Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Thing to remember when doing painting!

I have a friend who has somewhat better idea of painting been done and all but I know there are many people who have no idea of painting and the fallouts and some benefits. 

I am not an expert on painting but there are few suggestions which my friend told me....I want to share!

1) If you are getting any wall painted and you are confused....GET A SAMPLING DONE.
Speak to the contractor before you fix the deal...that for every room you will want at least two sample colors done before you give a go. 

For sure that person will tell you, it is chargeable and this and that.....then don't fix the deal. 

Cause...what you see on the color booklet is not what you get on the wall. We wanted a very light shade of yellowish-brown and a comparative deep brown. We asked for sample for deep brown, one came out as brick red and other as deep brown. Both shades were above and below...which means very close and in the same family.....but the difference was huge. 

2) If you are stuck with the color selection....ask Aparna....on the Asian Paint site and she will forward you to a color consultant and they suggest a fair color according to you room size...lighting and choice. 

Luckily we were doing Asian Paint and but unfortunately the Asian paint consultant couldn't visit my area, so I got the support online. 

You can always try!

3) Don't panic cause of dust....dust and dust everywhere. Collect all your valuables....and run away...hahaha That's exactly what I want to do. Just Keep Calm. These days would pass soon and the result would be great. 

Hoping for the same...keeping my calm....
OOOOMMMMMM!
OOOOMMMMMM!
OOOOMMMMMM!


Painting Shock!!!

I have never got my house painted ever....rather I have not even seen any painting been done at my mom's place! Whenever we used to be away in the boarding school, all these painting and all the jhamela used to happen and never with all of us around. 

All I knew about hassles of painting is...throwing paints on each other...playing with the paints....wearing a nice bandana and rolling the fancy colors...through the walls on that funky-looking ladder! 

Phew! There you are! Done with the painting!

You start in morning and by night you are all set in a fresh looking house....and you sleep tight. Remember "Wake up Sid"...where all friends paint the house....or any advertisement...where painting is done without any dust....without any adjustment in the house...without any...any....ANY issues!

If you also fall into my category......please wake up and see what lies ahead...of painting....

I call it the PAINTING SHOCK....
  










Imagine a superlatively active kid...you...your house and this mess!

Well...hoping that it all ends soon and it becomes as fresh and as clean and as beautiful as new....but till then....WISH ME LUCK!!!!


Sunday, 17 May 2015

Mom the strongest!!!

I think there was no better time than this for writing a blog about giving my mommy a de-stress therapy! Here I go....

It so happened that my father had to go for his routine check up. This time though, it was decided that we should get this done in a best-known multispecialty hospital in Gurgoan(still regretting this decision though!)  Any which ways, the trip was planned and since it was just a regular check full body check-up, only my parents were going.

The whole plan which they explained to us, seemed easy as a pie...My dad would be admitted and they will do all the test with just one family member around. One help will be provided especially for us to take my father around for different checkups and tests. We will not have to run around finding rooms/doctors, that boy-help will help us.

This is what was told. Simple...isn't it!

Well, it just sounded simple till the first day. Every test stated in the package was done but as the test was in the final step, ECG was the last one. They detected a "blockage". They made a havoc in my parent's mind. They made them feel that "right now some major surgery should be done...Must must must be done!"

My parents are doctors. When they saw the reports they were okay with it but the way the entire drama was built, even they got quite nervous. They agreed for a detailed test - angiography the following day!
                                            
The night was beyond our limit to handle stress. We three, my sister, brother and me, got our tickets done. We were to reach by next evening to New Delhi.

The sun again shined, though it was tensed morning for us. My mom and dad reached hospital at stated time and when they reached there, what happened was quiet unexpected.

The staff insisted my parents to under angioplasty...without even getting the angiography done. My parents got a doubt in their mind. They straight away rejected their suggestion. They took good Rs 11000/- for angiography. My papa was taken inside and one family member was allowed if he/she had token.  But they didn't let my mother in. My mother gave a piece of mind to the guard and went inside where the procedure was taking place. She saw papa and came back.

