Saturday, January 24, 2015

Food, divine food

Something breathtaking beautiful that I ate recently! It won my heart and I had to post it here! 

Yes, the predictable north Indian delicacy that is sumptuous whether from a roadside dhaba, or a fancy eatery (like the one posted below) or from the diving kitchen of your mom! A stuffed tawa paratha! xoxo

On the go!

Our lifestyle changes often. At various stages and ages, our needs, requirements and preferences keep changing. Of course they are closely aligned to what we are doing at that time, how we are thinking and what we are aspiring for. This is why it has become imperative to keep buying tools and devices that are up to date and compatible with your current lifestyle requirements.

And this is why smart companies like Asus keep reinventing themselves and coming out with latest versions of their already great products. I have been using the Asus eepeecee for a while now and fairly satisfied with its performance. But off late I find myself traveling a lot and this means that I have to literally have things that weight less than a feather. This includes my bag, clothes, accessories and even my gadgets. My laptop needs to be light, portable and easy to handle. I do not want any back issues because of a laptop that dragged me down!

For this need, I have found the Ultra-Portable and Perpetually connected ASUS All In One PC ET2040 and this is why:

Compact and lightweight
I can be agile and fully mobile with my PC. I can go where I want and use any mode of travel!

Great on the pocket
At just 14999, it meets all my needs without burning a hole in my pocket! I can buy some more clothes with what I save ;)

Microsoft office subscription included
I have spent countless hours earlier trying to get Microsoft Office and other such software installed on my PC. Now with this ready one year subscription, I don’t need to worry!

Optimized battery life
Wow! this is the feature that blew me away! Such a great backup. While it means I may end up working extra hours, I am not complaining!

On the go computing
I am going to the diva on the go!

Great display
I checked out many reviews and pictures and the PC looks great and the dispay outdoes its category

ASUS guarantee
Based on my current experience I know that Asus is a great brand that I can count on. The service is great and the products are designed for excellence.

Hopefully I am going to get this PC soon and post a review here on my blog. The windows 8.1, Intel graphics and 32 GB EMMC is calling out to me and how!

If you want to a part of my madness, then check out this new product here and let me know what you think? All tips and thoughts are welcome. And what’s more, if you decided to buy it too, then we can post joint posts like peas in a pod!

For that nineteen year old....

I haven’t really ever done something extreme for any of my crushes. I was one of the most bashful girls in schools and college. In school I would not even dare to look at them and make excuses to be at least a hundred miles away from them. In college, I wasn’t any better. There was green-eyed hottie that I had my eyes right from the first day (even had multiple discussions with many girl friends whether he wore contact lenses or it was real eye color) but I never had the courage to say hi to him.

Later it turned out that he was friends with one other friend of mine, who obviously guessed from my weird attitude around him that I had a huge crush on him. In a time when a girl would walk up to a guy and flutter her eyelashes till he asked her out, I would stammer and simper when he came close. She, being a nice girl, volunteered to introduce us. I pretended that I didn’t care a damn for him and feigned ignorance. This lasted for a couple of months.

Then one day during our trip to a close by gift shop, my green-eyes gorgeous crush walked into the shop almost directly towards me like a knight in shining armor. My friend was on the other side of the shop then so I assumed he will just go up to her. But no, there was something wrong. He actually kept walking. My heart was pounding faster than a rice mill. He came so close that I could see the entire world twirling around me. There were so many thoughts in my head that I couldn’t hear even one. I should stay and say hi. I should recognize him and pretend we’re best friends forever. I should run so fast that he doesn’t know what happened.

At the moment when he was right next to him and just about to open his mouth to say something, my courage gave up. I turned around like I never saw him. Then I coolly walked right past him, completely ignoring his existence. I could see him turning around to look at me. But I just walked out of the shop and didn’t stop walking till I came back to my senses.

I haven’t stopped regretting that day ever since.

It is not that I was serious about him. Or wanted a relationship. Or was dying in his love. Just my act of chilliness and cowardice, especially in this matter of the heart really disappoints me. So I have decided that if on this Valentine’s day I get an opportunity to propose to this long lost crush of mine, I will keep it simple, straight and full of courage and zest. When I see him walking towards me, I will smile in my usual way. Even if he was opening his mouth just to ask where my friend was, or to tell me that I am a silly girl who keeps staring at him, I will smile and take it in my stride. I will tell him I think his eyes are very cute and I have a soft stop for colored eyes.

Then I will tell him that I would like it he would go out with me for a coffee.

I am sure he will smile right back and the day will be perfect.

(Well, I didn’t do anything very bold for who I am now. But that nineteen year old many years back? This is the boldest thing she could have done. And I am sure will be very proud of me today. :)

How bold are you willing to get for the sake of love on the Valentine’s day? Find more on Cupid Games!)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Neel and his priorities

So, today again I saw Neel and he looked impeccably dressed. I asked him what the special occasion was. Was it yet another critical task to be accomplished through his well-groomed and professional appearance? Was it another person to be impressed through his perfect presentation of himself that showed how much he cared about the occasion and about the other person’s view? Or was it just a good day when he felt like stepping out in his best possible avatar? Neel just smiled and I knew something is up.

He started walking and I decided to quietly follow him. Anyway sometimes my life is so boring that doing these silly things can be the only sources of entertainment and excitement. He seemed least bothered even if he knew I was behind him. He just held on to his backpack and kept walking. I was very curious as a cat. Neel turned the corner and walked towards the homeless shelter in our locality. My curiosity was increasing by the second. I wanted to scream and declare to the world that I was on the verge of solving a big mystery.

The suave Mr. Neel was actually a vagrant living in this shelter. He had a criminal background that he hid in this building and behind his professional mask. All his acts of gentlemanliness were just a fa├žade for dumb people like us who didn’t know any better than to trust his acts. I kept walking and my pace became quick and more antsy.

Finally he entered the building and I decided to hide behind the wooden door. There were many people seated in various corners, some on plastic chairs and others on the floor. The moment they saw Neel, their faces lit up. 

“Neel bhaya is here!” they almost screamed in unison.
“Come, come! He is here!” voices came from all sides.

Neel took out some clothes and shoes from his backpack and help them out. I thought people will pounce on him and snatch it all. But no. They all stood in the neatest of queues I have ever seen. Neater than what most educated people are capable of forming. So disciplined that I felt slightly ashamed at the behavior of some of my most respected fiends.

Seeing Neel hand out those things to the homeless people in the most calm and unassuming manner, speaking little kind words to each of them each time, made me understand how his perfectly well-groomed and neat looks had that calming effect on them too. He didn't dress down or casually thinking he is just meeting some homeless people, but he realized the power of hos one appears. His looks and appearance combined with his kindness calmed them and made them deeply happy, perhaps happier than even the things he handed out to them so serenely.

This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette. This post is again written in response to kitchenmummy's tag! I am tagging Surbhi, Preethi, changing times and Kriti in my post.