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 !!!!

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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

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.

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


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