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Month: March 2018

Eager to buy/sell a car? Head onto CARS.COM

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Buying a car is like cashing in on your dreams. All of us dream to own a car that not only gets us from A to B but also satiates our lifelong fantasies of cruising in a superlative automobile. Be it your first car or the 10th, the dopamine rush that you experience whilst buying a new car is euphoric.

We all know that one cannot just keep buying a new car every time she/he wishes to witness the above-mentioned feeling of euphoria again; not unless you’re highly affluent or inherited a great deal of money recently.

So, how do you sustain the state of being in a euphoric trance? How do you relive the rush you felt whilst buying your car?

The answer is simple. You invest in a sturdy, pleasant automobile that you can rely on throughout the years.

More than often, people end up buying cars on a hunch. They just walk into a car dealership and go with their gut. Thus, one often ends up with a sub-standard vehicle with minimal features and double the price. You need to be aware that you will not be able to savor the purchase if it burns a hole in your pocket. Be it in terms of a huge loan (because you bit off way more than you can chew in the heat of the moment) or the continuous depreciating value of your car, you need to make sure that you make a wise purchase and extract the most out of it.

Now you’re probably thinking that the points listed above are valid points but how do I make a wise purchase?

The answer is CARS.COM

Cars.com is like an online Walmart for cars. Just like you walk into an aisle and see a wide variety of products for you to choose from, you can “walk into” this online portal and choose from a wide variety of cars that are listed. All the information is at your disposal at the click of a button.

Cars.com will help you in finding a reliable car, at the best possible price.

Finding a reliable car using CARS.COM

  1. Research – One should always research before making such a substantial purchase. This is where CARS.COM will help you out significantly. All you have to do is log onto CARS.COM and put in the specifications of the type of car that you wish to buy and VOILA!!! Just surf through the results and stumble across your ideal car.
  2. Reviews and videos – The more you know about the car you wish to buy, the better. You can read the reviews written by people who already bought the car and you can watch videos related to the one you are interested in.
  3. Compare – CARS.COM provides a smooth and user-friendly interface when it comes to comparing cars. You can compare up to 4 cars and can easily determine the best possible choice for you.
  4. New or Used – Whether you want to buy a new car or you want to go easy on those staggering finances and opt for a used car, CARS.COM provides you with both the options. You may also trade in your previous car and walk away with a brand new one. No more dealing with multitudes and finding a buyer for your car. No more hassle. Trade in and experience the joy of being the owner of a new Batmobile. Oh wait, I meant to say automobile*.
  5. Sell your car – If you are not looking to buy a new car and you just wish to sell your car at the best possible price, guess what do you have to do? CARS.COM, that is correct. You may sell directly to a dealer using quick offer or you can even sell it yourself and make a tad bit more money by hogging up the “dealers profit”.

Even if you don’t want to do any of the above and are just curious to find the value of your car, you can do that too. Curiosity killed the cat, sure, but in your case, your curiosity may result in you selling your car and ending up with a new one, at the best possible price. Thanks to CARS.COM

You want to buy/sell a car? Head onto cars.com

You don’t want to buy/sell a car, but you are passionate about cars in general? Head onto cars.com

Are you still here reading this well-written article?

HEAD ONTO CARS.COM

Cars.com’s People’s Vote winner

5 things I learned from the Super Blogger Challenge 2018 #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

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With the commencement of week 6 of the Super Blogger Challenge 2018, the stakes keep getting higher and higher and the competition is intense. Everyone is putting the pedal to the metal and aiming to be the first at the finish line. With hundreds of immaculate articles pouring in week after week, the Super Blogger Challenge 2018 has certainly come to life.

Taking part in the Super Blogger Challenge 2018 has not only proved to be a learning curve in my otherwise straight line graph but has also revealed a lot of insights which may have gone unnoticed if it wasn’t for this competition.

Here are the 5 things that I learned from the Super Blogger Challenge 2018.

  1. Importance of community

Being born and raised in this capitalist dog-eat-dog world, almost all of us are selfish in our ways and seldom do we put others above us.

However, Super Blogger Challenge has taught me the significance of a community and the joys that come with it.

The Super Blogger Community is a well-knit online blogging community with individuals from diverse backgrounds coming together and encouraging each other to do well. Every active member of this community is keen on interacting with others, be it through the comments or by giving shout-outs. The Super Blogger Challenge has done a breath-taking job in bringing together such passionate individuals and forming a group that represents the online blogging community in India and across the globe.

