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Why should you report sexual violence?

Why should you report sexual violence?

Why should you report sexual violence?

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Newspapers across the world are filled with various incidents of sexual violence day in and day out. Perverted & voyeuristic minds, patriarchal societies, the repression of women at every level are some of the underlying factors which have led to an alarming increase in sexual assaults across nations.

While a lot of such cases are being reported, there are thousands more which aren’t reported at all. Whether it’s the fear of being outcast or the fear of death, there are so many countries where women are scared of even going to the police station.The societal reactions make people turn a blind eye to the sufferings faced by women which could even be their own daughters. But they rarely realize that if such incidents go on, the so called civilized society will slowly cease to exist.

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Designing your home..

Designing your home..

Designing your home..

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All of us dream of having a beautiful home with lovely colours. While some prefer bright and fresh colours, there are others who go for a sober look. Whatever the case be, there is great fun is interior decoration be it deciding the colours, the furniture, the show pieces and so on and so forth.

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Save these endangered species before it’s too late..

These species also have a right to live..

These species also have a right to live..

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We humans are so selfish aren’t we? We have cut wood, trees and destroyed the habitat of animals so much so that a lot many of them have become extinct, endangered or are on the verge of getting wiped out. Humanity is about living and letting others live their life happily. Therefore, isn’t this a gross violation of humanity? Aren’t we behaving as masters of the world without a care for the precious lives of others? Don’t animals have the right to live without having to worry about their survival day in and day out?

The Royal Bengal Tiger

The Royal Bengal Tiger

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It’s quite unfortunate that despite being the national animal of India, the Bengal Tiger is among the most threatened animals from the activities of humans. While they have suffered from years due to poaching, human conflicts and habitat destruction, their numbers have increased to 2,226 as per the census 2014 which is a 30% increase from 2010. Special initiatives like setting up a tiger protection task-force, arresting poachers, trying to minimize human – animal conflicts among others has helped in increasing their numbers.

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Buddy parenting – Does it work?

Does buddy parenting work?

Does buddy parenting work?

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There was a time when the sight of parents evoked fear, tension, nervousness and so on and so forth in children’s minds. But with the changing times, parents have also undergone a sea change. They have started acting more as buddies with their children empathizing with their problems, issues and difficulties rather than just acting as an overbearing and towering presence who do nothing more than scaring them. But does this so called buddy parenting work?

Most of us have always been averse to sharing the secrets of our relationships, bad habits, parties etc. with our parents. We are scared of them reprimanding us and putting up all sorts of restrictions to not let us do whatever we want. But isn’t that because we perceive parents as those humans who are always angry and looking to scare us? What if they behave like our best friends who listen to us and then advise us accordingly without jumping to any conclusions? What if they don’t judge us based on simple incidents in life? Wouldn’t it be a really delightful feeling?

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Dance & Music bring freshness to life..

Allu's dance moves coupled with Anushka's husky vocals

Allu’s dance moves coupled with Anushka’s husky vocals

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You are sad and lonely. Life is not going anywhere as what you have always desired for. Everything seems really dull and dreary. All the energy has oozed out from your body so much so that you feel completely lifeless. What would you do to get out of this mess? Stay the same way? Watch TV? Surf the internet? Talk to someone about your feelings? Listen to music?

What if in such a situation you see and hear a very catchy song and dance sequence; A sequence so catchy that it makes you want to tap your feet with the beats. This is what Allu Arjun’s dance moves and Anushka’s songs do to you. They have the power to bring energy and freshness rolling back into people’s lives.

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How to get rid of odours at your home?

 

How to get rid of bad odour?

How to get rid of bad odour?

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Our sense of smell is as important as our other senses of tasting, hearing, seeing and feeling. It exposes us to fragrances of different kinds as well as odours which are not so pleasant. Every house and individual around the world has a distinctive odour.

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Keeping your heart and mind in sync..

Heart vs Mind

Heart vs Mind

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There are so many times in our lives when we are confused on whether to listen to our hearts or our minds. From taking decisions which affect our lives or those around us to decisions our day to day activities, we are always in a dilemma on whom to listen to. There are so many instances when we listen to our heart causing our mind to be unhappy and vice-versa. But then, that’s life isn’t it?

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Share the Load with Ariel’s Wash Bucket Challenge

Ariel Wash Bucket Challenge

Ariel Wash Bucket Challenge

In an age where equality is a buzzword for all and sundry, how can washing clothes be only a woman’s domain? Gone are the times when cooking food, washing clothes and doing other household chores was the duty of a woman. In today’s fast paced world where both men and women work in 9am-5pm corporate jobs, there is barely any time to relax. In such a scenario, its unfair to expect either partner to do all the chores at home. And therefore, sharing responsibilities is the best way forward.

