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Hilly Terrain

Out on a holiday with my family for five days, we visited a hill station. We had to reside in a guest house over there. The house could be an aspiring destination for many. A small parking slot in front of the house that accommodates 3-4 cars with a cute garden at its center holding the touch me nots in it. It’s a great fun playing with these touch me not plants. As we enter, the drawing room makes way to the dining and the bed rooms. The steps at one corner lead us to other bed rooms on the next floor. All this is just one side of the coin. The best part is the environment and nature. The rainy season showed its presence from time to time. Standing at the window, the rain sprinkling some droplets of water on your face followed by the cool breeze with not so bright view but hills overlapping each other will never let you move away from the window. Moving on to the loggia, your sight will be filled with the pine trees grown very long behind which traces of hill tops wave their h

Life Span Booster

Too obsessed with “fitness”? Well, relax! Sit back and think for a little while... how many posts and news have you read regarding fitness, exercise, health, life span and stuff in the past one week? Surely, the number is pretty good with everyone. Not to worry, you are on the right track. The prime mandate of life is health and for that of health is fitness. I know everyone wants a longer life (Hey, I join the list too!) I heard many saying “keep yourself fit, it helps you live longer” But many never mind them, for everyone needs a ‘scientific proof’.       Fine then, it’s time for everyone to believe that. Scientists from University of Buffalo have come up with the result of their research in the dependence of exercise on lifespan. They put forth some exciting things that may tempt you to exercise. Well, it’s all the game of Dopamine besides the genetic factors. Dopamine, a hormone shows positive effect on life span and body weight of a human. Dopamine, mostly remembered as the

Is this happening at your home?

And finally the time has come for her to be accredited as a “successful home maker”. Yes, a successful daughter, wife and a mother in her long journey of 45 years till date. She started off with her BA literature, a degree considered a great one at those times. Well, that was her interest! Her parents and family was her hill of support and her fascination to the subject lead her to a success with 70% in her first and second years. Dreaming of a career in literary aspects, she wanted to pursue her masters in the same subject. How could everything be so simple in life? If everything goes by our aspiration, its happiness all over right! She had a speed breaker after her second year. The great eve of life, wedding! Her opinion was asked and a general answer “I will marry after my studies” was given. Of course, the reply also was a routine “you can do it after marriage”. Then was the time for her to keep quiet and accept the decisions that everyone around took for her. The silent g

Smart Phone

I have seen numerous articles on advantages of smart phone. Today, not having any work, I sat with my smart phone thinking of its use to me. Well, my mother gave a use “This is what you us to chat with people”. Of course, right! I just varied my thought to an alternate direction. Eventually I started smiling and ended up laughing. Want to know the reason? It’s the advantages of my smart phone! It is the best paper weight on my study table. This is what I do when I study and obviously this is what distracts me! If you are not at home or a long way off the mirror, your phone is your mirror. If you have a protective case for your phone, it is going to be a wallet too. Yes! I always place money in the phone case instead of carrying a purse. And this is why I spoil my phone case too! Another advantage with the case. If you are really angry, you have nothing around and have enough trust on your phone that it won’t break, you can show your anger on it. It can be used as a support for writ

The Teddies!

Majority of folks devoid of age concern are great fans of these teddies and barbies. Well, you could be one. I join the club too! It is exciting to know the existence of fan clubs for these. Why all this discussion? At this point, you need to question yourself. Are these just for play purpose? If your answer is no, then you are on the right channel. These toys could add up a great quotient to the score of the interiors of your house. In fact, this is what done in our house. I had a collection of barbies and teddies in my childhood. Like most, I don’t play with them much at present. I never expected these toys to be the interiors of my room! The corners were arranged with a glass of semi circular shape over which my teddies sit. Another akin glass piece with all my barbies cooking is arranged in opposite corner. Well, my room looks like the class room of a kinder garden! Of course, I like it. The environment is very creative in the room. I think this is the reason why kinder gar

Anger Room

A typical home consists of bed rooms, dining, kitchen, drawing room etc. Well, all these are sufficient to meet the regular necessities. Then why a concept of a room called anger room? We are common people and may not be able to control our anger sometimes. We don’t even know what is rolling out of our mouth at that time. Those words may be hurting for some. Some may even feel offended by them! To avoid such situations, please don’t get angry. Well, this is something not feasible right! This is the reason why an anger room is necessary. Whenever you get angry, just get out of the place and go to that room. And the room should be supporting. It should be sketched with some peace quotes, light and soothing colors and pleasant interiors. The room should allow you to do your favorite thing so that your blood pressure goes down. If you want to know the advantages, there are many. Firstly, the peace of your home is not disturbed. Your relationship with the people around is maintained. Y

Greenery in Interiors

Have you come across any room or a house with some plants or other greenery inside? Well, I have been to a hotel today and its interiors included this component. The room had a small partition at its center and the top of it was made convenient for the arrangement of plants. The plants were kind of miniature or bonsai ones. By adding this to the interiors, beauty was a plus, but something else matters! The carbon-di-oxide released by those plants. Plants release oxygen only when they are exposed to sun light. All the other times, they are also going to be normal living things that take in oxygen and leave out carbon-di-oxide. This is the reason why we are not suggested to be near trees at night. So, we are just adding up some more temperature and pollution to our room for some beauty. I have seen some houses with rooms having a small lawn at the center. But, it was OK as most of them were in the presence of sun light by the arrangement of transparency to the ceiling. If you ar

Twinkling stars

Each of us has their own plan for their dream home and the bed room. But most of them would be a part of routine ideas. But I have got this crazy idea when I was sitting on the terrace of my house today evening.  Well, as a contribution to the World Environment Day, we decided to switch off the power supply for some time and all of us were on the terrace. It was dark already, and we stayed there enjoying the dark sky with the little stars twinkling here and there in the sky like some fish in a lake! It was a great relaxation and we returned after an hour or so. It was really a great experience and the initiative was also good. What if we have this beautiful view that never allows you to take your eye off it every day by the time you sleep? You got me right! A house on the top floor and the bed room with a transparent ceiling is all what you need. Entire ceiling need not be transparent but a part of it also renders the experience of the scenic sight. Just as you lie on bed, befor

TV in the house

Not a single house today can be found without a TV. Technology has shown its impact on the world. The prices of the early models have gone down to a considerable extent. Well, people started to agree that TV is a part of the list of necessities or comforts but not luxuries. You have one in your home right? Well, if you have more than one, it’s a matter to think about. There may be a plethora of reasons why you have purchased more than one TV. But, once they become a part of your house, they surely show an effect right! May be 2 televisions can be considered to be normal depending on the population of the house. If it’s a joint family, one TV may not meet the needs of everyone. But if it’s more than that or if you have more number of TVs’ being a small family, disadvantages are a complimentary! If you are rich enough to accommodate a TV in each room, it’s good. But, if that’s the case, everyone would prefer to sit in their own room with their own gadgets. If you live without any i

Why Pre-launch?

When you want to buy a house, you have to select one. Many questions arise in the selection. Of course we are not bothered about all of them. Let’s narrow ourselves whether to select a ready to occupy house or a pre- launch one. Well, though there are only two choices, you need to consider good number of factors in making a choice. First question to pose for yourself is “Is it an emergency to shift to a new house?” if the answer is yes, you know what to do! But if not, most preferable option is a pre- launch one. Why? You may have a plan for all the amenities in your own house. If it is ready to occupy, some of the amendments that you need in your dream home may not be possible. Works like painting, furnishing the house as per your choice you be possible only with a pre-launch or under construction house. Setting interiors of your preference making necessary arrangements would be easy. Especially, cleaning is a major advantage! Once all the work is done, cleaning before you shift t

Kitchen Sketch

It’s no more the time for the stale old types of techniques in the kitchen. May be a new house or a one in which already you are living, modern kitchen stands as a prime requirement right! May be a small family or a joint one or a single occupancy in a house, you need to cook food and it requires a kitchen. Well, great mechanical advantage is derived with the implementation of modern kitchen techniques. Getting deeper into physics! It also reduces the necessity of manual labor. Modern kitchen includes amenities like modular kitchen which includes a drawer for the food wrap, crockery and others separately. This provides easy access to corners. A chimney at the top of the stove that absorbs up the heat produced during cooking. A good ventilation facility with at least one window in the kitchen is a necessity. An arrangement for movement between kitchen and dining would be good. A place preferably at the corner fixed for mixer, grinder, juicer etc. Tiling for the side walls for a mi

Gated Communities

Have you ever tried categorizing the houses? If we are to partly split the houses into two types, it could be gated communities which include houses of may be similar type grouped together and the other is ordinary ones which include independent houses, apartments and all other kinds. Well, it could be a personal opinion in making a choice in the above for you. But, if we are to compare all the aspects in facilities and comforts, we can come to a conclusion that gated communities serve good. Typically, land owners would prefer building an independent house in their land. Looking at the advantages of gated communities is surely going to change your mind. Not just independent houses, but apartments are also a part of some of the gated communities. City of Gold plan Good facilities of security are provided that may be expensive or unavailable in other houses. Traffic free surrounding inside the community allows a good play for children as well as a better walking zone for everyo

Pent house

Human brain is bored of routine and always fascinated to go out of the box. Might be your daily jobs, the people you meet, the places you visit on a daily basis bores your brain. Getting rid of it is practically impossible. All you can do is break your routine for some time once in a while. The same works with the home you live in too! Are you not bored of the routine type of houses you live in? Of course, making small changes in the appeal gives a new look but, you have a more effective way. Why not try a pent house? Well, it is the house on the top most floor of a building which is totally with a different plan from others not just in area but the luxuries too. Of course both the pros and cons are to be considered. Taking a look at the positive aspect, it is a step up for your status! Being the top floor, you can get a scenic view of the city and have good ventilation for the entire house. Isolation from others in the apartment can help you manage a personalized lifestyle. Generall