Dealing with the loss of a loved one

Losing a loved one can make your shatter like the sky coming down on you. Grieving is a natural response to loss, many of us fail to understand how it can affect lives.

The loss of a loved one can make irreparable damage to what we say the foundations of our lives. This damage is prone to affecting both the mins and body.

Preoccupied with thoughts, memories and images of the loved one, having difficulty in accepting the reality that they’re gone, waves of sadness and yearning about them is all part of the grieving process.

It’s been six months since my mom passed away, but i still find it difficult to come to terms that she’s gone. Waiting for her to open the door while I knock, checking on me if I had my meal not just once every meal of the day, checking if I’ve taken medicines, that tender love and care when I’m sick, those gossips during coffee, lying down on the lap, falling asleep on her shoulders during TV time is all something that I yearn for now.

I know that won’t happen now, but still my heart fails to accept and makes me ask the supreme ‘ please just one more time’. There are days I feel absolutely normal, and days I cry like a baby. Not just a metaphor I really do. Somedays I find it very difficult.

My sleep cycle has gone for a toss. Blame my photographic memory, not sure if it’s a boon or a bane, I keep getting visuals of mom’s last few days with me on repeat. Which makes me not shut my eyes. But there are days I fall asleep unknowingly.

I am still trying my best to deal with her loss. Began to focus on reading how to process grief and deal with it. I thought why not share it here, might help someone who is on the same phase like me.

Grief can be classified into acute and persistent grief.

The first six to twelve months after the loss of someone we experience acute grief.

If it lasts over 12 months, it is termed persistent grief.

Chronic stress is commonly experienced during acute grief, it can lead to a lot of physical and emotional issues like anger, anxiety, pains, sleep issues amd depression. But if the person is old these signs shouldn’t be ignored.

People with persistent grief need to take therapy or counselling to deal with it by taking up cognitive behavioral therapy. But for acute grief there are certain ways that can help you ease.

Take new responsibility

Losing a loved one will also lead to you taking up new responsibility. Say like cooking, households chores. This can probably add to your stress but can be a mood uplifted experience if you take it in a positive way. Focusing on task can help you divert from grief.

Healthy diet

When you are under stress it acts as a trigger and makes you crave sugar and fat. Feel good, high calorie and high fat foods is what people reach out to make them feel better. But it can worsen your condition. Planning to take a well balanced diet will definitely help you maintain good health.

Sleep cycle

When you deal with grief your sleep cycles get affected. You might find it difficult to fall asleep, wake up a number of times and not having sound sleep. But following a sleep routine on a regular basis , avoiding screens close to bed time, avoiding caffeine and alcohol can help for a sound sleep.

Move your body

A daily walk can help in easing depression, agitation and sorrow related to grief. We find ourselves less motivated to go and workout. In that case a workout partner or a group ca help you sort this out.

Look after your health

Our general health gets ignored when we are going through grief. But dont take it lightly. Set reminders for any tests that you should be taking, tablets or medications. A little help from a family member to remind you doesn’t hurt.

Reach out to people

It’s most painful to see people and the outside world but also important to not miss the connections. This would serve as a reminder that you are not alone and when you feel isolated you have family and friends to help you out and be the supportive hand. Go out for a coffee, invite people for lunch. If not be in touch with someone over mail Or call.

Grief affects mental and physical health to a great extent. Reaching out to help and help make a betterment in your mental health is not something to feel shy or to be hesitant to ask of.

This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter.”

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva andNoor Anand Chawla.’

Must have blouse designs in your wardrobe

Be it going to office, staying at home, running an errand, supermarket trips, cocktail parties or attending marriages the desi girl attire saree can never go wrong. Variety in materials, comfort, patterns and level of work give you much options to choose them for each occasion.

But it’s the blouse that makes the entire saree in an elevated look. Wearing a heavy work blouse for a simple saree can definitely make heads turn. Statement pieces are staples in your wardrobe and can literally match any saree. If you have a wardrobe malfunction with your sarees, the blouse can be your game changer.

In addition to to fabric, it’s the stitch and the style that does the talking. So always make your tailor a good friend because though you can pick up showstopper designs from Pinterest, you need a good tailor to implement it to reality.

Here are some must have blouse in your wardrobe.

