Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Why I Loved The Series Dirilis Ertugrul

 Dirilis Ertugrul is one of the most famous series worldwide.

A Turkish TV series created by Mehmet Bozdag.

Staring Engin Altan as the lead role of Ertugrul Ghazi. 

The show is set is the 13th century and is about the life of Ertugrul Ghazi ( father of Osman, who was the founder and chief of the famous Ottoman Empire) 




Recently this series entered the Guinness book of records for being the most-watched series all over the world and is being translated into several languages.





I have heard and read a lot about it, so finally thought of watching it :) 

It has 5 seasons and I am watching the fourth season now, completed three seasons, and now can describe it well.

In season one Ertugrul is shown as a son of a Tribe leader Suleman Shah.

A brave warrior and an honest person, he saves the lives of Price Noman of Seljuk State along with his son and daughter Halima Sultan. 

Later on, he gets married to that Seljuk Princess Halima Sultan. 

He faces all problems that arise because of helping Prince Noman but he tackles them with intelligence and bravery.

He was an obedient son, a brave warrior for his tribe and country, and a strong person who fights against wrong and injustice.


Season 2  is based on the fight and attack by Mongols, and how Ertugrul and his tribe tackle all those problems along with finding and punishing the traitors in their tribe.

He always stood for justice and fights for the welfare of his people.

Season 2 is a bit long, at the end of it once they are done with punishing the Mongol attackers, it is shown that they migrate to the Western border of turkey that's the  Byzantine-Seljuk border.

He is accompanied by his wife, mother, his close friends, and people who believed in him.

Some stayed back as they didn't wish to migrate to a new place ( that included two of his brothers too).


Season 3 is how he dealt with problems at the new place.

He deals with the Cavdar tribe, which was the most powerful tribe in the western region.

Then fought to win the Karacahisar Castle to make it a part of Seljuk state.


The series is long with all seasons having around 80-100 episodes.

And I don't think I can do justice of describing it in so short.

But I would surely like to pen my views why I loved this series :) 


* It's a part of history. It's not complete fiction.

Though few things have been added most of the things shown are real.

And I really wanted to know details about the famous Ottoman Empire.

*It free of song dance things ( though some tribal dance done by warriors are shown but that good ) 

* Ertugrul, his parents, siblings, wife, friends all are strong characters.

People who were loyal to their tribe and country.

They all fought against injustice and tried to make their country more strong and prosperous without thinking much about their personal lives.

* Ertugrul was brave and intelligent. His thinking process was different from others.

He defeated his enemies one by one by both wars and by using his intelligence :) 

* He supported his soldiers like anything, treated them as his brothers.

* He had immense respect for his wife and cared about her like anything.


In one of the episodes, it was shown that he was caught by a Slave trader Simko.

( Slave trade was common at that time) 

There he found many poor Christians were also caught in a similar way and he motivated them all.

Told them that they should fight back and not accept this slavery.

Finally taught them to fight with sticks and stones and helped them to run away from there :) 

When a few of them asked to stay back with him to serve him, he replied " Go back to your home and be with your family" :)

This touched my heart.

He risked his life to save those slaves. And in return asked nothing. 


Halima Hatun ( Ertugrul's Wife ) was a Seljuk princess but she happily lived in a tribe with her husband and in-laws. Did work like other women in the tribe. 

Always supported her husband in all his decisions.

That makes it an adorable character.

Hayma Hatun ( Ertugrul's Mom ) is again a very strong lady, who always taught her sons to fight against injustice and to be loyal to their country.

Always supported her husband and Ertugrul.

Took care of the tribe in her husband's absence 

( Good to see a women leader of that time) 


Ertugrul's close friends Bamsi Bey, Turgut Bey, and Dogan 

All were brave warriors and were loyal to their tribe, country, and Ertugrul.

One can see a beautiful friendship between them :)

When Ertugrul became Tribe Leader, he did his job well.

Managed everything perfectly.

Then he conquered that Karacahisar Castle which was very difficult to conquer, that too without taking help from the state army, only with his loyal soldiers from his tribe.

Because of this, the Sultan of that time made him head of that area.

