Best Time to Book Flight Tickets for Indians


New Delhi, 10th July 2017: Leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner has analysed two years’ worth of travel search data from over 60 million monthly users to answer the one questions that always puzzles travellers: when is the best time to book flights?

A recent survey of Indian travellers revealed 72% do not know when is the best time to book flights. Skyscanner’s survey further unveiled 69% of travellers incorrectly estimate the best air fares can be found less than 12 weeks before departure, when in fact the best deals are snapped up by travellers who plan in advance. Traveller’s eyeing up Bali for their summer trip can save up to 51% on flight tickets by booking 25 weeks in advance or risk paying 27% more than the average fare when they leave booking to the last minute.

The same trend appears for air fares to Indian traveller’s favourite summer destinations, traveller’s looking to vacation in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok can grab flights for 35% and 33% less than the average fare, respectively, when booking 24 weeks prior to departure.

Skyscanner recommends booking 24 weeks in advance for travellers venturing to Europe or the USA for their summer vacations for savings of 22% and 18%, respectively.

Skyscanner also reveals the most inexpensive months to travel to visit some of Indian travellers’ favourite locations. November is the cheapest month to travel to Bangkok when flights 10% cheaper than the average fare, while visa-friendly Bali can be best enjoyed in April with a 10% saving on the average fare.

best_Time_To_Book_Flight_TicketsCommenting on the findings, Reshmi Roy, Senior Growth Manager, Skyscanner India said, “We hope Skyscanner’s data can provide travellers with clarity on how and when to get the best deal on flights and what to expect if booking is left to the last minute. After reviewing flight prices from the last two years, we can clearly see that it pays to plan. Booking at the right time can make a huge difference to one’s expenditure on their trip, up to 51% in some cases.”

Revamp your home with DecoWindow


I was excited to know that DecoWindow were exhibiting at the HGM India Home Décor Exhibition again this year which was from 4th to 6th of July 2017, last year I went to the HGM exhibition and came across DecoWindow, I was simply amazed at the product range, quality, simplicity and integrity in their product design, you can check out my last year’s post on DecoWindow

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This year was no exception too at the HGM India Home Décor  Exhibition 2017, as DecoWindow didn’t left any stone unturned, banking on the strong product range in window and home furnishing, there were some remarkable upgrades from the previous year’s collections and some new products launched  in their PRODUCT Range basket.

Some of the highlights/Newly launched products of this year were:

  • Curtain : Fresh variety in pattern, design and colours
  • Automatic Tracks with Double Track combinations
  • Cushions: Vibrant and mismatch prints
  • Roller Blinds with complete blackout options
  • Zebra Blinds
  • Flat Tracks
  • Bath-ware collection – Shower Curtains & Laundry Sorters
  • Bracket and Shelves

Curtains:

As I looked through, there were some amazing fresh contemporary designs which can be paired with your bed-sheets and pillow covers, that would tempt anyone to buy at-least couple of them, these new curtain designs are backed with options for complete blackout so that light doesn’t penetrate when the curtains are covering the window, giving you the right darkness whenever needed.

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Automatic Tracks with Double Track combinations

These 50mm Rod Like tracks comes in variety of colours, the colours are strategically chosen which enhances the look of any rooms with amazing options of designer finials completing the overall look, these finials are available in the same colour as the rod, the designs of these finials are vintage yet classy completing the overall look. As mentioned above the automation allows you to wirelessly customise curtain settings and timings with extra battery backup available which works without wire and goes for good 6 months ones charged.

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For sleeker look, there are 19mm rods/tracks also available for a more contemporary look; these are also available in  double track options with complete holder’s set along with  same colour option. Completing the look are Finials which complement these sleek rods.

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Cushions:

With a splash of vivid colours, fresh designs and patterns, these embroidery cushion covers would definitely be a talking point in any household with its vibrant yet classy design combination.

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Roller Blind:

Though DecoWindow was previously catering Roller Blind, but these blinds now come in more colour options with complete blackout options, depending upon ones requirement one  can opt for whatever they wish to choose, now that is wise add-on by DecoWindow, considering the customers smallest of concerns and customization.

