Friday 29 November 2013

First Liebster Nomination...

First Liebster Nomination...

Few of days ago, I received a mail from Bhumi Jayalakshmi of Mumbai . She nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. This is my first ever blog award (Yipee!). :D Thank you Bhumi! :) :)

As this Liebster Blog Award is something new to me, So I asked my fellow blogger friend Bhavya Kaushik from Jaipur, he helped me with this and here is what I have understood:

I would like to pay my sincere gratitude to Shreesha Divakaran, the blogger of “Monsoon and music and a bit of love” ( ) for considering me worthy enough to include me in her lists of wonderful nominees.

Okay! So, here we go! Something about Liebster: “Liebster” is German for “favorite.” It is a chain-award thing that bloggers give to fellow bloggers all in the name of good fun and love. The nomination comes with some rules and here’s what I have to do:

1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.

2. Answer the questions the nominating blogger has created for you.

3. List 10 bloggers who you believe deserve your recognition

4. Post 10 questions for the nominees to answer.

5. Let all of the bloggers know about their nomination. (You cannot nominate the blogger who nominated you, which is a shame as I’d have liked to have nominated Bhumi again!)

Here are the answers to Bhumi's questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I don’t even remember how it started. It’s just that one day an old friend provoked me to scribe down my ideas and thoughts. Slowly from one topic to another I kept adding.

2. What is the best thing about you?
I am friend to all kind of person, who loves to make friends with all.

3. What did you want to be when you were a child? Why?
Fashion designer, was obsessed with different styles and designs.

4. If you could live anywhere on earth, where would it be and Why?
Same live, same place ‘Delhi’ just with few new people in life and my family. I simply love ‘Delhi’ there cannot be any other place like this.

5. Your life is going to become a script for a movie. Who would you want to play you?
The great actress ‘Rekha’.

6. Your favorite place to go out to eat? Favorite type of food?
South Indian at Saravana Bhawan & Andhra Bhawan’ and Chinese at ‘Berco’.

7. Coffee or tea?

8. Have you ever regretted posting something on your blog?
No, because I make sure to proper recheck.

9. What is the most embarrassing situation you ever had?
I took driving classes for 15 days and when after couple of months I was asked to drive a test drive, I completely forgot where accelerator is and where break is? Hahahaha :D.

10. What’s a nickname you've had or one that you would give yourself?
I would like to give ‘Divya’ or ‘Drishti’

Here are my nominees not in any particular order:

3. Yogita Aggarwal : :)
6. Gautam Sehgal :
7. Pankti Mehta  :
8. Ajeet Sharma :

*Now it’s your turn * and here are my questions!

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. How did you choose the title of your blog and how is it relevant to what you write?

3. If you could travel anywhere in this world, where would you go?

4. What is your favourite book and why?

5. Who is your biggest inspiration?

6 . If you were writing an autobiography, what would the title be?

 7. Do you have any short term/ long term goals that you’re working towards?

8.  If you could pick one character from a book to be your best friend, who would you pick and why?

9.  How long have you been blogging? What was the experience like?

10. What is one of your fondest childhood memories?

Keep blogging! :)

Thank you...

Thank you...

On this Thanksgiving Day, though it is most part of our culture but as there is no particular day needed to thank anyone who matter to you in any way…So here, First and foremost I would like to thank God for giving me this life..Where I have experienced various relation, emotions, relatives, friends and many more things…thereafter I would like to thank…, Those who make me smile…; Those who make me cry…,Most importantly those who make me smile with tears in their eyes…; I love you all and care for you all… Thank you everyone who all are connected with my life in anyways…

Thursday 28 November 2013

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Monday 25 November 2013

Sunday 24 November 2013

Book Review -‘Here Sat a Key Maker by Makarand Lohire’

Book Review- 'Here Sat a Key Maker by Makarand Lohire'

“An interesting, EMOTIONAL STORY about dreams, love, principles, VALUES, Friendship & hatred …THIS IS A NOVEL BY Makarand Lohire …”

The story moves around Javed, Shashank, Preity, their simple lives which becomes complicated by poverty, love and ambition. The story begins with a doctor who is dead tired after his shift, trying to get back to his room to sleep, as he has lost his keys. He has to go and look for a key maker. This is where the real story begins, when the tired doctor, listens to the key maker's story, wide-eyed, not sleepy any more. Javed is a poor boy, he work as a key maker to make his ends meet. The only motivation in his dull life is watching a beautiful girl who passes by every day. However, in next to no time Javed gets snarled up with a group of boys who are not diffident of using unfair means to gain what they want in life. The character of Javed is being portrayed well. He was a sincere, down to earth guy who was forced to change due to the circumstances in which he got involved.

