A style is never defined by the size and shape of a human figure. It is, in fact, the true liberal form of expression that tells a lot about your mood and personality. So, if someone is telling you to reduce kilos from your weight so that you can fit into some dress or in the name of fashion just avoid it like any other ramble and it would be best if you could serve them with a befitting reply.
This blog is dedicated to all girls who love to create their own style instead of copying, and love to embrace fashion that accentuates their curves. We want to suggest you styles that focus positive attention on your figure instead of overshadowing your body frame.
You might be under impression that oversized fitting is the only outfit option curvy people have, but it is not the case at all. In fact, the first step towards positive styling is discarding the wrong fit clothing, accessories, and footwear. Be more cautious about the fabric you choose, it should be comfortable enough. Scan your wardrobe and keep only specific clothing outfits in the oversize tone like t-shirts and shirts. Even for these clothing pieces, don’t go beyond +1 to your existing size.
Add waist belts to your ensemble – ones which are broader. You can experiment with the color, print, and design according to your present wardrobe. It will complement the curves around the waist instead of adding a shabby look which in general loose clothing does. So ultimately, it will make you look slender.
Make lines in vertical your best pal. Such design pattern adds an illusion of height to your frame and makes your body look more toned. Apart from lines and verticals, you can go for mild color-based patterns.
If you are shorter in height, then close round neck and closed collar necks are a big no-no. Instead, go for deep v necks, and if you are kind of can’t-live-without-round neck- person, then you can go for deep scoop neck. V lines are best known to add height and accentuate the slender neck look to your style.
For those who love ethnic styles, straight cut is your mantra to follow. Suits, Kurtas or ethnic jackets – all should be in the straight cut. As talked above, go for diagonal and color block patterns and choose v neckline over the traditional round neck types.
Have you ever wondered why we drink water? Yes, it is best used to quench the thirst, it balances the water element of the body and helps us survive. But what about other elaborate reasons and uses it has – like as a detoxifying and weight loss agent. Haven’t heard about it before? This blog is surely going to help you with that.
Infused Waters are the latest trend in health and diet industry. Every social and other media platform is swarmed by the benefits these detox drinks are offering. Infused waters are refreshing in looks and taste as well. There are no preservatives, added chemicals or anything that could be termed as ‘junkie’ in the food category.
H2O is a known benefited from the gastrointestinal system, as it flushes out toxins along with all other compounds/substances that may turn down the metabolic activities resulting in nausea, fatigue and of course, weak immune. When water is combined with the fresh cut of fruits and green herbs, the drink has reinforced the ability to score zero calories, to pump in the refreshed flow of energy and to aid in weight loss.
Try your hands –
There are as many variants of this wonder drink, but we will give you a hint of two or more. Just put all ingredients in a mason jar and leave them overnight–
Apple, a pinch of Cinnamon, a pinch of Himalayan/rock salt + Water
Sliced lemons, a piece of Ginger, Handful of fresh basil leaves + Water
Cucumber and Watermelon pieces, Mint leaves + Water
Monsoon around the corner and risk of infection, fever among other Immune-deficient diseases is sailing high. Don’t leave it up to doctors’ prescribed medicine, we can suggest some immunity boosters which are easy to locate and will help you brace against season borne diseases –
Switch to the organic or green versions of tea –
Green Tea is not just a part of healthy weight loss regimen but is also known as the immune booster. There are a variety of herbal blends available on the market – jasmine, chamomile, honey, lemon grass and much more. Especially chamomile green tea, this flavor full refreshing variant is filled with antioxidants which are a stress buster and fuels up the immune system. So if you are struggling with exertion and body ache, this tea can do wonders by calming your nerves.
Get your fill of Vitamin D
In general, we focus more on calcium, iron supplements or to complete the whole grounds, we take in a multivitamin. Vitamin D especially is that one essential component that absorbs other important nutrients like calcium, magnesium, phosphate, and zinc among others. So if you take enough dosage of vitamin D (on doctor consultation) then you can also beat the risks of immune prone diseases like arthritis, cancer, and others. For an organic substitute, indulge in mushroom or egg yolk.
Garlic – the savior
It has gastronomical benefits, good for the heart, blood and of course, immunity. A garlic clove a day, will keep blood pressure under control and have we mentioned it is really good for digestive system?
Sweat, rest and eat in control
Yes, this is the golden 3-word mantra. It is important that you keep your body muscles active, ensure the proper circulation of blood and lots of oxygen intake. It will keep you active and will also boost your immune system. If not a gym person, you can practice yoga or stretching at home. Fresh morning walk is always recommended. Now if you are sweating and stretching, it is also your responsibility to give your body a rest. Take power naps and full 7-hour sleep. Last, eat healthy, and non-greasy food. If your hunger is satisfied, do not over indulge in any food. It will also help you in keeping cholesterol levels under check.
Remember there was a time when Nokia ruled the mobile market? The time was bright and none of us could have enough of those mighty handsets packed with undying battery life and that of 2D snake game. But as they say, time flies when you are bright and shining. The smartphones soon took over and brands like Xiaomi, One Plus, Motorola, Oppo, and Vivo have taken over the mobile market by storm.
It is the high time for Nokia, as the brand is alive among people as an old flashback. However, the brand does has a range of windows smartphones to compete in the smartphone market, but clearly, it is not even close to being enough.
