Stop Living, As If You Will Live Forever

Follow your passion, get a life, you will only live once & many other such motivational quotes inspire every ounce of our blood every now & then. These words of wisdom help us to rise from the ashes & help us in performing best. Motivation is never a problem nowdays, especially with the rise of social media as more & more people have access to the internet & can get motivated at any hour of the day. Although, life is meant to be simple, yet we ruin it by running millions of thoughts. Thoughts are not the only reason for our misery, we become somber by looking at other people’s lives & forget what makes us happy. Our happiness depends on other people’s happiness. We often feel we are losing on life if we don’t post happy pictures on Instagram, Facebook, or any other social media platforms. So, we do things to impress people we don’t know. While doing so, we lose ourselves & that leads to a sad & unsatisfied life. There are many layers to life & explaining it in simple terms is certainly not easy. With some recent events in my life, I realized that we live here as if we are here forever. We want to impress others so that other form good opinions of ourselves. Rather than finding what makes us happy, we rely on the outer world to provide this. With our greed for wealth, fame, luxury, etc. We are continuously running behind something & somewhere. We are so much fascinated with the future that we forget about the present. But, like everything, motivation, thoughts, healths, etc, are all perishable. So, we need to remind ourselves again & again our purpose in life & remember we are not here forever.


Our life is only for us, to make it, create it, live it & do whatever you feel is worthy of your time. Here is one of the contradictions of life. What if we like to copy others & love to bully them. Then the question arises, are you happy while doing that? Most of us determine our happiness based on the standards set by society & follow rules set by them. We do what is best according to society & not by our own wit. The biggest problem of following other’s advice is not the path but lack of love for the work. We are doing it, not because it may or may not make us happy, but because it brings us stability. As per me, if you are not happy, you are already half dead. Happiness is grossly underrated & people often mistake happiness with the amount of wealth; which is a basic mistake everyone is making. There is no correlation between how much a person is making with how happy a person is. Happiness is intrinsic & hardly anyone is aware of this fact. We relate happiness with wealth & thus follow wealth to reach happiness.


If one looks closely enough, we live in the world for around 70 years. Out of which, in starting 16 years, we are knowing about the world & figuring out our interests. From 50 to 70, our health deteriorates & we may or may not be in great physical shape. That leaves us around 3 decades to live & how we live those 30 years determines how fulfilling lives we have lived. Even during these 30 years, we are busy sleeping, enjoying, traveling, eating, drinking, partying, etc. That left us with a handful of years & even during our short stay we are constantly frowning & drowning in our sorrows. But, for a moment, if we kill our fears & pursue things we want in our life, we can do wonders. If the ultimate truth is death, then why to pursue something that we love?


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Let’s start with life. What is life to you? One of the most common answers is it is “Unpredictable.” Nobody can confidently say that they have planned everything in life even, the time of death bed. There are many flavors to life & unpredictability fits in it perfectly fine. How often it has happened, that we think something & it happens completely opposite. We are not sure if by taking specific steps we will reach our destination & the same has been mentioned in the holy books as well. One shall focus on process & not on results. Thus, there is no guarantee that you can reach your goals while following a specific path. As there are many paths to goals. No two days are same as time is constantly changing. There are so many granular portions that make up a life. So even if there is some change in any of these parts, the whole system changes. Hence, it makes life unpredictable.


Like the only sane person in the world. We want to control our life, we carefully choose our path & assuming every missing piece will fall in the place (wishful thinking). We are so engrossed in the positivity that we ignore all the challenges & aspects which are not in our control. We can only control a handful of things in our life & still we feel, we are king of this life & can pull off anything. One can call it arrogance or wishful thinking or any fancy name one can think of. Yet, we can’t even predict if we will be in a healthy condition after the end of the day. It is so unpredictable & uncontrollable.


This is not a sad or depressing post. However, if you ever observe your surroundings with an open mind. One can come across many incidents where people left us without any problem & the reasons maybe even weirder in some of the cases. Sometimes without any fault of one, he or she finds him or herself in dreaded condition. Even the present situation of covid is another example of how unpredictable it is in nature. A small virus shuts down the world for good six months & even after six months we are reluctant to resume our normal life. So, if we can’t control even the most important factors that can ruin our life. How can we be sane enough to think life is ours & we are here forever?


How do we deal with life?

After reaching adolescence, our mind, body & thinking changes drastically. We are about to reach our prime & it seems nothing is impossible. Our dreams fuels our life & like an animal preying on its food. We follow our goals & some of us eventually reach there. Yet, only a handful of people are such dedicated & determined. Most of us are still processing what we want in life & this vicious cycle of finding what we want carries on till we lose our zeal for the goal. We start our rat race to earn money without any effort to rise mentally & emotionally. We start to value money, property, assets in such high regard than the nature of human beings that we start seeing life through these parameters only. We forget that all the materialistic things are perishable, but the impression of one person lasts. Because of which we still remember the heroes from hundreds of years back.

We are ready to cheat, hurt or use any other method to get what we want & if this happens successfully, we are creating an example for other people to follow & each one of such people uses dirty tricks worse than the others to reach higher. We do all the bad things for what? For the life that we want to control & dictate every aspect of it. Yet, none of us can reach this stage. Even for the most powerful ones, life is unpredictable & uncertain.


What is my take on life?

What is life
We are here only for the only number of years & how we impact the world to the best of our efforts shall be our motive. There is no wrong in having a goal & reaching it by working hard. Yet, that doesn’t give us the right to harm anybody, no matter how powerful we are, we should respect others & act humanly. For people who are not able to find the work, we love to do.For some, it is photography, for some traveling, for some coding & the list goes on. Don’t get disappointed keep looking for it as a child. Try different things & see if something clicks. Sometimes, things will not be simple & straightforward. Yet, we should try, as if we don’t have dreams, then what is left in life. When things are so uncertain & unpredictable & there is no certainty if we can see the next day. We should live our life like it is our last day & start doing what we love to do.


