Friday, 10 November 2017

Weave A Little Surprise For Your Kiddo This Children’s Day

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

PediaSure : A Nutritional Supplement Which Works Wonders  

So my precious readers, today on Truly Yours Roma I bring to you the third and concluding part of#MyPediaSureJourney subsequent to my first and second posts on how I decided to take on #90DaysWithPediasure challenge and what I discovered during the course.

As a mother balancing the diet for a fussy eater has been the trickiest task for me and though I believe a lot in consuming as many natural fruits and vegetables as possible, PediaSure sure has made me heave a sigh of relief through its extraordinary nutrition and lip smacking recipes, which have kind of been the most handy tools in my kitty when I am just not able to lure him to finish his food.

I feel in the last 90 days, his needs for vital micronutrients which we mothers might often miss in our daily diet has been well-catered by PediaSure and I am seeing a change in his immunity for the good, something I have been really worried about in this particular season. The notorious monsoons of Pune(which are unfortunately too prolonged this year) are well known to trigger allergies and a good health with a powerful supplement like PediaSure can definitely over a period of time reduce the number of sick days for the little kiddos who are most prone to catching infections which also means less number of school days missed and some good outdoor fun which they are otherwise deprived. This truly elates the satiated mamma in me.

Another noteworthy aspect I noticed was an improvement in the height and weight parameters of the kiddo who is always at his skinny best and eats the bare minimum one needs to survive and thus was always tiny. Thus, after 90 days of evaluation I have decided to stay forever with PediaSure for it soothes my kids taste buds as well his health. 

You must give it a try too, who knows this turns out to be an ideal choice. Try both in milk and in water to find out what your precious little heart savours more. It is available in 3 flavours, Vanilla, Chocolate and Kesar Badam at any general merchant near you or you can also order it here.

Disclaimer: Although PediaSure approached me to review their product as part of their #90DaysWithPediaSure campaign, all views and opinions expressed in my writing are my own. So follow me on #MyPediaSureJourney as I bring to you the next and final review on its impact on my kiddo’s health.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Was she in love with two different men?? ( #FoodForThought Series Vol13)

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"Love knocked at my door in softest steps and I don't have a slightest hunch in saying I got probably one of the best men on the earth as my precious half. After an excruciating childhood, he was a like the fresh breeze my heart yearned for. Though ours was a pure love marriage, we tied knot with everyone's blessings. Different castes didn't make much of a difference.
As newlyweds, living with him was so much fun. In whatever time we were left after our respective MNC jobs we were busy weaving beautiful memories of a lifetime. He loved cooking while I loved eating and this is how we were complimentary in all our house chores and thus we had a ball even in these. Actually it was the inherent goodness of his heart that was so warm and so comforting. He was a man of few words and mostly expressed through his eyes. So I had every reason to fall in love with him more and more irreversibly with every passing day. We barely had a tiff ever for he was so caring that I could not even think of hurting him in my dreams. Fortunately, a decade later today too, he is all the same and I thank Almighty for that. He is truly a wonderful spouse to me and an even more adorable dad to our little daughter.
But my rosy world transforms to a bed of thorns whenever his family is visiting us or we are with them. Their advent changes my man completely almost every time and he barely even talks to me if they are around. I find it so weird and strange and often unbearable too and I dread the months they will be here. Our interactions then only limit to ordering groceries needed every day, sometimes not even that. He comes late to bed mostly after I have slept so I can’t even talk to him then. I really miss him, his love, his warmth, his smile, his care, his everything, I am so used to during these punishment months, can’t think of a better word. The man, who can't sleep everyday without putting him hand in my t-shirt, avoids our cosy and personal moments too. Sometimes I wonder if he is the same man, I am so much in love with or someone else, an absolute stranger... Am I in love with two different men? Sometimes, it gives me a feeling like I am a mistress to him not his legally wedded wife and our daughter an illegitimate child whom he tries to avoid when his kin visit us. I have also noted that he avoids telling this family on phone all the good things he has done for me or all the beautiful gifts he keeps showering me with. What is he scared of?
For years I am unable to fathom the cause of this behaviour and now am in a sort of perennial dilemma. I have stopped crying but it hurts the deepest in my heart. I have no problem with his family which is now our family but his alienating me on their arrival has gradually made me admonish them. The moment they leave I get my precious love back and we are tucked in our blanket watching our favourite movie in our bedroom while only yesterday we didn't even sat in the same room. Of course it can’t be same with elders around but why neglect my complete existence in front of them? Every time I become hell bent to ask him the cause he chooses not to speak and rather take me shopping or for a vacation for a mood change. I ultimately give up under his unconditional love which changes like seasons for those few months of the year.
I don't have a slightest doubt in saying that we both love each other infinite times to the moon and back, but what insecurity is it that makes him so conscious of expressing his love/care for me in the presence of his kin. Is it that he married the girl of his choice and not the one his family chose for him? Or is there another layer of men's psychology I am yet to unfold...."