On the other hand Shashank is the son of a rich doctor whose story goes parallel with Javed's. Some way their lives are interconnected in a strange way in which even they don't know. Shashank is pining after Preity who is his batch mate. She was a typical annoying girl who liked to string guys along. Sadly, Shashank was too blinded by his love to see that first but he came to his senses by the end of it. To unfold the same you need to read this book.

Now my Positive viewpoints:

The concept is good very fresh story-line, the twist and turn in the story is absorbing. The author has narrated the story well as it keep readers looking forward to what will be next. The characters Javed, Shashank, Preity are beautifully portrayed and there is a depth to the characters. This is a great achievement by Author as he seems to be one of a promising writer of future.

Some suggestive points:

Overall the book is really good and very well expressed. The only drawback what I feel is a proper editing of the story, as at some places it loses the grip on its readers due to long mention of differences between Javed,Shashank, and Preity.

Final words:

Overall if asked I would say...this is a good work done by Author… (Makarand Lohire) I would give 3 stars to this book.

Friday 22 November 2013

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Monday 18 November 2013

Friday 15 November 2013

सिमट के यही पे सो लूँगी में...एक तेरी कोख में ही आज़ादी हैं माँ...

This song is a slap on the faces of all those people who still give hands to gender discrimination. Girls have all right to live and excel. 

I wish this song does its bit and at least one family will attempt to transform.

Every child is special. Let the tiny pupils blossom with the glare of dreams. Go Girls, this world is yours

Thursday 14 November 2013

That Day After Everyday: Watch Anurag Kashyap's short film on sexual harassment of women

That Day After Everyday: Watch Anurag Kashyap's short film on sexual harassment of women

The First Large Short Film by Anurag Kashyap...Starring Radhika Apte and Sandhya Mridul, written by Nitin Bhardwaj, the film takes up an extremely sensitive issue of eve teasing and molestation...

Great job done by Anurag Kashyap...Kudos to him...for this 

Awesome Ad by Google - Reunion

Google - Reunion 

The India-Pakistan partition in 1947 separated many friends and families overnight. A granddaughter in India decides to surprise her grandfather on his birthday by reuniting him with his childhood friend (who is now in Pakistan) after over 6 decades of separation, with a little help from Google Search.

Hats off to Google for this...

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Tuesday 12 November 2013



“An interesting, EMOTIONAL, UNCONVENTIONAL and well expressive story about love, sacrifice, compromises and survival…THIS IS A NOVEL BY SID Bahri …”

The story moves around Radhika and Aditya and their life. Radhika is a recently widowed woman in her early thirties. She is just getting done with her step daughter’s wedding, whom she detests to the very core. Though the feelings are a bit overdone, they are mutual. She looks forward to her freedom which can only come after the wedding as predetermined by the will that his ageing husband had left. While Radhika dreams about her freedom, she does not realise that it will not be as exciting and delightful as she has predicted it to be. On the other hand Aditya, is a jobless wanderer buckled down by a steeply dropping bank balance and an on-the-verge-of-failure marriage. Having lost all hopes of landing a job and finding happiness, Aditya finds his refuge in drinking and continues to spend his evening getting wasted at bars. Little does he know that it is in such a bar that he will chance upon Divya, after which his life will never be the same again. The author has narrated story of Radhika and Aditya very well and as they start with their respective stories the reader would never imagine that the two entirely different stories are somehow connected and are just pieces of a puzzle which will eventually fall in place and complete the whole picture. The story tells you that love exists, and not just in “happily ever after” conditions but in adversities as well. It tells you the story of such a love which though born was never meant to survive, and though survived was never meant to thrive. But flourish it did, even after years and years of hardships and misfortunes. To unfold the same you need to read this book.

Now my Positive viewpoints:

The concept is good, the twist and turn in the story is enthralling. The author has narrated the story well as it keep readers looking forward to what will be next. The characters of Aditya and Radhika are beautifully portrayed and there is a depth to the characters. This is a great achievement by Author. The story becomes a bit predictable in the end and I was able to guess the climax. Though the title of the book well thought and goes with the ending.

Some suggestive points:

Overall the book is really good and very well expressed. The only drawback what I feel is at some places the character of Radhika is been portrayed very weak, especially when, it is mentioned that she has to take some strong decision about her life. Some places she is so helpless that she can’t even take a stand of her own. (Just an opinion, others might not agree to me as per the story line)

Final words:

Overall if asked I would say...this is a good work done by Author… (Sid Bahri) I would give 3.5 stars to this book.

Monday 11 November 2013

Natural Growth with Traditional Values..

Natural Growth with Traditional Values...

We Indian from time have followed a time tested tradition to massage a baby before his/her bath. In many families, oils are preferred over creams and lotions for massage. However there are few things one should keep in mind when massaging the baby.

Whichever oil or lotion is used there is a need to ensure that the same is absorbed into the skin quickly. If accidently the baby does suck his/her oil smeared thumb then without harming the baby the oil is easily digested. However there are some people who prefer to use vegetable oil, coconut oil, mustard oil, ghee, malai (homemade cream) even raw milk but these all are not recommended to be used for  baby massage, Reason being that the baby’s skin is very delicate and extremely sensitive. Using the base form of these oils or using raw milk may expose the baby to the risk of infection.

Oils with a thick oily base can lead to clogging of the delicate pores of the baby’s skin. This is not a health situation especially during the summers as sweating is a normal phenomena that is not only essential to get rid of the body toxins through sweat but at the same time helps in dissipating the excessive body heat due evaporation of the sweat. Clogged pores can lead to skin infections.  Also the aromatherapy oils are too strong and are usually unsuitable for your baby's sensitive skin.

It is advisable to seek medical advice about the recommended body oil that should be used to massage the baby. Given below are the few suggestions that might help you to provide your baby with a comforting massage experience.

  • Stick to reputed brands with ISI and AGMARK certification, when buying massage oils for your baby. Avoid loosely sold or unbranded oils as they can give your baby skin infection and rashes. If your baby accidentally ingests such oils, it may cause stomach poisoning.
  • Don't put any oil in your baby's nose, navel or ears. Although it is a common practice, but it is against scientific reasons, as this can lead to infections.
  • Use gentle, upward strokes when massaging your baby. Despite popular belief, there is no proof to suggest that applying pressure on your baby's head will make it round.
  • Ensure that the room temperature is quite comfortable and at the same time it is safe from cool draughts.
  • Remove any bangles and rings that you may be wearing. They could hurt your baby.
  • Wash off the oil completely while giving your baby a bath.

No matter whichever oil you choose, make sure you do read the label and store it carefully. Mineral oils may have a use-by date, whereas vegetable oils may have a best-before date. This refers to their use for cooking rather than skincare, but may give you some idea of how long they last. Buying a small bottle of vegetable oil specifically for baby massage may be better than buying a large bottle.

Today Dabur has come up with the best solution to all your worries related to baby massage. They have introduced ‘Dubar Lal Tail’ which is specially designed for baby massage only. It is an ayurvedic baby massage oil made from time tested ayurvedic ingredients which has many proven benefits for the baby. Its massage helps in strengthening baby's bones and muscles and is proven safe and effective for better overall physical growth of babies. 

During research and subsequent trials it has been clearly proven that babies who were massaged daily with Dabur Lal Tail in comparison with no massage experienced 2 times faster increase in weight and height. Massage with Dabur Lal Tail includes many other benefits as well, such as better sleeping pattern in neonates and infants, which is very important for a baby’s development.

If you want to know more about Dabur Lal Tail do visit the below mentioned link

Herein you can also consult and seek advice from the experts regarding your baby growth and buy recommended products for your baby’s health and hygiene.

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Sunday 10 November 2013

Friday 8 November 2013

Thursday 7 November 2013

Wednesday 6 November 2013



A thought to share ...“Often learnt from own experience and from others as well..., one should either not commit or if commit then one should keep his or her commitment...ironically today most of the people commit to stand by your side and support you...; nonetheless when the actual necessitate is there...all you have is stand alone...”

Tuesday 5 November 2013