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       Peace in Mother’s arm  

Fair man, sitting under the tree, with a black hat and long jacket, playing a soft music on his violin. A passersby journo looked at him sharply and found as Mr George, the richest man of the city,  sitting quietly with out any security…

Man sitting under the tree

He calmly asked “sir, if I’m not wrong, are you the owner of X brand”.
He replied softly by nodding his head.

Journo asked him again, may I know why are you sitting here?

Mr George replied ” Holding a seat near this tree so that when I die I get a shade of this tree, which is grown on my mom’s cemetery. She was the one who took me in her arms for the first time and I want her to hold me again for the last time when I die”.

Journo had no words to speak after that. He walks away with deep thoughts.

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I am taking part in the #FridayFotoFiction – Weekly Flash Fiction Writing Challenge hosted byTina and Mayuri

New idea of gifting via Canvas Champ Prints

Gifting is one thing, which everyone would love doing, whether you are at receiving end or you are the one who is gifting. But in digital era everything  is now personalized, be it cakes or be it bags or be it furnishing cushions. Though The Era of making hand-made gift was more lovely than technical and digital era , but Canvas champ has not let that charm to go even now in gifting sector. Canvas Champ is division of  Shreyas plastics.  After establishing businesses and vendors in the print and advertisement industry for over two decades, Shreyas Plastics started with vision to serve directly to the user. After  success of Bannerbuzz.com, they researched to offer more products and services to their customers that would be more personalized than Professional. And thus Canvas Champ came to existence.

Canvas champ prints are customized products, we know as there is lot of expectations that people today expect from a brand. Canvas champ give excellent customer service team that is available around the clock just to help you get the exact product that you have in mind. The materials they use for our prints are better than or at least up to the industry standards and they assure you that  customer friendly prices have not come at the cost of quality.  Their design wizards are up to mark and successful for any task you have for them, and with a joint experience of well over 25 years in graphic designing, there is no request they cannot fulfill. old

I am huge fan of Canvas champ Prints and this is how i landed up on their cushion section which gives you personalised photo cushion cover.  Gone are the days when people used to show you special or memorable photos from cupboard drawers, now welcome your guest by placing specially designed cushions on your sofa ,so that guest need not be told about your special memories, they themselves will ask after watching the canvas champ printed cushion.

How did u like these cushion?

If you want to make for yourself then just login to website and customize your product and upload photos ,decide sizes ,have a look at preview and order.  The process of making and ordering is simpler than playing game, website is so user friendly that it took me hardly two minutes to order my personalised cushion. Other than cushion ,they have many varieties of products like tshirts ,frames ,mugs , metallic and acrylic paint prints too.  They do give you lot of offers in the form of Canvas champ prints coupons like on women’s day also they have it. So hurry people ,go and grab the offer now and decorate your home with personalised cushions and prints.canvas champ prints coupons

Ruling Out Thyroweight!

Not long ago, a friend of mine experienced major bodily changes post pregnancy – weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and mood swings. Very easily these were attributed to Post Pregnancy effects. After a suggestion from her relative, she underwent a Thyroid Test. The test results turned out to be positive for Thyroid Disorder. Today, regular medication is bringing her thyroid imbalance under control. She got lucky with early detection.
If given a thought, how many such people are present out there, completely ignorant of these signals their body must be giving and merely attributing it other more prevalent causes.
1 out of 10 Indians have thyroid disorder but over 70% of India’s population stay unaware, hence undiagnosed. 

Common reasons for ignoring thyroid symptoms:

1) Most people think it’s hereditary, hence can’t affect them
2) Probably it’s the sedentary lifestyle giving weight gain
3) I am crossing 30 so anyways hormones are changing
4) It’s just a minor weight gain, why should I go for test
A more prevalent symptom is thyroweight – weight gain with tiredness. Even though the most common one, this too gets easily ignored for its generic nature.

