LiveLodgycal – the Renault Lodgy review

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Its Goa time, and another blogger meet with another new car!

Its become a habit with Blogadda getting you drive the cars around the picturesque Goa.

So when Harish calls you dont say NO! Who would deny themselves an opportunity to be amongst 40 of the best minds from the country. In a sense these meets have enriched the bond of friendship cutting across the country and have given a different perspective on what blogging is all about and the kind of passion it evokes in each one of us.

Probably I was the first to step out of home, early in the morning given I had to reach Chennai and then get to Goa!

In between the WhatsApp messages and tweets which incidentally was trending for sometime with the #LiveLodgycal hastag, we were getting set to what would be a great event the next two days over the weekend.

I am gonna write about the awesomest gang of the Blogadda in a separate post. Thank you all for such a well planned and well executed eventful meet that we were in. Hmm the prizes were awesome and that was the icing in the cake for those who got them and deservedly so.

So this meet let me tell you was courtesy the Renault India, the car manufacturer with a legacy from France. If you know the SUV which set the market rolling  by the name of Duster then you know who we are talking.

The foreign brands take some time to get to the bottom of Indian mind and heart and so too Renault has captured the imagination of the car lovers with its earlier versions.

This time we got to test the all new Renault Lodgy, well it got to be Lodgycal and turned out to be one.

After reaching the hotel and warm welcome and some unofficial meeting up later we all assembled to listen to what the car or the MPV as it is called is all about.

The evening started on a wonderful welcome note from the teams at Blogadda and Renault India. We also had a wonderful intro session on all the bloggers and the teams present there.

 

I was a part of the Team Fleeting Four – accompanied by the traveler with the name @payaniga Prashanth, the ever funny Doctor @pythoroshan who blogged one of the serious issues in the country about his profession and the ace photographer and blogger Sammy @deckle_edge.

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 (Fleeting Four – Awesome team mates – Prashanth, Dr. Roshan and Sammy!)

Renault Lodgy: The Car with a history!

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An MPV from the house of the 116 year old company that pioneered the Turbocharger, the first Hatch sedan, or the steering mounted controls to name a few has done a marvel in the way they have taken Lodgy to the Indian Market.

First things first. The Renault are the pioneers of the MPV cars and that lends a special significance when you try out the car and there is an ample evidence of that factor. It shows when a 117 year young company does things its own way.

Be it the turbocharger or the first sedan, the steering mounted controls, the first hatch back or the first gear box, there is history and a legacy to live by.

So let me go by what are some of the unique features:

Monococoque : The F1 fan in me was so happy hearing the monocoque contruction of the MPV Lodgy. It adds to the safety by default. Well you need to know Metallurgy well enough to do that monocoque is a single steel construction of the body.

Diesel Only Option: Diesel is standard in two variants one with 85 PS generating a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1900 rpm. Another with 110 PS with a maximum torque of 245 Nm @ 1750 rpm and comes with a 6 gear box. It has shown a great flair by going only diesel in Indian circumstances and the mileage is pretty decent if you go by ARAI. Leaves the competition by a mile.

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Pic Courtesy : Sammy aka @deckle_edge

There is a lot of thought which has gone into the design of the car suiting it to the Indian way. The car has a nice front grill with the logo, and head lamps are pretty and fits nice in the view.

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Courtesy: Manjulika taking the picture

The car is nice and just have a look at the interiors and the dont disappoint, class interiors and nice feel of the seats and good feel on the dashboard. The touch music dashboard – and the controls on the steering are easy to use. Well the indicator and wiper are under left right combination as usual Renault style.

So without much of the writing I am thankful to my team mates for recording this video… all the aspects of the car in these videos!

Hmm its one spacious car and well we have to wait and see what the people have to say about the rear, I loved the lamps at the rear but found it very squarish for all the aero styling in the front. But you know they were the first MPV.

The drive was good probably the first two gears need a bit of response but once you get going you are in for a ride. I can understand the first two gears are for the city driving and getting you out to the highway!

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The seat variations and the boot space are very comfortable and India will be all arms wide open welcoming such a family gaadi to their household for sure.

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The touch screen navigation system, the reverse gear on board camera and a host of features will make you feel luxurious on the car.

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Impressions: Very responsive and a value for money car – spacious and you are sure to get travelling at impulse. It doesn’t sound like a diesel car, check out the Lodgy on a test drive you will agree with me.

