Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Smartest Smart Phone

My brother’s birthday was nearing. I wanted to get him a good gift. He needed a new mobile phone, so I thought it would be ideal to get him a new one, but I was breaking my head over which phone I should buy. They all had similar features, they all looked the same. I wanted something unique. Then my friend told me about the Asus Zenphone 2. My long search came to an end. My prayers were answered. Here’s why:

Sleek and Stylish Design
ASUS ZenFone 2 takes ‘slim’ to a whole new level. The phone isn't just thin, it is ‘ultra-thin’. The elegant Ergonomic Arc case tapers to 3.9 mm. Not just that, the phone has a beautiful brushed-metal finish which makes it convenient to hold and to use. What I love about Asus is that they take care of even the minutest of details. For example, the volume buttons and the shutter button of the phone are positioned, keeping in mind the index finger.

Faster than a Speeding Bullet
The Asus ZenFone 2 the world’s first smartphone with 4 GB RAM. This allows for three times better performance and seven times faster gaming. The ZenFone 2 is powered by an up to 2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel processor. Need I say more? 

Clearer than a Crystal
My brother is frequently on Instagram and Snapchat. So you can understand the importance he gives to good picture quality. The Asus ZenFone 2 has a 13 mega-pixel PixelMaster camera. I think most of you know that this means unbelievable picture quality. The camera is capable of capturing up to 400% brighter photos at night-time, or in places in low-light. That too, without a flash. That’s not all! The ZenFone 2 also has zero shutter lag.

Zen UI
What sets a mobile phone apart is the User Interface. A UI must be easy to use. One should be able to customize it. It should take you to the necessary apps or settings with the least number of clicks. It also has to be appealing to the eyes. The Asus ZEN UI found in the Asus Zenfone 2 exceeds he user’s expectations. It also has cool new features such as ZenMotion, SnapView, Trend Micro™ Security and ZenUI Instant Updates.

Dual Sim, Dual Active
Above everything else, this phone is a Dual Sim, Dual Active phone phone. For somebody like my brother who has a work number and a personal number, this means no more missed calls! Switching between Sims is as easy as pie.

I could go and on, and still not be able to cover all the awesome features of the Asus ZenFOne 2. Check them yourself here: http://www.asus.com/Phones/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/
So do you think I’ll buy this phone for my brother? Hell, no! I’m buying it for myself!


Friday, 10 April 2015

Taking the Journey of Doing Right via Boat

With a population of over a billion, India is the most populated democracy in the world. Due to its large population, India faces several social and economic problems. One of the biggest impediments to social development in India is illiteracy. Although the right to compulsory education is a constitutional right which the government is obligated to provide, the provision is far from being realized. Since the government has not been performing this important duty and obligation placed on them, much of the burden of providing free education has fallen on non-government organizations.
One such NGO is Guria. Guria has, under the leadership of Ajeet Singh, started a unique boat school in Varanasi where children can spend their time studying or playing or even revising, without any worries or distractions. Earlier, these children were not inclined to learning, because they did not want to part with the banks of the Ganaga river. The boat school has solved that problem. Without the boat school, these children would otherwise spend their time doing various mundane works or would perhaps waste their time doing nothing constructive. Due to the Varanasi boat school the children have become more interested in education. The number of students has also increased exponentially with time. Till date hundreds of children have received primary education from the boat school, and the boat school has got them admitted into various schools.

Despite all the efforts put into the boat school initiative, there is a lot more room for improvement.  Guria is not just stopping at where it is now. It wants to ensure that children are getting the best possible facilities and environment, so that they can have a bright future. In order to effect this magical transformation, the Varanasi boat school needs to restore and redecorate its interiors to make it an ideal learning environment. It is also necessary to ensure that the children receive all the required books, educational toys, stationary, a computer and a painting kit to enhance their learning abilities. If this transformation is successful in Varanasi, similar initiatives can be started in different places, throughout the country.

What can we do to help?
In order to support the boat school initiative, and help in this magical transformation of the boat school, you can help by supporting and contributing the initiative and join the Journey of Doing Right. Support this good cause and let us strive towards a better India. Remember, children are our future. Let’s all Do Right by them.