Fight the invisible enemy – Pollution

We are living in a Jungle made of Steel and concrete . Yes , that how a modern metro city can be defined . With growing Population due to  large volume of people moving towards Metro city for Job opportunities , their is a Hugh spurge in Skyscrapers  buildings for residential and commercial purposes . As per Sqft Prices are going up , the average size of a flat is reducing , no. of floors on a tower is increasing and many of the parks , garden have been legally/illegally encroached to turn them into profitable business means .

Rapid Form of Urbanization .. Buildings growing taller then EGO/ANGER of their resiednts
Rapid Form of Urbanization .. Buildings growing taller then EGO/ANGER of their resiednts

One of my childhood friend ( Ashish Kalra ) lives in a Greater Noida in a  residential complex  made by prominent Builder with 5 towers located closeby with a occupancy of almost 5000 persons . Being a prime city location , there are 18- 20 more complex located in vicinity . So a nearby park is 4-5 km away from his house .Although , as per govt rules and to market these projects the builders shows lush green parks and jogging tracks in their sales brochure but in reality most of these are converted into parking space for 2/4 Wheeler’s leaving no space for tress/garden for people to breathe in fresh air even at early morning hours . There are club houses for kids activities and RWA assembly but they are more sort of Big size AC containers .

To make up for lack of fresh air , modern solution  was providing AIR-PURIFIER in each home which can virtually make you feel safe . But me and my friend comes from a generation where we spend almost 50% of our time in our home town closed to nature , walking in woods , playing sports in green field and roaming around spotting flowers/fruits/vegetables and even taking short naps between tuition on the benchmark below shades of trees in park located everywhere in town few footsteps away .

Definitely  work compulsion have bounded to live closeby to office in these skyscrapers , but deep inside we missed those breeze of air and knew that without closeness to mother earth our kids immunity towards disease and the feel of freshness which unleash creative side of brain/mind would suffer as they grow old .

So almost after 6 months , During a meeting of RWA held to approve permission to open Restaurant on roof of all 7 towers helping them to  earn Roof Rent and fixed fees from franchise which would reduce AMC charges for all Flat owners . As the proposal was providing monetary benefit , everyone agreed to it . But ASHISH has a different thought in mind and asked 7 days to evaluate pro-cons and meet again . As the suggestion was coming from Ex-IIT , IIM passout  , Committee agreed to follow .

In Next Meeting , ASHISH Showed a Presentation on concept of ” TERRACE GARDEN ” , how the place which is currently dumped with waste building material , chillar units , Dish antenna and mobile tower can be converted into a perfect hangout place for everyone to chat / play / discuss and get close with nature .

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How it can be a workshop on growing organic food . How can it reduce cooling requirement for the building . After this he introduced a Child Specialist who demonstrated how kids of the block are suffering from asthama and other disease due to lack of fresh air and how this rooftop garden can benefit them . For Housewife’s , Senior Citizen ad kids these place can be a meeting point close to nature . The IDEA got real appreciation from all of the residents and they applauded on the thought process of Ashish which goes way beyond commercial sense and instantly brought real happiness on face of all . images (1)

Everyone agreed to contribute in term of there skill set and profession for realizing the concept and agreed to form 5 CLUB HOUSES with names derived from  ” ELEMENTS OF EARTH ” . Every Saturday was en-marked for get-together and people avoiding past meeting as they felt jailed in those club house were first one to confirm .

And After 2 months of effort and work , a portion of dull steel – concrete jungle was replaced by ” GREEN SMILE ” . A view which instantly brought relief to resident’s eyesight and people who used to spend evening endlessly switching TV Channel and kids glued to Mobile games were all on the roof . Playing , Eating , Sharing ideas and watching the mother nature delivering its magic on plants .

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It shows , being progressive doesn’t mean you are confined by virtual walls know as Status .  Rather move out and be open for all as mother nature , who teaches us perfect lesson of humbleness which treat everyone and anyone as it’s kids without playing  favoritism .

