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Book Review: 12 waves from the Ocean

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2014 at 16:58

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This book is a short collection of Poems and short stories by Avantika Kaushik. The book is available only on Kindle app from the Amazon store and will get printed in future.

What i really loved about the book was that its really short (read 23 pages) so you can read it in a jiffy :) something readers like me will enjoy who can barely get through a 100 page book in a month. The poems and the stories look at what happens around us. One can relate to most of the instances the author has tried to describe in the book. It looks at different kinds of relationships we may have had at some point in our lives. It talks about love, the expected love, the love shared between a prostitute and her son, of confused minds. 

The author has left some stories/ and poems for the reader to interpret it their way, the way they want to. I love it when the author challenges the reader to decipher meanings in poetry and does not dish it out on platter.

I wish though that the book was formatted and edited properly and had few images to help the reader enjoy it better :D I love images yeah, too much text makes me drowsy :P

 

You can buy the book here

http://www.amazon.fr/Waves-From-Ocean-Collection-incomplete-ebook/dp/B00J1589OE

That awkward posture?

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2014 at 10:57

Before I joined ballroom dancing, I happened to read up a little bit on Dos and Don’ts of a couple dancing format. Ask the lady for a dance, lead her on and off the floor, and most important for GOD SAKE- DONT SMELL. Carry a deodorant, chew a gum before you start a class, and I shouldn’t even say this but- TAKE A SHOWER

The fact that one dances very close in couple dancing, should be reason enough for dancers to work on themselves, their personal hygiene. I mean how much does a deodorant cost? Its not even 5% of what you have paid to join the class is it not? And some even go to the extent of not taking a bath in Winters? I mean really what on earth makes you think your partner is? You want him to dance with masks on like really?

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I happened to be at the receiving end with one such partner, who smelled awful. I tried looking away from her and danced the Tango for some time. My instructor was super impressed with my posture since i was dancing the International tango very well and constantly looking away from the partner. What he did not know was my plight, of holding my breath and dancing the entire song with my partner.

At first I was hoping my instructor would change my partner, but when that did not happen, I had no choice but to excuse my self and bring her a pack of chewing gum. I knew she might have felt bad, but hang on I thought it was the most polite way to tell her that she needs to take care of not herself, but think of her partner too.

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And hang on my friend, before you think that I am generalizing, its not just women, There are men too who think sweat is cool, and that they dont need to work on themselves. If you plan to ask a lady out to dance with you, make sure you smell perfect. That ways you will avoid being a labelled by girls as “Stinking beast”, and girls will stop turning down your request to dance.

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Get Fit: Custom Handcrafted shirts from Bombay Shirt Company

In Uncategorized on February 26, 2014 at 15:01

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It seemed like the typical Mumbai office building on the outside but when I walked in to the office of Bombay Shirt Company, I was sure these guys know their stuff when it comes to design for sure. Just loved the way they had done up the place, open atmosphere no cubicles.

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When I got a call from Michelle ( I hope I got that spelling right ;) ) to visit them and experience how a customized shirt is made, it took me back to my childhood, where we used to get our shirts stitched. That trend is gone as far as I am concerned, or so i thought before visiting BSC.

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The process is really simple.

1. Either book an appointment with your Travel Stylist or visit their website or buy it from their POP UP Kiosks ;)

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2. Choose the fabric you like [ I must tell you they have some rally awesome fabric in brilliant prints. Loved all and was difficult to choose, but i settled for my favourite Blue]

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3. Once you have chosen your fabric you can try out some trial shirts to get a sense of what kind of shirt you feel fits you well. The Travelling Stylist will help you with suggestions, and will explain to you what would suit you. He will take measurements so you need not worry about the fit.

4. You can customise your shirt with

Monograms

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Collar Style

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Buttons

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Cuffs

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Twill Tapes

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5. And yeah you can always accessorise a nice custom fit shirt with these thats also available on their website

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Your shirt gets delivered to you within a week, isnt that awesome? I got mine, and I am in love with the way the shirt fits.

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The whole process of customising a shirt took just 10 minutes, and I must say it was possible because of the hard work put in by the BSC team to come up with an operationally efficient method to take orders, and its craftsmen who bring fabrics to life with their skills.

What makes sense is not offering too many choices either so as to not confuse the customer. The style and quality of fabric has been carefully selected for the discerning customer and process of customization simplified. All it needs is just ticking of checkboxes to make a choice and you would be done.

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Thanks a bunch once again Bombay Shirt Company for making me feel good. I love the product, and hope you can spread smiles across India soon.

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Go ahead dont wait Men and Women (Btw They have a tie up with StyleCracker for women shirts) get your custom hand crafted shirt today. ( Like BSC and follow them on twitter  and instagram , You can even place your orders directly at their website here). Let me know in comments if you order as to how was your experience :D

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