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A Woman Who Weaved FAIRY TALES Proving “Age is Just A Number”

We all often think of giving up on our dreams when life throws challenges at us, but with sheer grit, determination and the power to pursue your passion, you never remain distanced from your dreams.

Whilst all of us plan for a retired life, the concept of retired life varies for all of us. Many consider a fancy retired life to be one where they can sit idle and ponder over the different experiences they have had in the past where as others consider it a time to pursue their hobbies, something which could not be done during earlier years of activity. Then there are those, who firmly believe that “Age is just a Number”. They are the people who prove that as long as you are passionate about pursuing a hobby it is never too late to implement it.

Today, we bring you the story of one such inspiring individual, a woman who weaved “Fairy tales”, Mrs. Juthika Nath. Mrs. Nath, is an octogenarian and at the age of 84 has recently started her own business venture of making unique handmade “Potli Bags”. Her venture sells these bags by the brand name “Thakumar Jhuli”, aptly named by her granddaughter Ankhi, which translates to the Bengali folklore, meaning Granny’s bags of Stories.

At a time when Women’s higher education was still not very prevalent in our society, Mrs. Nath, was way ahead of her time. She was a Psychology student from Ashutosh College, Kolkata. She had a modern outlook to life and among many of her interests, she know how to drive cars and loved playing Sitar. However, it was knitting which was her passion. She had learnt knitting from her mother and was so fond of it that even when she did not have knitting needle in hand she used to practice knitting using broomsticks. With no formal training in knitting, every design she used to weave were her own designs.

Mrs. Nath was trained in playing the Sitar and in Driving Cars

She got married at the age of 19.Her in laws family had 30 members. A “Joint Family“ household with so many members meant lot of activities as part of daily chores. As a result, she had to relinquish many of her hobbies and many of her interests had to be shelved but she persisted with her passion for knitting. Over the years, she used to weave bags and gift them to her relatives.

It was at the insistence of her grandchildren, who always encouraged her to consider creating “Potli Bags” and not limit them only to relatives but display her skill and creativity to all. This was the inception of ”Thakumar Jhuli” which since 2018 has been selling different designs of “Potli Bags” across various online platforms and the brand has been a grand success. It is available at all major virtual shops in social platforms and the varied designs of the beautiful “Zari” and Wool woven “Potli Bags” have been a big craze among youngsters who love to flaunt these bags complementing their dresses making it a perfect ensemble for all occasions. Furthermore, the bags can be customized as per the choice of the customers.

When being asked about how she feels about the over-whelming response she has received for “Thakumar Jhuli”, Mrs. Nath says, “I am more than just happy, I am grateful to each and every one for showering so much love and affection to me”. On her hobby of knitting, Mrs. Nath adds, that she even had a knitting machine at home, which she used, for weaving bags earlier but with age, she had to stop using the machine as due to poor eyesight it was becoming a problem. Thus, all the bags, which she is creating, are hand woven.

This “Young” entrepreneur has just proved all of us that opportunities can knock at your door at any point of time. As long as you have the vision, passion and enthusiasm for work, you will have the ability to make every opportunity count and show your creativity to all. Definitely, what she has achieved by pursuing her passion will be inspiration of all of us.

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Three Indian Babycare Brands That You can Trust For Your Baby: Go Vocal For Local

Owing to the present scenario of nationwide lockdown,we could see how the economic condition of our country declining and deteriorating day by day. Our honorable Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi himself in his last address to the nation on 12th May, have stressed upon using the products which are manufactured locally in our country. The  new hashtag now taking rounds everywhere are #vocalforlocal , #madeinindia, #makeinindia which will be a new step towards making India ‘ atmanirbhar’ that is self reliant and self dependent. It feels really interesting to note that gradually people are showing enthusiasm seeing the made in india products. But, if you introspect into the mindset of the people of our society,a large section of people are totally clueless about the origin of the product. Sometimes they are actually using a product because it is used by them from their ancestral times. Common example is of the American brand Colgate which is a household name in our society. So,now the need of the hour is making people aware of our homebrands which are at par or may be sometimes better than their foreign siblings which will somehow help us to resurrect the falling economy of the country.

Whenever,it is about any baby products we always do cross check and make ourselves doubly sure about the authenticity of the products.Generally we rely on those top International brands which have earned popularity like Chicco, Sebamed etc. Let’s now inform you about those made in India brands which are grabbing eyeballs especially of mothers and women because of their organic formulation, authenticity and fairly affordable prices.

Mamaearth

Founded by the husband wife duo Varun and Gazal Singh in 2016,Mamaearth’s endeavour is to make 100 percent toxin free natural baby and skin and hair products.They have a vast range of products which are totally oraganic, natural, mum and baby friendly, free from chemicals. There is a perfect blend of science and Ayurveda in their products. The product quality are checked on international standards and are dermatologcally safe. They offer an array of products from nappy rash cream, mosquitoe repellants,baby laundry wash to serum, hair oils, shampoos for women, catering successfully to the need of both.

