Ramayan Episode 1: दशरथ यज्ञ, राम जन्म, Ramanand Sagar Ramayan First Episode

Ramanand Sagar Ramayana full first episode

Ramayana is the most popular Indian story ever told. Long Long Ago, in Ancient India… Rama, the prince of Ayodhya is the eldest son of King Dasrath

नौमी तिथि मधुमास पुनीता, सुकल पच्छ अभिजित हरिप्रीता।
मध्य दिवस अति सीत न घामा, पावन काल लोक बिश्रामा।।

The saga of Ramayan Gods’ prayers to Lord Vishnu King Dashrath’s yagna invoking blessings for a son birth and childhood of Shri Ram.

How to check 3G Data usage on Airtel Postpaid?

But sir you have used 12 MB  more than the data allotted to you in your 3g plan and you have to pay 121+ service tax for the same said the telecaller from the other side and I was like what 120 rupees for using just 12 MB? of course I was disgusted and decided its time for me to end my relationship with Vodafone.


The high data costs involved with 3g use really keeps us on our toes. and the moment I switched my operator to Airtel I thought i should share how can you check your Airtel postpaid 3g balance to avoid imprudent data charges by these insensitive telecom operators.


How to check 3g data balance in airtel postpaid


Again like vodafone Airtel would also send you reminders once you have used 80% of your 3g data and once again when you have utilized 100% of it, but you do not want to be on the operators mercy here is how you can check your airtel 3g data balance in postpaid  


Dial *121#
Now select the 3rd option called DATA Services and press 3
Now again select the 3rd option Data use by pressing 4


and you would able to find how much data have you consumed from your plan, if you are still feel that following these steps would eat too much of your valuable time you can type this and get your data use in one time

*121*3*4#

22 things I learnt about Czech in my Trip to Prague

  1. Always stand on right side of the elevator
  2. Czech’s don’t like you entering their homes with outside shoes.
  3. It’s possible for a girl to get drunk and dance outside in a rainy night
  4. Billa is where you shop.
  5. Asking a girl for coffee is an indirect invitation for sex
  6. Indian food is very expensive
  7. Beer is cheaper than water at most of places
  8. Czech’s are lovely people
  9. People travel to countryside cottages almost every weekend.
  10.  Damm, Czech’s love to do walking, hiking etc.
  11. Even the strangest looking people offer their seats to elderly people in buses, trams and metro
  12. Mostly 40+ people don’t speak or understand English which is kind of nice..
  13. Czech’s motto is probably “A beer a day keeps the doctors Away” they love BEER
  14. Internet works very fast: D
  15. It’s possible to stand next to a restaurant and get connected to a FREE Wi-Fi
  16. Gypsies are the only dangerous things I came across.
  17. Public transport is awesome here
  18. It’s possible for a women to be bald have pink hair and not get stared
  19. They probably loves dogs & other pets, they are all around.  
  20. Tell a Czech that Czech is in Eastern Europe and be ready to Die ( it’s in central Europe)
  21.  Electronic gadgets and mobiles are much expensive compare to India
  22. There is actuary a building named “Penis tower” in Brno.

Some more things which i remembered later and would like to share as well are

  • It’s possible and perfectly safe to drink tap water anywhere
  • Czech and beauty are synonyms
  • It’s possible to drive at speed of 210KM and not get killed: D
  • People let you cross the road and stop not like in India where crossing the road it like winning a war.

I would like to thank a very special person without her this list would not have been possible, may god bless you always princess.
Miluji te

Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh India – Review

Bungee Jumping in rishikesh
Memories for lifetime
“Go further, I am holding you! Don’t worry the crew member reassured” and I began to crawl slowly with heart full of excitement and fear at the same time (yeah, those who say they don’t fear anything let them come with me to Rishikesh for a Jump, we shall see!). The scream of the last jumper was still fresh in my mind and I was debating if his scream was because of sheer excitement of bungee jumping or was he as afraid as I was. “Please tell me nothing will happen to me” I said. She slowly begins again “Relax, take a deep breath do not look down and look at those beautiful mountains enjoy the view” the countdown started Five… Four… three… two… One… Bungee and Jump!!!!!!!!!

It all began while I was planning for my next trip to the mountains. We both were missing each other as much you see J. While exploring places for travel in Uttrakahand Himalayas, I came across a video on YouTube of a guy doing bungee jumping and I was mesmerized by sheer excitement this sport offers and decided that I was going to try it out. A quick search over Google told me that an agency called Jumping Heights provides bungee jumping experience in Rishikesh India.  Within minutes I booked my tickets, changed my plans a bit, and 24 hour later, I was in Rishikesh. I had booked my tickets online and decided to take a quick nap in my hotel room. Little did I know that it’s difficult to reach the jump sight without any private transportation. Luckily I called that guy and he informed that a bus will leave from their marketing office in Tapovan in the next half an hour and asked me to hurry up.

