Friday, 13 November 2015

Why You Need 4G

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. If you want to survive you have to move quickly and swiftly. Also, you have to keep your cool at all times. I remember I was checking stock quotes while travelling in the train one day. I noticed that the price of one scrip had fallen down drastically by 10 points. I knew that the price of those shares would go back to normal in a matter of few seconds. I tried to purchase a thousand shares as quickly as I could. Alas, my mobile data speed betrayed me. By the time I was about to place the order the price of the shares was already back to normal. That day I was so frustrated that there was little I could do to prevent myself from throwing my mobile phone out the window.
Now you all know that you want 4G, but let me tell me why you NEED 4G. Firstly, the number of operations that can be performed on smartphones is exponentially increasing. With the advance in technology, our capabilities have also widened. Smartphones aren’t just for listening to music and taking pictures anymore. Tasks which could earlier only be performed on computers can now also be performed on smartphones. When your phone becomes your all-in-one device, its only natural that you use it more. What’s more is that you want to share game scores, update your apps and download the latest movies/sons, all at the same time. We all know that waiting for stuff to load can be frustrating. Of course, a mobile data speed is meaningless without a good processor. That’s why you need the a 4G LTE enabled Android smartphone (Yes, I’m an Andriod man. No other OS can possibly compare to the Android) which also has an Octacore processor,  like a Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G or Micromax Canvas Knight 2.
I don’t have to tell you how much time gets wasted in asking questions like ‘Hello? Can you hear me?’ during voice calls. Ladies and gentlemen, gone are those days. Introducing <drum roll> HD Voice calling! Nedless to say that HD voice calling is of no use unless you have 4G.
Imagine video chatting with a loved one after a long time, and the screen keeps freezing. Or imagine playing a multi-player video game and losing simply because of the lag. Well, with 4G you can say hello to seamless movie streaming, online video conferences, and video calling.
Sharing is caring, remember? Most smartphones can be used as a Wi-Fi router. However, can you really create a hot spot to be used actively by two or more persons with ordinary 2G or 3G? Of course, not. If you want to expand your friend circle and become Mr./Ms. Popular, you need 4G. Try the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 which is 4G LTE enabled.
Also, keep in mind that if you get done with all your internet-reliant tasks faster, you have more time to party and chill out with friends. So what are you waiting for? If you don’t have a 4G LTE enabled Android smartphone with the super-fast Octacore processor, buy one here.


Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Lady Who Is #madeofgreat

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
-          Bob Marley
How does one measure ‘greatness’? Is it the number of trophies and medals you have? Or is it the number of digits in your bank balances? Surely, we look for greatness in our cricket players and our movie stars, but we not succeed in viewing the idols of greatness that are near to us. No, according to me, the above quote of Bob Marley sums up greatness perfectly. The only flaw in the quote is that Marley used the word ‘he’, whereas in my case the person who has always inspired me and made me strive for greatness is a lady. A strong, bold and gentle lady. My mother.
What drives her is not wealth or power, but simply - love
(Courtesy: browniephotography)
That’s right. My mother is an all-rounder. She has managed to balance work, home, kids and even the several social causes that she supports. I often used to wonder what drives her. One day it became obvious to me, that the passion that runs in her veins comes simply from the love in her heart. Love for her family, friends, work, fellow human beings and all living things. Love is the most powerful emotion. Its what can make you go to the edge of your limits and beyond. 
Therefore, my motto in life became “W.W.M.M.D.” (“What Would My Mother Do”). Here are just a few tips and life-hacks my saintly mother taught me:
Focus on the Solution: Whenever I get furious, I remember all the times I screwed up in life, and my mother, instead of beating me or shouting at me, would just sit me down and talk to me. She’s always solution oriented. It’s like Eldridge Cleaver said, “If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.” When something goes wrong, there’s no point crying over the spilt milk, the only thing you can do is try to solve it or mitigate the damage as much as possible.
Walk the walk, rather than talk the talk: Actions speak louder than words. My mother is the best example of this. She didn't just tell me to work hard and be good. She did it herself. Like Bapu said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Instead of just trying to make me better human being, she herself became a great human being, and that has made all the difference. If you want to bring out the greatness in others, make sure you are #madeofgreat yourself.
Be better today than what you were yesterday: My mother taught me to compare myself to nobody but myself. “The only time you look in your neighbour’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbour’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” We have to strive to improve. Physically, mentally and spiritually. Never be static. The moment we stop moving forward and upward, we fall into a rut.
Happiness is a choice: Truly, at any given point of time one can simply choose to be happy. If you have the right attitude, you can find joy in anything and anyone. If you don’t’, then no matter who or what you have, it will never be enough.
Believe: My mother isn't just blindly optimistic, she really believes in a brighter future. The most significant events in your life won’t always happen because of things you do, but also because of things that happen to you. There is a plan for all of us. Of course, that doesn't mean that you don’t have control over your life. What we do defines us. However, you can’t loose grasp over the fact that sometimes bad things just happen. At such times, you just need to have faith. Always, hope for the best, but plan for the worst.
Believe in karma if you want, but don’t rely on it: This may sound strange, but it is absolutely irrelevant that whether doing good to others means that good will happen to us. A person must do good because its the right thing to do. That is all. You don’t help your fellow human being, with the expectation that you will get something in return for it. The joy you bring to others is itself the end result. That is the fruit of our efforts.
Anyone can be #madeofgreat: Like happiness, even greatness is a choice. Hard work, perseverance, humility and compassion for all living things- that is what greatness is made of. My mother is a testament to that. These qualities can also be seen in other people who are #made of great and have influenced me, such as Bapu, Mother Teresa, Lionel Messi and Usain Bolt. No wonder Tata Motors has chosen youth icon Lionel Messi as its brand ambassador, after all, they are both #madeofgreat. <wink>. Messi is driven by the dream of being the best and Tata Motors is driven by design, technology and the road ahead. So, what drives you?

