Churail: Justice has a new face and that is the Churails | ZEE5 ZINDAGI Original Film |#MainChurailHoon

The story takes the viewer into the realities of flesh trade and the faces behind it. Their power, money and clout don’t dither the Churails who are on a mission to expose the truth and rescue their team mate from the clutches of evil. They form an army and battle for justice for the sake of all womankind. #MainChurailHoon

I loved the concept of women taking matters into their own hands as women and not as clones of men. The trailer shows how these women wear burkhas instead of capes and go about fighting injustice against their tribe. Get ready for the Churails, Karachi’s secret detectives whose mission is to expose the city’s unfaithful elite husbands. Churails, premieres 11th August 2020 only on ZEE5.

5250 Hot Wheels and counting! | Laliket Kubal’s Story

How many Hot Wheels cars can be enough for a collector? Well, here’s a man whose Hot Wheels collection has already crossed 5250 cars – this is his story! Meet Laliket Kubal, a Hot Wheels collector who is secretly nurturing a dream. Read on to know more about his journey, passion and dreams.  When he uploaded pictures of his amazing Hot Wheels car collection, it motivated DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter
to narrate his story to the world.
Here are a few excerpts of the conversation. 

Favourite Instagrammers

DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter’s favourite Instagram Content Creators 2020

The Instagram game is no longer about followers, it’s purely about content and its appeal to the target audience.  After a lot of deliberation, DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter is releasing a list of 20 Instagram accounts you must follow in 2020. The criteria for choosing these have been simple: Did they educate/ entertain/offer hope/bring a smile, especially during the lockdown? Will they continue to do so beyond the lockdown?

Nitish Raj Literia Insights

Stirring up a storm in the literary world | Nitish Raj

Every published author has a dream, a dream of publicity around the book, a dream of being able to showcase the book in front of an audience and a dream to see their story on the silver screen. Here’s a man who makes all this possible and more.

Meet Nitish Raj, Editor-in-Chief, Literary Mirror and Literia Insights. He is also the curator of Lit Digital Awards & the brain behind Story To Screen. Along with his friend & partner, Vikash Saxena, Nitish is has been stirring up a storm in the literary world.

Indian society shields these 4 types of Undeserving Fathers| Father’s Day Special | #CauseAChatter

Indian culture is hiding these fathers under the garb of civil society. Noone likes to talk about these issues and families secretly sweep these issues under the carpet . 
The days of respecting a parent just because they gave birth or paid for education are over. Giving birth results from a biological act and paying for schooling is a choice that the parent has. To hold a child accountable based on these two factors is no longer taken lightly. 

Historical Tales in Verse

Book Review: Unlocked – Historical Tales in Verse by Sonia Dogra | #BlogChatterEbook

I grew up among friends who always complained about how they found history boring. I was blessed with fabulous teachers in school and college who made history fun. They would paint pictures right before our eyes and we would listen, totally fascinated by the lore. Well, I wish Sonia Dogra would have written this book while we were growing up. My friends would have grown to appreciate history and learn from the myriad teachings it offers. 

Book Review: Marvellous Rhymes for Children About the Wild by Jyotsna Atre | #BlogChatterEbook

The very first thing that strikes you about Jyotsna Atre’s ebook is the creative way in which she has designed each page. Each page is a visual treat for parents and kids. She has taken care to weave in fun facts about each wild animal interestingly. My six-year-old has thoroughly enjoyed reading every poem and keeps going back to her favourite ones. 

Voting and Unitholder’s Meet

Franklin Templeton Latest News: Voting and Unitholder’s Meet | Investors questions answered by President, Sanjay Sapre

If there is one thing that shines through the Franklin Templeton India’s winding-up process of 6 mutual funds, it is their intent to be transparent and fair to their investors. Franklin Templeton, India’s President, Sanjay Sapre and his team have been spending lots of time on ensuring that they sort the queries and concerns of the investors. These actions go a long way in establishing trust in the minds of investors.

Blossoms and Foliages by Daisy Bala Book Review

Book Review: Blossoms and Foliages by Daisy Bala | #BlogChatterEbook

Deep within, each one of us is a nature lover who loves and appreciates the wonders of the Earth. 2020 has been a year full of surprises. No one would have imagined that Mother Nature would take a revolutionary step towards healing herself. Today when one looks out of the window, one witnesses a clear sky with birds chirping, flowers blossoming and a cleaner foliage of trees completing the scene. 

Here’s a book that will give voice to your feelings about Mother Nature: Blossoms & Foliages by Daisy Bala. 

