Sunday, November 30, 2014

#WillYouShave- 3

A true love is a love forever, Happy Anniversary. Mehul wished me planting a kiss on my face. I smiled in pleasure wanting to hug him tight. Happy Anniversary my hubby. Life has been magical with your love all these 20 years. I opened my arms to hold him tight and look deep into his brown eyes same as he did on our first night and I had blushed. We had an arranged marriage that started with a beautiful friendship. He understands my unspoken words and read heart through my eyes. I leaned towards his face to kiss him back and I stopped. Mehul! I shouted and stepped back. Your face looks smelly. My cheek got a touch with yours. It's so rough. I won't kiss you until you get shaved. He laughed hard. Reetu, c'mon don't behave like a kid. It's our anniversary. Does my face matters more to you than my heart that loves you so much? 
Who said that, Mehul? I love you inside outside, you see.  I want everyone to like you outside because inside I won’t allow. I wink and get off the bed to get fresh and prepare breakfast. While I was making sandwiches in the kitchen he came from back and hugged me tight. He came closer to my ears and murmerd ‘I love you’. I had butterflies flying inside my stomach . This time his touch was soft. I tilted my face to collide our cheeks. I did it again to feel the magic of his touch that has kept me young even after 20 years of our marriage. You got shaved, Mehul?  Yes Reetu, though I wanted to keep it and be your man but that desire is not as strong as my desire to love you. And, we kissed again. This time with full passion.

This post has been written in response to a tag from  Green Speck
I would like to tag Someone is Special
This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette.


#WillYouShave - 2

It is our third year together in JUIT where life run chasing the semesters. From the very first day Ravi has been very kind to me. He is the only reliable friend I have made. The entire college runs behind him for his intelligence but I am an exception. I don't run behind him neither he does. We walk together. Proudly, like an epitome of friendship. The entire college fuss and spread rumors that Ravi and I are in a relationship. Well, this is something very usual and I care no damn about their babbles. Sometimes, I wonder why the hell I don't feel anything for this guy. He is an ideal man. Intelligent, decent, generous and well mannered. He has everything that I wish to see in my life partner. Many a times I had caught him looking at me in a different way. I am sure of his feelings. He hasn't said anything and I wish he never say. I don't want to hurt him saying a no. Last week he requested me to join him as his dancing partner for the carnival to which I disapproved to avoid rumors. He made a puppy face bending down his knees in the college canteen. Thank God, nobody saw him doing that. I had no other option except saying a yes and I did, for a friend who has always been there. I never had cared of his looks before the last week and I promptly said, 'Eew! that smelly beard. Ravi was surprised and embarrassed to have this comment from me. You don't like it? No, not at all. At least on the face my dancing partner. My last few words made him smile once again. Okay, I will get it shaved.
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Hey Sneha! He called me from back. I turned back and was surprised. My eyes transfixed at him with an utter amazement. Ravi? I can’t believe you could be this handome after a shave. You bowled me with your look. I love you.  

This post is written in response to a tag - Sulaiman Sait
I'd like to tag Someone is Special
This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

#WillYouShave or Not?

Do you want some tea? Deepti asked. She knew I caught her smiling secretly.
Yea sure, Deeps. Do not forget my favorite cookies. 
When I was sure she has got into the kitchen I walked tip toed to read the notebook she was blushing at. I flipped pages of the notebook quickly. There were some short stories and quotations written which Deepti had showed me previously but there was something new inside. That page, with so many pink color heart doodles and a peacock feather and gosh! it had a note written too. ''My Prince Charming, my future husband would be...'' I heard the sound of her footsteps and quickly kept the notebook on the desk as she had left. I didn't want to embarrass her that a little secret of her got disclosed just now. I plugged headphone to hide my excitement. ‘’A day without you is like a year without rain’’. Hey Deeps, are you in love? I asked her at once sipping cardamom tea and biting cookies. Love? Yes, I am in love with my dream hubby. She said with a smile and shine in her eyes. Ohhh, that’s sweet, Deeps! So, tell me he’d be like? He’d be handsome, tall, fair, royal and with a heart that love me more than anything in this world. And yes he shouldn't have a stubble smelly face.
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Neeraj was a scientist at JNCASR. He was rich and very handsome. He was way too frank and accepted he was in love with Deepti when he saw her in a photo. ‘’Sorry, but I am not ready to do marriage’’. She ran towards her room. Everyone was surprised why she disapproved such a wonderful proposal. I recalled our conversation. Neeraj had not only stubble but heavy beard. The reason was clear.

