Friday, January 30, 2015

Be Pimple Free with Garnier Pure Active Neem

Eeks, its a Pimple!  

I always thought that I would be free from the scourge of my teenage years when I became older. Apparently, I still have some growing to do!  
A big scarlet yellowish tinged pimple is unfailingly an eye- sore. Unfortunately, it always picks the worst time to appear. Picture this, A romantic valentine's day's dinner with a ruby pimple glowing in the candlelight.Yuck! It spoils the entire mood.It’s also an unpleasant conversation starter at all the social events. Mrs. XYZ chuckled gleefully while asking me if I am getting younger.  
I have realized that I am getting more and more prone to pimples due to the increased pollution and changing weather. Pollution clogs my pores and entraps grime, and this leads to the formation of these zits. I used to wash my face and apply toners as well, but these did not provide ample relief. With a hectic work schedule and a hyper toddler to run after, I rarely have the time to indulge in elaborate skin cleansing rituals. For any social and romantic rendezvous, I always feel that these little fiends spoil the look. For this valentine's day extravaganza, I planned the venue, the menu and the surprises. There was no room for blemishes in my super plan. Hence, I decided to Armour up and began looking at options to clear up my skin.  
After looking at all the advertisements, I decided to take the plunge and opted for Garnier Pure Active Neem face-wash. The best part is that Garnier promises no pimples and no marks. Yay!

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Its wallet friendly and contains natural extracts of neem leaf oil and tea tree oil. It helps to scrub away the germs which lead to skin problems and fight's pollution like a super-hero. Overall, it's the best antidote for excess oil. This face -wash provides a fresh and clean feeling and doesn't dry and stretch the skin like some other products. It is also very cooling and soothing to the skin. All I need is a slick of SPF based sun- screen, and I am good to face the world. For best results, I used it twice a day for that squeaky-clean feeling. So all is well that ends well, and I am just ecstatic with the results. My skin feels supple and clean without spending hours to maintain it. Thank you Garnier for helping to keep my skin pure and clear.
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and you can get all the information about garnier at .  

Friday, January 23, 2015

Go Sleek with Asus

We live in a fast moving world where technology can be our best friend.Welcome to my life. a blogger, content creator and Mom to a hyper active and hyper social four year old.How do you solve a problem like “Sanskrit”(My daughter)? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
Believe me, she is that busy. With her social life multiplying exponentially and her zest for learning new things , I feel that I am constantly on the go.

Picture this
Monday to Friday 9 to 12 am School
Monday and Tuesday 6- 7.30 pm Karate
Wed 6-7 pm Yoga
Thursday Playdate with friends
Friday 6-7 pm Yoga
Saturday 10.30 am to 12 pm Karate
4.30 pm to 5.30 Skating
Sunday 4.30 pm to 5.30 Skating

I am sure that she’s having a blast ,but I sometimes feel that my life is a whirling dervish.With deadlines and exciting indiblogger contests, I feel pressed for time and my passion to create creative content.I was thrilled when I saw the indiblogger contest details in my inbox.Trust me , its just the boost I need.Going through the specs and portability of both the ASUS EeeBook X205TA ( and the  ASUS All In One PC ET2040 (, I surmised that the ultra portable notebook is the answer to all my prayers.

Both these products are available from ASUS ,which has been voted as the “Most recommended windows desktop brand” by PCMag Readers choice 2014.The ASUS EeeBook X205TA  has aptly been termed as Simple, versatile and powerful.I do need all these factors when I am running after my kid.I feel that the following specs are fairly impressive and I would just love to order it

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  1. 32 GB Hard Drive- For the tons of pictures and research material that I accumulate.
  2. It Weighs less than 1 kg - Hence its compact and easy to carry  and easy for on the go content creation and just browsing.
  3. Rs 14,999 -For the amazing quality and features , the price is smoking hot.
  4. The detailing and streamlines design make it a chic accessory.
  5. 12 hours of battery life - Even if I forget to charge the notebook, I will be able to carry on my work smoothly and without interruptions.
  6. Low Noise- The low noise allows for concentration and won't wake up kids who are sensitive to loud noises.
  7. Touchscreen - Makes it easy to navigate , download pictures and browse.
  8. Vibrant Display -The crisp visuals and the 11.6 inch display ensures reduced eye strain.
  9. Provision for multitasking - This will provide optimum performance even if I open a gazillion programs and pages.It is power packed with a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor with Intel Burst Technology up to 1.83 GHz .The 2 GB DDR3 system memory helps in enhanced performance.

All these features fortify my belief that the Notebook is the best bet for me.You can check out all the details at this page.

Cupid Games

   Ahh !!! The flutter and excitement of your current crush .Its the stuff fairy tales are made of. I remember my first crush (Cue ....Baby by Justin Bieber) and the nervousness and the excitement of meeting him and exchanging those coy glances with him. Wow....Its making me crave for a death by chocolate pastry (It was our favorite) and many a spoonfuls were fed to each other.

Well, Valentines Day approaches and it heralds the dawn of the season of love.The world is awash with the colors of reds and pink. These days there is such a fantastic countdown to valentines day. The chocolate day , teddy bear day provides ample opportunity to confess our love to someone who makes our hearts go “Dhak Dhak” literally.Love is a wonderful feeling and you never know when it creeps up. This contest by indiblogger got my creative and Mills and Boons romantic juices flowing and I got to thinking about the best way to propose to my crush for my happily ever after.

Young love is a thing to treasure and the attachments formed during college aka college sweethearts are always in vogue. To attract the attention of my paramour , I would go the old fashioned way. I am a baker, I crave to create, whip up, ice and decorate and this has been my life long passion. Its always scary to make the first move but hey, its 2015 and women can choose to be as emancipated as they want.I know that I will surely impress my sweetie by baking him a cake and pouring in all my love. They do say , that love makes everything taste better.

So here is the Plan of actions. Then a day prior to the rendezvous, I would bake up a storm. A rich chocolate, chocolate , chocolate cake would just hit the spot. A rich fudge cake with multi-hued chocolate chips will be baked-up with love. I will then pour on a smooth chocolate river of chocolate ganache into the layers. As it cools down, I will whip up the lightest ,airiest and captivating whipped cream icing and decorate the cake. While I am doing this , I am going to think of my crush and how surprised he will be.

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On the R - day (Rendezvous Day), I am going to glam up a bit . Casual , flirty and fresh rather than vampy is what I am aiming for. Just for that extra boost of confidence , I am going to use Colgate Gel Toothpaste (Flirty red for full effect ) and hope that he agrees to be mine. The jingle of “Paas Aao, paas ao, Meri Saanson main Samaon , Paas aaon na “ has been running through my mind these past day. Well fingers crossed , I will present this cake to him and hopefully we will have a happy ending as well.

This blog is a post for indibloggers contest on Cupidgames and you can know much more at you a happy Valentines Day as well.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Healthy child and a Happy Home

The patter of energetic feet, twirling, swerving , hula - hooping and dancing are signs of a healthy and happy child.Yet , these days children are burdened with studies and extra -curricular activities.To top it all off, sick days are becoming more and more frequent due to the changing climate and pollution.With the little one sick, there are no more tickling fests , long driven stories and incessant demands of Mamma catch me .The house feels empty , sad and silent.Its not the same with an under the weather mini-me.

Healthy children are the lifeblood of the family.After a long days work , the innocent stories and games are surely a stress buster.My daughter who is just four is a budding baker and knows her fondant from her butter cream and its just so much fun and luaghter to bake with her.A sticky kiss and a heart-felt I LOVE YOU mommy is the reward enough. She just started nursery and is often exposed to a whole host of illnesses at school. Moreover, she has a host of interests including dancing , karate and even roller skating.She needs to be charged up to tackle all her hobbies.Good food, sleep and great immunity will set the stage for her to become the rock star that she is destined to be.  

Here is my Daughter All charged up for Roller Skating

Here she is Doing Zumba at her sports Day

Our parents usually tell us that they were sick less often and has stronger immunity to various ailments.Yes , the key to keep little ones charged up and active is "immunity".Immunity ensures that kids are less vulnerable to debilitating diseases and unfortunately there are no vaccines for it,But hey, who doesn't remember the ooey gooey pot of black gold ,that our parents used to give us ?

Yes, the ubiquitous Dabur Chyawanprash is an old age Ayurveda tradition that works even today.Its chock full of herbs such as Amla (The All-rounder) and other immunity boosting super heroes such as Giloy and Ghee. This elixir provides you with disease fighting powers and ensures that life and fun don't have to stop for illnesses.For the skeptics like me, Recent scientific studies have proved its disease fighting properties.Also, who doesn't love that yummy Chyawanprash taste.

So What are you waiting for ? Embrace Dabur Chyawanprash as your go to immunity doctor and include it in your daily routine.I have done the same and certainly feel that my daughter falls ill lesser and her constant chatter and high spirits infuses us with vigor and makes my home a healthy and happy one.
Image courtesy Dabur
If you want a healthy and active kid , you may want to check out more facts about Dabur Chyawanprash at This post is a submission for the indiblogger contest.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Great Indian Litterbug- Thoo Thoo Thoo

If there is one thing that unites us all , it is a great awareness that littering is our birthright.The typical Indian litterbug has nary a concern about littering the road with orange peels,candy wrappers and peanut shells.This is a complete "Business as Usual " for the Techie on the go or the health fanatic on the juicing diet.Littering, spitting, trashing, dumping and literally making a mess is nothing new. Who think’s of the environment, the children, garbage borne diseases like Dengue ? No one, right? No wonder, we have thousands of documentaries from the west depicting the sordid living conditions.

It all boils down to the same thought that though there is disparity in riches , we all breathe the same air, have the same water source and eat the same food which is grown on garbage strewn land. World reports indicate that this littering habit leads to respiratory and skin diseases.If we are all Indians, why do we treat India as such ?
Trust me , when I moved to Bangalore (as a case in point), I dreamed of a tech village with educated citizens abiding by their civic duty.I was appalled by the lack of ownership among these plutocrats.Wobbling on the two-wheeler and gliding on the pothole riddled streets , I was met with the salubrious odors of garbage, littering and waste.Its not uncommon to see dumping grounds on any open land.

So its time to move away from the public thoo thoo to no no littering. Here is something to keep in mind to avoid the tempation to dirty doings...

To litter or not , that is the question
Walking down a stinky stretch of road hampers my digestion
Little children , meant to play and prance
Dengue keeps them bedridden and a sickly trance
Clean , fresh air and greenery is everyone’s right
Lets build a world where littering is obliterated and it will be a beautiful sight
Its time to pledge to keep your surroundings clean and end the chaos
Invest in a little cloth bag to collect your litter and dispose
Then we will no longer be called litterbugs
And our future generations shall forever be thankful and shower us with hugs....

The solution to all this lies in “We the people” taking ownership of our areas and abiding by Mr.Modi’s vision of a “Swachh Bharat”.Remember, we will leave these habits and this country to our kids and their future generations.Kids need to be educated about not littering candy wrappers and fruit peels on the road.And, this realization must come from within.

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Kids Hosting a litter march in Bangalore.Image courtesy

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