The big news is, Nokia is soon coming out with 3 Android smartphones to play along its symphony of ‘Connecting People’. Yes, the Android smartphones – Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are launched and will soon join the market for earnings. The phones will soon be available for pre-booking on leading e-commerce websites.
These smartphones are equipped with all latest specs. Talking about Nokia 6, the Android phone has 5.5 full HD screen, smart audio amplifier decked up with Dolby sounds to give an immersive sound experience through dual speakers. The phone ensures a smooth sailing performance with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor. The cost will be Rs. 14,999.
Second, comes Nokia 5, with smaller 5.2 inch IPS HD display and Corning Gorilla glass costing at Rs. 12,899. The third entrant in the Android market is Nokia 3 which has the smallest screen size of 5 inches, promises better low light visibility and will cost Rs. 9,499.
X-box Play stations, snapchat, McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut and YouTube – that’s what childhood is about today. But for 90’s kid, childhood was filled with flavors of joy that came packed in colorful wrappers, the taste of classic chocolate filled biscuits, tattoos that came wrapped around chewing gums and shaktiman we loved to watch on Doordarshan. Let’s revisit the old lanes of our childhood through these pictures –
The Tube filled with Ice-Candy
These came in different colors of red, yellow, cola for just Rs. 2. When children today love their fill of ice krushers (which costs Rs. 100 or plus), don’t you miss those small ice candy tubes?
Pack of tiny chatpati digestive balls
Yes, these were good for digestion but more than that, we loved the chatpatapan of the candies. The baby elephant reminds of the notorious games we played. It was not the candy but minutes of laughter and happiness that we purchased in Re. 1.
The Childhood swag of holding sweet cigarettes
Who owned this special mickey-Donald wonders edition of Cadbury pack?
Remember the big bubble balloon games we played with our friends in recess?
Our Dadi and Nani always used desi ghee to prepare lip smacking food and sweet dishes. From food to home remedies for various health problems like cold, fever or body ache, ghee was used as an active ingredient.
Times changed and our so called ‘healthy diet’ no more allows us to indulge in ghee-rich food. Just to remind you the health benefits of ghee and how introducing it to everyday cooking, you can actually welcome some healthy benefits. Let’s take a look –
Better than noxious cooking oil
Normal vegetable oils are not fit for health
It may sound surprising, but the regular vegetable oils are not fit for health. These are loaded with Trans Fats and if cooked on high flame, generate the higher amount of harmful compounds. Desi Ghee neither matches the levels of Trans Fat of these oils nor quantity of harmful compounds produced when normal cooking oil is heated to the higher temperature.
Higher Smoke Point
Desi Ghee has high smoking Point
As mentioned above, ghee doesn’t produce the levels of toxic compounds which a cooking oil does. Desi ghee is the most suitable for cooking at high temperature because it has a high smoking point and hence will not burn.
Good for Digestion
Ghee is the best for Digestive System
Yes, you heard it right – good for gut health, reduces soreness and triggers the digestion process- thanks to short-chain saturated fats. Also, it has the larger amount of unsaturated fatty acid – that means quick fat loss!
They taste great, are easy in the pocket, the best source of protein, versatile and are delicious (have I mentioned it twice??). There can be no better reason other than these that can explain our love for eggs. The best go-to food, you can prepare lip smacking egg food within minutes. You can have them best in breakfast, for they are the energy boosters and will give you the fill for a long day ahead.
We have compiled 2 easy and quick delicious egg recipes which you can try at any hour of the day- as a breakfast, midday snack, and low-calorie lunch or in dinner:
Ingredients: 2 Eggs, onions, ginger & garlic paste, chilies, tomatoes, coriander, salt, butter, garam masala, turmeric powder and olive oil.
Whisk 2 eggs with a pinch of salt in a bowl. In a non-stick pan, melt some butter. Pour whisked eggs into the pan and prepare the omelet. Keep it aside. Now for curry, heat 2 tsp of olive oil in the same non-stick pan. Add onion (finely chopped) and once it turns light golden in color, add ginger-garlic paste.
Add chopped green chilies, turmeric powder and stir for 2 minutes at medium flame. Add tomato paste and half cup water. Turn the flame from medium to slow and cook the content for 3-4 minutes. Once the gravy turns thick, add remaining species according to taste.
Take a serving dish, place the omelet pieces, and pour curry on the top. Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander on the top.
Mumbai Style Egg Bhurji
Ingredients: 4 eggs, 2 onion (finely chopped), 2 tomatoes (finely chopped), green chilies, 1 capsicum (chopped), ginger, (finely chopped), 1/2 cup coriander leaves, 3 to 4 curry leaves, Olive oil, 1 tsp jeera, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder, Pav bhaji masala (as per taste), Pinch of asafetida (Hing), Salt as per taste, butter (optional).
Whisk the eggs using a fork in a bowl and keep it aside. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a nonstick pan, add hing, curry leaves and let it spatter. Sauté finely chopped onions and ginger till they turn light golden in color. Now add green chilies, small diced tomatoes, capsicum and cook for 4 minutes. Add remaining spices to the mix according to taste and pour a half cup (or less) water. Cook it on medium to slow flame for another 3 minutes. Add whisked eggs to the pan, mix all the ingredients together slowly. Once the eggs look well cooked, then you can turn the flame off. Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander and chat masala (optional).