Indian Weddings and the Joy of Shopping for Outfits

The family was very excited. The news of a cousin getting married reached us and it was an opportunity for us to be a part of the celebration. Indian weddings are surely grand events. Multiple ceremonies, colorful decorations, meeting people, and of course dressing up in fine Indian clothes- weddings in our country is a grand spectacle. With barely a month left for the wedding, we had just about time to get all the outfits in place, and deciding what would be more appropriate for each of the ceremonies. With a full time job, packed schedules and two school going

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SEAMO- South Asian Mathematical Olympiad- an Interesting Platform to Expose Young Minds to Maths

We do live in a competitive world, don’t we? And in such a world, do you want to give your child that competitive edge? Then here is an Olympiad with a difference. The SEAMO- SOUTHEAST ASIAN MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD- is an interesting platform to expose young minds and identify mathematical talent, by giving creative challenges. The Olympiad provides competition at the highest level, though in a friendly way. SEAMO provides resources for students of various levels to hone their problem-solving skills and to prepare for more challenging competitions in the future. Background of SEAMO SEAMO is a concept originating from Singapore.

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Postcards from Goa- with Akbar Travels

“Once a year go somewhere you have never been before.”- Dalai Lama I consider travel to be a way of life. You are awake; you eat, go out, see new things, meet new people and explore the culture. Travel is not about just reaching your destination, it is an experience. What’s a better holiday destination than our very own Goa! As Delhi sizzled at 45 degrees centigrade, it was time to plan a trip to one of the most beautiful states in India. Goa, with its pristine beaches, heritage, culture and some fantastic food, is the perfect getaway, especially if you are

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The Subtle Art of Choosing a Saree Blouse- Most Trending Blouse Neck Designs

It is no denying that the Indian saree is the most elegant piece of apparel. A well draped saree can actually accentuate a woman’s beauty and give her that perfect look, irrespective of what the occasion is. And the life line of every saree wardrobe is surely the blouse. Gone are the days of the simple plain Jane blouses, with either a round or V neckline. Today, the design of the blouse, the fit and its necklines are very important to give a saree the perfect look. A smart, well-tailored, aesthetic blouse can do wonders to women’s comfort and confidence.

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Winning over those cold Russian days- I am More Indian Than You Think!

The wind was cold and harsh. Despite the heavy jacket, it seemed to cut through every muscle of my body. As the snow fell on the cobbled streets of Moscow, I cursed myself for having volunteered for the eighteen month long assignment, in the capital city of Russia. Much to my mother’s displeasure, I had packed my bags, knowing very well the temperature in winters could touch as low as -15 degrees centigrade!!! As I stepped out of the Domadevo Airport, armed with the one Russian phrase I knew- здравствуйте (“How are you?”), the gargantuan city of Moscow, simply took

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Welcome Summer with Bumchums Range of Casual Wear

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock Summer season brings with it, vivid memories of my childhood- of carefree and fun days. They were days of zero responsibilities, of running around, irrespective of the blazing sun or the sweltering heat outside. Summer days are a joy, and they still are for me. The desire to go back I would want to go back to

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Data Recovery and Protection on the Occassion of World Backup Day

It’s World Backup Day!  Data loss can happen at any time. So, World Backup Day is a day set aside to remind us to back up files and protect our data, if not regularly, at least once a year- on 31st March! A back up is essentially a second copy or a reserve of your files/ data that’s most precious to you. There’s nothing more traumatizing than losing your data. And in today’s digital world, there are a hundred odd ways where one could lose their data. My Blogging Journey  “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” —William Wordsworth.

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Pick that Perfect Apartment in Jaipur

Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan, is culturally rich and one of India’s finest cities. With a great heritage, the city attracts millions of tourists every year. Today the pink city is considered as one among the ten mega cities of India. No wonder the real estate market in Jaipur is flourishing, with all the infrastructural development the city is witnessing, and its proximity with the capital city of Delhi. Jaipur is situated on the Delhi- Mumbai Highway, and the city boasts of a well-planned road and railway network. The city is a part of the golden triangle with adequate education, hospitality and

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Medical Store Embarrassment?

Noticed how buying condoms is often a nerve racking and uncomfortable experience for many? It does seem quite surprising, considering the fact that, it is the step forward towards being responsible and practicing safer sex.  But then, how could I forget, we belong to a country where sexuality is always behind closed doors, and one seldom displays the minutest possibility of having any inclination. No wonder, people mumble, fumble and whisper, to buy that pack of condoms. The medical store drama I was at a medical store recently, and as I stood waiting to be attended to, my eyes caught

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Ten Fashionable Women’s Wear For Indian Parties

Slaying a party is not everyone’s cup of tea, whether it is a traditional wedding party or a rock and roll birthday bash. Women don’t take any such parties lightly and represent themselves in the best possible outfit to look gorgeous, smart and attractive. Find listed 10 of the most popular, trendy, and fashionable party wear for women. For Traditional Parties Sarees Indian Sarees are the most popular outfit for a traditional party like a Wedding reception or family function. The variety and material you get to choose from are massive which make sure that you will get your favorite one.

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Real Estate In Mumbai – With roofandfloor.com

When it comes to investing in real estate in Mumbai, most people feel skeptical about getting the best value for their money. This is because, the real estate industry in this city of dreams has for long been overshadowed by various by the unrealistic prices sought by developers. In fact, despite the city boasting of a phenomenal increase in the number of new projects being developed across all budget ranges, investing in a decent residential or commercial property is often beyond the reach of an average investor. Thankfully, the scenario has been changing over the past several months in favor

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Jaago Re- It is Time to Pre-act not React with Tata Tea

As I sat casually switching channels, sipping warm tea on a lazy Saturday afternoon,  the television flashed one of the most compelling and hard-hitting advertisements of recent times. Tata Tea is back again with its trademark “Jaago Re” campaign. And this time around the brand has brought into forefront what is essentially known as pre-activism, urging consumers to pre-act and not react to prevent social crises. Pre-Activism- Isn’t it the need of the day? If this term had to be laid out in a simple form, it is nothing but a sort of awakening, to learn and finally find an

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New Cars in Philippines From Tata Motors

Tata Motors’ vehicles have been in great demand in the Philippines since 2014. The low cost of ownership and availability of diesel vehicles makes the cars, utility vehicles and cargo vehicles an integral part of the country’s transport sector. Philippines- an archipelago in South-East Asia has one of the most beautiful terrains. Wonderful beaches are just part of one of the world’s longest coastlines. Over a hundred ethnic groups, with a mixture of foreign influences, there is a fusion of cultures here. In this beautiful country, Tata Motors offers commercial vehicles and brand new cars in Philippines, at great prices. Users

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The Magic of Warmth!

“A soldier doesn’t fight because he hates what is in front of him. A soldier fights because he loves what he left behind.” – Unknown It was for the third time that we had to cancel our planned vacation. The bags lay half packed on the bed, as I looked up at his stoic face. His eyes said it all; the vacation was not going to happen for some time to come. I didn’t utter a word the entire day. It’s overwhelming indeed! From the time of the Great World Wars, there have been abundant discussions and dialogues’ describing what life

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Cashfat Most Trusted Cashback Website in India

According to Wikipedia, “A cashback website is a type of reward website that pays its members a percentage of money earned when they purchase goods and services via its affiliate links”. So amidst all the hassles of demonetization, lies a way for shoppers to make that extra buck on their purchase. This is with the use of a cash back site. The concept of cashback sites in India Users of cashback site in India can stand to get back rebates, for their purchases at specific retailers. Sites vary on what form of cashback rebates they offer their users. Some programs

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Weight loss with Truweight-Review

Heard of Super Foods? Surely, it is a commonly trending word, and if you are those health conscious individuals or, are in a weight loss mode, it’s definitely not a new term. Consult any nutritionist and he could well give you sermons on the advantage of including these in your daily diet. Garlic, blueberries, spinach or grains, technically a super food is one that is nutritionally dense, and hence considered to be good for one’s health. They are mostly plant- based but in recent times, dairy and fish have been included too. Super foods, entered my life, when I was desperate

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#Investshield- A New Investment ULIP by CHOICE Life Insurance

Until some years back, the insurance market was ruled by the simple and straight forward, term and endowment plans. With the opening up of the sector, buying a life insurance policy came up with more options in the form of Unit linked Plans. Primarily insurance policies, Unit Linked Insurance Plans (ULIP) provide protection and also help accumulate wealth. USP of ULIP What sets ULIP apart from the traditional insurance policies is its ability to blend investment and insurance in one single plan. In a ULIP you get to invest in the capital markets, as per your risk profile, through its

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Zee TV Celebrates Friendship with Yaaron Ki Baraat Show

ZEE TV brings to its audience a unique show called Yaaron Ki Baraat. This fun-filled show would begin airing on 8th October at 8 PM. The first episode would bring together celebrity buddies Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrugan Sinha. Yaaron Ki Baraat would be hosted by Sajid Khan and Riteish Deshmukh who would put celebrity friendships through a series of challenges and tests. The theme of the show sure did get me thinking about a dear friend of mine. They say the most valuable antiques are old friends. And “Piku” is one such friend. Our two years in IIT Kharagpur, was where the friendship

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This Durga Puja 2016 Get That Total Makeover of Fashion & Hair with the AlterMirror App

    I admit today. My sense of fashion and style is wretched. Oh well! Before you do get me all wrong, I shall make one thing clear. I know how to keep my clothes clean and ironed. Yet when it comes to dressing and styling, I just don’t seem to get it right. To me, my clothes and looks must represent my personality, saying who I am without having to speak a word.  They would need to give that first impact, of the individual that I am. In my 30 odd years of existence on planet earth, I have found

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Kuppies it is- For the Love of Brownies

“Fabulous is health, happiness, home and cake….” Childhood memories are some of the most precious keepsakes to hold dear to your heart—especially as you grow up. And I feel that one of the best thing, to tie up our past- the dear sweet memories, is food. A few weeks ago I attended a birthday party of a friend. Noticing the brownies that were displayed on the table, my hostess – a woman in her late thirties- and I suddenly launched into reminiscences about the cakes that we ate in our childhood. They were those yummy brownies that were baked by

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