MotherSparsh

Conceptualised and founded by Rishu Gandhi an entrepreneur in the year 2016, Mother Sparsh as the name suggests is the healing touch of a mother, be it either your own mother or mother nature.

They claim to bring eco friendly, skin friendly natural products specially made for babies delicate sensitive skin and protect them from redness, rashes, dryness and allergies. The active ingredient are definitely different natural extracts formulated in the appropriate proportion with scientific technology. One of the best selling products of Mother Sparsh is their water based wipes which is made up of natural plant based fabric and purified water. There is no compromise with the quality of the products and use of chemicals is a big no no for them.

The Moms Co

If we are talking about fostering Indian baby care products then how can we forget The Moms Co. launched in the year 2017 by the power couple Malika and Mohit Sadani, Mom’s Co. delivers baby and mom care products which are dermatologcally tested hypoallergenic,and toxin free.

They bear a certificate after passing through stringent testing procedure from Australia. Furthermore products undergo microbial tests to ensure they are free from heavy metals, mineral oil, microbial growth. Recently the newbies of Moms Co. are prenatal care kit to aid pregnant women. Their vision is to make a one stop destination for pre Natal, post natal and baby care ranges.

Thus let’s hail ‘ Make in India’ and promote more and more indigenous products. Next time before you start worrying about which product to choose for self care  or for your baby try these brands for a better experience and also share and make others aware so that together we can take  a step towards upliftment of the Indian economy.

Author: Urmi Chakrabarti

Watching 4 More Shots Please From A Millenial Mother’s Point of View

Hello dear Readers!

Hope you are staying well and safe. So a few days back, one of the most popular awaited sequel to  the hyped 4 More Shots Please released on Amazon Prime and I am sure most of my female friends were eagerly hooked onto their screens for a couple of days to complete this series.

Well, for those of you who are still at their wits’ end, figuring out what this web series is all about, 4 More Shots revolves around four girlfriends, Anjana, Siddhi, Damini & Umang who represent the Modern millennial woman and their respective lifestyles. The most appealing part of 4 More Shots had always been its relatable plots & subplots. Season 1 made us believe there is no Superwoman in real and it’s okay to make mistakes and fall victims to its consequences. And here is where Season 2 loses its power.

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I am a modern millenial woman, mother to a 6 year old toddler and share quite a liberal approach to life.  And that’s what kept me believing in all the four characters of the series. But Ladies! Time for some reality check in the Season 2! When you begin to watch the series from a mom’s point of view, things begin to lose their relevance.

Let’s begin with Anjana, who is a divorced single parent, living with her small daughter, raising up her little one and managing a high profile corporate job.

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While Season 1 ended on an abrupt note wherein Anjana had landed herself into a soup after drinking and driving and being put under bars. Season 2 has no explanation to what had actually followed after that night. There’s a very brief mention of how she actually got the custody of Arya, her 6 year old. Anjana is a top-notch lawyer who has a great settlement with her former husband and his present wife and hence she can keep her daughter, there anytime. And thus, she doesn’t have any hurdles flying suddenly to Istanbul or going off to Udaipur for her best friend’s wedding.  Sounds sincerely cool, right? We so wish, all divorced couples shared this amazing equation.

Unfortunately, throughout the entire series, we don’t find Anjana spending quality time with her daughter. She is the perfect epitome of a working single mom. But somehow, as a mother, you would fail to identify yourself with her. Well, late night parties, sleeping with her boss, being completely oblivious of her daughter’s presence is where Anjana seems to be a little distanced from reality.  And yes, when it comes to single parenting, there is a chain of problems the mother succumbs to, and in Four More Shots there is no mention of any real time struggles Anjana faces. I so wish Parenting was such an “Utopian” concept, Anjana.

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Damini Rizvee, the celebrated journalist is the second character, is now planning on her book, a controversial piece on some Judge Damodar.  Damini finds it quite okay to love someone else and enjoy sex with someone else. She finds it absolutely righteous to dismiss her sexual inclination{Milind Soman} at one go, when everything gets resolved between the former boyfriend{Prateik Babbar} and her. I do understand Damini, sex is a necessity, but using somebody only to get your desires satisfied is not quite justified, isn’t it?

Damini gets pregnant with Milind Soman’s baby and carries forward this pregnancy with some ideal idea of co-parenting. Seems extremely fascinating, but unfortunately, she undergoes a miscarriage. And right on the next day, we find her getting decked up for her best friend’s wedding. Please don’t judge me, I am not at all referring to her emotional status, but immediately post a miscarriage, it’s physically a bit impossible to enjoy a wedding. Herein, again Damini gets distanced from the reality.

Considering Umang, she is a gym trainer with a bisexual preference and she is deeply, madly in love with the celebrated actress Samara Kapoor (played by Lisa Ray) . I believe she is extremely well paid as a trainer, since she finds no difficulty  for her sudden trips to Istanbul or going for regular parties in her favorite bar. Also she starts rekindling the spirit of love in Samara’s life and finally restoring her life to normalcy.

