Do not shy away from expressing your gratitude, to the people who have made you, loved you unconditionally, helped you in anyway. Remember to say thanks each day, to the Mother Nature for its innumerable blessings of crops, trees etc., the abundance of Sunshine, and Moonlight, rivers and rain.
Italy has many eternally beautiful cities, with magnificent art and architecture worth seeing. The attraction of the most classic Western civilisation, has it’s foundation in the ancient country of Italy. Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan are some of the most visited places in the whole World.
Does this happen to you? Even when you are not writing, you are always thinking about writing. Every person you meet, or see along on your way, can be a possible character in your next story. You are a writer at heart, if a poem is being woven in your mind, when you are walking in the nearby park.
The first rain showers do something magical to the senses. People, Plants, animals, birds all look happy. With happiness in the heart, everyone seems to be smiling for no reason. This is the time of the year, when you feel like humming a song, not to please others, but because your heart is happy.
Sometimes I wish I could fly like a bird, or flow like the river, or blow like the wind. Because then no borders can stop me from seeing this beautiful World. Who made Borders anyway?
We often hear nutritionists, and healthcare professionals, advising us to include Antioxidants in our daily diet. Antioxidant are those nutrients, which protect our body tissues from wear and tear. They provide internal protection to our body cells and helps to rejuvenate them.
Life is full of infinite possibilities, when you are together with your loved ones, and content with something as simple as the morning cup of tea.
Staring at the sky fascinates me, anytime in the day, evening, or night. The many soothing colours forming in the sky, and it’s vastness inspires, and motivates to move forward, and keep going. They remind us of the unlimited possibilities, we have in our lives.
She fills your life with love, care, warmth, motivation, affection, blessings, hope and many more things, which only she can give. Love her, and respect her, today, and everyday.
Can we define love? Love is a feeling, difficult to define. It has many forms, Mother’s love, Father’s love, Sibling love, Grandparents love, love between husband/ wife, and the love for the Supreme.
How often in a single day, we take that seat, to relax, to ponder, to study? Can you imagine a World, with no chairs? Let’s thank the chair, for being there, to relax us physically as well as mentally
Flowers are the most beautiful creations of Mother Nature. Capturing their beauty in camera is not easy. You can't feel their tenderness, and their fragrance. But flower pictures are a visual delight.
Siblings are like branches of a tree. They may grow in opposite directions, but are united at the roots. If the roots are strong and firm to the ground, nothing can separate them, no matter where they
Text messages and emails are the order of the day for communication. But can they compare with earlier handwritten letters, when an envelope was opened gently with curiosity, emotions and a smile?
Want to get compliments for your radiant, youthful skin? As we age, our skin loses moisture. To maintain elasticity of the skin, it’s important to adopt skincare methods, facial massage and exercises
Life is about setting goals and achieving them. Complete your education by this age, find a job in time, get married by 30–. But If you can’t achieve your goals in the set standard time, then what?
Whenever you were surrounded by sorrows and pain, and could not share your sufferings with anyone, did you feel a gentle hand or an unseen power lift you up? Yes—he is kind, compassionate and can never, ever leave you alone. Because he is omnipresent and infinite. He always takes care of you.
Once the trust is broken, it is difficult to rebuild it. Why do I examine the gifted flowers to see if there are any hidden thorns? A poem about how to regather yourself if your trust is broken.
If you are an admirer of Indian art, you must be familiar with Madhubani paintings -the folk art practised on mud walls and floors. They are relevant even today due to their social awareness causes.
Nature has always inspired, and motivated me. Not only does it heal, both physically, and emotionally, but also it can soothe the disturbed mind, like nothing else can. The roaring waves of the Sea, do calm my mind.
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
Life is a journey, and we all have our share of ups and downs.Those who think positive, and hope for the best, always achieve Happiness. There shouldn't be any place for depression, over past failures. In fact, failures are our teachers, and great successes happen after great failures.
I met her after waiting for a long time. I was thrilled with joy and excitement, due to her presence. 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. These soft drinks are popular among women and children and suitable for weight watchers as well.
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 the winter season is about to end in India, and the spring season is all set to begin. This is the perfect month, for spreading brightness, and fragrance, that rejuvenates and fills you with positive thoughts.
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. Rather it is going on, with all the wisdom and experience, it has given to us.The new year is in fact, 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, forget and forgive, spread happiness. 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 the writing skills, to interact and learn, to get published and also make some money. The supportive Community is the back bone of HubPages .
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. Although they have been replaced by modern cooking ware, one feels nostalgic to use the traditional methods on special occasions.It involves certain basic ingredients which are a must have in every Indian kitchen.
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?
Reusing raw materials, reduces the possibility to be manufactured again. It reduces the need to dispose used materials, saves your money, and is good for our environment. Because you save some natural resources by recycling and repurposing, old, worn out and waste materials.
Elegant, delicate, colorful and decorative bangles are worn by women, as part of Indian culture and tradition. They look beautiful and are considered auspicious. Their sound wards off negative energy. They are worn for good luck and prosperity.
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.
This hub will sure 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.
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 nowadays, as compared to earlier. You can choose and book your tickets, sitting in the comfort of your home via Internet. GPS makes navigation easier, if you are visiting a place, for the first time.
