Thursday 28 December 2017

Embellish your house with beautiful paintings and wall arts

Are you wondering how to give a brand new look to your house in this New Year? Paintings and wall arts can transform your home into a beautiful artistic paradise. If you appreciate and admire art, investing in some beautiful wall art will be the best way to revamp your home in the New Year.

Plain walls look boring. Adding a painting to your wall would not only make the wall look colorful, but will also give you great aesthetic pleasure. You will feel peaceful, gazing at the piece of art after a hectic day at work. Wall arts are also extremely in vogue these days. Instead of plain painted walls, more and more people are opting for designer walls as they enhance the charisma of a room.

Paintings and wall arts of various designs are available in 
the market. Online shopping has made it convenient to shop for the best paintings and wall arts. Websites such as Craftsvilla has an amazing collection of wall paintings. Most of them are inspired by great artists and painters of the bygone era. If you are fond of the vintage stuff, you would love these paintings. You can also find wall arts of various contemporary, classic and modern designs.

This beautiful Radha Krishna framed wall art can beautifully enhance the décor of your living room. It will grab the attention of guests visiting your house. The divinity and beauty of the wall art will let your guests know about your rich taste in art and make you feel wonderful.

You can also opt for this gorgeous Rajasthani lady playing the sitar framed wall art for your drawing room, especially if you love music. This wall art will tell your guests about your interest in music and arts. It will give a brand new look to your drawing room and will make you feel harmonious after a long day at work.

Instead of paintings, you can also embellish your drawing room or bedroom with this beautiful Rajasthani handcrafted elephant design appliqué wall hanging. The intricate hand embroidery and the vibrant orange color of the wall hanging look beautiful. It will definitely impress your guests. If you are fond of handmade art, you should invest in this embroidered wall hanging.

If you are looking for something exquisite, you should go for this gorgeous Jodhpuri Kundan work wall hanging that has a Lord Ganesha painting in the middle of it. This wall hanging is made of marble stone. It will beautify your drawing room and add a royal feel to it. Your guests cannot help but admire the artistic brilliance of this wall hanging. The gorgeous Kundan work and the string tassels at the three corners increase the beauty of the wall hanging.

These are just a few recommendations for you. Craftsvilla is known as the largest online ethnic store in India. Therefore, indulge in Online Shopping on Craftsvilla after exploring the wide range of beautiful wall paintings and wall arts on the website. Choose the ones that will match your style and taste. Give a new look to your house this year with some gorgeous piece of art. Give some life to the dull walls with the help of paintings, wall arts, and wall hangings. Let this new year be aesthetic and fulfilling for your soul.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Picasso

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Thursday 14 December 2017

Shop for beautiful Silk Sarees via Video Calling

The wedding season is here with all its glory and you must be busy with shopping. After all, who doesn’t want to grab the limelight in a wedding function and flaunt her ethnic best? If you want to make heads turn this wedding season, you should opt for a beautiful silk saree that will make you look glamorous. Silk sarees for wedding are in vogue and this trend will never be outdated.

G3+ Fashion: The Perfect destination

It is a tedious task to choose the perfect silk saree that will make you look like a diva as there are so many options. Therefore, the most important thing is to choose the perfect destination for shopping silk sarees. G3+ Fashion is a beautifully designed website where shopping for silk sarees is a different and a rewarding experience. Are you wondering why? Well, this website gives its customers the luxury to shop via video calling. Doesn’t it sound unbelievably exciting?

G3+ Surat has a collection of the most mesmerizing and dazzling silk sarees. If you want to look your ethnic best at a wedding, reception, festival or an office party, you should buy sarees from this fashion-forward and trendy website. Apart from silk sarees, you can also get printed sarees, georgette sarees, party wear sarees and premium sarees.  

Rich collection of silk sarees

The silk sarees are available in a variety of colors and designs. The collection of silk sarees in G3+ Fashion are from different origins in India such as Kanjivaram silk sarees, Banarasi silk sarees, and Patola silk sarees. They also have designer silk sarees with beautiful hand embroidery.

This beautiful navy green silk saree that is perfect for a wedding or reception party has intricate thread stonework. You will look like a glamorous diva wearing this saree on the wedding of your sister or best friend.

If you prefer vibrant colors, you can opt for this ravishing magenta satin silk saree. The thread mirror work of the saree and its vibrant color will make heads turn at the reception party. Get ready to get showered with compliments.

