Are You Doing Scalp Care right? Here Are 5 Ways To Get A Healthy Scalp!

Most of us have a tailored skincare and haircare routine to keep our skin and hair in good shape. Similarly, scalp care is essential to a healthy hair care routine, yet many people neglect it or are unaware of the right way to do it. With the proper scalp care, you can prevent hair problems such as scalp eczema, dandruff, dry and itchy scalp, thus promoting hair growth and improving the vitality of your hair. From using the right shampoo to massaging techniques to dry scalp treatment, there are many things you can do to give your scalp the TLC it deserves. In this article, we will guide you through the basics of scalp care to ensure you are doing it right.

What Is The Importance Of Scalp Care?

Healthy hair adds charm to your overall personality, but where is this hair seated? It’s on the hair follicles present on the scalp. The scalp is the augmentation of your facial skin; hence, scalp care is an extended skincare regime. A healthy and problem-free scalp is the prerequisite for healthy hair growth. How can you expect healthy hair to grow on an unhealthy scalp? Your scalp is like soil; if the soil is fertile, healthy plants, in this case, healthy and buoyant hair, will grow on it. The base is where nutrition begins for healthy hair. A healthy, hydrated, and A well-nourished scalp will make your hair more lustrous and strong. Hence scalp care is vital in
promoting the growth of healthy and vibrant hair.
Hydration, nourishment, and scalp stimulation are required to keep the scalp healthy. A lot of
dirt, debris, dead skin cells and buildup accumulate on the scalp, which needs to be eliminated from the scalp to have a clean scalp. A clean scalp will only promote the growth of healthy hair.
So with proper scalp care, keep your scalp problem-free, clean, and hydrated.

Hydration, nourishment, and scalp stimulation are required to keep the scalp healthy. A lot of
dirt, debris, dead skin cells and buildup accumulate on the scalp, which needs to be eliminated from the scalp to have a clean scalp. A clean scalp will only promote the growth of healthy hair.
So with proper scalp care, keep your scalp problem-free, clean, and hydrated.

What Does A Healthy Scalp Look Like?

Your scalp is covered with hair, sometimes making it difficult to assess your scalp condition. A healthy scalp is free from dryness, itchiness, flakes, patches, and any signs of infection. It is clean, hydrated, and well-nourished. There should be no signs of buildup on your scalp. You can achieve a well-hydrated, well-nourished, and problem-free scalp with proper scalp care.

Are You Doing The Scalp Care Right?

Just like skincare and haircare, scalp care also depends on the type of scalp skin. You choose
skincare products according to your skin type, similarly, choose your scalp care products
according to your scalp type. Your scalp care should work in synergy with your scalp type. For oily scalp, shampooing your hair twice or thrice is advisable. Similarly, if you have a dry, flaky scalp, then scalp cleansing is required 2-3 times a week to eliminate flakes and dead skin cells from the scalp surface. Below mentioned are five ways to get a healthy scalp.

1. Keep Your Scalp Clean

The first step in scalp care is to keep it clean. Regular shampooing removes dirt, oils, and
product buildup, allowing the scalp to breathe. The accumulated gunk can clog the pores of the hair follicles, thus disrupting normal hair growth. Choose scalp shampoo that is gentle on your scalp, free from sulfates and parabens, and suitable for your hair type. Use a clarifying scalp shampoo every fortnight to clear the scalp of all the debris.

2. Invest In A Good Scalp Scrub

Regular exfoliation is another primary step in any scalp care routine. It helps to improve blood circulation, ensuring an ample supply of vital nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles, thus improving the vitality of the hair. Scalp exfoliation helps stimulate the hair follicles, thus promoting healthy hair growth.

If you are struggling with a dry and flaky scalp, exfoliate your scalp twice a week with
ThriveCo’s Exfoliating Scalp Scrub, as it contains gentle exfoliating hydroxy acids, essential oils such as orange peel oil, and patchouli oil, which provides relief from the inflamed and itchy scalp. This scalp scrub does its job efficiently by eliminating product buildup, debris, and dead skin cells from the scalp, thus reviving and rejuvenating your scalp for improved hair growth.
Regular scalp exfoliation facilitates better absorption of nutrients from haircare products, thus improving their efficacy.

