September 29, 2016

A Celebration of Life - Malabar Gold and Diamonds

Kareena Kapoor Khan - The Queen of Bollywood is known for her impeccable fashion sense and versatility. The soon to-be-mommy has been glowing and nailing the fashion quotient to the hilt as she steps into the fascinating phase of motherhood, Kareena has set new standards for the working women by inspiring voguish maternity-wear. She personifies the modern women who not only balances office etiquettes but also takes out time for family with ease and panache. The Indian fashion circle has certainly gone abuzz with her sartorial elegance, be it smart floral dresses, maxis, embellished attires, denims, avant-garde kurti's or walking the ramp for prominent designer Sabysachi Mukherjee during the finale of Lakme Fashion Week winter festival 2016.

The Nawab and Begum of Pataudi have even more reason to celebrate as 16th October marks their 4th wedding anniversary. The above advert paints a pretty picture between the Nawab and the Begum, an anxious Kareena pouts sulky as she believes that Saif has forgotten their special day. He in return wants to surprise her with an exquisite and delicately crafted diamond set from 'Mine' Diamonds Unlimited range of Malabar Gold and Diamonds . Kareena is astonished to find this beautiful jewelry tucked away under the pillow for her, her happiness knows no bounds as she admires this stunning work of art. The priceless moment turned to be #KareenasAnniversarySurprise, diamonds are always a memorable piece of life.

During this festive season Malabar Gold and Diamonds offers unique and enviable reason to own a diamond jewelry. Diamond personifies the essence and grace of a woman, it imbibes the independent quality to dazzle under any given circumstances just like a progressive fashionista who wants to conquer the world with beauty and hard-work. Kareena being the face of the present contemporary generation shows that empowerment is certainly modish and we women need a shining gratification. After all diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend !

November 24, 2015

Mind B(l)oggling #BNLF !

Who said bloggers can’t have fun? I know we may look like a bunch of jobless promoters who love self-adulation on social platforms but trust me if that comes with attending cool events like a star and meeting inspirational people then I’m a Proud Blogger! BNLF (Blog Now Live Forever) was an amazing experience, imagine being amidst the crème de la crème of the blogging scene in India and realizing that you are actually sane in following your passion for writing. Earlier my mother used to think that I could never make a living out of writing but after attending the BNLF event (she managed to sneek in during the last session when the Legend Bruce Dickinson was on stage and even clicked the above snap!) she says “My God! you people are celebrities!”. Such is the power of Blogging my Mom is now my Fan!

This magnum opus stage actually rocked an opening concert from the Indiblogger band Blunder in the Code which obviously set the jive mood with Another Brick in the Wall- Pink Floyd. Then came the inspirational sessions from Indian as well as international delegates. These were not actual lecturing sessions but they were laced with humorous experiences and anecdotes from Purba Ray, Anshul Tiwari, Arnab Ray, Kanan Gill, Preeti Shenoy, Jeff Bullas, Christoph Trappe, and Bruce Dickinson

What did I enjoy?

The contagious ambiance of being among the best, the tips and tricks of acing my game as a blogger, the awe-inspiring stories shared on this huge platform, and the proud moment of representing my passion. #BNFL will be etched in my memory forever.

November 22, 2015

I Am #MadeOfGreat!

Originality is a rare commodity these days, many a times we are put into situations that either bend us or make us heroes. Whenever I look into the mirror I feel I have grown, I have stood up to what I believe in, I have listened to that little voice deep inside me and metamorphosed into the person that I am today. 

I always wanted to be a writer, it all began by spending endless summer afternoons reading romantic letters which were locked up in a heavy trunk in the attic. These amorous renditions were obviously written by my love locked uncle's and aunt's who had left all their emotions on a piece of paper but completely forgotten about them. There were old vintage Christmas cards as well, these beautiful cards made me imagine stories about snowy streets, Christmas lit up houses, and family dramas unfolding around warm fireplace. When school would re-open I would spend hours in the school library soaking up on anything I could get my hands on, reading was in my blood. As I grew older I started keeping a dairy, I poured all the black ink on blank lines writing chapter after chapter of my being.

Then came the college phase in life where I stood on crossroads, parental pressure made me an Economics graduate. The writer in me was silenced as I continued the worldly way and took up Masters in Business Administration, after all I had to please everyone who thought that running the rat race is the ultimate goal of life. Then working in a reputed firm was considered as a life time accomplishment. But my soul was restless, the little voice in the depths continued to warn me that this is not what I wanted in life.

The inspirational turning point came through by watching the movie 'Under the Tuscan Sun' which depicts the self-discovering journey of a writer, I could relate to it. I finally decided to follow my dreams and started with this blog, the more the wrote the more I felt liberated. I found myself again, I did not give in to the pressures of what others think of writing as a profession. I decided to carve a niche for myself in the world of words. And here I am today!

