Showing posts from March, 2015

I pledge to #ShareTheLoad, towards Gender Equality

A blogging prompt by BlogAdda & Ariel asked bloggers to write on this simple question.
Is Laundry only a Woman's job?
This question even though was asked to women bloggers by blogadda, I couldn't stop myself from writing about it.(but then I can't stop writing about anything!
The startling statistics that were revealed in Ariel’s survey conducted by AC Nielsen and the question itself made me go through a epiphany   
Wrote about it! Shook myself to find exactly what I believed! Edited a Wikipedia page too in rage...yes I did!
It all in here,

So this was the
#IsLaundryOnlyAWomansJob activity
Enough talking, lets do something about it now! Lets wash the ugly stats off the charts & make some new ones...
So I am here taking the #WashBucketChallenge and inviting all my friends to do the same. Every day, we come home and throw clothes into the Laundry bucket and the following day we see them was…

Nashta with Guptaiji- Healthy Breakfast Recipes

"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”- John Gunther My mother always used to stress on importance of a healthy breakfast. I remember how in school days she had her routine dialogue every morning when we used to fuss about having breakfast
“Its called breakfast for a reason! Breaking the fast which started from sleeping all night... Its the most important meal of the day” she would say.

Now we all know we need a healthy breakfast, but breaking the night long fast is actually not so easy. If you are not habituated to a healthy wholesome breakfast you usually don't have a appetite for one. Forcing food into yourselves early morning becomes difficult and eventually hunger creeps in soon before lunch.

A habit starts from the first step. The first step towards a Healthy habit becomes easy if there is a little encouragement about the same.
What better encouragement for eating than Taste!

I recently stumbled across this Kellogg's Waale Guptaji ka Nashta advt. 

I have…

Bangalore Biker Friend Interviewed

The basic necessities of a human being are food, shelter and clothing. A new addition to this during recent times is Transportation. 
When it comes to transportation there are lot of options available for the people. The most preferred one is a motorbike.

This post is part of my biker buddy Shrinidhi K Bhat's Knowledge imparting sessions. In love with his Red Beast(his Yamaha R15) he is also a Biking Enthusiast.
We happen to meet after a long time and he shared with me all that he had leraned about biking from his stay at Bangalore.
I couldn't resist making it somehow connected to my blogging :D
I converted the conversation into a interview.(Now my blog has a interview too!)
So below are my dumb questions & his appropriate & awesome answers.
1. What do you think Biking means for Indians? Biking for majority of indians who own a bike is an affordable means of transportation. People from various age groups prefer to travel on a motorbike. It can act as a commuter as well…

International Day of Happiness- #Iamhappy

Happy International day of Happiness. "Happiness" or may I call it Happyness as in the words of Christopher Gardner from the movie "Pursuit of Happyness" played by Will Smith.
Whatever I have learned about Happiness is from the little things that make me happy.
Starting from Movies/Videos, Music, Books, Writing, Time with Friends, Achievements, Travelling & Volunteer work
When I say Videos & Movies, I would like to start with those inspiring Coca-Cola India Video Ads which combine amazing music with awesome messages. All of those tunes have been my ringtones.
Everyone remembers the Catchy "Umeedon wali dhoop, sunshine wali Asha" Watch "Reasons to Believe" on YouTube
Then there was "Haan mein Crazy hu!" Watch "Haan main crazy hoon, latest tv ad by Coca-Cola - Female version 30 sec" on YouTube 
These ads even after my repeated watching them, do have a effect on my mood whenever I watch them. Today when I went through the…

Book Review: Ramyana, the Game of Life. Shattered Dreams(book 2)

Honored I feel to receive books from blogadda as a part of their book review programme. It is always a proud moment when I see all of those books weeks later in leading book stores.

Book Details: Ramayana: The Game of Life
Shattered Dreams, Book 2 Author: Shubha Vilas
Genre: Mythology/ Self Help
Pages: 387
ISBN 13: 9788184955316 Description:
Shattered Dreams is the sequel to the national bestseller, Rise of the Sun Prince, in the new spiritual and motivational series Ramayana- the Game of Life. Twelve joyful years have passed in Ayodhya since the wedding of Rama and Sita at the end of Book 1. Now, in Shattered Dreams, Shubha Vilas narrates the riveting drama of Rama’s exile. Through tales of Rama’s unwavering and enigmatic persona, the book teaches us how to handle reversals positively; through Bharata’s actions, it teaches us to handle temptation; and through Sita’s courage, to explore beyond our comfort zone. This complicated family drama provides deep insights on how human relation…

Happy World Sleep Day- #SlowDownZindagi

Happy World Sleep Day!
World Sleep Day is an annual event organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Assocuation of Sleep Medicine (WASM).
'When sleep is sound, health and happiness abound' Yes today is sleep day and I am going to write relating to something which often disturbs our sleep.
Today the pace at which our lives go, we are bound to get stressed.
For me stress is a daily dose, credits to my habit of always having a tight schedule & making multiple plans with overlapping time frames.
What scares me more is not stress but having a slow life, so I tend to stress more and keep myself occupied all the time. But along the way, I have found some really good stress busters which works miracles for me and makes me forget all my problems.
Yes, it is a long list but below listed are the top 5.

