Boss, Its Bose!

Hey you, my little 13-year-old self, how are you doing?

The future is exciting and so yay! S, even if you are feeling a little nay, be peppy and chin up because I have something so amazing to tell you.

Dude, you have to give in your hundred percent to science because technology truly is talking in our times. The future is here and it is mighty exciting for us music geeks who love to get lost in our own little world cocooned by the right flow of music.

Can you even guess what I am talking about? Well, dear 13 year old, I bet you can’t but boss, it is Bose! The power-packed quiet comfort 35 II wireless headphones from Bose is here and that too with a bang. You won’t even believe the features it comes packed with and it is surely going to blow your mind away like it might even seem sci-fi to you because it’s THAT good and advanced.


I know, you may be wondering how I can be so gaga over a headphone, after all, at the end of the day it is just a HEADPHONE! Oh wait, you judgmental prick, let me get down to the basics and you will be craving for that time machine (which sadly has not been made yet) to jump to my time and get hold of these monster of a technological wonder.

Fancy talking to a headphone and getting things done? I know, you may be rolling your eyes and wondering that the crazy storytelling art of yours hasn’t faded even in 2018, but, sad to break your bubble, I am not concocting tales here, my little 13-year-old self.

The Bose headphones actually come with a built-in Google assistant. If you are familiar with the Google assistant feature, you would know that how tech-savvy it really is to just chip in with commands and get the tasks done. Feels like having your very own personal secretary, isn’t it?


I know, because you are my little one, your curiosity might be at its very peak. So, I am going to familiarize you with my current obsession and make you jumpy with excitement for the big thing of tomorrow.

The best form-fitting features

The headphone has been built with a soft cushion ear cup. So, it doesn’t even make you feel that you have a headphone on. It also comes with Alcantara cushion which makes it fit for day-long wear. Not only this, it has been designed to handle high impact and rough use because it is made corrosion resistant too.

So, even for users like us who keeps it rough, the headphone is made to last.

Google assistant

This is by far the best feature of the headphone. It has been programmed to use the Google assistant. So, you can do a wide multitude of tasks like

  • Playing music
  • Receiving texts
  • Managing the daily tasks
  • Getting answers

All of these can be controlled merely with your voice. All you have to do is hold the action button and the assistant is active and ready to take orders.

If you are not a Google user (By the way, I switched to Apple 2 years back making all your iPhone dreams come true), you do not need to fret. The action button helps you adjust the noise cancelation level as there are three settings available which can be chosen based on what level of optimization you want.


The noise cancellation

So, you, my beloved 13-year-old cranky teenager need to know that it is so easy to tune out the outside world and get lost in our favorite tracks now. The rest of the world will cease to exist and you can do all of this and more with the flip of a single switch.

The headphone comes with an acoustic noise-canceling technology. This headphone will measure, compare and react to the outside noise and it cancels the outside contradicting signals. So, adjust your noise cancelation levels amidst three varying levels and enjoy the best of music.


Charge up

I know how hard it is to stay stuck to the charge point all the time. Guess what dude, the Bose makers have heard you. You can enjoy up to 20 hours of listening. Simply a charging time of 15 minutes will give you another round of 2.5 hours, but, if you are still caught sans the battery, you can use the cable to plug in and the music shall roll on.

The best of clarity

In the end, be all set to enjoy excellent charity at all volumes. For music lovers like you, there is nothing that can get better. You even get volume optimized EQ which offers the right kind of stunning performance.

So, even when you are running on a bustling street like you always do when headed to your school; plug in your headphone and enjoy your good time.


So, dude are you not craving to head to 2018 right away? Well, wait till I let you know of a time turner or the time machine. Until then, I am going to get lost in this amazing world of music with the perfect Bose headphones.

Love you,

Your older 26 year old self.

You can get more information about the headphones here

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How Vitamin E Changed My Life For Good?

Often known as a wonder drug; Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that is a must for healthy survival. A fat-soluble vitamin, it is easily found in plenty of vegetables, fruits, cereal, meat, eggs and even wheat germ oil as well. The best thing is that it is also known to work as an antioxidant which means that it can slow down aging (think of staying young forever!) and also minimizes the damage done to the human cells.


