Desktop Blogging Tools

  1. Windows Live Writer: It is the most famous desktop blogging tool. It provides the same user interface which is provided by Microsoft Applications. With the help of Windows Live Writer you can swiftly write a blog entry and also you can add featured images along with various other media.  The distinct feature of Windows Live Writer is that,plugins can be easily added in the editor.
  2. MarsEdit: You can use this desktop blogging tool on your Mac system. The distinct feature of MarsEdit is the capability to integrate with some other text editors like BBEdit, TextMate, TextWrangler and SubEthaEdit. The user interface of MarsEdit is simple and robust. Here users can easily use strong markup Macros for adding popular oddments of codes. MarsEdit work smoothly with Blogger, Movable Type, Drupal, Word Press, Type Pad, Vox and LiveJournal.
  3. BlogDesk: This is another robust desktop blogging tools for Windows machine. This blogging tool supports multiple languages and almost every blogging platform. Here in image editing zone, you can easily edit and upload images without the interference of any extra image editing application. With the help of its unique feature, you can easily insert various links and can aslo remove them (if required). Local files can be easily uploaded, you can easily check gramitacil and spelling mistakes, edit a published post, delete published post etc…
  4. Zoundary Raven: This is an advanced, free WYSIWYG blog editing Windows blogging tool. Some common features of this desktop blogging tool are: template based preview, quicklinks, support of UTF- 8. With theh help of Zoundary Raven, user can easily manage multiple blogs offline and online. The built- in index feature of this bloggin tool permits you to view post blogs, images, links and tags. It supports TypePad, Meta Wblog, Live Journal, Blogger and Movable Type. This si basically a portable application and you can easily use it on thumb/ flash drive.
  5. Ecto: It is the popular desktop blogging tool for Mac’s machine. This powerful tool contains almost every feature like spell checking, draft saving, rich text editor, use of plugins etc.
  6. W.bloggar: W.bloggar is a professional desktop blogging tool, generally used by expert users. This blogging tool is snappy and contains almost every features of Windows Live Writer. Here you can easily save your posts for suture publishing, post to different blogs, Technorati, ping-o- matic, and import text files. The best feature is that this desktop application is also available in the portable version, so you can take it anywhere in your USB.
  7. Thingamablog: This is a multi platform desktop blogging application because you can use it on Mac, Linux and Windows machine. It is basically a RSS feed reader and hybrid of blog editing. This provides a cross platform blogging but it is not much  polished as other desktop blogging applications.

Capsicum Masala Gravy


1 cup Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , cubed
1 Onion , chopped
2 Tomatoes , chopped
10 to 15 Cashew nuts
1 teaspoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
1 tablespoon Raw Peanuts
1 teaspoon Fenugreek Leaves ( Methi)
1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
Cooking oil , as required
1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
2 Green Chillies , chopped
1 Black cardamom
2 Bay leaves (patta)
1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
2 Cloves
Salt , to taste

Capsicum Masala Gravy Recipe

To begin making the Capsicum Masala Gravy recipe, dry roast the peanuts, cashews and sesame seeds and set aside.

Add oil to the same pan. Add cloves, black cardamom and chopped onion and saute them till they turn light golden.

Add grated ginger and tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy.

Add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, fenugreek leaves and mixed spice.

Saute till the mixture gets cooked well and begins to leave the sides.

Let it cool and then grind the peanuts, cashews, sesame seeds and onions tomatoes mixture together with little water to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a wide pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves.

When the cumin begins to sizzle, add capsicum and green chillies and saute them till wilt off.

Pour the ground mixture, all the spice powders to adjust to your taste, water as needed and allow it to simmer till the gravy reaches the desired consistency and capsicum is cooked.

Do not over cook because over cooking will make the capsicums soggy. Switch off the flame and the Capsicum Masala Gravy is ready to be served.

Serve Capsicum Masala Gravy


Gmail Now Allows Files of 50MB as Attachments; No Drive Required

From a time when email was just about texts to now where multimedia files can be shared over, digital mails have certainly evolved. Google drive comes handy when you want to share large files, but users might want large files in their emails as attachments.

The search giant has now eased up this problem a bit, by allowing users will be able to receive emails of up to 50 MB directly in their inboxes. As per the announcement by the company, Google Drive allows a comfortable way of sharing files of any size, as opposed to earlier when the users had to link heavy attachments to Drive.

Restructuring of the mail allows the user to receive emails up to 50MB directly in their inboxes, without the need to putting files on to Google Drive.

More sharing

As per, Gmail had over 1 Billion active users till February 2016. The figures are sure to have increased now. And with its latest move, Gmail will attract more users as email has by far been the most preferred medium of sharing files by users.

Refurbishing the email platform

With growing advancements on various platforms, companies are trying their best to make user interface as simple and user-friendly as possible. Users too, prefer to deal with applications that they can work with swiftly rather than those that require heavy work on the sidelines.

In the past year, Gmail has brought various changes on its platform– from revamping its looks for iOS to tweaking its chat function. The new iOS interface makes it look like the native Android version of the app, along with enhanced colour schemes.

In fact, Gmail came up with a new ‘Undo’ function by which users can recall their sent emails within 30 seconds maximum, if they have enabled the undo feature. This was lauded by a large number of users worldwide. I mean, who would want a mail sent to your boss by mistake with some absurd mistake? Thank you, Google!

