How to Create a Blog for FREE!

Hi everyone,

As you all know we all have been experiencing many problems in COVID-19 and due to which many places, businesses, educational institutes, hotels and restaurants are shutdown or under lockdown of few hours. But there is something which is open 24*7 and that is the internet. And when it comes to internet there are no limitations to explore. You can learn and visit such places online.

For this purpose, i have created a video on my youtube channel. Previously, i have received many messages on my social media about ‘How to create a blog’ so a month ago i have given just a brief introduction on it and today i have posted it’s Part 2. You can view the video by clicking the links below.

I have used Google’s Blogger platform in demonstrating the video as i think it’s good for the newbie bloggers to understand about blogging and how exactly blogging platforms works.

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcB9U1jUA8

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1MzXhoEkwE

For any queries or suggestions feel free to comment down below and also don’t forget to like and share the videos and also to subscribe my channel.

Thank you.

Lockdown 4 in Aurangabad

As we all know our country – India has witnessed 3 phases of lockdown till 17th May 2020. And now as the Corona cases are increasing day-by-day and more people are getting quarantined reaching the total numbers to 962, especially after 3 days (15,16 and 17th May) strict lockdown in my city – Aurangabad as ordered suddenly by the AMC Commisioner – Astik Kumar Pandey on Twitter after 11 PM without any prior notification.

But as i woke up today for Saheri (Also known as Sahur or Suhoor) – Which is a morning meal to be consumed before keeping Roza (Fasting) at the time of Tahajjud. I came to know that the Divisional Commissioner of Aurangabad has ordered a strict lockdown for 3 days until 20th May 2020. I and everyone in m y family is unhappy with the decision, not because we want to go out and do party after 17th May but we want to buy some groceries which have been almost empty today. We don’t know what should we do for the next 3 days.?

In afternoon i came across some news on twitter which has left me in another shock that the Uddhav Thackeray ji, CM of Maharashtra has announced another extension of lockdown 4 until 31st May 2020.

I totally understand the increasing numbers of corona patients in Maharashtra State but just imagine about the poor people and especially those who earn money on the daily wages. There are lots of families who have no support nor anyone who can provide meal for a single day. We all know businesses are on the verge of closing and some small scale businesses had a huge loss. Labours and workers have been broked completely. Many of the workers have not received their monthly salaries and also found walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their home. In this situation people can’t help themselves.

I myself had received phone calls and whatsapp messages from my friends asking money and food items for the needy and poor people. We all know that in this fight against corona pandemic everyone is giving their best in reaching people and helping them but i also understand everyone has their own physical and financial limitations.

But i want to ask the Administrative Officials and the Government, Are they providing enough resources to the needy people? or is the system is made so strict that even the person with the money is ordered to remain silent onto their homes unless he himself becomes helpless? I saw many NGO’s and their young volunteers are helping people and putting their everything on the line just for the sake of humanity. Not only for humans but for animals too.

For many of those who reads this post may argue and totally disagree with me but this is a fact which i want to share with everyone. Many countries have more number of Corona patients than us but have opened shops for the need of the people whilst following social distancing. It was so sad to see the liquor shops were ordered to open in the previous week which not only created masses to gather on the roads but also have infected many more people with COVID-19. Is this how we will tackle the issue of pandemic which caused millions of lives around the world? Thankfully we don’t have to see this in Aurangabad? I want to thank those politicians and leaders who raised their voice against the liquor and stopped it from spreading corona in the city.

In these 2 days total 120 patients are detected in Aurangabad. i.e 59 new cases on Saturday and 61 on Sunday. Even after the strict lockdown the numbers are increasing. Which i don’t know how but is proper planning is done many issues would be resolved. I suggest to open shops for some hours or as odd and even days so that people can shop by practicing social and physical distancing. This has also resulted in low number of corona detection cases in Aurangabad. I also heard the AMC Commissioner will make it easy for people to purchase food items in their respective areas through vegetables/fruits on wheels. I don’t know how it will be executed but this will definitely help many people and bring comfort to the citizens on Aurangabad City.

In my previous blog post – Content Creators Meet-up i told you that i’ll share with you the story behind this photo.

So here it is, In the first week of December 2019 i was tested positive for Dengue and was admitted for about a week in the hospital. I had to organize this meetup in the month as it was being delayed since the mid of June 2019. I asked my friends Shafique Khan and Syed Sohel aka Sky Sam to please help me with the invitees and also host the event. Also finding a place to host the event was done by them. They have fully supported me in the event and i want to thank both of them and the venue partner – Sufees Lounge for their support.

