KuchBhi https://www.kuchbhi.com Mon, 03 May 2021 05:52:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.kuchbhi.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/favicon.ico KuchBhi https://www.kuchbhi.com 32 32 Use MyGov Corona Helpdesk to Find Vaccination Centres In your area https://www.kuchbhi.com/health/mygov-corona-helpdesk.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/health/mygov-corona-helpdesk.html#respond Mon, 03 May 2021 05:52:11 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8846 As India grapples with the intense second wave of the pandemic with several lives lost, Government is trying to control the surge with Covid-19 protocol with measures like wearing masks, social distancing and so forth.

To help India in its fight, Will Cathcart, Whatsapp head, recently tweeted to announce that their platform has collaborated with health workers. Whatsapp is using its app to operate chatbots as helplines. One of these is a chatbot, MyGov Corona Helpdesk.

What is MyGov Corona Helpdesk

The chatbot which was launched in 2021, can now help you to find a vaccination centre located close to you.

MyGov Corona Helpdesk no:

MyGov Corona Helpdesk no is +91-9013151515

How to use MyGov Corona Helpdesk

  1. Add MyGov Corona Helpdesk phone number to your contact list
  2. Go to Whatsapp chat, and type ‘Namaste’ to initiate communication
  3. An automated response will be  generated and you will be asked your Pincode
  4. Reply with your Pincode
  5. Once you’ve sent your Pincode, you get an entire list of vaccination centers within that Pincode
Alternative way to Use MyGov Corona Helpdesk

Go to wa.me/91 9013151515 to go to chat box.

Follow the steps mentioned above.

Make sure you get your vaccination done to keep you, your family and India safe!

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Simple Ways to Boost Oxygen Levels at Home for Covid19 Patients https://www.kuchbhi.com/health/boost-oxygen-levels-at-home.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/health/boost-oxygen-levels-at-home.html#respond Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:21:29 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8833 A sudden surge in COVID-19 positive cases has put the healthcare infrastructure on the brink of breaking point. There is an acute shortage of medical oxygen stock in the hospitals. So, if you or a dear one is under home isolation and wants to improve oxygen levels, here are 5 ways to do it at home:

Prone Breathing to Improve Oxygen Level

Source: twitter.com/moneycontrolcom

This method is becoming increasingly popular because it is scientifically proved that prone breathing instantly improves oxygen levels. In this process, one pillow is placed under the neck, one under the chest, and two pillows are placed under the stomach, with frequent adjustments on each side. The patient is asked to breathe rapidly. An instant improvement in oxygen levels is observed with prone breathing.

Drink Fluids

Drink fluids

An individual must stay hydrated to boost their oxygen level. It is essential to drink enough water to stay hydrated. Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen, and oxygen. So, consuming water in good amounts is also a good way to boost the oxygen level in the body.

Antioxidants and Iron-Rich Diets

Antioxidants and iron-rich diets

Increase the intake of foods rich in iron as it will allow your body to use the oxygen effectively. Iron is the carrier of oxygen in the body. It is an effective way to boost the oxygen level in the body.

Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques

Stress can lead to deterioration of health, So, people are suggested to adopt relaxation exercises. Relaxation exercises like yoga play an important role in calming the body, soul, and mind. These exercises help in boosting the oxygen level as well to a certain extent.

Perform Breathing Exercises

Performing breathing exercises

Perform daily breathing exercises to increase their oxygen level. There are several breathing exercises which can help you in blood circulation and improve the oxygen level too. Through these exercises, lung functioning is improved.

In short, if you are a Covid19 patient with mild symptoms, you could do well by using these simple techniques to improve your oxygen levels. Do monitor oxygen levels at regular intervals and take ample rest. If your oxygen levels are depleting below 95, despite following the above steps, you must seek your doctor’s help.

