Is your Kitchen feeling dated? #KitchenStudioz is all you need !

Is your Kitchen feeling dated? #KitchenStudioz is all you need !

Kitchen has always been an indispensable part of our homes. With the changing lifestyle, kitchens have also been modernised and styled accordingly to our instant needs.

With the fast paced life, time is the biggest constraint. spending hours in the kitchen cooking with old traditional styled appliances is highly time consuming and tiring. Women today look forward to quick, easy and healthy ways of cooking.

Modern kitchen appliances

Modern kitchens not only save time but they are more productive and long lasting. With user friendly features, anyone in the house can make themselves a hot cup of coffee or toast a sandwich. This comes as a big help to the woman of the house who is constantly on her feet fulfilling everyone’s demands.

If you are still stuck with the traditional styled kitchen, it’s time for you to move on and give your old fashioned kitchen a makeover with the high end appliances with modern technology that will help you speed up your cooking, cleaning and other stuff that takes away all your time.

Hafele Appliances

With hectic lifestyles and the concept of open kitchens, the demand for modular kitchen is on the rise. Moreover, modern kitchen appliances are not a luxury anymore but a necessity. These elegant looking appliances not only uplift how your kitchen looks but make life more comfortable and enjoyable where you can treat yourself and loved ones with your favourite food and snacks at a touch of a button.

So if you have been thinking of having your dream kitchen all this while but didn’t know where to begin, Let me introduce you to #KitchenStudioz , A beautifully designed studio on the 3rd floor of Vijay Sales store at Prabhadevi offers a complete range of innovative products with aesthetic designs for all your ultra modern kitchen needs.

At the launch of #KitchenStudioz

Starting from your everyday needs like a coffee maker, blender, juicer to the high end products like kitchen chimneys, elegantly designed Gas hobs, wardrobe tall refrigerators, dishwashers to multi- purpose microwaves, Ovens with multi cooking functionalities, They have it all.

The innovative and easy to use features will amaze you with the built in technology and sensors.

Kishwar Merchant at #KitchenStudioz

To greet us at the studio was Krishan Merchant along with head chef from Hafele  Flavours who took us through the studio demonstrating the details and highlights of the new technology kitchen appliances.

Smart kitchen gadgets with brilliant technology will not only change the way we cook and eat but will also spruce up our entire lifestyle with their luxurious designs that accentuates our cooking style.

Modern Kitchen appliances

#KitchenStudioz at Vijay Sales

So go check out the kitchen studio that offers its customers a plethora of choices that will spoil you for good.

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DLF Mall of India celebrates 90 years of Mickey

DLF Mall of India celebrates 90 years of Mickey

Delhi brings you the most exciting and a mega event this weekend at India’s largest mall in the capital city, DLF Mall of India. A perfect family destination brings you endless fun and excitement along with the BLACK FRIDAY SALE for all the shopping lovers with over 100 brands offering up to 50% off only on 23rd November.


Black friday Sale

Mark your calendars, as this is the day you cannot afford to miss with your favourite and the biggest brands including Sephora, AMPM, Anita Dongre, Miniso, Le Creuset, Charles & Keith, Bath & Bodyworks, Aldo, Da Milano and many more available under one roof at steal deal. If you thought that wasn’t enough, Buy one get one deals at foot court (BOGO offers) will leave you craving for more. Chains like Tikka town, Wow, momos, Vaango, Imly are some of the names amongst the rest that will set your taste buds drooling over delicious food.


Funtastic Festival

 

If you aren’t much of a Shopaholic, don’t lose your heart, there is so much more in store for you. You can dance to the tunes of Bollywood sensation Akhil Sachdev, who will keep you grooving with his live performance along with his Sufi rock band ‘Nasha‘. The voice behind super hit Bollywood song ‘Humsafar‘ is definitely going to make this evening an affair to remember. So be sure to be there on 23rd Nov as it begins at 7 pm.


HarperCollins Mega Sale

The #funtasticfestival at DLF has a surprise in store for book lovers too. HarperCollins brings you a mega book sale and an added flat discount on all books after 9 PM. Sounds like an amazing opportunity to grab your favourite books at slashed prices along with fun engaging activities. Meeting your favourite authors and taking home their signed copies will surely make your day.

Disney is celebrating 90 years of Mickey with a grand event at DLF Mall of India for all you kids and parents. So gear up and don’t forget to be there for on the spot registrations. Have a great start to the weekend and give your friends & family a time of their life. The mall will remain open from 11am until 11 pm. With a free entry it promises to be a gala event of the year. Hope you make the most of this fantastic event and have a thrilling experience !

