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Google Opinion Rewards: A rewarding app from Google

While surfing Google Play Store, I came across this amazingly rewarding App from Google; Google Opinion Rewards. It asks you to fill some short surveys or sometimes reviews about different places. It won’t take much of your time and you will definitely be rewarded with some Google Play Credit, which you can use to buy some paid Apps from Google Play Store. The more questions you answer the more credit you earns.

Here is the screen shot of what I earned in last 15 days from this App.

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An Era of Enforced Disappearances – Where is Raza Khan?

The Human Lens

Human rights defender Raza Mahmood Khan missing

On 2 December 2017, Pakistani peace activist Raza Mahmood Khan went missing from his residence in Lahore city in the Punjab province. Raza Mahmood Khan is a peace activist and Pakistan convener of Aaghaz-e-Dosti (Beginning of Friendship), an organisation that promotes peace-building between India and Pakistan. He is also a team member of Hum Sab Aik Hai (We Are All One), an organisation that aims to promote equality between citizens of all classes and religions. In addition, he organizes civil society events aimed at reducing religious extremism in Pakistan.

On 2 December 2017, Raza Mahmood Khan organised an event at a public space, Lowkey Lokai,to voice opinions against a 20 day sit-in by protesters who are demanding the resignation of the federal law minister for allegedly blasphemous statements, and a strict adherence to the country’s severe blasphemy laws. Khan was last seen by…

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Want to win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet?

If you are interested to win Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, you need to review one of the research paper of your choice which is available at ScienceOpen.

Deadline: December 31, 2017.

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I can proudly say that I am Indian and I love my country but…

Let us work together for the change much needed!

વિચારોની હેરાફેરી (Exchange Of Thoughts)

Date: 3rd December 2017

Hey, I am Abhijeet Mehta, a responsible citizen of India. 

The India which is the most ancient country. 

The India which has the oldest cultural background. 

The India where many civilizations came and grew their civilizations. 

The India which has the largest number of youth. 

The India which gives youngest and greatest leaders in the world. 

The India which is world’s only country believing in all religions as equal and that’s why we have more than seven religions and twenty-two different languages. 

The India which has ancient universities. 

The India which has the largest number of youth and they are in top positions in their work.

The India which has fastest economic growth in the world. 

The India which gives the base to science and medical sector. 

That’s why I can proudly say that I am Indian and I love my country.

But regret takes the position…

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Science Open Collection on “Big Data Privacy”

ScienceOpen Collections are thematic groups of preprints and peer-reviewed research papers drawn from a variety of publishers and journals. One can find the collection of papers of any relevant area from different publishers at a single place. We have also created a ScienceOpen Collection on “Big Data Privacy“. I am requesting all my readers to help me to maintain it.

My journey of collection creation was started on January 26, 2017, when I received an e-mail with the subject line, “call for collection editors” from ScienceOpen. The first thought strikes my mind was, “Am I really eligible for this opportunity?” but then my heart said, “There is nothing to lose in trying!”. So, I replied to the mail in one line, “I am interested to become a collection editor. Kindly send the further details”. Fortunately, I received the positive response from ScienceOpen. I am really grateful to Mr. Daniel Cook, who not only guided me but worked with me at every stage of our collection. Without his help, I may not be able to create this collection. Then we had communication for about a month on topics related to editorial to research papers. Finally, on February 20, 2017, we officially made our collection public.

My intention of creating such collection was to help my peer researchers in finding the related research at one place. I believe that it is difficult for one or two persons to maintain such a collection. Therefore, I am requesting all the readers to help me in all possible ways such as, writing a review of any paper in the collection, and providing links to relevant papers.

Thanks in advance…


  1. We can only add papers which are already available on ScienceOpen, however, as an editor I can request ScienceOpen to add those papers.
  2. I also require co-editors for our collection who can help us to maintain it.

Alternate blog address

I started my journey as a blogger eight years back in 2009. My first blog address was with “blogger (”, a blog service from Google where I posted 11 articles. After few years precisely in 2012, I came across another blog service provider “WordPress “. I found WordPress more user-friendly than blogger and posted 536 articles including reblogged in five years! Every time I check the stats of my blog, I feel good with the progress I made in these years, in terms of page view and followers; all thanks to “”. It is very easy to automatically share your article on WordPress to many social media platforms. I am very much thankful to all my readers who continuously supported me. Recently, I had a discussion on revenue generation from blog with my multi-talented brother and one of my friend who is working on digital marketing. They advise me to buy a personal domain so that I can register my website on Google AdSense and generate some revenue out of it. But I argue that I can not be consistent enough to generate sufficient traffic for my website and may end up paying domain charges without generating any revenue. So I decided to return to “blogspot” because it provides me to link my AdSense account even without custom domain. However, I don’t want to leave my WordPress readers as well. Finally I came up with an idea of posting same article on both blog sites and analyse traffic  for the same which will help me to take decision in long run.

I really need advise from senior bloggers. So I request you to provide your valuable suggestions in comments or mail me at

Best way to contact people on Mobile phones

Mobile phones become a basic requirement of any human being specially in country like India. More than 50% of people has more than 1 connection (thanks to Jio 😉 ). Two generations of Ambanis’ have literally revolutionized the telecommunication industry. Dhirubhai came with an idea of ‘everyone must have mobile phone’ and Mukeshbhai came with an idea of ‘everyone must have Internet connection on their mobile phone’.  Everyone has mobile and data connection so they start believing that “I can connect to anyone at anytime”. Isn’t it? That’s the time when people like me sounds annoying to them.

