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One syllable Gujarati words

કાન – kaan – Ear
આંખ – aaKh – Eye
નાક – naak – Nose
હાથ – haaTh – Hand
પગ – pag – Foot
પેટ – peT – Stomach
જીભ – jeeBh – Tongue
દાંત – daat – Tooth
વાળ – vaaL – Hair
નખ – naKh – Nail
ગાલ – gaal – Cheek
હોઠ – hoTH – Lips
ટાલ – Taal – Skull without hair

ગાય – gaay – Cow
ભૂન્ડ – BhoonD – Pig
મોર – mor – Peacock
વાઘ – vaaGh – Tiger
ભેંસ – Bhes – Buffalo
સાપ – saap – Snake
ઊંટ – ooT – Camel
હન્સ – hans – Swan

ઘાસ – Ghaas – grass
ફૂલ – fool – Flower
ઝાડ – JhaaD – Tree
છોડ – CHoD – Plant
વેલ – vel – Vine
વાંસ – vaas – Bamboo
ડાળ – DaaL – Branch
થડ – ThaD – Trunk/Stem
મૂળ – mooL – Root
પાન – paan – Leaf
ફળ – faL – Fruit
બી – bee – Seed

જો – jo – See
ખા – Khaa – Eat
ચાલ – Chaal – Walk
ચલ – Chal – Come
જા – jaa – Go
દોડ – doD – Run
હસ – has – Smile
રડ – raD – Cry
આપ – aap – Give
લે – le – Take
વાંચ – vaaCh – Read
લખ – laKh – Write
ચાખ – ChaaKh – Taste
સૂંઘ – sunGh – Smell
ગન્ધ – ganDh – Odor
વાસ – vaas – Smell
છોડ – ChoD – Leave
હા – haa – Yes
ના – naa – No
બોલ – bol – Speak
રમ – ram – Play
માર – maar – Hit
હાર – haar – Lose
જીત – jeet – Win
ભાગ – Bhaag – Run
ઊઠ – ooTH – Wake up/Stand up
બેસ – bes – Sit
ઊન્ઘ – oonGh – Sleep

મા – maa – Mom
બા – baa – Grandma
ઘર – Ghar – House
પૂલ – pool – Bridge
તોપ – top – Gun
ગામ – gaam – Village
આગ – aag – Fire

બૂટ – booT – Shoes
શર્ટ – SharT – Shirt
પેન્ટ – penT – Pant
પીન – pin – Hairpin
ફ્રોક – frok – Frock
હાર – haar – Garland

ભાત – Bhaat – Rice
ઘઉં – Ghau – Wheat
શાક – Shaak – Vegetables
શીન્ગ – Shing – Beans
દાળ – daaL – Grams
ચા – Chaa – Tea
દૂધ – dooDh – Milk
ઘી – Ghee – Clarified Butter
તેલ – tel – Oil
ગોળ – goL – Jaggery
ખાન્ડ – KhaanD – Sugar

એક – ek – One
બે – be – Two
ત્રણ – traN – Three
ચાર – Chaar – Four
પાંચ – paaCh – Five
છ – CH – Six
સાત – saat – Seven
આઠ – aaTH – Eight
નવ – nav – Nine
દશ – daSh – Ten
વીસ – vis – Twenty
ત્રીસ – tris – Thirty
સો – so – Hundred
લાખ – laaKh – 100,000

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Indians in last 100 years – Chirag Patel

List of notable scientist/mathematicians in last 100 years from India who studied in India till master’s degree and worked mostly in India to achieve their feat:

1) Mahindra Agrawal – PhD from Kanpur – AKS primality test in mathematics – worked in India only
2) Sam pitroda – masters from Vadodara – inventor of digital diary and more than 100 telecom patents – worked in USA and then India only
3) Jayant Narlikar – masters from Varanasi – steady state theory, gravity theory – worked in UK and then India only
4) V Bappu – masters from Chennai – Wilson Bappu effect, astronomical discoveries – worked in USA and then India only
5) Y subbarao – masters from Hyderabad – first tetracycline
6) Salim Ali – masters from Mumbai – ornithology (birds) – worked in India only
7) KR Rao – masters from Chennai – many inventions in nuclear physics – worked in India only
8) PC Mahalanobis – undergraduate from Kolkata – statistical theory, survey, anthropology – worked in UK and then in India only
9) GN Ramachandran – masters from Bengaluru – molecular biology, crystallography – worked in India only
10) Harish Chandra – masters from Mumbai – discrete series, philosophical aspect of mathematics – brief work in India
11) Ganapathy Thanikaimoni – masters from Chennai – fossil and modern pollen morphology – worked in India only
12) APJ Abdul Kalam – masters from Chennai – indigenous missile system – worked in India only
13) Anil Kakodkar – masters from Mumbai – Indigenous nuclear explosions, heavy water reactor – worked in India only
14) Vikram Sarabhai – masters from Bengaluru – cosmic rays – worked in India only
15) S Chandrashekhar – masters from Chennai – chadrashekhar limit, Brownian motion, sunlit sky polarization – worked in USA only
16) G Sudarshan – masters from Chennai – explained weak force, quantum optics – worked in USA mostly and some in India
17) Satyendranath Bose – masters from Kolkata – Fifth state of element (Bose-Einstein theory), black body radiation – worked in India only
18) M Visvesvaraya – masters from Bengaluru – steel doors to protect wastage of water dam – worked in India only
19) Meghnad Saha – masters from Kolkata – ionization formula, spectral line – worked in India only
20) Jagdish Chandra Bose – masters from Kolkata – wireless communication, life in plants – worked in India only
21) Homi Bhabha – masters from Mumbai – electron shower, meson discovery – worked in UK and then India only
22) CV Raman – masters from Chennai – raman effect scattering of lights – worked in India only

The list is growing for ever. Please share if you know a distinguished personality a mention here.

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Interview questions to interviewer

1. What’s the biggest change your group has gone through in the last year? Does your group feel like the tough times are over and things are getting better, or are things still pretty tough? What’s the plan to handle to either scenario?

2. If I get the job, how do I earn a “gold star” on my performance review? What are the key accomplishments you’d like to see in this role over the next year?

3. What’s your (or my future boss’) leadership style?

4. About which competitor are you most worried?

5. How does sales / operations / technology / marketing / finance work around here? (I.e., groups other than the one you’re interviewing for.)

6. What type of people are successful here? What type of people are not?

7. What’s one thing that’s key to this company’s success that somebody from outside the company wouldn’t know about?

8. How did you get your start in this industry? Why do you stay?

9. What are your group’s best and worst working relationships with other groups in the company? What are the pain points you have to deal with day-to-day?

10. What keeps you up at night? What’s your biggest worry these days?

11. What’s the timeline for making a decision on this position? When should I get back in touch with you?

12. It’s been tough economic times, and every position is precious when it comes to the budget. Why did you decide to hire somebody for this position instead of the many other roles / jobs you could have hired for? What about this position made you prioritize it over others?

13. What is your reward system? Is it a star system / team-oriented / equity-based / bonus-based / “attaboy!”-based? Why is that your reward system? What do you guys hope to get out of it, and what actually happens when you put it into practice? What are the positives and the negatives of your reward system? If you could change any one thing, what would it be?

14. What information is shared with the employees (revenues, costs, operating metrics)? Is this an “open book” shop, or do you play it closer to the vest? How is information shared? How do I get access to the information I need to be successful in this job?

15. If we are going to have a very successful year in 2016, what will that look like? What will we have done over the next 12 months to make it successful? How does this position help achieve those goals? (This question helps show your ability to look beyond today’s duties to the future more than a year away.)

16. How does the company / my future boss do performance reviews? How do I make the most of the performance review process to ensure that I’m doing the best I can for the company?

17. What is the rhythm to the work around here? Is there a time of year that it’s “all hands on deck” and we’re pulling all-nighters, or is it pretty consistent throughout the year? How about during the week / month? Is it pretty evenly spread throughout the week / month, or are there crunch days?

18. What type of industry / functional / skills-based experience and background are you looking for in the person who will fill this position? What would the “perfect” candidate look like? How do you assess my experience in comparison? What gaps do you see?

19. What is your (or my future boss’) hiring philosophy? Is it “hire the attitude / teach the skills” or are you primarily looking to add people with domain expertise first and foremost?

20. In my career, I’ve primarily enjoyed working with big / small / growing / independent / private / public / family-run companies. If that’s the case, how successful will I be at your firm?

21. Who are the heroes at your company? What characteristics do the people who are most celebrated have in common with each other? Conversely, what are the characteristics that are common to the promising people you hired, but who then flamed out and failed or left? As I’m considering whether or not I’d be successful here, how should I think about the experiences of the heroes and of the flame-outs?

