Going Skin +ve

Skin types vary, and so should the moisturizers you use. Despite the vast variations, nearly all skin types can benefit from the right type of face and body moisturizer. Without a daily dose of hydration your skin would be flaky, itchy and tight.

Recently, I came across a new range of moisturizing cream and lotion. It’s Banjara’s Skin +ve range of Beauty Cream and Body Lotion.

Skin +ve

The pomegranate extracts in Skin +ve  Beauty Cream accelerates the skin repair process, firms and tightens the skin.  Olive oil, wheat germ oil and Provitamin B5 help build skin elastic and hydrated. SPF 15 and PA++ provide broad spectrum from sun damage. So Banjara’s Skin +ve  Beauty Cream claims to work on the skin in 3 ways that is it protects, repairs and hydrates. So it keeps the skin hydrated, build skin elasticity, repair skin damage and protect skin from both UVA and UVB sun rays keeping it healthy, youthful and flawless.

Skin +ve Body Lotion is enriched with pomegranate, honey and butters. Pomegranate extracts protects the skin from aging rapidly due to moisture loss and accelerates the skin repair process. Honey rejuvenates and softens the skin. Shea butter and Kokum butter gives a silky smooth skin.

I tried Skin +ve Beauty Cream and Body Lotion for about 2 weeks and quite liked the effect it had on my skin. The Skin +ve Beauty Cream which comes in a slender tube with a nozzle which dispenses a small amount of the the cream, moisturizes the skin perfectly and shows that a little goes a long way. The cream makes the skin look visibly soft and minimizes pores. The SPF 15 and PA++ in the cream protected from scorching sun and there wasn’t any need to use an extra sun block cream or lotion.

The Skin +ve Body Lotion is good for skin that needs a serious boost of moisture. It has grease-free texture and is absorbed easily. What I liked about the Skin +ve Body Lotion is that it lasts all day without causing breakouts or greasiness.

Ideal for all skin types, Banjara’s Skin +ve range of Beauty Cream and Body Lotion have an amazing fragrance and are pretty affordable. Skin +ve Beauty Cream is priced at Rs. 50 for 20gm and  Rs. 100 for 40gm and Skin +ve Body Lotion  comes at Rs. 80 for 100ml and Rs. 140 for 200ml bottle.

If you are looking for a body lotion and cream that protects skin from harmful UV rays, hydrates skin without making it look oily and greasy and is friendly on pocket too, check out Banjara’s Skin +ve range of Beauty Cream and Body Lotion.

Recovery from a Crash

We have more or less moved towards a paperless work environment. With almost everyone having access to a computer or a laptop and a smart phone, use of paper is on a downtrend. Going paperless, not only decreases our environmental footprint but also clears clutters from offices and homes and of course, saves time from hunting through stacks of papers or files.

Data on our computers is all we own. Right from the official communications to personal emails, work projects and presentations, photographs from our DSL cameras and smart phones, invoices to receipts, all are stored on our computer systems.

What would happen if we were to lose all this data unexpectedly. I am sure the mere thought of it would give us nightmares. But we may lose data due to…

  1. Computer crashes – This is catastrophic and always happen when you least expect it.
  2. Computer viruses and malware –Malicious viruses can corrupt files, disable computers and damage data.
  3. Mechanical damages of hard drive – Hard drives of computers are the most fragile parts of computers and can fail suddenly and without warning. How dreadful it would be to lose data which you have generated and stored for years.
  4. Physical computer damage – Spilling drinks on your laptop or sudden voltage fluctuations, accidentally dropping of laptop can damage system and data.
  5. Accidental deletion of data – This often happens when you perform a ‘Select All’ + ‘Shift-Delete’ operation without individually checking everything.
  6. Theft – Yes, that happens too, especially during travel or in a crowded place.

Sadly, I have experienced no. 1 and 2 and have friends who have suffered the loss of data due to no. 3, 4, 5 and 6!

