Face stress the smart way!

When negativity reigns, you know you are in trouble! The more you think to untangle those complexities, the more they seem to intervine in them strongly. The miserable feeling following this does the rest! You seem to feel as if you are on the worst cloud of your life at the worst piace in the worst time. But still, as the best is always yet to arrive, so is the worst. You just can’t say whatever you have still faced was the worst, you just don’t know if tomorrow comes knocking your today with more negative incidents.

This, is what increases your stress level boosting it to its extreme and you acting immensely weird. No doubt, you tend to bark at every second person available, cry as if you just lost a loved one, think so negatively, as if there’s nothing good left in your life. This needs to be repaired, any how! Or else, you’ll end up with a tangled needed of incidents In your life making it more miserable to lead.

So, lets glance at some of these handy steps which will help you distress and emerge as a winner in this losing situation.

  • Drink a glass full of chilled water or a sweet juice or drink in this situation. Many a times, people tend to eat junk or get a craving for the same at depressed times. Well, that’s just your body actually demanding water, but we tend to avoid it and in result consume loads of calories that’s need to be burnt later. More over, drinking chilled water may help in relax your senses and giving you time to over think the events in a refreshed way too. A sweet liquid would act as a glucose agent in case it’s reduced during those anger pranks you get.

  • Read something good and interesting. You may or may not be a reader for this method. But try reading something that would catch your attention instantly. It may be a bollywood gossip column or a romantic mills and boon novel. Try getting distracted from the current situation by this source as much as possible.
  • Write something that would help you bring out your feelings or canned up feelings through words. According to experts, writing plays an important role while people try to distress. When you just can’t speak your minds in front of people due to various reasons (that’s a major reason of increasing stress level), writing does help.
  • Breath in and out for some minutes or try a plank position. This will actually help you keep calm and divert your attention to some other situation all together.
  • Cook, bake, paint or create something. The joy of being creating your own idea in the form of food, song or painting for that matter is the best feeling and above all the others. Hence, while you concentrate on your hobby, you are actually beating up the rotating cycle of stress on top of your head. While, these are only stress relievers temperorily, the permanent remedy for releasing stress is facing it after giving your self the time it needs to reciprocate in the best way possible by following the above steps. After following these actions, you’ll perceive the situation in a more broad way, getting ideas to overcome the situations and try to help yourself by trying out each situation in a line. Never get demotivated just because plan A never worked, remember there are still 25 alphabets left to name those remaining plans. And in the end, always remember, life’s all about facing difficult situations and making way for the better ones. No challenges means no excitement in life. It’s not the end till you are alive! The best is yet to come, after the worst gets a proper defeat!
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A day at kidzania!

“I want to become a doctor !” And the answer to this was, “yeah! Why not? When you grow up!” Remember these lines being repeated through out your childhood, we always wished if someone could say, “oh yes! You can become that today itself!” A dream it may sound though, but it’s turned to a beautiful reality for today’s growing generation of kids. How? Well, lets send all the credits of the same to kidzania, a theme park with hundred plus role play activities for kids. Getting famous globally for its unique theme and amazing experience with kids, kidzania has spread it’s wings in India too. Mumbai prides in having it’s very own kidzania at R city mall, Ghatkopar. A fun destination for your kids for the whole day with great lot of activities and entertainment awaits here. I was really impressed glancing through the glasses of northern wing of R city mall to catch the glimpse of this amazing new world for our kids. The rapid boarding and instructions process leads you in to explore the vast bounties of this world especially created for the kids. Lovely interior (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

Beautiful lanes at kidzania (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

With security bracelets tightened on our wrists, and a check of 50 kidzoes (the currency of kidzania) we stepped in to the world of awesomeness. This new world seemed to never have experienced a grey day or a sunset for that matter. The beautiful blue sky and the lush green trees promised a good spring season in here even when it was raining cats and dogs outside.The glamour of the stores and the beauty of the well built buildings and offices would certainly aww you. The clean and well maintained lanes and alleys intersected at proper points giving way to more incredible stops to explore. The special seats and lounge rooms for parents are made for convenience too, not that you’ll need them, all thanks to the excitement of watching your kids play multiple roles all in a day. The first step was encashing the cheque at the Yes bank for some kidzoes notes and moving ahead for the tasks to complete. All these process including encashing the cheques needed a brief scanning of your bracelets.

