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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Valentines day offer

To mark the valentines day Asus Mobiles has come with an offer to mark the occasion. The new ZenPhone 5 can be purchased exclusively on Flipkart.

The link for the phone sale can be found here on the link.

The #UnconditionalLove experience can be found here on the Youtube.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Try a little new at Tangerine

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What do you do, when a restaurant you are asked to review serves dishes that are your favourites, with out you asking for them, and they actually taste the best? 
So last week I was invited to try Tangerine, a Multi-Cuisine Fine Dining Restaurant at this very lesser known hotel called the Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites. It was only after I reached there, I realised how ignorant I was about my city. The hotel is beautiful and can be easily missed if you don't know where it is. 

We were escorted to the 4th floor which houses Tangerine and met Mr Biju, who is the manager over there. We were given a quick introduction and a tour around the property before we met Chef  

Mr Biju told us that they had many regular Japanese clients and hence decided to introduce a very niche Japanese menu only for them called Fukusuke. The japanese dishes as explained by the chef are very simple and utmost care is taken to keep them true to their original tastes. 
 
The ambience was really nice and calm. It had a very relaxing effect which let me tell you can make you eat more!!! At the end of it all, Suman and I would have happily taken a room and slept there had it been a weekend.

The allday fine-dining restaurant offers well spread buffet and scrumptious a-la-carte selection along with a well-stocked bar offering some of the finest Indian & international spirits, wines and delectable finger foods. The best of all flavors have been picked by the  chef to provide a unique culinary experience.

One really nice thing that the Chef mentioned to us was that at Tangerine, the diner can request the chef to add personalized flavor to one’s dish to ensure a  gastronomical Experience. And he also told us that unlike the 3 course or 5 course meals served else where, Tangerine believes in a 7 course meal that fills your stomach adequately. This is something you only experience in restaurants abroad.

We were first served with Sushi, to give us that Japanese experience. I am a vegetarian as you all know, and sushi isn't really a dish for vegetarians. Yet you have variants of it to make veg sushi and that is what I was served. Along with it was Wasabi and pickled sweet ginger. Mind you, a little extra Wasabi on your sushi can literally throw your senses off gear. But thankfully I had ginger to bring that effect down immediately. 

I ordered for a cocktail and I was served with the Dark Night first, which was a guava and rum based mix. Tasted yum!

After Sushi, we were served the Corn and Cheese Croquettes, Wasabi Chicken Tikka and Tomato Brushetta. The Corn and Cheese Croquettes was one of the best I have had. The corn kernels inside were nice and juicy and cheese was perfect too. The Brushetta has a strong flavour of basil and that made its flavour stand out. 

Moving from appetizers, we were served Salads. I was served the Caesar salad and Suman was served the Garden green salad. I am a big sucker for salads and so you should know that when a bowl of salad is served to me, it will not last for more than 3 minutes. 

Favourites upon favourites, I was served the Mushroom and Thyme Soup, (cue for mouth watering). Ah, I can still remember the taste of it. Light fragrance of thyme and cream of mushrooms. Slurrrrpp!!!

Moving to the next course, we had Pasta waiting. I am sure you guys must be going "Dude how much are you going to stuff? Aren't you like full already?". Well honestly after the pastas we were. I got the Penne Arabiatta, the tomato based spicy pasta, while Suman was served prawns and spaghetti. 

Main Course consisted of Hing ke Tadkey wali dal, Paneer lababdar, Chicken tikka masala, Dal Makhni, Motiya(Sabudana) Pulav, Warqi Paratha and Til Mater ki Roti. 

The paneer lababdar had a really unique taste to it. It wasn't what you get to eat here. It had a very Delhi kind of a taste to it. So did the Chicken Tikka Masala, which Suman pointed out. The Chef explained that the tastes are true to what we get in the north of India and not the south Indianised version that we get here. 

The motiya pulav tasted really good with the dal makhni, which is a personal favourite. 

Last up... and this was the moment when Suman and I really wanted to sleep. We were so full with the food, that anything more and we would have passed out. But Biju and the Chef had something else in mind.


Rolling through the kitchen doors came 3 trays that carried 3 different deserts. One, death by chocolate( not your usual DBC), second... GULAB JAMUN CHEESECAKE!! and lastly CHOCOLATE JALEBI!!!!

I shall let the pictures do the talking because I do not have words to describe the deserts. I am dead serious about that! The best EVAAARR!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

This Valentine, find love on Vee

Ever thought you can find love online? Shaadi.com/ Facebook/ twitter/ tinder etc etc. There are a dozen websites that can connect you to people looking for love. And I cannot deny that, that is not possible. It is very much possible.

The All new Britannia Bourbon is here!

So the last few days have been full of mysterious tweets and posts etc. But today, VJ Bani and Kriti Kharbanada official pulled the wraps off the mystery box called Bon 6.

