India’s Top 10 Coupon Sites to Save Money Online

Coupon is basically a ticket (or code for online users) that can be used for a financial discount or rebate when purchasing any product. Online Coupons have gained a significant popularity over the past couple of years in India. The trend started long back in western countries to give discount on bulk purchases or least sale products to attract customers. And after seeing profit from this modus-operandi today almost all online companies in India follow coupon system to attract loads of customers and get benefited.

Coupons are generally circulated through Email, Coupon Envelopes (mail), Newspapers, and Magazines, Sometimes through Social Networking Sites, SMS or directly from the retailer. Coupons can be of different types like:

  • Discount Coupons
  • Buy-One Get-One Free Coupons,
  • New Customer Coupons,
  • Festival Coupons
  • Free Trial offer Coupons,
  • Launch offers Coupons,
  • Free Giveaways Coupons.

Using Coupons does save your money! They are very easy and simple to apply with minimum hassle. Simply, add the products you need to buy to the shopping cart and proceed to check out. When you reach the payment stage, add these coupon/ promotional code before making payment. But, now the question is how to grab or know timely about these coupons? Here we are going to discuss merely those Sites that are totally dedicated to save your money using coupons. Below are the Top 8 Coupon Sites in India.


coupndunia1.) Coupondunia.in – It is India’s largest discount offers and coupons site with over 1500 merchants listed. The company was founded by Sameer Parwani and he is also the CEO of CouponDunia. The site has up-to-date listing of coupons for Indian mega stores. The coupon codes are updated daily to ensure authenticity every day. Times Internet, a digital product company (a part of the Times Group) has proclaimed that it has attained a majority stake in this company. Besides India, the site operates in other four countries too.


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2.) Freekaamaal.com – launched in September 2010 by Ravi Kumar, founder and CEO of ‘Free Kaa Maal’ is now an India’s leading give-away hunting website where fellow shoppers find best deals , Freebies, Contests Giveaways, Discount Coupons  online. The site is already working with some of the top E-commerce website in promoting their brands and thus helping them generating more revenue out of their inventory.


Top coupon sites in India3.) ShopPirate.in – is Fast, Easy and Smart way to save time and money from the stores you love to shop from like Flipkart, Snapdeal, eBay, Healthkart, Goibibo, Jabong, Redbus, Makemytrip, and Myntra. Founded in 2013 by Kulpreet Kaur Shop Pirate was launched on Web and Mobile apps on Android, iOS, Windows. This site promises to save money as coupons are tested and works. Most of the stores they have exclusive coupons not available with others sites.


buy1get14.) Buy1get1.in – Started in Feb 2013 by Kumar Manaswi (CEO), Buy1get1 has swiftly gone to become one of the most phenomenon discount coupon destination in recent times. They started with 5 brands and have now tied up with more than 55 brands to deliver their consumers with some awesome discount coupons they are looking for. They even offer deals and coupons in which customer get 1 free stuff with every purchase.


top coupon site in india5.) Mydala.com – is another great discounted coupon site that offers great deals on all kinds merchandised stuff. Anisha Singh is a Founder and CEO at mydala.com. You can get best deals through the Internet, mobile or TV. A deal qualifies to be listed on mydala, only when it’s an amazing offer! They claim to handpick merchants so that user get absolutely the best quality at the lowest possible price.


Cuponation6.) Cuponation.in – is another India’s most popular coupon code website that offers finest deal you are looking for saving money at the online shopping sites. CEO Sahil Shah, co-founded the site CupoNation along with Chirag Rakshit. The website connects shoppers with merchants who want to acquire new customers and increase their sales and in return benefit them. 100,000 online shoppers visit the site each month for complete and accurate source of discount information in India.


