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Pictures Online? Exercise Caution #AtoZChallenge

Pictures Online? Exercise Caution #AtoZChallenge

More than a year back, child rights activists in Chennai came across and demanded to shut down two Facebook pages that were in Tamil. The pages were created to attract pedophiles with photographs of young girls with comments full of sexual connotation.

Social media giant Facebook has a policy that does not allow nude pictures, but these pages used pictures of children in full clothes. There was nothing sleazy or objectionable about the images – the photos were the kind you and I would post of our children. So technically it doesn’t fall under the obscenity category and hence the website’s algorithm was probably unable to decipher. Also, Facebook was unable to pick up on these pages because both the page and the comments were largely in Tamil and it is difficult to identify regional language words.

Online predators lift pictures from innocent posts uploaded by young children or their parents. Similar pages surfaced in Kerala too. After several complaints, the pages were pulled down. There were pictures of children from the age of 5 to 15 with sexually explicit comments. The cyber police had forwarded the complaint to Facebook and the page was taken down.

In today’s world of Social Media interactions, how much should parents share and how much should they refrain? Most parents embrace social networks as a way of keeping in touch with family and friends scattered across the globe, uploading pictures of their young children. While we shouldn’t let paranoia take over our lives, we have to be very careful when doing so. Bear in mind:

  • Know how much to share. Never give away exact locations, school names and other such details.
  • Understand the importance of not tagging locations
  • Refrain from posting updates and pictures on a daily basis. It could entice someone within your circle.
  • Use stricter privacy settings

With the perversion and pedophilic individuals all across the web, great caution should be exercised.

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Medical Store Embarrassment?

Medical Store Embarrassment?

Noticed how buying condoms is often a nerve racking and uncomfortable experience for many? It does seem quite surprising, considering the fact that, it is the step forward towards being responsible and practicing safer sex.  But then, how could I forget, we belong to a country where sexuality is always behind closed doors, and one seldom displays the minutest possibility of having any inclination. No wonder, people mumble, fumble and whisper, to buy that pack of condoms.

The medical store drama

I was at a medical store recently, and as I stood waiting to be attended to, my eyes caught sight of a middle aged gentleman. Furtively, he glanced over his shoulder and scanned at those at the stores, and then at me. When prodded by the shopkeeper, he fumbled for a pack. Barely audible, his embarrassment was evident. It was like as though he was all set to commit the gravest of crimes.  The other two customers stood with their eyes transfixed straight ahead, ‘lest their eyes make any contact with the pack. The shop keeper picked up a pack from the counters within the store, whipped out a brown paper bag and sealed the edges. It seemed like as though everyone present there wanted the transaction to be completed as soon as possible.

Sexuality- An integral part of being human

There is a large stigma associated with buying condoms. There are instances, where many drive up around 10 kms away from their home to buy that pack of condoms, to ensure those from their neighborhood aren’t watching them buying a pack. In fact, in a survey conducted, it was revealed that the embarrassment factor involved in buying condoms from a shop is the biggest factor that prevented men from using condoms to enjoy safe sex.

The portal- A cheer to many

But now, much to the cheer of many, condoms could be bought without the embarrassment factor. Yes! One can purchase any condom brand, any quantity and at any time with a click of a mouse! They need not disclose their identity and there would be no glaring eyes, no smirks and no grins. One cold purchase condoms online and get it delivered home discreetly. No hassles.

What’s in store?

The web portal condombazaar.com allows this hassle free buying of almost all condom brands in India, without the need to disclose one’s identity. Orders placed would be delivered at the door step. The portal also stocks up, female condom varieties, personal lubricants, vibrating rings and climax delay sprays.

All that the buyer needs to do is to disclose his / her email ID. No need to furnish any other personal information. The site is easy to navigate, and serves as a platform for men and women to get habituated to safe and exciting sex options. Anyone above the age of 18 years can order condoms online in India without having to feel embarrassed.

Isnt this the most convenient way?

