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Top 7 Grooming Products for Men

The morning routine of most men hasn’t evolved to this day beyond shaving and washing face with the closest bar of soap. Time has come when changes must be made! Why? There are many reasons. First of all, skin is your biggest organ and if you want to look nice you should pay more attention to it. Other than that, well ladies love guys that look and smell fresh.

I know that you are not one of those guys that will spend two hours in front of the mirror, neither am I. During past few months I was checking for some grooming products for men that are easy to use, don’t take much time to apply or wash. Of course, you will be thanking yourself one day for actually doing something for yourself before it is too late.

Cleanser with Charcoal

The key ingredient in this cream is charcoal that is known to be one of the best absorbing materials. It is like a magnet that captures dirt from pores. Once you wash your face with it, you will have that squeaky clean feeling. A small package of this product will last you for a long time if it foams really well.

Exfoliating Scrub

When your skin is full of dirt after a day out, workout outdoors or any other a bit more extreme situation you will need to pull cleanse properly. Exfoliating Scrub is amazing grooming product that will take care of anything. What is more important, it is great to use before shaving as it will clean dead cells from your face.

Shaving Cream

I have really sensitive skin so whenever I change my shaving cream I get a nasty rash. Anyway, a friend of mine was using a Shaving Cream and forced me to try it. Being a good friend, I just took it to prove that I’ll get a rash. First of all, to clear this up – no, there was no any kind of rash. Moreover, I was feeling amazing after shaving. The scent is so amazing that I had a feeling almost all day that I got my morning shave in some exclusive barber shop. This cream is not cheap but it is well worth every cent!

Post Shave Balm

For the past 5 years, I am using the same Post Shave Balm. It is a must for me. Its alcohol and fragrance-free balm with vitamin E and chamomile. As I said, I have a great difficulty keeping my skin rash free so I will recommend everyone to use it. In combination with my Shaving Cream, it works amazing.  You won’t need anything more than this.

Anti-Aging Serum

The anti-ageing serum is not a must for sure but when you decide to put a little effort to keep yourself clean and protected during the day. The cream that I use is clinically tested and proven to deliver anti-ageing results.

 Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel for Men

We all know that amazing “racoon” morning look with black circles and puffy bags under eyes. In order to fix this issue, Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel with cooling effect is interesting grooming product that you should consider. It comes with a roller ball that helps with applying it around the eyes.

Beard Oil – Conditioner and Softener

If you have a beard, you really need to consider using a product that will keep it nice, straight and fragrant. Moreover, it will clean those nasty skin flakes. I use a beard oil which is suitable for all skin types as it comes with vitamin A, Jojoba Oil, Sandalwood Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil. It comes in a pretty small bottle but you will need just 2-4 drops of bear oil to make your beard softer and shinier.

We don’t live in a cave anymore. If you want to feel good and look good you need to take care of yourself. Self-confidence is the biggest problem for every modern man. By using grooming product for men that I have listed, you will not lose belly fat or be prettier but you will be more appealing for sure. So, next time when you take your date to a dinner and rise your wine glass you will be confident that you look best you can.

Emil Sipos is Google Analytics Certified webmaster, SEO specialist, professional blogger, knowledge seeker and passionate traveller. His current focus is on lifestyle, personal improvement, wine glasses and other things that can make his life better and more interesting.

Here are a few Exotic Cars from the Auto Expo 2018

There was a huge crowd at the Greater Noida Auto Expo 2018 on the first day for the public. A long and harrowing journey to the venue from Delhi, yet people visited the Auto show with family and Kids.

If you have not yet visited, here is a glimpse of some of the cars at the venue.

