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Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion Review

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The name DOVE itself expresses its tenderness over skin. Among a wonderful range of skin and hair products, dove essential nourishment body lotion is the one.
Also for the winter time they are the best ones for your dried scrapped skin.


South Indian Bridal Hairstyle

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Whenever you attend a wedding occasion, what will be your first question? How was the bride? Her jewellery, outfit, hair style.....entirely the bridal look. True? Yes true, wedding is a bride’s day. And however modern you are, on the wedding occasion a bride is restricted to stick to her tradition. 

Every region in our country has their own way of bridal look. In some regions mostly North India the brides costume is lehenga and in south of India dressed in silk sarees. Not just the costume, right from wedding rituals till bride’s jewellery and fashion you will find uniqueness.

VLCC Lovable Lips Lip Balms in Rose and Cherry Review


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Who can live without lip balms? Be it any season, I cannot go without a lip balm. I have one tube or tub in every vanity bag of mine.

For day time, I prefer tinted ones as they make my job easier. I need not mandatorily wear a lipstick when I wear a tinted lip balm. For night time I prefer non-colour, thick textured, waxy lip balm since they make my lips butter soft by the time I wake up in the morning.

Now, one of the new addition into my vanity are lip balms from VLCC, they are gorgeously tinted and in perfect shade that I wish for.


VLCC Lovable Lips Lip Balms


Make Your Own Diwali Lamps- Creative Decoration Ideas/DIY

Read Previous Article: Memories of Deepawali - 2016 Celebrations

Its long after we celebrated Diwali but the festive feeling still remains. I simply do not want to wind the festival memories and excitements. Here is one more article on Diwali .

The festival of lamps lightens up creative ideas on how best we can decorate our house lightening and colourful.  Although varieties of decorative collections are available in the market, you will enjoy making your own handicraft items. 

Make Your Own Diwali Lamps- Creative Decoration Ideas/DIY

Memories of Deepawali - 2016 Celebrations


Read Previous Article: Celebration of Tulasi Pooja

It is over a fortnight the festival of lights has brought happiness and prosperity all around us. But the fever of celebrations has not yet gone off me.

I still keep admiring what I bought during the festive shopping. I am not yet ready to remove away the torans we arranged at our main door. I do not want to remove the lighting arrangement d├ęcor we did at our front door. I am still trying out various Diwali special dishes which I could not do it all during the festival.


diwali rangoli ideas


Celebration of Tulasi Pooja

Read Previous Article: What We Did This Deepawali – Handmade Greeting Cards

We all know the importance of humble Tulasi (holy basil) in our life. The herb is the best air purifier with hordes of medicinal values. Also in Hindu tradition, the holy tulasi plant is worshipped and planted right in front of the door step which blesses with health and wealth.  


What We Did This Deepawali – Handmade Greeting Cards

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Few years ago, Deepawali wishes were sent to near and dear ones via greeting cards.
As a child I remember collecting so many of them which we received every year through India Post.

Now is the age of mobiles and other gadgets. The mode of sending Deepawali wishes has got itself upgraded to text messages, whatsapp messages or phone calls. 

We thought of reliving my lost school days. We tried making greeting cards at home as a special event during the festival.


Draw handmade greeting card


Yelappa Recipe | Deepawali Sweet Appam Recipe | Sweet Dumpling Rice Appam Recipe

Read Previous Article: Happy Deepawali 2016 Wishes and Greetings

What special happened in your kitchen this Deepawali? Lots and lots. Right! Same here with me.
I prepared so many recipes all together one after the other, that eating started became boring to all of us.

The one special recipe of Deepawali that I had never tried until this year was Yele Appa.


yeleappa diwali special recipe


Happy Deepawali 2016 Wishes and Greetings

Read Previous Article: In Pics - Sparkling Street Lightings of Mysore


Happy Deepawali 2016


Happy Diwali 2016

In Pics - Sparkling Street Lightings

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Dasara is long gone. But Mysore still has the after effects of the Dasara festival. After all Mysore is remembered all-round the year for the royal Dasara celebrations and Jumbo Savari. 

This year’s sparkling lightings all over the city was worth watching again and again.

Today, on the special occasion of Deepawali, sharing few beautiful pictures of the Dasara lights that decorated the beautiful Mysore city.


Mysore Dasara Street Lightings1

How To Increase Breast Milk Supply?




Read Previous Article: Phirni Recipe | How to Prepare Rice Phirni | Easy Indian Dessert Recipe for Festivals

Nursing your new born is very important for the infant’s growth curve. During post delivery, it is a common worry for every mother on how to increase lactation. We all know that the best way to increase milk supply is by nursing your young one. Apart from this, following an healthy food chart that promotes milk production is also advisable.

