Thursday, April 16, 2015

Asus Zenfone 2

Invention is all about going ahead and getting better and not about old and its memory.

Last week I was sitting in front of my pc wondering if I would ever find a good phone with world -class features and the one that fits my budget. Phones that I like are so expensive, that I could easily buy a nice two door fridge or a microwave or even a decent two wheeler.

I had lost all hope of ever finding the perfect phone. Like always, I went to my tech-guru - a blogger and ranted my worries. All he said was "Sweetheart, all your wishes will be answered soon."

"Yeah, how soon?" I knew he was just pulling my leg. My perfect phone was almost impossible to find.

"23rd of April, my dear " and he smiled. I hate him when he tries to act so dramatic and one look at me he knew what I was thinking. Immediately he cleared his throat and said "Asus is coming up with a new phone... Asus Zenfone 2."

Okay, let me confess I am not much into gadgets or phones. Though I am the kind who feels a person is as smart as his phone so smarter the phone the better. Though just not to sound too ignorant I went home and started searching all I could find about Asus Zenfone 2. The more I read about it the more determined I became... I knew this phone is all I want.

It has all maybe even more compared to what A-listers phones are offering. My favourite things about the phone

·       Stylish outfit  
It has an extremely sleek and beautiful body. The ZenFone 2 colour portfolio includes Osmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red and Ceramic White.

·       Superb display
The ASUS Zenfone 2 flaunts a 5.5-inch IPS full HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels, 403ppi pixel density) multitouch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.0 protection, and ultra slim lateral bezels.

·       Powerful configuration
The smartphone features a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 chipset bearing a 2.3GHz quad-core processor. Together with 4GB DDR3 RAM and Power G6430, it handles highly demanding applications with utmost ease. It runs on the latest Android v5.0 Lollipop OS with ASUS ZenUI on the top.

·       Quality cameras
Phone is as good as its Camera. This proves how good this phone is .Asus Zenfone 2 has 13MP autofocus rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, panorama, dual-tone flash, HDR, geo-tagging, face detection and touch focus. It can shoot 1,080p videos at 30fps and is accompanied by a 5MP front snapper. What more could you ask?

My phone buzzed and it was my tech guru. “Hey I just found good deal in IPhone 5s, interested?”

“Nah, I think I am going to wait for Asus Zenfone 2.” I could hear him smiling.

“I got the latest One Republic album. Do you want?” He asked.

“Nah yaar, I am running short of space.” I said.

“Do you know Asus Zenfone 2 has  ...” before he could complete his sentence I said “64 gb internal memory? I know.”

“Somebody’s done her homework. Cool, got to go running out of battery got to put my phone on charge. Don’t know how long it would take.” He grimaced.

“How about you too buy that phone? I heard it has a good battery life.

“Who said I wasn’t?” he smiled and he left in his signature dramatic style.

For more info about the phone visit

Monday, April 06, 2015

Story of Tublu

About the author:

Jahid Akhtar is a software developer by profession. He was born and brought up in Assam and resides in Bangalore with his wife Anjali and their little daughter, Jia. Jahid enjoys writing about some unforgettable moments, in his blog titled Flashbacks.

About the story:

      Devastated by floods, Bipin and his little boy Tublu move to a faraway land, where they meet the Sharmas. This marks the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between Bipin and the Sharmas and the growing friendship of their children Tublu and Maina. The book captures the journey of this friendship through childhood to adolescence and into adulthood. From some interesting school and college humour, the story progresses on and develops into a mature narrative. As years pass, Tublu's plain and silent crush on Maina develops into deep love and longing which bears the potential to conquer all of life's challenges. The story has its share of drama, that entertains, humour that makes one reminisce, love, friendship and emotions that define the amazing journey that is, life.

Book Details:

Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: LiFi Publications Private Limited (2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9382536752
ISBN-13: 978-9382536758
Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 1.8 cm

Book Review:

  Let me start by saying please don't read the forward it's a dead giveaway.

Characters: It's a sweet story, with really lovable characters.... characters that anybody can identify with. It's a story of Tublu aka Tanmay Bora (protagonist) and Maina aka Sujata Sharma (who he secretly loves). My favourite is Shilpa, she is fun and absolutely awesome. Though I wish the author dwelled a little more on Tublu's character.

Story:  Thanks to the forward nothing came as a surprise. Initial chapters are slow paced and sad. You might even get tempted to leave the book mid-way. But slowly the story starts picking up. Hostel sequences were my favourite part. It's a good story, I wouldn't call it extraordinary. So if you read this book, just read it because you want a good time-pass, don't expect too much.

Language: The language used in the story is nice and simple (thankfully) I didn't feel the need to run for a dictionary every now and then. But in some places it did look a little too simplistic which did mar a smooth read.

My Verdict:  All in all it's nice light read, the kind you would like to read in a journey. I give this story