All the tasks you did are either plus or minus, when you chose a plus signed task, you get to earn for your services. While if you chose the latter, you tend to spend some of your kidzoes. Hence, the balance seems proportional and exciting too. This gave my kids the understanding that whenever you need to spend somewhere, you must earn in order to be able to do that. My clever little money minded chaps planned to earn loads and later to spend them generously. Hence, they went for being a dabba wala first. This gave them an opportunity to deliver some dabbas across the kidzania city and earn some kidzoes in return of it. So, along with a white coat, a safety cap and a typical dabba wala cap, went my kids with a cart to collect and deliver the dabbas. Wherever they went, they were greeted with a cheerful ki (Hi in their language) and a victory sign to go with it. This task took no more than fifteen minutes by the kids at a regular pace. Being a dabbawala (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

This done, they went to get some knowledge on examination and testing of fruits. For this they have to set off collect and examine some fresh kiwis and write the results of it on a writing pad all in a group of three. Again, this led them earning some more kidzoes. This one took approximately 15 minutes of time.

After this they loved being able to spend some kidzoes to go for a kidzania certified culinary course at bajaj electricals school. With the help of a talented and helpful chef, they prepared a healthy chocolate roll with in 20 minutes and along with a certificate for their efforts. Culinary course (relishingrascal.wordpress.com

Boys and their love for cars! Just can’t separate the two. Well, kidzania helped to bond them more. My son went for a maruti driving school course of 20 minutes spending some kidzoes and returning with a kidzania driving licence. Learning driving (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

Fashion show and modelling is what girls aspire the most. My daughters after spending some kidzoes, got to be trained for a fashion show and walk the ramp in a theatre in some lavish and cool clothes with an astounding style

Fashion show training (relishingrascal.wordpress.com) Shoping at big bazaar with no mummy to nudge and shout is what my baby loved the most out there. A trolley full of toys and the easiest way to pay in the mall is what she actually experienced the first time ever.

The aspiring doctors, my kids loved being a doctor and getting all the knowledge you needed to be for the same with in ten minutes and later using that knowledge to tend to an ailing patient bringing him back to the hospital in an ambulance. Doctor training (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

My kids were overwhelmed to try out preparing mango Frooti exactly the way it’s made at the factory and later getting a complimentary pack of the same within 20 minutes and even earning some kidzoes. Well, haven’t we got so many kidzoes notes to take care of? So, we opted to get a debit card instead from yes bank and use that. It was pretty easy with just depositing your kidzoes in the bank and getting your bracelet scanned and yo, we get th debit cards with our names and details in it. So, here we took off to become a dentist by examining a patient’s tooth from nearby and do the needful tasks to cure the same with in just 20 minutes. Dentist training (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

Kids enjoyed most being an RJ at radio city and letting their fans hear about them and a brief information on the ongoing festival of Ganesh chaturthi. RJ on Air (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

Those Kellogg’s chocos they munched so rapidly, they never knew it took so many efforts to get it made up and packed. Well, they learnt all that and made some too at the kidzania chocos outlet within 20 minutes and spending some kidzoes. The yummy art of making a super yummy donuts was exceptional. They loved working through out tipping generous chocolate on the fresh donuts and ravishing it later. They also became an expert in making Sbarro’s delectable pizzas and Hardy’s scrumptious burgers and even try and taste their work with so much pride. Learning making a pizza (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

These, and some more activities like delivering parcels and couriers being DHL courier person, a furniture expert in kidzania pepperfy training centre, a fireman with a proper fireman instructions class and an ambulance to ride on a real fire to extinguish, shiamak dance classes, bollywood acting school, animation centres, paddle pop ice candy making factory, parachute hair spa, camlin art and painting school, nerolac home painting, preparing cadbury dairy milk, star tv studio, parle candy house and much much more were so much fun to explore and indulge in. Woodcraft course (relishingrascal.wordpress.com)

I must say, for all the curios minds out there and those exploring little souls, kidzania is the best place to get to play all the roles they so much aspire in their life. The experiences they normally couldn’t even go near, can be experienced first hand with experts trainee staff in the most gentle way possible. The charming affectionate smile you get here is contagious plus not to forget the various add on activities according to the dates and festivals like the Ganesh chaturthi event that happened here with a thali decoration and an amazing group dance on Ganesh festival. If asked, I would strongly recommend each parent to take their kids for a jolly good time exploring these new ways at kidzania!

