Google Chrome takes time to connect to the Internet

Guys, recently it happened to Google Chrome installed on my home desktop, It was taking around 1-2 minutes to connect to the Internet. I tried to check if there is any Extensions(installed on Chrome) which is affecting this but couldn’t find any.

After some Googling got to know that it is due to check by Google Chrome to resolve proxy( which you can confirm if  “Resolving proxy” message appears in the lower-left corner of the browser window)

Follow below steps to resolve this issue:

  • Click on the Settings from 3dots on the right upside corner
  • Search for “Proxy”


  • Click on Open proxy settings
  • Under Local Area Network(Lan Settings), Click on LAN Settings

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  • Deselect “Automatic detect Settings”


  • Woila! You can now connect instantly


Note: Kindly do let me know if this doesn’t resolve this issue.


Can’t use an undefined value as a symbol reference at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/Net/FTP/ line 54

The error occurs when Passive is 1 – and occurs not if Passive is 0.

my $ftp = Net::FTP->new($server, Debug => 0, Passive => 0)

For more information:

In the active mode, the client starts listening on a random port for incoming data connections from the server (the client sends the FTP command PORT to inform the server on which port it is listening). Nowadays, it is typical that the client is behind a firewall (e.g. built-in Windows firewall) or NAT router (e.g. ADSL modem), unable to accept incoming TCP connections.

For this reason the passive mode was introduced and is mostly used nowadays. It is a default for WinSCP too. Using the passive mode is preferable because most of the complex configuration is done only once on the server side, by experienced administrator, rather than individually on a client side, by (possibly) inexperienced users.

WD Elements External Hard Disk not detected in Windows 7 Fix

I faced the similar problem when my WD Elements was not detected by Windows 7/8 . I followed below steps to get it back:

  1. Go to control panel.
  2. Click on Administrative Tools
  3. Double click on Computer Management
  4. Click on “Disk Management” under “Storage Section”
  5. Search out Disk section for your External Hard Drive
  6. Right click on Disk 1 and click on “Properties” and under Driver tab, Click on Uninstall
  7. After Uninstalling the driver. Remove the External Hard drive from USB port and connect again
  8. Woila! It started working again!! Now the WD Elements is detected again
  9. You may/may not get “Scan/Fix recommendation” pop up after inserting the USB again. Do it!

PS: If you it is still not working for you after this Fix, Do let me know. We will try another fix 🙂

Make your integrated WebCam work with Ubuntu 15.04

Integrated web cam stopped working when I updated to Ubuntu 15.04, running on Acer Aspire 4720Z(2GB RAM, 160GB HDD). Searched a lot for the solutions, finally Googling paid off.


  • You need to download/install the package ‘webcam’
  • sudo apt-get install webcam
  • After installing the package you need to restart your machine and can check with cheese webcam app
  • sudo apt-get install cheese

Journey to alien city

After more than 30 months of professional stint at my home location, I chose to work in a different city, far far away from my default sets(Longitude,Latitude). Reason for this decision is still unknown to me but will try to give them words.

1) To be successfully independent, Be it financial, emotional and mental.

2) To explore new Life,Place,Culture,Climate and Food.

3) Heard a lot about the diplomatic climate of Pune, thought to give it a try.

4) To find out my passion, It was not that accessible when I was with my family.

5) To befriend more strangers and accomplish my sole aim of life 🙂

And many, Few important ones are meant to be written in secret diary but not here 😉

Why Can’t We Wear Kurta-Pyjama to an Interview?

Recently I came across an article titled “How to dress for an interview”. The article was no doubt excellent and very informative but one section of the article rang bells in my ears. Well, it had clearly distinguished shirt and trousers from kurtapajamas calling the former as “formal dress” while the latter as “traditional dress” and thereby declaring it as “not appropriate” for an interview or any formal meeting. Though this has been the norm ever since I was born, I am yet to figure out why the “corporate wardrobe” doesn’t include Indian wear.  Why is it just a “costume” for specific occasions and not a regular clothing?

Why can’t we wear kurta pyjama at interview? Even women have the privilege of wearing saree and salwar kameez at work or while appearing for interviews. In India, the saree is always invoguebut where is Indian wear for men? Men de rigueur wear only shirts and trousers and unfortunately this outfit is not at all Indian but a foreign adaptation just like our car, our mobile phones, our cosmetics so on and so forth.

Look around, staff after staff is bereft of Indian attire. In this contemporary age of industry and entrepreneurship, Indian attire is rarely seen since they botched, or we botched, in making them office wear, formal wear or everyday wear.

We wear Indian attires for festivals, weddings and even at a funeral but in the office or while going to meetings and interview we do not dress in Indian clothes. Even if some office going women in semi-urban or rural areas can be seen wearing sarees or salwar kameez, men are not. The ‘unofficial’ dress code to attend an interview for a job in  big city is always the Western wear. Have you ever spotted a man wearing a kurtapyjama to an interview for a job with any company? Forget the multinationals, men go suited-booted to any interview with any XYZ company.

Poignant demise of kurta pyjama or shall I say Indianess? There was India, with all its exceptional textiles encompassing unique textures and colors. No one in the world was wearing that and now we can’t even wear our once so distinctive dress while going for a very important day of our career. Sad!

Not long ago the women and child department of the Haryana government directed its staff to abstain from wearing jeans and T-shirts at work. The subject matter of this circular went like this: “To wear decent clothes in office”. That really makes one wonder, “Are jeans and T-shirt indecent?” The circular was mainly addressed to the field staff stating, “It has been observed that some officers/officials come to office in jeans/T-shirts/Western dresses which sometimes not only look odd but are also in contravention of government rules.”

Oh! The issue seems to be the “western outfit” then why not ask the employees to wear kurta pyjamas? They are decent enough, right? Covers the entire legs just like a pant and entire arm just like a full sleeve shirt, right? Even then why can’t we wear Indian dresses to work? Why don’t news anchors, for instance, wear Kurta pajamas instead of suits?

Indian attires seem to be just a costume limited to specific days on news channels. Udayan Mukherjee, the frontage of the share markets, adorns impressive bandhgalas only on mahurat trading and not otherwise. The dresses of the news anchors have an effect on the viewers as much as the news. If a top anchor is seen wearing kurta pyjama while presenting the daily news almost on a regular basis, it will bring in a change in the perception of the masses towards Indian dresses.

Why is kurta pyjama limited to religious ceremonies only? We pull out our traditional Indian dress from the corner of our closets only on Holi, Diwali, Dasshera or other festive occasions. We never ‘dare’ to wear them to an interview or a formal event. Why can’t one wear a kurta pyjama to a board meeting or interview? Why is it not included in the “corporate wardrobe”?

Do you think we look serious and committed wearing shirts and trousers while not so sophisticated in kurta pyjamas? Is it the same India which once boycotted foreign goods and wanted to be independent from outsiders but now feels ashamed to include Indian dress in its corporate dress code.

Souces: adopted.