Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 a year to remember..2016 a year to get together..!!

2015, you were just amazing.
Every year has it's ups and downs, highs and lows but in the end if things settle down as you wanted then that's the joy of life.

In a bachelor's life there are 4 important things -:

I have placed all of them at spot one as none of them is less important to me than other.
So let's see how the year unfolded.

January brought lot of happiness in our family as my brother and sister-in-law were blessed with a baby boy.
Finally my tag of being the youngest in the family was taken away and I was damn happy.
After he came in our lives all those family tensions and grudges just vanished away.
His smile was enough for everyone to forget their high raised egos and melt down the anger in our hearts. January he will be a year old and I just pray to god to shower more happiness in my family through that pious soul.

Love always comes with pain, is an old saying which is so true.
I have never heard a love story where there was no pain, suffering and anger.
Well actually this emotions are good because they make you realize the importance of your partner in your life and also make you a good human being.
2015 brought us closer than ever, made us realize how deeply we loved each other and that we wanted to live the rest of our lives together. I miss you everyday, every minute. every second.
Long distance relationships are difficult but I am really blessed to have a partner like you who has shown so much understanding and patience. I love you from the bottom of my heart for that and promise to give you all that happiness, love, care, affection and protection which you deserved.

US calling in the month of July though a bit late but finally gave some feathers to my career.
Onsite dream is a dream of every IT guy and mines was finally fulfilled in 2015.

Blogging is my passion and it has given me identify , love of my life, adventures, new experiences, travel opportunities and also money.
It was 2015 when I also accomplished another milestone of my life, i.e. of being a writer. Thanks to Shades Publication for the great opportunity.
2015 was definitely a fantastic year for my blogging aspirations giving them new wings to fly.
It meet new people, connected with fellow bloggers, made good friends, got more respect, love and appreciation as a blogger. Free goodies, invitations to launch events, brand collaborations and a 2 day luxurious trip to GOA are just the add ons.

2015 was amazing, thanks to my family, my love, my friends, fellow bloggers and each & everyone who played a part to make me a better human being.

2016 you me ready because I am gonna be more awesome..;)

Wish you and your family a very happy, rocking, crazy and prosperous new year..!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Travel social networking app - TraveLibro

A new buzz in Travel App Industry
Are you the one who prefers to go off the beaten track and find something new with every destination.

Do you love to cherish and share your travel experiences with family, friends and fellow travelers?
Are you looking for an app where you can plan, experience, share and cherish your travel memories all under one roof?
Here is what you should try, TraveLibro the first out-and-out travel social networking app that is sure to make you a seasoned pocket traveler!

About TraveLibro
Founded in 2014, TraveLibro strives to cater to a travellers’ past, present and future travel experiences. The world-class platform not only helps travelers to connect with friends, fellow travelers & travel agents but also provides niche itineraries along with well researched information on must do's, hotels and restaurants for about 1200 destinations. This information is integrated with a ‘‘Pre-Plan your Next Holiday" feature which allows users to plan their next dream holiday in a few simple steps.  The USP of the app is the ‘ON THE GO’ feature which automatically tracks the user’s journey and allows friends travelling together to post moments in a shared timeline. The ‘Travel Diary’ consists of a Personal Travel Map, an interactive Travel Tracker, a Bucket List and a Timeline of past vacations. The portal currently has 1200 destinations, over 10,000 hotels, more than 35,000 restaurants and over 3000 itineraries listed.

Why TravelLibro
TraveLibro uniquely combines social media with tourism industry, making it a hub for the travellers to share and carve out their adventures. It makes the travelling process easier by listing information on over 100 countries with top must-do’s, itineraries, best travel agents and hotel & restaurant recommendations on over 1200 destinations for every kind of traveller: backpackers, on-budget trotters, family vacationers, honeymooners, etc. As a user, it allows you to upload and share itineraries, pictures, videos, travel stories and also publish your journeys live, via our app. TraveLibro makes the world of travellers smaller by bringing them together, only to show how large it truly is.

Meet the Chairman & MD
Monish Shah is the chairman and managing director of TraveLibro that was founded in 2014.
Prior to TraveLibro, Monish worked as the Vice President of Equity Trading in Global Equities at DB Centre Pvt. Ltd. The idea of TraveLibro germinated while Monish perceived a gap in the travel market when he was researching destinations for his own honeymoon.
He has about 8 years of experience in both India and the United Kingdom assuming roles in verticals such as Investment Banking, Finance and Global Markets.
Monish holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from University of Mumbai and has completed a Masters in Science from the ICMA Centre, University of Reading.
He is also an enthusiastic traveler and it was a blend of his personal experiences and the curiosity to turn the corners of the world inside-out that sparked the idea of TraveLibro.

