Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Axis Digital" Blogadda Meet

It was my second Axis meet and I was damn excited to know what magic these guys at Axis are going to present before us.

The venue was same, corporate office of Axis bank situated in the Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound.

The high class security and classy interiors were equally appealing as they were on my first visit.
As usual the lazy I was a bit late and I regret to miss the starting initial part of the meet.

The agenda of the meet was the launch of “Ping Pay” app by Axis Bank.

Here the magic begins.

What is Ping Pay

It is a multi social payment application by Axis Bank. With this app you can simply ping and send/ask for money or recharge to anyone on your Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Email or Phone book.

You can add digital content like pictures, video, text or audio to give a personal touch to the transaction and make it fun.

Ping Pay has been developed in partnership with Fastacash, a Singapore based, venture-capital backed firm. Fastacash’s technology enables value (money, airtime, coupons, etc) transfers, along with digital content, across any social network and messaging platform.

Why Ping Pay

The most appealing and amazing thing about this app is, it is an entry point for non-Axis customers. The impressive UI and features provides a rich user experience while banking.
Also people are more digitally and socially connected so this app is apt and most convenient for them. The only banking social payment application which allows users to share digital content like text, images, audio and video, while sending/asking for money/mobile recharge.

Features of Ping Pay

1.       Send & Ask money through social media.
2.       Send & Ask recharge socially.
3.       Open saving account with Axis and view balance.

Security Features

ü  Sim locking
ü  Device locking
ü  OTP

Transaction Level
ü  Ping Code
ü  Fastalink is locked to a profile – cannot be forwarded
ü  Transaction limit is Rs 50000 per day and transaction.

How Ping Pay Works
The app provides an innovative, gesture based user experience that enables money transfers without having to type in the account number and the IFSC code. Sending or requesting money or mobile recharges with the Ping Pay app takes a few simple steps. When sending money, the user chooses a social or messaging channel and selects the name of the person to whom the money is to be sent. They enter the amount to be sent and set a “ping code” that is shared separately with the receiver. Upon confirming the transaction, the money is immediately sent and the receiver gets a message across the social or messaging channel selected by the sender. The receiver has 15 days to transfer the money to his/her bank account using IMPS. In the event, the receiver does not claim the money received within 15 days, the transaction would be auto-reversed to the sender’s account. Ping Pay also has ‘Ask for Money’ and ‘Ask for Recharge’ options, which would allow the receiver to put in a request for funds and also seek recharge from their friends and family across social.

Finally the magic show got over and I was a happy and satisfied man.
We had our set of questions and the Axis magicians answered them all quite superbly.

A sumptuous and delicious lunch was awaiting us and my taste buds were all set for the treat.
Gulab Jamun & Gajar ka halwa with ice cream made my day.

This post is about 'Digital Axis' meet conducted by Axis Bank in association with 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Airtel App - A must download for all Airtel users

Today the world is full of apps.  Every brand, every company has its own app and it also keeps on updating the same to give their customer a great user experience.

Telecom companies are nowhere behind when it comes to updating their apps.

India’s biggest telecom operator “Airtel has recently updated its My Airtel app with a fresh new design and features. The updated version of app has new deals and offers to attract more customers.

As an Airtel user I was excited to know about this announcement and without wasting any time I updated my “My Airtel App”.

The new app has come up with various new exciting features.

It lets you have access to any of the Airtel services which you like from any part of India.
You can order games and movies as per your choice. It manages your mobile, digitalTV, bill payments and broadband internet.

The app now also offers notification alerts for low balance, pack expiry date and due date for payments.

You can send and receive money and enjoy many other special offers.

I loved navigating through the new app.
The UI is awesome and it is quite easy to use the app.

3 key features which really impressed are as below
1.  The first exciting and unique feature about this new App is the shake feature.
     We need to just shake the mobile while we are in the App and it will bring the best recharge deals
     for us. Currently the shake feature is available only on Android but Airtel promises to bring it to
     iOS pretty soon. I found this feature pretty cool.