I was so taken back and unmotivated thoughts comes to me as there were few incidents of death due to dengue happened in Aurangabad City. But i thank Allah that HE gave me good health and a new life, Again. Alhumdulillah.

Also read some top stories of this week on Aurangabad Buzz Blog:

16 migrant laborers were mowed down by the goods train in Aurangabad.

New guidelines for Lockdown 4.0 announced by MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs)

Also watch my latest video upon Google Forms Tutorial in Urdu/Hindi posted on my youtube channel.

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World Heritage Day 2020 – Aurangabad Vlog

This video is all about my love for the heritage places of Aurangabad City which i have explored during my 5 years of vlogging.
I decided to keep this as my YouTube Channel trailer video.
This is supposed to be uploaded yesterday, 18th April on #WorldHeritageDay. But unfortunately, But i couldn’t make it.
I request you all to please watch this video, share the heritage sites of the city, help the tourism of the city and also #SaveOurHeritage.
Thank you.

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The City of Gates – Aurangabad – #WorldTourismDay

As you know Aurangabad is one of the largest and most popular city in India. It is a city in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state in India. Aurangabad has been in the news for many reasons and as we all know today is World Tourism Day i wanted to share some photos of Aurangabad which i found today on AMC Commissioner’s twitter handle @commissionerau2

Aurangabad is known as the City of Gates and is also the Tourism Capital of Marathwada. All the gates have been added life by putting these colorful lights which are just amazing. Aurangabad is surrounded by many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara and Panchakki.

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Panchakki

Daulatabad

Khuldabad

Siddharth Garden

History of Aurangabad

Khadki was the original name of the village which was made a capital city by Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam, Shah of Ahmadnagar. Within a decade, Khadki grew into a populous and imposing city. Malik Ambar died in 1626. He was succeeded by his son Fateh Khan, who changed the name of Khadki to Fatehnagar. With the capture of Daulatabad by the imperial troops in 1633, the Nizam Shahi dominions, including Fatehnagar, came under the possession of the Mughals.

In 1653 when Mughal prince Aurangzeb was appointed the viceroy of the Deccan for the second time, he made Fatehnagar his capital and renamed it Aurangabad. Aurangabad is sometimes referred to as Khujista Bunyad by the Chroniclers of Aurangzeb’s reign.

In 1724, Asif Jah, a Turkic general and Nizam al-Mulk of the Mughals in the Deccan region, decided to secede from the crumbling Mughal Empire, with the intention of founding his own dynasty in the Deccan and decided to make Aurangabad his capital. His son and successor, Nizam Ali Khan Asaf Jah II transferred his capital from Aurangabad to Hyderabad in 1763. In 1795, the city came under the Maratha rule, following the Maratha victory in the Battle of Kharda, along with an indemnity of 30 million rupees paid by Ali Khan Asaf Jah II, Nizam of Hyderabad to the Marathas. However, Maratha rule lasted only eight years before the city came under the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad, under the protection of the British East India Company, following the British victory in the Second Anglo-Maratha War. During the period of the British Raj, the city was known as Aurangabad.

Aurangabad was a part of the Princely State of Hyderabad during the British Raj, until its annexation into the Indian Union after the Indian Independence in 1947, and thereafter a part of Hyderabad state of India until 1956. In 1956 it became a part of the newly formed bilingual Bombay state and in 1960 it became a part of Maharashtra state.

Aurangabad is one of the largest cities in India, Most of the colleges of the region are affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) which is located in Aurangabad and as a result the city is emerging as a prominent location for IT and manufacturing.

In 2008, Aurangabad was one of the fastest growing cities in Asia.

In 2010, Aurangabad was in news for placing single largest order for Mercedes Benz cars in a single transaction in India — 150 Mercedes Benz cars worth Rs 65 crore. Without a local Mercedes-Benz showroom and encountering an indifferent Mercedes-Benz dealer in the nearest city, a group of successful citizens pooled their orders and negotiated a record agreement with the firm. Soon after that, bulk purchase order of 101 BMW cars was also placed.

Click here to know more about the information on History of Aurangabad. (Source : Wikipedia)

Click here to know more about Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. (Source : Wikipedia)

Note : All the below photos are clicked by me since 2008.