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What to do with old Sarees – 10 Creative Hacks

 

Draping your mother’s saree for your school’s annual function, rolling your paintings and projects inside a worn out saree, wrapping an old silk saree over your pillow; there is no girl who doesn’t have a memory attached to her mother’s sarees. A saree, after all is not just a piece of apparel or garment but a symbol of ethnicity, traditional glamour and Indian tradition. If your mom’s wardrobe too, is filled with her old sarees with no idea what to do with them, here are ten amazing creative hacks to recycle and reuse these old sarees. Read on.

  1. Create Classy Cushion Covers

Old sarees with ethnic style borders or shimmering golden thread embroidery can make up for terrific cushion covers and pillowcases. Simply cut out a strip from the saree according to the size of the cushion. Fold and stitch it to form a wide slit as an opening to insert the cushion. Plug it with hooks or a zipper of your choice.

  1. Make a Sling Pocket Bag

Also known as jhola bag, a sling pocket bag is quite a buzz among college girls and even among the ladies at kitty parties. To do this, scissor out two layers of your saree. While a single layer is okay, if you wish to create a sturdy bag, you can add double layer of saree cloth. Then, stitch the side to form the cup of the bag. Top it off with button hooks, or if you can work with a sewing machine, you can also add zipper and side pockets.

  1. Stitch an Anarkali Kurti

If your wardrobe houses an old chanderi saree and you have a knack of kurtis, this is the idea for you. Take out your saree and get a one-of-a-kind kurti stitched by the tailor that will make you look even more gorgeous.

  1. Go from Traditional to Trendy

Wondering how to glam up your college fashion collection without drying up the entire pocket? Your mom might help you, no seriously. If your mother has got an old saree, there are plenty of ways you can create some trendy outfits out of them. Let’s say, if you love trousers, you can create a cool pair of trousers. If you like to loose fitting overcoats, you can create a summer style poncho. From pants to crop tops to shorts and shirts, the limit is only your imagination.

 

  1. Decorate Your Walls

 

Yes! Your old sarees can be used in home décor too. Cut out strips of saree to form a wall hanging. Or you can decorate the edges of your photo frames with these strips. If you’ve got a cotton saree, why not create a wallpaper out of it. And the simplest of all, take some empty wooden or metal frames and hang in folded saree pieces as it is, for a bohemian style wall décor!

 

  1. Doll up in a Saree-Dupatta

Each time it’s not a cost-effective option to purchase a brand new outfit for a wedding or a family function; as these outfits cannot be worn on regular basis. Your old sarees come to rescue here. Take out an old saree, flip it over a salwar-suit, a plain kurti or a pair of palazzos, as a replacement for the dupatta. Especially if you’ve some old chanderi sarees or kanjeevaram sarees in your trunk, this idea can reflect magic in your outfit. Just try it and see!

  1. How about a Lehenga-Choli?

Don’t underestimate the importance of a hand-stitched wedding outfit. If you have a wedding invitation approaching and you haven’t selected that perfect lehenga, you might as well consider one of your old chanderi silk sarees to get one stitched. In fact, this way offers you the necessary freedom to choose the design and style of the lehenga choli.

  1. Cut out some Saree Scarves

While a cotton saree’s scarf will work for summers, a silk saree’s scarf will look cool with winter cardigans. Since saree comprise of a long piece of fabric, you can create multiple scarves out of one saree. Stitch for yourself or gift it to your girlfriends.

  1. Create Some Curtains & Draperies

In India, this is a common trend these days. Whether it’s an old net saree, a cotton cellulose saree or a chanderi saree, you can create some eye-catching draperies and curtains from them. In fact, some designers even design entire upholstery themes totally from recycled saree material!

  1. Sleep in Silky Soft Quilts

Just like cushions, if your quilts too demand a fabulous fabric cover, your old sarees are there to pave the way. Moreover, if you keep these quilts in bags, the bag covers can also be stitched using your old  chanderi saree.

So, how are you going to get creative with your collection of old sarees? Share your ideas with us.

 

 

Proffer your Kids a Fresh and Fashionable Start to their School Year with Smily Kiddos

Smily kiddos
Smily kiddos

Do you know young children are ruling Instagram as the mini fashion blogger? Yeah, you have heard it right. Currently, kids wardrobe are well rounded and assorted as compared to adults. Even we can take some fashion inspiration from them. Their fashion game is on point even at school too. You must be thinking, I’m kidding. But, no I am not! How someone on earth can look cool in those monotonous school uniform, right? But the way they tuck their shirts, roll their sleeves, carry a cool backpack and other cute stationery makes them no less than a baby fashion icon. They are completely ruling the school hallway just like a fashion runway.

As a kid, the excellent part about the academic year was school shopping. Although we tend to wear the identical uniform, there was something about new pencils, notebooks, stationery items. Nowadays, it’s not a really cool idea to lull around school with a dull bag that doesn’t have any glam.

