Monday, 6 June 2016

Beware of Mouthshut.com Fraud

Hey guys,

Mouthshut.com is a consumer review website where consumers write reviews on a wide category of products listed on the website. Mouthshut is running a fraud contest called 'Write. Share and Win.' whereby they are offering consumers upto Rs. 40 for negative and Rs. 30 for positive review per product. I even shared my concern of fake reviews for more points with them but they said that keeping equal amount lead to spamming in the previous month. However, their agenda is probably to make consumers write negative reviews and thereby force brands to join their website by paying money to save their image.

They claim that user gets this money in their bank account which was true till January. After January, they have cheated their members. They haven't transferred a single penny to member's accounts and sadly they are still advertising their fake contest which is only making them earn but users are getting cheated. They have robbed users of thousands of rupees in the past 3-4 months which is a sad thing. Their twitter support and email support do not respond to mails regarding the payment. Also, they are deleting all negative reviews about mouthshut from their own website so as to attract more users to fall in the trap of a fake contest. They delete true negative reviews of brands which have partnered with them.


How do you trust a website with their user reviews that can be easily manipulated because any user would want to earn more by posting a fake negative review. So, I'm posting here to warn everyone about using this website. You can't even trust the genuineness of their reviews.
Don't fall prey to them.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

My ideal yatra!



Hey guys!
We all love vacations, don’t we? Being a travel bug, I have a perfect vacation idea. It doesn’t take much to have a perfect vacation, just a bag, camera and few essentials and you’re good to go. Perfect vacation is more about relaxing and enjoying rather than just traveling with something bothering you. Peace of mind makes it a perfect vacation. And when you book via yatra.com, there is nothing else you need to worry about and there begins your perfect vacation.
I recently had a real fun time when I was in Mumbai and decided to take a vacation to Goa with my girl gang! So I decided to head to yatra.com and searched for Domestic Airlines from Mumbai to Goa. So I searched for the cheapest flight from Mumbai to Goa and finally booked it on spicejet airlines at a great price. Soon after booking flight for my gang, I went on to look for some hotels. I had heard a lot about Candolim beach in Goa so decided to stay at a hotel around this particular beach. I got this hotel ‘Marina Bay Beach Resort’ near Candolim and wasted no time in booking it.
15th Feb, the travel day, had arrived and we boarded the flight smoothly. We landed in Goa in an hour or so and that was the beginning of a fun vacation! We hired a taxi for a 1000 bucks and reached the hotel. We were really excited to go to the beach and enjoy. We finished with our breakfast and went out quickly with our camera. ;) The weather had started turning a bit hot but was bearable.
We had also done some online research about the places to visit in Goa and we managed to visit most of them .

Day 1 we hired a taxi for visiting south Goa and there were a few temples, lots of beaches and much more to see. We also stopped at Panjim to see the beauty. The day went smooth with Goan food, lots of pictures, enjoying in the beach, and relaxing.
Day 2, we went to visit North Goa with two-wheelers hired as we were already staying at North Goa, we din’t need to drive much so a two-wheeler did the needful. At nights, we used to spend time at the Candolim beach as it was at walking distance from our hotel.  Baga beach and Anjuna beach were my favorite there.
Day 3 we went for a dolphin show, and also went on the cruise. We enjoyed sea food and also went to the casino (although we did not gamble) :P

Pic clicked by me at Candolim Beach, Goa

All in all, it was a really perfect vacation.  I have visited many places but there is none like Goa. I love water sports and the beachside, natural beauty which keeps me happy.

Finally it was time for us to go back to Mumbai. The hotel receptionist helped us hire a taxi at nominal rates and we reached the Goa airport. Our  return flight back to Mumbai  was smooth. This was truly a very memorable vacation which I’m sure all my friends will cherish. :)