Saturday, May 9, 2015

Watching Cricket At Home v Watching it LIVE In The Stadium

A true cricket fan can cross every boundary to see his team play. Be it standing in front of a TV showroom watching the match from the road side or burning a hole in his/her pocket to book the best view seats in advance, a true cricket fan will make sure that s/he doesn’t miss even a single ball bowled.
But watching the match live in the stadium has a lot of perks that watching it at home can never compete with. Here’s a list of reasons why you should DEFINITELY watch your favorite cricket match #LIVE on your #BIGTICKET.

1. No more distractions!
The hurdles between you and your favorite sport are stronger with time now. We’re sure you all must have faced those days where you wouldn’t mind trading your kidney to watch the match without any disturbance but there it is that evil distraction, the dog that needs to be walked, the delivery boy who doesn’t have any change or Satan in any other form.
But when you watch the match live from the stands, all such distractions are at bay; you are in your own safe haven.

2. The Team Spirit!
The team spirit in watching the match at the stadium can never match the level of watching it at home with a couple of friends eating chips off your couch. The joy of cheering out loud for your team, hi-fiving strangers on every 6 and letting out a sigh of relief in chorus on a dropped catch of your star batsman is something the comfort of your old couch can’t give you. You got to be there, watching the team sport, with a team.

3. Claim to fame
The cameras on the field pan across the stadium and catch a glimpse of an interesting expression, and then it stays there, watching the ‘lost in the moment’ look change to ‘oh I am on camera’ look. This face gets more TRP than faces on a typical daily soap. How would you like to be there? Flaunting your best expression, as the camera captures you and the crowd around you cheers for you and tries hard to fit in the frame. You’ll enjoy the paparazzi. Won’t you?

4. To be socially aLIVE
People click pictures of their sad little breakfast and you have to sit through watching it and bearing the boredom. Now it’s your turn to give something actually worth looking at to the people on your list. Live tweets, snaps and Skype screening are the in-things in the social media sector and you can only do it when you are watching the match LIVE from the stands on your #BIGTICKET. 

5. Despicable You!
Lean in for this one because it is last but certainly not the least, you should watch a match live on your #BIGTICKET because it makes other people envious of you. They wish they were there, like you are, watching your team play it like it never played before. They crave for the adrenaline, the family feel among the strangers supporting the same team and the priceless feeling of going back home feeling like a winner when your team wins.
Take it from us, you would like the feeling, because if you have read it this far, you are a true cricket fan and you deserve to watch the best games LIVE. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

7 kinds of people you spot in amusement parks!

Amusement parks are la-la lands. Colorful clowns, freaky rides, candy bars, scary toys and so much more.
One can almost get lost in the myriad of awesome activities that just compel you to unleash the 5 year old kid in you and run around like you just saw a unicorn.
You might not be lucky enough to spot a unicorn in an amusement park but you will definitely (and in some cases unfortunately) spot these seven kinds of people in an amusement park.

Daredevils: They are the ones who are on a death mission. They will locate the scariest rides and will challenge the weeny wuss to ride it with them. The adrenaline rushes through their veins like sea waves in a tsunami. This often leads to the scaredy-cats on the rides being even more scared. Which brings us to…

Scaredy-cats: These are the anti-daredevils. They don’t even like walking past a fast ride. They enjoy magic shows, mystery rooms, street artists the best. If you force them to get on a ride, they’ll cut you!

Strollers: You might spot this kind walking by randomly in circles. They might even feature randomly in your group photos and will leave you thinking, I am sure this guy wasn't with me. They enjoy giving people the impression that they got out of their house to take an evening walk and somehow reached this amazing wonderland.

Screamers: Squeaks, swears, howls, prayers anything could be coming out from their blessed throats which are sure to be super sore by the time they reach home from the trip. The moment they get on the ride till the moment the usher helps them out of it, they are ones who have the most fun.

Line cutters: They are like the mafia of an amusement park. They won’t get an express upgrade for themselves and would pretend to be a part of your group to get to their favourite rides quicker. Beware of these restless creature on your next trip.

