Pics Of My New Phone – The IQOO 9T

Ok so I have now used the phone for a couple of days and I love it. I am sharing a few pics from the time of unboxing, which was on Tuesday. The IQOO 9t sells at a beastly price of Rs.49,999 or Rs.50k. I bought it off Amazon India, with a discount of Rs.1000 for taking it on EMI, another Rs.750 for buying it on a card, Rs.4000 which is an ICICI Bank discount – I don’t have an ICICI card but transferred money to a friend who does and placed the order using that card.


I also exchanged my 2+ year old RealMe X2 Pro for which I got a discount of Rs.13,053. Not bad eh? So even the box is so wonderful to look at. A well designed box with a slightly textured finish and an awesome pattern and rather stylish look. The top of the box is a diagonal cut and makes it stand out even more as the gap is slightly indented – looks nice!


Love that white finish on the phone with those beautiful three racing track stripes and it is so smooth to the touch. The stripes feel different enough on my fingers but overall it is so smooth but a little slippery. Hence it is always good to keep a case on the back, which is something I always do anyways. I choose to always go with the company provided clear TPU back cover so that I can enjoy the look of the original back cover. And I love the black rectangle on top which is for the camera part.


Overall it is a very smooth phone to use though since I have been very busy with work related stuff and others, I haven’t yet fully explored the phone. I plan to do so and finish installing all the apps I need tomorrow and on Sunday and will play around with it a lot more. I did install a couple of games and have played a few rounds when I got time. So far everything is top notch. And the battery charging – so damn fast!

5 Weird Laws In Romania

1. The punishment for rape in the Code of Constantin Mavrocordat : 1750 – People who committed rape in that era were punished with the cutting of the sexual organ. Nowadays, raping is punished with imprisonment.

2. Law against drunkenness. In accordance with its name, this law determined how the alcohol was made and sold. Also, the number of innkeepers was strictly determined by the law: one drinking house for 150 men and one drinking house for 50 men in isolated areas.

3. Banning Mickey Mouse : It is said that in 1935 the Govern of Romania decided to ban Mickey Mouse because it was thought that the animated character was scaring the children.

4. Prohibiting abortion : The communists aimed to increase the birth rate and the natural growth of the population. Thus, starting with the October 1966 and ending with December 1989 (when the decree was abolished because of the fall of Communism) all the abortions were prohibited in Romania. Only in special circumstances the abortion was allowed (for ex.: when the pregnancy was the result of a rape or incest; when the woman was more than 45 years old or had 4 children to take care of; when one of the parents suffered from a serious disease with hereditary transmission; when the pregnancy put the woman’s life in danger).

This is how the generation of the ‘decree children’ appeared. Besides the growth of the young population, this had many other negative effects such as the death of more than 10.000 women due to illegal abortion.

5. Marital rape : The criminal Code from 1968 regulated that the author or any other participant in rape was not punished if he married his victim before the judgment became definitive. In other words, the rape between spouses was not punished back then, because it was considered that it was the ‘woman’s duty’ to have sexual relation with her husband any time he wanted. Rape between spouses was incriminated just in 2000 in an aggravated form (as rape against a family member) and nowadays marital rape is regulated without an aggravated punishment.

3 Most Haunted Places In The State Of Kerala

1. Lakkidi Gateway, Wayanad

Wayanad district in Kerala witnesses flocks of trekkers who turn up in large numbers to explore the peaks and enjoy the soothing weather during peak tourist season. Lakkidi Gateway is a route through which you can pass the Tamarasseri pass which gives you the entry to the hilly district of Kerala, Wayanad. The place is known for its thick forests and cold temperatures. Lakkidi gateway remains the shortest route to cross Tamarasseri pass but it is unknown to many travelers. The people who know the route prefer not to use it because of the different haunting stories related to this place. A few of the locals know the route and the frightening stories associated with the place.

