Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunset at Haji Ali - Mumbai

I guess, it's the best view in the evening when you get to watchout Sunset at Haji Ali Dargah
It's so peaceful.. People says whoever makes a wish out here, their wishes comes true.
Hope your wishes also come true in the coming new year...:)

Happy and Prosperous New Year - 2014

Wishing you everyone a Happy and Prosperous New year - 2014
May this coming year brings Happiness and Peace in your life
Enjoy blogging

Can you find 4 differences - P.A.U.S Acitivty

Can you find 4 differences in the below picture?

The answer is
Scroll down for the the answer
  • Man with unclean stubble
  • Expression of the girl
  • Words saying Wow! Who is he? to Eww! What is he?
  • Free is crossed
The answer says it all. Women always admire the clean shaven look.
Beware guys!!! If you are planning to impress any girl, you know what you should do...:)
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Friday, December 27, 2013

Securing my child's future

The moment when my baby was born, a sense of responsibility with the tender love for her made me realise on making her future secured.

There are so many things when I consider her future to be secured - Physically, emotionally, mentally, financially - everything plays a vital role.

Sometimes I think, what will her future be? As the days pass-by, the expenses will gradually increase. Nowadays it becomes difficult to afford anything, nothing comes easily.

If I become a santa and can gift her only 5 things, then I would gift her -

Health - Give her the best nutrition for her growth so that she doesn't fall ill and the best health plan that can help her stay in good health

Emotional - Freedom to take her own decisions, and guide her to take right decision and respect her decisions - this helps her become independant in the long run

Financial - Financially secure her future by investing in real estate that will help her earn a regular income through rent and take some financial policies/FD's which help her financial needs as and when she would require to liquidate it.

Physical - Educate her on sports and group events that would teach her leadership skills and be a teamplayer.

Education - Give her basic education and let her choose her future.

Above all, all I could do is to pray and always be there for her as a pillar of strength and advisor.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Lovely - Yellow Blossom

Eye catchy - Yellow blossom ( Fell in love with this flower)


Monday, December 23, 2013

My Amazing Dove "MAD" Experience

Dove Guessing Game with my best friend

After my marriage I got shifted to Mumbai.. Till my baby was born my only best friend was my husband. But now my baby is my everything - my best friend, my mamma, my granny. We do lot of things during the day. We play, sing, dance - do everything possible together.

My Tiny little best friend is just 2 1/2yrs but she's more fasinated about fashion - loves standing in front of the mirror and dressing up. Though she doesn't have much hair she tries to act like her Mamma. When I put nail polish, she is always ready with her princess chair waiting for her turn. I love photography and she loves it too.

Here is a pic of her, trying her photographic skills with Dove.
Sharing the best pic taken by my daughter
My experience with my daughter is the craziest thing that has happened to me. To be a child with her, reminds me of my childhood days. Singing all her favourite rhymes has become my favourite pasttime, while giving her bath - playing in the water, splashing around... its a feeling just out of the world.

Sometimes she becomes my Mamma and tells me if you dont eat then I will give it to "crowee"... ha ha ha

This relationship between us is irreplaceable. When I'm feeling sad and my husband is not around, she is always there to console me. Her words "Rhea is there naa.." Cute at the same time so mature.

Craziest thing which we did recently is running on the beach and collecting handful of sea-shells and pebbles and making castle for her two ducklings and my poor husband had to carry the baggage while we were having fun...:)

I thought why not try the Dove test with my best friend who I laugh, play, have fun with - My little daughter. She will be the best one to judge. She didn't want the ribbon to be tied but instead I had to wear it and she took the Dove soap.. and started giving me a "bathu bathu".

After making me wash my face she actually complimented me saying "Mamma your skin is so soft". It was an instant and innocent remark.

 (As there was a problem in uploading the video, I uploaded using "Insert image" that made a png file)

This entry is for the contest Guessing game with my friend #DoveFaceTest


Gift for my Daughter

Being a mother, first thing which comes to my mind when I think about my daughter is how I can secure her future.

My daughter is just 2 1/2yrs old but when I ask her what do you want she says I want I-phone. Now itself the demand is so high, then what about in future.

