Sunday, March 26, 2017

Change your thoughts for a Better Tomorrow



Slosh! Swoosh!! 
Arre Deva, this girl doesn’t understand. Laxmi gets up pattingher last chapatti on the hot earthen tava which was capturing the fire from the clay stove.
The backyard of a small house is filled with soapy water flowing into a thin stream and then vanishing in the hard mud ground.
Aai, I hate to wash these clothes. Whole day you make me work! When will I get time to study?
Screamed Madhavi clearing some hair strands in front of her forehead with soapy hands.
This wasn’t anything unusual between Madhavi and Laxmi. Madhavi is Laxmi’s 16 year daughter who hates household chores like most of the teenage gals. But her dislike is for a cause. She wants some time off for herself to indulge in studies. She is far away from world of WhatsApp and internet.
Where would she get so much facility and a budget for ANDROID phone in a small village Morochi which is in Satara District of Maharashtra?
Her father was a poor farmer and mother a simple home-maker. They could barely afford two meals in a day. But Madhavi was very determined. She was born with big goals and a broader vision. She did not believe that a woman’s life is created just to start at her parent’s home with loads of work and no respect, and then move towards another completely unknown home and strangers and listen to them without raising your voice.
Although society is turning modern and women are competing with men, still in the most remote part of our countries these ideas are not yet freely welcomed.
Madhavi wanted to go to school and study and not just live life aimlessly.

“Oh! So you want to study? And then who will help me do all this work? And what will your in-laws say to us? That we didn’t teach you cooking and home making! Is that you want? To give chance to the society to blame your Baba and me? Laxmi’s eyes started turning moist which almost shone in the basking sun.
Aai please don’t start again. Trust me I have no intentions to let you all down in front of any one. I just want to study and stand on my feet. And I thought that would make you guys proud and not defeated.” Madhavi consoled her disheartened mother.
Laxmi wasn’t convinced she said “But Beta why you want to study. We don’t have enough funds for your education. Also our community does not encourage women to go out and wok in offices. Do you think it’s simple?”

“I know it’s not simple. But it’s not impossible. I will work hard Aai and obtain scholarships and study. You want to know why? Because we do not have any good schools in our village. And that is the reason no one wants to study from our village. The school is few miles away and winter and monsoons are hindrances to the school going children. I do not want that to happen.
I am not denying that women should skip all household work and not take care of the house. But also feel strongly that we have the right to study and shape our lives”
Madhavi had a twinkle in her eye as she was explaining this to Laxmi.
Laxmi could see the spark in her daughter. Some where she know GOD had gifted her a very ambitious and bold daughter. She was indeed proud of her. She decided to talk to her husband and send Madhavi to a good school in a town nearby.
She pulled Madhavi close to her and whispered something kissing her forehead. Her words were indeed the biggest strength for her daughter.
“I am proud of you child and I am sure you are here to make A Better Tomorrow”

Cheers
Ruchita

This story is written as a part of contest at my work place for International Women's day celebrations!!!











Monday, March 13, 2017

Its The Sun's Birthday!!


“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at Blogadda in association with Colgate.




Blogadda had this unique activity of involving kids in story telling! Kids are best at it. They have the wildest imaginations and super logicJ



When the hamper arrived I knew my 4 year old daughter-Nishka would be super excited to start on.



Colgate hamper consisted of 3 toothpastes packages which need to be open wide and cut the space characters that were printed on the inner side of the wrapper.





I briefed Nishka that every day Mumma tells you stores but today you have to tell me stories. She was quite excited.



“But Mumma whose story should I tell you? The princess story or the Jungle book?”

I smiled and said it’s all different. I shall give you characters and you tell me story!



And she happily agreed.


 She started cutting the pieces with me.



Than we placed the characters all together.

Nishka just enjoyed her Birthday on March 5. So she was all in Birthday mood!
She told me my story is about SUN’S Birthday Party!!
I have got invitation from space – to celebrate Birthday Party of the Sun,.

I told her “Mumma is scared to send Nishka alone, so will send with her 12 year old  brother krish.”

She said ok we both will go in spaceship.

And than she was just on and on with her imaginations J
Nishka and brother Krish landed and met the Sun. We wished him “happy birthday.” There were other planets also Saturn, Jupiter who had come for this party. 

My school friend Rehaan has also come in his own cute spaceship (there is a small boy in a spaceship).

All were having fun, singing happy birthday song and dancing on
“Wheels on the bus go round and round..”

Suddenly there was sound and everyone was worried .UFO had come . I was scared and hide myself behind the comet. Some people got down from the UFO. The leader of them Mr. Green said that I live in Mars. Krish explained Ok so you are Alien who lives in Mars the second planet of our solar system. Krish had studied solar system recently in his school. 

