Why Outsource to Small Organisation

Small organizations are small because they are new into the competition, it’s not like they are not eligible to take responsibility. They are someone who can really make a difference when it comes to the deliverable. If you are someone who is not sure whether you should outsource your work to small organisation then it is time to think again.

There are several benefits to outsource your business to budding organisations. They can take care of your small projects in a much more efficient way. Big companies may not be best doing everything by themselves as it involves lots of money, skills and resources which is often hard to manage within the constrained risk bubble. Thus, they must look for other companies to outsource their work.

 

Benefits of Outsourcing Work to Small Organisation

 

Cost Effective

Cost Effective Solutions

Small organization are often one of the most efficient way to get things done. They don’t charge much as compared to large organizations. They have to keep their prices low for the same services. This could be one of the main reason where Small Organization can become a boon for you in reducing overall cost for your project. Another benefit is that it also helps you to break your overall project cost into chunks of smaller pieces in the form or releases. You can make use the saved capital into other investment.

 

Increases Efficiency

Increase Efficiency

It is linked with the point #1. If you will try to do everything in your company, then it is going to take initial capital and lots of investment and time. You will need to hire skilled people, setup infrastructure, higher research, development and marketing. You can save your time and money simply by outsourcing your project and instead work parallel for the development of your company.

 

Reduce Risk

Reduce Risk

Again this is linked to #1 and #2. If you are outsourcing your project to someone then you are also outsourcing the risks attached to that project. All the risks involved in developing, managing and marketing is then managed by the outsourcing providers and you can become free from all the headaches of doing it by yourself. Thus, you can better utilize your energy and knowledge into other important stuffs.

 

Focus on Core Business

Focus on core values

By outsourcing your work, you are better able to focus on the core business needs other than investing your precious time and money into developing it. Leave this on to the experts and focus on the real need of a business and not its implementation part. Your managers and staff have limited time and outsourcing can help you shift your main focus to the core business requirements.

 

You make good connections

Make Good Connections

When you come out in the market to search for people who are capable to take care of your work. You find people with skills and thus you make good connections. These connections can become really handy at times when you are in dire need of something and these people makes it look easy for you. It is also a good opportunity for small organisation to prove themselves, thus, they give their 100% to accomplish what is asked for. So, you get the best value for your price.

There are lot many benefits of outsourcing to small organisation. You must have faith on them as they too are skillful and talented, just waiting for the opportunity to prove themselves. So, next time when you have a project to outsource, first look for small organisation who seems to be capable to take it on. They are going to value you more and your value will increase.

 

And as always,

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Life of a Frustrated Engineer

Oh boy, I was waiting to write my experience on corporate life of an IT Engineer and after being a part of this for more than 6 months, I realised that each and everything that was said before about this industry was indeed true. As some will say that this article is very negative as I’m going to list down all the things that make a human being dead from inside but wait, this can be very positive for you if you are on a verge of leaving your job or choosing a new career. This article will give you a reason for that.

I’m going to list down some points here along with my personal experience attached to it.

1. The more efficient you are at your work, the more you will be burdened with it.

Being here I have realised this one thing that the more efficient you are the more work you will do. I have found myself into a similar situation almost every day. Let me share with you one of my experience.

I came to office in the morning and my frustration bar starts to fill… we start the day with a standup meeting (best way to waste your time, you will know why below), during the meeting each and every team member is assigned a task for the day which he/she is meant to complete till EOD (End of Day). After the meeting, I started with my task and was able to complete it in 3-4 hours. I don’t know whether the task was easy or I was efficient. So, being an innocent lad, I went to one of my senior team members and let him know that I have completed my task in a hope that he will appreciate my calibre and on top of that I will find some extra time for myself. But soon I realised that it was my biggest mistake. Forget appreciation and extra time for life, he transferred his only one fucking task for the day to me. I was so angry with him that I felt like punching him in the face but then I controlled myself. Instead, I said it politely – “ I don’t know what to do with this so could you help me with it”. In return, he said “Kya re har cheez batana padega kya (Do I have to tell you every single thing)”. Now, you can just imagine the heights of my frustration at that time. Though the task was simple and I knew what to do, but you see what is happening here. He transferred his one and only responsibility on my shoulders. I did his task as well and as the day task was close to completion he comes back to check the status and starts interfering just to show others that how concerned he is towards the task. This is how he took the credit for the day. So, the lesson learned is never to try to show enthusiasm towards your task because you are going end up in a fucked up state and there will be nothing much which you can do about it.

2. Nobody cares about your individual progress in the corporate world. All that matters is what you contribute to the company.

