#SniffSniff : Ban Body Odour !

When BlogAdda announced #SniffSniff activity for male bloggers from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, I was very excited since most of the gender-based campaigns are mainly for female bloggers. We men always felt left out. But this activity broke this tradition.

Basically the idea of #SniffSniff activity was that we would receive 3 mystery items at our doorstep for 3 days and we would have to use our guessing skills to guess what the product could be. The word sniff was a clue that the activity related to odour and nose.
When the first parcel arrived, I was not at home therefore my brother received it. When I came home, I opened the parcel and found a card with an image of male on it and a cloth lip on the nose of male in the image. I was confused at what sort of clue it was. Then I removed the cloth clip and opened the card and my eyes fell on the writing on card. It read: “Clothes clips are for the clothes line, not your nose.” From my olfactory sense, I guessed a deodorant was going to be launched. I tweeted the same.

Some day later, the second parcel came and the parcel guy clicked my photo with parcel in my hands. I opened the parcel and found a small jute bag in it. It smelt weird. Anyway I opened the bag and it had coffee beans in it. The clue was: “An easy way to neutralise odour is coffee beans, but body odour? You need all sorts of ways and means!” From my guess, it could be a coffee-scented deodorant that was going to be launched.

 The third parcel was the last clue and I opened it in a hurry to get confirmed that my guess of deodorant was correct. Inside the package was a face mask with a card as always. The card read: “A mask should be used to protect you from pollution and disease, not when someone’s terrible body odour put ill at ease!” The clue was just a formality and I was pretty confident about my guess.
 Finally I received the fourth and final parcel which was going to be the product itself. I opened the parcel and it was indeed a deodorant. It is a Nivea Men Boy Deodorizer introduced to #BanBodyOdour . It has a revolutionary concentrated, yet skin friendly and gas-free deodorizing formula that works on the skin and prevents the formation of odour at its source for up to 48 hours. It is available in two cool masculine variants – IceCool & Energy. I have received the ‘Energy’ variant. I used it the next day after it came and liked the fragrance.
I’m using my investigative skills to uncover the mystery of #sniffsniff at BlogAdda .

Rejoice with Dance and Music #MaxFreshMove – Part 2

Continued From: Rejoice with Dance and Music #MaxFreshMove – Part 2

After deciding Allu Arjun as dancer and Anushka Manchanda as singer, we were relieved that we were able to find fresh faces for the farewell party. Now, it was time to call both. While we were successful in finalising Anushka Manchanda as singer, there occurred a problem in finalising Allu Arjun as dancer. Since Allu Arjun lives in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, calling him to Delhi was a difficult job. Moreover, being an actor, he would have given his dates for movies. In the end, we were able to convince him to come to our college. However, he told us that he would be able to give at most 3 hours to the farewell party.

Now was the time to print pamphlets for the farewell party and the students got pretty excited after getting the news that Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchanda were coming to our college. With full vigour, we started preparations for the farewell party. Being in the 3rd year of my college, it was a management lesson for me in real life. I was very excited and nervous too since that was my first responsibility as the head of the organising group. Previously I had only been in the organising group as member.

Finally the day had come. We welcomed both the great dancer and singer. As soon as both came on stage, the crowd cheered with their full voice. The crowd was charged with energy when Allu Arjun’s sensational dancing moves and Anushka Manchanda’s magical voice came together. They were both superb and rocked the stage. It was very refreshing to see the perfect combination of Allu Arjun’s moves and Anushka Manchanda’s beats. The music was joyful and appealing. The crowd started copying the dancing moves of Allu Arjun and dancing to the beats of truly exhilarating music of Anushka Manchanda.  Being an introvert and shy person, even I was not able to control my body to move with the rhythm of song.

In the end, they both took selfies with crowd. Being from organising group, I was able to take selfie with them separately. When they were leaving, we thanked them both for accepting to come to our college and giving such a mesmerising experience to us. It proved to be an energising experience to all the students who were busy preparing for upcoming exams. My experience with freshness brought real freshness to our life and rejuvenated our mind which was burdened with routine life.

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Rejoice with Dance and Music #MaxFreshMove – Part 1

Recently I and my friends were very tensed because we had to organise a farewell party for our seniors. But the problem was that everyone wanted his/her favourite singer and dancer to perform in the party. Being the leader for the group, it was my responsibility to organise the farewell party successfully. Everyone in the organising group had suggested so many names that I was burdened by the plethora of choices. Seeing that the matter was getting out of hand, I made the announcement that this time, we would do something fresh that had never been done in the past in the college farewell party. So it was decided that the singer and dancer would have to be someone who had never been to our college.
That day, when I was going home, I started listening to songs on Youtube. In recommendations to what to listen next, Youtube was showing me “Cinema Choopistha Mava” song. It has 8 Million views but the song was in Telugu. Anyways, I watched the song and was energised by the sensational moves of Allu Arjun. I had already seen that movie, Race Gurram but in Hindi, where its name was Main Hoon Lucky, The Racer. Then I watched some more video songs of Allu Arjun and I found another dancing gem in form of “Top Lechipoddi” song. Next day, I showed those dancing videos of Allu Arjun to my friends in the organising group of farewell party and suggested that he should be the dancer for farewell party. They instantly agreed and the problem for dancer was solved. However, we were still in search of a singer.

