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July 10, 2015

No Crash Dieting: Eat Clean Train Mean

The idea of dieting needs to be healthy eating. It is all about eating right and eating clean. You need not to fall in the trap of the thing called Crash Dieting. It is not at all a good idea, neither for your body/skin, nor for your mind/soul.

Before you begin to think of the term dieting, you should be ready to read a lot about the nutrition methods and right kinds of food that you should eat. Human body is designed to consume healthy carbs, protein, minerals, vitamins and fat etc. You cannot deny anything to your body that it really deserves. However, balancing the portion aka amount of eating any of these components is your duty. You cannot end up eating carbs and fat loaded food all the day just because you like it. You need to have a balanced diet, which not only turns your body healthier than before, but also makes your skin glow. 

The perfect combo

The idea of perfect combination for leading a healthy lifestyle includes having a perfect mix of eating and workout in your routine life. If you do exercises without fail and eat healthy food then nothing can stop you from being healthy and leading a lifestyle, which you truly deserve. 

It has been proved and certified by health and nutrition experts that people, who do basic cardio, little bit of strength training and eat healthy and nutritious food then they definitely get strong muscles, better metabolism, sculpted body and younger looking skin. 

What exactly is eating right?

Okay! Okay! Yes, you have read the term Eating Right multiple times up there and now you really want to know that what exactly Eating Right means? Well, it is nothing but replacing the junk and unhealthy food with healthier, better and tastier options. How? Read below:

Replace Sugar with Honey. Yes body requires glucose, so give it only that it requires. Giving it extra sugar in the wake of making your tongue's taste better might cause you big harm. Unused sugar transforms into unhealthy or harmful compound for your body. Honey diet will add awesomeness to your life for sure

Replace junk with oats, fruits and salad: Junk food might sound interesting to the tongue but it causes a lot of trouble to your entire body. It is an unnecessary load for your digestion system and disturbs the entire setup of your body. 

Eat right food at the right time: Now that you know what is right food, you should choose the right time for eating too. If you want a healthy, fit and lean body, you cannot eat in the odd hours. Have your dinner before 8 or maximum 9. Stop mid night munching and yes never skip on the breakfast. Try to include healthier elements in your meals. Always have 4-5 meals in a Day, including Mid-day snacks and evening snacks. Hey, snacking doesn't mean the fried stuff or random junk. Choose healthy options and celebrate being fit. 

Say No No to Crash Dieting

If you think of getting fat free in few days and you begin to starve your body like anything, then it might help you in losing some pounds but that would definitely not the fat but the muscles. Losing the muscles is the most painful thing one can experience. It will make you look older and the charm of your skin will go away.

Still hungry? Get some healthy recipes here http://www.daburhoney.com/

Cheers Indiblogger

July 9, 2015

Switch before it sucks the hell out of you!

There were days, when we had the liberty to bunk school and tuition classes to catch up with the match, but nowadays, it is not possible. Sometimes, we are stuck with the traffic; sometimes other responsibilities make us sideline the plans of enjoying a match we used to do few years back. Golden Days they were.

But, now it seems that technology with all its powers have taken the responsibility to guide us back to those Golden Days or to be precise bring those Golden Days back in our hands. We can catch up with the favorite cricket match live online through our laptops, computers, mobile screens and tabs. If your eyes are busy, you can listen to the live commentary online or if not this than at least you can keep a check with the score updates and highlights. Wow, sounds amazing.  But wait; before we begin to enjoy the benefits of technology, you actually face the bumps on the road. Yes. The bumps! The speed breakers!

Internet Speed: Sucks!

Browser Compatibility: Sucks harder!

When the videos are buffering and pages are loading, it is a challenge to figure out that how to kill time. Staring at the screen could be one thing to do, but which is very lame and sounds unproductive. Therefore, smart people like me often choose to pass faulty comments on all the internet broadband services, the browser, the neighbors, the Government of the country, ex-boy friend/girlfriend or the friend, who ditched you and what not.

The idea is that when our internet or browser sucks, we are stuck with a situation, where we cannot do anything. ANYTHING but express the inner frustration through words. The frustration is at its highest when you are trying to watch a cricket match online and the buffering thing comes up. Imagine the chaos your body undergoes, when you choose to watch the match in bits and pieces.

Switch before it sucks the hell out of you!

Switch to a better internet connection but remember that will only solve half of the problem. You also need a browser with super speed to make sure that your videos run in real time, so no BUFFERING! And, upload and download your favorite stuff through the web, without facing any LOADING issues.
UC Browser is designed to deal with all the major problems you face while mingling your eyes with the most favorite cricket match live on the show. Fall in love with the idea of experiencing the new world of watching cricket matches online in real time without any buffering or loading. UCCricket is the dedicated feature designed for this browser. You can download it online for your computer and Smartphone having any of the major operating systems.

Curious to know more about UC Browser and UCCricket? Watch this video dude.



Hey Indiblogger, cheers dude :)

June 24, 2015

Co-incidences and beyond

What's the difference between 'co- incidence' and 'miracle'? May be a thin line of perception. How we see things and how we believe in them. As many authors and great people have firmly said in their writings and through other artistic & communicative works that 'only what you believe in, is true.'
Today I bring such an event from my life which happened few hours ago and it made me think that how should I take that particular episode just a random 'co- incidence' and 'miracle'? Though I am a person,  who likes to believe in miracles. But for this situation, I am too overwhelmed to decide on something!

