Figuring Out Preteens Mind – How To Handle With Care

Do you remember those days when you were in your preadolescence, those hormonal roller coaster rides, being emotional and cranky at the same time? Fortunately or unfortunately we all have experienced that pre-teen period and we all had done our share of mistakes; cute little mistakes. Sometimes the situation gets worse with lack of proper guidance and a gap between parent-child communications; and this lacuna should be filled up with wits, love, patience, and care.

Typically when our notorious and cute kiddos reach the age of nine and plus who were once so willing to climb into our laps and share their secrets that how he ate the jam from the refrigerator, how he broke the egg etc. suddenly start drifting from us. They love shelling in their cocoons.

A child in preadolescence stage is not the same person he was just a year or two ago. He/She goes through numerous transformation – physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. He develops to enjoy new found independence ( even the freedom fighters wouldn’t have got that much excitement after India’s independence). All they want to do is to see how far he can push limits and boundaries set by parents…Don’t howl at them, Parents, recall your stage as a preadolescent and the helplessness writ on your parent’s face. 

The innocent mind doesn’t know that he needs you besides to dodge the hurricane of adolescence. It isn’t an easy task because you need to ensure that you as a Parent respect your child’s need for greater autonomy in order to craft a successful relationship with this “upgraded” version of your kid.

According to experts of Child Mind Institute, to prevent the bridge between you and your kid from receding, you require to pad up the communication gap and for that,

       Parents need to follow a few steps:

  • Don’t take their withdrawal as rejection. The child turns rebellious, outspoken or introvert in the Preteen stage. They behave callously with their parents and relies more on friends or trust those people who speak in favor.
  • Take time out from your busy schedule for your child. Convincing Preteens to talk and open up is tedious. Try to establish a bond, a special period every week when you can give unadulterated attention. Utmost patience is required on part of Parents else it can misfire.
  • Always opt for an indirect approach to chit-chat. The time has gone when they were answerable to those direct questions, now it doesn’t work. They feel it is an encroachment into their personal space. Overindulgence can turn things upside down.
  • Keep your judgmental mind in the backseat. Being judgmental can never mend the scratches of puberty of your child.
  • Start conversing about sex and drugs. Sex is a taboo in our society but our children live in a world where they get exposed to sexual languages, images, sexual changes in their body; all these make them curious and it is your duty to extinguish this fuel of curiosity, keeping aside what society will say or think. Right guidance on the subject will educate them and prevent them from straying.
  • As a parent, it is not easy to figure out the emotions erupting. A friendly bond can vanish the difference of age and relationship and you can help them out, answering all their queries and educate them about the undiscussed zone, which is considered taboo in our society.

We as parents of new age need to break the barrier and help our children to grow with values of life and morality.

I despise parents who state ” We were not of your type.” Indirectly, you are abusing your child. Ask your Mom how tough nut you were to crack. Each stage of life has its own hiccups and when we outgrow, we forget the turbulence.

Two boys in school uniform

I raised my kids remembering all the instances of my preadolescent stage, my reactions etc. and it was a lesson which helped me to raise them gracefully.

Happy Parenting!

#TweetFables – Story 05-01-2018

Today, 05-01-2018, we, Ila Varma and Paresh Godhwani started a spontaneous storytelling series with the blogger fraternity with the hashtag #tweetfables.

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The story is the spontaneous amalgamation of thoughts of different people in sync with the opening lines. The marvelous storytellers weaved two different stories with the following open lines.


One by one, the lights went out and echoing footsteps died away in the distance…

Tweetfable – I

One by one, the lights went out and echoing footsteps died away in the distance. I was scared but preferred to go in the direction of echo. There was no other way out in that haunted house. I was hoping that these footsteps will give me inmate in that house.

Chills ran down my spine, sweat down my face and my hands trembled. An unknown force was asking me to walk towards the ending footsteps. Some kind of force was driving me.

I kept on moving as if it wasn’t me at all. Never minding the everlasting darkness, screaming foxes, wind gushing and the snow falling. The darkness attracted me as it was the other part of me that was unveiled till now.

My mind knew to stop…But a voice in me kept telling me to move forward. It kept assuring and luring me ahead.