I was a part of the #LiveLodgycal Drive by BlogAdda.com in association with Renault India.

Cheers Senthilkumar

The Ambi Pur – romance is in the air.

So the monsoon is all pretty – rains and rains and happiness around. Its all nice except sometimes when the room gets damp and there is a eerie smell if I can call it that.

So what do you do? There is a story on darkness and light and I think it fits in here very well.

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How do you light up a room which is filled with darkness, very simple remove every bit of darkness from the room, and what remains?? is again darkness. The easiest way to fill the place is well light it up and lo the whole darkness goes out of place.

Ambi Pur is your light kind of solution for any odor related issues at home or workplace, its that magic wand with a sprayer that’s designed so well, all you need to do is press and then the whole place is filled with the awesome smell of the flowers and it overpowers the odor present earlier.

An easy way to change your mood to a pleasant one, is just spray them a little that’s the best part you don’t have to do it like your normal room freshener which will be loaded and spend the entire container.

Its easy to handle and make it a show case item and bottle is such a nice and beautiful stuff you will love holding it and use it at every opportunity.

This is one chance to make your home a fragrant heaven and have a lasting impression on the guest who come. They would not want to leave, well that’s a possibility.

This is a nice product and I am sure you will fall in love with and yeah well make no mistake it will fill the air with love make you a romantic if you are not one and that’s the power of Air Effects.  It gonna sweep you off with its pleasant fragrance that will linger on in the room day long. A perfect start to your day at home or office is gauranteed with the Air Effects and it could be the right start that you so needed.

In case you wanted to sit and write chances are that these fragrance can inspire you to write better and they way you want. Try it and let me know if it work and I am sure it will with the setting of a nice fragrant environment it should be great to work or be at home in leisure.

Bring in the romance in the air with Ambi Pur Air effects!

This is a part of Product Review sponsored by BlogAdda. 

Democrazy by Atulya Mahajan #bookreview

 

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Atulya Mahajan takes you on a roller coaster ride with the politics of the day in a satire that you will enjoy till the last page of the book is turned.

Aptly titled Democrazy, it is the story of how the mighty and the powerful take the voting gullible public at large for a ride and continue to play God.

I think the book is a classic representation of the electoral politics that we call ourselves as democracy. Except its actually the crazy with the ‘z’ which makes it true.

For all its goodness and its superlative ability to uphold the citizens right, democracy can be take to task if you are skillful and more importantly know how to play it right.

The book has an array of characters which I am sure you can easily identify with, make a pardon there is a disclaimer boss that its all the authors imagination.

There is the Badi Sarkar who wants the Chote Sarkar to be the PM, dont guess who it is, bit the fact is Chote Sarkar is interested in eating icecreams of different flavours.

The characters of the book come straight out of entertainment industry if you ask me especially the news with a nation anchor BB who wants to know everything under the sun relegating the Saas bahu serials to the back burner for the active and know all citizens who want to know it all.

There is a social media activist on twitter who helps his mother get out of an incedent, and then there is a big capitalist all get together to get the democracy working like crazy.

All of them have a goal and that is power never mind it corrupts absolutely. The people taken for a ride across is not significant because they are made ready to be taken for a ride!

With elections in the background and the cacophony of speeches barbs and counter barbs and also the trp hungry TV shows its a classic mockery of the democratic traits that we harbour as sacred.

This is very well set in Indian background and for once after a long time that the election is over I am wondering if the book is a true story!

Highly recommended for a dutiful citizen so that he will be convinced to take off on the election day as if his voting mattered!

Senthilkumar

The House That BJ Built by Anuja Chauhan – a book review

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Publisher Westland
ISBN-10 9385152181
Book Type Fiction Book
Imprint Westland
Number of Pages 433 Pages
Publication Year 2015 May
Language English
ISBN-13 9789385152184
Binding Paperback

Let me start with a confession that I am reading Anuja Chauhan for the first time.

This book is a journey of the minds and the machinations of every character unfolding in front of us in a way that you can only imagine. All about the characters that occupy the house that BJ built.  The brashness of the language, adds a certain authenticity to the character’s lives is unforgettable. In case you have lived in New Delhi and you would want to get back there for atleast the way the action happens at No. 16 Hailey’s then this is a trip worth taking.

