Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Cocktails With Indian Twist

Hey Everyone!!!!
Its FriYAY finally. I am sure each one of you is really tired after a hectic week. And that surely calls for some party while sipping your favourite cocktail. Not sure where to go? Don't worry because the new Pub finder in India is here to sort your weekend. The most happening Pubs in Town are now at your fingertips all thanks to the pub finders!
Image Credit : LiveInStyle.com
Image Credit: LiveInStyle.com

For those willing to experiment a bit with the flavours, this post has some bonus recipes. The good old margaritas and mojitos, with some desi twist. So let’s begin. But before that please make sure you drink responsible and live responsibly.

  1. Khus Mojito: Mojito is my personal favourite. Nothing is more refreshing than a glass of mojito after a long tiring week. And trust me this also one of the easiest one too. All you need is some white rum, lemon wedges, mint leaves, sugar syrup and soda. In addition to these classic ingredients, you will also need son Khus syrup. Muddle some lemon wedges with mint leaves. Add crushed ice along with rum and sugar syrup. Add some more crushed ice followed by soda. Quickly add some khus syrup and garnish with a sprig of mint leave and serve. Your cool khus mojito is ready!
  2. Chaat Margarita: Margarita is synonymous with the salt rim. Margarita a classic favourite also requires very few ingredients –tequila, Cointreau, lemon juice, sugar syrup and some chaat masala to add Indian flavour! Rim the glass with salt and chat masala. Fill it with lots of ice cubes. In a shaker, add all the ingredients and shake well. Pour in the glass over ice cubes and enjoy. The good old margarita with a kick of chaat masala.  
  3. Anaar Cosmo: Almost every girl’s favourite, cosmopolitan is usually made with 3 ingredients - cranberry juice, vodka and lemon wedges. Give it some desi twist with added pomegranate flavour. In a shaker add crushed ice, cranberry juice, squeezed lemon juice along with the wedges and pomegranate juice. Shake well and strain in martini glass. Top with some pomegranate on top and serve.
Liked these recipes? Do let me know if you try any of these. Also don’t forget share pictures with #PartyinIndia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!!!
Disclaimer: This blog is for audience above the age of 25 years.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Jabong brightens up Diwali with chance to win iPhones, iPads, DSLRs, TVs, international holidays and more

India’s leading online fashion e-retailer expects festive sales to double this season
New Delhi, Oct. 26, 2015: This Diwali, India’s leading online fashion retailer Jabong is giving away Apple iPhones, iPads, TV sets and DSLRs among a host of other prizes during the Jabong Super Style Fest, slated from October 27 to November 8, 2015.

Elaborating on offers this Diwali, Jabong’s Interim CEO and Group CFO of Global Fashion Group, Mr. Nils Chrestin, said, “Besides a whole lot of deals on our super-stylish apparel, footwear, jewellery and accessories, Jabong is making this Diwali special by giving its customers a chance to win a plethora of amazing daily and weekly prizes ranging from travel vouchers to attractive cash backs, as well as a chance to win iPhones, iPads, television set and DSLR cameras. As grand prize, Jabong is also offering five lucky couples international holiday packages.”

On November 9, Jabong ( http://www.jabong.com ) is also planning a big bang on Dhanteras by giving away 101 prizes to mark the auspicious number in Indian tradition. The Jabong Super Style Fest will be supported with a 360-degree marketing campaign, and the fashion e-retailer expects sales to double this Diwali.

“Our Diwali fest also comes at an opportune time when our Indian consumers enter the holiday and the wedding season. So we have also launched our Formals store, where buyers can choose from a wide variety of latest trends, styles and ways to wear formals across occasions. Our chic and trendy collections cater to all age groups,” Mr Chrestin added.

During the Durga Puja festivities, Jabong registered a jump of 150% in its ethnic and casual wear categories in eastern India. Earlier, Jabong witnessed a 300% surge in sales within a month of launching British high-street fashion brands TOPSHOP and TOPMAN. Its latest Autumn Winter collection of Alia Bhatt for Jabong has also witnessed a phenomenal success in recent months. Recently, between October 22 and October 24, Jabong also brought back its Super Weekend, which offered customers its Bestseller inventory of international labels like Vero Moda, ONLY and Jack & Jones from 15000 product catalogues and over three lakh pieces.

