Saturday, April 25, 2015

Get..Set..Bolt..#BoltDrive with fellow bloggers..

It was not a normal lazy Sunday as I sprung from the bed at 7 a.m.
My alarm did made me hear some good morning blessings from my room partners..
But I was very excited as the occasion was big.

Tata Bolt along with Blogadda had organised "#BoltDrives" event where bloggers were going for a fulfilled long drive to lonavala. And here comes the most interesting part of the drive, every blogger was getting the opportunity to drive "TATA BOLT".
"ab excitement to hoga hi na" .

After completing my daily morning chores in a hurry I left for the venue, Cafe Infinito at BKC.
Unfortunately I was the last one to reach there and was assuming to get angry, puzzled and "dude you are so late, do you even know" kinda of looks.
But to my surprise I was greeted quite humbly by the Blogadda team.
Quickly I filled by breakfast plate as I was literally very hungry.
Kudos to Cafe Infinito for the delicious breakfast.

All the bloggers were sitting in groups and I wondered what was happening when one of the Blogadda team member assigned me my team.
I was in R4. 

There were 8 teams, R1-R4 and D1-D4. 
The R teams were going to drive Bolt Revotron and D were given the Diesel models.

My team had quite interesting people, the only grandmother among the bloggers and a social media guy.
The grandmother was quite excited about the fact that she is going to get the chance of driving.
I was a bit nervous but what happened as the trip advanced made me relaxed.
Will brief about the same as my experience of the trip progresses.

So after the teams were decided one person from each team was asked to introduce the entire team.
I was amazed by the humor people brought during the introductions and was also feeling honored to be among such talented people from different walks of life.

Next came the technical and marketing team of Tata Motors who explained us the technicalities of the car and also the road map ahead for the entire day.

So here was our plan for the day -:
1. Flag off from Cafe Infinito.
2. First pit stop was the MMRDA ground where the suspension of the car was going to be tested.
3. Next stop was the Khopoli food court were drivers were going to be changed.
4. Sumptuous lunch was awaiting us at Triose #Dhaba which was our next pit stop.
5. Selfies, videos, pics and lot of clicks and clicks was going to happen at Tiger point which was the
    next milestone in our journey. It was also the stop for change of drivers.
6. Penultimate stop on the return journey was CCD where each of the team was going to be allotted a
    driver so that each one of us can take a nap and relax a bit.
7. Final stop was Cafe Infinito, BKC from where we would be heading home after a wonderful

Also we were told that in the middle of the journey there would be someone who could be talking to us on regular intervals. Who was this mystery person?, we all were excited to get his call.

Finally the journey started with the Flag off and we headed towards the first pit stop - MMRDA grounds.
Our driver, the cool, humorous and excited grandmother took off quite smoothly and man !!! I was really impressed. 


There was a refreshment box kept on the rear seat which was filled with cookies, Tropicana juices, lays and water bottles. Cool idea indeed.

As we completed our drive through the MMRDA circuit to check the suspensions of the car , we got a call from someone called Captain Bolt.
He asked us about our experience till now and how excited are we to drive the new Bolt.
No doubt this guy was humorous and had a lovely voice.
My guess about him -:

Now was the time to hit the Pune-Mumbai express highway.
In full throttle our driver , the grandmother made the car cruise at the speed of 120 km/h.
We were singing, banging our heads and enjoying the drive.


Next pit stop of the journey - Khopoli food court arrived and the very excited Social Media guy , Ashwini took over the from our superstar driver.
He was a learner but managed to drive to the next pit stop.

Everyone was feeling hungry now and not far away was our lunch venue - Triose Dhaba.
Food was really delicious though the AC were not working which made us a bit uncomfortable.
Meanwhile the Blogadda team was back in action and was interviewing everyone about their experience of the journey so far.
I was a bit disappointed because when my chance of being interviewed came the time became our enemy and we had to move ahead.

The cars of R teams were exchanged with that of the D ones.

My excitement came again as I sat on the driver's seat and ahead of us were the dangerous ghats of Tiger point. It was such much fun and thrill driving the Bolt through those ghats.
I loved it to the core.

