Saturday, 18 October 2014

Its Diwali Lets Head Back Home in time for celebrations





Diwali for me has been the most important festival ever since my childhood . It has had something magical to it . Life throws our share of challenges to us and my life has been no different.However the seven to ten days  that we celebrated diwali used to be  the most special and cherished . For it was the time of the year when the whole family got together and just the feeling of being with the family always created a spirit of festivity like no other.
Living in Delhi and having spent most of my Diwali festivals here I can recollect how about a few days prior to the festival we could feel a little nip in the air . It indicated the onset of the winter season and also gave us the message that Diwali is here. However the first sign for me  used to be just about on or after the festival of Dushera that the aroma of the peanuts being  roasted on a coal fired stove mixed with the  cool breeze announced he coming of the festival season. You may argue and even rightly so that the festival season begins with the navratras .
However for me it meant the coming home of my maternal uncle and getting to spend time with him and get undivided love and pampering of the entire family. It was around or after Dushera that the much awaited inland letter would arrive to inform us of the date of arrival of my maternal uncle (my mama). The day we got the letter ,it used to be  officially the unofficial countdown of the festival season. It meant rushing to the tailor to get new clothes stitched. For it was the festival when we children got new clothes and had plenty of opportunity to look trendy and chick. This was also the time when my maternal grand father used to prepare the list of items that would be given as Diwali gifts It included sarees for my mother, my grandmother and my aunt. Sweets for the entire hous hold and for those who worked for the household like the maid and her family ,the colony guard ,the sabzi wala (the vegetable vendor). Being young I always got a trunk full of  crackers as a Diwali gift from my uncle.
How ever as I grew up I realized that my family actively contributed to make the festival more cheerful and enjoyable for the less privileged. Now my focus has also shifted to being socially more responsible and try to celebrate a pollution free diwali . The trunk full of crackers have been replaced by a single box of phuljhadi. New clothes are still bought but the purchase is more need based and the focus is more on buying warm clothes and blankets that we can give to an orphanage .However what has not changed is the love and bonds of out family. We still get together and celebrate.hangout together and enjoy. When these days of celebration pass we bid farewell to our outbound relatives with heavy hearts. The  silver lining is the marking of next years diwali dates so that we can block these dates and get back together for a fun filled festival season and yes I start looking forward to the next years dusherra as well awaiting the arrival for that letter announcing the date of arrival of my mama .Even in this age of SMS & Mobile phone it is truly magical and brings us the news  that diwali is round the corner .
https://www.gharwalidiwali.com/.
PepsiCo #GharWaliDiwali film

Its Diwali Lets Head Back Home in time for celebrations

Its Diwali Lets Head Back Home in time for celebrations


Diwali for me has been the most important festival ever since my childhood . It has had something magical to it . Life throws our share of challenges to us and my life has been no different.However the seven to ten days  that we celebrated diwali used to be  the most special and cherished . For it was the time of the year when the whole family got together and just the feeling of being with the family always created a spirit of festivity like no other.
Living in Delhi and having spent most of my Diwali festivals here I can recollect how about a few days prior to the festival we could feel a little nip in the air . It indicated the onset of the winter season and also gave us the message that Diwali is here. However the first sign for me  used to be just about on or after the festival of Dushera that the aroma of the peanuts being  roasted on a coal fired stove mixed with the  cool breeze announced he coming of the festival season. You may argue and even rightly so that the festival season begins with the navratras .
However for me it meant the coming home of my maternal uncle and getting to spend time with him and get undivided love and pampering of the entire family. It was around or after Dushera that the much awaited inland letter would arrive to inform us of the date of arrival of my maternal uncle (my mama). The day we got the letter ,it used to be  officially the unofficial countdown of the festival season. It meant rushing to the tailor to get new clothes stitched. For it was the festival when we children got new clothes and had plenty of opportunity to look trendy and chick. This was also the time when my maternal grand father used to prepare the list of items that would be given as Diwali gifts It included sarees for my mother, my grandmother and my aunt. Sweets for the entire hous hold and for those who worked for the household like the maid and her family ,the colony guard ,the sabzi wala (the vegetable vendor). Being young I always got a trunk full of  crackers as a Diwali gift from my uncle.
How ever as I grew up I realized that my family actively contributed to make the festival more cheerful and enjoyable for the less privileged. Now my focus has also shifted to being socially more responsible and try to celebrate a pollution free diwali . The trunk full of crackers have been replaced by a single box of phuljhadi. New clothes are still bought but the purchase is more need based and the focus is more on buying warm clothes and blankets that we can give to an orphanage .However what has not changed is the love and bonds of out family. We still get together and celebrate.hangout together and enjoy. When these days of celebration pass we bid farewell to our outbound relatives with heavy hearts. The  silver lining is the marking of next years diwali dates so that we can block these dates and get back together for a fun filled festival season and yes I start looking forward to the next years dusherra as well awaiting the arrival for that letter announcing the date of arrival of my mama .Even in this age of SMS & Mobile phone it is truly magical and brings us the news  that diwali is round the corner .