The above is a true account of a friend who has chosen to be anonymous... which does offer a certain amount of food for thought, I would still like to step into her husband's shoes and visualize the situation, to be able to think more fairly.

Have you read our earlier True Tales in the #FoodforThought series? Find them below.

      what course must Radhika Take?

Monday, 30 October 2017

It was Love at First Sight for Me: The Butterfly Collection from Caratlane

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I am a free spirited person, who despite of the odds, loves to live her life to the fullest. I love to spread my wings like a vivid butterfly and fly high. Like her, abandoning my flight, no matter how windy the day is, is not my cup of tea. I like to shine bright and spread the colours of happiness among the ones I touch.

The same holds true when it comes to dressing up for me. More precisely, I love to clad and adorn myself in an amalgamation of the minimalistic and classy always. That's how typically I have been and that's how I will always remain. Thus, when my eyes first fell on the delicate beauties from the elegant Butterfly Collection from Caratlane, it was indeed love at first sight for me. They were all precious pieces of art and I couldn’t contain my heart’s desire to make them my own.

How beautifully does a butterfly capture a women’s soul which uninterruptedly always yearns to rise high, crushing all the bottlenecks life presents to her. Undoubtedly, these were inspirational pieces for me and undeniably I loved them to the core... ideal for all occasions as well as for routine and office wear.

I love this thing about Caratlane, they tap on the exact nerve of Women almost always, through their varied collections and make their heart go ooh la la. I have always been an admirer of their diamond necklaces and the ones I already have are my most coveted possession so far.

Lost in my love for the butterfly jewellery I wanted to scan through as many collections as they had, for these pieces very well came within my budget too and that’s exactly what I did. It was then that I found my second favorite, it was the Jaipur Collection. For the first time ever I have found traditional ethnic designs coming in such light weight and intricate designs.

I am like a strict no no kind of person when it comes to donning heavy jewellery but this collection appeased the princess in me. I loved the square pieces the most and there was quite a fab collection to choose from.

Unbelievably, they offered customised pieces too and have a huge collection on their website as well.

I was also bowled over in sheer admiration with the advanced laser and enamel baking techniques they use to render durability and finesse to their products. I am still not able to contain my extreme ecstasy and joy to lay my hands on such marvellous beauties!

This is Truly Yours Roma signing off leaving you all with a secret desire(wink!) to check out this stupendous collection yourself :) :)

Friday, 27 October 2017

You Made My Heart Smile Vodafone, Saaddi Dilli is #CelebratingSuper

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I stepped in Delhi as a new bride way back in 2006 and 'Dilwaali Dilli' welcomed me with open arms as if I was its own child. There is this unique charm about this place and you can’t help getting smitten. It was this magnanimous city where me and S weaved many beautiful dreams for our lives and even succeeded in materialising quite a few of them.

From the newly weds who could be often found strolling at India Gate and several other historical monuments of Heritage build in the capital city and tasting the food of almost every famous food joint, we graduated to building our own abode in the city thanks to our great jobs. As we were busy weaving precious memories didn’t realise how time flew by. Motherhood knocked at my door and soon we were blessed with the biggest joy of our life in this city.

We brought him home and our lives became all about his priceless giggles. Unfortunately by this time, the city which has given wings to dreams of millions like us, itself started struggling to breathe. A dense smog engulfed us in winters and the AQI became alarming. WHO declared Delhi as the most polluted city of the world. Crops stubble burning, Yamuna pollution, exorbitant non stopping traffic etc. have smothered Delhi untimely.

