Vlogging. OR Is it Blogging?

Technology has succeeded in bringing a tectonic shift in almost all aspects of our life.You can even replace the word technology by Internet while you are at it. Internet now, is such an integral part of our lives that it is inane even to think about a life without it. So much so that the coming generation will not even realize that there can even be a life without internet. Internet has changed the way we eat, the way we speak, the way we celebrate, the way we connect, the way we earn. In a gist, it has changed the way we live. Vlogging- which did not even exist as a term (major number of people are not yet aware) has already become the smartest and the latest profession already. On asking a teenager recently – “So what do you want to become?”, I received an answer that left me in a daze. Now I know what he meant when he said – “ I want to become a vlogger!”. If you still have not figured out what vlogging means, well vlogging stands for ‘video-blogging’. And, if you recently found out what blogging is, you need to speed up mate!

Let me help you catch up. If you have been secretly dreaming about becoming a vlogger, then you have struck a goldmine for which you may thank me later. But, first let’s have a look the best vlogging cameras (Yes! They are not a myth) available in the Indian market currently:

1)Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Although the fact that whether it is the best camera suitable for vlogging is debatable. But, the reason that it is considered to be the best DSLR available in the market. The astonishing fact here is that it was released in 2014 (it already seems long ago) and due to this it does not contain major and some basic features like Wi-Fi. And, yes still it is considered the best DSLR currently in 2017. The industry has reached a technological dead-end, they say. The reasons are many. But that is for some other time. Right now, let’s have look that the features that makes this the best camera:

  • Full-frame camera with an ability to provide path-breaking result.
  • A fairly great battery life (950 shots approx)
  • Crazy-high ISO capacity for low light.
  • The best auto-focus system available in the market.

2) Sony A7RII

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With the arrival of Canon EOS 80D and Canon 750D, it is not a very surprising fact now to know that the brand leading the other competitors in this arena by a ‘Usain Bolt’-ish lead is Canon. However, if there is one camera that has even dared to give a competition to 5D Mark III then it is Sony’s A7RII.  Again, it is a mirrorless camera that you can buy for any purpose including vlogging. What makes it great it factors mentioned below in which it has given 5D Mark III a run for the money:

  • Similar price range and additionally it can also record 4K unlike 5D Mark III.
  • Better sensor and better auto-focus.
  • Much smaller and easier to carry.
  • WiFi and NFC (which 5D Mark III lacks).

3) Canon EOS M3:

Canon EOS M3

This is certainly a stand-out option in this list and an outstanding camera. You’ll know why in a short while. It can easily be mistaken for a compact digital camera due to it’s build. Wait till you get your hand on it. It is not only a mirrorless camera but it also contains a sensor that is 2 times bigger than the G7X. It has an APC-S sensor making it brilliant in low-light conditions. The reason it stands-out is the microphone input. So, Canon EOS M3 just saves you from all that pain of using an external recorder.

4) Canon Powershot G7 X MARK II

Canon Powershot G7 X MARK II

It certainly lives up to the legacy of its predecessor G7 X Mark I which was considered to be the best vlogging camera. This one becomes the leader with just few additional features and tweaks, enhancing its performance by manifolds. While DSLRs are my personal favourite, logically compact cameras are worth-it when it comes to vlogging. It has the same amazing lens flip touchscreen, wireless connection, great image quality even in low light and accurate and fast auto-focus like G7 Mark I. But the features below are what makes G7 Mark II distinguishably better:

  • A new rubber grip in design (comes in very handy. Trust me, It does!) which does not allow it to slip through your hands grip.
  • Better Processor, which makes it comparatively faster.
  • Improved auto-focus in low light conditions.
  • Cleaner quality in Low light.
  • Better battery management.

The only feature it lacks is 4K recording. Well, if that is what you are looking for, the one below is just for you.

