27 June 2013

If you could go back in time and thank someone, who would it be? [L'Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X - Stay Rooted]

I wish I could back to that time when I could thank people who did something for me; to make me smile, to make me love, to make me capable enough to stand on my own and to make me what I am today.

Isn't that true? No matter where you reach in life, you should never forget your grounds; Stay Rooted!

L'oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X brings to you a beautiful campaign, ‘Stay Rooted’.

L'Oreal Paris believes that real strength of people comes from their ‘roots’. ‘Stay Rooted’ is all about remembering your roots and knowing that whatever you are today is because of your roots. It's about taking time out to thank and appreciate people, things, places etc from your past that have made you "You". Your roots are the main reason for your strength & L'Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X  is giving you a chance to connect to your roots.

Every shampoo today speaks about strong hair, but what really matters is the roots that make the hair strong. Only strong roots can give you strong and healthy hair. L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X is one such shampoo that takes care of your roots. 

Fall Repair 3X is an Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo that delivers a triple anti-hair fall action. It nourishes the hair root, restructures hair fibre and helps the hair grow stronger from root to tip. Only Fall Repair 3X is enriched with Arginine Essence. Arginine is an essential amino acid that is vital for hair’s constitution. It is known for nourishing the scalp to improve micro-circulation.

Stronger the roots, lesser the hair fall.

L'Oreal has also released a video where they have captured people across different sections of society. The video has portrayed their thoughts about that one special person they’d like to go back in time and thank! :)

Do watch the video! 

There are so many people I want to thank, and you?
do share your views in the comments section!

Love <3

25 June 2013

Things my Papa has taught me

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I learn; involve me and I remember”
– Benjamin Franklin

I agree to what’s quoted above. And I feel my dad knew this even before I was capable enough to red or understand these words.

The memories that we all have are different. The ones’ associated with childhood are the best. I can bet on it! J Many of those memories are with my Papa! I remember those cards I would make for him on his birthday, those nights when my dad would teach me for my Maths exams (I was always bad in this subject :P), running to him when he would be back from office, endless demands for grapes and boomer (well, Boomer is my all-time favourite, still is!), and so on.

Midst all the fun, love, laughter, fights, demands; my Papa taught me a lot many things about Life. In every step of his life, there was a lesson. A lesson to be cherished and never to be forgotten…

1. The Value of Family
I remember I used to be sad when dad would leave for office. I never understood why he would go out leaving us home every single day. But when he would be home on weekends, I used to be happy. He would play Ludo, watch tv with me, get me loads of magazines to read; it was fun. In all this I realized his compassion and love towards us; his family. 

He always tells me; no matter where you go, no matter where you stand – it’s a family whom you can go back to anytime. They won’t question you or forbid you but would always be waiting with open arms. That’s family. And that’s what should be given foremost importance.

2. Value of Learning new things

When you learn something new life, it’s always a gain and never a loss. Learning new things makes your brain strong and your skills better. Be it a language, or learning how to cook, learning to drive or just plain learning to be a good person; all it takes is a little effort and a happiness for a lifetime awaits you.

3. Learning Bicycle

This was fun! I fell, I got up. Fell, got up! He was always there to watch me get up. I am happy he didn’t give me hand and let me be independent. He still does the same. His words give me the strength and his presence keeps me going.

I remember those roads in my colony, 15 years back. I had a tough time learning bicycle. I smile when I think of those days, when he would push my bicycle for a while and then he was seen standing far away. I knew he was there and I kept paddling. I was really happy the day I learnt it J

4. How to take decisions and live with the consequences

If you are taking a decision, think through it. If taken, be ready to face the consequences. When you take a decision, it’s not just you who gets affected but atleast one more person who is close to you or associated with you for the same.

“Life is the sum of all your choices”. Make them wisely.

Papa has always said; Decision Making is the one of the most important characteristic of a person. It defines his/her personality. I agree.

5. Prioritise Health. Everything else comes later.
I come across this everyday. If you have good health, your life is in your hand. Who wants to live a pale and weak life? No one. My father is very strict about proper food and he wants me to follow a proper routine every time. I used to nag a lot but I feel I have become a good girl now :D

6. Never let money get in your head

Just like success, money can rot your life if you let it go in your head. Keep doing hard work, expect little and believe in yourself.

7. Appreciate what you have

Before you comment on what others have appreciate what you have. My father has never compared what he has with what his colleagues have. I have inculcated the same value over the years. I feel happy about what I have and my father always asks me to strive for what I can J

8. Take time, but do things right.

“Excellence is a habit, not an act. It takes practice and perseverance.”

No matter how long it takes you, do things right. It is better to try and try and do right rather than repenting on things done in haste.

9. Stay Organised.

If your room is clean, you feel serene. If you keep your things at right places, you will get them on time. Easy, right? My father loves when the house is organised. He says that; a room organised is a sign of an organised life. Free of clutter and agony, welcoming happiness…

10. Be Extraordinary!
Become a part of something bigger than yourself. Dream Big and work harder. When you are part of something special in life, life loves you back. You get all the more reasons to love your work and keep working. Never forget that everybody is unique and so is the work they do. You never know when your work makes a difference in somebody’s life.

