Celebrating my valentines day in Sailing boat with PlanBuddy

Love is eternal and so is the day it is celebrated on. So NO I am not late to wish you all. In fact, the reason I am posting this article about Valentine’s Day a bit late is because I was nostalgic about the way I spend my Valentine’s Day. Did you read my blog on Gift ideas for valentines day. Did you guys have a good time spending it with your loved ones or loved self? If you did or even if you did not do read on so that you could get some good ideas to spend a day the way I did, or may be just a good read to recommend to your friends or relatives.  Go on. Read about it in detail.

#Love flourish on #Valentine’s Day

Mesmerised, Astonishing, Wonderful, Beautiful, and how more amazing our love can be. Although just a day dedicated to this jaw-dropping feeling and to celebrate romance would not be enough. Although we celebrate life every day we do love Birthdays and we do party and have a good time with our family and friends and loved ones but we do celebrate life every single time. I guess all my readers would agree to that. With that point covered, coming back to my experience of the way I celebrated Valentine’s Day, how did you celebrate it? Some of my friends wrote to me that they went to a resort and just relaxed their way out to rekindle the romance with their partners. Some of them went to do paragliding and yes after reading my article about Tandem he made sure he checked it off his bucket list. He sure had a great time with his family there. Lastly some of my friends just sat back at home watching cricket or Netflix.

What my Imagination led to…

“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” This famous saying by one of the famous French philosopher made me think that how could I possibly bring my imagination alive and make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one. So I grabbed a pen and paper and started jotting down my options that me and my better half would love to do. After several cancellations and scribbling and of course Google(ing). I went ahead with my heart and my heart said Mumbai. We have loved Mumbai since ever and the very essence of Mumbai is its proximity to the sea. So there I was my imagination put to good use, I finally had an agenda for a splendid Valentine’s Day.

The motive of celebrating vday

After getting the essentials and wearing something good for the lovely Valentine’s Day. We were on the move. Sailing at Colaba was the first thing on my agenda. So there we went sailing into the beautiful Mumbai Harbour. This even made me think about if I want to make sailing a bigger part of my life. Then I remembered I have so many places to visit and write for you people. A lot of pictures were clicked as memories need to be captured so that we could smile looking at them later. When we halted at Apollo Bunder we then decided to take some time to see the classic monuments of our nations. Something never age they say and the Gateway of India has not been any less fascinating since ever. The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Bombay, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911 and continues to amaze us all and make every Mumbaikar proud.

PlanBuddy – the saviour

After clicking the classic picture at Gateway of India we still hadn’t got enough of our sailing adventure. But we weren’t planning to do the same thing again because what’s the fun in that, right? So we decided to go private this time. Hire a private boat and go sailing. But as they say sudden plans also need to be planned. Everyone wanted to enjoy the Mumbai waters and unfortunately for us the Private Boats were booked. Thankfully I did my research well and I ended up with something called as PlanBuddy. Now PlanBuddy is a company that helps us plan our outings by giving certain options and discounts. It worked wonders for me and I finally had my private sailing for two hours. They booked for us a Grey eagle named private sailing boat meant just exclusively for us. Those two hours with the breeze kissing my cheeks and away from all the hustle-bustle of our lives. I could rekindle my romance with my partner and feel the happiness that, that particular romantic moment got for me.

Of Women and Shopping…

From that beautiful sailing experience we went on to shop something as Jewellery is something that is very fascinating at Colaba. After a few hours of window shopping I could not find anything exclusive or something I was looking for. There was nothing in particular on my mind but as we strolled through the shops we did talk a lot and I was sort of enjoying it more than shopping. As they “Sometimes” Women are unpredictable. But everything was so eye-catchy and having a “YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WEAR THIS” tag kept a heavy weighted stone on my heart and I went on and bought myself a nice dress and some very authentic Afghani Earrings. Oh!! They were gorgeous. shopping at colaba causeway

The mandatory…

A Valentine’s Day Date without a dinner? Sounds incomplete right. So as Plan buddy had decided  to complete the date with some good food and yes a mandatory Valentine’s Day Dinner Date. Colaba has been an excellent option for food with loads of classy restaurants to choose from. The Table Restaurant is what Plan buddy opted for. This is one of the best restaurants serving some really good and tasty food with best options for Vegetarians, Non-Vegetarians and Eggetarians as well. So why did they choose this restaurant? Recently, I had read that the Table restaurant has recently opened their farm to the public with hands-on workshops where alongwith Adrienne Thadani of Fresh and Local, participants discuss design of the farm, build permaculture beds, plant seeds and transplant seedlings, and end with a lunch made of freshly harvested crop from the restaurant. So i suggested them and we had our dinner there.

As Calm as it could be…

After having lip-snacking dishes and desserts to savour our taste. Just when he thought it’s over I had to add a personal touch. So just after travelling for some further distance we landed up at Marine drive. There we spoke about how we used to celebrate our Valentine’s Day to how much we enjoyed today. Being thankful to what we are today we enjoyed the beautiful view of Marine Drive, singing some classic Valentine Day Special Songs. It was so calm, so peaceful there that we kept talking for hours and found ourselves trapped in that moment of Love.

