My Family My Pride

Growing up we always look up for inspiration. Without inspiration there wont be any aspiration. And without aspiration there wont be any success. From a kids perspective, world is a very small circle called family  and inspiration should come from it. Same thing happened with me and I AM WHAT I AM NOW all because of my family. They inspired me and helped me to aspire and achieve success.

As famous poet Maya Angelou says “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” We only look at the success of others but not the path and acts they took to get there. I got inspired by looking at the path and acts which made my parents successful. And all credits should go to them for guiding and encouraging me to grow into a better, more self-reliant person.

Let me turn the clock back as its time for a flashback 🙂

I have been an introvert and shy from my childhood. So most of the time I used to spend my time alone playing with handheld video games. Due to its addiction my dad bought me a computer at a tender age of 11 ( Time has changed and now even toddlers use computer but for a 80’s kid like me that was huge at that time). All the neighboring kids would be playing cricket in ground and I would be playing minesweeper and pinball. Then came the craze of age of empires. I used to sit day and night to clear levels and complete missions in it. They enrolled me to a computer class in a nearby academy. Owing to my increased addiction to my PC, they even bought a dial up connection. At first I used it to play online flash games and stuff. But then I started learning many things from the internet. I learned hacking, made my own websites using yahoo Geo services, started blogging and all of this before I even started college. I even earned some money online during those days. They backed up me up in all things and it led me choose a career in computer science engineering.

My dad also used to bring English movie DVD’s for us to watch. It helped me and my sis to get a good grasp in English from a very young age. They also enrolled us in Hindi classes after school as extra  curricular activities. When I got my first job, they asked to attend the training in Mumbai. If my parents dint enroll me during my childhood days, I would have lacked the confidence to say YES during the interview and wouldn’t have got the job in the first place.

By doing the above stated things my Dad a self made man himself, guided and encouraged me to grow into a better and independent individual.

Take a look at this beautiful ad film made for HDFC Life !!

Disclaimer: This post is part of #MyfamilyMypride Happy Hours prompt for HDFC Life Insurance on Indiblogger !!

Upgrade Your CAR Quikr

We always want the bigger and better things in life. Same applies for vehicles such as Cars too. People with Hatchbacks long for a sedan and people with sedan long for a SUV and it goes on and on. I too have a Hatchback car which we have been using it for past seven years. I learnt driving car using it. Its time to buy a bigger and spacious sedan from a reputed brand.

So here is what I did !!

I unlocked my android smartphone.  Went to Google Play store and downloaded the super cool Quikr NXT app.
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As I wanted to get a car, I choose the option CARS and Bikes in below home screen.

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The search resulted in so many cars. As I was specifically looking for a sedan model, I applied the same in filter. The filter also lets us choose specific brands and our budget etc.

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After some research I ended up liking the Audi A6 model. The QUIKR NXT offers instant chat/SMS/ call option to reach the seller.

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I left a chat asking for the final price for a negotiation. We Indians do love Bargaining 😛 !!

Then I had to sell my own old Hatchback car, which has been a good companion all throughout. So I clicked on the POST FREE AD option in QUIKR NXT.

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All I had to do was Post few pictures of my awesome car along with detailed description and my contact details.

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It is that simple. If someone likes my car, I will get a ping/SMS/ Call.

Upgrading to a new car has never been easier. All thanks to QUIKR NXT for the amazing initiative here that too all free of cost.

You can even use their website http://www.quikr.com/which is equally easier and smoother for similar functions.

Things to remember while Upgrading for a Car in QUIKR:

  • Keep your number private, so you can stay away from fake and spam calls.
  • Verify all the details and confirm its accuracy before buying
  • For easier on the go access, download the app. Its available in windows, apple and Google play store.
  • Sell your old car yourself using QUIKR NXT and save on the agent fee/ broker fee.
  • Keep all the documents handy.
  • Don’t expect it to get sold at an instant. Take time to consider a particular deal before taking it up. This will yield best deal for you.
  • Never buy anything without bargaining,With bargain you will end up with lucrative discounts on the original prices stated by sellers.
  • Always take along a qualified mechanic or a friend who is an expert when you go to inspect the car for the very first time.
  • Test drive before buying is mandatory as we are dealing with a used car here. It will make you feel comfortable, help make the decision faster.
  • Use only QUIKR NXT as its the most cost effective, user friendly and hassle free solution available .

Disclaimer: This post is part of Get a better Car with Quikr NXT! happy hour prompt on Indiblogger.