Shop via video calling

Although there is no doubt that the collection of silk sarees in G3+ Fashion is praiseworthy, what makes it the perfect shopping destination is the facility of video shopping. G3+ video shopping is a very simple process. You need to first prebook your appointment to shop online via Skype or Facetime Video Calling. The timings are 8.30 am to 10.30 pm from Monday to Sunday. Once you have booked your appointment, you will be able to shop on G3+ fashion through video calling.

You can see the collection of silk sarees on Skype or Facetime. It will help you in making the right choice and will also give you immense satisfaction in shopping. When you choose a saree from the collection of pictures posted on a site, it might not give you that satisfaction. But when you check out the saree through video calling and then decide to buy it, the process is very fulfilling.

If you have never done shopping via video calling, try it today. Head over to G3 fashion website and book an appointment. You will have a beautiful experience shopping for the silk saree that will make you look like a diva at the upcoming wedding party.

Friday 24 November 2017

Peppery Broccoli Pulao ~ An Iron-rich dish (Recipe)

Every foodie looks for a dish that is both healthy and delicious. I believe we should always have food that is rich in essential vitamins and minerals. And if we know some cool recipes, we can prepare some really tasty dishes with healthy ingredients. 

There are so many people who suffer from iron-deficiency. During my college days, I remember suffering from iron-deficiency anemia due to the poor choices of food that I made. It is a well-known fact that every second woman in India suffers from iron-deficiency. If you have pale skin, weak nails that break away easily, feel tired most of the times and suffer from frequent hair fall, you must know that you are iron-deficient. Iron-deficiency reduces the stamina and energy of a woman to a huge extent. She is unable to work for long hours, which results in serious social, economic and lifestyle consequences in her life. 

There are various iron-rich foods such as spinach, broccoli, raisins, beans, oats, lentils, beetroot, almonds, methi, brown rice, whole wheat bread, eggs, chicken, and fish. You must incorporate these food items into your daily diet so that you don't face iron-deficiency symptoms. 

One of my favorite vegetables is Broccoli because not only it is a superfood with several health benefits, it is also delicious.Therefore, recently I cooked a new dish with Broccoli which I named "Peppery Broccoli Pulao". If you love fried rice, pulao and biriyani, you will surely love this dish too. It is healthy, spicy and tasty. 

Ingredients Required to make Peppery Broccoli Pulao

-Basmati Rice
- Mustard Oil
-Green Chili
-Bay Leaf
-Black Pepper Powder

Steps to make Peppery Broccoli Pulao 

-I have half-cooked the Basmati Rice in pressure cooker beforehand.
-Heat the pan with oil
-Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf. Cook till you get a beautiful aroma. 

-Now add chopped onion, grated ginger, and green chili. Saut the mixture gently over low flame.

-When the onion becomes translucent, add broccoli florets, finely chopped carrots, and peas. 

-Now, add black pepper powder to the mixture and mix well. 

-Now, add the half-cooked Basmati Rice and mix gently. Add salt, water and give it a final mix. 

-Put a lid on the pan and let the pulao get cooked on low flame. Add a little ghee at the end for extra flavor.  

You can garnish the peppery broccoli pulao with coriander leaves and green chili. It is best served with Dum Aloo. 

If you also have an iron-rich recipe, you must take part in the iron-rich recipe making contest by Livogen (the number 1 iron supplement) and get a great chance to get featured in Femina, the leading women's magazine as a Celeb Chef. Top 3 winners will win vouchers worth 20,000 INR and the next 7 winners will win vouchers worth 5000 INR. You can check out more about the contest at

So, what are you waiting for? Grab this opportunity to show your culinary skills. And don't forget to incorporate iron-rich ingredients into your daily diet to stay fit and healthy. Try the "Peppery Broccoli Pulao" recipe and let me know if you liked it. 

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Saturday 18 November 2017

Benefits of Air Purifiers

One of the biggest concerns of people these days is the rising air pollution. All classes of society are facing a lot of problems due to poor air quality. Research has shown that the air quality of our homes is even worse than the air outside. And this is why it is important to have an air purifier at your home. 

People need to understand one important aspect regarding air purifier in India. It is not just a luxury, but also a necessity. Especially in the northern parts of India, the levels of toxic impurities in the air have increased to an alarming extent. As no guaranteed solution is available, it is extremely important to keep the indoor air pure. It will make everyday living a lot easier. 

The quality of your indoor air often goes unnoticed because people think pollution occurs only in the open areas. There are various factors that contribute to the air pollution in your home such as formaldehyde, asbestos, inadequate ventilation, etc. Therefore, it is essential to address these factors at the right time before they create health issues in your family. Choosing air purifiers for home is a smart choice as it not only improves air quality but also keeps your family members healthy. 

Let us look at some of the most important benefits of air purifiers:

1. You get clean, healthy air: The first important benefit of having an air purifier at home is that you will get clean and healthy air. Air purifiers are technically designed to remove microns from the air, rendering it 99.9% dust free. 

2. Helps people suffering from asthma: Some air purifiers are designed in such a way so that people suffering from asthma gets relief. These air purifiers purify the air by removing particles causing allergies and other impurities that cause an asthma attack. 

3. Eliminates smell: Air purifiers can eliminate any smell present in the air such as medicinal odors and heavy cooking smell. They are also known to suck up second-hand smoke. Therefore, air purifiers are effective in removing cigarette smoke. 

4. Protects furnishings: Air purifiers keep your home beautiful by protecting furnishings, preserving room decor and reducing maintenance. They can also reduce fire hazards from heating equipment in your house.  

Thus, you can see that there are various benefits of air purifiers. 
There are various types of air purifiers available. Choose the best air purifier for your home. As air purifiers can clean the tiniest particles in the air, they are great for keeping your family healthy. If you are suffering from allergies or asthma, you must get an air purifier in your house. Livpure air purifiers are designed to suit all your needs. 

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Friday 10 November 2017

A Letter to Broken Promises

To Broken Promises, 

There was a time when I believed that promises are meant to be kept. I was under the impression that when people promise something, they do it with the kernel of their existence. They mean every word they say with the intention of retaining it. I believed human beings are defined by the promises they make and keep. 

It has been only a few years when I realized that promises are nothing but shallow words, said in order to fool or extract something from you. They are governed by the fickleness of the human mind and they have nothing to do with the human heart. Once the realization dawned on me, I could count the number of broken promises and strangely, feel no resentment towards the people who broke them. 

Something that is governed by the mind, has no chance of permanence. Isn't it? And so, my dear broken promises, I hold no bitterness towards you. You made me comprehend why memories always weigh more than promises. Although this is not a letter to memories, I must tell you that had you not been there, human beings wouldn't have clung to their suitcase of memories like a homeless person who has lost everything in a calamity. 

Being a writer, I deal with words every single day. I play and romance with words when I am putting them on paper. But while talking to a person, I take care not to use words frivolously. I believe if you truly love and care for someone, there won't be the need of making promises vocally. You can do that in your heart and try your best to keep it. 

Dear broken promises, you taught me to use words in all conscience. You taught me to look beyond words and peep into the intentions concealed beneath the words. You helped me understand that some things break, not because they are fragile, but because they are already broken from the first minute, the only difference is that the cracks have been cleverly camouflaged. 

And finally, it's because of you I believe in living in the moment. Just like seasonal changes, human intentions keep changing and with that, the promises they had made once. I would never let you take the life out of me; instead, I would let good memories fill the hole that you puncture in my heart. 

Thank you for making me wiser, stronger and more compassionate!


A girl who no longer believes in promises

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Sunday 29 October 2017

Here’s how Cashify helped Rhea arrange our reunion party!

My school friend, Rhea invited me and several other friends of our 2008 ISC batch to a grand reunion party at her house this month. She stays in Mumbai and we met after about four years. The party was amazing and all of us enjoyed to the fullest. I couldn’t believe that Rhea had thrown such a grand reunion party for all of us. 

“Thanks for the party, Rhea. It was so generous of you to spend so much from your hard earned money for arranging this party.” I said before leaving her house.

“Nothing like that! There was an old Samsung smartphone of mine that was rotting in this house. I got my hands on the phone and voila! I arranged this party.” Rhea said with twinkling eyes.

“What are you talking about? You managed to get enough money by selling off your old smartphone. I can’t believe it.” 

“All thanks to Cashify!” Rhea beamed.

“Now, what is Cashify? I tried to sell off my old phone so many times, but the deals are so bad that I wish to donate it someday.” I muttered.

“Okay. Let me share with you my story!” Rhea said.

Rhea: “It was a beautiful autumn evening
When I was busy with house cleaning;
It was then I noticed my old Samsung phone
Abandoned by all, to a corner it was thrown;
The phone was in a good condition
Selling it off became my mission;
I planned to throw a grand reunion party
If I have some cash handy.”

Me: “Wow! Then, how did you try to sell it?

Rhea: “I posted a status on my social media sites
Mentioning about the phone and its highlights;
But no one seemed interested
I could see my plan getting canceled.
That was when a guy messaged me
His interest in the phone brought some positivity;
I decided to meet him the next day
Without wasting any time at the nearby café."

Me: “What happened when you met him?”

Rhea: “He looked decent and I was hopeful
I wish I had been careful;
We exchanged pleasantries and I showed him the phone
He looked at it and told me I seemed very familiar and known;
I smiled without knowing what to say
He said he was interested in buying the phone that very day;
I was overjoyed and thanked him
When he asked me out for dinner with him;
I left the café, visibly upset
Denying his offer and request."

Me: (Laughing) "That was hilarious! What did you do next?"

Rhea: “I decided I have to forget
My plans of selling off the phone via internet;
Luckily, I met my cousin that evening
Everything changed after that meeting;
She introduced me to Cashify
The ideal destination where people can sell and buy;
I selected my device and got the best device price
Cashify arranged a free pickup after I accepted the price.”

Me: "Wow! This sounds so cool. I haven’t heard of such a useful website where you can sell off your old smartphone so easily. So, did you get paid finally?”

Rhea: “Instant Cash was handed to me
At the time of pickup which was free;
I was delighted when I got the cash
I arranged the reunion party in a flash;
You must check out Cashify to believe my story
It will make you happy and let you never worry
#CleanUpCashOut with Cashify
To all your smartphone selling woes, now say goodbye!”

After hearing how Cashify helped Rhea arrange our reunion party, I couldn’t resist myself from checking out this website. It is so simple selling off your old gadgets on Cashify. You just need to select what you want to sell. If it is a mobile phone, you have to first select your device. 

After selecting your device, you need to answer a few, simple questions. You need to state if it is possible to make and receive calls from your mobile phone. Then, you have to carefully choose the functional or physical problems of the cell phone to get the accurate price. Next, you have to select the accessories of the phone that are available. Finally, you have to select the mobile age and choose the appropriate condition of your phone from the list given.

You will get the device price as soon as you answer these simple questions. Thanks to Rhea, I could also sell off my old phone through Cashify at a decent price. So, what are you waiting for? I am sure you too must have a few gadgets languishing in your house that is just adding up to the clutter. Go to Cashify right away and sell off your old gadgets. Use the coupon (CLEANCASH) to get additional 250 INR on the sale of your gadget. Doesn't it sound perfect?

#CleanUpCashOut with Cashify this season!

No hassles, no woes!
Say hello to Cashify and goodbye to all your worries!

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Monday 16 October 2017

When a bibliophile tries to sell her old Blackberry!

I always believe in having a clutter-free home. Therefore, before every Diwali, I try to get rid of all those things that are no longer serving me. I donate a few things to the needy and sell other useless stuff.

Now, before smartphones made us crazy and dependent on them, I had a number of phones with QWERTY keypad. I especially loved my Blackberry during that time, but after I got my first smartphone, I realized my Blackberry no longer served me. So, I decided to sell my old Blackberry with QWERTY keypad before Diwali. I think the year was 2014.

At first, I told my younger cousins that I am ready to sell my Blackberry and if they would be interested in buying it. I was initially hopeful as they were really eying my phone, but their responses were extremely discouraging.

Cousin 1: Please Di. This is my birthday month. Gift it to me.

Me: I am trying to sell this.

Cousin 2: I will give you all my Harry Potter books in return of the phone.

Me: Um..that sounds good. But you only have the first 3 books. Are you trying to fool me?

Cousin 3: I don’t need this phone. Dad will gift me a smartphone if I score 80% in my board exams.

Me: Such a demanding kid you are!

The conversation with my cousins went nowhere. I understood that I have to think of something better to sell off my Blackberry.
I knew it would be useless trying to sell it to my friends as all of them had smartphones. I decided to list it on sites from where I can sell it. As my Blackberry was in a good condition, I quoted 3000 INR and listed it on the selling websites. I waited for sellers to contact me, but even after 10 days, I got no reply.

So, I reduced the price to 2500 INR and then waited. Finally, a seller messaged me and told me he is interested in buying my Blackberry at 1200 INR. His negotiation infuriated me. I was not at all ready to sell my Blackberry at such a low price of 1200 INR.

Finally, I thought to take help from my friends. One of my friends wanted to buy it for her sister. I was relieved and told her I am ready to sell it at 2500 INR.