There is an eclectic mix of the bollywood, the family saga and the sisters in tow and ofcourse the big house in the plot. You would be a witness to many a whims and fancies and start thinking through the minds of the characters.

Probably that’s one of the biggest traits that the author has and makes you go with the flow.

The story of Bonu Singh  and whether she would give away her part of the hissa for the sale is the story, with her past especially her mom’s words ringing in her head.

You will enjoy the Punjabi dialect and the whole some family story of the sisters and the two characters in Bonu and Samar. Pick up this book for its sheers story telling ability and keeping you engrossed with the mind reading ability of the author.

The Delhi girls attitude and the Bollywood’s touch in the making of the characters would make you think if you are watching a bolly wood movie. Quite a possibility that this could even be a film in the making, well there is already a film in the making in the story!

Overall a nice read I would rate 3 stars out of 5 for the style of the author where she does the story telling very effortlessly. I had only this if there were too many characters in the book and may be we had too many stories nevertheless.

The book was sent to the blogger for a review by Flipkart. You can buy the book here: http://www.flipkart.com/house-b-j-built-english/p/itme6ahbmkhezb2k

Senthilkumar Rajappan

My Airtel App – the go to app for managing your mobile account

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The biggest telephone mobile operator Airtel has billing issues which often turns the customer very angry. The customers also have a real problem in the sense that they have to get the real readings and I think this has a solution and they have come with a new app! The most important thing for me is to measure my bandwidth usage and that makes all the bill to be readable and make sure I pay within limits. And if you have an Airtel DTH even that can be used around here and you can pay your bills with a click.

Some of the features which I was impressed are here:

1. Unbilled Usage

The download and installation was breeze and it got my number and was showing the bill straightaway with my due date and the amount to be paid. One of the most important features is this and yes you could also see your unbilled amount and this will help you keep tab on how much you are spending. Probably one of the first features I would recommend. We can look at this part to know what could be the billing

2. My Data (consumption)

This is easily one of the best things which I could also look for being authoritative especially when we have different set of readings from an external app with that of the Airtel own meters if we could say.

GIves you a reading on the usage of the bandwidth on a day to day basis and lets you keep tab of the consumption.

3. Recharge any number

With more than 4 Airtel prepaid numbers in the family this is a great new way to recharge and get well get coupons on every recharge. This will be an easy way to recharge when the charge is out especially when it matters most during travel or when they cannot.

Other features include the using the managed services tab and making request. I think request will have a great response provided that there is a need fulfilled way of looking at it.

The overall interface looks pretty cool with the brand colors making it all more cool in a way.

Shake for offers:

You can go shaking your phone and get amazing offers and if you are online shopper you will be all smiles with the offers on hand. There were a lot of irresistible offers.  You could end up talking for free with the offers available.

You can see more details of the same here: http://www.airtel.in/myairtel

Check for a preview of the app in this video here:

And that ring actually is the real sound when you shake your phone. You will find it pretty cool.

This is available on Google Playstore the android version as of now and iOS is in the works and will soon be available in some time.

I am sure this is an utility app and will be quite useful for us to be on watch with respect to the billing. Any money saved is money earned. And thats possible here with My Airtel App.

Senthil

Capturing Wildlife Moments in India by Ashok Mahindra – a book review

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‘A fascinating and insightful read’ is an understatement by any yardstick given the book is full of pictures that tell stories that are beyond our reach in literal sense. Every photograph is worth its weight in gold in Capturing Wild Life Moments in India by Ashok Mahinda.

It sets free the traveller in every reader and also shows the importance of the marvels that nature has produced. It’s those wonderful and invaluable sights that have been frozen for eternity that will make us sit up and question ourselves. Especially if you can read ENDANGERED printed alongside.

A question that pops up on my mind is this: how much we take our species for granted so much that we don’t care for any other which has been an integral  part of nature, the eyes pop up when we see some of even the Asiatic Elephants have been marked endangered.

Some of the pictures were really very engaging in terms of the angle and they have a nice way of emoting and look as if they are talking to us.

Ashok Mahindra with his work has done a great service to those wonderful creatures who otherwise would not be able to express themselves. Some of the night shots are really classy and I wonder how the author had been waiting to watch and catch them on his camera.

The work is a reflection of dedication and painstaking effort of the author photographer  in being at home to capture those versatile beings at their momentous best. It provides a window of opportunity for us to realise the significance of their shelter and appreciate efforts to sustain their survival.