(from email by Marc Cenedella)

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Being Indian – Chirag Patel

Being Indian – Chirag Patel December 10, 2014

Last week, during lunch at my office cafeteria, I was discussing Indian and Chinese cultures with some colleagues of Chinese origin. It was formal discussion from food to clothes to languages. All of a sudden, one colleague asked me, “What is it being Indian?” and wore curiosity in her black curved eyes. I paused for seconds and told myself with audible sound, “Wait a minute! That’s my religion!”

That small statement evolved ocean of thoughts into me whole day. I kept thinking and now my pen (err keyboard) collaborated with paper (computer screen, ha); so I am here to stir thoughts into your calm lake of mind.

As world knows today the country named India is derived from Indus which is Greek version of name Hindu given by Persians. Hindu is again derived from Sindhu – a river in Northern part of India. Sindhu is a Sanskrut word meaning Ocean. Sindhu is a big ocean-like river. Persians used to call the land dwellers – Hindoo. So, Indus or Hindu has geographical reference in the name. Some Arabic people call India – Hindustan which literally means place of Hindus!

That term later on being used by Britishers as the word for a religion under umbrella of which sprung hundreds of sects. So, “hindu” or for that matter “India” signifies religion. Britishers and to some extent natives used that term quite significantly to differentiate themselves from Muslims and Christians.

Ok, these are all western names or foreign names given to India. So, what would native people call this land? There was ancient emperor named Bharat who ruled majority of geographical land which is India in present times. So, this land was known as “Bharat” – land ruled by emperor Bharat! Bharat has meaning in Sanskrut as the place where people seek Brahman or God. So, name “Bharat” signifies spirituality irrespective of religion.

Constitution of India effective since 1950 January 26 officially considers two versions of name of the country – 1) Republic of India 2) Bharat. In modern India, secular India, people proudly proclaim being part of India or Hindustan. But, they ignorantly forget the name Bharat!
Now, let us take a look at harder aspect of being an Indian. We so far have glanced at the name of the country. Now, let us dare signify “being an Indian” part of it. Let us ordinary mortals sneer at the terms.

India is a country personified celestial beauty! Look at geographical rendition of Nature’s poetry! Thin neck, broad and protruding chest, long legs, open arms! When this beauty is laid on Mother Earth, she is divided in 29 states and 7 union territories. The beauty speaks in 22 official languages. Majority of states have their own official language, different cultural heritage, different clothing style, different food, and different look of habitats, different flora and fauna, different geography, different festivals. Many have different calendar systems. If you talk to two people from adjoining states, you have countless clues to find differences between them. Many a times, they seem to be from different countries. They have different dance traditions, different sculptor styles, and different architects.

An outsider is definitely at a loss to identifying common features among Indians. Do they speak the same language? No. Do they wear the same clothes traditionally? No. Do they have similar cuisine? No. Do they practice the same religious faith? No. Do they look similar? May be. Do they have the same cultural context? May be. Do they tolerate people from different states (forget countries)? I want to say YES here. But, blunt NO! I got it. They have different language. But, do they write the same script? Nooo.

What happened to that image of celestial beauty named India? So, let us explore some common factors that bind all Indians together irrespective of race(?), religion(?), gender and financial status(!).

All Indians know or speak national language Hindi and British legacy language English. All Indians follow one constitution. All Indians consider Bhagavad Gita as Holy book. All Indians consider river Ganga sacred. All Indians know Himalaya as sacred place and have high esteem for Mount Kailas. All Indians use spices or herbs in what they consume daily. All Indians have some faith in Ayurveda. All Indians know Amitabh Bachchan, Rajanikant and Sachin Tendulkar. All Indians consider Mahatma Gandhi as mentor of the nation. All Indians believe that corruption is inevitable. All Indians have a check list of places to visit. All Indians want India to be number one nation in the world. All Indians claim to have wisdom of life and would like to expand their knowledge territory to intrude into others’. All Indians know Yoga and Pranayama up to some extent and practice it knowingly or unknowingly. All Indians find root of what they speak into ancient language Sanskrut.

