you would have got a feeling of how BIG Cricket is in India. 

I still remember the recent semi-final world cup match between Ind vs Aus on 26th Mar, Thursday. It was a usual day in our office but most of the people were in no mood to work that day because of that match. Australia batted first and scored 328 runs on the board. While India got a good start but they lost their way in between resulting in a disappointing heartbreaking loss. Here are few pics of our office staff while cheering the Indian team from the very start. Yes, it led to a decrease in our work efficiency but who cares if India is playing a crucial cricket match and that too in a world cup.

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This was during the office hours but there are times when you’re outside and want to catchup with the match but because of the low internet speeds, you just can’t and it builds up a kind of frustration. Recently I’ve downloaded UC web browser and was really surprised with its speed in loading videos and web-pages. You can Surf it All, Surf it Fast with UC Browser, it’s faster, easier to use with seamless transitions. It also features UC Cricket which is a space dedicated for every cricket fan, connecting them to the match wherever you are.

Do checkout this cool video featuring famous cricketer Yuvraj Singh. This video shows that slow browsing speeds and downloads are a real pain sometimes. And how Yuvraj Singh solves this problem for a fellow victim of slow browsing. #YuviSurfsUC

And if you want to know more about UC browser, do visit this web-site for more details. Android users can download the same from this page. If you want to join them on Facebook and Twitter, you can do it here and here respectively.

Best laptop for multimedia users

Multimedia laptops are versatile, high-performance machines capable of handling gaming, movies, web browsing, specialized programs like Photoshop, and other applications. They are designed to be portable, though they are large enough to contain drives and accessories for many tasks. Most computers considered to be multimedia laptops fall in a mid-range of size, weight, and screen size.
Choosing a multimedia laptop could be a cumbersome job for anyone as there are too many brands that are available in the market with many different features. These days even most of the brands have different laptops in different price range to suit every pocket. One has to do a lot of research while finalizing on one. With so many options and with the introduction of tablets in the decision making process, finding the best laptop to match your needs can be a challenge.

Here’s a cool video which I found on picking up the right laptop according to one’s needs.


This video however shows different Sony Vaio laptop categories, but you can anyways check for other brands while you’re in the process of finalizing the laptop.

What makes a good multimedia laptop?
Fast performance: You don’t want time lags or jerky pictures ruining 3D games or high definition (HD) films. For that you’ll want a powerful processor – ideally a minimum of Intel’s Core i5 processor or AMD’s Athlon II range. At least 6GB of Ram should speed things up further. Ram is your laptop’s short-term memory and ensures your laptop doesn’t grind to a halt when running multiple programs at once.
Separate graphics card: A separate graphics card will give graphics performance a boost compared to using the built-in graphics that come with the processor. Look out for Nvidia and ATI graphics cards with their own dedicated memory.
Good sound quality: This doesn’t necessarily mean looking for branded audio link ups with laptop manufacturers, though we have seen some improvement in the quality of these recently.
High resolution display: Look for a minimum 1,600 x 900 resolution screens that should make whatever you’re watching look crisp and sharp.
Blu-ray drive: A Blu-ray reader or writer is often an option you can upgrade to on a laptop if you are buying direct from the manufacturer, an essential for avid film fans.

Hope this post would help you in selecting the laptop as per your needs. Remember there’s no best laptop in the market, but there would be the one which is a perfect fit basis your requirements.

Best Budget Hotels in Pune

Pune is the seventh-most populous city in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra. Pune has had traditional old-economy industries which continue to grow today. Further, the city is also known for manufacturing and automobiles, as well as government and private sector research institutes for information technology (IT) education, management and training that attract migrants, students, and professionals from India, South East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Pune is also one of the fastest growing cities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Not only Pune boast itself for the industrial development, it also has many tourist attractions which one can visit. Shaniwar Wada, Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug, Parvati Hill, Osho Ashram, Vishrambaug Wada, Bund Garden, Sinhgad Fort, The Science Park at Chinchwad and Shirgaon Sai Temple. One really needs a good amount of time to explore the city and also to visit these places. Hence choosing a right hotel is very important and if you’re reading this, you’re at the right place to just finalize on the one suited to your pocket if you’re thinking to visit Pune sometime soon. With some proper planning, you can have all of your accommodation needs met so that when you arrive you can simply focus on enjoying your vacation.

To avoid any last minute hassles, I’d recommend some DOs while selecting one of the Pune tourism hotels like setting up of a budget at the planning stage, prioritizing which hotel features you want to avail, researching the hotel over the internet, including your family and taking their point of view about the hotel stay.

Apart from these, things that you should avoid are – book blindly, assume expensive is best, be shy in asking anything,  taking stress OR forgetting to share your experiences over the internet as everybody now seeks information on the hotel on the internet itself and who know your experience can help someone to just finalize his/her stay J

No matter which tourist hotel you select in Pune, you can count on your next family vacation to be unforgettable. From planning your trip and selecting your room, to relaxing with the kids on a fun getaway, your next trip will be a breeze when you follow the Dos and Don’ts of choosing a hotel room.

Pocket-friendly private cab services in Ahmedabad

Few days back I wrote an interesting piece on cabs which essentially provides a pleasant ride home in Delhi. The post talked about the advantages which cabs provide – be it from reliability, knowledge of traffic-jams, a great means to reach at your respective place after a party and even to the pocket-friendliness which is indeed an important benefit one could avail while using these cabs.

Today I would talk about affordable cab services in Ahmedabad. According to Wikipedia, Ahmedabad is the former capital of the western Indian state of Gujarat with a population of around 6 million. It is also the sixth-largest city and seventh-largest metropolitan area of India and is ranked third in Forbes’s list of fastest growing cities of the decade. Due to the overall economic growth, the city is also becoming a hub of many small and medium scale industries.

Transportation has also quite evolved from the past many years in Ahmedabad. From state-run buses which were the main mode of transport for people to pocket-friendly taxi services in Ahmedabad which are now quite prevalent in the city for commutation purposes.

If I talk about the cab services in Ahmedabad, these are really good as it suits ever pocket. Like I said, not only these are good in terms of price, they are usually air-conditioned, professional and have a promise of reliability of their experience over the years. Commuting from these taxi services in Ahmedabad exceptionally refreshing and enjoyable. Apart from this, cabs services are created to keep up with the ever upgrading lifestyle of people in Ahmedabad. Moreover, these affordable cab services in Ahmedabad provides an array of new hatchbacks like Toyota Liva, Indica Vista, Ford Figo, etc. apart from the old and nostalgic premier padminis, ambassadors, etc. Lastly if I talk about the professionalism, you shouldn’t be surprised when you’re greeted by their professionally trained and well-behaved drivers which not only know in and out of the whole city but also try their best to make you reach well ahead of the scheduled time at the destination.

Do share your experience if you’ve been to Ahmedabad and have availed any of the cab services 🙂