Memories to live with…

As much as we did not want the day to end we all just have 24 hours to spend no matter how good or bad it possibly could be. As we came back home we were very tired and exhausted (as anyone would think we would be). But honestly we had enjoyed every moment to the fullest with loads and loads of memories captured not only on camera or our phone but also in our minds till we last. Those memories which we would live with and cherish always. I hope you all do something like this and grab some memories to cherish and live with and hey once again a very Happy Valentine’s Day.  And yes last but not least i gifted him 3D lithophane gift which is very close to our heart.  THANKS  to Plan buddy for the special planning to make my valentines a sailing and special one.3D GIFT FROM VURO

Celebrate Holi festival with homemade organic Colors in 2018

Holi festival is called as a festival of colors; it signifies the good over evil. People all over India celebrate this festival with great fun and joy. Holi festival is celebrated by burning woods as a bonfire in front of our house, which is related to burning of Holika, also called as Holika dahan. This was a historical event in hindu culture and tradition.  On the very next day of Holi which is called as Dulhendi, people celebrate by smearing each other with Colors especially Gulaal and also splashes colored water and water balloons at each other. This festival is celebrated in the remembrance of fun Krishna used to have playing Holi with the gopis at Gokul. Although I enjoy the splash of colors and this colorful festival but I am always scared of the chemicals used in the colors. The Holi colors available in the market are very harmful and are made up of harsh chemicals, most of them are made up of oxidized metals and industrial dyes which can cause serious health and skin issues. However, this should not discourage any of us from celebrating such a fun-filled festival and should not restrict us sitting at home instead to be more protective and alert I suggest people to opt for Non Toxic, organic and natural Homemade Holi Colors. Many stores now offer natural colors but you can also make them at Home. Here are some of the Eco friendly, natural and Herbal Homemade Holi Powder recipe’s which are very safe for everyone including kids.

HOLI COLOURS    One of the basic methods of creating Holi color powder is mixing any flour (maida or wheat) with food colors, but even food colors do have chemicals nowadays so it is better to opt for natural one. Check out how you can make good organic holi colors at home.

  1. Red Color-

Red Color signifies sensuality and purity. In India, red color signifies a lot of things like it is the most preferred color for marriages and birth of child, even Women wear’s a Red bindi/tilak during festivals and ceremonies. You can use Red SandalWood Powder or Raktachandan as a red Holi color powder. Also, you can mix dry rose petals powder with corn flour to make red color and also Red Hibiscus flower dried in the shade can be used in the powder form. To get the Wet Red Color you can add water to above powder till it gets into a uniform solution.  Best way to get easiest red colour is to make beetroot juice  plus cornflour paste ,dry it under sun and then powder it to get fresh color.

  1. Green Color-

Green Color signifies life and happiness. To make a natural Green Holi Color Powder mix an equal quantity of pure Henna Powder with flour. To make wet Green color take fresh neem leaves and boil them in water, allow the mixture to cool and remove the excess water then dilute the remaining mixture as per requirement. To make in excessive quantities take all green leaves from garden and paste it and dry it under sun ,after drying just crush the paste with your hand and get uniform powder.

  1. green organic powderYellow Color-

Yellow Color signifies knowledge and learning. To make Yellow Holi Color Powder mix two part of turmeric powder with four parts of besan flour. For a water based color, boil Marigold flowers along with the pomegranate peels in water.


  1. Blue Color-

Blue Color signifies bravery and determination. To make natural Blue Holi Color Powder dry and powder the Neeli gulmohar or Jacaranda flower which blossoms in summer. For water based Blue Color crush blueberries and soak it in water. jacaranda leaves

  1. Brown Color-

Brown Color can be used as substitute to Black Color since many consider black color as inauspicious. To make natural Brown Holi Color Powder, mix 1 part of Henna Powder with 4 parts of Amla Powder. 

         6. Black color-

Though not considered auspicious for festival, This is easiest to make as it helps to purify your skin . yes i am talking about charcaol powder, its harmless and purify and clean your skin.

black charcoal powder


TIps: Since most of natural colors are made using fresh vegetables and flowers, so they easily get spoiled. To keep them stay keep them in refrigerator or use then fresh. Each person or infant is different, before applying color, always do a patch test.

If we a citizen of India understands the ill-effect of synthetic colors and use organic colors, we will not only ensure a safe celebration for our friends and relatives but also will feel happy to have contributed for well-being of environment too.

For Nature Pixel Organic and Natural Holi Colors made by Disabled people you can call/whatsapp 9910208007 or can write at [email protected]. It contains a pack of 3 colors each of 100gm for rs.260. The colors are made naturally by disabled people and the flowers they use are collected from the temple.

Holi is the festival of celebration and relishing food. Different communities in India celebrate Holi by preparing different Holi special food. The most popular and loved by all is Thandai with addition of Bhaang. North Indians prepare Shakarpara’s and gujjias while Maharashtrians make puran poli and Gujaratis make sweets like kheer, basundi and Halwa. Here present few Holi special dishes for Holi festival. Do read my blog on makar sankranti special recipes.

  1. Apple Coconut Kheer for Holi festival


1 peeled and grated apple

½ cup grated coconut

1 and ½ cup milk

½ cup condensed milk

1 tsp ghee

2tbsp sugar

Few dry fruits for garnishing



Heat the ghee in a pan and then add grated apple in it. Stir it until the apple part becomes semi-dry. Turn off the flame and allow it cool on room temperature. In another pan keep the milk on boil till it reduces ¾ of its volume. During this process stir sometimes in between and then add condensed milk. Allow it to boil for few more minutes and taste the sweetness if required then either sugar or condensed milk. Add the dry fruits. Mix well and cook for few more minutes. Turn off the flame and take the prepared rabri in a bowl and allow it to cool on room temperature. Then add the cooked apple. Mix it well and keep it in refrigerator and serve chilled.

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Tip: With the normal apple kheer I have added a twist by using coconut which not only increases the taste of the dish but also have anti-viral, anti- bacterial properties in it. It’s great for hair and for skin. This dish is highly nutritious with vitamins and minerals in it.


