An effort to Rediscover myself

Recently I caught up with this video linked above from one of my friend’s Facebook timeline which really made me think and thought would write a blog post on the same. We never know when the disaster strikes in our lives just like Shanky in the video. When I revert back my chapters of life in last some years , I am sure I missed lot of things in my life and I think its really the time that I change myself and try to rediscover my world. I have wasted so much time spending on useless things in my life like spending more time on social media, trying to be friends with Virtual folks than real. Disconnected with family in while concentrating more on Work along with social media, blogs, meetups, tweetups etc., and not even spending some quality time with Family and Kid. Not even focusing on my personal health, eating whatever I get, putting on weight, no exercise whatsoever.

Well, that’s the story of many people in IT and other fields I suppose. But there is always a chance to change yourselves. There are some list of things which I would like to rediscover myself and I hope I’ll be successful in that in coming years. They are not some rocket science, but very simple things which might make me happy as well as my family.

  • 1. First and foremost, play a lot with my only Son, spend more time with him. First learn myself and teach good things about life to him.
  • 2. Spend more time with Family, go out regularly with them, have fun every weekends etc.,
  • 3. Re-Join the Gym, start working out on my physique and be fit.
  • 4. I was a hard-core biker once before marriage, use to ride a lot on long distance travels, missing all those action post marriage and Kid. Definitely should start going for long rides, if not very long , at least some short distances like 50-100 kilometer rides outside the city and break the shackles of the city world.
  • 5. Learn new stuff which will help me grow professionally and be a competitive person in my professional life which will directly impact and help in the improvement of life style.

I can keep on going.. But at least these are the top priority ones for me at this point of time. This list will keep on growing as and when I achieve them. Hope with the support of my friends and family I would be able to achieve them ASAP.

Well, Kudos to this video from eBay which made me rethink and motivated me to rediscover my life. You can follow them on their social networks (Facebook and Twitter ) too where they have shared some useful stuff too time to time.

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A Visit To 3Monkeys BrewPub

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I got an opportunity to visit 3Monkeys Brewpub during the bloggers meet happened there and here is the post to share my experiences during my visit there

3Monkeys Brewpub is a new bar which opened recently in March 2014 at Gopalan Signature Mall on Old Madras Road (Opp. to RMZ Infinitity campus) . As the name suggests this place has  a brand new Microbrewery which serves best beer freshly brewed . Currently they serve 4 kinds of fresh beers which are 3 Monkeys Signature Wheat IPA,3 Monkeys Pale Lager,3 Monkeys Red ALE and 3 Monkeys Wheat Beer. They are planning to introduce couple more types very soon.

3 Monkeys Signature Wheat IPA: The Signature Wheat India Pale Ale (IPA) is an exclusive array of handcrafted beers, whose dominant aroma comes from the speciality hops added during the brewing process. This goes well with fried food, Indian curries, grilled meat and chocolate desserts.

3 Monkeys Pale Lager: This one is smooth and easy dringking with a clear pale yello colour. Low in hops as well as carbohydrates and calories, the pale lager is inspired by the mexican Lager. This goes well with all varieties of food, especially with Pizzas and Lebanes Platter.

3 Monkeys Red ALE: This Red ALE is inspired by the malty rich ales found in the Americas. 3 Monkeys Read Ale balances a mixture of tasted malt flavours with light caramel sweetness and soft furity aroma. This pairs well with spicy cuisine in chicken or seafood.

3 Monkeys Wheat Beer: This one is a thirst quenching, easy drinking medium bodied beer, that is refreshing and ideal on a hot summer day. This goes excellent with Pizzas and Indian Tandoor.

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 Ambiance: This place is would be one of the happening place in near future. The Ambiance is just great, not only that its spaced in 13000 sq. ft and has one of the longest bar in the city with 140 ft. The microbrewery is situated right in the center of the bar surrounded by nice seating and also they have two sections made there. One side for party goers who can drink, chill out with friends and other side there is a space for corporate meets, dinner , buffet etc., There are many private dining area too where a small team of people can sit and chill out, have their foot while watching the favorite shows, Cricket, sports etc., in an exclusive TV Sets housed inside those private section.

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Food: Starters which served was really tasty and good especially Beer Battered Onion Rings, they use one of the their fresh brews. Cashew spice chicken and Panner Chilly was really good too. In the main course, Biriyani served was like Authentic Andhra Style Biriyani, I say this because the restaurant owner hails from Andhra Pradesh and you just can’t deny the fact how tasty Andhra Style Biriyani’s are.  They have buffet too which is reasonably priced and best suited for team lunch, birthday parties etc.,

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Staff:  Staff are courteous enough and they are always available to serve you. No complaints about anything. They are pretty well behaved and professional.

Music: One of the best in this bar is music. They have housed entire pub with Bose sound system and they have an amazing DJ console above 15 feet from ground and has enough free space for dancing and chilling out . Music played is mix of bollywood and hollywood. One can go crazy over the music and drinks at this place.

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Verdict: Overall this place is an awesome happening place and right now this is bit far from city center, this is less crowded and also since its newly started, many people are not aware of this place. But, I think eventually people will start thronging the place and would be most happening place in near future.

Do check out some more pictures taken at the venue below.

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Rating:  I would easily give 4 out of 5 to this place for Amazing Ambiance, excellent food, foot tapping music, and freshly brewed beer.

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A Visit To 153 Biere Street

Some of the Foodies and Bloggers from Bangalore got an opportunity to visit the The Biere Club’s new 153, Biere Street in WhiteField area.