Holi – Shop & Save

Festivals offer time for family, relatives and friends to get together, share sweets, gifts and enjoy. Holi the festival of colors is just two weeks away and I am yet complete my colorful shopping. I have lot of things to shop which includes apparels for family and gifts for family, relatives and close friends.

Being a lazy bum, I have embraced online shopping with both hands just like everyone else in the world. Online shopping in India has grown leaps and bounds over the last few years. There are so much options to buy something, as same product is offered by multiple sites. I have been shopping online since 2009. And over the years I have visited various sites, but the ones that stand out among the rest are

  • Flipkart
  • Ebay
  • Amazon
  • Jabong
  • Myntra

These shopping portals offers various coupons and deals to beat out the competition. Before shopping I wanted to check the best offers and deals available in these sites to prioritize and buy the best deal possible for my budget.

Upon searching in Google I came across a site named 27coupons.com, which seem to contain all such deals and offers from various site in one place. I was amazed to see everything at a single place. I immediately bookmarked it. I thought to myself “This is the perfect site which everyone should check before getting into online shopping”.

The site had various options to get the perfect deal for me. It has separate tabs to choose coupons,bank related offers, deals and category wise option. The one option which was exciting for me was they had store wise tab in it. It lets me choose my favorite online store and lists all the offers and deals applicable for that site.store

As I was looking to shop for apparels first, I checked both Amazon and Flipkart offer page.  amaz

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As flipkart seems to offer more, I choose flipkart as my shopping destination for apparels. After bulking up the shopping cart with apparels I paid using credit card after getting some good savings.

Its time to shift from apparel shopping to gifts. As I was thinking to get a couples watch for my parents and few good reads for my bookworm sister, I searched for similar offers in 27coupons. It showed some bunch of offers, but the stand out was flipkart again with massive discounts on both books and watches.

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So I returned to flipkart to complete my Holi shopping. All thanks to 27coupons for giving me huge savings !!

As I was busy shopping, I dint look much deep into the 27coupons site. After completing shopping, I returned to check on 27coupons.com. I was highly surprised to see them having a reward section too. After providing visitors with best deals and offers they are also rewarding them with points on registration and  on sharing coupons. These reward points after accumulation can be en-cashed directly into your bank accounts.

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27coupons.com came into being on July 1, 2011 and is a part of Diffion Consulting, Bhubaneswar, India  !!

Why waiting ? Register and start Saving instantly !!

Disclaimer: This post is part of Holi Blogging Contest organized by 27coupons on the eve of Holi !!

Gentlemen’s Game to Stylish Men’s Game

Years ago Cricket was labelled as the gentleman’s game, may be it was right because at that time glamour and cricket were like opposite poles. Over the time, playing technique as well as the trends kept changing. Nowadays cricket is no more just a gentleman’s game but it has become more stylish and glamorous one. With the changing mindset, players also start engaging in off the field activities which offers monetary benefits such as signing for TV commercials, brand ambassadors etc. So, the game as well as the players got more trendy and stylish.

From flaunting flat abs to changing cool hair styles, fashion has evolved leaps and bounds in cricket. Gone are the days when cricketers dint care about their external appearance. Now everyone carries a personal grooming assistant along with them. Owing to the world wide exposure through media & social media, they have become more and more fashion conscious.

In the race to stay fit and healthy to knock the doors for national team selections more than 90% of cricketers focus on diets and hit the gym to get a Greek god physique.

Take a look at Aussies sporting 8 and 6 packs during training !!

When most men think facial hairs are too much to handle, some cricketers are going to an extent to make styles out of it which might take half a day to emulate it.

Take a look at Dilshan for example

When we think about West indies, automatically it makes us wonder about their flair in batting and on field persona. Nowadays its all about their dancing abilities and super cool hair styles.

Lets take the spinner Narine and Pollard for example.

With the emergence of social media and growth of selfie craze, cricketers have also become more fashion conscious.

If you go through the Instagram account of these players, you can catch a glimpse of the fashion freak inside them.

Parnell of South Africa is an internet Fashion ICON with his ever changing hair styles and cool selfie clicks.

Cricketers like Kevin Peterson have also started their own fashion label

Even our very own cricket super stars aren’t shying away from sporting new styles and making a statement.

Virat Kholi for example with multiple tattoos, stubble and stylish hair cut looks class apart.