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‘Hotel Transylvania 3-A Monster Vacation’ – Review

‘Hotel Transylvania 3-A Monster Vacation’ – Review

Well, Not many get to watch their favourite movie way before its release. But this mom son duo got lucky to have invited by JAMM’s Network for the pre-screening of an eye-popping animation series ‘Hotel Transylvania 3- A Monster Vacation’ this Sunday afternoon, Soon to be released in Cinemas by Sony Pictures.

Have you ever fallen in love with Monsters?

Yeah, you heard it right, ‘MONSTERS.’ I fell in love with them when I first saw Hotel Transylvania part 1. Monsters never sounded so cute, witty yet sensible in spite of their weird looks.
If you have seen the last two parts of this rib-tickling monster series, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the threequel. Even if you haven’t, you would surely want to catch up on them too. The feel-good comedy takes you on an adventurous ride and leaves you surprised with fantastic visuals, animation, and special effects.

Although the sequel was about Dracula’s grandson Dennis being trained to fit into their vampire tradition. This one is about the Dracula and his fun date..!! A beautiful surprise planned by the daughter Mavis, turns out to be the most thrilling and romantic experiences for Dracula, and he gets zinged.. ( To know more on Zinged you’ve got to watch the film) I wouldn’t reveal much, but the whole experience of a luxurious cruise party is so damn real that you wanna get up and dance right in the middle of the hall.

This wonderfully animated flick will crack you up with their creepy, comic characters, whacky moves, and funny dialogues. The romance is kept pretty clean and limited to flirting and dancing. Ideal for a family watch, the film has more than a couple of beautiful messages for kids as well as adults. Embracing diversity in spite of their differences, forget and forgive leaves a positive impact on the audience. Daughters love, and concern for their dads is well known to the world. Mavis is no different, so what if she is a monster daughter.

The last 30 min of the movie peps up the mood and urges you to get on your feet and dance to the famous tune of Macarena and other catchy tracks. On a separate note, I want to get hold of that DJ for my night outs.
So book your tickets now and enjoy the upcoming film that will hit the cinemas on July 20th. I am sure you don’t want to miss the fun and excitement it has in store for you and your kids.

‘Mommy day out with my movie buff at the pre screening of Hotel Transylvania 3’

 

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Rule out Thyroweight and live life to the fullest

Rule out Thyroweight and live life to the fullest

We are always trying to strike a right balance in life. However with increasing demands of work, home and family, one thing that we tend to neglect the most is our health, especially women.

Thyroid disorder is a very common disorder and more women are found to be suffering from this hormonal imbalance than men worldwide. If the studies are to be believed, 1 in 10 Indian adults suffer from Thyroid disorders.

It was a great pleasure to be a part of an event to generate awareness among people about this commonly known disorder and bust several myths around it.

The cause has been supported by a Bollywood Celebrity herself, the gorgeous Juhi Chawla. She shared a great insight on Thyroid disorder as she has seen the repercussions very closely, with her husband being one of the Thyroid patients. Dr.Shehla Shaikh gave us detailed information about the disorder, it’s causes, symptoms, treatment and medication. It was commendable to see her answer all our questions patiently and clearing minutest doubts pertaining to the disorder.

It’s important to understand, Thyroid gland plays a vital role in producing Thyroid hormones that essentially effects our metabolic rate. This gland when disrupts the hormone secretion, leads to
Hypothyroidism- Less secretion of the hormones
Hyperthyroidism- Excess secretion of the hormones
Hypothyroidism is more common than the latter one and more commonly gets ignored for its generic symptom – THYROWEIGHT .

Weight gain and tiredness together combines Thyroweight. It’s important not to confuse Thyroweight with common weight gain problems and medical attention must be seeked to when a symptom shows up. An early detection of Thyroid disorder can #ruleoutThyroweight . It’s also advisable to monitor the Thyroid level and keep a regular check as it might affect our mood, energy levels and overall health.

Dr.Shaikh very rightly said, that we tend to ignore the signals our body gives us and find some or the other excuses to neglect the weight gain. Recognising the initial signs and regulating the weight gain can go a long way in treating the most common health concerns women face today. Let’s not ignore the fact that neglecting the same can also lead to serious cardiovascular and neurological complications if left untreated.

The constant feeling of lethargy, fatigue, tiredness, and small weight gain are some of the visible symptoms of Thyroid disorder. The sooner we detect them, the easier life gets.