So he was famous, had official powers and rank but he was a down to earth person, helping the poor and needy :) 

A caring husband and father, and obedient son, and an adorable friend :) 

These all made us fell in love with the character and it's quite inspiring too:) 

To be a person of strong character and moral :) 

Those who have not watched, do :) 

or watch it in short on Youtube.

One can watch the translated version to TRT on youtube or the original one with English subtitles.

I prefer watching the English Subtitles one, as that way now had learned a little about the Turkish language.


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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Declutter Your Mind and Space

 The dictionary meaning of Declutter is " To Remove Unnecessary items

In this post, I will briefly explain how to declutter your mind and space and why is it so necessary. 




First, let's talk about decluttering space.

Most of us are a shopaholic and we buy so many stuff which is sometimes not needed.

But still, we buy 

* As it was on discount 

* It was too good 

* latest trend or in fashion etc 

We end up filling our homes with so many things and stuff which actually we don't need and we won't use much. 

It's said that if you have not used a dress or a product for the past 6 months to a year means you actually don't need it. In that case, it's better to dispose of it, give it to someone else who can use and utilize it. 

Especially clothes or apparel.

I am sure all of us have wardrobes full of clothes many of which are not used regularly.

Similarly makeup and accessories, we have abundant of it and not to forget footwear.

All this makes our home filled with stuff.

To Properly dispose of these stuff: 

* Share with your siblings or cousins if they are Okay with accepting those.

My younger sister asked me to keep books & toys of my kids so that her kids can use those.

I happily gifted all those toys to her as those were expensive ones with lots of lovely memories.

Now my nephews are playing with those toys.

* Donate to poor 

I regularly donate my old clothes, utensils, and even old furniture ( which we are not using ) to my maid and her family, so that they can use those, and that makes lots of space at my home.

We can donate stuff which we are not using to the poor so that they also get something good and it's Charity :) 

* Donate to Orphanage

In every city, there are orphanage and slum areas where we can easily donate clothes, toys, books, etc.

Things that are not being used in our home can be useful for someone else. 

So this way we can declutter our space and make some space.





Now about decluttering our mind :) 

We all are great Thinkers :) 

We think and think, sometimes useful and most of the time useless stuff.

Overthinking can cause stress and makes us exhausted. Then we also feel tired and sick.

So it is so important and necessary to declutter our minds also like our space at home.

We think about the Past, Present & future.

* Past 

We keep on thinking about what happened in past, especially the negative ones or the bad experiences.

It replays in our minds again and again. Then either we feel sad or depressed or get irritated over small things.

I wish it was possible to erase some bad memories and experiences but sadly that's not possible.

We can't erase a particular memory, what best we can do is Divert our Mind when such thoughts come.

We cannot change what happened in past, difficult to forget also.

The best is Learn from your past mistakes. And stop thinking much about what already happened and can not be changed now.


* Future 

I have seen many planning a lot about the future.

Worrying so much about kid's higher education, marriage, etc.

In my opinion, we should not plan much and worry much.

We never know what's going to happen next so no point in worrying so much.

As a parent, we do our best and then pray.

Overthinking or overplanning is not good.

Worrying so much will not let you live your present peacefully.


* Present 

In day to day life also we overthink. Especially ladies :) 

We can be awarded as best thinkers or super planners :)

To some extent it's Okay but again excess of it is bad.

There are so many thoughts running simultaneously in a home maker's mind 

* Menus 

* Grocery shopping

* Kids 

* Kids education 

* Kids diet 

* Hubby & his mood 

* In-laws & guests 

* Own profession 

* Mom's house

* Shopping & sales 

The list is long :) 

Dear Sisters relax 

Take a deep breath 

The world is not going to end today 

We have time 

We will conquer each one by one :) 

 Buy a few good diaries and planners,

Write there about what you have planned for a week.

Brain dump everything there and relax.

I do so, have plenty of diaries.

Write everything there, starting from grocery needs to pending assignments.

Check it daily and finish your work one by one.

This way we can be more organized and less stressed.

As we all know stress is so bad for health.

So by thinking less and being organized we can declutter our mind.

If possible forgive some and forget some 

( Will make your life better & easier ) 

Think that you are doing this for your benefit, for your peace of mind.