Mommies: No-no we aren't talking about the respected mothers here. We are talking about the self-proclaimed mommies who are yelling do’s and don’t’s even when they are on the awesome rides. You know they are taking care of you, but you also kind of want to stuff their mouth with a soft toy. After all, what are friends for.

Cry-babies: They are quite a common kind but they often exist in stealth mode and thus are difficult to spot. They will be absolutely fine till the moment they are on a ride, but the moment they step out of it they will start complaining really loud about how that ride was the scariest thing that ever happened to them. They will tell it to you, your friends, your family, strangers and yes, you again!

Whichever company you find, make sure that you take a trip to any of the amusement parks near you this summer and enjoy the weather like its meant to be enjoyed.

Also click pictures of your friends and tell us which category they fall in by sharing it on our page. We would love to feature them on our wall!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Stadiums to watch out for!

With the Caribbean Premier League coming up in June, there’s been a lot of talk going around about the series. Let’s explore the stadiums which are going to host the entire series. Each stadium has its own unique feature. Take a look and see how many of these facts you weren't aware of.

1.       Kensington Oval: Did you know that in 2008, the Institute of Structural Engineers recognised this stadium as one of its ‘Structural Awards’ winners. The award was given in the category of ‘Awards for Sports or Leisure Structures.’


2.       Beausejour Cricket Ground: This stadium is said to be amongst the top 10 most picturesque stadiums of the world.

3.       Queens Park Oval:  It is presently the stadium which holds the largest seating capacity in West Indies. Its count goes up to 25,000.

4.       Providence Stadium: Do you remember the iconic moment when Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga became the first bowler in the history of international cricket to take four wickets in four consecutive balls? It happened right here!

5.       Warner Park: You will be amused to know that some seats in this stadium have been recycled and believe it or not, they’ve become more comfortable now!

6.       Sabina Park:  An interesting fact about this stadium is that earlier, a breath-taking view of the Blue Mountains used to be seen, opposite to one of the stands. It was certainly a spectacular view!


Pictures' source: Internet

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

5 reasons why you should go trekking ASAP!

1.       It’s the perfect getaway: Routine life becomes monotonous and boring sometimes. We need to spice it up every now and then by finding the perfect way to escape! Trekking is one of the best ideas to refresh yourself. You just need to cut off from the world sometimes.


2.       Fitness solution: Extensive treks never fail in testing your stamina. Furthermore, they help in building it up. It serves as a really good exercise. Interestingly, sweat has many health benefits!

3.       Reconnect with nature: Our cities are gradually turning into cement jungles! And you are exposed to so much pollution! It’s hard to get the feel of nature. Move away from the city and experience the wonders of nature’s therapy. It’s enough to charge you up!

4.       Budget vacation:  No 5 star hotel bookings, no fancy clothes needed, travel expenses are minimum, basic luggage to be taken. It’s the perfect cost-effective vacation where the expenses are minimal and the experience is priceless! J

5.       Short and sweet: Most of the vacations we take go up to one or two weeks, and if it’s out of India then a month! If you need a quick and fun vacation, you could always go on a trek. A trek never has a specific duration. A 3 day trek is as refreshing as a weeklong vacation elsewhere!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

6 ways to make the most of your summer break!

1.       We all know there isn’t a better way to beat the heat than playing with water! And where will you get water in abundance? Of course, a water park. Adlabs Aquamagica is your ultimate destination to not only survive the heat but also an opportunity to play in water till your heart’s content.

2.       How many of you like a bit of adventure and thrill? Then the perfect event for you is The Earth Quest which will be at Coorg in April. A perfect way to spend an extended   weekend full of thrill, adventure and lots of mud!

3.       Do you know what the ultimate treat for music and dance enthusiasts is? You will get an insight into not just one, but two cultures! Their fusion will leave you asking for more. Rajasthani folk and Spain’s flamenco. Can you guess the name? Jodhpur’s Flamenco and Gypsy Festival will be as interesting as it sounds!
4.       Another fun idea is to watch a series of movies with your friends. I’m sure you all have that one favourite series of movies which you can watch endlessly. Watching re-runs of such movies is a great way to spend a lazy summer.

