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Showing posts with label lifestyle. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

From Goa - With Love

#images #beachesofgoa #goa #beach #goabeach #photography #sea #travel #travelphotography




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Monday, 11 August 2014

Your Wish Is My Order - African lion safari (Waterloo)

    African Lion Safari - some amazing shots
  #wildlife #wildlifephotography #travel #travelphotography #lifestyle #africansafari #waterloo

When you begin to feel you are the strongest of all and one fine day have chills run down your spine when you   encounter a  majestic pair of cats glare at you through their piercing eyes.

  And suddenly you realise your each move is under the surveillance " Your Majesty is watching you but with a bored expression on his face
                                               And  the other cats you are surrounded by
    And you begin to wonder what if they were not feeling too lazy and  come around to attack you
             And you sigh with relief as they turn their face away out of disinterest
    You thank your stars for the urbanisation and living in a community ,  you slowly murmur to yourself "Had I been exposed to any one of them without the security shield I have around me I would have simply " said " "Your wish is my order "
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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Antarctica - the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest, coldest place on earth !

    Photos From The Album Antarctica - the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest, coldest place on earth.       #photography #travel  #travelphotography #glacier #antarctica #lifestyle #photos #images






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Ganga Aarti (Varanasi , Uttar Pradesh) - captured in camera

Few captures of famous Ganga Aarti @Varanasi , Utter Pradesh India

#gangaaarti  #photogarphy #travel #travelphotography #uttarpradesh #varanasi






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Monday, 4 August 2014

After The Sundown - Prague (Czech Republic)

Some beautiful captures of Prague the capital of  Czech Republic ,situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river "  After The Sundown "
#prague #europe #czechrepublic #sunset #photography #travel #travelphotography #sundown






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Saturday, 19 July 2014

When You Begin To Think "You Are Smarter Than All "- African Safari @Waterloo

When You Begin To Think "You Are Smarter Than All "- African Safari @Waterloo
#photography  #wildlife #africansafari #waterloo #africa

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Photos From Dubai Allbum - Dubai , United Arab Emirates

                                     Photos From Dubai Album - Dubai United Arab Emirates

#photography #travel #images #lifestyle #dubai
 Hotell Address  #Dubai - Night View From The Back

Not To Be Missed..Jumeriah Walk , #Dubai

A View From Wild Wadi  #Dubai

Famous Aquarium In  #Dubai Mall

Parking Lot From Hotel Window  #Dubai

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Monday, 30 June 2014

An Evening In Paradise - Dal Lake Kashmir (A photographic tale)

An Evening in Paradise-Dal Lake Kashmir is an account of my experience of a Shikara ride after the sunset till wee hours in the morning.The Dal Lake covers an area of around 18 sq kms and a part of natural wet land which covers around 21,1 sq kms including the floating gardens of lotus blooms . One of the geological theory suggests it is the remnant of a post galacial lake where as according to the other version it is of fluvial origin from an old flood spill channel of The Jhelum River. During the day time its thronged with tourists who come for Shikara rides but very few know the beauty of shikara ride after sunset . The lights around the lake and in the houseboats light up the lake water  and the sound one can hear is of the oar trying to make way for the shikara at night and the " shikara wallas " rowing back home humm the regional kashmiri songs that liven up the night at intervals.
#photography #travel #srinagar #jammu and kashmir #dallake


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Monday, 16 June 2014

Queen of cocktails - Bloody Mary

Queen of cocktails " Bloody Mary " also known as a hangover cure “a classic example of combining in one potion both the poison and the antidote.” A complex drink yet popular , Queen of cocktails -Bloody Mary is a vodka based drink tomato juice and spices are essential ingredients in the cocktail ,while Worcestershire sauce, piri piri sauce, Tabascos sauce are added for flavours . Virgin Mary, Bloody Shame, Bloody Virgin, or Bloody Barbara: Without alcohol ,typically with an increased volume of tomato juice, the vodka simply being omitted are the non alcohlic substitutes of the cocktail. . The Red Hammer of 1950's now known as Bloody Mary Used to be a thick; chunky drink with plenty of garnish which made it appear like a salad bar . To make the improved cocktail the grinding of blend is a must .It not only changes the texture of the drink but also makes it a more elegant pour. While you enjoy the drink I will be off to Kashmir to come back with few more interesting cocktail recipes.Before I take your leave One final note: the Bloody Mary is an early afternoon drink—those who consume it after the sun has set possess personality defects and are to be avoided. It is, however, a known antidote to the common hangover, and those who drink it in the morning are to be regarded as people of great knowledge and unerring discernment.

#bloddymary #drink #cocktail #lifestyle #recipe

Ingredients for imroved Bloody Mary (Cocktail drink )

4 oz. Tomato Juice

1 ½ oz. Vodka

¼ oz. Lemon Juice

¼ oz. Lime Juice

½ tsp. Gold's Horseradish

½ tsp. B-Mary’s Spice Blend

¼ tsp. Cholula Hot Sauce


Stir it in a glass. Serve before 2 p.m. – preferably on a weekend.

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Sunday, 8 June 2014

"Look Up "Is this the time to fall in love with life again

"Look Up" Is this the time to fall in love with  life again This post is inspired by the Youtube video a spoken word film for an online generation .The inspirational video  ‘Look up’   makes you to rethink about  your lifestyle!  #lLookup  A thought provoking    #Youtube video is a  beautifully transmitted lesson  through a love story became viral and  stormed the social media but I wonder how many us will remember and try to implement the lesson learnt in our real lives ! Watch the video here-

I have four-hundred-and-twenty-two friends, yet I am lonely. I speak to all of them everyday, yet none of them really know me.

The problem I have sits in the spaces between looking into their eyes or at a name on a screen. I took a step back and opened my eyes, I looked around to realise the media we call social is anything but.

When we open our computers, and it's our doors we shut. All this technology we have it's just an illusion. Community companionship a sense of inclusion yet, when you step away from this device of delusion, you awaken to see a world of confusion.

A world where we're slaves to the technology we mastered, where information gets sold by some rich greedy bastard. A world of self interest, self image, self promotion. Where we all share our best bits, but, leave out the emotion.

Were at 'almost happy' with an experience we share, but is it the same if no one is there? Be there for your friends and they'll be there too, but no one will be if a group message will do.

We edit and exaggerate, crave adulation. We pretend not to notice the social isolation. We put our words into order and turn our lives a-glistening. We don't even know if anyone is listening!

Being alone isn't a problem let me just emphasize; if you read a book, paint a picture, or do some exercise. You're being productive and present not reserved and recluse. You're being awake and attentive and putting your time to good use.

So when you're in public, and you start to feel alone. Put your hands behind your head, step away from the phone! You don't need to stare at the menu, or a your contact list. Just talk to one another, learn to coexist.

I can't stand to hear the silence of a busy commuter train when no one wants to talk for the fear of looking insane. We're becoming unsocial, it no longer satisfies to engage with one another, and look into someones eyes. We're surrounded by children, who since they were born, have watched us living like robots, who now think it's the norm.

It's not very likely you'll make worlds greatest dad, if you can't entertain a child without using an iPad. When I was a child, I'd never be home. Be out with my friends on our bikes we'd roam. I'd wear holes on my trainers, and graze up my knees. We'd build our own clubhouse, high up in the trees.

Now the parks so quiet, it gives me a chill. See no children outside and the swings hanging still. Theres no skipping, no hopscotch, no church and no steeple. We're a generation of idiots, smart phones and dumb people.

So look up from your phone, shut down display. Take in your surroundings, make the most of today. Just one real connection is all it can take, to show you the difference that being there can make.

Be there in the moment, when she gives you the look, that you remember forever as 'when love overtook'. The time she first held your hand, or first kissed your lips, the time you first disagreed and you still love her to bits.

The time you don't have to tell hundreds of what you've just done. Because you want to share this moment with just this one. The time you sell you sell your computer, so you can buy a ring, for the girl of your dreams, who is now the real thing.

The time you want to start a family, and the moment when, you first hold your little girl, and get to love again. The time she keeps you up at night, and all you want is rest. And the time you wipe away the tears as your baby flees the nest.

The time your baby girl returns, with a boy for you to hold, and the time he calls you granddad and makes you feel real old. The time you've taken all you've made, just by giving life attention. And how you're glad you didn't waste it, by looking down at some invention.

The time you hold your wife's hand, sit down beside her bed, you tell her that you love her and lay a kiss upon her head. She then whispers to you quietly as her heart gives a final beat, that she's lucky she got stopped by that lost boy in the street.

But none of these times ever happened, you never had any of this. When you're too busy looking down, you don't see the chances you miss.

So look up from your phone, shut down those displays, we have a final act existence a set number of days. Don't waste your life getting caught in the net, because when the end comes there's nothing worse than regret. I'm guilty too of being part of this machine, this digital world, we are hear but not seen.

Where we type as we talk, and we read as we chat. Where we spend hours together without making eye-contact. So don't give into a life where you follow the hype. Give people your love, don't give them your 'like'. Disconnect from the need to be heard and defined, go out into the world leave instructions behind.

Look up from your phone. Shut down that display. Stop watching this video. Live life the real way.