Hope you all liked this post and found it useful.

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Sunday, 18 October 2020

Best Makeup Removers For Every Skin Type

 Hello friends 

In today's post, I will talk about some of the best makeup removers or cleansers for every skin type.

Choosing a correct makeup cleanser is as important as choosing your daily skincare products as if makeup is not cleaned properly will affect the skin badly and can cause acne and break-outs.

Though there are various types of makeup cleansers available in the market like 

Micellar water from various brands, makeup cleansing wipes, some balms, oils, etc, we need to choose carefully as per our skin type. 




 One of the Best Makeup Cleanser suggested by dermatologists and makeup artists is 

Bio Derma SensiBio H2O Micellar Water.

* Micellar water is purified water, has some surfactant which are compounds used for cleaning, 

it cleanses as well as moisturizes like glycerine does. 

* Bio Derma SeniBio H2O Micellar water is suitable for all skin types including oily and sensitive skin.

* It does not cause breakouts, in fact, prevents breakouts by deeply cleansing the skin.

* It can be used for cleansing face makeup as well as stubborn eye makeup like Mascara easily.

* Usage is very simple, one needs to put little of this micellar water on cotton pads and gently cleanse the skin. 

* Apart from using it as a makeup cleanser one can also use it on daily basis for cleaning the skin ( like we use cleansing milk or lotions) 



I am using this Micellar water regularly and it suited my skin which is oily.

One can check this product at Amazon

My next favorite is 
KLEENOWIPE MICELLAR WATER FACIAL WIPES 

Last year I received these wipes from the brand for review and it's one of the best makeup remover wipes I have ever used.
* It's an alcohol-free product.
* It's hypoallergenic and PH balanced.
* Infused with calendula oil extract.
* Contains Micellar water.
* Very easy to use and gently cleanses all makeup from skin and eye.
* Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.


One can buy this from Amazon

This brand has two more types of wipes:

* Charcoal Detox and purifying facial wipes 

This contains activated charcoal.
Removes excess oil and impurities from the face.
Suitable for all skin type and ideal for oily skin beauties :) 


* Exfoliating and cleansing wipes 

On one side it's textured and another side is smooth.
From the textured side, we can exfoliate the skin, 
it exfoliates gently and then from the smooth side, we can clean the face.

I have used all these wipes and like them all :) 


These wipes are easily available on Amazon and Flipkart.

So these are the two makeup cleansers which I liked most.
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Thursday, 15 October 2020

Unique Home Decor Websites in India

 Hello Friends 

Back with one more interesting post :) 

In today's post, I will share some websites from where I have purchased some Home Decor products and these were unique and excellent.




The first one is Casablancaa Home Decor 

It's a store in Hyderabad that has Luxurious and Beautiful Home Decor products along with some kid's products and Cutlery.

I had visited the store once and was impressed to see it's collection :) 

It also has an Instagram page and the good part is they do ship their products all over India.

So if you are not in Hyderbad that doesn't mean you can't buy from it, it's very easy to place an order there via Instagram message :) 

( This is  not a sponsored post, I am sharing my personal experience here ) 

One can check their collection here: Casablancaa 

Sharing some pics which I took when I visited the store for an event :) 



Gold Mesh Basket 



Makeup Organizer 


Tissue Paper Holder 





One can find beautiful Cutlery sets, Cake Stands organizers there. 

I can even guarantee the quality of products because I am using some Past one Year :) 

So do check the page and products, you will surely like it.

Now Next site from where I did shopping is Exclusive Lane

I found its products unique and different :) 
I have written a detailed blog post on it, one can check here: 




I shopped two products from there, both are good. 


One can place the order online and products are delivered within a week with the excellent packaging of each product with bubble wrap for its safety. 
The quality of the products are good :)
And one can find some Unique Artistic designs there which is not easily seen everywhere. 

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Sunday, 11 October 2020

Do Electronic Medical records (EMR) help in better approach towards treatment


It's always a debate on how to process the information better and faster in this digital world.

 Similarly, it is applicable to medical data. There has been always a need for medical information to travel faster with integration from different departments so that a doctor may see the patient as one.

