Sunday, 20 December 2015

It is The Time to Stand Up

Women who have gone through the ordeal of sexual abuse either in the form of sexual molestation, harassment or any physical and mental torture need no longer hide their faces for society. The fear that they will be marked as an outcast stops them. So they live in their trauma feeling all alone and helpless. They have nightmares of the indignity they have faced. Every single day of theirs is a living torture full of fear and shame. They have not only fear of disgrace or being looked upon as derogatory. It is the usual scenario that the victim of sexual abuse and harassment in any form does not come forward fearing the reprisals from the been robbed of their dignity but their smiles too fear to come near them.They feel like a hunted animal crouching in a corner with every sound making them shudder with fear. They feel lonely and bereft with no one they could confide in.
When a woman comes to such a state then it is the biggest blot on the society we live in.
This could happen to any woman that very same woman who is the pivot on which the entire household rotates. She graduates from being a daughter to a wife and then a mother. She is the all in all of a home from being a caretaker to a solace giver and the one who protects her children.
Then why is she subjected to sexual abuse by strangers and more often by people well known to her and close to her. When she is robbed by those close to her to whom can she relate her woe and ask for a helping hand.
Woman has been put on a pedestal when a sacrifice is needed but when it comes to her being the complainant then there is no respite for her.
The primary reason for this is that a woman is always told repeatedly about her obligations and duties but never her rights.
It is now the ripe time to educate her about her rights and how she can exercise them.
It will be like lighting up her way in a dark tunnel. She also needs to see the sunlight especially when the light of the sun has been blocked for her.
Now Amnesty International has launched the #KnowYourRights campaign, which is a people’s rights educational program aimed at informing people of their basic rights via free educational modules on digital and physical media because knowing one’s rights gives one the confidence to take action.

The women who have been the victims of sexual violence are now armed with the knowledge of their rights and knowing that they are no longer alone but have the support of many behind them they should not fear disclosing what has befallen them.
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They should not hesitate in bringing the guilty into the limelight. This one brave act of hers will not only bring the guilty to justice but give others the courage to come forward and relate their harrowing experience.
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Justice delayed is justice denied. So it is important that the act of sexual violence should be immediately reported so that the guilty is reprimanded and punished for his deed. Maintaining a silence will not help either the victim or other women who are equally at a risk of sexual abuse.Such reporting would give other women courage to speak up.
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Timely reporting and subsequent medical examination can pin down the accused. This will stop such persons from abusing the same women again who becomes a soft target or even other women desolate lives.
The  paramount effect would be to save other women from suffering the same fate. She would become the torch bearer lighting up the path of many.

“I’m writing this blog post to support Amnesty International’s #KnowYourRights campaign at BlogAdda. You can also contribute to the cause by donating or spreading the word.”

It is time to raise your Voice

#KnowYourRights! Rape, acquaintance rape and other sexual offenses are punishable crimes.Rape survivors, unlike victims of other crimes are often reluctant to report assaults to the police or other authorities. They often fear they will be blamed or disbelieved. Deciding whether to report the crime can be a very difficult decision.Victims of sexual assault should be encouraged to come forward and report the crime.Victims feel that it was a private matter and finding another way to deal with the incident is one of the main reasons for not reporting the crime.There’s a fear of stigma and shame or sometimes there’s a shroud of secrecy for people so they don’t want to come forward. These are the topmost reasons. We have to overcome these obstacles and mental & physical agony. The only way that we can overcome these is to inculcate more trust and confidence in the various systems that are in place. It is important that the victims know of the support system available to them. Many girls commit suicide after allegedly being raped because of the pressures sexual assault victims face in society. It is shameful. We have to educate young people
about the crime and the stereotypes surrounding sexual violence. It is really important that we engage our youth and create some fundamentally positive opinions. It is time to questions and challenge some stereotypes that are oppressive and suppress the rights and freedom of every girl and women out there. It is important to talk about these issues and to move forward on not only preventing sexual violence but also to stopping it. Girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 24 are the most likely victims of sexual assault. There are many reasons but the 3 reasons why I think it is important to encourage reporting sexual violence are:

1 They may need medical attention, including for internal injuries that are not readily apparent. One should be tested for sexually transmitted diseases and for pregnancy. Law enforcement officials can help a victim access medical assistance. If the victim delays reporting, physical evidence may become unusable.

2 Even if criminal charges are not filed, reporting the crime provides law enforcement personnel with important information, including a description of the assailant and the method of committing the crime. Such information may be helpful in solving other cases. Rapists are often repeat offenders. Reporting may help authorities identify a pattern in a rapist's behavior.

3 Reporting a sexual assault is an active way of regaining control. It is a healthy way to channel anger and to appropriately place responsibility of the offense on the perpetrator of the crime. Reporting an assault does not commit a victim to pressing charges or to prosecuting the assailant. However, promptly reporting an assault helps create the strongest case possible in the event that you decide to pursue criminal charges

The aim of all these efforts is to foster individual growth in a climate of civilized action rather than brute force and violence. No form of sexual violence will be tolerated or condoned.

“I’m writing this blog post to support Amnesty International’s #KnowYourRights campaign at BlogAdda. You can also contribute to the cause by donating or spreading the word.”

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Pamper your baby's skin



Small kids are a bundle of joy that are gods gift.However these tender bodied babies also have delicate skin that needs to be taken care of. From the time a child takes birth its skin begins to experience various external factors like exposure to the sun and UV rays ,the elements of nature and the changing weather and also bacteria, viruses, insects and other organisms. It becomes imperative to cover the little ones. It is important  to chose clothes that are soft to the touch and let air pass through them. Cotton is the fabric of choice when it comes to a baby's clothes and only soft cotton garments should be used as the first layer of protection from the external elements.
Though depending upon the weather other layer of clothing may be chosen.
Soft cotton does not scratch the delicate skin of babies and also lets air pass through and soaks up any perspiration or wetness thus keeping the skin dry and helps reduce the possibility of infections.
Secondly There is the need to get the baby diapers. This is no simple decision for parents as there are a number of options available.
From cotton nappy's that are washable and can be reused to disposable diapers that are use and throw. Here one must note that all disposable diapers are not the same. The decision of selecting the diaper for the baby is not a small one. As a wet diaper can result in discomfort for the baby and irritation of the skin.This can lead to rashes and skin infection and a lot of pain to the baby and thus one may find the baby keeps crying when in discomfort. So it is of utmost importance to check and change the baby's diapers at regular intervals.
Selecting a disposable diapers like Pampers Premium Care Pants enables one to put on and take off the diaper very easily whether the baby is awake or sleeping. The cotton like touch of the Pampers Premium Care Pants is #SoftestForBabySkin  so wearing it makes the baby feel comfortable and at ease. It keeps the baby dry for long hours by absorbing all the liquid from its surface and keeping the baby dry for long hours and reduces the chances of the baby getting a nappy rash.
Thirdly: always try to be extra careful while washing the baby's clothes. It is recommended to wash them separately and use extra rinsing with water to enable that the baby's clothes do not have any detergent in them which may irritate the soft and delicate baby skin.
Fourth: Keeps the baby's skin always hydrated by ensuring the baby is given a regular intake of water ,milk and dairy products to keep the baby hydrated and skin nourished
Fifth
A regular body massage with oil keeps the baby's skin healthy. Even while giving the bath use a baby soap that is chemical free. Thus the baby's skin would not get irritation and allergies due to chemicals in the soap. Also use a cream to moisturize the baby skin.
Baby's at times scratch themselves with their sharp nails this can cause their skin to break into a rash or if the skin surface is broken then it can get infections so trim the nails regularly with a baby nail cutter.

“Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy. ”

Taking care of your little one's skin




New born’s  are a gift from God. They need a lot of care and attention. A baby's skin is very delicate and a dry skin is a common problem faced by them.
In winter the cold and dry weather and the use of heaters, deprive the baby's skin of its natural moisture. In the summer, the dry heat, exposure to the sun and the air conditioning makes the baby's skin dry. If the air is dry because of the heater or AC, leave a bowl of water in the room where the appliance is on. This will help as the water evaporates and moistens the air. Bathing dries your baby's skin as it removes the natural oils along with the dirt. Keep bubble baths and water play for special occasions only. Use warm, rather than hot water. a mild, pH-neutral cleanser which is much gentler on your baby's skin than regular soap.
If your baby has dry skin, try to give it an oil massage after the bath. Applying oil just after drying will help seal in the moisture of the bath and allow the skin to get hydrated. Make sure to use a light oil that gets absorbed well and apply only a thin layer of oil. If the oil does not get absorbed fully and your baby stays oily, the oil can lead to skin irritation, especially in hot and humid weather, when your baby is likely to sweat.
If baby has very dry skin, consider moisturizing twice a day or even after every nappy or diaper change. In winter, keep the baby well covered, including his hands. Hands tend to get ignored but they dry up fast so apply cream or moisturizer on his face and cheeks. Mix a few drops of almond oil in yoghurt and apply this mix on your baby's body. Let it rest for five minutes and gently rinse it off with lukewarm water. Yoghurt is believed to be an excellent cleanser and moisturizer.
Turn on the hot shower so that the bathroom steams up. Sit with the baby in the steamy bathroom. Steam will help moisturize your baby's skin and will keep his nasal passages clear. But do make sure that it's not so hot that your baby gets scalded. Also, make sure his clothes and hair are dry after sitting in the steam filled room.
If rashes or other skin conditions are making your baby irritable, try baby massage. Gently stroking and massaging baby's skin can not only help boost relaxation, but it may also lead to better sleep and reduce or stop crying. Best product to avoid diaper rash is Pampers
“Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy. ”

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Dollops of Auspiciousness and Good health with Organic Cows Ghee

Opening a bottle of Organic India's Cow's pure ghee make my nostrils experience a familiar aroma. It is the aroma of Pure Ghee made from Cows milk. This aroma take me back in time to my childhood days when all the cooking in the household used to be supervised by my grandmother and only pure ghee made from the cow's milk was used in our household. Cows were an integral part of nearly every household and their milk was used to prepare the ghee.
My grandmother always used ghee for cooking food and sweets and it used to be  an intrinsic part of the puja ritual.
The word Ghee brings back memories of my grandmother (both maternal and Paternal) elaborating about the benefits of Pure Cow Ghee. In fact it is a tradition in many a households including mine to incorporate Pure and natural Cow Ghee in the diet. Cow's Ghee is considered to be so beneficial that it is used to give baby's a body massage as it helps strengthen the muscles and bones.
Pure Ghee made from cow's milk has been an important part of our lives.

Cow's Ghee is full of nutritive qualities. Its regular consumption enhances physical and mental strength. It keeps the body healthy and also helps in taking out the toxins from the body. It enhances eye sight, keeps muscles and tendons healthy. Cow's ghee is good for heart and optimizes the appetite. It is believed to increases intelligence and memory power.


It Rejuvenates skin from inside as well as well from the outside. It detoxifies the body and boosts the body energy. With the use of cow's ghee the entire body gets rejuvenated and we become better equipped to face the stresses of modern day life and a fast paced and stressful routine. Ghee helps in equal distribution of fats in the body. It is also a trusted anti aging ingredient. No wonder why our dadi and nani (Grandmothers) always recommended cow's ghee.

Its festival time and we only use Cow's Ghee for Puja as lighting a cow's ghee lamp is believed to have the capacity to attract the satvik or positive vibrations. Thus a Ghee lamp is not only considered auspicious but is also a must for many a religious ceremonies.

It is a belief that an oil lamp can attract the sattvik vibrations spread over a limited distance where as the ghee lamp can attract sattvik vibrations spread upto the Swarga Loka (heaven) thus the use of Pure cow's ghee is a must in every Hawan (Homage to the gods)
When we use ghee lamp it helps to purify the atmosphere. If a lamp is lit with pure ghee made from cows milk, the vibrations are said to be in communion with Gods & deities.
'Lighting Pure cow ghee diyas or lamps' is considered as auspicious so people light up an earthen lamp Pure Ghee diya in their homes and temples as it is considered to attract the blessings of goddess Lakshmi the bestower of wealth.

Organic India's Cow's pure ghee is made from the pure milk of mother cows. The cows whose milk is used are organically raised and they are not exposed to harmful chemical pesticides, artificial hormones or radiations which all may be found in non organic ghee.This cow's ghee is pure and organic as it is made from milk obtained from cows that are fed grass which is without any impurity.
Cows milk is considered to be sacred and its ghee is one of the purest form of milk which is extracted from its butter. Cow's milk has many medicinal qualities. Since ghee is the purest form of milk, it has it's highest qualities.

Festival time is incomplete without sweets and here is a recipe that I have made with Organic India's Cow's pure ghee.
Home Made Yummy Asli Ghee Balushahi made with Organic India'sCow's pure ghee.



  Ingredients

     Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups
     Soda bicarbonate 1/4 teaspoon
     Organic ghee 2/3 cup + for deep frying
     beaten Yogurt  8 tablespoons
     Sugar 2 cups
     Pistachios 4-5 chopped for garnishing

 Method

 First sift the refined flour and soda bicarbonate together
 into a bowl. Rub in two-thirds cup of organic ghee into
 the flour mixture till it resembles breadcrumbs.
 Then add the beaten yogurt and knead into a soft dough.
 Cover and allow the dough to rest for forty-five minutes.

 Divide the dough into twelve equal portions and shape into
 smooth balls.Make a dent in the centre of each ball
 with your thumb Cover the balls. Heat enough organic ghee in
 a kadai and when it is medium hot,add the prepared
 dough balls and deep fry on very low heat. Gradually the
 balushahis will start floating to the top.
 Turn them gently and fry on the other side also till
 golden. The entire process may take nearly 30 minutes.
  Drain and allow them to cool.
 Heat together sugar and one cup of water till it reaches a
 two-string consistency.
 Remove from heat and soak the balushahis in it for half an
 hour.
 Carefully remove the juicy balushahis from the syrup and
 keep on a plate.
 Garnish with pistachios and serve when the sugar syrup gets
 thoroughly dried forming a crust over the balushahi's.

So let the celebration begin and goodness flow in your lives with a spoonful of Organic Pure Ghee made from Cow's milk

Anyone can get  pure and healthy Organic cows ghee from here

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Experimenting with colors with #PaintFinder

My uncle who was a contractor used to often tell me
Getting the home painted is like getting married.Once you have made a choice you have to live with it (for quite some time). So its better if one can figure out what the painted walls and homes would look like without having to spend a penny on buying paint. This just got possible thanks to the #PaintFinder feature from the Bed Bath & More website Here one can just pick a shade of paint and see in real time what a room painted with the color would look like Take for instance getting the bedroom painted lilac or pink is not like picking up a paint and keep your fingers crossed and hope it turns out just as the color that you wanted .Its not just about colors one can pick from  pre created themes or create your own theme

for example I have been always very fascinated by the color “Lavender” however I had no idea if it could go with the theme of my home and if my family members would approve of it so I tried the themes section from the Bed Bath & More website Luckily it had a lavender theme that I could try before I bought the real paint. I could save this theme,share it and get some opinion from family and friends and even create my own theme.

When I tried it the process involved clicking of a color to select it. This is the color that I wanted to try


it selects the color

and then choose a room to apply the color which in my case happens to be the living room.


Or try a variation of color till I find that perfect color to set the right mood in my bedroom or living room. Luckily for me my family members approved of my choice of the color combination and theme selection. If not then we would have went back to the #PaintFinder from the Bed Bath & More website. As we debated a lot about our living room and then finally arrived at a look for our living room. Had I told my family that I want to get the living room painted in the color “Grape Popsicle ” they would have freaked out and rejected the idea however when I used the #PaintFinder from the Bed Bath & More and applied it to the theme of a living room I got the following result




Needless to say that there was unanimous consensus in picking up this color. In both my above color selection I have gone by visual appeal. I pick a color that looks good. Earlier I was limited to pick safe colors for my house as I did not know how the more vibrant colors would look like in my home.With the #PaintFinder ,the process of color selection has become not just easier but also more options are available to us as one can find various colors from different brands all under one roof or better still under one website  to be tried and applied on the walls of our home in a virtual setting. This way we get a realistic view of what the final effect is going to be like.
paint comparison chart on the website of  the Bed Bath & More

After all life is all about experimenting and finding the right mix and balance. So when it comes to choosing the right shades and colors for my home why should it be any different? The process of picking a color from a shade card and buying a color only to find that it is not the right color or shade when you have invested both time and money adds insult to injury specially when it stares back at you every time you walk past the wall and it did not turn out to be the way you intended gives you the feeling of having a sore thumb sticking out that is going to stay that way for quite some time. With the #PaintFinder from the Bed Bath & More its all about picking the right color and paint and see it unfold its magic in our homes.


“I am participating in the #PaintFinder activity in Association with BlogAdda & Bed Bath & More


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream Oil Replacement Cream

I like my hair when they are well oiled.But I dont like the sticky hair, staining due to oiling and the smell of the oil.
Now I have the solution.

The New Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream Oil Replacement Cream with Coconut,Almond and Olive Oil.

It nourishes and hair feels stronger.It has a plesant long lasting fragrance.Leaves hair shiny, smooth and soft.

How do I use

Before Wash : Massage into hair and scalp for 1-2 min.
After wash : Use on hair lengths for easy manageability and styling
Overnight : Massage into hair and scalp for 1-2 min and leave overnight.

Now I can say that the new Garnier Fructis Oil-In-Cream Oil is a really Replacement oil Cream



Saturday, 22 August 2015

Enjoying my Maxfreshmove


It is rightly said that everyone has a dancer inside who surfaces on hearing the right kind of music and on seeing the perfect dance moves. You may not be a natural dancer but compulsive dance actions follow on hearing a good dance number. Such is the case with the song and dance number of Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchanda. You cannot stop yourself from dancing with the melodious rhythm and lyrics that are inviting you to dance and lose yourself in the world of music. There is magic in the voice of Anoushka Manchanda which holds you in its spell and the dance moves of Allu Arjun make you dance with him with gay abandon. This is what I felt when I heard the song and saw Allu Arjun groove to the music. My feet started tapping to the tune and my arms moved of their own accord in dance moves. I do not claim to be a great dancer but I only know that I thoroughly enjoyed dancing with Allu Arjun to the accompaniment of the catchy voice of Anushka Manchanda. Her voice and her style of singing filled me with an intense energy which is quite evident from my dance moves and my sense of enjoyment is also quite visible. So my advice to all music lovers is to let their bodies do the talking while listening to the vibrant song and dance number of Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchanda. This would be a memorable experience.





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Sunday, 12 July 2015

The 2 in 1 touch of love for my baby

The experience of holding your baby in your arms is unique like no other experience. When your baby looks at you and smiles, that eye contact and the emotion of familiarity and trust makes your heart melt. The feel of your baby’s touch against your skin is one you have never experienced before as a parent. It is a gift of nature as pure and pristine as nature itself. Being a caring and protective parent the logical emotion that it kindles in us is to preserve and nourish the baby’s skin.
As the time passes we find subtle signs of growth in the baby’s body. The clothes begin to get smaller and  the hair tend to grow. As a caring parent I always want the best for my baby be it in terms of food or clothing. Providing nourishment to the baby is not just in terms of the food and milk intake but even the baby’s skin needs nourishment. As skin is the outer covering of the baby that provides both protection from external world but it is also a mirror of  the baby’s health. A healthy skin also makes the baby look and feel healthy. I have experienced that looking after the baby’s skin involves applying a moisturizing lotion or a cream. Another part of taking care of the body is to give it a gentle massage so that it would help the limbs grow healthy and strong. I as a parent am always concerned about the quality of products that I am going to use on my baby’s skin. Although there are a number of products in the market but on close scrutiny I find them to be containing artificial coloring, Parafinn’s  and Parabens. Using a new product on the delicate skin of the baby is always a big decision if you care for you child's well being. I am always on the lookout for baby care products that use pure, high quality natural ingredients. A friends of mine shared her experience and suggested that I should use the Dabur Baby Massage Oil for my baby.
On the outside I found it to be a very nicely packaged product. Even the outer packaging is such that my baby got attracted to it . The things that attracted me most is the fact that it contains no artificial coloring ,paraffin’s or parabens .
It has been made using premium oils like Almond oil and Natural and pure olive oil. The Almond oil moisturizes the skin and the olive oil provides the nourishment and helps make the baby get stronger. A single massage from head to toe massage provides the dual benefit of nourishing the skin with the goodness of olive oil and at the same time getting a moisturized ,soft and nice skin due to the goodness of the almond oil. I am happy with the results of the Dabur Baby Massage Oil . It is a product that makes both me and my baby happy.


“I am participating in the #FirstLove activity at BlogAdda in association with Dabur.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

1-2-3-4 get on the dance floor

Its music,dance,masti and party that is always on my mind so for a person like me the playlist has to be peppy and being a party animal the first song has to be

  1. Party On My Mind  from  Race 2 which featured  Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor & Ameesha Patel.The party song is a fun fultoo masti part number with South Africa as a backdrop. It has an amazing freshness to it so that hearing, singing along dancing to this song makes me feel so refreshed                                           
  2. This is the song on which Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez sizzled and set the screen on fire and Nargis Fakri danced to the tune of the Devil. One song that compels even the devil to dance is bound to be on my playlist.                                                                                                                         
  3. Lovely is the song that is truly lovely and is pictured on  Shah Rukh Khan and the beautiful Deepika Padukone. The song is very popular these days        sung by Kanika Kapoor. Watching it at the movie hall I got the feeling of beeing transported to a dance floor. Wow what a song.                                                                                                         

  4. Desi Look' Video Song featuring Sunny Leone is sung by Kanika Kapoor and is from the movie Ek Paheli Leela. It is a chartbuster that it is easy to dance along with the song                                                                    
  5. Paani Wala Dance is a song from Kuch Kuch Locha Hai that had Sunny Leone & Ram Kapoor. The song is very likable and a great song to dance on. The beat is such that it forces everyone to dance.                                                                                                                                                                
  6. Manali Trance is a  Yo Yo Honey Singh & Neha Kakkar song from  the movie The Shaukeens it featured  Lisa Haydon. It is one of the song that gets to you. It is a very safe song at any party as I don’t feel anyone dislikes it. I just love the feel of the song.It invites you to the dance floor and is a great way to let your hair down.For those who have not seen the video it would be a surprize to see      
  7. Aao Raja  is a song from the Bollywood movie Gabbar..It is a very danceable number that is good for a sing and dance routine. For those who have not seen the video it would be a treat to see Chitrangda Singh to be doing this item number in the movie       
8.  Queen has a beautiful song called London Thumakda it is extremely beautiful song featuring the ever so beautiful kangana ranaut.It is a fun foot tapping number  

9.
Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai is a very peppy  Song from the Sonam Kapoor starrer  Khoobsurat
10. Now let me share a new song and and music video featuring the very talented Anushka Manchanda and the dancing sensation and superstar Allu Arjun. It has some very refreshing singing from Anushka Manchanda and at the same time very refreshing dancing that features both Anushka Manchanda and Allu Arjun. This video would be a very popular song very soon.  



“I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity at BlogAdda in association with Colgate MaxFresh



Shake Your Legs

Taazgi Ka Dhamaka music video featuring Allu Arjun & Anushka Manchanda and it  is an amazing video.It is full of energy and masti. I just cannot stop loving it. The lyrics are energizing. The music and dance combo creates a magic. One cannot stop oneself  from dancing to its tune.The Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchanda jam refereshes mind, body and soul.Its rejuvenating, full of energy and masti. I feel like watching the video over and over again. Once I play the video I can't stop myself from tapping my feet. Its catchy, colorful and full of masti.

I have saved some dance steps which I particular like in the video.


This particular step can be used to freshen up everybody by me and my colleagues on a Monday morning when we are all are suffering from the Monday morning blues.On Monday mornings everyone is feeling tired and lack freshness and energy. Just like Colgate Max fresh the music of the video and the dance moves gives a blast of freshness and energy making any situation happy and cheerful.


When the boss gives a new assignment. I would enthusiastically offers to execute it.As with the Allu Arjun's Max fresh step I would be charged up. This step would even freshens up the stale ideas and would give new energy to begin a new project with renewed energy and spirit.


This step can be used to freshen up when the project is complete. The team is celebrating . Everyone is happy after doing hard work. Its party time for everyone. A happy ending to the hard work.


Playing music and dancing and taking dance breaks from the boring routine is a great way to boost the sagging spirits.Anyone can become dull due to the same old routine of work and no play. This step of playing musical instruments and dancing will help  break the daily boring pattern and monotony. It makes everyone happy and lively. Music and dancing naturally creates a good environment making everyone happy and full of energy. This also enhances the work performance.


This step is full of taazgi and energy. Dance and music is contagious. If one is happy and dancing and singing this automatically create a good healthy environment for others.Others get inspired to dance and sing. Hence creating and spreading more happiness and cheer.


This step is my favorite. Its catchy and full of happy vibes. This can freshen up  every moment of our lives. Life is short and we should enjoy every moment of it.We should live in present. Forget the past and do not worry about the future. Play music and dance to our hearts content. Be satisfied in present moment. Think positive. Be happy and keep everyone around happy and cheerful. This video teaches us this manta of life. So be Happy forever and break into a dance with this video .





“I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity atBlogAdda in association with Colgate MaxFresh

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Titan & Doctors Day

A Day with Doctors

My favorite brand is Titan.I have all Titan watches.I am proud of my favorite brand.
Titan Company is a manufacturing company that produces India's largest and best-known range of personal accessories — watches, jewellery, sunglasses and prescription eye wear. Titan Company continues to grow and set new standards for innovation and quality. I have been buying Titan watches for more than 10 years.The association with this brand has undergone a big change recently. Yesterday I got a call from South Extension, Delhi store where I regularly purchase watches for myself and my family.I was told that Titan is celebrating "Doctors Day"As my father is a doctor. I have closely seen how dedicated a doctor's life is. It is a great opportunity for all to get aware about the roles, importance and responsibilities of the doctors as well as promote medical professionals to come closer and follow the responsibilities of their profession with dedication. I reached the store and to my surprise the whole event was so spectacular.Many doctors like my father were there. Great food and drinks were organized.Cake was cut by all the doctors.










There was a special glow on each doctor's face which was the result of the appreciation shown for their hard work. Ms. Mini was the organizer of the event at the store.Doctors were given Thank You Cards and gifts.




The respect for this brand has enhanced.These kind of events enhance the bonding between the brand and the clients.


This event helps common public to get aware about the roles, importance and the precious care of the doctors.

Titan is the world's fifth largest wrist watch manufacturer and exports watches to nearly 32 countries around the world. Some of the well known brands of Titan include Fastrack, Sonata, Raga, Edge, Octane, Xylys, Nebula, Zoop, Titan Eye+, Tanishq, Goldplus, Zoya and Skinn.

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Banish those ugly Blackheads



A glowing skin makes you look and feel beautiful from the inside and the outside. You can charm people with your glowing looks and it can make you stand out from the crowd. You look different and full of life. Now there is the twist in the story. You stand before the mirror and lo what do you behold those ugly blackheads stare back at you. You are devastated and horrified. You feel like plucking them away but you know that it is a big no. This is exactly what I faced one morning. I racked my brains for a solution but nothing came to mind. I felt as if I was trapped in a quagmire.
There was no one at home from whom I could ask for advice. So I opened my laptop and typed in the word Blackhead. A long list opened up before me and the topic that caught my eye was on 7 home remedies to banish blackheads. https://www.rewardme.in/beauty/skin-care/article/7-home-remedies-to-banish-blackheads

https://www.rewardme.in/beauty/skin-care
The link took me to the Reward Me website. It was as if a Pandora’s Box had opened itself before me. There were solutions galore. It was upon the reader to choose according to his or her need and requirement.
I chose the seven step guide as I wanted to banish these ugly blackheads completely. Here I came to know what caused these awful blackheads to rear their head. I found that they occur when the pores of the skin get clogged with sebum and that I need not dread them as they were a common skin disorder. Scrubbing would only make my skin dry and plucking would break my skin
I liked the first tip of using the Tomato Cleanser. Tomatoes are easily available and usually found in all households. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A and C .They have natural antiseptic properties. They help in drying up the blackheads. Their acidic content helps to reduce the occurrence of blackheads and their astringent power will help me in controlling the excessive oiliness which is the root cause of clogging my skin pores and causing the blackheads to appear. I need not despair or shed tears on seeing the blackheads as I have to simply peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the paste on my face and leave it overnight. In the morning, after massaging my face in circular motions I have to wash it off with cool water. So its goodbye blackheads and welcome spotless glowing skin.
Another tip that is easy and effective is Honey and Milk Pore Cleanser: A mixture of milk and honey acts as a natural adhesive. This helps to remove black-heads from their roots.  The Milk soothes the skin irritation, helps to reduce the fine lines and imparts a natural glow to the skin. The lactic acid in the Milk makes the skin supple, while honey has anti-bacterial properties. Thus this mixture is very useful in removing the blackheads.
It is an instant remedy. First mix the milk and honey in equal parts, apply it on the face, and then leave it for half an hour and wash off the face with cold water. You will find magic and you will be again your radiant self.

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Regaining my lost glory



I was facing a lot of problems with my hair and when I looked at myself in the mirror I found my hair to be in quite a bad state. They looked damaged and bruised. Alarm bells rang for me and I came into a state of panic. Desperate for a solution to bring my hair back to its healthy state I made a search on the Internet. Then I came across a site called Reward Me. It is a site promoted by P&G.
It was here that I came across an article on hair care that was relevant to me and seemed like an answer to my query as to why my hair had come to this sorry state. The article is on how to fix damaged hair. The best part is that it speaks about the causes which lead to the hair being damaged and also how to fix the damage.
https://www.rewardme.in/beauty/hair-care/article/hair-rehab-how-to-fix-damaged-hair
It gives reasons which cause the hair to be damaged like heat styling and manipulating.
It advises the use of a clarifying shampoo at least once a week especially if you are prone to using sprays, creams and gels. These things weigh your hair down and stop it from being bouncy and fresh. The use of a clarifying shampoo cleans your hair leaving it feeling light and fresh.
It advises you to avoid the heating tools such as curling irons and blow dryers which take away the moisture out of your hair. So we must give our hair a mini vacation from all these devices. You can put your hair into a fun top knot or tie it back with a fishtail braid.  Sleeping in a few braids overnight, you’ll find pretty, beach-inspired waves in your hair when you get up in the morning.
Go for a Deep Conditioning Treatment to bring back your hair in good health. One of the best ways to bring hair back to life is actually more product! A deep conditioning treatment will revitalize the hair besides cleaning our hair. Pantene Damage Detox Weekly Rehab Crème is suggested as the perfect product to help reduce protein loss, so our hair can stay strong against any damage. It removes the buildup from a chemically treated hair to bring back its natural shine.
It also advocates minimizing hair washing. Too-frequent washing can strip the hair of the essential oils and lead to chronic dryness. You will find that a sprinkle of Pantene Pro V Nourished Shine Shampoo will nourish your hair.
It also advises the use of a wide tooth comb and to handle damaged hair with care. Now I know that I must not use a rat tail comb or a brush when my hair is damp. Instead I must comb my hair gently with a wide tooth comb. Thanks to the tips now I am on my way to healthy strong hair bidding goodbye to damaged hair.
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Getting more beautiful with Turmeric




I have a sensitive skin. I think at least a thousand times before applying any makeup or using any cosmetic. I was living in the hostel for some months. It was my best friend’s engagement and I wanted to look special. We have been friends for more than 10 years and she was more like my sister than a friend. I was glowing from inside and wanted to glow from outside also. I shared my worry with my room mate. She like others told me about a number of cosmetics. Then I told her that if any cosmetic would irritate my skin I won’t be able to attend the function and it would be the worse nightmare of my life. Then she told me some natural ways. She introduced me to the wonderful benefits of Turmeric "Haldi". I thought turmeric is one of India’s most widely used spices. Not only it is used to add color and taste to our food but also as a cosmetic that was news to me. My room mate said "Turmeric has been used as a beauty product over the centuries. There are some properties of turmeric that one can use to cure several common problems and get a flawless skin. “I had facial hair and cracked heels. I was very worried. My room mate asked me to relax. She asked me to arrange for gram flour and coconut oil/castor oil and turmeric powder. All of these were easily available and it did not take too long to collect them. Then she told me these solutions.

Remove Facial hair
Take gram flour add it to turmeric as a facial scrub to inhibit hair growth.

For Cracked heels
For smooth heels apply a mixture of coconut oil/castor oil and turmeric powder on cracked heels 15 minutes before you are planning to take a bath.

She told me that Turmeric is an excellent exfoliating agent and can help defeat the signs of aging. Take besan (gram flour) and turmeric powder in equal proportions and prepare a paste by adding water. Alternately this paste can be prepared in raw milk or even yoghurt. Apply it evenly on the body and leave it till it dries off. Wash it off with lukewarm water and scrub your face gently in circular motion to defeat the signs of aging.


One can use turmeric in combination with other ingredients to manage the wrinkle woes.
Add raw milk and tomato juice to rice powder and turmeric powder. Apply the paste and let it stay until it dries. Lactic acid present in milk will help peel off the dead skin cells.
One can also add turmeric powder in buttermilk and sugarcane juice. This will work the best for dark circles and wrinkles.
Turmeric-honey paste can be applied on the face and neck to help exfoliate skin and keep a check on pores.

Turmeric works wonder for the acne scars also, dab a mixture of turmeric and plain water and leave it on the marks for 15 minutes.

To control oil secretion, prepare a paste of sandalwood powder and ground turmeric with orange juice. Leave the paste on the face for 10 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water.
Mixture of besan (gram flour) and turmeric in yoghurt/raw milk/water can help women lighten the stretch marks.

In case you accidentally burn your skin you can turn to turmeric for quick relief owing to its antiseptic properties. Prepare a mixture of turmeric and Aloe Vera gel. Apply it on the burn and notice how it heals the wound in no time.

There are no words to thank my room mate for these wonderful beauty tips. No wonder in marriage rituals haldi ceremony is performed for a healthy and auspicious start.
I am submitting this post under the category beauty
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The Wonder Herb-Turmeric



  
I have never used any chemical or cosmetics to enhance my beauty. I use only natural products from head to toe. I get many compliments for my beauty. Some say I am a natural beauty but the secret behind my natural beauty is turmeric also known as haldi. The normal haldi that we also use to add color to our vegetables and food. Turmeric has so many benefits that’s its amazing. I was introduced to this wonderful popular deep yellow, earthy spice by my grand mother. I love my grand mother and being her favorite I used to get some special beauty tips which is working wonders for me. She once told me "There are 28 Remarkable Benefits Of Turmeric For Skin Care, Hair And Health". Turmeric, is considered as a herbal remedy due to its anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties. Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric which is responsible for the spice’s dark yellow color, may block cancer growth and decrease tumor size. Turmeric naturally detoxifies the liver.
Turmeric has also been utilized in many beauty products over the centuries. Its anti-inflammatory powers are used to reduce the signs of aging, exfoliate dead skin, clear the skin and ease eczema.

No doubt turmeric is a ‘magic spice’ for not only flawless skin, but amazing hair and health.

I am sharing here all the magical tips taught by my grand mother.

Treatment of Acne

Turmeric is effective in the treatment of acne, as it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which fight pimples and breakouts thus providing a youthful glow to the skin.
Turmeric face mask helps to clear acne scars and inflammation but also reduces oil secretion by sebaceous glands. Prepare a face pack by mixing turmeric powder and sandalwood powder and add lemon juice to the mixture. Apply it on the face for 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. For acne scars, apply a mixture of turmeric and plain water on the marks for 15 minutes.

Facial Mask for Oily Skin
Turmeric is beneficial for oily skin as it regulates the production of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. Sandalwood acts as an astringent and orange juice being a source of vitamin C, helps to clear the blemishes. For oily skin, make a paste by mixing 1 ½ tablespoons of sandalwood powder and a pinch of ground turmeric with 3 tablespoons of orange juice and apply it on your face. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Facial Mask for Dry Skin
Make a face mask by combining 1 egg white, 2 drops of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and rose water and a pinch of turmeric. This can be applied to all dry areas such as face, neck, elbows and knees. Allow it to dry completely and then wash off with warm water.


Reduction of Skin Pigmentation and Skin Tanning
To remove skin tanning and pigmentation, apply a mixture of turmeric powder and lemon or cucumber juice on the affected area for 20-30 minutes and wash off with plain water. This should be done regularly for beneficial results.


Night Cream
One can apply a paste made from turmeric and milk or yoghurt on the face. Leave the mask overnight and rinse it off the next morning using a light cleanser. Alternatively, one can add a pinch of turmeric to the moisturizer and cleanse the next morning. This should be done twice a week to get beautiful, healthy and younger looking skin.

Treatment of Skin Conditions
Being a natural antiseptic, turmeric with milk is effective in treating skin conditions like poison ivy, eczema and psoriasis. Eczema is quite itchy and painful disease characterized by red scaly patches on skin. Topical application of a mixture of kasturi turmeric with milk can soothe the skin and reduce redness and inflammation.

Removes Dead Cells
Make a paste by mixing gram flour and turmeric with water and apply it on the body. Scrub gently while taking a bath. Doing this regularly can rid of the dead cells to give a glowing and spotless skin. Applying a mixture of turmeric and milk on the face and lips can cleanse the face as well as act as a healing agent on the lips to treat dry and chapped lips.

Turmeric For Hair
Not just the skin, turmeric can be beneficial for your hair in a number of ways. Use of turmeric promotes hair growth and can treat scalp conditions.

Treatment of Dandruff
Dandruff and other scalp issues can be treated by applying a mixture of turmeric and olive oil on the scalp before taking a shower. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off the mixture with a natural shampoo. It removes the signs of dandruff by increasing circulation in the scalp and providing nutrition to the hair follicles.

Prevents Hair Loss
Hair loss can take place due to various reasons like unhealthy diet, stress or disease. Curcumin is a component of turmeric that can inhibit the activity of growth agent beta one known as TGF beta one which causes the death of hair follicles resulting in hair loss. Turmeric mixed with honey and milk can be extremely beneficial as they reduce the negative effects on the hair.

Natural Hair Dye
The yellow hue of turmeric not only makes it usable as a textile dye but also as a natural dye for the hair to brighten your hair color. It can be combined with other yellow colored herbs and flowers such as saffron, calendula and chamomile tea. Boil this mixture and after cooling, pour it over your head. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off to get a vivid color.

Treatment of Scalp Conditions
Turmeric can be used in the treatment of various scalp conditions such as dermatitis and eczema that can lead to itchy, flaky skin, inflammation and thinning hair. Cicatricial alopecia is a scalp ailment caused by inflammation that damages the hair follicles and prevents growth of new hair. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric is effective against these ailments due its anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antioxidant, antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
One ingredient with so many uses. Use it to reap the benefits.
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A hug to thank my dad my Pillar of Strength


My father is the dearest and the world's Best Papa. My dad has always been a source of great inspiration to me, like a lighthouse to ships, always guiding me and giving me hope in my times of need. The greatest lesson I have learned from my dad is that all of us must believe in our self.
Believe that God is always there to guide us, believe that by enriching ourselves now, we can help the enrichment and betterment of others in the future, and finally, believe that by passing forward any goodness we receive, we can make the world a better place, little by little. The most important thing I’ve learned from my dad is that we
are blessed and privileged to have all the comforts we are experiencing today. We may not be a super-rich family, or we may not have things other friends have, but we’re thankful for all the gifts we have received and are
content with life. I learned not to compare our lives with other people because that’s other people’s business. He taught me to live happily because life’s too short to have tears and problems. My dad consistently prioritizes serving our needs before his own. I used to think it was really his job as my father to provide what I want, until I realized he was actually doing that because of his love and sacrifice. After understanding this, I now truly appreciate everything he has been doing for his family. I really do feel very lucky and thankful to have him as my father. ”What I love about my father is his simplicity. He has a heart of gold, and is a true gentleman. Its not that simple to express my feeling about my dad in few words. I share an enviable bond with my dad that is simply inseparable & our love grows stronger with time. I consider my father, an ideal person in my life. My dad is an ordinary guy with extraordinary fortitude, perseverance, altruistic soul & a kind heart. He is the most hardworking person who came up in life beating all odds. He always live his life with vigor & zest and even today at age of 65 he is living his life with
full youthfulness one can hardly imagine. For me he is always my pillar of support & strength, someone who is just a thought away when I need him. He is not much good in expressing himself in words but he always makes a way to communicate his thoughts. I just want my Dad to be the same always and never change as he is simply the best. The best gift I can think of for him is a loving hug.

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A loving hug a thankyou gift for my dad


My father is my role model and my hero. The guiding star of my life that held my finger and showed me the path of knowledge and life, I am very lucky to have you as my father. Thanks for everything .I love you so very much. I miss you terribly, like a desert misses the rain. Love you a lot papa. He is the soul of our family. He taught me to never give up in life. He helped me with my math’s lessons with so much patience. He never scolded me when I repeatedly made same mistakes. He made me do the sums again and again till I was perfect and corrected my mistake. He said I should keep trying till I get success in life also. These words are still fresh in my mind. He always taught me to choose the right path in life and never allowed us to be negative in our thoughts. My father is not only my teacher, my friend, my guide and my sarthi like Krishna. I could not have got anyone better than him in my life. I am blessed to have the most wonderful dad in the world. Having a father like you while growing up was the greatest gift and biggest advantage anyone could ever have given me. It is because of the confidence and values that you instilled in me that made me who I am today. Thank you for shaping me into a person who I like and am proud to be. My father said "If you have the ambition, drive and creativity you can do anything and achieve anything in life.”You have given me so much that even if I thank you million times that would not be enough. He is the person who taught me about etiquettes, humanity and ethics. He is a very loving and dutiful person. I have learnt a lot from his life and his experiences. When I was a kid I used to wait for him at the main door and exactly at 7 pm he used to ring the bell. I welcomed him with open arms. Those were the best moments of my life. He used to hug me and then took out chocolates, fruits, beautiful toys, picture books, clothes, shoes and other required stationeries for study. He always brought a new surprise gift for me and used to ask me to guess as to what he had got for me that day. It was so much fun. My father lived a very active life. He said that one should remain fit and active till the last breath. He used to play badminton on weekends with me. He also cooked a meal or took us to lunch or dinner on weekends. Those were real magical times. He took us to different locations for picnics and vacations. He is the best father one can have and I want to give him the best hug he has ever got.

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Bad odor proof the house with Ambipur



My home is my fort where I retire after a hard day at work. Though I take a lot of care to maintain a clean home and have a person assigned to do the cleaning of the house and attend to other household chores. However there wages another war that can often miss the eye .yet there are quite a few tell tale signs that are quite evident to the nose. For instance the house maid that comes to clean and look after the house has a very strange smelling presence. If I were to call it a perfume or a deodorant it would be an insult to the entire perfume, deo and the fragrance industry. I have tried to give her better smelling products in the hope that she would use them and make my home more bearable in her presence. However she refuses to endorse my choice of perfumes and continues to use and patronize her brand that makes my entire household smell of her strong smelling deo that has the tendency of tickling my nostrils into uncontrolled bouts of sneezing. Even though
I have tried to absent myself from my home when she is around however the sad part it that even after she has left the smell of her perfumes stays back for many hours and emanates from every room that she has been cleaning that is my entire house.
The only reason that I have not asked her firmly enough to change her deo is because of the fear that a domestic maid or the kamwali bai is so hard to come by these day so my battle of bearing with the odor she brings to my house continues.
Like every house my home has its fair share of curtains, upholstery and tapestry .Though on one side they enhance the beauty and livability of my home by enhancing  the comfort and beauty quotient but all these fabrics are strangely enough strong odor magnets that easy absorb all the odors emanating from the kitchen like that of spices ,garlic and onions. Even the area around the dining table constantly smell of the mango pickle through out the year and makes me feel as if I am part of the home pickle industry.
The bathrooms in my apartment block are built one on top of another and they seem to have a structure that is so prone to seepage which is always present after every few months and ever after getting it repaired a damp and stale smell persists.
The window outside my bedroom opens in the direction of a garbage disposal unit so invariably when the breeze blows into my bedroom it carries with it the smell of rotting and decomposing garbage.
So various battle fronts are constantly open where I and my family members battle a constant war with bad odors. In fact our family is constantly at the mercy of odor’s that inundate my home through various windows and every possible nook and corner. Since these odors are varied and never fail to torment us and embarrass us we try to find solutions to tackle these various odors.
However recently I have discovered a new weapon in my fight against the bad odors at home .It is a fool proof weapon that carpet bombs the enemy that is bad odor and wherever it may be hiding it finds it and annihilates it. The name of the weapon is Ambi pur and it is designed to deal with every possible kind of smell in the household. It not just kills the bad odor present in the house but also makes sure that it makes my house my fragrantly smelling home.
The best part about Ambi pur is that it comes in a number of fragrances and gives me ample option to choose a fragrance that I like. So be it a fragrance to set the part mood or to set a relaxing atmosphere or to get into a romantic mood Ambi pur has a fragrance for every occasion.
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