5 essential steps to lose weight

How often do you hear this? “Hey! I have put on weight, what should i do?”. Some people diet for whole day without having anything heavy but end of the day hey feel so hungry, that they end up eating almost everything!!
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Yes, this is the reality of today’s life. We need to change it, if we really want to loose some pounds.
Lets see, what can we do.

1. Meditation

Meditation-MelodramaBelieve me. It does work. Meditation keeps your BMR (basal metabolic rate) low. This means the extra calories intake by your body reduces.

2. Reduce The Number of Go-to’s

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Your craving for all kinds of food could be your biggest roadblock when it comes to losing weight. How easy is it to stop yourself from buying a doughnut each time you pass the bakery shop with the fine aromas floating around? With regular meditation, it can be slightly easier.

Meditation increases awareness so that you become more watchful of your food habits. The next time you stretch out to grab a packet of chips or chocolates, you are immediately aware that it’s not going to help you reduce weight and you can substitute them with healthy alternatives. Also, over a period of time with regular meditation practice, you will find that your cravings have dropped. So you won’t be reaching for that bag of chips or cookies all that often.

3. Green Tea

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You must have heard it a number of times. And yes, Its absolutely true. Green tea instead of regular tea works wonder. Try it.

4. Love Veggies

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Anytime you want to have a Donut or chocolate, just remind youself that you love veggies only. 1 Donut= 1 pound extra weight. Do you really want donut now??

5. Sun Salutation (Surya Namskara)

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Yes, this one and you are done. each round of sun salutation you will do; each pound from your body will go.

These are few simple things, which will become your part of life in few days.

You gonna love your body soon.

 

All the best, and do remember, today is the best day to start. Good Luck!!

The great Indian contradictions

The great Indian contradictions

India, Where every one wants his country to succeed, but no one wants their neighbor’s success. Here are a few other popular Indian contradictions..

 

Irony is when People kill their own girls in womb and seek out neighbor’s girls for ‘Kanya Puja’!!!

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You have to look both ways to cross a one-way road.

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Parents want their children to stand out in a crowd but expect them to do what the crowd is doing.

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The Hindus have to prove that they are secular, while the Muslims have to prove that they are patriotic.

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Everyone’s in a hurry, but no one reaches on time.

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In India YOU do not cast your vote, you vote YOUR caste.

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Where  education loan has higher interest rate than car loan.

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You can’t be a peon in any organization without 8th pass but you can be Chief Minister / Prime-minister / President of our country without any education, even with a proven criminal track-record. .

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Students with 45% get in elite institutions thru quota system and those with 90% get out because of merit.

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We live in a system where people who post on social media gets imprisoned while the rapists and murderers roam freely.

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Do You find any great indian contradiction? Share it with us.

Calvin and Hobbes – Keep it Simple Silly

Calvin and Hobbes – Keep it Simple Silly

Calvin & Hobbes is a comic series created by Bill Watterson. Calvin is a 6 year old child, who imagine about a Tiger named Hobbes is real and his best friend. He is remarkably funny at moments.

While Justifying his pleasure cum secret of low grades

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Sometimes too innocent,
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Or sometimes at top of his wits!
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Being smart is just usual for him.
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Defining procrastination in most humble way
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Well, He make valid points most times..
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Long live Bill Watterson, the creator!
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Success – Definition from the successful persons

Success – Definition from the successful persons

Success is often overrated. A collection of quotes from successful persons of our generation, defining success.

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You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple, right?

– Will Smith

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“The moment you realize that everything in the world around you was built by people who were no smarter than you, you become an element of change yourself…you can change anything”

– Steve Jobs

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“I start early, and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.”

-Lionel Messi

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“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

– J.K Rowling

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The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

Felix Baumgartner(First person to break sound barrier)

How do you define success!

India ki Kahani, Amul ki Zubani (Part 2)

India ki Kahani, Amul ki Zubani (Part 2)

This post is 2nd part of India ki kahani Amul ki Zubani. Link to Part 1.

Some love him! Some hate him! But ‘O Guru’, his commentary will always stay with us. Tussi Great ho Siddhu Paaji!!!

