Monday, October 26, 2015

Daughter Mother Relationship

The easiest thing in the world is to hurt your mom and the hardest thing in the universe is saying sorry to your mom. There is no doubt; Mom is the only soul who loves us from the bottom of the heart without any expectation. But, we always take her for granted. We always blame them for most of our problems. We blame our mom for not gifting a wonderful past. We blame our mom for not offering the compassion we expected. We hate our mom for getting angry and yelling at us for our mistakes. We hate our mom, when she gives opinion,when she sets rules and controls our life.  

"Throw her out of the house, scold her and show all your hostility, she will never fail to love you back."

Yesterday, I had a bad argument with my mom that led to harsh exchange of words. Pretty sad, Isn’t it? Must say, my mom was quite. But she was extremely stressful and upset for not understanding her love.

If I look back, she offered me the best food, top class clothes(even though she had none), money when I needed. Above all a lap that I needed when I was down.

But, being a cruel human being I just saw her flaws. I just got angry at her for not offering me what I want. I got angry for not letting me to do what I wish. I got angry at her for not encouraging me in my achievements. I was not matured enough to understand that she just lacked basic encouraging skills. I was not ready to accept the fact, "what ever it is, she loves me at the end." 

Sound familiar isn’t it? We always look at the things that our mom does not offer us. Though I knew she offered me all the basic necessities of life like education, wonderful shelter, love, nursing, food, I just looked at what she did not give. It’s the human nature.  If you often get mad at your mom/dad, it’s time to pause and read below.
  •  If your mom is hurting you, remember she is not doing it willingly. She too has stressful days, demanding boss, jealously relatives that she needs to dealt with.
  • Not letting you to fulfill her wish? Putting so much of rules? setting up lot of expectations and annoying you? Demanding you to wake up early and do house works? That’s how she was raised by her parents. She was preached by her mother that a women child needs to be fostered that way. She is trying her best to show all the love under the earth with the knowledge and experience she has. 
  • They are human like us, which meant that they too have flaws and will make mistake. Just count how many mistakes we commit in a day.
  • See that little innocent child within her. After the age 50, parents are dependent child. Expecting just love and time from her child. 
  •  Learn to accept our parents as they are. It will open new door of happiness.
  • If she sets an expectation which in turn annoy you, getting angry is not the solution. Just explain her with facts and confidence. She will be happy to accept it. 
A mother always expect her daughter to be a best friend. Lets try our best not to hurt our mom.

3 day Bangalore Trip

3 Day Bangalore Trip

Dear Readers,
Looking for a blue print for a 3 day Bangalore trip? Below is a plan that I came up for a 3 day trip. 
  • Day 1:
Innovative filmcity/Wonderla:

If you are going for a trip with Friends then wonderla is the best place. If you are taking your parents or people aged 45+, chances are they will not enjoy the rides and water rides. In that case, Innovative film city is the best place. 

  •  Day 2 (all temple visits) Temple timings (9 A.M to 12 P.M and 4:30P.M to 9 P.M)

  1. From your place to Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Kalena Agrahara.
  2.  Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple to OMKAR HILLS (15 KMS)
The below one is optional, based on your timings:

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple to Ragi Gudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Ragi Gudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy Templeto Omkar Hill  (15 KMS)

3.       OMKAR Hills (via Kenchena Halli Rd)– Gopalan Arcade Mall – 5.1  KMS
4.       Gopalan Arcade Mall  -à Rajarajeshwari Temple, Kenchenhalli, RR Nagar. (1.6 KMS)
5.       Rajarajeshwari Temple, -> Sri Shanmukha Temple, RR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560098  (3.4KMS)

Day 3 (Museum)
  1. From your home to KEMFORT temple 
    • Temple Timings – Open 24 hours.
    • Address of Kemfort Temple - 97, Old Airport Road, Behind Kemp Fort Mall, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017
  2. KEMFORT temple to HAL Heritage Museum-  10 min (3.4 km) 
    • HAL Museum Timings - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Address of HAL Museum - Varthur Road, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037.
  3. HAL MUSEUM to Snow City Bengaluru (14.9 KMS)
    • Timings - 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Address of Snow City - 5, Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006
  4. Snow City to Visvesvaraya Museum  (4.1 KMS)
    • Visvesvaraya Museum Timings - 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Address of Visvesvaraya Museum - P. B. No. 5216, Kasturba Road, Beside Karnataka State Government Museum, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001 
  5. Visvesvaraya Museum to Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium - 6 min (1.8 km) 
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium to Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain -  3 min (550.0 m) (Two Laser shows each lasting for about half an hour - between 7 and 7-30 PM and 8 and 8.30 PM are organized.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Real Togetherness

