Ganeshotsav is celebrated with enthusiasm and excitement across India especially in Maharashtra. The 10 days festivities begins with establishing Lord Ganesha’s Idol at home and ends with its Viserjan. Vodafone wanted to partake in the celebration this year by centring it on its core value of innovation and sustainable living.
In last few years, there has been an increased awareness about water pollution caused by visarjan which are made out of Plaster of Paris (PoP). It takes several months to totally dissolve Ganesh Idols made up of PoP into water.
Vodafone wanted to address the issue in its own unique way, hence the concept of Eco-ponds. #GoodinGoodbyes
Vodafone aim is always to transform societies through its product and services and contribute to more sustainable living. Through this initiative Vodafone wanted uphold the religious sentiments of the people and help them conclude the festivities on a good note. The colors used in decoration of idols contain harmful chemicals containing mercury, lead which leaks into water as idol dissolves. It kills aquatic plants and marine life, damaging ecosystem under water.
The initiative would help Vodafone to be identified as a dependable brand. It would be critical for building strong emotional connect with the people for long-term customer loyalty.
The Eco-pond is technology driven and uses (IOT) device which helps track the water level in it once the Ganpati idol is immersed. The concerned family/Housing society/Organizing Committee also get a SMS alert.
Vodafone team partnered with NCL and the latter provided them with a solution of ammonium carbonate that dissolves the idol and leaves the sludge, which can be later filtered and re-used to make chalks and other products. The brand teams studied on how much chemical solution would be needed to immerse Ganpati idols. The weighing machine also helps the NCL and Vodafone ascertain on how much chemical solution is needed to dissolve the idols once they are immersed in the pond. Once the pond is full, it is replaced with other pond and the first one would be cleaned and re-used.
On the other hand, the brand has also set an Aarti stand as people perform puja before immersing the idol in the water. So, once they keep the idol on the Aarti stand, it will weigh the idol and then calculate on how much solution is needed to dissolve the total number of idols in the pond.
8 Vodafone stores are dedicated to carry out the activity. Vodafone stores located at JM Road, Hirabaug, Wakdewadi, Aundh, Karve Road, NIBM Road, Kalyaninagar and Kharadi are equipped with Vodafone Eco-Ponds .
Further to this, devotees can also dial 7391000000 to locate all the Vodafone Eco-Ponds.
Love writing but self-promotion isn’t your cup of tea? Indibeam is to your rescue!
SillySense proudly introduces Indibeam as it’s Publishing Partner.
Started in June 2017, Indibeam aims at proving an easy platform to budding writers who want to showcase their work. It provides a free and easy to use online publishing platform to writers, which in turn helps Indibeam offer a variety of content to its readers.
If you have thoughts and always wish of compiling them on blogs and see how people find it but at the same time do not want to get into a blog’s technicalities, Indibeam is a place for you.
Idea behind Indibeam
The four co-founders believe that there is immense writing talent in India and the only thing holding them back was a platform. Let’s face it, not every great writer knows how to become a great blogger. Even if they join platforms like Blogger and WordPress, very little really know how to promote their blogs and reach out to the right people.
With Indibeam writers will just have to worry about brushing up their writing skills whilst Indibeam takes the responsibility to show it to the readers who would understand and appreciate that kind of work.
Every business today has some sort of online presence and there is a great demand for talented content writers who can make these businesses stand out. Through Indibeam, such businesses can spot talent and reach out to them.
Who are behind?
The four co-founders Rahul Prajapati (Digital Marketer), Abhishek Jungi (Digital Marketer), Jignesh Patel (Web Developer), and last but not the least, Hiren Brahmbhatt (Creative Writer), along with one web developer together manage its operations.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/IndiBeam/
Dec 05 2016
Fondly called as KutKut among his friends, That Random Guy aka @SoundHumor is hilarious in his tweets. One visit at his twitter feed and you can relocate your missing smile. He can make you buy pain and humour together in a single tweet. That is his power to play with words. For long this random guy has kept his real identity hidden under too many names, well his talents and work are justifying it – he is a graphic designer, a twitter celeb (always online, tweeting every random thing), a blogger, a poet and a programmer.
