2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 950 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 16 trips to carry that many people.

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Who’s really #madeofgreat?

In this surprisingly fast paced world and with a gazillion different memories being woven intricately every day, every single moment, every breath, we may make little choices of who could be a role model, or somebody that we yearn to become. Somebody, whose shoes we like to step into, and somebody else whose cloak we would dream to touch. Somebody today, somebody tomorrow. But most of all, what remains in us, is the desire to remain true, to whatever we may become.


Only once in every gazillion of moments, do we encounter that person who not only teaches us to desire things great, dream what hasn’t been before, and maybe that’s who I call as #madeofgreat. One’s greatness doesn’t really get confined to one alone, but flows outward and infuses the others with that greatness too. The only beings, who selflessly pour out their greatness to us, are our mothers.

Mothers are those who think about their family more than anyone else does. They are #madeofgreat in their own sui generis ways. They are the ones who take the utmost trouble in bringing their children up. They toil and undergo all hassles to make someone else GREAT. To make us great. From the time you wake up in the morning, to the time you go to bed, they have taken care of you; most of it, when you were a child, because post that, you don’t see her anyway. You’re either buried under a stack of books to read, or sprawled on the couch watching television, and you just start to take her greatness for granted.
What drives mothers in doing what they do? It’s deep love, and that’s all it takes. We don’t see selfish motives or stealth rationale to what they do. They do it with an intention of spreading love, and giving us a life that we most often desire. They don’t have stealth intentions, let alone desire for any payback. That’s what I believe makes them great.

Mothers always have an impact on us. From the way our upbringing reflects in our thoughts and words, and to what translates in our actions, that’s where she’s always lurking. Her sayings and teachings, not once dubious are what we inherently like to cling the closest. Gentle gestures and soft words, and once or twice, a berating without which things don’t seem right; every one of those are partly or wholly influencing us in our day to day lives. The fact that we unknowingly or knowingly desire to follow someone, live up to someone’s greatness, or desire to please someone, is who I think of as great. We label someone’s greatness to how much they have impacted us, and most of it being positive. Bad influence is not greatness at all.

We don’t really need a mother’s day to express what we feel towards our mothers. Everyone’s mother, whether tall or short, fair or dark, stout or thin, is a mother, and she is #madeofgreat. CHEERS to our mothers.

The #madeofgreat campaign by Tata Motors is basically the brand association with the brand ambassador, Lionel Messi. The campaign builds upon Tata Motors’ DNA of trust, authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation.
There are several reasons why Tata considers him as an icon for today’s youth. He is a winner who is trustworthy, reliable, pioneering, simple and driven by self-belief, which is what is at the core of Tata Motors as well. Thus, proving to be an ideal fit for the role of Global Brand Ambassador.​

This post is a part of http://madeofgreat.tatamotors.com/

What do you think of Tata Motor’s association with Lionel Messi ?



Keep them #SoftestForBabySkin

In order to keep a baby’s skin safe and secure, there are a number of precautions that have to be taken care of right form day 1. A baby’s skin though soft and cuddly in the beginning can develop rashes over time if proper care is not taken, or if not moisturised regularly. There could be several reasons why this fragile body would be affected by rashes or patches. Dryness or even consumption of non-nutritious food could be the major reason. Therefore, it’s necessary that you consider these five things in order to keep your baby’s fragile skin nourished and soft.

  • Massage with oils: The baby’s skin gets dry easily with changing environmental conditions and in order to avoid dryness, it’s necessary that proper care is taken by massaging its body with oils like coconut oil, jojoba and bhringaraj. Oils strengthen the baby’s body and make it clear and devoid of dry patchy skin problems. Also, massaging the fragile body keeps it more nourished and healthy.
  • Moisturizers: Moisturising the baby’s skin is a must especially in the winter when the skin drys out pretty quickly. No matter what the season is, there is always a need to maintain the oil balance on the skin, in order to avoid rashes and itchy skin. Chamomile baths or milk baths would work fine once in a while and would also bring back the lost moisture in your baby’s skin. You could also find organic skincare products that are devoid of chemicals and work well on fragile skin
  • Baby baths: Bathing the baby numerous times would only make its skin dry and would eventually lose its glow. Therefore, you should always resist the temptation of bathing it now and then. You could give it an oatmeal bath that softens the baby’s skin, or otherwise simply give it a bubble bath with eco-friendly soaps so that the essential oils in the skin are all retained.
  • Heat protection : The baby’s skin is extremely fragile and it’s extremely necessary that you protect it from the UV rays outside. Use sunscreen if necessary in order to avoid sunburns and tanning. Also, as an alternative you could buy the sun protective clothing for the baby.
  • No rashes: Baby’s tend to get diaper rushes due to dryness and unhygienic conditions. Therefore, it’s necessary that the baby is given diapers that would prevent rashes and keep the skin soft and supple. Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is#SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy.