Although anyone can develop Thyroid disorder, you are more prone if you are –
▪ A women older than 35 yrs.
▪ Have an autoimmune disease e.g. Diabetes.
▪ Have a history of Thyroid disorder in the family.
▪ Have been treated with radioactive iodine or anti- Thyroid medication.
▪ Have had Thyroid surgery.
▪ Pregnant

Symptoms such as thyroweight (weight gain and toredness), change in voice, swelling on face/legs, hair loss, and constipation need to be attended to immediately with a test.

A common test referred to as TSH (Thyroid Function Test) can help you clear your doubts of the disorder if at all you notice the above signs. For more information pls visit here

Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy
Studies indicate that pregnancy related hormones lead to a decrease in Thyroid hormone levels. Dr.Shaikh suggested that a Thyroid test must be done soon at the time of conception without any delay to avoid any complications to the foetus and the baby.

Though it’s a very common disorder, it comes with a stigma attached to it and there are many myths surrounding this disorder that can have a bad influence on the person suffering with it. I am glad for an interactive session with the Doctor and Juhi Chawla brought about the facts and busted several myths that are doing rounds about the disorder and especially related to Thyroweight.

It’s a complete myth that Thyroid patients with obesity cannot lose weight. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, exercising, regular walking, monitoring the timely dose of medicine can bring thyroweight under control.

Another myth that can be traumatic for the patient is “Once you get Thyroid dysfunction, it is forever.” Dr.Shehla brought out the fact that Hypothyroidism cannot be cured but it can be treated and can be completely controlled in most people. Starting your day with a pill can keep you on your feet for the rest of the day and you can live your life to the fullest.

Checklist of Do’s and Don’t
✔Do consult your doctor if any of the above symptoms are experienced.
✔Do take proper medication as suggested by the doctor.
✔Do adopt a healthy lifestyle to keep the weight in check.
✔Do not skip your medicine.
✔Do not make any changes in dosage or medicine without doctor’s consent.
✔ Do not forget the old saying “Health is wealth” and stay positive at all times.

You can count your blessings if you aren’t the one suffering from this disorder. It can take a toll on the sufferer’s physical and emotional well-being. However a support of near and dear ones along with the above guidelines can help one cope up with this hormonal imbalance and lead to a good life.


“ThyroweightkoJaldipehchanoaur life khulkeJiyo”

‘Disclaimer: I attended a discussion on thyroid awareness facilitated by Abbott India Limited. Any opinion expressed in this blog is my personal opinion and not the opinion of Abbott India Limited. Abbott India Limited does not assume any liability for the content of the blog. The blog post is not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment for people having thyroid problems. Any reader of this blog suffering from thyroid problems should specifically consult his/her doctor for the same and follow the suggested course of treatment.’

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Unlock the imagination with #ColgateMagicalStories

Unlock the imagination with #ColgateMagicalStories

When it comes to keeping our kids engaged, we oflten fall short of ideas. TV and gadgets are the easy way outs to keep them quite and busy for long and we often give in to their demands until we have something really interesting to keep their attention away from digital entertainment. These days when kids seem to lose touch with creativity, brands have gone wiser and they aren’t designing products for brands but for people interacting with them.

Like Scott Bedburry said, “A brand is a story that is always being told” stands so true for Colgate, check it out for yourself through this video –

 

Few days back when I received this colgate pack of three from BlogAdda for an activity called #ColgateMagicalStories I found the concept interesting and surely engaging for kids. Children usually find such stuff intriguing as it offers some kind of surprise along with the product. My little one was thrilled at the sight of the pack and started to unveil the pack curiously. No not because he is fond of brushing but because every pack came up with some kind of adventurous space characters that needed to be told in a form of a story. No doubts children are best at telling stories and using their imaginations in the most unique fashion.

As he opened the packs one after the other, I could see the excitement! His imaginations had already begun to explore the space adventure with Astronauts,UFO, Aliens, Spacecraft and much more.

 

He immidiately related this space adventure to his favourite TV show “Miles From Tomorrowland” that he catches on Disney Junior. Soon he began to collect all the pieces and started to weave his magical story. Here is goes ….

