Tuesday, 30 June 2015

My Favourite Phone.

In today's world everyday there are changes in the mobile technology. If today you bought your new phone then its technology will become old tomorrow. In this fast changing world of smartphones you need a phone with advanced technology which is a step ahead of other phones in the market. While searching that step ahead smartphone. I came across Asus Zenfone 2. We all know how good Asus is when it comes to computers but it will be that good in smartphones too even I never imagined that.

In other phones I find maximum 4 or 5 features which impresses me but in Asus Zenfone 2, I found 10 features which blew me away. I know it is hard to believe but don't worry you will find the description all of those 10 features below.

5.5 inch Screen

Zenfone 2 has 5.5 inch IPS screen. If you want a phone (and not a tablet) then 5.5 inch screen is sufficient. It is a super anti scratch corning gorilla glass 3 screen with 20mn oleophobic anti finger coating. It has better scratch resistance than any other smartphone protection films in the market and its anti finger coating prevents the fingerprint on the LCD screen.


It has 64 bit intel atom super quad core processor. We have seen these kind of processors in computers only but Asus brings it in smartphone. You will feel the super power of 64 bit mobile computing. With the help of that apps will open quickly, games will run smoothly and you can effortlessly browse even busiest webpages.


It has 64 GB of internal memory with 4 GB RAM. Yes, you read it right 4 GB RAM. It is world's first 4 GB smartphone. Its like a monster power in your hand. Now your phone will not get slow even if you will run heavy loaded games like clash of clanes along with all the social media apps like facebook and twitter. Moreover with 64 GB of internal memory you can have all the apps and games you like.


Zenfone 2 has 13 MP rear camera. It comes with f/2.0 aperture lens and back sided illuminated high sensitivity BSI CMOS sensors for more light to be delivered through. It makes the experience of clicking the pictures amazing. Apart from 13 MP rear camera it has 5 MP front camera which will push you to take more and more selfies as it will take the quality of selfies to another level.

Intuitive rear controls

Zenfone 2 has highly intuitive control layout. Asus has incorporated a physical rear key in it. It helps clicking selfies and adjusting the volume. It will help clicking selfies in much better way. Now there is no need of keeping a finger on the screen while taking selfie as you can do it easily with that button. You can also adjust the volume with that button. Again it is one of the unique features which other smartphones do not have.

Operating System

Asus Zenfone 2 comes with android's latest version lollipop. Lollipop is the name of Android 5.0. Next version of  Android is being developed by google at the moment so it will take sometime to come out. Hence lollipop is going to be latest version of android for quite sometime.


3G is history now. All the telecom companies are about to launch 4G in India but don't worry Zenfone 2 is not behind in that too. It supports 4G and allows you to download at its fatest speed of 150 mbps. Didn't I mention that it is one step ahead from other smartphones.


Zenfone 2 has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band which gives you super fast Wi-Fi hotspot capability. So your phone can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot as well that too with awesome speed. You can connect all the devices of your house by using your Zenfone 2 as hotspot.


Asus Zenfone 2 has 3000 mAh Li-Polymer battery with BoostMaster fast charging technology. It charges upto 60% in just 39 minutes. One it has the best and the most long lasting battery among other smartphones and second this is it charges faster. We use smartphone by keeping 'how much charging is left' in mind but when you have this kind of battery then there is no need to worry about charging.

User Interface

Asus Zenfone 2 comes with Asus Zen UI 2.0. It has 1000+ software enhancements. It has services like photo collage, mini movie, super note and file manager. Moreover it has amazing themes to customize your phone. It will manage files on phone and will make it look good. Moreover it is very user friendly too.

Is there anything else you want in phone? It's not just a smartphone it is a super smartphone. Now you would be thinking the price of this phone would be around 60K but actually it comes in half of that. Asus Zenfone 2 comes in four different variants and its costliest variant is of Rs. 30K. At the moment it is my favourite phone and I am going to get it soon. What about you?

Tiramisu - A delicious dessert.

Cake. Whenever I hear that word my dil goes mmmmm. When I see the cake I can't resist myself from having a bite. I wonder how a person would have come up with an idea of cake. The soft base made of flour and eggs mixed with cream and decorated with chocolate and nuts. So yummy. When that thing goes in my mouth it takes me in some another world. It creates some kind of temptation in me. Cake is one of the best things created in this world. I eat cake when someone bake it for me or when I buy it from some cake shop. I am thinking of baking a cake for sometime now but whenever I think of it the fear of going something going wrong follows. Cake is made with lot of care and if anything goes wrong in the process then it will turn into disaster.

