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Seva Call is Honored to Be an NVTC Hot Ticket Nominee!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Seva Call is Once Again Honored to Be an NVTC ‘Hot Ticket’ Nominee! - Seva Call

Stop the tweeting – and relax your thumbs for a second! The Northern Virginia technology Council has nominated Seva Call for their Hot Ticket Awards for the second straight year. That makes us sort of a big deal (twice). We’re honored to be a Hot Ticket nominee again!

Once again, the fine people at NVTC want to recognize Seva Call as a regional technology company with “great vision, the ability to implement and deliver, innovative management approach or star-quality charisma.”

Seva Call is equally honored to share this nomination with such distinguished regional entrepreneurs as Social Tables, 9Lenses, and iCore.

“We’re ecstatic that we have kept up our trend of being a hot company in the DMV,” says Seva Call President Manpreet Singh. Seva Man was much less articulate.

“Alright, alright, alright,” he exclaimed in his best McConaissance impersonation.

Having one nomination for such an award is special, but two?! Now it’s time to go for a three-peat! Keep up on our 2015 Hot Ticket nomination run, and use our Hot Ticket nomination-worthy service here.

Bad Summer Moments: TalkLocal Can Help

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Written by Steven D’Adamo

It’s the summer, you’ll be working, you’ll find time to relax, it’ll be nice…until something ridiculously uncalled for occurs. That’s where TalkLocal can help. Here are a few examples of potential bad summer moments (which we hope never happen to you):

Fruit punch all over the floor: And the cream colored carpet is completely stained. You try to save it by dabbing at it, but no use, and you swear it looks even worse. Carpet repair is one of the many services that TalkLocal can help get for you.

Air conditioning stops working during the hottest day:  Wow. That would absolutely suck. Just imagining the stickiness in the air and the inability to move without needing a fan or water makes me want winter back. Luckily, if this happens, you can request an immediate A/C repairman from TalkLocal. We will take your specifics (time, place, A/C info) and connect you to the best fitting company to fix your problem. This will take 90 seconds of your time and the company will send someone to give you back your cool air.

Window breaks: Help! All the mosquitos are coming in! The worst is when you wake up in the morning and find a giant mosquito bite right on your face. Ugh! Let’s prevent this and connect you to a window repair company via TalkLocal.

Hurt your back: Guess you shouldn’t have dove into the pool with the kids! But it’s nothing a little massage therapy can’t help. With different therapists of different hours, submit your specific schedule into TalkLocal’s form and we’ll get you set up and fixed quickly.

TalkLocal understands how crazy life can get and while we hope you remain lucky over the summer, we will be here for you when times get rough.

Summer How-To: How to Brighten Up a Room

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Many of us are not able to leave the house and vacation in the tropical islands of the Maldives over the summer, but that doesn’t mean our home has to feel like a dark box trapping us May through August. With help from a few tools, or even a handyman if you are unable to find the time to do so yourself, here’s how to brighten up a room for the summer:

Walls: Go for light colors, such as white or an off-white shade. If you don’t feel like painting all the walls white, you can definitely opt to paint one wall as an “accent wall”. If the room has big windows, this can help reflect the natural light when it enters the room, brightening the entire room.

Decor: To contrast the white walls, go for a pop of color with your decor. Colorful vases, coasters, or trinkets set around the room can make the room feel brighter and even happier.  You can decide to take the neon route (neon greens, blues, pinks) or traditional bright colors (teal, cyan, magenta, etc). For your windows, keep it simple with white blinds and if you want curtains, minimize and emphasize the natural light.

Furniture: The style of furniture in your newly brightened room is pretty flexible. Some may want a more beachy feel, going for wicker style chairs and wood colors with white accents. Some may want to continue with the color scheme of the decor and choose colored sofas and pillows. (Tip: To not only brighten your room but make it seem larger, aim for furniture with a minimalist silhouette and/or low sitting profiles.)

Remember that you are not alone in this process, TalkLocal is here to help you find a handyman, painter, or window replacement company at a moment’s notice!