Celeb Talk – Taking Initiatives and Spreading Awareness

We all follow Bollywood irrespective of the genres we love, we all do sometimes look up to these Bollywood Celebrities. When Deepika Padukone upfront spoke about her struggle when she went through Depression, we all took Depression seriously. On the occasion of the Thyroid awareness month, an awareness campaign was organized, where Dr. Shehla Shaikh, who is a leading Endocrinologist with 25 years of experience and associated with major Hospitals like Saifee, Wockhardt threw light on interesting facts around Thyroid disorder. Dr Sheila sheikh

Also supporting the cause was well-known Bollywood celebrity Juhi Chawla. She shared her experience on Thyroid disorder and how to overcome it. She said, “Thyroid disorder is not something you cannot treat, just get a test done and if found positive, consult your doctor and start your pills as prescribed.” She also shared example of her husband who is a thyroid patient, and leading a healthy life by following a simple medication. The panel discussion led to one conclusion that women who majorly suffer from thyroid disorder, tend to ignore themselves, so Juhi added, “Be a bit selfish, and take care of yourself first and #RuleOutThyroweight”. Juhi Chawla at #RuleOutThyroweight event
These examples might have motivated you definitely. So how about you getting yourself and the loved ones around you checked if these symptoms persist.

Types of Thyroid Disorder:

Thyroid disorder can be classified into two types:

Hyperthyroidism – It is a condition in which thyroid gland becomes overactive leading to excess thyroid hormone production.
Hypothyroidism – It is a condition in which thyroid gland becomes underactive leading to less thyroid hormone production

Hypothyroidism is a far more common disorder than Hyperthyroidism:
Unexplained weight gain
Lethargy
Tiredness
Fatigue
Constipation
Memory Loss
Slow heart rate
Weakness, nervousness, anxiety
Dry hair, hair loss
Change in menstrual cycles
Irritability, mood swings, etc.

If hypothyroidism is not treated timely or is not taken seriously can lead to cardiovascular and neurological disorders. For more information please visit  http://thyroidindia.com/thyroweight/
To conclude..
Let’s be more cognizant of the physical and mental changes happening within and around us and come together to #ruleoutthyroweight

Disclaimer: I attended a discussion on thyroid awareness facilitated by Abbott India Limited. Any opinion expressed in this blog is my personal opinion and not the opinion of Abbott India Limited. Abbott India Limited does not assume any liability for the content of the blog. The blog post is not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment for people having thyroid problems. Any reader of this blog suffering from thyroid problems should specifically consult his/her doctor for the same and follow the suggested course of treatment.’

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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Wo. ETOP 10 WOMEN ENTERPRENEURS OF INDIA TO FOLLOW ON WOMEN’S DAY

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

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

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

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

1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw :Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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

 

2. Chanda Kochhar :Chanda Kochhar

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

3. Naina Lal Kidwai :NAINA LAL KIDWAI

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

 

4. Ekta Kapoor :EKTA KAPOOR

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

5. Indra Nooyi :INDRA NOOYI

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

 

6. Neelam Dhawan :NEELAM DHAWAN

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

 

7. Priya Paul :PRIYA PAUL

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

 

8. Ritu Kumar :RITU KUMAR

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

9. Shahnaz Hussian :Shahnaz Hussain

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

10. Indu Jain:INDU JAIN

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

 

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

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My journey… Nirvana Adventures : Inception of a beautiful journey’s idea…

 

Have you wondered how movies inspire us? Well I am not speaking about the Horror genres that terrify us and bring out the best goose bumps ever. Here my reference is to the ever beautiful movies you never get tired of watching like Into the Wild (Hollywood film released in 2007), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (how the entire group travels to Manali for that trekking experience in the Himalayas) or Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) where three friends decide to go on an adventurous trip. Sipping on coffee, watching out the clean blue sky with some tint of white clouds here and there what reminded me was the amazing awe filled experience of Farhan Akhtar sky diving in the sky. Could I do that? Of course I can but that would take time. Would that be a possibility that I could do this near Mumbai? Well not sky diving at least paragliding  at Nirvana Adventures is what I have been wanting to do from a long, long time.

spectacular view at Nirvana Adventurs
GoPro view of Paragliding at Nirvana Adventures
Tandem Paragliding

Asked a lot of friends but they could not help. Finally Google suggestion worked out wonders and Nirvana Adventures Paragliding Club is what I came across. Keep reading as today I am going to make you walk through an amazing adventure I had at Fly nirvana, one of the best and oldest schools of Paragliding which is almost 20-year-old, ISO CERTIFIED SCHOOL, and did a Tandem Paragliding and what an experience that turned out to be.