About Jabong:

Jabong is one of the five fashion ecommerce companies operating within Global Fashion Group (GFG), the world’s leading fashion group for emerging markets that operates in 28 countries. As India’s leading online fashion destination, Jabong is a one-stop shop that offers footwear, apparel, jewellery and accessories to meet the fashion needs of the style conscious men, women and kids. From home grown to exclusive international brands to designer labels, Jabong brings to its customers the latest trends across the globe. Jabong has launched several leading global fashion brands in the Indian market including TOPSHOP, TOPMAN, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, River Island, Sisters' Point, Burton, G Star Raw, Miss Bennett London, Tom Tailor and Bugatti Shoes. Jabong offers prompt and efficient customer service through innovative features like Favshop, Shop the Look and Ask a Friend apart from services like express delivery, 15-days return policy, and open box delivery. Its “Be You” ad campaign highlights individuality and emphasises the freedom to be a leader and follow own sense of style. Jabong was voted as the leading consumer brand among all online fashion retailers in India according to a July 2015 report by Nielsen.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Real Togetherness

Hello Everyone!
It is often said that technology brings people close. It is making the world smaller day by day. One can now easily send messages, hear and see anyone living thousands of miles away at any given time. Connecting with someone living in the other part of the world is just a matter of dialling few numbers on your cell phone, tablet or laptop. Technology truly has replaced thousands of miles of distance. No doubt in that. But has it really brought us together?
For some people the answer may be yes. However, for most of us it is a big No. Don’t agree? Well just try to answer some of the questions below –

  • When was the last time you actually met your friends and had a heart to heart conversation? The chats don’t count. Meeting in person.
  • When was the last time you said hi to someone from your building when you met them in the elevator?
  • When was the last time you had a good conversation with your family at the dinner table?
  • When was the last time you sat down with your siblings, cousins and friends to play board games?
  • When was the last time you were up all night talking to your bestie about random things?
Has it been more than a week, moth or even a year since you did these things? Do you still think technology has brought us closer? Our cell phones have become our lives.  Our virtual world has taken over our real world. We hardly meet people. We may have 1000+ friends on social networking sites. But hardly any in real life. We don’t talk.  Don’t really meet people. Many people don’t even know their immediate neighbours. Yes the people who live just a few steps from your house. Technology is killing our real life. So it is high time we take the control back in our hand. Start living our life in not the virtual but real world.
Put the phones and laptops down.  Meet the people in person. Talk to them. Laugh and cry with them. Hold hands. Have meaningful conversations.  Get back to living our life the way we used to. The way it is meant to be.
Next time you miss friends go visit them. Next time you meet some in the elevator, start a conversation. Talk to your family while having dinner. Bring together the people you love. Be with them. Take a break from your phones. Instead of capturing the precious moments of life live them.
Also check out the new video by Kissan - Kissanpur –Discovering Real Togetherness. It is a lovely heart touching video that sums up this post in three and a half minutes. Do share what you think.
        



A very Happy Dusherra  to all you guys.

See you soon :)

Monday, 19 October 2015

#FrizzFreeHair | Vatika Women's Indiblogger Meet

Hey Everyone!!!

Dabur Vatika is one of the oldest and well known hair oil brands in India. They recently organised a Women's Blogger Meet in association with IndiBlogger for the launch of their new product in Mumbai on 10th October, 2015. Apart from the blogger, the event was also attended by the Management students of NMIMS.

After the registrations, the event began with a rocking performance by the IndiBlogger Band.  
Indiblogger band
This was followed by introduction to Dabur Vatika, its various products and finally the new Dabur Vatika Jasmine Frizz Control Oil was unveiled.

Dabur Vatika Frizz Control Oil Launch


The new Dabur Vatika Jasmine oil promises frizz control with the goodness of coconut, jasmine and silicone oils. It is a non-sticky solution and has mild jasmine fragrance. The room was filled the jasmine fragrance during the launch.

