Top ten things I want to do before I die

I want to do many things in life. I have jotted down few things that i have in my mind.I would love to experience the zest in life.This is my first list and thanks to  Indiblogger’s Indispire prompt of the week that gave me opportunity to share my “ten things I want to do before I die”

My list is endless but due to constraints writing only 10 most things I like to do before I die

  1. I read a lot both in fiction and non-fictions so in future like to build my own library at my sweet home and share my books with other likeminded readers.
  2. I want to start my own NGO which provides naukri(jobs), shiksha(education) &Bhojan(food) for the poor.
  3. Do scuba diving. Parachuting and experience adrenal rush of a lifetime!
  4. Climb the Kanchenjunga mountain
  5. I want to be entrepreneur
  6. Give my parents whatever they want in life, be it travelling, jewellery, home.
  7. Get one permanent tattoo done ( just to get rid of my Phobia of needles)
  8. Go on bike/cycle ride to Leh and Ladakh with my best friend.
  9. To start a personal blog
  10. Learn to do salsa dance

Last but not the least I know my 10 things are over but can’t resist to have put up the last one (sowwiee guys!!)

11. Like to go on Abroad trip alone and go participate in Tomatina Festival in     Spain

That’s it.. I know I couldn’t write my full list. But yeah if you have got something then do share with me your list.Will be interesting to know :)

This post is part of Indibogger Indispire writing on the topic of 20th Issue :

Lets post our Bucket List: Ten Things You Would Want To Do, no let me rephrase, TEN THINGS YOU MUST DO BEFORE YOU DIE or else you would feel like a loser on a death bed? lets share and motivate each other about life. Lets Dream about life, your life. #LifeDeathBucketList

Univercell Experience

One thing comes to your mind when you hear about mobile : “Smart phone is in “

It’s a  technology driven market . Smartphones have changed the trend where Android rules the market followed by  Apple Ios, Windows etc. It has made life easier and fast paced where you can access everything on the go.  Choosing the smartphone is not a big deal but to find the right phone for you that suits your needs is important.

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However I came across one such unique experience of Univercell  in association with Indiblogger. You can log in http://www.univercell.in

Before I give you insights of my experience, I would like to say   it was idea of Mr.D.Sathish Babu  who  founded Univercell in the year 1997 . Its “ One-stop shop for all your mobile necessity.

I had visualized it would be like same other mobile retailers shop across the city selling mobile phones, but  I was wrong Univercell store is one of its kind mobile shop . What makes It different from others is their concept and experienced staff. I was lucky to interact with Ms.Soumya Menon, V.P Brand Startegy  at Univercell . Having worked in mobile industry , she gaves us insight and sneak peak into their ‘Touch feel Concept’  and ‘Feature to Benefit’  where customers don’t buy just phone but they sell the handset according to the use and need of the customer thanks to their knowledgeable and trained staff.

They have categorized  such has

  1. Music
  2. Tech-sperience,
  3. Work & play,
  4. Tablet Zone, 
  5. Bazaar Area, ,
  6. Personalized service.

All the sections are placed well and designs are appealing

In each section Like Music ; You will find best in class music accessories, headsets ,bluetooth speakers, to enhance your music experience.

There are trained salesperson to guide you which is the best suitable for you 

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In Bazaar area : Its the  mid section of the store where in you will find all running models which checklist that summarises the main features of the phone so you dont need to unnecessarily trouble the sales guy.

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In Work & play – you will find phones  for business suites and for graphic games and supported accessories that can zest up your smartphones. There wide range of accessories from storage to covers etc 

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In Tablet zone – It is strategically located one corner.It has got wide range of tablets and also  they have made seating arrangement so that you can feel, and enjoy the games.Kids wont get bored at this section. 

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The best part of all this section is you get accessories of the handset there which is not available in other stores. Their trained staff is there to help you to find the right smartphone for you.

You wil be surprised to note there is no price tag in any of the handsets. The main reason is normally customers come and just walk away after checking the price. but here you ask the price to sales person and he is there to help you get that with providing you best offer and finance plans so that you dont go disappointed. 

Also they have checkup list under all handsets, you can go through the list that summarises  features of the phone.

Other services includes total insurance plan,easy financing options, membership plans, loyalty points,upto 100% cash back offer.. 

