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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New Venture : Family on the wheels

Hey Friends,

I’m so happy to announce the launch of our new Family Travel Blogsite ” Familyonthewheels” , coz that’s what we are.. Travel addicts:)

The major focus of this website is to share  what it takes to travel with a Kid along side . Believe us , it takes whole  together another level of planning and  even the experiences are different . We have been through all the phase of being a Solo traveller to roaming around as couple and now ARHAM has joined us .

Be it funny situation , when we missed our flight becaz our kid has last minute urge to pee , to getting special Upgrade in Dolphin show becaz we had Arham along . Through this website we will be sharing all our experience in terms of tips as how to make Travel comfortable for yourself and kid .

We will be more than happy if you can come over, follow us and let’s begin discussing in and all around the beauty of Travelling.

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I had last posted a very small highlight of Capri on this blog, so the detailed post is out. Read here :

  1. Capri island : An amazing Italian island, waiting for you to leave you awe struck
  2. Blue Grotto : All you wish to know of the magical charm of Blue Grotto at Capri.

As the days will pass, the blog book will become heavy but interesting to help you unravel the travel goals with amazing destinations we will bring out for you!

Follow us on our new venture – familyonthewheels.com

Blog URL – https://familyonthewheels.com/

Social media :

Instagram : Witness some amazing Nature photographs directly from FOTW lens

Facebook :  Get our Travel journey

Twitter : @TalesofFOTW 

Let’s catch up soon there! Connect with us & travel the world!

See you all till then!

Underwood’s are back : House of Card S05

 

A famous leader once said. – “World is neither white nor black, its actually a shade of Grey and to understand it, you have to read the unwritten between the lines”. That’s what this show is all about – HOUSE OF CARDS .

It is difficult to decide whether this show is influenced by politics played in power corridors of White House or real life leaders are getting inspired by this show for setting their national and international policies.

Very few TV shows have been able to achieve such popularity amongst the audience and critics as House of Card has been able to do. Since 2013, already 4 seasons of this show have been broadcasted and the great news is, it has received rating close to 9 on scale of 10 on Imdb.com every time. Isn’t that super awesome?

This TV series is an adaptation of a similar BBC mini show aired in 90’s . The show revolves around Frank Underwood (Kevin spacey) and his wife Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). Both of them with support of their few loyalist’s are on a mission to achieve the “impossible”. To conquer the epitome of power, the seat of White House, to became the President of United States of America, their greed list is long enough.

Seasons 1-2 focussed on their unorthodox strategy, manipulative & deceptive skills and out of league ways to reach the top. Season 3 & 4 reflected their art of survival while people make every attempt to de-throne them using any legally correct or incorrect possible means.

Talking about actors, everyone specially the lead actors have done a phenomenal job, creating an strong recognition which is irreplaceable for any new entrant. Dialogue’s, costumes, facial expressions, eye movements, pitch of tone are just perfectly delivered. Even the use of direct narration by Kevin with viewers between the show is well timed.

Season 5 takes the drama to another level and here are 10 reasons to cancel all your plans for 3rd June to find out what happened next !

As on 3rd June from 5 PM onwards , ZEE CAFE is bringing this show, the legendary FRANK UNDERWOOD, right to the idiot box  in a Premiere marathon.

Reason 1. : What happened after JAMES MILLER  execution ? 

Reason 2. : Is Claire still going to support Frank Presidential Campaign ?

Reason 3 : Where is the chemistry between Claire and Tom Yates heading to ? 

Reason 4 :  What storm did the  News story in Washington Herald  against Frank is going to create in senate ? 

Reason 5:  Will Frank be able to handle the Tom Hammerschmidt before he finds out another well kept secret of him. (Reporter who has sworn to dig out all the dirt from past of Frank) 

Reason 6 : Will William convey the democrat candidate for Presidency be able to survive against Frank Underwood? 

Reason 7 : Is Viktor Petrov ( Russian President ) going to influence the results of presidency Elections. 

Reason 8 : Can Frank Convince Senate for a Full fledged war against ICO ? 

Reason 9 : Does  “America Works” Bill sees Light of the Day , will Frank be able to pull out and implement the AMWORKS Bill within congress ? 

Reason 10 :  Is HOC S05 really inspired and depict the Ideology and working theory of current POTUS ( Donald Trump ) or it’s just a coincidence . 

