Friday, May 27, 2016

Flaunt with Ethnico

The use of Mehndi is age old and since long, it is been used more as a cosmetic to decorate body especially hands and feet with intricate and beautiful designs to enhance beauty and charm of a person. It is more of a temporary tattoo and the womenfolk are crazy about this and its use is not limited to limbs rather it is in vogue to get the designs made on forearms and the upper back and the gals and ladies love to flaunt with it.
Once it was profusely used on weddings, festivals and on auspicious occasions but nowadays people prefer to indulge often and especially weekends are a choice for the ladies of today. Previously, womenfolk were in this profession but now the guys have taken entry in this domain and they are widely accepted and none has inhibitions today. Time changed and the mind-set too.
Sneak into a mall or a parlor and you will find girls and womenfolk getting their body decorated with ethnic designs of Mehndi.  
Two decades back, its demand was in festivities and on auspicious occasions but nowadays, it is a day to day affair.
As I was exploring online, I dropped in at the site of ethnico and the amazing & variety of designs caught my attention.
Diverse designs for Bridal mehndi and the designs vary for each body part, varied designs for hand, wrist, and finger and as I told you earlier back mehndi and body mehndi are too in vogue and are getting popular day by day.
There are designs from outside country too like Arabic and Pakistani mehndi designs and each designer artist contribution is different from one another and you have amazing choices to choose as per your occasions and choice.
Hey readers, I would love to share the designs and read my views about it. I am sure you will love  and I would be elated if you add in your comments and drop on ethnico for yourself to marvel the designs. 

I will show you few designs and by venturing, you would able to assess the marvellous designs.
Let us start with the Bridal ones, the much in demand and the young gals will love to indulge.
Exquisite full Mehndi design for Brides...lovely.

The Arabic Mehndi design for ladies of all age group, anyone can flaunt with it and people around will envy you.

The Back mehndi design will give you a look of sexy back and the eyes of all will rove on you. 

    Few more simple and yet beautiful designs, you will get crazy.

Wow...this was my choice and I am sure you all will love my choice and now no one can stop you from accessing ethnico and indulge in your passion of grooming yourself in one of the best ways.
Beat treat this summers with awesome and ethnic designs of Mehndi.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

#LaundryGoesOddEven in a happy home - #Ariel matic

                                           Glance of Ariel matic Pack received

In my home, Laundry is not at all a woman’s job, rather I will say that a lot of washing is done by my kind husband who shows his extreme kindness to me by sharing the load of laundry, cleaning and cooking. The pace at which he does, sometimes, I am confused who is the home minister of the house, Me or Him and I feel envious about it….The word “J’ synonymous with Woman…hope most will agree.

I think we both are compatible to a great extent in household work because maximum load of household work is shared. Yeah, there was a time when he was not so well-versed in domestic works at the time of our marriage but still he was well-conversant with laundry techniques (it wasn’t a regime of washing machines, it was a regime of hand wash) and kept his clothes well- maintained. He can iron out clothes better than the washer man and knows the technique of folding them. The reason behind was the irony of fate, he had lost his mother when he was a student so he learnt to maintain his things, though he was a big zero in kitchen work.

When I took the charge of the house, I solely managed all out of choice and rather you can say out of my Man’s love but it was short-lived. Once I was blessed with motherhood, I was too much pre-occupied with chores and so my husband had to take the reins in his hand too, to run the home smoothly giving me time for my Me-time and even breathing…hahahaha…Women complain that they don’t get time to breathe.

                                                           We Two

We purchased the machine way back in 1991 and both of us learnt to operate and the marathon of washing clothes began…my both kids were 3 and 1 years of age…so well you can understand the load of clothes to spin in semi-automatic machines.

I made him understand the rules of washing, to separate the coloured clothes from whites and to be conscious about the clothes which gave out colours.

                                               My Better Half

At present, I am using third fully automatic top loading machine of Whirlpool in a row of 24 years and it is an indispensable part of household now.

Normally, we load the machines in week day’s evenings, keeping ourselves free on weekends for relishing good food and rest.

I am blessed with two sons, so my house is a house with majority of males but they are so desperate in doing household work that sometime, I have to yell at them that this is my house and I am the queen and not you all…well you can watch their faces after my comment…and they say in unison, “Is it so…then we are dropping our hats…manage all by yourself.”…huh.

I wish that other families should too adopt the habit of sharing the load, it is not the woman’s world anymore where both are working and even if one is not working, she needs someone to help and rescue her from the load and the free moments can be spent to pursue one’s hobby or enjoy each other’s company.

The Ariel matic detergent is wonderful and is doing the job of washing in perfection. The clothes come out immaculate clean from the washing machines and it can be a neighbor's envy till we don’t spill out the reason of our clothes been spotless, clean and with shine.

