Anybody can cook !

Karthik Murali
After months of wooing and trying super hard you finally may have got lucky and successful in your proposition for love. However you just realize its going to be even harder from now on.
You suddenly have a responsibility to keep her happy all the time , take her to different places, buy her different types of  food, and basically ensure you're there all the time . Even a small slip up can lead to a real tough situation .

So you would wanna up your game and get planning on all the things you can do to make her happy.
Hence for all those clueless on what you should do in a situation like this, this blog post may definitely come in handy.
On a general note, you can begin taking her to different places across the city. Little unknown yet quaint places where you can spend quality time alone. Naturally avoiding any places that are too crowded is a good list to start with. Obviously more marks are awarded when you occasionally take her on a long drive to a distant spot and spending as much time as possible

The second most important item on the list is random gifting. Least when she expects it , small acts of kindness and gifting her random things can really mean a lot to her and definitely keep in track of your mission of making her smile and happiness


The last but not the least is Gauging her mood. This can be tricky , as it mandates you to be on alert all the time, understand her mood without explicitly asking her and doing something about it and make her smile. Whatever you do though is definitely worth it as that one smile can just make things a whole lot better and vanish all other problems


So what do you do to make her smile depending on her various moods, which may vary from being grumpy or being sad, bored, angry and Hungry!. To tackle,all of these different moods, there's one simple and most effective solution that anyone can try : Cook her a McCain snack . Now that's guaranteed to make her smile !!

Now before you run away on hearing the word "cook" , let me assure you what I'm about to tell you is something so easy that you yourself would call it child's play.. I can now recollect the famous saying of Chef Gusteau "Anybody can cook !!"

To make things simpler, Mccain snacks come in a processed frozen packet and all you need to do is, pre heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the contents of that packet until it reaches a nice golden brown colour. Sounds simple isnt it ? No adding of spices, preservatives, sugar, salt or any other extra ingredients. Though it doesn't hurt keeping a dip of mayonnaise or tomato ketchup as a side :)

To make it interesting, I have tried to come up with a variety of McCain snacks that you can cook depending on each mood of hers.

Mood 1 : Grumpy
Now, that's one dangerous mood which should be handled very carefully. Being grumpy can indicate a very bad temper, sulky and anything you may do might end up being met with sarcasm


So the safest solution is to cook her a nice McCain Aloo Tikki

(http://www.mccainindia.com/DecliciousRecipesandDips/Yummy-Chapati-Roll-Served-with-McCain-Aloo-Tikki.html)
All you gotta do is deep fry the Tikki in a pan of oil and once it reaches the right state, just have it placed between a roll of Chappathi or Parantha and serve her in a decorated plate along with some curd . That should definitely easen things and you may definitely be given an approval look



Mood 2 : Angry 


Let's face it. You are bound to screw up and make her angry for something or the other and you wanna set things right. First things first, you gotta make her forget what you did and replace her mind with images of smiles and happiness. So quickly get on to making the perfect antidote for anger:  A crispy McCain Smiley. Made in less than 3 minutes,  a smiley is crispy, delicious and to top it all has no trans-fat nor cholestrol.
So make her smiley offering an innovative version of mashed potatoes in the form of a smiley!
Now that's definitely a smile guarantee !


You may wanna read about other preparation details here :
http://www.mccainindia.com/McCainFrozenFoodProducts/Smiles.html

Mood 3:Sad

To me the perfect solution to cheer someone up when they are sad is to offer them nice crispy French fries. What better than a quick 3 min French Fries from McCain that can act like a quick booster for her happiness and make her smile. It'll be a delight watching her sadness fade away



http://www.mccainindia.com/McCainFrozenFoodProducts/French-Fries.html


Mood 4 : Bored
 Quite often you may find her being bored and not knowing what to do. She may be expecting you to come up with something interesting . This is where you should be smart and quickly grab a pack of McCain Potato Cheese Shotz , prepare a nice plate and instantly impress her to the moon 


http://www.mccainindia.com/McCainFrozenFoodProducts/Potato-Cheese-Shotz.html

Mood 5 : Hungry 

You just cant mess with someone who's hungry and this applies to everyone across the world. So when she claims she's hungry and you have run out of options to get her anything immediately in the next 5 mins, the McCain burger can be definitely be a blessing in disguise
With a fine blend of vegetables, mashed potatoes and seasonings and bread crumbs, the Mccain burger can be the most ideal food you can get. You dont get to feel too full and at the same time feel just right and no longer hungry. And it gives you plenty of energy too :)

http://www.mccainindia.com/McCainFrozenFoodProducts/Veggie-Burger.html



End Result: A world of endless smiles for you and your loved one , thanks to McCain