One of my respected and finest gurus (teachers) yesterday handed over two books to me about photography. Since he understands my interest in photography and always wants me to learn more, he suggested me to go through the books precisely. I would like to take a moment and thank my life and its creator to bless me with such wonderful teachers.

I flipped through the book several time and the photograph that captured my maximum attention was a young girl running naked on the street...terrified,  followed by few armymen and other kids in the background.


The picture belonged to Vietnam war...I stared at it, found myself almost lost in the ashes of war history. When I was tired of flipping through the book I placed it aside with the firm idea to open it up next day. This all happened on 22 June 2015.

And on 23 June 2015, I discovered a news piece about a lady named Kim Phuc in 'Rewind-Where they are now' series by CNN. You can read the entire story here.

The news piece talks about a 52 year old lady Kim Phuc, who happens to be the naked girl in this picture. This picture is 43 years old and  get to discover it in a book given by teacher on the same day this story is published by CNN. I can't just name it plain co-incidence and walk away. Neither am I trying to name it a Miracle. I am rather concerned about knowing and exploring that why I encountered about this in such a way that I get maximum notice of this particular story. What's life planning for me?

Anyways, back to the picture and Kim Phuc. She survived the thrashes of was but scars are still imprinted on her body and soul. She says that those events of war still haunt her mind but her heart is healed and she has learned to forgive. She says, "I realized that if I couldn't escape that picture, I wanted to go back to work with that picture for peace. And that is my choice."

What a beautiful massage a war victim has given here. The idea is to call for peace and end the war. Kim now runs a foundation for victims of war and underprivileged children by the name Kim Foundation. She is also 



The photograph was taken by Nick Ut, who was a seasonal war photographer and the photograph managed to appear on the headlines of many newspapers in 1972. 

I don't know what is the purpose of me exploring all this. But, I am sure about one thing that this incidence has increased my curiosity about reading the book that Rajinder Sir gave me and of course more about Vietnam war. Cheers :)

June 23, 2015

Blah Therapy

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Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

June 22, 2015

Dear forgotten friend

Dear forgotten friend,
Today I saw a girl like you.
For a moment I thought it was you.
I couldn't resist approaching her,
So I ignored the fact that we don't talk anymore!
I walked near her
Made her uncomfortable with my consistant stare...
I knew it wasn't you
But I wished it were you...
Not because I wanted to speak to you or fix what has been broken by us...
But just to say "hey! Long time" and hug you the way we used to do it every other day.
When she turned towards me, I couldn't figure out whether she looked like you or not.
What! Have I forgotten how you looked?
And I am afraid if you too feel the same way...
As the sands of time slip down, even memories don't stay...
So my friend, next time our paths cross,  we might not recognize each other.
But before I sign off I must tell you that the journey from 'knowing you' to 'being strangers again' has been memorable...

June 21, 2015

Why couldn't SHE hug her Dad

Today is father's day and I sit miles away from my Papa...writing this post in my mobile phone. I have been planning to write for this prompt since the day blogadda and vicks announced it but somehow couldn't do it...and now I feel good for not doing it because today feels the right day. I know every other day is my father's day but still writing about him on the day the entire world is celebrating it,  gives me immense happiness.

I saw the video by Vicks, very beautiful and emotionally moving indeed. The video talked about how we stop hugging our dads as we grow up. Very deep and subtle observation. But the visuals show only men. But as an observer what I have noticed around me is that its daughters who hesitate in hugging their daughters as they grow up. I have always seen my brother hugging my dad instantly as he touches his feet and I am lucky enough to never give up my habit of hugging him tight and swing over his shoulders even if I am a big, independent girl. But still, I would like to share my observations that might convey what I am trying to say and give vicks a reason to make another touching videos featuring beautiful daughters with their handsome dads.

I started studying in hostel when I was in eleventh standard. My dad used to visit me during weekends and I would run like crazy from the hostel till the visitors' room, where he would stand spreading his arms and smile for me. He would grab me in his arms and for that very moment, we the 'daddy-daughter duo' would steal the show. Other girls waiting for their dads or already sitting with them in the visitors' room would keep looking at us, with a spark full of questions in their eyes.
I couldn't understand what it was and what their eyes wanted to convey. But, I always assumed that there was admiration for us in those eyes.

But it was not plain admiration but a lot more than that which was unveiled when I with few of a girls from the hostels played 'truth & dare' and when the bottled refused to spin after pointing out its head towards me, I chose truth and they shot me the a question which rested their in their eyes along with that admiration. The question was:

"Don't you feel hesitant while hugging your dad"

I replied: "Not at all, why should I? And in fact why should anyone feel hesitant to hug his or her dad?"

"I feel hesitant...since I am a girl and I have grown up so I feel very awkward in hugging my dad. Every time I see you hugging your dad, I immediately recall my childhood days and I regret growing up." Said Anita-The girl with long hair I remember from my school days.

"I think you should never regret growing up, what you need to regret is drawing an unnecessary line between you and your dad." My reply was spontaneous.

She smiled and said, "that requires a lot of courage but I feel that he is hesitant too."

