HELMETS: So No One Goes To Heaven That Soon!

Here’s a little article I wrote on the importance of Helmets. It was supposed to be a soft marketing piece for a Helmet brand. I submitted it for a particular opening in a digital marketing company, right out of college. It’s a little bit old, and in a prescribed format, which is very different from my freestyle of writing. But a few days ago I realized that this article is generally beneficial too!

Not a lot of the educated people need a repeat of the Helmet and safety lesson, but it doesn’t hurt to reiterate it time and again. Leave comments if it seems weird to you guys, or suggestions if any. I hope you enjoy this unique Top Ten Tuesday post!


Road rage is rampant. And we know you drive slow and you drive safe. But what about the unruly driver next to you? Could he have caused that massive pile-up on Highway 44 last weekend? Oh yes! You’d never know it, but accidents surround you even when you’re going back home after a long workday.

    • Why are we on about Helmets?
      When you think about helmets, you think about protective biker gear. They are not just precautionary, they are honorary. Every community has celebrated good men with helmets. In the Indian culture, helmets are adorned with bright feathers that sit atop their heads, marking them separate from the crowd and worth the honor.
    • Evolution of Hard Hats
      Helmets are not just for safety. They have been in design since five hundred years before Christ. They must really be important! From the Hungarian ‘Busby’ to the English military ‘shako’, helmets are versatile and a part of the attire.
    • Safety Is Sexyhelmets are sexy
      The most important purpose that a helmet serves nowadays is safety. This modern-day armor is the marking of a true warrior on the streets, riding forward always, gunning to reach his destination! Ask any girl, guys with helmets seem more responsible are just alluring (They are men).
      Ask any guy, girls with helmets are perfectly charming.
    • Learn By Example
      Parents can teach their children to follow road rules to be better citizens. Because the safety of others is just as important as your own personal safety. Communal learning, as by seeing other people is a strong motivation to wear a helmet yourselves.
      On a more practical note, sometimes we can learn from accidents that occur, of people not wearing helmets. We understand that how it protects our fragile brain and spine is so much more crucial while riding any vehicle.
    • Rocker Chic Designs
      In this world of things, a helmet can be that one other thing that you just got to have. And honestly, your parents won’t refuse to buy for you this little trinket!
      The sheer number of designs, sizes, and customizable fire streaks it comes in is sure to bring out the macho-personal style or the creative flair you have in your life (Otherwise impossible to showcase when you’re driving with your two hands!).


  • Shoutout To Your Faves
    Helmet companies now allow you to feature your favorite brands, team logos and even charities of choice to show your support and to spread awareness. In a tropical country like India, where no one can see your team jerseys when you swoosh past them, the color of your helmet will be noticeable when you sport the Black and Golden for the Kolkata Knight Riders (Biker Pun) or the Delhi Daredevil. You’re no less, driving in traffic and rains.
  • 85% Success Rate
    Although those are the facts, it is 100% possible to save your skull from spilling on the road by simply wearing a helmet.
  • Smart Helmets
    Helmets come with music that you can directly hear in the head without having to cover your ears. Technology, right?
  • Improved Aerodynamics
    A helmet also provides improved riding experience because it streamlines the air flowing above your head to make riding smoother.

How would you keep yourself safe, if not for helmets? Do you have any fun names for your dearly beloved helmet?

Something about a solid safe head is just so attractive. Let’s all wear helmets. Why? Well, why not?
They’re hip, they’re fashionable and they keep you safe so you can go back to your loved ones safe and sound. Helmets prevent you from the hell on roads.

Top 10 Things from your Kitchen for a Healthier You

This is a different post, isn’t it? Since when have I written about food, or advantages of eating healthy. Although I dearly love food, I believe I have never expressed that on the blog here. Goes to show that there is something new to share after two years of blogging! Onto this Top Ten Tuesday which has been in the making for a long time. It is about the Top ten things in your kitchen that can make you healthier and happier. It is almost a lifestyle post, and I think that consciously caring about your well-being takes little time but brings huge rewards.