Luckily we got a sneak view of Season5, E01 i.e Chapter 53 and Yes, it answers few questions along with opening of many more ghosts from the past episode to complicate the life of Frank .

Some spoiler alert is HERE: 

Starting Scene shows Clarie narrating story direct to the audience in first 30 sec of show, which may hint that she is going to overpower Frank and be the lead character for the rest of season. Also, there are few more explosions reported in Chapter 53, favouring Frank’s stand to go on war with ICO. And yes, the Idea of putting Homecoming of Terror in the minds of AMERICAN People is working! Its a bloody evil story!

Lookout how this season follow the theme of “WE MAKE  THE TERROR, WE BRING THE TERROR ” #HOConZCafe

Frank Underwood is coming to India with the television premiere of House Of Cards Season 5 on Saturday, 3rd June, 5 PM onwards, only on Zee Café!

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The Peri Peri magic – Nando’s , Nehru Place

The peri peri sauce and it’s magical flavour is the soul of this place … Easy to locate in Epicuria , situated right opposite to Dhaba by cladridge ..
They have ample of choice in term of Non veg food and alchoholic​ beverages .. Veg option are limited but you can find the right thing to order ..Even they have kept a Kid’s special burger .

First glance at menu make you think , ” oh they are expensive “, but when they inform that with meal you can take unlimited soft drinks /frozen yogurt /peri peri sauce from a self serving counter . You feel just the opposite -” Dude , it’s a jackpot deal ” .
So we tried garlic bread (which was a bun ) , Veg platter with rice and exotic veggie and pasta . Serving size was cool and prep time was 10-12 min . During which you can sip coke /sprite /Fanta as much as you can .

Taste was ok considering veg dishes , as the place USP is chicken .. Icing on cake was they provided colors and drawing sheet to my kid . He got totally engaged in it and we parallely enjoyed our meal after long .

Overall : One time must visit for veggie’s to try this concept and non-veggie seems to be a regular repeat customers .


Cost for 2: INR 800
Table reservations : Must on weekends during dinner time .
Kid’s Menu : Burger specially for them .
Service : Quick and very appreciative
Theme : South African music and ambaince is prominent
Parking : In Nehru place metro station ample is available .
PS: Ask for your royalty card and you will get Free Burger /Chicken on every 3rd visit on bill above 300 INR .

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We like to MOVE IT , MOVE IT !!

Grandpa!! There is an emergency!!! There is hurricane which is refusing to die out, pls help me ;help me sail through it”!  And suddenly I heard the sound of stick falling on other side of receiver.

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My Grandpa who is an epitome of patience hurriedly called everyone in the home closer to the phone. He was worried, and why not, apple of his eye, sitting in Greece, on his f645f7ddbea5faaa8aea68e0fc8f591ab_grandpa-cliparts-free-animated-clipart-grandpa_800-1067.pngirst ever international trip, thousands of kms away was begging for help! Silence!

 

Pls switch on the TV;  You Check the weather in GREECE on Internet; you check trending hash tags on social media about any such hurricane! The last prediction was of clear sunny days for next 3-4 months. Bet me on, this global warming is going to turn everything upside down; this is going to change everything!

I was hearing all this conversation & finally screamed.

 

Daddu, just wait! At least listen to me on phone. The weather is good, no need to check on Internet or TV. This hurricane is not the one to be made viral over social media.

This is happening all inside my STOMACH.

Oh my god!

And with this I heard release of tons of musical Co2 over phone . That’s what we define as a “Sigh of relief”.

Ok Ladoo, tell me what happened ??

Daddu, since I left Delhi, I have been on buns, breads and pasta all the time. From last 3 days may be due to jet leg or change of food pattern, I am facing severe problem of constipation. Even the local medicines did not work 😦 “

” I tried the medicine available in my kit as well, but nothing seems to be working. I am stuck in the hotel room and feeling like shit … waiting for the shit to come!

Daddu, what should I do? And please don’t tell anyone about this.

And then there was a cyclone of laughter stuck over the phone. As grandpa was listening all this on speakerphone & my uncle – aunt, cousins were all listening to our conversation. Sad to know that 😦 .