The Maharani Blouse

Heavy work at the neck, can lift up the entire look of the blouse. Bonus point it saves your budget for jewellery. Having one of this in gold or black can elevate your saree wearing experience. Keep it half sleeved or full sleeved both works magical.

From mirraw.com

Crop top style

The next time you shop for crop tops, choose the ones which have dull tone or something that would match with any fancy saree like your ruby red and dark blues which are commonly known as jewel tones. Fancy sarees can be paired with these to make a styles statement.

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Low back or deep neck blouses

Flaunt your back with these lower back or deep neck blouses. They can be pretty simple or even have very heavy work being done. They can be paired for party wear or even wedding wear heavy kanjeevaram sarees. A saree tassle added makes it more interesting.

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Fancy back detailing blouses

Blouse designs mostly are concentrated either on neckline, sleeve or the back. Back neck designing take a lot of creative thinking, you can either opt for cut outs, sheer with embroidery or go for a heavy stone work. They add more depth to your saree dressing game.

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Boat neck blouse

This has been on trend for long and will continue to be a head Turner. The sleeve can be half or full sleeved. A wardrobe staple so you better have one of these in yours.

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Short sleeve or cap sleeve

A simple blouse that has short sleeves is always your fairy Godmother for your sudden saree days. Can be worn for work or even party wear. Make sure you have these in standard shades.

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Halter neck blouses

Apt for party wear and for those flowy chiffons. All you need is halter neck pattern blouses in bold bright colours to make heads turn. Pastel shades work too.

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Maggam work Blouses

Heavy maggam work blouses are must have. If they’re part of your wedding trousseau your sorted for life. The rich finish and look they add to kanjeevaram sarees cannot be described in words. Red, green and gold blouses with maggam work pair well with most sarees.

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So ladies, I’ve given you some wardrobe gyaan for the blouses if you still don’t have some of these make them part of your must buys next time you shop. But an important point to note here is that no matter what blouse you choose, make sure you have a supportive innerwear. Based on your choice they can either elevate the blouse or even lead to wardrobe malfunction. I will cover that in a separate post about how to choose the right innerwear.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.’

5 Valentine’s Day outfit ideas

We still have few more days for February 14, the date that comes with a lot of stressors and i bet outfit shouldn’t be one .

Takes a lot of planning beforehand the place, the people, the food , the gift and most importantly what you’re going to wear. An outfit that makes heads turn is something what we all dream of. But when I choose my dresses I also keep the affordability factor in mind.

Because it’s no ordinary day and you will definitely make efforts to step up your dressing game. Well I’m here to help you out. You’ve got to look festive but also cheesy.

An intimate date, a galentines day dinner with gang Or stuffing a large pizza in your couch no matter what’s your plan the outfit will definitely need an Instagram selfie.. Don’t you agree?

Pleated flair dress

Who doesn’t love pleated gowns. Though it’s elegant the fit and details will definitely make it a better option for Valentine’s day. Plus if it’s the colour of love your dress up game is sorted. Buy here.

Flared dress with belt

A flared dress with an amp up element like a belt is another showstopper. When there are detailing on the sleeves if they’re cuffed and the entire outfit is self designed it’s win win. Buy here.

The desi girl maxi

Who doesn’t want to rock the desi girl look that’s gonna make you look the hottest on the floor. A flared maxi with a deep V neck line that has exquisite embroidery is sure to make heads turn. Buy here.

Belted jumpsuit

Belted jumpsuit are best in style statement and giving you that chic look. Pair it up with a belt and you’re all set to rock the evening. Buy here.

A line maxi

A line maxi can always be a backup. They never go out of trend and always make a statement. A dramatic sleeve can up the simple A-line maxi to a statement attire. Buy here.

The dresses I’ve put together are all budget friendly. So without burning a hole in your pocket here are five outfit ideas for you to rock this Valentine’s Day.

So all you ladies hurry up and men nothing more than a lovely attire as a gift so you can hurry up too.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva andNoor Anand Chawla.’

Monster max and the marmalade ghost – Book review

Blurb

Second book in the hilarious Monster Max series

Max is an ordinary boy, except that he can turn into a monster when he burps…

Max and Peregrine are volunteering at an old people’s home, when strange things start to happen. One resident is walking on the ceiling, one is riding their wheelchair through walls, and Reggie says his marmalade is haunted (no one listens). Can Max and his friends work out what’s happening to protect his family and the local community?

