Monday, 20 August 2018

7 Varieties of Exotic Green and Herbal Teas: Confessions of an Ardent Tea Lover

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I am an ardent tea lover, more specifically a green tea or herbal teas enthusiast and my extreme love for the same stems back to 2006 when I was working on an assignment with Honda Cars in Japan. To keep the freezing cold at bay, green tea came in our office taps to keep us warm and energetic during our grueling work hours and keep filling our mugs are regular intervals. That’s exactly when my quest for the most exotic teas began which has actually culminated with each passing day. With time I also realized that my own country is the largest source of some of the best teas in the world.

Till today this habit continues, I keep writing for long hours or taking sessions in my academy along with refilling my favorite cups tea with multiple health benefits and a taste to cherish 😊.

Recently, I got on my hands on a varied gamete of healthy premium teas from Teamonk. I had a wonderful experience satiating my heart and tongue with these seven delectable flavors, quite unique actually. Here’s a straight from the heart review on the Premium Tea Varieties from TeaMonk, Global.

1. Yakuso Tulsi Green Tea: I have always been in  awe of the health benefits of tulsi or holy basil leaves and it undoubtedly is an icing on the cake when combined with the wonderful effects of Green Tea and thus this one turned out to be my immediate favorite. The color, texture, aroma and taste speak volumes about this tea sourced from the finest tea gardens of Nilgiris and curated by Tea Monk on five health and wellness pillars-energy, detox, relax, glow and weight care. All the Teas come in pyramid shaped Tea bags and are abundant in antioxidants.

2. Koge Jasmine Green Tea: Imagine the divine jasmine fragrance infused in your hot cuppa green indeed has the power to evoke great creativity and good health in the most morose souls. This is my weekend cup of relaxation and soaking myself in the floral aromas of mother nature gives my heart ecstatic satiation like never before.

3. Reeti White Tea: This unconventional white tea comprising of the delicate Pak ho buds and tender leaves handpicked from pruned sections of Himalayas, is my latest addiction. I could somehow not ignore its umpteen health benefits. It is full of polyphenols, the rich antioxidants that strengthen and keep my body immuned and mind vitalized.

4. Bodh Second Flush Black Tea:ab A sip of this tea and I know instantly why it is a favorite of many eminent tea connoisseurs. It has a magic to charge you, revitalize and rejuvenate you, like never before on an otherwise tiring and very dull day.

5. Ahina Green Whole Leaf: Ahina meaning whole and complete in Sanskrit, this tea truly symbolizes wholeness. The tea leaves in it remain whole until they are brewed and this tea is a completely non-fermented tea. I can't weave it's rich taste in words, one has to sip it to fathom the hard work that has gone in picking them from the finest tea estates of Darjeeling.

6. Wa  Oolong Tea: This tea embraces goodness of both green and black teas and so just doubles both the supremely rich taste as well as health benefits. It is a very potent tool in your kitty when you want to serve something unique and beneficial to your guest or family.

7. Bhumi Assam Masala Tea: This tea has all the goodness and taste and flavor of the best that can soothe an Indian taste bud. With or without milk, it tastes magnificent. Whenever travelling out of India, I never forget to carry my Darjeeling in this tea, with me so that whenever I miss home, its aroma is right there to satiate me.

Earnestly I really liked all the premium flavors from Teamonk Global and if you are an exotic tea buff like me, you can't afford missing tasting these ones. I also find them an excellent gifting option for my overseas friends as a token from India, something truly indigenous and something we are extremely proud of as Indians.