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Is Remdesivir the Magic Cure for Covid 19? https://www.kuchbhi.com/health/facts-about-remdesivir-injection.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/health/facts-about-remdesivir-injection.html#respond Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:19:04 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8817 The second wave of Covid19 has battered and bruised India. The unprecedented surge in the number of cases and deaths has left people scrambling for hospital beds, oxygen, ventilator, and medicines like Remdesivir. People are desperately trying to get hold of the drug. It is even being sold at much higher prices than the original, as the last resort for Covid19.

What Is Remdesivir All About?

Remdesivir Covid19 Medicine

US Food and Drug Administration had approved using Remdesivir for Covid in 2020, which is why the hype. The drug was first developed as an anti-viral for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Ebola virus back in 2014. It is injected into the veins, where it gets absorbed into the genetic components of the virus. It then stops the enzyme from producing new replicas of the virus. 

Nonetheless, the drug was only approved for emergency purposes. India has used the drug in excessive quantities since it was released, and consequently, the drug is in shortage at the moment. 

Is Remdesivir the Miracle to Cure Covid?

Remdesivir as a miracle cure for COVID is wrong
Source: twitter.com/MoHFW_INDIA

Additional professor in Internal Medicine at AIIMS, Dr. Neeraj Nischal strictly said that Remdesivir should not be viewed as the cure for Covid19. Most of the patients do not need it to get through the disease. There are certain conditions under which Remdesivir should be used for the drug to be effective. It has the power to reduce the recovery period by five days. However, only for patients who are in the primary stage of the disease and for those with low flow of oxygen may be administered with Remdesivir injections. Dr. Nischal also mentioned that beyond this scenario, Remdesivir is hardly advantageous for treating Covid 19. Therefore, Remdesivir is not a miracle drug and should not be used in every case. 

Which Patients May Need Remdesivir and When?

Which patients may need Remdesivir and when?

Superintendent from Telengana’s Gandhi Hospital, M. Raja Rao stated that the drug should only be injected in the first week. Besides, convalescent plasma should also be provided for patients with moderate to acute Covid conditions. 

WHO, on the other hand, has released a statement mentioning that no solid evidence has been found that Remdesivir is advantageous for patients in acute Covid19 conditions.

Who Cannot Be Given Remdesivir?

Who cannot be given Remdesivir?

The doctors mentioned that Remdesivir should not be administered to patients who suffer from kidney or liver issues. It should also not be given to patients with mild to no symptoms. 

To sum it up, Remdesivir is to be used only sparingly and it should be left to the experts to decide if a patient should be administered Remdesivir.

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Best Mini Bicycle Speakers Review 2021 https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/best-mini-bicycle-speakers-review.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/best-mini-bicycle-speakers-review.html#comments Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:14:52 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8788 I have been cycling for a couple of years now and rode to various places across Mumbai. Riding has also helped me discover new places which I never knew about before I ventured into cycling.

I am a music lover and listen to various genres of music be it Hollywood or Bollywood. I have been collecting MP3 since 2001 and have a good collection of Music. However MP3 is of no much use since the time online streaming app has taken over. I wonder and always think about Music formats and migration from Discs to Streaming Music. Here is list of content music formats and tentative year of release:

1940s: Phonograph record (or Vinyl disc records)
1963: Compact Cassette (or Audio cassette)
1965: 8-Track Tape (formally Stereo 8)
1967: Mini-Cassette
1971: Floppy Disk
1982: Compact Disc (CD)
1992: MiniDisc (MD)
1992: MP3
1996: Digital Versatile Disc (DVD)
2002: Streaming

Since I like music, I always wanted to listen to music while riding cycle however, I don’t prefer to put headphones on due to safety measures. So the only option was to take a speaker with me on cycle.

I used to carry a few things with me during rides in my backpack. I had planned to do a 300kms BRM, Mumbai – Nasik – Mumbai, in the end of 2019 and I carried a few kgs in my backpack. I was told by fellow riders not to carry so much weight during long rides. That somewhat registered in my mind.

So I planned to carry a small speaker with me during the rides. I already had a small speaker which I started using until that broke. I then started looking for similar speakers and compiled the following list of few speakers that I have used and is worth listening to it while riding.