Tandem paragliding
Paragliding at Nirvana Adventures

At Nirvana Adventures they make sure you don’t go home disappointed. Tandem paragliding team ensured that I got the experience, thrill and excitement of paragliding without having to learn it, myself. What this means is that I enjoyed the experience of flying like a pro for ten minutes or more without any training or any kind of previous experience, thanks to an experienced tandem pilot, state of the art equipment and breathtaking sites (which I am never going to forget).

Tit for Tat

Yes, what you do is what you get. So what did I do? I let the pilot do his work. What did I get in return? I enjoyed the ride and savoured the amazing experience, as I settled for nothing less than a bird’s-eye view of beautiful hills and long and far stretched green fields. Well you do visit gardens and fields and forests but very few people who dare to fly get to see this top-view. It was indeed a wonderful experience. Those 10-15 minutes in the air made me realize, how beautiful the earth is!!! How the mesmerizing beauty of our mother nature comes out to be when we go up and watch this beauty come alive.

Word from the owner…

When I got a chance to speak with the owner herself it turned out to be an amazing conversation. She said, “Nirvana Adventures came into being in 1997 to fulfil your dreams of free flight by offering a safe standardized and encouraging atmosphere to anyone interested in taking up the sport of paragliding as a hobby. It all began with the discovery of ideal paragliding sites in 1996. With time, energy and dedication Nirvana Adventures became a pioneering paragliding school that in turn led to the transformation of Kamshet into a world paragliding destination. When Nirvana Adventures first began, there was a lot to achieve. The area was remote and paragliding was unheard of in the region. There was a dire need to concentrate and focus on creating basic infrastructure to meet the immediate needs.

Owner of Nirvana Adventures
Photo with owner of Nirvana Adventures

Nirvana Adventures actively involved the local village community at all stages – from making tea and drinking water available, supervised parking, providing ISD telephone service and initiating the use of the local jeeps as transport. It was a Herculean task indeed! Every year Nirvana Adventures commemorates the decade long journey undertaken together with the local community, our students and visitors.


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Since 1997, Nirvana Adventures has always extended a hand to anyone who’s interested in joining the magical world of paragliding. Today we’re a full-fledged adventure company who teach, cherish and share some unbelievable paragliding and outdoor adventure experiences to numerous students and visiting pilots from all over the world. Many of them come back every week, month or even annually. Nirvana Adventures has become a second home for these pilots. Vibrant and seamless paragliding communities where you can fly make new friends and feel at home.”

Accomplishments

As I got to know more that Nirvana Adventures are the oldest and most reputed paragliding school in the country. They are India’s First & Only ISO 9001-2008 Certified Paragliding School. They are the ones responsible for discovering the paragliding sites at Kamshet and transforming this remote region into a paragliding paradise drawing paragliding enthusiasts from all over the country and the world.

Accomplishments at Nirvana Adventures
Rahul Gandhi at Nirvana Adventures

Their commitment to keep abreast with the latest in this new and developing sport in terms of best training practices, state of the art equipment and infrastructure and a strong emphasis on safety has ensured this place as leaders in the sport of paragliding.

Today they are a full-fledged adventure company and a reputed paragliding school. Numerous students & visiting pilots come to Nirvana Adventures from all over the world, many of them coming back every week, or month or annually.

Coaching Process

Here at Nirvana Adventures they follow the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s (BHPA) progressive training system, a step by step approach that ensures a comprehensive, grounding in all the skills and knowledge ensuring high standards. They have developed a training program that is enjoyable and satisfying in a country holiday atmosphere set amongst the hills 2200 feet above sea level.

Training at Nirvana Adventures
Students undergoing training during course

When you arrive at Native Place they allot a set of equipment to you (glider, harness, helmet and radio) for my exclusive use during the period of my course. You are also given a training record, manual and log book and will be exposed to other reading material and paragliding videos. Your instructors live under the same roof and are always at hand should you have any queries.

At the appointed time you will leave for the flying site along with the Nirvana crew. Your lesson in the field will begin on flat ground where you begin learning to fly the glider while safely on the ground. After a brief demonstration by your instructor, you’ll put on a harness and learn ground handling (how to control the glider on the ground), launching and landing skills with your instructor running alongside you. Day one is dedicated to ground training.