3. Hydrate your scalp

Your scalp contains sebaceous glands that secrete oil, which lubricates the scalp and hair. The natural oil in the scalp prevents scalp dryness, maintaining the hydration level of your scalp.
Dry scalp conditions such as scalp eczema, scalp psoriasis and dandruff worsened when the scalp gets dehydrated. You can consult a derm to know more about the dry scalp treatments available for your scalp type to eliminate scalp dryness. Using a scalp hydrating and nourishing serum 3-4 times a week helps to improve scalp health. To keep your scalp in optimal condition, restrain from using hot water to wash your hair. It can strip the natural oils from your scalp and
make it dry and flaky.

4. Boost Blood Circulation

Massaging your scalp is the most effective way to stimulate hair follicles. You can use ThriveCo
Scalp Vitalizing Serum
to boost scalp health for added scalp care benefits.

It improves blood circulation and provides nourishment for the hair follicles. It is power-packed with active ingredients such as copper peptides, pea protein, and advanced HA to revive and rejuvenate your scalp, promoting the healthy growth of hair.

5. Avoid Heat and Chemicals

Heat styling and chemical treatments can damage the scalp and hair, leading to dryness and breakage. Limit heat styling and choose chemical treatments wisely, opting for gentler options whenever possible.

Embracing healthy scalp care habits such as protecting your scalp from the sun, keeping your body hydrated, maintaining a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and avoiding stress help in the long run to maintain a head full of hair.

By incorporating these five simple steps into your scalp care routine, you can effectively
maintain a clean, nourished, and flake-free scalp. Remember to be patient and consistent, as it may take time to see results. With a healthy scalp, you will be well on your way to achieving luscious, beautiful locks

C’s in Indian women fashion

Being a unique blend of traditional and modern styles Indian women’s fashion has evolved over the years. Intricate designs, craftsmanship, and vibrant colors make it stand out distinctly. Let us take a look at Indian women’s fashion in ‘C’.


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Originating in North India, the churidar is bottom wear, which is worn with kameez or a tunic. Characterized by its tight fit near the ankle, it uses extra fabric to be gathered around the ankle. A churidar is a versatile outfit that can be worn for both formal and casual events. It can be stitched with cotton, silk, or chiffon and to add that touch of elegance it can be embellished with sequins or embroidery.

A modest and conservative garment that covers the leg, the churidar is loved by women from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other south Asian countries. It is a comfortable and easy-to-move-around attire.

Chanderi silk

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Handwoven by artisans in the town of Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh, chanderi silk is a fabric that is a combination of cotton threads and silk. Unparalleled quality, exquisite texture, and intricate designs make it a luxurious fabric that is known for its sheer texture and lightweight that makes it stand apart distinctly.

The soft and delicate feel makes it perfect for weaving comfortable garments. The history dates to the 7th Century, wherein the artisans spun the thread to yarn, dye them with vibrant colors, and then weave them into the fabric. Highly coveted for its intricate design and graceful drape, the chanderi silk often uses zari which is a metallic thread that adds to the glamour of the drape.

Elegant and sophisticated evening wear can be made because of the natural sheen, but since it’s also lightweight, it can be suited to make daily or casual wear garments as well. Such is the versatility of the fabric. The fabric can be woven into sarees, salwar, and lehenga.


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An embroidery technique that comprises intricate handmade designs being stitched onto lightweight airy fabrics is chikankari which originates from the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a traditional embroidery style derived from the Persian word ‘chikan’ which means embroidery. It is usually done on lightweight fabrics like silk, muslin, and cotton.

Initially brought to India by the Persians, the technique was later adopted by the Mughals who used it to make garments for the nobility who made it an art form, so we could also say that the chikankari art flourished during the Mughal Era. Now it is a widely practiced embroidery technique that is also loved by the general population.

Floral motifs, paisleys, and geometric designs are some of the intricate patterns of embroidery that are done on the fabric. Mostly done in white or pastel colors the light weight of the fabric is the distinct feature of the chikankari which makes it perfect to be worn in summer. Its, crisp finished texture gives it a sophisticated look.

It takes days to finish making a garment because the process is highly labor-intensive because needs delicate embroidery which is one of the reasons that the fabric or garment is on the expensive side.

This post is part of #blogchatterA2Z 2023.

