Odd takes all of Laundry

Well that’s a heart –rending 20th century, when everybody is trying out their hands on some amazing gadgets from a 2 year kid to 80 year old, with some incredible innovation going across, it still answers as “yes” to the question if Laundry /household chores are the tasks of women? Well that’s the ugliness of mind-set in lovely Indians even today. I do acknowledge the fact that I was born in a typical family with a “gender equality” outlook ,where I did see my dad & uncle working in kitchen to clean the dishes ,leave Laundry ,which seemed to be their favourite time pass twice a week;) ,but the surroundings differed drastically from our family . I could always see aunties in neighbourhood brushing thoroughly kids dresses, ironing them, polishing their shoes, cleaning the house.

What we wish to achieve is Gender Equality; Men can do the laundry, they can even cook, they can stay at home & nurture the babies, who say’s they can’t? Women can pay for their bills, they can propose a boy, they can be CEO of a company, they can go all in Olympics & be what a man can be…It’s just a matter & game of mind-set & willingness to opt for feminine role & excel in it 🙂 .Women are not born working their house hold chores but they are trained, so can men get trained, if their parents wish to make them master of all instead of feeding them till throat & asking them to relax & gain kilos ;)!

Well for me, my man has been a boon in life. Looking at my tight schedule ,juggling between house sold chores to managing 1.5year kid to working out everything on my job ,I’ve always found him besides me. Yes ,he has shared an “Odd-Even calendar” when it comes to laundry ,not regularly but whenever we feel it is comfortable or on weekends. All thanks to Ariel Matic in this direction who are not only promoting Men to do the laundry & share the load but even a scoop of this detergent makes you happy & boast of good deed . It’s been so rare of me doing the laundry now a days, just close to once a month. Men are great managers, when left completely to them, they manage things beautifully & same has been my case. Instead of sorting by “n” categories (formal /casuals/bed-sheets/white clothes/Kids clothes) & making laundry a painful task, my better half made his own segregation definition. I see machine running twice a week & there remains no pile of dirty clothes, all come out shining with their original colours. No harshness & all freshness! Yes that’s the new Laundry regime in our house! Guys believe on me, that gives a women ample support to develop the skills she had lost due to house hold chores burdened heavily on her. It gives her ample space to nurturing her thoughts ,to re-live the moments she wish to & the most important ,some time when she can relax & be just herself! Family support ensures equal division of work, more of quality time amongst all which will always strengthen the bond of the family ,double up the love in life time relationships! That’s the importance of #SharingTheLoad.

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So guys, isn’t it a perfect time to break upon all the deeply rooted stereotypes in our minds? If women can multitask & excel in all fields why can’t these gentlemen prove & have a sense of sharing the load? Leave the older generation who won’t agree & arrest all our thoughts of seeing their boys work, but don’t leave them in blind fold with these “labels”. It’s our moral responsibility to inculcate these values in our kids minds right from the beginning.

Kids learn & do what they see, so be a role model to them, give them the right values of “Gender Equality” ,make them hands on to do laundry when you are occupied, let your boys clean their dishes only , let them tidy their rooms ,make them a responsible citizen of a growing nation. Let them not take the bun , sit & relax but ask them to share the pie.

I’m damn sure we all have watched the below mentioned Ariel video on TV as well as on you tube multiple times ,a lovely video which makes us realize of our responsibility!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xogBz71IHAo

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I am taking part in the #LaundryGoesOddEven Challenge by Ariel India at BlogAdda.’

 

 

 

 

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Those Amazing 262 days

The wonderful quotation made me re-live amazing memories of close to 2-2.5 years back, yes those 9 months, the most special ones, when for the 1st time I established the fact that there was a life bubbling up in me!

Well, so different was that day, amidst the hush of life, when the purple line in the test suddenly got me in qualm..Dilemma on how my professional life would move ahead? Serious skepticism on how will I raise up a life? Was I competent enough to have a perfect blend of raising up a kid with ample ecstasies along with the smart work of my professional life? With so many If’s & buts on my left logical side, the right side of brain was enjoying the moment..Hilarious, It was sensing something beautiful, something striking a chord with my life. Yes it overtook all the pessimism of left side with a lovely aura of spending the upcoming 9 months with full zeal & zest, blissfully counting on the days to hold a delicate tender darling.

With ample questions every day, wrt developments every week rather every day, how the nutrition needs to be tied up irrespective of anything, what all precautions one need to carry along..Registration to baby centre became my handy guide. Yes, numerous directions flew every day from both the Mom’s, which actually gave me a sense of great feeling..I was suddenly on the “prime list” of every family member.

Wanna eat Ice cream & Jalebi at 11 in the night? Eat, don’t control. Wanna rush to a lush garden & have a leisure time, come let’s go. No dinner mood..Leave it, ample choices to be spoilt for. Why drive, cabs are there to help! Oh God ,those superb 9 months ,full of tantrums & excitement ,those were the moments which made my family re-pamper me to the heights & I actually lived my sweet old days .

