BuddyBits Issue 1

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Issue 1 | January 2013

Edition Highlights >> Cover Story: Desh Ubal Raha Hai! Event Coverage: WordCamp Baroda | Art Exhibition, Surat

端 Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs

端 New Rupee Symbol is inauspicious!

端 Special- Bigg Boss 6: Alag Che?


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MESSAGES

Hello Readers, I am extremely overwhelmed with your love and support. We are about to cross milestone of 7 million hits on our web initiative- BuddyBits.com. Your continuous support made us take new initiative. We decided to come up with a new platform for both our readers and contributors a month ago; and here we are with very first issue of our E-Magazine! We have included various sections in our e-magazine. Meet People, Tech Zone, Secrets of Wealth, Essence of Life, Readers Connect are few of them. We have not focused on a particular theme for our E-magazine; instead we have tried to cover as many categories as possible including Art & Literature, Entertainment, Health, Wealth, Finance, Science and Technology and many more. I would love to thank each and every individual who supported us directly or indirectly. Special thanks to Mr. Ritesh Ambastha (Founder & CEO, iWillStudy.com) for his continuous support. We are also thankful to Mr. Nitin Jain (Founder, Digital Upstarts), Mr. Suresh Padmanabhan (Author of International Best Seller- I Love Money!) and Mr. Chiintan Desai (Co-founder, Possitive Life) for being with us. And of course all our viewers and contributors, who believed in us! As we are entering in a completely new dimension, we will oblige more support and love from YOU! Hope you will like and appreciate our first issue. Have a happy reading!

Nishit K. Jariwala (Founder) info@buddybits.com


MESSAGES

Dear Readers, First of all, thanks for all the way long we got your generous and bighearted support. Our reader’s support is more precious then any prestigious award for us. Started with a brick, we have now gain the ability to construct high stories building, We tried to seed a small plant, enrich it with tenderness but its your support that helped this small twig to grow high. In simple words, just try to convey deepest thanks from the bottom of our heart, you made us what we are. We started from the very small initiative and we got your enormous support, and that became reason why we started exploring ourselves on further aspects. It is obviously not possible without readers and viewers of BuddyBits.com. So here we are presenting the very 1st issue of BB E-magazine. This Black issue is dedicated to the Women and published in memory of the Delhi brave heart. We have covered interviews of three women entrepreneurs in this edition; their stories will surely inspire you! WordCamp Baroda- Event Coverage, Bigg Boss 6Alag Che?, Desh Ubal Raha Hai!, Inauspicious Rupee Symbol- are some of attractions of this issue. Hope you will like our first edition. Happy Reading.

Amee Jariwala (Chief Editor) amee@buddybits.com


CONTENTS

Editorial

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Cover Story- Desh Ubal Raha Hai!

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Meet People • Interview with Sapna Vyas Patel

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• Startup Talk with Sneha Thakker

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• Star of the Month- Meet Honey Nanda

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Essence of Life

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Women Special

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India's 10 most successful female entrepreneurs

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Entertainment • Special Story- Bigg Boss 6: Alag che?

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• Movie Review: Race 2

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Recommends of the Month

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Tech Zone

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Readers Connect

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Wealth • Simplest way to Attract Money!

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• Special- Rupee Symbol is inauspicious

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Money Guru

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Eco Zone

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Event Coverage

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Contests

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Credits Design

Cover Story

§ Nishit K. Jariwala

§ Amee Jariwala, Siddharth Jhala

Editorial

Interviews

§ Bhavik Lathigara

§ Nishit K. Jariwala


TEAM BB

Founder § Nishit K. Jariwala Editorial § Amee Jariwala (Chief Editor) § Bhavik Lathigara (Editor) Marketing § Siddharth Jhala (Marketing Head) Contributors § Anita Rathod (Art & Literature) § Akbari Hardi M. (Sports & Current Affairs) § Mohsin Surani (Education, Science) § Nisarg Joshi (Information Technology) § Aditya Chowdhary (Tech Reviews) § Hemins Bhavsar (Entertainment) § Himanshi Manna (Environment) § Vasoya Amee (Beauty & Fashion) § Raj Gandhi (Medical/ Health) Change Makers § Smit Shah § Palash Bhatt Advisory Panel § Mr. Bhagirath Goswami § Mr. Ritesh Ambastha (Founder & CEO, Ambastha EduTech Pvt. Ltd.) § Mr. Nitin Jain (Founder & CEO, Digital Upstarts)


EDITORIAL

Despite living in modern era people are not much aware that they could overcome several beliefs, they are merely proceeding forward along with deviant trends and so called traditions. Perception and mindset of populace are those things that take more time for change. In Gujarat legislative assembly election 2012 we have seen that the rate of voting was higher than previous year and the credit for that goes to youth of Gujarat and aware people who did it. Discussing politics here has no use, as media does it very well; main intention was to highlight the change that has been made by aware public of Gujarat. Commencement of any new thing takes time for the further development and in it can be seen in Indian women. Indian women are becoming aware in almost each and every field. They know pros and cons and what hurdles are there which come in between their development. The most considerable factor that has played a crucial role in the development of Indian women is ‘Education’. Modern Indian women are getting higher education and empowering themselves. Indian government’s steps toward women education and welfare are also appreciable. We have tried to include almost all categories as like Technological updates, Eco zone, current affairs, articles, interviews of various personalities and so much more. When a very small change leads the entire system towards a major change and that is called ‘Butterfly Effect’. The name of the effect invented by Edward Lorenz is derived from the theoretical example of Tornado’s formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks before. The reason behind mentioning of Butterfly effect is to draw everyone’s attention that If we start changing thing from a tiny level it could change the whole system and that system can be of any type. By following that concept we are going to start our beloved E-magazine BuddyBits and it will surely bring a change in entire modern era. BuddyBits would be delightful for young as well as elder people; it would be like a trip in brief that everyone will enjoy.

Bhavik Lathigara (Editor) bhavik@buddybits.com


COVER STORY

Desh Ubal Raha Hai! BuddyBits’ inaugural issue is Black since we have decided to dedicate this issue to the brave heart women of our country and of course the special one who brought a brutal reality in front of us. Our salute to the Delhi brave heart, who happened to be known as many metaphors. Some of us have known her as Damini, some as Vyatha, where as for some she was Nirbhaya. It was her story, story of self righteousness, of sacrifice, of justice, of a fight to proven human.

She silently told us to wake up and rise, rise and fight, fight for your right, right to live. We are all aware about the dangerous scenario of today. And yet we chose to be oblivion. She taught us to fight. It was her reaction that not only attracted the attention of all, including our so called politicians and national leaders towards the basic gender discrimination and related issues, but also forced them to rethink and act against it.