No matter how talented or innovative you are, all that matters to the company is its work, not your progress. They don’t care about your dreams, your passion or even your health (this one is not general). You are forced to do things against your passion and your interest. If you cannot do something to benefit the company then you cannot be anymore useless. This point is very subject and varies from company to company. But yes it is same with the majority of the corporate companies.

3. There will come a time when you will take up a job just for the money and nothing else.

This point is interconnected with #2. You are not supposed to work in the field of your interest and you end up doing things what your company wants you to do. This kills the passion and creativity inside you and then comes the time when you end up in a place where you simply become a robot who only works for money. Remember you are not a robot and that you have a purpose in life. So, if you are in a similar place where I’m right now, simply say good bye and start working towards your dream goals and purpose. Working for money is like running after void and this void will definitely kill your golden soul inside. Do not let this happen. Take action.

4. Desk jobs kill creativity.

One of the scientific know facts of life. Desk jobs kill creativity and I have experienced personally. Before the job, I used to be a dreamer. My mind simply used to think of the new ideas and innovations that I may bring to this world with my abilities. But the day I joined the company, I started to feel different and slowly and steadily observed that I was loosing my creativity and my mind started becoming stagnant and was always involved with the things that don’t matter to me. Things which cannot help me in any way. So, I have started taking the necessary steps to keep my creativity intact. But you see, I have to do an extra task and take extra care to keep my mind working in the right direction. This is seriously wrong and unnatural.

How Soul-Sucking Jobs Kills Creativity

5. Very often, you will be held accountable for tasks that weren’t even your responsibility in the first place.

I think I have already discussed this in point #1. I don’t think I should write anything more about it.

6. You will be dealing with a dozen tasks other than what you were initially hired for. Your scope of work will only keep increasing.

I was hired as a Java Developer and till date I have not felt like a developer.  I’m doing things which absolutely does not require a computer science degree and any trained person can do it with ease. I have not applied any programming logic in these six months. All I did is used tools to perform tasks, take builds, create a workspace, code analysis, prepare, and loads of such unrelated tasks. I mean what nonsense. Does a Java Developer is supposed to be doing such task?

Not only this, I approached higher management and kept my proposal in front of them about the things I want to do and passionate about. But then too nothing’s changed. I’m still miserable.

7. You will be constantly made to believe you need the company more than it needs you, and that is not always true.

This is a very old confusion that I have in mind. Do company needs me or I need the company because I have always been told that I’m the one in need but everyone failed to give me a solid reason for that. It could be true at times but it is not always the case. We do not need a company to survive, we work on our will and in return of our work and service, we take money. We are a team and work in cohesion for the betterment of society and each and everyone must feel the same. It is then only we can dream of a better society.

8. Meetings are a waste of time. Always. Nothing good has ever come out of them, really. Most people aren’t listening, and the ones talking are far away from reality.

Meetings are the best way to waste each and everyones. We follow agile approach. The agile approach is the best-accepted software development methodology. But, it is just the name that is being followed in the company. In the morning we have standup meeting then in the evening we have another meeting with our on-site coordinator. According to the Agile Methodology, this meeting must not exceed more than 15 minutes but in our case, it goes on and on for more than 40 minutes. This simply wastes time and nothing good comes out of it.

In the evening we have to give our day’s status update to our on-site coordinator. Again, this meeting must not last long for more than 15 minutes but then again it lasts for more than 30 minutes and sometimes stretches out for an hour. After the meeting, we have to spend 30 minutes more in drafting the mails and sending it about the same things that we just talked about a call. And we do it over and over again everyday. Isn’t this insane and a total waste of time. According to Agile Methodology, this meeting must answer 3 main question –

  1. Let the on-site coordinator know if we are facing any road block?
  2. What we did today? (in couple of sentences)
  3. What is still left?

These are the questions which must be answered in the call but no, I have never experienced these things being followed and everyday the meeting stretches for more than usual set time. Which makes it boring and frustrating because each and everything is already being covered in the mails and same things are being said in the call.  

9. You will be made to work with uninspired people and it will be the most difficult task ever. Your team-mates would neither be of any help, nor would they make it possible for you take everything into your own hands, and it will kill your passion.

I joined along with two other people. We have become good friends now. I did not know how would I have been survived without them in such a negative environment. Apart from them, I have not found any one in my team who inspires me. Each and everyone is so content with what they do and nobody cares talks about new ideas or new things. They are like robots who only cares to do what they are being told and go home. It is so discouraging and uninspiring. This makes you feel alone and slowly and steadily your mind starts to accept this situation and turns you into a similar being.

