Do You Want To BreakFree?  Feat. Shriram Properties

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I remember the first I came to The Garden City – Bangalore, lush green, with less traffic and negligible number of traffic signals to stop it. Bangalore turned into the silicon valley of South East Asia in a jiffy. With millions of youngsters from all over the world, opting for Bangalore more than any other city, Bangalore has become one of the favorable cities to live in. Not just because of the colleges and the IT hub but also because of the weather conditions which used to be always cold.

There are pros and cons for living in the city. Starting from looking for a rental to figuring out the commute, the city life may or may not be a bed of roses. Life gets difficult at time for a working professional or otherwise. Most of IT parks are situated at the far end of the city and most of the working professional looks for a house close by to avoid traffic and reach home sooner.

There are millions of big properties and residential places in Bangalore but none like the Shriram Properties’s Code Break Free. They are launching phase two of two and three bedroom homes catering to youngsters who find it difficult to invest in a good house. The issues that a young professional who wants to buy a house, is with the down payment and the huge lump sum amount of money that gets deducted every month from their salary.

“Codename Breakfree is the answer to every young Bengalurean’s home dreams.”

Shriram properties’s Codename Breakfree is situated in the heart of Electronic City with minutes away from all the major locations and requirements. Minutes away from schools, colleges, Tech parks, hospitals and happening places, Breakfree sounds like a great deal.  Codename Breakfree has promising amenities like gymnasium, meditation and aerobics room, cafe, party hall, reading lounge, indoor games room, pool table, table tennis, convenience store and a play school. A perfect set up for all ages. It’s rarely easy to find a great home at a reasonable value with amazing EMI packages. Low rates are always the crowd pull. As an investment, the property has great rental yield and appreciation potential.

I am sure none us want to waste two hours in traffic everyday (one way) and come back all tired with no enthusiasm left to enjoy with family and friends.

Pre book now to reserve the coolest home!

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RECREATE Fashion – Part II

Life of a blogger is not a bed of roses. Period.

To create content, all of us need unique ideas to stand out and also feel comfortable in it so that the same is reflected. As a fashion blogger, it gets a bit stressful to look for new ideas because you are either out of clothes or have zero money to invest in new clothes. Also, buying clothes just for social media just sounds insane. Do you remember the article that was about, how youngsters these days buy clothes online, only to wear it once, click pictures wearing it and return. The cost of returns have been e-commerce retailer’s nemesis for a long time now and it has only been increasing with the amount of people who are trying to get influenced by all the style icons and influencers. I am one of them or rather I was!

Everyone needs to understand why recreating fashion is so important –

  1. Saves a lot of money.
  2. Equal use of all the clothes in your wardrobe.

I think these two pointers are more than enough to come to a conclusion. Most of the top influencers we follow, always have a brand who sends them clothes for free and if they don’t they recreate style. You might not have understood that little secret because they are so damn good in recreating what they wore few days or months back, it’s just amazing.

Keeping that in mind, I decided to return to my wardrobe and recreate a style from something that I already wore. Grand ethnic wear comes out of the closet only on special occasions. I got this ethnic skirt stitched last year when I was getting my wedding outfits made. An extra ethnic outfit always comes in handy post the wedding. This ethnic skirt is made out of raw silk and was initially paired with a raw silk blouse. Here, I decided to pull up the skirt and turn it into a dress by adding a casual belt to the entire outfit. Shrug has always been my signature outerwear and I had to add that element to this outfit.

I am currently in the mood of recreating styles with what I have in my wardrobe. Another reason why, I would stay away from buying more clothes and this would also help me declutter those clothes I will never wear.

 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Binge Watch Sharate Aaj on ZEE5

 

I will start by saying that India is growing digitally, all thanks to Digital India. Not only are we going cashless after the demonetisation but this entire process has been beneficial especially to the youth. That’s because some amazing offers came by from various payment platforms and stores, not to forget OTT platforms like ZEE5. Hence, it is not a surprise why web series and digital premieres of movies have created a huge stir in the world. Not only is it convenient, but you can subscribe to the platform for an incredibly affordable price. All you need is a streaming device and a good internet connection.

Of late, binge-watching web series is everyone’s favourite thing to do at home, especially during the weekends. Keeping with the trend, today I am going to talk about a ZEE5 Bengali original web series called Sharate Aaj. It is quite an exciting series for Bengali fans, who thoroughly enjoyed Kaali, ZEE5 and Parambrata Chatterjee’s last collaboration. So, on finding some interesting information about the series, I am here to share it with you.

 

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Here are five reasons why you should binge watch Sharate Aaj!