The “Kissanpur Discovering Real Togetherness” ad, an incident that happened recently flashed my mind.
It was my dream to start an agriculture farm at my home. Unfortunately, due to time and work pressure, I could not take any good step towards it. Then, there came up a turning point thought. I decided to plant at least one sapling for my birthday. I planted a Bamboo sapling for my birthday. With proper maintenance, the bamboo tree is now healthy and that one sapling was now divided into seven to eight trees now. My family members were inspired by this event.
Every year, for my parent’s and nephew’s birthday I never miss to gift something. For my parents, it would be some dress materials. Whereas for my nephew it would be toys.
This year I wanted to try something new that would bring my parents as well as my nephew and my sister family together. What would be the best gift?
Of course, I could gift them some travel package. But again it was bundled with lot of challenges like holidays, travel planning, and huge budget and so on. Then finally while watering my bamboo tree, a good thought struck my mind. I decided to plant a sapling for everyone’s birthday on a specific date.
On saying this news, everybody was as motivated. My sister son, who was just seven years old jumped in joy on hearing this news.
"Am I going to plant a sapling? That sounds cool" He roared out in joy.
"I wish to plant a tree that gives tasty fruits" replied my sister.
“I will choose Neem. It has so many good medical benefits” replied my mom.
Then we bought 7 saplings. Neem for my mother, Banyan for me, Mango sapling and Pongamia sapling for my 2 nephew, ficus for my brother in law. My dad picked mango tree and my sister chose Jack fruit sapling as she stressed on fruit trees.

Right from discussing the place and selecting the trees to plant we had a lot of fun and good time. My nephew and I were new to planting. Hence, my dad helped us step by step for planting. Right from digging the soil, putting fertilizer, placing the sapling, we had fun.
While digging the soil, few of my neighbors saw, got excited and joined us. We took a print of our names and hanged it to the sapling to encourage other people.
Now, we have a tough competition. Yes, we have a tough competition on whose tree will grow faster. Every day, we have lots of fun while watering it. When the sun comes, we rush to build a roof for the sapling to protect it from the over heat. This is new kind of joy that I never experience in my life. My nephew says the same. My parents too feel the same. My sister and brother-in-law share the same.

This incident thought me joy is 'Real Togetherness' 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

5 reasons for Google Nexus 5X to be a Champ

Here are the top 5 reasons for LG Google Nexus 5X to be a champ:

LG Google Nexus 5X comes with 2 GB RAM. None of the other standard phone offers 2 GM of RAM in this price range. RAM helps in running the operating system which in turn helps in processing the input and output faster. In Layman’s terms, it helps in running all the applications like What’s app, phone Calls, calculator and games. The higher the RAM, the faster the response. Still now, I was using a mobile with 512 RAM, where the response time is dead slow. I have to wait minimum 3 seconds in order to access my mobile and to get the response time.

I am impressed since Nexus 5X comes with 2 GB RAM. Furthermore, the touch comes with capacitive and hence the touch sensitivity will be so cool.

Rear Camera - 12.3-megapixel and Front Camera -  5-megapixal.
You may say, most of the camera offers that pixel. Then what's special in that? Even, that was the first thought that ran across my mind. But when my eyes scanned secondary Camera with 5 MP, I was totally dumbstruck. When I stay away from my family and friends, this 5 MP Front camera helps a lot in having Skype calls with very good clarity. I patter my back, when my friend who connects from laptop and says, "Hey, your video clarity is too good."

2700mAh Battery
8 out of my 10 friends always carries power bank with them. Its a 3rd hand for them these days. I really hate to carry power bank and thus LG Nexus will become my darling and is a champ when the battery is made up of 2700mAh battery. I guess, the battery would come for more than 3 days if it is used only for calls and message.