If I become santa and get a chance to gift her 5 things which can secure her future, then I would gift her
  • Education plan from a reputed Insurance company which promises and helps my daughter's education.
  • 2 houses - one for her to stay and the other for renting purpose ( rent money can be used for her needs)
  • Youngstar plan which helps my daughter's need
  • Fixed deposits and "N" number of Jewellery which helps during her marriage
  • Make some property where monthly income can be generated without much hassle.
Most of all, I would take a Insurance plan for myself - If anything happens to me, atleast that money can be of financial help for her future.

This entry is the contest for Blogadda - Playing Santa To Your Child!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Getting pampered with Natural's spa

Unshaven is Unbathed - women protest against unclean stubble

I was lucky one to get the slot and be a part of 12 special couples who gets pampered by Naturals - India's No.1 hair and beauty salon, where men gets a premium shave with a complete makeover and women gets to enjoy the exotic foot massage with blogging it Live.

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Me and my husband are slotted for 3- 4PM and we were invited by Harish and Blogadda team.
Enjoyed the exotic foot massage and my husband is still on the way of getting makeover.

Hope after the makeover, I can cherish the 8yrs back memories back again.

Unshaven look of my husband gonna get a complete makeover and am waiting for the new look.. Will post soon the snaps of that...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mishap - THE END of my Tablet

Electronics has progressed so much in the last few years and I believe the Tablet is one of the most adorable inventions. It has been a lifesaver since the day I got married... It has helped me in so many difficult tasks and I should clearly mention the one most terrible task "COOKING". It was the first gift from my husband.

I enjoyed each and everyday with my Tablet coz when I was alone, it was always there with me. My second Husband....ha ha ha:)

When my in-laws were about to visit us.. the only option for cooking, was my life saver - TABLET, that helped me with recipes.

But one day tradegy struck and that was my last day with that tablet. It was our 1st Wedding anniversary. I thought, let me surprise him with something special. You know all husbands expect something unique on their anniversary.. though they always seem to forget to wish on that particular day.

When he left for office, I started the preparation for the romantic candle light dinner. I bought some red roses, scented candles, special gifts for him and for the dinner menu... ummm tried to impress him with his favourite food and thought why not also prepare a hot choco lava cake for dessert.

In a place like Mumbai, one can imagine how small a kitchen is, and so I placed my tablet on the window's railing next to the stove so that I could view the recipe properly and started preparing the choco lava cake. I prepared the batter and kept it to bake and for the garnishing started melting  chocolate. Everything was ready on time. Kept everything ready but forgot to remove the tablet which I placed in the kitchen.

(That's Me in my Kitchen)

DING DONG..the door bell rang!! My hubby had returned from his office. With excitment ran to invite him..The moment I opened the door, all of a sudden something happened, a loud noise was heard from the Kitchen. We both ran to the the kitchen. Guess what? Entire kitchen wall was full of chocolate... for a second I was like.. Oh my God!

I thought I will surprise him with the delicious Choco lava cake, but there was another surprise awaiting for both of us . The tablet was no more. Tablet's Glass shield was broken into pieces and had fallen into the boiling water with the coating of chocolate. The entire kitchen was in a mess. Our anniversary night had become a nightmare for us. And that night went in cleaning up the entire kitchen.
This was my mis-adventure with my Tablet. Later he had to buy an another with no other choice.

Better way with Lenova

When I read the review of the Lenova. I was very impressed as it is very easy to use and its battery life of upto 18 hrs is much better than most in the market. The different modes of the tablet seems very ergonomical and useful.


I would like to narrate my personal experience, about my daughter who is just 2 1/2 yrs old but can still use the pad much better than myself. She is pretty good at the educational games and can maneuver through the pad with ease, except that holding it is uncomfortable for her and she needs to keep on re-positioning herself while using it.
(My daughter playing her games)
Drawbacks with the existing one
  • Whenever she tries to hold, it slips due to its weight
  • Whenever she tries to keep it at a tilt, it falls down. In order to make it stand she needs to support it against the wall and hence she is confined to the edges of the room or next to the furniture
  • Everytime it needs to be charged as the battery runs low pretty soon.
With Lenova, all the above drawbacks take a back seat. After reading about Yoga Tablet, I have picturised my daughter having a Better-way and having more fun with it.