I would be not flattering if I say you will have had a roundtrip to some of the most amazing hideouts of those magnificent animals and am sure you would want to make your own trip sometime.

Somethings are so glaring for example the National animal of our country is an endangered species so much for our sense of nationalism. It pricks your conscience and surely the author has a winning edge in making us sit up. I think that when an author wins.

All the images in the book has its own story and some facts.  Sample this excerpt:

Elephants are herbivorous and move in herds led and dominated by a mature female elephant. Theirs is a matriarchal system and the herd is made up of mothers, daughters, sisters, and aunts, with all decisions usually taken by the oldest adult female. Males leave the herd early and only return in order to mate with the females.

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Absolutely beautiful book and is a great testimony to a social activist / photographers way to showcase some things that we always took for granted – Freedom to be (here for the animals)

Here is one more pic:

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All pictures are copyright and cannot be used without the explicit permission of the author/photographer.

About the Book

“Capturing Wildlife Moments in India” contains 120 photographs of animals and birds of India, photographed from visits to over 30 parks,sanctuaries and other locations.

It is being published by Oxford University Press(OUP) & Bombay Natural History Society(BNHS).The book will be available at most of the major retail outlets across India and also through online retail sites like Amazon, Flipkart etc.It will also be available for sale through the BNHS website and is priced at Rs.1450″

This post is a part of the book review program of at Saevus Wildlife India in association with The Hemchand Mahindra Foundation for the book Capturing Wildlife Moments in India 

Senthilkumar

PS: I feel myself lucky to have had the first glimpse of such an awesome work and that little photographer in me is surely excited at the inspiration that this book is able to ignite.

Not A Word About Love by Hana Goldberg #bookreview

The flight of imagination is the start of a journey and especially in a book if served with the touch of sense and sensuality, it  is a great achievement.

Gripping. Makes you move pages. Takes you on a ride. With thoughts. Wild and free. Sometimes practical. Looking back. Review yourself. Introspect. Blast from the past. Reminiscence.

Well some of the sentences I put to use to imitate the language that the author engages in making the reader read through the emotions. It has a sincere approach to a carefree woman’s revelry in her thoughts and an uninhibited display of her sensibilities.

You will go on a trip to Thailand and live alongside with her moments, thoughts and actions and  be a witness to all that is happening to her, and sometimes share her thoughts and mindless rants. The water would touch your toes on the sea shore and the winds would caress your face as you ride along the bike.

Meet Maya who is almost at the tipping point in her life, and she is bored of the routine that stalks her life. Wants a change and take a ticket to Thailand and the story goes right from the time she checks in at the airport and then goes till she gets to see the co-passenger at his office.

Sensual to the character, with the background of Thailand, the story of Joe, the man in this story and Maya’s own fight for sensibility and sometimes for her wild imaginations, Not a word about love captures the essence of the longings and sensuality in a very subtle manner and that it happens outside of marriage doesn’t deter Maya in her quest to release her identity from what she has built around her.

At some places, we get to see the human side which transcends with the emotions of the characters beyond morality and sometimes gets into the practical outlook on life. This is a definite page turner making you think whats up next. Has a humorous take on life and makes for a wonderful gripping read.

Hana takes us through a gritty journey of emotions and frank expressions of self in Maya and traverses us through a mixed road of family, attachments, relationships both success and failures, and of course through the mind of a scriptwriter, who just wanted to be unleashed off her own inhibitions and live carefree in the moment.

Pick this title up and revel in a different world with Maya, that much I can vouch for. Fast paced and fluid the narration makes for an easy read and am sure you will finish this in one session for sure. The best part is the author has the reader under her control at all times never wavering in its style and going till the last page.

The title is a great one given the story and the misgivings that we attribute to the word Love.

Happy to be introduced to Hana Goldberg through this work and Tomoson for making it happen.

You can get your copy / kindle version just here: Not a Word about Love

Senthilkumar

Dikideal moments – Parents silver jubilee anniversary…

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I remember the day, it was my parents anniversary, not just another one, it was the 25th year. Making it memorable was in the air. I didn’t know then what should I do, to be frank.

Making a choice for one person is always tough, now its two, not ordinary people. Your parents who have sacrificed so much for you and then who have made sure that you have earned your stripes in education so that it helps you build your future.

