Blue Wine-New flavour for your taste buds

Blue wine. You may not have heard about it before.

A new cobalt blue colored wine is being launched in USA in October 2017 after a two year experiment mainly in Spain. The maker of this wine Gik who originally launched in Spain were fined Euro 3000 by Spanish government as this colour was not legally approved in wine industry.

It will be launched in USA in October and is expected to be priced between $12 to $14.

The producers of this wine are trying to do something different with fun element. The wine consists of both red and white grapes sourced from various vineyards in Spain and should appeal to everyone tasting and drinking it.

So what are you waiting for?

Taste it and have fun.

 

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It was raining heavily and I lost my car’s keys

For many days, I was thinking of visiting Lajpat Nagar market, a posh market area in South Delhi.

Today I got chance to visit Lajpat Nagar. This was not chance but my destiny.

I was thinking of selling mobile phones on e-Commerce portals and had to visit mobile store to check the inventory and billing details. Otherwise the phones could have been delivered at my place in Rohini. At least people listen to me and take me seriously when I talk business.

It had been warm and very humid weather for last couple of days. Today when I was about to start it started raining heavily. I listened to rain drops and my wife went outside from the back gate opening towards service lane.

She was surprised. There was no rain and it was dry everywhere. I checked from the front gate and it was raining heavily.

Infact the rain started from the side of the locality that faces our front door entrance. Hence there was no rain in the back side of the locality.

Anyways, I started my engine and we went for drive. It was approximately one and an half hour drive from Rohini to Lajpat Nagar. I was expecting more time due to rain but there was no traffic jam though the traffic was moving at a slow pace.

At about 12.30 in the afternoon we reached the destination and took parking ticket from the parking staff.

We went inside the shop and came out in about an hour after discussing the business.

We went towards the parking lot. Vision was poor due to rain and found difficulty in crossing the road.

I gave car keys to my wife and asked her to sit inside so that she feels comfortable in this weather.

I had to go to the toilet and settle parking charges with the guy.

I came back and paid to the parking guy and sat inside the car.

I asked my wife why she did not roll down the windows. She said “you have the keys so how can I roll down the window”.

I was surprised and told her that I had given the keys to her. But she raised her voice and said “why will I keep the keys. Please check inside the washroom”.

I got out of the car in the heavy rains and ran towards the bathroom. I was about to slip at the entrance of the bathroom as the specs glasses had rain drops all over and vision had become poor.

People were urinating and I was looking here and there for keys. Everyone was staring at me and I felt embraced. I said slowly to myself “where are the keys”.

I had to say this so that people listen to it and stop staring at me and rather help me out in searching keys.

I checked everywhere and after about 10-15 minutes the parking guy came running inside the bathroom to inform me that the keys are available. I asked how he found it.

He smiled and told me very gently that the keys were with my wife.

I felt relaxed and went inside the car.

I became furious to see my wife because she was responsible for all this chaos.

I shouted “why didn’t you tell me earlier that you had the keys”.

She became angry but calmed down immediately and said sweetly “I am so sorry”.

I had no words.

There was silence for about 30 seconds.

At last I took the keys and started our car.

After about 15 minutes of driving in silence mode, my wife asked me “Are you still angry with me”.

I looked at her and smiled and then we had to start our usual conversation.

Always remember there is no point in fighting with your wife if she does not show anger. In these cases they themselves know of the mistake committed.

If they are sweet after these incidences that means they have self realized the mistake.

Otherwise also do you have any other option?

Snake dancing to the tune of snake charmer

The snake charmer starts playing flute and as if drawn by the tune, a snake eventually emerges from the container; if a cobra, it may even extend its hood.

The snake does have ears but it cannot listen in the air. It moves when the playing of a special type of tune on pipe produces vibrations on the surface.

The charmer is daring and courageous as a wrong move or a slight variation in the pipe music may make the snake aggressive due to different vibrations and may bite the charmer.

The more defensive ways include removing fang or venom glands of the creature. In some cases the mouth of the creature is sewed.

Snake charmers are available mostly in India and surrounding countries that make Snakes dance. They are also available in northern parts of African continent. They attract huge crowds at the crowded markets and fairs.

So beware next time you see a snake charmer!

How can you tell age of a tree

Do you know age of a tree planted around you?

As a tree grows, its trunk thickens as new wood is added in the middle of the trunk.

The age of a tree can be judged not only  by the thickness and height of a tree but also by the number of circles on the trunk. Each circle indicates roughly a year.

In fact if find any severed tree you will see number of concentric circles in a cross section of trunk growing from the middle outwards. The space between two concentric circles represent annual layer of wood and by counting number of circles themselves the age of a tree can be known.

If you count number of circles in some giant fir trees, it will be many hundreds of years old.

These circles are also known as tree’s rings.

 

Amazon rainforest-more than 350 species found

Amazon rainforest is one of the most famous and dense rainforest in the world. It is also dangerous if anyone goes deep into it.

This world’s largest tropical rainforest lies in much of north western Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries. It measures about 5.5 Million sq km.

Discoveries by scientists have been mostly in endangered areas threatened by human activities as confirmed by World Wildlife fund (WWF). It took nearly 2 years for scientists to do this task.

