Sunday, December 13, 2015

My Love For The City Of Nawabs

When you drive along the roads of Lucknow you'll find that there are hundreds of Rickshaw walas who ask you were you want to go . There are people who will always be there for you, even though you don't belong from the city. 
That's the beauty of Lucknow. Lush green farms and fields border Lucknow and there are beautiful dams and excellent monuments. Not to forget numerous car pooling type wale autos by which you can travel and save money while travelling.
Also equipped with an airport and the most popular railway station , Lucknow does not lack anything! It’s the perfect place to live! I was myself surprised to find out that Lucknow is among the most bicycle-friendly cities in India and many Bike-friendly tracks have been established throughout the city which leads to less pollution. When you ask my dad where he would spend the rest of life , there’s one word on his tongue- Lucknow ! The city deserves it. People want a relaxed and lay back city to live in once they retire and Lucknow is full of such people.
The buildings are designed in such a way that you gaze at their beauty . There are memorials, zoos and parks for one to spend their evenings and weekends. The food is the most talked about ! One can simply not stay at Lucknow and love the city. The beauty of the city is once you live here, you want to stay here, forever.

Even though I don’t stay in Lucknow , its where my heart belongs. People often say you simply cannot find a beautiful place than the place you are born and spend your childhood in. But that’s just not the case for my love for the city I was born in, its way more than that!
Lucknow is bordered with numerous villages that speak of peace and serenity. The beauty of the place is in its people, the locals, the food and the monuments.

You must have hear raving reviews about the food of the city already plus the locals living here are the most friendly. People of Lucknow are the best when it comes to connectivity and helping nature.
Lucknow- The city of Nawabs defines etiquette and civility in the most august manner!Situtated in the heart of UP , though populated , Lucknow is famously known for its “pyaar and tahzeeb” thing. Lucknow is not far when it comes to culture, music, art , shayri and poetry. Its one of the oldest and traditional cities of India.

Starting from melodious music, to dance and culture to beauty, sophistication and architecture, Lucknow has its all. The design , the monuments and the greenery will leave you spell bound.

The people here are so heart-warming, their hospitality and chivalrous lingual abilities will make you fall in love with city again and again. You can never feel alone in Lucknow for its people always welcome one with open arms!
Lucknow is one of the growing cosmopolitan cities.. Gifted with rich cultural and artistic history, Lucknow is  an important place of music, art, poetry and tourism. It was shaped by several emperors since the Mughal period and developed even when India was ruled by Britishers. 
Lucknow is the city I choose to vote for when it comes Drive, design and connect . M city is #MadeOfGreat . What do you think?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Undoubtedly Mothers Are Made Of Great !

What do you call a person who is gifted with two mothers? Happiest person alive on Earth ! Yes ! That would be me ! We all know moms are the best but finding a mom in your mom in law , now that’s god’s gift!
When I was 23 , I was engaged to my darling husband and to tell you the truth I was a bundle of nerves thinking of all the tasks and responsibilities I had to face after getting married. But I was blessed with the sweetest mother in law and she has by far the greatest impact on me.
Hailing from a village my mother in law is simple and kind hearted in nature but her strength , her power , her soft- heartedness, tenderness and acceptance of a daughter in law as her own daughter sets her apart from the world ! For me she was the best thing that happened to me after marriage . Yes , not the kids but it was my mother in law. Infact I never felt she was my husband's mother but always thought of her as my own.
She is a mother to 9 kids and does all of the housework on her own and believes in doing her work on her own. She inspired me to a stage where I felt I would be lost without her. Everybody used to make fun that ‘yeh mayka bhool gayi..aati hi nahi’ but the truth was she made sure there was never a moment where I missed my mom, at times reminding me to call my mom at home. Super sweet!
 I have learnt a whole lot lessons from her and ever since I met her my life changed. She has been my best friend and a mom altogether ! And being the eldest daughter in law she has always looked upon me as her eldest most favorite daughter! I do wish every mother in law out there would be like her than India would be such a better place to live! No tears , no drama ! Sigh !
Her ability to solve every situation without being dramatic and her willpower to never let go of the good makes her unique. She might not be a successful name in the outer world from within she has mothered 9 lovely children and she is the sole reason for their epic transformation into growing up to be good human beings!
My best opportunities were recognized after my marriage. She always supported me professionally and emotionally! Her belief ‘Look for those you can help, not those who can help you’ also is something I will not forget for a long time ..
Early this month Tata motors announced great Argentine Footballer ace Lionel Messi to have become the brand ambassador of Tata and will be representing them globally. A great brand meets pure excellence! The young are sure to go wild and this is a stepping stone for Tata Motors. Association of a brand with a great international player is very appealing and is sure to garner the attention of millions of customers!  Lionel Messi is one of my favorites when it comes to football and I think Tata Motors has chosen to associate with him for his sheer willpower and hard work has marked him a Hero!
What do you think of their combining with 4 time winner player Messi ? Will it prove a success for them in connecting with the youth globally ? Comment about it and the best comment will be rewarded a gift voucher worth Rs 750/- from !

Look forward for your views.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The real joy of being together with the help of nature!

