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Why parents need to realize importance of games in student’s life

We as parents always want our children to do well at school however it just means academically good results. All of us are in love with seeing those “A” grades in their report cards as we are often told that the primary route to have a pleasant house, fulfilling career and overall successful life can be only achieved through good academic result. Thus, we end up focusing only on their academics, and that’s, a disaster. Have you ever thought on Importance of games in student’s life.

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.

                                             by Billie Jean King


Student life is not only consist of academics but also skills, interests, co-curricular activities and most importantly games and sports. A lot of times, parents stop their children from playing outside or even inside and ask them to study instead, if you are one of the parents doing this then you need to realize that this is damaging your child’s development. It is time to realize the importance of games in students’ life. Games and sports are not only important because they help the child to become fit and active but even helps them to do their chores more efficiently and allows them to do better at academics as well.

Importance of games in students life
jute bag race

Al:so Read : Positive attitude in kids 
Below we have listed some of the  benefits of games and physical activities in a student’s life. Grab a cup of coffee and learn why it is important to let your children play!

Importance of games in student’s life:

1) Helps to stay in shape
2 ) Physical activity helps in improving the blood flow throughout the body and maintains overall health. It helps to control the weight, builds muscle and increases bone density. And as they say, health is wealth, hence playing takes care of an important aspect of your life.
3) Teaches time management
4) The time limit and rules in the sport events make the children eager to learn the importance of time management. Some games teach them how to be fast and quick while the others teach them how to use the time in an efficient way. Time management helps them in the long run in their academics as well as life situations.
5)Enhances Social Skills
6)Participating in games and sports develops teamwork skills in children. They realize that it is important to work together as a team. When playing in teams, children socialize with each other and this improves their confidence and charisma to talk with people outside these games.
7) Improves focus
8) Sports help the children to develop discipline. They learn to set goals and then work to carry out these goals. It makes them more focused and dedicated towards everything they do. Sports has a direct relation with enhanced concentration, improved classroom behavior and improved academics performances.
9)Increases confidence level
10) When the children receive appreciation for their skills, it builds up their confidence to an incredibly greater level. Games and sports enhance the cognitive skills, build higher self-esteem, stronger leadership skills and lowers the risk of depression. The children feel confident not only in sports but also in day-to-day activities which gives them higher level of satisfaction and better results. I hope you have understood Importance of games in student’s life.

High five principles of sports

After understanding the Importance of games in student’s life, lets understand some principles of sports in students’ life. Now let’s talk about what you as a parent have to do if your child is engaged in any kind of sports. The constant support of family helps the children to feel good about them and it strengthens your connection with them. Your teen in his/her growing age might not easily find time to spend with you, sports can give you and your teen a lot of time to appreciate and bond with each other. There are some key points you must know to give your child a safe and successful sports experience.

Coach
Successful sports experience always starts with the right choice of coach. Coach is a caring adult that follows the principles of healthy child development. The positive and supportive relationship with an adult helps the teens to develop optimistic social skills, strong self-esteem and positive peer relations. Positive coaching gives the teens the right tools to push themselves academically and physically. A good coach ensures that the child feels safe; both physically and emotionally.

Friendship
The coach helps the child to learn the importance of friendship. Many times the teen gets this opportunity in schools by taking part in games and sports. It is the time when teens from different backgrounds meet together. They learn to make friends regardless of their diversity and uniqueness. They are exposed to a bigger world beyond their family and neighborhood. Friends offer support, positive competitive surroundings and healthy criticism.

Structure rules of the game
If the child is following same structure rules for sports training consistently, it can be a little boring. Children learning through new and different methods daily and with a good coach, who some time at practices allows the child to shape their own environment, use their imagination and extend a variety of sports skills through a variety of activities, helps the child to become more efficient and gives better result. When I see my kid playing some sports which I never thought, but learning to what coach is explaining makes me understand the Importance of games in student’s life. They really learn something good and usual in their life with new games.

