Monday, February 27, 2012

Infibeam Announces an Exclusive Beauty and Cosmetics Section

Infibeam announces its extensive cosmetics section comprising a wide range of beauty products. Amongst the well known brands gracing the section, few are being introduced online for the very first time. The impressive catalog comprises body care, eye care, hand care, skin care, hair care, and personal care products including perfumes and deodorants.

Well known brands like Adidas, Burberry, Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Elizabeth Arden, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Guess, Hugo Boss, Mont Blanc, Revlon, Tommy Hilfiger and Versace grace the beauty section at Infibeam. The catalog will be expanded with the addition of brands like StreetWear, Jovees, Shahnaz Hussain and Color Bar. Shoppers may avail combination gifts and some enticing introductory offers with their purchases and have the products delivered to them in 2-4 days.

Infibeam is pleased to announce the beauty care section that will house popular branded cosmetics. The initiative is in sync with Infibeam's continued progress in the logistics services spread across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Infibeam Launches Footwear Section With Some of the Leading Brands

The escalating popularity of online shopping has resulted in online stores aiming to give shoppers nothing but the best. Infibeam, India's leading online shopping portal announces an exclusive footwear section with well known brands like Puma, Adidas, Reebok, Lee Cooper, Fila, Provogue and more. Additionally, the footwear section houses unique and exclusive brands like Unistar and Shorty Capone.

Infibeam Footwear Store

The launch will be a welcome change for shoppers as the best loved brands may now be availed at one store. Infibeam also announces enticing introductory offers on different brands. Shoppers stand a chance to get 10% to 61% off on all the leading brands with the promise of a new and improved collection over the next few days. The good traction in lifestyle products ranging from apparel, jewelry and gifts has resulted in the addition of new sections. The icing on the cake is undoubtedly the whopping introductory discount.

Infibeam also plans to expand the categories and introduce new brands and sub categories.This initiative is in sync with the growing popularity of online shopping. The multiple brands, enticing offers and hassle free shopping are certain to augment Infibeam`s popularity as the one stop shop for ardent shoppers.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

An Exclusive Interview with Monica Bhide - Author of 'In Conversation with Exceptional Women'

Monica Bhide is a renowned cookbook author. In her writing career spanning of more than 5 years she has written extensively for The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Bon Appetit, The Washington Post and dozens of other publications. She has three books credited to her name. In this exclusive interview with Infibeam, she talks about her latest book ‘In conversation with exceptional women’, her relationship with cooking and her career.

Q.1: In conversation with exceptional women is an inspiring book. What inspired you to write this book?
Ans: They say you should write the book you always wanted to read, so i did! I wanted to talk to all the women around me who are so abundant and blossoming in all that they are doing. I wanted to reach out to them and asked them how they succeeded, what advice they would give me, what had they learned from their life. I asked 55 women and they all agreed to be interviewed. i selected women who had personally had an impact on my life. I could have reached out to women whom I dont know personally, but I dont feel that the book would have had the same connection. The women I picked are exceptional because they are abundant and always share that abundance with the world. The book is about filling your well as a creative professional. You read a little every day to help inspire and motivate you.

Q.2: Of all the interviews featured in the book which one is your favourite and why?
Ans: I loved all the interviews and learned so much from all of them. In particular, I would have to say that Padma Lakshmi was one of the most inspiring for all that she has been able to achieve and yet, she is so kind and so open.

Q.3: This is one of those books that readers can go back to in dark moments and get inspired. Is there any particular book or author that you like to read in your moments of doubt?
Ans: This one! I love to read Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and anything else I can get my hands on. I thrive on reading books on positivity and motivation.

Q.4: Any particular reason behind choosing ebook as medium for ‘In conversation with exceptional women’?
Ans: small set of the interviews were first featured on my blog. They got such a great response that I decided to do some more and include them in an ebook. Going from blog to ebook seemed like a natural transition for me.

Q.5: Is these are any one you’d missed out and would like to interview?
Ans: So many but one in particular: Jhumpa Lahiri

Q.6: What made you give up your corporate career and follow your passion?
Ans: was an engineer with two master’s degrees, a six-figure dream career in training and development, a big house, friends, a loving husband and two amazing children. On a personal level I was fulfilled, but on a professional level, something was missing.

Then, one day, my whole world came to a standstill. A very, very dear friend suddenly passed away in a freak accident. She was in her mid-thirties and had been married the same year that I had. Her death and other circumstances really made me question my life choices. After some serious soul searching, i quit my job to become a full-time writer. It has been eight, wonderful, amazing, years since I made that decision.

Q.7: Cooking and spice seems to define your life. How is your relationship with both?
Ans: Love and reverence!

Q.8: You have indulged yourself in so many things successfully. How do you mange to strike a balance between your professional and personal life?
Ans: My work is who I am so it comes naturally. I never feel like I am “working.” I love what I do so it is easy to do that and be with the family

Q.9: Who are your favourite authors and which books would you like to recommend for our readers?
Ans: Jhumpa Lahiri, Diana Abu Jaber, Rohinton Mistry… read everything by them!

Q.10: What piece of advice you’d like to give to wannabe authors?
Ans: Read as much as you can. Write everyday. There is no simple, easy way to become an author. It takes a LOT of work. But, if you do it everyday, it will become part of who you are and that in itself is a huge blessing!

Q.11: Any message for our readers?
Ans: Thank you for reading my work. I am very appreciative!

Buy Book at - In Conversation with Exceptional Women

By: Aarti Upadhyay