Our ancestors didn’t have such opportunities due to lack of finances, food & infrastructure made it hard for them to pursue their dreams. However, we are in one of the most comfortable times in the world. Technology is changing every day, rather than every minute. After completing our daily roles & responsibilities, we can pursue our dreams. Even if one doesn’t have a dream they can enjoy family time or enjoy any other things that one does. But, don’t forget to appreciate life. Don’t say no to things that are important to you, but can’t do because of commitment, don’t ignore the friend who wants to have a drink with you, don’t skip that phonecall when someone calls you to know about you. But, remember your priorities, you can’t pick every call that is not good for you, you can’t go out drinking every day with people. One has to set priorities & follow it. Balance every aspect so that you can live fully. The knowledge is unlimited, but the only thing missing is our interests.




Fishing In Tacoma

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Fishing in Tacoma can be one of the best and most enjoyable experiences that you will have. It offers you a lot of fish to catch, and you can do so while on vacation. Fishing in Tacoma is easy to do if you take the time to learn about the areas that are best for fishing. When you know where you can get the best fishing, you can be more successful and enjoy your trip much more. If you live in Tacoma, you will want to make sure that you have some idea about where to fish. The biggest areas for fishing include the Nisqually and the Skagit Rivers. If you live in an area with a large amount of salmon, you will find that the Nisqually River is also very popular. If you do not live in the area, you will probably want to consider fishing the Nisqually. You will want to check out the Skagit River. It is located just south of Seattle and you will find it easier to catch salmon in this river.

If you have never fished before, you should take a class in fishing to get the information that you need. This will ensure that you get the best and the safest chance at catching as many fish as possible. Even if you are a beginner, it will be better to take the time to learn about fishing. When you are looking for some of the best fishing in Tacoma, you will want to look at the different lakes that are in the area. You can find some great spots that you can catch many different types of fish. You will also want to look into the rivers that are near Tacoma so that you can use them as your favorite spots. You can also find some great fishing in Tacoma at the various marinas that are located in the Tacoma area. You will be able to choose from small or large boats that will allow you to fish. You will be able to fish for some of the larger and more important types of fish, including salmon and trout.


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Once you decide where you will be able to fish, you will need to figure out what kind of gear you need. to use. Some of the bigger and more expensive fishing gear will need to be brought on the boat, but you will be able to use lighter gear if you would rather bring on your own boat. The best thing that you can do when you are going fishing in Tacoma is to look at all of the different fishing options that are available to you. If you know that you will be bringing your own boat, then you will be able to use some of the bigger fishing boats that are available. If you are not going to be bringing your own boat, then you will need to pay attention to the smaller fishing boats that are out there. You will want to take a look at any boating websites that are available in the internet. They will help you see all of the different fishing companies and boats that you can fish with. If you have never been to fishing in Tacoma before, then you will want to take a trip up to the area to see what fishing is like in this area. You will be able to take advantage of all of the fishing opportunities in the area, even if you are new to this type of fishing. Fishing in Tacoma is something that can provide you with years of enjoyment, even if you are just beginning to fish. For some of the bigger fish, such as salmon and trout, you will want to bring along a few baits, line, hooks, lures, and tackle boxes. All of these are items that you can find at a local sporting goods store in Tacoma. You should also make sure that you bring along some small hooks and spinners to use on your fishing trips. When you are fishing in Tacoma, you will be able to enjoy the waters and the scenery of this beautiful area.


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Best Quotes From “How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky- Naval Ravikant”

Naval Ravikant is a much-celebrated angel investor, philosopher, advisor, in short, a tech superstar. His bits of advice are hardly taken lightly & rightly so. Having worked for decades, he has gained enough knowledge to share it with the world. He is the guiding light in this haphazard world & anyone who has listened to him can vouch for the same. Sometime back he started a tweetstorm with the title How To Get Rich. A tweetstorm, that took the world like a tsunami. His wisdom, knowledge, thought process is breathtaking to experience. His work is an inspiration for any mind. Every one of his tweets is a gem & finding a few very important ones is a difficult task to do. Yet, there are always a few that rise above the rest & this post will cover a few of those magnificent tweets. These are just a glimpse of the genius & I would recommend watching his video on youtube with the same name & you will be amazed by it. Great way to learn something new & important. So, here are few best quotes by Naval Ravikant while explaining the world, about how to get rich without getting lucky.


About Money:

Quotes on Money By Naval Ravikant
Businesses, assets, that you earn while you sleep. Wealth buys you freedom.

Money is how we transfer wealth.

Wealth is a positive-sum game. Status is a zero-sum game. Politics, sports are an example of a status game.

To win in a status game, you will have to pull somebody down & it makes you an angry person.

Everyone can be rich, wealthy, & successful. It is merely a question of education & desire.

You can’t be normal & expect abnormal results.

You are not gonna be rich by renting out your time. To become rich, you should own equity, business, or some form of asset.

You are replaceable, as you are doing the work within set instructions. Sooner or later, you will be replaced by AI, Robots, or some new technology.

Heroine & the monthly salary are two highly addictive things.

You can become rich by creating something for the society that is required by society, but it doesn’t know how to get it yet, at scale.


Escape competition with authenticity.

People should play long term play with long term people.

To create things you, have to be rational optimistic.

The giants of any industry are those who can build & sell.

Read what you love until you love to read.

The ultimate foundations are logic & maths.

Motivation has to come intrinsically

Don’t partner with cynics, and pessimists. Their beliefs are self-fulfilling.

We’re descended from pessimists. We’re genetically hardwired to be pessimists.

Arm Yourself With Specific Knowledge

Specific knowledge is found by pursuing your curiosity.