“Mumma I was not very scared of the Aliens because Teacher has taught us that we all need to be friends and live together”
“We all had cake,chips,pasta and lemonade. Mr Sun also gave us lots of return gifts. 
All had party together. “




 
“Later it was time to come back.....so I said bye to all and came back to you”

Nishka happy with birthday party and took a selfie with everyone.

regards
Ruchita

Monday, May 30, 2016

Pampers : Soft Baby Skin

This is a review post for PAMPERS #SoftestForbabySkin Activity by BlogAdda.

I received these 2 diaper packets and was asked to review them. Well I certainly feel pampers are a super product and need no positive reviews for them to be famous since they already are a well established household name for almost all parents.

My daughter is 3 years old, I have been using pampers since she was 4 months! And trust me it’s a totally rash free no- sleepless night .

I have never used rash free cream before making her wear pampers. Well pampers don’t need it !! J

Pampers are soft and highly absorbent and made with finest quality materials which are soothing for a baby’s skin.

The diapers-L size fitted her perfectly and she seemed quite comfortable. Actually I have been using the Pampers L size-Active baby diapers which are not pant style but with tapes.

The new product launched by Pampers has more features than the previous ones. 


It’s been almost a week I am using those diapers once received from BlogAdda; on my daughter and trust me the features which are mentioned are just so true!
It’s very comfortable for the babies and they don’t even feel they are wearing diapers.

 It also has lotion which helps to moisturize your baby’s skin leaving it soft and smooth. The 5 star skin protection enabled pants are so light that your baby won't even feel wearing one - leaving them happy. They are soft all around to protect sensitive baby's skin and are easy to change with the side-on easily tear able feature.

The baby lotion inside the pants ensures the skin stays protected from irritations while the wetness indicator that turns from yellow to blue lets parents know about diaper change. Made of breathable materials, the premium care pants stretch easy for comfy fit and facilitate easy leg movement through leg cusp. They absorb liquids thoroughly through the extra dry layer and ensure dryness up to 12 hours with the micro crystals present inside.

cheers

Ruchita

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pampers premium Pants-product Review


Hello,

 “This blog post is written for the Pampers #SoftestForBabySkin activity in association with Blogadda

Recently I was invited by Blogadda to pampers Event. We were given goodie bags with The Pampers Premium Pants. So here is the review of the product. I have a daughter 2.5 years old and apparently she is still a diaper baby J


The diapers-L size fitted her perfectly and she seemed quite comfortable. Actually I have been using the Pampers L size-Active baby diapers which are not pant style but with tapes.

The new product launched by Pampers has more features than the previous ones. 

I have listed few of the features below:

 
All-Around Softness
Crafted with soft materials to provide all-around softness and comfort.
 
Up to 12 hours of Dryness
Ultra dry core quickly absorbs and lock away liquids.
 
Baby Lotion
helps protect your baby's delicate skin.
Breathable Materials
The micro pores help air circulation, allowing skin to breath.
All Around Fit
Stretchy 360 degree waistband and leg cuffs.
 
 
 
 
 
It’s been almost a week I am using those diapers on my daughter and trust me the features which are mentioned are just so true!
Its very comfortable for the babies and they don’t even feel they are wearing diapers.
 It also has lotion which helps to moisturise your baby’s skin leaving it soft and smooth.The 5 star skin protection enabled pants are so light that your baby won't even feel wearing one - leaving them happy. They are soft all around to protect sensitive baby's skin and are easy to change with the side-on easily tearable feature.
The baby lotion inside the pants ensures the skin stays protected from irritations while the wetness indicator that turns from yellow to blue lets parents know about diaper change. Made of breathable materials, the premium care pants stretch easy for comfy fit and facilitate easy leg movement through leg cusp. They absorb liquids thoroughly through the extra dry layer and ensure dryness upto 12 hours with the micro crystals present inside.
 
cheers
Ruchita
 

The Pamper Event....

Hello,

 “This blog post is written for the Pampers #SoftestForBabySkin activity in association with Blogadda

Blogadda in association with Pampers created a super event which would benefit every parent who might be not sure if diapers are suitable for soft skin and if so which brand is best at it.

Undoubtedly Pampers is one of the trusted brands amongst diapers globally. The event was kind of mini launch of their new product first time in India- Pampers premium Pants.

The event was hosted at JW Marriot,Mumbai. The event hall was very nicely decorated with large pampers hoardings and cute baby pictures. There were also baby dolls placed on the stage (wearing diapersJ )





TV Actress Mandira Bedi hosted the show and she welcomed Actress Tara Sharma who was invited as a guest celebrity. Next she welcomed Pampers R n D expert Dr. Wei Sing Long and Child Sleep consultant Ajitha Gopal Sithepalli.


Tara is a super mom to 2 lovely boys she shared her journey of motherhood and experiences that she came across. She also showed few glimpses of her show where she tries to find pampers in the remotest part of the country and she manages to get it!!!






Just as the event kicked off we were asked to vote for the softest Pamper! How? There were 3 diapers placed on the table and we had voting buttons with us. We just had to feel the diapers and vote. Well most of the voting stood correct.


We were actually shown how the new pampers have been improved and is super soft and has more absorbing capacity. There was a centre table which looked like a mini lab. They actually showed us the absorbing capacity which will help to keep the baby skin dry and rash free.










The event also broadcasted a super cute video which was an ad film for the new pampers product.
It was a very beautiful video which cannot leave you with dry eyes!!

The bond between a mother and a child is shown and brought out very beautifully.


Child Sleep consultant Ajitha Gopal Sithepalli shared her views about safety of the child with respect to delicate skin at the toddler age and how pampers cater to that need.

The forum was open to audiences to ask questions and clear any doubts if we had.
And we left the event with memories and lovely good bags from pampers!!

We were given this premium product as a sample to try and also pen drive containing the video about this product.

cheers
Ruchita

Friday, August 21, 2015

The speed advantage with Airtrl 4G


“Let’s meet up at Rajni’s place tonight and watch this new movie. We shall download it while having dinner and post dinner will enjoy with popcorn and coke!”

“Abbe Paagal hai kya( are you mad)??” grinned Shanaya.” You think we can download the movie while we eat? It’s not possible yaar!!! You know the speed these days. They claim all strong networks but nothing happens. Talk about cell phone plans- 3G is marketed as top most speed but still many times it’s not satisfactory”

“AawL Ok than lets meet tomorrow. Maybe a day will go in the download!”

Probably this is what happens among most of the gangs. The plan is instantaneous but the download is not!

While walking by saw a big hoarding on the road said ....



4G??? And that too Airtel is claiming that it’s going to be a fastest network and also throwing an open challenge, in case we have a faster network they will pay our life time bills!!! Whoa.. That’s kind of too much!!

I don’t know if I want to enter the challenge but it really made my brains ponder!! What would I do if I get such a fast network?

AIRTEL 4G Mobile:

Who can stay without Whatsapp? Imagine videos downloading at an amazing speed!

I love watching you-tube when I am travelling. I try to catch up on some new interesting video, missed TV soaps and some new movie tailors.

I think it would be just fantastic to watch without buffer time and with such great speed.

AIRTEL 4G : HOME WIFI

Imagine at what rate a movie would get downloaded if it’s 4G! Would be just super. I think I would watch all possible movies and dramas by downloading instantly.

Just think about it and in not much time will get downloaded. No waiting time of 2-3 days J

My cousins stay abroad and we do Skype regularly. But many times we lose connections. But 4G I feel talking and connecting with them would be much easy and convenient

4G ON THE GO
4G Dongle

Well I am not always going to sit at home with the wi-fi. Our office does not provide a laptop but we have got connect from home facility. When I take my laptop out and while travelling to work I can use the 4G dongle and take remote access of my office machine and check my mails on the go! Which otherwise is not possible with poor network signals.

Waiting for a friend at some restaurant or coffee shop and nothing to do!!! Why not? Will have 4G to check some videos and surf the internet. Why wait alone

Some additional features of AIRTEL NETWORK:

  • Airtel 4G is the first telecom operator to roll out 4G services
  • Nationwide rollout across 296 cities
  • 4G available at 3G prices
  • Getting a 4G SIM is just a tweet away - #GetAirtel4G
  • Free home delivery of 4G SIM
You check more stuff at http://www.airtel.in/4g/

Cheers
Ruchita

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Painting my Home Canvas with Godrej Interio

Sipping coffee and gazing out of the window on a lovely rainy day! Wow nature is so beautiful. Currently placed on the ground floor, just thinking what would the scenery be from some 27th floor? Beautiful wouldn’t it be? I wish I can have my dream home some day!!!

A sudden tap on my shoulder, Turning back I just gasped………….

“Hi” a tiny some un- known creature waving at me!

Hand painted by me



“Hey Hi! But you scared me!! What on earth are you and what are you doing here?” I freaked out!

“I am the expert from the house of ‘Godrej Interio’ and I am here to help you and transform your house into your DREAM HOMEhe answered with the cutest of smile. “Well you can call me GIE J (Godrej Interio Expert)” he added.