Baani Four More ShotsLike an ideal girlfriend, she takes her for meditation, Yoga sessions, finally bringing her back to stardom. And when finally Samara starts living her life, believing in herself and prioritizing her career, Umang fails to accept it.

 

This goes to the extent of Umang cancelling off their marriage right at the time when they were just about to exchange wedding vows. She denies the entire pompous wedding just at one go and declares her real happiness lies in the company of her friends. Then girl, why did you take the pains of going through all this drama? For Heaven’s sake, please get your priorities right!

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And then there is Siddhi, the spoilt brat of Four More Seasons, as I prefer to say. Siddhi hails from a super rich family and thus enjoys the freedom to celebrate her depression in the lovely lands of Istanbul. Siddhi is completely confused of her identity as in she has no idea of what to do in life{except for wasting her dad’s endless pool of money}. She finally discovers her passion as a stand up comic, starts sleeping with her co performer and faking orgasms repeatedly. And then when she is finally proposed by the boy, she disposes it easily stating she has just learned to discover herself and thus does not want to get tagged as someones’ girlfriend. In fact, Siddhi’s character seems to weaken the plot since she seems to be a completely insignificant addition.

None of the girls in Four More Shots face any monetary obstacles, no struggles of coping up with career and balancing a family life and certainly no hangover troubles. Wish life was this smooth! As a working mom, when we are always at our wit’s end trying to master the mantra of balancing parenting, career and family responsibilities, these girls seem to have achieved the Art of Perfection. And how can I forget the overdose of sex in the entire series? Girls, you have really raised our expectations.

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But yes, Four More Shots deserves an applause for celebrating the colors of friendship. In a world where women rivalry is so common, it creates a hopeful land of beautiful friendships. Moreover, it keeps on emphasizing the fact that no Men is worth the drama of sacrificing your identity. Strength of womanhood and the blissful power of friendship are the only reasons to invest your time on Four More Shots for a one time watch.

 

How Can You Make Your Kids Invest Time In Constructive Things When They Are At Home?

Hello Social Connoisseurs Family! It’s almost quarantine time across the globe and I assume all moms might be having a difficult time keeping your kids engaged. Especially when you are a mother to a kid aged 6-12 years, it’s certain that you would always be surrounded by curious questions. And in case you are sailing in the same boat with me, trying  to strike a balance between work, domestic chores and keeping your little Einsteins engaged, I have an amazing solution for you all.

LEGOCITY

 

I have recently introduced my son to the World of Lego and believe me he is loving it. My son is extremely fickle-minded and it’s almost impossible to keep him glued to a fixed place for more than five minutes. But LEGO comes as the perfect shoulder to lean on for every mom, who has a hard time holding the attention span of their super active toddlers.

A Sneak Peek Into The World of Lego City Police Brick Box

I chose to invest on the Lego City Police Brick Box that contains 3 sets of different blocks that compile to the making of a Police Station, with a Police car, crane, a Police Motorbike etc. Every set comes with an instruction manual book that makes it all the more convenient for the kids to curate the construction.

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What Makes Lego Blocks An Interesting Option To Invest On?

The LEGO City Police Brick Blocks might at the first instant seem to be an expensive affair{Priced around 4000 INR} to indulge in but well, some investments are worth it, considering its fruitful benefits on the fertile minds.

LEGO actually comes as a thrilling activity for every kid. It opens multiple avenues for your child to satiate their creative thirst. Especially it comes as a challenging engagement wherein your little one thrives to get the best out of those blocks, exploring their logical, cognitive skills with a fusion of hidden creative energies.

Lego blocks are indeed an ideal way to keep your kids busy in an enriching way. They help your children to polish their imaginative skills & subtly assist them in mastering the art of construction.

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The City Police Brick Blocks is indeed an Interactive and Fun Learning Activity that improves Logical and Complex thinking & Problem Solving skills.

So next time you are free from this overwhelming lockdown, do not forget to introduce your little ones to the dynamic world of LEGO.

 

Discover Some Amazingly Creative, Handcrafted Jewelry At The Most Affordable Prices At This Bong Based Insta Jewelry Store

Jewelry has been an intricate part of a woman’s wardrobe since time immemorial. And yes, we women for sure cannot think of alienating ourselves from jewelry whether it’s gold, artificial or even handmade. And today my post is about locating the perfect piece of handmade jewellery that not only would win you stares but would also allow your pockets. A few days back I was introduced to this beautiful Bong- based Instagram Page  “Rimir Sinduke” which artistically redefines the art of jewellery through her exquisite collections. Based out of Kolkata, this virtual jewellery platform knows how to please your tastes and earn your hearts through their finest amalgamation of contemporary and traditional artifacts.

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“I like to keep it Simplistic” or “I am always dressed to kill”, whatever be your accessory mantra, this Instagram shop has it all. Bright beaded neckpieces to appliqued earrings, metal bangles to stunning metallic traditional necklaces every jewellery speaks of an innovative touch of art. In fact, you can look out for every possible material for adding up tour accessory wardrobe with ‘Rimir Sinduke’.

