Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Univercell SYNC -Ultra Modern Retail Store - My Experience

I was excited since few days to visit the newly opened  UniverCell showroom in Colaba near popular Regal cinema that to at my favourite place in Mumbai ,Basically it all started with Indiblogger contest in which all IB bloggers got an opportunity to visit the store in their city & share their experience .

I am an old customer of Univercell Online store & have purchased various products online ,but this was my first opportunity to visit the newly launched store .

UniverCell Sync Store , Next to Regal Cinema,Colaba ,Mumbai

This is how our weekend started  to explore the new shopping destination for Smart Phones Tablets & other Mobile  essentials  .

Once we reached the UniverCell Sync showroom ,I was surprised to see the  Ultra modern look & also got overwhelmed by the  welcome & gesture shown by staff . The store manager acknowledged our arrival with grace & enthusiasm .
I accompanied my fellow blogger ,she was also excited to see the store ,we started exploring the store by ourselves .
Later, Store manager joined us started showing each sections one by one ,So friends if you are looking for all latest Smart phone bundled with lots of exciting offers this could be the place for you .

All sections were divided based on the purchase requirement ,usage & relative value to the customer .
Based on my experience ,I found the store was divided into various special sections as per below :

1)- Work & Play : 

This section was basically for Professionals like me ,those who want to do everything on their smart phone from MS  Office  ,Webmail ,Messaging ,Surfing ,IM Chat  etc ,things which are as feasible on Tablet .You will find a range of all Phablets(screen size 5 inch above) that suits your needs .


2)- Music : 

This section belongs to all Music lovers ,say it smart phones loaded with high quality music features ,sound box ,i-Pod's ,speakers ,High quality /wireless head phones etc . You will get everything to test & fulfill your hunger for music .


3)- New & Noteworthy :

This section was basically for all new arrivals  phones ,gadgets & accessories .
You will find all latest smart phones featured into this section .I saw LG G Pro /Nexus 5 , HTC One M8 ,Samsung Galaxy S5 bundled with special offers .Also found one gigantic JBL high quality speaker .


4)-Tablet Section  :

You will find all the latest Tablets along with all accessories  in this section ,which are very useful for students & working professionals . Just to name few I found Apple i-Pad Air ,Samsung Galaxy & other major brands .


5)-SYNC Services :

One of the main differentiator I found with Univercell is their SYNC services .It provides customer the freedom of Personalisation ,you will find expert helping you for software set up,Phone Setup, hardware services & mobile first aid  are just few of them ,their are lots of other services they offer .To know more please visit the nearest Univercell store .

5)- Point & Shoot (Fun Section) :

I liked this section the most ,you can have fun while purchasing your phone .So just point & shoot with fun images ,take selfies with the help of frames & other stuffs .

Apart from these major section they have  one  more differentiator from other major retailers in this domain :

Mobile theft  & damage insurance Plan :This insurance plan covers  reasons like theft ,fire accidental damages ,strike ,malicious damage & other fortuitous circumstances .
They also  provide pick & drop facility to avail such services which is a plus looking at the traditional carry-In warranty given by mobile companies .

#Plans are starting from 799 INR to 1199 INR 

Some Magic Moments :
Over all experience with UniverCell was great & I will recommend  everyone who likes to explore new range of smart Phones & other music gadgets this can be the destination for you .

We had also enjoyed the Framebox shoot at P&S section with the showroom staff .
I met few wonderful bloggers along with Univercell team including 

Store Manager -Tanvir Ansari  & 
VP Marketing & Brand Strategy - Soumya Menon 

Fun Masti with Univecell staff 

Me with my fellow blogger
I also want to mention one incident which might be not relevant  but worth mentioning here ....

"Basically we had explored all the section & discussing some facts with Store manager at the end of our visit ,suddenly one lady jumped In ,she was in hurry ,Store manager introduced us to her saying she is the VP of Univercell (Brand strategy ) her name was Soumya ,we had casual introduction ,then she told us that we bloggers are doing great job & Indiblogger is such nice portal  .Meanwhile she mentioned that she had a flight to catch & then she turned to her staff asking everyone if they had lunch or not ,even she asked the store manager to get something for lunch . I got inspired , her down to earth nature ,inspite of being in hectic schedule & hurry  she cared for her staff .Kudos !! "

At the end when it was time for farewell ,guess guys we were not empty handed .
We got a complimentary  meal bag of  Cafe Coffee day for refreshment  containing 1 Spinach hot dog ,1 brownie, mango juice & a water bottle ....
"We luved the treat & brownie it was as sizzling as our visit to Univercell store   ..."

Overall great Techsperience !!
Click here  for the  List of Univercell Stores in Mumbai 
Click here  for the  Maps of Univercell Stores in Mumbai 

  This post is a part of Univercell Sync contest  at

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IM & Social Media Etiquettes For Corporates

Instant message (or "IM") interruptions are like emails you just can't ignore. The little ping and the way it pops up in front of whatever you're doing make it an extremely effective way for someone to virtually hijack your productivity at work.  

Also, Social Media is an important part of the organization, brand or personal identity. Failure to understand the proper etiquette for these platforms can be damaging and embarrassing.

Chat, IM(Instant Messaging), Texting Etiquette :

1 )-Try not to be overly cryptic or your meaning can be misread. Practice communicating briefly .

2)-Use IM for casual topics or informational briefs.IM is not the place for serious topics or confrontational issues.