2. The next amazing thing about this new app is the “Airtel Surprises”.
     On every recharge get free coupons from merchant across categories like shopping, food,
     wellness, entertainment etc.  I love to shop for me and my girlfriend and free coupons always
     bring a smile on my face. 
3. The “I Want to” feature is another awesome addition in the current updated version of the app.
     It allows customer to make their frequent tasks (recharge of specific amount, recharge of specific
      mobile no, transfer of particular amount of money etc ) a quick action on their application’s home

Airtel is soon going to air a new advertising campaign dubbed “Bachat ki khunn khunn”, which will be highlighting the new features of the “My Airtel app”.

The in-application payment experience and card store feature have also been upgraded.
Airtel’s payment stack is now PCI-DSS certified to ensure a safe, secure and faster check out experience for customers using the “My Airtel app”.
I am really impressed by the features offered by Airtel in the updated “My Airtel app”.
It is a must try for all the Airtel users and trust me you will really love it.

Download the App from here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Buying a second hand bike in Ahmedabad..!!

Bike Market in India
India is one of the fastest growing market for the automobile industry especially cars and bikes.
All sport bike companies and big names of the biking industry are eager to launch their bikes in India.
Whether it’s a new bike or a second hand babe, craze for speed demons have increased manifold among the youngsters of India.

Fastest growing Bike hubs in India
Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, and Chennai are among the fastest growing bike markets in India but the city that leads the pack is Ahmedabad.
Today’s market is full of amazing bikes having all the features which can make anyone go crazy hence the desire to get your hands on different sexy speed demons have increased a lot./
As a result the second hand bike market is on a boom and Ahmedabad has evolved as the biggest second hand bike market in India.

Factors considered while buying a second hand bike in Ahmedabad -:
There are 4 different categories which can help you choose the best second hand bike according your needs.

1. Budget
    There are bikes less than Rs 30,000 which are the basic models known for giving the best mileage.
    So if you are just looking for mileage, go for these bikes.
    Then there is the middle category from Rs 300,000 to Rs 80,000 which includes the most popular
    bikes by volume. These bikes for known to have decent mileage and looks and also can satisfy
    your speed craziness to some extent.
    Finally the speed demons above Rs 80,000 which are known for their awesome looks, powerful
    engine and an experience of adrenaline rush when you ride them.

2. The age of bike
     Basically a bike which is purchased within 5 years from the date of sell is preferred.

3. The Kms Driven
     A bike if driven more is not much preferred as it is more prone to issues and troubles.
     According to me 50,000 kms should be threshold limit.

4. Bike Manufacturer
    The most important thing people check out before buying a bike is it’s manufacturer.
     Some of the popular brands are Hero, Bajaj, Honda, Hero Honda, Yamaha, Royal Enfield,
     Harley Davidson and TVS.

Popular bikes of Ahmedabad second hand bike market
Some of the popular bikes are as follows

1. Bajaj Pulsar
2. Hero Honda Splendor
3. Bajaj Discover
4. Royal Enfield Bullet
5. Hero CBZ
6. Hero Karizma
7. TVS Star City
8. Honda Shine
9. Honda Stunner
10. Yamaha Fazer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#EkNayiLeague, a league of Mr Kapil Dev !!!

Mr Kapil Dev, the famous cricketer and the captain of the Indian cricket team who won the first cricket world cup for India is not talking about cricket these days.

He is not busy coaching the newcomers and supporting the Indian cricket team but he is busy managing his twitter account.

Yes there is a buzz on his twitter account which is about #EkNayiLeague.
According to me this new league is going to be quite different and interesting as a person like Kapil Dev himself will be forming it.

Also I saw some videos which were created for the promotion of this new concept #EkNayiLeague.

Kapil Dev is seen talking to celebrities about how they will fail if they played his Nayi League with all their heart.
He is cautioning Kapil Sharma alias Bittu to not play this New League with his heart otherwise he will suffer from googly.
He also mentions about M.S Dhoni’s and his retirement and how people suggested against going that decision as both of them made the Indian team with all their heart.
But this new league is not to be played with heart.

