Why you must read this post before buying a Honda Brio or Amaze Automatic

I had a need to evaluate an automatic car for my friend who just relocated to India. In pursuit of this I wanted to test drive the Nissan Micra CVT and the Honda Brio AT (yea the car that loves you back!). Source: https://www.hondacarindia.com/wallpapers/Amaze/home-img1.jpg So we headed to the nearest Honda showroom. Since the Brio was not available I had to make do with an Amaze petrol automatic which was still okay for me since the only difference between the younger hatch and its elder sub 4-meter sedan was the boot. Having put that behind, I sat in the Honda Amaze AT first. The car did not have a push to start option…

Why Chennai silks in Karur is undoubtedly one of the best shopping centers in the city

When I was staying in the Residency Karur, of which I have written an earlier review here, I was tempted to visit the Chennai silks showroom which was just few meters away. Having been to the sprawling 4 to 5 floor chennai silks showroom in (well) Chennai :-), I expected similar standards here too in Karur. And I was not disappointed at all. The ground floor is full of fancy dresses and jewelry, the first floor was the kids section which was so large that one could go on shopping on and on without an end. For the sweltering heat of 40 degrees, the showroom offered utmost comfort with drinking water available at every floor (chilled needless to say). The…

Why "The residency Karur" is the best place for you to stay in Karur

We decided to stop over in Karur owing to the fact that the drive from Kodaikanal to Bangalore could be pretty lengthy. The next challenge was to find a good hotel in Karur. Most of the times, my father always used to suggest Valluvar near the bus stand. But that was more of a stop and go hotel just to refresh yourself and had no great restaurant or ambience whatsoever. More recently a hotel by name “The residency” had opened up in Karur which was off the highway by a very less distance. I checked on TripAdvisor and found that there were no rooms available for my stay. I picked up my phone, called the hotel and they agreed to…

Why Clique from Henge docks is a perect companion for your iMac wireless keypad and trackpad

This was a long pending quick review of the Clique dock from Henge Docks. To put in simple manner, this is a dock to hold the Apple wireless keyboard and the Apple wireless trackpad (both amazingly created and crafted accessories) together in one horizontal plane. Selling for about 25$ (within usa, plus shipping for international) this was a nifty addition for my aging iMac. So i ordered the same and when the package arrived, it looked stunning. There were instructions all over the place and the packaging was looking excellent. Like all USA products, extensive packaging, one would like to put it! The package contained the henge dock within a layer of packaging foam which looked nice and soft. Once…

Alcatel 813D, Ice-Cube (ICE3) 4 years ownership review

About 4 years ago, I pursued a fancy wish of mine to own a phone that was not a smartphone, but had ample battery, and was ultra cool to hold and speak for an hour or two without worrying about radiation and all those issues. At a time when smartphone sales were gaining pace all over the place in this country, I did some research and found a dual sim phone from Alcatel, called the 813D. The FCC or Federal Communications Commission lays down rules regarding the acceptable SAR values for mobile phones. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency…

Flipkart's mobile app bar code scanner review

I got a chance to test out the flipkart mobile app bar code reader today. This feature works in a simple manner, choose bar code reader, and it uses your camera to read bar codes from objects that you are interested in. As long as the barcode is a universal barcode as per what is used across the country, and further that item is available in flipkart, it uses the scan results to divert users directly to that product page where you can purchase the same product easily from the online store. So if you are at your friend’s home and you see a product you are interested in, you can do a quick bar code scan check using…