Saturday, 28 March 2015

Moving forward

Gone are those days in the local vegetable markets in Bhopal, when you would be more tensed about the correctness of the vendors’ weighing scales, than your shopping list. The other day, when I accompanied my parents to the vegetable market, I found that a majority of the vegetable-sellers were selling vegetables with the help of an electronic weighing machine, instead of the traditional pan balance. I asked one of them, “How could you make it possible?”. “We have taken it on rent. Can you see that tomato vendor right there in the centre? He is the one who is giving these machines to us. He charges Rs. 20 per day.”, replied he. He added further, “And do you know, these days he has bought himself a loading auto, and he loads all these machines and gets them transported to another marketplace the next day.”

"Development." I thought at last.

And do you know friends, these people have started refusing polythene bags as well? They are asking people to carry their own cloth bags instead.
Isn’t it all good? :)

Saturday, 28 December 2013

How to make Strawberry shake (with pictures)

Strawberry shake is a great way to rejoice among friends or family. It is a very easy-to-make and a very yummy desert that just fits into every special occasion. So here's the recipe of the this treat. Enjoy. :)

Friday, 15 November 2013

How to save an online game offline.

Yes, I understand. You're playing an awesome game. You love the game and want to save it offline. May be you will play it later or the internet connection might be slow ... The excuses are endless. But whatever may be the excuse, the solution is one. Go for it. Please allow me to show you.

Note: No software other than Mozilla Firefox is required.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

People with special needs.

Yes, they have some. Some special needs. And we need to help them.
I was watching Dynamo, Magician Impossible. Well, I like the show, and the way Dynamo interacts with the local population. I liked one thing in the episode I was watching in the afternoon, which was, I would like to explain, with the help of the reader’s patience — Due to cyclone Sandy, there were some clippings of the news, and while the Senator was speaking, a lady was subsequently repeating his message through the sign language. It was so nice! Now everyone, including the deaf, could understand what he was saying. Isn’t it good? Couldn’t we have it in our own country? Couldn’t we make sure that people with special needs are taken care of and they should be treated with affection, and why not say love? Friends, this is the time to act. Let’s work on this. Let’s make them feel they are an essential part of this community. Think about this and share your views.

Friday, 8 November 2013

HP Printer showing 'Door Open' warning when it is not.

HP Printers sometimes show warnings such as the ‘door is open’ and stops printing documents when the door isn’t actually open. This is a major (or probably, a minor) problem for us. Let’s see how to tackle this. And yes, without downloading a thing.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Everyday is a lesson in life.

It has been quite long that I have been blogging. This blog is slowly emerging. It has crossed over one thousand (1000) page views. Thank you readers for your support. Due to lack of time I have started micro blogging. I would like to post some of the incidences that I recently came across. Here is a lesson.

During a visit to Aashima Mall, in Bhopal. On 1st November, occasion of Dhanteras. I saw some foreigners there . I wished them a happy journey to our country and of course, a happy upcoming Diwali. He asked my name. Yes, in that little conversation, he threw in a warmth of friendliness and asked my name while shaking hands with me. This, the lesson. We conversed further, but I had already got my lesson.
So friends, do not fail to ask the person's name. It can successfully  make the conversation worth remembering.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Hello, everyone.

It has been quite a while that I have been writing on this blog. Days have been tedious and my studies exhaustive. So I have opted for a less time consuming process, as the reader might be aware of, 'micro-blogging'. Follow me on Twitter for updates @sharma_ansh. Thanks and take care.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

New fact finder - Quiz 2

Here are the answers of the second quiz of G.K. (New Fact Finder) Class 8. 

Note: This post is part of the section General Knowledge Study Material. [See the section here]


  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. Pali language
  3. New Delhi
  4. Southeastern California, within the Mojave Desert, North America
  5. Africa
  6. Michael Faraday
  7. Kanishka
  8. Amnesia
  9. Eye
  10. ? Answer pending.
  11. He was the last man to know 10 tribal languages of the Andaman Group of Islands.
  12. P.T. Usha
  13. Ajmad Ali Khan
  14. Dutch
  15. Satish Dhawan Space Center, SHAR
  16. Indian Forest Service
  17. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (commonly known as Michelangelo)
  18. Rabindranath Tagore
  19. William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
  20. ? Answer pending.

New fact finder - Quiz 1

Here are the answers of the first quiz of G.K. (New Fact Finder) Class 8. 

Note: This post is part of the section General Knowledge Study Material. [See the section here]

  1. AB
  2. Mir Jafar
  3. Ozone
  4. Bengal
  5. Aristotle of Stageira
  6. Lake Baikal
  7. Venice, Italy
  8. Siachen Glacier, Kashmir (Karakoram Range, Himalyas)
  9. Sharavathi River
  10. Aristarchus of Samos
  11. Alaska
  12. Bangalore
  13. 1969
  14. Mr. Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav
  15. John Maxwell "J. M." Coetzee
  16. 400 metre hurdle race
  17. NEAR - Shoemaker
  18. Satyajit Ray
  19. The Progressive Artists Group (PAG)
  20. Ravi Shankar

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

How to Install Chess Titans (Windows 7)

Chess Titans is a Windows 7 game. The game is not supported by other operating systems. But if you have Windows 7 this game can be installed within minutes. Follow the steps given below to install Chess Titans.