5.        A perfect combination of adult, kids’ and family rides. We have two such destinations for you! Essel World an Adlabs Imagica are two amusement parks that should be on your bucket list this summer!                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

6.       Do you find happiness in the happiness of others? Then you have an entire summer to spend at an orphanage or old-age home. It really is one of the best ways to utilise your time, just to spread happiness. The contentment you take back home is priceless. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

5 Reasons why you should visit Jodhpur’s Flamenco & Gypsy Festival!

Jodhpur Flamenco & Gypsy Festival is a one of kind festival which hosts the fusion of two authentic cultures. It’s the ultimate destination to witness the blend of our very own Rajasthani folk culture with Flamenco. We present to you five reasons why paying a visit to this festival is a must!

1.       You get the opportunity to witness performances of renowned artists from all over the world like Pepe Habichuela, Josemi Carmona and Chano Dominguez!  


2.       Celebrate the fusion of two different cultures, a mesmerizing experience indeed. As rightly depicted in the picture below, where you can see a Flamenco performer matching beats with her fellow Rajasthani performer. This is the entire essence of the festival!

3.       Enthral in the beauty of Mehrangarh Fort, which is said to be one of the most well-kept forts in India! You know its beauty is worth witnessing when you hear a quote by Rudyard Kipling about this fort-“A palace that might have been built by Titans and coloured by the morning sun”

4.       It helps in contributing towards keeping our culture alive. India has a rich heritage and promoting and encouraging it is our responsibility! J


5.       Many attendees come to see this festival and then go to explore the rugged and beautiful structures in Rajasthan. It serves a dual purpose. Attending the festival and a tour of a state which carries our rich heritage in abundance! J


Hurry up and book your #BIGTICKET to this exciting festival!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

India has always been a cricket frenzy country and the enthusiasm just increases with the arrival of the WORLD CUP! Let’s take a look at some awesome statistics of the dazzling performances that have been witnessed in the ongoing World Cup!
With 541 runs in his kitty, Sangakkara has the highest number of runs to his credit!
If you haven’t had enough of this super performer, you will be glad to know that he has two more titles to his credit. With 4 centuries and 57 fours, he upholds the titles of most centuries and maximum fours!
CHRIS GAYLE                                                    
We all know of Gayle’s stupendous score of 215 runs! It is the highest individual score so far in the World Cup!
GLENN MAXWELL                                                   
With a strike rate of 190.37, Maxwell holds the highest strike rate!

AB DE VILLIERS                                                    
AB de Villiers has the highest number of sixes. Can you guess how many?

Four half-centuries is the feat that Williams claims to have!

This Pakistani star has the best average of 150.00!

Do you wish to witness such majestic feats? It really is an enthralling experience to be a part of the crowd and cheer for these heroes! It really is not that hard. All you need is a #BIGTICKET to reach your favourite players and be a part of the celebrations happening LIVE! Book your #BIGTICKET today-log on to! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Exhilarating Quotient

How many of you desire to be adventurous? How many of you miss being footloose and fancy-free? If you answer is a resonating YES, then, ‘The Earth Quest’ is your big ticket to an exciting event in Coorg, Karnataka! The Earth Quest is a thrilling adventure where you will face the wrath of cold weather, heavy rains and upheaval of sand and mud, covering you entirely from head to toe. There shall be obstacles galore on your way! Determination and enthusiasm are going to be the key players in this quest of yours! Make the experience more enjoyable by asking your friends to tag along. Participate in a large group to make the quest more amusing. Because, the more the merrier! Turn on your competitive spirit and participate in the different challenges that have been designed for you; Team Championship, Individual Championship and Open Championship. Children aged 12-16 can also join in the fun by taking part in a challenge designed specifically for them! The cherry on the cake is a free run on the last day, open to everyone.  Loosen up and wash away all the fatigue in the evening, by relaxing to music and gorging on delectable cuisines.
We all go vacationing to some beach, hill-station or scenic location. Don’t you think it would be nice to give something else a shot? When was the last time you felt that rush of adrenaline? Or something so intoxicating, that it has never made you feel so lively? Grab hold of this long weekend and experience something thrilling and new with your near and dear ones.  A charged up quest followed by a fun filled evening are the only two reasons you need to drop by! This is a 3-day affair you certainly don’t want to miss!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hollywood movies starring White House

The White House is not just the official residence and principal workplace of the President of United States of America but also an iconic piece of architecture. The most important decisions that shape the future of not just the states but almost the whole world are taken in this very building.
Naturally there have to be many stories real and fictitious spinning around it. This time let's have a look at some of the well known movies made over the time that spin their tales around the White House.

