Wednesday, 13 February 2019

My Version of Valentine’s ❤️

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I love the concept of Valentine’s because in general, I love the concept of love. To love everyone and accept them with open arms is what makes me, me. I rejoice in this month of love and treat it special every year though personally, I would like every month of the year to be the month of love and every day a Valentine’s Day ❤️

No, this is not a sponsored post nor am I doing a favor to those promoting their business in the name of love on Valentine’s. Many write it off, considering it a marketing gimmick and I do respect their viewpoint but for once we can think beyond this cliched notion.

I personally love Valentine’s for several beautiful reasons. It makes me celebrate a festival dedicated purely to love, once a year. It makes me and 'S' revisit our love promises, to exchange hugs, kisses, customarily and celebrate all the days of the valentine week in our own lovely ways. We try to steal a date too and just bask in the glory of each other’s unconditional love which is growing profound with each passing year. On Valentine’s Day, we raise a toast to it 💞.




My little Valentine absorbs this warmth and love too and learns how we can really cherish true love and express our gratitude for the same. We celebrated each day of our Valentine Week with our child too who comes and tells me that on Promise Day, for example, he wishes to promise me to give up something that has annoyed me for eons and it all turns so lovely 💓.


Cute little celebrations like this break the monotony of routine life any aid us weave sweet memories each day. It energizes and rejuvenated us and frees us from the shackles of exhaustive parenting and wifeyhood which leaves very less room for our own smiles💗.


So for me, Valentine’s doesn’t mean expensive gifting or a premium dinner date but just giving out immense love to your loved ones, all of them including your family and friends and rejoice in this celebration of love. Be grateful to Almighty that you are blessed with their love.

Sending your way loads and loads of love this Valentine's , my precious ones!

P.S. I have deviated slightly from the prompt but I so wished to share this #Momology Talisman which is all about pure pristine love and hence this post. Trust you all like it. It is my most powerful way of energising when mommyhood becomes monotonous 💖






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Monday, 11 February 2019

Why you must watch Kunal Khemu's debut web series Abhay?

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Change is the only consistent thing in life. Times have changed, and so have we. Right from our looks to our very own preferences have changed in the last couple of years. This also stands true to how we view our content. Back in the days, we used to watch it on TV, but now with the arrival of the Internet, we can finally watch, any show, anywhere. To please the diverse tastes of audiences, online streaming services are constantly making top-notch content that is binge-worthy.

Though there are a good number of web series being made in India, there are hardly some that touch the genre of police procedural thrillers, which if you ask me is quite honestly confined to movies. But that did not stop ZEE5 from venturing into the untouched genre with their original series ‘Abhay’ featuring Kunal Khemu.

Shot extensively in Lucknow, the buzz around Abhay has many things working in his favour, making it a highly promising show. Taking a glimpse into all that buzz, let’s find out why Kunal Khemu’s debut web series Abhay deserves a watch.

The format of the story: As we mentioned above, the series follows a police procedural or inverted detective format where the criminal’s identity is revealed and the episode follows the chase to nab the criminal. While there have been many popular international shows in the genre like Luther, Elementary etc, Abhay is the Indian web series to venture into this genre.

The Creators: The series is being produced by BP Singh’s Fiction Factory Productions. B.P Singh is well-known as the creator and producer of the famous TV show ‘CID’. On the director’s chair is Ken Ghosh who is known for movies like Ishq Vishk, Fida, Chance Pe Dance and has also ventured into the web space before.

Kunal Khemu: Known for his comedic roles in the Golmaal series, Kunal Khemu sheds his comic image to become an investigator in Abhay. As Abhay Pratap Singh, he is tasked to solve gruesome crimes by trying to understand the criminal mind. Going by the trailer, this method does have a toll on the character as he goes about investigating gruesome crimes. Overall, Abhay seems to possess all the ingredients necessary for a complex protagonist.

You can watch the trailer here: 





Delving into a fresh genre with renowned names from the industry, ZEE5’s Abhay gives you all the reasons to get your ZEE5 subscription right away to catch the show online. The eight-episode series premieres on 7th February on ZEE5.

So, are you excited about Abhay? Let me know your thoughts about the show in the comments section.






Sunday, 3 February 2019

5 Reasons Every Indian Must Watch The Movie #UriTheSurgicalStrike (This Valentine's express your love to those who slog on the border so that we can be safe with our loved ones)

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February is a special month to us. Though our love story is now a rock solid two decades old, somehow we have managed to stay love birds and so you know that the Valentine month stands out of the rest. No no, I am not going to do here a lovey-dovey take on VD rather I wanna talk about our love for everyone and that is how we have always believed it to be. Love is a feeling which remains as fresh as red roses irrespective of time and during this month we celebrate our love for all. The very purpose for which Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a tribute to St. Valentine. 

This year too we commenced the Valentine month in style by spending the weekend with lots of fun and frolic and the best thing we did was watch the movie ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’which turned out to be a perfect date. Earnestly, we have been trying for it for the last three weekends but yesterday was the day we were destined to watch this soul-stirring and heartwarming flick which left us overwhelmed as I decided to begin my Valentine Posts Series with the tribute to the most important people of our lives whom we rarely remember - the army men who slog at the borders for our safety. This movie Uri does exactly that to you and here I enumerate the five reasons why you can’t miss this one. 