Here are some the latest and futuristic Cars displayed by world-renowned brands

BMW

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BMW Convertible Car

TATA

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TATA 45X
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TATA’s Sports Car – Racemo

HONDA

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NewVConcept and SportsEVConcept

TOYOTA

Honda Yaris
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Toyota I-Read, a futuristic gearless car with one seat. Two wheels in front and on in the rear.
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A future car which we use H2 as fuel

KIA

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KIA Stinger

HOTWHEELS

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Two life-size cars depicting the toy cars of Hotwheels

SPORTS CARS

RENAULT

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Renaults Electric Concept Trezor

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance services are just a tweet away

Making a customer care call and queuing up patiently for a customer care executive to answer your call has become history, now Bajaj Allianz General Insurance introduces #twitterinsurance. An industry first initiative, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance is leveraging Twitter’s real time platform to offer instant services to customers and to non-customers.

The twitter service was initiated on May 23rd in Pune, with the company’s goal to provide expedite and hassle-free customer experience to both customers and non-customers alike. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance in arguably the first insurance company in the country which is harnessing on the power on the power of the digital platform.

Types of services provided

Anyone wishing in getting insurance information and services can simply send a tweet at the Bajaj Allianz Twitter handle with relevant hashtags and get the reply by Direct Message. Various hashtags are used for the variety of services provided by Bajaj Allianz General Insurance. The service that one can avail include the following:Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Who Can get access to the services

Every service has a unique hashtag and anyone who has queries about the products can tweet to get an instant reply. Since the replies are provided by Direct Messages, the communication will be private and secure.Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Tapan Singhel, MD and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, says, “Technology has been a great enabler for the insurance industry, especially in the general insurance space given that the touch points with our customers are numerous in terms of service delivery. The need of the hour is customer-centric innovations that provide real time service to our customers. At Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, it has been our constant endeavor to aggressively leverage technology to bring in enhanced customer experience and transparency. #TweetInsurance is yet another step in this direction.”

Mr. Singhel added, “With Indians becoming more and more informed and connected, the aim is to consistently modernize communication channels and deliver the right solutions and assistance instantly. This initiative makes a digital channel of engagement an integral part in redefining our relationship with customers.”

About Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance is a joint venture between Allianz SE, the world’s leading insurer, and Bajaj

Finserv Limited. Allianz SE is a leading insurance conglomerate globally and one of the largest asset managers in the world. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance is one of the leading private general insurance companies in India. The Company offers various general insurance products like motor insurance, home insurance, health insurance, travel insurance and also unique insurance plans such as wedding insurance, event Insurance, film insurance. Bajaj Allianz has received iAAA rating, from ICRA Limited, an associate of Moody’s Investors Service for ten consecutive years. This rating indicates highest claims paying ability and a fundamentally strong position. The Company began its operations in 2001 and today has a presence in over 200 towns and cities in India. The Company has been constantly expanding its operations to be close to its customers.

Zinedine Zidane : brand ambassador of Upcoming Paris Inspired Residential Complex in Mumbai

After Messi, now the renowned footballer and coach Zinedine Zidane will be the Brand Ambassador of an Indian company. Real estate development company Kanakia Spaces today confirmed the signing of French football legend and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as face for its ‘Paris’ project in the Bandra-Kurla Complex.

Probably this kind of an endorsement is for the first time in Asia, because Zinedine Zidane owns three in one fame – a celebrity, ace-footballer and a Coach. When asked about his new assignment in India Zinedine Zidane said “This is my first involvement in India directly and I am delighted to be a part of it. When Mr. Himanshu Kanakia and Mr. Ashish Kanakia reached out to me for this project, I did not hesitate and was delighted to come on board with them in a consulting capacity for this project.”

Kanakia Paris is a unique project and aims to recreate a Parisian experience for the future residents at the complex. The project will bring to life the essence of Paris, namely art, romance, architecture, monuments, fashion and food, fully immersing residents in the Parisian way of life.

To make the Paris inspired project more authentically indigenous  a renowned architect from Paris, Olivier Vecchierini, will design the landscape and some interiors of the project. He is going to use his vast experience across various countries to ensure Kanakia Paris delivers a unique experience.

There are 7 towers at Kanakia Paris with 463 units in the 2 & 3 bedroom categories which start at Rs. 3.7 crores.

