Spicy Mango Pickle, anyone?

So what’s my obsession with mangoes?

I have previously done an Aam Panna recipe, Mango cheese cake recipe and this year round I tried a Spicy mango pickle for the first time.

If you are a lover of pickles just like me then you are going to enjoy this recipe. Till date I have tasted umpteen number of pickles. From spicy to sweet, instant to elaborate recipes, I studied and worked on an easy mango pickle recipe to be created at home. Really, very excited because the mangoes used were from my school trees.

The recipe I followed makes 2 kg raw mango pickles which I wished to share with my family and friends. 

Ingredients

  • 2 kg Mangoes (Raw) 
  • 2 tablespoons Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 packets of ready made pickle masala. ( one packet for one Kg)
  • one litre oil

     


    Method 

    1) To begin making the Aam Ka Achaar Recipe (Spicy Raw Mango Pickle), wash the mangoes and dry them completely making sure there is no moisture. 

    2) Cut the mangoes in half, deseed and further cut them into one inch cubes.

    3) In a large bowl, mix 2 tablespoons salt, turmeric powder and cut mangoes. Allow it to marinate overnight or 8 hours until the mangoes release a large quantity of water.

    4) Drain the water from the mangoes and keep the water aside. Dry the mangoes on paper towels for about 8 hours or overnight, so they lose the excess moisture.

    5) Heat the oil in a saucepan and bring it to boiling point. Once it comes to a boiling point, allow it to cool completely while covered. Add the masala mix to the Mangoes.  Once cooled add the cooled oil to the bottled mango pickle mixture.

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    6) It takes approximately two to three weeks for the aam ka achaar to marinate itself and get the flavours from the masala. Best flavour and tenderness in the pickle comes after couple of months of marination. Having said that the pickle can be eaten almost immediately as well, if you like the taste of fresh mangoes.

    Enjoy the spicy and sour home  made Aam ka acchar.Yippee to make some Dal – chawal and relish it with finger licking mango pickle 🙂 

Vivo V5 Plus IPL Limited Edition.

Vivo V5 Plus IPL Limited Edition smartphone is now available to purchase in India at a price of Rs 25,990 which is cheaper than the original V5 Plus launched back in January. With all that power under the hood,the premium looking limited edition smartphone does not burn a hole in the consumer’s pocket. The new V5 Plus IPL edition is priced at Rs. 25990, which only seems worth all that hardware and a customized look for the cricket enthusiasts.

 

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The IPL 2017 title sponsor, Vivo, has partnered with Flipkart for online sales of the phone, and it is going to be an exclusive partnership with the e-commerce player. However, the smartphone will also be available for offline sales as well in retail stores.

The special edition device is a bit different from the standard model when it comes to the design, as it has a new Matte Black finish and sports an 18-carat VIVO IPL logo engraved at the back. Otherwise, the V5 Plus IPL Limited Edition has the same hardware as the regular Vivo V5 Plus.

 

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The new IPL Edition Vivo V5 Plus has exactly the same hardware specification and features as the regular Vivo V5 Plus. The dual-SIM smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) IPS display. It is powered by a 2.0GHz oct-core Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, missing a microSD card slot. It runs on the company’s own custom UI, Funtouch OS 3.0, based on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  Connectivity options on the limited edition Vivo V5 Plus include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and more. To keep it running all day, the smartphone has a 3055mAh battery. The camera is the highlight of the Vivo V5 Plus, as the main focus is on the front camera, which has a dual lens system. The phone features a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and LED flash. The selfie camera includes a 20-megapixel shooter coupled with an 8-megapixel  lens and the aperture is f/2.0 aperture.

 

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Vivek Zhang, CMO, Vivo India, said, “Today, one cannot ignore the power of online medium and through this association we want to give a chance and comfort to consumers across both mediums to own this exclusive product.”

Travel tips for Summer

Should I say yaay or naay?  Summer hols are here again but so is the heat. Even though the heat is killing, It is the best  time to travel.  As kids get a long break from school, and we all feel the need to take that break from our routine mundane life. Its time  to have some fun and let loose. Many of us like to spend the summer making travel plans and going to exciting places with friends and family. Family vacation travel can be enriching, enjoyable and exciting–but only if you’re organized. Sharing some travel tips with you.

 

 

Travel Hacks to make your life easier!

1. Arrive at the airport two hours ahead of time for a domestic flight, and at least three hours ahead of time for an international flight.