5) Panasonic LX10

Panasonic LX10

As soon as it comes to compact cameras, Panasonic is a name that you just can’t go mentioning without. It has been receiving a lot of attention in the industry especially due to its video capabilities. The main reason behind Panasonic LX10 is because it provides 4K recording at the cheapest rates in the market. To add to it, it is devoid of the major problem other 4K recording cameras have faced i.e., overheating. It’s flip touch-screen makes it instant hit amongst the vloggers.

Notable mentions: Canon EOS 80D, Canon 750D, etc.

Note: The above list contains a mixture of DSLRs and Compact Cameras.

In a nutshell, the camera that you should go for DSLR or Compact or Camcorder, highly depends on your requirements. And it is needless to say that buying cameras online is the most feasible thing to do as you can easily compare multiple options together. Moreover, it is not advisable to go for an Audi if you do not know how to drive a car. Well, it exactly means what you understood. After all– “It is not only the camera but also the eye behind it that matters.”

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Holi – Different Colours, Different Ways, But The Same Zeal!

The country with one of the richest cultures from all around the world. The country where the celebrations go on round the clock. The country where the culture, the language, the lifestyle, the dresses change in every corner. Is my country India. The differences at times may leave you amazed as to how these corners are a part of one same country. No matter how larger the difference, what binds us all together is the glorious past and the zeal to live the present with pure liveliness.

Holi, as a festival is like a huge tree. The significance, the backstory of festival remains the same like the tree’s trunk. The main essence remains about the colours. But, as the branches grow, they start showing different characteristics. This branches are the celebrations of holi in different states. Let’s have a look at a few of those:

1) Lathmar Holi – Barsana, UP:

This is the quirkiest version that any sort of festival can get. This version of holi is celebrated in Barsana region (Vrindavan, Mathura, Nandgaon, and of course Barsana) Uttar Pradesh. Here, interestingly, festival is celebrated using Lathis (Wooden-sticks) along with colours. And as the tradition goes, women chase away (and hit too!) the men with lathis. The men try to shield themselves as much as they can while wooing! The un-lucky ones are captured by the enthusiastic women who then, make the men wear female clothing and dance in public! Scary! :O

Hindus Celebrate Holi In India

2) Hola Mohalla – Punjab:

This version of holi is celebrated in areas of Punjab wherein all the people come together on the second day post holi dahan. Historically, Guru Gobindsingh started this festival a day for sikhs to practise their military exercises and mock battles. And for obvious reasons, it is also known as warrior Holi. Moreover, a (3-day long) fair is held at Anandpur Sahib which people rush-in large numbers to cherish.

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3) Yaosang – Manipur:

In Manipur,Yaosang i.e., Holi is celebrated for six days starting on Full Moon. Although the main essence of celebration remains the same, Holi is considered to the most important festivals for the locals. The main highlight of this festival is the 5-day long sports festival in every corner and nook of the state along with Thabal Chongba (Dancing in The Moonlight) – a Manipuri Folk Dance.

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4) Rang Panchmi- Maharashtra & MP:

This version is considered to be the most exciting way of celebrating Holi. People of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh celebrate with colours on the fifth day(Panchami) after the Holika Dahan. Bhang is a notable presence in the celebrations here!

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5) Shigmo- Goa

A massive spring celebration for the Hindus in Goa is the Shigmo Festival. Also known as Shishirotsav. There are two variants of this festival : Dhakto Shigmo and Vhadlo Shigmo. Dhakto Shigmo is generally celebrated by farmers, the labour class and the rural population, while Vhadlo Shigmo is of greater consequence and is celebrated by everyone together. Here, traditional folk and street dances are done by farmers. Even tourists at Goa celebrate this festival with a lot of excitement.

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Notable Mentions: Manjal Kuli -Kerala, Hampi Karnataka, Phakuwah- Assam, Elephant Holi – Jaipur, Khadi Holi- Uttrakhand.