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You know what’s the best part of Rimir Sinduke? You can team their jewelry with sort of outfit. Whether it’s an ethnic tunic, an off shoulder dress or even a saree, “Rimir Sinduke” goes hand in hand with anything and everything. If it celebrates the hidden boho attributes in you at one point, it is equally capable enough to bring out the traditional ethnic vibes cornered in every Indian woman’s personality. All you need to know is to curate your fashion sense with the correct piece and team it up with a suitable attire.

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If you are still a person who loves to visit a store, feel the material and go ahead with your purchase decision and quite sceptical about going ahead with this virtual store, then for Kolkata residents, you have a piece of good news. This virtual store is soon getting its offline base in Gariahat Road. And for online shopaholics like me, kindly keep your worries at bay, since the founder is extremely professional in her approach. All orders are delivered perfectly on time with seamless packaging and no undesired follow ups. Better than a website, isn’t it?

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If you are wondering with all such varieties offered and facilities proposed, this would definitely be an expensive affair. To our utmost surprise “Rimir Sinduke”’s jewelry pieces begin as low as 80  and the maximum price might go upto 500 INR. Now isn’t that a super steal deal? So go ahead and get ready to bombard your Dps and Instagram pictures with compliments with these creative junkies from Rimir Sinduke.

 

5 Real Life Lessons That Made In Heaven Makes Us Contemplate on

Amazon Prime has been grabbing all the attention now when it comes to the New Gen Indian audience. While at one point, Indian viewers had no other alternatives rather than to rely on Netflix for some great original content, Amazon Prime has gradually grabbed all the limelight. With some successful series of lined up contents like Breathless, Mirzapur, Four More Shots etc. the Indian section of audience, not relying on the Saas Bahu daily soaps has finally achieved something truly satisfying their modern appetites for entertainment. And recently out of this Entertainment Pandora’s Box, released one of the most anticipated series by Zoya Akhtar “Made in Heaven”.

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The “Gully Boy” fame director has been winning all the applause for her incredible direction in various films and “Made in Heaven” definitely adds a feather to her success crown. While most of the audience has accepted this recently released web series with a broad outlook considering how it mirrors the real turbulences in marriages, many of them have also criticised it for its explicit & wild depiction of sex, use of raunchy dialogues and definitely unusually abusive vocabulary. However for me, ‘Made in Heaven’ stands out to be another realistic sketches by Zoya Akhtar of the so-called polished and successful marriages that seem to be made in heaven but are actually grounded on harsh human reality.
The story has a setting of South Delhi where Tara and Karan are running a successful wedding planning organization, “Made In Heaven”. Karan belongs to an ordinary middle-class family while Tara Khanna is married to one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, Mr. Adil Khanna. However, both of them are trying to invest on their own dreams and curate a successful business with their venture of Made in Heaven. This 9 episode web series deals with several subplots with the main plot of Tara, Karan, Adil and Faiza{ Tara’s best friend and Adil’s secret extra-marital alliance} running parallel with full force.
The best part of this entire web series is how beautifully Zoya Akhtar pronounces the nuances of the apparently perfect marriages that are established in the urban strata of the South Delhi society. Every episode deals with a particular negative tone that are usually present in all the metropolitan based weddings, but take a backseat amidst the glitz, glamour and wealth spent on the ceremony.
Elaborating much on the plot might deviate you from the main subject. For me, “Made in Heaven” is more than an ordinary web series as helps you to contemplate on several issues in real life. I would love to take this as a story that leaves you behind with a number of lessons to consider.

Karma Never Lets Anyone Escape

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The foremost and perhaps the most important lesson that Zoya wants to portray is how Karma takes its course. Whoever you are, whatever you might have achieved in life, Karma won’t let you go from its vicious circle. So when Tara’s husband cheats upon her, we cannot let go off the fact that how Tara had earlier seduced Adil into a marriage by breaking his prospective engagement. Similarly Karan gets back his results of embarrassing his gay partner Nawab years later when he himself gets arrested for his homosexual relationships and atrociously abashed by the public, media and surely the police. The bottom line remains nobody gets exempted from Karma’s rules.

Your Soulmate Might Not Necessarily Be Your Romancing Partner

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While we always tend to identify our husband or wife as our real soulmate, sometimes true friendship might lie outside romance, as portrayed by the beautiful equation shared by Tara and Karan. While they are business partners, professionally involved in “Made in Heaven”, simultaneously they stand out to be each other’s’ soulmates without pronouncing the strong bonding shared between them explicitly. Karan rushes to Tara’s help when her husband Adil meets with an accident and his extra-marital involvement gets revealed and Tara hurries to Karan’s assistance when he gets arrested. In fact, these two have remained together through every thick and thin. Their chemistry is not limited to the fine barriers of a love relationship or just a professional alliance. They count on each other blindly for every sort of support, financially, psychologically or even physically. The mere presence of each other for each other validates their solid chemistry.

Never Forget Your Roots

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Zoya Akhtar maintains the fine art of subtlety while addressing some of the major realities of life. Taara might be married to one of the best blue-blooded families in Delhi and initially she gets lost in the polished tones of the urban society where she wins all the fame and success with her husband’s wealth but unfortunately there isn’t any happiness. However as the series moves on, Taara’s lost happiness is discovered in the teenage lanes of Purani Dilli where she used to enjoy her delicious, unhygienic golgappas, get herself groomed in the grooming classes and finally her sister’s home where there might be little wealth but there is never-ending happiness in the petty things of life.

Never Be Guilty of Your Identity

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This might seem to be quite an unrealistic lesson but the truth lies in the fact that that if you do not respect your choices, nobody will. Karan could have easily surrendered to the injustice and unethical invasion of privacy by his landlord. However he returned to the same house abiding by the terms of the legal agreement and confronted the situation with complete honesty. He had realised the intensity of the mistake he had committed in his childhood. He accepted that he was a gay not only in front of his family and the entire media but also started spreading the word about gay rights among his fellow listeners. Had he obliged to the wrong that the society has done to him, the same conditions would have followed that happened with his landlord.

Nothing is Above and Beyond Wealth

One of the best ways of Zoya Akhtar’s attack against this shallow society is the fine art of irony she executes throughout. While Taara’s husband claims to love her blindly{which definitely isn’t true considering the kind of extra-marital relationship he shares}, he remains extremely professional and materialistic when it comes to the monetary profits and loss ratios of “Made in Heaven” where he had invested. You might call it core professionalism, but at the same time, it’s quite hard to accept a man who wildly makes love to his wife at night, puzzling her the next morning with his series of questionnaires regarding “Made in Heaven’s performance charts.
Apart from these lessons, every episode is an endeavor of Zoya to chart out the vicissitudes of Indian marriage where there is glitz and glamour along with unending chains of hypocrisy and greed. There resides a fine juxtaposition of contradictory traits throughout every episode. Where there is love, there is greed, where there is trust, there’s betrayal and the chain goes on. While Made in Heaven remains to be one of our best web series, we are eagerly waiting for the genius Akhtar to bring on the sequel to the masterpiece soon.

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Sophistication with Elegance: All you Need To Know About Versus by Versace’s Association with IRW 2019

When it comes to speaking about one of the finest amalgamations of style, class and sophistication, Versace is a name that we can always count on. In fact, this international brand has been an iconic inspiration that we all love to flaunt in our accessory closet. And in the India Runway Week 2019, Versus by Versace represented itself as a proud association with the IRW 2019. India Runway Week that has been a platform for manifestation of the amazing work of young, talented designers speaks of designs for the youth. Versus by Versace, which has always been synonymous to class and perfection and one of the most preferred choices for the youth, associated with the IRW 2019 showcasing their exuberant and versatile designs that definitely represents today’s youth.

Today’s youth stands for a fine juxtaposition of contradictory traits. They are bold yet elegant, stylish yet simple and sober yet unique. Versus by Versace that remains to be a brand whose collection best represents today’s youth appropriately associated with the India Runway Week that witnesses the finest choices for today’s youth.

A Quick Tour Through Versace’s Awe-Inspiring Collection

The Versus by Versace’s lounge at the India Runway Week stood out to be a great reflection of how its range is perfectly designed to cater the refined choices of the present youth. With ample and unique designs curated to meet the tastes of todays’ trendsetters, this brand never runs out of style. In fact, its presence alone can amplify your regular monotonous look with its sharp features befitting the styles of the recent times.

 

Whether it’s the chronograph or the regular analogue, Versus by Versace imparts uniqueness to each of its timepieces with its edgy architect and highly efficient systems. The exuberant display of colors with special emphasis to black and white tones, makes these watches perfect suitors for both formal as well as casual occasions. In fact, if you are one of those who loves to turn heads with your style, nothing van be a better pick than Versus by Versace’s astounding timepieces.

Social Connoisseurs’ Take At The Versus by Versace’s Association with India Runway Week 2019

While all of the global brands are gradually spreading its footprints in the Indian consumer scenario, Versus by Versace’s association with the IRW 2019 is an excellent step by the brand.

The present generation aspires to own a timepiece that is classy, sophisticated, luxurious but yet affordable. Versus by Versace’s collection flaunted at the IRW 2019 sums up all these virtues and is definitely an addition that every fashion conscious youth would like to possess.

Prepare Your Skin For A Balanced Healthy Look with Skeyndor – Skeyndor Treatment Review

It seems Delhi has finally hit the summers. Welcome to the season of tanning and sweating incessantly with your skin becoming a victim to the scorching heat. Whatever precaution we may take, whatever sunscreen we may adopt in our beauty routine,  maintaining a healthy glow on the skin during summers seem quite a challenge. Gradually it begins to lose the shine and lustre that is usually present during the other seasons. Thankfully with my recent visit to the Skeyndor Studio, I could finally locate a solution.

