The Tale of Makkhilal

Price -“The Tale Of Makkhilal” is available for pre-order on  for Rs. 195. The e-version of this book is available on Amazon Kindle for Rs. 99/-.
Katha is an award-winning,voluntary organization that was founded in 1988 by Padma Shri Geeta Dharmarajan.Katha is known for introducing an array of writings from many Indian writers with child-friendly layouts and illustrations that promote diversity in terms of culture and values.
                                                                       About the Author   
Geeta Dharmarajan is a writer, social entrepreneur, and educationist and the Executive Director of Katha, a profit-for-all voluntary organisation.She is also the honorary Chairperson of the National Bal Bhavan, an institution dedicated to children in India.She has had a rich  30 years of writing and editorial experience having served at Target, a children's magazine,The Pennsylvania Gazette, The India today group and now Katha. Katha as an organisation en…

10 warning Signs of Suicide

The recent suicide by the young and talented Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput has once again brought the issue of mental health to the front.Even though it is beyond the scope of this post to speculate about what compelled the immensely loved actor to end his life,it is definitely time for us to be open to the possibility that  a person could be hiding enormous pain behind a dazzling smile and successful looking social media life.

With 57 million people in India suffering from depression ,Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide in India.The fact that it has now become the second leading cause of death among young Indians is further alarming.
A Suicide can be prevented and Depression can be treated, all we need is compassion and sensitivity  to pick up the early signs of Depression and take timely action.
Causes of Depression 
Depression can affect any age ( Yes, children and even pets may suffer from it) and sex ( women are more prone to depression possibly due to the hormonal…

Book Review : Sherlock Holmes - Playing the Game

Genre - Mystery, Humour
Pages - 192
Format available - It is only available in Kindle version in India 
Price - Rs 213/- or  Free with kindle Unlimited About The Author 
Cenarth Fox is a former teacher and  has written the  Detective Joanna Best Mysteries among his various books, plays and musicals . He lives in Melbourne ,Australia with his wife and a pets.
About The Book  I was thrilled to receive my copy of this book as I am a die-hard fan of Sherlock Holmes and the Whodunit genre but my enthusiasm was short lived.
Not meaning to be a spoilsport , this book is not so much about the unravelling of a murder mystery but rather a probable unravelling of the famous  " Consulting detective " Sherlock Holmes and his good friend Dr. Watson themselves that too at the hands of their very homely and dignified landlady Mrs. Hudson.
Sherlock's legendary powers of deduction almost leave him when confronted with this powerful foe. The plot becomes complicated when Sir Arthur Conan …

All You Need to Know about Face Masks

The two month long lock down during the COVID-19 Pandemic has had our country going into economic regression and the government has no other alternative but to relax the lock down for allowing people to start working and fuel the economy.
But with more and more people returning to work and coming out of the safety of their homes, it has become even more important to continue the safety measures like social distancing,wearing face masks and keeping hands germ free as the number of people suffering is now running into millions and this virus has very high infectivity and virulence.

Dr. Raed Dweik, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute (RI) has to say this about why wearing face masks is important ,"By blocking the exhale of virus particles in to the air around you, your mask is keeping the virus from spreading.Moreover,coughing and sneezing significantly increase the amount of aerosols in an exhaled breath, creating a turbulent cloud that can propel the contents up…

A Step by step guide to Essential Oils

Today more and more people are making a conscious effort to veer away from harmful chemicals and embrace natural products in their daily lives.Personally I too am a big fan of natural derivatives like essential oils in my daily life and I add them to my  bath ,foot soaks, hair oil and even to my night cream to reap the goodness of natural plant oils.

When the whole world is battling with the Corona pandemic, these Essential Oils can keep your mood upbeat and also take care of minor health and beauty ailments even when you are sitting in your home.
So let us venture into this less explored but wonderful world of essential oils.

What are Essential Oils  Essential oils are unique concentrated aromatic compounds extracted from plants and hence are the  "essence " of  that plant .

Essential oils are obtained through distillation (via steam and/or water) or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing of the original plant or part of the plant like the flower,leaves or roots etc.


Soapworks’ Murumuru Butter Shampoo Bar for Curly and Wavy Hair

Shampoo bars are in a buzz these days , so I decided to see for myself what the buzz is about.
I chose Soapworks’ Murumuru Butter Shampoo bar for curly and wavy hair.

PRICE -Rs 694/-  for  80 gms  (but I got it at an off  at Amazon for 442/-)  

It came in a pretty pastel cardboard cover. Some might get it in a small tin box.

PROS  1.After washing my hair with it, I skipped conditioner and serum and my hair felt pretty moisturized   and soft. It was pretty manageable.

2.It made my hair look shinier too , my curls feel loved !
3.It lathers up pretty well.
4.It is very gentle on your scalp and doesn’t make it itchy.
5.This bar is pretty long lasting, it has lasted more than two months now with twice a week washes.
6.It has a very mild floral scent.

CONS 1.My hair felt a  little dry after one day maybe because I did not use any extra conditioner and serum.
2.If you oil your hair before washing it with this shampoo bar , you won’t be able to get all the oil off.