I’ve loved you for a Thousand Years!


It’s  friday and this is the song on loop.  Plug in your headphone and listen to it!


Have a good day and keep rocking!!

Aadhaar Card in Nagawara

So, Guys – I figured this out quite recently and it’s been a God Send.

On the way to Elements mall – there’s a small building just before Elements mall where the wall is all painted RED with “A1 GOLD”.  That’ Gowramma Complex in Saraipalya.

First floor , you have Pooja Enterprises. They are a Private company running all Aadhaar services along with many others like Passport, PAN, etc. Typically they work alternate days, weekends get really crowded. Weekdays –  less than 4 or 5 people, expect your work to be done in 30 minutes maximum.

Below is the guy’s details –



Also, quick details on the info I gathered for kid’s aadhaar card –

  1. Below 5 yrs, no study certificate needed.  Just need Date of Birth Certificate for kids, and Parent’s aadhaar card.  Bear in mind, the kid will get the same address as parent, and the card will get delivered to the same address. So if you are like me – with a wrong address – first get yours updated. That should take 15 days to reflect online. With that new aadhar card, you can go ahead and apply for the kid.
  2.  Above 5 yrs, same process. An extra document is required – Study certificate from School.  This has to be signed by Principal with green ink.

They are charging Rs. 300 for new Aadhaar card for kids, and I think it’s good if we can get it done before this one  closes down.  I’ve seen many private centers close down already.

P.S.   –  I’ve put all the information I know in the post.  Please don’t bombard me with more questions, I will be forced to ignore.


News Portals & Apps for your reading pleasure

We are all flooded by news every minute, do I need to recommend more? Yes, if you are a non or average reader like me and like to hit google news every now and then to find out what is happening. But, the recent RIL Acquisition of Network18 got me thinking.

When I started handling TTP almost an year back, I made a list of all the blogs that covered indian startups and few international must read blogs. Every day, I diligently went through each of the blogs, which gave me lot of useful insights on how founders, PR agencies and other factors worked in the entire game. Feedly became my must read stuff everyday, a new habit I never noticed until recently.

As TTP painfully ended mid may – I no longer write at TTP, but still scan all the blogs and read all the important pieces published everywhere. Now, with nothing to write, I started reading more. text and topics. As Narendra Modi became PM and I became aware of feedly’s super powers, I added more and more sources.

With my feedly fully equipped to deliver all the useful and useless stuff to my laptop, I realized that I have stumbled across very insightful and lesser known blogs. For my dear readers, here is the list –

a) NewsLaundry : http://www.newslaundry.com
The website is rich with lots of opinions and the best part of it is the clothesline, which is a hilarious video take on current media. Make it a part of your reading routine.

b) TheNewsMinute : http://www.thenewsminute.com

Formed by several veteran journalists, this offers unbiased news and lot of links to other websites with content worth reading.

c) Quartz India: http://qz.com/india/

I first came across this when reading Mahesh Murthy’s views on Flipkart and Myntra deal and am stuck to it ever since. They publish really cool info, with lots of charts and unique news.

d) Scroll – http://scroll.in/

Quite Insightful. Watch out their left side scroller, and an article explaining today’s news in brief. Must add to your list.

e) LiveMint – http://livemint.com/

Although doesn’t quite fit here, it’s one of the best digital newspapers I’ve seen. Some of the articles are delightfully detailed and accurate. The last one I read was on RIL Acquisition.

If you still crave for the regular dose of news from TOI, Economic Times, DNA and other regular media outlets,there is an easier way : News In Shorts App. Just install the app on your Android Phone and read the regular news in much faster, efficient way.

NewsHunt is another app worth mention. Apart from adding a whole lot of  e-papers, it sends push notifications when an important event happens.  It’s good enough to keep you looking sane in any conversation.

What are your e-treasures when it comes to news, politics and opinions? Share here.

Have a  good day and keep rocking!!

How to know your kindle email address

I write for the tech news website, TheTechPanda. In return, what i get is pure satisfaction and joy. I write for my own good. Many friends asked me how much I am earning thru writing.  No cash as of now, but doesn’t really matter. May be if I get cash someday for writing here, my husband and daughter would have more surprises! 

The editor Prateek is a nice guy who loves reading books I guess. In return for our work, he offered all our freelancers that he can buy 2-3 books of our choice. Any day, this would make me more happy than money I guess. The very first title i sent to him was :

The Art of Choosing – Sheena Iyengar.

When he asked for my kindle id, i did reply with weird answers because i did not knew what kindle id was. Finally, i googled and amazon had it in FAQ.

Here is how to find yours:

1. Open Kindle

2. Click Menu

3. Go to settings – page 3

4. See the sub section Send-to-Kindle Email.

That’s it.   

I got my book and cannot wait to read. This is my first payment for writing on this website.This book is written by a blind lady and has amazing reviews. Let’s see how i find it.


Have a good day and keep rocking!!

How to create custom ringtone on Samsung Galaxy s2

My husband is in goa with his friend. Some time back,  he wanted the intro song of the telugu movie “Denikaina Ready” as ringtone in his s2. So, while he left his s2 home during his trip( thanks to my daughter) – I wanted to surprise him by setting the ringtone. I connected the usb and got lost in the whole list of folders displayed.

This came to my rescue:

It’s all set now – waiting for him 🙂  Putting it here, just in case I would need it again and again later…

Have a good day and keep rocking!!

Smart short messaging with iPhone

Once iOs is out, the iMessage has taken the world by storm. Personally,  all my family owns iDevices, and I frequently send them messages to find out how they are doing. Although my typing is pretty good, sometimes – iPhone’s auto correct and your laziness make the chatting a bit difficuilt.

While I was browsing through the Settings, found out that you can set up shortcuts, and just typing short cuts will present the entire text in your message window. Common, say thanks to me for sharing this tip! 🙂

Go to Setting ->  Keyboard -> Shortcuts.



My hot favorite website collection

I could go on and on and on… but here’s few which I would think are worth checking ..

1. http://zenhabits.net/ :  check for yourself and see. The habit-cultivating propagator, his blog posts are simple and thought provocative.

2. http://www.killerstartups.com/ :  Ultimate guide to see things happenings around startups, interviews and lot of other interesting stuff.

3. http://www.pluggd.in/ : Guide to best Indian startups, advise and much more.

4. http://yourstory.in/ : Another website covering Indian startups, the content looks more mature over here. Should dwelve in, if you really have time to read, not skim through.

5. http://www.livestrong.com/ : Ultimate fitness article. The editor’s articles are very interesting, and thought provoking. All your fitness questions are already answered, in elaborate articles.

6. http://wordpress.com/#!/fresh/ : The best blogging pieces on wordpress, selected everyday. You will find some hilarious, some really cool blogs over here.

7. http://www.marcandangel.com/ :  These are the list guys on Internet. They have XX things to do ( XX for any number) on any situation. I find their posters and quotes quite good.

8.http://ereadernewstoday.com/category/free-kindle-books/ : Time to check, if there are any interesting ebooks for free.

9. http://www.makeuseof.com/ : Go there, and make use of it 🙂

10.  http://indusladies.com/ : All-in-one collection for Indian ladies, in India or overseas.

Try these, may be you’ll like a few too! 🙂

Have a good day, and keep rocking!!