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Now, I am not the biggest health freak on the planet, but as I was doing my research on vitamin E, and I was amazed at the kind of benefits which this wonder vitamin had. To enlighten you more on this, let me give you a comprehensive detail of precisely why this vitamin is hailed as the wonder drug and the umpteen befits which it can offer to your body.

Balancing the cholesterol

Having heart troubles? Want to live longer than what your cardiology hints? Hate those ECG machines beeping all over your mind? Vitamin E could be your best buddy.

As per some studies, it has indicated that vitamin E acts as a protective antioxidant which cuts down the oxidation of cholesterol, as they fight the damage done by free radical. They help in curbing the cholesterol oxidation.

Goodbye to the free radicals that are always troublemakers


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We all know that the presence of free radicals has the potential to do a hell lot of damage. I have headed to too many hospitals complaining about the problem and trust me you totally want to avoid it.


So, the antioxidant nature of vitamin E means that they will cut down on the free radical damage and even fight inflammation for you. What’s the bonus? You get to stay young forever because the free radicals have a lot to do with aging. So, say no to Botox and yes to vitamin E. I did so and the results have been so yay for me!

The thick mane

We all love that thick pony that looks absolutely gorgeous. I have fought with hair thinning problems too and guess what, who was my Dr. Saviour? Of course, vitamin E! It is known to promote the blood circulation to your scalp and also cuts down on the environmental damage too. You will also be able to retain a lot of moisture in your skin.

My tip: Totally go for vitamin E hair oil immediately and get the tresses that will make you the party girl!

For all those wild mood swings

Oh boy! Don’t even get me started on the perils of hormonal imbalance! The wild mood swings almost killed my wonderful married life. Once again, my vitamin E came to the rescue. I was battling mood swings, allergies, weight gains, anxiety all together until my husband took me to the doctor and got me my vitamin E fix. It is known to work both on the endocrine and the nervous system and relaxes the menstrual cycle too.

My bonus tip: if you take the supplement before and after your menstrual period, you are likely to witness reduced cramps. Sounds like heaven? It is!

Sight on fleek

Want to have the perfect eyesight so you could zoom in on the latest sale shopping deals? Once again, vitamin E can be to your rescue. It decreases the risks associated with macular desecration which is an age-related disorder. But, ensure that you top it with vitamin C and zinc as well because these together help in restoring vision.

Fitter and stronger

It is also known to bring about a change in your energy levels and the physical endurance too. You can find it doing wonders to your muscular strength as the problem of fatigue is likely to go away.


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This is not all as there are too many other health benefits too. I am going to make a short list for you so that you could skim and see why you absolutely need to work on your vitamin E content.

  • Reverses skin aging problem
  • Works as a cleansing agent
  • Soothes pain because of cold sore
  • Lightens the dark spot and blemishes
  • Treats the troubles of sunburn
  • Repairs the problem of split ends
  • Can help prevent skin cancer
  • Can help in Alzheimer’s and anemia
  • Treats blood disorder



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So, now that you know the benefits, let us see the main sources of the vitamin.

  • Avocado
  • Hazelnuts
  • Spinach
  • Almonds
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried apricots
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Kiwi
  • Red or green bell peppers
  • Taro root
  • Turnip greens
  • Mustard greens
  • Margarine

Integrating into my lifestyle

Switching to a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy and being a pizza junkie, I initially faced a lot of problems. However, it was the enlightenment of how vitamin E could bring in a drastic betterment in my lifetime which gave me the impetus to go ahead with the changes lifestyle.

I made a chart for my diet and even consulted a dietician. I then made sure that I implemented the changes and honestly, it took a fortnight but the results started to appear.


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I felt rejuvenated and strengthened and I could sense my body heading for a positive and healthier turn. Yes, I started exercising as well and timed my schedule to incorporate basic lifestyle changes. But, voila these changes made my life so much better and so I recommend “Evion supplements” because it surely is a rich source of vitamin E. it was truly a life-changing decision for me to incorporate Evion supplements in my diet. I achieved all these changes not just because of the diet changes but the supplements truly work wonders. #Evion is the savior that turned my life for the good. Check out the details for Evion supplements here.



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Are you starting your health march today? Don’t forget to let me know how you fared!


How Fitness Brands Like Gympik Are Changing The Way You Look At Fitness?

Health is wealth.