10 Tips for a healthy and safe pregnancy!

Pregnancy is a crucial turnover in any woman’s life! So, if you are planning a baby or are pregnant make sure you take certain precautions for the better health of yourself and the child. As mother’s health and fitness plays a key role for the foetus’ proper growth and development and the child’s birth condition. While you are at the stage of having the most prominent change in your life, make sure you take a look at these detailed tips for a better and healthy prenatal and postnatal results.

  • Essential minerals and vitamins: As soon as you get your pregnancy test positive, make sure you get yourself prescribed the best and most suitable vitamins, calcium and folic acid tablets. Although, your diet, which will now be richer in these nutrients may contain these minerals, it may not be enough for a healthy pregnancy. The proper intake of vitamins and folic acid is very essential in the early weeks of pregnancy as it helps in developing the baby’s neural cord, which later changes into the brain and spinal cord of the baby. While, if you miss these folate and vitamins supplements during pregnancy, you face a lot of problems like excessive hair fall, dry skin, etc after the birth of the child.
  • Necessary precautions: The early weeks and the mid weeks of pregnancy can be absolutely delicate. Make sure you just don’t change your positions rapidly and indulge in any vigorous exercise. Avoid weight lifting and standing for a longer period of time. Even sitting on a position that generates a lot of pressure on your pelvis area leads to miscarriages in the early weeks of pregnancy and having a lower placenta line during the mid-term.
  • Proper diet: The one common issue that most pregnant women face is morning nausea. This often stretches more than the mornings and even stays more than the first term too. Hence, it leads to certain nutrition deficiency in pregnant women. Enough of food cannot be consumed at the same time, hence follow a pattern of eating 6 to 8 times a day, within an interval of an hour and a half. Make sure you include loads of cereals in your diet( a high folic acid provider), fruits( contains more of vitamins), milk (a calcium agent) and meat, green vegetables and loads and loads of water and fluids.
  • Avoid disease causing factors: Diseases during pregnancy can be most crucial. They often lead to miscarriages or even a danger to the mother as well. If not that, it often leads to an underweight child being born with major complications too. Hence, a proper care of the pregnant woman is necessary against any disease causing factor. While consuming clean water to avoid water borne diseases is important, viral diseases can be dangerous too. Research have found that pregnant women attract more mosquitoes than a woman who’s not pregnant, this is because our breath becomes heavier and we exhale more carbon dioxide to which the mosquitoes are attracted to. Disease like malaria, dengue and chikungunya are spread by mosquitoes which is extremely difficult to manage during pregnancy. Malaria can also be passed on the placenta and thus even new born would get affected. Avoid mosquito bites at any cost, if you are heading outdoors, don’t forget to apply 4 dots of Good knight Fabric Roll-On, as it is 100% natural product & you apply it on fabric and not directly on skin. Also if you are at home during the daytime – make sure your mosquito repellent machine is turned on, we don’t usually do this but since dengue and chikungunya are caused by day biting mosquitoes it is a must to use a mosquito repellent even during the day. It’s also not advisable to clean your cat’s feces yourself, in order to avoid Toxoplasmosis which can be dangerous for pregnant women.
  • Exercise: A regular session of exercise and walk is extremely important for a pregnant women in order to deliver a healthy baby and keep herself fit even after the child birth. Research shows, pregnant women who indulge in more yoga and exercise tend to have a comparably easy natal time. While, a regular walk of at least forty five minutes is recommended by doctors at the last term of your pregnancy too.
  • Decreasing stress level: Most experts agree that a happy mother gives birth to a healthy and happy kid! Why not, the baby is the closest one to the mother during pregnancy, hence the vibes, positive or negative- tend to spread even during that time. Other than that, an increased level of stress often leads to blood pressure soaring high at the time of birth and resulting in pre-eclampsia, thus it leads to doctors opting for cesarean child birth.
  • Taking up hobbies and interests: Gaining appropriate amount of rest is also advisable to pregnant women. But you can’t just stick on to the bed to rest and gain more weight than you already are! So, better indulge in some activities that makes you believe your mind from stress and also keeps you relaxed and busy. Read some books for the coming transformation in your life and the preparations you have to make accordingly. Or just listen to good music while you bake some good nutritious cookies to have when you have mid night cravings.
  • Avoid excess citric acid: Although citric acid is called to be one of the healthy sources of essential minerals in body, but consuming excess of it during the last term of pregnancy can lead to swelling in certain parts of your body like legs, face etc. Although during the first weeks of pregnancy citric fruits and lemon are recommended for the relief of nausea, but it is better to avoid them in the later weeks as during pregnancy de-calcification is quite common and your bones and teeth are more prone to it. The high amount of citric acid present inside lemons are capable of damaging your teeth enamel and may lead to serious dental problems too.
  • Avoid excessive spices: As said before, a good diet leads to a healthy pregnancy and in the end to a healthy baby being delivered. But the cravings that pregnant women often face are incredible. This often leads to women having lots of spicy food and later complaints of heart burns and acidic reactions in urine. So, it’s better to keep your spice measures and cravings in control if you want a pregnancy that’s free of acidic problems. While, research also shows that more spicy food during pregnancy may often lead to skin reactions and a high blood pressure too.
  • Limiting the intake of sea food: While seafood is the richest source of proteins and omega 3 which is highly essential mineral for a better IQ development, it also contains a higher level of mercury. Being a toxic metal, it causes serious nervous damage in a person. Hence it’s best recommended for a pregnant woman to reduce fish intake. You can have some walnuts instead in order to attain the minerals which you cannot get due to avoiding fish consumption. Pregnancy and motherhood is tough no doubt, but taking a proper care of your health during this period is necessary too. With these tips, you cover a large portion of essential precautions needed during your pregnancy terms. And all these efforts are actually worth in the end. After all, you are carrying a bundle of joy along with you for a long period of nine months, wouldn’t you love it to be the most healthy and beautiful baby?