2001 August - On Sidhu's colourful style of cricket commentary (1)

In Kamzor Kadi Kaun, Neena Gupta’s sarcasm was something new for the country. If you didn’t like it, ‘Aap Jaa Sakte Hain, Namaskar!!!!’2001 December - On the new game show being aired on Star Plus

In May 2001, when the ‘Monkeyman’ hysteria gripped residents of Delhi and surrounding areas2001 May - On the Monkeyman hysteria gripping residents of Delhi and surrounding areas

When the Indian Airlines Mumbai-Delhi flight was hijacked in October 20012001 October - The recent hijack hoax on the Mumbai-Delhi flight

Censor chief Anupam Kher implemented the new censorship guideline extended to video remixes. No more ‘Kaanta Laga’ and ‘Chadhti Jawani’2003 - Censor chief Anupam Kher implementing the new censorship guideline extended to video remixes

On the unprecedented heavy rains flooding Mumbai causing loss of lives and havoc to people, their homes and properties2005 August - On the unprecedented heavy rains flooding Mumbai causing loss of lives and havoc to people, their homes & properties

In 2005, there was a public row between Indian cricket captain Mr. Sourav Ganguly and coach Mr. Greg Chappell. Sad times for Indian Cricket!!!2005 October - Public row between Indian cricket captain Mr. Sourav Ganguly and coach Mr. Greg Chappell

On the proposal seeking increase of reservation quotas for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Universities and premium institutions like IIMs & IITs

2006 April - On the proposal seeking increase of reservation quotas for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Universities and premium institutions like IIMs & IITs

On six-year-old boy named ‘Prince’ successfully rescued by Indian Army from 60 foot pit after 50 hours in which he accidently fell while playing near his house in Kurukshetra – Haryana State. Indians were introduced to many new technologies like CCTV!2006 July - On six-year-old boy named 'Prince' successfully rescued by Indian Army from 60 foot pit after 50 hours in which he accidently fell while playing near his house in Kurukshetra - Haryana State

Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh was found guilty of uttering offensive (abusive) words ‘teri maa ki…’ in his native language to Australian Cricketer Andrew Symonds. ‘Maa ki’ is not racism Symonds!!!2008 February - Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh guilty of uttering offensive (abusive) words ‘teri maa ki…’ in his native language to Australian Cricketer Andrew Symonds

Relived the days of Wrestling! Thanks to ‘The Great Khali’ a.k.a. Dalip Singh Rana!10X20 Taaja Maal

In September 2008, financial crisis hits USA – the so called land of opportunities!10X20 Taaja Maal

Rs. 7,000 Cr. scam at Satyam Computer Services10X20 Taaja Maal

A drought ended after 28 years. India won the World Cup again after 28 years.2011 April - India wins the Cricket World Cup

One of the most controversial cartoons by Amul. Rahul Gandhi being referred to as a baby. Spot on Amul!!!2011 April - Popular youth leader being addressed as an 'Amul Baby'

Tendulkar or Ten*TenDulkar!!! Congratulations Sachin for completing Hundred International Centuries2012 March - Hundred Centuries by Sachin Tendulkar

In August 2013, Rupee falls to all time low against the dollar2013 August - Rupee falls to all time low against the dollar

With moist eyes, we bid you Farewell Sachin!! Cricket became a game of mortals when you retired!2013 November - Sachin's final test match

So, Abki Baar Modi Sarkaar! Ache Din aane wale hain! All seems to have worked out. A government with a clear majority! Good days ahead??2014 May - New era in Indian politics

In the end, how can we forget Kejriwal. He refused to pay bail bond! 2014 May - Kejriwal refuses to pay bail bond

Let’s see what is lined up next!

India ki Kahani, Amul ki Zubani (Part 1)

India ki Kahani, Amul ki Zubani (Part 1)

Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of ‘White Revolution’ truly designed the makeover of Indian industry. Founding Amul, the utterly butterly delicious brand, he ended up the milk deficiency of the country. But there’s something else that Amul has provided us, its brand mascot – Amul Girl.

The hand-drawn cartoon of a young, chubby Indian girl dressed in a polka dotted frock with blue hair and a half pony tied up has always been in limelight for coming up with humorous yet heart touching content.

From Bollywood to Cricket, Indian Politics to World Economy, all the news makers and famous personalities have featured in one or the other advertisements of Amul.

Though marred by various controversies, Amul advertisements are commenting on various events of national or political importance since 1967. Here are a few of the Amul Advertisements that made into the news.

In 1976, it came up with a mockery of compulsory sterilization launched by government.

1976 - On compulsory sterilisation introduced during Indira Gandhi regime

Power cuts are an old story for the nation. Here’s a proof of that.

1982 - Electricity cut in force.