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This post is a part of the Independence Blog Train and I nominate my colleague Paresh to do the next post and take this Train ahead. The Independence Blog Train has been hosted by Foodietweeter and Prettylilthingss1 and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Nothing Is As Precious As Your Little Bundle of Joy's Sleep and Smiles

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Being a new mom is the trickiest business in the world and you would be astonished to hear it from someone who has been at the helm of business development for over a decade with a major Swedish MNC before embracing motherhood big time. I was proud of my methodical way of dealing with issues that quite didn’t go my way and finally reach a perfect solution but mommy-hood to my surprise turned out to be a different cup of tea.
With just the two of us, me and husband at home with our little precious, it was heartbreaking to see our kiddo crying the whole night without an iota of sleep, with we absolutely having no clue what went wrong and trust me every time the cause turned out to be crazily different from the previous occasion. When we thought it is colic and administered him colicaid drops, a visit to the Pediatrician next morning proved he had nasal congestion, and we were left sulking and more guilty each time. Often tears welled up in my eyes feeling helpless not to be able to pacify my wailing little prince but such is priceless motherhood I guess, where experience matters like any other walk of life.
It’s only gradually that we became hands on parents thanks to the wonderful superpowers the doctor equipped us with, for example he taught us, every time our baby had a blocked nose, we can hear it from his breath by careful observation as he would be trying to breathe from mouth while the babies of 0-1 year of age are obligatory nose breathers for a long time. Nasal Congestion or Rhinitis as it is called not only deprives the little angel from his priceless sleep but also the lack of sleep makes him cranky also affecting his feeding cycle and thus overall health. Which is why it must be treated on priority. Since common cold and nose blocks are common in our little ones, our pediatrician introduced us to a perfect solution to this problem, Nasivion Nasal Saline Solution(which can be safely used by anyone) as our first line of treatment and it indeed worked wonders for our little peanut who often had cold. If the problem aggravated then after consulting the doctor, one can opt for Nasivion (Mini) Baby Nose Drops or Nasivion Pediatric (Child) Nose drops depending on the age of the child, is what he always told us and we have stuck to these words under all circumstances.
It offered great relief to our little baby and we were so heartened to see our little bundle of joy get back his vital sleep and smiles, the only thing a new parent craved for. To be doubly sure and check for the side effects, we researched a little bit about it and found that its primary constituent is Oxymetazoline, which is known to be the most effective and reliable solution for blocked noses for decades. What is most impressive is its tolerability for the little noses causing them absolutely no harm. Oxymetazoline without preservatives while relieving the nasal congestion does not interfere at all with the cilia inside the nose (hair) which keeps the nose clean.
Thus our trust on Nasivion has only grown day by day and it has always been in our medicine chest forever. Why let our little heart bear so much discomfort when we have an impeccable solution. As the kiddo crossed his first birthday we have switched to Nasivion 0.025 % from Nasivion 0.01 % which can be used from one to six year olds, as per the dosage prescribed by the pediatrician. It is monsoon time again and the rain will bring along more susceptibility to cold and flu, it is thus imperative to be a smart mommy and equip oneself with this basic medicine to let the little angel enjoy his food and sleep to perfection.
Truly Yours Roma recommends Nasivion to everyone based on her own usage of it over years. I trust you will find it absolutely useful too.
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Thursday, 9 August 2018

5 Top #Bollywood #Movies of 2017-18 That Appeased The Moviegoer In Me

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 5 Top Bollywood #Movies of 2018

I believe in meaningful entertaining cinema and I am so proud Bollywood is now embracing strong subjects with wide arms and is not showing any aversions to taking all the risk of the universe to make and promote a movie on a subject they strongly believe in. The result is overwhelming love and appreciation from the audience who themselves have evolved over the period.

If you go by the verdict of a common woman, so far late 2017 and early 2018 has been a fantastic time for an ardent movie lover in me, who loves to spend her money for getting entertained by powerful, meaningful and entertaining cinema. I have enjoyed these valuable movies as an audience who emotes with the character of the movies, as a mom, who has long waited for movies like this to come more often so that she can merrily tuck along her child to get strong values of humanity get embedded in him passively as he enjoys his popcorn and as a proud citizen of our mother nation who desires her country to rise and shine beyond all odds.

Below I have curated a list of my chosen best five films of 2017-18, from among a couple more which I have really appreciated but they miss to be here just by a trifle margin.

1. Secret Superstar: What a fabulous visualization of how far a mother can go in making her little precious, her daughter, fulfill her dreams. Can there be a better gift we can give our children then giving them wings to make their dreams come true. This was such a candid and sensitive portrayal by director Advait Chandan of mom-daughter duo played by Zaira Wasim(daughter) and Meher Vij(mom), I absolutely loved it to the core and felt the emotions deep within. Hats Off to Aamir Khan Productions for bringing up the subject.

Secret Superstar Movie Review

2. Hichki: Well earnestly, I haven’t heard of Tourette Syndrome until I watched this superb movie which has combined an impending social issue of giving right to education to the children of weaker sections of society and the protagonist’s not getting an acceptance in the profession she wished to join because of her rare syndrome. It was absolute delight how the two complement each other and come out victorious in the end. Rani Mukherjee marveled as the lead star and I had valuable time with my kid watching this movie as well the above, in fact all five that I am enumerating here.

Hichki Movie Review

3. Raazi: Another strong subject and kudos to director Meghna Gulzar for choosing to adopt the novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ by Harinder Sikka inspired by real events into a movie. It is a story of patriotism of an Indian Spy who marries her daughter in Pakistan to continue his legacy and pull out vital information for their motherland. Alia Bhatt’s portrayal as this young girl is impeccable. Her dilemma between her love for her motherland and her naive and extremely loving husband is heart-wrenching and very relatable. A nice decently made movie, I recommend it as a must watch for every Indian whether you watch in a theater or a T.V. channel like Zee Cinema, Movies Ok, Zee, Sony Pix etc.

Raazi Movie Review

4. 102 Not Out: A beautiful tale of two fathers played by Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor where the former plays latter‘s dad. How the dad brings back his son’s zeal to live life king size without letting him know his intentions is wit fully shown in this movie. Rishi Kapoor has stolen my heart for the sensitive and vulnerable portrayal of a dad who longs for his son who is settled abroad. Truly the legends made the movie all the more worthwhile.

102 Not Out Movie Review

5. Soorma: I went to watch this one on the behest of the two sports lover boys, mister husband and my little son and I am glad I did otherwise I would have never known the true tale of the legend Sandeep Singh.I guess Diljit Dosanjh was the most ideal choice for the lead role as an innocent and impulsive village lad who initially embraces hockey for his lady love. I was equally bowled over in sheer admiration by Angad Bedi who played his elder brother. A sweet and inspiring movie, an absolute must match( you can read my full review on this movie here). 

Soorma Movie Review

Please note that these films were my heart’s favorites and I have not judged and evaluated them on the technicalities and critical parameters but as a common man sorry woman who is a die-hard movie buff but of good cinema and who loves to express her opinion on anything and everything under the sun. I trust you would have loved these movies equally and if you haven’t watched them yet, you absolutely need to watch them soon😊.

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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Her Exuberance Makes Today's Author different from Others....(My Interview Published in the Coveted #AuthorChatter Series)

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Author Roma Gupta Sinha

You know what brightens up a writer’s day, well, that’s when she grabs a copy of her interview as an #Author published on a coveted blog she values so much in the Valuable #AuthorChatter Series of Blogchatter Community ♥♥.

No doubt being an author or three published books takes you places and I am both humbled and indebted, the journey isn't easy but the evolution process I have undergone during this process has been truly exhilarating.

All Three Books of Roma Gupta Sinha are now available on Amazon, Grab a copy today!

Here’s how the interview by Priya goes:

Her exuberance is what makes today’s author different from the others. She is the warmest person I met virtually. She loves to love and loves to smile. The tougher the life becomes the broader she smiles. She can impress you with her Bharatnatyam steps and her swimming strokes, equally. The biggest weapon in her kitty is her ability to read faces. She is an unbalanced Libra who can go to any extent to help others.

Presenting… Roma... who spreads the aroma of love all around. 

