My first Blogversary

It was exactly around the same time last year that while sitting in my office at my Summer Training site, due to lack of any other job, I started this blog and happily so, if I must say, it was the best ‘bored’ decision I ever made in my life. Today, I stand a little known blogger in the blogging circuits. A trip to behind the scenes at the Roadies 9 auditions, an Interview with Nagesh Kukunoor, a war of words over the Madrasan-Delhi boy rift, several free book (for reviews), an Andriod tablet, free energy drink samples, movie reviews and invitations to a few Blogger meets down, I must say, I couldn’t have asked for more.

Fellow Blogger Prabhdeep Singh was my inspiration to start a blog and then it was the encouragement of family and friends, thereafter, that set my ship sailing the high seas. There is a long list of people I wish to thank, but taking names here would bore a lot of those who don’t know them. On the first anniversary of my blog, I would like to suggest 7 blogs to my readers, other than mine of course, which I consider as ‘must reads,’ (in no particular order of preference):

  1. Vantage Point
  2. Broken Morning
  3. The Mind is a Playground
  4. The Blunt Blog
  5. JabberWockey
  6. Viva la Vida
  7. Zilch to Zenith

Frankly Speaking, this, by far, is the shortest blogpost but a heart felt Thank You to all who have read and visited my blog.

Hoping to entertain you as always,

Yours,
@franklyaman

Product Review: Tzinga

It’s 45 degrees outside and the sun in Delhi looks much like Lucifer at this time of the year. I can feel my skin melting and my hair charring at times when I go to the market or even accidentally step into the balcony while chatting on the phone. Sodas, juices, squashes, even pannas, sharbats and lassis have always been a hit with the moms and the grand-moms. As much as people of my generation would like to have an energy drink in such a situation, but one cannot ignore the hole it burns in the pocket while protecting heat strokes.

Such was the thought that stimulated the birth of Hector Beverages. In the age of the one-lac-car, we Indians can do anything at a low cost. No they’re not buying it from China, but Hector Beverages has come up with an ultra-low cost energy drink called Tzinga. Tzinga, which is available currently in Delhi/NCR and a few selected states, had made it to my dictionary when I attended a star night sponsored by Tzinga at a college in Delhi. But it made to my stomach and my heart when I was asked by Hector Beverages to review the product.

The Drink:

tzinga

Tzinga

Tzinga, which is available in 3 flavors, is probably India’s cheapest energy drink. It’s name and it’s unique packaging is something that you’ll definitely not miss passing by in a superstore. Currently, Tzinga is available in 3 flavors, Tropical Trip, Mango Strawberry and Lemon Mint (in order of my personal preference). The drink contains Natural flavors, is non carbonated, contains less of caffeine and more of a herb named ‘guarana‘ which performs the same function as caffeine but without the side effects (sorry Nescafe). Tzinga also contains ginseng, ‘original ginseng’ as the website as well as the back cover of the drink says.

The Analysis (Why Buy):

  • On a per 100 ml basis, Tzinga gives you more energy than even Redbull (and that too at 1/4th the price), so obviously that’s great.
  • All three flavors individually taste great.
  • Costs just Rs. 20 and is available at most super stores.
  • The packaging is interesting. Brings the cost of the product down and is good to look at.
  • Contains natural flavors, herbs and ginseng.
  • No fizz. No fat.
  • It’s an Indian Energy Drink.

Tzinga, at my Local Big Bazaar store

The Verdict:

As Tzinga claims, it does gives a 5 hour kick. (I had a 200 ml pack before starting this post and I’m wide awake.) It’s tasty, it looks good and what more do you expect from a drink that just costs 20 bucks! I liked it so much that I would suggest you to replace the daily tetra pack of juice with a Tzinga.
Highly recommended, especially for people during exam days. Do try it for yourself to know more.

Rating: 4/5

Diclaimer: Not recommended for those who want to get to bed early or to whom the doctors have forbidden it!