This post is in response to a tag by Someone is Special.

'This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette'.

Montu Ke Saath India Bolega

#AbMontuBolega Chak De India!
In the recent years India has stabilized itself as a productive globalized nation. It has double stripped itself with arms, emanations, progress in research and science, set up of multinational companies and many more things that makes it a 'modern India'. 

We feel proud of our country's success that has left almost no challenge unbeatable but that proud feeling doesn't stay longer as soon as we step out in the streets of India
On one hand India is known for it's equality in diversity, rich culture and tradition, food and spices, history and historical monuments on the other hand it is becoming a death trap because of increasing pollution. According to WHO's survey, out of 20 most polluted cities in the world, 13 are in India. How shameful is that! 

Cinema halls, multiplex, restaurants, shopping malls all of them are cleaned and well managed. We love to visit these places again and again because of their cleanliness and healthy environment but again the happiness is short lived. As we step out of those royalties on the road full of dust, household wastes, plastics, rotten eatables it gets hard to stand there among the houseflies, mosquitoes and tolerate the bad smell. Due to this diseases like cholera, jaundice, gastro, viral, incephalitis, dengue, malaria, etc. are getting widespread affecting millions of lives. 

The metropolitan cities of India are only privileged to have a routine cleanliness.If am not wrong, Seemapuri situated on the periphery of capital city Delhi is occupied by rag-pickers. Kankad baag in Patna has roads badly constructed with mud all around,Gumti number 5 of Kanpur seems to have no dustbins on roadside, Manduadhi in Varanasi is the filthiest place.The entire area has a bad smell of hens and pig wanders on the road. 

Everyday when Montu returns home after play his mom gets worried to see his dirty clothes, tangled hairs. She fear that her Montu might get infection playing in the dirty playground and thus, she order him to stay back at home but Montu doesn't understand this. We say, today's children are India's future but despite of education they aren't aware about protecting and preserving the beauty of our country. There should be compulsory lessons added in the school course about the importance of cleanliness, problems we are facing because of the increasing pollution and solutions along with the day to day preventive measures that would make everyone's participation at the individual level.

Who actually makes India polluted? 
Uneducated men circulated everywhere with their pushcarts for selling fruits,juice and vegetables peel off fruit's skin and throw on the road, cow dung on the roads makes it filthy but what difference we made being so educated and well mannered? If we can't raise our voice against people practicing activities like spIting paan masala ,gutka, smoking that pollutes the public places. We being well educated throw things without a second thought, we do care of our everything. At the personal level we have successfully made ourselves healthy and sanitized then why not our own nation?

We clean our homes then why not street, city, district, state and country? It's time to do something for our motherland, our India. We need to take up a stand and for this. Lets raise our voices to make a difference, to make our modern India ; a Swach Bharat. Don't be a silent spectator. Start it today right from yourself and encourage others to collaborate with Montu and make his voice louder and powerful.

#AbMontuBolega  Saare Jahaan Se Accha Hindustaan Humara

What #AbMontuBolega is all about? 
#AbMontuBolega in association with strepsils is a campaign that encourages to stand up and speak against anything you find odd or wrong. Do not limit yourself to your needs. See around and raise up your voice for others and you might get another voice for yourself. Do not hesitate. If Montu can dare then why not us? #AbMontuBolega  Kyunki Montu Ke Saath India Bolega



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Monday, November 24, 2014

Get Lucky With Lucky 6

For an amazing life, a successful career and a bright future we are told hard work is the only key to unlock the treasure of our happiness but putting our efforts at its fullest isn't enough. We need a bit of luck to change our fates. A luck that comes with a bag of surprises you always had dreamed of!

In India, there are many game enthusiasts and people who wish to earn instant money; many a times they indulge themselves in stock markets and face a huge financial loss or in illegal activities like spot fixing, drugs smuggling, jackpot, gamble and scandals that darken their future and lives forever whereas, some of us are interested but dare not participate in them.After all, everyone wants to make their all dreams come true.  

Lucky 6, a fat cat gaming is right here for you. You can earn a lot without investing a single penny from your own pocket. Confused? Is that possible in today's world where everything has a cost imprinted tags. Let me spotlight the exact feature of the game.