2. Sugarcane Juice Kanji Wada-


Sugarcane juice 250ml

Asafoetida (hing) ¼ tsp

Water 750ml

Red chilli 1/4tsp

Mustard seeds 2 tsp

Soaked urad dal 1/4cup

Salt to taste

Oil to fry


Mix entire sugarcane with the considered water. Then add salt, hing, mustard seeds and red chilli powder one by one and stir it properly. Keep this ready kanji (drink) one side for 2 to 3 days when it becomes sour. After 3 days when the kanji becomes ready then we will fry and add wada to the kanji (drink). To make the wada’s, blend the soaked dal in a grinder by adding few water while grinding. When the mixture gets grind completely, whisk it and then from this batter make the wada and put them in the heating oil. While making the wada the batter should not be very thick else the wada’s will not be soft. Fry the wada’s in the boiling oil and then mix them in the ready Kanji. Serve it cool.

sugar cane kanji wadaTip: Normally Kanji wada are made using water but to give extra taste and energy I have used sugarcane juice. Sugarcane juice Kanji wada is a unique combination of sweet and sour taste. It works as a great appetizer. If you don’t like sweet kanji wada you can use water in place of sugarcane juice. Be careful to keep the kanji in clean place, otherwise it may get contaminated.

  1. Thandai Mousse-


2 tbsp Thandai Masala (available in market or can be made at home)

2tsp china grass in powdered form(optional)

1 cup milk

2 tbsp sugar

1 cup whipped cream

Few drops lemon juice


In a small pan add milk and china grass powder and ½ cup of water. Heat the pan and keep stirring the ingredients on medium flame. Allow the mixture to boil. Once the china grass starts dissolving add sugar and stir it properly. Now add the Thandai masala, and while adding stir it continuously. Allow the mixture to boil on slow flame till it starts thickening. One the mixture gets thickening sieve the entire mixture into a bowl (u will find undissolved particles of china grass left). Now take the strained mixture into a steel bowl and then keep it on a vessel containing ice cubes till the mixture gets cool completely. After that whisk the mixture thoroughly avoiding any lumps to form and then add whipped cream and lemon juice and whisk it properly. Take the ready Thandai Mousse in serving glasses and allow it to deep freeze for few hours before serving.

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Tip: Thandai is very rich and healthy drink since is rich in dryfruits especially almonds and pistachios. Thandai Mousse is an Indian festive twist to classic western dessert mousse. It is a complete nutritious delight. Bhaang can be added to Thandai for intoxicating effect.

  1. Dhuska-


1 cup soaked chana dal

2 cup basmati rice

3-4 chopped green chillies

Few curry leaves

Few garlic chopped (optional)

Salt to taste

Pinch of turmeric

1/3 cup water

Chopped coriander leaves

1 medium chopped onion(optional)



Soak rice and daal for 4-5 hours. Grind chillies and garlic together. Make the paste of daal and rice mixture but it should not be very fine. Mix all the ingredients well. Heat oil in a pan then take a round spoon which you use for dosa. With the help of that spoon release the batter gently one by one. Allow it to fry golden brown from both the sides. Serve it hot.

holi festivalTip: This dish is originated at Bihar and Jharkhand. It is best served with aloo curry and green chutney. It tastes crunchy and is can be mild sweet if you add sugar to it.

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“Little Girls with Dreams Become Women with Vision” is a true saying, if you have dreams and a determination to fulfill it, you will definitely achieve success in life. We all have a Wonder Woman inside us, the only thing is we ourselves have to pull it out, Women’s just have to know, their Strength lies in what and then should give 100% to cultivate it. So let’s get motivated on this women’s day.

As Women, We Must Stand Up For Ourselves. As Women We Must Stand Up For Each Other. As Women, We Must Stand Up For Justice Of All. Believe in yourself so strongly that the world can’t help but will have to believe in you.

Around the World, today Women have more Power than ever before. Gone are the days when Women were considered no match for all-powerful men in this world. Whether it is Film industry or in the field of Sports, be it in the field of medicines or in Research field everywhere Women’s have proved themselves as better than Men’s. Men still dominate decision making but still we have found an ample of growth in the number of Women in several sectors like in Parliaments and Cabinets, formal employment and education or in judiciary and police force, you will hardly find any sector where you get the absence of Female as a member. But still Women in public life are often subject to sexism and prejudice.

Woman achiever is one who can build a castle with the bricks other has thrown at her. India too has its own pool of bold and fearless Women who have achieved a benchmark not only in India but also overseas. Here I am going to list about such great and Successful Women’s, who with their Hard work and Dedication have achieved such a great heights in their life. So, here is the list of Top 10 Women Entrepreneur of India to follow on this women’s day.

1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw :Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

She is the founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited. Biocon was started in 1978 and started its evolution from an industrial enzymes manufacturing company to a fully integrated bio-pharmaceutical company. Under the leadership of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Biocon is a leader player in Biomedicine Research.


2. Chanda Kochhar :Chanda Kochhar

Chanda Kochhar is the MD and CEO of India’s largest private bank ICICI Bank. She is widely known for her role in shaping Retail Banking in India. She was awarded with the Padma Bhushan one of the India’s largest Civilian honor for her pioneering work in the financial sector and effective leadership during financial crisis and supportive business practices.

3. Naina Lal Kidwai :NAINA LAL KIDWAI

Naina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian Woman to graduate from Harvard Business School. She is an Indian Banker, Chartered Accountant and Business Executive. She was also the first Woman to guide functioning of Foreign Bank in India. She was listed among the world’s top 50 Corporate Women from 2000 to 2003 by Fortune Magazine. She is one of the most successful and famous Indian Business Woman of today.


4. Ekta Kapoor :EKTA KAPOOR

Ekta Kapoor is a daughter of famous actor Jeetendra and is sister of bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor. She is JMD and creative director of Balaji Telefilms. She has created a name and fame for herself in TV serials and film production. She bagged the Hall of Fame award for her contribution in the entertainment world at 6th Indian Telly Awards 2006.  At present she is researching her hands in the sector of web series and is achieving success in that too. She has been termed as the most successful Women of the entertainment world.