There is no actual skill called “Business”.



About Doing:

Doing is faster than watching.

If you are willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later.

Embrace accountability and take business risks under your own name. Society will reward you with responsibility, equity, and leverage.

People who can fail in public have a lot of power.

If you have high accountability, you’re less replaceable.

Product and Media Are New Leverage.

An ideal business model has network effects, low marginal costs, and scale economies.

In an age of nearly infinite leverage, judgment is the most important skill.

Judgment is knowing the long term consequences of your actions.

The people with the best judgment are among the least emotional.

Even though what you work on and who you work with are more important. Work as hard as you can.

Impatience with actions, patience with results.

On a long enough timescale, you will get paid.

When you’re finally wealthy, you’ll realize it wasn’t what you were seeking in the first place.

The money will solve all your money problems. But it doesn’t get you everywhere.


A calm mind, a fit body, and a house full of love must be earned.

Get rich quick schemes are just someone else getting rich off you.

Figure out what you’re uniquely good at, and apply as much leverage as possible.

Envy can give you a powerful boost, or it can eat you alive

Negotiations are won by whoever cares less.


Above are some of the best quotes from Naval Ravikant but not limited to this. He became one of the most renowned voices in the tech field for a reason & that reason can be felt with this masterpiece while explaining the world, about how to get rich without getting lucky. His unique point of view on diverse aspects of life is a lesson to learn & to acknowledge it.

Traveling During The Time Of Covid 19

Corona is far from over & each day, it is setting records every passing day. The cases are rising & after months of lockdown, people have realized one thing & that is they have to live with the virus till the vaccine arrives. As the vaccine is far from the reach, people have moved on with their life & started traveling using public transport. Trains, planes are resuming their services & even people are no more afraid to travel. With proper safety measures & protocols in place, traveling is not an issue anymore. I recently traveled via flight & through this post, I would like to explain my experience of traveling.

Every airport is taking extra efforts to maintain hygiene & social distancing. However, with the population like India, maintaining the distance between two people is a difficult task. Authorities try hard to inform people about the rules & guidelines, yet people find it amusing to break them. So often, people are reluctant to follow the rules, those rules that are for their safety. Especially when the rules are laid for their safety. At the gates, one person will sanitize the bags using a spray. A good thing about the pandemic is becoming paperless. Using paperless mode for verification should have been adopted much earlier. So, after verifying temperature, writing down personal details, verifying flight details, you are permitted entry. A mobile boarding pass will work perfectly fine nowadays. So, if you don’t have any luggage bag, you can directly go to the security check-in & wait for the flight.


While entering the airport, there are fewer people nowdays to avoid crowding of the place & a great way to avoid any spreading of the infection. So, only a few airport staff, airline staff & people traveling will be present on the site. There is no rush as such at the airport. So, you can relax after completing all the hectic process. Just before boarding, there will be a box full of face shields, masks, sanitizers to help you stay safe. It is recommended to use all the assets available to be safe. Everything is the same as it was before COVID except masks & face shield. If you expect people to maintain distance, you will be truly disappointed, people here don’t follow any such rules & it seems they are fearless & ready to challenge the virus. So, as the prime minister of India has conveyed that your safety is in your own hand that holds true in this situation. Airlines have done all that they could do & traveling should not be of any problem. Your safety is their priority & they are doing a terrific job in that.


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I traveled after a long haul of 6 months & from the outset, I know things will be a bit different from the pre-COVID times. But, with no vaccine in the sight, it is sensible to carry on with life & resume regular living. As this disease is transmissible, the best you can do is to take all the precautions & carry on with life. Now is the time to behave sensibly & bravely. One can’t hide behind the door for the time vaccine comes out. So, better to take life in your control & start moving ahead in life. As even if everything is slowing down, there is one of the most important things that is not stopping, TIME.








Snowboarding Lessons

Snowboarding is a sport that has been around for about two decades and is becoming more popular every passing year. People are getting more & more into this sports snowboarding is one such extreme sport which is only becoming more extreme every year. There are snowboarding events throughout North America every year where people who love snowboarding get together for meetup, skate, glide, and ride. If you have ever wanted to try out snowboarding but are scared of it or don’t have much experience then it is time to take a look at some lessons. Taking snowboarding lessons can be a stepping stone to start your journey.


Snowboarding Lessons

Snowboarding lessons are a great way to take your skills to the next level. There are different types of snowboarding lessons that will help you learn different tricks and tips on how to snowboard. It is important that you choose the right snowboarding lessons so that you get the most out of your time and learn as much as possible.

The first thing that you want to look for in the right snowboarding lessons is safety. Most people don’t have any idea how dangerous snowboarding can be and there are so many people who have lost their lives while snowboarding. It is always best to go with someone who has been snowboarding for years with a lot of experience, as well as choosing best quality snowboarding gear.


Snowboard Lessons


You also need to learn the proper technique for snowboarding. Some people love the thrill of riding the rails and freestyle tricks while others love to just learn how to slide down the side of a hill. There are snowboarding lessons that will teach you how to do all of these things. Make sure that the instructor can explain the technique in such a way that you will understand it without having to read a book. Another important aspect of learning how to snowboard is how to protect yourself from the elements. This is where the safety gear comes in. There are special snowboarding boots, helmets, and other items that you need to wear that will help keep you safe when you are on the boards. Make sure that your instructor explains what you need to wear before you take off.


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If you want to start snowboarding, then you may not have time to take lessons because it is so popular at this time. However, you can still take lessons online. There are some great websites that teach you everything you need to know about snowboarding and how to become the best snowboarder that you can be.

A great idea is to try out some of these websites before you make the commitment to getting some lessons. You will find that learning how to snowboard doesn’t have to be difficult and it doesn’t have to take a long time to get the hang of it.


