List of Alternatives for Plastic

List of alternatives for Plastic Items

Tamilnadu Government banned Plastic based items. Many other states are already banned plastic items. Now I found people are searching for Altenative items for plastic. Here is a List of Alternatives for Plastic Items.

  • Plantain leaves, Areca nut plates
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Paper Roll
  • Lotus Leaves
  • Glass
  • Metal Tumblers
  • Bamboo
  • Wooden Products
  • Paper Straw
  • Clothe Bags
  • Paper Bags Jute Bags

The main sector where you can find more plastic usage is Hotels. There they are using Plastic Item for packing food items Instead of Plastic plates you can use the plates made of Plantain Leaves and Areca nut Plates for packing food items and serving foods in hotels

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List of Alternatives for Plastic Items

Types of Plastic items which are banned in Tamilnadu

Types of Plastic items which are banned in Tamilnadu.,Tamilnadu government has announced Certain type of plastic usage is banned in Tamilnadu. Buying and using those types of Products are banned in Tamilnadu. As a result of the ban, the following products will be banned from January 1, 2019:

1. Food processing and packing plastic used in hotels.

2. Plastic sheets used for table mats and tablecloths.

3. Thermocol plates used for serving food.

4. Plastic coated paper plates.

5. Plastic bags used for gifting during special occasions.

6. Plastic coated tumblers used in TASMAC, small vendors, serving coffee, tea, water on occasions.

7. One-time usable plastic coffee and tea cups used in shops and homes.

8. Normal plastic made tumblers in commercial use.

9. Thermocol tumblers and cups.

10. Plastic coated paper bags which is used in shops for packing products for the buyers.

11. Water packets selling by small vendors around Tamil Nadu.

12. Plastic straws used for serving cold drinks, milkshakes in shops, theatres and hotels.

13. Plastic carry bags used for everyday usage by people.

14. Plastic printed flags in sale in shops.

Few Plastics which are excluded from this ban are Plastic cases containing milk, curd, oil and biodegradable plastics and packaging plastics like water bottle from big firms by the government.

Please avoid plastic usage and save the environment.

IPL Auction 2019: List of Players who are Sold for more than 1 Crore

List of Players who are Sold for more than a Crore.

  1. Unadkat – Team Rajasthan Royals (RR)  –  Price – Rs 11.5 crore
  2. Jaydev Unadkat – Team Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Price – Rs 8.4 crore
  3. Sam Curran – Team Kings  Eleven  Punjab (KIXP) –  Price  –  7.2 Crore
  4. Brathwaite – Team KKR  — Price –  5 Crore
  5. Axar  Patel  – Team DC – Price – 5 Crore
  6. Mohit Sharma  – Team CSK – Price – 5 Crore
  7. Shimron Hetmyer – Team RCB – Price – 4.2 Crore
  8. Nicholas Pooram – Team Kings  Eleven  Punjab (KIXP) –  Price 4.2 Crore
  9. Akshdeep Nath – Team RCB –  Price 3.6 Crore
  10. Yuvraj Sing  –  Team  –  Mumbai Indians MI – Price 1  Crore
2019 New Year Resolutions for Digital Marketing Professionals

Top 10 New Year Resolutions for Digital Marketing Professionals in 2019

These are top ten new year resolutions for digital marketing professionals. Each year goes by faster than we expect. It is only natural that we get lost with the routine grind and deviating from our new year resolutions somewhere in the middle of the year. In 2019, let’s stick to the end with our resolutions and professional objectives to grow and thrive as a Digital Marketer.

  1. Scaling your Customer Experience Scores to newer benchmarks

90% of CMOs worldwide believe that delivering ultimate customer experiences, not only good for the customer but also for the company. Almost all recent research studies have consistently reported Customer Experience is the key to business success going forward. Regardless of the nature or size of the business, delivering superior Customer Experience is the biggest differentiator that can attract, convert and retain customers. If your business can benefit from Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) or any other form of experiential marketing methods, make sure to give them a try. So, if you are a Digital Marketer of a B2C or B2B business, start specialising yourself with Customer Experience (CX) Management.

  1. Gaining Industry Business Domain Knowledge

Ever since Marketing has gone largely Digital, there has been an illusion that if someone simply gets the know-how of handling digital marketing, advertising and analytics tools, they are doing a great job in Digital Marketing. That’s actually not the case. Marketing remains the same. Sure, Digital Marketing benefits in terms of reach, repeatability, measurability, cost-effectiveness and other factors. But having a great understanding of clients’ business model. The applicability of digital marketing techniques and the methodical applications vary for several unique businesses. What works for a clothing company need not work for a garment company. So, delve deep into knowing client’s business niche and the subtle nuances needed to deliver actual value.

  1. Master and apply Digital Marketing Technology Tool skillsets

You might have come acrossScott Brinker’s Marketing Technology Landscape Infographic 2018. I don’t need to caution you anymore about familiarizing with as many as digital marketing tools within your forte. Marketing Function is perhaps the one that has adopted technology automation to the largest and it seems to be exponentially expanding. Don’t just use technology to improve business operations, also explore technologies to woo your customers.

