Sunday, September 27, 2015

Transfer your Entertainment

The "Internet of things" is a buzzword that seems to be reverberating everywhere you go. It has been the forefront concept in designing the next-gen products as companies constantly try to innovate and maker devices smarter than ever before. Be it a home appliance, software or electronic gadgets , they have now been embedded with a tech that can make them communicate with each other.
Imagine your phone now sending a sms to switch on your A/C or your home lighting system changing their dimming options based on the genre of the movie you are watching in your TV.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to technology enabling the digitization of the household and subsequent luxury one perceives from it. To me one of the most important and powerful gadget in the living room is  the Tatasky Setup Box. A setup box connected to a dish antenna which receives digital, live HD and 4K content right to your television is something I couldn't have foreseen ten years before. Back in 2000 , all we had was a cable that a local operator provided that had a quality which was worse than watching a camera print of a movie. After repeated calls to the cable operator, there would be a marginal increase in the quality and lesser grains in the picture clarity

Well one can be rest assured that with the advent of digital setup boxes, the world of entertainment has risen several notches. With 4K , HD projection , it has almost equaled the experience of watching a movie in a theatre itself. The content is not only restricted to movies, but also live sports events (like F1, Soccer, Cricket) , TV show premiers (like Big Bang Theory, Castle etc, the same day as of its US release ) and even cooking shows like Masterchef Australia

Having a large family in my house , the choices to watch in that single TV are pretty diverse from news to cooking shows , dramas , movies and even sports. The problem arises when  everyone wants a piece of the remote at the same time and no one can watch it peacefully in the end. Until now mobile gadgets like Tablets, mobile phones , laptops etcoesn't have the capability to watch any of the above broadcasts from TV. One had to look for streaming links which didnt exist for most shows though and it was a cumbersome process anyway. So the question on the top of the mind for most people were :



Thanks to the ingenious technology of the Tatasky Transfer setup box, one can simply record these shows and have it transferred to any of your mobile device instantly through Wi-FI and you can carry your favourite show OFFLINE wherever you go !. It doesnt get any easier than that. This should ideally be called the reverse engineering of what a Chromecast does ,only difference being the content gets streamed from TV to the mobile phone instead of vice versa


Watch the Transferkars video here to know more about Tatasky transfer 

The best part : you get to record from a channel simultaneously when some other show from a different channel is playing currently

Being a huge TV drama addict , I am listing below some of the finest shows that's currently being telecasted (You may probably want to subscribe to Star Wold Premiere, Zee Cafe, Comedy Central HBO and Star World using one of the Tatasky English Entertainment package)

Shows that you cannot miss !!

1. Person of Interest 
A show written by Jonathan Nolan ( brother of Christopher Nolan ) is enough said to describe the awesomeness of this show. A gripping crime thriller based on a prediction value by an artificial intelligence system to prevent crime goes the storyline of the show.
Revealing any more to this epic sci-fi thriller would be a major spoiler and hence would merely recommend to be on the top of the list



So if it were to me, I'd have it recorded from its premiere directly in TV, transfer it to my mobile through mobile, go somewhere where I'm not disturbed and enjoy this cracker of a show



2. The Big Bang Theory
One of the biggest comedy series by Chuck Lorre, The Big Bang Theory has its fan base worldwide among all ages . With excellent writing and a "scientific" yet witty screenplay, it can even crack up the geeks and nerds. Warning : Once hooked ,you may end up binge watching the marathons in TV and you would have little time for anything else.

So when on the move and you have to definitely watch the latest episode premiere, simply record it from Star World Premiere and get it transferred to your mobile through Wifi

3. Homeland
The most realistic political thriller revolving terrorism plots and surveillance, Homeland has swept almost all the awards in the Emmys year after year. With a penchant for realism , the show revolves around plots across the world from Pakistan to Iran to Afghanistan


Shows like this deserve the utmost attention and preferably best to watch it in solitude wearing a good quality headphones and undivided attention. What better than a Tatasky transfer method to transfer it to your tablet and you can whisk off to the terrace and watch the show with almost zero disturbance

4. The Good Wife
A top notch legal drama produced by Ridley Scott should be enough to secure the top spot in rankings as well as the hearts of its viewers. The Good Wife sure did manage to do both of that with some terrific acting, outstanding screenplay and interesting twists that can leave viewers guessed to the last minute. In short if you want to learn everything about law or aspire to be a great lawyer, this is the show that you should watch



5. MasterChef Australia
One of the most sought after shows in television , especially by budding chefs and even some men who wants to know what is the reason behind such huge fan following
Masterchef, despite being a cooking show has blended the excitement of a reality show and the raciness of a thrilling TV series. Audiences are exposed to several international cuisines and explained in detail how to prepare them like a true Master Chef ! That totally kicks the excitement for everyone to cook like a five star hotel chef
Source : http://i.ytimg.com/vi/geX_vF0OBZc/maxresdefault.jpg

However in most cases, the TV is placed in the living room and one cannot remember the methods or recipes shown earlier. So with the help of Tatasky Transfer, anyone can easily record the show, transfer it to their mobile through Wifie, They can then simply place the mobile near the kitchen play the video and cook the dish simultaneously. Now that is one cool idea everyone would love !



