Mom at Sixteen

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"I am leaving "

"But why? Christen, I want to marry you once I clear college"- Ben shrieked

"I am pregnant Ben and I want you to take a stand.... "

"You should abort the child Christy, we can make it work"- Ben comforted her

"I Want to be a mom Ben"





This post is inspired by a recent movie and conflict faced by teenagers in the American society. I am not trying to offend anyone here but we need to be sure of our upbringing as children's can be innocently carried off in a wrong direction. The irony is they do not understand what they are going through.What chaos they are asking for. Though parents are supportive but who wants such a big responsibility at such a trivial age.  I wish the society help them to be free with their innocence and not to be betrayed.

My life Defining Moment - Thanks to Garnier




               Here the Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRuc1aRhcCU&feature=youtu.be

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We all come across this phase, but mine was a typical case of stubborn acne. No matter what remedies I try it only seems to worsen. When I was in School- Class 11th , to be precise I just visited my friend class (who was in another section)  to give my wishes as it was her birthday. But there was this cute little chap who was standing outside the main door (he must be in 5th or 6th Standard ). He came near and said - "Di are you suffering from Chickenpox"...

Doodle :Tanya Sehgal
Damn ! I was devastated to the core. I don't know how I came out of that depression, but I could never forget that moment. Though he was just a child being innocently concerned about the ailment. I on the contrary was stricken by reality, which was often prevalent when I was at my relatives house. 
No matter how much I tried I was always on the hit list of my grandmother. Her favorite statements
are as under :







"Beta (Child ) why don't you apply sandal wood paste ",
"Your Digestion is posing some problem I guess"
or the famous one "Forehead pe kisko pimples hote hain (Who get pimples on their forehead )?"

The most difficult , atrociously demeaning phase of my life. Where my confidence was totally shattered much so that I started staying alone, cribbing about trivial matters, fighting with my brother over issues which never mattered, loosing the urge to try on different hair-styles, clothes.... I just lost it ! To add it all I had my 12th boards , where I was constantly slogging under the pressure of scoring good and landing up a good rank in one of the competitive exams. 

From honey, lemon juice recipes to all kinds of ointments  applied just everything and anything which claimed to cure my acne in the slightest form possible. 

"We all have our share of acne, but the scars worsen the path ! Period" 

When my friends flaunted their flawless skin all year long it helped me succumb deeper just to believe that my inner self did not wanted a flawless face. I could do without the shiny beautiful skin. 
But is it true, I guess NO ! A BIG NO... When you loose confidence you loose a major part of your true self, that self which tries and struggle with you against all odd and help you fight difficult situations , making you act smarter when its required. 

A Prayer : Not even my worst enemy get a pimple ever in his/her life :) 
If he/she ever does, I wish they come across 'Garnier' to help them get rid of the trauma :* 




Now you must be wondering... So what helped me get beautiful soft skin after years of trauma ?
Yes it was Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash. A friend of mine suggested the product and I have about 3 packs with me at all days of the year. 
One in my bathroom for a morning wash, one small packet in my college bag for a refreshing wash after lunch and a Secret one on the upper pocket of my Travel bag - whenever I am in a flight I always make it a point (its like a ritual now) to wash my face before the light for not using the lavatory is switched off ;). 
You know what guys ,it's not just the neem which helps clean your skin deep inside but a magic ingredient which has capture the beauty market in a gist, tea tree oil. A succinct quantity is often a part of acne fighting products.
I am sharing my beauty regime with you all :
Wash your face with Garnier Pure Active Neem Face wash- Morning , afternoon after lunch and Evening (before bedtime)
After that apply a soothing cleanser/astringent/moisturizer- dab it on a cotton ball and gently apply it all over your face and neck /
I usually for my skin use a Garnier White Complete Cream SPF 17 afterwards. This really helps my skin breath all day long and its suits really well with my skin type.

There you are, done for a glowing skin. Follow this as a routine activity and you'll surely see a difference :) :) :*

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The Week that was...

Good morning Friends
I have this new edition for 2015 where I write stuff related to what I did the previous week. I love doing new stuff and this would be a sort of a journal. "The Week that was" is a set of events, fun twists, videos, songs and book I stumbled up on and really got the "kick" , which I was desiring for

So this week here's my list :

The Rhythms : While browsing some interviews of 'Shailene Woodley' I got to know about the 'Cocteau Twins'. They have some amazing songs right from Heaven or Las Vegas to Blue Bell knoil. I am in love with all their albums.The USP is that when you pick up a song you would feel that it's sung in a different language altogether- I thought it was Arabic. But ! Wait click for their lyrics and BANG ! It was truly in English. Hear it with an accompanying lyrics and you would know what I am talking about

The Written Words: With the Goodreads challenge 2015 I am taking the mix seriously this time. I would like to finish at least 50 books this year (though its a back run , considering I read close to about 80 in college, but still after I lost pace this is a good number). So up on my list are some books from Indian authors , starting with Novoneel Chakraborty's -The Stranger Triology, the first book doing rounds is - Marry me, Stranger. Without a detailed introduction I would just say this is a must read. I would be doing a detailed review soon, so stay tuned. I never waited so eagerly for a book but I will die if I couldn't grab the second part soon as it had definitely hooked my intentions of going overboard with books by this writer. I am currently reading - Let's have a sin tonight- truly :* loving it, though not with the concepts and aspects explored about love by the characters :D
Another book which intrigued me was "Four Armed" by Jeffrey Archer - a collection of 4 powerful short stories. From Never Stop on the Motorway to Don't Drink the Water, the stories are gripping to the core and would seek your attention, tickle your senses , make you go wrestle with your thoughts, arouse the motives to write, desiring more all at the same time. A curious take on life's daily activities woven with dimension. A must read this Summer :)

Lights, Camera, Action : Horror, Drama, Thriller ,Romance , I am one bit of a fanatic when it comes to movies. I am a big horror movie fan and can't let go the creepiest one's, I think I get into a vulnerably high mode after watching them, easily de-tangling with life . That's my way (What's yours? Tell me in the comments ). But when it comes to romance I am quite a stereotype and prefer the black and white love rather than the flirtatious version or tantalizing one. So finally revealing the movies I watched last week , here you go : The Great Debaters, Freedom Writers, The Class, The Butler, Girl on a Bicycle, The Ring, Grudge (Korean version), Hitched for the Holidays, Elsa & Fred, Lean on Me :) That's all. It's a random list !

Also for the week to come I would be watching Rudderless and Another Me (Seems like a thriller after watching the trailer).

E-Commerce : I bought two watches , one for my mother and another one for my birthday :P I loved both my purchases. Some books to fill the empty shelves and a Coffee Mug :* 

Have a lovely weekend. Goodbye Folks !



The Mounting Outrage of the Great Litterbug

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Leave away Silicon valley, gaur gum exports, cotton we are best known for nothing else but keeping our surrounding dirty. No matter what precautions are being taken we can't help but litter- anywhere and everywhere. The irony is that we do this the most under signs which tell us not to do so. The great Litter Bug can be seen everywhere, round the neighborhood, just outside missing the thrash can, in the supermarket, outside the departmental store ( eating a chocolate -- hey hey ! Wait why not throw the wrapper on the steps ) Or maybe see at yourself. Do you do it more than often ? If yes ! Please read on for more details about your traits ;)



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On your left is the image of an Optimist, gravely trying to understand that what can ever happen with just a bottle being thrown away on the streets. Many of us truly believe that the tipping point would never be reached, rather the earth would be stable in dire conditions with a plus or minus maybe :P :P But is it so ?

To say the least to litter bugs : "Put thrash where it belongs " - Is there a mechanism to point out the consequences in anyway. Is the national movement on keeping our vicinity clean bullshit because people seems to be least bothered about the environment around. As if the Earth is their dustbin. What else can be brought to notice other than a Nation-wide campaign of 'Swach Bharat' . Though there's a significant difference seen in the mentality and maybe reduction in the quantity of litter bugs but there's a long way to go :( :(

"Mere Desh ki Dirty - Paper ugale, Ugale bottle, roti. Mere Desh ki Dirty "

Dirtiness reflect the dirty Indian mind, the way they conduct their country is something they should similarly host in their homes. Is it so ? Do we keep our premises dirty, spitting in toilet, on walls, scribbling on the walls in spite of notebooks ? Do we ever attempt to fathom out what repercussions our act of dirtiness has in store for the land we live in ? Or the society we are building for our children? I guess not ! 
We never contemplate how and when these things would take their toll on our health and environment. That would undoubtedly lead to a lot of issues creeping in for the younger and weak species. The bitter sach (truth ) is that Bharat (India) would never be Swach (clean) until the acts of the litter bugs prevail. The Swach Bharat (Clean India) Campaign is nothing but a void demarcation. Yet to make a full fledged impact on the dominion of litter bugs. Sad but true 

The Stories of Litter Around the world. 

Were you there ;) :P Please check . And most importantly the extreme left is very important if you have a litter bug butt's 
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Tanya Sehgal

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Solution to This Bug : Instead of penalizing (though it is not that strict ever, never has been and I don't see a module coming out soon ) we can reward the Rule Governing citizen's. Pay them Rs 1 when ever a wrapper or anything dirty is being assigned to the dustbin. What say ! Guys :D :) Hi-Five on this idea :D

Say this along with me : 

I ought to be , but unlike my counterparts I choose to differ
I would not throw sticky gum on roads or dirty napkin in store
I would pick them up and throw them for recycle to make my city Clean and safe
This is India, I am not a soldier but keeping my city clean help me portray my love.
In the deep pit that we have put our country in, take this small step and don't be a litter bug :) ;)


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Have fun being a Litter hater. Inspire people round you not to be one of the litterbugs :) :)


A healthy child leads to a healthy Future

"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties." 
-- Henri-Frederic Amiel


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From showing them good eating habits  to making them know the art of hand-washing. We leave no stone un-turned when it comes to our child's health. But in spite of ensuring well sanitized condition, making them eat well, sleep well on time do we pay any attention to building their immunity? This is by far the least discussed topics when it comes to Children's health. 
Being an Indian we are accustomed to use some spectacular herbs in our day to day life's. Whether using cinnamon to make an aromatic tea or to add some turmeric in all our delicacies. We are doing it all, but to accept certain inhibited qualities of these herbs we need to develop a proper mechanism for our kids. 

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Dabur with it's 3X Immunity Chyawanprash should be an integral part of our child growing years. It is an age old , time-tested formulation with a number of herbs like Amla, known to be one of the best antioxidants, Giloy (Guduchi), known to have immuno-modulatory properties, and more than 40 other natural ingredients. A perfect delightful taste adds to these unique properties and amalgamation of beneficial ingredients. Not only for children , people of all ages should have it. Since my grandfather is a big fan of Dabur products we have always had a huge 1kg bottle of it for all seasons. Though the intake is enhanced during winters but the lovely taste acts as a motivator to try it during summers as well. :) ;) Me and my family just love having a spoonful of Dabur Chyawanprash with a cup of tea and then we are done - all strengthen and immune- ready to face life hectic challenges. 

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. 
~Arabic Proverb

Isn't it so true. From our infancy period we have been hearing that Health is Wealth but deep down in our hectic lifestyles we forget the essence of true heath. Immunity is the bridge, the backbone of healthy living. To guard against germs, diseases those persistent viral fever you need to strengthen the Immune system.

Wait ! Did I said our hectic lifestyles, Yes ! I did and that means time constraint to measure what are we eating, timely habits take a back seat, But there's a solution to this grave problem. It's Dabur Chyawanprash. This is why I stand by the claims. It has decreased my brothers innumerable coughs he used to have during his childhood, it helped me got rid of my acne (This is an open challenge from my side, anyone who has acne due to digestive problems, eating issues just try it once for a consistent period of 1 months- You will know what I am talking about :) ). So as far as my family ties with Dabur goes it had helped me play safe during those germ catching monsoon days, those dirty winter seasons when the incorrigible , uncontrollable communicable sneezing from people around you make life so tough ;) Thankfully I had The Dabur Champ with me (short for Chyawanprash (y) )

Thankfully I had The Dabur Champ with me (short for Chyawanprash (y) )

The major element here is Amla : Indian gooseberry. If you are suffering from digestion disorders, hair issues, skin problems this is a 'Ram Baan' as they call it (a savior in various aspects). A major ingredient in Triphala prescribed for slow metabolism Amla's decent intake help suffice as a natural beauty agent, with anti-ageing properties this antioxidant is a solemn truth rendered by our great veda's. So not for those strengthening muscles and lovely lustrous hairs, if you don't want these for your children don't worry. Because unless the body is immune it won't be able to held a healthy balance of inputs for the desirable outputs. Dabur Chyawanprash with some amazing new flavors is the heartthrob of your childrens. Go Grab a Packet today .

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