  1. Progress with that Mobile Centric SEO

If Mobile traffic has not been observed growing steadily on your Google Analytics device category report, then there is fundamentally wrong with your digital strategy. Forget mobile compatibility, mobile performance. The importance of Mobile Centric SEO and Mobile Friendliness Score of your websites and apps have been emphasized a lot in recent Google Search Algorithm updates. Enable “Mobile-First Index” on your Google Analytics. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) readiness is often quoted as becoming a de-facto standard to rank better. Hybrid and Progressive Web Apps have their own advantages too. From optimizing content, site structure, to design and media, Mobile SEO is something you might want to focus a lot in 2019.

  1. Ensure Website Security and Customer Data

The emphasize on protecting websites and apps from intruder attacks, data theft, hacking attempts have never been this high. Google through Google Chrome Browser has already been marketing websites and apps as not-secure if they haven’t installed HTTPS – Secure Premium SSL Certificates. Free SSL certificates are a great starting point for static informative websites. If your site or app deals with any money transactions or storing sensitive customer data, then go for Premium SSL Certificates without thinking twice. The damaging effect of getting marked as not-secure once on SEO will take several months to repair and regain rankings.

  1. Staying clear from GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation actions

Though this GDPR regulation was introduced mainly to regulate businesses in collecting, storing and using customers personal information. This is all about increasing public trust and confidence to sustain consumers long term interest with digitally enabled businesses. We have seen already examples of legal actions, penalties levied against businesses that are non-compliance with GDPR. With businesses operating online consumers can buy your products and services from anywhere. So, your business might also need to understand GDPR regulations and implement corrective actions as suggested. Spruce-up your privacy policies, terms and conditions, disclaimers and cookie policy content and stay transparent with your customers.

  1. Implement a contextual, relevant Content Marketing Strategy

Narrow down your entire focus on context and relevance to the users. Create a new content marketing strategy based on your audience profiles, priorities, demographics, interests, responses and past interaction patterns to your content. Make sure to enable and leverage “Google Analytics Search Console” functionality to start understanding what your customers have been exploring on your website and focus more on their usage behavior. Build content around what has worked really well. More than paid marketing initiatives that offer max returns in short time frame, work on a longer, liveable organic content marketing strategy that is entirely built on relevance.

  1. Optimizing sites and apps for Voice Search

20% of all Google Search is voice search already. This number is projected to grow to 50% by 2020. Learn how you need to prepare your business for this paradigm shift. Hence understand customers search patterns, especially voice search patterns and see if your existing content gets mapped to related voice search queries. You might also take help from information technology in preparing for voice search. Google also has been insisting on re-imagining content in the form of directly conversing with customers and not with help of push advertising media.

  1. Protecting brand image with Online Reputation Management (ORM)

Digital Technologies and Social platforms have fast emerged. But ill-mannered consumers, venomous competitors and even trespassers can simply damage a brand’s online reputation for petty issues. Social platforms are vulnerable. Businesses don’t have enough manpower to take care online reputation against targeted attacks. Social Listening and Social Sentiment Analysis tools based on Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are there to help us out in such pressing situations. Stay alert, get notified on any negative reviews, and act fast before it reaches to larger audiences.

  1. Video Content Strategy is for everyone

This is a no-brainer for those who understand the value of video content. If your business hasn’t leveraged video content for educating customers, attracting them, promoting offerings and engaging them online, then it hasn’t been growing the way it is supposed to be. Identify and publicize your internal champions and engage with customers, influencers through video to build real credibility. There is nothing like watching a 3-minute video than consuming pages of whitepapers or case studies. Live Video is another method where your business can engage with customers in real time.

However difficult it turns out to be, let’s get it going with our personal growth plans and objectives with these new year resolutions. What’s in your list? Join in me in comments below.

2019 Holiday Calendar India List of Holidays India

2019 Holiday Calendar India – List of Government and Regional Holidays

New Year 2019 comes with regular set of Government Holidays and Regional Holidays. Holidays are great way to celebrate life, remember legends, spend time with family, get a  balance in our routine lives amidst busy lives.

List of Government Holidays 2019

Holiday Names Holiday Dates Day of the Week
New Year’s Day 1 January 2019 Tuesday
Makara Sankranti 14 January 2019 Monday
Pongal 15 January 2019 Tuesday
Republic Day 26 January 2019 Saturday
Maha Shivratri 04 March 2019 Monday
Holi – Dolyatra – Hazarat Ali’s Birthday 21 March 2019 Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti 17 April 2019 Wednesday
Good Friday 19 April 2019 Friday
Buddha Purnima 18 May 2019 Saturday
Id-ul-Fitr 05 June 2019 Wednesday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) 12 August 2019 Monday
Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan 15 August 2019 Thursday
Janmashtami 24 August 2019 Saturday
Muharram 10 September 2019 Tuesday
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 02 October 2019 Wednesday
Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi) 08 October 2019 Tuesday
Diwali / Naraka Chaturdasi 27 October 2019 Sunday
Milad-un-Nabi – Prohphet Muhammad’s Birthday – ID-E-Milad 10 November 2019 Sunday
Guru Nanak’s Birthday 12 November 2019 Tuesday
Christmas Day 25 December 2019 Wednesday


Download – List of Government Holidays 2019

List of Regional Holidays 2019

The Regional Holidays are declared for certain states of our country where such days are more relevant than across the nation.