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Conclusion:

There are several different styles of snowboarding that you can learn. Freestyle snowboarding is one of the most popular styles and there are several different steps that you can take to get better at it. You will want to start by finding a website that offers beginner snowboarding lessons because it is easier than you think.

If you want to know how to snowboard better, then you will want to get more advanced snowboarding lessons because it takes more skill and knowledge. It is very important for you to understand the importance of wearing safety gear and taking care of your body when you are on the boards.

If you have never snowboarded before, you will want to start out with basic lessons so that you can learn the basics. before you move onto the more advanced lessons that you can expect to have in your future. This will allow you to build a foundation for your snowboarding skills so that you can easily move forward.


Why Choose Youth Hostel As Your Next Stay

Traveling solo requires courage, energy & lots of planning. During an extended trip, it is quite evident that people may feel lonely sometimes. In a foreign land, where everything like food, environment, language, culture, social activities, etc are unique to your experience, it is easy to get dejected at some point in time. There should be someplace that can help you overcome all the surprises, the uniqueness of visiting a new place has superseded these shortcomings to an extent. Yet, there is something else that one can do. Staying in youth hostels is one thing that can help you overcome all these factors. In this post, I will list down many benefits of staying in hostels that will encourage you to try this at least one time. A place to cherish uncertainty, excitement & some wild stays. Staying in a hostel will become one of the memories of your trip. I will cover topics like the advantage of staying in youth hostels, why youth hostels should be in your list & my experiences of staying in different hostels in different countries. Traveling is one such activity that enhances the mood substantially & makes a person happy & staying in youth hostels will certainly add on to this amazement.


Benefits Of Staying In Youth Hostels: 

*) Affordable:

There is no comparison of prices offered by youth hostels, usually, the bunk beds are chosen by backpackers hence keeping it affordable is the sanest thing to do. The price of a bunk bed can be as low as Rs 200 per night in some of the hostels. The number of beds varies from 4 to 16, because of which the rates are very affordable. Staying in a youth hostel will be very cost-friendly. Also, there are many options to choose from so availability will never be an issue.


*) Culturally Enriching:

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Many backpackers from all over the world stay in hostels. So, far I have enjoyed the company of a wide range of people ranging from South American, Britons, Japanese, South Koreans, etc. This is one of the best points of staying in hostels one can talk to people from different cultures & backgrounds. It is very refreshing & amazing to learn about different cultures & places.


*) Local Insights: 

Youth hostels hire people from the local places, this means they are very well versed with the local culture, environment & can suggest you some of the hidden gems about the city. This is not only about the local touristic site but also the safety measure. While my stay in Vietnam, the hostel receptionist helped me with a few safety measures that helped me a lot during my stay. Staying in a hostel can allow you to find all these unattended questions.


*) Next Adventure: 

Every hostel has a billboard, a place where people put their requirements. While on the roads, the only certain thing is uncertainty. If due to some reason or miscalculation, one is uncertain about the next place. This billboard can come to your rescue. Many backpackers hire cars or bikes or are looking for some partners. If you are lucky, you can find someone with similar interests & decide accordingly. Trying new stuff has never hurt anyone in this life.


Next Adventure (Why Choose Youth Hostels As Your Next Stay)

*) Never Be Alone:

The place is always throbbing with people from different backgrounds & cultures. Staying in a room, you will often meet them during breakfast or dinner. Yet, this will not be any problem. The people are generally very friendly as they are travelers & explores & have seen cities. There is a high chance that you will find someone like-minded & can share a long-lasting friendship with.


*) Wild Parties: 

As the name suggests youth hostel is for youths & youth from the European countries are truly wild. They believe in enjoying their time with full energy. They drink like anything & they party like anything. Hostel parties are fun & exciting, they play games, listen to music, drink, dance & enjoy the time. For enjoying parties, one needs to visit the place when the tourist season is on. As during that time the place is truly lit. It is always recommended to enjoy such places while you can.


*) Best Trip Organisers: 

Every youth hostels have short tour providers that will take care of your needs. They will pick & drop service from the hostel will save you hassle big time. The tour services are not only easy to book but are pretty affordable as well. One can find all the famous & some new tours that will help you in exploring the place. Also, they can help you arrange rented motorbike, cars, cabs, etc. With the help of hostels, I was able to tour Cu Chi Tunnels, Sand dunes, Chapman’s peak & whatnot.


Why You Should Choose Youth Hostels?

Many people are not fond of the uneasiness of sharing a room with complete strangers. Some people crave for privacy, personal hygiene, etc & it will not be completely wrong if one will find it difficult to find all these things in a hostel room. So, people who are not comfortable with staying with strangers shall avoid booking a hostel bed. Further, in dorm rooms, sharing washrooms is one of the other aspects that will be a downtick for many travelers. Washroom hygiene is one uncontrollable aspect, as it is entirely dependent on the people visiting the place. Although, hostel personals take care of hygiene to the best of their abilities. Yet, it is not easy to maintain the same all the time. Many travelers don’t like to compromise on their hygiene & staying in a hostel for them may be a tough task for sure.

The youth hostel will tick most of the remaining points. It is one of the most pleasurable experiences that you can ever feel. There is a rawness, uniqueness & new avenues that is unprecedented in the usual hotel stay. The energy of the group & constant collaboration with the new travelers will keep your energy high. While traveling solo there will be a time when one will feel lonely. During those times, staying in youth hostels can change the mood in seconds, one can have a conversation with other solo travelers or can join group tours to cure their loneliness.

Because of the many great points, choosing youth hostels over a regular hotel is one of the best decisions one will ever make. It is hard to ignore such an energetic, unique environment. So, any solo traveler who is yet to experience such an environment shall surely try it once & experience it yourself.


