August 18 2018

Gul-e-Gulzar Saab- an extraordinaire poet

Gulzar Saab (GS) has always come across as a poet who widely uses everyday terms in lyrics who manages to impart the deepest of meanings to the songs. As a child I never could appreciate lines when they appeared on DD’s classic serial – Mirza Ghalib. There could not have been a better rhyme to the life of Ghalib and there couldn’t have been a better man to pay that respect than GS.

For me Gulzar, without doubt is the messiah of emblematic poems. He has been gifted to redefine the meaning of those ordinary things around us. His writings stem from right beneath the earth and stretch to touch your soul. He has written some of the finest lyrics in Hindi movies.

I, being an all time admirer of his songs, I wish to put down in a list, what I feel are his best songs.  It’s impossible to select a few best songs of GS, since so many of them drip with his natural vividness. The ones listed are the ones which I often find myself humming through the day.  I feel the boom of his songs in my mind and see them as a depiction of my own life.

He described life in his songs very marvellously in the vein of—

1.  ‘Thoda hai thode ki zaroorat hai, zindagi phir bhi yahan khoobsoorat hai ’ is so true to the ears.

2. ‘Tujhse naraz nahi zindagi, hairan hun mein’ now and then we all are incapable to appreciate what comes to us in life and why. Don’t we all sense the same?

3. ‘Katra katra milti hai, katra katra jeene do, zindagi hai, behne do’ use of ’katra katra’ relating it to action moments of life, which should be lived, is superb.

4. ‘ Aanewaala pal, jaane waala hai., ho sake to ismein zindagi bita do, pal jo ye jaane waala hai’  is a very positive way of looking at life.

In section of emotions of love and separation, GS brings out the deepest joy and pain hidden in the feeling through his songs.

1.  ‘Tere bina zindagi se shikwa toh nahi, tere bina zindagi bhi lekin zindagi toh nahi’, the distinction between ’living’ and ’existing’, like what is said here, wonderfully!

2. ‘Mera kuch samaan, tumhare paas pada hai, sawan ke kuch bheege bheege din rakhe hain’ in which the girl asks her beloved to return the timeless and splendid love-filled moments they had spent together, on their separation.

3. ‘Tum pukar lo, tumhara intezar hai, khwaab bun rahi hai raat, bekaraar hai, tumhara intezaar hai’ , it highlights  earthy things such as air, water and night in his songs and relate them to human feelings.

Talking about romance and the love, the following songs are absolutely enchanting.

1. ‘Woh sham kuch ajeeb thi, ye sham bhi ajeeb hai, woh kal bhi paas paas thi, woh aaj bhi kareeb hai.  It charms me more and more as I hear it daily.

2. ‘ Tera bina jiya jaaye na’ –  beautifully written and equally well composed by Pancham.

3. ’Aapki aakhon mein kuch mehke hue se raaz hain aapse bhi khoobsoorat apke andaaz hain’ is a real romantic number.

Subsequently there are songs I couldn’t put into any group but they deserve a cite

Dil dhoondta hai fir wahi fursat ke raat din (Mausam)

Phir wahi raat hai(Ghar)

Ek hi khwab deka hai maine(Kinara)

Roz roz aakhon tale(Jeeva)

Naam gum jaayega (Kinara)

Raah Pe Rehte Hain, Yaadon Mein Basar Karte Hain (Namkeen)

It would be undue; to call this set the best of GS, as I’m sure I omitted some great ones still. There are by now more songs on my mind which I wish to put on this list, but then, it has to end. My decide on the songs by GS disagrees from other favourites, but then it all tops up the same way, Gulzar Saab you are a gem!!

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August 15 2018

What Freedom Means To Me #HappyIndependenceDay2018

As a citizen in a committed democracy, it may be the right to walk down unassisted to the local polling booth and vote for the election candidate of your choice. As an employee in a developing nation, it may be the right to go home on time and be paid fair wages for your work. As a young person in a conservative land, it may be the right to choose one’s own profession or partner without having to battle an army for it. As a child anywhere, it may be the right to an education and to be brought up without abuse or neglect. As a husband or a wife, it may be the right to one’s personal space – without having to tussle over the blanket. Whatever your political stance, private values or public choices, freedom has an intensely personal connotation for all of us. Freedom is subjective; it has no fixed definition.

