Chetan Bhagat's One Indian Girl book release at Crossword Bookstore by Kangana Ranaut

Meet Kangana Ranaut at Crossword BookStore Oberoi Mall, as she launches Chetan Bhagat's ninth book

Bestselling author Chetan Bhagat’s 'One Indian Girl' is about the intelligent and successful Radhika Mehta, who is struggling to find love. The book is a critique on the Indian society that constantly judges independent women, while also addressing the position of and the disapproval faced by these individualistic women when it comes to love.

Chetan Bhagat is a prominent author, columnist and screenplay writer, who is best known for his novels which are an interesting combination of comedy and drama. Over seven million copies of his novels have been sold in the past. His renowned works include: Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Centre, and 2 States.

Kangana Ranaut, who has evinced interest in playing the lead role in the movie rendition of the book “One Indian Girl” is will launch the book on Saturday, 1st October, 6.00 pm onward at Oberoi Mall, Goregoan (E).

Do not miss it, if you will be around. Please find the invite attached.

More reasons to stay healthy

More reasons to stay healthy

On my previous blog post, I did share some of the insights on how to stay healthy. I am continuing it further in this where I would be adding more information.In this post, I am going to talk about Eating Better and Being Happy.

Apart from drinking lots of water, walking, having a sound sleep, eating fruits and vegetables, there were lot others which would help us. I am going to share those in thie blog post.

We live in a fast world where everything is fast including food which is why we see lot of  fast food joints and dhabas having cropped up all through our place. It isn't good to be a regular in these places since it attracts lot of bad things rather than the good ones. One of the foremost reason is the re-usage of oil. In these places, oil gets re-used over and over again. The result or the outcome is inevitable. The oil which is good otherwise starts becoming toxic due to the over usage. You may have that nice aroma and taste but remember, you are consuming a slow poison by consuming such food regularly.

You should also avoid eating Maida. I know Parota is the favorite food for many over there including me but this maida is being prepared with lot of chemicals which is used for bleaching to give that fine white color and texture. This cannot be separated by the blood when we consume it. It gets added inside our body and the end result is a disaster. You may have the wheat parota without giving a second thought but try to avoid maida as much as possible.

Do not take stress too much. You may have stress at home or office or both. Do not mix them. Keep them separate. When you mix them, it will double up. Higher stress means high pressure and your heart has to work much faster. Keep your stress under control. If you cannot control yourself, indulge in the practice of Yoga which is a proven method for stress buster. The more co you are, the more is your life. If you are old, mingle with youngsters especially kids as it would bring you a real difference in your life.

Listening to Music and watching nature and doing gardening is also an effective way to keep your heart healthy. Many of them indulge in this. Do give it a try. You will acknowledge my claims. 

Plan your work. When you plan your work in advance, you will complete it on time which wil give you a real peace of mind.

Do not over-eat and eat over-heated food as both of them are harmful.

These are some of the methods, I follow in my day to day life.I hope you found this helpful and urge you to follow them so that you will also have a healthy heart which would enhance the quality of your life....

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Reasons to stay healthy

Reasons to stay healthy

Living Healthy is all one would always aspire and even the saying"Health is Wealth" shows how much importance we have been giving ever since the human race has evolved. Even in Sangam Tamil Literature there was a phrase which says "Udambai Valarthaen Uyirai Valartheney" which means " I fed my body so that I live longer"

We do lot of activities on a day to day basis which helps us live strong and healthier. I am no exception. In this blog post I would be sharing some of the tips that I follow on a regular basis to keep myself healthy.

Waking up early is one of the important aspects. It will keep your body, mind and soul - clean and active. Having said that, I should also emphasize that I go to bed early as well. This way I ensure that my body gets a proper 6-8 hour of rest so that all the vital elements are charged for the next day's work with greater efficiency.

I get to brush as soon as I get up and drink 2 glasses of water. This is really good for your heart as it remove toxins and keep your body hydrated. I also take great care in avoiding junk food because these add up bad cholesterol in our body which would easily affect our heart without giving a second thought. A good cholesterol & omega fatty acids are good for our health. So I ensure I get them in sufficient quantities. This includes consuming organic food that also includes ghee and other items. Anything, if consumed in limited quantity, is always good for health. On the other hand, over consumption of the same so called "good items" can prove to be fatal. I ensure that I do not cross that mark.