Be it any form , be it any version. Holi Gifts are not out of fashion. They never will be. So, choose from the exciting Holi Offers available and surprise your loved ones with colours and gifts!

Source :  http://soniyasen.blogspot.in/2017/03/holi-different-colours-different-ways.html

Kids are the New Fashionistas!

Fashion is omnipresent when it comes to different ages of our mankind. It has been a part of our lives right from the beginning (well almost). Kids already being so adorable, how can they be kept devoid of the passing trends in clothing? They can’t. And why should they? In fact, nowadays, social media becoming such an integral part of lives, kids have already become style icons on the internet. Spring season brings in flowers and freshness. And a new collection in clothing. Be it kids wear or youngsters wear, the trend of generic clothing shifts towards fresh looks, floral prints, vibrant colours and so on. And kids wear is kept funny and funky as expected.

Kid in patterned shirt.

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Buy Kids Clothes Online! Where Options are Ample, Hassles are None!

The parents want their kids to look like little man or woman. As much hilarious it may sound, it certainly makes the kids looks simply adorable. Very Adorable. That is what they look for while online shopping for kids. Be it any season, when it comes to little girls, florals are always preferred. However, some ubercool ‘in-things’ this time around for girls are such as elegant suits (previously which were reserved for women) , “Claudine” collars, princess little dresses in pastel colours and Dusty Lavender and soft Yellow, french buttons and so on. Yellow is the colour that will be ruling the kids collections this Spring!

Girl in Dusty Lavender

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Little Girl dressed in Claudine collared-dress.

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Global Trends in Kids’ Clothing in Upcoming Spring!

Similarly, when it comes to little princes the trends this springs are like patterned fabrics, warm and cool tones together, floral patterns (yes! Floral!), patterned shirts (of course! How can they ever be out of fashion!). When it comes to looking for kids clothes online, patterned shirts with Bermudas are considered as the cutest combination. Serenity Blue and Dusty Green are the two shades going to rule to kids collection for boys! So charge up your thumbs and look for your baby’s (no matter how old, your kid always remains your baby) dresses online. May be your kid is the next internet sensation! You never know!

6 Things You’d Want to Steal from Your Man’s Wardrobe

The only thing, your boy would think, are his clothes that you will never prefer to wear ever. But this post will surely change their opinion on that. Nothing can look more stylish and trendy than his oversized jackets and shirts. May it be your brother, boyfriend or father, make the optimum use of their wardrobe. Because, each of them carries plethora of clothes that would look smoking hot and adorable on you.
So this time, get over your habit of saying ‘I have nothing to wear’. Switch on to your favourite man’s wardrobe without splurging your hard-earned money on rigmaroles of unrestrained bout of shopping. The women’s fashion clothing is hidden right inside the wardrobe you are not looking into. Here are some of his fashionable clothes that will make you look hotter.
#1 Hoodie/Sweatshirt

 

What can be sexier than a girl wearing her man’s hoodie? Possibly nothing! Hop on to his beguiling collection of hoodies and sweatshirts which can provide you with much more than just saving you from shivery winters.
#2 Blazer
 
Getting late for your office meeting and still wondering what to wear to put on your best look? Here is the perfect solution. Head on straight towards the wardrobe of your man, and pick one of the best blazers from his treasure trove. Voila! You are as good as the girl featured on the cover of your favourite magazine.
#3 Jeans
 
The only thing that has the least chance of going out of trend is his ripped or cut-off denim. It is evergreen and no matter what, will always look prettier. Match it with any of your top and it will still look far more natty. Now, you might be wandering in your thoughts about the waist size. Well, belts can always do the work. Don’t overthink! Just go for it.
#4 Flannel Shirt
 
The best one to choose from your man’s clothes is his flannel shirt. One with checks and all soothing colours. It is sure to give you the chic look. Tuck it in your jeans and there you go with the model-like look. That is not it. It can also be worn over your sexy one piece and create an overall new look.
#5 Long T-Shirt
 
