What is LUCK? – The Luck Factor

What is Luck? This is one of the most difficult questions to answer and even more difficult to understand. I was a believer of NO LUCK concept but then life started to unfold and I found that LUCK exists. But, what is luck? Is it just a probability of an event to occur or is it more than that? Is there a way we can use LUCK to our benefit?

There are loads of unanswered question when it comes to luck and in this article, I will try to approach it in a different manner. I would like to share my understanding of the LUCK FACTOR and will continuously experiment on it for its validity.

Do LUCK exists?

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I never believed anyone when they said that luck exists, maybe because of my Agnostic behavior. I asked for proofs. I was a firm believer who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God and LUCK is just like that. You cannot predict your future outcome and it’s just another name for probability or chance.

Something was wrong in the statement I made above and then I googled the meaning for both LUCK and CHANCE. I know google does not know everything but just to be clear I googled the meaning and to my surprise, it’s not same. You can see it for yourself. Then what is LUCK?

LUCK has more than one meaning in different context. If you are going to talk about luck in a prescriptive way then you will not believe in LUCK and will say that it’s just a name given to the probable outcome of some event which could be fortunate or unfortunate. But you see, it’s not that simple. Out of every 10 people you meet, you will find 8 of them who believes in luck. When asked they said – there are things that affect our life which we cannot control. Indeed it is….

What makes LUCK DISTINCT?

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You see luck has 3 aspects which makes it distinct from probability or change,

  1. Luck can be good or bad.
  2. Luck can be accident or chance.
  3. Luck applies to a sentient being.

These 3 aspects (described in Wikipedia) makes luck distinct. You see, LUCK always has a side attached to it, either it is good or bad. The main reason is that it depends on the 3rd aspect of it which states that it applies to a sentient being. Things which can feel or has a perspective. We discussed about the luck being accident or chance in the previous paragraph and we found that it’s neither. It’s just the events that take place in one’s life without him having control over it. For example, a person going to the ATM to take out money finds a 2000 Rs note on the road.

Is there a Way to Control THE LUCK FACTOR?

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If we will believe the wiki’s definition of luck with just these 3 aspects then NO there is no way we can have control over our luck. But what if there is another factor attached to it. The factor that governs people’s life. The factor that makes LUCK customizable like any other thing in the virtual world.

The 4th aspect

The 4th aspect to the Luck is – how well you Let Go Of Things. So, the four aspects will be:

  1. Luck can be good or bad.
  2. Luck can be accident or chance.
  3. Luck applies to a sentient being.
  4. Luck is how well you Let go of Things.

As soon as you stop attaching yourself to the outcome of some event, you start creating your own luck. At a given time, a person’s mind can only focus on one thing. Human mind is the greatest most powerful thing in this universe. We have given the power to manipulate our nature in the way we want it to be. The only thing we need to learn is to control it.

If you stop attaching yourself to the outcome of some event it would mean that you have Let Go of That Event from your life. Letting go of the things doesn’t mean that you become careless towards it but it means to detach yourself from it. It is only when you detach yourself to some event or thing, you get the power to control it. The power which makes you great, the power Great Steve Job possessed. You simply have to detach yourself from the outcome of the event and attach yourself from its doing. Just by making this subtle change you will possess the power to control each and every aspect of your life. Here is a simple example –

Event: Campus Selection
Thousands of student prepare for this event but only the lucky few gets selected. Who are these lucky few.

These lucky few are the one’s who actually prepared for the event but not the outcome. You see there are two type of students among these thousand.

Type 1: These students thinks about the stuff which may come in the exam.

Type 2: These students prepare for the stuff irrespective of what is going to come in the exam.

You are intelligent enough to find out which student have more CHANCE or PROBABILITY getting selected.

Care to share your definition of LUCK, just comment below and let me know what you think…

And as always,
Be my aficionado 🙂.

Top 5 Best Pendrives in India

Pendrives has been a lot more than just a storage device. Tech Enthusiast who have a niche for storage devices has also been collecting it. In this article, I will list down Top 5 pendrives that will boost your performance and also help you in places where others cannot (with their speed and reliability).

Here are the slideshows of the pendrives, Scroll down to get the description…

#1 Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive

This is a beautiful pendrive build by Sandisk. It gives you a blazing fast transfer speed upto 80 mbps which makes it perfect for the use of storing HD movies, operating systems, softwares which needs to run directly from the pendrive etc… It will give you performance without the cost of reliability.

