Saturday, December 27, 2014

Keep Calm And tell The Truth

How do you feel when you are cheated and lied straight on the face ? Like hell no?
The right thing to do is seldom the easy thing to do. But it’s worth it.
Have you heard a quote something like’ If you want to change the world, change yourself’? Yes. that is how it should  go. You are the one who matters. You should take the first step towards the truth!
because when you yourself indulge in the damned thing of lies , there will come a time where you’ll have no idea who to trust. Then even the people who are telling the truth get damned. This is the reason why you yourself lying without another thought is bad.
Because when you do such a thing the trust breaks down, it creates a society like we have where we are afraid of everyone and cling to non-truths because no one knows what the truth is anymore.
So Its important people and you yourself tell the truth no matter what. It won't always be easy or happy thing to do. In fact, sometimes it is downright painful, but YOU know you have done the right thing. .
A time where I am happy I chose to go ahead with the truth was when I broke up with my boyfriend .. It was worst. But then he deserved it. He was lying behind my back.
And then days passed by I met a wonderful person who treated like the way I had to be treated. Eventually we fell in love, but the twist in turn of events happened when I found out my ex was partnering with the love of my life on a business deal.
the worst part was when I had to accompany my boyfriend in parties and I got to see him , he would start creeping around and trying to rekindle the relationship . I hated my ex and the fact that my love of life was planning something for future with him was eating me up. I was scared if I told him the truth he would start judging me and kept the truth hidden.
then there came a time my ex crossed the line when we were hanging out with my friends and my love of life proposed to me, my ex cornered me and abused me of how I was a non deserving woman . He had spoilt that day. That was when my conscience snapped and I went straight to my fiancé and blurted out the truth. I then did not care it would hurt anyone or if even my loved ones would judge me.
But it so happened instead of him being angry he started laughing at my outburst. I for once was confused. What was happening. It is when he told me that he knew the guy was my ex it was me who ended up being furious. Did he not trust me , was he testing if I still had feelings for my ex , why was he entering into a business deal with a guy who broke my heart?
But atleast I had told him the truth and I felt relieved. But then when my fiancĂ© told me he was only following a recommendation and in no way was he partnering with my ex and did not care for my ex because he trusted me I felt overjoyed. Suddenly it felt like a huge burden was off from my shoulders and from that day onwards I have been the woman who makes sure the truth is told more often and even more quickly,,…
Also I love the new TVC by Kinsley throwing light on the truth… Watch it here. I am sure you’ll love it!

This blogpost is written as a part of Indibloger’s Indi Happy hour’s for Kinley !

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kids travel diaries…

Top 10 Family Reunion Destinations-


A vacation with a family is the only vacation that can be described as a vacation with love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with a little uncertainty , and remembered with nostalgia…

It is universal that if your child enjoys something you automatically enjoy everything.

Every time we travelled to exotic locations during our summer holidays in childhood it would be along with the whole family. The aunts, the cousins, packed full with children. I often hear adults talking about how traveling can also be tiring and taxing on the body and mind. When you have kids in tow, the challenge of travel becomes even greater.

When traveling mostly long distances, a lot of things should be kept in mind in order to ensure that both the kids and us ourselves have a pleasant and enjoyable vacation. 

In order to make things right and work it out for your kids to have fun while they are on a vacation keep these things in mind:

1. Plan your trip

2.Plan it strategically

3. Keep your kids entertained

4. Don’t forget to bring the necessities

5. Stay focused

6. Don’t let the kids fall sick

7. Pack the right food

8. First aid

9. Take in the child’s sleep schedule

10. Connect to your location

A destination can make or break , it depends on the kids . Sometimes it can be tough finding the perfect place, where it will be possible to entertain your entire family.  You have to make sure that everything goes according to the plans you’ve made and your kids are smiling all the way.

The part where you chose your travel destinations plays a vital role in the enjoyment scale of your kids. Make sure to pick up places to kick back and relax, or just fun for the whole family in general.  After all, you don’t want your kids to complain that it doesn’t look like a vacation but a reunion ,do you?  I didn’t think so!

