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Glimpses from 2017 / Rewind of 2017 / Happy New Year 2018 from Madraasi

Glimpses from 2017 / Rewind of 2017 / Happy New Year 2018 from Madraasi


It’s just few hours more for the clock to tick 12:00 and the rise of the next year 2018. First of all, let me thank everyone my viewers, my followers, my friends, my family, and the most important people my haters, WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY, HEALTHY, PEACEFUL, WEALTHY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2018.

Happy New Year

When everyone has been sharing their resolutions, I would say no to resolutions, as I never plan things, planning gives only flop to me. So anytime and every time, I wish to take what all happens to me in a positive note, If it’s good – happy me and If it’s bad – lesson for me.

Live and Let live,

If you don’t want to live at least let others live

Worry only for yourself,

If can’t best to move out rather pouring negativity

Be Happy and spread happiness

If not stay calm in a corner

Talk Less – work more

If not best to sleep

Be yourself and not be others,

If can’t …”

Stay Positive, Strong, work hard and Remember the word KARMA

2017 has been more and more successful year to me in blogging (my profession) and personally it has not been neither happy nor bad. On the whole it was too much of hard work, too much of patience, too much of stabilization to my mind and soul, in short, I have learnt to overcome things. I am proud to say that I have left all my negativity, fear and now it’s only brave, courage and ready to face anything that comes to me with positivity.

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Happy New Year 2018

Finally, in this year, getting ready with the note “I am brave enough to face anything without any sentiments and no more tears and anger but only with a beautiful smile”.

In my blogging journey –

  • Brand Ambassador Jamie Oliver Food Revolution.
  • Features – 2 times in Deccan Herald and a time in Aval Vikatan with 25 recipes from the leftover food.
  • Celebrities –
    • Met 5 master chefs at World on a Plate
    • Got a chance to be a part of the cook-off with Master Chef Kunal Kapoor
    • Met the ICON of INDIA / GOD of cricket – Sachin Tendulkar
    • Met Indian Master Chef. Sanjeev Kapoor for the 2nd time in my life
  • Collabration –
    • Restaurant Reviews – Marriott, Hard Rock Café, Taj Yeshwantpur, Kabab Studio, The Whitefield Arms and so on…
    • Kitchen Appliances – Preethi Kitchen Appliances (Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder) …
    • Few launch events with renowned brands – Prestige Home and Kitchen Appliances, Wonderchef, Danone, Sachin saga, Skola Toys, Tropicana Essential Nutrients…
    • Product Review – Ekgaon (online shopping platform that connects farmers across India), Epigamia, Lal hit, Unibic cookies, Care and Clean, Pantene, Olay, Leonardo Olive Oil, Cipla (Yes mom Challenge), Dr.Oetker Chocolate Peanut Butter, Nestle Maggi and more…  





Launch of Sachin Saga (mobile game) by Sachin Tendulkar, Bangalore

Launch of Sachin Saga (mobile game) by Sachin Tendulkar, Bangalore

Got an invite for the launch of Sachin saga animated mobile game depiciting “Sachin Tendulkar” by Jet Synthesis at ITC Windsor, Bangalore.

Arrived on time, as the game was to launch by the Hero of the Game / Icon of India – “Sachin Tendulkar” itself, there was tight security. One could see pilots around the area, along with tight security, entered the hall where the launch is to happen after the security process.

The game was displayed and the interested people where allowed to play for few mins. There was a small crowd of news reporters, T.V channels, Cricket critics and Bloggers. The event started by the host with a little intro to the game, and then there came the key persons of Jet Synthesis to share about the features, how, when, where and why the game came into existence. They told that there were 30 motion cameras for the shoot, it took over months as they interacted with Sachin to follow and understand his styles. Moreover, they also stated that they have team spread across globally to work for the game.

After 30 mins of time of all these conversations, there entered our Icon of India – Sachin Tendulkar, everyone stood at their place and welcomed him with a huge applause. Really, I felt like a dream sitting there and it was a miracle in my life, since I never ever dreamt of meeting Sachin Tendulkar in my life. No words and not only from me, we could see the excitement, shock from each and everyone over there.

He shared his experience in the making of the Game – Sachin Saga and there was a interaction session. Next to that, all our cards was asked dropped at the entrance of the hall, later it was taken to Sachin and he was asked to pick three cards. And the respective person of those cards where given 3 chances to play with Sachin Tendulkar and we had a visual treat of Sachin batting infront of our eyes within meters of distance. Later the first three people who played the Sachin Saga game was called to the stage, and where gifted with a cricket bat which had the autograph of Sachin and the more luckiest part was they received it directly from Sachin with Beautiful clicks.

Inspite of crowd, I somehow managed to take a selfie with Sachin Tendulkar – Icon of India, I would proudly say that this was my very first feel towards that word “LUCK” which I kept on longing throughout my lifetime.

I would like to thank third child – MADRAASI for what am I today, without you nothing would have been possible in my life. Next comes my followers, friends, family, well wishers who kept and keeps supporting me still now.

The #YesChallenge and my changes towards parenting 

The #YesChallenge and my changes towards parenting 

I am a mom of two kids, and most of my friends are also moms, that means I come across the word “No” more than any other word. I have been saying “No” – when my kids want to get drenched in the rain, when they want to have more than one ice cream, when they want to touch the plants along the sides of the roads, when they want to have street food and so on. The list is endless.
As a positive thinker, with respect to my attitude in life, I wondered how come this “NO” entered me?
Then…I came across this video…

In the sphere of traditional parenting, kids and parents are often pitted against each other. One side looks to raise the other side by imposing their ideas of discipline and responsibility while the other, the kids’ side is all about fun and frivolity. I think these days, with the internet, we also have a lot more information on our side, so we don’t need to be as cautious or over-protective. While I have read several parenting books on the mother-child relationship, I have come to believe that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to being a parent. It’s all about evolving as a parent and in some cases, joining a parenting revolution! So, I decided to take up the #YesChallenge!

#YesMom Challenge

I can tell you there was definitely a drastic change in my life. In just a short time, I would say that there has been a tremendous growth in the connection between my kids and me.
It was lovely when I started playing with kids, hearing their stories, and together we had so much of fun, spent days in laughter – I felt myself happy, fresh, and the child within me was alive and joyful. After I joined them in the rain, dancing along with them, they have started to help me in the kitchen! I feel refreshed, my energy levels are up and my house work is done in minutes because of my little helpers! I can happily say I have much less stress.
From the kid’s point of view, they are now more open, they keep telling us what is happening in their lives and also, they approach me like a friend. Let me tell you about a recent situation.

#YesMom Challenge

My son has always wanted a pet- it changes from week to week, sometimes day to day! Just thinking the entire mess, not to mention the care that comes with another being in the house, I have always answered with a resounding no. Now, with my new #YesMom attitude, my son broached the topic again and was completely shocked when I came back with a big Yes!
But don’t worry, it was not an unconditional yes, I explained how he would need to be old enough to take care of the pet himself, how it would need to be a small pet-like a hamster or rabbit that would be comfortable in our apartment. And for the first time in our conversations about a pet, he listened, understood and even agreed! No crying, no tantrums! I was quite impressed with the brand that took this initiative of starting the #YesMom movement, ActivKids Immuno Boosters by Cipla. It definitely has touched a chord in my life. Plus the brand promises to build immunity in kids by providing uptp 100% RDA of key immunity nutrients through a yummy choco-bite format. I have seen my kid is definitely more active and cheerful after using this product. I will continue using it to see more benefits

#YesMom Challenge

I have already told all my mommy friends about about #YesMom concept and I strongly believe that every mom out there needs to give it a shot! As a mom, you won’t believe how much closer you will be with your kids. The #YesChallenge has completely changed my views on parenting- it is no longer something I have to do, its not a chore, instead now it’s a collaboration with the people I love the most in my world- my kids! I recommend this to all the moms out there!  Now let’s all join our hands, you can be a #YesMom too! With a promise of no more “NO’s” we can build a strong future and make our kids positive, happy, responsible individuals. Do you think after reading my story you can be a #YesMom too? Take up the #YesChallenge and share your story. It will inspire thousands of other mothers to adopt this new age parenting technique. Plus you might also get a chance to meet Mandira Bedi on the #YesMom day.