Holiday Names Holiday Dates Day of the Week
New Year’s Day 2 January 2019 Wednesday
Missionary Day 11 January 2019 Friday
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 12 January 2019 Saturday
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 13 January 2019 Sunday
Lohri 13 January 2019 Sunday
Makara Sankranti 14 January 2019 Monday
Pongal 15 January 2019 Tuesday
Magh Bihu 15 January 2019 Tuesday
Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami 10 February 2019 Sunday
Guru Ravidas’s Birthday | Shivaji Jayanti 19 February 2019 Tuesday
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti 01 March 2019 Friday
Holika Dahan 20 March 2019 Wednesday
Holi – Dolyatra – Hazarat Ali’s Birthday 21 March 2019 Thursday
Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand 6 April 2019 Saturday
Good Friday 19 April 2019 Friday
Ram Navami (Smarta) 13 April 2019 Saturday
Vaisakhi/Vishu/Mesadi 14 April 2019 Sunday
Vaisakhadi / Bahag Bihu 15 April 2019 Monday
Easter Sunday 21 April 2019 Sunday
Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday 09 May 2019 Thursday
Buddha Purnima 18 May 2019 Saturday
Jamat-Ul-Vida 31 May 2019 Friday
Rath Yatra 4 July 2019 Thursday
Raksha Bandhan 15 August 2019 Thursday
Parsi New Year’s day / Nauraj 17 August 2019 Saturday
Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi 02 September 2019 Monday
Onam or Thiru Onam Day 11 September 2019 Wednesday
Muharram 10 September 2019 Tuesday
Dussehra (Maha Saptami) 05 October 2019 Saturday
Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) 06 October 2019 Sunday
Dussehra (Maha Navmi) 07 October 2019 Monday
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday 13 October 2019 Sunday
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) 17 October 2019 Thursday
Govardhan Puja 28 October 2019 Monday
Bhai Duj 29 October 2019 Tuesday
Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) 2 November 2019 Saturday
Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day 24 November 2019 Sunday
Christmas Eve 24 December 2019 Tuesday


Use the above official Government Holidays and Regional Holidays to plan your New Year 2019 Leaves better. Wishing you a prosperous happy new year.

Start every day in 2019 with Positive Vibes using Doodle Monk’s Desk Calendar 2019

Indian Wedding Marriage Indian Shaadi Bride and Groom

10 Unique Secrets Embedded in Indian Arranged Marriage Traditions

This post largely relates to Indian Arranged Marriages conducted as per traditions of The Hindu Religion.

10 Marriage Matching Compatibility

As per The Hindu Religion, to get married a couple must have mutual compatibility in at least 10 matching aspects. They are called 10 Poruthams of Indian Marriage. These 10 Matches (poruthams) are Dinam, Ganam, Yoni, Rasi, Rasiyathipathi, Rajju, Vedha, Vasiya, Mahendhram, Stree Deergam, Vethai. The astrologer or Vedic pundit examines the astrology record of bride and groom, finds the compatibility and discusses this with parents of the couple. When a man and woman who have at least 8 matches compatibility, the parents agree to go ahead and conduct the marriage ceremony.

9 Planets and their Planetary Positions

assorted planet decorOne of the other checkpoints for fixing the wedding day is based on the planetary positions as per Hindu Astrology. There are auspicious months in a year to get married. Then there are auspicious days in such months and auspicious hours to tied the knot. This will vary for people with different astro profiles. Indian astrology system is based on blended understanding of scientific and religious principles. Many families take the Vedic astrology very much seriously and follow them to the core. They may even postpone the wedding for months or even years if the astrologer recommends to do so.

8 Directions, Relatives invited from

After a formal meet between the two families to decide upon the marriage ceremony, both the families will invite their relatives from all the 8 directions. At least anywhere between 500 to 2500 or even more number of relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances are invited for the engagement ceremony and wedding ceremony to bless the couple. For at least the nearest and dearest of relatives and friends, the parents of the two families will go in person to invite for the wedding ceremony.

7 Swaras of Music

Music is an integral part of Indian weddings. Culturally, Indian Weddings will have traditional music close to their religions or geography played. In India, Music is considered to be given by the Gods themselves. Music connects religions and develops strong ties during worships and attain emotional and spiritual heights. Indian Carnatic Music has 7 Swaras as their base and foundation for the whole music. The seven Swaras are shadja, rishabha, gandhara, madhyama, panchama, dhaivata and nishada and their shortened form is Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni.

