FleAffair – A modern day take on an old world tale

There’s something about flea markets, so much so that the plain sight of chirpy streets with flocks of vendors selling their art and craft, is every shopper’s dream! It’s not just about the bargain, it’s the beauty which enchants one towards the hustle bustle of flea markets. With the advent of e-commerce and mall culture, India’s retail sector has rapidly transformed from ‘haat’ to ‘hubs’, leaving behind a fading array of indigenous art forms and struggling local craftsmen. 

Enter FleAffair – a perfect amalgamation of traditional and modern.

At the crossroads of art and technology, thrives FleAffair – an online marketplace poised to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers, helping them to promote their products and showcase their talent. If the usual malls and run-of-the mill online portals don’t excite you enough, this is an option worth checking out! 

One can choose from an eclectic range of quality products ranging from – apparels, antiques, jewellery, accessories and much more. FleAffair aims to bring the best of talent from a sea of talent spread across India by bringing hundreds of traditional and modern vendors on a unique platform. FleAffair believe that creativity is not limited by boundaries, thus, they are dedicated towards harnessing the abundant talent from around the country and helping them reach every nook and corner. 

FleAffair represents a perfect synergy between vendors and buyers. With the advent of Internet, all the world is now one village!  Staying true to their commitment of promoting local craftsmanship, FleAffiar is empowering small and big vendors through their unique, technology driven platform and helping them reach more buyers and increase transactions. After all, our imagination is the only thing which limits our true potential! Not just a marketplace, they are a proud ambassadors of our country’s rich art and craft culture. 

Being India’s largest online flea market, they aim to connect urban with rural through the means of e-commerce. With the convenience of shopping quality products at amazing prices from your home, FleAffair helps you save time and efforts whilst enjoying our rich and wholesome collection of unique, one-0f-a-kind products. For them, it is not about profits, but about promoting art.  FleAffair is poised to carve a niche in the e-commerce sector by putting real talent up front and helping craftsmen exhibit their creations to the world.

A flea market is all about vibrant, bustling streets with a gamut of options to suit every shopper on the street. FleAffair offers a diverse range of the choicest products catering to all the age groups of the society. Be it your mother’s sari shenanigans or your grandma’s spiritual pursuits, there’s one for everyone! Their rich catalogue of products are suited to every budget – catering to every strata of society with a plethora of personalized products.

So, indulge into some retail therapy and relive the joy of shopping from your favorite flea markets. After all, what you get here at FleAffair, is always close to the heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to choose better passwords?

Passwords are the keys which we use everyday to access our phones, computers, social media accounts, bank accounts and virtually everything (pun intended) which needs to be protected from the outside eyes. Passwords are all that which stands between our personal world and the eyes of vicious nexus of cyber hackers and criminals.

Imagine if someone sitting in a remote corner of the world, unknown and oblivious to you, gets hold of your confidential information – one simply don’t want to believe this happening to them. Even the thought of cyber crime can make us shudder in disbelief and no one would every want to be a victim. The question arises – are you smart enough to secure yourself?

Cyber crime is a blooming industry, with more than 400 million people being affected by cyber frauds and online scams, the need to take your safety in your own hands is stronger than ever. The first step towards cyber security is choosing stronger, better passwords. Worrying about how to do so? The following tips will get you started on the road towards cyber safety –

1) Change Old Passwords : ‘Old is Gold‘ – this saying might hold true for most, but not when it comes to passwords. Many of us millenials are still using the same old passwords which were set when our email IDs were created. For you to increase your security, it is strongly recommended to change your old passwords. Want to know how? Read On…

2) Use Non-Random Patterns : Cyber hackers, are just like us, using latest technology to break into private information. They too are smart, educated and have access to common words and phrases, famous quotes, movie dialogues, dictionaries etc. If you wish to set up a strong password, use special characters and symbols to make things less obvious and more secure. You can also add certain patterns to make your password more complex. For example – 2ndtonone4[you] is an interesting way to use numbers, characters and patterns.

3) Choose Longer Passwords : When it comes to passwords, the longer it is, the stronger it is. Most cyber criminals use advanced softwares to crack passwords, thus a longer password simply has a better chance towards security against such tools. For added strength, you can use numbers, symbols, uppercase and lowercase to your existing passwords too. Make sure that your password is atleast 8 characters or more.

4) Combine Multiple Words : This is an effective way to create better passwords which are not only secure but are also easy to remember. The key is to combine a memory or an event which you will remember easily. For example – itriedparaglidingandilovedit OR ilovetorideahorseonweekends

5) Use Multiple Passwords for Multiple Purposes : Imagine if a hacker gets hold of your password. What’s worst than having all your accounts hacked because you were lazy enough to choose the same password for each one of them? It is recommended to choose multiple passwords. The best way to do this is to set up passwords like categories. for example – your ‘social media‘ account(s) can use one password, your ‘professional/work‘ account(s) can be secured with a dedicated passwords and your ‘banking/savings‘ account(s) ┬ácan be protected with a seperate password.

Until face-detection, retina scanning and fingerprint access become household technology, passwords are our only bet towards a safer, secure tomorrow. What’s good is that our safety lies in our hands (quite literally) and anyone can use the above mentioned tips to create stronger, better passwords and protect themselves against the malice of cyber crimes and online phishing scams. As the old saying goes –

“Choose Wisely, Live Well”

This blog post is in association with Indian Cyber Army – an organization which is dedicated towards the cause of fighting against cyber crimes and promoting awareness for the betterment of people.