16th December was the unfortunate day, when she rode the bus, which took her to the death bed instead of her home, and after an ordeal lasting over 13 days, 2 countries and several hospitals her life reached a painful end. We all know about this time period, how, when, where and what happened. We could write all other relevant incidents along with date here but de facto, it’s not about being bibliographical. The main point is that she faced such brutal reality of the world, and not to forget she fought against it with valor. She dared to die doing that. But the most important subject is that she actually revealed today’s situation to the world, from which we were pretending to be unknown.

It was the bus ride on 16th December when the catastrophe occurred, where few monsters, raped her twice, beat her to the fine line between life & death, and cruelly threw her friend & her from the bus stripped & covered in blood. It didn’t end there, they even tried to ride the bus over her; she was lucky that time albeit died after several days of suffering.

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But after this frightful incident, the noticeable thing happened, a sudden increase in the rape cases complaints. Actually it was never only Vyatha on the 16th December at Delhi in that cursed bus, there was always someone somewhere facing the situation. The only difference is that all Vyathas can’t be Nirbhaya.

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Some choose being oblivion, and living the whole life in gruesome pain. Some ended their life. Although she ended her life in a Singapore’s hospital, she actually triggered the fire in our country. Delhi’s Damini activate the youth to take control. To ask for justice, all over the nation everyone protested against government demanding justice and carried on her fight. Even the protest got international acknowledgment. It literally felt like “Desh Ubal Raha Hai, Badlega Rang, Badlga Desh”. The movement actually awakens the government and legislators to make new law against women violence and provide safety. - Amee Jariwala

As usual the struggle for a stronger law died sooner than expected that leaves us with the question, WHAT NOW? Our stubborn govt. is not going to take any step and we know it but was the demand to make "death a general punishment for rape" correct? Give it a thought, will the rapist ever leave the victim alive after the ordeal in the fear that she will complain to the police which will eventually end his life? When he knows its death anyway won't he take his chances to hide proofs by murdering her? There might be a little reduction in rape cases but there will be an unmatched rise in the percentage of rape & murder cases. The appropriate judgement according to us should be chemical castration and other stricter punishments (including death) as necessary. As far as the culprits of Nirbhaya case are concerned, hand them over to the public and broadcast it live and we guarantee the plummet in crime against women. - Siddharth Jhala

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MEET PEOPLE

FITNESS ICON

Interview with Sapna Vyas Patel

Sapna Vyas Patel is a Reebok Certified Fitness Professional and pursuing Doctorate. She has reduced 33 kgs of her weight, from 86 to 53 kgs in a year’s time. Sapna is supporting those who want to stay fit, reduce weight and keep it off forever through Facebook. Have a look at our conversation with Sapna.

We all know the person by their outer grace, elegance and glimpse. But we all would like to know the real you from within. Tell us something about you. I am honest in my efforts be it for others or myself and it reinforces positivity. I can’t do things half-heartedly. I do something or I don’t, I can’t commit myself to the mediocre. I give my best shot to achieve a desired result and the rest I leave to God. Whatever He has thought for me has to be good. Well certainly you are a person with a shining heart. So besides this shine what is your individuality regarding academic and profession. I am a doctoral student and a Reebok Certified Fitness Professional. I have done MBA full-time from Nirma University. Using my experience and knowledge,

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so far I have helped over 5000 people through Facebook in reaching their fitness goal without charging. Coming back on the fitness track. BB readers definitely keen to know the secrete behind your such a strong will of weight loss? I was 86kgs initially and then came down to 53kgs in a year’s time. I lost 33 kgs. Even when I was fat I was very happy in my own skin. But, I was perceived more than my age and deep down somewhere it created a feeling of hurt. I didn’t like when once a stranger assumed me to be the mother of my niece and I was just 19. Such small incidences created the turmoil within. I chose not to accept the thing I could change. Tell our readers, how you loss it and what you sacrifice for it?

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I followed a fitness and diet routine. Dieting is eating right and not starving. I eat everything I want to but in the right proportion and at the right time. I never did crash dieting or even excess exercising. Initially I did intense Cardio and then switched to Weight Training. Nothing worth achieving comes easy. We unconsciously know there are no short cuts to healthy weight loss. Fitness is a way of life and no magic pills are available. Fad diets may give you quick results but it will drain you of energy, put you at health risks and playing tricks with the body is not a wise choice. Making is not as difficult as to maintain. So once you got such beautiful image it must be hard to maintain. Tell us what you do to maintain fitness? I plan my diet in such a way that I never feel hungry. I eat almost every two hours but in a small quantity. Our body craves certain type of food when it is deprived of it. For example, avoiding sugar completely would make the body crave for it. I keep check on my protein, fat and carbs sources.

After this tremendous change what differences you realize in your life? I started loving the mirror, weighing scale soon became my friend, the clothes adorned by the mannequin started fitting me, people around me started appreciating my efforts gave me strength to be on track. I kept on telling myself, I may be not there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday. The physical change is visible but the real change happened inside. Weight loss can never be seen in isolation one has to modify the lifestyle as well as the thought process. It taught me patience, discipline and dedication. Most importantly I feel more confident. Sapna launched a video called- ‘This Girl will shock you!’ on Youtube, which crossed more than 1,00,000 views in just 14 days of launching! The video is about her weight loss transformation. It shows the journey of how she lost 33kgs in the span of one year without any pills, surgery or crash dieting.

Sapna’s Message for those who want to stay FIT & FAB! Give a special message and a Tip to stay fit to the readers of BuddyBits.com. Fitness is not confined to actors or models or trainers. We all need to stay fit. When we are fit it does bring positivity to our relations and enhances productivity in our work life. It’s no secret that many people start with a great plan to achieve their fitness goal. Unfortunately, very few ever accomplish what they set out to do. You have to follow a diet and fitness routine which suits your lifestyle. The best plan in the world is the one you can stick to. Just keep moving forward and never give up. There are times when the easier options are more tempting but we have to make ourselves stronger than our excuses. It always seems impossible until it’s done. A choice always exists. So chose to Stay Wow.

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STARTUP TALK

Interview with Sneha Thakker

Sneha Thakker is a first generation entrepreneur, who started Thakker Technologies at the age of 23 years with her pocket money and zero capital. She has completed her graduation in Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) in 2006 from Gujarat University. We took her interview. Have a look.

How was your life before being entrepreneur? Life before being entrepreneur was fun; I was a newcomer who wanted to achieve big milestones in a job and wanted to reach on the top position in some company. I was doing job at a local company in Ahemdabad. I did job for around 2 years before thinking to start my own venture.