 Not examine the patient and simultaneously examine his reports. 

The second scenario is that if the patient is abroad or out of home, he may not carry his records every time.

 In such a scenario, if an emergency strikes, how will doctors access the medical records and past medical history of the patient? In such cases, the medical records who are globally accessible with a username and password are the savior. 




Let’s see how EMR's can help us in our day to day life?

1. A better-informed doctor and Physician:

The EMR innovation gives healthcare providers data in designs that were unrealistic with paper diagrams.

 Essential consideration suppliers would now be able to view and print charts of qualities, for example, weight, cholesterol levels, and pulse following changes after some time. The EMR improves achievement of persistent ailment the executives, avoidance, and screening focuses, as appeared in contemplates that showed improved quality measures. 

Electronic clinical records can give treatment objectives or cautions to remind suppliers when certain counteraction and screening moves are expected or outdated. The EMR additionally gives admittance to data and assets that guide essential consideration suppliers to the best way to deal with the different conditions they experience by and by.

 With improved data to research facility information, there is a decrease in duplication and costs.

 Disease results can be improved, as appeared by a randomized clinical preliminary of several practices that exhibited a decrease in circulatory strain in patients with hypertension who got screening for and counsel on high-hazard drinking, liquor misuse, or liquor reliance through an EMR intercession.

 With meaningful and better-executed use, including standard and consistent data entry in specified fields, the EMR data provide the physician with valuable practice-level information. For example, it is easy with a constant entry in a specific population simple information can be used for practice-level such as identifying patients who have not received pap-smear or PSA check in the Indian population. 






2. Better inter-relationships 

The EMR improves correspondence and connections between family doctors and their multidisciplinary colleagues.

 Diagram rundowns, clinical notes, and meeting letter layouts furnish advisors and different colleagues with clear, organized data. The remedies are in a reasonable and organized configuration, which lessens clinical blunders in endorsing. Electronic clinical records encourage demands and errand tasks to different colleagues. Booking plans are effortlessly gotten to by clinical staff, clinicians, and, at times, patients who may have the option to book arrangements distantly. Electronic clinical records may likewise improve correspondence with patients using understanding entries and individual wellbeing records, which all the more viably draw in patients in dealing with their own consideration.






3. Better Workflow

The impact of EMRs on the work lives of family doctors has been positive, as shown by doctors to a great extent the ideal impression of EMRs. In spite of the fact that the execution of an EMR can prompt an emotional sentiment of expanded time prerequisites by family doctors, considers have discovered that usage doesn't bring about a huge diminishing in persistent access or lost billings. Notwithstanding, regardless of these insufficiencies, examines are developing that exhibit various advantages of the EMR. 

The EMR permits clinicians to see a bigger number of patients through better admittance to thorough patient accounts that incorporate clinical information, which may assist doctors with investing less energy looking for results and reports. The apparent advantages incorporate distant admittance to tolerant outlines, improved research center outcome accessibility, drug mistake cautions, and updates for preventive consideration.

In conclusion, I might want to include that Electronic clinical records improve the nature of care, tolerant results, and security through improved administration, decrease in drug mistakes, decrease in superfluous examinations, and improved correspondence and connections among essential consideration suppliers, patients, and different suppliers associated with care.

Electronic medical records improve the work lives of physicians during their Tele-Consultation  to access the medical records of the patients they are consulting with on the other side of the screen. Electronic medical records improve efficiencies in consultations and review of the case by reducing the time required to pull charts, improving access to comprehensive patient data, writing the new prescriptions, helping to manage prescriptions, improving the scheduling of patient appointments, providing remote access to patients’ charts, and moreover the increase the portability of medical records across with global specialists.

Electronic medical records capture point-of-care data that inform and improve practice through quality improvement projects, practice-level interventions, and informative research.






Docstel wants to introduce EMR practice in India on a grass root level with local physicians and our population so that the years-old practice of carrying bulky medical records is removed and we live in a paper-free world with our medical records which are secure and accessed from anywhere in the world with a click.  