CashKaro7.) Cashkaro.com – Is India’s top Cash back and Coupon web portal that allows its members to earn cashback on their online shopping transactions. Swati Bhargava is the CEO and Co-Founder of the company. Being a woman she has successfully managed to get over 500 e-commerce partners on-board including Snapdeal, Myntra and Yatra. Through this site, members can get Extra Cash back on their online shopping with various established brands.


couponraja8.) Couponraja.com – aims to offer the visitors and members the latest coupon codes and promotional codes from leading retailers and merchants in India. Couponraja is launched by Logicserve Group, and Prasad Shejale is the co-founder & CEO of Logicserve Group India. The Couponraja team works with 1000s of retailers to collate the latest offers that can save you some money and offers discounts across product categories like mobile phones, cameras, books and more.


Coupon Rani9.) Couponrani.com – Is a leading and fast growing site for coupons, offers and deals in India. The site promises to give its user free Coupons that always work. They even do daily check-ups, that is, they provide the customer with accurate coupons by showing only coupons that are tested at-least once a day. You can follow their coupons on Twitter and even do Live chat to get your best coupon.


couponzguru10.) Couponzguru.com – is one of the leading coupons and daily deals website in India since 2010. They are one of the first coupon websites to start in India. As the company started the journey in 2010 with around 10-15 merchants like Makemytrip, Yatra, Myntra, Snapdeal and few more, since then they have been growing along with Indian E-Commerce Eco System. Sneha Khaitan is the deals site’s founder and CEO. The company claims that they validate and check each and every coupon manually to make sure that correct information is provided to their users.

Top 10 Best Selling Motorcycles (Bikes) in India

India is one of the largest Motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Not only this, today this sector is dominated by mostly by Indian companies with Hero MotoCorp emerging as the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheelers. Its Splendor model has sold more than 8.5 million to date. These days, India is also the largest manufacturer of three-wheelers in the world. The company Bajaj Auto is third largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. In the year 2013-14, the estimated record of 20.4 million motorcycles was manufactured in India. And with an estimated 37 million motorcycles/mopeds, India is home to the largest number of motorized two wheelers in the world. Other major producers are Honda and TVS Motors. Below is list of top 8 Motorcycle companies in India:

  1. Hero Motocop
  2. Bajaj Auto
  3. Honda Motorcycle
  4. Madindra
  5. Vespa
  6. Suzuki Motors
  7. TVS Motors
  8. Yamaha Motorcycles

In India, Motorcycle is considered as a necessity. Sometimes it saves time from long traffic, used as a symbol of personal identity, cheapest means of transport, and of course lifestyle accessory. To choose between the scooter or bike, is a little difficult task as both are doing pretty well for themselves, particularly when you compare it to the declining four wheeler market. Following are the top 10 best selling bikes in India during the monetary year 2014.


Bajaj Pulsar2201.) Bajaj Pulsar 220 F – model pulsar is one of the fastest and most popular performance based bike in India. Actually, it is so popular that for majority of Indian youth it is one of the primary options. Power-driven by DTS-i engine and 220 CC delivering 21bhp of power and a dynamic 19Nm of torque, Pulsar 220 is one of the best bikes in its class. If you are looking for a reasonable, cruiser, sporty and stylish bike, this one is for you. Standard features on the model includes a nitrox rear suspension, alloy wheels, telescopic front and a 5-step adjustable, front and rear disc brakes.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 80,403/-
Mileage: 38-42 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 220
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 21
Maximum Torque: 19
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 15
Valves Per Cylinder: 4


Bajaj Discover 125-ST2.) Bajaj Discover 125 ST – is one of the latest and very popular models from Bajaj that come up with popular range of the two segment, Discover 100 T and the Discover 125 ST. Discover 125 ST has 125cc single cylinder engine that produce 12.5bhp power and 10.8Nm of torque. It has five speed gearboxes, the 125 CC unit that allows the motorcycle to hit a top speed up to 105 kmph. The Discover 125 ST is available in four colours – Brilliant Blue, Midnight Black, Flame Red and Midnight Black. The motorcycle competes with the Hero Ignitor, Super Splendor, Honda Shine and the Suzuki Slingshot Plus in the 125c segment. The bike is being offered in two variants: Drum and Disc.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 54,403/-
Mileage: 68-70 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 125
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 12
Maximum Torque: 11
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 10
Valves Per Cylinder: 4