My Experience of Staying In Youth Hostels:

So far, I have been to places in Aisa, Africa & the European Union. All the youth hostels some of the stays were truly eventful. One time I stayed in a hostel based on the theme of How I Met Your Mother. Another one was just across the ocean, one youth hostel is located in one of the most active streets of the city. In Barcelona, I stayed in a hostel in La Ramblas Street which is considered as a haven for the backpackers. I usually choose a hostel based on its location & price. The hostels in the best location will charge a hefty amount. Still, the price won’t be that high that it will pinch your pockets. I enjoy staying in youth hostels, it is a very energetic place to stay in. Of all the time I stayed in hostels, there are only good memories. Along with the dorm rooms, youth hostels also have a private room.


From Where To Book Best Youth Hostels:

Booking.com

Booking.com is one of the oldest sites to book accommodation. The listings on the booking.com are good & with basic filters in the place. This site is perfect for booking your next stay. The site is easy to use & if booking any accommodation in Europe. This should be your go-to site for sure.


HostelWorld

The Hostelworld has probably the largest collection of hostels in a wide range of countries. It doesn’t charge any booking fee. Thus, you might well save some bucks over there. It is popular in Europe & the US. There is also an option of comparing hostels which is an added advantage considering your requirements. So, this can also be a great place to book some hostels.


Hotels.com

Hotels.com is one of the latest sites that have cropped up in this busy industry. Hotels.com has a wide range of hotels to choose from. This site is famous for hostels & if you can even check hotels.com recommendation to book the best of the best. Further, throughout the year, one can find discounts & special offers. Thus, it is best to check this option.


To know more about the best places to book hotels, you can refer to this link. A memorable trip is incomplete without a proper stay & these sites will give you the best options to choose from.


Best VPN Service Providers In India

Virtual Private Network is used by the internet community to secure the internet safely & securely. A technology with which users can hide its real location, IP address & other online activities. Lately, many users are using this technology to become invisible in the internet economy. With the rise of social media, uncensored contents, things have become really tough for the government to censor & to govern it. The easiest solution to avoid all the hassle is to ban all the sites that don’t suit your requirement. Many government are doing blanket ban on the apps, sites, etc either due to content, geopolitical tension, or any other reason. India has witnessed the same in recent times. Due to geopolitical tension with China, the Indian government banned major players like TikTok, PubG, Wechat, etc. With a huge number of users in India for all the major apps, China must have felt some hit in their revenues for sure. Geopolitical reason one reason, data privacy & saving oneself from data theft is another. So, the people are opting for VPN services to save themselves from any mishappening. VPN services are highly in demand in the European market. VPN services India are still not mainstream but some people do use them. Below are some of the elements that can be banned by the government.


Apps:

India recently banned TikTok, PubG, WeChat along with other apps on the grounds of stealing data. Data theft is the only aspect of the ban. Many people made a living out of these apps. People belonging to a small town with no excess to the great studio, editors, sound systems, lighting, etc became popular on the platform & earned hefty amount through advertisement. But, with a single decision, they lost one mode of earning if we don’t include entertainment as one factor. Banning TikTok might be a strategic decision for the nation.


PubG:

PubG is one of the fastest-growing games in the world & a tournament wining can be around thousands of dollars. Players around the world live- stream their game on Twitch & earn handsome money for that. A game that opened up new horizons for the gamers & they can earn from playing it. How banning Pub G will impact the young minds can only be known afterward.


Content:

Platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, or other OTT platforms can be censor-free in a place like India. A place with so much diversity, culture & sentiments. Some or the other contents might be not suitable for the viewers & because of which, not everything can be watched. So, content that is available in America might not be available in India & so on.

A government deciding things about a person doesn’t always go well with the people. Some people bypass all the security & can access to all the things censored using a VPN service. VPN service is a great way to bypass securities & access most of the banned content. So, there are plenty of options to choose from. Below is the list of best VPN services in India. Some of the best places to beat censorship.


VPN Service Providers In India:

NordVPN:

NordVPN is one of the widely used VPN services in the world. This service claims to be the fastest security on the planet, with 5500+ VPN servers worldwide, Block malicious websites & it works on all devices (it works with more than 5 devices at the same time) Some of the added pros are easy to use software & one can pay with the bitcoin. Further, it comes up with lots of exciting offers timely.


Nord VPN service India

ExpressVPN:

Express VPN is easy to use service with widely distributed servers, it can be accessed by distributed networks & TV networks like smart tv, firestick, etc. The installation is super simple & can work on more than 5 devices at the same time. Ads can sometimes bother users. But apart from that, it is a pretty sweet deal. The servers are located in more than 90 countries.


Private Internet Access VPN:

Private Internet Access promises its customer super fast connection speed, an unimaginable 10 devices at the same time, more than 1500 servers across the various geographic locations, ad blockers, no traffic logs. It is covered by most of the publishers & trusted by many users. Like some of the VPN service providers, this also accepts bitcoin as a payment method.



CyberGhost VPN:

Rated among the best VPN services available. CyberGhost can be downloaded from file sharing websites like filehippo. CyberGhost has more than 6000 servers all around the world. One of the major drawbacks of this service is the high fee. If a user wants a dedicated IP address then they can opt for this service. Like most of the VPN service providers, this can also block ads & it supports 7 devices at the same time.


Surfshark VPN:

Surfshark is among the lowest fee provider. It charges quite less than the major players like express VPN & Nord VPN. A huge list of servers & can be accessed on unlimited devices at the same time. This VPN services are a steal deal. Also, one of the rare features of this service is camouflage mode, where the internet provider will not able to figure out if the user is using the VPN service or not. Also, this VPN has 10 libraries of Netflix.


Safer VPN:

Safer VPN is one of the fastest browsing speed, more than 1300 servers, unlimited server switching, no-logging policy & can be connected to the 5 devices at the same time. Like all the VPN services this also allows privately, secure internet.


