Tuesday, 31 May 2016

My Journey To Become An Author

Two weeks back, one of my favorite bloggers and author of Metro Diaries, Namrata (popularly known as Privy Trifles in the blogosphere) invited me to write a guest post for her blog. She told me that she would love to have my journey to become an author.

The idea seemed great and it was amazing to reflect on my journey and see how far I have come with all the learning, setbacks and appreciation. 

"It always feels so good to recall all the moments that made up my journey of writing. Thank you, Namrata for giving me this lovely opportunity to talk about my journey to become an author. Today, if anyone asks me to describe my journey in one word, it would be “enlightening”. By that I don’t mean that it has been a smooth and easy ride. Well, it is a blend of many beautiful, magical, healing, frustrating, distressing and enriching moments.

At one point of time, we all choose a certain path to connect to our inner self. Some do it through meditation or prayer. Many do it through travelling. I feel that when I write, I can connect to my soul the most....."

You can read about my entire journey here: Guest Post: The Writer in me by Purba Chakraborty

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Friday, 27 May 2016

Various Types of Rangoli Designs

Ethnico is a great website for ethnic design inspirations. You can find beautiful Rangoli designs, Mehndi designs, makeup tutorials and ethnic wear in their website.

Rangoli is a very popular artwork in most Indian families. Different types of rangoli designs are created to embellish the house in religious occasions, weddings and festivals. It is strongly believed that Rangoli brings good luck and prosperity to the home. 

The origin of rangoli designs is from centuries before. Many people say that our scriptures had references of beautiful rangoli designs. However, over the centuries, the art has changed to a large extent and now there are various kinds of rangoli designs that people make to adorn their house in auspicious occasions.

Rangoli is known by various names in different parts of India such as Alpana in West Bengal, Kolam in Tamil Nadu and Mandana in Rajasthan. A rangoli design is generally drawn with lime stone powder or chalk powder. Rice flour was traditionally used for creating rangoli designs as it acts as food for birds and insects.

Simple Rangoli Designs

If you are a beginner and you are interested in adorning your house with some beautiful rangoli designs, you can try out some of these simple rangoli designs for religious occasions such as Diwali.

If you are looking for beautiful rangoli designs for weddings, you can try out this pink rangoli.

Peacock Rangoli Designs

Peacock rangoli designs are extremely popular because they look so beautiful. If you are good at drawing, then you must try to create a beautiful peacock rangoli in festivals and religious occasions such as Krishna Janmashthami. Do not forget to use appropriate colors for the perfect effect. Here are some peacock rangoli designs that will surely inspire you. 

Carpet Rangoli Designs

For weddings and festivals, you can also create carpet rangoli designs in your home. Carpet rangoli designs look beautiful in the living room. Here are some beautiful carpet rangoli designs that you can try.

Acrylic Rangoli Designs

Many people also prefer to embellish their house with Acrylic Rangoli or ready made rangoli, Here are some beautiful Acrylic Rangoli designs. 

The next time, you have a festival or a religious occasion at home, you can beautify your living room or the entrance of your house with one of these rangoli designs.

Note: All the images have been sourced from the website of Ethnico.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Extraordinary Picnic

We all are little gypsies
Searching our long, lost home
On this vast, capacious planet;
The beautiful, ambrosial home
That we have left behind
In the last life
In the form of a place or a person.

Moments of perfection
Occur startlingly in life,
When we find our lost home
And our vibe attracts our tribe
Amid the green paddy fields
Or perhaps under the misty rainbows.
Then, a thousand bells tingle in our soul.

It is some extraordinary picnic,
Where the sounds of laughter
Erupt from the kernel of our existence,
Where the soul smiles and shines,
Pancakes taste like chocolate muffins;
Abundance of hilarity and jauntiness
Enlighten us to live.

-Purba Chakraborty

Linking this poem with Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Picnic

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Friday, 20 May 2016

Peace (Poetrython)

This Tuesday, the word prompt in Twitter Poetrython was Peace/Sukoon. In Twitter Poetrython, the poets are given a word prompt and they need to instantly write poems surrounding that word within 9-10 pm every Tuesday. 

Out of the half a dozen micro poetry that I wrote on peace in twitter, I am sharing two of them. 