So, from ancient history known to the world today, concept of one land geographically known as “Bharat” existed in Indian psyche. Even tho there are 33 million Gods and Goddesses, all Indians believe in one supreme consciousness and consider these celestial forms of Gods and Goddesses as different paths leading them to Moksha or Nirvana or Mukti or union with Supreme Soul. Indians have affinity towards four vedas – Rugveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Atharvaveda. Indians consider Bhagvad Gita as esteemed doctrine for religious, spiritual and daily practice. Lotus is national flower as well as spiritual emblem. Peacock and tiger also are national symbols and pride. All these concepts bind all of us Indians together. Sutre mani gana iv as Gita proclaimed – all beads inter-woven to same thread!

Can we negate the fact that Vedic culture and Hindu way of living life are real identities of India? Can all Indians following different religions value that?

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Most innovative company CEOs – Chirag Patel

Based on the list from http://www.forbes.com/innovative-companies/list/ 2014 for 100 companies, I checked CEO educational background. I could not find accurate information for some. This list is 99% accurate tho.

Here’s the spreadsheet: 150314_ceo_inno

Interesting facts from this analysis:

32 – undergraduate work in Engineering or Science
40 – undergraduate work in business, finance, accounting or marketing
4 – undergraduate work in pharmacy or medicine
15 – undergraduate work in Law, History, Philosophy etc

11 – master’s in engineering or science
36 – MBA
3 – MD

Total 41 bachelor’s, 44 master’s, 3 PhD

One more myth buster: 11 have Engineering + MBA track and 21 have Business/Accounting/Finance + MBA track.

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Superstition

New year 2017 is on horizon.

Everyone will enjoy firing crackers on 31st December eve around the globe. But, there is not a single message from an environmentalist yet! Otherwise, they are on full fire 15 days ahead of Diwali!

Santa Clause is a mythical character. But, people trust that story. Whereas shraaddh or kaag vaas (food offered to crows on shraddh days) is superstitious. What is in our puraaNas is mythical and superstitious.

Offering bilva leaves to mahaadeva during shraavaNa damages environment. But, cutting whole christmas trees is fine and no environmentalist is bothered at all!

Bird lovers feel sad for birds being wounded by kite flying on 14th of January. But, their sympathy is blown away in blues when people eat birds and kill birds!

Bathing in Gangaa to eradicate sins is superstitious but throwing coins in river for wishes is acceptable!

Tulasi vivaaha is superstitious but they have faith in christmas tree!

We do not oppose any religion. We want respect for our own religion and samskruti (culture)!

Finally, we pray God, touch feet of elders and share sweets to celebrate our new year whereas foreign cultures celebrate new year with alcohol!

(Translated what’s app message)

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Shri Ramakrushna kathamrut

Sri Sri Thakur’s Teaching from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

*Today’s Page: 141-142*
*Chapter 50: THE MASTER AND KESHAB*

*”It is extremely difficult to teach others. A man can teach only if God reveals Himself to him and gives the command.* Narada, Sukadeva, and sages like them had such a command from God, and Sankara had it too. *Unless you have a command from God, who will listen to your words?*

*”Don’t you know how easily the people of Calcutta get excited? The milk in the kettle puffs up and boils as long as the fire burns underneath. Take away the fuel and all becomes quiet. The people of Calcutta love sensations. You may see them digging a well at a certain place. They say they want water. But if they strike a stone they give up that place; they begin at another place. And there, perchance, they find sand; they give up the second place too. Next they begin at a third. And so it goes. *But it won’t do if a man only imagines that he has God’s command.*

*”God does reveal Himself to man and speak. Only then may one receive His command. How forceful are the words of such a teacher! They can move mountains. But mere lectures? People will listen to them for a few days and then forget them. They will never act upon mere words.*

“At Kamarpukur there is a small lake called the Haldarpukur. Certain people used to befoul its banks every day. Others who came there in the morning to bathe would abuse the offenders loudly. But next morning they would find the same thing. The nuisance didn’t stop. (All laugh.) The villagers finally informed the authorities about it. A constable was sent, who put up a notice on the bank which read: ‘Commit no nuisance.’ This stopped the miscreants at once. (All laugh.)

*”To teach others, one must have a badge of authority; otherwise teaching becomes a mockery. A man who is himself ignorant starts out to teach others-like the blind leading the blind! Instead of doing good, such teaching does harm.* After the realization of God one obtains an inner vision. Only then can one diagnose a person’s spiritual malady and give instruction.