Better late than never!

A mother of three, a home maker with sixteen people in the family, the one woman in the family who doesn’t look up around from the pool of chores she have to fulfill and already turning 30! Imagine this woman, suddenly being determined to fulfill her dream of being a writer after leaving it being for atleast a decade.

Well, yes! Thats me! The one girl who gre up striving with the dream of getting a PhD degree in psychology and being a great author one day. But, bring from a conservative family was the only chain that succeeded in caging out that dreams behind the walls of womanhood. Getting married at an early age followed by two kids in a gap of few years added more to the plan. Some more responsibilities of being in a huge family with so much socialising was another string that still tightened the ropes together.

Well, one fine day while nursing my last kid, scrolling through facebook feeds, I found myself again. The girl with so many dreams I left behind so many years ago. She wanted to come true of all those chains, she wanted to breathe free, she wanted an identification of her own, she wanted to live, yes finally she wanted to live being herself!

Not that I wasn’t happy in my previous roles. Those were exceptionally awesome, but I really wanted to live my dreams. Wanted to know for my talent. I discussed the same with my husband, and he suggested me, it’s never too late to start dreaming once again! He encouraged me to find myself again,to live my dreams again and start what I left out with.

So, at the age of 29, I started learning wide global languages like French and Arabic and Russian. I started with being a social media influencer and promoting brands on various social channels, slowly and steadily I started writing, though writing books replaced writing blogs, writing fiction novels replaced writing more about the in trends of fashion and yukt delights of food, but still I got a space to put my creativity forward.

Gradually, my blog started getting a lot of approval on all platforms and even being nominated for one of the best blogs awards. It got me the fame, I so much craved for, the identification I so much dreamt of.