There was another old man whose wife was taken inside and they were not allowing him inside. My mother asked him to get the token. He got it. And told him, just go inside...no one can stop you if you have one. The guard didn't dare to stop that old man.

To our surprise, before doing anything, they gave the report stating that he will have a very minor blockage as he has asthma. But it is nothing to worry. 

Really? Were you kidding last evening?

Then the discharge drama started. Pay-counters are easily accessible but the place where you get discharge ticket is probably in the Patal-lok. Going down and down makes you nervous as the crowd was less and you actually don't know where you will reach. My mother...all alone was trying hard to find the place. Did you ask about the boy-help ...especially for us...well he refused to get or even accompany my mother to show where the discharge forms are filled...he said he can only help with the patient movement. Somehow, one gentleman...another boy helper saw my mother very troubled, so helped her. He showed her the counter...came back with  her and helped her and papa out of hospital.

Phew!!!

Corporatization in hospitals....reaching a target has made a scary atmosphere. For reaching their targets...I don't think they will think twice before operating a completely healthy person. The operation or expensive tests seem to have no relation with the health of the patient.
Well, my parents got alert but the way they talk, I am sure many have already fallen into their trap. God will help them.

But in all this fuss, my mom reassured us again. She is the most most strongest(wrong  English....but no one made a word to express what I feel ;) ) lady in the whole wide world!!! If it was me in your place, I don't know how lost I would be. But thank God it was you, Maa. You are our inspiration and idol. Not letting situation taking over you and dealing with everything with full force....I am just sooo sooo proud of the fact that I am your child!!!

I’m blogging about why my mother needs to de-stress with a Parachute Advansed Aromatherapy Oil massage for the #StressFreeMom activity at BlogAdda.

Tiny little Angel!



I am sharing my #MemoriesOfMotherhood with Bio Oil and BlogAdda. This Mother’s Day check out the Yummy Mummy calendar and  make a similar calendar of your own using the Bio Oil App.


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Celebrities and their endorsements!

Every now and then we see a celebrity endorsing a new brand. Well, सच पूछो तो I feel,  पैसा इंसान से कुछ भी करा सकता है!

Really! It's true. A actor promoting a beauty product...is the fakest I feel. They would not even have seen the product before and after the shoot. They must be using some super-expensive, hard to find products.

No question about the fact that whether they use the products or not, they do make the product visible. If they wouldn't have endorsed those product, probably we wouldn't have noticed it as well. 

Few products are meant for celebrities. It looks as if the product were made for them to endorse. According to me, my list of celebrity endorsing brands should be:

Fair & lovely:


Remember Kajol in Bazigaar! She was a dusky beauty back then but now she has changed and she is glowing more and more with every passing day! 
Secret revealed:
Fair & Lovely ;)


Zandu Balm:

Shahrukh Khan has an unstoppable & inexhaustible energy. He may look his age but definitely his actions needs a support system.
Secret revealed:
Zandu Balm


Fevicol:
Mrs. & Mr. Bachchan are the cutest couple (after my parents though ;) )! In spite of a lot of differences among them and other influences, they seem to be inseparable! Hmmm Mazboot zor..bahut mazboot!
Secret revealed:
Fevicol

Indulekha Oil:
Do I really need to say more! People out there...who have hair loss problems, please get inspired!
Secret revealed:
Indulekha HAIR Oil

Nokia:
Although Nokia is no more, it still the first phone brand I had.
It is a true story. If you do "No kia", there are many beautiful/handsome people who can connect! No kia...is actually connecting people!!
Secret revealed:
Nokia

Bodycare Thermal Wear
Our dear Delhi CM can't handle the famous Dilli ki sardi! But he does looks like fighting it in a wonderful way!
Secret revealed:
Bodycare INSIDER(andur ki khabar)

Kayam Churn
With every movie, Mr Hashmi is becoming more and more expressive. But whenever I see him, to me...his expression says "absolute no romance"...they speak a different story!
Secret revealed:
Kayam churna!