 

There were these two friends named ‘Juno’ and ‘Mike’ who were astronauts. One evening while Juno was returning home from Mike’s house, a sudden noise and lightening????in the sky caught his attention and he soon realised it was a spaceship. Without wasting any time he turned back and quickly got back to Mike’s house and shared a cause of his worry. With in minutes they realised that this is an aliens ???? spaceship and they are definitely here for a mission. They quickly informed the Spacecenter about this suspicious spaceship ???? and put everyone on Alert ????.
Within an hour they started to leave for the spacecenter to prepare themselves against any unforeseen incident that could cause damage to them and people around. But by now the spaceship was taking a turn to go back to the space. This appeared as though aliens ???? have something on their mind and they only wanted to test the waters from far before they could do any damage to people on earth.
Since Juno and Mike were all determined to leave no stones unturned. They called for an urgent meeting with their fellow astronauts and began to plan an urgent travel to space ???? tonight and figure out the suspicious ???? activity by aliens.
It was 8’O clock in the evening. Juno and Mike were all set to leave, dressed in their space suits. They soon launched a space shuttle????that could spy on any menacing activity in the space and signal the spacestation about it. While Juno left seperatly in his spacecraft. Mike accompanied another colleague of his named Shelby in the space-shuttle. As they were nearing the space they saw a bright flash⚡️and a huge smoke????erupt at a distance from them, it was nothing else but a meteor that could have caused huge devastation to their space-craft. They soon began to move in a different direction trying to escape from the effects of the meteor. However a huge piece strikes the window pan of the spacecraft like a bullet causing fear and discomfort. Juno immidiately pulls the window shield up to escape an further damage to the craft ????as well as him.
Mike took a different trajectory and was nearing landing on space ???? keeping his cameras ???? monitoring from all directions. After they had a safe landing they were just relaxed and started to chat
among themselves.
It was almost midnight and they began to feel tired and drowsy. Mike was fast asleep ???? when Shelby woke up with a sudden noise on her screen ????. She looked around and felt some movement around their spaceship. She went closer to the computer screen trying to look through the cameras and caught a sight of a creature that was moving towards them. She quickly alarmed Mike and coordinated with Juno to inform him of the strange movement. They watched for a while and then they began to shoot as they saw it nearing the spaceship. They were weaponed too. Within no time there appeared a large no. of those creatures and all of them firing towards the spaceship. Juno was in constant touch with the situation and he arrived from behind and started to attack them too.
They successfully destroyed them all but it wasn’t over yet. They were sure these aliens ???? are hiding somewhere in the space and they need to be dealt with. While they were still trying to gauge their exact location, they saw a small spaceship going away far in the space ???? they began to move in that direction and soon they were very close to them. They tried to initiate a conversation with them but Aliens straightaway refused and said “Humans are our biggest enimies on Earth  ???? ” Only if we destroy them we will be able to have peace in space ????

Shelby was listening to all the tension that was brewing up among Aliens ????  and them. She barged in and said human beings ????????would do no harm to you if you help us find an other planet that has life on it. We assure you if you help us in our mission, we will be committed to keep our promise of not doing any harm and in fact we can both have life together on the new planet. We can all stay happily. You can help us make the new planet even better than earth ????with your powers and our knowledge.

Something clicked to one of the heads in their group, who overheard the idea. He ordered all the Aliens ????to step back and agreed to help.
The whole team of aliens were taken a back with their masters decision but they had no choice but to abide by his words. Shelby, Mike and Juno were more than happy to see their mission of years coming true with the help of Aliens.

They began to travel as one team this time and after a travel of hundreds of miles they landed on a planet that was similar to earth and had small patches of water ???? and sunlight ☀️on it. They jumped with joy. Juno quickly took out the flag ????????  from his spacecraft and ran towards a huge rock to hoist the flag ⛳️ expressing the achievement and completion of their mission. Aliens looked surprised to see a piece of clothing hanging in air but didn’t take long to realise its a celebration ???? of their win together.

My child ???? had a great time using his creativity and imagination that brought his fantasies of adventurous world alive for few hours. Its a great way to unlock the imagination of your child while  ensuring bright and healthy teeth for their beautiful smiles.

* I am blogging my #ColgateMagicalStories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.

 

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Its time to paint your homes with #BergerXP

Its time to paint your homes with #BergerXP

People put in whole lot of time, money and energy to buy their dream homes, But when it comes to repainting the house the whole idea of time consumption and the mess during the process puts them off.

With changing mindsets and lifestyles, people want everything instant and hassle free. Painting a house should not get into a way of life.

Gone are the days when people painted their houses once in 5 years or even longer and that too just a touch up from the exteriors would suffice the need during Diwali.

I still remember how every Diwali my parents would barely touch up on the outside walls to give it a clean look but postpone the idea of doing the entire house to the following year… of course trying to avoid all the hassle that comes along with the dirty job of painting a house.

Painting the walls can go a long way in breaking the monotony of look and feel of the house other than adding longevity to the house. But is it all worth the time and money with the house looking like a site for almost until it’s completely done?

