Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I can't believe it ! Indian Railways launches its official App - not for android, not for iOS but WINDOWS !

I love windows mobile OS. I have an HTC 8x phone, and even though I have broken the screen twice in the first 6 months itself, costing me half the price of the phone itself !
The interface is gorgeous, the phone works very smoothly, the live tiles are very intuitive, and I feel that for a person who is using a smartphone for the first time, this is the best OS to begin with.
Unfortunately, the major issue that most people keep on talking about is a lack of apps in the Windows store. So I am pleasantly surprised to find that Indian railways have launched a Windows mobile App BEFORE the other versions. I hope that many other Indian companies launch their apps as soon as possible for the windows mobile OS, so that more people can experience it.

Here are some details about the IRCTC windows app

With the official IRCTC app now exclusively on Windows, you can plan your journey with a finger tap. Enjoy the fast and fluid user interface and have fun booking your tickets - anytime, anywhere, right from your Start Screen. 
• Superior User Experience
• Add to Favorites
• Recent History
• User Friendly Interface

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I have not yet tried the app, but will try to comment on it later.

• Superior User Experience
• Add to Favorites
• Recent History
• User Friendly Interface

Sunday, May 4, 2014


An email that I found very interesting and quite useful, 

Ever heard of SIX FREE DOCTORS, whose advice is most crucial to a healthy life style? but we do not pay any heed
to it as there are no visiting fees. Therefore their value is unimportant.*
*1. SUNLIGHT* - The sun says, spend a little time with me while reading,
exercising, listening to music, meditating, even chatting up with friends
Physically andmetaphorically Sunlight is beneficial to all. Giving light, its best, to
everyone, regardless of caste or creed.
*2. WATER* - 6-8 glasses of water in a day,replenishes all the liquids of the body. And H2O is oxygen to every cell in
the body. Our body thrives on fresh water. It is the greatest detoxifying
agent ever produced. And it is FREE.
*3. AIR* - Your Prana Shakti - Life breath. Just being aware of your breathing for a little while, invigorates every cell in
the body. PRANAYAM (deep breathing) is a must, to exhale all carbon and
take in all oxygen, in a clean and open environment. It is a luxury today
to breathe fresh air. Do not neglect this. Holding a breath and then
releasing it, clears all the diseases in the body.
*4. DIET* - After consuming 3 of the 5 natures elements (Ether, Water, Air, Earth Fire) get to the natures produce,
vegetables fruits. The amount of cleansing the vegetables and fruit does to the system is amazing. The enzymes thus produced protect every cell in the
body. Proteins are present in lentils and yogurt too. Too much meat takes away 70% of the energy to digest it. We are basically herbivores and not
carnivorous - by nature.
*5. EXERCISE* - How can anything be consumedwithout the corresponding arrangement to digest the same? The body mustmove. Walking can be a good form of exercise. But stretching the body is very essential. Starting from bed, when waking up and then being physically
vibrant through the day. Household work is NOT an exercise, it's a chore.
Exercise in a proper state of mind and not under stress or duress.
Relaxation is the reason for exercising a healthy state of mind. Exercise
alone and do not rush.
*6. REST* - Last but not the least the 6th
doctor is REST. None of the above is possible without enough sleep,
relaxation and rest from meetings a deadline. Rest is the most important
factor which gives impetus to all other 5. So do not neglect it. Resting
with beautiful, positive and creative thoughts is of course always
recommended. If you have negative thoughts, keep slogging, so you do not
have the time to nurture them.
When resting have all the positive thoughts,nourishing thoughts, the foremost being Thanksgiving to God, followed by love and compassion towards all the relationships.