6. Arrows

Based on the DC Comic book, Arrows is a vigilante fights crime show ,where the man in the hood fights very powerful enemies thanks to his excellent skills with the bow & arrow
The flashback , the action sequences and the technology to trace the criminals is really something and should definitely be on the binge watch list for anybody. Its racy , witty and the dialogues are explosive. What more do you want in a show? So do watch it and remember : "Do not fail the city" , else the man in the hood will come get you




Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SachchiAdvice - Shaping your life the right way

SachchiAdvice - Shaping your life the right way

As the popular saying goes, "The people with the best advice are usually the ones who have been through the most"

While growing up one often comes across situations where you need to choose between two to three options that can basically alter your life. A wrong decision can be a total irrevocable disaster which you can never recover from . Entire life you'll be living in regret about that one stupid decision you made which you always wanted to undo only to realized you couldn't go back in time to make it alright. Sometimes you realize very late and keep wondering what it would have been ,if you had chosen a better option than the one you took

There are many decisions in life which one takes that can completely alter the course of your life. Be it career, relationships or anything , there are some long lasting effects. So while taking such an option,one should be very careful in soliciting some advice before you consider

The person you solicit the advice is equally important compared to the advice that you are considering. These people could be your parents, teachers, mentors, friends , colleagues or managers. There are some cases where people blindly follow what their role model do or imitates their style rather than carving out a path on their own.

To me I have always considered seriously advice given by the people who I lookup , respect or care about.  If its given by a stranger, it probably goes unheard in my case. I consider advice from my teachers,close friends and some colleagues and seriously work upon them. It could be a life decision to choose a path of medicine or engineering. Even post considering the field of study, its even more important to choose the right college carefully. Choosing a college can be decided only post a detailed analysis with your friends who may have known other people who had studied there previously. Such first hand information can be invaluable while making decisions

The same applies to careers and work. The path to higher success or climbing up the corporate ladder can happen only when you heed to some good advice by your colleagues who had followed a similar path to reach the heights. However such advice should be heeded only if you completely trust the source as sometimes it can also lead you into a tricky situation and may not be the best idea ever

In particular, I always trusted my friends when making two important decisions of my life. Choosing the right college and the right job.I am glad that they certainly made an enormous impact in my life . Looking back , I should admit there are a few regrets in a few things that I had done on my own not heeding the advice of people around me,  but at the same time I have also made some great choices in career and work that I can be proud of

Maybe if everything in life came with an insurance like MaxLife Insurance it would have made life much easier and more secure than ever :)


I am participating in the #SachchiAdvice Contest by MaxLife in Association with BlogAdda

Monday, September 14, 2015

Get lucky with 27coupons.com

It is difficult to pinpoint an exact period in which online shopping rose to an unattainable height, that saw an adoption by consumers, not foreseen by any digital experts or economists. Almost all industries in various categories joined the bandwagon to be in the E-Retail space and trying to increase their online presence.

It was also the perfect time for E-retailers like Flipkart , Amazon, Snap deal , Makemytrip to ramp up their operations and expanded in a big way. In order to lure more customers, they began offering exciting deals and discounts that really made a huge difference when compared to the brick and mortar stores. It was however quite difficult when it comes to track these coupons down especially for so many different sites in so many categories.

This is when I discovered a great site called www.27coupons.com. 

27coupons.com is India's leading discount and deals distribution platform from almost all Indian Ecommerce websites. The deals and coupons are well organized across categories, so that it’s easy to search the desired deal in the respective online store. Ever since I came to know about the site, it’s been my go-to site for any purchase. Be it books, hotels or mobiles, I’d first understand all the deals and discounts happening in the various sites for that category using 27coupons.com. Then I’d choose the best deal for that product with the respective coupon codes thanks to 27coupons.


These 27coupons has ended up saving me immense amount of money in almost anything I purchase online and it’s like a mandatory check I do before buying.So here’s a typical scenario of how I would use 27coupons to go about booking my trip and travel for my favourite destinations
To begin with, my favourite destinations around the world include

Goa : A beach destination very much at arm’s length in India that can bring an international experience right in India with its pristine beaches and a party atmosphere

Thailand : The land of elephants and beautiful tropical islands with its sparkling nightlife and a comparatively cheaper on the wallet, Thailand is always a must visit on my destination lists


Middle East : The vast deserts, Mughal architectures and mammoth man-made structures and towers that soar through the skies, can even put New York to shame. Middle east is an interesting destination to explore and indulge in various activities

Singapore  : The Jewel of South East Asia, Singapore is a beautiful island country that attracts millions of visitors across the world and definitely provides a memorable experience to all its guests

So to plan my vacation for any of the above destinations, I’d first login to
  • http://www.27coupons.com/coupon-category/holidays/
  • http://www.27coupons.com/coupon-category/travel/
These would ideally filter out the travel sites and Holiday package offerings and I would choose my preferred sites for booking ( Ideally for loyalty points and better deals )

That would leave me with  a site like  http://www.27coupons.com/coupons/makemytrip.com

This gives me a list of coupon codes for Hotel bookings (Domestic and International) , Flight Bookings ( Domestic and International ) and even Holiday Packages



Based on my bank account , I’ll select the corresponding deal that offers me the best possible rate for booking the hotel, flight and a holiday package for my destination city. Really cant remember when was the last time I paid

Example  :

Upto Rs.1000 Cash Back on Domestic Flights

Coupon Code : DOM15HDFC

Click on the below link to get a flat 1000 cash back on all domestic flights : http://www.27coupons.com/actions/ue/go-link/offer/902625e351dfde230a5e6d90837182acb4f5abcc

How to Use A Coupon code?
  1. Copy Coupon Code
  2. Go to store
  3. Shop your favourite products
  4. Enter Coupon Code at the time of checkout
The same process can be applied for Hotels, Holiday packages etc as well . I’d not stop only at this , but also parallel login to an alternate instance of 27coupons.com and login to http://www.27coupons.com/stores/cleartrip.com/ and compare if there are better deals for the flights and hotels and see if I’ll be able to get some nice cashback or discount codes