Honda CB Shine3.) Honda’s CB Shine – is a very popular 125 CC motorcycle manufactured by Honda especially for the Indian segment market. Small but key alteration and dependability makes the Shine a solid bike. There is stylish work of graphics that can be noticed all over the fuel tank, e.g. a 3D Honda emblem. The engine works out 10.12bhp power at 7500 rpm and 10.54Nm torque at 5500 rpm. It has a spring loaded hydraulic suspension, 80/100 tubeless tyres and gets 240mm front disc and 130mm rear drum. It is available in three different variants – Self-Disc-Alloy, Kick-Drum-Spoke and Self-Drum-Alloy.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 53,403/-
Mileage: 65-70 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 125
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 10
Maximum Torque: 11
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 11
Valves Per Cylinder: 2


Hero Super Splendor4.) Hero MotoCorp Super Splendor – Hero MotoCorp has launched the modernized version of the Super Splendor pro motorcycle in India which now comes with powerful and enhanced engine. It is power-driven by a 125 CC engine that produces 9.12bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 10.35Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Splendor, being the most successful brand of Hero, is known for its reliability, durability and fuel efficiency. Presently, it comes in India in only one variant. The new Hero Super Splendor has been priced at Rs. 52,250/-

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 52,250/-
Mileage: 70-75 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 125
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 8
Maximum Torque: 10
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 13
Valves Per Cylinder: 2


Hero Karizma-ZMR5.) Hero Karizma ZMR – is one of the best 223 CC bikes in India from Hero MotoCorp which is powered by the same engine as the Karizma R, but the ZMR is fuel-injected whereas the latter is carbureted. The other minor differences lie in the design of headlights, fairing, addition of digital speedometer, rear disc brake and rear swing-arm suspension. The bike is pretty much liked and in demand for Indian road but being little high in price, when compared to other brand in its class, is less acquired.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 102,250/-
Mileage: 38-40 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 223
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 20
Maximum Torque: 19
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 15
Valves Per Cylinder: 4


Discover 100T6.) Discover 100 T – In the category of 100 CC bikes Bajaj Discover 100T is one of the most expensive motorcycle. Company even claims that 10.2bhp power and 9.2Nm of torque in this bike is 25% more compare to other bikes of this type. It claimed ARAI fuel efficiency of 87kmpl. The bike gets features like DC electricals, five-speed gearbox, nitrogen dampers, T stand, auto choke, Electric start and alloy-wheels as typical paraphernalia. It is available in four colours – Midnight Black-Blue, Brilliant Blue, Flame Red and Midnight Black-Red.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 48,250/-
Mileage: 60-65 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 100
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 10
Maximum Torque: 9
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 10
Valves Per Cylinder: 4


Apache RTR 1807.) Apache RTR 180 – TVS launched its first Apache bike in 2006 and it was big success. After that there were lots of changes in the design as well as engine part of this model. The latest design of Apache RTR 180 is more stylish and with loads of other features. It is also one of the first bikes in the Indian market to come with an Anti-Lock Braking System or ABS. The Apache RTR 180 is producing 17.3bhp power and 15.5Nm of torque. It is motorized by a carburetted air-cooled single-cylinder of 177 CC engine. The bike comes in two variants, one with Standard and with ABS. It’s available in three colour schemes – grey, white and black.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs:71,250/-
Mileage: 45-48 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 177
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 17.3
Maximum Torque: 15.5
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 16
Valves Per Cylinder: 2