A few days back when my kid opened up my laptop and pressed the correct password everybody was overjoyed and called him a digi-kid ! He loves smartphones! Doesn't eat without watching a youtube video but hey I wasn't a happy mom to see my kid addicted to all the new tech stuff ! Like other moms I wanted my kid to take interest in games and stay away from the threats of getting stuck up online and in the web of digital world.
Kids often tend to get addicted to laptops, television and smartphones. Its the reason why we parents worry so much for their correct upbringing. I have often observed people who are addicted to the virtual world have no time to actually celebrate life and enjoy the little moments in life.

The video by Kissan is by far the best example for this ! An old man walking around watches adults entwined in the digital world and not enjoying being together. There is no connection between anyone, this is true and the real state of our society. Sadly we fail to observe this .
My idea of togetherness is to enjoy the moment like Katrina Kiaf says in ZindagiNa Milegi dobara and hence I make sure my kids play outside and spend more time with their grandparents and friends and not watch Tv or play games 24X7!
Real togetherness is when people connect when they meet - be it  meeting a stranger or a person we know! In digi world there is hardly any connection! For instance take instagram , 1000's of food pictures telling telling strangers how much they enjoy the food or how hard it was to cook ! But all these uploading pictures, have they ever felt the need to cook for their loved and tell them how much they love him/her? No! And with the selfie rage lets forget about togetherness ! Instead of enjoying all the happy moments with our families we tend to take loads and loads of selfie's to upload on the net ! This is the real truth of our society!
In order to stop this stupidity of the so called digi world togetherness where we share feelings and emotions via twitter and facebook to people we hardly know one should turn up their family and enjoy the little moments in life. Like help them garden and collect mogra flowers for your mom/grandmom in the mornings( That's one thing i love to do and helps me connect in the REAL sense)
Or they could collect rain water in fun ways or decorate your home with flower pots ! That's togetherness when everybody enjoys the little things in life in the REAL sense!
So lets make this world a better place by limiting the use of technology and putting a fullstop to all those things that keep us away from enjoying togetherness !

Thursday, July 9, 2015

My sweet alternative : Dabur Honey diet !

crash diets rarely work
Ever since we are a child we are taught the importance of a balanced diet and how it is crucial to follow a healthy balanced diet. I remember flipping through my EWS Science text book pages and finding all kind of information on how important it is to follow a balanced diet. Be it an adult or a child, everybody are advised to follow a nutritional diet. It is important to follow the right pattern of eating so that the diet we follow provides the right amount of nutrients to stay healthy!
Those who don’t follow a strict healthy diet plan are prone to obesity and much more lethal deficiency’s. Its not until you see others  affected by cancer, heart diseases and cataracts , you then realize the importance of the role of a diet in our lives.
Take for example the rise in the cases of obesity and diabetes which are results of poor diet following and lack of daily exercising . Most of the deathly diseases such as stroke, cancer and heart attacks are due to poor diets.
hence those who follow a balanced diet benefit so much more than they can hardly imagine. first of all they put all of the deathly diseases at bay and you’ll not have weighty issue and last of all you’ll be a happier person at the end of the day! But the best thing about eating a balanced diet is that you won’t have to visit the scary hospitals ! You get to save on medical bills ! According to me the best four benefits a person can get from following a balanced diet go as follows:
1. Stress free: yay ! Good nutritional food keeps stress hormones at bay ! experience sweetheart ;)
2. Stay in shape! : Yes ! remember all those times when you sadly looked at your old favorite tight clothes? No more sulking on how you are putting on weight ! With the right balanced diet and simple healthy choices you can go from ouch to wow!
3. Healthy heart :The best weapon against heart diseases are the right amount of intake of fruits, veggies rich in vitamins and following a diet which is low in calories.
4. Wellbeing wala feeling: Its normal for a person to feel happy when he is feeling healthy and is in shape. So those who follow a balanced diet are people who are happy! What could be more better than staying happy?
Remember its easy to follow a crash diet but compromising on your health can be damn harmful! They hardly work and you end up with a lot of heart problems. Crash diets cut down on our bodies good and the baddy fats leading to fat deficiency so lets pledge not to go on a crash diet ever ! Thanks to Dabur for the honey diet you now don’t have to follow these so called stupid crash diets ! Honey diet is a sweet alternative for all those craving to get rid of heebie-jeebies !

So have you tried the honey diet yet? If yes then its time to break into a happy jig  :D

24X7 cricket Amazingness With Surf It All - UC Cricket !

Cricket is one thing Indians take seriously. Everyone out there on the streets  or the playground will laugh at you if you ask them why they play cricket or why worship the sport? Isn't the start of IPl not enough to let others know how crazy we Indians are about the game. We jump in joy when Sachin hits a six and roll on the grounds when Yuvraj hits 3 fours in a row! It may sound crazy but people in India will skip meals , skip going on a date with a beautiful girl and much more just to watch a Indo-Pak match !

I love cricket and I have crush on almost all Indian Batsmen , married or not ! And when I miss a match I make sure I have the live stream backed up on my phone to watch it whenever I am free ! I have to cook for my kids and then pick them up from school along with house work. But that doesn't mean i will miss on my favorite match . thanks to UC browser's UC cricket app, it was a funfilled cricket affair during the world cup for me and i enjoyed every match India played against in the world cup.