Space Between the Words

The end of her search

Also check out: Mother [Poetrython] | Tradition [Poetrython]

Writing these free verses instantly is kind of a poetic exercise that I love to practice every Tuesday.

You can also participate in the Twitter Poetrython every Tuesday from 9-10 pm by following the account @KaafiyaPoetry and with the hashtag #KaafiyaMilaao

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Trendy Cat Eye Sunglasses from is an amazing American owned and operated online retailer of eyeglasses for men and women. They have a wide range of eyeglasses and sunglasses that can surely give a new touch to your personality. They have the perfect glasses for every face type. 

They constantly aim to provide the highest quality glasses at an affordable price. They deliver eye wear to customers in more than 45 countries. It is the best place if you want to buy fashionable glasses online

The prescription sunglasses of that I am wearing here is Giselle Cat Eye-Red with brown tinted lens. Since I am extremely fond of cat eye frames, I absolutely fell in love with it. The same type of cat eye sunglasses are also available in blue and purple.

What I liked the most about the Giselle Cat Eye sunglasses is that it looks effortlessly stylish and trendy. It has comfortable and flexible spring hinges. It gives an effortlessly smart and chic look.

The Giselle Cat Eye sunglasses are the perfect choice for women who want to stand out from the crowd. The material of the glass is acetate. It is sturdy and durable.

The sunglasses have an anti-scratch coating. It is enclosed in a protective case and is accompanied with a microfiber cleaning cloth. 

The best thing about is that they have an option to enter prescription if you need prescription sunglasses. So if you have eye power, you don’t have to worry at all. You just need to enter the prescription and you will get your custom made prescription sunglasses.

You can also choose the tint of your lens. They provide a variety of options in the lens color such as yellow, pink, purple, blue, gray and brown. is the ideal destination to shop for online eyeglasses doctor quality. You can find glasses of various shapes such as cat eye, oval, round, wayfarer, aviator and rectangle. You can choose between rimless, semi-rimless and full frames.

If you are thinking to get yourself a new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, you should definitely check out their amazing range of products today. They are generously giving the readers of Love, Laugh and Reflect a 50 % off on their eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded). All you need to do is use the coupon code GSHOT50 to avail this offer.

Sunglasses are a must have in this scorching summer. So happy shopping and stay trendy!

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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Short Stay Services offered by Stay Pleasure all over India

Here is some amazing news for all travel enthusiasts. Stay Pleasure, which has extended its services all over India is now offering amazing short stay services at an affordable rate.

What is Stay Pleasure?

Stay Pleasure is a great portal where people can locate the perfect place for short stays anywhere across India. For people who are constantly on the move, Stay Pleasure works as a boon for them as they provide plenty of comfortable and affordable accommodations other than hotels. Whether it is a business trip or a holiday trip, travelers can find the perfect accommodation in Stay Pleasure at an affordable price. 

Short Stay Services

The best thing about Stay Pleasure is that they offer standardized short stay experiences to travelers at an affordable and unmatched price that you won’t get anywhere else. At the same time, they don’t compromise on the luxury of their clients. They try to give their clients a memorable and relaxing travel experience.

Stay Pleasure can assist you in finding the best accommodation according to your budget and other needs. They make the process of finding accommodation across the country simple and easier. They take special care to provide the best quality short stay services within the industry.

They have tie-ups with leading online directory site, which helps them to list out the best housings in major metro cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru. They try to make your travel experience beautiful, memorable and hassle free.

You can easily book your preferred accommodation right from your desktop after going through the comprehensive information given in Stay Pleasure.  

The best portal for booking your accommodation

The portal of Stay Pleasure is very user friendly from where you can choose your preferred short stay accommodation. You need to first choose the property that suits your budget and other needs, check if it is available for your desired travel dates and book it online.

The booking process is quick, easy and simple. From beach houses to farm houses to bungalows to service apartments, you can choose your preferred short stay accommodation at affordable prices from Stay Pleasure.

The short stay rentals that you can find in Stay Pleasure are about 30% cheaper than hotel rooms of the same standard. Moreover, all the short stay rentals are fully furnished. They are designed to provide comfort and luxury to the travelers.

