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28 September 2015

British Paints #MissedCalls Campaign

What do colours mean to you? For me, they are my world!

Since the time I was a little toddler, colours have fascinated me beyond compare. Being born in Bangalore, the Garden city of India had it's own rewards. I got to grow up surrounded by every colour imaginable, sometimes in the form of nature and the other times, huge buildings and Infrastructure painted to magnificence.

British Paints is a brand which aims at filling your life with colours and beauty ~ starting from the walls of your home and then straight to your heart! It is an age-old brand established since 1919 which has only got better and more vibrant since day one.

British Paints recently launched a very intriguing #MissedCalls TVC which left the Nation spellbound. Something about this sweet and humour filled JAANkidas TVC just gets to your heart and leaves you as dazed as the three beautiful women featured in it.

Have a look:
This TVC raged the whole Internet and won a million hearts through a recent campaign held on the 16th of September 2015 on Twitter. The outcome of the #MissedCalls campaign was stupendous as a buzz on social media.

The main objective of the #MissedCalls campaign was to promote the JAANkidas Ad by British paints and raise the views on it. British Paints also held an amazing contest on the same day of this campaign where they gave out exciting prizes to the winners. And the contest was a great success in all.

25 September 2015

Unique Home Decor Ideas For This Festive Season

"Home is where the heart is" We have all grown up believing this statement! I love my home and no matter where on Earth I am, I miss it as that's where my heart lives...

It's that time of the year when the festive season is knocking your doors. A time where you bond with your families, engage in various sacred activities, party hard and of course, have loads of fun! :)

People who live far from their home town due to their jobs are the ones who await this season the most. It's that time of the year where you take your leave from your job and head back to your home, close to your loved ones and have a memorable time!

What do you love the most about the festive season? As for me, I love everything from dolling up for the occasions to the house decorations and delicious food about the festive season!

Your home is what gets the most attention on these occasions as everyone likes to revamp it and decorate it as per the occasion's demand. Unlimited guests visit it during these festivities and it's important that you Pep your home the right way to set the perfect impression! ;)

Today, I'll be sharing some Home Decor ideas with my lovely readers to turn your home into a sight to behold!

The Curtain Touch: 
If you don't have the time or prop to fix anything at all of your home, yet you want your home to Pep up for this Festive season or for that special party you have thrown tonight then here's the cheat code ~ Curtains!

Change them.

Curtains carry a lot of importance for any home decor. They are that part of your home decor which add maximum significance to your home. They have the power to make your home look FAB or DRAB instantly!

Ceiling Decor:

Ceilings are the most exposed parts of your house and that's the reason why they should never be left behind. Pep up your ceiling with these innovative Chandeliers and ceiling art. This will give your home a whole new refreshed look and leave your guests gaping at the ceiling! :D Don't over do it, just a soft yet pretty touch will do the trick.

Bedroom Decor:

Why should your bedroom be left behind? Give it a simple yet effective twist! You can hang light crystals on either side of the bed or simply opt for a gorgeous wall decor to be placed just above your bed. Make use of accessories like crystal beads to decorate your bedroom. You can even use floral hangings in place of crystal ones. Just remember not to go overboard!

Use modern Dias which have a bigger lasting power, you can also use electric lights adorned with crystals ~ the aim is to light it all up. When you dim the main lights, these lights will fill youre with a mesmerising glow.

My Favourite picks for this Festive Season from Homify:
Most of the beautiful pictures I have used for making collages in this post are from a wonderful home decor website called I simply couldn't resist their mesmerising home decor collections and the above two are what I loved the most of what I got to browse. These different shaped rolling woods are a MUST HAVE I say! They are what you need to set a trade mark. A perfect way to beautify food!

That antique stool is a striking piece of furniture, perfect for the festive season. It really stands out among your otherwise sober a low-tone furniture. It perfectly gives you that festive vibe! :)

3D Rangoli to welcome your guests:

Get creative! Think of some unique ideas which will surely stand out and will be remembered. This 3D Rangoli decor is surely a perfect sight of beauty which your guests will instantly fall in love with!
You can also use Big real flowers. Do something out of the box which will instantly revamp your home.

