If you want to drive an auto-rickshaw in Mumbai, they don’t test you for your driving skill, or your politeness with passengers, but pass you if you know Marathi. If you want to send your child to school in the same city, parents have to produce a domicile certificate saying they belong not to this country, oh no, but to this state!

Yet, when Mumbai’s TajMahal Hotel was under attack in 2008, a young commando named Major Sandeep, daringly entered the hotel to rescue men and women kept hostages by the terrorists. Sandeep was from Bangalore, he’d studied at the Frank Anthony school over there, had even been part of the school choir. But strange, as he entered Mumbai to do a job nobody else could do, not the local police, not the local politicians nor the local political party, nobody stopped him and asked him to show his domicile certificate. No politician, stood at the door of the besieged Taj Hotel and said, “Sir have you brought your domicile certificate?” No policeman shouted, “Hey he’s taking away my job!” Nobody told him, “Sir you cannot go in if you are not a son of the soil!”

He went in, rescued the captives, was shot by the terrorists and died.

Major SandeepUnnikrishnan was part of the Special Action Group of the National Security Guards! He was a son of the soil wasn’t he? Which soil? The soil of India!

When we shout with firmness and conviction ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai!’ we are shouting for our beloved country! We are the sons of Indian soil, not Maharashtra, not Karnataka, not Punjab or Bengal, but India!

When our soldiers go to the border and fight, do people from those towns and villages tell them, “Go back, we will defend our borders ourselves!”

Oh no, the soldier from Tamilnadu, from Kerala defends the borders of Kashmir and vice versa when the situation so demands and they are all thought of as sons of the soil, even if they do not speak the local language!

In America you can move from Texas to New York and pick up a job without being discriminated against! Their constitution allows it! Ours does too, but politicians don’t like it. Like the British who used the ‘divide and rule’ policy, our political leaders do the same.

If I am an Indian, I am a son of the soil. India is my motherland, and I should be able to work, to study and live anywhere in the country with the same rights as my neighbour.

If Major SandeepUnnikrishnan could die for Mumbai without a domicile certificate then why should I need a certificate to drive a rickshaw or pick up a job anywhere in the country?

India is my motherland, which makes me her son! Right? 

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By Maneesha Nath

Like all other languages, even Makeup has its own Language. We shall learn a little about the languages of Make-up today, which will ease your work when you go shopping for your makeup products or if you have to explain it to your artist or for any other reason in your day today life.

Concealer: Is a miracle product that hides everything your foundation doesn’t. It gives a heavier coverage and is a thicker consistency than the foundation and gives a great coverage. It helps you hide the under eye circles, age spot, skin discolouration etc.

Foundation: Is a product that evens out your complexion. Your foundation’s town depends entirely on your skin.

Note: If you have oil or blemished skin, choose matte foundation.

If your skin is normal or dry, you can choose from any of the finishes.

T-Zone: Is basically the centre of your face, including the center of your forehead, nose and chin. This area can have a slightly different texture than the rest of your face.

Most Important of all :

Oil-free: Means a product has no added oils in its formula. However it does not mean that the product might not contain moisturizers. It simply means that if it does, they do not get their moisture from any oil.

Primer: Is a product that is designed to be used underneath other products to create a better finish once. Primers also keep makeup in place much longer as you go through your day.

Stippling: Is a blending technique used for concealers and foundations.  It is also a great way to carefully apply one product over another. 

Gloss: Is a super high shine lip colour. It can add a punch of colour but does not stay as long as lipstick.

Glow: Means to create a radiance that seems to come from within. Glow does not mean shine or shiny, which can look oily. It means radiant and youthful.

It is most often created by making the perfect shade and texture choices of foundation, bronzer and blushes.

The best thing is to look Natural, but it takes makeup to look natural. Calvin Klein

Now when you know this little secrets and language of makeup, you can be your own kind of BEAUTIFUL.

Stay tuned for another exciting topic in our next edition until then love yourself, spread happiness and take good care of yourself.