Book review of ‘Tiny habits massive results’


“7 (plus a pro-habit) Tiny Everyday Habits that have a Powerful Impact on our Lives Other than the random element of luck, what differentiates successful people from the rest are their Habits. They cultivate certain habits which contribute to their happier and healthy life. Learning these habits and how to use them in your life is rewarding. In this book, you will learn about simple yet impactful lifestyle habits that separate achievers from regular people. These tiny habits have a transformative effect on your physical and mental health, career, your relationships, and life.


Self-help books always have a special corner when I’m choosing books for my next read or to be added to my TBR. Especially when it is a book concerning habits then there is no looking at blurb I simply pick it up and start reading it.

This book ‘Tiny habits massive results ‘ by Jaishree Nenwani is the first by an Indian author that I picked up centred around habits.
Habits truly define the person that we are. And they are also the things that make you stand apart from other around us. Leading a healthy and happy life is not just about food and exercise but also the habits that you’ve cultivated over a period of time.

When you meet someone and you get inspired make sure you also get to know what is that one thing that makes them stand apart which would ultimately be the habits that form their lifestyle. Make sure to see if you can incorporate them into yours.

The author gives you tips on how to include them and make them part of your routine. These tips are simple ways to bring in a change to our lifestyle to lead a healthy and happy life. Though they might be tiny habits but the changes they bring in is massive.

Processing grief was a major problem that I was facing a year back. But I attribute the small changes that I brought in which helped me manage the grief processing. If you are someone who is still yet to dive into the inclusion of new habits in your routine, do not worry. Jaishree will handhold you with starting to explain what is a habit, why is it important to develop them, how to form one and the seven habits that are going to have a great impact on your life. As a pro tip she gives you an extra edge with a tip that’s actually the cherry on top for which you will have to pick the book.

Explaining the seven habits the author not only let’s you know how important it is to include that habit but also ways on how you can make it part of your regular routine so that you don’t miss doing it each day. I loved how she chose to keep it simple by citing instances from her life which would make it more relatable when you read through the book.

Overall, if you are a beginner or a pro looking at making changes in life by bringing in new habits I’d suggest this book will be your guide to discover a new you.


Jaishree is a millennial blogger curating inspired wisdom that guides people to go deep and make a shift in their thoughts. She is passionate about journaling and loves to share wisdom and journaling tools that invoke deeper authenticity and Personal transformation. On her blog ( she writes about Self-improvement, Personal growth and ways to become happier in your life.

Zero day – Book review


Mumbai is in a state of chaos. All traffic signals across the entire city have stopped working.

Shahwaz Ali Mirza, head of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, receives an anonymous email claiming it to be a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. He quickly puts together a crack team that includes his protege, IG Cybercrime Vikrant Singh, and gets to work trawling the dark web for more information on this mystery attack. However, a move to bring forward the hacker backfires, leading to a second, deadlier attack on Mumbai’s lifeline, the railway system.

It is their first brush with cyberterrorism: a zero-day vulnerability in the Indian government’s system that could bring the country to its knees. Racing against time and investigating a case unlike any other, in Zero Day, Mirza and Vikrant face the most dangerous mission of their lives


I love reading crime novels. Especially the pace they pick up after a few chapters and the urge they give me to complete it sooner. The novel Zero-day by Hussain Zaidi gives you a lot of twists turns and edge-of-seat moments.

In a busy city like Mumbai, a cyber attack is getting the city to a standstill. What would be the problem? More than physical terror, this time everything goes digital. A hacking attempt into the city’s traffic system brings the city to chaos.

The ATS chief received an anonymous email on the threat and the subsequent actions were taken by his team with occurrences of politics, and a wee bit of romance making it an interesting read.

Trying to find the identity of the hacker, to handling a national emergency situation in a smart way the book has its own nuances by the author with which he keeps the reader engaged. The language is simple and also makes the situations nail-biting through the narration. Characters Mirza and Vikrant had great bonding that helped in cracking the mystery. A crisp power-packed story that definitely would keep mystery lovers engaged.

Buy the book here.


S.. Hussain Zaidi is one of the most prolific crime writers in India. The investigations into the Mumbai mafia that he has conducted in books such as Dongri to Dubai, Mafia Queens of Mumbai and My Name is Abu Salem are among the finest investigative reporting of all time.

