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Monk: Donating organs ‘good karma’

This belief has helped Sri Lanka become one of the world’s leading suppliers of corneas (the clear front part of the eye).

Via Monk: Donating organs ‘good karma’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35443941

Drones involved in near misses at UK airports

The board, which investigates near-miss incidents in UK airspace, said a drone hadcome very close to colliding with a Boeing 737 climbing out of Stansted.
Via Drones involved in near misses at UK airports – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35442130

Facebook and Instagram ban private gun adverts

Facebook “was unfortunately and unwittingly serving as an online platform for dangerous people to get guns,” Shannon Watts, of the Everytown for Gun Safety campaign group, told Associated Press.

Via Facebook and Instagram ban private gun adverts – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35448203

Diet debate: Are diet drinks a no-go?

researchers were left asking the question: “Are artificial sweeteners fuelling, rather than fighting, the very epidemic theywere designed to block?”

Via Diet debate: Are diet drinks a no-go? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34924036

UK ‘world’s worst’ at breastfeeding

The researchers said it was a “widespreadmisconception” that breastfeeding was beneficial only in poor countries.
Via UK ‘world’s worst’ at breastfeeding – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35438049

Hay Go Byathay Kotha Jay Dube Jay – Indrani Sen

Which is correct: a european or an european?

Which is correct: a european or an european?

Answer: A european is correct.

Bikram Choudhury: Yoga guru fined $6.5m over sexual harassment

Bikram Choudhury: Yoga guru fined $6.5m over sexual harassment – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-35416613

Taxing sugar in UK

NHS England ‘to impose 20% sugar tax’ in hospital cafes – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35340752

Every man must marry 2 women

The story said that to make up for the shortage of men in the country, following the civil war with Ethiopia from 1998-2000,every man must marry at least two womenor face imprisonment.
Via Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax forced polygamy story – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35427654

Zika virus: Outbreak ‘likely to spread across Americas’ says WHO

Zika virus: Outbreak ‘likely to spread across Americas’ says WHO –
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35399403

What is the meaning of the word ´Snooze´?

Snooze means a small sleep or nap during the day time specially.

This word is commonly used in various calendar software where you are given an option to snooze a notification for some time. The reminder then again comes back as the snooze period is over.

Apple warns iPhone sales set to fall for first time

Apple warns iPhone sales set to fall for first time – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35412892

Keyboard shortcut to delete an email in gmail in pc or laptop

Keyboard shortcut to delete an email in gmail in pc or laptop:

-First open your gmail inbox.

-Then open or select a particular email by keyboard or mouse pointer

-Finally to delete it using the keyboard simply press and hold ´shift´ key and then press ´#´ key i.e. shift+#

 

Salt in diet

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day – that’s equal to about 1 teaspoon of salt!

You should reduce your intake further to 1500 mg per day if you are in any of the following population groups who have been shown to be more susceptible to sodium’s blood pressure-raising effects.

People with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease
African-Americans
People ages 51 and older

Via http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm315393.htm

Does dreams turn old?

No. According to this author, dreams never become senile. Dreams are always live and should never be allowed to die. There is no age when a one can´t dream. Although there should be practicality in dreaming, because all that we dream can´t become true unless they are really feasible in reality. However, dreams those are possible to be achieved but not attempted earlier, should be given a try. It´s probably never too late to try to make a good positive dream come true.

German police search for 1,000 men after mass sexual assault in Cologne | Europe | News | The Independent

Police are investigating reports of a group of 1,000 men carrying out a mass sexual assault on dozens of women in the middle of a German city on New Year’s Eve. German police has received numerous complaints from women who said they were groped and attacked in Cologne city centre. One woman has claimed she was raped.

Source: German police search for 1,000 men after mass sexual assault in Cologne | Europe | News | The Independent

Republican says men should be allowed to grab women's nipples if they are breastfeeding in public | Americas | News | The Independent

Strange comment! But may be true and logical!

“Who doesn’t support a mothers right to feed?” Moore responded. “Don’t give me the liberal talking points Amanda. If it’s a woman’s natural inclination to pull her nipple out in public and you support that, than you should have no problem with a mans [inclination] to stare at it and grab it. After all, it’s ALL relative and natural, right?”