My daughter, Angel was thrilled to shop for a new backpack, water bottle, and other stationary stuff. Just like every other year. We both proceeded to a nearby store to shop for school essentials. I discerned that Angel wasn’t really enthusiastic about the collection of the school bags and she abandoned the idea from buying it from the store. So, after a few searches on Google, we got this one backpack and a pencil case which is totally approved by my daughter. As soon as we received the package, Angel was so happy to get a hold on her new school supplies by Smily Kiddos. She placed an order of her ( favorite) color and ( printed) theme backpack with the (printed) theme pencil box. 

To be honest, I was awestruck by the top notch quality of the backpack and the pencil case. The backpack was capacious enough to carry 6-7 notebooks, lunch box, and other essentials as well. There are multiple zipper compartments and side pockets which helps to organize the school supplies perfectly. The best part of the backpack is that it has padded shoulders that bestows comfort to kids while carrying the backpack.Smily kiddos

Smily Kiddos has enhanced the traditional pencil boxes to the stylish yet cute pencil cases with double zippered compartments. The inner mesh pocket and slots are perfect to hold pens and pencils. It looks so cute and organized that for a second, I wanted to steal and use it. Smily kiddos

Now, Angel is slaying her new academic session with her new backpack and other school essentials from Smily kiddos.

I think choosing this backpack will make her feel better to carry her books and essentials in the school.

What do I like about the backpack?
  • Made from the polyester material.
  • Looks sturdy, durable and fashionable as well.
  • Available in different colors with cute prints over it.
  • It is enough spacious and zippered compartments.
  • Adjustable and padded strap for more comfort.
  • Side mesh pockets for holding water bottles.
  • Smily kiddos is a new fashion statement.

 

What do I like about a pencil case?
  • It is a multipurpose pencil case
  • Easy to clean due to the smooth surface.
  • Looks durable and trendy for school going kids.
  • Really spacious and well organised.
  • It is super handy and easy to carry.Smiley kiddos

I am sure, when you were a kid, you have certainly fancied getting a super cute backpack that gets noticed by your peers. I still remember how cool it felt to have a “Dora the Explorer” bag on my back. So, why not treat your kids with the same feeling? These school supplies will surely get them excited about heading towards their school.

I would unmistakably recommend these products and looking forward to trying their list of stationery items for another trip of school shopping. If you want to get on the list of “Mom of the year”, then try out the cutest and fashionable school essentials for your child. 

THINGS INDIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND IN 2019

Author: Krupa Shah

Krupa shahI’m a big believer in entrepreneurship. It’s an abiding passion of mine to encourage other women to take the plunge and start their own businesses; the benefits are myriad, giving you more control over your financial future and more social capital than almost anything else in modern times. Empowering women is my number-one mission, and women’s entrepreneurship is the best route to self-empowerment and social change that I know of, giving women the ability to excel on their own terms instead of being trapped in the limbo of a toxic and prohibitive work environment.  Thats why thought of sharing few points on Indian women entrepreneurs..

But starting a business isn’t easy, and requires buckets of hard work and preparation. There’s no easy path, no get-rich-quick scheme that will make your business thrive other than you. And while lots of people are going to give you practical advice for starting a business – how you want to incorporate, building your business plan, finding your niche – I want to say something to all the women out there that’s a little different: what do you, as a person, need to have in order to start a thriving business?

A Responsible Fear

It may sound counterintuitive; getting your confidence up is always a big part of any package of advice for people starting businesses. There are lessons on how to “fake it till you make it,” because confidence in you inspires confidence on the part of investors and clients. However, the fear of failure is an important motivator; as is the fear of irrelevance, or of simply not fulfilling your dreams. These are healthy fears that encourage both responsibility and risk-taking, keeping you perpetually on your toes instead of getting complacent or resting on your laurels. The right kind (and amount) of fear can motivate you to locate new opportunities, seek out new strategies and dig deep for that extra bit of energy needed to continually strive for more and raise the bar.

Realistic Expectations

The vital importance of a vision that aligns with reality can’t be overstated; while overnight, runaway sensations do happen – your Ubers, your Twitters – in most cases, a successful business takes time to grow, and will occupy most of your time (what you don’t see in overnight success stories is the years of hard work it actually took to get there). You probably won’t hit a million in revenue in your first year. You probably will spend some nights sleeping on your office floor. Your team probably won’t gel as well as you expect it to, and you’ll have unexpected competition. There are a million different wrinkles you could encounter, and having a realistic idea of what your first five years are going to be like can and will both help you be more productive and avoid burnout. Burnout can ruin you, but having a realistic set of expectations can help you avoid it by showing you that you’re on the right path to meeting your goals.