Here comes Navratri festival of India. The men, and women are all set to welcome it, fully decorated in colorful, vibrant and traditional costumes. And the magic continues for nine nights, with non stop celebrations, worship, music and dance.
50th wedding anniversary or the golden jubilee of a marriage, is that special occasion, which calls for a grand celebration. The love, trust and togetherness of 50 glorious years of the couple, must be recognised, and celebrated, with participation by all the close family members and friends.
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 which enables a person to focus on a particular thought, while eliminating every other thing from 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 every day. It’s important to watch what we are eating. Including healthy Oats in our diet, may be the first step towards a healthy Heart. Try Oats recipes for breakfast.
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.
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!
The challenging times of today, requires our children to develop into holistic, well rounded personalities. It’s important to choose your child's school wisely, for his/ her overall mental, physical, emotional, social, spiritual and psychological growth.
One of the most exquisite examples of Indian Art and Architecture, can be found in the caves of Ellora and Ajanta. Magnificent paintings, sculptures inside the walls of the caves leaves 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 and unusual ideas, which have worked for some to get over their unpleasant past memories.
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.
Every morning, I sit down to pray, but cannot concentrate. I feel guilty and ask for forgiveness to God, with a promise, that I will concentrate, from now onwards. He is smiling, he always does. But then, the thought comes to my mind, as to 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 ripe mangoes is the best thing in Indian summers. Loaded with valuable nutrients, it has religious significance as well. Creating yummy recipes with raw and ripe mangoes is fun.
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 his 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
Healthy Hair enhances the personality of a person, besides making him/her self confidant. Please read on for an ancient Ayurvedic and herbal mixture to clean your hair and make them healthy again!
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 the best friends and companions, we do find, Sibling Rivalry in some families. The most saddened by this, are the parents only. Can the Parents be blamed? If yes, can they handle this? Here are some tips for parents, to handle the sibling rivalry.
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, and allergies, especially during change of seasons? Children in general are fussy eaters. What are the specific 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.
This grilled chicken recipe is my family’s favourite. It requires very few ingredients, and it's healthy and nutritious, too. Easy to make at home, it is ideal for people on diet, since it does not require butter or oil.
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 whole atmosphere is full of loads of positive energy, celebrations, and the decorations are 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 the students. Every child deserves, to have a caring adult in his/ her life. And that's not always necessarily a parent. Often times it’s the 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-
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. Because it’s safe, can be practiced at any age and without getting exhausted. Learn to perform it correctly, to get the maximum benefits.
Rangoli is a traditional folk art of India. Colourful, vibrant, creative, full of life, they represent the true spirit of India. They are drawn on auspicious occasions, such as weddings and festivals for good luck and 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-
Busy parents and lonely children is the reality of today's society. Loneliness among the children is on the rise in today’s society. But it’s a necessity, for both the parents to earn, to manage a decent living. How to find a balance so that the children are also given attention, and not...
Holidays and Vacations are an ideal time to make children Learn with Fun. Their immense energy can be channelised into creative and constructive activities. This helps them to recharge, rejuvenate, relax and also strengthen their academics, physical and emotional health, by means of playful methods.
Do you have a tendency to overindulge? Have you been feeling sluggish, bloated, sleep deprived or have difficulty in losing weight? You might need a Detox Diet Plan. It can help you to manage your weight as well.
Wearing Gold is an ancient tradition in India. It’s considered auspicious to pass it on, from one generation to the next and to take care of this precious yellow metal, so that it never loses its shine and sparkle. Gold is not only an expensive metal, but it has sentimental value as well.
Are you planning a travel along with family? Some essential things to keep in mind before setting off, to avoid inconvenience at a new place. Remember to take travel insurance, medicines, and maps.
Have you ever tried making your own cottage cheese? Here are some simple steps to make fresh Paneer (another name for cottage cheese) at home itself; Pure, fresh, and 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?
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? Do they 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/ business.
Can we think of life without technology today? It has become indispensable, especially for children. Some precautions must be taken, to control addiction, so that it doesn't affect them adversely.
Indian recipe Palak-Paneer has nutrition combined with taste. It’s a dieter's delight, since it’s low in calorie, and can be prepared with minimum oil. Opt for home made paneer and fresh spinach.
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.
Do you know about the health benefits of sprouts? Grow healthy and hygienic sprouts yourself, at home, and include them in your daily diet. It’s easy, and you can use the healthy sprouts in yummy salads, soups, and many more delicious recipes.
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.
Laddoo is a traditional Indian sweet that is enjoyed during nearly every festival, wedding, or celebration in India. There can be many variations in the ingredients. Learn how to make your own laddoos.
Cottage cheese(Paneer) is a versatile milk product and can be used to prepare many exotic recipes. Here is a low-calorie dessert recipe, easy, quick, and 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's important to have peace of mind to increase efficiency and output. Follow the tips to restrengthen yourself
How to help fight low self esteem, especially among children. Parents and teachers have special roles to achieve this. Counseling, sports, exercises , socialising are some of the ways to improve this.
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. We often see that, even if we have one house, one car, many dresses, a luxurious life, still we want more. Why? Because, there is no end to desires. Satisfaction is the key to happiness.