No wonder Bollywood sensation Anushka Sharma is in love with him 🙂

As being stylish can get many fans as well as PRs running behind them to do advertisement for brands, new breed of cricketers are enhancing their fashion statement up a notch than what used to be years ago !!

This definitely proves Cricketers has becomes more and more fashion conscious over the years !!

Extras:

As we are dealing with cricket, here I am adding some extra pictures showing our Captain cool, Pakistan’s Umar Akmal and Malinga sporting their fashionable looks.

Have your say in comments section !!

— Danny

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Bedtime Rituals

Well, I could relate to few of the pleasant moments I had shared with my niece when she was just a baby.

It was almost 4 years back. Being part of an MNC working in a UK Shift I would always reach home around 1:30 AM in the night.

Initially I used to feel bad of coming back so late as I had to wake my parents up at middle of the night, But chose to live with it as its part and parcel of the job.This turned out to be a pleasantry nights when my sister came home for her child delivery. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and then on-wards, the nights were amazing.

Reason?

My niece use to sleep in the morning and would be awake in the middle of the night. In fact she made it a habit in such a way that as soon as she hears the sound of the vehicle outside the door, she woke up and starts playing. Since my Mom and my Sis used to take care of her in the morning, they will be exhausted by night. That gave me complete freedom of taking care of her. I quickly finish my dinner and used to play with her for some time. Then I make her sleep by putting her gently on the lap. Initially, when she was a baby, she use to go to sleep quickly but after 3 months or so, the gentle shake did not get much effect and she refused to sleep. I had to increase the speed in order to make her sleep and she slept happily.

As far as my knowledge goes, she had never cried for any inconvenience or for hunger. During weekends, It took longer time in make her sleep. Till then,I used to sing lullabies and also use to make some action with my hands which was more than enough to make her feel tempted and happy.

When she grew up, she had always used to stare at us when we had ice cream or any colorful food items and she indirectly made gestures with her mouth and ever since, we made it a point of not eating anything awesome in front of her. She was also so naughty that when we use to watch television, she also tried to rotate her head to stare at television. For her sake, we even stopped watching television when she was awake.

Though these were few things we cannot live without in our day to day life, when one has a baby at home, sacrifices becomes a common scenario and you do it with utmost happiness because it is a “PLEASANT PAIN” and you would never mind sacrificing your television, food, time or just anything else. I am sure, you all will agree with me 🙂

Take a look at the video and enjoy !!


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Sizzle like a star with Zovi

As humans we always dream to become a star. As many of us can’t live that dream, we try to copy the stars mannerisms, style and costumes to flaunt and sizzle like a star.

Most of us think, its very costly to get the same costume which celebs wear and showcase it in similar manner. I tell you it isn’t.

Today I will teach you how to flaunt it like BECKHAM and emulate his look with less than Rs.1700/- !!

Shocked? Don’t be !! Presenting you the ultimate shopping portal ZOVI, they provide products with superior quality in a cost effective way which doesn’t make a dent in our pockets.

Style to Emulate:

In this post, we will emulate the look of Beckham shown below.

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Step 1:  Get the Grey Jean

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How to:

  • Visit Zovi.com
  • Select category MEN
  • Under MENS, select the subcategory JEANS under BOTTOMS
  • Click the Color GREY and select your Size
  • Product in link resembles the style we want to emulate: CLICK HERE (Price:1099/-)
  • Add it to cart
  • Click on continue shopping

Step 2: Get the White Shirt

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How to:

  • Visit Zovi.com
  • Select category MEN
  • Under MENS, select the subcategory SHIRTS
  • Click the Color WHITE and select your Size
  • Product in link resembles the style we want to emulate: CLICK HERE (Price:599/-)
  • Add it to cart
  • Click on continue shopping

Step 3: Get the Casual Shoe

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How to:

  • Visit Zovi.com
  • Select category MEN
  • Under MENS, select the subcategory FOOTWEAR
  • Click the Color WHITE and select your Size
  • Product in link resembles the style we want to emulate: CLICK HERE (Price:499/-)
  • Add it to cart
  • Click Proceed to Checkout

Step 4: The amount totals up to 2197. But being an elite member I get an additional discount of rupee 110. So total becomes 2087/-

Step 5: Zovi is so generous as they share coupons all the time in their offer page. Current offer is extra 19% off using BUYMORE coupon.

Step6: After applying the coupon the amount totals to Rs.1690/- giving us huge savings.

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Step 7: Pay the amount using easy options such as credit card/debit/wallets such as PAYTM etc.