Dabur Vatika Fizz Control Oil
The launch was followed by discussions on hair care and a fun filled game of ROCK PAPER SCISSOR but with a tweak. Whoever won got to mess the other persons hair. And yes we didnt have to worry about going home with the messy hair as they had arranged for Champi stations to pamper our tresses.

Champi Station


The event was wrapped up after the lunch but not before a group picture. 

Indiblogger Dabur Vatika Meet

The pictures are not clicked by me and belong to Indiblogger and Dabur Vatika.


Monday, 12 October 2015

#ChampIsBack : LG Nexus 5X

Hi Everyone!

Today I bring to you one of the most awaited launch of the year. The #ChampIsBack. Yes the most awaited phone - The LG Nexus 5X.

LG-Nexus-5X

You may or may not be a techie. But for each one of us mobile phone is a necessity. If not all of us, I am sure most of us will agree that we eat, live and breathe with our phone. Our day begins and ends with our mobile phone. Our phone is closer to us than anything or anyone. Literally!

Given so much of importance of the phones in our lives, we all wish to own the latest and most updated ones.

The LG NEXUS, since its launch in 2012, has captured the imagination and hearts of thousands of people including me (Yes I am a proud Nexus owner too) , making it one of the most popular series of smartphones in the country.
LG NEXUS 5X is said to carry the same brilliant legacy of the Nexus family forward, with stunning specs and looks to match.

Here are few of the many features that will surely make you want to grab the LG Nexus 5X as soon as you finish reading this post.

Ø Nexus Imprint : The new LG Nexus 5X is quicker and more secure with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device to complement the way you naturally hold it. Nexus Imprint will turn on your screen with one touch, unlock your apps quickly and easily. Also, by incorporating measurements each time you use it, Nexus Imprint gets smarter with every touch.


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Ø USB Type-C: The new LG Nexus 5X USB Type-C charger is reversible, which means no more guessing which way is up. And it's fast—get almost four hours of use after only ten minutes of charging.

Ø Powerful camera: The best all-around camera ever put into a Nexus shines in low-light conditions. Its larger 1.55μm pixels capture more light even in the dimmest conditions to produce stunning details and sharp images. With a faster Google Camera app, you'll never miss a moment, and with the smart Google Photos app, your memories are easy to relive and always at your fingertips.

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Also, it runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.2-inch display is a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor for world-class speed at an affordable price. For more detailed specifications, don't forget to checkout the video embedded below and the official page.

I am participating in the #ChampIsBack activity at BlogAdda

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Mumbai to host its first-ever Haute Horlogerie show this October

~ Luxury meets craftsmanship at Mumbai’s first ever uber luxury watch exhibition, Time Avenue Haute Horlogerie (TAHH) ~
~ TAHH  brings under one roof iconic brands such as A Lange Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Roger Dubuis, MCT, Hublot, de La Cour, and many more ~

Mumbai, October 2015:
 Time will stop or at least watch connoisseurs would hope it stops as they will witness stunning and unique timepieces right here in India. Time Avenue a most popular for Mumbai suburbs Bandra, known for such historic luxury watches will host an uber luxury watch exhibition TAHH (Time Avenue Haute Horlogerie). For the first time ever atTAHH one will be able to discover experience pieces under one roof worth more than Rs 100 Crores which will be most exclusive and unique timepieces.


The specially curated event by Time Avenue has luxury written all over it. Just like Time Avenue, TAHH is set to redefine the rarity of watches with over 18 iconic brands from Switzerland, France, Germany etc. For watch enthusiasts, TAHH is an opportune time to come across leading watch curators, brand representatives, historians, collectors and industry professionals together and an occasion not to be missed. Brands to watch out for at the Time Avenue Haute Horlogerie include A Lange Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Roger Dubuis, MCT, Hublot, de La Cour and many more.