"I am sure if you try this hesitation will vanish one day...from both the sides"

A long chain of discussions and arguments followed that night. But the crux of the story can be summed up in two paragraphs:

Most of the girls believed that I was one of those luckiest girls to have the freedom to hug her dad.

&

When girls reach their adolescence, they too face different changes in their body like boys do and physically this phase is more stressful for female. They are not ready for such transformation and in order to adopt the changes, they often give up their natural sense of carelessness. This prevents them from being the chirpy and careless little girl having the freedom and courage to hug their dads just like that.

That night is imprinted fresh in my mind after all these years. Those midnight conversations introduced me to a rarely noticed aspect of a girl's life, which I was lucky enough to never experience myself.

I don't know whether Anita ever gathered  the courage to hug her dad but every time I hug my father, I think of her and many more girls who can never cross that imaginary line of age, growth and hesitation, preventing them to enjoy the bliss of hugging their dads and celebrating daughterhood-fatherhood.

“This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the #HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks.” And here is the beautiful video that I was talking about. May be we'll see some beautiful videos for daughters hugging their dads :)

June 19, 2015

Missing Something? Money, Mobile Phones, Modern Day Parenting

As I explore Child & You section of Rewardme.in I can feel my heart aching a bit underneath my skin. Why? The articles talk about ways that help people to spend more time with their kids. But still my heart aches because of some observations that I encounter almost everyday. That's what makes me share my own views on modern day parenting. 

I am not a parent and I know nothing about parenting. But, still I choose to write about this category because I am an observer and my observations about modern day parenting frighten me at times.

What's there?





One of the most common things that I notice around me is ingestion of mobile phones as physical extension of human body. By physical extension here I mean that people feel handicapped when they don’t have their mobile phones in their hands. Impact of this conventional phenomenon is that I often see parent and child sitting next to each other and indulged in their smartphones.

Imagine a child less than of 5 Years age operating a smartphone, staring at SUPER AMOLED, LED or whatever touch screen which has vibrant colors and harmful rays of course! During my travels in metro I often notice that moms are too tired to indulge with their kids and therefore they hand them over a smartphone, most of the time it is a tablet, with wider screen. Child plays the game and mom continues to scroll through her whatsapp messages and smile. Her attention towards the child diverts only if the gadget falls off the kid’s hands. Most of the time she’s not bothered about the device because it is amongst the cheapest ones, bought precisely to keep the kid busy!

Wow! Isn’t that really disturbing when you see an educated and independent person doing this to her own child? Knowing the fact that how fragile a child’s organs are, how can we force the kid to glue his/her eyes all the time to the screens, which continuously emit harmful rays?

Interestingly, parents find themselves elated when they see their small kids using smartphones frequently as pros. 

That’s not it. Often parents practice their habit or should I say helplessness of watching television and kids sit by their side and stare at the screen. I have seen kids bitching about Big Boss's participants. Can you believe that? 

Since no one has the time to talk about this topic, so I sit in silence and talk to myself. Though, most of the time there is endless conflict but some conclusion does appear at some point.

Why people hand over mobile phones to their kids?
  • May be they are too busy with their lives that they don’t want their kids to disturb them. As a result, they teach them to be busy the same way aka staring at mobile phones.
  • There might be a case that they don’t have time…at all! Time to notice that their kid is losing his/her eyes by staring at useless screens.
  • Modern parents seem to have forgotten their fun loaded childhood, where playing meant going out in the park, running around, cycling and doing several outdoor activities.
  • May be they find it very enchanting and motivating that their 2 or 3 year old son or daughter can operate a smartphone. Precisely, if a next gen kid cannot operate a smartphone at the age of 2-3, he/she has a very dark future. Uff! What pressure current generation is going through! Thank God I was born long before than this millennium drama. 
What's missing?

If we look back in the blissful childhood we had, we would realize that a lot is missing from millennium generation's life. May be we did not have high tech gadgets but little blissful things were there, which defined childhood in its true sense. Let's recall what all those blissful things were:
  • Swinging in the park with mommy and daddy.
  • Playing cricket with Dad in the backyard.
  • Learning to ride bicycle with Daddy
  • Spending time with sibling.
  • Sleeping to the lullabies sung by mom.
  • Talking to mom & dad with their full attention on us.
  • A lot more that didn't require any gadgets, but just time and attention of our parents. 


I wish the world grows for betterment, but we manage to uphold the good values and treasured ways of growing up. 

“I am participating in the ‘Ready For Rewards’ activity for Rewardme in association with BlogAdda.” What's your plan? 

Rewardme Helps Me to Deal with The Monsoon Mess

Before we go ahead, let me share why did I choose to write about what.

It was a sunny Saturday morning and I was caught up with my laptop’s repairing. I was supervising as the engineer from Dell was changing internal hard disk drive of my XPS15. It was a boring day and I almost felt like sitting in a hospital gallery, right in front of the ICU, waiting for my beloved computer to survive this critical operation. Suddenly, it was all black outside, sun was overtaken by powerful clouds and lightening started to clash through to the horrendous skies. First it was all about dark wind blows and then water drops followed. Yes! I was raining! All of a sudden! The trees started to sing along and groove with the winds. I couldn’t resist and jumped out to play with the dust & drops of first rain of the season.

Boy! It was a day!

