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Monday, 8 September 2014

On the Hunt for Stories – A travel Plan for Writers

Story nights with the elders of the Hills of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Dooars (North Bengal) 


***** Notice : The dates of this plan can be customized anytime as per the convenience of the group because we have decided to make this an ongoing trip ****************

“Stories build the world”, isn’t it so true? Even the greatest people of this world were inspired by some stories before they built their own. The bed-time stories recited by the elder members in the family always fascinated your aspirations. It inspired you, motivated you and overall helped you to nurture your dreams. So why not relive the thrilling nighttime hours in the company of those who have seen the world change dramatically along with the stories?

Every story writer is first and foremost a story lover.  This will take you on a 10 day-journey to explore the extreme remoteness of North Bengal and Bhutan. You will be travelling with writers from various countries around the world. This will be a great opportunity for you to share your writing experiences with different cultures and traditions. Whether you are a spiritual writer, children’s story book writer, horror writer, humor or any other genre, this will be an opportunity to get inspired one way or the other by hearing stories finding inspiration and joy in the beauty of nature. We will escort you to the remote villages adjacent to the foot hills of the Himalaya and the dense natural forest of north Bengal that always have unveiled mysteries in forms of stories. The story tellers are among the oldest people in their villages and will be sharing their life experiences through stories. It is not just a travel plan for you but a philanthropy act where you can truly contribute towards the promotion of these backward villages through your writings. This way you would also be helping these perishing tribes to fight with the problem of counter -urbanization that is erasing the true existence of such tribes. 

" Help these communities to fight with the problem of their perishing identity due to the fast growing change of Modern Society"

So please find the plan below:

No of days: 10 Days

Provisional dates: December 2014 ***** Notice : The dates of this plan can be customized anytime as per the convenience of the group because we have decided to make this an ongoing trip ****************

Destinations to cover:


The tour will cover 5 remote villages of Darjeeling and Dooars in North Bengal, and the legendary Silk Route villages of Sikkim. Please see below for more details:

Dooars Villages:

Totopara



This tribal village is one of a kind in the whole world with none of his cultural members living outside the village borders. There were only 1184 Totos left in the whole world in 2001 and all still lived in this village. It will be an amazing experience to meet a tribe that has so far lived by itself, strong in its culture.  Like them, the stories they will share with you are steeped in their local land and culture.


Although strong in their culture, life for the Totos today is precarious. According to recent finding by the Indian Anthropological Survey says that the average lifespan of the Toto tribal people is 35 years. I will soon come up with more remote villages in Bhutan and north Bengal to create a 10 day plan.
Lepchakha

This Dukhpa community village is located in the area demarked as Buxa Tiger Reserve. The village is isolated from all the road connections, electricity and share the border of Bhutan. Dukhpa tribe is a dominating tribe of Bhutan, but this village fell on the Indian Territory. Though now an Indian tribe they still follow the Anarchy rule of Bhutan. The village is also called the heaven of Dooars because of its naturally blessed beauty.

Darjeeling Villages:


Bara Mangwa Orange villa

Bara Mangwa orange villa is best known for its Mandarin Orange orchards in Darjeeling. The village is located in the valley of Teesta giving some of the best picturesque glimpses of Teesta River flowing through the mountains dividing the territory of Sikkim and West Bengal. It is the best place for writers to enjoy the solitude of nature and get inspired by the its serenade. The trees laden with oranges, the fish pond, and the meditation tree house are some of the natural amenities that will certainly rejuvenate your creativity.


Silk Route Villages:


Pedong

  Pedong is a small town that speaks the legendary marks left by history when the renowned trade route of Asia, the Silk-Route, ran to its full length. The town still has the stories of traders traveling all the way from Tibet, China, Turkey and all such places on their pony, where their journey were retold in stories to fascinate their family members. Some old people still recollect memories of those days and will share with you their own personal experiences of the oldest trading route passing through the heart their present town.
Pedong is today a beautiful town between Lava and Kalimpong in North Bengal. Although the place has seen a dramatic change of semi-urbanization, the town still has an essence of culture and tradition that somehow reveals the legacy of the legendary Silk-Route.

Dzongu (North Sikkim)


Dzongu is a remote village in north Sikkim that is blessed with remarkable natural beauty. Adjacent to the Kanchanjunga Biosphere reserve, this triangular place is crossed by two rivers on it North-east and South-East sides: Teesta and Tholung Chu. The town is officially reserved for Lepcha Community. The Lepchas are the indigenous tribe of Sikkim who have a close relation with nature and which still reflects in their culture. In addition to some of the hidden stories of the Himalayas, the place will certainly mesmerize the writer’s soul which is in you.