In Phase 1 of this activity by BlogAdda, women were asked to blog about the startling statistics on the perceptions about washing clothes. The biggest problem with doing laundry or any other household chore is the stereotype associated with it.

“Dude, how can you even think of washing the clothes? Doesn’t your wife do it?”

“Can’t you get a maid? Why do you have to wash clothes or clean your house all the time?”

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Buzzing on ThoughtBuzz

Thoughtbuzz

Social Media has attracted almost everyone across the spectrum in today’s world. Whether its users or brands, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and the likes are popular almost everywhere. While many use it to brand themselves and create their online identities, there are others who use it to keep in touch with friends. Sharing thoughts, photographs, links, videos – there’s so much and more one can use social networks for. But don’t you find it difficult to manage all your networks? Wouldn’t it be useful to analyze the social activity across all the networks on one platform altogether?

Here’s where ThoughtBuzz comes in. This was an organization setup in 2008 to provide insights on social platforms for a user through big data and cross platform analytics across different social networks. It has offices in India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.

Thoughtbuzz Pricing Plans

Thoughtbuzz Pricing Plans

Thoughtbuzz provides a variety of social insights from evaluating a brand or a user’s social media presence to helping generate additional leads and clients to even establishing and reinvigorating the social media strategy of the organization. There are three kinds of plans (Free, 6 SGD per month and 160 SGD per month). They differ in the social networks evaluated as well as the other insights provided.

Thoughtbuzz Signup

Thoughtbuzz Signup

 

Choosing between basic and premium plans

Choosing between basic and premium plans

There is a simple way to signup for the FREE version which I tried. A user can either register by entering the user details or login using Facebook, Twitter or Google+ login. On entry, the user has to select the Country and click on Submit. The basic version allows to add only 2 social profiles (Facebook and Twitter) while the premium version allows adding 5 social profiles which includes Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin as well.

Global Twitter, Instagram & Youtube Trends

Global Twitter, Instagram & Youtube Trends

A dashboard with the global Twitter, YouTube and Instagram trends are visible. This can be customized according to one’s country. The user can add his Facebook and Twitter accounts to get going. I logged onto Facebook and imported my fans from my page ‘Aseem Rastogi’.

There is a feature for the user to engage with friends, family and other users or brands across all social networks within one dashboard. The posts and tweets can be scheduled and posted at a later date and time or posted immediately depending on the user’s choice.

The graphs and charts feature helped me analyze my reach, likes, followers etc. on both Twitter and Facebook for the past 45 days. For brands, this is an excellent feature to compare the social activity on the different social networks.

In case if there are any questions, there is also the FAQs and ‘Contact Us’ feature which is quite useful if one is still trying to get through the different features of the site without much success.

UI: Thoughtbuzz has a pretty neat and clean User Experience for users and brands to navigate through the website.

Graphs and charts: These insights which detail out the followers, likes and overall engagement of the users and brands on social networks is quite helpful to get insights on the social activity and make appropriate business decisions.

Competition: Klout provides social insights on all the social networks provided by Thoughtbuzz and many more in the free version.

Last word:

Thoughtbuzz is an interesting and easy to use social monitoring tool for various brands and users who would like to keep an eye on their social influence and activity.

Written for the Thoughtbuzz review activity as part of an initiative at BlogAdda

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – March – My post no 12 for this month.
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Singapore: A haven for foodies!

Singapore foodie moments..

Singapore foodie moments..

With immigrants from a varied variety of countries including India, Indonesia, China and Malaysia to name a few, Singapore is one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the world. Be it tourism or infrastructure, Singapore always stays ahead of its competition in every which way you could think of. Amusement Parks, Greenery, Shopping, Food, Electronics and more – there’s so much to do for everyone.

But why food? Is it even important? The  food in a country defines its culture and daily life. It defines the habits and persona of the people. As immigrants from different countries stream in one after another, they bring a taste of their country along with them. Haven’t you heard of the Kaya Toast or the Roti Prata or even the Icecream Sandwich? What are you waiting for? Read on!

I was in Singapore on a work assignment for more than 6 months and I must say that I was totally lost for choice seeing the food options on offer. Despite the variety of cuisines to taste, I have narrowed my list of favourites to the below 5 ones.

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