Let’s meet Tanul Mittal from Ghaziabad. That Random Guy of only 19, who has his both hands full.
Q. How ‘ThatRandomGuy’ becomes so popular on twitter?
Am I popular? I don’t know but yeah I tweet and write what I feel. So I think good interaction with people made me THAT RANDOM GUY. Like I could be anyone I don’t know myself!
Q. Oh, you already are a blogger, graphic designer and a twitter celeb. What’s so random about , That Random Guy?Spill random things that nobody knows.
Okay 5 things that no one knows about me…
I love having ice creams no matter what my mood is. I enjoy a lot with friends but I know what my ambitions are. I am a LEO sure that means nothing. I love to CODE on a serious note. I am afraid what I dream I really get scared sometimes, that’s why insomniac too.
Q. Who is your humour inspiration?
My thoughts and I would especially like to thank my parents who stood by me all the time and gave me a slap whenever I said something. That’s what I tweet I guess. Basically, I just tweet what I like and people love them. Humour is something which RVCJ admins don’t have. *shots fired*
Q. You are 7K strong on twitter, do you throw tantrums at home?
Haha yes sometimes I do and my Mum ends up saying “Chal like my new facebook pic and check out my WhatsApp DP”.
Q. How do you treat your 7K twitter following?
Well, to be honest, I receive a lot of messages daily on twitter regarding my blog, I try to reply them all. I interact with them freely. They are love.
Q. We know you have a very engaging following at Facebook too, how do you define your social media presence?
Thank you, I am quick to tweet at peak timings or catch hold of the trendy topics in time. Content is king. People will like your content and they will start following you and remember you.
One incident I would like to share, there is a guy he named himself That sweet guy and he said to me that, “I love your tweets I used your tweets in some bad situations and copied your poems as I have to send it to my girlfriend and friends.” Saved me from many situations. So yeah there are really people who like me and ask me daily how was my day or so.
Q. Oh, this is indeed a great help for maintaining love and harmony in the society. Tell our readers about your blog.
I created this WordPress blog to write my hidden soul and my feelings. I write to express not to be judged or criticised. My writings are impromptu, nothing is planned. My blogs are fully stuffed with my emotions and thoughts at that particular moment of writing. I proudly live in a country full of diversities. I love my motherland and I proudly say “BHARAT MATA KI JAI”. I am not a popular author, haven’t written any book yet but grateful that I got featured on many websites.
Q Who inspired you to start graphic designing?
After my 12th I decided not to be another struggling engineer and thus chose graphic designing. Learning and pursuing this career path I met few awesome people and my girl. People who inspire me are Aksharpathak and SHE. They inspire me to design more. Talking about inspiration Aksharpathak’s Tweetard is my favourite project.
Q. Where our readers can catch a glimpse of your creatives?
I have worked with Bode Animations (Flipkart Creative Team), ScoopWhoop (long before) So yes you can see my designing there, Or follow me on https://www.behance.net/tanulmittal . I usually post updates on my facebook, instagram.
Q. Which one is more gratifying to you – writing or designing?
Both. Writing, I write my feelings. Designing is what I do for the living and to feed my creative mind.
Q. How has twitter helped you in your professional path?
Twitter connected me to many professionals and like-minded people. I care about my followers, I listen to them. Their responses guide me. I love Mayank Mittal (@humor_donor) and take his suggestion very seriously. In my opinion, his tweets are awesome.
Q. One soundhumor another humor_donor, both Mittals, are you both by any chance connected?
Q. Tell us about your loyal followers.
I would genuinely like to thank them. <3 For so much support and reading and sharing what I do.
Q. Your most challenging project till date?
Well, I am building an AI. Even if I am not available People can chat with me. (up to some extent) with the help of facebook API and coding.
Q. This sounds amazing! Talking about your talents, tell us who made you write poems?
My feelings, She <3 made me write poems which I just cannot explain in real.
Thank you Tanul for this sweet interview.
Tell us who is the next you want to meet?
Nov 28 2016
The New Exotic Gourmet Chips in India – TERRA Chips
Bring on some exotic vegetable snacks on your coffee table and say hello to good tasty snack this winters.
