Think JayantThink Jayant http://thinkjayant.com Tech enthusiast and online maverick.. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:09:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Switching to new web host – Hostgator http://thinkjayant.com/switching-new-web-host-hostgator/ http://thinkjayant.com/switching-new-web-host-hostgator/#comments Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:32:41 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=533 Hurray..!! we have moved to a new website hosting provider. We have been managing all our blogs on Eleven2 (previous Sharkspace) servers and now moved to HostGator. With increased focus towards mobile apps business, we are going to launch apps with end-to-end solutions. This would require us to create and manage more websites. As a [...]

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Hurray..!! we have moved to a new website hosting provider. We have been managing all our blogs on Eleven2 (previous Sharkspace) servers and now moved to HostGator.

With increased focus towards mobile apps business, we are going to launch apps with end-to-end solutions. This would require us to create and manage more websites. As a result, I decided to move my personal blog to a new host and maintain it separately.

As I perform the transition, I will be documenting my research and experiences of switching website hosting providers. Almost everything went smooth but there were few glitches and lot of learnings. I have chosen HostGator for new website hosting after fair bit of searching and listening from people who had experience with them in the past. More on that later in a new series of blog posts.

Let me know if you find anything broken or not working the way it should be. Till then – Chow.

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How big is United States part time business Economy? http://thinkjayant.com/how-big-is-united-states-part-time-business-economy/ http://thinkjayant.com/how-big-is-united-states-part-time-business-economy/#comments Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:09:47 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=497 Harris Interactive conducted a study commissioned by the Internet Association to find out how much impact does part time business have on the overall US Economy. It gives interesting findings on how people are embracing internet power to substitute or complement their full time job.   Here are few excerpts from the study: 1. Internet [...]

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Harris Interactive conducted a study commissioned by the Internet Association to find out how much impact does part time business have on the overall US Economy. It gives interesting findings on how people are embracing internet power to substitute or complement their full time job.

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Here are few excerpts from the study:

1. Internet enabled part time business generate $141 Billion and employ 6.6 Million users.

2. Main reason to do part time income is to supplement daily income.

3. Over half of the people are completely dependent on the internet to conduct their business.

4. On average people spend 14 hours per week on part time business.

5. 51% of the revenue generation from part time business is done online while rest is offline.

6. 7 out of 10 thinks they still need to fully exploit the advantage of the internet.

 

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Source: Detail findings

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15 killer tips to get more time out for freelancing http://thinkjayant.com/15-killer-tips-to-get-more-time-out-for-freelancing-when-you-have-full-time-job/ http://thinkjayant.com/15-killer-tips-to-get-more-time-out-for-freelancing-when-you-have-full-time-job/#comments Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:17:00 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=432 When you start working online, pretty soon you will find there’s a lot of work to do. If you are just starting out, chances are you have to juggle between your daily job and freelancing activities. Efficient usage of time is a critical requirement for any freelancing career. Although over working self might seem like [...]

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When you start working online, pretty soon you will find there’s a lot of work to do. If you are just starting out, chances are you have to juggle between your daily job and freelancing activities. Efficient usage of time is a critical requirement for any freelancing career.

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Although over working self might seem like the best alternative, you should avoid doing it. The best approach is to retain your work life balance and be more productive during work hours, both for freelancing and for daily job. With that in mind, let’s see different ways in which you can get more time for productive work.

  1. Avoid rush hour traffic. Try a different time slot for work which is an hour or two early. Doing so you can save up to an hour or more everyday of your travel time.
  2. Cut down extended lunch and coffee breaks at work. This is a matter of personal preference but reducing each break by 5 minutes will mean extra half hour gain every day.
  3. Use travel time to do reading on your mobile. Mobile phones are super cheap nowadays and comes with screen size in excess of 4 inch making it a decent reading device when using public transport.
  4. Negotiate remote workdays once a week. It will help cut down the travel time and give freedom to work simultaneously on your alternate career provided you can multi task well.
  5. Switch to a role which requires 5 days work a week (Mondays to Fridays). Dedicate Saturdays to freelancing career and Sunday for relaxing.
  6. Use your designated sick days optimally, but not at the expense of your health.
  7. If you are allowed to work on your personal stuff during free time at work, make user of this opportunity.
  8. Use your holiday allowance.
  9. Prioritize your activities. There’s only so much you can do within a day. Ensure you don’t get bog down with mundane tasks.
  10. Keep your focus on the key deliverable. Stop checking your email and social media feeds every 15 minutes.
  11. Remove anything that is stopping you from achieving your goal. If you spend way too much time on surfing or chatting, try to minimize the time spent on it.
  12. Wake up an hour early. The mind is fresh and you can get the most productive output in this hour.
  13. Try trimming down your TV hours during weekends.
  14. Use RescueTime to be more efficient.
  15. Finally, if things are going well, consider switching to a part time job.