3)-Check if it is a good time to chat. Refrain from IMing if the other person is in screen share mode

4)-Always consider if calling the other party on the phone is better when texting about sensitive topics

5)-If you are not good at multitasking, do not continue multiple IM sessions and leave folks hanging while you communicate with others.

6)-Learn how to use the features of your IM program. Specifically you are "busy" and "away" message features.

7)-Take into consideration who you are communicating with to determine the acronyms and emoticons that should be used - if at all.

Social Media, Blogs and Forums Etiquette : 

1)-Keep in mind when posting on social media or message boards that you are in a global arena .

2)-When discussions get out of control; don't stoop to name-calling or profanities. You are better than that!

3)-Keep commercialism to no more than a link at the end of your comment or contribution .

4)-Stay on topic and discuss issues only relative to the thread/topic in question

5)-Never give out personal information or specifics or your location on online -- nor should you give out the personal information of others!
6)-Keep in mind there will always be differences of opinion. Try to remain objective and not personalize issues.

7)-Be sure to edit, or remove any part of the post you are replying to that is no longer necessary to the ongoing conversation


Monday, August 11, 2014

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2-Review on Kotak Mahindra Bank -Kotak Jifi Account.

3- Microsoft Virtual Academy

4-  Summary on Effective phone confernce

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Microsoft Virtual Academy -An Overview

Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website for Developers and IT Pros offering free Microsoft training delivered by experts .

Microsoft Virtual Academy – MVA is a cloud-based learning experience focusing on Microsoft Technologies. You can access a variety of training content online to assist you in becoming one of the renowned experts in the IT Pro and developer communities around the world. MVA provides its users with a virtual university experience: the students can select a course and study the material and then complete the self-assessment. Students on MVA can get access to information and training on the latest Microsoft technologies to help prepare them to maintain a long-term relationship with Microsoft. Learning through MVA is free of charge, and you can study any time at your own pace.

The MVA platform is hosted on the latest Microsoft Azure technology, which provides a responsive online learning experience!

Microsoft Virtual Academy has thousands of courses on various technologies, at various skill levels and in various different forms – Live Events, Videos, PowerPoints, PDFs, etc.
Here’s a link to some of the most popular courses right now:
But if you’re after a particular topic or product, you might prefer to search through the Courses page for a specific topic that interests you.

Check it out and keep up to date with the changes being rolled out across various products.
This is great way to learn new products and do get some practical expect of it. Since this is a common learning area we can't complain about how the material has been provided. if you are at expert level it would little annoying to read each line but at the same time it helps beginner. There are some time it has glitch and all but it can be corrected if you know what you are learning. I would prefer to go through books first and then try to do labs which helps a lot and you can do some extra things as well.

I love MVA... can't complain!

I have completed one course on cloud recently "Introduction to Private,Hybrid and public Cloud "
Post completion you will get point which will add to your current ranking on portal .

You will get a transcript "certificate" for course completion ,something like this :

For more information visit :

Feel free to ask any query related to this !!
Thanks for visiting ....

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Income Tax Slab for AY 2015-16 (FY 2014-15)

Income Tax Rates & New Income Tax Slab for AY 2015-16 (FY 2014-15)

As a salaried Professional ,Tax saving is one of the most important aspect in our investment plannings & savings .As the new NDA govt has announced the Union budget for FY 2014-15,I just wanted to share what is there for us w.r.t to Tax saving .

I am hoping for some effective changes in Tax slab & policies from Modi & NDA government  thinking that "Acche Din aane walein hai " 

Finger crossed for next few years !!

Income Tax Rates applicable for Individuals, Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), Association of Persons (AOP) and Body of Individuals (BOI) in India as proposed in the Union Budget for FY 2014-15 is as under :

Assessment Year 2015-16, Relevant to Financial Year 2014-15

For Individuals below 60 years age (including Woman Assessees):
Tax Rate
Upto 250,000
250,000 to 500,000
10% of the amount exceeding 250,000
500,000 to 1,000,000
Rs.25,000 + 20% of the amount exceeding 500,000
1,000,000 & above
Rs.125,000 + 30% of the amount exceeding 1,000,000

For Individuals aged 60 years and above but below 80 years (Senior Citizen):
Tax Rate
Upto 300,000
300,000 to 500,000
10% of the amount exceeding 300,000
500,000 to 1,000,000
Rs.20,000 + 20% of the amount exceeding 500,000
1,000,000 & above
Rs.120,000 + 30% of the amount exceeding 1,000,000

For Individuals aged 80 years and above (Very Senior Citizen):
Tax Rate
Upto 500,000
500,000 to 1,000,000
20% of the amount exceeding 500,000
1,000,000 & above
Rs.100,000 + 30% of the amount exceeding 1,000,000

Tax Credit: 
Finance Bill 2014 is silent on the Section 87A, which was introduced by Finance Bill 2013 with effect from AY 2014-15 and provides a rebate of Rs. 2,000 for every person whose income doesn’t exceed Rs. 500,000. Hence this provision continues for AY 2015-16 as well.

Surcharge on Income Tax: 10% of the Income Tax payable, in case the total taxable income exceeds Rs.10,000,000. Surcharge shall not exceed the amount of income that exceeds Rs.10,000,000.

Education Cess: 3% of Income Tax plus Surcharge

Note: The above Income Tax rates have been proposed in the Union Budget for FY 2014-15 presented by the NDA government. These rates supersedes the proposal in the Vote On Account presented by the erstwhile UPA government pending Lok Sabha elections. 

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