Thursday, 1 November 2018

SEO Tips for Beginners

SEO Tips for Beginners

If you are new to blogging or planning to start a blog than you should really grasp some basic SEO tips to start with. It has a major influence on the reach and credibility of your posts and the blog on the whole.

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and it is the combination of best practices that plays a major role in increasing the quality and the quantity of traffic to your website. To explain in layman terms it can be the practices you should follow so that your website or posts comes up on top of google search result. Properly optimized SEO simply results in higher page rank on search result.

To explain a little more we need to know the basics of how google works and how its algorithm ranks and displays the search result. For example there might be some book on a particular topic in your college which is very famous and most of the people use that book. Now if you need to know something similar you would definitely go to that book as you know it is preferred by everyone in your college. Google works in some what some way, it learns and records the credits a particular website or post is getting and uses them to rank them. So more the number of people using it more will be the page rank.

But the main thing you need to understand here is how to build up these credit so that Google knows your website has the answer to the question user search and to display you link at the top. All these steps constitute SEO. Here i wont be telling you in detail about each and every thing related to SEO but few of the basic SEO tips which you can use to start with

SEO can be classified into two basic types, one at the website level and other at page/article/post level. We will first look at some of basic setting to do at the website level

Website Level SEO Tips


Website Design and Architecture


Website design plays a major role in retaining users and a well built and properly organised website is always good. It should be responsive, interactive, hostel on proper servers so that the loading time is less and performance is high. Using tools like Google Analytics and Bing Webmaster can help you with monitoring these points and are must have for every websites. Some other points to consider are below:

Basically there are three navigation menu one at the top, one at the bottom i.e. footer and the third on the side i.e. sidebar. Proper care must be taken so that the top menu is as categorized properly and is not cluttered with large number of items. Also care must be taken to use the common pages in the menu like About, Home etc. Footer is basically used to keep the links for social media and some of the top menu items. But it is always great to keep links to your most popular posts in the footer. Now the sidebar is the most interactive options where you can use tons of widgets, just keep in mind to have similar content to the one user is reading currently so that he interacts with it and stays on the website.

Creating a custom error 404 page so that if any link or page is not found the users are directed to page with proper message and some internal page links

The domain name should be short and catchy so that it can remembered easily. Also the domain should regularly renewed and one should not wait for the expiry date to come to renew it as it would send google the perception that the domain is not that active or important

Backlinks


Backlinks are links on other websites or web pages through which your website can be reached. Technically speaking the more the number links to your website, more is your page rank. But it also depends on the credibility of the website so the higher the credibility of the website the higher impact it will have on your page rank. The best ways to create backlinks are through writing guest posts on other blogs and giving links to your other works on your blog, by writing answers on Quora, leaving healthy comments on other articles etc. You must include the link on all your social media platforms bio like twitter, Facebook, about.me, LinkedIn, YouTube etc as these are some most the most credible sources. Not to forget that you should go about spamming everywhere the links as it wont be of any good and would rather can be used to block you and your websites.

Keyword


Keywords are main words which define what your post or website is about. These are the words users will be surely using in their search phrases and on based on these only google will be displaying the result. The main goal here is to bring in traffic to your website so all your post and websites must have the keywords suggesting the content. 

SEO Keywords

Say for example you are tech blogger so your website description and meta tags must have keywords like Technology and Gadgets as in the image. I will tell more about how to use keyword in the on post/article level SEO tips.

Meta Tags


Meta tags offers further details about your website to the search engines. Content of these tags goes in the <head> section of your HTML page. It helps people growing through the search result to glance what the site is all about. Like most of the beginners you would also be using either WordPress or Blogger so these tags can be updated easily through the settings on these platform.

SEO Meta Tags
Title tag used for the website is the first and foremost one which should contain a brief description about your website. You can see an example in the image above.

Meta Description is another one which should be filled. It is displayed under the meta title and contains a bit more detailed description about the website

Sitemaps


It is an XML file which lists down all the individual web pages on the website. So it is like a directory to every URL linked to your domain. This file should be available so that the search engine crawler knows what all places to look for in your website. There are several website and plugins which helps you in creating your sitemap. One you have you sitemap you should submit it to Google and Bing. You can access your site map at address like "https://myblogname/sitemap.xml"

There are tons of plugins of plugins in WordPress like the Yoast SEO which lets you enable and create sitemap hassle free. For blogger you can go through the post on Labnol.org to know the entire process.