TunnelBear VPN:

TunnelBear has a network across more than 20 countries in the world. It is one of the providers with great privacy policy. A very affordable product that can help you to bypass local censorship. It has a plugin as well that can further smoothen the process. TunnelBear can operate in more than 5 devices at the same time.


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IPVanish VPN:

IPVanish has more than 1500 servers across more than 75 nations offers high-speed connection. Some of the features are no backlogs, unmetered connections, encryptions, etc. 10 devices can join the network at a single time. IPVanish doesn’t publish an audited report that can be a drawback.


ProtonVPN:

Proton VPN has servers more than 1000 servers located in 54 countries. It offers high connection speed, strong encryption & protocol policies, & an interesting feature of kill switch & always-on mode. Kill switch will help you to disconnect from the servers if the network loses connection. While always-on mode reconnects the network with the servers. Proton VPN comes up with Tor support which is used to view onion sites with a single click.


Why You Need a VPN?

VPN not only allows you to view content censorless. However, it is one of the important accessories in terms of privacy. While connecting to public wifi, there is a huge chance that some evil mind will be looking to hack your phone & your valuable data. The instances of which are on the rise in recent times, using a VPN can make you invisible & can save your identity.

It is now well understood that advertisers track your IP address & by using your browsing history, they bombard the user with the ads. Using a VPN in India or anywhere in the world can allow you to stay anonymous & untraceable.

VPNs can help you view & enjoy the content which is generally censored due to government strict rules. If you are interested in Netflix US, you can do it easily via a VPN service in India.

So there are many use cases for VPN in India or the world, topmost being Privacy & security. Thus, this is up to you to decide, if you want all those things or not. If you are not willing to spend a fee for the VPN services, it is highly recommended to use Brave Browser once. It is the newest browser & only browser that PAYS YOU FOR WATCHING ADS. Users receive BAT token for viewing ads in the brave browser. They have an inbuilt Tor browser to bypass local censorship & recently they have come up with a built-in VPN service if you opt for it. A fantastic way to keep your tracks private & no digital imprints. So, maybe VPN services in India might be the next big thing.


India Is Crying For Help, From Blockchain Technology

India is the 7th largest country in the world & probably the most diverse population in the world. These are just a few of the many good points about this place. Hailed among the world’s largest consumer base, because of which, every big company is betting on India as the next business hub. However, with such a huge landmass, diversity, culture, state politics & widely distributed buying capacity. Is it the right place to bet on?. One can not deny the fact that the per capita income of India is mere ~Rs 1,35,000; it has one person among the world’s 10 richest people. Thus, there is inequality in some sense & a hint of how unevenly distributed wealth, infrastructure & facilities are. As most of the people are yet to be educated, there is a problem in implementing revolutionary technologies. People here are reluctant to use new technology unless & until it becomes absolutely essential for their existence & for this reason, the focus on innovation & R&D is very limited. Because of reluctancy in adopting new technologies, India is still using generation-old practices to carry out works. Even today, there is no digital copy of important documents like case files, land records, past owners, government orders, etc. The inefficiency in working may not be limited to not adopting technology or trying a more efficient way to work, corruption at every level doesn’t make things simple either. India can be a place to experiment with this upcoming technology of blockchain. Some of the fields mentioned below, but not limited to these can be revolutionized with the use of blockchain. However, technology is one aspect, but making it user friendly, considering the limited knowledge is one aspect that is required to be solved.


Land Records:

India has a 7th largest land parcel & 2nd most populist country. In India, the land is generally is passed on from one generation to the other. But, with the rise of industrialization, SEZ (special economic zone), Industrial zone, etc. Many of the agricultural lands have been converted to these highly functioning areas. But, the snail pace of converting land ownership is still a bottleneck for this booming country. Ask anyone & the first thing they will say about India is its land reforms. So, why is it so difficult to make land available for the development. In fact, getting land is one of the major reasons for delays in the activities. The delay in obtaining land is due to unorganized land records. There is no concrete document to determine the ownership records or transfer or lease documents, anything that can determine the ownership with transparency. To add on, fake documents of the same land records with different owners is another nail in the coffin. Till now there is no centralized portal to keep the record for various reasons, but with blockchain, this can become very simple & transparent. A non-mutable decentralized chain that can store all the records till date & that can be accessed by everyone is the solution India is seeking for. This way land records will be clean & can not be manipulated by any greedy person, this will lead to transparency in the process & transactions in a much smoother way & will also show transparency in transactions.


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Supply Chain:

Globalization is the reason why one can afford brands not manufactured in their country. With countries opening boundaries to big companies is not only boosting the business but also counterfeit products. China is one of the known players for counterfeit, they can literary produce counterfeit products of any brand you can think of. Not only finished products, but even the raw material can also be adulterated which can lead to bad quality products. A person who is paying a handsome amount of money for products wants to know if the product is genuine or not. Blockchain technology can successfully store all the information on the system. It can track the origin of the product, raw materials quality & if there some below-par ingredients used. This will ensure the quality & built trust with the consumers. With a QR code, one can check the whole history of the product.


Welfare schemes:

India is a massive country & a lot of its population depends on the welfare schemes & some sort of benefit. The system to help the needy ones is in the place. But, these are not direct schemes, there is a large chunk of these funds which are distributed from the governing authority which used to take a cut while distributing. This system is changing now, with govt sending benefits directly to the bank accounts, abolishing middlemen. Blockchain can simplify this process with smart contracts, a contract that starts & stops based on the conditions without anyone overlooking it. A simplified & efficient process that can be quick & will not take efforts to maintain it, as it will be automated based on the underlying principles. Also, the transactions will be completed in the fraction of time & the transaction charges will be peanuts compared to the existing terms.


