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OLA Offline Launched for Booking without Internet through SMS

OLA Indian mobile app announced the launch of ‘ Ola Offline ’ across the leading metros in India. The step from the leading cab provider is to ensure continued access to mobility. This new feature allows the customers to book a cab even in the absence of internet on their smartphones.

A pilot run has been held from June in small towns and cities. Need for mobility even when the internet is unavailable made a way to introduce this innovative feature in India. Ola plans to start the feature with four metro cities and to roll out in the rest of the towns in coming weeks.

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Considering the more than 46 crore people with internet connection in the country, but stills claim 34% of the whole population. A majority of the population struggles to get a proper data connection at all times even today. Many users often suffer poor data connectivity and running out of data. ‘Ola Offline’ aims to reach these people with an attempt to offer hassle-free access to Ola. The new feature will be available in all categories namely Micro, Mini, Prime, and Lux.

How Ola Offline works:

• The user will get two options ‘Retry’ or ‘Book via SMS’ in the absence of Internet connection while booking a cab through an app.
• Customers can select the ‘Book via SMS’ and a pre-entered text message will occur on their default messaging app requesting Ola to book a cab.
• The user will avail an SMS detailing the particulars of the nearest available cab among all categories.
• Driver details of the selected cab will be with be sent instantly by SMS.
• On the other hand, Driver will also receive contact information of the customer along with the triangulated GPS location.

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Features like ride details, SOS button, GPS tracking will be available for the user on the Ola app once after the Internet connection resumes.

Commenting on the innovative feature, “As the country ushers in the digital revolution with projects such as Digital India and Smart Cities, the way users experience technology is changing. While connectivity continues to be an infrastructural challenge, we are constantly building innovative technology that helps fill the gap, and the launch of the ‘Offline feature’ is a major step in that direction. We understand that while an Ola might be available around you, a working Internet connection might not always be. Ola Offline will now plug this gap.” Says, Ankit Bhati, CTO & Co-Founder, Ola.

The ‘Offline feature was piloted in small town markets like Nagpur and Indore and found a good acceptance from the consumers in the past few weeks. The feature will be rolled out in 102 cities where Ola operates

Happy Onam Messages, SMS and Wishes in Malayalam &English

onam messages

The month of September brings only one word in the minds of people in Kerala, i.e., “Onam”. It is a Hindu festival widely celebrated throughout Kerala. Onam, a festival celebrated year after year with a great zeal and zest, a tribute to the beloved king “Mahabali”. This festival is celebrated to welcome the king, whose spirit is said to visit the Kerala at the time of Onam. We have given the Onam wishes for Facebook and Whatsapp, Onam Messages and SMS on this page.

The state triumphs under the ruling of king Mahabali though he was an Asura (demon). His people were never short of anything under his rule, and it’s a golden era for the people. The festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam the first month of Malayalam (Kollavarsham), which generally occurs in the month of August/September every year.

Carnival of this harvest festival lasts for four to ten days. Out of all ten days, the Atham and Thiruonam are the most important days. From this page, viewers can get the Best Onam Messages in Malayalam and English, SMS to share with your friends.

The celebrations actually last for ten days, and the significance of each day are as follows.

Celebration on Day 1 (Atham): The first day of Onam starts with the celebration of Atham. People begin the day with a holy bath, decorate their houses and the creation of floral arrangements called as Pookkalam, which signifies the welcoming the King Mahabali from the Patala Lok during Onam Festival. On this day the Atham or Hasta Nakshatra prevails.

Celebration on Day 2 (Chitthira): The people of Kerala get busy in decorating their houses. All old and unwanted things are discarded, some paint their houses. On this day Chitthira nakshatra prevails.

Celebration on Day 3 (Chodi): This day resembles the highest votes from women’s. Oh!!Yes, it’s shopping day. It is a fun-filled day that marks the start of shopping. People buy new clothes, jewellery, household things and gifts. The Swati or Chodi Nakshatra prevails on this day

Celebration on Day 4 (Vishakam): The competitions and makings for the festival will kick start on this day. The main event Onam Pookkalam competitions will be conducted across Kerala on this day. On this day, the Visaka nakshatra prevails.

