Monday, 16 July 2018

Affordable & Effective Herbal Home Cleaning Supplies ft. Herbal Strategi

We've been quite considerate for ditching chemical based products from our lives; be it eatables, beauty essentials or skincare stuff. But if you just look around, you'll realize you missed switching to herbal, non-toxic home cleaning products that are crucial to healthy environment within your home. So today' I'm introducing you to Herbal Strategi, a brand dedicated to offer a wide array of herbal solutions to almost all your household needs. I've been using some of the products for last few days and all these fared so well.  So check out what all I tried at my home-
Herbal Room Freshener (Lemon) is the one-stop solution for bad odours and gives you that fresh breath of air that you have been looking for a long time. Made of herbal ingredients like Lemongrass Oil, Lemon Oil, Neem Oil, Cedar Wood Oil, Water and Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine, it is a viable option to replace products that have a chemical composition and can be harmful. These air-fresheners are extracted from natural ingredients and are thus extremely eco-friendly. They do not cause any side-effects or respiratory discomfort. It leaves behind a lingering soothing fragrance. Available in other fragrances like Sandal, Lavender, Rose, White Lily etc.
SDS is a 100% herbal Sanitising and Disinfecting Spray which is biodegradable, non-toxic and eco-friendly. This herbal spray has antibacterial, fungicidal and antimicrobial properties, which help keep viruses, bacteria and fungus at bay. It is made from a unique blend of plant extracts and aromatic oils like Bhutika Oil, Roshika Oil, Tulasi Oil, Tailaparna Oil and Water. It effectively kills the odour producing bacteria and germs present in the air and immediately eliminates all bad odours. I spay it on my bedsheet to disinfect it before bedtime.
The Dish Wash Liquid is made exclusively of plant extracts and aromatic oils which are 100% herbal in nature. The dish wash is not only chemical-free and safe for your utensils, but is also gentle on your skin. This acid-free dish wash liquid has to be mixed in water and then used for cleaning the utensils with a gentle scrub. It rinses off quite easily and does not leave behind any residue after the wash. For greasy n oily stains on the vessels, do pour the concentrate directly on the stain and scrub after a minute or two to effectively remove grease and germs from your dishes..
Herbal Floor Cleaner is made from Lemongrass, Cedarwood and Sarala Oil. It can be added to half bucket full of water while mopping the floor. The mop cleaner is best suited for cleaning the Tiles, Stone, Granite and Indian Marble surface. Avoid cleaning the Italian Marble and Hardwood floors. It acts as a natural disinfectant and repels bugs and insects. Yu may also remove the stubborn stains on the floor by applying a small amount of undiluted cleaner liquid to the stain and mopping with water after few minutes.
Nature Clean – Herbal Hand Sanitizer is the one that does not make your hands rough. It is ideal for those who take cleanliness and sanitation seriously. This herbal hand sanitizer makes sure that your hands remain supple and soft and also gives you germ-free skin. Its mini pack easily fits into my bag, hence making it handy when in need. It's nicely fragrant. It's herbal composition includes Lemongrass Oil, Neem Oil, Lemon Oil, Tulsi Oil, Water, Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine. I specially like its gel-like tecture which is not runny and watery thin.
The biodegradable Kitchen Cleaner Spray is made of plant extracts and natural oils that are not toxic in nature like Lemongrass Oil, Cedar Wood Oil, Pine Oil, Water and Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine. Being eco-friendly and safe, it is the best substitute for chemical-based products that have hazardous effects on your health. I've used it to clean my microwave, cooktop hobs and kitchen  chimney. It effectively removes any greasy buildup from the appliances and keeps the flies and insects at bay. It also smells nice so that its not bothersome to your sensitive nose. An additional pump came along to convert the bottle into a pump spray once you open it.
Herbal Termite Spray is made from Lemongrass, Neem and Cedarwood. It can be sprayed on crevices and gaps in infected wood furniture, doors, cupboards and on mud tunnels and trails of termite seen on walls. It's dvised to repeat the spray once a day at infected areas for a week to eradicate termites and not letting them hatch the eggs.
Herbal Mosquito Vaporizer is a herbal, non-toxic mosquito repellent liquid vaporizer that repels mosquitoes for 8-12 hours. It's design fits all the machines that you might be using already. It's fragrance is not very strong, yet effective. One bottle suffice a month long usage.
I carry a Toilet Seat Sanitizer in my bag wherever I go because the public toilets or the hygienic -looking toilets of our homes are hubs of infectious germs. This herbal toilet seat sanitizer makes sure that toilet seat is free of contamination and increases hygiene confidence. It is made of Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Citronella Oil, Water and Excipients. Just spritz it on the toilet seat and wait for a few second to let it vapourize. The product has antibacterial, fungicidal and antimicrobial properties.
Pros:
No use of harmful chemicals.
Non-toxic and bio-degradable.
Made exclusively from natural ingredients and plant extracts.
Not tested on animals.
Kind to waterways and marine life
Safe for kids.
Causes zero side effects.
Pocket friendly prices.
Convenient packaging.
Refill available for most products.
Easy online availability.