Insurance:

Insurance is one industry that sells fear. Many people fall into this & take insurance for the time of misfortune. However, taking insurance is the easier part. The tricky part claims, so often relatives are not able to claim the amount against the misfortune. Review of reimbursements is a tedious process & it takes a lot of time to execute. All this can be transferred into the blockchain. Imagine a place, where a person signs a smart contract document & it gets executed automatically on complying predetermined conditions. This will build trust between the parties along with making it more efficient. Also, the contract will execute automatically once the conditions are met.


Real Estate:

Real estate one institute where people invest their large chunks of money. One of the costliest assets in the world, investing is not that easy in Real estate. One has to spend millions of Rs to invest in the property. However, imagine a situation where you can buy real estate property equivalent to 1000 INR, just like stocks you can buy part of the property. With blockchain & smart contracts, this is possible. One can buy a small portion of the property & can enjoy renting benefits. This will open up new avenues & investment opportunities & all these transactions will be automated which will encourage the trust & transparency in the transactions.


Banking the unbanks:

The banking system came into the picture to help people store & earn some interest for parking their money. But, a system that was supposed to help the needy decided to avoid them as they are not profitable enough. This has created a lot of problems for people who can’t afford to become part of this system due to some or the other issue. Blockchain doesn’t require any such protocol. The whole system is open & anyone can transact or use it. This will be massive for the people not only owning money they can lend money & earn some interest on it. Decentralized finance is a booming industry & the method of lending or collateral is slowly picking up the pace.


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User Privacy:

Privacy is now considered essential even for the digital age. There are so many reports that exposed big companies using data without your knowledge; companies like Facebook, Google, Tiktok, etc are blamed for stealing data without the user’s knowledge. Yet, there is no progress in privacy factors. Companies have amended the privacy policies, however, the trust is lost for the good. With blockchain, one can choose the avatar, that it wants to share with the world & allow things that he or she wants to share. A solution that is much needed in today’s time where the user has the power to control what or what not; he or she wants to share.


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Online Games:

The success of fortnight, PubG, Pokemon Go, Cryptokitties, etc proved the craze of games in the life of a person. People buy accessories, weapons, clothes & whatnot in the virtual world. The gaming industry is still in the early phase, once technology like augmented reality & virtual reality industry becomes mainstream, people will prefer to stay in the virtual world more than the real world. It is that influential & realistic. But, with tokenization people can use tokens to buy virtual accessories & trade them. With blockchain overlooking various stakeholders, the transactions are always authentic & transparent. With the use of the tokens, the world will become truly borderless & will not require the conversion of currency. Using game tokens will be universally accepted & not only one can trade or buy from it. They can also earn while playing games. Brave browser is one such example that allows you to earn BAT token for viewing ads. Ads are the main source of income for Google, sports, news channels & many more. Earlier consumers were forced to watch ads without their liking & their data were shared with various marketing agencies. However, a brave browser changed this & it is one of the fastest-growing browsers. Using a brave browser & earning BAT tokens is just one example of the utility, there are a plethora of unventured avenues that can be touched with blockchain & made much more efficient & reliable.


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Conclusion:

Above are some of the few industries that can be revolutionized with the use of blockchain. Some of the industries have even started integrating blockchain into their ecosystem. Companies are realizing the benefits & use of this technology. Bitcoin which is a peer to peer digital currency has already captured 1/10th of the gold market, that too considering Gold is in the existence since 1000’s of years, whereas bitcoin, is only a decade older. Ethereum is another blockchain technology that is gaining expertise in developing smart contracts, decentralized finance. There are so many great ideas that could radically change the world from the current scenario. Blockchain is one such technology. Bitcoin has already proved to be efficient, a blockchain that is yet to miss a beat & working absolutely fine. Taking inspiration from this technology, we can use it in various industries & make it more efficient. There are so many companies that are using blockchain to create something & open up new avenues. The government in the developed nations is already taking giant steps towards blockchain & sooner or later this will change the shape of the world. Blockchain is still in the early phase, but with all the development & interest, this could really turn up the heat.



Blockchain can be a game-changer for the country like India. As there are many loopholes in the existing systems & due to loopholes, there are many inefficiencies. Because of inefficiencies, people are not trusting the system & as a result, people try to bypass the whole system. On the other hand, blockchain can be designed without any governing body & doesn’t require any trust to perform, as it works fine without anyone supervising the process. So, blockchain may be the hope that emerging countries are looking for. Anything that has middlemen & requires human intervention will be replaced by the trustless nature of blockchain.




5 Ways Travel Is Good For Your Mental Health

It is common for many people to easily get burned out considering how fast-paced life has become. You add to this the responsibilities that need to be attended to, other’s expectations of you, and your personal hopes for yourself and you will surely be overwhelmed.

The stress of dealing with so many things with a seemingly limited period often times push people to the edge. Others who were so emotionally and psychologically strained ended up taking their lives. This is why taking a break and traveling is highly recommended.

Temporarily pulling yourself out of your usual schedule and going to other places pose many benefits. Here are the 5 ways why traveling will do wonders for you.


It Is A Means of Rediscovering Oneself:

Do you wonder how your life has become so predictable and boring? Do you feel like there is nothing to be excited about in your life? Has the situation become so hopeless? If you answered in the positive to these questions, then something needs to be addressed soon. A way to do that is by traveling.

Going to another place will help you rediscover who you are. Many testified about how they have found their passions during a trip. Traveling widens your horizons in ways you cannot imagine. Getting acquainted with the different cultures and various customs broadens your perspective on so many things.


5 Ways Traveling Improve Your Mental Condition

It Increases Happiness Level

Stepping away from your daily grind is a way of rewiring your brain. This will help boost self-confidence and mood. Living new experiences allows individuals to lay low and shed off the feeling of being trapped in their problems and responsibilities.

