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We are with India’s Armed Forces: They keep us Safe #SuperBloggerChallenge #Instacuppa

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Serving your country in extreme borders, be it 16,000 feet above the sea level or at uncanny temperatures ranging from -50 to 50 degrees Celsius (in snow-covered glaciers or scorching deserts) is certainly bizarre. The Indian Armed Forces work under extreme conditions and face dire situations such as extreme climate, distance from family and even shortage of food/water supplies during certain intense situations. They are required to operate for countless long hours with little or no rest. Despite all the hardships, becoming a soldier and protecting one’s nation selflessly is truly admirable.

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The Indian Armed Forces governed by the ministry of India, consist of three main forces namely:

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  • The Indian Army
  • The Indian Navy
  • The Indian Air Force

The Indian Army is further supported by the Indian Coast Guard and the Paramilitary Forces (such as the CRPF). The personnel selected to be a part of the Indian Army are well skilled, regimented and a motivated team of people, handpicked after being weathered for their mental and physical abilities. They are made to go through rigorous training and are forced to think on their feet. They are skilled to make the right decisions under times of distress and one wrong decision may lead to numerous loss of lives.

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Pulwama Attack:

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On 14th February, in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, a convoy carrying security personnel was attacked by a suicide bomber as he darted the SUV laden with explosives into the bus, resulting in about forty CRPF causalities in the attack.

The attack was said to be carried out by Pakistan based jihadist group “Jaish-e-Mohammad”.

Role of Pakistan and The Question of War:

Pakistan and India have known to have strained military relationships since the time of partition. Pakistan has initiated war on India several times since 1947. Post the Pulwama attack, there is an intense uproar in the nation. Many blatantly hold Pakistan responsible for the Pulwama attack and demand war in the name of revenge.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) issued a strong statement that condemned the suicide bombing which identified Jaish-E-Mohammad as the group claiming responsibility.

The Truth About Warmongering:

The aftermath of the Pulwama attack caused wrath and anguish amongst the public. Pyres were lit and the nation mourned the martyrs. Many self-proclaimed nationalists demanded war, and even still, some demanded nuclear war while being oblivious to the consequences of sending more soldiers to die in the name of war.

Most individuals became a victim of fake news spreading on social media platforms which fueled hyper-nationalism, hatred and even influenced radicalization and social exclusion of Kashmir’s population.

India’s Retaliation: Surgical Strike 2.0

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In an early morning strike on 26th February, India responded to the Pulwama attack by dropping precision bombs at terrorist camps in Pakistan (Balakot Camp) using Fighter jets, thereby killing more than 350 terrorists.

At the Brink of War?

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There seems to be a lot of tension between the two neighboring countries. If no measures are taken from either side to resolve the conflicts, a war might just be the around the corner.

If a war were to actually take place, under some unfortunate circumstances, it would not only lead to loss of innocent human lives but would also cause depletion of economic, social and political infrastructure. Consequently, demanding ‘blood for blood’ is not a reasonable approach to tackle such intense conflicts.

The right way to help our heroes:

  • Being aware and rational

It is indeed very easy to blame a nation or religion while becoming a victim of fake news during the time of a national crisis. Hence, it is crucial to remain informed about the truth in order to have a rational approach about the same.

  • Questioning the government

Instead of giving into political propaganda being carried forward by various political parties, it is very important to question the government. In the case of the Pulwama attack, it is in fact, a question of great significance as to how the SUV loaded with explosives was able to penetrate the safe route. How did they manage to breach the security? From where did they get the information about the movement? And how did they manage to sneak in so much explosive?

  • Contributing to trusts

Various trusts such as the Maruti Veer Jawan trust help the families of soldiers who lost their lives fighting bravely for our country. These trusts provide for the education of martyr’s kids, the family’s health and other necessities.

  • Contributing to welfare organizations and foundations

Organizations such as WWF, SWO and LAKSHAY foundation not only spread awareness regarding the army but at the same time provide financial aid, medical assistance, and retirement benefits to the members of the armed forces.

  • Government initiatives like bharatkeveer.gov.in

One might donate to the Bravehearts by using online portals like bharatkeveer.gov.in.

It is a government initiative that allows people to donate directly to the families of the Bravehearts.

Our soldiers aren’t just combating the nation’s enemies; in addition, they are fighting natural disasters and extreme climatic conditions.

