Let us Win Over Thyroid Disorder!

By | Bea-you-tiful | No Comments

 

Those Falling Strands of Hair, that rising level of weight, fatigue, tiredness, mood swings, Unusual stress imbalance…..How often do we consider these symptoms as a matter of Serious Concern!

These could be signs of Thyroid disorder!

Thyroid Disorder:
As the definition says “Any dysfunction of the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck (thyroid) is thyroid disorder.”That Sounds Simple : But is that So?

Certainly Not! It is much beyond. We wish that Things or the Conditions were that Simple as it sounds but it certainly does not (sigh) . We all might have come across at-least one or heard about someone in our Family, Neighbourhood or at Work Place having the thyroid disorder(My mom suffers from Thyroid disorder as well)

I am sure We all have heard about it and the associated common symptoms, in terms of Gaining Weight, Hair-loss, Fatigue, stress to name a few! But Do we know enough about it?

How do I know its time for a test?
Like mentioned above, thyroid disorder could have a series of symptoms to it, the most common one being thyroweight. Do we know Thyroweight is weight gain and tiredness experienced in thyroid disorder. The other symptoms associated with it would be hair fall, fatigue, dry skin and constipation. When one experiences more than on of these symptoms , its time for a test!

How do I Diagnose it?
A Simple Blood Test of TSH can help diagnose Thyroid disorder

For More Information : Please visit here http://thyroidindia.com/thyroweight/

Amazing interactive session with the Expert Shehla Shaikh, where we all bloggers had had multiple questions in mind with regards to Thyroid and which was very efficiently handled and answered by Doctor Shehla Shaikh

Okay, lets know some interesting facts on Thyroid disorder :

  • Thyroid disorder is one of the most common endocrine disorders worldwide.
  • Hypothyroidism is a common but underdiagnosed disorder because of its generic symptoms
  • Untreated hypothyroidism may lead to serious cardiovascular and neurological

Why is it so neglected?

The Immense urge to lead, to move ahead of times , to Establish a Supremacy, to Outgrow ourselves , to Live a Life which is a Dream of Many! -We all thrive for such lives . Isn’t it ? Well , We all are busy running a Virtual Rat Race in Multiple ways : especially we women thrive to be the best mother, best employee, best boss, best daughter . We constantly want to over perform.

Our Main Purpose in Life is to breathe, however chasing the Run of Our Life has turned us Breathless!

In the constant race of being the best, do we realize our health has taken a back seat? We often fall during the race, we keep ignoring the signals the body emits at regular intervals which calls for a health check up. All we do is attribute these symptoms to other factors like ageing and lifestyle and keep pushing ourselves in the race and only seldom take care of ourselves.

Lovely session with Juhi Chawla

After that Brain storming session with the Doctor, the Event pleasantly surprised us with the Beautiful Guest of Honor, My Favorite Diva of the 90’s Juhi Chawla! the fact that she suports Thyroid awareness certainly showcases her Most Loving Side of Human Spirit 🙂 Her words touched every-one there in the hall with a simple fact that her Father in law and her husband Jay Mehta both suffer from Thyroid disorder. She also added that her Hair-Stylist also Suffers from Thyroid disorder and with a Simple Pill they are living their life to the Fullest!

The session touched its greatest height after meeting some Real Life Heroes! One Amongst them was Our Very Own Geeta Shridhar.

They shared their Inspirational Stories on how did they took their best foot forward to live their Lives to their fullest with the disorder! Accompanying Geeta was Varsha who is a stand up comedian and has battled the disorder successfully. Their liveliness in sharing their stories was a true inspiration for all.

Life will smile when you..
Dont take life too seriously- go in for walks, enjoy the moment, stay healthy with your Family and friends. Life is much happier when lived with simplicity!
Go in for health check ups periodically, seek Medical help when your body signals an alarm, even if its a small weight gain or tiredness or hair loss.

Cherish every moment!

Cheers!