And the Godfather in 1982. Some offers just can’t be refused!!!1982 - Godfather

Devi Lal, Bajan Lal and Bansi Lal in a three cornered election in Haryana in 1986.1986 - Devi Lal, Bajan Lal and Bansi Lal in a three cornered election in Haryana

1987 – A comment on the film Shehenshah’ featuring Amul Butter and Amitabh Bachchan
1987 - A comment on the film Shehenshah' featuring Amul Butter

This TV Serial was the reasons of sales of televisions in India and how could Amul miss paying its tribute. During the telecast of the serial – Ramayan
1987 - During the telecast of the serial - Ramayan

In 1987 on Pakistan’s Infiltration in India1987 - Pakistan's Infiltration in India

Supporting the IPKF efforts to bring peace in Sri Lanka in 19871987 - The IPKF efforts to bring peace in Sri Lanka

The political crisis during the Gulf War in 1990.1990 - The political crisis during the Gulf War

Now you see it, now you don’t!!! The rapid change of Prime Ministers in the Country in 1990.1990 - The rapid change of Prime Ministers in the Country

There it comes! Our New Economic Policy!!! Finance Minister Manmohan Singh does a tightrope for his maiden budget.1991 - Finance Minister Manmohan Singh does a tightrope for his maiden budget

In 1991, when ‘The Mandal Commission’ raked up a lot of bitterness, as it was based on the caste system. Reservation in education, & employment was deemed as right for some
1991 - The Mandal Commission raked up a lot of bitterness, as it was based on the caste system. Reservation in education, & employment was deemed as right for some

Following in the footsteps of Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe, hazel-eyed, Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai wins the Miss World title in 1994.1994 - Following in the footsteps of Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe, hazel-eyed, Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai wins the Miss World title

On the search for notorious dacoit Veerappan1997 - On the search for notorious dacoit Veerappan

On the Kargil conflict in 19991999 - On the Kargil issue

On the lone success of Sachin Tendulkar, while his team-mates kept failing in 19991999 - On the lone success of Sachin Tendulkar, while his team-mates keep failing

To be continued…

What’s stopping you India?

What’s stopping you India?

Global India - Souce - Forbes

I have heard of talks of India becoming a developed country by 2020. I have seen speakers guaranteeing success of Indian firms in global markets. They have diversified opinions when it comes to reasons but the conclusion is same more or less. India as ‘Golden Bird’ again, that’s what we have always dreamt of, haven’t we?
But when carefully look at the current trends and statistics, picture isn’t that bright as it appears to be. When entering the global markets, we have limited number of success stories from our country. Though foreign investments have trebled from 2003 to 2012 but when it comes to meeting targets in the international markets, picture is not that bright! We have added cult brands like Jaguar Land Rover and Arcelor to our portfolio but haven’t been able to produce the desired results. Here are some reasons amongst many why Indian firms fail to perform overseas:

Narrow Focus

Thanks to cheap labor available in India, we know that we can become low cost providers to the world and we boast about it anywhere and everywhere. But the world doesn’t just care about low cost part only. Moreover, our focus is always on meeting the needs of the developed countries by providing them with cheaper products using frugal/reverse innovation but the larger section of the world i.e. developing nations go overlooked. These markets can readily accept Indian products given necessary modifications are made to meet their demands.

Attracting and Retaining Talent

We have premier institutes like IITs and IIMs well established in our country but somehow, Indian firms are not able to attract best talent from these institutes. High salary jobs are often provided by big consulting firms or top social networking firms and they lure away the best of Indian minds. Again the work culture in Indian firms somehow suites Indians only and other that’s why, Indian firms find it hard in retaining talent from other countries. When Tata acquired Jaguar Land Rover, Indian management commented that British workers are lazy! A big statement was made without understanding the cultural differences.

Understanding Cultural Differences

This brings me to another point. Our work culture is different from other countries. The problems arise when one is not ready to accept it. Lack of knowledge of these can be a major roadblock in the growth of any company. I still remember meeting one of Deloitte’s directors who mentioned it very bluntly “We Indian love to work our asses off”, a sharp statement to make but actually not false. What he added was, “Whether it’s required or not”. And then we expect others to do the same, and that’s what leads to problems.
One can follow a model like Infosys where the senior management from different countries spends time in Bangalore to understand Indian work culture in a better way. We’ll have to reciprocate in a similar fashion.

Environment! Patent! Regulations! Errrrr

One advantage of operating in developing countries is that the regulations are not very stringent. But you face problems entering the global markets because of these regulatory norms and legal concerns. Strong environmental policies become a must which may require overhaul of the entire functioning of a company.

Weak Brand

Indians have established themselves are code chefs, geeks and masterminds of the world who can troubleshoot your problems within no time but when it comes to the Indian organizations, they have failed to establish the brand globally. Brand recall will come later but firstly they’ll have to establish themselves so that people start recognizing these brands.