And yet, they stand strong, willing to die for the nation’s safety – for our safety. The unconquerable spirit of our armed forces is a matter of great pride and deserves a million salutes.

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Experts’ Global – One-Stop solution for GMAT Preparation

Cracking GMAT to secure admission in an elite business school is the dream of every student, aiming to pursue MBA abroad.  However, despite there being numerous institutes that claim to fully prepare the students for the same, only a few coaching centers actually help out in utilizing one’s effort and time in the right way.

 

With best training methods and a dedicated team of qualified individuals; Experts’ Global offers comprehensive online services incorporating three stages-

 

  • Understand
  • Practice
  • Master

 

These are designed with the view to help students excel at GMAT and chase their dream of being accepted into one of the top B-Schools in the world. Having trained students from more than 50 countries, Experts’ Global has helped its students get admitted to the top 150 B-Schools in the world. Every 10th Indian studying in the top-notch B-Schools in the US has been a part of EG.

 

Comprehensive Preparation with Frequent Mock Tests   

 

Experts’ Global provides regular online training, with as many as 15 full-length mock test questions, a number apparently more than what its competitors render. The execution of regular mock exams ensures the development of an accurate strategy which is one of the indispensable aspects of the GMAT training.

 

Personal Tutoring with Video Guides 

 

Along with text explanations and E-books, there are video lessons that help students in acquiring appropriate ways of working out the problems. Contrary to many coaching services that provide instructions on the whole for GMAT, Experts’ Global shoulders the responsibility of providing guidance for each and every question. Such simplified virtual assistance gives the feel of in-person training.

 

Parallelism with the real GMAT

 

Bearing in mind the complexity, pattern and scoring system of the GMAT examination, Expert’s Global has designed its 1000+ exercise questions and mock test problems. The scoring scheme is kept similar to that of the GMAT, thereby ensuring that the students get familiarized with it. The almost identical GMAT mocks along with 1000+ exercise problems help the students to strike an ideal balance between speed and accuracy.

 

Identifying Weaknesses

 

The Experts’ Global analytics software adds further to the utility of its preliminary tests. As soon as a mock assessment is completed, the system shows the performance report with respect to all the areas, helping one to evaluate and conquer her/his weaknesses. Besides, the software tracks the total time taken which proves useful in achieving the required pace to solve all questions.

 

Unique Features

 

Expert’s Global go the extra mile with various special features to make their Online GMAT Training Program user-friendly and functional.

 

  • The first and the foremost is the flag feature

Grants the ease of marking questions that need to be re-examined. This sustains the enthusiasm of students in the thorough learning of concepts and encourages them to revise the considerably important questions.

  • The second useful feature is the stickies or stickers

It is akin to a sticky note that appears on the front screen and turns out to be handy in jotting down even the smaller details.

  • There are also GMAT shots

These are short videos of 2 minutes duration. These shots are extremely useful for quick revision of the lessons.

 

With such excellent features, Experts’ Global leaves no stone unturned in providing an unprecedented learning experience.

 

Apart from the multitudes of features available, there’s also a 100% fee-back guarantee, if one ends up with an unsatisfactory GMAT score even after completing all the three stages as per their study plan. The validity of registration remains till 6 months from the day of enrolment. One can also opt for a smaller program and later upgrade to “Full Access” on complete payment of the course.

 

Meet the Founder!

 

Mayank Srivastava, an entrepreneur, academician and a guest author with various renowned publications, established the cornerstone of Experts’ Global in 2008. Backing a percentile of 99 in GMAT, GRE, and CAT, he pursued his MBA on 100% merit-based scholarship from Boston University. Soon after completing his MBA, he returned to India and began to give shape to his vision of Experts’ Global. Each year, scholarships worth $2 Million are bagged by students enrolled with Experts’ Global.

EG has been successfully providing GMAT training to students from more than 60 countries and it’s all because of the vision and hard work of one man – Mr. Mayank Srivastava.

Here are a few of the testimonials of students who showed trust in Experts’ Global and surpassed their own expectations.

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A Simple Test to Save Your Baby’s Delicate Skin

The preparations to welcome a baby start way ahead of its birth. With the whole family indulging in top baby brands to get the best daily use products for the newborn, the ignorance is often at its peak. From skin care products to diapers and baby wipes, established names in the baby-care industry leverage the blind faith of the market and people tend to buy their products without taking into consideration the listed ingredients. But, the harsh reality is that most of these products comprise a list of chemicals that serve to be extremely harmful to your baby.

