Bangkok Here I Come–Traveling in Style with AirAsia

Do you know Which is the most preferred tourist destination of 2013?Well,if not get your Backpacks ready because as far as I can see for the first time an Asian Country is all set to top the list–Confused,Well it is none other than the most happening,most Charming and well most deserving “BANGKOK“,the Capital city of Thailand,don’t believe me well Google is there to make you believe and if that doesn’t sound convincing–Here is the Global Destination Cities Index and well if that is also not convincing–It is time you surely Pack your Bags and zoom off to Bangkok,to experience a Journey,a Travel like never before.. 🙂

So,When I asked myself–What should be my perfect Dream Destination–Pat came the reply from within–It has to be none other than Bangkok

Everyone Can Fly With AirAsia

Everyone Can Fly With AirAsia

And Oh Wait,Hold on I have some more icing on the cake thing–Well to make my travel more Pocket Friendly(You know What I Mean.. ;)),AirAsiawhich is named the World best Low-Cost Airline,has come up with a unique idea known as “World’s Best Online Travel Fair” and this applies to all who want to experience Bangkok,So what are you waiting for hop on to AirAsia-World’s Best Online Travel Fair because good things don’t last longer… 😀 and I am done with the List of things I will be doing in Bangkok

AirAsia

AirAsia

I know You Guys are thinking Why Bangkok–What is there in Bangkok that makes it a Dream Destination..Well Guys let me have the privilege to take you through the virtual tour of my Dream Destination–Bangkok.

Well to Start off Bangkok is for all–I mean for Temple Lovers,Shopaholic,Foodie and not to forget The Dynamic Nightlife it offers,You Name it and Bangkok have it in their kitty… 🙂

Lets first talk about Temples–Temples in Bangkok are quite unique and form a special part of the Capital,The Architecture of each and every Temple is simply amazing and awe-inspiring,to put it simply–Colored Glass and Pottery perfectly coupled with shining gold and that’s why they call it–The City of Angels!As from my research I came to know that the best time to visit most temples is in the early morning as it will be less crowded and the weather will be bit cooler.Temples are Generally known as Wats in Thai and play an important part in Buddhist Tradition’s.Remember to Dress appropriately covering your Shoulders and Legs while visiting temple in Bangkok

  • Wat Arun–One of the most ionic temple in Bangkok on the bank of the river Chao Phraya.The temple derived its name from a Hindu God Aruna(The Sun God) and often known as the Temple of Dawn
  • Wat Phra Kaew–Know as The Temple of Emerald Buddha is one of the most sacred Buddhist Temple in Thailand,It is Located within the area of The Grand Palace(Wat Phra Kaew’s home),the temple enshrines a Buddha Statue craved out of a single block of Jade(Ornamental Stone).
  • Wat Pho–This temple is located next to The Grand Place also known as the Temple pf Reclining Buddha,home to Thailand’s largest Reclining Buddha Statue. Covered in a Gold Leaf ,this 43-meter long statue is covered in Gold Leaf and the Statue’s feet are decorated with mother-of-pearl depicting 108 auspicious sign of Buddha.

  • Wat Traimit–This temple is a must visit if you want to see The Golden Buddha which is one of the world’s largest solid gold Buddha statue.

Now After Temples lets Head  on to some Palace in Bangkok–

  • The Grand Palace–As the name suggest this palace is grand and was home to not only the Thai King and his court, but also the entire administrative seat of government.Within the crenelated walls were the country’s war ministry, state departments and even the mint.Situated in on the Bank of Chao Phraya in the Heart of Bangkok this palace indeed is made up of  numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards.
  • Suan Pakkad Palace–The Home of  Prince Chumbhotpong Paripatra and his wife,this Palace is now a Museum that consists of Thai Antiques.The Architecture,gardens and Thai Antiques make the museum worth a visit.
  • Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall–A former reception hall now serving the purpose of Museum,This Palace houses the Art of Kingdom Exhibit displaying all traditional crafts of the country.

Well after having the Tours of Temple and Palaces–Its time we head out for some Shopping Fun and Food Experience in Thai Style.. :)..What Say?

