April 15, 2015

India’s Digital Superstar - Raising the bar


With so many reality shows cropping up day by day it’s hard for a struggling artist to actually make it to one fighting the daily odds. Viral Videos make people famous and reach out to an audience or a possible prospect who will hire them.

Calcutta Calling - Hotels in Kolkata Luxury and 5 Star


April, the official vacation month; here you are! Now I can plan my uber cool vacation. Yeah! #FeelingAwesome

April 14, 2015

5 reasons why I #CantWait4Zenfone2


In this era of technology, a new phone is launched every week. Beating specs of competitor’s or just keeping it simple silly looks to be the motto. Most of them are simply launched to beat competitors but when I checked out the video below, I was stunned with what I saw!

This marvelous shiny thing is the new dawn of technology. A masterpiece so brilliant its specs put others to shame and then it’s poised to be the No.1. The jaw dropping specs are the reason why I just #CantWait4Zenfone2

Available in Gold, White, Black, Red & Grey; the highly anticipated Zenfone 2 is going to create history. 
ASUS Zenfone 2 Image Source:PhoneArena.com

Wanna know more? Here’s my list of the top 5 reasons I just can’t wait to get my hands on this amazing phone:

1. Specs – With a stunning 5.5 inch FULL HD screen which weighs just 170g, the new Zenfone2 packs in an impressive 4GB RAM with Lollipop supported by a 2.3GHZ Intel ATOM Quad-Core Processor. Zenfone 2 is the world’s first Smartphone to have a 4GB RAM. There’s a 2GB RAM Model available for the price conscious too which packs in a 1.8GHZ Quad Core. It is amongst the thinnest candy bar phones with just 3.9mm in size.

2. Camera – The Zenfone series has been known for its amazing Pixel Master Camera and the special low light mode which gives amazing shots #SeeWhatOthersCantSee. So guess what the Zenfone 2 has in stock? Hold your breath - 13MP Rear with dual LED flash with PixelMaster 2.0 and a 5MP wide angle front cam for amazing selfies. Expect high-res pictures with zero-shutter lag. Here’s another quick video showing the Zenfone 2 Camera Prowess 

3. BoostMaster – This ones for those (like me) who are always in a rush to charge the phone. When we need a charger, we need it quick and then we need the phone to be charged quickly as well. And that’s where the ASUS BoostMaster comes into the play as our Batman. An ASUS exclusive technology, BoostMaster charges battery more quickly when compared to traditional devices. Talking of ASUS Zenfone 2, you can recharge upto 60% of battery in just 39 minutes!

4. ZEN UI – User Interface does actually play an important role and the new ZEN UI packs in more personalization, better usability, added security and more color themes to Zenfone 2. A few added features include ZenMotion, SnapView & Trend Micro Security.

5. SonicMaster – Quite self explanatory. SonicMaster Technology gives you a stunning sound experience so viewing videos/audio/gaming is gonna be extremely awesome in the new Zenfone 2. And last but not the least a 3000mAh battery, whew!

6. Wait, Do I still need a reason to own this revolutionary piece?



April 13, 2015

Fighting illiteracy – India’s Social Evil


As of 2011 census, India’s literacy rate stands just 1 point below distinction at 74% compared to the world literacy rate at 84%. With the largest illiterate population globally, India’s literacy rate is known to grow at a very sluggish rate. Thanks to the orthodox mentality and poverty that prevails in most of India; the opportunity to learn and carve a better future is robbed from the hands of many.

What is the impact like?

April 7, 2015

Spend a day out with cab service in New Mumbai


March has been such a bitch I tell you! The end-of-year has really got my nerves. At times I just felt like escaping out of the hectic situations by checking out the taxi service in mumbai. It would be so amazing if we could pause our lives and take a break. Nice and easy. Alas, that’s not possible.

April 6, 2015

The Birth of Togetherness


As I drove across town to reach office, I happened to see the impressive billboard ads for being - #together by Housing.com which had me reminisce a special bond. One that I will always cherish. My relationship with my in-laws had always been a formal one. Not good. Not bad. But just plain old, formal. Or maybe a bit ceremonial. I and my husband stayed in 1500 kilometers away from them for work and of course in a different city!

But things were meant to change. And like in a stereotypical Indian family, things change after the arrival of a new person. So things changed for us as well! The birth of our son bought the two families together and my in laws shifted in with us in order to help us raise our son. And evidently to help me out to pursue my career. Things were not so formal anymore. In fact they started to improve. We had lighter moments together enjoying my son’s pranks and nurturing him together. The newly found bond that tied us together was my son.

It was a usual day for them. But not for me. I was disturbed due to some conflict at my office. Bad day at office! And I am absolutely touchy about it. I was trying to hide my anger and frustration at home but somehow, my voice gave in. They could sense resentment. I tried to be all quiet and to hide myself in some corner of the house so the volcano inside me won’t explode in front of them. But it exploded on my husband instead.

