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The perfect gifts on Diwali

It has always been a baffling part to think what to gift apart than traditional ‘mithaies’ (sweets). Well here is a list of the best things you can gift your family members, your relatives and yours loved ones. Have a look!!

 Dry Fruits

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A lots and lots of mithai… please we all have a limit of keeping our mouth full of sweet taste. Why should’t we gift some dry fruits which are really held and consumed with joy. This is a less expensive and highly nutritious gift.

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 Furniture

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Well if you have a good budget for yourself and your family then you can always go for a gift which have a lifetime of nearly a decade.

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Make up kit

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Women love it. And it is a lasting gift.

Click here to buy cosmetic for your Graah Laxmi.

Ethnic Wear

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You wish to gift clothes? Then give this to your elders, younger ones and your life partners. Kurtas and Sarees are the best choices.

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Electronics

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Well it depends from taste, need and preferences. I would rather say that before purchasing anything for gift intent just keep a look as in what really you need.

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Trip

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A trip to Bangkok is cheaper than an iPhone . A trip would not only make you happy but also bound you up with your family and friends again.

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Toys

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Kids love them. You will make their Diwali the best Diwali ever. And their smile would give you the ‘kick’.

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 Happiness

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Actually its bilateral, as you give someone something they need you will in fact get a smile which is more colorful and bright than any ‘pataka’ you may blast.

Just donate who sleep hungry on Diwali and you will see the most beautiful thing on the earth, the smile of the hungry kids.

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Amazing Diwali facts that you must know

Diwali is celebrated not just in India but throughout the world. Lets see some of the interesting facts about Diwali.

10) National Holiday on Diwali. Well its not just in India

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Nepal, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana,, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji, believe it or not, they have an official holiday on Diwali. Diwali, festival of lights, is celebrated not just in India but also in various other countries . In Nepal, Diwali is Known as “Tihar” or “Swanti”.

9) The Bengali way

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Diwali is celebrated as ‘Kali Puja’ in West Bengal by worshipping Goddess Kali. Here Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha are worshiped in the morning followed by Kali Pujan in night.

8) The Invitation of The God of Death

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On the very first day of Diwali (well known as choti Diwali), only one deepak is lit, it is to welcome Yama, the god of death. Diwali is a time when Yama is respected and welcomed. It is believe that the ancestors spirit returns back to bless their offsprings.

7) Diwali with Gamble Angle

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People gamble on diwali, my God.. Juwa(Gamble) ..Well traditionally, gambling during Diwali is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

6) Gujrati Touch wali Diwali

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Kem choo… (how are you in Gujrati) Gujrati Hindu New Year starts from next day of Diwali.

5) Hari Diwali

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In Malaysia, Diwali is a national public holiday in Malaysia, it is celebrated as ‘Hari Diwali’ (Hari symbolizes Lord Vishnu) in the month of Aswayuja.

4) ‘Sukhssuptika’

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There is mention of Diwali celebrations is basically  ‘Sukhssuptika’ according to the Nilmat Puran which figuratively means ‘to sleep with happiness’.

3) South Indian reason for Diwali

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their was a cruel demon Narakasur which use to capture people and create a havoc. According to legends, it is a day when Shree Krishna ended the reign of the demon. It is perhaps the main reason for celebrating Diwali in the south Indian region.

2) Diwali & Mahabharata?!?

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A very few celebrate the day as return of Pandavas to Hastinapur after 12 years of exile.

1) The Cosmic work of Lakshmi-panchayatan

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“Lakshmi-panchayatan” is held the cosmic dimension of Universe (annual board meeting of Gods). Vishnu, Indra, Kubera, Gajendra and Lakshmi are elements of this “panchayatan” (a group of five). This is a combination of all the Gods to bless humanity with influential subsonic blessings.

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The legend behind Diwali celebration

Its Diwali, its fun time, its decoration time. Well, if we look deep into it then we would find that Diwali is more than a five day compiles holidays but it is a five day combo of legend.

Lets have a look as to know the real meaning of this exclusive and brilliant occasion in India.

Day1 : Dhanteras

 the 16 year old son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted his death by snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular day, his newly-wed wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit lamps all over the place. 2776b42807a295df73245a0b21ffd7d2-e1386864688867

Then she narrated stories and sang songs to keep her husband from falling asleep.When Yama, the god of Death, arrived at the prince’s doorstep in the disguise of a Serpent, his eyes were dazzled and blinded by the brilliance of the lamps and the jewelry. Lord Yama then blessed King Hima for a longer life.  0yamrajillustrationpainting

Day 2 : Choti Diwali or Chaturdashi

According to the legends there was a wicked King known as Narakasur. Satyabhama, Lord Krishna’s wife, wished to kill him herself. Krishna were only be her helper.