Images and URL


As you would have noticed whenever you search anything on google along with website links google also shows images and videos. Hence, having images properly optimized for SEO is a must. Few tips for the same are having a small description about the image preferably with a keyword, adding the alternative details which are shown in case the image is not loaded and giving a proper descriptive name to the image

Blogger Image SEO

For the URL you must keep in mind that the shorter the URL the better it is, also only use “-“ to separate words in the URL and keep it descriptive so that the URL suggest the content.

seo-url-sample

Page Level SEO Tips


If you followed all the above steps then you website meets all the basic criteria of an SEO optimized website so now we can move onto the page or article level SEO which you should follow for every new entry you make in your website

Firstly, it is the use of keyword. So must have the keyword in your posts URL, title, h1 tag, and in the meta description. Then try to use its synonyms where ever you can throughout in the post.

Then make sure that the content has around 400 to 500 words and that it is not copied from anywhere as it can be easily traced by google. Use only one <h1> tag in your post and try to use multiple lower header so as to show your content properly organised.

And finally the most important thing which influences the traffic to your website is the actual content you write as it is the king. If you don't write original content which can help readers in one way or others they wont be coming back to your website and all the efforts spent in the SEO and other background activities will be waste.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Why You Should Start Investing Early [India]


Again, I write this post from my personal experience and can surely say most of you would really connect with the points I have to mention here. Firstly, you don't really realize that you should have started saving or investing somewhere until you really need some funds.

Our first thought is that we don't earn enough to start investing the money and eventually it's like 3 or 4 years post you start working that you end up doing some investment.

There are several reasons for which you need to save. Accept it or not but bad times can come for anyone and they surely come without any prior notice, so it is always good to have some backup just in case. Then when you start saving or investing you can have a bit of cushion or freedom to actually fulfill and live your dreams and yes you have some less amount to spend and believe it or not you wont ever earn enough and it will always be less.

You can have tons of goals, and when you initially start earning these goals are mostly short terms like a foreign trip with you buddies or say buying an expensive bike or something. For these short term goals rather than taking a loan and paying tons of interest for no reason ( like i did for my bike ) better thing is to start investing if you have say 2 or 3 years time in which you want to complete this.

There are tons of options of investment like share market, mutual funds, public provident fund (PPF), recurring deposits in which you can start investment with as low as even Rs 500 per month. I started investing after three years of working and in less than 6 months i realized the potential money I could have saved till date.

Shares/IPO can give great returns but mind you they are very risky and it is better advised to really get to know the math behind all of it. Mutual funds again are volatile but at young age you can take some risk and invest in funds that have high returns. Recurring deposits are for the people who want to play safe, with fixed return of around 6.5%, your money is definitely going to grow but it is never going to be highly profitable and satisfying.

For long term goals Mutual Funds and PPF's are the best option. With PPF you have a locking period of 15 years initially and it has fixed return of around 7.5 to 8%. You can invest anything between 500 and 1,50,000 per year. The biggest benefit is that all the returns and investment made in this scheme are totally tax free. You can check the approximate return based on your investment here.

With SIP you can make fixed monthly investments into Mutual funds and with continued contribution one can get huge returns in 15 or 20 years. For comparing the approximate return on these different ways of investment you can visit Scripbox or Upwardly.

The only thing to take away from this article is that, it is always better to start early and with low contribution rather then late and with more.The way and scheme to invest should totally be your decision based upon your goals, analysis and the amount you are comfortable in investing with.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Must Have Apps in Smartphones [India]

There are millions of apps on both Google Play and the App Store but not all are useful for everyone in their day to day lives. Here I have curated a list of apps which I believe every Indian should have in his/her smartphone.

Google Suite:

Yes, most of the phones come pre-installed with the google apps but still if you are using an iPhone you would have to go and separately get few of them. Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, Youtube and Keep are the must have apps on the phone and I don't think I need to mention their benefits. You just need to have them plain and simple.

Paytm:

Paytm has grown to be the most widely used wallet service in India. Paytm has efficiently decreased the need to carry change and specially cash which is revolutionary in Indian scenario. The app provides great user experience and the benefits are numerous. Definitely , Paytm Karo!

Goal/Cricbuzz:

It’s a proven fact that Indians are crazy about sports specially cricket and football. Assuming you would like to track it on the go, Cricbuzz and Goal are the best options available by far.

