Wednesday 24 November 2021

How To Check If Your Water Is Fit to Drink.....

TDS (“Total Dissolved Solids”) meters measure the electrical conductivity of water. Pure water is a poor conductor, but dissolved solids carry a distinct electrical charge that correlates directly to TDS levels. The greater the charge — the higher the level of dissolved solids. It’s the quickest way to get a feel of what in your water.

This TDS meter is ideal for all water purification applications, thus to check whether your water filter is doing its job right and when to change the filter. It is very easy to use; all you need to do is to put it in the water and test.

Some water purifiers come with inbuilt TDS meters to monitor the level often.But in case you dont have you can buy it here :

- Auto-off function which turns it off after 10 minutes of inactivity.
- Package Contains: TDS METER & CARRY CASE
Its very simple to use
1. Turn on TDS Meter, the temperature function can be used, in or out of liquid.
2. Press TEMP button.
3. The display will switch to temperature (in Celsius only).
4. To return to TDS mode, press the TEMP button

TDS Meter with printed manual

Open this lower cap and switch it on

On switching on one can see 000

After immersing in the water it shows the TDS level of water here in this case its showing 170 which is less than 500 so its acceptable.

TDS Level (mg/l)Rating
Less than 300Excellent
Above 1200Unacceptable

Quick results tells you about the water/solution in a way which is easy to read and understand from the large display screen.


So buy your own TDS Meter here which is not very costly and ensure the safety of your family's health in a easy way.

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Aao Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye.....


The biggest festival of Hindus Diwali, which we excitedly wait for the whole year to come.All houses decorated with lights, rangoli and toran gives it a special touch. And not to forget different mithai/sweets and food. I specially love home made besan ladoos, kupdi, mathi, Gujiya's made by my mom and also the Ghari, which many of us dont know in North India as its a speciality from Gujurat specially made in this season only.




Besan Ladoos

Kesar Badam Pista Ghari made from milk, sugar, elaichi, kesar, almonds, pistachios, nuts, gram flour, wheat flour, ghee

The entrance of the house is decorated with toran (hanging of Ashoka or Mango leaves).It is considered extremely auspicious as it is believed that it keeps the evil spirits and negative energy at a bay. It is also believed that tying the leaves can make the house owner's desires come true.Green color of the leaves is so soothing and refreshing to the mind which helps to lower anxiety.Air is purified when it is filtered through the leaves.Green leaves absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This helps in keeping the surrounding atmosphere clean and hygienic. 

Toran made from Ashoka Leaves

Ashoka is a Sanskrit word which means “without sorrow”or Tree of Happiness. The tree is acclaimed as woman-friendly as it can drive away all the pain and sorrow of the woman through its capability of gifting good health.

The Ashoka tree is worshipped in the Chaitra month, the first month of the Hindu calendar by Hindus. In Ramayana, Sita Mata was brought to Ashoka Vatika, Lanka by Ravana. Lord Hanuman first met Sita Mata in Ashoka Vatika, the garden of Ashoka trees.

Astrology has great significance of Ashoka tree:

 - The tree takes away the pain and sorrow of the individual and brings name, fame, and prosperity in    his/her life.   

- Ashoka tree is used to solve the money problem, marriage problem and minimize Mangal dosha and to perform spiritual practices.

 - Remedial Solutions for the individuals who are facing money problem is to grow Ashoka tree in the garden of the house and pour water daily. 

- Bring the roots of the tree on Sunday and do Abhishek of Gangajal on the roots. After that, the roots should be kept in a safe place. By doing so the way of success gets open for individuals.

- Another powerful tip from Expert Astrologers to solve marriage problems is to bring 7 leaves of the Ashoka tree and keep it in the temple of the house and sprinkle sandal water on it. The leaves have to be kept under the Peepal tree on the next day. After this, you need to bring another seven leaves. This process has to be continued for 40 days. By doing this you would probably see the change in your married  life or the problem of delay in marriage can be resolved.

- Offering the bark of the Ashoka tree to Lord Hanuman every Tuesday would likely minimize Mangal Dosha present in the Janampatri of an individual.

