Thursday, November 24, 2016

Niue - A Lasser know Tiny Island Nation (Part 1 Less Discovered World)

As an ordinary human being you have some limitations of time and resources. I love to travel; however, still it is not possible for me to travel all around the world. To add some of adventure to my life, I have decided to write about the places and nations which do exist on our planet, but less people get a chance to visit them. When writing about these places, I will think that I am visiting them. 

Today, I will talk about Niue, a tiny island country in the South Pacific Ocean and it is situated 2400 KM northeast of New Zealand. The land area of this island is only 260 sq Km. The population of Niue is even less than 2000 and the official figure is 1612. The main attraction of this island nation is its virgin beauty and pollution free atmosphere. Niue is a self governing state with a free association with New Zealand to conduct all diplomatic ties on its behalf. 

The domain name assigned to Niue is ".nu". By selling this domain name, Niue gets free wifi and free basic internet across the nation making it the first wifi nation. Niue got my attention when I saw a video about Niue which said that Niue has become a first debt free nation. Whereas most of the nations across the world are struggling with high debt and paying big amount in interests, this news of a debt free nation is very encouraging. 


Niue has decided to live with its own means and never borrow money in the future, as said by it's Premiere, Toke Talagi. Today, it is the time to learn from tiny nations like Niue and not run behind the artificial growth.  The revenue in Niue comes from Tourism which is rising fast, remittances from Niue origin people settled in New Zealand and Australia, aid from New Zealand, fishery and agriculture. Niue is offering attractive financial incentives to people to have the first baby in Niue so that people settled in other nation may come back. Already, Niue has seen a 10% increase in population because many migrants returning back. 

Niuean dancing
















The beautiful thing about the Niue is its native culture and an old tradition. It is believed that Niue was settled by Polynesians from Samoa in 900 A.D. And up to the 18th century, Niue remained under the tribal rule. During this period, Niue developed a unique tribal culture which we can see by visiting Niue. Earlier, Niueans were used to live in houses with hand woven walls. 

The only airport in the nation is Niue International Airport and it is connected by twice weekly flights from Auckland by Air New Zeland. The staple food of this nation is Taro (Colocasia Esculenta) which is also similar to Kachalu plant grown widely in India, especially in my native village.  There are two official languages in Niue, Niuean and English. The most of people in Niue are Niuean and Christianity is the main religion. Her majesty Queen is the head of Niue like New Zealand. 


Courtesy http://www.niueisland.com

By visiting Niue, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, reefs and green surrounding. If I get a chance, then I will definitely like to visit it, so far I am happy to write about a very tiny nation which is very-very far away from my location. This is my big Hello to all the people of Niue. I liked and enjoyed to your nation. 

How to Become a Good Writer or How to write well?

Writer, Write, Well, Good,

In my post "The Skills you need to Earn Money Online", I highlighted that it is very important to be a good writer to earn money online because you are required to create lots of content online on the daily basis. When you can't write well, then you can't attract an online audience and hence very less chances that you will make any money online. In this post, I will give you some tips and suggestions to become a good writer or how to write well. These tips will provide you great help in sharpening your writing skills and become a good writer. 

"Only a content which is well written can work well online."

"Even mediocre talent, when combined with fixity of purpose and regular industry will, surely, result in gratifying success.Arnold Bennett" 

Tips to become a good writer :


1) If you want to become a successful writer, then do not wait for inspirations. Simply sit with a copy and pen and start writing. Write down whatever comes to your mind. Do write everyday, even if for a few minutes. 
2) Good Writers understand the importance of their time and do not waste it. When they are not writing they make notes for future. Keeping a diary and writing all your ideas in it can provide lots of writing material for the future. 
3) Successful writers can write at any time. They can wake up early in the morning, write in the launch breaks or can write when everyone sleeps. It is up to us when we want to write. 
4) They are not disturbed by the disturbances; however, they are merged deep into their thoughts. This attribute may not true for everyone, therefore you can try to write in a place which has less disturbance. Try to not face the window while writing because it can derail your train of thoughts. 
5) Good writers work steadily. They have not achieved everything in minutes. A consistent and hard work is behind it. 
6) Your ideas and inspirations for writing must come from inside like the most of successful writers. 
7) There is no substitute for sitting down and writing. The human brain is like a car engine, it works more when warmed up. 
8) Sometime due to enthusiasm, we overdo things which cause writer's blocks. When you go through this phase, then no new idea comes into your mind. Every writer, including many successful writers also suffers from it. The main way of coming out of it is to stop writing for a little time and come back again afresh.
9) Always remain open for the feedback of your writer, do improve on the points which others suggest you. 
10) Do read the books of good writers, try to understand how they express their ideas so well. 
11) If English is not your native language, then do use translation tool to practice by translating sentences from your native language to English and vice versa. 

