Lifestyle

Vlog Room Makeover – Nerolac Impressions

August 13, 2015
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There are so many things that go into building up a strong content. Minute details leave in a greater impact on the overall perspective. Confused? Let me put it down in a blogger’s verbals. Been having an itch to start up my own vlog for a very long time, I just couldn’t settle down with making videos because of one major issue – the set up. I thought investing in the right light and camera will do the trick, but it is much more to a video that one can anticipate. The background or video making set up is equally important in this video making business. Although I have two floors in my house, but couldn’t settle down with any corner of the house for video making purposes. Most of the walls in my house are cramped with décor or household utilities like Almirah, study table, etc. Even my own room has not even a single wall empty for the purpose. One of the living rooms of my house is less utilized, since my grandmom stays there; but is spacious enough to pan out videos and other photo features. Having found the right location to shoot (finally) I was still stuck with one issue – dull looking non-appealing walls! Decorated with antique woody furniture and un-justified curtain sets, I was not happy with having such a set up as my video background. Well, where there is a will there is a way! India’s top wall paint and décor brand ‘Nerolac Impressions’ in association with Blogadda took in the responsibility of painting my living room bright to serve the purposes. And thus began a 2 weeks assignment of giving the dull looking living room a makeover. Unstoppable by Delhi monsoon, the entire team of Nerolac was spot on with their services …

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Green Heroes – Welspun Renewables Initiative

August 12, 2015
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It really is not news that the amount of environmental degradation taking place is just growing day by day. Even though our government has taken steps to curb this degradation, it really doesn’t seem to be having the necessary effect. But it does not mean that nothing can be done. A random act of kindness (towards mother earth) could really help turn back the clock and return our beloved earth to its former glory. At the end of the day, we are the ones responsible for the sorry state of our planet, and we are the only ones who can truly help. And we need to start now. Little things like: Not throwing garbage on the road, whether it be while travelling to another place or even near your own house, one can ensure that the surroundings remain clean and hygienic. Carpooling or using public transport will help in reducing the amount of pollution caused by vehicles as there would be lesser cars/bikes/scooters on the road and not to mention that you’d definitely be saving bucks on the petrol. Also opting for organic, eco-friendly and cruelty free beauty products would ensure you retain your glow without hurting the very essence of our existence. There are a lot of brands in the market which are actively campaigning for the environment, and such brands should definitely be promoted. I know we tend to get lazy at times, but following the proper disposal method for bottles and packets would also have a positive impact on the environment. A proper education to self and youngsters that we live with on the knowledge of types of disposal bags is a must. We all need to adapt the green, blue and black disposal bags system to ensure a smoother and more organized dumping of waste and …

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#SayThanks To The World with Hindustan Times

August 8, 2015
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It’s not how hard we work that makes us a better person, it’s how much we give back to the people in our lives that defines our goodwill. ‘Thank You’ are two magical words that can bring a smile to any person’s face or can even make one forget stress of the whole day. Hindustan Times is a known media house of the country and now they are campaigning for the promotion of a positive lifestyle and a gesture to thank their loyal readers. We strive to stay positive on a daily basis. The wish for the day is always to have a happy one, but the goal gets diluted in following up the mundane churn of life instead. It is said that your first few steps in the morning are responsible for setting up your mood for the day. For most of the people, their day begins with a cup of hot drink and the news feed from their local newspapers. Good and bad, the printed parchment volumes include news that moves us and shocks us. Agree, the life has become more complicated than ever, but it hasn’t become difficult to not put a smile on our faces. “What you give the world is what you receive.” This age old quote of living up life and treating everyone nicely is indeed true! Small gestures of goodwill put in a long lasting impact on your positive being and of those around you. One such small gesture is saying ‘Thank you’ to the people whose lives are woven with yours. A simple thank you to the people who are a part of your daily life brings in a positive change for all. #SayThanks to your Mom A mother’s love is unconditional. It’s like a special mother-child bond that lasts for the …

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Every Woman Is A Leader!

April 15, 2015
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Anna Wintour – Vogue America, Editor in Chief Photo source : fashionfoodies Like every other sphere women have not had it easy and had to fight to prove their mettle in the male-dominated world. It is interesting to note the kinds of professions that are earmarked for women by the wise society members – some opine how “teaching is the perfect profession for women”, ”the natural nurturing nature of women makes them suitable for nursing”, “it is hard to imagine a woman-surgeon”. Moreover even more mind-boggling are the stereotypical characteristics assigned to women employees -“she cannot be independent, decisive, and assertive“, “unmarried women are preferred for jobs as once they have kids they get deviated from work”. In short, stereotypes continue to exist. Not only is it hard for females to enter a work field but even when they have established themselves they are supposed to put up with unusual expectations in performance and required to prove their worth time and again. Usually women are denied top jobs due to the perceived lack of competency. Seems like enough has been said though I have not even yet spoken about the harassment that women have to deal with in their workplace! Indra Nooyi – CEO, PepsiCo Photo source : businessinsider So what is the recipe to make lives a tad less difficult for women who juggle up responsibilities of official work as well as the duties of a homemaker? Shall we give them reservations? Maybe they would be happier with lesser workload? Perhaps sympathizing with them would work? Sadly none of this would work because what women want is easier than this – respect and recognition as equal employees. Women wish to be known by their work and not by the socially constructed notion of their gender identity. We need revolutions …

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Joy Of Giving – Delhi Duty Free Style

December 22, 2014
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Holidays – Shopping | Shopping – Holidays | Holidays – Travel | Ring any bells? Well, its that time of the year again when our shopping lists extend to buying gifts for family and friends, travelogues become tiresome and their is no room for jet-lagging at all. Holiday season is much more than just cozy-ing up under a quilt with warm chocolate and watching back-to-back Christmas/NY movies. Now their are some people who get 2 weeks worth of holidays to shop, gift, eat and be merry with their families; and then their are people who literally live out of a suitcase. Talk about airports and this time of the year can be considered as their busiest time. From people travelling back to their homes to celebrate the season with their families, to groups of youngsters and nuclear systems backpacking to a new-land; welcoming the new year. No matter what your reason of travelling at this time of the year be, everyone needs to play Santa around. If time crunch is your excuse for not buying gifts for your loved ones, then Delhi Duty Free is offering its customers a chance to make up for it with the gesture of ‘Joy of Giving’. So if you are visiting Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) this month, don’t forget to visit their Delhi Duty Free zone and indulge in some holiday shopping and avail great discounts too. Shop sale at the airport while you wait to board your flight – Jingle all the way, eh?  Delhi Duty Free  Get to taste some of the best Indian tea before buying a pack or two.  Last Minute Shopping Zone – For those who don’t have much time to walk through the expansive Delhi Duty Free zone. Boarding Time Shopping Zone – For those who just …

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Quirk up your Planner – Letternote.com

June 9, 2014
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For those who think that a blogger’s life is chilled out, full of leisure and tension-free work environment; then you are absolutely wrong.  Not to forget the fact that most of us have a full time job as well! There is something about blogging that keeps us stay awake even at wee hours, trying to work up a blog post or edit a vlog post; with hopes that you our readers/followers will appreciate it. This blog post is not about pouring my heart out (on behalf of fellow bloggers) about the hardships challenges a blogger faces, but why staying organized becomes a top notch priority. Being your own boss is a blessing. But if you don’t take the boss in you seriously, it might affect the work log that you have around as a blogger. In today’s technologically advanced time, Android has become our world and Google Play Applications our secretaries to trainers. When you have a 9 to 6 job and a passion to freelance at the same time, forgetting important notes, meetings and deeds becomes a daily issue. What if you can keep your notes yet not look like a nerd? Well, I am talking about the quirkiest stationary store in the market.. Letternote. Their wide range of colourful and eclectic stationary will make even a non-planner start scribbling some notes. Priced at a nominal rate, I absolutely loved the quality of their products. The first time I stumbled upon www.letternote.com, what really caught my eyes were the lovely prints that they have to offer. With a twist of Indian tadka, letternote’s stationary collection is artistic and apt for those who just can’t do with boring grey diaries. If you are one hell of a busy person and yet believe in keeping yourself and your work stationary as …

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ROPOSO.COM – What you LOVE is Fashion!

May 22, 2014
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Shopping is every girl’s addiction. Period! While men think that shopping is leisure for us, it’s no nirvana as it seems to be. Imagine the challenge of putting up one look which is in the current trend, matches your personal style, is comfortable for you to wear and will be worth the money(bargains) you will be sweating up to invest in. Not to forget the hours of store hops (even if it’s virtual), going through thousands of options available and managing to find out exactly what you have been looking for. Get it? Looking good, looking trendy and keeping your game of fashion &style up all the type is not an easy job. But what if we had a one stop solution for all? You saw SJP wearing a quirky crop top and now you want it in your closet ASAP! But, you have no clue which store or brand, be it physical or virtual, might be having similar crops in their collection? OHEHMGEE moment! Well, some genius creative minds have heard our SOS calls and introduced first of its kind one stop destination for shopping based on the current trends. This website is well equipped with listening to our craziest fashion wish-lists and offering a catalogue full of various online labels and stores that have something similar in their seasonal collection. Presenting to you – Roposo.com This website aims to find you products that are best suited to your taste, from an endless number of brands and vendors on the internet.  How does it work?  Roposo.com has partnered with all the major Indian e-commerce websites like Myntra, Koovs & Jabong. However, maintaining their niche of featuring the best products, this website only believes in hand-picking the best and rejecting the rest. If this is not all, they have ‘Product …

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Keep Calm and Take a #Selfie