Step 8: Nothing! take a nap and wait for two to three days. Zovi’s team takes only that short amount of time to process the order and deliver the product to home.

TADA !!!!!!!! Once the package arrives, open it, wear it and flaunt it !!

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Go ZOVI !!!!!!!!!!!

Bucket List

Just came across this  question in a Indiblogger prompt “Tell us about the top 5 things on your Bucket List that you would do if you were #BefikarUmarBhar“.

Well here is my response:

1) Send this resignation letter to my BOSS

Dear Mr. Boss:

I’m thrilled to inform you that I’m resigning.

I have been waiting for what seems like forever to inform you that I’m resigning. I’ve hated working for the company since the day I was hired. I don’t like the work, I don’t like my fellow employees, and I don’t like you.

I am tendering my resignation effective immediately and I know you would like me to help you with a transition, but I won’t. Have fun figuring out the files on my computer. I can’t even figure them out most of the time.

Oh, speaking of computers, you’ll need to figure out the passwords to all our online resources. I forgot to keep a list of them, so have fun with that.

I’m sure you’d like to have a going away party for me. However, I’m not interested in stupid story about how cool the ambiance is in that restaurant where you went earlier.

Don’t worry about writing me a reference, even though I’m sure you’d be glad to recommend my work. I don’t need or want one. I don’t need references where I’m heading. So, consider our bridges burnt.

See ya,

Happy To Be Gone

2) Travel all around the world

Traveling around the world is the best activity that will expose me to new cultures, broaden my mind, help me move out of comfort zone, allow me to meet new people, and experience the wonders & beauty of the world.

3) Fly in a hot-air balloon

As I listed in one of my previous post, I would love to visit and explore Melbourne to travel in a hot air balloon. It would give a splendid birds eye view of the beautiful valley beneath.

4) Do public speaking in front of 1,000+ people

Speaking before a crowd has always been my fear. I get lot of sweats before getting on to a stage. Even though its highly tough from my perspective, still its one of the most exciting things to do in a lifetime. Not only does addressing a large crowd help to train me in my communication and body language, I also get the opportunity to share a message I care about to a large crowd of people, hence getting the opportunity to impact their lives.

5) Throw a Super Cool Party

Being an ardent Hollywood fanatic, I have always wondered about throwing a wild house party like they do it in movies. Non stop fun with music, games, pranks, drinks and enjoyment.

Well these points may seem like an impossible dream, but it can turn to reality if I can stay #BefikarUmarBhar.

I stumbled upon the link http://bit.ly/BefikarUmarBhar and found how I can make my life #BefikarUmarBhar just through an insurance. It may sound cheesy, but its true. IDBI FEDERAL offers life insurance which covers all aspects so we can live our whole life care free.

Check out the promotional video given below for more information.

 

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#SoundOfLove

Once upon a time there lived a boy named Albish Singhal. He was so mad about movies that he watches at least one movie per day before going to sleep. He was in his teenage enjoying his carefree life with his friends. Due to his carefree life he ended up getting only arts and science college when most of his friends enrolled in engineering and medical colleges. He was so sad and depressed. It was his first day at new college. He was sitting all alone in the last bench.The Staff asked everyone to introduce themselves by coming to the podium in front. His turn came and he went to the podium.

Just when he was about to say ‘Hi friends’, one beautiful voice distracted him which sounded ‘Excuse me sir‘. The voice was sweet like a voice of an angel. He immediately turned his head towards the door as the voice was coming from that side. There was a beautiful girl standing with a shocked smile look being late to college on the very first day. He was deeply impressed by her looks and was starting at her like forever. The staff who took a seat in middle row came front and asked the girl to introduce herself. She introduced herself and went to take a seat. Our hero was still in his dreamland. As the staff waved at him he then continued his introduction and went to his last row.

All through that period he was looking at the girl with Angelic voice. Once the period got over, she came to him and shook hands saying ‘ You do look like a professor’ and went with her friends for a break. He was left bewildered for a while. Days went on and he was always talking and thinking about her. As all friends do his friends also dared him to propose to the girl. Our hero being a movie manic wanted to impress her in Hollywood style to sweep her of her feet. He was always dreaming about it daily.

One fine Saturday he took the courage and went to girls house with his guitar. He rang the door bell. When she came looking out, he sang the following song with playing guitar.