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Overall it was an unique experience to review the store. It has more than 450 outlets in South and in Mumbai they have 10 outlets and plans to expand soon.

 

This post is a part of Univercell Experience in association with Indiblogger

Zindagi #JodeyDilonko Meet

I received an email from IndiBlogger for the Zee Zindagi meet.I decided I wont miss this event as  I  am always fascinated by Culture and  people of Pakistan. This time I wanted to be a part of new initiative taken by Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL)to promote cultural exchange by launch  of ZEE Zindagi channel . The Meet was organized at The Leela,Mumbai  where Bloggers interacted  with Pakistani stars.

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It was arranged in two cities i.e Mumbai and Delhi  where in interesting debate started with questions  like which city is best for street food?( Mumbai&  Delhi at equal)  ,which city is better in terms of transport? ( ofcourse Mumbai is the best in connectivity, Mumbai gets brownie point here), etc etc.  it was first time at Indi Blogger’s meet that inter-city bloggers interacted with each other. Everyone there were enthusiastic and at their feet cheering for their home city.

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Back to the Zindagi, Handsome hunk and Pakistani actor,Imran Abbas, arrived and got warm welcome. Great applause from audience.  Imran Abbas addressed the event followed by Q& A with Bloggers.  He was calm and answered all the question with ease and Urdu dialects comes being a Pakistani. There was surprise in the box, Didn’t knew Imran Abbas is good singer as well. On request he sang two songs- “Mera desh hai jaisa “ and popular hit song from Ashiqui-2 movie- “ Tum hi ho” enthralled the audience and  impressed everyone with his singing skills.He has collection of 15000 songs  & is big fan of Kishor Kumar, Mohd.Rafi  etc.Everyone cheered and  roaring applause came and once more ,once more started. Whatta Rockstar he is.

 

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What I feel about ZEE Zindagi Channel that is it has content that is never seen before .The reason is stories are realistic in nature (Seen the trailers “Zindagi Gulzar hai -Do Dilon ko Jodti hai kahaani sarhad paar se” ,” Telefilms ka naya daur sarhad paar se”, “Kash mein teri beti na hoti – ek beti ke dard ki pukar sarhad paar se”,and Viewers wil get to see new daily soaps with different story beyond the borders( apart from Indian soaps)   and as mentioned by Imran Abbas , the serials are of 22-25 episodes mainly focusing on the story content and tight script which will keep audience engaged and  build interest to watch the show  unlike our tv serials which never ends and goes on till 1000 episodes!   Secondly rare concept of #JodeyDilonko ie which will connect audiences beyond borders.Thirdly Promoting Cultural exchange between the two nations and promoting peace and harmony, keeping aside political differences.ZEE Zindagi to be aired on 23th June,2014. Get more information on shows update log in to http://www.zindagitv.in/

Zindagi will connect hearts of people , and I strong believe both countries are interconnected with each other in a way somewhat in culture ,language customs, traditions, sports  which are bonding them together despite of political and economical differences by the govt.

Alas I had good time with my friends through Zindagi #JodeyDilonKo . Meet was  one of best experiences and met new bloggers (Jodey Bloggers ko)as well.

Jifi is here Experiences

Waking up on lazy Sunday and to get ready for attending the Event (cant think coz of Scorching).I left my home at 11.30 and had to pick my friend from king circle. However I reach late at café zoe. When I heard about 2nd event of this week, Jifi, New initiative by Kotak Bank for the Social Enthusiasts. I wasn’t much interested what’s all about but when I attended the event now I am damn sure this is gonna be revolutionary in Banking. Kotak is one step ahead of all other banks and keeping with the trend they have come up with such an innovative concept which is future of Social needs and great platform to connect with the youth with social media. 

There is couple of reason why I think this will succeed. They have great feature of Jifi such as Zero Balance Account(it also pays you interest on balance over 25k), just tweet and get your account balance,cheque book request and so on, an interesting one I liked is Loyalty points in terms of when you comment or like someone on Facebook. (Wow that sounds exciting) you can also transfer your points.( dats something interesting) redeem your points.etc etc.. and Last but not the least you get Jifi debit card.

Our guest of honor was Chetan Bhagat (Author of best selling novels) and I was really excited to meet him. It was interactive session with him. On every question he would give pleasing smile and answer it softly. And everyone was on its feet to meet him.

