Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Make the Axis Acquaintance" Blogadda Meet

Last Saturday I got the opportunity to visit the corporate office of Axis bank situated in the Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound. The purpose of the visit was to attend the "Make the Axis Acquaintance" bloggers meet hosted by Blogadda.

As I entered the Axis Bank building I was amazed to see the classy interiors that made it look superb.
The security was of high class level. We were given a pass that was required for all the guests who entered the building. 
The meeting hall was on the 8th floor so me and my friend Ste quickly made our way to the floor.

We were a bit late and we regret on missing the initial part of the meet.
The agenda of the meet was the launch of the Axis Mobile App.

I loved the tagline which says - Axis Mobile, carry the bank in your pocket.

Now let me brief you in detail of the newly launched Axis Mobile App
Axis mobile App is very simple, user-friendly, convenient and secure mobile banking application.


Who all can use it?
All Axis bank customers with -:
1. Saving Account
2. Current Account
3. Only credit card owners.

What all you need to use it?
Just a mobile with following OS
1. Android
2. iOS
3. Windows
4. Mobile Web


Different Attractive features
1. This is the most amazing of all features, you can add a non Axis bank beneficiary in just a
2. View all types of summary, be it account, bill, loan or card.
3. View and schedule bill payments
4. Set your transaction limit on the go in between Rs 50k to 10 lakhs.
5. Now these are really unique features
    a. convert your transactions to EMI.
    b. block and replace your cards.
6. And this one is my favorite, the redemption of reward points in form of cashbacks, discounts     and different offers on movie tickets, restaurants , brands etc.


Security features
1. You can onboard only with the bank registered mobile number.
2. Add beneficiaries using the 2FA security.
3. Switch your cards on/off instantly.
4. Option to get your app account terminated on your phone in case it is lost or stolen.
5. Daily transaction limit of Rs 30,000 for first 5 days after registration.

Personalized Experience
1. Find offers near you whenever you want.
2. Convert your credit card transactions to EMI with one single click.
3. Set your most frequent transactions as favorites.
4. Reorder the menu as per your choice.
5. View and Redeem edge loyalty points anytime.
6. Add photos for your accounts and beneficiaries.

During the presentation of the App we were free to ask questions and doubts.
I asked two questions -:
1. When the demat facility will be integrated in the App.
2. There should be a referral loyalty program under which people should be given
    extra reward points for referring a friend or relative to open account with Axis bank and 
    use their mobile App.

The Axis mobile bank team told that the above features will be integrated in their March or April release.

Also some other questions were asked, which included
1. When will be App be integrated with social media so that a user can login using Facebook         or Twitter.
2. How heavy is the App on memory.

The Axis team were on their toes to respond with satisfactory answers.

After the presentations and Q&A round was over, everyone headed towards the canteen for lunch.
Gulan Jamun and Gajar Halwa were among my favorites.

It was an interactive meet with lot of sharing and learning.
Axis Bank has brought a new innovation in the area of mobile banking.
I just loved the App and I am pretty sure that it is soon going to rule the future of mobile banking.

This post is about 'Make the Axis Acquaintance' meet conducted by Axis Bank in association with 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Van Heusen MY FIT - A new innovation in clothing world !!

About the Brand
Van Heusen one of the most popular clothing brands is owned by Madura Fashion & Lifestyle Ltd, (Aditya Birla Group).

In the early years of 19th century Isaac Phillips met John Van Heusen resulting in the creation of their most popular brand “Van Heusen”. They are the ones who brought a revolution in the clothing industry by inventing collar.

There are more than 500 outlets of Van Heusen around the world out of which 100 are in India.

MY FIT – The greatest innovation in clothing industry
Van Heusen has introduced MY FIT which is going to be the game changer of future clothing industry.

After invention of collar, MY FIT can be considered as the next greatest innovation in the clothing industry. Choosing from the style and perfect fit is the thing of the past, now is the time to create one which feels like it is made for you.

MY FIT helps you create a shirt which is fit for your body type and personal style preferences.
There are more than 6 fits, 13 sizes and 10000 possible combinations which cover the need of every human being on this earth without making him compromise.

How MY FIT works

Once you are at the home page of Van Heusen India you will see four options to select from
1. Sale
2.Van Heusen man

Select MY FIT and then click here to begin which will take you to the home page of MY FIT.
The home page – is an Aditya Birla Nuvo initiative.
Once you get started it will ask for
A. Shirts
B. Trousers
C. Suits

Let’s start with Shirts.
Here you can choose your body types from 6 different options available
1.Custom – For normal body type like Vivek Oberoi.
2. Slim- For people who are slim like Ishant Sharma.
3. Tall- For people who are tall and have greater body length like Amitabh Bachan ji.
4. Athletic – For people like Salman Khan.
5. Plus- For plus size people who are tall and a bit healthy like Arjun Kapoor when he was a teenager.
6. Healthy – For people like Satish Kaushik.