Short and Long-term Goals

Speaking of goals, realistic performance expectations are one thing, but let’s not forget that you didn’t start this business because you had realistic expectations; you started it because you wanted it to become wildly successful. Far too often, entrepreneurs fail to connect the dots between their dreams and their business model, letting their long-term ambitions drive their decisions without any sense of a middle ground. It’s the error of mistaking your reach for your grasp and overextending yourself.

A Support Network

Starting a business might feel like the hard part, but that’s because you haven’t experienced the day-to-day slog of it yet. Running your own company means nonstop stress: managing your finances, managing your employees, keeping your clients happy, ensuring quality of work, healthily maintaining and growing the company’s value, intelligently investing in the company’s future, worrying where your next client is going to come from – it can be a lot, and it’s not something you can simply leave at the office. For this exact reason, depression is the great unspoken affliction of entrepreneurs.

You can help avoid or manage stress overload by making sure you have a network of friends, loved ones, and (importantly) colleagues you can connect with and lean on when things get difficult. We all know that confidence is the name of the game when you’re running the show, which means it can feel impossible to let your guard down and show vulnerability; this is especially true for women, who may feel the need to overcompensate in response to sexist assumptions. But the thing is that vulnerability is not the same thing as weakness, and having people with whom you can take off your armor and from whom you can both seek and receive comfort is a vital part of keeping your head above the water rather than sinking below it. This will be especially true in those first five years, which will constantly challenge and ask more of you.

Financial Assets

Today, government and private institutions have made gaining financial help for starting a business simpler. There are numerous initiatives taken by the government for helping budding entrepreneurs, regardless of their gender. The only factor that matters here is the capabilities and determination to succeed.

Don’t give up if you face any misogynistic comments. Treat them like a stone on your way to success and kick it, don’t stumble upon it.

Technology to the rescue

In the digital era, technology has advanced to a level where everything you need can be done in just a few clicks. Use this very element to the fullest. They say technology and women never go together. Let’s prove them wrong, for I’ve seen many tech-savvy women who are out there to dominate the tech world!

Flexibility

These days, women are making their mark in almost every field. Due to the digital development all around us, you can start using your home as your first office and save up on the office space cost. Once you’ve made enough funds, that is when you can invest in a commercial space and accelerate your growth!

By making sure these areas are filled, you’re filling your toolbox with the right equipment to help your business succeed. Keep your eyes forward, but never lose sight of what’s right at your feet. Going into a new venture mentally prepared and thoroughly thought through with a healthy understanding of what it will take is probably the biggest key toward reaching your goals; after that, it’s all follow-through.

Here’s wishing all the budding and successful women entrepreneurs a very happy women’s day!

About the author :

Krupa Shah, an acclaimed virtuoso Indian artist. Krupa, has done some admirable work in the field of contemporary and abstract art.

From Maharashtra CM’s clarion call for helping the drought affected farmers in Maharashtra, to fighting for the justice for Asifa – Krupa through her paintings has raised funds and contributed generously for a lot of social causes.

She has been an active member of FICCI, All Ladies League and Women Economic Forum. With commendable on-ground work and relentless contribution to the field of art – Krupa has earned both, rewards and awards.

Krupa shahAttached is her profile for your reference. Here are her Instagram and Facebook handles that shall provide you glimpses of her work.

The power of nurturing creativity in kids

Every child is born with an imagination power. It is the part of adults and parents to nurture their child’s imagination which in-turn will help kids to create new thoughts and things. Firstly imagining about something and then creating the new thing is how a kid learns. Creativity is the key to new inventions.

Creativity in kidsNowadays in almost all pre-schools and schools you will find kids given time for art and craft work. But what if parents at home don’t put efforts to expand the creativity power of the kids, they won’t be that active in school then. Creativity gives great opportunities for learning and also helps in overall development of your kid. Making your kid indulge in creativity you will find a higher level of smartness, activeness and intelligence in your kid. When children participate in creative play with vehicles, toys, blocks, waste boxes or cardboards, etc. they gain self-confidence and a feeling of accomplishment that they did a great job of creating and inventing new things on their own.

Presently living in the world of technology and advanced games, it is becoming difficult to divert your kids from the devil electronic gadgets. They hardly go out to play or use their powerful brain for imagination and creativity. I still cherish the memories of my childhood days where I used to spend my spare time in solving puzzles, making utensils from mud, using empty matchboxes to make new showpieces or making crafty things according to the instructions given, etc. But, looking at the kids of today’s generation I feel like they are far from all this. So, thinking about the future of our kids, it’s essential to put efforts in moving our kids towards the right direction.

So, keeping in mind about the benefits of creativity and the fun and joy involved in it for kids, PediaSure has come up with an amazing idea by designing a fun-filled activity inside their boxes.