Of course I did not believe what was happening. It was some kind of magic like A Jeanie coming out of an old Aladdin lamp J

GIE took hold of my hand and started walking saying “Let’s start with your living room, how you want it to be?”

Hmmm.. So you are not going to leave me.. Huh! Anyways what was the harm in exposing my dream ideas! I just thought.

So I started with the Living Room:

“The first abode where we land as soon as we enter our house. A living room is basically a sitting area with family and friends. Where we sit , relax, talk and just chill. It’s basically a non-private space of the house.

A guest as well as a new comer to my home is always welcome in the living room.

Would love to have brown sofas with turquoise combination of pillows. A corner table between 2 sofas to hold a land line phone, a vase and a small paper stand.

 A LCD on the opposite wall along with few glass shelves to hold the cable set up box and DVD player and few show items.

I don’t like much of show pieces as it kills the simplicity of the place. A few are fine which can really stand out and enhance the beauty of the place.

A low sitting area would just add to the perfect look. And a big carpet rug in the center where rests the coffee table which is of thick glass.

And last but not the least a beautiful painting painted by me on one of the walls (I love painting and have made couple of canvas stuff.)”

I also showed him some pics like below to have an idea.




PerfectGIE murmured to him and was happy that I narrated my dream drawing
“Alright now let’s turn to your kitchen”

I started for my Kitchen:

“The only word that comes to my mind is “ORGANISED”. As you can see currently I have many open shelves where in I have rested all the steel bowls but they get dusty and spoil the look of the kitchen.

Also I would love to have trolleys in the drawers as currently we do not have kitchen trolley drawer. They are regular drawers where it’s not very easy to take out stuff which has been stored behind.




  
Also the kitchen has to be painted with bright colors as it sets the perfect mood for cooking. The cabinets can be some bright pastel shade but the walls to be painted white or light shades.




I want to keep some kitchen decorative stuff in the kitchen to enhance its look



 “There are times when we just wash couple of vessels and keep it next to the sink, but the sink looks quite messy at times with the washed vessels kept there. I feel there should be some provision on the top of sink where in the water gets drained and the vessels are also hidden behind the cabinet doors.”




“Wow, that sounds cool” exclaimed GIE. He seemed to be quite impressed with my ideas J
“And I know you must be having special plans for your bedroom J so go on... Please share them “

Yes… Finally comes the bedroom d├ęcor. It’s my private space where I love to relax alone, share some private moments with my husband and 2 year old daughter. We all want our bedroom to be just like what we dream it to be. Cause this is the only space in the house which we call it our own J

We never say my living room or my kitchen or my balcony but we always say its “MY BEDROOM” J

“Let me tell you something GIE, since we stay at ground floor, we cannot have the sliding windows wide open so the light intensity is not that great. So would love to have light shades in the room which can illuminate it and make it look bright.

I guess shaded Windows would be the best option. Elegant and classy!! Some inspiration pic below:



I love beautiful curtains matching with the door mat, bed sheets and pillows. I love the CORAL shade. I have some idea in mind something like below:




Also one corner I want to dedicate to my daughter. A small bed for her and a shelf to keep her books and toys.




And now comes most important part. The WARDROBE!! A well organized and clean wardrobe is what we all desire. But it’s not always possible due to space crunch or wrong ideas. 
I feel if we divide the wardrobe perfectly than we can place all our stuff - well mannered

There should be place for everything- clothes, accessories, scarves, shoes, purses etc.
If there are sliding drawers than everything is in place and can be kept intact!


  
“Oh, you real have a nice taste” GIE winked at me. I smiled J

 “Alrite I have taken done my notes. Do you have anything else to add?” he was saying while typing things down a on a cute thin pad that he carried all the while.

Just make sure my balcony has a swing and my temple is bigger than the present one and marble made; which would carry all the deities.

"So now?? What??" I wondered.

He said just close your eyes and "Shaka laka boom boom" 


When I opened , my house was just the way i had dreamt of. GIE had transformed my home!!!Exactly the way I wanted!!! Was just gazing at the colorful walls and....

"Ting-Tong" rang the door bell, and it just pulled me out from one of my best day dreams ever!!!!

WOW.. What a dream. I really wish I can get some GIE some day to transform my house!!

The much known saying –“Home is where the heart is!”

And it’s as absolutely true as we all agree to it. We spend most of the years of our life at our home. So we all have dreams to have the best ideal house which welcomes us and makes us stress free!

My aspirations are not always big and lavish bungalows but a home where I can just connect and feel safe and closer to myself.

“I am participating in the  Upload and Transform #HomeCanvas activity in association with Godrej Interio and BlogAdda. If you are not blogging, you can still be a part of this activity. Here’s how


Note: All images are sourced from Google Images

 cheers
Ruchita