Friday, 10 August 2018

Nasal Congestions

Hello! Friends, 

Today I am going share the details of nasal congestion in babies. It is very difficult state of baby’s health. And as parent it is very hard to see the baby suffering.


What is Nasal congestion and its effect?
Nasal congestion means stuffy nose. It happens when the tissues inside the nose swell or produces mucus.  A newborn with a stuffy nose may snort when breathing and sound snuffly.  If the baby has a stuffy nose they may breathe through their mouth, which make harder for them to feed. Due to which it remains hungry. One cause leads to another and baby becomes cranky and disturbed. Baby cannot sleep peacefully and hence get deprived of sleep and feel drowsy. The most worst part is baby doesn’t understand and doesn’t know to blow the nose to clear the discomfort.

What are the causes?
There are several causes of nasal congestion. Such as dry air, irritation due to dust, cigarette smoke, perfumes or even a little bit of milk and viral illnesses like cold or flu.

What are the treatment?
There several ways to handle this situation. First moisten baby's nose. Then use a wet cotton soaked in warm water and carefuy clean up the mucus. Run a humidifier or cool-mist vaporizer near your baby's crib. Nasal suction bulb also helps to clear mucus from the nose. 

My Experience
As mother, I had a tough time when my baby suffered from this nasal congestion specially in winter and rainy seasons. As new mother it was very difficult to understand what exactly baby's discomfort. Tried 'N' numbers of home remedies and above mentioned treatments. But my baby was comfortable when my pediatrician suggested to use Nasivion nasal drops. These drops showed good effect and relieved my baby. My daughter was really restless due to stuff nose but when I sprayed the Navision nasal drops she was relaxed, fed milk to kill her hunger and slept in peace for continuous six hours. That was such a relief for me. From that point of time this drops are always with me wherever I go. Happy baby Happy mother, infact #happynosehappymom.

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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

DIY - Easy Ways To Reuse Plastic Bottles at Home.

Hello! Friends,

Some days back I had written a post on Plastics Ban Awareness, where I had mentioned that we should stop or reuse or reduce the use of plastic and save our environment and our earth. Approximately 100 million plastic bottles are used and discarded every day, with 80% of them simply becoming non-biodegradable litter.  If we wish to minimize waste, we can save money also. In this post I will display some ideas of how I reuse plastic bottles at my home. All the ideas given below can become a master piece with your own unique idea of decoration or a twist. These ideas are very simple and easy to understand and are useful too.

1. Reuse of Plastic Bottles as containers.

Reuse plastic bottles and make containers for snack storage. They make incredibly easy to store items. This can also be a airtight storage. Recycled bottles can also be used to store sugar, salt and similar products.

2. Reuse of Plastic Bottle as a toy.

Schools also teaches kids to reuse waste items. This toy Spiderman car cum aircraft made from cold drink bottle. Project can be completed in a variety of ways, so use your creativity to paint, stick and glue different elements to the outside of the bottle.


3. Reuse of Plastic Bottle as a Bag/Organizer.

A large water bottle can be turned into a bag. These can be a great way to organize small toys or drawer with small items or cosmetics etc. A perfect organizer

4. Reuse of Plastic Bottle as a fancy bowls.

We always want new and beautiful tableware. Reuse plastic bottles into unbreakable snack or candy bowls for a party. Use your creativity and make them in different size and colourful.

5. Reuse of Plastic Bottle as a sealer.

After opening a bag powdered sugar, chocolate chips, rice, snacks etc. And looking for a rubber band, twist tie, knot etc to close them. Instead I really use cool solution for sealing bags air tight with a plastic Bottle.

Friends do try these ideas with a special personalized touch. Also mention the twist you would like to add in the comment box below.

This post is a part of #Reuseblogtrain hosted by Papri and Yogita and sponsored by Aroma Essentials. Read and engage on some really useful #reuse #recycle #reduce posts by 15 amazing bloggers. The bloggers would receive a customized product from the brand!


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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Snow Kingdom - The Coolest Place

Shiver with Joy!!!

Tired of stuffy humidity, high temperatures, and pollution? Then take a break from the routine and escape the Mumbai city to the miniature snowy landscapes of Switzerland!


Snow Kingdom is one of Asia’s finest and Mumbai's largest full-fledged indoor snow theme park. As part of the attractions in R City Mall, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai.