So, I think my readers have heard enough from me today. I'm going to stop talking about greatness now, and am going out to try and achieve. Before I leave, I wan to leave my readers with just one question: What do you think of Tata Motor's association with Lionel Messi? Reply in the comments. Thanks. Live long and prosper.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

How Mumbaikars Can Unwind in Mumbai

A vacation means going to an amazing destination to have fun and rejuvenate. People go to different countries to look for these destinations. But have you ever considered that there may be amazing vacation destinations in your own city? What if I told you that you didn’t have to travel more than just a couple of kilometres to unwind and relax? For example, I’m from Mumbai, and I’m not really fond of travelling. So if I needed to go to a place where I could completely refresh my mind and my body, I would pick one of these three hotels in Mumbai itself:

1) Svenska Mumbai , Mumbai
In middle of all the hustle and bustle in the city of Mumbai, you will find Svenska Mumbai, standing out. This hotel inspires peace and tranquillity. The staff is polite and bends over backwards to ensure that all your needs are met. The rooms are well designed and clean. One must not forget to go to Miro, the Mediterranean restaurant, to try their amazing wood fired grills. Do also enjoy a drink at the Miro Lounge. The Mesa Deli provides a huge range of flavoured and herbal teas.
Svenska Mumbai , Mumbai
Svenska Mumbai , Mumbai
For those who are coming from outside the city, Svenska provides facilities such as airport transfers in luxury sedans, currency exchange and sight-seeing. The concierge is extremely helpful. Of course, no vacation is complete without a visit to the spa or a swim in the swimming pool, and Svenska has one of the best spas and swimming pools.

2) Meluha The Fern , Mumbai
Not only is the Meluha The Fern, a great hotel, but if you want to go out for a bit, you will really enjoy yourself, since this hotel is located in one of the best areas in the city, i.e. Powai. The rooms are modern and spacious. The ambience relaxes you instantaneously. IF you look outside your window you will see wide green pastures. Trust me, you live here and you will forget who you are and where you are. Time comes to a halt and you feel serenity so divine that you think you have transcended into the heavens. It was never so easy to attain inner peace before.
Meluha The Fern , Mumbai
Meluha The Fern , Mumbai
The restaurants, Tiara & Cesky are not only good to please your stomach, but also your ears. The combination of the food and the music is, for a lack of a better word, simply..... Wow!”

3) Waterstones Hotel , Mumbai
Waterstones Hotel , Mumbai
Waterstones Hotel , Mumbai
Another place to spend a great day, either alone or with your significant other,  in just the the swimming pool, spa and salon, is the Waterstones Hotel. If you are staying at the hotel with your soul mate, do take them to Waterstones Bar + Grill. The ambience, the food and the drinks, can really awaken a lot, if you know what I mean <wink>.  Do also try the Lobby Lounge, Moon Girl or The White Barn.
For a relaxing evening do try the Van Goghs, On The Rocks, or at the Room with a View.

What are you waiting for? Come join me for a vaction. Book a hotel right now. Click here.