Classic Malt Selection Longue – A big Winner At LFW 2018

Luxurious and elegant, the Classic Malts Selection Lounge at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week in Jio Garden Mumbai was the place to be for bloggers, celebrities and fashionistas.

From its wooden décor, plush leather couches and great Scottish ambiance, to the large selection of world class malts that was on offer, it was a much sought-after place for unwinding and relaxation amidst the hurly-burly of what was happening outside.

Besides the exquisite single malts, world class cocktails and delectable food platters, guests were also entertained with a range of unforgettable experiences by Diageo’s Reserve Brand Ambassador Jamie Walker with curated malt tastings and mixology sessions.

We were introduced to a unique experience, in which Jamie presented many of Scotland’s finest, most famous and richly storied Single Malt Scotch Whiskies like Talisker, Cardhu, Singleton and Glenkinchie. Jamie explained to us the essential tools for understanding Whisky, telling us to explore our palates and understand our minds to understand how we enjoy these spirits

Nearly all of the taste of whisky comes from its contact with oak casks. Though every whisky has its peak maturation point, the general rule is: younger whisky has more distillery character, and the older whisky more cask influence. There is, however, much more to it than that.

The tasting session revealed the following information on the malts

Singleton of Glen Ord 12YO Single Malt: The only malt from the Black Isle, the Singleton of Glen Ord is a balance of gentle fruity notes and gingery, rich, sweet malt flavours. It has a soft, smooth texture, and is renowned for a pleasantly drying finish.

Talisker 10YO: The key malt that lends Johnnie Walker its smokiness, the Talisker 10 YO has a rich dried-fruit sweetness, which is perfectly complemented by its peppery, long finish. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of pepper that gives this single malt an added depth of flavour, which is warming and intense.

Glenkinchie 12YO: This exquisitely crafted single malt is light, sweet, fresh and creamy, with hints of flowers and cut grass, underpinned by toasted malt and cheese cake notes.

Cardhu 12YO: This single malt has a smooth and well-balanced mouthfeel that lands a sweet and fresh short punch, which is followed by a pronounced drying effect, and has a lingering sweet smoke finish.

Spotted enjoying themselves at the Classic Malts Selection Lounge were designers, socialites, models, and bloggers too. The energetic vibe of the lounge was appreciated by all!

A great experience at the Longue

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Five Magical hacks for beauty

Beauty is eternal, said no human ever! We know the beauty that we possess today, it’s going to stagnant tomorrow. We all want it to stay a bit more longer, to give us some more charm than we already possess,but as we live, we bear innumerable change in climate and lifestyle. Thus, our beauty deteriorates with time

Now, between these logical twists, let’s take a turn towards the magical remedy of it. Lets try out these Five magical beauty hacks that we probably never knew before.

  • Toothpaste hack- We all knew toothpaste did clean our teeth,but clearing away blackheads in just a minute is surely magical. Yes, with a toothpaste, you can get rid of those stubborn blackheads within minutes and painlessly. Just apply a pea amount on your nose, rub it for a minute with your fingers and then clean it with a good,clean and soft brush for a minute. You’d discover a new glow and black heads gone after you wash it.

  • Papaya banana crush- We all want shine look on our faces that stars pride of, yes? Well, here’s an easy trick for the same. You not only can get a beautiful, glowing skin, but it gets nourished from inside too. Just crush together a piece of papaya and banana together and rub on your face for two minutes, wash and see the results.

  • Almond oil hack- Worried of the effects of pollution on your skin? Is the daily dust making your skin look dark and dull? Just massage with a little sweet almond oil daily before and after your house and feel the healthy glow.
  • Oats powder hack- Are wrinkles giving you a lot of stress? Worry not! We have got healthy oats to clear the mess. Just grind some handful of oats into fine powder and apply on your skin mixed with milk thrice a week and feel the difference.

  • The magic of vinegar- This one’s an all rounder in creating magic. Be it dull skin or hair, vinegar fits in everywhere. Apply on your skin mixed with rose water for a cleaner look or add-in your bathing water (a tablespoon diluted in a little mug) to give your hair a beautiful shine.