But, the after effects were shocking. My hair had this uncontrollable frizz that was hard to handle. Being curly beauties, my locks are little too sensitive to anything other than purified water. But, I had presented them to the dirt, dust, smoke and any other impurities that come with first rain of the season. Hah!

Long story short, it took me days and days, spas and hair massages, steaming sessions and serums to bring my hair back to life again. This tragic tale always inspires me to read more and gain knowledge to deal with the MONSOON MESS!


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this informative piece of information. You must be wonderful how and why? Read below to discover the answers:

Connects with the reading right from the first sentence

Whoever has written this article about Monsoon hair care tips, has detailed knowledge about the subject. He/she knows that what exactly bad monsoon hair sound like. The writer also knows that what all could be the possible concerns of people seeking help to prevent hair loss, frizzy hair and dandruff during rainy days.

Easy to read: Friendly language

The few flowing language makes it very easy to read. At times, it seems like the writer is directly talking to you. There is nothing like playing with the vocabulary unnecessarily. Hence, you can enjoy free flow reading and get the best solution in least possible time. 

Crisp and to the point

When I open a link that precisely says n-number of tips for hair care, skin care or nail care, anything, I just want it to be truly about those precise points. No elongated discussion, no beating around the bush. I guess many quick readers would agree with me. But, as tough luck has it, most of the time, we don’t find the links as crisp and informative as expected.

I found this article at Rewardme.in about hair care surprisingly meeting my expectations. Precise as it should be, clear and contains concrete information that I often search for about my hair care.

Short, constructive and informative 

In this article, the writer talks about the problem, its root cause, logic behind it and natural solutions to deal with the problem. In most of the cases, everything is described in one or two lines. Therefore, you need to invest less time in getting the desired information. 

Useful and authentic tips

The tips and instructions are simple, easy to follow and authentic. The intake of vitamins and cleaning of hair are the things, which you can use yourself, without requiring any prescription from the hair doctors. The tips are very easy to follow too.

Since the website has crisp and nicely written content about beauty, hair care, health and family etc. it turns out to be an interesting place to explore more about living a better and enriched life everyday. Cheers. 

“I am participating in the ‘Ready For Rewards’ activity for Rewardme in association with BlogAdda.” What's your plan? 

June 18, 2015

The valuable लुत्फ Joy of Lufthanza's Premium Economy Class

No one is a born bargainer, life makes you one! This saying is very much true about every middle class Indian's life. Wondering why? It is because we are raised that way. We wait for Monday Markets to fill up your refrigerator with a whole week's veggies and fruit stock, we wait for Wednesday sale at supermarkets to buy entire month's groceries and we SET REMINDERS in our phones to jump into the BIG SALE CARNIVALS of ONLINE SHOPPING platforms. 

Bargaining is in our blood.Period.

What? Why? How? Let's learn more about it.

#What

Bargaining-Definition

"Bargaining is an excellence, a quality and skill that one practices to get more things in lesser money. The skill can be practiced everywhere, ranging from a sabji-wala thela (Vegetables Hawker) to Supermarket & shopping malls."

~A Bargainer Him(her)self~

Bargaining equation aka mathematical formula of bargaining

The efforts put together for bargaining+bargainer's cheesy dialogues/theek theek laga lo=Actual price of product-(Forcefully attained discount)+sellers cheese dialogues/na apka na mera

note: 
Theek theek laga lo (Give me the right price dude!) and Na apka na mera (Let's fix a price that suits both of us) are the constant elements throughout the equation.

#Why

Why Bargaining is Favorite of almost every Indian?

For us, paying a little less for something extra is the absolute method of experiencing value. When you pay for something, which is not bringing value addition to our lives, then we feel dissatisfied and disconnected. To avoid that situation, which virtually suffocates us, we practice the act of bargaining, asking for more in lesser prices and that's how we strive to achieve that bliss. 

#How

The common ways of practicing bargaining

Bargaining is ingested in genes and habits of an Indian Individual since the day he/she is born. Parents always make sure that valuing things & money is ingested in upbringing practices for their kids to ensure that they learn to spend their money smartly. 

For us, bargaining is not a practice to act cheap, but it is a method to value things, value the money you are spending and an art to get more and pay less.

Here are the common ways of practicing Value Shopping AKA Bargaining:

  • Theek theek laga lo (Give me the right price dude!) 
  • Ask the price. bargain a little. walk away if the shopkeeper doesn't agree. He will call you!
  • Be confident. Quote the half price of what the seller has told you.
  • Look for discounts.
  • Ask for free gifts.
  • Practice this dialogue-I shop always from your store only! I am a regular and permanent customers.
  • Try this-What do you think yours is the only shop in the town? 
  • This one is killer-I am never coming to your store again. Ever!
  • You can't beat this-Please discount de do (Please give me some discount)

Delhi, A bargainer's paradise

Delhi, the national capital of India is famous for not only India Gate, Qutub Minar, Parliament, Lal Quila and Lotus Temple but also for its amazing flea markets. Sarojini, Janpath, Palika and Lajpat Nagar markets are a perfect platform for tricky sellers and bargaining expert buyers to meet and crack a deal. 

Breaking the stereotypes

After reading this, if you still think that people practice this only in flea markets or online deal stores, then its the time to break stereotypes!

