Friday 24 December 2021

How Surprise Someone Builds Future with Recycled Paper

Do we ever have a count on how many papers are used in our writing or how many trees are cut to make 10 copies? Though the world is going digital day by day yet many activities require paper. Creating a paper without deforestation is one of the best possible ways. In our recent #EnvironmentalTalks with Pinky Maheshwari we came to know various aspects of papermaking and the art of customizing. Let us share with you about the organization and the founders of Surprise Someone and interview insights with Pinky Maheshwari.

Surprise Someone

It creates paper from the waste rags and cotton and not from paper, plus the papers have seeds planted in it so when these papers are discarded a sapling grows into a plant; by this, the enterprise is not only contributing towards the environment but also creating a business model that is sustainable for years and years. 

To conserve the environment and reduce deforestation this enterprise is making a wave of change and showing the path to many aspiring entrepreneurs. This enterprise gives livelihood to many rural people, and it also received an excellence award in an innovative product category. It is in the list of best 50 Start-up India at the India International Trade Fair in 2017. To train 10,000 girls to be self-sufficient and educate them this enterprise has a bright vision for the future generation. 

Friday 17 December 2021

What Does EcoBloggers Community Say On Environment

We have been enthusiastically writing about the environment awareness posts in our #EnvironmentalTalks cause for the #CauseAChatter. We have carefully chosen the topics that bring the cognizance among readers and are grateful to all the Environmentalists and Founders of Eco-friendly enterprise guests who featured at our #EnvironmentalTalks sessions who discussed what a common person can do towards the benefit of the environment. 

Tuesday 14 December 2021

4 Top Reasons How Games bring Balance to Life

For every challenge we encounter, our zeal to counter the next multiplies. This is what a game teaches us, isn't it?

Yes, every game we play instills in us tremendous energy and enthusiasm. The beauty of the game is such that though we merely watch gameplay, we feel the hot blood rush until our favorite team wins the match.

1. Builds bond with family & friends:

Games help to build that special connection with family and friends as it helps to strike a fun-filled conversation, teaches to appreciate each other's expertise of the game, and most important is celebrating each other's win. It simply does not matter how big or small or indoor or outdoor game it is what matters the most is the involvement of family and friends while playing a game.

balance to life from Games - MeenalSonal

Tuesday 7 December 2021

How E-Commerce boosts MSME & promises better future #ECommerceInnovation

Gone are the days when a person has pushed aside for an idea to start the business, the main question in the old times was, who would finance your idea? We have heard many people saying that they had talent and ideas but due to lack of resources and support they took the normal path. Well, the time has changed and so is the policies and the way we look at business ideas. “Winners create their own story holds true when there is a full-fledged support system to back on."

MSME and E-Commerce relationship - auraofthoughts

In the 21st century, the face of the business is changing and a larger share of it goes to the E-commerce sector. According to the Nasscom research, year on year growth in the E-commerce workforce is 22 % . 

Friday 3 December 2021

How To Manage Fabrics To Build Better Future #EnvironmentalTalks

One more!

One more!

We fill up our wardrobe 

That adds to the chore. 

Yes! We all do. We fill our wardrobes with all necessary clothing and a few clothes are gifted and a few are bought on spur of the moment. The fact is that we end up with too many clothes in our wardrobe and sometimes we do not know what to do with them. To ease out this trouble we talked to Amita, founder of Bharati Reuse Studio in our #EnvironmentalTalks session and gained a few solutions for it. Let us look at the highlights of the session in the blogpost. 

Amita: Founder of Bharati Reuse Studio:

Amita worked as a Business Consultant for more than a decade in financial services, retail, manufacturing, government sectors. Being a mother of 2, she wanted to spend more time with family and gave up the corporate job. She became a yoga trainer and trained children to deal with allergies, obesity taking the guidance of their treating pediatrician. Yoga helped her with her spiritual journey and as a part of giving back to the environment, she started Bharati Reuse Studio to explore contemporary methods and requirements of fabric reuse.


Friday 26 November 2021

Take Good Care Of Your Hair- Traya Review

Have you recently been terrified by the amount of hair you see in your drain or around your house? Don't worry you are not alone. We have all been there. Statistics suggest that 1 in 4 women in India suffer from female pattern hair loss or androgenic alopecia between the ages of 21-60. And I found out recently that the reason for this is not shampoo, weather, or chemical and heat treatments like we are made to think. 

These things can indeed cause hair damage but they only lead to hair breakage and damage in texture and would not cause hair to fall from the roots. Today we are going to do a Traya review of hair loss treatment. 