Now whenever I have to water my plants I leave the hose open and sit under the shade of a tree and watch cricket on the UC app until all of my plants are watered.
or take it when i laundry clothes at home, I watch cricket on the UC Cricket app. It has been my save buddy now and now i frequently visit the app. its my favorite. Not to forget even hubby is addicted to the app. :Last time we both went out eating at a restaurant when my kids where at my mom's place. We placed our orders and until the food arrived we both squeezed int his smartphone and cheered as Yuvraj Singh kept hitting sixes !

My hubby confessed that he even skipped lunch just so can catch up on the score by running to the place where Tv was placed in his office. It was then when I installed UC Browser in his phone and ever since then he has been a fan of the browser and recommended it most of his colleagues and friends,.
You can check out more about the app here on their website. Watch the video where Yuvraj Singh rescues a cricket fan from slow browsing. So what are you waiting for install UC Browser and make sure you don't miss any updates on cricket ! With UC Browser its surf it all and surf it fast ! I owe this app for simplifying my cricket craziness !

Friday, May 15, 2015

App Amazingness : MYAirtel App

Apps have taken the the tech world by a storm, no doubts there ! My current favorite app is none other than the marvelous MYAirtel App ! Everybody with Airtel connection at my home are joyous as the Airtel app simplifies so many things simultaneously ! Everybody has an internet connection on their smartphone nowadays and people have speedily taken to doing everything via smartphones and in this era the introduction of the app is a significant progress in the Mobile data industries!
The app is very easy to install, I installed from Play store as I have android on my phone . They send an OTP after which the app gives a demo in the form of written words along with an arrow mark. There are a number of options on the app like the first tab buy and 'I want to' . 'Recharge my number' 'Airtel money' , 'Buy a new product' and start 'Start wynk'ing' ! I also liked the Airtel's one touch Internet. the side bar is super love too ! in the side bar one can add a new account which means users with two airtel sims , and then there is the notification tab after which there is the settings tab ! Everything is so organized . One can even read about Bharti Airtel- the introductory of the app in the ‘About’ section on the side bar easily!
But my liked feature was the 'SHAKE YOUR PHONE' To Get Exclusive Offers option ! Its so cute ! After i shook my phone I got 9 offers , the first one which I immediately took advantage off which was cash back on my first recharge with the app :D I also got Full talk time on select recharges when recharged from the app! Its very easy as we just have to use the Promo code provided by the app to its users !
the next feature which I liked was the OTI Airtel one Touch Internet ! It is so awesome ..recharge data pack on your phone by one single swipe of your finger ! Whoa !
the next best feature was the LOW DATA and LOW BALANCE showing in Red in the app, it is very helpful to know when the balance is low and make a quick recharge immediately via app!
I couldn't find a single fault with the app it is so awesome I had to write a post about it :D I am super loving the app and you can download the app on Google play store, Blackberry store but alas Apple users have to wait a little for the app will be out soon on IOS ! So all Airtel users out there have you tried the new MyAirtel App ? What is your favorite key feature from the app, share with me in the comments :)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Everything about Kapil Dev's Eak Nayi League !

I am a great sir of our Paji , former cricket captain who got the cup for us , Mr Kapil dev! And eversince I heard he us starting anew league for which you don't have to play with your heart I was curious!

The legendary cricketer who bought Indian cricket fame and pride by bringing home the world cup tweeted about a league he has started which he informs is beneficial in terms of money to those who invest in his league . Furthermore Kapil Sir went on to ask his fellow friends and sports celebs to join this unique league of his. 
Kapil sir has always been an inspiration for so many and after watching the videos with him talking about how he approves of cricket as a game of earning money , is confident in encouraging his friends to join this nayi league.

You might be wondering what this 'Eak nayi league ' of Kapil Dev is , so was I. I came up with a lot of options if this league was about some new danger game or a reality show but it actually turned out to be a league for investment , yes ! Kapil sir was all raving about the new company he has started ITL -Indian Trading League ! Its one of a kind where the league runs throughout the year from the 19th of may to 31st of march of the next year.The best part is that the Participants can enter the League at any time during the year.

All of the videos he tweeted and I watched have appraisal for the crickers and the respect he holds for the sportmen of india. He also states that he loves when Indian sportsmen make huge money out of their jobs. He mentions Sania mirza, Yuvraj Singh and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Now that he has shot these videos I am sure it has generated a lot of interest among the public for India is the land of cricket lovers ! Its time to say goodbye to IPL and make money by investing in ITL Winking smile Love the whole concept of investing explained here and here’s wishing Kapil Sir all the best for his new venture and his nayi league!!

I think this new technique of introducing a league for traders and investors is very interesting and is here to stay. Eyeing at the amount of  feedback his tweets are getting on twitter I am sure ITl is going to be a hit , I do hope so for the sake of our former captain :)

In addition to everything Eak nayi League -ITL awards winners across different time periods – Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly and Annually! Isn't that cool? Have you check out it yet?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Guptaaji kabhi hume bhi Yummy wale Nashte pe Bulawo yaar !

