A Fresh Review

Berger Express Painting Review – A faster, Cleaner, Better Way of House Painting

Berger Express Painting

Berger Express Painting

 

Saturday Berger Paints and IndiBlogger arranged an activity-filled event about innovation in house painting. It was interesting to know how much the painting world has changed. I wish I knew about Berger Express Painting service couple of years back when I painted my house. This advanced technology makes painting job a faster, cleaner and better method then the tradition painters. If you are planning to paint your house or just get one of those fancy textured walls then do check out the Berger Express Painting service and save a lot of your time and sanity in the process.

My experience with Traditional Painting Method:

Couple of year back I planned to change the paint of my house to a very elegant cream color which I had in my mind for quite a long time. Every room in my house was of a different color and the only instruction I gave to the local contractor/ painter was to change every room to my choice of cream that I selected from a range of almost identical colors sheet of cream and white at the local store that the contractor suggested.

The store-owner and contractor spoke in their mother tongue that I could not understand which made me feel like I was being taken for a ride. I should have noticed the red flags but as he was the only painter available before Diwali, I ignored my gut feelings and went with every suggestion the contractor was throwing in my direction.

The moment I purchased the paint cans and fresh brushes, the contractor took over the project and I felt that I had no control of what was going on in my own house. Next 12 to 15 days my house was a complete mess and I felt helpless and frustrated.

The bloggers meet made me realise that Berger Express Painting would have saved my Time, Money and Sanity. 

How Berger Express Painting Tools would have helped:

Amazing “Home Painting Tools” 

1. SANDING MACHINE:

Short-handle Sanding Machine

Short-handle Sanding Machine

The workers had little to no regards about my furniture and a lot of time the ignored my suggestion to cover up the things in my house. My house was dusty and it was difficult to work, eat and even sleep because of the toxic dust in the house.

Here the Sanding Machine would have worked like a charm as it is,

  • Faster & Cleaner
  • Dust-Free Vacuum Function
  • Regulated Speeds

    2. MULTIPURPOSE MIXER

MULTIPURPOSE MIXER

Multipurpose Mixer

The shade of my choice changed in the mixing process. As every room had, a different base color that the workers did not sand of completely the cream shade looked different in every room, which was not what I demanded from the contractor.   

Here the Multipurpose Mixer could have helped get the shade and texture right as it is,

  • Quick & Hassle-free Mixing
  • Regulated Speeds
  • Putty & Texture Mixing

    3. AUTO ROLLER

Auto Roller

Auto Roller

The workers sanded off the old color with hand and it was ended up uneven and with bad finishing. The brushes could not cover up the sloppy work and the whole wall got a bad finishing.

Here the Auto Roller would have helped as it is,

  • Adjustable Roller
  • Automatic Paint Pumping
  • Superior Finish

    4. HIGH PRESSURE WASHER

high pressure washer

High Pressure Washer

The high pressure washer helps to clean up difficult to clean walls like the ones that are blackened or have fungus as it is,  

  • Hi-speed Pressure Wash
  • Pressure Regulator
  • Nozzle Adjustment

    5. AIRLESS PAINT SPRAYER

    Airless Paint Sprayer

    Airless Paint Sprayer

The Airless Paint Sprayer can give an uniform finish as it is,

  • Quick Application
  • Supports Water-Based Paints & Primer
  • Uniform Finish

About Berger Express Painting –

Berger Paints India being an innovation driven organization has come up with the Berger Express Painting service in order to upgrade the painting process. For some time now market research showed that the process of painting, for consumers was a very time consuming affair which came with its share of health hazards. Keeping this in mind Berger Paints has come up with the motto of a “Faster, Cleaner and Better” experience for consumers with its Express Painting service. It has been designed keeping in mind the upgradation of the painting process whereby both the consumers and the applicator benefits from this new service. On the one hand it promises the consumer a world class painting experience minus the dust, dirt and paint spillage with excellent finish and on the other hand it assures the applicator of more business by reducing the time required for each painting assignment.

With tools designed to specifically make the process of painting faster and hassle-free, painting is now an enjoyable experience:

40 percent faster than traditional painting!