The Itinerary and Group Membership Fee:


1ST DAY:
Pick up from NJP (the nearest Railway station) or Bagdogra Airport. It will be a 4 hour drive through the forest and tea gardens to reach Totopara. The evening will be spent sharing a warm welcome and introducing each other, all the writers.  The stay will be arranged in a home stay near Totopara.

2nd Day:
Day Visit to the Village of Totopara and other nearby places. At night the story time begins with the old Totos of the village.

3rd Day: 
Check out from Totopara and drive towards Buxa Tiger Reserve. There will be a short trek for about 2 hours through the abandoned Buxa Fort to reach the Lepchakha Village. The evening will again be spent visiting the village and learning about the local culture.

4th Day:
The day can be spent enjoying the old Stone–Bath therapy or trekking through the nearby dense forest. The evening time will be the story time with the oldest Dukhpas of Lepchakha Village.

5TH Day:
Trek down to Buxa village to avail the vehicle that will take the group towards Orange Villa, Bara Mangwa Darjeeling. It will be a 5 hour drive through the banks of River Teesta. After reaching the home stay, the writers can take rest or can walk around the orange garden.

6th Day:
Visit the area, the bat cave, and Darjeeling Town. In the evening sit with a few story tellers in the open orange garden with local cuisines made with garden fresh fruits and vegetables.

7th Day:
Drive towards Pedong through Kalimpong, one of the renowned tourist spot of West Bengal. The evening can be spent visiting the tourist spots, monasteries and flower gardens. The night will be spent with a story writer who will recite the legendary stories about the Silk Route.

8th Day:
Follow the silk route and climb towards north Sikkim to explore the reserved village of Lepchas - Dzongu. Enjoy the glimpses of the beautiful Himalayas for the whole day and in the evening sit with the Lepchas to learn about their ethnic culture.

9th Day:
Explore the beauty of Sikkim, the Himalayas and the lakes for the whole day. Visit the nearby lakes and Nathula, China Border. In the evening, all the writers will enjoy a grand campfire, and will become story-tellers, sharing stories from their countries or communities, as an end to end this memorable trip.
10th day :
Check out and drive back to NJP (New Jalpaiguri Railway station) or Bagdogra airport.

For details about joining the group please send us an email at chauthary@gmail.com

Tariff :
For Tariff please send us your queries ( The Tariff will Include accommodation, food, Transportation,Guide, Permissions and inclusive of all taxes for 9 nights and 10 days) 


Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Mini-me Alcatel One Touch Hero

With the advancement of smart phones with wider screens and enhanced programming technology, one thing is for sure and that is its bulky size getting congested in your trendy fashionable pockets. It's not every time you feel the pride to show-off your gadget freak nature in the public places. The time certainly comes when you do not feel like responding the tickling gadget in your pockets because of the hassle to pull it out. The mobile marketing technology to create a better customer experience has now driven this wacky endeavor of Alcatel to create a smaller version of your smartphone to perform simpler tasks using it like a remote device for your bulky phones.

Alcatel-remote1Alcatel is soon pairing its One touch Hero with a tiny DECT phone like device which will act like a remote to the hero hiding in your pocket. It will not be using any SIM card, but can share the contact list and enable making calls without even touching your Hero Phone. It will be launched in two versions, one with a plastic sleek body and the other in a shiny aluminium brushed structure.

So tech-savvy people can soon avail this Alcatel pair of One touch hero and its mini-me version remote device that will perform the tasks without even letting them touch their main phones. It now depends upon the users to count it as a solution to their bulky smart phones or take it as an extra burden because this too will need a pocket to fit in, but a smaller one.  

Sunday, 11 August 2013


LG 55 Inch Cinema 3D Smart TV LA8600 has come up with the congregation of all such desired features that even goes beyond imagination for the most advanced Smart TV lovers. The wide 55 inch screen of this TV is featured with high quality IPS panel that enables the viewers to experience clearer and sharp pictures in a more superior viewing angle. With its Resolution Upscaler, the viewers can now experience sharing contents from external devices and net without contaminating its picture quality to watch it on the bigger screen.


Design

The Frameless cinema screen design of LG 55 Inch Cinema 3DSmart TV LA8600 with audio features of Clear Voice II gives the experience of watching cinema in the cozy ambiance of your own home. Inspired with highly advanced technology, the LED Plus quality leaves no blurry or dark portions in the pictures enhancing the cinematic viewing experience of the viewers with out any obstructions in sound and picture quality. The Magic Remote is just another inspired technology that has the most advanced features of Pointing, Wheel, Gesture and Voice.