Iam a huge foodie and when it comes to tasty food I lose all thought ! My parents always made it a point to make sure that we had the best food when we were eating was during breakfast ! Hailing from the north of India just makes it easier for you to understand why everybody emphasize on the 'Nashta' thing .

And now that I have kids I make sure my kids eat a healthy breakfast and my husband loves it when I turn innovative in the kitchen, just the thing I never had the time to learn recipes. But guess what I was shell shocked to hear that certain Guptaji and his family have over a 100 recipes for Nashta , that too each one unique and tastier than the other ! I make scrambled eggs, toast and coffee during breakfast and I am not much of a recipe woman and hence tasting different food comes in the form of visiting relatives and parties ;)

Well I was curious as to what the 100 recipes and the story revolving around the Guptaji ke wahan nashta is doing rounds after watching this video where everybody keeps asking Guptaji when he was inviting them for nashta! So I stumbled upon their recipes after which I wish I was born in Guptaji's family ! No really ! So tasty , so delicious and so much easier to whip up the nashta's!

Cornflakes is my favorite ingredient when it comes to whipping up some yummy nashta and I am so happy to have found the secret of Guptaji's famous nashta wali story ! This lip smacking recipes of  ‎Cornflakes‬ including the Chocolate and walnut, strawberry and cornflakes wali refreshing nashta,Cab corn basil and apple cinnamon cornflakes wala nashta ! Now I am just envious of Shalu ! So much Nasta wala awesomeness ! Shalu has recipes for every occasion , that's so cool !

Making the perfect breakfast is a tough job but when you have the easiest and tasty recipes then it seems like a breeze ! I am so going to try the sweet ‘nut-things’ wala nashta with a glorious blend of honey and nuts and the chocolaty heaven wala nashta ! An invitation from Guptaji's family would mean the breakthrough for my Nashta toughness ! Making that perfect breakfast would mean finding the right amount of ingredients and the right kind of recipe ! I just want a single ticket to Guptaji's household during their nashta time :D 

Have you ever been to Guptaji's household and been lucky enough to have tasted their yummy recipes? I can't wait for that invitation to yummy awesomeness. The best part is that Shalu (Guptaji's wife) uses Kellogg's 'anaaj ka naashta' wala cornflakes ! I am so going to stock these Kellogg's and whip up the tastiest breakfast each and every time ! Wish me luck and I am now praying I get an invitation for the nashta I am so waiting for desperately !

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A memorable Meet up !

“I am so done ! I am 25 and pregnant , wow just wow ! “ I grumbled during my first pregnancy . I was pregnant for 8 months. I was happy that I was going to be a mom but the sudden change in everything had me all tied up.
I was literally fat at the center and found it hard to manage even a total of 4 tasks on my own. Plus the pain would always come back.  All of my friends who had studied college with me and most of my childhood friends were unmarried, single and happy ! Well atleast that’s what I thought until I happened to meet them one rainy day.
My mom in law wouldn’t let me go out during my last months of pregnancy , that too added up on my frustrations. Imagine sitting at home watching tv ,eating and some more eating and not being able to go out to watch a movie or shop or even for a walk ! Whatever exercise had to be done within the house or in the garden. As this was my first child everything was alien and it was tough getting used to such situations and one fine day the volcano erupted and I broke rules wore a maxi dress along with my favorite flats and went shopping all by myself. Thanks to hubby he was kind enough to drop me (But he made me promise to reach home before my sweet mom in law would be back home from some function she had gone to).
As I walked past the bustling streets to the shopping mall I suddenly did not want to shop and instead of heading to the mall I caught a taxi and went straight to a place where me and my friends would enjoy during our college days. It was a resort but a smaller version and it took the taxi wala an hour to reach there.Surprisingly all of the tension from the past few months started leaving my shoulders and I felt way relaxed than I had felt in the past few years. There was a different kind of happiness in living the olden days again. The best part was when I reached there and fate had it as I was reunited with two of my bestest friends from college !

What a day it was , a memorable one ! We had coffee and shakes and cupcakes . Rejoicing and talking about our lives. My friends were all over me and awwing when I told them about my loving husband and the new joy which would be soon joining us. They discussed how they had been tied up with their jobs and had never time for a man but were stunned by the way things I had managed. That’s when I knew I was so lucky to be what I was and to have such limitless joy in my life. Their enthusiasm in wanting to know how I managed everything , their awe at my family and how I multi tasked put my life into the limelight. That day I enjoyed and felt like a happy kid.And finally my friends told me how they wished we had been #together and in touch and we made promises to stay in touch from then and there ! One of my friends had bought a new car in her own salary and we celebrated and cheered and she even gave us tips on buying and choosing a car , and the best she dropped me home safe and happy, oh yes I was so happy that day , from that day I felt a change I had never felt before !It was a day I always #LookUp to when I feel down :) 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Joy of new beginnings - Optimism overload

#StartANewLife is trending right on top on the Indian twitter trends and I got curious to as what was the reason behind this optimistic trending hash tag..

And I found out that launched their new add which is quite colorful , it talks about how one should start a new life and #LookUp at the brighter side f life. Something like how one should focus on new beginnings and embrace the joy of engaging in a new beginning? Hmm. Sweet isn't it?