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  1. In The Line Of Fire: A straight forward thriller of the highest order, this movie takes you on a whole different trip with Clint Eastwood impressive self as a CIA agent who is determined to save the president's life. The White house scene in the movie were shot in the pre-built set in Washington DC made for $250000 in the year 1992.
  2. The American President: This comedy-drama about a widowed US President and a lobbyist tried hard to emphasize on 'politics is perception' philosophy and gave the audience the perception, it was trying too hard. The director of the movie Rob Reiner followed president Bill Clinton for several consecutive days as he went about his routine to get the real feel of a president's life.
  3. Independence Day: Of course we wouldn't miss almost everyone's favorite movie ever made on the White House. Aliens, communication failure, Will Smith and blast, it's a perfect recipe for a hard selling entertainment. The White House which exploded was built at 1/12 scale, just to be blown up. Nine cameras filmed the explosion at various speeds, one of which was 12 times faster than normal, then played back at normal speed to make the explosion seem larger and slower on film.
  4. Lincoln: This film can be termed as one of the best political movies ever made in Hollywood. Made after a long research of 12 long years, Daniel Day Lewis was awarded with Academy Award for best actor making him the very first actor to win an acting Oscar for a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.
  5. White House Down: Made in 2013, this movie was every adventurous tourist's dream. You are taking a trip to the White House and there is an invasion, where you heroically save the president and are given great honor because of that. However most people who saw the movie found the child actress Joey King to be more of a hero than Channing Tatum.
  6. Olympus Has Fallen: With Gerald Butler in the lead as a disgraced former Presidential guard who finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; this movie is awfully similar to White House Down and the comparison between both the movies has been done consistently to find which one was better.
Take a trip to the White House yourself to discover and decide which movie captures its spirit the best. Plan a tour with seasoned journalist Paul Brandus and get insights on the legendary building that you won't find on the internet.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fans of Folk, Followers of Funk! Something for all at JLF 2015

Book lovers have their own favorite style of reading books. While the travelers like to gulp the words down on their journeys, the nocturnal souls can't find a moment of rest till they finish a page or 20.

And then there is that rare sub-species of book lovers; the ones who find music and books the best combination in the world. Play some soothing music in the background, pick up a good book, and voila a little heaven is found on earth.

Keeping the notes of literature and music both in mind, the eighth season of Jaipur Literature Festival will be featuring some of the best musical talent across the world. 117 artists will be showcasing their talents in one way or the other on the music stage of JLF from January 21-25.

From folk to funk a huge variety of music will be performed by artists from over the world. Other then the renowned names such as Javed Akhtar and Indian Ocean, many new artists such as the acapella band Vocal Rasta will also feature in the music event.

Globally famous local Rajasthani music artists such as the Jaisalmer Boys, Chugge Khan and Nathoo Solanki will be the first to feature as the curtain of JLF is raise on January 21, 2015. The audience will not be able to help but join Rajasthani dancers Sonam Kalra and her Sufi gospel project in their mesmerizing moves.

Folk followers will be swept of their feet by the mellifluous renditions of Dadra, Jhoola, Kajri, Chaiti and Holi by Malini Awasthi. The event will conclude on the last day with Rashmi Agarwal's soulful ghazals.

And to bring a legendary end to the iconic line-ups, Midival Punditz, the Indian electronic band featured in some of the Bollywood blockbusters such as Don, Chak De and Karthik Calling Karthik will rock the stage with their new covers and original tracks.

So all you music lovers out there, you are in good luck because the Musical Stage will have a ticketed entry of just Rs 400. Book your tickets with and witness nights studded with magical music!