Seva Call Arrives in Arlington

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Seva Call Arrives in Arlington - Seva Call

We are now welcoming our 7th Texas city into the Seva Call network, and it just so happens to be the 7th most populated city in Texas: Arlington. Arlington is unique, like any city, having its own infamous landmarks and a certain culture to call its own.

For Arlington, there is the original Six Flags, aka Six Flags Over Texas.  The city also boasts its unprecedented bowling culture, being home to the International Bowling Hall of Fame, the United States Bowling Congress (how cool is that?), and the International Bowling Museum.  Seva Call is excited to explore this incredible city, and most importantly, is excited to help accommodate the many people living in Arlington.

What Seva Call Does for Arlington

If you don’t already know, Seva Call is a company that helps ease the process of finding a service such as a plumber, handyman, or even massage therapist.  We know that in order to find a service that you rarely have to use, you probably Google some keywords and make sure a company is credible based off of ratings.  Then, you need to call and schedule appointments, and this could take some time and get frustrating. By shortening the process for you with our own algorithm, Seva Call enables you to be matched with a specific service provider that fits your schedule and needs.  To see how it all works, you can check out this short video.

You’ll find that in just 90 seconds, you will receive a phone call from Seva Call connecting you to just one service provider on the other line.  Chances are, this company we connect you to is the one you end up working with, and all you had to do was fill in a simple request form!

Arlington, we are ready to help you save a call, with Seva Call.

Joining the Festivities in El Paso

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Joining the Festivities in El Paso - Seva Call

El Paso is our fifth stop on our Texas tour. Laying just on the edge of the Rio Grande, El Paso natives are not about to let a little occasional flooding stop them from enjoying all that El Paso has to offer.

Never a Dull Day in El Paso!

El Paso hosts quite a few annual festivals for music, arts, and film. There’s the Neon Desert Music Festival, Texas Showdown Festival, Plaza Classic Film Festival, Sun City Music Festival, and the El Paso Downtown Street Festival.

Of course, you want to be able to hit up all these amazing events, but occasionally annoying service repair jobs get in the way. You’ve gotta fix up your car, repair that cracked window pane on the second floor, or rewire your basement lights.

The last thing you want to do is miss the single day of Neon Desert Music Festival to fix these problems! You want to get it done and you want to get it done fast.

Get the Help You Need, When You Need It

Well, Seva Call is the fastest, easiest way to get connected to a local service professional to do the job for you. Check out this quick video to see just what we do.

Seva Call works like this: When you go online to, we’ll ask you to put in a few simple details about your service job, your location, and your availability. We will take this information and find the most compatible service professional in your area. Then, we will put you directly on the phone with them. It takes just 90 seconds and saves you from searching online and staying on the phone with unreliable companies.

We will only connect you to the best professionals who we review based on a variety of quality metrics. We won’t reveal any contact information to these companies in order to protect you from telemarketers and spam.

So, El Paso? How does that sound? Ready to start the party with Seva Call?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Now, kiss me! I’m ________!

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Written by Dallea CaldwellHappy St. Patrick's Day! Now, kiss me! I’m ________! - Seva Call

American-Irish dual citizen with the first name Seamus, the last name McKierman, and the middle name Eion refuses to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. McKierman, whose father founded the Irish American Cultural Institute, views the Americanized holiday as “a celebration of cartoonish symbols of Irish culture”.

Granted, he’s blatantly correct. In fact, St, Patrick himself would have found the celebration appalling.

Green is Beautiful

Yet, in defense of an often debaucherous and silly past-time, there’s also something beautiful and admirable at work here- something that if emulated, could really bring people together.

St. Patrick’s day is a day when there is no creed but luck, no class but sainthood, and no color but green. And, of course, no matter where we come from individually… together, just this once, we’re all Irish.