Well to start off Bangkok provide a great Shopping Experience and a Paradise for Shopaholic,as I think a Shopaholic will never be satisfied Shopping Day in and Day out in Bangkok.The Shopping experience in Air-Conditioned Mall,to the Street markets certainly add vivid colors to Bangkok,Ranging from Antiques to designer Jewellery to Leather Products to Electronic Goods.. :),Oh I am dreaming What I will get from there.. 😉

  • MBK Center–A huge Shopping complex with about 2000 stores,Do I need to say more..I am sure I will find everything I need under one roof.. 🙂
  • Siam Paragon, Siam–A walk from MKB Centre,Siam Paragon is generally for medium to high-class people who likes to spend the leisure time..And Well as a Tourist I don’t mind visiting this glass-and-steel luxury megamall with lots of recreational facilities.. 🙂
  • CentralWorld, Siam–Well I surely can’t miss this mall as for it Targets Youth providing wide range of trendy fashions that surely attract most of the youth..
  • Chatuchak Weekend Market–Well as the name says,this market is generally operational in full flow only in weekends,With more than 8000 stalls..This weekend Market is not a thing to miss for me whatsoever.
  • Patpong Night Market–Well to be honest I have never been to a Night market,So I am sure to take the opportunity to visit this Night Market with the glimpse of Bangkok Nightlife..
  • Chinatown–Well to make my Pocket more Money Friendly I just can’t end my Bangkok tour without visiting this Market.Almost everything is found here and that to at reasonable rate provided bargaining..
  • Floating Market–Well to have some unusual shopping experience..I have to add Floating Market in Bangkok,Well there are number of floating Market and I wish to visit Khlong Lat Mayom and Damnoen Saduak.

Well with above mentioned Shopping Destinations,The Food experience go hand in hand..As I am not that foodie..I leave part to explore once I am in Bangkok. .:D

Well My Bangkok Visit will be incomplete without experiencing its Dynamic Nightlife–My list includes Siam Niramit Cultural Show & Dinner,Dinner Cruises on Chao Phraya River,Night Shopping and Enjoying some Cocktails at Rooftop Bar

So that is my Things to See and Do during my Bangkok Visit..And Moreover If I can mange my time I will also be visiting Phuket.Now,here again thanks to AirAsia making the travel cost from Bangkok to Phuket quite reasonable

Now You Guys must be thinking that this list is pretty long..Well let me tell you as I mentioned earlier with AirAsia organizing the World’s Best Online Travel Fair ,I am just happy to add more and more to the list as for I know that to and fro to Bangkok wouldn’t cost me a fortune.. 😀

Chennai/Kolkata to Bangkok

Chennai/Kolkata to Bangkok

Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok to Phuket

With jaw-Dropping prices to fly to my Dream Destination I just couldn’t be Thankful enough to AirAsia to make my dream come true.So,Even you don’t miss the Opportunity to Travel to the Paradise called Bangkok with AirAsia

**This Post is written as the part of Dream Asian Destination Blogger Contest! by AirAsia in association with Ripple Links
**All the pictures used here are from AirAsia,Google and Wikipedia.

Origin of the Word “MAA”–Let me Think!!!

Well,Any Guesses What the Post will be about after reading the title?

Well If not let me Start–For the last 3-4 days I have thinking about something unusual,I don’t know how it came to my mind..But I am still thinking.I did lot of research but was never able to find the answer,even Google this time fail to provide me an answer that I am satisfied with…

So Thinking What I am Thinking?Well–Let me put it this way “Does Anyone Know from Where the Word ‘Maa‘ originated?”
Now Maa translate Mother or Mama,but has ever anyone thought where these word came from,I really have no idea..

For me “Mother or Maa or Mama” is the most powerful word,the First word a baby generally speak,but there is no theories whatsoever on the origination of the Word…

So I take it this way..”Long back when Human was in the process of evolution,A Woman was holding her baby and the baby chuckled “mammaama”,”maa” and the likes,since these were the first word that came out of the baby mouth made the woman very happy,Now as in early times Humans didn’t use their brains that much and maybe the didn’t have any particular name to address each other,So I guess the Woman thought of taking the chuckling of her Baby as a way to address her…May be she took that as her name,and said to others that her baby has given her that name…Now as the Evolution Process took pace more and more words evolved as Humans started using their brains and that way other words got added..But the word “Maa” came to address a Mother,Now the word Mother is also the formation of the Process of Evolution.. 😀

Another Possible Origination–As we all know–“The goat makes a bleat sound, which sounds like a ‘Maa-Maa‘.So I think in early days,May be a Goat came near to a Woman and started calling “Maa-Maa” and the Woman was so touched by the voice of the Goat that she thought of taming her.Now once she started taming her,The bonding between them became very strong and the Goat was like a child to her calling her “Maa-Maa“.So the bonding between a Child and Mother was well reflected,The word “Maa” is what we used to address our Mother

And How could I end my Post without my new Handsome Stick Figures.. :-P,So here they are.. 🙂

Stick-Man Thinking about the Question in the Present

Thinking

Thinking

Stick-Man still Thinking But no answer to the Question

Still Thinking

Still Thinking

Stick-Man so emerged in thinking,He forgot when he got married.. 😛

Forgot the Real World

Forgot the Real World

 

P.S.–The Above mentioned things are my imagination as The Origination of the Word “Maa” is bugging me a lot,Please take it in a Humorous Spirit as I don’t mean anything offensive.. 😀
But for me– “MAA” word is the most powerful word in the world..:D,If anyone have knowledge about its Origin,Please Mention in the Comment Section..

