Friday, October 31, 2014

Quikr Quikrrr - No Fikar Bech Quikrr

Now-a-days everyone feels proud to be called a Netizen. The citizens of different regions are getting united in the virtual world of internet as Netizens. There they interact, they meet, they shop, they befriend, they appreciate, they enjoy their choices. One such platform popularly known as the perfect combination of Buyer and Seller viz. QUIKR has become one of the most reliable website.

In the pretty tight schedule, most of us generally don't find enough time to even go for window shopping. Most of our time flies in traffic while commuting. So why not to utilize this free time. With Blogadda allowing me to go on a shopping spree, I explored Quikr to appease my long yearning of a hard disk. Quikr can be accessed through Android app or Apple App also on cellphone. 

Howsoever large be the internal HDD of your laptop, you will still need an external portable hard disk to store your favorite movies, songs, the most important - your so many Selfies from every possible angle, at every nook you had clicked, in different expressions and the big important documents (in kb only :P) under whose name you buy a HDD to store more of the trivially important documents.

So, here is my journey to Quikr which was unexpectedly so much fun filled with a real Quikrrr moment.
      Quikr Spree

Step I - I logged into Quikr and there opened up so many options to buy/sell almost everything (you  could think of )under the predefined categories.

Quikr Homepage

Step II- I quickly made an account on Quikr and verified my number to receive SMS updates from Quikr.


Registration on Quikr
       
 Step III - I wanted to buy a portable hard disk. I searched for the same under Electronics and Appliances > Computer Peripherals. You can also search directly for your required item by typing the keyword in SEARCH bar at the top. In the left pane, there are many search filters to refine your search and give you results specific to your demands only. I checked the box for External Hard disks under Peripheral type and also checked the Price range for 5000. Many ads  were listed out to browse and choose from.

Search Results to choose from.


Step IV - I zeroed in on an ad which was offering a new 2TB Hard disk at a much lower price of INR 6000 only.
Select your Seller.

Step V - I contacted the Seller and left my number so that I can contact him in a Quikr way.


Contact the Seller.

This is all I did and logged out to doze off. The very next day I received a mail from the person listing the details of HDD and asking me the mode of payment. I was happy to receive a Quikr reply to my feed and replied back. The Seller wanted to sell it urgently and I too wanted to buy it quickly. So Quikr we responded to each other. I requested him to lower the price to 5k for which he resisted initially but then agreed later. I wanted to test the HDD first. So we agreed to meet up at the nearest Mall on weekend. 

I reached the venue on time and waited for my HDD eagerly. But there were no signs of any Quikr guy. I was getting bored, so took out the notepad from my bag to scribble something. But I found no pen to write with. I love paper art. So I just tore out a paper and started making a 3D-star to kill the time.

After some good fifteen minutes , my phone rang. Yeah! the Quikr guy rang and asked me my whereabouts. I traced myself. A minute later, a little girl came near me and asked ," Are you Surbhi?"
I said, "Yes."
To which the boy standing behind her replied," Hi, your Hard disk."
He said pulling out the HDD from his bag. 

I thanked him and asked if I can check it. 
"Yes, please."
The little girl sat beside me and curiously peeped into the screen to figure out what I was doing. 

"Oh!!! Rapunzel", she exclaimed at seeing my laptop wallpaper.
I smiled back, " Yeah, you like her??, I quizzed.
She turned back to show her little pony, " My hair will soon grow sooooo long. Then I will become Rapunzel."

I loved her innocence. Children often pull you back to your childhood and water the dormant seeds of lost innocence and happiness.                                                                                 
                                                             



I gave her the star I had made while waiting for my hard disk. I said, " Believe in the Star like Rapunzel. Hang it in your room and your hair will grow long."

"Reallyyyy ", she asked widening her eyes.

I tickled her. Her brother, the Quikr guy also laughed. 
"She is so sweet",I said to him.
"She is mad", he retorted.
Perhaps every sibling thinks so. 


"Well, I'm satisfied with this hard disk. I will buy it", I handed him the cash and coddled my new  HDD.

We thanked each other and returned back.


And I got my HDD the very next day. Yuhuuu!!!!

I was happy to buy a 2TB HDD at just 5k. Happier I felt to relive the childhood innocence within no seconds. It was a wonderful Quick Quikr ride from shopping to happiness .