Our little baby couldn’t tackle it. Repeated incidents of wheezing and sickness for our tiny munchkin forced us to opt out of the city where resided our heart and soul. It felt like leaving your mother because you are a mother and it shattered our hearts to a million pieces. With a promise to come back forever we bid adieu and trust me we never miss an opportunity to go back to the city which is the most precious piece of our hearts. I decided to do my very tiny bit through my blog trying to create awareness hoe our improved and smart habits can contribute in saving our beautiful city though until sometime back my Delhi trips only saddened me for I saw no nope of coming back.

But my latest visit to Delhi was special and it soothes my heart like never before. Normally Diwali air is Delhi felt venomous so far but I saw a definite positive change this time. I was aware that Supreme Court has banned crackers in NCR but what came as the most pleasant surprise was some really worthy initiatives taken by Vodafone in this regard. Since almost half the Delhi uses Vodafone they have used their veto to put across most strongly how each and every organisation and each and every person must contribute his or her bit to pull out this kindly city from the mess we have pushed her in so far.

Earnestly I am impressed by the many innovative and pioneering concepts Vodafone has brought in to grant a super life to Delhiites and this deep rooted initiative is lovingly called #CelebratingSuper. Interestingly, 52 Vodafone stores in Delhi sold Supercrackers filled with seeds for a cleaner and greener Delhi. They have put up air purifying Bus shelters and innumerable free Wifi zones and are also at the heart of the start up revolution. A digitised and aware Delhi will definitely breathe easy and I am glad Vodafone is doing a fantastic job, you have indeed made my heart smile and opened several dimensions of hope. I urge everyone else and all other organisations and institutions as well to plunge into this revolution. We owe it to our motherland, Saaddi Dilli❤️

This is Truly Yours Roma signing off rejoicing in the spirit of #CelebratingSuper life right in the heart of India :) :)

Pic Credits 1,2,3: Picaway, 4: Vipin Kumar

Monday, 16 October 2017

I don't believe I did this: My not so #CleanUpCashOut Hilarious Tale before I knew about

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I am an absolute gadget freak and I guess my infinite love for them only gets deeper and more profound with time. I am as well a meticulous researcher of technology and an unparalleled collector of the most advanced gadgets which also means I have to get rid of the old ones which are still in a perfect state but just that I have acquired a newer version.

The first bait naturally always is to my family members(grin!!) whom I can make shelve out a good amount of cash on account of my bang on proposal to them of how my device will be just what they have desired in their dreams. Quite ironically the truth of the matter however is that most of them take the device promising to pay tomorrow and as you know tomorrow never comes. Well, sometimes they do but that's rare enough and it's bad manners to ask for money in family. Tears!!

Thus, about a couple of years ago, I decided to act smart and put the advertisement of my recent mobile phone on my social media handles requesting a share to my friends. This wasn't quite a trend back then but the pictha of my well maintained device at a steal deal price did turn certain eyeballs and I got a couple of calls. 

While the first one wanted to negotiate the price which I was quite adamant on not contemplating, the second call I got was from a young man who told me politely how he desperately wanted to but this cell phone for his wife and requested if they could come over. My heart melted at his soft plea and I agreed.

Late that evening the couple knocked at my door. They were fairly young and looked very newly wed. They greeted me with the most beautiful heartfelt smiles and a namaste. They looked at the mobile and caressed it fondly for minutes while whispering in each other's ears in between. The new wifey was adorably pretty and the two seemed deeply in love with each other. Though personally I don't entertain strangers I found them totally harmless and we struck a conversation. 

I found their tone quite familiar and they turned out to be from Banaras while we are from Allahabad. Knowing that we belonged to the same region they eased a little. I quite liked them too.

When the money matters began, I have mentally already decided to give them the device for 4K instead of 6K which I have quoted, just out of my goodness and I shared it with them upfront. Suddenly their faces turned grim and they became quiet. Restlessly I asked them the reason and they said while they needed the cell phone more than their life to talk to each other as the man was mostly touring, all they had was 1300 rupees, hence they would not be able to buy the device. They thanked me for my time and were about to take leave when I stopped them.