A kid friendly place is the first thing you should give priority to! Because the fun, eclectic atmosphere chosen accordingly will keep everyone at your table entertained. Its always a good feeling when the kids score big with the huge playground and video game room. When they are all smiles , we are all smiles.

While planning fun things to do on vacation with kids before hand is important, it is equally important to provide the space that they need. When you choose vacation rentals instead of a cramped up eerie feeling hotel room, the kids too need space and privacy. This also is a vital factor in the enjoyment scale for the kids.

A vacation to have all your kids entertained must have the right ingredients. The happy factor is of course giving them freedom and not setting up boundaries, afterall they are on a vacation.

Also there’s the thing with food, glorious food. Pack plenty of water , plenty of fresh fruits and sugar bars. Travel friendly food and juice bottles to keep you on the safe zone.

If all the above points are considered I am sure your kids will have the time of their lives and will always have fun on their vacations which equals to your happiness :’)

This post is written for Club Mahindra’s Teddy travelogue’s in association with Indiblogger!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

High time we kick it in : Time to Rise above Fear!

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Fear. It’s a very powerful thing.
Dangerous and Cunning.
But when you decide to overcome it, well nothing can stop you. Can it?
If you do something you fear so much and fall flat on your face, worst-case scenario, how long will it take you to recover? The answer to that my dear is probably less than you expect. How hard would it really be to find something else and get over it? Chances are you could recover completely in a couple of months. But trust me it has not taken more than a few months. Why fear when you know it won’t hurt much? Why regret later when you could do it today and now?! Is the fear of a few rough months strong enough to keep you in a mediocre situation indefinitely?
Take for example my life, I was scared when I was a child , as I grew up I am thankful to my parents, mentors and teachers to have supported and encouraged to take the en route to risking and claiming the victorious path. It was while growing up , at my school, in college I learnt to let go of the fear afterall how much would take it from my part, a little or everything of the risk.
Some of the few instances where I conquered the fear factor by taking the risk where:
Public speaking : I am an introvert and public speaking doesn’t come easily to an introvert, but then I have always been a firm believer in taking the risks so when my college announced extra curriculum activities beginning as a new syllabus I had to give it a try ! The risks were many, given the thing even my best friend advised me to not take part in the JAM (Just a minute) activity because she feared I would lose face when I wouldn’t talk in front of a crowd, but I had enough and I actually took it up as a challenge , the first time I did get nervous and couldn’t get even a few words out but that was a very long time back. I am thankful to myself that I actually gave myself a chance from that day I haven’t turned back I started participating in every public speaking event, interacting with the debaters and now I am proud enough to say I could earn a living by speaking in public, No really :D
Fear of reactions of others: This was biggest fear s of all ! Every time I decided to do something I would think of all those reactions people would throw in my way after which I would turn on my heal and run away. And then there came those inspirational books and movies, I regained my confidence back and since then I have never looked back!
I think I simply acknowledged my fears and went anyway.
Its like one day you get up and you have your EUREKA moment. the same way I realized that if I didn’t try, I would fail for sure.
Fear while Shopping: Shopping is one thing we women love but hey what if it goes wrong ? Yes it leaves us devastated ! I have always been a shopaholic but long before I used to crib when asked to go shopping (I can’t believe it myself but I did haha) reason? well what f the dress I bought costs way too much? what if nobody ;liked it? what if it did not look good on me? what if it goes on sale after a few months, what if what WHAT IF ! That ! And then one day I decide to hell with What if’s! has it paid off? Like hell yeah ! Now everything I buy , I buy with confidence and the compliments , well they just keep doubling ;’)
On the other hand, fear can prevent us from doing things that would be great for us – if we could only figure out a way to face and overcome those fears.
Not to forget all those books and movies which also inspired me to take the big ‘R’isky leap :D But lately it’s the  new Dew film Rise Above Fear is superb! It has Nagarjuna Akkineni’s son Akhil Akkineni facing his fears!
The video is simply wow. Mountain Dew has done an absolutely fantastic job! Boldness and dauntlessness just got a new name!The peak of daring has reached a new height!This is so inspiring ! Excellent performance by Akhil !
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Enjoy your life and don’t forget to face your fears by rising above them !