Monday, March 20, 2017

Five Beauty Products!!! #ThankfulThursday







                                              Beauty is skin deep - Sir Thomas Overbury.


We all know that real beauty is inner beauty but proper grooming is essential to look presentable and 
flaunt beauty products of one’s choice.

Beauty products are synonyms to woman or vice-versa.

The beauty industry thrives on the Diva’s of this world, so you can well understand the connection between women of this universe and the beauty products.

In my childhood & early teens, I was a careless beauty and wasn’t much fond of beauty products but with growing age, the lust for the products grew immense and a reasonable chunk was spent on these items. I started hoarding Face creams, Lipsticks, Nail Polish, Bangles & Bindi & Shampoo. I use the term hoarding because whenever I go for shopping, I buy again in spite of availability in my cupboard…it’s a weakness to shop.

Shampoo:


From initial days, I used Tiara egg shampoo for shampooing my hair. I have silky hair and it needs great care and I have a habit of washing hair on daily basis. Tiara egg shampoo was withdrawn from the market and I switched to Sunsilk egg shampoo for long years. Sunsilk again withdrew egg shampoo and came up with Black Sunsilk and Yellow Sunsilk and these two became important items in my cupboard. As I shampoo daily, I use mild shampoos too in between and Sunsilk Pink comes to my rescue. After every six months, I change to Garnier Green Shampoo or Tressemme Black to give my crowning glory a change and then I return back to Sunsilk brand.


Face:

I use Lotus White glow Skin Gel cream in winters & LotusNutramoist cream in summers for my face & neck on daily basis and Lotusnight cream while sleeping.

In summers, often, I dab white tone powder while going out in daytime. I avoid too much creamy base face creams as I don’t feel comfortable dabbing them on my face.

Gel cream are best for me.

I hoard foundation, face powder and other BB creams which adorns my shelf more than me. The chance of using them are quite bleak, still they stand tall in my collections.

Recently, I have started Aloe Vera gel and the results are mind-blowing, it removes the scars and clears the skin. I dab on my face one hour before bathing.


Bindi:

Bindi adorns my face 24 hours. Since the day, I got engaged, I am wearing bindi on regular basis, even at night, and I don’t remove them. 

It is an inseparable part of me. I use simple round bindi’s of different sizes in hues of red, maroon, brown & black and I have dozens of them in my beauty bag, daily purse and in my personal cupboard.


Bangles:

I am fond of glass bangles since childhood. In my childhood days, I never ever wore bangles but bought it each time the Churiwalli visited our house and they adorned my shelves. Even my grannies used to say that why I buy when I don’t wear. I wasn’t much interested in wearing but it satisfied me watching them the colourful stack and it gave me an unknown pleasure.

After marriage, I started wearing bangles. I don’t wear bangles of all hues. Some selected hues adorns my wrist; the all-time favorite hues are shades of red, maroon, pink, yellow, orange, golden and multicolored.

I prefer glass bangles more as I love the tinkling sound of them but I do wear bangles of lac and metals.

I avoid metals in regular wear because it causes skin irritation but do wear occasionally.

I have huge collection of bangles of all hues and of all types available in the market.


Lipstick & Nail Polish:

I love buying Lipsticks & nail polishes. I don’t wear lipstick daily but buy shades of red, pink, maroon and chocolate hues and I carry in my daily purse too. Whether I wear or not, that’s not a concern but it should be in my bag.

I wear them occasionally but buy dozens to satiate my hoarding habit.

I love shades of red, pink, chocolate nail polish and I use it for my toe nails. I don’t wear nail polish in my hands but my toe nails are always painted with some hue or the other.

I have got large collection of nail polishes.




These are my best five beauty products for which I am thankful and more or less, it is a part and parcel of daily regimen which takes care of my hair & skin and adorns my persona.

Apart from using beauty product, I take care to keep myself happy, clean & fresh.

Be happy and it will add radiance to your persona which no beauty product can enhance and the real beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.



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Thursday, March 9, 2017

She!!! #WomanOfSubstance








She was indeed a Goddess, who stood by us when I was bed-ridden and my husband was unable to move due to fracture of the patella and my two angels, aged 4 & 2 years were helpless.