Wall Decor: 
Coming to the most significant part of your home ~ the walls! Make your walls speak... There is an unlimited choice of murals, wall arts and wall stickers you can choose from these days. Remember that even if people fail to notice anything about your home, they can never miss the walls as they are practically everywhere! So adorn the walls of your home with antique wall clocks, eye catchy murals and stickers of witty tongue twisters and proverbs.

For more such amazing and unique home decor ideas, you can visit :)

Happy festivities!
~ Bushra

BTW: Eid Mubarak! :)

Image courtesy: Homify | Polyvore

22 September 2015

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser and Lolliflash Review

What makes you smile?

A genuine compliment? A sumptuous dish? Or simply a smile from someone else?!

While all of the above do make me smile, there are some  things which are above these all ~ Gadgets! Just the thought of them and the opportunity of getting to experience and own them brings me tons of smiles! :)
Even the thought of living without my phone, my laptop and my iPad for a certain period of time is simply horrifying. Out of all my gadgets, I use my phone the most and that is what I keep changing and upgrading the most. What with the unlimited options these days, I am spoilt for choice! :P As I use my phone the most, every time I buy a new one, I make sure what I am buying perfectly suits my needs. There's a sea of options available, but not all brands allure a choosy social media addict like me!

Guess what I got my hands on recently! The latest ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser. ASUS has been launching a very interesting series of phones lately. Not to mention all of which turn out to be simply superb budget options. One of their latest launch The Zenfone Selfie has caught my eye and I think that's what I am gifting my Selfie addicted Bro this festive season! :D
Coming to the core of this post, I got to experience the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser for a week and I am simply floored! I want to share every bit of my experience with you all!

First impression:
I have got very busy lately and when I was told that I was being sent this phone, I couldn't check out it's specs and pricing before hand. Only on the night that I unboxed it did I Google It's details. The biggest plus point of this phone is that it looks ROYAL and simply CLASSY. My first look at it and I was convinced that this range by ASUS was an expensive luxury range. The phone really has that dashing over-the-top looks! When I googled its price finally out of curiosity, I had a mini heart attack caused by excessive joy!
Priced at INR 9,999/- , it's the biggest budget phone in the current market with totally amazing features. The laser feature really makes it stand out among the other and the pricing makes it irresistable.

the designing is gorgeous with a 5.5 inch HD display. It's hard to believe that this phone costs just 9999/- as the designing has a lot of grace in it and this phone has that classic expensive look to it. Also, you cannot tell it away from the other Zenfones easily! This phone is designed with perfection with a high-end phone. The build is superb!!

What makes the phone stand out:

There are two features which REALLY enhance your experience with this phone. The Power button, unlike the other majority of smart phones, is situated at the top of the phone and the volume buttons ~ AT THE BACK! :D When I first used this phone, I was searching for the volume buttons, all panicky. Then my younger Bro pointed out that they were at the back. I was really impressed! :D

The lasting power of the battery of this phone left me craving to make this phone mine ASAP! (Too bad it's out of stock on Flipkart :/) It lasts for 24 hours even with regular usage.


As the name says it, this phone has an inbuilt laser detector situated on the back side, beside the camera. This feature really boosts the photography experience. The back camera is pretty good with 13 MP. However, I found the front cam wasn't that satisfactory!

BEST features:
*The Camera
*PRICING! This phone is a steal at only 9,999/-. I was SHOCKED when I checked out the price on Flipkart. It's the most amazingly priced smartphone ever!
*Battery: Lasts for like EVER!!

Verdict: Coming to the conclusion, the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 phone is the biggest BUDGET smart phone with an amazing camera and other features! I totally recommend it

My Tip: I would say that this phone is BEST for gifting purposes. The festive season is here too, so if you want to REALLY impress your loved one without burning a hole in your pocket then go for this! :D

The best thing about this product is its name. It's exactly like a yummy lickable Lollipop(with the pink filter on)! :D This is a very innovative product which has a very cute designing. The light range is not too high but works quite well when the subject is not too far! I loved clicking away using this Lollipop :P
This can also be used individually, without being plugged in. This is what I loved the most and I say it's a must buy for photography addicts like me! :)
I am head over heels in love with this phone and I am sure that by now, you have fallen for it too! ;) I am waiting for Flipkart to get it back in stock and then we both are going to unite ASAP!! Can't wait for #MyAsusZenfone :D


P.S: The red color variant of this phone is more hot and gorgeous and that's what I am eyeing at! ;)
P.P.S: You can catch the Unboxing of this phone in this previous post of mine.