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Ok Ladoo, Let me help you get rid of it. I’am sending you whatsapp of 2 Aasana’s (Yoga Aasnas). Try these on 15 min each and drink 2 glass of hot water and then call me back”.

Wow, it worked like a magic! In next 1 hour the Indian remedy had started to show its results. It happened, without any medicine, without any extra euros flowing out of my pocket. I was so relieved & ready for great evening then!

Thanking Grandpa, he explained me the importance of Yoga. YOGA has been an integral part of Indian tradition and culture since ages. What medicines and expensive gym equipments cannot do is easily taken care by following some simple exercises known as YOGA AASANA’s.

You used to wonder what we bunch of oldies do in garden at 5 am in morning … But that’s exactly what world has recognised and have been following. Check Youtube which is flooding with globe opting, following and preaching yoga. Even if possible, try to switch to using Indian style of Toilets  (Squatting Type) rather than relying on the sitting type toilets which was designed only for royals or diabled. Remember IRFFAN KHAN in PIKU trying to explain same logic about how Squatting style is as par human anatomy which does not chokes the rectum and help in proper bowel movement. Anyways, come back home and I will teach you some basic aasana’s which will also help overcome any jet lag or headache. And once you regularly do them, it will increase your immunity to great levels. “images

Thanks Grandpa.. My focus is back on exploring Greece rather than roaming in around toilet for now and Long live the INDIAN AND CULTURE”.

Wow, I was indeed pleased at this amazing therapy, which gave me proud of being an Indian & following Indian culture 🙂

Going back to the roots is the way ahead..

Checkout how Lufthansa is Celebrating  India’s growing global influence in latest  TVC  #MoreIndianThanYouThink.

Mystery of Alien and Babloo-Dabloo

This time the “Trendsetter” Colgate of our family had indeed set the trend for a young mind just bubbled out of the egg! Yes, having a chirpy 2.5year old son gaining his creativity and an enthusiastic mind with Colgate magical creatures was a deadly combo to me.

Ever since he had been looking at the TVC’s of Colgate; he was eager to cook what was this upto, since it pictured kids and some curious characters. To me it sounded some “Curious case of Mr..Blah Blah” novel by Enid Blyton but to my kid it was a “Must pack” to be brought home.

And the after enough of bluffing and fooling him around(since I had already 4-5 Colgate packs in stock), a deadline was given to me. And then “Blogadda” came to my rescue, dispatching the “magical story boxes” right to my doorstep.

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And then I was hanging with my little boy, who was curious to know every object from Comet to Alien, from Rocket to spaceship. Yes, I re-visited my “bachpan” with Colgate magical stories once again, when I solved the “Mystery of the Cunning Alien and Babloo-Dabloo” to save the planet earth.

So here goes the Story which I towed on my able shoulders of helping my baby save the mother earth!

There was a big storm, form of Tornado sweeping away the trees, with huge sandy blows. Houses were getting cracked, people were getting panicked and rushing for safety. News channels were quoting visibility of some “dangerous creatures” not from the Earth! Who were they and what were they upto?

They were being called as “Aliens”, they flew in thousands towards the earth, which brought the tornado sweeping away everything. The day those alien ships landed, the earth cracked and started drifting away. Humanity was in panic.

Suddenly, there emerged 2 superman from our team earth, who were small kids; Babloo and Dabloo, so true of their hearts, who wanted to face these aliens. Despite objections, they confronted the aliens only to find that they also were taken back to the space to get their mission possible. They sat in the Rocket and flew towards the space only to explore the beautiful galaxy. The Moon, the planets , Oh Venus, Jupiter, they crossed them all only to find that they landed on a very dusty and rocky structure which we called as “Mars” .

Their curious questions about the comet tails, the planets orbiting around the sun, separate moons of Planets, sharing their experiences on earth, left the aliens in a “Friendly match” with Babloo and Dabloo. Kids then asked them their mission of attacking earth and to their surprise, these aliens just wanted to live like humans on the earth. They wanted to understand what “Love” means. They wanted to know the importance of a “Family”. They themselves wanted to have the innocence of a  Kid and lead a life full of compassion and Unity.

They had attacked earth, to research the human behaviour and get back the findings to implement on their planet. And it was so wonderful, these kids got those emotions alive in them.