Celebration on Day 5 (Anizham): The day of Anizham increases the excitement of Onam, as the rehearsals of Snake Boat races starts on this day.  The Onam boat races called Vallamkali, which happens annually and it is a most famous event. People from all over India visits to watch this spectacular event and it is major tourist event. The Anuradha nakshatra prevails on this day.

Celebration on Day 6 (Thriketta): On this day, all the family members gather for Onam celebrations. Fresh flowers will be added to the Pookkalam. The Jyeshta nakshatra prevails on this day.

Celebration on Day 7 (Moolam): On this day many temples across the Kerala state arrange the grand Onam feast called as Onasadhya. Cultural events like Puli Kali, Kaikotti kali, takes place on this day. On this day, the Moola Nakshatra prevails.

Celebration on Day 8 (Pooradam): With the final day just around the corner, the excitement reaches sky high. The Poorada Uttigal and Poorada Unigal are the main events on this day. People make clay idols of Vaman and King Mahabali called Onathappan. The design of Pookkalam increases to the whole new level of complexity. The Pooradam nakshatra prevails on this day.

Celebration on Day 9 (Uthradam): The day before Thiru Onam is celebrated as the first day of Onam. Every house lays out elaborate flower designs to welcome the King Mahabali. The Uttara Ashada Nakshatra prevails on this day.

Celebration on Day 10 (Thiruvonam): The main Onam celebrations will takes place on this day. It is believed that the King Mahabali visit the houses. All the cultural events like Folk dance, Kattakali dances, and Pookkalam competitions, etc. will come to an end.  Onathappan statues are immersed in the water bodies, and Onam Pookkalam flowers are cleared.

Here on this page, we have provided the Best collection of Onam SMS in Malayalam and English, Onam Messages and Wishes for social networking sites.

The Onam celebration is an occasion for people to remind themselves of the
all pervasive nature of the Divine.”
Wishing all Family members & dear ones a Happy Onam!

Kalaminiyumurulum vishu,
varumVarsham varum,
thiruvonam varumPinneyoro,
thalirilum poo varum kai varum,
Appozharennumenthennum aarkariyam

Ethu dhoosara sankalpangalil,
valarnalum Ethu yanthra valkritha,
lokathil pularnalumManassilundavatte,
gramathin velichavumManavum,
Mamathayum ithiri thumpappoovum
—-Happy ONAM—-

Keraliya thanima thottunarthunna,
malayalikalude hrudayathe,
pookkalam kondu theerkkunna,
naavil ruchiyeriya vibhvangalumayi,
ee ponnonathe varavelkaam.
Happy Onam.





Onam Varavayi !!!

Happy ONAM!!

Raksha bandhan 2016: Best Rakhi SMS to Wish Your Beloved Ones

Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious day for brothers and sister to reaffirm their bonds of affection. The festival marks unique for siblings living near and far as the day is dedicated to them mainly. The occasion falls on the full-moon day in the month of shravana in Hindu lunisolar calendar. A literal translation of the word explains ‘raksha’ means protection while ‘bandhan’ means bond. The event signifies the sacred bond of love between brother and sister which comes out a sense of protection and security. Symbolising the festival, sister ties a rakhi comprising holy threats and amulets. The festival is observed with much fanfare and fun.

Happy Raksha Bandhan Images, Quotes and Greetings

Don’t give a miss to let your sister or brother know how much they mean to you by a Rakhi SMS. Saying ‘Happy Rakhi’ to your loved ones isn’t just wish but will also take you a trip to nostalgic memories from your childhood. Your sibling has been there for you all the thick and thin you pass by, and they have been your major support most of the times. This would be a great occasion to share your love for them and for all the things that they have done for you. These Raksha Bandhan SMS will give you the best attention to your love and inevitably reach the heart and soul of your sibling. Here in this article we present the best Rakhi wishes and SMS to you.

“Sister is someone who is caring and sharing. Sister can understand things you never said. She can understand pain which is not visible to anyone. Happy Rakhi.”

“This msg is for the most wonderful sister in this world. Thank you for always being there on my side and for helping me in those infinite ways. I love you!”

“You hold me in my bad times, you dance with me in my happiness. I can’t recall even a single day when you were absent from my life. Happy Rakhi.”

“My Dear Brother, you are the one of the most precious gift sent by God. Happy Raksha Bandhan to you.”

“You are my support system, my guidebook, my saviour, my favourite person to quarrel with and my best friend! You are a treasure! Happy Raksha Bandhan!”

“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life! Wishing u a very Happy Rakhi my sister.”

“You are the most precious stone in the collection of my secret treasure.. Wishing u a very Happy Rakhi.”

“We may look old and wise to the world outside. But to each other, we are still in junior school. Happy Raksha bandhan 2 u my lovely Sis!”

Raksha Bandhan 2016 Gift Ideas For Brothers And Sisters

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero & this day is certainly RAKHEE. Warm greetings 4 Raksha Bandhan Sweetest Sister….”

“Brothers are like streetlights along the road, they don’t make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile.”

Awesome Friendship Day Messages and SMS

Friends mean a lot to us; a day spent without a friend is always a bad day. International Friendship Day is marked on 30th July, but most of the countries including India celebrate it on first Sunday of August i.e., on 7th August 2016. Friendship day is an annual celebration which was first proposed as World Friendship Day in Paraguay in 1958. This friendship day wish everyone with the beautiful Friendship Day messages, SMS and quotes provided below.

Friendship is Like a computer

It enter your life;

Save you in my heart;

Format your problems;

And never delete you from my memory.

Happy Friendship Day!

Having too many friends is not a big deal, but having one true friend who stands by our side in difficult times is something worthy. Life is always better with friends, isn’t it? So, send wishes to your best and dearest friend on this Friendship day and make this day wonderful. We have a great collection of Happy Friendship Day 2016 Quotes, messages and SMS. Besides tying a friendship band you can plan a gift or fun filled outing on this special day.

I made a list of my dearest person,

And I wrote them down in pencil,

I included ur name but wrote it in permanent ink,

Bcoz i decided to keep U in my list forever.

“”Happy Friendship Day””

Our team has put lots of efforts to list out the best Friendship Day Messages, SMS and Quotes for you to wish all your crazy loving friends on Whatsapp, Facebook or Twitter. Select your favorite Friendship Day 2016 Quotes from the list given below. “Friends buy you a lunch, But Best friends eat your lunch.”

Thank you for touching my life in ways you may never know.

My riches do not lie in material wealth,

but in having friend like you - a precious gift from God.

Happy Friendship Day Buddy!

Our friendship makes my world glow.

With so much happiness, it feels so special to have a friend like you.

Wish you a Happy Friendship Day!

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than True Friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” – William Shakespeare

Because of You,

I laugh a Little harder,

I cry a little less

And Smile a Lot More

Happy Friendship Day Dear

Friendship is a network that needs:

no recharge!

no roaming!

no validity!

no activation!

no signal problems!

just don’t switch off your heart.!

Friendship cannot be defined, very relation starts with friendship and true friends make our life more colorful. A never ending comfortable relation, Friendship is celebrated with all fun and joy on this special day. Make sure you wish all your awesome buddies with below mentioned Friendship Day quotes by famous personalities. Check out the touching friendship quotes and impress your friends on social media sites with these quotes. Hope you like our Happy Friendship Day 2016 Messages, SMS and Quotes

“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.

Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.

Walk beside me and be my friend.” - Albert Camus

“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.” - Oscar Wilde

“Friendship isn’t a big thing- It’s a million little things.”

“A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have,” – Abraham Lincoln

“No Friendship Is an Accident” – O. Henry.