“I have a better idea.” She said.

“What?” I was curious.

“You are a crazy bookworm and I am a book hoarder. Why don’t you take 10 of your favorite books from my library in return of this phone?” She said with a twinkle in her eyes.

I was speechless at her proposal. The fact that even after trying so hard, I cannot make any money selling off my old phone pinched my heart.

“It’s actually a perfect give and take offer. I need your old phone for my sister. And you want many of the books that I have in my library. Think about it.” She continued, looking at my crestfallen face.

She guided me to her library. As I looked at her enviable collection of books, my heart leaped with joy. I selected 10 books that I always wanted to own- books by my favorite authors, Paulo Coelho, Nicholas Sparks, Jhumpa Lahiri and Dan Brown.

I gave her my Blackberry and finally returned home with the 10 books and a toothy grin.

After that incident, my father tells me that I am a disaster in selling off my old gadgets. Well, he is right, but he cannot say that to me anymore! Why? Because, now I have Cashify, where selling used mobile, tablet and iPhone is so easy and completely hassle-free.

So, if you can also recollect one such failed attempt at selling off your old phones, you should immediately check out Cashify. For the lovely readers of my blog, I am sharing a Coupon Code (CLEANCASH). If you use this coupon code when you are selling your gadgets, you will get an additional 250 INR on the sale of your gadgets.

So, what are you waiting for? #CleanUpCashOut this Diwali!

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Thursday 21 September 2017

5 must have short kurti for this festive season

The festive season has arrived with all its glory, when all of us want to look our ethnic best. Whether we opt for sarees or salwar suits or kurtis, we basically want to sport a gorgeous look that will make us stand apart from the crowd. Short kurtis look extremely trendy and fashionable. They are very much in vogue these days. Super comfortable and stylish, you can wear the Indian tunic with your favorite denims, leggings, palazzos or long skirts, depending on your choice. Let’s look at the 5 must have short kurti for this festive season that will make you look like a diva:

Embroidered short kurtis

Look gorgeous and chic this festive season by wearing bright embroidered kurtis with zari detailing. They look elegant and beautiful. The side slits and short button placket give it a fashionable look. Team it up with palazzos in contrast color and high heels to make heads turn this festive season. Accessorize the look with beautiful danglers. For a boho-chic look, you can experiment by teaming it with a flared long skirt.

Embroidered short kurtis are available in a variety of colors and designs. The material is a blend of cotton and polyester. 

Floral print short kurtis

Floral print looks good on all women. It looks feminine and lovely. If you love floral prints, you can add a beautiful floral print short Indian tunic to your wardrobe. They are available in both bright and pastel shades on Myntra, the best destination for the fashionista in you. You will definitely have a great time online shopping with Myntra this festive season.

The mandarin collar, three-quarter sleeves and the short button placket give these floral print short kurtis a stylish look. Team it up with palazzos of your choice and oversized earrings to look gorgeous.

Printed layered A-Line short kurtis

If you are looking to wear something that will make heads turn, you can opt for printed layered A-Line short kurtis. They look unique, trendy and extremely fashionable. The sleeveless beige-printed tunic has a short button-and-loop placket and an asymmetrical hem. It is accompanied with a green round neck inner.

This layered tunic will definitely grab attention of people when you hit the streets. The material is polyester. Team it up with ankle-length jeans, high heels and over-sized earrings to look gorgeous this festive season. 

Printed short kurtis

You can find a wide collection of beautiful printed short kurtis in Myntra. They are available in such beautiful colors and prints that you can’t resist adding them to your wardrobe. Printed short kurtis in bright colors like royal blue will make you look stunning. The blue-woven printed tunic with small embroidered detailing, side slits and three-quarter sleeves will give you a charming look this festive season.

Team it with your favorite denims, wedges and jhumkis to make a fashion statement.

Printed high-low short kurtis

Printed high-low short kurtis look extremely trendy and fashionable. It will enhance your fashion quotient and make heads turn. The mandarin collar, full button placket and three quarter sleeves give it a fashionable look. However, the thing that makes this kurti stand apart is the slit on the front.

Team this stylish apparel with your favorite palazzos, high heels and gorgeous earrings to make a great fashion statement this festive season. 

These are just a few recommendations. Head over to Myntra to explore a wide collection of short kurtis that will make you look chic and fashionable. Enjoy online shopping today with Myntra and give your wardrobe a new makeover. 

Note: The images have been sourced from the website of Myntra
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