So this covers almost 99.99% people on this earth.
According to your selection the changes are reflected on the image of shirt which appears on the right hand side.

Next you can choose the size from a wide range of options depending on the body type you have.
The people at Van Heusen have cleverly put the size options which will match your body type and make the shirt fit perfectly on you.

After you are done day dreaming with girls craving for you in the shirt it’s time to choose the fabric to make more hearts beat.
There are all possible types of fabric you can think of.

Once you are done choosing the right material it’s time to select the sleeve, full or half are the 2 options.

Well choosing sleeve is normal but getting a choice to select your own sleeve length is just awesome.
You can choose a sleeve length +1 or -1 inch of the standard size.

Collar is the penultimate option of the MY FIT Shirt.
Half cut away and Mandarin are the 2 options available.

Last in the list is Cuff.
Glad to see they have options here too. Chisel or Double can be one of your choice.

On similar lines MY FIT Trouser and MY FIT Suit also takes care of each of your needs when it comes to choosing the perfect attire.

My Experience of MY FIT
As Van Heusen is a famous brand in the world of clothing, I was excited to visit their store and explore the new concept introduced by them called MY FIT.

I visited their site and checked for the stores in Mumbai.
As I was going to visit Kala Ghoda festival on weekend so I was looking for a store somewhere in Churchgate and fortunately found one in Fort.

I got a bit late at Kala Ghoda and was praying the store to remain open.

When I visited the store the shutter was half closed. I was disappointed but thought of trying my luck once. I asked the security guard if the store was still open and he told me to go inside and ask the staff.
I went inside and to my surprise the store executive greeted me with a smile.
I told him about the MY FIT concept which I wanted to experience and he was happily ready to explain it to me.

There are 3 divisions in MY FIT
1.MY FIT Shirt
2.MY FIT Trouser
3.MY FIT Suit

I wanted to buy a shirt and a trouser so he proceeded with MY FIT Shirt.

There are around 7 categories available to create the perfect shirt for me.
I had never seen a brand give so many options to the customers which covers almost 100% of their needs. This is really amazing. The fabrics are of superb quality.
The best among all categories is Body type where you can select a shirt demanding upon your body structure.
I selected a tall fit, 40 size, royal blue shirt.

For the first time in my life I got a shirt which was a perfect fit for me, otherwise some or the other fitting was always required.

Sometimes the stitching was not that good because of which the look of the shirt used to fade away.
Also as I couldn't find a perfect fitting shirt so had to always compromise with the size.

Either I had to pick a shirt which was a bit flabby or a shirt which was skin fit.In the flabby shirt I used to look like an uncle and in the skin fit my belly used to make me look the same.

I was relieved after trying MY FIT Shirt and was really excited to know what is in store in MY FIT trouser.
Well to be honest I loved MY FIT Trouser as much as I loved MY FIT Shirt as I have always faced problem with my size and had to select a trouser of a size less or a size more, but here I got the perfect fit.
The people at Van Heusen are genius as they have understood the problem of unavailability of intermediate sizes.

For example in market we have a trouser of size 32, 34 & 36 but none with size 33 or 35.
My size is 35 and till date had to wear +1 size trouser but not anymore.

Also the length of my legs is more so it was difficult to find a trouser that fit me perfectly but the ultra slim type concept of MY FIT trouser worked magical for me.

Finally I selected ultra slim, 35 size, black micro self stripe trouser.

I got both the things ordered and now I am waiting for them to arrive soon.

Both the Shirt and Trouser are home and I am all set for my photo shoot..;)

I am really impressed by the material, design and fitting of the clothes.
Van Heusen now comes at the top of my priority list when it is about buying formal clothes.

Do try MY FIT, it's really magical !!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ehsaan Kardo !!! - A Request To My Crush

This one is for all those who have one sided love.......

Mera dil chuurane waali mohatarma..
Mujh par bas itna ehsaan kardo..
Tumhari zindagi ke kimti palo me se..
Kuch pal mere naam kar do..

Jab se dekhi hai tumhaari muskurahat..
Lagta hai gulaab tumse hi khilnaa sikhe hai..
Jabse dekha chaandi jaisa rang tumhara..
Titliyo ke bhi rang feeke se lagte hai..

