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About jainchandresh

An electrical engineer with Master's in Business Management working with a MNC in Renewable Energy Sector for 6 + years , managing products and travelling across globe for work related assignments . Love to translate thoughts into words and share them with world .

The International Dreams

Yes , Everyone dreams to go Abroad . It’s an desire shared by billions of Indian be it short term or long term . Since ages , we have been hearing stories about how superior the developed countries are in term of living standard . While , Bollywood played an big role in promoting the exotic locations for travelers . On other hand , People Working at Top level of MNC inspired students to look outwards to international universities like Oxford , MIT etc to make their dreams come true .

 

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I am too part of the same bunch of Dreamers . But while many plan to settle abroad , My plan was to learn Advance technology in Renewable sector and come back to our country to promote solar/ wind Power plants .  Although my technical knowledge was good enough but lack of information about Major selection criteria including proficiency in English language resulted my application getting rejected most of the times . Being Born and brought up in Tier – 2 Indian City , Proficiency in English reading is fair enough as per Indian Standard but not at par when grammar and pronunciation is concern.

Unfortunately there was no single course/institute to help me on this matter but now Pearson’s PTE academic is helping kids out of this important milestone #DefinatelyPTE

PTE academic is an world’s leading Online English Test which helps in Demonstrating skills in English Language . It is equally useful for  Students & professionals as it is accepted in many countries and academic centers. Almost 100 % of Australian , Irish , New Zealand universities accept there scorecard . Few of the popular one are  Australian National University , Charles Sturt University , Indian School of Business , Rotterdam school of Management and at least 500 + more names . With more and more UK , USA universities and even Immigration centers are validating the authenticity of this test .

The Major steps involved in this test are  :

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#DefinatelyPTE is an easy way to cross first hurdle to your dreams of moving beyond borders legally .

SO if you are looking beyond TOEFL or IELTS and want to work with an flexible text methodology which give you option to even book an test slot just 24 hours  before and provide free text taker handbook ( PTE Preparation course ) , go for PTE Academic .

Without any human intervention , chances of error in scores is almost Nil and that’s why it deliver fastest result within 5 business days .

 

English is and will remain the unofficial WORLD’s language and to be an true GLOBAL citizen this test seems to be an smart choice to gain acceptance among peers and superiors  by proving expertise in language and opening doors to International opportunity .

Still feeling confused , then take an look at this video and decide for yourself but never let language be an barrier to your dreams .

 

 

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5 tips to make car trips memorable

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Road trips are always very memorable. Most of times it leaves happy memories but sometime it may be other way around. Although guessing all what we can encounter is impossible, but some preventive actions can help the riders avoiding the useful pitfalls.

Sharing the top 5 tips:

  1. Choose your car based on terrain:

Based on the destination, the car must be picked. Therefore, between an SUV to Sedan to off roader picking the right weapon for your fight is important specially while travelling to mountains.

  1. Keep your documentation ready: 

Permit / Licenses / Car Registration documents / Insurance copies / Driving License are the few of paperwork you must carry in original with an additional copy in your glove box .

  1. Pre-trip Checkup:

Get the complete car checkup with a mechanic / authorized service center. The Major things to look up are GPS & Music System, Brakes, Lights, Clutch Pad, Battery, Coolant, Air Conditioner and Car Tyre etc.

  1. Medical / First Aid Kit:

For trip involving senior citizens or kids , keep the proper medication specially for issues like motion sickness causing one or all of them including nausea, vomiting and dizziness

  1. Miscellaneous items:

Spare Key, Spare Water Bottle, Umbrella, Cans with additional Fuel, Torch, Contact Details of Insurance Helpline number and roadside assistance services must be handy to manage a messy car .

In addition, most importantly, even after ticking out all the check on “THE LIST”, be open to the challenges road trips throw at you which are going to be the highlight of your real life stories worth sharing. That is what makes a traveler different from a tourist, we are open to expect and experience whatever comes our way.

Saving Water , Preserving Future

Water one of the most important resource of life, without which no living organism can survive on earth, so why we are letting it get waste or polluted .Do we not need this precious resource for generations to come, are we just killing our future .