You would always find people looking for the special discount offers while booking their plane tickets. Wooah! Gone are the days when travelling by plane was luxury and only rich people could afford it. Nowadays, you find amazing discounts on economy class travelling options by air.

Wait. If you think that there is no value in travelling THE ECONOMY CLASS then you got to check Premium Economy By Lufthansa. It is a class apart experience with the value addition of value pricing. Who on the earth wouldn't want it. Especially an Indian brain,which is all trained to value the value pricing the most, but without compromising on the quality of whatever you are buying in return. 

There is a very common word for Indians to define extravagant comfort and joy-Its Lutfh लुत्फ and Lufthanza sounds close. If we break the word into two-Lufth-Anzaa. SO when you take a flight in Lufthanza's premium economy class, you can certainly cherish the लुत्फ of being on a world class journey through the clouds and feel like flying on a cozy and gorgeous chariot loaded with luxuries that are valuable but come in value prices.

Craving to explore more about Lufthanza's premium economy? Watch this video:



When you bargain, the idea is to get little more for the same price you pay. That is what Lufthansa's newly launched Premium Economy Class is all about. You get

  • More comfort, 
  • More relaxation and 
  • More entertainment
  • And a lot more
Click here to explore more about Lufthanza's Premium Economy

This post is my official entry to Lufthanza's Premium Economy contest organized by Indiblogger.

June 15, 2015

Puppets Break Free

Music and dance are like soulmates! Both go hand in hand to bring ultimate joy to your body, mind and soul. When body moves and music reaches out to the farthest strings of the soul, nothing but happiness sprouts from each and every bit of your existence. Therefore, you, I, she, he, they, everyone is always in awe of music and dancing.

To ignite your soul, you should always be open to dance to the beats, rules or no rules, moving your body always helps. But, when trained yet rebellious sings and dancers come together to a single platform, you get to witness magic. Magic that leaves your senses refreshed and unbound from every stress. Imagine the power of music and dance that when you see someone performing it in front of your eyes, you feel so stress free.

That’s why when I am asked to imagine a situation, where Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchandani are jamming together and the man is dancing on rebellious beats created by the lady, I let my mind’s horses run, run wild in almost every direction because by God’s grace, imaginations are free! You just need to pay a little time in return and you can enjoy watching a hell of powerful shows inside your mind.

Let’s know a bit about the star performers of my imaginary show:

Anushka Manchandani has a powerful voice and more than that she is a headstrong woman. Self-made and gorgeous in every sense! Her latest song Bezubaan Phir Se is already on the top of the charts.

Allu Arjun is a hot sensation from Telugu Cinema. But, more than that, we know him for his powerful dance moves and magical vibrations that he conveys through his love for dancing.

Okay! So it’s the time to initiate my imaginations and fit Anushka Manchandani and Allu Arjun in a situation, a deadly combo of music and dance will automatically be ready.
Imagination initializing…3.2.1. GO!

Puppets Break Free

To measure power of something, it is very important to challenge it with something even stronger. In my imaginary concert, Anushka Manchandani and Allu Arjun are puppets, tied with invisible ropes. They have to break free those ropes and spread their magic of music and dance.

Why tied down like puppets? Well, the concept is that being humans, we are always occupied with one or the other thing, which keeps us from singing, dancing and celebrating our lives. The consistent boredom turns us into the robotic puppets, which just follow the lame instructions of work and procrastination. This pendulum like existence is so meaningless and music & dance seem like the only way to break the monotony.

Now that we know what keeps us from dancing, we focus on Anushka Manchandani and Allu Arjun to be our lead PROTAGONIST PUPPETS, singing and dancing hard to break free from the lame boredom and bring in some freshness.

As the melodic lass Anushka Manchandani begins to spread her musical aura and Allu Arjun thunders the floor with his prevailing moves, there remains no room for boredom and dullness. Soon you see each and every invisible rope breaking and falling apart and these two puppets transform into humans again! Humans who have warm blood flowing in their veins, the blood heated up by music and dance. This brings the kind of freshness every human being deserves.


And all the viewers watching this magic happening feel the zest to clap, throw their hands up in the air, groove with deadly music and dance combo to allow freshness enter into their bodies and cherish it forever. 

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“I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity atBlogAdda.com. Are you?

June 12, 2015

My #LiveLodgycal List

Blogadda in association with Renault Lodgy asks me about 5 things I want to take along in a Lodgy drive and it instantly reminds me of those good old days, when social media existed only in the wombs of some brilliant tech minds and scrap books used to be the only ways of leaving some memorable impressions in the lives of your friends. School friends had no ways of staying in touch apart from those few pages of scrap books, where people had mentioned their address, phone no, interests, zodiac, first crush, blah and five things they can’t leave their home without…

Bang on! Now you know why writing this post is so special for me.

Okay! Let’s decide some rules. Following are some common and random things, which are either part of an individual’s intellectual or physical existence or are mandatory physical extensions. So we won’t be listing them into those 5 LODGYCAL things. Clear? No OFFENSE!
·         Cellphone
·         Handbag
·         Food
·         Excitement
·         Random thoughts
·         My beautiful smile *tinggggg*

Okay! Here's my attempt to #LiveLodgycal, che ckout the list Goa!