Your first flights will be undertaken in controlled conditions. The training hill you fly from, the wind speeds you take off in and the glider you fly are all selected keeping your level in mind. You will start with hops or low-level skimming flights where you fly a few feet above the ground. When you feel comfortable and can demonstrate good control of the glider, we’ll move to the training slope where you’ll practice solo flights from a higher altitude. First flights are short and at the landing area an assistant will be waiting to guide you into a smooth touchdown. Most students fly at the end of their second training day.

Under the guidance of your instructor calmly talking to you on radio during your flight you will learn to take off, make gentle turns, judge the wind direction and land gently and gracefully as an eagle. You will then be on your way to mastering the art of powerless flight.

Theory lectures and video sessions are held at the guesthouse. Each day dedicated transport takes you to the flying site and back. After an active session at the site you come back home to Native Place to enjoy great food, great company and great views.

Although I did not get a chance to do this extensive course. I had to gather the details for my favourite blog readers so that you get a glimpse of this amazing experience.

 

Native Place

Had enough of Nirvana Adventures? When I started knowing about this place I too thought this but somehow this place kept surprising me. Out of the factual things I mentioned in the article that’s how it was but at the end of the day don’t we all miss home? Well I was missing my childhood days when we as a family went to the native place and enjoyed the simplicity of nature. This is when I came across Native place. Naah!! This is not my travel experience from a different place, this is just what Nirvana Adventures offers to the people who would love to stay.

Native Place at Nirvana Adventures
Property view inside native place

The term ‘Native Place’ in India means one’s ancestral home or village. It is a place where an entire family converges during vacations and other occasions to spend time together. For generations, native place has played a pivotal role of a sacred waterhole which kept families together and traditions alive.

Please Note

For travellers coming for the first time should know that Native Place is NOT a resort but a guesthouse, offering home-stay facility. I do recommend that everyone who wants to visit should go through Nirvana Adventures’ website thoroughly in order to check out what facilities are available/ not available at their guesthouse before making a reservation. Native Place is a charming guesthouse, situated few hours away from Mumbai, just off the old Mumbai-Pune highway. It is nestled in a utopian hamlet, Kamshet, blessed with scenic beauty created by the Vadivali lake and the surrounding mountains. The unique design of the guesthouse flows down the sloping hillside, offering a spectacular view of the lake and the mountains.

Treatment Received

Welcome pamphlet: A Welcome Pamphlet available in my room contained useful information. It has a lot of information about Native place’s guesthouse and garden, site-seeing, emergency numbers etc. Do read it when you arrive so you can be familiar with things around.

Guest Rooms: Native Place has spacious rooms with attached baths – Lake Front Room 1, Lake Front Room 2, Sun Room, N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5. 4 bunk zones (Dorms) as well as tents – Tents and Dorms are provided with comfortable mattresses, sheets and pillows, and has a separate area of restrooms. Choose whichever is preferable.

Accomodation in Tents at Nirvana Adventures
Tents at Native Place

Living / Dining Room: The guesthouse has an informal living/dining room next to the central courtyard, with a wide staircase spilling out into the porch. You can find numerous hangout spaces within the guesthouse and in the garden. Just relax and unwind.

Food: Delicious home-cooked buffet style meals are prepared offering you the local flavours. Many of the ingredients are grown in our own garden. Menus are prefixed; if you want to order snacks / beverages, there is a separate menu at the Kitchen.

  1. Food at Nirvana Adventures
    Simple food- Healthy living

    IMP: All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are ONLY served in their common dining area of the main guesthouse. Timings are fixed.

They do have an extra menu (available in the kitchen) for guests who may want to order snacks. But this service is sometimes suspended at short notice.

Food Supplies: The best part about Nirvana Adventures is that they support the local economy by purchasing most of their ingredients from the local market and directly from the farmers. They have a policy of using fresh local produce. Not only does this enhance the quality of the food we serve, but also reduces the ‘food miles’ travelled to reach the plate and, thus, the level of carbon emissions generated. The rice they serve is a variety grown especially by farmers in this region and the pickles are homemade. So all the ingredients come from their own garden.

No Room Service: Being a guesthouse, they have limited staff and do not offer room service.

Guests are not allowed into the kitchen and they do not allow refrigeration of your personal foods and beverages. Pets are not allowed. This is keeping in mind comforts of all guests who come to Native Place.

