Bad Hair Day

Ouch that hair, it hurts,

lack of moisture, the tresses

needs to curb their thirst.

Bring some feathers,

bring some beads

plait them together

make a close knot weave

make it look ah so adorable!

Make your hair,

your crowning glory,

shiny, styled and wearable!


Magpie Tales Picture Prompt



Ready to Go with Datsun redi GO?

I asked myself a question- what is important in life? The journey or the destination. Answer came- both! Oh that wasn’t surprising at all. I tried to interrogate myself a little more. I asked- what takes longer? The heart said “it should be destination” but the mind had given me a mild jolt of practicality and I quipped- It is the Journey, My lord!

I did not got myself further dueled in the quest of journey v/s destination. I could not stop asking my mind that what makes a good journey.

“It is Fun, Freedom and confidence” quipped an echo. An echo? well, yes the mind and the heart unanimously answered this one.

My entangle with thoughts on journey v/.s destination were broken by my little grand daughter who was pulling my dupatta as if bringing out of my internal debate and reminding me of the good old trip to the doll market. She was holding the car keys in her hand and looking furtively at me. I almost forgot the much promised trip and immediately took her hands in mine and we both walked to our car. She loved sitting in the front seat and insisted that I drive. I happily obliged her and we set on the road to the doll market

While we were on the way, she opened the dashboard to find this Datsun India printed book there and asked me why I have kept there. When I told her that I intend to buy a new car, she was elated and asked what do I look when buying a car and why I want to buy Datson redi-GO.

I told her about the top 3 features that appealed to me. they are-

  1. Opti view– it gives a wider view of the road and the surroundings. It promises to have best in class visibility with higher eye points. A must have for people like me as it inculcates a better vision and more confidence in the high streets of city like Kolkata
  2. Superior suspension system: This Japanese design claims to have technologically superior H shaped torsion beam with double pivot arms that gives high stability and cornering performance. In simple words, while driving, the body is supported at more points, hence better handling and more comfort. That also means- freedom from road jerks and fear of straining.
  3. Fuel Economy: Off course, the fuel is such a scarce resource and we shall all use it cautiously and with conscience. While, we practice austerity, we need to be inclusive of our children and family’s needs especially the grandchildren who love exploring the world with their little eyes and curious minds. The new Datsun redi-GO offers an impressive fuel economy of 25.17 km/litre. That means more often visits to Doll markets, Zoos and other places of my munchkin’s interests ūüôā Thank you 700cc engine to bring more smiles per mile and FUN in to our trips.

“Oh granny, you are so adorable” said my little one and hugged me. She seemed to have liked the color and the honeycomb design of the new redi-GO. She promised to get early in the morning for her school if we get this car. Now I wonder, if that is a Perk or bribe? Haha never mind.


Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

Red Hot Fashion For this Valentine‚Äôs Day

Wondering what to wear this Valentine’s day? Well if you are bold and love Red, we have something for you in store. So if you love-

  • wearing Red?
  • Traditional Over Western Outfit
  • Looking to shop for V day
  • Wanna try new designers

Then you must check out “Malasa”. Malasa, a designer label by Jyoti and Nimrit Gill¬†that has created some stunning Indian outfits with contemporary designs exclusively for this Valentin‚Äôe Day.

Red is the color of love, passion and femininity. If you want give a nice desi touch to your date outfit this VDay, check this Out-

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The Red Collection: Women loves Red whether it is a Red Lipstick, Red Clutch, Rd shoes and more. For Dresses, get magnificent red anarkalis, kurtis, lehengas, churidar from Malasa to add some more glamour to your collection. The distinct golden works on the silhouettes are a masterpiece that you should not miss on.

Displaying DY4A7257s.jpg‚ÄúRed is a bright colour and it is the colour of a new beginning. Let this Valentine‚Äôs Day add some more brightness to your love life and you look the best with a classy yet modern Indian outfit. Surprise your partner by wearing something ethnic from Malasa for your date‚ÄĚ.¬†Jyoti and Nimrit Gill

Malasa is available at various stores across India including Oggan, New Delhi

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The Beautiful Mother


Credit- Caroline Knopf

She is a woman

who traveled miles,

created milestones

nurtured the path she tread in.

And as she attains her greys

she continues to walk.

and explore the beautiful nature trails.

The sea awaits her

the sea awaits to touch her feet.

and get her blessings.

She is the mother, the woman,

the one who reared and nurture.

She is the nature, Mother Nature


Thank you MagpieTales for this beautiful picture prompt!


War and Peace

War and Peace

two faces of the same coin

called humanity

or lack of it.

War and peace

took many lives,

in the name of timocracy

absently need.


Picture Prompt by Magpie tales

two faces of same coin


and lack of it.

Say All Out to Dengue from your Family

All out the Dengue from your family

You know the most dreaded word that is scaring a lot of mothers these days? Well it’s not  nor ban but it is- Dengue.

I am a mother, a wife, a custodian of my family’ well being and health. In short, I am a watch guard for my family. As a mother my responsibility is not to just feed my family well but I have an important role to play in safeguarding their health too.

Every time I switch on the news channel, there is one or the other Dengue casualty that is being reported by news channels. It hurts to see a child suffering from any ailment and seeing a child losing life breaks my heart completely. We mothers do not bear and raise a child to see them suffering. Neither our own children nor anyone else’s. And Dengue is not a rocket science.

What is Dengue- Dengue is a Flu-Like an illness that starts with fever, body ache and results in loss of appetite, weakness and more including death. Dengue needs immediate hospitalization. Children given their immunity level are more vulnerable to this disease.

Come on we can join hands and fight Dengue. How? Well, prevention is always better than cure. Here’s sharing few tips that will help you protect yourself, your friends and your family especially children from the risk of dreaded Dengue-


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So if you are a mother, you must follow all of the above to safeguard your child from Dengue and harbour a healthy home. It is not just we mothers, but thousands of people who have taken to this cause including Payal, a 12-year-old little girl from Jaipur has taken up to this cause in an association¬†with All Out. Log in to –¬† to know more about #AllOutForPayal. You can also check the TVC here at-

Like Payal, If you too want to pledge for this cause, call the toll free number at 1800 180181818 and show your support to fight Dengue now.

Quill and Quiver Writes

Five Things to keep Babies Skin Soft

I truly believe that when a child is born, a mother is born too. The mother who wants to protect her child from all the harshness and struggles of the world. She makes a cocoon of her arms where the child rests, close to her bosom. From oil to food to clothes, she does every thing, every thing in nest possible manner to keep the child safe, warm, loved and comfortable.

Even if you are not a mother, a child’ innocence makes you extremely responsible towards and you try to do every possible thing to keep the baby soft and happy. Nobody likes a wailing child, even if its not their baby. A child cries primarily for two reasons-

  1. When Hungry
  2. When Uncomfortable

The uncomforted-ness largely comes from the rashes that hurts the soft skin of the child. Yes, the skin of a child that is softest that you ever wonder how to help it retain as soft as it is. So here’s 5 different ways that we going to discuss to keep the child’s skin soft.

Mild Baby Products- From the talc to soap to cream to hair shampoo, ensure that you are using a natural based products made exclusively for baby skin. Try and use milk based products made at your kitchen in lieu of artificial products sold in market. For example- Use of milk and bread to give baby a mild bath.

Clean, cotton cloths- Babies have tendencies to spill eve4ry thing on them including the milk and water. A lot of times they are spilled from a bib to their cloths and form residue that hurts child. Ensure that you change their cloths as and when required

Using right Diaper- A lot of diapers have tendencies to cause rash due to continuous usage. Check the brand and invest in right kind of diapers. If required cotton nappies at home

Right Bathing Rituals- Give them a good oil massage before the bath and check for right water temperature. Use lukewarm water for bathing and do not have delayed, long bath even if baby wants to play.

Nourishment- A lot of skin glow comes from within and the food is an essential part of it. Ensure that baby is fed adequately and timely. Water is also important to keep them hydrated.

Well these were few of our tips. Do share your tips that are #SoftestForBabySkin

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