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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My first ever Mom n Me Camp to Kamshet with Kshitij

My first ever Mom n Me Camp to Kamshet with Kshitij

Grab your backpack and get going! Well, that’s how summers should be- camping, adventure, games, unfettered time, music and of course lots of fun. And, my last summer was exactly this when I went for lakeside mom and me camp adventure to Kamshet with Kshitij.

Mom n Me camp - Treasure hunt

Some experiences change your perspective on life and leave you wanting for more. This was definitely one of those trips for me with my little bundle of joy who had the time of his life at this well-thought out and planned trip.

Kamshet campsite

To begin with, it was my first time, and I had my own apprehensions going for a 3-day trip to an unknown place with equally unknown people. But, the whole idea of staying in tents and exploring a new place with my child was too exciting to let it go.

Almost 100km away from Mumbai, it was a few hours of drive before we reached our destination. Surrounded by lush green lawns, landscapes and riverside, it was our peaceful, mesmerising campsite away from the hustle-bustle of the city.

Kamshet Adventure

While I was captivated by the beautiful scenery, my kid was getting restless about the different kinds of games, adventurous activities that I had described to him in the countdown to the camp. Thanks to the facilitators and the other team members, all the kids soon started interacting with others and were on their own in no time. Watching my kid mingle with everyone within no time was indeed very heartening.

Mom n Me camp - kamshet

The tents at the campsite were top-notch and honestly much better than I expected. Tent allotment was followed by an orientation session- very much needed for first-timers like me. Though the session was about dos and don’ts, honestly it never sounded restrictive.

Mom n Me camp - kshijitworld

And finally, the activities began. From rock Climbing to zip line to tyre walking, my little one tried his hands at everything. While he was scared to try zip-line earlier on, a few words of encouragement from the facilitator did the trick.

Valley crossing - Mom n Me camp

Interestingly, in my case those words of encouragement came from my son- ‘C’mon mumma, you can do it…. Just go for it..’ and to say the least, it was heart-warming.


Mom n Me camp - Kamshet

After a light, and thoughtfully prepared breakfast, we embarked on our first trekking experience together. The way team kshitij helped us with map reading and designing was amazing.

Trekking - Mom n Me camp

My geographical sensibilities have never been great but now I know I can take a map and embark on unknown territories. Just like the first day, we had a bonfire at night with tons of fun, dance and music.

Obstacle - Mom n Me camp

The best and the most exciting day for me personally. Water sports and activities are always fun. While I had done kayaking before, I was little sceptical about my son trying it. However, seeing Kshitij’s safety equipment, staff, and other measures, I knew it couldn’t get easier and safer than this.

Kayaking - kshitijworld - Mom n Me camp

What touched me the most in these three days was the fact that I wasn’t comparing my child to any one else because there was no outside pressure of competition.

Mom n Me Camp - kshitijworld

While kids were encouraged and motivated to try everything, they were free to make choices which were also respected. No one was judging or assessing them and they were allowed to be themselves.

Mom n Me camp - kshitijworld

With summer holidays just around the corner, my son wants to go solo this time. And honestly, I have no fears or apprehensions. Team Kshitij is not just professional but also very caring. With so many exciting camp options, he is really finding it hard to decide on one. Maybe he can go on two camps (I am not telling him this now).

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Celebrate Easter with Emirates special menu on board

Celebrate Easter with Emirates special menu on board

Weekend before Easter always gets busy. There is a sense of festivity in the air. Everyone is looking forward to being with their loved ones to observe the festival. Travelling is on the cards for people wanting to make the most of the long Easter weekend. But the travel is sure to be fun if you are planning to travel by emirates. As they have come up with a special Easter menu for their customers on board and also at the select airport lounges. Travel definitely becomes an experience with great food on board.

So if you are planning a travel between 19th and 23rd of April 2019, You wouldn’t want to miss out on the special Easter menu that’s available to customers in all cabin classes, when travelling from Dubai to destinations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Ghana and the Philippines.

If you are planning a trip during Easter, flying with emirates can be an icining on the cake. You can not only celebrate the festival on board but enjoy some of the most amazing recipes that are specially being served to their customers during Easter.

Emirates will also observe Orthodox Easter on 28 April for customers travelling on flights from Dubai to Russia and Greece.

Here’s what you can expect on board

✔️Easter buns using Emirates’ signature recipe with spiced dough and orange peel, sultanas and currants.
✔️Desserts featuring the Easter bunny will be an absolute delight for kids on board.
✔️Premium class customers will be able to choose from Easter-inspired desserts.
✔️Customers flying in first class can also look forward to an Easter edition of the Lakrids “Egg” Dulce de Leche Liquorice Balls in their personal goodie baskets.

These seasonal delicacies are offered in addition to the regionally-inspired cuisine that will be served on all Emirates flights.

Easter celebration at select Airports

Customers waiting at the airport can also enjoy the Easter special menu,  that’s introduced at all seven Emirates lounges at Dubai International Airport.

Customers around the world can also relish Easter special menu along with their different local highlights, such as Roman lamb chops served with artichokes and mint in the Emirates Rome lounge, Traditional South African Pickled Fish in the Emirates lounges in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Easter bread in the Emirates Kuala Lumpur lounge and Easter leg of lamb in the US lounges.

I totally believe a good food can elevate the travelling experience for people on board. Being a festive time, an experience like that is definitely going to uplift customers moods as they look forward to tasting various dishes and ester delicacies during the festival time.