Writing & Reading
This was my original stress buster since long. Reading started in School where we were given one book every week to read, I used t…

My Birthday this year- #Together

"Birthday is just a date" This the statement I used this year to counter questions from my friends regarding by birthday plans this year.
As I mentioned in a post before after shifting to Mumbai from Mangalore I am happy about this decision yet missed my Mangalore friends a lot.
My Birthdays are very important and equally emotional time for me. This is the time of the year when I miss my Dad the most. I remember how he would wish me first in morning as soon as my eyes would open. He would not allow Mom to scold me or brother to trouble me on this particular day. Previous day he would bring packets of chocolates for me to distribute to my classmates, some gift for the class teacher, special chocolates for my best friends and later when he returns from work on my birthday there would be cake and a small party with all the building kids gathered.
I do not miss those parties I had when I was a child, I miss dad's presence. So this day is important for him. He would make it a …

Relocating to Mumbai-#StartANewLife

“Change is inevitable” Yes it is, but so is anarchy in my mind when it comes to making big decisions.

Born & brought up in Mumbai, I had shifted to Mangalore 7 years back.
The starting few years, I was very much eager to get back to Mumbai. If you go back to the initial posts of my blog, I have written repeatedly about the same.
For me home was Mumbai. It was my story in the initial two years away from Mumbai.
Then I joined Engineering there.
Ended up making awesome new friends, exploring Mangalore and nearby locations(Oh! I have not done enough, it has so much more to offer), developing some new talents, starting a NGO with my friends and so many new life experiences.
From all the movies we have watched, experiences if we had and the novels we have read everyone today knows what fun Engineering is, but in the end a Engineering student's 4 years of life concludes to.
“Package kitna hai?”(How much is your salary?) I was no different. It was final year and the interviews started…

Lets #MakeItHappen this Women's day

I have always used this Blog as a voice to my opinions.
A place where I could express my happiness or vent my frustrations about the situations in my life. Today is different. This post is not about me & my life. This is view points of the people I care.
Viewpoints of the important people in my life.
Viewpoints of the Women in my life.
Everyone today is aware of
Nirbhaya, pseudonym of the girl who was brutally raped & murdered on 16 December, 2012 in New Delhi
Like many hopeful Indians, I too kept reading news articles regarding this case in a hope that justice will be done.
Once the verdict was given by Delhi High Court, we felt little relived. They were given death sentence except for a juvenile. The case is still pending after the decision was challenged in Supreme court, but I am sure justice will be done.
The people of Delhi made it a point to bring to the notice of the officials the shortcomings in our laws regarding Rape &  assaults against women.
We saw outcome …

The Elixir that changed 2015 for me, a story of optimism.

"If you are having a bad day, it doesn't mean you have a bad life" This quote I recently read on one of my colleague's desk.  Good one to make us developers from IT field cheer up on a hectic day.

This in combination with Lookup Stories at
encouraged me to share my Story of Optimism here.

I had many such times in my life where I was pushed to my limits almost on the verge of defeat and then was rescued by a small  yet powerful incident. The key was just to stay put & have belief that everything will be alright soon. Among all those stories, I would want to narrate the most recent one. The incident in my life which started this year with happiness and gave me hopes to be optimistic.
New year was nearing and I did not have any plans. In the month of December, I had already taken many leaves from office to visit Tamil Nadu. It would not be right, if I would have asked for more leaves. I made myself understand the same and decided to work …

Ab tak Chhappan 2, not a comeback for Nana.

He is?

Ab Tak Chhappan 2, a sequel.
Disappointed, not much to say.
The story is the same old, a cop in a Corrupt system with a small suspense hidden in a stretched out and very abrupt plot. Starts abruptly but yet bearable as Nana is on screen, explaining how there is no reality & only different perceptions.
The first 15 minutes I was hopeful, as all characters try to convince  "SadhuAgasthe" (played by Nana Patekar) to rejoin the force. Once he is back, a little momentum is created in the beginning which again fades out as the movie slowly progresses.
He is shown to have relocated to Goa in the beginning, thus they have placed all the scenes well near beaches, ports, etc. I don't see the point when they continue to show beaches even after Nana's Character shifts back to Mumbai. Yes Mumbai too has beaches, but there are better locations to explore which would be better in combination with Mumbai police. Goa was well embedded into the scenes, but Mumbai seems to …

Dum Laga ke Haisha, Movie Review

****No Spoiler***

Before I start talking about the movie, I would like to put light on the atmosphere I saw the movie in.
I was in last row with my friend, the whole row was filled with Girls. So we were in the centre flanked on both sides by Girls. So if my review comes out to be a little girly then bear with The plot set in 1990's shows beautiful glimpses of Haridwar & Rishikesh. Its a treat for people like me who grew up in the 90's to revisit those days of  Audio Cassettes & the emerging VCRs.
Haryanwi tone of Hindi they speak is adorable and fun The story is what I won't reveal much about. Its starts with Ayushmann's character Prem fighting with his family when they speak about getting him married. Moments later he is wearing Sehra and already getting married to Bhumi Pednekar who plays Sandhya. I would promise you this, in the first half you will be enjoying the picturization, dialogues & the characters. After the interval everything will ge…

Thank you Mom

Hello Readers,

Today's Blog Prompt is
"Apno Ko Apne Dum Pe Jeena Sikhao"
Indiblogger gave us bloggers a chance to speak on how a family member guided and encouraged us to grow into a better, more self-reliant person. This combined with HDFC life's ( #MyFamilyMyPride ad film made me write this post. The video is embedded at the end of the post.

"Self-Reliant, Focused, Responsible"
Quite heavy words huh? Until a certain age our lives are all about having fun, taking it as it comes. Realising one's responsibilities and taking a path towards fulfilling them is part of growing up, maturing and life over all.
Everyone has those times in their life when they realise their responsibilities and grow into a better person. Those times are memorable. Our loved ones hugely contribute to this transformation along with the situations in our life. Our family, Our friends or if you are little late on the realisation checkpoint than your wife...…