Disclaimer: I had attended a discussion on thyroid awareness facilitated by Abbott India Limited. Any opinion expressed in this blog is my personal opinion and not the opinion of Abbott India Limited. Abbott India Limited does not assume any liability for the content of the blog. The blog post is not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment for people having thyroid problems. Any reader of this blog suffering from thyroid problems should specifically consult his/her doctor for the same and follow the suggested course of treatment

 

Heritage Walk of Ahmedabad in Pics!

By | Wanderlust | One Comment

I have been missing in Action here and many people have actually messaged about it asking it! Slowly and Steadily Blogging is become a part of me.

January had been a Gr8 month in terms of Travel, my long pending dream visit to the Heritage City of Ahmedabad did come true ❤️ The Only Reason for me to Visit the Heritage City of Ahmedabad was the ; Walking the Heritage Site!

So here’s Sharing the first post on Ahmedabad and it has to the “Heritage walk of Ahmedabad” The Heritage Walk of Ahmedabad starts from : The Vintage Swami Narayan Temple ( Kalupur) till the Jama Mosque (3 Darwaza)

Heritage walk of Ahmedabad

the Facades of the Swaminarayan Temple and the Enterance

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As soon as you Enter the Gate, you step in the World of Vibes which takes you back to Vintage Old Ahmedabad!

There is Beauty scattered all across!

After stalking the Temple time to move out and play Hide n Seek with the Sunshine beneath the Different Pols (old housing society)

As they say Journey has to Good! the way which connects the Different Pols!

The Heritage Walk passes through many many Temples 🤲

Chabotaro : is said to be the Bird Feeder! You step on the ladder, with grains and feed the Birds.

As you move you find all things Pretty and actually wish if you can stop the Time for some time!

The Floral Design suggest the Indo-Islamic Confluence!

The Dragon symbolises the Chinese Influence!

One more from the Indo-Islamic Era!

The Route of the Heritage Walk passes through 2 Jain Temples Of which 1 Temple does not support Photography and Luckily One Does 🙂

The Beautiful Curved Temples!

It is difficult not to fall in Love with sights like these.

With every step, you are bound to fall for the Beautiful frames here and there, everywhere ❤️

The Facades, the Balconies and the View from there!

The Abandoned!

Raw Beauty of Being Aborted!

With the increase in the moving steps and the time passing by, We were about to reach the Jama Masjid in No time!

 

The Main Compound of the Jama Mosque

Lines will Guide You!

The Gigantic Pillars!

The Intricate roof!

The Serene Sight of Jama Masjid in Reflection!

Here the Heritage Walk comes to an End! and We return back with Such Beautiful Sights and Frames in Mind and the Journal!

Tips for Photography!

1. The Lanes and the Pols are very close to each other : so close that you can actually Step in each other homes so the DSLR has hardly an purpose of its own!

2. The Mobile Camera does the Work here completely. All the Pics here are clicked on my Iphone 6+ and edited on VscO App

3. A Good Pair of Walking Shoes are a Must as the Heritage Walk comprises of around 1.5 km in total!

How To Reach there : The Walk starts from Kalupur Temple so You need to touch base around 8: 15 as the Walk starts by 8: 30am. Autos, Uber and Ola have their hands tk it so reaching there is not a bit of an Fuss!

 

Restaurant Review : Spice Republic

By | Journey | 2 Comments

13 August happens to be My Papa’s Bday So this time : We had planned that we will go in for A New Place for a Treat which has all the Molecular Gastronomy Methods to Amaze us : to thrill us : to surprise us ; Above to Cheat on Our Vegan Diet and go in a Celebration Mood 💫

We stay in the Suburb of Borivali which makes the Northern End of Mumbai. Finding in : the Happening Cafes, Pubs and Lounges here was a difficult task some 5 years ago but today all thanks to the Social Media : No place in Mumbai or Rather No place in the World is left aloof of the Latest Trends and Happening in Food Culture!

The Entrance : Spice Republic Borivali west!

Okay enough of that Gyaan, let me share the Insights of this Place Called : Spice Republic in Borivali! It happens to have to be called as Pub and its first branch at Byculla in South Bombay however it is Fully Veg!

Spice Republic Borivali west!

The Decor was Innovative and Colorful too!