  • Turmeric
    Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound. Curcumin boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor, linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases. Curcumin leads to various improvements that should lower your risk of heart disease. Turmeric can help prevent (and perhaps even treat) cancer.
  • Coconut
    Coconut oil contains fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties. populations that eat a lot of coconut oil are healthy. coconut oil can help you burn more fat. Coconut oil can kill harmful microorganisms. Coconut oil can reduce your hunger, helping you eat less. the fatty acids in coconut oil are turned into ketones, which can reduce seizures. Coconut oil can improve blood cholesterol levels. coconut oil can protect hair against damage, moisturize skin, and function as sunscreen. The fatty acids in coconut oil can boost brain function in Alzheimer’s patients. Coconut oil can help you lose fat, especially the harmful abdominal fat.
  • Dates
    Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are a rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C. It helps improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids. Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose, and fructose. To get more advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack. Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.
    Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. It helps people suffering from constipation. Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have added advantage.Dates are excellent for alcoholic intoxication. Cures abdominal cancer.
  • Dark chocolate
    Are you among those people who love chocolates but are overcome by guilt even after having a small bar? (Basically 99% of the human population over the age of 12!) Here’s some SWEET news for you! Chocolate Reduces risk of diabetes by 31%. Chocolate Decreases risk of strokes by 20%. 40 cups of cocoa a week enhance your blood flow. Chocolate boosts your working memory speed by 30%. Chocolate lowers risk of calcified plaque in the arteries by 32%. About 45 grams of chocolates keep exhaustion at bay.
  • Almonds
    Natural, unsalted almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack with plenty of health benefits. Eating about 23 almonds a day is an easy way to incorporate many crucial nutrients into your diet. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Additionally, almonds are a significant source of protein and fiber, while being naturally low in sugar. One 23-almond serving packs 13 grams of healthy unsaturated fats, 1 gram of saturated fat and no cholesterol or salt. Of all tree nuts, almonds rank highest in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin content by weight. There are 160 calories in 23 almonds. While many of these calories come from fat, it is primarily the healthy unsaturated fats and not the unhealthy saturated kind.
    According to the FDA, eating 1.5 ounces a day of most nuts, like almonds, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Almonds are rich in magnesium, which is critical in preventing heart attacks and hypertension.Nuts, like almonds, are also beneficial for maintaining a healthy weight. Almonds may also promote gastrointestinal health and even combat diabetes. The high fiber content of almonds gives them prebiotic properties, which contributes to health in the gastrointestinal tract. Prebiotics are non-digestible food substances, which serve as food for the good bacteria in the intestinal tract and help maintain a healthy balance.
  • Carom Seeds(Ajwain)
    Carom is a prominent Indian herb that, apart from being used in cooking, comes loaded with many health benefits. Check out these unbeatable benefits you must have carom every day. Cures acidity, Treats constipation: carom seeds when consumed with lukewarm water help in treating constipation. Relieves asthma: a concoction of carom seeds helps in expelling mucus from the body and eases the condition of acute asthmatic patients. When consumed with jaggery, it effectively treats bronchitis. Subsides renal pain: the concoction of carom seeds helps in subsiding renal pains that may be due to an infection in kidneys or even liver. Eases a toothache: mix 1 teaspoon of carom oil with equal amount of clove oil. Floss your teeth and gums with this mixture to cure mouth odor, tooth ache or decaying.Treats skin ailments: make a paste of carom seeds apply over skin eruption, pimples, boils. This paste can even render relief to eczema patients. Regulates PMS: soak carom seeds overnight and grind finely. Drink this to regulate scanty or excessive flow during PMS. Lightens facial scars: mix carom seeds powder with curd to be applied over acne scars. Follow this remedy consistently for 10 days and scars will start getting lighter.

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog

Last night, I had a very weird thought strike me- what would I be without my blog? How would my life be different today? How would I express myself?

These questions were different from the food-related ones that normally float around in my mind 😉 I believe that when I started my blog, it was just going to serve as a motivation for me to write more. And that it still does! I set goals for the posting schedule and mostly stick to them which gives a regularity to my writing. And going diverse – poems, write-ups, haiku, creates a beautiful mix I think. So for today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I am listing down all the reasons why you should have your own blog.

Almost all of the people reading right now would already have a blog, probably more accomplished than mine. But you can find out why I write for my blog. Also, this can be directed towards new writers. Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog”

Top 10 Ways to be Patriotic

When you think about it, we are who we are because of our upbringing and our surroundings. And the country we live in plays a significant role in how we perceive situations and associations with groups of people. When you grow up with different ethnicities, religions and languages, we come to respect each person for their individuality and what they bring to the table. So I believe that acceptance is one of the most important part of being patriotic- that we can welcome all people with open arms.This and more in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post. This will be how we can be patriotic.

There is no such reason I should do such a post, considering the topics that I usually choose. But a few days ago, India celebrated its Independence Day, and that made me think how I could be a bit more patriotic towards my country. Continue reading “Top 10 Ways to be Patriotic”

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Drama Shows on TV

Drama is the spice of life, Or so I say when I’m in *that* mood! The millennials would say that there hasn’t been a perfectly good drama show on television since the Sopranos, but today’s list has the guts to take it on (This is me attempting to be dramatic with the words). In all seriousness, these shows showcase how the drama genre has evolved over the years to birth some very epic shows. From catchphrases to ultimate scenes to award-worthy acting performances, these are the best tv dramas of all time. This in itself is a very sensitive topic of discussion because all of us have our own list of the best shows on TV right now. And I am willing to accept your suggestions and criticisms of my list. This Top Ten Tuesday post will be different-obviously I have listed more than ten, I couldn’t stop. As always, there are honorary mentions because they appeal to a different part of the audience are best according to them. Here we go: Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Drama Shows on TV”

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Short Stories

So, I lied. The list of short stories includes some very good ones that I couldn’t trim the list to include just 10.

