Wednesday, 10 August 2016


Hey Everyone,
Last weekend, I sat down and decided to do some cleaning and organize things that were lying around here and there. I realized there were a lot of things and the task would be tedious and time consuming. Also, everyone in the family had gone out to visit a relative. The only other person in the house was my 8 year old niece. While I was thinking, what to do, where to start, she was busy playing some game on my mobile phone. With the pile of work in front of me, I really didn’t want to do it. But, that was not an option. So I asked my niece if she would like to help me. She gave me a dismissing look and did not say anything. “I will take you out for ice cream once we finish this” I said. Nobody says no to ice cream. Not the kids and not the adults. She quickly asked, “Promise?”
“Yes promise” I said hurriedly. An extra set of hands, even though tiny were better than having nothing.
“What do you want me to do?” came a quick question. “Nothing much. Just keep things where ever I tell you to. Also, would you like to make labels as we organize thing?” I said, quickly passing on the markers and blank labels to her. “I will eat two ice creams of my choice for this much work”, she said. “Drama queen” I nodded affirmatively.
And we began with the work. I must admit my niece though very young is smart and a very good assist too. We found so many things during the cleaning. Old photographs, my tazzo set that I had collected by purchasing the Cheetos snack that tasted horrible, old board games that were so much fun during the afternoons of summer vacations, some of my school notebooks and certificates and trophies won by me. She was listening to all my stories and also telling me similar stories about her vacations, school and friends. That is when we came across a certificate and a felicitation photograph. It was for my first ever win. A story telling competition conducted in school. I was in Jr. Kg and the story that I chose was – Fox and the grapes. It was nostalgic. Even today I feel really happy and proud for that one. It takes me back to how I practiced for a week with actions and everything to win this one. When I told her this, she said “Maasi same pinch. I win the story telling competition in school every year” “Oh yes, I remember your Mom telling us this” “But ours is a little different.” She said. “How?” I asked.
She explained that instead of telling them to prepare in advance, their school gives them a setup and a list of character and they have to weave a story around it. Impromptu. That really is interesting. But can kids these young really come with stories in a short time? I asked her to tell me one of hers. And then she told me about the one she told in last year’s competition. And trust me it was beautiful. Kids really are very talented these day!

With a similar concept Colgate Strong Teeth has come up with 4 packs that have interesting sea creatures & some trivia inside them. Kids can cut, play & learn and do the story telling by weaving their imagination together.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

How important it is for children to catch up on lost growth | Horlicks Growth+

Hey Everyone

Hope you are having a great weekend. I have been really tied up with work these days and hardly find any time to do anything :/

 Last Sunday, I was at my Aunt’s place. That is when I met Prathamesh. He is her house help’s kid. A very naughty and active child, running all around the house. Playing with him, I did not realize how 3 hours passed. It was only when we were both called to eat lunch did I realize how we ourselves become kids with a child around. And with all the running and playing I was actually looking forward to a hearty lunch. A lovely spread of a variety of delicacies. I took a little of everything. But when I see Prathamesh’s plate, it just had steamed rice with very little dal. I was astonished and asked his Mom why he would just eat daal rice with so many yummy options on the table. That is when she said he is a very picky eater. He eats very few things. Even for school lunch he only takes bread and jam. And that is when it striked to me. School lunch? Is he a school going kid? Doesn’t really look a day over than two and a half years. What shocked me even more is that he is around 4 years. How can a child look half is actual age. He is really lagging behind in both height and weight. And that is not a hereditary issue. Both his mother and father are of average body structure.

That is when I did some research and found out that there are many other kids like Prathamesh who are lagging behind in their body growth due to several reasons. And the regular diet is not enough for them. They need additional supplements. One such nutrition product that I came across is Horlicks Growth+

Horlicks Growth+ is a specialized nutrition product designed by international pediatric experts for children in age group of 3-9 years who are lagging behind in height and weight. It contains high quality whey protein with added nutrients that are known to enable children to catch up on lost growth. It has been clinically proven for visible growth in children in 6 months.

But when going for additional supplements for kids starting something you found over the internet is not wise. So I suggested she visit a pediatrician. She asked me I could accompany her. I agreed and we called up for an appointment with their pediatrician in the evening. We spoke to her in the evening. I shared what I had read on the internet. The doctor then explained the reasons and solutions to us. Also, she said there is no harm in starting with Horlicks Growth+

On our way back home, we bought Horlicks Growth+ and she has already started it for the kid. Hopefully, the product helps.
Have you ever come across a kid lagging in height and weight growth? What are the possible solutions to overcome this problem? Do share in the comments below.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Introducing DATSUN #rediGO

Hello Everyone,

Friday and a Yay! I have a great news for all the car lovers out there. Datsun has launched a brand new car for today’s ready to go generation– DATSUN REDI-GO. The brand calls it a unique fusion of compact crossover & urban hatchback, offering the best of both worlds.

The car boasts several features that makes it a go to car for me. I would surely love to take it out for a spin on the Mumbai roads. And what better place to test a car than the Mumbai roads. If a car can survive this, it can surely survive any other road conditions.

It has several impressive features that will surely make you want to get behind the steering wheel like 
  • ·         YUKAN DESIGN
  • ·         D-CUT GRILLE
  • ·         HIGH STANCE
  • ·         FUEL ECONOMY

Of these, the 3 features that I would really want to test drive the DATSUN REDI-GO are –

SPACIOUS OVERALL INTERIOR: Nothing puts me off about a car like a car that hardly offers space for movement. Especially when the travelling hours are more and once is going to be stuck in traffic. Also, when going for a road trip with a lot of people, having a spacious vehicle is a must.  So now everyone in the family can travel up to 5 people comfortably with an additional luggage space. More the people, more the fun. No more cancelling of plans because you cannot say no nor accommodate everyone.

5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION: If you are like me and hate jerks in controls, your prayers have been answered. DATSUN redi-GO’s 5-speed manual transmission promises smooth control and precise shifting for a more seamless response to the demands. Say hello to a smooth, fun and comfortable travelling experience.

SUPERIOR AIR CONDITIONING: If you are surprised that I choose this as one the 3 most important features, don’t be. If you have been in Mumbai, you will understand the reason behind my choice. Mumbai is warm and humid round the year, irrespective of the season. Also, all thanks to the traffic scenes, one ends up spending more time than required behind the wheels. So, it’s important that the ride be comfortable and fun. DATSUN redi-GO’s air conditioning has been specially tested and optimized to suit Indian weather to keep you comfortable irrespective of the outside temperature. Another USP of its air conditioning is that the integrated center AC vent distributes the air evenly to the front and rear seats. No more arguments on who will occupy the front seats now!

Datsun redi-Go surely promises - Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross - Datsun redi-GO - the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

Booking for the car are open. You can also book the car on Snapdeal now. I am pretty excited to go for a test drive. Are you? Also, let me know in the comments below, which of these features did you find most exciting.


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Peel-off Mask | Removes skin tan

Personal Care – Face Care – Peel-off Masks

Tan Removal Orange Peel-off Mask | Removes skin tan
Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Peel-off mask

What it does:

Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Peel-off Mask is an effective blend of the natural skin lightening extracts of Orange Peel and Honey which helps reduce skin tan from the very first use.

Orange Peel helps control melanin synthesis with the peeling action helping to remove tan and lightening skin tone. Honey soothes and moisturizes skin.

Key Ingredients:

  • Orange Peel effectively lightens the skin tone and can be very beneficial as it eliminates excess facial oil without damaging the skin. The Vitamin C and antioxidants present in Orange Peel work collectively on providing even-textured skin while acting as natural cleansers.

  • Honey contains superior antibacterial, probiotic, and healing properties and is extremely nourishing and hydrating.