“God, I can’t be taking this jump and will lose the money I have paid too L” I muttered, and was in there office within next 20 minutes. I told them to play some jump videos of other people so that I could borrow some courage for my jump. They charge 350 rupees as transportation and entry fee charges. Once I arrived there and saw other people jump on the TV, I literally got nervous and so did the other people who came with me to do the bungee jumping. It looked like the scariest thing one could ever do!

“My god, it’s too high” I said to myself once I started to walk on the cantilever jumping platform on top of River Ganges. The crew was friendly and looked very professional. A small team of 4 people were led by a New Zealander jumping coach. They suit you up for the jump and make sure that to calm your head. Within minutes, I was standing on the edge and cursing myself for putting me in such situation.



“I can’t believe, I jumped!”. That moment of free fall and that wind blowing pass me, I screamed my lunges out, possibly the loudest I ever did, the elastic rope took me back in the air around 50-60 meters after the first fall (total length around 83 meters) and my body started to swing like shaktimaan. “I did it! I did it! It was AWESOME AWESOME experience”. I thanked the crew for being so supportive and that it was the best ever experience of my life. I never felt this way before in my life, eyes full of joy and my heart was fearless now. With the proud badge of “I have got guts” and life time memories of this jump, I started to trek back to their cafeteria.

Location – Where is the jumping Place?

You can experience bungee jumping in the holy city of Ganges, Rishikesh. The jumping sight is located around 14-15 kilometers from the main city at a place called Mohan Chatti of Rishikesh. You can go directly if you have your own transportation or visit their marketing office and a regular bus in every 2 hours should take you there for 350 rupees.

How Can I Book my bungee Jumping tickets?                

Almost all the river rafting offices can book it for you but I am not sure about their prices. You can buy the tickets online from their official website http://www.jumpinheights.com/modules/OnlineBooking.aspxfor any date of your choice.  You can also walk directly to their marketing office in early hours and book it on the spot.

Is it Safe?
Absolutely. The crew and staff looked well trained and very professional to me and not for a minute, did I feel that something will happen to me because of the lack of preparation on their part. You got your guts? – Well, they have the platform! GO and JUMP!!

How Much does it cost?
It costs 3000 rupees for one time jump and they will charge you 750 rupees if you would like to get the video recording of your jump (which most of the people do). It’s not allowed to take anything with yourself during the jump so those who thought they will record it from their phone or personal camera are bound to get disappointed. For more details about prices click here     

Contact


MARKETING OFFICE
Address:              Tapovan, Badrinath Road, Near Lakshman Jhula Police Station, Rishikesh.
Phone:                 +91 7830404067, +91 7830335577 & +91-0135-2442100
JUMPING SITE
Address:              Village Mohan Chatti,Rishikesh.
Phone:                 +91 7830404067, +91 7830335577 & +91-0135-2442100
Email:                    enquiries@jumpinheights.com    
So go out there and have fun! This is so memorable that you will remember the feeling for the rest of your life 🙂        

Godaddy www (301) redirection within 2 minutes

You all must have noticed that now we have a new web address for my blog and have moved on to a new domain name i.e. www.raghlenka.in. Since I decided to move from my old domain www.tripathig.com to www.raghlenka.inand from Google to Godady domain services (it was almost 60-70% cheaper at godaddy, 10$ vs. 200 rupees), I was worried how I would do the redirection for my existing WWW URL raghlenka.into www.raghlenka.in. It turned out to be very easy and hardly a 2-minutes job. Let me show you a step by step guide on how you can do a www redirection to your godadyy account.

How to do domain redirection in Godaddy

Log in to your godaddy account and click on the Launch button next to your domain name
redirection godaddy
Select the ‘domain name’ and on the top header, select the first option in FORWARD

301 redirection godaddy


Type the URL you want your domain to be redirected to, save, and you are done!

www redirection godaddy
It will take between 2-24 hours and your redirection will start working, or if you do not want to take all this trouble then there is a short cut to do your www redirection in godaddy. Just contact their excellent ‘online customer support’ and within minutes, they will do it for you.

