Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How Mobile phones changed your life?

It Feels very good when you are carrying a Mobile Phone that too the latest version with all new features in it, Wow that's amazing. You get call or message whenever someone thinks about you, you can make call or message whenever you want to, can surf on the net by using WAP, GPRS, 3G etc. You have everything in the world you want. But do you remember the days you have spent, when it was very difficult for you to even buy a china mobile (which are the cheapest mobile as per the research in India). Today the number of application for the new mobile phone received in a year is same as the annual revenue of the Landline company.

Here are few things you have missed within a decade:

  • All the meetings didn't just cancelled at the last minute.
  • Talking on a landline phone for hours was very difficult.
  • The Alarm Clock was very imperative in daily life.
  • We use to maintain telephone diary to note down their numbers.
  • Rush to the local P.C.O to make a phone call.
  • The electricity bill would have been less due to not charging the phone whole night.
  • The verbal interaction with family and friends was more as compared to email and text messages.
  • Survival was easy without a phone call(as no mobile phone at that time) if on an outing.
  • People have waited for an more than an hour just to receive an interview call on the landline.
  • An Answering machine was used to leave or take message in your absence.
  • Would have lost many times to find the address as no Google Maps at that time.
  • You remembered most of the telephone numbers as compared to current.
  • Photo Albums were to remember any important occasions in your life as compared to Gallery application in the Mobile.
  • Can take a lunch break accordingly as no one will call you for any urgent meeting or discussion.
  • Gramophones, and Cassettes were used to listen to music rather than MP3 player on Mobile phone.
  • You could have saved $8.00(average) a month by not spending on monthly rental, GPRS, SMS package or so.
  • You were not bothered even if someone would have liked you as compared to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Walkman & books were your best time pass on a long distance journey.
  • Feels very proud to have a landline phone in your own bedroom.
  • Not to remember much passwords like we do for unlocking the phone, messages and Gallery.

Nowadays, It has become very difficult for an individual to survive without a cell phone. An individual will get tensed, irritated and frustated if his/her mobile is switched off. People are having a detailed knowledge about the Mobile phone and their company rather than their own life. It has become very integral part of Human being. People have gone into a virtual life rather than living a real life, dependency on phone has increased than on friends or family.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My trip to Kashmir

 Hi All, I am sharing my experience about my trip to Kashmir, India. Me and My wife were planning to go on a vacation in the month of November and Kashmir was our first choice. The journey started from 30th November 2009 and ended on 10th of December. We enjoyed alot of things over there and now has become the best Memorable Journey for me. Amritsar, Katra, Pehelgam, Srinagar, Jammu, Delhi were the place we visited during this journey.


We reached Amritsar on 01st of Dec and visited The Golden temple and Wagha border on the same day. While coming back from Wagha border we had a glass of Lassi and trust me, its difficult for me finish even 2/3 of the glass. Next day we left for Katra to visit the Vaishno Devi temple which is approx 16km away from the starting point. It took 6 hours for us to reach from Amritsar to Katra. We left for the temple in the night at 10pm and reached at 11 am in the morning. The whole day was spent at the katra for resting and enjoying the site seeing of Katra. As per the schedule we left for Srinagar but since it is very far from Katra we had to halt at Pehelgam for a night and left early morning next day for Srinagar.

Srinagar (Shankar Acharaya Mandir/Gulmarg/Sonmarg/Mughal Garden/Srinagar)

I was very happy to see the Dal lake as have heard alot about it from my friends. We halted in the boat house for 3 days and we didn't even felt that we are staying in the boat. During the stay in Srinagar we had visited Shankar Acharaya temple and Gulmarg on day 1 of Srinagar. On Day 2 we had been to Sonmarg and in the evening we headed towards the Market. Day 3 was when we visited the Mughal Garden and other places of Srinagar. Apart from the site seeing the best thing i liked was the security provided by the government. While visiting the places, we had seen atleast 2 military people at every 100 meters distance of Srinagar. It is a very secured place as there are Cops and Military people to help you.


We left for Jammu next day as we had a ticket from Jammu to reach Delhi - capital of India. We spent one day in Jammu in the hotel as we were tired of the 8 hours or travelling in the car. Next day we boarded a train from Jammu Station for Delhi. The coach was already full by all the military men as many of them were heading towards their home for vacation or long leave. Delhi is one of the most popular metropolis in India with a population of approx 15 million. I visited famous places like Lal kila, President house, Parliament, Mahatma Gandhi Udyaan, Karol baugh and last but not the least the very known place in the country i.e. Chandani Chowk.

I really feel that one should visit Srinagar, Pehelgam, Pathankot and Vaishno devi atleast once in every 2 years to get mental peace and to explore such places. I and my wife enjoyed the trip alot. All thanks to my wife as she was the one who suggested/ planned this trip. Also we are planning to go on a trip next year but still searching for the best destination/place in India.