  1. This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
    Jon McGregor (2012)11866341

The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. The stories in McGregor’s collection have stayed with me for months on end. They are linked by a unity of place – the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge – and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. As Maggie O’Farrell put it in her Guardian review: “The stories wrap themselves around the wholly disconcerting premise that catastrophes can rear up in anyone’s life without warning.”

2. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Recommendations for 2017

I cannot even believe that we are nearing the end of the first half of 2017. I am kind of on track with my goal of reading 12 books for the 12 months of 2017. Today is a top ten post listing all the books that have remarkable significance ion 2017. Contemporary stories, breaking the glass ceiling and growing stronger are themes that are ruling the roast. Some I’ve read and some have been recommended to me. Obviously they are thoroughly checked for through reviews and ratings. Read on and leave comments if you’ve read any.
  1. Marlena by Julie Buntin

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Comedy Shows

March madness! Time for the top ten comedy shows of all time. Light, funny and honest, some of these shows have helped cheer my mood on many an occasion. I am a big fan of comedy shows that can find the humor in daily situations and seem kind of practical still. I’ll admit I’ve seen ones that go beyond the scope of possibility and still adored them! 3rd Rock from the Sun was one such show that was heartfelt and light. It is not in the list but in my introduction. Some more shows that will appeal to only a certain kind of audience are Two and a Half Men, Awkward, About a Boy, Broad City, Key and Peele, and Impractical Jokers. Be sure to check them out if you like their descriptions.

As for the list, below are the Top Ten Comedy Shows for everyone.

The Office– The US version was the one I loved. It follows the lives of around 9 people who work in an office and how the situations make for a very funny, relatable series. It stars Steve Carell as the Boss, who is bigger than life, but humane nonetheless.

Seinfeld– Jerry Seinfeld is a comedian who lives in New York and has friends-George, Elaine and Kramer. It has short clips of his stand-up acts and the rest is how his life goes on in the 1980s sort of world. It tickles your funny bones in a true sense!

Friends– Ah, Friends. What can I say about this show that hasn’t been said so many times before? It is about 6 friends who live in New York. They are different on all accounts and yet find comfort with each other. It is very modern and with an effortless appeal. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Comedy Shows”

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Best Romantic Movies

When I told my friend that I was planning a Romantic movies post for the Top Ten Tuesday, she sat up, gave me her most shocked look and broke into the biggest toothed smile ever! She also said that she would be eager to know my favorite romantic movies of all time since my Top 10 Horror shows recommendation were the best she ever saw. And then we sat discussing for the better part of an hour which movies should make my list of the Top Ten.

I will admit, it was hard. After some discussion, I was almost inclined to make it a Top Thirteen post, we had so many good movies. And keeping in mind that it was February and it is wise to indulge in some mushy, good-for-the-heart content, romantic movies seemed to be a good topic. If you have a valentine or not, these movies are sure to make you feel giddy and full of love. Picture-perfect moments are sure to make you hopeful and full of life. That is why every once in a while I end up watching a romantic movie or even a rom-com because they are usually a light watch.

The movies below will be ideal for every kind of viewer. From classic romantic films to modern love stories, I’ve included them all! And because these are my favorite movies, I can guarantee that they will not disappoint on any level. Without any more dilly-dallying, the following are my picks for the best romantic movies:

  1. Love Actually

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Top Ten Ways to Stick to Your Resolutions

Ever since we were kids, our parents encourage us to have some resolutions that we can follow throughout the year. It starts simple – like resolving to wake up early. Or taking up an activity that will help us grow into well-rounded individuals.  As we grow up, though, these resolutions start to seem insignificant. I, for one, know that I have not been following through with my resolutions 😉

Cheeky, isn’t it? Which is why I almost stopped having New Year’s Resolutions. I also know that a lot of people struggle with such promises that we make to ourselves on January, the First. But, over the years, I’ve realized that there are some simple ways to keep up the resolution day after day. This is a very weird topic for my Top Ten Tuesday, but a really practical one for everyone because these tips and a little bit of willpower are all we need to have a good first start and a regular stint in the months to come. Here are my 10 tips for making new year’s resolutions stick: Continue reading “Top Ten Ways to Stick to Your Resolutions”

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