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Friday, 21 August 2015

Airtel 4G - As fast as it can get

Airtel India, the number 1 cellular service provider in India with over 228 million subscribers has launched its 4G services all over India across all compatible devices. Airtel 4G had already been launched in some cities like Bangalore on dongles and then on smart phones but recently launched 4G services will be available pan India across all mobile devices that are compatible, Airtel is offering free 4G sim cards to people who want to experience marvelous speed of Airtel 4G.  

I have been using Airtel 4G since it was launched in Bangalore and I really loved it from that day onwards, the speed, the connectivity, the smooth transition from 4G to 3G ( where 4G network was not available earlier) is amazing. Now one can take advantage of the fastest internet speed all across India through Airtel 4G and the best internet speed is no more on menu of only few metro cities as Airtel has spread it all over India.

Now let us think what all we can do with such high speed internet. To be honest there so many things that we can do but all will be tough to pen down here. Here are some of the most important things I would love to do with such a high speed internet.

1. Now I can stream Audio songs anytime anywhere I want to listen without delay of even milliseconds.

2. Imagine you are in home and a kid in your family is crying to watch some cartoon or animal videos, earlier we had to search and buffer the video for some minutes and then only we could play it, but now with Airtel 4G it just take few seconds to make that kid happy again.

3. We can download a movie we want to watch in much lesser time than that it takes to prepare noodles (Not Maggie though :)). Earlier we had to wait for hours or sometimes whole night to download few movies, and by the time movies gets downloaded, the excitement and interest to watch that movie is gone.

4. Being in IT field, only an IT professional can know the importance of open source as well as paid software. Some software are as huge as 2-3 GB and now with Airtel 4G it is just matter of minutes to download any big size software anytime.

5. Only a game freak can feel the fun of playing new and different games after completing a game and with Airtel 4G now no need to wait for hours to download new games regularly.

6. With so many interesting, comedy and knowledgeable videos available only on Youtube, now no need to worry about wasting time in buffering these videos, with 4G now we can stream all these videos online just like we play stored videos on our system or mobiles.

7. As I am football and cricket freak, with high speed Airtel 4G connection I would feel relaxed to stream the matches live whenever I get chance in my busy schedule without wasting my time waiting for live stream to start.  

Airtel is offering its 4G services currently at 3G price and also if you want to get free 4G sim all you need to do is to just send a tweet to Airtel with hashtag #GetAirtel4G. Not only this, Airtel is giving open challenge to anyone who can show any other network that is faster than Airtel 4G, if you can show then your Airtel Mobiel bill will be waived off for lifetime.I think this is one of the most innovative way to launch and to do marketing of any service in India.

For more information on Airtel 4G visit http://airtel.in/4g/index

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Indiblogger meetup on Flipkart Image Search launch

What one does normally on weekends ?? Watches TV lying on couch or goes out for a movie or plays games or simply sits idle in home and seldom uses it for some productive work, but for we bloggers in Bangalore it was a different experience all together last weekend. For us Saturday was filled with entertainment, getting first-hand experience and details about new feature called “Image Search” launched by Flipkart in presence of the Product and marketing team of Flipkart. This event was jointly organized and hosted by Team Indiblogger, one of the fastest growing Blogger Community in India and Flipkart which is India’s biggest E-commerce origination at Hard Rock CafĂ© Bangalore.

Band performance to start the proceedings 

The event started with a Hell –Yeah energetic band performance to make everyone more energetic on Lazy Saturday morning, then some willing bloggers were given chance to introduce themselves and it was a lot of fun. After this meet and greet, it was time to witness real crux of the event, it was time for team Flipkart to present their flipkart image search feature and also to take variety of questions from fellow bloggers, questions ranging from “Image search result accuracy” to “Why Fliipkart is going for app only “and all these questions were answered by Flipkart product team in great details and with lots of conviction.

Excited audience listening to team Flipkart 

About Flipkart Image Search:

Image Search is a new feature launched by Flipkart on app only. Through this feature one can take image of an object or use an existing image and search for products based on that image only. Based on the image provided and options selected like for Men/Women, Clothing/Accessories and like that, app will search exact or relatively close products. We got first-hand experience of it and it was amazing to get such quick searches just be clicking images. Here are simple steps to follow for image search.

1. Open recently updated Flipkart app and select Image Search option at top

2. Click an image or upload existing image and search
           


3. Select product type like for Men/Women and other applicable categories



4. That is it, you are done.



After this flipkart session, next session was about Indiblogger and their recently launched book 10 Love Stories which has 10 short love stories by 10 bloggers who are part of Indiblogger community. Two of those 10 bloggers were present at the event and also recited some excerpts from their stories in the book. All bloggers who attend the event were provided the book. I have read few stories from the book and really liked those, especially of Bangalore based author Varsha Dutta.  