We also create digital products for different CMS out of which some are market leaders, like Social Sign In. Now we have started mobile development as well. Within couple of months you’ll see our apps in the market. We always wanted to do something different and something new, so you may find some uniqueness in our products too.

How you got into entrepreneurship? Due to my senior colleagues! You may wonder how? They never gave me an opportunity to show my skills. When I used to complete my assigned work in half time, I was being moved to copy/paste and testing kind of work which was not profile, I was hired for! So I started creating requirement myself and generating code out of it. Soon I got freelancing work and I continued doing that. Since then I’ve never looked back and started a company soon after that. Tell us about your entrepreneurial journey.

Sneha Thakker- Founder, Thakker Technologies Which troubles did you face during your journey, and how did you overcome those?

The journey was never been so easy! Being a first generation entrepreneur neither I nor my family had any idea from where to start with. Be it legal procedure or manpower requirement or financial matter. I and my father worked very hard to sort out such basic things to start a company.

The very first problem any entrepreneur may face is money. The same was true for me. I have started my business with my pocket money and zero capital. I focused on sustaining my business, not make a loss, rather than making profit out of it in initial stage.

It was a good experience, because I did everything myself so I’ve learned a lot of things. I did not have ready peace of a cake to eat, so it was a fun to know how to make a delicious cake!

Also I did not have a business family background; I had to create my own client list. So I worked for lower price and sometimes for free, to prove myself and get business for the first time.

Tell us about Thakker Technologies.

Did you find any disadvantage of your young age?

Thakker Technologies is a team of dynamic, young and expert professionals. We acreate components, modules, plugins, templates, logo, website development/ design etc for various CMS including but not limited to Joomla, Dolphin, WordPress, OpenCart, ZenCart etc. BuddyBits E-magazine | Issue 1 | January 2013

People used to think that I am too young for a business. And they always wonder how I am managing a company on my own! I think this was the major disadvantage. They underestimate your skills and power if you are a young entrepreneur.

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Did you find any advantages & disadvantages of being a woman entrepreneur? There is not any advantage of being a woman entrepreneur as I see with my experience till date. But a disadvantage could be people doubt your skills. And what major problem I faced during startup, even employees do not want to join my company because it’s being run by a woman! You have had quite an exciting career as a young entrepreneur. Would you like to share an interesting experience/incident from your journey so far? Well being an entrepreneur, is itself an interesting experience. But I want to share an incident, about a business event. Someone called me up and when I look back to see who’s that? Guess who, the same people who once denied my existence and did not believe in my talent during the job! It was a delightful day when I and they were sharing the same round table, they as employee of some company and me to represent my own company!

You have been appreciated by many awards. Would you like to share on the same? I was humbled to receive those recognitions. In very short journey I got awards like • Priyadarshini Award (Outstanding Women Entrepreneur) • Best Young Entrepreneur by ASDF • Global Achiever's Award for Women Entrepreneur of Year 2012

Sneha’s Message for Upcoming Young Entrepreneurs! What advice would entrepreneurs?

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There are few advices I would like to give to young entrepreneurs from my experience. ü A smart captain does not go down with the ship. Don't go on a fool's errand for the sake of ego. ü When you are a startup, forget about fancy offices, fast cars and fat expense accounts. Your wallet is your company's lifeblood. ü Don't start a business simply because it seems sexy or boasts large hypothetical profit margins and returns. Do it only if it’s something what you love. ü You’ll not be a billionaire overnight, have patience and keep believing & working for your dreams.

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A young girl child lay in a trash for 3 days she was not given any help, her cries echoed through the streets. Help came to her in form of Honeysha Nanda. Honeyshah Nanda, visionary of NGO Save Girl Child (Surat) still remembers how she found baby Tania lying in a trash can. She took the baby to the hospital where she was diagnosed with skin cancer. Honeysha’s efforts finally paid off, the girl survived! Tania is one among many girls Honeysha had rescued. She has come across many instances by girl child was abandoned by their own parents. One of such instances inspired her to start an NGO. She manages her own fund to help those children who are really in need. Have a look at our interview with Honeysha Nanda.

STAR OF THE MONTH

MEET HONEYSHA NANDA

What Save Girl Child is about? Save Girl Child is all about helping grow mentally socially physically homeless and socially neglected children though we more precisely focus on female children.

Do you have any team? Who works with you in Save Girl Child? Save Girl Child has never had members or donators. It was always me who supports and runs the NGO financially and physically though we have a staff of teachers, maids and security.

Which activities you do at your NGO? Well to start up we organize events with kids, educational trips, brain trainers and sessions with motivators and counselors. What motivated you to start an NGO? The idea of opening such an NGO struck me when I was in the 10th standard (Year 2005). One of my close friends was always tortured mentally by her family for being a girl; the torture was not by others but by her own parents which always put her into depression. That is how I thought there should be a place where girls have equal rights to live and every basic necessity of life and I came up with Save Girl Child. BuddyBits E-magazine | Issue 1 | January 2013

Which difficulties do you face while running an NGO? I believe if a person genuinely wants to do something good for someone difficulties don’t matter. In the start we did face financial issues social criticism but I always had my parents and family to my support. Have you been appreciated by any organization? Well appreciation is never needed. For me the appreciation is when a girl holds her head high and believes that I was able to give her a good life. It really feels good when a kid you bought grows up and gets a bright future. That’s all appreciation means to me.

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Uncommon StoriesOf Common People!

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ESSENCE OF LIFE

HAPPINESS

Unconditional Happiness!

Regulations remaining in this era and in this society are not that much weak that separate people from each other easily, they are stronger than we believe and selfless too. Totality must be there in each and every thing either it is living entity or non-living entity; If we have willingness to do something, we can definitely do that. When completeness comes in our life, we feel awesome blossom spreading everywhere and then we can say that our life is in top gear. After completion of bothersome stage we can feel the beginning of a new era, a new gleam, a new smile, a new pleasant aroma, new joy and many more damn good things. We can see a dawn and can breathe better than before, as a new day is approaching with great happiness; it’s an entirely new starting. New cheerful moments are on the track and we are supposed to catch them up. Just a cool feeling we can feel while engaging all glad moments. BuddyBits E-magazine | Issue 1 | January 2013

We can feel that we are a Titan and feel as overwhelming as never felt before. We have made up our mind to achieve something new, achieve something adorable and achieve something unbelievable. We want to reach at a peak level which is next to impossible but still we try to make that possible. Finally, we can see the stage that has come in our life when no one can stop us to fetch the happiness belongs to us, we feel like a roaring lion coming out of the cave and on the way of hunt. When we start experiencing eternal bliss it can be said that all sorrows met to end. The rest thing remained is unconditional happiness and will be there forever, forever and forever.