Source: Republican says men should be allowed to grab women’s nipples if they are breastfeeding in public | Americas | News | The Independent

Syrian refugee ‘allows smugglers to rape his wife as payment for trafficking family to Europe’ | Europe | News | The Independent

A Syrian refugee reportedly allowed smugglers to rape his wife as payment for his family being trafficked to Europe.The husband, who had run out of money, allegedly volunteered his wife for payment and apparently started participating in the daily rapes.The unidentified woman, a mother-of-four, now lives in Berlin and has placed a restraining order on her husband, according to the New York Times.

Source: Syrian refugee ‘allows smugglers to rape his wife as payment for trafficking family to Europe’ | Europe | News | The Independent

High chance of big earthquake hitting Nepal and India – CBBC Newsround

Scientists are warning that there’s a high chance of a big earthquake hitting Nepal and India in the future.It’s because new research has found that April’s earthquake did not release all of the energy and stress underground.Earthquakes happen when tectonic plates which make up the Earth’s surface rub together. The movement forces waves of energy to come to the surface.

Source: High chance of big earthquake hitting Nepal and India – CBBC Newsround

 

An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude has hit north-east India, near its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh.At least nine people have been killed in the quake that struck at 04:35 local time (23:05 GMT) on Sunday.

Source: Strong earthquake hits north-east India – CBBC Newsround

Which spelling is correct- acolade or accolade?

 

Answer: accolade is correct

  • Accolade means – gift or honor

Obama to take unilateral action on US gun violence – BBC News

In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take.He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US Congress has failed to address the problem.Analysts say there will be a backlash from gun activists and Republicans.But Mr Obama told Americans that he had received too many letters from parents, and teachers, and children, to sit around and do nothing.”We know that we can’t stop every act of violence,” the president said. “But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something – anything – to protect our kids from gun violence?”

Source: Obama to take unilateral action on US gun violence – BBC News

Happy New Year

´Resonance of life´ wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous new year 2016.

LET´S PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE AT THIS VERY AUSPICIOUS MOMENT.

May god bless us and protect our smiles forever!

Sex instead of exercise as an exercise

According to the NHS, both women and men’s heart rate increases towards orgasm as breathing gets quicker and heavier.But the health service debunked claims that sex was a better work-out than a brisk walk following a study in 2013, saying that “sex did not appear to be on the same level as 30 minutes of moderate exercise on a treadmill” and was not recommended as a replacement for other forms of exercise.

Source: Woman has sex wearing Fitbit – here is what happened | Science | News | The Independent

Let´s welcome 2016, with tears and happiness of 2015

Time. It´s a nonstop phenomenon that keeps going on to see its future generations. Alike the other years, this year (2015) is also about to close its chapter in next 48 hours and step in to 2016. This year ending time is probably the only time when big multinational companies to small individuals like this author, try to to reevaluate or think the loses and gains they made in the calendar year which is just about to conclude.

The year 2015 was particularly sad because many people in different parts of the globe were victimized by war and terror attacks leading to loses of life property and death. It seems like a beginning of a apocalypse where man has been programmed to make extinct his own species. Let´s pray to god to have 2016 as a year, free of violence, so that only mankind and humanity prevails. Let no more life be lost in the name of war or terrorism, let no more child loses their parents and vice versa and let no one has to become a refugee again.

If we move towards, Asia the two big nations China and India particularly saw a huge burden of pollution in certain cities. Indian capital Delhi unfortunately topped in the list of one of the most polluted cities of the world. Hope, this worst hit polluted places on earth would recover in 2016 and will be able to gift fresh air to its inhabitants.

When man was busy murdering their own species in the year of 2015, nature was also not in a mood of mercy and shaked certain regions of the globe, of which it is of worth to mention about the nasty earthquake that hit Nepal and its nearby regions of China and India in 2015 leading loss of thousands of human life .

Despite the loses seen by 2015, there are few remarkable achievements that took place in this year. One such is NASA´s spacecraft which neared the planet Pluto and gifted us the photographs of the distant parts of the universe.

Finally, how about this blog in this year. It made a wonderful journey in 2015 and had earned various new readers from different parts of the globe. This author would like to thank everyone who took there time to read the blog and share their valuable comments. Here, below you can find few clips of the stats of this blog to share its 2015 status. All short of comments and feedback are highly appreciated from the readers. For a blogger there nothing delicious than the readers appreciations and encouragements.