While Time Avenue’s marked its presence at Mumbai’s most coveted suburb, Bandra in 1998, its association with luxury began more than 35 years ago when its founder Mr. Jamal Rajan entered the world of watches. Today, Time Avenue houses the biggest collection of luxury watches such asAudemars Piguet, A.Lange & Sohne, Roger Dubuis, Harry Winston, MB&F, MCT, HYT, Maitres Du Temps, De Grisogono and deLaCour to name a few. True to its business, Time Avenue’s ensures its collection evolves as fast as time itself.

Talking on this occasion, Mr. Viraal Rajan (Director, Time Avenue) said, “Time Avenue Haute Horlogerie is going to be a mecca for watch lovers who wish to not only witness but also interact with world’s best watch makers and know from brand representatives more about their choicest time pieces. Watch lovers know Time Avenue as a one-stop shop for world of watches where buying a watch is a personalized experience for every buyer. With TAHH we take our passion for time pieces to another level.”

Roger Dubuis’ The Excalibur Quatuor that symbolizes the mechanical magic of one of the most innovative Manufacture of the 21st century; MB&F’s HM 6 (Horological Machine No 6) Space Pirate No.6 that has been designed to operate in the hostile environment of space: the space on your wrist; Chopard’s Unique Piece (Quartz Movement) with round brilliant cut diamonds, De Grisogono Meccanico DG watch are some of the unique pieces will be present at TAHH.

  • Address: St. Regis, Above Palladium Mall
  • Date: 18th and 19th Oct
  • To register log on to 
  • Entry free and Open for all

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

New Launch : BATA Autumn Winter Collection, 2015

BATA AW'15 collection brings to its patrons the perfect blend of class, elegance, trend infused with various styles with a focus given to prints, colors, cutwork, detailing and embellishments. Powered with the latest technologies, the line encompasses an eclectic mix of loafers, flats, heels, shoes, sneakers, floaters and accessories for men, women, kids and teens. maintaining the USP of the brand durability and comfort wear, footwear, this season's collection promises to offer great value with style for every member of the family.

Clutch by Marie Claire Rs. 799/-


The womenswear collection includes a mix of strong and bold colors with hints of blacks, with hints of blacks, whites, nudes and prints, providing you footwear for all occasions. It also includes a diversity of accessories for women including bags, belts, glares, carves, laptop sleeves, socks and much more.

Ballerinas by Marie Claire by BATA - INR 2999/-

Block Heels By Marie Claire Rs. 2699/-


The menswear collection is available in a wide range of styles and textures like oxford shoes & brogues, ankle length suede shoes, loafers, flip flops, slip ons, canvas, trendy sneakers, boat shoes and high performance sports shoes. Besides shoes, the accessory collection for men includes laptop & mobile sleeves, laptop & carries bags, aviators, wallets, belts and shoe accessories. 

Formal Shoes By Bata Rs 2999/-


Weinbrenner Outdoor Casual Shoes 3999

This season’s Kids collection is not only stylish, but good for the growing feet too. It provides stylish protection and classic comfort footwear collection from rugged outdoor shoes to trendy sneakers to toasty boots and slippers for children of all age groups. 

Dress shoes by Bata (Bubblegummers)- INR 1399/-


Friday, 7 August 2015

Tweet for a 4G SIM: #GetAirtel4G

Hey Everyone !
Most of you might already know that on Thursday, 6th August 2015 , Bharti Airtel became the first telecom service provider in the country to commercially launch the 4th generation (4G) mobile data service in India. The super fast 4G data packages are now available in around 296 towns in India.
According to Airtel, it is the fastest mobile network. You can check out the video here. I am super excited after watching the video and can't wait to upgrade to 4G at the earliest. Also it comes at the price of the 3G. Yes you read it right. 4G speed at the price of 3G . So don't worry. I will not dig a hole in your pocket. For further details click here.
I can't wait to upgrade, What about you?