Things aren’t looking good: the Marmalade Ghost is turning into a sticky Godzilla, Max falls out with his (joint) best friend, and then just when it can’t get any worse, someone kidnaps Max’s cat, Frankenstein…

Time to ‘Protect and Do Good Stuff!

Review

Apparently this is the second book in the series is what I got to know. But im reading this first. And upon completing I’ve come to a conclusion that id have to pick up the book number one and will eagerly await the book number three.

So usually when you read a book series it is always a good practice you start from the beginning. This is just to make sure that we get to know the plot the characters or any previous happenings. But reading the second book first I don’t think I missed something majorly but maybe much more deeper understanding of the characters.

The book aimed at middle graders but id say is a fun read for me as a parent as well. Though my kids aren’t middle grade they did enjoy when I narrated it. The humour here and there made it an enjoyable read.

Max becoming a monster when burping and getting back to normal when sneezing, allergic to flowers and being flown away when sneezing all events make it enjoyable when kids visualize it.

But on the other hand I must appreciate the illustrations that equally supported the story. I completed the book at one go though it span to 190+ pages.

Max and Peregrine helping out to save the parents, Frankenstein and cat kidnapped and what they face , how they overcome, the inventions of peregrine their actions taken to ‘protect and do good’ their motto is entertaining and keeps you intrigued.

Volunteering an elder home, experiencing strange things finding out whether the marmalade is haunted or no even makes you curious as readers.

A fact to appreciate that is the humour is age appropriate. Robin Bennett and Tom tinn Disburg have done a great job.

5 ways to overcome writers block- the bloggers league 2022

Whether you are a script writer for a movie, a lyricist, a full time researcher working on a thesis or someone who writes as a hobby, you are bound to experience writer’s block at some point of time.

No person could say that i sit down and write whenever I feel like and nothing stops me. The writing flows uninterrupted and I do not find myself stressed when I do it.

At some point of time, there would be a pause. A stoppage beyond which you cannot proceed and you don’t know why and how to overcome.

The three main reasons why writer’s encounter the problem is that the timing which isn’t suited for the to continue writing, the deadlines or the time for them to put their thoughts to words. The fear of being seen by others and being judged for their writing. The thought to be a perfectionist is another thing that causes the block.

Here are five ways which will help you deal with writer’s block.

Read

If you are someone who is an avid reader you cn definitely draw in some inspiration from your favorite authors. Sitting down to read an article, a small chapter or even some poetry will help you. Even if you don’t find yourself reading most of the time just reading before you sit down to write will help and give you some motivation. This will help focus your mind to write or even imitate writing of your favorite authors.

Pomodoro technique

People are most productive in 25-minute blocks says the developer of Pomodoro technique, Francesco Cirillo. Use an app Or timer on the watch for 25 minutes. Do not get distracted. After 25, take the much deserved break that you want.

Listening to good music

Sometimes all you need is a soothing music or a voice to make your brain work. For some people they constantly need a voice or a sound in the background to work on. Something like a white noise is what they would need to make them continue writing. Or in other suggestions some jazz would work your brain nerves to keep it working.

Clear the head noise

Let your mind be given time to wander freely and embrace serendipity. Let it get distracted. Forget about what you are writing. Go to a movie or watch a random show on TV. Give yourself a surprise. Reading or getting to know or experiencing sometimes outside your niche also helps the creative juices flow.

Listen to a writing podcast

The writer’s block is a lonely feeling. It gives you the feel that you are the only one experiencing and struggling with it. These writing podcast offer like minded writers some motivation , support and strategies to keep them going. Look up one, listen to it and get back to writing.

Writing is hard work and we all encounter writer’s block at some point of time. Don’t take it hard ok yourself. Give yourself some time to come out of it. Accepting that you have a writer’s block will make it even harder. Find a creative way to come out of it.

This article is written as a part of The Bloggers League conducted by Vidhya Thakkar Neelam Sharma and Siddhi Palande powered by Penguin India, Dreamland Publications and Acclidesign should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Hosts are not responsible for any infringement caused.”

8 must watch movies for Valentine’s day – The bloggers league 2022

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. People are busy planning to have the perfect day and make it memorable for their partner.

Though we do say that we love our partners all throughout the year and it doesn’t need a single day to show that off, still the day has its significance and so does what you decide to do.

Even if it’s not a million dollar gift, a small gesture or an act of love will definitely make it more special to the both of you.

We still ain’t out of the pandemic, though we do have all the public places open to visiting, nothing is more enjoyable than making yourselves comfortable at home and getting the vibe going.

I’d suggest taking the day off spend the time just the two of you, doing things that you always wanted to. Sip in a coffee peacefully, making preparation for a good old meal at home of course one that has both your favorites, a nice warm shower and settle in for a good movie.

Here are my favorite picks which I hope you would also enjoy watching on Valentine’s day.

When Harry met Sally

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan have been best remembered for their roles as Harry and Sally. The movie is proof that communication and humor definitely keeps your relationship going. Absolutely must watch for the realistic dialogues I’d say.

The notebook

Who will forget the iconic rain soaked kiss. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams have shown palpable chemistry in this romantic classic where they’re separated by World War II and reunited later.

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Matthew McFadden and Keira Knightley version is definitely my favorite adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen. The humor, wit and not to forget to mention about the sexual tension between both leads makes it a great watch for Valentine’s day.

50 first dates

Am one of the die hard fans of Adam Sandler and his movies. This one with him and Drew Barrymore in the lead will absolutely take you on a laughter and a cry roller coaster ride. Imagine a veterinarian falling for someone who has short term memory loss. The movie will guarantee to take you through a varied range of emotions. He will definitely sweep you away in his exhaustive attempts to recreate the first date for her to remember.

You’ve got mail

Who will forget this evergreen movie. I remember this coming up on HBO’S movie list for every Valentine’s Day and also on romantic line ups. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks team up for another blockbuster. Being rival bookstore owners but unknowingly becoming email pen pals sounds an interesting plot doesn’t it?

Sleepless in Seattle

One more from Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks that makes its way to the valentines day watch list every year. Keeping you thinking ‘ will they or won’t they’ dance throughout the movie and especially for the sweet moment where Sam’s son calls up the radio station where Annie works to find a partner for his widowed father is too cute to not miss and remember when you see this title.

The proposal

I cannot count the number of times I’ve watched this movie over and over. Neither it has bored me nor the people who I’ve recommended this as well. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds make this one a hilarious and at the same time romantic. A must watch rom-com if you aren’t someone who loves cheesy romantic movies.

P. S. I love you

No Valentine’s Day is complete or comes to an end without thinking of this movie. If you’re a book lover like me this was one movie I loved the adaptation as well. Hilary Swank and Gerrard Butler take you on a tearjerker in this movie where Swank discovers motivating notes from her late husband.

Settle with some wine, scented candles, cozy rug and a remote control to enjoy this Valentine’s Day and you could also go on a movie marathon. Who wouldn’t like an all day lazing around with movies to watch, ordering in food and sipping some wine.

This article is written as a part of The Bloggers League conducted by Vidhya Thakkar Neelam Sharma and Siddhi Palande powered by Penguin India, Dreamland Publications and Acclidesign should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Hosts are not responsible for any infringement caused.”

Valentine’s Day gifts for the makeup lover- sustainable gifting options

Ever since I posted about skincare or makeup products that harm the environment as part of my #causeachatter project last year, I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries on options that are alternatives and that are sustainable too.

Sustainable fashion has now become a trend everybody follows suit. Procuring or buying only what you want has made people take wise decisions when it comes to shopping. A lot of people have also considered picking up from thrift stores and also donating clothes to the same which they deem wouldn’t be of much use to them.

Gone are the days people raised eyebrows when you mentioned thrift store. Now that every tom, dick and harry has consented and following sustainability, it’s a sign that we are moving towards a cleaner planet.

So if fashion is sustainable, the next thing that should would be makeup and skincare . Brands have adopted strategies that make their production more versatile to save planet policies.

Not only brands consumers have also been able to make the switch after seeing the awareness and it’s benefits. They’ve started to be picky and choosy and most importantly particularly stress on clean beauty or sustainable beauty brands that they would want to purchase from.