Nearly 381 species were found including 216 plants, 93 fish, 32 amphibians, 19 reptiles, 1 bird and 20 mammals.

Some of the interesting new finds include fire-tailed titi monkey, or Milton’s titi, a white ball acari, a nocturnal river fish, and a ‘honeycomb’ stingray, a freshwater ray.

A Brazilian judge has held an order on proposed mining in the area nearly size of Switzerland which is really applaudable otherwise these discoveries will cease in future and we will lose all natural resources.

Norway-1st country to become 100% electric powered

Norway will become the first country in the world to be run on electricity and will be known as the first fully electric powered nation.

Electricity outage is very common in India and many other developing countries across the world. It causes difficulties for a common man.

Everything is being automated now a days and electricity is the core foundation or base of this.

But there are some countries where government puts primary focus on energy sector and designs, formulates and implements policies and laws that give priority to electricity.

Electricity is going to be the lifeline of each one of us in the future.

Energi Norge, an industry advisory body in Norway published a 24 points plan for the switch to electricity, including providing free charging for electric cars across the country and tax exemptions for drivers.

A full conversion to electric cars would require considerable effort within the transport industry.

The body suggests that Norway will operate entirely by using clean energy by year 2050.

Hydro power is currently the source of over 96% of the nation’s electricity and there are more than 110,000 electric cars used in the country.

The country’s ministries have recently declared that no vehicle will be run on any fossil fuel after 2025.

 

Landing job at coveted companies-Answer these bizarre questions

Must read for each one of you..

Want to land jobs at coveted companies?

What does it take to be observed by these companies?

You can land if you are able to answer some of the bizarre questions asked by CEO and other senior management of these companies that may force you to think out of the box.

These questions are asked by super bosses to nail the right candidate. And you should be prepared for  a curveball.

Some of the questions asked by the interviewee are given below. Questions  asked are followed by companies name, designation and candidate profile.

  • If you had a choice between two superpowers(invisible or flying)-which would you choose? Question asked by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for position of Microsoft Product-lead/evangelist.
  • How many pianos are in Poland? Question asked by BCG CEO Rich Lesser for position of Intern candidate.
  • Suppose I am your manager and you get hired in this organization. At the end of one year, what will I write in your performance review? Question asked by Bain CEO Bob Bechek for Associate consultant.
  • If you have to choose one song to be played every time you walked into a room of the rest of your life, what would it be? Question asked by Google CEO Sundar Pichai for Associate account candidate.
  • How many ping pong balls would fill this room in which we are sitting? Question asked by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner for Sales manager.
  • How will you build Facebook for the blind? Question asked by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for Product Manager.
  • If I am talking to your best friend, what will they say you need to work on? Question asked by Apple CEO Tim Cook for Red Zone specialist.
  • How many children are born every day? Question asked by Apple CEO Tim Cook for Global supply manager.
  • Give me the book title and chapter titles for a major accomplishment achieved by you? Question asked by McKinsey CEO Dominic Barton for summer associate.
  • What is the angle between the hour and minute hand at three fifteen? Question asked by Fast enterprises CEO Martin Rankin for the position of Implementation consultant.

 

Some of the other questions being asked that may have multiple correct answers. It all depends on you if your answer is among the ones that the interviewer is looking for.

 

  • You are standing on the surface of the earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you? Question asked by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
  • Which thing you didn’t get chance to include in your resume? Question asked by Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 how weird are you? Or On a scale of 1 to 10 how lucky are you in life? Questions asked by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.
  • Tell me something that’s true, but almost nobody agrees with you on? Question asked by Paypal Co-founder Peter Thiel.
  • There are 5 questions that Dropbox Founder Drew Houston loves asking  to check if a candidate is passionate to constantly improve.

 

  1. Who is the best in the world at what you do?
  2. Who are you influences?
  3. What have you learned in the last year?
  4. If you were able to sit yourself down 10 years ago, what advice would you give your younger self?
  5. What are the most important lessons you’ve taken away?

 

Parking problem haunts me even in dreams

Parking is a very serious problem in major cities especially in Delhi.

You cannot park your vehicle in narrow roads and in rainy weather when the roads are choked with water and become mini swimming pool.

Wide roads look good but again one floor/one family has 3-4 cars making it very difficult to park your car.

I dreamt of such issue in my dream today morning.

I got married to a slim dusky girl. I had to leave for office and was getting ready when she asked me if I could drop her to office.

I became irritated a bit but not much as we got married recently.

I used to walk a lot in the morning and in the evening. This was a sort of passion for me and had been doing it since childhood.

I did not take car to the office due to parking problems. It can take 10-20 minutes to park the car depending on the traffic.

The office was about 15 minutes walking distance and was good for my digestion. I had my breakfast before leaving for the office and then I gulped down 2 bananas and a cup of tea after settling in the office.

But today I had to go in the car as my newlywed wife had asked with a cute smile.

With the passage of time I will have to make her understand that walking is good for health.

I hope she will understand. Otherwise I will be left with no option but to drive her every day.

Oh my God what should I do?

Suddenly I felt a jolt and everything became blurred and within seconds disappeared.

My wife had shaken me as sun had come out and shining with full smile.

I was relieved as it was only a dream to drive car to the office and not having bananas with tea in the office.