Friday, 27 February 2015

Cars and Quikr...

After a lot of research with hundreds of dealers, Rahul had bought a car. It was a 5 sitter car. Buying a car was a proud moment for him. After all, his dream of buying his own car was finally fulfilled. Rahul was a crazy car lover.  He loved his car and flaunted it proudly. But, within a few days of buying a car, he got engaged and with that he also realized that after his marriage, his entire family wouldn't fit in his 5 sitter car. So he thought to replace his existing car with a larger one. But, this time he did not want to waste much of his time behind the car dealers. Nor he was willing to buy a brand new car this time. He spoke about his concern with one of his friends. And there he found a quick solution for his problem.

Yes! Rahul's friend gave him the details about the Quikr.com. A perfect place where one can buy or sell any stuff, sitting at home, just by a few clicks. Rahul liked the suggestion. As soon as he reached home, the first thing he did was to open his laptop and search for the Cars in Cars & the Bikes section on Quikr. To his surprise, he got a big list of cars. The best thing he learnt was that there was no need to share the contact number with every caller as the quikr.com has implemented a new amazing functionality by which one could easily chat with buyers and seller using the chat function and that too without sharing the personal number. 

He quickly clicked a photo of his car and posted it on Quikr. Within few minutes of posting an ad, he got a chat message from one of a buyer. He loved this chat function as because of it his personal space was not hindered from receiving calls from fake buyers. The other important thing he observed was only genuine buyers were sending him the messages. He could easily connect with the genuine buyers from his desktop, mobile app, and by his mobile site. Very soon he got a good deal for his car and he sold it. 

Now it was his turn to buy a 8 sitter car. And this time he did not require any help from dealers or anyone else. As he had quikr now. He quickly searched for a car that he needed. Within no time he got hundreds of results. He contacted a few sellers using his chat app on mobile. And after certain negotiation, he finalized a bigger and better car for him and his family.

So this is a Rahul's story on how he replaced his existing car on something better. Rahul is a happy Quikr.com user. Have you ever tried Quikr to buy or sell something? If not, then do give a try.

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Sunset Outside The Cubicle...

Mihir hurried to his house from the office one evening. He had a meeting with one of the major clients, within an hour. And, he had forgotten some of the important documents, at his home, which were required for the meeting.

He quickly took his car and drove towards his house, wondering, how could he be so careless to forget the file at home. To him, work had always been his highest priority. Almost every weekend of Mihir was spent in the office. Working extra hours every day was like a ritual for him. People called him Workaholic and commented, that more than half of his life is spent inside the four walls of his cubicle. Not that it bothered him. When questioned, he used to reply, that finishing off the pending work at the office is better than staying alone at home. His dedication and smartness had fetched him a good position in a multinational company at a young age. Though he was successful, he never let success get to his head and remained down to the earth, with a positive attitude. He was a favorite among his juniors, as his friendly nature made them feel comfortable, when he was around. Seniors too counted on him as he was equally available to them, whenever any major issue raised. Office politics, never bothered him, because he did not require any of it, to prove his abilities. His life revolved only around his office and work. In short, Mihir, was a pure soul who spread a positive vibe wherever he went. But, despite of having everything, there was an unfathomable void in his heart. Nobody knew the real Mihir, behind his smiling face. 

After 15 minutes of driving, Mihir reached his apartment and entered the lift. He pressed the 20th floor button. The lift was painfully slow and stopped on every alternate floor to pick and drop the passengers. He checked his watch for at least 30 times before the lift finally halted, at the 20th floor. He pulled out the house keys from his pocket and opened the door of his house. His eyes subconsciously moved to the table where the documents were kept. Running towards the table, in a hurry, he picked the documents. As he turned around to leave back to the office, he felt a cold breeze swipe his face, from the wide open windows, which he had again forgotten to close this morning, while in a hurry to reach office. He walked towards the window to close it and then, something caught his attention. He stood there dumbfounded and a word slipped out from his mouth, "'Incredible". A smile widened his lips just as it had happened a year ago. He had witnessed the same breathtaking view of the sunset, once again.


