Black is Beautiful #WhatTheBlack

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Another day, another contest! This time it is #WhatTheBlack contest from Blogadda! And the funny part is, we still don't know who is sponsoring the same! Though, the sponsoring company does seem pretty much in lourve with black color! :D My money would be on a shampoo company! Ghane, mulayam kaale baal, khile khile matwale baal! :P

You guys must be thinking - why sudden outburst of contest related posts on this blog? Let us take one step back and remember the post, where I talk about my admission into one of the best MBA colleges in Europe. Now THAT renders me unemployed, impoverished and jobless at the same time! Hence, I am highly driven to participate in the contests in the hope of winning a nice iPad, as I, for sure, can not afford to buy one myself ! :(

So, coming back to the topic, #WhatTheBlack contest is about 5 black things that you desire and why! So here goes my list:

1) Black Gaddi: I have spent a large part of my life working and travelling in Gurgaon. And trust me on this, I haven't ever seen such a large congregation of black, exquisite, elegant mean machines in a such a small place! Whenever I am able to afford EMIs of these beauties, I am very sure I will definitely go for a black one! Yeah, and a driver too, it is really difficult to keep black cars in their factory finish shine!

2) Black watch: Just look at this watch and let me know if you don't feel like breaking your screen in the excitement to grab it!

3) Little black dress: I have no idea what that is! Its just that my wife keeps asking for it, so I think it really must be something important for beautiful people! :D

4) Black fountain pen: Yeah, I am one of those people who is in awe of fountain pens! It has been years that I went anywhere without my fountain pen. Every single day, I open online shopping websites and look at nice, costly pens, with gold plated tips and what not! Sigh! In my dreams I often see the scene from A Beautiful Mind, where everyone gifts Nash his/her own pen as a mark of respect for getting a Nobel!

5) Black Iron Man Suit: This desire is from fiction category on TV. I would love to own an iron man suit, and that too in black color! You bet, I will polish and shine it every single day, and protect it from getting scratches on Delhi roads! (by keeping it in my lab, I suppose) :D

So that's that! What are you upto? What would be your guess on who do you think is sponsoring this even focused on black colored objects?

This post is a part of #WhatTheBlack activity at

Zest up your life

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This post is a part of the #ZestUpYourLife activity in association with TATA Zest and

Finally, it is a contest that broke me out of my slumber! :D 

I was cleaning my personal email box after ages, and I saw an email update from BlogAdda about TATA Zest contest to write a blog post about five things or experiences that zest up my life, and I said to myself - why not! 

PS: I didn't know what Zest means, and wikipedia came to my help! In short, "Zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy", for full clarification, refer to the link.

Coming back to the original topic, following are my five things and experiences:

1) Running - Yes, plain, simple running. Weather with the wifey or alone, but running / jogging gives me immense feeling of relaxation and happiness. I love the feeling of blood rushing through my body after i complete my jogging session. It is a out of the world feeling, probably an adrenaline rush of some sort. I guess, only runners will understand the feeling. 

2) Gadgets - I love buying gadgets. Weather I use them or not that is a different issue :D. But seriously, I like the concept of different gadgets for different things. Kindle for reading, laptop for presentations and excels, a Samsung tab for Facebook and twitter, Phone for talking and quick updates, and an X box for games! Thats probably all the stuff I use even before I have left for office in the morning! :D Next on my list is Fitbit / UP for activity tracking. Phew.

3) Driving - Kind of obvious from the name of the blog, right! If you need more proof, you can check my previous post, when I got a TATA Vista D90 to review (link). LOL. I am so good at self promotion, sometimes I think, do I really need an MBA? :D

4) Food - I remember an old dialogue of mine - butter is better, more butter is much better. Fried, oily, buttery stuff - I love it! Whats the point of eating grass and leaves! You have only got one life! 

5) Internet - Yes, I am one of those people who are easier to reach over whatapp or email rather than a phone call. Slowly, I have become very choosy in terms of picking calls from unknown numbers, but my corporate job has taught me that turn around time for any email is 1 hour. Period! :D So yeah, internet is my lifeline, starting from the morning newspaper (ahem) till wishing good nights on whatsapp! :D

So that's all from my side! Now its upon you guys to coax TATA guys to take me to goa! :D VROOOOM!