Today we are not putting our effort to safe this limited resource.  The situation is so poor that in US average water consumption is 80 to 100 gallons per person per day where as in Sub Saharan countries one has to walk about 7 miles to get only of 5 gallon of water per family. In developing countries every 15 seconds a child dies due to water related diseases.  The World Bank predicts by 2025, two-third of total population would run short of fresh water. Even today in India, there are about 76 million people without access to safe water that clearly shows our future is not at all safe #CuttingPaani .

.So, let us start thinking about little way by which we can save huge. On an average a person drinks 7 to 8 glass of water a day and many a times they may drink only half and leaves the rest .By this a least  amount of 1 glass of water on an average is wasted by one person when multiplied by population of India is 132.42 glasses of water each day . That will turn into 317808000 liters of water per day and “cutting pani” is name to initiative take by livepure ,which can save nearly 7.6 billion glass of water per day. Now to execute this initiative all have to take care that we take only according to our needs and pour rest of it into plants our trees as what we give to nature, nature will give us back. It is an easy way with very little efforts which only require little concern towards nature.

Effective conservation can also be done through-

  • Less usage of packed drinking water because unused water remain in plastic, which is a fresh refined water, and result in wastage.
  • Using of buckets rather than having showers as in there is great wastage of water.
  • Repairing leaking tap as every drop counts.
  • Putting all extra water into plants and trees.

In addition, many more small steps can turn the situation better

But this initiative should be taken by all as one person cannot save water for coming billions but billions can save for coming trillions and this is what we need today. All should come together irrespective of financial conditions; in name of betterment of human being

At last

Our small steps can give us great future and small initiatives live of live pure can make us aware about need for conserving water and our mother earth. Sign this petition and join the revolution  by #cuttingpani.

 

Ignored by society, helped by technology

“What we find by stranger’s touch is  we can say most of them are sympathetic and few of them are helpful too. Some say we are “ Divya jan “ , Some says we are “ Physically challenged “ , Some say we are living  our bad past karma , Some don’t say at all “ just move away from us “  . These strangers sometimes even include our dearest family, neighbors and even friends. In our world, we consider our self-just humans or partially human trying to fit and find our place on this perfect earth. We are people who have been limited by the virtue of our vision.  “

“When everyone started talking about cell phone, we were still trying to touch and count on the giant Landline to press the right button. Unfortunately, earlier no one consider developing a phone with Braille to assist the recognition of digits. After a while, we got hold of some cell phone with keypad big enough for us to run around our fingers and press the right key. Still, as the case goes we were still living in 19th century, as the function for the phone is limited to calls only or occasionally hearing to radio, as we are not able to use the touch screen phones. “

“Just for a moment, close your eyes, hold your phone, and see how many functions you are able to perform. Do not share the number but hopefully you know how helpless you feel.”

 

This is part of a conversation on topic of “advancement of cellular technology “ ,  I had with old colleague of mine, who has zero vision since his childhood days .

Later I introduced him this new piece of tech, BOSE Quiet Comfort Headphone and asked for his opinion on the same.


 

For him, GPA seems to be a promising tech leap, which can enable him to find and play many things without even touching the phone’s screen. Thankfully, their voice is now the power, which can run all the functions of the phone. However, Passing clear instruction and hearing the audio commands is still an issue if there is too much noise in the background. In addition, with wired earphone, there is always a risk of theft of phone or wires getting entangled somewhere.

So with BOSE Quiet Comfort wireless headphones II ordinary person can play music, receive texts and get answers without glancing at the phone. However, for him, it actually help do host of things, which was very difficult to do earlier. Consider, he is stuck at one location and just wanted to call a cab that can pick up and drop to home. Over GPA, he can command to open a Taxi app and put our destination and we can get the cab and even call the driver to inform to call back when he reaches the point, as he may need some assistance locating them. Alternatively, he want to send SOS to a friend for help or wanted to text him about being safe then he  just need to give voice command over his  wireless headphones and its done.

As very few books are converted into Braille language, literature for people with low/zero vision is very limited. However, with Good Noise cancelling headphone, they can clearly listen to audio Podcast or e-books or use Text to Audio software to listen to the pdf/word files without any hassle. One touch on earphone to access any feature on phone, can help them in exploring the major features of Touch screen phone with more comfort.

For many technology is the way to ultimate luxury and for them, it is a way to be more self-dependent and living our life with less sympathy. This little piece of technology from BOSE seems to bring right solution for the niche audience who truly appreciate efforts of inventors.   

