FBB India- Best Buy Under Rs 1000

FBB is a perfect destination for all your shopping needs. FBB is one of most coveted brands in fashion. There is something for everyone at FBB. Today I got a chance to visit FBB Store in Kamla Nagar, Delhi. They have all the collection including western, ethnic, casual etc. 

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After exploring the full store, I found some classy stuff in less than 1000 bucks :D.

Have a  look-

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Lee Cooper Tshirt at Rs 399/-

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DJ&C shirt at Rs 399/-

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Spunk Tshirt at Rs 499/-

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DJ&C Denim at Rs 499/-

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Srishti kurti at Rs 799/-

Anddddd. This is how the store look likes-

So, what are you waiting for? Go shop now

Love…

Riya

Women’s Day Special – Interview – Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi, Director and Founder, Indus Health

Tell us about journey as an entrepreneur. What got you to join your family business?

Ans: When I lost my father due to late detection of an advanced cancer, it struck us real hard that maybe we could have saved him if we got aware of it early. That huge blow in our personal lives impelled us to take a step further and create awareness in the society about this still less provoked concept of ‘Prevention’.

‘Prevention Is Better than Cure’ is something that we have all heard since our school days but seldom do we actually implement it. We lay the odds and we wait and watch – our health. It’s time to wake up to the concept of preventive healthcare. Keeping this in mind, Indus Health Plus was established in the year 2000 by me and a team of like-minded professionals to provide affordable, comprehensive and qualitative preventive health checkups and diagnostics for symptomatic Indians. We took help from a group of renowned doctors and medical practitioners to design such services that would emphasize on how prevention can definitely save lives.

This Woman’s day, whom would you like to thank for inspiring you?

Mr. Sadanand Bapat, an eminent entrepreneur, my uncle and friend, philosopher and mentor, has been an inspiration in my life and played an influential role in moulding my personality.

Have you been ever intimidated that you are a women boss

I was always brought up with a strong faith that the world doesn’t shrink, just because I am a woman. They always advised that you should initiate and work towards that with complete conviction, no matter what your gender is. When girls at the age of 14 used to be busy playing indoors, I have spent my childhood racing bikes and cars. That ‘You are a girl’ feeling was never inculcated. This came as a strong strength for me when I started Indus and had to meet my business peers and still continues to do so with most of them being men. There wasn’t a feeling of discomfort ever. I can walk and talk with full confidence and be myself in front of men. I work with the same conviction even today and give my best to bring operations at place and ensure smooth functioning across departments.

Your advice to aspiring woman entrepreneurs.

Woman entrepreneur should have immense passion towards their work. They should not be afraid of taking risks. Initially, it wasn’t easy for me, being a commerce graduate to move into healthcare industry, but because I was determined and was not afraid of venturing out, Indus was born and is successfully spreading the message of preventive healthcare to the masses.

Another factor that women entrepreneurs should possess is the desire for control. Women should have the ability to multitask as they need to manage office and home with their goal-oriented approach.

Many successful female business owners are provoked by the opportunity to be their own boss and run their own company, a prospect that would never occur if they had worked for someone else. So before establishing their own, they should have the hands-on experience of working and knowing all aspects of business.

How Pune has helped shaped you professionally and personally?

When we started our business, we thought that Pune suited our requirements completely. Being a diverse city like Mumbai, Pune has all the facilities that a metro or cosmopolitan city has to offer. Good infrastructure, hi-tech super-speciality hospitals, proximity to other tier II and III cities of Maharashtra, a good network of expert doctors, and a technological sound city. Keeping all these factors into consideration, we established Indus Health Plus in Model Colony, Pune. Right from here, our concept of prevention has reached out to almost 80 lakh people in almost 78 cities of India and UAE in a span of 16 years.

From the personal point of view, being from Mumbai, the charm of Pune’s easy-going life appealed to me the most. Here, you can live your life very relaxed unlike the fast-paced life that millions live in Mumbai. Pune also gives you that perfect work-life balance that you have longed for. You have world class education here, that means you can send your children in their teenage years to hostel or overseas for further education and not in boarding right after they are born! The recreational facilities such as malls, playgrounds, movie theatres, and plethora of travelling spots nearby Pune help you to unwind with your family. Moreover, Pune’s weather is also soothing and the green cover in few areas is very pleasing and a treat to the eyes.

Who is your inspiration?

Sadanand Bapat, an eminent entrepreneur, my friend, philosopher and mentor, has been an inspiration in my life and played an influential role in molding my personality

Tell us something about your personal life?

I was born in Mumbai in the year 1972. I did my schooling from Ooty and college from Mumbai University. Travelling and adventure sports are my passion. I am blessed with two lovely daughters. I my free time I help my daughters in studies, indulge myself in household activities and try to catch up with friends.

What would your suggestions be to ensure independent women in the country?

Though women today are very competitive and self-motivated, however there would be many faultfinders who will throw stones on your way. Learn to accept them and face them. Secondly, I always emphasize that women should also be financially independent. Money will keep you secured in the turbulent times and also will fund your dreams. Lastly, always believe in yourself, no matter what you do or what people say.

