Showing posts from December, 2015

Review: Clean & Clear Foaming Facewash

Clean & Clear has been my personal favorite when it comes to facewashes. A few months ago, I reviewed the Morning Energy range which comes in attractive colors & fragrances. So, when I received the Foaming product sample, I was keen to try it out.

Recently, Clean & Clear launched a campaign, called #ReadyFace , which talks about & empowers girls to bravely face the world , stop the internal self doubt & bother about others who judge you. It is about being confident in your own skin & flaunting it without the fear of getting judged. You can read more about the campaign on

Clean & Clear helps girls find their #ReadyFace, with its improved oil-free Foaming Facial Wash that helps prevent acne, blackheads & oily skin & keeps the skin oil-free, for up to 8 hours.

Benefits: For those looking for a milder facewash, this is the one! It does not leave the skin feeling dry & itchy. For those…


It struggles to get in,

She tries shutting it out,

A constant battle ensues,

Of fighting with might,

Unyielding both are,

But in the end, 

She sighs & gives in 

To the thought.

#DoYourHomeWork Today !

Indians are known to be great planners. Be it planning for the next party, your next investment or your child’s education. With the ever growing inflation, education for your kid, is one of the priorities for most parents. Primary school & college education in India, have seen about 300-400 % hikes in the annual fees, in a span of 20 years. In a close knit community like ours, parents feel responsible for the child’s welfare till he or she “settles down”, which puts a huge obligation on them. With youngsters wanting to venture into unconventional careers, parents need to be prepared both mentally & financially.

Most financial institutions are now stressing on the importance of investing right. With the current savings interest rate being 4% & the fixed deposit rate around 8.5%, the savings will hardly meet the requirements to fulfill your child’s dream. The last resort & the most sought after by most parents is the education loan.
Recently, I came across a…

Jamshedpur- The Steel City

I have lived in 3 cities in India so far- New Delhi, Mumbai & Jamshedpur. Hence, whenever someone asks me my most favorite city in India; its a tough choice to decide. Mumbai & Jamshedpur both come close to the finish line but eventually, I would say, Jamshedpur wins as I've spent over 18 years in the city.
For anyone who has visited Jamshedpur, their first reaction is always of amazement. "Wow, I never imagined a city in Jharkhand to be so clean, green & well laid out". Away from the hustle & bustle of a metropolitan city, Jamshedpur is a perfect image of a quiet, peaceful life amidst both greenery & factories for after all, it is the "Steel City". The only one in India to not have a municipal corporation, the city's town planning & management is looked after by JUSCO (Jamshedpur Utilies & Services Company), a 100% subsidiary of Tata Steel.


The wind roared,

"Oh! there it goes again", she thought,

Uprooting trees & toppling hay stacks,

Destroying everything in its way,

But today, she felt a sense of calm, 

Standing still she looked at the darkness outside her window

The moon shined forth brightly,

For today, she was the eye of the hurricane.

All about Cocktails

It has always intrigued me to watch cocktails, mock tails or different concoctions of any drink being made. The different flavors, liquids & ingredients added give the drink a taste & twist of its own. I try not looking at ingredients when ordering a drink, & later play a game of guess the items. Bartenders use their creativity in churning out delicious mixes playing with the skill they possess. "Shaken, not stirred, with a large thin slice of lemon peel.”. That’s how James Bond demands his vodka martini. People have been mixing drinks since as long as the 17th & 18th century. There are several interesting stories behind the origin of the name, "Cocktail". Maybe, I'll save those stories for some other day.

Here, I'm listing out several cocktail recipes which I've seen my friends make. Its simple & easy. Some of them would have a desi Indian twist to them. Mojito- It is a rum based cocktail offering a fresh hint of lime & mint.…