How many times have you heard of a new beginning ? Often you hear people saying 'Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.' How true is it in your case?

It happened so that after the first few months of marriage I was the most happiest person on the earth, but that was short lived. I remember the words ' Congratulations , you are pregnant!' I felt I was the most luckiest person on Earth. It was immense joy and pleasure, a thrill was coursing through me and my happiness knew no bounds. Until the day arrived and my baby died within me. M first child, my lil was stillborn. The pain after having carried her and fed her for 9 months it killed me when i heard she was stillborn. If not for my husband I would have committed something terrible. it was the most tragic moment of my life.

For days I shut myself off. Nobody could reason with me. I gave up all hope. All those toys we had brought and the gifts that had poured while Godh bharayi ceremony lay there still whispering comforting words to me. I would cry for long hours until nothingness swept over me. I kept very little contact with the outer world. And one day my husband talked me into going out for a walk in a park. It was my first outing in four months. 4 months mourning over the loss of my precious daughter whom the creator had kept it by himself.

The walk was liberating. The fresh air along with the noises from kids playing the park was disturbing. I was used to loneliness and self pity and here every other face was smiling. That day my husband held my hand and pointed towards two plump cute looking kids swinging and whispered we could soon be parents to the sweetest children , but that would be possible if i gave myself and my life another chance. He went on to tell me how life had its ups and downs and how we had to get over the past in order to make the future. That was when I realized what I had been doing. It felt like I was stuck in a never-ending cycle, one that kept me from feeling whole and fulfilled. The sense that something is missing had to eliminated, and I was ready to break free. I realized that my deepest desire was to improve my life and fill that greater vision for myself.

When you can no longer think of a reason to continue, you must think of a reason to start over. And that is what i decided upon ! I smiled back at my husband and thanked him for bringing me out. In that moment I felt I could put behind anything ! I understood the simple fact that there was a big difference between giving up and starting over in the right direction. Simple three little words "from now on..' guided me forward to a positive new beginning!

I called my mother that night and had a heartfelt chat with her. It was the happiest conversation I had in a long long time and it was the start of a new beginning for me...

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Happy baby = Happy me !

Only a mother knows what happiness it brings when she sees her baby smiling or when she hears his laughter. The sound of her baby's laughter is the happiest and the sweetest song she has ever heard. So what happens when your child is comfortable and smiling always? You know he/she is content and happy. And are the things that make your baby happy?  Well its easier to make sure a baby is happy and my baby turns happy vappy when he takes  regular nap , and the moment he is awake he smiles and laughs ( <3). A nightly cuddle also makes my baby happy ! Sometimes even singing "Lakdi ki kaati , kaati pe ghoda" for the hundredth time will keep him content. Happiness is that simple for my kids :) (Hey, he hasn't even heard of the economy and a whole lot shitload India is going through currently)
Also watching him laugh and grow, and listening to him coo, his smile, his eyes, his hair just everything makes me happy .

Its important for a parent to know that the signs of happiness for a baby can be very mystifying. For instance the sight of my face and the sound of my voice soothe my baby and brings a smile on its face.

I indulge in taking my kid along in a front carrier while I pick up around the house or talk on the phone as i have observed my baby tends to laugh and smile while I carry him, I think its the constant motion and change in scenery that entertains him and makes him happy.

My other kid who is 2 year old loves playing with toys that have different textures and make sounds , playtime and vrooming a car all over the walls of our home makes him happy.

Gentle music while  my kid plays with his favorite toys also makes my baby super happy. But the best part that makes him happy is when he watches his father trying to put those baby's shoes on his own feet . Its the sweetest and simple things that make my baby happy :)

A baby's comfort is always a parent's top priority. And a mother always want's her baby to wear the most comfortable pamper pants. I am thankful to Pampers for coming up with leak proof pants that ensure dryness on the outside.  I am buying these new Pampers Baby Dry Pants that promises dryness for my baby on the inside the next time I visit the store.

Have you checked out the new Pampers 'Dry baby diapers' made to take extra care and keep your baby happy 24x7 . Plus this TVC of theirs is so cute ..Have you watched it yet? Watch it now !

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Past , Present and Future : Positive vibes.