The shadow was eerie, cold and unfamiliar. It was something I have never seen before. It seemed like a person but not from the mortal world…I just stood holding my breath.

With utter fear on my mind I gathered courage to turn my head wearing my heart over my sleeves. Soon I turned and the shadow disappeared.

I was perplexed. How a nightmare could turn into a dream, or was this a beautiful reality? Had I dreamt up what I thought I had experienced? Was I dreaming now?

I turned and it meowed. Chill ran down again and what I saw in front of me? I got a lump in my throat. My wee little kitten was wagging its tail behind her. It gave a nice meow sound as if teasing me saying “I am successful in scaring the shit out of you!”

I picked up, ran and ran. I could no more hear any footsteps. No more wind gushing and snow falling.  It was a no moon day and I could hardly see anything.

I kept moving thinking whether it is a dream or a nightmare. As I went ahead, I saw a light. “Finally a ray of hope” I rushed towards it without thinking much.

A little trembling I stood up and realized that it was all the nightmare ……Happily, I enjoyed the festivities with my family, vouching not to watch a horror movie at night. That night I slept but the echo of the footsteps never left…

TweetFables II

One by one, the lights went out and echoing footsteps died away in the distance….

The echo of the footsteps died down and it was dense dark. I could not see anything further. But this did not deter me from moving towards unknown destination…I felt as if someone was calling me from a distance.

I could not understand how a fearful creature like me had suddenly developed so much of confidence. With full conviction, I was moving forward like a lone wanderer in a desert.

I stumbled but someone held me which helped me to stand straight…Sigh…

“Who is there?” “Who is there?” No reply came forth. A screeching shrill disturbed the eerie silence of the night and a faint bulb glowed at the other end.

I lost all the courage and started running without thinking about in which direction I am heading. When I stopped, I saw a shadow on the wall in front of me.

For a moment I thought, is it a real shadow or just a mental imagination? I wasn’t sure if I was in the real state of mind. Fear had a strong grip.

Was it shadow or was I hallucinating? I shrieked with fear n fainted then n there. When I opened my eyes, I was in my living room surrounded by my friend’s n family. One by one the lights turned on…and I was amazed to see the decoration of lights n flowers done.

A loud clap thundered the living room and others joined in and my Father played my favourite song on the piano congratulating me for my promotion which wasn’t disclosed by me.

“Is this the way to congratulate me” I asked them.

“I was utterly scared you all are taking as fun, not fair.”

I was scared, surprised, and happy all at the same time. While giving my father a hug I was wondering who told him about my promotion. Then I saw my friend Rishika behind him. Then I understood that Rishika planned that whole thing.

Rishika was watching me with squinted eyes.

“Hey, you…how can you be so stubborn….wait for your turn” I whispered.

“Just as you acted, you kept such information as confidential from me & Uncle. Your boss told me & we planned.

You say, “I am brave” We tested.

“You failed” Rishika teased me.

My reaction was mixed. I hugged my father and his blessings comforted me & tears of happiness welled up.

“Beta, we are there with you, celebrating with family means a lot. We did it to amuse you & drift you from the pressure of work, Look at the flowers, they smile Even if they know that they will perish tomorrow.” A wide smile sailed on her face and she forgot all the mess.

Meet the genius writers who shaped such interesting stories.

Stay Tuned to #Tweetfables on Saturday 5 pm and join to weave new stories.

Mishal Raheja, King Singh transforms the boundaries of Kumkum Bhagya

 

Kumkum  Bhagya

 

 

ZEE5 Kumkum Bhagya serial is somewhere inspired by the novel of Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility. The serial is produced by TV Czarina Ekta Kapoor under the banner of Balaji Telefilms, directed by Sameer Kulkarni. Banner Balaji Telefilms is renowned for midday family soap operas in Indian Television Industry.

Kumkum Bhagya is based upon matriarchal society and the pivotal roles are played by strong, witty and powerful women. The sequential revolves around the lives of two sisters who dwell in Mumbai and portrays their desires, aspirations and dreams.

It was first aired on 15th April 2014 and it is running successfully till date. Over the years, there have been quite a few twists and turns in the show which have constantly raised the interest bar of the viewers. Thanks to which, Kumkum Bhagya has been successful in creating a niche for itself in the entertainment television industry and developed craze among the viewers, especially the women.