With Valentine’s Day just right around the corner, here are some sustainable beauty gifting options for the makeup lover.

Reusable makeup cleansing pads/ makeup removal towels

Wipes have been a major contributor to pollution. With the fact that they are not degradable for over years it’s high time we make the switch to cleansing pads. These pads are reusable and also helpful in removing tough makeup.

Here are two of my favourites.

Earthy rhythm – click here to buy

Simply nam – click here to buy

Magic cotton pads or removal pads

Quite often we also use wipes scented to keep the skin fresh. A pack of wet wipes is surely a constant in most women’s handbags. Now worry not as these cotton magic pads not only enrich your skin cause it has olive oil but also helps in makeup removal as well.

Dromen co – click here to buy

Blush sheets

As much as there is innovation in every field makeup industry doesn’t fall back as well. Instead of carrying a pouch with products and brushes here’s to just carrying an envelope. These blush sheets helps in fixing your makeup in one swipe. The sheet absorbs excess oil and makes skin appear fresh and supple.

Dromenco blush sheets – click here to buy

Green beauty or clean makeup

Brands on the quest for making makeup products safe also lead to a lot of products that deliver maximum results and are great on the skin. Cruelty free, toxin free and environmental safe products are being produced and here’s to sharing my favorite brand. Daughter earth is my recent find and I’d definitely recommend.

Lip and cheek tints – click here to buy

Concealer – click here to buy

Cleansing balm

Last but not least, the makeup remover category has been my recent obsession. I’ve been discovering new products that help make the process easier. Mine being a combination skin oil cleansing to remove does not always work 100% for me. I’m sure many would face the problem too. That’s when you use a cleansing balm that helps make the process of makeup removal much easier. These balms blend well and help in removing makeup much easily. Sharing two of my favorites here.

Earthy rhythm – click here to buy

Plum goodness e-luminence – click here to buy

A little self gifting doesn’t hurt so ladies why wait, gift yourselves this season cause we’re worth it.

Also gifting options that are a sustainable choice ensures that you think about the environment as well.

All the links shared above are not affiliate links. These are products which became my favorites post my personal purchase.

This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter.”

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.’

Valentine’s Day gifts for book lovers – The Bloggers League 2022

February 14 valentines day is just right around the corner. The days I’m between quickly pass on in the blink of an eye. Now is the time you get worked up thinking what to gift.

The gift needs to be thoughtful in such a way that has to benefit the receiver as in be of use to them so must be related to something related to what they love doing.

If your valentine is a book lover, you needn’t worry as you have a lot of options to choose from to gift them. Being a book lover you needn’t just gift them books because there are a lot of other related stuff to books that are quite new, innovative and thoughtful

With just a month left, here are few gift ideas that can light up your Valentine’s face.

Bibliophile journal or planner

Who wouldn’t love a gift that helps them track their reading goals. With sections like checklists for actions like reading and related activities. Recommended read lists , or titles from genres this would be a good choice of gift to get them to track their reading journey.

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Bibliophile cushion cover

Every reader has a reading nook or a cozy corner where they prefer reading. They’d definitely have a cushion to make them comfortable so why not gift them a bibliophile cushion cover that resonates their reading mood. This would be great gift to enhance their home decor too.

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Abibliophobia mug

Does the word ring a bell or makes you panic. Is your valentine one? Or if you are hearing this word for the first time, it’s the fear of running out of books to read. A cool gift for your bibliophile valentine to sip that mig of hot chocolate while reading.

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Bibliophile postcards

Though we don’t write letters these days. This gift can rekindle the love for writing letters. Crafted with foil to give that original touch to the bookish mentions, these postcards are carefully curated to look exactly like a book and a treasured keepsakes.

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Metallic bookmarks

Bookmarks come in all sizes and shapes. This particular set is so very cute am sure a person who is not fond of books will also find these adorable. They are affordable too.

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Magnetic bookmarks

Book reading lamp

Many of us love reading at nights. If your valentine is also one such I’m sure they will definitely fall in love with the design of this lamp. In the shape of pages of book this will definitely be a valuable addition to their bookish treasure.

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Scented candles

Who doesn’t love scented candles and the aromatherapy they offer. Especially when your reading the candle takes it to a different level amping up the ambience and giving the who place a new vibe. And choosing a fragrance that is loved by your valentine will give you bonus points.