Wish you a happy and prosperous new year.

Be happy and keep smiling!

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Free internet in India: a boon or curse?


Recently in the Indian news media there is a huge discussion if free internet should be allowed by Facebook or not and tonnes of article are flourishing in the web, some are supporting, while the remaining are opposing.

When it comes about reading articles and comments certain Indian media that are too flattery to write in favor of rich business companies or political figures, I am quite sniffy and find most writings biased to a particular group. Similarly many comments posted below such articles also seems to be fake and are deliberately posted to establish the articles point of view.

My question is what´s the harm if some one is providing the service free of cost. Such free services should not me made mandatory, so that people who wishes to pay from their wallet for the internet bills can do so. Next, if the government can deploy proper laws to be followed by the free internet service provider, probably there is nothing to worry.

Internet has become one of the most important amenities for this nation along with air, water, food and shelter. Why don´t the government itself starts a free internet service for its citizens when it has its own huge space program including shuttles in the orbit. Well we can only express our anguish in our own best possible ways, rest of the fortune of this great nation is in the hand of its policy maker´s good will for the nation; in my opinion, sadly even the fraction of the latter is not available for its fellow citizens.

God bless India!

How to use right click function by Chromebook pc’s touch pad?


When a regular windows user switches to a Chromebook one problem he might find is, with right clicking function of its touch pad because no such feature is present there (as in my Chromebook too). So here is the solution for it.

Actually, right clicking in touch pad of Chromebook can be done in 2 ways.

First, is to tap gently with two fingers slightly apart, and the function that you expect from the right click will become evident. The biggest demerit of this process is sometimes the touch pad might not appreciate the pressure and you might require repeated similar strokes, and that probably holds true for other windows based laptops too.

The second way is a more stable path in my view. In this, one has to simply click (press to click) on the touch-pad with 2 fingers instead of tapping. It seems, clicks are better perceived than gentle taps and the right click function is easily obtained by clicking by pressing with 2 fingers. Unlike, regular mouses or touch pads you don´t need to think of left or right click feature, simply the no. of fingers you use will dictate your instruction to the Chromebook. When using a single finger,its like the left click and and 2 fingers will count for right click.

Call to stop using steam to ease children’s colds – BBC News

Doctors and nurses have been told not to recommend steam inhalation treatment for children with coughs and colds after several suffered serious burns.Surgeons at Swansea’s Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery have treated children as young as eight months old.

Source: Call to stop using steam to ease children’s colds – BBC News

How to switch to a particular tab (e.g. the 5th tab) in google´s chrome browser directly using the keyboard?


We all probably know that pressing ctrl+tab can move us through the tabs that are already opened on a chrome browser, and probably in most other browsers too.

However, many of us probably are not aware of the feature that is available in chrome browser to switch to exactly the 3rd or 5th or 7th tab directly using the keyboard.

Simply, by pressing ctrl+1, ctrl+2, ctrl+3 and so on you can directly go to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and their following tabs respectively. Just by pressing ctrl+4 you can directly go to the 4th tab of your chrome browser.

But there is a limitation of this system, there is no way to go to tenth tab and onward, since there is no key with the numeric 10, 11, 12 etc. Nevertheless, when you have more than 9 tabs opened the ctrl+9 function will take you to the last opened tab, may the the 11th or 19th or something like that, depending on the what is the number of the last tab that is open. In such cases, ctrl+8 is the last key that follows the numeric order of the keys 1 to 8 and then it directly shows the last opened tab by pressing ctrl+9.

I found this feature to be present in the chrome browser of my Chromebook although not yet tested in other kinds of operating systems or browser. Probably, the feature will be present in other any chrome browsers.

How to Make your own Stylus with Cotton Ear Buds – Video Tutorial

All you need to make your own capacitive stylus is a cotton ear bud (some may know them as cotton swabs), a piece of thin aluminium foil (also known as tin foil) and some drinking water.Wrap the foil around the ear bud such that the metal touches the cotton portion of the bud. Then dip the cotton in water such that it becomes slightly wet and your stylus is now ready to use.