2. Bonacaud Bungalow, Trivandrum

In the capital city of Kerala lies the dilapidated and forgottenBonacaud bungalow. The cottage has a very old construction and is supposed to have been built during the colonial era. Spread over the mystic hills, waterfalls and streams, the place gives you the perfect picture of the haunted and overlooked lodgings that you have always read about in horror stories. The broken windows, decrepit walls, and hangings are bound to stun your senses.

3. Kariavattom, Trivandrum

Although Technopark is the IT hub of Kerala where several multinational giants have their offices, Kariavattom campus road from Technopark back gate is the location where several enigmatic rumors have been reported. The place gets hushed at night and a walk through the campus is a daring journey. Many stories have been described by passengers about odd happenings taking place here. The noises and squeals that break the silence will give you chills and thrills.

Three Adventures To Blow Your Fragile Minds

Three adventures you want to experience in your lifetime.

Hmmm, this is a difficult one as there are so many I would love to experience.

I’d like to be able to go on a cruise and then discover a lost land or a land which has not been seen before or unknown till now. Like the lost city of Atlantis or something like that. And having to prove to people and show them that “Hey, here is that land which we didn’t know we had. Let’s go explore.”

Similarly I’d like to be the person that stands in front of the United Nations, in front of all these leaders of the nation, and being on tv live across all the television channels & streaming services of the world and tell that aliens are real and have visited us, we are not created by any god or gods and instead our species existence was actually a result of the seeds that these aliens planted on this earth so to speak and we are a secondary offshot of theirs, space travel is a real thing and that we aren’t that special as we think we are as there are many such beings like us throughout the galaxy and galaxies (I watch too much Stargate) and blow the minds of everyone.

Also the biggest adventure of all – I want to go to outer space! See the universe and explore the galaxies. Check out various planets, chase a comet, meet new alien species, try out their food and drink and share ours. See the various cultures and really experience the universe in all her glory. And ofcourse, to bed the sexy alien women! Now that’s an adventure.

Prompt from 30 Random Blog Post Ideas at My Inner Shakti

Former Arsenal Defender Nacho Monreal Announces Retirement

Nacho Monreal has confirmed his retirement from football at the age of 36. The Spain international says he’s made the decision after a “loud and clear” message from his knees having taken his body “to limits that I would never have imagined”. Sadly, injury forced him to miss the entirety of the last campaign. Signed by Arsene Wenger from Malaga in January 2013, the left-back made 251 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal across six and a half seasons. During that time, he made 20 assists and scored 10 goals and was part of three FA Cup-winning sides in 2014, 2015, and 2017.

La Cabra also racked up 22 appearances for Spain, which was no mean feat given the players he overlapped with. While Monreal left the Gunners for Real Sociedad in 2019, he’s continued to speak fondly of his time at Emirates Stadium. He made 69 appearances over two seasons with the Basque side before missing the entirety of the 2021-22 campaign with a knee injury. Monreal was released by Sociedad in May and has decided to hang up his boots for good. Pamplona-born Monreal began his career with Osasuna, making 142 appearances before transferring to Malaga in 2011.

After a season-and-a-half in Andalusia, the full-back joined Arsenal in January 2013 for around ÂŁ8.5million. During his time in North London he won three FA Cups, while he also picked up a Copa del Rey with Sociedad in 2020. He won 22 caps for Spain, being selected for their 2018 World Cup squad.

The IQOO 9T Details & Specifications – My New SmartPhone

The iQOO 9T smartphone is now official in India with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It also has a Vivo V1+ display chip that allows real-time extreme night vision. The new phone by the Vivo sub-brand inherits a lot from the iQOO 9 Pro, including the 6.78” E5 AMOLED screen. It has a 120 Hz refresh rate and 360 Hz touch sampling rate. There is a supersonic fingerprint scanner underneath. On the back, we have a rectangular island, housing the trio of cameras – 50MP main with Samsung GN5 sensor and OIS, 13 MP ultrawide and 12MP telephoto units.