Capability of children
Capability of children should always be put in light before providing them training for any kind of sports. It makes the children feel that they are getting better at something. They do better day by day by participating at their own skill level. You have to make sure that the equipment must be of proper size for the children and the rules are not too difficult according to their understanding level. Always keep in mind that the development of children is more important than winning or losing in the game.

Participation
The real results are seen only when the child participates in different sports events. Again, winning and losing the game really doesn’t matter. What really matters the most is participation. You have to make sure that the children are participating at their own comfort level; they have to learn making choices, have a voice of their own and do things by and for themselves. Ensure that the child always remains interested, is moving a lot and is totally motivated by what he/she is learning every day.
Games and physical activities are an integral part of children and students activities. Parents must encourage their little ones to go out and play as it is really important to keep them healthy. I hope you know understood the importance of games in student’s life, it is time to actually use the pointers discussed above in reality.

If you have anything else to add in the article, do let us know in the comment section below.

Image source : We had organised sports day in our Terapanth professional forum  community to make every parent understand the Importance of games in student’s life. And we took them to childhood games which made them realise how much our kids are lacking in sports nowadays because of excessive screen time.

Monte South at Byculla by Marathon Group and Adani Realty

Along with Food and Clothing, Housing/ Shelter is the third most important requirement of Human Beings. It is everyone’s dream to have their own dream house but if you are a Mumbaikar, you are very much aware how difficult it is to have your own house here. With time, Mumbai being a financial city to work, the crowd here has increased a lot. Joint families here stay in small houses and also on rents, as compared to the suburbs the town side area of Mumbai is very much crowded and to have your own luxury house in that area was just impossible.  But no more worries as we have Monte south with us.

monte south at byculla
dream flat at byculla

Dream comes true for south Mumbai residents with Monte south

Monte South at Byculla has turned impossible into possible. After the success of 43 slabs first tower, they started the construction of the second tower. Byculla being a crowded place where people will hardly find the flats with basic amenities, Marathon Group and Adani Realty has made every Mumbaikar dream of having luxurious house with all luxurious amenities come true. With over 43 slabs of construction for the 1st tower, the JV partners recently unveiled its swanky, new dream flat on the 28th floor of the first tower, with Mr. Pranav Adani. The dream flat is designed by award winning ZZ architects and it has set a benchmark for all luxury dream flats.
Monte South is developed on 12+ acres of Khatau Mills at Byculla. It is one of the last few available large mill lands in South Mumbai. Khatau mill compound was acquired much before in 2002. The mill compound has old mills and a natural water body as a pond within it. As it is difficult to find a natural water body in this side of South Mumbai, the developers Marathon Group and Adani Realty decided to retain it. Over the years, the developers have maintained the pond with proper barricades and implemented aeration from time to time. Also, biological oxygen demand is monitored from time to time and aeration is done to introduce oxygen in the pond. Many varieties of birds also perch by the pond side. They are also planning to build a Jain Derasar next to the pond to make it an ideal spot for a place to worship.

Some of the Pros of Monte South in Byculla are:

Monte South is one of the largest remaining land parcels in South Mumbai.
It has superb location with easy connectivity to eastern and western express highway and the freeway.
It has many apartments in the luxury segment, among all 2.5 and 3.5 BHK apartments are good and much larger than others.
It provides incredible views from every apartment and every room. Even the kitchens and bathrooms have great views.
The interior of the flats is done by award winning interior designer ZZ architects. Some of the most unique lifestyle amenities are set on the 8th floor podium including beach, Amazon themed landscaping, sports court etc.
The project has been designed by Hafeez contractor and has bagged several awards including the luxury project of the year at the DNA property awards 2018. The construction of Monte South is made using revolutionary Kumkang technology from Korea.
The only con of Monte South tower is it’s cost which is far from the reach of middle class and can be afforded by only rich people.
Marathon Group is a 49 years old Mumbai based real estate development company that has completed over 80 projects in the city. This group has provided homes for more than 5000 families, retail space for 400 retailers and also offices for 350 businesses. They are currently building several townships in the fast growing areas.
Adani Realty is one of the youngest arms of India’s top infrastructure and development field. This group has a legacy of trust and excellence that leave up to everyone’s expectancy. At present, they are developing over 69 million sq.ft of residential, commercial and social club projects across Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Mundra and Kochi.

