Father’s Day made special with SurpiseSomeone.in

Father’s day has always been a very special day, but this year it was made much more special with the help of Surprise Someone. Surprise Someone is an interesting site, which helps you add value to your usual style of gifting, and also offers some amazing gifting ideas.

My first pick from the site was a very very interesting DIY Surprise Box. Me and my son has already bought a few gifts for my father, but this box made us present those gifts to him in a completely innovative and creative manner, which made the entire experience much more special. My father enjoyed receiving it as much as we enjoyed creating it for him.

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The box comes with certain decorative materials like ribbons, motifs, cut outs etc. with essentials like glue stick, tape and scissors, and then all you need to do is let your creative horses run wild and make the box as interesting as you want.

We also picked up an interesting hand made photo frame from the site, which was covered in cloth material. It added a lot to that personal touch we wanted while giving the gift.

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We also found very bright and vibrant hand made paper bags and guess they completed our presentation of gift in a very nice way.

Its an amazing amazing site and I am sure you gonna love their products, I am not going to stop my shopping with just this, I love making people around me feel special and surprise them and with Surprise Someone, Its gonna be a lot more easy and a lot more fun.

I am really glad to have discovered this site, as it made our father’s day very special and full of surprise elements.

Keep watching this space for more interesting stuff coming your way and don’t forget to subscribe and share !

Water Leakage in Monsoons can be a concern for HEALTH..! Read here for solutions

Damp walls, leaking roofs, all signs of approaching monsoons but wait, do you think that these things are harmful just for your home in terms of interiors? No. Leakages and damp walls are harmful for our health as well. We are normally ignorant about the health hazards caused by these leaking issues and sometimes realize when it’s too late.
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You may be tempted to put such issues on the back burner and not be really eager to get rid of them, but there is more than one reason to treat it with urgency. Besides the damage that leakage causes to roofs or walls, one of the most hazardous effects of dampness is growth of moulds/fungus and mildew.
Mould can spread throughout the home’s structure where it can spread on to the carpets, furniture and even clothing.

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The most common type of mould is the black mould, though this one being toxic is rare but even the non-toxic one attacks wood framing, ceiling tiles, walls and floorings. It is quite cumbersome to get rid of black mould and is rather costly.

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Lest we realize that these moulds can lead to severe health issues. The term mould is used for a group of fungi that grow on wet materials. Different mould species adapt to different moisture conditions and can be of different colours.

Researches have shown that moulds have been associated with respiratory issues the most. People with respiratory symptoms like asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rhino sinusitis, bronchitis, and respiratory infections are highly prone to develop even severe issues with prolonged exposure to dampness.

Dampness also gives rise to breeding of mosquitoes and other insects, which again proves to be harmful for the health. Apart from diseases like malaria, and dengue that result from mosquito bites, insects like mosquitoes and flies are generally responsible for contamination of water and food, which then lead to gastrointestinal diseases.

Now let’s understand how can we control this damage and what can be done to prevent the hazards all together.

Check for leakages

-When it comes to walls and ceilings, one must look out for wall discoloration or paint and wallpaper peeling off the walls.

-The flooring tiles can also have water seepage or dampness especially if the home is situated at ground level.

-Bathrooms could also be affected from too much condensation due to showering, bathing and the use of hot water. Condensation in bathrooms often leads to a rapid and unhealthy spread of black mould and other fungi.

Some tips to avoid leakages in monsoons

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Fixing it

Water seepage does not have to be a universal phenomenon; it is easily preventable and remedied. The important thing is to know what products to use, and get the right professional advice on dealing with water leakage and preventing it in the future. Employing trained labor is also an essential factor to keeping seepage issues at bay. It is for this very purpose that companies like Dr. Fixit provide a team of dedicated technical experts for site inspection and timely solution with recommendation reports.

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Dr Fixit has also trained applicators who are ambassadors for good waterproofing workmanship. Get the best possible solutions for your seepages issues; the benefits far outweigh the costs – both in terms of money and health.

 

Mind Blowing Interior Solutions from REHAU…!

 
REHAU, a brand that is known for producing premium products, recently inaugurated a new showroom in Delhi. One step in the REHAU showroom and you know what interior solutions you want your dream home to have. For a company that designs and manufacturers bumpers for Audi and Mercedes, luxury and class are synonyms, and when such a company forays into interior solutions one can expect nothing but the best.
I recently visited their newly opened showroom in Kirti Nagar, and one look at the place and I was in awe of it.
With a guided tour of the place I was shown around and explained in detail about each and every product provided by REHAU. It was one of the most interesting ways of engaging with a customer I have ever come across. Normally what we see is, that when we enter a showroom, we are only told about the things we are interested in, but here the fun part was seeing and knowing about everything that not only makes it insightful but also increases the trust in the capabilities of the company. Also each section was lead by a specialized team representative. I was first introduced to the section that dealt mostly with kitchen solutions, but the products can also be used in bathrooms, office cabinets, retail showrooms etc. This range included edge bands, laminates with a look of glass, shutters and plinth systems. Edge bands, now I never thought that edge bands could also look so cool and enhance the entire appearance of our drawers or shelves. The range of colours is so vast and vibrant that it will leave you confused which one to go for and also they come in different sizes to suit your needs.
 
Coming to their acrylic laminates, goodness, one cannot make the difference whether it’s a laminate or a glass, it’s just the ideal kind of finish you would want for your kitchen. The colours are fantastic and the metallic range has a real classy appeal about it, it will help giving your kitchen that premium and rich look. I have already chosen the colour I want to go ahead with. 
 
 
The most exciting thing I saw in the showroom was the shutter solutions, now these have a long way to go in the field of both home and retail interiors. I am totally in love with them. They look so cool and happening, so convenient and interesting. They just change the complete appearance of your kitchen shelves. I liked both the metallic and glass finish shutters but definitely the ones with glass finish had more chic appeal. I personally found the hand sensor based which opens with a touch of a hand and closes with a gentle touch of a hand, just amazing. I am dying to use it for a bar at my home. How cool it would be if I have this shutter on my bar and utter a cool ”khul ja sim sim” and the shutter beautifully goes up and opens, I am sure my guests will have loads of fun watching it and be a little jealous too J. Oh boy, what an amazing moment it would be, I so look forward to do it sometime soon. 
 
The other amazing section that caught my attention was their window solutions, I mean you just have to visit their showroom, see it for yourself to believe it. It’s just mind-blowing. The ease of cleaning, the safety, adequate lighting, adequate ventilation, everything has been kept in mind in designing each and every window at REHAU and you just fall in love with them, at least I did. 
 
 
And not just the elements of beautifying the house or office or retail spaces, REHAU also boasts of some technologically advanced infrastructure features like rain water harvesting, controlling the inside vs outside temperatures through their windows and doors, and also the noise controls, they even have some amazing technology which keeps the temperature of the buildings in control. I was simply amazed by their sheer quality, technology advancement and interior and construction solutions. 
 
 
Its definitely a place worth visit if you are planning a make over for your home, or even if you aren’t, drop in at REHAU and you will be compelled to make some changes for sureJ. Watch out this space for, as I would be detailing out a few things in a couple of blog posts to follow.

Maui Jim Presents ‘Castles’, a Refined Aviator with a Retro Touch

‘Castles’ is a sophisticated addition to Maui Jim’s growing family of aviators and is inspired by the classic aviator style that comes with a full rim frame and a double bridge.
This refined aviator style features classic design constructed with a monel metal and nickel silver frame with SuperThin Glass lenses, and is a great choice for consumers demanding a durable, comfortable, high-performing sunglass. Monel has a copper and nickel base, and is corrosion resistant, strong, and easily adjusted. It retains its stability and shape for a long period of time.