 

Similarly Asian paints has come u with a new product , one which will help us fight the Indoor Pollution ..  Royale Atoms … It’s surely makes it more than a normal paint and help everyone keep their home SAFE from the dirtiest enemies ” Pollution

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New Venture : Family on the wheels

Hey Friends,

I’m so happy to announce the launch of our new Family Travel Blogsite ” Familyonthewheels” , coz that’s what we are.. Travel addicts:)

The major focus of this website is to share  what it takes to travel with a Kid along side . Believe us , it takes whole  together another level of planning and  even the experiences are different . We have been through all the phase of being a Solo traveller to roaming around as couple and now ARHAM has joined us .

Be it funny situation , when we missed our flight becaz our kid has last minute urge to pee , to getting special Upgrade in Dolphin show becaz we had Arham along . Through this website we will be sharing all our experience in terms of tips as how to make Travel comfortable for yourself and kid .

We will be more than happy if you can come over, follow us and let’s begin discussing in and all around the beauty of Travelling.

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I had last posted a very small highlight of Capri on this blog, so the detailed post is out. Read here :

  1. Capri island : An amazing Italian island, waiting for you to leave you awe struck
  2. Blue Grotto : All you wish to know of the magical charm of Blue Grotto at Capri.

As the days will pass, the blog book will become heavy but interesting to help you unravel the travel goals with amazing destinations we will bring out for you!

Follow us on our new venture – familyonthewheels.com

Blog URL – https://familyonthewheels.com/

Social media :

Instagram : Witness some amazing Nature photographs directly from FOTW lens

Facebook :  Get our Travel journey

Twitter : @TalesofFOTW 

Let’s catch up soon there! Connect with us & travel the world!

See you all till then!

Curious case of SHADOW

An everyday conversation between an Einstein  kid & an average IQ  father like me☺ .


Son – Dad,  Who is he ?? 

Me: This is Shadow .. 

 Son : Why is he following me ?? 

if-shadow.jpgMe: Becaz  , it’s a friend gifted by god to you .. who can watch you over all the time.  

Son : Then it’s not a good friend , becaz he  follow me only during  day time.

Me: Becaz , it get tired running all along with you entire day and goes to sleep in the night .

Son : They why the length of shadow keeps on changing during entire day.

Me : Becaz it is scared of sun and tries to hide behind you going in reverse direction .

Son : But why is shadow scared of sun ?

Me: Becaz It cannot bear the heat of him. 

Son : Then Why I cannot change my shadow with my friend or buy a new one .

Me: you cannot exchange it like you can’t do with your eyes or nose or hairs .

Son : Then why don’t shadow wear a dress like I do.

Me: It always wear a black color dress and it’s her fav color.

Son : In case , then why I am not allowed to wear the same dress always ?? 

Me : Becaz …Becaz  … I NEED A BREAK …. Please go back to your MOM ..only she can handle a shadow like you !!! ☺ { or I am feeling like a  shadow who needs to hide from a  SON   like you whose curiosity is brighter than the SUN rays. }

 

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Underwood’s are back : House of Card S05

 

A famous leader once said. – “World is neither white nor black, its actually a shade of Grey and to understand it, you have to read the unwritten between the lines”. That’s what this show is all about – HOUSE OF CARDS .

It is difficult to decide whether this show is influenced by politics played in power corridors of White House or real life leaders are getting inspired by this show for setting their national and international policies.

Very few TV shows have been able to achieve such popularity amongst the audience and critics as House of Card has been able to do. Since 2013, already 4 seasons of this show have been broadcasted and the great news is, it has received rating close to 9 on scale of 10 on Imdb.com every time. Isn’t that super awesome?

This TV series is an adaptation of a similar BBC mini show aired in 90’s . The show revolves around Frank Underwood (Kevin spacey) and his wife Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). Both of them with support of their few loyalist’s are on a mission to achieve the “impossible”. To conquer the epitome of power, the seat of White House, to became the President of United States of America, their greed list is long enough.

Seasons 1-2 focussed on their unorthodox strategy, manipulative & deceptive skills and out of league ways to reach the top. Season 3 & 4 reflected their art of survival while people make every attempt to de-throne them using any legally correct or incorrect possible means.

Talking about actors, everyone specially the lead actors have done a phenomenal job, creating an strong recognition which is irreplaceable for any new entrant. Dialogue’s, costumes, facial expressions, eye movements, pitch of tone are just perfectly delivered. Even the use of direct narration by Kevin with viewers between the show is well timed.