Cons:
None


Monday, 9 July 2018

Shopping For A Precious 'You'

"Beautiful things shouldn’t necessarily be accompanied with heavy price tags."
And that's the philosophy which PreciousYou.in continually strives to live by and that's the reason they source and curate the most exclusive fashion accessories from across the globe at prices that are bound to pack in a lot of pleasant surprises for their customers.

About PreciousYou.in 
The team at PreciousYou.in is dedicated to put together a collection of the most exquisite pieces of fashion jewelry from places that any modern woman would love to flaunt! Be it a stunning pair of embellished earrings from Afghanistan, a traditional handcrafted necklace from Nepal or a fabulous piece of jewelry all the way from Kazakhstan- you name it and you have it! A treasure trove for jewelry aficionados, their collection comprises authentic handmade pieces directly sourced from their place of origin that have a unique story to tell.

The brand has got everything to enlighten the diva in every woman with its irresistible collection of handpicked jewelry that are easy on the pocket yet manage to stand out in a crowd. Each piece in their collection is 100% authentic and guarantees the wearer a truly original look. With over 500 Afghani,Turkmani, Uzbeki, Kazaki, Nepali, Kundan, Jadau and Meenakari pieces to spoil you with choices galore, their impeccable assemblage boasts of a unique plethora of designs that are hard to find anywhere else.

My Shopping Experience
I'm a jewelery hoarder and had been looking for some necklace with a regal appeal to it that may go with my newly purchased saree. A random hunt for graceful jewellery pieces took me to preciousyou.in and much impressed with their collection I started frisking their entire collection. After a while, I realised I wasn't exploring something that was on my shopping hit list, rather I had spent almost two hours admiring the exquisite rings, graceful bracelets and fanciable necklaces. On the back of my mind, I was estimating the budget I may have to spend on this site to own some gorgeous pieces. 
On the spur of the moment, I clicked on the Handbag category with an intention to give a quick glance and my eyes were struck on the cute little Cherry Red Vegan Leather Bag. 
That sounds abrupt, but I instantly made up my mind to forego jewellery shopping for the time being because a bag in this particular colour was my long cherished wish and I didn't want to miss this one.

Placing the order had been a cakewalk...absolutely hassle-free and no confusion in navigating on the site looking for options. I opted for Cash on Delivery option which costs NO EXTRA payment unlike most shopping portals. I received a confirmation email right after placing the order. The order was shipped within 24 hours and the updates on the order status was emailed to me with Tracking details. A properly packed parcel was delivered to me within 3 days that was quick enough. See how I styled with a basic LBD with no embellishments.


I'm totally delighted to have smooth and uncomplicated shopping experience at PreciousYou.in. The best part is that they provide 100% free shipping all over India and accept all payment methods like COD, debit/credit cards and net banking. One can also return/exchange a product by raising a ticket within 24 hours of receiving the order (which I didn't need to because I loved my bag).
I recommend the lovely ladies to shop at PreciousYou.in and fall in love with yourself all over again.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Journey to the Last Indian Village in Himachal – Chitkul

Located in the heart of Kinnaur Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Chitkul is a little station which gives you the sentiment of having gone far away from civilization. The village lies on the Indo-Tibetan trade route, therefore being the last village of India which can be visited without a permit. Bearing a distance of about 600 kilometers from Delhi and 28 kilometers from Sangla Valley, Chitkul is handsomely based at a height of 3450m and excites travelers with its enchanting beauty. 
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There are two routes to reach Chitkul and the drive is purely a delightful treat both ways. You can start off for Chandigarh from Delhi via bus. From Chandigarh, board a state bus or HRTC and reach Reckong Peo in about 10-12 hours. Chitkul lies 60 kilometers ahead of Reckong Peo. Another transit bus will drop you at Chitkul within 3 hours.