The Skills you need to Earn Money Online

Earning money online require certain skills in you because they are essential to properly work online. Most of skills are not difficult and everyone has some of these skills. With time, we can sharpen our skills to increase our chances of the better online earning. Below, I will mention these skills and after reading them you can evaluate yourself for chances of success in online earning. We can work online, if even we don't have all the skills; however, for the best results it is required to have proficiency in all these skills. If you are not good at some of these skills, then don't worry, you can learn them with practice. I learned many things throughout my journey of 13 years. 



Important Skills for Earning Online


1) Basic Knowledge of Computer and internet- This is the main requirement for making money online because without this knowledge you can't think about earning online. Learning computer, it is not a hard think in the present world and you can learn it easily with some practice. Today, large numbers of people know to use computers and they are very well connected online. If you don't know computer, then do join a basic course for learning simple computer operations. After learning computer, it is important to have knowledge of the internet and how it works because our model of online earning depends on the internet. Today, you can learn about internet from a person in your family or locality because of its huge popularity in every part of the world. If you don't know internet, then don't worry, you also join a basic course for learning the internet. 

Writing, Skills, 2) Writing Skills- The better the writing skills you have better are the chances of your success in online earning business or venture because the main source of earnings in online business is content which is mostly in the form of short to long articles. So, you should be able to write good articles and many of them. To make online, you reach readers through your content. The better content you create, better are the chances of getting good readers. On average an average online earner creates at least three articles per day, which mean 90 articles a month. Here quality of articles is much important than the numbers of articles you write. If you create ten (10) articles daily, but with poor quality, then it will not do much benefit to you. Always remember that quality is much more important than quantity. Here is an example of a good article My Review - Zandu Pancharishta. A good article is one which provides all the information which a reader wants. When they find all the information in your article, then come back again and again to read more of your content. To become a Good Writer read - How to become a Good Writer?



Photography, Skills3) Photography- It is not a vital skill; however, knowledge of it can help you to increase your chances of online earning. Picture or images are able to attract online viewers much better than articles alone; therefore, articles with pictures perform much better than the simple articles online. Moreover, you can earn good money with the help of your good quality photographs and images. There are many sites which pay you money when someone downloads your pictures. Today, it is not a hard thing to get a good quality camera, so give wings to your imagination and take some good pictures. Simple Click-Click can make you rich or at least provide some profit. Here is example of my photography blogs photography.arvindkatoch.com and indianbirds.arvindkatoch.com. A picture alone can speak much louder than the words so you should never underestimate its potential. The potential of online earning with pictures (photography) is very wide and I will discuss it in detail. 


Graphics,
Simple Graphic

4) Simple Graphics- Initially, I had believed that creating good quality graphics is a hard thing and I will never be able to do so. However, it is very easy to create simple graphics and we can create simple graphics even in paint tool available in your computers with window operating system. Today, almost all photo editing tools allow you to make good graphics from the images. For online venture, we just need a simple graphic which is user-friendly and attracts their attention. Here is an example of my number one site for Hindi Thoughts which provide collection of 1000+ Hindi Thoughts hindithoughts.arvindkatoch.com. The sky is the limit for your imagination, you can use these simple graphic in many ways to increase your potential of earning. I will discuss this topic in detail because many things are required to be covered in it. 


Search Engine, Marketing
5) Knowledge of How Search Engines work- For working online, it is important to have basic knowledge of search engines like Google and how they work? These search engines are gateways which help readers to discover your content. When you make your content search engines friendly, then chances of discovery of your content increase many times. This knowledge is not a rocket science and we just need basic knowledge of what to do and what not to do? I will make you learn this knowledge step by step in next articles. 

Social Media Marketing 6) Knowledge of Social Media marketing- Some experts even believe that social media has grown much stronger than search engines because of their higher reach. I generate lots of visitors for my blogs and content from the social media because of the presence of millions of users of these platform. When you share your content on social media and people likes it or share it, then spreads like a wild fire reaching millions of readers. Here is an example of one of my Facebook pages for Hindi Thoughts fb.me/hindithoughts. This page helps me to generate many new visitors for my site. Social media marketing is easy and we can learn it with ease. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

How to find a Bank ATM near you with Google Search and Google Maps

After the decision of demonetization, the lines of people in front of banks and ATMs have become very long. Government of India is changing the present software at all ATMs at a fast speed so that ATM can start giving new currency notes. As per the news, 1250 ATMs have been already updated and they are giving new currency. We can hope that in the next two or three weeks situation will improve in all parts of India. 