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Women becoming the changing face of Growth through MSME #GrowingBusinessesTogether

Women word in itself holds an in-depth meaning and is a conglomeration of many different qualities. The major change that has today rolled out is in the women that their stepping forward has brought difference not only in their respective house, their workplace, the society but throughout the world.

Women could be said to be a pioneer of change. It is this change that took us to a level up in every field. Women are working independently and creating livelihood for many others through MSME that has generated incomes from 13.7% to 20.3%  in last ten years. To understand the analytical growth of the nation by assessing the women in charge, let us first understand what is MSME and how it has given women a platform to fulfill goals.

What is MSME:

MSME stands for Micro Small Medium Enterprise. Manufacturing enterprises and enterprises rendering services fall under MSME.

Micro – Are the enterprises whose investment in plant and machinery equipment is not more than 1 crore and whose annual turnover is less than 5 crore.

Small – Are the enterprises whose investment in plant and machinery equipment is not more than 10 crore and annual turnover less than 50 crore.

Medium – Are enterprises whose investment in plant and machinery equipment is not more than 50 crore and annual turnover less than 250 crore.

Wednesday 10 November 2021

How Blogging evolved us in Life

Every journey starts with that one tiny step and brings with it loads of surprises and learnings. Our blogging journey of 8 long years and still going keeps us motivated and energized to continue to travel on the road that we opted for. The path was not rosy though when we began, we sister blogger duo MeenalSonal curated the blog auraofthoughts to present the world power of positivity. 

Success and contentment can be balanced when there is a balance of hard work and consistency. It holds true for us where we have reaped each blog post with thoughtfulness, positivity, and care. We are ecstatic to share that we have completed 600 blog posts on this blog. And with this milestone, we would again like to pause and reflect on our journey.

blogging life - auraofthoughts

Tuesday 9 November 2021

BeFit For Life

Buddha made us understand the importance of health with this quote, “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” 

Keeping oneself safe from all the diseases and ill health is the top priority of an individual but due to certain conditions we fall ill or incur a disease that needs to be treated. If the treatment process is smooth and hassle-free then the recovery is also faster and medicines and procedures also work effectively on the body. When most of us have health insurance still there are many things we still have to pay for.  According to the news article, we all end up spending more in OPDs for our visits in routine health check-ups. So having OPD expenses covered in an insurance plan would be a great idea.

Monday 1 November 2021

Style Your Wardrobe With Stunning Fabcurate Fabrics

When we talk about fabrics and looms there is never one kind that resonates our mind rather, we have ample options to look into. Indian textiles hold a strong place in our lives and their grandeur of elegance is seen in our grand history. For ages, the fabrics from different parts of our country have evolved with the needs and requirements of the people and have adorned our wardrobes for every special occasion. 

Plenty of choices are always a treasure to a person and if one needs to pick from the best of the best ones then it increases our curiosity threefold. We had a similar experience when we were choosing the fabrics from the Fabcurate recently. It was like wandering into the world of beautiful fabrics all around. 

Fabcurate clothing MeenalSonal

Wednesday 20 October 2021

How consuming Dark Chocolate makes people Happy

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well, Virginia Woolf has very aptly stated the relationship between food and mental health. We cannot deny that when a person eats favorite food, the sense organs work in sync, and mood is stabilized respectively. 

Apart from the food we eat, desserts also play a huge role in stimulating our brain. If you have ever consumed chocolate you will know the smile and happiness that starts the moment you place it in your mouth. The sweetness plays a huge role and the after effect on it the body too. 

Friday 15 October 2021

How to complete Reading Challenge easily

When a challenge is accepted, a person tries to finish it with 100% dedication but most time we need 30% smartness with 70% dedication. Yes, you need to be smart to complete the challenge and look for all the guidelines of the challenge carefully so that you enjoy the challenge than feeling pressurized with it.

When we started with The Blogchatter Reading Challenge aka #TBR Challenge, we set a target of 52 books for a year for both of us. To date, we have completed 38 books in 3 quarters smoothly, and soon we shall complete the challenge too. We stick to the plan of how to choose the book if you are still thinking about what to read next, here are few pointers to select your next book.

Wednesday 13 October 2021

सुनहरे भविष्य की खोज : In search of Better Future : Hindi Poetry

Dussehra hindi poem - MeenalSonal

समय है यह वार्षिक स्वछता अभियान का ,

अपने आस पास और अपने आप को आंकने का ।

तराज़ू नहीं कोई, मोल नहीं कोई, ना तोल है ,

खुद से ही खुद को उत्तम बनाने की यह बात है। 

Tuesday 12 October 2021

True Relationship - Micro Fiction

true relationship story of sisters- meenalsonal

“You did it, I shall inform mother”, Tanu in assertive tone

“Do you think they will trust you”, Ruhi reverted ironically.