Camera (Lenses, Camera Bag, Tripod, Charger, Lens Cleaner, Mic and blahh)

Yes. I don't really want to leave my home without my camera, no I can't. Especially when I plan to go in a drive in brand new Renault Lodgy with some of the amazing people, I can't afford to miss capturing those beautiful smiles, those crazy moments and of course the classy interior and gorgeous exterior of the Lodgy.

The gorgeous purple color and rich interiors of this classy Lodgy by Renault are already floating in my mind and I don't want to regret not clicking their pictures.

Playlist-Pink Floyd

How awesome life can be when you are driving a finely designed car with easy and one touch music control with thundering music system. Nothing can beat the magic of Pink Floyd songs in that luxurious Lodgy and those Goa roads. Hah! That explains why I need to carry my playlist along.

My Pet-A Golden Retriever (Borrowed Of course)

I have always fancies about having a little pet pup, a golde  retriever to be precise and driving the car with he sitting on the front seat or may be middle or back seat...ah that reminds me Lodgy is amazingly spacious. Ummm! I can consider having a carton full of kittens too. 

PS: I don't have a pet dog and bag full of kittens right  now :(

PPS: A country where concepts like one day husband are accepted, I don’t think there would be any offense for me adopting (borrowing precisely) a pet for one day.

A leather suitcase 

You cannot even imagine how much I love those vintage suitcases. The ones that are made out of leather. Man! They give you the real sense of travelling. Lodgy looks a sexy car having the ability to leave a trail behind because it's gorgeous features ranging from mileage to engine power and exterior plushness to interior comfort, everything is classy and driving a Lodgy with any suitcase NOT made of leather would be too IllLodgycal.

Bloggers Of course!

Okay! Before you raise your one eyebrow and twist your lips to begin an argument, let me share it with you that I know that bloggers are people not things! But I am being Lodgycal here. In my plan, I am asked to take all those things along on this drive which make me happier and driving with bloggers is one of the most amazing things I have experienced. So I want to take this beautiful experience thing along. That sounds Lodgycal and convincing enough. Hence proved.

 “I’m participating in the #LiveLodgycal contest with Renault in association with BlogAdda to get a chance to be a part of the #LiveLodgycal Drive in Goa.

Oh Yeah that naturally healthy skin

The best way to offer complete care to your skin is choosing to use organic methods. No one can deny the fact that Ayurvedic methods have always been more effective and harmless on skin. However, there are several products, which use organic ingredients to help you have radiant skin without putting too much efforts to it. But still, you should always pay special attention to add radiance and softness to your skin. What I believe can help you in getting a beautiful skin and keep it the same way forever are shared below:

Red Lentil Powder with Milk:

You may not like eating red lentils in your lunch or dinner but you would love it once you know its excellent skin benefits. Just mix the powder of split red lentils with milk and apply the layer on your face to bring out the hidden radiance.

Honey and Oats:

Who doesn't know about the heavenly benefits of honey. You can add oat in honey in same proportion, mix it well and apply it on your skin. It will help you to exfoliate the dead skin and make your face glow in beautiful way.

Cucumber Crush:


Everyone knows that our dear cucumber is an amazing anti oxidant. You can eat it to have a healthy appetite. At the same time, you can take its juice out and apply it on your face to feel the coolness. Using the pulp will also do the same trick. It brightens your skin and makes it look livelier.

Potato and lemon:

If you do not like to bleach on your face and need to have some really oxidized treatment then potato juice and lemon juice are the products for you. They help you to get rid of the dark circles and spots and offer you a healthy skin. In fact, you can apply this mixture on your darkened elbows and underarm areas to reduce the darkness and make them look beautiful in natural way.

It is always interesting that all the good things for your skin are mostly found in kitchen. Hence, all you need to do is eat well, steal some of the healthy stuff to blend it in a right way for your skin. Apart from this, light cardio exercises such as walking, dancing, cycling and jogging also give you a radiant skin. Hence, the drill is to eat right and do exercise. You can also consider doing some basic yoga and see the grow beaming through your cheeks.

Along with this, never miss out on your sleep. Getting healthy and enough sleep is very important to have a healthy and beautiful skin. Stay away from the electronics specially smartphones and laptops while you go to sleep. It is very important to have neat and clean surroundings to get a sound and relaxing sleep. All these things add a major value to your life and make you look beautiful and healthy all the time. Hence, never miss on such little things, which are designed to give you the real essence of living a great life.

If you are looking out for products that are herbal in nature and offer complete health and beauty benefits to your skin, then VICCO Turmeric Cream is a brilliant option. The product has been there for decades and has left a legacy for being a naturally enriched skin and daily care product range.

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Much love Indiblogger

May 19, 2015

Get, Set, Bolt- #Boltdrives in a Royal Way

As I begin to write this post, I realize how privileged I am to be a blogger. I get to attend events and activities, which are exclusively designed by likeminded people for likeminded people. I am glad that I pursued by decision of being a blogger and finally life introduced me to Blogadda!

What am I talking about?

As the title of the post suggests, the post is about my experience of the #boltdrives Delhi chapter. I was one of the 15 lucky and chosen bloggers to be a part of this ride on 10th day of May-Sunday! Here’s what I experienced :)

Blissful Beginning

I had got an email invite and several calls, Facebook updates and follow up emails from the beautiful people at Blogadda and I was super excited to go on this fun trip. Hush! I bunked a guitar lesson. Anyways! The best thing about the morning was that blogadda twitted with my team names and details and there I found another beautiful blogger Akanksha to accompany me till Godfather Lounge, Gurgaon.

