Eat Well, Live Well with Skulpt

Fitness and Health consciousness is growing among people these days, and Skulpt is spreading this message through their workshop with prominent Australian chef Nivi Das.

Divya Himatsingka, Director of Skulpt says, “We at Skulpt care about the well being of not just our members, but also people at large, and through this workshop, we intend to spread the message that living a healthy life is not so difficult. And by bringing Chef Nivi on board for this workshop, we shall demonstrate that to stay fit, we do not need to give up on good food, and can also satisfy our taste buds at the same time.”



Chef Nivi Das believes that you do not have to give up your favorite foods to adapt to a healthier lifestyle. A vegan herself, she has taken up the challenge of creating recipes which are made with compassion for all living beings, concern for the environment and planet and of course, people’s well being in mind.

However, she doesn’t feel that the pathway to health has to be a struggle. Her motto is to embrace life, love yourself and love your food but not exclusively.


Through this workshop she demonstrates some easy to make recipes which will be dairy free, egg free, entirely plant based, low in fat and yet delicious and she will also create a healthy dessert that is creamy and rich!

Joining her will be celebrity Tanusree Chakraborty, who will be sharing basic health tips necessary for a better lifestyle along with nutritionist Abhilasha Bagaria and Fitness Manager Prosenjit Biswas.

Join us and take the first step towards better eating, better living.



Chef Nivi Das’s background

I am a qualified accountant and always worked in corporate field but the Plant Based diet and its implications in terms of health benefits fascinated me so much that I changed my career a couple of years ago.


In 2015, I qualified as Chef on a special scholarship. I was offered the Scholarship by the Director of the Culinary College based on prior extensive knowledge of Food which was self-paced research into Science of Food, Nutrition, Balanced Diet and studies of Vegan food benefits. This was a big change in my career which I embraced happily because I feel I am able to reach out to more people and perhaps help a few too.

I have been conducting Workshops in Vegan Nutrition and food alternatives for last 2 years.  I also get asked to do presentations at a number of Fundraising Events. The next few upcoming events will be

  • Fundraiser for Animal Sanctuary in Brisbane – 2nd April 2016
  • Fundraiser for animal Sanctuary in Dixon, California 30th May 2016 – the event raised USD $7,000 for the sanctuary
  • Fundraiser for Sea Shepard in Brisbane 18th September 2016


Other upcoming Events

  • Vegan Demonstration and Dinner Event with Australian Celebrity Vegan Chef, Alejandro Cancino at Swissôtel, Kolkata on 8th to 12th June
  • Workshops in Mumbai on 24th, 25th and 26th June 2016
  • Workshops in Kolkata on 9th and 10th July in 2016


My natural curiosity for Science and how things work, led me to the path of becoming a Vegan Food Consultant and Technologist. I have turned may home into a Kitchen Laboratory where I experiment with only Plant Based and try to recreate the dishes that a person must give up to become Vegan.  Cheese, Desserts are always top of the list with most people.


My motivation for “inventing” the vegan gourmet dishes is that I want more people to appreciate that becoming Vegan does not mean that you give up your favourite foods.  I also want to ensure that people making the transition from a meat based diet or even vegetarian diet to a Plant Based  diet do not fall into the very common trap of subsisting on a very nutritionally poor diet.  At every workshop, I explain the benefits of the Vegan diet but also take care to explain the common vitamin and mineral deficiency one may suffer from if not paying attention to the nutrition.


About Skulpt:

SKULPT operating through Ideal Gymnasium Pvt. Ltd. has slowly and steadily carved the name of Ideal Gymnasium Pvt. Ltd. in the Kolkata market and built a reputation to reckon with. Ideal Gymnasium Pvt. Ltd. which started under the brand name of Gold’s Gym, after completing 10 glorious years, gave to this city, its own new brand, SKULPT. It is popular among fitness junkies for its state of the art amenities, offering special classes like TRX Training, Spinning, Kettle bell classes, Aerobics etc for its members. The gym also continuously upgrades itself through regular training programs.