We’re Irish because of the contributions Irish people and culture have made to American culture and history. List Charles Carroll,  Andrew Jackson, and Ronald Reagan to name a few American heroes of Irish descent. And, sure, we  revel in stereotypes- but, in the good-natured way a family may tease its gregarious uncle or the way self-deprecating humor makes us like ourselves even more somehow.

Giddy With Pride

At bottom, St. Patrick’s day, for all is buffoonery, is really about reaffirming the forgotten heritage of so many Americans whose immigrant forefathers sacrificed their language and culture to gain full and equal citizenship in a country which once maligned them. It’s also about acknowledging the powerful influence that culture has had on every American’s life.

We’re proud, finally, because the days when Irish immigrants were a stigmatized second class have long ended, granting us the freedom to be proud of the Irish blood that runs quietly through many of our veins and inconspicuously through what it means to be American. We’re loud because the elation inherent in the new-found freedom to be yourself tends to do that to people.

Kiss Me, I’m Irish

Imagine waking up for the first time to a world where you can say “Kiss me, this is who I am” and be received, for the first time, with high-fives and air kisses, let alone open arms. Imagine waking up to a world where that’s everyone’s new normal.

“Kiss Me, I’m Irish!” “Kiss me, I’m Muslim!” “Kiss me, I’m Punjabi!” “Kiss me, I’m Asian!” “Kiss me, I’m Black!”

Seva Call wishes you a Happy St. Patty’s Day and hopes you get big, fat kisses just the way you are!

Hitting Up Dallas-Fort Worth!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Well, Seva Man’s great tour of Texas is rolling along, and he’s downright giddy about the next stop on his tour of the Lone Star State: Dallas and Fort Worth are the third stops on our Texas Tour, and it looks like we came around at a great time!

We can’t thank only Dallas and Fort Worth for the wonderful hospitality. There are a handful of other wonderful cities in the Texan metropolitan area that Seva Man is also excited to visit.




Seva Man is now pleased to announce that Seva Call is now available to service all of these locations. You can catch a glimpse of what Seva Call is all about with this quick video.

When looking for local service professionals, Dallas locals can check out Seva Call, a free service that finds that plumber, roofer, or handyman and puts you directly on the phone with them.

If you give us the basic details about your service job, your location, and available times, Seva Call will take this information and find the most compatible service professional to do the job.

No more searching online. No more calling companies only to be told they can’t do the job or don’t service your area. We use a variety of quality assurance metrics to locate the best man or woman for the job. We keep your contact information private, and if you’re unhappy with the professional we find for you, we’ll gladly connect you with a second or third option so that you can compare and choose the best fit for you.

So, Dallas, next time you’re in trouble and its keeping you from the best state fair in the U.S., give us a call or go online to

Techtify: 5 Apps to Boost Productivity

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Written by Dallea Caldwell

Scarlett Johansson could probably prescreen and ghostwrite your email correspondence, read your text messages aloud, and organize your life’s work into a marketable anthology. But, you can’t afford “Her”.

Nor can your social life afford the still-taboo choice to make Siri your next wedding date. Still, the technology you hold in the palm of your hand can actually make a big impact on your ability to handle your many competing responsibilities.

Here are 5 of the Best Apps to Boost Productivity

Techtify: 5 Apps to Boost Productivity - Seva Call

Any.Do: Here’s one app designed to help you take on your to-do list one day at a time. Begin each day by deciding which tasks to complete, defer, or delegate with Any.Do.Moment while seeing what’s already on your itinerary for the day with Any.Do.Cal.

Sociidot: Do you find yourself clearing a to-do list when you really want to build and legacy and leave your mark? Sociidot sets itself apart by recognizing the difference. This app lets you set long-term goals and break them into smaller achievable chunks- just like they taught you in middle school. Need a little direction? Sociidot offers expert “Roadmaps” for $1.99-$5.99.

RescueTime: Do you look up exhausted at the end of the day and realize you’ve accomplished nothing? Rescuetime runs in the background and monitors your computer use so you can discover exactly which website is responsible for the epic time-suck. Then, you can block or limit allowable time spent on those wasteful websites to help keep you on track.