From the Manufacturer

Move Files Quickly with Faster Transfer Speeds

With transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s2 the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive reduces the time you’ll spend waiting for files to move from the flash drive to your computer. Enabled for USB 3.0, this fast drive lets you transfer and store large files up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 drives.

High-Capacity Drive Accommodates Large Files

Offered in capacities up to 256GB the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive can hold all your favorite media and important documents, including high-resolution photos, MP3s, movies, presentations, and graphic files.

Stylish, Portable Design

With its sleek black design, the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive is as stylish as it is practical. This compact and portable drive can easily travel with you in a pocket or handbag.

SanDisk SecureAccess Software Keeps Files Private

The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive includes SanDisk SecureAccess software, which lets you set up a password-protected private folder on your drive.4 Your files will be secured with 128-bit AES encryption to help keep them confidential, even when sharing the drive with others.

Warranty

The SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive is backed by a five-year limited warranty.

From the user:

First and foremost I trust SanDisk.

I was looking for a new USB drive of higher capacity and with a good Cut-Copy-Paste speed. I bought my new laptop from Amazon a few months back and as it has USB 3.0 port I opted for a USB 3.0 pendrive. This pendrive comes SanDisk secureaccess which encrypts your pendrive with a password and you can only open it and view by logging in the password which you have set ( using the software).

Now lets come to the design. The design of the pendrive is thumb friendly which means that I don’t need to apply unnecessary pressure to the pendrive to open it, and I received it in black color which was pretty awesome.

Read Write Speed.

The read speed of this USB drive is mind-blowing . I managed to take the screenshot of the file I copied from the USB drive and it averaged around 132 MB/s . Also when I moved the same file to my desktop the speed was around 121 MB/s. but the write speed is a bit slow though not disappointing and averaged around 35 – 44 MB/s.

Anyone looking for a USB 3.0 pen drive can go for this without any second thought.

If you are a tech enthusiast or anyone who really admires the beauty with elegance and performance just go for it. You wouldn’t find anything this good at this price range.

Click to buy from Amazon

One more thing that you cannot ignore is the Sandisk 5 year warranty that comes with it. Use it the way you want 🙂

#2 HP X750W 32 GB Utility Pendrive

Yet another pendrive to store all your valuables safe and securely. HP pendrives has a niche of good looks and reliability. It comes with a metallic housing that makes it even more rigid and increases its life. The speed of this drive is not that fast of Sandisk Ultra but it gives you a more reliability. If you are a traveller who lives in harsh reality then this pendrive will compliment you in your every task.

From the Manufacturer

Metallic Housing with Added USB Safety and High-Speed Data Sharing

Unified with a stylish cap holder, the x705w HP 32GB USB flash drive features a metal-housing and light-weight design making it a first-rate choice for storing and sharing data at a lightning read speed of 80 MB/s and a write speed of 30 MB/s. The HP x705w 32GB USB flash drive comes with a USB 3.0 interface making it a compatible device with any desktop computer or laptop that runs on a Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or MAC OS 10.3 operating system. With a dimension of 70 x 19 x 8.2 mm and weight of 13.18 g, this pen drive is compact and easily fits your purse, wallet and pocket.

Updated Technology Integrated with Useful Features

The amazing HP x705w HP USB Flash Drive 32GB comes with a USB 2.0 and 3.0 backward compatibility, giving you an excellent data reading and writing speed. The attractive texture of the x705w HP USB flash drive adds elegance to this easy-to-carry device. This utility pen drive offers a huge capacity that proves sufficient for storing all your important data. HP x705w is a must-have device for a student or a professional. Its user-friendly features combines with the state-of-the-art technology to deliver an impressive performance. This portable and stylish flash drive proves to be the ideal travel companion.