Provide proper nutrition to your children to help them grow

The main concern of all parents are to see that their children growing up healthy. By being healthy, it doesn’t merely means being free from diseases but it also means growing up properly in height and gaining healthy weight. Proper increase in height and weight is an indicator that our children are getting  proper nutrition in their body required for their growth. For toddlers, it is really very important to see that they are getting the right amount of vitamins, minerals and proteins in their daily diet. The growth of children between the age of 3 years to 9 years is very critical. If care is not taken at this stage, it may lead to inadequate growth and weakness in children.


However, there can be a lot of reason for the lack of proper nutrition in children. Firstly, they are fussy eaters who can like a particular food at one time and plainly dislike it the very next moment. They tend to be picky and you may find them ignoring most of the food that are vital for their growth. Adding to it, there can be illness which might be affecting the growth of our children. This is the reason most parents are concerned about the proper growth of their children and sometimes even daily diet cannot fill up the nutrition gap in children.


If you find your children tired, sick and crying all the time, it is high time, you consider feeding him/her something that can make up for the nutrition gap and make him/her healthy and fit. Being underweight and slow growth can lead to various complications as the child grows up. A proper food supplement can help filling the nutrition gap and provide the proper amount of nutrition that a regular diet cannot offer to your children. Top pediatric experts have clinically researched and tested to bring out a revolutionary product that will help children to regain their lost growth. Horlicks Growth + contains necessary nutrients like Vitamin A, C and D , amino acid and minerals that help children to gain healthy weight and height. This health drink also strengthens the immune system and keeps diseases at bay. Horlicks Growth + is available in two delicious flavors:  smooth vanilla and creamy chocolate that are made keeping in mind the taste of young children. Drinking a cup of Horlicks Growth + everyday can be beneficial and the results can be seen within six months.

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Parents have to make sure that their children are physically and mentally fit. Panicking over poor growth  of children will only make things worse, rather parents should look for healthy supplements that can make up for the nutrition gap in the diet and give them proper nutrition. It is necessary to regularly monitor the height and weight of children up to 10 years of age to keep a track of the growth. As parents, we must make sure that our children are getting enough care and attention so that they can attain a proper growth with time and lead a healthy lifestyle. Keeping proper balance in life is very necessary if we want our children to grow up healthy and strong.


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Baggit Handbag #LChiara Review, Be #Alwayscool

The modern Indian woman is bold, confident and independent. She works towards bringing positive changes in the society and by doing so she establishes her own unique identity. She has her own style and attitude which she can carry off with confidence. She is always ready to dress up for every event, be it formal or casual and mesmerize everyone with her fashion sense.


As a woman, I can say that one of the very first things that someone notices when we are in a party is our handbags. Handbags are fashion staple for every woman because we carry all necessary stuffs in it.  Handbags come in various styles and every woman has her own choice of handbags, some love totes while some love satchels. Keeping this in mind, Baggit has come up with an interesting campaign called “Play the life game”.  Their S/S16’ bags are designed to portray the individuality of each woman and it tells us how every woman can express her true personality by sporting them.


The bags in this collection include a variety of materials, prints and textures and come in a vibrant array of colors. The unique designs and the touch of individuality in each bags makes it a must have for every modern woman. I was elated when I was asked to try out one of their bags from the S/S16’ collection, LChiara, a vibrant pink satchel bag. The bag draws its inspiration from simple, minimalistic yet stylish and cool luggage style bags. This bag is spacious and is big enough to carry daily essentials in it. This bag is perfect for casual outings with friends.


The sling strap can also be carried across the body and the two-way styling facility is great. This is my go-to bag whenever I feel like catching up my friends for a movie or discussing something important over a cup of cappuccino. No matter whether I’m calm or restless from within, with this bag I can be #AlwaysCool.


Maybelline Summer Essential Makeup Kit Review

Hello girls, so I’m posting about almost after a month. My job is keeping me too busy and I’m finding it hard to squeeze out some time to blog. However, today I’m here with the review of Maybelline Summer Essential makeup kit. We all are aware what cakey makeup could do to our face when the temperature is high. So should we give up on makeup during summer? Of course not! We can  wear minimal makeup and keep rocking in summer. Maybelline has come up with this wonderful summer essential kit that has few products which we can use daily and look fresh.