Carrot: Ever wish you could hire your high-school gym teacher to push and insult you into the most productive shape of your life? Then Carrot is your new best friend/worst enemy. The app is designed to entertame you into submission through annoying and persistent alerts or even public shaming “Would you to confess your laziness to all your social media friends?”. But, it’s not all stick. Completing tasks earns you points that can be applied to rewards like jokes and stories.

Focus@Will: Bandwidth can expand your attention span. That’s why the people behind Focus@Will teamed up with neuroscientists at UCLA to build the most effective motivational, yet non-distracting musical playlist. Its website claims to boost attention span by 400%.

Boost Your Productivity!

So, sure… the actual drudgery of accomplishing goals is nowhere near as satisfying as binding on Netflix and Skittles. But, doing something today that your future self will thank you for is far more fulfilling.

And… if finding a local service provider (like an accountant, car-repairman, or HVAC pro) is on your to-do list, then check it off your list with Seva Call ( The virtual concierge takes you from search for to conversing with a top-rated local pro who matches your needs and schedule in about 90 seconds.

Houston, Seva Call has Landed!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Heeeeeeelllllllloooooooo, Houston!

Seva Man is taking his first ever Texas Tour. During the next few weeks, Seva Man will be hitting up thirteen lucky cities in the state where everything’s bigger and better. From San Antonio to Dallas, from Lubbock to Corpus Christi, it’s a cross-state road trip to share the word about Seva Call.

First stop: you guessed it, Houston!

There are a lot of cool things about Houston. Like the fact that its home to Mission Control for NASA. (Hence the ever famous line “Houston, we have liftoff”). It’s also the 4th largest city in the U.S (because everything really is bigger in Texas) and has one of the most beautiful skylines Seva Man has ever had the opportunity to fly over.

Well, Houston, Seva Call has just landed in Texas, and we’re getting bigger and better everyday.

Check out this video to see who we are and what we do.

When looking for one of over 13,200 service professionals in Houston, you want to find the right company the first time. Seva Call’s innovative algorithm aggregates social media popularity, online reviews, and call ratings; calculates the results, and plucks out the best service companies in the Houston area.

When you go to and put in the details of your service request, we will connect you with these top-rated professionals to do the job when and where you want it done. It’s a completely free service to you, and we will connect you using a specialized phone line to protect your contact information from spammers and telemarketers.

Seva Call is THE mission control for local service professionals. You can trust us for safe take-off starting off any new project.

Never a Slow Day in San Antonio

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Well, it’s officially our first stop on Seva Call’s Texas Tour, and so Seva Man has been chillin’ in San Antonio.

Actually, he hasn’t been chillin’ at all. There’s so much to do! So much to see! The culture, the arts, the restaurants, the sight-seeing. Seva Man hasn’t had a chance to rest his feet.

There are over 200 awe-inspiring attractions to keep you entertained. You can take a stroll along the beautiful River Walk, visit a truckload of art museums including the San Antonio Art Museum and the McNay Art Museum, or check out a host of traditional and annual events including a huge Cinco de Mayo celebration, the Texas Folklife Festival and the Fiesta de la Luminarias.

When Life has You Too Busy…

As residents of this amazing city, you barely have time to do everything San Antonio has to offer to begin with. But, when there’s a kink in your plans, the last thing you want to do is spend hours online and on the phone searching for a service professional to do the job when you want.

That’s where Seva Call comes in handy.

When a car tire goes flat, or your sink springs a leak, you no longer have to spend time searching for a reliable service professional. Seva Call will do the searching for you. See how with this quick video.

Seva Call will use a variety of consumer quality metrics to find the most reliable service professionals based on the needs of your job, your location, and your availability. After we gather all the data and find the right local professional for the job, we will put you directly on the phone with them and monitor the call for tip-top quality. We also always promise to protect your contact information from spammers and telemarketers.

So, San Antonio, got a busy week ahead of you? Take 10 seconds to check out Seva Call, and we’ll find you a professional in 90 seconds.