Love…

Riya

Visit To Palate Fest- Bagrry’s India

“Palate Fest” has added yet another event to look forward to every year, in the foodie calendar. With Delhi Winters becoming a popular time for outdoor fun, shopping & food festivals, The Palate fest was the perfect hangout for the Valentine Weekend. With some 100+ outlets to pick from, the 3 day event had it all – from Ice-cream, Starters, Chocolate, yoghurt,  North Indian, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, German, Continental and Mughlai and not just limited to that – it had some pretty cool live music performances too.

So i got an invite from Bagryy’s health cafe to review their healthy colletion.

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Bagrry’s is one of the leading brands of health foods and breakfast cereals in the Indian subcontinent. With a tagline of ‘Let’s put health first’ they make products that are healthy, honest, innovative and of exceptional quality. Bagrry’s has been a pioneer in India for products such as muesli, oats, bran and our range now includes many more healthy foods. I was surprised to see that they also have oats cookies, cakes, paneer rolls etc and the quality is exceptionaly good.

Find below the products which i personally tried and loved from the ultimate “Bagrry’s Health Cafe”-

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Muesli- Fruits & Nut

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Oats Porridge

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Roasted Papad

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Muffins

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Cake

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Oats Chikki

 

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Brownie

 

Looks Yummy & Healthy ? So what are you waiting for ? Buy Bagrry’s product online from here or head to you nearest store now.

Your comments are awaited..

Love..

Riya

Royal Stay At JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity

I was lucky enough to stay in this royal hotel with Family last year. I stayed their for 2 nights and had amazing time. I loved the ambience and how they welcomed us when we entered inside the hotel.

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After seeing the inside view of this hotel, my first expression was simply “Wow”. I loved the interior designing, pool, lounge etc. Since i booked this hotel online, so we just went to reception and the hotel guy helped to reach our room. The rooms were so comfortable and relaxing. Then comes the food, there was whole lot of Indian, Italian, Chinese and Thai cuisine; all at one place. ( Separate veg and non veg area ).

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Room View

This hotel also provides us the gym facility along with spa. So if you are a fitness freak do not forget to check out the gym when you visit here.

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Hotel Highlights

  • Enjoy relaxing spa treatments in a luxury environment at Quan Spa ( On-site health and wellness sanctuary.)
  • Located adjacent to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi.
  • Take advantage of on-site event planning services and sophisticated ballroom space to host a memorable New Delhi wedding at this hotel.

How To Contact/Book?

Address: Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Delhi Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Phone: 011 4521 2121

Price- Starts from around Rs 11,000/night for a couple.

Both online and offline bookings are available for this hotel. ( I personally prefer to book online to get some good discounts 😛 )

So, If you are traveling to Delhi for business or need a place to stay for a night or more, JW Marriott is the best hotel near the airport OR  If you are looking for an easy entry, relaxing departure, or just a break from the city this is a great option close to the airport.

 

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“I am blogging about my luxury stay experience for an activity at BlogAdda in association with MakeMyTrip

Your comments are awaited..

Love…

Riya

5 Interesting Things to Do in Pondicherry

If you want to take a break from the monotonous and tiring routine and the everyday struggle of work and home, then Pondicherry is a great place to explore in South India. It is an ideal blend of heritage and spiritual culture to give you a real peace of mind. With a lovely weather, well-cleaned and not so crowded beaches, you can experience the real beauty of this place.

Here is a list of five simple yet really interesting things to try in Pondy and discover a whole new sublime side of yourself.

  1. Pottery
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Pondicherry is known for its versatile traditional heritage which is a fusion of Tamil and French influences. Here you can find a vast diversity of ceramic pottery, handmade paper, paper-mache crafts, stone carving and many more. You can try this fun activity and dirty your hands at the Golden Bridge Pottery by attending workshops. Discover the creative side in you and if you don’t have it, then just go there, relive your childhood and have fun with clay.

  1. Bicycle Tours
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A brilliant way to see Pondicherry and relish its beauty and tranquillity is with an early-morning guided bicycle tour. Through this activity, you would also get the opportunity to savour the breath-taking sunrise, especially on a beach. You can imagine how beautiful it would be to see the sun coming out of the blue sea. It is indeed one of the most wonderful things to experience.

  1. Water Activities
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Pondy is undoubtedly the best place to try a lot of water activities. Some of them are Scuba diving which is conducted in the months of February-April and September-November. Also, while spending your day at the sea beach, going for a boat ride and enjoying the clean blue water is a must try. It is an excellent way to enjoy the scenery especially for the birdwatchers as a number of birds’ flock to the lakes and beaches of Pondy.

  1. Aqua Zumba
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Now, here comes the most fun-filled and healthy activity for your trip. Aqua Zumba is an amalgamation of doing Zumba dance with water resistance generally in a pool. It is considered to be one of the highest energetic water exercises. You should surely give it a try as being aquatic; it would create a lesser impact on your joints. Moreover, considering water resistance, every step       will become even more taxing. So, all you have to do is just let your body lose and have fun splashing in water while dancing. Prior registrations and some planning are really important to book your seats.