Kanakia Group was formed in the year 1986 and has earned a distinct reputation as one of India’s premium developers. It is rated as one of the top-ten real estate development brands in Mumbai.

The flagship real estate development company, Kanakia Spaces Pvt. Ltd. has delivered over 13 million sq. ft. of commercial, residential, entertainment, education and industrial spaces to date. The company has been honoured with several prestigious awards for its landmark projects, which exemplify the quality Kanakia put in their work.

Police verified Maids and Drivers for your home and office

Clueless about how to find trustworthy Maids and Drivers, then visit saaarthi.com to get Police verified helps for your home or office. Saaarthi is an organisation based in Mumbai, that provides maids and drivers who have been thoroughly verified

Saaarthi has a systematic and meticulous process of verifying the helps.

  • A thorough background check of the candidate
  • Followed by Police verification.

Saarthi helps us choose a skilled help according to our requirement, from a number of candidates provided by Saaarthi, without worrying about their background credentials.

In Delhi, yesterday an elderly was suspected to have been killed by a mason he hired to paint the house. The accused had a scuffle two days back with the victim about the payment and so he killed him along with the help of the house maid and her husband.  Such incidents are becoming rampant and in such scenario Saarthi provides Police verified Maids and Drivers.

In Nuclear families, as men and women opt for full-time careers, there is always requirment for trustworthy and skilled maids to take care of kids, elderly and to do household works. At this juncture saaarthi.com provides Maids and Drivers who are pre-verified.

Saaarthi Household Solutions Helps  hire Police Verified Drivers

  • Police Clearance Check (PCC) Done for all deployed drivers.
  • Complete set of fingerprints, Photographs and other details are maintained in our servers.

Tips That Could help you to keep Your Family Safe

  • Verify all domestic help with the police, even those who work part-time.
  • Do not hire any domestic servant on the recommendation of your milkman, driver and security man. Get references from employers.
  • Do not let your domestic servant’s ‘friends’ inside your house.
    Whenever a new servant is employed, the police station should be informed. His photographs, fingerprints and other details must be obtained and verified.

Saaarthi provides reliable maids and drivers, and liberates us from the tedious job of police verification of the candidates. In addition, Saaarthi also provides replacement of the candidates in case we find the person does not meet our requirement.

Kidoonz: attractive kids product; affordable price

Kidoonz has the right kind of solution for parents like you and me who refuse the demands of our kids because of ‘the pricing’. If you could not buy your kid the expensive, branded bag and storage bag they demanded, Kidoonz is the right shopping destination for you. Kids, like to exhibit trendy chairs, bottles and bags before their friends. What matters to the kids is the look and the unique features of the products and not the cost of the products.

Cool range  of kids product

Kidoonz, the Kids startup aims to make ‘cool’ kids product more accessible and affordable like the Unbreakable Glass Bottles, Sling Bags, Kids Chairs, Foldable Storage Box, Emoji Bag, Party Props, Baby Bibs, Sock Bottles, Small Water Bottles, Kids Cosmetics Bags, Car Carriers, Kitty Lamp, Birthday Cap with Lights and Dancing Monkey.kidoonz bottlekidoonz dancing minionskidoonz photo bagskidoonz water bottles

Affordable Price: Quality Products

With 305 million kids aged between 0-12 and a whooping $21 billion market catering kids products in India, Kidoonz aims to provide affordable range of fun kids products.  ‘We wanted to make fun kids products accessible to all at affordable prices, because at the moment the sector is still evolving and from a personal perspective we saw a huge gap in how relatable a brand is.’, says Dipenty Gupta, the co-founder of Kidoonz.   

Happy shopping for Parents and Kids

Kidoonz wants to make shopping for kids a pleasurable experience for both the parents and kids Shopping for Kids in current times online is not very ideal as everything is too expensive or just harder to find the right things. Our philosophy is simple, first think like kids and then think like their moms. Kidoonz begins right from that intersection point.’’, says Rishup Gupta, the founder of Kidoonz.

The Delhi based Startup is currently selling their products on online ecommerce sites like Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart; and they plan to open their own showroom this year.