Experience winter at -8°C in 9,000 sq.ft. of snow area with exciting snow rides and the space to experience winter in a real way. Play in hygienic snow with tobogganing, incredible photo-ops, and rock climbing. Dance in 9,000 square feet of snow. Inside the theme park, there are replicas of seals, penguins, and snow deer. There’s plenty for adults, teens, and kids to do – from sleds and slides to scaling Snow Mountain – to a full-fledged snowball fight! There’s also a cafe that serves short-eats and traditional South Indian coffee. The park provides sterilised, cold weather clothing to allow visitors to cope with the sub-zero temperature inside. The snow is made by  reverse osmosis of water. The prevailing temperature inside the theme park is−8°C (18 °F).


Choose a side!
What's the joy in snow if there are no snowball fights?! In our spacious facility, you have the space to launch full-fledged snowball wars with your friends and family! The gloves we provide ensure your safety – as does the soft, clean snow.

Snow is in the air!
Each snowflake is unique, they say. Well, now you can find out! At Snow Kingdom, experience soft, white, fresh, clean snow. Enjoy the authentic experience of winter. 

Sleds and slides!
Enjoy the cold rush of wind as you fly down the slope in your snow sleds and toboggans!

Adventure beckons!
Want to know how it feels when you're scaling the Himalayas? Well, prepare for your mountaineering expedition by climbing our majestic Snow Mountain! With every safety measure in place, climb the rocky cliffs to wherever your imagination takes you!

Get your groove on!
Tired of the 'typical' snow attractions? Time to get your groove on! Dance with your friends to lively numbers belted out by our resident DJ, under sparkling disco lights. Everything looks more magical in the snow!


Say cheese!
Penguins. Seals. Igloos. Polar bears. Snowmen. Not to mention a rustic log hut! These props and sets make for perfect photographs. Instantly! Pose with these typical polar motifs to add an authentic twist to your snowy expedition!
ur snowy expedition!



Points to note:
Snow park entry for 45 minutes
Sterilised winter gear (socks, shoes, jerkins, and gloves) on returnable basis.
Monday - Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm
The venue does not encourage entry for children below 2 years of age.

Snow Kingdom is a must-visit attraction for the whole family. Snow Kingdom is a promising brand for fun and entertainment offering plenty of fun for adults, teens and kids, and great opportunities to plan team-building exercises.



Monday, 23 July 2018

Click Art Museum - Rcity - Mumbai


CLICK ART MUSEUM is a place with big pictures of optical illusions that will fill one’s head with Idyllic creations. It will make the participant’s to find themselves transformed into another world, A world of trick art!

It will also be India’s first of its kind 3D interactive “Trick Art” museum! Trick Art is also known as “Optical Art” or “3D art” which are mostly two-dimensional images that give the illusion of the third dimension inviting participatory actions from a visitor and is painted with clever angles for taking photographs. 















About
Click Art Museum is conceptualized and created by Ap. Shreethar who hails from ramnad dist. Shreethar is an artist, an enthusiastic explorer and an avid adventurer who does not believe in sticking to a safe success formula but dares to delight in treading the path never taken. He has excelled in various styles and media. He has been a pioneer in bringing giclee paintings, a form of digital art to India and has mastered the medium.

He has the distinction of having conducted 62 shows of his painting including countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. His path-breaking ideas and innovative techniques have fetched him awards and recognition from far and wide. The artist’s collections are housed in leading galleries in India and abroad. His art lives in the homes of many of India’s best loved celebrities ranging from Padmashri Dr.Kamal Hassan to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to actor Amithabh Bachan and major corporates.

Reaching For Newer Horizons
Ap. Shreethar is not content to rest on his laurels and pushes forward to newer horizons with his characteristic vigour and enthusiasm. Watch out for his dream Projects that will feature his new innovations in art. A quest that never ends.

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Monday, 25 June 2018

Plastic Ban Awareness

Hello! Friends,

Plastic Ban is very important step to save our earth and the enviornment. It is going to be very difficult to go with plastic specially bags. But still please follow the rules by levied by the government. The penalty levied is too high for a common person. Infact try not to use plastic in any form as it is not good for our health too. Lets #GoGreen say #NoPlastic agree #PlasticBan and save our earth for the forthcoming generation.


Announcement And Implementation.

The Maharashtra government had announced Plastic Ban on 23rd March, 2018. The implementation started from 23rd June, 2018. The Maharashtra government had also banned the manufacture, usage, transport, distribution, wholesale and retail sale and storage, and import of plastic bags. 