Some of the luxurious amenities of Monte South in Byculla are:

Swimming pool
Lotus Pond
Gym
Pool deck
Jain Temple
Palm Court
Pergolas
Jogging track
Skating
Kids playing area
Indoor games
Sports court, etc.
It is a master piece project where everything is under one roof with everyone’s ease and convenience. It’s an ultimate luxury with grandeur and many great amenities. for more details visit here .

Are you summer ready !!!

Mumbai and summer seem to be synonyms to me now. Every Mumbaikar would relate with me when I say summers are like bread toasts on pan. It’s mid-May and we are struggling to beat the heat. Being a microbiologist, I know that summers are best temperature for microorganisms to grow fast and hence we tend to fall sick more. I am going through the same phase right now, because eating outside made me sick but as an adult, we can handle the situation. But what about our kids? Are they ready for summer? Have you made plans on how to make summer friendly for children? Are you making  amazing summer drink for kids.
I am sure you must have made all possible arrangements to make this summer cooler but with so many activities to distract them, food is never their priority. And since they aren’t receiving enough nutrition, they become more prone to diseases.

pediasure cookies and cream
Lara and mahesh bhupathi unveiling pediasure

Make your kids summer ready with Pediasure cookies and cream flavor- An amazing summer drink for kids

Recently I came across Pediasure which has launched a new cookies and cream flavored powder for kids. My daughter doesn’t like drinking plain milk and hence I always make sure that I add something which is healthy and tasty to drink. Pediasure comes as a saviour to me as it contains 37 nutrients which help support height & gain weight, and boosts immunity & brain development. The newly launched flavor is the best since kids love cream cookies so much!

The event was an eye-opener as the esteemed panel comprising doctors, nutritionist and celebrity couple Lara and Mahesh Bhupathi, discussed how summer growth if one of the most important time in a kids life. It is their #TimeToGrow.

Insights from Event

Us mommies also got to taste the new flavor made by chef kichaa aka Nihal, and it was such a treat for us adults I cannot wait to see how my kid will react to it! As a mother, I am super happy as I have now made my kid summer ready. Now I can send my angel for all summer camps with a bottle of Pediasure. I suggested to my friends to make kids summer ready by boosting their immunity, growth and development with such health drinks. Pediasure is a complete nutrition cup for your kid. Pediasure Cookies and Cream is truly an amazing summer drink for kids.Being a mother I know kids get bored of same flavor too so make sure you give Pediasure cookies and cream in different ways. Take it as a parenting hack from me and I know you and they will love it. For instance, you can make banana smoothie with Pediasure Cookies and Cream which is an amazing summer drink for kids one day.

Ingredients  for Banana and Pediasure shake

Banana mashed 1 piece🍌

Condensed milk 2 tbps

1tbsp PediaSure cookies and cream flavor powder.

1 glass milk

Honey 🍯

Ice

Method

Take a jar, put all ingredients and churn it to give a nice smoothie texture and serve to your kids.

amazing summer drink for kids
image source :pediasure

 

2)You can also try making a moose with whipped cream using PediaSure cookies and cream to make another amazing summer drink for kids.

Ingredients for pediasure moose

Whipped cream

Powdered sugar

2 tbsp of Pediasure’s Cookies and Cream flavor

One cup of plain vanilla icecream

Method :

Take double ice bowl 🍚 and stir all the ingredients to give a fluffy mixture and serve it small shot glasses and serve with lot of fruits.

amazing summer drink for kids
image source :pediasure

Or You may also like to make a spread and give it to your kids with oats bread, or make healthy ice candy of same banana shake.

