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THE OTHER SIDE

I entered that room as a general practice to ask something to my CEO, he is a really nice man he is more of a mentor to me than a boss, but that day the scene was different in that room. Though I was there for something important & that view has caught my eyes, that day those blind folds were not there instead there was a big transparent wall of glass, he was busy with his laptop and I was busy looking beyond that mirror, it was raining outside with sun shining across the green field outside. I always wonder why such a view is not there from my desk, in office, it was an awe-struck view, while he kept working on his laptop I was lost in my thoughts. It was something magical there that has taken my attention. My office is on the 4th floor daily while coming to that place I have the view from the other side and never ever had imagined that the view from this side would be so amazing. I started recollecting my memories when I started my career when I was in radio I always thought that the person sitting in the cabin in front of my seat enjoys too much and is just chilling sitting there whereas all I have to do is work, work and work but trust me that view was completely different from that cabin, inside there is the responsibility of well-being of all those sitting outside, it had the pressure of doing everything right as there was no scope for failure, it had to bear the responsibility of “what if something went wrong” you have to be responsible for the wrong, which as much as I know no one wants to take. Isn’t it similar to our lives where we see things from only one side of the glass and assume everything just from our point of view? Whether it is a relationship where when something goes wrong we start blaming the person on the other side of the love seat, we think why only I have to do it all? why not the person on the other side. We never consider what is going with the person on the side of this mirror. I have gone through such experience where someone has blamed me saying all you care about is your well-being and not about me. It is too easy to say and think like that but when we reach to that side of the mirror things get completely changed. I remember my father saying me you will understand this when you’ll become a father I never understood that at that time but now I can relate to that when I feel worried about someone when I shout at someone when she is not taking proper care of herself. This happens with all of us we never understood what’s going in the heart and mind of the person on the other side. This happens with every one of us right! Every time I saw a beggar on the street I always give him some money so that he will not have to sleep hungry that day because I have seen myself in such situation where I had no money and had to sleep with hunger as my blanket. Imagine how easy life could have been if we have the power to see the other side of the glass. No pain will be delivered to the person who loves you, no hurt no heart breaks, no irrational arguments and no fights just peace and freedom. That day I want to be like those kids across the road enjoying the rain because I felt how amazing it was from their side but when I was one of those kids I always wanted to be on this side and feel the luxury of life. Well yes, this is the life where we always think from our side of the window and finds the other side brighter than our side, but that is not correct every side has its own life its own though and its own pain. This is life, always respect what is there on your side may be because when you will move into the other side things may not be as bright as they seem. Well by then my CEO has finished his work. He surprisingly asked me “hey why are standing so quiet are you even breathing, because it’s so silent inside”.I smiled and said, “no I am alive, was just looking through my thoughts from,“THE OTHER SIDE”.

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Anamika- A girl who had lost her name