Is Franklin Templeton winding up its business in India? | Frankly Speaking with Sanjay Sapre, President, Franklin Templeton

Recently, Franklin Templeton wound up a suite of six yield-oriented managed credit schemes. WhatsApp and Social Media were flooded with rumours on how this meant the doom of Franklin Templeton. I was fortunate to be part of an exclusive session where
Sanjay Sapre, President, Franklin Templeton addressed a group of bloggers on the winding up of 6 Mutual Fund schemes.

The best part of this podcast was that it was a freewheeling chat where we were able to ask questions to Mr Sanjay directly.

Its always better to get the answers from the horse’s mouth – instead of relying on rumours. What do you think?

Saroj’s Kitchen: #4 Mix Veg Daliya |Power packed, immunity building, broken wheat porridge | Easy to make Breakfast recipe

Broken wheat or Daliya is believed to be one of the most nutritious meal options. Mix Vegetable Daliya (porridge) can be eaten as breakfast or as a full meal. This recipe uses homemade ghee and thus keeps you away from the harmful effects of processed oil. At the end of this recipe, you will get a variation that will delight your family & kids.

Saroj’s Kitchen: #3 Pithor| Easy to Make, Delicious Rajasthani Chai-time Snack | Mother’s Day Special

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, I am featuring this recipe that signifies the beautiful bond that my husband, Amarkant Jain shares with his mother.  There are several recipes for Rajasthani Pithor or Pithod on YouTube. However, you won’t find this one anywhere. This one is a rare recipe passed on from generation to generation, Saroj Mom’s mother (my Nani Saas) used to make it in a huge kadai for her 9 kids, in-laws, husband and everyone at home. Naaniji’s mom and her mom used to make it too.

When you read this recipe, know that you are taking a leaf out of history. 

How to boost immunity

#40NotOut | Zoom off to good health | #BlogchatterA2Z

A lot has been happening across the world since the start of 2020. Its the end of April 2020 and it looks like this entire year will be spent either in isolation or emerging from the lockdown. The one thing that people must realise is that as soon as the lockdown is lifted, we will all be hit with immunity issues. That is when the health transformation comes into play.  I truly hope & wish that the #40NotOut series has inspired you to walk on the path of healthy eating, proper exercise and a pure focus on health transformation instead of mere weight loss. 

#40NotOut | Withdraw Salt | Here are Delicious and Healthy, NO SALT Recipes you will LOVE| #BlogChatterA2Z

Well, it has been a 19-month long health transformation journey. I am down by 23 kgs and have never felt healthier all my life! The focus of my health transformation has been FITNESS and weight loss was a healthy by-product of this journey. When Mumbai Mirror featured me for my NO SALT diet, I was flooded with questions on how I manage to live without salt. I realised that readers want recipes for a NO SALT diet. 

Here are Deliciously Healthy, NO SALT recipes that make dieting a JOYFUL experience.
I have featured 2 recipes in the first part. Will feature more in the next blog post. 

loneliness and fear

#40NotOut |The Ugliest Fear of My Life|#BlogchatterA2Z

For those who have been following my #40NotOut out series, this title may come as a shock. despite a perfectly happy and healthy life, there is an ugly fear that haunts me every single day. My health transformation has gifted me a happier life where I can live life to the fullest and have loads of fun! However, there is something that is bothering me to no end. Through this post, I wanted to share the fear with you. Maybe you can suggest a solution to my worries. 

A thriller enthusiast – then Abhay and State of Siege: 26/11 should definitely be on your watch list | #StayHomeToZEE5

If you are looking for an answer to the best thriller web series, I have got two recommendations for you:
Abhay and State of Siege: 26/11 on Zee5.
If you are looking for an episodic thriller with edge-of-the-seat entertainment quotient then Abhay should be on your thriller watchlist in 2020. 
If you love thrillers that contain highly racy depictions of real events, then State Of Seige: 26/11 is for you. Grab a popcorn and a hot chocolate and settle in for an entertaining day during the lockdown. #StayHomeToZEE5

complimenting a girl who lost weight

#40NotOut | Shut them up! How to handle mean things people say about your weight loss| Funny Post | #BlogchatterA2Z

Kuch toh log kahenge,
Logon ka kaam hai kehna…

At a social gathering, what is the first statement that people exchange after saying hello? Well, it’s either a remark about the clothes or the appearance. Yes, most people are shallow – they judge people on their clothes and appearance. People are not unappreciative – sometimes they just don’t know what to say :). Read the rest of the post with a pinch of salt and enjoy your weight loss journey!

post workout recovery

#40NotOut | 7 effective ways to rest and recover during health transformation | #BlogchatterA2Z

Many beginners on the path to good health start their fitness journey with a vow to never stop. And that is what they do! They exercise throughout the week without giving the body any rest to recover. as a result, they end up feeling sore and tired all the time. At this stage, most give up exercising saying that it is too hard and makes them very tired.
If you are the relentless exerciser then this post is for you!

