Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Befikar Bucket List :D

Hi Guys

Imagine a lifestyle where you do not have to worry about petty things like money and you have this choice to explore everything and anything you want. 

How amazing the world and this life would have been had there been no worries, no limitations, no constraints?

The central idea to write about a bucket list without any limitations came from this advert from IDBI Federal Life Insurance.
I saw this advertisement a few days back and the idea was at the back of my head to write something of a bucket list without any limitations. 

I have named the post "Befikar Bucket List" because that's what you get with "Federal Life Insurance Whole Life". Now there is a way to achieve that unfathomable bucket list of yours. Check out this link for more information on different policies and schemes.

So the five activities/things mentioned below are what my bucket list would involve if there was no holding back of resources. 

1. Meeting AR Rahman  

The maestro has been the biggest inspiration in my life. The Mozart of Madras as we call him, has risen up against all odds and has made his mark on the global music industry. With two academy awards, few grammys and so many other prestigious awards in his lap, he has been the most humble and down to earth person I have noticed with such credentials. 

2. Travel round the world on a bicycle

Travelling has always been a passion. Exploring new places has always given me an adrenaline rush. And cycling is a hobby that always takes me to that serene place when everything else is not working out. So going around the world on a vehicle that brings me closer to myself as well as to nature has to be stupendous to say at least. 

3. Invent something to help mankind

Not to brag or anything but helping others gives me a different kind of high and obviously there is a feel good factor attached to giving. Maybe its these traits that have forced me to give more and more or maybe its something else. What I would want to do is invent something (I don't know what yet) that would help the whole mankind in some or the other form. 

4. Form a band, spread the love

To be in a band is every guy's dream and so is mine. To be in a band and to spread the message of peace and love is what I want to do. Being in a band, be it vocals, guitar or the drums, just being a part of it and having those amazing jamming sessions, band meetings and unprecedented performances. 

5. Dinner date with Richard Branson

To meet the man who has built more than 300 companies and discuss with him some of his life experiences one to one is the ultimate dream. The business tycoon is the most commendable person on the face of earth. In my opinion Virgin group has touched heights that no other company can or ever will and I give the full credit to its founder - Richard Branson.  

So these are the dreams, the wishes and the "to be achieved". Plan your future like you will live forever and insure your dreams insightfully. 

Hope you liked the blog. Dream on !!

Until next time. Ciao !!  


Sunday, February 1, 2015

The fine line between a chat and a phone call

Hi there !! 

I recently came across a situation that made me think about the pros and cons of a phone call over a simple text chat. 

Though not a very big issue but many of us are inclined towards talking on the phone rather than chatting or texting coz it feels a bit more personal. But what about when you do not want to talk to your caller, wouldn't a simple text message or chat be better than calling.  
My personal preference is chatting rather than talking on the phone. In this post I am going to give you 3 reasons why the former is better than the latter. Not to change any personal perceptions but if you could make good out of any advice, use it. If not, consider this as a fun read and move on :) 

Recently I wrote a post about how http://www.quikr.com/ helped me move to Bangalore and made the transition really very smooth. Today I'm gonna discuss a bit more about the website and its new feature Quikr NXT. 

Quikr NXT is this amazing addition to an already superb app through which you can chat with the prospective buyer or seller inside the app without having to call him. 

According to me this is a very useful feature and would definitely help the app get more traffic and more users because earlier some people did not post on the website/app just because they didn't want those calls every 5-10 minutes asking about the product. So the reason number 1 is very clear and I am sure whoever has ever sold or bought a product on Quikr is aware of the huge number of calls that one would get shortly after posting the ad. The Quikr NXT solves this problem from head to toe. Now you do not have to give your phone number on the ad. Just select the option of Quikr NXT and you wouldn't get those annoying calls for negotiating the price. You just have to open the app when you need to check up on updates about your product and voila !! You can contact whoever you want and diss whom you don't.

The second reason in favour of chatting over calling would be better explained with this example. Imagine you are in a super important meeting and a prospective buyer calls you up and asks for the price of that 60 year old transistor that you posted on Quikr :P 
Wouldn't that be a bit irritating? I think it would be.  So this is where Quikr NXT comes to the rescue again. Just drop in a message to the seller and he would contact you once he is in a position to talk things through.   

The third reason why I think a chat would be more helpful than calling up a prospective buyer or seller is because you can express yourself better over text and help the other person about your requirement clearly. It happens to me quite often that the caller on the other side is from some other descent and it makes it really difficult to understand him/her over the phone call. Quikr NXT would really come in handy at these times. 

Hope you liked the post. See you soon :)