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Haiku : Mist


like translucent silk

misty moistness of her eyes

whispered to his heart

The prompt this time at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai was inspired by a short ‘story ‘ or parable written by Khalil (or Kahlil) Gibran. The story is impregnated with deep wisdom but I could not resist myself to seek my inspiration from one of my favourite poems by Kahlil , A Lover’s Call XXVII , especially by the lines :

Do you recollect our sitting in the shade of the 
Branches, sheltering ourselves from Humanity, as the ribs 
Protect the divine secret of the heart from injury? 

Remember you the trails and forest we walked, with hands
Joined, and our heads leaning against each other, as if
We were hiding ourselves within ourselves?

There was a time when we used to hop from one shop to another to check different items in our shopping list. Then emerged the era of shopping malls and the all-under-one-roof notion of shopping. That too, is outdated by numerous e-shopping portals. A plethora of brands are waiting to be picked up on just one click of the mouse. Now one can get the pleasure of shopping without the hassles. Countless number of online shopping websites are relentlessly trying to lure the prospective customers with numerous offers and discounts. While online shopping has become the need of the time at one hand, the quality and integrity of different sites many a time has raised questions and confusions. Here comes the need of a trusted “Comparison Shopping Website , a site where you can filter and compare particular products based on price, features and other criteria.

logo is the newest addition in the category of  Comparison Shopping Sites. It is one of the most trusted sites to find out the best online prices in India. It’s your very own topical search engine for prices.

How It Works

Suppose you want to buy a mobile named AX . Now there are at least 20 top sites who are selling this AX model with different price tags. How will you find out the best price for your product ? Wouldn’t it be a titanic job to visit all the web portals to check for the lowest ? Don’t worry, is there to make your job simpler. Just go to their website , click on your desired model, and get all the available online prices for that model in the blink of an eye ! Not only the price, the site provides all the relevant features and details of any particular item. The prices are generally arranged in ascending order, that is, lowest first.
Below is shown the best prices for Nokia Lumia 920, just a glance and you’ll get all the required details as — STORE : DETAILS : DELIVERY : PRICE : LINK

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After selecting the desired store, click on the ‘Go To Store’ button which will direct you to the chosen store. Isn’t is easy ? Moreover, you need not to create any login ID or anything to compare prices on

Salient Features is surprisingly easy to use in spite of being a great tool for online comparison shopping.On clicking  any particular section , e.g. Camera, you’ll see the below options.
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Click again on the category you’re looking for and get a list of all the available models. You can also fine tune your search by choosing a particular brand in the next step.

You can compare a chosen product with any other variety that comes under the same category.

Detailed description and specifications of any given product is available.

Specifications of Nokia Lumia 920
Specifications of Nokia Lumia 920

Apart from all the above mentioned details , the site also provides video reviews for particular products making them comparable not only by pricing but also by their performance and usability.

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Range Of Products

Currently the site is dealing with Cameras. Mobiles and Books, offering a wide range of products in all the three categories. The “Books” section provides separate  list for the Indian and foreign writers making the search comparatively easier and quicker.

Why Comparison Sites Are Essential

Comparison sites like can safely be called the foundation of smart shopping. The ecommerce boom in India has given rise to a number of shopping sites and the consumer must be watchful enough to pick the best from the lot. can make the job smoother and your happiness is guranteed as you can save more to shop more. Have a look at the picture provided and you’ll understand what I exactly mean by ‘save more’.

"The Krishna KEy'' Price Comparison. Why pay more ?
“The Krishna KEy” Price Comparison. Why pay more ?

Scope For Betterment 

The site is dealing with only mobiles, books and cameras. Introduction of more categories like clothing, beauty products etc will automatically attract more people to use the site
The front or main banner design needs to be more attractive and it’s better if it could showcase the trending goods or top brands.


A great site for comparing online prices and I would like to recommend this site to all for Adding variety, Multiplying savings and Subtracting hassles.  Happy shopping with


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The Bloom

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A dollop of freshness amidst the cacophony of concrete 

Haiku: Glimpses of Dawn


mellow light of dawn

a single swan in the sky

darkness came to rest

light’s first intrusion

stupor slowly recovered

life began to move.

