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An Era Of Smart Products

What happens when we incorporate smart technologies in our routine as a part of daily life?

The evolution of technology transforms our thinking process, enriches the way we communicate and interact with others, enables efficient organization of work, and improves the overall productivity, standards and quality of life.

Smart devices incredibly enhances our work methods, renders simple smart solutions and makes life more enjoyable, easier, convenient and comfortable. Amazingly, It does many things and  saves our energy, time and money.

 Smart products empowers people to accomplish repeated routine task like paying monthly bills, preparing grocery list etc from within their place with a click or voice command.

Technology offers greater accessibility, efficiency and more convenience to mankind. Learning, information gathering, storing, sorting, retrieving of information and everything which is complex before, is simpler now to perform, with smart technology products.

Human nature is to crave for MORE of luxury, knowledge, information, money or anything they come forth. We need smart devices in our life to quench our thirst called MORE.

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An Era Of Smart Products

The evolution of technology with multitude of smart products like Smart WearableSmart HomeSmart Camera & Smart lights streamlines and reshapes our life. These arsenal of smart devices are really best additions to our Indian life and I highly recommend them for our Indian population.

Fitness bands and  Smart watches shows not only time but provides complete fitness statistics. It tracks all our activities and gives information on our breathing, sleep patterns, steps count, heart rate, number of calories we burnt and many more fitness details for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The hectic busy lifestyle of people and their irregular and mindless food eating habits have alarmingly increases the number of population suffering from chronic diseases in India.

 For a healthy tomorrow, we all should take advantage of technology and start using  Smart WearableLack of information mostly creates mess in our life.  When health data is in our hand, we can't ignore it. Psychologically, seeing a sedentary reminder, we cant stay calm and sit anymore. It affects our human mind and forces us to move and stay active. The readily in hand health information forces us to take essential steps to positively improve our health. This smart product changes our bad habits (e.g. over eating) and motivates to stay physically active. In this way,  Smart Wearable  helps to accomplish our fitness goals and gives everyone healthy happy life. 

 Murder connected with Theft and burglary is growing rapidly in India. In such a situation, Smart Camera in every home is essential. It has features like security alerts, Night Vision, Motion Detection, and Live Stream features etc. These smart devices facilitates round the clock monitoring and ensures the safety of our home and family. We can keep an eye on everything that happens in and around our home from anywhere in the world.

Smart lights are an another wonderful smart product for our home. We can connect it to our home Wi-Fi network and can remotely operate to schedule it to turn on/off. It reduces the energy usage in great extent, adjusts the color, brightness, and warmth. 

The additions of smart light in home lets us to set the perfect ambience for sleep and work, tracks the amount of energy used and greatly aids in reducing our utility bills.

Smart Home streamlines life by reducing our manual work, anxiety, and every day stress. There are multiple of smart home devices (smart security cameras, smart light and many more) available in FLIPKART to micromanage our home. We must sync all our smart home devices to our Wi-Fi network and can trigger it via our smart phone from anywhere in the world. The automation of  home eliminates our energy wasted on trifling things and provides enhanced comfort.

The evolution of technology transforms our life and endows a life of a king and business tycoons. Everyone can keep  customized personal smart assistants. Smart home devices like Google Home is terrific and are best additions to our life. In fact, they are more than a assistant to me, because no delay in work, no mess, just instantly accepts our voice command. Instead of Hey Google, I like to call them as Hey LOVE, switch off the lights and play a song. It dynamically sets our preferences and responds us. Google Home can set remainders, broadcast messages, play music, and helps to control smart devices in home using voice commands.

The evolution of technology lets us to stay connected to all our devices, friends, family, home, office and to the entire world. Smart products understand our needs and makes our work simpler, easier and convenient. It brings entertainment, fun, luxury, comfort and makes our life more healthy, happy and enjoyable.

Let's #GetFitWithFlipkart and bring #SmartHomeRevolution in India.


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Google Doodle "What Inspires Me?"

Google Doodle " What Inspires Me?" drawn by 8 Years old.

My Family encourages all my efforts and inspires me.

Sun brings brightness and inspires me to stay brisk and start every day.

Earth/Nature with its wonder and beauty inspires me to travel and explore the world.

Book inspires me to learn many new things.

MOM , She says I can do anything if I try. Her talks are my inspiration.

Music inspires me to love everything I do.

Lufthansa - More Indian Than You Think

Lufthansa, a German airline is opening more flight routes to India. A new TV ad has been launched by Lufthansa to promote their brand among Indian Travellers. "Customer is the King" and understanding and serving their needs is vital for being successful in business. Lufthansa follows the winning business strategy to lure Indian Travellers.