  • Capacity: 32GB
  • Interface: USB 3.0/ backward compatible with 2.0
  • Dimension: 70 x 19 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 13.18g

From the user:

A super product at an amazing price. If anyone is planning to buy a pendrive, this is a good buy. i bought this for INR 899. I am writing this review after 3 months of usage.

advantages

  1. USB 3.0:

tired of 4-12 mbps transfer of your usb2.0? Well i got 33 MB/S read and 25.75 MB/S write for a 1000 MB test of crystaldiskmark. And this too on a USB 2.0 port. In real world you will get a small fraction lesser than test speeds. So Buy USB3.0 pendrive even if you have a usb2.0 port. you will get these transfer speeds.(note: max speed that a usb 2.0 can give is approx 35MB/s(usb3.0 = 640mbps). So if you try to connect two devices and transfer, you might get half of that transfer speed for each device)

In USB 3.0 read speeds go upto 75 and write speeds to 30. Transferring large files with ISO or video formats is really fast. But same amount of smaller files like images mp3 doc etc, speeds get reduced.

Dont listen to people who say “Buying USB 3.0 pendrive when your computer only has USB 2.0 port is a waste of money because you will only get USB 2.0 speeds.” its true you get USB2.0 speeds only, buy you get FULL USB 2.0 speed, approx 30mbps. SO BUY USB3.0 PENDRIVE. plus in future you will have a device which will have USB3.0

  1. Design

Well i must say, the design is robust and really kept customers mind

– metallic body: not a full metal body, but consider a metal sheet rolled over a plastic body, we get this pendrive.

– USB male socket is metal like older USB models. So No worries of USB socket getting broken compared to plastic models.

– Inner parts are isolated from outer metal body with plastic in between. So Suppose that your computer is not properly earthed, and you are getting a slight shock when touching Cabinet.

A good product to buy at this impressive price.

Click to buy from Amazon.

There’s one more thing, it only comes with 2 years HP warranty. If you are not the lover of things then this is no big issue but if you are then you must look for Sandisk Ultra.

#3 Sandisk Ultra Dual USB 3.0

It is one of the most beloved pendrives by its users. There is a reason for this likeness. The name itself will give you an Idea. It comes with dual connector on head and tail. The head connector is used to connect it to your computer and the tail connector is a micro usb connector which is used to connect your android phones and laptops on the go.

From the Manufacturer

Free up memory to make more memories

Quickly and easily transfer your files between OTG-enabled Android smartphones and tablets and PC and Mac computers. The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 makes it easy—and fast—to free up space for photos, videos, songs, and more.

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Flash Drive for Your OTG-enabled Android Devices

This is the flash drive you’ve always wanted, the one that makes it fast and easy to transfer or share files from your OTG-enabled Android smartphone or tablet onto your PC or Mac computer, or with other Android devices. Now your phone is always in the zone, ready to shoot more pictures and videos or add more songs on the go.

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Dual Connectors Bridge Phones, Tablets, and Computers

With a micro-USB connector on one end, and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, this sleek, handy flash drive lets you move content easily between all the devices in your world—from your OTG-enabled Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop, your PC or Mac computer. The USB connector is USB 3.0 enabled and backward-compatible with USB 2.0 ports.

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Super-Fast Transfer Speeds from Drive to Computer

Transfer from your flash drive to your computer’s USB 3.0 port at the no-wait rate of up to 150MB/s3. Speed like this makes it possible to move whole movies, audiobooks, or music libraries in just seconds. And that helps make your Android smartphone the ultimate on-the-go entertainment device as well your favorite camera.

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Available Capacities From 16GB To 128GB

Offering 16, 32, 64 or 128GB of storage, SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 gives you more than enough capacity for large digital photo or music libraries and plenty of room to move yesterday’s videos off your phone so you have room to capture what’s happening today.

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SanDisk Memory Zone App Manages Files

Download the SanDisk Memory Zone app from the Google Play Store and use it to monitor available memory and efficiently manage, organize, and back up files stored on your Android smartphone.

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Automatically Detected When Connected

This “plug and play” flash drive is automatically detected when you connect it to an OTG-enabled Android smartphone or tablet.

From the user:

The Drive is about 3 centimeters long and about 2 centimeters wide. There is a full size USB 3.0 connector on one end. The center of the drive has a metal ring that allows you to attach a lanyard if needed. Switching the drive over to the OTG connection reveals a full size micro USB connection ready to go.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual is factory formatted with the FAT32 file system and offers 28.9GB of capacity.

The drive was capable of 110 – 120 MB/s read and 15-20 MB/s write.

Mounted on a Nexus 5 I was able to play a 1080P Full HD MKV file (11GB total file size) with no issues at all.

As mentioned already the slider mechanism is a little hard and does not inspire the greatest confidence. I fear that this will be the first part to fail but only time and usage will tell.

So far I am happy with the drives performance.

Attached screenshots display drive benchmarks.

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#4 Sandisk Ultra Fit 32GB USB 3.0

It is my personal favourite. You can’t expect more at this price range. It is high-speed pendrive with ultra low profile and small shape which makes it very easy to hide. If we talk about the transfer speed of this little fella, then you will readily buy it. It gives a dazzling speed of upto 130 Mbps Read/Write and it’s perfect for all type of media’s.

From the Manufacturer

Product Description

Size name:32GB

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Transfer, Store, and Share Files Ten Times Faster with USB 3.0

With read speeds of up to 130 MB/s and write speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives(1), the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive lets you quickly move, store, and share your favorite media. Use it to add up to 32GB (2) of storage to your device or quickly move files between your laptop, tablet, game console, TV, car audio system, or other USB-enabled device. You can even transfer a full-length movie in less than 40 seconds (3). And because the drive is backward compatible, it works in any USB 2.0 port.

Compact, Stay-Put Design with Generous Storage

This small, low-profile flash drive fits snugly in your device’s USB port and is designed to stay put, so you don’t have to worry about it falling out or breaking. And with 32GB of storage space, you’ll have plenty of room for all your photos, videos, music, and games.

Password Protect Your Private Files

With SanDisk SecureAccess software, you can secure your private files in a password-protected folder while keeping other files available to share (4). With 128-bit encryption, the drive keeps your sensitive files private, even when you share it with friends.

Recover Lost or Deleted Photos with RescuePRO Deluxe

The card comes with a one-year subscription to RescuePRO Deluxe recovery software (5). With RescuePRO Deluxe software, it’s easy to recover deleted or lost photos or videos and save them to your computer’s hard drive – even if the files were deleted months ago.

(1) Write to drive up to 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (4MB/s); up to 130MB/s read speed. USB 3.0 port required. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending on host device. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.

(2) 1 GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.

(3) Based on 1.2GB MPEG-4 video transfer with USB 3.0 host device. Results may vary based on host device, file attributes and other factors.

(4) Password protection uses 128-bit AES encryption and is supported by Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X v10.5+ (Software download required for Mac)

(5) Registration required; terms and conditions apply.

From the user:

Tiny but high capacity and high speed USB 3.0 speed even with USB 2.0 ports. I have tested this pendrive on both USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 Ports. Also compared this pendrive with USB 2.0 pendrive with both USB 3.0 Ports as well as USB 2.0 Ports. I have USB 3.0 Ports installed on my desktop motherboard using Transcend USB 3.0 PCI Card. Following are the results of transfer rate:

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Pendrive with USB 2.0 Port: 22.5 MB/s

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Pendrive with USB 3.0 Port: 82.0 MB/s

Popular Branded USB 2.0 Pendrive with USB 2.0 Port: 12.9 MB/s

Popular Branded USB 2.0 Pendrive with USB 3.0 Port: 13.8 MB/s

I didn’t find any cons with this pendrive. Rather its very small and therefore sometime user may find heating problem. But that is expected due to its smaller size as smaller size doesn’t radiate heat well but this heating doesn’t affect the transfer rate or performance of the pendrive at all.

I did check this pendrive with Car Stereo. Its working fine with most without any obstruction as I came across some reviews mentioning that songs play stuck up in Car Stereo Systems.

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#5 Transcend JetFlash 810 USB 3.0 Pendrive

The first USB 3.0 flash drive in our Rugged series, the JetFlash 810 features a sporty rubberized design that is suitable for many types of outdoor activities. Aside from being resistant to water, dust and scratches, the JetFlash 810€TMs soft rubber exterior material makes it easier to handle and less likely to accidentally slip out of a pocket, purse or bag. It is good in transfer speed and you can expect a decent speed of upto 30 Mbps.

From the User:

For usb 3

Read speed : 35-40 Mbps

Write speed: 12 Mbps

Click to buy from amazon

These are the top 5 best pendrives for you to buy. I have used 3 pendrives from above and the reviews are 100% authentic. I have done some research before writing this article. In case of any query please do let me know.