Tumse milne ko bechen sa hai dil..
Iss becheni me thoda aaram bhar do..
Zindagi ke kimti palo me se..
Kuch pal mere naam kar do..

Tumhe yaad karna..tumhaare baare me sochna..
Ab iske alaawa hume kuch kaam nahi..
Dil-o-dimaag par tere siwaa..
Ab aur koi naam nahi..

Meri zindagi ek khaali kitaab hai..
Kuch panno par apna naam bhar do..
Zindagi ke kimti palo me se..
Kuch pal mere naam kar do..!!!!! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Live life king size - Befikar Umar Bhar

Today's world is full of struggle, competition and inconsistency.
You have a job today, but you might not have it tomorrow.
A person loves you today but she might hate you tomorrow.

Nothing is permanent. You are a successful person living a prosperous and happy life when suddenly a tragedy can change everything.

Everyone wants to get name, fame and money.
In this race of earning money people are burdened with responsibilities, expectations and tensions.
He has to put aside his own dreams and aspirations to fulfill those of others. But I don’t want a life full of compromises and sacrifices.

I want a life without any constraints, nothing to hold me back.
A life where I can do what I want in the present without worrying about the future.

If such a life was possible I would spend it doing the top 5 things on my bucket list.

1. Travel around the world -:
I love to explore new places, meet new people and understand different cultures.
There are lots of beautiful and amazing places in the world which are unique in themselves and visiting each one of them is my dream.

I want to go to South Africa and explore the wildlife present there.
I want to visit Paris and kiss my girlfriend in front of the Eiffel tower.
I want to visit Egypt and study the mysterious pyramids.
In short a world tour full of adventure and new learning is at the top of my priority list.

2. Build a chain of coins & stamps museums -:
The second thing on my bucket list is to own a chain of coins & stamps museums.
Collecting rare Indian coins and foreign currencies is my passion from childhood.
I have around 30 countries coins and more than 1000 old Indian coins.
There are more than 5000 stamps in my collection covering around 50 countries of the world.

Coins and Stamps are an intrinsic component of the cultural heritage of a country mirroring its economic history. By preserving them we are preserving the heritage of a country.
My dream is to create the biggest coins and stamps museum in the world.

3. Blog & write stories
Blogging is my passion and to become an author is my dream.
I am blogging since 2011 and in the next 5 years I want to see my blog among top 100 blogs of India.
Also I love to pen down stories, especially non fictional which are inspired from real life. My dream is to get my own love story published as a novel.

4. Play games
During my childhood I used to love playing video games.
As I grew up I started playing table tennis and badminton.

Cricket, basketball and volleyball were compulsory in our school so I took interest in them too.
In no time I was part of my school cricket, table tennis, basketball and badminton team.

After I left school I lost all my touch as I was stuck in a hectic schedule.
Today I am a working professional who has no time to play any game.

If I get a life without any worries and tensions, I will definitely devote a large chunk of it in playing games.

5. Social Work
From childhood itself I loved to help others and do something for the welfare of the society.
I always wanted to start an NGO for the orphan children and work for the betterment of their future.

Also I want a society free from all kind of discriminations, reservations and superstitions. If I get an ideal life I will definitely work towards building a society as mentioned above.

This post is part of contest Befikar Umar Bhar by IDBI on Indiblogger.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Indori famous street food destination, Sarafa - A PhotoWalk

Indore the heart and commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh is famous for its food items and the love for food.
If we talk about foodies in India, Indoris are going to be placed at the top of the list.

The variety and taste of Indori cuisines is famous all over India.
One of the most famous destination of food lovers in Indore is "Sarafa".

I just love the place like any foodie will do.
Here are some the famous food items whose quality of taste you won't get anywhere in India.

Rabri and Gajar Halwa Mix
This is a killer combo. All the sweet lovers so try this at least once.
Your taste buds will have an experience of lifetime.

GaraduThis is a very famous indigenous dish of Indore which you will mainly get in Winters.
Garadu chat is the name by which it is sold.
For all the spicy lovers this is one thing that you should try if you happen to visit Indore in Winters.

Dahi Bada
You will get the yummiest Dahi Badas of India at Joshi Dahi Bada House.
It is a very old shop in Sarafa where people come from all over Indore to taste the unique Dahi Badas prepared here.

Bhutte Ka Kiss
Bhutte ka kiss is another famous dish of winter which we get in Sarafa.
This mouth watering specialty of Indore is a must try whenever whenever you visit this place.