Momma’s are the best Salesperson

Being a parent, is like riding a roller coaster ride. You never know which side your life is going to fall in the next second. Up, down, Left cut, Right cut, turn around, somersaults or even God doesn’t know the way because driving this ride is your child, with naughtiest ideas in his/her mind .

My sister Rinku was blessed with a baby girl Tanishi (Tanu) 4 years back and that was the only time when she smiled and the infant cried. Since then till time, it’s been always the other way around. Interestingly her in – laws and even her own family with 30 years old rooted relations instantly switched their loyalty.  So the current situation is that, even when Tanu sniffs, everyone gets tensed. When Rinku complains about Tanu’s tantrums, everyone just turns their ear.  So anyone who listens to their conservation without seeing their face may think Tanu is the grandma of the home and Rinku is a disobedient grandchild who is only grown up in age and not by her mind.

Mumma, I am trying to tell you since long, Clothes are kept this way not that. Listen to me, Learn from me, I had learned it from my teacher today only. I was praised for folding the handkerchief myself.”

Rinku mama, I told you I will finish my meal after TV why do you keep putting the spoon back in my mouth again and again?”

Mama, Its already bed time, You know Dr. Uncle always says we have to be in the bed by 10, but you always keep watching TV beyond 10:30, Tell me, why?? “

Being the rock star of her home, Tanu loves to play football, volleyball, ping pong and even invent few new games to play with her mama’s Cellphone. So, Blessing in disguise for Rinku is, she gets a reason to buy new phone after 6-8 months. And now she has 2-3 old phones lying around the house and the 4th one just got crushed by her tricycle with a sound of  “Krrrrrrr”.

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As Rinku decided to buy another phone and tapped happily on next generation, ultra-slim dual camera android phone, my brother in law dropped the bomb.

Rinku , I know that Tanu creates lot of trouble for you and she is the one who crashed the phone but I want you to act responsibly. I want you to get all old smartphones repaired and try if any one of them can work. I am using same phone for last 4 years and you are about to buy 5th phone in a span of 4years.  ACT responsibly”.

The silence after a bomb drop is more painful.  Although she went silent for few minutes, but busted her anger in another way “ OK , I will surely get a new phone and I don’t need ur credit card for this. I will get all the phones repaired and sell them to fund my new phone. And YES, order some food for next few days from wherever you want, as I will be busy in other works, viz repairing and closing the deal.

So shots had been fired, promises has been made but how to keep them is the real situation for now.

“Brother,  I need your help ASAP”. She posted a message on Whatsapp to me  in Delhi. ” Yes, Tell me what happened? Tanu is all right na? ” ” For God’s sake, there is world beyond your niece, Yes she is ok but I need your help. ” ” Ok , Tell me,” ”  I am sending across my 4 old phones , get them repaired from Nehru place and sell them in Gaffar Market and order me a new phone.”

” Sis , I don’t have time for doing this repair and selling thing , but yes I can order you the phone .”

“No, I have made a promise to Aakash that I will buy a new phone after I get rid of all of past junk, thus acting responsibly.”

“Ok, Send them across, I will get them repaired and the selling part, you can take care on your own. Just sell them to any of your kitty friend or Mom’s circle at any price and I will pay for the difference”.

Deal sealed!

Fast Forward 2 weeks. Rinku is trying to sell her semi-repaired phone within her friend circle. Her target price was new phone price divided by four, simple maths. As she started showing her intent to sell phone to her friends, the nightmare began. Most of them were holding on such inventories for long and have been unsuccessfully trying to do so from years. Every phone had a story to tell and bruises like warriors to show. Some had been dropped from the roof, some were thrown in anger, some were tapped and broken like eggs in curiosity on what lies inside them and few even got flushed by kids in an attempt to see the phone circling around in the pot.

In short, it was a marketplace which only had sellers with stories but no buyer for them. When the wait started to move from days to weeks to months, she finally decided to change her approach. She offered all 4 phone to family members and forced them to buy as souvenir of childhood memories of Tanu. This selling process involved lot of drama, tears, false promises and lengthy discussions. But as of now, Mom’s are always the best salesperson in the world as they daily handle the toughest customer “kid” and still emerge as winners.