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2. Do not ever neglect protecting your body from the heat. When you are outside, use proper lip balm, they get chapped invariably.

3. Use a hat or an umbrella for shade and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s glare.

 

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4. Google about the place you visit before hand, added knowledge is beneficial. And in Rome do what the Romans do, just let loose 🙂 ;D

5. Make copies of all of your credit cards, important identification information, including your medical insurance cards, and your traveler’s checks. Take one copy with you (pack it separately from the cards themselves) and leave one copy at home.

 

 

6. A recent boat incident where a happy birthday party turned out disastrous, compels me to write this very important tip. Whenever you are on a boat wear a life jacket and have on person on board that knows how to swim.

 

 

Tips to pack your bags.

1. Roll your clothes instead of folding them to save space.

2.  Don’t carry all valuables in a single bag.

3. Switch to travel sized bottles of toiletries.

4. Use pill containers as jewelry organizers.

5.Use spectacle cases to carry chargers and headphone.

6. Carry some emergency medication like crocins , anti-acids and a few packets of oral rehydration powder.

7. Pack snacks if traveling with children, they get hungry all the time.

8. Do not forget adapters, chargers and  batteries too. You don’t want to spend foreign currency buying the things you have at home.So Pack your bags, get set and go…….. Do let me know in the comments below if you found my post informative, or share with all the readers some of your travel tips.

Its Ciao from Sweetannu !!


Chase away your blues with Bohemian Brew

I am always on the look out for new eateries in and around my vicinity. Not wanting to repeat any of the places we had visited before, made me readily accept the invitation to review the newly opened Bohemian Brew at Khar.

A little about Bohemian Brew

Bohemian Brew is an all new Tea cum Sheesha destination in Khar, which promises to serve the best variety of tea with sheesha along with a menu that has Mediterranean and Continental dishes to savour. The place looks fresh and inviting with artistic, pretty decor that will definitely get you to smile. The Co owner/Chef Rahul Desai passionately showed us around the restaurant which covered the dining area, sheesha, tea lounge and an exclusive cosy corner. I was very impressed with his tea collection and his colour coded test tubes of teas across the Tea bar. The cosy corner was more private for diners who wish to read, play board games or want to work over a cuppa tea. But the best part was outdoors, the music, the lighting and the overall vibe has to be experienced.

The Menu

We were all set to savour some of the best dishes on the menu.

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1. Watermelon & Feta Salad – The might of freshness was proven again, with the watermelon and feta salad standing out as the clear winner. Loved the zing of Thai chilli and infused vodka in the dish took it to another level.

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2. Tea Leaf Salad – This salad was a colourful treat with a bunch fermented edible tea leaves, topped with roasted peanuts, fried garlic and tomatoes, a true mark of a good salad.

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3. Zahtar Spiced Chicken – Beautifully marinated and grilled chunks of chicken served with a delectable lemon corriander dip. Tempting enough to be wiped off completely.

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4. Falafel with Hummus – So smooth and refreshing, this hummus is one of the best I have had till date. Take a bow, Chef Rahul Desai.

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5. Chicken Meatballs in Gouda Cheese Sauce – Tender moist Chicken meatballs were engulfed with a sauce made with buttery Gouda cheese along with fresh baked baguette.

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6. Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil – Perfectly creamy Risotto was topped with mushrooms, garnished with chive sticks and truffle oil. Not my favourite dish of the day nonetheless very enjoyable.

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7. Tagine Chicken – Got the taste of Morocco on a pretty, ethnic designed plate while digging into Tagine Chicken. It was a magical dish with apricots and topped with preserved lemon. This dish had complexity of flavours, sweet and spicy with the sourness from the lemon.

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8. Herbal Hibuscus Infusion  – The grand finale to our dining experience at the Bohemian Brew was the outstanding, stunning Herbal Hibuscus Infusion. The taste of  rich red cup of aromatic flavours left us refreshed and invigorated.

Final Verdict

Will I visit Bohemian Brew again?? Oh yes!! Definitely with my friends. Its worth a visit to chase away your blues. 🙂

Open daily, from 9am to 1am.
Bohemian Brew,
Shop No.1,
Mahesh Apartment,
5th Road, off S. V. Road,
Next to Noble Chemist,
Khar. Tel: 96999 58582.

A passion for Pickles?

The cuisine in India is as vast and wide ranging as its multi ethnic culture. The delicious and the exotic dishes of India are marked by the subtle uses of spices and herbs. Indian cuisines vary widely from region to region. But the common factor that combines every meal in every household is that bottle of pickle tucked away in the kitchen cupboard or refrigerator. No meal is complete without that chatpata or spicy pickle to go along with Dal-Chawal or Puri-Bhajji.