5. Indra Nooyi :INDRA NOOYI

Indra Nooyi is the current Chairman and CFO of the second largest food and beverage business PepsiCo.  In the beginning of her career she held manger positions at Johnson and Johnson and the textile firm Mettur Beardsell. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named as president and CFO in 2001.


6. Neelam Dhawan :NEELAM DHAWAN

Neelam Dhawan is an iconic figure in Indian IT Industry. She is an inspiration for Women’s working in IT industry. She stepped her leg in IT world in early 1980’s when there was handful of Women in his industry. She is said to be a Woman with ‘never-say-die’ spirit.


7. Priya Paul :PRIYA PAUL

Priya Paul has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wellesley College, USA and is an Indian Business Woman. She entered her family Business and is currently the Chairperson of Park Hotels. She has been conferred with Padma Shri award by the Government of India on 26th January 2012. Priya has also opened a new branch of hotels called Zone by the park and is a 4 star branch of Hotels.


8. Ritu Kumar :RITU KUMAR

Ritu Kumar is one of the renowned women in the field of Indian Fashion Industry. She has carved a niche or herself in designing a variety of wardrobe’s including Indian wear, Formal Evening Wear, Traditional Wear, Swimwear etc. She has also designed the costumes of three Miss India winning pageants. She was awarded with Padma Shri by the Government of India in the year 2013.

9. Shahnaz Hussian :Shahnaz Hussain

Shahnaz Hussain is a well known name in the Herbal Cosmetic Industry in India. She has introduced number of herbal products and is CEO of Shahnaz Herbals Inc. Currently; her group has over 400 franchise clinics over the world covering over approximately 138 countries. In 2006, she was awarded with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

10. Indu Jain:INDU JAIN

Indu Jain is known by many different titles such as humanist, spiritualist, entrepreneur and an educationalist but she is most prominent and best chairman of Times Group. In January 2016 she was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. She is the perfect picture of the successful Indian Woman Enterpreneur.


Women’s like these are a true inspiration for all the other Women who strive hard to achieve great heights in their life. Considering them as your role model, each one of us can be there where they are today. All we need to have is complete faith in ourselves and will power to achieve our goals. International Women’s day is celebrated on 8th March every year.

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Fantastic Friday at the Classic Malts Selection Lounge at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

#LFW2018 is a classic example of how fashion has reached to a top level. Lakme fashion week tells you that fashion is what you wear, eat and what you drink. This is how we landed at the Classic Malts Selection Lounge AT LFW, where whisky turned the table into good chat and conversation between friends. Though I don’t drink, but learning about the heritage and history of single malts was a great experience.

With friends at CMSL AT LFW
Friends at CMSL AT LFW

Let me tell you the basics about whisky.

Whisky is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks made of charred white oak. It is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of all types of Whisky are the fermentation of grains, distillation and aging in wooden barrels.

Different kind of whiskey
Whiskey’s variety at CMSL AT LFW

Diageo hosted the VIP Classic Malts Selection Lounge at the event, and Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, Jamie Walker, was present, creating hand-crafted cocktails and conducting malt tasting sessions.

Jamie walker at CMSL At LFW
Famous Jamie walker

The Classic Malts Selection represents Scotland’s finest single malt whiskies from its four distilling regions, which are Islands, Highlands, Speyside and Lowlands. The most pre-eminent malts include Singleton, Talisker, Cardhu, Caol Ila, Clynelish and Cragganmore.

Classic Malt selection whiskey
Classic Malts Selection whiskey’s

Singleton of Glen Ord 12YO Single Malt:

The Singleton is a Glen Ord Single Malt Whisky and has a warm fruity flavor and is little silky sweet. Aged in ex American Whiskey and Spanish Sherry Cakes, it has won numerous Gold medals in the most prestigious spirits competitions in the world. It is a form of distillery founded in 19th century and uses traditional methods of production with in-house malting. It involves a very long fermentation with slow distillation and produces very unique single malt.

Talisker 10YO It is built by the side of Loch Harport of Skye by Hugh and Kenneth MacGaskill in 1830. It appears in a brilliant gold color and It has a rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavors. It has long, huge, warming and peppery in the finish with an appetizing sweetness. Talisker 10-year-old Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky is best enjoyed from rocking glass on the rocks.

Cardhu 12YO: It comes in golden honey color. It has well balanced flavor of sweet and appears fresh and has a pronounced drying effect. It is short in height and gives attractive and drying after taste. Cardhu12 year old is a generous multilayered malt whisky. It is rich and has fruity, honey and nut flavors.
It was a wonderful experience being a part of this tasting and experiencing the CMS Lounge, a great place for all guests to unwind between shows.

PS: In no way I promote that drinking alcohol is good .  This article is clearly for the event which  I attended with my friends at Lakme Fashion Week 2018


Valentine Day 2018 is on the way, and time to celebrate  the love between same minded people. Couples and lovers wait an almost entire year for this day to express their feelings because Valentine’s Day is considered as a perfect day when people show feelings of love, affection, and friendship. It is celebrated in different ways worldwide and falls on 14 February every year. When you are in love, every single day becomes worth celebrating, and if it’s Valentine Day, not a single day will be more special than this.

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a way to celebrate the romance in your life, it’s a day to rebuild the spark in your relationship. Whatever may be the scenario Valentine Day holds phenomenal importance in every lover’s life, and this is the reason, they want to spend this day in a such a way that leaves an everlasting impact over their better half.

The gift ideas are suited best for every stage of a relationship, whether you are married or not or are just friends or are gifting to your parents or cousins. Etc. While flowers and a heart-shaped box of chocolates will always be a classic thing but here I have come upon some budget-friendly Valentine Day 2018 gift ideas.