As the Resident Editor of the newspaper The Asian Age, Zaidi began his career in journalism. He then worked for several other publications, including The Indian Express, Mid Day, and Mumbai Mirror. Authors like Misha Glenny in McMafia and Vikram Chandra in Sacred Games drew on his in-depth research into the Mumbai mafia for their works. Adrian Levy, the author of books like The Meadows on Kashmir terrorism and The Siege on 26/11 attacks, consults him on a variety of subjects.

His reporting on the Mumbai mafia has spanned decades. Black Friday, written in 2002, is a book about the 1993 Mumbai bombings, which had 13 explosions and caused 250 deaths. Two years later, in 2004, Anurag Kashyap adapted the book into a film also titled Black Friday. As a result of the controversy surrounding the film, the Indian Censor Board refused to allow its release in India for three years, and the Supreme Court of India eventually allowed its release after a unanimous judgment in the Bombay blasts case delivered by TADA court.

Zaidi conducted an interview with the suspected bombing mastermind Dawood Ibrahim for the book Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, a history of the Mumbai mafia involving the Mumbai mafia. In 2012, Sanjay Gupta adapted the book into the film Shootout at Wadala.

Phantom, the 2015 film starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, is based on Zaidi’s book Mumbai Avengers, and the screenplay for it was written with Zaidi’s assistance.

As an associate producer, he worked on the HBO documentary Terror in Mumbai, which tells the story of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.

The book review is part of blogchatter’s book review program.

Beginners guide to glowing skin

There are many ways to achieve glowing skin. Simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can do wonders in very few days. On top of it following a good skincare routine and investing in quality skincare products is a winning combination to achieve that glowing skin.
With the wedding season kicking in, here is how you unlock the secrets to glowing skin.

The term “Glowing skin” would mean different things to different people. For some, it would mean healthy skin rather than dull. To some others, it would mean the shine.

So, what does healthy glowing skin look like?

  • Smooth, with no bumps.
  • Hydrated with no dryness and cracks.
  • Even-toned with no blemishes.

Nobody could say that they have perfect skin with absolutely no imperfections. Such skin is not attainable. But certainly, healthy skin can be achieved if there is effort put in to minimize the problems that the skin is prone to and with natural characteristics.
Many people think skincare towards healthy looking skin begins with incorporating premium or luxury skincare products which is a myth. That is where companies complicate your process of choosing the right product claiming their product is the best.
But the reality is the simplest of the products with ingredients that you know about already make all the difference. Incorporating a good routine paves the way. Let’s take a look at a simple routine.


Cleansers help remove dirt, oil, and excess makeup from your skin. Using a cleanser that is mild, and pH balanced is important.


The process of removing the dead skin cells using a manual or a chemical product to achieve the same. Though the process mentions removing the dead skin cells choose a product that does not leave a harsh impact on the skin.


Moisturizing helps add hydration to the skin. Applying the moisturizer post-cleansing/exfoliation is best to seal the hydration.

Sun protection

UV rays in sunlight prove to be harmful to the skin. It could cause sun damage, burning, and early signs of aging. Hence it is always best to apply sunscreen before stepping outdoors. Always make sure to check the below factors before purchasing sunscreen.

One that has

  • Broad spectrum
  • Higher SPF
  • Suited for skin type


An activated and highly concentrated form of nutrients that the skin can readily accept to fight signs of aging or skin care problems is what the serum is. This form helps the skin cells absorb the nutrients in a much more effective way. So it is most important to choose one that suits your skin and is aimed at the skincare problems that you wish to get rid of.

A simple 5-minute massage with a face roller has numerous benefits like increasing blood flow to cheeks and reducing stress and skin puffiness.

When I mentioned choosing products with ingredients you already know of, I thought I’d also share a few products from Lotus that I recently stumbled upon.

Ubtan De-Tan radiance face wash

Along with the usual ingredients in ubtan like sandalwood powder, chickpea flour, and turmeric the facewash also contains 24K gold. The facewash enhances the skin’s brightness and delays signs of aging.
This helps brighten skin, reduce dullness, and evens out skin complexion.

Price: Rs. 220 for 100ml

Natural Baking Soda Deep Cleansing face scrub

The scrub helps buff the skin, reduce acne, and wash away impurities. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic property helps in cleaning away impurities.