These are just 10 of those many values my dad has inculcated in me and my siblings and continues to do. I love him for what his love and for his teachings. More than that, I respect him! Love you, Papa! <3

'I am writing ‘10 life lessons I learnt from my father’ at Parentous.com' 

16 June 2013

HPInk Advantage Bloggers Meet

My first Indiblogger meet in delhi, or for that matter the first ever Blogging meet in a new city! :) A good friend in tow, definitely a good day!

It was Indiblogger's one of the many interesting Bloggers meet. On 8th June, 2013 when my city Mumbai was splashed with beautiful rains; delhi was hot with scroching heat and definitely hotter with all the Blogging families at The Fortune Global, where the Indiblogger Meet took place!

#HPInkAdvantage where technology binds with creativity to bring masterpieces! The meet was good and it was my first my first '30 seconds of Fame' too! :D 

The meet made me miss my childhood days when we used to sing "Old McDonalds had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!" Indiblogger made us sing this melody and it was lovely! Not to forget my team's animal was a Puppy and yes, we did make sound like a puppy does. :P

With a round of small activities in between where attendees who came with their family got to win HP speakers! The activity where the bloggers had to chose any number between 1 and 11 was actually new to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it too :)

HP has associated with Pogo to push creativity among the children and adults alike with technology as one of the main criteria of the same. The creative lady from Pogo taught all of us as to how to make a pretty gift box from a sheet of paper! You draw frame, cut, paste, add a bow and *swush* you are done! :D I am definitely gonna try it back home!

Moving on, the best part of the afternoon was "The Creative Corner". What happened is, the audience was divided into 4 teams of 15 people each and each team was given a birthday party theme! Yes, a birthday party theme in a bloggers meet. So what the team had to do is; set a birthday party table in 30minutes with the material being provided!

Theme which my team got? > PIRATES!
I was beaming with joy!

Since the day I have watched Pirates of the Caribbean and seen Johnny Depp, I am mad about anything which has to do with Pirates :D

the countdown started and so did we. Our team definitely  had a lot of fun and was all set in the Pirate mood. We made things like Eye Patches, Birthday Thank you card, Invitation card, Loads of Blue balloons, beautiful table and what was the return gift from our team? An HP Printer! Yeah you heard it! ;) Actually one of our team member won that printer the same evening for a twitter contest #HPInkAdvantage. Lucky no? :D

Our Pirate Birthday Table
The Birthday Card I made, like it?

Our Plate :)

Got praises too! :) yay!

Moving on, 30 minutes went down. Table was set. The judges went on to all the tables and adjudged the winners! Our team - The Mickey Advantage (The Pirates) came 2nd! :D wohoo :D All the team members got HP speakers to take away home :) #Yay!

The team which came 1st >>

Mermaid, their theme :)

Speakers we got! :) They are good!! spent the next night, listening to songs, this helped! :P
 I feel technology does play a big role when it comes to nurturing creativity. With loads of tutorials available online and printers like that of HP with lesser print cost and better quality, the joy of making something just gets better! :)
My super cute n talkative friend, Shivani Goyal :)
Thank you Indiblogger for this amazing meet! Look forward to many more :)
Thank You HP!

Megha <3

09 June 2013

My First Love

“You taught me how to ride my pink bicycle
and stand up strongly no matter how many times I fell.

You would take me in arms when I came running towards you.

You would always get me the story books I wanted to read…
and Love me like no other man would ever do.”

"Papa Kehte hain bada naam karegi

Beti hamara aisa naam karegi..."

Not that my father sing this for me but I know that he feels. Ever since my school days, my father has made me strong enough to stand on my own. Not that he doesn’t want to help me out but because he wants me to be independent. 

I remember those days when I would run to him and take out his wallet and comb his hair. He would come home tired but for me it was a happy moment when Papa used to be home. Sometimes I wonder if I could ever go back in time and atleast click those moments. They are priceless.

Career choice has always been a freedom at my home; I give the credit of it to my father. I know my father feels that being in a communications field won’t make me rich but he knows that it makes me happy.

After all, Love is not what you live for. It is what makes your life easier.

Among my siblings I am the closest to my papa. We fight on a daily basis. I love irritating him and love to see that smile on his face that moment. He has given me a 1000 (more than that) magical moment and continues to do so. And me? I continue to love him even more…

"The man who filled my childhood with lovely moments to cherish now,
the one who fills my heart with warmth and love.

The one with whom I fight all the time,

but still in the strongest relationship ever since I saw him.
My first love, my man; 
My Father."

Wishing my Papa a very Happy Father's Day.
You are my Hero, Papa!

This was for a contest Papa kehte hain by purplle.com

03 June 2013

Away, will be back soon..

1st Job has knocked my door and this week being my first in new office, blogging is on a holiday but will be back in 3-4 days. Lots in store for all of you readers! <3