Category: My Perspective

Perspective .. It keeps changing ..
I share my opinions ..what I feel .. anything and everything that touches my heart ..

Re-LIVING LOVE

On teachers day it dawned me .. my newborn daughter is the my teacher right now 🙂

Well right now as my daughter teaches me many virtues as we both grow

I have to admit she surpassed my dad 😉

Though i cant say the same about my lil’ bro Sivaditya da Devlkyng

She is more gentle and kind than him .. 🙂

Learning lessons in life – relearning many things with a new perspective!!

And today I realized ..

Four years back when we had lost my lil’ bro .. I din’t think I could love a person ever again …

And then Two years back I met my nephew Abbu gadu and I realised I could still fall in love!!

Abbu  <3 u for that and for the first lessons in infant parent training ..   thank you 🙂
In a way when Satish my dearest hubster .. U walked in immediately after that, I was kinda prepared to try falling for u ..

U OWE ABBU BIG TYM!!!! 😛 🙂

And finally when U arrived …. Aadya and filled my life gently or rather say LOUDLY, I just knew If I could love a person as much as I love my kiddo brother Aditya, it could only be U!

Re-living LOVE!

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A precious angel and an even precious father

Today as I give birth to my baby girl and gift my husband a precious angel, 🙂

i have only one thing to tell him, please hold my baby as preciously my dad holds onto me.

I want my precious one to experience the same assurance and love my dad gives to me his daughter from my baby’s dad, my dearest hubster!

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IMBB

I came across this blog Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog when I was searching for an Indian blog for makeup last year and I was hooked 🙂 There is not a single day I don’t check the blog after that.

This blog holds accumulated review posts from various readers. There are at least 8 blog posts/contributions from various readers all over the globe everyday.

Not many products are left non-reviewed by the IMBB fanfare 😉 Whenever I want to try a new product, I read the review first. The best part is the reviews are from all the normal Jane’s out there like me and not some high-end makeup artists or PR people. So they are all honest and a perspective I can relate to completely.

Rati and Sanjeev are the owners of the blog. IMBB is one of the many successful blogs that they run. I didn’t know they were a couple and in one of comments Sanjeev was lashing out at a rude comment on his biwi. And I was completely clueless what was he doing here at a makeup blog. Then at another instance he was talking about bringing back emoticons and I thought he was the technical guy in the team 😉 Only when Jomol wished Rati and Sanjeev on their anniversary, I could figure out .. I know Silly ME ;P

I really love the blog not only for the frank reviews, I also love it for the bonding developed among the readers and the efforts the owners take to better the experience 🙂

Rati talks about high-end makeup products giving due credit to the local brands too. Sanjeev doesn’t post much, but when he does they are very insightful and witty.

They actually made blogging very glamorous 😉 A lot of the readers inspired by IMBB started their own blogs but continue to write for IMBB 🙂

I love the ownership and feel-good atmosphere there.

Rati and Sanjeev Thank you for inspiring and giving us such a wonderful blog 🙂

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Preeti Shenoy’s Blog

I read her “34 Bubblegums and Candies” years back and was impressed the way she wrote. She did mention that those anecdotes were various posts of her blog. They were interesting, fun to read and touching.

After that I read each and every book of hers. Each book has a different story line. Only that writing style remains the same – Gripping and touching 🙂

I was just trying to surf blogs and I came across her blog .. Much Love! Preeti Shenoy

I went through her complete Mama Moments post in one sitting. She inspires/motivates me to put kids first before you 🙂 Putting aside career/financial independence for the sake of kids is not easy at all .. But going through your posts Preeti I have to say U just showed how beautiful and worthy it is 🙂

You would inspire me for the same when needed 🙂

Also I love her style of blogging, its simple, made to feel as if conversing directly with you. She is an inspiration for me to start blogging too.

Blogging need not be serious, It could be just what, when you feel touched is what I learnt from her blog.

Thank You 🙂

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Sudha Murthy – A person untouched with fame and money

Sudha Murthy wife of Narayana Murthy needs no introduction. She is renowned for her philanthropic works and books.

Out of curiosity, I picked up her “Wise and Otherwise:A Salute to Life”. Frankly, I expected it to be boring and complex. But as I read the first story, I was totally floored with her simple writing narrating the simple threads of human interactions in her life.

I couldn’t stop reading, as I loved stories and those were something I could totally relate in todays life. The stories were very thought provoking and simple to understand.

As I put the book down, respect for her and her writings grew immensely.
I bought all her novels and finished them within 4 days 🙂

All the novels were intense and just like her stories, woven on the delicate threads of human relations and interactions 🙂
I liked the way the heroines of her novels are portrayed. They were all unique in this mad rush world or better say India.

None of the novels had a happy ending was what I was very disappointed about 🙁 I do so hate sad endings ..
But .. the protagonist always found peace at the end 🙂

Just as I finished the book Mahashwetha, my dad walked in and I narrated the complete story along with the postscript at the end of the novel where after reading the novel a guy after understanding the pain of the leukoderma patients, realizing his mistake, gets married to his girlfriend who was a victim of the disease. Sudha Murthy was invited to the marriage by the girl who felt her marriage would be complete if she visited her.
She also gifted Sudha Murthy a sari, which she holds to preciously remembering Malati’s (the bride) happy face each time 🙂

I started ranting about no happy endings in her novels and my dad pointed out .. This story definitely has a happy ending, Malati 🙂
He was right!

Sudha Murthy – You are an inspiration, 🙂 Be it the philanthropic work or writing, spreading a piece of your mind is very important.
It was only after reading your “Wise and Otherwise” that I strongly felt I have to write/share my experiences in the various walks of life.

Thank you 🙂
Please do continue writing and continue inspiring the younger generation of us 🙂

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Brands(Made in BHARAT) – Indian Beauty Products

When we import products, it seriously affects the already effected economy.

No wonder our first PM  Jawaharlal Nehru requested the Tata’s to manufacture the cosmetics right in India as he was concerned the Indian women were spending too much in foreign exchange for the cosmetics 😉 Lakme was thus born. But it is a part of Unilever now losing the whole reason for its launch is a different story. 

So in a drive to use only Indian made products, I was on search for products/brands that work and that too effectively. Can’t ruin my skin for the sake of the drive right 😉

So listing a few brands that I have tried and rely upon. There might be many others but not posting which I haven’t tried.

Also most of the Indian brands have natural ingredients and that’s a bonus any day!!

  • Himalaya Products – one of the foremost products I depend upon, They have the best face washes 🙂
  • Lotus Herbals – My most favorite brand, Their cosmetics along with the beauty products are great too. Greater than value for money products actually. Their lipsticks, nail polishes are the better than many high-end brand products actually
  • Banjaras Products – Their face packs and hair packs are the next best to the natural products used directly.
  • Ayur – Their astringent along with lacto calamine helped me get rid of my teen pimples 🙂
  • Biotique – Their products are very gentle on the skin. A few duds sometimes but very soft and works most of the time
  • Patanjali – Every product is amazing, gentle and works with the treasure of ancient wisdom. Jai Ho RamDev Baba 😀
  • Khadi Natural – Their products are all natural. Though mentioning the chemicals too in the ingredients list would make them feel more authentic
  • Fab India – Their personal range products are worth every penny.
  • Devicas – Their shampoos are simply awesome .. Can try out the other beauty products too .. Rose water my favorite.
  • Mayur Khadi –  This is a part of the Karnataka Government’s khadi initiatives .. I personally love their shampoo .. Availability is a huge blow though .. I could only find it in local stores.

This list may be updated as I use the other products available and like them 🙂

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