Shared with Carpe Diem where the prompt ‘ a glimpse of dawn’ was inspired by Yosa Buson’s haiku

That Memorable Fragrance

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It was late June last year when we planned a weekend  trip to a tribal village in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. It was not much a tourist spot and almost an insignificant place to visit . The main reason behind to choose this spot was that we ( me , my husband and three of our friends )  wanted to spend a day or two in total tranquility, peace and amidst nature. One of our friends , he had some connection with the district tourist office and arranged the booking in a Government  Lodge.

We reached there by the afternoon. The drive was quite tiresome and moreover it was drizzling all the time. Though we all enjoyed the rain but it became taxing for the one who was driving , he had to be over-cautious all the time as the road had potholes here and there and the overall condition was pathetic. A sumptuous meal followed by a power nap was enough for us to regain our energy. We gathered down in the adjoining lawn to enjoy the heavy moisture-laden breeze that made the evening beautiful . A whiff of some sweet fragrance from the nearby forest carried by the wind made the atmosphere all the more sweet and aromatic.

Next morning, I opened my eyes as the first rays of sun squeezed their way into the room through the heavy curtains. I decided to take a walk through the village alone. This is a thing I enjoy doing always. I love to spend time with nature whenever I get a chance , away from the bricks and stone and cacophony of city life. It rejuvenates me every time and I prefer to be alone , breathing in the fresh oxygen and enjoying the greenaries with an insatiable thirst.

So I grabbed my camera and stealthily left the room as I had no intention to disturb the deep slumber of my husband. The dawn was drifting slowly towards a not-so-sunny morning. The sky was partly cloudy and the soothing weather lifted up my heart. I took a narrow path which meandered into the jungle that made the boundary of the small village. The path was created as the villagers often had to visit the jungle in search of wood, dry leaves and other things. It would be an exaggeration to call it a ‘jungle’ …it was just a reminiscence of one. But still , the natural ambiance along with the cool temperature, the loud chirping of unknown birds was making me feel blessed.

Then I again sensed it. That fragrance which we were talking about the last evening. I very much doubted that this forest was the source of it and now as I was advancing along the path , the faint smell was becoming stronger and sweeter. Not only sweet , it was rather intoxicating ..a woody-floral strong aroma which can beat even the most expensive French perfume ! I followed the scent-trail and then I saw the trees. Four of them , standing side by side , in full bloom of the monsoon , fresh and heavenly. The Kadamba ( Common bur-flower )  trees . It was one of the most blissful moments of my life. The wind around was heavy with the aroma radiated from the flowers which looked so beautiful. Big and round golden yellow colour in the centre fading into yellowish white on the outer side. The enchanting smell held me there captivated. I inhaled more and more wanting to etch its existence in my mind’s aroma-graph for ever. The Kadamba or Kadam ( Scientific name : Neolamarckia cadamba ) has a rich,mellow and delicious aroma that can energize a tiring mind. It smells best between 3 A.M and 6 A.M , the time which is said to be most unique to offer prayer to God. It is said that Lord Krishna used to love the Kadamba tree and its flowers. We can find many a paintings with Lord Krishna playing around with Radhika and Gopis under Kadamba tree.
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 I was really thinking about all those mythological stories when a few drops of rain jolted me back to reality. The partly cloudy sky was now overcast with clouds and I expected a downpour to rush down anytime. I took out my camera to take a few quick snaps and started my return journey down the way. The imagination of rain-soaked Kadamba trees emanating that heavenly aroma made me blissful once again.

To know more about such fragrances which can transport you to a hypnotic state and can make your atmosphere beautiful click Godrej aer .

godrej-aerThis post is an entry for the contest #InspireAFragrance in association with Godrej aer and Indiblogger

War and Cry

Fangs , sharp and fatal ,ugly and hostile 
Conniving monsters with intentions vile
Innocent victims who know not their fault
Hearts skip several beats before the final hault.

Bloodshed and mortal bodies ( hard to recognise)
Goodness hides as countless devils rise
Soft ,small buds who were about to bloom
Smokes from mortar fire , darkness and doom .

The child and his dog were playing in the park
An insouciant shell stopped the giggle and the bark
Mankind , what made you blind today ?
Why can’t you raise your voice and say ? 

Culling of innocence for power and pride
Satan is omnipresent , no place to hide
Wars are fought , shouts and cry 
Millions of thriving lives , all gone awry.

Shared with Poets United

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