Kidoonz carves a niche in the kids products market because of their attractive range of products and the low prices. Moreover, there are no major players in kids gears and accessories domain.

Find out more information on about them on www.facebook.com/kidoonz or their website www.kidoonz.com.

Booking for Rs 251 Smartphones begins at 6:00 AM on Feb 18

Ringing Bells, the smartphone manufacturer in India, has launched the world’s cheapest smartphone Freedom 251 costing at Rs 251. The booking for the smartphone can be done from the company’s website freedom251.com starting February 18, from 6:00 AM onwards. Here are a few things to know about the Rs 251 Smartphone, Freedom 251, which cost less than $4:

handheld x-ray fluorescence xrf analyzer for lead testing

Now that we discussed about the sources of lead, you might wonder if it is possible to detect the presence of lead in our homes. Lab analyses are expensive and time-consuming. However the handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzer is the best substitute because we can take the instrument to the product, for instance for testing the soil. This battery operated, handheld x-ray fluorescence xrf analyzer is useful in detecting not only lead but also chlorine, cadmium, mercury, chromium, etc.

Uses of handheld x-ray fluorescence XRF analyzer

Presently handheld x-ray fluorescence xrf analyzer is used in western countries mainly by the manufacturers, sellers and importers to ensure complete safety of the product from hazardous substances. The manufacturers use handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzer to detect toxins at three stages:

  • examining the raw materials before manufacturing
  • analyzing if the toxic elements are within permissible limits during the manufacturing process
  • verifying that the finished products comply with the specification of the the consumer safety guidelines.

Soil testing Vs Lead-leaching crops

Studies also indicate lead levels in people’s blood correspond directly to the amount of lead in the soil where they live. There can be many reason for the amount of lead in the soil to be more than that occurs naturally. Industrial activities, pesticide use, lead paint and lead batteries are some of the reasons for high level of lead in soil. When lead-leaching crops are cultivated is highly toxic soil they will be contaminated. Some of the common source of lead is through Lead-leaching crops including herbs, leafy greens and root vegetables such as potatoes, radishes and carrots.  Handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzer, are being used to detect the level of lead in the soil. Anyone who cultivates vegetables be it  kitchen garden, farmhouse or community farms they can approach organization that conduct soil test using handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzer. Soil amendments can be made if the soil is found to be high in lead content.

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Relevance of handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer in India

There is high vulnerability to lead exposure as lead is found in many of the commonly used items, Batteries, Crayons, polymers, toys, paints, etc. As many homes are relatively old and small scale industries are found near to residential areas, the soil needs to be checked before cultivation is done.  Handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzer can be used to screen a wide rand of products, plastic, paints, toys, electrical items, etc.

Lead exposure is a matter of serious concern as there are about 600,000 new cases of children developing intellectual disabilities and around 143,000 deaths every year. Campaign against lead hazards in India has been going on for decades, successfully resulting in the introduction of unleaded petrol and the paint manufacturers specifying whether lead is present in their products. Efforts are also on to reduce lead related occupational health hazards in India. However, it was the detection of lead in maggi that spread awareness regarding lead exposure.

Handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzers are available in India.Here is an interview with Vinay Kumar C., Environmental Researcher with National Referral Centre for Lead Projects in India (NRCLPI) to have an insight about Handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzers available in India.

Is handheld x-ray fluorescence (xrf) analyzer available only with NRCLPI, if not, where else are the instruments available?

No, the instrument is available in various primer research institutes and industries .

Can anyone buy the instrument or you need some kind of authorization?

Based on requirement by an industry/research institute it shall be supplied.

I think the same instrument is used to testing gold, can consumer go to some gold shop and get the lead test done?

Yes for large scale import & export XRF detection has been used. Generally Jewelers may also use electronic gold testers to figure out the quality of a piece of gold. Using a specific liquid or gel, they first create a circuit between the device’s probe and the gold.

Is this instrument user-friendly? Can this be operated by ordinary consumers?