These Five hacks are life savers when it comes to fast, convenient and efficient beauty care. Do try and let us know in the comments how you feel about it.

This post is written by saba ladha, do follow her blog for more such beautiful posts on beauty, health, food and lifestyle. More such magic hacks coming, till then, stay tuned!

Explore The Offers And Deals With EaseMyTrip.Com

Its Time to Welcome This New Year with Biggest Travel Sale of EaseMyTrip.com, My travel plans are sorted with my family as EaseMyTrip has huge offers on different modes of travelling leisure

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How Micronutrient Deficiency pose Serious Threats to Infant’s Immunity

There is an interesting saying in the field of nutrition – “every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it”- Heather Morgan, MS, NLC. The relevance of this quote has become momentous, as more than half of the deaths of children due to diseases such as diarrhea, measles or cholera -are associated with malnutrition.

The statement holds a lot more importance when we talk about food habits of infants. It is the stage of life, where physical growth and mental development of a child, happen the most. Therefore, feeding infants with the right nutrients holds paramount importance.

Micronutrients are considered the most important in a baby’s diet because the right nutrients help in building the immune system of infants, which protects them from infections and other critical diseases. Malnutrition is counted as the primary cause for immunodeficiency across the globe.

The interconnection between micronutrients and immunity

Micronutrients like zinc and vitamin A play a crucial role in strengthening the immune system especially in the first year of life. According to WHO, vitamin A deficiency causes 1.2-3 million deaths each year. Furthermore, this deficiency is the major cause behind an increased risk of diarrhea, measles, malaria and the overall immunity.

Zinc is also an essential trace mineral, as it plays a significant role in the functioning of immune cells and cell membrane formation. If the child is not fed with adequate amount of zinc, it can cause serious issues as, growth retardation, congenital abnormalities, or even neonatal deaths.

Similarly, other micronutrients such as vitamin D, iron, or iodine plays a key role, in the proper functioning and growth of a newborn, and during later years.

Spreading Awareness about Importance of Micronutrients

A child is dependent on his caretaker for all needs, so it is important that parents or caretakers are aware of the importance of micronutrients. Also, being aware of the sources of these micronutrients is very important. There should be informative or awareness campaigns for first-time parents or caretakers to spread this awareness and educating them about the importance of micronutrients, apart from the consequences of neglecting their need.

It is found that in countries like India, kids are fed with the same food which elders consume – these prevents infants from getting proper nutrition from their food. These diets are often high in macronutrients like carbs and fat, but lack in micronutrients like iron and vitamins. Here intervention is required to fulfill the nutritional needs of infants. Supplement foods rich in micronutrients should be included in an infant’s diet to cater to these needs. There are many options available in market from which the parents can choose from.

With the governments doing their parts in both developed and developing nations in the lines of WHO 2025 initiative and introduction of campaigns to spread awareness and providing supplements for essential micronutrients like vitamin A, positive changes have already started to occur.

Let us hope that new interventions and technical advancements will pave the way to a healthier next generation, in the times to come.

Without Prejudice – a bold story well told by Devasis

Without Prejudice – A novel on the life sketch of a fictional Mumbai Bar Dancer, Without Prejudice, the book, delves deep into the roots of the evolution of these dancers, and attempts to answer how the sudden decision of closure of the Dance Bars in Mumbai  ran the danger and risk of depriving this section of the populace of a dignified way of living, albeit not being seen so by some sections of the society. The story narrates the damage caused by certain archaic laws to this section of the Indians and how the government, administration and general public are completely unaware of the injustice meted to the women from these communities, as highlighted in the book. This is a bold story well told.

About the Author:

Devasis completed his graduation in commerce from Calcutta University.  He did his post-graduate diploma in PR and Communications, thereafter. He chose his career in advertising initially, and later on he took up Public Relations as his profession. He started writing free-lance non-fiction features just after his graduation in college, since the early 1980s during his spare time and continued writing them in various Indian newspapers and magazines till 2003. Thereafter, because of varied overseas and domestic senior executive roles and assignments, his articles became a few and far between.

