One of the best Indibloggers meet- #flipkartoutdoors.

Gadgets, bloggers and more...

What's more fun than a bunch of bloggers and trendy gadgets being outdoors?
This indiblogger meet on Feb 20 2016 at the Mango mist resorts made up to being one of the best meets I feel. Their arrangements were awesome like always. This being the first meet of the year, I was sure to attend this.
Most of the bloggers reached the pick up point on time to avail the bus facility. It was fun to see the bloggers with full energy & excitement, ready to have a blast. Its pretty interesting to know the faces behind the beautiful blogs we come across each day.
We were now heading towards the resort. The journey was awesome with introductions & chats with the fellow bloggers. Snacks in the bus and a wonderful breakfast spread, soon after we reached the resort, & awesome lunch, played their roles in keep us up energetic throughout the way.
Our day began with a brief introduction of the full day activities by the indiblogger team, the indi-style warm-up, and a sneakpeak of gadgets.

The brands with us that day were :
  • Coleman
  • Polaroid lens
  • Samsung gear
  • Sony actionCam
  • Altec lansing
  • Redchief shoes
  • Garmin
We were allowed to personally use this gadgets full day to enhance our experiences with them.
Each brand gave a intro of their products and also showed us how to handle them before handing over to us. The products include proper accessories that we can use in our outdoor activities to enchance our experiences and add value.

Let me take you to the brands tour we had along with us that day.

Coleman -
Coleman had all the products needed for outdoor activities. It works with the motto to make your outdoor experiences more comfortable, exciting & fun-filled.
It had different products ranging from tents, folding chairs, water & food carriers, sleeping bags, bottles, compass & also a portable potty seat. 

Polaroid -
Polaroid cube is one of the gadgets I would always prefer to carry outdoors to capture those awesome moments. Its small in size, very light in weight, and also easy to use. Hence making it easier to be carried anywhere. It records full HD videos and supports micro SD slot upto 32GB. It also comes with a waterproof case, monkey stand, tripod mount, helmet mount, bicycle mount or even a strap mount. It also has a magnetic feature so that you can mount it on the top of your car. 
I had captured the under-water movements of the fishes while enjoying the fish spa in the resort. But very sadly, I don't have that video with me currently to upload here.
Polaroid snap too was on display. I loved the way it immediately gives you the print copy of the snap taken. Their next version being released in a few days would be more interesting as it allows you to take multiple snaps.

Samsung Gear -
Samsung had the smart watches. These are the best android wears for techies, fitness addicts or even outdoorsies. They are wifi enabled and has impressive touch screen with superb phone sync. It can record your calories and other parameters. They are beautiful with  good color display and also battery which lasts for 48 hours.

Sony -
Sony actionCam is supposed to be the next generation of DSLRs. They can be used for all types of shooting including the wildlife and under-waters. They are much easier to carry than our current DSLRs. They are even feasible with all types of lens.

Altac Lansing -
This is what all of us would definitely love. The bluetooth speakers, various headphones and water-proof earphones are sure to amaze you. They even have a great battery backup and are reasonably priced.

Redchief -
I think this is the first brand which I have heard of to make the bio-degradable shoes. This brand has shoes best fit for any outdoor activity. The designs are more on a casual note & they mainly have collection for men.

Garmin -
It provides the best bands for all fitness freaks to record their activities. It is GPS enabled so I felt a little difficulty in monitoring my activities when the GPS signal would go down.

Getting back to our experience, the resort had numerous activities like rock climbing, land zorbing, fish spa, paint ball, mango shooting, archery, bamboo walking, burma bridge etc. The food was decent but with multiple options. The mocktails were superb though. All the activities kept us busy all day long. 
Mango mist resort is a good place for a change. Nice ambience, well managed, decent food, loads of activities and variety of accomodations.
The day ended with prizes being given by the indiblogger team for the best tweets , fastest rock climbers and also the winning teams of the paint ball. Although I couldn't manage to get even a single  prize :(  but I really had a very good day. It was indeed a fun-filled experience.
A heartiest thanks to the Indiblogger team, flipkart and mango mist resort for making this a great day. Also a big thanks to all my fellow bloggers that day for making each moment cherishable.
Looking forward to more such amazing events and a blasting day with new friends in each meet.

Burma Bridge

Made for "Dish of the day" by Fortune foods

I made for "Dish of the day" by Fortune foods.

Fortune Foods was running a month long "Ricefully Yours" campaign on the most famous social networking site - Facebook. This campaign required all the contestants to submit wonderful rice recipes made by them either on daily basis or festives.
The recipe were being judged by Chef Pranav Joshi.
I made a couple of entries and was lucky enough to get my recipe of "sigdi smoked rice" selected as the "dish of the day".
For the same, I was awarded with a gift hamper from fortune foods which included a certificate of deliciousness and few samples of basmati rice by them.

Winner of the Master Dish Competition By Empire Group Of Hotels, Bangalore

I am a proud winner of the Master Dish Competition by Empire Group of Hotels, Bangalore.

One day I had my husband's colleagues for lunch at my place. They loved the food made by me. So, one of them insists me to participate in the competition being held in Empire Hotel. This is how I got to know about the master dish competition being conducted by Empire Hotel. 
I was very much interested to participate. The contest required only Non-Vegetarian Indian dishes. Thus, I submitted 8 dishes. After a long months wait, the results were finally declared and to my utmost surprise, my 5 recipes were selected for the semi-finals. Aawww!! It was a moment of pride for me. 
I was called for a live cooking demo at one of their branches. I started feeling a little nervous after seeing other contestants. The dishes made by all contestants were judged by the jury and I was lucky enough to have my 2 recipes selected for the top 5 dishes.
All of us were gifted with a non-stick cookware set and few vouchers.
The winning dishes were added in their menu and revenues of the same being shared.
It was indeed a great experience, being a part of all this.
Mine winning recipes were Makhani Chatpata Chicken and Chicken Kofta Curry.

Sanjeev Kapoor's Dessert Carnival

I was declared finalist in the Sanjeev Kapoor's Dessert Carnival powered by Sugar Free Natura.

My recipe of Chocolate Spring Rolls was among the top 3 finalists in the dessert carnival by Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. 
The contest was online on Facebook. It was a glad moment for me to see my name reflecting in the finalists. The contest called for all sweet dishes. I was attracted as I have a great sweet appetite. There was no limit to the entries to be submitted, so, I made a couple of entries of all my favorite dishes. Luckily, this recipe got the stars it deserves.
The recipe is mentioned on the blog. Please visit Chocolate Spring Rolls. Its a damn easy recipe, yet very yummy and innovative. Do try and drop your feedback. Would definitely love all your comments.