After a long thought and the ad man in me going in a tizzy I zeroed in on Titan, it was one of my favourite brands, and the Bandhan collection has always appealed to me in more ways than one, it was the charm of the name perhaps thats quite the way Indians would love it and it stays the same in any language you say – Bandhan, testing the timelessness of the relationship that was a given and taken for granted those days unlike today.

So after office, I took my bike and the first pitstop was the Titan showroom. I have started earning now and had some savings on me, I go in and check out the items, beautifully strapped and presented in those red and golden boxes and they had a collection to see, I must admit, it’s not easy to la hands on some of the precious machines they have there.

After some window shopping and checking out the prices, I chose a nice set and asked for a gift wrapping the watch (s).

The chosen piece had a nice black dial and in golden  chain and look pretty gorgeous if you ask me. It was a #Dilkideal for sure. You would not doubt a bit less.

I was home in another 20 minutes. Both my parents and my sister was there. Then I presented them the gift celebrating the anniversary. Perhaps it was not the way we had taken us for granted, probably there was no opportunity to celebrate, we had been running in our life.

They were so happy and overwhelmed, it was an occasion to remember. I was thinking why do parents think only of their loved ones, I am saying this because, they have never bothered to buy a nice watch though I remember having my first watch at 6th standard and it went boom the second week when I washed my hand in the school tap. It was a digital watch and it was pretty costly too those days.

Its always like this with parents everywhere, they would give it all for their kids. Btw the watch is still working, obviously they dont have a operating system like men!

Senthilkumar

“I am participating in the #DilKiDealOnSnapdeal activity at BlogAdda in association with SnapDeal.”

Exide Life – My Money Book – My Financial planner

We used to have a diary, well I do keep receiving one from my not so digitally inclined clients who think yes the new year is heralded with one diary and I have had the habit of having diaries over the years, I have one from 1998, well that was the year I passed out of my college. Time flies, and things have taken a giant steps.

So it was a bit of delight coupled with amusement when I saw the Exide LIfe My Money Book. Hmm a clean neat utility stuff.

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I should admit its been a long time writing these information on paper. It was  revealing on how the money-wise thing looked for me. Now that made me do a bit of homework and some more papers are ready to be signed.

I loved the way it has been designed with the customer in mind and the details that matter, well we used to have all these kinda stuffed in one page. Yes all these.

So here goes the 5 best things about it.

#1 Life Insured : All your insurance policies right from yours to your dependents everyone’s details in fact detailed. So you wont miss the dates and the time in case you need to send in your annual subscription.

#Fact: I got to know you had so many types of Insurance policies well the Home wala though I have heard, it was new for me in the sense that we would love to keep track of it and be reminded every year.

#2 Lockers : You have a page dedicated for Lockers, this is new and is good to add to the information.

#3 Loans: There is a section for loan details, and it is again divided into Home,  Auto and Personal loans.

#4 Savings Section: You have detailed page for Mutual Funds, those not so cool Public Provident Funds, National Pension Scheme etc.

#5 One book: Well this is one book that will help you write your will if you may! You know where you are and how much is your asset and your liabilities in a nutshell that actually is telling you your worth.

#My expectation: Get a page to set financial goals for the next year – esp from the pages that will reduce the loans and add more to savings or buying a property or a new vehicle.  I think that will add the charm of looking at the dates and also get the priorities right.

Or get a page to set personal goals like No credit cards or less credit cards!

It was a great way to analyse the financials personally if you ask me and made me think twice on how I should be plan, quite my Financial planner!

One last thing the designer in me was all praise for the visual layout and the usage for font and clear demarcation of subtle colours in red and blue. Loved the cover design too.

Thanks Exide for the My Money Book!

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Microsoft Launches the Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 in India #achievemore

Bangalore, April 7, 2015: Microsoft today rolled out two new smartphones, Microsoft Lumia 640 XLDual SIM and Microsoft Lumia 640Dual SIM in India, giving consumers greater flexibility and freedom to choose when and where they get things done. Both devices offer the seamless integration of Lumia essentials with a choice of screen sizes and camera capabilities and Microsoft services, to offer incredible productivity, keeping you prepared for anything — for work, at home and on the go.

Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640, both upgradable to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year, come armed with the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1with the Lumia Denim update. With the 12 month Office 365 Personal subscription offer, these devices will redefine productivity and with free OneDrive storage, those important documents are always within reach too.