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Zebra Blinds:

The newly launched Zebra Blinds impresses you at first glance, the two tone white colour contrast is ideal for office as well as home settings, these Blinds allows light to penetrate just right, giving it a smooth light setting and feel.

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Flat Tracks:

These Flat Tracks add a dash of simplified look to any room, with its neat strong tone colours, it just completes the room, these flat tracks are also available in automatic range, which allows you to set timings, and remotely access the curtains and adjust as per your settings.

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Bath-ware collection – Shower Curtains & Laundry Sorters

Shower Curtains: Available in 8 different patterns and colours, these shower curtains will definitely add some dimension and character to your bathroom.

Laundry Sorters: These are value addition in any bathroom, a well thought of sorter designed by DecoHome, comes with 2 options:

  1. 3 bag Laundry Sorter: This allows you to sort your cloths accordingly, for example let’s consider one bag for white cloths, one for colouring cloths and one to give for laundry, you can work your combinations with it.
  2. Single Laundry Sorter: These are handy if you have some space constraint or if you are looking for a compact design.

Some benefits of laundry sorter are:

  • These are water proof
  • Foldable, so that you can detach and use when needed
  • The fabric of the laundry sorter is washable
  • Cost effective
  • Comes with 1 year warranty

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Bracket and Shelves

Some new designs in bracket have been added, with more variety to choose from you would definitely like to check out their designs, which are ranging from contemporary to vintage look.

Shelves have come up with PU material, with plain colour gloss finish to wood finish designs available, these shelves come in 3 sizes of 24”, 36” and 48” length.

Overall, it was a fantastic showcase of what DecoWindow had to offer, I was pleasantly surprised with their kind hospitality while visiting the stall, assisting throughout while I was browsing through their stall.

Do checkout their website DecoWindow to view details of product range.

Mutual Fund Day – Save Right for Growth


Why Not Mutual Funds?

Investing in Mutual Funds is considered risky due to the volatile nature of Market; this is a general perception of most of us Indians, as we always tend to root for investment in the form of Fix Deposits, Real Estate or Gold. If we open the fact sheets, over the years merely 2% to 3% of the India’s income class invest in Mutual Funds, which show that there is immense scope to reach out to the remaining 97% of Indian to educate on investing in Mutual Funds and taking benefits by earning a consistent long term income on their savings.

Typical Myths surrounding Mutual Fund Investment

# Mutual Fund Investment is only for people who know the market well

# Mutual Fund Investment requires a lot of paper work, separate account and it’s a tedious job to check up on the market to safe guard funds from occurring heavy loss.

# Mutual Fund Investment doesn’t allow flexibility in term of exit load

# Mutual Fund Investment requires investing large sum of Money to yield desired profits

# Mutual Fund Investment doesn’t clock the desired return on investment as compared to conventional investment in Gold, Real Estate or FD.

On Breaking Conventional Myths on Mutual Fund Investment and Educating  the Benefits

Have you heard of Mutual Fund Day? If not, here is good news for you.

An Initiative – Mutual Fund Day by Reliance Mutual Fund – 7th Day of the Month

Reliance Mutual Fund with CNBC Awaaz has taken up an initiative to dedicate 7th Day of every month to invest in Mutual Funds, this initiative is to encourage the Indian income class to regularly invest in Mutual Funds and help generate inflation beating returns.

There are many programs, seminars simultaneously running across India to educate people on Mutual Fund Investment and benefits of systematic monthly investment of saving at the cost of a better rate of income compared to conventional investment schemes such as gold, FD or Real Estate.

As a result of this initiative and the early observations by Reliance Mutual Fund there have been many folios opened and this is definitely the result of awareness the campaign is creating.

Take Pledge to Educate and Help your Friends Money Grow – Know How

Now that you must be aware by now why mutual fund investment is a healthy way to grow money, why not take an initiative and grow together with your friend? Interesting isn’t it!

A Facebook app developed by Reliance Mutual Fund, #FundForAFriend quiz asks you some questions about your friend’s different aspect of life. According to the answers selected by you, it advices which type of Mutual Fund to invest in considering their age, risk appetite and other parameters. The facebook app is fun, free and is a must try if you consider yourself to help your friend.