God forbid, but if your hard drive has crashed due to any of the above mentioned reasons and you no longer have access to your critical data files, what will you do! I mean apart from panicking that is!

Well, relax and stop panicking. Help is now available even for this nightmarish episode.

Most people regularly back up their files to their computer hard drive, but in the event of a total computer breakdown this activity is futile.  Saving data on an external hard drive, or a large-capacity pen drive is another option. However this method is only as secure as the device you’re backing up to. This storage device can also get damaged and result in data loss. A safer and more effective method of securing files is online backup. In this case, despite best intentions, you may forget to update your files as often as you should, leaving a large amount of recent work unprotected.

A more safer and efficient way to recover the loss of data is available in the form of Data Recovery.

Data Recovery is the process of recovering data from damaged, corrupted or inaccessible secondary storage media and operating systems that has been lost by either hardware failure, human error, software bugs, a virus or a natural disaster. The Data Recovery software, can recover lost or deleted data from your hard disk or external drive. The scan engine of the software is so powerful that it can retrieve any file you ever lost and with the efficient search option, finding any specific file is extremely easy.

  • Recover Documents, Photos and 300 other file types
  • Efficiently scans more than 2TB of data
  • Recover files with an advanced find option
  • Supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac, Linux, Novell and Unix Data
  • Supports NTFS, FAT and ExFAT file systems
  • Memory Card Recovery : Contacts, files, songs, videos, images saved on phone’s memory card can be recovered too
  • Brings back lost or deleted volumes
  • Resurrects corrupted hard disks : Hard Disk Recovery is another feature of this software. File Recovery tool can easily undelete files from your corrupted pen drive, hard disk, memory card and even your camera’s memory. It also supports several types of memory cards including CF cards, Flash cards, SD card (Mini SD, Micro SD and SDHC card) and even Mini Disks.
  • Sorts your files exactly the way you want : Filtered Tree option to make it easier to get back those data in the most possible sorted order

When my laptop crashed, I used the services of Stellar Data Recovery. Stellar Data Recovery is a leading information technology company that has revolutionized the concept of data recovery with smart, simple software and services. Their data recovery, repair and system optimization tools help us by bringing back the loss from catastrophic data loss situations. Headquartered in Gurgaon, Stellar has been serving the various data recovery needs of this part of the globe. With offices in USA and Europe, Stellar Data Recovery has further expanded its reach. The data recovery labs in the Netherlands and India are one of their kinds. Apart from hard disk recovery, RAID recovery they also specialize in Memory card recovery services.

The bottom line is that the data on our computer systems is valuable and it is imperative to take steps to protect the information stored from sudden loss.

Zzz #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, Z is for Zzz.


55 Fiction

Your body is talking to you. Are you listening to it?

If you don’t, it will sabotage your waistline and your health.

Do you want the notorious hormones to wreak havoc on your body?

Follow your body to sustain your sharpness and the prowess to write 55-Fiction that will not make people yawn and gasp.

A Word to the Wise

And if tonight my soul may find her peacein sleep, and sink in good oblivion,and in the morning wake like a new-opened flowerthen I have been dipped again in God, and new-created

Sleep is the chain that ties health and our bodies together. Sleep is a necessity. It reduces stress and anxiety and keeps you all refreshed and alert and happy!

Yes #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, Y is for Yes.


55 Fiction

The door opened only a few inches.

I pushed harder and something cracked with a snap.

Things were spilling out of the open drawers.

I couldn’t walk without stepping on clothes, charging cables, cans, shoes…

I could close the door and keep out.

But No… Today, I will not wait for mom to clean up.

A Word to the Wise


Seize the moment and let yourself be impulsive now and then. Say yes to possibilities. Step out of your comfort zone and try new things.

Gail- Indian Speed Star

GAIL (India) Limited has launched a grassroots athletics program ‘GAIL-Indian Speedstar’ on the 22nd of March, 2016 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. This initiative is aimed at unearthing young talent across the length and breadth of India.

This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by GAIL, is being executed by NYCS pan-India in the age group of 11-17 in 100, 200 and 800 metres track events, to identify, select and nurture the hidden talent in athletes. NYCS has tied up with  Anglian Medal Hunt Company as its technical partner. This program aims to create a pool of athletes with potential and spark which will possibly bring honor for India in track events at the highest echelon of sporting events – the Olympics 2020/2024.

Legendary athlete P.T. Usha launched the initiative alongside the organizers Dr Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), GAIL (India) Ltd, Rajesh Pande – President, National Yuva Cooperative Society Ltd (NYCS) and Maneesh Bahuguna- CEO, Anglian Medal Hunt Company.

A panel of eminent sportspersons like P.T Usha, Rachita Mistry, Anuradha Biswal and Kavita Raut have been appointed in the selection committee to support selections and guide coaching camps. As members of the selection committee their role would include creating the selection criteria or the GAIL-Indian Speedstar program, and developing the training plan and module for the selected athletes at the National Level.

District trials were conducted under the watchful eyes of coaches and selectors, appointed by the selection committee. The selection of the athletes was based on talent identification and selection criteria set by the selection committee.

Sindhu Palakkad embracing Kerala State TrialsA runner must run with dreams in his heart. Because GAIL #IndianSpeedstar is making those dreams come true. Sindhu Palakkad, State Representative, NYCS, struck by the strength, optimism and connectedness expresses her boundless joy and gratitude towards this initiative, for giving young children this opportunity to participate. #GAILRaftaar

Posted by GAIL Indian Speedstar on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Earlier this year, initial trials were conducted at 55 districts across 10 states in which more than 25,000 children participated out of which 850 children made it to the State level.

Gail Indian Speed Star

The first state camp and trial was organised on February 27 and 28 at Sawai Maan Singh Stadium in Jaipur where 60 boys and girls participated out of which four qualified for the next level. The state trials were held in Odisha (14 Selected), Delhi (28 Selected), Kerala (28 Selected) and Jharkhand (4 Selected) followed by Maharashtra and Gujarat in the last week of April.

Treasa sharing her winning momentIt’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. Treasa sharing her winning moment & her future plans for Tokyo Olympics. #IndianSpeedstar #GAILRaftaar

Posted by GAIL Indian Speedstar on Monday, April 18, 2016

The shortlisted children from the State trials will then participate in the National camp and selection which is scheduled to be held in May 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

Participants at Kerala State TrailsToday they are doing what others won’t, so tomorrow they can accomplish what others can’t. Watch what our Future athletes want to say about their dreams at GAIL #IndiaSpeedstar #GAILRaftaar

Posted by GAIL Indian Speedstar on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Shortlisted athletes from state trials will attend an intensive national level camp. At the conclusion of the coaching camp, final trials will be held. Winners will be selected based on the qualification criteria and their potential. The winners will be given extensive training throughout the year. The top 9 athletes will then be provided with a world class coaching for over a period of 5 years with an ultimate objective of one of these athletes to represent India at the Olympics.

Dutee Chand, brand ambassador of Indian Speedstar, created a new national record of 11.33 sec in the 100m event at the Senior Federations Cup National Athletics Championships in New Delhi on 28th April, 2016. She missed out on qualifying for the Olympics by 0.01 sec.

Gail- Indian Speed Star Dutee Chand

For more information on Gail-Indian Speedstar please visit http://www.gailindianspeedstar.org

Xenial #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, X is for Xenial.


55 Fiction

I cradle her in my arms.

She stirs and finds me looking down at her.

Her eyes shine with tears of what may have been joy, or gratitude.

“I’m so glad you’re here,” she slurs.

I put my finger on her lips to hush her.

I know exactly how it feels to plead for help.

A Word to the Wise

I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.

