While it can't be denied that the traditional print books are less preferred compared to e-books by the tech. savvy people these days, but I do believe that paper books will never disappear completely
As the New year is approaching fast; let us hope and pray for the most precious, moments of life and let us wish for happiness to everyone!
I met her after waiting for a long time~~I asked her to be with me for a little longer~~but she left~~she is always in a hurry~~and never stays for too long~~neither with me nor with anyone!!
Raj and Priya were happy and excited about their holiday plan to Darjeeling. Little did they know that they were going to get the surprise of their lives there. ~~In response to billybuc's challenge
Ghazal is a form of poetry to express deep, intense emotions of love in its purest form, pain, desire, heartfelt feelings n so on. I was attracted to Ghazals when I was able to understand the lyrics.
The Peacock is an important part of Indian Art, Architecture and Mythology. It symbolizes royalty and divinity. India loves colours and the Peacock truly represents it by its beauty and elegance.
When it comes to beverages we prefer tea, coffee, soft drink. But how about something more exciting, colourful, delicious, nutritious and a perfect party companion for cocktail lovers.
Relationships are tender and fragile. Handle them with delicate care. Appreciating people for who they are and avoiding expectations ; is the key to healthy and long lasting relationships.
Roses, Lilies, Pansies~the fabulous flowers of February! February is the month when winter is about to end in India n spring is all set to begin. The perfect month for spreading brightness n fragrance
When someone we care about hurts us, by means of words or actions, it can shatter our mental peace and happiness. Consider yourself fortunate, if you have not faced such hurt by people you trust most
The end of a Year is neither an end nor a beginning but it is going on, with all the wisdom and experience it has given us.The new year is here before us like a new book waiting to be written.
Dance is not merely a profession but perhaps a form of meditation, self expression and self realization. Indian culture is synonymous with its rich tradition of classical music n dance forms of India
When we reach a certain age like mine, we realize that the whole life has been spent upon earning money and spending even more money than we have earned. Can money buy love, happiness, health, peace
Music has no language. Its a form of expression that can be felt by Heart and enjoyed even by those who do not understand the lyrics. Besides God it is the art of music which is our greatest treasure
Sparrows-As a little girl, my mornings began with the sweet chirping sound of this charming n active bird.So many of them sat in a row in the garden, backyard, over the roof tops. Where are they now?
Some deep rooted feelings and expressions are best expressed by writing ; about how the bond of love grows and becomes stronger as we age. Because then you have actually lived like real Life Partners
Life is so uncertain and vulnerable. We hate to think about this; but what if something happens unexpectedly? Are you prepared? Have you made sure that your close ones do not face any hardships?
Who doesn't need a little motivation! Parents and teachers of young kids have a great role in tracing the path for a child's success in academics etc., by providing them the much needed 'Motivation'.
Naturopathy is a combination of Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy, Herbal n other such methods of treatment. This system of healing revolves around the five basic elements, Earth, Air, Water, Sun and Ether.
Life is not always certain. Act now, perform duties, fulfill desires, make amends with relationships as towards the end of your life, you may look back and realize that there was a lot you could do.
Great leaders, speakers use their body language to command, persuade, fascinate and mesmerize their audiences/ people. How you walk, sit, stand tells others of your personality, your confidence level.
In 'Reiki therapy' universal life energy, flows from the practitioner's hands towards the body and is utilized to heal the mind, body, immune system, to get rid of toxins and this leads to relaxation.
HubPages is an ideal platform for online writing, to hone your writing skills , to interact and learn, to get published and also make some money. The very supportive Community is the back bone of HP.
Some amount of creativity can be seen in every person. And when it comes to creating something with scrap, it is very satisfying. Not only will it save your money, it is good for environment as well.
Are you the one who very enthusiastically makes resolutions and promises, but within a week's time looses all excitement and fails to keep those goals? Why? Make small, realistic and achievable goals.
Authentic Indian kitchen and cooking comprises of many specific tools and techniques. It involves certain basic ingredients which are a must have in any Indian kitchen. Fusion food is also popular now.
