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Monday, April 13, 2015

Redefining my Smart Phone Experience with the ASUS ZenFone 2


I'm a hard core I Phone user and confess to being hooked on to it for the last many years without giving into the temptation of switching over to any other brand.

But something about the ASUS ZenFone 2 has me very intrigued and I must  admit-I would absolutely love to own one of these beautiful instruments!



Have you faced the problem of your smartphone hanging now and then? Does your smartphone fail to match its response time with your speed of operating it? Then Zenfone 2 can be the answer to such smartphone woes. The Zenfone 2 is loaded with never before 4GB RAM & up to 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor that makes your everyday smartphone operations and multi-tasking up to three times better and seven times faster when playing a mobile game. Further, what if you can have a power bank exclusively adapted to meet your Zenfone 2 requirement? Not only this it is just as sleek as this smart phone itself. The power bank is of the size of a credit card so carrying it becomes quite handy. 
Simply put, here are 5 of my reasons why:


The exciting new range of the ASUS ZenFone 2

1.The ASUS ZenFone 2 has a stunning, all-new design employing iconic ASUS design elements that echo the spirit of Zen. 


2.To give you that really rich feel, it has  a luxurious brushed-metal finish and signature concentric-circle detailing. 


3.The graceful Ergonomic Arc case tapers to an incredibly-thin 3.9 mm at the edges for a bold yet elegant look. Given that , I think its already a great phone but there are a few more attributes worth detailing. 


4.The rear-mounted volume-control and shutter button is ideally positioned for one's index finger. Trouble free, ease of use and quick to manage..





5.And last but very high on my list of 'must haves' as I'm passionate about photography-It's vivid 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display packs an incredible 403ppi pixel density bordered by an ultra-narrow bezel, giving the ZenFone 2 a remarkable 72% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized viewing experience .Therefore everything you see is bigger, brighter and more beautiful.


Lets face it, with all these fantastic attributes, who wouldn't want to have an  ASUS ZenFone 2? I certainly put myself high on that list!

                       



Visit http://www.asus.com/Phones/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/






Saturday, April 11, 2015

At the Kose Indi iBlogger Meet, New Delhi to witness the exciting launch of Spa Wake

 Kose Corporation launches Spa Wake at Indi Blogger Meet, New Delhi
Networking, food, fun, an exciting product launch, great music, dance and goodies to delight.My first Indi Blogger Meet up after moving back to New Delhi from Muscat (after 24 years) at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi last evening had all this and so much more.With over 150 Bloggers who actively participated and enjoyed every moment of the evening, it was a great opportunity for me to meet Indi Bloggers in real time and see the extent to which today's product launches in India have to integrate the blogging community as a 'must do" in order to spread word - immediately, efficiently and realistically.

The meet also saw the launch of Spa Wake, a new skin care brand of the KOSÉ Corporation, Japan which has moved into the Indian cosmetics market for the first time with the w skincare brand, Spa Wake, by its local Indian operating company KOSE Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.  The Spa Wake portfolio  will include seven products and 13 product types, priced at INR 69–249 and  marketed at Indian women in the middle-income bracket and available from urban supermarkets, mainly in the Indian capital Delhi, and the local product website. 

According to a recent study, the Indian cosmetics market is growing and mass-produced products account for 95% of the total. The rapid increase in the middle-income bracket and greater role of women in society in recent years has driven particularly rapid growth in the “premium mass market”, as consumers look for quality and added value in the mass-produced products they buy. KOSÉ believes that this premium mass market has potential and has therefore launched the Spa Wake products as its first foray into this market. The goal -to use these cosmetics to help grow KOSÉ’s business and support skin health and beauty as women play a greater role in Indian society.

I will now let my photographs take over and show you how the evening unfolded... 

The first group of Indi Bloggers I met


Teatime - Before we went into the Oval

I chose a Cappuccino and loved the decor

The ceiling at the Oval

Seated just behind the Japanese delegation

Great table setting

Ice Breaker-Meeting and exchanging personal stuff

Met Mum and Daughter- The Smiling Sharmas

With Manjulika, the winner of the Beautiful Oman contest

Anoop Johnson welcomed all of us

The Team from Kose Japan

Ambassador of Japan to India,Takeshi Yagi
  
The Spa Wake Range Unveiled
Interestingly, the company will also have a strong e-commerce strategy and to begin with has tied up with Myntra. For now, the company’s products are available across 120 outlets in the Delhi-NCR region and plan to expand it to 300 outlets in the next three months. It has also roped in actor Aditi Rao Hydari as its brand ambassador
Aditi R Hyadari- Brand Ambassador Spa Wake

All Smiles

A Fabulous dance by Just Dance enthralled

Dinner Time approaches

Spoilt for choice

The Non Veg delights

A great demonstration

My fave- The Creme Brulee 

And before I close, here's a look at what all of us went home with 
The Spa Wake collection
  Thank you Indi Blogger. That was a great evening and looking forward to more...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Delightful Dilli Haat-- The One Stop Destination for Arts, Crafts and Food of India


Always fascinating- Dilli Haat never fails to delight


All of us have some places which are high on our list of favourites. I'm no exception and in each city that I've visited or lived in I have at least one , and sometimes many more 'must visit' places. In Delhi, Dilli Haat ranks high on my list of must visit/anytime visit places and this post is about our recent visit to check out  Saras 2015, a celebration of Indian Handicrafts from villages . Scheduled to run from the 1st to the 15th of April, it is a vibrant and colourful event and at the very outset, I must tell you that we enjoyed it thoroughly!

A quick background about Dilli Haat-Dilli Haat is an open air craft bazaar cum food plaza situated opposite the INA market New Delhi and run by Delhi tourism and the Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC).    Dilli Haat covers over 6 acres and it serves as a 'one stop destination' to shop for arts and crafts as well as enjoying  delicious dishes along with cultural activities that are regularly conducted here. 
Beautiful puppets from Rajasthan




Saras 2015- From the 1st-15th of April 2015


The entrance to Saras- Amazing

 The food sold here is wide ranging and rather delicious.As a foodie, I love to try out anything new and interesting and this place certainly fulfills most criteria. More on that in one of my posts in my other blog, 'Food For Thought'Over and above that, Dilli Haat also organizes and conducts regional food festival. One is also spoilt for choice while looking at the handicrafts which include sandalwood and rosewood carvings, brass ware products, metal ware, jewelry made from gems, camel hide footwear etc.

I was lucky to get this shot, they loved it too! 




The best time to visit the place is during evening time as the haat is beautifully lit up   and the setting sun adds greatly to the warmth, charm and ambience of the place.
Bold, Bright and Beautiful


Part of our shopping- A pair of these summer sandals each

Two hours, a super coffee and a few goodies in our bags and we were ready to head back home, the visit to Saras 2015 at Dilli Haat was a great success and we are already looking forward to the next Exhibition....