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Thursday, 8 October 2020

No Bake Peanut Butter Oats Cookies Recipe

 Hello friends 

In today's post, I will share a simple recipe of  No Bake Peanut Butter Oats Cookies :) 

This can be easily prepared at home with few ingredients, it tastes good and is healthy too :) 

Its ingredient list is too good. 

Oats, Honey, Peanut butter makes a wholesome food. 

Its rich in Iron, Magnesium, Pottasium, Vitamin E, B3,B6.

Free from trans fat and gluten. 

Oats are rich in fiber and peanut butter is a rich source of protein. 





Ingredients

1. Oats flour - 3 cups 

2. Peanut butter - 3/4 cup ( I used Disnao Peanut Butter ) 

3. Honey - 1/2 cup 

4. Vanilla Essence - a few drops 

5. Salt - 1/2 teaspoon 

Method

1. In a pan dry roast oats flour for few minutes on medium to low flame. 

2. Take it in a bowl and add salt to it.

3. In a microwave-safe bowl put peanut butter, honey & vanilla essence and microwave it for 30 seconds. 

4. Mix all the ingredients and make dough from it.

If the dough is too dry, add little milk to it to make a stoppable dough ( from which cookies can be made) 

5. Take a scoop from this dough and make a ball, then gently press it to give a shape of a cookie.

Keep all the cookies in a tray and keep it in a refrigerator for half an hour to set it.

Delicious cookies are ready to eat and enjoy :) 

I liked its taste, a perfect balance of sweet & savory. 

This cookie has a unique and distinctive taste something we will not get from cookies available in the market. 

This can be kept for a week. 

This is a Vegan recipe, so all can try :) 


One can even teach this simple recipe to kids and they will surely enjoy preparing it.

Do check my previous post which is Importance of teaching cooking to kids

One can give this as anytime snack to kids :)  

As well as it can be a good option for their lunch box snacks. 


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Importance of teaching cooking to kids

 Hello Friends 

Back with one more interesting post on Parenting :) 

Being a parent of young kids is challenging and we learn from others as well as from our own personal experiences.

In this post, I will share my opinion on the Importance of teaching cooking to kids



One of the best ways to get kids eating right is by involving them in the cooking process.
They should know how much time and effort it takes to prepare a meal and so should not say No to it.
It's practical experience with many skills like correct measurement of ingredients, right cooking time,
ideas of flavors and most important is Patience
One needs to have some patience to cook a delicious and healthy meal.

Benefits of cooking with kids 

* Encourages family bonding 
When kids cook with their parents, they learn a lot, and its a good family bonding time.
They feel excited and happy to learn new dishes.

* Boost their confidence
When perfectly mastered the art of cooking or baking, they feel more confident than before.
This would also help in overall personality development.
And it's beyond the books :) 
Some good achievement in practical life.

* Increases focus and attention
Cooking or baking increases focus and attention in kids as they would never like to get their dish spoiled because of any silly mistake.

* Introduces kids to the science of cooking 
Cooking and baking teach them a lot of science.
The right temperature for baking, and details of mixing ingredients and results.
So again this learning is beyond the books.

* Enhances Fine Motor Skills 
Rolling the dough, cutting cookies with a cookie cutter enhances fine motor skills in kids. 

And most important is Value for food and efforts put by parents.

When they will cook themselves they will understand the importance of not wasting any food.
( Which is very important to teach them at a young age) 

At my home, I always encouraged my kids to cook some basic dishes.
It started with making Sandwiches and Bread Omelet.



Initially, I never left them alone in the kitchen.
I used to be with them and monitor them but at the same time taught them how to do that and specially safety measures to remember when using the Gas stove or any kitchen appliances.


Now they have learned a lot of dishes especially baking ones like Plum Cakes, Cookies, etc.
Again baking is like an art, needs perfection.
The right measure of ingredients and correct baking time.
My daughter has learned it through her own experience :) 
And she bakes delicious cookies.
Sharing some images of her cookies :) 





This pinwheel chocolate cookie was a hit :) 
Delicious and perfectly baked. 

From ready to cook Pancake mix, they prepare pancakes whenever they feel hungry :) 
And with chocolate syrup, it tastes too good :) 

                                                              Pancakes 


Choco Cupcakes 


Donuts 
Cooking donuts was the most difficult and time taking one, As this was not baked one but fried one and took a lot of time in preparation but ultimately tasted good :) 


So with these now I am trying to teach them some more recipes.