Trained painters for efficient and better painting

Get sparkling results with our no-mess tools!

Cutting-edge vacuum suction-enabled sanding machines keep your house dust-free!

Better coverage and smoothness guaranteed each time!

Our certified tools ensure a better finish with high efficiency!

All these benefits and more offered at no additional cost!

About Berger Paints

Berger Paints India is headquartered at Kolkata, with 10 strategically located manufacturing units and about 110 stock points. The company also has an international presence in 4 countries (Nepal, Bangladesh, Poland and Russia). With employee strength of above 2800 and a countrywide distribution network of 25,000+ dealers, Berger is acclaimed as a game changer in the sector with a vibrant portfolio of paints and tailor-made customer services in every paint segment.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BergerPaintsIndia/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergerPaintsInd

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bergerpaintsindia/

The Vibrant Writer Mobile App Launch & FirstWire Apps Review

We are proud to announce that The Vibrant Writer Mobile App is available for free download on Google PlayStore we invite you all to download the App for free from here.

The Vibrant Writer Mobile App

The Vibrant Writer Mobile App

The Vibrant Writer Mobile App provides you with an unique opportunity to carry all the posts in your pocket.

Some of the high level features of the app are:
1. Offline access to posts
2. Social sharing of posts
3. Option to bookmark the post and read later
4. Search the posts
5. Get notifications for latest posts.

The App is created by FirstWire Apps. 

Today is our Blog Anniversary. The Vibrant Writer (dot) com is another year old and we are growing in leaps and bounds. In my experience as a blogger, I have learnt that running a blog brings out a wide-ranging mix of emotions. Many times, I have been delighted to see a positive feedback from a client or a reader. On the other hand, every tiny technological glitch has scared me enough to keep me awake at nights. While writing a fresh article sometimes words would flow naturally this is when I experience pure bliss inversely they were also days when I stared at blank word document for hours questioning my life choices.

How has Blogging changed my Life?

Blogging helped me stretch my creative mind while the logical side of my mind had no choice but to expand as it tried to understand and cope up with the ever changing technology.

I am eternally grateful to my blog for giving me a purpose, an identity, a creative outlet, work satisfaction, hope and strength. It has made me a part of a brilliant community of highly creative people and has brought me closer to like-minded people from all over the world. Blogging expanded my reach, my universe bigger than I could ever imagine.

One important lesson I learned this year from blogging is to keep moving, to keep updating or in simple words staying relevant.

Why I got an App for my Blog?

The world is changing rapidly and the ones who do not adapt stay behind. Today smartphones are the most preferred platform of internet users. I was constantly checking if my site is mobile friendly and was not very satisfied with the results I was getting. I needed something that will be user friendly for the loyal readers of my blog. After some research, I decided to launch a mobile App on the day of my blog anniversary.

The Vibrant Writer App is live on Google Play Store. Anyone can download it for free HERE

Why did I choose FirstWire Apps to develop my Blog App?

 To be frank I had no knowledge about the App development industry. While doing some initial search FirstWire App’s site caught my attention as they create mobile apps for Bloggers and Small & medium companies.

I had a lot of questions and Anand Agarwal, the founder of FirstWire App’s answered all of them with patience. I exchanged a series of mails with Anand, every mail with a new question and he was prompt in replying them all. His answers helped to remove my fear of security concerns and other technical issues and gave me the confidence to go for the App.

How is the After Sales Service of FirstWire Apps?

I got constant updates from Anand while the App was in developing stage. After the development, he sent me a link to download the App on my phone. I suggested few minor changes and they were done in few minutes. This went on for a while and he was highly patient with me. I am also in the service industry and I value how politely he handled all my quires and suggestions.

I am happy with the after Sales service of FirstWire Apps and hope to see the same response from them in future.

Would I recommend them to a fellow blogger?

Yes, definitely because FirstWire Apps’ Developers are professional, fast, flexible and they know how to keep their client happy.

How to contact FirstWire Apps:

Anand Agarwal (founder of FirstWire Apps) direct contact: +91-9986292508

Website: First Fire Apps 

Adress: 2nd Floor, No. 1/1, 46 Cross, Sangam Circle, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore, India – 560070.