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I hope you would have now zeroed in on any one of the options above. Hope your valentine would appreciate your gesture of gifting them something relating to what they love.

This article is written as a part of The Bloggers League conducted by Vidhya Thakkar Neelam Sharma and Siddhi Palande powered by Penguin IndiaDreamland Publications and Acclidesign should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Hosts are not responsible for any infringement caused.”

Why is Chidanand Rajghatta’s Book Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman a Must Read?

Kamala Devi Harris or simply Kamala Harris was a name that rang in almost every household in India right from the moment the elections were announced in the United States. Forget that she won, even before that the Indian subcontinent saw a magnitude of social media mentions involving her Indian Origin.


The journey to becoming the Vice President of one of the Supreme powers in the World being an immigrant is not an easy feat. The struggles, the path that held challenges all shaped her personality as a daughter of recent immigrants and becoming a woman of higher authority in the United States.


Donning multiple hats, taking care of the family and being a rigid Vice President Kamala Harris manages the role quite remarkably. Her path to winning the election was not an easy one especially with her coming from a non-traditional background.
The phenomenal woman that she is, her story is truly inspirational to all women out there letting them know that they can be bold, fearless and ambitious.


In her own words as she says,


‘We not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be. We shoot for the moon … We are bold, fearless, and ambitious. We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome; that we will rise up.’


This was part of her inauguration night address. These are not just words from speech but a positive affirmation that every woman can not only dream but can also do wonders. We will rise up should be the daily mantra that would work and make miracles in every life.


The biography describes her struggles on her path to success, the challenges she faced to see her rise on a Land that was not her native. The book Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman describes her Indian and Jamaican connect, but a deeper introspection in her Indian relativity. Being a woman of colour her ascent to occupy one of the highest positions has been explained with attention to all details involving her expedition to become a superwoman.

Why is this book by Chidanand Rajghatta a must read?

Lessons to learn from her Biography

  • Kamala’s single-minded focus and determination is a lesson to all women that they can be independent when it comes to carving their career path. Kamala not only secured admission to UC Berkley but was also capable of taking care of her studying expenses.
  • Her unshakeable confidence and zeal were proven when she owned the stage upon her winning the elections. Her speech wherein she mentioned that Women sacrificed so much for equality, liberty and justice when they are overlooked but in fact, they are the backbone of the democracy.
  • The United States had a surrogate to the President which was not seen in all these years. Joe Biden chose to make her an equal powerhouse with authority and importance by his own design and his consent. His confidence in her depicted her importance to him. It isn’t easy to achieve that. And for the First time the TIMES magazine which published the person of the year as only the President, in 2020 published the picture of the Vice president alongside the President. Such a prestigious moment to celebrate.
  • The White house communications can now never be seen without Kamala’s name or comments in each dispatch depicting her influence which is seen significantly.
  • Breaking what has long been a male preserve, Kamala went first and followed up with remarks at the Pentagon during Biden’s first foreign policy speech.
  • Kamala is clearly seen wading into foreign policy deeply with Biden’s guidance and can be evident to the world when she spoke with the Canadian and the French Presidents in her first outreach with foreign leaders. This was considered as an exclusive domain of the President until Kamala changed that she could do it too.
  • Leadership came to her as easily, and once she said, ‘Lawyers have a profound ability and responsibility to be a voice for the vulnerable and the voiceless.’” Which was the reason she chose to pursue a legal career.
  • Her decision to become the prosecutor rather than the defender raised many eyebrows including that of her mother’s. It became a much sterner test than passing her bar exam for her to convince the family and friends that her decision was wise.
  • ‘I knew quite well that equal justice was an aspiration, I knew that the force of the law was applied unevenly, sometimes by design. But I also knew that what was wrong with the system didn’t need to be an immutable fact. And I wanted to be part of changing that,’ she writes. ‘When activists came marching and banging on the doors, I wanted to be on the other side to let them in.’ Her reading about brave prosecutors opened her eyes to possibilities of working from the inside. She gained a lot of courage to fight from within and help people too.