Known to the world as Truly Yours Roma, the author Roma Gupta Sinha has been scribbling her heart out on every little piece of paper she has managed to grab, from the age of four. Otherwise, a qualified techie with over ten years of experience working all over the globe, she has a knack for telling stories, stories that touch and provoke your soul and stay in your hearts forever.
She has been felicitated with numerous awards for her writings including ‘Women of the Year 2015’ and is often found weaving some inspirational words on her blog She believes she is born for a purpose and yearns each day to be the face of positive change in the society she lives in.
‘Destiny’s Favourite Child’ is her third book after her first release ‘Dare to Defy the Destiny’, a non-fiction did really well and her second, a chicklet romance, ‘The Fragrance of True Love’ which was a soulful tale of two resonating hearts became a bestseller.

 Q. You have published 3 books. Which book is the closest to your heart and why?
A. My three books are my three babies and tell me can we ever pick a favorite from three of our children? Also, the three books are poles apart from each other. All I can say is they are the softest pieces of my heart and they undoubtedly mean so so much to me. They lay a strong foundation for my vision in life.

The first one was a significant mission I closely associate my life to, titled ‘Dare to Defy the Destiny’, it’s a non-fiction anthology of twenty-six thought-provoking true tales of Indian Women, some inspiring and some heart wrenching but each leaving our conscience pricked to become the face of positive change. I have met each of the protagonists at some point in my life and I had promised myself to let the world know their tale. The strength of my emotions for the subject aided me solely in pulling off my first book.

You won’t believe the second one ‘The Fragrance of True Love’ is an innocent lovely story, a fiction novella, of a girl Priyam whose traumatic past stands in front of her glorious future, is my first attempt at serial fiction. How Meer enters her life and changes her world is what this chick-let romance is all about. This book sold really well and got raving reviews.

The third and the latest one ‘Destiny’s Favourite Child’, the one that we are discussing today is my autobiography and it happened by chance when a co-blogger and a dear friend coming up with an anthology on commoner women who made big in life, who had read the titbits about my life on my blog, approached me to write my life story for him. I did that bit for him but when some of the people closest to me read it, they said it had a potential of a book and thus I did it albeit very reluctantly after taking permission from the generous blogger buddy.

Q. How difficult is it to write an autobiography? What challenges did you face while writing this? How did your folks react when they read your book?
A. It certainly is an emotional upheaval and a gutsy task to pen your life for the public eye….

You can continue reading the interview in the coveted Authorchatter Series here.


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Monday, 6 August 2018

8 Reasons That Make A Mom Pick Mother Sparsh Baby Wipes Over Others

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It isn’t easy to be a new mom. I almost went crazy with the sudden onslaught on newer responsibilities whose list seemed to be unending. But motherhood is a precious experience, after the few days of being a clumpsy mom, the usual perfectionist me took over the reins to be in total control of the situation and armed myself with the momma’s magical Kitty which had quick fix tools for all of my baby needs without me being frantic and exhausted to death.

One such strong momma’s tools I absolutely adore are baby wipes. Well, we only call them baby wipes, they actually are much more, they are my best companions even till present day and you will always find a pack of them in my bag. Even as your kiddo grows, these wet wipes are always handy. Recently, we were in Kashmir and little sonny puked. The wipes aided me to pat him clean and pacify the flabbergasted little one.

Initially I was pretty naive, I didn’t research much on the kinds and the ingredients used in the wet pipes. I soon realized that the wipes I used were lotion based which have chemicals such an alcohol or parabens which can be harmful to baby’s skin. The reason I dug into the ingredients of the baby wipes too much was the strong perfume in them. They may irritate a baby’s delicate skin and can cause allergies. I immediately switched to Baby Water Wipes, just like cotton and water from Mother Sparsh and I have enough reasons for this informed decision:

1.    They are extremely gentle on Baby’s Skin: Made of 100% plant fabric, these wipes are 98% pure water and they are specially formulated for super soft and delicate skin of the little precious.
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2.   They are velvety soft: They are unbeatable in their softness and clean and caress the baby skin safely and effectively almost like a mom, what else can I crave for.
Review Of Mother Sparsh Baby Wipes

3.   Dermatologically Tested: These wipes are dermatologically tested which helps them preventing diaper rashes and redness. This is something which has bothered me for the longest time and I am glad we now have a perennial solution.