Hungry Kya?No Worries–FoodPanda is Here

For the Past few days I have been very busy at my work,I barely get time to cook my dinner so I was having a lot of trouble taking dinner regularly.. :(.And the fact is I end having my dinner at some restaurants most of the time..But even doing that is also getting tiresome for me…So I decided to order food online,it is not that I have not ordered food online,I have tried it many times,but this time I found something new–I mean a New Website for ordering food online and Let me introduce it to you Guys—

A Big Round of Applause for the all new–FoodPanda-Browse|Click|Eat

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For those who have visited FoodPanda please read on and those who haven’t  surely must read on.. :D,Because whenever you are in hurry,hungry or tired,just go to foodpanda.in and have what you love.. 🙂

*Please click on the images for better view..

To start off the best I like about FoodPanda is its simplicity and the ease of use of the site,generally when you are really hungry or tired you don’t want to go through all the heavy browsing or clicking and FoodPanda makes your life easy by just making you to click 3 times and type 2 times and off you will land in the Menu of your Favorite restaurant,isn’t it easy enough to go for this site.. :),Here’s what the ordering looks like–

Foodpand OrderingFoodpanda Ordering

See I told you Guys just 3 steps is what all you need to order your favorite food and the last well obviously payment(You have to Pay for what you order.. ;))
And if you are logged on in Google and has enabled auto-tracking of your location and  then FoodPanda automatically takes your City and Locations,so saving up your time and typing,great feature isn’t it,all you have to do is click Find Food Now and the list of restaurants appears for you…

Apart from that the site also offers Deal of The Week–Simply click on the ‘Get the Deal’ button and if the deal is available in your location we can have it..Enjoy… 🙂

Deals of the Week-FoodpandaDeals of the Week-Foodpanda

Moreover for the simplicity and ease of use,the sites also provide the options to order food choosing the Cuisines that you like,Simply choose the cuisines and it will show you with the restaurants providing such cuisines and they have wide ranges of Cuisines.. 🙂

Foodpanda CusinesFoodpanda Cuisines

So it is very easy to use Foodpanda and moreover once you order your food they keep you updated with your order and also provide the option of Cash on Delivery…Here is the list of FAQs if you still have questions about the–Go on check them out–Foodpanda FAQ’s

So I have said a lot about Foodpanda and now it is your turn to experience their service,but before you proceed to let me tell you guys a little bit about the Team Foodpanda India–So They are a small team of Designers,thinkers who wanted to make ordering food online simpler,fast and fun and from my experience I will say they are just awesome–Here you can Know more about Them.And if you are wondering about their working hours,let mention you that totally depends on the timings of Restaurants you choose and but if you have any queries you can call Foodpanda between 11AM to 11PM

They are also widening their horizons,currently present in almost 13-14 cities in India and here is the List of Cities they provide service,providing Popular Cuisines and Ease of Ordering and Customer Satisfactions being their priority they are surely going to make it,that’s what I feel and I am not wrong.. 😀

Just see for yourself How Foodpanda is growing and making its mark pretty nicely–Here

Believe Me I have experienced Foodpanda’s service and I like it a lot,So in the next post I will share my experience and now off I go to order from foodpanda.in

And here is a cartoon dedicated totally to foodpanda.in

FoodPanda
FoodPanda

Disclaimer–The image posted here is the property of foodpanda.in and the information provided here is for general purpose only

Happy RAMADAN

As Ramadan is starting from 11th July in India as per reports,So I wish all the Muslims all over India and the World a Happy and Prosperous RAMADAN.

Generally Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar and is considered as one of the Holiest Month in Islam.Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting.This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.

In The Quran it is mentioned as below

Chapter 2, Revelation 185 of the Quran states:

“The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.”

Once again I wish you all “HAPPY RAMADAN”… 🙂

P.S. :-I am not a Muslim so there may be some error in this post,though I have taken utmost care in writing this post if you come across any mistake do point it out in the comments section…. 🙂

P.P.S. :-Source Google and Wikipedia and Image Courtesy-123greetings.com

HAPPY RAMADAN

HAPPY RAMADAN

How To-Claim WordPress blog on Alexa

Sometimes back I had a very rough day in figuring out how to add my site on Alexa.I think most of us has heard about it and there is no need for formal introduction it is one of the big players in the search engine business that has been around since 1996. Although it isn’t as large as Google.com or Bing.com, it plays a unique and important role.

Alexa openly gives detailed site metrics and traffic reporting with its search results that a large number of tools and people use when evaluating a Web site. Also,Alexa has an extensive set of APIs and Web Services that are commonly used by a large number of third party search tools but all those are not for free user and you need to have a premium account for that,but for majority of us the free account does the important thing that is how to get your site into Alexa.

