Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Asus... Redefine Smart Phone... Redefine Life...

In todays world where we can get thousands of smart phones, it is really difficult to choose one among many. Every smart phone company promises a new feature which will make it different from others. When I first heard about Asus, I thought even this phone is not going to be different than others. One fine day, my colleague bought a new Asus Zenphone and that was the first time I got a chance to explore the features of this phone. It was a Red in color, which made me fall in love with it, instantly at the first sight. I remember 

Not only looks, but when I took the phone in my hands and explored the features I realized this phone isn't the same as any other phone. Let me explain what made me think so.

1) The first thing anybody will notice in a phone is its look and Asus Zenfone have got it in it. The stylish design and amazing color options makes the phone look more adorable. For me looks of the phone are equally important as much as features. After all it is the looks which grabs anybodies attention at the first sight. 

2) Secondly, the most surprising factor about Asus is its 4 GB RAM. I had never used a phone more then 2GB RAM and it was truly amazing for me to be able to see a phone with 4 GB RAM. So, No more phone hanging when multiple apps were used.

3) Just to increase my excitement, my friend told me one more thing about the phone. The Asus Zenfone 2, gets charged more than 60% in less than 40  minutes and also the battery lasts for a longer time. In my hectic schedule, I do not get much time to keep my phone for charging. This feature can help me to charge my phone quickly within no time.

4) When I checked out the photos, I found out the clarity of the pictures to be something outstanding. What more amazed me were the pictures taken during night. Then my friend explained me about Asus Zenfone industry-leading Low light mode which helps to capture up to 400% brighter photos at night. It can also capture the low light scenes, without needing the flash.

5) Apart from these above features, the phone is built with the latest processor, which gives amazing gaming experience and also to do multiple task at the same time.

After knowing all these amazing features of the phone, it was not possible for me to continue using my old smart phone any more. So, I made my mind to buy a brand new Asus phone.

Asus Zenfone 2 has not only redefined the smart phones, but it has also redefined the life.




Saturday, 14 March 2015

Some People Really Make A Difference...

I still remember that phase in my life, when everything had literally come to a halt. The only thing that was constant was my loneliness. My morning would start with an alarm clock screaming at the top volume, which would be followed by a dull day at the office. The evening would be spent again at home watching the daily soaps. This had become a routine for me. And the worst part was I was not even trying to change my life. It was as if my life had come to a pause and I was still looking at it doing nothing to help myself.

My only friend Riya, knew my condition. It was only she who kept calling me to her home, to visit once and spend some time with her. But, there I was making reasons. Even though it took me just half an hour to reach her house, I had not seen her for more than half a year now. I was not at all ready to come out my cocoon. She kept noticing, how much I had changed in past 2 years. Once a bubbly girl was lost in her own loneliness. She used to complain, that there is a lack of motivation in my life. And once I find it, I would be back to my normal self. I ignored her.

On one Saturday, as usual, I woke up late. It was almost the lunch time when I woke up. I quickly had my shower and went to the nearby supermarket to buy some groceries. And there, my eyes fell on Sanjay. In one flash moment, all the memories were refreshed. My college days were all playing in front of my eyes, as if I was watching a movie.

Sanjay was my senior. He was the life of the college. Wherever he went he spread a wave of positivity. His positivity was the reason for many peoples successes. Even I was the one among many. My bubbly nature in college was all because of him. He was not only my friend, but also was a mentor.

I walked towards him with a surprised expression. As his eyes fell on me, he was even more surprised. We hugged each other and quickly went to the corner of the stores to avoid people dashing us. There I told him about Riya that even she was in the same city. He was even more excited and made the plans to meet her in the evening.

His enthusiasm and cheerfulness gave me no reason to avoid it this time. I spontaneously agreed and asked him to meet me at the same place in the evening. I called Riya and told her that I am coming to her place. Riya was completely excited as well. That evening we 3 spent time together. Every moment of the college was refreshed and relived. It was a complete rejuvenating experience for me where I was shedding all the inhibitions that I had carried from last two years. This was a most needed break for me.

No doubt, spending time together with your loved once truly makes that difference.



This post is written for #together






Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Changes In Life...