 - You are likely to see success in life if you chant mantra sitting in the east direction under the Ashoka tree.

 - If you light a ghee lamp under this tree, it is likely to attract good health and wealth in your life.
You would have a positive atmosphere in the house by hanging the Toran of the Ashoka leaves on the main door. This is why the Toran of Ashoka leaves is hung on the main door of the house before performing puja or during the auspicious ceremony.

Diwali 2021 will be observed on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Deepavali Lagna Puja on Thursday, November 4, 2021
Vrishchika Lagna Muhurat (morning) - 07:36 AM to 09:55 AM
Duration - 02 Hours 19 Mins

Kumbha Lagna Muhurat (afternoon) - 01:41 PM to 03:08 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 27 Mins

Vrishabha Lagna Muhurat (evening) - 06:09 PM to 08:04 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 56 Mins

Simha Lagna Muhurat (midnight) - 12:39 AM to 02:44 AM, Nov 05
Duration - 02 Hours 05 Mins

Amavasya Tithi Begins - 06:03 AM on Nov 04, 2021
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 02:44 AM on Nov 05, 2021

Vrishchika Lagna (Scorpio) - Vrishchika Lagna prevails during early morning on Diwali. Lakshmi Puja during Vrishchika Lagna is most suitable for temples, hospitals, hotels, schools and colleges.

Kumbha Lagna (Aquarius) - Kumbha Lagna prevails during afternoon on Diwali. Lakshmi Puja during Kumbha Lagna is suitable for sick people, people in debt, those who want to get rid of bad influence of Lord Shani, those who are losing money in business and have accrued huge debt in business.

Vrishabha Lagna (Taurus) - Vrishabha Lagna prevails during evening on Diwali. Lakshmi Puja during Vrishabha Lagna is the most suitable time for those who stay in family, married, having kids, salaried and businessmen engaged in all sorts of work. This is the most significant Muhurta for Lakshmi Puja on Diwali.

Simha Lagna (Leo) - Simha Lagna prevails during mid-night on Diwali. Lakshmi Puja during Simha Lagna is the most suitable time to appease Goddess Lakshmi for hermits, saints, world renouncers and Tantrik communit

So blow away your Covid blues and lighten up your life this Diwali.

Wish you all happy and prosperous Diwali !!!

Wednesday 6 October 2021

Queen Of Hills


Boys and Girls Get ready for Lights Camera Action !!!

Its Dandiya Time !!!

 Get your Dandiya sticks ready

Dandiya is a traditional dance performed primarily in western India prominently in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is performed mainly during the Hindu festival, Navratri. 

All Set

Look whom I met in Navratre in Mumbai

Falguni Pathak who is known for her musical compositions, mainly her music based on traditional Gujrati folk music making her also known as the Dandiya Queen. She is also recognised as a ‘Queer Icon’ and referred to as the “Indian Madonna” an outcome of her unconventional dressing style.

Devotees celebrate Navratre with dandiya and garba in Gujarat and Mumbai, whereas in North India Jagran,Mata Ki Chauki and bhandara are organized.


In Gujarat in the evening after performing aarti ladies, gents and children perform dandiya and garba till late night.


Pooja performed in Delhi

Aarti performed at the end of the Pooja and then bhandara (distribution of prasad)

 These nine days are the most colorful and high spirited occassion.

Navratri Day 1 (Pratipada) - October 7, 2021 (Thursday)
Navratri First Day Goddess - Maa Shailputri

Dwitiya (Navratri Day 2) - October 8, 2021 (Friday)
Navratri Second Day Goddess - Maa Brahmacharini

Tritiya (Navratri Day 3) - October 9, 2021 (Saturday)
Navratri Third Day Goddess - Maa Chandraghanta

Chaturthi - Navratri Day 4 - October 10, 2021 (Sunday)
Navratri Fourth Day Goddess - Maa Kushmanda

Panchami - Navratri Day 5 - October 11, 2021 (Monday)
Navratri Fifth Day Goddess - Maa Skandmata

Sashti - Navratri Day 6 - October 12, 2021 (Tuesday)
Navratri Color of the Day - Purple
Navratri Sixth Day Goddess - Maa Katyayani

Saptami - Navratri Day 7 - October 13, 2021 (Wednesday)
Navratri Seventh Day Goddess - Maa Kalaratri

Ashtami - Navratri Day 8 - October 14, 2021 (Thursday)
Navratri Eighth Day Goddess - Maa Mahagauri

Navami - Navratri Day 9 - October 15, 2021 (Friday)
Navratri Ninth Day Goddess - Maa Siddhidatri

This navratri, get blessings from Maa Durga.

 Ambe Maat Ki Jai!!!





Sunday 19 September 2021


Anant Chaturdashi popularly known as Anant Chaudas. The sacred day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is called as the Lord of several avatars and the preserver of the universe.
19th September 2021 Lord Ganesha bids adieu to Earth, and Lord Ganesha devotees perform visarjan puja with a promise that Ganpati Bappa will return next year.

Anant Chaturdashi is the most significant day to worship Lord Vishnu in Anant form.Ananta in Sanskrit means eternal or endless.
On this day, devotees observe a day-long fast and tie a sacred thread 'Anant Sutra' to seek blessings for a prosperous and peaceful life.  

(My mom made these kupdi's today, now I have learnt this too and they look perfect in shape as well as in taste)

This day and puja was most dear to my grandmother nani "Nirmala" like her name which means Immaculate, Clean virtuous,Pure she performed this puja with full faith.I still remember she kept fast and made kupdi's which looked and tasted so yum.She never missed even a single fast or puja for this day.What may come. She surprised everyone with her grace and education.Born in 1925 she was well educated and spoke english with class, which was not common among other females as women were not allowed to get education at that time.Elegant lady with virtue.She will always be alive in my memories and life.

Monday 28 June 2021

A Delighful Gift


Thanks Lilac Beauty for sending me this lovely beauty box.

Come lets explore this box together

I am so happy to get this plant powered goodness of Lilac Beauty range

Each piece is handmade.All products are 100% natural and cruelty free.They all are freshly prepared products with the goodness of plants.They have all the locally grown and organic ingredients.

Saturday 26 June 2021

Know your Rights

2020 was the most weird and unexpected year for all since it was the start of a never ending pandemic Covid 19.But as soon as the lockdown lifted there was a big wave of construction work seen in our neighborhood. If you are facing the same and experienced some upheavals due to that, then do know about your rights.

Construction near your home can be a headache.From early-morning drilling to blocked sidewalks and street lanes, many residents are inconvenienced by it.

If you live in a flat or in duplex sharing common walls.And If during the construction work done by your neighbor and your property gets damaged, you can ask them to compensate for the loss suffered by you but if your neighbor refuses to pay you the amount then you can file a case under
Section 425 of IPC which states that whoever with intent to cause, or knowing that he is likely to cause, wrongful loss or damage to the public or to any person, causes the destruction of any property, or any such change in any property or in the situation thereof as destroys or diminishes its value or utility, or affects it injuriously, commits mischief.
You can file suit for declaration and mandatory injunction in a civil court as well.
You can claim damages in the same suit.

So next time you get your work done or a makeover become a responsible citizen and don't harass your neighbor.Involve them and discuss your plans in advance with them so that things work out peacefully without any fights, quarrels and disputes.

This information is only for educational purpose.Please do contact a lawyer for further information.


Sunday 13 June 2021

Summer's great pleasures


Homemade Mango Ice Cream

I love winters and monsoon, specially I like the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.I cant stand the heat of summers.But I enjoy summer's fruits like musk melon, water melon and specially mangoes.

Mangoes are the king of fruits. No doubt. There are so many varieties of mangoes and each have a distinct taste.Different states have different mango varieties and all are unique and delicious.

I made this mango ice cream at home for my loved ones and this time I used two varieties of mangoes. Safeda and Totapari which is tangy yet sweet. It is very flavorful, although the sweetness is less. 

The result was awesome, the flavors were just perfect and mouthwatering so if next time you are making mango ice cream at home add these two varieties of mangoes and enjoy.

Sunday 28 March 2021

Holika Dahan


Happy Holi !!!

Like last year this year also there are restrictions on the Holi celebrations due to covid.

Holika Dahan is performed to mark victory of good over evil.

It is beleived that King Hiranyakashyap asked his sister Holika for help, who had a special garment that prevented her from being harmed by fire. She sat on a bonfire with Prahlad, as the fire ignited, the garment flew from Holika and covered Prahlad. Holika was burnt to death, Prahlad came out unharmed.

Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha - half human and half lion, at dusk (when it was neither day nor night), took Hiranyakashyap at a doorstep (which was neither indoors nor outdoors), placed him on his lap (which was neither land, water nor air), and then killed the king with his lion claws (which were neither a handheld weapon nor a launched weapon).

Lets pray together that all our evils, ego and bad habits and negativity burn in this holy fire forever. We and our loved ones live a happy and prosperous life.

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Ponk Wadas

Ponk wadas yes....sounds interesting.

Ponk is the fresh Jowar grains and Ponk Wadas are the wadas made with jowar grains. Its the most healthy snacks in Surat. This green tender Jowar (sorghum) grain is available only during winter season in Surat, I have been told. There are numerous stalls specially selling these Ponk wadas there. No I did not travel to Surat for this but a very dear friend of mine specially sent this from Surat to me in Delhi. My friend specially arranged this pack of Ponk (sorghum), which is generally exported. Come lets explore how it was packed as the whole process was educating, exciting and very interesting.

I received it in this cloth bag.

Inside the cloth bag the sorghum were nicely mixed and packed with good quality wheat flour in a paper bag. This keeps the grain fresh and tender.And it can last for few days.

Then I nicely sieved the sorghum and separated the atta and then washed it repeatedly with water until its clean.

After cleaning is done it can be eaten as such (the taste is good) or as bhel or as wadas. Like I made it.And trust me the taste was very special, which I have not tasted before ever. Its simply awesome and delicious. I am blessed to have such a caring friend, Thanks !!!

Sunday 14 February 2021

Love is in the Air

 Happy Valentine Day to All

Enjoy your day with your soulmate, best friend or yourself 

(Love yourself, pamper yourself, you are worth it)


I believe 365 days are valentine day if you respect and care for your partner.

 What's most important is pure feelings.Love can be with anyone.


Dog Lover's distributed this new dog house and comfy mattress for the street dogs so that they dont shiver in the cold anymore


Comfort assured for the little one's


 Simba enjoying hot milk and bread in the evening




Saturday 30 January 2021

The Elixir Of Life

 My 2021 started on a good note.I received this wonderful hamper from Dalmia Tea.

I love to drink tea and I don't mind a couple of cups of a good tea.It gives me inspiration and motivates me to deliver my best.

I love all these variants of tea sent but what stands out the most is their newly launched most finest collection - Darjeeling Tea bags.

The first sip of this tea reminds me of the tea gardens, the greenery and freshness , its simply amazing.

If you are a tea lover like me then its a must try once in lifetime.

Hope Dalmia Tea sends me much more such surprises.

Sunday 3 January 2021

A Beautiful Offering In New Year

 We meet so many people in our lives.Some leave an impact and others come and go.One such lovely friend I met, not exactly met but communicated and I feel connected to her. We share same birthday date and our thoughts and feelings gel together. Anna Brijbala you are a wonderful person and a great friend. Yesterday she shared this beautiful offering for the new year - an invitation created by her daughter and son yesterday on New Year’s Day.

It reminds me of Sound of Music. Its impactful, refreshing and revitalizing. 

The bond between the brother and sister reminds me of my similar bond with my brother.

My brother is very creative and has love for animation and camera. He beleives in perfection and does not rest until he achieves the desired goal.

I wish Tara & her brother all the best.

Friday 1 January 2021


 Happy New Year


I wish this year we get more reasons to smile and celebrate.

Celebrate Life.

Please dont hurt anyone, their feelings.

Trust in God

Have Patience

Spread Cheer and Good will