Here is the Link to FUND FOR A FRIEND facebook page

Are you looking for a Life Cover and Investment Plan Combo?


Life is a never-ending cycle of events, some events that bring smiles on our face and others just keep us worried. Worries may somewhere also be linked to our ability to not gauge certain situations in life, those uncertainties in life when they are linked to funds which you are not capable to earn after your retirement or maybe to support your family when you are dead!

We are living in an era where everything is on our fingertips, that is what innovative technology has given to us – the convenience to control. Talking about innovative technology and control, wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could control our investments and take care of ourselves and our family’s future with an insurance plan at our convenience and minimal hassle-free process in an all-in-one plan? Let me give you a brief explanation of what I am talking about.

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Let me tell you about a proposed combination where you can invest and give yourself and your family financial protection after your death or your retirement. Sounds too good to be true, isn’t it? A perfect scheme for anyone who is looking to #InvestBefikar and grow his / her money and wants life cover / insurance.

Benefits of Investment cum Life Insurance Plan:

  • It lets your money grow while securing you as well
  • Paying one premium for protection and investment

Want to know more?

Well, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has been cooking up just the right combination of dual benefit plan of investment and life protection for a #JiyoBefikar life, the need of making your money grow while you pay the life insurance premium, just the right mix of pleasure for a hassle free, all-in-one plan. I have a lot more to talk about this unique customised plan in my next blog post, so kindly stay tuned till next week for more detailed look at the Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance new offering in the form of Investment cum Life Insurance plan, I am excited to share the details with you and know about your queries and questions in the comments sections below.

Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance dual benefit investment cum Insurance plan is scheduled to launch on 22nd June 2017, stay updated with our blogpost feed to get more updates about the launch and details.

If you wish to, you can check the updates and engage on the brand’s Twitter Handle @BajajAllianzLIC. You can also follow the brand on Facebook for more updates about the product.

 

 

 

Largest Collection of International Fashion Magazines


The love for latest international trends and fashion never fades no matter what, we always want to be in trend or be the trend setters and lead the way, however our fashion style or trends are somewhat influenced by the surrounding we live in, the people we interact on a daily basis or the advertisement we watch or consume from different mediums may it be TV, internet, newspaper or hoarding ads.

However there is lot more to fashion then just a “LOOK”, fashion is an art, an expression, a statement. If serious detailing and work needs to be understood then some renowned international magazines should be considered, though these magazines are very hard to find in the nearby book store or stalls where you would just find local or national style magazines, but there is a website named the Design info, where such exclusive international fashion and style magazines are available for Indian fashionista, budding fashion designers, established label houses,  who are interested in knowing a lot more than just fashion and style aspect of the industry and learn more about the larger and detailed aspect of the fashion industry.

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Buy fashion magazines from Design info which is a one stop shop for all the major international fashion magazines, you name it and they have it in their comprehensive list, the indexing is very well structured and it’s easy to scroll through to find the perfect match you need. Categories include not only Women fashion, but mans and kids too, apart from that wide categories other than fashion are also listed, such as color and trends, Architecture, Interiors, Home & Garden Fashion, Health and fitness,  automobiles and business & economics.

Design info has the most comprehensive list and is India’s only such website portal offering an array of International Fashion magazines, which is why it’s the most loved portal by fashion designers across India.

Not only clothing fashion but other major categories like Shoe & Footwear, Bags and accessories for man and women are listed, which makes Design info portal a must go to website for international fashion trends for such categories. Major Fashion houses, Fashion and Product Design institutes, individual Fashion designer rely on Design info website to buy such magazines and make their libraries updated for designers to take inspiration and understand new updated trends in the fashion industry.Design Info Magazine Subscription Page

Design info not only allows users for one time buy of international magazines but also yearly subscriptions too. That is an added bonus considering hassle free one time check out for a yearly subscription in one go / transaction. The Payment gateways have multiple options to choose from like NEFT, RTGS, COD, VISA/MASTERCARD payment gateways.  These magazines once ordered and received at their facility are dispatched the same day and it hardly takes a couple of days to reach, the magazines are dispatched through FEDEX or BlueDart which are the best in the business for courier service.