You may know yourself pretty well, but its only when you are asked to describe yourself, you start thinking! Should I describe only my positives and sound like a boaster or tell negatives as well?
DIY : Easy Craft For Kids~Reuse Waste Materials To Make Multi Purpose Holder for Pen, Pencils, Spoons!
Reusing raw materials reduces the possibility to be manufactured again, reduces the need to dispose used materials, saves your money, is good for our environment, as you save some natural resources.
Elegant, delicate, colorful n decorative 'Bangles' are worn by women as part of Indian culture and tradition. They look beautiful; are considered auspicious and their sound wards off negative energy.
A popular saying-'The way to a man's heart is through his stomach!' Well, sadly yes! And what to do if your man loves variety in breakfast too! A quick breakfast recipe that needs few ingredients.
Are you feeling confused, struggling with situations/ relationships, unable to take decisions, dying to get 'that' support? Then probably you need some counseling sessions by a trained psychotherapist.
Cinema is a reflection of society and influenced by it. The Indian cinema has given us a galaxy of many wonderful, melodious playback singers over the years. Here is a tribute to some of them.
I'm sure this hub will remind you of your honeymoon days especially if you had visited a hill station . What better way to start a long lasting, lifetime relationship other than the beauty of Nature!
Toddlers find it amusing to keep their parents on toes.But these are the years, you are going to miss, when they are grown up. For now protect them from injuries, cuts, bruises, by these safety tips.
Negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, stress, fear impact your physical health. They trigger chemical reactions in your body, that can lead to diseases n damage the vital organs of body.
Art Therapy is an effective tool to reduce and manage stress. It helps those affected to overcome emotional disorders n improve communication skills. They express difficult feelings by means of Art.
Picking up a name for your child is a proud moment as well as a great responsibility for parents. Take care in selecting the name, so that when grown up, your child does not feel embarrassed about it!
With better connectivity, technology and communication, travel is much easier today than earlier. You can choose and book your tickets, sitting at home via Internet. For navigation GPS is the answer.
Here comes Navratri! And the men and women are all set to welcome it fully decorated in colorful, vibrant, traditional costumes. And the magic continues for nine nights with non stop music and dance.
50th wedding anniversary is that special occasion that calls for a grand celebration. The love, trust, togetherness of 50 years of the couple must be recognized with participation by all closed ones.
How much attention do we pay to the trees, when we are walking past them! Have we ever wondered what they will speak, if they could. Would it surprise us if they said, 'The Man' is their bitter enemy!
Concentration is a skill, that enables us to focus on a particular thought, while eliminating every other thing from our conscious mind. Children must be trained to concentrate for effective learning.
Anger is an emotion, which is natural and common. Children do get angry and a wise parent must identify the trigger points and teach the child to control the anger by working together with the child.
Coconut oil is unique as found by research as it helps you to reduce fat. It has less calories, is effective in boosting metabolism. It is more satisfying and makes you feel fuller for a longer time.
Vibrant, colorful, fragrant flowers not only attract us with their beauty, but are spiritual, emotional healers too. Besides Aroma therapy they have medicinal uses according to Ayurveda, Naturopathy.
Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Face Time, emails, mobile camera, your favorite music-all this and many more! The world seems to have shrunk in your palms in the form of Smart Phones! Can we turn back!
Heart ailments are increasing everyday all over the world. Its important to watch what we are eating. Including healthy Oats in our diet, may be the first step towards a healthy Heart. See the recipes.
Internet savvy people prefer Online shopping in the comfort of their homes to traditional shopping. Why? Because it saves time, energy and money. You can avoid driving on busy roads during peak hours.
Last night, I had a conversation with 'God' in my dream. I asked him questions about problems of life.'He' advised me to appreciate'Life' , count what I have; not to complain about, what I don't have.
Want to get compliments for your radiant, youthful skin! As we age, our skin looses moisture. To maintain elasticity of skin adopt regular skincare methods, facial massage and exercises for that glow.
Help to keep the Earth green by dropping your old Cell phone in a 'Drop box'. You will help to keep the Environment safe by helping in Recycling process. Electronic wastes contains harmful components!