Latest Valentine’s Day Gifts for the couple

  1. A Homemade card will add more meaning if it is created by you personally instead of buying it from any shop. You can create a poem or a note of appreciation in your own words and can express love to the fullest.
  2. Couple t-shirts are latest in trends in which you can write your own feelings, any message or your pics. You can wear them wherever you go together and feel the best.
  3. Personalised photo albums are the one which you can give as a gift to your Valentine with Red roses and Heart shaped Chocolates to add extra effects. The Photo Album basically can include photos of couples, which can be arranged in the form of a story with beautiful and unique romantic messages.
  4. LED Pillows and photo frames are also very much in trend to gift your loved ones and it gives very classy and materialistic look.
  5. Name pendant to show your love for your partner can also be made for both.
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You can also gift a handmade sketch of you as a couple, build it in a frame. Think Artly is a unique platform that offers customized portraits crafted in digital fabrication and etched in wood. Each gift is a reflection of love for your near and dear ones. The brand recently launched their backlit photos, a seamless blend of carved portraits and lamps for the perfect decoration of your Home, shops, and offices. You can visit website to get better ideas.

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You can also include products for Naturma to gift your loved one on Valentine’s Day 2018. This Valentine gift your loved one delightful boxes of love that includes products like, aloe vera gels, shampoos, lotions, and face creams which are not only highly effective for your skin but are also natural and eco-friendly. Naturma products are 100% natural and Handmade and use organic certified ingredients.

Valentine’s Day 2018 Gifts for Men
  1. Personalised violate or pen– This is the things which are carried by Men’s daily and if you gift your spouse with such gifts engraved with couple photo or name will surely be liked by them.
  2. An Engraved Shaving Kit– A shaving Kit is one of the certain things which Men’s use almost daily and if you gift your loved one this as a gift having the initials engraved with the personal touch will surely make your Men fall in love for you daily.
  3. A SprezzaBox subscription– This subscription Box is perfect for any guy who loves to dress perfectly every day for work. Typical items you can include in this Box are ties, socks, violate, handkerchief or grooming products, etc.
  4. Blueberry Bliss Combo– you can gift him with a Naturma Men’s combo which includes Blueberry Body Wash and Body Lotion, which provides aromatic scent.
Valentine’s Day 2018 Gifts for Women
  1. Birchbox– Meet Birchbox is a subscription service that provides a box with a selection of beauty products for her every month that ship straight to her door, you just have to mention the proper address. Every time her package will arrive she will think of you.
  2. Sterling Silver Jewellery– Jewellery and Valentine’s Day is a perfect fit. Sterling Silver Jewellery is something unique and is latest in trend to gift your Valentine. You can Check different designs of Jewellery from Aliame. The look and feel of its products are just adorable and eye-catchy, you just can’t resist purchasing. The sterling silver pendant which symbolizes the connection between two lovers features with 10 single cut diamond accents, which will surely sparkle when paired with any outfit.
  3. Diamonds– You will hardly find any women who don’t love Diamonds. Diamonds are said to be females weakness. If you want her to remember you and love you always and forever gift her with Diamonds on Valentine’s Day.
  4. A Cream Trio of Naturma Products– you can gift her with a gift hamper which includes a Day and Night Naturma face creams and a hand cream which will rejuvenate her skin and make her feel special.

Don’t forget to tell your Valentine you love them, because probably that will be the best gift of all on such a special day.

Valentine’s Day 2018 is just around the corner. It is the most Romantic day of the year, whether you are spending the day with someone special or getting together with friends, the pressure comes on how to celebrate in stylish and some unique way.

List of things Couples can Do and spend the Valentine’s Day

  1. Spa Day– A couple can together enjoy and have a relaxing Day at one of the best Spa in your area. You can ask for a special Valentine’s Day 2018 service. Some Spas also gives extra goodies such as flowers and chocolate dipped strawberries as a complimentary for a couple to make the Valentine Day more special.
  2. A Romantic Gateway– The gift of Rest, Love and Peace is always appreciated especially for a working couple who hardly get quality time to spend together and if it is given on Valentine Day, you will definitely won’t like to miss being with your partner and go to that extra mile to make them feel loved and special. Find a beautiful place and pair it up with a Romantic Candle light dinner, to make your Valentine fall in love with you over and over again.
  3. First Date Place– When Men remembers details of their relationship right from the beginning, women love this thing the most. I being a woman can understand this feeling in the best way. I will surely appreciate my husband if he takes me to the place of our first Date, order the same food and do the same things that generated first spark and blossom the root of love and romance in our relationship.
  4. To fulfill a long-awaited wish- No other day can be as special as Valentine’s Day to fulfill your partner’s wish. Be it a gifting him/ her with his/her favorite thing or do something special for her.
  5. Go for a long adventure Ride– Taking your partner on a Romantic adventurous ride will make him/her fall in love for you completely and strengthen your relationship which in turn helps create memories.
  6. But personalized 3-d gifts– 3D printed personalized Lithophane Lamps, keychains, night bulbs, Photo frames etc are the latest in trend and are loved by couples a lot.
  7. Go for a photo shoot– Spending Valentine Day together with a mesmerizing photo shoot on an amazing location is the latest one and is in full trend which is followed by the couples of all ages, this is one of the best ways to recollect the old and beautiful memories of past.
  8. Parasailing– Taking to the skies in a hot balloon and breathe in the spectacular sky and have the panoramic views from an extended height as far as your visibility, experiencing the freedom of being on top of the world, just can’t be express in words.
  9. Surprise your partner– one can decorate the house with red and white Balloons or can hire a Balloon decorator to decorate your house, decorate your house with beautiful floating candles of your partner’s favorite color and with flowers and prepare a special dinner personally which includes all the favorite foodies of your partner.
  10. Skydiving– With the name, some might find it risky, but the fact is, modern skydiving is as safe as driving to the airport to board the plane. The couple will surely enjoy the mesmerizing view from thousands of feet in the air, with nothing separating your eyes to view the fantastic vistas with the protective goggles.