Castles also features adjustable rubber nose pads providing wearers with additional stability during any activity. Its classic aviator shape best complements oval or oblong face shapes. In addition if you have a slightly long nose, this pair of sunglasses will appear to be custom made for you.
Castles style works well for people who like to present classic and sporty appearances and goes with a wide variety of styles choices from everyday casual to fashion forward. It fits in as well with your daily driving and walking routine as it does with a sunny hip outing.
The aviator is one of the world’s most widely used and loved styles, appreciated by men and women who like to keep it elegant yet simple. Castles offers a fresh new take on the aviator design with a fusion of contemporary and classic style.
The modern updated aviator is a superior choice for wind, sun, glare and UV protection as it covers the complete periphery of the eye.
“Aviators have always been one of the most loved sunglass designs for their versatility and elegance. They offer a unique combination of sophistication with style. No wonder, there is a dedicated fan following for aviators which laps up any new style on the market shelves. With Castles we offer something new and unique to the dedicated aviator lover. Castles is a highly refined and sophisticated design that perpetuates a contemporary feel while retaining the classic touch of the retro aviator. We are sure customers will love this pair,” says Mr. I Rahumathullah, Managing Director, Maui Jim India.
Castles is available in three interesting color combinations, in both matte and high-gloss finish: Matte black frame with neutral grey lens; matte chocolate frame with HCL Bronze; and satin dark gunmetal frame with Maui Rose lens.


Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2® lenses wipe out 99.9 percent of glare, manage 95 percent of HEV and block 100 percent of harmful UV while boosting color to unmatched levels. Maui Jim’s optically correct, distortion-free lenses feature patented lens treatments or rare earth elements. So instead of dimming the light, color and clarity are enhanced using natural light. All Maui Jim sunglasses have been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.
Proper UV protection is critical, as ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer. About 86 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

Fit: (eye) 61, (bridge) 16, (temple) 140, 8-base curve

Summer Collection by Le Creuset

Le Creuset’s new summer collection is full of colours and luminous hues that would brighten up your Kitchen in a heartbeat. Inspired by sweet spring bouquets, this collection brings the warmth of summer sunshine to your kitchen and the beauty of nature into your home.



 This new collection from Le Creuset feels modern, yet evokes images of a breezy French seaside way of life. True kitchen essentials, these Cast Iron products are not only perfect for making casseroles, stews and one pot roasts, but is versatile enough for baking cakes and bread. Cast Iron cookware also works efficiently at low to medium cooking temperatures and retains heat effectively, ensuring food stays warm for longer. The unique enamel finish is not only durable and easy to clean, but also looks beautiful when presented at the table. 

Our Cast Iron Casseroles are suitable for all hob types (including ceramic, halogen, induction, gas and oil or wood) and are protected by a Lifetime Guarantee for total peace of mind.

The Stoneware products from Le Creuset are original in designs and have been handcrafted making each piece unique.It is safe for use in the microwave, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and broiler.The enameled surface is easy to clean and scratch-resistant. The enamel is completely hygienic and will not absorb odors or flavors. Le Creuset Stoneware is extremely strong and durable, and resists staining, chipping and cracking.


About Le Creuset
Le Creuset is recognised the world over for market-leading, premium quality ranges of enamelled cast iron cookware, multi-ply stainless steel, toughened non-stick, stoneware and ceramics, along with its outstanding range of wine accessories.
Established in 1925, Le Creuset has been making world-class cookware for almost 100 years, innovation remains at the forefront of Le Creuset’s success. Used by leading chefs and keen cooks around the globe, Le Creuset cookware offers outstanding performance time after time.
Available in Stores:
  
New Delhi
DLF Promenade (Vasant Kunj) 
Ambience Mall (Gurgaon) and 
Select City Walk (Saket)
Mumbai
 Infiniti Mall (Malad)
Email: info.in@lecreuset.com

Gadre Marine Showcases Sea Food Range @Cafe Public Connection

Gadre Marine hosted an evening especially for foodies at the Cafe Public Connection in Connaught Place. The highlight of the evening were the dishes prepared using Gadre Marine’s range of sea-food products.
Chef Chauhan at +Cafe Public Connection had prepared some unique dishes for enhancing the taste of Gadre Products.
To start with there was a crab stick cold soup, prepared using coconut milk. It had a very subtle and different kind of taste, though I am not a coconut person, but still the taste of the soup was something I relished.