As they say where there is a will there is a way. As I was thinking of baking a cake I came across this recipe in food section of rewardme.in. Tiramisu. It is written in its recipe only that tiramisu is that kind of desert you could never go wrong with, whether you are an expert baker or not. It gets ready in six hours and thirty minutes. You require six or seven ingredients depending upon whether you are a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian. As its seventh ingredient is eggs. To make Tiramisu you need three egg yolks (optional), 500 gm Mascarpone cheese, 3 tbsp castor sugar, 400 ml espresso, 250 gm Savoiardi biscuits, 6 tbsp Amaretto liqueur and 80 gm dark chocolate shavings.

Now take a mid sized mixing bowl and in that mix mascarpone cheese, castor sugar and the egg yolks with an electric beater or by hand till peaks are formed. Keep that bowl aside after the peaks are formed in it with the help of beater. Then take a flat dish and in that mix the coffee and Amaretto liqueur. After that dip half of the Savoiardi biscuits into this mix and arrange in a serving dish. Spread half of the cheese and sugar mixture evenly over biscuits. Make another layer after that and for that dip the remaining biscuits in the coffee mixture. Finish off with rest of Mascarpone and sugar mix. Cover it with the plastic wrap and refigerate for at least six hours.

Tiramisu gets even better with refigeration. After six hours of refigeration Tiramisu will be ready to serve but sprinkle with dark chocolate shavings before serving. It is difficult to get Savoiardi biscuits so you can use poind cake instead of them. I think this dish is going to make a cook soon as I am definitely going to try it. Tiramisu is mostly used as a dessert and there are many versions of this yummy dessert and all the versions are easy to make. I would recommend you to try your hand at it and see how you can improvise and make the best Tiramisu.

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Monday, 29 June 2015

An outdoor sport is the key to healthy life.

These days diseases spread like a lightening. Diseases like swine flu and chicken guinea are getting invented on the regular intervals. Hence it is important to keep ourselves fit and healthy because these days one disease give an invitation to others. For example if you don't care about your increasing weight then you are going to suffer from obesity and obesity will bring whole chain of diseases with itself. If you take care of your increasing weight and bring it under control on time then you can avoid obesity and its chain of diseases. Not only that it will increase your immunity as well.

Now how to stay fit and healthy? People try lot of things to stay fit and healthy. People join gym, try different kinds of tablets and powders etc to stay fit and healthy. Actually all these things are very addictive and harmful for the body. People go to gym to reduce their weight but gym make the body stiff and once you stop going at gym, your body will gain the weight faster than ever. And with different kinds of tablets and powders you are making your body habitual to them. You are creating an addiction for them which is very harmful for you. So the best way to keep your body fit and healthy is by playing an outdoor sport.

An outdoor sport keeps you fit both ways physically as well as mentally. It is the natural way to keep your body fit and healthy. Neither it will make your body addictive nor your body will gain the weight faster than before. Moreover it is not all harmful for your body. I keep my body fit and healthy by playing cricket. I love that game and I am playing it for years now. It streches every muscle for my body. It burns all the calories of my body in just half an hour. Hence I can maintain my weight by just playing it for half an hour. It helps me gettimg vitamin D if I play it in morning.

Cricket doesn't only keeps me fit physically but mentally as well. I learn a lot from the game it helps me to keep presence of mind in every situation, it motivates me to take risks, it helps to keep my nerves calm in the most toughest situation in real life. There have been phases in my in which I have stopped playing it for couple of months but I have never experienced significant increase in my weight due to that. So I recommend to all the people to play an outdoor sport to keep yourself fit. Play that sport which you love may it be football, tennis, badminton, kabaddi or any other outdoor sport. It will surely keep you fit and healthy both physically as well as mentally. An outdoor sport is the most natural way to lead an healthy life.

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Smart Water Bottle

I use lot of Proctor and Gamble products. Head and Shoulders, Gillette, Duracell & Oral-B. I use all of them and on every product they mention the website rewardme.in. So one day I decided to check the website. I checked it and found lot of interesting and useful articles. While going through the articles I found one article named as Make a smart water bottle in crafts section. We all know how much important it is for us to drink water in summer. We need to take in certain amount of water compulsorily to keep ourselves hydrate during summer. Now to keep track of how much water you have actually drunk we have this concept of smart water bottle.

To make smart water bottle take two plastic water bottles, masking tape of different colours, scissors and a marker. Use masking tape and make three graduations on each bottle. Make the graduations equal. It will divide the bottle in five parts. Ultimately you will obtain five equal volumes of water to drink one volume of water every hour. Use the marker to mark the time on the bottle for each volume of water. For example if you are on a 9 to 5 job then start marking from 10 a.m. and from 10 a.m. go on till 5 p.m. There will be ten volumes of water and you can drink one volume of water every hour on your ten hour job.

