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This Single Mother Did Not Give Up At The Most Difficult Times And Now She is A Successful Entrepreneur

Meet Sandita Dasgupta!

She is a teacher, she is an amateurish singer, an entrepreneur, a multitasker, but above every role which she plays she loves to be known as Ritobroto’ s mother. She is a single mother of a 10 year old champ and is bringing him up  fulfilling all his desires with the best of her abilities.

She has gone through a failed marriage. While many other chooses to live their entire life adjusting and blaming their fate she chose to overpower  her fate and write the story of her life . Let’s hear her inspiring story.

Tell us your journey as a single mother.

I got married in 2007. It was a love marriage. I knew him for almost two years before getting married. But after few months of my marriage things were not like before, it turned out to be different. He started fighting and quarrelling with me on trivial issues. Gradually things started becoming more worst. I kept on trying my level best and always took the initiative to sort them out, but it was not fruitful. In the meantime I was blessed with a baby boy on 2009, I was struck with a ray of hope , thought of forgetting the past memories and dreamt of having a beautiful family life. But it was a nightmare. He used to be drunk everytime returning from work and started abusing me both physically and mentally in front of my kid.  We used to live with our in laws,but no one protested. He had no attachment with my kid, seldom did he look for his needs and requirements. His abuses went on increasing. In the meantime I spoke to my family,they told me to have patience and wait.

Back in 2012,when my kid was almost 3years old,one day he started hitting me in front of my son, he was in state of shock, afraid, and traumatized. Right at that point of time, I have walked out straight from that house and never turned back. Later on  continued with the legal procedure,of taking the custody of my child. I haven’t taken any alimony as I was determined that I will raise my child without seeking anybody’s help.

How did you deal with it initially?

Both of us we were intimidated by his presence. Although we were  unaware about what to do next still we were happy we with our decision.

Apprehension was there,about our society,relatives, about how will they gossip about us and might mistreat my son. But, instead of living every moment under threat I chose to move out. I was pretty sure of what I can do, had faith on my abilities, and my degrees. Only one thing which brushed my mind is that my son could not grow in that unhealthy environment.

Who was your support system throughout?

Undoubtedly my family, my parents, my brother his wife  and now of course my son. Initially they were also in a state of shock but they always respected my decision and gave me moral support. I used to leave my son with them and go out for seeking jobs at various places. They used to take care of him all day long. As of now, my son has become their entire world.

What were the problems you had to face?

By God’s grace I didn’t face any  such bashes from the society nor from my relatives. Actually wheather anybody gossiped about me or not I didn’tcare my only priority was my son and his well being. Initially before I got my job I was a bit frustrated and de moralised, I needed some financial stability, so I used to  do a lot of private tuitions. After getting my job in a reputed school nearby there was no turning back.

When did you think of Giving Wings To Your Dreams?

From childhood only I was very much keen about painting and singing. Art and painting was my passion .After getting the job life was stable still sometimes I had to think twice before fulfilling small small wishes of my son. So one day I thought why not turn my passion into my profession?

Back in 2016, one fine day I was scrolling down Facebook and saw some handmade jewellery page. I got very much interested,and thought of starting the same. Started with a meagre capital in hand,I have made only 35 pairs of earrings . I have showed them to my colleagues and relatives . Within a week all got sold.

My designs were liked by all and they told me to bring more of them and pre ordered too.  This gave me a lot of boost and motivation,and I seriously made my mind to sell them professionally. Gradually I opened a online jewellery store to outreach more people. Since my jewellery were unique and available at affordable prices I was getting a lot of positive feedback and number of my customers started increasing.

I didn’t stop over here. I have decided to broaden my horizon by making hand painted saree and dress material which also gained popularity among my previous buyers as well as new people.

Recently in 2019, I have opened my own boutique store,which is running successfully by God’s grace and I am now investing maximum time into it. All these were not possible without my family, friends, colleagues, and my well wishers.

What are your future plans?

My biggest priority is to raise my son as a well educated and most importantly into a good human being.

I am also planning to open couple of branches of my boutique to increase the reach of my products. Already I am Shipping my products throughout India and now shipping beyond border are on the cards.

What is your message for those women who are still adjusting in a failed marriage?

Throughout our society we see women being dominated and threatened.My message for those women is that come out of your cocoon and make your own identity. If you are not happy then do not live in  a life just being someone’s wife. Don’t spent your entire life under threat and dominance. Be self dependent . Love yourself, cling on to your passion. There is only one life so live it to the fullest.