20 September 2015

Chai Time With 'The Infinite Equinox' By Bhavya Kaushik

Things have got a bit difficult yet exciting these days. What with my parents traveling, the whole responsibility of the house has fallen upon my tiny shoulders. Hehe.. :P 

First look at this book and I was convinced that I was going to have a fun weekend savouring it. Unluckily, my Chai was the only short period I could spend with the book as loads of work at home was calling and I to unwillingly put it down, getting to read only its summary.
I have read raving reviews about this book all over the internet. Everyone's all praises especially the people who bought it on Amazon and Flipkart.

Let me share with you that this book is special and not just any other book I'll be reading. Bloggers who have read the title of this post would have already noticed what I am getting at :D 
This book is just NOT any other book by an Indian Author but it's written by one my famous fellow bloggers and friend Bhavya Kaushik! :) 
When Bhavya won this blogging contest with me, or many others that followed, I had NO clue that I was sharing the limelight with a published Best seller author! So you can imagine my surprise when he broke to me that he was one of the five youngest published authors of India on the Indiblogger forum nearly a year and a half back. For a while after that I was constantly pestering him to send me one of his published books, autographed by him, for me to read and hopefully write a review :P (I find reviewing books as annoying as much as I love to read them!) Days went by and before I knew it, he had published another book. This time, he stayed put to his word and finally couriered me a copy of his second book ~ The Infinite Equinox! 
 Here's the Summary of the book: 

Moments. Our entire life is made up of moments -entwined together, so impeccably that it is unimaginable to disambiguate one from the other. But it was never the same for Tamanna. She could easily differentiate every moment of her life to either good or bad, black or white - there was no gray shade. Abducted from her hometown, she spent countless days begging in the streets for her life.

Sometimes, you need to fight for your destiny and Tamanna did as she made it out of the perilous begging rackets of India to the grandeur of Seattle.

This moving tale will take you through the events of her life - from the terrible turmoil of her past, the saddening impact of heart-wrenching experiences to the blossoming of friendship between strangers who were destined to be chained together and finally the confluence of two souls - Tamanna and Vikram; who stood together even when the stars forced them apart.

She is on a quest to find her parents in order to live, to exist. This is her heart's ink imprinted on the pieces of paperback.

It is yours now!

Wrapping up, I would say that my Chai time spent with 'The Infinite Equinox' was indeed short but definitely a treat. I can't wait to read this awesome book and share my experience with you all! :D

So, stay hooked and don't miss the upcoming review! :)

Name: The Infinite Equinox
Author: Bhavya Kaushik
Length: 200 pages
Price: 149/- INR
You can buy this book on Amazon / Flipkart.

Until later then!
~ Bushra

P.S: Noticed my new cup staring at you all the while? Well, maybe he likes you ;)

17 September 2015

Unboxing The ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser and ASUS Lolliflash

 After having given the pleasure to experience and review the Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 2, I was over the moon when I received a mail that I was being sent the latest launch ~ The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser and the amazing Lolliflash!

I have got kind of addicted to gadgets now, especially cellphones and the joy of using and experiencing cell phones from different brands and of different specs and features is beyond compare!

I received this happiness package one week back and I SO wish I could keep it! :P But.. Okay, let's not get greedy! :/ The packaging was quite neat and up to the mark. As I was in the first batch, they sent me a new phone :P *mini dance* (All the accessories were still sealed)

I was a total fan within two days of using this phone. It not only looks gorgeous and has amazing features but also has the most unbelievable pricing! 
More pictures(better ones :P) and detailed review coming up in a couple days! Stay hooked ;)

22 August 2015

10 Best Online Stores To Buy Ladies Bracelets

Fashion is something that defines the attitude of a person. Everybody loves to feel and look fashionable. It is a compliment when someone comes and appreciates you for your fashion sense. Be it your outfit, your makeup, the accessories that you wear, the handbag you carry or even the sandals or shoes you wear have an impact on your fashion sense. All these collectively define your color sense and also your fashion concept. More than your fashion sense, how you carry it or execute is even more important.