Yes, the user is 100% user friendly and can be operated easily as it doesn’t require any reagents/chemicals/frequent software up gradation.But since it emits high frequency x-ray radiation which is harmful to health, it requires trained and knowledgeable person to use it in a safe mode without harming himself as well others.

Is this machine available for sale in India?

Yes, equipment is available in India and their various models of XRF, few are imported. 

How does a Handheld x-ray fluorescence xrf analyzers work

In a x-ray fluorescence (XRF), the electrons are displaced from their atomic orbital positions, whereby releasing energy which has the characteristic of the elements like lead, cadmium, etc. The XRF instrument detects and registers the release of energy.  The energy released helps in categorizing the element. Here is the analysis of the working of machine in detail:

The analyzer triggers X-ray beam with enough energy to affect the electrons in the inner shells of the atoms. The x-ray beam is then discharged from the front of the handheld XRF analyzer. The x-ray beam comes in contact  with the atoms in the sample by moving the electrons out of place from the inner orbital shells of the atom. This movement occurs as a result of the difference in energy between the x-ray beam emitted and the binding energy that holds electrons in their proper orbits; the displacement happens when the x-ray beam energy is higher than the binding energy of the electrons with which it interacts. Electrons have fixed positon at specific energies in an atom. In each element spacing between the orbital shells of an atom is unique to the atoms, so an atom of potassium (K) differs from the spacing between an atom of gold (Au), or silver (Ag), etc.

When electrons are displaced of their orbit, they leave behind vacant space, destabilising the atom. In order to correct, the instability created by the vacancies that the displaced electrons left behind, the atoms from higher orbits move down to a lower orbit where a vacancy exits. For instance, if an electron is shifted from the innermost shell of the atom, an electron from the upper shell can move down to fill the vacancy. This is fluorescence.

As electrons have higher binding energies the further they are away from the nucleus of the atom, an electron loses some energy when it drops from a higher electron shell to an electron shell closer to the nucleus. The amount of energy lost is equivalent to the difference in energy between the two electron shells, which is determined by the distance between them. The distance between the two orbital shells is unique to each element, as mentioned above. The energy lost helps in identifying the element from which it emanates, as the amount of energy lost in the fluorescence process is unique to each element. The individual fluorescent energies detected depends upon the elements that are present in the sample. In order to verify the amount of each element present, the proportion in which the individual energies appear can be calculated by the instrument.

Boho Chic – A Popular Fashion Style This Summer

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A boho chic outfit

Many styles divas this summer season was spotted in boho chic outfits – a combination of traditional and trendy, organic, colourful, printed, detailed, and folk-inspired garments with modern garments.

The bohemian/gipsy fashion look prominent in the 60’s and 70’s revives from time to time. Boho means the style drawing influence from the culture of the gipsies or bohemians who were travelling people, and ‘chic’ means elegance. After spending time and effort to mix and match the garment with the accessories – hats, boots, bandannas, necklace, ear rings and belts, a boho chic style exudes the feeling that you look chic in spite of hardly sparing any effort to look elegant.

Boho chic evolves every time it becomes a fashion trend, blending the latest trends and ethnic look with the funky, exotic, hippy style. This season the boho chic outfit is a combination of the ethnic with the modern wear –  Palazzo Pants, Skirts, Dhotis worn in combination with Crochet Jackets, Blouse and Noodle Strap Tops.

Thea Porter the pioneer of boho chic style

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Boho chic style was introduced by Thea Porter in the 1960’s during the time of economic woes. She had Beatles, Pink Floyd, Elizabeth Taylor, Faye Dunaway and Barbara Streisand as her customers. Her loose, draped shapes and fabrics have since become part of the style of stars. Her designs were inspired by her upbringing in the Middle East – Jerusalem, Beirut and Damascus, that also reflected in her love for antique materials like French Voiles, Ottoman velvets, Swiss chiffons, Indian handprints, Islamic embroidery and brocades of Damascus.