  • Freedom means I get up every day and choose my own path – make my own decisions – follow my own road – whether that road takes me to my job, to night club to anywhere.
  • It means I don’t have to cover my face allows me to walk around in shorts or anything I wish to, without being a victim of sexual harassment.
  • Freedom means I get to raise my child any way I want – even if that means making him wear knitted sweaters that I made, where we have to cut out our own neck hole.
  • It means I get to choose my own religion, and how I want to worship, and what I want to believe in. It means I can walk openly into any religious place instead of hiding out so others won’t know what I’m doing.
  • Freedom means I get to have a voice and an opinion – no matter how silly or dumb it may be.
  • It means I get to own my own house, my own business, my own car – my own future. Even when I mess it up, it’s still mine to mess up.
  • Freedom means that I get a say in how this country works. And that my voice matters just as much as the next voice.
  • It means that I can use my words to share hope and humor and tell my story.
  • Freedom means I can love friends just as they are, without expecting them to be like me.
  • It means that I have a group of men and women watching my back at every moment – making sure I’m protected and safe – men and women who are willing to die for me – even when they don’t believe the same things that I do.
  • Freedom means neighbours who help each other just because they can, and people who rally and gather and serve when crisis hits – putting aside their differences or arguments from the day before – to come together as one nation, under God, indivisible, with justice and liberty for all.

If you are man or woman, your freedoms are yours to exploit or give away. Yes, women in India aren’t exactly free. There is denial, a societal oppression. However, for transgender people, the oppression is deeper. A denial of the right to be oneself, the right over one’s own body and a suppression of identity. Freedom to me is essentially having choices and being able to exercise those choices. It means to be able to walk out of my house or office when I want a cup of coffee. It means to live the choices I have made with gratitude every day – and also to have more choices to change the choices I had first made!

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July 25 2018

Go Prime with Amazon Prime

We always get the privilege of being a prime member of Amazon and very often enjoy the perks and benefits which other non-members are not getting. With more than 100 million prime subscribers, Amazon is catering to major segment of customers, who prefer online shopping of merchandises. To become a prime member, you can start your 30 day free trail of Amazon prime where the tentative customers can enjoy the perks and advantages which other millions of customers are enjoying. This is the right time to subscribe to your prime membership, as Amazon Prime Day 2018 is starting on July 16, 3 pm ET, where you can grab the best deals on products and services during this 36 hours long sale.

Following are some of the benefits which Amazon Prime members can enjoy throughout the year:

Shipping benefits

Same/Nest day Delivery: You will get your products delivered at your doorstep on same day or next day; with a minimum order of $35. Free two day delivery on tens of millions of items.

Release date Delivery: With being a prime member, you can select the latest items by relaxing at your homes. Opt Free Release Date Delivery on qualified items and enjoy the product by 7pm on its release date.

2 Hours Delivery: We cannot wait for one or two days, if we are exhaust with the daily food & grocery items. You can get 1 hour or 2 hour delivery on household items and essentials that you want on priority basis. Order the fresh fruits & vegetables and be ready to pick them from your doorsteps within an hour.

Shopping benefits

Apart from getting the quickly delivery of products and items, Amazon Prime members can also save their money by some extra dollars. If you are using Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card then you are entitled to get 5% back across all the Whole Foods stores in the US.

Also you will be the first one to take the benefits during Amazon sale such as Amazon Prime Day 2018, Christmas sale etc. You can pick your favourite brand’s products before someone else catches hold of it.

Under Amazon family, if you have 5 or more subscriptions, then you can save 20% each on diapers and baby foods.

Beneath are some of the deals in various sections which are exclusively for Amazon Prime members only. So shop like there is no tomorrow!!

