Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ice, Ice Baby meets Thanda Thanda Paani

Every few months our social networking websites do something good and it makes us look at them in a positive light. Recently the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been quite a success. For those who don’t know, this challenge is raising awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and aiming to raise money for its association. Through the challenge, people have to pour ice water on themselves, make a video, post on a social networking site and then challenge three other people. If those people fail to respond within the next 24 hours by doing the same, they have to donate to a charity. In the last 20 days, the association has raised $15.6 million, a little less than ten times the normal amount they've previously raised in the same time period.

Now the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, et al. have already taken up this challenge. The initial reactions to the icy cold water have been really funny in some videos. What if this came to Indian celebs (you know, maybe Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra get tagged by their colleagues ;) )? How will they respond when a bucket-full of ice water is poured over them? Well, here’s a sneak peak, and a light hearted one at that:

Ailaa, it’s cold – God/Sachin Tendulkar

It’s normal, I do this everyday – Sunny Leone

Wow, I mean WOW, so cold – Saif Ali Khan

Jejus, O Jejus - Rakhi Sawant

Thanda tha. Agar Modi ne nahi kiya to hum dharna karenge – Arvind Kejriwal

Mitro, thande din aa gaye, ache bhi aayenge. Vande Mataram. – Narendra Modi

Muaahh - Imran Hashmi

Exotic, oh no, cold – Priyanka Chopra

Cold, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, icy cold – Sonam Kapoor

Ice: Bucket, Bucket: Ice, Ice: Water, Water: Ice, Water: Cold, Cold: Water, Cold: Me, Me: Gutthi

RTI - is it suppose to be this cold? – Rahul Gandhi

If Nation wants to know how it was, they should tune in at 8 – Arnab Goswami

Half Cold – Chetan Bhagat

I have a degree in this  - Smriti Irani

Man, I needed this  –  Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Brrr! How do you think I came up with K K K K K Kiran – Shahrukh Khan

Old, Bold, Sold, Fold, Cold – Navjot Sigh Siddhu

It was my idea, thanda thanda paani - Baba Sehgal

___________________ Dr. Manmohan Singh


After you are done laughing, visit this link and encourage the youth by just writing something under 130 characters in the box there. When you're done, IndiBlogger will kindly loan a Milaap's borrower Rs. 1000 on your behalf (you don't pay). Sweet, isn't it? You just have to go to the site and you'll help someone get a job. Be a good Samaritan, sweetheart! I won't make fun of you, promise. I won't mind even if you don't comment and used your precious time hopping over to their website. Me and four of my friends have posted already... that's a good Rs. 5000 raised :)


P.S. I think the bucket challenge is amazing. This was in good humour and should be taken in the same spirit.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Missing the rush

So, you know, I’ve grown old. A few strands of hair have turned Grey. And now when someone asks my age I have to think twice -  like I’ve forgotten. Or, maybe, stopped counting.

On friendship day, I was even finding it cheesy to wish my friends. Then it dawned upon me the fun we use to have sitting on my bed at home eating Koki and discussing boyfriends. I use to tell my friends everything. Starting from today he looked at me, or he held my hand or whatever happened between ‘us’! I have always been blessed with a lot of very good friends. So in those days, every event had to be narrated atleast 5 times; usually by a phone call just after I returned home!

When I was 14 I had my first crush. Yeah, that late. The telephone was in the middle of the house. So when I use to call my friend to narrate the events of the day, I had to give girly names to the boys of the class. Man, what was I thinking? My mum would have laughed in the kitchen listening to the stupid stuff that I thought I was very clever to disguise.

Today, every teenager has a mobile phone. They can password protect it and chat away to glory. They can click pictures and keep looking. Oh boy, I had just one picture! And in school, we just had class pictures!
Not only this, I use to love it so much when I use to get blank calls! There was so much mystery attached to who the real caller was. And till you did not know, you could easily cook stories in your head and choose your favorite person as the caller. Damn truecaller of today. Even if someone tries to call you from a random mobile number, this truecaller will identify and let you know.

Not that I want someone to call now! It is a nightmare at this age. I’ve had some issues with a few blank callers and it was damn scary. Eventually I reported it to the someone whom I thought could tell the person to stop. And it did stop. But back then, the day was made!

