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To travel, is to live.

Month: May 2018

Travel My Friend, Travel Afar!

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What there is to one’s mundane life if there is no adventure. Everyone travels, everyone wants to venture to new places and bring something new to their monotonous dull life. Today it has become easy to go to new places as technology has gone up to new heights and no one has to worry about the hassle in a new place to find places to stay and vehicles to use. From hotel to remarkable places to go and the flight tickets. Everything will be served to your plate, you just have to open the tab on your smartphone and search for the websites. I have always loved a website, that is MakeMyTrip. They have been so amazing, every time i wanted a gateway from the concrete jungle. MakeMyTrip Flight Coupons and hotel coupons make it easier for the traveler to have a great experience at a cheaper price.

As I have been a traveller for my life since I fell in love with traveling and to venture new places all the time. All the time, I have been traveling I have discovered that travelling gives you new experiences and it gives you an opportunity to go find new places, new food, meet new people and know more about numerous new cultures and makes you disciplined and helps you to be composed and a great planner. With that said, one must think about going to new places every day but don’t be fascinated with what I said right now.

The reason being, planning takes a lot of your time and brain when we in our lives are short on time. Worry not, as MakeMyTrip has come to your rescue and will manage everything for you. Whether you are an office goer or a college going student, MakeMyTrip helps you get a trip under your budget and makes no damage to your precious pocket.

MakeMyTrip Flight Offers and MakeMyTrip Flight Coupons            MakeMyTrip gives you exclusive MakeMyTrip coupons that help you save some cash while booking through their website and they will provide you the best hotels and the best deals you could ever find online or offline. If you are still wondering that why would you choose MakeMyTrip, then I would say go on the internet and search for the best travel sites that provide you with tickets and bookings, you will find that not only me, the whole world tells you to go for MakeMyTrip.com is the best destination to seek a helping hand before you plan a trip. Be it a tiny office trip or a huge one, they are always there.

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HOM – Har Family Ka Member

HOM 55” SMART 4K ULTRA HD TV

Image courtesy – http://homindia.in

The elephantine advancements in technology have made it impossible for us to keep up with the plethora of tech that keeps popping up every other day; the television being at the forefront of it all.

We have been lucky to witness such a splurge in the evolution of television in the recent times. Everyone is obsessed with the latest and the greatest, the biggest and the smartest.

However, we all know that the latest and the greatest of tech comes at an unforeseeable cost. The outrageously high prices of television these days has made it impossible for the average Indian to experience the bliss of owning a smart tv. With several big brands pushing the consumers under the guillotine of sky-high prices, there is one brand looking out for the Indian community.

With the intention of reaching the hearts of millions of Indians in the shortest possible time, HOM has come out with their flagship 55” SMART LED TV on the 16th of May.

Being raised in the Indian community, we are all aware of the importance of television in our lives. It is the one place where we can sit and spend quality time with our families. But there is a need to upgrade the majority of televisions present in the Indian households. HOM is the one brand which recognized this dire need and set out to capture the market.

The 55” SMART LED TV by HOM is a mammoth when it comes to dominating the market. Just like it’s indomitable size, it is jam-packed with features that will make you drool. With the stunningly crisp 4K ULTRA HD display, the HOM 55” smart tv will serve to be an absolute delight for your retinas.

Image courtesy – http://homindia.in/

Moreover, it comes with a 1 GB RAM for the seamless user experience. Lag? What’s that?

No more putting up with the pixel distortions. Experience television like never before with the 4k ULTRA HD Resolution. The pixels will appear as crisp as a potato chip. The bezel-less display camouflages effortlessly into the walls of your living room and it’s slim profile and sleek look will leave you awe-struck.

The Smart LED Tv comes with a built-in Android 4.4. So, get ready to be exposed to the home of millions of app – The google play store.

It is embedded with the latest Miracast technology. Now cast your mobile or laptop directly to your massive 55” TV. No more watching videos on your mobile screen. Experience the euphoria of the 55” Brobdingnagian screen

Access apps like youtube and Netflix directly from your smart tv. I can’t even imagine the hours you are going to spend watching movies and tv shows in your new 55” Smart Tv. Once you start watching shows on the HOM 55” Smart Tv, you will never be able to go back to a smaller screen.