These 5 methods are sure to keep your baby’s skin soft, supple and sweetly irresistible.

5 ways to keep baby’s skin soft and healthy

Softer and immaculate the skin, the more protection and care would it demand. Soft skin of babies is sure to attract a lot of compliments, but at the same time this fragility needs adequate responsible care. Babies with their nimble feet, soft and cuddly bodies would require absolute protectiveness in all environmental conditions. Here are the top 5 things that could be done to keep a baby’s soft skin safe:

  • Keep skin hydrated:
    The one crucial requirement for softness in skin, is the necessity to keep it hydrated all the time. A baby’s fragile skin needs most of this, and it’s always safe to use lesser chemicals and more natural products to maintain a naturally soft skin. Coconut oil is a very good moisturiser for tender skin, that helps maintain a good oil balance on fragile skin. Bathing regularly removes the natural oils present on baby’s skin and for this, there is a need to pamper this skin with jojoba oil, coconut oil or other such refreshing natural products. Keeping the baby’s skin moisturised will also eliminate any bacteria or other such infections on the tender skin.
  • Protection from the sun:
    Whenever you take your baby out in the sun, you need to protect it from the heat and the scalding temperature outside.You can keep your baby safe in the sun by using protective clothing like tightly weaved fabrics. Also, wear a hat on the baby’s tender scalp so that its’ face is protected from the UV rays. Use a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15 , it make sure that it goes well with the tender baby’s skin.
  • Prevent diaper rashes:
    These are very common among babies, and for this, you need to use diapers that are very gently on baby’s skin like Pampers premium care soft Pants. Change the diapers as and when required, so that there is no dryness caused. Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy.
  • Baby body massage:
    This is another essential aspect to maintaining a healthy soft skin. Giving regular massages will help improve baby’s health and also, enhances the development and growth process. Massage also improves the blood circulation, and thus helps in maintaining a healthy skin
  • Healthy foods:
    Softer healthy skin will only happen, if the food given to the baby is healthy and equally nutritious. Give fresh fruits and veggies , so that there is a healthy system maintained, and at the same time, make the baby drink a lot of water and milk. This keep the baby’s body moisturised and nourished from the inside.

By following these 5 things, you can be assured that your baby’s skin remains soft , healthy and equally nourished.


Breaking binary with CSGS, Ashoka University.

Discover the joy of #RealTogetherness with Kissan

In a digital world, we often lose ourselves in the fancy shackles of technology. Kith and kin are not special to us any more.  We find it extremely hard to break away from the clutches of a digital world where we have transiently found solace. We fail to express emotions, or even the most trivial sentiments.  It’s high time we broke free from these technological constraints and reach out to the ones who need us, the family that yearns for us, the loved ones who long for our company, and every other person on the planet without whom this earth wouldn’t be a nicer place to live in.

We mistake togetherness to countless messages on social media and other messaging apps. The concept of relationships is measured by the number of text messages we type, and the number of likes we shower on somebody’s Facebook or Instagram picture. Where has the real togetherness gone? Why do people now prefer to send a toothy smiley than actually stop by and gift somebody a real smile? Feelings and sentiments are no more natural; they are just a digital reality.

We experience this real togetherness by connecting with not just people , but with nature. It’s this peaceful environment that gives us the ultimate solace. That extra something that we long for. No more can people satisfy people’s needs. In these quick transient technological advancements that we go through on our daily lives, we fail to realise that its nature that provides us with what we missed otherwise.

