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Come Alive in Melbourne

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I am a 33 year old doctor, an orthopedic surgeon to be precise. My hectic job profile does not mean that I am not entitled to have fun. I am a very lively person at heart and I live each day as if there is no tomorrow. Maybe that's why I fell in love with Melbourne, the world's most livable city right from my childhood.
I have been watching cricket since the age of 10 years. By watching I mean following and worshiping. My enthusiasm for cricket made me take up this sport professionally along with studies. I was in the under 19 cricket team of Uttar Pradesh during my MBBS years!! Well, love for cricket undoubtedly takes people to Melbourne, Australia and that's how I fell in love with this city for the first time at the age of ten years!!
When Indiblogger came up with this contest along with Tourism Victoria, my joy knew no bounds! Here's why I love this city and hence it would be a dream come true to visit Melbourne!


Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and the …

The power of truth

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I was always naughty as a kid. Not that I am not now; ask my wife and she would have myriads of anecdotes to affirm this. My mother always covered for my mischiefs as any typical mother would. However there was one incident which even shook her.
Being naughty did not mean that I was not sincere at school. It was not much of an option really. My elder sister who was very meritorious and  in the same school ensured that I never did something that would mar her reputation. She was three years senior to me and I finally got to spread my wings in tenth class when she left for medical college.
My school, St John's was a premier school in Varanasi. I used to stay in Ramnagar which was just across the ganges. Its a much smaller district than Varanasi. My childhood was pretty tough. I used to walk to the ghat in Ramnagar.From there a ferry used to take me across the river Ganges to Varanasi. Again from there I had to walk to my school. As I grew up I became more serious and res…

The blooming of a flower

After years of holy matrimony, a stork finally visits the couple. They have been trying to conceive for 10 long years. Call it medical breakthrough or God's blessing, the wife finally got pregnant. After nine months of nurture they were blessed with a little angel.

We as kids , realize very less how precious we are to our parents. Materially we do. When it comes to bullying them to get a tab or a playstation, we can easily go on a hunger strike because we know that our parents cannot bear to see us hungry. If our parents can sacrifice so much for us then why can't we fulfil their meagre expectations?

With dating taking a new turn in new age India, pre marital sex is no longer a taboo. But according to me its a complete No No! Call me conservative or outdated, I would always condemn pre marital sex.
Some say that only smart dudes and sassy girls are capable of having glamorous relationships and hence pre marital sex. And if you want a virgin partner, you either have to marry an u…

Teddy Travelogues

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I love traveling. This may come as a cliche but I AM AN ardent traveler. And I had started travelling since the age of 2 and a half years. Recently I came across Teddy Travelogues and went down the memory lane. I have documented my travel diaries since I was a kid and this is such a brilliant idea of Club Mahindra!

My daughter is nine months old. I love traveling with my wife but now that we have a family, we plan to conquer the world together! My daughter had her first stint with traveling a couple of months ago when we went for a short break in Purvanchal during the Diwali holidays. Our base was at Varanasi and from there we traveled to Rajdari Devdari falls, Vindhyachal and nearby places. This was our first trip together and I enjoyed every bit of it!

Our first concern was the 16 hour long train journey from Delhi to Varanasi. My daughter being very naughty and restless made our 16 hours seem like a week. Later as we deboarded the train our lives became easier as we traveled around. …

HOW TO PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY

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My wife had a verbal pact with me that we will be going to at least two exotic destinations in a year.
Our first was Mauritius, followed by Malaysia, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand and very recently, Philippines.

  Every trip gave me lots of experience and confidence to plan my future vacations.

 Here I share with you my method of holiday planning. This might help other tourists; at the same time your expert comments can help me to improve myself..

STEP 1 : Work out your budget
                                              For some, travelling is passion, for some its a necessity. But for most of us its a way to relax ourselves. Its very important to know the range that your pocket permits you.

STEP 2 : Make a wish list : 
                                             Since childhood we dream of visiting several places. Recollect all those dreams. Believe me you would be going to fulfill them sooner or later, if not today. Define yourself what exactly you are as a traveller- a backpacker, a vacat…

Parachute Advansed Body Lotion - Bring Back The Touch

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It was a busy Monday morning. Sophia was up at 5 like every other weekday. She had to prepare breakfast for her two kids, her husband and herself. She also had to pack lunch. Her husband and her two kids Srita and Shraddha were still sleeping. She usually wakes them up after an hour before they leave for school at 7. As for her husband Ranveer, he leaves for office at 9 along with her.
Somehow today Sophia was not feeling well. No, she was not sick, it was something else. She had been working nonstop since the past 10 years and taking care of her girls and husband. But somewhere deep down, she needed some pampering herself.
The love story of Sophia and Ranveer goes back to their IIT days. Both brilliant students, they were attracted to each other from day one. They were the hottest couple in the entire college. They both got placement in big MNCs after they passed out and eventually tied the knot after a couple of years. They were very passionate in their relationship but …

My 24K dream home with PORCELANOSA

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Home sweet home. No matter to which social strata a person belongs, home is always sweet to him. Big or small, luxurious or basic, bungalow or a jhuggi, a home protects us from everything. The place we live is not a house; its home.
As our income increases, our demands too. Our demands may not be necessities. No wonder, there is immense happiness in the little unnecessary necessities of life. We always dream of living big; a house is the first big step to king size living; a place which we call home.
I have been fond of the Mediterranean region since I saw the pictures in childhood. The blue, white and teal theme is so much calm and visually appealing. Their kitchens and bathrooms too look so sophisticated and beautiful. I had always dreamt to decorate my home in this theme. And now, its no longer going to be a dream as 24K living has brought Porcelanosa into India. Porcelanosa was born in a little village of Mediterranean where even kitchens and bathrooms scream beauty! This brand has …

#ToiletForBabli

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Since time immemorial, India has been the land of contradictions. On one hand we are the inventors of zero, the land of medical miracle Ayurveda (science of life), the land of surgery pioneer Susruta. Whereas on the other hand we have shown social backwardness like sati (widow burning), dowry, purdah system ( veil system) to open defecation. The irony is that while a typical Indian daughter in law (in rural areas) is supposed to conceal her face and remain oblivious to rest of the world, she is supposed to attend nature's call in the open. How is that justified?
A female's dignity does not lie only in her clothes; it depends on her behavior too, to a very large extent. Our Indian society believes that modesty lies only in a women's attire. They forget that females meed to be respected too; remaining behind veils alone does not give her the 'respected' throne. If the society expects her to behave coy, then it should be in every sense.
 The first Indian toilets were bu…

A healthy child makes a happy home #ImmuneIndia

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I have been always fond of kids. The first baby of my life was my nephew, my elder sister's son. Since my sister has been the apple of my eyes, her son automatically became my darling. I have watched him grow from a wriggling infant to an eight year old handsome boy. But these years have not been a cakewalk. During these years, he has fallen sick so many times. Those periods have been the toughest of my life. Being a doctor myself, I tried to find out ways that would keep infections at bay. I digged into age old traditions of Ayurveda and found out Chyawanprash and honey are the secret ingredients to healthy life.
Then I remembered that my mother used to feed me Dabur Chyawanprash everyday in the morning. That time I was unaware of its benefits. I used to enjoy its taste. Now I understand why I could refrain from catching cold in winters (while my classmates used to snuffle and sneeze all the time). As I became medically educated, I learnt that Dabur Chyawanprash contains rare In…

Oozing sunshine, Mesmerizing beaches, Adventure sports, Never-ending deserts.... OMAN A DREAM HOLIDAY....

Oozing sunshine Mesmerizing beaches Adventure sports Never-ending deserts
A beautiful country at the junction of the gulf of Oman a Arabian sea, is one of the fast growing tourist destination, as well as for jobs for Indians.
Getting Visas The Royal Oman Police is the authority for issuing visas. To get the latest and updated information on obtaining visa to Oman, please visit their website below: www.rop.gov.om/english/dg_passport_visas.asp
Oman Embassy India EP 10 & 11, Chandragupta Marg Chankyapuri 110021 New Delhi India Phone+91-11-2688-5622 +91-11-2688-5623 Emailnewdelhi@mofa.gov.om
MUSCAT,  the capital of Oman is a big modern city which pampers you in all sense. There is daily flight from Delhi to muscat which will cost you between 20000 to 22000 rupees as return ticket. Muscat is the one of the greenest city of the middle east is is rightly called "Arabia's jewel”. This city is a blend of the old and the new.The city has retained its old-world character. Old Muscat has a quaint charm ab…

PURANA QUILA.... OLDEST FORT OF DELHI

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FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF POORANA QUILA
ØIt is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and,  the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi
ØIt's located at the site of the legendary city of Indraprastha, that was founded by PANDAV on the banks of perennial river Yamuna,
ØIt was rebuilt by the Afghan king SHER SHAH SURI,
Ø  The Fort was supposed to be unlucky for rulers who occupied the site; Humayun, Sher Shah Suri, and Hemu all had but relatively brief tenures ensconced there.
ØHUMAYUN  died following an accidental fall within the fort complex at Sher Mandal
ØHEMU’S rajyabhishek (coronation) as Samrat was held at Purana Qila in Delhi.
ØAfter being killed in battle of panipath, HEMU’S body was placed in a gibbet outside Purana Quila in Delhi to terrorize the native Indians (Turk-Afghans and Hindus) by the mughals (Akbar and Bairam khan)MONUMENTS IN PURANA QUILA
ØQila-i-Kuhna Mosque
ØSher Mandal
ØKairul Manzil
ØSher Shah Suri Gate or Lal Darwaza
ØKairul Manzil.



















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