I don't get pure water at my work place. I try my best to avoid that impure water as I often used to fall sick because of that impure water. I used to suffer from tonsils every month. This summer I suffered from diarrhoea and due to that doctor asked me to do some tests. In those tests he found out that I drink very less water. I told him about the impurity of water at my work place is the reason for that. After getting cured from diarrhoea I decided to take two water bottles with me at my work place. So that I don't drink water there. It has been a month since I am taking two water bottles at my work and I haven't fallen sick since then.

Now this article will help me to keep the track of water I take in daily. Sometimes it happens that I get so busy in work that I do not consume water for 2-3 hours. Hence it will also push me to consume certain volume of water every hour. This article will keep me hydrated during the summer in the most interesting way. Moreover I will get habituated to take in certain amount of water every hour with these smart water bottles.

If you want to see how make a smary water bottle then click here.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

It's my dad's birthday

Today is my dad's 51st birthday. He has crossed 50 years but he don't have even a single white hair on his head. So I am a son 51 years young father. Since the day has begun I am trying to celebrate it the way likes to celebrate it. I made him cut chocolate cake last night in the presence of our family only. By god's grace the shirt was delivered today which I ordered online three days back. So I presented that in the morning. He love being in formal clothes so I decided to go for a formal shirt. Since morning I am recalling all the moments which I have lived him.

My grandma used to tell me that when I was born my father don't used to play with me like other fathers. He never even picked me in his arms. As I was growing up he was very strict to me like an angry young man. He never compromised on my studies. He himself used to teach me all the subjects in my childhood. He always wanted me to be a ranker of a class but I never was. I was rather a notorious guy in the class. So every year teachers used to call my father to complain and he used to hate that. When I reached in 8th standard then I realised that he is feeling ashamed because of me. Teachers are insulting him because of me. I stopped doing mischiefs in class then.

In 11th standard there was parents meeting after the first term results and there he saw my name on the board. I got highest marks in accountancy in the whole school. At that moment he was so proud of me that his was sparkling with happiness. He couldn't resist smiling for whole day. Finally he dream was fulfilled. As I became young he became my best friend. He became my guide. He used to sit with me every day and ask me hows my day?, is there any problem? etc. He still do so. I started sharing everything with him freely. He made me headstrong person. He taught me to live life with self respect. He sacrificed his dreams to fulfill mine.

Over the years in the process of satisfying needs of family he adopted simplicity. He has gone above materialism. Whenever I have to buy a gift for him I have to think a lot. I have to keep in mind that I buy that thing for him which he actually going to use. For him cutting the cake and shirt is immaterial. What he will actually cherish is the hug which I gave him last night. I hugged him and said I am going to be with you always. I saw that sparkle in his eyes again after that hug. So I think hug is the best gift for my father.

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Hug is the best gift for my father

For me, my father is above everything in this world. He is my teacher, my guide, my friend, my role model, and my inspiration. He has done everything for me he could have and he is still doing that for me. He is a backbone of my life. He has nurtured me into what I am today. He has made uncountable sacrifices in his life to give me the life I lead today. Grandpa left this world when my father was five. So my father never got the love of father but he made sure that I never miss my father in life. He has played a role of a father to my chachu and bua as well. He is one of the greatest person in the world.

He has faced a lot in his life. Life is not going to be easy when you loose your father at the age of five. Childhood is the best phase in anyone's life but for my fatger life's struggle began from his childhood only. Where children normally do not have any worries in their childhood, my father had all the worries in his childhood. He started earning when he was in 10th standard. World was so cruel to him that he wasn't even given the shop which my grandpa bought as a security. That shop was illegally captured by brothers of my grandpa. So my father had no other option than to start earning at such a small age.

My father was a brilliant student in the school. He was a topper in 10th standard. He wanted to become a doctor but he dropped science in 11th standard because he had no money to study it. Moreover at that time the need of the hour was to earn to survive. So he did B.Com and became a banker. After getting a job in State Bank of India he got married. The task didn't end there. Chachu and Bua was relying on him. He helped chachu in finding a job. Chachu got a good job with the help of his references. While bua got married to a nice guy on time with the help of his efforts.