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Future of Wind Energy in India - Windergy India

Energy requirements in India
India is the second most populous country in the world and also it is the fourth largest energy consumer. The exponential growth in the rate of energy consumption is the main cause of energy shortage, as well as energy resources depletion in India.

Electricity shortage is one of the biggest energy problems India is facing today. Still a large chunk of it's population has no access to the modern energy services.
Also India is the second most fastest growing economy in the world and to sustain the economic growth there is a need of continuous supply of energy which places a huge demand on it's energy resources.

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How to solve India's energy problems
There is a huge gap between India's demand and supply of energy which can be only fulfilled by increasing the energy sources. Non-renewable sources of energy are limited and depleting at a great pace so the need of the hour is to utilize renewable sources of energy.
The advantages of moving towards renewable sources of energy are
1. Indigenous in nature
2. Low generation cost
3. No pollution
4. Surplus availability

The major sources of renewable energy are
1. Wind Energy
2. Solar Energy
3. Small Hydro Power
4. Biomass Power

Among all the four Wind Energy is the best solution, lets see how.

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Advantages of Wind Energy
1. It is a clean sources of energy unlike biomass energy.
2. Wind is a domestic source of energy which is in abundant supply.
3. It is the lowest priced renewable energy and hence cost effective.
4. Building a turbine doesn't occupy much land space.

Wind Energy in India
Wind energy program was commenced in India during 1983-84 and in the last few years it has increased rapidly. India stands fifth in the installed capacity of wind energy in the world.
Also India has a vast coastline which is a good source of fresh wind.
There are high number of wind farms in India mainly located in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
The major source of wind energy in India are
a. Offshore Wind Turbines
b. Highway Windmill


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Windergy India
Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association has launched Windergy India – a unique digital platform to create awareness about the Wind Energy sector in India. Windergy India, is slated to be the voice of the Wind Energy industry.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has set ambitious targets for the Wind Energy sector. As the sector aims to reach 60,000 MW capacities, it needs the support of the government.

Windergy India aims to create wider public awareness on the benefits of wind energy, and the sectors efforts in India. Its mission to develop recommendation for Wind Energy among the general public.

Towards this, we have set up our presence on social media platforms. We are also developing a website, and working on a series of campaigns to help spread awareness about the benefits of wind energy as a viable solution to India's energy crisis and its impact on global warming and climate change.

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Future of Wind Energy in India
India has set a target of achieving overall wind energy installed capacity of 27,300 MW by 2017

and 38,500 MW by 2022. But the bad thing is Indian wind industry has slowed in growth.
To increase the power and energy by wind we need to change the old turbine with the new modern ones, the process is called repowering.

In the current time the Indian wind energy market is going through a new revolution with more investments done in this sector. Suzlon energy has emerged out as the biggest player in this sector.

There are few challenges in the way but can be resolved easily -:
1. Good wind sites are at remote location, far from cities where electricity is need the most.
    But we have transmission lines through which electricity can be brought the cities easily.
2. The turbines cause some noise pollution but that is bearable as compared to the pollution caused
    by conventional power plants.

Future and development of India depends upon many factors: one of them is being self dependent for its energy demands.
Wind energy is a great source to fulfill India’s energy needs as well as develop its economy.
Many research and development centers should be opened for further enhancement and progress of wind  power. Subject related to wind power technology and other renewable energy technologies must  be  introduced in colleges and schools to get more young minds into this field.

Right now India is headed towards a slower energy production rate but if it wants to meet it's visionary energy installed capacity targets there is a need to enhance production & utilization of renewable energies among which wind energy holds the most importance.

Watch very knowledgeable videos created by Windergy India here

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A photo tour - Disney Magic Kingdom - Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland was the last themed land that we visited in Magic Kingdom.
As the name suggests it features attractions which depict views of the future and how things will take shape in the coming years.

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We started my trip of Tomorrowland with Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin.
The ride is based on the movie, Toy Story 2.

It is a shooting ride where guests are made to sit in a vehicle having capacity of 2 and provided with laser guns. There is also a joystick in the vehicle which provides 360 degree rotation.
Various targets carrying different points show up during the ride which have to be hit by the laser gun. At the end of the ride a digital score flashes on the screen. I was able to earn 25,000 points making me a Planetary Pilot :)

Next in line was Space Mountain, an indoor outer space themed roller coaster.
The ride happens in dark with lot of ups & downs, twists & turns.
Overall it is a nice experience.