Suzuki Hayate8.) Suzuki Hayate – the bike has come more into limelight after the ad of Salman Khan which has also impacted the rise in this bike sale. Hayate is one of the latest version from Suzuki Company after a gap. It claims to have milage of 69kmpl which is powered by 112 CC single-cylinder engine. It workouts 8.2 bhp power at 7,500 rpm and 8.8Nm at 5,500rpm mated to a four-speed gearbox. The Bike is available in five colours and is offered in two variants: Hayate kick start and Hayate electric starts. It competes with the Bajaj Discover and Hero Splendor Plus.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 49,299/-
Mileage: 70-75 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 112
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 8.2
Maximum Torque: 8.8
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 10
Valves Per Cylinder: 4


Honda Dream Yuga9.) Honda Dream Yuga – bike is inspired from the CB Shine motorcycle. It is reliable engine with low cost price for Indian consumers. The Honda Dream Yuga is powered by 110 CC single cylinder air-cooled engine which workouts 8 bhp power at 7500rpm and 8.63Nm of torque. The bike uses telescopic forks for the front suspension and spring loaded suspension for the rear and is available in four variants, namely, Self Drum Kick and Spoke, Drum Kick and Alloy, Drum Self and Alloy and Limited Edition. And the bike is available in five colours and with 18 inch allows wheels and tubeless tyres at both; front and rear.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 50,499/-
Mileage: 70-72 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 110
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 8
Maximum Torque: 8.6
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 8
Valves Per Cylinder: 2


TVS Star City Plus10.) TVS Star City Plus – the bike is an updated version of TVS well-liked motorcycle Star City and its layout is motivated by the TVS Phoenix. The bike produces 8.4bhp power and 8.7Nm of torque, and has 110 CC DLI engine. The bike comes in four colour options, namely titanium grey, light blue, black, and red. Star City Plus comes in alloy wheels, adjustable shock absorbers, clear lens indicators and a number plate illuminator. It competes with Honda Dream Yuva in its segment.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:

Price in Rs: 41,299/-
Mileage: 82-85 Kmpl
Displacement (cc): 110
Cylinders: 1
Max Power: 8.4
Maximum Torque: 8.7
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Capacity (Litres): 9.5
Valves Per Cylinder: 2

10 Most Popular, Important and Celebrated Festivals of India

India is often described as land of festivals and fairs. Whether you go to North or South, East or to the West, you will come across every month a festival or a fair. In simple terms, no month goes vacant without any eminent festival. The most astonishing thing to see is that all religion whether Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism or Christianity everyone enjoys each other culture, religion and festivals with warmth feeling. In India, every religion and every region has something to celebrate, which not only reflect the vigor but the life-style of this country. Besides, the best things that magnetize are vibrant colours, lights, dresses and lively music which keep all of us rocking all through the year.

There are festivals, like Navratri that last nonstop for nine consecutive days and occur twice in a year. Kumbh Mela is another biggest Hindu festival that takes place once in twelve years that continues for 42 days and it is known to be the largest public gathering in the world. Harvest festivals in India, like Pongal, Onam, Lohri, Makara Sankranti, etc. is celebrated by 28 states by their own way at various times throughout the year. Below are the 10 most popular and important festival of India.

Diwali1.) Diwali – also known as the ‘festival of lights’ is one of the most important festivals in India. The festivities start with ‘Dhanteras’, followed by ‘Naraka Chaturdasi’ on second day, and Diwali on the third day. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. People before Diwali night clean, decorates and renovate their homes. Hindus dress up in new clothes, light up ‘diyas’ (even lamps and candles) inside and outside their home; participate in family ‘puja’ typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After that all enjoy fireworks, sweets and nice food.


Navratri2.) Navratri (and Dussehra) The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, ‘nava’ meaning nine and ‘ratri’ meaning nights. It is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity  ‘Durga’. During this festival all the forms of ‘Shakti’ are worshiped. The tenth day, which is commonly referred to as ‘Vijayadashami’ or Dussehra (Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu, killed the great demon ‘Ravana’) is celebrated massively among Hindus. Both these are different festivals, but as Dussehra appear on subsequent day, we have emerged it into consecutive 10 days celebration. Navratri and Dussehra, both are very popular festivals in India.