Playing games is always fun but what if it gets you win some awesome gifts, luxurious prizes and change your life to better all of a sudden. Curious? To start this Lucky go fun ride download the game on your android or IOS from http://fatcatgaming.com/ . You need to follow some steps (image)


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Once you've installed the app in your android or in IOS register yourself there and you are ready to use it. It's a lottery type game. The Fat Cat app gives you a wide range of national and international brands to choose like Infosys, Adidas, Air France, Amazon, American Express, Dabur, Colgate, etc. For more details about the brands you can check in dashboard

You have to select any 6 brands among them and sit back comfortably. For user's ease there are sections like my tickets; you can check the list of brands you'd selected along with the ticket number,date and score. Scoreboard shows the score you earned. How to play, guides those who are new to the game. Sharing increases more chances of your winning so share it as much as possible. Every time you introduce a friend who plays lucky 6 increase your chances of winning. Make sure they enter your nickname when they sign up.
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 It all depends on your luck. There is a countdown running (each week it starts on Wednesday when Japanese stock exchanges open at 05:30am IST and ends at 01:00 am IST, when US stock exchanges close)  after which the result is declared. If the stocks of the brands you had chosen see the highest gain on the game day, you win!. You could win from large cash prizes to luxurious holidays. 

This game can prove to be a revolution in the practice of lottery as it is an advance version of it. You need not rush to buy tickets, you need not do it secretly, no payment on buying tickets and no need to keep waiting for a long time. The results here are instant. 

Everyday a new game, your new turn. People with good knowledge of business, updated with brand's progress and companies can use their wits. Apart from this, unlike lottery it gives many a chance to win.  
Fat Cat gaming is user- friendly and has a fast efficient access. It doesn't take much time in loading like other games. Version 1.2 is with improved navigation for various screens and easily fixes the bugs. 
Luck in your touch, go and get it!

This review has been written for Fat Cat Gaming- Lucky 6  campaign in association with the contest at Indiblogger.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Help Finding Toilet For Babli

As a nation we are making progress with the advancement in technology, enriching economy, living standards and education. We are touching skies in this competitive era and accumulating all possible luxuries to live life at its fullest unaware of a serious issue to look upon and work over it. Toilet and sanitation are something we consider for granted because we haven't been deprived of it. It's sad to say that over 597 million people are still facing the problem of Open Defecation

The continuous practice of open defecation and lack of sanitation are proving to be the major reasons behind the rapid spread of fatal infectious diseases among the children and elders like cholera, jaundice, typhoid, hepatitis, etc. with such serious attacks leading to death of many people. Open defecation is a threat to girls and women for they have to wait until it becomes dark. Many a times while they're out at night for defecation they become a victim of molestation, being raped which suffers them psychologically and physically. Thus, deteriorating their dignity and individual progress. 

Women who give door to door service drink less water to avoid frequent urination which causes loss of water in their bodies. Holding on urine for a longer duration affects their digestion and damages their liver. Lack of toilets and lack of hygiene amenities are the reason for their feeble health and a rise in ailments. Defecation is a natural and an important process in our body. We can not stop it. An infant when takes birth she defecates at first and then a proper sanitation is provided to her for a healthy and infection free environment to grow.

 So, all I mean to say that we can not avoid it any further. It's a part of our daily activity and how can we imagine a nation developing with its people suffering with basic needs of hygiene amenities? 
Though the government has undertaken this issue lately but being an aware and sincere citizens we can not take our attention off it. We need and we must join these initiatives that are in the support of Need Of Toilets so that people in rural areas too can live a healthy and better life which they deserve.

Babli, a sweet and ever enchanting girl
So strong that she smile at troubles
But there is something inside her that hurls
Happens at any hour of the day's whorl 
When she's playing, studying or combing her curls
The moment her stomach aches she knows
She wants to defecate to control those inner chaos
The one in her stomach and another in her mind
She finds no toilet, no safe corner to incline 
She cries hard when infections incise her intestine 
Babli's screams are the voice of the people dying    
Let's show some humanity. Extend your hands helping.

Domex, a popular toilet cleaner brand is currently running the Domex Toilet Academy (DTA) programme.Domex Toilet Academy was launched on 19th November 2013. It aims to become a sustainable and long-term solution to provide sanitation that benefits the local community and helps stimulate the local economy. The Toilet Academy makes toilets accessible and affordable, while promoting the benefits of clean toilets and good hygiene. Their effort has resulted in bringing the change in the villages of Maharashtra and Orissa and they aim to build 24000 toilets by 2015 in rural areas faced with the problem of open defecation.

Join them at --- "You Click Domex Contributes" initiative at http://www.domex.in/. 
You can bring about the change in the lives of millions of kids, thereby showing your support for the Domex Initiative. All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on www.domex.in and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life.

This write up is an official entry for  ''#ToiletForBabli'' contest organized by Indiblogger in association with Domex.
Check out their official page at: http://www.domex.in 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Spotlight: Scorched by His Fire by Reet Singh


Scorched by His Fire
by 
Reet Singh 
The Blurb
 Mita Ramphul can't face another family set-up with a 'nice young man'. What she needs is to divert her family's attention so introducing the devastatingly handsome Tanay Devkumar as her new boyfriend is a stroke of brilliance. Until Tanay's scorching hot kisses threaten to shatter her plans for the perfect pretend date. He might drive her crazy, yet spending time with Tanay sparks a passion Mita never knew she had. It's only meant to be temporary, but when Tanay looks at her with that smoldering fire in his ebony eyes Mita can't help but surrender to the temptation of her fake boyfriend.
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Meet the Author
Reet has a romantic soul, partly genetic but certainly attributable to the romantic fiction she devours by the kilo. When she's not watching romcoms, or doing creative things with wool and a crochet hook, or playing Scrabble, she can be found in the kitchen putting together her 'world-famous' one-pot meals.Married for three decades, her prototypical tall, handsome, and sensitive hero-husband still makes her heart skip a beat. Writing about love and happy endings feeds her romantic soul; hearing from her readers thrills her.
Having a mother that read to her, she paid it forward, telling bedtime stories to her sons and nieces until they grew too old too fast. As a reaction to them growing up before she knew what was happening, she began writing for older children, and has published children's books on Amazon, for Kindle.
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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Book Review : The Hidden Letters... By Purba Chakraborty


The Blurb and The Book:
''The Hidden Letters...'' is a story of Anaya Chatterjee, a best selling author who discover writing is a medicine to her soul. She has a loving doctor husband who dots on her and her teenager daughter idolizes her as the world's best mother.She has a perfect well settled and a happy family.Despite of all these she lack inner peace. She is horrified by the nightmares of 'sins' she had committed in the past. Those ''Hidden Letters'' kept locked in her cupboard written by her cousin, Varsha long back. Presently a patient at a mental asylum in Kolkata. 

A secret kept since long haunts her to an extent that she find it so hard to hold anymore knowing well that the disclosure of secret might take away all her happiness and respect that she has gained over the years as a wife and a mother. Her husband and daughter might leave her and never ever forgive for her cruel act.She is determined as she finds a bit of humanity is still left in her.

 Will she be able be to justify the reason behind her deeds? Will she be able to forgive herself for the act she committed in the chase of her happiness? Will she be able to live at peace? and a lot of such questions continue...

My Views: The suspense begin right from the third chapter 'A Silent Storm'  and the same continues till the end. Once I started reading it I totally got engrossed into the story and kept it down after the four hours of reading until it was end. Purba has done a great job with all the characters and depicting their emotions. Crunch twists and turns will keep you glued to it. The story is moving and at no point I find it boring. At a first glance I didn't like its cover page but after completing the book I realized how perfect it goes with the story. In fact I count it as the best book I read this year. A must read, I would say.

About the Author: Purba Chakraborty is currently pursuing MBA in marketing from Kolkata. She is also a freelance content writer,magazine writer, blogger and the author of bestselling novel 'Waking in the streets of love and destiny'. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies.

Title: The Hidden Letters...
Authors: Purba Chakraborty
Publisher: BLUEJAY
Publication Year: 2014
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Genre:Fiction
No. of Pages: 189
Price: Rs 150
My Rating: 10/10

Dabur Chywanprash, My Immunity Booster

Children are the pride and joy of every parent and every home. Their laughter, naughty acts and over to that, their innocent smiles bring immense joy to every heart. Everyone wants to be with them to see their lost childhood in their activities, to play with them and smile effortlessly without a reason. Elders and parents bless their love and care and play a great role in upbringing of a healthy baby.

Unfortunately, those charms of a happy and a healthy baby weren't in me. A serious attack of pneumonia overtook me when I was five. It left an adverse effect on my body during my growth years. I often had cough congestion, fever, pale and weak body. My parents consulted to many doctors but all the remedies were with short-lived effect. It was really embarrassing and saddening for me that I couldn't play with my cousins who visited us and relatives used to discuss my health. 

Unlike other children I wasn't allowed to eat ice-creams, banana and other milk products because they act as catalyst in cough congestion. I used to have headache and so, was mostly resting on the bad. Daily dozes of hard antibiotics referred by the doctor were affecting my fragile body and thus, my digestion system used be disturbed almost every time. I remember, more than anyone else in the family Grandma cried on seeing her little five years old granddaughter struggling with health issues when other children in this age are filled with enthusiasm and activeness. 

She too tried her homemade remedies that helped me improve a little. One day, finally she called up Vedya ji at our home and explained about my constant suffering and how they're reluctant to continue antibiotics. The old man with grey hairs and yet a well built body immediately suggested Dabur Chyawanprash. He explained that it was my weak immune system that failed to cope up with bacteria and viruses in the environment despite of so much care. He told about herbs like Giloy and Amla and forty other natural ingredients it contains as an strong antioxidant that helps in strengthening the body's natural defence mechanism by stimulating Natural Killer Cells. 



He was right. The herbs and natural ingredients of Dabur Chyawanprash helped in regaining my immunity. My grandma gave two full spoon of it everyday and within four months I was back to a happy and healthy child. The lost happiness and joy in their hearts were back with my sound health. I gained weight and had pink chubby cheeks. Everyone who visited us adored me. Since that day till now when I am eighteen years old I eat Chyawanprash with the commence of every winter. I feel rejuvenated, warmth and healthy from inside. Even today when our relatives visit us they definitely mention about my health problems in early days. Then, Grandma caress me and confidently suggest to add Dabur Chyawanprash in theirs and their children's diet for the instant and efficient boost up of immune system.          
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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Spotlight: The Ekkos Clan by Sudipto Das

The Ekkos Clan 
by 
Sudipto Das
The Blurb
 "The Ekkos Clan" is the story of Kratu’s search for the killers of his family, his own roots and the mystery behind his grandmother’s stories.It’s the fascinating account of Kubha and the basketful of folklore she inherited from her ancestors. The eventful lives of Kubha and her family span a hundred years and encompass turbulent phases of Indian history. The family saga unfurls gradually, along with Kubha’s stories, through the three main characters – Kratu Sen, a grad student at Stanford, Kratu’s best friend Tista Dasgupta, and Afsar Fareedi, a linguistic palaeontologist.
Afsar hears about Kubha’s stories from Kratu in a casual conversation, but she figures that these stories are not meant to be mere bed time tales – they contain rich linguistic fossils and layers of histories.In a bizarre incident Kratu miraculously survives an attempt on his life. His sister and uncle had not been so lucky. Were these murders acts of revenge, or a larger ideological conflict connected to Kubha’s stories which conceal perilous secrets that should be suppressed?
Afsar, Kratu and Tista travel across continents to unravel the mystery of Kubha’s roots and the origin of her stories.At a different level, the novel subtly delves into the origin of one of the oldest civilizations of the world and the first book written by mankind.
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Meet the Author
Sudipto was born in Calcutta to a family which fled Bangladesh during the partition riots of 1947. He grew up listening horrid stories of the partition, something which he has used extensively in his debut novel The Ekkos Clan. He completed his engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1996. He lives in Bangalore.
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Media Mentions 
"A promising debut in the growing realm of modern Indian fiction" - Jug Suraiya 
"An Indian thriller inspired by Dan Brown & Harrison Ford!... fast-paced thriller, replete with murder and miraculous escapes" - Telegraph 
"If you are a history buff and a thriller aficionado, then [it] might just be the book for you" - The Hindu 
"A tale of the Indian civilization and culture... takes you on a roller coaster ride" - The New Indian Express 
"An interesting read for an afternoon... One feisty woman's partition story" - Bangalore Mirror 
"Should be read for its sheer aspiration and the intelligent handling of historical material" - The Sunday Guardian 
"Is essentially a mystery novel, but is grounded in a substantial base of research and exploration into our past" - newsyaps.com
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