Friday, February 28, 2014

How Pretty is your cream?

To all the Ladies out there…. And the Men who can influence your ladies J

Everyone wants to look their best. Especially us humans. We take a lot of effort to show-case an attractive image. We spend considerable time in grooming ourselves and hopping in and out of stores to pick the best outfits and footwear. Mere grooming is not enough – we need to visit salons that burst with synthetic smell, boast of transformations of ordinary people into super-models who look slick and artificial. If all that is not enough, to keep the continuous “care” going on, we plunder the hyper-markets in search of the all-powerful beauty product that will make us radiate beauty in all directions.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lalbagh visit - Bng Birders group

We started 'birding' in the beginning of the year 2014. Most of our trips have been just the two of us or with another bunch of people as inexperienced as us. On such occasions, we would carry our Grimmet book and head out to identify the birds. But most of the times the birds are quite far away and the camera doesn’t capture them in detail. Other times you only get a glimpse of the bird and that is too short a time for identifying it.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The world of plants @ Home

Our tryst with container gardening started with the huge balcony that came with our new house. We already had a few pots which happily fitted into their new home. This balcony has most of the features that plants will look forward to- west facing with ample sunlight till 6 pm in the evening, protection from too much rain, adjacent to a lovely home and good caretakersJ.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The search for the stainless steel bottle

I have been apprehensive of using plastic lunch boxes and water bottles for everyday use. BPA, carcinogenic – there are too many issues with plastic. I have been on the lookout for a replacement that is easy to use.

These were the alternatives
1.       Stainless thermo steel – available for Milton, pigeion, Cello
2.       Stainless steel – BPA free – available at Green Kart
3.       Aluminium – BPA free

When choosing the bottle, I wanted to avoid plastics completely – but no luck till date. Most of the lids are made out of plastic. Also some aluminum bottles might leech more BPA than plastics. So I decided to purchase a stainless steel with a BPA free lid.

On searching online, you get various brands such as Milton, pigeon, cello but most of them are thermo steel and hence would be heavy to carry. First we wanted to try a simple one and see if was convenient.

I found the one I liked on MyGreenKart. I have ordered the H20 bottle and waiting for it to be delivered.
Here is the link to the site:

They claim to make the planet happier with every purchase. Their product list is fairly comprehensive but not all of them are green. That does make me wonder if all of us really understand what is Green and natural? Some products that I thought should not be there were – Lotus herbals products, SLS & paraben shampoos that are loaded with chemicals - Neither good for you nor the environment.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Neralu – The tree Festival

It was time for the first Tree festival of Bengaluru – Neralu. Neralu (Nezal in Tamil) means ‘Shade’ – an apt name for a celebration of trees at Cubbon Park that provides comfort day after day to many health enthusiasts and vendors during their walks and work.

Here is the website with detailed information: