Saturday, March 3, 2018

Colours of Holi and Joys of motherhood.

When I used to think about all the times i wanted to stay back at home and never come out when the times comes for Holi. The most dreaded of all festivities because it involved getting cleaned up really well afterwards. Me, who loves to launder around and not bother much. But how times change when you have a child in your life. The joys of sharing colors, laughter and adapting a naughtiness that make them love you more. I would never ever abandon loving this festival as much as my son. Of course in the army, the group is bigger and there are other people around you with the same craziness. And though I have moved for a little while in the civilian mode, I love how this enthusiasm doesn't escape it a child or an adult.
So here are some of the memories of those times.

2010 Holi @ Jalandhar. Unit Life

2018 Holi @Hyderabad
When holi means serious business- 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

My Vitamin E Mantra

When you are all but a young girl, puberty hits you hard and your face is full of acne, the skin acts against your wishes and is so tanned and scarred that you do not recognise yourself anymore. Then came to my recuse was Vitamin E oil that made a difference to my life. My mom has three daughters, hence she is a superwoman with knowledge of what will help us at times when we are lost. It made life more interesting and slowly Vitamin E became a part of our lives. You do not realise how much you need it unless you use it. 

After having my first child, I was back to using it again. Honestly i do not get it when people talk about the pregnancy glow. Mine looked like an expensive facial gone wrong. Scarred and pigmented, hiding it behind makeup when I really didn't have time for that. I did find Evion capsules as one of the best supplement to add in my daily routine.

When Hormones Go Crazy

You would not know when your hormones become your frenemies. You will hate then, love them but cannot live without them. Inculcating a good diet of Vitamin E is what you need. So go and make a shopping list of fruits like Kiwi, Butternut Squash, Almonds, Sweet potato, Spinach and see your life take a complete 360 degree turn. Not only it helps you maintain a healthy weight, it gives your skin a healthy glow.

Pregnancy Woes

Skin suffers the most when you expect a baby. Acne and pigmentation is the curse of being a new mommy. Trust me, its great to have a new life growing inside you but a Vitamin E diet is great obviously as mentioned above, also make sure that you add the oil in your cleansing routine. And those stretch marks will also be taken care of in a jiffy. Just apply the oil on a daily basis and see the difference. 

Kids Safe

Best part about Vitamin E, is that it is kids safe. You can use it when they have any kind of skin problems, such as sunburn or a tan even on their chapped lips. Always make it a part of your kids vanity as well. 

Hair growth

If you love to maintain your hair, then this the key to owning a thick flow mane. Add a little vitamin E oil in your usual coconut oil and the concession would be your safe net. Despite using the harsh commercial products, you will not loose hair over it. 

Start Early

Do not wait for your body to suffer if you know the solution. And it only makes you feel better. And you will see the change in the first day itself, making you feel like a million bucks already. #Evion as a company is reliable and you can go for it with closed eyes. Not only are these the most powerful antioxidants to fight your immune system, Vitamin E makes your life so much more easier. 

Evion supplements are easily available online and do not think twice before getting some for yourself. Nothing is more important than maintaining your health and your skin. You get only one life to live, make it beautiful. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Army Day

Today is Army Day, a day when we celebrate the glory of the stars on a shoulder and a life that's unlike others. An experience that you can only know it once because as you grow older, the old times seems bygone. As an army wife I am proud of the man I am married to. The various jobs that he juggles as the man of the house as well. Obviously it makes our life more interesting when we get to interact with people of the same profession and hopefully will only get to get better.

The sacrifices that you have to make when your husband has to leave you alone because the matters of our country are more important and slowly you get used to it. But its always with a smile and anyway it wouldn't matter if you frown at times because you are allowed to feel things. After all its not a crime to behave like a human, at times cry and at times throw a fit. It always makes us better as a couple in the longer run. So, lets celebrate this day, this unique label of an army wife, be proud of yourself as a woman and salute to all the soldiers away from their families. Some at borders and some in heaven...You are truly missed!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Singapore Dairies- Part 2

If you haven't walked in Singapore, and didn't get on the MMT and LMT then you haven't really seen the place. There is something amazing about being a part of the locals and how you mix in a culture thats so different from you.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Singapore Dairies

When you think about the horrid summers in India, all you wish that you lived on the top of a mountain but since its not always an option, this year we decided on Singapore. My son's first trip abroad and we were pretty excited about visiting another asian country for the first time. After Europe, I really didn't have much hopes on it but wow, how this country has surprised me.

We planned to stay at Punggol which is actually a lovely neighbourhood but a little away from all the tourist places. However, determined to make our way to all that we planned when we hardly had a wink, we went for Gardens By The Bay, popular for its super trees, Indoor waterfalls and their preservation of nature. The fully air-conditioning hits you with a blast as you enter and the shower of the gigantic waterfall greeted us with cool sprinkle of water.  Its almost as if you have reached some sort of heaven on earth. You can walk up or simply take an elevator up and as you go, you can comfortably relax at some spot of your choice and just watch the waterfall. Its one of a kind that makes your visit to Singapore a visit worth while.

After spending a really long time inside, we went for the Flower dome, where you can see how different varieties of flowers have been maintained under controlled temperature. They even had a tulip garden display which was just a delight to the eyes. A cozy cafe where they serve nice cappuccino, cold beer and some absolutely mouth watering snacks, we lingered despite wanting to stay put. Secretly i had set up a camp amongst the flowers and forget the life i live.

The SuperTrees Grove was another highlight of the place. You can see it standing tall, making its presence felt despite looking at the other structures. It makes you want to stare at them all day long. At around 7:15, they had the musical show started which was the STAR WAR theme. After a long day, I napped lying under them, listening to the very soothing with the volume just right that put me to sleep.

Its even more stunning when you stand in front of it

Many such art pieces were displayed along the way. This is one of them

Original carving from wood. What do you see? I see evolution.

Horticulture Heaven

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Home Decor - part 1

When you move from one place to another, you kind of become an expert is making a very shabby quarters, all yours! A newly married will slowly buy things for her home while for me who have been a few years in the army, I tend to pick up thing from everywhere. Mostly from my travels and hometown. Here are a few tips that would help you set up a house and make it your home.

Zen Corner:

Make sure you have a 'ZEN' place designated in your living room or wherever you tend to sit out a lot. For me, its my living space where I sit and do my daily tasks, even writing. It simply means that you have a corner dedicated to spirituality and when you decorate that corner, you would feel an inner peace. I love gold and wood tones in my home so you would see that here. I added a buddha and a few things my mom gave me for good luck in the form of Feng Shui. I am hoping to add a money plant very soon.


Your curtains don't have to be the boring solid colours. Choose something that would let the air and light in. Limit the use of tube lights in the mornings and let bask in the nature. I love mints and teal and these are pretty transparent and this is just one side i have added to make it look special. Also a decorative item, such as the cage and tea lights make it look very warm.

Take a drink:

A corner where you can have a drink and display your precious crystals are is why you should own a bar cabinet. You get many options online these days or the best option that I tried was to get a design and get it made from a carpenter.

My Zen space

A warm corner 

My bar cabinet and handmade floor lamp

I'll add a few more pictures later. Hope you got a few tips on how to make your home ever more beautiful!

To Be Continued...

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Why Taking My Toddler To the Mall was the biggest mistake of my life?

Excuse the long title but I couldn’t shorten it anyway. The impact of a bad day is getting to me and when all I could think about during the sale season was to shop in peace, I forgot that I had my son along. Kids these days, I am going to rant now, are not the usual ones. They want to be entertained, to be cuddled and to buy as much as you want. My son has seen us shopping and he thinks he can pick up three to four toys together, like I buy dresses in a mall. Not only does this turn into an ugly cry-affair where I try to convice him that this is not a great choice for him or for his age, he just throws a tantrum. There are tears, people stare like I am really bad mother, He doesn’t let go of that big box of hot wheels and want more like a greedy tiny person. Inside I am in tears, I am wailing and believe me, I just want to go home without taking a thing home. But I really live far from the city and I gotta to buckle up and be brave.

I thought the icecream would quiten him but he giving those sad teary looks because I just don’t buy him anything. He is unhappy but takes the icecream, sulky but eats it all while I go to one shop and decide to pick up whatever I like first and just get the hell out of there. He keeps wailing in between- “I want a car, Hot Wheels big Box’ which means I need to shell out more money this month and since I already spent more than I should have for the month, I just don’t give in. I tell him that he needs to buy a smaller one or else no more toys.

Lucky for me the play park at the Mall is huge and has sand and jungle gym with kids like him are tearing in, oh I mean Playing. Parents are sitting and watching them in distance. They all looked dissastisfied with their shopping plan gone haywired like mine. But my son was happy then, not once did he ask for the toy. The moment it was time to go home, he remembered the toy he had to buy. He cries again and people look. I stare them back. I am getting hyperventialed because I just want to go home now. I somehow put him in the car and decide silently that shopping with him, never ever in life!

What I feel is that kids really do not need a Mall to be happy. The outing in the Mall is just a very wrong concept. Somewhere I read why they behaved in this way because they are put in an unnatural environment, not ready to sit and just wait. Patience is the thing for adults and not for toddlers.  A lesson well learnt but a painful day that I wont be able to forget for sometime.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.