Wi-Fi standards supported -802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
Everybody would look for a Battery quality, Camera pixel, price, RAM while buying a new phone. They hardly look at the specifications of wifi  If I have been a normal person, I would check whether the phone has 3G connectivity and not about the HSDPA.
Since I work in telecom domain I know the purpose and the job of 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac network access. This helps in the getting the higher internet connectivity for other mobiles.

Nexus 5X ships with 90 days of Google Play Music for free. 

This is another additional point for me to fall in love with LG Google Nexus 5X. Yes, This phone offers an additional feature of 90 days free goggle play music absolutely free.

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LG Nexus 5X The all around Champ

Gone are the days where people wait for new Iphone release and upgrade to the latest. With the Google Nexus smartphone, people have become addicted to the Nexus family. As per my knowledge, it could be because of the below 2 reasons.
  1. Price is affordable and it does not put us in loss during the upgrade.
  2. There is a drastic variation in between the older and newer release of LG Google Nexus. 

Still my love for LG Google Nexus 5 has not yet reduced, but after hearing the news and features about LG Google Nexus 5X, I could not stop myself from falling in love with LG Google Nexus 5X.
Internet access, touchscreen, crazy application, advanced operating system, Video calling, and good MP camers's are the features any smart phone would provide. LG Google Nexus 5X is yet another smart phone that would provide the same feature. If that was your assertion, hold on and please read the below.

Below are the 3 reasons to reinvent my smart phone experience with Google Nexus 5X:D

How do you feel when you look at the Luxurious BWM, Audi, Rolls-Royce cars? An Elegant, stylish and classic look. Isn’t it? The same feel I got when I looked at the pictures of LG Google Nexus 5X

Camera: Of course, I am a Selfie Girl:
Selfies and Panoramic are outdated. Panoramic selfies is the latest trend. This phone comes with 5-megapixel front-facing camera. This camear takes splendid photos under any light. What’s next? Upload the pictures in Facebook!? Again it’s old-fashioned.

Good battery backups, a week-up back up are the old news. Quick Charging is the latest news. Yes, no more taking nap while charging is required. Because LG NEXUS 5X  comes with reversible USB Type-C charger. It charges at lightning speed!!! thundering... sorry lightening speed. I am stressing on the word lightening, since the light travels faster than sound. Hence its charges

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Baggout - Fashion Shopping App

Baggout - Fashion Shopping App

How nice it would be, if a person or stylish keeps on recommending us the clothes and accessories based on our body type, skin color and style? Seems tempting and interesting right? But in reality it’s not possible to keep a personal stylist due to the cost they quote. But Baggout does that for us. Recently, Baggout has come up with a user-friendly fashion Shopping App. Just by answering three question, you get a personalized recommendations daily.
Install from Play Store

Sign up is as simple as that 

Innovative questions...

Love those pictures

Just 3 question, your stylist is ready :P 

My suggestions are getting loaded... 


Love that skip functionality... 

Cant miss this lovely handbag... 

I often hear complaints from my friends that Shopping apps occupy most of their mobile memory. Most of my friends have Flipkart, snap deal, craftsvilla, amazon apps.. on their mobile. How good it would be if all the mobiles apps are at one place? It not only save the phone memory but it saves the time as well.
I need this cutie... 
My mobile has just 512 RAM and when I installed Flipkart app on my mobile, my mobile started to hang often. I could not immediately migrate to 1 GB RAM due to the budget constraints. I had no other option than uninstalling the app. When I came across baggout where it provides all favorite apps in one place, I was little concern about occupying my memory.  To my surprise, after the baggout app install, my phone did not hang at all. it works smooth like butter. 50 Rupees got credited to my account.

Yes, with every new install you get 50 rupees cash back. Below are the few things I like about the Baggout Shopping App

  •  Exclusive Deals:
Sometimes, due to our busy schedule we will not be available in front of system for 24*7. Some exclusive deals launched by paytm or flipkart will be available only for 2 hours or so. Sometime, as soon as the deal is on, the product will be sold out immediately. This app would rectify all those concerns.
  • User friendly:
The success of app depends on how user-friendly the app is. No wonder, the Baggout app is very user-friendly.
  • Good Reviews:
It has a good rating of 4.5

Baggout - Fashion Shopping App - It’s an exclusive shopping destination!!!