Actually the digital age is quite boring. Emails don’t have the same romance as letters with kisses and perfume. You can see on Skype, you can hear on Viber, you can read on Whatsapp but you could feel in those letters. There is no doubt that the STD rates were expensive at Rs. 4.5 , but the rush of knowing that you will be able to talk today, even for a few minutes, was amazing. When you have less of something, it’s priceless, isn’t it?

When I was in college, the Boy went to France for a student exchange program. I use to get very little pocket money in which I had to take care of petrol, phone and canteen expenses. I use to not switch on the AC just so I could save on petrol and have extra cash for calling. We had Internet, but our timings did not match. So, this is the only way we could manage. I will always treasure that memory. If I had Viber, would I remember any of this?

Until a few months back, not all my school friends had Whatsapp. So we didn’t really have a group. We use to mail each other atleast once a month updating about our lives. This particular set of friends have very different lifestyles, but still we remain like sisters. Only because we mailed each other frequently. On a dull day, I would go back to mails we wrote in 2006 when we all were in different cities, living in hostels and learning to adapt into a new life. Or 2008, the year I got married. I dig mails from 2010 when a friend was hunting every matrimonial website for a suitable guy. The fun we had just through those mails is amazing. And there is a record of everything.

With Whatsapp, the memories are just in our head. Also, we update less. Because when you chat, you tend to talk about the day and not everything under the sun. Mails give you freedom to write at your own pace and express. Ofcourse I can still mail. Ofcourse I can still sprinkle a little perfume and send a letter. But the time, that time is just gone. And I really miss it.

I have a wonderful life. I have new friends with whom I can share everything, even my sex life. But i miss the rush because it is all so mundane! We were more adventurous when we were younger. We were willing to take risks. Now we are more responsible, more planned, more organized and all that shit!!!

Yes, there is comfort in routine. There is peace and happiness. But hell, happiness, peace and comfort are all signs of growing up. To get that rush, we would have to change cities. Changing cities would mean taking a risk which we are not willing to take now. So, how do we get that rush? 

Ah, does this happen to everyone in their early 30’s? Or did I grow up too fast?! Perhaps the grass is always greener on the other side. I should talk to people who are living the so-called adventurous life not knowing where their next year is going to be. Maybe that will make me treasure my routine more. 


P.S. This is just one of those nostalgic posts. 99/100 days, I love the routine more!! :p

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Walk through Vienna and Salzburg - Part 1

This year we decided to visit Austria with the Boy's parents. We chose this country because the older generation loves greenery and mountains more than anything else. We wanted to show them how a foreign country actually looks like since they've just seen Bahrain and our resident country is not the best example of a good-looking phoren destination! And sending them through a group holiday would have meant creamy, greasy Indian food from restaurants that would have raised their cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

So this vacation was a very different one. We booked apartments instead of hotels so that we can do some cooking as well. We took theplas, dals and masalas. Any European country supermarket is like a normal one where you would find everything from onions to tomatoes to eggplant to cauliflower. So we bought our daily veges everyday. Me and MIL divided the chores and the daily cooking thing was a cakewalk. A dishwasher in both our apartments simplified our job further. Plus, me and the Boy usually ate out. So it was just for them.

Anyway, I started with cooking in this post because that was really one unique thing which we did in this trip. Since we plan to travel a lot in life, I think this experience will help us in the years to come when we would prefer home cooked meals while discovering the world. Also, the thrill of cooking in a new kitchen is amazing. The same chores become exciting!

With the menu included in my well-planned itinerary, we stepped into Vienna. The views from the plane were amazing. This country has so much green cover, it's unbelievable. I saw a lot of forest cover from the plane itself.

When you venture into the city, the first thing that strikes you is the great architecture. The first day we visited St. Stephan's Cathedral. The Gothic architecture both in and outside the church was mind-blowing. (We then remembered how we have been to more churches than temples in the last 5 years!) We walked around the square and ate at a Turkish restaurant before retiring in our sweet abode.


St. Stephan's Cathedral - One of the best I've ever seen

Stephan's Cathedral from the outside.
My inability to take pictures can capture only this much!
Oh yes, before going further I would like to tell you about the beautiful house we stayed in. It's called Emperor Sissi's center jewel. It was located about a kilometer away from the city center and was like a home away from home and a very, very pretty one at that. With two bedrooms, 2 baths, fully-equipped kitchen and a typical Vienna neighborhood, we felt like we belonged there. Have a look at this apartment which has a former empress as its theme:

The lovely living area.