Customers at Dubai, can savour traditional Easter buns, Simnel cupcake, carrot cake and Banoffee desserts. Not just that, Coffee Planet will serve festive drinks such as Marshmallow Mocha and White Chocolate Breve to their customers for the entire week.

Not just food but exhilarating entertainment on board

After food it’s time for some fun and entertainment. Emirates have promised to provide over 4,000 channels of on demand entertainment to its customers. With over 1000 movies to choose from, it’s surely a broad array of entertainment on offer.

With an inclusion of movies like Dumplin’, Christopher Robin, Freaky Friday, The House with a Clock in its Walls, Mary Poppins Returns it’s a sure shot entertainment for families on board.

Infact, customers can also create their own playlists of music, movies and TV shows on the Emirates app ahead of their flight and sync it to their seats once on board to maximise their experience of enjoyment.

So this Easter, give yourself and family a travel experience like never before. Celebrate the festival with unique and special offerings on ground and on board to make it an experience to remember.

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Meet IRA – for all your HIV/AIDS related queries

Meet IRA – for all your HIV/AIDS related queries

Ask IRA your questions about HIV/AIDS at now.

Did you know there are 2.01 million people still in India who live with HIV, or that there are about 80,000 people who get infected every year? Not to mention the overall stigma & prejudice associated with the condition which marginalizes the infected and the lack of information that perpetuates all of these.  Bad news, indeed.

Good news, however, is that HIV is preventable, manageable and a lot of it is just to do with providing people the right information with sensitivity and tact at the right time!
Introducing IRA.
IRA is a conversational platform where people can seek answers to their pressing HIV/AIDS queries. She was created to help people gain information about HIV and motivate people to manage HIV responsibly. She is friendly and chatty and wants the world to be free of HIV.

IRA will be available on the yes4me website. Anyone with an internet connection can access IRA which makes her a powerful ally in the fight against HIV. Because of the stigma surrounding HIV, people can visit IRA from the security of their own home and seek answers to urgent questions without facing any of the discrimination that they would face anywhere else.
With IRA by their side, millions of Indians will be able to find the right information at the right time and thus solve the root cause that perpetuates HIV.

Let’s join hands to make India HIV/AIDS free. You can reach IRA for all your questions from the link below.

We would love to hear back from you as your feedback makes IRA better!
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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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Choose organic and eco-friendly – Choose Azafran

Choose organic and eco-friendly – Choose Azafran

In today’s times where everything we consume, apply or use in our day to day life is impure, inorganic and chemically formulated. It feels like a blessing to have come across a brand that’s striving to provide us the real, the unadulterated and naturally derived products that are away from harmful effects.

Here I am to introduce you to a brand called Azafran, that’s making its mark with its organic products in various verticals. From skin care products to cooking oils to wellness and house care products, it offers a great range to its consumers in India and abroad.

Why choose Azafran?

Azafran is an organic, Eco-friendly and a completely harmless brand that ensures purity and safety in all their products. The ingredients used are extracted from natural resources, not just that, their products are processed at their own facilities using the organic ingredients that are harvested at their own farms. Their herbs are free from chemical and pesticides making them safe even for babies. Azafran ensures the use of natural ingredients in its purest forms, their products are neither tested on animals nor made by the animal by-products. All Azafran products are all ECOCERT & USDA certified.

it’s incredible to have a brand that promises safety and purity through its various products and is environmentally friendly. Being a mom, I always look out for natural and organic products for my baby and my family. Their well being and care is my utmost priority, however, due to lack of availability and awareness of such brands, we end up spending on the products that aren’t safe and healthy for our everyday utility.

I am glad to have introduced to a brand that offers purity and safety for me and my family. Here’s a list of products that I have used from Azafran and felt totally satisfied with the product quality. Do read my review as below –

Baby Gentle Body Wash & Shampoo

The body wash and shampoo is formulated keeping in mind the gentleness of a baby’s skin. It cleanses the skin and hair gently leaving them hydrated after every wash. The goodness of coconut, mineral-rich water and glycerin in its organic form ensures the babies skin is soft and supple after bathing. Most importantly the product is paraben and sulfate free making it safe for everyday use.

Organic Crayons

Azafran’s Eco-friendly and non-toxic crayons are made of organic waxes of palm and soya. These square shaped crayons are formulated to improve motor skills in children and it’s absolute fun for the child to stack these into building blocks. The crayons are non-sticky, non-greasy and are waterproof. My little one had fun coloring with these crayons that made with soy butter and food grade colors.

Tropical Breeze Liquid Laundry Detergent

6-in-1 eco-friendly liquid detergent is a great choice if you are looking at removing tough stains and unpleasant odour from dirty clothes. Made with ingredients derived from plants, it’s gentle on all kinds of fabric, cloth diapers and even on hands if you choose to hand wash instead in the washing machine.

D’fend SPF 30+ Creme

A daily creme that serves as a moisturizer as well as the sunscreen provides sun protection to our skin from UVA and UVB rays. This non-greasy and lightweight formula is sweat and water resistant with spf30. Ideal for two years plus, it gets absorbed quickly and keeps the skin moisturized and hydrated underneath.

We have been using these products for a while now and I am highly convinced with its effectiveness. I hope my review of the above products would help you choose the best and chemical free for yourself and your loved ones.

You can check out their entire range of Personal Care, Baby Care, Cold pressed Cooking Oils & Olive Oils infused with organic ingredients, Organic crayons, Homecare & Wellbeing magazine at their website –

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