Other states in India with Plastic Ban. 

Maharashtra, Bengaluru, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan has imposed the plastic ban.

11 states that have partial bans on the use of plastic bags on the grounds of religious, historical or natural importance, or during the pilgrimage season — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.


Plastic Products covered under the Ban
  • Plastic bags.
  • Disposable plastic items like spoons, forks,   cups, glasses, containers.
  • Disposable thermocol items like plates,          glasses, bowls, and containers.
  • Non-woven polypropylene bags.
  • Plastic pouches for storing liquid.
  • Plastic wrap used for packaging or storing    products.
  • Plastic packaging for food items.
  • Plastic and thermocol decorations.
Plastic Products exempted from the Ban
  • Plastic bags or plastic used for packaging of medicines.
  • Compostable plastic bags or material used for plant nurseries, horticulture, agriculture, handling of solid waste.
  • Plastic and plastic bags for export purpose only, in the Special Economic Zone and export-oriented units.
  • The plastic used for handling of solid waste (for example garbage used at homes).
  • Plastic cover or plastic to wrap material used at the manufacturing stage or is an integral part of manufacturing.
  • Food grade virgin plastic bags not less than 50-micron thickness used for packaging of milk.
Milk Bags and Water Bottles

Plastic milk pouches will have to be more than 50 microns thick and should be recyclable. The price for buyback should be clearly printed.  Empty milk bags will be saled back to the seller in return for which he will pay you Rs 0.50.

All PET bottle will have buyback depository mechanism with a predefined buyback price printed specifically on each bottle. Consumers will have to pay Rs 1 and Rs 2 extra above the MRP for buying PET bottles of 500 ml and 1 litre respectively. Plastic bottles with a capacity of less than half a litre have been banned completely.

Penalty for Violation of Ban.

Fine for violating the ban will be Rs 5,000 for the first offence, Rs 10,000 for the second and Rs 25,000 for the third offence or a three-month jail term or both. Manufacturers, on the other hand, stand to lose their license.

Why should we ban plastic?
  • Plastic pollute our land and water.
  • Plastic never break down hence cannot be recycled.
  • Plastic is harmful to wildlife, marine life and also human health. 
  • Plastic consume lot of energy in it's production. Plastic is highly flammable.
  • Plastic usage is causing obstruction in the river-drain.
  • Better alternatives are available for Plastic.
Do comment any question or idea or option regarding #PlasticBan.

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  2. Aishwarya Srinivas
  3. Mayuri
  4. Snigdha
  5. Sinduja

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Jain Divine

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to go a little off beat and write about my way or path to reach the almighty God. I am born in a Jain family and I follow Jainism as my holi path. Just going to give you a glance of my divine....

Art credit : My Daughter Rajvi Gautam Shah

What is Jainism?

Jainism is an ancient religion from India promoting non-violence, for all beings in the universe. Basically, it’s a constant attempt for the soul onward to reach an apex of spirituality. Motto of Jainism is "Jeevdaya" 

Strong Beliefs / spirituality of Jainism.

  1. Every living creature has a soul; every soul can potentially become divine;
  2. Every being should be treated with equal respect, this means hurting no one. 
  3. Each soul is born human, sub-human, hellish, or celestial, based on Karma. Each being is the creator of his or her life.
  4. Jainism focuses a lot on mastering ones senses, removing ones negative and unenlightening ones thought, known as repairing Karmas. 
Jainism practices maintain ones health through diet, being Vegetarian is a must which also includes no eating roots ie vegetables part that grow underground. 

On a daily basis, a typical Jain worship is a universal prayer, “Navkar Mantra” which includes the reminder of their path to attain the Moksha ie the ultimate liberation. Of all mantras Navkar mantra is the first and foremost one.


The Navkar Mantra is as follows:

Namo Arihantânam 
(I bow to the Arihantâs (Jain God)).

Namo Siddhânam 
(I bow to the Siddhâs (Liberated Souls)).

Namo Âyariyânam 
(I bow to the Âchâryas (Spiritual Leaders)).

Namo Uvajjhâyanam 
(I bow to the Upadhyâya (Teachers)).

Namo Loe Savva Sahûnam 
(I bow to all the Sadhûs (Saints)).