And As always

Be my aficionado 🙂

Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency notes stand abolished from midnight: PM Modi

In the war against Pakistan, Modi has dropped a bomb against all the corrupted people who steal away the money from common man of India. Today, he announced that Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency notes will be abolished. The news exploded like a bomb when Prime Minister Modi came on screen to reveal his new step to eliminate corruption, forgery and black money.

It is a bold step from our Prime Minister Modi which will change the whole course for our nation. It takes guts and I must say that it’s a masterstroke. Sure, it will cause a little problem to the common man but it will be for a very short period of time about 15-20 days which I think is Okay… given that the whole nation’s economy is gonna rise. 

Key Points from the Speech

  1. Modi said people holding notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 can deposit the same in their bank and post office accounts from November 10 till December 30.Narendra Modi Quote

    No longer these notes are valid. PM has given a deadline before which each and everyone should deposit their old 500 and 1000 RS notes in the banks or post office. The person who fails to do so by 30th December may have to put some extra efforts afterwards. They may be asked to provide their complete identity and show the source of their money. So, get it exchanged before 30th December.

  2. 500 & 1000 Rs notes are just a piece of paper.Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency notes


    Although big notes has been demolished from our currency but notes that are in lower denomination such as 5-10-100 and all coins are still valid. He also announced that new notes of 2000 and 500 Rs will be made available on 10th Nov by RBI (Reserve Bank Of India)

    Modi also said that there will be no change in other form of money transfer, i.e., cheque, DD, payments via credit or debits etc…

  3. Checks on Money Withdrawal
    There is a limit to how much money one can withdraw in a single day or week. There is a limit of 10,000 Rs withdraw on a single day and 20,000 Rs withdraw in a week. Businessmen are sure going to be sad about this decision but if Modi has announced it then there ought to be a reason behind it. Let’s see how it turns out.

Banks will be closed for 2 days straight. Prime minister said that Banks will be shut for 2 days and that he relies on his staff that they will perform their duties with all sincerity. They will try to reimburse all ATM’s with new notes so as to avoid any difficulties to the people. He also said – there are a very few moments when people of nation gets chance to actually do something for the growth of their nation and that they should feel proud about it and work in cohesion to achieve a better tomorrow.

What do you think about this masterstroke from our PM Narendra Modi? Eagerly waiting for your replies on the same.

 

Soul Sucking Jobs Kills Creativity

You have been told your entire life to get a college degree, get a decent job, earn money, pay bills, buy home, settle down… Well, this is the story majority of us have lived or are still living. You fail to see the system around you, the system that forces you to walk the same path. The system that doesn’t want you to think infinitely. It’s time to break the laws my friend and free yourself from these Soul-Sucking Jobs

This article is for everyone out there who are working under some company or organization 50 hours a week, away from their family. Taking bus in the morning just to reach office to sit in a 4X4 cubicle. In all this chaos, if you will observe yourself closely then you will find the reasons why you should not be doing this. This article is for people who are not happy with their jobs and searching for the reason or people to tell them that you should QUIT!

#1 You are being told to do something which you don’t want

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This is the problem related to majority of people working in the IT sector especially. The happy few are really the ones who have find their dream job. And they are very few. So, if you are not working in your dream company or you are working in the wrong direction then it is a signal that you should immediately change your company.

It is very easy to say than doing it because as usual we are under loads of liabilities and taking such a bold decision needs guts and self-confidence. It only takes a second to take a decision which can change your life. If you search the internet for all the successful people vs unsuccessful people you will find this contrast. Successful people come to a decision in a blink of an eye which has resulted as a complete life changing decision for them. Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the IBM PC is how Microsoft ended up with the contract for the operating system, which would eventually make Microsoft’s MS-DOS the standard and set the stage for Microsoft becoming the leading PC software company. If you know how this deal took place, you will see that Bill Gates closed the deal by taking a decision which would have destroyed his whole life if would have gone otherwise .

#2 You have bigger dreams than your company itself

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After interviewing people in my circle, I found this another reason why people were unhappy with their job. These people do not fit because they have big dreams and are not allowed to share their ideas. Their ideas do not get the platform and thus comes out in the form of frustration. You need to understand that there are people who are eager to find people who have ideas, it’s just that you need to find them. The only way you can find them is by getting out and finding your own way. You will never find people standing at a single place, you got to reach out there to live your dreams. You need to find a way to communicate with such people.