He also talks about the women of India who are reaching new heights, especially in tennis he talks about Sania Mirza who plays from her heart, but again he cautions that his new league has nothing to do with heart.

So from his entire talking one thing is pretty clear that this new league is all about mind game and has nothing to do with heart, otherwise you will be hit wicket.

He is also talking about IPL and feels very proud to see young cricketers earning a handsome amount from it especially Yuvraj Singh who got a contract worth 16 crores Indian rupees in the current IPL season.

So basically I think this new league is also going to make people rich. It will raise the financial status of the participants. There is a speculation from my side that a good amount of money will be invested by various brands in this new league.

It can be a war between various teams/ individuals judging their decision making and various other mind boggling skills.

More or less it can be a reality show where people need to perform various tasks to retain their position in the league.

It can be a quiz or a game where people have to answer different questions correctly.

Whatever this new league is, it is all about the power of mind.

If by now you are able to predict something about this new league then here is your chance to win 1 lakh rupees.
Submit your prediction here and if your prediction is on target you can win a jackpot worth 1 lakh rupees and also a chance to meet Mr Kapil Dev.

Follow twitter account of Mr Kapil Dev to know more about his new league.

This post is written for #EkNayiLeague

Music on the go with top car stereos available in Hyderabad..

India is among the fastest growing car market in the world.
As a result biggies of the car industry have their focus on the Indian market.

The craze of owing a car in India has increased manifold in the last 5 years and with that the craze for car accessories have also increased on the same levels.
The most important and valued car accessory in the current times is Car music system.

Hyderabad is counted among the main car hubs in India and it also leads the pack when it comes to the best car subwoofers / stereos /speakers in India.

A car stereo has to not only compete with the sound of the engine, tires rolling on the ground but also the interiors of the car can absorb and reflect the audio differently.

The best car stereos are those which can give you control over the sound frequencies so that you can adjust the audio accordingly.

So let’s have a look at the main features, people of Hyderabad consider while buying a car stereo.

1. Audio Performance
    The most important feature of a car stereo is to produce the audio accurately.
    With the ever changing acoustic environment of the car, it is important to have control over the
    shape of the sound and for that we have EQ bands.
    The best car stereos should have 10 to 13 EQ bands. Also we should go with high powered stereos
   which matches with the power output of the car speakers.

 2. Playback Options
     A car stereo should be such that it provides ample of playback options.
     USB /AUX ports should be present which help you connect your smartphones or
     other playing device.

3. Look & Feel
     Today there are lots of stylish car stereos which are present in the market.
      A stylish and flashy car stereo adds to the beauty of the car interiors.

4. Display
     In recent times touch screen audio systems have brought a revolution in the car music system
     industry. There are easy to use and navigate and provide lot of features which are not provided by
     the traditional ones.

Now let’s check out the best car stereos brands of Hyderabad which are also the best in India

    They provide car audio systems at the most reasonable price.
    Also according to the price range they produce sound of very high quality.

2. JVC
    This Japan based company is known for manufacturing very high quality sound products at a
    reasonable price. Overall their products are good value for money.

3. Sony
    Sony is the leader of the industry for the best quality music products.
    They are also the most popular car stereo brand in the market.

4. Kenwood
    Kenwood is known for making quality car stereo products.
    It’s most popular device is the CD changer.

5. Bose
    Bose is one of the oldest and famous car stereo making companies.
    It aims at delivering as natural a sound as possible for its customers.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Buying a new car in Kolkata..

Indian Car Market
Indian car market has a tremendous scope for growth because of which it has become the focus of several biggies of the car industry. By 2015, India is expected to be the 4th largest automotive market by volume in the world.

Fastest growing Car hubs in India
In India the main car markets include – Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
But the city that leads the pack is the one where the first car was driven, Kolkata.
As a result Kolkata has become the prime focus of all biggies of the car industry.
So let's see the various options a person has when he is thinking of purchasing a new car in Kolkata.