A few of the fellow online blogging “comrades” that I had the pleasure of interacting with online are listed below.

And many more…….

 

  1. Creating a platform

Super Blogger Challenge has been a key specimen in demonstrating that if people are provided with a platform to excel, they will make the most of it.

Thus, if ever given the opportunity, we all should unite and build platforms for others to grow and branch out. Not only will the likeminded people pour in, but they might also end up investing in the venture and promoting it to varying degrees.

 

  1. Branding & Marketing

What I am truly impressed with is the strategic thought that has gone into making this whole challenge a success. To start a blogging competition to create brand awareness about different products and to widely increase the online reach for the products, is pure genius.

Not only is everyone aware of the products like INSTACUPPA, but many are even buying it. That is how you put a good product in front of an audience and just watch it sell.

Moreover, the Super Blogger Challenge has resulted in bringing many aspiring and talented bloggers to the surface and in the eyes of a huge audience.

 

  1. Interactions

The best part of this Super Blogger Challenge is that we get to interact with different people across the nation and form friendships. We get honest feedback on our articles and everyone in the community is actually interested in each other’s posts. They don’t read it just for the sake of it. I’ve learned a great deal from this challenge and the importance of building social friendships with like-minded individuals is at the top.

 

  1. Promoting authentic content

Last but not the least, the importance of promoting authentic content. Everyone these days is fixated on plagiarising to succeed. People don’t give credit and end up reaping the benefits of someone else’s labor. Thus, it is an absolute necessity to bring good authentic content to a wide audience, so that the writers/bloggers can be accoladed for their hard work. Not only would this limit the ongoing plagiarism, but it would also encourage and push people to write their own content; which is exactly what the Super Blogger Challenge 2018 is doing.

This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com  ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused

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Conquering Super Blogger Challenge 2019 #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

The ongoing Super Blogger Challenge 2018, has been a massive hit in the online blogging community. With over 64 individual blogs and websites taking part in the Super Blogger Challenge 2018, it has not only showcased an outstanding reach in the blogging community but has also managed to capture a wide audience throughout the nation.

Hosted by healthwealthbridge.com, fashionablefoodz.com and allaboutthewoman.com, the Super Blogger Challenge 2018 has been blooming within the blogging community and outreaching the masses. With its 5th week in process, out of the set 10 weeks, it has witnessed an incremental response. Now that we’ve come halfway in this journey, the stakes are higher, the audience is well-versed, and the prizes are enormous.

However, if you were unable to dive into this year’s Super Blogger Challenge, or if you are laden with regret that you were not able to take part in this experience, do not get disheartened. The Super Blogger Challenge will be back in 2019 and it will be bigger, better and have more vibrant prizes. So be ready to ride the learning curve and maybe even conquer the Super Blogger Challenge 2019.

Following are 8 tips that might be of some help to you in conquering the Super Blogger Challenge 2019.

  1. Perseverance

Being a successful blogger is not a piece of cake. It is not the tide that you can easily ride and then reap off the benefits. To be a successful blogger, you need to put in the work 24/7 and never give up. You need to find out the things that you are passionate about. You must post regularly. To stand a chance at conquering the Super Blogger Challenge 2019, you should be a successful blogger who posts relevant content.

  1. Abide by the rules

If you want to do well in any competition, you must abide by the rules. These rules are a set of guidelines provided by the organisers that you cannot and must not ignore. Following the rules will make sure that you aren’t disqualified from the challenge. A few examples of rules and regulations of this year’s challenge is that you must tag the 3 hosts at the end of your article and you must mention that your article is written as a part of the Super Blogger Challenge 2018 and cannot/should not be copied or reproduced in any way.

  1. Build an audience

For a blog or a website to do well in any competition, having a loyal audience provides you that extra edge. Try posting regular content that you think would appeal to the audience a lot more. Posting content that your audience can relate to will ensure them revisiting your blog/website again thereby converting a potential web surfer to a loyal audience.

  1. Always be on time

The sooner you post your blog and link it to the parent landing page, the sooner will more and more people be able to read your article, thereby adding to your views and your online reach. It is a first cum first serve basis. So be quick to post your article. Do not wait till the last day to post it.

  1. Interact with your audience and build a social media presence

Building a social media presence should be a must for every blog/website. First you need to be able to capture the attention span of the audience and then you need to form a bond with them. To build a bond, always interact with your audience and be open to feedback. Always reply to any comments and take keen interest in your audience.

