Friday, October 31, 2014

Go Quikrrrrrrrrrr Quikr

Quikrrrrrrrrrrr Quikr.

This is the ad is ruling television now a days. I personally believed that second hand equipment is not a trustworthy thing. I and my family always preferred buying a brand new product whatever it was. With the much use of internet there came online shopping websites and Quikr is one of them. As I said before I never preferred buying used products from strangers. It seemed a big risk of money to me to buy used products from strangers because there isn’t any assurance of the products’ quality. 

These ads from Quikr made me curious about this process of buying used products online. Though I was curious, I was afraid of experimenting hubby’s hard earned money in used product that from online website. However as always, Blogadda came as a fairy and offered me 5,000 rupees to buy something from Quikr and blog about my experience with the process, Quikr and the product I purchase. I was on cloud nine the day I received mail that I was selected to write a blog post. The moment I received the mail, I started discussing with my hubby that what we should purchase from this 5,000 on Quikr. We are newly married and my hubby had already prepared the apartment with all necessary equipment. We live in Delhi in rented apartment, so there was no scope of buying any item from handicrafts. I belong to Marwari family, who would never waste money on unnecessary things and would buy things wisely. 

As I said earlier, my house has all necessary equipment, yet we needed a cooler. We had one, but it was fitted in one room and we needed a portable cooler with wheels, which could be shifted in any room easily. So, me and my husband started looking for coolers on Quikr which would fit our budget of 5,000. Now, you guys must be thinking that winter is approaching than why this lady is buying cooler? Well, my dear readers, as I mentioned before I am Marwari. Cooler is something which is not needed right now as winter is approaching so people would sell it off at very reasonable price.

 Impressed na???? Let’s continue with my experience with Quikr. First of all I created my account at Quikr. The register process of Quikr is quite easy as mentioned on image you just need to submit our email id and few more simple info and you are a registered user of Quikr.  

 After registering I started with my search of cooler. I went to Home page than I clicked on Electronics and Appliances.

 From various categories I selected Home and Kitchen Appliances and then I narrowed down my search to Air Coolers and here I was in heaven of coolers.

 There were all types among them and I selected two of them from Symphony Company. 

Both of them were situated in Delhi. One in Sarojini nagar and another one in Delhi Cantt. I called both the sellers and the later one seemed much satisfying to me as he also had bill and 6 months warranty period, too. He also had remote control of cooler which previous one didn’t have. The price he mentioned was 6,000 but after some bargaining, he was ready to sell the cooler at 5,000. I was so overjoyed and I quickly made arrangements to get the cooler at my home. Delhi Cantt is at some distance from my house in Ghaziabad so I was having difficulty at first for the rickshaws and tempo walas were asking for too much fair so I was much disappointed and was in dilemma that what should I do now? This cooler was something I didn’t wish to let go. I was getting it at very reasonable price so I was down with disappointment. Once again my luck came to my rescue and the seller Mayank Singhal was his name, he informed that one of his neighbours were shifting to Vaishali area of Ghaziabad and that was quite near to my home in Indirapuram. I literally jumped with joy when I heard him saying so. I was receiving cooler as if I had bought it from company. It was a kindda home delivery. I agreed at once and soooo after two days confusion and discussion I had cooler at my doorstep. It was working very well and I and my family was fully satisfied with the experience.

 The seller was also happy as he had posted the ad just on 27th of October and his product was sold on 30th of October that too at very satisfying price. He, too like me was very happy with his experience with Quikr.

I just love Blogadda and Quikr for blessing me with this wonderful equipment. As I mentioned in the beginning neither I nor my family believed in buying used products online that, too from strangers. Neither my parents nor my in laws ever had experience of buying or selling on Quikr but after this experience they are so happy with Quikr that they have decided to sell some useless stuff on Quikr and also browsing through various categories in hope of getting some good deals.

I heartily thank Quikr and Blogadda for giving me this awesome experience and making my Diwali wonderful.   

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Review of Rainbow by Aman Jassal

About Author:

 Aman Jassal, born and brought up in Patiala is engineer by profession. His interests include writing stories, blogging, travelling and bike riding. This is his debut work. 

Writing Style: 2/5

Rainbow- the Shades of Love is a debut novel of Aman Jassal. Now a days market is flooded with popular fictions based on love affairs. The theme which attracts today’s younger generation is selected by this author but slight different touch is given here as its end differs from other stereotypes. Raibow is a story of a boy named Yuvi, who is a man with very low morals and no character at all. He is a guy whom every reader will hate for his misdoings and his Casanova kind of character. He flirts with every girl, who crosses his path and sleeps with many. He stumbles upon a girl, Simran, whose love changes him  totally. As usual like other stories, Yuvi keeps cheating Simran by sleeping with other girls and the day Simran leaves him after realising the truth, he realises about his love for her. The future of Yuvi and Simran is also quite predictable, but Simran’s one decision makes it different and here I found poetic justice. Aman is a good writer, still he needs some improvement in field of writing. There are some minor grammatical mistakes, too. Cover page of novel is kind of typical ones, shouting the theme. I wish great future to Aman.

My overall rating for this work is 2/5. 

Genre: Romantic Fiction
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Teenage Publishers
Language: English

Review of Fluffy Feathers by Diwakar Pokhriyal

About Author: 

Diwakar Pokhriyal is a writer by passion. He has completed his engineering from NPTI, Delhi & MBA from Great Lakes Institute of Energy Management, Gurgaon. He has written 7 poetry books and been a part of 41 poetry anthologies/magazines. 

Writing Style: 3/5. 

Fluffy Feathers by Diwakar Pokhriyal is a collection of 24 short stories. Diwakar has already earned name in field of poetry and his poems are wonderful, I must say. This is the first time he has penned down his emotions in form of short story. Some of these stories are better to be titled as an essay. Some of them are good one. He has not decided particular theme for this collection. Few of them are based on social issues, on love and some are super-natural. There is a concept of sequels in novel, movies and serials. This collection is the first one as per my knowledge, in which short stories have sequels. Diwakar’s writing style is a fantastic one but his stories are kind of explanation, which bores reader at a time. I personally believe that the task of explanation should be left on part of reader as this is the task of literature. Literature is that form of Art, which is written to provide some sort of enjoyment. One who wishes to acquire meaning will acquire it on its own. Diwakar has presented his vision of society and this vision seems kind of narrative. Few of the stories like A Promise of Love, Love vs. Practicality, A Friend, A Lover’s Diary , The Sour Truth, The Mirror, Darkness of Perceptions, He was There…, Being a Girl are my favourite ones. The concept of love presented by Diwakar is a mature one and quite impressive. It touches heart. Hope to read some more great prose works from Diwakar.

 My overall rating for this work is 3/5.

Genre: Fiction
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Sanmati Publishers
Language: English