Performance

LG 55 Inch Cinema 3D Smart TV LA8600 is not just meant for gaining highly advanced features of a TV, but it is a compact device that is compatible to all the multimedia features of the most highly advanced gadgets. The TV also has a built-in memory card that allows the viewers to watch their favorite live shows without missing their busy schedule. The 3D World Card and HDMI feature enable the viewers to experience the high quality 3D contents and HD contents in a more advanced way. The Wi-Fi connectivity feature allows the users to build a fast connectivity with other multi-media gadgets like tablets and smart phones without any wire.

Multimedia configuration and connectivity

Sharing files has never been so easy with LG 55 Inch Cinema3D Smart TV LA8600. With its compatible features of Wi- Fi and Wi-Di, the viewers can now build a reliable linkage between their smart devices and TV. For gamers, the TV can more or less give the experience of a gaming console with the hi- tech remote. You can also get fast internet connectivity and enjoy the experience of navigation on a big screen with its easy Wi-Fi Connectivity. Above all of its efficient features the Smart Energy Saving that has a backlight control function can save a lot on your utility bills. It also has a screen- off function that enables the users to enjoy listening to their favorite songs without switching on the screen of the TV.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Some Inspirational Quotes Of Life



The inspirational quotes of life are not just the words that add a new zeal in your life, but also help you to gather so
me optimistic views that may not eradicate your problems but can surely fill you with the power to tackle it. These quotes are obviously not spoken by great people, as you can find them easily in books and other articles. These are just my experiences that  I have gained and as a creative writer I have penned down  it with some beautiful words that truly conveys the motivational and inspirational message concealed in it.


I would highly appreciate if the readers could add up their own experience in the comment in the form of such inspirational quotes.

  • The eldest at home and the youngest at work, both suffer. 
  • My dreams are the price to bid my self respect.
  • You never close your ears when you abuse others, so it’ll sound very familiar to hear it back. 
  • There are some richest unemployed people in the world, they are called employers. 
  • Every action has opposite reaction, when you come in this world you cry and the world smile and when you die, you smile and the world cries.
  • There are three types of people in this world, 60% - the ones who create complains, 30% - The ones who let it live and 10% -The ones who kill it.
  • Sun makes the day bright and moon makes the night cool, one who thinks life is dark is the world’s greatest fool. 
  • I wasn't given a choice to be born in this world, though I am not forgiven for my sins. The only person who knows it and hence forgives me is my mother.
  • Open a book and you’ll open your mind and when you close it, you’ll close it in your mind.
  • Don’t dream to reach the top, but to push it higher so you can give the space to the newcomers.
  • A man never finds satisfaction in acquisition, this is human character.
  • Greed is necessary, but only when it is for knowledge and divinity.
  • The only fated things of life in this world are your birth and death, because only then your sins are yours.
  • Your soul is not a gift from god because it is taken back, but your life is a precious gift of god because it will be forever kept in this world.
  • Keep counting your defeats and let a single victory win it all.
  • The man who is not criticized at all shows that he doesn't work at all.
  • We are not aliens to have alien thoughts, with the course of time everything becomes possible in this world.
  • Love does not require words for revelation; a dog will teach you this.
  • A lie that saves hundred truths is more divine than the hundred truths.
  • You cannot be good in everyone’s heart and be human in this world. Even god will be doubted and perhaps that’s the reason why God cannot be counted amongst human.
  • Only true realization can differentiate good and bad as good cannot be good for everyone and bad cannot be bad for everyone.
  • Your family should always come first in your life, as they make the world around you. If you cannot make them happy, how can you tackle the whole world?
  • Social work does not mean to weaken yourself and strengthen others, but to be strong and make others stronger.
  • We humans are so strange, we do a work, it becomes a blunder, we fight to ban it and then we have changed the society 
  • The only thing which never grows old in this world is lust. 
  • The fire of wrath not only burns others but also yourself. 
  • You can never convert the environment into its natural existence; however, you can leave it to remain in its natural existence. 
  • A king cannot be called a pauper if he has lost his treasure and dynasty; similarly a pauper cannot just be made a king lading him with all what a king possesses. 
  • Some things never change in this world, the first is change and the other is something. 
  • If you are strongest, it doesn't mean that you should rule others but not let anyone rule on others. 
  • A true education is not to show the direction where all the others went but to equip the knowledge to follow the direction where all the others never went.
  • There are no chances that you can live your whole life just for today, but there is always an uncertainty that your whole life can just end today.
  • A tree cannot be laden with fruits in day, but it can be cut in a day, likewise, there are no shortcuts to earn a happy life.
  • If belonged to same master, dogs and cats can be friends, why do we humans differentiate races when we all belong to same god.
  • A dog has just two things that get him to be loved by the whole world - loyalty and honesty. 
  • There are so many theories written on “How to be successful?” but not a single on “How to remain successful?” and in precise terms this is what makes everyone successful. 
  • As we all have different characteristics, we have different beliefs and so are religions. 
  • There are two ways to pray god, the first says “Oh god give me this and that” the other says, “Oh god be with me at the times when I don’t have this and that” 
  • When you have no power to change the system, you say it’s dirty and corrupt. 
  • Walls are necessary, because then you can differentiate good and evil.
  • When you know it is impossible, then why do you worry and when you know it’s possible, then again why do you worry. 
  • It is so easy to teach other how to work but again it is so tough making them do that work.
  • A certificate is precisely a ticket to enter the show, after that it’s your show. 
  • Some people speak and leave it to others to work on it and some people work and leave it to others to speak about it. 
  • The whole life is a fight to gain happiness but we never realize it, as we measure it in terms of materialistic luxuries.
  • What is maturity?, a kid smiling right back to an old poor man finding them smiling on him or an adult avoiding the contact fearing that perhaps he is in want of money.
  • A doctor can perfectly change a greedy man reminding him of his next day’s death everyday. 
  • Your inspiration mold the future of your child, if you don’t believe, give an eagle’s egg to a hen for hatching and see how the hen teaches an eagle’s chick to hide from an eagle. 
  • Most of the people try to change others and that is the reason why most of the people never change.
  • If a person always measures the success of a person before taking his advice, he will always remain as a follower and never can be a leader.

