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AuthorMani Karthik

In my pursuit to happiness, I share everything I've learnt on this blog. From productivity to spirituality and everything in between. I quit my cozy job in Silicon Valley to pursue blogging & is an Entrepreneur now. I help startups grow & teach people blogging.

Visiting USA – A Guide for First Timers

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I’ve lived in the US for about 6 years. Also visited it couple of times for work and leisure (on visit visa). And I share a lot of my experience on my blog. Perhaps because of this, lot of people ask keep me about visiting USA. What is the process involved, things to keep in mind etc. In this article, I thought I’ll write up everything I’ve learned over the years about visiting...

The Thing About Life, Nobody Ever Tells You

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“And they lived happily ever after.” – This is the biggest lie you ever heard (or one of them). From fairytales to fantasies, we’re all conditioned to believe that life is all about perfection. The perfect life, the perfect job, the perfect wife, the perfect home. But life is anything but perfect. Perfection is just our excuse. It’s a mask we wear ‘cos we...

Punjab Grill Review: Authentic Punjabi Cuisine in Kochi

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So, the other day, I visited the new Punjabi Grill restaurant that opened at Lulu Mall, Kochi. You know, the one on the second floor, next to Hamley’s and stuff. On the first look, it looked very upscale and polished, with lot of space inside and amazing decor. Everything was in deep black and gold! Nice taste right there. I was greeted well as I entered and the floor manager Mr.Arun took...

Redmi 4 Review: A Good Smartphone at an Affordable Price

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Xiaomi is an international smartphone maker that has always tried to provide cost effective devices, using less-expensive components. In July 2013, Xiaomi launched a budget smartphone line, Redmi, that used the companyโ€™s MIUI operating system, based on Android. The phones from this line can be easily distinguished due to their small screen size, which is usually 5 inches, as compared to the Redmi...

Redmi 5 Review: A Good Looking Smartphone with 3 RAM Variants

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Xiaomi is one smartphone company that is known to disrupt the market with its efficient devices at the low prices. Xiaomi did it once again with its Redmi 5, which was launched in the Indian market in December 2017 at a starting price of Rs.7,999. The unique thing about the Redmi 5 is that it is Xiaomiโ€™s slimmest device in the Redmi series. In comparison with its predecessor, the Redmi 4, the 7.7...

Oppo A83 Review : Are Selfies More Important than Security?

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The Oppo A83 was initially launched in the Indian markets in December 2017. The device was priced around Rs.11,000 at that time. The phone has been touted as the less costly alternative to the Oppo F5, one of the most prominent models from Oppo’s famous F series, due to the A83โ€™s large aspect ratio and AI-powered selfie beautification feature. In 2018, an upgraded version of the previously...

Oppo F7 Review: Not Much More Than a 25 MP Selfie Camera

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Chinese smartphone maker, Oppo, has established itself as a leading brand in India, having garnered quite a large fan following. Oppo’s F-series, with amazing selfie capabilities, are by far the most popular and successful phones from this brand. Oppo F7 is another selfie-centric offering, packed with great hardware. The device was launched in March 2018 in the Indian markets, with a price...

Oppo Find X Review: Enticing the Masses with Hidden Cameras

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Oppo’s flagship smartphone, Oppo Find X, was unveiled globally at an event in Paris in June 2018. The bezel-less beautiful smartphone was launched in India on July 12, 2018, at an event in New Delhi. I have been frustrated for some time by the fact that the market currently lacks innovations in smartphones. Most of the brands are taking inspiration from each other and launching their...

Vivo Y55 Review: Good Choice Only for Heavy Gaming

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When designing the Vivo Y55, the Chinese smartphone maker appears to have taken inspiration from a number of smartphones. The Y55โ€™s Rose Gold back cover makes it look like an iPhone, while the overall appearance is very similar to Vivo V3 Max. On the other hand, the ergonomics of the device gives it an illusion of ab Oppo F1, which you might not notice if you are not too branding conscious. The...

Vivo Y21L Review: Not the Best Choice of Affordable Smartphone

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Vivo entered the Indian market in 2014. In 2015, the Chinese electronics major set up a plant in Noida, UP, and joined the Make in India bandwagon to cater to the domestic demand in India. Vivo is one smartphone company that lives by its commitment to offer quality products to its valued customers. However, the Vivo story has been slightly confusing. Many high-end phones from the company fail to...

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