Xenial means to be hospitable and giving especially to strangers and people whom you don’t know. Hold the door for strangers. Give someone hand carrying their groceries. Assist a elderly person walking across the street. Carrying out acts of kindness to people you don’t know will strengthen your positive outlook on life. Is there a greater feeling than helping someone who is need?

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far  by clicking  on a highlighted letter!


Will Power #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, W is for Will Power.


55 Fiction

His heart skipped a beat.

He couldn’t get his fill of looking.

He knew it was not right, it could not be.

Head held low and moving on would be best.

Still his heart was in denial.

His head, however knew that he must turn down the sinfully rich brownie that was calling his name.

A Word to the Wise

The will of man is his happiness

Increase your capacity to set goals and then move towards achieving them. Improving your self-discipline will also boost your self-esteem which leads to satisfaction and happiness.

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far  by clicking  on a highlighted letter!


Value #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, V is for Value.


55 Fiction

“When will you learn that a bed is not the place to keep a wet towel.”

“Can you stop blaming me for everything?”

They rode on waves of pot-shots and barbs and floated it away but a new wave returned soon after.

With welled up eyes she remembers all those things that don’t happen anymore!

A Word to the Wise

Sometimes you will never know the value of something,until it becomes a memory.

Live a purposeful life. Seek meaning in what you are doing.  Not only value your life but value the life of everyone around- loved ones and strangers. Valuing others makes our self-value soar.

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far  by clicking  on a highlighted letter!


Unconditional#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, U is for Unconditional.


55 Fiction

His opponent drew his leg back and delivered a powerful kick to the ribs.

He howled in torment but still charged at his adversary who was quick. 

Another high impact hit bruised and knocked one of his teeth out.

Our eyes met and it gave him a glimmer of hope in this otherwise tragic situation.

A Word to the Wise


When you love or support someone unconditionally, it means without any strings attached. Do good deeds for others because you genuinely want to spread joy. But more often than not, we hold ourselves back. Love and support by looking beyond people’s faults, struggles, and whatever pain and hardships that life may bring. Love and support unconditionally for the happiness and inner peace it brings us all

You can check out my A-Z posts thus far  by clicking  on a highlighted letter!


Hire Police Verified Drivers

Are you looking to hire a driver? Have you considered getting a background check and Police verification of the driver before hiring? If not, read on…

It does not matter how skilled you are at interviewing people or how much trustworthy are your gut instincts. It makes sense to get the Police verification done.  Here are the reasons why…

You are vulnerable
Most of the crimes/offences are committed by people who are known to you. They know your routines and schedules, your family and your vulnerabilities. Hell, they even know the alarm systems and may have keys to your intricate locks too.

Good ‘references’ are not enough
We all think that good references will be able to stop the probability of a crime. Even someone with a good reference may be tempted to commit an offence. The reasons could be many…

High rise apartments, high danger
Crime statistics suggest that families living in big apartment complexes are the most vulnerable. It is strange, considering the security services with round the clock guards and CCTV cameras. Police believe that these apartment complexes provide anonymity.

Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

  • Verify all domestic help with the police, even those who work part-time.
  • Do not hire any domestic help on the recommendation of your milkman, driver and security guards. Get references from employers.
  • Do not let your domestic servant’s ‘friends’ inside your house.
  • Whenever a new servant is employed, the police station should be informed. His photographs, fingerprints and other details must be obtained and verified.

Saaarthi Household Solutions Helps Hire Verified Drivers

  • Police Clearance Check (PCC) Done for all deployed drivers.police-verification
  • Complete set of fingerprints, Photographs and other details are maintained on their servers.
  • RTO verification of all driver licenses to prevent license fraud.
  • Complete background Verification of Individuals with Reference checks are done.
  • Reference of one/two previous employers kept in their database.

SAAARTHI.COM the only place to hire Police verified and trained drivers. Verification of prospective driver is an important way to reduce the risk of crimes and offences.

Be Safe! Always hire police verified domestic help.

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