The AskMe App

The other day, I was convinced that I needed a vintage OTG to do some baking because it has a certain flavour. Maybe, it is just me, but I do occasional baking in the modern microwaves and it’s not the same. In my hunt for a cheap, reliable and a second-hand OTG, I went bonkers on my smart phone. To my surprise, it seemed way too much work scrolling from pages and pages of listings of dealers selling their goods and classifieds, making calls to confirm if it was still available, asking for directions; phew! For the last couple of hours that my hunt was on, it sure felt like a lot more.

Around the same time, I overheard an ad on the TV starring Ranbir Kapoor about this app called ‘AskMe’. Ranbir, oh, how we were meant to be together! (That’s a different blog post all together – major girl crush). I naturally, gave it a go and was surprised to see how efficient it is. Clear listings of classified ads and merchants, with a quick, in-app call feature along with purchasing options, this is something!

AskMe is definitely the ‘Baap of All Apps’ with a sleek UI and an amazing search engine. With a comprehensive database of millions of businesses running in your city, it is certainly a one-replace-all app. All your local information needs on your phone screen, from selecting a café to catchup with friends, to booking an appointment at your nearest spa, finding deals in your city or checking for an OTG for your baking experiments, find it all, on this incredible app. Features that range as following, it is a certain must-try for everyone who has ever had to use their smartphone to figure out a place to dine, or check out a review about a business or just find out the best shopping deals in the city.

  • Search for businesses near you
  • Get great deals offered by your favorite local businesses
  • Latest classifieds on mobile, jobs, cars, real estate and more
  • Add reviews, photos, and tips for your favorite businesses
  • Make your own listings of your favorite local businesses
  • Read reviews to know about good businesses (and not so good) in your city
  • Share favorite businesses with friends via SMS, email, Facebook and Twitter
  • Look up addresses and phone numbers for thousands of businesses, and call them instantly from ASKME app
  • Additional Business information, such as ratings, payment methods and opening hours, to help make your choice easier

Capture You can download this app from Google play for your android device and it is compatible with any version of Android after version 2.2. Give it a go and am sure you will not be disappointed. And yes, I did get my OTG at a very good price from a gentleman who put up the ad on AskMe. The vintage-OTG-cake turned out pretty nice for a small get-together at home.

Cheers!

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The Tuck Shop

My hunt for good food at new places is always on. Then there are places which are so familiar and comfortable that I just I just get up and head out there. So, on this lazy Sunday I ended up at Tuck Shop, a cute little place in Koramangala with menu which will satisfies my breakfast craving like no other.  Interesting graffiti and paintings make this place even warmer.

The Tuck Shop

The Tuck Shop

I took my sister there for a brunch and how she loved it. They have recently refreshed their menu and I had to try it!

The New Menu!

The New Menu!

Heavenly

Heavenly

I tried the Waffle with bacon layered with cheese and more and it was ammmmaaaziinggg!!!! So heavenly, loved it.

Tikka Takka eggs

Tikka Takka eggs

This place is known for its burgers and all day breakfast menus. The chef definitely deserves applause for the new additions to the menu. I am glad I have even more reason to visit the place again 🙂

Here, is the link to their page. Check it out!

Cheers!

 

 

Mobikwik Makes Life Easier- Best Recharging Application

Yes, Mobikwik surely makes our lives easier. From the eyes of a office goer, I always have scheduled day and work is planned accordingly. I need to go to the office and come back and study along with my assignments which I take. All this leaves very less time in my kitty to help my parents in the daily chores.
I used to often feel very bad about this until a friend of mine who uses the Mobikwik Mobile Application, told me about the same. It was that day and since then, it is me who pays the DTH and gas bills. I also get the mobile phones recharged for everyone and everything in 5 minutes and all from my mobile phone.
I simply love the Mobikwik Mobile Application. It is surely a revolution in the Olie recharging Industry.
Mobikwik’s quality & its workability is the way to success. The most common reason why I use MOBIKWIK is the multifunctional mobile application which no other recharging company has.The first and the most important USP is the very faster process and quickest recharge ability. The second reason which makes me use Mobikwik.com is it’s ability to help us save money with the various offers and discounts that it gives us.
It also has a number of services:
1) All prepaid recharges
2) All postpaid bill payment options.
3) DTH recharge.
4) Data card recharge.
5) Electricity bill payment.
6) Gas bill payment.
7) Landline bill payment.
8) Insurance payment, etc.
Mobikwik.com has really changed the way payments are being made today and I can only say that it is much quicker and convenient now.
Also, the Mobikwik Android application (because I have an android phone) does not take too much space on the phone. I am really surprised (pleasantly) to know how these guys were able to pull off such a nice application which is not even heavy. Some good coder for sure.

Wedding Bells

How do you define a typical Indian Wedding?

Mind-Boggling trays of Sweets, Array of Music, People you might not have met in your lifetime as your Relatives and so on and so forth.  In the middle of it all, are the bride and the bride-groom, jostling in between the over-enthusiastic ladies and the over-responsible and caring uncles. I have seen all this up-close and personal in a number of marriage ceremonies of near and dear ones. Recently, at my best friend’s wedding, we had quite the streak of working non-stop for 4 days and nights! Yes, a couple of hours of sleep here and there were somehow managed but that was about it! It might even get a little flustering at times because of the number of people trying to pinpoint their variants of the rasam – the traditions of Hindu Wedding.