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, was our next attraction.
The guests are made to sit in hall which moves from one phase of time to another. The attraction shows the technological advances made during 20th century through an American family.

"There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow", song is played after each shift of time phase.
It was ok types, nothing that great.

Our last attraction for the day was PeopleMover, a ride which takes the guests on a tour of various attractions in Tomorrowland.
It was a good 10 minutes ride where we were able to relax a bit.

As we were short of time so we couldn't cover the remaining attractions which are as below

In Autopia we drive specially designed cars in an enclosed area.

Astro Orbitor is a rock spinner attraction in which there are 12 planet shaped containers in which guests are made to sit. These containers are attached to a central tower shaped structure and spin round and round. The ascent and descent of the container can be controlled by the guests with a control stick.

Stitch's Great Escape! is an attraction which is high on special effects.
Guests are made to sit in a round theatre starring the Little Alien from Disney's animated comedy Lilo & Stitch. The show is know for usage of laser cannons, light effects, smoke and hydraulic pumps.

The last attraction , Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor is a digital puppetry show.

It was an epic time exploring the attractions of Magic Kingdom. Anyone who loves creativity, innovation and has an anxiety to explore new things should definitely visit it once in their lifetime.

Monday, December 28, 2015

A photo tour - Disney Magic Kingdom - Fantasyland

Fantasyland is probably the most happening themed land of Magic Kingdom.
It stands at the top of the chart based on quantity as well as quality of attractions.
The main attraction of magic kingdom, Cinderella's Castle is also part of Fantasyland.

Lets move on the most creative and beautiful attraction among all,  "It's a Small World".
It is a ride which features over 300 very attractive dolls depicting different cultures around the world.
The message of peace and unity given through this attraction is just commendable.

Next in line is equally beautiful and creative attraction , The little mermaid : Ariel's Undersea Adventure.
This ride beautifully portrays the animated film, "The Little Mermaid".
Also as I have grown up seeing the cartoon that used to feature Ariel and Sebastian so I was more keen and excited to board the ride.
We were made to sit in a large & colorful clamshell which rotates in sync with whatever is happening around us.
I really loved the efforts that had been put in to create such a charming and innovative concept.

The creativity and awesomeness is not over yet as we have another beautiful attraction, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
This ride portrays the movie, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in a very animatic and newflanged way.

So guys if you love animation, creativity and amazing sound effects, definitely go for the above 3 attractions.

Now lets move on to some rollercoaster rides.

The best attraction to try in this segment is the steel roller coaster ride, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
The ride is based on the movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
I didn't try this ride as I was out of time but heard that it is definitely good.

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The Brainstormer is a junior roller coaster ride which is located in the Storybook Circus section of Fantasyland. I think it is for children.

Other Attractions

If you are interested in to watch a 4D movie, you can go for Mickey's PhilharMagic.
As I had seen lot of 4D movies in past so I didn't devote my time for it.

Peter Pan's flight is another animated ride , themed on disney's movie Peter Pan.
Though I didn't had time to try it time time but I would definitely explore it in my next visit.

Mad Tea Party is a spinning tea cup ride.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel & Dumbo the Flying Elephant are carousel-style rides for children.

I will crown Fantasyland as the best themed land of Magic Kingdom.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

A photo tour - Disney Magic Kingdom - Liberty Square

After covering almost all the fronts in Frontierland it was time to check out the next themed land, Liberty Square.
This themed land is exclusive to the Magic Kingdom.

Attractions include replica of Liberty Bell & Liberty Tree, Hall of Presidents, Liberty Belle Riverboat and Haunted Mansion.

As we were out of time so we decided to go for the best attraction of all, The Haunted Mansion.
We were excited to see how different it was, as normally I found such attractions very boring.
As the Haunted Mansion was huge, so I was looking forward to see a lot of things happening inside.
As we entered the mansion we were taken to a room were a ghost voice welcomed us in a mocking manner. The door was closed by itself.
There were scary paintings all over the room. Also the lights were going on and off. There was a time when the room actually stretched vertically. The audio effects were awesome.
Suddenly the wall in front of us opened and we were ushered to the entrance hall.

One by one black carriages or doombuggies emerges out of the dark which was so creative.
I loved the way those buggies were built.
For the next 15 minutes we were taken on a tour of the haunted mansion on those buggies.
The best thing about them was they used to rotate in sync with whatever was happening around us.

To be very frank I was not at all disappointed after I reached the exit.
I will not disclose what happened for those 15 minutes as it will kill the suspense.
Overall it is definitely a must try attraction.

Hall of presidents as the name suggests sounded nothing interesting so we didn't go for it.