The only thing that is constant is anyone's life is change. The best way to check out how much your life has changed is to login to your social networking site. Just a few years back my feed would be flooded with the girls posting their party pictures. And, today the same girls are busy posting either their marriage pics or flaunting the pictures of their babies proudly. 

Today when I look behind, I can see how much my life has been changed. All this change is just because of my one single decision. The decision which not only changed my life, but also made me an independent woman, who is now more confident to take the risk of making bigger decisions in life. 

That life changing decision was to move to the biggest metropolitan city of India, Mumbai. I still remember that day when I had told my parents that I am shifting to Mumbai. Initially they had not believed me. But, later when they learnt that I was very serious about my decision they were scared. Scared because they knew, that it's not so easy for a girl who was born and brought up in a small town, to manage everything alone in a fast paced city like Mumbai. 

But, I had made my mind. I wanted to be independent and live my life on my own terms. I applied for the jobs and shifted to Mumbai at friends paying guest.

No, it was never easy. After facing a lot of rejections in interviews, I had lost hope. But, at that moment I knew, that this was my own decision and so I had no right to back off. I kept trying and trying. And finally one day I got selected. Now I was working in a city and was living on my own terms.

There were times when certain situations came, where I felt very helpless. I felt like leaving everything and going back to my town. But, since this decision was completely mine, I had a thought to face any difficulties myself. And my this attitude kept me going.

Initially, it was difficult even to make friends. As people wouldn't accept me the way I was. Our thinking naturally differed and so it was hard for either of us to understand each other. But, as the time passed,  I slowly made friends. I started hanging out with them and explored a whole new life.

My hard work and loyalty towards work paid off. I got success very soon and I bought a first house in Mumbai. My one decision has made my parents very proud. Today they are happy and trust me and my decisions even more.
Now I can proudly say I am a woman of today who is capable of taking right decisions and survive it without anybodies help.

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This post is written for #StartANewLife

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A Dream Home...

After flying all day long, the bird makes sure to get back to its nest. So are we human beings. Our house always has a special place in our heart. No matter where we stay; the mere imagination of our house is enough to make us miss it. There are so many infinite memories associated with our house, which we carry with us throughout our life.

I had always considered buying a house as a big achievement in one's life. Staying in a rented house would never give the same feeling as staying in one's own house. I remember every single moment of that day, when I had purchased my first house. Though my first home was just a 1 BHK, it was no less than a Villa to me. I remember how I had got the goosebumps the moment I entered it, for the very first time. My excitement was at the peak and I had absolutely no intentions to hide it. All the rooms that I entered, gave me a sense of satisfaction. I had made all the mental notes of each and everything at that moment itself. Which thing would be placed in which corner, what interior decorations that I would make, which wall would be painted in which color, including the color of the curtains, were all decided in that one brief moment. A moment, an unforgettable one! 

That was the moment when I knew what this place meant to me. Every penny that I had saved in these many years, were all spent to buy a house. It was as if I was completed on that day. The dream that I had possessed since such a long time, had finally come true. My past, present and the future all had whirled up in one moment and I had suddenly felt how lucky I was. The house had painted my future beautifully in front of my eyes. I had imagined, having an evening tea, every evening sitting in the balcony, while watching the beautiful view. My imagination had also made me think about my little kids going to school and my greeting them goodbye from the balcony. 

From that day onwards, my attitude towards life had changed completely. Even at work I was more efficient and productive than earlier. This was because of  the peace and positivity that I felt from inside, after beginning my new life in my new house. The satisfaction I got from the house could not be compared with anything. All the minute requirements in the house was taken special care of me. House decoration ideas, which never came in my mind, when I use to stay in a rented house, came and were applied. 

Today, I know, that one moment of buying an own house is responsible to change my present and the future. 



This post is written for #lookup by Housing.com

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bigger Lessons In Smaller Gestures...

Whatever we are today, it is just because someone has guided us in our life. There is always someone or the other behind us for our success as well as for our failures. Today, when I see myself as a self dependent woman, I know who is the reason behind it. I have heard people saying that I am her reflection. Yes! It is my Mom who has taught me how to be independent in life. And, I am really thankful to her for teaching me so many bigger things through her small gestures, which I will carry with me throughout my life.