The Decor and the Ambience takes you back in the Era when #SOCIAL was launched in India! Rock Rustic kinda Ambience and Vibes! Chairs and Lights made out of Iron Pipes remember.

Decor : Spice Republic Borivali west

the Lights add that Charm to the Decor

Coming to the Food Part : There is Cocktail of all the  Cuisines of the Worlds together i.e From Shravan Thali to Waffles to American Corn Chaat to Punjabi Main Course and Daal to the Famous Molecular Mumbai Chaat! to the Refreshing Mocktails You find everything under One Roof!

Spice Republic - Borivali west

Prettiness on the Table

After a Bit of Analysis from the Menu, We settled on the Starter :

Smoky – Hariyani Paneer : It was served with the Covered Smoky Hot Charchoel, it was kinda shot for us As we had actually started hunting on the Feast.

starter - Spice Republic Borivali west

Smoky Hariyali Paneer

Crispy Paneer ( You can guess we are Paneer lovers😍) The Outer Layer was perfectly Crisp but too loaded on Oil and however cutting them into smaller pieaces was difficult!

Starter-Spice Republic

Crispy Paneer 😍

Khichya Roasted Masala Papad – which stole the Show : The Papad was Roasted to perfection, the Veggies were loaded in moderation so that there is No Fall and littering around and taste was ❤️

Starters - Spice Republic Borivali west

Starters from the left Khichiya Papad and Crispy Paneer !

After the Starters, We were in the Mood of Handi Veg Biryani :

The Biryani with A Cup of Raita and Papad was totally Rich in flavour and Aroma, the soft aroma of Elaichi was refreshing while the Smoky taste of Garlic melted graviously. It was a treat of Fragrance and taste!

Biryani Handi wali - Spice Republic Borivali west

Birayani ❤️

Next up for the Veg Kebab Sizzler : Total Disaster : We had ordered Wondering that the It will be loaded with Kebabs like We have in it Kebab Platter however it turned to a Sad nightmare : It has just 4 pieces of Green Kebab : 4 pieces of Veggies, loaded with just Plain Rice!

Let Past be Past okay 😉 up next was Tried and tested Swiss Fondue! I knew you cannot go Wrong with Cheese isn’t it.

Swiss Fondue - Spice Republic Borivali west

Swiss Fondue was styled So Well!

However to my surprise, the Fondue was Good, the bread pieces were Crisp however most of Veggies were missing : I could not find any Veggie all I could find was French Fries! The Candle also failed to be lit as  the Flaps of the Ac came right next to our Table. Never the leas it was more of Pav Bhaji Fondue was the Pieces of Bread Overpowered.

Swiss Fondue -Spice Republic Borivali west

Flatlay – Swiss Fondue

Eat your Dessert First ! that proved to be our Savior for yesterday. The Desert was also Tried and Tested Sizzling Brownie with Ice-Cream! There was No scope for any kinda Disaster here and Yes! This proved to be the Paisa Vasool Desert totally ❤️

Sizzling Brownie with Ice-Cream : Spice Republic Borivali west

Sizzling Brownie with Ice-Cream

We are a Family of 4 So this happened to be a Perfect Feast Celebration for Us which was neither that Heavy nor Stomach on the Apetitide!

The Bill came down to Rs : 2234 including all the taxes! Distributing among 4 comes down to Rs 460 p.p. Which is not that Good but not that bad too espcially when that Day happens to be your  Loved Ones Bday Haina!

I will suggest, do go out and try this Place only for the Effort of Bringing in the Fancy of Molecular Gastronomy to Suburbs of Borivali!

Photostory : Sweet Humans of India!

By | Wanderlust | 4 Comments

Delights of Road-tripping is that You can stop anywhere and Wander! It was the February Roadtrip wherein I had made it to Middle of Nowhere in the Heart of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary Wherein I found this Cute Jaggery Making Factory (Chichodo as said in Gujarati) was located!

Generally the Jaggery Making Units are generally functional between the November -February as the Sun is not that Harsh!

Ever Wondered why is it So Sweet…. I may say bcoz of the People who Work Much Harder than We can Imagine to Make it for Us!

