Selfie time with Tata Tigor!

Love to click selfies? Dreaming about winning a stylish makeover? Well, then a fantastic news is waiting for you. Check out the malls in your city and look out for Tata Tigor in display there. Just pick a new style with a makeover. Unlock your smartphone and click a gorgeous selfie with the Tata Tigor. Share your #TigorStyleBack selfie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with your Name and City. Then relax, cross your fingers and pray. You might win a stylish Zara makeover. Sounds cool, right? What are you waiting for? Rush towards your nearest mall. Good luck!

List of participating malls: http://bit.ly/TigorSelfieTnC 


Kick the bud and enjoy life!

Fifty-two per cent of men and women who used to smoke, said that they felt healthier after giving up the habit. Another 53 per cent, backed by a majority of females said, that it was not a difficult task to quit smoking.

These were the key findings of a survey conducted on 1,500 former smokers by ICICI Lombard in the week following up to ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on May 31. The nationwide survey, a part of ICICI Lombard’s brand campaign and wellness programme — #DoTheDifficult — revealed many interesting facts. While a mere 19 per cent of the respondents gave up smoking because of the rising cost in cigarettes, 43 per cent said they kicked the habit due to family pressure.

Among other findings, 32 per cent of the respondents managed to stay off tobacco by keeping themselves busy, including taking up new hobbies; 22 per cent avoided trigger areas that tempted them to smoke; 20 per cent started out with a ‘Quit smoking plan’, and 10 per cent used nicotine patches to give up the habit.

Most of the respondents, who began smoking 10-12 years ago, blamed hectic work schedules for smoking and consumed as many as 10-12 cigarettes a day.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) observes May 31 as ‘World No Tobacco Day’. This year, the theme is ‘Tobacco – a threat to development’ which will demonstrate the serious threat the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of nations and the health and economic well being of their citizens.

Through its wellness campaign, ICICI Lombard will spread greater awareness about the hazards of smoking, and honor those who managed to #DoTheDiffcult by giving up smoking. Sanjay Datta, Chief - Underwriting, Claims & Reinsurance, ICICI Lombard, said, “Smoking as a habit is not only harmful for the smoker but also for the passive smoker. Our survey highlights the serious health risks of using tobacco and urges smokers to give up the habit and lead a healthier lifestyle. We are pleased to see that more than 50 per cent of those who kicked the bud are feeling healthier than before.”

Mr. Datta further cited an interesting trend of 42 percent of respondents who had a health insurance policy had opted a critical illness cover to secure them from risks associated with this habit.


World Autism Awareness Day 2017!

Location: Qutub Minar
Date: 2nd April 2017

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on the 2nd April every year. This day is significant for raising the awareness about Autism and people suffering from autism throughout the world.

On this day, almost all important and significant monuments across the world are illuminated with blue light. The mighty Qutub Minar was also illuminated with blue light in the honour of World Autism Awareness Day.


T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship!

Location: Buddh International Circuit.
19th March 2017.

After three successful seasons, the fourth edition of T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship flagged off successfully at Buddh International Circuit. It was a grand battle between the mean machines. For the record, T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship is the solitary Truck Racing Championship in India.

This year, the racers competed in three categories:

1) Super Class
2) Champion Class
3) Pro Class

12 experienced racers from European Truck Racing Championship also participated in the championship for the first time.

This championship also witnessed two magnificent "Show Stoppers" - 1000 Bhp Tata Prima. These beasts can deliver acceleration of 0-160 km/hour in just 10 seconds. These are powered by 12-litre ISGe Cummins engine and engines that deliver 1040 hp of power and 3500 Nm of torque. Transmission is handled by new ZF 16-speed gearbox. These beasts also have advanced features like touchscreen and rear view cameras. These beasts are the creation of Tata Motor's Jamshedpur R&D team.

For the first time in the history of Truck Racing Championship industry of India, a female champion racer took part in the championship. Stephanie Halm from German broke the stereotypes.

12 brand new Prima trucks were built for the fourth edition of T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship.

The fourth edition of T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship was full of excitement and thrill. The deafening noise and the rush of adrenaline was a completely different experience. Now I am looking forward to the fifth edition.


Time to welcome a new SEHER!

At the end of a tiring day, there is nothing more peaceful than a sound sleep at the night. Sometimes, even after trying our level best, we can’t sleep properly. A lot of external factors are associated with sleeping disorders like irregular eating habits, inadequate exercise, smartphone addiction, caffeine intake etc. Amidst all these factors responsible for disrupting our priceless sleep, we often tend to forget the real culprit: The uncomfortable mattress. Yes, a mattress also plays a vital role in the intensity of our sleep.

Just any ordinary mattress is not good enough. A poor quality mattress often leads to back pain. In today’s health and fitness conscious citizens, comfort is given more importance than money.
Keeping all these factors in mind, Foam Home has launched a new variety of mattress under the name of SEHER. SEHER is an orthopedic mattress from the renowned luxurious and modern lifestyle stables of Foam Home. 