Eso Panch Namokkaro, 
Savva Pâvappanâsano 
Mangalanam Cha Savvesim, 
Padhamam Havai Mangalam 
(This five bow destroys all sins and obstacles).

The Navkär Mantra contains the main message of Jainism which is very clear. If we stay on the right path then we will proceed to a higher state and ultimately (Siddha) liberation from the cycle of birth and death. The goal of every Jain is to become a siddha. This Navkar Mantra is always in the mind, lips and soul of a Jain.


One more important thing for a Jain is to visit at least once to The Shatrunjay Mahatirth, Palitana temple which is considered the most sacred pilgrimage place by the Jain community.


Steps – 3364 * Height - 2000 ft…7.5 mile 


Pratima– 27007 * Jinmandir - 3507 
Pagla -1500 

Countless saints and great souls have attained the supreme liberation. Every particle (kankar) of the soil of this pilgrimage is in itself a holiest temple. Besmearing the forehead with this soil is the basic process of destroying the sins of birth-death cycle. It is said that Jain God also has besmeared their head with this Palitana soil. Not only souls but even god were blessed with getting chance of this pilgrimage. "It is said and is confirmed that whichever soul has a chance to besmear his/her forehead with this soil will definitely attain liberation very soon."

Jainism is very deep and whatever is mentioned in it is slowly slowly being proved scientifically nowdays. Such as drinking boiled water, eating before sunset and after sunrise, roots have lots of micro organism......

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Head to the other #Jamss2018 members’ blogs to read their entry for week 4
  1. Jigna Gautam Shah
  2. Aishwarya Srinivas
  3. Mayuri
  4. Snigdha
  5. Sinduja

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Monday, 18 June 2018

World Yoga Day - On Track To Good Health

3 Best Yoga Asanas to reduce belly fat 

Yoga is a art full of discipline for both spiritual and physical state. Yoga is a breathing techniques with meditation and exercise. Yoga benefits health and Happiness. Yoga postures are called Asanas. Yoga is originated and beneficial since Ancient India.


After two kids also I have maintained my body very well except the stubborn belly fat which really irritates. So to get the belly in shape I have started yoga. I love three Asanas. I usually practice these Asana ten times each in the morning. These yoga consumes energy by breaking down the fat from the belly area hence reducing belly fat. It has really helped me not just to tone my belly fat but also in many health issues.

Here are my favourite three Asanas to reduce the belly fat:

1. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)



How to perform
Lie down on your belly with legs stretched. Place the palms underneath the shoulder. Chin on the floor and toes touching the floor. Then, inhale slowly and raise your chest up bending backwards as much as possible. Body looks like a cobra with the head raised. Hold the cobra pose for 15–30 secs. Then exhale slowly and bring your entire body back to original position and relax for 15 secs. Repeat this for at least 5 times.

Benefits
Cobra pose is a posture to reduce belly pooch and strengthen the abdominal muscles. This pose will strengthen the back, spine and entire upper body. It also makes the spine flexible.


2. Pavanamukthasana (Wind-Relieving Pose)



How to perform
Lie down with the face upwards with arms either side of your body and feet stretched out, heels touching each other. Exhale and bend your knees gradually bring toward your chest, with thighs applying pressure on the abdomen. Hold the knees properly in place by clasping your hands around the thighs. Then inhale and lift your head allowing your chin to touch your knees. Hold the position for 60 secs. Again exhale and release your knees, bring your hands to either side of your body, palms facing the ground and relax for 15 secs. Repeat this for at least 5 times.

Benefits
Wind-Relieving pose tones the muscles of abdomen, thighs and hips. This  pose massages the colon, regulates acid levels in the stomach, cures constipation, improves metabolism and relieves lower back pain.

3. Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend)



How to perform
Stand with your hands on either side of the body while your feet rest together, with the heels touching each other. Inhale and lift your hand upwards. Exhale and bend forward such that your body is parallel to the floor. Touch the floor, with palms straight on the floor, and without bending your knees. Hold your breath, tuck your tummy in, and hold the position for 60 secs. Exhale, leave your toes, lift your body to normal position and relax for 15secs. Repeat this for at least 5 times.

Benefits
Standing forward bend completely compresses the  abdomen while bending forward, which leads to burning of fat hence tones the tummy. Improves digestion, Strengthens the wrist joints. Relieves mental and physical exhaustion.

If you are really irritated of your belly fat then only practice these three asanas. It will definitely give you a toned belly.

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