The iQOO 9T offers a vapor chamber liquid cooling system with a 3,930 sq. mm. area, which promises great heat dissipation and proper cooling of the device under prolonged heavy usage.  and there are also dual stereo speakers. The Vivo V1+ chip already debuted in the vivo X80 Pro, but this is the first time it makes its way to an iQOO device. It brings enhanced noise reduction and motion estimation motion compensation technology. The iQOO 9T got from its 9 series predecessors is the 4,700 mAh battery with 120W wired and 50W wireless fast charging. The claim of the 8-minute charging from 0 to 50% and the battery fill up in 20 minutes has been tested and proven to be true.

The iQOO 9T has two color versions – Legend with the BMW M Motorsport stripe and colors and a plain black version called Alpha and a less available Orange version is also seen. It is priced at INR 49,999 (8/128 GB) or INR54,999 (12/256 GB) and you can buy it from Iqoo’s website or – I bought it from the latter. Dimensions are 165 x 77 x 8 mm (6.50 x 3.03 x 0.31 in) and 206g in weight. Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame, glass back Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), dust and dripping water resistant. AMOLED display 6.78 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Android 12, Funtouch 12, Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm), Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510), Adreno 730 GPU. I bought the 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM and the big disappointment is that there is no memory card slot. Main camera : 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.57″, 1.0”m, PDAF, OIS, 12 MP, f/2.0, 47mm (telephoto), PDAF, 2x optical zoom, 13 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 120? (ultrawide) & Video : 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps. Front facing selfie cam : 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), HDR, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.

Dual speakers, but no 3.5 mm headphone jack. Sensors include Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. Battery : Li-Po 4700 mAh, non-removable, Fast charging 120W, 50% in 8 min, 100% in 19 min (advertised).

3 Day Weekend Turns Out To Be A Faster Than Speed Of Light Rest

Well we had a second 3 day weekend in a row. Last week it was Muharam, a muslim festival on Monday, and this week it was Indian Independence Day yesterday. While last weekend it was unexpected and ended up being highly convenient (I had a doctor’s appointment and as I was leaving, I had major cramps which made me want to rest the rest of the day), this one was well known in advance as well it is hard to miss out on this day.

What would I do in a 3 day weekend. The plan was to go to the hospital to see an ENT specialist but I ended up having to work so late on Friday that I slept after 3 am and woke up very tired. I hence cancelled my appointment and decided to go another day, possibly even on Monday. I took Saturday for total rest and even slept a few hours post lunch. The rest of the day I watched the last 3 episodes of the Obi Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ Hotstar. For dinner I ordered a burger from this place called So-Bur that I have been meaning to try out for so long. It wasn’t that good in the end and I went to sleep early.

Sunday was more relaxed and I spent the day listening to music, watching a whole lot of Youtube videos. I ended up watching Jurassic World : Dominion in the afternoon and then watched more Youtube until midnight and then went to sleep. I thought about going out on Independance Day, Monday, but I had a rough night and therefore was tired again yesterday. I decided to skip going out and just relaxed the same as Sunday. And now I wait for my phone to arrive and then get ready for the work day to start at 1:30 pm. I just wonder how come the weekend went by faster than the speed of light.

ROSHAN’S ELEVEN : 11 Interesting Facts You May Or May Not Know About India

Interesting Facts That You May Or May Not Know About India:

  1. The wettest inhabited country on Earth is India. With 11,873 millilitres of rain falling annually, Meghalaya village has been named the wettest spot on Earth by the Guinness Book of World Records. Considering that the rain season lasts for six months.
  2. The glacial Lake Roopkund, which is 16,470 feet above sea level in the Himalayas, is known for the human bones that have been discovered there and nearby. The skeletons are considered to be the remains of persons who died in a strong hailstorm in the ninth century.
  3. For around 1,000 years beginning in the fourth century BC, India was the world’s sole supplier of diamonds. The Krishna River Delta is where the initial diamonds were discovered.
  4. Hinduism is regarded as the world’s oldest religion, with records going as far back as 5,500 BCE. Hinduism has no recognised creator, and since it is a way of life, nobody is interested in finding out.
  5. India is home to 22 official languages. Santali, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, and Urdu are just a few of the many languages that are spoken in India. However, Hindi and English are the official languages.
  6. Since most Indians speak their own regional language in addition to English for ease of communication, India also has the second-largest population of English speakers in the world (the first is the United States).
  7. India is home to around 1.37 billion people, second only to China. and the figure keeps increasing. According to predictions, India will overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by the year 2050.
  8. In India, there is a floating post office. India not only has the greatest postal network in the entire world, but it also has some incredibly unusual post offices, such as one that floats on the water. The post office, which is situated near Dal Lake in Srinagar, has started to draw curious tourists.
  9. The Shani Shingnapur community is well known for having no doors or locks on any of the residences. Beyond that, criminal conduct has not been documented for about 400 years.
  10. India had 26 national holidays in 2019, including Christmas, Deepavali, Holi, and Independence Day. Because the Indian population is made up of so many diverse cultural groupings, there are many different holidays and festivals, which contributes to the great variety of celebrations.
  11. India is home to the largest sundial in the world. The tallest sundial in the world, standing at a towering 27 metres (90 feet) tall, is located in the town of Jaipur. A UNESCO World Heritage Site designation has been given to the sundial. Thousands of people flock to see the shadow, which moves at a speed of roughly six millimetres per minute, every year.

I Bought A New Phone – IQOO 9T

The last few days I have been doing my research into buying a new phone. I currently have 2 phones – an Oppo F11 Pro which I bought in September 2019 and a RealMe X2 Pro which I bought in June of 2020. The Oppo is showing a lot of signs of wear and tear and since I am using it as a back up phone it is sometimes never even charged. The X2 Pro is a beautiful phone which has served me well as my daily driver from June of 2020. I remember doing research into getting this phone that year – I remember I searched for the best phones around the Rs.30,000 mark at the time and in every website the most common phone was the X2 Pro.

So in the end I decided to splash some of the money I earned from sponsored blogging and I absolutely love the phone. I did an unboxing video of that phone and I loved its look and feel and the phone was so smooth to work on. But I did have a couple of issues – one was almost immediately known; I found that the network had issues on this phone and at times, people wouldn’t be able to reach me unless they tried a couple of times. The second issue is more recent, last couple of months I have noticed that the charge doesn’t last as long on the phone anymore. Although charging is pretty quick, that was a drag.

So now I have purchased a new phone online on – it is the very new flagship killer IQOO 9T. This is such an awesome looking phone with great specs. I have watched quite a few reviews of the phone and finalized it last night. IQOO is killing it right now and they have 3 variations of their flagship phone – the 9, the 9T & the 9 Pro of which the is the latest and is the middle child in terms of price and features. I can’t afford the 9 Pro and can barely afford this one as it is. But I exchanged the X2 Pro for it and will hand it over when the Amazon delivery guy comes to deliver the IQOO phone. I can’t wait!

Matchday 2 Of 38 : Arsenal 4 Leicester City 2

The impressive Gabriel Jesus scored his first Premier League goals for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s side beat Leicester City in an entertaining encounter at Emirates Stadium. The Brazilian striker, signed from Manchester City in the summer, scored twice before the break and missed several chances for a hat-trick as well assisting his side’s other goals. William Saliba’s own goal early in the second half gave Leicester hope, but Granit Xhaka struck just two minutes later to restore Arsenal’s two-goal lead.