Come March, it is common to see terraces of households across India covered in cut fruits and vegetables laid out on clean cotton bed sheets, left out to drying under the sun. It’s pickling season and everything from limes, chillies, carrots and especially mangoes, is prepared to be doused in spice mixes and preserved in oil and salt.

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In the metros there is always a  race for survival, no one really has the time to make pickle yet would love to come home to a comfort meal while reaching out to a Homemade achhar jar.

Places of Origin is India`s first and largest platform for famous local foods. On PlaceofOrigin.in, you can discover 3500+ unique sweets, snacks, biscuits, dry fruits, pickles and staples from 300+ famous local brands from across India.

PlaceofOrigin.in has a large selection of Indian Pickles.

Some of my Favourite pickles would definitely be on the list below and soon adorning my kitchen shelf while adding happiness to my family meals.

1 RED CHILLY STUFFED PICKLE

In this pickle, robust red chillies slit and stuffed with a mixture of mustard, fenugreek, coriander, fennel and other aromatics. Characteristic of Punjab & Rajasthan, this flavourful pickle is an apt accompaniment to spice up any boring staple meal.
Please note – This will compel you to lick your fingers 😛

INR 240 for 1 kg

2. GARLIC CHUTNEY- SWEET & SOUR

This garlic chutney  is made from fresh ingredients along with the unique spices of Rustomji Kolah. It has a sweet and sour taste with a wonderful aftertaste. A perfect companion for the homemaker looking to spice up routine dal-chawal. Kolah is a popular name with us Parsis. Check out the site  to order a spill proof package of this delightful pickle at your door step.

Price- INR 120/ for 400 gms

3.HOMEMADE OLIVES AND JALAPENOS PICKLE 

This pickle is the fusion our taste buds need to experience. Bringing the continental into our kitchen the desi traditional style, this pickle made from succulent olives and fresh Jalapeños is nothing like you have tasted before. I ensure you this taste will be unique like you never had before.

Price- INR 210 for 250 gms

4.  CAULIFLOWER, TURNIP & CARROT PICKLE

 Checking out this pickle, I wondered what cant you pickle , almost everything. If it fits into a jar, then it’s probably fit for pickling. Cauliflower, Turnip & Carrot pickle is a specialty from Punjab, a must have pickle during winter as these vegetables are easily available during this season. Enjoy the refreshing taste of a pickle made from carefully chosen farm fresh ingredients that enhances your meal.

Price- INR 135 for 400 gms

5. MORAWALA( AMLA MURUBBA)

Morawala (Amla Murabba) is made from the choicest Indian gooseberries. My childhood delicasy was murabba. Bollywood has loads of songs dedicated to this pickle. Murabba is usually made with copious amounts of sugar while this version by Anish foods has a lower sugar quantity and no preservatives. Amla is rich in Vitamin C and also helps reduce acidity and heartburn. This murabba is a great accompaniment for parathas and your kids will even love eating it rolled up in a chapati.

Price INR 320 for 500 gms

 

While the variety and range of pickles /chutneys. sauces on the site are endless. Place of Origin- a  Craftvilla entity  gives you easy online payment options. So sit at home, relax and order your favourite jar of pickle and go “UMMMMMM” with delight. 🙂

Delicious Danone Yogurt Nutri Pots

Who says healthy food cannot be tasty food? Lets give yogurt a chance this time. Yoghurt is full for calcium and loaded with protein. It is also beneficial for Gut health and is good for lactose intolerant people. This new Greek Yogurt launched by DanoneIndia has 87% more protein than regular yogurts, introduced in mango and blueberry variants. At the  product launch Chef Varun Imandar churned up three healthy recipes that were delicious, the instant Parfait left me aghast and motivated to try something  of my own.   

It was now time to churn up a new recipe that fills you with great taste while being high in nutrient value.
Danone Nutri Pots ( A yogurt based sprouts and strawberry filled puri)


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The basic Ingredients

This recipe will serve up two plates of Yogurt Nutri pots of 6 puris each


Ingredients

1 cup of sprouts (boiled with salt, add pinch of pepper)
1 cup chopped strawberry
1 tub Blueberry Greek Yogurt (80 grams)
20  Puffed puris (Pani puri available in market)
1 tsp Honey
A dash or lime.