Also, there is are several Valentine’s Day 2018 services and options given by Love Doodle in Mumbai which you can include and experience to make Valentine’s Day 2018 more special.

  1. Helicopter Ride– Valentine’s Day is a very special day to express love for your partner. So, dress up in your finest and take your partner to an amazing Helicopter ride and make her feel special. On Valentine’s Day 2018 you can book a private helicopter ride for 10 or 15mins and surprise your love with some beautiful and memorable memories. This private experience starts from Juhu and can take an Eastern Course or Southern Course. A special 1/2kg eggless cake is provided complimentary to ensure that the celebrations remain sweet.
  2. Helicopter RideDessert Butler Service– It is one of the best service provided by Love Doodle only in Mumbai.  An international set of desserts are created and served in style by experienced butlers at the service outlet in Powai. Your dinner table will be decorated with a red and white table-cloth with decorated candles with it. The food items they serve are the creations made from Ice Creams which are flown from France and some fresh bakes. They assure couple spend some amazing quality time with their partner. The service lasts for 2 hours.
  3. Dessert Butler ServiceCelebration on Island with Speed Boat: If you and your partner love water ride then you should opt for the speed-boat service of Love Doodle. They will arrange a speed-boat which will take you to a private island near Gorai where you will have a beautiful decor awaiting especially for you with romantic music, wine and snacks. All you need to do is spend this beautiful time dancing, talking, eating and creating some beautiful love-filled memories. This experience can be done in the morning – breakfast or in the evening – snacks. The time spent will be 2.5 – 3hrs.
  4. Singing Telegram: If you want to surprise your partner on Valentine’s Day 2018 with a musical message then you can book Singing Telegram service of Love Doodle. A Singer cum guitarist will be at their door at the booked time and will sing the songs which are pre-booked or our favorite of your loved one. He will sing 3-4 Bollywood songs for about 15-20mins for your Valentine. You can also add a bouquet of red roses and chocolates to make a complete Valentine surprise.
  5. Sailing: If you and your loved one want a private and special time to spend together with Sea, Sky and Snacks with wonderful decoration of Flowers and Balloons than your hunt ends on the Sailing service of Love Doodle. You will surely enjoy your partner’s company on a private yacht where there will be no one else, only the sea and some amazing memories that you will create. The private yachts start from Gateway of India and last for two hours.




  6. Digital Solo / Couple Caricature: If either of you or the two of you have a funny side and would like to capture yourself in a caricature then look no further as our artist will create a lifetime memorable Digital Caricature which you can save on your desktop/phone or even take a print and frame it.
  7. Book Lamp: If your partner loves camping or reading or if you want to have a romantic dinner date at home this lovely Book Lamp can help you with that just right light. Book lamp provided by Love Doodle is very portable, very easy to handle, comes with a chargeable battery with two color options.Book Lamp

All the Images are taken from Love Doodles Website.

You can also opt for more than one service of Love Doodle to make your Valentine’s Day 2018 full of anxiety, surprises and memorable for your partner.

Valentine’s Day 2018 is only a few days away and if you have a Valentine or planning to make someone as your Valentine, chances will surely fall in trying to plan a best and perfect day. The above ideas will surely help to plan an awesome day for your Valentine and make Valentine’s Day 2018 as a memorable one.

Over time, Valentine’s Day has become a societal norm to celebrate, couples of today have hardly faith in true love, they are just interested in make and break system. You will find lack of true love and feelings for each other between young couples today. For college students and youngsters, it has become a status symbol to have a Valentine. But still, a majority of people value their love and try there level best to make Valentine’s Day special for their loved one. Hope you all have a memorable and enchanting Valentine’s Day 2018.

Repeating myself  I would say Valentine’s Day is a very special day to express love for your partner. So, dress up in your finest and take your partner to an amazing Helicopter ride and make her feel special. On Valentine’s Day 2018 you can book a private helicopter ride for 10 or 15mins and surprise your love with some beautiful and memorable memories. This private experience starts from Juhu and can take an Eastern Course or Southern Course. A special 1/2kg eggless cake is provided complimentary to ensure that the celebrations remain sweet.

What does Kids Freedom mean for you?

Parvarish, a film released in 1977 starring Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna is a story of how a criminal’s son (Amitabh Bachchan) goes on and becomes an efficient police officer whereas a police commissioner’s son (played by Vinod Khanna) turns out to be a criminal dealing with diamonds to Mafia. The film shows the impact of Kids Freedom.

When I first saw this movie, I thought how that would be possible. This was a very dramatic typically a Bollywood example. A more relevant example in today’s world would be children of upper middle class and higher class suiciding due to the Blue Whale game. No, I am not stereotyping to any particular incident to high class and low class but what I mean here is if these kids own a smartphone in today’s world. They can have access to education and all the facilities then why is that these kids fall prey to such things??

What would be deciding factor for kids Freedom?

Have you wondered what could be the deciding factor of how children are Born and Brought up?

kids Freedom is a very important factor when it comes to deciding how their future would be like.

  • Would it be happy?
  • Would it be full of tension?
  • Would it even exist?

Kids Freedom does not just mean that their parents or whomsoever the guardian is, would let them do whatever they want to play, whenever they want to come back home as when they feel like. Kids Freedom mean giving them the freedom to live their childhood up to the fullest yet let not the innocence be taken away. Kids Freedom mean giving them all the facilities as well as liberties but also to keep a track that they do not misuse it. Today’s parents or guardians have a bigger challenge as they have to manage to have the time from the lives to keep a check on the day to day activities kids do and to advise or instruct them as to what is right and what is wrong.

kids freedom
Freedom your kids

I am sure a lot of you might agree to this that No person is bad only situations make him/her bad and if these kids are taught at a very young age that freedom can be used to tackle these situations well then problem like Corruption, Crime, Suicides would not stand a chance.

