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Social Cruation Shopping @ a ZAP

For the longest time I thought ‘Fashion’ was something you had to read in a magazine, until I found that, it really is about your own ‘Style’. While we should never judge some one based on appearance, fashion gives us a unique chance to learn a little bit about each person we meet right away. The style you sport can say a lot about who you are. Each day when we’re getting ready, we have the opportunity to express a bit more about how we are feeling and where we’re going. Beyond our day-to-day looks is our overall personal style.

If I had to describe ‘My Style’, I would say it is a kind of elusive beast at its best. I trust my instincts and wear accordingly. Sometimes I am a consummate diva, sometimes I’m laid back and some days I’m casual.Now that I am a full time mom and a home-maker,  I wear a lot of cotton salwars, casual pants and kurtis which is both comfortable for me and my toddler. They are comfortable, moderately casual and fit many social situations perfectly.

More recently physical shopping has became more of a ritual and very tiresome with my naughty toddler.And with the trend of  online shopping and the variety of choices it offers , I was attracted to buying online as an alternate.we are now living through what’s been described as “information obesity” with respect to online shopping.With various online e-commerce stores , each giving their  own unique offers and discounts, it kind of confuses people like me who tend to browse few stores to compare prices.

Usually I tend to eye on ‘ kurti’s and casuals on online stores. I get exhausted to scroll down the umpteen number of items listed , go on each  store to pick the best that suits my budget..hugh..sometimes it tests my patience!..I also shop books, accessories (specially handbags!) and kids stuff online.

And on one such shopping  encounters, I happen to step upon ( an online curator website) which gave me heaping options to compare and pick my choices at best buy. It is good and customer centric and creates value by making the products better suited for the  individual visitor goals and target audiences.

I was so impressed by the way the site it lets you create your own store where in you have the option of building your product profile. well, its double the joy when your  followers buy products from your store profile ’cause you earn money! and it gives reward rates too!

what more! with a zap, I created my profile and here’s the link to my zap store profile .

As i already mentioned , i have added few ethnic wears for me.

My daughter is a huge fan of Geronimo Stilton series and she loves reading other classics too..I have added special edition Geronimo box sets and Scholastic junior classics  for my bookworm.

You can also see handbags in my list as My store isin’t complete without those!After all,  accessories help to carry your style.

I get even more choosy when i shop for my hubby. Have included three casual slim fit shirts and a capris for him .Finally, my profile is gadget-ted with two branded smart phones which are our all time buddy.

Do visit to get a curative shopping experience and don’t forget to visit  my Zapstore profile to check on my choices and in any case my profile has your favorite item in it…then Zap ahead to grab it!!


Sharing my curated shopping experience for “I am making my own store for the #BestZapStore activity at BlogAdda in association with Zapstore.




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Year: 2050

Date: July 4th

Place: Washington D.C


Conversation between two  young American IT professionals

Mark: “hey Brian, what’s up? In which stage is your Chennai skilled worker Program proceeding?

Brian: “well, just finished my Visa Interview yesterday @ Indian Embassy!”

Mark: “that’s cool man!.. How did it go?.. Heard that it’s getting very strict these days”

Brian: “ yeah, but managed to get it through!”

Mark: “ congrats man!, how long did it take?.. they have all their strict procedures right!”

Brian: “hugh!…it look hell a lot of time…long queue. In fact I had a kind of butterflies in my stomach when I saw ppl lining up like that”

Mark: “I have heard my dad say that it was vice versa way back in 2016”

Brian: “exactly!.. well, now they’re ‘ Bade Bhaiya’! Socially and economically!”

Mark: “tell me how did you manage in the interview? And how did you cope up with their language. You know every state has its own language!”

Brian: “Ha, Mark!, that’s  where I cleverly chose Chennai. From my school days I have been learning Tamil from my aunt who is a Tamilian. You know, at the consulate they even tested my local language proficiency. Thank God, my Tamil scores in TOTIL was 4.5 (Test Of Tamil as Indian Language) . And I was lucky enough to be directed to kidki 3 (vias officer there is a native tamilian)..He was awestruck by the way I greeted him “ Vanakkam sir, Nalla irukeengala “ in a typical Indian style by joining palms.”

Mark: “that’s great..By the way who’s your sponsor?

Brian: “ Honeywell technology solutions, a pure south Indian company. And I am posted in Madurai, the marvelous temple city!”

Mark: “oh really!, lucky to work in a pure Indian company. People down there are really intelligent. Indian companies are pay masters and they value your work”

Brain: “true Mark. I hope companies here to follow their footsteps”

Mark: “so, you gonna have fun there!”

Brian: “yeah!, I will be living in one of the ancient city in the world. Got to speak the ancient language, will get a chance to travel across my dream country INDIA in smart trains, will be visiting their wonderful flora and fauna! And ofcourse the most entertaining Kollywood!..”

Mark: “ how about the salary?, will you be able to manage?”

Brian: “ pretty cool and cost of living is quiet manageable when compared to Chennai , Coimbatore. It is 1000 rupees for single room accommodation. And the best part of this city is it lip smacking foods!.I need to allocate some extra amount for that.”

Mark: “ oh no!, that’s way high for US people.” (* current exchange rate is $150 per rupee) and “how long is your tenure Brian?”

Brian: “what do you mean by ‘how long’, I am assured that my Aadhar card will be processed in a year’s time!..That means, I am settled there forever!”

Mark: “sounds cool!, you know their PM is scheduled to visit US by 2052, maybe he will relax the visa terms and increase the number of  visa intakes!”

Brian: “hopefully!, make sure you join me soon!”

Mark: “of course!, who would deny to settle in India – the  historial/cultural and economical super power”

Brian: ” Good luck with that”



‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’