Today even the rain was making fun of me; those words are echoing in my heart like someone is still shooting them at me. Though my umbrella was big enough to keep us dry together but today it seems to let the drops fall on me alone. Those winds were trying to say something to me like they were whispering your name. You, you the meaning of my life has just made my life meaningless. I still remember when for the first time you looked at me and smiled, those were the early days of our college when everyone one is trying to take their chances to get along with someone. When I first saw you during the induction there was something magical at that moment; I can still feel that anxiety, I had while talking to you for the first time. You were in the next section, so it was not possible to sit by your side looking at you smiling, talking making those funny faces, laughing, but I use to go to the canteen at late evenings when and where I can see you daily. I still remember there was not even a single day, in those initial days, when I missed going to the canteen at that time just to see you, even though sometimes you come sometimes you don’t but I kept that routine for looking at you from a distance. That was the first time when I got so crazy for someone, and I am sure you had never even noticed me before that day when I was under the weather but was sitting there to see you. My friend got mad at me because even that state I was not ready to go home, so she went to you and told you the entire scene. I was all set to kill her, but to my surprise, you without even given it a second thought asked me to go to the doctor’s place with you. How can I say no to you? I know I was acting weirdly, but this is what happens, I guess when you have a one-sided crush on someone. There were so many times when I had left important jobs so that I’ll always be available for you, always. I always thought that I am so lucky that the love of my life is with me. But today devil has played its part, and my entire world has just collapsed. I couldn’t bear those words, so I ran from there, like a crazy little girl crying and shouting. Before I could take a single step that loud voice has grabbed my attention, a car driver was honking like a madman as I nearly got touched by his vehicle, and stood dead without any sign of movement, few moment later my friends had come n dragged me to the footpath from middle of the road. Tears were rolling down like a mad monsoon waterfall; everyone was trying to console me. I was blank like an abandoned estate. It was the news of your train’s accident. Since that story has made its way into my ears, I became a crazy little girl, crying your name, trying your cell number, but you didn’t pick and never called me back. A ring on the door has awakened me from my dream. It’s Anant with chocolates in his hands and with a broad smile on his face, Anant, your brother who has been like my little brother too, since you have gone. It’s been 35 years since you had left me; there has not been a single day when I haven’t thought about you for all of my time. Anant has bought those chocolates for Ayaan, love of my life, our son, Ayaan. I don’t even remember how many times I had written these words on paper and flushed them with dropping tears; I still found myself sitting in the canteen looking at you, every day, like dreaming with eyes open. Well, I am Sneha, your Sneha, you may not recognise me now, as you haven’t seen me in last 35 years. Sneha, who never got married to anyone, living with and taking care of your parents. They always talk about how stupid you were and how lucky they are to had you. You always wanted we have a so. Now we have, I have adopted him, and he is proud son of the crazy, idiot, yet the most amazing father, You. It took me years to start living again but I managed, I managed it for you, for your dreams, for our dreams. I know somewhere in those stars you must be looking at me and making that funny face you always makes whenever you look at me.

I may not be able to live with you, but I am living my love for you. Love you forever and ever, your one sided lover, your never happened wife Anamika- A girl who has lost her name.

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I am Me I am Myself I am a Woman

I still remember it all begun with the feeling which introduced me to the life, I was in some dark place wrapped .can not even stretch my legs fully, though it was dark in there I was feeling much secure than now, was not able to hear clearly those whispers coming from outside, but still they somehow managed to keep me calm, I was half alive half dead feed through a pipe into my stomach but still I was quite comfortable there inside, inside my mother’s womb, then now. Those crying eyes are still in my memory when they first saw me, when they first hold me, I was not sure why she was crying, was that the feeling of care or was the moment of fear but now I know, I know what was that that was the feeling of joy wrapped in a fear that how I am gonna keep her safe from those wildlings out there.
I remember myself growing up gaining my identity, those eyes looking at me like I was some alien, my mind still remembers those words from many people “she is a girl do take care of her”, don’t know those words were supposed to pamper me or warn me about what am I gonna face .
Everyday whenever I went out to play with my friends my mom kept telling me don’t play more with boys do hang around home don’t move out of their sight, that time I felt it was their care for me but now I know that was the fear they had regarding me, I wonder what was I to them, an imagination to kept alive or a bad dream not to discuss about.
When I reached my teens and started blooming like a flower, those eyes got filled with an unknown emotion , emotion a bird have when she got food for her babies but forgot her way home ,emotion a man about to die, have when his last wish got fulfilled but he still doesn’t want to die. I was careless with the winds blowing in the summer ,I was in awe because of the feelings and emotions breeding inside me, those warnings that they had given me still echo in my mind, those warnings for coming home early, warning of not wearing what I want to, warnings of me being a girl.
But with at each n every stage of my blossom I learned how to move ahead every obstacle that going to obstruct my way ,I know that I am a jewel that every thief want to own ,and when they can’t they thinks of breaking me, but I know I am unbreakable ,I was fed with the words and thoughts which pull me back from what I am now ,I felt bad when I realise that my own kind is more responsible for my suppression than any other out there ,but I decided not to give up, not to surrender under that dummy pressure, I know I am precious, beautiful, graceful and I know thousands of adjectives are there to describe my persona .People told me to stay down stay low but I refused and became the Everest, they always tried to cut my wings of imagination, but I retaliate and flew over the skyscrapers in Manhattan, I am a perfect blend of power and gentleness, more beautiful than the imagination of a poet, more graceful than the lovely spring morning , I am more patient than the death and more restless the rain drops at the same time ,I don’t need anyone to tell me what to do, I don’t want anyone to hold my hand because of my feebleness ,I am a mom who left her job and give up her dreams because of her family , I am a wife who became the bridge between two families and keep them connected, I am warrior at war front who can kick a man’s ass much better than he can , I am a babe who can seduce you to the shower of pleasure ,I am Malala who can fight with bullet, I am a princess of my own dreamland ,I am the lady of this century ,I know sometimes I am wrong too ,but I am learning ..I am evolving from null to full because I know who am I , I AM ME ….I AM MYSELF…. I AM A WOMAN.
Dedicated to all those wonderful women who are there in my life and making it really worth.