If your kid is a fussy eater, these hacks can ensure your kid is getting proper nourishment.
I hope my tips and tricks will help to keep your kid summer ready and you can make many recipes using  Pediasure Cookies and Cream to make  amazing summer drink for kids.

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Selfie -a  new way to bond with people

          I am a Sab TV lover and there comes a show “jijaji chat par hai”. If you haven’t seen then you must see. 90% of time you will see the leading girls taking selfies in the show, as they are shown as most selfie addict girls in town. From mornings selfies to eating selfie to brushing selfie to good night selfies. Though it’s a show I feel the era of smartphones have made every one a selfie crazy 😜. From a rickshaw selfie to cycle selfie or be it an Airport selfie to sky diving selfie. If a person is having a smart phone, 90% of his gallery will be of selfie. Though you can search on history of selfie and do some research, for me selfie existed when I heard about chimpanzee taking a selfie which became viral. In 2010 i had a Sony C10i and we used to click pictures using rear camera but one day i broke my rear camera and what was left was front camera with 2 mp which used to be very hazy, but cudn’t help as I had no guts to ask my husband to give me new phone. But these led me click only selfies which i used to hate as it wasnt clear and we all friends cudn’t fit in one pics too. But in 2018 I have two smart phone and one iPhone especially taken to click best selfies.
Time teaches you everything (pun intended).
Now comings to selfies, me and my family are biggest and  craziest selfie clickers. There is no one occasion where we havent click selfies. In fact sometimes my whole function get covered with selfies in gallery and not a single picture clicked using rear camera.
Let me tell you that I have 20 plus kind of selfies clicked in phone.
#friendfie
#carfie
#foodfie
#FamilySelfie
#coupleselfie
#momdaughterselfie
#sisterselfie
#travelselfie
#airportselfie
#partyselfie
#jewelfie
#bagfie
#winkfie
#beachselfie
#adventurousselfie
#artfie
#shoefie
#largestselfie
#celebrityselfie
#poutselfie
#festiveselfie
 But now let me tell you the best selfie of mine which are always closer to my life and always have been my favorite.
Here comes the first selfie, which is taken in mid air and wishing my husband happy valentines day. And using  Facebook live with selfie camera I wished him from air and he was down getting scared about my craziness. (PS- my glider at back was laughing at my madness). This is very close to my ♥ as  me n mu husband feel deep sense of love.
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How to Wash Virgin Hair Bundles?

Proper care for your virgin hair bundles is well paramount to achieving a long-life span for your extensions. Malaysian, Brazilian or Peruvian hair weave, these hairs are natural like your own hair and the maintenance required is not quite different from what you do with your natural hair.

Washing your virgin hair bundles before fixing or sewing them in per time is fairly necessary because it helps to restore its shine and keep the virgin hair bundles alive. It will restore you hair to its natural state. Our recommended hair cleaning method is by employing to co-washing. It is simply cleansing your hair with a moisturizer conditioner without the use of shampoo. The conditioner is meant to provide your hair with enough moisture to keep it from tangling while bringing the luxury of softness to make the hair bouncy. Shampoos are only meant to remove dirt and oil build up from the lot of products you have applied to your hair overtime. If fancy a wash using some shampoo and conditioner, make sure to use moisturizing models of these products, they work more effectively that way. Just because we care for your virgin hair bundles and we want to make sure you are ultimately satisfied with them, well take you through the step by step process of washing them effectively.

1.Comb and detangle: Depending on how long it takes before you decide to wash your virgin hair bundles, you might need to use a wide toothed comb, brush your bundle out gently. This is necessary because the bundles would have definitely formed into tangles.