PediaSure is a nutritional supplement which provides complete and balanced nutrition to a growing kid. It is packed with 37 nutrients that help support a child’s growing height, weight, immunity and brain development and also all essential energy requirements. But what is even more amazing is the packing that PediaSure is offering now. With its Fun and Learn DIY activity box, it is a great way of building that creativity spark in your child.

Since we know if the root of the tree is strong, the tree will definitely grow strong and healthy. Likewise, if the seed of creativity is sown in your child right from childhood they will be great innovators in the future.

Should You Hire a Disk Jockey for Weddings in Grand Rapids Michigan?

a professional wedding disk jocke
The short answer is, yes, if you want to, or yes, if you are not able to afford a band. The longer answer is, it really depends on your personal preferences, your budget, and your spatial and temporal resources. Finding the right answer, however, involves a fair bit more thinking.  Professional wedding disk jockey can bring a good change.

Your wedding is a very special day that you want to fill with wonderful memories whether it be the first or the third such event in your life. So, quite understandably, even if you have been married before, you are going to obsess over every single detail. In fact, planning a wedding is such a stressful business that there have been studies done about it, which you can learn a little more about at this link.

In planning your reception, music is one of the most essential elements. It can completely make or break the atmosphere! If the reception could wear a white dress of its own, then the music program would be the flower petals that gets sprinkled all over it. So, we had a little chat with the wedding experts of Grand Rapids, who are  professional wedding disk jockey and we asked them for help in solving the eternal conundrum: should you hire a band or a disk jockey?

Before you choose, eliminate the DIY option.

Seriously, if you were considering this scenario, throw it right out the window and put a safety screen in place. And then run electricity through it. A DIY music arrangement can be very appealing because it costs next to nothing, but you will pay for it in ways other than money.

The first big problem is, who would manage your playlist? You would have to place the responsibility on a member of your bridal party, or a member of the family. Either option is totally unfair–they are guests too and should have the chance to enjoy the event as much as the next person, instead of slaving away at a laptop or iPod.

The second problem is the playlist itself. Are you seriously going to have a Spotify wedding? Nope and nope. Imagine a slow ballad suddenly coming up just when everyone is pumped for the dance floor. Imagine if the music loads or freezes. You need a living person who can read the mood and play the appropriate track at every moment. And you need your announcements done right! A random amateur will simply not suffice.

What are the pros and cons of hiring a professional band for weddings?

Having a live band play at your wedding will always give you a more traditional feel even if they play something like pop-rock. After all, even your great-grandmother probably had a string quartet or something.

On that note, do you know why you always hear the exact same march at every single wedding ever? Read the curious story at this link: http://time.com/5115834/wedding-march-here-comes-the-bride/

When choosing a band, you need to consider the size of the venue–they have to have a comfortable amount of space to play effectively, and it directly influences the acoustics as well. Moreover, accomplished musicians can really add a dose of “epic-ness” to your reception by instantly adjusting to the mood, and everyone loves getting their requests performed.

The most obvious con to this idea is the cost factor. A live performance by an actual band strains the budget more than a round with a disk jockey. Moreover, the variety of available music will be severely limited, no matter how talented these musicians are. No band plays every genre and every era, and your guests are bound to have different tastes in music, which can grow into a problem on the big day.

What are the pros and cons of hiring a professional wedding disk jockey?

First off, they are fairly easy to find. You can just Google sites like “Grand Rapids DJ website” and get a whole list of pros to consult, so a little local searching can get you an awesome entertainer in next to zero time. Moreover, a  professional wedding disk jockey is much more flexible than a band in terms of setup. As long as there are sockets nearby, a DJ station can be up and running in minutes. Some venues even have an appropriate sound system in place in advance. DJs or professional wedding disk jockeyare versatile, being able to play a much wider array of tunes than a band and can be your master of ceremonies at the same time. Plus, a disk jockey is typically the cheaper option.

Some downsides are that a “new” jockey has high chances of giving a poor performance due to inexperience, while a well-established one with a good reputation will cost you significantly more. And of course, there is the inevitable risk of technical mishaps, from connectivity issues, through cable damage, to a device simply dying for no reason.
Be quick, but be smart with your choice
To make the best choice, do your proper research. Consider your personal style, the kind of theme you are going for, and the prevalent music tastes of your guests. Factor in your budget, the venue size and architecture, and the schedule–good performers of either variety often have to be booked well in advance! On a final note, always do a background check on them – what experience they have, and what their reputation is like.