Today's challenging times requires the children to develop into holistic,well rounded personality. Choose your child's school wisely, for his mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychic growth.
One of the most exquisite examples of Indian Art and Architecture, can be found in the caves of Ellora and Ajanta. Magnificent paintings/ sculpture inside walls of the caves will leave you spellbound.
Desserts are delicately made with lingering flavour which last as a sweet memory for a long time.There is no end to creating extraordinary desserts with imagination. Try this Caramel Custard dessert!
With most diet plans, you are back to your old habits within a few days. This weight control plan will change that by 'restructuring techniques'.Once you hit the ideal weight,ease into the next phase.
Consider yourself fortunate, if you do not have unpleasant memories! Consider yourself more fortunate, if you have moved on from your unpleasant memories! Some crazy ideas, which have worked for some!
Health experts feel that the deficiency of bitter foods in our regular diet is to a great extent, responsible for growing diseases.These foods purify, are anti bacterial, anti viral,anti inflammatory.
I sit down to pray, but cannot concentrate! I feel guilty, ask for forgiveness to God, with a promise that I will concentrate from now on wards.! He is smiling; he always does! But then, how do we 'Pray'
Brisk walking is the safest and easiest form of exercise. While the fresh air does wonders to your mood, energy levels, blood circulation; you don't even realize that you have finished your exercises!
When temperatures rise, there is a rise in our electricity bills also. While we burden our purses, we also burden mother earth by burning lot of fossil fuels, thus harming n polluting the environment.
The desire to be together till eternity~~True love can not be expressed in words. Flowers can help to express beautifully. But some deep feelings and unfulfilled desires, even flowers cannot express.
According to WHO reports, 6 million people die every year, due to tobacco related illness! Passive smoking is more harmful, than smoking. Small kids, pregnant women, elderly and sick all are affected.
Strong Cravings for food is a good indicator of internally controlled responses. Depriving yourself increases cravings. Craving for specific foods indicates a deficit of some particular nutrient.
The fragrance of the ripe mangoes is in the air. Lets create some magic with incredible mangoes; some delicious n simple recipes. Loaded with valuable nutrients, it has religious significance as well.
Massage as an alternative therapy to relieve stress, pain and anxiety is an age old practice. It has become more scientific with the practice of using Herbal, medicinal oils in Modern Massage centers.
Summer season is good for picnics, beaches and vacations, but care must be taken to protect ourselves from Heat related illnesses, such as cramps, dehydration, exhaustion etc.Try these home remedies!
Quite often I find people posting Inspirational quotes on Facebook, Google+ and other sites, which are truly motivating and appear just at the right moment, when you are in need of that friendly boost.
Colour Therapy, dates back to thousand of years. It is a holistic and powerful technique and can be implemented by applying these vibrations of energy to effect positive changes in our day to day life.
Recently my friend's husband was advised by the Nutritionist to include Flax seeds in his daily diet as he had reduced level of HDL. Sharing the health benefits of Flaxseeds as told by the Nutrition.
If you are a beginner in the big world of Online writing; little confused about how to begin; this may prove beneficial to you. We all were beginners and Practice makes a man perfect applies here too.
How To Have Healthy And Beautiful Hair : Ayurvedic Haircare with Herbal Ingredients And No Chemicals!
Healthy Hair enhances the personality of a person, besides making him/her self confidant. Plenty of expensive products are available in markets but nothing can be as good as Natural Herbal solutions.
Powerful personality,dazzling, mischievous smile, expressive eyes, glowing skin,the ability to mesmerize the audiences with their immense talent- have a look at the Timeless Beauties of Hindi Cinema.
If you know about Indian Recipes, you must have heard of the magical Garam Masala. Though available in Grocery shops,it is best to make your own, freshly ground Garam Masala, rich in Aroma and texture.
In the fast paced, stressful life today, when each one is in hurry to compete/complete his/her job, how about giving some thought to the basic safety needs at home, on roads, to our kids and elderly!
As an admirer of ancient paintings, whether Indian, western or others, I believe these communicate a lot about the life and times, of the period in which they were made. Glimpses of Indian Paintings!
