Onam is the biggest and most important festival in the state of Kerala, India. It is a harvest festival celebrated with joy and excitement by the people of all communities all over the state for 10 days. It is believed that Onam celebrations are started from the time of Kulasekhara Perumals (800 A.D). The Onam festival falls during the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the months of August-September according to Gregorian calendar.
This festival is celebrated to welcome their king Mahabali from Patala ( the underworld), whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Nambudiri Brahmins of Kerala are the most spirited about Onam celebrations as they credit it’s origin to their own community. Continue reading Onam: Harvest Festival
Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated as the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.
As per Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is considered as “Vighana Harta” (one who removes obstacles) and ‘Buddhi Pradaayaka” (one who grants intelligence). This festival is very important for students, they worship Lord Ganesha to light u their minds. Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as “Vinayaka Chaturthi” (festival of Lord Ganesha) is celebrated on Shukla Chaturthi (4rth day of the waxing moon period) of the Hindu month of Bhaadrapada (usually falls between 19 August and 20 September).Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi
The number of smartphones in use in the third quarter of 2012 totaled 1.03 billion, a 47 percent increase from third quarter 2011. It has taken the smartphone industry 16 years to top the 1 billion mark. According to Bloomberg Industries , By 2015, the smart phone numbers will double to 2 billion and the smartphone market in 2011 was estimated to be worth $219 billion.
If we take the above estimates further, It looks like in 6 to 7 years from now most of the phones will be smart phones. Number of companies will start producing smart phones and cost will go down. What happens if every one starts using Smart Phones? Well, we all know how convenient it is. If this becomes a reality, how many gadgets we buy today will become antiquated?Continue reading What happens If every one starts using Smart Phones?
Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research says, a minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. Initially when I read this, I couldn’t believe it. But after I did a simple math with average video frame rate (24 to 30 images per sec) with the saying “one image is worth 1000 words”, it is coming to around 1.8 million words. It is very true and it’s just amazing to see the evolution of online video usage in the last decade.
Whether you’re Hispanic or not, the infamous Cinco de Mayo is Sunday. Now is the time to start thinking about this year’s festivities. Are you going to go out with a big group of friends or will you host a night of partying (and maybe a little misbehaving) at your place? Either way, start planning!
According to Earth Day Network, 192 countries and over one billion people are participating in Earth Day celebrations this year. What is Carbon Foot Print to start with? Here is the simple explanation I found to understand the carbon footprint myself and I would like to share it with you all. You leave footprints when you walk in the sand, the mud and when you’ve got wet feet. You also leave something called a carbon footprint. You can’t see your carbon footprint, but it impacts the earth and leaves a mark just like the ones in the sand and the mud do.
When you use fossil fuels, like heating oil to keep your house warm or gasoline for your family’s car, these things create carbon dioxide, also called CO2. Carbon dioxide is called a greenhouse gas. Many scientists believe that greenhouse gases are making the earth too warm. Your carbon footprint is the total amount of CO2 you create. A big carbon footprint is bad for the planet.
We can calculate our own foot print on the planet using Carbon Foot Print Calculator. You will be surprised to see the results. Because it is Earthy Day today, when time permits, check it out. It is estimated that, the cumulative global total of 420 billion tonnes of CO2 has been emitted between 2000 and 2011 due to human activities.
What can we do to reduce our own Carbon Foot Print on this planet? Here is the list of 101 suggestions from Green Wiki which will reduce the foot print and save you money. Let’s try to adopt 1 of the 101 suggestions today and help our planet.
Videos and Images are more powerful than words and thus became effective way of communication. One of the reasons we can process videos and images faster than words is because of how the brain handles the information. According to Discovery health, It processes data from pictures all at once but processes text in a linear manner.
Let’s say if you write or print an invitation or greeting for any occasion, it is less likely that the recipients will read it completely and remember it. It is proven that brain processes images faster and remembers longer than the text and words. For your next event or occasion, try to use our Video Invitation or Video Greeting feature in which you can merge multiple images and make it a video, or multiple videos into one video and add some flavor by adding text, music and send it as an Invitation or Greeting in few minutes.
It is a cool and effective way to greet your loved ones and better way to invite more guests for any event. A simple video message from the couple who is getting married, a birthday boy or from a just graduated aspirant would be much more touching and lively than sending a printed or an online typical invitation. You can be more creative by adding event venue as part of the video invitation or video greeting. Inwiter helps you to do the video invitations or video greetings online in few minutes.
Oops… I am writing too many words for you to process, check out the below Video greeting created using Inwiter and try it out, let us know your experience and more importantly your guests response.
Add life to your invitations and greetings using Inwiter.
Before I write about Video Invitations and Video greetings and the new way of inviting or greeting your loved ones, did you ever wonder about evolution of invitations? Invitations were used by only for social events by the aristocracy (Kings, Queens, Ladies, Lords, Dukes and Duchesses) in England and France beginning in or around the 18th century.
They were all hand written and calligraphy was the elegant way of showing that they were well educated. This is how each invitation was written. Once written, each invitation was placed in a handmade envelope which would include the invitee’s names and they used to seal with a hot wax. With no postal service in place, these invitations had to be hand delivered.Continue reading The New Era of Video Invitations and Video Greetings
Easter is prime for fun family videos of Easter egg hunts and family gatherings. It’s a special time of year when we create special memories with the Easter Bunny. It’s even better when we capture those special moments with a video or professional photographs.
This Easter, do something different. Create a special video greeting card to wish everyone a Happy Easter. Your family and friends will love getting an email with your special greeting. If you don’t have a video, use special photos and create a video slideshow celebrating love and Easter with your close family and friends.Continue reading Very Special Easter Video Greeting Cards
You know last year’s Easter videos you took of your kids at the annual Easter egg hunt? You can actually use them this year as you prepare for this year’s Easter egg hunt. Don’t just post a Facebook or send a boring invite. Instead, use video invitations.
Using your Inwiter account, you can create custom video invitations in a few minutes and actually track the event on Inwiter. You can send it to your guest list via email or post on Facebook and other social networks. Continue reading Easter Egg Hunt Video Invitations