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Why do we need a selfie?

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The evolution of cameras:

Long before people used to capture memories in their brains. Visited a new place? Jotted down a travel journal. Spotted a pretty girl? Penned down a poem. Something in the society irked the citizens? Articles in newspapers were printed. However no where there was any evidence of pictures. Then the camera was invented. It was an excellent way to freeze memories/evidences even though in black and white. Gradually the camera evolved. From bulky machine like structures with separate flash to smaller gadget like equipments. Then the colour film came and it was revolutionary. Now the memories captured seemed more beautiful than real time.
From one film one photo to 36 photos in a single film. And then the ultimate revolution. Digital cameras! There was absolutely no limit to the number of pictures you could click in one go and there was no need to print them! That is when people became obsessed with clicking as it didn't involve any expense apart from buying the ca…

Why are children more prone to Japanese Encephalitis virus?

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Since time immemorial, India had been known as the land of mosquitos. Although sad, but true. The reason is very simple..India's climate is very favourable for every kind of creature to survive...from humans to plants to animals to insects. We neither have harsh winters like that of Scandinavia nor scalding heat like Libya. So we are in fact blessed that we have a moderate climate. But with blessing comes bane too. Disease causing insects like mosquitoes are a part of our lives. Instead of cribbing, what we can do is that we can take utmost prevention and be healthy and hearty.

Being a father has taught me to be more responsible and protective of my family. Kids are more vulnerable to any type of disease and especially mosquito borne ones. They spend too much time outdoors and play in the bushes in the dark...which are swarming with mosquitoes. Also they are less aware how to ward them off or slap them so they are commonest victims of mosquito bites. So as a doctor and as well as a…

Its all about English Vinglish!

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So the late Sridevi could go to USA without any knowledge of English whatsoever (I am referring to the movie English Vinglish) but she could never have got PR without proving her flair for this foreign language! Just extrapolating the storyline 😅 If you have ever travelled abroad, especially Europe or South America or South East Asia, you must have faced language problem. We Indians used to have a notion earlier, that it's mandatory to be fluent in English in order to explore the world. However this concept is wrong as half of the world does not even speak English! In Europe, except for the United Kingdom and Switzerland, people hardly know English! Each nation has their own mother tongue and they are very happy in keeping themselves restricted to their culture. The situation is similar in South America as well as South East Asia. In all, there are only a very few English speaking nations in the world; the major ones being United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada and of co…

The world is a beautiful place!

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Broadly, travelers or tourists rather can be divided into two main categories. The vacationers and the real travelers. A vacationer looks for luxury at every corner. While a true traveler loves to navigate himself…whether be on foot or on a two wheeler. He does not believe in taking cabs or looking for comfort. I belong to the latter category.

Last to last year I went to Greece with my wife. Apart from Athens, we were supposed to explore two islands: Paros and Santorini. Paros is rather large while Santorini is small. However our itinerary was elsewise. We were just for a single day in Paros while we had 3 days in Santorini. And we had planned to explore both the islands on a two wheeler.

We had gone to Greece during its economic meltdown and I had underestimated their law. When I went to hire a scooty in Paros, they rejected me at first. Reason? My indecipherable driving license. Yes, my license was archaic. I had got it made during college time and at that period driving licenses wer…

Takeout from Amritsari Kitchen, Sector 63, Noida

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When you don't feel like cooking, takeout is the best option. I am a hardcore fan of Punjabi food and hence I decided to order from Amritsari kitchen. This place is quite near to my place and I received my order within half an hour. Here is what I ordered: Paneer Kulcha: Punjabi food is incomplete without kulcha and that explains my order. The size of the kulcha was nice and it was generously stuffed with paneer, herbs and spices. It was not too oily (which is great) and was delicious. It was served with chhole which was nice and a great chutney. The chutney was sour and very flavourful. Lassi: I also ordered lassi to go with the kulchha and it was nothing less than wonderful. It was sweet and creamy and refreshing. Although people who do not have a sweet tooth may not like it. The cost was around 175 for all the above.




Pahmos Cafe opens in Indirapuram Habitat Centre

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Casual cafes are always my favourite. And when they happen to serve cuisines like Italian, continental and chineses, they become my 'The Fav'!