Monday, 15 July 2013

How to stay innovative and creative when it is most needed?


“Who says nothing is impossible? Many a times I have done “nothing” in my life. So, even “nothing” is possible.” The proverb positively plays an important role to ignite the fire of creativity. Precisely, creativity cannot be called as an expertise because initially it will be a first time experience in a person’s life. Therefore, it amalgamates all the positive aspects of life that is needed to lead a life successfully.

World is ruled by the rules implied by the rulers and gradually it turns into a theory which limits the horses of mind to gallop independently. There are laws and constitutions that bind the lives of people into a congested box and hence most of the people follow the same path. Self belief plays an important part to stimulate the sense of creativity in our mind. In the time of temptation, when all the people feel insecure to follow the new path, it is the self belief that empowers you with a new courage to implement your creative thoughts. The other important factor is your optimistic perspective regarding the circumstances; any negative thought can kill your sense of creativity and appall you to follow the same path that is easy and common.


So ultimately the following points help you to stay innovative and creative when it is most needed:

  1. Be pre-determined to accept failure – Believe it, this is what ignites the fire in your belly. Even failure has its positive impact in your life. Once a person asked Thomas Alva Edison, the creator of bulb, “Looking at the number of times you have failed, anyone would have made a bulb work,” At this Edison’s creative answer was, “You’re right my friend, any one would have made a bulb work, but he wouldn’t know the number of reasons why a bulb wouldn’t work”.
  2. Strong self- belief.
  3. Logical perspective – Creativity doesn’t mean to approve hypothetical scenarios. It should be relevant to the facts and have perfectly visionary results.

Above all your submissiveness is the main factor which includes your listening skills to fetch both the negative and positive remarks of the criticism you will receive from other people. This gives you more details about the predictive situations and helps you to be more creative to strengthen your thoughts.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Make Money By Writing Reviews About A Product.


Review Writing - an easy way of making money.



In today's advanced marketing strategy, online marketing has gained a superior position in developing the growth prospects of every kind of business. There are no restrictions that can stabilize the demand and supply curve, but in contrary it has given rise to unlimited targets for the businesses. However, such scenarios have also enhanced the quality parameters for the businesses, where now they are required to give intense emphasis on every petite disadvantageous perception of their customers that can ruin the image of the goodwill of such businesses. In order to increase the efficiency of a manufacturing business, review writing has been accepted as a reliable source of implementing effective marketing methods. It is a category of writing, where the consumers reveal their experiences about the products in a more critical way that from both the positive and negative angles become an effective way of attracting more enthusiastic consumers, overall increasing the demand and supply curve of the products. These writings commonly take the shape of a forum that easily can attract the targeted consumers of a product in a more convincing manner giving them the balanced information about its efficient features.