4.   Hypoallergenic, ph balanced and alcohol free: If your little one has an allergic skin this one is especially for you. Mother Sparsh baby wipes save your little bundle of joy from any skin infections and allergies caused due to the chemicals which may be present in other baby wipes.

5.   Has Purified Water, Aloe Vera extract and Jojoba oil as it’s main ingredients: These constituents render your baby skin (which looses moisture five times faster than the adult skin),  desired hydration and care.

6.   Has no parabens and are 100% biodegradable: It’s an icing on the cake, if while taking care of your baby, we are also able to take care of our Mother Nature. The fact that these wipes are 100% biodegradable definitely makes them earn brownie points from a momma like me♥️.

7.   They can be used from a new born baby to any age: These baby wet wipes are good to be used even for a new born any number of times for they are as mild as cotton dipped in water.

8.   User Friendly Safe Packaging: Mother Sparsh Clinically Proven Water wipes come in a resealable pack which keep all the moisture of the remaining wipes intact if closed back properly after removing each wipe.

In my own experience, these wipes are marvelous, thin and soft having fragrance of freshness and no added perfume, I undoubtedly recommend it to one and all. Priced as very easy on our pocket you can grab them at Amazon and all other online chains too♥️.

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

5 Types of Dresses I absolutely Love to Flaunt

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If you know me, you know how my much I love to get decked up on all occasions no matter how big or small♥️. Otherwise a lethargic writer bundled up on a couch with her laptop...but my love for gorgeous outfits is incomparable. 

What you may not know is, I am a very meticulous researcher of the best global trends and international online shopping hubs which provide nothing short of the best at a reasonable price.

Though I am mostly clad in western outfits as they seem to be my second skin, I equally love to adorn myself in traditional Indian attires provided they are designed impeccably but yes that’s rare. Short and fitting western clothes are my comfort wears and I love styling them multiple ways.

Thus, today I thought of sharing with you the 5 kinds of dresses I love to clad myself in any which day with utmost ease and enhanced glamour.

  1. Bodycon Dresses: The first and the foremost are short bodycon dresses that hug me like your second self and accentuate my feminism. Well, the color of the outfit plays a pivotal role, though I love bold colors but the flashy aren’t for me. I believe that, buying stylish outfits may not always drill a hole in your pocket, you can buy cheap bodycon dresses from where I buy them.
  2. Denims: When it’s not my day I make it mine by just wearing a denim with a white, black or red and all my greys vanish away. A good pair of denim jeans, a denim mini and a denim shorts are a must have for a girl no matter what shape and size you are. It is a trend that would never ditch you lovelies 😊
  3. Shift Dresses: When I am in no mood for a makeup and accessories and want only my attire to do the trick and turn heads on I would normally flaunt short or long shift dresses in sunshine colors and leave the rest simple. 
    shift dresses
  4. Halter neck Solid tops: I like to flaunt a lot of halter neck tops in solid colors and pair them with printed bottoms. You can club them with shrugs or style them with designer crop tops too, to give yourself a new look.
  5. An off shoulder or a cold shoulder dress: In recent times if there’s been a trend that has fascinated every single way of a woman’s dressing, it is the cold shoulder or off shoulder trend. I love to add lacey stuff to it to get a perfect diva look for may be a vacation or a date. It is an absolute must have for me and I have a lot of them in my closet already.
    cold shoulder dresses
I am an online fashion freak and I often pick my outfits from Fashionme. What I love the most about them is for most of their outfits you have sizes S to 3XL so one doesn’t have to sulk because of this. In case you have a similar choice for your wardrobe their ongoing humongous sales might entice you. Check them out!
Truly Yours Roma
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