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Just for Fun! Five random bloopers from the net!

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We come across online bloopers everyday in the internet – be it from individuals or brands. It not only lightens up your day; but also provide an opportunity to learn. Here is a quick compilation of five such bloopers. Have you come across similar ones…do share them as comments! Facebook What’s on your mind? Off-late Facebook has been trying hard to get what’s in your mind – based on your location, mood, and what not. I am sure you would have seen it prompting the use to share some common events like matches, celebrations and so on. Here is one such attempt that I felt was not that appropriate… A Feature gone wrong — How can a Texas vs Patriots NFL match be relevant to a person in Kochi who doesn’t even know ABCs of American Football
Sharing Content for the sake of it! Here is a typical blooper you will encounter often. Simply sharing for the sake of it. It’s amazing to see this can even happen from the Gurus of inbound marketing! Dennis Ritchie passed away in 2011! It was not just Dha…

Travel Diary: Two Day Trip (Shirdi – Nashik – Pune)

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We went on a quick trip to Western part of India; specifically to Shirdi. Though visiting Shirdi was our primary goal, we decided to spend time visiting Nashik and a bit Pune. With a baby, that’s all what we could cover in four days from Kochi.

Our flight from Kochi to Pune was on a Friday afternoon. We decided to directly goto Shirdi. We reached Shirdi by around 9 in the night.

Shirdi It was my visit to Shirdi. We were barely on time to attend the night Aarti. There are two main aartis in a day. Kakad Aarti at 4:30 in the morning and Shej Aarti at 10:30 in the night. There will be a long queue depending on timing and season. I felt the place has become more a tourist place; you can if sight Pizza Hut or Mc Donald’s. The roads adjacent to the temple premises are full of hotels. The restaurants are expensive; though you can find some budget hotels as well. We stayed in a hotel named Temple View. It was a good one and close to the entrance of temple.
Nashik Post darshan at Shirdi in th…

Social Diary: Vinayak Lohani, a man who dedicated his life for child welfare

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While browsing through the new additions in Google Talks, I noticed one by Vinayak Lohani, the founder of Parivaar an NGO for Child Education. This brought me back, the memories of Social Entrepreneurship classes at IIM Bangalore and interactions with him. This blog post is a culmination of few notes back from those days and the Google Talk.

A path, different from the usual brain drain Vinayak Lohani is a simple man with few words and wonderful actions! As an elite member of the esteemed group – IIT-IIM alumni; one would expect him to be sitting at some corner office in the US heading a company or working on the next million dollar deal. Instead, Vinayak chose to work for the society, to help destitute children get educated. Vinayak is a man with tremendous energy, passion and self-belief who showed we can make a difference in society if we intend to do so. It can be with any initiatives irrespective of how small they are in the beginning. What is important is, tremendous courage and…

Travel Diary: A short road trip to Wayand from Kochi

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During the weekend of Christmas last year, we decided to have a quick trip to Wayanad from Kochi. It was the first trip of our 10 months old little angel. Though we were bit nervous;at the end she enjoyed the most 🙂 Since we were also accompanied by our parents, it was a bit less-adventurous journey.

Soochipara Waterfalls We started at around 6AM; took North Paravur route instead of the usual Alwaye-Thrissur route. We had booked at Best Western Plus Ekobarn around 2PM. We decided to cover Chembra side. Since it was already evening, we could see only Soochipara Waterfalls. Meenumutty falls was closed. One should keep in mind that, these destinations are open only untill 5PM for entry. Since monsoon was poor in 2017, overall the weather was not good. We were expecting chill; while it was as hot as Kochi!

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Wayanad The second day we decided to cover two wildlife sanctuaries. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary was closed due to worker strike. But the journey via jungle w…