Eco-friendly: Native Place strives to be a sustainable and eco-friendly venture by conserving water and not littering I too contributed for the cause.

Native Place  Garden: In the garden they have a preference for indigenous plants that attract birds and butterflies and other wild life to the garden. These plants survive on limited water and fertilizer, thereby ensuring that we use fewer resources. They also follow permaculture principles and the Nateuco method of organic farming, making their own compost (amrit mitthi) and reusing their own resources.

Garden Discovery Cards: They have compiled a series of Garden Discovery cards for you to explore the many delights and treasures in the garden. They urge us to use the same and promote it as well.

Discovery cards at Nirvana Adventures
Informative Discovery Cards containing details of plantations in Native Garden
Checklist for a traveller like me

Climate: You can visit Kamshet any time of year – October to January for winters, February to May for summers, and June to September for blissful rains. Due to its geographical location, the days are warm and evenings cool. December and January can be particularly cold at night.

Clothing: Casual attire suits best. November/December/January: Light Woollens for the evenings and early mornings. Rest of the year: light attire all day and night.

Health and Misc: Native Place is located 13 km from the nearest stores. So, do keep this in mind while packing, and carry your preferred medicines, toiletries, etc. They do have a first aid kit in-house.

What to watch out for?

Staff : Native Place, today, has been able to create employment opportunities for the local youth (a much-needed contribution from every sector of our country). Almost all the staff members belong to Kamshet and villages around Kamshet, who are groomed, trained and appointed for specific roles and responsibilities in the guesthouse.

Organic Food at Nirvana Adventures
Staff collecting Rocket leaves for evening Salad

Architecture : Built keeping the weather, geography and earthy aesthetics in mind, the architecture of Native Place is designed to blend with the cascading hillside, overlooking the Vadivali Lake. It has airy rooms with high ceilings and many windows and ventilator openings to keep rooms additionally cool in summer. The central courtyard and many large openings funnel fresh air into the house at all times that made my stay refreshing. Laid with China Mosaic the roofs are not only delightful to look at, but also effective at keeping the ceiling cooler (this feature was the best as I love art and ventilation as well).  In addition, the trees and shrubberies all around help in keeping the atmosphere pleasant throughout. Nature was at its best rather it was put in use at its best.

Electricity : To counter the frequent power cuts that peak in summers, Native Place has a back-up generator that powers fans and basic lights indoors. In addition, they have a solar-cum-windmill that powers outdoor lights. We use energy-efficient bulbs to reduce electricity usage and, thanks to solar panels, we have hot water running on the bathroom taps and they are working towards going completely off the grid. How eco-friendly and cool is that.

Water : At Native Place strong emphasis is on water conservation, which is why they use micro filtration and reverse osmosis to produce potable water, drawn from the nearby lake. The residual waste water is treated on site, using Reed Bed technology and is used to irrigate a part of the garden. Furthermore, in the garden, they have consciously chosen species of plants that survive on less water, and have adopted various methods to reduce water consumption.

Taste the Authentic : Traditional mango pickles, crunchy salads of fresh vegetables picked from the Native Place garden, a wide spread of multi-cultural vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies … food at the Native Place guest house is all about tasting the authentic. After the whole adventurous ride I savoured these delicacies to the fullest. The buffet was served at the common dining area at fixed timings during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes you ought to be punctual to enjoy those special meals.

Meals:   Speaking of meals they had a typical menu. No you won’t get a special cook or chef here. It’s your native remember? Native Place has an exclusive Buffet service as I mentioned earlier with the Breakfast having options such as Upma (Semolina Porridge), Poha (Spicy Puffed Rice), Anda Burji (Scrambled Eggs), Bread, Butter, Jam and Tea. Lunch had some of my favourite with Dal (Lentil Soup), Rice, Roti, 2 Vegetable Dishes, 1 Salad and Pickles. (1 Chicken dish for non-vegetarians). Dinner had Palak Paneer, Aloo Mutter, Jeera Rice, Egg Curry, salad, Pickles (On weekends, dinner begins with vegetable soup). Weekend Special has Freshly Barbequed Chicken, Jacket Potatoes and Butter Naan. With No Room Service, Native Place gives you the full responsibility to get out of the room as we all did back at our native place.