  • Cultural Music – Firstly, the web series is beautifully curated with a mix of Rabindra Sangeet, and folk songs like Aaj Dhaner Khete rearranged by Sahana Bajpaie along with Mr Samantak Sinha. Both of them are renowned artists and have been flattered for their impeccable contribution to Bengali music. I, personally, think that the music adds an distinct Bengali essence to this thriller series, giving a more intriguing experience to the viewers.
  • The Director – Sharate Aaj is directed by the prominent Bengali actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay. A known face in both Bengali and Hindi film industries, Parambrata has donned many hats over his career – actor, director, writer and producer. In 2018, he produced his first web series named ‘Kaali’ that was released on ZEE5. But with Sharate Aaj, he has not only directed the series but also played the lead role in Sharate Aaj. This makes Sharate Aaj interesting to see, especially to check out how Parambrata manages multiple creative roles in this series.
  • Cast – The powerful star cast of this web series include renowned Bengali actors like  Payel Sarkar, Riddhi Sen, Surangana Bandyopadhyay, Kanchan Mallik, Joydip Mukherjee, Bidipta Chakraborty and Soumya Sengupta other than Parambrata Chattopadhyay. All the actors have done a commendable job. With each of them having powerful roles, their performances make us connect to the character very well.
  • The Storyline – In Parambrata’s words “Sharate Aaj is the story of identity crisis, cultural bonding and a terror threat, making the show an edge-of-the-seat thriller. This series about NRI Bengalis from India and Bangladesh living in London, who come together to get ready for the upcoming Durga Puja, an event that is very close to every Bengali’s heart. An interesting approach to thrilling yet relevant themes, the storyline of Sharate Aaj is as gripping as it gets.
  • Production – Sharate Aaj was completely shot in London. It meticulously showcases the close-knit Bengali community in the city and the preparation for the upcoming Pujo. It is very curious to see how the director, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, captured the Bengali culture so prominently out there in a different country altogether. This shows the kind of efforts that went into making this ZEE5 original.

I feel this is the first time the industry has gone out of the box in producing and directing an entire Bengali web series in a different country. Also, it was an interesting thought for ZEE5 to release Sharate Aaj on February 21st 2019 on The International Mother Language Day. For those unaware, the states of West Bengal and Tripura in India follow and celebrate this Day by paying tribute to their unsung heroes. Moreover, all the Bengalis in India and abroad celebrate the Day for the sacrifice of lives just for the sake of their first language, Bangla.

What are you waiting for? Head on to ZEE5 to binge watch it this weekend.

 

Sources –

  1. https://www.webfare.live/latest-news/sharate-aaj-zee5s-biggest-bengali-original-series-releases-on-21st-february/
  2. https://thekolkatamail.com/zee5-bengali-original-web-series-sharate-aaj-shooting-continues-in-london/
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Things You Should Know If You Are Travelling to Seychelles

After a lot of contemplation, I decided to work on this post. Since it was a personal trip i.e. our honeymoon, I was in two minds to write about it but then I thought this would be helpful for travellers who are planning a trip real soon to Seychelles. I thought I had researched well before heading to this beautiful country but I successfully failed at that because all the travel blogs that I read was from a European’s or American’s point of view which is obviously different from an Indian’s point of view. There were rarely any travel post or videos that explained anything about the intrinsic details regarding the lifestyle and the food. Most of them were about how beautiful the island was!

 

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Here I am with pointers on things you should know if you are travelling to Seychelles.

  • The Country – Seychelles consists of beautiful islands that depend on other countries for their resources. They import everything except for water and seafood. Most of the products are imported from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and India. Hence all the prices are a little higher than usual, so make sure you carry emergency essentials with you if budget is a constraint.

 

  • Currency – Seychelles easily accept Euros at restaurants and stores but locally Seychellois rupee works well when it comes to transport or small scale food trucks. Remember, firstly SCR is higher than INR, plus the country imports everything that you might be looking for except for handicrafts. Frankly speaking, we spent most of our Euros on travelling than any other thing. We would have spent around 20000 -25000 INR just on our airport and ferry transits excluding the ferry tickets to other islands.

 

  • Food in Seychelles – I can blindly compare the authentic Creole cuisine to our Coastal cuisines. They are quite similar in taste. Most of the villas have a kitchenette because travellers prefer cooking their meal rather than eating outside. The restaurants are pretty expensive I would say for the food served. For example, meal for two at a simple restaurant in Seychelles would cost approximately 3000-4000 INR without any beverages. Even though Seychelles has it’s own water factory, but due to shortage of water resources, non of the restaurants serve water for free.

 

  • Entertainment Quotient – Seychelles is a hushed and reticent place. The people of Seychelles prefer dining in with their family on weekends and festivals rather than partying outside. There are rarely any places to chill post seven in the evening other than in Mahe, that too only if you are closer to the heart of the city. Among the three islands we visited i.e Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, La Digue was fun with Seychellois kids cycling around with JBL Boom Box and listening to captivating music and also dancing to it. La Digue had two party places with music and disco lights with no one inside which was pretty disappointing. There were rarely many people who would go out to party. La Digue is a tiny island with countable number of residents. Other than this, water sports will keep you busy in the day.

 

  • Transport – You have four options to choose from to travel around the city. You could either hire a taxi, which is an expensive affair or rent out a car to drive around if you are a confident driver on hills and curvy routes. Seychelles has a good bus connectivity to everywhere but the only issue is that, the last bus back would be around 6:30pm. Not that there was much to do post that but just in case. Lastly, you could always hitchhike and move around the city. That’s an option that we were given by the hotel manager too claiming that it’s safe.

 

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