6 Tastes of Food

According to Hinduism, there are 6 tastes. These are Sweet, Sour, Salt, Bitter, Pungent, Astringent. Indian foods are well-known across the world for their balance of tastes, spices and health. According to different states and regional practices, the foods served in the wedding ceremony differ entirely. However, the wedding ceremony feast will definitely have these 6 sweets covered as part of the menu. Basic principle is that the food must be complete and holistic to be served to the relatives come for the wedding.

5 Forces of Nature

Indian Shaadi Homam fire Ritual
Indian Shaadi Homam fire Ritual

Water, Soil, Air, Fire and Aakash (sky) – are the five forces of Nature according to Indian Beliefs. We believe that everything in the world is made of different combinations of these 5 forces of nature. These beliefs are scientifically proved to be true as well. Indians have understood these principles of nature thousands of years back and have constantly preached to next generation people. To respect the 5 forces of nature, Indian weddings have different practices followed during the marriage ceremony.

4 Vedas Blessings

As per The Hindu religion, there are 4 Vedas. Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana. Each of these vedas were offered for different aspects of life. To live a holistic and fulfilled life, a Hindu must read, understand and lead a life as per these 4 Vedas. Mantras or verses from these vedas are chanted during the wedding ceremony by Vedic pundits. The chanting of these Vedic mantras is to get blessings from the 4 Vedas. The belief is that the couple is expected to lead a life as per the Vedas and they get needed blessings and support from the Vedas.

3 Knots on Mangal Sutra

In a Hindu Wedding, the Groom ties 3 Knots in the Mangal Sutra around the Bride’s neck. Each knot means something and has deeper meanings and secret messages to the couple. There are many ways the three knots are being interpreted. Knot 1 symbolizes the union and commitment of the couple. Knot 2 is to ensure the union and commitment of the two families. Knot 3 is to get an assurance from the groom’s family to ensure the bride’s well-being. One other variation to interpret the meaning of three knots of mangal sutra is First knot is the groom’s promise to the bride that he takes her as the soul partner for the rest of his life. (Manasa – consciously, Vaacha (expressing orally), Karmena (actions and deed). Also as per few traditions, Indian married women change their Mangal Sutra every year and get a new one tied. These habits constantly remind them of the core values of Indian Wedding.

2 Souls and their lifetime bond

Indian Bride Groom Wedding
Indian Bride Groom Wedding

Ultimately the marriage is between two souls that come from different families, different culture, different rituals, geographies that decide to become one. The marriage is an ultimate institution that unites not only just the two souls but also two families and their extended family members. So necessary arrangements are made to make sure the bride and groom understand each other and successfully become one and unite two families to have joyful life.

1 United for Life

Marriage is a life time bond created that unites the bride and groom. Indian arranged marriages generally go by these practices and many more to make sure the wedding couple lives a joyful life in the society.

Given the 1000s of years of historic beliefs and real-life examples, countless stories we hear around there are both concurrence and disbeliefs in these systems. But for sure, these beliefs have tied up the family bonding in India for so many centennials.

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Indian Celebrity Couple Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone

10 Hottest Indian Celebrity Couples and their Marriages

Well not all, but many Indian fans are super crazy about Celebrities and they are loyal fans of their celebrities. Fans like to know what’s happening in celebrity lives and simply they wish the best for their celebrities. In a celebrity life too, Marriages are the biggest moments of celebration. The celebration and happiness is multiplied many times when two celebrities get married.

Let’s take a look at India’s most powerful Indian Celebrity Couples.

  1. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

Indian Celebrity Couple Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone
Indian Celebrity Couple Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone marriage in 2018. They are the talk of the nation in the month of November 2018. The press revolves around every small opportunity to get a single click of the celebrity couple. It’s so disappointing for the fans and press people that the Ranveer and Deepika Wedding took place in Italy. Ranveer and Deepika marriage Photos are in hot search in Google Right now. They are now the hottest celebrity couple in Bollywood. There is a hashtag #DeepVeer going viral right now with more than 26 lakhs likes on their initial wedding photos in the internet.

  1. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Marriage Wedding Pics
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Marriage Wedding Pics

The Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Wedding came after many years of dating, engagement and courtship. Virat and Anushka marriage is a super dhamakha as the couple comes from two most happening industries in India. Cricket and Bollywood. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma too tied the knot in Italy in December 2017. The fans and press people are behind this couple for news, gossips from every public and private occasion they are paying visits to.


  1. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Wedding Marriage Pics
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Wedding Marriage Pics

Star Celebrities Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were the most hottest celebrity couples during 2007. It is surreal even now that the world’s envy beautiful Aishwarya Rai and India’s Biggest star Amitabh Bachchan’s Son Abhishek Bachchan, again a Bollywood heartthrob decided to marry in Mumbai in front of the biggest celebrity crowd in India. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Raigot engaged in the month of January 2007 and got married in April 2007. To the dismay of haters and gossip lovers, the Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Raicouple in 2018 celebrated their 11thyear wedding anniversary.