The lead characters of Kumkum Bhagya are the rock star Abhi enacted by Shabbir Ahluwalia and the bespectacled girl-next-door neighbour character Pragya played by Sriti Jha. In the past 3 years, they have emerged as one of Indian television’s most popular and iconic couples.

In January 2018, Kumkum Bhagya successfully completed its 1000 episodes. To give a big surprise to the viewers, the producer took a grand leap of seven years and the total dynamics underwent a major transformation.

After the leap, Television heart-throb Mishal Raheja was introduced in the show in the role of a singer called King Singh. He was given a strong role which resulted in affecting the dynamics of Abhi and Pragya in unbelievable ways.

The character of King Singh in Kumkum Bhagya is quite interesting and is portrayed as a witty fellow with an incredibly complex personality. A great singer who lives life king size as his name, King is famous for his quirky style. Personally, I find King’s character is a well-written one with many shades to it. His macho persona, coupled with interesting character dynamics, has really hit it off with the audience, especially young ladies watching the show.

I have been watching Kumkum Bhagya for a long time but the entry of King Singh has made the serial’s plot a lot more interesting. With time, he is becoming a strong rival of character Abhi with his close proximity to Pragya.

So as of now, I and my friends are incredibly happy with Mishal Raheja’s track as King in Kumkum Bhagya. So, while I rewatch some of my favourite King episodes from Kumkum Bhagya on ZEE5, let me know what do you like about King Singh from the show.

Infants get the Best Gift: #NewLaunch #MotherSparsh #UnscentedWipes #Medical GradeCloth

I was using Mother Sparsh Water wet wipes and was contended by its exclusive features. Mother Sparsh is always striving to unearth something better for the babies and the environment. Once again, Mother Sparsh has succeeded in their mission and recently launched new variant of baby water wet wipes, Unscented 99% Water Wipes. 

#MotherSparshPremiumWipes for the Neonates with sensitive and gentle skin. Mother Sparsh is recognized as India’s Best Wipes Brand and has received a tremendous response in this sector and very soon, they are coming with exclusive baby care Ayurveda products.

Exclusive features of #UnscentedWaterWipes #SensitiveBabyWipe #SuperThickWipes

  • Mother Sparsh has introduced #MotherSparshPremiumWipes fragrance free wipes, suitable for babies with sensitive and delicate skin. Few Moms have trouble in using wipes with fragrance, keeping this in mind, Mother Sparsh launched wipes devoid of fragrance
  • It constitutes of 99% water and its unscented pure wipes are specially designed for newborns, infants with sensitive skin and also meant to clean the hands and mouth of children. Particularly, the medical grade cloth is so soft that it so gentle on even the most sensitive part of baby.
  • Fabric is derived from the plants and treated in a way that makes them super soft. These wipes are 3 times thicker than ordinary baby wipes.


  • Suitable and totally safe for thorough baby cleaning; Hypoallergenic
  • Keeps baby skin hydrated
  • Free from Alcohol, Parabens & Harsh Chemicals
  • Contains No Plastic and Polyester
  • Easily Disposable and 100% Biodegradable, hence, safe for green and clean environment.
  • No hassles of maintenance.
  • Use & Throw
  • Easy to carry while traveling.
  • Super Saver Pack Available at 499.

How is it Different from Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wet Wipes

Features Comparisons Mother Sparsh 98% scented water wipes Mother Sparsh 99% unscented water wipes
Fragrance YES (fragrance wipes) NO (fragrance free)
Skin Type Normal Skin Sensitive skin/Extra gentle
Fabric Plant derived/Natural fabric Plant derived + 3- times thicker + Medical-Grade fabric
Plastic Lid Not available (Resalable Sticker) Yes (Moisture lock plastic lid)

#MotherSparshPremiumWipes comes in a comfortable packaging of 72 wipes priced at Rs.299/-

Really, we are happy and thankful to the brand Mother Sparsh for introducing such an awesome #ExtraGentlewipes with a number of benefits for parents and the Baby.

My life has become easy with #ExtraThickBabyWipes.

  • No hassles of carrying or buying soft fabrics for my Baby
  • It is easy to carry in my Baby diaper bag and in brief outing with my baby, it adjusts in my purse.
  • Fragrance-free and awesome for sensitive baby skin.

  • Use & Throw without damaging and littering the environment. These wipes are 100% biodegradable as they do not cause any harm to the environment. Mother Sparsh is the best eco-friendly water wipes.



I have shared my experience of Mother Sparsh #premiumbabywipes among my friends and family group and already many of them have started to use it for their bundle of joy. They all are happy with the results and are using it profusely.

       Don’t wait, Click here and here get a pack for your Baby to protect her skin from rashes and redness…enjoy the joys of Motherhood and Parenting.

Why Demean Mother’s Love for Brand Promotion? #Swiggy

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I am not crazy or impatient for watching idiot box on regular basis. I do take care to keep myself updated with the news, announcements, and declarations and I do tune in periodically to update. Being music lover, during weekends, after regular chore, I do switch in to watch my musical and dance shows relayed on weekends. Normally, I am unable to catch on regular time but try to watch repeated telecast in my leisure hours.

Generally, I don’t watch advertisements in between the shows rather I catch up with my incomplete chores. One day, I was lazing around during break and watched Swiggy ads depicting Mom and child. In first go, I took it at ease but when I watched in repetition over different channels, tentacles of my mind was alarmed.

I felt pity for the ad team of who on spree to establish the brand in the market preferred to disgrace mother’s instinct of unconditional love and affection.

Is it fair on the part of the Swiggy brand promotion team?

A big No…I would say and I believe that the Mom fraternity and the family people would not digest it easily if they watch the advertisement carefully.

The truth is, Mom is the most caring creature on the planet who is ever ready to attend to their baby‘s call unmindful how old is she. The instinct is found in all mothers irrespective of species, human, birds or animals.

If at any time of the hour, the child asks for food…Mom is ready to cook and serve…not only Mom, all motherly figure, Moms, Aunts or Grannies tend to have the same tendency to attend to their child and promise them a good satisfying meal.

It is believed that No Food can replace the taste of food cooked by Mom, because she cooks with devoted love and devotion which spice up the indispensable relation.

Swiggy’s ad depicts that the Mom ignores the request of children to provide them with the sumptuous meal rather places an online order to Swiggy and the delivery boy is at the doorstep with the food parcel.

I felt quite hurt watching these ads and could not imagine as to why Swiggy stooped so low for branding.

Why Swiggy depicted such sensitive issue to demean the worth of Mother’s love for TVC

The time is changing and so the values and ethics. The Kids of today are not so concerned about their elders and if a Mom acts in a typical way as shown in advertisements, will the kids have respect for their Mom.

The message aired should be in the line of accordance of society.

Please don’t create a bad image of a Mom to promote your brand. There are umpteen ways to gather public attention towards a brand, why stoop to such a level where you demean a Lady who is worshipped as a Goddess by their children and considered to be a Super Woman with Super Powers.

As far as I know about myself, my ancestors, my friend circle and society, Mom gets over anxious if a child skips one bread less than their appetite.

I do agree, Mom have their own life and she can enjoy TV games with her child or a leisure period with her Mom and child…but she cannot go to an extent to order food on Food chain website when child requests to prepare his/her favorite homemade food.

Yeah, Mom throws parties to celebrate special occasions and weekends but still a kind request of a child for home cooked food can never get ignored.

I request Brand promotion team to study the bad impact of the ad on social strata and Motherly figure.

Please withdraw the current advertisement depicting Mom and child with a kind request for food…don’t demean the generous love of a Mother.

Readers, please do share your views on this article.

Will love to receive brickbats, applause and criticism.

Ila Varma
Mom of Two Kids.

Funny Characters Of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! #ZEE5

 

 

Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain

Ever since its launch, “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain
has attracted a huge number of fan following. It is one of the most talked show
amidst viewers and the catchphrase Sahi Pakde Hai” is very popular among people of all ages.

The series Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain is produced by Benaifer Kohli and Sanjay Kohli under the banner of Edit II Productions. It is a light-hearted comedy that refreshes the mind after a hectic day. The daily dose of laughter is a great stress buster and certainly qualifies for a repeat watch.