2.Tie up your bundle:  Based on how full your virgin hair bundles are, tying them up in rolls with a band is a good maintenance measure. Make sure to tie them at the weft a little tightly so that they don’t drag out while washing.

3.Apply shampoo: Using your preferred moisturizing shampoo, apply a generous amount to your already tied up bundle. Ensure there is enough of the shampoo applied thoroughly around your bundle.

4.Wash: Scrub gently in a downward motion. It is important not to scrub the hair too hard as the strands might come off. You could also make use of your wide toothed comb to ease your washing by brushing down gently.

5. Apply conditioner: After applying shampoo and washing, go on to apply your favorite moisturizing shampoo and wash in a downward motion to.

6.Rinse with water: After washing to your satisfaction, deep your tied bundle in a bowl of warm water. You could rather let your bundle sit under a flowing tap to rinse out the shampoo and conditioner. Repeat the process until the product clears off from the bundle.

7.Towel dry: You do not want your bundle getting soiled just after washing, so, make sure to use a dry clean towel to wipe the wetness out of your bundle.

8. Hang to air-dry: Concentrated heat from driers cold be harmful to your virgin hair bundle, so, it is advisable to hang out it out on a line (rope) to air-dry all traces of moisture. Make sure that your virgin hair bundle is completely dry before installing.

Lengthy hair appears is the in-factor this year. From celebrities towards the girl nearby, everybody appears to become sporting it. Nothing nowadays is permanent as everything continues altering, so it’s advisable that you need to choose a change occasionally. Altering how you look through real human hair extensions is a factor that you could enjoy and test out how you look. Extensions really are a simple means by which it’s possible to drastically alter the size of their head of hair. You just need to determine whether lengthy locks are appropriate for your or otherwise, before for you opt for real human hair extensions.

It might happen that you’ll see people everywhere sporting lengthy hairs. However, it doesn’t mean that you’ll also provide go for it . simply because everybody goes legitimate extensions nowadays. You must realise that does not everybody is a perfect candidate legitimate extensions. Extensions can be achieved both with real real hair with artificial synthetic hair. You have to go to your stylist and discover if you’re ideal candidate for hair extension or otherwise. When the stylist advises you from extensions, you best need her advice. Otherwise, you might just finish up causing harm to hair.

Perform a proper research and discover exactly what the advantage and drawback to real human hair extensions are prior to going for this. You are able to take the aid of Internet to locate any information that you would like about real human hair extensions. If you’re not very convinced with the info that you simply find on the internet, you are able to discuss this for your buddies who’ve gone through this process. Those are the best individual who let you know precisely what advantage or disadvantage this process has. After knowing about extensions, you are able to go on and do that to test out how you look if you think confident with the process.

Real human hair extensions or real hair extensions are pricey when compared with artificial extensions. Well if the caliber of hair extension is nice and whole factor looks incredible for you, Home theater system . won’t hesitate to spend cash to pamper yourself. The substitute extensions are constructed with synthetic hair and odds are there this might not look real. Well as you are tinkering with how you look, you might as well settle to find the best. There are various methods through hair wigs may be put in your hair. It may be through connecting, by utilizing clip-ons and by using glue which are made from certain chemicals.

After you have extensions done, you have to take special proper care of them, so the extensions can remain for any lengthy time. Make sure to follow, all aftercare regime the stylist insists upon do. Based on your aftercare regime, your real human hair extension may last from 4 to 6 several weeks. It’s all with you, to possess a wonderful new hairstyle or follow the same hairstyle you have been sporting for any lengthy time.

Cochlear Implant Surgery in India – Boon to hearing impaired people because #HearingMatters

Imagine a world without sound, no chirping of birds, no sound of flowing water, or no whistle of a cool breeze! How does it feel? Awkward, right? Now imagine a world without car-horns, crackers, honking, shouting and annoying voices. How does it feel? Heavenly, right? Now imagine a person who is born without the ability to hear and is unable to listen to both the pleasant and the annoying sounds. It does make a huge difference to that person, doesn’t it? The importance of listening can only be understood by the person who is hearing-impaired. What if I say you that Cochlear implant surgery can be boon to hearing impaired children or people who  have profound sound loss.  Thanks to Cochlear India for making me aware of this.