Stay Pleasure aims to provide all their guests with peaceful and harmonious moments. If you need a short stay, Stay Pleasure is the best portal for booking your accommodation. You will surely have a soothing and refreshing experience on booking your short stay accommodation from Stay Pleasure.

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Friday, 13 May 2016

Mother [Poetrython]

This Tuesday, the word prompt in Twitter Poetrython was Mother/Maa as it was the Mother's Day week. In Twitter Poetrython, the poets are given a word prompt and they need to instantly write poems surrounding that word within 9-10 pm every Tuesday. 

Out of the half a dozen verses that I wrote on mother in twitter, I am sharing a few of them. 

In Two Different Worlds

Candle of Hope

Synonyms in Thesaurus

You can also participate in the Twitter Poetrython every Tuesday from 9-10 pm by following the account @KaafiyaPoetry and with the hashtag #KaafiyaMilaao

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Enjoy motherhood with The Little Shopper!

“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind”~ Howard. W. Hunter

The Little Shopper is a great destination that aims to make the transition of a woman to a mother memorable and beautiful. It is a great, curated marketplace where you can find the best of Indian and International baby, kids and maternity brands.

The e-commerce platform of The Little Shopper sells high-quality handpicked brands for babies, kids and moms. The top brands that you can find in The Little Shopper are as follows:

·       House of Napius: They specialize in radiation safe maternity clothing which helps mothers stay happy, fashionable and secure during the time of pregnancy.

·       Toffyhouse: They specialize in cute and adorable clothes for babies and kids.

·       Zeezeezoo: This is a brand that sells artistic, crafty and quirky kids wear. The products of zeezeezoo are comfortable and they have the typical desi flavor.

·       Little West Street: They specialize in cute quilts and bumpers for babies.

·       Andy & Evan: This is a brand that sells cute bow ties, knit ties, jackets, blazers and denim pants for kids. 

·       Como Tomo: They have a wide range of high quality teethers and feeding bottles. They are crafted aesthetically.

·       Kidology: This is a brand that sells fashionable kids’ clothing and accessories, many of which are designed by top designers.

The Little Shopper has taken special care to curate their collection so that mothers and would-be mothers don’t have to spend hours looking for quality products for their kids. They also have a great collection of summer fashion for kids.

To make the lives of mothers easy, The Little Shopper regularly updates their blog about informative articles on pregnancy and parenting. They have experts who provide mothers and would-be mothers with credible information on all issues surrounding parenting and pregnancy. They have an amazing blog on parenting.

The Little Shopper is truly the one stop destination to all parenting needs. It has helped my cousin, who is a new mother immensely with everything she needed to know about motherhood and also in shopping for her little one.

It contains great information written by experts and the perfect products that you would need. You can buy high quality products for yourself and your baby from their store. You can also follow their blog for great tips and suggestions.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, The Little Shopper is running a special offer for the month of May. Everybody who signs up in the website will get free cash voucher worth 3000 INR. So if you are a mother or a would-be mother, do not forget to check out The Little Shopper today.  

Embark on this beautiful journey of motherhood with The Little Shopper!

Note: The images are sourced from the website of The Little Shopper

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Friday, 6 May 2016

Tradition [Poetrython]

I love to participate in Twitter Poetrython. Every Tuesday, the poets are given a word prompt and they need to instantly write poems surrounding that word within 9-10 pm. 

This Tuesday, the word was Tradition/Riwayat and out of the half a dozen verses that I wrote on tradition in twitter, I am sharing two of them. 

Tradition of every poet!

New Moon to Full Moon

You can also participate in the Twitter Poetrython every Tuesday from 9-10 pm by following the account @KaafiyaPoetry and with the hashtag #KaafiyaMilaao

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Noise and Music

The perplexity
Of untamed chaos
Asphyxiated her;
She could find
More and more noise
Wherever she looked for
Melody and Euphony.

A wood-note caressed her ears
From the faraway woods
She walked in that direction,
Letting the music of the forest
Nuzzle her chaotic mind
The tweeting birds, the rippling lake
The wild wind rustling the eager leaves.

The noise and the music merged
Just like day coalesces with night
In the bosom of evening;
In that moment,
She discovered peace.

-Purba Chakraborty

Linking this poem with Poetry Pantry #300

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