Check out an interesting recipe video from McCain below :





Real Togetherness

Karthik Murali

The internet of things has really caught on and true to its name, its pretty much everywhere. Our country, society , streets and even our homes are completely digitized and probably caused a pardigm shift in all our relationships. 

Schools are eliminating the need to write everything manually and converting all materials to a power point slide which is then emailed to the students.School Homework is no longer about joint studies, manual field research, interviews and primary research but rather "Googling" and simply doing a copy/paste

College is just different in the fact that relationships, friendships are formed only by Facebook/Google Plus/Skype calls than an actual hangout. They are too absorbed in the new fancy smartphones that they fail to make the real connect

Even at offices, employees no longer talk it out during a coffee break or small informal meetings but rather send long emails or even longer messages in a communicator to discuss the same.

The beautiful art of having a conversation , building a strong connect face to face is slowly evading and being replaced by missed calls, Whatsapp messages and Facebook likes. Even at popular concerts and events, people are more focussed in capturing the images through their smartphones than actually revelling in the beauty of the surrounding

The only answer to all of this, which brings out that togetherness is right in front of us : Nature 
A force too strong that has endless possibilities and provides meaning to everything in life that even a google search doesn't have answer for 

To me real togetherness does not come through a social media “Like” or a “Retweet” but rather going offline and spending some actual time with that person who means something to you. So listed below are some of the things one can get to do to form that true bond and literally stand for the  meaning of “togetherness


  • Go for a hike or a nature trail with friends to a nearby hill spot
Geared up with all those mountain gears,backpacks boots, camping materials and going for a arduous mountain trek or even a hike in a nearby picnic spot with a group of friends can be an exhilarating experience . With moral and physical support from friends, achieving the task in the end can really make it worthwhile , bringing out the real togetherness with your friends
  • A vacation to the mountains
Once in a while its always nice to take a break from the mundane corporate life , ditch all your electronic gadgets , deactivate/go offline on all social media accounts for a week and head onto a peaceful hillside along with your partner . The serene picturesque location can bring a tranquilty into our lives and elevates us to a different sense. It helps to discover each other as you set out to explore the beautiful countryside locations
  • Build your own Societal Garden
As explained very beautifully in the below ad from Kissan, a community initiative of planting trees and plants or even a simple garden in the backyard can really make a difference . It aids in adding a visual appeal to the buildings as well as making it a nice hobby for many people to tender to their plants, water them and watch those beautiful flowers bloom .
  • Play Sports
One of the best ways to get to ground zero and embrace nature is to keep all your smartphones, laptops away back at home, pick up your bat and ball and get into a game of cricket in the nearby playground. As you run around the pitch and get your hands and feet dirty, you can feel your adrenaline pumping and at the same time bond over your friends, neighbours, cousins and other cricketing teams
  • Back to the olden times
Like the old times, real happiness and togetherness doesnt come when you are sitting at home, logged into the social networks and browse aimlessly. But rather it comes only when you step out of the house, go for a stroll in the park, smell the fresh air  run in the beach or explore the city as you cruise along the beautiful streets, hanging out with friends over a coffee or a snack and relive all the happiness once again.




Check out more such ideas and interesting information at : http://www.kissanpur.com/

Baggout : App Review

Karthik Murali
As an avid shopper, one cant resist the innumerble sales and deals happening across various E-commerce portals like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong, Myntra, Amazon etc

However as the no of sites increases , its almost tough to look into something you
 need across so many sites. It takes a toll on your RAM , takes an indefinite time and most times we end up missing the best deals

To solve this rather interesting problem , Baggout was then conceptualized .  With the aim of making the online shopping experience a breeze, they had an integrated website which compares 500 + stores across various categories and gets you the best deal / cheapest option
In other cases, they also provide coupon codes that gets you some cool discounts as well

To make the above process even easier, they have now launched an amazing app that just raises the bar by a whole different level. It starts off by customizing the user experience by understanding the user. It asks a series of questions to evaluate the demographic profile and the tastes and preferences and help you discover latest products which are trending and are most suitable for you.