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RELATIONS

When Relation becomes Formality!

Nowadays, to deal with people is not an easy task in anyway or say it’s a hard nut to crack out. One cannot associate him/her self to any individual by feelings, if one does the same he/she is supposed to bear. One cannot identify the instance at which the relation will be at it worst stage or say It’ll become merely a formality. Such things make one feel that everything is impermanent. Not working of fellow-feeling, short tempered behavior , irritation, unpleasant feeling, lake of happiness, laugh-lost face, ignoring everything etc symptoms are very common while one is passing in the course of this stage. Ritzy moments one had passed with his/her friend are now become past, no cool conversations, not a single punch-line on which they were laughing many times, no sweet quarrel, no stupid arguments, no silly questions and just Nothing!!

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Individual starts thinking that, what is this? Who the hell is responsible for this? Why this happened with him/her only? Such questions are usually rising up in one’s mind but nothing beyond belief in this situation as it was supposed to happen. The legitimate thing is that only he/she is responsible for all these crap because the choice was not right. After realizing this fact one starts thinking in a very right manner and also feels free because he/she knows that, “One cannot laugh on the same joke again and again then why to cry on the same issue again and again?”.

Bhavik Lathigara is an Engineering student from Rajkot and writes “Essence of Life!” in BuddyBits.

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POEM

Deep Inside

Standing On The Beach, Sand Between My Toes, What Lies In My Future? Who Will Come And Go? The Sun Beams Down Upon Me, As I Raise My Head And Look At The Vast Ocean Above Me, Its Size Which I Mistook. I Feel So Insignificant, Compared To This Great Expanse. What Difference Can I Make? Will I Even Be Given A Chance? I Realize Then While Standing There, That All I Have To Do, Is Listen To My Heart, And It Will Pull Me Through, For Strength And Inspiration, Are Not Material Things, They Come From Deep Inside You, They Give Your Soul Its Wings, So Whenever You Are In Doubt, And You Begin To Stray, Take A Look Down Deep Inside, And Your Answer Will Come Your Way. If You Only Believe In Yourself, You Can Make Your Dreams Come True, For No One Else Can Do It, The Power Must Come From Within You.

Asha V. Kumar Student of IT Engineering, V.V.P, Rajkot

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Contemporary Woman She is a girl, who is as much educated as you are. Who is earning almost as much as you do; One, who has dreams and aspirations just as you have because she is as human as you are; One, who has never entered the kitchen in her life just like you or your sister haven't, as she was busy in studies and competing in a system that gives no special concession to girls for their culinary achievements; One, who has lived and loved her parents, brothers and sisters, almost as much as you do for 20-25 years of her life; One, who has bravely agreed to leave behind all that, her home, people who love her, to adopt your home, your family, your ways and even your family name! One, who is somehow expected to be a master-chef from day one, while you sleep oblivious to her predicament in her new circumstances, environment and that kitchen; One, who is expected to make the tea, first thing in the morning and cook food at the end of the day, even if she is as tired as you are, maybe more, and yet never ever expected to complain; One, who has her own set of friends and that includes boys and even men at her workplace too, those, who she knows from school days and yet is willing to put all that on the backburners to avoid your irrational jealousy, unnecessary competition and your inherent insecurities; Yes, she can drink and dance just as well as you can, but won't, simply because you won't like it, even though you say otherwise; One, who is doing her level best and wants to make this most important relationship in her entire life a grand success, if you just help her some and trust her; One, who just wants one thing from you, as you are the only one she knows in your entire house - your unstinted support, your sensitivities and most importantly - your understanding, or love, if you may call it.

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Do You Believe in Angels?

It was a usual fall morning in Kalamazoo, a small city in Michigan. The clouds were dark and the wind was freezing and very soon it was going to snow. The first snow of the season always brought a lot of excitement. My husband and I were new to USA and it was in Kalamazoo where we started our life as a family, so it has a special place in our lives. This morning, I had to go to a friend’s house to help her. I called her Ruth aunty. She was old and wise, loving and caring for everyone in the community. I had to drive to her house by myself as my husband was out of town for some work. As I was driving, I had to go up-hill on the main road. The road was not very busy and everything around looked calm and beautiful. And in that instance my car suddenly stopped. I tried again and again and it would just not start. I was dumbfounded for few seconds. It was a sudden shock for me. Next, I realized my car was slipping down. At once I pulled my emergency breaks and I came out of my car. I was totally frantic in that situation. I tried calling few friends but there was no answer. There were a few cars passing by, at that time but I seemed to see no one around me except my car. I was terrified at the thought of dealing with a police and getting a ticket for having my car in the middle of the road. Just that moment, a big white van stopped, a lady parked her car and came to me. She kindly asked me what happened and she knew my car needed to be moved from the main road. She explained me that she would bring her Van right behind my car and give a gentle push to drag my car around the corner. I knew no other way. I listened to her instructions and we could park the car on the sideways. It was a great relief; I just said thank you and the lady took off. The car was in the parking lot of some apartments and I could come back to my home walking as it was very near. After some time when I was normal, I thought I’ll ring up the lady and thank her heartily, tell her how I felt, how scared I was, how she rescued me, how I would have panicked if nobody would have come. But I realized I did not ask her name nor did I take her address or phone number. I could never thank her in person, never again did I see her or meet her . We moved out of Kalamazoo in a couple of years and life went on. But yes she was my angel, and I guess, may be angels don’t have names. By Glory Christian

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FEATURED

India's 10 most successful female entrepreneurs

The new generation women across the world have proved themselves beyond doubt in all spheres of life including the world of entrepreneurship. India too has its own pool of such bold and fearless women who have made a mark for themselves both within the country as well as overseas. Let’s meet 10 such Indian women who can be easily termed as role models for every Indian- both males and females.

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Mallika Srinivasan

Director, TAFE (Tractor and Farm Equipment)

Mallika has an MBA from Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania. She joined TAFE in 1986 and has since been responsible for accelerating turnover from 85 crores to 2900 crores within a span of two decades. Her innovative business ideas and excellent leadership qualities have won her laurels from every quarter. She was awarded ‘Businesswoman of the year 2006’ award by ET.

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Priya Paul

Chairperson, Apeejay Park Hotels Priya joined the family business at the age of 22 and worked under her father as Marketing Manager at the Park Hotel, Delhi. After the death of Surrendra Paul, she succeeded him in 1990 as the Chairperson of the Hospitality Division of the Apeejay Surendra Group. Her contribution to the hospitality industry has got recognition from the government of India which conferred on her Padma Sri award in 2012.