This is the age-old adage we all grew up learning but most of us don’t even pay heed to it. This is why the stage was set for someone to be the harbinger of change and it came in the form of fitness brands like Gympik.

They have spearheaded a new revolution in the fitness industry by offering never before offers for the price-sensitive crowd and even the provision of a personal trainer. Often, it is the reluctance to go find the right gym that makes people recluse. With Gympik, people can spot

  • Gyms
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Dance centers
  • The fitness studio and what not!

The ease that technology has offered can be put to the right use. These fitness brands have latched on to the perks of technology and incorporated it in our day to day life to make our health better and life more functional.

The corporate world, in particular, is grieved by the number of employees that fall ill every year. The fitness levels have been remarkably low. It is this segment of the crowd that is willing to shell a few bucks if they can get a fitter and leaner body. With the advanced technology-driven features, great deals and budget offer by Gympik, people all over are now willing to give their body some love and stay fit.

The touch of personalization

There is no doubt that having a personal trainer is wonderful for the body. A trainer studies the body and understands what’s best for it. It is these fitness brands which convinces people the need for such trainers because even a million dollar paycheck cant help you stay fit if you do not take the initiative yourself.

With the growth in popularity of such fitness brands, it has been seen that even people in Tier 2 and Tier 3 citifies have started participating and caring about their health and fitness. There is a zeal among youth to have a body that exemplifies fitness.

No doubt, fitness is sexy and having ripped and sculpted muscles surely give you the X factor which is a craze among the youth. These fitness brands know well how to target the youth and with their smart marketing, they have grown to become the giants of the industry.

Initially started in Bangalore, the company has grown manifold and set its base in umpteen cities in India. No doubt they have eyes set on bigger goals. To make India a true champion, we need fitter people who are ready to take up the challenges that life often throws on our face.

Being fit isn’t merely about exercise; it is also about diet and lifestyle as well. Gympik also offers the best fitness tips and reading materials which will program your mind to adapt to the world of fitness.

Mahatma Gandhi had rightly remarked, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Gympik is setting the right example which the rest of our country is slowly following.

I have taken a pledge to be fitter by the end of the year, did you?

Note: This article is written as a part of Gympik Fit-A-Thon contest and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Gympik is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused.

The Tryst With Numbers

For the 10th time this month, I got up on the weighing scale and found no change whatsoever. I was tired of putting in endless efforts every day and still seeing that there wasn’t the slightest bit of change.

I looked at the mirror and I was shocked at the reflection, not because I was overweight but because the girl who stared back at me was nowhere close to the confident-self I used to be. Somehow, amidst my resolve to shed down the extra pounds, I ended up losing my inner spirit.

I could see all those inner Demons baring their teeth at me.. I could feel the society lash out at me. Was it such a sin to be little more? Does being a little obese meant I couldn’t wear the clothes I loved? Did the weighing scale become my flashing identity? Was I no more than the pounds I weigh? Does nothing else matter except my waistline? Was beauty solely defined by what the weighing scale said? Does having fat thighs meant I always needed to conceal them behind over-sized dresses? Could I not dress up and feel pretty just because the weighing scale wasn’t my best friend? Should I let go of my confidence simply because I was not size 0?

A hundred different thoughts ricocheted my mind. I was scared of what society had made of me! Yes, my thighs maybe the size of Texas; my weight might be double that of a size 0 girl! I might wear clothes that have double XL label on it. I might be what the world labels as obese but none of it entails that I couldn’t live the life I aspire to live.

I have always been happy, confident and proud of who I am. The heart inside knows that beauty is a lot more than the number which the weighing scale says just like beauty isn’t skin deep; it isn’t wired by any boundary either.

I saw my own reflection once more and I realized I needed to be the change the world really needed. I wanted to be the poster girl for every person out there who is battling a battle every time they look at themselves and their overgrown body in the mirror.

Body shaming needs to stop and the biggest culprit is the victim itself. I realized then and there itself love is the only way out of the mess. I decided not to let anyone’s opinion bother me. A few extra pounds didn’t mean I couldn’t do what the vile society perceives as hot girls’ pleasure. It’s about time we killed the stereotypes and embraced with love the body we belong to.