With built-in Wi-Fi, 2 USB port, 3 HDMI port, an RJ45 Ethernet port connectivity will be at your fingertips.

Apart from the never-ending features, you will also be getting a smart remote. A smart remote will be your single solution to controlling all your gadgets via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or infrared.

You must be thinking that a SMART LED TV, loaded with these many features would surely be out of your budget. Not really. What if I told you that the intention behind the HOM brand is to reach the hearts of millions of Indians and provide us with the best possible technology at the cheapest price.

The price for the HOM 55” SMART LED TV, loaded with all the above-mentioned features is JUST A BARGAIN OF ₹34,990/-

Image courtesy – http://homindia.in/

For more details, feel free to head on to their official website – HOMINDIA.

HOM is the fastest growing consumer electronics and appliance company in India with unprecedented quality and distribution. Their focus is to provide the Indian community with the best possible products at the cheapest possible price. Despite the pocket-friendly prices, the product that you will be receiving would be nothing short of absolute brilliance and luxury.

HOM has already managed to sold 10,000 television units in less than 2 months. Such a work-ethic and commitment towards providing the Indian community with the highest-quality products is unheard of in the electronics business. They believe customer satisfaction to be the key to their success. No wonder they offer a 365-day replacement warranty.

The brand wants its products to be accepted and cared for in the consumer’s home as a family member.

Hence, the tagline – HOM – harfamilykamember.

If you too want to welcome an immaculate 55” Smart TV into your family, head onto HOMINDIA – NOW.

 

Trends in the Indian Food Industry #Godrej Food Trends 2018 Contest #GFTR2018

The Indian food industry, unlike any other, serves to be a mecca for food fanatics not only in the nation but around the globe. According to the latest statistics available at the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (ibef.org), the Indian industry will be valued at a whopping US$ 65.8 billion by the end of this year. Moreover, with the sixth largest food and grocery market in the world and the food retail market expected to hit US$ 895 billion by 2020, the Indian food industry stands tall among the rest, rightfully claiming its place like a behemoth.

You will not find a tongue in the world that is not tantalized by the idea of devouring any of the numerous mouth-watering dishes that our country has to offer. Be it the infamous chicken tikka masala, the flavour-packed biryani or the mighty masala dosa, just to name a few. Heck! I’m salivating just writing about these. The diverse culture and the flavourful cuisine, always packed with a punch, is the quintessence of the Indian food industry.

It is self-evident that an industry of such magnitude will captivate the eyes of every food aficionado across the world. Thus, to satiate the never-ending curiosity pertaining to the Indian food industry and what it has to offer in the years to come, the Godrej group came out with the “Godrej Food Trends 2018 Report”.

Image courtesy – Godrej Food Trends Report

This report has been curated by the finest experts in the food space. Many established food and health professionals, nutritionists, chefs, gourmet writers and bloggers have contributed their esteemed insights to this report.

“The goal of the Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 is to share useful data with the larger food fraternity.”, says Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, Managing Director, A Perfect Bite Consulting.

This report is a culmination of the top food trends that are expected to catch on this year. Points like the rise of the local/indigenous Indian ingredients, environmental accountability, hyper-local sourcing of seasonal food and practices like mindful eating have made it to the list. These trends, among many others listed in the “Godrej Food Trends Report 2018” have already stirred a conversation among the food enthusiasts about the future of food in India.

Allow me to shed light on the trends in the Indian food industry, as listed in the Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 under Restaurant Trends.

 

Restaurant Trend Forecast 2018

Image courtesy – Godrej Food Trends Report

 

  1. Food inspired by ethnic ingredients/regional Indian cuisines

With the Indian food industry on the verge of blowing up and conquering the heart and souls of the gastronomic gladiators, people are recognizing the importance of incorporating ethnic and indigenous ingredients in their food. Be it the food inspired by locally grown ingredients or the rich cultural diversity of our nation, the culmination of the two is adding to the variance in food available in different regions. Thus, a massive 67% of the people backed this trend.

