Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 1 - FordFigo - We, the model!

Aakriti getting ready for the BIGGEST (and the only) shoot of her life! - Rumor is the makeup artist (also done for Bipasha basu, Kareena Kapur, etc) was so pleased with her sparkling skin that he told Aakriti to go ahead and become a bollywood star

And that is me - getting pampered at the right place at the right time :)



Proud of getting so much attention - 3rd most important day of our lives actually - 

1st  for us being selected to SRCC and IIT JEE
2nd  - Marriage
3rd - FordFigo shooting!



That is Aakriti 2.0 - more advanced | more shining | bestest! 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lucky couple - Ford Figo Smart and Smarter India Tour contest!

It was just a simple tweet by Kshitij but we did not know it will bring so much excitement in our lives!


Aakriti and I applied for this contest by Ford Figo team (please visit the blog for more details).

In brief this is what the contest is all about


  1. Four recently married couples are selected who will drive the special 50,000th Ford Figo on a pre-decided route in October 2010. 
  2. The tour spans across three weeks, will be flagged off in Chandigarh and culminate in Chennai - the hometown of the Ford Figo. 
  3. The 50,000th Figo (the couple driving it) will pass through Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Gwalior, Indore, Nagpur, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
  4.  Each chosen couple will drive one leg of the route (3-5 days) and hand over the car to the next. In each city, the couples will get a chance to be a part of the promotions that Ford India will conduct and experience some of the Smart and Smarter activities in those cities. 
  5. The Ford Figo Smart & Smarter India Tour is not a competitive event, in fact, is more experiential and indulging.
And we got this mail from Palin (Twitter)


We are so damn excited! Thanks Ford for being part of this exciting trip.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

7 features that are needed in New twitter

“NewtTitter” is about to come in our lives and it promises to alter our lives for ever and after. But, before we embrace the new twitter with same love and emotion like we did with Twitter, lets just note down what we really need on Twitter? 

1. Refer back feature – Quickly , can you take out the tweet when friends wished you happy birthday in 2009? The fact is, it is extremely cumbersome 9and sometimes impossible) to search for tweets to refer back. Ability to look for a specific tweet no matter how old and how deep it is on Twitter should be made easy – may be at just 2 clicks? Possible?

2. Advance search – Search is still so primitive. Ok Ok, I am not going to compare it with Google, but hey, still, I should be able to find the same Abhishek Gupta who is from Kanpur and was with me in ITBHU…right? There is no advance feature on Twitter.

3. Analytics – I am not sure why Twitter has not opened analytics for users? When there are so many apps doing it already (like bit.ly) why can not twitter do it? I would love to know how many people came to my profile? Where did they come from? Why did the come from? No? 

4. Better user interface for Lists – Let us accept it – loading lists is extremely tough. Why can not they have multiple dashboards like Tweetdeck, hootsuite, etc

5. Sharing  - Alas, we still have to share links from Yousendit.com for large files, Youtube.com for videos on Twitter. Why can not just browse and share? Like they do for pictures? High time folks! – We want easy sharing for multiple form of content.

6. Mobility - Better app for mobile. Anyday! – Twitter mobile interface sucks big time. There are not many good twitter clients (barring for high end smart phones) You can not share pictures. You can not even see tweets conveniently.

7. Google Adsense program – There are many bloggers that I know are today doing full time blogging. Because they are good and can earn money via ads especially Google adsense. Why does not Twitter allow these people to put up ads on their twitter pages? They are spending so much time on Twitter, would it not be fair for them to make some money out of it?

 

Well, now lets keep our fingers crossed and experience what all we get. I am sure, we will get all of the above , its just a time matter. if not this time, we might get it in the next next-twitter :)
And here is the video of New Twitter