Lufthansa is #MoreIndianThanYouThinkIt provides home like feel to its Indian passengers. 

Lufthansa understands and deeply respect its customers emotions, sentiments, attachments and way of living and habits and gives them the happiness to fly like Indian without anxiety. 

Lufthansa knowing its Indian customer needs offers Indian food, Desi entertainment, native language known host and pleasant hospitality service. Their Indian way of thinking and understanding their customers enables them to serve their needs best and this is the unique reason for their success.

The new TV ad conveys, "To win more Indian customers, living like an Indian one among them, respecting their Indian culture and values are equally important. Lufthansa through ad conveys the importance they give for their customers sentiments. Its services are #MoreIndianThanYouThink to best serve its Indian customers.

Every passenger can feel home on flying with Lufthansa, their service makes you forget that you are away from home.

As an Indian, I give more importance to relationships. My marriage life was tough initially, but I never gave up even after continual pressure from my family and friends. I never opted for divorce. I struggled a lot. The empathetic feeling is more in Indians. Feeling my pain, they asked me to divorce. Understanding their pain of seeing me as single and giving respect for marriage and relationship I tolerated and lived in the stressful relationship. Finally, reaped the benefit. The decision which I took being an Indian, respecting the culture and values had helped me to win in my life. Today, my husband is very good, kind and loving to me. The culture and values which I followed and respected made me successful in life. 


Why does hair turn grey?

Hair is an organ which covers almost our whole body. It grows everywhere from head, cheeks, fingers to knees and toes except lips, palm, and sole of the feet. Hair insulates the body and protects our skin (and SCALP) from sunlight. It also facilitates the evaporation of perspiration.

Hair on the head is considered as a beauty accessory and everyone love to behold it. We all crave to have glossy and healthy hair as it complements our physical appearance. Our head hair grows, breaks and shreds over a regular period of time naturally. The factors which affects hair include climate, genes, pollutants, hormones, age and toxins etc.

Why does hair turn grey?

Each hair on our heads is made up of two parts namely - root and shaft. Root keeps the hair anchored under the scalp. Shaft is the colored part growing out on our head. The root of every hair is surrounded by a bulb-like tube called hair follicle. The average head has 1,00,000 hair follicles. Each hair follicle contains a certain number of pigment cells. These pigment cells constantly produces a chemical called melanin.

The hair, skin and eyes of the people and animals get its color from this specialized "melanin" substance. It protects the skin from the sun's dangerous UV rays. Human hair color ranges between brown, blonde, black, red, grey and white.

The levels of melanin in our body makes the skin and hair color to change brown, blonde, black, red, grey and anything in between. Melanin are of two types, eumelanin (dark brown or black) and phaeomelanin (reddish or yellowish brown). Melanin determines our hair and skin color. For example, if more eumelanin is present, the color of the hair is darker. If less eumelanin is present, the hair color is lighter.The level of melanin in our body mostly depends on our genes, which we get from our parents. If levels of melanin is more, skin and hair color will be darker.

The pigment cells which produces melanin will becomes fewer when we grow old. As a result, only low levels of melanin will be in our body as we grow older so our hair color turns grey.

Low levels of melanin or no melanin in our body can make our hair salt and pepper (Grey or white). Grey hair is also caused by thyroid deficiency and Vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Did You Know?

Our hair is made up of a protein called keratin. Good blood circulation is important for every tissues and organs in our body for its smooth functioning. Proper circulation of blood to the scalp is vital for feeding the oxygen and the nutrients it needs for stimulating the hair growth. It also facilitates protection from the most annoying dandruff and other scalp problems. We can increase the blood flow by doing regular exercises, staying hydrated, eating fruits and vegetables and following a balanced diet. Avoiding stress is also equally important as stress can tighten the muscles and reduce the blood circulation, which in turn may affect the hair.

What is Hotlinking?

To understand about hotlinking, first you must know how to use an image on the internet.

To be clear, you must know how to use others image on the internet for your own use.

While surfing the net, you may come across many beautiful images and it may lures you to use it for your own use. If you are a blogger or website owner, you may like to use it on your blog post or web page.

If you intend to use an image, text, or video which you come across on any site for your own use, do the following..

1. Check the copyright of the file ( be it an image, video or text). Ensure the file is free to use for personal use, or commercial use or any attribution required. Images in public domain are free to use for any purpose.

2. If copyright details are not mentioned, try to contact the website admin by email and get their permission to use the image.

3. Using others image or videos or content for your own use without their permission is illegal and copyright infringement.

