Our mobile phone is a kind of life line for us now, we carry it everywhere with us. Some people even take it to washroom with them because they cannot leave their phone even for a single minute. With that kind of attachment with phone seen with people, software market is flooded with mobile apps. Each app will do something to keep you busy. However one main task of mobile after making and receiving calls is internet access. Just like our PC, mobile also have their smaller version of web browser to enable web access. If your web browser app is not a good one, web browsing experience is not going to be good. Since web browsing is one of the main task of smartphone and we are so much dependent on it, you should have the best web browser app installed to get the best web browsing experience.
So which browser app is the best? I would without any doubt vouch for UC Browser any day that it is the best web browser app for mobile. For your laptop or desktop PC, you must be using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and both of them are very good browser but when it comes to their mobile app version I can say that they are not as good as the UC Browser. UC Browser is very light weight and yet feature rich. Install it on a very low configuration mobile phone and still it would work like a champ while other web browser apps start to crash if they don’t get quad core processing and GB’s of RAM.
3 Years back when I got my new Android phone, it came with Chrome pre-installed and it worked fine that time. Months passes and there were several updates in Chrome which led to app becoming more resource intensive. Also in these time I installed several other apps on this phone which took a major part of internal memory. So now the Chrome had less resources while it was getting more resource hungry due to updates. Situation was so bad that I could hardly open any website without crashing multiple times. It was getting frustrating and then I recalled that my very first smartphone (which was not android) had a browser called UC Browser and it never crashed and worked great. I searched for UC Browser on Play store and found its android app as well. Installed it right away and now I can easily browse websites and stream videos without any problem on my 3 year old Android phone which is very low powered when compared to phone launched recently. Now I can quickly check cricked score on my phone because UC browser is so light weight and quick that it doesn’t take much time to to launch and get to the score page with its UC Cricket feature.
UC Browser is not a new software, it’s been around since pre-android period when phones either used Java or Symbian OS and since then it has been the most preferred web browser with mobile users.
I came to know a lot more about children of today’s generation after I started my career as a teacher recently. I found many colleagues not very happy with these new generation kids and even I got irritated by their behaviour sometimes but I knew that the generation gap is what making it difficult for us and we need to change to understand them better. It’s not only the technology that is responsible but also the change in parenting. Earlier days, parents were stricter but now we see more leniency, at least I can say this because I have seen 80’s, 90s, 2000 and current generation parents. And this change in parenting has proved to be excellent. Children are more open about what they think now and they put their opinion before adults now which is a good thing. What they want to eat, what are their likes and dislikes, they tell is openly. Chocolate is every kids favourite and now they can have it in breakfast every day in form of chocolate flavoured corn flakes which is a delicious and healthy breakfast option when taken with milk and fruits. Not only the taste benefit, it’s very easy to prepare as well and I have seen grown up children’s preparing their own bowl of cereal. It can be their first ever meal they ever make which can enlighten them to do more cooking experiments. Best part is that preparing corn flake for breakfast is very easy and parents should allow it to kids to do it on their own, it requires no cooking so there is no chance of getting hurt by stove flame or cut their fingers etc. Internet also comes to help a lot here, I myself look up for new recipes that can be made easily at home with available ingredients and with help of my Mom I am able to accomplish the task. Things like these create fond memories that we remember throughout our life.
Since kids today like to get more involved in technology, I have seen kids helping their not so technically sound parents helping with day to day things like using ATM machines, helping understand the functions on new TV remote control or helping them with features of new mobile phones etc. It’s a kind of blessing that kids today learn faster and help their parents. Most of the times it the children who compel their parents and drag them to stores to buy / upgrade things at home. Survey says that buying decisions are although made by adults, children’s play a big role in finalizing the purchase decision. It’s always a happy moment in the family when something is bought from the decision made by everyone in the family.
Soon I will turn 30 and as most Indian parents tell their children at this age, mine also started to give me daily advice on how good it is to be married and all the benefits. I did not wanted to go for arranged marriage but since I do not have a girl friend and neither I hope to have one in future so the only option left was arranged marriage.
Parents of both brides and grooms have really high expectations here and I knew this so I kept my parents away from even talking to anyone about marriage before I get a job. However things were more serious which I didn’t knew and I found I was still not eligible for any decent marriage proposals.
After I got job, talks about marriage started again and I was forced to create profile on matrimonial websites. Now I must suggest everyone looking for marriage proposals to create your profile on these matrimonial sites because these sites will give you a reality check. Your parents, friends and well wishers they all like you and talk good things in front of you which raises your own expectations towards your life partner but these matrimonial websites will tell you exactly where you stand. In short after continuous rejections I simply deleted my profile from matrimonial websites and concluded that I still need to go a long way before I can get a decent marriage proposal.