  1. Be Creative

To stand out in any competition, you must be creative, and you must be unique. You need to figure out a way to appeal to the audience a lot more. Whether it be through your relevant and high-quality content, or through your massive social media prowess, you need to hack into the mindset of your readers and cater to their needs.

     7. Keep an eye on competition

To be at the forefront of any competition, one should always keep an eye on the other participants. Always be sure to check out the ones in the Hall Of Fame and the ones in the top picks of the week. Read the articles that have been nominated in the HALL OF FAME  or as the top pick of the week and aspire to build on that. Be appreciative of their posts and try to incorporate the same passion and commitment in your own articles.

     8. DO NOT PLAGIARISE

This is something that one should never do. Not just in a competition, but also in life. You shall never use someone else’s work and claim it to be your own. You shall never copy extracts from somewhere and post them online claiming it to be yours. Always be authentic. If you ever end up taking reference, GIVE DUE CREDIT. Do not try to hog up/feast on someone else’s credit. Plagiarism is both morally and ethically WRONG.

This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com  ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused

Feeling dehydrated? #INSTACUPPA to the rescue. #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

In our day-to-day lives, we often end up consuming beverages that not only have an adverse effect on our health but are also continuously deteriorating us from within. Think of all the beverages or drinks that you consume in a day. Have you ever bothered to even check the ingredient label at the back of your soda can or your juice box? You probably haven’t. It’s not your fault. You are just not aware of what is happening today in the food and beverage industry. Hopefully, this will change after you’re done reading this article.

The beverages that you drink regularly are laden with harmful preservatives and additives that rack and ruin your health. These additives and preservatives are added to increase the shelf life of the food or beverage, or to add flavour or texture to it. All of this is done to make sure that the product lasts longer and tastes better, thereby appealing to a wide customer base.

BUT AT WHAT COST? The big companies are using harmful preservatives and chemicals to increase the shelf life of their products while completely disregarding the health of their consumers. All of this just to maximise their profits. By the looks of it, they are most certainly not going to develop a moral conscience about it any time soon. So, it is our own responsibility to be aware of the stuff that we put in our body.

If you ever find yourself chugging down a beverage of any sort, just check the ingredient label once. You will be shocked to find out the number of harmful preservatives and chemicals that are used in its processing.

This is what the ingredient label of a cold drink looks like.

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Moreover, the number of calories that you consume as you go down on these beverages is the reason why you are not physically fit. Lack of awareness about nutrition is the reason behind the drooping health standards in India.

Thus, there is an actual need to address these issues.

So, what to do? How do you stop consuming these beverages and shift to a healthier diet?

  1. Start consuming all natural and organic drinks and focus on a clean, healthy diet.
  2. Drink lots and lots of water.

Studies have shown that people who drink 4-5 litres of water everyday are considerably fit and healthier than those who reside on drinks and beverages for quenching their thirst.

But you can’t just keep drinking water all day, can you? You must have tried it many a times and failed.

Believe me, we all have.

Thus, finding an alternative is an absolute necessity. This is where a revolutionary product comes in.

INSTACUPPA.

Image from – https://instacuppastore.com/

Now what is #Instacuppa, you ask? Well, it is a 100% food safe, FDA approved product which helps you infuse water with all the natural fruits, vegetables and herbs that you can think of.

Amazing, isn’t it?

I was as excited as you, when I too, stumbled across this gem of a product. With the rising costs of all-natural organic food and beverages, this product is a one-time investment in your health. You just buy it once and use it for years to come and bless yourself with healthy, all-natural, fruit/tea leaves/herbs/coffee infused product.

How to infuse your water using Instacuppa.

  1. Put the desired fruits, herbs, coffee beans or tea leaves in your infuser core.
  2. Fill the instacuppa with cold water and make sure that the infuser core is submerged in the water.
  3. Leave the instacuppa for 12-24 hours. (ideal time)

THAT IS IT!!! IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.

Think of all the fruits/vegetables you could use to infuse water. Think of the iced tea or the cold coffee that you could drink every day; not worrying about the preservatives or any other harmful chemicals that might be added to your drink. You’d be aware of what you put in your drink. You’d be aware of how healthy the infused water is that you’re drinking.

WHY CHOOSE INSTACUPPA OVER SIMILAR PRODUCTS?

