Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Looks Like It's Quikr In Bangalore, And Everywhere Else Too!

Having relocated to Bangalore just a year back, I can very well relate to both the questions. Tired of my IT job in Pune, I jumped on a bus to Bangalore the first chance I got. With no idea whatsoever of what is in store for me, I began my journey. After reaching Bangalore, the first thing I had to do was look for a place to stay. While I crashed at my granny's place, eating sumptuous home-made food, I logged into my laptop to begin the house hunt.

As soon as I typed my keywords into Google, the first few links happened to belong to Quikr. While in Pune, I used Quikr to buy a second hand two wheeler, and then used the same platform to sell it too. With that happy initial connection with this company, I decided to continue looking for houses here.

With the cool and easy filters, it was easy to bottle down my locality options, after which choosing a place wasn't difficult. Contacting the owners was easy, and you have an option to keep the brokers off your radar, which is a big relief!!! After settling my house scenes, I needed stuff for my home. I had chosen an unfurnished house, and I urgently needed a cot, a study table, and a chair. Looked for them all on Quikr as well, and before I knew it I had a fully furnished room, and I didn't really have to shell out a fortune.

Though I haven't explored this site for more options, I'm definitely hooked on to it. From buying/selling electronic gadgets, to getting hold of good second-hand mobiles and tablets, Quikr has it all. I just found out they now have a matrimonial option as well. If you're spending so much time on this platform finding things you want, you might as well find your life partner here as well, and QUICK!

Many people shifting to Bangalore are looking for a job, trying to stand on their own feet, and make their own name in different fields. You can use Quikr to find jobs as well! Or if you're in need of hiring employees, again, this is the shiz! Another very useful aspect for a new comer- You might not know people in Bangalore, and things can get lonely sometimes. Voila! You can find pets here too!

So basically Quikr is a site that can help you settle down peacefully in a metropolitan city that's known for being heavy on the pocket. Going by my experience, I would definitely give a shout out to the new Bangaloreans that it's just Quikr in Bangalore! Use it to suit your needs, save big, and then party the weekend off! :D

This blog post is an entry to Let's Go To Bangalore Quikr Campaign at Indiblogger.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

When you promised to always sing my favorite song.

So passionate about words,
Mine flew along with the birds.
Reached you as the first morning chirp,
And stayed till your last breakfast burp.

Trained my letters to dance to your tune,
Asked the butterflies to let me watch you bloom.
From under the shade of the orange tree,
I sent happy thoughts for you with the bee.

You promised to always sing my favorite song,
You thought it right, but you said it wrong.
But every song, that for me you have sung,
Baby, you were my Rockstar, my number one!

I closed my hazel eyes, under the vanilla sky,
Lost for words to describe the exotic cry.
My euphoria did not last long,
For when I opened my eyes, you were gone!

I set off to find you across the violet fields,
My words tagged along planting seeds.
With the realization that you were lost,
My hands on my face, my eyes moist.

Every seed gave birth to a new note,
My words hummed them for me in the old boat.
But I sailed away for this was not your tune,
No music was your music, at least not so soon.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vision of the inside, seeks just one - One Truth!


Ambiguity in every step,
I walk along with my confused pet.

Truth is simple perfection,
Then why the frustrating complication?

Every tree of thought grew,
Rooted; but roots are branched too!

Sitting on one branch,
I wonder about the other ranch.

Eye to the world seeks colors in a ton,
Vision of the inside, seeks just one.

My perceived shades, what color really are you?
Will my outer eye ever unite with the inner truth?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Returning to the roots with Bhagavad Geeta (1.1)

It has been my wish to study the Bhagavad Geeta for a long time. Procrastinated enough. And i have finally made up my mind to pursue studying it seriously. And hence begins my column dedicated to this study on my blog. 

Hoping and wishing for the maximum understanding of this ocean of wisdom and knowledge. Even a few drops of this mighty ocean will surely cleanse my ignorant spirit. With a lot of excitement, i hereby begin this journey back to the roots, praying to the great divine consciousness to guide me through.

I came across this amazing site, where i am studying from -

Bhagwad Geeta (1.1)

Bhagavad Geeta is the compilation of the whole narration of what Lord Krishna instructs Arjuna in the battlefield in Mahabharata, as heard and seen by Sanjaya through the gift of clairvoyance he gets, as he informs Dhritarashtra, the blind king about the happenings on the battle field. This conversation between Dhritarashtra and Sanjaya was described to Arjuna's great grandson - Emperor Janamejaya by Vaisampayana Muni and the Bhagavad Geeta we study today is in this form.

In this very first verse, Dhritarashtra asks Sanjaya to tell him what is happening between his sons and the Pandavas who have gathered in Kurukshetra, the holy land of righteousness. By the way King Dhritarashtra addresses his sons as 'mamakah' (implying My Own Sons) and Pandu's sons as Pandavas, it shows that he does not treat the Five as his own. The elephant in the room however, is how the location of the battle field will influence the two sides. Would it's quality of righteousness compel the righteous Pandavas to give up the kingdom and go back to the forest or would it make the Kauravas realize their fraudulent behaviors and make peace with the Pandavas avoiding the bloodshed for a wrong cause.

My understanding here is that there is both good and bad in a person. And there is always a fight amongst the two. It's somehow easier to support the bad in us, knowing the good side is where one should be. But all the other wordly entities brainwash us otherwise. Circumstances is the battle field. How the entities around us influence us also matters.

Call me right, call me wrong,
But i hope you always sing a happy song.
No don't address me outside,
For i am deep within, come confide!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

When sad, even tears leave you!

 Crude diamonds spotted,
Polished them with all my might.
Knowing throughout, that all my toil,
Reaped by someone, but me!

The moment i owned you,
Was the moment you weren't mine anymore!
I rather see you in soft hands,
A sophisticated neck or two.

Yes i loved, yes i laughed,
Yes you believed, yes you loved me back.
But then you left, and you forgot,
But i smiled, and for you i prayed.

Heart, the owner of my eyes,
Said a different story with my tears.
Confused, whether happy or sad,
But drop by drop, they left too!

After reading this poem, if you thought this was just another sad love poem, read again... think again!

Hint - Ask yourself what is love? And don't settle for the cliche.