This is really a very difficult situation. Gradually you begin to loose you mind’s creativity and your mind just become a piece of waste muscle in your body. You loose your imagination and starts to turn out into a machine with no unique skill. A machine which is being paid to do a particular work. This type of job is sucking your soul every day and what you should do right away is QUIT! If you feel sick just by the thought of going to the office the other day, I think it’s time to quit.

#3 Your life has become too stagnant

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A very common cause why people hate their jobs. If you someone who has an innovative mind and the one who likes to do new things everyday, meet new people then you are probably the one who will hate your job because it is too consistent. It is so much consistent that you can very well predict your future because you know nothing much is going to change. Well, this type of lifestyle will definitely kill your creativity and send you to a state of depression. You will start to loose your charisma and slowly you will turn into a machine which only do work and more work.

If your life is going in the same direction then make sure you start looking for some job which will make sure that you stay alive as a person and understand your needs. If you are financially stable then start a business. People like you excel’s the business with their innovative mindset. You have the power to stay with the changing trend because that’s what you love – INCONSISTENCY.

Conclusion

The corporate world is very systematically designed to suck the soul out of every individual. They train you to follow their rules for their benefits and in return they give you a handful for which you readily agree to give away your entire life just to fill their stomach. What kind of service is that where you give your soul for money. If you are financially stable then you should look forward to starting your own job or offer your services as a freelancer. That way you will work on your time and on your own rules.  So, follow your heart and give two weeks notice and keep on searching because your life’s purpose is out there someone and you need to find it. Things will find it’s way to align properly. You are the master of your own self.

You should not trade your life for money rather money for your life 🙂

I’m sure you will have a lot to share, please share your experience with me below…

And as always,

Be my aficionado 🙂

 

Best VPS Cloud Hosting to Start your Blogging website

Are you looking to start your new blogging website? Well, I have a perfect starting point for you. In this article, I will give a little summary about different type of hostings and which one is the best for you and why. Also, I will tell you about the best VPS Cloud hosting which you can choose to start your online passion.

Hosting is something which you need no matter what you are planning to do on the internet. In today’s world, there are hundreds of hosting providers and to choose one from them is very difficult, especially if you are a beginner. Though there are many articles guiding you about the best hosting that you should go with, I find them missing something or the other. So, I thought of writing this article. Let’s start with the main business now…

Types of Hosting

It is very important to determine the true requirement. There are mainly 3 types of hosting available to choose for your website,

  1. Free Hosting
  2. Shared Hosting
  3. Dedicated Hosting

Free Hosting

Free Hosting

These type of hosting services are offered by various different hosting providers. It provides you easy access to web without any hassle. You can get a free hosting from many providers some of which I will list below at the end of this article. Usually, free hosting is for non-critical websites or for some college projects. These type of hosting doesn’t guarantee uptime and the bandwidth and transfer speed is very low. You must be very careful in choosing this type of hosting, especially if you are going commercial. Here is the link to free hosting provider….

Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting

This hosting is shared by more than one user therefore the name Shared Hosting. It is similar to sharing a same bed among two. If anyone of the two is heavier and bulky than the other, then he will ought to take up more space. The same goes with the shared hosting. Your resources are shared between multiple users and if one of those users gets high traffic or uses more resource than the other users gets affected. Shared Hosting is affordable and if your business does not need many resources than shared hosting is probably the best option for you.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated Hosting

This type of hosting is used by big businesses to hold their application and data. Dedicated hosting is like having the entire server to yourself. There will be only one user using the resources of that server and nobody else. It also gives you a great deal of flexibility to install or update any application on the server. The only thing is that it will cost you a little more (a lot more) and on top of that you will be responsible for the security of your own servers and the applications that runs on it. If you are big organization then this option is for you.

Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

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This comes as a life savior. It is a perfect mixture of dedicated hosting in the price for a shared hosting (a little more). It is very similar to buying your space on the servers as in the case of shared hosting, just that, you rent a server instead. This server is not a real one instead of a virtual machine offered to you by your provider as a service. Each server runs its own operating system. Once you sign up for it, you will be asked to choose the operating system. Once you make the purchase then you will be given a super user access to that VPS which will enable you to install almost anything on your server.