With the changing times, Foam Home also kept on evolving. It understood the needs of the customers and kept on innovating products that can provide the maximum value for money to all customers. After creating a huge base of gleeful and satisfied customers at Mumbai and India, Foam Home is all set to create ripples in the International markets as well.

Literally, the meaning of SEHER is DAWN, a DAWN in the era of sleeping technology. SEHER is a range of unique and highly sophisticated orthopedic mattress that is attractive as well as innovative. Earlier, orthopedic mattresses were not that much attractive. They were dull, physically hard and instantly gave a feeling that those were meant for senior citizens and patients suffering from back problems. Well, thanks to the brilliant heads at Foam Home, that notion is going to change really soon. Orthopedic mattresses are all set to get a brand new identity with the launch of SEHER range of mattresses.

So, how is SEHER different from other orthopedic mattresses? Why should you purchase it? How is it better than the other orthopedic mattresses which have already carved a niche in the market? First of all, SEHER range of mattresses is laced with ERGOSHELL technology: Patented by Foam Home. ERGOSHELL technology provides proper and adequate individual support to each and every area of your body. It has 42-block construction method. The mattresses are built upon a solid, super-dense shell which holds the support blocks together and makes it strong, supportive and comfortable. The mattresses are neither too soft nor too hard, just the perfect amalgamation between absolute softness and concrete hardness.

With the invention of ERGOSHELL technology, India is going to present a mattress technology to the world market, for the first time in the history of the Indian mattress industry! It also supports the ‘Make in India’ initiative. It is made especially for Indian people who always like to look for something that is traditional yet modern, comfortable yet stylish, affordable yet luxurious.

Bid goodbye to all sleeping woes and back pain by embracing the comfort of SEHER. A comfortable dawn is waiting for you!


Playboy Cafe!

Location: Playboy Cafe, Connaught Place.

Looking for a good place to unwind after a hectic day? Head over to the newly opened Playboy Cafe at Connaught Place. As a fan of Playboy, it was amazing to see the iconic Rabbit logo.

The ambiance is good. The cocktails are refreshing. The food is delicious. It has got ample amount of seating place. The dance floor is spacious. The crowd is amazing. Go there, let your hair down and burn the dance floor over a couple of shots!

Playboy Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 


Dantewada Diaries: Chapter 4!

 Location: Danteshwari Temple, Dantewada.

 According to the legend, Danteshwari Temple is the place where the tooth of Sati fell during Satya Yuga. It is one of the 52 Shakti peeths. Goddess Danteshwari is worshipped here. She is the family goddess of Bastar. If you want to attain peace, then you must visit this temple and seek the divine blessings of Goddess Danteshwari.


Election Time - Vote on 21 st February!

It all started with a pledge taken to vote. In an innovative move taken by The State Election Commission, Maharashtra, voters in Maharashtra were asked to take action this year by pledging their votes by giving a missed call on 9029-901- 901. Voters could also then get access to the Mahavoter chatbot and have a lot of their queries tackled via this unique chatbot on Facebook messenger.

Under the helm of the current State Election Commissioner Shri. J.S.Saharia, the MSEC has done a lot this year to make sure that voters get more involved as well as get more inspired to get out and cast their votes. And we voters are now running out of excuses!

Firstly, the power of social media has been harnessed to help bring out change in the electoral and voting process. The State Election Commission, Maharashtra has also been actively campaigning for fair and ethical elections, as well as providing information via their social media platforms.

Check them out –

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maharashtrasec/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaharashtraSEC/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/maharashtrasec

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBecPYpVQ_1P8-ZqMUlGA1w

The election process also underwent a transformation by the addition of varied processes like online nomination process, decentralization of powers for efficient and effective decision making, use of software for bifurcation of the voter list etc. as well as the launching of multiple apps for users for guidance by the MSEC.

The desire to vote is definitely further supplemented by an Election Commission that not only aims to take action, but also delivers the necessary steps in order to make it better for voters overall.

I look forward to casting my ballot tomorrow, with all the information I need at hand. What do you think helps you in being a proactive voter and citizen?


Location: Qutub Minar
Motto: Always believe that you will die another day!
For that, you have to survive today.


Dantewada Diaries: Chapter 3!

Location: Tribal Market, Dantewada.

In our busy day-to-day schedule, running behind deadlines and achievements, we often tend to forget simple joys of life. Now-a-days, we are so accustomed to online shopping that we have completely forgotten the experience of shopping in an open market. When I came across the Tribal market of Dantewada, I remembered the golden days of my childhood when a holiday used to mean a mandatory open market shopping session with my Dad.

Yes, in most of the urban areas, the open market shopping days are gone. Still, there are a few places, like the Tribal market of Dantewada, where we can still find happiness while filling with our bags with our daily needs. And, in the process, make a needy shopkeeper's life beautiful.