Before I discuss how Skeyndor can be the perfect friend for addressing your skin’s problems and offer a detailed Skeyndor treatment review,  it’s important to discuss the essential reasons behind your skin losing its lustre. While the harsh temperatures and the drastic changes in climate are essentially the reasons that contribute to your skin’s dull texture, the growing pollution and constant exposure to the sun are some of the added factors that are also responsible for the same. These might seem to be the most common reasons however the main reason lies to be malnutrition of the skin. As conveyed by cosmetologist, Priya Bhandari, the lack of lustre in skin is primarily because of the deficiency of Vitamin C in the skin. Vitamin C plays a dominant role in giving your skin an inherent glow.

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With a detailed expertise outlook on the importance of Vitamin C and how Skeyndor products and treatments are oriented to replenish the skin with its baby origin glow by Ms. Priya Bhandari, I went for the Power C+ Treatment. The most important part of this treatment is that it involves a direct penetration of real Vitamin C into your skin that boosts up your skin’s glow distinctively.

Duration of the Skeyndor Power C Treatment

The treatment took me about 45-50 minutes however it was so soothing and rejuvenating, I didn’t even realise when I dozed off to sleep. Short and precise, it consisted of 5 essential steps that were not as elaborate as a facial involves but definitely far more relaxing than the former.

The first step involved a gradual removal of the make up I was wearing.

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It was then followed by a series of steps that involved the aloevera mask, application of an energizing cream that contains SPF 15, penetration of the Pure C concentrate into the skin and application of the Pomegranate concentrate on the skin.

The Power C line treatment introduced by Skeyndor is mainly focussed to give your skin an instant polished shine. However it depends definitely on the therapist on how deeply she penetrates the Vitamin C concentrate and the Pomegranate concentrate. Since the major objective is to give the skin its former shine with Vitamin C, the penetration requires a thorough and rigorous massaging session.

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After Effects of The Treatment: Is The Skeyndor Treatment Really Effective?

After undergoing the Power C line treatment, you might not witness an instantly radiant skin or an improvement of your skin tone. However the treatment gives your skin a natural shine and glow that is distinctive and surely appreciable.

skeyndor treatment reviewsIn case you don’t have time to religiously follow the Power C sessions at salons, you can always go for the home care range introduced by Skeyndor that help you to fill up the lacking Vitamin C in your skin through your daily skin care regimes.

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I could witness a major change before and after the treatment on my skin with my skin getting an instant shine that looks inherent rather than artificial.

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Skeyndor aims to give your skin the ultimate nascent baby skin with its whole range of treatments. Apart from the Power C Line, it also has a range of other treatments addressing the basic needs of your skin like Essential Line, Natural Defence Line, Aquatherm Line, Clear Balance Line, Power Hyaluronic Line, Power Retinol Line, Power Oxygen Line etc.

Skeyndor sessions can easily be availed at all leading salon chains across the country and for adopting a dedicated and effective beauty routine on a daily basis, you can always go for their home care products developed on every line of treatments.

Hope you are planning your Skeyndor session very soon, till then stay tuned for my next blogpost.

 

 

 

Elegant yet Stylish, Admire the “Precious You” in You- Precious You Jewelry Review

Well, when it comes to showcasing your style, your choice of accessories says a lot. Whether you are an ethnic junkie or a girl with an appetite for western fashion or a fine mix of both, you cannot let your jewelry statement run down. Hence choosing the perfect destination for matching your jewelry tastes contributes to a great part for highlighting the fashionista hidden in you. A few days back I chanced to come across this classy brand “Precious You” which is an online boutique platform for fulfilling all your jewelry cravings to the core.

Few Precious Words About “Precious You”

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Before I begin to narrate my shopping experience with this chic brand, let’s first get introduced to the concept behind the gallery of masterpieces. “Precious You” has been designed keeping in mind the modern Diva who is a fusion of traditional values and contemporary thoughts. Hence their entire collection resonate with these vibes. The brand indeed has a lovely tagline “Inspired By You” that definitely brings the Modern Woman Into Limelight.

My Shopping Experience At “Precious You”

While I was drawn into this marvelous collection by their Instagram Feed, my wishlist began to get longer as soon as I dropped into their website. “Precious You has a stunning and unceasing royal variety that would satiate all of your jewelry cravings.

From Afgani to Meenakari, Boho to Kundan every assortment can be located here. Moreover the kinds of jewelries not only include necklaces and earrings but also bracelets, rings and even watches.

While I could not bear my excitement to shop at least one piece from here, I zeroed down my list to
“The Tristin” Hoop earrings. With semi precious stones, these golden hoops were ordered promptly.

One thing I must recommend is that the super easy interface of “Precious You” website and the hassle-free check out process is indeed every shopper is in search for in every website but hardly is able to find in one. Moreover with zoom in features enables, one can probe into the meticulous architectures of the jewelry piece before investing on it.

My order was delivered in less than 3 days and this once again makes the brand earn brownie points for its super speedy shipping process.

Post Shopping Experience

The quality of the jewelry is extremely credible and worth recommending. In fact it wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I say it’s exactly the same as it looks in the website picture.

Moreover the metal used is solid and durable with the stones and gems fixings held really strong. While it slipped off my hands a number of times till date, yet none of the stones have been damaged or lost its shine. This definitely proves how meticulous “Precious You” is, in designing their jewelry.

Anything To Be Improved Upon

While everything is perfect in “Precious You”, one thing they should work upon is the price bracket. The ranges usually start from 800 which is definitely not quite an affordable one for one and all. However considering the unconventionality and originality of designs their jewelry speak for, the price is all the worth.

My final word would definitely be, if you are a jewelry addict just like me, then definitely welcoming this brand into your wardrobe should be on your checklist.

5 DIY Ideas OF Revamping Your Old, Conventional Kitchen Into A Cool, Boastful Kitchen

If you are a food-junkie and  really on to try new kinds of recipes every day, the kitchen is your haven!  On a serious note, for most of us who like to eat and cook food the kitchen often works as a stressbuster. Those of us who spend a lot of time at kitchen often get quite bored working within the same designs and the same interiors of kitchen. Now if you have enough time in hand (even if you have only the weekend) you can revamp your old kitchen, get it a unique splash of color in with almost no pocket pinch, just with a bit touch of your own creativity.

Like the food you make, your kitchen also reflects your personality. You can easily make your kitchen a personalized one. You can turn your kitchen to one swanky and cool one just with a quirky touch of your creativity. Here we are just suggesting some ideas you can easily implement in little time and with almost no expense. Your own personal touch in these ideas will definitely give a creative look to your kitchen that you always wanted to have!

1.SCRIBBLE UP THE CROCKERY

Take up a dish-safe sharpie and show your creative binge on your ‘good morning’ coffee mug by scribbling different motifs and quotes.

scribble crockeryThe boring coffee mug will be colorful enough to cheer you every morning with perfectly brewed coffee. You can also use this idea to give a unique touch to the gifts for your loved ones. Well, thank us for that later!!

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2.COLOUR YOUR REFRIGERATOR

Do you know your boring refrigerator can be as colorful as you?

diy refrigerator ideasTake up your brush and give your old refrigerator a new splash of colors with beautiful, unique and quirky motifs. Do not forget to add your self-made magnets to give it a finishing touch!

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  1. PAINT THE SPOONS

If you are really in the mood of painting and coloring, do give the handles of your wooden spoons and ladles a rainbow splash!

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They will obviously brighten up your stressed mind whenever you use them to cook good food. You can also try your own creative designs and motifs in place of colors.

  1. USE OLD BOTTLES AS KITCHEN LIGHTS

Nothing to waste for! Re-use your old glass-bottles as the kitchen lights. Here you can again use up your painting skills to add splash of colors to the old bottles.

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You can fix up small lights inside the bottle and light up your kitchen!

old bottles kitchen lightsThough you need a bit of the electrician’s help here but nevertheless it is a marvelous idea to revamp the lighting of the kitchen by revamping old bottles.

  1. PAINT THE PLATES TO THE WALLS

Not only spoons and bottles but your old dinner-plates can be used very craft fully. You can paint different designs and motifs on them and use them to decorate the walls of the kitchen. This will give the kitchen a very unique look adding your own creative touch. You can also add motivational quotes, funny food-quotes to the plates in place designs.

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Re-using old stuffs with a new touch is a great way to contribute towards sustainable development which is a very essential cause nowadays. Always try to use eco-friendly colors and materials while re-vamping your kitchen. In that way you will not only get a revamped, colorful and personalized kitchen but will also give your small yet own contribution to save the environment.

What Makes The Wat Pho Temple A Must Visit Site When You Are In Bangkok?

One of the most favorite international destinations of every Indian is definitely Bangkok. Situated right next to India, this lies to be one such prominent option that suits our pockets and fits our cravings at the same time. Thailand tourism is undoubtedly on the rise owing to maximum number Bangkok has become the most thriving travel destination since a decade now.

Bangkok became the number one spot as the 2013’s most popular tourist destination, beating London. Bangkok is also ranked as the second most photographed location on Instagram. Overall Bangkok has reached the apex being the most oft-visited destination for travel-lovers all over the world, not only because of the spicy Thai food, massage parlors or big shopping malls but also for the temples that bear the serene heritage of Buddhist culture in Thailand.

Thailand being an avid Buddhist country, temples play a very important role in the everyday life. Buddhism was supposedly introduced to Thailand approximately 2,200 years ago by Indian Emperor Ashoka the Great who sent a few monks to Thailand to spread Buddhism. Nowadays, majority of Thai population is Buddhist.

Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is the most attractive of the Buddhist temples in Thailand. Officially named as Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram , this temple is situated near the Rattanakosin area of Bangkok and was founded in 1782. Let us see what makes this temple a must visit place for every tourist in Bangkok.

  1. Oldest and Largest of all temples in Bangkok:

The Wat Pho temple complex is the largest in Bangkok containing more than 1,000 Buddha images. The Wat Pho was founded in 1782 by the order of King Rama I. The heritage and the grandeur of this temple attract a lot of tourists every year.

2. The 46 meters long gold plated Reclining Buddha :

The main attraction of this temple is the 46 meters long gold plated Reclining Buddha image named Phra Phuttha Saiyat built in the reign of King Rama II in 1832. The image is usually referred to as the ‘Lying Budhha’ or ‘Sleeping Buddha’ but it actually shows the passing of the Buddha into final Nirvana.