Directions for Use:

Apply Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Peel-off Mask evenly over cleansed face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes. Allow the mask to dry for 10- 15 minutes. Gently remove the peel from the side of the face. Use once or twice a week, based on skin type. Do not apply on broken or inflamed skin. A patch test is recommended. Before using on the face for the first time, apply the mask in a 2x2 cm area on the inside of the hand below the wrist 24 hours before facial application. Follow the directions for use to ensure skin tolerance.

Himalaya Tan Removal Orange Peel-off Mask is available in 50gm and 100gm is priced at Rs 70 and Rs. 130 respectively. Available at retail outlets in your city and

Experience #MaybellineAtFashionWeek With Athiya Shetty In 360 Degrees!

Hi Everyone,

Experience the Maybelline Show at the India Fashion Week, even without physically being present there, sitting at home with our Maybelline girl, Athiya Shetty in an exclusive 360 degree video. 

Saturday, 16 April 2016 – The digital haven for shoppers!

Hey Everyone!!!

E-commerce has become a shopper’s paradise and for a reason. Life has become too hectic for you and me to visit brick & mortar stores, have an aggressive sales person breathing down our necks and what’s more go home and realize that what you’ve shopped, perhaps, in a rush doesn’t really fit the bill! 

That is how ‘Hoppingo’ came about – India’s first ever, ‘See-Commerce’ digital platform. No, Hoppingo is not just another e-Commerce site showcasing a range of products from across categories in the most innovative manner for you to pick and choose from.

You may ask, ‘Then what is Hoppingo’?

You may explore the many ecommerce sites in vain, because the more you surf the more confused you get.  This is where Hoppingo becomes the ideal interface between you, the buyer, and millions and millions of products showcased on various e- stores. Hoppingo delves into the depths of the myriad websites and showcases the most wonderful products to cater to buyers – all at one spot!  We do this for the love of showcasing the best to every e-shopper adding convenience, comfort and interesting options, all under one roof. All you have to do is – See.

And you can set your eyes on a range of products – all at one place!

Shoppers delight in visiting as many e-stores without realizing the mental fatigue they cause themselves. It is a haranguing experience. You tend to get attracted by the rich designs of some websites, their creative visuals and in the bargain get lost in the melee. At times, you may select and add products to your e-basket but never really buy them out of sheer ennui. Remember there’s Hoppingo to your rescue, keeping a track of what you like.
I’m sure you agree with me when I say that the one thing we all crib about is the ‘time’ factor in our lives but we at, take pride in the fact that we help you save time when it comes to e-shopping!

From classy and corporate to funky and festive,Hoppingo showcases awe-inspiring products in the most organised and detailed fashion. Our expert product curators not just help you navigate through products from myriads of e-stores, they also advice you on finer nuances of shopping online. See it, to believe it! Hence we say – India’s First See-Commerce Experience

The Best Online Window Shopping Experience Ever!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

#Colgate360GoldMornings | Good Morning To Gold Morning

Hi Everyone !!!

I am a kind of person who believes that how you start your day  almost decides how the entire day would turn out to be. A good start generally means it will be a good day and a bad start most of the times ends up in a bad day. Most of the time if not always. Don't you feels the same?

So I try to always wake a to a good morning. Colgate recently turned my good morning into a gold morning by sending in a lovely surprise one fine day#Colgate360GoldMornings.

So I thought why not share a few mantras to turn your mornings into a good morning.

  • Begin your day with a smile. The first time you look into the mirror, look at a smiling reflection of self. Sounds nothing, but trust me it really gives your day a positive start.
  • Brush your teeth well. Sounds silly right? But nothing freshens you up better than fresh mouth and a lovely smile.
  • Start your day with some workout or yoga or meditation. A happy soul resides in a healthy body.
  • Go for a run in the park. Start your day with some fresh air amidst nature.
  • Think positive.
  • Start a little ahead of time. Rather than beginning your day in a rush, start at your own pace.
  • Say good morning. Yes! these two words will actually make yours and someone else's morning good too.
These are few simple yet effective tips that make my morning good or rather gold morning. What are yours? Do share in the comments below.