There might be a few similar products available in the market, but they are either imported directly from the US, thus having exorbitant prices due to the enormous shipping cost and custom duties, or it is just a bad quality product with plastic that contains BPA.

WHAT IS BPA?

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BPA stands for bisphenol A. It is a chemical that is used in the preparation of polycarbonate plastics that are used to hold beverages. Moreover, it is also used as a coating on the inside of soda cans. Thus, it is safe to assume that the beverages that you are drinking are in contact of this harmful industry chemical.

There have been a lot of research on the adverse effects of BPA on our health.

Not only does it lead to an increase in blood pressure, but it is also associated with causing several other health problems in infants, children and even adults.

WHY CHOOSE INSTACUPPA?

  1. Instacuppa is designed for the sole purpose of bringing you the best quality environment friendly unit to cater to your health needs.
  2. It is BPA free.
  3. It is FDA approved.
  4. To keep it ergonomic, natural materials like TRITAN, bamboo or glass is used instead of plastic.

Health benefits of drinking infused water. (Preferably using instacuppa)

  1. It will act as a DETOX drink in your diet. It will help to cleanse your body from within.
  2. Drinking fruits infused water is good for the skin as it is rich in antioxidants.
  3. You’d experience an all-natural glow on your face once you start drinking the infused water daily.
  4. Infused water tastes delicious. So, naturally, you’d be able to drink more of it throughout the day. Thus, it would be much easier for you to stay hydrated.
  5. Due to the soaked fruits and vegetables in the water, the infused water acts as a nutritional powerhouse.
  6. It will strengthen and improve your immune system.
  7. It will help you suppress your desire to drink sugary drinks.
  8. Our body needs water. The more water drink, the better our body functions. All the bodily processes like blood circulation, digestion, excretion etc. would be improved.
  9. You will feel healthy, thereby having a positive affect on your mental well-being.
  10. It will suppress your false hunger and keep you from eating more and more.
  11. Significantly low in calories. Will assist in weight loss.

Although whenever you buy an INSTACUPPA, you get a free recipes eBook. Still, here are a few recipes that you might want to give a whorl.

  1. Cucumber and Tulsi – Add a few thinly cut slices of cucumber alongside 8-10 fresh tulsi leaves.
  2. Orange and mint – Add half an orange with a few basil leaves. Let it soak overnight.
  3. Pineapple and lemon – Add roughly around 150gm of pineapple with 4-5 slices of lemon.
  4. Mango and Pineapple – Add a few pieces of mango and pineapple.
  5. Strawberry and mint – Add a few strawberries with 8-10 mint leaves.
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The list can go on and on. You may add whatever you want, to infuse your water using instacuppa and enjoy the health benefits that come along with it.

Just make sure that the fruits and herbs that you use are fresh, organic and free from harmful pesticides or other chemicals.

After reading all this and processing all the information, you must be pumped about this gem of a product that is turning tides in the health industry.

I’m sure that you can’t wait to jump on their website and checkout the product. Preferably, even BUY ONE.

So, here’s the link to their official website.

Buy INSTACUPPA – HERE

InstaCuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle 1000ml – Click Here

InstaCuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle – Thermos steel edition – Click Here

InstaCuppa double walled glass green tea/detox infuse bottle – Click Here

Check it out and buy the original product with “100% happiness guaranteed.”

This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com  ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused

 

Merging – Social Media & Kitchen. #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

Gone are the days when kitchens in the Indian households were mere dwellings that supposedly confined the women within. Be it to cook for their families or their husbands, Indian women have been subsumed in the pre-conceived notions like “Women BELONG in the kitchen” or “Cooking – That’s for wives”. We have grown up in a society where, to this day, the majority of women have been discriminated against and often shown to the kitchen door and referred to it as “their place”.
Despite the Indian women being suppressed and narrowed into cooking, it is looked down upon by the society, if they do so professionally. So, the professional market belongs to the men?
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A skit from the critically acclaimed movie English Vinglish. Of the recently deceased, highly renowned and revered actress Ms. Sridevi.
The skit exposes the mindset people have towards women and tries to condone it by planting a seed of reason.