Finally we reached to the top point of the hill, The Tiger's point.
Here we had to click pics, selfies with the beauty, Tata Bolt. Also we made video of its interiors, the complete look and feel of the car.
Here comes my selfie..;)

Finally we departed from Tiger point and made our way towards CCD.
At CCD we had our beverages and cheesy breads while biding adieu to the other bloggers apart from our team. It was end to an awesome #BoltDrive #Experience #Journey #GetTogether #BloggersMeet


I loved driving the new "Tata Bolt".
Below tweet describes every bit of it.


Thanks a lot Blogadda and Tata Bolt team for this wonderful experience.
Looking forward to many more.

HydroJal Plus - The future of healthy drinking water

Modern drinking water sources

Water is the basic necessity of any living being especially humans as 70% of their body is made up of water.
A reliable supply of safe drinking water is the most crucial responsibility of any government in the world. But unfortunately most of the modern drinking water sources like tap water, bottled water, Reverse Osmosis water and distilled water contain acidic pH that causes our body to become more acidic. Also drinking water is treated with chemicals to kill bacteria due to which essential nutrients and minerals vanishes to a great extent.

Problems of acidic water

1. Eye and Skin irritation 
     Drinking water with a pH below 4 can skin, eyes and mucous membrane irritation.
     WHO warns that such levels can worsen existing skin conditions.

2. Reproductive Problems
     Leaching of heavy metals like lead from the plumbing systems especially pipes can lead to
     neurological and reproductive problems, such as seizures, hearing loss and miscarriages.

3.  Gastrointestinal Issues
      Overexposure of metals like Zinc and Copper from the corroded pipes can cause severe problems
      like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

4. Cancer 
     Cancer cells prefer acidic state rather an alkaline state.
     Oxygen deficiency created acidic state which is the most favourable for cancer cells.

5. Other health issues
     Other health issues include high blood pressure, headaches, acidity, fatigue and aging.

How to be safe

The best way to keep body safe is the switch to alkaline and anti oxidant rich water.
Nobel Prize winner Dr Otto Heinrich has researched that no disease causing micro organisms
can survive in alkaline environment including cancer cells.


Benefits of Alkaline water

1. Improve Immunity 
     An alkaline environment nurtures healthy blood cells and increases overall immunity.
2. Increase Hydration level
     Alkaline water easily penetrates body at cellular level thus hydrates the body better.
3. Removes Acidic Toxin
     Ionized Alkaline water flushes out acidic toxins from the body.
4. Elevates Oxygen levels 
     It has high oxygen levels and delivers nutrients to body cells more efficiently,
     keeping the body energized throughout the day.
5. Prevent Diseases
     It helps you get rid of diseases like Cancer, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Skin problems,
     Arthritis and many other health issues.


Difference between Normal and Alkaline Water

           Normal Water                                                         Alkaline Water
1.It is Acidic hence it is hazardous to the health.          1.It has a balanced pH which is good for body
2.Minerals are vanished during cleaning process.          2.Rich in minerals and antioxidants.
3.Even after Chlorination the water contains bacteria.   3.Improves immune system.
4.Chemicals are added to kill germs so it                       4.All harmful bacteria and toxic metals are
 can contains toxic metals                                                  filtered hence the water is good for drinking


How can we get Ionized Alkaline water?

We can make the water Alkaline & Ionized by increasing the hydrogen ion concentration in it.
But wait you don’t have to worry about it, there is already an alkaline water ionizer in the market
which has implemented this concept. Without any further delay let me introduce to you the most stylish, compact, advanced and affordable water ionizer –HydroJal Plus, the brain child of Swadeshi Marketing.


Benefits of HydroJal Plus

Here goes the list of the benefits of using HydroJal Plus which provides alkaline and anti-oxidant rich water.


1. The anti-oxidant rich water removes free radicals from your body and slows down the aging
2. Alkaline rich water protects body against diseases like Cancer, High blood pressure, Arthritis,
    Diabetes etc.
3. It improves digestion, balances blood pressure and promotes weight loss.
4. It helps in rejuvenating skin and improving memory.
5. It is equipped with the advanced system which throws away all harmful toxins from the body.
6. Hydro Jal Plus is easy to install and operate.
    It comes with different features which keeps check of – pH value of outgoing water, temperature of
    the water, cleaning and electrolysis status of the ionizer.
7. It provides more hydrating water than normal tap water, hence preserving the vital nutrients
    required by the body.
8. It reduces joint and muscle pain.

