29.10.14

Event | Dell partners with INKtalks for the INK 2014 Conference, Mumbai


The theme for INK2014 is 'Beyond Boundaries’

Dell India, announced the launch of their ‘Dell Campassadors’ program and a strategic partnership with INKtalks, an organization which aims to inspire youth, particularly in emerging economies. The association was born out of Dell’s dedicated focus towards the college student community, who not only exhibit a dynamic use of personal technology, but are also advocates for the adoption of new technologies. With this partnership, Dell aims to engage college students through campus ambassadors in a year-long conversation with Dell & INKtalks to foster a strong sense of social orientation and bring student communities together to share knowledge and ideas with peers and work on collaborative projects, all to prepare them for real life challenges.

The INK Conference is an annual celebration of thinkers and doers from diverse walks of life. 

World visionaries – CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, scientists & more – gather under one roof for a cross-pollination of ideas and chance encounters for the next big breakthrough.

The conference is known for its exciting ideas, celebrates milestones and looks to the future innovations. The conference encourages interdisciplinary thinking where the opinions and ideas of scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and film makers, to name a few come together on equal footing.

INK takes the audience on a fascinating journey to expand horizons.

Watch a short video on the INK Conference here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLtIPhWhUUo

Find out more about the speakers here http://www.inktalks.com/conferences/ink2014

Dell has been very vocal among the student community and has successfully sustained annual programs such as ‘Back to College,’ an initiative to creatively empower college-going students both inside and outside the classroom by enabling students to seamlessly merge their offline and online lives. The tie up with INKtalks is an extension of Dell’s Back to College initiative and reflects Dell’s continued focus and engagement with the youth. Dell has consistently engaged with the youth in the past, with initiatives like ‘Achieve with Dell’ and ‘I Can Do Kuch Bhi’ which inspired the youth to unlock possibilities and achieve their ambitions, using personal technology as an enabler.

Dell at INK Live

Dell will host a session at the INK 2014 Conference, Mumbai on 1st November between 3 and 4 pm.
The session will be on How to Create Your Brand on Social Media?

Find out more about the INK Talks 2014 here and be sure to tweet with the #DellAtINKLive at the event! I'll be attending & tweeting during the session so be sure to follow me on twitter: @magali_c




23.10.14

Brisbane: A Visit You Cannot Forget



The capital of the Australian state of Queensland, Brisbane is the third largest city of the continent nation. It is also one of its most popular urban hubs. The city is known for its vibrant culture, soothing climate, romantic locales and friendly attitude. This lush green city is especially great for a couple looking to spend some quality time together.

Brisbane is replete with beautiful sights, historical landmarks and architectural masterpieces. The visitors should not miss out on famous places like Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, St Stephens’ Cathedral and the City Botanic Gardens. However, it is the easting scene in Brisbane which makes it the gastronomical capital of Australia. The city is full of great restaurants where a couple can experiment and savour the local and international delicacies.

Brisbane offers great eating out experiences for all budgets, with a variety fit for all food lovers. For those looking to try the budget options should definitely head to Brisbane City and Spring Hill area. A very popular place here is the Beach House, boasting of a full-fledged bar, sumptuous meals and live entertainment at rock bottom prices. Similar options are Bar Merlo, Kadoya and the German Sausage Hut. For those looking to spend somewhat more can go to Little Tokyo, Sono or Le Bon Choix. The most popular among foreign tourists are ARIA Brisbane, Alchemy E’cco Bristo and Esuire.

Another place famous for its eateries and restaurant is Fortitude Valley and New Farm. Continental Café with its great food, comfortable experience and regular discounts is very popular here, apart from the Purple Olive Restaurant and Hunan Chinese Restaurant. In South Bank and Woolloongabba area, Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant with a great menu and belly dancing shows is a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

For a couple looking to spend a romantic holiday, the amazing music scene in the valley will prove to be a delight, with great options for live music and entertainment. The art and cultural hub of the city is the Brisbane Powerhouse with an array of options to enjoy performing and visual arts.

To travel to all the great places in this vast city, it is absolutely necessary for tourists to hire a car to reach the cultural and eating hubs. There are great car rental service providers like Hertz which offer comfortable services and special offers. 

The city of Brisbane is an experience to remember. Tourists fall in love with this enchanting city. For the romantic at heart, it’s the destination that can't be ignored.



22.10.14

The Luxe Café | Luxury has a new destination in India

This gorgeous feature of Camp Chhatra Sagar makes me want to pack up & leave for rural Rajasthan right away.

The word Luxury originates from the Latin world 'Luxus' which means 'excess'. The dictionary describes it as an inessential, desirable item which us expensive or difficult to obtain or a pleasure obtained only rarely. But, like all things I feel that over the years this definition has evolved with the times & today it's more about enjoying a good quality of life! And this doesn't just mean the pursuit of finer things it's also about acquiring unique experiences.

TheLuxeCafe.com is fashioned as a virtual salon for the serious purveyors of luxurious living and has a distinct approach sharing first-hand information and a 360 degree view of elite lifestyle choices. This virtual café is poised to be a one- stop hangout for the connoisseurs of exclusive tastes, travels, technology and much more.
Just visiting the website is an absolute pleasure. The layout is minimal, clean & very easy to navigate. Everything is divided into six categories - fashion, travel, leisure, motoring, home & style and life. They have launched recently but there is already a good selection of articles.

The Luxe Café has been envisioned by Manisha Mayur Shekhar, an ex-journalist and luxury marketing expert (she also serves as the Editorial Director). They will bring the India’s growing numbers of brand-conscious buyers and luxury-enthusiasts in close touch with everything new in the world of luxury, straight through the experts in the field. And this is not just aimed at the bigger cities - The Luxe Café takes it upon themselves to bring luxury closer to discerning clientele across India, even those residing in tier 2 & 3 towns & cities.

I'm very glad to have discovered The Luxe Café & I know I'll visit back often, it's the perfect kind of website to catch up while sipping a warm cup of tea.