Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pamper yourself with the Zenfone !!!


The dictionary meaning of Valentine is " A sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day". Who can be the sweetheart? I asked myself.

The one who seems sweet to my heart, came a quick reply.

Rasmalai
or Gulab Jamun
or Rasgulla

Ohho! Common, Tie your tongue and rein your brain.

Ok, so who is the sweetheart?? who is my sweetheart??

Looking around, thinking wide the only sweetheart I could find is ME. Yes!!! only me.

"Main apni favourite hoon!!! " @ Kareena Kapoor in "Jab We Met" is all what I can remember.

So this Valentine I will pamper myself. And what is the best way my dear sweetheart?

Amm... treat yourself the best. Pamper yourself with the coolest gadget. And here is the smartest new ASUS Zenfone to my indulgence. So let me flatter myself with the admirable features of ASUS.

Wallet - Friendly

ASUS being the most trusted brand and pioneer in the manufacturing of Motherboard, the heart of the device, is wallet- friendly too. It has launched a range of Zenfones with the most impressive features which have impressed my wallet also. The reasonably priced Zenfone are a must-pick to pamper myself within the billfold limit.

Selfie Freak

I'm my favourite and to capture this favouritism ASUS has come up with high quality 5-element optical formula lens. So the pixelmaster will gather more light to capture even the finest details and deliver pictures with excellent clarity, contrast and richness. What else a selfie freak wants. A super cool, dashing, bashing selfie with focus on ME, only Me and the loveliest colourful background with the chirruping me. Cheese!!!! and Click, Click are on the roll.

Fastest Finger First

With the desire to sit on the Hot Seat to play with Big B, my fingers will have to run fast and ASUS will be my mentor. It has10-finger Multi-touch Panel and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Moreover it supports Glove Touch Input which is damn cool for the cold-stricken people like me who become more of Eskimos donned with the woolens of ten people on a single body. The Intel processor provides smooth responsiveness without any compromises handling multiple tasks together. It also provides a thrilling gaming experience. I can run fast, drive fast on the tracks of ASUS.

Long Live My Zen

Unlike the leaking water bottle which renders an empty bottle leaving me thirsty, ASUS has taken care of the battery. The power pack battery ensures hassle free talk and unrestrained engagement with my valentine.The Zenfone uses a low-power consumption processor and a power-efficient antenna design for long lasting battery life. The long talks, late night chats, e-book reading, soothing music, all can breathe free with the long lasting battery.

Beauty with Brain

ASUS Zenfone comes with the motto to turn complexity into simplicity. ZenUI that comes with a bunch of convenience features, uses Intelligence technology. It helps to keep track and manage the schedule and time with features like Asus What's Next, Do It Later and more. The UI is smart and intuitive to understand one's needs. Also, it's so chic. The colorful case with ceramic touch makes it bold and beautiful and also bumps and knock resistant. The phone can be personalized with multicolored ZEN UI options to reflect mood and personality.

So, don't you find ASUS Zenfone lovely enough to go on a date with. Common, grab it before it gets reserved and you are left single again.



Öbrìgadò!
JJJ

This post is written for Indiblogger Happy hour Contest in association with experience #UnconditionalLove with the Zenfone. Pamper yourself !



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Book Review - Rapescars


About the Book
Title: Rapescars
Author: Gaurav Sharma
Publisher: Petals Publishers 
ISBN: 978-81-92982-74-8
No. of Pages: 151
Price: 150 INR
Genre: Fiction
  
About the Author
Gaurav Sharma, a Mathematics teacher by profession and a writer by passion. His first novel is 'Love @ Air Force' which is a bildungsroman literary novel, brought out by Blackbuck Publications. He also contributed a poem in 'The Essence of Eternal Happiness' which is a collection of poems from 29 poets from six countries. Lunacy for his dreams, he claims, has helped him being a published writer. As a writer, he doesn't want to be just a storyteller but yearns to create a stir.

The Cover Speaks
The cover page of the book seems more of a newspaper report over the ghastly incident of rape. But the newspaper is printed in some different language which marks a stark contrast in the theme of the story which is plotted in the city of Delhi.  