Imagine several restaurants being set up across the nation that promotes and serve the local ingredients and the rich cultural diversity of the region. People come to dine in and witness the vibrant and flavourful food prepared/inspired by the fresh ingredients that grow all around them and pays tribute to the prolific diversity offered by the region.

I do see this trend to be catching on soon.

 

  1. Health-inspired menus

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The Indian food is often associated with food items that are considered unhealthy/not good enough when it comes to the nutritional point of view. Be it the deep-fried samosas, or the Ghee ka Parantha (rich in bad saturated fat) or even the desserts that are loaded with processed sugar, people end up consuming unhealthy food daily.

However, with the imminent rise in awareness among the Indian community, people are being more and more concerned about the food that they consume. Presently, the Indian demographic is inclining towards adopting a healthy lifestyle. There is a huge uproar in the community regarding the endorsement of a healthy lifestyle. Everything ranging from the nutritional content of the food (the macros – protein/carb/fat) or the consumption of only natural, organic food is at a rise.

The restaurants too, understand the need to develop a health-inspired menu that not only satiates the taste buds of the ravenously hungry food fanatics, but also takes care of their health. Such health inspired food menus will help encourage the Indian demographic to adopt and sustain a healthy lifestyle. This “all aboard the health train” trend better catches on among the restaurants and not just end up being a dark horse in this race.

 

  1. Pop-up Restaurants

Image courtesy – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/399483429423660016/

Pop-up restaurants are a huge hit abroad and it is a trend that seems to be taking on in India too.

These are makeshift restaurants that are set up for a day or two. The promotion is done mainly through social media sites or blogging.

These often have a theme and are an absolute crowd-puller. Imagine walking past an empty store one day and witnessing a pop-up restaurant established at the same place the very next day. Wouldn’t you want to go in and feast on the variety of food being offered? Of course, you would. You might even rave about it to your friends. In this era of Instagram and Twitter, such pop-up restaurants often end up trending and turn out to be a massive success. We all have witnessed how crowded it gets when a food truck comes around with mouth-watering bites to eat.

A pop-up restaurant called the “The Secret Chulha” is often set up in Pune, Maharashtra. Here is a look at their menu.

Image courtesy – Facebook/The secret chulha pop-ups

Next time you’re out for a stroll and stumble across a pop-up restaurant, be sure to check it out and be a part of this rocketing trend.

 

  1. Mindful Eating

Creating awareness amongst ourselves about the importance and benefits of adopting and sustaining a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance. People need to be conscious about the food that they so hurriedly ingest. Our bad eating habits have resulted in most us being obese and unfit. Thereby resulting in the majority of population being either underweight/malnourished or overweight/obese.

According to the Times of India, India is 1st in the underweight population and among the top 5 when it comes to the overweight population.

Image courtesy – Times of India

Thus, we need to ride the wave of adopting a healthier lifestyle and engage in mindful eating. This includes partaking all natural and organic foods and staying away from junk and processed food.

The restaurants too, on seeing that there is an opportunity to create a niche in the Indian community and serve all organic and healthy food, are willing to adapt and ride the wave, thereby encouraging the concept of mindful eating.

We need to be calorie conscious. We need to be aware of our macros. And we need to deviate towards all organic food and stay away from junk and processed foods.

Only then will this trend catch on and “lead to a greater demand for products and services that encourage mindful eating”.

Image courtesy – Godrej Food Trends Report

 

  1. Buddha Bowls

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If you spend most of your day on social media, you probably are aware of the breathtakingly aesthetic Buddha Bowls. These are big bowls of wholesome nutritious goodness that will keep you healthy and might even get you a lot of likes on Instagram.

The basic recipe for preparing a buddha bowl is as follows.

  • You start with a grain, be it quinoa or any other grain that you prefer.
  • Add some green leafy vegetables.
  • Top it off with an array of diced vegetables.
  • Finish it off with a protein source like chickpeas.

Image courtesy – https://hurrythefoodup.com/how-to-make-a-buddha-bowl/

These bowls are highly customizable, and you may add anything to them. Avocados and zucchini are among the top choices among vegans.

The internet is flushed with many such recipes considering how big of a trend these buddha bowls are.

Here is a link to a list of 14 buddha bowl recipes that you might like to try – Click here.

To get the Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 – Click here.

 

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