The Most Adventurous Thing in my Life

Adventure is something we feel in our daily life ! Hi, I am a kind of person who always want to fly high in the sky but at the same time scared of heights too. It’s a rare combination where you are having reverse relationship with a thing you had ever dreamt of but had never tried to do the same.

I had always dreamt of doing Paragliding alone but flying alone was something that always haunts me.

I was in Goa for 3 days for official conference and the last day was sports day where we all can try any water sports. Firstly,I had never been so close to sea and all the scenic beauty of sea what was in my mind was completely different and the reality was totally opposite. Instead of blue green water it was black.

We ride on boat and was looking at the sea suddenly huge waves appeared and we were back and far away from the shore. For the first time I tasted sea water which was oily and dirty. For a moment, I felt as had drank kerosene oil and started coughing. We started once again and this time we were successful and boat reached in the middle of sea. There was one more boat waiting for us and it was for Paragliding. All my colleagues were waiting for their turns. We all were in the same boat and yes it was the first time for each one of us. We decided we will be flying in pairs so that one is feeling little secure emotionally. Trust me, like good students we paired our self but I found no one to fly with me and I was lonesome to experience this flying. My heart was sobbing from inside and it was screaming inside No Never but having a big smile on my face said Oh! No Worries! hahaha!

Finally the so called instructor was giving me instructions that we will bring you back in the sea water. You have to just touch your heels and imagine you are running like a good student nodded. Armored with safety kits and safety jacket was thinking as if am a gladiator or a warrior going for a war.

When the flight has taken off from ground and hit start going up and started screaming a lot like a kid who is scared but hides it in screaming and shrieking. Yeah ! Yeah ! and tried looking down was feeling my heart will be out.

I noticed blue and clear sky and found some dolphins swimming in the ocean and completely amazed. When I start enjoying by the time the slot was over and was back into the boat. So, must say It was happy experience and had enjoyed it thoroughly.

Celebrating Big Day with Wedding Cakes

Whether you’re saying “I do” in the depths of winter or on a sun-soaked beach in the summer these wedding cakes, from three-tiered homemade creations to glam, couture-inspired confections, are sure to inspire.

Cakes are not only delicious treat but a visual delight may be its two tier wedding cake with flowers, cupcakes, stand or full of fresh fruits and much more. The list is long and its going to be yummilious beautiful delicious journey of cakes.

These days, we are having lots of cakes having different designs and all are made using lots of colours by way of fruits as cheery, strawberry and much more. We have lots of options to choose from variety of designs and infact there is cake catalog so that one can decide which one to go for.

There are different types of the wedding cakes, there are traditional wedding cakes, wedding cakes based on flavor, smaller cakes or individual cakes, frosted cakes, and cupcakes. The traditional wedding cakes are white color, including decoration and icing of varieties, such as butter cream, almond. etc.

 

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The wedding cakes based on flavor contain selective flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. The smaller cakes or individual cakes are efficient in terms of cheap price. The frosted cakes are popular due to a large amount of cream. Cupcakes have a variety of different forms. As this is easy to make, it is one of the most common cakes people have.

In modern society, the most popular wedding cake is called “Traditional stack cake”; “this is where each layer of cake – which can be a different flavours to the next layer – is positioned directly on top of the last”.The Traditional stack wedding cake is similar to the traditional cake, both are filled with fleshed flowers offers more visual impact and height. Meanwhile, cakes can be divided by traditional pillars as well, Perspex separators that can include jewels, shells, flowers and the like or can be completely separated by using traditional chrome stands.

Lets enjoy the more of celebrating happiness through the wedding cakes and enjoying life

The Wedding Season is in the Air

This season we have all that golden zardozi border, brocade work, chanderi silks, velvets, raw, cotton, pure silks etc to name a few. We all want to look the best of the best on this special occassion.

Now, who doesn’t love Indian weddings? The music, the food, the drinks, and the uncles with their “screw the light bulb” and “pet the dog” (whatever that saying is) awkward dance moves. This is the time when each girl shines. She looks the best she’s ever looked and she’s going to dance like no one is watching her, this is OUR time girls! Who knows, maybe you’ll even find the man of your dreams at one of these weddings

As the wedding season approaches, everyone wants to try different wedding color combos you’ve never seen. From old age to kids, all start picking the golden, silver, wine, mauves, browns, reds, fuschia, yellows, oranges, purples, greens and you name the color its present in the weddding.

One’s Wedding is a new step into new life but for some its a nostalgia as everyone is lost in their own memories. Everyone wants to be a part of theis glam sham season.

The wedding season is here, and every bride-to-be and groom-to-be would have discussed a zillion times how they want their big day to be.

Some great ideas for the Lifetime Affair called Wedding –

Let’s see :- What’s in for this Wedding Season?

For Dashing Dulheraja / Groom / Men :-

For Wedding :- We have Silk choga, kurta and churidar and jootis

For cocktail :- Tweed suit and cotton dress shirt and Silk tie

For Sangeet – Linen achkan with buttons, silk dhoti and one can go for sandals
Interestingly, men too are opting for this colour, in subtle shades though, if not for their wedding, for the pre and post ceremonies.

Slightly toned-down shades of coral are being used in kurtas.

In fact, some are even opting for coral silk dhotis with black or white kurtas for morning weddings.

Coral jackets with gold or silver zardozi work look extremely dapper when paired with royal blue or black kurtas.

For Beautiful Dulhan/ Bride / Women :-

For Wedding :- We have Silk choga, kurta and churidar and jootis

For Engagement :- Embellished halter neck satin blouse and net and velvet saree, Jhoomar, bangles.

For Bachelorette Party we have Sequin sheeted dart silk dress,

For Mehndi :- Tussar silk lehenga embellished with gota work, net dupatta, Earrings, bangles, bracelet and maangtika,

For Sangeet – Velvet embroidered underbust anarkali that flairs into a multi-coloured tulle panel.

For Cocktails – well fitted lace gown with sexy heels.

Be it their wedding trousseau or makeup, this mix of orange and red is finding favour with brides this wedding season.

A lot of women are wearing sarees, lehengas, anarkalis as well as corsets in this colour for the festive season.
“Coral is the new red and gold these days.

Not just clothing, but a huge chunk of accessories are inspired by this shade that’s a cross between red and orange.

In fact, the best part about this colour is that it has a lot of variants.

One just needs to match the right degree of coral with their outfit and complexion and they are bound to make a statement.”

A coral dupatta with a white lehenga or a coral saree with a bright blue or white blouse will do the trick.

In fact, coral shaded accessories like bracelets, necklaces and danglers can make any simple outfit stand out.”

Earrings or necklace sets in this colour start as low as `200.

“Coral foundations give a soft blush to the skin, rather than making it look powdery.

Coral lipsticks and nail paints are versatile. Make sure they are matte in texture. In fact, coral nail paints are a range among youngsters; they’re seen sporting it on a regular basis, since it an brighten up any look.
So, for what we are waiting for we just need to get it going and ready for the new BIG day and this is the first post on wedding talkies where everyone in their lifetime is going to meet this affair called marriage ceremony, wedding ceremony, nuptial ceremony, nuptials, union.
Till then see you next time with some more interesting topics related Wedding.

The Power of Words


Words have incredible power in our lives. For one, they provide us with a vehicle for expressing and sharing our experiences with others. Most of us don’t realize, however, that the words you habitually choose also affect what you experience.

Ephesians 4:29 says, “Say the right thing at the right time and help others by what you say.” There are words that need to be spoken consistently and when they are they can have a great impact on your life.

Here comes the beautiful song :- “More Than Words” by Westlife


Transformational Vocabulary is about how you can take control of your habitual vocabulary to change the quality of your life. Simply by changing your habitual vocabulary—the words you consistently use to describe the emotions of your life—you can instantly change how you think, feel and how you live.

According to Compton’s Encyclopedia, the total number of words in the English language is around 750,000. Of that number, guess how many words we habitually use: 500 to 2,000 at the most, which represents only one half of one percent of the language.

In Roget’s Thesaurus there are more than 3,000 words describing various emotions. Of those, there were 1,051 words for positive emotions and 2,286 for negative emotions; roughly twice as many negative words as positive words!

Think of the implications.

Giving encouragement to others infact encourages us only in a way that we are totally in syn with the environment that things start turning in our favor and we are happy in doing anything in life.

The great Russian author Leo Tolstoy continually fought against suffering. Even when he was excommunicated by the ecclesiastical authorities, he contemplated events with composure and poise. He retained his blazing single-minded spirit of struggle. He reached the conclusion that he would retain his creed of “rejoicing no matter what”:

“Rejoice! Rejoice! One’s life’s work, one’s mission is a joy. Toward the sky, toward the sun, toward the stars, toward the grasses, toward the trees, toward animals, toward human beings- you may as well rejoice.”

The more we are happy in our life the more we attract all the good and positive things in our life.

I believe in The Power of Words and have full conviction that words have the power to change the things in one’s life.
So, every day holds magic and we can feel the magic around just by picking up the right words that we can use in daily life. I am really looking forward for all the replies in a way you all share great experience with me.

Inspiration that keep me going

There are different peoples in the history of mankind who performed extraordinary tasks despite of major disabilities. When someone with a disability is able to overcome all the hardships of life then it becomes a legend and golden history. It takes a lot of strength and a complete no-fear attitude to go as far as these highly successful people with disabilities have.
What I, had learnt, from my life till now that we all have the power inside us and we all are wearing cloak on us and we believe that someone else from outside will come and will lend a helping hand so that we can come out of any obstacle or hardship we are facing.

Actually, there is nothing as such obstacle or challenge its all in the mind. We just need to open the door of our mind and we will see so many doors are already open and we have the key for our own happiness.

You don’t believe me just look into mirror and you will find the best person to answer all your questions and know better you that what you know about yourself.

I bet you, will have a BIG SMILE on your face.

Ok not convinced yet, fine.

Let me take you to the real world example :-
1. Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran is considered as a golden and great legend of human history. She was born to family in Chennai. She completed the degree of Masters in Economic from Mumbai. She remained one of the most talented students of her university and she also got certain certifications on different achievements. But unfortunately, on one of her return trips from Mumbai to Chennai, she met with an accident that resulted in amputation of her right leg.

After a successful therapy, she was given an artificial leg and after that she did different excellent tasks. She performed different extraordinary tasks despite of this major disability. One of her achievement with this ability includes that she got enough fame after becoming most accomplished dancer of the Indian Subcontinent. She received different invitations from different parts of the world to perform the dance shows in their countries. She received different awards from different organizations on her extraordinary performance.

2. Marla Runyan

It is said about her that at the age of nine, she suffered from a problem which was considered a form of macular degeneration that left her legally blind. Despite this major diability, she performed different extraordinary tasks. She remained there time national champion in the women’s 500 meters race. There are also different types of research studies on her that shown the fact that she also won four gold medals in the 1992 summer Paralympics.

In 1196 Paralympics, she also won silver in the shot put and gold medal in the Pentathlon. She was also officially declared as first legally blind Paralympian to compete in the Olympic Games that were arranged in Sydney at that time. She has also written her autobiography under the title of “No Finish Line”.

 3. Albert Einstein

 


The Mathematician/Physicist who had a learning disability and did not speak until age 3. He had a very difficult time doing maths in school. It was also very hard for him to express himself through writing.

I had always had this one question is WHAT is the main factor that gets them going despite of these physical challenges?

I got the answer is ATITUDE.

“THE ATITUDE IS THE ALTITUDE OF THE SUCCESS.”

“SUCCESS IS NOTHING, SUCCESS IS EVERYTHING”

So, dear friends here’s the most inspiring video of the song that had inspired me a lot.

 

Lets us all create our beautiful story despite of little little pops ups or obstacles.

 

 

My Trophy Case at WordPress – Big Thank you !

I am very happy to share with all that today

my blog https://hipstervoice.wordpress.com/

has reached  at the new junction where had received :- 

My Small achievements in the world of publishing :

50 Likes of My Blog in the month of September’14 where it was only 5 likes in the month of January’14 when had started my writing journey and 20 likes in the month of March’14 . I am so happy

The no. count of my dear readers had also increased from 5 in the month of March 31, 2014 to 20 in the month of June’14

My heart fely gratitude to all of you !

Big Thank you

My Crisis Angel

Crisis Angel is an angel without wings and yes it does appears in everyone’s life ! Its all about the time, situation, and how you take that situation to affect you it depends upon you entirely !

I remember the beautiful quote ,”Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” John F. Kennedy

It was the last day of my cousin coming back from Kashmir and when we heard about the news of J&K floods a national disaster where there was no possibility of living beings to be alive also. The more we tune into the stations the more we came to know about the disaster.

We were not able to connect with him as network connection everything was missing and we were in the cross roads as from where to begin and where to left? That day, in fact we all were together forgetting everything happened in the past and once again we stood as a Family against this strange situation, where we don’t know whether where to start or to end with . Yes! We were worried about our cousin but at the same time all other living beings also came into our minds.

We were feeling so helpless and suddenly, my mother told everyone that all of us to pray so that there is no loss of any living being. With this thought we started but my aunty was totally inconsolable and was bursting into tears.
I remember my mother sharing the lines of Bhagwat Gita,” Life and Death is in nobody’s hand”.

It was very difficult to control her as we did try a lot. It was mother’s heart and it will be at peace if she will be hearing any news of her son. We showed her news as how many mothers are waiting for the children and how mothers of Army People are so brave and courage at this time of crisis and are helping others to reach at safe places.

Somehow, she gathered courage and she stopped crying and had something as it was 3 days now so everyone start having something.

The Law of Universe works wonder as everything we gives to the environment it send us back. The whole family was at our home and we all starting spreading hope and positivity in our environment and when we spread hope and happiness we are also getting encouraging at times.
It happened after 5 days we had received call from my cousin that he is fine and will be with us the next days. As the flights will open and yes he did mention that during these 5 days Life did taught him some important lessons of life. Life is short and one should enjoy as much as it can.

What I learn from Crisis is :- Through each crisis in my life, with acceptance and hope, in a single defining moment, I finally gained the courage to do things differently.”
Little about #NEFLOODRELIEF :-

The on-ground team at Assam has concluded needs assessment and thereafter completed relief distribution in Kamrup district. The focus now is on 2 villages, Badaka and Sildubi of Goalpara district where 180 families are much in need of basic necessities. In Meghalaya, the survey is in progress in the hilly regions of the Garo hills.

Please connect with our Assam Ground Coordinator Baishalee (+91 99549 60506) or Meghalaya Ground Coordinator Allanson Wahlang (+91 98638 48041), faculty St. Edmund’s College for more inputs and any assistance you may be able to provide. We are also in communication with Garo DC Mr P. Bakshi .

Over 2000 families in Garo Hills area alone are in need of urgent relief. And add to that areas of Assam (such as the 180 families in Badaka and Sildubi in Goalpara, Assam) and you have a substantial number of areas needing relief.

To support the #NEFloodRelief work, we need extensive and generous contributions. Due to bad road conditions and lack of airlift provisions, we cannot ship materials, instead, will be procuring relief materials locally with the help of our on-ground partners and distributing them to the affected areas.

The details of the donation centers where you can send your funds are given here.

Do your Bit here http://incrisisrelief.org/

Bluefly

Being recognized as by the title of “Blue Fly” the highest award given to a dancer ever, Mariam had fulfilled her childhood dream of being a dancer. It’s the story of a young girl who she had always believe in the power of 3 D’s in her life: – Determination, Dedication and Devotion. Using the power of 3D’S she make one thing DANCE.

Belonging to poor family, she or no one had ever thought of that she can win this title. She was the youngest child of a farmer. Since beginning of her childhood, she use to run on the trees with her toes and start dancing randomly at times she had fallen from the trunk of trees, but next moment she was again rehearsing and rehearsing.

Always helpful to her mother in sowing the paddy and in fact she used to love it and in fact in wet land she use to sow as if its wet stage and she has to dance on it.

Somewhere her mother and father had seen her rehearsing on wet land and they were happy to see the daughter’s passion towards dancing. From that day onwards, they start teaching her the art as how she should learn the art of balancing by walking on the thin trunk of a tree. At times, she had hurt her feet and her parents use to apply oil on her feet.

Somewhere, they were also sure about her dream that it will come true.

Being parents, they always want to give the best to their children somehow they start believing by supporting and helping her she can follow her dream and she need not to work on the paddy fields anymore.

There is a saying, “Where there is a will, there is a way”. It was the right time when she came to know about the Dance audition happening on the small level and junior dancers were required for the lead dancer. Her eyes flashed as if the journey towards her dream was about to started.

Taking the blessings from her parents she started from home but what she didn’t know was actually it was the path what she was looking for!

Finally, she had managed to reach the place and to her utter surprise there was proper procedure as firstly, they will really identify by going through various tests.

The next day, there was total of 40 candidates and all were told to dance on the toe for 10 minutes, followed dance on wet land for 20 minutes and then running and dancing on the trunk of trees with ease.

Hearing this all candidates were little upset, but Mariam was all set to proceed further and she did dance on toe, wet land and balanced herself on the trees. Which was very stunning performance as she was the only candidate to pass all tests.

Later she came to know that actually she is the lead dancer as there is no requirement of junior dancers as the news was little confusing. Later, she came to know that the performance is actually on the global level, where she has to compete with other dancers coming from different nations. Hearing this, her eyes were filled with tears of happiness and pain of struggle. It was actually that one opportunity to what she was looking or waiting for so long.

After a week , she on the stage of Performance where she outshined herself and also won the title of “Blue fly”. It is the beautiful beginning of her new journey.

The day she landed India it was not other day but Diwali – Day full of lights in everyone’s life and when she reached her village the parents were dancing with joy the dance of happiness. Later that day, her parents shared their passion for dance and how they had decided to help her in fulfilling her dream. Actually, it was her parent’s dream which was fulfilled by Mariam. Really! it was Diwali that brings lights in her family and it remains forever in their lives !