The makeup kit consists of:

  • Maybelline White Superfresh Compact.

This compact is really very lightweight. It instantly brightens my face and doesn’t look cakey at all. The compact blends easily on my skin, controls oiliness and it comes in three shades to suit all types of Indian skin tone. It is priced INR 150 only! Read the complete review here

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal.

Almost all of us swear by this kajal and it needs no introduction. Easy to use, convenient to carry around, give dark and highly pigmented black color, glides smoothly and do not irritate the eyes. The best part is that it comes at a price of INR 200 only which is quite affordable and for me, one pencil lasts almost a month.


  • Maybelline Baby Lips Lip balm in the shade Berry crush

Another product which I carry around in my purse all year round. Lip balms can be used any time. They make  our lips softer and prevents dryness. This lip balm comes with a protection of SPF2o and also gives a slight hint of color to the lips. The best part of this lip balm is the wonderful fragrance and the lipstick-like twist up tube which is very hygienic. The lip balm is priced INR 190. I have reviewed it long back here

Clean your face with a hydrating face wash and pat dry. Apply a lightweight moisturizer all over your face and neck. Apply Maybelline White Superfresh Compact, tight-line your eyes with the Maybelline colossal kajal, dab some lip balm and you’re ready to go.


All these products are my go to makeup products in summer and you can also wear it to your college or work everyday for a fresh and  summer ready look.


Banjara’s Skin Positive Beauty Cream and Body Lotion Review, Price and Usage

Hello girls, I hope you are doing good. Maintaining a flawless skin in summer seems like an impossible task for most of us. The heat and the pollution together give us tanned skin, pimples, rashes and other skin problems. No matter, how much we cover our face with a “dupatta” or wear sunglasses, we somehow end up getting tanned! To help you cope up with the skin problems in this season, Banjara has come up with two revolutionary products that promises to provide you a soft and nourished skin.


It is great to see that they have come up with not one but two products, one is a face cream and another is a body lotion. I have used both recently and here are my views about the products:

  1. Banjara’s Skin Positive Beauty Cream


Price: INR 100 for 40 g

Key Ingredients: Olive oil, Glycerine, Yashad Bhasma, Pomegranate fruit extract, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Wheat Germ oil, Provitamin B5


  • The product comes in a tube like packaging with a pointed nozzle for the ease of use. The packaging is very convenient to carry around. Whenever I look at the tube, it somehow reminds me of the Fevicol tube :p
  • The cream is baby pink in color and has a wonderful fragrance


  • The cream is really very lightweight and blends to the skin easily. This cream is non-greasy and hence it is apt to use in summer
  • It definitely hydrates skin and keeps it soft and supple and boots cell regeneration. I haven’t experienced any side effects yet.
  • It comes with SPF15 and PA+++ protection, so you can use it even when you are going out

2. Banjara’s Skin Postive Body Lotion


Price: INR 80 for 100ml

Key Ingredients: Sunflower oil, Kokum Butter, Shea Butter, Honey, Pomegranate fruit extract, Castor oil,  Yashad Bhasma


  • The product comes in a cylindrical container with a flip cap for the ease of use
  • The lotion is light pink in color and has a thick consistency
  • The fragrance is similar to that of cocoa butter mixed with pomegranate
  • The lotion blends well to the skin, however the lotion is very greasy and it is not appropriate to be used during daytime. It is better to use it at night before going to bed in small quantity
  • It makes skin soft and nourished on regular usage . I was suffering from skin dryness before to using this lotion. My skin has become  much smoother after continuous use of this body lotion for five days, so it definitely works great on dry skin.

Ratings: For Banjara’s Skin Positive Beauty Cream: 4/5

For Banjara’s Skin Positive Body Lotion: 4/5

Final Verdict: I think The Banjara’s Skin Positive range works great for dry skin. Both the beauty cream and the body lotion helps to nourish dehydrated skin and protects the skin in harsh weather. However, I think the Banjara’s Skin Positive Beauty cream is overpriced  for the amount of product present in it. If you suffer from dehydrated and dull skin then you must definitely give a try to this new range of products from Banjara’s.


Think Big and Shape your Career in the Right Path

Education is a very important to survive in a society. Education is what makes people civilized and superior in the society. The knowledge that we gain from school and colleges helps to shape our future. It is a general concern for every parents to see that their children are getting the best education ever. We all have come across such situations in life where our parents wanted us to study in  a university of their choice,  maybe somewhere where they might have completed their graduation 30 years back and came out successfully. But comparing the education system of their time with today’s education scenario is irrelevant.

Time has changed, so is the education pattern. There are so many new subjects to study that never existed at the time of our parents. Also, education is not just limited to books. Computer aided classes and on-field practical training has made education much more worthy. The demand of corporates is also changing. They do not want a candidate who is just educated but educated with a dynamic knowledge of different aspects in life.

It is time that  when the parents should #ThinkBig and guide their children in  the right path. Grab the best opportunities to build your career  as they come like that provided by universities like LPU which you can see from the video. One very important message that the video offers is that your present decision will affect your future so when it comes to your betterment, why not ThinkBig?!


Alcohol and Drug Prevention: A New Initiative to Keep Youth on a Healthy Path



It is rightly said “If you don’t take care of your body, your body won’t take care of you”. A healthy lifestyle is the key to a fit and healthy body. No matter how much busy we get with our daily chores and commitments, taking some time out to keep our body fit and abstaining from unhealthy habits is very necessary. The fast paced lifestyle has led people to face big health problems and that too in their thirties only. More than thousand people die every year due to heart attack even before they reach their thirties. If we want to stay away from the risks of heart problems, blood pressure and diabetes, it is time, we start early. Regular exercises and proper diet ensures that our body get balanced nutrition and our organs work properly. Regular exercises and cardio activities like brisk walking, cycling or indulging in outdoor sports can help to keep body weight under control and reduce the risk of obesity which is a major cause of heart attacks.



Youths nowadays are also picking up unhealthy lifestyle influenced by the media. Though the legal age to smoke and consume liquor have been strictly mentioned in the law, yet there are so many young children who are getting addicted to consuming liquor, taking drugs or smoking. Peer pressure is another reason why more and more youths are getting addicted to these items. Despite of regular campaigns, warnings on the liquor bottles and packets of cigarettes, most of them seem to stay unaltered. As we all know that the in the long-run smoking can cause cancer and alcohol damages the liver. Drug addiction is very harmful and it not only affects the person who is affected but also his family and friends. If we ever come across such a person, should be our duty to help them get rid of the addiction and take them to a good hospital for  health checkup, counseling and rehabilitation.


Manipal Hospitals, which is a part of the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) offers world class health care services in India. With their multiple branches spread across the country and also abroad, they offer latest facilities and world class treatment through experienced doctors and medical professionals to help people lead a happy life. They offer multiple services like joint replacement surgery, LASIK surgery, cardiac surgery etc. If you know any one who is struggling with any serious ailment or need proper medical guidance, refer them to trusted and reputed hospital only.


IndiBlogger Launches to Help Businesses with Content Marketing

Blogging is fun. It brings out your creativity and you can also deliver something unique to your readers. Bloggers actually act as opinion leaders in many cases and influence you in more than one way. For all my blogger friends, we are well aware of press releases. Everyday, our inbox get flooded with so many press releases from different brands. Press releases help us to know about recent events and new launches by different brand. By sharing them on our blog, we help our readers to stay up to date with different brand activities too. But the only problem is, we bloggers, have no control on what type of press release we are being sent. For example, I have a beauty and lifestyle blog and I’m asked to post about a press release on the CSR activity of an organization, my readers wouldn’t be able to connect with it.