One of the bedrooms. The apartment is like a dream home from which
all of us can take inspiration to decorate.
The next morning we hopped on a Hop-on-Hop-off bus and explored the Danube river that flows through Vienna. We took a cruise and admired the beauty. We then went to the Hofburg Palace that has housed some of the most powerful people in the European and Austrian history. The architecture of this mammoth building which is the current residence of the President of Austria as well, was astonishing. Every building in Vienna, be it squares, palaces, hotels, opera house, you name it, is a work of art owing to it's sculptures engraved just about everywhere. The Palace has several museums depicting the life of those who lived in there once. The most famous of them all was this Empress Elisabeth or Sissi (on whom the apartment is themed as well). Her life was quite tragic and probably that's why she was the most remembered.
The writing on the wall.

Commonly seen carriage rides.
A small part of the Hofburg Palace
 (picture taken from Wikipedia since I forgot to click!)
On day three we visited the summer palace of the Habsburg dynasty - the Schönbrunn Palace.We just admired it's architecture from the outside and visited the gardens. Oh, they were so pretty. Later that afternoon we went to Naschmarkt for lunch. We were hunting for an Indian restaurant in the area and even Google maps failed us. Just because we had parents we kept the hunt on and eventually landed at a very neat place. You know, in these countries every one speaks their native language. It's weird how we order in Hindi if we find a Hindi speaking person in a foreign location. Had it been India, we would have ordered in English. All this makes me question our patriotism. But then, that is for another post.
The gardens of the Schonbrunn Palace

I loved every sculpture I saw.
After our tummy was full, we headed to the outskirts of Vienna to see the city from a hill. It was spectacular. We had coffee in the only restaurant there. The place had only one person who was the cook, the cashier and the waiter. Even then he made our coffee with such love! There were four people behind us, but we were his top priority. It is really experiences like these that you remember for life. Small gestures go such a long way.

Vienna from a hilltop
Excellent Public transport in the city
This particular evening we left the parents at home and went to a free open air screening of a ballet! Our main interest was in the food stalls that they had there. I drank to my heart's content because I couldn't in front of my FIL! Although they wouldn't mind, I just couldn't get myself to hold a glass in front of them.We walked the streets at night... alone. It was so blissful.

The Parliament Building - my most favorite in whole of Vienna

Vienna City hall at night - free shows everyday while we were there :)
We had to leave Vienna for Salzburg the next day. I was going to miss my home there. I was going to miss the low rise buildings with beautiful architecture. I was going to miss the many walks we did all across the city... the weather was awesome all throughout. Vienna was kind to us. Little did I know that I would fall in love with the next city more than this one...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hello World!

You know you've not written a blog post since long when somehow your subscribers get notifications of your old posts. Something like that happened today when Google baba started missing me and sent out posts from April! Thousand apologies to baba for disappearing without informing.

When regular bloggers like moi don't post for long it only means that either they are too happy doing something they like more or they are too sad to get inspired. Well, I have been a bit of both. I've become like that teenager who gets a new crush every day and a heart break every week. Oh no, I'm not in love with anyone with his jeans hanging below his butt *thankfully*; I'm just having mood swings and being unlike I've ever been. Maybe the universe is changing.

Anyhoo, lets leave this sad rubbish behind us and talk about sunny mornings, rainy afternoons and romantic nights 'coz baby (it just felt like a rap so...!!) that's what kept me happy in the days gone by. We explored the streets of Vienna and climbed the hills of Salzburg. A trip report is due for Austria and I shall very soon make you jealous with my awesome pictures.

In other news I made a friend in my building. She said she had read my blog before from somewhere and is now a new stalker. Oh, I love her already!! I just love to make new friends and finally, I found someone in my own building. It has been 3 long years here and I desperately needed to have a friend without having to call my cabbie to take me to my old building. It's amazing how chatterboxes like me feel elated just by having a half an hour conversation with someone during the day.