It came garnished with crab sticks that are the most popular speciality of Gadre. These carb sticks are not made using crab meat, but with fish. It helps reaching out to those who have allergy to carb meat or find it too expensive, so the solutions comes from Gadre by giving you the experience of similarity in taste, which is less expensive and made of fish.



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Next was some crab stick salad, healthy and tasty are the two words I could use, to describe this dish.

Then there were lobster bites and they were the best I have eaten. Crispy on the outside, and soft inside.


Butter Garlic Crab Sticks were another hit amongst those present, they were very juicy and tender.


Spicy Masala Prawns went to become my favorite food from the evening. They were super delicious.


There was some chicken tikka also from Cafe Public Connection’s side for those who didn’t like much of sea-food.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Cafe Public Connection and the yummy dishes prepared using Gadre Premium Sea Food Products.
I also happened to meet the Brand Manager of Gadre Products, Ms. Sneha Sharma and It was such a pleasure meeting her. She went on to explain all the minutest details about the product and its quality that I now believe in the products even more.

I am gonna buy my choice of these sea-food products and enjoy eating them at home as well. The products are available at a wide range of stores and in raw, ready to cook and marinated variations. Grab your packs now…!!

Da Milano Launches Spring Summer Collection Called ‘Wooba’

Da Milano, the very popular premium brand into bags, shoes and accessories, launched its latest collection Wooba.
The showcasing event took place at their Select CityWalk outlet.

Just as its name, Wooba represents youthfulness and focuses on youth as their main TG. Till now Da Milano, has been more of a choice of women above 30 years as the range was more classy and sophisticated, but with Wooba, its different. Wooba collection showcased boldness and quirky colours and styles to choose from. Also the price range for Wooba has been developed keeping in mind the youth, the pricing for bags starts from about 10000 INR onwards which makes it very affordable as compared to their main range.










There was also a fun selfie contest for the bloggers, and it was so much fun posing with these vibrant bags and accessories.






Boys and Men needn’t worry, as they offer some new styles and colours especially in laptop bags for males as well. There are really cool design options to choose from.




It was a fun filled afternoon and I look forward to more designs that Da Milano would be adding to the Wooba collection. And now all you girls and boys, men and women know where to head for your next purchase…!!

High on style & design, Videocon Mobile Phones to add a wow factor to affordable smart devices

The company launches innovatively crafted smartphone Videocon Z45 Dazzle with stunning marble finish at a budget-friendly price of Rs. 4,899/-
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As India is moving forward to become the number one smartphone market in the world; the consumer’s decision is changing the whole mobile phone eco-system. With the brand legacy of Videocon group and it’s in depth consumer understanding, Videocon Mobile Phones has identified style and design as one of the major pull factors to enhance the usage of smartphones by masses. To cater to this huge demand of design-oriented smartphones, the company is coming up with new range of smartphones and has launched Videocon Z45 Dazzle with stunning marble finish. 

The new portfolio of smartphones is high on style and design attuned to new-age consumer needs. The young mobile brand is offering flagship designs at affordable cost to empower the aspiring users with affordable smartphone technology. Designed for aesthetic perfection, Videocon Z45 Dazzle suits well the consumers who demand affordable yet cutting-edge smartphone experience. Packed with Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, the device is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor and 1 GB RAM, enabling the device with fast speed and enduring functioning at a budget-friendly price of Rs. 4,899/-