His oversized t-shirt will be the one for you. It is more commonly termed as t-shirt dresses. Now a days, these are the trending dresses. You don’t really need to buy it when you have your man’s wardrobe to yourself. Sneak in, search his almirah and pick out the longest one to get a new look. Don’t panic if it is oversized and looks awkward, you can always seek comfort from your best.
#6 Superhero T-shirt
 
Superheroes’ t-shirts like batman and superman are quite a piece these days. Resort to them for your casual outings. We are pretty sure, your guy will have at least one of these t-shirts and hence, you will never have to worry about it.
So ladies, wait no more to get a funky and cool look. While the thumb rule remains same – if you can carry it nicely than pick any or don’t even bother to have a look at it. The women’s clothing online have a variety but to get great look without spending is an art and with these ideas, you surely can master this art.

 

5 Smashing Smartphones Suggested To Buy This Year

Smartphones have taken over the world like a hurricane, in the last few years – to say the least. Continuously advanced technology, and even exciting features every time you come up with a new name. You name it, they have it. The technology is so advanced, you would look for one feature in one phone – you would get almost 4 others in the other. Gives you all the world class features – you could even wish for.

So, if you are in the market looking for the best phone, there are a lot of chances that you might end up with far too many options. The definition of best changes almost with every new feature. As technology goes a notch up higher with every passing month, or even week! So, the only question arises is – which one should you buy?

Here’s a touchdown among all the latest mobile phones, you might want to have a look:

Asus 3s max Gold 5000

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Equipped with a 5.5-inch HD display protected by Gorilla Glass. Other specifications of the device include a Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP / 5MP camera combo. The highlight is its monstrous 5,000mAh battery that promises 37 hours in a stretch! Amazing, isn’t it? Another exciting feature it has is that you can also use this phone as a powerbank to charge other devices via an USB OTG cable.

Gionee S6s

 

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Comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display. Powered by 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a card. For the shooter in you, it has 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Gionee S6s runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3150mAh non removable battery. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Samsung Galaxy J7

 

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Boasts of a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1080 pixels. Powered by 1.6GHz octa-core it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, it packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. Runs with Android 6.0.1 and is powered by a 3300mAh removable battery. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi 4

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Being a successor to the highly popular Redmi Note 3, it already has so much expectations to be fulfilled. With 2GB RAM, it comes with 32GB of internal memory, and is priced at Rs 9,999. It gets you a 5.5-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, and a premium looking metal unibody design along with a fingerprint scanner. Shutterbugs can enjoy a 13MP rear CMOS camera, as well as a 5MP selfie shooter. The handset can last for about 17 hours with a 4,100mAh mammoth battery backup.

Apple Iphone 7 Plus (128GB)

 

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Are these apples ever gonna step back, and take a ‘bite’ instead? iPhone 7 is all set to sweep you off your feet. Slimmest with all the right curves. However, no “holes’ this time too – for headphone jack, obviously. This monster needs to be more monstrous, we believe. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display. Powered by quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies. And is powered by a 2900mAh non removable battery. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity and Barometer with Gyroscope.

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Reasons To Say “Will You Be My Valentine?’ To Your BFF

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Single? Taken? Ready to mingle? Broke up? Lost the will to live or love again? Whatever you are going through, or have gone through – there is this one person whom you can always count on. They are there for you in your happier times as well as your testing times – your BFF. They are so underrated. What else do you want in your Valentine? These are the only things you look for. To cheer you up, to guide you, to hold you, to scold you, to be there with you forever – till death do you apart. Why look for someone else, when you have them right there with you.

Now, doesn’t that make your BFF, your best Valentine, like ever? Still need convincing? Go on read some of these reasons, probably with your BFF by your side. And sing along with the lines of Bruno Mars’ You can count on me like 1,2,3…I’ll be there. Coz’ that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah…”

#1. Watching those flicks together. Your girlfriend might just watch because you love action. Your boyfriend might just watch it with you because they love YOU. Your BFF would watch it because they love the movie too. Which one’s better? Decide yourself.