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Sulajja Firodia Motwani JMD – Kinetic Motors

Motwani is the Joint Managing Director of Kinetic Motors. Sulajja has single-handedly designed and developed marketing strategies to spearhead the company’s growth forward. Sulajja worked in a Californiabased Investment Company before coming to India to join her grandfather's business. Sulajia has been selected as the ‘Global Leader of Tomorrow’ by the World Economic Forum.

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Neelam Dhawan MD, HP-India A woman with ‘never-say-die’ spirit, Neelam Dhawan is presently the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard (HP), India. Neelam is an iconic figure in Indian IT industry . She is an inspiration for women working in IT sector. She dared to enter the IT world in early 1980s when there were just a handful of women in this industry. At the start of her career she yearned to be a part of major players in the FMCG space such as Asian Paints and Hindustan Lever.

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Unfortunately, these organizations did not want a woman to be a part of their marketing and sales efforts and hence she was rejected at the time. But a determined Neelam refused to give up and fought back with laurels galore. Before joining HP, India as Managing Director (MD) , Neelam was Managing Director (MD) of Microsoft, India. She had successful and rewarding stints with other leading players like IBM and HCL.

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Simone Tata

Chairperson (Former), Lakme; Chairperson (Present), Trent Limited

French by birth and educated in Switzerland, Simone is wife of Naval Homey Jahangir Tata and step mother to Ratan Tata. She is better known as ‘Cosmetic Czarina of India’. She has the distinction of changing a small subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills into the largest cosmetic brand in India – Lakme , that became synonymous with indigenous Indian cosmetics. In 1996 Tata sold off Lakmé to Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL), and created Trent from the money it made through the sale. Presently, Simone is the chairperson of Trent Limited.

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Indu Jain Chairperson (former), Times Group Indu Jain used to be the chairperson of India’s largest and most powerful media house – The Times Group. A strong votary of women’s rights and women entrepreneurship, Indu contributed immensely to the growth of Times group. Now, her two sons Samir and Vineet are running the company. Indu Jain is also founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI (FLO). Indu is also the Chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust, which awards India's most prestigious & highest literary award, the Jnanpith award.

She addressed the United Nations in 2000 at the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, a speech in which she stressed the need for oneness among faiths and went on to chair a special session of the conference.

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Chanda Kochar

MD & CEO – ICICI Bank Chanda Kochar, 51, is currently the MD & CEO of india’s largest private bank ICICI Bank. Rajasthan born chanda got Masters Degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. She received the Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies as well as the J. N. Bose Gold Medal in Cost Accountancy.

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Current position: CMD, Biocon Kiran,59, is the founder Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Biocon Limited. Born in Bangalore, Shaw completed her Bachelors in Zoology from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University. She later did her post-graduation in Malting and Brewing from Ballarat College, Melbourne University. She worked as a trainee brewer in Carlton and United Breweries, Melbourne and as a trainee maltster at Barrett Brothers and Burston, Australia.

She started Biocon in 1978 and spearheaded its evolution from an industrial enzymes manufacturing company to a fully integrated bio-pharmaceutical company. Today Biocon under Shaw’s leadership has established itself as a leading player in biomedicine research with a focus on diabetes and oncology. Kiran is also a member of the board of governors of the prestigious Indian School of Business and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Kiran received the prestigious Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005) from the government of India.

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Naina Lal Kidwai

Group General Manager & Country Head – HSBC,India

Naina Lal Kidwai,55, is presently the Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India. Naina has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Delhi university and an MBA from Harvard Business school. In fact, Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School. She started her career with ANZ Grindlays . Presently, she is also serving as a non-executive director on the board of Nestle SA. Kidwai is also global advisor at Harvard Business school. Indian government conferred Padma Shri award on Naina for her contributions in the field of Trade and Industry.

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Indra Nooyi CFO, Pepsico Indra Nooyi,56, is the current chairman and CFO of the second largest food and beverage business, PepsiCo. Born in Chennai, Indra did her Bachelor’s in Science from Madras Christian College in 1974 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 1976. Beginning her career in India, Nooyi held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001.

She has been conferred with prestigious Padma Bhushan for her business achievements and being an inspiration to India’s corporate leadership.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Special

Bigg Boss 6: Alag Che?

6th Season of the most famous Indian TV Reality show Bigg Boss launched in October with taglineAlag Che! Alag to che j boss! Is it reality show? I don’t think so. Bigg Boss 6 was supposed to be a parivarik season. And yes it was, to the most extent. Combination of love stories, break ups and patch ups, fights, crocodile tears, verbal spats made season look like Daily Soaps! One thing was good about this season comparing to previous, Contestants! Contestants seemed united most of the time. But again, unity in Bigg Boss? Not suitable! Bigg Boss tried their best to break their unity, creating partition between contestants to maintain TRP of the show. Urvashi’s secret task, Bhakhtyaar’s entry in the house, Rakesh Paul’s visit and above all, Imam Siddiqui’s wild card entry were few of those tries to unbound contestants. But somehow, contestants stood united in every condition. Imam’s fight with every co-contestant, Delnaaz & Rajeev’s relationship and Aashka’s tears were centered in the season. Urvashi Dholakiya won the season, which was so obvious. But according to me, she was not the person how she was projecting her on the show. She manipulated and played game to brighten the chance of her winning. And yes, she did it. She won. BuddyBits E-magazine | Issue 1 | January 2013

According to viewers and inmates of the house, there were many other deserving contestants to win the show rather than Urvashi. Delnaaz and Niketan were believed to make to the top 3 along with Urvashi. Delnaaz was a very strong contestant to win the season according to viewers, critics and inmates. But, her calm nature drew her to the elimination. Her eviction came as a surprise to all. But anyways, she made place in the heart of audience. Same thing happened with Niketan. He couldn’t even make to the Top 3. Elimination of Niketan and Delnaaz disappointed the audience. And the man, who almost fought with every housemate, who irritated fellow contestants, who did childish activities for footage, who gave crap scenes on National Television, who made his fellow contestant cries, who even fought with the hostSalman Khan declared the first runner-up of the show! Isn’t it great? Imam’s second position was not acceptable among the sophisticated audience. But we cannot do anything. This is the reality of reality shows! - Nishit K. Jariwala

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Rating: 3/5 Story: 3/5 Script: 3.5/5 Direction: 3/5 Music: 3/5 Stunts: 2.5/5 Star Cast: 2.5/5 Visual Effects: 2.5/5

MOVIE REVIEW

Race 2- Below expectations but a worth watch!