4. Some site encourages to use their article or image by displaying a message " Please, feel free to use our article or image in your website or blog by using this embed code". Or they may ask you to give image attribution or a link back to their site manually.

5. Images in the internet must be first checked for copyright details or necessary permission from the owner must be obtained before using them.

6. Getting permission to use others video, content or image is mandatory. If you are using a copyrighted material, then you may be sued for copyright infringement. Be aware and careful before using images on the internet. Now, let me explain how to use those images in a correct way.

7. Many people who owns a website or novel bloggers without knowledge, copy the images which they like on Google search or any site and just paste it in their web page. It is called Hotlinking. Also called as Inline linking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, and offsite image grabs.

Hotlinking image is a wrong way of using the image. In fact, it is called Bandwidth Theft.

Here, we are talking about web hosting bandwidth.

 A Web hosting bandwidth is the total sum of data which you upload or download from your web hosting server. While hosting a site, every website owner will be allowed to make certain GB of “data transfer” every month according to their plan.  If the data transfer exceeds that GB, the web site owner will be charged. So, Bandwidth is important for a person who owns a site. If it is used more, he has to pay more.

Let me come to the topic of hotlinking. When you right-click and copy the image or its url from a site and paste it directly in your site, it means you are stealing other's bandwidth. Every time, when a visitor visits the image you pasted in your site, the bandwidth of the site from which you copied the image will be depleted. In short, every time the image loads it your site, the image owner's bandwidth will be reduced.


 Many novel bloggers do hotlinking unknowingly without knowing it as a theft.

When you paste the image which is saved in other person's server, it creates problem even for you. For example, if you are copying and pasting a mango picture in your post. It doesn't mean, the image become yours and you are safe. You will be at risk, if you are directly linking the image from other person's server. Since the image is at in his server, the person who owns that image originally can change that mango image into any adult image or put you at risk or embarrass by mocking you. This unexpected change is called Hotlink Switcheroo and it may offend you.

8. The safe way to use an image is to first download it in your computer. Then, you have upload it in your own server and use it in your blog or site.

Hint: You can use Google Site to upload images and get an URL for your image. Now you can use the image link and embed image in your site without hassles. So, the image will be yours and you can have full control over it and can use it anywhere anytime without legal issues.

HotLink Protection:

Hotlink protection is crucial for a person who owns a site or blog. It protects from stealing your bandwidth and also prevents other sites from displaying your images.

Wordpress users can use the WordPress Automatic Image Hotlink Protection plugin to avoid bandwidth theft.

or can create a .htaccess file  for hotlink protection.

Please share the post about hotlinking and spread the awareness. 

Emoji vs Emoticon vs Smiley

Emoji and Emoticons complements electronic text messages. 

An emoticon is a picture representation of a facial expression using numbers, letters and punctuation marks. It is employed in text-based cyber communications (instant messengers, web forums and online games) to express a person's feeling or mood.

In other words, emoticons are pictorial icons created using the characters in the keyboard. Hence, most of the emotions are needed to be read sideways. 

Emoticon - a graphic display of an emotion or sentiment.

A Smiley means a happy face or smiling face. Sometimes, "Smiley" is also used as a generic term to denote any emoticon.

Emoji are pictograms popularly used in electronic messages ( instant messenger like Skype) and Web pages. The first emoji was created in 1998 or 1999 in Japan by Shigetaka Kurita.

Recently, Text Emoticons are popularly replaced by Emoji. Both Emoji and Emoticons can be used to enhance your slack messages.

Emoticons are just sequence of keyboard letters and symbols. Emoji, on the other hand, are images encoded in the Unicode Standard.

 Emoji - images representing  facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals.

emoji2017.jpgEmoji is indeed an emoticon as it displays facial expressions. But, Emoticons cannot be called as an Emoji. Smiley is a general term can be used for denoting both Emoji and Emoticons.

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How Can Cholesterol Be Both Good and Bad?

There is a long-standing belief that cholesterol is the killer of good health. On contrary to this myth, our body really needs healthy levels of cholesterol to live in a tiptop condition.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found in our blood. It is naturally made by liver and found in every cells in our body. We also get cholesterol from the food we eat. Egg, meat, fish and dairy products all have cholesterol in them.

Cholesterol is not malignant and our body needs it to produce certain hormones, Vitamin D, bile acids ( aids in digestion and vitamin absorption) and is also vital for the creation and the maintenance of human cell membrane. It plays an integral part and is crucial for the proper functioning of the body.

Cholesterol is a waxy lipid and it cannot circulate freely in the blood because blood contains mostly water. So, it uses protein carriers called lipoproteins to travel through the bloodstream. The lipoproteins can be Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and High-density lipoproteins ( HDL).