Did I tell you that I won an iPad mini on Facebook? Haha! It so happened that while scrolling down my timeline I read something on the right that said 'Win 10 iPads'. Naturally, I was drawn. Now there was an Arabic song which I had to hear and answer 3 questions. Boy, I nailed it! They chose 10 random winners from like 10 countries and I was one of them. Whoa!! It was the most shocking prize I have ever won. Now I am rich after selling it! Also, now I am addicted. My stupid profile shows that I like 100's of products and participate in a lot of contests. Actually what goes; it is better than stalking, isn't it?

A few days back my dad called me up and asked me how I'm unable to sleep at night because of a nagging pain. He told me to do his favorite pranayam every morning and kept down the phone. He's direct like that. No hi, no bye - to the point and ting! So, since then, if I don't do pranyam in the morning I feel like I'm disobeying him!! God, some people can have such an affect on you. But yes, pranayam is awesome. The rush of oxygen in your body makes you feel like you've had a couple of tequila shots and you're ready to rule the world. Whether it will help me or not I don't know, but I'm loving my morning dose of desi daaru!!

So what's next? I have 3 trips lined up till December. We've got new places to travel to, Diwali to celebrate at home and weddings to attend. It's going to be a very busy last quarter and I'm loving it! Highs and lows are a part of life and make it what it is. I read this awesome blogpost today on Wordssetmefree. Although I always knew the message it carries, revision was extremely necessary. Read it to get inspired.

Take care while I select photos to upload. See you around!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Movie Review - Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania


You know you have loved a movie when even after 1 hour of watching it you are singing its songs. Samjhaawan is certainly one of the most beautiful songs of recent times and the movie Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is an excellent film to be featuring it.

The movie is set in Delhi and Ambala. Humpty/Rakesh Sharma(Varun Dhawan) is a happy-go-lucky, Casanova who is, being a hindi film hero, an emotional fool and extremely kind-hearted.  He meets Ambala girl Kavya Singh (Alia Bhatt) who comes to Delhi to shop for her upcoming wedding. They become friends and love follows. That’s the first half of the movie which has a lot of resemblance to Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge. And done very well at that.

The second half doesn’t go the DDLJ way. Although I loved every bit of it, I was in a way relieved that it was different. I’m not going to tell what happens next or who does what because that is for you to go and watch. Humpty has two friends – Shonty and Poplu. Yes – Shonty and Poplu. For me, Poplu (Sahil Vaid) was the star of the movie. His one-liners throughout the 2 hours and some 20 minutes entertained the audience the most. They had a lot of role in making the second half fast paced and better than the first.

A special mention goes to Kavya’s father, Mr. Singh (Ashutosh Rana), who plays the role of a protective yet practical father. The moments between him and Humpty are an absolute delight to watch. Siddharth Shukla as Angad was, umm, good. Although I feel that he will have to work hard at shedding his television image. 

The chemistry between Alia and Varun is excellent. I was glad that Alia’s role was not stereotyped in anyway. She’s very real - a bubbly, chirpy, ‘modern’ girl with strong principles. Needless to say, she's my favorite actress now!

I thought the songs could have been better. There were 2-3 very filmy scenes that could have been avoided. But then that’s allowed. Overall, HSKD is a very Bollywood kind of film with funny and warm scenes that keep you glued. I thought it had masala, melodrama, humour, romance - everything perfectly in place for people like me who love romcoms. It cannot surpass Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge, but it certainly did come close. I’ll give it 4 out of 5 stars for the whole feel good factor. Come what may, watch it and have a great weekend!

P.S. I'm writing a movie review after the longest time. Bollywood has been disappointing me. Barring Queen and Highway, I have not liked anything in the last year. HSKD was quite a relief.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Scent of Bliss



We wandered happily in a picturesque meadow
Treading the wooden bridges over the water
A waterfall splashed creating an echo
A Buddha, some candles - all standing in a perfect order.
Surrounding the area was this scent of Bliss
I looked up and saw numerous trees of Eucalyptus.

Dancing magnolias welcome you inside
Koi fish in the pond show you their style
Your senses are overpowered, you cannot help but abide
You suddenly feel alive, you suddenly feel agile.
You wish to breathe and breathe and never stop
The crisp fragrance that you inhale, I have never found it in any shop.

This Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Is a little bit of heaven on Earth
The landscaping, the meditative state, the whole show
Makes your worries melt, brings an unusual mirth.
But one thing that you are constantly drawn to is a comforting perfume
You keep hunting for that one thing that is taking away your gloom.