The colloquial catchphrase from the show has especially gone incredibly popular. Many have started using “Sahi Pakde Hai” in their social media posts and everyday conversations too.

The show revolves around two neighbouring couples, the Tiwari’s and the Mishra’s who are fed up with their own partners and both the males develop a crush on each other’s wives. They are always looking forways to impress their crushes. But all the efforts to stir an interest go futile but still, they do not lose hope and continue to devise new methods to impress their crushes.

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Characters

Interesting Characters From The Show

  • Manmohan Tiwari – Played by Rohitash Gaud, Manmohan is a
    successful businessman dealing in undergarments. He is coined as ‘Kaccha-Baniyaan’ because his neighbour Mishra feels that his business is degrading. He is attracted to Anita, his neighbour’s wife and leaves no stone unturned to
    woo her.

  • Angoori Tiwari  – Played by Shubhangi Atre Poorey, she is a typical traditional Indian housewife who loves to wear sarees and follow the traditions diligently. She is famous for the iconic tagline “Sahi Pakde Hain” and her incorrect English have made her a lovable character with a great fan following. Her “Tu-tu-Main-main” with Ammajee is another hilarious highlight in the show.

  • Vibhuti Narayan Mishra –Played by Aashif Sheikh, he is studious fellow but is not able to get a job due to false pride and ego. Hence, he is termed “Nalla” meaning useless. Most
    of the time, he is busy with devising unsuccessful methods to earn money through odd means. He is well versed in reciting poetry and through poetry, he keeps trying to woo Tiwari’s wife, Angoori.

  • Anita Mishra – Played by Saumya Tandon, Anita is a
    literate, headstrong and independent lady who is the breadwinner for the Mishra family. She runs a grooming class in Kanpur and has a black belt in Karate. She is a good friend of the naïve Angoori and is Tiwari’s crush, who keeps trying to woo Anita.

Why viewers are attracted to the Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain

  • The character of Angoori and the way she presents her comical self on screen leaves viewers in splits.
  • Mishra and Tiwari have some really funny quirks to their characters that makes them fun to watch.
  • The epic expressions of the characters take the funny scenes to a whole new level.
  • Catchphrases like “Sahi Pakde Hain” and “I like it” have a massive impact with them becoming a part of popular culture.
  • Even supporting characters like Ammajee & Saxena have got some really fun moments that make the show a great watch.

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This show has grabbed the attention of audiences, everywhere in India with a new and interesting comical situation that feels both relatable and funny. That’s possibly what makes the show fun to watch even after so many years of it being on air.

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How to Prepare your Child for a Sibling?


Parenting has no right or wrong approach. The basic approach of how you want to raise your child is your style of parenting. It is a comprehensive term. Becoming a parent for the first time is a milestone in itself and preparing your first child for a new sibling is another milestone.

Before planning a second baby, we need to prepare our first child. The to-do-list to prepare your first child for a new sibling is must to know. Usually, the parents feel overwhelmed to have a second child but are the feeling same as it was for your first child? You need to consider the feelings of your first child before planning for the second one.

Of course, it is a tough task to prepare your child for a sibling but these tips might help you to sail through.

Tips for preparing your first child for a sibling

  1. Take the opinion of your first child if he wants to have a sibling or not. If he says no then respect his decision and give him some time to understand. Discuss with him about having a sibling, what does it mean or how do they help, love and care for each other.
  2. Instead of saying that, we are going to have a new baby, tell him he is going to have a new sibling. Tell him I have one baby now that is you and now you will have a baby. We all have to take care of the new baby together. He should realize that the new baby is coming for him.
  3. Read to him about siblings bond or sibling stories.
  4. Teach him how to take care of a new born by giving him a doll to play with as a sibling.
  5. Tell him about his birth stories and take a look at his infant pictures together.

Change routine before the new sibling arrives

  1. It is important to change the routine of your first child in advance before the arrival of new baby. He might feel ignored if you will change the routine later. He should not feel that his routine got changed due to the sibling.
  2. Explain to him that you are a grown-up child now and the new baby needs more attention and care. So all of us will take care of him together.
  3. Discuss the appropriate behavior between siblings. Make sure that the elder child does not vent out his frustration out on the new baby.
  4. Appreciate him for his good and mature behavior with his sibling.
  5. Teach him to eat on his own and sleep independently. Change these habits gradually.
  6. Involve your older child in daily chores and make him mommy’s little helper.
  7. Welcome his participation in taking care of his sibling. In this way, he will feel connected to the new baby.
  8. Be emotionally available if your first child seems more demanding as he might have been feeling ignored.
  9. Be flexible during the early weeks of the arrival of the second child.
  10. Have patience and follow positive parenting skills.

Share more tips on how to prepare your first child for a new sibling with us in the comments section below.

Wish you a very Happy Parenting!

The Ecstasy of Motherhood!- #FirstTimeMom

After 2 years of marriage, I was eagerly waiting to miss my periods. Before this phase, I was heavily scared to miss my period even for a day or two…and now, we both were longing to miss… we were ready to welcome our bundle of joy. We longed to cuddle and feel the warmth and ecstasy of parenthood.

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My Elder Bro – My Guide, Friend, Mentor & Lifeline! #SiblingRivalry

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The relation of the sibling is a unique one in this world. It starts with confusion when the elder one is suddenly taken aback when he/she sees another kid joining their league, which eventually leads to a lot of fighting and crying while they are growing up and finally ends with immense love and respect for each other. They become each other’s backbone. From keeping secrets to guiding each other for the best, this is my, Mayank Manohar ode to the relation that I share with my elder brother Mrinal Madhukar.

The best memory that I have, which still wanders in the theatre of my mind, is when I was in 4th grade and my brother was in 6th, and we decided to save our pocket money to gift our parents something on their respective birthdays. It was really sweet of him to come up with the idea at such a young age and his will to make me understand. That’s how he is, someone who is always so caring about the people he loves that he will always do something special for them.
My brother has always been sensitive since he was a kid. I remember how when our cousins used to come over and leave, I was the least affected by anyone’s departure. But my brother would start crying from the moment he learned that people are leaving and the vacation was over. A few of my cousins prayed that my brother is asleep when they have to leave but seldom had it happened. For me, it was more disturbing that the vacation was over and it was time to go back to school. For him, people mattered, more than that the relationships mattered.
While growing up though I had my own tantrums, I still remember how we used to play WWE on our bed and always kept on trying to imitate the moves of those wrestlers. He would grab me, lift me and toss me on the bed and it always used to end with our laughter and warning from our mother that the bed will give up soon if we continued practicing the moves…and a day arrived, when planks of the bed were replaced. Mom premonition came out true.
The age when we were crazy about the magnets and would go to any extent to get one…it was easily accessible to get after operating the toy collection, we had. Once, we even ruined one of the soft toys that our mother loved, it was a monkey who used to blabber whenever it was slapped. We operated on him and got that big fat magnet out. We got good slaps multiple times for doing magnet business but trust me, it was worth it.
We have laughed together, cried together and have done a lot of mischiefs together but today both of us are on their respective paths to make something out of the life we have, the best part that exists is we have always got each other’s back. He would lie to our mother when she found something fishy in my bag ahead of my school exams. The way, he made our parents understand how I felt about engineering and how I wanted to do something else in my life.
He has always ensured that I get the best of everything while he would settle for normal things. For instance, I have stayed in many cities for my studies while he couldn’t. He always pushed me really hard for achieving everything that I aspire for. And the reason that I shared my emotions with him about how I felt about engineering was because being my big brother, he used to take my interviews and literally guide me how corporate interviews are supposed to be and how I was supposed to basically put a lot of butter on everything that I say with a lot of emphasis on a few keywords like team player, enthusiastic, optimistic, opportunist etc. It didn’t go well down with me and I realized after getting rejected umpteen times that I was made for something else. But unaware of the fact, my brother was speaking to all of his friends and colleagues to get me a better job on my merit.
That was when one fine day I decided to drop him a text explaining everything which led to one thing to another.  For four years  I am placed in Delhi, pleased and content with my choice of profession and aspiring for more & more.
I have always been on the other side of the shore, where I didn’t share the same aim as my bro to stick to the only study in schools or college. There were times when our teachers used to compare between me and my brother and there were times when I would get really agitated by his aim to study more and more. I received good scolding to concentrate on studies but my mind was always busy doing something creative. My bro has been the best student, best son, best brother, best friend and now a really good husband.
I wish him all the best in his life and hope that he gets the best of everything. I may not have been a good brother at times, but I know I have got your back…that’s my real strength.

Reminiscing those days of childhood, a plan struck to start a blog train on #SiblingStories and 36 Bloggers of them amalgamated to share their sweet, salt and pepper encounters of #SiblingTalk.Brand Angtatva collaborated with me to give a new shape to this beautiful blog train journey.
The Campaign #SiblingStories & #SiblingTalk hosted by Ila Varma in collaboration with Angtatva comes to an end after a month-long celebration of adventurous blog train trip with Siblings. I am happy that it ended peacefully minting excellent relationship with new and old bloggers from across the globe. The articles shared by all the participants are indeed wonderful, emotional and funny instances with our siblings and I am sure it has helped in unearthing new facts about our siblings.

The Icon of Indian Cinema – Shammi Kapoor! #ZEE5

The world celebrated iconic Shammi Kapoor’s 87th birthday on 21st Oct.2018 posthumously. In his life, he incarnated himself as a hero of his time in showbiz. His unique style and body language caught the attention of masses, and people loved his attitude and performance.
Born in a family of legendary actors, the genes of acting was already in him. Shammi Kapoor was the son of the great cinema icon, Prithviraj Kapoor, who was a pioneer of Indian theatre and the Hindi film industry. The sibling of Great Hero, Raj Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor rose to success and fame in showbiz industry from 1950 to 1980.
Shammi Kapoor got a career break in Jeevan Jyoti, released in 1953, but it did not grab the attention of audiences. Initially, he faced a lot of criticism for his acting. The failures did not deter his determination to give his best. His real cinema career got kickstarted with his amazing performance in Tumsa Nahin Dekha, that stole the hearts of millions of audience. It proved to be an important milestone changing his career graph in an upward direction. There was no looking back for the next decade in Bollywood…and his blockbuster movies, Dil Deke Dekho, Singapore, Junglee, College Girl, Professor, China Town, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya brought laurels for him, and people recognized his unique style in each of his movies…in a few years, he amassed a huge number of fan following. Even today, he is remembered for his exclusive acting style, and no one could ever replace his iconic style.
On the eve of Shammi Kapoor birthday, ZEE5 has launched a collection of 8 movies of this iconic superstar for the viewers of today and yesteryears. You can tune in to ZEE5 to watch those movies.
Pagla Kahin Ka: Shammi Kapoor played a role of a mentally challenged person. Asha Parekh was his co-star in the movie. This movie and the song, “Tum Mujhe Yun Bhula Na Paaoge” was the favorite number of Shammi Kapoor, and later when mobile came into existence, he set this song as the ringtone. It was a sad movie, and the Indian audience was not so happy to watch their enthusiastic actor portray such a tragic character. It wasn’t a blockbuster at the box-office, but still, people do remember this movie.
Dil Deke Dekho:  Shammi Kapoor was in a comic role in this evergreen film, and it was one of the greatest hits of the 20th century at the Box-office and paved the way of success for the icon in a comic role. His dancing moves caught the attention of the audience. His dance moves were so crazy for that time period that some even compared to Elvis Presley.
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Junglee: In Junglee Shammi Kapoor dawned a new energetic character which contradicts his otherwise subtle way of acting. This movie gave a new dimension to his acting skill. It was one of the most significant hits of Shammi Kapoor. The audience was amazed by his performance in this light-hearted musical movie. Shammi portrayed his character so flawlessly that even today people just can’t enough of his acting skills. Still, the tag “Yahoo” and the song “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe” is gonna be remembered for generations to come.
 Kashmir Ki Kali: It was a blockbuster romantic movie of Shammi Kapoor. Sharmila Tagore played the lead heroine against Shammi Kapoor. The elegance and the grace of both the actors under the backdrop of Kashmir stole the heart of millions. Kashmir Ki Kali was a great hit at the box-office, and even today, it is recalled as one of the iconic movies of the 20th century.


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Shammi Kapoor unusual style aided him to become the heartthrob of our nation. He is an asset to our Indian Cinema, and ZEE5 pays their tribute by introducing his iconic movies of different genres and different time period.
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