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Edges of Thought

It is dark all around with lights flashing like fireflies everyone is in their own heaven ,some are high on spirits ,some are high on music. And, I am high with my thoughts looking at everyone standing above all, at the edge of the roof feeling the slow pushes of cool breeze, trying to take me away but I am already taken away by my thoughts . I am trying to figure out why I can’t fly, why I can’t go free like a bird when I have much more strength in my arms than those fragile wings ,when I have more power than those tiny little birds ,standing at the edge of the 8th floor balcony ,trying to figure out why I can’t when they can . You must be thinking that I am high and behaving like a drunk teenager, yup I am drunk, with my past, I am high with my helplessness, trying to figure out how to fly because all I know is that this is not the life I am born for ,not to move around someone  from 9 to 8 then, left with nothing to even move . Breathing in those wine-smooth winds, looking at the sky ,tangled in my thoughts,thinking, what is pulling me back from take-off. I want to jump from my place and want to fly , neither high nor away , just want to fly, free like a rolling stone ,like the falling snow ,like those autumn leaves I want to flow like I am born to be free .My thoughts are against each other one want to rise high other want to live free and another one comes in and argue for the reason why I can’t have any of thee. Dueling with my thoughts I realize that there is no one here at the roof, but I am still worried about what if someone come to pull me down ,to make me sit .For a moment my thoughts get disappear and I realize, I am at the edge of the building, around 100 feet above ground and walking like dead who has no clue where is he, and what is he doing .Before I could get off the edges my thoughts again caught me .This time with one more member asking for, do I really want to fly or I just want to feel what the birds feel when the fly .This is not the case only with me, it is about all of us .We all want to do something, all want to fly ,sometime high sometime free but we all want to fly ,without even knowing what is the meaning of flying and what is being free. Always fighting  between these three .I am also fighting with the same demon.Things like this happen when you know you have the fuel to burn,have woods to put on fire but don’t know how to lit it, as there is no spark in them and you have no idea how to get that spark to burn all the three, your ego, your fear and your attitude which works as a bad referee. There is something in this night which is calming my senses and for the first time makes me realize, there is no one to push me down or hold me from falling me free . It is me and only me who is here, high in thoughts ,struggling to fly . It’s too easy to talk about what I want to do ,too easy to frame a schedule ,get motivated ,and even learn how to do what I want to. But the real difficulty lies within yourself ,your fear of what’s next, your expectation of someone else, your comparison of  me and you ,your tears from past that still wet your tissues and your wait for someone else to call you to fly .Really, knowing my fears and going beyond them is not that easy as it sound but at least I can try, so do you, without thinking about whole, just one and one thought of what you want, just feel it, listing to the calling from inside, no fear of change, no comparison of good or bad, no past crying just you and your calling all alone, no missing what is gone, no thinking of what is coming along ,just you the real you, you who want to climb up the rhythms of life ,you who want to catch the shadow of dark ,you and just you trying to know yourself ,living your fears falling and rising high , jumping on the couch of your weakness ,fighting from what’s not yours for being free inside, you growing wings of hope, and running on path you know. No matter away from all or beyond every tree, just know yourself and you will know you are born to rule and set yourself free.

Hopes were tying me in knots, my fear were not letting me breath. I searched for myself and screamed my name with strength, from head to heel. To let myself know my own identity, and realized the feel that, I am born to WRITE MY OWN DESTINY NOT TO COPY, NOT TO STEAL.   