It was the first time in my life when I couldn’t move on my own and was totally dependent on others for my daily chores at a mere age of 22-23 years. I use to cry a lot thinking why God punished me so mercilessly.

M too was helpless and everywhere there was darkness.

No relatives around to help us.

The support staff was very nice and she took care of my house and kids.

One day, we both were very sad and was crying at our fate, when M’s subordinate visited us.

He could not bear our state and he offered to send his mother to our house to manage the things till we recovered.

She came to our house. I regarded her as Maa Durga who descended when we were facing the trying times of our life and her entry to our house brought a bleak of light and I was at ease.

She was very homely and friendly woman and within two days span, she took the whole responsibility of the house and her way of caring was mind-blowing…I felt as if my mother was in the house and I was free from the responsibilities.

She boosted my moral strength too which I had lost due to immobility.

The smiles on the face of the kids returned in her company, they regarded her as granny.

The fate was not happy with our agony, it trapped the kids too.

Both of them got infected with chicken pox but I am indebted to the lady who took great care of them with great patience.

After complete one month, few signs of recovery showed in me and with regular physiotherapy, I regained some strength in my limbs.

M plaster was removed and he too was undergoing physiotherapy.

The kids recovered and were back to school.

She lived with us for more than two months and managed the house so well with the support of support staff that not even a spoon missed from the house.

I had no words to thank her but I vowed that I will try my best to get her only daughter married in an affluent family.

She was unlucky in terms that her husband had left her and financially, she was weak.

I remembered my vow and after two years, I managed to find best alliance for her daughter. The boy was settled in Central Govt job and they were financially organised and affluent and even the boy was sober.

Till today, I am indebted to the person who stood for me and by me when we were enveloped in gloom & darkness.

Her strength and patience pulled us out of the well of darkness.

I feel lucky to have her in my life and indebted to her generosity.


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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Those Five #Woman's Day



                                                                     




Our world revolves around Women and there are numerous of them at every nook of our life and their role is commendable in instilling good values & morality as well as she is the creator of this universe. She has created me too and today, I am a woman of substance just because of a Woman in my life.


I have been asked to choose five women in my life, whose role played vital role in my life…I was born into a joint family so one or two women were not there, there were too many heads…my great grandmother, my granny, my mother, my aunts & bua’s…they all were women but still despised the birth of a girl in the family…narrow mind-set.
My birth was celebrated with great pomp n show because my predecessor was a son who was still born and thereafter, I arrived in this family after long years of his death…family members had lost hope…so, I was considered lucky to arrive and so I was the apple of the eye of the members in & out of the family.

My Granny was the first woman in my life, who did not give birth to me but she was My Karmic Maa, who introduced me to this world and showered all her love & affection on me and I was so enamoured in her love that I didn’t recognize My Dharmic Maa. The child seeks love and understands the language of smiles, love & affection and Granny well fitted in this frame. She cuddled me into her arms and I loved the softness of her wrinkled skin. My childhood world revolved around her and I did not leave her for a moment. She was my full time mother attending to all my chores & whole night, I slept on her arm. She taught me the basics of life and imbibed good virtues in me. The best thing about her was she was very patient and her tolerance level was remarkable. She did not get annoyed easily and I was fan of her cute smiles. She left me for another world when I became mother of my tiny tots and understood the fact of life, death. I feel lucky to have her in my life and pray that we meet again in another life in changed roles but prefer to be born a woman.

My Bua’s presence were important in my life because they were the one who took great care of my personality; external appearance as well as internal beauty. They groomed us well and taught how to be smart and presentable and in my childhood, I was careless and hated powder and kajal and for that they even spanked me. They played with us, sang lullabies and songs and I gained a lot in their company.

My Sisters: We are four sisters & I am the eldest one. We share nice compatibility that doesn’t mean, we don’t argue or discuss. We don’t agree easily but the bond is strong between us and in spite of differences in opinion, we are glued with each other and we stand united. The best thing that I love about our relationship is that we don’t try to compete each other nor jealousy brew within us and we stand for each other as situation demands. Being the eldest one, they respect me a lot and I too reciprocate with the same values.

