Sunday, August 28, 2016

Great Initiative by the UP Government

We have always associated the state of Uttar Pradesh to be that one of riots, goons and a political ground for aspiring politicians and have formed a conclusion that nothing good can happen there.

Well, from some months now, the situation is slowly changing.

The Better India forum that displays positive aspects of the nation recently pointed out that the U.P Government has come out with a great initiative against a social evil. The Child Marriage! And, also atrocities against women.

This new program 'Power Angels' has aimed to to rope in young girls to check crimes against women. And, they have already succeeded in preventing 1100+ child marriages in the state. More than 80,000 young girls have joined this program in just 6 months.

Read more about it in detail here. 


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Purchasing a Laptop? Follow these Logics

I recently came upon an article on what to look out for when you are about to purchase a laptop.

Just 4 months back, I purchased a laptop and by the grace of god, it is running wonderful. However, there are many people who I think will benefit from this article, I am sharing.

"Buying a laptop is trickier in today's market than it should be. Reason? There are hundreds of laptops in the market. And there are tens of issues that make it all very confusing for readers. The worst offenders in this whole saga are the laptop makers, who use jargons and confusing language to describe their products. At the same time, they hide the information that is crucial -- such as the screen panel or the actual capacity of battery.
This makes it difficult for consumers to choose the right laptop. We have a laptop buying guide ready for you today, but here we want to highlight some of the jargons, the nonsense that laptop makers say while talking about their products, and why you should ignore it.

Ignore features like True Color, HD display, HD BrightView

These are the terms that laptop makers use to describe the screen in their machines. But they mean nothing. You should always remember that old saying about a duck while buying a laptop. So "if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is a duck" even though laptop makers may like to call it an eagle.
Instead, you should focus on the quality of a laptop screen and that is not determined by tags like BrightView attached to them. It is determined by the resolution and quality of panel. Always remember that a laptop with an IPS panel screen is always going to be better than the TN panel screens.

Ignore terms like Dolby Advanced Audio, DTS Studio Sound, Waves MaxxAudi

All mainstream laptops, more or less sound same, nowadays  because they all use the same $1 or $2 speakers bought from China.
Instead, ask the laptop seller for actual specifications of the speaker (output) and seek details of the sound card or sound chip in the computer. Better still, plug in a pen drive with your music in it and play your favourite songs. Then decide.
Read the rest of the article here.