Reliance LYF Wind 1 Review!

Brand: Reliance LYF

Model: Wind 1


5 inch Full HD display
8 GB internal memory
2300 mAh Battery
Dual Sim with VoLTE support
8 mp Rear Cam and 5 mp front cam
Expandable memory card slot

Price: 5,999/-

The handset is slim, sleek and stylish. The specifications are nothing great to write about. At Rs 6,000/-, there are other brands which offer 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal memory.  So, why should someone choose Reliance LYF WIND 1?

Answer: Bundled Reliance JIO SIM with unlimited voice calls, video calls, SMS and of course, unlimited 4G Data without any speed cap limitation. And the validity is for minimum 3 months or until the official launch of Reliance JIO.

Without an iota of doubt, Reliance JIO offers a superlative 4G experience. Just type the desired URL,hit enter and voila, instant result! Youtube videos never buffer. While downloading a game from torrent(okay, it is illegal), I got the download speed of 3 Mbps. 

If I am right, other networks are providing 1 GB 4G data at around Rs 98/-(varies from circle to circle). And that 1 GB vanishes within a few hours(if you are a download freak like me). Even if you are using 15 GB 4G every month, you are spending around 1,500/-. So, on an average, you are spending 4,500/- in 3 months just for 4G data. Mind it, you are not getting unlimited 4G data with those 4,500/- bucks!

Spend 1,500/- more and get Reliance LYF WIND 1 and download stuffs without any barriers, surf internet without any limits, exhaust your laptop's hard disk like a champion! And, you do not need to pay a single penny for voice calls and SMS. Like every good thing, Reliance JIO comes with a single TnC: Unlimited usage validity till minimum 3 months. No need to worry. According to the latest news, Reliance JIO will offer around 10 GB 4G data at around Rs 100/-. Nothing is official till now. Till everything becomes official, enjoy the super speed of Reliance JIO with Reliance LYF WIND 1.

No, right now, Reliance JIO SIM is not working in any other handset. Yes, other SIM cards are working in Reliance LYF handsets.

The rear camera is pretty decent. It has HDR mode which clicks good pictures in daylight. Low light photography is not recommended.

At 2,300 mAh, the battery backup is absolutely fantastic. I basically use LYF WIND 1 as a portable wi-fi hotspot. It managed to get full power for almost 10 hours.

Grab a Reliance LYF handset if you want to experience the power of Reliance JIO before the official launch. If you already have a flagship device, go for a Reliance LYF handset as a backup device.

And, download LYFcare app and complete the registration to enjoy extra 1-year warranty on your Reliance LYF handset.

P.S. This is not a paid review. This review is for not-so-techie people, i.e normal people, so there was no need to include any benchmark results. All pictures were clicked by me.


Importance of growth!

Childhood is a very important stage. The growth of the brain, body and personality occurs at this stage. Some children grow rapidly, both physically and mentally. And some children grow slowly or don't show any significant sign of growth. This can happen due to inadequate nutrients, improper diet, malnutrition or lack of vitamins and minerals.

When a child does not grow normally, it becomes a problem for the parent. All parents want their children to grow significantly, mentally as well as physically. All parents want their children to be the best, to excel in every field of life, to achieve name and fame. And childhood is the first stage towards that path of glory.

It is really important for children to attain the right height and proper weight according to their age. Being obese is a strict no-no during childhood as it may lead to fatigue, low energy levels and a sense of insecurity among the affected children. Obese children are also often taunted by their friends. And it is often seen that obese children grow into obese adults. Children who are too skinny also have to face many problems. No child ever wants to be the first one to stand in a line( according to ascending order of height) during the assembly. So, proper height is also an important factor. Many children do not attain proper height and weight according to their age. This gives a panic attack to parents. More importance should be given to the diet of children for their proper and timely growth. After all, a healthy brain resides in a healthy body. 

If, even after eating a good diet and taking part in physical activities, a child is not showing signs of significant growth, then perhaps the diet of the child is lacking some essential components. 

Four common problems are seen in children:

a) Low weight according to height: Height is proper according to age, but, weight is very low.

b) Low height according to age: Height is not proper according to age.

c) Low weight according to age: Weight is not proper according to age.

High weight according to height: Height is proper according to age, but, weight is excess.

In first three cases, it is advisable to try Horlicks Growth+. Horlicks Growth+ is a specialized nutrition product which has been designed by renowned pediatrics for children. Horlicks Growth+ is recommended for children in the age group of 3-9 who are not showing significant growth in height and weight. Horlicks Growth+ promotes visible growth in children in just six months as it contains high-quality whey protein with added nutrients which help in the sound growth of children. Horlicks Growth+ is essential for children. Children are the future of our Nation. Children can change the world if they remain fit, healthy and mentally stable.