Cholesterol is transported to bloodstream via LDL and HDL carriers. Cholesterol transported by LDL is called LDL cholesterol, and cholesterol transported by HDL is called HDL cholesterol.

LDL carries cholesterol from the liver and deliver it to cells. If there is excess cholesterol, LDL deposits it into the arteries. Eventually, it may create plaque and leads to the condition called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Plaque in the arteries narrows the passageway inside the artery and restrict the flow of blood to the heart muscle, kidney, stomach and brain.

LDL is popularly referred as bad cholesterol

High levels of LDL cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and other health complications. LDL poses serious threat to our health. It is low in proteins, high in cholesterol and hence referred as bad cholesterol.

HDL is popularly referred as good cholesterol

High-density lipoproteins (HDL) takes the extra cholesterol from the blood and returns it to the liver to get processed and eliminated from the body. HDL is high in proteins and low in cholesterol. Hence, HDL is called as good cholesterol.

How Can Cholesterol Be Both Good and Bad?

Cholesterol is good and essential for our health for the proper functioning of hormones, nerves and cells. It cannot turn bad and affect your health if you maintain healthy levels of LDL and HDL.

High HDL helps to protect against heart disease. Low levels of HDL are associated with a greater risk of heart disease. Therefore,  maintaining the higher  HDL level is better. If your HDL falls in the “low” range, you are considered a major risk for heart disease.

High level of LDL cholesterol clog the arteries and poses great risk for health. So, keeping the LDL level as low as possible is a good way to protect your health.

Either too high or too low levels of cholesterol both poses threat. A healthy ratio is, a person must have more HDLs (good cholesterol) and low LDLs (bad cholesterol) for disease free life. If there is any imbalance, a person must change his lifestyle and diet to achieve healthy levels of cholesterol and optimum health.

Always remember to eat food low in saturated fat ( boost both LDL and HDL) and trans fat (harmful - increases the LDL and reduces the HDL). Unsaturated fat can be polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. They reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. Hence, unsaturated fats are ideal for good health .

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  1. Trans fats - Ice cream, cakes, Biscuits and other bakery products, chocolates, Pizza , Burger etc.,
  2. Saturated fats - animal products(milk, meat,butter, beef, cheese, egg etc.,)
  3. Unsaturated fats can be monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. - Plant oils, nuts, Avocados
  4. Polyunsaturated fats - Walnuts, Sunflower seeds, Flax seeds 
  5. Monounsaturated fats - olive oil,canola oil,peanut oil,sesame oil. 

Maintain healthy weight by doing exercise, physical activity together following healthy diet increases good cholesterol (HDL), reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) and also reduces the risk for heart disease and other health problems.

Be proactive, check your cholesterol level by doing a simple blood test, take preventive steps and enjoy healthy life.

How Do Clouds Form?

Are you a cloud gazer? Ever amused of watching clouds in the sky?

Today, we are going to explore about the embellishing clouds in the sky which are primarily responsible for the rain, snow and other weather conditions.

CLOUDS are important because it affects the Earth's weather and climate. In the day time, clouds serve as a cover to the sky, shades the Earth and avoids sunlight from directly hitting the plants and human beings. Clouds reduces the intensity of UV light, visible light, and infrared radiation (IR) of sun and keeps the Earth cool. At night, clouds reflect heat back to the surface and keeps Earth warmer.

Clouds are tiny droplets of water ( in -30 °C) or ice crystals ( below -30 °C) floating up in the air. They are small enough to float that each cubic metre of air contains 100 millions of droplets. Clouds are of different shapes and sizes, ranging from the thin wispy clouds to feathery, fluffy, large and dark menacing clouds.

Clouds based on its altitude and shape are primarily classified as cirro (curl of air), strato (layer), cumulo (pile or heap of), alto ( mid altitude) and nimbo ( rain-bearing) clouds. The different types of clouds produced depend upon the temperature, wind and other conditions.

 Clouds formation is one of the nature's interesting phenomena. They are formed by the process of evaporation and condensation. When the sun shines, the ground gets heated up and the water from the ocean, lake evaporates( changes into gas called water vapour) due to heat from the sun. Air currents lift the water vapor up to the atmosphere. The air near the ground level is warm, and when it continues to rises, it  expands due to the decreasing atmospheric pressure and get cools off. This cooling process is called  ‘Adiabatic Cooling’.

