INKTALKS 2014 – Breaking the barrier


The 5th edition of INKtalks 2014 was inspiring and insightful. This year’s theme was “Beyond the boundaries”. The  INK conference was held in Mumbai, it’s  an annual event where artists, writers, authors, inspiring leaders, influencers meet  under one roof for three days in exchange idea’s ,their stories.

I am fortunate to attend  INKtalks this year thanks to Blogadda , gave me an opportunity to explore and took me to a fascinating journey literally beyond the boundaries. It was meaningful interaction and gained insights of powerful changing ideas. This year the participants were from all diversified field from scientist, newbie writers, bloggers, inspiring leaders and artists etc.


I  attended the workshop held by Dell. Dell partnered with INKtalks .Dell India, India’s leading end-to-end technology solutions provider announces the launch of their ‘Dell Campassadors’ program and a strategic partnership with INKtalks, an organization which aims to inspire youth, particularly in emerging economies. The association was born out of Dell’s dedicated focus towards the college student community, who not only exhibits a dynamic use of personal technology, but is also advocates for the adoption of new technologies. With this partnership, Dell aims to engage college students through campus ambassadors in a year-long conversation with Dell & INKtalks to foster a strong sense of social orientation and bring student communities together to share knowledge and ideas with peers and work on collaborative projects, all to prepare them for real life challenges.

The session was “how to create you brand in social media”. It was much awaited, enthralling and engrossing workshop.

Lakshmi Pratury, Host and Curator, INKtalks said, “INKtalks is about opening up the imagination of the youth through stories and equip them to create an impact in the world around them.  We are thrilled to partner with Dell to take our ideas to the student community at large and get them involved in activities throughout the year.  We look forward to engaging with Dell Campassadors who will champion the interaction with their peers, thousands of students in campuses around the country, and catalyze their exposure to INKtalks to help them realizing their imagination into an impact to the society. When we combine the technology outreach of Dell with the projects pioneered by INK, we will have a youth community that can use the technology to make a difference in the communities that they inhabit.”

It was wonderful experience for me, came with a thinking hat and gained meaningful ideas and met inspiring leaders and I am looking forward for next year’s INKtalks




Product Review- Scribble your Heart with MatrikaS

When the door bell rang, I was sleeping in my bed. Mom shouted me ” There’s some pack for you” .I woke up with one eye open, feeling sleepy.At first i thought it would be my CC bill. but surprised to found 3 dairies. oh yeah i remembered now its from MatrikaS .

While i started to scribble the books, having a cup of cappuccino, I liked their packing and colors. before i start reviewing i would say short about MatrikaS -MatrikaS refreshing range of products includes Notebooks, Journals, Diaries and high quality book making services.

Notebooks,Diaries 2015 ,Personality Journals-Gandhi, Vivekananda Etc.. Social Stationaries – CUBE WORKS Range,Panache Series – Corporates, Heal the Planet Series – Environmental

Mother Teresa Journal 


I fell in love with Mother Teresa Journal instantly. It give me sense of pride and at the same time it also states short biography of Mother Teresa. This Journal is useful to keep track of Important things,your action plan, In fact you can organize your schedule -Day & month wise. Also there is list optimization on bottom of the page so that you don’t forget it and do your pending work quickly. On bottom of the every page you have quotes of Mother Teresa which is sheer optimisim and spreading love, joy and happiness. “The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver”

Cube Works Privy


The Cube Works is basically the complete solution for your office & private desk. It give sylish look, very trendy.

Here you can maintain your accounts such as what all expenses you have incurred, payments done, payment mode, amount. Save your Contact list such as Name and Address of personal and office colleagues. There is To do lists page what all things you want to do like places to to be visited. Next is your Action plan. You can make your action plan date wise so that you can keep track of your actions. At the end of book, there is Safety pouch where you can keep your important notes or cards Last but not the least Index Page- List your activity and Page no. so that you need not waste your time finding the activity. The Bookmark elastic is of good quality and sturdy give you rich feel when you open it.

Heal the Planet- Note Book


Heal the planet is Eco- friendly ring book It can be recycled. It is robust yet looks resplendent. in brown color.The paper quality is supreme. One the first page is Personal Memoranda including your personal details, passport details, insurance policy, credit car info, important contacts Followed by Name & Address list,Books to be read, Places to be visited, Works to be accomplished section is added which is great for  smart goers. At the end you, there is safety pouch to keep notes and important documents safely.On the bottom of every page you will see great thinkers and writers famous quotes on Environment and related which is good way of promoting Eco-friendly nature. Mahatma Gandhi ” Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed”

Note: This post is a part of “Scribble your heart away….” MatrikaS Campaign Product Review. Their range includes exquisitely designed and finished Diaries , Notebooks, Journals , Office stationery and Social stationery, Products that you would love as much to just hold on to as to flaunt. To know more abt the Brand “MatrikaS log in

Celebrating World Tourism Day in Mumbai

World Tourism day Celebration event in Mumbai,India on 29th September,at  Meluha -The Fern An Ecotel Hotel.I recieved an invitation from Elsie Gabriel, Founder of Young Environmentalists programme trust.

This year’s World Tourism Day draws special attention to the role of tourism in contributing to  sustainable future for all: Tourism and  Community development. The event started sharp at 11 am by lighted the lamp.

world tourisam day celebrated at mehua hotel powai (11)

It was huge turn out and attended by H.E. Consul General of South Africa .Pule Malefane and H.E. Consul general of Vietnam .Vu Son Thuy, Chairman of Travel council of India Jay Bhatia, Ahmer Shaikh of MTDC, Niranjan Hiranandani,Celebrity Mukesh Rishi, Actor Karan Goddwani, Elise Gabriel Founder Young Environmentalists,Diplomat from Belgium Ms.Pinkey Ahluwalia,Master chef Saranch Goila of Food Food and celebrity Arti Surendranath as well as Punish Sharma along with diplomatic members from Oman, Thailand, Reunion islands, Tourism board of Kenya, Clarence Fernandes-Rwanda Development Board,Co-Chairman Travel, Tourism/ Hospitality Committee-Indian Merchants’ Chamber, and a host of travel delegates from around the world were present at  the event.Hotel management ,Travel and Tourism enthusiatic students,Travel,Lifestyle, food bloggers,writers, media representatives also attended the event. It was followed by respresentative countries video presentation to boost the tourism and give you sneak- peek view of the main attractions, city, food, etc .Elsie Gabriel also presented her book on Get Out Going Going Outdoors which talks about safety during outdoors travel, travel photography, outdoor cooking and various outdoor meditational chapters which prove that travelling outdoors not only enriches but heals the mind.


A special thanks to Elsie Gabriel  for giving me an opportunity  to attend the event.

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.


However I came across one such unique experience of Univercell  in association with Indiblogger. You can log 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 


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.


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 


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. 


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.. 


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.


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.



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.



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

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.



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