James Maddison again reduced the arrears, only for Gabriel Martinelli to quickly made it 4-2 as the Gunners maintained their 100% start to the season. Leicester were awarded a penalty before half-time when Jamie Vardy and Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale collided, but the decision was overturned by referee Darren England after consulting with the video assistant referee. After scoring, Jesus was twice thwarted by Leicester keeper Danny Ward before half-time, and the 25-year-old also hit the side-netting from close range with 10 minutes of the game to go. While Jesus was never quite a second fiddle at City, where he scored 58 times in the Premier League, he is clearly relishing being the focal point of Arteta’s plans in north London.

He showed off different aspects of his talents on his home debut, producing a superb chip to open the scoring before showing more predatory instincts to latch on to a defensive header from Vardy to nod past Ward for his second. Jesus was denied by Ward’s boot with his next chance and then stayed on his feet when he could easily have won a penalty under pressure from Jonny Evans, only to roll his shot just wide of the post – and all before the sides had returned to the dressing rooms for a break on a roasting hot day in the capital. His neat touches set up Xhaka and Martinelli’s goals, yet Jesus will regret missing out on what would have been his second Premier League hat-trick when he shot into the side of the goal from close range.

His best league return for City was 14 goals in the 2019-20 season, but now installed as first-choice striker under Arteta, he could surpass that in an Arsenal set-up that promises to be highly entertaining. The only question marks for the hosts were how they conceded when seemingly in control, but each time they hit back inside two minutes to suggest they have resilience as well flair.And when Youri Tielemans was substituted after an hour, some Arsenal fans greeted his departure with a cheeky chant of “we’ll see you next week”.

Things Heard & Seen (2021)

Things Heard & Seen is a 2021 American horror film written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, based on the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. It stars Amanda Seyfried and James Norton. It was released on April 29, 2021, by Netflix, and received mostly negative reviews from critics. A number of landscape paintings from the Hudson River School feature prominently throughout the film. An artist relocates to the Hudson Valley and begins to suspect that her marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals her new home’s history.

The Manhatten couple, a professor & an artist, want to have a slower pace of life and a chance for George to be a lecturer in a college. But is their idyllic life with the kid, all that it seems to be and what is that Catherine is experiencing and hearing in the house? Filming took place over a 34 day period during the fall of 2019 in New York’s Hudson Valley, where the plot is also set.

Who You’re Gonna Call? I Don’t Believe In No Ghost

Ghosts. Do you believe in them?

No. I might watch a lot of horror movies and movies with ghosts in them but do I believe that there are real ghosts? No. I haven’t seen any proof and since it hasn’t been proved (yet) and it seems very unlikely to me, I don’t believe that they are real. However I love movies with ghosts and ghosts stories a lot.

As a child I did get scared quite a lot at the movies and even at times when Iet my imagination get the better of me. Ofcourse the power of suggestion, an impressionable young mind and and active imagination combined to make me scared for no reasons other than a power cut or a shape in the distance, which turns out to be shirts on a clothes stand, etc etc. Once an older cousin tried to scare me about ghosts and stuff by repeating “Friday! Friday!” on a Friday the 13th night. I hadn’t actually watched the movies yet as I was just 9 or 10 but got scared and a few minutes later the power went out and now my cousin too got scared.

I’ve had such incidents, just a handful, when I was a kid and each time it was something silly. We need to get past these superstitious stuff; if there is proof that there are such things as ghosts we will all get to know it and then we can all agree that these do exist.

Prompt from 30 Random Blog Post Ideas at My Inner Shakti

The Culinary Disaster I Remember From When I Was A Teen

Your worst cooking disaster.

Well, this is not actually my worst cooking disaster but my sister & cousin. And this is from a long, long time ago. I must have been 16 or 17 and my parents who were members of Lions club, had gone for the evening for a dinner party. Hence my sister and our cousin Raakhee who is almost 3 years older than me and was staying with us at the time, offered to make dinner for the 3 of us. What was on the menu?