My previous post regarding Baggout.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Sound of Heart beat - chapter 4

"............Bollywood, Ballet, Kathak, Pilates, Trap, Boogie-woogie, Rumba, Zumba, Samba, Salsa, Flamenco, Contemporary, Folk, hip-hop, Disco, Electro, Hard, Tap, Free style. Which dance style would you like to go for?" the man with a tonsured head in the admission room of Stepz dance studio bobbed his head enthusiastically and completed his sentence.
Meghna head started to whirl around, listening to the list of dance styles. She reached for the glass that was kept in front of her and gulped the water in a hurry.
"Are these really dance styles" she asked incredulously.
"Of course. We have separate serious enthusiast trainers for each dance styles."  He stressed on the word Serious.
"Out of the huge list you recited, just one dance style went into my mind"
"Was it free style?" the proprietor asked with an apprehension.
Meghna wanted to say yes, but she was worried whether he might recite the entire list from the beginning again. He took her silence as yes and opened his pedestal to take a brochure.
“Here is the list of dance styles. You can choose the one you like." the proprietor said pointing to the brochure.
God, please help me to find out the dance style that Karthick has enrolled. Can I go with trial and error method or pinky pinky ponky style?
"May I help you with selection?" the proprietor interrupted her thoughts.
"Could you please help me out in pointing out the one, which Kar....." before should could complete the name Karthick, her mind alarmed and brought her sense back.
"We do have..Kar..Kar… Karakattam.." The proprietor got excited and pointed out the fees details.
Meghana jaw got dropped with his answer. For sure Meghna knows that Karthick would have not enrolled for the ancient folk dance Karakattam. For the kind of style and attitude that Karthick possess, he must be into something like Salsa or Hip-hop.
"I need some time to decide upon the dance style. Most of the dance styles, I am hearing it for the first time" Meghna replied after a long pause.
The proprietor advised her to have a look or have a demo at all the different styles of dance classes and analyze her interest. This uplifted her energy. Her plan was to walk around all the dance class and find the one that Karthick has enrolled.  On observing the positive move, the proprietor gave her the application form to fill in all the details leaving the Dance style field column blank.
There came another shock. There was another field in the application form that stated Batch timings.
"You have different batch timings as well?"
"Of course. Students flexibility is our primary goal. We have morning 3 batches, evening 3 batches and 2 week end batches. Sounds so cool...right?" He replied with a grin.
Her mind rapidly processed few bad words to complement him for the different batch timings he was offering, but swallowed them instantly.
"I actually need lot to time to decide upon this. Will get back to you in a week" She got up from the chair and left the stepz dance studio.