Home & Kitchen- Prime day launches especially for prime members

Product Price
OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder It is the latest release which is kept for prime members only.

Best price for members: $99.99

Overall ratings: 5 out of 5

Stone & Beam Southwest-Inspired Pillow This pillow will add charms to your living room.

Best price for members: $49.99

Overall ratings: 4.2 out of 5

Coleman Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill It is very easy to operate; it has 3 independently adjustable burners for better temperature control.

Best price for members: $229.99

Overall ratings: 4.7 out of 5

Baby Products

Product Price
Davinci Liam 4-in-1 Convertible Crib, Rustic Grey It can easily be converted into daybed and full size bed; as per your requirements.

Available in three different colours; white, gey and brown.

Best price for members: $229.99

Amazon prime members will be the first to review it.

Delta Children Deluxe Book and Toy Organizer This is best suitable for kids aged 3 or more; available in three different designs.

Best price for members: $49.99

Overall ratings: 4.1 out of 5

Britax B-Free & B-Safe Ultra Travel System The travelling kit includes rideshare ready B-Safe Ultra Infant Car Seat; B-Free Stroller and car seat adapters.

Best price for members: $569.99

Additionally, there are various other departments such as clothing & accessories, beauty, toys and much more where prime members will be given the opportunity to have a glance first at the latest products and items. All the items will be released on Amazon Prime Day which will start from July 16. Also you can shop your favourite brands outfits at the discounted prices; flaunt it in your social gatherings and give others chance to turn their eyes on you.

Products with discounted price for prime members

Product Discounts
Georgia Pacific Bathroom Tissue, 550 Sheets Per Roll (Case of 80 rolls) Original price: $104.16

Discounted price: of $41.49.

Savings: Use amazon coupons to get the discount of 60%.

Thompson Hydrolyzed Gelatin Original price: $17.18

Discounted price: of $15.58

Savings: 9%

Maglite LED Flashlight at $35.33, against the actual price of $48.99. Use Amazon promo codes to save $13.66 (28%) Original price: $48.99

Discounted price using Amazon promo code: of $35.33

Savings: $13.66 (28%)

Eye Cream Moisturizer This cream will help in brightening your skin along reducing dark skin around your eye.

Original price: $39.99

Discounted price: of $17.99

Savings: $22.00 (55%)

Echo Show – Black With Echo Show that features Alexa, you can watch videos, keep an eye on security cameras, photos, check weather and traffic updates and much more and that too hands free.

Original price: $229.00

Discounted price exclusively for prime members: $129.99

Savings: $100.00

Living, Laughing and Loving Life (Book) Original price: $9.95

Discounted price: $7.77

Savings: $2.18 (22%)

Rivet Pike Factory Industrial Table Lamp Give a modern and elegant look to your home or office by buying this attractive table lamp.

Original Price: $59.99

Join Prime to save $14.00 on this item.

Rivet Malida Mid-Century Open Back Swivel Counter Stool Make your seating more comfortable by ordering this counter stool which has substantial arms, back and padded seat.

Original Price: $229.00

Amazon Prime Members can save additional $35.00 on this item,

Additional benefits:-

Become an Amazon.com Store cardholder and enjoy the following some rewards

  • With your Amazon.com Store Card, you can buy today and pay in instalments with a variety of promotional financing options charging zero percent EMI.
  • There are various financing options available for your convenience; for instance if you buy goods worth $149 or more and repay it within 6, 12, or 24 months then you will charge no interest on the taken amount.
  • There is no annual fee attached with the card.
  • On approval of your card, you will immediately receive $10 as gift card which can be used on purchasing from millions of products available on Amazon.

Amazon prime members will be given a platform where they can store their photos at no additional charges. You can add your photos on the free app –Prime Phots Family Vault, and can share it with up to 5 people to cherish your precious moments.

Being a part of Amazon family, you can enjoy your favourite movies and TV shows anytime and everywhere at no additional charges. There are thousands of famous shows that are available on Amazon Prime Video; you can watch it online or can also download it to watch it later from TVs, computers, tablets, or mobile device.