Devasis currently lives in Mumbai with his family. Without Prejudice is his maiden novel.  He can be contacted at devasisc@gmail.com

Without Prejudice is available in leading book stores and in Amazon.
Buy here: http://amzn.to/2l95qg3

Cost: 450 Inr
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​Durga Puja 2017: Here’s why Vodafone Aaagomoni is going to be one of the biggest celebrations on the eve of Mahalaya

What happens when legends like Gulzar, Bhupinder Singh, Mitali Singh, Mamata Shankar, Usha Utthup, Soumyajit Das, Sourendra Mullick, Upal Sengupta, Anindya Chatterjee, Iman Chakraborty, Indrani Dutta, all share a stage!!!!!

While it would take time for one to fathom such a immenent presence in one place Vodafone has brought this to reality. As a part of the 17th edition of #VodafoneAagomoni this year, Vodafone has invited these legends to the perform at  the Science City Auditorium, 7.30 pm onward on 18 th September 2017 . The Choreography & Performance by Mamata Shankar and troupe. 

Guest of honor Gulzar with Bhupinder & Mitali Singh will be presenting poems & Nazms of Gulzar. 

The event will also see a Performance on Peace by Prayas Foundation: Special Children & Avirup, Songs and Piano by Soumyojit-Sourendra, Bangla Band: Chandrabindoo: Anindo & Upal with Iman Chakraborty . This edition of Vodafone aagomoni will also have Usha Uthup & team. 

Traditionally, the privilege of just select invitees, this edition of Vodafone Aaagomoni takes a novel step to make the proceedings accessible to a larger group of music aficionados. Vodafone Aaagomoni 2017 can even be viewed LIVE on the #VodafonePLAY App. Vodafone customers across the globe can download and log into Vodafone PLAY App to get a live feel of the grandeur of Vodafone Aaagomoni 2017. 

Vodafone PLAY in association with HUNGAMA PLAY and HOOQ, lets the users surf through 300+ Live TV channels, over 14000+ movies and TV show titles and a wide range of all genres of music. To download Vodafone PLAY, the customers can send the text “PLAY” to 199 or can download it from Google PLAY Store (Android users) or App Store (I-phone users).

Vodafone India in association with a leading FM channel will be conducting a “Slogan Contest”, enabling 200 listeners to win couple passes to Vodafone Aaagomoni 2017. Interested participants will have to come up with innovative and interesting slogans on Vodafone Aaagomoni. Vodafone Aaagomoni 2017 will also be telecasted LIVE on Zee Bangla.   
 So if your planning a visit to Kolkata city… do remember that the Vodafone aagomoni #VodafoneAagomoni festival is only 5 days away!!    

My Snack Smack Experience!

This Snack Smack outlet near Jangid Circle cannot be missed, just at the corner of Liberty building. The outlet is small and has no seating available but, yes a quick delivery is assured!
What I tried??
* BBQ Chicken Burger- Chicken Burger with a good dash of Barbeque Sauce (In-house base products)

*Chicken Mayo Sandwich- Flavored Mayo with tendered Chicken Between Bread!

*Smoked Chicken Pesto- Comprise of Smoked Chicken With In-house base Pesto Sauce between bread.

*Smoked Chicken Salad Grilled Sandwich- A Perfect Grilled Sandwich with tendered Chicken and Mayo.

Loved it.

*Chicken Arabic Shawarma- A Perfect Arabic Shawarma with Chicken Veggies and french fries.
*Tandoori Chicken Wrap- Chicken Marinated and tendered with mayo sauce was a bliss.

*Spicy Chicken Pizza- I loved their spicy chicken pizza which is exactly same like Domino’s Spicy Chicken Pizza..

Perfect In-house base and exact ingredients made me to write this that’s it’s exactly same as Domino’s.

*Would want everyone to try this out*

*Crispy Chicken Wanton – Fried Chicken wrappers served with spicy dip, was a showstopper of my dinner…

*Brownie Shake -A heavy dark chocolate drink had a chopped walnuts and diced brownie pieces, Again a perfect dessert drink all kids are going to love..

Overall My Experience Was Super Delicious with them!
P.S. – Do Check my pics for better whole of idea.