  1. Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan

Shahrukh Khan Gauri Khan Wedding Marriage Pics
Shahrukh Khan Gauri Khan Wedding Marriage Pics

One of the most loved celebrity couples in India,Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan recently celebrated their 27thanniversary with 3 children. Shahrukh Khan is the Bollywood super star and Gauri Khan too was an film industry person with Interior Designing as her passion. Later years she also started producing Bollywood movies. The couple did go through lot of ups and downs but still held on to their marriage promise and live like an example to many couples in India. Now that their children are grown, each one of them are picking up their passion and taking their career seriously.

  1. Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh Genelia Dsouza Wedding Marriage Pics
Riteish Deshmukh Genelia Dsouza Wedding Marriage Pics

Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza marriage came as a surprise for many fans in 2012. Ritesh and Genelia met in the year 2003 itself and went on with their career by gradually becoming friends and then dates and finally as a couple. Their wedding is a picturesque one with two most beautiful photographic faces and that united two families from different religion and caste. Genelia D’Souza is a Mangalorean Catholic whereas Riteish Deshmukh is a Maharashtrian Hindu. The wedding took place in Mumbai itself. The wedding was attended by key celebrities from Bollywood and Indian politics circle. The couple now has 2 sons.

  1. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

Akshay Kumar Twinkle Khanna Wedding Marriage Pics
Akshay Kumar Twinkle Khanna Wedding Marriage Pics

Akshay Kumar is one of a self-made super star in Bollywood from no background to the cinema world. He is charmful, a lover boy and a martial arts specialist who began his career with humble professions. Soon recognized and loved by the audience he was fondly called as “Khiladi”.His Talent and hardwork made him as one of the longest reining superstars of Bollywood. Twinkle Khanna on the other hand has a background to cinema world. She is the daughter of Dimple Kapadia. She was getting a film career entry. They met in a public photoshoot session and soon expressed their love and the rest is history. The successful couple got married in the year 2001.

  1. MS.Dhoni and Sakshi Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sakshi Singh Wedding Marriage Pics
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sakshi Singh Wedding Marriage Pics

Cricket Superstar Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Singh love story is well known. It has even come as a Movie Dhoni. Mr. Cool, Mahi, MS and there are so many cool names Dhoni has earned for himself out of respect and his humble personality. Sakshi too instantly won the hearts of cricket loving fans with her innocent beauty and charming personality. Such a pleasant personalities both of them. The couple kept their relationship private for a long time and finally announced about their marriage. MS Dhoni and Sakshi Dhoni got married in the year 2010 near Dehradun and they now have a beautiful daughter.

  1. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

Saif Ali Khan Kareena Kapoor Wedding Marriage Pics
Saif Ali Khan Kareena Kapoor Wedding Marriage Pics

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are again one of the hottest and most influential couples of Bollywood. Both actors have their own fan followings in millions. Saif Ali Khan Pataudi hails from one of the richest navab families in India. His dad is such a influential personality in the field of cricket, cinema and politics too. Saif Ali Khan from his young age maintained his fitness and started gaining a name for himself in Acting too. Both in action and in comedy themes, the actor shined a lot. Kareena Kapoor needs no introductions as well. She is from the famous Kapoor Family of Bollywood. They met in studios during 2003 for shooting and fell in love during 2008 and finally got married in 2012. They welcomed their son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi in 2016 with some controversy around his name citing historical relevance.

  1. Ajay Devgan and Kajol

Kajol Ajay Devgan Wedding Marriage Pics
Kajol Ajay Devgan Wedding Marriage Pics

Kajol was and still is a heartthrob to many Bollywood fans. Her marriage to Ajay Devgan came quite as a surprise in 1999. The couple is successful in their careers and stand strong after 2 decades of married life. They have a daughter and son. Ajay Devgan had humble success in the beginning of his career and later he proved persistent and proved himself with many successful movies in lead roles. He started producing films and came out with even bolder hits year after year. The couple still is being loved and respected for their successful career and love life.

  1. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

Aamir Khan Kiran Rao Wedding Marriage Pics
Aamir Khan Kiran Rao Wedding Marriage Pics

Aamir Khan and Kiran Roa is another celebrity couple that we all love for their straight forward, honest relationships and open talks about their feelings and expressions with a care towards overall well-being of the society. Aamir Khan is the perfectionist, the star who took Bollywood for getting nominated in Oscars. Aamir Khan met Kiran Rao who was an assistant director during 2001 and finally they both took enough time to understand each other and got married in the year 2005. They have a cute son named Azad Rao Khan named after Indian freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kamal Azad. It is a complete family with lot of maturity, discipline and dedication to their passions.

Doordarshan Old Logo DD Television Series TV Serials

Ten Popular Doordarshan Television Series telecasted during 1980s and 1990s

How can one forget golden era of Doordarshan Television Channel in India? If you are a 1980s or 1990s Kid, you would definitely remember mega hit television serials telecasted on Doordarshan TV Channel. Let me rekindle your memory to travel through the golden days of Doordarshan with their Ten Popular Doordarshan Television Series telecasted during 1980s and 1990s.