When it comes to seek for the legitimate ways to make money online by using your versatile writing skills, then review writing can be a good start a new writer. In such category of writing you have no restrictions that often become the reasons for rejections when you submit your valuables articles anticipating a good amount of money in return. These are the times when every writer has to tolerate and tackle with such reluctant situation and find some other alternative solution. In such situation, to drive your passion of writing, the return price for your writings can play an important role to motivate and pursue your writing career.
Review writing is one such ideal way of making money online by writing that allows every writer to independently ride the horses of creativity and produce articles. It can altogether fulfill all the criteria required for the writers to initially set up their online money making profile.
What is review writing?
In addition to its benefits for both the consumers and the manufacturers, review writing can be a good part time income for the aspiring writers. They can just write a short review of all the products that they use commonly at home and in return earn comparatively a good amount of money easily. There are many such websites that not only pay the writers for their candid reviews about a product but also reward them with extra bonus if some one votes for it. This can help the writers to earn money continuously without any effort. However, the reviews should be more catchy that can appall the readers to share their own experiences about the products.
Product Details
Reviewstream.com  is one such website that can really help the consumers and the manufacturers to choose their preferred products by checking its advantages and disadvantages in advance. It has nearly all the products that are used commonly in today's society. It also pays the writers and consumers for giving their valuable reviews about the different products that can help the new consumers to make their preferred choice.
Review writing can not just help the manufacturers to enhance the quality of the products but it also enables them to understand the true needs of the consumers. It is a communicative way of understanding the views and opinions of the market, where the true feed backs of the consumers help them to plan a new strategy on developing the goodwill of their business.
Its easier join these sites with your Google account and share your experiences about a product where you can easily earn anywhere from $2.5 -$3.8 per review and $0.06 per vote.

Are you spending your valuable time searching for writing jobs?

This situation is most common among the aspiring writers who would be struggling to enliven their spirit of a writer while in their starving situation. The new writers often face this reluctant situation while they endeavor to switch their work and get the entry to their passionate world of writing. The hours and days are spent on hunting for the alluring websites, links, and articles that hypnotize their readers with enchanting words revealing the promises of greener pastures that are seldom easier to the extent in the way they are written. This often leads the writers out of the track where they forget the objective of their effort – Writing.

 When it comes to writing, there are two ways to earn money. One is by bidding or pitching for the jobs that are mentioned in many freelancing sites like Odesk, Elance and freelancer.com. The other option seems tedious and non-achievable for the writers like earning money from Google adsense, Amazon and Chitika. The second option requires enough time to generate revenues for the writers, and this particular thought makes the writer to select this option in their pending list. This pending list is then never filled as the time is spent more on searching for instant payment writing jobs that fuel the wagon of freelance writing career of the writers. As the assignments or the contracts are finished, the writer is again seen on the way to hunt for such instant payment writing jobs.  The struggle continues and the writer slowly loses the creative independent spirit that he had in the beginning, and gets more inclined towards the assigned topics. Ultimately, the writer takes the same passionate job as a deadline to meet, rate to negotiate, rejections to be reviewed, Grammer to be scratched, and the payment date to be waited. The time passes by not as a writer but as a reviewer where the things are to be re-written in a different and unique style, in other words avoiding plagiarism.

In order to tackle such inevitable situation, the writers can precisely follow a predetermined schedule that will slowly drive their passion into perfection, when a day will come when the hunt for writing jobs will end and the income figures will seem like magical scores rising without the least effort compared to the hunt for writing assignments.
  • 1.     Create a blog, and start writing anything you wish to proclaim to this world as a writer.

    2.     Follow the routine stringently where you make sure to submit at least three good articles every day.

    3.    Plan your time to hunt for higher paying writing jobs, and until then, be with your current writing profile in freelance writing jobs.

    4.   Never let the pressure kill your creativity and enthusiasm for your preferred niche or genre of writing.

    5.     Do not be too avaricious to jump for higher paying writing jobs. With the span of time, you will get the jobs that will offer you higher payments.

    6.     Take the feedback and rejections with an optimistic view and work on it rather than accusing the sites as fraudulent sites. Even if the sites are scam, you need to have efficient writing skills to proclaim your situation in the forums and posts.

    7.     Do not let impatience rule on your passion, take this job more as a passion than an earning option. This will help you to stay oblivious of the long span of time required for your blog to start generating viable income for you.

    8.     Build your own perspective about all the options that you learn for making money online by writing.

    9.     Plan some extra time for social life as this gives you the inspiration to write for new topics that can be unique with your own experience.

    10. Think as a writer rather than a content developer, as in the end your own creative skills are what that turn every common niche into a unique piece of article.


    So, just take your time and think about the hours you have spent for registration in those promising websites, and finally all went in vain when you found some problem with the site and had to quit back. These times could have been well utilized to fill your own sites that will slowly reach you to your desired position as a writer.