PS: These speakers are for self hearing as the watts is low however that is what one needs while riding.

iHome iBT55

iHome iBT55


This is a small cube speaker which I picked somewhere in 2016 and used for a couple of years. I used this speaker for a couple of rides and I was pretty happy until the speaker cone tore off. Unfortunately this speaker is discontinued by iHome. I have open the device and removed the speaker. I am waiting for lockdown to get over so I can get the speaker cone fixed and re-use it.

Corseca – Aquaboom-DMS7000 Portable Speaker

Corseca - Aquaboom-DMS7000 Portable Speaker
Corseca – Aquaboom-DMS7000 Portable Speaker

The Corseca Aquaboom is a compact speaker with 5W output and uses Bluetooth 5.0 and the battery provides 4 hours of playback. This speaker also comes with waterproof IP67. The issue I found with this speaker was that it is a bit heavy due to the metal body and heavy magnet used in speaker. Another drawback is that it does not have a hook to put a clip or tie to a strap. However I keep this speaker in my jersey back pocket. it does give good sound and fellow rider can also hear clearly.

Pro & Con

  • Super Sound
  • Classy metallic look
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP67
  • TWS (True Wireless Stereo)
  • 4 hours playback time
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 6 x 6 x 2.5 Centimeters
  • Heavy (163 gms)
  • No hook to hang the speaker
  • slippery

What is TWS (True Wireless Stereo) ?

True Wireless Stereo (TWS) uses Bluetooth signals instead of wires or cables to transfer sound. Speaker one sends a signal to the source device, connects, and then the source device forwards the same signal on to speaker two, providing an immersive surround-sound experience.
PS: For TWS two similar set of speakers are must.

What is TWS (True Wireless Stereo) ?

True Wireless Stereo (TWS) uses Bluetooth signals instead of wires or cables to transfer sound. Speaker one sends a signal to the source device, connects, and then the source device forwards the same signal on to speaker two, providing an immersive surround-sound experience.
PS: For TWS two similar set of speakers are must.

Portronics Pico Bluetooth Speaker

Portronics Pico Bluetooth Speaker
Portronics Pico Bluetooth Speaker

This is the latest speaker I purchased from a store and was very happy as it was too light. I asked the store manager to give me a demo. It took just ½ a min to configure. I heard couple of songs (slow and hard rock) the sound was pretty clear and loud in an open area.

I was also curious to check if it had a hook to hang the speaker on strap, however the speaker comes with a nylon strap and I have added a hook which I hang on my reflector vest. It is very light and weighs only 50 grams.

Pro & Con

  • Clear Sound
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • IP67
  • TWS (True Wireless Stereo)
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.2 Centimeters
  • Weight 50 gms
  • Wrist strap
  • 3 hours playback time

Mi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2

This is again a really good speaker with compact design and powerful sound. This speaker is a 4 watt with 5 hours of playback audio and weighs only 54 grams. This speaker also comes with strap so it is easy to hand on vest belt or on bicycle.

I have yet to get hands-on experience on this speaker however looking at the reviews online I am sure the speaker is worth a pick.

Pro & Con

  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • TWS (True Wireless Stereo)
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 5 x 5 x 3.2 Centimeters
  • Weight 54 grams
  • Wrist strap
  • 5 hours playback time
  • Sound Quality is average

I am sure you will love above speakers since they are really compact and light weight and moreover they deliver really good sound. This is exact size of speaker one needs while doing long rides.

I am also going to compile list of portable speaker for smaller rides where the size of speaker are little big and little heavy as well. However these speaker can be tied on handle bar with the provided holder or can slide into bottle cage.

If you have any compact speaker which you think reader can benefit, do share here in comment box. You may also share your valuable feedback in comment box for Best Mini Bicycle Speakers

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An Inside Story of DMart’s Secret Sauce Success Recipe https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/inside-story-of-dmarts-success.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/inside-story-of-dmarts-success.html#respond Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:46:58 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8764 Multiple factors work behind a business to give it the aspired edge in the market. D-mart is one such business, which has some of the best strategies and formulas that led to its stupendous success.

