Thoughtful Gifts for my Husband!

Thoughtful Gifts for my Husband!

My husband was nearing forty and being a good wife, I made sure to remind him that he is getting old(we are goofy like that)..he keeps me reminding that I will be a mean little lady with grey hair, slouched body and no teeth in a while and I keep reminding him that he will become a bitter man who fights on topics like politics and weather. Anyway, we just keep getting goofier and goofier..but at the end of the day, we love each other and on the bonus side, our daughter enjoys our mindless banter..she loves how mom and dad are best friends first and husband and wife later. She thinks we are cool(shocking, huh?).

Anyway, I decided to give a gift to my best friend this birthday..but being absolutely lost on what to give him was a regular..I mean, look at him, he’s so lucky..he can give his wife even a piece of jewelry and she would be on cloud 9..but what about me? I have to put in so much thought just because there are so many limited gifts that screams creativity.Still, I made a list of possible gift items I could give him.

  1. Something customized: I could give him a customized gift like a photograph bouquet or a photo album or an explosion box with pictures on it..but isn’t it a little cliche? I mean it is a sweet option, my husband would like it too, but I wanted the gift to be a little different and these things are trending.
  2. Penny boards: Penny board is a kind of a skateboard which is smaller, made of plastic or maple and is portable. One of my colleague told me about it and said I could buy the best Cal 7 penny board..this option seems a lot more interesting and a little different..and surely my husband would love it because I know he loved skating since he was a child.
  3. Stars: I heard about a place which helps you name stars after your loved ones..you also get a certificate for that..it is a very interesting option and well..romantic too!
  4. A watch: I can gift a watch too, but my husband already has a huge collection and he would just pile it up with others because he is not that fond of watches.
  5. Wallet, belt and  deodorant combination: This gift is utterly practical as it is useful and also easy on the pocket, but isn’t it a little too basic?
  6. Shirt and tie: As my husband is a businessman and he has to go to a lot of meetings, he needs to be dressed prim and properly  everyday..thus, he requires formal wear daily..but again, it is a very basic gift and has no innovation to it.
  7. Shoes: My husband is a huge shoe fanatic and he loves to keep a good collection of different types of shoes..he is very particular about his shoes and he does not like anyone else’s choice..so it would be a waste to buy shoes for him.

I got tired of pondering and assessing, so I took a poll among three of my male colleagues and considering my husband’s choice, I finally settled on giving him a penny board as well as I would name a star after him..I am sure he would love these gifts.…

Most Commonly Seen Commercial Vehicles In India

Commercial vehicles are easy to spot on the roads of India due to the large population of people investing in the commercial transport business nowadays. Even before h trans[port business was considered as one of the best businesses to earn a good amount of money. But now with more companies coming into existence every day, the need for commercial vehicles has certainly gone up in the market.

There are some vehicles that are very commonly seen on the roads of Indian and you can easily spot them in your neighborhood every day. These vehicles are not from a single category but you may see a lot of vehicles of various sizes, and that have different purposes. Look below at the list of vehicles and see what kind of vehicles are most commonly seen near your surroundings.

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Taxis

Taxis are very easy to spot vehicles here in India and especially in the metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai. With the introduction of companies like Ola and Uber in the passenger serving sector, more personal cars are now converted into taxis by their owners due to their wide demands and the high pay that you get for running your car as a taxi. Now, out of every 10 cars, you can easily see 4 or 5 of them are running as taxis.

Mini Loading Trucks Or Loading Rickshaws

As you all know India is a developing country and regular construction work can be seen in every other street of this nation. People are now modifying their houses and rebuilding them, moving to new places where new construction has happened. Due to these reasons, there is a large need for commercial vehicles that can load the goods and move from one location to another. So, mini loading trucks or rickshaws are used for this purpose and most people who want to buy loading vehicles prefer loading rickshaws over mini trucks as they are easy to maintain and the loading rickshaw price is relatively low.

Auto Rickshaws Or Electric Rickshaws

Another very commonly seen commercial vehicle is the auto-rickshaws or the electric rickshaws. They are used for carrying passengers from one place to another and they are popular for this kind of work for a long time back. Even now people use auto-rickshaws as compared to taxis for shorter distances as they save more time and more money for people. Electric rickshaws are used as the perfect replacement for the cycle rickshaws and they are preferred over cycle rickshaws due to more comfort and more space for people.

Trucks/ Container/ Trailor

There are a lot of manufacturing units in India and for the production of those goods, trucks, containers, or trailors are used to move goods from one place to another in large quantities. Small manufacturing units use small trucks like Tata 407 or Eicher and big units employ big trucks and containers like Tata LPT 1613 or Ashok Leyland 3118, 6113 models that can carry tons of weight at the same time.

Buses

Buses can be considered as the lifeline of every city because even if you live in a small city, town or district there are chances that you may not find taxis, auto rickshaws or any other vehicles but bus service is available everywhere that can take you from one place to another at a very minimal cost. At the same time buses can carry more passengers with some goods as well.

The Ordinary Face Serum might be the Best

The Ordinary Face Serum might be the Best

Is there something like a perfect Sunday? I mean for women mostly, I have observed that Sundays are way too stressful(why the discrimination, though ?) Just because everyone is at home, so there’s even more chores to do..there’s even more food to cook..there’s a lot of laundry to do..but what about the relaxation of the woman/women of your house? Aren’t they obligated to get one day to themselves? Shouldn’t they spend a whole day just for herself without doing any chore or anything for that matter?

I mean I know that our houses will come crumbling down if the females of our houses go on a leave for a few days(they are that important)..just try it for once, you will see that whatever she does or achieves in a day, you won’t be able to do in even two days(trust me, there’s a lot to do)..so, let’s plan to give our super girls something to rejuvenate.

  • Plan a girl’s night out with her girls..ask your mom’s girlfriends to get themselves free so that she could hang out with just the girls and relax with her friends without thinking about her  home , her chores or her family..for a change!
  • Plan a spa day for her..book some liberating spa massages at a spa center..this will help her relax and forget about her worries for some time.
  • Plan a do nothing day..bring breakfast in bed(do not mess up the kitchen-she might get up to sober up the mess)..make your beds..clean the house..do the laundry while she watches her favorite movie on Netflix.
  • Plan a beauty day for her..oil her hair and give massages..arrange for some relaxing beauty treatments, put on the ordinary face serum(according to her skin type, obviously) and let her relax.
  • Plan a movie night for her..book some movie tickets for her and pre purchase some popcorn and soda..she will surely enjoy watching back to back movies without getting up.
  • Plan a shopping trip for her..give her some vouchers and ask her to shop her heart out for herself.
  • Ask her to dress up nicely and have breakfast, lunch and dinner with the people she wants to have the meals with.
  • Book her a hotel room and hand her a novel, ask her to order in whenever she is hungry, that way she would be able to be in bed all day with people serving her food and she can just relax and read a book or do something that she wanted to do alone.
  • Take her to the poolside or the beach and book a sunbed for her, slather her with sunscreen(take care of her skin, of course)…and ask her to lie down and enjoy the peace and calm.
  • Take her to a cold place(probably a hill station)..build some fire, give her some blankets, make some hot cocoa and let her sleep through it..it would probably be the warmest and coziest place to be in.

Just a day to herself might change her and relax her, but make sure that you help her out on a daily basis and she gets tired too, she needs rest too.…

Hey There, Keeper!

Hey There, Keeper!

My girlfriend and I have been dating each other from the past three years and we love each other’s company..we are high school sweethearts and now studying in different colleges..long distance is hard , I agree but we are sailing through that ship while being strong for each other and standing by each other’s side emotionally and psychologically.

Just because of this long distance, it is very rare that we meet each other , it is mostly phone calls, messages and lots of Skype. We have been talking on phones so much so that we even fall asleep while on call with each other.
it has just been a hectic year as both of us had back to back classes, assessments, assignments,tests, socials and what not..amidst all this, I missed my girlfriend so badly..I was desperate to meet her, so when I got to know that I am getting a week’s off from my classes, I planned to surprise her, I booked tickets to go meet her(she lives in our home town Delhi and I live in Mumbai)..I took off for Delhi, went to my house(my parents knew about my girlfriend..yes, don’t be surprised..brown parents do not allow romantic relationships, I know.. but my parents are progressive that way..so are my girlfriend’s).
Next morning I went to my girlfriend’s house(which was the first time for me)..I took flowers and chocolates for her because she was mad at me for ignoring her calls from the last three days(I did it deliberately though)..I reached her door and rang the bell..and there she was, as radiant as ever..she was at loss of words..she was so surprised, yet so so happy..I could see her eyes shining…there she was, the love of my life!
The minute I entered her house, I realized that my girlfriend’s family was a huge fan of comic books. I mean there was a huge library full of comics..I even saw comic book frames, I mean comics were very well kept and preserved. I just couldn’t believe my eyes..my girlfriend never even told me about this obsession of her family with comics..to which she told that this collection was mostly her and her mother’s..some of it was her dad’s and her brother was not really interested.
I was so confused..that all these years I kept on blabbering about my knowledge about comics and what collection I have, yet she never boasted about her’s which was way more diverse than mine..she then said that I never discussed about comics with her..he always did it with male friends..I always considered comics as a male oriented hobby..pretty embarrassing it may sound..but it is true!
 Now, there I stand..corrected, altered and dumbfounded..my girlfriend outsmarted me again..she has much better comics than mine and in much better condition..I think, I might get a few lessons for the upkeep of comics from her.
Not that I was not sure earlier..but after visiting my girlfriend’s house and seeing how cool she and her family is, I definitely got the feeling that she’s a keeper, I instantly got the feeling that this is the girl I am supposed to marry, this is the girl I want to spend my life with..she is the one I want to apologize to my whole life(I am an idiot, I make a LOT of mistakes..that I know of.)
How to remember names of places

How to remember names of places

There are many ways to remember names of places and one of the best ways to do so is to keep a notebook with you wherever you go. Keep taking notes in this notebook and write down as many things as you can observe in the place. The idea here is to get the place etched in your visual memory. On doing this, something magical happens. You start remembering names and never forget them ever. Isn’t this wonderful? All you have to do is keep taking notes and.. Voila … you can remember each and every place name you visited.

Well, there are many ways to better your memory when it comes to remembering names. However, the one method that I mentioned now is one of the best ones I know of. However, in this article I am going to show you other methods that are helpful too.

1. Keep the memory of the place alive through pictures.

Taking pictures of a place helps in memorizing the place. You can turn on the location of your device so that it can capture the place you visited and you can see them later.

2. Talk to the locals in a new place.

Whenever I visit a new place, I make sure to talk to the locals of the place. Doing this helps me remember the place because I already have a memory associated with it through that person.

3. Read books about places.

There is something interesting about books that talk about places. There are so many places to visit on this earth and there are only a limited number of days for us to live. We have to read more about places in order to remember them. I like to read blogs on travelling. They talk about places and experiences. It helps me not just with remembering the names of places, but gives me a lot more exposure to the world outside.

4. Watch TV shows.

There are many shows in the USA where they talk about new places. There are word game shows where you get to learn about names of places. One of the shows that I particularly like is the one where they have this category for names of places. It’s called wheel of fortune places. In one of the episodes of the show, there was a contestant who won a million dollars just by getting the names of places correct in the wheel of fortune places category. Isn’t that incredible? Watching this show, I thought to myself that one day I am going to be there in the show.

5. Be a travel blogger.

One of the most interesting things about travel blogging is that you get to remember so many places. It is certainly an amazing experience for me. I remember having visited Europe a couple of years back. I can still recall all the names of the cities I have been to. This is how interesting travel can be. It makes your memory sharper while you have fun.…

Chicago Food Scares!

Chicago Food Scares!

Discovery channel planned to launch a show that focused on monitoring a family and their habits, to bring about a change in their lifestyle. The format of the show is as follows- A family, who is fed up from it’s daily routine and needs to bring a change to promote a healthier lifestyle will approach the show, then a team of nutritionists, pediatricians and dietitians will monitor a normal day in the lives of the family. After the monitoring stage, the team will analyse what was actually wrong and then the team will set certain rules for the family. Further, the channel will document the process of the changes and the impact of the rules for two weeks. Later, the channel will approach the same family after six months to check the progress of the family and if, the rules are still in order or not.

So, after the announcement of this show, a family from Chicago- The Millers approached the channel. The family consisted of four members- the father, Mr Hugh Miller, the mother, Mrs Emily Miller and their two kids- Lizzie Miller and Matt Miller. The channel was contacted by their parents as they realized that everyone in the family have become overweight, they are nothing but couch potatoes. The mother is thirty four years old and she felt breathless after walking for half a mile, that was her wake up call. She then decided that it was time to flip things over, she talked to her husband and contacted the show makers.

The show makers visited their house and firstly checked their weights, all of them were overweight according to their heights and ages. Secondly, their fridge was raided, all the crew members could find was soda, two days old pizza, a burger, bacon, etc. Not a single vegetable or fruit was found in the refrigerator. This was a cause of concern. The next day their routine was monitored, the Millers woke up on time for their jobs and school and before heading for school every one had sugary cereals, then headed the children headed to work and parents to their work. When all of them came back, they opened the fridge and took out the left over pizza, burger and sandwich. They drank sodas and ate chips from extra large packets. Later for dinner, they ordered in KFC chicken wings and ate in front of the television, in the process they fell asleep in front of the television. It was a no shocker that this family was overweight, their routine was extremely unhealthy.

The next day the family was told that they needed to change of lot of things, for starters, to get rid of the junk food, which they did(threw all of it in the trash), then they had to visit the best health food stores in Chicago to buy some healthy food supplies, which the whole family did(although Matt threw some tantrums as he couldn’t buy his favorite snack), then they had to change the habit of eating sugar filled cereals, they had to switch to high on fibre cereals, then they had to change the habit of eating in front of the television because being involved in television made them eat more than they are hungry for, also falling asleep in front of the television is a strict no. After several temper tantrums from the kids as well as the dad, the family got accustomed the rules in a week’s time.

By the end of the second week, the family felt a lot better, a lot more connected and a lot less lazy. The work of the team here was done as the family seemed to be in a better position and after following up six months later, the family was still following he rules laid by the team. They said that they felt better, lighter and happier. They also included exercise in their daily routine. This experiment conducted by the channel was an absolute success, they were later approached by many families.…

Omaze is Not a Scam!

Omaze is Not a Scam!

Online scamming has become an increased activity, mostly every one has been a prey of online scams in one way or another. Generally people who are in search of quick and easy money generate illegal or fraud ways to mint money from the general public.The interesting thing about scamming is that there are so many new innovative ways invented everyday now that it leaves me in awe of the brains behind the scam, in fact, giving it a thought that if so much of brain, logic and thinking was devoted towards something positive, that person might’ve achieved something better and that too, in a legal way.

The problem of the younger generation is that they find short cuts to earn a lot of money and one thing is for sure that no matter what, the illegal and fraud ways to earn money are surely meant to be exhausted, that is, these ways are not meant to be long lasting. For example, in India a man named Harshad Mehta got fed up with his crappy pay and cramped up apartment, so he decided to take up a job in Bombay Stock Exchange in the nineties. He kept on earning there by discovering loopholes and taking advantages of these shortcomings. In the year 1992, he was caught and was claimed to be a scammer of Rs. 500 Crore, it is the in famous Scam 1992 case.

Citing examples from my personal life, two years ago, my bank account showed a deduction of about eight thousand rupees, the transaction was done by neither me nor my family. It was highly suspicious and of course, a source of worry because I had lost so much of money, when I googled the details about the details and transactions, I found out that it is a scam on a very large scale, many people had lost thousands of rupees and they never received the money back and neither did I.Even my sister faced an online scam, a scammer called her asking to join a job portal(she was looking for a job) , he just demanded two thousand rupees so that he could register her name, she somehow agreed and gave him the money. After that, the man stopped picking my sister’s calls and hence, my sister got duped.Since then, I stopped believing in the internet and refrained myself from shopping or transferring funds online.

A few days ago I came across Omaze, it raises funds for varied reasons and causes. However, for each fundraising, they give away high prize draws too. The winners gets a car or a house or a dinner with a celebrity or something that you wish to do in your lifetime. A small amount which is more than ten per cent of each donation goes to the charity. I thought to myself that this is such an exciting, fun opportunity and also investing in this will be a part of donations for the organization. But then I stopped myself and thought ” Is Omaze a scam?”, I was just worried and anxious at the same time, but eventually I took a leap of faith and invested and luckily, it was not a scam, in fact, I received a prize too and I was happy that a part of my money was donated.

Although there might be a lot of scammers online, but everyone is not there to scam you, is what I have learnt.…

Are Plastic Toys Safe for Babies

Are Plastic Toys Safe for Babies

Many of the commonly available plastic toys can be hazardous for babies. Babies often tend to chew their toys and doing so they might unknowingly consume some amount of chemicals that are present in their plastic toys. Plastic toys contain chemicals like BPA (Bisphenol A) that can cause cancer, premature puberty, or dullness later in their life. However, there are companies that have come up with BPA free toys, but still I would not recommend those because plastic toys have other drawbacks too.

Every parent wants their children to have their favorite toys. As parents, more often we do not think much before buying a toy for our kids and babies. But, it is very important to look into the quality and composition of the toy that we will be fetching our beloved ones. It is commonly seen that parents buy toys made of plastic as they are easily available and affordable, but we have to check beforehand whether these plastic toys are safe for our babies.

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If babies are allowed to play with plastic toys made of assembled parts, there are chances that the baby might choke itself by swallowing any of the small assembled parts of the toy. If somehow the baby manages to swallow the plastic toy part, still you have to rush to a doctor as the plastic part will cause serious problems in the intestine of the baby. If the plastic toy does not come with assembled parts, still there are chances that the baby might break the toy while playing and eventually swallow a broken piece. Plastic toys are less durable compared to other toys. Plastic toys break easily and babies can hurt themselves with the broken parts. Plastic toys are also harmful to the environment if not disposed of with care.

Since plastic toys have a lot of disadvantages, you might be wondering what kind of toys will be good for babies. So, I would suggest using soft toys as an alternative. Soft toys are found in all sizes, shapes, and types. There are Barbie figurines, cartoon figurines, action figurines, dolls, teddy bears, funko pops, etc. available as soft toys. You can buy any of these for your baby.

Apart from your nearby supermarket, soft toys are also available online. Many websites sell soft toys online. Websites like Amazon, Toycart, Funcorp, Hamleys, etc. are some popular websites selling toys online. You can also go for a pop in a box option to get various types of figurines in a bunch at a time. Pop in a box is also an affordable option too. You can also see pop in a box reviews online. A lot of review websites provide genuine and trustworthy pop in a box reviews that can be helpful to you for buying funko pops for your baby.

I hope this post will be helpful for you to select the best toy for your baby. Always avoid plastic toys and go for soft toys. If you want to find out more about soft toys please let me know in the comment section below.…

Tech Savvy Generation!

Tech Savvy Generation!

I am twenty eight years young(I choose to believe that being in late twenties qualifies me as a young adult-for me at least), I am totally up to mark with the generation I live in, for example, I mean I can use Instagram well-I am pretty much acquainted with the algorithm of the social media platform, so much so, that I can gather a decent amount of likes and views on my posts. I am well aware about the lingo my younger generation uses, although I can barely tolerate it(I rather prefer using the classic language because I do not enjoy butchering languages), I am quite up-to-date about the current technologies , their uses and pros and cons. I  enjoy the current generation music (some of it might be just noise, but a lot of it quite enjoyable and soothing), I admire artists of this generation and appreciate their art. So, all in all I am up to speed with the current generation, so I got an experimentation idea. I took upon the responsibility of teaching my parents how to Instagram.

So, first things first, I got my father an android phone because he still has a keypad phone because he refuses to use an android one, then I installed Instagram on my mom’s phone. Firstly, I taught my father how to use an android phone and told him about the uses of internet and social media, then I created a Gmail id for him and told him that whatever we mostly do on the internet, requires an id. I taught him how to use Whatsapp first and explained him about the algorithm. He seemed a little confused , but he was determined to catch up as he wanted to catch up with his old friends as now ,he had a lot of time on his sleeves(he is retired). I then created his Instagram handle and taught him how to follow people. I taught him that through this social media platform, we can know what our close ones are up to and also we can follow the lives of our favorite celebrity. I asked him that which celebrity he would like to follow, to which he replied that he wanted to follow Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Dilip Kumar, etc. I followed every account that he mentioned and gave the phone to him to see. I told him that he could post pictures too. He understood and then asked to wrap it up for the day and said the rest he will see himself.

My mother already had an id and she was better at handling technology as compared to my father, she was vaguely aware about Instagram because she has seen us (my siblings and I) using it. So I created her handle and I taught her how to follow people. I made her follow mine and my sibling’s accounts, we accepted the request and now she could see her posts, she got excited, we also followed her back. I then told her to follow her favorite celebrities , which she did herself(she is a quick learner). She asked me herself that how to post pictures and get many likes on them, so I told her that she could use good captions. She then posted a picture of our family and added a good caption for family with my help.

My parents kept on learning about Instagram, step by step, some from my help, some from my sibling’s help and some by themselves. I was happy to see their enthusiasm to be a part of this Instagram generation. Also, all of us were happy to help because after all, whatever we know about this world, this life and practically everything is majorly because of them!

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Play FIFA in Your Blankets

Play FIFA in Your Blankets

India is a mostly a tropical country, that is, it has warm temperatures most of the times , India features as a land of multiple climatic conditions. The different territories of the country experience varying climates as per their locations, varied topography, and other physio graphic factors.India’s unique geography and geology strongly influence its climate, particularly in the Himalayas in the north and the Thar Desert in the northwest. The weather and climate in Delhi are characterized by extreme differences in summer and winter temperatures. Winters are chilly at night but pleasant during the daytime. Summers are long and scorching, with most days above 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) in May and June. The city only ever becomes humid during the rainy season, when moist monsoonal winds travel up from the west coast of India and penetrate it. Winters are a phenomena of merely four months and this season is enjoyed by almost every one and cozy winter days seem to be the best, with a cup of tea in your hand you can laze around in the blanket. As a layman, following are the best things about winters at least according to me and the people I know.

1. There is no sweating at all because of the low temperature. There is no stickiness and irritation.
2. You can laze around in the blanket and mom won’t come yelling about being an indolent idiot.
3. You can drink multiple number of cups of tea and coffee and no one would question it and without a doubt everyone would love to fritters along with it. (Okay, my mouth is full of saliva now)
4. The clothes we wear in winter season are more fashionable. For example, blazer, mufflers, caps and boots. (for me at least)
5. The fashionable clothes we wear have another benefit, of hiding the weight gained during the season.(Everyone’s point of view I guess)
6. There is a huge variety of vegetables which are healthy as well as tasty. For example, spinach, fenugreek, carrot, radish , etc.
7. You can devour the best sweet ever, that is, carrot pudding. (read: gajar ka halwa)
8. A special benefit for girls! No smudged makeup and it remains intact for a very long time.
9. Hair stays in place and does not become a bird’s nest at the end of the day. (For both boys and girls)
10. You can play FIFA all day long by logging into generatefifacoins.com,which helps in generating coins in the game and dad will not yell to go out and play for a while because he himself sits in front of the room heater
11. Scientifically, winter season boosts your immunity and makes you healthier and happier.
12. Winter season boosts your immunity.
13. There are no bugs in this season and moreover, no creepy crawlers or rodents around your house.
14. Mostly all the festivals lie in this season and it is more enjoyable.
15. Picnic time is the best in winter season as it nice and sunny outside.
16. Bonfire nights and barbecue dinners are loved by all as it is a lovely way to mingle with your loved ones.
So, grab on your fuzzy sweaters and coats and get ready for the loveliest, happiest and the most beautiful time of the year.…