WhatsApp:

Again, there are tons of instant messaging apps available, but the user base of WhatsApp is still the highest. WhatsApp has crossed all boundaries in order to make chatting easier like never before. Sense its popularity, earlier we used to say "send me a SMS" but now it has changed to "WhatsApp me".

CamScanner:

One of the most useful apps available out there. The options to scan document and share them in desired format along with accessibility across all platforms make it a must have.

Snapseed/PS Express:

These two by far are the best photo editing apps out there. With proper time and efforts you would be surprised with the output you can generate through these apps.

Ixigo:

With great offers and cashback program Ixigo is one of the best options to book your travel itinerary. With over 100 million download this again is a must have.

Zomato:

Eating again is a thing Indians love and with Zomato finding places for us has never been easier. I myself never go to a restaurant without checking their ratings and reviews on the app. Also recently I have started ordering food much more from Zomoto compared to the other platforms. Moreover, they offer great discounts
throughout the year.

Amazon:

Again a must have shopping app on your phone. I end up ordering even small day to day items from here, thanks to their prompt delivery. And if you get their prime subscription then it has much more to offer with quicker deliveries, early access, discounts etc along with their streaming services, the Amazon Prime and Amazon Music app. Both of them offer remarkable content.

Wikipedia:

Most often when you search something on internet you end up on Wikipedia reading about it. The app offers great experience and readability and for sure should be there on your device.

VLC:

No need to mention anything about it. It is easily the most used media player on desktop/ laptops and same goes for the phones. These are even more useful for iPhone users as video syncing is easier with it.

BookMyShow:

A market leader in it’s domain, BookMyShow is the most likely the platform you are going to use for booking events and movie tickets and hence having its app installed will always be efficient.

My Love for Football and Manchester United

It all started in 2002, when my father first decided to show me the world cup final. From then onwards it was bits and pieces of me enjoying the games here or there as with no cable at home, watching football matches was not that easy in India. Fast forward to 2007, I had dish installed in my house which acquainted me with the grandeur of the Premier league and everything changed.


With players like Ronaldo, Rooney, Vidic, Scholes, Giggs, Ferdinand etc, Manchester United’s dominance in England was at another level and I just fell in love with each and everything about the team. Ronaldo became my instant hero and till date there is no one who for me can take his place and every MU fan will somehow understand my feeling. Initially I used to watch only their games and I still remember the 2008 Champions league final and it was that game which made me realise the passion which football instills into the players and the fans.

I went to college and there was no source to watch matches and with time, the interest was lost . I use to follow the scores but rarely got any opportunity to watch the matches live. Things changed when MU signed Persie and the buzz was too much to resist. I slowly started watching the games and it continued the same for next two three years.

It was 2015 and I moved to Pune and started working. I had a TV and fortunately the room mates who shared similar passion for the game or rather greater than what I used to have. Thanks to them, the crazy fever was back. First thing which I did was going through thousands of content on both Wikipedia and Youtube just to cover up the lost time. I needed to know everything which went through the football world in that time. Quickly i was in sync with everyone and everything, best matches, the best goals, top scorers, winners, loosers, transfers, sackings, everything. As now it was not only about the game played on the field but also about everything connected to this beautiful game as well.

Weekend was never the same again. The discussion around the teams, playing XI, tactics, bench, injuries, transfer rumours etc was all we talked about. The level to which we got involved in discussions regarding the game was just something so unnatural as no matter what you say or what you do you just cannot convince any football fan to change his favorite team or his favorite player and hence the debate went on and on and on.

It’s 2018, I don't miss a single match that United plays, be it League, League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League or even the PreSeason friendlies. There is something special about this game and especially about this team which makes me eager to wait for the next #MatchDay.

Manchester United has always made sure that it doesn't let its fans down, and therefore I will stand by you even in your darkest days.The start hasn't been up to the mark but hey! don't worry cause even if the sky is filled with the clouds, the sun still shines above!

I am a Manchester United fan and a football fan forever and I hope someday I will be sitting in the Theatre of Dreams watching my favorite team play.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Authentic Indian Problems : Sensitivity and Ego

Every now and then, violence, bandhs, and vandalization occur here or there in India and the root cause of each and every one of them is either sensitivity, ego or traditional beliefs. Never the cause makes any sense to me nor to any one I know personally but then also there are thousands of people protesting and I really don't know who these people are.