Fearless Girl statue gets a place of honor at Kanakia Wall Street unveiled by Mary Kom

“Some women are lost in the fire and some women are built from it”, quoted by the famous singer, K Michelle. In this era, every woman around us is fearless in one way or the other. They are achieving whatever they want to. Being a part of a developing country, women have to face a lot of issues prevailing in our society. Women are continuously striving hard for without letting anything come in their way. They are fighting with the social norms and becoming the shining armor in the dark night. The strong women can fearlessly keep going on without worrying about the mentality of society and failure. From managing the basic household chores to buying luxury homes at the hills, women are doing everything on their own. But sometimes they forgot the power, fire or desire between them. So, in order to encourage women and their superpowers, Kanakia group installed a statue of a famous replica of ‘Fearless Girl’ at Wall Street.

Kanakia groupKanakia Group : Leading developers in India

Kanakia group is one of the most leading developers in India. It was established in the year 1986. In the last few decades, they have delivered around 14 million sq. ft spaces in the department of education, entertainment, residential, commercial and industrial as well. They believe in empowering the women in society. They dedicated the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue to the fearless women of the society, who are managing everything perfectly. The statue consists of a fearless girl standing against the charging bull. The fearless girl is solely dedicated to the women and the charging bull is dedicated to the powerful upcoming entrepreneurs that helps to build the economy of the nation. The woman is standing still and not afraid by the heavy storms in her life. Every woman knows how to win their battle and become a superhero for their family and for themselves. The statue of Charging Bull which is installed near the statue of Fearless Girl, holds a great importance. The statue symbolised for the prosperity as well as optimisim in the field of finance. The high rise of the stock market will surely give the boost to the country’s economic welfare. New businesses are growing in India at an exponential rate and the statue helps to depict the power of the emerging businesses.

Meeting Mary kom  – the fearless women

I am so lucky to say that I was the part of the event where the International boxing star, Mary Kom unveils the replica of New York’s Wall Street statue, Fearless Girl at the Kanakia Wall Street, in Mumbai. Mary Kom represents the image of a strong Indian woman. We, all have been really familiar with the life of Mary Kom. The difficult situation and the hardships, that she had to bear in order to become the world boxing champion. The statue of Fearless Girl represents the goals of an ambitious woman without fearing from any challenges in her way. It was a pleasure to meet such a strong woman, who is continuously making us proud by representing our country, internationally. I was really mesmerized by the bronze statue of a ponytailed girl, small yet fierce with her hands on hips, who was standing beside the powerful Bull’s statue. The strong and powerfull Bull’s statue was placed near the Fearless Girl’s statue. The Charging Bull’s statue strongly represent the optimisim in the stock market and power of the finances. The statue was installed in the Kanakia spaces, one of the prominent real estate projects in Mumbai.

Unveiling the Icons

During the event, I witnessed that Mary Kom was really delighted as she was the part of such a tremendous event organized by Kanakia group. She felt immense joy at the event because of a great connection with the symbol of the Fearless Girl statue. During the event, Mary Kom shared a heartfelt message to the people. “Everyone faces challenges in life, overcoming them and your fear is what makes a person truly successful. Looking at the Fearless Girl statue reminds me of all the hardships I have withstood to stand where I am today.” Just like the Mary Kom, the statue of the Fearless Girl is truly an inspiration of the women who are striving to be best in their own department. The Managing Director of the Kanakia Group expressed his opinion about the statue, “We want to create symbols that capture the essence of our rapidly changing society. Fearless Girl replica is a salute to all the strong and brave women who have fought tirelessly in face of numerous difficulties. The Charging Bull reflects the tenacity and zealousness of the new age entrepreneurs and business landscape.”

Women Empowerment by kanakia spaces

At last, my overall experience at the event was one of the best exposure I ever had. I am really thankful to the Kanakia group for inviting me at such an honorable event. I got an exceptional chance to meet the champion, Mary Kom. I am really overwhelmed by the excellent initiative of addressing women empowerment. It helps to empower women and uplifts society in various ways. They have equally suported the budding entrepreneurs and their businesses by installing the statue of Charging Bull that will give a sense of motivation to all the businessesmen. I am so ecstatic to say that Kanakia group has taken the charge for such initiative.

Thanks to Kanakia group for keeping up the girl power! More power to the women of the society.

#KanakiaWallStreet #FearlessGirlInIndia #WallStreetBull #KanakiaGroup #KanakiaSpaces

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About the car: Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d

Mercedes-Benz has successfully engraved their name in the list of the luxurious cars. Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d has the all-new features upgraded with the latest technology, better performance and of course the luxury statement of the car gives a surreal feeling to the owner.

From the spacious interior to the stunning digital widescreen cockpit display, the car has everything that you might always want in your dream car. Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d gives the luxurious feeling. The incredible amount of space inside the car gives the feeling of a class above that you own. The comfortable high-end leather seats give the required comfort from the long journey to the short trips with your friends and family. The buttery movement of the steering wheel will never let you feel tired exhausted while driving.