Not only videos, you can also listen to your beloved music; select from more than 2 million songs that will be played without adds to give a soothing effect on the listeners mind. You can use your Echo devices and can continue your passion of music anywhere you go. This Prime Day, the company is offering Amazon Music at the discounted rates of $0.00 for 4 months to its new customers. After that you will be charged at the nominal amount of $7.99 each month.

The Amazon Prime members will be pampered with free game every month; apart from the surprises that will bombard them every month. Also if you pre book your box games you will be given attractive discounts on the same.

Prime Reading

With Amazon Prime subscriptions, reading have become so much fun and you can adhere your passion in a more lively way now. Reading is a mental exercise which will increase your understanding and imaginations. With Amazon prime membership, sky is only limit in terms of getting exposed to new content every day. You can read from over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, books with audible narration, comics, children’s books and more at no other charges.

The new users can subscribe to 3 months of unlimited Kindle reading for just $0.99 for three months. You can cherish reading unlimited books and magazines as per the timings that suits you with installing Kindle app.

So come and be a part of Amazon family today by subscribing to its 30 days free trail of Amazon Prime. You can anytime discontinue your services if you are not satisfied; the changes of which are almost zero.

Amazon’s grand once in a year held sale –Amazon Prime Day is coming on 16 July, it’s a 36 hour sale exclusively for Amazon Prime members where they will be offered the products and services at the rock bottom prices. All those who are in the trail run of Amazon prime can also take part in the grand event and grab the best products in various categories at the lowest prices. So go Prime this Prime Day 2018 and start your free trail subscription at the earliest and grab the exciting deals on products and services through your prime membership.

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July 24 2018

5 Best Gaming Mouse

Gaming is an integral part of everyone’s life. Whether it is the indoor game or outdoor games, there is at least one type of game that is favorite for all. On the other hand, Gaming is life for a lot of people. But if you love to play the game on your laptop or Pc then a mouse for your console is a must-have for real. Getting the best of a gaming console is a goal of a gamers life and only a true gamer would understand the true value of a mouse build for gaming. A gaming mouse comes with faster response time, higher DPI, functional control buttons, higher sensitivity programmed buttons to match your gaming techniques and a lot more where the normal mouse usually fails. So getting a good gaming mouse is more important and to help you.

Now that Computex 2018 just ended, and we’ve seen some of the best gaming mice and gaming PCs that will soon be hitting the market, we figured it was time to look back and revisit some of the best gaming mice of 2018.

When you go out looking for the best gaming mouse for your needs, you should keep an eye out for any mouse that manages to strike a balance between price and performance. You don’t want to just go out and pick up the most expensive mouse on the shelf. Just take a look at our best gaming mouse. They are not much more expensive than a full-priced AAA game, but it balances that with a bevy of high-end features and top-notch performance.

All of these are mouse are easily available in the market or else you can visit the online shopping websites if you are looking for an additional discount. Many top websites like Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart or other provides discount coupons like Amazon coupons to give some extra discount to their customers.

Let’s check out the list:

  1. Logitech G90:

Logitech G90 is another astounding gaming mouse from the budgeted category. It has delta zero innovation with a 2500 DPI to give you great gaming knowledge. It is intended to give great grasp and most extreme solace paying little mind to your hand movements. You have three DPI settings beginning from 250 DPI to 2500 DPI. It likewise claims to offer 2-millisecond report rate. The left and right keys are appraised to convey up to 5 million clicks. This amazing and elegant looking mouse comes merely at rupees 915 only. Logitech G90 comes with fairly long cable and it pretty comfortable. The matte finish adds up to its charm and portrays as an additional feature. The cursor is fast and responsive and the mouse is extremely light which helps while gaming. All these features at this price is a one-stop deal.

