Beautiful handmade creations at Karmi Kreations

Recently, we were meeting some friends for a Christmas lunch and wanted to buy some gifts for their children. Now, the tough question always is what do buy which they do not already have. Something different (not just chocolates). So, going through Facebook, my wife came across Karmi Kreations. A small business run by a lady by the name of Shailza who makes these beautiful terracotta creations by hand. And she had a Christmas special going with Christmas inspired designs. We thought that these would make great gifts for the children (along with some nice chocolates).


Beautiful colors

When you are buying something with your hard earned money, first thing you want is quality. The quality of the things we bought were great. But great quality and beautiful designs in not what was special about Karmi Kreations. It was the entire interaction which was great.

As usual, we were pretty late on making this decision and called up Shailza late on Christmas eve. So, when my wife called her up we weren’t very hopeful if there will be availability of these on a short notice. As we feared she didn’t have any in stock. She then said that she will find out if any of her re-sellers have any in stock – they didn’t. So, she offered to make new ones for us and have them ready before noon the next day (we needed them before lunch). Then my wife asked if she could make a different design then what is displayed on her Facebook page, and she agreed.

To summarize, she agreed to do a rush order for us, and further agreed to customize it to our choice of design. But that is not where it ends. When we were picking up the items the next day, we forgot to take along wrapping paper with us to gift-wrap the gifts. So, she provided the wrapping paper and then proceeded to help us gift wrap all the different pots (also enlisting the help of her husband – also a nice guy).

We came back really impressed with her products but even more impressed with her attitude. It was a pleasure buying things from her (in today’s world, you can say this for very few interactions). I highly recommend checking out her Facebook page (that I have linked to in the beginning of the post). She has pictures of her creations – which IMO are priced quite reasonably.

Pet supplies in Gurgaon

Puppy hungry?

Gurgaon is full of dog-lovers. Even in the small apartment complex where I live, there are so many pets. Another thing that Gurgaon is full of is busy people. Everyone is super busy in Gurgaon – there are many households where everyone has a job. Finally, the third thing that Gurgaon is full of is traffic. Even if you did have the time to go out and shop, the traffic sometimes makes it so hard to do so.

Therefore it becomes very useful when a professional eCommerce service catering to pet supplies comes along and does a good job of it. Introducing DogSpot. DogSpot is a one-stop shop for all your pet supplies needs. Even though it is called DogSpot, and even though it has a focus on dogs, you can also find supplies for birds, cats, and other small pets.

The good thing about DogSpot is that they carry the best brands (alongside some local ones as well, but I won’t recommend them) – for example, Kong – I can tell you from personal experience of keeping 2 labradors from the last 7 years that nothing lasts like a Kong toy – you can be sure of the quality of that brand.

Another good thing is the variety available for all different pet needs and the easy to use website that they have. It makes it very easy for the user to quickly find the product you need and place an order – all from the comfort of your home or your office, without fighting with the traffic. This website delivers all over India, but they are based out of Gurgaon (which is why I am reviewing them here). I have used their service many times already, and the experience has been good so far. Once they were going to be late on the order and they were nice enough to call me personally and let me know of the delay.

However, the best thing about the service is not all of the above. The best thing is that this service is run by dog lovers. They are very knowledgeable about dogs. The DogSpot site has a question and answers section, a blog which has a lot of articles about dogs and pet ownership in general. In fact, if you call their customer care, they will even help you decide what kind of product you should buy for your dog. They really know everything there is to know about pet care.

So, if you own a pet, treat them today by ordering something from DogSpot.

Home delivery of fruits and vegetables in Gurgaon

I am a big fan of being able to do shopping online and have the stuff simply delivered to your home. This applies even more when it comes to getting this done in Gurgaon, because stepping out of your home means getting stuck in traffic, taking stress because of the way your fellow motorists drive, and so on.

So, I was really happy to see that there are online businesses that let you shop for fruits and veggies from the comfort of your computer. And so far, I have tried two of them, and I will talk a little bit about both.

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