Reading excerpts from her short story in the book
Apart from the sessions, the lunch, the drink, the ambience and band music was really high class and meeting so many bloggers and social media enthusiasts at one place really made our day.

For all those who couldn’t attend the event, here are the pics that explains everything about the event. 

Thank you Team Indiblogger and Team Flipkart

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Launch of Airtel 4G services all over India

Airtel India, the number 1 cellular service provider in India with over 228 million subscribers today launched its 4G services all over India across all compatible devices. Airtel 4G had already been launched in some cities like Bangalore on dongles and then on smart phones but now 4G will be available across mobile devices that are compatible pan India, Airtel is offering free 4G sim cards to people who want to experience marvelous speed of Airtel 4G.  

Image Courtesy - Airtel Website 


Airtel launched its pan India 4G service along with a wonderful TV commercial. During the event CEO of Airtel announced what are different options and ways they are following to make Airtel 4G a big success over other competitor service providers who are there or will be coming in future, options like providing 4G experience to new users at cost of 3G with small data plans of 1 to 7 days. By proposing such awesome offers, Airtel is trying to break the myth that 4G services are very costly and not for common person.

I have been using Airtel 4G since it was launched in Bangalore and I really loved it from that day onwards, the speed, the connectivity ,the smooth transition from 4G to 3G ( where 4G network was not available earlier) is amazing. Now one can take advantage of the fastest internet speed all across India through Airtel 4G and the best internet speed is no more on menu of only few metro cities as Airtel has spread it all over India.

Image Courtesy - Airtel Website 

Here are some key points related to this Pan India Airtel 4G service launch:

1. Airtel has plans of giving free 4G sim cards to users who have 4G compatible devices and want to experience the fastest internet speed in India.

2. Airtel has launched 4G plans at almost same price as 3G plans to make more users experience it without feeling worried about cost.

3. Airtel has launched  “Airtel Challenge” Campaign for anyone who can show any other network faster than Airtel 4G, the lifetime Airtel mobile bill will be waived off for that person if Airtel fails in the challenge.

Going by this confidence of Airtel team and also by their reputation, it will be tough to beat this challenge in current time.I have been user of Airtel network for over almost 9 years and of their 4G service for over almost a year and never faced any issues related to service and speed.

For more information on Airtel 4G visit http://airtel.in/4g/index

Saturday, 1 August 2015

My tryst with stock market - V 1.1

Before I start writing this post on “My tryst with stock market”, here is the Link to my previous and only post on the same and this post is continuation of that post. In last post I simply tried to explain just 1 minor part of investing in stock market and what are the benefits of that with an example of TCS scrip. Now let me explain some more things pertaining to those points and go through the basic logic of investing in stock market. As many of you have heard through many people that that one guy became bankrupt because of stock market or one guy had to sell his property because of loss in stock market, why these things happen and why these negative things dominate the positive side of investing in stock market? The reason is simple and that is because many people who benefit from stock market in long run don’t glorify it much as compare to people who crib about negativity of stock market. So negativity dominates positivity when it comes to stock market’s perception.

Now let me explain some well documented, well explained and well researched facts about Stock market and also let me clarify before you judge me that I am not that expert in stock market but I have been reading it for last few years and also investing for last one year.

Who loses or will lose money in stock market? People who are either too pessimistic or too fearful.

Who doesn’t or won’t make money in stock market? People who are either too ambitious or too greedy.

So, who makes money in stock market? People who are able to balance all 4 adjectives mentioned above that is being “Ambitious”, “Greedy”, “pessimistic” and “fearful”. All these points come either together or alone in different ways can make or break your future in stock market.

  • If you are too ambitious, you might want to hold a scrip for uselessly long time and wait for its price to go rocket high at a time when it has already reached at stretched valuation, so you need to balance “Being ambitious”.
  • If you are too greedy, you might sell a scrip after getting mere 10-12% profit despite knowing that it still can get higher valuation. So you need to balance it.
  • If you are less pessimistic, you might not believe in some scrip which will go up in valuation, hence you won’t buy those scrips and won’t make any money either, so you need to balance it.
  • If you are too fearful, you might book loss by selling a scrip as soon as it goes down 10-12% after some knee jerk reaction due to some bad news or relatively less performance in a quarter without doing much research on company’s balance sheet and overall performance , so you need to balance it.


I hope I was able to pen down some more basic set of information about investing in stock market and how to approach it. You will not lose all your capital in stock market (as negative people spread perception about stock market) if you are careful enough and you are able to balance the 4 aforementioned things.

Next detailed information with one more aspect of investing in stock market will be followed in upcoming stock market posts.