Another benefit of using VPS is that you no longer have to take care of the security or the maintenance of the server. You can even pay as you go. Unlike the case of Dedicated hosting where you have to pay no matter if you are using it or not.

Best VPS Cloud Hosting Provider

Again there are many options to choose from but don’t worry, I’m here to solve your problem. I have tried quite a few and have come to the conclusion that DigitalOcean offers the best service for the most affordable prices as compared to all its competitors. It comes with a wide range of prices to choose from starting at just 5$ per/month. It delivers fast and smooth environment and will surely help you boost the performance of your application. The best thing about it is you can get up and started in less than 5 minutes. I don’t remember if anyone offers this type of service at the blazing speed.

Features

Digital Ocean Features

  • Deploy in Seconds
    It takes less than a minute to get deployed and start running. Simply sign-up with your favourite operating system and the droplet deployment will take less than a minute or two to startup.
  • SSD Performance
    One good thing I like about DigitalOcean is that it uses complete SSD solutions for its compute block and storage which boosts the performance of the overall system. Thus making it fast and efficient.
  • Highly Scalable Storage Volume
    You will not have to worry about the storage. DigitalOcean provides you the ease and power to attach a storage upto 16TB to a single droplet. It’s quite a number for someone who has just started.
  • Team Work
    Yet another feature which makes you fall in love with droplet. It allows you to invite multiple users and set permission for each and every single user depending on his/her role. This greatly reduces the work of an administrator by giving the restricted access to the respective team member.

Apart from all the good and useful features, it also offers various discounts. You can get one such discount by registering yourself through this link here.  

Pricing

I found it quite affordable when it comes to the pricing. It has a flexible pricing system based on your needs. Either you can pay your bills monthly or by an hour. It depends on how you are planning to use it. Their minimum package starts with 5$ per/month which is pretty awesome if you are just starting up. Here’s a snapshot of their pricing range from their website.

digitalocean-pricing

Conclusion

VPS hosting has made it really easy for the people to start their careers through internet without having to pay a-lot nor do they require to have good technical skills. All they need to do and understand is basic computing stuff. If you are serious about starting up your online business or a blog or if you are confused to take a decision, then I would suggest you to go with the DigitalOcean. I have used it, in fact, I’m still using it and can tell you with surety that you will fall in love with it.

If you know any other hosting then share the knowledge in the below comment section. And as I said I will give you links to the free web hosting providers at the end of this article… Well, here it is… Follow the article on the best free hosting providers,

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Top 5 Indian movies every American must watch

Hey Friends! I have been planning to write this article on Top 5 Indian movies every American must watch for a long time. The main reason behind writing this article are my friends and relatives living in America. They’ve been asking me to keep them updated about the latest movies and the movies that are worth watching and I have always been the one to update them of the latest movie trend in India. Afterall it’s my FARZ to keep them updated 😀

In this article, I will list down the top 5 movies that everyone living outside of India must watch. I have particularly mentioned people living outside India because I’m 100% sure that everyone living in India had already seen it. Let’s start the countdown…

#1 3 Idiots

3 Idiots

This movie revolves around 3 friends, so does the name came “3 Idiots”. The storyline goes like this- Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”. The very thing that inspired these 2 idiots has inspired everyone. This movie is directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

This is the movie which has become collectible for many. It teaches some really good life lessons and expands your mind to think infinite. The movie is full of fun as it depicts the life of an average engineering student in India. I’m an engineer myself so I can say that the depiction is so real and connected that I was feeling myself to become a part of the movie while watching it. This has been in my collection for almost 5 years and I have watched it numerous times. I highly recommend that you watch it too… 

#2 PK

PK

Yet another classic directed by Rajkumar Hirani starring Amir Khan. This movie has changed the minds of millions living in India. The movie has targeted to break the false beliefs of the very people living in India (not only india but people from every country).

The storyline of the movie goes like this – An Alien from the outer space visits earth. This Alien looks exactly like humans but asks questions which nobody has ever asked before. The questions are so simple and childlike which carries the deep meaning and curiosity.

Each and every part of the movie is filled with entertainment and knowledge. This movie will surely give you a new way of thinking. I request you to watch the movie with your mind open and if you can enjoy it with your friends and family.