I still remember that plastic jar, that had a small opening at the top of it, which my mom had given me when I was a kid. It was my first piggy bank. She would give me some coins every day, which I would happily add in the plastic bottle. That small start in life, when I was a kid have taught me how to make savings. Today, I don't have to ask for any financial help from anyone, because, that small habit which I have learnt as a kid, has always kept me with sufficient savings. Only because of that habit, I am also able to make a proper financial management at home.

Not only in terms of finance. My Mom never restricted me from exploring new things. In spite of me being an only daughter, I have never faced any hindrance from exploring new places. Because of which, now I can easily go to any new place and adjust there without any difficulty. She had given me full freedom to make my own decisions. Whether it was choosing my Engineering subjects or it was to make a career decision, she never forced her opinions on me.

Today, I manage both, work and house at the same time. I have not kept any maid for my help. The only fact of being dependent on a maid makes me sick and that's the reason I completely avoid them. I have seen my friends, who are so much dependent on a maid. If one day the maid doesn't come, then  they become completely helpless. But, that's not the same with me. My mom who use to teach me little household work, has made me so much self reliant, that today I am proud to say that I am able to manage both work and house at the same time, effortlessly without taking any bodies help.

My Mother is a single mom. But, despite of all the difficulties that she had faced while bringing me up, she has taught me the right lessons at the right time and have helped me grow as a person. Whatever I am today I owe it to her. 

This post is written for Indiblogger Happy Hour Contest - HDFC Life
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Friday, 27 February 2015

Cars and Quikr...

After a lot of research with hundreds of dealers, Rahul had bought a car. It was a 5 sitter car. Buying a car was a proud moment for him. After all, his dream of buying his own car was finally fulfilled. Rahul was a crazy car lover.  He loved his car and flaunted it proudly. But, within a few days of buying a car, he got engaged and with that he also realized that after his marriage, his entire family wouldn't fit in his 5 sitter car. So he thought to replace his existing car with a larger one. But, this time he did not want to waste much of his time behind the car dealers. Nor he was willing to buy a brand new car this time. He spoke about his concern with one of his friends. And there he found a quick solution for his problem.

Yes! Rahul's friend gave him the details about the Quikr.com. A perfect place where one can buy or sell any stuff, sitting at home, just by a few clicks. Rahul liked the suggestion. As soon as he reached home, the first thing he did was to open his laptop and search for the Cars in Cars & the Bikes section on Quikr. To his surprise, he got a big list of cars. The best thing he learnt was that there was no need to share the contact number with every caller as the quikr.com has implemented a new amazing functionality by which one could easily chat with buyers and seller using the chat function and that too without sharing the personal number. 

He quickly clicked a photo of his car and posted it on Quikr. Within few minutes of posting an ad, he got a chat message from one of a buyer. He loved this chat function as because of it his personal space was not hindered from receiving calls from fake buyers. The other important thing he observed was only genuine buyers were sending him the messages. He could easily connect with the genuine buyers from his desktop, mobile app, and by his mobile site. Very soon he got a good deal for his car and he sold it. 

Now it was his turn to buy a 8 sitter car. And this time he did not require any help from dealers or anyone else. As he had quikr now. He quickly searched for a car that he needed. Within no time he got hundreds of results. He contacted a few sellers using his chat app on mobile. And after certain negotiation, he finalized a bigger and better car for him and his family.

So this is a Rahul's story on how he replaced his existing car on something better. Rahul is a happy Quikr.com user. Have you ever tried Quikr to buy or sell something? If not, then do give a try.

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Sunset Outside The Cubicle...

Mihir hurried to his house from the office one evening. He had a meeting with one of the major clients, within an hour. And, he had forgotten some of the important documents, at his home, which were required for the meeting.