Price: Rs.300 for 100gm

Hyaluronic acid +Raspberry ultra-glow hydration boosting face serum

The serum aims at tackling the below skincare concerns

  • Signs of aging
  • Hydration loss
  • Uneven skin tone

Raspberry helps to even out and brighten the skin. Niacinamide helps to treat acne and improve hydration. Hyaluronic acid helps to increase hydration and reduce signs of aging.

Price : Rs.356 for 14 ml

All-natural jade roller

Helps in better penetration of skin care products used when used to massage the skin. Always use it in an upward and outward direction.

Price: Rs.716

It is good to invest in quality products to be used in skincare routine. But it is also the choice of the consumers to choose what is good for their skin and will aim to solve their problems. Also if you would like to try out the products mentioned here, you can check them out here.

Why is it important to get a flu shot every flu season?

Children have started going to school and I’m so happy that my daughter gets to go back to her school. But school also means cold, cough, and flu. And I’m not looking forward to that.

I was searching for ways in which I could protect her from the flu. The Facebook live session I attended recently with eminent doctors Dr. Sadanand S Shetye and Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar from Mumbai, was a great help.

I gained insights on why the flu shot is essential and who has to take it and how effective it can be. The session also brought out awareness of safety practices among children during the flu season.

What is flu?

Flu is caused by the influenza virus infecting the throat, nose, and lungs. Usually, during the monsoon season, it peaks, and young children, old people, pregnant women, and people with chronic diseases are the age groups prone to higher risk.1 If the infection is severe, it requires hospitalization. The virus can be treated if proper hygiene precautions and timely flu vaccination are taken.1

The severe infection can lead to bacterial pneumonia, sinus, and the worsening of chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, and heart diseases.1

The flu vaccine, its importance, and efficacy
Flu vaccines are crucial to prevent flu because the rate of spreading of the flu infection is faster than compared to other diseases. It can spread through contact, airborne drops, saliva, or touching a contaminated surface.1

The flu vaccine is thus a boon that helps in preventing the infection. The flu vaccine protects against four influenza viruses which are commonly prevalent during the flu season. Everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot to keep themselves protected from the virus.2

The aim of taking the vaccination is that it can help in preventing flu and its serious complications. There are different vaccines available, the suitability of which can be assessed by your consulting doctor.2

Another factor that needs to be kept in mind is that the effectiveness can vary in the vaccines. This is primarily because of the virus match between the one in the vaccine and one that’s in circulation. If the match is good, the protection is substantial. The effectiveness also depends on the person who is getting vaccinated viz, their health conditions, and age.2

Just like any vaccine, the flu vaccine does not guarantee that one might not get the flu. However, it decreases the severity of the infection.2

Other advantages that you have when you have taken the vaccine are:

  • Flu-related hospitalization is less when compared to people who are not vaccinated.2
  • It helps the people around you. By getting vaccinated, you have a less likely chance of getting flu and thus spreading it.3

The flu vaccine helps in developing antibodies in the body post two weeks of vaccination which can help in fighting against the flu virus that is in circulation.4
If you have been vaccinated last year that doesn’t guarantee that you won’t get infected this year because the virus changes. Each year the vaccine is updated to include the latest virus.3 As our continued effort in this #FightAgainstFlu, the vaccine must be taken each year by eligible individuals.

After gaining all this information, I am sure you are going to consult your doctor and get a flu vaccination at the earliest.



Digital PR World – One-stop Solution for digital marketing services for small businesses

As we try to move on and go ahead post the pandemic, one cannot forget how much the digital world helped big and small businesses in those two years. At a time when we couldn’t step out but still had a need to shop the digital world opened its arms wide to lead us into the world of online shopping. Though online presence was present even previously, it was a boon that many people realized not until the pandemic glued us inside our houses. Just a scroll and a couple of clicks brought home whatever we needed at the right time. Not only that it also got things delivered across borders.
Not only we as consumers, but big and small businesses also benefitted from the digital presence. From launches to orders to handling customers, the digital world made it much easier for brands that already had their online presence even before the pandemic came into the picture. But the online world promised a good return for those budding entrepreneurs whose startup dreams were blossoming and taking shape during a pandemic. But for someone who already put enough financial planning into launching, investing yet again a handful for the digital presence did put them in a dilemma. Although they were sure of the benefits they could reap, the investment made them think twice.

And for those who would love to venture into the digital presence at a fairly reasonable investment making their dream come true would be reaching out to Digital PR world. Digital PR World – One-stop Solution for digital marketing services for small businesses.

They will help you in targeting the right audience, make your small business reach them, and make you successful. Having innovative products or services but not the right audience reach is definitely going to be a failure. If as a small business you need to succeed, you need to exactly know where or who has the demand and rightly supply. The digital PR world will tap the right audience for you so that your small business reaches the right place.

Digital PR World is a digital marketing and PR management company in Kolkata. It has clients across India and abroad. They have worked for companies and industries in creative communication, SEO, PR, outdoor campaigns, digital marketing, Amazon Flipkart management, and performance
marketing services. They have served big and small companies and industries in creative communication, SEO, risk-mitigating PR, website designs, and other creative digital marketing services.


  • Brand Launch Campaign Design
  • Performance Marketing (inclusive of all ads platforms)
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Amazon Account Management
  • Online Reputation Management 
  • Digital PR Launch Plan
  • SEO Services 
  • Creative Digital Marketing Media & Advertising
  • Digital Marketing Packages For Small Business

When investment in marketing that includes eCommerce, influencer marketing, SEO, and PR became a bigger problem for brands, Digital PR world came up with packages that offer eCommerce packages for brands that come under the affordable range to cover all platforms in marketing. Their package includes SEO, PR, creatives, copies, and web-related work that would cover the overall marketing channels. This is therefore a single company that can cover 360 digital marketing for your business. With this plan, they could invest more in ads and product sales which is major for their survival in the world of business and also one of the major pillars of branding.

Their digital packages for small and local businesses start as low as Rs. 15000 and social media marketing packages cost Rs.28000. Whatever the size of the business, they have a package that will take the world of your business to places.

They can be reached at

Dark chocolate benefits for women

Dark chocolate is the new kid in the health and fitness block. For people who crave sweets but also want to be fit, this superfood is sure to satisfy their cravings. Derived from the cocoa beans in the cocoa tree, dark chocolate now finds its place in most refrigerators in many homes.

Dark chocolate is sure to satisfy your dessert craving as it contains more than 70% of cocoa solids, and less fat, and sugar it also comes with a powerhouse of health benefits. Though the chocolate will help to kick in the taste buds, it will do its magic in moderation.

Health benefits of dark chocolate.

Dark chocolate helps in lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Cocoa butter has oleic acid that helps in increasing good cholesterol. Dark chocolate is good for heart health because it makes the blood vessels flexible so that the arteries do not clog or get blocked and cause a stroke. Dark chocolate has flavonoids that help in improving blood flow to the brain and the eyes thereby improving vision. Moreover, they also help in fighting against free radicals because they have antioxidants.

Benefits for women

Dark chocolate also contains nutrients like potassium, selenium, and iron which help in many other ways. Selenium helps to regulate thyroid and boost immunity while potassium on the other hand is beneficial for helping with bone density which is very essential for females as we age. The flavonoids mentioned above which help in fighting against free radicals and UV radiation are also essential to fight against anemia. Dark chocolates when consumed release endorphins that trigger you to relax and are most needed at your stressful or tiring moments to give you the boost or the happy high. Dark chocolate aids in weight loss because of its low-fat content and low soluble fiber making it a good dietary snacking option. They also have zinc which helps in metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Being someone who craves sweetness after each meal, the chocolates from Beetees melt. My love for dark chocolate was finally satisfied when I found their bars actually being true to their word of providing unique and delicious chocolates.

Their chocolates are made from all natural ingredients sourcing the freshest and finest ingredients that make these chocolates delectable. They are now one of the leading brands in making artisanal chocolates.
I tried their 72% dark, 48% milk and 54% coconut milk chocolates. The first thing that caught my eye was the absolutely beautiful packaging that the chocolates came in. Not to forget the artistic design on the boxes and wrappers that are sure to make heads turn. They were packed with extra care so that they do not melt in transit. I should definitely mention the choice of sugars being used in these chocolates that make them all the healthier like palm sugar and brown sugar. I had the one with palm sugar and I must say the chocolate did taste different than the previous brands of dark chocolates I have tried. It did make a difference in my chocolate tasting experience. I personally loved the coconut milk variant since I found the taste new and refreshing. Being fans of dark chocolate I must also say my kids enjoyed tasting the bars as well.