While mostly siblings are best friends, in many families, there is Sibling Rivalry as well and most upset and sad by this are the parents only.Can the Parents be blamed? If yes, can they handle this?
Do you face the problem of your child falling ill again and again? How to build a strong Immune system in children, to fight infections n allergies? What are the foods to boost Immunity in children?
If you are a Vegetarian and always thinking of increasing your Protein intake, this article is for you. Soyabean is very high in Protein content required for growth, energy and other multiple benefits.
Grilled Chicken, a popular and simple recipe, requires very few ingredients and is healthy and nutritious too. Easy to make at home and best for people on Diet, since it does not require butter or oil.
Are you feeling Low for some reason! Did this thought occur to you that 'Life is not worth living'!Life is all about being active and positive. So do away with negativity with these simple Therapies.
Do you suffer from Constipation and keep on trying various medicines, only to find temporary relief? Its a common disorder but if you adopt certain suggested measures, you can get rid of it forever.
It is true that no Indian festival/Weddings can be complete without sweets. Shakarpara is a must have in Indian weddings, exchanged between the bride and groom's family. Also prepared on Diwali n Holi .
Diwali~the Indian festival of lights, sweets, gifts, fun, frolic, happiness and togetherness. The atmosphere is full of loads of positive energy and the decoration is for everyone to see and enjoy.
When it comes to giving gifts to precious ones, I prefer adding that personal touch.Daughters are most precious gifts of God. When young, you shower your love, which they return when you are old/weak.
Water is the most essential element and component of human physiology. It also has wonderful healing properties, with the presence of various crucial elements present in it, beneficial for health.
A Good teacher can inspire, ignite and instill knowledge to his students.Every child deserves to have a caring adult in his/her life. And that's not always a parent. Often times it is a teacher!
All of us have only 24 hours in a day to complete our work. How to manage time effectively? Time cannot be managed. What you can manage is the usage of time efficiently by following some techniques.
Mehandi is a traditional Indian art. It is considered auspicious to apply it on weddings and festivals. After application and drying up it leaves a bright orange colour, which is temporary. Read on-
How do you feel in the morning, if you did not have good sleep at night. Sleeplessness/Insomnia is usually related to mental tension, stress, anxiety or even the modern lifestyle. Some tips to cure it!
Bone health is very important for living a normal and healthy life. Proper attention must be paid to Specific food and exercises meant to improve bone health to prevent Arthritis and Osteoporosis.
Yogasana is preferred over other forms of physical exercises. Why! As it is safe and can be practiced at any age and without getting exhausted. Learn to perform it correctly, to get the max. benefits.
RANGOLI designs are a traditional folk art of India,colorful, vibrant, creative, full of life, they represent the true spirit of India. They are drawn on weddings, festivals for good luck, prosperity.
Life @ 50 Can be beautiful, glamorous and meaningful, if you make certain changes in yourself by reinventing and re-energizing. Discover the new, you by embracing your age gracefully. Follow the rules
A student with moderate ability, who uses his talents in a methodical way to STUDY , will achieve more success than a person with greater ability but who is unmethodical. HOW! Read on rules to follow-
With a sweet little entry in your family,enjoy Motherhood but be very particular to maintain Health Record, Growth Record, Milestones Record n Immunization Record of your Child n monitor it regularly.
Busy parents and lonely children is the reality of today's society.But it is a necessity for both the parents to earn, to manage a decent living. How to find a balance so kids are also given attention.
Summer Vacations is an ideal time to make kids Learn with Fun. Channelize their energy in constructive activities, relax, recharge and rejuvenate and also strengthen their academics by playful methods.
Do you have a tendency to overindulge? Have you been feeling sluggish, bloated, sleep deprived, difficulty in losing weight? You might need a Detox Diet Plan. It can help you to manage weight as well
The classical western civilization, has its foundations in the ancient cities of Italy, Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Pisa and Venice. Italy has rich culture, art, architecture, majestic churches, monument
Wearing Gold is a tradition in India. People consider it auspicious to pass it on to the next generation. Should we not take care of this precious metal, so that it never loses its shine and sparkle!