Here are the basic features provided by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d:

Overview of the car

Mercedes-Benz E Class 350 dMercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d is making into the list of masterpiece statement. The sporty and stylish look of the car will take away your breath and you can’t afford to ignore the beauty of the car. The broad and elongated bonnet of the car will create an enthralling silhouette. It is infused with the high intelligence specially curated for India. The luxurious status is written all over the car. Once you will step in the car and take the steering wheel in your own hands, you will feel the soft and smooth movements. It will help you to reach your destination quicker than you can ever imagine. The exciting safety and comfort features of the car makes it a complete package.

 

Interior design of the car

Mercedes-Benz E Class 350 dThe interior of the car is surprisingly spacious and gives the feeling of the luxurious hotel room. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d has the ultimate high-class appeal and impressive lighting system. The selection of the new materials as well as equipment like the man-made leather gave a well-finished look to the car. The ambient lighting inside the car is available in 64 colors which highlight the quality and design of the car, especially in the night. The soft top of the Benz looks great whether it is up or down on the car. The E class sound system is totally synonymous to the open air concert. The exceptionally high-quality Burmester surround sound system is even impressive if it is switched off. The comfortable headrest and reclining rear seats will provide the maximum comfort level during the journey.

Latest Technology

Mercedes-Benz E Class 350 d

The E class Mercedes-Benz is infused with the latest technology with best features. The touch control buttons are found on the steering wheel which promotes your driving smoothly. It also lets you control other features just by using the touch control button. It has the thermotronic automatic climate control which helps to adjust the temperature inside the car for the passengers. The electronically controlled rain sensors enhance the driving experience as it can automatically detect the rainfall and adjust the wiping frequency as per the rainfall. The elongated iPad like dashboard is installed with the highest resolution. The infotainment works on the command system which helps to manage some of the vehicle’s function through voice recognition. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d is indeed a technological luxurious car.

Safety features of the car

Mercedes Benz E class 350 dMercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d has the top-notch safety and assistance system for the protection of your life. The active brake assist can able to detect the distance between the car and the object which might cause an accident. The radar-based system activates a warning to the driver in order to prevent the collision. The installation of 360-degree cameras provides a realistic image and shows the immediate surrounding in order to prevent any obstacles near the vehicle. It is activated automatically when the car is in reverse mode or can also be activated manually as per the desired requirement. The airbags are installed in the car in order to protect the driver as well as the front passenger from injuries during the accident.

If you are looking to buy this car, then you should look no further. Get ready to impress by its world-class features and make your own ‘oh-wow’ moments.

My experience with Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d

Mercedes-Benz was kind enough to let me test drive their brand new Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d for two days. We were provided with the chauffeur who will help us to explain all the advanced features in the car. In order to take a break from our mundane life, we decided to take a short trip with the brand new Mercedes-Benz.

The exterior of the car took my breath away. The shiny surface with the heavy metal, the LED headlamps, and the crystal LED tail lamps just added more beauty to the overall look of the car. I have noticed that the headlights have the intelligence to move according to the steering wheel of the car just like an eyeball of a human being. My little daughter and my husband were so excited when they witness the first look of the car.

As we step in the car, my husband took the front seat while my daughter and I sat comfortably at the back seat of the car. When I took my seat in the car, my first opinion was that it was incredibly spacious. The high-end leather quality gives the feel of the luxurious car. The internal lighting system inside the car just gives a feel of a luxury hotel. My husband and I were really impressed by the detailing of the cars. He was so excited to try out the technological features of the car. Mercedes- Benz has the detachable upper shaft which can be open up from the top. I stood up and peek-a-boo from the upper shaft. It feels so heavenly that I won’t be able to express my feelings in mere words. The amazing sound experience was just like a cherry on the cake. During our trip, the herds of sheep crossing our way and the active brake assist instantly sent the warning on the screen in order to avoid the accident. It was such an impressive feature which surely prevent mishappening. Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d has the sensor to detect any obstacles around the car which helps to prepare the precautions for the future benefits.

Mercedes Benz E class 350 dWe planned to take out leisure time from our busy schedule. So, we went to the best lake near Mumbai, i.e., Pawna Lake. It just took us approximately two hours to reach Pawna lake from Mumbai. We spent quality family time with each other and the journey was really smooth. We never bothered to keep a check on our watches. We enjoyed watching the sunset together and I would like to thank Mercedes-Benz to give me such a tremendous opportunity. It is must buy for anyone who wants to experience the luxury in their own car. Do have a look at complete video of my experience with Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 d.

Maharaja Whiteline Pristine Pink Steam Iron

I have a friend who is a housewife and had a dozen of clothes to iron every day. She used to hate doing this as her iron was not easy to use. One day co-incidentally I met her and while having a conversation, she discussed her problem of old Iron and its difficulty in use. It was only a few days back that I read about the new Maharaja Whiteline Pristine Pink Steam Iron and its dynamic features. So, the moment she discussed her problem with me, the very first thing I suggested her was the Pristine Pink Steam Iron. I told her about the many amazing features of Pristine Pink Steam Iron one by one.