Sure enough, I would love to have a fit body nonetheless, I don’t loathe who I am. Just because a weighing scale says a number that isn’t categorized pretty, I won’t let happiness disappear. I pledge to myself to love my body; to be happy in my own skin and to radiate inner confidence. I would no longer let other people judge me for my body size. I was done playing this little dirty game and I was ready to conquer the world with my large body that accommodated my bulky legs because isn’t it rightly said, ‘the bigger the better!’

Three months later,
I am fat but fit. We are a lot more than our weight. I am happy I chose this new direction because sabotaging my independent confident spirit simply because I didn’t fit with the world’s perception of thin is beautiful didn’t seem like the sane thing to do. I bet John Keats was right when he quoted, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.”



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Today I am ready to fly even with all those extra pounds because all it takes is the confidence to love who you are and to seek who you can be and none of it has anything to do with the statistics that the weighing scale often speaks. Say no to body shaming and say yes to being you because there is no one who could be more perfect you than yourself. Life is a gift and every moment could be made into a memory. Stop shaming people because of the flabs they have because sometimes flab is fab!!

This was the spirit of #AHundredLittleFlames which has helped me fly high and soar higher.

This post is inspired by A Hundred Little Flames book which can be purchased here.

A Letter, A Life.

It was one of those days when you just wake up and sense that something is not right. It is hard to put your hand on precisely what went wrong but there is a nagging feeling which makes your heart sink somehow.


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I dreaded the day and somehow even before it had begun, I wanted it to end.
With a half-hearted will, I got up and like always, my hand grazed my phone as it was one of those rituals that you never break.


There were 13 missed calls from Zarine and my heart sank as I saw that. She was never the one to call me so many times until it meant just one thing – trouble.

My mind dreaded all possible worst case scenarios.

She was my best friend since the time we both understood what friendship meant. Unfortunately, she had been battling a long war with fibromyalgia and for her, every day often felt like a battle. Sometimes, getting out of bed was a Herculean task for her. I had never met someone with such a strong willpower ever. She was in every sense my role model because whenever I saw her, I saw the kind of sheer strength and mind power she had in her.

I immediately hit the call button and when I heard her mom’s panic-stricken voice, my heart sank further.

“What happened aunty?” I asked with palpitating breath.

“Beta, can you please come here soon? I am sorry to bug you so early in the morning but Zarine is refusing to get out of bed and she only wants to meet you.”

I knew it was one of those days when even the toughest bones broke down. I knew that Zarine was fighting a lone battle and she too sometimes got tired. I knew that if I couldn’t be with her when she needed me the most, I wouldn’t just let her down but I would never be able to see myself in the eye either.


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I sprang from the bed and let aunty know that I would be there at the earliest.
I knew exactly what I needed to show Zarine and even though every passing second hurt me as I knew Zarine was hurting, but it was important for me to get that thing. I knew that it was exactly what she needed to win this day over.

When I finally reached her home, I couldn’t stop my tears. Zarine lay in bed and her eyes were teary. I could see the pain break her bone and I could feel how she was dying a little every day.

“You’re here!” She whispered and tried her best to smile. I knew even this simple act was terribly hard for her but my presence mattered so much.

“What happened, Zarine?”

“Alisha, I don’t have it in me anymore to fight: the pain is killing me a little every day. I just don’t want to get out of bed anymore. I want you to know that you have taught me so much but I just want to give up. So I wanted to see you one last time before my journey here in this leg of the story is done. “

I couldn’t believe my own ears. This was the Zarine who was the epitome of self-strength. I had sensed her breaking resolute since the last few days and this is why I knew she would need what I had.

I simply took out the letter and placed it in her hands.

“Dear reader,
Nobody has seen tomorrow. No one knows what we will run into. Yesterday, I had almost given up. I wanted to close this chapter of life but I decided against it. Today, my mom told me that I would have a little baby to play with soon and truly I have never been happier.
Today my best friend also planned a three day trip to the amusement park I have never been to. For you, these may be little things, but at our age, this is all we seek.
What I want you to know is that every time you want to give up, close your eyes and gather the moments wherein life strengthened you. Think of all those people who love you, who you matter to and fight; fight because this life is a gift which we are meant to cherish.

You are stronger than the thought that asks you to quit. I didn’t and I won’t let you ever because a life saved is a life made. “


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I showed it to her and she smiled knowing well that this was her letter that I had kept with me all these years. She wrote this letter when she first came to know that she had fibromyalgia and the pain had crushed her and so had the news. She wanted to quit but had stood her ground and had fought.