For the fourth case, proper exercise with a balanced diet is recommended.

It is really important for children to catch up on that lost growth as it will give them that much-needed confidence to do something great. Your children deserve the power of Horlicks Growth+. 


Get ready for Datsun redi-GO!

Datsun redi-GO is India's first urban cross.  Why should I choose Datsun redi-GO instead of other cars? 

My reasons:

1) Performance: Looks can be deceptive, but performance never lies. The design is secondary, Performance is primary and more important. 4.7-metre turning radius of Datsun redi-GO is a boon in the crowded roads and cramped lanes of India. While choosing any vehicle, Mileage is the most important factor. Why? Because Petrol and Diesel prices keep on increasing every month. So it is always better to invest our hard earned money in a vehicle which offers good mileage. Datsun redi-GO has an I-SAT engine which automatically adjusts spark timing according to fuel quality and requirement of power. Thus, it delivers a smooth performance with a powerful mileage of 25.17 kmpl. That sounds amazing! More mileage means more long drives and more evergreen memories!

2) Safety: Life doesn't come with any warranty or guarantee. So it is always better to be safe than sorry. Safety is another important factor while choosing a vehicle. Now, coming to the safety of Datsun redi-GO, it has Datsun Pro - Safe 7. Datsun redi-GO has the shortest braking distance, thanks to performance augmented brakes. It has reinforced crash protection shell which is also UN94 crash performance compliant. Datsun redi-GO has the best - in - class visibility with higher eye point which offers a wider view of the road. Energy absorbing steering and air bags provide additional safety for the passengers. Better safety means lesser worries and better driving.

3) Comfort: If a long drive is not comfortable, then it is just a waste of time. So, comfort also plays an important role while purchasing a vehicle. Datsun redi-GO has a 5 - speed manual transmission which provides precise shifting and smooth control. The drive computer instantly displays remaining fuel, average mileage, and other required information. Thanks to the 89 cc large compressor, Datsun redi-GO's air conditioner delivers higher cooling and the integrated center AC vent makes sure that 50% of the air flow distribution reaches to the passenger sitting on the rear seats.

I would like to test the Datsun redi-GO on the Bhubaneswar - Puri highway. The Bhubaneswar - Puri highway is not that much crowded during the morning. So, I can easily test the speed, performance and comfort level of Datsun redi-GO.

Driving in India, and that too in this devastating summer is really tough. The Datsun redi-GO's powerful air conditioner will take care of the summer heat and the surprising mileage will make my wallet happy. During road jams, heavy crowds, cramped lanes, the 4.7-metre turning radius of Datsun redi-GO will help me to turn around easily. Datsun Pro - Safe 7 will make sure that I return home safely every night and the unmatched comfort provided by Datsun redi-GO will make sure that the long drives will be memorable ones. In these ways, Datsun redi-GO can help me beat my urban driving blues. What else do I need?

I have said yes to the all new Datsun redi-GO, what about you?

Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross - Datsun redi-GO - the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.


Beer Week At Gurugram!

Breweries, VIPs, abundant beer events and a weeklong extravaganza of all things sudsy, Gurugram is all set to celebrate the first ever Beer Week powered by Zomato.

Never before has the buzz been this great, the celebration promises the rapid expansion of Gurugram’s craft beer culture, thanks to a slew of new breweries and the astronomical growth of the craft brewing industry seen in every corner of the city that has gained increased traction in the culinary sphere. Scheduled from 11th June to 18th June 2016, Beer Week is a 7 days series fuelled by events that will take place in Gurugram breweries to unite thousands of craft beer enthusiasts & food lovers for a unique tippling experience.

The carnival will touch over 20+ Breweries across the city with a variety of tasting sessions, parties and master classes in the art of pouring the perfect beer concoctions throughout the week with a clear focus on showcasing quality craft beer and educating beer enthusiasts.

Master classes specific to beer types such as barley, wheat, corn, rice and rye. Also, BW Beer Crawl is slated to be an energizing exploration of Gurugram’s night life with vibrant fellow pub-trotters like never before where guests will be able to mingle with the personalities behind the craft beers being served.

After 2 successful editions of Cocktail Week in Delhi and Mumbai, AMM Hospitality embraces this synergy by bringing together some of Gurugram’s finest food and craft beer pairings, partnered by India Bartender’s Guild, My Sprinterz, What’s Hot, Elixir Coterie, Counted One, Insider.in, Dilsefoodie and India Culture Hub.

Beer Week participating bars include Molecule, Hops & Brew, Warehouse Cafe 29, Lagom
Kitchen & Brewery, Torque, Vapour to name a few. Joining the celebration is the celebrity brew master Ishan Grover who will be showcasing his talent at the Beer Week powered by Zomato.