Let me explain why I suggested her Maharaja Whiteline Pristine Pink Steam Iron and its unique features.

Pristine Pink Steam Iron is an efficient ironing machine which can be used for removing all kind of wrinkles from the clothes. This steam Iron machine is powerful and is operable on 1300 watts, which allows you in removing the wrinkles from cloth in less time. It is light in weight and also very durable to use. The ergonomic design makes it look very classy. It also has 40 gms of steam shot capacity, which allows you to iron thick clothes easier as compared to ironing using other Ironing machine. Even the other type of clothes like cotton, linen etc can be done easily and firmly using Pristine Pink Steam Iron.

      The company Maharaja Whiteline has launched Pristine Pink Steam Iron as its new product.It gives you a great performance with elegant design. This Iron has a tank capacity of 150 ml which allows a consumer to iron several clothes without the hassle of refilling it very frequently. The design of Pristine Pink Steam Iron is made using several unique techniques. It has a swivel cord and ergonomic handle which makes this Iron more convenient in use. It also has an adjustable control knob which allows you to set the temperature of the Iron according to the requirement of the clothes. Along with such great features it also has vertical steam output feature through which you can easily iron even the hanging clothes and curtains. Because of its 40 gm steam boost capacity it helps to iron even the smallest and stubborn areas of the clothes.

It helps rejuvenate your clothes instantly and make them look new.It has a variable power steam settings and fast and easy filling techniques. This Pristine Pink Steam Iron is ISL certified and is safe to use at home because of its Auto Off characteristics. While ironing using Pristine Pink Steam Iron, you just have to give one push on the area and what you will get is crease-less fabric. 

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Just few days back, she called me and the review she gave after using the Iron for few days was just unbelievable. She was sounding very satisfying and happy. This is a review of one person but I am sure, if you decide to opt for Pristine Pink Steam Iron, your decision will be undoubtedly a correct one. Get more details in below link :

https://www.maharajawhiteline.com/steam-iron/pristine-pink

 

Kairali Ayurvedic : healing through old traditions but with new innovative products  

How kairali Ayurvedic products and therapies are inspired by Ayurveda.

Life is 1% what happens to you and 99% how you respond to it” is a famous saying and this is what Ayurveda believes. The word Ayurveda means ‘Life-Knowledge’. Ayurveda is said to be the ancient theory through which the Ayurvedic medicines where made by our ancestors. If you are staying with your Grand Parents especially Grand Mother you must be aware of Ayurveda and its benefits. When you or your Parents fall sick, the first thing Grand Mother will suggest is the Ayurvedic remedy because she is aware of its benefits and knows it really well that though Ayurvedic treatment might take some time in providing relief but it cures your illness permanently whether it is constipation, cough cold, fever or any other normal illness. Even today for illness of such types I myself prefer Ayurveda. So I think when our Ancestors can trust Ayurveda then why not we as today’s generation can have same trust on it…?. The great thing about Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicines is: it always gives side benefits and no side effects.

History of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is 5000 year old and one of the oldest forms of medicine originated from India. Ayurvedic medicine focuses on wellness and health by blending the body, mind and spirit. Its main motive is to promote good health, not fight disease. There are many health benefits of Ayurveda which helps cures your illness without spending enough money. An Ayurvedic Treatment mainly focuses on the daily routine of human being like the amount of healthy food you eat, the execise or yoga, pranayam you do, at what time you sleep and gets up, etc. But today’s generation who are busy with the hush and bush of life hardly pay attention to such terms and completely neglects it thus living an unhealthy and stress life. They hardly have time for Ayurvedic treatments and to follow its remedial procedures, they want quick relief for whatever they are suffering from whether it is cough-cold, fever or headache etc. But this is not good for present generation as well as for the future one. I am not saying being in 21st century depend completely on Ayurveda but should not neglect it fully.

Kairali Ayurvedic – pioneer in traditional therapies

Today I am going to discuss about one of the famous Ayurveda brand known as “Kairali Ayurvedic ”. Kairali group was established by two renowned physicians namely late Dr.Sankunny Vaidiar and Dr. K.S Vasudevan by researching on Ayurveda. After enough research and preaching of Ayurveda, they have expertise in this field and made diverse range of Ayurvedic products which are available worldwide. Kairali Ayurvedic Group have won million of hearts worldwide for its excellence. Kairali Ayurveda has several Ayurveda centres namely, Ayurveda Spa, Ayurveda Treatment Centres, etc.

Right from its origin Kairali has grown well with years, it has been expertise in several Ayurvedic medicines and Herbal Treatments. It provides the Ayurvedic medicines under the guidance of Ayurvedic Doctors or other Health professionals.