Note: This process does not require downloading.

Monday, 7 May 2012


Patience is very important these days. There is a Hindi proverb which states the fruit of patience is very sweet. And surely it is. After all a ripe mango tastes far yummier than an unripe mango. To prove this point here is a story. Read on to find out what it reveals.

The Story
In a valley among the mountains lived an old man with his son named Tom. Tom had a big business in Chicago. He had become quite rich till now. One day he and his father were sitting in the garden of their big house watching the tall mountains. Suddenly the old man pointed to a bird and asked his son what is it. Tom frankly answered it was a crow. The old man said laughingly, "A crow? My eyes are going old nowadays." A few moments later the old man asked his son, "What is that?" Tom replied,"It is a crow." The old man said,"Ah! I see." The same question was repeating itself after a moment or two. At last an angry Tom replied,"How many times will I have to give you the same old answer? It's a crow!" Tom was very angry now. To this the old man went inside and brought a diary and opened a page which dated back to the year 1982. At that time Tom was about 5 years old. This was the diary entry 
March 12, 1982".... Today my 5 year old son Tom was sitting on my lap. We both were talking and suddenly a crow passed by. Eagerly Tom asked what was it. I replied politely that it was a crow. He asked the same question about half a hundred times and I answered it every time with the same politeness .... I did not shout or yell at him. Well, none of the times ..."
He showed the page to Tom. After reading this Tom's anger and pride vanished. He decided to be a changed person after that.

The moral of the story is to be polite, patient and down to earth, and then you will surely succeed. Here's a beautiful quote summing up this  

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. ~ Robert H. Schuller.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The 'Copy-Cats'.

Following is a very interesting story which has a good moral which we should always remember and follow in every aspect of our lives.

For your information: All characters in the story is fictional and do not resemble any person in real life.

The story
In a class of forty students, there were twelve boys who were very good friends among themselves. All the boys in the group were good at something or the other.
Rahul was one of the boys in the group. He was a weak student. He was neither good at studies nor at sports, but he was an excellent dancer. He wanted to become like Rohit, a boy in the same group. Rohit was good at studies as well as sports. But do you know whom Rohit wanted to become like? He wanted to become like Ankit, a champion swimmer. But Ankit wanted to become like Rajat, who was a great basketball player. Rajat liked cricket very much and so he wanted to become like Gaurav who was a good batsman. But Gaurav had his own interest in singing and so wanted to become like Devansh who was a star singer in the whole school. But Devansh wanted to excel in dancing instead which was a growing trend these days. And so Devansh wanted to become a good dancer like Rahul himself.
So what was happening here? Each boy was copying some boy or the other. None of the boys in the whole group could achieve anything. They lost their talent, their original talent which they had been practising since years.

We should not copy each other just because they are an expert in a particular field. However we should practice our own specialities so that we may stand out in the world. However there is no harm in learning good qualities that others posess. But that does not mean that we start copying everything he or she does.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Trying to be good.

Today while reading the daily newspaper I came across a story. Here it goes
There was a poor boy. He was standing outside a shoe store looking through the big glass window hoping he could buy a pair. An old woman standing outside the City Hospital waiting at the bus stop was watching him. She asked him, " What are you doing here?". To this the boy replied, "I am praying to God that I can buy a pair of shoes."
The woman took the boy to the store and asked the shopkeeper to give her a nice pair of shoes. She bought it and gave it to the boy. The boy asked her, "Did God sent you?" which was out of sheer innocence.
The woman smiled and replied ,"No, I am just trying to be good. My son met with an accident and lost both of his feet."

The moral of this story was we cannot be like God to any person no matter how much we help him or her. But we can at least make ourselves a good person.

My greed paid me back.

It was Monday, 30th of April. As my father was back home after a long course of time, it was my time to celebrate. We did a lot of shopping that day. Of course, a good deal of shopping gives a great deal of discount. So I purchased some snacks too - Potato chips and some soft drinks too. But I cannot hold food in my hands because my stomach wants to hold them. And I could not resist. After about five - ten minutes I was wiping my hands and my mouth with the handkerchief. Then it was time to go to my favorite destination - Mc Donalds. We had some spicy Mexican treats and some fries. When we got back home my mother cooked some pizzas for supper. My tank was filled up completely but I didn't give up.

It were days and days before I could stand really still and think clearly because those spicy mexican treats and yummy pizzas kept working in my stomach till a long time later.

It is very well said by Mahatma Gandhi, which gives the very well awaited  “Moral of the Story” to the readers, as 
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”