Holi Celebrations3.) Holi occurs during spring season and signifies the end of winter period. Holi is known as the ‘festival of colours’ and enjoyment for people of all ages. Holi celebrations start with a ‘Holika’ bonfire (end of Holika Devil) on the night before Holi where people sing, gather and dance. The next morning people play, chase and colour each other with dry Holi (powder) and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. The fight and play with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Big groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family and friends and enjoy till twilight.


Celebarting Christmas4.) Christmas – Many Christians (as well as other religion) in India celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth on Christmas. But the celebrations are most noticeable in states where there are many Christians, like in the state of Goa, Kerala, etc., on 25 December, according to the Gregorian calendar. Christianity is India’s third-largest religion Christians constitute the second largest religious minority in India next to Islam with approximately 24 million followers, constituting 2.3% of India’s population. And that is a reason that Christmas Day is a gazetted holiday in India.


Ganesh Chaturthi5.) Ganesh Chaturthi is another big festival which is celebrated on the birthday (as rebirth) of the lord ‘Ganesha’, the son of ‘Shiva’ and ‘Parvati’. It is believed that Lord Ganesh bequeaths his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day when Ganesha was born. Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and by tradition always prayed foremost at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. The festival lasts for 10 days and in these 10 days, there are traditions and rituals that people perform during the festival in overwhelming way, like, making delicious recipes and thinking of innovating decoration ideas to celebrate this festival in flamboyant manner.


Eid Al-Fitr6.) Eid Al-Fitr – is one of the most celebrated festivals among Muslims all over the world. The festival is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting), and Muslims usually give ‘zakat’ (charity) on the occasion ‘Eid Al-Adha’ is celebrated on the 10th day of ‘Dhu al-Hijjah’ and lasts for four days, during which Muslims usually sacrifice an animal and distribute its meat among family, friends, and the poor. Muslims believe that they are commanded by God to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan and are also encouraged to forgive and forget any differences with others or animosities that may have occurred during the year.


Krishna Janmashtami7.) Krishna Janmashtami – is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of ‘Vishnu’. The festival is notable on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the ‘Krishna Paksha’ (dark fortnight) of the month of ‘Shraavana’ (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Janmashtami is celebrated by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Krishna’s infancy ‘Murti’ (statue) are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes and worshiped. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct readings of the Hindu religious scripture ‘Bhagavad Gita’.


Pongal8.) Pongal or Makar Sankrantri – Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamil people at the end of the harvest season. It is a four day festival which usually takes place from January 13 to 16. In Tamil, the word Pongal means ‘overflowing’ which signifies abundance and prosperity. Where Pongal is celebrated in south, at the same time, Makar Sankranti, is celebrated in north in form of cultural harvest carnival. According to the Hindi calendar Makar Sankranti is a festival celebrated for New Year for Hindus. Both of these festivals believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and are therefore considered traditional.


Lord Shiva9.) Maha Shivaratri is a festival celebrated every year in worship of Lord Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to goddess Parvati. The Maha Shivratri festival, also popularly known as ‘Shivratri’ or ‘Great Night of Lord Shiva’, is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the ‘Krishna Paksha’ (according to the Hindu calendar) every year on the month of Feb or March. It marks the union of Shiva and Shakti. All through the day, devotees worship ‘Shivling’,keep fast, and chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’, a sacred ‘Panchakshara mantra’ dedicated to Lord Shiva.


Gurpurab Celebration10.) Guru Nanak Gurpurab – also known as ‘Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav’, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. Apart from Sikhs, Hindus and followers of Guru Nanak’s values from other religion also celebrate this festival. The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. On this day, the celebrations commence early in the morning at about 4 to 5 am. Night Prayer sessions are also held in some Gurudwaras, which begin around sunset when ‘Rehras’ (evening prayer) is recited, followed by ‘Kirtan’ till late at night. The celebrations are especially colourful in the States of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh.