Sunday, 18 March 2018

Beauty Magazine

Total Beauty: Makeup, Skin Care & Hair

Perfect your routine with the latest hairstyles, hair color ideas, makeup tips and skin care how-to’s that will up your beauty game. Find inspiration to try something new or discover celebrities' best kept beauty secrets. Our beauty advice is made to help you create everything from timeless looks to the hottest trends. 


Makeup Tips For Every Look

Discover the hottest trends and makeup tutorials for every look. Find out how to apply makeup like a professional. Our beauty experts can teach you helpful makeup tips and tricks you can use for any occasion. From classic and natural to bold and dramatic, you can create your perfect look.


                  Hair Style

Expert advice on today's latest hairstyles. Get inspiration on easy hairstyles for men and women so you can find the perfect look for you.

Hair Care
Renew hair from the inside out with our healthy hair tips. Build your own hair care routine and discover the healthy hair you've been waiting for. 


Pro Ideas For Your Unique Look

Turn these beauty secrets into beauty essentials. Complete your look, from hair to makeup with help from top celebrities and beauty experts. Check out a quick makeup tutorial or learn how to create a new head-turning hairstyle. We're sharing our favorite beauty tips and tricks so you can stay ahead of all the beauty trends.  



Friday, 16 March 2018

Know & Follow Hindu Dharma A resource for scientific information on Hindu Dharma


The first Holy festival which marks the beginning of the New Year, new month and new day for the Hindus falls on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. It is known as Gudhi Padwa (Maharashtra), Ugadi (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh). [In other parts of country it is celebrated during Nau Roz (Kashmir), Baisakhi (Punjab), Cheti Chand (Sindhi), Naba Barsha (Bengal), Goru Bihu (Assam), Puthandu (Tamil Nadu), Vishu (Kerala)] On this very day Lord Brahma created the Universe. Therefore for Hindus, this day carries special importance. The day is celebrated with an auspicious bath, followed by decorating the doorway with a ‘toran’, performing ritualistic worship and hoisting the Dhwaja or Gudhi.

Celebrate New Year only on Gudi Padwa!
Presently in Bharat New Year is being celebrated on 1st January as per the Western calendar. Celebration on the eve of the Western New Year includes a lot of malpractices like indulging in eve teasing after drinking, etc. So, instead of beginning the New Year on an auspicious note it begins unpleasantly. To ensure that the beginning of the New Year begins on an auspicious note celebrate it according to the Hindu scriptures, on Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada as per the Hindu lunar calendar, as this date is glorious in all ways – as per the cycle of Nature and it also has historical and spiritual significance. All this contributes to endowing the one celebrating it as per the Hindu scriptures with several benefits. It is the duty of each individual to arrest the loss being caused to the society by emulating the Westerners. 

Hindus! Strive to prove the superiority and eternity of Hindu Dharma!!
As we approach Gudi Padwa, Hindus must take stock of the direction in which they are heading. Sanatan Dharma is important not only from a Hindu viewpoint, but also from the viewpoint of human culture. Hinduism supports the ideology of multiple deities. The concept of multiple deities itself has made human beings tolerant. Even then we come across Hindus who question, ‘What is the need for so many deities?’ Such Hindus do not take any action against those who attack Hinduism or Dharma incessantly in all forms. Such Hindus were sleeping when Christianity was being propagated at the Tirupati temple. Even when the Islamic terrorist activities are posing a constant danger, we find politicians being partial to Muslims in every possible way. Even this does not seem to disturb these Hindus. They are asleep even when the Government is busy enforcing the ‘Temple Takeover Act’, so that it can control all temples and subsequently loot them. 
Hindus seated in important posts find it so imperative to maintain the moods of their so-called ‘secular’ bosses that they don’t even feel the need to talk about the tyranny faced by Hindus. Even the ousting of Kashmiri Hindus does not awaken their conscience. A society, which does not have even this much morality left, is fit for extinction. This is the future for such ‘Janma-Hindus’ (Hindus only by birth, not by action). Thus, be sure that the coming year has more blows in store for the few existing alert Hindus. Hence, these Hindus should get ready to bear and at the same time even to face these blows. They should mentally prepare themselves for the ensuing struggle necessary for the survival of Dharma during the dark hours. The time has come when we have to prove the superiority and the eternity of the values of Dharma through struggle. 

Science in the worship of the Gudi

The divine consciousness emanating during sunrise, absorbed at that time lasts longer. Thus the Gudi should be worshipped within 5-10 minutes after sunrise! 
On Gudi Padwa, the waves consisting of the fire element (Tej tatva) and the creative element (Prajapati element) are activated on a large scale. The divine consciousness emanating during sunrise, absorbed at that time lasts longer. This consciousness is stored in the body cells and used as required. Hence the Gudi should be worshipped within 5-10 minutes of the sunrise. 
Method of raising the Gudi
Position of the Gudi: Care should be taken to raise the Gudi next to the main entrance of the house. The spot selected should be on the right side (when sighted from the house) of the entrance. The right side symbolizes active state of the soul. 
1. The place for raising the Gudi should be cleaned and then a Swastik rangoli should be drawn on the ground. Turmeric and vermilion (Haldi-kumkum) should be offered at the center of the Swastik. 
2. While raising the Gudi, the ‘Shiva-Shakti’ element in the Universe should be invoked. This enables all the constituents of the Gudi to accept divine elements. 
3. The Gudi symbolizes the ‘Sushumna nadi’ of our body. Hence, the Gudi should be raised at the entrance. And it should be kept tilted at an angle. – A Scholar. 


‘O Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu! Please enable me to absorb the elements of creation, fire and Sun present in the atmosphere. Let the Divine consciousness present in these elements be preserved constantly. Let the energy thus received, be used for my spiritual practice.’

Celebration of Gudi Padwa

Ablution with oil (abhyangasnan) – an auspicious bath: On this day one should wake up early in the morning and take an oil bath. With an ordinary bath the raja and tama components decrease by 1/1,00,000 % and the sattva component increases by the same amount for a duration of only three hours. However with an oil bath it lasts for four to five hours. An oil bath consists of an oil massage to facilitate the absorption of oil by the skin followed by a warm water bath. Oil should be applied to retain the elasticityof the skin. Warm water is auspicious and pleasing to the body. Bathing after an oil massage retains only that amount of oiliness that the skin and hair require. Hence an oil massage is necessary before a bath. Application of oil after a bath is inappropriate.

Women at greater risk of heart attack than men

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is thought of as a man’s disease, but this isn’t true. In fact it’s the number one leading cause of death in Indian women and the risk is eight times greater than that of breast cancer.
Another misconception is that CVD occurs above the age of 50, nowadays people in their early 30’s and living in the city are extremely susceptible to a sudden onset. Whatever age a woman is at it’s time to begin taking proactive measures for a strong and healthy heart.
Though it is true that women have a lesser risk to CVD it’s only before menopause. The natural production of estrogen in women protects the heart, delaying the risk of having a heart attack by 10 to 15 years later than men.
After menopause the significant drop in estrogen puts women at a much greater risk than men. Women whose menses began before the age of 11, or became menopausal at the age of 47 or below are at greater risk of a heart attack, so are women who have recurrent miscarriages.
About 12% of people that have a heart attack in India are below the age of 40, which is double the number in the West. City life puts people at 3 times the risk due to lack of excursion which results in diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and many other factors which are stronger causes of heart attack in women than in men.
South Asian women are at great risk of cardiovascular disease as they are unlikely to receive timely intervention as compared to men. South-Asian women tend to be lax when it comes to taking care of themselves, as the age old adage of putting the family first and foremost is carried forward through centuries.
Women of our nation have the habit of brushing pain aside, after all the greatest pain felt by a woman is during the birth of a child and comparatively everything else is ‘discomfort’.
The biggest problem is the lack of awareness that heart disease in women doesn’t always manifest itself as it does in men; often times there is no conventional angina pain on the left arm or left chest that occurs. The symptoms of heart disease in women could be pain in the jaw, back pain, or trouble breathing which could be ignored as something trivial; even if she goes to a clinic or hospital there is a chance of it being overlooked by a doctor.
Cardiovascular disease is preventable and corrective measures should be taken immediately. Regular checkups of cholesterol levels, removing all trans-fats, taking alcohol in limited amounts, and exercising regularly for 30 minutes a day can prove to be mighty beneficial.
Focus on diet is the greatest boon, taking a good daily amount of fruits and vegetables, dried nuts, and good cholesterol producing fats can provide multiple benefits. These preventative measures can combat multiple diseases such as the commonly plaguing thyroid, diabetes and high blood pressure. Simple yet life-changing alterations to diet and lifestyle will not rob a child of a mother, and a husband from his beloved wife.

Making the child too ambitious is dangerous.

This is perhaps one question that starts from when we were children, and will continue even after we become aged. Did we create name and fame for ourselves in the world? We are witnessing a new trend where even aged people are not spared; they are advised to continue working so as to fulfil their yet-unfulfilled ambitions. Several websites and counselling centres have sprung up, to train professionals towards fulfilling their life’s ambitions and desires.

Each child is nurtured by the goal of ambition through parents and society – the message is dinned into their heads that they need to become ‘something’ or ‘someone’ important and useful. The child has to prove that he has some worth, by bringing in gold medals, whether it is in sports, music, dancing or debates. There is no respite, for this fire of ambition is lit and stoked even well into adulthood, middle age and now even in old age.

Ambition means a conflict; ambition means that whatsoever you are, you are wrong; you have to be somewhere else.Instead of making the child ambitious about reaching the top, parents and society need to recognize the child’s talents, qualities and potential, and nourish these in an atmosphere that encourages individuality.

All that the child needs from parents and society is a deepening of innocence and if a child grows with his centre blossoming, you will have, for the first time, a society of the Buddhas, the awakened ones, a society of culture.

Existence is not making a child ambitious; it is our misplaced social conditionings. Every child is unique. There is nothing to become, nothing to achieve. Let individuality in the child grow. Acknowledge the potential within the child and help it to blossom to its full potential.


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Beauty Essentials Every Woman Should Own.


Instead of losing sleep over dark circles, moaning over every zit and redness, it’s time to learn the magical art of concealment! Masking minor imperfections like the odd blemish and an uneven skin tone is the key to flaunting a flawless complexion at meetings, the boardroom, the classroom or over brunch. End your search for your newest BFF right here. We love Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer for minor imperfections and L'Oreal Paris True Match Le Crayon Correcteur to cover larger blemishes like dark circles.

It’s the ultimate pick-me-up on days you have to drag yourself out of bed feeling anything but bushytailed and bright eyed. This humble beauty product may have been outshone by the bright lip and the cat eye but never underestimate its power to make your face brighter in a flash. Just take care to pick a shade that matches the color of your cheeks when you have a natural flush. Prone to breakouts? Choose a powder formula like Faces Glam On Perfect Blush. Clear skinned beauties should opt for a stain or creamy formula like Makeup Revolution Makeup Revolution Vivid Blush Lacquer.

Like your favorite scent, every girl needs a red lipstick that pretty much covers all the bases. Makes you look sorted and confident at important meetings, adds necessary glamor to a party look and generally makes you feel like a million bucks. Take your pick of fire engine red, cheery cherry, smoldering cinnamon or happy candy apple. Just pick a shade that suits your complexion best. For more pointers on how to pick your red.Then sit back and enjoy the envious glares that come your way.

If anything can make you look instantly glam and ready to face the day, it’s mascara. Despair not if your natural lashes are not show-stopping worthy. Fake a long, curly, sweeping, thick or voluminous fringe thanks to a dizzying array of formulas at quick reach. Take your lashes from sparse to stunning in 30 seconds flat by just swiping on a few coats of mascara. For long, luscious lashes try Maybelline New York Magnum Barbie Mascara. For curls made in heaven give Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara go.

We’re always shocked by the number of women who declare they’ve never used sunscreen! This despite the fact that the dangers of sun exposure are well documented, from sun spots and darkening to wrinkles and photo aging. The reason they cite is the way it feels. But unlike earlier sunscreens that were greasy and heavy, the new gen formulas are lightweight and pack a bunch of skin benefits too. From moisturizing, skin lightening and nourishing to doubling up as foundations, you can now pick one that suits you best. 

How on earth did we manage without it? They’ve been around a while but they’re still the biggest, best things in beauty. Why do we love them? Let’s count our reasons. Lightweight coverage that builds like foundation? Check. Stays in place even when we’re sweating buckets? Check. Skincare benefits? Oh yeah! How can anything that makes our skin look flawless and works from within to make our complexion perfect be anything but absolutely essential?  This is double-duty beauty at its best! 

Busy gals need miracles. Like bouncy, freshly washed looking hair minus a shampoo. Enter dry shampoo that buys you precious minutes when a shampoo-blow dry is just not an option.  The powder formula absorbs excess oil, dirt, product build up and odor to freshen up your look without a drop of water.

You’re sweaty and grimy. You are too tired to take your makeup off. You’ve spent hours on public transport, holding on to grubby rails. Facial wipes and hand wipes are life savers you simply have to keep handy. Sleeping in your makeup is an absolute no-no and the worst thing you can do to skin (besides eating junk and smoking). And keeping hand wipes handy is the best way to stave off germs that can cause colds and infections. 

We know you’re busy but spare a few minutes every month to lavish some TLC on your strands with a deep conditioning spa treatment. We especially love Organix Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Surge Deep Treatment that nourishes dry and damaged hair, seals split ends and makes your strands healthier and lustrous. 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Invincible Stephen, a symbol of hope and humility.

Stephen Hawking taught us that the universe runs on hope and humility. In this world of extremities, hate and arrogance, he was a symbol of hope and victory of human perseverance over helplessness and defeat.

He was good, often referred as “Einstein” in early school days but was not described as exceptionally brilliant. His father was head of the parasitology division at the National Institute for Medical Research. His family consisted of his parents, two sisters and an adopted brother. They were often regarded as a ‘senile’ family who would silently keep reading books even during supper! At 17, he was admitted to University College, Oxford and his physics tutor, Robert Berman, later said, “It was only necessary for him to know that something could be done, and he could do it without looking to see how other people did it.”

But life had something difficult in store. He got married, had three children and was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It was catastrophic and the end of everything he planned seemed so near.But that did not dampen his spirits and even though the doctors predicted that he may not live more than two years, he lived much longer and introduced us to the finest books based on the concept of time, cosmos, applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Television series like Brave New world, Master of Universe, Theory of everything, and his best seller book- A Brief History of Time showed us that he was a great thinker, a fighter who defeated despondency and emerged as a winner.

Hawking was a symbol of hope and humility to millions across the world. He became a great source of inspiration, strength and willpower to those who lacked something and felt depressed. Hawking was proof that difficulties in life can be overcome if you have the will to move on.Hawking must inspire us Indians to focus diligently and with a heart to facilitate educational facilities for the specially-abled children in the country. A nation is not great because of its gigantic infrastructure and the highest GDP but because it has sensitive and humble leaders who care for the smallest segment of the society however politically insignificant they might be.

These lines by Stephen Hawking must be taught in every school in our country- “My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically”.