Mail: info@firstwireapp.com 

Mobile: +91-9538 188288

Few FAQs I like on the website of  FirstWire Apps:

Question 1: “I have a mobile friendly website, Why do I need a mobile app?”

Answer: There are some fundamental differences between two:

Website is for attracting new customers while app is for creating loyal customers

For website you need to open the browser, enter the website URL while app is just a tap away.

On website the customer comes, completes the activity and exits while on app the communication is two-way and ongoing.

Websites are more responsive to search queries but apps provides engagement, loyalty, and ease of use. App “lives” on user’s device.

The most successful marketers use their mobile website to attract new customers and convince them to download their app, generating an opportunity for profitable & ongoing relationships.

Question 2: Why should I get a mobile app?

Answer: Total number of mobile users have already surpassed the number of desktop users. World is moving from desktop to mobile-first to mobile-only era. Website is not enough as it cannot be fully optimized for mobile experiences. Mobile app provides better user engagements as it is sitting permanently on phones. Native mobile app provides many unique advantages like offline access, sharing etc.

Question 3: Who are behind FirstWire Apps?

Answer: We are a team of Code Ninjas, running technology business for past four years. FirstWire Apps is part of the group BICSL (Business Intelligence Consultant & Services LLP). BICSL is involved in building Analytics, Big Data & Mobile App products.

Question 4: Will you change the app as per my requirements?

Answer: We provide basic customizations like Color changes, Name, logo and branding etc. If you need a new feature on top of an existing app template then we would take it as a separate project. Please contact sales team for such requirements.

Post a Comment, Question or Suggestion below or by clicking “Comment” link under the Title.

 

The Drenched Duo (#YaaronKiBaraat)

Me with my Best Friend

Me with my Best Friend

What makes someone our best bud? Someone who fills our life with love and laughter, someone who gets us into trouble but also tries to get us out of a pickle. A best friend gives us the courage to go beyond our mental limitations, someone who challenges us to try to achieve our dreams, and someone with whom we can share anything and everything, someone who stops us from repeating our past mistakes but also sometimes become partners in a different blunder.

“When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun’.” ― Groucho Marx

I share a very strong bond with my best friend. For the last 16 years, I have been on fun roller-coaster ride with this special buddy of mine. Soon after we met, we become inseparable. As if two puzzle pieces that fit perfectly we instantly knew, we were meant to be together. Soon our friendship blossomed in love and the companionship got stronger. A decade of courtship got us close enough to be bonded in matrimony.

“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

I share many great memories with my husband. Back in the dating days before we both got busy with our careers we went on a lot of unplanned trips. As we both loved water we would mostly end up at some coastal place. The sun, sand and waves kept calling us and we would immediately get on with another road trip. Rain or shine, by car, bike, ferry, bus or train we would always reach a destination where we could get drenched in the ocean.

Some unforgettable incidents happened on such trips. The scariest one was when we were quite young and stupid. Our first car got stuck in the sand of a secluded beach. We both were scared as we could not find anybody to help us and no matter how hard we tried, the car would not come out. We both had to go and find some locals and then request them to come and help us free our car. The locals did not like tourists and it was not a pleasant situation but the car got out unharmed.

With every challenge we face together we both come out stronger and wiser. We both understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We also understand the value of each other’s support and every day our dependency on each other increases. We feel stronger when we are together as we work as a team.

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” ― Henry Ford

This article is inspired by the ZEE TV’s Yaaron Ki Baraat as the new program got me into the spirit of Celebrating Friendships. I am thrilled to find out such amazing friendships among our favorite celebs.

History will be created on 8th October at 8 PM as Zee TV brings together two living legends of Indian cinema for the very first time on a television chat show. Sharing sepia-toned memories and heart-warming anecdotes from a friendship that spans over four decades is a special jodi that fans haven’t had enough of! Recreating their magic from films like Dostana, Bombay to Goa, Naseeb, Kaala Patthar and Shaan, Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha will spill the beans on their friendship on Zee TV’s chat show hosted by Sajid Khan and Riteish Deshmukh.