So back then we didn’t have the internet so they had found a recipe in a magazine for a couple of simple things. Simple things in theory! The two girls had decided that they would make the Indo-Chinese dish Chilli Chicken, which they would serve with pre-brought porotta and for dessert they were preparing souffle. “Can I help?” I asked halfheartedly, to which they said “You? Silly boy, just go and sit in the living room and watch tv. Smiling I went to watch two 1 hour episodes of some tv shows I loved and then….

Total silence from the kitchen. By now I was starving and so I went to check on them. The two ladies looked like they had been through a war! Hair in disarray and sweating a storm and the food! The chilli chicken dish looked greyish while it is supposed to be a dark orangish or red colour. And the souffle – was stuck to the sides of the dish they cooked it it and to be honest, it looked like rinsed shampoo that had been dried. I looked at them and was about to ask something when…

They both said “Don’t say a word! Just shut up and eat the food.” The threat was real so I did as I was told and managed to eat some of it and lied saying that it tasted better than it looked. We had a maid who tried it out and she actually loved it! Damn! But that was a culinary disaster of epic proportions.

Prompt from 30 Random Blog Post Ideas at My Inner Shakti


The US actor Anne Heche has died, a week after she was critically injured in a car crash. The news was confirmed by a representative for her family to the US online media outlet TMZ. On Friday afternoon representatives for Heche, 53, confirmed she was “brain dead”, which under California law is the definition of death. It was announced earlier in the day Heche would be taken off of life support. It is understood her heartbeat was being maintained in case appropriate organ donation could take place. The American actress who came to recognition portraying twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera Another World (1987–1991), winning her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.

She came to greater prominence in the late 1990s with roles in the crime drama film Donnie Brasco (1997), the disaster film Volcano (1997), the slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), the action comedy film Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), and the drama-thriller film Return to Paradise (1998). Following her portrayal of Marion Crane in Gus Van Sant’s horror remake film Psycho (1998), which earned her a Saturn Award nomination, Heche went on to have roles in many well-received independent films, such as the drama film Birth (2004), the sex comedy film Spread (2009), Cedar Rapids (2011), the drama film Rampart (2011), and the black comedy film Catfight (2016).

She received acclaim for her role in the television film Gracie’s Choice, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and for her work on Broadway, particularly Twentieth Century, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Heche starred in the comedy drama television series Men in Trees (2006–08), Hung (2009–11), Save Me (2013), Aftermath (2016), and the military drama television series The Brave (2017). Anne has struggled with mental health issues. She was also known for her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres and the events following their breakup became subjects of widespread media interest.

In 2000, Heche reportedly left DeGeneres for Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, a cameraman whom she met the previous year on DeGeneres’s stand-up comedy tour. On September 1, 2001, she and Laffoon married. They divorced on March 4, 2009. She was found to be intoxicated on August 5th when she was involved in a sequence of two car crashes in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, first when the Mini Cooper she was driving hit a garage at an apartment complex, and second when she crashed into a house, resulting in a fire that left her severely burned. She leaves behind two songs – Heche’s eldest son, Homer, 20, released a statement on behalf of himself and his half-brother, Atlas, 13.

3 Things I Appreciate About Myself!

List 3 things that you appreciate about yourself.

1. I think I have good communication skills. I have been told I am able to explain things and processes, especially at work, really well and that I make use of real life examples first and then use that understanding to complement the understand for people when I am explaining / training something new to them.

2. I seem to get along well with a lot of people. Not like “let’s hang out, let’s be bosom buddies” kinda thing which anyway can only be for a small list of folks but more like a general way of being pleasant and friendly with as many people as possible. Ofcourse there are some that irk me and I can’t stand them and I’m sure that they can’t stand me either.

3. I’m basically a nice guy! I have my flaws, sure do, and at times I do hate myself for certain things that I have done but overall, I am a nice person who will try to help as long as you don’t piss me off.

Prompt from 31 Best August Journal Prompts for 2022 at Lifegram