Monday, January 23, 2012

Top 10 Online Shopping Sites in India

Online shopping has become a popular trend in this developing India recently. People have been enjoying the convenience of having their order shipped right to their doorstep. But people often get confused in selection of reliable sites as there are a plethora of sites, and everyone claims to be reliable. But in actual only few are up to the mark. So in order to facilitate you, here is our pick of top 10 online shopping sites for Indian Customers.




eBay is one of India's leading online marketplace. It is an online marketplace where anyone can trade practically anything. It is a platform for the sale of goods and services by a diverse community of individuals and businesses. eBay users trade in more than 50,000 categories including collectibles, antiques, sports memorabilia, computers, IT and office, art, antiques, toys, dolls, stamps, comics, magazines, music, pottery, glass, photography, electronics, jewellery and gemstones, claims the company.



Fashion and You is an invitation-only online destination. It features the best International & Indian designer brands in luxury, hi-fashion and lifestyle experiences for men, women, children and your home.



It is an online chopping site that lets users shop various items including books, mobile accessories, cameras, game consoles, MP3 players, home and kitchen appliances and much more, online at discounted prices. It offer multiple methods to make payments for order: credit card, debit card, net Banking, e-gift voucher and cash on delivery. The order is generally delivered within 3-4 working days.



MyGrahak.com is said to be India's largest online SuperMarket. It sells a wide range of products like FMCG, Food, Non Food, Grocery, Rice, Gourmets and others. Attractive offers are also available for shopping online at MyGrahak.com.



It is one of India's largest online retailers and is part of Future Group %u2013 owner of brands like Big Bazaar, Pantaloons & Central. It offers a wide range in cameras, consumer durables, home decor, home entertainment, appliances and electronics, mobile.



Homeshop18 is a virtual retailer operating in a multimedia environment that includes television, web, catalogue and print to sell high quality products and services directly to consumers across the country. It deals in books, movies and music, gifts and flowers, mobiles and accessories, camera and camcoders, electronics, computers and peripherals, toys and games and much more.



It is an online shopping destination for fashion and lifestyle products. It lets you shop online from the latest catalog of original branded products in apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and kids.



The website claims to offer 50-90 per cent off daily discount deals in major cities of India. It is touted to be the one-stop-shop for availing discount coupons/vouchers for restaurants, spa, gyms, travel/holiday packages and other cool things in your city.



Letsbuy.com is an Internet retailer of branded Consumer electronics and IT products, which claims to offer more than 9000 products from top international and domestic brands. The company deals in technology products like notebooks, printers, networking, digital cameras, storage and Consumer electronics such as LCD TVs, mobile phones, MP3 players, gaming and home electronics.



It is a platform which gets you great deals you want in your city. It claims to offer deals each day - 40-95 per cent off on the best of restaurants, shopping, salons in your city.

Bonus:

Fluma is the brand name of ClickEdge Technology created to serve customers nationwide. Fluma was started as a retail operation selling handbags and has now expanded its retail shop online for easy access and shopping convenience to our customers all over India. Fluma is newly launched and it offer the biggest selection of designer handbags by the world’s leading manufacturers.


The Google Ants - Proceratium google

Brian L. Fisher, Associate Curator of Entomology, California Academy of Sciences has named this ant after google. Mr. Fisher was so impressed with the help google gave him in setting up a “bio-map” of ants around the world using google earth that he named an ant after them!


Dr. Fisher is also the executive director of the Madagascar Biodiversity Center, a project of the Bibikely Biodiversity Institute, which focuses on the systematics and preservation of species endemic to Madagascar. He said,"We tried to get NASA’s help to develop such a system for years with their mapping expertise and data, but Google Earth answered the call first. I am so impressed with Google that I have named an ant I recently discovered in Madagascar Proceratium google."


Proceratium google is a bizarrely-shaped abdomen is an adaptation for hunting down obscure prey such as spider eggs. It's mostly found in the rainforest of Madagascar.


Google have also allowed antweb (run by Mr. Fisher and the California Academy of Science) to create an interface to google earth. So now using google earth and linking it to the antwebs mappings you can see where different species of ants around the world have habitats!

World's Smallest Country - The Vatican City

Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, Italy. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of just over 800. This makes Vatican City the smallest independent state in the world by both area and population. It is ruled by the Bishop of Rome, the Pope Benedict XVI. The highest state functionaries are all Catholic clergymen of various national origins. Let's have a look at some of the beautiful picture of this tiny country...