10. Nobody is going to appreciate you staying in extra hours every single day but the one time you leave a little early, hell will break lose.

There has not been a single day when I came out of the office before working for 10 hours at-least. Nobody gave me extra money or any appreciation for that. But there was one day when I have to leave early for the day and everybody made faces as if I’ve done something very wrong. Your life is not yours anymore. You are not free anymore, you are constrained by the rules of their world. It’s not your world anymore, your world starts to revolve around making them happy. You are a slave.

11. Whichever new initiatives you volunteer for, become your responsibility.

Haha… this is something for which I was laughing at myself all day. There was an open task for which people had to volunteer. I volunteered for it. I took the job thinking that I’m helping them by doing a favour but I failed to realised that it has become my responsibility and if somehow I’m unable to deliver it then I will be blamed for it because hey! Did I take it right?

I shouldn’t have volunteered for it 😀

12. Office politics is definitely not a myth.

It is a naked truth. I would just say that do not get involved. Just keep yourself up and working. There’s not much you can do for it.

13. But Meritocracy is definitely a myth. There will be times when undeserving people will get credit for the work you do, simply because they are higher up on the corporate ladder.

I have already shared my real life experience with you in the #1. This is a naked truth and there will always be such people around who will take credit for your doings and you won’t be able to do much for it. Just keep your calm and leave the job 😀

14. Half of your time will be spent in sending out unnecessary mails that will never even be read to countless people who want to feel important before you can actually start working. And more often than not, you will end up doing everything yourself.

15. 80% IT engineers don’t have a girlfriend and those 20 % who have a girlfriend are not able to spend sufficient time with them.

If you are going to spend 6 hours in sleep. 3 hours in travelling. 11 hours in the office. 3 hours in breakfast, lunch, dinner (combined) then you get only an hour left for the day for yourself and your family and your girl. Spend this hour wisely.

 

Conclusion

If you are financially stable then I will suggest you to never go for a job. Instead take some time to come with a new Idea and plan to execute it. You have a lot more potential then you can ever imagine. Do not waste it by doing things that you don’t want to do. Do what your heart says because it knows what you want.

 

And as always

Be My Aficionado 🙂

 

How companies might affect their employees growth unknowingly?

There are several reasons by which companies might affect their employee’s growth. The tragic thing about this is that they didn’t even know what they are doing. As the IT sector is expanding each second, there are several loopholes that need to be looked after. Major companies have been through this and know the importance of their employees but budding companies or companies that are content with what they do does not look after their employees the way they should. I have listed down several reasons which I think affects the growth of an employee.

1. Economic Stagnant

Economic Stagnant

This is a serious issue when companies become content with what they have and do not look forward to the expansion. This is where they suffer from Economic Stagnant. This stage is bad for employees because they are directly connected to the growth of the company and if the company stops, they are forced to stop. This is the time when they start thinking to move somewhere else thus further affecting the reputation of the company.

What is the solution to this problem? Well, the solution is pretty simple. Small or start-up companies do not pay much attention to Research and Development Side. This is okay for a very small company which has just started. Because the priority for them are the deliverables and they have very few employees. But, once the company has become stable then it’s time to pay attention to Research and Development Cell.

The main difference I observed after comparing big MNC’s with small companies, is the absence of Research and Development facility in small companies whereas MNC’s pay a lot of attention and spends loads of money in this sector. This is very important because you need to cope up with the latest technology trend to stay ahead of your competitors. You need new projects which have different architecture and technology stack. To take such project and make new clients your resources must be capable. If you have a sector which is dedicated for this work then you have nothing much to think about because those men are there for such taking and things will flow smoothly but in case you do not have such resources then you cannot even think about expanding your horizon and that’s when things become stagnant.

Just by paying little money and attention to the Research and Development Section of your company, you can drastically bring change to the overall economy of your company.

2. Too Many Restrictions

restrictions

This is another reason that affects the life of an employee at a company. An Employee is not your pet and you should stop treating him like one. An employee is your partner who is with you to take you forward and achieve the vision that you see for your company and he should be treated the same way. He should be given every possible right that you have inside that company such as accessibility, he should be allowed to talk, play, dance whatever he like to do. He should be free. The only thing he should be worried about is completing his/her work. Nothing more than that. He shouldn’t be worrying about the time, money, access etc… If you can provide him with all of his freedom then he will provide you with what you want.

Just give you employees freedom as they would have in their home. Make them feel like home. If you can provide them with that then there’s no need to think about anything else. Every major MNC does it. I think we all should adopt this work culture from the major MNC’s.