Keeping the Child healthy & make the Home Happy

Children are a bundle of joy .Ask any parent and they would agree .However there would be fair number of naysayers  .Whichever category you belong to, you would agree that bringing up children is a full time job that takes a lot of energy and effort.
However some may argue that more difficult then being a parent is being a child . As a child is constantly dealing with a body that is growing. He or she competes with other children at school, is under tremendous peer pressure to make a mark in studies,sports or extra curricular activities .
Actually for us as parents the focus of our lives begins to revolve around our children. Right from the infant stage we begin to care more and modify our timetables to  adjust better in looking after our children.
A child who is healthy brightens the spirit of the whole household. Being more cheerful he /she also brings and spreads an infectious cheer to the entire household, and some part of us as grown ups revisits our childhood and this uninhibited banter and energy brings out the child in a lot of us. However infectious cheer is not the only thing that the children bring back home. Playing in the mud, ,being in the class of numerous other children, in close proximity of other children and environments that carry germs, Disease pathogens and viruses puts our young ones at constant risk. So what do we do ? restrict them from playing outside? or be in the close proximity of other children who may be suffering from colds,flues or other viral infections? This is hardly an option because a child's life is not easy. It is not a T-20 match where he/she has to perform for a short period of time .Instead its like a test match where the endurance ,immunity and skill to negotiate the day to day challenges is tested. The moment a child falls ill the whole activity in a household comes to a stand still. The exuberant playfulness of the child is replaced by the irritability or sickly behaviour. This does not just affect the child but the spirits of the child as well .Cheerful outings are cut short,. Ice  creams become a strict No-No and instead of going out to play or go on for a drive.the parents are busy seeking an appointment from the doctor.
So what is the solution? Is it to quarantine the child? & keep minimum contact with the outside world? On the contrary a disease is only a way of mother nature telling the parent that there are more things that needs to be done to boost the disease fighting ability of the child i.e the immunity.to prepare for the trials and tribulations we must give our children tonics and immunity boosters that give our children better chances to overcome and fight diseases and have a natural immunity for disease causing pathogens. So a healthy child is a happy childThe child being the center of our homes , a happy child makes  a home
The best way to increase immunity is to introduce natural tonics that boost the child's immunity. Our ancient rishis identified herbs and plants that boost our immunity Amla a great source of vitamin C which boosts our immunity system and is a rich source of anti oxidants.



Giloy or  Guduchi has been documented to have immuno-modulatory properties.





Satavari helps protect our health


Bala is an antioxident
Vidarikand is a rejuvinator.
However the good part is that we need not consume these ingredients individually. For our benefits all these ingredients have been used to create a tasty and easy to consume mix called Dabur Chyawanprash which is known to have a 3X immunity boosting properties
https://www.liveveda.com/daburchyawanprash/.

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Its Diwali Lets Head Back Home