He quickly took his car and drove towards his house, wondering, how could he be so careless to forget the file at home. To him, work had always been his highest priority. Almost every weekend of Mihir was spent in the office. Working extra hours every day was like a ritual for him. People called him Workaholic and commented, that more than half of his life is spent inside the four walls of his cubicle. Not that it bothered him. When questioned, he used to reply, that finishing off the pending work at the office is better than staying alone at home. His dedication and smartness had fetched him a good position in a multinational company at a young age. Though he was successful, he never let success get to his head and remained down to the earth, with a positive attitude. He was a favorite among his juniors, as his friendly nature made them feel comfortable, when he was around. Seniors too counted on him as he was equally available to them, whenever any major issue raised. Office politics, never bothered him, because he did not require any of it, to prove his abilities. His life revolved only around his office and work. In short, Mihir, was a pure soul who spread a positive vibe wherever he went. But, despite of having everything, there was an unfathomable void in his heart. Nobody knew the real Mihir, behind his smiling face. 

After 15 minutes of driving, Mihir reached his apartment and entered the lift. He pressed the 20th floor button. The lift was painfully slow and stopped on every alternate floor to pick and drop the passengers. He checked his watch for at least 30 times before the lift finally halted, at the 20th floor. He pulled out the house keys from his pocket and opened the door of his house. His eyes subconsciously moved to the table where the documents were kept. Running towards the table, in a hurry, he picked the documents. As he turned around to leave back to the office, he felt a cold breeze swipe his face, from the wide open windows, which he had again forgotten to close this morning, while in a hurry to reach office. He walked towards the window to close it and then, something caught his attention. He stood there dumbfounded and a word slipped out from his mouth, "'Incredible". A smile widened his lips just as it had happened a year ago. He had witnessed the same breathtaking view of the sunset, once again.


The sunset and the soothing breeze carried him away, along with it. The pages of the memories began unfolding and took him to the day, when, one of his biggest dream had come true. The day when he had purchased his dream home. The same day, when he had felt, that he had really achieved something in his life.

He remembered the every detail of that day, which seemed as if just yesterday. It was this same sunset view from the window, which made him fall in love with this house an year ago. He remembered how he had ignored the flaws of the house just for this view, thinking that he would be spending every evening of his day, watching the breathtaking sunset.

When he looked back to the file in his hands, his mind slowly drifted towards his office again. He visualized himself working in the cubicle. Every evening, which were planned to see the sunset, were spent in between the four walls of his cubicle. The very reason for buying the house was no more now, as he was seeing the sunset, after a year. It was as if he went to his house just to sleep, and left early morning in a hurry, to reach office again. This made him realize, that the sunset was not the only thing, that was missing in his life. There were so many other things, which once were very dear to him and now he had completely forgotten about them. Mihir, who had found happiness in little things was no more now. He suddenly missed that old Mihir.

A phone call dragged him back from his trance. It was a call from his office. He looked at his cell phone and looked back to the sunset. But, this time he knew what to do. He knew the meeting was not going to stop, just for one person, not attending it. He disconnected the call and switched off his cell phone. He felt as if the sunset was healing him from within. It was a sheer magic, he was experiencing. He kept looking at it, until the sun was completely set and the first stars made their appearance. After that, he left his house and went for a walk.

On his way, he saw a group of friends hanging out. He could not remember when he had last spent a quality time with his friends. There was a time when no evening would be complete without meeting his friends, and there he was today, walking all alone on the streets, lost in his own thoughts. A few steps ahead took Mihir to a place where he found a chaat stall. He remembered how much he loved eating chaat, but, again could not remember when was the last time he had it. He took a plate of shev puri and sat on a bench in a nearby park, where his eyes fell on a young couple. He missed Revathi. He sighed! And reminded himself, that she was long gone.

He began walking again, while a train of thoughts was running in his mind. He wondered, if this was all he wanted? What had he really achieved in life, after dedicating his most of the time in his office? While running behind the bigger things, Mihir had forgotten, that to him, happiness had always been in smaller things.

However, he knew tomorrow would be the same day as every day. Once again, the same work routine was going to start. He knew, he had reached too far, from where turning back to the normal life, was impossible.

Lost in his own thoughts, he reached back to his apartment. As the lift halted on the 20th floor, he saw some house shifting work was in progress in his neighboring flat. A tired professionally dressed man was on a phone call, whom Mihir assumed to be his new neighbor.

He overheard that man talking on the phone,"The sunset view from the window is just amazing. I am going to spend every evening, seeing the sunset".

Entering his house, Mihir shut the door. A deep sigh escaped from his mouth!