Top 10 posts of 2013 on my blog

My Top 10 Articles of 2013

Season’s Greetings!

It’s the last few weeks of 2013, and here is a quick update on the top posts on this blog for this year: The Top 10.

  1. 30+ observations in 30 days – Ford Figo: I bought a Ford Figo in June 2012 and this post was published about one month after that. It is a list of my observations about the car. This post was the no. 1 last year, and is no. 1, this year as well.
  2. 7+ security features of Ford Figo: Same with this post. Top 2 in 2012, as well as in 2013. Looks like there are good number of Figo enthusiasts on the web, as most of the traffic is from search results.
  3. Photos and videos from Wonder La Amusement Park, Banglore: The photo gallery of our visit to the fun Wonder La Amusement Park in Bengaluru received good response after the two Figo posts above. Check out the pictures!
  4. Hyderabad FM Radio Live Online Streaming: I have more information that should be added to this post; new stations, new sites and better access to the FM stations online. This reminds me I should get to it soon. May be, during the annual leave in the last week!
  5. 13 Less Known Great Features of Nokia Lumia: I picked up a Nokia Lumia 820 in Feb 2013 after I broke the iPhone. After getting used to the new OS, it appeared to me that some of the features of Lumia need more attention and credit. I did my best to cover some really worthy features in this post.
  6. To hell with you – Jabong! They got in touch with me after an year to check if my opinion has changed about the service; and I owe it to this post! Yes, Jabong has come a long way since my first experience.
  7. How to check and pay your traffic violation dues online: This post helped many visitors do a quick check on the status of their traffic violations, if any. When did you last check if you have any penalties against you in the system?
  8. Hampta Pass Trek – Reality Check: Our vacation in 2011 was a week’s trek in The Himalayas through Hampta Pass. This post is a first-hand experience ‘reality check’ that is intriguing as well as informative, especially to those who are planning to experience the once-in-a-life-time adventure. There’s a photo gallery too for shutterbugs!
  9. Ford Figo – FAQs: Considering the response I received for my Figo posts above, I wanted to answer as many questions as possible that visitors used in search fields to get to my site. The attempt was very well received as this post made to the top 10!
  10. The 10 minute guide to replace lost or stolen Ford Figo key: This is the result of an unfortunate incident: losing my Figo key. I published this article to help others in similar situation as I couldn’t get much help online when I needed.

Also:

Not on the top 10 but the following posts also received good response! Check them out yourself!

Happy Holidays! 🙂

P.S. Top 10s for the last few years are here: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.

The science of self-control: 6 ways to improve your willpower

Buffer published a good post last week and here it is: The science of self-control: 6 ways to improve your willpower.

A good post if you want to read the complete article, or just skim through the list of bold items to get the gist.

Either way, scroll to the bottom of it and check out the video! 🙂

Here is just the video if you’re not interested in the text:

Online Shopping Tips – Why shop online?

Online Shopping IndiaAmazing choices

There’s an incredible world of items to choose from online, so take your time and make sure you get the best deals. You can save anything you like in your shopping cart while you browse, and can easily remove it if you find something better.

Pay how you like

Depending on the retailer, you can safely enter your card details for the retailer to take payment over a secure connection right away, or you can sometimes choose to pay on delivery. It’s safe, trusted and the most convenient way to shop for the best bargains out there.

Delivered to your door

Choose whether to have your items delivered to home, work or elsewhere, and most items will arrive within just a few working days. We hope you’ll fall in love with them – but just in case you don’t, look for the retailers who offer a return policy.

Here are some tips for shopping online:

  • Check the dimensions of the product you’re buying. You don’t want to accidentally order a table that’s meant for a dolls house! They’ve come a long way now, but do you remember my experience with Jabong some time ago?
  • Shop around to get the best deal – and look out for special online sales or discount shopping events. We will help you stay on top of this! Like the Deals & Coupons Facebook page to receive updates on deals and discount coupons!
  • Add extra information to the delivery instructions if you can – such as what to do if no one’s home when your order arrives.
  • Make sure you know the full delivery or postage costs before you pay for your purchase, and be sure to check out the retailer’s delivery times.
  • Take a look at the retailer’s returns policy, just in case you need to send your purchase back.
  • Only enter your card details in web payment forms that you are sure are genuine. No genuine e–retailer will ever ask you to email your card details to them.
  • Keep your email confirmations and receipts – they’re your proof of purchase (plus a great reminder of how much you’ve saved).
  • After shopping, check your credit card statements to ensure the right amount has been debited.
  • Change your password frequently on your online shopping accounts – and make it something really personal to you that no one else could guess.

Like the Deals & Coupons Facebook page to be on top of best offers, deals and coupons for online shopping in India!

Source: http://www.gosf.in/whyshoponline

Fakruddin Kattchi Biryani – World Famous in Bangladesh

I’m in Dhaka, Bangladesh right now on a business trip. It’s my third day here and I visited Fakruddin, a famous place recommended by my colleagues here.

Read the quick photo review on DreamHawks. 🙂

Fakruddin Kattchi Biryani – World Famous in Bangladesh

More photos on DreamHawks.