*”Without the commission from God, a man becomes vain. He says to himself, ‘I am teaching people.’ This vanity comes from ignorance, for only an ignorant person feels that he is the doer.* A man verily becomes liberated in life if he feels: ‘God is the Doer. He alone is doing everything. I am doing nothing.’ *Man’s sufferings and worries spring only from his persistent thought that he is the doer.*

*”You people speak of doing good to the world. Is the world such a small thing? And who are you, pray, to do good to the world? First realize God, see Him by means of spiritual discipline. If He imparts power, then you can do good to others; otherwise not.”*

A BRAHMO DEVOTEE: “Then, sir, we must give up our activities until we realize God?”

MASTER: “No. Why should you? *You must engage in such activities as contemplation, singing His praises, and other daily devotions.”*

BRAHMO: “But what about our worldly duties-duties associated with our earning money, and so on?”

MASTER: *”Yes, you can perform them too, but only as much as you need for your livelihood.* At the same time, you must pray to God in solitude, with tears in your eyes, that you may be able to perform those duties in an unselfish manner. *You should say to Him: ‘O God, make my worldly duties fewer and fewer; otherwise, O Lord, I find that I forget Thee when I am involved in too many activities. I may think I am doing unselfish work, but it turns out to be selfish.’* People who carry to excess the giving of alms, or the distributing of food among the poor, fall victims to the desire of acquiring name and fame.

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Shri ramakrushna kathamrut

*Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna from The Gospel*

*Today’s random page— 397- 398*

*Chapter– The Master and His Injured Arm*

MASTER : ” *It is said in the scriptures that only those who have been charitable in their former births get money in this life. But to tell you the truth, this world is God’s maya. And there are many confusing things in this realm of maya. One cannot comprehend them*.

” The ways of God are inscrutable indeed. Bhishma lay on his bed of arrows. The Pandava brothers visited him in Krishna’s company. Presently Bhishma burst into tears. The Pandavas said to Krishna : ‘ Krishna, how amazing this is! Our grandsire Bhishma is one of the eight Vasus. Another man as wise as he is not to be found. Yet even he is bewildered by maya and weeps at death.’ ‘But’, said Krishna, ‘ Bhishna is not weeping on that account. You may ask him about it.’ When asked, Bhishma said : ‘ O Krishna, I am unable to understand anything of the ways of God. God Himself is the constant companion of the Pandavas, and still they have no end of trouble. That is why I weep. When I reflect on this, I realize that one cannot understand anything of God’s ways. ‘

” *God has revealed to me that only the Paramatman, whom the Vedas described as the Pure Soul, is as immutable as Mount Sumeru, unattached, and beyond pain and pleasure.There is much confusion in this world of His maya. One can by no means say that ‘this’ will come after ‘that’ or ‘this’ will produce ‘that* ‘.

SURENDRA: ( _smiling_) ” If by giving away money in a previous birth one gets wealth in this life, then we should all give away money now. ”

MASTER : ” *Those who have money should give it to the poor and needy.* ( _To Trailokya_) Jaygopal Sen is well-to-do. He should be charitable. That he is not so is to his discredit. There are some who are miserly even though they have money. There is no knowing who will enjoy their money afterwards.

“Jaygopal came here the other day.He drove over here in a carriage. The lamps were broken, the horse seemed to have been returned from the charnel-house, and the coachman looked as if he had just been discharged from the Medical College Hospital. And he brought me two rotten pomegranates! ( _All laugh_)

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Orlando disney vacation tips – Pranav Pandya

By Pranav pandya

here you go… The hotel you have booked is in a very happening area with lots of things to do and restaurants etc. We stayed in different hotel but very close by literally less than a mile away on the same main road which is 192 (West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway)…Things to do on that road nearby …
1. internationalhelitours.com You can do helicopter tour here … 5071 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746. Its on same road.
2. There are multiple Cici’s pizza on the same road within 5 minutes distance…All kids love pizza… You can have unlimited Pizza / Pasta / Salads / desserts buffet here 7.99 $ for adults and 4.99$ for kids between 3 – 10. Don’t pay adult fees even if your kids are over 10. They don’t check it. One advice – don’t buy drinks for everyone…its unlimited drinks anyways and their charges are not reasonable just for carbonated water.
3. 24 hours CVS Pharmacy is walking distance…just 0.4 miles…here you can pretty much get everything like D-Mart in India. You can buy water from here as well because you will absolutely hate Florida water…
4. There are so many Indian restaurants on the same road nearby… Clay Over Indian Cuisine (7696 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747), Ataj Indian restaurant (2901 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747), Punjab Indian restaurant (5489 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746), Taste of Punjab (4980 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746)…These are all located nearby on the same main road…
5. Most desis love falafel (vegetarian)…This is one of the best place for falafel on the same road very nearby if you want some change in lunch / dinner J King O Falafel (5045 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746)
6. There is a place called old town with kids rides and fun place on same road (5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746). Kids can have fun there if you have time.
7. There are 2 big indoor flea markets on the same road nearby…good for India shopping…super cheap stuff like dollar stores or even less… Visitors Market (5811 W Irlo Bronson Meml Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746) and Main Gate Flea Market
8. Apart from parks…Disney Springs is worth visiting…it’s free and lot of activities, fun, food etc with same Disney theme.