Lenova Yoga Tablet - Friendly One, Use it however you wish to.

Stand Mode - Enjoying her favourite cartoons, no need to look for a support.
 Hold Mode - My little angel watching her favourite songs and dancing managing it in her hand
Tilt Mode - Its the best mode for her to tap and play her games.

 And I think the same applies to my husband as well... :)

According to me, an Ideal Tablet would be one which has -
  • User friendly
  • Lite weight - shouldn't be too heavy
  • Within budget and economical
  • Easy modes for viewing
  • Latest technology
  • Water resistant and durable
  • Good battery life
  • Good Front and back camera 

This entry is for the contest Yoga Tablet, for more details visit - facebook.com/LenovoIndia

Monday, December 16, 2013

Leafy effect - Beautiful!!

God has created amazing things on earth. Everytime I passby, I get to see beautiful things around me which normally people tend to miss out..
Beauty - Against the wall

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Zooming On - Rough Texture

Somehow these pics catch my eye...
those tiny bushes

Focus on the Tree with the greenery at the background

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas is coming....

Christmas is much awaited... My daughter is awaited for her gifts from her santa..:)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Highlighting Green

These are few old pics which I had collected few months ago.. Love sharing it

Sunset in Marine Drive - Mumbai

It was awesome view at Marine Drive
Watching Sunset with the cool breeze blowing - Amazing experience
When I see this pic, I feel - it's a painting.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Making women to be stronger

Spark a change - Crime against women

Image courtesy: DNA

Giving education, motivating women, making them believe in themselves, fighting for their rights - All are trying their level best to motivate women but when will she actually get the freedom to live.

I would like to bring out one thing which is most important in this society - Crime against women.
Everyday in the newspaper there are hunderds of stories about women being raped, eve-teasing, assaulted, abortion, murdered for dowry. Enough is enough. How can we bring in change in the system. There are so many laws for these kinds of situations and many campaigns are being run for the justice and to safe guard women in all kinds of situations.

Earlier, elders used to say girls can't step out of their house during the night but now-a-days going out during the day is also a scary situation for a woman.

When you talk about a solution for the issue... Its like a black hole with no end. People need to stop THINK 'ing and start ACT 'ing!!!

According to me, there is only one solution which will be a effective in the long run and yes it will bring about a positive impact on society.

You cannot change a person's thought but bringing awareness and educating Men right from their younger days will bring about a difference. Kids should be taught right from a tender age to respect all people and treat others as they treat themselves. Ideas of a male driven scociety and only men being the bread winner of the family should be discouraged. Now-a-days women are at par with men.

This might be not be work instantly but as it is written time and patience mends broken chords.

Instant solution for the moment
  • Women should be guided to safeguard herselves ( karate or self defence).
  • When women stands for herselves thats when she gets the victory. The more she gets scared, more pain she has to go through.
  • Seek Law of justice.
This is the entry for the contest Stayfree & healthy day contest

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Trying my photographic skills at Church

Trying my photographic skills
Tried capturing Mother Mary focusing on the stair bars

Benches at the church

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Island Pineapple Breezer

MY TEAM: Island Pineapple

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The Island Pineapple flavour gets you into the mood and so its my favourite. It's the coolest thing to have on a sunny day on a Beach. This flavour reminds me of the monsoon season, when my Dad is to get those riped pineapple which had sweet and tangy taste. Island Pineapple reminds me of that moment which we used to spent together as family.

Apart from that, when you go to places like Goa  - with the Beach, Breezer and Best friends, what more you could ask for.

Goan Beaches bring to mind - hot Sun, Coconut trees, Goan songs played on guitars, hand crafted hats, sand castles, playing throwball and the list goes on. To make it a perfect vacation - a Breezer in hand.

Sharing few of the moods with Island Pineapple Breezer
Walking on the Beach in that silent whispers of the waves with Breezer in hand takes you into another world altogether 
Relaxing on the chair watching the sunset with a breezer in hand - its the coolest thing.
Playing pool with friends in a shack along the beach, with the warm sea breeze hitting you and sipping on your bacardi breezer - Awesome thing to happen
Dancing on the dance floor with friends with a breezer in hand gives a high on life


This entry is for the contest Catch the Flavour. For more details visit breezerindia.com


Pepper corns caught by my Camera

I was so excited to watch these pepper corns... enjoyed taking these pics

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Natural Protection and Remedies for Kids

To build the immune system of kids, there are few simple things in our day-to-day activities that needs to be taken care off. Along with this, being a mother, I would like share my knowledge with few of the remedies that can be helpful.
Four sections I would like to advice on the growth of kids
  • Firstly, guiding with the products which gives nutritive values that helps the kids growth
  • Secondly, Ideas to feed your kids with nutritious and delicious food
  • Thirdly, few Home remedies for your kids
  • Lastly, few of the DON'Ts or things to avoid

Guiding with the products which gives nutritive values that helps the kids growth
All the things like Food, Clothing, hygiene surrounding matters for their immune growth.

 Food : With a proper diet you can build the immune system of the kid. Following are few list of ingredients which is filled with Nutritous value like Vitamins, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Calcium, Minerals, Fibre.
  • Breast milk - It's full of nutrients and protects the baby from flu.
It can be used as the eye drops if a baby has eye infection. When there is nose congestion put 2 drops in each nostril. This is the best natural remedy.
  • Vegetables – Everyday vegetables that we use such as, Onions, carrots, radish, Beetroot, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Lady's finger, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes,Cabbage,Green Leafy vegetable - Spinach, methi all have some or other benefits.
Whenever you use these vegetables once you wash the vegetables add salt and soak it for a while. by doing this all the pesticides in the vegetables can be removed to a great extent. These vegetables are high in fibre, vitamins, proteins, Carbohydrates which helps to increase their immune system
  • Dairy Products - Milk, Curd, Cheese (not too much of intake ), Paneer, Soya tofu
  • Fruits - Orange, Watermelon, Apple, Muskmelon, Pomogranate, Chikku ,Banana, Papaya
  • Dal & Pulses – Red rice/brown rice, Dal & Pulses n sprouts of all kind, Oats, Wheat, Sabudana.
  • Fluids – Water most important one, Fresh Juices/buttermilk/ milk shakes as supplements
  • Dry fruits – Almonds, Cashew, Raisin, Pistachoe, figs ( good for motion), Dates ( good in iron content), apricot
Listing these ingredients are easy but when it comes to feeding the kids it is the biggest task. Taste matters. You need to put on your thinking cap and make delicious dishes for them.
Clothing, Hygienic surroundings - There are few other things which also matters
  • Cleanliness  - house should be clean and tidy
  • When kids play and come they should wash their hands with a good sanitizer
  • When feeding the infants utensils/ bottles should be properly sterilised
  • Apply mosquito repellent for prevention against malaria, dengue, etc.
  • Sufficient good sleep
  • Kids should be guided if they sneeze to cover their nose and mouth with a hanky
  • Wash their hands before a meal.
  • Washing their clothes with a few drops of Dettol.
  • Washing the floor with little dettol and lemon oil helps to reduce the germs that spread in the house.
Ideas to feed the kids with nutritious food

Nowadays kids are very fussy about homemade food. They are more into junk items like pizza, pasta, burgers etc. There has to be a real good presentation of the meal in order to make them have at home.

Here are few suggestions to add nutritive food to your food chart of the kids
  • If your kid doesn’t like any particular vegetable,say capsicum make a fine chop of that vegetable and add their favourite vegetable or can add a little cheese on it. They actually cannot notice that and slowly acquire the taste.
  • A fine powder of dry fruits and can be mixed with cornflakes or any other eatables that your kids prefer, along with bread and jam sprinkle this powder on the bread.
  • Fresh juice, if they dislike any particular fruit add it in their favourite juice (not too much otherwise they realize it) Gradually, it will get them to appreciate the taste.
  • To milk shakes and smoothies, adding fresh fruits with honey and dry fruits gives a power punch to their immune system.
  • Sprouts, vegetables, paneer/cheese can be stuffed in the atta and make stuffed parathas which can ensure that a good diet is attained. With dry fruits and little dry cocunut you can make yummy parathas
  • Soups – adding little garlic and ginger with fresh vegetables with readily available soups also makes a nutritious diet.
  • Mix sabudana, oats with some boiled vegetables and make them into cutlets, put it in a burger bun with little tomato ketchup. Kids will love it.
  • Boil some sweet potatoes add sweet corns, grated carrot, spinach – use wheat breadcrumbs and shallow fry it and make tasty nuggets for your kids.