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In morning, 14th day of the dark half of Ashvin, Satyabhama killed Narakasur and liberated the women from his prison. He was so evil that he abducted 16,000 daughters of the gods to show his power and stole the earrings of Aditi, mother of the gods just to prove himself a mighty warrior. 1502130-supergod_04_12

The rescue of the 16,000 girls is said to be the origin of the fact that Lord Krishna had 16,000 wives. After all this, Lord Krishna returned very early in the morning and was bathed and massaged with scented oils. Waking up before sunrise and taking an early morning bath with oil is still a Diwali tradition in South India.

Day 3 :  “Amavasya”, of Ashvin, is known as Laxmi Pujan.

There is also an story of how King Bali had taken Laxmi as a slave (with all due respect for her, it was just to prove his strength). Vishnu, took birth as the fifth avatar as Vaman, defeated Bali through a very dedicated honored process and liberated Laxmi.

5. Vaman

   It is believed that King Bali has taken all the cosmic powers from Goddess Laxmi just to get liberated from the cycle of life and death by the hands of God Almighty Vishnu himself.  The freedom of Goddess Laxmi is celebrated by worshipping Laxmi.

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On this day goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean of milk called the Ksheer Sagar. She brought with her wealth and prosperity for mankind.

Day 4 : GOVARRDHAN PUJA

when Lord Krishna asked people to stop praying Indra for any kind of rain, food or water because it was Govardhan mountain which nourishes them. He instead asked people to pray Govardhan mountain and people started doing so. This infuriated Indra (king of Demi-God’s) and he charged upon Govardhan. After confronting Lord Krishna, who is an avatar of Lord Almighty Vishnu himself, all of the proud and arrogance was vanished and he asked for an apology.

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People use to make a hman formed Govardhan mountain and worship him.

Day 5 : Bhai-dooj

Many years  ago, in the Vedic era, Yama (Yamraj, the Lord of death) visited his sister Yami  and she ‘tilak’ on his forehead, Lord Yamraj found the whole meeting so blissful that he announced that anyone who receives a tilak from his sister on this day will never be taken away by me.

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These are the story of five days of diwali. Diwali is not just about crackers and LED lighting. Its a legend and more important than that, its our culture. So enjoy Diwali 2014 by known the reason for its celebration.

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The apology from Flipkart regarding “Big Billion Sale”, a brave step by Mr. Sanjay & Binny Bansal

Flipkart is undoubtably the largest online retailer in India with a revenue of more than $1Billion. On Monday 6th October, it was about to launch a Big Billion Day Sale which was scheduled at early morning 8 a.m. and the online gaint aimed a revenue of a Billion Rupees.

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It started with a bang but soon after there were a lot of problem. The question was wheather ” Big Billion Day of Flipkart.. An exclusive event or an Hoax ?!!!!? “. Anyways, as responsible CEO’s of the company, Mr. Sanjay & Binny Bansal has taken the responsibility and issued an apology to their dear customers.

 

“Hi,

Yesterday was a big day for us and we really wanted it to be a great day for you. However, at the end of the day, we know that your experience was less than pleasant.

We did not live up to the promises we made and for that we are really and truly sorry.

We saw unprecedented interest in our products and traffic like never before – we also realized that we were not adequately prepared for the sheer scale of the event. We didn’t source enough products and deals in advance to cater to your requirements. To add to this, the load on our server led to intermittent outages, further impacting your shopping experience on our site.

This is not acceptable to us.

a. Price Changes
As we were preparing various deals and promotional pricing in the lead up to the sale, the pricing of several products got ​changed to their non-discounted rates for a few hours​. We realise that this breaks the trust our customers have put in us. We are truly sorry for this.

b. Out-of-stock Issues
We ran out of the stock for many products within a few minutes (and in some cases, seconds) of the sale going live.We promise to plan much better for future promotions and ensure that we minimise the out-of-stock issues.

c. Cancellations
We had large number of people buying specific products simultaneously. This led to some instances of an order getting over-​booked for a product that was sold out just a few seconds ago. We will do our level best to ensure that we minimise any cancellations.

d. Website Issues
We had deployed nearly 5000 servers and had prepared for 20 times the traffic growth – but the volume of traffic at different times of the day was much higher than this. 

We failed to live up to this promise yesterday and would like to apologise once again to every single customer for our failure.

Thank you.
Sachin and Binny

It was a brave and bold step. Making mistakes by miscalculating is normal but accepting them is commendable

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