Earlier when I used to get ill one of my biggest concerns was What will they eat if I can't cook?
Now I am free from that worry as I know they can cook something and feed themselves. 

So dear friends start teaching your kids some basic recipes and enjoy those moments and dishes :) 


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Sunday, 4 October 2020

List of 5 Best Baby Wipes in India

 Hello Friends 

Back with one more review post :) 

Today I will a list of 5 Best Baby Wipes in India. 

The ones which I have used and found good. 

Baby wipes being an essential baby product needs to be of good quality or else can cause rashes and irritate the child. 




1. Mother Sparsh 99 %  Pure Water Baby Wipes 

This is one of the best baby wipes I have used.

It's thick and does not tear while usage. 

Has 99 % water, So as good as water and cotton.

Is made from Bio-Degradable material, so eco-friendly.

Suitable for sensitive skin too. 

Excellent packaging & affordable price.

One can check this at  Amazon 

One can read the detailed review of this wipe here 





2. Mama Earth Bamboo Based Baby Wipes

This is an organic product, made from bamboo.

It's polyester and bleach-free.

Contains Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Almond Oil 

( So has good ingredients) 

It's a certified toxin-free product, does not contain any harmful chemicals like Paraben, Sulfates, Artificial fragrance, etc.

Excellent packaging which travels friendly too.

One can buy this from Amazon 




3. Alter Bamboo Baby Wipes 

Alter is a new brand and has two excellent products for baby care, baby wipes, and diapers.

I have used this baby wipes, its a good one.

I have also read positive reviews about its diapers.

It is made from bamboo and is bio-degradable. 

It is free of alcohol, paraben & harsh chemicals so gentle on the baby's skin.

Contains water & Aloe Vera. 

The packaging is good and travel friendly.

One can check this at Amazon




4. Bee Bee Baby Water Wipes 

This is a Bio-degradable wipe which is hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, enriched with Vitamin E

and has 98% of water.

The packaging is excellent and travel friendly.

A much-needed product to maintain baby's hygiene.





5. Dabur Baby Wipes 

This is a new launch in the market from India's famous and trusted brand Dabur.

Wet wipes for kids.

I am using these wipes these days and I liked it.

This is an alcohol-free and soap-free wipe enriched with Aloe Vera which is good for the skin.

Price is economical, in fact, less than many brands.

A pack of 3 ( 80 wipes each ) costs around Rs 360 at Amazon 





So these are the wipes which I have used and found good.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

How To Increase Followers & Engagement on Instagram

 Hello friends 

Hope you all doing well. A technical post after a long time :) 

In today's post, I will share my Tips to increase followers & engagement on Instagram.

Things that worked for me. 

Apart from blogging, Social media Influencing has picked up well, in fact, now we see more requirements for Social media posts than blog posts. 

The number of Social Media Influencers are more than bloggers.

So it is too important to know how to grow organically on these social media platforms. 

Especially Instagram as most of the collaborations requirements are on Instagram.




Ways to increase Real followers & Engagement on Instagram:

1. Optimize Your Instagram Account 

This is the basic step of starting an Instagram Page.

Consider your Instagram Bio as your HomePage.

Introduce yourself there :) 

A link to your blog or Youtube channel can be added there.

This will help to drive traffic to your site or channel.


2. Quality Content 

The thumb rule of the blogging world is CONTENT IS KING 

and it's true.

Quality Content is something everyone is looking for.

People love to see quality content which is informative.

So try to create quality content as per your niche.

Excellent Images, Informative Posts, Funny Video's or Reels are in demand. 

Once people will like your content they will surely follow your page.

This is one of the best ways to get real & organic followers. 


3. Loops 

There are many loop pages on Instagram, both Indian & International.

One needs to follow the page and participate in weekly or monthly loops.

There one needs to follow other Instagrammers and they follow back, so basically it is follow for follow. 

You get real followers but at the same time need to follow others.