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Friday, 6 June 2014

A Double Bash With 50 Year Storm

50 Year Storm is a  #Tequila based drink with a touch of fresh squeezed juices including lime and orange finished with the a hint of agave nectar syrup that really brings out the tequila and rounds everything. A margarita cocktail "50 Year Storm," a Maestro Dobel-fueled drink inspired by the classic 1991 blockbuster Point Break.  A movie about a gang of surfers who robbed banks but had a tight family and really loved surfing,The term "50 Year Storm" was used by one of the main characters to describe the ultimate wave: "A wave you never thought you'd see. A storm so good and powerful no one would attempt to surf." Its main ingredient contains Maestro Dobel Tequila which is a very smooth 100% blue agave tequila sourced from single estates in Jalisco, Mexico.Cointreau gives the cocktail a pure and subtle flavor of bittersweet orange peels . Sounds tempting  ! Well don't forget the glass, hmmm  a martini glass will do and here we go.....

#cocktail #drink #howto #lifestyle #tequila


50 Year Storm
2 oz Maestro Dobel Tequila
.75 oz Cointreau
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz agave syrup


Combine all ingredients and shake over ice. Double strain into martini glass with black salt rim. Garnish with orange peel.
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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Scoop Out The Tom Servo Cocktail liquid nitrogen style

Tired of stuffy classical cocktails ? Well here is the cocktail recipe with difference from Brian Smith of Squeaky Bean’s bar at Denver  whose fanciful menu includes a trio of cocktails prepared liquid-nitrogen style – a century-old cold-freeze technique . He uses liquid nitrogen to plunge the temperature of the glass to a point where even alcohol freezes once poured in. At 40 degrees below zero, the liquid nitrogen boils and evaporates, priming the glass for Smith’s pre-made concoctions, which turns into solid ice before gradually thawing.Smith’s liquid-nitrogen process allows the imbiber to essentially have two cocktails in one: A frozen one – and the original  once the drink is thawed .  #cocktail  #thetomservo  #drinks  #recipe



2 oz   Tequila Astral
1 oz   Fresh Grapefruit juice
.5 oz  Fresh Lime
.5 oz  Agave Syrup
         Liquid Nitrogen

1)To prepare the cocktail glass to save it from shattering it needs to be chilled below 40 degrees

2)Rim the glass with salt before filling with liquid nitrogen to the brim. While the liquid nitrogen is settling down , shake the ingredients and strain. Ensure that the liquid nitrogen has boiled away or pour out the residue if any - now is the time to pour the cocktail into the glass. Initially you will enjoy the cocktail as a liquid but gradually it will freeze into a very velvety sorbet texture from the walls of the glass can be scooped out with a spoon.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

10 Foods that can make your skin glow

Skin, is an organ, and our body uses it to release toxins. "Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look," says Samantha Heller, MS, RD, a clinical nutritionist at NYU Medical Centre in New York City. It is wrong to think gorgeous skin is the result of a special skin care routine, the truth is our dietary habits can have even more of an effect. Listed below are 10 foods that can help boost the clarity and radiance of your skin:

#fitness #makeup #lifestyle

Skin Protector: #Turmeric
Turmeric, the spice that gives yellow curry its vibrant color, is made of curcurmin, a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to inhibit the growth of melanoma.

Free Radical Fighter: #Caffeine
One serving of coffee holds more antioxidants than a serving of mixed fruit that included oranges and bananas. and caffeinated green and black teas prevents sun damage , while decaffeinated teas don't. Maybe it’s time to rethink your coffee embargo?

Hydrator: #Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is full of flavanoids, an antioxidant that helps your skin protect itself from UV damage. Plus, in one study, German researchers found that flavanoids in dark chocolate were shown to improve skin hydration and increase blood flow to the skin!

Collagen-Booster: #Chia Seeds
“Chia seeds are a complete protein, [meaning] it contains ALL of the essential amino acids,” Gerstner says. Amino acids derived from chia seeds, flax seeds, and nuts help build collagen from the inside out.

Skin Firmer: #Oysters
These slurp-able mollusks are an amazing source of zinc, which helps create collagen. Plus, they’re a great source of vitamin A and selenium, another skin-boosting mineral.

Cleaner Upper: #Garlic
Garlic is full of allicin, a chemical that reacts with your body to fight off many harmful bacteria and viruses—including ones that may cause an acne flare-up or skin infection.

Detox: #Cabbage
It is suggested cabbage is an unlikely source when your skin needs to detox: . “It’s packed with in dole-3-carbonyl, a powerful antioxidant that supports liver detoxification,” she says. “The more toxin-free your liver, the less breakouts you’ll get!”

Skin Smoother: #Buckwheat
Buckwheat is high in mono saturated fatty acids and rutin, both of which help to keep your skin elastic and supple.

Skin Soother: #Ginger
This anti-inflammatory root will help keep redness and irritation at bay, . In other words, it’s perfect for soothing acne-prone skin and anyone with rosacea.

Skin Shiner: #Cut down on stress
Last but not the least take no stress in worst of circumstances , I strongly believe " When you really want something the entire universe aligners itself to give it to you " -#The Alchemist ...So stay happy !


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