With the onset of social media, the afore-mentioned mindset has been significantly challenged. Social media has provided us with a platform to showcase our talents in the kitchen and our rich culture that revolves around food. No matter where you are in the world, no matter what your ethnicity is, I’m sure that the mere idea of feasting on Indian food gets you salivating.
‘Incorporation of Social media in kitchens’ has served to be an industry disrupter. It allows anyone, from anywhere across the world to showcase their passion for cooking, or for food in general. Social media sites like YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM have allowed individuals to interact with a huge audience and have a considerable following.
Anyone passionate about food, wanting to showcase her/his talent and creativity in the kitchen can easily do so with the help of social media. It has allowed an average individual with raw talent to not only advertise her/his creativity in the kitchen, but even monetize it.
Many Indian women have grabbed this opportunity by the neck and have made the most out of it. Not only women, but men passionate about cooking, about food, have surfaced with the help of the wide-mouthed beast – The Social Media. It has allowed the suppressed to surface.
In this day and age, with the internet being at the pedestal of it all, anyone with a mobile phone and an internet connection can start interacting with the world through social media sites.
Many have taken to YouTube – The largest video sharing site in the world with over billion of views each day. Setting up a cookery channel on YouTube has never been easy. You just login, make a video, and post it for the world to see. Moreover, if you’re good at it, you’ll definitely get the much-awaited recognition and a huge following. One can easily monetize the YouTube videos and even earn money. Make it as a career or even a way to earn some extra cash.
Many channels of Indian origin have gained substantial following on YouTube by posting videos of the Indian food that they are passionate about.
Some of them are listed below –
1. Rajshri Foods – With over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube and 1.4 million followers on facebook, Rajshri foods has shown the world, how women passionate about cooking with their roots engraved in the cultural Indian food, can serve to be an inspiration to other women working in the Indian households, and even worldwide.
Youtube link – Here
2. Tarla Dalal – Another passionate Indian youtube channel flourishing under the guidance of Mrs. Tarla Dalal, with over 539,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Mrs. Tarla Dalal

Youtube link – Here
Website – Here
3. Crazy for Indian food – A guy from a village who cashed on his passion for food by making videos of the food that he loves and posting them online. Has over 140,000 subscribers on YouTube. The perfect example showcasing the real power of social media. A guy starting his own Food tv network from a village, ends up gaining such a massive following on social media.
Youtube link – Here
The three listed above are not even the tip of the iceberg.
  • Many individuals, both men and women, EVEN KIDS, have managed to achieve a great deal of success and a huge following through the power of social media.
  • Moreover, one can easily set up a facebook page or an Instagram page and start posting pictures and videos of the food they cook. With so much traffic concentrated on these sites, you are bound to get accolades from people around the world.
  • An individual can easily set up an online food catering business across all social media platforms.
  • Women, been cooking for a lifetime, can now earn some extra cash that is bound to ease off the financial confinements of the middle class Indian households.
  • The use of google adwords to drive traffic to your site or your food blog can multiply your online business by 10.
  • In the era of the smartphone and social media advertising, you could reach to a potential market of over a billion people spread throughout the world.

That is the power of social media.

Nowadays, even celebrity chefs are taking to social media to create awareness about gourmet food and the food that they like. Many international celebrity chefs like Gordan Ramsay, have their own YouTube channels where they teach the mad skills that they learned. Youtube link – Here
Social media has served as a great medium to reach and teach millions of people from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Many celebrity chefs like Mr. Vicky Ratnani have taken to youtube and set up their own channel posting videos about the food that they themselves are passionate about. Mr. Vicky Ratnani, on his YouTube channel has tried to post videos about his trips across the world showcasing the highest quality of local organic food available. He is on a mission to spread awareness among the Indian community about the importance of –
• Sustainability in kitchen
• Going green in the kitchen
• And most importantly, the usage of locally grown and available organic food in the Indian households.
He also joined F&B Asia as Director Culinary Strategy and development.
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Celebrity chef – Mr. Vicky Ratnani

All these above mentioned points can be compiled and labelled as the Advantages of Social Media in Kitchens.
Again, to quote myself, Social media helps the suppressed and the unknown, with unprecedented talent, to surface. Moreover, it is not biased among the individuals, like our society. All women, men and children, from across the globe have an equal opportunity to take advantage of the being alive in the era of booming Social Media and internet.
The disadvantages of Social media, however, according to me is that you can learn all about different kinds of food, you can learn how to cook mouth-watering dishes, you can even find out the whereabouts of the food that you wish to devour.
But you just can’t taste it through your screen. Not yet at least. The technological advancements are not that “seasoned”. Pun intended.
This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com  ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused