Showing posts from 2017

Its all about English Vinglish!

If you have ever travelled abroad, especially Europe or South America or South East Asia, you must have faced language problem. We Indians used to have a notion earlier, that its mandatory to be fluent in English in order to explore the world. However this concept is wrong as half of the world does not even speak English! In Europe, except for the United Kingdom and Switzerland, people hardly know English! Each nation has their own mother tongue and they are very happy in keeping themselves restricted to their culture. The situation is similar in South America as well as South East Asia. In all, there are a very few English speaking nations in the world; the major ones being United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada and of course India! Yes, India..the country where English is a foreign language is spoken the most.
So why the obsession with this alien language? Mandarin is the maximum spoken language in the world followed by Espanol and then our very English. If the Chinese and …

Book Review: Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD : The Return of Damayanti

For a reader who is fond of reading thrillers, this book looked quite interesting. I mean I am used to reading Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot and hence I got excited when I received this book by an Indian author, Nisha Singh. This is the second book in the Bhrigu Mahesh PhD series. I have not read the first one but am particularly happy that I got to read this one.
The novel is quite lengthy as its a 400 plus pages book (432 to be precise) but not for a single moment you would feel bored. I, for instance finished the book pretty fast as I was too curious to get to the bottom of this mystery!
The story is set in Krishna Dwar, a fictitious town in North India which is a popular pilgrim spot (as the name suggests). Bhrigu Mahesh is an ex Policeman turned private detective who works with his friend Sutte. The relationship between them bears an uncanny resemblance with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Sutte fails to read between the lines unlike his genius friend. He is called for help by …

Yougraphy: Immortalize your memories!

How many of you love taking pictures/ selfies? I guess almost everyone! I am not into the selfie obsessing category but I am a freakingly obsessed photographer. Partly because I am a blogger and majorly because I love to capture all the beauty around me. I am fond of documenting every bit of our travels and hence that justifies the humongous amount of data on my computer. Now how many of you actually turn your digital possessions into print? I bet only a handful!
 My family has a knack of keeping photo albums. Heaps and heaps of them. However since the past five years, our travels have been extensive and hence the digital overload but no prints! The reason is very simple. No time to take them out in a pen drive and go to a studio. Suddenly all this looks so tedious; ain't it? Here comes the role of #Yougraphy by Canvera! Canvera is an excellent venture by HP which is a one stop destination for all your photo needs. The best part? You don't have to leave your laptop/home for even…

Formal Dresses for Summer

Time for a fashion post again! I hand over the blog to bonafide fashionista DocDivaTraveller for some summer inspiration! Hola Fashionistas! With summers in full swing, it time to revamp your wardrobe! Summers mean staying outdoors more. After all what is the advantage of rising temperatures if we plan to stay inside? Summers are meant for parties; more and more parties. Some parties are flirty and informal while others require a stricter dress code. Its easy to get carried away and heap up your wardrobe with just sundresses and swimwear. The wardrobe needs to be balanced with a fair number of formal dresses too. Now these kinds of dresses are not very easy to find. Or if you do, the prices are not right. Here comes my role. Like every piece of fashion advice I give on this blog, I would like to introduce to a website which has a fabulous range of formal dresses at prices hard to resist! Welcome to Formaldressaustralia
This site has a wide collection of formal dresses ranging from short…

Hot Right Now: Hand Spinners

You know what is raging hot at the moment? Hand spinners! With stress levels reaching new heights everyday, hand spinners are here to stay. They are the perfect way to decompress yourself. You can take them anywhere, fidget with them anytime. No need to click a pen, or restlessly shake your legs.
So why do you need a hand spinner?
It not only combats stress but also helps to fight Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and fidgetiness.
Its lightweight and easy to carry. Fidget with it anytime, anywhere.
Perfect accompaniment in parties.
Suitable for children too.
Its a  funny decompression toy suitable for birthday parties, costume parties, etc.
Keep your hands busy and your mind clear.
There are so many hand spinners on the market right now that it has become quite a task to choose one of them. So why own one? Buy as many as you like! Each a different characteristic, which makes it a must have. Below I am listing some of my favourites.

The spinner itself is grey, …

How to combat stress?

In this tough world, we are often caught up in so many things. Targets at work, conflicts in personal life, low self esteem...And the list is endless! There are so many things that people resort to combat stress: yoga, meditation, warm baths, kick boxing, etc etc. However no matter how much you want to concentrate, your stress seems to distract you elsewhere. Often one finds doodling or restless feet. Lately I have found a unique way to combat stress and fidget positively: Hand spinners!
Hand spinners are the latest innovation to distract yourself. One can spend endless hours spinning it; totally engrossed in its designs and lights. There are so many hand spinners in the market right now; each offering something unique from the other. Here I am listing five of my favourites:
Its a plastic fidget spinner with an emoticon game turntable. A funny combination of life, choice and phobia disorder. Easy to carry, fiddle with it anytime, anywhere.
This one is a six ball metal finger gyro fidget …

Gearing up for summers!

Time for some fashion dose! I handover this blog to bonafide fashionista Docdivatraveller!
With summers in full swing, all we can think is to go for a vacation! And summer vacay calls for an impeccable wardrobe. So here I am listing some absolutely 'must haves' for your next trip. Believe me the heat enables you to wear any damn thing. But I have tried to focus on mainly three things which are absolutely indispensable for this season.
There are thousands of online shopping destinations. But to find 'the one 'is quite a task. Everyday I am scouring the net to find a website which has cute outfits at excellent prices. And today again I scored a jackpot and would like to share with you. is an excellent site where you can find all the trending summer wardrobe essentials at throwaway prices.
Now coming to the staples:

A dress is a must have this season. A flirty and feminine dress with preferably floral prints screams summer like no other!

Playsuit Romper:If you are a …

The ultimate stress buster!

Recently the hand spinners are so popular around. Its a very positive way to beat the stress. You can channelize your stress or anxiety by fidgeting. I find sammydress has so many amazing hand spinners with good quality and reasonable prices! More importantly, they are all Free Shipping!!! Click here to see:

There are 7 hand spinners in the video, which one do you prefer?

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Must Watch: House of Cards Season 5 Premiere

Does politics intrigue you? I bet it does! Whether you try  to be a party neutral person or an extremist, politics is an integral part of life. It governs not only our country and the world but our lives in fact. And when politics is brought on the screen, it becomes all the more mind boggling!
Everyone loves a political drama. And when the drama involves none other than the first country of the world: United States, we become bound to leave everything behind to savour it. Among all the political dramas I have watched so far, House of Cards happens to be my favourite. And tomorrow seems to be lucky for me as well as all the HOC fans out there, as a brand new season is premiering!
Frank Underwood is coming to India with the television premiere of House Of Cards Season 5 on Saturday, 3rd June, 5 PM onwards, only on Zee CafĂ©!”
House of Cards has been baffling right from the beginning. The previous four seasons have been woven with suspense, treachery and nerve wrecking drama.

A brief recap …