Cuteness overload!

We all have a Dabba full of Jaggery isn’t : Granular, Semi-Liquid in Texture, Rocky-Rusty in Color : Pretty Thich in Consistency Quite – The Big Brother of Sugary Sis ; Jaggery it is!

Okay,in this post let me take take you on the Tour of the Process of Making of the Jaggery as it is quite Exciting to actually see it being made in front of One’s eyes!

Gir Wildlife Sanctuary!

As I enter, find heaps and heaps of Sugarcanes stacked!

I was informed that there is Family of around 10 people who have Come down all the Way from M.P to Gujarat for this Project. It was around 11 a.m and the Sun was Crisp, Sharp and over my Head! As I enter I find So many ladies working there : My Heart beats in Pride!

Jaggery Making Unit!

Sugarcane is put down in the Sugar-Cane Processing Unit which all have seen while having Sugar-cane juice right!

This is a Bit Bigger Unit – that’s the Only Difference!

Jaggery making unit!

Sugar-Cane Juice Unit!

Okay from here, the process starts – the Juice Cane Juice is tranported to this BIG Underground Ovens – You have 3 Pans holding around 25- 30 litres of Sugar-cane juice in each of them.

Jaggery Making Unit!

The Juice enters the Cooking Pans!

These Cooking Pans, are constructed Underground! these are heated heated and heated in three different Pans…

Jaggery Making Unit!

the 3 hot pans where the Juice is transferred consecutively!

The First Pan has a slightly lesser temperature where the Juice is stirred evenly and transferred to the Next Pan 2 which has the Higher temperature than Pan 1!

the stirring process!

In the Pan 2- the Impurities are taken away, White Color is also added to the Jaggery to Beautify the Bio-product! Over a period of Seconds, the juice starts Heating up- boiling and the Juice begins to Harden!

The Impurities are taken away!

Juice is then transferred to Pan 2 to Pan 3 how – By Human Forces!

The Transfer!

In the Last Pan, the continuous stirring happens and the Juice is almost in the Semi-Solid Condition

when you look at something like this – Jaggery seems like Magic to Me 🙂

this is one of the Most Traumatic Phase for a Human!

As Sun starts fiercely heating up so does the Oven and the People working on it! At this Stage, the Jaggery is almost done. This Semi-liquid Jaggery is drown to the Pass-away from behind. This Hide-out place is used for Cooling it down!

Stored in a Cool Shady Place, and transferred to Storage Containers!

It is beaten up and agained transferred to a Last Compartment where the Jaggery “Lived Happily Ever After Types !”

The Final Stage looks like this!

From here : the Jaggery is packed in Boxes and transportated to the Different Parts of the Country.

the Jaggery is Done!

This is the End is it! Not exactly. Remember the Sugar-Cane is being Juiced and the Residue laying in the Dust-Bin here the Story is Completely different and Inspiring!

The Residue Thrash is collected ✌🏻 and spread over a Stretch of Land under the Sun was a Sun-Bath.

The Thrash Residue is collected by Ladies : and Dumped into a Backyard. It stays around here for A Day for Sun-drying after which it is used as the One of Fuel for the Underground Oven! Thoughtful isn’t it*

There is Beauty in Every Corner of this Place!

The Process is So Simple yet Beautiful. The Efforts and the Perservance of the People working towards add that Special Sweetness to Jaggery I guess that May be One of the Reason – that Jaggery is more tastier than Sugar.( I gguess)

After being Sun-bathed for a Couple of Days..the thrash is used as the Fuel for the Under-ground Oven!

While being hopping in and around the Unit, I found this Bundle of Joy *_*

In the middle of Nowhere, I find Cutenes 🙂

This Small Bubli Boo : Raja was 7 months old (as on Feb 😅) and his Eyes – He was the Complete Delight and Star-Attraction of this Trip! He actually gave me a One reason to love what I do : Blog 🙂

The Jaggery is also sold here : I got one only and only looking at the Sincere Efforts of the People working Day in and Out at this Project leaving their Hometown and living in the Middle of the Jungle.

P.S All the Pics are edited on @Googlesnapseed App