Privacy and discretion at its best

Total privacy is guaranteed during transaction and shipping. The payment for the ordered quantity can be made online. Condom bazaar uses highly secured payment gateway, so the payments are highly secured. The word ‘condom’ will never appear in your credit card statement / bank statement. Condoms will be delivered in a discreet packaging. Other than the buyer, no one can notice that condoms are packed inside unless the packaging is completely removed. Discreet packaging ensures absolute safety and privacy.  It will be a tamper-proof and opaque outer cover.  The site has exclusive sections to educate Indian youth about sexual wellness including how to use condoms. An exclusive section for condom reviews allows users to make informed choice while they buy condoms online. The section also carries useful information’s, such as Condom Price in India and information about various condom brands in India

As much as love contributes to healthy relationships and individual well-being, sexual intimacy is an integral part too. Sexual well-being refers to many factors such as physical mental and emotional factors that impact sexual function and reproduction.

Surely with portals such as this, we are paving a way to better and more responsible sexual behavior. 

Cashfat Most Trusted Cashback Website in India

Cashfat Most Trusted Cashback Website in India

According to Wikipedia, “A cashback website is a type of reward website that pays its members a percentage of money earned when they purchase goods and services via its affiliate links”. So amidst all the hassles of demonetization, lies a way for shoppers to make that extra buck on their purchase. This is with the use of a cash back site.

The concept of cashback sites in India

Users of cashback site in India can stand to get back rebates, for their purchases at specific retailers. Sites vary on what form of cashback rebates they offer their users. Some programs will provide the users with a percentage of the total purchase price, while others have a flat sum that they pay out for each action. When a customer makes a purchase online, instead of visiting the retailer directly, they may choose to follow a link from a cashback website to generate a monetary reward when buying products or services. The cashback website receives a commission from the retailer that, after the purchase is confirmed, is shared with the customer who made the purchase.

Speaking about Cashfat.com

Our very own Indian coupons and cashback website, https://www.cashfat.com is here to give you a similar benefit. When you make purchase frequently on any of their 1000+ associate retailers such as Paytm, Dominos, Flipkart, Expedia and Amazon you get to earn on your purchase.

How do you go about it?

All you need to do is sign up and then sign in to go through the website to the retailer’s online store. Locate or search for the blue/orange icon or bar on the Cashfat.com site, click, select or choose to navigate. This will take you straight to your preferred retailer’s store. You would need to first open an account with Cashfat.

What you get from it

The benefits from cash fat range from fabulous online shopping offers which include cashback, discount coupons, and promo codes. The service is absolutely free. The range of goods and brands available is large and includes names like Air Asia, Amazon, Big Basket, Burger King, Cleartrip, Decathlon, ebay, Oyo, Pizzahut, Snapdeal among many others.

It’s all hassle free

Once you enter the store of your choice, prominently displayed are the coupons and promo codes available. After the purchase is completed, believe it or not, the cashback is tracked and added on to your CASHFAT wallet thats held in your account, within 48 hours. After that, the cashback is confirmed and you can redeem it conveniently. CashFat.com is definitely a trusted cashback site in India.

5 Must Have Indian Accessories in Your Wardrobe- From Craftsvilla

5 Must Have Indian Accessories in Your Wardrobe- From Craftsvilla

For that perfect look, fashion accessories are a must. Be it a tiny bindi on the forehead or metal bangles worn on the hand, we Indian women can accentuate our beauty by incorporating them into our day to day dressing. And not restricting them to women, today fashion accessories are part of a man’s wardrobe too. Accessories are more of a personal style statement. In a country as diverse as ours, you could find a plethora of ethnic accessories, that in recent times, have not only become chic and trendy but they could be adorned with practically any attire.

Craftsvilla.com is a unique portal that brings together ethnic Indian accessories, with 1000+ designs to choose from. With an endless list of accessories, one could choose from the available purses, clutches, handbags, wallets, scarves, stoles, jewelry and watches. Craftsvilla.com’s accessories include handmade, Vintage, Organic and ethnic products from around India. These tiny little extras could be adorned as part of our look giving that dash of class to our overall persona. They complete the looks irrespective of the attire you wear. Craftsvilla’s attempt to bring out the ethnic vibrancy of different regions of India reflects in the wide range of accessories available on the portal. It connects the local artisans with the consumers, guaranteeing you a quality accessory at a reasonable cost.

