The City Which Never Sleeps

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Living in a city like Mumbai means the city lives in your veins. It’s the city that helps to keep me on the toes, to chase my dreams. So, when tata motors, made of great asked me to write about my favourite city, there was no second thought. It is, and it should be Mumbai.

So, how to define my city remembering the key features as drive, design and connect?

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Mumbai has an indomitable spirit and the city successfully transfers this very spirit in the soul of every Mumbaikar. The drive to make the journey of life worthy enough. People of all parts of the country and even from outside India, have poured into Mumbai adding more to its volume. Sustaining successfully with a large population is not a cake walk. From morning to night, Mumbaikars are running behind their dreams, to make their life a successful one. A well-connected network throughout the city makes it possible. Most of the roads in Mumbai are in decent shape and though there is heavy traffic almost all the time ( except the wee hours in the morning) driving through the city is not a bad experience. It is rightly said, Mumbai drives you to success and makes you able enough to drive along Mumbai.

The city sprawls along in four directions, the sea reclamation has produced  more land for it. Though the city has not been developed following any definite plan and architecture from the beginning, but one can see a perfect amalgamation of Portuguese, British and Indian architectural grandeur. Mumbai, after Miami, has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world. The signature landmark of Mumbai, the Shivaji Terminus (formerly known as Victoria Terminus) is the prime example of a Gothic Revival structure. Crawford Market at Dhobi Talao is a Norman Gothic structure. The Bombay University, also in South Mumbai, is a splendid example of Venetian Gothic architecture. Three grand examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture, again in South Mumbai, are the Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Hotel. Along with these heritage buildings, the city also boasts of  great contemporary architectural style which can especially be seen in the opulent shopping malls and sky scrappers.

Mumbai is extremely well-connected in every way with every other part of the planet. Roads, railways, metro, monorail, private vehicles, ferry service, airways, auto-rickshaws- there is no dearth of communication. One domestic and one international airport, they never keep quiet and the hustle and bustle continue with the arrival and departure of flights in every minute. Gateway of India marks the end of the Mumbaiya land in the southern part. The busiest port of the country, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port is located in the eastern part of the city.
But, above all, the railways has connected Mumbai most efficiently and, perhaps, carries the largest number of commuters each day in terms of public transport. Even, India’s first train ran between Bombay and Thane during the British period. Excellent connectivity has made the city accessible to more people thus inviting more business to it. The film industry of India, popularly known as Bollywood, is a part and parcel of the city. Mumbai is rightly known as the financial capital of India.

Everybody whoever has visited Mumbai is likely to feel the pulse of it. As a person born and brought up in Mumbai, I’m deeply connected to it.  Amchi Mumbai, my city, Mumbai meri jaan!

Get a better Car with Quikr NXT!

Owning a car is everybody’s dream in our country. For some, it’s a passion. The joy and happiness of welcoming the first car in your family are something undescribable in words. My dad bought the first car (Maruti 800) when I was a student. It was quite comfortable for four of us and, we loved the car. But eventually it was replaced  by a Hyundai Santro. While upgrading from Maruti 800 to Santro, I strongly opinionated for another brand. But dad didn’t budge. As I’m in a service for a two years now, I’m dreaming to buy a car of my own. And for that where should I look other than One may ask, why Quikr? Well, let me elaborate.

QuikrNXT, we all know, is probably the biggest online platform for buying or selling anything; anything from a pin to an elephant. You have a plethora of choices in every segment but still it’s easy to find out the thing you want. The most user-friendly portal I’ve ever seen! Now what happens when I search for cars? They show me huge options. And just look at the number of total options in CARS, it’s 241569! Even the most fickle-minded guys are sure to find something buyable here.

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Now, buying a car means investing a lot of money and, one must be careful and do adequate research. While there is a brief description attached to every car on the site, still there are many issues need to get cleared like insurance, mileage, test drive etc. One may think that means a lot of phone calls or emails with every seller, but, QuikrNXT is designed for convenience. We can chat to clear our every doubt and, even share unlimited photos, that too, according to our own timings. We can later compare different cars from the specifications stored in the chat history. Yes, all your chat history will be stored and, you can easily compare between two or more cars using them. No other portal in India has this unique advantage.

You can refine your search according to your need, choice and, budget. There are all sorts of filters to pinpoint your need. There is also a section as you can see below, “No Fikar Inspected Cars”. This is adding a huge advantage on the side of the buyer as the listed cars are inspected by the site itself. So, I think now I’ve made my point clear about why QuikrNXT is my first choice while buying cars.

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My earnest wish is to buy a Honda City and, the thing that made me super happy is, I can even refine my search with colors! As you can easily see in the screenshot provided that even the search can be further made narrower by choosing the desired area. Buying a car was never so convenient. I must admit.

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I wish to buy soon my first car from QuikrNXT and, my readers can expect another elaborate review of my experience and, my car. I can safely conclude that QuikrNXT is the site which will never make you feel disappointed. Go and try it, you’ll feel the difference.

This is a part of the Indi-Happy Hour “Get A Better Car With QuikrNXT”  Campaign, in association with and Indiblogger.

All the screenshots are taken from the Quikr site.