Altogether its a fantastic "Fashion Discovery" app that provides you recommendations based on your dressing preferences, style and body type.

With over 20,00,000 products from over 500 stores and 2000 brands, Baggout offers the largest catalog for fashion including Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry and Accessories and this is one must have app you should have app. Time to declutter the phone from all the other needless fashion store apps and have a single integrated app like Baggout to search through everything

It starts off with 3 simple questions to get a customized stylist inputs

1) Your dressing preference
Some may prefer a traditional look , some a semi modern/formal look or one can go for a downright casual look

2) General Dressing style
This again varies from person to person
Some people prefer to be the classic , mature guy exuding a lot of confidence and authority
whiles others would like a sporty look to be seen as the friendly, informal guy
There's a third category who always prefer the unconventional , striking and attention seeking personality and dress accordingly to that

3) Body Shape
The final question is your body shape and once you click ok , it starts off its complex algorithm to determine what dresses would perfectly suit you and the coupons that come along with it
Not only that you earn cashback every time you shop in the affiliated stores selected by Baggout 



The deals begins to start populating as and when it's released and the best part is ,these deals are pre-filtered and customized exactly as per the above preferences one has selected. It gets to do all the search and filtering for us, saving a huge amount of time in due process and some huge savings as well !
 

Honestly , this is one app I'd totally look forward to be one of the biggest hits this year, for innovation, style and uniqueness. 

You can install the app by searching for "Baggout" in the Google Play store or use the below link to download the same :



 

Nexus 5X - The Champ is back !

Karthik Murali
The smartphone revolution began with the launch of Android operating system by Google
The launch of an universal OS completely changed the dynamics of the smartphone industry with a tectonic shift in technology.

The way phones were perceived completely changed overnight as more and more feature began to stack up on the phone. Be it a high resolution camera or high capacity storagee , dual/quad/octa core processors and several other features began coming up that could completely change the way phones were used. It was no longer simply a calling device but rather a camera/e-book reader/music player/video recorder /newspaper /location finder and basically a partial replacement of your computer

Despite several brands launching multiple variants of the Android phone, the flagship and the most desired phone in the market was always the Google Nexus. The phone that was directly marketed by the parent company itself, Nexus became the benchmark for any phone manufacturer. The Nexus surpassed all the previous sales records that other phones boasted of and reached the top spot almost immediately. With a direct support from Google, it always enjoyed several advantages including priority releases, access to the latest technology even before other manufactures could come to know about and its own private distribution channel through the Google Play Store

The current version of the phone is named LG Nexus 5X and it has some inbuilt features one cant even imagine a decade ago. The phone has surpassed all expectations by a great extent and truly answered the popular question "What's next? "

So here are some cool features that can really make it a world class phone in every way

USB-C Connector : A feature that was developed probably exclusively for this phone, USB-C connector solves the everyday problem of inserting the USB cable the wrong way everytime you use it. It also adds a  built in power booster that can charge your phone in 10 mins to be used for another 4 hours

4K Camera : Gone are the days when you had to shell out several hundreds of thousands of rupees to invest in a good DSLR camera for high-res images. The LG Nexus 5X contains a powerful camera (1.55 μm with a f2.0 Aperture) and of course a HD 4K resolution camera lens that can make images come alive and saves it directly to your Google Photos Cloud

Other striking features include a 
Hexacore Processor : P.S. - It cant get any faster than this. Ever !
A 5.2' inch screen with a Gorilla Glass - Was anyone talking about buying scratch guards? 

The last but not the least : You always get to enjoy Google's latest operating system, the very same day. Unlike other brands which asks you to wait eternally, Nexus5X gets the update almost instantly from its parent Google server

Hits the sweet spot doesnt it ?





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