3. Restrictions on the Use of Smartphones

No Smart Phones

Smartphones are so crucial in today’s world that it would not be wrong to compare them with our body part. These have become our extensions. Today, you cannot even imagine the world without a smartphone. For the simplest of things like calculating something we depend on it, for checking our emails we depend on it. In fact, much of our life is dependent on smartphones. And if you restrict the use of smartphones inside the company premises then it’s like you are restricting that person to use one less of his body part which he relies upon for most of his tasks.

Some of you may argue with me on this topic but if you will observe closely then you will understand. A person is always distracted if he does not have his smartphone with him. If a person is in constant touch with every one of his circle then he will feel more at home and less at work and that’s the kind of environment we need to provide him. A person is more productive from his home rather that from his workplace. You got to give him that feel in order to take the most from him without degrading his creativity and mindset.

Conclusion

It is a well-known fact that every company runs because of its employees and therefore you must treat your employees as your partner.The must be given every right that you own. Every access that you have. Then you can make a difference in the way your company runs. I would love to hear your views on the same. There’s a lot of things which I will be updating in the near future. Tell me what do you think about the trend of startup companies or the companies that have become stagnant.

Why Indians Migrate to the United States (US)

India is the largest democracy on face of the earth. It is spending lots of money to educate its citizens. Once the education is complete, educated people look for the opportunities abroad. What do you think is going on here? If you are an IT professional then you will relate to this article better. There is ever increasing number of professionals migrating to foreign countries. The biggest player in attracting most of the highly trained professionals is US. It’s another problem from which our country is suffering from and the sole responsible for this situation is our country itself. Let me answer Why Indians Migrate to the US?

US is advance in many things that India would take time to reach there. It has better living conditions, better opportunities in terms of career, less poverty, open culture, and a-lot more that India doesn’t have it today. People say India is still evolving, which is true but my question is how long will it take? How much more time does India need to provide its citizens with all the opportunities that they deserve… When asked they give excuses that America has been independent for a long time, America has passed this phase a long time back. Okay let’s say that they have been through this phase before but then why not learn from them instead. Why can’t we learn from someone who has been through this phase and made the mistakes already. Do we really have to make the same mistakes that they did? Is that what we call evolution. Well, I don’t think so…

Geographic factors

bird in indian wild

If we look India from a geographic point of view then we see that India has access to a lot more resources than any other country in this world. We have seven major rivers which makes the river system of India. But, all we do is pollute these rivers which are full of life. Rivers that once gave life to many other villages is asking for life from others. River Yamuna is so much polluted that A study published in the International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Research Technology concluded that even the expensive water treatment plants were incapable of treating the polluted water, and that the water was unfit for any purpose.

This is what we do, we kill the nature and then cry over it. This is not what India was suppose to be in the first place.

Financial Factors

Indian currency and globe
Indian Currency & Globe

If we look India from a financial point of view we see that India was once known as the Golden Bird. The country made of gold. The country which is the richest in terms of everything. We had the most fertile land. But, today The World Bank estimates that India is one of the highest ranking countries in the world for the number of children suffering from malnutrition. The prevalence of underweight children in India is among the highest in the world, and is nearly double that of Sub Saharan Africa with dire consequences for mobility, mortality, productivity and economic growth.  Somewhere something went miserably wrong. We made a huge mistake down the line. And it is not difficult to find the hole in the system and where India lacks in giving the opportunity and food to people of India. If we would have respected our motherland, then we would have be ruling the world. But as I said, Something went miserably wrong.

Cultural Factors

i-love-india-indian-culture

If we look India from a cultural point of view we see that India is an amalgamation of different cultures. We say this to everyone proudly that our culture is diverse. But is it really a positive aspect? Because I don’t think so… India is separated from within. I have traveled to different states in India. It is actually true that people have different culture but also different views. I’m not saying that having different culture is bad or it is a bane. But having different views that comes with each culture is definitely a big point of concern. We have seen and still seeing that how these corrupt politicians easily disrupts the unity of people in India and its just because of the different views each and every person has. And the fact that the diverse culture of India became the reason and a weak spot through which Englishmen came to India. This is the reason why their policy Divide and Rule worked effectively. This is still happening and the fun thing is we all are aware of it but choose to stay silent.

Read about the History of Indian Food Heritage

Final Thoughts

There are tons of other things which forces people from India to migrate. They migrate because they cannot take it. People say they are coward and that if they have problem they should stand and make a change. For all those people, if you have a family and your passion is to do something for the community then certainly fighting for your rights is not the kind of thing they would waste time with. You must give them opportunity to change your nation instead of expecting them to take a stand and change it. If India can provide opportunity to these smart people then definitely migration will reduce and India will change.