In the process of living upto everyone's expectations and fulfilling his responsibilities my father has forgot to live for himself. He has killed all his dreams and aspirations. My father has lived for others all his life. He has gone above materialism. His needs are not materialistic. He just want love and affection from us. Hence hug is the best gift I can give to my father. I will hug my father to thank him for everything he has done for me. I will hug my father for everything he has faced. I will hug my father for being the strongest pillar of our lives despite facing a lot. I will hug my father to assure him that I will always be there for him in his old age.

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Saturday, 13 June 2015

How to get Radiant Skin.

Radiant Skin. Everyone dreams of having radiant skin. No oil, no pimples, no blackheads just clean and clear face. We don't get it as our skin has to face sun, dirt and pollution everyday. So getting radiant skin is just a dream. It is like impossible to save your face from dirt, pollution and sun then what to do to get clean & oil free skin? I will tell you what I do keep my skin clean and oil free.

I cover my whole face whenever I go out to save my face from dirt, pollution and sun. I wash my face a lot to remove dirt from it. I wash it before going out, I wash it after coming home from outside and I wash it whenever I feel like. To hide blackheads I don't shave my face for more than 20 days in a month. It is a trend of having a bearded face so it is cool to keep beard on your face but when this trend will go off I had to find something else to hide blackheads from my face. After trying everything I try these natural things to keep my skin clean and oil free but radiant skin (in which I have nothing to hide) is not even closer.

Few days ago I was ordering a face wash online for my brother and while doing that I came across VICCO turmeric cream with foam base. I wanted to know more about that product so I opened its description. Its description was like "Its ayurvedic formula combined with microbicide properties of turmeric prevents oily skin, fights pimples and clears blackheads". I knew ayurveda is better than cosmetics. Ayurveda has various benefits over cosmetic facial cleansing regime. Cosmetic facial cleansing regime is harmful to skin while Ayurveda facial care regime improves the texture and health of skin. Moreover we all know that from how many years VICCO is bringing ayurvedic products in the market. It is one of the oldest and trusted brands in India. So it was worth trying. Hence I ordered it as well along with my brother's face wash.

I recieved it two days after placing the order. I am using it regularly since then. I think it has been seven odd days and I have already witnessed the difference. It has removed pimples from my face, there is no oil on my facial skin and it has started clearing blackheads from my face. I use it after coming home from work and from morning till evening my face faces everything dirt, pollution and sun. It becomes dull in the evening and VICCO turmeric cream removes that dirt and oil from my face and gives it fresh look. I am very much happy with its result. By the time the trend of bearded face will go off my skin will be radiant and I won't have anything to hide. I think everyone should use it because not only it brings you closer to radiant skin but it saves your face from harmful cosmetics.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Waiting lounge on its feet.

In the last week of April I was coming back to Ahmedabad from Pune. My ticket was booked in tier II in a 2 a.m. train from Pune by my agent but the ticket was not confirmed. My agent assured me that my ticket will get confirmed as there was only one waiting in tier II. I left my training centre in Pune well before time and reached Pune station by 10:00 p.m.

Before leaving the training centre I watched two movies of South's superstar Allu Arjun. Both the movies were action packed. I was watching Allu Arjun's movies for the first time. I didn't expected him to be superb dancer. I mean if you watch south movies then you expect action but sensational dance moves from south Indian actors is rarity. Allu Arjun was swift on his feet. His moves were awesome. Apart from that I don't know why but Anushka Manchanda's 'Na jane' song from the movie I, me aur main was playing in my head since morning. My energy that day was at different level. There was excitement of going back home.

By the time I reached station reservation charts were out. First thing I did at station was I checked the charts. My name was not in that list. I checked PNR status and it was same. It still showed WL1. In simple terms my ticket got cancelled rather than getting confirmed. I was standing at Pune station. I had to catch a train at 2 a.m. but at 10:30 I came to know that my ticket has not been confirmed. It was a new city for me, I didn't know anyone there. It was a panic alert but I didn't panic in that sitiation. I called my agent. Before I say anything to him he started apologising and that calmed me down. He asked me to reach Mumbai anyhow. He said he said there is a flight from Mumbai to Ahmedabad at 5:30 in the morning and he was booking ticket in that flight. It was the best option among all. I stood in a queue to get the ticket to Mumbai but I wasn't able to get the ticket as railway staff went on a break of half an hour when I was almost there.