How to get your HydroJal Plus

Bring home the future of safe and healthy drinking water.
Get those acids & toxins out of your life.
Request now a free demo of the HydroJal Plus and show your loved ones that you care.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Why Sony Vaio makes it to best seller list !!

Laptops are the most powerful gadget in the world after mobiles.
A day without laptop is like a day without any productivity.

Dell, HP, Apple, Lenovo, Samsung and Sony are the market leaders in the industry.
Every brand has a product which revolutionized the way we look at laptops and made it to the best seller list.

For Apple it is MacBook, Lenovo has ThinkPad, Dell came out with Inspiron series and on similar lines it was Vaio series by Sony which made it the hot favorite of the laptop industry.

Sony Vaio laptops are good for almost everything.
So let’s see what different factors made it possible for Sony Vaio to be among the best sellers.

1.       Design & looks
Sony Vaio laptops are by far the best looking laptops ever produced.
They are sleek and slim. Also they can be tagged as one of the sharper looking laptops
available in the market.
The island style keyboards which are the trademark of Sony provide excellent key size and spacing.
2.       Build Quality
Sony Vaio laptops are known for the quality materials they are made up of.
Reliability and sustainability are the two key features of these laptops mainly
because of the amazing build quality.
3.       Light Body
Vaio series laptops are one of the lightest laptops produced ever.
The carbon fiber body not only makes it look awesome but also retains the
lightness. Also the aluminum wrist plate gives it a solid look.
4.       Sound 
This is one area where Sony generally excels whether it’s a laptop are a TV.
Audio is excellent which provides you an amazing gaming and movie experience.
5.       Supports Heavy Multitasking
Sony Vaio laptops are known for their high performance levels which gives a smooth ride
while performing heavy multi-tasking such as playing HD video, surfing the net and working on office documents at the same time.
6.       Glossy Screens
Sony Vaio laptops are considered to have one of the best screens in the market whether it is
touch screen or the simple one. The unique screen design and resolution is one of their main USB.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Net Neutrality : Equal Access to All

What is Net Neutrality?
Net Neutrality is the principle that preserves our right to communicate freely online.
It says that Internet Service Providers & governments should treat all data on internet equally, not discrimination or charging deferentially by user, content, site, platform, application or mode of communication.

The Issue
Without Net Neutrality ISPs can prevent users from visiting some sites, carve the internet into slow and fast lanes and can charge differently to access different sites on internet.
There are 4 different types of discrimination in this regard
1. Discrimination by protocol
2. Discrimination by IP address
3. Favoring private networks
4. Peering discrimination

Why Net Neutrality is Important ?
Net Neutrality is important for small business, start-ups and entrepreneurs who rely on free internet for promoting their business and ideas, connecting to their potential clients and building connections.
It is important for the youth to seek job opportunities and earn their livelihood as a freelancer.
For students it is important as it provides them free access to different study materials online which will help them in their academic growth.
Without net neutrality the innovation over the internet would be in control of the internet gatekeepers, the ISPs.
The freedom to raise voice over internet against anything illegal or wrong happening in the country, society, religion or any other aspect of life will no longer be yours.

Supporters of Net Neutrality
1. President Barak Obama
2. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler
3. Netflix
4. Millions of common people using net on a daily basis across the globe
5. Microsoft
6. Twitter
7. Yahoo
8. eBay
9. Tumblr
10. Public Knowledge

Opponents of Net Neutrality
AT&T, Verizon, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Nokia, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Juniper, Panasonic, Ericsson etc.

How can we support Net Neutrality
There is a website created -
Visit the site and send a mail directly to TRAI, expressing your grief and discomfort about how telecom companies are snatching free internet from you.
23rd April is the last date after which TRAI will take its decision depending upon the responses received from the Indian people.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Best selling samsung laptops..

In today’s world, gadgets form a very important part of our life.
It is very difficult for us to think of daily life chores in the absence of gadgets.
Today the most useful gadget after mobile is laptop, a day without which seems the end of the world.

There are lots of companies which have made their name in the laptop world, Dell, Apple, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Samsung to name a few.