“You outsider, why you act as owner of the house. My wish, I will do what I like”, Ruhi picked up the pouch again.

“You may not consider me as elder sister but I do consider you as my younger one”, spoke Tanu holding her tears.

“Poor adopted girl!”, Ruhi said these three words again.

“She is my daughter and owns each right", mother patted Tanu while snatching the drug pouch from Ruhi.

That day, Tanu’s life changed forever.

This post is part of Blogchatter's MyFriendAlexa , where we are taking our blog to next level.

Thursday 7 October 2021

BookReview: Crime Thriller Faith And The Beloved: Kochery C. Shibu

Trust, is the foundation for the love but what happens when the trust is shattered by loved ones. The book 'Faith and the Beloved' by Kochery C Shibu displays varied angels of faith and many ways to protect their loved ones.

Book Cover :

The red book cover represents love and revenge too. And the book cover has a heart where one side is diamond, and another side is blood; it goes perfectly with the track of the story. The book cover is designed by Misha Oberoi.

Tuesday 5 October 2021

5 Scientific Reasons that support Fasting for Healthy Lifestyle

We all are working towards our health more sincerely post Covid 19 and have started many healthy routines that will stay with us for life long. While physical exercise, mental health, and a balanced diet are the three pillars to lead a healthy lifestyle, short-term fasting or intermittent fasting is considered as the fourth pillar for our well-being. 

Fasting is backed with religious values for various reasons and each person has their belief system. This practice of intermittent fasting is a very ancient method and is followed till date.

healthy life by fasting - meenalsonal

Thursday 30 September 2021

What is Green Therapy & How does Green Therapy help balance Mental Health

Humans prosper when multiple factors around them are in a balanced form and one of the factors is nature in synchronization with humans. Have you ever felt the change in your mood and behavior when you are close to nature or a serene place that is gushing with the profoundness of the environment? A smile passes through our lips, the heart is content, eyes have nature's beauty to enjoy and one feels good about everything. If you are nodding in yes then you have also experienced nature therapy.

What is Green Therapy or Eco Therapy:

Green therapy is the practice of being amidst nature for healing, it also boosts the well-being of mental health. Green therapy is called Eco or Nature therapy. This practice in the ecopsychology field was developed by Theorode Roszak. It is nature’s way of healing people in the emotional, social, and physical blocks.

Green therapy - MeenalSonal

Sunday 26 September 2021

Movie Review : Cinderella musical 2021 by Kay Kennon: Breaking stereotypes

Cinderella is a fairy tale that has been known to the world for many decades and it has been retold many times with a storyline ‘Cinderella who lives with her stepmother and step sisters wishes to visit the palace but her stepmother denies it, still she visits the royal ball with help of fairy Godmother, meets the prince, her glass shoe is left at the palace and the prince finds Cinderella with the help of shoe, marries the prince and happily ever after ending'. 

This storyline has been retold various times with the message of kindness, courage, and hope. The main virtue of watching the famous fairy tale is not to expect anything new as the storyline is known for many years and viewers have pre-notion of the final message too but this Cinderella musical will surprise you. 

cinderella moview review- auraofthoughts

Sunday 19 September 2021

6 Interesting Indoor Activities for Children

The parenting journey is full of experiences and challenges plus the pandemic made it even more challenging as the boundaries got restricted to the home itself. A child who used to spend an average time of 2 hours in outdoor activities got shrunk to indoor activities. Parents started looking for many activities that can keep a child busy, active and also make them stress-free at the same time. 

Even we as a family tried new activities that helped us to stay indoors with kids merrily that not only paved the way to creativity but also gave a boost to their confidence. Sharing with you all 6 such activities that make our house full of happiness and creative juices flow freely while we perform them with family members.

1. Playing Favorite Music:

Music can be a great mood uplifter on a mundane day, it boosts the energy of the house and makes the routine work sound interesting. Funnily dancing with the kids also builds the bond and eases the stress built on kids due to studies and a constrained environment. Just set your favorite numbers and dance out the stress that was building up.

Friday 17 September 2021

Plastic toys and their harmful effect on Nature #EnvironmentalTalks with Anshu Sharma

Toys and childhood go parallel in life and child get to learn many life facets through toys too, but how good are plastic toys for the child and how to lessen the effect of plastic toys on the environment is a big concern. Many times we question why we need change or why we need to replace the plastic toys for the green environment.