  1. Kept it Real: If you are a real cinema fan, without acute dramatization and wanna hear a beautiful story weaved responsibly and impact-fully you must watch Uri. I loved it for its simplicity and a profound inspirational message.

  1. Appeases our patriotic heart: Most Indians live with their motherlands in their hearts and no matter how much they are able to contribute, they love their country. For every concerned countryman who feels hurt by Pakistan’s constant terrorist attacks and the plight of the affected states, you must watch this to realize what we are capable of. I am one such Indian whose heart yearns to teach them an appropriate lesson and Uri just took my heart away.

  1. Soldiers have responsibilities too back home: Just imagine how life sometimes takes a toll on us and we are unable to cope up despite having support, it is the same for our esteemed army men whose family back home struggles and so do they but still, they put their motherland on priority. Their lives and often martyrdom needs a billion tributes from all of us. The words of the entire universe put together can't justify our heart's gratefulness.

  1. To inspire our children: This generation kids are total gadget geeks and the understanding of love for one’s motherland doesn’t come naturally to them. Watch this inspirational flick with your kids and discuss with them minute tit-bits and you will be instilling in them, exactly what is desired.

  1. They owe our love and gratitude: The least we can do for these courageous souls is to bow our head in reverence to them. The movie grips you with this sentiment with heart-touching performances by Vicky Kaushal, Mansi Parekh, Mohit Raina, and the supporting cast. 

Inspired by the real series of incidents, the subject is dealt with appreciably in Uri: The Surgical Strike by the debutante writer-director Aditya Dhar and kudos to him for the realistic weaving of this impressive tale.


Truly Yours Roma rates it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ with a proud heart. Why not make this Valentine special by watching this earnest tribute to our real heroes and express our abundant love to them💗?
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Monday, 28 January 2019

#Momology Every Mom’s Unique Art Of Rearing Her Baby - 5 Parenting Mantras When Nothing Seem To Go Your Way

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Motherhood indeed is a different cup of tea albeit the yummiest one. It changes you and your life completely and you won’t know what I mean until you become one. Every day we fathom a different secret of rearing our little one and the more we know, the more we feel, we have only touched the tip of an iceberg. There is no right and wrong way of parenting and each mum has her own unique art for bringing up her precious little.

Momology is this unique set of instinctive skill every mom possesses and here we are, through this blog train, felicitating each mum’s Momology.

I am sharing here my mantras as a mommy when nothing seems going my way.

1.Plan A Date With Your Little Precious: This works most often than not. Like we get stressed, little ones too and so like we need to unwind they too. Plan a small date in your means, like an ice-cream date or a movie date without a reason and chill.

2. Laugh Your Heart Out Together: When the kid is unwell and our heart cries, work with reverse psychology, to prevent rubbing your anxiety on the cute little, rather read our funny joker and stories to him or her and laugh your heart out. Both of you will feel lighter.

3. Cuddling and Kissing: Never miss to cuddle and kiss your children no matter how big they grow, not only will they feel loved but you will be overwhelmed with motherly warmth.

4. Appreciate Not Bribe: Let your kids earn stars from you for everything wonderful they do in the day, at bedtime. Appreciate their good points and guide them in their weaknesses. This will undoubtedly strengthen your bond.

5. Steal me time for yourself: We can’t underestimate this weird parenting mantra. If we sulk we shout at our kids unnecessarily, we should rather enjoy some pleasurable activity and indulge while they are away at school, and be refreshed and rejuvenated. I have to do this often as I take 6-8 sessions in my academy each day and am over-worked most days. It’s the kiddo who will bear the brunt, no matter whether he is or is not at fault.That moment, I quietly sneak out for nature walk or grab a mood enhancer- mostly chocolate for me. Taking frequent mini holidays is also magical.


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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss The Kumbh Mela of PrayagRaj (Allahabad)

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Allahabad now Prayagraj is truly special to me for reasons more than one. Many years ago, I first stepped on this sacred land as a new bride. I knew it as, the man I loved belonged to this place, but the moment I set my foot there, it became much more than that, I felt a strange comfort, warmth and holy air letting my soul breathe easy. It had an old world charm with temples at almost every turn. Don’t know if I can call it love at first sight but our connection was undoubtedly instant. In the evening I was taken to ‘Sangam’ as a part of our wedding ceremony and we offered prayers there amidst priests chanting shlokas to bless us and keep us united throughout our lives. I realized, in all this, my love for this gorgeous place grew more profound and this love continues to grow deeper with every passing day. 


sangam prayagraj

I may not have said this before but 13 years later,  I now belong to this place in words and in deeds. I love everything about it, its cultural heritage, its academic prowess, it’s history, the lovely temples, the absolutely delectable food but above all I love Sangam and you know the reason why. There is another reason. Sangam is also the place where my mom lives as when she left for heavenly abode, her remains were immersed here. So just stepping in Allahabad gives me the feeling that I have landed once again on my mom’s lap. 

