Think of LG and the first thing that comes to my mind is the relief we got in those days when Samsung and Nokia ruled the roost with price tags that a commoner found difficult to acquire. Bang came LG with prices that were affordable and features more or less matching the big gamer. That was a period when mobiles were getting into every household and LG made it easier with our vegetable vendor sporting it in her specialized pull purse. And the market grew with many more brands entering the fray. The Nexus family of LG is so dear to us and now it has come out with a new entrant, LG Nexus 5X. We are writing about it in this post and why we chose it for our aunt.. Read on…
Out on a shopping spree or a function, my sisters refuse to come out in the evening after 6 PM. No hard rules or conditions or kids waiting at home, it is the serials that they watch that beckons them. The discussion on the happenings in the serial is so intense, I start feeling that it is happening in our family. We are not here to debate if it is good or not but for the ones at home who have sons and daughters-in-law at work, grandchildren at school, this forms the basis of their entertainment and keeps them away from being lonely and without boredom.
As an avid Theatre enthusiast and in particular Tamil Theatre, great relief and unparalleled enthusiasm seeped in as we watched Theatre Marina’s maiden production ‘Undo’, a Tamil stage play at Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Chennai. Fresh thoughts, intelligent script, inherent knowledge and beautiful sets and lights set the pace of this contemporary modern drama. It had elements of our own epic and science so well blended that it was absolutely a mind game of sorts in the time it was staged. After the last two stage plays we witnessed, we are happy that we never looked at the watch even once during the play.
A timely initiative by BlogAdda brought us in terms with health that needed attention but still somehow was not given the priority it requires. Life is so fast paced that we lose track of time and also we have made our day complex that we do not find time to attend to our health and wellness. When you are aged above 40, doctors advise yearly checkup as most of the diseases show up their ugly head during this time. Last year checkup doctor advised walking and low salt diet to make sure BP is under control.
It was much easier to implement the low salt diet though there were demands for extra salt initially but soon it has become part of our diet. Walking did not find the daylight at all as we kept discussing about the ideal time and the area to walk as our place was abuzz with heavy traffic always. Discussion kept on till it was finally shelved and forgotten.
Painting my home is always a clash and communion of ideas and at a time when we were planning a makeover with the festive season approaching, we were asked to try out the Bed Bath and More themes and choose paints to suit our collection using the smart tools in their site. It was indeed a Bolt in the Blue and we thought it appropriate to try out the #PaintFinder to check out the paint colors we like and what more, applying on the walls and having a look at its presentation. This proved a valuable tool since a visit to the paint store provided us color cards of Asian Paints, Berger and Nerolac and it was no ordinary task making out how it would be. Also a color that we look at in the card may not look good when applied to the walls since the area is large. For instance, we decided to go for Blues this time and the blue range by itself was daunting that after sometime we just could not visualize anything at all. Our experience with the Bed Bath and More website and the tool here..
Subscription Ecommerce is picking up big time in India and as in the case world over, it has started to penetrate into the beauty and fashion industry which is still in its nascent stages trying its best to cater to the varied interests of Indian fashionistas and beauty conscious women. Yes, men also have their share but it is yet to take off in a big way as we are writing this post. This post is our review of the popular FAB BAG beauty subscription for 3 months. We waited for 3 months to see the different products and offers bundled into the subscription to write about it.
Unsolicited advice we despise most of the times turns out to be the most sought after when we look for support and direction in making few crucial decisions. It is not that we are ready to accept advice from anyone and everyone, we expect it only from the select few we regard as the ones capable of giving advice. It is not a one-person-tailored-for-all for advice and differs based on the subject of concern. We respect a person who advises when sought and keeps his distance in not following up on the decision and the impact to take mileage out of it. This post is in honor of one such person.
Stand-up comedy, we hear more these days made me contemplate on the nuances and the personality of the comedian and this understanding prompted me to write a post on it. Public speaking is an art and being a comedian is another form that has some many finer elements to it. Standup-Comedy is combining both to bring the best out of them. I saw couple of performances and the thing that impressed me the most is the timing. I came back home and tried to deliver the same to my family but then I realized how difficult it was. I was baffled when my daughter asked me what I was trying to convey with such a serious face, let me tell you, I was aghast. I remember enjoying every bit but I could only recollect only one or two.
Here is a very interesting offer by a Devotee for pilgrims travelling to Tirupati. People on a pilgrimage to pay their obeisance to the Lord undertake the temple visit to complete their prayers. During such time, the pilgrims should observe food without onions and garlic and the option to get such food in Tirupati is remote. Pilgrims depend on hotels and restaurants where such food is not provided. Same case with the stay also. The pilgrims require a dormitory to keep their pilgrimage intact but to locate those and get a space is pretty difficult for new comers and travelers. To help such people, now there is a place for stay providing food that suits pilgrims.
We are happy to introduce our new young fashion writer Saradha Sankar here. She will be writing on beauty and fashion currently in rage with tips and exhaustive reviews – Katie.
I am very happy to be a part of the ChennaiFocus team :-).
I love Makeup so much that most of my allowances go to these purchases every month. Whenever any person I know comes from US or UK, I fill their suitcases with lots of make up stuff. Why? because in other countries, you get good products at cheap rates. The last time, our family friend came from the US, I discovered this awesome brand ( basically a wholesaler type of brand) which is based in California and gives you nice, good quality products at a drop dead price.
We are a family of foodies and when we got the opportunity to do a restaurant review for RnMOnAskMe which I interpreted as Restaurant Majors On Ask Me, I immediately got onto the job to identify the restaurant using the Askme app I installed on my smartphone. It is not an easy task given my preference for vegetarian food and this time I was looking for Italian cuisine. I searched through the app and landed up with a number of entries (never knew so many Italian restaurants in Chennai) and we set our eyes on Jalpaan for their innovative combination of cuisines. Normal combinations we see in restaurants are Texan – Mexican, Italian, North Indian South Indian, Chinese cuisines. This restaurant had a unique combination of Italian, North Indian vegetarian food. Decided to try it out and checked out the locations and there was one nearby at Adyar, Chennai. Checked out Google and saw that the restaurant was closed on Saturdays. We were surprised because restaurants do not normally close and choosing Saturdays was much more intriguing given the business they get on weekends. We tried calling them and there was no answer and we assumed they must be closed. We are not sure if it is a regular closure or a one off occasion. So we decided to check out their restaurant in another location quite faraway from our place.
Authentic food is a different game altogether. So when it comes to scouting for one, it became a tougher search as we went from one restaurant to another, went through so many sites, reviews, people and yet the search was ongoing. Foreign foods in India undergo a change to suit Indian palates. Try the original and it is probably not the one you had here. Having been a lover of authentic Punjabi food ( the not so masala gravy type side dishes you get here) I was looking out for one to satiate my taste buds. After quite a search, found a small joint (has about 4 to 5 tables) but neatly maintained and run by Sardarjis. I have a great respect for them and their work ethics. This place called Pait Pooja is in Thuraipakkam (closer to OMR) on the 200 feet road connecting Pallavaram to OMR. Though my family had apprehensions for going all out to this place which was quite a drive from our residence, I was insistent that this might be the authentic Punjabi food experience we are looking for and we were not disappointed. This post is without pictures of food because they are not presentation conscious and serve the food in disposables. The look might pull the air off the interest to visit the place, nevertheless the food was class and lip smacking to the core.