Key features – Videocon Z45 Dazzle
·     4.5-inch FWVGA IPS Capacitive Touch Screen
·     Android OS –  4.4.2 KitKat
·     1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
·     1GB RAM; 8GB ROM (upto32GB)
·     5MP Auto Focus Rear camera & 2 MP Front Camera
·     1600 mAh battery
·     Video Calling
·     HSPA+ upto 21mbps* download
·     G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor
·     V-Safe & V-Secure apps
Z45 Dazzle features 5MP Auto-focus rear camera to snap pictures and click clear selfies with 2MP front camera. Powered by 1600 mAh battery, the smartphone offers an extended on-the-go connectivity on 3G network and loads of entertainment on 4.5-inch IPS Capacitive Touch Screen to watch video and internet content.
The smartphones supports 8GB (upto 32GB) internal memory and comes with reliable network and utility features including Dual SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, Radio, G-sensor and proximity sensors. The smartphone comes encased in marble finish casings, enabling the consumers to stand out in the crowd.
Priced affordably, the smartphone is currently available in market across all the online and offline stories.
Mr. Jerold Pereira, CEO, Videocon Mobile Phones says,” The newly launched Z45 Dazzle is a perfect combination of innovation and style at an affordable pricing. It is one of the best value for money smartphones to add a style quotient to new-age consumers who are aspiring for design, innovation and technology. We will continue to bring the latest software innovation in Indian market at cost-effective pricing. Our products are manufactured indigenously and the design and technology that we are offering is unmatched at this price range.”
About Videocon Mobile Phones
Part of a billion dollar global conglomerate; Videocon Group commands its name with the trust of its associates, clients and customers and delights them with its innovative products. Videocon Mobile Phones Division steered by ideas, and led by innovation has a wide range of mobile devices from multi-media feature phones to high-end Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Intending to capture the market with a range of contemporary, high-quality, affordable smart devices, Videocon Mobile Phones Division is one of the fastest growing mobile handset companies, with one of the largest service network across the country.

Gadre Marine- India’s Largest Surimi Producer

Founded in 1978 by Mr. Deepak Gadre, Gadre Marine Export was originally a processing and packaging unit of frozen marine products such as shrimps, squids, cuttlefish and other fin-fish. In 1994 however an unprecedented and bold step was taken, India’s first and only Surimi manufacturing plant was set up in Ratnagiri. Gadre Marine since then became the third largest Surimi** manufacturer in the world.

What is Surimi? Surimi (a  Japanese  word ) is an edible paste made from processed fish or other meat. It is used to imitate the texture/color of the meat of lobster, crab etc. The production process includes – Descaling of Fish wherein the fish meat, skin, bones and scales are separated.
In 2004 the company under the leadership of its Managing Director, Mr Arjun Gadre set up a Surimi** value added products plant with a wide product line encompassing surimi value added products, marinated ready to cook fish and cut n cleaned raw fish. Gadre challenges the very roots of Indian culture where fish is always served fresh; their authentic frozen seafood touches the very essence of modern Indians looking for a simpler, healthier and tastier alternative.
Gadre Marine has roped in Vikas Khanna-an award winning Indian chef as their brand ambassador. With this association the brand aims to change the perception about frozen seafood in India and create more awareness about its specialities. Gadre challenges the very roots of Indian culture where fish is always served fresh; their authentic frozen seafood touches the very essence of modern Indians looking for a simpler, healthier and tastier alternative. 

Some of the products retailed and produced by the brand are:
Masala Mackerel – We have delicately flavoured our fish with authentic Konkani masala’s to bring out its richness in every bite, while simultaneously maintaining the nutrition value. This preparation will truly tantalize your palate.

Lobster Bytes – Pamper palates with the memorable taste of these Lobster Bites.  They are prepared with authentic lobster flavor and coated with bread crumbs to create a mouth-watering  experience in every bite!
Masala Prawns– Authentic Konkani Masala combines with our Prawns to create an exceptional flavour. The Freshness crunchiness and the blend of flavourful spices are set to make the eating experience of your customers truly scrumptious.