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Method 

1. Mix the sprouts, chopped strawberries, honey and lime in a bowl.
2. Add the yogurt and give it a good mix.
3. Crack the top of the puri and full in the yogurt mixture.
4. Garnish with cut strawberries.

Tip- Serve it chilled and immediately. Soggy puris wont be all that enjoyable. With the mango season round the corner, I am going to try the Mango Greek Yogurt with mango pieces. I think this is gonna be a runaway hit for sure.

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Its a pretty dish to serve up hungry kids who love snacking in between meals. If you liked this recipe you will definitely like my  Eggless Tiramisu

Celebrate Holi with Maharaja Bhog.

Bura na Mano Holi Hai !!!
When I hear the word ” Holi” I think of color and with colour I think of the colourful dishes too. Holi is the time of celebration and relishing  exotic foods. The
most popular Thandai cannot be missed. Maharashtrains prefer Puran Poli. North Indians prepare Shakarpara and gujjias – a sweet samosa filled with mava, coconut, dry fruits which is fried and dipped in a sugar syrup. Gujaratis make sweet khichidi and sweets like kheer, basundi and malpuas.
Wow, who counts calories on Holi, its time to indulge !!

 

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Maharaja Bhog at Juhu

I got a kind invitation by Mr Ashish Maheshwari, founder and director of maharaja Bhog to savour their Holi special  Thali which was available till mid of  March.


Ambience/ Service



ATITHI DEVO BHAVA ! is the principle at Maharaja Bhog

Service with a smile is what greeted us that afternoon. The restaurant wore a festive look with cute caricatures of children playing with holi pichkaris and colour on the entrance door. Impressed with spacious comfortable seating, tapestry done in subtle colours and soft classical music, I was now looking forward to this royal dining experience.

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Food

This place serves Rajasthani/Gujurati cuisine. The spread was scrumptious and full of variety. At first our hands were washed in warm water, then the service began. Chaas and sweet kesar sherbet was poured into our glasses. Chutneys , pickle and raita, two types of farsans, dal pakwan, gulab jamun ki sabzi, tindola achari, aloo lasuniya, Mix kathol, Rajasthani/ Gujarati dal, kadi, papad were served in each of the copper bowls. All the dish was perfectly seasoned and tasted top-notch. I was trying very hard to
A special mention to the delicious deep fried Gold coin, tindola achari and baingan thepla ( served with a huge dollop of butter), I over ate like a greedy puppy. 🙂

I guess neither oily nor spicy yet flavoursome was the mantra going on at Maharaja Bhog. I was very impressed with the servers who didn’t rush us into eating quickly or stood by our sides to keep serving us.

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The sweet dishes were excellent that day : Apple basundi, strawberry halwa and the Holi special Malpuas

The menu changes everyday with a special item going to be featured till Holi. Regular days Lunch/ Dinner is INR 490 while weekends and holidays Lunch/Dinner is INR 550 ( inclusive of taxes)

Final Verdict

Paisa Vasool! Totally value for money.

So enjoy a scrumptious Thali  with with family and friends and don’t miss out on those special Holi delicacies.

SweetAnnu wishes all her readers a Happy Holi!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building healthy Societies with Dr. Fixit

Problems of cracks, damp walls, dripping ceilings and mould formation in houses are not unheard of. Monsoon comes with many challenges – the last thing you want is to add to the problems monsoon brings along. The humidity level rises adding to water seepage problems through walls and causing further leakages. This gets worse if our building commitees ignore important leakage issues which need immediate attention.

Why is waterproofing important

Waterproofing is one of the most critical yet neglected subjects because the common man is not exposed to the concrete technology. Water infiltration causes major problems to a structure. Water damages a building first cosmetically then structurally. It is important to realize that by the time a stain shows up on the interior of your building most likely irreversible damage has been caused to the exterior. Water soaked roof insulation will never dry out. Water damage can be compared to fire as a cause of building decay and deterioration.

Trapped moisture in insulation can also decay a roof deck and may cause the roof to fall. Water entering walls will rust steel relieving angles and carrying beams which support the structure. Moisture penetrating reinforced concrete structures carry chloride ions which will rust reinforcing bars causing them to expand in size resulting in spalling of concrete. As one begins to understand the mechanics of water infiltration, one begins to understand the importance of keeping a structure watertight.

Dr. Fixit to the rescue

Presenting Dr. Fixit of Pidilite Industries that has a dedicated team of technical experts who provide site inspections and offer practical solutions. Providing you freedom from dampness and leakages, Dr Fixit is your healthy remedy for all your water proofing problems.