Airtel 4G Sim

Want to know how to get the 4G sim card? Read further to know more.
Airtel has come up with an exciting offer for its existing users. Any existing Airtel user with a 4G handset can now get the 4G sim card delivered to their doorsteps for free. Yes you read it right. Free SIM home delivery.
All you have to do is tweet to @airtelindia handle using #GetAirtel4G  and requesting them for a new 4G sim card.
Once you tweet to them, you will get a reply from Airtel India, with a link where you can enter your details for sim card delivery free of cost. Don't forget to tag @airtelindia official twitter handle and use #GetAirtel4G.
That is all you need to do. Upgrade to the fastest internet by just tweeting from anywhere anytime. Fast internet is now just a tweet away! 
I am going to tweet to #GetAirtel4G right away to upgrade to 4G speed as soon as I hit publish. What about you? Do let me know in the comments below.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Being #Together



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Hi Everyone!

Life is very unpredictable. Every single day it throws a new challenge for us. There are days that are bad, some are just OK, while others are really good. I am sure each one of us wakes up in the morning hoping that each day turns out to be a good day. However, these things are not in our control. Life cannot always be bright and shiny. There always will be a bad phase once in a while. And it cannot be escaped. We have two options to deal with it-

(1) We can loose all hopes, give up and never rise above it.
(2) Or face it, fight it and come out of it as a winner.

If you ask me, the first option is not what anyone should choose. Never. I know easier said than done. However, a little extra effort, a little more faith and support of our loved ones, can make it possible. Being together, with family, friends and loved ones can help you sail through the roughest storms. And I say this from my own experience.

Around a couple of years ago, life took a wrong turn. It was a pretty bad time. Things did not turn out the way they were expected to. Things were not good on both, the personal and professional fronts. It was for the very first time that something like this happened to me. I was not expecting it, not ready for it. Had no idea what to do. This eventually led to depression and self loathing. I started blaming myself for everything that went wrong. I had stopped talking to everyone at home, stopped meeting friends. Almost no interaction with anyone. Ignored people, avoided interactions. I did not want anyone to see me failing. And this made the situation even worse.

I tried everything I could to hide this from everyone. However, one day my parents got to know about the mess I was in from somewhere. They were not at all happy. Didn't talk to me for a few days. Not because of the mistakes I made, but because I didn't tell them and was stuck. But time heals everything.  They started talking to me again. Made me realize what went wrong. Helped me get back on track.

Being together restored the confidence I had lost and with time and effort, life was back to happy mode again. From this experience I realized, sticking with people you love in both good and bad times keeps you going. It keeps you happy.
Since then, I have decided to seek and offer help when possible. It makes things easy.
Housing is one such Brand that in the inimitable power of optimism. Check out their website here.

Its time I #ChooseToStart

Hi Everyone,

Mobile phone is what most of the people start and end their day with. People spend more time with their cell phones than family and friends.

There is one such guy in my house too- my Brother. As soon as he is back from office, he checks his cell phone, replies to emails and Whatssap messages, plays clash of clans, etc. The other day he was watching some video on YouTube with earphones on. After yelling at him for 5-6 times and no response, my dad sent him a message on Whatssap to come out for dinner.

On the other hand, there is this other person living in the same house, who owns a NOKIA E71. And its me. Still can't remember which phone is Nokia E71? Well, I don't blame you. Atleast 10 new phones are launched every month. One cannot remember models launched a year ago. How can you remember something launched more than 6-7 years ago.

I use phone only for 5 things most of the time -

  1. Making Calls.
  2. Checking/Replying Mails
  3. SMS (rarely these days).
  4. Whatssap.
  5. Clicking Photos.
And my phone supports all of these. Yes even Whatsapp. But every time someone sees my phone they ask me  why don't I  buy a smartphone. 
Smartphone

Its not that I don't want a new phone. However, there are several reasons I don't want to replace it.

This is my first phone.It has been with me for 6 long years. I bought it with my own money. Pocket money + Summer Job. Parting from it won't be easy.

Also, I am not someone who does everything with phone in one hand. I use it only when I need it. So no I don't want to spend 50 grands on a phone.

I am not a big fan of tablet size phones. I like my phone to be sleek, that easily fits into my pant pocket.

Why am I telling you this? Well, because its finally the time I put my phone to rest. Its almost dead. High time I buy a new one. I have been doing my research and have finally found THE ONE.

I am planning to buy the new Moto E.  Its a great phone if you are looking for some great specs without creating a hole in your pocket.