To understand this we invited Anshu Sharma, founder of Toysrep to discuss the effects of Plastic toys on nature and how a parent can select the toys so that it causes less harm or no harm on environment.

toysrep anshu sharma - meenalsonal

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Poetry : Solace hidden in a Box

find solace near you - auraofthoughts

U tiptoed in my life quiet and calm

New place to adjust and find warmth

Your shining contour gleamed so bright

Connection with U was a super delight

Me just stared you from afar

A little hesitant with confused altar

I wished a smooth journey with smile

Shared my lonely stories with pride

Thursday 9 September 2021

How and Why to celebrate festivals in an eco-friendly manner

The festive season is here, and so it marks the beginning of the positivity, laughter, and loads of preparations in the house begins. Many feel the buzzword of eco-friendly products starts as soon as the festive season embarks but the reality is the environment-friendly products are around the year only now, we focus on them. 

Most of us understand the importance of eco-friendly products or habits that can help the environment to retain mother nature but many times fail to reach the right channel. It is a proven fact that collective effort at a single time brings in the change, and that is the reason it is pleaded again and again by the environmentalist to make the wise decision during festivals. Mother Teresa aptly explained the scenario in the brilliant quote “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful”.

festivals with environment care - MeenalSonal

Friday 27 August 2021

Book Review Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef : Dream to become Chef

We are in a world where the change is constant and the change has to begin with the mindset. The book Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef by Vibha Batra published by Scholastic brings in the spark of change with the storyline. The detailed review shall give you insights into the book and whether you wish to pick this one for your or your child.

Book Cover & Book Title:

The book cover is very appealing with a multi-storied colorful cake and chef Pinkoo Shergill with chef cap and whisker. There is a shooting board in the backdrop too that gives us the hint of the entire blurb of the book. The title Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef essays the passion of Pinkoo towards baking. 

vibha batra pinkoo book - auraofthoughts

Thursday 12 August 2021

Valorous story of Brave Indian Soldiers : Avrodh, The Seige Within Web series

We all might have read about the valorous stories of our national heroes who gifted us an Independent India sacrificing their lives. While we have a peaceful life, our brave army confronts all the suffering ensuring a safe and happy place to live for us.

Watching movies based on their amazing deeds where they narrate the stories is truly an enriching experience. They immensely inspire us to strive for our country selflessly with great valor. I must confess that few of the movies are showcased for a decade, and to date that sparks the same fervor among us.

If you are willing to watch new web series based on the Indian army that truly makes your heart swell with proudness and drop a tear by seeing the effort of each officer in the army cantonment then this Avrodh web series is for you.

Avrodh Web series review - MeenalSonal

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Book Review Mystery Book : The Pandora’s box was left open

Pandora's box and the stories related to it always make a person curious to know more, the mythical story of the Pandora box is that a man left a box with her lady and she opened it out of curiosity, and then emotional and physical curses were released to mankind. This is an ancient Greek myth. The book titled ‘The Pandora’s box was left open’ by Dyumani Maheshwari made us also inquisitive to read the book. And we picked this at the #BookChatter at Blogchatter. So, let us see in detail the book fair at the curiosity level.


Book Title & Book Cover:

The title ‘The Pandora’s box was left open, Part 1st’ makes the reader incline towards the book, and being 1st part makes sure you have not missed any of the stories. The book cover has graphic images of detectives and their search for clues. With revolver and Mysterious file in the backdrop urges the reader to start the book and look for mysterious file talk.


Pandora Box Book - MeenalSonal

Thursday 29 July 2021

7 Best Organic and Safe Baby Washes in India 2021

Babies and their every stuff is there to adore, and the cuteness is overloaded around. We also ensure to give the baby the best of the best in every manner, be it a selection of baby lotion, baby massage oil, baby wipes, or be it a baby wash.

We always select the baby care products after a good research and also by the recommendation of our family and friends. There are 6 factors that I look into buying a baby wash that will help to keep the baby clean and at the same time is good for baby health and hygiene.

6 Factors to choose the Baby wash for new-born:

Baby skin is gentle, and one needs to be careful to purchase the product as any experiment with it will lead to skin rashes and allergic reactions.

Saturday 24 July 2021

5 Unique Gifting ideas for Friendship Day

A friend can be defined with many profound words as they hold exceptional value in life, so expressing the feelings in these poetic lines of Tanka poetry

Secret possessor

Groupie in every mischief

Foundation for trust

Buddies success and descend

Understands my inner soul

Friends are so special and every friendship bond is unique in its term. All sets of friends are the same yet different in the way they keep you going in life with uplifting words and also correcting you when required. Gifts to friends are also distinctive, so we are listing 5 unique ideas that can make your friendships day special for your lifelines.

Friend Gift Ideas - MeenalSonal

Saturday 17 July 2021

Poetry : Persistent Change : Breaking barriers to Rise

Turns and folds of human brain,

Builds numerous cages out of fear and despair.

Ambiguity of future paints our mind,

Plotting a change resembles an arduous time.

Tend to build heavy boulders with stones,

Every possibilities overlooked and back-turned. 

100's in number the thoughts muddle,

Uncertainty screams, sterility jingle.

Sunday 11 July 2021

How to win over Dilemma in life with 1 simple step

Were you in a dilemma to decide to work from home or go to the office? Or 

Were you in a dilemma to visit loved ones or stay at home for the safety of both?

Who among us has not been in a dilemma in recent times? We all are in a situation where we want more options for making the best decisions. Dilemma word itself means “A situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives”. From hundreds of options, you have to make the apt choice for yourself and others which varies from shopping, cooking menu, relationships. But why does such a situation arises?

To understand the dilemma let’s have a situation in the poetry manner where Keshvi is in the dilemma when it rains.


Saturday 3 July 2021

Midnight's Star : Friends to Lovers Book by Shilpa Suraj

Love has no boundaries and it crosses every hurdle. 

This stands true in the book titled ‘Midnight’s Stars’ by Shilpa Suraj in the Blogchatter book review program, where we write an honest book review in exchange for the book.

Book Cover & Title:

The book cover has a dashing man with shades with a slight frown. So we come to know though he is rich there is some problem in his life. When readers read the blurb they get more connected with the cover as the leading man of the book ‘Dev Arya’ is posted on the cover and he is visually impaired. The title does justice to the storyline.

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Can Dreams be inkling of Future: Short Story

‘No, no, this cannot happen’, shouted Mili and then dropped her rare pillow on the ground and the fall of a water bottle from the side table made her awake.

“Mili, get ready fast and come for breakfast”, said her mother in a tone that was enough to charge Mili to start her day with a sprang. 

Mili started to gather her books, assignments, project material and stuffed it in her bag that seemed to be gathering many substances from decades though it was only a few months old. 

Mili took one final look in the mirror for setting her frizzy hair that starts uprooting after a single stroke of comb or a smooth breeze. 

"Why can’t they settle soon, this hair stuff makes me go crazy, I wonder how girls manage to wear good hairstyles, it would take another few years for me to master it", mumbled Mili to herself.

Monday 28 June 2021

How Coding improves Brain Development: Leapwaters Coding Camp

The world is full of opportunities, it is just we need to tap into the right one at the right moment. In the past one and half years, children are bound indoors and another few months too due to COVID 19 pandemic. They will be at home for a longer time than any time before. While children learn many life skills going to school, kids are now coping up with their studies online and also they try to keep themselves busy so that there is no dull moment in a day.  

Parents seek different kinds of activities to keep the child busy. Mostly the development in children takes place at early ages and tapping this valuable time into some useful activities is most important. It is also important to understand the child's interest because one will explore things themselves if they participate wholeheartedly. Accordingly, parents can plan out what is most beneficial for the child to keep them happy and productive. With passing months child's brain starts accepting the physical boundaries but we can surely keep kids energetic in effective ways.  

Sunday 27 June 2021

Learn Skill in A 2 Z of Image Management by Swati Mathur

The way we portray ourselves is the way the world looks up to us and the impression we are creating to the world must be correct. Today we have a book that speaks volumes on Image Management, the book is ‘A 2 Z of Image Management, Guide to create your own brand’ by Swati Mathur.

Book Cover:

The cover of the book is simple by having a girl in simple clothes and wearing the hat yet it is striking the attention with the way she holds the hat with an attitude and confidence. From the cover, we get to know we are going to learn about simple yet effective tips of image management.

Friday 25 June 2021

Bloggers Unplugged: Blogging Guide Book for Beginners by Ruchi Verma

Blogging is a vast field and there are so many factors and knowledge required to maintain a blog that makes a vital place in the reader's heart. Today we are sharing a book about Blogging titled “Bloggers Unplugged” by our fellow blogger Ruchi Verma.

Book Cover: 

The book cover truly features all the elements of the book and has a smart girl on the cover, she is also featured in all the creatives in the book. Ruchi has very well caught the reader's attention start from the book cover.

Thursday 24 June 2021

Poetry : Courageous Self-walk : Discovery of life facts

I wish to take a refreshing pause,

Barring to listen anyone’s speech or clause.

Silver plated path ahead is not mine,

Shall create my own everlasting shine.

Let the vast world speedup like electricity,

But this does not endow me serenity.

My walk may seem weary though,

Responsive to intuition makes me glow.

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Homeopathic treatment for Common Diseases book by Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

Health is one factor in life which we have taken seriously in last two years and we all now understand its value in life. Being healthy and building immunity is everyone’s priority in the world today. In every day to day life, we face common diseases and there are many cures to them. Today we have a book that shares the homeopathic treatment of most of the common diseases and infections. “A2Z of Common Diseases and their Homeopathic treatment’ authored by Dr. Surbhi Prappana”.

Book Cover:

Book cover essays what to expect in the book, with three symptoms pictures at the top and homeopathic medicines in the bottom is perfect to showcase the disease and treatment of the same is present in the book.

Homeopathy medicines - MeenalSonal

Monday 21 June 2021

How Green Yoga is positive step towards Green Environment

Yoga imbibes balance not only in our thoughts but also towards the world we live in. The nature around us bestows us with positive energy and yoga helps to train our senses to identify this energy. Thus yoga and the environment are interdependent in a way. Yoga takes us a step closer to mother nature, aids in better understanding of little things around us, harvesting our energy towards the betterment of all the living things around us. Where there is a positive flow of thoughts there will be increasing creativity and sensitivity towards the place we live in.

Today we all are vouching towards adopting sustainable techniques to tap the valuable resources and one of the ways is by practicing Green Yoga.

green yoga - MeenalSonal

Saturday 19 June 2021

Simple tricks to win your Subconscious mind by Geethica Mehra

Today we have in our pocket thoughtful life lessons by Geethica Mehra through her book, Simple tricks to win your subconscious mind.

Book Cover: 

The cover resonates well with the title of the book. It showcases a human brain enclosed in a bulb describing how one can light up the world around with positive thoughts.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Celebrate #FathersDay with these 7 Children movies

Father and child relationship is as special as mother and child, we can say it with confidence as we share a special bon with our father. The Father’s Day celebration, gives us a chance to express ourselves to our idol in life. A father, who speaks everything through his eyes and gestures, though reacts less but is the person who cares the most and teaches us great values. A child feels safe under his protection and can explore the world under him. A brilliant quote says it all, "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection”. - Sigmund Freud

Though less spoken and expressed the bond of father and child is brilliantly showcased in these movies and all are perfect to watch over the weekend with kids, these animated movies are essaying the emotions that can make you cry and laugh with the expressions.

fathers day movies-auraofthoughts

Tuesday 15 June 2021

The Story of STORY : Learn all about Story & its elements by Ravish Mani

We all might have read many stories or watched them on our favorite platforms but, has anyone ever thought about what is the story behind each STORY. Today we have a book Story of a STORY, by Ravish Mani explaining how STORIES become engaging.

Book Title & Book Cover:  

The Story Of STORY will make readers pick the book to know more about how and why people like stories as the subtitle also goes ‘why people read stories’. This subtitle is catchy to reader and especially an upcoming writer to pick the book. The cover is simple and asks readers as to why someone reads stories?

ravish mani books - auraofthoughts

Saturday 12 June 2021

Learn how to restore environment from Peepal Baba: #EnvironmentalTalks highlights

The environment needs to be restored and we all need to contribute towards this cause proactively, to understand how we common person can be part of this change; we invited Peepal Baba of Give Me Trees Trust in the #EnvironmentalTalks in Instagram Live to understand the current situation of the tree plantation and ways one can be part of it.

Peepal Baba & Give Me Trees Trust 

Azad Jain, popularly known as Swami Prem Parivartan, took yoga and meditation classes in the evening, and later, he started being called Peepal Baba as he and his trust has planted more than 1 crore Peepal trees in the nation.

His journey began on a simple note by following his class 4 teacher to plant the trees and later his maternal grandmother to look after the planted trees. The journey that began in class four continued from then and was no stopping for him for 44 years. 

Give Me Trees was started as a school project then later on when volunteers started getting associated it was formed into the trust. Nationwide more than 2 million trees are planted by them and they are sure to bring the change.

Monday 7 June 2021

It must've been Love by Mayura Amarkant: Love story in poems

Books can give you the required solace you are looking for and if it is a poetry book then the words resonate with you for much longer. Today we have a poetry book titled ‘It must've been Love’ by Mayura Amarkant that has resonated with us effectively.

Book Title & Book Cover

The book cover has a heart with a bandage that showcases that poems have the emotion of loneliness, separation, and longing that fits the subtitle very well. And the book title makes the reader intrigued as it is a sentence that is reassuring to self and questions at the larger perspective.

Book with narration twist:

The book is one of its kind where the love story moves forward with a series of beautiful and heart-warming poetry combined with prose in each section. Love envelopes myriad emotions at various statures of life and the author has woven emotions in the form of free verse poetry.

Saturday 5 June 2021

5 Notable Tree plantation NGOs in India: Each step counts

Today on World Environment Day June 5, we all pledge to keep the environment safe and also watch many inspiring stories about how people are contributing to the efforts towards the environment. But how many of us make a conscious effort to bring change to the environment and surroundings. Many groups and trusts are actively involved in the tree plantation activity, and today we list with you 5 significant tree plantation NGOs in India working towards the betterment of the nation and in turn restoring the environment.


tree donations in india - auraofthoughts

Thursday 3 June 2021

5 Best Baby Liquid Laundry Detergents in India 2021

A little bundle of joy is added to the family and the entire routine and the things surrounding us change completely where each parent wishes to give their child the best of the best. Parents look for the best baby lotions, best baby wipes, and best laundry detergents. The care of the tiny tot skin is very essential as the baby skin is very sensitive and can have reactions on the skin even if the chemical levels are slightly higher than required.

In this blog post 5 Best Baby Laundry Detergents in India 2021, let us discuss the laundry detergents that are more nature-based and made up of approved chemicals for baby skin at the same time and also the pointers to consider while doing laundry task of the babies.

Important pointers to consider for Baby Laundry

Washing baby clothes is a tedious task and needs to be done with a procedure for the little ones. Newborns and toddlers have much clothing at their disposal at regular intervals. It includes bed sheets, blankets, bib, dresses, nappies. Few tips that help to ease out the laundry work

Always separate the lowers and nappies from the laundry. Potty needs to be shed off before nappies are added to the laundry basket or tub. 

Food items also need to be removed from the bib and dresses, shirts so that the whole laundry does not get stained with it.

Read the instructions on the label, and follow the instructions as written such as need only hand wash, or 2 washes separately then can be added to the machine and drying instructions such as direct sunlight or indirect

Toddler's clothes are generally easy to fold, so folding them quickly after drying will cut off the ironing stage.

Always store the clean clothes on a different shelf than in used ones.

It is advisable to wash each cloth that a child wears, whether it is summer or winter washing newborn clothes is always advisable

Don’t use strong fragrance detergents, this may cause discomfort to the babies.

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Teach your child artistic expression and true flair with Calligraphy classes

If you’ve been seeking fun, invigorating and engaging online hobby classes for your little ones, calligraphy for beginners could be an option. The art of lettering as Calligraphy is often called, has gazillions of benefits to offer to children and basically everyone! The term came from Kalli or beautiful and Graphia or writing which are both Greek terms. It is not just about beautiful Calligraphy fonts or Calligraphy writing. Participating in an activity of this nature has a lot to do with the pursuit of artistic excellence, expression and achieving a state of true expressionistic flair in a manner of speaking! 

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Tuesday 1 June 2021

Cinco of Shrav vs Sana by Suhasini: Children book with life lessons

Blogchatter EbookCarnival has released so many books in May 2021 and the great news to all the readers is that all of them are free for download. We have also downloaded several books and will be coming up with Book Reviews for most of them.

Today we are sharing a book review of the book Cinco of Shrav vs Sana by Suhasini, Shravmusings, the mother-son duo. We read the book titled ‘My friends from Mythological world’ of this duo earlier too which had many mythological character stories with life lessons and liked the child perspective in it. Let us see what this new book by this duo has to offer to us.

Book Cover & Book Title:

The cover has the main characters Shrav and Sana with their personality description that gives the reader glimpse about the characters. The title states ‘Cinco’ which means 5 in Spanish, so we have 5 stories of Shrav and Sana.

Monday 24 May 2021

Book review : Club you to Death by Anuja Chauhan :Delhi club Murder story

Reading fiction books takes us to a world where we temporarily forget the present world. Well, this book Club you to Death by Anju Chauhan takes you to Delhi club and its sequences in a very interesting way. We are thankful to the Writersmelon for sending us the review copy in exchange for the honest review.

Book Title & Book Cover:

The book title ‘Club you to Death’ will grab the attention as the story has been set in the Delhi Turf Club and the murder happens in the club gym, later on when you are in the middle of the book, you understand the catch of the word ‘Club’ too. 