If you have time, definitely try Liberty Belle Riverboat which provides excellent views of the artificial river built in Frontierland known as Rivers of America and also Tom Sawyer Island.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A photo tour - Disney Magic Kingdom - Frontierland

After having lots of adventure in adventureland it was time to step into the next themed land, Frontierland.

The best way to start exploring a new themed land is by trying it's major attraction, which here is Splash Mountain. As the name suggests you are going to experience a splash in a pond of water.

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At the starting you are made to sit in a log which can accommodate 8 people, seated 2 in a row.
The log ascends at the top of the hill which is around 50 foot high and then descends down at a 45 degree angle into the pool of water. During the ascend the story of a restless Br'er Rabbit leaving home and being pursued by Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear is being portrayed.

Second major attraction of Frontierland is Big Thunder Mountain railroad.
It is a mine train roller coaster. The track is built around the rocks in a way that appears very natural & original. The ride takes place completely in the sagging, rotting tunnels of the mountain.
It is completely a thrilling experience. But don't waste time in the queue if the wait time is more than 45 minutes as there are better attractions in Magic Kingdom to cover.

Tom Sawyer Island is the next attraction to experience if you have ample time.
It doesn't have much to see, just some caves, a wooden bridge and some climbing and scenic opportunities.

The last 2 attractions, Country Bear Jamboree and Walt Disney World Railroad are ok types.
Country bear jamboree hosts bears playing country music and World Railroad is the train tour around the entire magic kingdom. I didn't try both of them as I was short of time.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

25th December - A special day in my life

25th December might just be Christmas for you but for me this day is very special.

It had been 2 years,
a rollercoaster ride.
There were lots of up & downs,
but our love never died.

It was my first time in church
and I only prayed for us.
I was selfish in front of god,
as I wanted our love to grow at XL plus plus.

We had our crazy fights, mad love
and moments of silence.
Our starting was a bit rough,
but with time we became an unbreakable alliance.

Respect, loyalty & truthfulness,
were the foundation of our love.
But at times misunderstandings took centre stage,
giving our actual foundation a hefty shove.

Joy, fear, surprise, anger, happiness, love, confusion, relaxation,
hope & togetherness, I have experienced all emotions with you.
Now I just want to live a life,
where whatever I do, I do it with you.

God definitely has some plans for us,
though I am not fully aware of them.
But in every situation I will always pray for your happiness & success,
because you are my most precious gem.

I was alone, in the wait for the right person in my life.
It was Dec 25th, 2013 when you walked in and filled that place.
Since then I became complete. 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A photo tour - Disney Magic Kingdom - Adventureland

Adventureland, the second themed land of Magic Kingdom has 4 major attractions to cover.

To start with is the Swiss Family Treehouse. The tree is 60 feet tall and 90 feet wide. Everything on the treehouse appears to be real and unique. Once you reach at the top, the view of Magic kingdom is just awesome.

Next in line is the Jungle Cruise which I would rank as the top attraction of Adventureland.
You seat in a boat which takes you for a ride in the Jungle. The best part is you actually feel that you have entered a jungle and everything around is so natural and real. Right from waterfalls, tribal people, animals enjoying in their natural habitat, especially the baby elephants shooting water at us.
And last but not the least our Jungle Cruise guide was very energetic and funny which doubled our fun.

After exploring the jungle it was time to meet some pirates and hence we headed towards the second best attraction of Adventureland, Pirates of the Caribbean, which is also a ride.
Whatever you have seen in the movie, everything will appear to be in real here. Mermaids, skeletons of dead pirates, wrecked ships, different sounds from the movie and at the last, Jack Sparrow sitting in his room will refresh your memories.

The last major attraction of Adventureland is Enchanted Tiki room.
Here there is big hall for you to sit and enjoy the presentation which features a cast of over 150 talking, singing and dancing birds, flowers, magic fountains, tiki poles and drummers.

The whole atmosphere is so lively, beautiful and a pleasure to your eyes.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A photo tour - Disney Magic Kingdom - Main Street, USA

As we enter the magic kingdom the opening themed land is . Main Street, USA.
Though there are no major attractions in this themed land but it is known for some amazing parades, main street electrical parade being the most popular of all.

As the park is huge and has lot of attractions to cover, don't devote much of your time at Main Street. You can visit Emporium which carries a wide variety of disney souvenirs and paintings.
Also don't forget to get yourself clicked with "Sharing the Magic Statue" of Roy O. Disney sitting with Minnie Mouse.

As we walk a little more, the magnificent, beautiful and splendiferous , castle of dreams, Cinderella Castle stands at the end of the Main Street.

In the next post I will take you through the awesome attractions of Adventureland.