Synopsis
A girl is raped…! Her parents insist to report. Police tries to scuttle the case. Her father’s influence works! Doctor, the fourth
man, sees her bare. The defense lawyer encounters with obnoxious questions…
As if, she had inveigled the innocent boys…
As if, she’s the one accused and her violators are seeking justice against her… She feels & experiences being raped in public again.
Her lawyer manages to seek conviction! Akriti wins the case but refuses her culprit to have imprisonment.
Why does she do this?
What does she decide then?
Is this the decision of ‘her’ or ‘raped mind’?
Rape Scars is the voice of a rape survivor who thrives to stand against the violation of her persona…

Book Review
The author took a challenging job of narrating the very sensitive incident of rape and its effect on the victim and the defaulter. The book's prologue gives the very first sight into the untoward incident of rape narrated by the victim herself. The first chapter flashbacks the college life and the budding romance. But I felt it was narrated way too sombre and a bit fast. That tingling effect was missing. The story takes a turn soon and the gloominess seizes the protagonist. Her battle with her betrayed love begins. The fear, the shame, the self-guilt of falling in love, the stigma of being robbed catches hold of her. She finds it difficult to stand again. The coldness of police, the casual attitude of doctor, the instigating questions of lawyer, the outcasting of the family and self dejection all are weaved into the story. Some punchlines are very strong in the book.

"Being born with a vagina makes you a girl, but to reiterate that you are a human, you need a VOICE."

The entire story seems fast paced. The intricate details are overlooked and reader feels the absence of something. Though the author tried his best to put forth a story from the mouth of a girl that too half of his age. The story takes a turn when the charges are proven after a long ordeal. But the victim, Akriti denies the punishment as just 'imprisonment'. She wants her defaulters to suffer for entire life like her. What does she seeks for to the judge? And more interesting is the end, when the rapist absolves and starts a new life, I am satisfied with the decision of Akriti. The ending is not a happy ending nor a sad ending but a CONTENTED ending.

My Rating
 3.5/5

¡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, February 1, 2015

Quikr NXT - Are you NXT?



Quikr, Quikrrr !!! All of you must have heard of this web portal, popular among the buyers and sellers as the one-stop portal to sell their used/unused items or purchase used/unused products ranging from mobiles, tablets, cars, bikes, electrical appliances to pets, homes and even your would-be (matrimonial). With the evolving market, the needs are changing and so Quikr has come up with a new feature , Quikr NXT. This feature allows you to interact with your buyer/seller over chat. So now with No Fikar, Bech Quikr, it is being added up with 
No Fikar, Chat Quikr.
                                     
                                             

Earlier when sellers posted ad, they mentioned the details (usually a brief description) of the product and then  sat down to attend the catena of phone calls with prospective buyer asking number of questions about the product, from stupid of the queries to irritating doubts. This often upsets the seller with this humongous task of advertising and telecommunication. Quikr has come to the rescue with its new feature Quikr NXT


Now, the buyers/sellers need not to worry about the spam calls. They can keep their contact number and personal email-id confidential. The only point of contact will be their Quikr ID just like Facebook ID where they can chat with the buyer/seller at ease without divulging any personal information.


No need to wake up in the middle of your millionaire dream to answer the phone call of  a prospective buyer asking about your old refrigerator. O' dear Quikr-ite, now you are blessed with Quikr NXT ! You can answer the queries of a prospective buyer or ping a seller at your own convenient timings. No need to feel embarrassed in the middle of a meeting or crying loud in the jam-packed bus over phone. Sit back and chat in your own comfy chair.


I know you are obsessed with your selfies. Your phone memory is breathing hard amidst your super awesome , beautifully edited snaps. Get ready to make space for a new snap because now your product will pose and you will capture. You can share the snapshots of the product to be sold with your buyer and impress him with the various photo sessions of your dear product fetching you an awesome amount.

Öbrìgadò!
JJJ
 
This post is written for Happy Hours organized by Indiblogger in association with Quikr .

Monday, January 26, 2015

वो दरवाज़ा



बहुत दिनो से बंद था एक दरवाज़ा
यही इसी कोने वाले कमरे का
रोज़ गुजरती थी उसके आगे से
लेकिन बस देख के नज़रअंदाज़ कर देती थी

देखा- अनदेखा करने की ये लुक्का छिपी
चल रही थी बहुत दिनो से
आज सोचा क्यूँ ना एक तरफ़ा चल रहे इस खेल में
हो जाउँ शामिल मै  भी

खोल दिया मेने वो बंद दरवाज़ा
लेकिन थप्पा देने के लिए कोई और ना था
बस थी कुछ बीती यादें
कहती कुछ सुलझी उनसुलझी बातें

हर तस्वीर से झाँक रहे थे तुम
मै भी थी उनमे
जीभ निकल उसे बिगाड़ने की
नाकाम कोशिश करते हुए

एक धूल चाटता बक्सा भी था
खोला जब उसे तो चर - चरी सी आवाज़ करते हुए उठा गहरी नींद से वो
रखी थी वो सारी किताबें जो तुम मुझे देते थे पढ़ने के लिए
और मै रख दिया करती थी उन्हे इस बक्से में

