Monday, March 20, 2017

Hypocrisy of Indians - April A to Z Theme Reveal 2017

Hypocrisy of Indians - April A to Z Theme Reveal 2017
Knock Knock! Anyone home? 

The Solitary Writer just woke up from a deep slumber last weekend and that too at a time when April A to Z is around the corner. So, in the year 2015, I festooned my blog with a different gamut of emotions ranging from Apology to Happiness and Jealousy to Dedication and much more. 


In the year 2016, I thought of playing with lives of two individuals and thus came the He and She who were so fond of each other that they used to fight over petty issues and patch up soon.  It was fun and I was worried because those were continuous posts that required the reader to traverse back to the A post to follow the continuum.

This year I am blank. For weeks, I was pondering over the theme for April A to Z. I was feeling weird several times. Because several times my innocent mind switched between different topics. But now I have made up my mind.  I am going to present the Hypocrisy of Indians this year. 
So yes, my theme is decided. It is the hypocrisy of Indians.
See you in April! Yes, it's just a week away and I hope I survive this year's challenge.

Till then, Auf Wiedersehen,
Das Ste 
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Monday, March 06, 2017

A tyre that can do it all

A tyre that can do it all

Remember the times when you took take care of your tyre, air pressure, monitored Wear & Tear, the spare tyre is in the right condition or not? While you were worrying about these issues, great minds and auto-enthusiast at Goodyear have come up with a tyre that is not a doughnut shape for starters.  Well, it’s a sphere!

The vision of the future tyre was presented by the tyre giant Goodyear in Geneva, Switzerland on March 1st, 2016 When they launched Goodyear Eagle-360.  Here is what the spherical future of future contains:

1.     Spherical shape for ultimate manoeuvrability and safety 

The shape is the key when it comes to offering the ultimate manoeuvrability by these tyres.  The tyres move in all directions and an active technology allows them to move as needed, which ensures enhanced passenger safety and elimination of sliding from any unseen obstacle. The shape provides a fluid and lateral movement ensuring effortless and smooth movement.

2.    Sensors ensure connectivity with car and increase safety
Most of us drive the cars fitted with a single set of tyres for all terrains. However Goodyear Eagle- 360 would be equipped with inbuilt sensors that register road conditions and terrains, including the weather of the area and then communicate the same to the vehicle to improvise the safety.  These sensors also regulate the wear of the tyre to enhance its mileage. The tyres have Goodyear’s tread wear and pressure monitoring technology, which will help communicate about the wear and result in better mileage. And because these are 3D printed they are also customizable based on the region they will be running in.

3.    Connected via Magnetic Levitation
This technology would mean less noise and more passenger comfort.  Goodyear Eagle-360 tyres would not be bolted to the car, instead, they would be suspended via a magnetic field. Hence, the driving experience of the future is going to be like a dream come true.

4.    A little bit of nature
Like many other innovative designs by Goodyear, Eagle-360 also has bio mimicry. They’re imitation of nature. It is actually a mimic of the pattern of a brain coral. The groove bottom of the tyre has the same elements as a natural sponge which gets stiff on dry conditions and softens up on wet roads to help deliver an outstanding experience. The texture of the tyre also absorbs the water on the surface, which is dislodged using a centrifugal force thus reducing the risk of aquaplaning.

All in all Goodyear’s Eagle-360 shows us the path of an innovative and futuristic automobile world that awaits. It sure deserves to be amongst TIME magazine’s ‘Best Inventions in the world’ for the year 2016. Surely a great time to witness this!

Now you are impressed with their innovative products, you shouldn’t miss participating their ongoing contest. All you need to do is watch Goodyear Eagle-360 video, take a selfie with Goodyear Eagle-360 tyre and share it on Goodyear’s ‘Facebook page’  OR  ‘Twitter handle’ using #GYEagle360 and tell them why you think they are innovative.  Entry with max likes and RTs, stands a chance to win gift vouchers worth Rs.1,000. 
   

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I love my Blog

 I take on the baton of Blog Love from Aseem

Hello, people , I hope you all are doing great. It's been a long time since I wrote something on my blog. It's your motivation and constant encouragement that keeps me going. 
On the work front, I'm terribly busy. So busy that I don't even have time to look back at the place that I loved visiting and that has to be my blog. It's been this space on www where I spend most of my teen days and early twenties where my thoughts and ideas translated into stories. It's in this place where I wrote some amazing stories and you guys appreciated it through wonderful comments that only inspired me to write more.  It's the same place where I've also written some bizarre and weird stories.  Your presence pushed me up to a new level. I know it's difficult to get back to Blogging once you climbed up the corporate staircase and hardly have time for yourself. I hate myself for the same reason that I'm not writing much these days and I abhor myself to the core.

This is the valentine's week where lovers around the world would spend time with their loved ones by letting them know about their importance in their life.  So this blog post will be about my blog and why I love my blog. Blogging was once a trivial thing to me. It just started as a random experiment while I was fidgeting with my college computer during my database practical session. It was during those boring sessions that I chance upon a random blog. By then I never realised my hidden potential and it was writing. Writing came naturally to me while children of my age used to use Navneet Digest for English essays. Greta miss once told me that I should focus more on writing and asked me to mull over a different career as she thought that I had a great talent and I could really make it big in the writing world. But like any other Indian family, my life juggled between Engineering and Medicine because I was not given any other options. But I was excellent in studies too! I remember Greta teachers words when I started the blog. Since then I used to post my stuff online that include stories, poems, random ramblings and much more. I still remember the first story that I officially wrote. It was called 'The Fourth Seat' and was about a girl who was raised by her foster parents and later embarked on a journey to find her true parents in India. It was followed by many crazy stories. Now when I looked back at the old days I  feel sad because I had ample time in this world for things that I really loved doing and that was writing. 

I  remember that during those days when the blogger friends used to crib about blogging and not having much time. I usually used to snap their theories and tell them that if you love doing something then you would ensure that you would find time for it. It was unusual for me then because I was a student then! But now when I mull over the words that I once said, I feel annoyed at myself, may be I judged things too much. I really want to get back to regular blogging like blogging once in a week or so but sometimes we feel to realize that things never happen like we think. We cannot dictate terms and conditions to our brain.  It's not designed in such a way and that's why it is called as a complex organ. 

Another key factor is that I discovered many like minded people in the blog world with whom our thoughts sync. From the lot, many have turned on to be our great friends and many have even turned out to be best friends. Various blogging communities do have a crucial role in this and that role has always been a nice one.  I was once a member of an Israeli bloggers network and I've made some good friends there with whom I'm still in touch. That website got shut long ago and its owner is now a product manager at Facebook. I'm not feeling good at the moment as I'm suffering from fever and chill. I'm typing this from my mobile phone because I no longer find interest in blogging through my laptop. I even launched my laptop but my mind had some other plans and I had to destroy that plan and I am writing this bit through my mobile phone using an application called Evernote. 

Talking about blogging will be a never ending affair because I can go on and on for any duration. When I retrospect my good old days, I feel that life has been rude to me as it has snatched many things that I love or love to do. I may be irregular in blogging but I  would want to let you know that it is the best thing that happened in my life and I'm completely satisfied with it.  

I love everyone who lands on this page through Google search or through various social media networks. I want to express my sincere gratitude at this moment and thank you for always being there for me throughout this journey. I love my blog and everyone who has supported me in this journey. 

 I pass on the baton of Blog Love to Prateek Mathur
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