As our former President, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam rightly said, “The ignited minds of the youth is the most powerful resource on the Earth. I am convinced that the power of the youth if properly directed, will bring about transformed humanity by meeting its challenges and bring peace and prosperity.”

This blog post is a part of #LetsDiscussFreedom Blogathon hosted by I would like to thank Shruti Giri from for introducing me and I would now like to introduce Reetuparna http://www. and recommend you to read her views on the prompt, ‘What Does Freedom Mean To You’.

Freedom obviously means to do whatever you want as per definition. But have you actually thought about it? Are you actually feeling the essence of being free?  Ask yourself as no one can trap you until you want.

What Does Freedom Mean to Me

Freedom to me means to do multiple things without listening to others or accepting orders from them. When I asked my daughter what is freedom? The first thing she asks me what is it?? Now I take it in two ways… Good thing is that she is not trapped anywhere and feel safe and secure under our roof. But the bad thing is she doesn’t know actually the meaning of freedom.

If she is being stubborn on some things, and if I agree with her actions, she dances like a free bird. This means freedom for each individual differs.

Let me tell you one personal example, I was in S.Y. BSc and was selected for the project in inter-college competition and had to go to another college to take the model along with my teammates. Till F.Y. BSc my parents accompanied me for each n every project or any competition.

This was the first time I had gone alone to the biggest college of Mumbai and it was near the beach too. So after completing the project submission, my friend told us to go to beachside.

Freedom is…

Freedom to me
Freedom to me

I still remember the moment when I was flying like a free bird near the beach and my friends were laughing at my childish behavior. Only my bestie could understand the moment and she said ” today for the first time she is living for herself. This doesn’t mean that my parents didn’t take us to picnic. We always went to trips under the protective shield of our parents.

So to me, freedom means to do friendships with anyone, who works for us.

Sometimes people want it from pushy parents who keep on negating about what to do, what not to do.
But I feel over freedom to a child brings stubbornness and no respect for elders. So it should not be given as free air, rather it should be given in form of a drop of water, each drop is expensive and has meant it.


Freedom also can also cater to environmental problems like I feel I need it from Mumbai traffic which is creating the hell of our life. I also want freedom from pollution and population which is growing in India like swarming ants.


I want to get freedom from people who are heartless towards animals and go beyond limits to show their cruelty towards them.

Freedom from corruption, women harassment, and crimes in kids.

Freedom from blame games, unethical attitudes of people creating a mess for other people just because of such cheap mindset.  Overall to me, it does which is right for everyone.

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This blog post is a part of #LetsDiscussFreedom Blogathon hosted by: https://themomsagas.com I would like to thank Shruti Giri from for introducing me and I would now like to introduce Reetuparna and recommend you to read her views on the prompt, ‘What Does Freedom Mean To You’.

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Benefits Of VITAMIN E For Human Body

Vitamin – Vita+min =vital mineral for your body. Vitamin are not always produced in your body, some vitamins have to be outsourced. Vitamins are those important minerals with out which your cell compartment don’t work in your body. In simple words,vitamins are energy fuel of your body. Vitamin E work as fuel for our body.

vitamin E

Car will run with petrol but when you add special oil for engine, it works smoothly. Similarly body if starved for vitamins will work with all futuristic disease or symptoms or problems but when your body is filled sufficiently with essential vitamins, your body shines and work in sync. Make your body health first priority in life.

Taking a closer look at the lifestyles we live today, even though we feel and look healthy, there persists lack of some important nutrients in our body. We call it “deficiency”. What do we mean when we say a particular vitamin is deficient in our body? Vitamins are one of the major nutrients in our body and the lack of it is called its deficiency. A deficiency of any vitamin calls for a poorly functional body.

Vitamin E, an antioxidant and one of the essential vitamins our bodies need .It fights free radicals and prevents lipid destruction in cell-membranes. That’s why any source of food taken for Vitamin E should always be taken with lipids or oils, as it’s a fat soluble and it works better. Chemically, it refers to a group of  compounds which includes both Tocopherols, and Tocotrienols. Usually Vitamin E is found majorly in North American diet, which includes corn oil, Soya bean oil, margarine and dressing.

How to find out whether you are VITAMIN E deficient?

Then ask four questions to yourself.

Are you experiencing abnormal hair fall?

Do you get extremely tired at times?

Are you dealing with dull, dry skin and muscle soreness?

Do you feel weakening of eye muscles and the often fluctuations in your eye powers?

If its a YES, then there is a deficiency of a vitamin and that is the Vitamin E. Although you may not be able to realize it, these symptoms still exist. The only way to overcome these symptoms is for us to know how very important it is that intake of Vitamin  be absolutely appropriate.

Health benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps in Keeping Skin Healthy:  It  helps in reducing the constant effects of the exposure to sun’s ultraviolet rays. You prevent early wrinkles that develop with age.

Some gain weight, some suffer skin problems. It helps maintain these imbalances.

Vitamin E helps Destroy Free Radicals in the Body: Our body in holds both good and bad nutrients. It kills these bad, free radicals that serve harmful for our body.

Vitamin E helps keep our Eyes and Brain Healthy: Our brain and eyes are the healthiest when rich in Vitamin E. The vitamin acts as an antioxidant and helps kill the radicals that damage the eyes. It also helps in preventing diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 


Now that you’re well aware of the health benefits of the Vitamin E, I shall help you find the sources that are rich in Vitamin E.

Vitamin E

Eating a healthful diet that is rich in nuts, seeds and oil is one way you manage your appropriate intake of Vitamin E. The other is that is the Supplements that have become very popular these days as antioxidants. These supplements help cells from damage.You can use soy, safflower, sunflower, wheat and corn oils are key vegetable oil sources of Vitamin E. Peanuts, Almonds and Hazelnuts are some rich and easy picky Vitamin E sources.