Whoever is a die-hard fan of Race, was definitely looking forward for Race 2. And the wait is over. Race 2 hits the screens today. Locations, luxury and glamour has surely made movie grand; but it is not enough! Race 2 is an entertainment package if you will put your mind aside. Stunts and few scenes in the film are far away from the reality. You may find many scenes quite similar in the film which are copied from Race and hollywood movie- National Treasure! Race 2 is an action thriller with many surprises, but twists and turns of Race makes Race 2 predictable! First half of the movie is average. Real Race (all twists and turns) starts on the interval and the second half is good.

Saif Ali Khan has given excellent performance. John Abraham is also quite good. Female leads Deepika Padukone and Jacqueline Fernandez are good. But Bipasha Basu would have been more suitable for Race! Comic role of Anil Kapoor has not added much in this part of Race. Amisha Patel is average in the movie. Both Anil and Amisha have not added much in the movie. Music of the movie is good, but not good as Race. Story of the film lacks original elements and contains predictable plots. Dialogues and script is very good though. Direction and editing of movie is good. Visual effects are average.

Verdict: Luxury, locations and glamour has surely made Race 2 grand, but it’s not enough. Unrealistic stunts, copied scenes and predictable plots disappoints audience. Overall below expectations but a one time worth watch. Review by Nishit K. Jariwala BuddyBits E-magazine | Issue 1 | January 2013

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BB POLL

Top 10 Bollowood songs of 2012

Song

Movie

Music Director

Singer

Votes

1 0

Mukhtasar

Teri Meri Kahaani

Sajid-Wajid

Wajid

1,406

9

Jo Tere Sang

Blood Money

Jeet Ganguly

Mustafa Zahid

1,765

8

Yaariyan

Cocktail

Pritam Chakraborty

Mohan Kanan, Shilpa Rao

2,840

7

Tu Hi Mera

Jannat 2

Pritam Chakraborty

Shafqat Amanat Ali

2,914

6

Piya O Re Piya

Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya

Sachin-Jigae

Atif Aslam, Shreya Ghoshal

3,540

5

Tujhe Sochta Hoon

Jannat 2

Pritam Chakraborty

KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath)

4,150

4

Raabta

Agent Vinod

Pritam Chakraborty

Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh, Joi Barua

5,799

3

Daaru Desi

Cocktail

Pritam Chakraborty

Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade

16,465

2

Paani Da Rang

Vicky Donor

Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Kohli

Ayushmann Khurrana

31,369

1

Tum Hi Ho Bandhu

Cocktail

Pritam Chakraborty

Neeraj Shridhar, Kavita Seth

33,634

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BB RECOMMENDS BOOK OF THE MONTH

India's Bismarck The statue of unity is going to come up soon, we know the greatest of freedom fighters was none other than our Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, but do we know enough about him? We suggest you to read the book India's Bismarck which is dedicated to the Legend. If you need a role model, he will be the perfect one.

SONG OF THE MONTH

Give peace a chance- John Lennon John Lennon lived for just 40 years before he was shot dead. We know him for his appeal for peace. Today we need it most with an unstable Africa, erupting middle-east and terrorism torn India. We dedicate the song Give peace a chance- John Lennon to peace in our first issue.

MOVIE OF THE MONTH

21 Check out what happens when geniuses of MIT challenge the laws of Las Vegas with their brains and don't fear to play big!

Siddharth Jhala is an engineering student from Rajkot and an active team member. He is Marketing head in BuddyBits.

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TECH ZONE TECH UPDATE

Review of new Facebook Graph Search!

Facebook introduced all new Graph Search just few days ago. Beta version of the project availed to the US users. I had listed my name in waiting list for the beta use, and I got Graph Search on my Facebook account today. I’ve been testing it out ever since. And here I am writing a review of Facebook Graph Search. The Graph Search bar on Facebook has replaced my old search bar and now occupies a prominent place on the top tab of my Facebook homepage; the notifications, messages, friend requests tab are now on the right. The new design is giving Graph Search a lot more prominence. Design changes aside, Graph Search now lets me search according to photos, people, places and interests/ likes on the social networking site. In short you can now type Photos of friend X in 2006 and get the relevant results if any.

TECH NEWS

If there are no Facebook results available for a particular search, the search will display Bing results. Few Searches I made using Graph Search ü My friends who like BuddyBits ü My friend who go to Gujarat Technological University and who live in Surat, Gujarat ü My friends who like Sufi Music ü My friends who work at BuddyBits ü Friends of my friends who are writers ü Books Siddharth Jhala reads ü Restaurants in Mumbai my friends have been to ü People who like pages I like ü Photos of my friends which I like ü Web Designers in Ahmedabad Isn’t it great? Now Facebook can understand what you want! You can find whatever you want on just a one click.

Twitter growing faster than Facebook, Google+ Almost half a billion people across the globe have signed up for Twitter, making it the fastest-growing social network in the world. Of all Internet users worldwide, 36 per cent, an estimated 485 million, have a Twitter account. According to the internet research company Global Web Index (GWI), the number of account holders who use the microblogging site at least once a month grew 40% in the second half of 2012 to 288 million, theTelegraph reports. This figure means Twitter is growing faster than both Facebook and Google+, the report added. According to the report, in the same period Facebook grew 33.4% to 693.5 million Google+ grew 27.7% to 343 million active monthly users.

Tech

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

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- Albert Einstein

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TECH TIPS

Keep your Android Superfast with these Apps!

Android is the new babe of mobile technology, but seemingly,this babe gets tired very much and gets slower and slower day by day. But also, there is a whole lot of apps in the play store which tell you that they will increase speed of your phone. No, you don’t need all of them, just these apps which will make your android smartphone secure, powerful and of of course, will increase speed. By Abhijit Mahida

1. Advanced Mobile Care

2. Clean Master Key Features

Advanced Mobile Care is an all-in-one Android security and performance optimization app that performs real-time malware scans while also featuring a powerful Game Speeder, Battery Saver, App Manager, Task Killer and Privacy Locker. Key Features ü Mobile Anti-virus ü System Tuneup ü Game Speeder ü Battery Saver

ü App Manager ü Task Killer ü Privacy Locker ü Widget

ü History Eraser/ Clean cache Files ü Clean unused files/ Manage and clean app packages ü Kill running tasks/release RAM

3. Go Power Master Key Features ü Functional module management ü Running applications monitoring ü Smart power saving ü Time statistics ü Modes help you to use the battery selectively and wisely.


READERS CONNECT

YOUR VOICE

If you get a chance to change one thing for betterment of India, what would like to change?

