About cruxrebels

Hola! I am Abhishek Agrawal from Odisha, India. Presently I am working as a Consultant in the silicon valley of India. I am a man of all crafts, but master of none. Ideator, Design thinker, Software engineer, Blogger, Merrymaker, Adventurer, Biker, Influencer and Wonderer of the why of things. I am one of the people who love the why of things. I like exploring the wild, scrawling away anything on the paper that goes on in my mind, the feel of wind on my face, smell of fresh paper, scent of the damp sand just after the first rains of the season, the roar of an engine, listening to music, gaming, little excursions with my friends and many more small little things that makes me smile and blends joy in my life. When I play any outdoor game its always Football..!!! I am an avid fan of FC Barcelona...I am a full-time non-Argentine Messi preacher. My other favorites include Hernandez Xavi, David Villa, Carlos Tevez and of course Andres Iniesta. I have always been interested in music and I picked up learning how to play a Guitar (a string musical instrument) during my college days but I never gave it enough time to be any good at it, but I never fail to mention it at every given opportunity. I am also a freelance writer cum poet at my blog "cruxrebels.wordpress.com" and a self proclaimed metalhead and headbanger.

Start saving today for the expensive education tomorrow


Start saving today for tomorrow’s expensive education


(Source: http://www.qsdigitalsolutions.com/blog/world-class-education-system-in-india/)

Higher education in colleges and universities has become a lot more expensive than it used to be; my parents recounted that when they were in college, their fees used to be a mere Rs. 500 per year which during my admission had steeply mounted to more than Rs. 1 lakh per year. That is 200 times more. Education in today’s world has become one major goal for parents and students alike; both have the nagging worry of how to reach the paramount task of putting together the money to pay for the fees, tuition, books, uniform, resources, hostel, etc. It is high time to start saving now.

But where to begin? Let’s look at the best option available to achieve this goal.


Mutual Funds: Best way to gain maximum returns

When we talk about savings, there are varied schemes and methods available to us in today’s time, but to gain the maximum returns on our investments, often mutual funds are the most sought after option. And the way to invest or save money in a mutual fund periodically is commonly known as Systematic Investment Plan (SIP). Just like we earn and spend frequently, we must invest to fulfil our next dream.


(Source: http://anmolshare.com/blog/what-is-systematic-investment-plan-or-sip/)

What is SIP?

SIP is an easy and convenient tool or method via which you can invest in mutual funds through some fixed small amount at regular periods to create a fund for your child’s higher education. There is no time or date restriction on when an individual can start investing in a SIP. You can start investing with as low as Rs. 50 or Rs. 500 or Rs. 5000; the continuity matters. The crux of the matter is to save, be it at any time during the month, dedicate some amount of money towards the SIP payment just like you pay your bills and other dues.

What are the advantages of investing in SIP?

Systematic investing has a number of advantages:

  • It inculcates in you a good habit to save just like you earn and spend
  • It brings a financial drive and discipline in your life. This leads to a peaceful state of mind and oozes out much of the tension regarding saving for your next big dream
  • It helps you to balance your investments by investing in fixed intervals of time in all market conditions. This gives you a chance to buy more units later for the same amount of money if the unit price falls.
  • This helps in averaging out your costs and reduces your risk.


If you are planning to invest in SIP, you might want to check Birla Sun Life’s Sabse Important Plan to help you save for your child’s future. They help you make small, but regular investments, in mutual funds giving you the advantage of compounding.

How much amount should you set aside? How much yield you should expect after few years to fulfil your dream?

It has been made really simple with Birla Sun Life’s SIP calculator; you can check it here: SIP Calculator.

A driven habit of saving is all it takes to help that dream of yours to materialize into reality!

Zee Cinema: Flying Jatt Premiere

Watch the World Television Premiere of Flying Jatt on Saturday, 22nd October at 8 PM only on Zee Cinema. Here are 10 reasons to watch the film on Zee Cinema on 22 Oct@8PM: 

  1. India’s first flying Superhero

India’s first flying superhero – A Flying Jatt saves the day in the coolest way. Bestowed not only with this incredible superpower our man can also display some jaw-dropping martial art moves. Continue reading

GAIL Indian Speedstar, an athletics initiative

I thought there weren’t much initiatives done to help Indian athletes in their preparation and training and support them to help represent the country in the Olympics. But after hearing about GAIL Indian Speedstar initiative my thoughts have changed. GAIL (India) Limited and National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS), launched a grassroots athletics program GAIL Indian Speedstar on the 22nd of March, 2016 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. This program is aimed at unearthing young talent across the length and breadth of India. Continue reading

LastPass: Password Manager for Ubuntu

Today, I have revisited some of my old notes and saw some sensitive information stored in it. To my horror those were not encrypted which made me think back on all my security and privacy measures in this world full of chaotic hacking where personal data and sensitive information are the most important things right now. Continue reading

Installing JRE/JDK on Ubuntu

As a lot of articles and programs require to have Java installed, this article will guide you through the process of installing and managing different versions of Java Runtime Environment.  Continue reading

Skype installation on Ubuntu

Whether its interviews, business meetings or video chatting with your lovers, Skype is the preferred way to go.

Installation of skype is as easy as cakewalk, just run the below commands and you’re good to go. Continue reading

Search for an Ubuntu package

You can use this command to know if Ubuntu has a particular package packaged. If yes get to know the correct packagename you were trying to search for. Use Continue reading

uGet – Download Manager for Linux

Shifted from Windows? Missing Internet Download Manager?

Well, Linux has its own download manager which runs on Windows too. uGet is the IDM best suited on Linux. To install fire up your terminal and run: Continue reading

Setup offline dictionary on Ubuntu with audio pronunciation

I use dict. dict is a CLI client dictd server (offline usage).

First allow the universe repo:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) universe"

Install: Continue reading

Install Steam: Yes, you can game on Ubuntu

Gamer? Dig games on Steam? Moved to Ubuntu?

Nice to have your acquaintance. So let’s get started, shall we? 😀

It’s as easy as shooting the below command on your terminal.

sudo apt-get install steam

Continue reading