It’s your time now. Share what you do to get more time out for productive work via comments.

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List of State Tourism websites in India http://thinkjayant.com/list-of-state-tourism-websites-in-india/ http://thinkjayant.com/list-of-state-tourism-websites-in-india/#comments Sun, 27 Jan 2013 06:02:56 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=425 Check out State Tourism websites in India which offers frugally managed resorts at prime locations and have rates which are very pocket friendly. India is the second most populous and seventh largest country in the world. It offers a wide spectrum of travel location to explore. For the more experimental type who can manage without [...]

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Check out State Tourism websites in India which offers frugally managed resorts at prime locations and have rates which are very pocket friendly.

India is the second most populous and seventh largest country in the world. It offers a wide spectrum of travel location to explore. For the more experimental type who can manage without their swanky buffet dinner and continental breakfast cuisine, check out the various resorts and travel services maintained by the different state government.

Lot of state governments has started to take tourism seriously. This means better maintained resorts and improved facilities to stay competitive with the private firms. Check out the list of State Tourism websites in India which has been compiled at one place for your convenience.

 

1. Maharastra (maharashtratourism.gov.in)

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2. Gujarat (gujarattourism.com)

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3. Himachal Pradesh (hptdc.nic.in)

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4. Uttarakhand (uttarakhandtourism.gov.in)

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5. Punjab (punjabtourism.gov.in)

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6. Tamil Nadu (tamilnadutourism.org)

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7. Andhra Pradesh (aptourism.in)

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8. Arunachal Pradesh (arunachaltourism.com)

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9. Assam (assamtourism.org)

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10. Goa (goatourism.gov.in)

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11. Haryana (haryanatourism.gov.in)

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12. Jammu and Kashmir (jktourism.org)

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13. Jharkhand (jharkhandtourism.in)

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14. Manipur (manipur.nic.in/tourism.htm)

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15. Meghalaya (megtourism.gov.in)

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16. Nagaland (tourismnagaland.com)

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Awesome Ads: Colgate Dental Floss http://thinkjayant.com/awesome-ads-colgate-dental-floss/ http://thinkjayant.com/awesome-ads-colgate-dental-floss/#comments Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:55:36 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=352 Colgate has come up with a very ingenious advertising campaign for their Dental floss product. Take a look at the ad images below and say what you notice: Now that you have observed these images, we all agree the three of them showcase the male person with food remains in his teeth. However, there were [...]

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Colgate has come up with a very ingenious advertising campaign for their Dental floss product. Take a look at the ad images below and say what you notice:

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Now that you have observed these images, we all agree the three of them showcase the male person with food remains in his teeth. However, there were bigger changes in the pictures which we failed to notice.

Image 1 – The lady has six fingers in her hand.

Image 2 – The hand around the male shoulder is not that of the lady.

Image 3 – The right ear of the male person is missing.

Through this campaign Colgate showcased that the food remains in your teeth are far more attention seeking than many other glaring things.

Did you find the post interesting? Let me know trough the comments to keep updating similar posts.

Links: Ads of the World

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7 Signs which tell you are on board a long distance train in India http://thinkjayant.com/7-sign-which-tell-you-are-on-board-a-long-distance-train-in-india/ http://thinkjayant.com/7-sign-which-tell-you-are-on-board-a-long-distance-train-in-india/#comments Tue, 25 Dec 2012 12:07:24 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=328   Travelling via train across India is always an entertaining option. Every journey, whether alone or with family always provide an unique experience to cherish. Here are 7 signs which will tell you are in a long distance Indian train. Enjoy with a pinch of salt. 1. There are no empty seats. Whatever the time [...]

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Travelling via train across India is always an entertaining option. Every journey, whether alone or with family always provide an unique experience to cherish. Here are 7 signs which will tell you are in a long distance Indian train. Enjoy with a pinch of salt.

1. There are no empty seats. Whatever the time of the year, whatever the coach, whether AC or non AC, you simply won’t find any empty seats.

2. Every other young person plays song on mobile using speakers. Earphones are a passé thing for the young public (especially in non- metros).

3. Passengers have more luggage than they can carry. Damn the “travel light” slogan. The space beneath the seats, as well as some parts of the corridor are always taken.

4. PANTRY coach a living HELL on rails. If you are misfortunate enough to get a seat beside the PANTRY coach, make sure to carry your own ventilators.