Thank-you Quikr and Blogadda for such a  thrilling contest.
                                                                        Quikrrr Quikrrr !!!!

¡Salud!
JJJ
 
This post is a part of Quikr.com activity at BlogAdda.com

Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review - Love Lasts Forever

                                                       


About the Book
Title: Love Lasts Forever
Author: Vikrant Khanna
Publisher: Srishti Publishers and Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-17-5
No. of Pages: 248
Price: 150 INR
Genre: Fiction
  
About the Author
Vikrant Khanna grew up in Delhi. He studied at the Tagore International School. He has also penned the bestselling book The India I Dream of… and the Facebook Revolution Begins!! and When Life Tricked Me… And Love Kicked Me. He joined the Merchant Navy as a deck officer and later became a Chief Officer. Vikrant eventually completed his masters to become a Captain. He is also a keen guitarist who composes his own songs and is adept at cooking. He can be contacted at www.vikrantkhanna.com.

The Cover Speaks
The cover page of the book gracefully adorns two wedding rings entwined in each other. Below the rings, the dark shadow of naval ship gives a hint of a love story taking birth inside the waves of sea. 

The complete title of the book, "Love Lasts Forever... only if you don't marry your love" ignites fire inside one's mind. Then the question at the back cover, " So you think your love can last forever...? Get married! " is so intriguing that reader is compelled to think for a while and pick up the book to douse his curiosity for what actually is the other side of love.

Synopsis
Ronit was eighteen years old when he found himself falling head over heels in love with Aisha. He met her on his graduation day, after completing his studies which could eventually get him work in the Navy. Ronit is convinced beyond doubt that Aisha is his soul mate and that their love would last for eternity and a day. They get married after seven years but only after a week, Ronit realizes it might have been a mistake to have tied the knot. His Captain’s poignant love story might just change his perceptions on love and life but it is at that cusp that their ship gets hijacked by the notorious pirates of Somalia. What happens next? Will Ronit’s marriage end or does it get better because of all the events that happen which will change his life?

Book Review
Love Lasts Forever is an endearing romantic novel. It is not just one love story but two love stories of two different generations where one love story guides the other with its light. It is the story of two young lovers Ronit and Aisha, falling in love at first sight and after a courtship of seven years they get married. Then the sudden mind change of Ronit to get a divorce from Aisha brings a twist in the story. Amidst the love story, the pirates seize the ship in Somalia and there Ronit finds the other side of love through his Captain. A heart warming and captivating love story of his Captain with the deep belief that distance binds love together asks Ronit to rediscover his love. But the one-year captivity will either strengthen his love or extinguish the remaining flame. There is a lot more to discover in this book. Grab a copy and you will enjoy this tale of love with lovely questions of  love addressed in a lovely manner. You might have read many love stories ending at either marriage or death of one companion. But what after marriage ??? Does love continues to be sweet even after marriage or it starts losing its flavor. Check out yourself!

This book from the author of Delhi is so absorbing that readers can easily dunk in love while riding metro. You can also enjoy the title track of 'Love lasts forever', a beautifully composed song in this video.



My Rating
 3/5

¡Salud!
JJJ


This book review is a part of The Readers Cosmos Book Review Program and Blog Tours.  To get free books log on to thereaderscosmos.blogspot.com .

Sunday, September 28, 2014

आँचल




एक मेहरूनी कपड़ा रखता था मुझे हरदम मेहफ़ूज़ 
मेरे माथे की हर शिकन को छुपा लेता था ये 
हर दर्द हर मुशकिल का हल ढूंढ लेता था ये 
ये तेरा प्यार था या तेरी दुआ 
तेरा आँचल ही था मेरा सरमाया 

तेरे आँचल की भीनी खुशबू 
आज भी उतनी ही ताज़ा लगती है 
जैसे तू कल बैठ मेरे पास
फेर रही थी मेरे बालों में हाथ

कुछ कहने के लिए ज्यों ही सर उठाया मैने 
तो पाया सिर्फ एक मेहरूनी कपड़ा 
बेज़ान सूना फीका-सा एक कपड़ा 
मेरे अश्कों से भीगा एक कपड़ा 

वो साया जो था मेरा सरमाया 
छोड़ गया बस एक मेहरूनी कपड़ा 
बस उसी मेहरूनी कपड़े में 
कर लेता हूँ खुद को कैद 
जब भी होता हूँ खुद से ख़फ़ा |

¡Salud!
JJJ
 

Just a Cup of Coffee

So after a very longggggggggggg period of hibernation, my first write-up to overcome 'Writer's Block'. All thanks to a cup of coffee. For all the coffee lovers, a high-five and all the non-coffee lovers a bigger high-five because you will eventually fall for coffee one day. I believe. 




