Monday, 20 February 2017

Great Changes in the Electoral and Voting Process in Maharashtra

The State Election Commission (SEC), Maharashtra is doing their best to get people to come out and vote. The present State Election Commissioner Shri. J.S.Saharia took charge in September 2014, after serving around 37 years in Civil Services and retiring as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra State. His vision has made State Election Commission, Maharashtra, a pioneer in the country to implement novel ideas and far reaching programs. All his actions are planned with the sole objective to fulfil the mandate of Constitution of India, of making elections free, fair and transparent.  Here are the few of the steps taken for bringing change in the complete election process:

  • Online nomination process
  • Bifurcation of voter list through software: For the first time, the making of the voter list has been completely digitized making the work smooth, easy and error free (

  • Delimitation by use of GIS software: This probably is experimented for the first time in the world.  In this activity, the delimitation is carried out through an application by use of GIS software, wherein as per the parameters laid down by SEC the software objectively analyses the geographical area and creates wards without any human intervention or human manipulation.  

  • Launching of FAQ through URL as well as Mobile app: The six different local bodies viz. Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Nagar Panchayat, Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samitis and Gram Panchayats are controlled by five different Acts.  To answer these queries, SEC has published FAQ of around 2500 questions relating to local body elections and their Acts.  

  • Decentralisation of powers for efficient, effective and quick decision making: The various powers regarding authority to prepare draft delimitation, authority to conduct hearing on objections raised on delimitation, authority to finalize the delimitation, authority to disqualify candidate, authority to hear appeal on disqualification order etc. have been delegated, thus decentralizing the power and bringing efficiency and effectiveness in decision making.

  • Use of social media for voter awareness and ethical voting:  This is being done for the first time in India by any Election Commission.

  •  Mahavoterchatbot
  •  Missed call pledging that "I will vote". On National Voters’ Day 1 million pledges were registered. The pledging option by giving a missed call on 9029 901 901 is still on.
  • Strict action against political parties not abiding by the mandatory conditions of registration. First time in the country 220 Parties have been deregistered by SEC, for violating or not abiding by the orders.

  • Research through renowned Gokhale Institute about elections, happening first time in the country.  The research report widely disseminated to public.  

  • Involvement of bankers, hotel associations, corporate, industries associations, etc. for creating voter awareness on a mass scale.

  • Election expense digitization to effectively monitor the violation and take action against violators within a short period. For the first time in the country the candidates are given the facility to digitally make entries of expense through a mobile app. 

  • Election monitoring cell to effectively implement model code of conduct by involving various agencies and innovative ideas.  The agencies like Income Tax, Banks, Excise, Police etc. have been actively involved in this process for the first time.  Appointment of observers, Static Surveillance Team, Vigilance Team etc., have been deployed for Parliament and State Legislature elections.

  • Use of mascot "Voter Mitra’’. 

  • As per Supreme Court Judgement all information of candidates is disseminated to voters through various mediums.

Sunday, 12 February 2017


Hello readers,

It was my favourite cousin sister, Priyanka's wedding last week. I absolutely love attending weddings; as wedding brings lot of masti and reasons to shop more and opportunity to dress desi :) On my Insta account I have shared pictures of pre-wedding functions (those of you who follow me on Insta must have already seen).

So, today I will be sharing the look I wore to this particular wedding I attended last Monday. I selected this black assymetrical Anarkali beautifully designed by famous Indian Designer Payal Singhal. I paired the golden long layered neckpiece to amplify the ethnic look.

                                                          I AM WEARING:

                                          Outfit : DESIGNED BY PAYAL SINGHAL

                                             Bag:    GUESS

                                             Watch: MICHAEL KORS

                                              Ring: KARIGARI

   Thank You for stopping by!
Do get latest style tips on AkaTheVersatile Blog .
Vandana :)

Friday, 10 February 2017


Hello everyone,

Punjab's well-known Actor/Director Harp Farmer's most awaited movie 'KAWELA' Official Teaser is out today and I would like to give some pre-movie thoughts after watching the official teaser. This movie by Director Aman Brar is all set to release on 31st March, 2017. In the movie, Harp Farmer is playing the lead role of Inspector Karamveer Singh. Kawela seems like a horror/ thriller movie and I feel this movie will have something new to offer to its audience. The audiences seem to be pretty excited for the same and have been already giving an overwhelming response by expressing their previews after watching the #KAWELA trailer.

