Tuesday, June 30, 2015

10 reasons to choose my "Asus Zenfone2" as your next phone!

Asus Zenfone2

I was using my old smartphone for a long time before deciding that it's time to have a new one with modern features and specifications, but will not hurt my pocket a lot. Now, whenever you are thinking of changing your phone and selecting something new, there should be some genuine reason for your selection. There are so many options in the market and it is very easy to get confused. Which brand to choose or which smartphone to buy? Which one is offering the best specification and performance at reasonable prices? After a lot of research and thinking I opted for Asus Zenphone2, and after using it for some days now, I can safely comment that it should be your next phone as well. So, let me share 10 reasons for Asus Zenphone2 to be your next phone.
  1. Intel quad core processor: The latest 64 bit quad core Intel processor of Asus Zenphone2 gives a smooth and crisp performance. The performance of the phone can be compared with that of a computer.
  2. The outstanding capacity of the RAM: Asus Zenphone2 comes with 4GB RAM that gives you an awesome flawless performance. It is one of the fastest smartphones present in the market and you will be able to switch between apps without a hint of the system hang.
  3. Latest Android Lollipop as OS: Asus Zenphone2 has the latest version of Android Lollipop as OS that allows you excellent navigation and browsing experience.
  4. Awesome internal memory capacity: The 16GB internal storage facility of Asus Zenphone2 (up to 64GB external supported) will help you store a lot of your valuable data and entertainment staffs like music, videos and images.
  5. Great battery life: Asus Zenphone2 has a great battery life (3000 Mah) with a fast charging capacity that allows you to get 60% of your battery recharged in only 40 minutes. So, no longer you will be worried about your battery life, especially during long hours of travel.
  6. Fantastic camera performance: The 13MP rear and 5MP front camera give you high quality images (no issues with qualities of pixels in low light situations). There is no shutter lag and low light capture is very good even without flash. You can also shoot high quality videos with great clarity.
  7. Crisp Display: The display is one of the main attractive features of a phone and Asus Zenphone2 is not lagging behind in this aspect by any chance. It boasts a great 5.5 inch, 401 ppi, full HD display that will surely satisfy you.
  8. The Gorilla Glass 3 Protection: Asus Zenphone2 comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the screen.
  9. Range of Connectivity options: The range of connectivity options in Asus Zenphone2 includes Dual SIM support (3G or 4G) along with the NFC, WiFi (along with hotspot), GPS, GLONASS, and Bluetooth 4.
  10. Unbeatable Price: With all this awesome feature Asus Zenphone2 costs only around 13,000/-.

Asus Zenfone2

By now I think you have already decided to get your Asus Zenphone2 as soon as possible.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Low Carb Diet in Indian Context

Low Carb Diet in Indian Context

The new trend in diet is the concept of low carb diet with high protein. Everyone seems to be following it western world. But, the question is whether it is worth considering in Indian context and if considered how to have a nice low carb Indian menu. There are different opinions on whether to stick to a low carb diet or not. My personal feeling is to focus more on a balanced diet rather than a low carb one. You can still maintain your shape and lose weight while eating rice and other carbs. Same goes for high protein diet. If low carb diet suits you then here are some useful Indian foods to try. 

The post first appeared on Nutriram.....................

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Henry Island

mangrove sundarban
The artificial mangrove forest built in Henry Island near Bakkhali, West Bengal, India.......

Monday, June 22, 2015

Timeshare & Holiday Exchange in India

Timeshare & Holiday Exchange in India

Timeshare is a concept of shared ownership vacation property. The selling of shares and construction issues is handled by a management company. Usually the locations of timeshare complexes are in popular places with the high demand of vacation property. On the other hand holiday exchange is swapping your property or timeshare with others to enjoy the vacation staying at no living cost.

Timeshare in Brief
  • It is a marketing concept
  • Operates on the basis of membership
  • Ownership for a specific period
  • Payment is made in advance
  • Exchange timeshare properties within members

Major Domestic Brands of Timeshare
  • Club Mahindra
  • Sterling resort
  • Cambay group
  • Kamat Group
  • Magic Holiday Resort
  • Toshali Resort

The timeshare concept evolved due to the idea that for vacation people require lodging for a maximum of one to two weeks in a year. So dividing the ownership of a room, villa or cabin into 51 weeks (keeping one week for maintenance) will allow the buyer to purchase an ownership for one or two weeks in a year. So the owner can stay and spend a vacation at this place once a year. The next interesting thing is, now that the owner can exchange this ownership with similar ones from different locations. This way, once you buy a Timeshare property you can use it while you travel to different locations each year. Thus Timeshare is coupled with a Holiday exchange program. Usually these exchanges are done within members of a particular brand where once you have a membership, you can stay at different places covered by that brand. Timeshare allows a user pleasure, freedom, luxury and satisfaction to a traveler. The timeshare is one of the fastest growing hospitality industries in the world and is spreading in India at a rapid pace as well. 

Timeshare Pros
  • It is a onetime investment for the owner as the room rate is fixed and already paid in advance and allows the owner to revisit the same place time and again with a feeling of a second home.
  • The stay is comparatively safe as only members a particular brand is given access to the place compared to the traditional hotel staying. You can enjoy a family atmosphere.
  • It can be considered as an investment as well. The company may allow owner to transfer, sell or gift the timeshare ownership to others in future.
  • The holiday exchange concept opens up a large number of options for you at different locations.

Time Share Cons
  • Considerably large investment at the beginning of the membership.
  • You have to book rooms well in advance to get accommodation as the ratio of members to room offered is still not great in India.
  • Sometimes the management company operating your timeshare ownership offers substandard rooms and service and as you have already given the payment in advance, this creates a problem.
  • Not for sightseeing type travelers as these rooms are often situated away from the happening places.
  • Negative publicity by the traditional hotels may dampen your spirit.

Final Verdict

Timeshare and holiday exchange is still in its development stages in India. Though the current leading brands have over 1 lakh members each, and increasing their membership base at 20% per year, they are not expanding their rooms at the same pace. They also tend to keep the owners at dark regarding the number of members and rooms available. You have to book the rooms well in advance. Timeshare is not for sightseeing type of travelers, but for the ones who want to spend some luxurious leisure time in exotic places.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The serenity at Bakkhali

serenity at Bakkhali
The serenity at Bakkhali, one of the most enjoyable sea beaches I have visited so far in India..... I am not a crowd lover though and it suites me perfectly....... If you have any questions regarding trip to Bakkhali, just leave a comment, and I will be happy to answer........