Tips for Healthy Nursing your child

Sucking of breasts by the infants is the first step for milk production. At early stages even when you do not have enough milk supply, allow your new born to suck. This stimulates breast nerves improving milk production.
Awake and lactate your child for every two hours. This keeps your child healthy and filled, also empties milk filled breasts which starts the production process repeatedly. 
Worry and tension about milk feeding decreases and delays milk production.
Food that increase Milk supply

Water:

You may be surprised how water assists in increase of lactation, but hydrating yourself is very important for the milk production. As milk is a liquid food, more of water intake improves breast milk. That too during early stages of feeding, you need to gulp a bottle full of water after every feeding. Also breast feeding makes you thirsty.

benefits of drinking water

Phirni Recipe | How to Prepare Rice Phirni | Easy Indian Dessert Recipe for Festivals



Phirni is an amazingly tasty delightful dessert that is served after a scrumptious festive meal.

This rice and milk based pudding is made with great care and devotion and served with various 
garnishes on top. Some sprinkle few strings of kesar, or finely chopped almond and pista pieces, or rose petals, or some also prefer topping the bowl with pomegranate seeds.

This classic India sweet is a favourite dessert and is mainly prepared during festivals, marriages, ceremonies and special happy occasions.


indian dessert phirni recipe


The recipe is just apt for this season of Navaratri.

Here is a quick look at how is Phirni/Firni made.

You will need

Half cup long grain rice (basmati rice)
One litre thick milk
Half cup sugar
Few strands of saffron (kesar)
One spoon of cardamom powder (elaichi)

Phirni Recipe – Indian Dessert Recipe for Festivals

Wash and soak long grain rice in water for about 4 hours.


Soaked Basmati Rice for Rice Phirni


Then drain the water and spread the rice on a clean cotton cloth so the traces of water are absorbed.
Allow it on the cloth for about 10 minutes. 


basmati rice india


Then collect all the spread rice into one heap on the cloth and cover the heap with a piece of cloth or just roll over the cloth on which it is spread.

With the help of a rolling pin, crush the rice. 


rice phirni recipe


The long grain of rice will reduce to 3-4 small pieces.

Meanwhile in a heavy thick bottomed vessel, heat milk. When the milk is considerably hot, take about 2-3 spoon of hot milk in a separate bowl and add strands of saffron and keep aside.


dissolved saffron


Allow the milk to boil. Once the milk boils, add the broken rice pieces and keep stirring until the rice is completely cooked.


condensed milk


Stirring continuously without any break is a must.


rice phirni recipe


Add sugar, cardamom powder, dissolved saffron, cashew pieces and continue boiling

By the time rice is cooked, the milk would have reduced to half the original quantity.


rice and milk pudding phirni recipe


The entire process of boiling until all the ingredients blend together, will take approximately about 30-45 minutes.


phirni recipe indian dessert


Allow it to cool and garnish as needed. Phirni is usually served cold in earthen pots.

Tips

Sugar is not to be added while nearing the end of the preparation. Add sugar well in advance and allow it to dissolve completely and prolonged boiling of sugar syrup along with milk is also recommended.

Make sure that the rice is cooked properly before you add sugar. Once sugar is added, rice is not cooked further.

The taste is unique when the earthen pots are soaked in water for atleast 2 hours before using, and also when phirni is allowed to stand in the earthen pots for another 2 hours before serving.

Try this simple and easy dessert recipe to serve your guests during festivals.


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Modern Krishna with Sunglasses - Photo Contest Entry 7

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Lochan Kaarthikeya from Vishakhapatnam is a modern styled Krishna with lovely sunglasses. 

 
little krishna fancy dress with sunglasses

In Pics - Dasara Flower and Fruit Show 2016 Mysore

Read Previous Article: Bombe Mane Exhibition and Sale of Dasara Dolls Mysore

Dasara Flower and Fruit Show is concducted annually during the festival of Dasara by the Horiculture Department of Mysore.

The colourful affair of flowers is organized at Curzon Park in Mysore. This year 2016, there are several special highlights that you should not miss.

The prime highlight is the model of India Gate made of numerous red and peach roses.


Dasara Flower Show 2016 - India Gate Rose Model

Bombe Mane Exhibition and Sale of Dasara Dolls Mysore

Read Previous Article: Naughty Little Krishna With Jewelled Crown and Flute

The magnificent city of Mysore is currently a paradise of art galleries and exhibitions. You will find exhibitions on every possible category you can think of in one of the other public parks and open spaces during Dasara festival.

To quickly name a few – dolls exhibition at Bombe Mane, flower show and exhibition and Kuppanna Park, Food festival with huge line of stalls at Scouts and Guides Ground, old rustic vintage lanterns exhibition at Ranga Mela, Chitra Santhe usually at the shaded street near Metropole, book exhibition, the list goes on endlessly.


2016 Bombe Mane Dolls