The sunset and the soothing breeze carried him away, along with it. The pages of the memories began unfolding and took him to the day, when, one of his biggest dream had come true. The day when he had purchased his dream home. The same day, when he had felt, that he had really achieved something in his life.

He remembered the every detail of that day, which seemed as if just yesterday. It was this same sunset view from the window, which made him fall in love with this house an year ago. He remembered how he had ignored the flaws of the house just for this view, thinking that he would be spending every evening of his day, watching the breathtaking sunset.

When he looked back to the file in his hands, his mind slowly drifted towards his office again. He visualized himself working in the cubicle. Every evening, which were planned to see the sunset, were spent in between the four walls of his cubicle. The very reason for buying the house was no more now, as he was seeing the sunset, after a year. It was as if he went to his house just to sleep, and left early morning in a hurry, to reach office again. This made him realize, that the sunset was not the only thing, that was missing in his life. There were so many other things, which once were very dear to him and now he had completely forgotten about them. Mihir, who had found happiness in little things was no more now. He suddenly missed that old Mihir.

A phone call dragged him back from his trance. It was a call from his office. He looked at his cell phone and looked back to the sunset. But, this time he knew what to do. He knew the meeting was not going to stop, just for one person, not attending it. He disconnected the call and switched off his cell phone. He felt as if the sunset was healing him from within. It was a sheer magic, he was experiencing. He kept looking at it, until the sun was completely set and the first stars made their appearance. After that, he left his house and went for a walk.

On his way, he saw a group of friends hanging out. He could not remember when he had last spent a quality time with his friends. There was a time when no evening would be complete without meeting his friends, and there he was today, walking all alone on the streets, lost in his own thoughts. A few steps ahead took Mihir to a place where he found a chaat stall. He remembered how much he loved eating chaat, but, again could not remember when was the last time he had it. He took a plate of shev puri and sat on a bench in a nearby park, where his eyes fell on a young couple. He missed Revathi. He sighed! And reminded himself, that she was long gone.

He began walking again, while a train of thoughts was running in his mind. He wondered, if this was all he wanted? What had he really achieved in life, after dedicating his most of the time in his office? While running behind the bigger things, Mihir had forgotten, that to him, happiness had always been in smaller things.

However, he knew tomorrow would be the same day as every day. Once again, the same work routine was going to start. He knew, he had reached too far, from where turning back to the normal life, was impossible.

Lost in his own thoughts, he reached back to his apartment. As the lift halted on the 20th floor, he saw some house shifting work was in progress in his neighboring flat. A tired professionally dressed man was on a phone call, whom Mihir assumed to be his new neighbor.

He overheard that man talking on the phone,"The sunset view from the window is just amazing. I am going to spend every evening, seeing the sunset".

Mihir smiled...






Sunday, 15 February 2015

Asus Zenfone... An Ideal Valentine...

As the Valentine's day was nearing, where ever I went I was bombarded with only one question. What are the plans for the Valentine? I was tired of explaining it to everyone that I was single and I absolutely had no plans for the Valentine. I ignored everyone with a smile as if I was not bothered by such questions. But, somewhere deep within even I had a wish. A wish to celebrate this Valentine 's day with someone special. 

A special someone who just had five qualities. The qualities were like, someone who would not complain to click any number of my pictures, someone who would never be bored of shopping, someone who could sing a song for me, someone who would love to play games with me and someone who would love to watch my favorite movies any number of times. I  gave a thought about it and found it just impossible to find the one with all the qualities. But then, all of a sudden a thought popped in my mind. All these qualities made me remember just one thing. And that thing was an Asus Zenfone.

Yes, An Asus phone had all the qualities that I wished to have in my Valentine. So, I thought, why shouldn't I have an Asus Zenfone who would love me unconditionally.

I took my laptop and straight away typed  http://www.flipkart.com/asus. To my surprise, I got a list of beautiful Asus handsets in the search results. It was difficult to choose one as every single piece was more better than the other. However, after some time I selected one of the best and ordered it immediately. 

As expected, the Flipkart's best service delivered the phone the next day itself. And, that was a Valentine's day. I opened the phone and I just loved the look and feel of it. It was the love at first sight. I quickly turned it on and started exploring its features. My love for Asus kept on increasing with the every passing second. 'What else could have been a better Valentine's?', I thought. 

Now you must be thinking that how could a simple phone be an ideal Valentine, Isn't it? Well, let me explain how all my wishes came true with the use of an Asus Zenfone.

My First Wish - Someone who would not complain to click any number of my pictures:
Now that I had found that special one, my new Zenfone, I made a plan to go out on a dinner. I wore a best dress of mine and clicked so many selfies. The high quality 5 elements optical camera lens of my Asus Zenfone and PixelMaster gave me the amazing selfies and made me look even more beautiful. 

My Second Wish- Someone who would never be bored of shopping:
Asus Zenfone which is powered by Intel Atom Processor with Intel Hyper threading technology, loaded the shopping websites faster. The images were downloaded quickly, which gave me a great online shopping experience.

My Third Wish- Someone who could sing a song for me:
The Zenfone which utilizes Intel Atom 2520 processor, gives great power efficiency. So the phone can play any number of songs without worrying about the battery life. 

My Fourth Wish- Someone who would love to play games with me:
My Zenfone's Intel Processor and HD display gives an amazing gaming experience and I can even do multiple tasks at once as I can easily switch in between the apps.

My Fifth Wish- Someone who would love to watch my favorite movies any number of time:
The widescreen, HD display and the long battery life gave me everything needed to watch my favorite movies without giving a second thought. 

So, all the qualities I needed were embedded in one Asus Zenfone which loved me unconditionally making itself my ideal Valentine.

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Life Made Easy With Quikr Chat...

As any other women, shopping is the most favorite task of mine. Take me to the shopping malls and I can spend the entire day there buying the stuffs I need, and also which I don't need. But, due to my busy schedule its been almost impossible to take out some time for shopping. The only Sunday, which I get also passes as quickly as a bullet fired from a gun. Thanks to the online shopping sites, which have made my life so much easier and hence better. Sitting at home, I can buy anything that I want, in just a few clicks. Shopping is on my finger tips. 

Since last few years, I have been a loyal quikr.com user to buy and sell stuffs. The best thing I love about quikr is, unlike so many other shopping sites, quikr is most innovative. It has always kept changing itself by adding new features which make a shoppers and buyers life more and more easier. To be precise, lets have a look at the new feature included in quikr. 

Quikr has introduced a new feature and it is Chat. This is one unique feature which lets the buyer and seller chat with each other, as per their availability. The advantages of chat over phone are many. Lets have a look at some of them. 

1) KEEP YOUR NUMBER PRIVATE: 


To ensure your number to be private when you post any add on quikr, one has to follow a few steps as mentioned in the above image and your number will be set as private. Keeping number private has spared me from receiving so many fake calls. There was a time when I use to get the calls in the middle of the meeting from the buyers and also from fake people claiming to be a buyer. But, now this new chat feature has come as a relief by which I can communicate only with the genuine buyers and save my time.

2) CHAT AT YOUR CONVENIENCE:


By using chat option, now I don't have to worry about receiving calls in the middle of the meeting. This is because now I can reply to the buyers as per my availability and free time. Also, it becomes easier to judge out who is the genuine buyer. Chat have made me take control for buying and selling.

3) KEEP TRACK OF ALL YOUR CHATS:


In past it was quite difficult to remember our conversation with buyers. Most of the time I use to get so many calls from buyers, which would ultimately make me confused. The matter would get even worse if I would post more than one item to sell. Keeping track about which buyer is interested to buy what, was a tedious task. I remember maintaining an excel sheet to keep track of the callers. Thanks to quikr, for introducing chat feature which has helped me keep track of the callers and the conversation with them. 

The new chat feature, by quikr have taken the online buying and selling to a whole new level.



This post is written for an Indiblogger Happy Hour Contest by Quikr NXT.

Image Credits : A screen-shot taken from Quikr Site