I don’t think that for long, I will be able to hold the secret, rather I will disclose it so that maximum people use it and enjoy the Ariel matic washing for both top load and front- load machines.

I thank Blogadda profusely for choosing me and giving me a chance to use the Ariel matic detergent and I am contended with the results.

In my household, the domestic chores are shared among husband and my sons and I get enough support in handling rather sometime they overdo and I feel left out….and with The Ariel matic, they will find more easy in laundry work and they will love to indulge…I too loved to indulge and soak in happiness.

My world is far off from gender inequality and I dream the same for others. May all come together and share the workload and giving each one some free time to pursue their passion.

One secret: I had transferred the detergent in our regular detergent box, but when my husband used it for washing. He enquired me about the detergent, finding difference in clothes, then I spilled the beans and told him about this new product of Ariel and he was flabbergasted.

                                                           That's Me with Ariel

Thank you Ariel for coming out with such a nice product. Wish you all the best for future endeavours and even its price is easy on pocket of all.

I am taking part in the #LaundryGoesOddEven Challenge by Ariel India at BlogAdda.

Monday, May 23, 2016


“Divya…Please come to my room, I need your presence…no excuses dear…”

A message pinged on my mobile. I checked my watch, it was nearing to midnight. A cold shiver ran through my spine.

Why Tia wants me at this odd time, never before she has troubled me?

Is it a foul play by some mischievous guy of our hostel?

Many questions flashed in my mind.

I thought that it would be better if I call and ask her directly. I rang up Tia.

“Hey Tia…are you okay? I got your message…what happened???”

“Yes…Divya…do come…I know its odd hour…but I need you.”

Untoward thoughts emerged inside me and I started for her Block.

When I reached her room, I found her eyes red and soar and a terrified look sailed on her face. She wrapped herself around me and started crying.

I tried to console her but it was difficult for her. I took her to the bed and gave her a glass of water and asked her to control herself and brief me the reason of her nervousness and deep seated fear.

The incident that she shared with me bewildered me and I found myself at wits. It seemed that darkness has plunged everywhere.

Tia had lost her father at a very young age and her mother raised her well in spite of great hardships. When Tia left the home for her higher studies, her mother felt desolate and developed a soft corner for his senior colleague, who was yet a bachelor.

Tia and her mother shared a close companionship and she shared her feelings. Tia analysed her Mum’s feeling and gave her approval to move further in the relationship and when she feels that the man that she is seeing is of her worth, they could enter into wedlock.

She found her Mum dazzling in love and she was happy and comfortable for her.

These days the man who was seeing her mother called her often…in the beginning, she took it as the man is trying to build relationship of a foster father and trying to get acquainted with her…but his calls at odd hours alerted her. She did not feel comfortable and started avoiding him…but his approach did not end.

He started visiting her college often and tried to touch her on some pretext or the other. His touch was vulnerable and Tia started avoiding him giving lame excuses to be away from the clutches of this weird man.

She wanted to spill the beans to her Mum but when she watched her mother on Skype brimming with happiness, she stopped herself. She did not want to snatch her happiness that has entered after a long pause of gloominess in her life. She knew that she did not had to stay with her Mum and this man can be avoided or he may change once they start staying together.

But today what this rogue had done was not to be excused and it was essential to inform her mother but Tia could not gather courage. A fear sat deep inside her after today’s evening incident.

She was strolling in the ground when she felt an unknown grip on her waist and when she turned with a shriek, she found the same man who was stalking her had held her and he tightened his grip and a wild smile was sailing on her face. He tried to snuggle his hand inside her top but the instant impulse of Tia saved her and she was free from the clutches of this rogue.

She bit his hand which was trying to outrage her modesty and kicked him hard in his groins.

She ran out from the ground and locked herself in her room. She was shivering with fear and after an hour, a message flashed on her mobile which faded the colour of her face and she started trembling with fear.

“No way, you can be saved Tia. I am seeing your Mom because of you. Your ravishing beauty and figure has charmed me and your Mother is a ladder to come close to you. You are mine and I will make you mine…remember.”

I took her in my arms and consoled her and waited for the dawn to break.
At seven a.m., I called Tia’s mom and informed her that we both are dropping at her place.

“Is everything fine…Where is Tia?” and many questions erupted from her side.

“Perfectly normal Aunty…just wish to have breakfast prepared by your hand. We are missing home-made food.” I told her keeping my tone very normal.

We reached Tia’s place and found Aunty waiting for us.

“Sorry Mom…” Tia took Mom in her arms and cried out loud.

“What happened Dear? What is the matter Divya?” She cried out loud.