The book cover has the title at the center and the club building beneath and the one thing that grabbed my attention is the 3D effect of bloodstain on the book, it is engrossed on the cover and you can feel the blood spots. I would say brilliantly designed for the murder mystery plot.

Murder Mystery Plot:

The story begins with Brig. Dogra family visit the club and the next day the gym trainer Leo is found dead, the Crime Branch chief ACP Bhavani has been called to solve the case in few weeks as this is high profile club and many fingers are being pointed to renowned persons. When the investigation begins ACP finds many loopholes in the club and also comes to know the past of the people which they are trying to silently shun under the carpet. All the interconnections of the people lead to many investigations that help the ACP to unravel the mystery in the end.

Monday 17 May 2021

Old age formula for Skincare with Deyga products

Self-care is the notion we all have learned so well in past one year, and with the rise in numbers in pandemic we are sure to stay indoors for another year or so. Staying at home and with all the activities done by yourself, we also need to take care of the skin by ourselves. With saloon and parlor services to a halt, we have to take care of our skin regularly with the products that are close to nature and being mindful in the selection of the products. 

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Why products with natural ingredients are best

Nature has the power to heal any wound and if we have products that are filled with the goodness of nature then we are surely on the right track.

With no artificial ingredients, the skin will rejuvenate and will glow for a longer time than have quick results and harming the skin in the longer run.

The ingredients which are age-old and prescribed by our ancients have the best results and majorly no side effects.

The shelf life of natural products is more and fills the room with the natural aroma.

Anyone can try these products and stay away from the harsh chemicals that leave skin look more aged than actual.

Saturday 1 May 2021

Book review : Zoravar journey from Dacoit to Film star

Reading books is the best way to divert oneself from the current situation, as it takes us to the world that has happiness. This book review is a part of the #BookChatter of Blogchatter and all the views expressed are honest, we received the book in exchange for the review.

Book title & Book cover:

Zoravar, the single name book title without any subtitle makes it sure to the reader that the book is about the character Zoravar and the story revolves around him. The picture of Zoravar with a background of a vintage car, tells the reader the book is set in the past. Simple and catchy font, which was used in the film titles around 60 years ago also hints the story will revolve around cinemas.

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Monday 19 April 2021

5 Best Natural Organic Baby Face Cream in India 2021

Nature is filled with all the solutions, it is only up to humans to look carefully for the right one. From ancient times, nature has bestowed us with so many natural things that we need not look for artificial products. And in today’s fast-paced world where one does not have time to apply the natural remedies for self and family, we look up to the brands who do so. In this post, we will discuss the best natural organic baby face creams.

Need of Baby Face Cream in baby skincare routine:

Baby skin is soft and supple and the face is of utmost sensitivity compared to the rest of the body. 

Any direct contact with things or skincare items that are unsuitable for the baby makes the baby's face skin turn red, develop rashes, or show signs of allergies. 

Therefore one needs to be extra cautious while choosing the face cream that is made up of natural ingredients and hydrates the babyface as it is exposed to heat and cold of the room and also the outside temperatures whereas the rest of the body is covered with soft clothing.

Many baby skincare range products are impressing the customers with their deliverables as per the ingredients listed, here are few best face creams for kids which are tried and tested by my family and friends.

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Saturday 17 April 2021

The Future of Education in India – Why Are We Excited?

Everything around us is constantly changing. But one prominent change, especially in the pandemic era, is the current education system. With the world moving towards a norm where almost everything is online-based, teaching systems are also transforming with new reforms under the New Education Policy, and hopefully, this will bring about many bright changes to develop the future of India. 

How change developed in the Education System:

The world is in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and people around the globe are trying their best to normalize life while accepting the challenges of physical distancing. We all are working with grit and determination to continue to learn, and students are showing their eagerness towards accepting the new forms of learning. One change in the education system that is evident is that each student is made to balance their studies while having to learn new traits of technology. Students are forced to juggle education with technology. 

How NEP 2020 will benefit future India:

We have focused on many sections of NEP 2020 in our #EducationForAll series and I would like to highlight on how the Education sector is gearing towards a bright future for students in India. Under the NEP 2020, all rural areas are to get connected with online education, so that no student is deprived of knowledge and the chance to learn from experts. Now students in the villages can listen to and learn from professors and teachers from universities far from home. Education can bring a change in perspectives of students regardless of their background. The highlighted points of NEP 2020 visions for the growth of the education field, resulting in the growth of each aspiring student who can manifold the growth of our nation. To build a nation with a progressive approach, NEP 2020 will certainly need tremendous work done by all the people in the education field.

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Let us focus on how India is emerging in the EdTech world and ranking high with all its efforts.