Maybe it was the smell of numerous flowering shrubs standing in a line
It could have been the bonsai or simply the lush green grass.
Was it the redwood? Or, was it the pine?
My senses didn’t want to think and so I gave it a pass.
I just inhaled, inhaled this perfume of Bliss
I looked up again, oh yes; it had to be the Eucalyptus.



The hidden surprises there make you want to carry on
The wisteria and azalea inspire the poet in you
All your senses are awakened, you feel like a mere pawn  The crisp air, the fresh trees, they all make you feel so new.
The Zen garden encourages you to give
But it’s the smell, the fragrance of Eucalyptus that makes you want to live.


This was a year ago
But the perfume is still fresh in my mind
Whenever I’m in a pensive mood and my mind wanders to and fro
I think of that garden to move away from the grind.
And then my heart feels a sense of Bliss
And somehow smells that Eucalyptus.










I was reminded of my trip to the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco last year when I came across this contest on Indiblogger. The contest asks Bloggers to write about their evocative travel experience to help Godrej aer create the first crowd-inspired fragrance.
This was indeed a divine experience and I just loved sharing it like this!

Friday, July 4, 2014

A Beautiful Mind



When I went for a vacation sometime back, I was surprised to see a notification on my screen. It said that my flight was delayed by 2 hours just before I was leaving for the airport to board a flight for my next destination. So far I had not installed an application that gave me information about airlines. Where did this come from?

And then I realised that I had my air tickets in my inbox. My android based phone collected data from there and scanned through some technology that I don’t get and let me know. What was more shocking to my technologically-challenged brain was that it was also telling me the time and weather in the city I was heading into! I was also being wished a lovely trip. Since the flight was delayed, this seemed more like a sarcastic comment by a jealous relative. Anyway, I digress.

Though all this was extremely useful, I was totally freaked out. Someone out there was spying on me. Did they have microphones installed in my bedroom too so that they can gauge my needs and advertise accordingly? What if a satellite from up above was looking at me and judging my every move? God, would then, have a very tough competition!

At the airport, my mind was still wandering into unknown zones. I had two hours to kill after all. I tapped on the camera and focused on a man sitting 20 seats away from me who seemed like he lived in a burger joint and always finished the leftovers. Suddenly my phone started typing some random stuff on its own. Will they let me take the front seat? I need more leg room. I wish that girl sits next to me. Fries, the chilli ones, yeah, that’s what I need right now.

I was taken aback. So much so, that the phone fell flat on my lap. Oh yes, 3 broken screens in 2 years had awarded me a knack to topple a phone yet manage to land it on my lap. When I picked it up, the text was gone and good wishes for my flight stared back at me.

Another technological drama, I thought to myself. Could be a virus trying to make fun of a girl's talent at handling gadgets. I opened the social networking application and thought of checking-in. After all, my friends should know my life was rocking since I get to travel so much.

I thought of attaching a picture of the magnificent airport as well and so I opened my camera again; this time focusing on a large crowd of young college-goers who were dressed to kill. How this picture will make my friends jealous I did not know. Yet it seemed worth a try.

The text started appearing again. Katie is so pretty. I’m going to win her over this time around. Oh a group picture. I should go stand next to her to show her how good we look together.
 
Unbelievable. My mobile was behaving like a slick man laughing at my ability to handle a simple phone. I tried to focus elsewhere. It picked a new language which I didn’t understand. Chin min show, ki pi to. La min chi go in pito. My new Asus Zenphone 5 is incredible.

I wanted to show my phone the middle finger. Just then I realised I was focusing on a Chinese guy. What was this that my phone was trying to tell me? Maybe Mars had taken over our planet and created a bug. I asked my husband who was sitting next to me to give me his phone. I opened the camera and focused on Chin min show. Nothing.

Thank God, Mars had not taken over and aliens were still flying unidentifiable items one of which I was still waiting to come across.

I gave my restless hubby his phone back because, well, he can live without breathing, but phone, not at all. I thought I would check-in without the picture. But my mind kept wandering and I opened the camera again.
This time I focussed it on my husband who was sitting next to me staring at the floor. The screen went blank. After a minute, the longest minute of my life, something appeared - Food, no, Sleep. 