Season 5 takes the drama to another level and here are 10 reasons to cancel all your plans for 3rd June to find out what happened next !

As on 3rd June from 5 PM onwards , ZEE CAFE is bringing this show, the legendary FRANK UNDERWOOD, right to the idiot box  in a Premiere marathon.

Reason 1. : What happened after JAMES MILLER  execution ? 

Reason 2. : Is Claire still going to support Frank Presidential Campaign ?

Reason 3 : Where is the chemistry between Claire and Tom Yates heading to ? 

Reason 4 :  What storm did the  News story in Washington Herald  against Frank is going to create in senate ? 

Reason 5:  Will Frank be able to handle the Tom Hammerschmidt before he finds out another well kept secret of him. (Reporter who has sworn to dig out all the dirt from past of Frank) 

Reason 6 : Will William convey the democrat candidate for Presidency be able to survive against Frank Underwood? 

Reason 7 : Is Viktor Petrov ( Russian President ) going to influence the results of presidency Elections. 

Reason 8 : Can Frank Convince Senate for a Full fledged war against ICO ? 

Reason 9 : Does  “America Works” Bill sees Light of the Day , will Frank be able to pull out and implement the AMWORKS Bill within congress ? 

Reason 10 :  Is HOC S05 really inspired and depict the Ideology and working theory of current POTUS ( Donald Trump ) or it’s just a coincidence . 

Luckily we got a sneak view of Season5, E01 i.e Chapter 53 and Yes, it answers few questions along with opening of many more ghosts from the past episode to complicate the life of Frank .

Some spoiler alert is HERE: 

Starting Scene shows Clarie narrating story direct to the audience in first 30 sec of show, which may hint that she is going to overpower Frank and be the lead character for the rest of season. Also, there are few more explosions reported in Chapter 53, favouring Frank’s stand to go on war with ICO. And yes, the Idea of putting Homecoming of Terror in the minds of AMERICAN People is working! Its a bloody evil story!

Lookout how this season follow the theme of “WE MAKE  THE TERROR, WE BRING THE TERROR ” #HOConZCafe

Frank Underwood is coming to India with the television premiere of House Of Cards Season 5 on Saturday, 3rd June, 5 PM onwards, only on Zee Café!

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The Peri Peri magic – Nando’s , Nehru Place

The peri peri sauce and it’s magical flavour is the soul of this place … Easy to locate in Epicuria , situated right opposite to Dhaba by cladridge ..
They have ample of choice in term of Non veg food and alchoholic​ beverages .. Veg option are limited but you can find the right thing to order ..Even they have kept a Kid’s special burger .

First glance at menu make you think , ” oh they are expensive “, but when they inform that with meal you can take unlimited soft drinks /frozen yogurt /peri peri sauce from a self serving counter . You feel just the opposite -” Dude , it’s a jackpot deal ” .
So we tried garlic bread (which was a bun ) , Veg platter with rice and exotic veggie and pasta . Serving size was cool and prep time was 10-12 min . During which you can sip coke /sprite /Fanta as much as you can .

Taste was ok considering veg dishes , as the place USP is chicken .. Icing on cake was they provided colors and drawing sheet to my kid . He got totally engaged in it and we parallely enjoyed our meal after long .

Overall : One time must visit for veggie’s to try this concept and non-veggie seems to be a regular repeat customers .


Cost for 2: INR 800
Table reservations : Must on weekends during dinner time .
Kid’s Menu : Burger specially for them .
Service : Quick and very appreciative
Theme : South African music and ambaince is prominent
Parking : In Nehru place metro station ample is available .
PS: Ask for your royalty card and you will get Free Burger /Chicken on every 3rd visit on bill above 300 INR .

Nando's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Website Review – Parenting for you

 

“Something provoked …Was it the curious mommy’s besides full of questions & tips to be shared? Or her panache for the ever smiling munchkins which got her here? She feels guess her life is to write & share, on Parenting, Motherhood & Woman – relations.

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There is so much to be spoken yet, so much to create awareness on. The society is opening up to accept & come forward & that’s why this website is here.”