Doordarshan was started in 1959 in New Delhi and carry a long legacy. Today the state-run company runs 34 channels covering many regional languages.

Before the Sunday starts, I guess the first song played by Doordarshan is “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara”.

  1. Rangoli, 1989

Rangoli Doordarshan
Rangoli Doordarshan

How can one forget eagerly waiting for the Sunday morning program first thing for watching Rangoli and the costume of beautiful Hema Malini. The program is a musical television series where the Host will present in a nice cultural ambience and background music presents top musical film hit songs during the season. Hema Malini’s costume and the way she delivered the presentation made her so popular in each corner of the Nation.

  1. Ramayan

Ramayan Doordarshan TV Serial
Ramayan Doordarshan TV Serial

The Lord Rama was made even more popular and likable for many Indians regardless or religion, casteism, geography or family deity by this very Doordarshan Television serial. Directed by Ramanand Sagar, this mega hit Doordarshan TV Serial ran for 78 plus weeks. What one can remember was the unbiased story told by the team. More than that, the Cast of Ramayan Doordarshan TV Serial. We can’t forget such faces and their diligent acting. Even after many modern day Ramayan Serial Versions, the original cast of Doordarshan Ramayan TV Serial still win our hearts without any second thoughts.

  1. Vikram Aur Beetaal, 1998

Vikram Aur Betaal Doordarshan TV Serial
Vikram Aur Betaal Doordarshan TV Serial

Vikram Aur Betaal was another mega hit Indian Mythology television series on the stories of King Vikram and the Vetala. Aired with 29 episodes, each week’s episode starts with a twist and ends with another twist leaving the audience to wait for next week episode with lot of anxiety. The actor Arun Govil acted for King Vikramaditya and Actor Sajjan acted as Betaal. Their combination was such a hit. Each episode taught us all a moral value to instill in us.

  1. Mahabharat, 1988

Mahabharat Doordarshan TV Serial
Mahabharat Doordarshan TV Serial

Right after the epic DD TV serial Ramayan got over, another Guinness Record winning Doordarshan TV Serial was introduced on Mahabharat. Mahabharat told us finer details of story of Mahabharat and the family feud between the Pandava princes and the Kaurava kings. Lord Krishna preaching, and famous tricks played were very well enacted to win our hearts forever. The animation in 1988 was still great and very much trendy to make us believe in aerial warfare, missile and different asthras.

5. Surabhi 1990

Surabhi Doordarshan TV Serial
Surabhi Doordarshan TV Serial

One of the first popular and lengthy cultural magazine show aired in 1990s. Surabhi won our hearts forever. The show ran for 9 seasons and 415 episodes. The program was such a hit that both the hosts Renuka Shahane and Siddharth Kak became national identities. This show involved audience participation by writing and reading out letters, quiz programs. The show received 1.4 million letters from audiencs across the Nation and appeared in Limca book of records.

  1. He Man and the Masters of Universe, 1983

HE Man and the Masters of Universe
HE Man and the Masters of Universe

Perhaps the first external super hero we are all exposed from an Indian scenario, He Man is the most Powerful man in the Universe and he saves planet Eternia and protects the secret of Castle Grayskull. The action hero raises his sword towards sky to get electrified power and he becomes unstoppable for evil forces. He along with his friends fights the evil Skelator.

  1. Spider Man, 1994

Spider Man Doordarshan TV Serial
Spider Man Doordarshan TV Serial

The Animated Television Series is based on the Marvel Comics SpiderMan, originally an American TV Series. The most thing you like about Spider Man TV Serial is the opening promo video. Peter Parker is the Spider Man who gains super power by an accident and he starts using the power to save the people from his super villains. In between he also struggles in expressing his love for Mary Jane Watson. This animated version of Spider Man was telecasted on Sunday evenings in the 1980s. Later the inspiration was made as full-featured movies.

  1. Alif Laila, 1993

Alif Laila Doordarshan TV Serial
Alif Laila Doordarshan TV Serial

International famed Arabian Nights or One Thousand and One Nights is the base for this Indian Doordarshan TV Serial Alif Laila. The show is another hit that it ran for 260 episodes.Alif Laila was the winner of the Most Outstanding T.V. Serial award by the India Cine-goers Academy. The introduction music is still memorable. The legacy of the Arabian Nights told in the form of exciting, enthralling stories, packed with great morals, amazing characters, accompanied by flying carpets, magic lamps, fairies and more.

  1. Chanakya

Chanakya Doordarshan TV Serial
Chanakya Doordarshan TV Serial

This is a historical television drama produced, directed and casted by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and ran for 47 episodes. The TV series focused on telling us the life of Theorist Chanakya (VishnuGupta). Chanakya was also the royal advisor of King Chandragupta Maurya whose preachings are being considered as political advices that rulers should follow in order to offer peace and lead a rightful rule to the people of the kingdom. The series have won 5 Uptron Awards. It was hailed as one of the milestone of Indian Televison. The moral values and authentic story telling from this historical drama is still praised by Indian television audience.