I couldn’t continue on those formal degrees of colleges and graduation to get me a PhD, but still I am doing some private certified courses for the same. Although, I lived a decade in vacuum and couldn’t succeed in bringing my dreams to life, but still even after starting late, I am far ahead of those who got all the education and chances that I couldn’t get in life.

Well,I personally think it’s all because of my husband’s encouragement I got and those love I got from my kids. I often just think, thank God, I started, although a little late, but it’s better than never being able to do anything!

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

Learning english with pathshala Funwala!

English is the universal language! A language that’s spoken most commonly around the world. The one oral key that can give you an access to various locks of knowledge around the globe. While, the importance of this language is so known by most of us, we have got more than half of Indians who still haven’t got any access to basic education in any language, let alone learning the english language.

It’s really very unfortunate that although there are various measures taken by government on bringing on the literacy and educational rates higher, little efforts are actually taken to get this language more accessible to everyone. Furthermore, those institutions who offer the education of english language cost so much that most indians, being under poverty line cannot afford to learn it.

But hey, here’s a good news for those knowledge thirsty souls who will now get to learn english language easily and totally free of cost. Nihar shanti amla has started this awesome initiative of getting little kids learning english the most simplest way and totally non chargeable.

By just dialing on Nihar Shanti Amla’s Pathshala Funwala’s toll free number 8055667788, you get a call back from their team and whoa, you are almost there taking your first step towards learning the most important language of the world.

Welcoming those children with a nice little jungle they introduce themselves and their mission of spreading knowledge with them so easily. The rest is just a piece of cake! You just have to follow their instructions and very essentially, listen to everything they speak properly. And, you never could have imagine, with these little rhythmic story telling conversations between Shanti didi and those kids, your kids are actually getting to acquire so much, so easily.

I have already got my maids daughter, who’s currently studying in third standard in a marathi medium school and my driver’s son, who’s still in his pre school classes starting with his educational step. And they are literally reciting those jingles around with their parents the whole day. Hence, taking this educational journey more forward unintentionally.

Well, I salute nihar shanti amla for this Nihar Shanti Amla’s Pathshala Funwala and the great work they are doing for spreading education. Even you can bring more people getting to know english language and move a step upward towards society.

I am blogging about Pathshala Funwala by Nihar Shanti Amla Oil in association with Blogadda

Magnificient monsoon menu at Chaayos!

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Monsoons are just magical! While the world cherish the charisma of it in the beauty of nature and flowing breeze, we foodies tend to think only about which snack would best compliment the climate and where! Grabbing a proper meal to compliment the weather always enhances its beauty, says all the foodies ever! And getting your hands on these deliceous snacks is not a cake walk, mind you!

Well, when I was already craving for a perfect snack to satisfy my growling tummy as the rains hit my window, I came across this picture on the chaayos instagram handle!

Believe me, the growling increased and I felt I should just grab it from the screen to taste this tempting yummy dish.

Ok! It was quite some time now, and my cravings were under control now, but the hunger still remained. Had to do something of it! Well, what more, adding more torture to my hunger, I got to see this on chaayos twitter page. Scrumptious, no doubt. Wish I could just snatch it from there. Cursing the already heavy flowing rains, I grabbed my rainwear and went for the bike.

Chaayos has innumerable stores across the country, Delhi being their main hub. Well, thank God they have almost ten branches in Mumbai too. I went for the chaayos, Todi mills, lower parel. A wide smile and a loud greeting that followed my entrance there lifted my mood more. This place looks cool, I thought and rushed in. A ground plus one floored outlet, with lots of table and chairs neatly arranged, some cute posters on the wall and exceptionally well designed interiors. Gazing for minutes wasn’t enough here.

