Archive for January, 2015

When it comes to tech, I am a very savvy person. See what I did there? Didn’t? Erm… well okay… here’s what I just found out. With a little effort, and the best of technology, you can probably do anything! Or at least that’s how it looks from the two new amazing products that Asus is offering. Behold, in comes the magic of innovation, the Asus All in one PC ET2040 ( ) and the Asus Eee Book X205 ( ) and if you didn’t really notice it, this sleek in style eeebook is priced at 14,999 bucks. Yep, that’s how they roll!

The question was, if you had to pick one, which one will you go for. And to be honest, I have no freaking idea! Not because I am not aware about the two but I like them both so much that I can hardly pick one. So yes, it is going to be both for me!

Here’s some of the features in the two.

Starting with the ET2040, An Intel Pentium processor J2900 may not sound that cool, but combine that with Intel HD Graphics, 2GB Ram, 500 GB SATA HD, Windows 8.1 and 3 in 1 card reader along with the price of… let me pause for a moment here… just 25,999! Don’t you think it’s a steal at that price? For my home use I could not think of a better PC. Some of the features that put this thing out of the crowd are the innovative Gesture control and the oh so awesome 1 hour UPS backup so that you don’t lose your precious work and data.

Also, look at this:


Coming to the steal deal called Eee Book X205, you couldn’t ask for this much at this price. An intel atom processor with Quad core!, Windows 8.1, 11.6 screen with Intel Gen7 graphics and a 2GB RAM coupled with a 32GB EMMC! Also, it comes in the coolest range of Dark blue, Red, white and even Gold!!

And looking at this, you couldn’t ask for more, like really! 

As a brand, we already know what an amazing tech maker Asus is. With the best prices in the market, these two are going to go a long way. With a trusted Asus technology and other features like long battery backup in EeeBook, Microsoft 365 subscription, one of the smoothest touchpads and a really good keyboard, all your normal requirements are already fulfilled. It can be assumed that these two aren’t going to be the most ideal choices for the intense gamers and the crazy travelers, but they’re definitely going to be best choices for anyone who uses his PC for things like watching movies, completing documents, reading and browsing. So basically the target group is all of us!

In short, I am going to buy both of them, while the Asus ET2040 will stay at my home and be used for my personal requirements like writing and blogging, I’ll use the EeeBook to watch movies on the go and make sure I stay connected, all the time! Smooth, isn’t it?

Don’t wait, go buy them. For more information, check this out:  ASUS EeeBook X205TA and ASUS All In One PC ET2040

What does it take to build a house? The obvious answer would be construction material, well, almost. But what does it take to build a home? Are those two the same things? Of course not. To build a home, you need a happy family, a place where everyone feels like, well, home. For me, a happy family is never complete without a happy child. How many times have you seen hysterically laughing parents when their kids were sick. I don’t think you’d recollect even one such moment. This is because a child is the breath of the family. If he’s in trouble, so is everyone else. A happy child means a happy family.

So what was all of that there for? Because I wanted to put forward a simple point, that if there is a child in a home, the first and the foremost priority of everyone in that family becomes that child. Simple as that. And what are the things that children love? For me it was mostly playing and eating. These days I hear they love the Gangnam style too. But all of this can be done only if the kid is healthy. So in short, a healthy child is the key to a family’s happiness. Stay with me and we’ll probably short it all out on one smile of your kid. Kidding… maybe not.

Recently I came across this advertisement by Dabur Chyawanprash where it was told how it is able to protect yourself against diseases three times more than ever. I could have laughed it off just like I do with most other adverts but I didn’t, reason being I personally have experienced the magic this little solution has on people. Dabur Chyawanprash is not just a product that you can eat, it’s practically an ayurvedic medicine that helps you improve your immunity. When I was 7, falling ill was like my favorite passtime, right after spilling milk and breaking glass plates at home. Only that the former wasn’t under my control. I still remember having Dabur Chyawanprash for the first time. It was a simple bottle with a sage on front of it. Tangy taste, I loved it. My parents were happy because finally our tastes matched somewhere. Although I was the only kid, my whole family was having it and we could totally see the results. I won’t say I stopped getting sick, but there was a considerable improvement in my condition. I could see myself going out in the cold without worrying that I’ll sneeze for the next three hours.