People want to do something. They have come here to contribute, to share, to fulfill their ultimate goal. But, they are being stopped and constantly being criticized and that’s where other nations especially US comes in and take it. I’m sure if they will be given opportunities here in India to make a change, they will indeed bring a change to this nation.

I started seeing a silver lining from the day Modi ji came into power. This is the kind of initiative we need and soon enough there will be India all over.

Note: This article does not support any party or views or is involved in any kind of politics. It’s simply my view that I wanted to share with you all.

Please do let me know how can we make a better India and stop brain drain. You views weights a lot for me.

Arranged Marriages in India

Hey friends, First of all a huge apology from my side, for not writing to you all for such long. I get moody sometimes, just like a moon. So, it’s mid-November and did you know that it is the time for the biggest festival in India. If you are thinking that Diwali is over, Eid is over too, Christmas hasn’t come yet. Then what festival is she talking about? Well, it’s the festival of Indian arranged marriages. Yes, people, in India exactly eleven days after Diwali comes Gyaras. According to the Hindu mythology, it is believed that this day is the wedding siren for all the Hindu marriages in India. But for all the bachelors and bachelorettes of India, it’s a warning for the coming chaos in their lives.

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You will notice big fancy camps usually in a school’s ground or some community marriage halls, dressed with beautiful lights and loud speakers. That is the place where all the chaos is happening. This topic is so vast that I will tell you about it in two blogs. In this blog, I will tell you about how marriages are arranged in India and how senseless this  process is.

 

Marriage 

It’s a beautiful union of two people who love each other and vow to be with each other in harsh conditions of life. In India, marriage has a slightly different meaning. According to our uncle-anty and the society people (most important people), marriage is the time when we meet all our relatives, spend weirdly high amount of money on useless things, make two strangers vow to be with each other for the rest of their lives (even if they don’t want to or they are 99% confused about their marriage till the last day). Marriage in India is a business, it’s the venue where you can find food to make an entire city’s tummy full for a day but rather it’s chosen to be wasted :).

Indian Marriages

My personal thought about Indian marriages and typically arranged marriage is- “apocalypse”.

forced-marriage-1

 

I did a public survey about arranged marriages in India and asked a couple of questions to people. This is what they had to say:

Question 1. How can two people decide to spend the rest of their  lives together just after a 15 minutes meeting?

Parent’s and relative’s answer – They have their whole life after marriage to know each other darling :), so just take a chill pill.

Youngster’s answer – I cannot decide which nail polish shade I should buy in 15 minutes and you are asking about choosing a life partner in 15 minutes. Do you think I am doped? he hee

Question 2. How can you judge a girl as a perfect bride for you and your family?

Parent’s and relative’s answer (the experts) – Simple, she has to be fair, she has to be virgin and she has to be obedient.

Men who are about to get married  – She has to be fair, she has to be a virgin (it’s a must) and she should be very obedient.

Well, you see this is the scenario of about 70% of arranged marriages in India. I really pity those people who cannot even find their own life partner and rather depend on their parents or relatives to search one for them. Marriage is one of the two most important decisions of life but in India, this major decision is also taken by our relatives and parents.

Big Fat Indian wedding

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Just yesterday my cousin got happily married  to the girl he loved for seven years and gave a ravishing party to all our relatives and his friends. He spent an enormous amount of money on things like gifting all his friends with the same matching attire as groom’s friend and decorations which were not even needed. But  he and even his parents failed to gift their servants  a pair of good clothes to celebrate. Also, I just read this article on the most expensive marriage in India that happened just a few days ago in some state of Southern India. This marriage costs about 500 crores worth of celebration. It was reported that bride was alone wearing 17 lakhs worth of saree and 90 lakhs jewellery. We spent so much money on a wedding and the bridegroom themselves have no idea about each other, what a pun.

At last, I would just say that guys and girls, please be aware of your life and choose your partners well. Don’t let this hazard of arranged marriage happen with you too because, believe me, it’s a hoax. Also, these are my personal views and I have no intentions to hurt anyone’s feelings. So you all have the right to read this article with totally open mind and without hurting your own egoistic feelings. Follow me if you liked my thoughts or ignore if you didn’t like and be happy. Because you see friends, happiness is a pursuit and not a thing to ask from others. 

What do you think about Arrange Marriages?

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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?

do luck exists

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?

distinct luck

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?

luck factor

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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