“I love you, Alisha.” She whispered and got out of bed and hugged me tightly.

3 months later.

As I stand at her funeral and the tears refuse to dry, I knew Zarine wasn’t a quitter. She fought till the last breath. She loved her full story and somehow it is she and her letter that helps me get out of bed every day even though I know that being a juvenile diabetic, my days here are numbered.

I will fight like Zarine did and so will you. Be the letter in someone’s story and save a life because lives matter and so do you.

I am living and loving. Are you?

This was the letter of #AHundredLittleFlames which has helped me be a fighter and not a quitter.

This post is inspired by A Hundred Little Flames book which can be purchased here.

Calcutta Calling!

Calcutta, also known as the city of joy is believed to be one of those cities where everything takes its own lazy stroll because the bangali babus won’t have it any other way.

The seat of the British Empire in India, this is one city which will make you fall in love with it because of the kind of hypnotizing charm which it has. If you’ve ever walked the rustic streets of Calcutta, you would know what I am talking about.

The energy drives people crazy

I know, you must be wondering if I am sane because I just told that the city is lazy, but what I mean is that the energy which this city oozes is amazing. Waking up early in the morning and taking a jog in the park will help you meet like-minded people who will be excited at the kind of energy you will have.

Even when you are sitting in your office cubicle late in the night and you are tired with the work, take a cab and the taxi driver will fill you in with the dramatics of our very own didi and how he sorely misses dada in action. Isn’t this a laidback energy which drives the city called Calcutta?

A design so impeccable you can’t help but marvel

The modern Calcutta has undergone some major changes with a lot of tall rising buildings coming in and the skyscrapers; this city surely had a breathtaking design. Look at the towering sky kissing buildings, the replica of the Big Ben and plethora of other monumental buildings.

Somehow, my heart still tugs at the sight of legendary Victoria memorial because it helps you behold the transcendental beauty of the perfect paradise.


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Connect with confidence

When you’re in Calcutta, you will surely find the right people to connect. From the desi babus who will be ready to chip in with their valuable piece of advice to the hardcore youth who have a revolutionary take on everything and the shopaholic girls who would be seen frequenting at umpteen malls making the most of discounts and deals, Calcutta has a little something for everyone. It is a true foodie’s delight as our very own adda makes us one of the most talkative bunches of people.


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This isn’t all as you will find some of the best literary artists hailing from this corner of India too. So, whether you are a corporate slave tired of your own life or an artist at heart seeking the true solace, Calcutta will be the home you’re looking for. Even if you are just another guy as clueless about your true calling as me, leave it on Calcutta to help you connect with your inner soul.

Look at the Howrah Bridge and let the city fall for you. Trust me, it does.


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Just like the city, Tata Motors too seem to be inspired by the three pillars of design, drive and connect. Check them out here.


Sweetening Christmas Sans Sugar

Every time we had a party at our home, I remembered the way we all gathered to taste the delicious dessert which dearest mum always made. There is something about desert which makes it sweet and sinful. I could never have enough of it, but on Christmas last year we had a bunch of guests coming up.

We were all geared up for the big bash as we were meeting them after nearly three years. When they came for dinner, they wanted cookies but two of my uncles were diabetic. It dampened everyone’s mood to know that they couldn’t taste my mom’s heavenly cookies. Smart mom played the saviour yet again and she came up with this amazing sugar free Christmas cut out cookies. Here go savour it.

Christmas Cut-Out Cookies


  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ cups of cake flour
  • ½ cup of shortening
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 3 tbsp of sugarfree Natura
  • ½ cup of skim milk
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of water


  1. Take a bowl and add egg along with shortening and sugarfree Natura to it.
  2. Beat it well.
  3. Now take another bowl and add all the dry ingredients in it.
  4. Now, add milk along worth water and vanilla to it.
  5. Pour the flour mixture and stir thoroughly.
  6. Make sure to chill the dough for 2 hours.
  7. Now preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
  8. Roll the dough to 1/8th inch thickness and now cut the cookies.
  9. Bake it for 10 minutes
  10. Serve

It did take some time before these cookies were ready but they tasted delicious and more so, they painted smiles on faces that had gone gloomy because of being diabetic. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Spread smiles even if it is sans sugar?


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