  1. Chandrakanta

Chandrakanta Doordarshan TV Serial
Chandrakanta Doordarshan TV Serial

Chandrakanta is an Indian fantasy television series based on the Devaki Nandan Khatri’s novel ChandraKanta. Aired between years 1994 and 1996 the TV Series was created, written, produced, and directed by Nirja Guleri. The show was also run on Star Plus and Sony Entertainment Television in later years.

Honorable Mentions:

Every audience may have their own taste and likes. The above ten serials are famous based on my preferences. There were many other Doordarshan TV serials and TV programs that were so popular. Like,

Jungle book, Tipu Sultan, Sindbad, Star Trek, Circus, Fauji, Ghutan, IndraDhanush, Buniyaad ShaktiMaan, and many more. What did I miss? Join me in comments with your favorite Indian Television Serials from the past.


Top Ten Cities in India by GDP Contribution

India is the seventh largest country in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the world with value of $2.611 trillion. With an average economic growth of 7 percent annually in the last decade. Indian Cities currently add up to 61% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is expected to touch 70 per cent by end of the next decade 2030.

Here is the list of top Ten Indian Cities by of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

  1. Mumbai

Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a cosmopolitan metropolis. It is the financial and commercial capital of India. Mumbai is Located in the west cost of India, it houses all the major conglomerate of India like reliance industries, Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group. All the major financial institution like Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

  • GDP – $330 billion
  • State – Maharashtra
  • Area – 603.4 km2
  • Literacy – 90.28%
  • Sex ratio – 852
  1. Delhi

Delhi is the capital and the second largest city of India with a population of 19000000 people.Delhi is one of the major administrative and industrial hub of India, it is home to a wide range of industries like banking, IT, Textiles and lot more

  • GDP – $293.6 billion
  • Delhi is neither a State, nor a Union Territory formally called as formally known as National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  • Area – 1,484 km²
  • Literacy – 86.34%
  • Sex ratio – 875
  1. Kolkata

Kolkata formerly called as Calcutta is the capital of West Bengal. It was the previous capital of India during the British period in India 1773–1911. Kolkata has large a textile industry and it is upcoming manufacturing hub of India.

  • GDP – $150.1 billion
  • State – West Bengal
  • Area – 205 km²
  • Literacy – 87.14%
  • Sex ratio – 899
  1. Bengaluru

Bengaluru formerly called as Bangalore and it is the capital of Karnataka state. Bengaluru is called as the silicon valley of India, all of the major Tech and IT Services Company has its presence in Bengaluru. It is one of the large cosmopolitan metropolis of India.

  • GDP – $110 billion
  • State – Karnataka
  • Area – 709 km²
  • Literacy – 89%
  • Sex ratio- 914
  1. Chennai

Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India. It is called as Detroit of India because it’s the largest automobile manufacturing hub of India. It is also one of the major IT hubs of India.

  • GDP – $91 billion
  • State –Tamil Nadu
  • Area – 1,189 km²
  • Literacy – 90.33%
  • Sex ratio -986
  1. Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of Indian states Telangana and Andhra Pradesh located along the along the banks of the Musi River. It is a major pharmaceutical and IT hub of India, Global Tech companies like Google and Microsoft has development centers in Hyderabad.

  • GDP – $75.2 billion
  • State – Telangana
  • Area – 650 km²
  • Literacy – 87.14%
  • Sex ratio – 899
  1. Pune

Pune is the second largest city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra Located at the junction of the Mula and Mutha rivers. Formerly called Poona. It one of the major Information Technology (IT) and Educational hub of India.

  • GDP – $69.2 billion
  • State – Maharashtra
  • Area – 333 km²
  • Literacy -91.61%
  • Sex ratio – 945
  1. Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the largest city in the Indian sate Gujarat and former capital located along the Sabarmati River.Ahmadabad is one of the Trading and industrial hub in India. It is major manufacturer of textile and second largest producer of cotton India.

  • GDP – $68 billion
  • State – Gujarat
  • Area – 464.16 km2
  • Literacy – 89.62%
  • Sex ratio – 897
  1. Surat

Surat is one of the large city in Gujarat state located along the bank of river Tapi. It is popular for textiles and diamonds. It is called as the diamondcity of the world because more than 90 percent of the world’s diamonds are polished in surat.

  • GDP – $59.8 billion
  • State – Gujarat
  • Area – 326.5 km²
  • Literacy – 89.03%
  • Sex ratio- 758
  1. Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh on the Bay of Bengal. It is a Major ship building and industrial hub of India. It one of the 13 major ports of India and second largest ports in terms of cargo handled.

  • GDP – $43.5 billion
  • State – Andhra Pradesh
  • Area – 682 km²
  • Literacy – 82.66%
  • Sex ratio- 877

These are the cities of India that contribute a lot to our GDP and thereby act like economic spokes of our Nation. The above information is gathered as of October 2018.


Ten best Information Technology Software Products from India

India is a big name when it comes to Information Technology Industry. Not only for their IT Outsourcing services business, but also for the many market-leading products it has launched over the years. Here are some of the 10 best information technology / software products from India.

Finacle Core Banking Management Suite

Finacle is a Core banking software platform built by one of the World’s largest Information Technology companies Infosys, that initially catered to retail banking, wealth management, CRM and other core banking automation requirements. Later the platform built several suite of products for serving the complete banking transformation for 21st century. Today, Finacle is being used by Banks in more than 100 Countries serving more than billion banking consumers worldwide. Infosys’ Finacle was positioned as Gartner’s Magic Quadrant in the Leader category, marking the product’s position as a clear Leader in modern banking solutions.

Tally Accounting and Tally ERP

Tally Accounting is a financial accounting software and Tally ERP is an Enterprise Wide Resource Planning Software platform developed by Tally Solutions in India. Headquartered in Bangalore, India the company has been long existing from 1986 and still thriving amidst global competition. The company has more than 1 Million paying customers as on 2016. The secret behind the success of this product and company is fast catching up with emerging regulations like Quarterly filing reports and Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance etc.

Zoho – Zoho One

Zoho One is another prideful identity of Indian Software Products Industry. Founded in 1996, the company has so evolved and today focuses on delivering Business productivity platforms. Starting with CRM, the company has fast branched into marketing automation systems, productivity office suite tools and today rolling out Internet of Things (IOT) Management platforms. The company is fast spreading across Global destinations and today they have about 7000 employees working across 7 countries.

Flipkart E-commerce Portal

Flipkart need not get any introduction. It has become an everyday affair among modern online retail customers. The company and its’ e-commerce platform are one of the e-Commerce identities for Indian Retail Industry. Often compared or referred to compete with the world Leaders Walmart’s, Amazon and Target Corporations in India, the company attracted an 77% controlling stake by Walmart for a whopping $16Billion USD in 2018. Flipkart has got the global attention as it was one of the largest acquisitions in terms of acquisition and market valuation in India. For 2017, the company has 20000 employees and a revenue of $2.8 Billion USD.

BankBazaar Platform

BankBazaar is the face of Indian online financial market place. The Chennai based company disrupted the traditional banking services industry and paved way for online services of selling banking financial products for customers. The company enabled customers to compare unique features of financial products from different banking companies and helped them take maximum value out of their investment. The company’s main competition is PolicyBazaar which originally focused on selling life insurances. The team has over 1700 members and reported a revenue of around INR 75 Crores in 2017.

Redbus Bus-Ticketing Software is the market leader in India for booking buses from one city to another. The company. Over 8 Million Indians actively book bus tickets on Redbus. The company has fast expanded roots to other countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru and Colombia.

The company claims that it has sold over 75 Million online bus tickets so far, serving across 8000 routes and 2300 bus operators. The platform is super friendly and has Mobile apps for all devices. The offers from financial companies and travel operators add to the advantage of RedBus booking platform.

Subex – Telecom Analytics Solution

Subex is the Software identity for Indian Technology Industry’s excellence in the Telecom industry. Founded by Subash Menon on 1992 to cater Business Support Systems,  optimization systems, to deliver seamless telecom services to global customers. Today, Subex is clearly a world leader in Telecom analytics solutions provider for global telecom companies. The company serves over 200 telecom providers across 70 countries of the world and 16 of the top 20 wireless operators and 26 of the World’s biggest 50 Telecom service providers. The company is headquartered in Bangalore and has 860 employees and has $57.6 Million USD as Annual Revenue.

InMobi – Mobile Advertising and Analytics

InMobi is an Indian origin company and today, it is a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers. The platform enables consumers to discover new products and services by providing contextual, relevant, and curated recommendations on mobile apps and devices.

The company was founded in 2007 and has a workforce more than 1500 employees worldwide. Their platform’s advantage is that they started tackling Mobile Industry when it was just booming. Today InMobi has grown has started acquiring potential companies that value add InMobi’s product portfolio in one of the most happening segments.

FusionCharts – Interactive Javascript Chart Libraries

FusionCharts is a global identity for interactive charts to use within high-performing applications. Started in 2002, FusionCharts has been downloaded over 1.4 million times by 750,000 developers worldwide. ‘By developers, for developers’ is our mission statement, where our teams are focused on making developers’ life joyful, while helping the world communicate and understand data effectively. The company has more than 28000 customers across 118 countries. The company has been

FreshWorks – Freshworks 360

Freshworks was earlier Freshdesk one of the world’s successful help desk ticketing management software. The company is headquartered in Chennai and has got many firsts in it’s success timeline. The company today has a suite of business productivity tools. Today the company has more than $100 Million USD Revenue and has secured multi-million dollar investments for ambitious growth plans.

There are so many other successful IT / Software products out of India. We shall look at them in another blog post soon.