Let Narendra Modi (C.M. of Gujarat) be a P.M. of country. He will do rest of things which I want to do. Yesha Jariwala, Surat

We need to eliminate one and only one thing and that is CORRUPTION. Once if you achieve this, everything else will fall into place. For that we need to improve the judiciary system. Give huge punishments for the guilty including death. Treat it as the one of the biggest crimes. I am sure we will succeed then.

First and the foremost I will make 70 years the official retirement age in the ruling government. There are way better and dynamic youth leaders our country has whom should be given a chance. Our president is nearly 80 and our vice-president 75; they will be worrying more about their health rather than the future of the world's 2nd largest country. It’s time the people of India should sack all these older people and let the youth take the reins of India in their hands. This change is the utmost necessity of India and it has to implement as soon as we can. Arjun Kakkad, Morbi

Shiras Babu, Gorakhpur

Leaders of excessive age should be banned n youth of india should be given a chance n transparency in the system should be maintained.

Military should take charge for some years. Change the things and hand it over to their chosen government to maintain democracy. Harnish Doshi, Rajkot

Arjun Kalaria, Rajkot

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH

Photo Courtesy Harshit Rajendra Desai Student, BSC In Animation & VFX, Surat

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WEALTH

SECRETS OF WEALTH

One Simplest Way to attract Money!

Pull a currency note out of your wallet and take a good look at it. Caress it with love, care, totality and alertness. You can actually see the story of your own life unfold before your eyes. Every currency note or coin tells the fascinating story about you. Every area of our life from relationships to health is deeply entwined with “Money.� Sadly however, nothing is more misunderstood, mysterious and complex as money. This vital subject is completely neglected all through our years of schooling. If the money area gets affected then every area of our lives gets affected. Money is a very special mirror that can show us the reality and truth of our lives, exactly as it is. And if needed, you can use it to tidy yourself up.

Discover the lost inner child within and develop a playful attitude towards Money. Let go of the false concepts of Money, which suck your energy and vitality. Re-look at money without labeling it as tainted, corrupt, bad, or impure. Look with purity, awe and wonder. Only then Money will transform and flower into something so pure and divine. And as Money flowers and blooms so will your life. For starters take a small action: Take any currency and kiss it lovingly. As you kiss it Feel within the love for Money. For this all you need to drop is Your hypocrisy and become child like. Do it on a daily basis and each time allow your feelings to go deeper. This is the best starting point for developing a Healthy Happy Happy Relationship with Money.

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SPECIAL

New Indian Rupee Symbol is Inauspicious!

Why the New Indian Rupee Symbol is Inauspicious and How it can be changed to make it Energetically Powerful. Mystical Symbols and Sacred Design or Geometry has been used since ages across the World. Aum, Indian Swastik with words of Shubh Labh, Seven Chakra Symbols, Shreem etc have been created by the Rishi’s and Masters with a deep sacred thought. Each Symbol creates a Vibration because of its very Design, Colour, and its interaction with the Five Elements. Everyone knows that the starting of all Material starts with the Energy. And Energy can neither be destroyed nor created and it can just be transformed from one Form to Another. Energy is the raw material of Universe. We also live in an Vibrational Universe. Most of us in India would have been alarmed when the Indian Rupee hit a historic record low of 56.52 on May 31, 2012 to the USD. There are numerous reasons for the same. But one reason most would have not factored is the faulty design of the Symbol itself. The Symbol seems to be Energetically incorrect.

The R (in devnagiri) is a downward stroke signaling going down. Surely the people who approved this design may not have any idea of its negative implications. They are not equipped or trained in these matters. Is this the only reason that our Rupee is falling on a regular basis? Surely not, but it is also one significant reason to be Understood and Addressed. Will the symbol be rectified? I don’t think so. Simply, because it will be thrashed and dumped as one great mumbo jumbo superstition. But the powers to be will look for auspicious days and timings to do the right things. Many will still have a Red Lucky Thread tied in their hands etc. These are scientific and not superstitious. How to create an Energetically Lucky Symbol? The Vibrant Face of the Indian Rupee Have an open symbol like “Aum”

Let us analyse it – The Headless Rupee The upper part or the Head of the Symbol is Cut off with a bold sharp line. This is like cutting the Head of a Human Being. Can you imagine yourself without your Face? This is single biggest mistake in the design. If you give a currency note holding it between your fingers, many who are aware would not appreciate it. This is like cutting the Energy of Money using a scissor (called as Katri in local lingo). Also sharp pointed strokes represents dagger or knife which are negative energy. Then there is another line right at the top of the symbol which locks its upward Growth.

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No cuts or sharp lines to be used. Smooth curves preferred. No downward strokes. Upward strokes project growth and positivity. Symbol should be simple and convey vibrancy Red or Green which is the Colour of Money to be used

Suresh Padmanabhan is an author, public speaker, columnist and creator of Money Workshop. He writes a column- "Secrets of Wealth" on BuddyBits.

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MONEY GURU

How to get Financial Freedom?

Hello everyone, I am Shivang N. Desai. You will surely get to know about me from my social profile so I won’t boast about myself here. But in brief to inform you about the nature of my work, I am in the business of helping people become rich and stay rich. Still confusing huh? Let me explain. Do you Know? That 96 % of the wealth in the world is owned by just 1% of the population, and just 4% of the wealth is owned by 99% of the population. Is it a mere coincidence? Not at all. There is something they understand, let’s have a look at it. Throughout your life and also in the future, you will always be taught how to earn money, but nobody will teach you how to manage your money. I will help you to manage your money with this column. In this article, we will see how to achieve financial freedom.

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I like to keep my interaction with you a bit raw and in form of chat rather than a lecture or a column. This way we will enjoy our conversations too and in turn learn and enjoy our journey. Now continuing to what I said earlier, what do I really mean by ü Make your money work for you. ü Work Smart not Hard. Let’s understand step by step. What we really do in our day today life? You run constantly in search of money. Whatever you are doing right now be it a job or your own profession or even studies etc., somewhere it is related to developing some skills or selling your skills to your customers or your company (if you are doing job) for money. Because money in turn makes you able to buy your comfort and achieve your dreams over and above the survival in day today life. In all the above scenarios just take a minute and think that what happens if you don’t do what you are doing.

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You stop studying, you stop going office or you stop going to your job. Does it still guarantee you the flow of income continuously? I think the answer is NO for most of us.

earth is working HARD, while only 4% of the population is working SMART as they make their money work for them as they break away from this pattern of working HARD.

So what is happening here is you are working for money. And the day you stop working, the flow of money stops. This is called Working Hard.