Being able to visit places gives a sense of liberation that is exhilarating. This does not only happen during the trip. The thrill starts with the planning and all the way until a few weeks after the travel when one reminisces about the experience.


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It Increases Creativity and Improves Productivity:

There is so much inspiration in the places you visit. Being able to immerse yourself in how people do things in their own unique way tickles certain brain functions that enhance imagination.

Also, being able to travel offers a chance for people to improve their productivity. As traveling offers the opportunity to sleep, relax and let loose, these have a positive effect on the cognitive processes.


It Makes You Flexible:

Going on trips is not just about the excitement of planning and looking forward to doing something new. It is also about being flexible and resilient to whatever comes your way. Not everything about how you envisioned about the travel will happen exactly as how you want things to be. There will be instances when you have to come up with another plan to be responsive to the situation.

Having to face adversities in an unfamiliar territory lets you think outside of the box and to give up control on the things you can do nothing about. It teaches patience and to deal with bigger and more important issues than the seemingly menial ones you would normally fuss over.


It Combats Stress:

Overall, traveling combats stress. Going to work and dealing with all the responsibilities tend to distract people from appreciating things that really matter and worry about even the smallest things. So, taking a break from all the hustle and bustle is necessary for you to just relax, rejuvenate and recharge.

Being away from anxiety-causing situations lower your cortisol levels. This will make you more content, calm, and at peace. Just imagine the same kind of zen that dual diagnosis treatment centers offer.

This is even backed by a study showing a significant drop in stress levels a mere two days after going on a trip.

So, are you ready to pack your bags now?




Author Bio: Patrick Bailey is a professional writer mainly in the fields of mental health, addiction, and living in recovery. He attempts to stay on top of the latest news in the addiction and the mental health world and enjoy writing about these topics to break the stigma associated with them.


Where Is The God? Part 3(Losing A Job)

The year 2020 has not been the best year for most of the world. The coronavirus outbreak has started havoc which is out of control & predicting when this will end is difficult at this point of time. There is no other way to control it apart from social distancing. However, is it that simple to stay at home & wait till the dust settles down? The answer varies largely with the crowd. With people having enough money are more than happy to spend time at home. But, people who are already poor are finding it difficult to spend their day; they are getting anxious about survival each passing day & in growing economies the situation is much worse. Although, these are two extreme ends of human well being. There is one more part of the society, that is not talked enough. These are middle-class people who rely on jobs for their monthly needs. Middle-class people spend most of their life wondering how to buy, a house, a car, etc. They are dependent on the monthly payments for all the big expenses like house, car, etc & because of lockdown & drop in the consumer demands, companies have started to lay off the employees & during this time when world’s economy is sliding into the recession, finding another job is next to impossible. So, imagine the situation of that person who has all the liabilities & just lost the job during this crisis. These people must be wondering where is God?


With problems piling up of one upon the other, the way always seems to be bleak & many people get discouraged about their future. What a person can do during this time when everything is lost?. In my opinion, the best way to deal is to try once again; but, it is harder than said. Many times situations like this will come; when things are not perfect, but like a warrior, one should try it for one more time. There are always many perspectives to an object & it depends on you to choose that suits your growth. Our mind gets filled with negative thoughts very easily & it takes lots of effort to only allow positive thoughts & during these times, having a positive thought is a hard task indeed. Yet, the only favor you can do to yourself is to think positively. Choose to fight rather than to quit & encourage yourself to imagine a positive future. The moment when you find positives in life & you will feel amazed to see there is always some positive thoughts or quotes during the hour of the need as if some powerful entity is looking for your well being. Maybe the God you were looking for.


But, to build a positive mindset, one should build something, read something or upgrade existing skills & not having a job may be the blessing in the disguise you were looking for. There are many examples of people who started some business while not on the job. You may or may not be among such league but you will surely learn something out of it & that will help you in the future. Sometimes business is not about money, the internet has opened a lot of previously unimaginable avenues. You can start a youtube channel, an Instagram account, a Facebook fan page, a blog & so on. The opportunities are numerous, just an intent is needed to overcome obstacles & do something. Even when every door you perceived is closed, there is always a small opening that is there for you. So, being ready for that moment to shine is the best way to spend this free time. Always remember like everything else this shall too pass you just need to keep your faith intact.


Always remember losing a job, may or may not be your fault. And remembering this shall be great in building both your career & life. You might have lost a job due to loss in a business company not having enough funding, no market for your business, etc. All these factors may be the reason for laying off which is not entirely your fault. Thus, it is recommended not to doubt your abilities & utilize this time to sharpen your blend edges. If you are good enough, you will eventually break through some walls. A few years back I have read a post, that was about how to get a job I want. It was a fantastic post considering it taught me how easy cracking a job is, if you are good enough for that. Sometimes you are not good enough & rather than taking this to your ego, take this feedback to improve upon yourself. After getting feedback about your work, work on improving your shortcomings. This is the best you can do. However, always remember you can only do your part & results are not in your hand. They may vary with the situation & many times you will be frustrated with it. but you will be in a better position to deal with. So, don’t judge your efforts by the results but the steps you have taken to improve yourself.


Maintaining motivation is very hard as it is hard to fake something. Still, you have to find things that you like & imagine the goals you want to achieve. Once you can imagine your goals, you will get the much-required push to sprint towards your goals. Hence, it is said to write down your goals, as it will keep you reminding about the place you want to go & if you try from your heart, the chances of achieving it will be very fair. Don’t let distractions grab your goals.


By now you will be amazed to see how losing a job can be a blessing in disguise & God gives you those small opportunities when the world is not all green. God is in those dreams, that is not letting you sleep & keeping you on your toes. Thus, now is the time to work & follow your dreams. It might not be all sunny but, once you achieve what you are seeking, you will be ecstatic. Happiness does not always come from following your passions. But, sometimes it comes by performing your best & enjoying the struggles.