You can find almost everything at the Tribal market, right from bangles to fresh vegetables, right from delicious street food to local liquor: "Mahua". If you are lucky enough, you can even experience the thrill of watching a "Cock Fight" live! And don't forget to bring some dried fish. They taste awesome and the price will not burn a hole in your wallet.

The best part about the Tribal market is that all goods are completely fresh and the prices are very low. Many tribal people depend on this market for their livelihood. For some people, selling goods in this market is their only source of livelihood. So, isn't is a great idea to get fresh goods at awesome prices and also fulfilling the needs of a needy person?

Think about this before entering inside a posh mall to purchase things that you don't even need. Think that your contribution can change someone's life. India will definitely progress if we support our local farmers and shopkeepers!

Gear used: Nikon D3200 + 35 mm Prime Lens.


Agra Music Festival Curtain Raising Ceremony at F Marquee!

F Marquee in South Extension Part-II hosted the curtain raiser, and logo unveiling ceremony of Agra Music Festival that is going to be held on February 25, 2017, at Hotel Ramada Plaza, Agra. The event is jointly organized by Round Table India Foundation and Architect Association of Agra. Among the distinguished guests of the event, Mr. D K Singh - Festival CuratorMr. Yashvir Singh from Architect Association of AgraMr. Sunil Tandon - Managing Director F Marquee, Mr. Ashish Gupta – Chairman RTIF (North India)Mr. Vaibhav Chhibber – Director, Projects India MICE, Mr. Naveen RIzvi Regional Director India & India Ocean from Pacific World (Official Travel Partner) were the prominent figures during the Logo unveiling ceremony of Agra Music Festival. After the curtain raiser, the songs and compositions of the popular Indi-Rock Band, Bandish Band, splashed a magical music spell in the highly mellifluous environment. Bandish Band started the curtain raiser ceremony by their new song Naina.

Speaking about Agra Music Festival, D K Singh - Festival Curator said, The city once famous for legends of World Music like Tansen and Nauhar Banim, lost its musical charm as the time passed. With Agra Music Festival we aim at restoring and promoting the long lost Agra musical heritage around the globe.”

Agra Music Festival is an annual event to promote Agra as Music Destination around the world .Ministry of Tourism is supporting Round Table India Foundation in this novel initiative. More than 2000 people are expected to explore Agra as emerging Music Capital of India in this melodious event that is scheduled on February 25, 2017, at Hotel Ramada Plaza, Agra.  On Feb 25, well known Rajasthani folk musicians Kutle Khan, Bollywood singer Aditi Sharma Singh, Bandish Band and DJ Aqeel will give their rocking performance & Kaustav Songman will host 1stseason of festival.

Mr. Ashish Gupta, Chairman RTIF (North India) was also very excited for Agra Music Festival, he said, “Along with promoting the musical heritage of the city, the festival also aims at promoting the welfare of underprivileged kids of the city. All the funds raised by the festival will be used to build classrooms for these children.”

Mr. Sunil Tandon Managing - Director F- Marquee said, “We are glad to host the curtain raiser of such big festival at F- Marquee and also wish Mr. DK Singh, Festival Curator and entire team a great future ahead, which aims at promoting educational and cultural values of our country.”
Talking about his vision for Agra Music Festival in coming years, Mr. DK Singh further added, 
“The Agra Music Festival will be one of the biggest musical events of India in 2018 when more than 30 international bands perform on four grand stages, and the audience will be as large as 3000. The two-day long event will be organized in a musical village spread over approximately 100 acres of land on Taj Express Highway.



Location: Qutub Minar.

Nikon D3200, 55-200 mm Zoom lens.

A little bit of space is good enough to accommodate another soul.
Show some compassion, Spread love!


Dantewada Diaries: Chapter 2!

Location:  Muchnar, Dantewada.

Some places just steal your heart with their natural beauty. Located in Dantewada district, Muchnar is such a place. It is just 6 km away from Barsur. It is on the bank of the Indrabati river. Such greenery is a rare sight to come across in this era of technological advancement and modernisation. This area is still unexplored, which is a blessing in disguise. It is still miles away from pollution only because it is still unexplored. The dense greenery still exists only because it is free from the dense population of social animals.

Gear used: Nikon D3200, 35 mm Prime Lens.
One sight of Muchnar, One moment at Muchnar, and you will definitely feel the rush of blood to your heart as if you are experiencing your "First Love". Such is the magic of this place. There is calmness in the air. There is peace in the water. There is divinity in the ambience. There is a sense of freedom in the abundant greenery. There is romance everywhere.

Gear used: Nikon D3200, 35 mm Prime Lens.
Pic clicked using Huawei P9 smartphone.

Such type of enthralling sunset is impossible to find in metro cities. Unexplored India is the real India. If you want to discover the beauty of India, visit the unexplored parts of India. If you ever come across the unexplored parts of India, relish the beauty of Mother Nature and try your level best to preserve it. Say no to littering at such beautiful places.