When two girls drive together, distance doesn’t matter! We didn’t realize when we reached to the venue, where Team Blogadda and other fellow bloggers were ready to give us a warm welcome. I met few of my wonderful blogger friends again got a chance to meet many of them for the first time.



Women Empowerment: All Girls Group

I was member of R3 team and soon we named our team “All Girls Group” because we were 4 ladies in the team. Me aka Pretty Priyanka, Adorable Akanksha, Marvelous Manjulika and Amazing Ankita!

I got an opportunity to introduce my team to rest of the guests and soon after yummy snacks, delicious lunch and some sweet-dish, along with crunchy discussions; we were up for our ride.
Presentations and Instructions:

Before we moved for the drive, we were taken on a virtual tour of all the features and specifications of the much awaited Tata Bolt.

We were instructed about all the safety measures to be taken care of, food, water and medical facilities available in the TATA Bolt to make the drive experience smoother and better.



Captain Bolt

Before we actually begin to drive, let me introduce you to Captain Bolt. He can’t be seen, he’s just heard. He finds a way to call you during the drive and his magnificent voice echoes in every nook and corner of the car. He cares for the bloggers driving; he keeps an eye on the speed and movement of the car. He is there to make sure that we enjoy and stay safe during our drive.

The Drive

As we walked out of the Golffather Lounge, we found out what exactly was the reason behind the temperature levels boiling up in Delhi and NCR. It was none other than the glamorous and gorgeous Tata Bolt, lined up right in front of the Galaxy Hotel Gurgaon, waiting for all of us to get in and explore the drive experience.

The first look

Exterior-The first look of gorgeous Red Tata Bolt looked amazing. This hatchback is a stunner! As it was mentioned in the presentation too, the Car had headlights that exactly looked like Tiger’s Eye. The front the back and the sides, everything was simply eye-catching.

Interior-Lush and rich black interior of the gorgeous Tata Bolt was a value addition to what was seen outside! The gorgeous black seats, black music system, dashboard and everything was super attractive!



The Flag Off

One by one, all the cars were flagged off to first pit stop, where suspension test was to be done. Ankita Vadhel drove our car till the pit stop one-Leisure Valley Park Guragon, where Manjulika did the suspension test successfully.

We had a tab placed in the car with fully loaded music library having songs from almost every genre. But, we decided to stick to the peppy Bollywood numbers only. Girls will be Girls.



The suspension test:

What fun it was. The twisted driveway reminded me of the day when I underwent the driving test to get my driving license. The car is indeed stable and has absolute holdup to deal with not-so-smooth roads.
After the successful suspension test, Ankita was back on the driver’s seat and we were on the road, ready to catch the highway and drive the new experience.



Drivers Change:

At second pit stop, Aravali Resorts, drivers exchanged the car and we girls drove from there to the Nimrana fort. It was an amazing highly drive experience. Manjulika decided to drive us off till the destination and she was quite good at it. There were no abruptions or glitches during the drive. All smooth and thanks to some of the idiotic people on the road ahead of us, who gave us a chance to test the amazing brakes of the car!

During the drive, we tested all the three driving modes of Tata Bolt

Sports-To overtake some of the cars driven by boys *winks*
ECO-To save some fuel of course
City-Of course while we were walking out of the city!



The Royal Gateway-The Royal Get Away!

Music, drinks (lemonade and lassi) and cookies accompanied us to the highway drive and after an amazing road trip, we finally entered to the Royal Gateway! Yes! Nimrana fort palace. Amazing was the first look. For a moment, we forgot that we were stepping out in the boiling up 40 degrees of temperature. All the girls rushed out to reach the main entrance of the fort, no one cared about the summer’s attitude! We were busy exploring our Royal Get-Away!







Welcome Drinks

The real Nimbu Shikanji as a welcome drink during this killing summer heat was indeed a delight. I could smell the essence of fresh mint and basil in the natural lemon water! LIFE’S GOOD!

Fort Tour

Blogadda and Bolt knew the levels of heat and therefore, they smartly organized the indoor tour of fort for us, which unveiled beautiful areas of old and new fort. Some of the highlights of the indoor fort tour were hindola mahal, Loo with a View, A garden from where you could see the mountains, top view of the fort, cute amphitheater and hawa mahal.

Everyone wished two things as long as they were there in the fort:

1-To stay there for at least a week
2-To jump into that stunning blue and refreshing swimming pool

Snacks

Snacks and drinks were arranged to treat the blogger bellies and indeed the taste of the food was royal. The hospitality was great.

ChitChats

Talks, discussions, jokes and sharing of experiences continued throughout the process. Everyone enjoyed interacting with the fellow bloggers and wonderful people from Blogadda team and Bolt team. It was an experience to be remembered for a long time.

The BOLT moment of the day-Ragini Puri Bolted with Surprise

Whistles, cheers and claps and astonishment was there when Bolt announced its winner of Get.Set.Bolt activity held at Blogadda few months back. Ragini Puri, one of my blogger friends was the winner of a brand new shining bolt. Her expressions and astonishment as she was declared a winner was amazing! The winning moment for Ragini bolted us all and Ragini of course!