5. There is a fight taking place every hour somewhere in the coach for petty issues.

6. Trains never arrive at station on time. If they arrive, it’s always on the wrong station.

7. Sleeper coach is always filled with extra people without tickets or from unreserved quota. You either share your seats or be ready to fight for it.

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Bill Gates the most powerful technology person in the world–Forbes http://thinkjayant.com/bill-gates-the-most-powerful-technology-person-in-the-worldforbes/ http://thinkjayant.com/bill-gates-the-most-powerful-technology-person-in-the-worldforbes/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 02:18:55 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=321 Forbes’s recently released Most Powerful people of the world puts Bill Gates at the 4th position behind just US president Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia president Vladimir Putin. Obviously, this makes Bill Gates the most powerful technology person in the list ahead of Google founder Sergey Brin (rank 20), Google CEO Larry [...]

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Forbes’s recently released Most Powerful people of the world puts Bill Gates at the 4th position behind just US president Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia president Vladimir Putin.

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Obviously, this makes Bill Gates the most powerful technology person in the list ahead of Google founder Sergey Brin (rank 20), Google CEO Larry Page (rank 20), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (rank 28), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (rank 27), Apple CEO Timothy Cook (rank 27), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (rank 46), Baidu founder Robin Li (rank 64) and LinkedIN chairman Reid Hoffman (rank 71). A total of 10 people from technology sector are present in the top 100 list.

Few other notable mentions in the Top 100 list:

1. FIFA president Joseph Blatter is the only Sports related person in the list.

2. NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch is the only Media related person in the list.

3. Bill Gates is more powerful than the Pope Benedict XVI (rank 5)

4. 3 people from India make to the list. Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi (rank 12) and Manmohan Singh who also is the prime minister (rank 19) are ahead of India’s most richest man, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani (rank 55).

 

Source: Forbes top 100 powerful people

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Happy go lucky StarChazer’s perception http://thinkjayant.com/happy-go-lucky-starchazers-perception/ http://thinkjayant.com/happy-go-lucky-starchazers-perception/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:07:41 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=313 I attended a training session on interpersonal skills from a local instructor last week. We were a group of about 12 people from different background. In order to keep things interested, the instructor kept creating short exercises for us.   One such exercise was where, after few hours, we were paired up in groups of [...]

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I attended a training session on interpersonal skills from a local instructor last week. We were a group of about 12 people from different background. In order to keep things interested, the instructor kept creating short exercises for us.

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One such exercise was where, after few hours, we were paired up in groups of three and talk about the first impression we have about each other in the short time we spend together. When the time for my feedback came, I was not expecting what I heard.

According to one team mate, I am a “Happy Go Lucky” guy who likes to take life as it comes without taking any kind of stress. While as per the other I appear “little arrogant” at first glance but am actually humble once they start talking with me.

What surprised me was the topic we were just discussing was PERCEPTION. And it got proved via a live example. One person’s observation of me as “little arrogant” at first glance vs. another’s observation as “Happy go Lucky”. That was a great eye opener.

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Little off topic, I had created a small blog called “StarChazer” on Google’s Blogspot before I switched over to Thinkjayant.com (WordPress self hosted). The blog remains dormant since then. I remembered the tagline that I created back then and want to share with you guys.

“Dream Big. Aim Higher. Chase the stars. And while you are at it, keep collecting moons on the way”

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What happens when Chuck Norris plays Super Mario Bros. http://thinkjayant.com/what-happens-when-chuck-norris-plays-super-mario-bros/ http://thinkjayant.com/what-happens-when-chuck-norris-plays-super-mario-bros/#comments Thu, 03 May 2012 10:53:32 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=302 What happens when some one like Chuck Norris would play in Super Mario Bros. Will the Mushroom Kingdom be a match for his brute strength? Will he be able to rescue princess Toadstool?

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What happens when some one like Chuck Norris would play in Super Mario Bros. Will the Mushroom Kingdom be a match for his brute strength? Will he be able to rescue princess Toadstool?

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NASA spacecraft Orion into orbit (animated video) http://thinkjayant.com/nasa-spacecraft-orion-into-orbit-animated-video/ http://thinkjayant.com/nasa-spacecraft-orion-into-orbit-animated-video/#comments Tue, 01 May 2012 04:45:14 +0000 http://thinkjayant.com/?p=297 Full Werks studio created an animated video showing NASA spacecraft into orbit. NASA have pushed back the test flight to 2014 for the spacecraft. The animation features sound clips from the original Apollo mission.

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Full Werks studio created an animated video showing NASA spacecraft into orbit. NASA have pushed back the test flight to 2014 for the spacecraft. The animation features sound clips from the original Apollo mission.

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