Juicifix – Cold-pressed Juices at your Doorstep in Mumbai

Mumbai lifestyle is pretty challenging. In Mumbai, Our system, both internal and external are exposed to heavy pollution, of all forms, toxifying the body and damaging the skin. Health conscious people like me have to struggle to find new solutions getting the maxium amount of nutrition in minimum time and effort and this is where Juicifix fits in.

Juicifix

Juicifix

What is Juicifix?

Juicifix is a Natural & Healthy blend of Raw veggies & Fruits, this is a great source of natural Anti-oxidants, Minerals, Vitamins and the kind of nutrition our system needs on a daily basis. The kind of nutrition that no supplements can provide you with, this builds your immune system to fight illness and help maintain a strong balance within the body, helps keep haemoglobin levels in check, asists with breathing and the list goes on.

Juicifix a new concept beneficial for the health conscious Mumbaikars. Juicifix helps the body recoup and re-vitalise. The type of Nutrition & Anti-oxidants present in one 275ml bottle of Juicifix is required on a daily basis to help keep cancer at bay, helps the skin breathe again and inturn aids in bringing back skin glow, detoxifies the system(body), helps clear the mind & cleanses the lungs, to list a few of the benefits of regular juicing.

Juicifix is not just juice – it’s a way of life, and the tastiest way to lead a healthy, energetic and more fruitful life!

Each ‘fix’ is a healthy concoction of carefully sourced ingredients, cold-pressed and blended into sips of pure rejuvenation. Every bottle is a great detoxifying and cleansing blend and provides the necessary vitamins, minerals and good calories of 275 ml that you would not get by just consuming a fruit or a vegetable a day. And besides, who wants to eat just boring fruits and vegetables.

“Fruits are very important in a daily meal plan.They are a natural source of sugars so are best for immediate energy.They provide lots of vitamins and minerals – strawberries, oranges, and kiwis are great sources of vitamin C. And fruits also provide fiber which helps keep your stomach full for longer and aids in digestion.” – Radhika Karle, Nutritionist and Celebrity Dietitians.

Why Cold – pressed?

It’s cold-pressed – not because it sounds cool but because this method ensures that the vital enzymes, nutrients and minerals stay intact through a controlled extraction process and cold pressure treatment. And as the name suggests, the fruits and vegetables are ‘pressed’ to extract maximum amount of nectar from the pulp and fiber, giving you juice in its most nutritious form.

Just one serving of Juicifix will have you coming back for more. And you can be rest assured that you’re giving yourself the best, most hygienic juice that’s been made at home. From sterilized bottles and fruits washed with filtered water, to a strictly-timed schedule that is designed to maintain optimum nutrition, no expense and energy has been spared to get your Cold-Pressed juicifix to your doorstep every day in mumbai – fresh and delicious.

So here’s to – skin to cleanse, fat to burn, cigarettes to quit, thirst to quench, minds to heal and hearts to touch. Here’s to good health and heart beats, quicker feet and clearer thoughts. That healthy does not have to be boring. That we are change we want to see.

So whether it’s raining or sunny, or if that hangover is making you feel funny – Juicifix will give you a reason to smile.

Order your bottles today – call us on +(91) 98208-53811.

MyDidi – How Cleaning Up can be a Buzzkill

My Didi

MyDidi.in


Suraj walks into his apartment, despondent and tired, throws in his keys into the little shimmer bowl and hears the rattling noise. But is aghast at the ramshackle for an apartment he just walked into. Goes back out, well the flat number is right! Why does my house look like I just walked into a central line station? To his dismay, last night’s party might not have fond memories, but this house is what you are left with and that’s a non-starter for a memory!

Many of us have faced the last night’s terror of a party, where you notice the pretty ladies tip-toeing on a sparkle littered floor, besmeared with the remnants of, what your best guess is, last night’s warm beer. And, despite the ball of a time you are faced with littered food on the floor and some cans that need to be disposed off ASAP! That being said, your home is now not very homely and to fix that with a hangover can be the trouble you didn’t sign up for. You just hope and wish that the help must arrive as soon as possible, but your maid might just lecture you in and rain on your parade. But the house needs some tender care? Where do I find that in this huge city like Mumbai, where finding home cleaning services for a reasonable rate is more of a pain than finding god in this city.