Amritsari crab claw – Blend of Amritsari Masala  with our  Crab Claw ingredients to create the most exclusive taste; one which is crispy , fresh and spicy. This appetizer is conveniently cooked, is low on cholesterol & high on satisfaction. 


Gadre Marine Pvt Ltd already exports Surimi and other Fish products in large quantities to Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea and Australia. The company presently running 3 plants one in Ratnagiri, another in Chorwad Gujarat and Brahmwar- Karnataka. After successfully exporting abroad, Gadre has now decided to focus on the Indian Market despite the challenges it faces.
 Website –    www.gadre.co.in
 Twitter –     www.Twitter.com/gadreseafood
 

iRevo enhances viewer experience with Netfilx

iRevo Multimedia, founded in Silicon Valley and now firmly focused on the India market released a major software upgrade for its Smart devices with feature enhancements and integral support for Netflix.

Announcing the new update Mr. Dhimant Bhayani, Founder & CEO of iRevo, said, “We released a new updates for iRevo Smart TV box and iRevo Smart PC. With this Over the Air Update release, iRevo users will be able to install the update on a single click. This update release gives users access to several major enhancements and access to additional content. Major takeaway from this update is the support Netflix and Live News channel on Home screen of iRevo Smart TV Box”.



Further elaborating, Mr Dhimant said, “The way this updates works is that for our Smart TV device users, Netflix will appear as one of the tile on its home page and for iRevo Smart PC box users Netflix will appear as a tile under ‘Movies and TV category’. By clicking on the Netflix Tile, user will now be able to launch the Netflix service. The addition of Live News channel brings live broadcast of Door Darshan, India Today, Aaj Tak, TV9 and others. Other major update is the Event and Content Notification dialog box which notifies user of daily major events for entertainment and sports and direct access to related content.”
The iRevo Smart PC; which became #1 Best Seller on Amazon during initial product launch; comes bundled with a wireless keyboard and a mouse, making it easy to interact when TV (CRT or Flat panel) is used as a PC Monitor. iRevo Smart PC is available at a street price of around Rs 6,000/-. iRevo Smart PC runs Microsoft Office Suite enabling consumers to create Word documents, Excel spread sheets and PowerPoint presentations at no additional cost. Furthermore, users can enjoy web browsing, do emails, Skype with family and friends, or play their favourite games from Google PlayStore. iRevo is proud to support Government of India’s #DigitalIndia initiative and comes with several Apps & Services pre-installed.
iRevo Smart TV; connects to your TV (CRT or Flat Panel) and a world of entertainment is brought to your fingertip. It comes with an Air Mouse remote control that makes it super easy to interact with TV interface software to access and view large variety of content. This iRevo Cloud powered device enables consumers to enjoy TV shows and Live News, Music Videos and Youtube or run Apps like DittoTV, ErosNow, HotStar, Hungama, Netflix and SonyLiv. From devotional songs to kids gaming to Skype – iRevo Smart TV has something for everyone in the family to enjoy. iRevo SmartTV model with IR Remote is available at a street price under Rs. 6,000 and with Air Mouse at around Rs. 6,500/-
Both products have received a number of positive reviews and product recommendations by print media, online media, and bloggers since its launch.
All iRevo Smart devices come with 1 Year warranty and telephone and e-mail based support.
 About iRevo Multimedia:
iRevo is founded by an experienced team of Silicon Valley professionals with depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of Consumer, Internet and Device technologies. The team is further strengthened via addition of senior Marketing and Engineering management in India. iRevo is one of a handful of companies that embraced the Cloud based approach (Web Technologies) for TV Everywhere & Smart Devices initiatives, including supporting of mobile devices. We are the inventors of TelePlay screen shifting technology that enables you to browse on your mobile device and play on your TV for multi-screen user experience. The Company is working on a number of initiatives; including TV Everywhere and IoT driven by Cloud managed Smart Devices. For further details visit: http://in.irevomm.com
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