Microsoft Outlook or Gmail – Which is better?


outlook or gmailMicrosoft recently revamped it’s popular email service Hotmail to Outlook and all email accounts on Hotmail are being upgraded to Outlook. While Hotmail addresses can still be used on Outlook.com domain new email address can also be created on Outlook.com domain.

Microsoft is spending a whooping US $30 million to promote Outlook.com against Gmail. So is it really worth it? Read on..

I shifted one of my Google Apps domain to Outlook to start with. The shifting was quick. Just had to remove the Google Apps settings and added the MS and email was all set up. Took me about 5 minutes to make the switch. Continue reading

Car dealers monopoly in Himachal Pradesh


himachal carsDecision of Himachal Pradesh Government to impose 5% entry tax on vehicles purchased from outside the state is pinching the pockets hard. This decision has resulted in dealers getting a complete monopoly and buyers are now left completely at the mercy of the dealers.

Earlier there was an option to buy cars from Chandigarh, Punjab or Haryana as the dealers there used to offer handsome discount and freebies when buying a car. This used to pressure the dealers in Himachal also to offer schemes. Once the said decision was implemented, the dealers in Himachal have got a virtual monopoly and have stopped all schemes, discounts etc and are minting money at the cost of the buyer.

The government was not loosing any money as all central taxes like VAT etc. were already being charged by the dealers outside the state. As these vehicles used to get registered in Himachal and govt was getting it’s due in form of road tax etc. Continue reading

Himachal Live now in top three Google search results


himachal liveA quick post after a very long time. Not that I have been away from the blogging world but Himachal Live blog has been taking much of my time. Keeping a track of daily news is a daunting task and to add that I not being a trained journalist makes my work equally responsible as I have to really work hard on the stories.

Here is something which I wanted to share about Himachal Live blog. The most common keyword to reach this blog has been ‘Himachal News’ on Google. I am happy to share that on Google India site (www.google.co.in) Himachal Live blog now appears on number three in the search results. Just check the screenshot below.

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