Sunday, March 25, 2018

Water is the new Oxygen

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day;
Little Johnny wants to play,
Rain, rain, go away!

The day will come when we will admonish kids not to sing this nursery rhyme; when, instead, we will fervently pray for rain to come, to fill up all the water bodies which supply the precious element to our villages, towns and cities. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The new 'E'moji: Vitamin E

Our very first lesson of alphabets was so very simple: A for Apple, B for Ball, C for Cat, D for Doll, E for Elephant…and so on and so forth. Then we learned how to string the alphabets together to form words. 

With technology leaping at speeds even faster than light, we now have communication tools at our fingertips. Words flew away and got replaced by symbols; these, in turn, being replaced with emojis. So how about somebody creating a bunch of innovative emojis for Vitamins, too, to remind people to ensure these are included in their nutrition?! The emoji on the plate in the image on the left is packed with Vitamin E!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ironic Idli Surprise

Mg. Isn't it ironic that we all learned this metric unit at school, drilled it and its siblings into our minds to pass crucial exams, but, as adults, never really bother about it?! How much importance do we give it? How many of us bother to check the amount of various ingredients on the packet of foods we buy? Quite a large number of us would not even know the daily requirements of vitamins, proteins, fibers, carbohydrates and minerals! One of the most vital of this last group, namely minerals, is iron; and one of the many things which go into giving us bountiful energy is this essential, but oft neglected, mineral. Combined with protein, it is iron which enriches our body’s RBCs (red blood cells) that generate haemoglobin, which gives a surge of oxygen to our body, thus providing energy fuel. So what's that all-important Mg requirement for us? As per Livogen FAQs' useful info (, 5mg is recommended for infants, 17mg for men and 21mg for the ladies (mothers-to-be and lactating mothers require more, as per their doctors' recommendations.) Drill those numbers into your mind and rustle up something in the kitchen to create a yummy, healthy dish which contains iron...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Learning the Magic of Photography in UK

A photograph captures a moment in a frame & preserves it for posterity. Quite often, captured by the lens in a fuzzy manner is something which you had not quite realised was there when you focused your camera on that moment. For example, your camera is focused on the moon, but you don’t realise that something flew by it – was it a shooting star or an angel or just a strange alien creature? 

Wouldn’t it be cool to have photographs which moved? Imagine, then, taking that photo of the moon & the photo moving in such a way as to display every second your camera was trained on it, thus showing what flew by. Such is the magic ability of photos in the world of Harry Potter...ah, well, time to get back to the world of Muggles...

Monday, December 30, 2013

Awaken India! Sirf Ek Ungli desh ko badalne ke liye

We Indians are #1 at ranting about the general state of things. Bribery, red tape, corruption. When it is time for elections, though, where are we? Enjoying a blissful public holiday instead of casting our crucial vote to elect for a better government. Why blame the system when we ourselves encourage it? We don't vote, we willingly pay bribes, we just resign ourselves to waiting for weeks & months to get something official done. Apathy, apathy, apathy. Next year once again the elections will be on. What are YOU going to do? Are you going to continue being apathetic or are you going to use that one important finger?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Better Way to exercise - use your Tab!

Twist. Turn. Hold Steady. Aerobic steps? Yoga class? Actually these are the antics I was performing with my PC tablet. The tablet was a freebie which came with the purchase of some electronic gadgets. It was my very first tablet, so naturally I was thrilled to bits. The tab came in a bright pink box, the pink colour probably selected because it was actually a tab for kids. It looked much like a cake box and I opened it with childish delight. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wake up and smell the coffee! A trip down fragrant lanes

Ambi Pur Smelly to Smiley - Runner-up
Memories tend to be very vivid visually. You see something or somebody and it will trigger off a nostalgic memory. Have you, though, had nostalgic memories associated with different smells? 

This blog post is a dreamy saunter down memory lanes, the wanderings set off by smells and fragrances in the home.