This might not work for some but for beginners who want to increase their follower, can try :) 


4. Giveaways 

Who doesn't loves to win, Win cash prizes, brand gifts, makeup, etc?

So giveaways always help to attract the audience and bring followers.

It's tried and tested one.

I have done several giveaways and it brought new followers to my account.

This way your content is then visible to a new audience and if they like your content they will follow and stay.





5. Ask your friends to do story shout outs, you can do the same for them.

This way your content will reach a different set of audiences. 


6. Do regular stories 

Doing regular stories help to reach more people.

It could be about your posts or shopping experiences, any new recipes or even unboxing video's, etc.

7.  Using Proper Hashtags 

Using proper hashtags is so important on Instagram.

It helps to reach the right audience. 

Helps to reach your post to similar content from there others can see your posts or stories. 

8. Avoid Fake Followers 

There were many pages on Instagram where buying fake followers or Bots was easy and not so expensive. Many Influencers have purchased fake followers to increase their number but in the long run, it's a waste.

Reason: These fake followers do not engage in your content thus engagement rate decreases, and eventually they unfollow and your content is not reaching the right audience. 

So try to avoid such and try to increase your followers organically.

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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Easy Tips To Control Hair Fall

 One of the most  frequently asked questions I saw on any Facebook group is 

" How to control hair fall ? "

So this is a common problem these days for both gender and all age groups.

Especially for ladies its a worrying thing.

So in this post, I will share some easy tips to control hair fall.

Also one can check this article to know more about 

Best Anti Hair Fall Shampoos in India




Easy Tips to Control Hair Fall 

1. Keep yourself hydrated 

This is very important to keep your hair healthy and growing.

Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.


2. Have a protein-rich diet

We all know that a protein-rich diet helps to grow hair and keep hair condition good.

For Non-Vegetarians we have plenty of options like eggs, chicken, fish, etc.

For vegetarians they can consume legumes, daals to fulfill the requirement of protein in their diet.


3. Avoid brushing wet hairs

This can cause breakage of hair.

So let it dry first then comb.

That too let it dry itself ( naturally ) avoid dryers.


4. Massage your scalp with Virgin Coconut oil

We all know the goodness of coconut oil.

Virgin coconut oils are best to use.

Do oil massage twice a week. 


5. Use Aloe Vera  Gel as a hair mask

We all know the benefits of Aloe Vear in skincare and hair care.

One can use Aloe Vera as a hair mask too.

Apply it in your scalp and leave overnight, shampoo the next day 

or one can even apply in the morning and leave it on the scalp for an hour or so and then Shampoo.

This works wonderfully, will not only nourish hairs but will also control hair fall.

I have used several brands of Aloe Vera.

The one I found best is Urban Botanics Aloe Vera Gel.

One can check it at Amazon 




6. Keep your Scalp and hairs Clean 

One needs to keep the scalp clean to avoid hair fall. 

Wash your hairs a minimum of 2 or 3 times a week with a mild shampoo.

Use a good conditioner to make hairs soft.


7. Use salt-free water to wash your hair 

Many times it happens that the reason for extreme hair fall is salt in our water.

Many places in south India water is hard ( i.e has more salt) 

this causes hair fall. 

To avoid it one can use drinking water for washing hairs ( which has less or no salt) 


Using these simple tips one can control hair fall problems.


Hope you all liked this post and found it useful.

Ghazala 


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Friday, 11 September 2020

Enjoy Your Tea with ExclusiveLane Cups & Mugs

 Morning tea is special, a good way to start your day and feel fresh. 

And one loves to enjoy his/her cup of tea or coffee in a beautiful cup or mug.

We all have some good collection of Tea Cups & Coffee Mugs at home, brought from different stores and we love to have some unique & different designs. 

Nowadays since I do a lot of online shopping, I came across a site ExclusiveLane

Browsed and saw some lovely collection of Cups & Mugs.




Some of the designs which I liked are : 

                       1. Studio Pottery Ceramic Cup & Saucer Set of 6 in Brown 



This elegant set of handcrafted cup & saucer set is lead-free.
It's beautifully created and is ideal for Evening time Tea & snacks.

2. Mediterain High Tea Handpainted Cup & Saucer Set 


This set belongs to the 90's Shores of Morrocco design.