Interviewed & Collated By Urmi Chakrabarti Bhattacharya

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.

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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.

 

I Bleed and I am Not Unotouchable!

A Take on Menstrual Hygiene Day in India!

 

 

Hello folks! Today, unlike my other blogs, I am not going to review any property or voice out my experience with brands. In fact, this post is going to be very personal and relatable. Today, as we are celebrating World Menstrual Hygiene Day and busy in sharing social media initiatives concerning the same, there’s a huge section in the society who still do not know that menstruation is a common physical phenomenon. In fact why should I point my fingers at the society? Even when I am penning down this blog, I know I would not be able to be vocal about my cycles in front of my father or father-in-law. And when it comes to sharing it with the other elder communities of the family, like my mom or mom-in-law, they would surely pay heed to me in patience but I would be immediately barred from entering the Puja Room or bearing any sort of contact with “holy” things.

Yes, I menstruate and believe me there’s nothing wrong in the fact. Just like a 3 course meal is essential for survival, menstruating every month is required for the smooth facilitation of a woman’s body. But as I chant out these big ideologies in the blog, I am not able to understand many in my family that there’s nothing wrong in experiencing your periods. It’s a God-gifted phenomenon and thus there’s nothing to be distanced yourself from God during this period.

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I have always witnessed this typical “hush hush” of maintaining a deep ingrained secrecy in every family regarding menstruation. I still remember when my dad used to inquire my mom that why am I not doing the Puja that day, my mom always replied, “She can’t for 5 days.” This was enough for my father to understand that I am menstruating and he kept numb. My mom never allowed me to touch the cupboards during my cycles and the Puja Room was always a prohibited territory. Things didn’t change much post marriage since my mom-in-law too was from the school of thought. And seriously, I don’t blame any of them for the faiths they nurture. It is the society that has always been the sole reasons of superimposing these thoughts on them. And today, even when I call myself a modern matured millennial mom, super progressive in her thoughts, I still succumb to the “Period Rules” as underlined by both of my moms. However, I am always thankful to both of them for not compromising my menstrual hygiene in this Pandora’s box of traditional rules.

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Not much deviating from the topic, my focus triggers back to the same crux that in the Indian society celebrating menstrual hygiene day would hold validity only when we are vocal and expressive about our cycles. At a time where we have issues like extreme cramps to handle, control intense bleeding and incomprehensible mood swings to take care of, let’s not make things more difficult for us. Let’s not a red stain on our white kurta dampen our identity. Menstrual hygiene and menstrual education go hand in hand and a proper celebration of this day in India would be truly possible when we all can voice out confidently, “We bleed and we are not untouchable.”

Introduce Your Health to Functional Medicine in the “Daivam Way”

Wellness is an intrinsic part of our identity and keeping well defines not only the state of your health but also gauges the mental state. And ideally maintain a great health in the recent times is not an easy task to achieve. And as a working mom, I have loads to consider. Work to take care of, household chores to finish, family responsibilities and many more. And definitely my state of health keeps on going down the list. Certain lifestyle diseases have definitely become my companions down the way and depending on regular medication has been the only solution.

Fortunately, a few days back, I happened to come across Daivam Wellness Centre, a wellness unit situated in Gurgaon and I was introduced to an innovative way of treatment, as “functional medicine”. Well, the nomenclature might seem to be a completely different area for common men like us who has believed in ages on the power of allopathic medicine.

For people who are unaware of what exactly functional medicine takes care of, well, this area relies more on the “why” of medicine rather than “what”. The Daivam practice of wellness is rooted in the fact of reaching out to the very source of diseases and treating it accordingly in sync with the effects caused by it. In simpler terms, Daivam believes that each and every string of our body is interdependent on each other and for the smooth flow of this scientific orchestration, it is important to treat the disease right from the cause rather than the effect. Unlike allopath, Daivam believes that when you are undergoing any sort of physical problem or an irregular state of health, then there might be certain mental factors too that might be influencing the same. Thus it offers a comprehensive caretaking treatment for both the symptoms and the results caused by the same.

The Holistic Way of Treatment is thus the Daivam Way.

Experienced Forum Members At Daivam Wellness

Well, before introducing yourself to this completely new era of treatment, it is quintessential to know the experienced heads involved in the chief execution process. Dr. Manjari Chandra who happens to be a distinguished nutritionist and is the chief Consultant for Functional Nutrition at Daivam Wellness, is backed by an enriching 20 years of experience as a clinical nutritionist and Diet Consultant in some of the top-notch hospitals of India.