To the help of Indians, Google has come forward and it has added "Find an ATM near you" button below the search button. You can press this button to find the ATMs near you. 


Google, ATM,

This feature works by finding the ATMs near your location and shows all results on your screen with locations of each ATM near you. 

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To find the ATMs near you, simply click or open this link on your mobile device - https://www.google.co.in/maps/search/atms+near+me/

For this feature to work best keep the GPS feature on in your device. This is a very useful feature in the present time because people are struggling to get required currency and many ATMs in India are non-functional. 

If you have Google Maps installed in mobile, then results will be shown in the Google Maps Application

Who is Sadhvi Deva Thakur? What is wrong with Today's Sadhu and Sadhvis?

Sadhvi Deva ThakurToday, Sadhiv Deva Thakur is absconding from the police because of the criminal cases registered against her and her six associates for firing in a marriage ceremony; and causing one death and critically injuring four others (including a 11 year old girl). As per the news total 30 shots were fired in the air by Sadhvi and her associates. It is banned  in India to open fire in public gathering because of chances of injury to people gathered at that event. 

Many such cases had happened in the past and many innocent people have lost their lives; however, this shameful act by a proclaimed Sadhvi and her associates is very terrifying and it looks that they have no fear of the law. It is very hard to believe that a Sadhvi and her associates can indulge in such acts. So far, it is under investigation that bullets from which gun caused the death and injury. 



Who is Sadhvi Deva Thakur- 

She is the director of the Deva India Foundation, Shri Mata Sundri Dham, Karnal and vice-president of All India Hindu Mahasabha. She lives in Karnal. She is single and her followers believe that she is today's Lakshmi Bhai. It is common to find her pictures posing with arms and there are many videos available online, where she can be seen with guns. She is a radical Hindu leader and she believes in Hindu Rashtra. 

Video of Sadhvi and Her Associated firing in Marriage Function-




In Indian culture, a person is called Sadhu, or Sadhvi when he or she shows a good conduct and causes no harm to anyone. However, today's Sadhus and Sadhvis are presenting very wrong examples in front of us. 

I hope that Police will soon arrest her and her associates so that we can hope for justice. 

Adidas Sneakers made from Ocean waste (trash) are a big Hit


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I always love to hear encouraging and positive news related to the environment.  Most of time, we hear the news, which are very disturbing and creates panic. Today, I decided to share this news with you all that the Addidas Sneakers shown above are made with the Ocean waste (trash). After seeing these sneakers, you will not find any compromise on the style, they are as good looking shoes as are the other new shoes. 

To create these sneakers, Adidas collaborated with an Ocean Conversation organization "Parley for the Ocean". Due to the constant dumping of plastic waste in the oceans, our oceans may not survive for long. Today, the time has come when we should work in this direction to clean our oceans from plastic and other waste. This is a very encouraging and motivating move by Adidas to bring such shoes in the market. 

Adidas, X, Parley,
Adidas X Parley Sneakers 

We can hope that in the future more industries will launch such innovative products which are stylish and simultaneously helping us to clean our environment. At present, these shoes were made in limited edition and in 2017, Adidas plans to make 1 million such shoes with the Parley Ocean plastic. The cost of these shoes is $ 200. If we want to see a cleaner world, then we need to focus on the recycled products so that we can decrease the ever increasing plastic waste from earth. 


Russia Withdraws from International Criminal Court (ICC)

Russia, Withdraws, International Criminal Court, ICC,


Today, Russia decided to quit ICC (International Criminal Court) based in the Hague, Netherland. This is a big setback to the UN and to all people looking for a single and powerful court for the whole world which has more powers than the individual nations. ICC came into existence 14 years back in 2002 and 124 countries have signed treaty to obey its rules. 

Russia said that in last 14 years, ICC has failed to fulfill its purpose with only four sentences and cost of maintaining it is very high (in billions). ICC is treated as the court of last resort and nations reach here with cases related to genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and war crimes. Russia was angry with ICC for its latest report on Crimea (a Ukrainian territory held by Russia from after the 2014 Ukrain-Rusia crisis). 