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Here are some of the features. You can find the complete specifications here or here.

  • 3G Speed: Connect with anyone, anywhere.
  • Quad-core processor: Do more, faster.
  • Long-lasting battery: Keep going, longer.
  • Android 5.0, Lollipop: Enjoy the latest Android OS.
  • Expandable memory: 8GB of storage, with a slot for an optional microSD card.

All this and more comes at a very reasonable price - Rs. 6999/-. You can buy it here

If you are still looking for a phone that is actually smart and pocket-friendly, this is perfect for you. I #ChooseToStart my smart phone journey. Do You?






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It is Nashta Time

Hi Everyone.

There are two types of people in this world-

Type 1: The people who eat to live.
Type 2: The people who live to eat.

If you think these two sentences are almost the same, just a few words rephrased, this post is not for you. But if you are someone who is reading this post because of the word nashta in the title, you are a true foodie. A true Indian foodie.  And like most of you my favorite time of the day is nesting time. Nothing is better than starting your day with a tasty, filling and healthy breakfast.

Every morning is a struggle for me and I hardly get time to eat my breakfast. And even if  manage to find some time, what I eat is not all tasty, filling and healthy.

Is it your story too? If yes, read on because I am going tell you a secret.  Bet you’ll surely love it and thank me for it.

I was just checking out Youtube (read watching random food videos) when I came across a channel that is dedicated to breakfast recipes. It's high time we had one.

The channel is about Guptaji’s family and nice simple stories. Every story teaches you how to make a quick, easy and yummy breakfast.

Also, they have a Facebook page where they share these recipes. Check it out if you want to print out the recipes or save them for later. They are very simple to make and will be ready in no time. Now you know what to do when you have your friends, visiting you over the weekend for a group study or when you watch your favourite movie together.


Easy Breakfast Recipe


I so wish I could go to their house for some breakfast. It would be so much fun. Would you like to go too? Tell me why? Just for fun. And read my reasons too.

For the FOOD. I would surely ask Mrs. Gupta to make each and every dish for me. They all look so yummy. Well, that would be too much, right?  Not just for her to prepare, but also for me to eat. They have more that 100 recipes up there.

I’ll also get to learn from them. Hey make it look so easy. Even someone who has never cooked can whip up some yummy dishes.

I’ll also ask them to give out more recipes that are not out on their channel yet. Learning and tasting before the world sees it. :D
The family looks like they have so much of fun together. Would love to spend some time with them. Laugh, play, talk and eat.

Sounds fun, right? So I am now going to tweet to them – “Nashte pe kab bula rahe hai?” Why don’t you try too ?


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Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Yummy & Popular South Indian Cuisine



Pune is a melting pot of culture. Over the last couple of decades people from all over the country have made this city their home. This has thus changed the food scene in Pune. In addition to the local Maharashtrian cuisine, one can now easily enjoy authentic delicacies from other parts of the country too.

South Indian Food Pune

South Indian food is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of tasty as well as nutritious food. From idlis and dosas for breakfast to the fulfilling South Indian thali for lunch/dinner, Pune has it all.

Here is a list of the best South Indian restaurants in Pune that you can visit to satiate your craving for South Indian food.

  • Southindies : Located in Shivaji Nagar, it is one of the best places in Pune that offers authentic South Indian food. Their menu is quite extensive and has delicacies for all four South Indian States. If you are a voracious eater, don't miss out their weekend brunch buffet.
Southindies, Pune
  • Vaishali : This heritage restaurant located at FC Road is one of the oldest and most popular joints in Pune. Popular for its lip smacking breakfast and snacks, it is a must visit for authentic South Indian fare. It is always crowded and you may have to wait for your turn, but is definetly worth the wait.
Vaishali, Pune

  • Idlicious: This joint in Baner, dishes out some of the fluffiest idlis in town. One of the best places to enjoy South Indian breakfast without making a hole in your pocket. The hot, fluffy idlis are best enjoyed with a cup of filter coffee!
Idilicious, Pune

  • Rama  Krishna: Situated in the Camp Area, this spacious restaurant is a vegetarian's Mecca. Frequented by people for its freshly prepared food, it is ideal for lunch / dinner with family and friends. The place also serves lip smacking North Indian and Chinese food.
Rama Krishna, Pune

  • Kerela Fast Food: It is a small joint that located in Khadki, with just two tables. But don't go by the looks. It is one of the best places to enjoy authentic vegetarian and non-vegetarian food from Kerela. Once you visit this place, you'll surely go back for more.
Kerela Fast Food, Pune
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#IAmHappy: 5 things that make me happy.