I am pretty sure most of them are not even aware about the cause for which they are protesting for. They just follow their leaders blindly and take inadequate actions which affects mostly those sections of society which had nothing to do with the actual cause. Shopkeepers, daily wagers, random people roaming on the roads just at the bad time are the ones who suffer.

Yes you won a battle a 200 years ago, Yes it is a matter of pride for you. But why not treat it a battle which you won and someone lost rather than a symbolic victory of lower caste on upper caste.
Yes 200 years ago, one group was superior to the other but in present day scenario I don't think there is any substantial gap between the two in terms of income, jobs etc. Drop that ego of superiority of your caste, it is not worth of so much fuss.

Authentic Indian problems are bound to occur whenever something obnoxious is felt by large group of people. In a democratic country like ours, where people are destined to have the rights of freedom, speech and expression, people often stumble while voicing their thoughts and opinions. What could be the reason behind this? Not being offensive, but are Indians largely non-working? Cause it is highly unfavorable for working class to find out time to protest against something which makes absolutely no sense at all. Why not people project this amount of energy and enthusiasm into doing something productive?

Another recent event revolving around the release of Padmavati movie also falls under the same category. If you don't believe in what they are making don't go and see it, don't promote it, who are you to stop others from watching it. It's meant for entertainment, that's it.

Two three years back another film which had a scene where a man dressed up as Lord Shiva was seen abusing came into limelight. No one was beaten, no death threats were issued but somehow that movie never released. Some proper steps were taken by people who got offended and the problem was resolved later. Same could have been done here instead of burning the sets or threatening the artists.

I can bet some of us were not even aware of Bajirao and Mastani before a film was made on them. Why be so sensitive, treat it as a movie and if your history is that great, a simple movie is not going to destroy it.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Organ Donation in India - Process and Facts


In one of my previous posts I mentioned that the demand of organs is fairly high than its supply in India. Unfortunately, deaths due to unavailability of organs is increasing each year and therefore there is a massive need of people who take the bold initiative of donating their organs and make a difference in the lives of thousands of people waiting for lifesaving transplants.

There are various organisations in India which allow you to register as an Organ Donor and issue you a card which states your intentions for the same. There are some general steps which can be followed for one such organisation.

Firstly there are two ways in which organ donation can be done either by registering beforehand and pledging as an organ donor or by the consent of the family after death. 

You can either by your wish register yourself as an organ donor and specify which organs you would like to donate. Or else even if you have not registered as a donor after your death your family members can grant permission for the same. But the important thing here is that even in the first case your family members will be required to honor your wishes. If they refuse then even though you are a registered organ donor, the hospital will be forced to reject it.

Following are the key points for the registering process:

  • While submitting the form as an organ donor, two witnesses are required one of whom should compulsorily be an immediate family member to prove your consent while filling up the form.

  • The above mentioned form can be downloaded from many sources but it is advisable that it is done from some government or acclaimed body such as AIIMS or NOTTO.

  • There is no fees involved for signing up as a donor and the form is free of cost as well.

  • Once submitted you will be provided with an organ donor card with a unique registration number on it. You are advised to keep this at all times with you. 

  • It is also advised that you share your decision with your close family members so that they approve for it after the death since their consent is also mandatory as already stated.

  • After your death within certain time frame all the organs that need to be donated have to harvested in order for them to be alive

  • Now before the organ donation process you will have to be declared brain dead by a set of doctors twice in certain time frame and only after that the organs will be harvested.

  • For certain organs cardiac death is enough for harvesting but in most organs like kidney, liver etc. brain death is necessary.

  • There are specialized transplant teams which carry out all these activities and the dead body is not harmed in any way that it is not dignified to look at.

  • There are also certain scenarios where you can donate some of your organs to your family member even when you are alive.


Remember age does not matter, anyone can be an organ donor, although if you a minor consent from your guardians will be required and you can anytime withdraw yourself from the pledge of being an organ donor.


Friday, 20 October 2017

What India Needs To Understand


What India needs to understand is the fact that the government isn't going to do everything for them, the government is not going to solve all their problems or spoon feed it's countrymen until we decide to take the charge. Yes, we elected our leaders and brought them power so that they can clean up the mess created after 67-68 years of Independence. Until and unless we join hands, no BJP or Congress can help us.