YYY   COFFEE     YYY

The dark frothy steaming coffee always has an 'X -effect'. It pulls me from wherever I'm. The aroma just draws me towards the cup of stewed drink and lingers around me even after it's over. The cocoa smell stays with me till the next cup refreshes back the smell. It's as if I have started falling for the coffee. The more I drink it, the more I feel it.


As they say, "Anything can happen over a coffee." I wonder is it actually true that a coffee can connect hearts Y. May be 'YES' for all those who got their strings hitched over a coffee and a 'NO' for all those whose tattered slippers don't move further towards any coffee shop , instead the burnt umber fragrance rises from their own kitchen and pleases them with their troglodyte status. Well !!! whatever be the case, coffee never leaves you alone. Just a cup and happiness doubles with the heavenly dark drink. Just a cup and all the worries waft into the space with its vapors. 

I think it happens with almost all of us that in the race of life, we get so much busy or say we start giving time to all the unnecessary things that we forget all about the important things and dearly people in our life and end up in a rat-race. Waking up every morning, rushing to work, returning back just to meet the bed and pillow. Comes a Sunday and we spend it dozing off to compensate for all the hours we stayed up late during weekdays to finish off the work. And in all these packed days, what stays with us is a cup of coffee to relax us. 

This very cup of coffee reminds us of some beautiful yesteryear memories which we had shared with our friends and family. The time which was so beautiful that we wish to relive it. When something from the memory lane strikes our chord, we grow nostalgic and there we become human again from the daily slogging machines. Coffee brings back ME to me.

This cup of coffee gives us a break from the chaotic lifestyle and makes us think for a while what we are living for. It often stimulates the dormant seeds. It ignites our lost dreams. It fans the ashes to lit up the fire again. It's truly our much needed booster. Even I too came back to this space , my very own blog after a long break. All I owe is to my dear coffee.

The vending machine at the workplaces is the most happening place among the lifeless workstations operated by human-machines. The mug full of hot coffee is the only interesting thing on our study table between the boring books to be mugged up. The fresh aroma of coffee is the only fragrance to shoo away our laziness. A cup of coffee is the first stepping stone between two strangers. It's the one which unlaxes our nerves and gives a boost to the brain. 


I wonder how proud coffee might feel at seeing her lovers spread all over the world.
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"I'm a true companion of every soul whether blissful or mournful, I am always there to make them cheerful. I have seen heart beats getting high over me. I have lend my ears to many secret confessions. I have made my presence at long discussions. I have waved my rejuvenating effect over tiresome souls. I have made despair hearts bounce back to life. I have got drenched in laughter of success many-a-times. I have seen tears trickle down to end up in a smile. I have boosted brains to slog more in wee hours. I feel so obliged that people snaffle me while doing their work, perhaps I'm their best companion. I give them the warmth in winters. I cool down their nerves in summer. I really enjoy when I'm grabbed, smacked, sipped, gulped because I'm me. I'm COFFEE." 
                                                                                                                                )

Well !!!! I have said so much about coffee that perhaps you might remember me at your next cup of coffee. Chillax with a freshly brewed coffee and have a relaxed fun-filled day.



Image Source - Google

¡Salud!
JJJ
 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Colorful Mirror



The girl out there
Waved at me
Bright and Galvanic was she
Appeared vapid and tepid me
Waived a Hello at me
I wavered and looked around
Yes You! The specky in blue
You look so blue in Blue.
You look pretty pink in pink, I zapped whew
I put on the color to whole me, bragged she
Not like you who just wrap the color around
Excuse me! Who are you??? I grumbled
Oh Common! Put aside your colorful etiquette
Talk to me straight and loud, rumbled I
Yes! Talk to me loud and clear, she repeated the same
Before could I howl at her, the driver honked high
Seated was I at the back peeping into the rear mirror
I got down, paced ahead cutting the crowd
Welcomed was I after such a long
You look pink in blue.


¡Salud!
JJJ
 
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