Source: How to Make your own Stylus with Cotton Ear Buds – Video Tutorial

1950s U.S. Nuclear Target List Offers Chilling Insight – The New York Times

For the first time, the National Archives and Records Administration has released a detailed list of the United States’ potential targets for atomic bombers in the event of war with the Soviet Union, showing the number and the variety of targets on its territory, as well as in Eastern Europe and China.It lists many targets for “systematic destruction” in major cities, including 179 in Moscow (like “Agricultural Equipment” and “Transformers, Heavy”), 145 in Leningrad and 91 in East Berlin. The targets are referred to as DGZs or “designated ground zeros.” While many are industrial facilities, government buildings and the like, one for each city is simply designated “Population.”“It’s disturbing, for sure, to see the population centers targeted,” said William Burr, a senior analyst at the National Security Archive, a research group at George Washington University that obtained the target list in response to a request first made in 2006. Mr. Burr, who specializes in nuclear history, said he believed it was the most detailed target list the Air Force had ever made public.The targets are identified only generically, with code numbers that correspond to specific locations. The exact addresses and names of facilities from that period are in a still-classified “Bombing Encyclopedia,” which Mr. Burr said he was trying to get declassified.

Source: 1950s U.S. Nuclear Target List Offers Chilling Insight – The New York Times

Air India pilots suspended after worker ‘sucked into engine’ – BBC News

Air India has suspended a pilot and co-pilot after a technician was sucked into an aircraft engine in Mumbai.The incident is being officially probed by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, which functions under India’s civil aviation authority.The accident happened on Wednesday as flight AI 619 from Mumbai to Hyderabad was being pushed back for departure.The PTI news agency said the pilots had started the engines prematurely after mistaking a signal.The body of the victim, identified as Ravi Subramanian, was so badly mutilated that it could not be sent for post mortem examination, PTI added.Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani told reporters in Mumbai that the incident seemed to have been caused by a “communication gap” but did not elaborate further.

Source: Air India pilots suspended after worker ‘sucked into engine’ – BBC News

Overdose Deaths Reached a New High in 2014 – The New York Times

Fatal drug overdoses reached a new high in 2014, killing nearly 50,000 Americans, more than were killed in auto accidents, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twice as many Americans died from drug overdoses in 2014 as in 2000.Most of the deaths involved heroin or prescription narcotic painkillers like OxyContin. These drugs accounted for 28,647 deaths in 2014, or 61 percent of the overdose deaths. Deaths from heroin and narcotic painkillers increased 14 percent last year, to nine per 100,000 from 7.9, according to the C.D.C.

Source: Overdose Deaths Reached a New High in 2014 – The New York Times

Fish oil can burn belly fat: study – NATIONAL – The Hindu

Fish oil may burn fat faster than weight loss pills for obese people in their 30s and 40s, Kyoto University researchers report.

Fish oil activates receptors in the digestive tract, fires the sympathetic nervous system and induces storage cells to metabolise fat. Fat tissues do not all store fat. “White cells” store fat in order to maintain energy supply while “brown cells” metabolise fat to maintain a stable body temperature. Brown cells are abundant in babies but decrease in number with age

Source: Fish oil can burn belly fat: study – NATIONAL – The Hindu

Google Chromebook Pixel (2015): VLC Media Player Finally Available on Chrome OS

The much loved VLC media player is already available on every significant desktop operating system, and even a few obscure ones, with one major exception: Chrome OS. But that’s about to change.

The nonprofit VideoLAN organization on Friday announced that the free, open source, cross-platform VLC multimedia player is finally available on Google’s Chrome OS. Like the desktop version of VLC, the new Chrome OS iteration can play most video files, as well as network streams and DVD ISOs. It’s also a full audio player capable of playing even “weird audio formats” like FLAC.

“VLC is intended for everyone, is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying and is developed by passionate volunteers,” VideoLAN President Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote in a blog post. “All the source code is available for free.”

Source: Google Chromebook Pixel (2015): VLC Media Player Finally Available on Chrome OS

India’s nuclear industry pours its wastes into a river of death and disease – Yahoo News

Subarnarekha River roars out of the Chota Nagpur plateau in eastern India, before emptying 245 miles downstream into the Bay of Bengal, making it a vital source of life, and lately, of death.

The name means streak of gold and for centuries prospectors around Ranchi, the traffic-choked capital of Jharkhand state, have sought fortunes by panning for nuggets in its headwaters, which wash over a region flecked with minerals and ore.