Archit Singhal, Founder of Beer Week powered by Zomato says, “Home to India’s most renowned breweries, Gurugram, is all geared up for the first ever BEER WEEK to take place along with a weeklong celebration. We bring to you a chance to savour the taste of exotic beers from all over and discover Gurugram from a new horizon. Excited and enthralled, on my behalf, I want to put forth a memorable experience. After Delhi Cocktail Week and Mumbai Cocktail Week became a sensation, we are all set to bring to you one of the most incredible event and I am totally looking forward to it.”

Event details:

- Dates: 11th – 18th June 2016.

- Venue: 20+ Breweries of Gurugram

- Access: Standard access -INR 399 with eligibility to avail unlimited discounted craft beer from Fresh brew menu across all participating breweries for 8 days. All participating breweries will be offering 50% discount or 1+ 1 offers on their fresh brews for 8 days.

- For more details, follow facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/beerweekindia

For a detailed event calendar and exhaustive list of breweries, brew masters, events and passes, visit: http://www.beerweek.co.in

Enjoy responsibly!


PERI-Fect Musical Evening at Nando’s, Cyber Hub!

Date: 27th May 2016.
Location: Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.

Nando’s found another way to impress besides serving delightful food; as it hosted its second music gig at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon with a local band - PLOK. The popular band of boys took the center stage with a set list that left the audience drumming their forks and tapping their feet.

‘Try something Encore’ is a monthly property created by Nando’s to promote upcoming talent in music and at the same time give their customers an enhanced dining experience at their ‘casas.

Sumeet Yadav, CEO Nando’s India, said, “Nando’s has always had a connect with music - in our restaurants we stream music directly from South Africa – this music is an amalgamation of African beats with Portuguese rhythms and is called Afro-Luso. While we love our roots in music and have the unique taste of our PERi-PERi sauces running through our veins, we do want to recognize and appreciate what is around us, celebrate other cultures and make them a part of the unique Nando’s experience. This is why we decided to foray into live performances by eclectic Indie artists, and I am glad that our customers have been appreciative of the fusion of our food with indie music.
PLOK, over the years has gained popularity with the youth in Delhi NCR. Members of PLOK  - Neeraj (vocals), Anirudh & Ashwin (guitars), Gavin (bass) and Vasu (drums) had the audience grooving to their music. They customized their performance for Nando’s and played an acoustic set to give diners the perfect pairing with the spicy Afro-Portuguese food.   
The band played acoustic versions of some of their well-known tracks like ‘In a Sense’, ‘Momentary Lapse’ and ‘Like Roses’ to make it a memorable and truly PERi-fect evening!

About Nando’s:

Nando's is a South African global chain of restaurants serving Afro-Portuguese cuisine and is known world over for its flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. Nando’s chicken is marinated for 24 hours in PERi PERi sauce so that the flavor goes right to the bone. The first ever Nando's restaurant opened in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This was a venture by two friends, Robert Brozin and Fernando Duarte. Their vision to take the best tasting chicken to the world, was answered through 1200+ Nando's restaurants across 5 continents and over 20 countries. The Nando's symbol, the Barcelos Cockerel, remains the most visible expression of Nando's passionate pursuits. With over 1200 restaurants worldwide, Nando's is present in countries like South Africa, Australia, UK, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Botswana, Canada,  Fiji, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, New Zealand,  Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Swaziland, UAE, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Currently Nando’s has 8 restaurants in India spread across Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana Chennai and Bangalore.


My Ideal Yatra!

I work at New Delhi. I live alone. I have no friends. I earn something substantial. I sleep like a dog. I work like there is no tomorrow. One fine day, I woke up and felt uneasy. I tried hard to focus, but I couldn't. It felt as if I was missing something/someone. After a few precious seconds, I realized that I was missing a vacation. My hometown was calling me, my soul was calling me!

I applied for a leave and packed my bags. I checked a few Domestic Flights and booked a flight ticket to travel to my hometown: Bhubaneswar. I was going to my hometown almost after three long years. A surge of happiness ran through my body as I boarded the flight at Indira Gandhi Domestic Airport. After exactly 1 hour and 50 minutes, the flight landed at Biju Patnaik Airport. The fresh smell of my hometown's atmosphere greeted me. Even the rain god blessed me with a few drops of rain. I felt happy after a long time!

The very next day, I decided to enjoy the natural beauty of my hometown. I had my shower, had a heavy homemade breakfast, got hold of my DSLR and reserved a cab. The cab driver asked, "Where do you want to go"? I replied, "I want to see all the less crowded places of Bhubaneswar, I want peace".

