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Monday, December 23, 2013

A guessing game that was being played few decades ago is on the verge of extinction.

This is my entry to the contest "Dove Guessing Game with my Friend!" sponsored by Dove and conducted by Indiblogger.


                Every individual has a lot of free or spare time and to make best use of this free time it is necessary to keep ourselves busy playing games. Well there are a lot of games which need a lot of exertion but for the children’s who wish to play in the absence of exhausting sunrays there is a game called as Raja, Rani, Chor and Siphai. Yes this name is lengthy but it just needs four members and four paper chits on which the words like Raja(King), Rani(Queen), Chor(thief) and Sipahi(police or cop) are to be written only once on every chit. After writing the names on each chit of paper, every piece of paper has to be folded or rolled in such a way that the letters written on those chits could not be seen easily when rolled or folded. Remember the four chits should look the same and one of the four members needs to toss it up at the start of each game session.

                The specialty of this indoor game is that it can be played in house and the only goal of this game is to guess out which member beholds which chit. After tossing the chits, four members have to pick only one chit at a time. The one who gets a chit named with Sipahi (police or cop) has to guess out the exact people holding respective chits. Failing to do so, this Sipahi will get zero points and the remaining members will get the points as mentioned below.

                Every chit has points and they are as follows: 
                                Raja – 100 points
                                Rani – 50 points
                                Chor – 25 points and
                                Sipahi – 0 points.

                If the sipahi is clever in guessing then it will get points for only the correctly guessed chit holders.

                It means if the sipahi can guess out all of the owners correctly then it will earn 175 points and the remaining ones will earn zero points. Now every time these points are to be mentioned on a paper in the tabular form and the tally of all the guess has to be done when the four members conclude that the game is over.

                In this way, the one whose tally is highest in this game will be awarded the title of Raja (King), the one whose score is second highest will be awarded the title of Rani (Queen), the third highest will earn a title of Chor (thief) and the last but not the least will earn the title of Sipahi (police or cop). 


                While playing this game in my childhood days, I remember that the one who beholds a paper chit of Chor used to get tensed a little bit as soon as he/she used to open that chit. The rest of the members in that game session to be guessed seemed relaxed so it was not that difficult to guess the right ones. Hence, I used to smile out whenever I used to find that one member who used to hide their chit and getting tensed. The best thing about this game was that smile which resembled to the one that comes out whenever we use the dove bathing soap. As the smile replenishes our beauty so does the Dove bathing soap and once you use it you will never go after another soap brand.
  
                In this way, the above mentioned Raja, Rani, Chor and Sipahi guessing game is on the verge of extinction not because of the technological advancements but because the kids in this country find less time to enjoy their vacation and holidays.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My everyday life with the device called Tablet PC.

This is my entry to the contest #BetterWay conducted by Indiblogger and sponsored by Lenovo


                A decade ago there was a time where the younger generation knew that a tablet is just a medicine dosage which is taken only when there are health issues. I guess it was the era where pager devices and land line telephones were being ruling the electronic market Industry. At that time the mobile handsets were just being invented and they were known as wireless telephones and later they were known as cell phones aka mobile handsets aka mobiles. But all these devices offered a telephonic conversation and a simple text message. Still the word tablet was known as a medicine and this continued till 2009.

                Interestingly, Tablet PC concept was known to the mankind since the year 1968 and in this way 40 to 45 years of research was being done and now days a Tablet is known as a device rather than a medicine dosage. Some people utter its complete name as Tablet PC and almost everyone utters it as a Tablet which is the better way to let the surrounding people know that it’s a device and not medication. 

                Now as the various Tablets are being sold in the market, it is obvious that we the human beings are happy as well as sad about several issues related to this device Tablet PC.

                The very first issue is that we have to hold it with both the hands. One is to hold it and the other is to operate it via touch screen.

                The next issue is that the tablet PC user seems rude not because he/she seems like they are hiding some stuff by holding the device with two hands. As both the hands are involved, the surrounding members or family members shout for help and the busy tablet users either say please give me a minute or it cannot hear because of the headphones that are high end noise reducing ones. Hence, there is a need to design it so that it can stand on its own.



                The next issue is that we cannot operate Tablet by placing on a flat table. We need something below it so that we can view what is being shown on its screen. In this way it needs some sort of angled support which seems missing in almost every tablet in the market except one.  And just read further to know more about that one tablet PC which has an angled support. Therefore it needs to be as shown in the image besides. 



                The next important issue is that how to hold a Tablet PC so that our thumb does not block the passage between our eyes and the screen. At times our hand and especially thumb area starts paining not because of the long usage of tablet but because of holding it in that specific way so as to operate it. Therefore, some ergonomics must be followed and till date there is only one company which has taken a leading step and in coming few days many will copy the same. Its structure should be as shown in the image besides.

                The next issue is about charge beholding time of a tablet PC. Today it is very important to have the electronic gadgets which would have a lot of juice i.e. electric charge in it. Hence, the tablet PC is one such gadget which needs a lump sum of battery life and it should last near about a day or at least more than 12 hours of continuous usage. But the one tablet PC that I am talking about has a whopping 18 hours of battery life and it means that this gadget will have a lot of juice in it and hence we the human beings can utter the words “for those who do” and that too as loud as we can. So now you will be willing to know that brand of tablet PC with the solutions to all the above mentioned issues.   

               In this way, you might have come to know that I am talking about a tablet PC which is just launched by Lenovo and it is named as Yoga Tablet. The word yoga means that it has a lot of energy (battery life) and it can be made to stand on a table in the positions like Tilt and Stand. Hence, it is certainly a better way Tablet PC and the only one which is manufactured for those who do and do a lot of things with the help of electronic gadgets. 

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