The warm air near the ground level able to hold larger amounts of water vapor. As the air gets rises,  it gets completely cooled off and so it was no longer able to hold all of the water vapor it was able to hold when it was warm. At this level, the air is saturated and the condensation occurs. The excess water vapor begins to condense in the form of liquid cloud droplets. The point at which the water vapour begins to condense is called dew point temperature. The excess water vapour in the air begins to condense (in the form of liquid droplets) upon the surface of the aerosols or condensation nuclei.


Aerosols are the tiny floating particles made of dust, dirt, pollution from car, power plants. The collection of  liquid droplets around these aerosols sticks with other droplets and eventually form clouds.

Hope you enjoyed reading about clouds formation. Share your favourite cloud photos and write us about the memories and experiences attached to them.

Is Your Heart Shaped Like A Heart?

Our heart is an amazing and important organ in our body.

Do you love heart shape? Why does this shape lures plethora of hearts? Speaking of heart shape, what captures your mind right now?

# the crunchy little heart cookies

# the heart-shaped Peepal tree leaves

# the red hearts on Valentine cards depicting deep romantic love and strong emotions

# the Sacred Heart symbol

# the yummy heart-shaped chocolates

# the heart symbols seen on hospitals symbolising "Healthy Heart"

# the heart symbols on foods symbolising "Heart Healthy" snacks ie. low cholesterol foods.

Reading this list, many different things may run in your mind about heart shape.


What is the real shape of a human heart?

 The real human heart looks like an upside-down pear. But, the red heart shape commonly seen on most Valentine's Day card is wrongly interpreted by majority of people as the actual shape of a human heart. That is absolutely incorrect.

In this moment, I like everyone to contemplate upon why, how and from when people started using heart shape to depict a human heart. Many stories and beliefs are existing behind this but the real fact is unknown.

In my personal opinion, the leaves of a Peepal tree has lots of medicinal values. It is used in the treatment of heart diseases. It may be the reason which might have inspired many artists and philosophers to use its shape to depict a human heart. However, there is always room for more.

Share with us your opinions, thoughts and love for heart shape.

Why does teeth become sensitive?

 Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your teeth? 

At present day, Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem faced by huge millions of people.

What is Sensitive Teeth?

Sensitive Teeth is a discomfort or a sharp pain in teeth.

Generally, people with Sensitive teeth will feel the sensitivity and experience the pain while drinking or eating something cold or hot (eg. tea, ice cream). For some people, breathing cold air, having sweet foods and acidic drinks(citrus fruits, sodas) can also trigger the pain causing sensitive teeth.

To better understand the concept of sensitive teeth, it is important to know about our teeth structure.

The outer white part of the tooth is called enamel. It is the hardest substance which protects the teeth from tooth sensitivity and damage.

Then, the underlying layer is called dentin. Enamel overlays the dentin and protects our teeth from damage. If the protective outer enamel wears away or decays, this underlying dentin will be directly exposed to the hot and the cold food we eat and makes one's tooth sensitive. This happens because the nerves inside the tooth are sensitive to temperature. On the whole, if the protective white enamel wears away, the yellow dentin and the whole tooth will become exposed to the risk of sensitivity.

What causes Sensitive Teeth?

According to dental experts, numerous factors contributes to sensitive teeth. Brushing teeth too hard, using hard-bristled brushes, tooth decay, gum disease, teeth whitening products, grinding teeth, receding gums, tooth bleaching, filling, cracked tooth and plaque buildup can wears down the enamel and cause tooth sensitivity.

Steps to reduce teeth sensitivity

Oral hygiene is the first step. Do regular brushing with soft-bristled brush. Use fluoridated toothpaste made for sensitive teeth consulting your dental team.
Second, avoid highly acidic, sugary foods and drinks like soft drinks and oranges. Instead, opt milk and go for fruits like banana which are less acidic to reduce the pain and damage.
Then, do regular flossing and rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash to maintain oral health. Go for regular dental check up as suggested by your dentist.

General guidelines to prevent sensitive teeth

Use proper tooth brushing technique to maintain Good oral health. Choose fluoridated products to clean your teeth. Gently brush the teeth using soft bristled brush to protect the enamel of the teeth. Regularly brush, floss and rinse the teeth to maintain oral hygiene. Change your toothbrush every two to three months.

Avoid using excessive force during tooth brushing in order to prevent tooth abrasion and gum recession. Brushing too hard can wears away the enamel of the teeth so be gentle to your teeth while brushing.
Avoid taking acidic drinks in many sips. Use straw to drink citrus juice and other acidic drinks. Flush the teeth with care after consuming highly acidic foods and drinks.

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Teeth plays a key role in our daily lives. Do you care about priceless teeth which gives you beautiful smile? Regular dental check up is the perfect gift you can give for your teeth's oral hygiene and good health.

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