Now, comes the food! The monsoon menu had paneer/chicken opened stuffed paratha, chicken kadhahi sandwich, bun samosa, barish wale pakode, chicken kulhad kulcha, kulhad jalebi and shahi chai! You know what? I ordered them all!! Sont belive it? I have pics to prove it. (I had a partner in crime to enjoy the meal with me so don’t get shocked)

The chicken open paratha was super deliceous with savoury chicken and cheese stuffed generously on top of a soft paratha. Well, don’t blame me if your mouth waters, you are reading it! The kadhahi chicken sandwich was astounding too, with chicken, sauce and veggies all pressed under the pressure of softest bread. Hmmm…. Yummy it was! The kadahi chicken kulcha( soft, battery indian bread) had chicken cooked in indian spices served in a kulhad (container made up of clay), and buttered kulcha to give it a strong competition. I think, they both have scored well here. Now comes the best, crispiest and wholesome barish wale pakode. I was actually munching it greedily enjoying the rain view outside through the doors. Paneer pakode among them were my favorite. Loved the chilli pakoda, the tallest of all but equally crunchy and yummy. The dessert consisting of kulhad jalebi made a way happily through my already full tummy! I have never before had a jalebi that’s crispy. This new crispy jalebi made me a crazy fan of it. Well, I am already full! But, what kind of indians are we, if we cannot end our conversation without sealing it with a chai! So, here comes the shahi kulhad chai. Served in a kulhad, this chai actually consisted of generous pieces of almond and strands of saffron in it. Unbelievable, isnt it? Try and have yours. You can actually devour the tea through its rich aroma before sipping it lightly over.

That was just the food during monsoon. But this place led me more curious to check what’s in store otherwise too! A curious food explorer always find their way to satisfy their curiosity in the most easiest manner. So, I actually visited almost all of chaayos outlets in Mumbai, and well, its each outlet says a different story.

Designed taking in to consideration it’s signature chai style, they decorated each outlet with a unique, impressive theme! Here, let me give you a short description of what I found so astounding about these outlets.

Monsoon, books, a strong cup of tea and your favorite palak kachori and blue berry lemon cake makes it a perfect hour spent over here. The interiors out here has pages of books everywhere you glance at, hence giving you the inspiration you need for your work at chaayos, versova.

After a movie, what you need? Exactly! Your personalised cup of tea, yummy paneer tacos and a friend to point out how you liked the movie. The same goes amazingly well at the chaayos at kurla, Phoenix. Here, they have made quite an impression by decorating the whole place with kettles and tea glasses. Hence, enhancing the beauty of the theme

While you Just want to enjoy the cool climate outside with your light cup of tea, a chocolate factory cake and chana masala, the chaayos outlet at Bandra gives you some refreshing air to enjoy with their huge outdoor seatings available. (They even have an indoor seating if you don’t like out.)

These and some more outlets, spread across the city gives your tea love a new definition. The serious way in which we take our tea cravings are carried by them too. That’s the reason they pride in preparing around twelve thousand variety of tea, (depending upon your taste too) and are still on a quest to experiment with chai some more!

Lets live some more!!

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You think you are growing and life’s come to a descending order already? You think that you just can’t catch up with your ones upon a time dreams again? Did you accept the fact that you just can’t be that kid again? That thought if getting yourself a unique identification has faded? Do you think that your growing age is taking you towards to lonelier times with yourself and stealing your right to be that carefree persona you once were?

Well, lets think again than! Thats what you need now if you are deteriorating with those growing numbers being added to your age figure. I seriously think you need a cold shower, a harsh splash of chilled water on your face and a loud music and a must read of this blog carefully.

Lets get started with your that dre
am that you so very much wanted to fulfill long back,bit you just have to leave it alone, reasons only you know. After all these years,you have the time, money and source to do it, but you just can’t take the step forward, why? Because you are so afraid, of maybe, what world may think about it! Ok, so I am a little right here! Let the workd think damn right now! Step your foot down, and take that first step to achieve your dreams, soon the world will watch you as an example, not with an unknown nobody.
If age us stopping you to catch up what you left incomplete, let us all recall that saying which saud, age is just a number! Well, I think you have enough number to strengthen you to catch up, rather than being left completing those numbers to God knows till which count at a vacuum, not knowing where it may stop.

Now, comes those milestones which you already achieved, but it. Would have taken you somewhere better if you have worked more towards that direction. You know very well which sense I am talking about. Lets take that step and give your talent the name it needed,let the world know it was you whi did such an amazing thing,but never had the source to show it off. Belive me, social media nowadays is the perfect source of getting your hidden talent known worldwide. Well, lets hope for the new posts that could make wonders now.