“Baby, you want a sandwich? I’m going to eat something and take a nap. This flight is taking ages to arrive. Uh, are you clicking me? ” He asked.

I was stunned. “Thought recognition.” I blurted out.

“What? Do you need a sandwich or no?”

I struggled to form words through my mouth. I grabbed my phone harder and nodded my head left and right all the while staring at my screen without blinking.

“Don’t take my picture. Take your selfies and be content with it.”

“Selfie. Yes, good idea.”

I turned on my front camera and tried to take a selfie. No text. I opened the rear camera again and focused on myself. I turned it back to look at its screen.

Can it read my thoughts? Is this for real?

Shit. This was indeed thought recognition. I could read what others were thinking. My phone had gotten some sort of super power and was helping me see what others can't see and do what others can't do! Only me and my phone’s camera ! Incredible.

I focused on this American girl who had been observing me for a while. Should I go ask this girl where she got those ear-rings from? Wonder if she’ll be generous enough to give them to me when I compliment her. But first, let me take a selfie. 

Oh, girls!

I walked past her and pretended that the seat next to her would be more comfortable for me. When I sat down she said hi. I replied back. As expected she started a conversation with me that eventually led to my ear-rings.

“You like these? Well, they are from India. Here take them, I’ll go back and buy another pair.”

She hesitated. But then took them. I smiled back and told her that I needed to go back to my husband. We hugged and parted. I am sure if I focused the camera on her she would be blessing me.

So this was good. I could become the kind stranger I always wanted to be and give what people really needed instead of random things. If the focus was on me and if the camera had a sense of humour as well, it would write in bold ‘Mother Teresa’.

The man sitting across me was deep in thought. From his boss to his wife, according to him everyone hated him. I grabbed a cola and went to sit next to him. 

“That’s a nice shirt you are wearing.” I said, trying hard not to appear flirtatious. Sometimes I had a tendency to forget that I was married!

“Thanks.”

I started a random conversation and praised everything he said he was doing in life. His smiles came back. Just when I thought he would go down on his knees and propose to me for being an absolute darling, I told him my husband was waiting and I needed to go. 

He nodded and said it was nice to meet me. Nice! No wonder his wife and boss were upset with him - he clearly didn't know how to be grateful. Maybe I needed to know his thoughts right about now!

So I opened the camera again but before I could focus on him, I read the thoughts of a man sitting close to him. The bomb is well in place. It should go boom in about 20 minutes. Bless me and my family God.


Noo..


“You broke your phone again?” the husband sounded infuriated picking up my phone from the floor.

“What?” I asked waking up with a jerk.

“You screamed a big no and threw your phone. What have you been dreaming? C’mon, we need to line up for boarding. Let’s see if this can ever be fixed.”

My hand immediately went to my ears – the ear-rings were there. They are precious, I could never give them to anyone! Dream? - of course it was a dream. Look what confusing technology did to my senses! Thought recognition was good for a bit. But would I want to know everything, always? 

Sometimes. Maybe. Who could say no to a super power!

“You have a beautiful mind, honey – clear and innocent.” I said to my husband and took his hand in mine. Technology was playing games with my brain. I needed to take my mind off it and romance was clearly the way to go.

Also, I had to woo him to buy me a new phone now - my fourth in two years! Perhaps a stronger one this time. Which was the one Chin min show had!? It definitely looked incredible.



This post is written for a contest topic - Give your phone a super power and tell us how it would help you see what others can't see and do what others can't do - hosted on Indiblogger for Asus.  

Taiwanese manufacturer, Asus, is all set to introduce its range of smartphones in India on 9th July 2014. The three smartphones that are expected to be launched are - Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 (with 4,5,6 inches display screen respectively) coated with a strong Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. These smartphones are expected to be in the range of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000, and would be available in various colors. 

The Zenphone 5 is powered by Intel Atom Multi-core Z2580 chip processor which clocks at 1.6 GHz , also has intel hyper-threading technology to boost the performance. There is a 2GB of RAM built into it, and the internal storage has 8 GB of storage (expandable upto 64 GB via microSD). It has 8 mega-pixel shooter at rear with LED flash.

Click on the ad to see what they can do what others can't! Zen looks incredible indeed! Here is the Asus Youtube link if you are unable to see the video on this site.