Whenever possible, I always tend to walk. This will be real good for the body as it makes your muscles on your legs strong and also ensure that your heart pumps out blood in an efficient manner. A walk adds more value to it when you get to do it in the early morning as you tend to inhale fresh air. You will also get to feel the real difference when you do this.

So the steps are simple for me to STAY ACTIVE:

1. Get good sleep.
2. Avoid junk food.
3. Take a walk, wherever and where ever possible.
4. Drink lots of water.
5. Hit the gym.

When it comes to healthy diet,You can find more great recipes and product reviews from our friends at the Village Bakery.

I will share more information on my next blog post. Do read it as well :-)

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Never Gone Book Release

Wonder what happened at the "Never Gone" book release in the Kemps Corner that was attended by Sonali Bendre?

Read it further and also get the glimpse of the event as it got unfolded.

Yesteryear heartthrob and parenting author, Sonali Bendre, recently wrote The Modern Gurukul, My Experiments with Parenting.

She's back among the books again, as she  turned up in a stylish white shirt and flared pants at Crossword Bookstores at the launch of author Anusha Subramanian’s book.

Bendre was present to launch the book ‘Never Gone’ by Anusha Subramanian, daughter of bestselling, Crossword Book Award winning author Ravi Subramanian

Speaking at the launch, Sonali confessed that she was the only author in her family; and that she would love for her son Ranveer to read books, as books have been her best friend.

Sonali also candidly admitted that she has the strong urge to ‘read fiction’, but ‘could never write fiction.’ 

"I would love my son to read lots" Sonali Bendre

Teenage author Anusha Subramanian, one of the country's youngest young adult authors, was only twelve when she wrote her first book, Heirs of Catriona.

‘Never Gone’ is her second book. A work of youth fiction, you will meet many colourful characters in the 226 pages of the book.

As Anusha said, “I really love forming an emotional connect with the reader and hope that my book is able to achieve this.”

Proud father and Crossword Award winning author Ravi Subramanian; who has penned popular bestsellers with his banking trilogy The Incredible Banker, The Bankster and Bankerupt posed happily for pictures with daughter Anusha.

Best Five Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app for your business, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, you don't have to worry.

Entering the mobile market no longer necessarily requires thousands of rupees and months of work. There are many mobile platforms available to help you build an app on a budget — quickly, and with no coding knowledge required.

Check them right away the best five platforms for building Mobile Apps

 Instappy.com is a built for success cloud based DIY platform which makes it simple for everyone to create instant, affordable, intuitive, and stunning, professional mobile applications with Unlimited customization, unlimited updates, and no coding skills needed to get your business online on mobile. With Instappy, one can build, launch and publish the app on app store / Play store only in a days’ time. Whether you own an export house, a niche fashion boutique, a superstore, or an exotic pet shop, your mobile commerce store is instantly ready with Instappy.
What If you we told you that you could get an app with Fully functional built-in CMS for unlimited updates over 46 Rich media and social API's, Reliable data backup, secure cloud hosting, Unlimited customization options, Native utility features, Built-in system for offers and deals, Push notifications in app, real time analytics, 157 other features, and a fully Google indexed app, free payment gateway, inventory management, and more will cost you 10 lacs+ but you can get it for as low as 50000 INR? What is more a world-class payment gateway is included Free.

ShoutEm offers an app builder with complete content management, powerful user engagement tools and monetization options, coupled with a seamless publishing process, to provide a robust solution for most requirements. The interface builder offers many customization options, and each app can be tightly integrated with existing content sources such as WordPress, Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud and more. The multiple monetization options means you can quickly create a revenue stream from your app, providing an e-commerce experience, in-app subscriptions, deals and coupons, with support for all major ad networks included. 
You can publish your apps under your developer account to both iTunes and Google Play, and update your app or content in real-time. ShoutEm also offers regular auto-updates, to ensure your app is always ahead of new iOS and Android updates.