Multi activity adventures : Feel the excitement of climbing hills and scaling new heights. Go mountaineering! Flying Fox, Rock Climbing, Abseiling / Rappelling, Hiking, Jummaring, Valley Crossing, Ropes Course, Outdoor Surviving Techniques and Team Games are the options for Adventure Lovers.

So what are you waiting for ?

Nestled in a remote valley in the Sahayadri Mountain Range, it is located 2 and half hours from Mumbai, 40 minutes from the hill station of Lonavala, and is accessible via the Mumbai-Pune expressway and rail. Trains and buses ply to Kamshet every day from Mumbai (via Lonavala) and Pune. Get your journey planned and get set to this place. I highly recommend this place for those travelling alone as well as with their family as it is an excellent getaway for all the Adventure lovers and if you are not the adventure type then go on get yourself comfortable in the warmth of Mother Nature. Be it the serene beauty from the top being flying in the limitless sky or being in the lush green trees and bushes and greens all you have to do it visit that place to enjoy both or any.

What makes this place attractive is its location (being so close from the hustle of Mumbai), it is yet so calm and has so many things to offer. So go on and grab this opportunity to find peace from your daily ordinary life.

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

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

With friends at CMSL AT LFW
Friends at CMSL AT LFW

Let me tell you the basics about whisky.

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

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

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

Jamie walker at CMSL At LFW
Famous Jamie walker

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

Classic Malt selection whiskey
Classic Malts Selection whiskey’s

Singleton of Glen Ord 12YO Single Malt:

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

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

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

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

VALENTINE DAY’s 2018

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

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

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

Latest Valentine’s Day Gifts for the couple

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Sailing

    Sailing

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

All the Images are taken from Love Doodles Website.

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

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

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

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

This is a sponsored post written for cars.com talking about car safety features and how to maintain cars for long use.  However the views expressed  are completely personal.

Why safety of cars?

Safety of Car turns to Safety of Yourself. It is always better to be safe then to be sorry. Everyday we read of mishaps on road that takes various lives. Rash driving and speeding may be the cause but at the same time failure of the vehicle might also be the reason. No matter how careful you drive or the amount of experience and skills you have, you are not safe unless your vehicle is in good condition and to keep it in good condition it should be maintained properly.

Why maintanance of the car is important ?

Maintenance of the vehicle plays an important role in your safety on the road. When you are having your own Car, it is your duty to maintain your car properly to ensure Safety of Car. Routine maintenance of your Car should be done regularly. Yes, it is true Routine Maintenance of Car may involve your valuable time and also money but I think, yours and your loved ones Life is more precious than anything else. Neglecting the condition of your vehicle, imagine heavy rain is pouring and you are driving on the highway and suddenly the vision gets unclear because of the false wiper blades or what if while driving any of your Car part fails because of negligence, may result in unpleasant and dangerous consequences. In such circumstances, you are endangering the lives of the people with you too. Prevention is always better than Cure, is what we all know.

Car is my second home.

While travelling, travelers consider their car as their second home. So it’s one’s duty to ensure Safety of Car even while you are out of your home. Knowing the percentage of crime happening in our country, theft and hijacking of the vehicles especially the cars have crossed all the records. If you go to the shop or to the office, or when you hit the gym, or in the circumstances where you find your Car to the only one present in the parking, you should always ensure the Safety of Car. 

1) First of all make sure always that your Car is locked properly and have no valuable belongings in it when you leave. 

2) . Even in slow-moving traffic you should always keep your valuable out of sight and safely in the boot or box or under the seat of the Car. 

3) . One should avoid going to the crime spot alone and at night or early morning.

4) . While driving you should follow all the traffic rules.

5) . One should always carry Car documents and insurance papers every time you take your Car out.

6) . Always follow speed limits, since people often disobey speed limit which in turn increases the chances of fatal accidents and affects the Safety of Car.
7) . One should not Drink and Drive.
8) . While driving a Car during traffic should try to maintain safe distance in the front.

It’s obvious one cannot mitigate the risks of being a victim but at least can minimize the chances of falling prey to the attackers by taking the precautions and following the above tips. You should consider the fitting of anti-theft device to ensure Safety of Car, through which your Car can be traced easily during any emergency. If you take proper care of your Car, your Car will last longer and work better and you can get a good resale value too. Additionally a proper maintained Vehicle is a Safer Vehicle.

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