Quikrrrrrrr.. Quikr! I am sure you must have heard this slogan or read about it somewhere. The strong ad campaign on print, digital and the television industry has ensured that Quikr as a brand has a strong recall value among a huge section of the population.
For a company which began just about 6 yrs back in 2008, Quikr has rapidly expanded into one of India’s largest portals to buy, sell or rent just about anything across more than 12 categories and 140 sub-categories including mobiles & tablets, real estate, pets, electronics, cars & bikes and much more. There are also categories like jobs, matrimonials etc. for those who are interested.
So with a budget of Rs 5000, I began my search for anything interesting I could find. Moreover, it was Diwali time and I wanted to purchase something interesting. My city for the search was Hyderabad having lived here for more than 3 years now. It was a great opportunity to learn on what all the city has to offer.
North Korea. Pakistan. Bhutan. These are the three countries which don’t have a single NRI as per a recent survey. Surprised? Shocked? Stunned? Don’t be. Indians have been globe-trotting for years on end. From just a few of them in countries like Slovenia and Monteserrat to thousands in USA and the Gulf, Indians have set up their base everywhere. Labourers, Politicians, White collar workers, Sports Stars, Movie Stars, you name it and an Indian name would be announced for that particular field.
If you look towards NASA, you will find a huge number of scientists who are Indians or Indian Americans. If you look towards the American parliament, you would find many Indians or Indian Americans. If you look towards the labourers as well as individuals in white collar jobs in the Gulf, Singapore, Malaysia and the likes, you would find many Indians. If you look at the House of Commons in UK, you would find many Indians.
There was a time when we had to spend hundreds of rupees to call someone anywhere in India let alone the world. Mobile phones were a rarity and a luxury as well. And the most famous one was Nokia (referred to as a brick by many because of its weight).
But today, technology has changed our perspective of the world around us in more ways than one. Whether its exploring the latest news or meeting and interacting with new people, finding jobs & perfect matches or building careers in music and writing, the online world gives each of us a great platform to do all this and more.
Thanks Shashank and Roshan for nominating me for this one. I know am quite late in writing this post but had been really busy these past two weeks. This is the first set of nominations of this kind I have been tagged for.
For the uninitiated, the ‘Liebster Blog Award’ is a online award given to bloggers by bloggers. ‘Liebster’ in German means dearest, sweetest, pleasant etc.
Roshan is a doc by profession and a fantastic writer by passion. He pens his stories and articles on Godyears.net. Shashank’s passion lies in writing micro-fiction of all kinds including 55fiction, 100fiction, haiku and the likes at ‘Embark with My Thoughts’.
And now the rules:
1. Thank the people who have nominated you for this one and post a link to their blog
2. Display the award in your blog by including it as an image in the post or a widget
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the one who nominated you
4. Nominate 11 deserving bloggers (those who have less than 1000 followers)
5. Create a new list of questions for the bloggers to answer
6. Once they have been tagged, keep them informed about the same and also provide a link to the post
Diwali is many things for many people. It is the victory of good over evil. It is the time when we meet and greet our near and dear ones. It is the time when we spread love, warmth and care amongst our family members. It is the time when we try to forgive and forget our loved ones. It is the time when our moms eagerly wait for us to come home so that she can feed us with food cooked by her own hands.
Whatever Diwali means for each of us, one thing is for sure that this is a festival which brings a lot of joy and hope for every individual. What begins with crackers and sweets moves onto the Lakshmi Puja wherein people pray for the prosperity of their families as well as their businesses.
The winter is coming in just a few days. Have you bought your warm clothes yet? For those who don’t really have a season called winter, do you have any plans of traveling to the mountains on a trip?
The snow is slowly starting to cover the mountain peaks. The trees and flowers have begun to disappear behind the white blanket created by the snow.
We humans are never happy. When it’s really hot, we crib about the extreme heat and how rains would make things better. When it rains, we crib about how too much rain is pouring water over our plans to hang out. When its really cold, we pray that it becomes warmer so that we can live in peace.