My Teacher: I am indebted to all my teachers who made me what I am today but there was one teacher in my life, who stood by me when I required her support in the subject and she tutored me free of cost ( my father disagreed for tuitions) and gave her valuable time to help me out in Maths. My heart goes out to her. She is no more in this world but she resides in my heart for her greatness and her helping attitude.


My Mom: I chose to discuss her in last because she is mine and I didn’t wish to discuss about her in very first though the line starts from her but I decided to close it with her…she is infinity for me. I won’t say, I am indebted to her because God chose me for her and I brought back her happiness which she had lost along with her first child. She is very strong and iron lady with super will power and can stand any adversity in life and even she challenged Death. Her super powers inspire me. The only drawback in her that she gets easily worried about her children and she loses her patience. She is simple and kind, dedicated to family and god and fond of treating people with variety of foods…I have inherited her quality of treating people. She never backs out from problem, rather sometime she creates one…. (We tease her so). I thank god to give her as my mother in my life.

Initially, I was more attached with granny but when I myself became a Mom then I realized her importance and her care and felt sorry for ignoring her all these years. Now we share a close proximity and at times, I act as her mother but she doesn’t listen to anyone.

There have been many woman in my life whose care and affection has brought me at this stage where I am an independent woman, full of love and sympathy for the needy, affection for all and always ready to help others in my means and at times, I stretch at necessity.

These five hold supreme positions in my life and I will be indebted to all of them throughout my life.

Life without a Woman…just can’t imagine one.






Writing this for the #Thankful Thursdays prompt 

Linking it to #clickandblogastory with @allaboutwoman and @slimexpectations.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mother's Guide!! #Exam Stress!




The word “Examination” creates a fear in the minds of school going children, to some extent, it’s healthy because it creates an attention to do better in the subjects and bring good scores in the exam. Even the studious child, who is regular in studies and keep himself updated, still the word Exam has an effect on him to concentrate on his subjects…but if exam disturbs the child to such an extent that he runs away from appearing, then that’s a concern and he needs attention of his parents and if still he is unmanageable, then opinion of counselor should be taken to drain out the fear from his mind.

My kids are no more in this stage, they are settled in their jobs, but in my society, there are many school going children, so I get opportunity to watch the reactions of the kids and their parents.

Since a decade or more, I have been observing that the exam pressure is not only built in the minds of the children but their parents too are much tensed and they are after their child to mug up all the answers to score high in class. I too took care of my children & sacrificed my Me time investing in their study hours but I never got tensed nor never ever did their homework or project work….These days, I find the parents completing their children’s project and homework and they spoon-feed their children.

I find few reasons behind this behaviour…they have fear instilled in their minds that their child won’t score high if they invest their time in doing homework…for project work, they think that they will mess the house so they better do it to maintain cleanliness around and further, they feel that their parents didn’t spoon-fed them and they take spoon-feeding in right notion.

But here, I wish to say to the parents of this age to drop fears from their mind & take care not to instil fears in the minds of children. Their children can do much better if he is left to do it on their own…Man learns through trial & error method and by the mistakes, one corrects himself…same way, if you let your child do his project on his own, there are certainly chances that he will mess the house but he will learn how to do it skills and his creativity will bloom…same way, if he does his homework on his own, the contents will remain in his mind and he won’t need lot of extra time to learn….Stop spoon feeding…let him evolve, learn & use his intellect.

I observe that the parents are quite easy going before the exams and when exams approach, they confine the kids and themselves and start forcing the child to complete the assignments & the portion that is due to be asked in the examination…but this practice should be stopped.

My thoughts differ from the crowd of today and I wish that all parents of today should adopt & inculcate healthy habits in their children and keep their life in routine in normal school days and not to pressurize them during exams.


  • Regular in Studies: Inculcate habits in your children to revise the taught lessons. The child should cover up all the portions of every subjects on daily basis. If the child is regular in studies then he don’t have to invest lot of time during exams. Regular study & revision is a must to minimize exam stress.