Couple of days back I attended an event by Indiblogger where I got introduced to Berger Express Painting system. It’s a revolutionary concept of painting homes with the help of automatic machines changed the way I looked at painting. Mr. Chandranath Banerjee, from Berger Paint India,  said ” Express Painting gives faster, cleaner and better results as compared to the traditional manual process of painting”. According to him people invest lakhs and crores of money to buy their dream homes and it doesn’t take more than a percent of that money to get the house repainted, which isn’t much on the budget however whole concept of dust, stains, mess leaves the residents with no choice but to avoid it.

With a service like Berger Express Painting one can sit back and relax while the professionally trained painters and high speed tools does the job of painting the entire house in almost half the time in a dust free manner while taking care of the household stuff, furnitures and everything else ensuring nothing gets stained, dusty or dirty thus ensuring comfort and convinnience to the customer.

Now a days when it comes to painting, people don’t go the traditional way and pick the most basic colors for the walls. They like to experiment with colors and give a nice bright appeal to the house that reflects their personality and matches the decor of the room. The concept of painting is no longer just a cleaning regime it’s about who you are and with the help of Berger Paints one can have a naturally beautiful homes.

As always IndiBlogger’s meets have something nice and unique to offer its bloggers. Loads of fun madness and interaction is what keeps the spirits high and this #BergerXP meet was no exception to  it.

The stage was all set with the #BergerXP backdrop, standies all across the hall at Vivanta by Taj, one of the renowned hotels of South Mumbai. BergerXP tools were put on display other than the few sites that were set to highlight the endorsed brand by Indiblogger.

 

 
While people were still walking in, it was a great time to connect with others at the venue while capturing some moments for the later use. We chatted along and relished the yum food which had some good dishes to offer even to a vegetarian like me.
 
We began with some fun time that is rest assured by Anup and Karthik the soul of Indiblogger team who likes to keep the energy up and high with his innovative ways of games, play and rewards.

We were soon introduced to Mr. Chandranath who took us through an interesting presentation and brought about some great facts of how the company came into existence and within no time made a mark in the industry by reaching among the top ten painting companies in India. According to him it took almost a research of three years before they launched this idea of express painting that serves the purpose of faster, cleaner and better.

During their research, they came to an understanding that people fear the mess and time consumtion that goes into painting. In today’s fast paced life when time is the biggest constraint people needed a solution that’s quick and hasslefree. BergerXP works on this mantra Faster, Cleaner and better that says it all.

Their idea is very well conveyed through this TVC that’s launched recently. Take a look…

 

Innovation and Consumer Focus are the keywords when it comes to delivering qualityproof service to its customers. Their services are designed keeping the focus on consumer’s needs and being innovative in their products and services to be able to provide the best.

They have their services available in all metros as well in other cities all across India.
Their services can be availed either through messaging – SMS ‘XP’ to 56767 or by dialling te Toll Free Number – 1800 103 6030


We took a glance at the tools and explored the various features that gets the work done faster, cleaner and better. Do watch the video below for detailed understanding of the tools.

 

With tools designed to specifically make the process of painting faster and hassle-free, Berger XP ensures painting is now an enjoyable experience! Here are the key features that makes express painting worth the time and money.

* It’s 40 percent faster than the traditional painting saves on lot of time for the consumer.
* Professionally Trained Painters do the job morec efficiently and give better painting results.
* With their No -Mess tools on can be rest assured of cleaner and sparkling experience.
* Cutting-edge vacuum suction-enabled sanding machines keep the house dust-free and avoiding allergies to pets and kids.
* Better coverage and smoothness guaranteed each time!
* Their certified tools ensure a better finish with high efficiency!


All the above benefits and more at no additional cost.

We had a hands on experience of sanding and painting through the activities that were organised keeping in mind the relevance to brand #BergerXP.

We actually realised how much of dust and allergy sanding can cause in a span of few seconds. We were also made to experiment with the colors of BergerXP which was easy to pour and mix in order to get the desired shade. The paint had no odour as its usually felt while using regular paints.

We made the most of these colors and our imagination and came out with nothing less than a masterpiece. Take a look at these paintings that speaks volumes about our experience with
#BergerXP.

There was a Q n A session Followed by the presentation that helped us understand the brand well and Mr. Chandranath’s honest approach towards our questions cleared our doubts and gave us a great insight into world of painting.

It was a colourful event with a mix of  fun, masti, madness and lots of ???? I walked back home with an awesome thought “Whether its repainting an entire house, or just touching up the corner wall, painting is an important part of home and ownership”

 

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