Well, help is on way, and she is considerate, is efficient, is tech-enabled and works completely on-demand. Most of us refer to them as maids but here at MyDidi (Urbanity Multisol Pvt. Ltd.) they call them Didis! The startup in itself is run by Jhonny Jha, a IIT B alumni and is working towards creating a fleet of domestic helpers (referred to as Didis) who are trained in an innovative manner to complete all your home cleaning needs. The training of the fleet is rigorous and enables these women to be independent as well as enable social mobility for them.

In this fast paced world, a Didi, with her skills, can turn that messy house into the cozy home you want to get back to, where you can have that warm cup of tea and unwind! Especially when housekeeping is not your skill or particularly interesting to you, she can be an angel in disguise. The Didis at MyDidi are skilled at cleaning your homes at a reasonable price and get to every neglected nook and cranny of your home. This can be the difference you were looking at when you watch your domestic help take charge of your home while you are sloughing away at work, it’s much like how people in Suits look in formal attire and how we look in real life when we wear the same thing! It’s all in the details, is what the Didis understand best.

She understands that there are pain points to every home, for instance in the kitchen, like the little gap between the tray and your refrigerator, a place you never cared to look or even knew was something you spent a second thinking of, she can clean those ugly little corners. The kitchen is where you find utensils to eat take-out food, and dump the plates or where you experiment with what you call the “French cooking” to delight you on those lazy weekends. But when sinks and platforms go unattended, they turn into breeding grounds for germs and they don’t do any good to your delicacies even if it’s grilled to a perfect medium rare. To the Didis these spots are the first things to be taken care of, and always ensure that your food as experimental or mundane as it is, when in your kitchen is not subjected to any more alien spices than you intended to pour in. In the hall, that was earlier ripped apart due to the little party, the Didi turns it into a spellbinding living room, arranging not only strewn articles, but also going a step ahead by cleaning the windows and turning it into the sparkly clean home, you first moved into. The Didis are also trained to make your bed to perfection and all you need to do is slip into those sheets and fall asleep amidst the soft pillows and cozy sheets. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it, how does this new generation Jeeves work her magic spell on your apartment? It’s a simple process of going on to the website, mydidi.in and booking a service! You can be assured of a call back real soon and avail the best home cleaning service available in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai, today!

This blog post was sponsored by MyDidi.

Thyrocare Aarogyam Preventive Health Checkups – Make Health Your Priority

Is Make Health our Priority? The answer is No if most of our waking time is spent running behind our career. We forget about the most important aspect of our life – health. It is sad that today health is the neglected. We start taking care of our body only when we get some indication of sickness.

Today many people are suffering from many health problems. Our sedentary and stressful lifestyle has aged us before time. Health concerns like blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems are not just for the elderly anymore. We can blame our Lifestyle disorders like stress, pollution, irregular eating and sleeping patterns, excessive usage of chemicals, unhealthy weight, consumption of junk food, addictions like smoking, drinking and worse is destroying our health.

A little change in our lifestyle can make a huge difference to our heart’s health and can increase our lifespan with years. It is not advisable to make sudden big lifestyle changes without consulting your doctor. Self-diagnosis is not only a useless technique but it can also be extremely dangerous.

Many people out of desperation make changes in their lifestyle without understanding the cause of their symptoms. When it comes to health people should make informed decisions and for this one must have regular Preventive Health Checkups.

I have recently done a preventive health checkup and I found some great options in Aarogyam Packages from Thyrocare, which is one of India’s most advance and trusted laboratory.

Thyrocare Aarogyam Packages

Thyrocare Aarogyam Packages

My experience with Thyrocare’s Aarogyam Packages:

1. Very professional service provider

2. After booking an online appointment I instantly got confirmation by mail and SMS

3. They sent me reminders about fasting and before the collection of sample

4. The blood sample was collected from home as per my convenience without any hassle

5. I got a confirmation message after collection of the sample

6. The online reports were provided in time and I am assured that the hard copy will reach me soon, which I have no doubt about.

