My shopping experience with Cashkaro

In the modern era of high-end technologies and a digital revolution being witnessed in India & throughout the world, online shopping has become an easy option to save money and valuable time. If I look back at last 10 years, I was not very confident with the idea of shopping online but the time has changed today with many Indian online shopping portals which have come up to offer great shopping deals and a variety of payment options.

I tried my hands at debit card payments at snapdeal and there was no looking back since then. I did have mixed experiences with online shopping at various portals (,,, so far). Some experiences were good and some were not so good but I love online shopping and cannot resist the lucrative shopping deals online.

Recently I discovered a website which offered additional money back on my shopping! I did enough research on to ascertain that I shall be saving additional money with the website. I was very excited to know that many of my favorite online shopping brands had collaboration with cashkaro website. I was eyeing a piece of Jewelry set ( a necklace set) from but postponed the plan as I already have a lot of imitation jewelry in my collections. I then thought of buying some useful stuff and finally set my eyes on a wooden laptop table which I wanted to buy since a very long time. The cost of the table was important to me but quality & material also mattered a lot. I went to my favorite website snapdeal to find the product but did not prefer the heavier version of wooden laptop table. I also checked with homeshop18 but the price range did not suit me.

It was while browsing the various shopping deals at Cashkaro, I discovered that Groupon deals were quite money-saving. At last, I found an attractive deal at groupon where the wooden laptop table was available at just Rs999 and COD (Cash on Delivery) was an acceptable payment option with the website. I quickly registered with with my email and as per instructions on the website, I visited groupon website by clicking links on

However I was not sure if my cashback will be properly tracked with if I browsed a deal different from the deals displayed at Cashkaro. I quickly shared my doubt with cashkaro customer care & they promply resolved my queries and ensured that my cash back shall be tracked by the system once I visit groupon through cashkaro links.

Once my doubts were resolved, I clicked on groupon links on cashkaro and I was then redirected to the Groupon website where I selected the deal for wooden laptop table ( I selected the COD option and my order was processed.  Within 24 hours of my online purchase, I got an email from Cashkaro announcing that I had received a cash back of Rs 32.13 on my shopping with Groupon! I am happy that I earned a cashback of 3.2% (32.13/999*100) without paying any extra money for my shopping! And therefore I can say that I got my laptop table for Rs 967!! Encouraged by the good shopping experience with Cashkaro, I made it a point that I would definitely use my cashkaro account for every online purchase I make.

I think I shall be able to soon collect a cashback of Rs 250 in my cashkaro account which is the minimum amount I need to withdraw the money earned to my bank account.

Hope after reading this, you too register with and save money in these economically tough times.

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 57,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

माँ तो आखिर माँ होती है | Hindi Poem

माँ तो आखिर माँ होती है

बच्चों के सुख की खातिर

सारी रात न सोती है

माँ तो आखिर माँ होती है

देख लाडले का हाल बुरा

वो फूट फूट के रोती है

माँ तो आखिर माँ होती है

उसकी ममता के आंचल में

लगती कठोर दुनिया सुहानी

उसकी हर बात होती है सच्ची

मीठी मीठी उसकी वाणी

नाज़ुक होता है माँ का दिल

उसो कभी ना दुखाना तुम

याद रखो माँ से ही तुम हो

माँ को सदा करो सलाम


शीशे के टुकड़े से – हिन्दी कविता -Hindi Poem

शीशे के टुकड़े से निहारते हो खुद को

कभी मन के आईने में झांक के तो देखो

दौड़ते भागते आयेंगी खुशियाँ

कभी दूसरों के लिये खुद को लुटा के तो देखो

संवेदना का फूल हो खिलता जिस हृदय में

उसको सुकून कैसे न मिलेगा

ए दुनिया को कठोर कहने वालों

काटों में भी रेहकर मुस्कुराना सीखो

Tum sath nahi ho – Hindi poem

तुम साथ नहीं हो
तो कुछ नहीं है
सब कुछ फीका है
सारे दिन फीके हैं
सारी रातें फीकी हैं
सारी बातें फीकी हैं
बहुत याद आती है
दिल को सताती है
काश तुम मेरे पास आ सकती

Khula aakash dekh – Hindi Motivation Poem

खुला आकाश देख मन कहता है

मुझे भी पंख दो हवा में उड़ने दो

चाहे कठिन हो कितनी भी डगर

हम मंज़िल से मुँह न मोड़ेंगे

चाहे हो कितनी बड़ी चट्टान मगर

हम ना पीछा छोड़ेंगे

चाहे हो ज़मीन आग उगलती

या समंदर की हो उंची लेहरें उछलती

हम ना पीछे देखेंगे

बस आगे बढ़ते जायेंगे

हर मुश्किल के रेगिस्तान में

हम विजय का झंडा लेहराएंगे

Hindi Poem on Father|Dad

जब किसी मुश्किल सवाल का जवाब हो न पता

तब याद आतें है मुझे अपने प्यारे पिता

लगते हैं वो बाहर से थोड़े सख्त

पर हमेशा देते हैं मुझको अपना वक़्त

बुरी संगत में न मैं पड़ जाऊँ

इसलिये रखते हैं मुझपर नज़र

जब भी पिताजी बाज़ार जाते हैं

मेरे लिये ज़रूर कुछ लाते हैं

मुझे अपने पिताजी पर बहुत गर्व है

पिताजी साथ हैं तो खुश हर पर्व है

My heart longs for you

My heart longs for you over and over again

I want you forever both in joy and pain

Gone are the days which we had spent together

Not having you besides me today is the greatest regret ever

I wish I could spend my time with you

Ans share with you few things some old and some new

You are missed in my prayers over and over again

I love you a lot sweetheart you have been my greatest gain.

You are so close to my heart – Poem

You are so close to my heart

Yet I do not know how to make a start

It is not a question of expression of ideas running in my head

But it is the choice of words given to emotions to nicely move ahead

I know I suffer from word deficiency syndrome

But remember this blog is like my home sweet home

This poem was supposed to be written in memory of someone close

But I think it has become silly for the tone I chose

I just discovered that writing poems can magically ease your heart

So what are you waiting for give it a stupid start

Now I am winding up as the day has just begun

And for good health I have to run, run and run!

Meri pyari Maa – Hindi Poem on Mother

मेरी प्यारी माँ तू कितनी प्यारी है

जग है अंधियारा तू उजियारी है
शहद से मीठी हैं तेरी बातें
आशीष तेरा जैसे हो बरसातें
डांट तेरी है मिर्ची से तीखी
तुझ बिन ज़िंदगी है कुछ फीकी
तेरी आंखो में छलकते प्यार के आंसू
अब मैं तुझसे मिलने को भी तरसूं
माँ होती है भोरी भारी
सबसे सुन्दर प्यारी प्यारी