You can contact me through my fb page “Adaraa- Your Make-up expert” or Ring me  or Whatsapp me @ 9769311086

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By Buvnesh

Who doesn’t like big Biceps?

I was one of those kids, who always wanted a big bicep with wide chests.

The bicep is a two headed muscle, and a bicep curl focuses on both of these heads at the same time.

Now to perform a barbell bicep curl, you have the option between an “EZ bar” or a “Straight Bar”.

The difference between both the barbells is that people with wrist injuries or pain in the wrist while performing the movement can opt for the EZ Barbell as it is softer on the wrists.

Let’s get started with some curls.

Follow the simple steps given below to start curling:

1. Hold the bar approximately shoulder width apart.Your elbows are tucked to the sides of your body at all times while performing the movement.

2. Slowly curl the weight towards your chest at a slow pace and lower back to the starting position slowly. Remember always perform movements at a constant pace so as to get the maximum benefit of the movement.


I love to hold the bar with all fingers under the bar or what is called a “Suicide Grip”.This allows me to use my biceps completely and avoid the use of my fore-arms during the movement.

Another important point worth noting is that DO-NOT let the elbows leave the side of your body as that keeps maximum tension on your biceps, which is the exercise.

So keep grinding! Ciao, till next week! 

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Description: University College London (UCL) invites undergraduate applicants to the university to get scholarships for 3 years of their studies based on their academic merit. The program is meant for financially underprivileged students who wish to study at UCL.

Eligibility: Indian students who have secured admission to the Sept. 2019 intake session for any undergraduate course at the University College London (UCL) and are below 25 years of age may apply for this scholarship

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Description: HDFC Bank has announced this scholarship for students who are economically challenged and are victims of the crisis in their family. The program is aimed at financially aiding them in continuing their education at a critical time and reducing dropout rates from schools.

Eligibility: Class 6 to 12, undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral students pursuing any full-time, part-time course, ITI, diploma, polytechnic, Ph.D. course from recognized institutions and facing any family crisis (orphaned, terminal illness/death of earning member, physical disability etc.) since last 3 years or less.

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Description: Department of Science and Technology (DST) and French Institute in India (IFI)invite Indian students pursuing doctoral studies in science to participate in the exchange program and avail fellowships to cover research expenses including living expenses to work in France.

Eligibility: Indian students pursuing Ph.D. programs at recognized institutions in India, applying/approved for an exchange program at a recognised French University/Institute may apply for this fellowship. All applicants should be below 30 years of age to apply for this program.

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By Maneesha Nath

Life isn’t PERFECT but your makeup can be.

 “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to standout in the cold”: Aristotle

So be such a beautiful soul that people crave your VIBES.

Well we cannot stop the winter or summer from coming but we surely can prepare ourselves for it.

Today we shall discuss about how to get a perfect rain/winter look.

Beauty is POWER and Makeup is something that really enhances that.So it’s time to say bye to your pink lipsticks and start wearing you red lipstick.

Yes you all heard me right, RED, because it perfectly matches with your black, grey and browns of your darker winter wardrobe.

However if you are not sure about red on an everyday basis, you can choose any dark colour lip shades from your makeup kit.

Here is a secret I would like to share with all my readers.Apply moisture before you get in the shower. This keeps your skin hydrated.

Before applying your makeup, mix your hydrating cream/cold cream with your foundation.

Avoid powder base and use cream base so that it stays for long.

I would never recommend you all to wear an eye shadow that is in the same colour of your outfit.

However, you can match your makeup to your outfit only if you are wearing any neutral or light colours to give it a natural look (not advisable for raining/winter season).

You can wear bronzer all-round the year. In fact it is recommended to opt for bronzer for warming up pale, sallow winter skin.

I hope these small tricks and tips would help you get your perfect winter look.

Stay tuned for another exciting topic in our next edition until then love yourselves,spread happiness and take good care.

You can contact me through my FB page “Adaraa- Your Make-up expert” or Ring me or Whatsapp me @ 9769311086 

Bookings open for this wedding season freeze your dates and  get your free makeup  trial done today.