Imarti or Jalebi
Another specialty of Indore which come in a combo is Poha and Imarti or Jalebi.
The taste and size of Jalebi that you get in Indore specially in Sarafa is difficult to find all over India.

This post is part of the theme
Indore - The heart of Central India where a series of posts will be dedicated to the 14th largest city of India - Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh.

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Experience #UnconditionalLove with the Zenfone - Ideal Valentine

Today is 14th February, the day of love which is celebrated worldwide as Valentine’s Day.
On this day there are 2 types of people, one who has a partner and the other who doesn't.

I fall in the first category and I am really happy as I have got my ideal valentine.
My partner has no demands but it fulfills all my wishes.

It has everything you want in a partner because it is none other than ASUS Zenfone 6.

The first thing that you look in a partner is good looks.
ASUS Zenfone 6 has a great look and feel. 6 inch screen makes it look grand and presentable.
I love my partner to be tall and slim and ASUS Zenfone 6 is the perfect match.
Also the touch is amazing which makes you fall for it.

The second thing I love to do with my partner is click pictures, especially selfies.
ASUS Zenfone 6 comes with a selfie mode which helps me click amazing pictures.
13 megapixel camera gives me some great quality images.
So be it a sunny day or a full moon night, relaxing at a beach or trekking on a mountain, with ASUS Zenfone 6 it is easy to click those moments which we can cherish in future.

The next thing that I look in my partner is beauty with brain.
Communication between us should be smooth and interactive.
The response should not be delayed but quick and crispy.
The inbuilt ZenUI in ASUS Zenphone 6 helps to improve the performance and better the communication.
The Intel processor is really powerful which makes the processing amazingly fast.
Whatever I ask it, the answer should be fast and accurate.
I like if my partner handles multi tasking easily and Zenphone never disappoints me.

Now comes the fourth and penultimate thing which I want in my valentine is it should not get exhaust or tired easily.
I want my partner to be active and sporty like me. I would love to talk to it day and night. 
I am adventurous, outgoing and explorer who is always on a move and I want my partner to be with me always.

ASUS Zenphone 6 matches my requirements perfectly.
With a gigantic battery which last for more than 12 hours this amazing phone is the top battery performer in its segment.
Watching movies, listening to music and playing games together for hours is what I would love to do with my partner and Zenphone is the perfect partner in crime.

Finally the last thing that I look in my valentine is it should not cost me a bomb.
Anything looks pleasant and lovely only when it fits my budget.
If my valentine demands are quite expensive making me beg for money, it's better to stay single.
Zenfone 6 is a decent deal. 
Under Rs 15,000 it’s a remarkable partner which will fulfill all your demands without asking anything in return. 
Imagine no fights, no mood swings and no expectations with your peace of mind intact.

This post is part of contest #UnconditionalLove with Zenfone 

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Chaah kar bhi...chaah na sake !!

This Valentine....This one is for all those who have a broken heart...or a one sided love story.....

Chaah kar bhi usse…
Hum chaah naa sake..
Paakr bhi usse..
Hum paa naa ske…

Dil ne to pehli nazar me..
Keh dia thaa..”ye hai koi apna”..
Par kisi aur ki amaanat ko hum…
Apnaa na ske…

Chahata agar usse paane ke liye kuch krna…
To duniyaa ki har had paar kr skta thha..
Par  uski taraf se naa hua pyaar ka izhaar..
To ek kdam bhi na bdaa ske..

Mere paas rkhi uski har tasveer ko..
U to jalaa dia mene..
Par dil me jo chhap chuki thhi uski tasveer..
Usse chaah kr bhi naa jalaa ske..

Chaah kar bhi usse…
Hum chaah naa sake..
Paakr bhi usse..
Hum paa naa ske..!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"Live Life King Size"

Duusro ki talaash me..
Kyu khud ko kho raha huu me..
Jab hu me muskuraane ke kaabil..
To kyu duusro ke liye ro raha hu me..

Duusro ko khush karne me..
Na jaane kya kya aadate daal lii..
Badal dia iss duunia ne hume puri tarah..
Aur fir kehte hai.." Tum me wo pehli waali baat nahi !! "

Tension lene ki esii lat lag gyiii..
Ki bhul gye ki life to jeene ke liye mili thhi..
Paisa bachaane me ese juut gye sab..
Ki bhul gye ki life to daulat kamaakar kharch krne ke liye mili thhi..

To hataa do ye gum ke baadal zindagi se..
Tabhi to khushi ka suraj khil paaega..
Enjoy karo life ke har moment ko..
Kyunki life ka "The End" kabhi bhii ho jaaega :)

So,live life .....King Size :) :)