They were really happy to understand the world of Love and immediately began to send the kids back to earth via luxurious spaceship with some lovely souvenirs for people of earth. 

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So the story had the Moral value for my kid, he understood the reality of the world wherein “Humanity & Love” works. He confronted that the world can be won not by attacks and revolts but by peaceful discussions and understandings. And yes definitely, he has outgrown his age kids when it comes to “Astronomy for Kids”.

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Thank you #Colgate for helping us create #colgatemagicalstories for the little munchkin!

I am blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate .

Need of Air Purifier!

Do we need AIR Purifier’s?

Every now and then we hear that “Delhi” is the most polluted cities of the world. A recent study published in Journal -Lancet has quoted that “Country’s air is turning more toxic by the day”, with Air pollution killing 2 people in India every minute .

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Its so frequent to read that PM2.5 levels in Delhi are 10-15times higher than what WHO has prescribed (>120micrograms/cubic metre)

! Approx. 18000 people die every day due to immense Air pollution

! >80% people are exposed to high Air pollution levels

! It all is leading to more and more people getting prone to Pneumonia, respiratory problems, Lung cancers, Heart problems, Pulmonary disorders

! Every breath we take is a killer breath, be it breathing in the garden for the sake of jogging & walking

Isn’t all this scary? Further its not just an Outdoor pollution, it has come to notice that Indoor air pollution (being termed as Silent Killer)is  a major health problem for close to 3 billion people globally . Leave globally, we can’t even ask to keep homes properly ventilated due to the amount of toxic air outside the homes.

So what leaves us with the measure?

Let me share you my own example living in Delhi & having a 2year old kid. In Oct he had severe chest congestion which was not being recovered even after multiple strong doses for kids leaving the doctor frustrated.  With immense discussion, my doctor suggested me to leave Delhi for next 15-20 days & move out in Hills or small town just to breathe fresh air. Well that might sound funny or crazy, but this instance can measure the intensity of the problem with kids who are being brought up in tis environment . Yes, we did not go to the hills due to other commitments but then we made a choice of getting an “Air purifier” installed at our place .

With the single reason, at least we get chance to breathe pure air for 8-10 hours daily, leave aside any immunity factor.

So let me just brief you as to how Air Purifiers actually works:

The air inside the homes is more dirtier and can be house of many air contaminants. Moistures can lead to spores formation , even cooling systems circulate dust & bacteria’s. Entry of pollens can easily make one allergic.

Most commonly Air purifiers use fine filters that filters various particles, big & small circulating in the air. This filter basically exchanges the air using a fan to draw air via purifier. The dust & particles remain on the filters of purifier & pure air circulates in the room. Hence it is suggested that finer the filter is, better the functionality . HEPA Air filters are one of the kind which are made from tiny glass fibers which have immense protection from these air pollutants usually above 0.3 Microns. More the air passes in filters, cleaner will it become.

Now the question comes to selection?

Well we believed in “Pureit from HUL” which removes 99% of 6 widest range of pollutants in just 1hr-

  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Dust (like airborne micro-dust)
  • Particulate Matter (like PM 2.5 and PM 10)
  • Air Borne Bacteria (similar to Tuberculosis and Conjunctivitis)
  • Air Borne Virus (similar to H1N1 and Influenza)
  • Allergens (Pollen, Mold Spores, Dust Mites and Pet Dander)

It also comes with World’s First Refresh display, which refreshes your room air every 13 mins and shows you how many refreshes have happened since the purifier has started working.

It also has some unique features as :

  • Air Quality Indicator -detecting the pollutants & displaying every 2sec
  • It comes with 3 different fan speed
  • Have no-noise sleep- Using Night mode
  • Low Power consumption -as low as a ceiling fan.

Why we feel that Pureit air Purifier is one of the Best in Market ?

  • It is the only Air Purifier certified for a measurable efficiency of 99% removal of 6 different pollutants in an hour.
  • Their devices have not originated in China, rather have been designed in world class standards in Korea.
  • It runs Asia’s first Air Lab, which is the only lab in Asia that can test Virus removal.
  • It is a known brand in Water purification, making about 1 million water purifiers in India alone every year and is the world’s largest Water Purifier Brand.

Let’s join Pureit in their awareness campaign towards Air Pollution in Delhi & help ourselves lead a pure and healthy life!

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