Now, comes those, who always propritised their loved ones achievements and dreams and hence, never gave a thought for themselves. Now, after years, when you see them climbing those ladders of success and fame, you find yourself so lonely, so small and so lost! Well, it’s not over buddy! Give yourself sone time, think what you can achieve still, which of course you can. Make a decision, determine yourself, and go!!! I am sure you are going to find a way towards your dreams and that too pretty soon. After all, aspirations and goals are the things that keeps us going, without any goal, we are just as neutral as a dead body. So,dream today, set a goal and head on to achieve the same with all your might.
Now, the last ones, those which were so busy living their busiest lives the way they wanted, they left themselves behind, ingat those crowd of faces that they forgot what they actually are. They forgot to enjoy those tiny moments of life that would now had been the loveliest memories they would have cherished! Well, hang on! Sit a bit! Take a deep breath and imagine yourself as a child once again. Watch some cartoon shows, enjoy those nonsense, lets forget reality for a while. Call those friends, no matter if you havemt contacted them since ages and they would consider you as mean, you can always explain. If not those,make new ones. Plan an outing, a holiday, your work can wait. Let it wait! Bring that sweet smile and that musical laughter once again, pam per yourself and enjoy your life hence forth.

Phew!! There’s a lot to do! But, the reason behind the whole post is, to get to know that you are still alive. You have a life which can still beautify and improve. No matter if you have everything today, but if you don’t have happiness and satisfaction, your life is missing the asset it needs. And especially for those who think time have passed and their age doesnt permit them to do so, always remember, it’s never too late to grab what is yours! And your dreams, were always yours, no matter what the circumstances have been.

I just wish, my this post would bring anyone the motivation and happiness they so much need in their life. If so, kindly let me know. If not, I just hope, you enjoyed reading my thoughts on positivity!!

Book review- Bhrigu Mahesh PhD The Return Of Dayamanti by Nisha Singh.

New week, new book and here’s the most anticipated review! I just finished reading a new thriller, mystery novel in fiction category by Nisha Singh, the famous author of the book, The witch of Senduwar. It’s the second book of this series featuring the inimitable detective namely, Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD,  in the book The Return Of Dayamanti! 

I must say, this novel thought me varios sides of indian culture and tradition that I myself wasn’t aware of. The author here, brilliantly and in so much detail describes the Indian culture profoundly well amidst the interesting twists and turns of the mystery. The book leads you to the introductory part of the mystery in the starting, while giving you ample time and idea to derive your idea about the mystery the best way. And you also get a sneak peak in the ancient historic practises of indians in this part.

While you proceed in the second part, the mystery, which is still unsolved, takes a shocking turn and goes on from being a thriller to a mysterious murder case! As the various clues and evidences get unveiled, you feel so much at the loose ends about your guessing about the whole mystery. The writer so very well, brings about the most unexpected turns in as the mystery proceeds.

Till you proceed the third part, you are at your curiosity’s end to find out the culprit, and unexpectedly so, you find out, but in the most weird way! And the connections those minute incidences in the story had till the end and how brilliantly were those threads connected is just amazing! 

I am still very much awwed and amazed with the character of Bhrigu Mahesh, he is certainly a psychological genius and an impressive detective. The fabulous way in which he observes the smallest of the details and keeps them in his mind, and later connects his observations with the results will leave you astounded. 

Summed up, this novel has it all! The spice of a mystery, the grip of a thriller, a detailed yet an impressive expression of indian psychology and some even unexplored indian history with a little sarcasm about our very prejudiced and ancient mentality along with a hint of sarcasm about our beliefs. All these are so very brilliantly bounded up in a very admirable way with just the proper words needed for the same. 

Apart from some of spelling mistakes, and a little irreverent details in the starting, I didn’t find any dull minute or paragraph in the entire book. If you love fiction and are a fan of mystery novels and like to challenge your theories now and then, I think you should check up this book and also the series of Bhrigu Mahesh for some fresh and challenging time reading.

At the end of each book, I always sort out some sentences or words that do inspire me and leave a mark on my memory, here are some from this book too.