Dr. Fixit uses various State-of-the-Art techniques such as Non-Destructive tests and Concrete Petrography for evaluating existing concrete structures to measure the strength of concrete and to determine if they need be replaced or rehabilitated. These technologies used by Dr. Fixit not only detect water leakages in building structures but also provide analysis and interpretation of test results along with recommendations for remedial waterproofing.

For External Waterproofing

Dr. Fixit Newcoat is a heavy duty terrace waterproofing system, composed of specially developed highly elastic & resilient acrylic polymers, properly selected & graded fillers, lightfast & weather durable pigments, micro-fibres, additives & best quality fungicidal in water medium. It is used as a liquid applied waterproofing membrane for all types of building terraces. Dr. Fixit Newcoat is a three-layer system with coats in different colours ensuring proper build-up of the thickness, making it a reliable waterproofing system.

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In his shayarana andaaz, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan demonstrates to us that the best and the only solution to keep dampness away and to enjoy the simple pleasures of life is with Dr. Fixit.

 

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The Panel Discussion

On the 24th of February a special panel discussion was held by Dr. Fixit brand team. Bringing together experts for a talk with the aim of building a healthy society.
The esteemed panelists comprised of
* Mr Pankaj Shah, the CMD of S.P. Consulting Engineers
* Mr Ramesh Prabhu, Chairman of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association (MSWA)
* Renowned Interior Architect Ms Kanika Bawa
* Mr Prakash Mathur, Director-Dr. Fixit Institute


Building a healthy society

1. We started with a game of Jenga. The idea was to build a tallest yet strongest structure in just one minute. We also posted  the completed Jenga tower picture on twitter. And ours was the winning team.

2. The panel was introduced and Mr Pankaj Shah emphasized on structural audit & repairs for co-operative housing societies in Mumbai. Structural audit needs to be done if the building is over 30 years. Poor maintenance leads to building collapse and can cause fatality. Also, it is a great time to fix the cracks and fix it using the right products from Dr. Fixit. You can check more about this waterproofing expert and the services provided on this link: Dr Fixit


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3.  Ms Kanika Bawa shed some light on the latest trends in interiors. Vertical landscaping, using porous materials and wood chips to enhance designs being some of them.

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4. The Q & A session clarified many queries on water proofing and leakages.
Thank you Mr Ramesh Prabhu for answering my query on bathroom leakages which is the concern for most of us. Bathrooms are the biggest source of leakages in constructions, products like Dr. Fixit Bathseal Kit will help in waterproofing. You can connect with the waterproofing expert and get your queries answered here: Dr. Fixit Techchat


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Hurry! Call in Dr. Fixit to say no to damp walls, damp ceilings, rising dampness, cracks, and leakages! Remember the old proverb “Prevention is better than cure.”

I took the pledge to fight 3 major concerns- leakage, cracks and dampness! Now it’s your turn 🙂

 

 

Creativity soars with Colgate Magical Stories

Children and Creativity

There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly through art and craft. The ability to be creative, to make something with your hands is a joy one should never deprive a child of. Children need plenty of opportunities for creative role play and creative thinking. Being a pre school teacher I know the importance of such activities. And Colgate showed us the way to enhance creativity in our children  by providing an activity in the new pack.

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Creative Colgate Packs

Reusing the Colgate pack was a brilliant concept by the makers of Colgate. When  approached by Blogadda if I would like to join this project I excitedly agreed to do so.
Spending quality time with kids, giving them the freedom to explore and creating something imaginary was on my agenda. I was sent 3 different sets of Colgate covers, each one had a unique story board and different characters. It would be further fascinating to time travel to the depths of the universe, now my excitement was at its peak.

How I got my stories

So what I decided to do on Maha Shivratri day is too call in my tuition kids and surprise them with this activity.  They were hesitant to come at first being a bank holiday but when I explained the concept they were very excited  as long as it was not going to be a study session. Both the girls readily settled on the floor with their colgate packs, scissors and glue. They started off  and really didn’t need my help or assistance. I was just sitting back and watching them enjoy. After assembling the characters and story boards together I asked them to weave a story with all of it. And this is what I got……

Story with the first pack

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So our main two characters were Puja and Soham who were Nasa kids and worked in the Nasa centre. They never ever forgot to brush their teeth every morning and night. One day they were chosen in a lucky draw to represent Earth in a Seminar with other planets. They put on their space suits and bid adieu to their parents and took their blessings,not forgetting to pack their colgate dental cream. Up up they zoomed in their space rocket.  After two days and two nights( They were specific with this detail) they landed on the space station to refuel tanks and listen to some music.