3.The soles of Buddha’s feet:

The soles of Buddha’s feet are inlaid with Mother of pearl in 108 segments, showing 108 lakshanas of Budhha in detail. They are about 3 meters high and almost 5 meters long.

4.Bodhi Tree:

The temple complex consists a small garden adjacent to the image of the Reclining Buddha that contains a Bodhi Tree that is descendant of the Bodhi Tree of Bodhgaya in India.

5.Birthplace of Thai Massage:

The Wat Pho temple is a center for knowledge and traditional art. It is also the birthplace of the famous Thai massage. The massage courses here are open to anyone.

6.The Ubosot housing the Principal Buddha image:

The Ubosot or the ordination hall houses the principal Buddha image of Wat pho that is named Phra Budhha Deva Patimakorn, displaying the magnificent Buddha in the meditation posture. The image is seated on a pedestal under which the ashes of King Rama I are buried. The Ubosot is also decorated with innumerable number of murals depicting Buddha’s life stories.

How To Reach?

Metered taxis are available to get there. You can also get there by Chao Phraya express river boat.

The temple complex is open from 8 am to 6:30 pm daily with a lunch break from 12 noon to 1 pm. Entry fee for per person is 100 Thai Bhat.

So next time you visit Bangkok, don’t forget to keep the Wat Pho temple in your checklist.

Take The Perfect Rejuvenating Break From Stress At Tattva Spa

It is often said that a perfect relaxed mind can be a harbinger of the best creative ideas. Well, when it comes to the daily marathon of life, maintaining a peaceful relaxed mind is indeed a challenge. Thanks to aesthetic spa outlets that help you to take a rejuvenating break from the daily chores of life. Well, if you are a Faridabad resident, you might not be flooded with options when it comes to the choice of Spa outlet. Thankfully you have saviors like Tattva Spa that promises to give you a super pampering relaxing break from the super hectic daily lifestyle. One of my recent visits to their Faridabad spa outlet truly

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Tattva Spa is one of the colossal Spa chain outlets co-owned by Aditya Kaushal and Shipra Sharma, that have widespread branches all over India. With a luxurious set up and a variety of spa and massage sessions to choose from, Tattva Spa has all the amenities to match your requirement of a super relaxing spa session in some of the best interiors. Keeping their premium niche intact, all Tattva Spa outlets are based in some of the finest 5 star properties of every City.

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My Experience At The Luxurious Spa Destination

Interiors and Hygiene

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Well, Tattva stands class apart in its host of services provided through a dedicated staff strength and extremely welcoming behavior. Taking utmost care of hygiene, all of the spa rooms are well-maintained with all essential provisions. Each session room is aesthetically designed with soothing interiors to suit the tranquility you require during a spa session. While you have most of the rooms designed for individual spa and massage treatments, at the same time there are couple rooms where you and your partner can enjoy a comforting session together with an in-built room bath tub and a cozy couch. Spa treatments had never been so luxurious, isn’t it?

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The One-Stop Choice For All Your Spa Cravings

Tattva Spa has all the ingredients to make you fall in love right at its very first sight. Well, beginning from the amazing variety of services it offers, you enjoy ample number of options to choose from. With a perfect blend of traditional Ayurvedic therapies like Potli, Shirodhara etc.  along with contemporary wellness treatments like Head to Toe scrub or Detox Vitamin Facial etc., there is no room for monotony as you walk into Tattva Spa.

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Top-Notch Treatments By Professional Hands

As I opted for Tattva’s Special Head to Toe Scrub treatment, I was escorted to the room by my therapist. With a clean bathrobe handed over to me, she carefully guided me to the treatment space. With disposable sheets spread over, you need not give a second thought about the quality of hygiene offered.

tattva spa in radisson bluMy therapist was a polite lady who dedicatedly performed the scrubbing session with pure attention to every part. Her professional massage strokes spoke of her skill and specialized knowledge.

tattva spa recommendationtattva in radissontattva spa fbdPost the session, I was guided to the steam room to enjoy a de-stressing steam bath that indeed added to the perfect blissful finishing note to the session.

Superior Quality Products

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One thing that keeps on  bothering your mind is the quality of products to be used at your session and I was no exception. Since I had opted for the Deep scrubbing treatment during the dry winters, I was indeed skeptical how fruitful the session would turn out to be in regards to moisturizing my skin. However the premium pure quality of the products used as the scrubbing blend ensured deep moisturization along with effective scrubbing.

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The herbal tea served post the session indeed completed the perfect wellness experience.

tattva spa productsWith its range of rejuvenating experiences, Tattva truly lives up to its founders motto “Live More, Do More.” If you are a resident of Delhi NCR, you can soon plan your visit to this hub of wellness experiences at Radisson Blu Faridabad, Radisson, Udyog Vihar, Gurugram, Courtyard by Marriot, Gurugram, Radisson, Noida, Sector 55.

 

 

 

 

 

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