So from the day the 4th phone got crushed till today which was almost 50 days, the curtain over the phone drama was finally closed. All 4 phone got sold and she happily bought the new phone and even made my brother in law say “Sorry”, “ you are the best” ,“ I was wrong “.

Even while I also ended buying one of her phone, which I thought was very small price to see the glomming smile on her face.

Probably, if Cashify was there we all could have been saved from all the troubles. All mothers can now #CleanUpCashOut and get over their worries..

You can also try and use code “CLEANCASH” to get INR 250 additional on your gadgets sale. So time to wipe out this Diwali all the electronic junk from your closet.

 

 

Increasing use of Solar power in Delhi

To combat climate change, reduce  air pollution, and enhance energy security Every Country in Planet is talking about turning away from fossil fuels and more to Renewable energy sources . Among the option of Solar is the one which is predominately getting noticed due to its application .

Delhi is blessed with almost 300 sunny days and the rooftop space  available for solar panels is estimated to be 31 km2 , giving Delhi a solar energy potential of 2.5 GW (annually approx. 3,500 million kWh).

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Some of the Major Places in Delhi which have already adopted solar rooftop system are :

  • Lotus Temple
  • Moolchand Hospital
  • Major Delhi Metro Stations ( almost 30 of them )
  • Many Delhi Public School Buildings
  • Maruti Suzuki Plant in Manesar
  • Medanta Hospital
  • IIT Delhi .
  • Major Collages and Hospitals and Hotel Chain

List of benefits of going solar  :

  • Reduction in Pollution .
  • Reduction in Cooling Requirements as heat is absorbed by the solar panel installed on roof .
  • Earning Carbon Credits.
  • Reduction in Peak Demand Load Reducing Overall Electricity Bill
  • Under net metering , excess power produced can be sold back to grid earning money for consumers .
  • Less dependency on Grid power and feasible solution for areas with deep power cuts .
  • For Industrial Consumers , Solar replace costly diesel power requirements .
  • Being part of Responsible tourism .
  • & for GOOD karma off course .

Given Delhi’s land-locked position, the high cost and paucity of barren land within its borders,  and low potential for wind or hydro power, Delhi is focusing on rooftop solar as its primary  source of renewable energy.

With current tariff power touching almost INR 6 for Residential and INR 10 + For commercial consumption , when solar power has already touched INR 3-4 / unit . It definitely make sense for everyone with a roof space to shift to generate their own power . Ideally 1 KW of Solar System Require 100 Sqft / 12 Sqmt of Shadow free space and investment of around INR 45-50,000 / KWh system . Mainly it consists of Solar Panels , Panel Structure , Inverter , Cable and Metering Equipment . 1 KW of system generate approx 1500 unit / year and these can bee designed / customized based on individual load requirements. Delhi , itself has approx 100 + installer who can provide turnkey design , installation services.

In 2016, the peak power demand in Delhi was almost 6 GW (annually approx. 28,000 million  kWh). Power demand can vary considerably across a 24-hour window, especially in summer and owing to the increasing use of air conditioning. In general, energy utilities  pay  more to meet short-term demand surges, raising the average cost of power. Delhi’s peak  demand curve broadly matches the generation curve of solar systems, which can therefore help reduce peak demands. Moreover, energy produced by rooftop solar systems is mostly  consumed at, or near, the point of generation, minimizing transmission and distribution losses.
In short, rooftop solar systems offer sustainable energy, environmental benefits, low gestation  period, low transmission and distribution losses, reduced need for distribution infrastructure,  and peak load offset that reduces costs for the DISCOMs and ultimately for the consumers.

The Government of India (GoI) has set a target of 100 GW of solar energy generation in India by 2022, of which 40 GW is from rooftops. Delhi is well positioned to lead India’s rooftop solar revolution and has consequently established solar generation targets of 1 GW by 2020 (4.2% of  energy consumed) and 2.0 GW by 2025 (6.6% of energy consumed). To help achieve these  targets, this document seeks to outline a robust and pragmatic solar energy policy for Delhi.

Alongside, govt & various private bodies are actively working on  consumer awareness of solar energy, promote capacity building,  and generate healthy competition among solar developers, so that solar power is adopted on a mass scale and Delhi becomes the premier solar city in India .

Being the Capital city of India , Everyone looks towards Delhi to lead the race ad set example for Tier-1 City and other to follow . And this initiative will surely help us in creating a SUPER LIFE #CelebratingSuper  for its citizen  and green air / clean air is the need for the hour .