7. The packages are highly affordable and cover a fast range of tests and profiles.

Benefits of Preventive Health Checkup:

  1. “Prevention is better than cure”, “A stitch in time saves nine” are well-known adages.
  2. Today more emphasis is placed on the prevention of diseases and promoting health awareness.
  3. The chances of curing a disease are high if it is dictated in the initial stage.
  4. Regular checkup can keep you informed about your health and with that awareness and help of your physician you can follow a suitable diet and exercise routine.

  5. Growing sedentary lifestyles, increasing stress levels at work place, tempting and enticing food displays, growing disposable incomes, increased addictions to automobiles, all indicate that we give to our body more than what it needs. This has given rise to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and a host for many other lifestyle disorders.

  6. Clinical laboratories with advanced tests and technologies, can help in identifying various disorders accurately which can be treated completely or at least the progress can be delayed.

Why I chose Thyrocare?

Thyrocare Technologies Limited is India’s first and most advanced Totally Automated Laboratory having its strong presence in more than 2000 cities / towns in India and internationally.

Thyrocare prides itself as India’s first fully automated clinical chemistry laboratory with a focus on providing quality results at affordable costs to clients like laboratories, doctors, hospitals and organizations as well as patients from across the country and abroad. Their Centralized Processing Laboratory consists of 120,000 sq. ft of track automation system that has a capacity to process over 50,000 samples in a day. Situated in Navi Mumbai, the laboratory operates 24×7, processing over 30,000 samples a day with a turn-around time of 4-5 hours.

As a clinical testing laboratory with a vision to provide quality diagnostic services at affordable rates, their test menu is a carefully crafted list of investigations catering as much to sick care as to preventive care. Their tests cover varied age groups from offerings for prenatal screening, to screening for hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies and tracking lifestyle disorders. Listed below are the various test/parameters under different categories.

The new, upcoming and modern technologies are rapidly introducing new diagnostic tools and constantly evolving the booming diagnostic market. Moreover, in today’s competitive environment, operating a successful and cost effective practice is challenging. With a similar intention to conduct diagnostic testing economically, Thyrocare Technologies Limited began its journey in Healthcare sector with a very simple, reliable, highly specific and reproducible technology – the Radioimmunoassay, a Nobel Prize winning, breakthrough technology in diagnostics. However, with exponentially increasing number of samples which demand on an average more than one lakh investigations per day, Thyrocare has made right use of the latest available advanced superior technologies, capable of working on its unbelievable sample volumes, and yet deliver quality and precision to its customers.

Some FAQs I had while booking my appointment with Thyrocare:

Q. What is the quality assurance from Thyrocare? Do laboratory accreditations matter?
A. Thyrocare is one the first Indian diagnostic laboratories to obtain internationally renowned quality accreditations like ISO 9001-2000 rating as early as 2001, which is now escalated to ISO 9001:2008; NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) and CAP (College of American Pathologists) certification.

Q. What is fasting and which tests need it?
A. Some of the tests require that the beneficiary is on fast for 10-12 hours before the sample collection is done. During fasting, no food or beverages are to be consumed by the beneficiary. Only water is permitted. If fasting is not followed, then the results for some of the tests would be affected.

Q. When can you arrange for sample collection after I book my tests?
A. Once booking is done, an appointment has to be confirmed. Our service provider or customer care executive will contact you within few hours to ask for a date of appointment. Alternatively, you can also contact the service provider whose details are given on the confirmation Email / SMS. Appointment date / time is as per the preference of beneficiary. However, it may be subjected to availability of technicians on that particular date/time.

Q. How soon will I get reports?
A. Once the samples are collected, including transit time, the laboratory will take anywhere between 2-5 days time for reporting, depending on your location.

Q. Is a doctor’s prescription needed to avail the testing service?
A. If any preventive healthcare package is required to be done, it does not need doctor’s prescription. However in case of any illness, the patient is advised to consult with their physician before making any booking.

Q. How will the reports be delivered to me?
A. Once the results are released by the laboratory, the service provider will ensure it is hand-delivered or couriered to the address where sample was collected.

This blog post was sponsored by Thyrocare