Speaking at the launch, T.S. Sridhar, Director – Marketing, South – Nokia India Sales said,Consumers today are constantly looking for a device to bring them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play. The Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640are the perfect devices that are enablers of productivity, busting the 9 to 5 myth by letting you achieve more, on your own terms. Packed with Microsoft services and experiences along with the exclusive Office 365 personal subscription offer, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are well positioned to help us get back some of our scarcest commodity, time!”

Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 feature the very best of Microsoft’s services to help people accomplish more on the go – right out of the box.

  • Access, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks wherever you are, with the pre-installed Office suite
  • Connect with work and personal e-mail while on the go, with Microsoft Outlook built-in
  • Switch seamlessly between voice and video calls with built-in Skype integration and the front-facing wide angle cameras on Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL
  • Smoothly and quickly access important documents or run all of your favorite websites, apps and games, thanks to the onboard 1GB of memory and powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Enjoy photos and videos on a crisp HD display – either 5” on Lumia 640 or 5.7” on Lumia 640 XL.
  • Power through the work day, thanks to a long-lasting battery – 2500 mAh for Lumia 640 and 3000 mAh for Lumia 640 XL.
  • Capture detail rich photos, thanks to the 8 MP camera on Lumia 640 or 13 MP camera with ZEISS optics on Lumia 640 XL. Both feature LED flash and Lumia Camera software right out of the box.
  • Keep up-to-date on the most important information with Glance Screen, which comes out of the box on both Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL.
  • Comes with the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders.
  • Both Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will be available in dual SIM 3G variants.

The India offer for Lumia 640XL and Lumia 640

On every purchase of the new Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640, consumers will get a12 monthOffice 365 Personal subscription worth INR 3,299/- as a limited time offer redeemable between April to June, 2015 which also includes a massive 1 Terabyte of OneDrive storage. This offer will give you access to Office365 across 1 PC or Mac, and 1 tablet like a Windows tablet, iPad® or Android tablet, plus easy access on 1 smartphone.

Adding another exciting offer for consumers on the Lumia 640 XL, Mobikwik,the online wallet will offer a recharge cashback worth INR 1000, redeemable with a minimum recharge of INR 200 per month for five months. Olacabs, the popular and smart cab service, will offer a cashback worth INR 800 on Ola money recharges where consumers will get INR 200 cashback per recharge for the first four recharges of INR 500 or higher.

On Lumia 640 being made available to consumersexclusively on Flipkart, Amitesh Jha, VP, Retail – Flipkart said, “We are excited to announce the exclusive launch of Microsoft Lumia 640 on Flipkart. Known for introducing innovative technology products in the Indian market, this new-age phone from Microsoft will offer a whole new proposition for our tech savvy customers. An extension of our smartphone category, we are positive that this product will sync well with the current customer needs.”

The Lumia 640 XL will be available across channels at a best buy price of INR 15,799/-and Lumia 640 will be available exclusively on Flipkart at the best buy price of INR 11,999/-, both starting 7th April, 2015.

Tech specs summary:

  Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM Lumia 640 Dual SIM
Operating system Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
HERE location services Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+ Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+
Display 5.7” HD (1280×720, 16:9) IPS, 259 PPI, Glance Screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sunlight readability enhancements
5” HD (1280×720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 294 PPI, Glance screen Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sunlight readability enhancements
Battery 3000 mAhbattery 2500 mAhbattery
Processor 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
Main camera 13 MP AF, ZEISS optics, Lumia Camera 8 MP AF, LED Flash, Lumia Camera
Front facing camera 5 MP wide angle HD 0.9 MP Wide angle
Memory 8GB + 30 GB free on OneDrive[1], micro SD up to 128GB 8GB + 30 GB free on OneDrive[2], micro SD up to 128GB
Dimensions 144 g

 

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Microsoft Devices

The Microsoft Devices Group includes award-winning hardware used by over a billion people around the world, including Lumia smartphones and tablets, Nokia mobile phones, Xbox hardware, Surface, Perceptive Pixel products, and accessories.

[1]15 GB of OneDrive access comes standard. Additional 15 GB of OneDrive access with activation of camera roll backup.

[2]15 GB of OneDrive access comes standard. Additional 15 GB of OneDrive access with activation of camera roll backup.