One such product used daily for the supposed care of an infant is “baby wipes”. These might be doing more harm than good to your baby’s ultra-sensitive skin. With modernization in the lifestyle, wet wipes have replaced the traditional practice of using cotton and water for cleansing during a nappy change and are handier and easier to use. It saves time and is deemed to be more hygienic. However, if your little one still gets those red, itchy rashes on the bum even after all the care; the baby wipes are to be blamed. Believe it or not, most baby wipes contain ‘polyester’ – a water repelling material made of plastic. The use of polyester instead of organic or natural fabric cuts the manufacturing costs thereby increasing the profit margins of these well-established brands. However, it greatly impacts your baby’s skin and leads to allergies and rashes.

How to determine the presence of polyester in wet wipes?

 

Wondering how to protect your baby from the unintentional exposure to unpleasant chemicals? Here’s an easy DIY flame test you can conduct on the baby wipes to see if they are safe to use. All you require is a baby wipe, a candle, and a matchbox.

The Procedure for Flame Test-

-Light the candle using a matchstick.

-Dry up the baby wipe, hold it from a corner and burn it in the flame.

-Observe the results.

 

Variations in results-

If you sense a bad smell like that of plastic burning, it confirms the presence of ‘polyester’ in the fabric used for a wipe. You will also notice the formation of hard black residue or lumps on the burned edges which convey the inferior quality of the fabric and huge amount of polyester used in it. Such chemically formulated wipes are a definite no-no for your munchkin.

On the contrary, if you sense no bad smell or a smell similar to that of burned cloth or paper, it denotes that the wipes are made up of natural fabric and aren’t comprised of polyester. Moreover, there will be soft ash-like material instead of hard lumps. You can rely on such wipes to be safer for your baby.

“A brand that stood out the test”

Although the percentage of polyester varied with each brand, most of the popular baby wipes fail the flame test due to a cheap fabric. However, one brand that came out with flying colors is Mother Sparsh 98% water-based wipes.

When tested, these wipes burn into ashes without exhibiting any foul smell thereby confirming that no these are made up of natural and organic materials. The Mother Sparsh 98% water-based wipes are so gentle on your baby’s skin that they are often claimed to be “as good as cotton and water”.

 

Reasons to use Mother Sparsh baby wipes-

  • The use of 100% natural fabric such as cotton, make this brand highly recommended for a super soft baby skin.
  • It is the best among all the natural baby wipes available on the market as they are water-based sans any harmful chemical formulation, hence no side effects.
  • Unlike other brands, it has a superior quality of fabric that is extremely soft just like a mother’s touch.
  • Mother Sparsh wipes are 100% biodegradable, which makes them not only suitable for babies but also for the environment.

As your baby’s skin is a lot more sensitive than yours, it is essential that all the products are selected carefully. After all, your baby’s health and well-being matter the most, right?

To see how to perform the flame test and identify whether your baby wipe is made of natural/organic materials or not –

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Video 3 – Click here

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Men’s Society – Handmade, thoughtful gifts for Men and Women

Killer Kicks Sneaker Cleaning Kit

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Imagine wearing your brand-new kicks on a nice day and landing them into a puddle?After spending a fortune on your favourite brand, this might the last thing you’d want to happen to your sneakers. The mesmerizing thing about the sneakerheads out there is that even if your sneakers are not as expensive, you love them immensely. Also, post the wear-and-tear that your sneakers go through the day, they deserve to be taken care of, don’t they? Well, to save your sneakers from stains and dirt, Killer Kicks Sneaker Cleaning Kit is by far the most trusted brand. I, being a sneakerhead myself, have an unbelievably large collection. I have been using the Killer Kicks Sneaker Cleaning Kit to pamper my sneakers and the results have been remarkable.

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HOW THE KILLER KICKS SNEAKER CLEANING KIT WORKS ITS MAGIC ON MY SNEAKERS!