AppMakr is a DIY app creation platform that lets anyone craft iOS, Android and HTML5 apps, with no coding knowledge required. It was founded in 2009, and recently acquired by Infinite Monkeys, to now form one of the largest DIY app publishing platforms worldwide. You can make as many apps as you want, with unlimited updates, and utilize a number of features, including push notifications, high resolution photo galleries, live updates, music and video streaming, chat rooms, Google Maps integration, shared events calendars, in-app shopping, and much more.
You keep track of all your apps through the Dashboard, easily customize your app's looks and functionality, add content with tabs, preview your app in real time and publish it to the markets with a single click.

AppMachine is an easy-to-use platform to build and design professional native apps for both iOS and Android. Using the drag-and-drop interface, you can combine different building blocks that offer a variety of features, such as information, photos and video. The building blocks also let you link your app to Facebook, Twitter, or online stores. You can design the app in your own unique style and choose your navigation paths, colors, fonts and icons, taking complete control of layout and watching your progress using the Previewer. 
Test your app as you build it and check its progress on your computer, mobile or tablet. Once your app is fully tested and ready to go, you can publish and promote your app, and analyze the user data. AppMachine takes care of everything you need to get your app into Apple's App Store and Google Play.

TheAppBuilder provides a suite of apps to suit employees, clients, events and brochures, with two different approaches available. You can build the app using the online toolkit, and either the training provided or TheAppBuilder itself will work with you to define and build the structure of the app and populate it with initial content.
Using the dedicated AppLibrary, you can provide your users with a window into multiple apps and even customize it with your own branding. You can protect both public and private apps with usernames and passwords, and distribute them via the app store, making use of TheAppBuilder's Active Directory integration to enable login with existing credentials and user groups.

Sonali Bendre to unveil "Never Gone" by Anusha Subramanian

There are so many different kinds of people. Some are condescending extroverts, some are heartbroken and in turn break others’ hearts, some have a connection but are hell-bent on denying it, while others only want another chance. 
Siddharth, Veera, Kavya, Ashlesha, Mahir, Nikhil, Aakash are all characters who beckon us into their world, while the protagonist Ananya, wants to change the world.
Meet them in the 226 pages of young Anusha Subramanian's book "Never Gone”.
One of the country's youngest young adult author,Anusha Subramanian was only twelve when she wrote her first book, Heirs of Catriona. Her hobbies include reading, binge watching television shows and writing, of course. Why wait for someone else to do it when you can write your own fairy tale, right? 
Sonali Bendre unveils the book “Never Gone” by Anusha Subramaniam, on September 28, 6 pm onwards. At Crossword Store, Kemps Corner. 

Opening Ceremony of Kalyan Jewellers Velachery Branch

It was a dream come true moment for me when I heard from my sister saying that she had won the contest and the management of Kalyan Jewellers has agreed to admit 2 people to witness the glitzy opening of Kalyan Jewellers showroom in Velachery on 25th September 2016.

We were asked to be there by 9:15AM since the event was scheduled to begin at 10AM. As we were in the other part of the city, sister and I had left our premises by 7:45AM and reached the venue well before time which was 8:20AM.

It was such a grand preparation which showed how much importance Kalyan Jewellers gives to their showroom opening ceremony. While there was a tight security with bouncers, cops and barricades, we entered the venue since we carried the letter with us. 

After an hour, we were allowed to enter the showroom and we were asked to be seated near to the kids play area. You read it right. Kalyan Jewellers has a kids play area which means if you are going with your kids, you need not have to worry about their troubles. Just leave them there and you can carry on with your shopping.

We were kept informed about the happenings. As soon as the chief guests arrived, we were informed and were put on alert. After few minutes, the Kalyan Jewellers Management team headed my the Founder Mr Kalyanaraman along with his Sons and Actors Prabhu and Sonam Kapoor came to the place where we were waiting. On sensing the seriousness prevailed, Mr Prabhu took the initiative of breaking the ice by cracking the joke "I know you guys were all waiting to see Sonam Kapoor" and everyone laughed. I must really appreciate Mr. Prabhu for making the situation light and jovial and though he was asked to sit to start clicking the pictures, he has kindly asked Sonam to take the seat and start clicking pics.