America’s exotic Non GMO chips are now available in India (only on few online stores, that exotic!) and oh boy, the packaging will make anyone go mad. Terra Chips, real vegetable chips comes in a package of 141 gn ( 5 OZ). It is so glamorous that you will end up snapping hundreds of pictures before actually opening it. Well, the punch line ‘An exotic experience awaits you’ makes the whole experience more tempting.
We at SillySense, had the pleasure to enjoy them with friends over a mini celebration. You can have a look at the Terra Chips generous box that arrived to us. This mighty black box contains three massive chips packets of vegetables that you could ever imagine.
The box has:
1. TERRA ORIGINAL Sea Salt
2. TERRA BLUES Sea Salt
3. TERRA MEDITERRANEAN Herbs and Hint of lemon.
Let the exotic, tasty and adventurous journey of vegetable chips begin.
TERRA Chips are truly an explosion of various things. If you look closely at the pictures of individual packets you will see beautiful colour snacks. The stuff inside is actually that vibrant and full of colour. You can very well imagine our amusement of having orange, red and bluish purple chips served in front of us.
Apart from the taste, texture is the next thing that will give these packaged snacks the boost of having the real vegetables. The taste of herbs and lemon will gratify your taste senses. The whole experience of opening the packets, serving vibrant coloured chips and savouring them is quite an adventure.
TERRA vegetable chips combine the delicious flavours of Yuca, Parsnip, Batata, Taro, Sweet Potato, Naturally Blue Potato, and Ruby Dipped Vegetables. The most exotic flavour everyone at sillysense liked was sweet potato chips. They were far more dense with nutrients than standard potato chips. Talking about regular staple potato chips we have in India, TERRA Chips is pure luxury.
You can order these chips from various online stores like – Amazon, Big Basket, Nature’s Basket, Foodhall and TERRA Chips official website.
The tasty snack is packed with 160 calories per 30 grams of chips. For more information check their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/terrachipsindia/
Would love to see your pictures of having these coloured chips on your plate.
Sep 28 2016
We at sillysense.com are always thriving to introduce you with new and interesting businesses, artists and communities around. This time we are here to make you put the coolest whatsapp status in the town, like a pro. Say hello to whatsstatus.com
Whatsapp is the most popular application on our smart phones. It was launched as an instant messaging app but due to its popularity and ease of use it is arguably the best social media network today. The moment you share your whatsapp number with someone, the first thing they notice after your profile picture is your status.
If you are one of those, whose status is ‘Available / Busy / At School / At work/ Battery about to die’ and most notably ‘can’t talk, whatsapp only’ then you should be totally jumping onto Whatsapp Status and find one personalized yet appropriate status for yourself, right now.
Considering the youth spends almost all day communicating on whatsapp, it becomes a cool way for them to update their contacts with their whatsapp status. Some like to change status with every hour during the day. Watching a match or fighting with bae, or putting up slay status messages, people do it all.
Coming up with cool, witty, creative and crazy whatstapp status can be difficult at all the times. In order to keep the fun going with the never ending stock of fresh status messages, you should check out whatsstatus,com
You can find:
a) New whatsapp status daily
b) Unique statuses, without the vibe of ‘this message is fresh in the market, spread it like fire’
c) Status messages from 60 different categories to choose from.
d) Real emotions or jokes shared by real people.
Whatsstatus.com is the largest pool of whatsapp status messages on internet and it is said that they add hundreds of unique status across 60 categories daily.
Apart from regular Love, Friendship, Broken Heart, jokes or motivational categories, whatsstatus.com offers some more interesting categories that many can relate and personalize like
Food whatsapp statuses on whatsstatus.com
“People are use to be alcoholic and I am addicted to eat……..”
Birthday whatsapp statuses on whatsstatus.com
“Eat birthday cake..with no counting of calories and no calculation of age”
Angry whatsapp statuses on whatsstatus.com
“Yes, you are caddish and wag, but I am an affable person though not a timid one. So just wait for my revenge. Ok!”
Exam whatsapp statuses on whatsstatus.com
“I get super power during the last five minutes of any exam!”
Girls whatsapp statuses on whatsstatus.com
“My beauty is not to fascinate you, If my heart says ‘Yes I am beautiful’, I don’t need another consent….”