DMart’s Growing Market Share

The supermarket genre has gained a fair share of following in the last few years. Supermarkets are making their entry in every other city of India. Giants like Reliance have invested in this market genre. Most of the supermarkets are facing significant losses. However, some have gained their stance based on quality business models. The products available are cheaper, giving a win-win situation for both customers and the sellers. DMart comes in the category of those few.

About DMart

About Dmart
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMart

DMart is an Indian supermarket venture that was founded by Radhakrishan Damani with its first store opening in Powai, Maharashtra on the 15th of May, 2002. A total of 190 stores are operated by the company all over the country. It is now one of the largest companies in the supermart category.

DMart Success Mantra- Discounts and Cheap products

It is one of those supermarket companies that have the largest share in India. It offers heavy discounts and cheap rates on products to the customers, drawing them largely. Even after doing so, the company is making huge profits while others have been in substantial loss.

The reason behind DMart’s success 

A great business model is always the backbone of a rising business and DMart is no exception to it.

Explained: DMart business model

Dmart Business Model
Source: twitter.com/abhayjainx

DMart works on the strategy to provide massive discounts and cost cuts to its customers through different means and methods. This allows them to have a huge footfall and even larger sales volume. The sales aspect is what motivates different companies to pour their products into the centers. The company aims for getting margins on sales of products that are more than half. For this, they deploy the following techniques.

Own Land

The land is a primary requirement for opening any store. The two options for having the required piece of land are to either rent it or own it. Of the two, DMart goes for the latter one and avoids the mess associated with the other. If DMart is somehow unable to buy the land asked by it, it acquires it on lease. This prevents it from paying huge sums of rent on a repeated basis. The lack of rental costs considerably lowers the prices of the item sold inside.

Charging fee for entry from companies

DMart has a very large base of customers that is incomparable to any other player in the market. Customers have to line up for their turn at the counters. This is the reason why every company is more than eager to place its products on the shelves of DMart. It simply means more sales and more customer base for the product. However, this luxury is not free for the brands that want to enter. DMart charges a heavy amount for entry, from the businesses that place their products in their stores. This amount of money that comes through the fee is then adjusted in considerable ratios with the price of the product which brings down its costs for the customers. Now, this procedure tends to attract both customers and businesses with a similar level of force.

DMart’s Philosophy- Slow and Steady Wins the Race

There are supermarket businesses that open several stores in different areas simultaneously. DMart refrains from this practice. It has only opened 220 stores as of now, ever since it was materialized first in 2002. The company has used earnings and profits from each of its stores to develop the other stores. It believes in gaining a substantial financial stand before creating a new store and then utilizes the funds in making the store at a great place at a later stage. This also gives it a significant amount of time to research well upon the area and the local market structure. This slow-walking style gives DMart a strong stand and makes it successful today.

Discounts are a contributing factor

Dmart Discounts
Source: dmartindia.com/

DMart tends to give discounts to their customers besides the lower costs of the items. Every purchase of items is tagged with a discount. This is something different from other companies in the sector, as they only provide discounts on special items, sales volumes, and occasions. This provides a great engagement edge for the customers.

Quick return on investments

Due to the huge customer base of DMart, goods are converted into money fast. These allow them to pay back the companies in a lesser amount of time and repeat the cycle. For the companies, this means more rotations per unit of time and more profit. Due to this companies are even ready and able to give more discounts to DMart.

Reducing excessive expenditure

DMart focuses on selling and customer satisfaction that comes along with quality products and huge savings. Therefore, it tends to keep the marts on a minimalistic approach of appearance. It avoids having great embellishments. It also helps the customers in focusing more on their shopping and takes maximum advantage of it.

Product focus

DMart keeps a strong eye on the region that surrounds their markets. They do great research on the surrounding markets and the products that are available and preferred locally. It focuses on keeping a large share of space for the locally preferred brands. For instance, a great priority will be given to a local Gujarati papad brand in any of its stores in Gujarat, in terms of placement, than any other brand. This helps them in a bi-directional way. Firstly, it empowers the local brands and creates a strong relationship with them as they are motivated to sell their items through DMart stores due to huge sales. Secondly, it helps DMart in acquiring and maintaining a huge and traditional customer base in the new region as they are drawn by their loyalty to the local brands.