 I am joining in on all the Pepsi IPL action in my own style with the #CrashThePepsiIPL activity at BlogAdda.” 
“This Pepsi IPL, it’s not just about cricket. It’s time to crash with your own created ad! Make your own Pepsi ad & if it’s chosen, it could play on TV during Pepsi IPL! And hey, it doesn't end here… Even if you're chosen as a finalist, you stand a chance of winning a prize amount of Rs.1 lakh! So what are you waiting for guys?”


P.S.: If at all, this post creates a thunder and all you celebrities(listed above) do read this blog post, please don't mind for I used your pic for various endorsements. Actually I wanted to feature Gajodhar and Guriya for all these endorsements! But guess what...no one knows them :-/ !!!



Friday, 17 April 2015

The waiting room!

Nothing...absolutely nothing can irritate me more than waiting.

Here I was, in the waiting room!

Happy to wait.
Praying that my wait doesn't end....ever!
Extremely pleased that their was a big queue ahead me!

Oh splash! Did I hear my name!

"Why God why? Why did you make teeth...then you topped them with cavities! Then then..you made dentist! Ahhhhaaa why me, why me!"


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A bucket challenge!

The lallas and the babus of India were forced by their better halves/sisters/friends to take up a challenge!

A bucket challenge - If you are thinking of the ice cold water and the entire Bollywood/Hollywood/world, getting soaked with it, then no...it's actually better than that.

When we get married, in all mantras and promises, we as husband and wife promise to help each other in every aspect of life. But our minds are already set or rather divided. Divided in terms of work.

The bride...working or a home-maker, has to take care of the household things. Be it kitchen, cleaning, clothes, cupboard, kids, etc...etc...etc!(Trust me the list for a married woman does goes on and on and on!) While the groom dreams for a life where he wakes up to a hot cup of coffee, finishes his daily course, has hot tummy-full variety breakfast and finally goes to office with a big hot-case Tiffin with may be four dubbas(containers) in it. He comes back to a *sorted house and watches TV after opening his shoes anywhere in the house, leaving his laptop bag in middle of the centre table and foot stretchered while changing various news/cricket channels, asking for chai-pakore!!!

This division of labour has become a tradition. Our forefathers/mothers did, our grandfather/mother did, our father/mother did and so it is just going to be carried over. Since childhood, I have seen that female gender means that they will do household work, male gender are exempted from any such enforcement to help in household work. 

May I ask WHY? WHY? WHY?

Off topic, my daughter is a complete Peppa Pig buff and there was one particular one which I really liked.
video

The kids don't mind their father doing the washing(though he just washed his t-shirt)! It's not a big deal, it's just a mind set.

We keep breaking a zillions of tradition to suit us, can't we break this one too! It needs to start somewhere...in some era!

So, let the change begin!!!

Wash Bucket Challenge

Let's talk about the challenge, which I gave him. To wash a bucket full clothes! Well, I don't know about love for my husband and all(five years, you see) but I do love..love..love my clothes. If they are being washed, they need to be clean. With the person in charge, I took a extra care...I changed the washing powder packet with Ariel Matic.


As expected, he couldn't see the dirt and spots, which should be removed before you put them into the machine. Thank God, Ariel Matic...had that much sense and my clothes were in a prim and proper state. Just the way I like it, perfect!!!

Thanks Ariel Matic, you kept the spirit and hopes high!  The job looked so simple that my husband insisted on sharing my work load. Really! The work where I need to wash the clothes. The clothes come out sparkling clean**.

                     My friend's husband:
Sur....he is indeed sharing your load....happily! We need to thank the magic.. Oh Matic! 


This post is a part of the #WashBucketChallenge activity at BlogAdda.com is association with Ariel India' in your blog post. 

*Sorted house: If the house happens to be a little unorganised, you can clearly see the whole melodrama of the husbands, of being a complete cleanliness freak. He might keep a wet towel anywhere, he might not get the smell of his extremely loud foot and socks perfume(for which you might need a air freshener, but sir will not realize that there is any smell at all)! The same person would create a ruckus. Oh, yes my cleanliness God! HUH!

** I wonder if I still trust my clothes with my husband, but definitely my trust lies in that washing powder, Ariel Matic! For that few minutes of 'My time', I can give you my lifetime of unconditional love, unwavering commitment and saath(companionship)! Thank You!