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A journey within

Life a wonderful gift, a lustful desire, a friend to enjoy, a wife to annoy .Every now and then I asks myself this silly question what life is? , what it actually means to me .You may be having a different perception about it, but for me it’s an addiction with less hate and more affection .Have you ever wonder, in the morning, why have you woken up that morning, why are you just running blindly behind the schedules, are those really the priorities you want a life with, well I can’t give you the exact figure but almost none of us has ever even thought about any of these questions. Though it has a complex working and a very deep meaning, life, is really very simple and all the good things in life are quite simple too, love, pride, trust, joy, and smile, look even their spellings are so simple. One night, lying under the blanket of dark sky sparkling with the glittering stars I found myself struggling with the thought, thought of why I am not doing what makes ME happy rather then what makes other happy. After few puzzling minuets of silence. I realized my answer is there hidden in my question only, and the answer was really simple ,as I am not living my life I am living someone else’s life and instead of trying for my happiness I seeks for the happiness and acceptability from others. And that, real me trapped somewhere inside me, which scratches me within to realize and wake up from this dream of being someone else. Not sure how many of you but I am sure most of you have gone through such quarrel within yourself. What is there which holds us back from being happy from being ourselves, from being ,the real us not someone else ,think who is the culprit behind this, I guess you must have got the answer yet ,YES it’s you and only you who is holding yourself from being what you are born to be ,fear of in acceptance , fear of being left, fear of “what if” and, the worst, fear of being yourself, these are your  enemies , and if you really want to be  happy in your life you’ll have to learn how to overcome them ,you have to trust yourself, you have all the capabilities of being yourself .Isn’t it’s funny that your own identity ,you were born with is the one you struggles to get throughout your lifetime .I am not telling you to become a rebel and revolt against all . But at least start respecting yourself ,trusting yourself is not a crime .Everyone wants to be happy so do you, nothing is wrong in it .So pack your bag and get out for the real journey, of you finding yourself .Race against your own shadow to capture it before it became too dark ,shout your name so loud that even your veins can feel the vibration , break all those relations that are forcing you to be someone else, that are holding you back .Paint ,Sing, Run, Try , do whatever it takes you to be yourself, you were born to be Happy not someone’s puppy . Just remember You are the only spark needed to ignite the light of hope in your life, no one else but you and only you can help yourself, to be what you want to be and to decide what you deserve to be .Remember life is a roller-coaster ride you can buy tickets for others but you are responsible for your own safety and pukes.

“Just get out of your cocoon of fear and spread the wings of happiness You were born to FLY, neither to pretend nor to CRY”