Businesses have several lessons to learn from the Dmart model. Today Dmart is worth Rs. 2 trillion today.

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Have You Taken the Jab? Get Your Vaccination Certificate in 5 mins https://www.kuchbhi.com/health/covid-vaccination-certificate.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/health/covid-vaccination-certificate.html#respond Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:04:45 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8741 India has been hosting its mass vaccination program at very progressive rates. The program may have started a bit late, yet it has managed to cover a considerable amount of people, which is almost 88 million, in this short period.

Currently, 11 million people have had full vaccinations and the remaining are up for the second dosage. Therefore, those who have vaccinated are eager to pocket in their vaccine certificates. So, here is some information on this much-awaited certificate.

About COVID Vaccination Certificate

These certificates are issued to the people who have been administered the dose of the vaccine that are approved by the government. It is a mark of their successful vaccination. 

The certificate contains the important details of the beneficiary like name, age, gender, Verified identification (Aadhar / PAN), Beneficiary Reference ID, address. The part in the right of the certificate shows the details of the vaccination like the vaccine name, date of dose, Next Due Date, Vaccinated By, Vaccination Centre.

How to Download Covid Vaccine Certificate?

One can have a provisional level certificate after receiving the first dose, but the details contained in them will only be of the first dose.

After receiving the second dose only, one will receive the message for the completion of the schedule. This message will contain the link for downloading the digital copy of the vaccine certificate.

One can also download the certificate of the vaccine through the DigiLocker App, using the Arogya Setu app, and from the CoWIN website. The procedure is as follows:

Note: Hope one has already registered and taken code before following the below steps:

CoWIN website (Option 1)

CoWIN website (Option 2)

  • Open CoWIN online portal (https://www.cowin.gov.in/home)
  • Click on Vaccinator link on top right
  • Login with your mobile and password. if you don’t have password or forgot your password. LOGIN USING OTP
  • Enter your registered mobile no
  • Enter OTP
  • Click the certificate button below personal details and then click certificate for downloading

Arogya Setu App

Source: twitter.com/SetuAarogya
  • Download the app and click on the CoWIN tab that is present on the top.
  • Proceed for ‘Vaccination Certificate’.
  • Use the 13/14 digit Beneficiary Reference ID and download the certificate.

Digilocker app

Source: twitter.com/digilocker_ind
  • Download the app and register yourself if using it for the first time with general details as well as the Aadhaar number.
  • Set a user name and log in.
  • Scroll down to the health section and click on the “Ministry of Health and Family Welfare” button, this will show the vaccine certificate option.
  • Enter the 13/14 digit Beneficiary Reference ID number and download the certificate.

Beneficiary Reference ID

Beneficiary Reference ID is provided at the time of vaccination registration. Check your SMS on registered mobile no. Above is the example SMS:

Beneficiary Reference ID

Beneficiary Reference ID is provided at the time of vaccination registration. Check your SMS on registered mobile no. Above is the example SMS:

If you have taken first or both the vaccination, it is time to get your Vaccination certificate now! People who have completed their vaccinations face fewer restrictions when travelling within India or abroad. Public places may likely be open only to those vaccinated in the days to come. So, go ahead, get vaccinated and make sure you get your vaccination certificate.

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Cycling Dos and Don’ts in Lockdown https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/cycling-dos-and-donts-in-lockdown.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/cycling-dos-and-donts-in-lockdown.html#respond Sun, 11 Apr 2021 16:49:31 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8718 I have been cycling for a while now and I make sure to do longer rides during weekends and on weekdays I mostly run or do workout (mostly functional), this is my schedule for the entire week.

However since the pandemic, things have changed drastically for each and every individual on this earth. No one is spared. 

As time progressed, everyone found their way to live with it. The administration has also played a crucial role in managing the pandemic. 