How to quicken muscle recovery

#40NotOut |Quicken muscle recovery with dietary and vitamin supplements| #BlogchatterA2Z

So, let’s face it, hardly 1% of the people reading this blog post are below 18 years of age. Rest of you, like me, have crossed the 30-year mark a while ago.

Walking on the path to health transformation means that you need to eat healthily and exercise regularly.

When I turned 40, I started my health transformation journey.
My doctor advised me to start taking Multivitamins, Calcium, Omega 3. Its always better to consult a doctor before you take any health or dietary supplements.

#40NotOut | Observe others and get inspired | 4 Inspiring weight loss stories | #BlogchatterA2Z

There are so many excuses that people have for not getting on the path of good health. Here are 4 stories of common people who overcame all hurdles and transformed their health. 

All four of them still put in long hours at work but since fitness is part of their lifestyle they always set aside time for exercise and eats wisely through the day. Not a single of these 4 individuals took the help of slimming clinics, crash diets or pills to lose weight.
A consistent commitment to getting healthier was their only catalyst for fast weight loss. 

#40NotOut | Master Easy Cool down exercises for better health and faster muscle recovery | #BlogchatterA2Z

Cooling down is an easy exercise done after vigorous exercise. It allows the body to slowly go back to the resting or near-resting state. The cooling down exercises depend on the intensity of the exercise. If you are running then cooling down could involve slow jog or walk. If you are in a low impact cardio workout like aerobics then it would involve a series of stretches. 

Best 5 minute warm up

#40NotOut |Learn the importance of warm-up exercises | Best 5-minute warm-up | #BlogchatterA2Z

The main focus of an exercise routine should centre around lifting your mood and making you feel light, bright and positive. It’s therefore pertinent to ensure that the exercise routine doesn’t injure you in any way. A proper warm-up before exercise and a complete cool-down routine post-exercise will ensure minimal injury.  When I started my health transformation journey, I started with walking. But I would get a lot of body pain after the walk and I was going nowhere with my weight loss journey.  I had embarked on a Health Transformation journey without knowing about the benefits of a warm-up and cool-down routine. 

Does right nutrition support building of a healthy immune system? | #EnsureImmunity

The singular lesson that I learned from my recent fitness journey has been that right nutrition supports the building of a healthy immune system. The basic building blocks of good health & immunity are nutrients like Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, Other nutrients, including vitamin B6, folate, selenium, iron, as well as prebiotics, probiotics.

It is important to get adequate amounts of the following nutrients to support your immune health. Read on to know more.

Best activity for weight loss

#40NotOut | Know the right activity to lose weight fast and get healthy | #BlogchatterA2Z

As someone who wishes to walk on the path to Health Transformation and weight loss, you may be wondering the right activity for you.  I am a 43-year-old working mother of two wonderful kids. I am sharing my secrets to health transformation through the BlogchatterA2Z series.

Here are a few activities that worked for me during my Health Transformation journey.
I continue to pursue them happily. A combination of these ensures that I never get bored. 

How to eat healthy at weddings

#40NotOut |Judge your plate at social gatherings & watch your health transform | #BlogchatterA2Z

I clearly remember meeting a friend who is grossly overweight and diagnosed with diabetes. He stopped me and started asking me for tips to lose weight. While speaking to me he was wolfing down a full plate of gajar halwa, jalebi and rabri. He kept talking about how he desperately wanted to get fit. 

Despite knowing that most of you may just ignore my tips, I am sharing them. I have a flicker of hope that it will inspire you all to walk on the path to better health. Read on..

23-year-old Good Samaritan | Story of Siddhesh Ghuge – An Unsung Hero | Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Doorstep Delivery during COVID-19 Lockdown

The Corona Virus pandemic forced the Prime Minister of India to announce a total lock down across the country. 23 year old Engineer, Siddhesh Ghuge saw a noble business opportunity where he could act as a bridge between farmers and citizens. That’s how the idea of Ghuge Farms was born. Read on to learn about a fledgling company whose backend and logistics were set up in 48 hours. Today this company supplies fresh vegetables and fruits directly from the farms to most of North Mumbai, Dombivli and Palava city. A blessing for Mumbai during the lock down!

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