April 8, 2014
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Anybody and everybody who is on the social network knows what a #selfie is! Not just that, but each one of us has been a *victim* of taking selfies. Yeah! Victim. Because now, taking our own pic(s) innumberable times in an hour-day-week-month has been *diagnosed* as a syndrome. Don’t believe me? Just google up ‘Selfie Syndrome’ and learn for yourself.  But heck! Will we stop taking selfies? What will our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, etc….. feeds update then? A *sheepish* NAAAAAAH! Recently, this syndrome got bigger and maybe better. In January, Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie with stars like Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and Jared Leto became famous world wide. It was every-friggin-where on the news and of course our social network.  This *Group Selfie* bug soon found it’s way into Bollywood. Don’t believe me? Let’s check out some examples, shall we? #GroupSelfie the #BOLLYWOOD style Kunal Kohli | Mandira Bedi | Shahrukh Khan  Shahrukh was quick enough to arrange a selfie next. Although this one was not that big a ‘celebrity’ selfie, but oh well SRK covered it all. I wonder what’s with his catty eyes?  Kalki Koechlin | Koel Purie | Deepika Padukone The pouts never suffice. Sigh! Sonakshi Sinha | Tanisha Mukherjee | Kajol | Jaya Bachchan  Now this one came in as a surprise. Never seen these four ladies together ever, and look how happy they look in this photo. Selfie a friendship bond-er eh? VJ Andy | Karan Johar | Kirron Kher | Malaika Arora Khan | Bharti  Singh | Amitabh Bachchan If Jaya Bachchan can do it, why will Amitabh Bachchan stay behind? Even if it means posing at the finale of a reality tv program.  Preity Zinta | Rani Mukherjee | Manish Arora | Urmila Matondkar The old (accept it now!) beauties of Bollywood. Sigh! Nargis Fakhri …

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Heads Up For Tails – Fashion for Dogs/Cats {Lifestyle}

April 6, 2014
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Are you a pet lover? What do you usually shop for your dog/cat? Pedigree, a cosy bed, silky harness, some toys and maybe a warm jacket for those winters; right? What if you could get a tuxedo made for your spaniel. Or maybe get a raincoat custom made for your pooch’s rainy days? Well, this is actually possible. And that too, from the comfort of your homes! Heads Up For Tails About : We are India’s exclusive luxury brand for ‘pawsh’ and fun doggie couture. Our products range from comfy and customized dog beds, chic collars and leashes, fashionable dog apparel, to an awesome range of accessories for pets and pet lovers! We also source yummy treats, fragrant dog spa products and other goodies from other international brands. Shop HERE Lovely Sakshi from the HUFT team introduced me to this amazing store. If you are a dog lover like me, you’re surely in for a treat. Among their awesome luxury options, I got very keen on trying this hamper called ‘The Wag Box’. Trust me, I was more excited about what’s inside the box when it arrived than my Casper. The procedure is quite simple and impressive. All you got to do is fill up a form with the likes, dislikes and measurement of your dog. You can suggest the type of products you would like to receive in the hamper. The creative team of HUFT then gets working, and creates custom made boxes on order. And trust me on this one, they do the job pretty well! (The cover paper was wrinkle free on arrival. My excitement is to be blamed for the mess, ehm!) How very sweet of them to customize almost everything.  A custom made rain coat, toy ball, collar, key chain, choostix, scarf and popcorn. I …

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Travel Diaries – BeBeautiful Workshop, Mumbai

October 29, 2013
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Who said that ‘Great conversations start over great coffee’?? Hell no! Great conversations can start over anywhere, even when it’s 5a.m. outside the city airport. Well, atleast I wasn’t keeping any hopes on that. To give you a broader perspective, here is the summary…. While Delhi was buzzing over the recently concluded Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week, amidst the crazy schedules, I got an invitation, which usually might piss anyone off. Reason? Well, the invite was for a workshop to be held in Mumbai, while I reside in Delhi. Like always, I had to politely decline the invite, stating my current location. To which, they replied, with an equally polite smile, that this trip will be fully sponsored. YAY! (Dil mai ladoo phoota? Yesss!) As the days closed by, I learnt that few more bloggers will be flown down from Delhii, among which I got in touch with Ritu from The Indian Beauty , who introduced me to Deeptima from Beauty Unleash with Deeptima . I started my trip with anxiety and a hope that I will *meet* new people, only if I knew that much more is what I will get out of this mini trip. Let me take you through a ‘Picture Diary’, like I always do, to share the fun, friendship and love I felt in these two days. DEL – BOM The early morning flight plan. BEBEAUTIFUL WORKSHOP  The google team member, happily addressing queries. Bumpy from 120mediacollective team   120mediacollective team explaining the right videography skills.  Hello! Video testing 1-2-3.  The insights of a youtube channel.  Ambika Anand  Clint Fernandes  The always cheerful Dolon from PoutPretty  Our setup for an instant youtube shoot.  Beauties at work. THE NOM NOMS Desserts for lunch, during Bebeautiful workshop.  The dinner desserts.  Diwali already?  Cuteness eh? Did I just own a Louis Vuitton myself? …

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