Last year during lockdown I mostly rode on an indoor trainer and clocked a good amount of kilometers per month.

Things were just getting better and lots of cycling events were organised by various organisations until the second wave of corona hit Mumbai and many states & cities across the country.

This caused the administration to put partial lockdown in Mumbai until 30th April 2021. (Partial lockdown means, night curfew from 8:00 PM to morning 7:00 AM weekdays and from Friday 8:00 PM to Monday 7:00 AM, along with lots of restrictions for various businesses, schools and collages.) This caused a lot of anxiety in most citizens, SOP was released and in a few days people started following lockdown procedure.

Here comes the second side of the coin where all the athletes, mainly cyclists and runners, were not sure whether to venture out for their early morning workouts.

I am in a couple of WhatsApp groups and members from various groups had the same question whether to ride/run during weekends. However everything is clearly mentioned in the SOP and following is the jist:

Imposition of Section 144 and Night Curfew
a) Section 144 to be imposed in the State.
b) From 7 AM to 8 PM on Monday to Friday, no more than 5 people to move together or
gather in any public place.
c) Rest of the period (i.e. From 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM on weekdays and from 8:00 PM Friday to 7:00 AM Monday) no one to move in a public place without valid reasons or by permission.

Dos

  1. Remember the basics, always wear a helmet and have proper head & tail lights.
  2. Ride Solo as far as possible, however if you are doing longer rides than do ride in a group but don’t exceed more than 5 riders.
  3. Always wear a mask wherever possible. You can slide down the mask while riding but make sure your mask is on while halting or around crowded places.
  4. Finish your rides well before specified time to avoid any consequences.
  5. Check for containment zones, same can be obtained on MCGM website. Click here to see containment zones
  6. Watch news for all latest updates on lockdown and follow them.
  7. If you are part of a cycling club, do follow the club rules. This will help the club organisers manage the club properly.
  8. If you have an indoor trainer, setup and start riding.

Don’ts

  1. Avoid rides before 7:00 AM and after 8:00 PM and follow the rules.
  2. Even between 7:00AM and 8:00 PM don’t ride in a bigger group as 144 is imposed throughout the day, so you can’t ride with a group of more than five.
  3. Most importantly NO RIDES on weekends that is from 8:00 PM Friday until 7:00 AM Monday.
  4. Avoid riding in containment areas.
  5. Don’t pass any news without verifying the same.

So to Summarise Cycling Dos and Don’ts in Lockdown, these are hard times of pandemic, so as a responsible citizen we should follow the lockdown procedure and also help fellow riders follow the same.

Let’s together win over this pandemic and create a better place to live. Let me end with a quote:

Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!

Robert Schuller
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Some Interesting Facts about IPL https://www.kuchbhi.com/sports/some-interesting-facts-about-ipl.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/sports/some-interesting-facts-about-ipl.html#respond Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:55:54 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8703
Who will win IPL 2021

As we wait for IPL2021 to begin today, cricket enthusiasts are waiting for the match to kick off between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, (MI v/s RCB), Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals,(CSK v/s DC), and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders (SRH v/s KKR) at 7.30 pm. 60 matches are slated to be played this season.

First IPL Match

It was initiated in 2007 by the Board of Control of Cricket in India. Since it’s beginning, hundreds of players and millions of fans all over the world wait for it every year. 

Source: twitter.com/IPL

The first match was held on 18th April 2008, with the final match was played on June 1, 2008.  It was a tough match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. And the fervour of Rajasthan blew away the team from Chennai and hence Rajasthan Royals took the pride of winning the first-ever IPL champion title. Yusuf Pathan became the Man of the Match of IPL 2008. Shane Watson was given the honour of Player of the Tournament.

Virat Kohli tops IPL Scoreboard 

Source: twitter.com/RCBTweets

Virat Kohli, the Indian batsman has retained the record of scoring maximum runs in IPL, scoring 5878 runs in 192 matches played so far in the IPL. Suresh Raina is just behind Kohli with 5368 runs so far in 193 matches.