Not only me, Sangam means a lot to every Hindu. It is the where the three most revered rivers of India, the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati meet and it is here where the magnanimous Kumbh Mela is organized every twelve years. It is the holiest pilgrimage for Hindus where they take a dip in Sangam as it believed that this rid them of all of their sins. Between two Kumbh Melas, every sixth year comes the Ardh Kumbh and this year in 2019, Allahabad is hosting an Ardh Kumbh Mela which has surpassed all scales of opulence. People not only from all over India but also from across the world are visiting Kumbh this year to experience this mega event. 


Kumbh Mela, Allahabad

My family who visited Kumbh last weekend say that the grandeur of Kumbh this time is incomparable to all their past experiences and cherished the experience. No doubt it is the biggest peaceful conglomeration of people in the world. It has taken months of planning and execution to accommodate as many as 3 crores expected visitors for the 'Nahan' at Sangam. There are basic to five-star camps, drinking water, sanitation, parking, artificial intelligence and CCTV facilities to avoid stampede or the outbreak of a disease and the organizers indeed deserve a pat on the back.

The whole of my Allahabad has been lit up these days as if it is Diwali and it looks as pretty as a new bride. A lot of Sanyasis as well as noncelibates stay here for several days and offer worship forgoing all the worldly pleasures. This is also one of the biggest tourist attraction in India for people who want a first-hand experience of traditional Indian culture. The atmosphere in the Kumbh Mela is something which cannot be described in words, the chanting of the hymns by the priests, the pious ringing of the bells, the devotional music on the air, food is the form of Prasad, the experience of the holy dip which rids you of all tiredness and mental malice are all meant to be felt deep within our hearts.
ardh kumbh prayagraj

It is widely believed that when Lord Vishnu was carrying a Kumbha(utensil) of Amrit which sprinkled on 4 locations which are the current day hosts of Kumbh Melas in India- Haridwar, Prayagraj, Nashik, and Ujjain. Thus, taking a dip in the holy waters at these locations during the Kumbh Mela is considered divine and fulfilling for every person who follows Hindu religion but for me, it can be every Indian as well.

The Ardh Kumbh Mela dates this year are from 15 January to 4 March and in case you don’t want to miss this absolutely worthy celebrations and one of its kind experience, our Prayagraj would love to welcome you with open arms. You can refer to their website to get all the details that you need😊.

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. This is straight from a Allahabadi’s heart 💗

Truly Yours Roma



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Monday, 21 January 2019

4 Classic Hindi Movies That You Would Love To Revisit

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I am an absolute movie buff and entertainment to me means binge watching my favorite Hindi movies online, whenever my hectic schedules leave me with some leisure time. You would undoubtedly find me in the top ten percent strata of Bollywood movie lovers. Though I love all genres of movies, there are some which have always remained close to my heart and I can watch them over and over again umpteen times. In this special post today, I bring to you a list of 4 such Classic Hindi Movies which are my personal favorites. If you wish to catch these movies online, you can find them all on ZEE5.
1. Raja Hindustani: This Aamir Khan and Karishma Kapoor starrer appeases the diehard romantic in me like no other. Shot mostly in a beautiful hill station of Palankhet, this is indeed the cutest love story of a taxi driver and the daughter of a wealthy businessman. The more I watch this one, the stronger grows my belief in the power of true love. If you haven’t watched this one yet, you must watch this one for the impeccable performances by the lead pair and the heart-touching direction.
2. Mera Naam Joker: This movie might have been released much before my birth but every time I watch it, it touches the deepest corners of my heart. It narrates the story of a clown – Raju, which in all its finesse brings forth the several-fold layers of the life of a joker of a circus who has to always make everyone laugh concealing his sorrows deep within as ‘The Show Must Go On’. You must watch this one for being one of the best classics of Indian Cinema ever made. Its meaningful and profound songs still give goosebumps to me.
3. Heyy Babyy: More often than not, I pick up a comedy flick to unwind from a grilling day and this one has all the ingredients to throw me into fits of laughter perennially. It is a tale of 3 flirtatious guys played by Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, and Fardeen Khan, living in Sydney, who have an incredibly casual attitude towards dating and relationships in general. But one day they find a cute little baby outside their door with a note that one of them is her father. Eventually, the little angel transforms them into worthy caring fathers. But what happens when her mother comes back to claim her? You must watch this one for its perfect comic timing and a strong message for everyone out there.
4. Golmaal: If someday you are feeling low and don’t want to apply your brains in a movie, watch this watch this quirky comedy. It is a funny story of four friends played by Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tushar Kapoor, and Sharman Joshi, who dupe an old blind couple. If you are a Rohit Shetty fan, well you must not miss it and trust me you will enjoy the comic nuances of a perfect ensemble cast which is the USP of the Golmaal series but I find this one(the first one) the best.
I am overwhelmed weaving this list for you, hope you found it worthy.
Stay tuned for many more such lists and straight from the heart reviews.
Truly Yours Roma



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