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#2. Outfits! Shopping! Who else would be your partner in crime other than your BFF? Plus you don’t have to show off with that hot Lingerie too. You can just chill out in your sweatpants or Pyjamas.

Young women girlfriends at the weekly clothes market

#3. Saying those three words to show how much they mean to you. No need to have a ‘perfect’ setting. You can say it without being nervous. And you can even ‘propose’ them because they are already yours forever.

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#4. Watching that important Soccer match of Man United, Liverpool or Chelsea. Or playing a FIFA game on your gaming console. Whether it is Call Of Duty or GTA – your BFF will watch or play because they love these things too.

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#5. Catch the latest episode of Sherlock or GOT with your BFF – or go out with your girlfriend/boyfriend for that romantic dinner? Always a tough call. Your BFF might just say to go out and have that dinner instead. Don’t listen. Because “they know nothing!” and you can relax too because this isn’t really ‘The Final Problem’.

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#6. If you want to party hard and your girlfriend just wants a warm cuddly night. Or, if you want to go and get drunk, and your boyfriend just wants to have a romantic dinner. Total mess! Instead, order a large Pizza and go Netflix with your BFF. Sounds perfect, now, isn’t it?

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Now, these are far many reasons, why your BFF is just the best person to be your Valentine this season. They have got your back. They are there for you to laugh, cry, vent, yell, sing – all you want. And for some deep conversations too. Why would you want anyone else? Now, go and ask them ‘Will you be my Valentine?

Source:http://soniyasen.blogspot.in/2017/02/6-reasons-to-say-will-you-be-my.html”

Journey of Valentine’s Day In India

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The day to cherish the reveries of those feelings for your loved ones! This is what Valentine’s Day Offers. Valentine’s Day is now celebrated with equal zeal (although different ways) all over the world (except a few islamic countries). It’s journey in India (still a very young) has been nothing less than a life story of a Homo Sapien. From being a Radical Wave as a newborn it has transformed to being the most loved teenager in the family of festivals.
Initially, it was considered simply a bad influence of western culture on the youngsters along with some other fads like torn jeans, atheism etc. But, as time passed, this day blended into our ‘round-the-year-celebrations-filled’ routine, and as usual, we developed our own version of Valentine’s day. The Valentine’s day that we see and celebrate today is the result. Initially, It was down-looked as simply a hormonal-play. Gradually, it found acceptance in our society (just as everything does) and it started gaining familiarity into other ages (other than youngsters) as well.
Traditionally, Valentine’s day was (is) about expressing your love. Over time, the ways of expressing these feelings or the customs of Valentine’s day kept evolving. Although the essence remained the same. Exchange of valentines flowers, cards, gifts for the same gained heavy popularity with passing time and they are still considered the best medium to follow the biggest tradition of this day. i.e., pampering one’s beloved and making a romantic proposal to one’s sweetheart. The nucleus of all of these remains love, which has not changed and it probably never will.

 

 

The major tectonic shift that this festival has seen is in the perspective how the people see this festival. No more is it just about the young couples, drowned neck deep and floating in the sea of romance. It is now simply seen as an opportunity to express your love towards other people. And this may include your parents, teachers, siblings, friends, co-workers or just anyone special. The idea simply remains is to celebrate love, get love and give love to everyone around us.

 

The veteran lovers have especially resorted to this day. Because, after staying together for a long time, words start failing. They are simply not enough. So this Valentine’s day, go online and shop valentine’s dresses, valentine’s jewellery or valentine’s watches and many other such things based on your budget and your choice! Because where words fail, gifts don’t!
Source: {http://soniyasen.blogspot.in/2017/02/journey-of-valentines-day-in-india.html}