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If you’re a sneaker loving individual like me, you probably know the importance of keeping your sneakers in pristine condition at all times. The Killer Kicks Sneaker Cleaning Kit has helped me do just that. It comes with “Scientifically formulated sneaker cleaning spray” that will make your shoes shine like a pearl. It also helps in keeping the bacteria away and ensures hygiene. Next in box are the “Handy sneaker cleaning wipes” that are just magic. These work wonders and give your sneakers that extra shine, that of a brand-new product. There is also an “Expert sneaker cleaning brush” to tickle away the dust.

I was always worried about the wear-and-tear that my sneakers had to go through if I wore them outside. But, the sneaker cleaning kit has diminished my doubts. I look forward to wearing my sneakers throughout the day because I know that the Sneaker Cleaning Kit I have at home will take care of the rest.

My Jordan’s have never been cleaner; it works wonders with vans and wipes dirt away from my Adidas superstar like a pro.

We all can agree that by the end of the day, our sneakers start smelling gnarly. It is an absolute necessity for us to keep our sneakers hygienic. The Sneaker Cleaning Kit keeps the stink away and gives you the satisfaction of stepping into a brand-new sneaker every time. It also worked pretty well with my Balenciaga’s (on which 90% brands don’t work). The Nike Air Max plus hangs on to a lot of sand and the brush really comes in handy and takes care of the rest.
It is super effective and mild at the same time. So, don’t worry about it corroding any colour or ruining the leather. It even smells better than the brand I used before. Trust me, it makes cleaning your sneakers super convenient. I absolutely love it!

CRUELTY-FREE
The best part of the Killer Kicks Sneaker Cleaning Kit is that is cruelty-free. Almost all companies are using animal testing to test their products. Being a socially aware citizen, I am completely against it. This is where the Killer Kicks brand has outdone itself. By opting for a cruelty-free product like the Killer Kicks Sneaker Cleaning Kit, you will do your part when it comes to saving the fauna of our planet. It really makes a difference.
After stumbling across this kit, the hunt for my sneaker cleaning kit came to an end. This just made me realize that finding the perfect soul mate may be hard but finding the perfect sneaker cleaning kit isn’t. I highly recommend it.

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Men’s Society: Personalized Smooth Operator Shave Kit

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Every guy I know wakes up to hear his inamorata complain about his scruffy beard and how it makes him look like a caveman. I, too, bear the same nagging. Moreover, shaving your beard is such a tough task. I never manage to get the perfect shave somehow. So, my wife got fed up of me making excuses every day and ordered the Men’s Society: Personalized Smooth Operator Shave Kit. She thought that I might get excited to shave with all the goodies that come in the box. And boy, do I love it!

Inside this package are three amazing little bottles and face towels (so fancy for a guy like me). The bottles are numbered which makes it easy for a clumsy/clueless guy like me to use.

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The first bottle is a cleansing face wash. I really like how I feel after using it. The cleansing face wash helps exfoliate my skin before that dreadful shave.

The second bottle contains the shave oil. The shave oil is the USP of this kit and you will not find a substitute for it anywhere else. The shave oil is enriched with lemon and thyme oil which lightens up the skin and prevents any breakout. It also contains grape seed oil which is high in Vitamin E and helps reduce clogged pores. The shave oil soothes the skin before the razor hits your skin. It also makes the work of the razor rather easy.

The third bottle is the post shave balm which really helps to get over that razor burn. It was one of the reasons why I hated shaving. The post shave balm is also enriched with the lemon and thyme oil for a soothing experience. I love how my skin feels post shaving now and it’s all because of this shave balm.

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Apart from the three amazing bottles that completely transform the dreadful shaving routine into a soothing and relaxing experience, the kit also comes with face towels. These compact face towels are amazing. I have never seen something like this before. These would be so easy to carry along when travelling. No need to carry an extra towel and add frivolous stuff to your luggage. They legit expand once you get them wet. They really add to the whole shaving experience and take it a notch higher.

The shaving oil and the post shave balm smell so nice that it completely lifts your mood. The Men’s Society: Personalized Smooth Operator Shave Kit will completely transform your shaving experience. You will fall in love with the whole shaving process as it prepares you for the day.

Moreover, the Men’s Society: Personalized Smooth Operator Shave Kit is travel-friendly and comes in a very handy package. Its compact size makes it super easy to carry around and Men’s Society has already made sure that the kit complies with the airline regulations for hand luggage.

Be it a shave at home, at the office, or at an airport, the kit will completely transform your shaving experience and you will be addicted to it.

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