After watching the Theatrical Teaser I would say 'KAWELA' is an absolute watch. So do watch this movie in cinemas near you.  Hit or not? that we'll see on 31st March. I wish All The Best to the makers of KAWELA and I hope Harp Farmer will deliver an unforgettable performance making this movie stand apart from the typical  horror movie theme.

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Do read more about this movie on blog!

Thank You for stopping by!
Vandana :)

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Hello everyone,

Being a Punjabi Music lover, I must share my favourite Punjabi tracks with my blog readers. Today we will talk about Harp Farmer's Latest Song 'MANMAANIYAN '.

Harp Farmer is a well-known, Charismatic Actor/Director and his music videos have always impressed us. His new music video #Manmaaniyan is finally live and this video shows an unusual love story of a true lover who is suffering from Alzheimer's and how he falls in love with the girl. Do watch yourself to know more about this beautiful love story.

The lyrics are apt and well-sung by Singer Dev Sangha. You must watch it and let me know how much you loved it! It features Harp Farmer.

Singer :- Dev Sangha
Actor: Harp Farmer
Lyrics :- Dev Sangha
Label :- Harp Farmer Pictures

Our Ratings:

Music/Composition: 8/10
Lyrics/Vocals: 8/10
Direction/Editing and Screenplay: 9/10

Actually, I sort of like all of Harp Farmer's songs so you can listen  his other hit tracks like Beeba, Love Marriage, Creez,  Shoukeen Jatt, Sahan Varga. Jatt Brand, Judaiyaan and many more.

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Vandana :)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Epilation: 10 Moments you won’t have to miss if you’re smooth

It’s the worst! A last minute opportunity to have fun…an invite from friends, a fun party, a smoothie with your crush…but you have to miss out because you’re, how do we put it, not at your smoothest! We hate those in-between days when stubble means you can’t wear your favorite outfit, or you just feel you have to say no to that exciting invitation. Here we celebrate 10 moments you won’t have to miss out on if your skin is smoooooth; because with Braun epilators, you can be silky smooth at a moment’s notice!

New bikini? Check. Shades? Check. Smooth skin? Check. Now we’re ready to dive right in!

It’s the one you’ve had your eye on for ages. The one that will catch your crush’s eye, and make you feel FAB-U-LOUS! But what an epic fail if stubble stops you in your tracks. You can’t possibly wear it until you are super smooth. No need to worry, Braun epilators can remove hairs as small as a grain of sand. Get that new dress on, and cause a sensation!

Fun at the party. Favorite tune comes on. We’re flinging our arms in the air and dancing with abandon. What about you? Smooth skin helps you take a smooth path to the smooth moves…show us your stuff!

Wearing your shorts to the park on an unexpected hot day at the end of the summer is one of life’s little wins. But only if your skin is silky smooth so you can be thigh-high hot!

What’s more exhilarating than flinging your arms in the air and shouting ‘whhheeeeeee’ from the top of the largest rollercoaster. Make sure you’re picture-perfect with super smooth pits.

It’s the perfect opportunity to show off your legs to your crush…but not if it’s an in-between day! Play it smooth. Braun epilators catch hairs 4x shorter than waxing, so you’ll never get caught out!

It’s the old favorite. The trusty tee that instantly makes you feel super confident. But only if your silky smooth skin plays a supporting role, then it’s a smooth path to a small boost!

Sun? Having fun? Smooth legs? Legfie taken!

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Your crush has FINALLY asked you to the beach. But, hold on, how can you rock your cut-offs with stubble?! You need smooth skin for the win!


Your favorite band’s in town, and you’ve managed to get your hands on tickets. YES! Now how to look LEG-endary? Wearing your favorite mini of course! And rocking the look with super smooth legs.

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