Dr. Alok Chopra, who stands to be the crux of the Daivam Wellness Center, i.e the Founder & Medical Director of Daivam, essentially holds an inspiring experience of 37 years as a consultant cardiologist and Director of Aashlok Hospital Fortis Associate, Safdarjung Enclave. With a firm faith on Integral Health and Healing, undoubtedly Daivam has been the perfect physical manifestation of his faith in holistic approach to wellness.

The family of Daivam would be incomplete without a mention of Mr. Sanjay Sachdeva, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of this brilliant initiative. His fertile 10 years of research in the area of healthcare and integrated wellness coupled with expansive 35 years of experience in strategic brand consulting made him finally shape his brainchild Daivam into a possible effective reality.

The Modus Operandi of Daivam Way of Treatment

So, there might be a recurring question that might appear to all of your minds regarding how exactly Daivam operates.

So when you approach to Daivam Wellness Center with an issue, they first reach out to the root cause and resorts to the treatment approach accordingly. This integral way of treatment not only helps you in realizing the other intricacies of your health system but also assists in complete comprehensive healing.

So next time you resort to any sort of medication for your health disorders, ensure your body and mind undergoes a holistic treatment at the faithful hands of Daivam Wellness Center.

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.

 

 

 

Gift Your Taste Buds The Finest Dining Experiences with Ramada Central Gurgaon

Gurgaon has been the hub of growing cultures whether it comes to the industrial growth or the food trends. With premium pubs, bars and fine dine restaurants welcoming contemporary styles in cuisines, the 4 or 5 star hotels have also geared up in inviting dominant trends in their food. While initially most of the premium hotel chains were focused primarily on luxury in terms of stay experiences, now they are more oriented towards offering an exclusive gourmet experience in terms of food too.

Food That Speaks of Divine Taste & Simple Yet Salient Presentation

With a motto of providing a comprehensive premium experience, Ramada Central Gurgaon boasts the presence of a luxurious Café, catering to your taste buds for all sort of major cuisines like Continental, Mughlai etc. The widespread menu consists of a variety of appetizers to choose from. The Chef has curated each of the dishes so well that it would suit the taste of one and all for sure. With minimum relevant spices, every dish is cooked so well that even the kids can relish their meals without any hassles.

Amidst the variety of appetizers, the not to be missed ones are a mix of both the Italian and Mughlai cuisines. If you are an ardent admirer of Mughlai cuisine, Mutton Boti kebab, Kasundi Fish Tikka and Paneer Tikka must definitely be on your platter. Soft, succulent, pieces of meat and Paneer would melt in your mouth instantly, fetching you an extravagant luncheon or dining experience.

Coming to the wide range of Main Courses, Ramada Gurgaon Central holds the super combination of amazing taste and presentation in all their delicacies irrespective of the cuisines. The vegetarian as well as the non-vegetarian options speak of so much variety that you would definitely not run out of options as and when you walk in here.

Some of the not to be missed out dishes are the Monstrous Chicken Steak Sizzler, Kesari Kofta and certainly the Mutton Nihari Gosht. These signature dishes leave behind a finger licking taste that would surely keep Cafe Rouge as one of the Must Check-in Places whenever you are in Gurgaon. In fact, this might be the best restaurants in Delhi NCR for chicken steak sizzler.

My review would be an incomplete one without special mention of the desserts served here.

The Mirchi Ka Halwa and Rasmalai are the two most craved desserts at this restro. The fine grated chillies melting into your mouth with the sweetness of the ghee halwa is a taste that every taste bud would love to try.

A Comforting Ambiance For A Tete-A-Tete or Family or Corporate Get Together

One of the best experiences of dining at Café Rouge is not only the widespread menu but added to it is the royal serene ambiance of the place. The lavish dining space added to it piano performances and a live buffet counter are some things that you would not come across very easily in the usual fine dine-in restros.

Added to it, warm greetings and hospitality of the staff are the perfect bonus privileges that would surely turn your visits here to memorable ones. The buffet is affordably priced at 1100 INR approx/PAX that goes extremely well with the huge number of options they offer.

So if you are in Gurgaon and looking for the best restaurant in Gurgaon with a sober & serene ambiance, Cafe Rouge is your destination.

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.

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.

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