That was a nice click isn't it? After we got our pics clicked with Sonam Kapoor, we immediately approached Mr.Prabhu. What was even more surprising was it was Mr.Prabhu who himself clicked the selfies. I did mention to him that I was lucky to get his father legendary actor Shri Chevalier Shivaji Ganesan ir's blessings in the Mahalingapuram Ayyappan temple almost 20 years back and seeked Mr.Prabhu's blessings too and was luck enough to get his blessings.

What was an icing to the cake was when I came to know later in the evening that Sonam Kapoor has uploaded our pics on her official Snapchat id. What more can I ask for?

It was an experience of a lifetime and I thank Kalyan Jewellers and its management from the bottom of my heart for making it happen :-)

Whats New with PayTM

When it comes to mobile payments like utility bills, mobile prepaid and postpaid bills, DTH recharges etc., PayTM has always been the leader. They have never failed to wow us ever since its inception with the offers and very negligible payment failures. This was made possible with their robust system integration coupled with security systems which has always given you the peace of mind you wanted. Since I have used multiple apps and platforms, I can certainly vouch for that and in fact I had even lost some money with one of the app and have also had nightmares with few others too.

If you have used PayTM, I am sure you would certainly vouch yourself that it is the best since making payments is almost like a breeze since you need not have to wait for the payment to be completed. Coming to the point. Let us see what are some of the features that makes PayTM to stay on top of the others.

Do you know?

You can book 2 and 4 wheelers like Mahindra Gusto, Aprilia 150 and Renault Kwid among others via PayTM

When it comes to ordering the footwear or apparels, most of us are reluctant for the simple reason whether it would fit us properly and if not, how to return it without any trouble. To make our job easier, PayTM has made the return policies easy.

PayTM has an option called Passbook which you must check, if you haven't explored it earlier. It will help you in keeping a tab on your expenses. Since this is a Digital eWallet, lot of youngsters may tend to spend without keeping a tab on their expenses. This can be controlled better with this option.

Should you have any problem, the robust customer care team of PayTM is always there to help us. All you need to do is to raise your concern and see that it is addressed at the earliet.

When it comes to making the payments, PayTM is the best and they offer promos from time to time. All you need to do is to check and apply the right offers at the right time to get the most from your money. More than all these, you tend to save lot of time and money with this excellent ePayment solutions.

Last but not the least, PayTM has got a revolutionary system where you get to know as to where you are buying the products from. Though other e-tailers do provide the name of the seller, PayTM is one of the very few to even give you the address of the seller.I am sure this would be the maximum any one can do.

All you need to do is to download the app which is available on Google Playstore for Android and also on iOS and to get the most of it, complete the eKYC so that you will have a higher spending limit on your account. What are you waiting for? Start downloading and start saving.....

Journey to the Fantabulous Properties by UrbanTreeHomes

The day was 24th September 2016. It began with a positive note as we the bloggers from Chennai - Vinod, Rajesh, Shrinidhi, Katie and her daughter Ranjani and I arrived at the Urban Tree office before the designated time of 10AM.

The day began with a presentation from the marketing team. After sometime, Mr Abhishek Mehta, MD of UrbanTree Homes joined us and he took us through the journey offline as to how the company has conceptualised. Some interesting facts and figures were shared with us.

The most important aspect of all which were even embossed on the four glass doors of their office is given below. Take a look to find out as to what it is all about.

The company as mentioned above believes in Transparency, Responsibility, Quality and Trust. What also makes Urban Tree the most preferred one among others is holding the Quarterly Customer Meet where prior to handing over the projects, the customers would get to meet Mr Abhishek Mehta and Mr Abhinay Mehta once in every 3 month where they would let them know about the progress of the project. Even after the completion and handover, they would still be in touch with the customers.

Mr Abhishek said that he would always retain a flat which he has developed and so as Mr Abhinay since he see them as their daughter as they conceptualised, designed and delivered it.

