Friday, September 21, 2018

Who invented Bread?

Unlike chocolate chip cookies or tomato soup, the invention of bread can't be pinned down to a single person or people; instead, it evolved to its present state over the course of millennia.


Although the modern version of sliced bread is a fairly new invention (Wonder Bread began marketing the first sliced loaf of bread in 1930), the bread itself is an ancient food with origins dating back more than 22,000 years.

Bread grains, the first plants to be domesticated, were first harvested in the wild by the Natufians. This Mesolithic group of hunter-gatherers lived in the Jordan River Valley region of the Middle East about 12,500 years ago.

The Natufians had the earliest known agricultural-based society and would process grains into a coarse flour, from which they made a "small, pita-like, unleavened loaf cooked directly on the coals of a fire. Over the next several thousand years, agriculture and the cultivation of grains spread across the Middle East and southwest Asia through trade contacts with other hunter-gatherer peoples in the Nile Valley, Mesopotamia, and east of the Indus Valley.

More than 5,000 years after the Natufians began making flatbread, three civilizations were rapidly growing and expanding during the Bronze Age: the Egyptians, the Mesopotamians (in what is modern-day Iraq) and the Harappans (in the Indus Valley, in what is modern-day Pakistan). All three civilizations, considered the largest in the ancient world, depended on bread.

Original content from livescience

What is an E-Sim? Explained here

eSim is an inbuilt integrated chip that will come along with your phone. There is no difference between eSIM card and today’s sim card except one thing and that thing is that plastic part (that plastic part whom shopkeeper charge Rs. 10 to cut it).


All the function are the same (can be something even better). Let’s put a scenario, imagine you, yes you who are reading this now, imagine you live in the US or UK and are using an eSIM on your phone. You don’t need to do anything different from plastic sim card, your contact will be saved like that you used to save in plastic type sim card, your call will be connected to your relatives same like that sim card.

It is available in India with only two telecom operators Jio and Airtel.

You can use it in the new apple watch series and 2019 iphone models.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

When your mind stops, You blossom!

Have you ever thought of stopping your mind? We all know that our mind is a chatterbox, it is on all the time, 24x7. Have you ever experienced a moment where there is no thought and the mind is still and empty?



If you have come across that kind of experience, you'll know it is a great joy and empowerment to have a mind which is absolutely thoughtless.

There are many ways to achieve it through some practices.

  • Wake up before sunrise and simply watch the sun coming up from the horizon. When I say watch, simply watch without any idea in your mind. You'll notice the mind immediately stops.

  • Sit comfortably in a place and stare at a mountain, If you live near a mountain. Just stare and the stillness of the mountain will encapsulate your mind.

  • The third is a simple technique. Just stare at the empty sky, or you can even imagine an empty sky. A sky without clouds. Just the empty clear sky. Just stare or imagine. You'll notice that the mind stops immediately. This is a very effective technique.

Casually try these steps, without any effort and you'll notice great results from it.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Encourage Kid's Writing

It is common for a kid to come up with an idea about something which fascinates them. But naively capturing those ideas on paper becomes difficult for them. Here are a few things you can do to inculcate a writing habit.



  • Tell them it is going to be a gameplay.

  • Talking through the ideas and asking them questions about the subject.

  • Ask them to write their ideas as they speak, in a narrative style.

  • Let them make some mistakes in the beginning.

  • Praise them honestly and liberally for their work.

  • Inculcate the thirst for writing by telling them inspiring stories.

Knowing how to put their thoughts into words is the greatest asset that they'll carry all their life. 

Technology trends that will transform the world in 2018

1. IoT - Internet of things:

IoT is a technology which relates with the upcoming 5G technology which enables the devices to talk to each other. Smartphone and smart sensors will enhance the experience of the user.


A typical example for IoT is like the Google search suggestions. When you type a phrase on the Google search, it immediately gives you the suggestion based on your search habits. The same way IoT is a technology which knows your habits and behavior,  accordingly the devices gets instructions automatically and it behaves the way you want them to be.

2. Fintech revolution:

While Bitcoin and Blockchain are grabbing the headlines, mobile payments, wallets and payment gateways play an important role in transforming the world. In country like China the mobile payment volume has already exceeded 5 trillion dollars.

With crypto currencies and cashless initiatives taken by the governments will make a greener opportunities for the Fintechs.

3. AI and the Chat bots:

We have already seen most of the websites and companies started using chat bots for their customer support. Let's say you go to an airlines website and you want to include a meal in your air ticket and you can talk to a chat bot and get it done.

There are even more complex things a chat bot can do but we have to wait a little more time for the future to unfold and surprise us.    

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

What is IGTV?

Recently Instagram launched a stand alone app called IGTV which enable the users to watch long vertical videos on Instagram.

IGTV

Similar to the Youtube, user can upload any content which is not more than an hour. A user can start his own channel and upload his own content based on his interest. Instagram wants the platform to be more open, engaging and entertaining for its users.

Since the Youtube is already crowded with content, Instagram's IGTV is a ray of hope for the content and channel creators.

Top 5 work from home jobs

We all know how our personal life gets affected because of the regular 9 to 5 jobs. Here is a list of things you can give it a try to save your valuable time to spend with your family.

work from home jobs


1. Blogging: 

If you have a flair for writing, then this could be a life changer for you. You can start a blog very easily. There are lot of options in the internet to create a free blog. It takes a little time and passion and some Seo techniques to get you to the right audience.

There are no rules on the topics that you choose. You can literally write about anything that fascinates you.  There are people who are looking for your article. Just think what fascinates you and what you think will be useful for others to spend time on your blog.

Once you have a considerable amount of followers, there are various methods to monetize your blog like Google Adsense and other platforms.

2. Vlogging:

Vlogging is nothing but a video blogging. If you are a good entertainer or if you are comfortable in speaking in front of a camera then this could be your cup of tea.

All you need is a mobile phone camera and a Youtube account. There are lots of guys who earn six digit figures on Youtube just by doing what they love. Go through some of the Vlogs in Youtube to have an idea and start implementing them on your own videos.

3.  Freelancing:

If you have some special skills like web designing or graphic designing or any other, you can find out a great deal of freelance jobs available on the internet from websites like freelancer.com or Fiverr.com and more.

4. Translation service:

There are lot of companies looking for a translator to translate some important documents and other materials for their commercial use from one language to another. If you know any additional languages like French, Chinese or any other languages, then you are the king. You can find out these kinds of jobs just by searching it on Google.

5. Social Media Management:

If you love spending time on Social media like facebook, twitter or instagram then you can turn your habit into a money making platform. There are companies which have huge followers on the social media but they don't have time to maintain it or upload some interesting content to engage their followers.

This is where the Social media mangers come in. If you think you have the skill to engage audience on the Social media, then this could be your Eureka moment.

I have listed only a little amount of things that you can do from your home. You can find out even more broader ideas to work on. If you have such things to share, please leave it on the comments.