Are you planning a travel along with family? Some essential things you must keep in mind before setting off, to avoid inconvenience at a new place. Don't forget your travel insurance, medicines, maps.
You must be enjoying Paneer /Cottage Cheese in various recipes. But have you tried making it on your own? Here are some simple steps to make fresh Paneer at home itself; Pure, fresh, always available!
Is your child facing examination stress?As a parent, are you helping or making things worse for your child? The mantra should be prior planning n study, realistic approach avoiding over expectation!
Can you imagine, what the world would be without the eyes? Eyes are the most precious of all body parts and perhaps the most neglected part. So, how do we take care of our most precious possession?
Antioxidant are those vital nutrients usually termed as Vitamins and Minerals, which protect our body's cells from wear and tear and repairs them. They are found in abundance in natural food items.
Who doesn't have leftovers in the kitchen. With a little imagination, turn them into delicious recipes. Reuse leftovers, Save money, save food! Don't throw away food, as many sleep hungry in this world.
An immensely popular Indian dessert, Gajar ka Halwa/ Carrot Delight, tastes delicious if served hot. Here is a low calorie version, cutting down on high calorie but not on taste and nutrition value.
Who doesn't want to be a winner? What is it that makes a 'Winner'? Winners have a way about doing things-their approach, their attitude, their passion, commitment. How are they different from others?
Who doesn't love the warm, winter Sun. Here are some tips to deal with dry skin, chapped lips, cracked heels, cold and cough problems. One must eat right and exercise well to keep these problems away
IITF is held every year at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, to showcase the variety of handicraft products made by many skilled artisans of the country, thereby increasing and exchanging trade n business.
Can you think of life without technology today? No, it is indispensable for all of us, especially children. Some precautions must be taken, to control addiction, so it does not affect their adversely.
A very popular Indian recipe Palak-Paneer is nutrition combined with taste. It is a dieter's delight, since it is low in calorie and can be prepared with minimum oil. Read on tips to make it perfectly
Bodh Gaya is considered to be the most important Buddhist Pilgrimage. The pious, ancient Maha Bodhi temple, the Maha Bodhi tree is spread all around, covering a huge area. Explore the magical heritage.
How To Make Moong (Green Gram Sprouts ) and Kale Chane (Black Gram Sprouts):Easy Steps With Sprouts Recipes!
Who doesn't know about the health benefits of sprouts! Grow your own healthy and hygienic sprouts at home and include them in your daily diet. You can turn sprouts into yummy recipes, salads n soups
Do you always feel tired and fatigued? Get your blood examined. One of the causes for this may be Anaemia or Iron deficiency. Read on- for causes, symptoms and solutions to deal with Iron deficiency.
Some natural, safe home remedies for your child's common problems, as they cannot tell their problems, so the new mothers have to be vigilant and may try these safe and simple remedies as a first aid.
A traditional Indian sweet, enjoyed almost on every festival or celebration in India. Commonly called, 'Laddoo,' it can have many variations in ingredients. I have used Gram flour and Semolina here.
Cottage cheese or Paneer as it is called in India is a versatile milk product and can be used to prepare many exotic recipes. Here is a low calorie dessert idea, simple, quick, needs few ingredients.
Its great fun to host a birthday party for kids. But it needs prior planning, keeping in view the things children love and enjoy. The food, the fun activities, the decor, the gifts-need to be planned.
Are you the one who is always criticized in spite of your sincere efforts, at workplace? It is important to have peace of mind to increase output, in your job. Tips on how to have a balanced approach!
How To Deal With Low Self Esteem In Kids And Improve Self Confidence : Role Of Parents And Teachers!
How to help fight low self esteem, especially among children. Parents and teachers have special roles to achieve this. Counselling, sports, exercise and socializing are some of the ways to improve it.
Whenever something unfavorable happens, we blame destiny, Why me only? But it happens to others too. It is Your Self Belief and Inner Strength which helps you cope with the trials, challenges of Life.
A small girl taught an important lesson of life to me. Even if you have one house, one car, many dresses you want more! Why? Because there is no end to desires. Satisfaction is the key to happiness!