Smartphone is a pretty sleek gadget that outsmarts me every time. With all the world knowledge in its pocket, it advises on when should I get up, what should I eat, when is my next appointment, who is communicating with me and what, my social reach, and also takes care of my shopping needs. Wow! Not yet! I have missed out a lot more that makes my life complete, what is wrong in calling my gadget my companion of life? And I just cannot miss it even for a moment. It is always in my hand or around my neck and every odd place it can be when I am busy using both my hands. No way! I will never leave it alone. It needs no personal space and neither do I. My privacy is centered on me and my smartphone, in short, ‘Me’ is ‘me and my smartphone’. Now a twist to this story, we have a villain who is so serious in breaking our ever lasting relationship, my daughter.
Veganism is a form of vegetarianism with stricter rules of non-consumption of animal products in any form, milk, curd, cheese, in short dairy products too. Even vegetarians have reservations about this eating practice with an assumption that the food will not be tasty and devoid of the tasty creamy stuff vegetarian food are made of. There is also a common notion that this food is only for those looking for diet food. Our experience with a restaurant, VeganeR, serving vegan food proved to be quite different. Read more about our review of VeganeR restaurant in Anna Nagar, Chennai here.
E-commerce has moved leaps and bounds from exclusive shopping to even buying needles and stationery through online shopping. Now every industry is looking for avenues to get online and reach their target audience. Innovative social media strategies and marketing concepts are churned out every day to make one stand out from the other. With every industry getting onto the online shopping wagon can precious jewelry be left behind? Now women can rejoice. We can spend hours and even days to have a look at the various options we have, trust me I am thrilled. The smartness of the banks and credit card companies to extend women-centric loans and EMI options, the elusive jewelry we have been eyeing on for such a long time can be ours in no time.
Are you the urban gardener or a green thumb looking for an opportunity to get on the gardening bandwagon? Then check out this post –
Terrace Gardeners meet is going to be conducted at the Spaces in Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar.
Avail the opportunity to meet and mingle with namma Chennai’s popular Gardeners, buy gardening kits and Organic gardening materials, herbal plants, flowering plants, lot of seeds and saplings as takeaways. Lucky dip prizes, event for kids, talk sessions by experts, herbal juices and tea for the health conscious, and much more.
Location : Spaces, Elliots beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Date : 28th November 2015
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
This is going to be a blog on someone who left a lasting impression on me, someone who is #madeofgreat virtues and values to create that Wow factor in me. Turn around and today we see celebrities in real and make believe world with people adoring them. But not all appeal to everyone and that is the science of human mind. One just cannot follow or appreciate anyone without the IMPACT. Here is one person who has made it into many hearts and minds in his own way, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, an undeniable #madeofgreat man who preached and lived his life as an example. To everyone who shed tears on his death, he made an impact in their own way. He proved he is the man to follow in all his activities before death and after too. To me, he meant more than an icon, an irreparable loss of a fatherly figure, philosopher and guide.
Bombay Chanakya’s Kalamandir celebrates its 25th anniversary with 2 Tamil plays, ‘Moondravathu Kai’ (Third Hand)and ‘Naangaam Ulagam’(4th World). Both the plays are 1 hour plays and intermission is honoring the playwrights for their contribution to Tamil Theatre. We thank Bombay Chanakya for inviting us to watch the play, knowing well our capability to review without any bias.
In the 80s and 90s, when we wanted to provide a loving gift to our dear ones, we would draw and paint a greeting card or do some embroidery on the dress to give it the personal touch. With the onset of digital era, customizing key chains, cups, and apparels with photos and graffiti provided a personal touch to the item from the set of options. Websites offering such services took gifting to a different level. We have seen photographs printed on products to make it into an object that goes beyond just buying it and created a connection, an emotional bonding. The next era is about bringing our thoughts and inspiration through the digital medium. Imagine what it would be if we could create our own design and get it printed on a T-shirt. It is a great idea to give shape to your creativity and adds that extra dimension we aspire on to the T-shirt. As an added advantage, if we could sell those t-shirts for a profit, wouldn’t it be a lovely idea? This is what Freecultr offers us. We decided to try their #ExpressYourself activity to see if we could create our T-shirt store and upload our designs there so we could sell them. Read on to get to know about our experience …
Interior décor is a big challenge when it comes to kids. It is a different take when compared to the aspects of different spaces in home such as living and kitchen. In one of the discussion sessions with a interior decorator while planning our space, my daughter who was listening to everything suddenly interrupted and said nothing you discussed for my room interests me. On a deeper thought, we understood that she has the right to plan her room the way she wants. Let me tell you, it is easily said than done. We have to think as a kid to understand her interest and see everything through her eyes.
Life is hectic, quite demanding that a whiff of fresh air is rare to come by. We are busy running after opportunities presented to us and we hardly realize days, months pass by us. All these efforts to succeed strain our physical and emotional being and also our relationships. The solution lies in a break now and then to keep the spirits up and freshen and energize our tired minds. Till few years back, such a break was a vacation to hill stations or a picnic or excursion with family and friends to nearby locations. It was a good option given the fact that it kept us away from work and gave us an opportunity to interact with family and friends. Travelling these days is no fun. We travel everyday and spend a lot of time on the road. So there is no point in spending our precious time travelling to some place. Just a bit of understanding – Where do we want to unwind? We want to move away from the place of residence and work, to a soothing atmosphere with relaxing activities, good food, and some fun. Why not to the city’s best hotels of my choice? My advantages would be local travel, away from the hubbub of daily life and if it has the things that I love why not? Here are the three best hotels in my opinion for a quick relax and refresh session.
We are back on the restaurant journey and this time it is to a 2 month old restaurant Tasteation in Tharamani. It is strategically located In the Tharamani link road opposite TCS in Ramagiri extension. It is in the ground floor of Velacity, deluxe service apartments. This is a fresh breathe of air for pure vegetarians living in and around Tharamani as this place lacks a hep Global cuisine Vegetarian restaurant. So on a beautiful sunny day, we decided to check out this restaurant and its offerings. It is located on the lane that turns from the Taramani Velachery main road. Since the Restaurant is part of the service apartments, the entry to it is through the Service apartment entrance. The entrance is not a typical one and can be quite misleading but once inside, a nice restaurant unfolds in decor and presentation.