As Leslie Knope has rightly put in - " I Am Big Enough to Admit, I Am Often Inspired by Myself."
Hence I say that I Am #MadeofGreat, finding oneself in this chaotic world is nothing short of a discovery it takes guts and confidence to walk in a different path when everyone else is against your dreams. Be original and the world will recognize you because you are a force to reckon with!  


October 21, 2015

Count On Magical McCain Moments

Me and my sister are eternal cravers of tasty, tangy, mouth-watering snacks and the evening is never perfect without a hot cuppa of tea and chat-patta snacks along with hot gossip about everything under the sun. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life it’s refreshing to bond with your family members and create fun memories and what better way than to indulge in fried smile delights, yummy aloo tikkis, exotic french fries, cheesy sensations, and chilli garlic potato bites from McCain India.

These range of fat and trans free crisps are ready for any occasions in just 3 minutes (lucky for me when my friends gate-crash!) just the other day we had planned to go out for a movie but were super bummed when we learnt that it was house-full, me and my gang headed back home disheartened. To mellow down our crushed souls we fried some of the sumptuous smiles (saving grace of the day) and relished them with hot chilly sauce, it was an instant mood lighter and we enjoyed a party-like atmosphere right at home.

Here is a quick recipe to try out when bombarded with guests:

McCain Smiles with Schezwan Salsa:
Ingredients for the Salsa:
2-3 medium sized fresh tomatoes
2 medium sized onions
1/2 teaspoonful Jalapeño Chili paste
1 teaspoonful Schezwan Sauce
1/4 Juice of lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of dried oregano (optional)

Dice the tomatoes and onions finely add the lime juice, Jalepeno Chili paste, and Schezwan sauce. Mix the ingredients well, add salt n pepper to taste. Garnish with cilantro, you can also add dried oregano for flavor (its purely optional).

Embellish the fried smiles with this salsa dressing and serve with chilled coke.

Enjoy snacky brunch or evening time with your loved ones with the McCain dishes and create beautiful selfie-worth moments.

August 7, 2015

An Exclusive Rendezvous with Hairstylist Jonathan Bodici

 I have been wanting to do exclusive interviews for a long time now but somehow due to my tight schedule I could not include them in my blog posts. This is my first personal interview with one of the most talented hairstylist Jonathan Bodici. I met him through one of the many fashion groups on Facebook and we instantly swapped our social links, it has been extremely kind of him to have included me in his featured blog links on his blog page Jonathan's Studio.

My dear friend is the owner of Jonathan's Studios a hair and beauty salon in the beautiful Romania. Ambitious that he is his plans include to create a global hair and beauty brand with best-selling products as well as win over clients from all over the world with his colossal talent.

 1. Tell us about your journey, where  it all began?

My journey in the  hairdressing career started 6 years ago when I was 21. Back then I was still trying to figure it out what I wanna do with my life, and honestly, I had no idea that I would like this job so much. I never was that type of person that dreamt about becoming hairstylist since I was a kid. So, when I went to beauty school it was just another thing to check on my list. But everything started to change when I got to learn the insights of this job, and the more I learned, the more I felt in love with it. It wasn't too long until it went from "another thing to try" to a passion and a dream career. Right after I graduate from beauty school, I opened my first salon with the help of a friend and everything that came after that was all an adventure.

2. What was your greatest moment as a hairdresser?

As a hairdresser, there isn't just one great moment. Every day, when I work with my clients and see how much value they put on my work, is a great moment. The true great moments are when you can really make a difference and through your work you help another person change his/her life.  But if I have to choose a moment that my career had a turning point, I think it will be the moment that I won my first national contest for hairdressers and appeared for the first time  in a very known fashion magazine!

3. Would you extend your passion into creating a worldwide brand and what are your plans?

Yes, I would extend my passion into creating a brand, and I already started to work on it. My plans are to have my own beauty school and, of course, my own line of products. 

4. What challenges have you faced through your career?

I think the biggest challenge was to build my business while I was still trying to grow as a hairdresser. I was a beginner at both, running a business and being a hairdresser so I went through some very tough times because it was very hard to keep both under control. But I did it, and finally, after 6 years I can say and I am not only a successful hairdresser but also a successful businessman.

5. What are the trending hairstyles at the moment and which is that one classic style that will never fade?

The latest trends in hairstyles are "messy" hair. Everything went from sleek looks to styles that look like you didn't put too much work in it, like messy buns or messy curls, nothing has to be too perfect. As for color, Ombre and Balayage are the latest trends and I think it's for the long run. Also, from the classics, I think that soft layers cuts and angled bob will never go out of style.

6. What is your #1 hair care tip and which product would you  recommend?

My  #1 hair care tip (trust me, it really is the most important) is to always go for the professional products and not the store bought. Also, don't choose a product just because a friend told you it's great, but search a professional advice. Many products are awesome, but not all suit your hair needs. So no, I will not recommend a product because I would have to know your hair for that, but, as a brand, Matrix is my favorite. Their products are just amazing!

7. Which celebrity would you love to style?

Beyonce! I just love her courage to play with her hair and go for different styles.

8. Do you believe in the DIY hairstyles trend? Any easy DIY style that you would love to share?

It depends on the skills that you have. Doing your own hair is very hard and requires a lot of skills. I admire those who can. An easy DIY style that anyone can do is the messy updo. And it's super fun and goes well with any outfit. You just have to curl your hair with a curling iron, mess it up (maybe even punch it up with a volume hairspray or powder) and just pin it up with a few bobby pins at your back. And remember, it doesn't have to be perfect! That's the fun of it!

9. What tips and advice do you have for aspiring hair stylists just starting out?

Study... and practice! A lot! Watch out for other hairdressers and try to learn from them as much as you can. But don't copy (really, don't)! Develop your own style and you can attract more clients like that. Being a hairdresser is a never ending learning experience, and the best way to learn is practice.

10. Finish this sentence for me:

Jonathan is… a young, ambitious person, with high goals, and doesn't quit until that goals are reached. Even when all the odds are against him.

Thank you for this wonderful interview. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did answering these questions.

Here's Johnny B who's creations I feel are an amalgamation of classic meets high-fashion and street sexy! It was fun knowing him and I thank him for providing us with his valuable inputs.   

August 6, 2015

Accelerate the Tempo of Your Life with Airtel 4G - High Speed Internet at Economical Cost

 Do you know how tough it is for us younger generation to watch the internet crawl in front of our face when we want quick access to online shopping, find our favorite restaurants, watch sports, or simply just laze around in bed and try to watch a movie that doesn't get out of the buffering zone! Pfft! It's seems so annoying, but hold on after watching the sensational Airtel Challenge video I’m sure a big solution has come our way and it sure going to sweep across the nation like a cyber storm. The Airtel 4G network has arrived in India with aplomb!

The Airtel 4G Challenge

The Crowd seems really Excited !

Is your Mobile Network still Buffering?

India's largest telecom giant Bharti Airtel has launched high speed 4G services (also known as LTE) in around 296 towns across India. With it’s high-defying speed the network promises to deliver optimum results while accessing the internet.

Switch to Airtel 4G
 Why switch over to Airtel 4G? 

Switching over to the Airtel 4G sim will let you enjoy non-stop streaming videos, download the latest movies, watch your favorite sports stars in action, and shop on-the-go in 3G prices. Airtel 4G is also available across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots  and Wi-Fi. To view the various data plans according to your city on can refer to the Airtel website at Airtel 4G

Navigate Faster

Download Movies at Lighting Speed

Doesn't it already sound amazing? Here’s more, interestingly Samsung, Lenovo, Motorola, Asus, Huawei, and Xiaomi mobile devices on Flipkart will now be available with 4G sims. As a bonus Airtel has also announced the ‘Wynk Music’ app and with every 4G SIM swap you can enjoy six months of extensive music streaming and five free movies per month for six months on the Eros Now channel of ‘Wynk Movies’. 

Super Fast Network - Switch to Airtel 4G Now!

You know after viewing all these amazing offers  I’m rushing over to Flipkart to buy a 4G device and experience the lighting speed of the Airtel 4G Network. You my readers don’t miss the biggest opportunity of accelerating the pace of your life so hurry over to your nearest dealer to switch over to a 4G sim and encounter the high speed of Airtel 4G network! 

August 3, 2015

Fashion Decor: A Trend to Mix Fashion with Home Decor

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Decorating your personal space is an exciting experience, it mirrors the way we take hours to dress up in order to feel attractive,chic, and presentable. Home is usually an extension of our personality, the way we ornate, furnish, and accessorize the abode depicts our creativity and style. I have been obsessed on Polyvore creating home decor sets inspired by my love of fashion, to view my sets you can follow the link Decor Sets. Let me mention a few ideas on how to create Voguish interiors from haute couture ramp designs.   

Spring Inspiration

Spring gives a vibrant visual of bright pinks, rose reds, elegant whites, and soothing greens. A season that evokes new beginnings and ushers happiness, decorating your interiors in the colors of nature livens up your personal space. Intricate floral designs provide a fresh atmosphere and remind you of spring all year round.

Monocromatic Style

An eye-catching trend that has spilled over from the ramp into your bedrooms and living rooms. These designs look anything but mundane and brighten up the living space despite of the mono style. 

Geometric Patterns

Bold and edgy on the fashion ramp geometric designs give an illusionist perception. This chic style adds a 3D dimensional look to the decor and provides a classic neo-modern look. Geometric furniture's have a futuristic appeal and elongate the view of any given room.   

Black and Gold

Dressing up your room in this royal and glamorous attire manifests  opulence. Rich textures, luxurious leather furnishings, elegant light fittings, and golden lace curtains display a palace life feel.   

Color Pop 
Mixing red with pink, blue with green, and yellow with orange is an eye-popping effect. If you are free-spirited or boho-chic you will love to dress up your house in the color pop theme. Crazy prints and hues from the 60s MOD fashion trend can be incorporated. Color pop is en vogue and adds just the right amount of razzmatazz to your decor.