Let’s focus on the points which should be kept in mind while purchasing a laptop
•             Size
If you plan to carry laptop while travelling, it is wise to choose one that is light and portable.
If you plan to keep laptop at one location then you can go for larger screens.
•             Processor.
For gamers and professionals they can choose Intel i5 or i7 while normal users can go for i3.
•             Memory
The memory requirements depend on the type of tasks you are going to perform on the laptop.   
If you want to use your laptop for professional or gaming purpose the RAM has to be on the higher side, for normal users a 2 GB RAM will suffice.
•             Storage
All modern laptops come with hard disk having space of 500 GB or above which is sufficient for most of the users.
•             Operating System
Windows and OS X for MacBook are the most popular OS of all time.
The interface provided by OS should be user friendly and robust.
•             Price
A laptop packaged with all required features and not too heavy on the pocket is the need of the hour.

Samsung though synonymous with smartphones has plenty of impressive notebooks under its belt.
Here are some popular Samsung Laptops available in the market -:
Samsung NP300E4V-A01IN
Performance: Pentium Dual Core, 1.8 GHZ, 2 GB RAM
Size: 14 inch
Storage: 320 GB HDD

Samsung NP355E5C-A01IN
Performance: AMD, APU Dual Core, 1.7 GHZ, 2 GB RAM
Size: 15.6 inch
Storage: 320 GB HDD

Samsung NP370R5E-S06IN
Performance: i3, 4 GB RAM, 2.5 GHZ
Size: 15.6 inch
Storage: 750 GB HDD

Samsung Series 3 NP300ESE-A03IN Laptop
Performance: i3 3rd Gen, 2.5 GHz, 6 GB RAM
Size: 15.6 inches
Storage: 500 GB HDD
Battery: Li-ion, 6 hours

Samsung Series 4 NP530U4C- S06IN Laptop
Performance: i3 3rd Gen, 1.9 GHz, 4 GB RAM
Size: 14 inches
Storage: 750 GB HDD / 24 GB SDD
Battery: 4 hours

Samsung Series 3 NP350V5C-S03IN Laptop
Performance: i5 3rd Gen, 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM
Size: 15.6 inches
Storage: 1 TB HDD
Battery: Li-ion, 6 hours

Samsung Series 3 NP300E5C-A02IN Laptop
Performance: i5 3rd Gen, 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM
Size: 15.6 inches
Storage: 750 GB HDD
Battery: Li-ion, 6 hours

Samsung Series 3 NP350V5C-S0BIN Laptop
Performance: i5 3rd Gen, 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM
Size: 15.6 inches
Storage: 1 TB HDD
Battery: 3 hours

Monday, April 13, 2015

ASUS ZenFone 2 -: How it can redefine my smart phone experience

I am excitedly waiting for 23rd April.
If you are thinking that there is India vs Pakistan match or my birthday on this day, then you guys are wrong.
If you got it right on the second time then pat your back and for all those who are still confused, here comes the big announcement.

One of my most favorite brand, ASUS is launching it’s most awaited model “ZenFone 2” in the Indian market.
I am pretty sure that this phone will bring a revolution in the smartphone industry and redefine the smartphone experience.

According to me 5 reasons because of which ASUS ZenFone 2 can redefine my smartphone experience are as below

1. Performance -:
It is world’s 1st smartphone with 4 GM RAM.
Imagine uninterrupted experience of gaming, music, apps and photography at the same time.
Efficient performance of different tasks requires sufficient memory and when it is 4GB RAM, you don’t have to worry at all.

2. Vibrant Design -: 
This ultra slim phone has an incredible slim profile which is just 3.9 mm at the thinnest edge.
Such design makes ZenFone 2 comfortable to hold and easier to use.
This powerful device is also a sheer beauty. The iconic ASUS concentric circle design is a treat to eyes. It’s rear cover is crafted with an outstanding hairline finish which creates an amazing visual effect.
Also it is available in various premium and striking colors to reflect my personality and mood.

3. Razor-Sharp Display
ZenFone 2  is equipped with a high resolution 1920 x 1080 full HD IPS display that offers wide 178 degree viewing angles.  ASUS built in TruVivid technology provides brilliant clarity and sharpness in every image making the world look more colorful and stunning.
Watching HD videos & movies and playing games involving high quality graphics was never so much fun before.

4. Incredible Camera
ZenFone 2 comes with 13 MP rear facing and 5 MP front facing camera which provides incredible photography experience.
It’s PixelMaster camera technology provides unparalleled performance in all conditions.
Through a combination of adjusting pixel size and advanced image processing algorithms, it increases light sensitivity by up to 400%, enhances noise reduction and boost color contrast by up to 400%.
The dual-LED Real Tone flash captures the real tone of the subjects providing the most natural illumination.
I love photography and there is no need of a DSLR when I have a phone with such amazing camera quality and specifications.