Now it doesn’t matter if you are a millionaire, billionaire or a roadside popper. But human being surely loves one thing time freedom and the opportunity to just do what they love to do. But to achieve time freedom you need financial freedom. The biggest problem with our education system is everyone either in school or in college or in your master’s programme no one teaches you how to attain financial freedom. Everyone just teaches you how to earn money.

Now contrary to this, what if you are in a position where you just have to do what you love to do and money keeps flowing irrespective of you work or not. Here you are making your money work for you. This situation, right here that I am talking about is called working smart, which will give you financial freedom, and in turn assures you TIME freedom to do whatever you love. You may think “Isme Naya Kya Tha? We all know about it”. Well there must be many people who may know this, but there are still many who don’t. Also if you know this fact, what are you really doing about it? Nothing. Right? Don’t worry; the problem is not with you. But the basic problem is with the human psyche and the education system. We have always been taught to work hard as it has been very finely ingrained in our DNA during our evolution from apes to present day humans. And the result of this is 96% of the population on planet

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But don’t worry. Through this column I will be sharing with you what it takes to attain financial freedom. So to know more about the hardware and software of attaining financial freedom do stay tuned to this space. God bless you all.

Shivang N. Desai is an Associate financial planner and founder of SD Finance. He writes regular column on Money Guru in BuddyBits.

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ECO CLUB

GO GREEN

Why Choose Green?

We are all aware of the environmental crisis, but what can we do about it? Is it our responsibility as individuals to take action, or should we expect the government or industry to take responsibility? Many environmental problems are the cumulative effect of many ordinary people going about their normal daily lives. Even commercial companies that produce toxic waste or excess packaging may do so because we buy their products or services. Many of our daily activities produce what are known as sub-threshold effects. This means that when, for example, I throw away a single battery, the environmental damage caused by my action is negligible. Even if I use batteries regularly, the effect is probably still negligible. So do I really need to worry? Well, imagine a village with a population of one hundred. The villagers are about to eat lunch, and each villager has a plate of 100 beans.

A group of one hundred bandits raid the village, and each bandit takes and eats the lunch of one villager. The next day the bandits decide to repeat the raid, but each bandit feels guilty about depriving a villager of his meal. However, they soon find a way round this attack of conscience. They raid the village as before, but this time each bandit takes only one bean from the hundred beans on the plate of each villager. The bandits leave, well fed and happy, each knowing that his impact on each villager has been negligible. The villagers, however, have still lost all of their lunch! The factor that the bandits ignored is that they knew the other bandits were behaving in the same way, and they therefore knew that the effect of the second raid would be the same as the first. Similarly, like me, many other people are regularly throwing away batteries, and the cumulative effect of these actions isn’t negligible. And I know that lots of other people are throwing batteries away, so I know that my action is contributing to significant environmental damage. This knowledge makes a difference.

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GREEN TIP

Close your refrigerator door.

Ensure that your refrigerator’s seals are fully functional and don’t leave the refrigerator doors open for too long. Refrigerators turn themselves off when they become cool to save energy, but when the air inside them warms, they switch on. So if your seals allow warm air to enter your refrigerator, it will stay on and waste a great deal of electricity. Anything else that is meant to maintain a certain temperature while sealed shut also deserves to have it’s seals checked, and it shouldn’t be left open.

ECO SNAP

Save Water, Save Life!

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EVENT COVERAGE

TECH EVENT

WordCamp Baroda 2013

WordCamp is an official conference gathering event where Wordpress developers and users take part. WordCamp Baroda was organized by Rahul Banker (Tech Blogger) in Vadodara city. It was attended by around 250 Wordpress geeks including bloggers, IT professionals, developers and students from various cities of the country. WordCamp Baroda has covered almost every topics related to Wordpress taking from Installation of wordpress to the generation of revenue through wordpress sites. Speakers and topics covered in WordCamp Baroda >> • Rahul Banker (Basics of WordPress) • Shashank Chinchli (WP Child/Parent theme) • Jaydip Parikh (WordPress SEO) • Harneet Bhalla (Working of Indian Blogging Sphere) • Puneet Sahalot (Building Freelance Business with WP) • Paresh Mayani (101 Securing wordpress blog) • King sidharth (UX & UI of a blog with AdSense) • Saumil Joshi (Understanding WP Themes) • Ketan Raval (Easy way to implement Structured data) • Pratik Nikam (Playing with .htaccess) • Saurabh Shukla (WP with Nginx) • Sathish Nagarajan (WP as a framework) • Arnav Sonara (Wikipedia for Bloggers)

Jaydip Parikh’s session on Wordpress S.E.O. | Wordpress Geeks | Harneet Bhalla sharing his blogging experience. BuddyBits E-magazine | Issue 1 | January 2013

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ART

Art Exhibition on the theme WOMEN by Women.

Art Exhibition on the theme of WOMEN was organized by Women Artists in Surat city. Team BB covered the event. Date- 25 January, 2013 Venue- Art Gallery, Science Centre, Surat Theme- Women Organizers- Sudha Gevariya Rupal Doshi Dimple Patwa Mona Dalal Vidhi Shah Nayana Mangukiya Rina Prajapati Ruchita Patel Supported By- Gujarat Kala Pratisthan

Paintings from the Exhibition >>


CONTESTS PHOTO OF THE MONTH

Valentine

Photo of the month is a monthly Photography Contest. Send your Photographs on the theme of LOVE to us. Best Photo will be Photo of the Month and published in our next Valentine Special Edition. Send your Photos to contest@buddybits.com or Post them on our Facebook wall. • Send your entries with your basic details. (Name, Occupation) • More details will be posted on our Facebook Page.

I LOVE YOU!

Love Letters Do you have any message or letter for your Love? Send your letters to us. We will publish them in our Next Issue. Best letter will get a prize from BuddyBits. Send your message to contest@buddybits.com. • Send letter with names of your love and yours. • For more details, check our Facebook Page.

SACH KA SAAMNA

Craziest Love Confession

Have you did craziest things on Valentine Day? Confess your craziness to us. Craziest Confession will win the contest and get prizes from us. Winner will be declared in our next issue. Send your confessions on contest@buddybits.com. • Your name will not be published. • For more details, check our Facebook Page.

More Contests will be posted on our Facebook Page. Like us on Facebook to get latest updates in Entertainment, Sports, Science & Technology and more.

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Gattu’s New year Greetings for BB Readers

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Make a thoughtful resolution, and try to achieve it, until you succeed! - Deven Bhojani

Highlights from our Upcoming Issue >> ü Valentine Special Edition ü Interview with Deven Bhojani ü Startup Talk with Ritesh Ambastha

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