Showing posts from December, 2015

When Nature Beckons - A trip to Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand(India) .It was first established in 1936 as   Hailey National Park after Sir Malcolm Hailey , the Governor of United Provinces (India) and it was Asia's first national park established to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It was  renamed in 1955–56 as Corbett National Park  ,in honour of Jim Corbett ,well known author and wildlife conservationist,who played a pivotal role in helping the British establish this reserve . We chose a road trip ,starting from Delhi and going through Moradabad-Thakurdwara-Kashipur-Ramnagar route to reach our destination.Passing through Muradabad district one can't help noticing the lush sugarcane and yellow mustard fields on both sides of the road and the road itself traversed by tractor lorries loaded with sugarcane on its way to the sugar mills,suddenly realising why Uttar Pradesh is called the 'Sugar Bowl of India ' ! Frolicking with friends in the fields

L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Youth Boosting Cream Night

After having a bad experience with some popular anti-ageing creams specially the day ones , I have given a try to L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Youth Boosting Cream Night and here is my review of this cream ....      Price - Rs 1275/- for 50 ml .        Presentation - The packaging is pleasant to the eye .It comes in a bulky  dark blue glass jar with a plastic cap . PROS of  L 'Oreal Paris Youth Code Youth Boosting Cream Night 1. Pleasant lavender like smell . 2. Spreads easily . 3. I also like the lavender colour of the cream ! 4. I don't know whether it has anything added for it,but it has a calming effect on me when I apply it. 5. The skin looks hydrated and rested the next morning. 6. Smothens the skin . 7. Did not cause any acne (unlike few common night creams ) despite being oily . 8. In fact it helped in reducing existing acne too . 9 . Pores are less visible after using for one week itself .        CONS of L 'Oreal Paris Yout

Book Review - "The Bestseller She Wrote "

                                                          The Author -Ravi Subramaniam Ravi Subramaniam ,an IIM Bengaluru aluminus , has already bagged the Golden Quill Readers choice award in 2008 for his very first book "If God was a banker ". Some of his other books are " I Bought the Monks Ferrari "(2007), Devil in Pinstripes (2009,The Incredible Banker (2011)The Bankster (2012)Bankerupt (2013) and God is a Gamer (2014) .Judging by the titles of his book one can  naturally deduce that his life has revolved around banks a lot and he actually has spent two decades in the Global banking sector . With his latest offering ,"The Bestseller She Wrote ",Ravi Subramaniam has attempted romantic thriller genre for the first time . Read on the review to see if he missed the mark with this new venture or hit the bull's eye ... The Plot - This is the story of a dashing and successful banker Aditya Kapoor ,who is also a best selling aut

Responsible Tourism for a better world

The latest pandemic to hit the world is … the urge to travel and explore ! “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard. Travel is a great teacher, we get to explore firsthand and learn about the different lands, their climates, their rich local cultures and the exotic cuisines . Nature in its full undisturbed glory But every action has an equal and opposite reaction .So when we visit a place of interest, we too leave behind an impact on the place. How many times have you come across the scenic beauty of lake or a picnic spot ruined by plastic bottles, beer cans and leftover food littered all around ? When I recently visited Shimla and Kasauli, I was stuck by the fact that other than a cooler climate because of the high altitude, there was nothing that felt  different than our very own Delhi in terms of local food, places of stay and even the way people dressed .And I have been obse

It's time to Go Natural - Medimix Natural glycerine Soap Review

                                      Remember the time when winters meant bathing with "Pears Soap " ! I particularly loved the transcluscent brown Glycerin bars which converted bath time to fun time . In my quest to come across skin care solutions that are soft enough on the skin yet cleanse effectively too, I came across the Medimix Natural Glycerine Ayurvedic Soap .                          Glycerin is added to soaps because it is a humectant; which means it attracts moisture to the skin  leaving your skin hydrated. Using harsh soaps that dry out the skin often causes the skin to make up for its dryness by creating extra oil, which clogs the pores and creates skin problems. Glycerin soap can thus help decrease acne .  Glycerin can be made from animal fat or vegetable oil. Vegetable glycerin,is produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil.Animal Glycerin is made from animal fats, such as tallow, grease, or lard . Vegetable glycerin