Tuesday, December 08, 2015

How to export all your android (google) contacts!

How to export your google contacts

  • Ever needed a backup of all your contacts phone numbers that you saved on your android mobile? What happens if your phone dies, and you need to call somebody urgently. We don’t remember any phone numbers nowadays! Wont it be handy to have a hardcopy or an excel sheet?
  • Have you ever wanted to email all your google contacts? Google doesn’t let you email ‘All Contacts’ – weird but true!

Okay, without anymore ado, here we teach you step-by-step how to export your google contacts into one excel sheet (or csv to be technically precise)

Step 1: Login to your gmail account
Step 2: Click on the ‘Gmail’ drop down right below the Google logo on the top left (you will see this just above the ‘Compose’ button

                Step 3:  Click on the ‘Contacts’ menu option as given below

                Step 4: Click on the ‘More’ Option on the left panel

You will see some more options as listed below

                Step 5: Click on the ‘Export’ option. In some cases, you might see the below popup
Click on ‘Go To Old Contacts’ to proceed

                Step 6: You will now see a list of all your contacts. Click on the ‘More’ menu, and click on the ‘Export’ option, as given below

Step 8: You will now see a popup as below. Click on the ‘All Contacts’ radio option, and the ‘Outlook CSV format’ – This will give you a readable CSV (Comma separated Values) formatted file, that you can open in Microsoft Excel.

Final Step: Now click on the ‘Export’ button, and a file will be downloaded to your default downloads folder. Go to your browser’s download area and double click the file to open it.

Ta da! You have all your google contacts, phone numbers, email ids, the works!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015


Poster ID : R0002

How to use this for your office:

1. Download High-Res poster FREE!! Subscribe to this list (use the form on the right navigation) and receive updates when we add more posters. Keep refreshing your wall, to keep your team motivated. 

2. We could send you a neatly printed high-res image at a nominal cost - Email madan@techartus.com with the poster id. 

LICENSE NOTE: The image can be freely printed, used and re-distributed, as long as the copyright message is retained. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Posters for your Office Walls - 1

We understand your pains of maintaining and keeping the motivation of the team. We also know the importance of updating your motivational posters. Here, we start a series of motivational posters that you can use. You could use the below options to get these posters.

Poster Id: R0001

How to use this for your office:

1. Download High-Res poster FREE!! Subscribe to this list (use the form on the right navigation) and receive updates when we add more posters. Keep refreshing your wall, to keep your team motivated.

2. We could send you a neatly printed high-res image at a nominal cost - Email madan@techartus.com with the poster id.

LICENSE NOTE: The image can be freely printed, used and re-distributed, as long as the copyright message is retained.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Guess the fruit

Can you guess what fruit this is?
Now, now, before you start jumping at it, let me tell you the answer I got when I asked - "That is the original banana"

"The original banana"? What did he mean by that?

Well, apparently, most varieties of banana we get today, including the "Morris" and the starchy yellow californian variety are newer varieties. The *newer* varieties posses qualities that are different from the original varieties.

The newer varieties were 'designed' to be more meaty and starchy. Heres the bummer - Ever heard of eating a banana after food (Even restaurants serve a banana after a rice meal) - most of the commonly available varieties today do fit into this category. They do not have the benefits of improving your metabolism after your meal. Effectively, if you want to benefit and improve your digestion after a meal - you have to be choosy about which variety you eat.

The beauty above, apparently is very popular in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu as "Vazhai pazham" or "Naadam Pazham" or "Naatu pazham"(currently selling at Rs. 70/- per dozen - thats right, Rs 70/- per dozen) is highly beneficial for digestion.
So, next time you are out to buy bananas, dont pick the most familiar one, pick the one that really benefits you - bought any other way is a waste of your time, money and maybe even health.

I discovered this and many other tips (will write more in detail in a future series) from this old man who sells bananas in corner of the Medplus shop at Station Road, West Mambalam, Chennai - I recommend you visit this place too.