“Simple is any person who is in the outside as he is inside. He can be a factory worker or a great thinker, if he is true to himself, he is a simple man and in the least ordinary.”
“Well, I could have used  psychology, but it feels so wrong! They have made the word sound as if we are moving in to the world of blurry images, indistinct landscapes, hocus pocus and a lot of  mumbo jumbo that has neither head nor tail. The world of psychology has evolved more as a science equivalent to tantra mantra and I hate to acknowledge what they have done to it.”
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Crystal clean skin without salon is not a myth!

We all love looking glowing and beautiful. The dream of viewing one’s reflection glowing back in mirror is just so common. But visiting a salon for the same every now and then is so much time consuming and not to forget those bucks to shell for it!

Today, let’s peep in to our kitchen cabinets and grocery stock ups to get those stuffs which can actually helo you get a beautiful, healthy and stunning skin with little effort and time.

  • Fruits and vegetables for healthy, clear skin:.                                                             Do you know our skin gets the best treatment with fruits and vegetables? The best way to get your skin glowing is to take a piece of any of these fruits like banana, papaya, strawberry, blueberries, peach, kiwi, sweetlime, orange or vegetables like cucumber, potato, tomato and pumpkin, rub it on your face and neck thoroughly for about five minutes and to wash with a cold splash. This exfoliates your skin the best way giving it the nutrition and moisture it needs while cutting off the excess oil on your  face. Thus, it’s suitable for all skin types. (You can also follow the same step for any part of your body which turns dry or patchy).
  • Honey with lime:.                                         Two teaspoons of honey along with few drops of lemon can bring a natural glow to your skin when you rub it on your face massaging it thoroughly. You can wash after leaving it on your face for about yen minutes. This brings a healthy shine on your face like never before.
  • Gram flour:.                                                Gram flour when mixed with a little milk or rose water or plain water and applied like a face mask pack on your face for just ten minutes can leave your skin clear, glowing and fairer. It’s really beneficial for the treatment of ance too. 
  • Green tea                                            Green tea is a natural cleanser. Just make a paste of grinded green tea along with a little water and clean your skin with it. The results are really stunning and lasting too.

These ingredients ensure fruitful results when used regularly and what’s more? They don’t even have any side effects after applying. So, why not give these a try and enjoy beautiful skin at home, easily 

Book review- Second Chance(fiction) by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa!

If you were given a second chance how would you change things…

Book , fiction.

The tagline says it all, but couldn’t do justice to the exquisite matter in the book second chance, a great inspiring  fiction written by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa! A doctor by profession, born in the Holy city of Ujjain, grew up in Dewas, madhya pradesh, india, he is a gem under shells I must say.

By reading this book, I just couldn’t believe it’s just his second book in his writing career. Second  chance is an inspiring story of an arrogant bussiness man, Shekhar and his journey towards getting his punishments of his wrong doings then leading him to change for better when he gets the second chance.

Inspiring and astonishing, the story unfolds certain facts of Shekhar’s life which we can all relate to some how or another. While you flip through the pages of this exciting journey, you won’t find a single moment of dullness in it. Each detail emphasized, each matter explained, each event in the life of Shekhar has been explained brilliantly in the later part of his life.

The scenario descripted of hell would give you goosebumps as you read it. I actually did feel that eeriness when I went through those details of hell and punishments of his deeds, the writing power is that effective! I must say the creativity with which the writer later connect each coming incident with those already passed off is simply awesome. 

I personally am impressed with all the perfect elaborations and those exciting twists and turns the story takes as it moves forward. The suspense, the inspiration and the narration is done the best way by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa. 

Some lines and incident from the novel really inspired me, when shekhar says, he got blessing by just giving 500 rs as charity, which he never got before even after spending lakhs at bars. The funding lines, no money can give you contentment and happiness. Do what your heart wants and what you will get would be priceless!

After reading the whole book, I would say, I evolved as a different persona all together, a better one, as if even I got a second chance in my life. Do read it, may be even you can rectify your mistakes before its too late!

You can buy this book at Amazon in ebooks or paperbacks too here Or drop in your comments to Dr. Sandeep Jatwa here