There are many more categories that you should check out.
By the way, what’s your whatsapp status?
Aug 23 2016
Do you love Bollywood? I am sure you do. Like me, you also follow Bollywood stars on their social media profiles, in magazines and on gossip websites to be updated with their latest news.
Now you can follow your favourite celebrities on follo.in . Just log in and connect with your stars. You can catch hold of them and interact with them through the gadgets in your hand. And this time, earn reward Z for all the knowledge you have gathered over the years. These stars can shine up your day too, there are chances to win up to INR 1 lakh, including an iPhone 6. Yes, an iPhone 6 just follo-ing your stars !! This is the best Bollywood website where you can earn rewardz and be updated with anything that this Bollywood.
The website has multiple sections. To have your daily dose of Bollywood you can go to Star Buzz (link here) which is further quirkly divided into 3 sections – B20, Bollywood Masala and Featured gallery. Just roam around and be amused by the star gaze.
If you are excited to earn Bollywood rewardz check the section Bolly rewardz
It’s pretty simple and self-explanatory to earn rewardz point and claiming your gift item through website and app. Use your facebook or google account and get started at follo.in
By getting started you will be able to earn 250 rewardz points. Voting “Hot or Not’ will get you 5 rewardz points, follo-ing a celebrity will earn you 10 and every like will give you 5 Bolly rewardz points.
When sufficient Bolly rewardz points are accumulated, you can redeem them against amazing products and offers on the website / app itself.
So if you are from know-it-all with tremendous Bollywood knowledge then this content is for you! But then if you feel you have MOMO disorder i.e mystery of missing out then you can check Hot on Follo section and gratify your senses.
Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunny Leone, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone they all are there with their latest Bollywood news, facepalm moments, interviews, chic attires and much more.
Aug 04 2016
Star Trek – The Beyond Experience
The Buzz around Star Trek’s latest flick that was released in India on July 22, 2016 was very much expected. After all, only aliens can have a take on Rajnikant for a spectacular box office clash. Being a true movie buff I was looking forward to watching and experience the most iconic release of Star Trek rebooted series. To my delight, it was the best cinematic experience I had in 2016. Thank you #StarTrekInIndia.
Star Trek is a craze in itself. The franchise has always been dominating the techies and grabbing their attention as well as amusement since its inception. It is a wholesome treat for those having science fiction fantasies. Speculation in media just to have a glimpse of character’s looks, photos from sets or even spotting extras outside the studios has always created hustle and bustle. This reinforces the craze of Star Trek with people.
In lieu of the release of Star Trek Beyond – A Space Adventure (which is absolutely a must watch !!), here are some little-known facts about the #StarTrek series.
- Star Trek Beyond celebrates the 50th anniversary of the original TV series debut show, which was released in 1966.
- The famous quote said by Captain Kirk in the original series “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations to boldly go where no man has gone before” was there to describe the goal of the mission. This quote motivated zillions of fans that it actually became their goal, mission, and vision of living the life.
- Star Trek Beyond has the intrepid space mission in which the main characters of the movie Captain Kirk, Spock and their friends head out on a 5-year long mission. (Take a clue, the next series will continue the plot and be a bigger treat).
- Since the movie is releasing to mark the 50th anniversary of the most iconic science fiction series we have ever seen, it inherently picks up the ongoing story. Star Trek Beyond also entertains with new adventurous flavours that definitely tickles the new age audience (our very own millennial, who believe they are ahead in everything) and they are loving it.
- Director Justin Lin gave us another surprising punch with Idris Elba. He is indeed playing a villain but not Klingon, as it was rumoured. It is highly suggested to watch the movie yourself to know more about his role and how his voice is doing all the work.
- The movie has a gay character.
- The movie leaves you with an optimistic dose.
Technologies are getting upgraded so frequently that it is difficult to keep up with the audience likings and living up to the expectations of the awesome work prequels have done. Captain James and Spook are back with Star Trek Beyond and the audience are giving rave reviews.
Star Trek Beyond is ought to tickle the science fiction fantasy in your taste buds and take your love for travel to another level.
Jun 03 2016
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