The book quotes a lot of life instances that can serve to be a sense of inspiration that to make a change one always does not need to be on the opponent’s end but could also fight from within. One needn’t be quiet just because it is a male preserve but can serve to be the change and show that women aren’t incapable.

Why online shopping is popular? #ecommercebuildseconomy

Shopping is a therapy to many. Checking out the aisles of stuff going round trying to see if you could pick up something, look at what others choose to shop are all various events that one would notice when you set out to shop. They could also be disadvantageous to few.
When the pandemic hit, we were all holed up at our homes. Shops big or small were all closed up. The world of offline shopping didn’t expect to see itself going into a black hole which was taking it to darkness for an infinite period. And for those whom I mentioned that shopping was a therapy it was a total crash landing.


Ecommerce even way before pandemic was well established. In fact, there were a sect of people who stopped doing offline shopping and only stuck to shopping online. I myself belong to that category. I found that it made my way of shopping much easier and whenever I want to.


The pandemic was also the time when businesses decided that they will have to shift to the online paradigm. They knew that was the only way that the Business would continue to see the light until the pandemic ends.


Online shopping through e-commerce saw a drastic rise in purchasing capabilities thanks to the pandemic. Vendors continued to move ahead with their business collaborating by onboarding their business with already existing ecommerce majors or sought to make a standalone website.


While we still reel under the pandemic wave, ecommerce still continues to boom even if shops open up online because some of the recent users felt that the choice, they made to shop online convinced them that this could make it easier for them.


Vendors in the tier 2 cities also saw through vast expansion in their reach through the online venture that they decided to go on with it even if the pandemic is gone forever. If it is boosting your economy why not continue to do it was what they thought.


The steady rise in the shopping trend also contributed to the economy. Be it whatever category that is being shopped the country is benefited through the taxes. So this helps boost the economy of the nation as well.

So why would people continue to shop online or why does online shopping remain popular trend?


Ease of shopping.


Ecommerce brought in the comfort of shopping from home. I needn’t get squished in the crowds or wait for the sales person to show me other options similar. I can shop while cooking, reading or even while lying down on the bed.

Everything within few clicks


The technology in ecommerce is so very advanced that within a few clicks and scrolls I could shop for the entire family. Right from choosing to making the payment it is all very simplified.

Options to share


Say I’m shopping for my mom, I don’t have to drag her to the shop, make her wait and patiently check on what she chooses. With the apps available on phones, we could check and share across, get to know the choice, make payment and get it delivered. Especially a savior if you stay away from home. Also makes both of you happy, doesn’t it?


Unlimited choices


The ecommerce website algorithm is so well versed in understanding the human actions because while you keep shopping, we are also shown similar interests or even options that would go well with the commodity that we are about to buy. This makes our planning much easier. Say I’m buying an attire, I also get suggestions on the accessories that would go well with the look. I needn’t go look for it separately that I just hit one click buy this combo and my job is done.

Ease of payments


The biggest problems when it comes to offline shopping is the big queues at the billing desk. The change for the currency and the working condition of card swiping machine. It really makes you go nuts when you’re almost about to get your cart billed, the card machine stops working or there is no proper change.
Online shopping has hassle free payment methods like using debit cards, credit cards, net banking, UPI and digital wallets. Added to that you get amazing discounts if you’re using any particular type of cards.
You also get the option to choose COD(Cash on Delivery), I don’t think that would even be possible when you do offline shopping.

There is no worry of theft in case of shopping in a crowded place, the payment you make is secure.


Cashbacks


Online shopping payments methods also offer various cashbacks which is great to lure in customers. Who wouldn’t want to save some money?

Augmented reality and virtual reality

This has made it easy especially when it comes to trials in case of apparels and accessories and the order of placement when it comes to furniture or home décor. I cannot really imagine how the piece of décor or furniture would suit my space by imagining it over in my head rather than getting to see a real image of how it would actually look on my screen.


Reviews and comparisons


Reviews and comparisons between different brands is made clear when you shop online. You get to know what you actually buy is going to be genuine and worth the investment that you are going to make. This won’t be possible in offline shopping.

Online shopping has way more advantages than its disadvantages. The ecommerce industry is continuing to see steady rise as we speak as the word of mouth and even digitization spreads its benefits. As long as people continue to shop online, they would be seen as one of the main contributors to the country’s economy.

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