#3 My name is Khan

This movie is directed by Karan Johar starring Shahrukh Khan (SRK) and Kajol. This is one of my favourite on-screen couple. This movie is one of those which are ough to make you numb.

My name is Khan

The storyline goes like this – Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that complicates socialization. The adult Rizwan marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who mistake his disability for suspicious behavior. Following his arrest, he meets Radha, a therapist who helps him deal with his situation and his affliction. Rizwan then begins a journey to meet US President Bush to clear his name.

[From IMDB]

After watching this movie, there’s one thing that I would like to say – There are different people living on this planet. Some are good and some are bad. The definition of good and bad is not consistent and it keeps on changing with time by the most powerful people of the world or the people who lure for the power. Every person wears a lens of perception which distorts his/her vision and restricts him to see what’s the actual reality. But then there is another breed of people who are gifted. They are born with naked vision and see the things as they are without any filter. Rizwan Khan is one such soul who will touch your heart for sure.

I would just say that you watch this movie without presuming anything. Watch this movie for its intent and message and that there is nothing in this world that holds more power than an emotion of LOVE.

#4 Jab We Met

jab-we-met

Released in 2007, Jab We Met is a romantic drama movie. With real life love couples of that time being the star cast of this movie added to make this movie a hit.

Storyline of the movie goes like this – A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman. Watch the movie to see how his life takes a turn along with all the masti and comedy on the way.

The movie gave the audience the type of masala they expect from every comedy drama. Songs adds to the beauty of the movie. Each and every song is popular and if you will ever plan to take a survey for the likliness of the songs in this movie then you will find 9/10 people saying that it’s their favourite. Jab We Met was a fresh story of it’s time with pure entertainment.

#5 Taare Zameen Par

This movie is directed by Amir Khan himself. Taare Zameen Par questions the very foundation of how this world operates. This is a one time movie that everyone must watch.

The storyline of the movie goes like this – An 8 year boy was thought to be a trouble-maker. Nobody tried to understand the real problem of that boy, not even his own parents. Until later, a teacher came into his life. This new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problems in the boy’s life.

Every part of the movie teaches you a lesson. It expands one’s awareness for the disease called Dyslexia and gives a knowledge how to handle people who are suffering from this disease.

I hope you watch and enjoy all the movies listed above. If you’ve have something to share then I’m all ears. Just comment below with your favorite movies and let the discussion start.

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How to become an Amazon Affiliate – A Complete Guide with Images

Hey friends, in this article I will tell you about the process to monetize your website through Amazon Affiliate Program. Amazon is one of the biggest market place. Many blogger and companies relies on Amazon for their extra income. It is a classic way to make some good money through your blog.

The Amazon affiliate program pays you upto 15% of the total sales that you do for its product. Commission varies from different products. If you are a mobile or gadget reviewer then all you need is a classic review of a selected mobile phone and provide an affiliate link to it. It’s a really powerful way to make big money.

 

How to sign-up for Amazon Affiliate Program?

amazon affiliate

First thing that you must be sure about before signing up is your target audience based on the geographical region. If you are targeting for the US citizens then you must signup for their US affiliate program under this link. Similarly, if you are targeting Indian citizen then you must signup under this link. Once you are their on the respective page then click on the Join Now For Free button that you see in the image above. You will be taken to the signup/login page.

amazon affiliate signup

Just fill in your email address, select I am a new customer and press enter. Follow on the signup process by filling the required forms.

 

Note*: Do not forget to read the policy instructions

How to monetize as an Amazon Affiliate?

amazon affiliate sign-in

By now, I’m assuming that you have signup for the amazon affiliate program and can login into the backend. And if you have not done this then do it now.

Now you need to generate links, banners or widgets for your website depending on the product you wish to advertise. For example –

 

  • If you are gadget guru and you like to review gadgets and mobiles, then you can create a page as Recommended Gadgets and list down all the recommended items that you want people to buy along with their description.
  • If you are a die heart movie fan and loves to write about movies then you can add a widget in the sidebar with different movies and affiliate links.

You see, there are immense opportunity for you to earn through Amazon Affiliate program. All it takes is a blog and your passion to market it. Do let me know of your website and what you are selling. Comment below your website link and I would visit and may be leave a friendly note 🙂

If you have any problem setting up the affiliate program then please do let us know. We are here to help.


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