Its link to widespread misfortune is not admitted by the Indian government. But the authorities’ role in the deaths of those who live near it first became clear when professor Dipak Ghosh, a respected Indian physicist and dean of the Faculty of Science at Jadavpur University in Kolkata decided to chase down a rural “myth” among the farmers along its banks. They had long complained that the Subarnarekha was poisoned, and said their communities suffered from tortuous health problems.

When Ghosh’s team seven years ago collected samples from the river and also from adjacent wells, he was alarmed by the results. The water was adulterated with radioactive alpha particles that cannot be absorbed through the skin or clothes, but if ingested cause 1,000 times more damage than other types of radiation. In some places, the levels were 160 percent higher than safe limits set by the World Health Organization.

“It was potentially catastrophic,” Ghosh said in a recent interview. Millions of people along the waterway were potentially exposed.

Source: India’s nuclear industry pours its wastes into a river of death and disease – Yahoo News

Should WordPress add a ‘view count’ button beneath each of its blog posts?

Today, WordPress is famous a blogging platform that have won millions of hearts of readers and bloggers. I personally love it too. However, there are certain things which can be done to improve its services for a better blogging experience for its bloggers and their readers. Here in this post this author will try to draw attention to one such feature that this author feels required to be added to the WordPress posts.

Till the current time, beneath each of the posts that we create in the WordPress sites have following options only sharing, liking, rating, commenting and re-blogging. Most other blogging services too provide alike features. But are this features enough for a alien reader to a particular post to judge how much popular a particular post is among its readers.

WordPress ‘like’ buttons don’t mean much probably, because it don’t count the logged out users, and not always a word press reader takes the burden to hit the ‘like button’ despite liking a particular post. And at certain times reader can simply like just by seeing fragment of a post in the ‘Reader’ section of the WordPress. Same is for rating system, we don’t always give our time in rating a post, we read and simply move on. Commenting and re-blogging is also a reader specific act, we don’t take part in this features always and even if we do it don’t necessary mean the post if largely popular.

Finally, are the sharing buttons like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc., which too depend on the mercy on the readers, if they would like to share it with others or not. In the current time sharing feature is misused largely by distributing every small piece of info we find in the web and currently many of us don’t always eagerly hop in to see the latest link shares we received on the social networking sites, unlike the beginning of ‘sharing era’ when Facebook and twitter were born. Therefore, share-count of a post probably don’t mean much in the recent time, at least for blogs. I regularly surf hundreds of pages per day on the web and rarely use share buttons, maximum I would share one or two very interesting or important links via email or by whats-app.

But how about a ‘view count’ feature after a post (i.e. how many times a particular post was viewed by the readers). Have you ever thought of a feature like that. It is the raw data about a posts popularity and may be an useful tool to get some idea about a post’s popularity. Currently, the statistics of a post is only available to the author or the owner of the blog. It would probably be nice if WordPress team considers adding a small application like ‘view count’ under each blog post, so that the readers can get an direct idea of the popularity of a post. An option should also be kept to disable such a feature for authors/bloggers who don’t want it. This author would vote for such a feature if brought in by the WordPress team. Total stats, only says about the popularity of a blog but not of the individual blog posts.

Gracious !

Where is the ‘Home’ and ‘End’ key in a Chromebook?

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Like various other keys which are generally present on traditional keyboards, Chromebooks lacks the ‘Home’ and ‘End’ key. However, there is no reason to despair for that, there is an alternative solution provided in the Chromebooks, only thing is you should be aware of it to use.

To enable the ‘Home’ and ‘End’ key function do the following-

-first choose a sentence or word and place the cursor at the beginning of it.

-secondly, press the ‘search’ key (the key with a search symbol on it), and while pressing it next press the right side (or forward) direction indicating arrow key. This will take the cursor to the end of the sentence directly. So this is how you can do the ‘End’ key function on the Chromebook.

-in the same manner if you repeat the maneuver by pressing the left side ( or backward) direction indicating key it will take the cursor back to the beginning of the sentence or word. This is a function that is similar to the function of ‘home’key in traditional key boards.

How to use ‘page up’ and ‘page down’ feature in Chromebook?

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If you are trying to scroll through a webpage you might find it difficult to scroll up or down, fast, using the keyboard, unlike the traditional windows PC keyboards. This is because Chromebook keyboards don’t have any key named ‘page up ‘ or ‘page down’. However, by using the upward and downward direction showing keys you can scroll up and scroll down a page as in regular PCs.