  • Stop Spoon-feeding: Already mentioned above, Stop spoon-feeding. Out of affection, parents indulge in this practice but with this technique, your kid won’t be able to explore his ideas or use his creativity. Dropping this practice, you will find immense improvement in your child because using his own brain, he will become independent & his quality of thought will improve too with the passage of time.


  • Give him healthy Diet: Mommies instead of fretting & fuming over exams or mugging up lessons of your children, concentrate to cook healthy diet for them including much of green & protein & avoiding junk or readymade food….I hear mother’s saying that she couldn’t cook due to kid’s exam nearing or getting the homework completed & ordered from market. This practice will stunt physical & mental growth of the child and a school going child needs enough nutrients to boost his growth in all spheres.


  • Assign time for Extra-activities: Assign fixed time for watching TV, playing computer or video games or any hobbies that your child has. Extra activities release the stress of the children and it refreshes their mind…Even during exams, they should be provided time for these activities.


  • Proper Sleep: Adequate sleep is a must for the growing children. Don’t let them over-stress during exams, rather they need to be peaceful during exams so that they can write the exams efficiently…at times, overstraining leads to nervous breakdown. Sleep is essential to repair the cells of the body.


  • Boost the morale of your child: Instead of saying, “You can’t do it”. Boost them that he can do it…It has a very positive impact on the child’s mind and his confidence builds up.


Exam time can be fun if the child is regular in revision. I have followed the above practice with my children and it yielded positive result and it reduces exam stress to a great extent.

Try this & you will see wonderful change in your child’s behaviour pattern.


It’s solely my take and my observations.


Linking this post with #MondayMommyMoments hosted by Deepa Gandhi and Amrita Misra

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Skills That I learnt! #Motherhood

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A day a woman becomes a Mother, she is reborn. As she holds her bundle of joy, a sense of maturity creeps in and she is no more a carefree girl…She transforms to a doting mother where her child becomes her priority…and all love & affections flow for the child.

I too was not an exception…motherhood changed me completely…I careless and bindaas girl transformed into a caring mother, the moment I bore my first child…and the joy to hold my flesh in my hands cannot be put into words…words can’t elaborate the feelings that I went through…I was amazed to watch my child with the features resembling me…I couldn’t believe my eyes that I had carried him for complete nine months in my womb…the feeling was surreal and it fetched me immense happiness & satisfaction….it took time to accept that he was my fragment, incarnated by me.

Motherhood transformed me completely. The journey to motherhood wasn’t easy but I readily accepted all the physiological, physical and emotional changes within me and the pregnancy blues with happiness just for the sake of my child and when the doctor put me into my arms, tears of happiness welled in my eyes & that day itself, I promised with myself to rear him a good human with good values…I think all Mom’s feels the same.


Motherhood blessed me with Patience & Tolerance: I was the impatient one and I was not well- acquainted with the word patience. I never got irritated even if he kept me on toes whole night rather I managed him solely with happiness emerging within me. I used to give him five times massage in a day, all by myself after C-Section. I fed him on time at regular intervals as suggested by doctors & mums at home. Never ever I felt tired or low while attending my son, even I was amazed at the change in me and never knew the hidden potential within me…the relatives & onlookers eyes were widened watching me handling the things with ease…I believe the virtue of motherhood teaches us well. Now my toddlers have outgrown my lap, but with time, I have grown more patient and calm and lend them my ears whenever they need my guidance.


Motherhood transformed me to Early Bird: Never in my life, I had woken up at 4 am in the morning not even for the final exams, but just a vague cry of my son early in the morning broke my slumber and I was alert to do his chores…normally, I never woke up before 8 am and if ever I did, I took half an hour or more to be alert but becoming mother changes within me came in drastically.


Motherhood made me Overprotective & Faint-hearted: With the passage of time, I found that I had become overprotective and possessive about my son and feared something untoward when for a fraction of second, my eyes missed him…such was the impact of becoming a Mother. I never left my son with support staff or helpers, an unknown fear gripped on the thought of leaving him to strangers and preferred that he be around me most of the time.

Motherhood graced me with DIY skills: Never before, I had knitted sweaters or stitched any cloth but after becoming a mother, I learnt all the skills and guys, you will surprised to know that my kids never ever wore ready-made sweaters till Std. XII. It was my passion to make sweaters for them and this passion led me to learn it in depth & afterwards, I started tutoring people who had flair for knitting. Same was the case with stitching, I stitched all the napkins, caps, frocks and bed rolls for my kids. I derived happiness indulging in stitching and knitting and I gain mastery in these subjects especially knitting. Even I updated my knowledge in Homeopathic medicines & learnt the techniques of first-aid, which comes handy when the child hurts while learning to walk or crawling. I became well versed in Do-It-Yourself Techniques.


In my eyes of my children, I am their Role model and they follow me and their trust is built upon me, so I have to keep myself updated so that I don’t ever disappoint them. Becoming mother, once again, I revised all the rhymes of kindergarten, updated my general knowledge quotient because in their eyes, I am a Supermom, who knows everything at the fullest.


Becoming a mother is challenging but once you cuddle your sweetheart in your arms, the world looks small and we feel our wings strengthened ready for any ride, be it on smooth plains or on roller and coaster ride. With babies, we enjoy each moment of life and the tough ride appears easy. The best thing is that they keep you busy, you don’t get time to brood over disappointments of life and their cute smiles & the way they reciprocate to your lullabies makes your day beautiful and you profusely thank Supreme power for gifting you a cute child, a part of you plays in your lap.


                                                                       Copyright Ila Varma, 2017

It was my share…What you learnt as a Mom, Do share.





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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Review of Mama Earth Baby Products!!!

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 Mama Earth Asia’s 1st Made Safe Certified Toxin Free Brand.



The founders of Mama Earth is Varun Alagh & GhazalAlagh. They were one of the carefree couple but when they were expecting their first child, they became conscious of the safety of the baby and they started the research of the baby products. They discovered that most of the baby products contained toxins which is harmful for the health of the babies. They were not only concerned about their own baby but for all the babies they knew in their friend circle. There, their journey began to create products which were completely safe and certified toxin free. A brand which develops products from world class research after heavy trials in an attempt to solve the little problems that each parents face. With this projection, they ambled forward and in this way, Asia’s 1st Made Safe Certified Toxin Free Brand Mama Earth was born.








Mama Earth’s 4 Core Values

  • Safety:  Mama Earth are first made safe certified toxin free brand and they take care that each product is clinically tested and trialled in Europe.

  • Honesty: The ingredients used in the products are clearly mentioned on the packaging for the parents to know what all are been used & even on the website, the products are rated & details mentioned therein, so transparency is there.

  • Mum-empowerment: The best part is all the products are by the mom, for the mom & through the moms.

  • Best of the earth: They choose the best available ingredients be it natural, plant-based or synthetic and the concern is both for safety & efficacy of the product.



The well-being of the Baby matters most, its equivalent to Baby’s love.

The product of Mama Earth is free of all the below mentioned harmful chemicals.


  • No Parabens
  • No Sulphates
  • No Phthalates
  • No Mineral Oil
  • No Petroleum
  • No Synthetic Fragrances or Dyes.


In Feb.2017, I received a Travel kit of Mama Earth products by the brand and was enamoured by its packaging, it’s quite comfortable to carry during outing with your baby.

The travel kit comprised of 4 Daily use baby products:

  • Moisturizing Daily Lotion for Babies.
  • Gentle Cleansing Shampoo for Babies.
  • Deeply Nourishing Body Wash for Babies.
  • Soothing Massage Oil for Babies.




When I received the product, at first, I used on myself before trying on my niece, Rose to be sure of the efficacy & safety of the product and found it very soothing and toxin free and then my cutie, Rose tried on and we thoroughly enjoyed using the baby products.


Come on, let me tell you in detail about the ingredients of the products, one by one and the experience with Mama Earth Baby Products.




Moisturizing Daily Lotion for Babies: consists of Shea butter, Aloe Vera, Calendula extract, Almond & Jojoba Oil, all ingredients pulled out from nature and it’s a light weight blanket of moisture and it protects the skin from dryness and skin irritation. It isn’t greasy, so the baby feel fresh and velvety soft and the mother’s don’t need to bother about staining. As I have already said it is a product which both Mom & baby can use it and enjoy the blend of mild fragrance of nature. My sis-in-law & Rose is using it profusely and at times, I use it for myself.

I insist the mothers to buy this product for their babies and enrich the skin with the mildness of natural products, free from toxins.






Gentle Cleansing Shampoo for Babies: constitutes of coconut based cleansers & conditioners & Lavender essential oil, products extracted from nature and it cleanses the scalp, leaving the hair soft & silky and it lathers easily. Few drops are enough for your baby. The best part is that been toxin free, it doesn’t irritates the sensitive eyes of infants, so Mumma you can use for your baby without making her cry & even it is gentle on the skin.





Deeply Nourishing Body Wash for Babies: is prepared from coconut based cleansers & conditioners, Aloe Vera, orange essential oils, all by products of nature. Nature is in abundance in each and every formulae of Mama Earth Baby products. Give your baby a bubbly bath and enjoy the freshness of it. It gives complete cleansing to the skin from head to toe and keep skin soft, supple & nourished. It is friendly to eyes & skin.




Soothing Massage Oil for Babies: is prepared of pure almond, jojoba, cold pressed sesame oil, coconut and olive oils. It is very soothing to the baby’s body & regular massage with this oil will improve the girth of the baby, strengthen their bones and keep them fit & healthy. It is easily absorbed in the skin. Baby loves massage and with natural oils, you & baby both will fall in love with it. It pampers the skin of the mother & baby.

My sis-in-law & niece Rose are loving the mild fragrance of the Mama Earth baby products and she thanked me profusely for briefing her about the product and she bought 200 ml packs of all the four products from online store and she has vouched to use it always for her baby and herself.


Even it is cost effective, and it is safe and efficient. Realizing its efficacy and safe, I am grateful to the couple Varun & Ghazal Alagh, who came up with the best product.
Kudos to the team of Mama Earth.

You can buy the products online from Amazon, First Cry & Nykaa portals.



 #MMM

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine Day Celebrations








Once Upon a time, Valentine Day was a Greek word for Indians but thanks to the world of media that even the old pairs who have completed their golden anniversary too are busy with the celebrations….then what to say about the young pairs….they are anxious and their expectations rise high.

A month before 14th Feb., cards & gifts are decked up for the occasion, tables booking is on in restaurants and varied discounts & add-ons are added by the hotel industry.

The town is painted red in the anxious wait for the Valentine day and all swear their love to their partners and those they don’t have, they are in ardent search to express their love…with the advent of Feb., love starts brimming.

I too get high in Feb, but I am poor in expressions and so my heart fails to propose or vow and the same is the condition with my partner.

We are an ideal couple who are poor in expressions.

Further, my take is that love is not a thing to be celebrated only on a specific day.

Love is a fire which kindles when eyes and soul of two meet and decide to carry on and the passion for each other increases with each passing day, building trust upon each other and it reaches the zenith where even the biggest mistake of love is pardoned…such is the intensity of love and it can’t be erected in a day, it takes a lot of time, patience and perseverance.


Falling in love is easy but to remain in love is promising and when it reaches the zenith, the love turns unconditional where it only believes in giving with no expectations…but all relationships or love don’t reach to that extent.


Still, I don’t disagree with the celebrations but my choice is a bit different.

I don’t celebrate but still I have a list of choices where materialistic things are missing, it’s more to enjoy the day with spending less & enjoying more concept. It would be fulfilling too, it’s my view.

Start the day with a kiss planted on the lips of your love, it will revive the lost passions and you will feel fresh and present a beautiful red rose promising to stand by each other through thick and thin and just as the thorns manage to keep the rose petals safe; same ways you two vouch for each other.

Ask to wear the dress of your choice and prepare breakfast for each other. Even one of the partners can surprise showcasing their culinary skills and table management.

Decide to be together…if there is no urgency at office, take a day break and enjoy the leave with your partner, indulge in sharing and caring and love making as mood of both desires.

Go for a long drive with the favourite music playing in the backdrop, it will entice your passion.
Grab the hours to use in your own way as you desire to be with your partner.
Decorate your bedroom, light colourful aromatic candles, play music and enjoy the hours of close proximity.

If you indulge in with pleasant mood, I can challenge nothing better can replace these moments and no amount can fetch you these small pretty , invaluable, precious joys of life.

Don’t wait for one long year to celebrate the valentine day, take a break from fast life in a quarter and enjoy the leisure time with your partner….this way, the couple come closer and the fire of love rekindles.


This is my choice of gifts on the V-Day…what is yours? Do share & care.

Writing this for #MondayMommy Moments prompt


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Uff, Yeh Blogging & Tum!!! #ILoveBlogging






Since childhood, I have a habit of scribbling…in those days, papers were used for writing and I scribbled my outbursts both healthy n jovial ones as well as disastrous ones…it was my way of venting out my emotions which I don’t share easily with anyone but papers and pen are my companion and I trust them.

I am not an introvert nor extrovert, a blend of both…at times, one can find me loud and at another time, they may find submitted to myself and many take my this side as snob or of proud nature…and generally in initial encounters, few are able to understand me…maximum misunderstand me and get to know me better with times.

I cleared my battles of life with the scribbling my emotions on paper and kept them properly tucked in a file and I had a habit of re-reading number of times.
With time, the mode of scribbling changed and became digitized and I moved to system & keyboard leaving my favourite pen & paper…but the process of venting out remained the same.

Soon, I deciphered the world of blogging and gradually started posting my emotions, experiences and observations that I daily encountered in my life and now, it has become a habit to post daily, if perchance, I miss…I become impatient and wait eagerly to venture in my world of blogging and on this valentine day, I admit that I am in love with blogging.

Don’t ask me When, Why & How I fell for blogging….I can’t describe figuratively but I can assure that my heart yearns for blogging.

The reasons are ample and realistic…the first and foremost is that my mood swings sometimes makes me a writer or sometimes a poetess, at times, I act as a journalist and at few instances, I pry in others privacy, so I become spy…and handling ample professions is making me versatile with each passing day.

My emotions don’t churn inside me…through blogging, I emit all the foulness brewing inside me and I feel fresh and light and the readers’ comments boosts my confidence which at times shakes with bitter experiences of life.

I paint my blog red when my passion and love speaks loud and in those best moods, I write poems of love and giving the form of compositions makes me more passionate and it kindles the rage of love inside me.

The incidents that I encounter in & around my life and the experience that I derive from those moments, I give it a form of prose or poetry and it helps me to learn from those small things of life…the good ones rejuvenates me and the bad ones gives me a lesson to learn….and jotting down is wonderful.

The captivating moments of nature, I capture through my lens and share on my blog.
The habit of scribbling remained the same but there was a great transition…when I wrote on papers, it remained under the cover and only I had the permission to read but the world of blogging brought transition and the outbursts are now on public platform and people are free to read, comment, appreciate or criticize.

The most appreciable quality of a blog is that by reading the notions of others, we learn great many new things, learn to know more about the changing perceptions and reflections of people and this sharing help us to reform our ways and the joy of others adds joys to our life…other tough times comes as a lesson to learn from other mistakes…sharing makes the people caring.

In the world of blogging, you can find answers for every query…the arena is vast and the specialty of one’s character or profession reflects in their blog…you can easily find answers to your query about pregnancy & parenting, cooking & baking, lifestyle & beauty, travel & tour, love & emotions, spellings & grammar and many many more.

I love blogging because I love jotting down my emotions, perceptions, reflections, experiences and observations that I encounter around my life…it has given me a digital identity on various social networking sites…discovered many friends from different niche and we learn a lot exchanging our ideas and love to participate in the ongoing contests in the world of blogging and meeting the deadlines.


When I get impulsive, my family asks me why you are so impatient to blog…why so much priority been given to blogging…I give them a smile with a wink and say it aloud, “I am in love with blogging”…hearing this only one word comes out of their mouth, “Uff, Yeh Blogging & Tum.”


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Sky Under My Lens #Ooty #Coonoor

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Pic Credits: Copyright 2017 @Ila Varma

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