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Pair Of Jeans

Its been almost six months but i still remember,on that morning i was not in a very great mood ..felling lost and irritated because of last night’s incident,because of which i hadn’t slept well last night and had to catch an early morning train so feeling a quit dizzy also ..and adding to my fury thanks to Indian railway my train got delayed by 2 hours ..so all in all i was in a trance state of anger ..last night something happened which has sown the seed of this anger ..I went for shopping and found a very attractive pair of shoes but when i checked with the price it was quite above my credit limit ..so i felt really bad ,don’t know why but it made me sad ..i started cursing god for that ..why the hell i still can’t buy what i like why always i have to compromise with each n every thing ..why i didn’t born with a silver spoon.. You must be thinking why this aggression on such a small thing ..let me tell you i recently had a breakup n my girl dumped me because she thinks i am not so well settled that i can please her parents n marry her..since then every single thing that is related to my financials just drifts me away from calm ..therefore while waiting for my train ,i was coursing each n every thing happened or happening to me that time…well, when i was busy in my coursing job, a little fellow came n sat by my side he was quite happy, he looked at me n felt uncomfortable as i was literally throwing flames at that time ..he was wearing a blue almost all torn jeans of about two size bigger then his actual ,
,on top of that he had dusky skinny dark topless skull and a red cap with few holes in it ..I was sure he was a beggar ..though i was in full fury but that smile has drawn my attention ,i had looked at him n thought look even this fellow is happy and why the hell i have all the problems with me only ..a moment after, he opened his small packet n with all the excitement in his eyes he picked something wrapped in newspaper, peaked into that newspaper packet from side n placed it back in that poly bag..i was looking at him and was ready to move to the next bench as nobody want to sit by the side of a beggar because even if u don’t have problem with that those hundreds of disgusted eyes giving a weird look n those bad faces which are already quite bad gazing at you will force you to move,well that’s India is all about LOG KYA SOCHENGE ,
so i was all set to moved to another bench as i don’t want those stares ,while sitting in the next bench i saw him doing the same thing with that paper wrapped packet again n again but every time with an added smile on his face,by that time i almost forgot about my coursing routine for whatever wrong is happening to me and kept looking at him with curiosity, thinking about what must be there in that packet that he is so heavenly happy about,i want to ask him what was in that packet but i was worried about what those girls sitting next to me will think about me but my curiosity forced me to go n ask him ,so i did. I moved to that bench sat near to him n asked “hey what’s the matter with that packet, what are you doing with it again n again” .My question has filled him with fear like i am gonna take that packet away from him ,so he tried hiding that packet from me and replied with fear filled eyes “please don’t take this away from me i am not a thief, today is my birthday and i have never ever got any gift but today god has given it to me on my birthday please don’t take it .That reply has almost paralyzed me i was speechless for that moment, completely blank, i looked at him and with a hearty smile replied, no i am not gonna take it away from you don’t worry .That reply of mine has bought a sense of relief on his face n bought back that smile ,then i wished him for his birthday this has broaden his smile to miles ,then he asked me did i want to saw what was in that packet ,i swung my head in affirmation,he opened that packet with utter care and the thing that came out from that packet had given me a shock of thoughts ,it was a pale blue jeans with few holes in it ,he then smiled n said hey you know god has gifted this new jeans to me,you know what ,i have only this jeans which i am wearing for ages ,and it also don’t fits me properly so i always wanted a new one, n look god has given me this ,he said. At that time i was full of thoughts n dimensionless emotions struck with awe n joy at the same time ,feeling numb and pain at the same time, ,that was something which is really hard to explain in words,but his words made me to ask him something. How you got this gift from God can you tell me ,i asked with tears ready to roll down my cheeks,he smiled and pointed towards a garbage bin and said “Everyday there is nothing special in that bin but as today is my special day so god has sent an angel to put this packet in that bin and he hugged that packet .
all of a sudden thousands of emotions and thought starts mumbling in my brain ,i was completely speechless with what i just encountered ,at that moment my anger n rage for what i don’t have, transformed into a thankful feeling for what i have .While i was busy in recollecting my senses he kept looking that jeans like a mother looks at her new born ,coming out of that trance state of emotions i asked him where he lives and who all are there in his family, he told me he lives on this platform only n there is no one in his family, he had came to this city with his mom but she died last year because of extreme cold ,those words of him are pushing me to cry out loud but i was trying not to ,God i always thought that only i have problems in my life,i was fighting with my emotions within. He continued, My mother had told me that my birthday is on the same day when people plays with color(holi) but i don’t like holi ,he added ,me too i replied ,you know what i am collecting money by selling bottles for buying newspapers so that i can sell them, i want to be a newspaper vendor ,he said,because i don’t want to be a beggar ,he added. Those words of him had made me his fan.
while i was busy in listing to his story i realized my train is about to arrived, so without even giving a second thought i took a 1000 rs note and offered it to him but he denied ,then i insisted and told him that this is not the alms ,i am giving this to him so that he can buy newspapers and sell them, after that he can return this money back,after thinking for about a minute he said only in one condition that I’ll give him my number and address so that he can return it. That little fellow has earned big respect in my eyes on that day , i was feeling like a dwarf in front of his gigantic will power. So i gave him that amount with my visiting card,meanwhile my train had arrived , i without even caring about others hugged him and said bye to him ,those two hours had transformed me in a new person more positive then ever ,while i boarded my train he kept waving to me till i disappeared from his sight . Its been almost 6 month when i had met him ,today morning i received a call and it was him ,he told me he has came to my city to return me those 1000 bucks he is now a registered seller of newspaper and he has bought a bicycle also. I was never been so happy as i am right now ,he is waiting for me at the station ,and i am about to reach there..I can see him now from my car i reached there to see those pair of jeans that has changed my prospect toward life.