Russia claims that the majority of people of Crimea wants to remain with Russia and it is the people of Crimea who have separated from Ukrain. Rusia is also under pressure for its operations in Syria and few world leaders like French president Francois Hollande said that Russia should be tried in the ICC for its war crimes in Syria. 

 At this point, it is difficult to tell which side is correct; however, one thing is clear that this move of Russia will weaken the whole motive of ICC. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Who is Soman Gupta? Kya Sonam Gupta bewafa hai?





Today, in the time of social media, we get all kinds of information. Some information is fake like the Nano-chips in Rs 2000 Notes and some are motivated by self interest like the Sonam Gupta Bewafa hai; therefore, it become our duty to pick the right information and not spread the wrong information because it may hurt someone. After the currency crises, the most talked about topic on the social media is "Who is Sonam Gupta?" and "Kya Sonam Gupta Bewafa hai?" There are so many shares on this topic that Sonam Gupta name is trending in top 10 on most of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. 

This topic has become so hot on social media that few opportunistic people have created pages with this name. There are many girls and women in India with the name "Sonam Gupta" and No one, actually knows that which Sonam Gupta is mentioned on a 10 Rs note; however, the whole social media is busy talking about her. The whole story started a year ago with a 10 Rs note and "Sonam Gupta Bewafa hai" written on it. 



This topic again resurfaced with "Sonam Gupta Bewafa hai" written on the New 2000 Rs note. Below, the new Rs 2000 note, it was written that "Note chahe koi bhi ho Sonam Gupta Bewafa thi aur Bewafa rahegi". After this, we saw a flow of many such pictures of different currency notes on social media with the same message written on them. 

This whole matter looks to be the brain child of a person who wanted to malign a Sonam Gupta, who may have betrayed him; however, now this matter has crossed all limits because it is hurting millions of other Sonam Gupta, who are no way linked to this matter. There are reports of people unesserasy tagging all girls with the same name. 

In my opinion, it is time to come out of this hysteria and stop promoting or making such posts which hurts someone. By spreading such messages, we are creating the wrong image for all women with the name "Sonam Gupta". 

Reality of Nano-Chips in 2000 Rs New Indian Currency Notes

Nano-chips, Rs 2000, Notes.

From the first currency notes to the currency notes today we have, many things have changed. All governments around the world try to improve their currency notes so that no one can make the fake currency. This is also true for India; therefore, Government of India introduced new currency notes of Rs 2000 and Rs 500 notes after making old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes illegal from the midnight of 8 Nov, 2016. This move targeted at the black money holding in India, usually supported by most of the Indians. This news first shocked all Indians and created many rumors about the New Currency notes.

One of such rumor is about GPS trackable Nano-Chips in the Rs 2000 Notes. You can find many videos and reports on the social media about this topic. There are many videos on the YouTube where, they are actually showing you a chip inside the New Rs 2000 note. At the end, they are saying that it is for the fun and nothing else. 

I decided to further dig into this matter so that we can look into all the possibilities. I read about the possibilities in the nano technology. 


Is it possible to put GPS Trackable Nano-chips in Rs 2000 Notes? - 


My answer is Yes and No, there are already many such nano-chips developed around the world which we can't see with the naked eyes; however, they can be tracked through the satellites. 

However, there is no such information available that such technology can be used for currency notes. Moreover, if they use such technology, then they need to change the present note printing process so that they can put a Nano-chip in the Rs 2000 currency notes. Further, it needs a good amount of money to make all this work well. 

With millions of currency notes required to be printed, it looks difficult that the government of India may have put nano-chips inside Rs 2000 currency notes. 

These Rs 2000 new currency notes may have some advance features with the help of nanotechnology; however, we need to wait for some time to see what is stored in them. 

With the advancement in nanotechnology, the days are not far away when we will in reality see such features in currency notes. 

Will Nano-Chips be visible to naked eyes?


The biggest joke about Rs 2000 currency notes is that they contain an invisible chip and this chip become visible when we cool these Rs 2000 notes in freezer or put notes in a chemical liquid. 

There are many videos on the YouTube which are showing chips inside the Rs 2000 notes. With the size of a SIM card, these chips are shown in most of the videos. 

I want to confirm that all these videos are fake and they are either made for fun or with some other intention. 

Nanotechnology deals with things at a very small size not visible to naked eyes; therefore, if there is any nano-chip in a new Rs 2000 currency note; then, it can't be seen without a microscope. 

So don't worry and don't believe the videos showing visible Chips inside a currency note. 



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