But the process of claiming a site in Alexa is not easy with a wordpress.com site and there also no enough information over the net on how to do it the easy way.So,I thought to come up with a How To post to let WordPress user generally those who are new to WordPress as well as blogging like me to get their site in Alexa.

Step #1: Crate an account with Alexa.

Step #2: Once you have your Alexa login and you are logged into your new account, click on the second toolbar tab on the top of the site titled ‘Claim Your Site’.

Step #3: Enter the URL of your site.

Step #4:Now you will have two options.First One is to upload a file to the root directory or your site,which cannot be done since it is hosted on wordpress.com.So,the second option is the one we should use,the verification id must be added somewhere in the home page of your blog(Don’t get confused you really don’t have to add it to your home page).

So far So Good and we are still on Alexa site with our verification Id ready.Below is a screen capture of the Alexa verification page,followed by the steps we should follow to proceed.

Alexa Verification Step

Alexa Verification Step

Alexa Site Verification Steps:

  1. Copy the meta tag(Red box in the picture),make sure to copy the whole thing as it is.It looks like:-.
  2. Log into your WordPress.com Blog and go to dashboard.
  3. Click Tools on the left hand sidebar and Available Tools.Tools
  4. There are three Text boxes in which to enter codes on this page.I tried on Google webmaster and Pinterest Site Verification for this verification but didn’t tried Bing.
  5. Paste your entire meta tag into the Google Webmaster or Pinterest Site text box.Capture
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. Go to  Alexa verification page opened earlier in Step #4.
  8. Click the “Verify My ID” button.
  9. This is it,if all goes well and if you have followed the above steps correctly you should see a green check-box with a message saying “Your site is successfully claimed”.
  10. Click the “Continue” button to finish your site registration.

That all for now,I hope it is simple and helpful to those who are new to WordPress and trying to get their site on Alexa.

P.S.-Lower the Alexa rank,the Better.

The Arch-Rivals Of Cricket

India-Pakistan

India-Pakistan Champions Trophy

When we do a random search in Google as ‘Arch Rivals of Cricket’,the first result that google throws is ‘India-Pakistan Cricket Rivalry‘.That is the impact of a cricket match between India and Pakistan whether it a is final,warm-up,friendly,league match or a dead rubber match in ICC Champions Trophy which is to held on 15th June 2013.

India-A Strong Contender to lift the Champions Trophy.
Pakistan-Out of the Tournament.

Still the heat of this match is never coming down and a much awaited match for all Cricket Lovers of both the nations.

If we go by the Champions Trophy perspective this match has no significance as India is through to the semi-finals having won their previous 2 matches and Pakistan out of the tournament losing their previous 2 matches.But from the perspective of the cricket fans from both the nations this is going to be a High Voltage Match as with all the other matches between India and Pakistan.

Cricket being considered as a religion in India and also may be in Pakistan,a match between these two teams is always a fulltoo entertainer.With the tickets being sold out for the match within hours of going on sale last November this match looked like a huge entertainer is now just a dead rubber but nevertheless the sporting contests between the arch-rivals are never irrelevant for players and millions of fans across the globe as heroes turn villains or vice-versa depending on the result.

Going by the Team comparison India Team looks better than Pakistan Team,with players like Shikhar Dhawan twingling his moustache,the charismatic Virat Kohli,Sir Ravindra Jadeja,pacerhead Umesh Yadav,Bhuvaneshwar Kumar,Rohit Sharma after getting so many chance is now showing some gratitude towards the team,Suresh Raina the middle order lifeline and leading them from the front The Captain Cool MS Dhoni.

Having said all that,the Pakistan is also geared up for this match and will try with all their might to put the best foot forward and will leave no stone unturned with the likes of Mohd.Hafeez the allrounder,Kamran Akmal,Imran Farhat,the experienced Sohaib Malik,Saeed Ajmal,pacerhead Wahab Riaz and Mohd.Irfan and leading them the Captain Msibah-ul-Haq who is any day a delight to watch for his batting skills

In their recent encounter of 3 day ODI series held in India,Pakistan won the series 2-1 and the 2 t20 International series results was a draw with both team winning a match.But these results are past and lot of things has changed since then.It is considered a myth that when a India-Pakistan match is on the card it is more of a show of Indian Batting versus Pakistanis Bowling and that holds true for this match also.

The match is scheduled on a Saturday which is very good because cricket fans like me don’t want to miss this match even for a second and saturday being a weekend there is no issue as I will free from regular duties and will stick to my TV from 3pm onwards.

At last Wishing best of luck to both the teams and to the people of both the nations and may the deserving team win this match and The game is played in the True Spirits of  Cricket.