कभी खुली भी नही थी ये किताबें
आज भी बिलकुल नयी- सी दिख रही थी
बस पन्ने पीले पड़ गये थे
सोचा अधूरी गुफ्तगू कर लेती हू आज पूरी

उठाई एक नयी-सी पुरानी किताब और पलटने लगी  उसके पीले पन्ने
कथा परी कथा जान पड़ रही थी
पर कुछ जानी पहचानी सी लग रही थी
कमजोर याददाश्त पर डाला जब ज़ोर

तो याद आया यही कहानी तुम्हे सबसे अज़ीज़ थी
जब तब सुनाते रहते थे तुम इसके अंश
जब आख़िरी पन्ना पलटा मेने
तो मुख्या पात्रा के नाम पे था एक गोला

काट के उसका नाम लिखा था तुमने मेरा नाम
तुम्हारी लिखावट पहचानती हू मै आज भी
खुले दरवाज़े से झाकंती रोशनी
चली आई अंदर दबे पाँव

देखना चाहती थी वो भी
दरवाज़े के पीछे मक्कड़ जाल
छोड़ दिया खुला मेने वो कमरा
खोल दिया मेने वो दरवाज़ा |

Öbrìgadò!
JJJ

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Healthy Child = Happy Home

"A lively child makes a home lively."

Children playing in the park, meandering around the parked vehicles, trolling in the shops while parents are stuck over the this-or-that choices, always catches the attention. They leave behind a trail of smile on our face howsoever bad is our mood. Children and their innocence are the stimuli to our happiness. Their warmth and energy fill our homes with a positive aura. Their daily hullaballoo enlivens the rigid walls. So we should take care of this energy packet. If it falls sick or gets exhausted, the home becomes a house with deadly silence. Let's see how children fill up the empty spaces in our home with their enthusiasm and pranks.



Tina loves cookies and doughnuts. Dunkin Donuts is her favourite hangout place whenever she visits the Alpha Mall. But do you think she loves doughnuts only for their varied flavours. She always picks up doughnuts of different colors and instead of putting them first in her mouth. She looks through the holes within them like a binocular and jumps high. And then put the two different doughnuts on her eyes beating behind the latest trend of sunglares. Her doughnut glares are in vouge!!!



Harry Potter and Hermoine are Tina's favourite characters. She also wants to join Harry in his school. So she keeps practicing with the broom as her flying stick , Nimbus 2000.


                        

Harry is very naughty. He revels in his pranks all around the home. He often hides behind the door when his mother is about to enter the room. And from behind he scares her with a near-heart attack from his sudden loud 'BOOO'. 

                                                          

Ron loves to splash hot coffee into the mug for a thick froth and then juggles the mug for want of more froth. Crazy Ron! He loves coffee not as the drink but for its froth.


                                   

Aditya keeps shouting all the time cheering every member now and then. He with his vibrant spirit cheers the players playing in the television and family members batting the daily household chores. No one feels tired with his hooting filling them with joy and energy. 


                             

Eric plays his finger on the smartphone screen faster than anyone else in the family. He knows each and every function of the phone and its app. He helps Grandma to dial, papa to search for his contacts, mummy to search a recipe on youtube. He is the young smart teacher. If he isn't at home, the cellphones feel like some hollow cases ignored by all. 


                                
                         
Tina loves pets. She coddles her three cats more than anything, not just because they four have turned into 'Fantastic Four'. But because these cats jump over her father, tickle him, scare him, leap in his lap. Her father summons her and Tina comes up as a modest child taking away her friends to their cradle. So obedient and humble she is!!! Ah Ah, a big chocolate peeking out of her pocket speaks all of her mischief. 

                          
The winters are around but this should not restrain the children from laughing loud, jumping around and spreading their warmth. So to keep them immune to winter diseases and infections like cold and cough, Dabur Chyawanprash is the perfect antidote. Chyawanprash has a number of herbs like Amla, Giloy (Guduchi), and more than 40 other natural ayurvedic ingredients.
The scientific studies conducted on Dabur Chyawanprash have proven its immunomodulatory and anti-allergic potential. It provides 3 times immunity to fight against virus and infections. It is now available in 2 new exciting flavours mango and mixed fruit flavor. Yummy!!!!! I can now proudly say, I'm a Dabur Chyawanprash girl.
                   


¡Salud!
JJJ
   
This post is written for Happy hours of Indiblogger organised in association with Dabur Chyawanprash.

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