11:00 p.m. As there was a break at station I went at bus depot opposite to railway station. Last bus to Ahmedabad departed at 10:15 but there was a bus to Mumbai at 11:30. I bought the ticket of that bus and informed my agent that I have got the bus to Mumbai. He mailed me that air ticket and went to sleep. I was finding the ways to reach to airport and that man was sleeping. He knew he can relax only till I reach Ahmedabad then he was gone. I reached Mumbai at 2:00 a.m. I knew Mumbai is a city which never sleeps but still it was odd time to land in any city. I booked a cab to airport online in the bus only. It was safest option to airport at that point of time. After reaching airport I got a print out of ticket thanks to cooperative and highly supportive staff and then I reached to waiting lounge to relax a bit. I was in the lounge by 3:15 and after all the chaos I was sitting in the lounge and was trying to remove the stress.

Allu Arjun entered the lounge. I was surprised to see him in Mumbai. I didn't knew where he was going but even at that point of time he was charged. He was walking here & there in the lounge using his phone. Suddenly someone turned TV into a sound mode from a mute mode and on TV Anushka Manchanda's 'Na jane' was playing. The song is so well sung by Anushka that everyone's foot was tapping. Allu Arjun was busy with his phone call. As soon as he heard that song after his call he started shaking his leg. "Hey, it is one of my favorite songs." He shouted. "Na jane kahan se aaya hai, Na jane kahan ko jayega, deewana kisse banayega yeh ladka." He started singing along with dancing. He brought the whole waiting lounge on its feet with his energy at 3:45 in the morning. The airport staff also gathered in numbers to see him dance.

Then he came and pulled me from my arm to join him in that act. I woke up saying "no no...". When I looked around after opening my eyes everyone in the waiting lounge was looking at me then I realised it was just a dream. It was an embarrassing situation. So I put my head down and checked my mobile and it showed 4:12 a.m. I saw that dream because I saw couple of Allu Arjun movies and that Anushka Manchanda song was playing in my head all the time. So it was somewhere in mind and it came out as my imagination during that power nap. Though it was embarrassing but it brought that energy and excitement back in me which lasted till I reached home.

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Saturday, 6 June 2015


Long time ago in India people used to buy either small cars or big cars. Indian people were not aware about different segments of cars they only knew two types of cars. Small cars and big cars. Hence they used to buy according to that. There was nothing like SUVs, Sedans, MPV etc in the mind of Indian people. That was long time ago, now people have become smarter and they know about each and every segment of car. From small cars to SUVs they know about everything. Indian people these days buy car according to their needs and desires. They know what they need? A small car, a sedan, an MPV or a SUV.

I am a car freak. I keep an eye on new launches in each and every segment of automobile industry. Few days ago I was going through some new launches and while doing that I came across an MPV Renault Lodgy. It has amazing features. It has everything which I look for in a car but whenever I go on a road trip I take few important things along with me. Let's see Renault Lodgy allows me to carry all those important things or not.


My world resides in my family. I feel complete with my family and I hardly go on a trip without my family. There are three people in my family apart from me but when my extended family like my bua and cousins join in for a trip it gets difficult to fit in one small car but with 7-8 seater Renault Lodgy my dream of a journey with extended family becomes a reality. I always have lot of fun when I go on a trip with my family but at times it gets difficult to plan it with small cars but with the help of Renault Lodgy I can plan those trips with ease.

Cricket kit

Me, my brother and my father just love to play cricket anywhere and everywhere. We keep cricket kit in our car instead of home. Seeing our enthusiasm about the game our cousins join in as well but at times due to extra luggage on marriage trip or long trip we have to keep it at home. Renault Lodgy has large boot space. Hence there is no need of keeping it at home and miss all the action. With Lodgy I would carry it easily even with extra luggage as there is no scarcity of boot space in it.


I have a collection of 350 songs and this collection has both old and new songs. I have stored them in one pen drive and I carry it on every single journey. I love to listen songs while driving. It just calms me down in frustrating traffic of Indian cities. In Renault Lodgy there is awesome Medianav system with 8 inch screen in which I can watch videos as well. I can navigate through songs and can choose the song from that collection according to the mood.


I can't live without my mobile. If you want to find me then find where my mobile is. You will find me. These days battery of android phones doesn't last long. Hence I make sure that my battery is full if I am going on long drive but in Renault Lodgy there is in built mobile charger. In Lodgy I can take my mobile without worrying about how much battery is left as I can charge it any time. Renault Lodgy will not keep me away from my phone even for a minute.

Soft Drinks

I carry lot of soft drinks if I am going on long journey. It keeps me fresh and tireless on road. There is always fear of spilling while carrying those drinks. In Renault Lodgy, cup holders and luxurious flight trays keep the fear of spilling away. Now I can take my soft drinks without any fear of spilling and I can keep myself fresh and active through out the journey.

Renault has taken care of everything while designing Lodgy. It has so many amazing features that you will just fall in love with it.

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