Let’s check out the product specification of this product

Brand Logitech
Series IC Prodigy
Colour Black
Item Height 11.7 Centimeters
Item Width 38 Millimeters
Item Weight 86.2 g
Product Dimensions 6.2 x 3.8 x 11.7 cm
Item model number 910-004846
Hardware Platform PC
Included Components Gaming Mouse, Documentation
  1. Dragon War ELE-G9 Thor Bluetrack:

Dragon War ELE-G9 is likewise a remarkably cheap gaming mouse. It has great design and works in the vast majority of the surfaces with no issue. It has a 1.8m string and a gold-plated USB connector. The favor LED lights to give it a decent look. It has 8 programmable catches that can be doled out to coordinate your gaming style. Catch position is additionally decent It likewise underpins macro function capacities. It comes in 4 diverse DPI settings that are 800/1600/2400/3200 DPI. Being said this mousse is a bit bigger than another usual mouse so has a great advantage for people with bigger palms. The build quality is pretty nice and it comes with robust wire and USB connector. The price of this mouse is rupees 999 but with Amazon Sale you can get flat rupees 275 off on your dragon war ELE-G6 thor blue track mouse. The mouse comes with 15 days return policy and 1 year of manufacturing warranty. Can this deal get any better?

Brand Dragonwar
Series PC
Item Weight 472 g
Package Dimensions 28.3 x 14 x 11.7 cm
Item model number ELE-G9
Hardware Platform PC
  1. SteelSeries Rival 600

The Rival 600 acquaints gamers with the world’s most progressive double sensor framework, TrueMove3+. The TrueMove3 optical sensor conveys genuine 1 to 1 following, while a committed optical profundity sensor accomplishes gaming’s least and most precise lift-off separation location. The Rival 600 highlights a restrictive custom focus of-gravity tuning framework with 256 weight setups and an adaptable range from 96g to 128g, guaranteeing the ideal weight and adjust for everybody. Low-dormancy execution is conveyed by the intense 32-bit ARM processor and deep-rooted solidness is ensured by 60-million snap mechanical switches and sturdy silicone side holds. The Rival 600 was built for elite athletics competitors and an unquestionable requirement have for focused gaming. If you shop this product from Amazon then you can avail extra discount.

Brand SteelSeries
Series Rival
Colour Black
Item Height 44 Millimeters
Item Width 13.1 Centimeters
Item Weight 141 g
Product Dimensions 6.9 x 13.1 x 4.4 cm
Item model number 62446
Included Components Rival 600 gaming mouse, Detachable USB cable, Weight box
  1. Corsair Sabre RGB

The Saber RGB is unquestionably the less expensive alternative, a lower cost, and an alternate outline gives it its very own character, and that is surely something to be thankful for on the grounds that, at the given value point, you are getting a mouse that can have a noteworthy 10,000 DPI, a great plan that will pull in many gamers, and not say, RGB lighting. Thus, in straightforward words, gamers are paying less and getting progressively with regards to the Corsair Saber RGB.

While the Saber RGB won’t win any excellence expos as a result of how basic it looks when contrasted with some other mice we have specified in our rundown, it is positively something to be thankful for in light of the fact that the mouse is composed on account of straightforwardness and it completes an extraordinary activity at that.

The Saber RGB can essentially lay around your work area, and you won’t be pestered by it. No, we are not saying that the plan is awful, it’s simply stealthy, and that is the means by which most gamers favor. You should remember that you won’t get any weight tuning framework, however, keeping the cost as alongside the heaviness of the mouse makes it obvious that you don’t generally require weight tuning. You get a phenomenal 10,000 DPI sensor and RGB lighting, and that ought to be all that could possibly be needed.

Brand Corsair
Item Height 11.2 Centimeters
Item Width 40 Millimeters
Item Weight 86.2 g
Product Dimensions 6.9 x 4 x 11.2 cm
Item model number CH-9301011-AP

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June 26 2018

I can never be specific blogger.

If you’ve read my blog for a long time you will know that I’ve never really stuck to a theme on my blog, I don’t just write one thing, I 100% do not have a niche and do you know what, I’m totally okay with that. Blogging is my outlet, and I find it super therapeutic and to be honest I don’t feel the need to put my blog in a box where I need to define it by a niche. Is it really necessary to put a label on our blogs? Do you define your blog with a niche? Here’s why I don’t.

