Diwali is just around the corner and Diwali shopping for many is a ritual that is practiced year after year. But for some like me, this Diwali is extra special because it's going to be Aryaa's first where she is going to be dressed up in her Indian best to celebrate the festival of lights. I have left no stone unturned to shop for her this year and my partner in crime has been Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale that gave me the best deals I could get!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Having been born and brought up in Mumbai, this city is really close to my heart. It's vibrant and the buzz and energy that this city possesses is unbeatable in this country. It's a melting pot of cultures and I love this city for the life it has given me. This post is about the fun video that we shot to encapsulate a lot that I love about Mumbai - different area, different spots, shopping lanes and places by the sea that I hang out at often and what makes this city what it is. I'm going to show you all this through selfies taken by the Asus ZenFone Selfie.
Friday, October 23, 2015
I clearly remember my first day of college - a new life, new friends, new clothes and a brand new pair of Converse to guide my footsteps for what would be a new chapter in my life. Those Converse I still have - a pair of Chuck Taylors that is my prized possession even today. It's gotten really worn out but it still keeps my memories fresh, which makes it a part of me and my life now and has got defined by the moments we spent together. As Converse tells us - Every new pair carries a powerful message: This is your blank canvas waiting to be filled, ultimately becoming a unique celebration of your true, authentic self thus 'Made By You'.
Change is the only constant in life and change is only for the good - something that I believe in totally! Something that a well known brand also believes in and has made a huge change to their product offering for the better - A hair care brand and they have gone a step further and who gotten themselves a new brand ambassador who is currently taking Bollywood and the fashion world by storm! So let me spill the beans for you - Livon has changed! It’s now the next gen Livon Serum with a new, ultra-lightweight formulation. Designed for today’s women who do not believe in compromising on either hair beauty or hair health, this product gives you fabulous looking hair while protecting it from damage. Livon’s first brand ambassador, none other than the Queen of Bollywood and youth style icon, Kangana Ranaut is leading this change and it seems to be a pretty good change!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Being the hair colour fanatic that I am, I don't need reasons to colour my hair. I loveeee the feeling of colour in my hair and sometimes the time gap between colouring sessions is even as less as 2 months. I do not colour to cover my greys cause they haven't popped out yet, but if that is the reason why you guys think I regularly colour my hair then :P:P:P. For me, it's all about a new look and colouring my hair is the easiest way to have a makeover for oneself. Loads of you are petrified to colour your hair due to the various myths present, and also in some cases, colours in the market that tend to be so harmful that they spoil your hair completely. Hence it is always necessary to do the research well, and go in for a good brand and a good salon to get your hair colour done.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved in a big way in India over the years and since the CSR law came into effect on April 1, 2014, the entire scenario in this country has changed much faster for the better. Vodafone, the world's leading international mobile telecommunications company, with equity interests in 27 countries and partner markets in more than 40 countries is a key CSR player in our country. With the establishment of the Vodafone Foundation in India in 2007, it confirmed then and keeps up even today with the group's commitment to invest socially in the countries where it does business. Vodafone believes in 'Mobilising the community, mobilising social change.' The Vodafone Foundation in India harnesses the power of mobile technology to deal with some of our most pressing challenges relating to education, health, equality and access. They focus on 4 areas - m-women, m-education, m-health and m-agriculture, and tie up with charities, development agencies and the community to drive social change. ‘World of Difference’ is their unique employee engagement programme that focuses on disaster relief and implements.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
I love the shape of my body. I think I am lucky to have a pear body shape which means my torso and upper body is smaller than my hips with a defined waist. However I too tend to crib at times about my heavy hips and thighs(it's human nature so it's not odd to do that) but overall I prefer my body shape to other body shapes. Body shape plays a huge role in how an outfit will fit you. Whether you wear a size S or a size L, it's not just about your size but also about your body shape which determines what suits you best. So while something may look really good on someone, it could make someone with a different body shape look really shabby. Some people are aware of this, but the others keep only size in mind as brands do not provide the information on fit and what will look good on you. The ignorance is mainly because consumers are not educated by the brands with the requisite information on body shape and fits, as brands tend to provide information only on sizes. Hence in India being size 0 or XS/XXS is such a huge aspiration for most young girls who just let size determine their thought processes. My advice - be fit, know your body shape and dress accordingly and you don't really need to be bothered about your size because end of the day you can't change your body shape how many ever sizes you try to drop. In a lot of cases, your body shape and bone structure will never let you become a size 0 how many ever sizes you try to drop. A little secret I am letting you in on - I felt the most unhealthy when I became a size 0(since I am petite, I could achieve it), and a size 2 and a size 4 not only felt better but mentally made me feel healthier and fitter too :)
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Being a girl and knowing how education has benefited me, I know how important it is for girls to be educated. I also now have a child who is a girl and I know I am going to leave no stone unturned as far as her education is concerned. Girl education is imperative not only in a country like India but worldwide too as 62 million girls around the world are not in schools. However, efforts in one's own country is the first step to empowering girls, and thus multiplying the impact on society and contributing to the world in our own way. Girls need to be educated for the interest of their families and their communities, thereby benefiting the nation.
How many times have you stepped inside a mall and then wondered what and where to shop from? Didn't you wish there was someone there to help you through it all! Someone who would tell you exactly what you can find where, tell you what looks good on you and make you look super stylish - someone who would do it all FREE for you? ;-) Well wish for it and Palladium Mumbai can make your wishes come true on the 10th -11th of October :)