The routine was more or less the same, being a working woman, It was great to go to office & try to be the same person for close to 5 months.. Any cravings, any discussions with close friends were not allowed to be over heard to other colleagues ( Out of sheer shyness & strict instructions from in-laws to not leak out the good news) .The biggest difficulty was when I moved in 2nd & 3rd trimester & had to somehow hide the baby bump;) Well, thanks to the little one inside who did not allow me to put on much & was able to work out till the last days. Thanks to him that he allowed me to keep on my pace while working. There were amazing sentiments, while talking to your boss, you get a high kick from inside & you just stammer upon, unable to utter or laugh (& then later on you see yourself giggling ;)). I got so lovely colleagues who asked me to slow down & not to lose the appetite completely.. It was a great time to hear from people that your kid will be a super active kid (I certainly had no doubts on it looking at the life I led;)) , & the most precious comment from a close colleague when I told him that “I won’t come from tomorrow.. Hey why are you quitting the organization?” Ha Ha I was stunned but upon telling him with the fact, stunned him all the more.. 8.5 months sitting beside me & unaware of this reality..It felt as WOW..People didn’t even realize that I was expecting!! Incredible journey by me 😉


Initially there were days of upset-ness in first 3 months which I usually felt during evenings post returning from work. But being blessed with an amazing partner, those moments were always lightened..Sometimes “Doughnut guy” was ringing the bell & other times, my loved starters would!! We would sit & play “Scrabble to Ludo to Carom & to utterly kiddish “Guess who ;)”..We would be madly dancing & roaming around in the lanes for night walk. There were daily “Rasgulla’s” in the fridge & Coconut water, soya chips & what all not; all these were a daily part of my bag. God, it was extreme coddling. My better half was all the time on his toes to get me all what I even thought off J Every months there were surprises hidden (Don’t know if they were for me or the little upcoming champ) .

There were days when the visits to hospital made my heart beat go up, sonography’s longed me to see the face of little one (But I wasn’t lucky ,he was so shy to face the camera;)) , switching & increasing of the medicines putrefied my face ..Any comment by the gynecologist suddenly made me all the more cautious…There were wonderful counseling session in the last trimester to make a new mom understand the new life..

There were numerous changes going on in my body every day every minute ,sometimes eating became difficult ,sometimes travel & other times even breathing.. But it all perished when “we” used to chat & smile; When he used to kick & revolve all around inside (as if surveying the upcoming world) ,when the hearts used to beat in sync with one another ..It was the most beautiful feeling to which only I had the access & that was the feeling of “Being a Mom”. Those were the moments when the emotional bond had already been developed, we already knew each other & the only word which existed between us was of “Love, Love & Love”. We were far away from the reality of this world & were lost amongst each other.

& then there was the day ,when he was there in my arms ,so close to me ,I could feel his every breath ,I longed for him close to 9 months & yes the best gift of God was there holding me !


“I’m writing about my wonderful journey of pregnancy for the #YummyMummy blogging activity at BlogAdda
in association with Marico Bio Oil.”

Wireless charging! Move ahead!

Hey guys, tired of your smart phones getting discharged anywhere in the middle & you unable to respond to your friends on Whats app? Getting cranky over depleting battery? Yes, you all must by now have had a soft corner & bought the esteemed so called “Battery banks”.

Although heavy, an additional accessory occupying space in your bag/pocket but still a mandate for us to carry coz we don’t have an alternate.. But have you heard of “spec invent”, https://www.specinvent.com , a start-up coming with an innovative thought of wireless charging. The best part is they have clubbed safety of your phone with ease of charging together..SO how about a charging case? Yes that’s what they’ve got to present to us with pre-bookings starting from 12th May.

Browse down their site or read the complete post to get an idea of their innovative concept & quickly “Be in charge” ,that’s what they call – SPEC Be In Charge J

So the 4 products: Zeus , Herc ,Iris & Bolt have a speciality in itself:

  1. Zeus :

Zeus wireless charging sleeve: An elegant and sleek protective leather sleeve that doubles as a wireless charger for your Qi Enabled smartphone.

Advantage:

  1. Just place your Qi-enabled smartphone on or inside the sleeve to initiate charging
  2. A perfect travelling companion or desktop accessory
  3. 4800 mAh Li-Polymer battery power
  4. Delivers 2 full charges for iPhone 6/6s, 1.5 charges for the Galaxy S6 /edge and 14 full charge for the Moto 360.
  5. Multiple protection system to ensure device safety
  6. Smart LEDs to display power on/off status and the remaining of battery power.
  7. Dual Charging (Wireless Charging and USB)
  8. Available in Black, Tan, Burnt Red and Navy Blue

2. Herc:

You get bundle of amazing features in IPhone, but this innovation of “Wireless charging” isn’t built.

Herc is a designed product that let’s iPhone user’s power up using any wireless charger in style. The case has two components: a minimal, Snap-On protective case and a larger one that enables wireless charging. The case is intended to be a relatively permanent safety measure, its slim leather covered plastic frame guarding the corners of your Cupertino-crafted device during drops without overly bulking it up. When you need to top up your iPhone’s charge, drop the case on or inside Zeus or any wireless charger.

Available in all 4 colours stated above.

3. Iris : A perfect companion for Samsung Galaxy Phones

A beautiful glass finished galaxy S needs a lot better handling so why not own Iris? Benefits:

  1. Constructed out of high strength polycarbonate and genuine leather
  2. Has precise cut-outs for access to all original ports
  3. Slim leather covered plastic frame guards the corners of your galaxy device during drops without overly bulking it up
  4. Iris series cases will be available in Black, Tan, Burnt Red and Navy Blue

    4. Bolt : Wireless Charging for any smartphone/tablet

    Simply plug the qi receiver to your phone, place it on your chosen charging station surface, and you’ll be fully charged in no time

    Benefits:

    1. easy to use
    2. works with Apple iPhone products, and all cell phones with a Micro-USB port
    3. works with any Qi compatible charging pad
    4. available in Black and White currently

What are you waiting for? Reach out for these amazing products at www.specinvent.com & Book on the page

Zeus (INR 4599/-) Herc (INR 2299/- to 2399/-), Iris (INR 1199/-) and Bolt (INR 1999/-) will be available for Pre-Order Starting 12th May 2016.