March 3, 2015

Let's Cricket

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This blog post is a part of #BloggerDreamTeam and is written under the theme: TRAVEL – What are the great cricket holiday destinations?

CRICKET CRICKET CRICKET!

Everywhere you look these days; there is only one word on everyone’s lips, Cricket. Thanks to #ICCWorldCup2015, fans all over the planet are going crazy with excitement about who the next winner will be (I hope the ‘#WeWontGiveItBack’ motto works. Go, India Go!)

While everyone is going absolutely nuts about this sport, did you know there are a few destinations which are divine and just right to visit anytime in the year? Especially, if you’re a downright cricket lover! Cricket + Picturesque, hmmm what could it be?
Stop guessing, here’s a sneak peak :) !

#Cricketesque

LONDON, England:
Yes. London definitely tops the list. Vacation at this divine destination and watch BigBen, cultural galleries, witness musicals amongst the beautiful heritage country art and beautiful sceneries. Very less people know that London is also famous for mouthwatering food. Any Harry Potter fans here? You can also visit the place where your favorite movie was shot! And, hey, who can forget the James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall’, huh? *wink*
I will not forget the shopaholic girls like ever. For the shopping lovers, London brings to you a variety of shopping streets. From King’s Road to Oxford Street to Tottenham Road. They have it all and in a cheap range as well. And for those who are brand conscious, Oxford Street will be just fine! And in case you want a bit of street chic in your wardrobe, Tottenham is just a block away.

Now moving to the cricket attraction! For our cricket fans, it has Kia Oval stadium which hosts a lot of cricket matches throughout the year. There are a lot of hotels around so lodgings won’t be a problem. Visit London when a match is on and you can enjoy a good long vacation there.

MELBOURNE, Australia:
When you think about Melbourne you imagine a big city with lots of traffic, a port with yachts and ships and lots of scenic places to visit. Well, that’s Melbourne for you!
When you visit Melbourne, make sure you go to Federation Square. It is a big place and a one stop destination for all. Food, games, shopping, fun, entertainment et al. You name it and this place will give you an array of places to stop by. And if you want to get away from crowd and the noise then hire a car and go on a long drive over Mornington peninsula and enjoy the different wines in world famous wineries. And once you’re done enjoying the view, drop by the Melbourne Cricket Ground and enjoy a good match of cricket. If you’ve planned your trip during the world cup matches, you will never regret this decision!

There is no end to the options you can enjoy so sit back and treat yourself with the air of Melbourne.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa:
Cape Town is another coastal place to visit when you want to freshen up and experience a brand new feeling of freedom. From boulder’s beach to table mountain to two ocean aquarium, you can choose any location and be ready to be blown out of your mind. Fancy some underwater life? Visit the two oceans aquarium located at the meeting point of Atlantic and Indian Ocean and check out the colourful life of the oceans. And if you are a daredevil then you can try out the cliff at Cape of Good Hope. It will sure have your blood turn into a stream of adrenaline. Swim with the seals at Seal Islands or learn about the ways of the South Africans at the National gallery. It’s a whole new world out there so don’t be scared of exploring!

The ones who are visiting the place for cricket can feast their eyes over a good match at Newlands stadium and don’t forget to cheer for India!

Awesome isn’t it?
Well the list does make me add the above locations to my travel #BucketList!

Not interested in cricket but have partners/spouse/friends going aboard for the match? Hop on and enjoy the local sightseeing. After all, visiting a new place is always a wonderful experience.

Onomatopoeically,
Meow

February 22, 2015

Axis Bank Mobile App - Mobile Banking

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Axis Acquantaince
 Making the Axis Acquaintance


Self explanatory picture isn’t it? Axis Bank invited bloggers to be a part of the demo of their all new Axis Mobile Banking App and believe me, going there was a decision I will never regret!

February 17, 2015

Befikar Umar Bhar - A carefree Life

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Befikar Umar Bhar - A carefree Life

What is life if full of care? We have no time to stand and stare!

Intriguing quote isn’t it?

I came across the below ad on tv the other day:







And I was wondering, what are the top 5 things in #BucketList I would surely do if I was #BefikarUmarBhar?

February 14, 2015

Pairup your phone this valentine with STK Accessories

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Valentine's Day is on its way, still puzzled what to pick?  This year,
skip the jewel and go gizmo route with STK Accessories. Here is a list
of innovative tech gift ideas @STK that you can choose from.

February 10, 2015

A love of rhythms & blues…

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“HEY! Yeah, I am coming right away. No. I want them blue. He loves blue!” I stuffed the phone into my bag and fished for my house keys. I ran across the hall checking myself for the last time in the mirror. Blue Levis check, tank top check, cover shrug check and peep-toes check. Perfect! I run out of my house and drive off towards the mall, thinking how Zain must’ve reacted to the gift.

February 7, 2015

#SoloHoneymoon, Yes Please

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There are many travelers who claim that traveling alone is the best way to see the world, and I’m one of them. I want to experience the world without the influence of a friend or partner’s tastes, prejudices, or preferences. When you’re with a companion, it’s easy to focus on that person and forget about meeting other travelers. Traveling alone, you’re more likely to be on a voyage of self-discovery. Solo travel is the ideal opportunity to try something new. It can be delightfully self-indulgent.

February 2, 2015

Ramayana - The Game of Life : The Shattered Dreams - Review

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Book: Ramayana - The Game of Life : The Shattered Dreams
Series: The Game of Life
Author: Shubha Vilas
Publisher: Jaico
Genre: Mythological/Self Help
Level (Easy/Medium/Hard): Easy
Price (as printed): 395 INR

The second installment of The Game of Life trilogy; the book stands out with the way it links our day-to-day life situations with the story of Ramayana.
 
Ramayana - Shattered Dreams - By Shubha Vilas


Summary:
The book picks up from where it ended, Ram and Sita’s blissful wedding. Though a slow start, the story grips on as you progress. Day to Day situations are blended with the story from the book making the reader ponder over their own self/behavior. I rate this book a 3/5 for the different style of write-up and linking.

February 1, 2015

LIFE: Ain’t nobody got TIME for that

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LIFE: Ain’t nobody got TIME for that

Every one of us has a wish list. It maybe  wishing for a fountain of chocolates as a child or wishing for company when aged. But in today’s life full of mad rush, we seldom have time for our heart’s desires. We are lost somewhere in life, juggling between work and family (or just behave like lazy stuck up idiots who find no time off their phones and beyond the four walls of their homes. Harsh truth, people.) Given a chance to do something right now, I would do these:

Journey from ‘OR’ to ‘AND’ #UseYourAnd

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Journey from ‘OR’ to ‘AND’

For most part of my life, I lived in a cocooned safety net weaved around me by my parents. No hostels, no late night parties, no night outs at friends place, and no solo travelling except for the daily predictable route of school, college or office.

January 31, 2015

Things that define me as a woman #UseYourAnd

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Things that define ‘ME’

I am a mountaineering enthusiast and a seasonal swimmer. I love to engulf myself in the arms of adventure every now and then. I am a traveler and an amateur teacher. All these varying roles give me an opportunity to delve deep into the various dimensions of life.