The farewell party was near and we still had not found the singer. On one day, I was going to home via DTC bus and I met one of my school friends. She instantly found out the tension behind my smile and asked me the reason and I told her the problem how there were only 10 days left and we were still searching for a singer for the farewell party. She suggested me to go with Anushka Manchanda and showed her video songs. I really loved her songs like The Little Things You Do and her Bollywood songs.
Next day, I showed video songs of Anushka Manchanda to the organising group of farewell party. Finally Anushka Manchanda was selected as the singer. At last, we felt relieved as we had found both the dancer and singer.

To Be Continued: Rejoice with Dance and Music #MaxFreshMove – Part 2

Lost Election in School Due to Stubble

During the school days, I was an all-rounder student always ready for academic as well as extra-curricular activities. In 11thclass, I was automatically selected as a candidate for Cultural Captain for my house. There were 4 houses in my school and I was in Tagore House. It was a dream post for me since it would give me the responsibility to lead my house in various cultural activities.

It was the time when I was going from the state of adolescence to adulthood. Facial hair like moustache and stubble gave a sense of pride in becoming a man.

There was one more candidate for the role of Cultural Captain. The other candidate was my classmate. He was good in cultural activities but not in academics. I knew that I I would easily beat the other candidate since I was the favourite of my Chemistry mam and she was the House Leader of Tagore House. But the problem was that the Selection Panel consisted of total 4 teachers. The other 3 ladies teachers never taught me since they were from Commerce section.

On the judgement day, I looked at mirror and felt confident of my stubble. I have never shaved it since its inception.

When I reached school, I met the other candidate. I found something unusual about his appearance that day. He was clean-shaven. I smiled inside and thought why would he do that.

In the house meeting, the House Leaders asked some usual questions to both of us like if you become Cultural Captain of the House, what would you do for its betterment in cultural activities? Both of us answered confidently .It was pretty tough judging us since both of us were in high morale. House Leaders asked us to sit for 5 minutes and wait for the result.

When the result came, I was devastated since the other candidate won the position. I instantly knew the reason of my loss and it was my stubble. The House Leaders must have thought me of being casual about the position since I did not take time to shave which would have given them a sense of me being caring and responsible for the position.

 This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette.

In this post,I am accepting my friend Sarav‘s tag and writing this post in response to his #WillYouShave challenge.

I am also tagging some friends to take up the #WillYouShave challenge in random order :
Saravana of Few Miles
Arvind of Passey.info
Umamaheswari of  RHYTHMUS
Farah of I-Pari 
Vishal of Vishal Bheeroo
Sneh of Sneh Chandel
Vandana of Life Rocks !

5 Black Things I Would Love to Own : My Black Wishlist

I never felt that I liked black so much.Everything I purchased for myself has been black and since I am a gadget freak,all the things were gadgets and their accessories- black laptop,black phone,black laptop cooling pad,black gaming pad,black external hard disk,black mobile headset,black television etc.It was during this WhatTheBlack activity that I realised unknowingly I have always been attracted towards black colour.

Here is list of 5 black things that are currently in my wishlist :

1) Black Lamborghini Veneno : I always drove a Lamborghini in Need for Speed game.It was the best car in the game in the sense that it had best controls.So in reality too,I wish for a black Lamborghini Veneno though it costs $4.5 million or around ₹ 27 crores.The fact that makes this car worth wishing is that only three of these cars are being made available every year.Even the batmobile looks tame in comparison to the Veneno and it probably costs less too.And I don’t think Batman will give his ride to me so Lamborghini Veneno is enough for me.

2) Black Dell Alienware 17 Laptop : I love gaming on my laptop.But sometimes it can’t handle high graphics games.That’s why I wish for a black Dell Alienware 17 Laptop which has 4th Gen Ci7 processor, 16GB RAM,750GB HDD,Win8 OS and 3GB Graphics card..It costs around ₹ 1.90 lacs.Dell Alienware are crafted using the best materials available and are also built to last so they will be good for me.


3) Black iPad Air : I have never owned an Apple product.Apple is usually known for their white-coloured products but I wish for a black iPad Air.It costs around ₹ 65000.It will make my movie watching experience awesome with its retina display.It will also make reading blissful with its 9.7 inch screen.


4) Black HTC One M8 : Currently it is the best android phone one can get in the market.So I wish for a black HTC One M8 for me although it costs around ₹ 45000.With a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor,gaming will be smooth in this phone.


5) Black Emporio Armani Watch : Even after coming of smartphones,I like watches.It does not unable me to check Facebook unlike my smartphone on which I always go on to check my Facebook feed instead of checking time.So I wish for a black Emporio Armani Watch.It costs ₹ 32980.

This post is a part of #WhatTheBlack activity at BlogAdda.com