As the cab zoomed on the Bhubaneswar - Puri highway, I plugged in my earphones and played "Yeh jo desh hai tera from Swades". After covering a few kilometres, we came across a stretch of land which was covered with trees and there was no sign of homo sapiens anywhere. I requested the driver to stop the cab there and wait for sometime.

I started exploring the vast greenery around myself. It was an amazing feeling. It felt surreal. I felt like a nomad who was lost in a desert and suddenly who came across an oasis. The sight of greenery provided such a soothing relief to my eyes which were accustomed to the harsh concrete jungle!

I lied down on the grass, closed my eyes and found peace. After a few minutes, I opened my eyes, It was almost the sunset time. The setting Sun looked so gorgeous. And the canvas of sky was painted with golden rays of the Sun. I clicked a picture of the setting Sun and preserved the memory of that instant for a lifetime! I fell in love with my hometown, once again!

At that very moment, I understood that money is not everything. Money can never buy peace. Getting close to nature is the only way to find inner peace! I didn't want to leave that place. I was lost in my thoughts when the driver shouted "Sir, It is getting late. Time to go back". Reluctantly, I walked back towards the cab. While returning back to Bhubaneswar, I promised myself to explore the unexplored parts of nature every year. That was the story of my ideal yatra!


Obi SF1 Smartphone!

Obi Worldphone expands its presence in India, launches Obi SF1 on Snapdeal. Customers can now buy the device at a special price of INR 9,999 for 16/2GB variant and INR 11,999 for the 32/3GB variant, only on Snapdeal.

The SF1 is set apart by iconic industrial design and comes with a floating glass display, integrated features such as Dolby Audio and a state of the art camera experience. With SF1, Obi has endeavored to integrate elegant design with high-end technology from Qualcomm®, Sony, Corning Incorporated, Google, Japan Display Inc. and Samsung to deliver a powerful performance.

Key Specifications:

Display: 5'' JDI In-Cell IPS

Processor: Qualcomm® MSM8939 SnapdragonTM 615

Resolution: Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 443ppi


Storage: 16/32 GB

Front Camera: 5 MP with LED Flash

Rear Camera: 13MP AF with LED Flash; Sony Exmor IMX214 Sensor; f/2.0


OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Battery: 3000 mAh

Obi SF1 comes with 4G LTE and supports FDD B3 1800MHz and TDD B40 2300MHz bands. It features a unibody with metallic accents and floating glass display. It also comes with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 for screen protection. It runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with the Obi Lifespeed UI, and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 615 (MSM8939) SoC clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with Adreno 405 GPU. The Obi SF1 supports expandable storage via MicroSDTM card (up to 64GB).


Like A Love Song!

Location: Costa Coffee, South Ex, Delhi.

Event: The launch of Nikita Singh's latest novel "Like A Love Song"!

Special Thanks to HarperCollins India 
Do purchase Nikita Singh's latest novel at Special discount!

Happy Reading!


Locale Cafe!

Location: Locale Cafe, Saket, New Delhi

When I entered the cafe, I was like "Whatever, Just another Delhi Cafe"!
And then I realized my mistake!
It was not just another cafe, It was the very best!

For your kind information, there is an upstairs seating. I discoverd real treasure there.

Old is gold! Still, perseverance is almost perfect.

Wasn't I blown away by your decor? No need to tempt me with your aromatic dishes.

A perfect setting for all romantic lovers out there. Full privacy and utmost dedication towards service.

Awesome! Ample amount of space, perfect ambience, great food, awesome music, refreshing cocktails, what else do you need?

Perfect place to woo your better half. Yes, arrive with a ring! She can never refuse your proposal when she is surrounded by such a lovely atmosphere!

                                                                                Locale Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


100 Years of Singapore Sling!

Location: Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi.

It was a proud moment for Singapore Diaries as recently Singapore received the millionth visitor from India during the calendar year of 2015. Yes, it is true and astonishing at the same time. Looks like Singapore is becoming the most attractive tourist destination for Indians. 

And it was also the 100th Anniversary of the legendary "Singapore Sling". The Singapore Sling was created in 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon. It is a cocktail which looks just like fruit juice. The Singapore Sling looks sexy, tastes just like "The elixir of Life" and packs a powerful punch. In my opinion, no other cocktail is as delicious as the Singapore Sling.

The Legendary Singapore Sling
 Recipe of Singapore Sling:

30 ml Gin.
15 ml Cherry Heering Liqueur

120 ml Pineapple juice.
15 ml Lime juice.
7.5 ml Cointreau.
7.5 ml Dom Benedictine.
10 ml Grenadine.
Dash of Angostura Bitters.
Pineapple Slice and Cherry garnish.

If you are visiting Singapore, then don't forget to celebrate #SingaporeSling100Years with The Singapore Sling!