5. Simpler & Personalized ZenUI 
The best thing about ZenFone 2 is that it always matches my mood.
It gives me complete freedom to choose from a variety of themes and live wallpapers to personalize by experience of using a phone.
The brand new ZenUI has variety of new features in the kitty, including ZenMotion , SnapView  and Trend Micro security that enhances usability, ensure security and deliver a seamless user experience.

The list of reasons doesn't end here.
There are many more reasons which make me love this smartphone which has got everything to redefine my smart phone experience.

This post is written for ASUS India

Saturday, April 11, 2015

My #WashBucketChallenge !!! I loved #SharingTheLoad

From childhood itself I used to help my mother in many household works.
Whenever the maid was on leave I used to help her in washing clothes and utensils.

But as I grew up I became busy in my studies, playing sports and hanging out with friends, because of which I couldn’t help my mother in her work.
Though there are lots of technological advancements in past few years where latest devices like fully automated washing machines, dish washers, vacuum cleaners have made life a bit easy but still the load exists. Also my mom has grown older so it is time to share and sometimes even bear it completely.

In today’s world woman’s place is not only in kitchen or in the home for doing household works.
She also has dreams, passion to see herself successful and reach new heights.

She is someone who works shoulder to shoulder with a man in all aspects of life so why should she bear the load of household work alone. I have taken a pledge to share the load with the women of my house, first with my mom and in future with my wife.

I was thinking about ways on how to give it an improvisation, when I came across the #WashBucketChallenge activity on Blogadda in association with Ariel India.
I was damn happy and thought of taking the #WashBucketChallenge right away.

But to my amazement, seeing me, my father too insisted in taking the challenge as he too felt the need to #ShareTheLoad.

I was double happy to see my dad also interested in taking up the challenge. Quickly I applied for the challenge , all thanks to Blogadda, and both of us waited excitedly for the Ariel Matic.

Finally the day came when the courier guy delivered the much awaited Ariel Matic.
It was weekend and me and my dad was ready to take the challenge.
We have fully automatic washing machine Bloomwash from Whirlpool.

I asked mom to give all her dirty sarees that needs to be washed.
It was the first time when only mom’s clothes were put in the machine.

Ariel Matic did the magic and all the clothes were perfectly clean.

I and Dad were super happy after completing the challenge but more than us it was mom who was super duper happy to see us #ShareTheLoad so enthusiastically.

This post is a part of the #WashBucketChallenge activity at is association with Ariel India'.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mi Redmi Note 4G - My Experience

I was thinking of buying a new phone around 10k as per my budget.
Huawei Honor 6, Micromax Yu Yureka and Mi Redmi Note 4G were the main contenders.

Finally after checking the specifications and reading reviews across various sites I decided to go for Note 4G.

Read here my experience of using the phone for past one month.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

7 facts about Onsite Chair : Every IT guy dream

If you are into IT industry, you might very well know about that one word which brings smile on everyone's face -"Onsite".

The first question asked by the interviewee is "Are there onsite opportunities in the project".
Everyone who enters IT world dreams of sitting on the onsite chair at some point of time in his/her life.

This onsite chair is loved by all and has the power to change the financial, social and cultural status of a person. In some cases even the attitude and behavior is also controlled by this magical chair.

So lets see 7 facts about this extraordinary onsite chair -:

1. Yeah that's really true. Once a person gets to sit on this chair, he/she doesn't want to leave it.

2. Once having an affair with the chair for 5 years, a person wants to continue the same relationship
    for as many more years as he can, may be lifelong.

3. Once the onsite chair is been allocated to a person, it is booked for next 5 years atleast. It
    can be compared to a minster's chair.

4. If you think by working hard day and night you can get the privilege to sit on this chair, well try
    for yourself and see the result..;)

5. Once you get the opportunity to grab the onsite chair, treats to school friends, college friends,
    room mates, team mates, girl friend, best friends and many more follow.

6. From the time your visa is initiated to the time you get the flight ticket, every stage requires sheer
    amount of luck to be successful.

7. If a person doesn't get onsite chair after so much of fasts, temple visiting and what not,
    get married to someone who has one...;)

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