Kairali Ayurvedic healing village

Under Kairali group they have established Ayurvedic Healing Village, which is basically a type of resort. It provides a complete range of traditional treatment to its clients. It helps the clients to solve their health problems by the guidance of world class Ayurveda team. Kairali also offers other personalized health-related treatments such as Arthritis, Migraine, Stress Relief, Weight Loss and Beauty Treatment, etc.

Kairali has served very well with all its Ayurvedic Products and services. It has motivated the people today’s generation and generated the awareness regarding the benefits of Ayurveda. It has continued its advancement by establishing several Ayurvedic practices worldwide including educators, doctors, therapists, retreat providers etc, thus providing top class and best services to its clients.

Kairali products and services

Recently I had a chance to experience the kairali Ayurvedic center at chembur (Mumbai). They have experienced doctor who after consultation suggest good therapy for patient or normal people like us who just want a relaxing spa after tiring day. The center is made with traditional serene environment and have 4 therapy rooms with attached bathrooms. The staff is well experienced and they keep on asking if the massage is good enough or pressure applied is good for your tissues. The ambience at the entrance is so appealing and rooms are well maintained. Kairali Ayurvedic center

Kairali’s has varieties of spa and relaxing massage therapy. What I learnt from doctor in center is that kairali has massages for every particular part of body with different oils and techniques used every time. I tried my hands on Abhingyam.

Kairali Ayurvedic centerIt is a full body massage, starting from head to back and then for a whole body. The procedure involves two masseuser giving pressure at equal speed and same direction. Following with steam in traditional steam box and bodyand hair wash with kairali’ special Pea powder, which removes oil immediately after application. This whole procedure makes my skin felt so shiny and felt so relaxing too. Abhyangam has been found very effective for removing stress and strain, improving eyesight, immunity, longevity, sound sleep, rheumatism, vitality and provides with a glowing skin. This massage also improves the immunity, rejuvenates and maintains the physique. 

Other than this they also have :

1) Shirodhara

2)UDWARTHANAM

3)NAVARA GLOW FACIAL

For more information please visit their website here

Kairali products in my closet.

  • Kaircin – fortified with Crocus Sativus, Kairali’s leading skin oil nourishes and removes imperfections in the skin due to its anti-oxidant properties; it also gives a natural glow to the skin. I am using this product from last month and found my skin glowing too. 
  • Kairkare Plus – Medicated oil providing instant relief from aches and pains;

Kairali’s Ayurvedic  Powders :

Moomal Rano – An Account of Jealousy, Anguish and Romance

Siraj-ul-Haq’s Moomal Rano is an adaptation of the popular Rajasthani and Sindhi folk-tale. The film’s story bounds itself around realistic affluence which might inspire us to an extent.

The screenplay writer Zafar Mairaj, has beautifully re-dramatized the entire story keeping the sensibilities of the contemporary audience in mind. He impresses us by conveying adventure, love and the bitter truth of our current reality seamlessly.

With a runtime of 80 minutes, Moomal Rano is a part of the ZEE5 film festival where films from prominent filmmakers of India and Pakistan are showcased. The movie takes us back to the time when we got to hear mesmerizing fairytales from our elders and  and we believed in it.

The sequences of events in the film unfold with an old man sitting with 2 children around him where he tells them the Sindhi folktale of Moomal and Rano. Both cousins, Moomal and Rano are separated from each other due to family issues. Moomal’s paternal aunt thinks it is best for Rano to grow-up away as she doesn’t want him to end up as a duty-bound slave.  Rano’s uncle, a strong follower of principles believes that the girls must be educated if they have the right skills and abilities in them. But, the family is so dysfunctional that anyone’s point of view/opinion always leads to an argument.

Ahsan Khan’s (Rano) documentary on Sufi-ism is shunned by his family as they fail to understand his vision as a filmmaker. In addition, his secret love for Moomal too ends facing strong opposition from his family due to the existing issues between them.  On the other hand, Moomal’s (Saba Qamar) secret collections of Rano’s images also prove that she has feelings for him.

Things get worst when Rano sets up a stage production for their local university. The inheritor cousin wants to marry Moomal, while his younger sister has her heart for Rano.

The film’s highlight is Saba Qamar who leaves us awestruck with her acting skills. Filmed back at the same time as Hindi Medium; her skills prove that she has the potential for the mainstream cinema. The male lead Ahsan Khan too shines in this intense romantic drama in equal measure.

On the technical front, the cinematography, screenplay, casting, edit, production designing, costumes, makeup and lighting work brilliantly together to add on to the charm of the film.

The filmmakers have done a smart job by not over advertising Sufi-ism and Sindhi culture in the short film. This has helped them to stick to the message that they wanted to convey through this film.

In short, director Siraj Ul Haq’s film takes us through a tale of love, traditions and rebellion that makes for an engaging watch.

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