She was literally in tears and immediately hugged him and shouted ‘I LOVE YOU’ . Just when he was about to respond ‘I Love you too‘ a feeble voice says ‘Wake up and have breakfast. Its already noon’. He just couldn’t believe his luck as it was all a dream and his mom has waked him up.

He was very much frustrated, but still wanted to make his dream come true. So he took out his mobile and opened whatsapp and send her a ping ‘I Love You‘. Even after getting blue ticks, he din get a reply. So he sent the same ping again after some time. After getting no response for half a day, he sends ‘I Love you RASNA now in 3 rupee packs too 😛

Immediately she responds, Your parents has named you perfectly ALWAYS SINGLE !!

That TOING sound which came as notification sound for whatsapp was the only #SoundOfLove in our hero’s life so far.

And then one day our Hero stumbled upon the following video while browsing through Youtube.

So he immediately went to Bluestone.com and purchased the #SoundOfLove collection. He is now roaming in streets to find a perfect partner to share this lovely ring and sweep her off her feet.

“I am participating in the #SoundOfLove activity at BlogAdda in association with Bluestone

PS : This post is purely fiction. Any Resemblance to Actual Persons, Living or Dead, is Purely Coincidental

Social Media in Mobile VS Web

We all live in a world where social media is dominating all aspects of our day to day life. With the emergence of so called smart phones social media rise has peaked and it’s easily available for each and everyone with a mobile in hand.

Even though boom of social media happened through Web now it looks like an outdated old version and Mobiles make it a new updated version which pleases everyone. With mobiles it make social media connections much easier as we can do everything on the go.

Both Official and personal works have become much easier and affordable with the use of mobiles. The Upward graph of the mobile usage has made us all part of the CONNECT CLASS. We stay connected to the world every time we switch on the data in our mobiles.

This has changed the way we think, react and do our deeds.

As the above stats show, the rise and growth is always up, as it impacts all the activities of our day to day life.

Official Deeds:

Most of us configure Official emails in our mobiles and install communicators such as LYNC, CISCO WEBEX and other IM clients which are easily available in app stores. This makes it easy to work from home and stay connected to work environment everywhere. The Email clients also merges the events and meetings to our calender and reminds us with alerts, so we don’t miss any schedule.

Personal Deeds:

Remembering birthdays and anniversary is such a difficult task 😛 But these mobiles just makes it so easy. It just access ones social media profile and adds all such info to calender so we don’t have to miss out a party or forget to wish anyone.

These smartphones opens a new door of easy accessibility. It brings everything to our hands. This is the reason its booming everyday and leaving a huge gap between web usage on desktops/laptops etc.

Mobiles helps us stay connected to the whole wide world through usage of apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, whatsapp, viber, skype etc etc.

PS : I made this post using smartphone on my way home from office. No wonder social media on mobile is going up.

“I am participating in the #SMWBangalore activity at BlogAdda in association with Social Media Week Bangalore“.

Healthy Child Healthy Home

A healthy child makes for a healthy home is a universal fact. Let me explain this using a live example from the past.

Kids are always lively be it home, outdoors or even schools. They spread the cheers which lightens up the mood for everyone surrounding them. My neighbor had a young kid who goes to play school . Due to that most part of the day he is at home only. As both of his parents work they leave the kid at my home under the care of my mom. I used to work in night shift during that time.

My mom will pick him up from nearby play school around 12 noon. And immediately upon arrival he will demand to switch on the cartoon channel . I will wake up due to the noise and laughter. Even though sometimes it is annoying to be disturbed during sleep it become a routine and I used that as an excuse to wake up instead of alarm.

I will get freshened up and have lunch with him and play a little before leaving to office. He was so lively that he never stays in a same place for even ten minutes. He will ask stupid and silly questions, drag us to play with him. That will make us forget the worldly worries and reduce the stress and tension. I used to go to office with a fresh mindset and that used to reflect in my work too.

One day he was diagnosed with chicken pox. So his mom took leave to take care of him. He was bed ridden for a week or so. It was the most boring and sad week of my life. To see the lively kid stagnant in the same place was not a sight to remember. Our home was not like before. It felt lonely and even in office I couldn’t fully concentrate as so many thoughts were going on and on through the mind. I was so relived after he was fully fit and regained his old form.

Home will become a happy home only when it’s residents are happy. We adults always have something in mind causing us tension and stress. So when some kids are around us, they take us to their level where everything is carefree and life is full of fun. So that proves happy kids make a happy home. And they will be happy only when they are healthy. And it spreads to the home members. So healthy kids make a healthy home.

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