Most Wickets in IPL

Source: https://www.facebook.com/mumbaiindians

Lasith Malinga holds the record of taking the most wickets so far, with 170 wickets taken in 122 matches. Amit Mishra ranks no#2 with 160 wickets taken in just 150 matches. While Harbhajan Singh holds the record of taking 150 wickets from 160 matches, he also holds the record of bowling the most number of dot balls in IPL history. He has bowled 1151 dot balls in just 151 matches. 

Most Catches in IPL

Source: twitter.com/IPL

Suresh Raina has a fantastic record of 102 catches in the IPL matches so far.

Mumbai Indians -Champion of the Champions

Source: facebook.com/mumbaiindians

Mumbai Indians have the honor of taking away the title 5 times. Their excellence has been influential for other teams to perform the best.

M.S. Dhoni- The King of IPL

Source: twitter.com/ChennaiIPL

The former Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has the pleasure of being called the King of IPL. Fans and cricket admirers have named him The Baap of IPL. 

IPL 2021 Opening Ceremony

IPL opening ceremony of 2021 will not have its usual high-profile glamour and glitter. BCCI has decided to make this year an example for beginning something new and benevolent. Differently able individuals would be given the responsibility and honor to initiate the League. The first match would be played between the five-time champion Mumbai Indians and the team with bull’s energy – Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli as the captain.

Source: facebook.com/starsportsindia
Watch IPL 2021 Live on these Channels

Fans and cricket lovers from every corner of the world would be able to watch the matches on several channels. Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 HD, Star Sports 3 will show the live telecast of the matches. Regional language channels such as – Star Sports Telegu, Star Sports Kannada, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Bangla will serve the thirst for IPL in native languages.  IPL 2021 begins on April 9th and would end on May 30th. 

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Wonderful Night Bicycle Ride : Mumbai – Lonavala – Mumbai https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/night-bicycle-ride-mum-lonavala-mum.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/night-bicycle-ride-mum-lonavala-mum.html#comments Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:01:54 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8620 Night Bicycle Ride was planned on 30th Oct 2020 and the route was Mumbai – Lonavala – Mumbai

Cycling is always fun, be it a casual ride, ride to work, riding at events or be it for shopping. It has been pretty much part of my life. I usually ride twice or thrice a week.

So, I joined a group for doing group rides and I have been part of Malad Cycling Club (MCC) for more than two years now.

We at MCC have really good rides planned almost everyday and anyone from the group can join the ride.

So, One member of the group, Nimesh Thakar initiated a Night Bicycle Ride to Lonavala and that was planned initially for 23th Oct, however for weather conditions the ride got cancelled. New date was planned for 30th Oct and this time the group grew bigger.

This time the initiative was taken by Vishal and Nimesh. Number of members grew so fast the moment the ride was posted in the group. There were 4 names on 21st Oct and the number of riders increased to 21 on Night Bicycle Ride event day.

Night Bicycle Ride – Ride Day

Few members met at Mith Chowki and at 10:00 pm and we headed toward the second meeting point, Oberai Mall, to my surprise there were more than 25 people apart from the riders to see us off and cheer all the riders. Most of them were spouses and MCC group members.

We had a small gathering and started around 11:00 pm from Oberai Mall towards our journey to Lonavala.

We were on our way and about 5kms away one of the fellow riders had punctured his tire. We stopped to fix and after about 15 mins we found that his tire was out of order. He has no option but to quit the ride. I really felt bad for him however it is part of the riders life.

Most of the riders went ahead while we four were fixing tires, Dillon took auto back home and we three started riding a little fast to catch up with fellow riders. However the road was bad post Speez so we took a little time. All the fellow riders were waiting for us at Eastern Express Highway (EEH), we three reached EEH and started riding together.

Our next halt was near MC Donald, Panvel. I had a fall about 200 meters before the meeting point. My front tire hit the uneven surface between paver blocks and concrete joint. I was off balance and tried to balance however I fell flat on the road. Luckily my speed was slow as I was chatting with fellow rider Mehul.

