Nokia Apptasting - Wine & DIne in style!

As I was on my way to attend the most epic evenings of all , the NOKIA APPTASTING(  was a trending topic on Twitter ,19th Aug), I constantly
wondered why the most adorable celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna and the most handsome Tech-expert Rajiv Makhni were invited as a team(apart from the fact that Vikas cooks everything Makhni, and Rajiv is Makhni , says Vikas with a chuckle).

 Vikas was voted as 'New York's Hottest Chef' in a poll conducted by Eater.

What has NOKIA got to do with food?
Read on to find out!

The evening began with the Energy-packed signature move - Hurr, HUrr,HURR by the Indiblogger gang.
I wish them a GRAND 5th Birthday.These guys deserve millions of such birthdays in future!

While everyone enjoyed the sparkling white wine served in the dreamily lit up room , my eyes were glued to
only one thing-The Apptasting screen!

P.S. If at any point you feel my camera could have done better, blame the wine ;)
My camera was drunk!
(P.S I also met Gargi from Canyvioleta .Was pleasure catching up.Look at our Party feet :) )

Apps are nothing but aids to help the aam junta.You need not be  tech-savvy to use these! The kind of apps that were showcased were brilliant as they addressed some real painpoints and also let you wine & dine in style.
Infact, when bloggers were asked about their dream apps they went crazy with ideas like SLAP APP- to slap every Mumbai Autowallah who denies you a ride! Haha!
Some photo Apps:
Smart Group Shot: Often we take group pictures and atleast one person 's photo would be distorted for some reason.This fantastic app from NOKIA, helps you select a person's best image from each group pic and lets you merge all such selections into one! Amazing isn't it?!
Morfo: do it only to your loved ones :) This app converts a photo into a moving 3D animated character

Food & Lifestyle Apps:

Nokia City Lens: This one's a game changer! This app scans beyond your four walls and shows places of interest ( dining,entertainment,medical etc.) in the nearby radius & lets you view its opening/closing hours,reviews,photos etc.with a single tap!

Nokia Food & Wine pairing: Saves you the embarrasment of choosing the wrong wine at restaurants. Vikas' joint JUNOON is one of the few wine& dine joints where they insist on pairing food with wine as wine brings out the sumptuous flavors in any food according to Vikas. I am a no wine person, but for all of you out there, this one is surely of help! 

Alcohol inblood: Tells you whether you are fit to drive! Next time your friend insists , use this app! Be smart, Drive SAFE!

A fun contest where Vikas showed a unique way of chopping onions was every bit entertaining as people chopped onions to great perfection.
I think the future grooms need training from Vikas on this one! Will share this with you in a separate post!
We had a little quiz show (Foodie +Techie themed) where two lucky girls won Nokia Lumias for themselves. How cool is that?!

Questions thrown by Rajiv almost confused the contestants to the extent that forgot if they should call themselves foodies or techies. Hehe.
Vikas asked a True/False question to the contestants , and realising they answered it wrong , he exclaimed, Shall i Pass this question?! And then he held his forehead with his hands almost in disbelief and couldn't help laughing at himself! Cuteness!

Rajiv is a brilliant co-anchor. Quick , witty and fun!
When i was discussing mobile phones(my favorite topic)with him it was a valuable information exchange.
 He doesnt throw any jargons at you. 
Thats why NOKIA chose him as he is just like NOKIA , User-friendly :)
*Disclaimer: Don't take that literally! *
(More on our discussion in later posts)

Vikas is your boy- next- door whose child-like smiles can make you go 'Awwww...!' 
And the fact that every blogger mentions ' My mom is fond of Vikas' , Rajiv clearly segments his female fans as over 50! Agree or disagree? ;)
He just can't get over his Punjabi accent and loves it to the core. I will share his interview for TFMQ, in the upcoming posts.
If you think NOKIA was drowning,you might be wrong, as you might just drown in the plethora of offerings they will dish out in the near future! According to our gadget guru Rajiv , the future  LUMIA series are the ones to watch out for!
For you dear readers, NOKIA is soon coming up with a contest where you dream an app and if NOKIA feels its worth it, they develop the app and you win!

So, guys & girls, Wine & Dine in style! Tell me, which one is your FAVORITE NOKIA APP?
And which side are you on, FOODIE? or TECHIE? I'm greedy , i choose both :)

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  1. Hi! Ila,

    I was not much interested in the topic of this post for the reason I am not really interested in things related to food and I am no fan of Gadget guru :-P ...but the way you cover any event is really commendable and that is the reason today I am here :) to read this post. Like always this post of yours is also a very good read. No comment on Vikas or Rajiv :-P ...but for NOKIA ...obituary is already written just wait for the last nail :-D ..the only segment they may get some stake is corporates by replacing blackberry (I believe Microsoft will come up with some more secure exchange encryption on Win phones and can force corporates to use Win phones - Yes MS has this power :))...Let's wait and watch..

    Keep writing..
    Rohit Saxena

  2. Very well articulated. It gave me the vicarious feeling of me being present @ the event :).

  3. Wow Ila...great post..n these are awesome apps! Most of all , I loved the Slap app, lol
    Great going babes....Rock on !!!


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