"Please take the mobile phone from me as your wedding gift my dears. You are like my own brother and sister as you belong to our place and I shall be happy not to charge you even a single penny for this", I gave a content smile to them as they reluctantly took the device and left. I didn't regret my decision a single bit and slept happily that night. 

Next morn I spoke about this lovely couple and my kind gesture to my bffs in the Zumba class and was aghast to know what I heard next. This couple has duped many online sellers this way after studying thoroughly their social media profiles. Phew!! This shattered my heart into a million pieces. They have clearly played with my emotions and robbed me of my feelings to ever being kind to anyone.

After this incident, I didn't sell my used gadgets for a long time, until I registered on where I get the most worthy value for my devices whenever I decide to clean up the #CleanUpCashOut way❤️ and because my cashify journey so far has been truly amazing I thought of bringing this hilarious tale as well as my love for cashify to the esteemed readers of Truly Yours Roma here along with an exclusive coupon code CLEANCASH which fetches you an extra Rs250 for the sale of your gadgets! All you get to do is get on this website/App on your device.

We wish all of you a very very Happy and Prosperous Diwali! It's high time we clean out all the old gadgets and make out some good cash out of them the Cashify way :D :D

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

I am an October Baby and I love It

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I am an October Baby. This month has an infallible charm for me that amazes me every year. No matter what turmoil I undergo for the period before this, October brings in peace, tranquillity and immense joy and I am glad it is my birthday month.

Like a little girl I love my birthdays
and this year it was on a Saturday 

The day began with a surprise from the man 
Within moments we packed up and to our chosen destination we checked in 

This surprise mini vacation is now almost a ritual 
which each year, I wholeheartedly wait for 

With him holding my hand and the little one around my neck 
I feel so blessed no words can aid me express

This day every year, I utter very few words
letting the love and happiness sink into my soul

Like a small child I sit smiling coiled up on the bed 
Absorbing the warmth and silently sending across my gratitude to God

October for me becomes all the more special as my most favorite festival Karvachauth lies in it too and as I fast for the love of my life without a drop of water whole day and clad myself in my wedding attire and jewellery,  I dwell in some priceless fond memories of the past this day as I weave some more. I love the feeling immensely and Karvachauths have been really really special for the two of us.I feel bad when sometimes people fall into a debate with such festivals and all I wish to tell them is,  it is all a matter of belief my dears, you keep yours and let me follow mine :)

Mostly my birthday and Karvachauth fall together each year and on both these days I am pampered by the husband like a princess (well I can't say on other days I really am not). While it's a outdoor personalised celebration on the birthday on KC he always prepares super yum dinner for me with his own hands and it is a known fact in family and friends what an awesome chef he is.  But on these two days he is only mine. He reads out the vrat katha to me and after I see both the moons (though this year the moon in the sky ditched me, my moon was quite the contrary), he serves me with his own hands and we enjoy the dinner together like on our wedding day. 

Gradually the happiness sinks in... The overwhelming emotions and a deep sense of gratefulness drowns me in extreme remorse of how could I ever make a complaint from life and keep ranting my dissatisfactions and grudges when things don't happen and the stars ditch me. For this one man, I should take all the tough times in my stride without an iota of complaint. So you see how this month October is therapeutic to me. A lot of worthy realisations engulf me and aid me become a better person.

Once I enter this happy zone, magic begins to happen, all my reluctance go away and I am often at my best in terms of embarking of new projects. I envision wonderful ideas and start scripting them in my notes whenever and wherever possible. Since October holds a lot of travel too in terms of travelling home for Diwali, these heartfelt musings in my notes  see the dawn of the day on my blog once I am back. So my baby, my blog does get a step motherly treatment in October but my  thoughts for its betterment don't drift from the subject even for a moment. 

Despite of writing or rather publishing less, this is the month my friends, family, colleagues and readers globally, too shower a lot of love on me and words fail me to express how indebted I am to all of you for keeping my spirits high and making me smile a million times and this time you also gifted me a million hits on my blog in the awesome October.️

You have rendered me speechless 
My near and dear ones 

The strings of my heart
Resonate in immense gratitude for you 

My heart is so overwhelmed 
Words fail me how to express my thanks 

I feel so elated and blessed 
Thank you for all your love to this October child