So here is the solution. Although there is no fast scrolling button in the Chromebook keyboard, the similar type of feature can be enabled by pressing and holding the search key  and then pressing the upward or downward direction key depending on your intended direction of scroll.

How to forward delete letters in chromebook pc?

Unfortunately Chromebook’s don’t have a ‘delete’ key. So how can you delete a forward letter as you do in windows PC?

The ‘backspace’ key will remove letters to the backward direction only.

However, to delete the forward letters all you may have to do is to press and hold the ‘alt’ key located to the left of the space bar and and then press the ‘backspace’ key. That’s how I am doing the delete job in my chrome PC. Give it a try, you will be habituated after few deletes.

 

 

How to delete an email directly from the gmail inbox using the keyboard?

If you are habituated to delete emails directly from the inbox by pressing the delete button in windows pc you might be disappointed while using gmail services for not being able to do so. Basically to do this for gmail you need to know the keyboard shortcuts.

Both for offline and online gmail, after opening a particular email which you are willing to delete, simply press the # key (i.e. shift+3 unless those special characters are enabled).

How ‘Google sheets’ is better than Microsoft’s excel software?

‘Google sheets are are not shits but real spreadsheets.’ That is my introductory sentence for google sheets.

If you are new to the term ‘Google sheets’ let me introduce it to you. Its a ‘program’ or ‘software’ whichever way you might like to say it in tech language is something alike the Microsoft excel’s software. You may refer to this link to know about it in detail and experience it -https://www.google.co.in/sheets/about/

The biggest benefit of the ‘google sheets’ is that it is free, unlike the Microsoft’s office package (however Microsoft now a days provides an online version of its ‘office’ products free). Microsoft’s excel program can’t be run offline, unlike ‘google sheets’, unless you have the office software with excel component installed in your pc.

Besides being free I found excel sheet to be more user friendly for research or calculation purposes.  If you are not well acquainted to use the excel program of Microsoft or if there is no one to guide you in this regard you may want to explore its help window where tips are given. I found the Microsoft’s help sections quite robust and difficult to understand for person’s with less knowledge about computing especially in times when you are really short of time and patience. In contrast, I found google sheets approach quite simple, they have placed a ‘help’ item on the top of their product and on clicking to it a small search area appears which displays search results in seconds as you start typing.

Google sheets also make charts and diagrams automatically when you select certain part of your data, provided you are online. In the right lower part of your google sheet you can see a star icon glowing, when certain data are selected, and clicking it could show charts related to the selected area. I found this feature very much helpful you include this charts in your google sheet in expense of few clicks.

You can also make charts offline too, just click the ‘chart’ option from its drop down menu under the level ‘insert’.

Customizing or editing a pie chart or a bar diagram is much easier in google sheets than Microsoft’s excel program. Simply select the chart you want to edit and right click on it and  you will get self explained options to choose from and after doing little bit experiment with it you will make yourself flying with your charts on google sheets.

If you are a person who finds working in Microsoft excel difficult or requires other’s help every time, you must give google sheet a try. Even the Mac’s similar software probably don’t come for free offline.

Another interesting point about google sheets is that it has a ‘add-ons’ option though which you can add various features which might require.

However, some demerits are there with google sheets too. One is that certain features of it might not function when you are offline. But it has a offline format in which you can do a lot of work in absence of a internet connection.

One feature, I am not sure if google sheet has or not, but I am looking for is, how to transfer charts, data or diagrams to google docs from the google sheets directly with few clicks. Currently I am doing my research work by copying and pasting from google sheets to google docs.

So that was all about the review. Hope it will help you to make your choice.

Disclaimer: This piece of writing is based on the author’s individualized experiences and not a promotional writing. The author is an user of certain products of ‘Google’, ‘Microsoft’ and ‘Mac’.

How to reach the international or domestic terminal of airport in Kolkata?

Kolkata is the capital of the state West Bengal, a state located at the eastern part of India. Kolkata is well known for its own cultural heritage. However, in pace to the various other cities across the globe the city’s traffic system is not up to the mark and might cause difficulty to access the one of the main exit point of the city, the airport. The name of the airport in Kolkata is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

Both the domestic and the international terminal in Kolkata are in proximity so if you are nearing the airport, you are nearing to both of these terminals, just take the appropriate diversion depending upon your destination.

