Bali is a beautiful place. While we cherished the beauty of the Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs, we could not resist shopping. Bali offers a unique experience for shopaholics too as there are variety of places to shop – from local to brands to designer stores to boutiques. One would find goods like handbags, jewellery, footwear, clothes, lingerie and much more. Foodies, fret not, there is a food market as well. Then you have beautiful crafts like paintings, sculptures, furniture, home décor etc. The paradise offers everything here that is why Bali is the heart of Indonesia like Delhi is the heart of India.
While growing up, Independence Day/Republic Day have been synonymous with Big Bazaar sale. Three days leading to the patriotic day are when most of the families would stock up groceries, dinner sets, luggage and a lot of other things. Like every year, this year too Big Bazaar hosted a mega event – August Savings Bazaar during the recently concluded Independence Day which had everything at upto 70 percent which got a great response.
Come Diwali and our wishlist would be ready. While I am looking at an upgrade of my gadget(s) – my mobile and laptop, my parents would have a different wishlist in mind. My mother who is a housewife would be looking at new elements of home – buying new consumer durables (microwave, AC, TV etc) or decor to ensure our home looks the brightest and cleanest while my father who is a businessman would be looking forward to upgrading his automobile.
Festivals are at the heart of people’s lives in India and no festival is complete without food! Food in India is a celebration in itself and when its festival time, food becomes one of the key elements. Afterall every theme is different and that’s how food is set and marketing promotions for the same start.
Aren’t we all guilty of neglecting our health because of our busy schedule? Whether you are a working professional trying to balance personal and professional life or a housewife ensuring your husband and child eat healthily, we sometimes tend to ignore our own health in the midst of making everything around us perfect.
If I look at myself, i am absolutely guilty of ignoring my health owing to my busy schedule.
I manage a full-time Corporate Communications job plus an active blog. Untimely meals, skipping breakfast, not eating a balanced diet, no exercise does have its own impact on health. In May 2019 itself, I had to travel twice, one domestic for my blog and an international vacation with family. Even work-wise, it was super hectic with a new campaign launch and a big store launch completing a milestone.
I had been feeling fatigued and that’s when my mother suggested me to get a health check-up done. I assured her that I am fit and fine but you know how mothers are, they would want the best for their kids. So I booked my appointment with SRL Diagnostics and took the Vitamin and Mineral test.
Our relationships are special! Built on the foundation of love & respect they bring immense joy but a huge chunk of responsibilities too! In modern day, the woman of the house supports her family in every way possible, whether it’s going out to earn or cooking or doing the laundry. It’s time now that the men of the house wear the Superhero hat and #ShareTheLoad with their wife and mother.
Ariel recently unveiled a unique initiative which is called Sons #ShareTheLoad which emphasizes on the need for sons to Share the load when it comes to household chores. Gone are the days when the women takes full responsibility for the domestic chores. The #ShareTheLoad movement was started in India to address the household inequality that exists in our society.
Over the years, we have added things like cinnamon, ginger, laung, ilaichi to our morning and evening cup of tea which not only enhances the flavour but also energizes you, revitalizes you, and keeps you healthy! Would you believe if I tell you there are flavourful variants of teas according to your need! If you want to cheer up after a hard day, there is a tea, if you want to rejuvenate, there is a tea….that too with yummy ingredients like orange, cranberry etc. That’s the world of TE-A-ME which stands for ‘A Tea for every me’!
Birthdays are always special for everyone! After all, it is the day you came in the beautiful world and were held in the arms of your loved ones. The excitement of a birthday starts from the birthday month itself. I was born 2 days before the New Year and often used to joke that if I was born 2 days later it would have been a Grand celebration as it’s the New Year time.
The style of celebrating birthdays has differed as we grew up. Early school days used to be chilling at the school canteen with friends over Chowmein, Chole Kulcha, Burgers and Cold Drink. High school used to be about chilling at the latest QSR’s be it McDonald’s, Pizza Hut or Domino’s. As we entered college it used to be party time at our favourite café or longe and the same trend continued in my early professional stints too!
However, our preferences change as we grow older and now I prefer to be in the company of loved ones who would wish the best for me. As the time passes you make friends from school, college and earlier organizations with whom you have spent a beautiful time. You want to meet up with them and bond over the nostalgic years where you have had the most fun time with you but the busy lifestyle which we all lead these days makes it almost impossible.
~ Kids dictate our choices but when it comes to Kids choices you know how particular they are. Such were Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards! ~
I have re-lived my childhood days courtesy my kid brother (as I like to call him with an age gap of almost a decade plus though he is an adult now). There used be certain times of the morning as well as evening when we would not let anyone touch the TV remote because screen time during those was reserved for us. That was the era when TV was one of the only sources of entertainment as Internet was still a luxury which not many could afford. Our favourite cartoons and TV shows were not to be missed by us at any cost and we would gang up being the youngest in the three siblings and dictate our terms! Love the nostalgia of the golden era gone by! 😉
Being a mom is a divine experience. Even more than, I ever imagined. Carrying a life in your womb for 40 weeks is a joyful journey, for both mother and father. Right from starting of the pregnancy, parents ensure not to leave a stone unturned by taking measures and giving utmost care to the baby so that the world could see a healthy and happy child joining the family.
Not even in thoughts one would ever want to have a pre-term baby. A preterm or premature baby is the baby that is delivered between before 37th weeks of the pregnancy. Premature babies, especially those born very early (Even before 30th week), often have complicated medical issues. The earlier your baby is born, the higher the risk of complications.
If the baby is premature, she would likely need a longer hospital stay in a special nursery unit at the hospital under the complete supervision of specialized doctors and experienced team. Depending on how much care the little star requires, he or she may be admitted to an intermediate care nursery or the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the hospital.