How do I continue to Live My Passion!

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“ Work for Your Passion And You Will Never Work in Life !”

Whatever Life takes Away from You, Manage to snatch that thing away from Life : That sound of the Soul  is Called Passion!

After pursuing, My Post Graduation I had that sheer of Luck of Working with the Big Brands! and was Working as a Senior Travel Professional before I quit my Job!

My Job was Good and mostly importantly that Credited Sum of Money which was honoured in My Account at the Initials of every coming Month ; with a Little bit of Financial Planning that it :  Was the only Emotion which kept me alive and Cheered Me Up for some Reason! I was certain that : Working for a Brand was not giving me the Happiness which I had made assumptions of! So What Next kept creeping in Day in and Out*

As the Days passed by : I did continue working for fairly Quite Some time with No Aim in Life, there was Just One Goal in Mind : Let me have some monetary benefits  in my Account for some time till the time I figure out : What Next!

Life at that survived only on One Hope : This too shall Pass! And it during that Time of my Life : I realised that Some kinda Investments or Savings here On : can take me Places in Life 🙂

Its been around 2.5-3months since I have taken Up My Passion as My Full Time Job! Yes Blogging! Many of you know I Live on Photography and Travel However it took me long and i realise it in a Very Hard Way :

  • What is the thing which I cannot do, I will die but wont be able to 😞
  • What is the thing which I can Die Doing 🙂

That made Life a bit Simple however Life is not that Simple as it appears isn’t it Convincing My Parents for it is again bombarded with  many many many a questions as In :

  • How will you Survive for your Own Living!
  • How do you think, that You can Live Life!
  • How do you think : You will find a Groom for Yourself !
  • and Most Importantly, What Do you think : Who will Read and Appreciate Your Work!
  • Then, Who has the Time to Read!
  • Never Ever Forget, then How do you get Money out of Your Passion!

These are some of the Random Queries and Question which creeps and keeps on Repeating in permutation and Combinations ; by people online and offline.

Initially I kept Mum as in How can I put an AutoStop to every Random Person after A Point of Time, I realised that : Every 4 out of 10 Person Certainly wants to live for their Passion But They do not gather the Strength to do that : For Just One Soul Reason – Money!

So If You Can Fix that One Reason – You will most probably be Able to “Calm the Chaos!” and that brings You a Step closer to Living Your Passion! You are Stronger than You Think and Wiser than You pretend – You can only know Your Own Worth and find Your Inner Strength only when You caught in the Middle of the Sea-Storm!

However : Living your Passion, is just like that Living in Middle of the Storm : never easy. It comes with its Own Pros and Cons! You are own and your Own and hardly there is Anyone who can have your Back On! But then its Own Passsion that will feed on the Most of the Diffiulties and You will have that edge of satisfaction of being on Your Own. But Then, its Your Own Life and You Have the Charge of Your Life Isn’t it!

The financial planning which i did earlied give me the assurance to follow my Heart at the toughest of the Situation. From there on, I continue to Plan my Road-trips, indulge in the Fancy of being Food Junkie, Shop and Hop while Traveling and so Forth!

Apart from the Financial Planning, the One Backbone which I lean on : While living my Passion is My FAMILY! I do not know how I would have Dared to live That Passion without them! It is only and only bcoz of their Gradual but Constant Appreciation and Efforts that I Could Even Think of Living My Passion!

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 This is a post integrated with the Aegan Life Insurance Company however all the Views and Opinions expressed here are my Own and not manipulated by Any anyone. 

 

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!