"This is my 4th coffee" Shiva replied with a bogus irritation.
Meghna shifted her gaze from the entrance of the Stepz dance studio to his eyes and replied, "Still many more to go...."
"I really feel embarrassed. Hiding behind an oak tree from morning 6.00 and scanning for a man does not make any sense at-least to me."
"You are doing it for your friend. In return, if a son is born for Karthick and me, will name the child Shiva" she winked.
"Not needed." Shiva cupped his palm and started playing games in his mobile.
"Hey, concentrate on the entrance. What if I miss him?"
"Are you really gone mad"
"Kind of..Mad on Karthick" She blushed.
"Ufff...I have not seen him at all. Then how could I identify him even if he comes in front of me"
"Oh, you have a point. Wait" She took a mobile out from the pocket and showed his photo.
"This is the guy, look out for him now" She replied and observed Shiva still frozen on the fact of having his picture on his mobile.
"While scrutinizing his profile, I just downloaded few of his photos and copied to my mobile" she replied with a sheepish smile.
"Gosh!!!" He slapped his forehead and smiled broadly at her actions. “Hey what if, He was on leave today or he was into week end batch class.”  Shiva shared his scary thoughts and concern.
"We have to again wait for another day" She replied without taking her eyes from the enterance.
After sometime, she groaned a bit as her legs ached and sat down beside the tree, with her eyes still glued on the entrance.
"I love this dance studio.. Lots of pretty girls around" Shiva replied looking at few girls.
"Then fall in love with a girl, join the dance class along with me and help for my love. I will help for yours. Mutual benefit." She replied without giving a second thought.
"Hmm..I don’t want to get into this love trap." He said firmly.
"Shiva, can I ask you something" She went on to serious note.
"Go on"
"What will you do or how will you react, when a girl is following you like me."
He was astonished with her questions.
"No, I just want to understand men's perspective"
"It again depends on a particular individual Meghna. If I am not in relationship and if I like the girl as well, I may accept her love. If I am in a relationship, I will make her understand that and will avoid in order not to encourage further"
"What if Karthick was in a relationship? What if he doesn’t like me? There are so many ifs...How am I blindly believing it’s going to work out?” Her eye lashes turned wet.
"Come on, Meghana. Don’t over think a situation after you took a step. Go on, let’s see, what’s waiting for you...Above all, you like him. There is nothing wrong in letting him realize your love. If he does not accept, move on. You have millions of guys out there."
She pushed him back and started walking towards the other side.
"Meghana,...stop.. Did I say something wrong? "
"I really can’t move on Shiva. Do you think, it’s easy to move on or love another person, when you intensively love a person? I cant.."
"I didn’t mean to hurt you. If it’s a positive ending, I would be the first person to feel happy. But.."
She cupped his mouth with his palm and said, Let’s not look at the negative side please...
He was about to nod in acceptance, but she immediately dragged his hand to hide behind the tree.
"What.."  He asked in surprise.
"Shhhhhh.." she hushed and pointed to a bike at the parking area. "That's him Karthick"
"How do you say? He is with the helmet"
"I know his height and body features above all, my inner voice says…" Shiva unable to believe her words, focused his eyes carefully and waited for him to remove the helmet.
He parked his bike and removed the helmet and it was him.. Karthick!!!.
Shiva looked at her, still not able to believe her guess and inner voice that got right.
"So, its 8 to 11AM batch" She said looking at the watch and excitement in eyes. She requested Shiva to follow him to find the dance style he has enrolled for. He followed him and came out of the dance studio after an hour.
"He is into Salsa Class..." On hearing this, Meghna felt the entire surroundings went on mute and she listened to the sound of her heart beat that tuned to the music of love.

To be continued...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Letter by heart


Heart  ,
Right side,


The person whom I care the most.

Dear Deepika. How are you? Like every mother who cares and knows her child, I am mindful about you. At Present, you are happy. Sleeping till 10 in the morning, tasting all relishing foods like Pizza, burger, ice-cream, Paani Poori..etc. But, I must say
You are at risk.!
No, I am at risk.!!
Its not you or I, WE are at RISK!!! 
I can’t function without you and vice-versa.

I envy on body. Because, you are taking good care of it and absolutely ignoring me.

You are spending lot of time in applying face pack to get glow and spend lots of money in beauty parlor. Can I request you to take care of me? I am not asking you to cut down your beauty expense. But kindly invest some money for health as well. Grab a gym membership and do some work out. In turn, I will take care of your body as well. Please priorities spending on your health and fitness and not beauty.

Inner Beauty is a must to stay healthy. Inner beauty, I am mentioning here is is ME i.e HEART!!

Kindness makes your heart beauty.

Protection makes your hearth healthy.

So, kindly protect mE!!!

When stressed out, don’t sit to watch movie or serials. I know you have a pet at home, go play with it. Take the pet for walk.   Caressing the dog reduces stress and relax the mind.

When you are a child, your dad induced you to save money. He took you to the bank when he deposit money and thought you the value of money. Did you over learned that concept? And, that the reasons you depositing fat in your body bank?

Facebook and what’s app is not the necessary apps that needs to be installed on your smart phone. There are lots of apps designed for improving me. The app allows you to monitor your workouts and daily progress.. I am sure those apps give your enough motivation during the tough times.

The good part about me and the major risk heart disease are it does not develop in a day. It develops slowly over several years giving few symptoms. Example, no one will become fat in a day. We do give symptoms like dress getting tighter, but you ignored saying the dress shrink.

Like everyone, I know you wish to stay young and healthy. So, please take letter seriously and protect your heart.

I suggest you to take the Weight-Heart Test at - (a #ProtectHerHeart initiative) and take the necessary step towards a healthy heart with Saffolalife

With Love,
Your Heart.    

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