Resources
Official godaddy page for help on domain forwarding – Click here
How to do www redirection in godaddy VIDEO – Click here


Trip to Kaluk, Sikkim 2012 – Pictures

Sikkim is heaven for nature lovers, I was fortunate enough to enjoy majestic views and relish hospitality of one its kind warm hearted sikkimese people during my trip to this land of beauty in 2012. I may not remember the words or exact scenes from my trip to Sikkim but I am sure I will always remember the feeling to be in Sikkim it’s so special and different than other places I have been to. If you love nature even a bit and do not want any hassle of big cities or touristic places, pack your bags and leave for Sikkim, you can always thank me later for recommending Sikkim. In this photo series I will post pictures of my trip to Sikkim in 2012 to relive the memories and encourage you all to see it once. In first post here are pictures from our gateway to Sikkim, Kaluk

kanchenjunga view from Kaluk
View from Our Hotel Room Kanchan View

kanchenjunga peak Kaluk
Clouds playing Hide & Seek
kanchenjunga kanchan view hotel
Time Stops here, Kaluk

School kids @ Kaluk, Sikkim
School Chale Hum 
Best Himalayas view
Mesmerizing view of Himalayas, Kaluk  
Rinchenpong Monastery
Rinchenpong Monastery in Kaluk

young monk @ Rinchenpong Monastery
Young Buddha – Rinchenpong Monastery, Kaluk

Raghvendra Tripathi
Me with Next Buddha 🙂
Buddha, Rinchenpong Monastery kaluk
Buddha Statue in Rinchenpong Monastery

How Far is Chennai International Airport from Domestic Airport? – Just 700 Meters

So many people ask How far is Chennai International Airport from Domestic Airport and the answer is just
700 meters if you will count the distance, 10 to 12 minutes if you decide to walk and just 2 minutes if you catch that free battery auto operating just next to the arrivals gate. yes I repeat free battery autos 🙂 here is how they look like

Free Chennai airport taxi
Free Auto From Domestic to International Chennai Airport

Ps. I am writing this post from personal experience during my recent trip to colombo I had to change domestic to international at Chennai airport.

Best Restaurant in Haputale – Risara Bakery

Riasara Bakery Haputale
Yummy Veg Biryani

Haputala is a small lovely village near to more popular Horton Plains. It serves as a base for people visiting to Horton plains and have many options to stay but very limited options to eat. Hotel restaurants are so expensive for no reason. during our recent trip to Haputale we came across a nice place to eat in Haputale. First day we ate at our hotel Sea Lak views and the food was just ok by taste and not value for money. Next day we explored the small bazaar area and came across a small bakery called Risara. As many guide books and online travel forums suggest that the best and most value for money place to have your food in Sri Lanka is to find the place where locals eat. Risara bakery is something similar and run by some local Muslims, expert in chicken curries and biryanis. It’s just next to the bus stand in Haputala and I guess only independent restaurant separated from local hotels. its a very basic place and have small place to sit at the first floor, has very friendly people who run it.

The guy working there was bit shy but extremely polite, they cook just next to the tables so you can see even how are they preparing your food. Unlike other restaurants in Lanka it took just 15 minutes for our order to get served. you won’t get much of varieties other and rice, noodles and some curries but whatever they have is worth to try. We ordered some veg fried rice, veg noodles and varieties of tea. Everything was so delicious and worth a clap. It was extremely value for money as well. 1 veg fried rice, 1 veg noodles, 5 tea, 2 coke and 1 curd costed just for 550 Sri Lankan rupees almost 50% cheaper compare to our Hotel Restaurant. So next time when you are in Haputale you know where to eat, Risara Bakery -Best food you can buy in Haputale

Best Restaurent in Haputale
Risara Bakery Menu
HIGHLIGHTS

No Home Delivery
Dine-In Available
Serves Non Veg

CUISINES

Chinese, SRI Lankan, Rice, Bakery items
OPENING HOURS8 AM to 10 PM,
COST  ?
LKR. 500 for two people (approx.)  around 5 Dollars
Cash only
Address

next to haputala bus stand,  main bazaar


How to Check Your Vodafone Postpaid 3G data balance

Though I will never recommended any one to get 3g on postpaid connections (its 12.5% more expensive than Prepaid Connections) for Example a 3gb monthly Prepaid Vodafone 3G will cost 654 and same Data limit on postpaid connections will cost 732 Rupees.

Prepaid
Postpaid
3GB plan
654
Price Paid = 654
3 GB Plan
650
Price Paid = 650+12.2% =732
  Note: on postpaid connections you have to pay 12.2% taxes on overall Bill.

How to Check Vodafone Postpaid Internet (3g) Balance

Well there are two methods which I was able to find for this question, first is detail one and easy to remember as it’s a step by step option, other one is to remember the speed dial code and within 2 seconds you can get the information about your 3G.

First Step

Dial *111# > Press 5 for Internet Plans> Press 1 for Active Plan & Details >

                                             Or

Remember this code *111*5*1#    

                                             Or

The most boring option, SMS, DATA SPACE BAL to 111 toll FREE 

Vodafone Postpaid 3g balance check