  1. Finest Dining

There is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating for our tired souls than relaxing at a beach, looking at the seamless sky, listening to the sea waves and enjoying good food with a glass of wine. One must try French and continental cuisine at Le café, Gourbet Avenue right by the sea. This experience would surely be outstanding. Moreover, abundant bakeries and cafes are there to serve your taste buds in unique ways. Pondicherry is a place where you would discover sea food that cannot be found anywhere else. Traditional Tamil cuisine and some of the most sumptuous dishes from neighbouring states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala would definitely yield a luxurious fine dining experience.

All these activities would surely help you in having the best of your time at Pondicherry. They are really relaxing and a lot of fun to try with family and friends. A trip to Pondicherry would certainly happen to be the right decision if you are looking for peace mixed with some urge to expand your horizons of knowledge.

Author Bio:

Rohit Agarwal, a traveller and blogger, in search of the most fascinating tourist sites loves exploring different places across India. His blogs at TransIndiaTravels.com are full of such interesting blogs about various places and cuisines.

Where To Go Shopping This Season?

Are you always confused while choosing a place to shop? Wait no more and visit Fbb store. Fbb is running amazing discount offers on almost all items in their stores.

FBB is one of most coveted brands in fashion. Today I got a chance to visit FBB Store in Kamla Nagar, Delhi. They have all the collection including western, ethnic, casual etc. Visit the store and check out some amazing offers.

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Have a look at inside view of this FBB store and some of my favorite outfits from Super-60 sale:

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My favorite 6 from Fbb-Super 60 sale:

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Red Comfortable Shorts (MRP Rs 599/- – 60%)

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Pattern Pants (MRP Rs 549-60%)

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Classy Skirt (MRP Rs 799-60%)

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Flower Pants ( MRP Rs 1099-60%)

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Beautiful Kurti ( MTP Rs 1299 – 60%)

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Formal White Pants ( MRP Rs 1299 – 60%)

Visit your nearest FBB store and pick up some amazing stuff. Find the nearest store by using the FBB Store Locator :http://bit.ly/FBBStoreLocator

Your comments are awaited.

Love…

Riya

Find out what to see and what to do at NAINITAL

I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful Nainital  last year in August. The weather was too good and less tourists were there as it was off-season. It was my third trip to Nainital but i simply love this place & can visit this hill station as many times as i can. I love to roam around the very beautiful “Mall Road” in Nainital. You can find a lot of interesting activities there like good stuff to shop,  good street food, some temples & of course boating etc.

So here is the list of the must-visit places in Nainital:

(which i personally recommend)

1.NAINI LAKE

Naini Lake is located in the heart of the city and this attractive lake is the reason that Nainital earned its name. This eye-shaped lake is a tourist empyrean and acts as a magnet for all those visiting this alluring hill station.

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2. Nakuchia Lake

Nakuchia Tal is a lake known for having nine corners. This lake has maintained its serenity till date as it is still untouched by the majority of the tourist population. I would really recommend this place to all those who are looking for some peaceful time with their Family or Friends.

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3. Snow View Point

This point is located at a height of 2,260 m and is among the coldest regions in Nainital. I visited in summers so missed the beautiful scene. (My bad)

4. Hanuman Temple Naukuchiatal

This hanuman temple is located near Naukuchiata ,is 52 feet tall,surrounded by mountains and valley. The main attraction, comprises , staying place for devotees, the meditation room, Ram Darbar temple, and the Shani Temple. I truly loved this temple.

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What are the things to do at Nainital & Nearby Areas?

Here is the list of recreational activities that a tourist can enjoy at Nainital:

1. Boating and Yachting

Naini Lake & Nakuchia lake provides the tourist a perfect opportunity to enjoy yachting and boating. One can experience the nature’s splendor while enjoying the boat expedition in the Naini Lake.

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2. Trekking

Being a hilly place, Nainital presents its tourists with a large number of trekking choices, amidst the charming beauty of nature. The popular trails include Nainital Binayak Trek, Nainital Betalghat Trek, Nainital Kilbury Trek, Nainital Kunjkharak Trek, Nainital Kainchi Trek, and Snow View Trek. Do not miss this if you going to Nainiital.

3. Nature Walks

This is something i love. When in Nainital hill station, one should not miss out the chance of going on a nature walk.

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4. Water Zorbing

One of my favorite activities ZORBING. This adventure sport is fun, exciting, thrilling as well as highly entertaining to the participants as well as the onlookers

Have fun as you bounce and float in the exciting sport of water zorbing.

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As Nainital is among the most popular hill stations in the country, it is better to book the rooms in advance if a person is planning to celebrate the holidays in Nainital. One can do the booking online as well with some good offers.

How to Reach Nainital?

By Air: Pantnagar (70 km).
By Road: A widespread network of roads connects Nainital with major cities like Delhi (310 km), Dehradun (300 km) and Haldwani (40 km).
By Rail: Kathgodam (35 km) is the nearby railway station of Nainital.
I feel if a person is dying to flee from the daily grinds of life, then he or she should take time off to travel this spell-binding hill station!

Never stop exploring, dreaming and discovering….

Love….

Riya