I took them inside and showed the message of that rogue who was following Tia as a leech and disclosed the happenings thereafter.

“Hello Police Station…”

FIR was lodged against that rogue and his messages proved to be the witness of his encounters and he was arrested under the charges of stalking.

A new dawn dawned into the life of Mom and daughter who was saved from the encounters of the animal who would have made life hell of both the ladies.

A smile pursed on my lips seeing the duo closer to each other and away from the fear of the Man who had tried to disturb Tia.

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

        “WOW: “There was something different about that touch””

Disclaimer: It is a fictitious story and any resemblance to any one in just a coincidence.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday Prank

It takes days to learn good manners and etiquette's, Just babble a bad abusive word,

you will find that soon it is used...What an art..Lol  :P


Wednesday, May 18, 2016



Never underestimate my power

to judge

I am capable enough


I choose to keep silent


smile on my lips



you continue

to challenge yourself

to be a better self, tomorrow. :)

© Ila Varma 18-05-2016



I paced by steps
Someone was following me
My heart thud in the rib-cage
fearing something untoward.
As I turned to my gate
it stood beside me
gathering courage
I turned 
It was my shadow.
© Ila Varma 18-05-2016

Limerick Challenge Week 20: Superstition



The mirror standing in my room crashed
Superstition loomed large, my mother cashed
I had to go on a date
My beautiful friend was on wait
Had to convince my mom fast.

© Ila Varma 17-05-2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


As I was about to step out

My niece sneezed and coughed out

Granny asked me to cancel my interview

Inauspicious moments lie ahead, it was her view

Tearing the beliefs,I received a call with a positive result out.

© Ila Varma 17-05-2016


Thursday, May 12, 2016

ख्वाहिस बस इत्ती सी

तेरे आने के खुशी में

पलकें भींगी मेरी

थाम न पाया

आँसूओं का सैलाब

जब होने लगी

तू रूखसत।।

रोक न पाया तुझे


तू अमानत थी

किसी और की।।

खिलते थे गुलिस्तां

मेरे मन के बगिया में

पर, तेरी जङे थी

किसी और के मल्कियत में।।

ख्वाहिस बस इत्ती सी

रहे जहाँ भी

झूमती रह खुशी से।।

© इला वर्मा 12-05-2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016



Chaos is churning inside me

Fuelling to say, "Yes" to the proposal

Resisting to say, "No" and recover

I need sometime to "Think" & "Judge"

So that I don't repent further.

It's a matter of Heart

I am filled with "Chaos & Confusion"

Let me "Rethink", "Decide" & "Conclude"

Overcoming the chaos dwelling within.

© Ila Varma 10-05-2016

Daily Prompt Post

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016


बीती बातों का है अंबार
इजहार करने को मन है तैयार
किस छोर से शुरू करें
किस डोर को ढीली करें
समझ पायें हम।।

विराम दिया, कुछ क्षण
लेखनी को
लगाम दिया
मन के आवेगों को
व्याकुलता तो है बहुत
उमंगो को रंग दें
किसमे कितना रंग भरें
तय कर पाना है कठिन
इंतजार करते हैं कुछ पल
लेखनी को विराम देते है,
और कुछ पल ।।

© इला वर्मा 07-05-2016

#Freedom #1linerWeds

"The small spaces helped to grow abound


my garden was strewed with amazing flowers!"....© Ila Varma 06-05-2016


Friday, May 6, 2016

#Passion #Limerick Challenge Week 18

I wished to grow with fashion

Challenging my ways through passion

A lady luck touched me with lust

Sending me high to catch her with trust

Triggering the sleeping emotions.

© Ila Varma 06-05-2016

जीने की सबब

दबे पाँव,
वे मेरे ख्बाबों में आए,
खुशनुमा हो गई,
जिंदगी मेरी,
जीने की सबब,
जो मिल गई मुझे।।

© इला वर्मा 06-05-2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Joker #Be Happy


Many times

the thought that wanders

on the life of joker

makes me wonder

just to earn a meager sum

to feed the empty stomachs

he makes fun of himself

on the ramp of circus


he surrenders his sanity.


we are petrified

on the slightest pretext

of the jugglers

who try to steal our vanity.

Let us learn a lesson

from the clowns

who leads his life

making fun of himself


never emotes tears.

Let us turn our minds


jokers of the circus

enjoying life


the nasty remarks

who try to breach

our happiness.

© Ila Varma 03-05-2016


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Random Thoughts


At month's end,

while I sit on the bench.

A coin from my pocket,

peeps out to say...

Hey, I feel lucky to be saved on the last day,

Tomorrow you will have plenty at the start of the day,

Save me for a day or Spend me in your own way.