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Zenfone 3S MAX goes to Philippines

The timing was perfect! Nisha and I were going to beautiful destinations and the latest ASUS Zenfone landed literally on our laps.  A quick look at the features of recently launched Zenfone 3s Max made me sit up excitedly. There were major changes in OS, Camera and battery too.

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max

Just before touchdown at Manila. Auto mode, 1/1862s, ISO 111

I was planning to visit Manila, first, to

Asus Zenfone 3, Camera Features

Have you heard of the saying “All good things come in small packages!”?

As travel bloggers we travel a lot and take a lot of pictures. I had always wished that good cameras came in small packages that I could use in a jiffy and which also gave a reasonable result.

One day, ominous rain clouds had gathered and it had been threatening to rain again, in Mumbai. I was working in my study and just happened to see outside. The ethereal setting impressed me and I was just about to get up and get my regular camera that was stored in another room. I was feeling a bit lazy and stretched my hand to pick up the cell phone that had just come in the morning and I had not had a chance to use.

I thought of using it in this

Things I did with Zenfone Zoom

Things I did with Zenfone Zoom

Given the choice, I do not like to carry my bulky cameras, especially when I am traveling light. It’s the same when I roam around in my own city. I have seen few people who do not leave their cameras at all. Even when they go to a restaurant! I think it restricts them in some manner. These days there are many good camera phones available in the market which allow us more freedom.


Zenfone Zoom by

Review of Quechua Forclaz 500 Shoes

Review of Quechua Forclaz 500: Last decade or so, has certainly seen a massive growth in the number of Indians taking to adventure sports of one form or the other. Prior to that if you wanted to go for even trekking, proper outfit was seldom available and one had to be dependent on friends and relatives to get something from ‘abroad’ or rummage in the local adventure gear shops that were few and far between.



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With Decathlon setting shop in

Vista D90, a sneak preview

Close on the heels of our trip to Ahmedabad, Tata Motors had called me up and delivered a spanking new Tata Indica Vista D90, Tata’s new hatchback in the Vista series before its launch, at my door step. The reason, well, drive it in the city and highways and let us know what you think about.

Since I was to have the car for 3 days and had some work in Pune, I decided not to go too far but picked Pune as a destination for one day and the other days just drive around in case I need to go somewhere. I am not a fan of wasting fuel & time just for the heck of it.

P1170277.2 - Vista D90, a sneak preview

The next day we started for Pune. First thing that you notice is the

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