From nowhere I saw all MCCians around me, one picked me up, another picked my cycle, one took my water bottle, another one made me sit on the footpath and I saw one rider start fixing my cycle chain (it came out due to fall). 

We resumed our ride in 5 minutes and moved towards our next halt i.e. was MC Donald, Panvel.

We started cycling at a good pace and reached Khololi. Our next halt was a little before Bhor Ghat that was at about 90kms. We relaxed as we had to climb the Ghat.

We all climbed the Ghat, I had thought to complete the ghat without stopping in between or dragging my cycle. However I stopped for a brief 30 seconds as I had back pain. I started from where I stopped and finished the climb.

We sat for about 45 mins once we reached on top of Bhor Ghat and started our back journey. We rode down the Bhor Ghat and assembled at a place for breakfast.

We had a good breakfast and post breakfast we started our ride full fledged. We all were segregated and were in smaller groups while riding back as per the capacity of every individual.

I was left behind and I was riding with Sukumar, we rode until vashi and met a fellow rider Abdul who had a puncture, he replaced the tube but did not have a pump so we quickly filled air and started moving ahead.

On the way we met another rider Sanjay who is a good Ultra Runner as well, we had our first ride together and we had a little chat. We stopped at Airoli for refreshment and refilled the water bottle.

Post that small break, I picked up the pace and started riding fast, since I had stamina, I rode at my best so that I could reach Powai and head towards aarey as it was getting hotter.

Met Pro-Riders at Powai

To my surprise, all pro riders were standing aside near L&T Powai for a short break. I had a brief chat with them and we had some snacks near L&T.

We started riding together and I finished my ride at 11:30 am.

This was my first longest ride I ever did and that too a Night Bicycle Ride. This is one of my best ride and will always be in my memories.

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One Year of Work From Home…Will The Trend Continue? https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/work-from-home-new-trend.html https://www.kuchbhi.com/life-style/work-from-home-new-trend.html#respond Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:58:21 +0000 https://www.kuchbhi.com/?p=8612 It is hard to believe that a little more than a year has passed since the World Health Organization or WHO declared COVID -19 as a pandemic, and we have seen so many changes in the social, economic, and health front at this time. Countries worldwide have eased the lockdown restrictions and have urged companies to work at total capacity. However, people have been advised to work from home as much as possible.

Many countries, including India, New Zealand, and the US, have released norms implying that businesses that can allow employees to work from their homes should do so without inhibition. In countries like South Korea, the government has said that workshops and training should be conducted online wherever possible, and colleagues have been asked to stay away from each other and not shake hands in meetings.

The Obvious Solution: Work from Home

Men doing Work From Home

Just after the pandemic onset, many companies shifted to remote location work, ditching the traditional ‘work from office’ culture. Employees, too, felt secure when they started to work from home. It meant fewer interactions with people, staying close to families, and maintaining productivity despite the pandemic situation’s rising challenges. However, it has a downside. The corporate world lost every kind of perks that they had – gyms, lounges, and free coffee at any time of the day. The post COVID era is not tough but an era of new normal.

The Problem of Gender Divide

It is disheartening to note that despite the new normal, women were hit the hardest in the wake of this pandemic. They lost more jobs, and the percentage of unpaid work among the women workforce was alarmingly high. They had to take the burden of increased household work, leading to depression and decreased workplace productivity.

Changes in Work Routines

Almost everyone has heard of the adage that 9 to 5 is the unofficial slogan of many offices, especially the public sector enterprises. However, this concept blew away in the post COVID era as office meetings were held beyond the scheduled 9 to 5 threshold. Businesses that quickly adapted to these changes bounced back in the industry, and even employees could find a new work-life balance. It is interesting to note that, as per a recent survey, less than 15% of the employees wants to go back to the old schedule. They have become accustomed to ZOOM meetings, high-speed internet at home, and attending office meetings conveniently. However, there is another sad truth here. Many people who work in unorganized or low-paid jobs like transportation and retail run the risk of low profits and soon find their jobs disappearing from the market.

Economic recovery is only possible when these employees are also integrated into the new ‘normal’ post COVID-19 era.

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