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Got Some Spare Time?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

No matter how busy our schedules, you’d be surprised how much of time you can find in little hidden pockets if you really pay attention. A half hour here, and hour there, and you’ll find a few hours that were playing hide-n-seek with you every single day. How do you find them? Pretty simple! Just write down what you do all day in a breakdown of hours (or better yet, half hours). Let’s say you get up at 7 am every morning, and sleep around 11 pm each night, write down your office timings, your travel times, your getting ready in the morning and meal times, and figure out just how much spare time you have left in the rest of the day. You’ll probably average about 2-3 hours every day at the very least. If you’re lucky, it might even go up to 4 or 5 hours (though that’ll probably be rare). Our point being, if you take those hours, and focus even one of those hours every day, you could do so much with it. Like what, you may be wondering. Well, that’s where we come in.

Here are some great ideas as to what you can do with one hour every single day and an internet connection (and maybe some tools, depending on what you plan on doing).

 

1. Learn a language

The world is way bigger than you can imagine it to be, and each country, and sometimes each state, comes with either its own language, or even its own dialect. With options from apps to online websites, to even books and audio recordings, the methodology options are as varied as the options as to which language you can start with first.

Image Source - Irish Times

Image Source – Irish Times

 

2. Take a course

You’ll be surprised to learn how many global universities offer online courses, and the pure plethora of course options that exist. Whether you want to learn management, gardening, or music theory, it doesn’t matter where your interest lies, you will definitely find courses that suit what you’re looking for. While some websites offer courses that you have to pay, there are endless options for free courses, many from some of the top universities (even Harvard has an online university option with free courses that you can register for). Time to go on the hunt, no?

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Image Source – The Dimension’s Edge

 

3. Learn an instrument

Ok, we agree, this will require that you either buy, rent, or borrow the instrument in question, but still, if this is what you’ve always wanted to do, why not? Who said time is the only thing you can invest in your interests. You’ll find numerous options to learn whichever instrument you want (even singing), and all you have to do is put in the time and practice, practice, practice. Piano, guitar, violin, cello, ukulele, harp, water glasses, djembe, the options are absolutely endless!

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Image Source – msretailer.com

 

4. Pick up crafting

It might be considered only a “hobby”, but if it brings you happiness and peace of mind, it’s totally a worthwhile way to spend your time. And there are so many options within crafting too. And if you do it often enough, it can even turn into a nice little side business (in some cases, people have gone on to leave their jobs to pursue their so-called “hobbies” full time, as they had turned into such a revenue generator). You never know. So whether you’re into painting, quilling, miniature creation, jewelry making, or even origami, go for it!

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Image Source – Relentlessly Purple

 

5. Take up a freelance job

Ok, so we admit, this is probably suited to those who have 4 or more hours free each day, otherwise you probably just want to Netflix and chill after a certain point. But seriously, there are so many part-time job options available online that don’t even require much time, and the extra pay ain’t all bad either. Whether you’re translating documents, proofreading student assignments, creating graphic designs, or tutoring online, the options are pretty endless.

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Image Source – Freedom Lifestyle Today

 

All the best to learning something new!

Top Indian Content Online (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The past year and half has truly seen Indian content on online streaming platforms turn into a force. Young millennials are flocking to online streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, and many others for their daily entertainment, instead of the usual options available on regular television. Apart from the possibility of binge watching their favorite shows, everyone can now truly control the ‘pause’ and ‘play’ options to suit their own whims and fancies.

Here’s part 1 of some great Indian content that you can stream online.

 

Test Case

Nimrat Kaur’s first foray into a short series, this gripping story about an army officer’s attempt to become the first ever female commando will leave you at the edge of your seat. The characters she befriends along the way, as well as those who try to block her path at every attempt, make for a great watch. And at a tight 10 episodes, the show makes sure not to bore you either.

Available on ALT Balaji, Language – Hindi

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Image source – The Digital Hash

 

Love Per Square Foot

This is one holds a special mention purely because it is the first Netflix production of an Indian project. And it of course helps that the latest darling of Indian cinema stars as the hero, and as such, Vicky Kaushal doesn’t disappoint. The story too, is not only charming, but simple and relatable. Two strangers, each dreaming to one day own their own house in Mumbai, decide to fake a marriage to be able to get a joint loan through a new government scheme. But will their dreams lead to too much confusion in their own individual stories, or will they be able to make it work?

Available on Netflix, Language – English

Image source - IMDb

Image source – IMDb

 

Breathe

If stellar starcasts are enough for you to begin watching something, this R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh thriller will leave you glued to your screens for more reasons once you start.

Available on Amazon Prime, Language – Hindi

Image source - Prime Video

Image source – Prime Video

 

Happy Streaming!

Top QTube Events for the Week (Dec 31-Jan 6)

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Happy New Year!!! We’re so excited about 2019! We just know it’s going be a great one because you all played such a large part in making 2018 so memorable. And we’re ready to start off the first week of the year with a bang!

 

Practical Magic Advisory Services & Solutions

We have heard “First impressions are lasting ones”.Today we also live in a world where packaging &branding matters. That is the secret sauce for success. Personal Branding. In this workshop, I shall share my experiences & learning of 24 years of being an award winning, senior professional in the Corporate. You will learn about developing YOU as a brand& marketing your brand to lead you for success. Whether you are a student, wanting to start work, or even a working professional already I am sure building a personal brand will take you to different levels of fame&success

Date: 2 January 2019

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE

 

That Was Funny

A stand up comedy open mic where the best comics from.the city try their newest and freshest jokes… FREE ENTRY SHOW… Just walk in and have a laughter ride

Date: 4 January 2019

Time: 7 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

YWCA of Bombay

Awards to students from Bandra west who secured 1st bless in board exams in 2018 from St Andrews church, importance of education by Dr. Danny Pereira, talk on elections-importance of “my vote” by Agni

Date: 5 January 2019

Time: 1 pm to 4:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Empire Educare

Build a ever growing business and self brand using the worlds largest video platform i.e. YouTube and grow exponentially and generate leads and great customer experience using videos on YouTube and Social Media

Date: 5 January 2019

Time: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Irshaad

Irshaad’s 21th Poetry Open Mic – No Entry Charges!! Free & open for all. Any Language…Any Genre…We are all ears :) BUT! Specifically – NO Bad Words or Hate Speech would be tolerated.  Pl come early for a fixed slot. P.S. Get your Photo Ids (Venue Requirements). Like our page on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/arzkiyairshaad/

Date: 6 January 2019

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Melfon

This session will equip individuals and groups to learn to build an Online Business by content creation and execution. It will teach them to create ebooks, video courses & other digital goods to sell and build a brand and become an entrepreneur. Contact 9920228268

Date: 6 January 2019

Time: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Have a great week!