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.

#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

                                                           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.”

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.


“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

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

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

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

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

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.



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

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