The company believes in Quality over Quantity and earn the money in the right manner by pleasing the customers. They have received numerous awards and has decided in developing only the GREEN Buildings henceforth. They believe in delivering projects at prime locations at an affordable price which is why their price ranges from Rs.30 Lakhs to Rs.80 Lakhs. They also follow the policy of "We Pay if We Delay"

The company has completed 4 projects and there are 4 more ongoing projects and all these were achieved in just 6 years as the company as founded in Nov 2010. So far, the company has conducted 40 customer meets and has got 850+ customers. Their success rate is so good that 25% of their sales comes from customer reference. The company has ISO 9001 Certification and has also got BB+ CARE Ratings. They are also the first the introduce Vibro Stone columns which were usually used in commercial projects in Infinity,Porur which withstands earthquake.

The company has RMC,Solid blocks,uPVC Windows and Solar Energy equipments manufacturing units and because of this they achieve greater amount of savings which in turn is passed on to the customers. The company is indulged in CSR activities too. 

So far the company has completed Oakwood(36 units), Atrium (80 Units), Trinity Garden (136 Units) and Infinity.

Their ongoing projects include Fantastic at Vanagaram with 300 Units, Oxygen at Perumbakkam with 636 Units, WOW at Medavakkam with 169 Units and Superb at Urapakkam with 284 Units.

Their upcoming project is Awesome.

We took a selfie before we began out #UrbanTreeJourney

As it was already 12PM, we headed straight over to the restaurant.

As this is about Urban Tree, I am not going to talk about the food (which I will do it in a separate post). After sumptuous lunch, we headed to the properties.

Except Vinod who was sitting in the front, this selfie taken inside the SUV has captured all of us including Meenakshi and Nimisha on the left side corner.

We first went to WOW in Medavakkam.

Take a look at the model property which we had experienced.

What made us and will make you also to say WOW?

1. Quality of the products being used be it with exterior or interior since all the bath fittings were Jaquar and Kohler.
2. These are eco friendly Green Buildings which means you get enough amount of light and breeze and the glasses would not allow sound to penetrate.
3. Even the walls are done so effectively that it would not retain the heat.
4. The interiors were thoughtfully designed making us to get the maximum space.

Want to know how WOW will look alike?

Check more about WOW Project at http://www.urbantreehomes.com/wow-by-urbantree.php

We then set off to experience OXYGEN in Medavakkam.

What is special about OXYGEN?

1. As the name implies it will have enough oxygen by the time the project is complete since Urban Tree will be planting 1 lakh saplings spread across this 9 acre property.
2. To give more security during floods, the property was constructed on an elevation of 9 Feet from the ground.
3. LED Lamps were used which is the case with all the ongoing projects in all the places including the common areas and interiors.
4. Jaquar and Kohler fittings at home.
5. Saint Gobain Glasses for reflecting the UV Rays.
6. Rain Water Harvest System and Sewage Water Treatment Plant.
7. In-House Gym, Amphitheatre, Cafeteria, Bank, ATM,Shops and other commercial establishments. 

The facilities I have quoted were just a few as they have 50 in total. Feel the real OXYGEN like never before.

We then headed to FANTASTIC at Vanagaram finally.

We would first see the aerial view of it before we could experience the model apartment.

Now let us see the interiors of the apartment.

What are the specialities of FANTASTIC?

1. Its close proximity to CMBT and educational institutions like Dr MGR University, Saveetha College etc to name a few.
2. Affordable Pricing and in fact this is applicable across all the properties of Urban Tree Homes.
3. Quality of the products used.
4. Perfect land deeds and titles which are free from any encumbrance (applicable for all Urban Tree properties).
5. Perfection in design and appeal.


Head over to this site to find more info on FANTASTIC http://www.urbantreehomes.com/fantastic-by-urbantree.php

Of course all comes under one brand which is none other than URBAN TREE HOMES and you can see about the company in detail by clicking - http://www.urbantreehomes.com/

I hope you loved reading this blog post. I am sure you would want to buy one, if not all. Please do refer to your family and friends too who would be interested in booking one since any investment on land is surely an appreciation and not otherwise.

Looking to book a property in Urban Tree Homes? You can do it with a simple click -> https://goo.gl/fdKwW7