Tweets, Facebook Updates, Instagramming and photography

Social networking and socializing were the continuous process throughout the drive. Everyone enjoyed interacting with fellow bloggers and we clicked loads and loads of photographs. In those photos, we have captured memories, which will grow with us and last as long as we do. Looking forward to more such interesting meets to happen!

Folk music as sign off

Good folk music, all lit-up Nimrana fort palace and lined up Beautiful Bolt cars were signal for us to wave goodbye to the beauty of the Royal palace and head back home. The drive back home was amazing with some good music and interesting activities that Captain Bolt kept bringing in. Music, talks and discussions were the elements that enriched our drive back home.



Bolt and Blogadda had arranged drops for all the bloggers, helping us to reach back home safely, which was amazing! It was a day filled with joy and unforgettable moments.



Here's a video of us doing suspension test.

video

Thank you Tata Bolt and Blogadda. It was indeed  “A Sunday well spent at #BoltDrives with BOLT from TATA Motors in association with BlogAdda.

May 11, 2015

Don't Spare the Load, Rather Share the Load

Caution!! This is going to be one of those long posts, which might scare you with its length and word count. But, since #sharetheload is one hell of a touchy topic and author of this blog is touched strongly, so this post has to be written in this way.


Okay! Here's a deal, I'll try making it an interesting one!

Been there, seen that!

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Whatever showcases in the picture above is one of the most common sights we would find in Indian society (I have seen this in India only because I never got a chance to travel abroad, sigh!). Anyways! I have seen many times that most of the men take help of their respective wives to get ready while going out, be it ironing of clothes, finding the tie in the closet, cleaning the shoe, finding the comb, the hair oil, underwear and what not! And then, once they are ready, they hover over the head of that poor lady and repeat this question again and again, "Why do you take too long to get ready, we are already late!"

Have we ever wondered why does it happen?

I believe it happens because both the genders or husband and wife to be precise, think and believe that everything, which has been practiced for centuries is right. They are not ready to adopt the changes of the millennium. The ancient ideas of inequality has entered into the basic structure of human gene and hence it is difficult to take it out. There is an urgent need to change the thought process on massive level and inspire people to adopt the change for good and learn to #sharetheload !

Here's a quick view of WHY MEN THINK WOMEN TAKE TIME IN GETTING READY!


Image Source-nickmom.com


WHY WOMEN ACTUALLY TAKE TIME?


Well that explains a lot! Imagine if men start sharing the load of household a bit, how wonderful it would be for women. At least, by doing this men would correct their own thinking about why women require so much time in getting ready because if there's no household, then ladies would prefer to spend an hour or so extra for makeup! 

The philosophy

Men and women are designed to work together, work for each other and fit like a hand in a glove. If the CREATER's idea was not to make both the genders #sharetheload then why both Men and Women are required to bring a New Life to this earth?

If men and women together have the energy and effort to create a new life and nurture it, then why can't the nurture their day to day life by showcasing similar involvement?

HOME MADE or HOME MAID?

In most of the houses, women are treated to be someone, who is always responsible for household task, no matter what. Even if she is working, earns equal amount of money and has her own ambitions in life, she needs to do the basics of households, such as cooking, doing dishes, laundry and mopping the floor. 

Okay! Yes, one should never run away from the idea of doing household task, rather one should be proud of doing all this, being a human, one should feel privileged to get this opportunity of having a house plus household work. 

BUT the concept should be applicable on both Men and Women. No lady in the house should be treated as a permanent maid for doing all the household work. 

Household work should be a mutual effort, done by both and they should enjoy it, as much as they enjoy making love! 

Take the test

See where do you fit? Do you spare the load or #sharetheload ?

Is your “HOME MADE” WELL?
Well, Do you have a “HOME MAID”?
Yes, you love and respect each other enough to #sharetheload together. Whatever comes in, you deal with it together-Be it LONG-DRIVE or LAUNDRY!

You fight because you think it’s your right! You fight because you’ve got free time and you want to make the most of it.

When you fight, no one wins. No one loses either. For you fights are also a TEAM-WORK.

You believe she is your HOME; she believes you are her HOME! Smile because together, you have MADE IT!

The last one is simple-You share the load of household work!
You point fingers at each-other, quite often! When it comes to #sharetheload, to both of you, it seems like NO FUN.

You fight because you think you are a SPARTA or something and you are born for it. You fight because you carry grudges somewhere in your existence.

You fight to win-Sometimes you win, sometimes your spouse, but actually you both LOSE!

You think she is your MAID
She wishes if you were her MAID
So, you’re basically not focusing on building a home, but rather on finding a MAID!
No you don’t!


When you share the load, you unfold few of the most amazing benefits for a lifetime. Such as:
  • You feel good and so does your partner.
  • Your kids learn the best policy in life, which is equality.
  • You lay down a foundation of GENDER EQUALITY in your home.
  • You deliver a message to the generations that men and women are meant to #sharetheload together, happily.
Ariel invites you to share the load and it doesn't say that you should only share the load while doing laundry...It just says that start with laundry because the awesome Ariel Matic would make it easy for beginners like you and give you enough courage to start with more #sharetheload initiatives. 

So what are you waiting for? Even Spiderman shares the laundry load with her wifey!

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“I am writing for the #ShareTheLoad activity at BlogAdda.com in association withAriel.”

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