For eg: My daughter doesn’t like much of curd, so what I did was to blend the curd, fresh fruits with honey and some sugar with dry fruits and put it into a container(which we had recently got when we purchased a smoothie) She felt that I had bought it from the store and loved it.

See to it that you include sprouts at least twice a week, You can make varieties using vegetables, dry fruits, fruits, chocolates – Think like kids then automatically your cooking becomes easy for you.

Home Remedies using natural ingredients

It is normal, kids fall Sick. It could be either because someone at school or in family is ill. How much ever careful you are, they still fall sick.

Here are few magical home remedies which can help to control the illness

Note : Magic Natural Ingredient

Nilgiri oil- Putting a few drops of nilgiri/eucalyptus oil on the shirt collar/ hand key which they use helps them against the germs which spread

Dabur chyawanprash helps your kid to gain immunity.

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Cough and cold
  • Having  Ajwain water (hot water of ajwain with Jaggery) helps reduce the cough and cold. Giving Ajwain hot fermentation using cloth also gives a great relief in case of chest cold.
  • Having a pinch of Turmeric with ½ tsp of honey gives a relief to cough and cold. And adding turmeric powder in the milk helps to reduce the cold.
  • Having ginger water with jaggery helps to reduce cold
  • Kadisakar ( camphored sugar rock) should be given - its good for cold

  • Take a pinch of saffron with 8-10 tsp of water, bring to boil and then add jaggery, giving this every 3hours 1 tsp of that syrup brings down the fever
Stomache & Gastric

  • A pinch of hing with a few drops of warm water applying near the stomach area reducing the stomache
  • Stomach upset – having fenugreek seeds(swallow 2-3 seeds) with buttermilk helps to reduce the upset in the stomach,
  • Warm water lemon juice and buttermilk helps to reduce the acidity
Ear Pain
  • Crush garlic and put it in the hot oil. Once it is warm apply surrounding to ear ( not inside the ear) gradually pain reduces
  • Crushing the fresh ginger and apply that juice over the forehead and resting for 15-20mins helps to reduce the headache.
  • Fresh fruit juice with some glucose added helps them to rejuvenate their body

Here are few DON'Ts, hope it helps
  • Don't use Maida instead use Wheat-atta while making white sauce for pasta
  • Instead of Sugar, use Brown -sugar or it can also be replaced by Jaggery
  • Instead of Maida pastas/noodles use Semolina / wheat which is much recommended
  • If your kid likes pizza, use Wheat base instead of Maida for the pizza 

This post is for the Contest - An Immune India. For more details - www.daburchyawanprash.com

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Never imagined to get this Click - Beautiful!!

Never thought I could get this pic as this beauty was quite far from the place where I was standing.
It turned out to be a beautiful click.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Regular Blossom - yet beautiful

Everyday we watch this flower on the roadside... but its beautiful as any other flower

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ambi Pur Set & Refresh - Lavender Vanilla and comfort REVIEW

Ambi Pur Set and Refresh had sent me Lavender Vanilla & Comfort fragrance.

I'm basically a Bangalorean born and brought up by Hindu culture and got married to a Goan with Christian Culture. There is a huge difference in living, food and lifestyle.  Everthing is new but I enjoy the new twist in my life, but when it comes to FISH... Oh!! Just can't explain.

As I am a Pure-veggie, smell of the fish is like a disastrous thing happening to me. Whenever my mother-in-law prepares fish, I just can't enter the Kitchen. I can't actually tell her how I feel when she fries the fish.( You know that typical upbringing...:))
Ambi pur helped me to find a new way of living. Once I received the sample I placed it in the kitchen.

Now with Ambipur I can actually can't sense that smell of the fish. Feels like happy place to be. Thanks for helping me out.
After using that I have tried Ambi Pur Blossom and breeze that is also very good