Recently I got a chance to meet a brave, optimist and a very talented 11-year-old boy who was born with profound hearing loss. Currently studying in Class 6th at the Balmohan Vidyamandir, Divyesh Indulkar now lives like a normal child, and show his talent to the world like any other child.  Thanks to the unilateral Cochlear implant surgery  he underwent at the age of 1.8 years at Hinduja Hospital by Dr. Milind Kirtane .cochlear implant surgery

Divyesh’s parents who too were hearing-impaired from birth had a gut feeling that he too might be afflicted with hearing loss. And as fate would have it, their worst nightmares turned out to be true. After 5 months of Divyesh’s birth, his parents realized that he too was born with the hearing-impaired condition, since he was unable to respond to any of the sounds around him. All hell broke loose on Divyesh’s parents as the very thought of seeing their beloved son tread the same path like theirs gave them sleepless nights. The pain of seeing Divyesh go to a school for the hearing-impaired and communicating in sign language with others seemed like a repeat telecast of what they had been through all their lives.

cochlear implant surgery
divyesh’s happy family (parents and aunt)

There’s a saying, ‘Not all superhero wear capes’, so in such a situation Divyesh’s maternal aunt Chitra aka the superhero of the house, who had seen her sister her entire life without uttering a word, decided that Divyesh would not endure the same path like her sister. Therefore, she took him to a paediatrician to get him treated, after which certain tests were recommended. The tests revealed that Divyesh had profound hearing loss. Chitra was then educated about Cochlear Implant surgery at Hinduja hospital and how Cochlear implantees lead a normal life after the implantation. Divyesh was operated at the age of 1.8 and after 1.5 years of continuous therapy Divyesh was able to distinguish between the sound of a falling glass and the sound of a falling spoon. This was when the doctors started his speech therapy thereby enabling him to communicate. Divyesh loves to call himself ‘Shivba’ since he was born on Shiv-Jayanti.

Everything written above may seem to be simple for some people but Divyesh’s family had to go through tremors of financial and psychological setbacks every time they saw Divyesh not performing inspite of the effective therapy. But nature always pays of if you do hardwork to achieve something. In this case her aunt and Divyesh’s maternal grandparents stood up like giant tree to make Divyesh live normal life.  It was Divyesh positive attitude right from birth to accept what comes to him.

Unlike his parents, Divyesh was lucky to get an implant at a very early age and now lives life-like a normal child. Divyesh is now a master at playing the Tabla and that’s been possible only because of the Cochlear Implant surgery. Is it a miracle or an irony of life? I don’t know! Such is Divyesh’s optimism that he dreams of becoming a pilot. He also does a lot of mono acts and dramas on stage. He loves to dance and has been featured in many Marathi ads and has also hosted many live shows at schools for the hearing impaired.

After seeing his family, I feel that we need to make other people aware of Cochlear Implants and its importance for hearing-impaired people. Many people take life as it is gifted to them, and don’t want to change for better. I have seen many cases where parents didn’t bother to take their children for the therapy sessions even after a successful cochlear implant. Therapy sessions are an important part of the Cochlear Implant as both go hand-in-hand. Avoiding therapy sessions post the implant would leave the child with speech disorder. The pain of seeing one’s child go through all the stress is a psychological setback for every parent but one must always remember that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”  by  Jack Ma, Co-founder, Alibaba Group

 

A Cochlear Implant does the work of a human ear, but what teaches the child to speak and comprehend are the exercise and practice sessions with the therapist. Cochlear Implant is a boon to the soundless world.