Make sure you eat all the green leafy vegetables which are called the powerhouse of all nutrients. Fruits , Juices and  Cereals  make necessary food options for the intake of Vitamin E in abundance . One major thing which my mom told me for Vitamin E source is asparagus and aloe Vera. In dessertic environment people  eat this asparagus as it grows on aloe Vera and  hence very good.Let us make a dish which is full of Vitamin E.

 Rainbow Salad 

vitamin E


1)green and purple Asparagus (purple asparagus has more anthocynanin pigment which is very good antioxidant.

2) beet root green.

3) purple cabbage

4) walnuts

5) hazelnut

6)sunflower seeds

7) olive oil and drizzle of sunflower oil or soy oil.


Just boil the fresh asparagus in water for two minutes.
Over cooking may destroy vitamin E. Cut all veggies in 5 inches.
Now take a pan, put some olive oil and sunflower oil add some garlic.
Saute all veggies, add salt, crushed nuts and roasted sunflower seeds.
These seeds are really tasty and I give my daughter all roasted ones because she loves munching on it.
Serve hot.

Tips : always eat fresh salad because vitamins E is a fat soluble compound and hence only show its property when cooked in oil.

If you really find difficulty to make this salad for  Vitamin E , doctors greatly recommend the #Evion Supplements , India’s no. 1 Vitamin E Brand. Evion is a fat soluble vitamin and its long term intake leads to its storage in the body.

Simple lifestyle changes will help you go a long way in fighting Vitamin E deficiency and regaining and retaining your youthful glow and health. With the right amount of Vitamin E intake in the diet and doctor-recommended supplements like Evion, one can live a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.

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Health and Fitness go hand in hand. The two aren’t as complex as they are made to be. I think to be physically fit has the similar rules as to be successful. As Success needs discipline and order, so does Being Fit. Make Fitness is your aim.

Selfie at Gym
Gym Time

Here are some of the Simple Fitness Rules and Daily Motivations that I shall talk about and which become your habit.

Every new thing that you do needs a maximum of your 15 days to eventually you doing it daily and making a part of your routine, a habit.


DAILY MOTIVATIONS: I need my #DailyMotivations to have a good kickstart for the day and I am sure you need to. Let me share with you as to How you must keep yourself motivated on a daily basis.

7 Easy Ways To Make Fitness And Exercise As Your Daily Habit -Blogsikka

Create a list of things which include Affirmations :

I am eating healthy food.
I am being positive.

You can stick on your bulletin board images of fruits with a label (DO EAT ME) and images of junk food with a label (DO NOT EAT ME).

WAKE UP EARLY: The celebrities of our film industry wake up early and make the most of the wee hours exercising, doing yoga, gymming, jogging, walking or the book lovers read motivational books.Fitness habits leave them a lot more energized for the rest of the day. Our oldies too have the habit of waking up early doing the household chores. We need to make sure that our early 15 minutes must be self-timed. You can take a walk, jog, read, meditate.

GARDEN STROLLING: People these days walk or jog with their headphones on, either listening to songs or on calls while walking. If you want to relax, you need to avoid things that stress. There are parents who take their kids to Gardens and while their kids are playing they are occupied with their phones. Leave your phones back home. Be with your child. Play with your kid. Fitness must become your habit.

We all might have different desires to reach the same destination: FITNESS. Get yourself into Yoga – deep breathing exercises, stretching exercises, life lessons on yogis.These shall keep engaged in something good for your health. If you like to dance, take some Zumba lessons. If you are not a Gym person, stretching exercises, daily walks and dancing are perfect for you on a daily basis. Set your weekly fitness timetable.

Fitness is a habit- Blogsikka

EAT HEALTHY, DRINK HEALTHY: To stay healthy and fit, you must not only eat but must eat right. So, what do we do?? We eat right and on time. Make sure your intake of nuts is appropriate. Aim for real, whole foods. Stay away from processed, refined, fatty, sugary foods. Instead hog onto veggies, fruits, dairy, beans, whole grains, and eggs.




People get so busy with their work, they forget to drink water. If stressed, they opt for a tea or a coffee or a red bull.Avoid these. Try and replace liquid intake with water.

ENJOY DOING WHAT YOU DO: 75% of the people these days always negate about their work and the workloads and invite worries and anxieties in themselves. Do not talk negatively about something you want to do. Much of good health depends on how good and happy you are mental. Focus on enjoying the activity.

BE CONSISTENT: Being healthy and fit requires that you pay attention and stay focused. If you join Gymming, make sure you this fitness goal daily. If you join yoga, you can always use the deep breathing exercises when you are free too. Eat proper proportions of meal daily. You must not expect the results immediately. Give Fitness time and make it a habit. Be willing to get yourself fit. Be consistent with your aim.

You see these Fitness rules are as simple and easily adaptable to your life. Learn to enjoy the process, enjoy the activities, enjoy the healthy, real food and make FITNESS your habit and forte.

Note: “This article is written as a part of Gympik Fit-A-Thon contest and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Gympik is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused.” Be part of #FitaThon guys.

On a bright morning, all heads turned around in the reception party, where white and pink rose bouquets hung around on tall flower stands to come across exotic in itself.

With trumpet sound brought in radiance and whoops of joy. Laced with diamonds and gold necklaces, she got down from the elephant.

She reaches to a man with white garland and some pious things.

The girl holds onto the saintly things as the priest reads out the holy mantras. The girl then walks to the back room and comes out in white but not she wore earlier. This one’s a handmade white colored dress made by her senior. Without jewelry, She went bald by this time and her head was covered with her pallu.

She appeared as an angel ever more beautiful. She had now chosen the path to heaven and Moksha by taking Deeksha, a step closer to reach God.

This is my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri

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