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Just a thought

I sit there in long sunny days ,in harsh showers, in blood chilling cold .There are no festivals for me ,for me its festive when i get a bread to kill my hunger ,its festive when someone don’t kick me during the whole day .I starts following those who even looks n smile at me .sometimes people hit me just in fun ,i think they must like my painful voice .sometimes they throw stones at me ,i think they just want to check their aim . i am innocent n quite ,my only fault is i am not as pretty as others. When i was small everyone pampers me but still sometime i felt like just a toy for their fun. Since the day i grow up no one likes me ,no pampering just kicks and pebbles .Last night it was raining cats and dogs ,i was all drenched ,shivering from head to toes ,running for some shade to hide my skin from the clod blooded chilling wind, n my search come to an end when a light pushed me away n put n end to my suffering, crushed me under it’s wheels of death. I got hit by a car ,lying dead on road but no one even care to stop n shed some tears on my body they just one by one moved over my body crunching it so many times that it was hard to recognise who was I . Last night i died so many times that i can still feel the pain . I had lived my life freely without chains and customs ,running behind vehicles with no reason ,falling in love with just a whistle, i have seen this world from a point like no one can see ..but still I think , is it was that bad to be a street DOG ?

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Things To Do Before Traveling

When it comes to travel, there is a long list of tasks and chores that must be done before you even leave home. Use the travel checklist below and leave home with the peace of mind that you didn’t forget to take care of something important.

Confirm Your Identification is Current

Check the expiration date on your driver’s license or passport. At the ticket counter at the airport or when trying to rent a car is not the time to find out that your license has expired. If you’ll be traveling internationally, check your passport’s expiration date well in advance. The normal turn-around time for passport renewals is 60 days. If you need it sooner, be prepared to pay to expedite the renewal.

Cell Phone Plan

Make sure your cell phone plan will adequately cover you while you’re away so you don’t return from vacation to a cell phone bill that is significantly higher than normal. Call your carrier’s customer service department and alert them of your travel plans. The agent will be able to explain your options and make you aware of any potential additional charges. Many plans offer short-term upgrades to your agreement for a reasonable fee that cover international usage, mALING and internet access while traveling.

Prescription Refills

Determine whether your current prescription medications will last for the duration of your trip plus a few days (you don’t want to have to make a midnight run to the pharmacy on the day you return from vacation). If not, make arrangements to get them refilled in advance. Consider taking a copy of your actual prescription with you along with your physician’s contact information in the event something happens and you find it necessary to fill one of your prescriptions while out of town.

DRY CLEANING

Make a trip to the dry cleaners with any items that need to be cleaned. Add picking up the dry cleaning to your list of tasks for the day before your trip to avoid the frustration of realizing while packing that you forgot to pick up your favorite outfit.

Pet Arrangements

Are you planning to board your pets while gone or perhaps hire a pet sitter? Make arrangements or reservations at least two weeks in advance of your trip. Most boarders require proof of up-to-date vaccinations and shots. Ask what documentation they require when making your reservations. As soon as you hang up the phone, go ahead and track down the documents and put them with your other travel papers. There’s nothing more stressful than trying to find critical paperwork on the day of your trip when you are under travel time constraints.

Out-of-Town Medical Insurance Requirements

Check with your medical insurance carrier or read your insurance policy prior to your trip to determine what your medical options are in the event of an out-of-town emergency. Many insurance companies require that you notify them within 24 hours of using an out-of-town emergency room or urgent care center in order to cover the claim.

Alert Your Bank and Credit Card Companies

Call your bank and credit card company customer service departments. Alert them to the fact that you will be traveling in the coming weeks and give them a list of all of your travel dates and locations. Many banks and credit card companies deny charges in foreign countries or popular vacation locations if you have not alerted them to your travel plans in advance.

Stop Mail and Newspaper Delivery

Contact your local newspaper delivery person and either stop your paper delivery for the duration of your trip or ask that your papers be held for delivery until your return.

Consider Hiring a House-sitter

Thieves like to target homes where it appears no one has been home for several days. Consider asking a friend, relative or neighborhood teenager to houses it. If you can’t find someone who is able to actually spend the night at your house while you are away, at least ask someone to drop by your house to check on things at different times each day you’ll be gone.