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Alas the event got over at 4 pm , and I really enjoyed and met many new bloggers . It was Best Sunday for me. 

Magical time in Kolkata

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A trip to Kolkata is incomplete if you don’t see Durga Puja festival.   The trip was never planned but it was decided quickly as my sis exams got over a week prior to the festival.  2nd hurdle was to book a ticket on Irctc as always it crashes down. Finally I managed to book tickets and we reached there just a day before. It was marvelous yet fun train ride.

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First day early morning we had tea in bhan ( clay cup  ) served with hot singada ( samosa ) dats their passion to drink tea in traditional way. I was excited to sit in a tram. The ride on tram showed us heritage structures and scenic beauty of kolkata . I asked the conductor whats the difference between 1st class and 2nd class in tram , he replied 1st class has fan! .

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We planned to see as many pandals as possible ( pandals are fabricated structures constructed  during religious festival ) Here I would like to say the pandals are so well designed and scrupulously crafted. The art work is of top notch, where you will see out of the box creative ideas and minds working and one thing is you will see unique designs in every pandal ,ranging from size, art, décor etc.  As I spoke to one of the committee member of pandal. He said their work start  6-8 months prior on what the theme will be and craftsmen and artisans start their work accordingly. The whole energy wrt to time, money is fully dedicated to Durga puja .Its incredible piece of art. You have  to see it to believe it ,you will know what I mean it. Another thing during these 9 days, Kolkata is immersed in the festival School, Offices, Market, all are closed so that people enjoy with their family and savour the lip smacking food at night. The night seems to be like a day and Kolkata police does wonderful job in maintaining the law and order. We tried to visit as many as pandals with the biggest and colour lighted pandals of north and south of Kolkata (Thanks to my dad’s friend, who helped us to note down the best pandals of the city) During that time we tasted authentic Bengali food, especially sweets like rosogulla, cham-cham, malai sandwich,  misty dai, etc .

I missed the last day of immersion as I had return ticket to Mumbai. I just loved the simplicity and friendly culture of Kolkata. After this trip I am definitely going next year to Kolkata.

śubha nababarṣa

101 Not Out

The very first thing in your mind would come is another article on Cricket or Sachin Tendulkar ( Not again! Media & press had all said everything about him  )  Yeah it’s not about sachin. It’s about my first 100 days completed in L&T infotech .

The August Journey till now has been like a roller coaster ride. Starting my 1st day I was running from pillar to post for document processing to verification checks alas it got over till the sun down. The Next three weeks infact four weeks to be precise were like fun yet boring at times ( typical bollywood flicks – Kabhi khushi kabhi gham )  and during that time I met seven stars ( friends ).  Let me introduce to all the gems with Akshay ( fun-loving guy) , Nitesh( jovial person with good sense of humor) , Nikhil(introvert & intelligent) , Shruti( petite gal – “ chota packet bada dhamaka “ , Snehal ( sober and kind natured gal) , Deepak( friendly guy) , Pravin ( critical thinker, good at heart) . later on the friends list got bigger day by day. made other new friends too.During the first three weeks , We were  neither allotted desk nor any computer system so big problem was how to manage the things. We used to spend whole day in conference room, sometimes half day in library,reading newspaper,magazines  or roaming around in the campus. In the conference room, Shruti would make the atmosphere lively with cracking jokes and speaking in typical gujarati accent that would make everyone smile.

The next month festival started – Magic of 9 and each day competition was lined up.  I participated in Photo Frame Contest and Salad Fiesta Contest. And won the 2nd prize in Salad contest. Thanks to ashish, aveek, nitesh, akshay for your moral support.  It wouldn’t have been better than this.  I felt like I m back to college ,again enjoyed in Dandiya night, traditional day etc etc.  Birthday celebrations were on the high! also attended trainings & seminars during the same period.

Oh my god! I get a Deja- Vu feeling. I wonder how fastly the time goes on you never know .I completed 100 days here and I feel as if I am working here since long time. The journey has just begun and I believe it will be enlighten and fruitful for the years to come.

Salute to Sachin!

Salute to Sachin!

I tweeted sachin tendulkar for his contribution to indian cricket and being outstanding & consistent performer, you can say Don Bradman of our era, inreturn i received Sachin Tendulkar’s personalized autograph via twitter. Its amazing feeling and i am on cloud nine. I will cherish it forever. :D