 

Factors responsible for hearing loss:
  1. Family history
  2. Premature birth
  3. Infections during pregnancy
  4. Lack of oxygen at the time of birth
  5. Listen to audio at high levels
  6. Head or ear injury
  7. Measles, meningitis, mumps or ear infections
  8. Ageing
  9. High blood pressure
  10. Diabetes

 

Who can get a Cochlear Implant?
  1. People or children who have moderate to high profound sensorineural hearing loss (more than 50% hearing loss to 100% loss)
  2. Cases where hearing aids are no longer helpful.

In cases with congenital hearing loss, early intervention is advised, especially for kids below 10 years as most of the brain development happens by the age of 10. Kids learn early and that’s why an early intervention with a Cochlear Implant is beneficial for a child’s growth.

Understanding what a Cochlear Implant is –

Cochlear Implant is an electronic device which is used for medical purpose that does the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain. It’s not a normal hearing aid that amplifies sound. Instead Cochlear Implants bypasses the damaged hair cells of the cochlea to provide sound signals to the brain.

How does a Cochlear Implant works?
  1. A sound processor (for instance, the Nucleus 6 processor that Divyesh wears) worn behind the ear captures sounds and turns into digital sound code. The sound processor has a battery that gives power to the entire system and is easy to charge and clean as per your need.
  2. The sound processor then transmits the digitally coded sound through the coil on outside of your head to the implant that’s surgically placed just below it, on the outside of the skull.
  3. The Cochlear Implant transform the  coded sound of digit into electrical impulses and transfer to the electrode array which is fixed in the cochlea.
  4. The implant electrode stimulates the hearing nerve which then sends the impulses to the brain where they are converted into sound.
Facts and stats related to Cochlear implant surgery

A recent survey by WHO shows that over 466 million people live with disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss can be avoided and its impact reduced. Unless action is taken by 2030 there will be nearly 630 million people with disabling hearing loss and the figure could soar up to 900 million by 2050, which means, that nearly one in every ten people will have hearing loss. In India Neonatal tests or Newborn screening is given very less importance, which leads to late detection of newborn defects. As a parent, its difficult to accept that your child can be born with defects. But faster you accept , early you can start its treatment.  This is  exactly why it’s important to educate people about cochlear implants and raise awareness about disabling hearing loss.

 

Watch Cochlear’s™ Global Hearing Ambassador, Brett Lee, talk about how a cochlear implant surgery changes lives for good:

 

Explore more about Cochlear Implants: http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/in/home/discover/cochlear-implants

 