Now what was bon 6? It was Britannia's all new Choclatier, crunchier, tastier Bourbon biscuits. If you got the clues right then you had it figured. if you hadn't then here's your moment.

The new bourbon's are totally yummy and full of chocolate that I couldnt wait and finished off the packet even before I could write this. Making sure you guys get them too, go ahead and grab your New Britannia Bourbon from the nearest store and also take part in the contest by Britannia on facebook and Twitter.

Don't forget to have a look at my unboxing video around it.













Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Chocolaty OS 2.0 coming your way!

As I was leaving for office today, I got a call from a courier delivery guy asking me for directions to my house. I wondered what it could have been. It wasn't any phone for review, nor was it any other product. Anxious, I waited for him to deliver it to me.

When I got the package, it looked like this.


When opened, it looked like this!!!


Surprised? Well let me tell you what this may be. You will then be as clueless as I was. Apparently the Bon6 runs on Chocolaty OS 2.0. Weird, aint it? But it is true. It runs on absolutely on the smooth Chocolaty OS 2.0 and has a lot of other features too. I cannot wait to tell you guys!!

If you are smart enough, try guessing what it could be. Else, wait for my next post and do follow my tweets for clues!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bech Quikr on QuikrNXT

Quikr.com has been changing the face of the whole Buy-Sell scene in the country. Being the pioneer in selling and buying goods space in the country, it takes a lot to bring in more changes to how people will buy and sell goods with ease.

That is when Quikr launched its newest feature on the block called Quikr Nxt. This feature from Quikr allows you to chat directly with potential buyers or sellers through their chat. Isn't that awesome? Imagine, no phone numbers shared, no harrassing calls, emails etc. This couldn't have gotten better.

The chat feature is absolutely refreshing, is clean and doesnt not seem cluttery. The design has been kept really simple keeping in mind all the people who might use it. It also allows you to seamlessly share pictures and also save chat history in case any buyrer/seller goes rogue.

What more, you can instantly hit up the person's advertisement and start chatting with them instantly. Also if you think the buyer or seller isn't what he seems to have posted the ad about, one can easily block such people. This I think is a wonderful feature and keeps stalkers away from women. 

The best way to access and experience the chat is by downloading their app from www.quikr.com. However you can also access it via the web page. Coming to why I would prefer the chat option over call, I think the primary, primary reason would be protecting my identity. I wouldn't want someone to stalk me, or add me up on whatsapp, only later to harrass me and have piece of my personal life. That is strictly for me and my dear ones.

Also, the chat option, because it allows me to instantly chat with anyone I want, gives me the option to immediately talk to them, rather than waiting for their phone number, or email and reverts. The chat is more instant and faster. I can get done with it without wasting my time. All this without even making one phone call. Imagine your plight if you are a seller and you get atleast 15 calls from unknown numbers enquiring about the product. It does get irritating especially when you are in meetings or so.

Lastly, this wonderful feature allows me to also send pictures to people at ease. It is as good as sending pictures to someone on WhatsApp. It is fast, instant. Say for example if the buyer wants to see more angles of the product and can not really come over and physically inspect the product, he can as well ask for closer and more pictures for him to decide.

Hence, I suggest you go and quickly download the Quikr app from the store and start using the awesome, amazing Quikr Nxt.

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The ASUS-IndiBlogger meet 2015 experience

The last friday of the first month of 2015, and a couple of us who have been blogging since so long were really excited. Some of you knew, some didnt. It was the ASUS-Indiblogger meet. The first meet that had happened in Bangalore after a long long time.

We had got the invites a while back and there were murmurs doing rounds about the whole meet. Voila, one day before the meet the awesome team at IndiBlogger sent in an email telling us what to expect from them. Obviously we couldnt contain because we had missed the whole team.

It was great to Renee, Vineet, Anup the masterminds behind IndiBlogger and also that they hadn't forgotten us. Hehe.

The meet started off with us getting to see a totally new avatar of Anup as Anup the Rockstar. A heavy metal performance that announced the start of the event was followed by a wonderful game that allowed us to meet and know a lot of new faces in the room. 15 minutes later, we knew most of the people in the room. And guess who won?? Meeeee!!!

Next came in David from ASUS, who ran us through the different specs and configurations of their new AIO(All-in-One) range of notebooks and convertible PCs. I must say the pricing is really competitive.

Next up, winners were announced for the twitter contest, where we had to tweet, be witty and tell them what the simplest way was to go "Sleeek".

The winning tweet was "The simplest way to #gosleeekASUSexperience is to try and fit my self into this hashtag." Do you want to know who tweeted this?? Look no further, because you are reading his post right now :P

So all in all, I went back home with 2 Vouchers from IndiBlogger and I hope to win more for the last contest, which I shall post about later.

Thanks IndiBlogger for organising this awesome meet. Hope to see you guys soon.

Pictures from the meet:
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