Tuesday, 15 November 2016

She's my JUG #DearZindagi

Hey guys!

am writing about Jug in my life for the #DearZindagi activity at BlogAdda“.

 The jug in my life is undoubtedly my best friend - Sheetal Bhasin! 

We've known each other ever since we were in Kindergarten (Nursery school)! Yes, that's about 22 years of our lives, over 2 decades! Crazy, no? We've been the best of friends ever since! She's been my backbone, we've fought like crazy and still got back together! I can share everything with her and always find a solution to my problems and vice versa! We share everything from gossips, to memorable moments!

I still remember a very funny incident from Kindergarten where we used to ring the school bell thinking school will get over but actually it was the break bell. 😄 (We still laugh over that stupidity)

Also, we've coincidentally been in the same section each year (except for one year) in our school which helped us bond more! 

 We call each other by funny names, tease each other, and still be there to support the other one! She's always been a support whenever I was feeling gloomy and blue. 

Sheetal is my go-to friend! I can talk to her about anything that worries me and she'll help me find a solution to it. I know she'll be there even at 3 am if I need her. I've shared beautiful moments with her which i will cherish forever!


 Sheetal is definitely my JUG! She's more than a best friend and holds a special place in my heart! 

She's my kinda crazy and I absolutely love her for that. She's accepted me with my weirdness and even if I don't talk to her at times, she'll be really sweet and text me all the time to make sure I'm fine! She's gone out of her way many times to be there for me and I can't thank her enough for that. She's straight forward and doesn't hold anything in her heart. She's taught me to fight for what I want, helped me when I fell weak, and given me courage to fight back.

We meet less often now due to work but whenever we meet, we start from where we left and that's the best thing! We have a crazy time together.

Whenever I'm in trouble, I know where to go and she is the one to calm me down. I still remember the times when I used to panic a lot for every small thing and just pick up my phone and call her and she'd always helped me calm down, be it exams or anything else.

I'm really blessed and thankful to my stars to have bestowed me with her in my life and this friendship is the one to last for a lifetime! She's my JUG. :)

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Affimity.com - connect with your passion.

Hey everyone!
Today, I’m sharing a new social media website with you all - Affimity




This website is a social media website which has dedicated channels on beauty, cure, wellness, fitness, yoga, parenting, sports, etc.
I have been using this website for a while now and I like the way of interacting with posts. The home page shows us updates based on the people we follow and our interests. We can interact with these posts by liking and commenting our views on them.
My personal favorite channels are Food, yoga and fitness.
Food –This is my first favorite since I am a big foodie. I have discovered some amazing recipes from Affimity and I’ll soon share my recipes as well. I tried out this one food post and it turned out to be delicious.




Yoga – This has inspired me to start doing yoga after coming across few good posts on exercises and yoga. Here is one yoga post that I have started doing - yoga



Fitness  -  I am now working towards my own fitness  with some good exercises I discovered on Affimity. I found this one very helpful - Fitness



On Affimity, you can choose to either just follow someone or be friends with them. Also, you can share posts that you like with your followers and friends on your other social media channels. Isn’t that amazing? You can also save the articles you like for future reference.
Here’s why I find Affimity is better than other social media –
  1. Dedicated channels – It helps you meet people from similar interest groups and you can share your ideas and have conversations with them.
  2. Passion driven – The website helps you connect better with people sharing the same passion as yours, unlike other social media websites which have all kinds of people at one place.
  3. Learning – While you interact with people, you can share your opinions, share your ideas, give advice on various things and post pictures, etc.
  4. Connect with your interest – You can easily find people of similar interests and follow them, share your content with them .
  5. Interest specific social channels – Since it is all channelized, you can easily filter people based on your interest topics.
  6. Community buzz – Community buzz is a really cool thing on Affimity which I did not find on any other social media websites.
  7. Share your content from your website – On Affimity, you can use the content from your website to Affimity and also get traffic to your own website which is a really cool thing.
  8. Asking questions – You can also ask questions by creating polls and get your followers vote for their choice.
  9. Fun facts and tips – Affimity also has fun facts and tips that pop up when you click on a channel, a nice feature which I don’t see on any other social media website.
  10. Channel leaderboards - Affimity has a leaderboard of every channel on it's website which makes it easier to follow the experts and leaders in your field of passion like shown below -



You can also follow me or add me as your friend on this social media platform here - Me on affimity

Fun fact - I like how the name “Affimity” came along - Affimity is the coming together of Passion (Affinity) and Friendship (Amity).
Do visit their website and happy connecting with people with like interests!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

My Letter to Life - Dear Zindagi

Hey all,
“I am writing a letter to life for the #DearZindagi activity at BlogAdda

 

 Dear Zindagi,
 What's up? Here's some catching up on life - 
Flashback -
You happened to me on 3rd February, 1991. Ever since I took my first breath, I have been loving you.

3 years into life, I met with an accident and badly injured my foot. The doctor gave me a high amount of anesthesia and I remained unconscious for 30 hours straight, but today I stand on my feet again, thanks to you as you kept me going. The scar still reminds me of how strong I have been with your support. My family was always there to support me and you also did not leave my side.

I met with many accidents, almost every couple of years but you kept your patience and helped me heal. Apart from that, my childhood was the best ever - blessed with grand parents, parents and siblings.

You always taught me to fight back, and I never gave up. I might have taken a little longer to stand up, but I did not give up. I fell down 9 times, got up 10th time.


Present -
Thank you dear Zindagi, for giving me the best of people in my life, the best memories, challenges to make me strong and what not! Today, I as write this to you, I am only feeling more grateful to be blessed with you. Thank you for giving me enough wisdom with each difficulty so I can do the best in the situation.

Thank you dear Zindagi, for giving me the best parents there ever can be. They have always guided me and helped me in times when I needed someone. But I shout my problems the loudest to you. You have always known what's going on in my mind and you are my best friend and confidant. You have given me hope.


On the love front also, you have been very kind to me and given me the best lover and I have already got the love of a lifetime. You've always been my favorite, dear life. You've not always been a fairy tale but at times been a Pandora's box of troubles too, but hey, that's how you are meant to be, no? I've got my fair share of happiness and sadness from you and I am glad about it. I completely agree that even a straight line in an ECG means you're dead and so, what is life without ups and downs!

Thank you for my good health, my academics so far, a loving family, caring friends and everything you offered me. I cherish it all.

Future - 
Please keep up with your kindness and also keep giving me more challenges so I can learn and grow with each one.

If given a chance to exchange you with someone else, I won't. Yes, I wont. If I could go back in time and get to choose how I live you, it will be the exact same way. No, not that I haven't made any mistakes, but just because those mistakes taught me the biggest lessons of life.


I truly believe that you are the most beautiful thing that happened to me and I will make you more beautiful. If you were tangible, I'd hug you the tightest today. I have no regrets from you, and I will live you to the fullest and make it large. I will love you, till death do us apart.




I promise you today that I will hold no regrets, I'll make you worth it. I will not copy paste you, but create you. Cheers to Zindagi. :)
Love you Dear Zindagi. Stay alive and I shall live you. 

TERE LIYE MERI SAANSEIN, MUJHSE TUJHSE PYAAR HAI, TUJHPE HI AYE ZINDAGI, JAAN NISAAR HAI.

With love,
Your biggest fan,
Jaishree.

I am really excited to watch the movie, do watch this lovely teaser video -



Thanks for reading!