Indiblogger, a popular blogging community in India has recently launched, that help businesses get their press releases published by top bloggers. All they have to do is to upload their Press Release and the ‘Automated Influencer Targeting Engine’, or ‘AITE’ feature, proceeds to accept applications and  then automatically shortlist bloggers based on various criteria including internal ratings and rankings. Once shortlisted, the influencers/bloggers do their research and publish their articles. One of the main issues that most marketers face when working with influencers/ bloggers is the cumbersome process associated with identifying and targeting each influencer. If your press release goes to the wrong person, chances are those will never get published. But has made this task very simple. Bloggers can go through different press releases and apply to publish the one that will be relevant to their blog genre. In this way it saves time for both the marketers and influencers/bloggers.


RenieRavin, the Founder and CEO of IndiBlogger, says, “We believe that this system will help Influencers with fresh and new content on their site every day. In a way, you could be writing about the next Google without even realising its immense potential.” In the future, will add new dimensions to the world of blogging. It will carry more than just Press Releases. Influencers will be able to get creative assignments, get invitations to attend the trendiest launch events and stay up to date to the latest news much before the rest of the world gets to know about them!


Shopping at My Experience

Hello peeps! Here’s a new month and I am back with a new post. It has been really long since I have posted about my online shopping experience. Few days back, I was getting bored at work so thought of checking out some online stores. I came across Limeroad, which most of you know is a very popular site for online shopping. A unique feature of this ecommerce site is, once you create a profile here, you can start showcasing your  creativity skills by creating different virtual looks from the products available in their store in the form of a scrapbook.


I have shopped with them earlier, you can check out my review here.  I wanted to buy a handbag for me since I got bored with the one I was using daily to work. The site is really simple to navigate. There is a search bar on the top of the site to help you look for anything in the store along with various categorized items like clothing, footwear, bags just below it.


Since I was determined to buy a bag, I clicked on the bag section and started browsing. They have a huge collection of items starting from as low as 200 bucks only! For me, I wanted a bag which would be spacious and simple looking. After looking for few minutes, I chose a leatherette  handbag from the brand Lengloy.


I loved the light green color of the bag and the simple and clean look with lots of space inside to carry regular stuffs. The checkout process was hassle free and I got my order delivered to me within 3 working days which was really very fast.


I loved the packaging, They have packed my handbag in multiple layers so that there is no damage. They also include a printed invoice of your order for reference. Limeroad offers easy returns and I got free shipping with my order, yay! I loved the product, it was exactly as shown on the website. If you are planning to shop with them so, don’t forget to check their  Summer sale!


Rating: 5/5

Recommendation: Strongly recommended !


*Shopping voucher offered by Limeroad*


Press Release: New Collection from ​the House of Da Milano


Punctuate your attire with this New collection from the house of Da Milano.  Brighten up with vibrant leather colors and let the vibrancy of the accessories by Da Milano perk up your experience and dazzle others with the exclusivity of leather colors.

The Collection comes in a amazing plethora designs sensibilities and amazingly bright & sheeny colors at the same time. Thecollection contains luxury and styles that are associated with the brand to give every woman her personal style statement.

The Prices for the products are as follow:

  • Animal Print Bag: INR 12,999


  • Black Gold Bag: INR 11,999


  • Floral Print Bag: INR 12.999


  • Gold Leather Bag: INR 12,999


  • Purple Leather Bag: INR 12,999


Available: At all leading Da Milano showrooms at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Jaipur, Ahemdabad, Punjab, Raipur and at all airport stores of Da Milano.

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About Da Milano:

The Year 1989 saw the birth of fashion brand Da Milano, providing exclusive leather accessories and products to people who like to live a classy lifestyle. Our Collection carry originality, genuine quality and flair that is incomparable to any other brand. This is because we promote prized craftsmanship as we are obsessed for experienced handiwork and best of quality resources to create our exclusive signature style. Not only in India, but we proud to associate ourselves with global market like Europe, North America, Asia and Russia where our brand has carved a niche for itself. Da Milano’s collection varies from formal to informal occasions, business purpose and for glamour. From ladies bag to Men’s Wallet, Business folders to other accessories, you name it; you get it from our Collection. Style and exquisite looks of each product got international.