Everyone has that moment in their life where you hit an all time low and then out of the blue you see or experience a moment that acts as a ray of hope, for the rest of your lives.
During the course of my life I often felt blue and down due to various challenges brought about by my life. There is no denying that grief, sorrow and stress are a part and parcel of life. Be it our past or present ,we’ve all gone through these. What life throws at us sometimes cannot be denied or repelled (When life gives you lemons, make lemonade..), so the best way is acceptance – taking what life gives, and deriving positive lessons thereof makes the whole difference.
But there happen to be a few moments in our lives that fill us with extreme happiness, hope, hope for a better future ! And in that moment you forget the painful past, you have a feeling you can get over the shitty present and embrace a bright future ! That moment of my life where I understood the fact that I simply cannot stop hardships from touching me, but in the end it was my attitude could either make me or break me.
When I was a kid I tried a little too hard to gain everybody’s attention , reason? Well born in a family where you are blessed with a bunch of siblings (Awesome ones!) ,one does end up getting a little less attention from parents , relatives and those whom you appreciate. I being the second eldest in my home was loved immensely but not as much as the eldest. Its hard to understand the pain hidden behind this. Like always being compared to the eldest (Not by my parents !) but by oh so in your face relatives and far far away family friends. Looks- compared, Scores- compared, hobby’s –compared, likes and dislikes- compared, dressing and habits-compared. Compared and deteriorated to such an extent that I would wonder why the hell haven’t they compared our eye color or shoe sizes! But if not for the continuous support from my parents and siblings I would have give up on my life long back. Slowly time ticked off . I very much loved my eldest sibling and held her as my role model. But the world gave it an another name. They told me again and again how I tried being like my sister and failed so badly. As time elapsed I slowly started long hope and sometimes simply couldn’t make up mind as to what I was actually doing.
The past full of nasty remarks and comments haunted me and it affected my present. My results started falling. My parents got worried. My siblings tried their best to cheer me up. But it was a stage where I knew I was doomed, reason ? I did not know. I felt like life was such a waste .
It was during this time that I had board exams and I thank god that I passed my exams but by scoring passing marks. Everybody where shocked. I did not give a shit. I shut myself in my own sorry world. No matter how many of them tried to talk me out of it , I did not know what came over me. I felt nothing ! A distinction ranking student to score passing marks was a BIG crime.
And finally that life changing optimism moment of my life showed up and I became what nobody could’ve ever imagined me to be. The moment swept away my depression. I was crawled on my couch haphazardly when I noticed a small lizard crawling by the fridge door, all alone and then trying to grab something and my dad came over and sat by me and he said if there was one thing in the world he did not want to change ever was that him to have a child like me in every birth of his. Watching the lizard finally get over the fridge and my dad’s words had such an effect on me , I know it sounds so stupid but at that moment his words along with action taking place in front of me coupled up and my heart was filled with enthusiasm and I wanted to catch up with everything I had missed doing in the past few months !
So yes my moment of optimism was something weird and funny but worked wonders for me. What is your lookup story ?

PS( I scored 98% in my college then and topped at first place in the whole of my college , so much optimism !)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Better Car, A Happy You - Only with Quikr !

How to Bring Your Car into the 21st Century with a Few DIY Upgrades

A few years back what I thought about my car would actually make you laugh. I thought of it simply as a conveyance that got me from point A to point B. I know what you are thinking. But hey I am not the only one who thought on that terms. But there is a reason behind such thinking, which is upgrading a car would actually mean I had to spend a lot of money on it or it would be time consuming. Which is why it was easier to think my car as a piece of junk that would get me moving from one point to other.

But with growing technology everything is made easier for man and taking advantage of it even I have decided to upgrade my car and actually for once think of it just more than transporting piece of junk :) All thanks to Quikr. While these updates and car improvements will not make my vehicle new again, they help me see it in a new light. Quikr has everything from car service providing Companies to new audio stereo's for my cars ! It has given me all I want in a vehicle, without having to spend a hefty amount :) And the Quikr NXT chat option of which i wrote in detail in the previous post makes it even more fun to get my car upgraded. Not at all time consuming and even pocket friendly! Hence here are a few things I have decided upon upgrading my car into ...
  • I have decided to get a set of good rims for my tires: After all it's not just the looks. A lightweight set will improve handling and brake performance of my car and leave a lasting impression on those riding in it. I just need go chatting with a Good Car parts supplier on Quikr !
  • The next best thing is getting my sound system upgraded: My car which is 6-7 years old and hence my sound system is out-of-date , so the next thing after booking my car to be dropped for a rim change is buying a good sound system at a good price :) And Quikr is full of sound system sellers!
  • After which I plan to get in contact with a Car repair team on Quikr and get  my scratches covered up.

Fortunately, there are some simple ways in which I can get my car upgraded and simple process to get in touch with the right people is solved for me by Quikr. Now I can change my car’s appearance and features without spending a ton. Quikr NXT is the most economical and speedy way to get a car upgraded, and I am sure most of you out there would agree with this.

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The next time anyone asks for a suggestion as to where to get their car upgraded I can happily point at Quikr ! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Little one and his Sweet dreams .

You know when you ask a mother about the bed rituals of her little one, she would wish that the bedtime went a little more smoothly.

According to me the best way to get your bed time rituals in use is to bring them in use everyday. Make it a routine..
Me and my husband make sure that our children realise the fact that bedtime is a happy and comforting way to end the day and not just a routine they have to follow like going to school or going to tuition's. Young kids are faster to adapting and enjoy the predictability of a ritual. So when I and my husband perform few simple tasks for our children before bed each night , it gives us a signal that everything is safe and sound and our baby is going to be alright.

It took me a lot of time to understand that a baby first needs to get out of his excited day time energy before I try and settle him down for the night. My kids would turn upset when I called it a night and whisked them away to sleep after their playtime. It was very important to maintain the balance and make sure that they weren't affected by the routine of going to sleep on the same time , every night.

The bedtime rituals I set for my kids included washing their face and hands, brushing their teeth, getting into their night dresses, sometimes this was followed by a friendly chat which included how their day was at school and lastly I made them say their prayers and zikr. I have always believed in keeping things simple and it has worked wonders for me.

And sometimes I indulge in storytelling as a ritual. This ritual is a favorite among my kids. The younger one doesn't mind if I repeat the stories . Haha. Bedtime stories also help to expand and elaborate a child's imagination. I have a boy and he hardly reads story books and reading story books during bed time gives me hope that he might start reading books some day :-)

Bedtime is undoubtedly a nice chance for kids and their parents to spend some time talking to each other. And I have been following this ritual religiously since 17 years. I learnt them from my mom , I am thankful to her for having instilled such good things in me. :)) 

Some would wonder why prayers? It is good to close with a short prayer because it calms and relaxes the mind and it strengthens a kid's faith. It helps to pray the same way each night so it becomes a regular experience. Also note that this not only teaches them the value of prayer, but it will also help them to bond with you.

I simply loved the Baby dry pants, a new product 'Pampers' has come out with . With these available in markets, now our babies can have happy mornings no red marks :-)

Also check out the cute Pampers TVC. Its an epitome of cuteness.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

My phone will be my valentine

You know you love your phone: Check out my 5 reasons why I love my ASUS zenphone !
 It was valentine's day on 14th feb and they say singles feel a whole lot of  discomfort on this day ! I want lol and rofl at people who have this mindset !
I happened to watch this beautiful video by ASUS that gave a message that you don't compulsorily have to have a valentine to celebrate valentines day ! Your phone could thump up all of the options out there !
I am listing five most reasonable things why My ASUS Zenphone makes me want to celebrate valentines day with it ;)

1. You can accessorize your phone ( remember when you asked him to wear a shirt instead of a tee and the unforgettable expression he made ?) With zenphone accessories its time to say goodbye to boredom and dull things plus they give ceramic touch ! You can change the zenphone case with its available stylish case covers (Pink and yellow being my favorite!)
2. It won't complain : NO . My ASUS won't complain neither do I have any complains against it ! It gives extra battery life, better performance, professional photograph features, 5 element video shooting lens and so much more plus it won't complain when we ask him to wait till we get dressed!
3.Unlike men its simple: ASUS zenphone is designed in such a way that the advanced processor and intelligent technology makes are life so much simpler and won't bring unwanted complications and let us live in peace !
4. My best friend: Your man will not be there for you all the time but your ASUS zenphone with longer battery life and higher performance will always be there fr you plus its extra ordinary features come as a bonus ;)
5. Entertainer with wanting nothing in return : My ASUS zenphone will keep me entertained with its 13MP MP and super fabulous wifi and 3G features ! I don't have to be worried about being bored ever ! With its 6 HD display I can watch unlimited movies without scrutinizing my eyes ! Plus the gaming features and graphics of ASUS are amazing ! Its an entertainer through and through ! ASUS makes sure you aren't left dull even for a while . Undoubtedly my ASUS is my best entertainment buddy and thumps all other people.
So this Vday I celebrated by clicking pictures watching movies and having fun with my ASUS ! Tarala ! No more be in relationship with someone to celebrate VDAY!  Ha ! go get that mindset fixed because now I have my ASUS zenphone !

I am loving my ASUS zenphone like so much ! You can your choice of zenphone from here !

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Transforming Online marketplaces : Quikr’s NXT Chat!

I have always been a fan of selling and buying on Quikr. Everytime I want something I make sure I check it out from the best of best sellers in my place ! Thanks to Quikr I have been able to contact sellers from my place without any fuss !  But behold as Quikr has now come up with the perfect communications means !
Yes its none other than Quikr NXT Chat !

With this Quikr gives us three reasons to be happy and increases our marketing on Quikr!
I am so loving the three fantabulous features ! They have lived up to their tagline: No fikar !
I mean common lets not kid with a lot benefits the cons where always present but Quikr NXT hits the right spot !
 This new feature of lets sellers chat instantly with buyers through its mobile app, mobile site and PC site. Quikr Nxt users can also safeguard their privacy by opting to not share their mobile numbers but can still connect with prospective buyers or sellers. Isn't that awesome?
Before if you wanted to buy something you had to note down the numbers of all the sellers you wish to discuss the quotations with, that would turn out to be a far too tedious process ! Also there were always possibilities that the seller would have switched off his cellphone or you might have ended calling him on the wrong time and have been told to call him back on a different time ! Whoa ! That was tedious ! But With the Chat Option everything gets easy for sure !

I am listing my three favorite reasons of why I am loving the feature so much !

-Chat Cuts Down on Expenses:

There is no doubt that making phone calls cuts down on your balance , and you might end up unsatisfied if the seller you contacted did not have the desired product you were looking for or the seller might have told that it was already sold ! That's when it hits you ! The expenses it was taking for you to find the product you were looking for ! But with the new Chat feature on Quikr makes it so easy peasy for its users to communicate on a inexpensive means! You can simply login and chat away with the seller you wish to purchase the product from ! There will be no calling and disheartening anymore !

-Chat Taps into Customer's interest and results in saving time: 

You directly know by the words of the buyer if he is keen on buying the product ! This is the best it could happen to one who sells on Quikr ! Saves so much time!

-Chat gives Privacy top priority :
 When you put up a phone number be sure to get blank phone calls because that's how it is ! No gain without pain they would say ! But hey now there is gain even without pain ;) Thanks to Quikr :*

What are you waiting for? Login and start selling now on Quikr!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I Like Power and I want to go ‘The #Sleek Way!’

I am a busy woman and have to manage multiple things at a time, so it just gets harder when I am not equipped with the right gadget ! No wonder gadgets have made this world a better place ! But to come to think of it I always want the best ! Until recently I found the Amazing ASUS Ultra-Portable and Perpetually connected ASUS All In One PC ET2040 !

The beautiful ASUS PC ET2040  appealed to me in quite a few ways ! Lets have a look at a few!

A desktop, that too a portable one: I for one, have never completely taken to using a laptop. I am a desktop person ! Hence when 19.5 inches screen desktop came into the picture that too portable i just couldn't hold up my excitement! I mean with so little space left on my work desk and bed (Ya I am too busy to clean up my mess) I think this would be the perfect desktop for me ! Love it that it can be folded away and carried along when need be.

Promising Backup power: At my place its either no power cut or a shower of power cuts and hence I am always afraid and on the edge of losing data due to sudden loss of power! Not to forget accidental or Voluntary unplugging in my case (My 2 year old nephew) it just gets on my nerves ! That's the reason i just love this feature of Asus . I mean 1 hour back up power- so easy to save all files ! That's got to be the bestest thing ! Indeed a very cleverly built in back up power system!

Excellent Performance: With such amazing performance it is bound to make every task of mine effortless and double the fun!

Unbelievably fast : Its hard to keep up with everything with so much happening around and hence I am lovin this ! With 3 superspeed USB 3.0 Ports it recharges upto 50% faster when compared to others!

Incredible connectivity: Expandable and efficient! Wow that's my type! Recharging of phone and transferring of data is 50 times more faster ! Whoa ! I like that ! Also its expandable ! Love its versatility ! 

In short, I love this ASUS All in One PC ET2040. It has so many extraordinary features at a competitive price. SO MUCH LOVE HAPPENING !

If you haven’t seen already, there is also the nifty, sleek and ultra beautiful ASUS EeeBook X205TA that is a tablet on hormones. It is just perfect for those times on the move when inspiration strikes and I want to pen a post. I would love to own both these wonderful products from ASUS.
Are you in awe of the Ultra-Portable and Perpetually connected ASUS All In One PC ET2040 too? Or do you like the ASUS EeeBook X205TA  more?

This post is a part of Indiblogger's Indihappy hours .

Proposal Diaries..

I remember when I was in college I was anti valentine *You might have already guessed why* I hated watching men and women strut around wearing red. I have always believed love must be expressed on every single day of the year but as years passed my perspective changed towards the day. It was as if people wanted a day which was dedicated to love and I came in terms with it. Hell I even ask my love to do special something's on the particular day .

If I were to propose on Vday I would make sure it would BOLD enough for him to remember throughout his life ;)

That a total of close to 400000 Indian guys are searching (just on Google) for ways of, what is known (in India) as “proposing a girl”.* Now that’s quite some number.

If I were to propose the one I was having a crush on secretly vouching for a date then it has to be something different ! I would not think twice before opting for the go bold route !

If I were to ask my crush on a date out it would be the social media way ! With internet becoming a vital part of our lives its made it so much easier to ask someone out on a date ! Also it gives you the bolder edge as you are asking him out while not having to face him! 

Facebook: Tag him in all smoochy woochy pictures of love quotes and then send him a message asking him out on a date, also if he likes my fb status'es I get an idea he is interested in me to..

Blogging: Blogging is definitely my first love ! I would go bold by dedicating a whole blogpost telling him how much I adored him and how badly I wanted to go out on a date with on Valentines day ! It wouldn't be that bad ! Also what's there to lose ? If he accepts then it would be the best Vday ! If he doesn't then I might get even more bolder and ask his best friend out on a date!

Twitter: Everytime he comes online, start sly tweeting about not having a date (Dare you it takes a lot of daring to do that) And then if we are boldly lucky enough then I might just end with a date with ta hat hot cute guy I was eyeing to spend my Valentine's day with!

 Youtube: Make video telling him how much he means to me and if he could be my valentine . Definitely cute? Ain't it ! Youtube videos are viral and in no time he would be watching it with an amused expression on his face ! Sure to get that date sealed to my benefit!

This post is a part of #CupidGames by closeup on Indiblogger

Friday, January 23, 2015

Magic is out there: Step out of your comfort zone

I have always been a believer in magic, and not 'I love magic tricks' or 'I love fairy god mother' sense but in the true sense where you work hard and watch the magic unfold.
And I recently got a whiff of this pic from the net ! So beautifully painted ! 
 If you want magic to work you have to indeed step out of your comfort zone because magic and comfort don't go hand in hand. To get something you have to make sure you give your 200 percent!

But its just not that I myself have a 100 things to do which I keep I have these applications to fill which I have been postponing since a week and inventories to write *sigh* but I am going to do them and give my 200% that's all that matters!