I am sure you must have done research on all Disney Parks and other stuff so no need for me to write in details but some pointers… these are the parks worth doing depending upon how many days you plan…
Magic Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
Epcot
Disney’s Hollywood Studio
Universal’s Island of adventure
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Waterpark
SeaWorld
Universal Studios Orlando

Honestly there is so much to do over there that it is impossible to do everything but above ones are the top most. All Disney tickets come with fast pass. You don’t need to pay extra for fast pass. What it does it you get to go in preferred fast pass line for many rides and skip the big general line without any if at all waiting time. The way Fast Pass works is you can plan your trip days 30 days in advance and once you buy tickets online and create your account with Disney…You decide which day you will visit which park and sign up for different rides fast pass online. I would advise you to decide days among your group and do the fast pass booking on the same day you buy tickets…or 30 days in advance depending upon how it lets you book it…fast pass slots are not unlimited and there are only particular numbers for fast pass for different rides for that particular day…the earlier you book your fast pass for different rides, the better chance you have to get fast pass….

Also they have magic band for sell…it’s like a wrist watch…you can buy one for your group (I think it’s 15$) what is does is every time you don’t need to take your ticket card out to scan it for fast pass…you can just scan that magic band in every rides for fast pass access.

Do not pay more to buy park hopper option tickets…it’s useless..there is absolutely no way you can do two parks in one day…

Your kids are quite old enough but I would advise you to rent a stroller. There will be at least 10-12 kilometers of walking every day in any park and they will get tired and exhausted…Single stroller is 15 $ and double stroller is 31$ per day but if you buy for multiple days…it gets cheaper…

Wherever in park they have professional photographers taking your picture…You do not need to take picture with your own camera…those professional ones with proper flash light are going to come out better than your own phone or camera pics…And Disney does have an option of 159 or 169 $ and get all the picture from your vacation i.e. multiple days from different parks…makes like a lot easy…

Also don’t depend on cell phone alone for pictures…bring proper camera…most likely your phone pics will be fine because Florida is a sunshine state but in evening, dark or cloudy …phone pics will suck big time.

Don’t be overambitious of finishing 4 parks in 4 days …. You and kids will get exhausted …I think park hours are from 9 am to 11 pm…and by the time you come back to your hotel room…it will be around midnight…there is absolutely no way that after a busy day you all can get up early in the morning and be in another park at 9 am next day…. We never reached any park before 12 noon…. We generally had proper lunch and then went to parks because by the time we were back to hotel room it was already too late for dinner outside…so we pretty much had food in park around 5-6 pm and then Taco Bell or something pick up on way back to hotel. Depending upon how many days you are planning..it is better to have 1-2 rest days in between different parks

If you were driving then I would have recommended either Daytona beach or Siesta Key beach (Siesta Key is number 1 beach in whole USA…even rated higher than California beaches)

Even if you have kitchen in your hotel but I highly doubt it that you guys will have any energy to cook after so much of activities every day. In park pretty much vegetarian options will be cheese pizza and French fries…so if you get tired of eating same stuff (I am not big on pizza…and I hate it if more than 1-2 days)….other option you can do is buy frozen food from Indian grocery store – Patel Brothers (1750 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32809) and microwave it and eat once you are back…or do take out order from any close by Indian restaurant and freeze it. The best thing is to go to park after lunch so that at least one time you have proper food and then dinner can be ok with anything.

You can also buy milk / sugar etc from close by CVS for kids milk and if you wanna make Indian tea in the morning…I know most of you will not like the tea / coffee they have in motels or anywhere else… If you guys are eating eggs then you can buy eggs and bread also from CVS…quick breakfast or if hungry at anytime

I think this is from top of my head..let me know if you want any specific info…