When I spoke to someone the other day, I said I have a blog, they asked what I blogged about? I don’t have a niche, so when I told them what I wrote about they said, so you don’t focus on something specific? My blog is basically a safe haven for me to talk about anything and everything, I can talk about what I want, when I want, blog about whatever I want and just have it be my space.

Not only that my blog is an extension of myself and I definitely don’t just have 1 interest, I am so passionate about a variety of different aspects of my life.

If I do have a niche, that is me, I am the niche. There is no one like me because everyone is unique as a blogger. We might end up blogging about similar things, talking about similar topics but the difference with every blog is ourselves.

I enjoy writing about so many different topic including vegan lifestyle, food, lifestyle, mental health, beauty and blogging just in general, I have so many interests and that is one of the reasons that blogging brings out the best in me! It gives me the greatest outlet for my thoughts, feelings and everything that I’m passionate about.

I personally would find that if I was super niched and only focused on one thing I would end up getting bored, I wouldn’t be motivated to write, I wouldn’t be as motivated to continue to better myself and my blog. At the heart of every post though there is a lot of heart from me and what I want to do with my blogging life.

I love having freedom to write about what I want on my blog, it’s an amazing thing to be able to have that, but it is important to do what works for you.

This post isn’t about bashing people who do have a niche, you do what is best for you. If you continue to come out with amazing content that is niche based honestly that is absolutely fantastic, I’m sure your content is absolutely incredible! For me, that is honestly something that doesn’t work.

What is more important to me is putting out quality content that I am passionate about, that reflects me as a person and content that I would personally enjoy and read.

Blogging is supposed to be fun, enjoy your blog enjoy sharing your voice with the world and do what you are passionate about.

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June 25 2018

My favorite Quotes

I love quotes. I don’t even know why, but I love to go through Pinterest and look through some inspirational quotes. They always give me that little extra boost and at a time like this, you know, exam time, that boost is surely needed. So I thought I would share with you guys some of my favourite quotes. Please enjoy.

DO MORE THAN JUST EXIST.

USE MISTAKE SOT BUILD STAIRS, NOT WALLS.

NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST.

HOPE IS THE ONLY THING STRONGER THAN FEAR.

“WHAT IF I FALL?” BUT MY DARLING, WHAT IF YOU FLY?

HAVE COURAGE AND BE KIND.

BEAUTY BEGINS THE MOMENT YOU DECIDE TO BE YOURSELF.

THOUGH SHE BE BUT LITTLE SHE IS FIERCE.

BLESSED ARE THE CURIOUS FOR THEY SHALL HAVE ADVENTURES.

STARS CANT SHINE WITHOUT DARKNESS.

DON’T FEEL STUPID IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE PRETENDS TO LOVE.

PROMISE ME, YOU’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER; YOU’RE BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE AND STRONGER THAN YOU SEEM, AND SMARTER THAN YOU THINK.

WE DO NOT NEED MAGIC TO CHANGE THE WORLD. WE CARRY ALL THE POWER WE NEED INSIDE OURSELVES ALREADY. WE HAVE THE POWER TO IMAGINE BETTER.

I BREATHE IN MY COURAGE AND EXHALE MY FEAR.

OUR FATE LIVES WITHIN US. YOU ONLY HAVE TO BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SEE IT.

SHE WARNED HIM NOT TO BE DECEIVED BY APPEARANCES. FOR BEAUTY IS FOUND WITHIN.

NOT ALL TREASURE IS SILVER AND GOLD.

THE WAY TO GET STARTED IS TO STOP TALKING, AND BEGIN DOING.

YOU GOTTA EARN YOUR MARK BY DOING SOMETHING BIG FOR SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF.

EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED, IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR.

BE BRAVE. NOT SAFE.

IN MY MOMENTS OF DOUBT, I’VE TOLD MYSELF FIRMLY. IF NOT ME, THEN WHO? IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?

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