Buying a new car in Kolkata
The commercial, cultural and educational centre of East India is also famous for its love for cars.
There is a vast market for buying new and second hand cars in Kolkata.
If you are looking for Hatchback cars, try from the below ones
1. Maruti Swift
2. Hyundai i20
3. Maruti Celerio
4. Hyundai i10
5. Hyundai Grand i10
6. Maruti Alto
7. Tata Bolt
8. Nissan Micra
9. Ford Figo
10. Chevrolet Beat

If you have a higher budget to afford Sedan Cars, here are your best options.
1. Tata Zest
2. Honda City
3. Honda Civic
4. Honda Amaze
5. Toyota Etios
6. Nissan Sunny
7. Skoda Rapid
8. Hyundai Verna
9. Ford Fiesta
10. Toyota Corolla
If you are looking for a luxury car to suit your personality and status, here are few options for you
1. Audi A4/ A6/ A8/ S6/ R8
2. BMW 3/5/7 Series
3. Skoda Superb
4. Mercedes-Benz-C/ E  Class
5. Jaguar XF/ XJ
6. Porsche Panamera
7. Austin Martin Rapide
8. Rolls-Royce Ghost
9. Bantley Flying Spur
10. Lamborghini Huracan
11. Ferrari F12berlinetta

Finally if you love cars with a macho build suiting your budget, here are the best ones for you
1. Ford Ecosport
2. Mahindra Scorpio/ Xylo/ XUV 500
3. Renault Duster
4. Tata Safari Storme
5. Chevrolet Tavera/ Aria
6. Nissan Terrano
7. Toyota Innova
8. Honda CR V
9. Toyota Fortuner
Here are some of the famous destinations for buying new cars in Kolkata

Let’s compare the best cars in Kolkata for 2 popular segments by volume

Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai i10 Sportz CRDi
Maruti Celerio ZXi Opt
Tata Bolt XT Diesel
Fuel type
Seating Capacity
Power Windows
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Front & Rear

Honda City VX Diesel
Nissan Sunny XV
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI
Fuel type
Seating Capacity
Power Windows
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Alloy Wheels

Sunday, May 3, 2015

When a non mumbaikar falls in love with a mumbaikar..Its fun..!!!

It's a famous saying that opposite attracts and fall in love, but what happens after that.
A small tale of a non mumbaikar who falls in love with a mumbaikar

How it starts

The initial days are fine but one fine day you face the real horror "Virar Train"

No phone network in local trains gives spark to your small fights.

When every restaurant just have paneer in veg and everything in the world, when it comes to non veg.


There is always Hollywood Action  vs   Bollywood mellodrama when it comes to movies 


A bachelor living alone in mumbai finds it hard to pass his time, while the localid finds it hard to give him time.

For the non mumbaikar every place seems to be half an hour away and there is a always a fight when he fails to make it on time..damn mumbai traffic.

When she finds the mumbai weather awesome while for the non mumbaikar, it sucks.
It stinks and sweats all the time.


The mumbaikar travels a lot and the non mumbaikar has his office just 15-20 mins away from his flat.

This post is just for a pinch of laughter and doesn't intend to offend anyone.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Where did I miss it any-day ?

I have loved you like crazy
And I know it increases every day.
But you believe I don't
And I think where did I miss it any-day.

I always think about us
And my actions depict the same.
But you believe I don't
And I think where did I miss it any-day.

Our choices, habits and selections don't match
And I have always tried to bridge the gap.
But you believe I don't
And I think where did I miss it any-day.

I care about you and your likes
Though I have some limitations but I always work to get them right.
But you believe I don't
And I think where did I miss it any-day.

I never intend to give you trouble and sufferings
And always try to ease your pain.
But you believe I don't
And I think where did I miss it any-day.

I know we are not the perfect couple
But our love is true and immortal.
I hope you believe in me this time
Because meri ka you are the only portal.