But I must say I am lucky to have an understanding family who keep forgiving all my mistakes. And my husband didn’t take that personally and tried to talk. But then again, I went into this silence wherein I just didn’t want to talk about what happened at office. We had to go for my son’s friend’s birthday party the next day and my husband reminded me that I was the one who had to decide on the gift and buy it. This was a perfect opportunity to escape home for some time and spend some ME TIME...well me time which I was actually planning to spend cursing my office. As I was about to step out of the house when my mother-in-law volunteered to join me. This was a shock. She is the kind of a person who doesn’t like to move out of the house a lot. And never has she ever come out with me to any place. Well, I couldn’t say no to her. So I just smiled vaguely and asked her to come along. But yes, I was secretly disappointed. I just wanted to be alone.

 As we walked towards the nearby toy store, which is around ten minutes away from my house by walk, she started to talk. But there was something different about her today. She spoke like a little girl. Excited to share her stories. She told me about how when she was a young woman she went out to watch a movie with her sister and how she found her father in law was waiting for her outside the theatre.

Without a thought, she mingled into the crowd and disappeared. She didn’t want to be escorted home like that. She wanted some freedom. There were so many things she shared from her childhood that day. How a snake slithered inside her frock when she was eight years old and she could feel something cold moving on her back and how she shrieked and jumped as the snake fell down and disappeared. She kept talking, excited and happy. And I was mesmerized to see her this way. I had never known this part of hers. She was a little girl at that moment with me.

All this was such a unique experience that I completely forgot about what happened at my office. That day, I developed a special bond with her.  I still don’t understand what made her come out with me and open up like that. She never asked me what was wrong or if something happened at office. And still, with whatever she shared, all the anger I had, disappeared.

I will always remember that day as a sweet memory with her. She not only made me smile, but also laugh out aloud with her stories, when I least expected that to happen! And this was indeed the birth of our ‘Togetherness’

Care your loved ones - Image Source- Sweden.se

April 5, 2015

An Envelope of Love, dear sibling


An Envelope of Love, dear sibling

Hide… hide… they will see us …get down… hide behind that wall…”

March 29, 2015

Invisible for a day


Invisibility has long been fantasized by almost all of us. Every one of us has watched the movies that have fictionalized the invisibility concept and Shekhar Kapoor pioneered that in Indian cinema with Mr. India and we have been beguiled by superheroes since our childhood. I, being very specific in this sentence, have been very fascinated by superheroes. From A like Aqua girl to Z like Zatana, superpowers and superhuman features have always been a prerequisite for my kind of hero. And this isn’t blowing it right out of measurable proportions. Every girl has been at one stage enchanted by the likes of Wonder Woman and Hawk girl and every boy has donned underwear over his regular pants trying to imitate Batman, Superman or Wolverine. It’s always been one big dream for all of us to be one of those outside-underwear, long pants, spandex tights wearing people. Take a minute and think what would you do if you were to go invisible? This makes us realize that there is so much we want to do, there is so less we would think of doing. In the world all the things that we can see and touch has certain attributes, so some are valued more and some less. Nobody has ever been invisible except ghosts, but if I could be invisible, I would try to make this world a better place to live in.

March 21, 2015

Cinderella – 2015 Movie Review


Do you believe in Magic?
Disney Cinderella Move Preview

Well if you ask me – I do.

March 14, 2015

The Essence of Change


I did find my abode of serenity but alas fate had other plans. Things changed when I read my first offer letter, relocating me to Pune, Maharashtra.

I was shocked. I had never lived alone, never in my life! Nor did my parents ever send me out to overnight picnics. I had zero experience of living alone, leave alone cooking! I just knew maggi, egg omelets & boiling water for tea and this was a completely new landscape.

Everyone touted me as leader, when I was never meant to be. I had always failed in one. Never had my team completed the tasks assigned. And here I was handed a task to lead myself and bring the biggest change in my life. How? Nothing would happen by snapping fingers!

 New place, new people, new climate, an employment opportunity, my pathway to the start of an enlightening career, my stepping stone in the corporate life, was I supposed to say NO?
So confused - Image Source : PixShark.com

And then I turned around to see the humble face I had seen from the last 21 years, my first crush, my father. He smiled with glee, knowing that his little fairy had grown up and was about to set free. He said “YES”.

I didn’t get it initially, what was he saying yes to? He explained Life isn’t a nimble game and motivated me to take the step ahead and explore the “LEADER” in me.

Things then took a quick turn, I was in a new city and it made my heart burn. Slow and steady I caught the pace and got into the employed race. A new house in a quaint locality greeted me with 2 other women as roomies. I found it odd to live in with 2 strangers sharing toiletries and food. I almost lost my voice to my silent and observant self. And then the daily family phone calls made me more nervous and sad. I looked at myself in the mirror daily, and one day I noticed a change.

I was a woman, all of 21. Looking more confident than I ever was. What had changed? Maybe me :) I realized it was 2 months since I had moved in and all the while, I slowly steadily accepted the situations. It took me 2 months to understand that Yes, I can lead. My home away from home taught me to be humble, my efficient cook taught me to be amiable, money crunches taught me to be careful and spend only what’s left after saving and last but not the least my dear father taught me to – believe in myself.

How did you bring in the essence of change in your life? – Here’s where you can find it - https://housing.com/

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