153 Biere Street, abounds in a lovely and quaint, old European town setting. The place takes you back to the cobblestoned streets of Europe with its vividly colored pastry shops and cafe restaurants as well as little town square filled with chatter and mirth. The ambience is relaxed and leisuresly with a hint of old time magic and simple celebration in the air.

The Venu houses a microbrewery, restaurant, bake house and retail stores all under one roof. Its also has a patio and a little terrace as weel as a square that serves as a theatre/performance area or space for flea markets, event nights and community activities.

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The Start Up Diaries

The Startup Diaries Book Launched

Gagan Jain and Neeti Jain, authors cum entrepreneurs, launched their first book, The Start up Diaries”, a collection of real stories on ordinary entrepreneurs with extraordinary journey, on 25th September 2013 at Oxford Bookstore in Bangalore. The book was unveiled by Phanindra Sama, CEO, Redbus.in, one of the entrepreneurs featured in ‘The Start up Diaries’. The other entrepreneurs present at the event were Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, One97; Abhinav Sinha, Founder, EKO and Ajit Andhare, Founder Colosceum Media, who are featured in the book as well. The book also features Yo! China and The Loot Store.  Many bloggers were invited to the launch event and it was pretty much interactive with the Authors and Entrepreneurs. It definitely gave some hopes for the budding entrepreneurs who attended the event.  The top people who were on dais were an ordinary people like you and me who has achieved their dreams through the passion and dedication towards their ideas and dreams.  I can’t wait to read the book completely.

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From left  to right: Ajit Andhare, Founder Colosceum Media, Neeti Jain, co-author of the book, Gagan Jain, co-author of the book, Phanindra Sama, CEO of Redbus.in, Abhinav Sinha, Founder of EKO

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Interactive session with Bloggers

‘The Start up Diaries’ is a collection of the real life experiences of six of the most successful entrepreneurs operating in India.  The journeys of these entrepreneurs have been realistically laid down in the book, where the author-couple believes ’The Start up Diaries’ will influence the thoughts of budding entrepreneurs and aspirants. Each chapter is dedicated to one entrepreneur, capturing every incident of his journey to success, including his motivating, hilarious and thought provoking moments.

Unveiling the book, Phanindra Sama, CEO, Redbus.in said, “’Start up Diaries’ is the story of aspiring entrepreneurs who believed in their dreams and pursued them against all odds to give birth to innovative ventures. The realistic picture it has drawn on the journeys of each entrepreneur can educate and inspire readers. I appreciate the effort put by the Jains for the approach they have taken in conveying the message across in an effort to motivate young talent to believe ‘Entrepreneurship’ can be a great career option.”

It is evident that countries that do not support entrepreneurship have slower growth rates.  India, if it needs to grow at a faster pace should give rise to more entrepreneurs.  A changed-mindset to that of risk-taking should be adopted along with the acquisition of required skill sets in their areas of expertise.

Gagan Jain, Author cum Entrepreneur, commented, “Entrepreneurship is celebrated in India today and the country is slowly emerging as a ‘hub’ for entrepreneurs.   People dream of owning a company and establishing themselves, but many are unaware of the struggle and challenges they could possibly encounter on the journey. ‘The Start up Diaries’  aims to educate readers, revealing the true experiences of six successful start-ups highlighting the hurdles faced and how they overcame them to achieve their dreams.”

Neeti Jain, Co-author, adds, “It was truly an eye-opener for us, when we started to interview the entrepreneurs and listened to their struggles, which otherwise would have been unknown.  We are grateful to them as they took time off their busy schedules to narrate their success stories, challenging times and the solutions they implemented.  We hope ‘Start-up Diaries’ will become a motivation and a ready reference guide for young aspirants.”

The book is available on facebook store, e-commerce sites and at all the leading book stores priced at Rs. 249/-.

Honda Amaze’d

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Honda Car India, for the first time organized an event where they called in Car enthusiasts, bloggers from Bangalore to experience their new car on the block ‘Honda Amaze’ on 3rd August 2013. Event was well organized and the Product managers and management team explained the History of Honda Cars briefly and the in-depth details of their latest Honda Amaze to the bloggers and Car enthusiasts in the event via their presentations and some of the Amazing videos.  The event was all about the hanging out with Honda and experience an Amazing drive on Honda Amaze, so without much theoretical session, we are allowed to try out the demo cars which included both Petrol and diesel version.  I am not going into the details of specifications and detailed features of the car, you can check out in details here. But, definitely would love to post some of the pictures which taken during the amazing drive we went.  Check them out below.

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That’s the one which we test drove

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Awesome Eye

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The beautiful Stretch between Whitefield and Narasapura

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Amaze on Amazing Roads

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Beautiful Back

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That’s me with Amazing Amaze

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That’s my friends Senthil and Nirav who were with me in Amaze

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Bloggers and Car Enthusiasts chit-chat at Coffee Day, Narasapura

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Panaromic shot of all the bloggers in the picture

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Ample leg space

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Dashboard of Amaze

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Speedo

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Check out the boot space

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Amaze’d Totally

Once we all are returned from the test drive, there was an interaction session between bloggers and the management which was really good and they were patient enough to answer all the questions and doubt which the guys had and also they noted down the suggestions and improvements also which were given by the bloggers.

About the car, I totally enjoyed the drive with couple other guys and the car looks premium and makes heads turn towards it. Comes in 6 Amazing colours, all are good looking compared to one another. The one best thing I liked in the car is the comfort and the leg space inside the cabin. That’s really helpful for the long stretches. Its a perfect car for family as well as for youngsters.

Overall, the event was Amazing as Amazing as Honda Amaze and I look forward to attend more such events. Thanks to Honda Cars India and BloggersMind for inviting me to the event.