Last year this time after Diwali, Delhites were unable to breathe. Dust and smoke had covered up the city, people were forced to wear mask and glasses just to walk properly in open, it was similar to some fictional fantasy movie set up in the future but it wasn't. Back to present, Supreme Court made our job easy by banning the sales of crackers thinking it might make people realize that today's efforts will help the future generations, so burning crackers should be avoided for a clean environment. But to no avail. Now everyone is blabbering about how no one does anything to solve the problem of pollution in the city. For once in life, people should self introspect before protesting.

Not only this, people want the cities to be developed, roads to be safe, corruption to vanish without realizing that we are at the core of it. 5 minutes of traffic and even educated ones start honking the horns and take the wrong side. Traffic police stops you for not carrying your papers, or not wearing the helmets and 99 percent of us don't get the official Challan made but what we do is give the cop 100 200 rupees and just walk free.

Yes Demonetization was a failure, but the idea on whole was brilliant but the way it was implemented made sure it failed. I still don't know what the government could have done better but yes everyone around us knows all the different tricks people used to go around and get their black money converted into white. Yes, Indians are Jugaadu!

Every single friend of mine feels that reservations when introduced in the society way back were a boon but now it's an undue advantage and it should not be there as many suffer because of it. But now there are people who in present times want more reservation and for that they do stuffs which not only are senseless but also harm the commoners. Why do we need more reservations as if the existing ones are less. We don't need useless protest and chaos anymore people.

I respect cows and we have worshiped them from a long long time & even I want them safe. But there are other problems existing in UP and particularly in India on the whole that can be solved or at least worked upon, some of them being development, crimes, rapes etc but we decide to put them on halt. Great!

Like for an individual to succeed he needs to work upon himself, similarly we as a nation need to realize things which are important and which are not and that we just can't sit and wait for someone else to solve our problems. Yes the government has not done much, yes they have not delivered what they promised to but what India needs right now is not a new leader or government but a moment to realize the depth of the problems and further work upon finding their solutions collectively.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Best eating junctions in Pune - for those in need of a break from curry!


With its perfect climate, exotic destinations, diverse people and the delicious food, Pune has to be one of the best cities to live in India. And one thing which you just cannot or must not miss when in Pune is it's yummy food. Eyeing the number of youths that live here there are so many destinations where you can go and you will want to go again and again for a great gastronomic experience.

Consider this as a checklist of places you surely need to cover when you are in Pune the next time.

Vohuman Cafe

You need to visit Vohuman very early in the morning in order to cover the best they have to offer. Ask anyone and they will tell you this is a part of Pune's history. Try the mouth-watering cheese omlet, cream plate and the bun maska here.

Yolkshire

Again a place where you can go just to eat something which you might not have eaten ever before. As the name suggest they serve everything that has eggs and you would surely be surprised to see the menu and the food presentation. Yum!!

Sukanta

For all those vegetarians out there this is a must visit for lunch when in Pune. Go empty stomach and and enjoy the Indian thali which you surely won't regret. If you  are lucky enough to be there during the Mango season, Aamras is just going to be the jackpot.

AB's - Absolute Barbecues

Specially for the hardcore non- vegetarians out there, try this  barbecue place instead of all those old chains. Their live counter serves bunny, octopus, squid and god knows what all variety of foods. Not to forget they have the best dessert section I have been to till date.

Hyderabad House

If you have never been to Hyderabad then probably you have never eaten the best biryani served in the country. Pune is not as great as that but the taste offered here will surely last in your taste bud for a long long time. Try the spicy Aroma Chicken Biryani here.

Apache High Streets/Hidden Place 

You cannot leave Pune without enjoying its night life and these two here offer the best balance of economy and fun. Music, drinks, food and the ambiance everything is just about perfect to make sure you have a great time.

Visiting all these sites will take almost an entire day and by the end of it, you would have covered nearly all joints for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In case you still have time try these ones below as well. 

Garden Vada Pav Centre 

You just cannot come to Pune and not eat the vada pav here. It's almost available everywhere but if you need to try it this has to be the place where you do.

Shiv Kailash

If you are ever in need of eating sweet anytime in Pune this has to be an option. They have a very small menu but its very very sweet. Try the Faluda ice cream , double malai lassi here.

Kayani Bakery

It's one of the most famous and oldest bakery in Pune and it's a must visit spot for there  shrewsbury biscuits & mawa cakes. They are temporarily closed due to some license issue but hopefully they will be open soon.

Chitale Bandhu

Again an important name in Pune, this one is the most famous sweet shop around. Get some bhakarwadis & chakalis from there for sure.