Among all the above listed, the one category I am most fascinated with is accessories. You get a lot of varieties to try in the accessories. Some might be very fancy, some might be trendy and some might be very elegant and traditional. Buying accessories online, gives you an unlimited choice from some of the finest brands.

Here's a sneak-peak into the 10 best online stores for gorgeous bracelets for women that will surely steal hearts and leave you wanting for more…

When it comes to fashion, Jabong is the ultimate choice! It is one of the best online stores for all the latest collections on apparels and even fashion accessories. They have a huge collection of ladies bracelets, bangles, necklaces, chains and lots more. Jabong has listed ladies bracelets from top brands including Fume, Estelle, Krafftwork, Peora, Alankruthi and lots more.

They have a stunning collection of both fashion jewellery as well as precious jewellery.  Bracelets that are embellished with pearls, precious stones etc are what you should look out for. You can choose your pick for daily wear, party wear or for any other occasion.

Fashion And You
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Fashion And You is also one such online store that can be a good choice if you really love to explore wide varieties among your choices. This store has great ethnic collections from popular brands like Zaveri Pearls, Cindrella, Shining Diva, The Pari, Sia, ANTIQUE and Ratnakar. The price starts from a shocking Rs.199.

They have great discounts on all their displayed products every day, which makes it simply irresistible to shop from them!

Snapdeal also has an impressive collection of ladies bracelets which are trendy as well as traditional. They have a huge collection of beautiful bracelets and bangles that are full of stones, pearls and other embellishments. Their ethnic collections are beautifully crafted and which give you a royal feel.

The main highlight I must say is the design. You will see a lot of good designs including the adjustable bracelets, peacock designs, rakhi designs, tiger eye and much more. Sukhi, Luxor, Jewels Galaxy, Chaahat Fashion Jewellery etc are some of the brands available on Snapdeal to choose from.

Amazon India is one of the most popular online stores in India, and a personal favourite of this blog's admin! :) This store has an awesome collection of jewelry and accessories from over 2000+ brands. The designs are unlimited for both precious and non-precious collections.

Their designs will surely make you look special at any occasion you wear them. There are bracelets with stones, pearls, gold-plated, silver-plated, designer bracelets, festival special bracelets and lots more to choose from.

Bluestone is an online store that is a sole provider for all kinds of jewelry. You will actually get confused as which one to choose. It'll be a hard decision to make. They have bracelets specifically meant for occasions. You can choose from a wide variety showcased at the store.

Choose from the various collections for daily wear, office use, gifts, studded, plain gold and lots more collections are in the list.

You can also choose your pick from Flipkart, who recently chose to go app only. If you are more of a mobile shopper then take your mobile and shop unlimited for bracelets. The store gives you an ample selection from top brands and some of the offers here are simply irresistible!

Flipkart is famed for bumper offers like the Big Billion Day and Big app shopping days. Try shopping for accessories in such sales.

Homeshop18 must be a very familiar store for most of you. Their online store too has good collections of ladies bracelets. The collections include gold, silver and fashion jewellery that will mesmerize you and make you want to own everything you see.

You can shop effortlessly at Homeshop18 as you get a wide range of collections within your budget. All you need is to place your order and get the product delivered at your doorstep without any hassle and that too at a lower price as you can use coupons to get them at a discounted rate.

Shoppers Stop
Shoppers Stop is also a very sort after online store for all the needs related to fashion. The store is amazingly filled with a lot of products that can make you go awestruck, leaving you confused as which one to choose. Grab the diamond bracelet collections from the Sparkles, on which you can have your name as well. Now they have also teamed up with Flipkart and all their products are available on Flipkart too!

Last but not the least, there is yet another very familiar online store ~ eBay, which also has a good collection of ladies bracelets. Mahi, Sukkhi, Peora, Blinglane and Lady Rainbow are the popular brands available on eBay to quench your thirst for fashionable bracelets. There are beautifully crafted fashion bracelets that can make your friends envy at you. Grab your choice as soon as possible and enjoy great discount as well while buying your product.