Here are 5 great accessories from Craftsvilla.com that are an absolute must to complete your wardrobe.

Bangles are so much a part of India. From a new born to the elderly folk, they are a mainstay in a woman’s life. Over centuries bangles have evolved into more trendy forms.

bangles.jpg Available in different metals and diverse patterns they give a complete look to any attire. Traditional dresses or a smart office formal wear, you could adorn your hands with a bracelet, or a single bangle, or a dozen odd ones. Craftsvilla.com offers a variety of bangles in different metals to choose from.

cv-msanp68480850830-sanpromon_impex-craftsvilla_1These are a must for any attire. They have the power to enhance any look, be it a formal or professional look, or an ethnic look during festivities and celebrations. Available in various styles-printed, embellished or in woven fabric, Craftsvilla.com has a whole variety. So, whatever the day may seem like stoles/scarves/dupattas always complete the look. Want to make a drab kurta look chic? Throw that dupatta over your shoulder. Or how about making that cotton shirt look perfect for work, tie a scarf around your neck. A stole is the favourite of most young women these days who bear the heat and the dust of city travelling. They could be worn with jeans and kurtis.

cv-minay81363398660-inaya-craftsvilla_1Indians have worn anklets for centuries now. These are light weight accessories, that either come with tiny bells or ones that are simple and beaded. They adorn the ankle giving it an elegant look. Generally worn on both ankles, in recent times, a single piece worn on either ankle has become a style statement. Anklets make your feet look graceful, so walk around talk with that beautiful look.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATalking about the feet, apart from the ankle, India’s traditional accessory is incomplete without having a jutti in the wardrobe. These are India’s very own ethnic footwear that is typically handmade, with or without embroidery. You could not only wear this with traditional clothes but also with a jeans and simple kurti. They could add a whole lot of vibrancy to any attire.

cv-mnmpl55304773390-bags-nmpl-craftsvilla_1This Indian cloth bag is the easiest way to carry things around. The traditional Rajasthan ones are elegant and colorful. It is important to buy good quality ones so that they are durable enough to carry reasonable weight. Craftsvilla.com jholas are priced reasonably and are durable too. These are for all ages and comes in different colors. Carry them with casual outfits.

Accessories today are a vital part of our look.  Have a look at some of the other accessories at Craftsvilla.com and take your pick. You sure would make heads turn.

 

(E)Xpress Delivery Online! #AtoZChallenge

(E)Xpress Delivery Online! #AtoZChallenge

x(E)xpress delivery of practically anything online is possible these days. Seriously, what was almost unthinkable a few years back seems to have become a norm these days. We could get goods and services from the world of the web, with a click or swipe on our handheld gadgets.

Mrs Dixit, our Customer Support in charge in office, recently invited us for her husband’s 50th b’day celebrations. She wanted it to be a surprise party for him. Hence all her planning, from the guest list, the food, the present et all… were done in secrecy during office hours. At 40 something years, Mrs. Dixit has never really been the gadget kinds. Nor did she really use the internet, except for the compulsory browsing and checking of emails that work required her to do. She often commented on how we youngsters spend the whole day on the internet, wasting away precious hours. And shopping on the internet? OMG! It meant compromising on quality.

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Anyways coming back to the surprise party she was throwing for her husband. It all had to be kept hush-hush. And it wasn’t possible to do it after office hours, as her husband would be around. So Mrs. Dixit, on our stenographer Sarah’s advice, took to the online mode of planning. The gift, an iPad for her husband was brought from Flipkart, delivered to the office address. The cake for the party, was ordered from a popular baker in Vasant Kunj. The dinner was booked using another popular caterer’s website, from Nehru Place.

Mrs. Dixit was surprised at the ease with which she actually planned the whole event. All online and her husband hardly had any idea about it. Anyways the party was a big success. Her husband loved the surprise. The person beaming more was Mrs. Dixit, who proudly announced that anything could be done online.

At that moment another gentleman at the gathering announced that he had been taking piano lessons online. He had a piano at home, he signed up online, learnt at his pace and convenience and ended up saving a lot of money. Wondering if this was thinkable even 3-4 year back.

 Ah!!! The way the world has changed…. Is there anything else that’s going to be online? I am thinking…