To bridge the gap of the magic of relationships and togetherness that’s missing these days, Kissanpur comes to celebrate the joy of togetherness with Kissan.  Nature can sure help us do something better. But for that, we need to give back to it, just the way it gave us the gift of a happy sustenance. We might not be able to stop people from falling a prey to the modern digital day, but we sure can encourage everyone to start caring for the nature. If everyone starts growing plants in their own little efforts, we can transform this world. Kissan now supports the planting of seeds, to motivate people to grow more trees and help build Mother Nature like it was. Kissan India supports this cause and also requests people to order seeds and grow tomato saplings, so that they grow into trees, thereby eliminating the fear of having no trees in the future. Nature can always help us do something better. It’s because of this nature we exist on this earth, we receive the oxygen for our survival and the food we eat.  Kissan’s fresh tomato ketchup encourages this concept of growing more trees near our homes. Because, sometimes real togetherness doesn’t only mean staying together with our kith and kin, but extending these relations with nature and sharing real emotions with the real world; Growing more plants, and growing more relationships. Growing love in the days to come…

This post is a part of http://www.kissanpur.com/

Record, Transfer and Carry only using #TATASkyTransfer

Potato couches are more prominent today than they were a few years ago.

‘Beta, khana khalo! ’

‘Bukh nahi lagi , mom!’ A tiny voice from just inches away from the television screen makes an attempt to scream over the blaring screen. No studies, no play; Of course, Jack has become a dull boy!

All the television mania has reached a new level, when Jack gets his new Tatasky. Tssk Tsssk, there is a problem. Jack has now grown a fascination for channels like History, TLC, and he had no idea they all existed when he had his previous digital connection. TATASky has not just improved his television viewing experience, but is also enhancing his intellectual skills. All work, and no play, will surely make Jack dull , and would undoubtedly have condescending eyes pry on him, until he chooses to battle this problem at hand with #TATASkyTransfer, which means that he doesn’t have to sprawl on the couch any more. He can easily transfer it to his mobile device and watch it on the go.

Here are a few shows that I feel #TATASkyTransfer can provide him a perfect viewing experience, and help him learn while he slouches on the couch or he’s out doing something fun.

  • History’s mysteries:
    This is an American documentary television series that is most apt if you are looking for a television show that could enhance your knowledge and build your history know-how. This show includes historical subjects that the public were not clearly acquainted of. With its incredible stories and real life historical events all comprised into one spectacular show, The History channel will leave you longing for more.
  • Friends:

    This amazing American television sitcom is just the right show for you, if you’re looking for something humorous and equally entertaining.  With its amazing characters of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey etc., you will be left in hysterics with the incredible wit and ridiculously amazing satire and humour. When you have nothing to do on a Saturday evening, jump onto the couch with a bag of popcorn, and munch on while watching this amazing show.

  • Breaking bad:
    Another American television crime show that could keep you hooked till the end with its amazing drama and the coolest action. Breaking bad has been a favourite among a huge portion of youth due to its consistent stupendous crime drama. The show tile derives itself from a southern colloquialism that happens to be raising hell. If you’re in for some coolest screenplay of a crime genre, then Breaking Bad may be just the right thing for you.

  • A lot like love:
    This 2005 incredible romantic comedy movie is sure to keep you truly entertained. Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet with their amazing character roles will surely not disappoint you any time. A lot of meeting and parting, peppered with some witty humour will surely keep you entertained until the very end.

  • ESPN:
    For all those sports fanatics, ESPN is a great choice to keep one entertained and fascinated. ESPN televises some of the greatest sports events held across the world that not only keep you up-to-date with all the sports news, but also helps you in building your sports skills. If you’re looking for a sport-filled stamina-driven weekend or a weekday, then don’t forget to switch to ESPN.

So many shows, and you don’t have to compromise on the quality of your viewing comforts, by switching to the TATASky. No matter what time of the day, TATASky brings to you the best shows and keeps you entertained throughout the week. Jack doesn’t have to worry about being a couch potato any more, now that he can choose what he wants to watch and also learn through everything.

Good luck, Jack and happy viewing the television only using TATASky!

 You can record, transfer or copy your entertainment program using the all new #TATASkyTransfer. By transferring it to your mobile device, you can watch them all on the go. Whether it’s about TV shows, movies, sports or any other genre for that matter, TATASky doesn’t fail to satisfy anyone’s mobile entertainment needs.

This post is a part of http://www.tatasky.com/transfer/

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