https://www.gharwalidiwali.com
PepsiCo #GharWaliDiwali film
Diwali for me has been the most important festival ever since my childhood . It has had something magical to it . Life throws our share of challenges to us and my life has been no different.However the seven to ten days  that we celebrated diwali used to be  the most special and cherished . For it was the time of the year when the whole family got together and just the feeling of being with the family always created a spirit of festivity like no other.
Living in Delhi and having spent most of my Diwali festivals here I can recollect how about a few days prior to the festival we could feel a little nip in the air . It indicated the onset of the winter season and also gave us the message that Diwali is here. However the first sign for me  used to be just about on or after the festival of Dushera that the aroma of the peanuts being  roasted on a coal fired stove mixed with the  cool breeze announced he coming of the festival season. You may argue and even rightly so that the festival season begins with the navratras .
However for me it meant the coming home of my maternal uncle and getting to spend time with him and get undivided love and pampering of the entire family. It was around or after Dushera that the much awaited inland letter would arrive to inform us of the date of arrival of my maternal uncle (my mama). The day we got the letter ,it used to be  officially the unofficial countdown of the festival season. It meant rushing to the tailor to get new clothes stitched. For it was the festival when we children got new clothes and had plenty of opportunity to look trendy and chick. This was also the time when my maternal grand father used to prepare the list of items that would be given as Diwali gifts It included sarees for my mother, my grandmother and my aunt. Sweets for the entire hous hold and for those who worked for the household like the maid and her family ,the colony guard ,the sabzi wala (the vegetable vendor). Being young I always got a trunk full of  crackers as a Diwali gift from my uncle.
How ever as I grew up I realized that my family actively contributed to make the festival more cheerful and enjoyable for the less privileged. Now my focus has also shifted to being socially more responsible and try to celebrate a pollution free diwali . The trunk full of crackers have been replaced by a single box of phuljhadi. New clothes are still bought but the purchase is more need based and the focus is more on buying warm clothes and blankets that we can give to an orphanage .However what has not changed is the love and bonds of out family. We still get together and celebrate.hangout together and enjoy. When these days of celebration pass we bid farewell to our outbound relatives with heavy hearts. The  silver lining is the marking of next years diwali dates so that we can block these dates and get back together for a fun filled festival season and yes I start looking forward to the next years dusherra as well awaiting the arrival for that letter announcing the date of arrival of my mama .Even in this age of SMS & Mobile phone it is truly magical and brings us the news  that diwali is round the corner .




https://www.gharwalidiwali.com

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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Its raining Pakoras -;)

The Rain was dancing on the roof top,calling for a feast.
The stage was set and the hunt was on.
Cauliflower was the target which was on the run.
It slipped and fell into the bowl of besan batter which had salt and flakes of red pepper.
It struggled to get out getting covered all the more and in a haste fell into the pan of hot oil.
It tossed and turned till it got golden brown.A pair of prongs slyly fished them out
The charming boiled potato spread out its white robe while the green pea and the yellow corn stood guard all around.
The cheeky cherry tomato
pinned it down with a toothpick through its crown.Lashes of cheesy cheddar encircled it with its arms
 while the  mint chutney chuckled and waited for its turn.
It was time to set up the Borosil Variety Platter Square,flatter the taste buds and stop the chatter
It was made welcome with Oohs and aahs and within the wink of an eye they were all gulped down
There was shouts of "We want more" but alas the cauliflower were no more.

http://www.myborosil.com/

Monday, 30 June 2014

www.carconnect.in The hangout where all your car needs are met

Gone are the days when there used to be only a few cars on Indian roads.One had to choose between  the trusted Fiat or the Ambassador. Today's buyers are spoilt by the choices they have.


Within a brand and for  a given model there are so many varients that are confusing and difficult to choose from?




Is this the right time to buy the car or there a new launch lined up in the near future that will give me a better choice or is there a diesel/CNG version of my favourite car  being launched shortly.

There are so many questions and no place to turn to ? Well not quite. Just join www.carconnect.in 
What greets you is a plethora of choices, right from car launch use to car features comparison it offers a lot to the car enthusiasts.

Its truly a community of car lovers and users  that creates ample opportunity to share experiences and learn from each others experiences.
Car road trips are the best way to  spend quality time with family or friends.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Reality Check:Food in train to be fresh,hot and from your favourite Restaurant and at a discount


Do you often travel by train? or have you ever traveled by train then you must be wondering if the food served in trains is of high quality
When was the last time you traveled by train and were served food that was delicious, nutritious and from your favorite restaurant. This is the choice you get when you order your food 1 hour in advance.






For foodies like me who love their food even more so when they are traveling. There is good news. Now they can order food on that will be delivered when they reach the station.
This means they can be assured of piping hot fresh delicious food of their choice whenever and where ever  they are traveling by train.TravelKhana is bringing more and more stations on the map.






You Can even use a discount coupon and get 20% off on your order






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