Story with the second pack

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Now Soham and Puja were ready to take on any adventure on the way to Venus. They spotted an UFO and decided to follow it. The UFO started shooting bows and arrows towards them. Soham decided to hide behind a comet and get closer to the object. A green Alien was the commander of the UFO. Soham offered him chocolates and they became friends. He was also on the way for the Planet Seminar.

Story with third pack

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Here the story got too confusing and I had to guide them through the end. When they landed on Venus the other planets and comets gave them a welcome drink. Then they explored the planet in  a land rover. In the meantime The Sun, Jupiter and Mars got into a heated discussion. When  Soham and Puja returned they got an idea to end this fight. They put up a performance and did the Kala Chasma song and made everyone laugh. Later that night everyone had dinner and danced in the sky. They now returned to Earth with happy memories.

Wow, what a story !!

A big thank you to  Colgate for providing  such a fabulous  opportunity to create child centric  magical story with a throw away pack of Colgate. I wish  to suggest all the mother to try this activity in the  Colgate Packs  and give their children a chance to travel to a fantasy magical dream land and tell a beautiful story.  Hit the Like button or Comment, feedback is more than welcome .

“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at Blogadda in association with Colgate.

Brilliant Berger Xp Bloggers Meet 

“Painting is a source of endless pleasure but also great anguish.”

Surely the person who wrote this quote was not referring to painting walls. Let me take you  back in time, to the Summer of 1972 (not 69). This was the time when my dad decided to paint the house himself. One huge task this was,the house we were talking about was about 900 square feet. As a kid the excitement was uncontrollable. A lot more goes into painting than you might guess, so I thought it would be fun to share until  we encountered a lot of difficulties during the painting process. The dust and dirt was endless, spills and drips everywhere. It was a nightmare, primer then laambi. And the scrubbing of the walls till they are smooth while your hands get rough and throat goes sore or visa versa. Then the brush and roller- messy paint flying every where!
The paint smell was too hard to take, everything was topsy-turvy. I hated every bit then and just wished that school started again. The end result was a disaster and finally the professional painters were called to complete the job in a few days. After spending a lot of time, money and effort we finally got the house successfully painted.

Today I live in a house whose walls are papered every two years to avoid the stress of painting.  The things we do to avoid paint!

Recently I attended the #BergerXP IndiBlogger Meet at Taj Vivanta on 11th of February.

The Flow of events

Thanks to the team of Indibloggers to extend a special invite. Attending the meets is learning and fun,  two in one. 

1. Starting with Hellos, selfies, with lunch before the main meet was truly welcome.

2. A fun introduction by Anoop and his Indiblogger team. Bloggers were made to walk like Egyptians and swim in the air while playing musical chairs around the tables. Oh, what fun!

3. Product Manager  Chandranath Banerjee took centre stage and proudly presented Berger Paints  and its new technique of Express Painting that is faster, cleaner and better.

4. The Q & A session was open – some answers cleared the doubts on paints and painting in my head.

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5. Not thinking twice it was now time to get our hands and clothes dirty. We worked well as a team sanding  off the plaster to smoothen the surface in just a few seconds.

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6. We took a crash course in the right way of mixing paint to obtain the colour of our choice.

7. Next was the brainstorming session; giving it our best shot The Team Cleaner was happy with what was created on the canvas. A riot of colours and a beautiful Mumbai Meri Jaan that is faster, cleaner and better in every way.


8. Later got time to check out the Berger Express Painting  tools which are  designed to specifically make the process of painting faster and hassle-free, painting is now an enjoyable experience! You can check it here : Home Painting Tools

 Benefits of Berger XP 

  • 40 percent faster than traditional painting!
  • Trained painters for efficient and better painting
  • Get sparkling results with our no-mess tools!
  • Cutting-edge vacuum suction-enabled sanding machines keep your house dust-free!
  • Better coverage and smoothness guaranteed each time!
  • Our certified tools ensure a better finish with high efficiency!
  • All these benefits and more offered at no additional cost!

I was excited now and had gained confidence to get my house painted with Berger. Yaay!!!  I was going to say yes to Painting Revolution! Say Yes to Berger Express Painting. This summer of 2017 will be a summer filled with colour and the magic of Berger paints.