I believe that every time it’s not necessary to receive all the calls on your mobile. Mostly, people involved in academia faces this type of problem because they can’t receive calls during their lectures. In a free calling era, many people call you for passing their free time, which you don’t have so avoiding such people during working hours is a good practice. I also have habit (good or bad) of not responding to calls when I am working on something or having some discussion because it creates distraction in your current work. In US and other developed countries, voice mail service is available with all telecom operators so you can record your message if other person don’t want to talk at that time. By this way you can convey your message to other person without disturbing him. In India, we also have such system but very few people are aware of it so it’s useless to subscribe for such services (I already tried it).

We still have SMS, which is now free (again thanks to Jio). Hence, if someone is not replying to your call, you should send a reason of calling via SMS. It may possible that after reading the message that person may call you back. Don’t forget to write your name at the end of SMS. I don’t know this trick works with how many people but I assure that it will work with me! 😉


P.S. This article is inspired from the article titled, ‘How do you manage communication channels?‘, written by one of my blogger friend, Pratik Akkawar.

Should there be any restriction on length of advertisement on TV, radio, and Cinemas?

While watching our favorite show on TV or listening our favorite program in radio, we find annoying and lengthy advertisements. The more popular a show become, the more advertisements it fetch. I agree that producer need to earn lot of money through advertisements only but still there should be some restriction on length of advertisements. Isn’t it?

Advertisements are the largest source of income for TV and radio and they can show it in between the show but what about cinemas? Why are they showing approximately 30 minuets of advertisement during interval? I mean we are paying to cinemas in terms of movie tickets then why they need to show these many advertisements? Initially they were showing advertisements before starting the movie so people like me use to go late to cinemas but now they are showing it at the time of interval. So we have no way out!

I personally believe that there should be some restriction on total length of advertisements and hope my message reaches to concern authority.

P.S. I have few friends who by mistake become engineer instead of lawyer. So I request them to not advise on this issue. Thanks

સેવા પરમો ધર્મ…

વિચારોની હેરાફેરી (Exchange Of Thoughts)

તારીખ: ૨૫ સપ્ટેમ્બર ૨૦૧૭

“कर्मणये वाधिकारस्ते मां फलेषु कदाचन । मां कर्मफलहेतुर्भू: मांते संङगोस्त्वकर्मणि” ।।

સહુ ભક્તોને નવલા નોરતા ના જય અમ્બે…

નવરાત્રી ચાલુ છે અને ગીતા ના શ્લોક લખુ એ થોડુ અજુક્તુ લાગે પરંતુ આજે મારે વાતજ કાંઇક એવી કરવી છે. નવરાત્રી એટલે હોમ-હવન અને પૂજાપાઠ નો તહેવાર, પણ આજે એનો અર્થ કાંઇક અલગજ થઇ ગયો છે. એ બધી વસ્તુ માં મારે અત્યારે ઉંડુ નથી ઉતરવુ.

હું આજે તમને અમારા ગામ એટલકે ઐતીહાસીક શહેર વઢવાણની વાત કરવા જઇ રહ્યો છુંં. પાર્ટીપ્લોટ અને સંગીત ના જુમબરાબરજુમ વચ્ચે અમારુ ગામ એવુ છે જ્યાં આજે પણ શેરી ગરબી ખુબજ હોંશ થી થાય છે. શેરી ગરબી ની અમુક ખાસીયત હોય છે જેમ કે…..અહીં દરેક વ્યક્તી પોતાની મરજીથી કામ કરતો હોય, જેમ કે કોઇ ગરબા ગવડાવતુ હોય તો એના બદલા માં કોઇ ભેટ સોગાદ ના મળતી હોય, એવીજ રીતે લાઇટનું ડેકોરેશન કે ઇન્સટ્રુમેન્ટ વગાડવા વાળાને પણ કાંઇ ન મળતુ હોય છતાંય એ દરેક વ્યક્તી…

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વિચારોની હેરાફેરી (Exchange Of Thoughts)

તારીખ: ૧૫ સપ્ટેમ્બર ૨૦૧૭

બધુ ભુલાય પણ આજ નો દિવસ ના ભુલાય, ૧૫ સપ્ટેમ્બર….એન્જીનીયર’સ ડે. આજેએન્જીનીયર નામ ખુબજ નોર્મલ થઇ ગયુ છે, ઘણા તોએન્જીનીયરની ખુબજ મજાક ઉડાવતા હોય જેમ કે જે કાઇ ના કરે એએન્જીનીયરીંગ કરે”પણ ૧૮૮૩ કે જે જમાનામાંએન્જીનીયરશબ્દથી પણ લોકો પરીચીત ન હતા ત્યારે સર એમ. વિશવેશ્વરૈયા એ એન્જીનીયરીંગ કર્યુ અને ખુબજ ઉંચા કાર્યો કરીને એન્જીનીયર નીએક અલગજ ઓળખ ઉભી કરી.

ભારત દેશ ધીરે-ધીરે પ્રગતી કરી રહ્યો હતો અને આઇ.આઇ.ટી અને આઇ.આઇ.એસ.સી જેવી સંસ્થાઓ ની સ્થાપના થય અને ભારત માં એન્જીનીયરીંગ શરુઆત થય. પણ આજે પરીસ્થીતી કાઇક અલગજ છે. એક જમાનો હતો જ્યારે “જે કામ કોઇ ના કરી શકે એ એન્જીનીયર કરી દે” એવુ કહેવાતુ અને આજે એવુ થઇ ગયુ છે કે “જે બધુજ કરી શકે એન્જીનીયર.”

આમ જોઇએ તો આ વાત પોઝીટીવ છે પરંતુ બીજી દ્રષ્ટીથી જોઇએ તો આ વાત પોતાના પ્રોફેશન થી છુટુ પડવાની છે. આજે ઘણા એન્જીનીયરો તમને…

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