So, what are waiting for! Go look out for that Fab bracelet spot on! :)
Happy Shopping!

Guest post by Gayathri Pillai.

20 August 2015

Sizzling Speed With Airtel 4G

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Fast cars.. Fast Food.. Fast WiFi..
I have been a fan of fast things right from the beginning. I am the second word for 'impatience' so you know how much I low speed in no matter what case it be!

If you got to read this recent post of mine where I introduced all you folks to Airtel 4G, you will know that this punch of speed by Airtel has come as a blessing to me.

Some slow things heart. A lot. The worst of worsts is slow internet connectivity! I would any day prefer 'no internet' over 'slow internet'. It kills to keep your eyes glued to the loading button which keeps rotating endlessly and testing your patience!
After experiencing the speed of the Airtel 4G sim, I am over the moon now! Guess what! Thanks to Twitter, I got myself a free 4G sim home delivered to me by the Airtel folks within an hour of applying for it. :D I was pretty excited about the whole buzz and couldn't wait to use it on my Moto G. The result was higher than what I had expected. Shocking actually!
What I experienced with this sim is far more than what I had expected. My phone is a dual sim phone and hence I got to actually compare my two sim cards. The difference was really astounding!

I had a 3G sim before this and as have used it for a year now, I could instantly point out all the amazing differences between the 3G and the 4G sims. The 4G sim is about 3 times more faster and efficient than the 3G sim and not just the internet, the network of the sim is superb too!

Previously with my 3G sim, if I had to download a movie, I did it overnight as it took hours. With the 4G sim, it's just a different case. Even bulky Bollywood movies like Mohabbatein gets downloaded within a span of an hour. Besides, there's no lag time when I open any app. Even if the app is a heavy one like the Despicable me or Ice Age 3 games, the app opens up within seconds and the files get downloaded within minutes too

I am totally awed by this revolutionary speed backed sim and am sure it's going to win each and every heart. I am so excited to explore every bit of it and just to put it on a test, I keep downloading stuff like bulky games, fun apps and of course, all the TV series I have missed :P. Glad to say that every time, the 4G sim impresses me and leaves me awed. It's that perfect dash of speed which I need to brighten my mood instantly!

I checked and noticed that Airtel's "Tweet using #GetAirtel4G for free 4G sim" is still on and I am here again to inform my wonderful readers! :D

If you missed it a few days back, make the smart move and book it NOW! Go check Airtel India's Twitter TL and this website for more!

Long live speed,
~ Bushra

Images are taken from Airtel's Website.

18 August 2015

Keema Pasta ~ A Delmonte Treat

Frankly speaking, I am not a fan of pasta. No matter how good it is cooked, it fails to impress me. However, imagine my joy when I developed a sudden liking towards it, thanks to Del Monte.

You might have heard the proverb "look good: taste good", well that's what inspired me to bring home the Delicious and cute looking bow-shaped pasta by Del monte. The moment my eyes fell on these pastas on the Indiblogger website, I booked one for myself asap.
After the pasta was home, it was time to get cooking and give light to all these years of practice and perfection. I love food, am a Big time foodie but the irony is, I love cooking what I eat more! :D

I chose to cook a non-veg dish as it kind of suited the recipe I had in mind. The first step was planning and deciding the ingredients which was quite fun. Next came the actual fun part where I experimented ;)

- Del Monte bow-shaped pasta 500gm (Any other shape can also be used)
- Mutton Keema 250gm
- Olive oil 3tbsp (you can use any other cooking oil too)
- Ginger Garlic paste 8tbsp
- One medium size onion finely chopped
- Mustard seeds 1/2tsp
- Saunf 1/2tsp
- Maida flour 2tbsp
- 3 Red chillies
- 5 garlic heads
- Coriander for garnishing
- Spices
- Hot chillies and tomato sauce (Optional)

Preparation time: 15 Mins
Cooking: 15 mins

1* First take a heavy bottom kadhai and boil 1 1/2 liters of water. Add the cute bow shaped Del Monte pastas to the boiling kadhai and let cook until soft yet firm.