So I am telling this after months of experience and spending hours on these matrimonial sites, if you need to get married you have to be either one of these:
1. A millionaire – you can marry anyone except doctors (you can be ugly that’s not a problem)
2. A doctor – you can get a medico bride / groom. Doctors have made their own clan and they strictly ask for medico match ONLY. (again you can be ugly that’s not a problem)
3. Extremely good looking with age no more than 25 and highly successful with Govt. job and fat pay scale.
If you are either one of the three given above then you can get a decent marriage proposal, otherwise just forget it and stay single. Even if you manage to become one of the three, next comes the commitment issues with the people on these matrimonial websites, I mean all they need is just a left swipe on the mobile app to see new option. And with so many options available at their finger they will never stick with one and keep on looking for next best option.
Growing up to this age would be impossible without my first teacher, and my first teacher is not from any school or tuition. In any child’s life, his/her mother always becomes his first teacher. I still remember how I used to ask my Mom so many questions that sometimes she would get irritated but still answer my queries. Most of those questions were stupid and if someone would today ask me those questions, I would run for my life. It was the heart of a mother that she would not mind her child asking stupid questions every day and do mischiefs.
Although my Mom is not graduate, she taught me and prepared me well enough to get admission in the best school of our city. It was her hard work and confidence that not only I got admission, I used to score very well in class because of her continuous guidance. It was her decision to get me admitted to the best school even if it was expensive and I must say it was a good decision of her.
Time passed and now I was in higher class and she could no longer help, those days’ private tuitions were not popular. I was not getting much guidance now and my marks started reflecting the same. She would attend every parent’s teacher meeting and learnt that I was not paying attention in class. Now in those old days, mostly parents would start scolding their child but she was well ahead of time. Instead of scolding me, she took medical advice and got me checked for any kind of deficiency. I remember those tasty fruit flavoured syrups that doctor prescribed.
Due to my Mom’s hard work, I am now a well-qualified person with a job and good health. Everything that I learned in college would be impossible to understand without the basic education that I got from my Mom. But what about my Mom? She is now getting old and needs care, those grey hair which I know she doesn’t like at all but never ask me to buy her a hair colour. She gave her whole life in my upbringing but doesn’t ask or even want me to do something in return that is how my Mom is.
I went to doctor few months back for slight pain that was bugging me a lot. Being an educated person and belonging to a family where most people are doctor, I went to the most reputed medical college and got my ear checked from a good ENT doctor. This doctor checked both ear with his otoscope which makes it really easy for doctor to see what’s the condition inside ear and nose canal. He could not find anything particular but audiometry test reported that my left ear was not 100% perfect in listening all the frequencies. Doctor said that this pain is due to my sinus problem and gave me medicines.
Now as there was no improvement, I went again and this time it was the senior most ENT doctor that checked my ear and still he could not notice anything inside my left ear. He continued the medicines. However I was not satisfied as there was still pain in my ear and now even new problems started like ringing sound that started on its own any time and what not.
One fine day I just happen to visit my friendly roadside mechanic and I saw a man checking my mechanic ear. He was a quack and often people get their ear cleaned from them. I thought why not give this man a try and let him check my ear. I told him to just see the condition of my ear. I did not told him anything about audiometry test and that I am having pain in my ear and my left ear failed the audiometry test. I just told him to check and do nothing. He checks my right ear in just day light without any scope with his naked eyes and says the ear is fine. He although could not resist and cleaned the ear anyway. He checks my left ear and tadaa..! literally springs from his place and calls the mechanic to see what he was seeing. It was something not right and he immediately gave his report that my left ear needs intensive cleaning or else I may have issues later. He didn’t knew that I was already having those issues so I gave him a go to do his work and fix my ear. On which he told his fee of Rs.150. I knew that I have already spent thousands on antibiotics which were not able to fix my ear so this was no big amount. I just told him that I should not get deaf on which both my mechanic and the quack laughed. Quack open his small wooden box, takes out a small bottle with white oil and pour few drops of it in my ear. He then uses his tool and after few seconds of trying, pulls out a huge ball of gunk that was struck on ear drum causing all the problems. Picture of which is on the right. He again open his box, and pours another oil, yellow color this time and finally cleans the ear with cotton and says your ear will be fine now. Its almost 2 weeks now and his words were correct, my ear is fine and right after the day of his ear cleaning, all the pain, ringing sound was gone. Left ear also passed audiometry test now.
I am not promoting this quack and every ENT doctor will advice to stay away from them but this quack was not only able to find the root cause of ear pain in few seconds using just his eyes and also fix the problem while doctors were clueless even when using advanced tools. Its knowledge and experience that matters, books and degree cannot make someone a good doctor that’s for sure.