Garbage

Will you be out of town on garbage day? Ask a neighbor to put your trash bins and recycle bins out on your curb for regular pick-up and then return them to your storage location at the end of the day.

Empty Your Refrigerator

Either give away or throw away any perishable items from your refrigerator. There’s nothing worse than coming home to rotten lettuce and moldy leftovers. Consider ordering pizza for dinner the night before you leave for a trip. Not only will it make getting dinner on the table in the midst of everything else you must do much easier, you won’t have to worry about what to do with the leftovers. It’s also a nice way to transition from your normal routine to vacation mode.

Travel Documents

Make sure you have all necessary travel documents including:

  • Copies of your credit cards and a listing of 800 numbers to call in the event of loss or theft
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Passport and driver’s license
  • Travel itinerary
  • Reservations and confirmations
  • Tickets

Just Before You Leave

Turn your air up or your heat down. There is no sense paying to cool or heat an empty house. Shut down all computers. Unplug televisions and other electronic devices. Make sure the coffee pot and toaster oven are turned off and unplugged. Take the garbage out. Make sure all doors and windows are locked.

Relax and enjoy your trip knowing that you have used this travel checklist to make sure all pre-travel tasks have been accomplished.

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Top 10 Natural food to boost up your skin color

“As it is the time to glam and shine it is the time for a blissful glow and cherish looks”

 so If you are also the victim of sun and pollution and if you are also worried about your daily degrading color complexion. Are you already fed-up using those expensive cosmetic products?

“So here are the Top 10 Fruits that will help you boosting up your skin color “   

Expensive creams and serums have the ability to even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of spots and brighten up a dull complexion; there are many edibles that are just as good.

We’re talking about particular fruits, veggies and nuts. Because just like the rest of your body, your skin needs nutrition too.

Chow down on these 10 diet staples to get that glittering glow.

 

 

1. Strawberries:-

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Strawberries are the ultimate nutrient-rich super food. A punnet contains more vitamin C than an orange and it’s this reason they’re like liquid gold for your skin. Vitamin C is crucial for collagen production which improves skin’s elasticity and suppleness, keeping you looking young and fresh.

2. Eggs

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Eating an egg a day is definitely a good thing. They contain amino acids and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which not only protect skin from harmful UV rays but also have the ability to produce new skin cells.

3. Pineapples

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This tropical delight is one of our favorite fruits around. Aside from being high in vitamin C, pineapples also contain enzymes that help to reduce age spots, fine lines and leave your skin feeling supple. You can even rub it directly onto your skin for the same effect.

 

4. Lemons

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When life gives you lemons, take them! They’re rich in ascorbic acid – a natural antioxidant. And by eating them they can stop free radicals from developing. Nasty things that are responsible for aging skin and skin damage. Just squeeze a lemon into some water and away you go.

5. Tomatoes

 

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Keeps your skin feeling tight and bright just by eating this red fruit. It produces collagen in the skin which will help to give you a natural-looking glow.

6. Avocados

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The good fats found in avocados can reduce redness in skin, and are crucial for maintaining good moisture levels. They are also rich in antioxidants, so you know what that means? Say goodbye to ageing, wrinkly skin.

7. Garlic

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Garlic is a natural occurring antibiotic that has some seriously amazing super powers. It cleans your blood, ridding it of any impurities that can get clogged in your skin, which makes it a must for anyone with acne issues. And its antioxidants help to slow down the ageing process

8. Walnuts

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Walnuts contain essential fatty acids that make up a huge part of our cell membranes. These membranes are what keep our skin feeling supple, moist and plump.

9. Spinach

 

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This green leaf is jam-packed with beta-carotene which converts into skin-boosting vitamin A. This means having spinach as a staple in your diet can relieve dry, itchy skin, as well as giving you a smoother and more radiant looking complexion. 

10. Noni Fruit

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Miranda Kerr swears by this fruit for her skin, and if it’s good enough for her it’s good enough for you. It might be a weird looking fruit, but its white and yellow flesh contains compounds that are known to have amazing medicinal properties for skin. You can by this as a juice or as a powder in capsules at health food stores