How to prevent robbers from targeting your home during Diwali

If you haven’t read new recent few year , Here and Here are few of several news how even robbers have become smart and realized that desis are rich . Indians will always be richest community in america due to their work ethics and hard life growing up  . Now there is no way to prevent it entirely but there are few steps to lessen the chances of the loot When my wife joined New Jersey Institute of technology NJIT , there was a orientation session for new students , Since NJIT falls in Newark NJ which is known have dangerous spots, they were told how to avoid getting robbed . Keep some cash like 20$ or something, Just give them cash and they will go away , All those people are looking for is some quick cash for quick ciggerate, liquor or drug.I would recommend keeping 500$ cash in house, which is counter intuitive but think about it , if you ever get robbed , all these people want is some cash so that they can get out . They do not want to hold you up , Its more risky .   Here is message I received from our neighbor Dhruti , She is awesome,  Do not let anybody come into the house with any pretense .Do not fall for looks, Many time first guy that approaches is good looking white guy who is dressed up nicely . You think , you won lottery and guy from morgan stanley or goldman sachs himself came to give you a check . Don’t fall for nice car , expensive...

Diwali Gift Ideas and todos for friends and family

This year Diwali is on 30th October 2016 Presenting the best Diwali gift ideas , traditional way . Its Diwali time , you may or may not be visiting India but all us do celebrate Diwali or some people call it Deepawali or deepavali or dhanteras.Diwali Gift exchange is really not mandatory but really good tradition to keep . Kind of satisfying. Here is some background on Diwali for non Indians . We generally clean our place for diwali which is generally clean only till diwali  . Pretty much everyone celebrates Diwali both Hindus and Muslims  . Here is list of unique gifts ideas for diwali that you can buy to decorate your home or give it to someone . ****If you are in hurry  ,Find checklist of all popular diwali items *** DIWALI WATCH : I am sure you heard about desi houses getting targetted by robbers during diwali . There has been several incidents where indian houses gets robbed by gun point . Be careful , Get some security system like ADT or some wireless camera like these ( 60% off deal ) **Check out this article on Diwali Safety from robbers robbing targeting Indian Families *** Diwali Stamp  For the first time in the history of USA , they have released Diwali Stamp , Grab it as they might not sell next year Here is the link to buy Diwali stamps thru USPS website Dry Fruit Box American equivalent of dry fruit box may be Box of assorted state fruits, There are lot of nice fruit trays available that will last very long if you are taking to India...