For me, Dabur Chyawanprash was the thing I needed. For your kid too, this is one thing he needs to have. For his health, for his smile, for your smile. After all, a healthy child is a happy child, don’t you think?

You should check this link out if my words weren’t enough to get you going, although I don’t see the reason why.

Indian history is full of great kings and rulers who were not only great leaders but badass warriors too. Two of my favorites are Chhatrapati Shivaji and Maharana Pratap. Here I’ll be saying a few things about the Mewar warrior, Maharana Pratap.

Pratap was the eldest son of Udai Singh II, the then king of Mewar. His reign was in the 16th century, a time when the Mughal Empire was at its peak in India. Since his childhood he was a dedicated learner and an obedient son who was even ready to give up his kingdom for his younger brother. For Pratap, his father’s orders meant more than anything else.

Around 1567, when Akbar was spreading his reign across the country, parts of Rajasthan were still under the rule of Udai Singh. Akbar attacked Chittorgarh and captured the fort, killing a lot of soldiers and destroying many temples in the process. Akbar’s plan was to fully capture Mewar and take all the small rulers under him. After the death of Udai Singh in 1572, Pratap was crowned as the king of Mewar. After becoming the king, Pratap first defeated the Rathors to ensure full protection of the entire Godwad and the Arawali ranges.

When it was clear that Pratap was not going to give up his kingdom, Akbar launched his first attack, the battle of Haldighati. It is said that for every 1 man in Pratap’s army, there were 10 Mughal soldiers. Even then under the leadership of Pratap, the Mughals weren’t able to make him surrender. Although Pratap’s army had to retreat and the fort of Gogunda was captured, only after some time it was recaptured by the Mewar king. To throw some light on what a great warrior Pratap was, here’s a picture.

During the encounter with Bahelol Khan, Pratap cut him along with his horse into two pieces in the battle of Haldighati.

It is worth mentioning that before the battle of Haldighati, most of Pratap’s ministers wanted him to surrender to the Mughals. It was only after his great speech and commitment that they fought with double the zeal and sacrificed their lives for the motherland. Here’s a part of that speech.

“My brave warrior brothers, our Motherland, this holy land of Mewar, is still under the clutches of the Mughals. Today, I take an oath in front of all of you that till Chittod is freed, I will not have food in gold and silver plates, will not sleep on a soft bed and will not stay in the palace; instead I will eat food on a leaf-platter, sleep on the floor and stay in a hut. I will also not shave till Chittod is freed. My brave warriors, I am sure that you will support me in every way sacrificing your mind, body and wealth till this oath is fulfilled.”

As you can see, Pratap wasn’t just a great warrior, he was a great orator and a skilled leader too.

After fighting relentlessly for 10 years, due to the vastness of the Mughal army and slowly decreasing amount of soldiers in his own, Pratap had to escape to jungles to keep himself free from the Mughal Clutches. He wandered in the jungles day and night with his family with practically nothing to eat and no resources at hand. Even after such severe conditions, Pratap never gave up. Only when there was no way out, a chieftain Bhamashah offered him monetary help to reform an army and fight back for Chittor. Even in the extreme conditions, Pratap had so many supporters that he built a whole army from scratch and fought back the Mughals. He launched an attack on Dever and won. After repeated small battles, Pratap was able to win back Mewar, although his wish to free Chittor remained unfulfilled.

Pratap died due to an injury he got while hunting a tiger in 1597. He remained unbeaten and free till his last breath and gave the Mughals a very hard time. He, along with his loyal horse Chetak who died saving Pratap in the Haldighati battle, has been immortalized in the songs and ballads of Rajasthan. No one can forget the great contribution of the Mewar king to the history of Rajasthan.

Some of the sources used to get my facts right:
Maharana Pratap -The Indian Warrior King.
Maharana Pratap – The Bravest of the Brave.

Do tell me if I missed anything, I’ll be happy to add/edit 🙂

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