The Indian Baraat – Source – indianweddingsite.com

But probably the best part of the whole marriage is the Baraat! Now, when an India wedding happens, the couple is treated as a prince and a princess and so everything is orchestrated around this philosophy. Baraat is actually a procession signifying that the groom is going for his marriage. Friends and family gather around and dance on this auspicious occasion. And it is a magical spectacle considering there’s this jolt of happiness and enthusiasm that creeps up to you without knowing why! You forget about the back-pain from running around and getting things done, the incurable headache from sleep deprivation and what not! It’s just about pure joy at that very moment.

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To heighten the festivities, all us friends, were served with Black Dog – Triple Gold Reserve. It turned out to be another glorious night for me and my friends to remember. And one that will be a special memory for years to come. With everyone around getting married, I’m sure the next excruciating and extremely fun gathering is just round the corner. 🙂

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Tasting Notes of Black Dog Scotch Whiskey

In my journey with Black Dog Scotch Whiskey what I admire the most is its rich taste. How it makes your taste buds dance on different tune. I am sharing the tasting notes of the most soulful whiskey I have ever had.

BD 21 YO:

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Color – intense amber gold with shimmering highlights
Nose – a harmony of delight orchestrated by a multitude of seductive aromas immediately arouse the senses. Soft peaches and ripe citrus fruits coupled with pear, marzipan and bergamot begin this flirtatious fanfare. The aged malt whiskies from the Speyside valley make their own inimitable contribution by adding that distinctive charm and finesse. Velvet and smooth. The hand of time in the finest sherry wood has weaved its magic spell to perfection.
Taste – Bold and magnificent. This outstanding blend must be given the reverence and respect it richly deserves. For twenty one year’s these aged single malts and grain whiskies have remained dormant in our cold dark warehouses before they were finally blended together by our master Blender. Therefore the spirit must be held long on the palate for at least twenty one seconds to awaken its many hidden attributes. Like a rare masterpiece it will reveal its inner beauty. It’s inner world. Intense flavors of Seville oranges, ripe sweet mangoes and ginger spice reward the palate, and then whispers of bitter chocolate, liquorices and crushed almonds drift lovingly on.

BD 18 Y.O.

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Color: Deep, golden, glossy and mahogany.
Nose: A truly noble bouquet of luscious malty tones and rich velvety textures with a hint of oloroso
sherry in the background.
Taste: Round and mellow complex quixotic flavours with an impeccable balance of individual malt and grain whiskies and silky soft tones that dance on the tongue.
Finish: Luxuriously smooth and long, a testament to the malt & grain whiskies which have spent years in oak casks & vats.

BD 12 Y.O.

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Color : Amber, with golden highlights.
Aroma : Robust malty, mellow woody, complex yet delicate aroma of sherry and vanillic sweetness with whispers of soft peatiness in the background.
Palate : Beautifully rounded, heavy body, pronounced malty, mellow woody, fruity sweetness with teasing light warm peat.
Finish : Luxurious and exciting, long and warm with a touch of cream.

Black Dog Centenary

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Color : Amber with golden highlights.
Aroma : Matured wood, toasted malt, mild honey sweetness, delicate butterscotch bordering on cream, with floral nuances that emerges at the end.
Palate : Robust body, pronounced rich malt and oak and sherry sweetness, spreads warmly in the mouth like silent sea waves.
Finish : Balanced, long, intense and bright.

Cheers! Happy Drinking 🙂

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Origin – Fish Angling

Ever wondered how Black Dog got it’s name? Those enthusiasts of Classic Rock would recognize ‘Black Dog’ as the famous song performed by Led Zepplin. But the Black Dog being talked here is the name of a flying fish.

Observe the fishing fly on the logo,
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Black Dog was christened by Walter Millard whose favorite sport was fishing angling. He used to unwind and relax while angling in the Spey and Tay rivers of Scotland since the early 19th century. He named the whisky Black Dog in honour of his favorite salmon fishing fly.

Angling is a method of fishing by means of am angled-fish hook. The hook is attached to a fishing line and the line is attached to a fishing rod. Fishing rods are then fitted with a fishing reel that helps in controlling the line. The hooks are often dressed with lures or bait.

Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial “fly” is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or “lure” requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural invertebrates or other food organisms, or “lures” to provoke the fish to strike.

Angling is one of the world’s finest sport. Sports of the rich and famous, with the likes of Golf, Horse Racing, Polo, Angling is quite a famous sport known for its calm nature helping the participants to unwind and relax. Would you not love to relax with a glass of Black Dog Scotch in hand after the sportive nature of the day?

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A Beautiful Bottle of Scotch

Design is all about expression. It’s a medium to put your ideas, your creativity into form. It could be in a form of a functional product, a painting or a piece of craft and various other forms of creations. Being a designer I have a special place for design, be it art, a product or an accessory.

I have always appreciated Black Dog Scotch Whiskey not just for the incredible taste and the smoothness but also for its impeccable design, well, from a designer’s perspective the packaging in itself spells luxury.

Black Dog Scotch Whiskey

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There is no doubt that it is a must have for your bar reasons being-

The taste– The divine taste of the timeless Black Dog Scotch Whiskey just helps you unwind and relax with every sip in an ethereal way.

What it stands for- It defines luxury and I am sure you know what I mean. A bottle of the Classy Scotch sitting at the bar says so much about someone’s taste.

Well I like to have my drink in style, for me it’s the best way to appreciate something so fine.

This beautiful Scotch glass

http://www.zansaar.com/final-touch-on-the-rock-glass-set-with-silicone-ice-ball-mold-p-SALQY2004

Found them on zansaar.com. This was my choice, it’s perfect for my scotch. You can find more on http://www.zansaar.com/whiskey-glasses-c-121513.

Hope you find the right glass to pour in your favorite Black Dog Scotch Whiskey. Cheers!  Happy Drinking 🙂

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