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Fight the invisible enemy – Pollution

We are living in a Jungle made of Steel and concrete . Yes , that how a modern metro city can be defined . With growing Population due to  large volume of people moving towards Metro city for Job opportunities , their is a Hugh spurge in Skyscrapers  buildings for residential and commercial purposes . As per Sqft Prices are going up , the average size of a flat is reducing , no. of floors on a tower is increasing and many of the parks , garden have been legally/illegally encroached to turn them into profitable business means .

Rapid Form of Urbanization .. Buildings growing taller then EGO/ANGER of their resiednts
Rapid Form of Urbanization .. Buildings growing taller then EGO/ANGER of their resiednts

One of my childhood friend ( Ashish Kalra ) lives in a Greater Noida in a  residential complex  made by prominent Builder with 5 towers located closeby with a occupancy of almost 5000 persons . Being a prime city location , there are 18- 20 more complex located in vicinity . So a nearby park is 4-5 km away from his house .Although , as per govt rules and to market these projects the builders shows lush green parks and jogging tracks in their sales brochure but in reality most of these are converted into parking space for 2/4 Wheeler’s leaving no space for tress/garden for people to breathe in fresh air even at early morning hours . There are club houses for kids activities and RWA assembly but they are more sort of Big size AC containers .

To make up for lack of fresh air , modern solution  was providing AIR-PURIFIER in each home which can virtually make you feel safe . But me and my friend comes from a generation where we spend almost 50% of our time in our home town closed to nature , walking in woods , playing sports in green field and roaming around spotting flowers/fruits/vegetables and even taking short naps between tuition on the benchmark below shades of trees in park located everywhere in town few footsteps away .

Definitely  work compulsion have bounded to live closeby to office in these skyscrapers , but deep inside we missed those breeze of air and knew that without closeness to mother earth our kids immunity towards disease and the feel of freshness which unleash creative side of brain/mind would suffer as they grow old .

So almost after 6 months , During a meeting of RWA held to approve permission to open Restaurant on roof of all 7 towers helping them to  earn Roof Rent and fixed fees from franchise which would reduce AMC charges for all Flat owners . As the proposal was providing monetary benefit , everyone agreed to it . But ASHISH has a different thought in mind and asked 7 days to evaluate pro-cons and meet again . As the suggestion was coming from Ex-IIT , IIM passout  , Committee agreed to follow .

In Next Meeting , ASHISH Showed a Presentation on concept of ” TERRACE GARDEN ” , how the place which is currently dumped with waste building material , chillar units , Dish antenna and mobile tower can be converted into a perfect hangout place for everyone to chat / play / discuss and get close with nature .

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How it can be a workshop on growing organic food . How can it reduce cooling requirement for the building . After this he introduced a Child Specialist who demonstrated how kids of the block are suffering from asthama and other disease due to lack of fresh air and how this rooftop garden can benefit them . For Housewife’s , Senior Citizen ad kids these place can be a meeting point close to nature . The IDEA got real appreciation from all of the residents and they applauded on the thought process of Ashish which goes way beyond commercial sense and instantly brought real happiness on face of all . images (1)

Everyone agreed to contribute in term of there skill set and profession for realizing the concept and agreed to form 5 CLUB HOUSES with names derived from  ” ELEMENTS OF EARTH ” . Every Saturday was en-marked for get-together and people avoiding past meeting as they felt jailed in those club house were first one to confirm .

And After 2 months of effort and work , a portion of dull steel – concrete jungle was replaced by ” GREEN SMILE ” . A view which instantly brought relief to resident’s eyesight and people who used to spend evening endlessly switching TV Channel and kids glued to Mobile games were all on the roof . Playing , Eating , Sharing ideas and watching the mother nature delivering its magic on plants .

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It shows , being progressive doesn’t mean you are confined by virtual walls know as Status .  Rather move out and be open for all as mother nature , who teaches us perfect lesson of humbleness which treat everyone and anyone as it’s kids without playing  favoritism .

 

Similarly Asian paints has come u with a new product , one which will help us fight the Indoor Pollution ..  Royale Atoms … It’s surely makes it more than a normal paint and help everyone keep their home SAFE from the dirtiest enemies ” Pollution