German Bakery

A popular hangout spot for the foreigners in Pune. Visit this early morning for a breakfast or a brunch and do try the red velvet cake.

For all those coming from other states to Pune try the Misel Pav and the dabeli somewhere. You won't get these two dishes outside Maharashtra so trying them out is a necessity.

All of the aforementioned sites serve some brilliant delicacies and you surely should not miss even a single one of them.

Indian Web Series that are worth your time! Check out.

The quality of content in the web series these days is far superior to those silly dramas airing on traditional TV channels in India. It all mainly started with the launch of The Viral Fever channel on Youtube and after that there was no stopping.

None of my friends watch any of those daily soaps but everyone is quite updated about the web series which are being aired on YouTube.

I have personally watched many of them and here I am listing out some of the bests which everyone should definitely watch. Since they were aired some time ago, you can easily finish them in one go.

SIT : Men The Real Victims 


A simple sketch on the lives of a married couple which hilariously depicts how in every argument in the house it's the man who is always the victim(Fun intended).

SIT- Pyar Ka Punch


If you liked Men the Real Victims then you are surely going to love this one. Again about a married couple and how the husband here every time finds a way of doing things the way he wants buy convincing the wife that it is what she wants.

Y Films - Bang Baja Baaraat


This is a hilarious tail of marriage of two people with totally different backgrounds and the struggle they face when their families come together.

The Aam Aadmi Family


This one is about a small, middle class typical indian family of five and their day to day lives. With beautiful moments and extra ordinary acting many would easily relate with the characters being portrayed.

Life Sahi Hai


If laughter is what you desire then this has to be the one. It's a story about 4 friends living together in New Delhi and the women's in their lives.

TVF Pitchers


This has to be the best web series available in India by Indians. Everything from story, dialogues and performance was top notch. It's about the journey or the chain of events that depicts the life of 4 friends who leave there high paying jobs to enter into the business world by establishing their own venture.

TVF Permanent Roomates


This cute little love story of an unusual couple Tanya and Mikesh, who had been in a long distance relationship for 3 years and barely knew each other decided to move in together, has already completed two seasons and for sure is one the most loved web series in India. You will get along and remember each and every character of this show easily.

TVF Trippling


Road trips are something which you usually plan with your friends but ever thought off a road trip with your siblings? The show is about three siblings who have not met for quite a long time, embarking a trip which brings laughter and emotions on every stop. Eventually, the trip helps them rediscover the lost essence of their relationships.

These are few of my favorites but the list doesn't end here. There are a lot more and if you are already done with all of these move on to What the Folks, Baked, Man's World and the School Days by Timeliners.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A part of you can save a life- Be a Donor! Be a Saviour!

India has acute shortage of organs for people in desperate need of it and for one of the highest populated country in the world the only solution that can be thought of is to make people aware of this unfortunate scenario and try to convince them to come forward and become a donor.


Number of people who die everyday due to unavailability of organs is huge and nobody cares about it. Legally, only immediate family members are allowed to donate organs and if they are not a match or if they don't want to donate then the only option is to go on the wait list and wait for your turn to come.

To explain the present situation in India I would like to take up Kidney transplant as an example.

Back in December 2010 someone I knew got diagnosed with kidney failure and the only option which was given was to get a transplant as soon as possible or sustain on dialysis. Now three of his family members came forward but due to one reason or the other like high blood pressure, kidney stone etc., all were deemed not capable of becoming a donor.

Next step was to go and get registered in the list through which you can get a donor. This happened in 2011 and the waiting period which was given to the patient was somewhere around 4 to 5 years. Nothing could be worse than to know for a person with double renal failure to wait for another 5 years just because there were no donors available at that particular moment  in India.

Fast forward 6 years and when this person died, few of his family members suggested that they donate his eyes but few still objected on this. The point here is if family members of people who have gone through the problem of not finding a donor don't come forward to donate how will others who by god's grace have never faced such an issue will do so.

As the number of potential donors increase, the waiting period decreases and the chances of their survival increases simultaneously.  I am not writing this to change the mindset of someone who is reading this text but even if I end up encouraging few readers who go forward and get registered themselves as an organ donor, I think my job would be very well done.

A single donor can save up to 8 lives and if you become a donor you can gift life to someone who is in extreme need of it.

Go Ahead and Give It a Thought. 

There are various NGO's and organisations which are working on creating awareness about the same, visit few mentioned below to know more.
Donate Life India, Organ India, Notto