Healthy Living to you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bharato Bhagya Bidhata

Really patriotic - had to share this

When you are done with the video, I recommend you like the producers post on facebook - a True Salute to the painstaking efforts

Students Run Highly Disciplined School

- See more at: http://blog.jambura.com/2011/04/08/easy-way-to-change-facebooks-share-image-and-title/#sthash.GjenIiAA.dpuf
Amazing piece of positive journalism.
We have all been told that positive news helps. Do you know how? Can you benefit from this news personally? Can this video help your health? It can. Let me tell you how:

Dont take this in as just news. There is this concept of slowing-down. Really getting into the zen of the moment. Use this video as a starting point.
Promise me this:
1. Its a 20 minute video - you will relax, and focus only on the video for 20 minutes. Let the phone ring, let the emails keep coming in
2. Let the news really sink in - feel the goodness - do not hurry into completing this and getting back to other things

In return, I promise - your heart-rate will come down, your mind will be inspired and you will overall feel better!
I urge you to - C'mon - try it out.

ਗੁਰਦਾਸਪੁਰ ਦਾ ਸਕੂਲ ਹੈ ਇੱਕ ਮਿਸਾਲ ----- Baba Aya Singh School (Gurdaspur) Is Best Example For Indian School
Posted by Daas Harjit Singh on Sunday, September 20, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Your kid is a born winner

I was in the park with my 5 year old daughter Amirtha for a morning walk (a relatively new habit - more on that later). I was walking around the park, while Amirtha was having fun simply running around the park.

All was nice and quiet until 'they' came.

'They' were a father-daughter - the kid aged, maybe, 3 years, and a friend of the fathers. They looked like out-of-towners by the looks and dress - The adults were wearing a lungi and shirt.
As usual, Amirtha took an instant liking to the kid - like any kid would take to another, tried to befriend the kid. The kid was shy. Amirtha went her way.

That should have been the end of it. I went around a couple of more rounds, and then noticed that the father was taking encouraging the child to go up the slide (which the child was scared to) and climbed up the stair with the child in hand.

When he reached the top, the kid was terrified, and wouldn't let go of him.

I was irritated as the slide would not take the man's weight and would give way - rendering it useless for other kids. In fact there is a notice on the park wall saying that the play area was meant for kids only (and another prohibiting cycling and playing ball too). Well, does our man care?!

I requested him to climb down - for the first time, and then yelled the second time, and then swore at him the third time. The man reluctantly came down.

Feeling pity for the guy, I asked Amirtha to help the kid.

The kid was still scared, and Amirtha didnt care about the kid falling down (neither did she care for herself - but well, you know, kids!). The first time, the kid saw Amirtha go up and down, the second time, ventured herself a bit, and third time was all excited because she could now do the greatest thing in the world - climb up 10 bars, and slide down - wow, what fun!

5 minutes is all it took for her to learn.

We as parents try to 'protect' them while all the time killing their instincts to face new situations and grow up. I heard somebody say that giraffe calves fall down like 6 feet when they are born - but they pick themselves up and start running within an hour (source - with thanks) Why are we afraid to let our kids learn by themselves? We dont trust them enough - our adult mind is filling with doubts and insecurity, and fear of failing, and of getting hurt. We impose these thoughts on them and 'assume' that they cannot handle themselves in unfamiliar territory. We are absolutely wrong.

Children have their own gut instincts. They do not venture into the dark, because 'instinct' tells them that it is unfamiliar territory. This fear is well founded, and in proportion to the kids capability and self-esteem.

Trying to 'protect' them while playing in a relatively safe playing area, while around other kids? Well, thats over protection. We are killing their self confidence.

Well, the story doesnt end here.

Another 5 minutes, and another girl aged around 8 comes around in a bicycle, and all three are happily set running around the park, developing a peer relationship - and of course ego and competition among all the other things they learn when we socialize. Very soon, none of them want to go back home - the park is 'their' territory and they dont want to leave.

I sat beside that father watching his kid do amazing new things that he never thought was possible. It was fascinating - let go of your kid - They are meant to be winners by themselves.

photo credit: Getting to Know the Ropes via photopin (license)

Friday, March 01, 2013

Business Rules - 1

There are no friends in business
Do not get emotionally attached to any customer. After all, he is not going to give you a premium for your services because you think hes your friend.