2* At the same time take Mutton Keema, wash and cook it in a cooker by adding some salt, a pinch of turmeric powder garlic heads,spices, saunf, and Red chillies. Cook until edible.

3* When pasta is cooked, drain the excess water and keep the pasta aside.
4* Now take another kadhai and add oil to it. When hot, add mustard seeds, and the finely chopped onion. Next add ginger garlic paste and fry until golden. Add salt as per taste. Next add the Maida flour to it.
5* Add the cooked pasta to this. Take the cooked keema and mash it until all the ingredients have mixed. Add it to the kadhai and mix well.

6* Garnish with coriander and hot chilli sauce. Serve immediately. Tada! :D

It's such a simple yet such a delicious recipe :D It was so fun experimenting and making my own recipe.
*While the Pasta is cooking, keep stirring it to avoid them from sticking to the bottom.
*You can add vegetables to this too. Dice them and add cook with the pasta itself.
*If you can't serve immediately, make sure you heat the dish in the oven/stove before serving.
*If you want a little more gravy in the dish, add more ginger garlic paste then mentioned.


8 August 2015

The Fast and the Furious: Airtel 4G Get Free Sim!

Let's start with two questions...

What is the most amazing thing in this world?
Yesss......I can hear you all!! It no doubt is "Free Wifi"!! :D

Now what is the most annoying thing in this word?
Yeahhh...hmmphh!! I can hear your grunts.. It no doubt is "Slow Wifi"!! :(

If you are a social media freak like me, you will know that slow WiFi is torturous.. murderous.. simply annoying! I can easily say that 'no WiFi' is far better than 'slow WiFi'. 

We all have had to go through that tortuous stage of life when the internet connection is super slow and mind you! Those who pass this stage are real brave and courageous.

Me when the Internet is slow...
Slow network connection can cause...

At times... even Death.

No kidding.

So imagine how happy and over the moon you all will be when you read what I have to share with you all today!

Airtel, who couldn't bear seeing us all suffer, has launched Airtel 4G which is famed to be the FASTEST network. Isn't that pretty cool?! *Does a happy dance*
When I watched Airtel's latest TVC(which is quite interesting and engaging), I was floored and suddenly all excited to buy myself a 4G sim. 

What's more?! I couldn't rest until I had bought it and explored it. 

My Experience:

The first thing I noticed was that these 4G sims come customized with two partitions which allows you to turn the sim into a micro sim whenever you want it. This is a real AWESOME step as you won't have to face the hassle of getting your sim cut and modified into a micro sim. I use a phone which is backed with a micro sim and I found this feature simply superb. Made me instantly fall in love with the Airtel 4G sim even before really experiencing it!

What I experienced with this sim is far more than what I had expected. My phone is a dual sim phone and hence I got to actually compare my two sim cards(the first sim is Airtel 3G). The difference was really astounding!
When I used to download a full movie in my first sim, the loading time was nearly 3 hours. But when I downloaded a movie with the same GBs using my Airtel 4G sim, the loading time was less than thirty minutes. This was really shocking to me as I have never used a network as fast as this. 

Apart from this,  I noticed there's no lag time when I open any app. Even if the app is a heavy one like the Despicable me or Ice Age 3 games, the app opens up within seconds and the files get downloaded within minutes too.

I usually use Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Amazon and Flipkart apps on my phone the most and when I browse the same using the Airtel 4G sim, the experience is more than satisfactory! The tweets never take 'sending' time and everything is simply a breeze!

Now browsing is a breeze and I don't have to suffer slow connectivity. Thank God for Airtel 4G!! 
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I am truly impressed by the Airtel 4G sim and would totally recommend it to all my wonderful readers!

Check out the terrific TVC I was talking about here:

Now let me end the post by giving you all a treat! :D Guess what! If you have a 4G sim supported phone, Airtel is happy to home deliver you a FREE sim card. Simply TWEET to them tagging their handle which is @AirtelIndia then, go to THIS LINK and enter your details! Don't forget to use the hashtag  and Voila! :D 

I tweeted in the morning and the response was quick as a breeze!
Thank me later! ;)

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