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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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 🙂

External Hard Drives

Every compute or a laptop these days have its own internal hard drive for storing all your data and files, however if you’re running short of the storage space and want more, what comes to your rescue is the – External Hard Drives. They usually connect through USB and provides an affordable way to share/store files on computer. There are a number of advantages because of which hard drives are being used by every professional these days:
a) Extra storage space of large capacity: Because of the advancement in technology, people these days like to keep all their old stuff handy and safe. With the kind of large storage capacity hard drives have, they prove to be really beneficial
b) Backing-up important data: Large capacity hard drives are also used to back-up important information. In case of a sudden computer or laptop crash, they provide an alternative source for that useful data
c) Sharing of data: Hard Drives also provides an easy way to transfer data from one computer to other. They can be plugged into any computer and will also be supported instantly without needing to install any drivers.
d) Ease of use / convenience: Like I said above, one doesn’t have to install any drivers in the computer to make hard drives work, they can easily be plugged into any of the computers to make them work
e) Security through encryption: Some hard drives also provides a way to encrypt all or some of the data present so that if someone opens it without permission is not able to access the data by any means

Apart from this, buying external hard drives is very easy. One can buy the same through online stores too without any hassles. These not only provides good discounts but also a great way to compare and then finalize on one.

Are you using an external hard drives? Why is it important to you? Let me know in the comments.

Cabs for a pleasant ride home in Delhi

Cabs or Taxis – I’m sure everyone has taken it once in his/her lifetime, be it for going to office, to school or even a friend’s place. They do come for our rescue when we need to reach to a place quickly or when we can’t go from public transport or don’t have any conveyance to commute. Apart from these, they do provide following advantages:

  1. They know their respective cities inside out as they roam the streets full-time, hence you can rely on them to go anywhere
  2. They know about traffic jams and road closures, which allow them to choose the most efficient route to your intended destination
  3. Using a cab can relieve you of the burdens of driving and dealing with these potential obstacles, particularly in a city that may be foreign to you
  4. Taking a taxi allows you to cut down on your door-to-door commute time over driving your personal car as you need not worry about finding parking
  5. Owning a car can also be a pricey endeavor between the cost of purchase, operation and maintenance. Relying on taxicabs can eliminate maintenance, gasoline, insurance and parking costs from your monthly budget
  6. A taxi cab is possibly the fastest form of transportation available because it does not need to make multiple stops, like a bus or train
  7. Most importantly, after any social gathering or an office party, you can rely on them for reaching your home. Yes, don’t drink and drive 🙂

Talking about the scenario in Delhi, there are many AC cab service in Delhi one can take to commute from one place to other. And, because of the high competition, one can also avail regular discounts and offers which they provide from time to time. Delhi offers different types of cabs – one can see from those old Kaali-peeli cabs to new eco-friendly automated ones which you can even book through their mobile applications. One just has to install the app and enter the destination details to book it. All of these provide great experience at different levels. One can even choose any kind of cab to suit any pocket – from non-AC, to AC and premiums ones.

Because of the advanced level of technological automation and different options of cabs services, it is indeed a great place to live in 🙂

BTW, which taxi service do you use usually? Let me know in the comments section!

The Power of Togetherness

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This post is not about one single memorable day but a memorable journey with my life partner who gave me the strength and motivation at a time during which I required the most.

There was a time when things were not going good for me. I completed my B.Tech in 2007 in Electronics and communication. After that, I didn’t want to pursue the tech. field any further OR even get placed in a technical role in any of the reputed companies as I was way too bored with the subjects that I cleared 🙂 Hence I paused my life a bit, took a step back and thought what could be the best way to approach life or I’d should say my professional career going forward.

After some so-called introspection, I decided to prepare for MBA entrance exams as I thought this would be the best way to completely shift from an engineering background to a non-engineering one 🙂

Deciding to go for the MBA entrance exams was one thing, preparing for the same was another but the hardest was scoring well and getting into one of the reputed MBA schools. To prepare for the exams, I did two things:

a) Moved to a different place within Delhi with two of my best buddies

b) Joined one of the coaching institutes which gave me all the preparation material which was required

Apart from these, the coaching institute’s faculty was good and very supportive with every student. The preparation went well for initial month, but after that the coaching institute started taking mock tests where the actual realization happened 🙂 One after another, I scored below par in each of them and this had a negative impact on my confidence as well as preparation. Me and my buddies who were preparing with me scored well but not that well to expect a call from any of the reputed B-schools. We used to have long conversations with each other on the approach or tactics we should deploy to counter our low percentile in mock-tests, but we weren’t able to think of anything concrete which could save us.

I also used to discuss all this with my girlfriend and ultimately she came to my rescue. She showed confidence in me as she knew if I work hard and stick to it, I would definitely get entry into any of the reputed B-schools. Because of her belief in my abilities and dedication, I did clear entrance exam of one of the reputed institutes. Even today, I still remember our phone calls and meetings where she used to push me to work hard for it.

I just want to thank her to give me power, making me remain optimistic during those difficult times. Without her, this wouldn’t have been possible 🙂

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