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The Best of 2015

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Wow, 2015 seemed to go by so fast – but then each day, week, month, year seems to be whizzing by so quickly now. I’ve never been a fan of listicles and a ‘Best of’ kind of post, so this one is rather surprising – and even more so in a year when there weren’t too many opportunities / experiences to really merit a ‘Best of’ but here goes.

This was actually more of an effort than I realised – not because there was a problem of plenty, but because there was a problem of too less, which means some many popular choices could be missing simply because I haven’t experienced them yet 😉

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An Evening at The Guppy Pop-Up by Ai, Olive Bistro Pune

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Planned to catch up with friends over the weekend and we had almost decided to meet at one of the breweries when the Guppy by Ai pop-up came into focus. Originally based at Delhi, they had just concluded their pop-up at Olive Mahalaxmi in Bombay before touchdown at Olive Bistro in Pune.

Living in Pune, there have been very limited options to have Japanese cuisine, though Bombay fares slightly better in this regard. Thankfully, in our group of four, three were Japanese cuisine ‘veterans’ and I was the only n00b – so no worries in terms of what to order and look out for 😀

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Using the Mi 16000 mAh Power Bank

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When the Mi 16000 mAh power bank was announced, I couldn’t resist buying it along with the Mi Band when both were made available on 09th June at 2pm. Some months ago, during a sale on Amazon, I’d picked up an ihave ia1310 Boss 10000 mAh Power Bank (Gold) for Rs. 799, so as far as power backup requirements go, things were actually quite sorted.

Previously, I’d looked at buying one from Ambrane (10400 mAh), Lenovo (13000 mAh), OnePlus (10000 mAh) or even Xiaomi’s own 5200 mAh and 10400 mAh power banks, but they were mostly sold out quickly and then out of stock for ages. Plenty of fakes floating around too apparently, as I learned from some folks who’d bought them, though there are ways to identify the fakes.

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