Review of why we walk

My review

This is my second ebook from the very cute author Siena. Absolutely love the way she’s been doing this. I enjoyed reading this as an individual and as a parent to my kids. This book is based on bringing awareness to kids on why we walk so that it causes no harm to planet earth and how we do not contribute to the global warming by choosing not to take the vehicles that send out emissions.

Siena goes to school by walk with her father daily. She initially talks about the varied types of clothing they wear according to the season. Her dad pulls a red wagon that carries Siena’s bag and at times her. The wagon also has winter wear,, doesn’t that sound cool.

On their way to school father and daughter play a game on spotting squirrels and mostly her dad gives up even though he spots them first.

As she grows up, Siena is curious why as to they walk and there are many others who come by cars and buses to school. That is when her Father let’s out an important lesson for all of us that the exhaust from the vehicles hurt the planet which we should be preserving for the next generation. By walk we make sure we do not contribute to the bad deed of harming the planet.

A simple storyline that emphasizes the need to preserve planet earth for the next generation.

About the Author

Siena is a young author from Canada who loves long walks and enjoys being with her dad. She chose to write out their little adventures as books anonymously.


Shannon Willvers is a Canadian illustrator, who loves drawing digitally and also enjoys watercolors. This book is made equally enjoyable to read because of the cute illustrations that support the story

Book review of Parenting Tweens


The book is an attempt to make parents aware of the pre–teen issues and give them solutions based on my experiences. There is so much literature on parenting babies, toddlers and teens but nothing specific to the tweens. A tween has many different and unique issues than a toddler or a teen.As we all know the pre-teen years are the foundational years for a person that prepares him /her for his /her life. A healthy, stable and disciplined foundation sets a child to take on life, studies and society in rightful manner. This is the age when the child starts to become independent. S/he wants to take independent decisions and wants to make choices, whether it is dress to wear or the food to eat. This is the age when a strong bond is required between a child and the parents and age-appropriate freedom should be encouraged.

My thoughts on the book

Parenting would encompass all age groups of children but we predominantly come across people talking only about newborn, toddler and teenagers.

The word ‘tween’ might sound new to many and can even see a lot of raised eyebrows because it isn’t much commonly used across not until the present says.
It is high time that we start talking about the age group that is between 10&12 and discuss the changes that happen along.

Jyoti’ s book would come as a handbook to many parents and make them understand that it’s not that their children are behaving differently but it’s natural because of the changes they undergo and how we should be handling them. It is this age that we parents require patience to understand what’s happening and in return handle them with love. It is this time that we do not react because we feel they are acting as if they know much of the World around and understand that it’s the inner self letting them want to explore the limits of their independence.

The book has 23 chapters that discuss all about the preteen age that needs attention. Right from the way to connect , to how to deal with issues ranging from mental health to food the covers it all.

Each chapter is carefully crafted to address what’s the title line in a crisp manner. Keeping in mind that this is also the age that they get a lot of social media exposure, Jyoti has also included a chapter that specifically talks about Cyberbullying and what its effects are.

Peer pressure and stress is the most common issues that spoke up during this age group and they need to be carefully analysed before getting to any solutions or conclusion.Peer pressure can be positive or negative and I was glad that the author chose to address both in the book.

Delayed gratification is something that does wonder in parenting, though it’s good to start in early ages it’s utmost value is realised only when we see our kids in the preteen age group.

Disciplining the kids during this age group is necessary but also requires certain strategies that need to be carefully done. The author breaks those into crisp pointers that makes it easy for parents to understand and act accordingly.

I love how every chapter ends with a brief conclusion section that summarises the chapter in toto.

About the Author

Jyoti Kaur, is an architect, who is also following her passion for writing and blogging. She is a
proud daughter, and strives to be a supermom.
From working actively in a design firm full-time, to now getting the privilege to work part-
time from home, Jyoti never missed the experience of each little phase of parenting. She
has enjoyed every moment of being a mother and her parenting journey has been incredible
as she’s now more like a friend to her daughter, than a mother.
She loves to share her parenting journey on her blog Mom Captures Life with all the new
moms out there, and her experiences as a mother is something which every new mother
can relate to! She also captures snippets of her life related to Parenting, Travel and Lifestyle
in her blogs. She shares useful tips, product reviews, her travelling experiences and
expresses her views on health, education and lifestyle.