What to expect : Growing day by day with all the love & support of moms & dads, this is an interesting site. For to-be-parents, parents, fellow community friends who wish to read some interesting stories full of love, emotions apart from being true. Their publishing directory is expanding very rapidly. It’s been less than a month of launch & they’ve some amazing articles in their kitty.

  1. A) Positive Parenting Tips : From pre-pregnancy woes to tips & lots of personal experiences to raise an infant positively, you’ll find many articles of your interest from new born to 10year old. And, they inform that they are rapidly putting up the posts, to cover the complete niche. Summers are here & so is their Summer vacation Extravaganza series running up, have a stroll to find out some great crafts for your kids this season.!

They quote –

“Parenting and specially Motherhood is indeed a knotty affair overflowing with the warmth and emotions 24X7. The trail to being “Exceptional” in this task is an uphill task. So why not stop rating ourselves and practice “What makes us and baby Joyous”. The modes may sometimes have  a howling impact and sometimes have a contended effect overnight but let’s regain that patience to have a long term Positive impact on our baby.

Overloaded with ample questions and arguments? Figuring out a solution between granny’s and doctors advice? Go on mom’s, ponder all the categories here, you’ll certainly get what you wish for. And if not, share us the topic you wish to be covered & there you’ll sail with us.”

Don’t you all find it convincing to give it a try?

  1. B) Womanhood – Stories, real experiences, Poetry: Further, being a woman myself, I’ve loved womanhood. The strength, challenges & love which a woman has, is commendable. You can find lot many true & fictional stories, poetries under “ Personal touch” section which many women will relate to. Some stories will even bring the tears to roll down, I bet!

So here you go, Suggested to Follow the blog , let’s acknowledge Parenthood in a light, happy go lucky mode.

Get set on some of the best reads :

Mother’s days Special 

http://www.mommyinme.com/moms-happy-mothers-day/

http://www.mommyinme.com/prerna-the-inspiration/

Love story & Poem:

http://www.mommyinme.com/when-avalanche-broke/

http://www.mommyinme.com/an-ode-for-swirling-life/

Kids Activities :

http://www.mommyinme.com/popsicle-stick-crafts-for-kids/

http://www.mommyinme.com/5-kids-craft-ideas/

Learning:

http://www.mommyinme.com/kids-learn-to-rise-from-failures/

http://www.mommyinme.com/10-tips-for-money-management-in-kids/

http://www.mommyinme.com/swimming-for-kids-and-babies/

There are lots & lots more for you to interest upon. Just click www.mommyinme.com & get your space.

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Gallerist – Marketplace for Original Artwork

“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.”

― Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

We all like to decorate walls of our house with a masterpiece which make our home feel personalized and buying online is the way to go .  A perfect gift for any occasion and a classy form to convey your feelings .  Visiting art galleries is not cup of tea for everyone . Also , it’s difficult to connect with the artist and understanding the idea/theme behind it  if done in offline mode .

And the worst nightmare will be getting it vetted as original as  Market is full of fakes and it’s difficult to differentiate for a common men .

With Cars to tickets to vegetables are getting sold over click of mouse with promise of originality and peace of mind . Same concept has been adapted by art houses too .

Gallerist , is one of the amazing platform exploring this concept . It has a collection of more than 4,000 original paintings & drawings, created & exhibited by 1000 artists worldwide.

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If you are looking for an original painting signed by an artist, Gallerist.in is the right place to buy from. Paintings exhibited on Gallerist are by artists, who are verified by Gallerist team to assure you the right quality & price.

Some of the top artist featured on the site are :

  • Bijendra Pratap
  • Sankar Thakur
  • Girish Chandra Vidyaratna
  • & Many more

You can simply browse , select and order the paintings and rest will be taken care by Gallerist . Moving beyond , it give option to follow your favorite artist and his work .

The Website caters to all range of buyers from economic to top end .

In future , if the buyers wish to turn into artist and like to promote their own art work . This platform help in enabling the same too . It is working like one stop solution for all .

About the Founder : Founded in early 2014 by Mr. Ajay Anand . His  motive was to bring renowned and esteemed artists together along with  providing a platform for new entrants who aspire to make a mark in the art industry.

This website is must to be made a part of your bookmarks and mark under favourite category . Who knows , you may just find the perfect masterpiece which may inspire your senses .

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