With so much revamp happening such as blocking of all JavaScript email attachments to now the attachment size increasing, Gmail is doing all the necessary things to make sure users are satisfied. No more JavaScript email attachments means no more malicious Microsoft files, and the increase in file size will also help in making Gmail the preferred platform for big file sharing.

As per Google, this update is being rolled-out in the next 1-3 days across all editions of G-Suite.

Be Who You Are

Every child is taught if you try to please everyone, you end up upsetting everyone.

You can’t be everybody’s  Darling

Those who care will accept you as you are and stand by you. Those who criticize, or negatively judge, or turn their faces away, or choose to ignore, without compassion, are simply not worth your  time, and effort.
You can’t please everyone. When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time with your own.Some people may whisper, complain and judge.

Whoever you are, and whatever you’re like, you’re just fine – don’t ever forget that. Focus on yourself, and on those who care you and they are worth.


Why We Love Storytelling (And You Should, Too!)

This post is written for the ‘love theme’ contest by The Chennai Bloggers Club in association with Woodooz and Indian Superheroes.

What is an emotional branding? Substantially meaning the way a brand makes neurological connections to the consumers in a way that creates a strong psychological and emotional response.

Emotional branding is about connecting. It is about connecting and building relationships not merely through building physical contacts but relating your brands to them at an emotional level.

You have to move people to move your products.Trust is essential. You have to move from honesty to trust in your relationships. Because honesty is a given whereas trust has to be earned. You need to embrace and better understand the needs, and emotions of the vast majority of your consumers and customers to grow your brand’s market share.

Emotions and Brands

 Advertisements, most of the times are 30 seconds of creativity and humor that can give you that much needed break from an intense movie scene, a nail biting cricket match.

 Dabur Vatika

 Their Brave and Beautiful Campaign salutes female cancer survivors. The ad shows a bald woman who’s just recovered from cancer. She’s survived the disease but not confident of how her neighbors or colleagues would look at her. Then we see her getting ready for her first day at office after the treatment. She ties a head wrap first but then removes it. She looks at herself in the mirror after wearing a Saree – with doubt written all over her face. Then a small bindi act by her husband gives her the needed support to go out into the world. She enters office with apprehension and what happens next might leave you with tears. Not tears of sadness but of hope. One doesn’t expect a campaign of such sorts from a hair shampoo and oil brand. But Dabur Vatika has done it!


Main Aur Maa – A Video Depicting The Purest Bond!

They say a Daughter is more close to her Father and a Son to his Mother; However, there’s a special relation that only a Daughter-Mother can understand the most. For a Daughter, her mother is the sole person existing who can understand – What it’s to be a daughter, a sister, a wife and most importantly what it is to be a mother without even having uttering a single word.

Fortune Ghar ka khana

Ghar ka Khana – 3 words that make everyone say yes and wow. Most of us have fond memories of homemade food. Whether it’s mom cooked dal – the taste of home cooked food lingers on the plate…on.Mom’s are the best cook’s.Its like I wish I could take back everythime I thought her food wasn’t that great or I asked her if she could cook something else. Now whenever i return to home its like heaven to eat home food!

The ad shows an old lady carrying a tiff-in climbing up the hospital stairs to meet her grandson. She reaches just at the moment when the nurse starts feeding her grandson with a spoonful of bland and tasteless khichdi ( guessed looking at the grandson’s expression).  The grandmother requests the nurse to feed him home cooked dal. But the nurse says no, saying bahar ka khaana (outside food) is not allowed in the hospital. It’s not the first time we see her requesting the nurse. But every time her requests are met with a curt no. However, one day the grandmother brings 2 tiffin boxes and gives 1 to the nurse. What happens after the nurse eats ghar ka khaana – you don’t have to guess, right? The grandson’s expression while eating the home cooked dal is to watch for.

Titan Watches

What do you gift a man who’s spent nearly half of his life inspiring students? A Titan watch and memories that’re worth cherishing. It tugs at the heartstrings without going emotionally overboard.


Check out the Love for  Storytelling at Sowmya S Sundaram blog.

Airtel Broadband Surprise Offer: Upto 15GB Free Data Monthly For Life

  •  Visit airtel surprise official page using this link.
  • Now enter your Broadband ID or Landline number with STD code.
  • Tap on Submit.
  • You have received free *** GB data for life. Enjoy.
  • As a confirmation, You will receive an email on your registered email id within 5 minutes.

airtel broadband surprise

Airtel Broadband Surprises – Terms & Conditions

  1. The Airtel Broadband Surprises offer is a benefit provided by Airtel to its DSL broadband customers, who have been subscribers as of 31.12.2016.
  2. And who are availing the broadband service for personal use only.
  3. To avail the benefit, the Customer would be required to visit the page and enter Broadband ID, or complete landline number along with STD code.
  4. Associated with the specific broadband connection.
  5. Upon successfully entering the details to avail the Offer, the Eligible Customer shall be able to view the benefits under the Offer.
  6. An Eligible Customer must register for and claim same in accordance with the process herein by 29.02.2017.
  7. The benefits under the Offer a may be availed only once by the Eligible Customer.
  8. Benefits under the Offer shall be varying amounts of data that the Eligible Customer may be able to enjoy.
  9. The customer also stands a chance to receive free Subscription to Airtel Movies Application.
  10. The eligibility of Free Data shall accrue each month
  11. Free Data will be credited and exhausted along with the monthly eligibility.
  12. Remaining data at the end of the bill cycle shall not be carried forward to the next month.
  13. The frequency of the Free Data shall be on the same frequency as subscribed under the monthly plan opted for by the Eligible Customer.