This is a handcrafted product made by craftsmen of Uttar Pradesh inspired by Morrocan geometric pattern. 
This looks elegant & Beautiful with vibrant color and beautiful patterns.


3. Mughal Rims Floral Hand Painted Tea & Coffee Mugs 


This product belongs to the collection Mughal-e- Zahra 

It's inspired by the Floral Mughal pattern.
These products are hand-painted & hand glazed.
Looks elegant & classy.


4. The Hut Jumbo Cuppas 


These are hand-painted ceramic Mugs from the Hut Collection.

The Hut Collection is a representation of an old & rustic Village in South India.
This collection is unique as each piece is different from the other. 


5. Cane handwoven Tea Glasses Set in Sheesham Wood & Iron 


This product belongs to the collection " Beauty of 3 states

A fusion of wood, metal & cane 
Cane from Assam, metal from Maharastra, and Sheesham wood from Uttar Pradesh.

This set has a Desi Touch. 
Ideal to enjoy tea with friends along with some Indian Snacks.
One can enjoy both Milk Tea & Decoction in these transparent tea glasses.

6. Unique Half Cup Ceramic Set 


This white ceramic set with a half-moon shape is so different & unique.
One can serve tea or coffee to their guest in these :)

7. Leaf Sips Hand-painted & Hand Glazed set 


These are Ceramic mugs which are hand made & hand glazed.
This is microwave & dishwasher safe.
With capacity of 400 ml, this is ideal as a Coffee mug for coffee lovers. 

8. Handmade Water Glasses in Earthern Clay


This is hand made in earthen clay.
The use of earthen clay helps in balancing the PH scale because of the alkaline nature and healing elements of the earth.

This looks like what we call Kullhad in India.
Ideal for drinking milk or tea from it especially during monsoon :) 


There are many more such beautiful cups & mugs there.
One can browse the site and choose what they like.
Have a look at their Cups & Mugs Collection

One can pay online and place their order. 
They ship all over India.

What I Liked about These Cups & Mugs 

1. These are handcrafted.
2. They have a unique design, something which is difficult to find elsewhere. 
3. Ceramic Mugs keep tea and coffee hotter than glass mugs.
4. Coffee tastes better in ceramic mugs as it is neutral in nature and preserves its taste. 
5. One can find cups & mugs in various colors and beautiful designs that are eye-catchy and looks classy and elegant.



Hope you all liked this post and found it useful.
Do check the site and their collection and share your views here in the comment section below :)

Ghazala 

 























Thursday, 27 August 2020

Why Hemp Mask is Better than other Fibres

 Hemp is a sustainable, environmentally friendly crop.

It's better than cotton and other fabrics. 

With the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, Mask is a must when we go out.




Listing some reasons why Hemp masks are better than normal cotton masks.

1. Hemp is an organic product

It's a sustainable crop and doesn't require any pesticides to grow.

It requires less water than other crops.

2. Hemp is naturally resistant to microbes

The irregular hollow core of hemp fabric gives it anti-microbial properties.

It's naturally resistant to mould, mildews 

3. Hemp is Bio-Degradable

Hemp masks are biodegradable and do not add to pollution.

One can wash and use it again and again.

4. Hemp masks are durable 

Hemp is one of the strongest naturally occurring fibers on earth.

Hemp fiber is stronger and softer than cotton.

It's washable and reusable.

5. Hemp can block Ultra Violet rays

Hemp has the ability to absorb ultraviolet rays due to their chemical composition.

This makes hemp mask the perfect choice for summer and for a tropical climate like ours.


I am using some Hemp Masks which I received from Hemp Foundation based in Uttrakhand.

These masks are good, have a perfect fit, and are reusable & breathable. 

These are double layered mask, so gives more protection than ordinary masks. 





Available in different colors, these masks look good :) 

To Clean the mask one needs to wash them with detergent and make them dry in the sun or can be washed in hot water to disinfect completely.

One can buy these Hemp masks online through their website.
One can check their Instagram page here: Hemp Mask 

Also can check their Facebook here: FB Page 

Hope you all liked this post and found it useful.

Ghazala