Unless you have previously booked a cab you will probably need to bargain a bit to travel via a taxi. As in most parts of the globe, some opportunistic taxi drivers are always there who take the longer route to the airport while driving tourists in their cab; probably they want you to have some more sight seeing of the city before you leave and that too in your expenses undoubtedly and sadly. Sometimes taxies are not easily available too.

So have some idea of landmarks of the nearby area so that you can reach easily. I prefer bus, a cheap and easy way to commute. However, not an easy task if you are not acquainted with local travel culture.

If you are traveling from the Dum Dum railway station, bus is an easy way to commute to the domestic terminal of the airport (other services like taxi or auto rickshaw might be available too).  I generally ask the conductor if it will go to airport or not. However, in most situations the conductors of the buses will be shouting loudly about its stoppages. Once in the bus I would generally ask for a ticket for the Gate no. 1 of the airport. Depending on the traffic it may take about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the airport. Generally, the bus fare will be about 8 rupees. After reaching gate no. 1 simply ask someone, which way to go to reach the airport. Its about 6 to 10 minutes walk from there. If walking is not possible try for other commuting services that are available in that area.

If you prefer to travel by taxi from Dum Dum railway station station to the  airport it generally costs about 200 rupees, but a good bargainer may make it at 50 rupees too, depends on your skill and the timing.

Local train services are there to the airport but not popular in my opinion and might not be safe too at certain times when there are very few passengers on the train. Furthermore, they are at infrequent intervals.

Unfortunately, unlike the New Delhi’s international airport, in Kolkata the local metro railway don’t have any established metro services yet to travel to the airport. Nearest metro station from the airport is the one located at the Dum Dum railway station premises.

Please cross check the information from other sources too. 
Written on author's own experiences.

India habitat center, New Delhi: how to travel?

Easiest way is probably to take the Delhi’s metro rails. Travel to a metro station called ‘Jorbag’ which is in the yellow line of the metro route. After reaching the metro station take an auto rickshaw to India habitat center, which will charge you about 30-40 rupees in the Indian currency. In about six to ten minutes you are expected to reach the destination.

The India Habitat Centre was started in 1993. The public agency for Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) wanted an office building for its workers and made the unprecedented decision to invite chosen non-profit organisations that shared their concern with habitat to share that work space.

In 2009, the India Habitat Centre co-hosted the first Habitat Summit with Urban Habitats Forum, a professional civil society initiative whose primary purpose is to serve as a multi-disciplinary public awareness and educational platform, and to facilitate positive change in India’s cities by engaging all stakeholders of society in shaping India’s built environment. Held in September, the Summit served as a communication vehicle to position key policy issues and to highlight opportunities for positive change by showcasing community-oriented urban renewal projects.

IHC started organizing and hosting the Delhi Photo Festival held every two years since 2011.[1][2]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Habitat_Centre

Please cross check the details from other sources 
too before commencing your journey.

Mouth 👄 💦 watering dish

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While doing some casual experimentation with some meat 🍖 pieces this was what I achieved.

This mouth watering chicken pieces are actually buried under coriander paste. After the meat was ready to eat the smell made saliva raining ☔ in my oral cavity👄.

The look was so appealing that I couldn’t resist myself from taking this photo as a piece of memory! You should give a try.

Pick up centre and online shopping

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online-shop_buttonOnline shopping is a trend that is popular around the globe. Even customers in developing nations like India are also showing huge interest in this new shopping technology.

Due to the problem of nonavailability of the customer at his destination address during delivery of the purchased commodity, probably gave birth to the ‘pick up center’ concept in the online shopping industry. During on online shopping many companies now allow customers to choose a pick up center where the shipment will be delivered. The customer then collects it from there at their convenient time.

I find this pick up service very much useful. Previously, whenever a parcel use to arrive I use to be in the office and had to rush to my home to receive it. Besides that, it was not possible always to leave workplace and go home to receive the courier.  The pick up center concept was not there initially available at my locality so online shopping experiences were not sweet every time. Now there are multiple pickup points in my neighborhood and shopping online has become quite simpler. Nowadays, I simply collect my shopped item while returning back home from my office.