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After thriving as the style of the celebrities in the 60’s and the 70’s,  the style was revived in 2005 by Kate Moss and Sienna Miller. They become synonymous with the boho chic look when they bohemian inspired on many public appearances.

How to achieve a boho chic style?boho

Boho Chic style reflects the personality  – a  nonconformist, and adventurous self, who wants to carve an individual identity. You can wear fluid clothes, long drapes or shirts with folk inspired motifs or colourful traditional prints. Team it with a boot and wear a lot of jewellery – large slouchy bags, sandals, beaded necklaces, drop earrings and colourful bangles. Keep the hair loose and wavy so that it appears like the hair has been undone. To get a complete boho chic like use a hat, a hairband, a scarf around the head or a turban.

Indian tradition inspired boho chic

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In India, Boho Chic outfit is a popular trend with the celebrities and popularised among the consumers by boho chic brands like Global Desi by renowned designer entrepreneur Anita Dongre.  Her boho chic garments are popular among college students and office goers who find the mix and matching style blend with the Indian culture as well as suit the global culture of the corporate workplaces. Anita Dongre’s collection includes block prints, Indian motifs and designs on ethnic wears like palazzos, Patiala, Churidars, shorts and long skirts. The Kurtas with ethnic design go very well trousers and jeans.  An advocate of environment-friendly wears, she has brought a range of boho chic outfits using fluid fabric made from environment-friendly natural fibres.

Accessories an essential for the Boho look

accessories pThe boho chic look is complete only with the right kind of accessories – large slouchy bags in folk designs, sandals, colourful necklaces, drop earrings and bangles with the ethnic design.  The latest boho chic fashion is to keep the accessories, minimalist, whereby presenting the look of being boho chic while remaining rooted.

5 Reasons why I chose ebook reader over hardcopy book

The idiom ‘swim against the current to be successful in life’ acts in the reverse in this age of technology where you either swim with the current by embracing an e-book reader or face the same fate as the hard copy books in the library – dusty and forsaken. I developed the habit of reading and collecting books, of various sizes, shapes and designs, as a nursery student – my first book was “Thumbelina” story book with pictures that move. As I grew older the habit of book reading became part of my life; thus I refused to leave this old world of books, even if offered a billion dollars in exchange.

I cannot assume a Bookless (hard copy) world as the ingrained habit of reading books bestows unexplained pleasure tastier than eating a hot cake right out of the oven or a chilled chocolate ice cream. When I held the books in my hands a train of emotions followed with it – the smell of the fresh pages or the dust of the library; the crackling sound while flipping the pages; the little stains of tea or coffee left by the previous readers which gave the feeling that I read the book while being surrounded by an imaginary group of bookworms. Besides, there is nothing as exciting and pleasurable akin to reading books under the shade of a tree with the cool breeze ruffling the pages of the books.
Stubbornly clinging to save the glorified habit from extinction I travelled half an hour by bus, carrying heavy books, to the biggest public library in the city. The number of book shelves, in this library, decreased on my every consecutive visit with the vacant spaces utilized for personality development activities – English speaking, calligraphy, creative writing…. The silent giant the internet which gradually devours the brick and mortar library facilitates every activity in the library to be materialised through a virtual library. I subscribed, however unwillingly, for online membership enabling me to download books from an ocean of collections available in the virtual library

Switching from hard copy books to e book reader was a new milestone in my life– I discarded the habit I loved and felt proud of; a habit of reading books that became my friend, confidants, influence, intellectual powerhouse……….my all weather friends –my hard copy book. Now I own an e-book reader, not a library of books proudly displayed on bookshelves in every room of my house. Anyways e-books score over hard copy books in a number of ways as elucidated below:

  1. I instantly download the books instead of the time-consuming practice of searching the rows of shelves in the library
  2. I need no book marker as I can utilize the book marker feature in the e-book reader.
  3. The night-reading mode makes reading comfortably in the night
  4. I can easily carry the e-book reader in a handbag.
  5. The e-book reader apps can be downloaded on mobiles, tablets and smartphones making the handbag lighter.