Hi Everyone,

Did you know that 20th  March is observed as the International Day of happiness? Well, I didn't. It was only after I saw the #InternationalDayOfHappiness trending on twitter did I realize that 20th March is such a special day. Yes, very special!

Why you ask? Well, we are all so busy working towards achieving our goals that we have somewhere forgotten that the final goal is to be happy and not fame, money, etc.

So I thought of sharing 5 things that make me happy. Continue reading to know what makes me happy.


  •  Family time: Nothing can make you more happy than being with the people you love. We are all so caught with other things that we hardly spend any time with the ones we love. Holidays, dinners, weekend trips or just chatting about absolutely nothing with family and friends (Yes, friends are family too. Family that you get to choose on your own!) makes me happy. Very happy.

  •  Workout: No this is not something that I am saying for the sake of saying it. It is from the experience. Working out I believe actually releases all your worries along with the sweat. It not only keeps you healthy and fit but also very happy. Kick start your day at the  gym or go for a walk in the park or do yoga – whatever suits you, and you’ll surely feel the difference.
  •  Being close to nature: Mother nature is the best healer for all your problems. Walking barefoot on the beach, smelling fresh flowers or just looking at the greenery (whatever little you can find around you) soothes your eyes and brain. Remember how as kids we forgot all your worries, running after the butterflies or listening to the music created by chirping birds.
  •  Sleep: This one is my all time favourite. Every time I am worried, I have had a bad day, or anything that inverts the smile curve, I go to sleep. Nothing heals like a good 8 hours sleep. And when you wake up, you either forget what you were worrying about or find a good solution to tackle it. In fact, not getting a good sleep at times can lead to innumerable problems.
  •  Change: Good change is always nice. Following the same routine everyday makes you more of a machine. Break the routine once in a while and you’ll surely feel happier. Small things can make big differences. Get a haircut, take a day off from work and do nothing, spend money on others, smile to a stranger (not in a creepy way though), help someone selflessly,  sing (even if it's in a bathroom!) and try to smile more.



Checkout this small video ad released by Coca-Cola to celebrate  #InternationalDayOfHappiness . And don't forget to share your #IamHappy moments in comments below.


Saturday, 31 January 2015

Press Release | Lux Perfume Portraits


Lux Perfume Portraits – A Magical Tale of Beauty and Fine Fragrance

“With every photograph I took, her fragrance formed a vision in my mind.”
~Bhavesh Patel, photographer (Perfume Portraits)



Lux invites you to discover the power of fragrance through Perfume Portraits, a powerful film that demonstrates an inspired, multi-dimensional approach to beauty. Specially produced by Lux, the film features the stunning Indian superstar Katrina Kaif as she is artfully photographed by Bhavesh Patel, a talented visually impaired photographer.

With his camera, Bhavesh immortalises the moment in which the enchanting fragrance of Lux®Magical Spell brings out Katrina’s alluring confidence and feminine sensuality, transforming it into something almost tangible and completely mesmerizing.

Anne Radmacher, Global Vice President, Lux at Unilever, says, “Perfume Portraits illustrates Lux’s approach of creating fine fragrance experiences that redefine beauty, and take it beyond what the eye can see. An exquisite and artfully crafted perfume has the power to bring out a woman’s beauty and confidence, making her irresistibly captivating to others.”

Perfume Portraits is directed by Sunhil Sippy, an accomplished director who has worked with some of India’s most highly regarded advertising film production companies. 

Lux’s Perfume Portraits was released globally on 21st January 2015. The online film is available at http://www.houseoflux.com/campaigns/perfumeportraits