Nevertheless, everything have its own downside too. You should never forget to check your item properly at the pick up center to ensure that no parts are missing or broken. Also make sure you don’t mistakenly bring home the parcel of another person. In addition to that be careful if you are receiving a parcel on behalf of someone else or scenarios like that and make sure you are not being used as a mule to traffic drugs etc. in the name of online shopping. Therefore, stay vigilant.

Finally, you shouldn’t forget to carry your identity card which is generally required to be displayed at the pickup centers to get your shipment.

Doctors who put us into sleep are alike airline pilots

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Doctors who make people sleep during a surgery are called anaesthetists. Besides sedating they also make attempts to decrease consciousness of the patient or numb a particular body part during surgeries. They anesthetise people by various methods like giving anaesthetic gases through our inhalation path or by giving some anaesthetic drug through the veins. Here in this discussion we will be primarily talking about an anesthesia known as general anaesthesia, in which the anaesthetist puts the patient into a deep sleep like state so that the later can’t perceive any pain during the surgery. In contrast, local anaesthesia is different where a particular body part is anesthetised and the patient is generally awake.

That was a brief introduction about anesthetists, now let’s talk about airline pilots. Obviously, I don’t need to spend much words to explain who are they, as most of us know about them. Airline pilots are those professionals who fly an aircraft.

Have you ever noted any similarities between these two set of professionals i.e. the pilots and the anaesthetists. Interestingly, this author feels they have a similar type of working style, although they work with completely different stuff at totally dissimilar environment.

During surgeries under general anaesthesia the anaesthetists work like a pilot in a disciplined and steady manner. Alike a pilot who checks all necessary equipment’s before taking off, the anaesthetist too cross checks different instruments and parameters he will need throughout the surgery.

Before take-off a pilot will also try to acquire information about the weather conditions he might be facing while the aircraft will be in the sky. An anaesthesia doctor also does similar type of job, like knowing the type of surgery, possible risks that might be involved during the operation, any special precautions if needed etc., so that the surgery flows smoothly.

Once the airplane is in the air the autopilot takes care of most of the things and unless the ride is too bumpy or difficult one. Similarly, in the current time anaesthetists depend on certain automatic machines partly and sometimes almost totally to take care of parameters like blood pressure, heart rate etc. and drive the surgical procedure cool like an autopilot of an airplane (however not always, sometimes surgeries also goes arduous).

Finally, a airplane has to land to complete the journey. Believe it or not if you have ever visited an operation theater the feel of completing the anesthetic care after a general anesthesia is remarkably same as landing an aircraft. Just as pilots prepare for landing including turning seat belt signs on for passengers, anaesthetists too prepare themselves in similar way when the surgery is going to end. Anaesthesia doctors will start giving certain medications and interventions to return the patient to awake, alert and oriented state.

Anaesthesia doctors are real boon for human life since they serve as an armour of the surgeon to take care of the diseased individual. Likewise are the airline pilots who stay alert and vigilant to take us to reach us to our desired destination safely. Through this post let’s show our gratitude to both type of these professionals for serving the mankind daily, silently.

Why do people blog?

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Why did I plan to write this post? It’s because of one of the causes why I prefer to blog, simply to acquire some peace of mind.

Peace of mind is something that an individual can derive from a wide variety of things like watching movies, listening to music, talking to persons we like to talk with, writing a story, eating their favorite food etc. Many people derive pleasure through their writings and then sharing it with others, as I am doing with you now.

There are certain thoughts which we perceive inside ourselves and are best narrated to the external world via writing, a silent way of expressing the beauty of our minds. Blog writing serves this purpose largely. In certain emotional situations specially at times when we are sad, blogging becomes our only friend which painstakingly listens to every cry of our heart. At my childhood days, when computer or blogging would not have been this popular as today, we had to note the fragments of our emotions in a piece of paper that always had chance to get lost or worn out. Simultaneously, it was not possible to share with our well wishers, unlike blog writing.

Besides providing comfort to our feeling, writing in a blog also helps to discover many hidden writers who would otherwise not dare to write an article. I feel if the current day technology was present when Shakespeare did his writings, the world would have got few more good authors like him. In the current time blogging has given the chance to many less popular authors to show their creative work. Even a non-professional writer becomes courageous to write and weigh his writing by sharing his written craft with the real world. Readers can be reached much easily than before, thanks to the latest technology of internet and blogging. Continue reading