How to get the best water purifier for home?
      Water is renewable source of energy, only if you save for future life. Water is life.  In fact water is that precious diamond which we can’t  afford to loose at any cost.  Water is we and we are water, I am not wrong in saying  this, as our human body consist of up to 60% of water.  It is must for everyone to live on Earth. Water plays a very important role in everybody’s life, right from opening eyes to closing eyes. We start our day in the morning  with water till going to the bed, you need water. But do you know the potable water is different from regular water. Potable water is the drinking water, anything else is used for other purposes like cleaning and washing.  We just can’t compromise with purity of water for drinking. What you need is the pure water and Best water purifier for home in India .
       The question here arises is whether the water people drink in urban area, coming directly from tap without purifying it, is it safe….?  Some people think that water in any form or from any place is always pure and is safe to use and drink but in my opinion it is not true because to live a healthy life it is very essential to drink pure water since water is one of necessity for our body. On a planet like Earth where Global warming is increasing with a jet speed and in the big cities with over populated people,  creating  pollution which is directly affecting potability of water especially for drinking. Major Concern is about the purity of both surface and groundwater. This is a growing issue because as the population grows, it becomes more important to understand how to manage the use of water and to drink and get pure water. What if people misuse water and makes more impure water, we wont have potable water. Because of its impurity and contamination , a day will come when people on Earth will have scarcity of water.
        There is no planet like Earth which is both rocky and having flowing water. Without water, we cannot even dream of life. Although our planet  has wide lakes , vast oceans and rivers but the amount of freshwater is about a small fraction. Since we all know clean drinking water is a necessity to make sure hygiene because there is rapid growth of number of ailments and diseases due to impure drinking water.  You cannot all the time rely on mineral water so here is the need of Best Water Purifier for home in India . Yes it is true, knowing the advantages of purifiers majority of people are using water purifiers in cities but rural areas stay as it is, because people are not aware of the different purifiers available in the market and its importance. Even if people are aware of the purifiers still it becomes a challenging task to choose which one is the Best Water Purifier in India. Finding the best water purifier for home in India is half a battle won to stay healthy and fit.
         When you as a consumer think of purchasing a water purifier the first question arises is what kind of purifier?  Is it RO, UV or UF?  Then they decide on storage capacity?  or Which technology is the best one? And many more question like this to select best water purifier for home in India. Livpure a brand making Best Water Purifier in India provides solutions to every question raised by the customer and provides  perfect solution with the best product and service. Since It contributes in providing clean and pure water with a diverse set of water purifiers having different types of water purifying techniques. Their main products consists of RO and UV water purifiers which provides purified water which is not only free from bacteria, viruses and germs but is also free from dissolved chemicals. Livpure provides a range of water purifiers for home as well as commercial use in India.
RO water purifier
          RO or reverse Osmosis water purifier uses RO membranes to purify water. It is one of the most popular water purifier in India. In this type of technology water get filtered under pressure through a semipermeable membrane to remove heavy metals like arsenic, fluorides, mercury and other dissolved impure salts. RO water purifiers are mostly used in houses and companies. Since it involves high cost in maintenance and wastes a lot of water during purification process people mostly opt for other purifiers of Livpure.  But Ro purifiers are best in places like Gujarat and Rajasthan which have more hard water.
UV water Purifier-
          The search of majority of people to find a Best Water Purifier in India ends here.  UV purifiers use ultraviolet purification technique to clean water. It uses UV radiations to kill germs, bacteria and viruses and make drinking water free from viruses causing water-borne disease like cholera, typhoid and dysentery. Unlike, RO water purifiers, they do not remove dissolved salts from water which are important for our body as well do not make water acidic in nature.
Livpure Glitz UV Water Purifier
 Commercial water purifier
           Livpure also provides commercial RO water purifiers  for office use.  For commercial purpose Livpure gives a 5 stage purification including activated carbon and Ro technology with a purification capacity of 50 litres every hour.
Livpure i25 Commercial RO Water Purifier
UF water purifier
          UF water purifier uses Ultrafiltration membrane to purify water. As compared to RO purifier membrane UF purifier membrane has slightly larger pores. These purifiers clean the water containing bacteria and germs from the rainy and muddy water. UF water purifiers are manually cleaned by flushing all blocked germs thus making it last for longer time and involves low maintenance.  One of the is Gravity water purifier.
Gravity Water Purifier
             In the list of the best water purifier in India even this purifier is best fitted. These water purifiers do not use electricity for purification, they use activated carbon technology.  Most cost effective and is the best option to select in urban areas where there is shortage of electricity.
Livpure Brahma Gravity Water Purifier
Disclaimer:  The article written above is to make people aware about water purifiers in India. In no way i am promoting this as the only water purifier. The water purifier depends on you, which is best suited for you according to place you stay or the water quality which comes. Many a times the purifier selection is based on the level of purification needed, storage tanks  capacity and amount of impure water what you recieve.

 

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.

RED HOLI FESTIVAL ORGANIC COLOUR
ORGANIC COLOUR
  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.

ORGANIC COLOUR

  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

Ingredients:

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

 

Method:

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.

apple kheer
image source : google

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-

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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-

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

holi festival recipes
image source :sanjeev kapoor

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-

Ingredients:

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)

 

Method:

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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