Alternatively, you may travel to Shimla from Delhi, stay a night there and board an early morning bus to Sangla and reach there in around 7 hours. In another 2 hours, you will reach Chitkul via Rakcham. Sangla Valley is a wonderful creation of God which offers enthralling scenic views for nature lovers.
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The small hamlet of Chitkul is situated on the banks of Baspa River that hold crystal clear blue green waters. Around 600 people reside in the village and traces of Indo-Tibetan connection can still be seen in the region. On the left bank of Baspa River lies the snowcapped mountains while on the right bank, the whole tail is flooded with apple orchids. Chitkul is an amazing destination for Himalayan Trekking. It is a perfect place to go for long walks, long and short treks as well as night camping. It is a gateway to Lamkhaga Pass Trek, Rupin Pass Trek & Borasu Pass Trek. Just a few kilometers away from the village is the Nagasthi ITPB post, the last Indian outpost on the border. Ranikanda meadows is a 10 kilometer beautiful trek from Chitkul. The small pretty village is also famous for trout fishing and adventure sports such as mountain biking, bouldering, slackling etc. Mathi temple is a must visit place. The temple is said to be 500 years old and is well known for its art and architecture.
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There are roadside dhabas and few teashops that serve tasty Tibetan style food like momos and thukpa (noodle soup). Bright colored Kinnaur shawals and woolen stuff make a lovely gift to carry back. Also, look up for attractive silver jewellery embedded with turquoise, coral and rare Tibetan pearls. The delicious golden apples and peaches can be bought from there at cheap prices than on the plains. 

Best time to visit the place is from May to October. During these months, you can explore mountains, wide grasslands, apple orchids and swirling river currents. However, the village is closed from November to February due to heavy snowfall. Chitkul, being away from civilization, is an ideal holiday spot for travelers and peace seekers. The mini land of Chitkul is blessed with splendid mountain sights and wonderful natural bliss.

*Guest Post

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes Review

The nation today is advocating creating of products that have minimal or no environmental impact. A branch of chemical engineering called Green Chemistry is exclusively focussing on creating materials that degrade quickly and safely in the environment.

Wondering how this information is related to my review today?? Well! today I'm reviewing a 100% biodegradable product that can be a mom's first step towards saving environment and the product is Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes.
A product which is gentle and skin-safe for the baby can never miss the eye of a mom. While looking for good quality disposable wipes, the pack of Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes caught my attention as I read the word 'water' on the label and I immediately ordered it from Amazon.

Packaging:
The wipes come in a resealable pack in which the wipes are clinged to each other. You may just peel the sticker off to take out a wipe and press the sticker back in place so that the wipes don't come in contact with air and get dry.
Key Ingredients-
Purified Water, Aloe Vera extract & Jojoba oil (refer image below for detailed list)
The wipes are made up of natural plant-based fabric minus polyster which makes them skin-friendly as well as nature-friendly. Once you discard a used wipe, it'll get broken back down into its component parts over time as it is compostable. With it's cottony fabric and 98% water based formulation, cleaning with Mother Sparsh water wipes is as good as using soft cotton and pure water on your baby's soft skin. The gentle formula and dermatological test done on the product are assurance for preventing rashes or skin allergies. So fret not if you need to wipe off the delicate skin of your new born with these wipes. Even if you use the wipes multiple times every day, it's pH balanced formula won't disturb skin's pH balance and will allow the pH of the skin to work as a defensive mechanism against impurities, bacteria and pollutants.
Other than using these wipes for cleaning baby's face, undersrams and bum; I've used tested these on myself too and I realized that they don't dry my skin since these are free from alcohol, parabens, artificial colours, or any harsh chemicals. Rather the key ingredients Aloe Vera and Jojobo Oil contrinute towards skin moisturization. If my skin is happy using these, I'm the baby's skin would be comfortable too.

I like it's mild fragrance too. I know the baby doesn't bother whether it's perfumed or not, but if you're using these wipes for various other purposes like me, then this fragrance gonna make you feel fresh. The wet wipes are good substitute of makeup cleaning wipes, intimate wipes or a liquid hand sanitizer. You may use these to temporarily tame your flyaways when not willing to use a hair spray. They also come handy to remove tea stains from furniture or clean your handbag. So practically these wipes can be your saviour in many life situations.
Last but not the least, this pack is value for money. The MRP of a pack of 80 wipes is Rs. 195 that has already been slashed to Rs. 175 (as printed on the pack), and I got a good bargain at Rs. 146 when ordered online.
Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes are definitely an answer to every mom's concern to find a pure, harmless and skin-friendly product over many conventional cleansing wipes that can be perfect for daily use on baby’s sensitive skin.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Discover Celestial Paradise at Assam

"Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it." 

Speaking of the delight of enjoying beauty of a 'garden', the first thing that comes to my mind is luscious, emerald-green tea estates that I've always admired in Hindi movies and travel magazines. A nature-walk amidst the peaceful environment of leisurely tea gardens is destined to mesmerise a tea-lover like me.

Our rich-cultured nation can boast of many flourished tea cultivation regions in different parts of the country, but the red river state Assam is definitely worth your time. Assam, also known as the 'Tea Capital of the World' is actually a perfect escape from our hectic schedule and rejuvenates you deep down the soul.
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Some of the highlights for your Assam tour should be-

Wildlife Sighting:
While Assam's Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for providing habitat to two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, threatened species and migratory birds; Saikhowa National Park has been declared as one of the biodiversity hot spots in the world and is home for many rare and endangered species. Manas National Park, again a well-known site, is the only place in Assam that is covered under the Project Tiger. Gibbon wildlife sanctuary, Orang National Park, Nameri National Park- all make Assam an ideal one to plan for wildlife holidays.
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Tea Tourism:
Quite similar to 'Wine Tourism' popular in  European countries, a relatively newer and innovative concept by the Assam Tourism i.e Tea Tourism is catching up to give its tourists an incredible experience of staycation at heritage bungalows being the relics of British colonial era. Some of admired bungalows are Hunlal Tea Estate Bungalow, Thengal Manor in Jorhat, Bungalows of Balipara, Charduar and Basha Tea Estate etc. Not only you get to stay at these luxurious bungalows, but you get opportunity to visit factories to get a closer look at tea processing and tasting. The cultural activities organised exclusively for the visitors bring about the historic indulgence.
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Assam Tea Festival:
If you happen to visit Assam in the month of November, don't miss being a part of the fusion of tea, music and recreation at the Assam Tea festival hosted by the Assam Tourism. The festival is a great time to mingle with Assamese and appreciate their culture. For a travel enthusiast, many entertaining activities like a visit to the Golf course, jungle safari, angling, river rafting and romantic river cruises are rolled into one magnificent event.

Adventure Sport:
Beyond the soothing lush greens, Assam has lot of scope for eveything to give you an intense adrenaline rush amidst the curvy mountains, gushing rivers and open skies. The aquasports lovers can thrill themselves with boat racing in the cold waters at Hajo, Saulkuchi or Barpeta. If you're somewhere near Kamakhya hills, Parasailing and Hang Gliding are must try. The most ideal site for Angling in Assam is river Jia Bhoroli, Kapil and Manas. If you come to climb the hills, then the Karbi hills and the Cachar hills are the best places for trekking by the mountaineers.
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Tocklai Tea Research Centre
Asia’s largest and oldest tea research institute located in Jorhat, Assam where research on tea cultivation is being conducted since its establishment in 1911. The guesthouse in Tocklai built in 1926 has now been declared a heritage building and one has to avail prior permission from the Tocklai Administrative Office to stay over. The scientists at the institure are ready to set up an initiation in the field of diversified product of Assam tea by fermentation of different type of tea with different stimulating organic agents for beneficial properties on human health.

Once you're decided on what aspect of Assam travel you would be exploring to the depths, make sure to tickle your tastebuds with flavourful traditional Assamese Cuisine. Delicious pork, chicken and mutton dishes like Khaar, Maasor Tenga, Paro Manxho, Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura will leave the non-vegetarians craving for more. But there are abundant of lip smacking vegetarian dishes like
Koldilor Bor, Aloo and Baingan Pitika, Mohura Pitha, Bhendir sorsori, Bootor dali for a tummyful of contentment.
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I hope I've excited you enough for your next holiday at picturesque green vista of manicured tea estates of Assam. So go get travelling to discover the hospitable population, distinctive cuisine and a vibrant artistic heritage of India.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Best Weekend Treks Near Delhi

The week has just begun and my mind is lost in thoughts about the ways I can get away with the week long hectic routines that are to be followed before another weekend sees a ray of hope.... Are my thoughts echoing with yours too? Are you on a hunt for that perfect short-break that rejuvenates you and preps you to bear with the upcoming week? Well, then we are on the same track and the following lines are meant for you... These words will act like a magic to your quotidian life.

When it comes to a weekend trek near Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, it forms a perfect match to our needs. Luckily, these states are filled with abundant of options to choose from and spend an enthralling weekend with friends, family or even solo. So here’s a comprehensive list of trekking options near Delhi -

1. Parashar Lake Trek 
Probably one of the most famed weekend treks...famed not only for its easy to approach, but also the immense beauty it is filled with. The Parashar Lake trek starts from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. This 11 km long trail forms a perfect getaway for 2 days. The best time to get lost in its tranquillity is the winter months starting December and running until late March.
2. Nag Tibba Trek 
Situated close to Mussorie, Uttarakhand, the trek to Nag Tibba (Serpent’s Peak) takes you to a height of up to 3000 meters. Have an extended weekend coming up? Then Nag Tibba makes for an ideal and easy trek taking you up to the highest peak of the Nag Tibba range of Garhwal Himalayas. Passing through the thick Oak and Deodar forests reaching atop the peak, you will be welcomed by picturesque views of the ‘Swargarohini Peak’, ‘Bandarpunch Peak’, ‘Kedar Nath Peak’, ‘Kala Nag Peak’ and ‘Gangotri’ group of peaks.
3. Hatu Peak trek 
Ascending up to a height of 3300 meters, this 16 km of trek from Shimla is an ideal way to spend your weekend. Walking under a continuous shade of under the cover of conifer, deodar, fir, spruce and moru; you reach half way up the ridge to find a small pond. Stop by to freshen up your face and capture the moments in your lenses before you proceed further. From the top you get to savour 360 degree views of snow-capped peaks, sprawling valleys and rustic villages perching in the hills. Un-noticed the time will flow and soon you will have to head back home, but you will be taking this view back home that’s gonna live with you forever. 
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4. Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek 
Accessible round the year, the 28 km treks attains a maximum height of 4000m and is a best choice to make for a long weekend. Deoriatal Chandrashila trek commences from Sari village and passes through Deoria Tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila (4000m). Reaching the top, you are offered with panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayas. Take endowments at this highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and enjoy the view of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nandadevi and Trishul peaks. The weekend couldn’t get better than this.
5. Triund Trek
Triund is a gem of all treks when it comes to weekend treks from Delhi. Starting from the town of Tibetans, Mcleodganj, this short 16 km trek takes you through a trail lined up with pines, deodars and rhododendrons on both sides. Beside this, your soul is blessed with stunningly sky rising peaks of Mun, Rifle Horn, Arthur’s Seat and Slab. The best and most memorable part of the trek would be panoramic vistas of Kangra valley and a night under million stars.
6. Lansdowne Trek
When I say 'Lansdowne', a thought would pass across your mind and you will question yourself like SERIOUSLY! Lansdowne has a trek too? Well, the answer is yes. Lansdowne is not just a place loved by Britishers in the past but has kept its nature’s legacy even today. On offer are a plenty of trails to choose from, like a walking up to the Tiffin Top for a magical views of Himalayas. A walk on the town streets itself will give you a feel of trekking amidst thick pines as cool air caresses your hair and the view of Mt. Chaukhamba and Trishul leaves an imprint on your mind.
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So with these six chosen treks though the list won’t never end, you weekends are well sorted...Open almost all through the year the above mentioned treks will suit your spontaneous plans. Guess what? You won’t even feel tiresome on returning home as they are all graded as easy level treks and some are even perfect for family hike too...So what’s the wait for? Set on the enthralling adventure that will set you up for weeks to follow until you head out on another one.

*Guest Post

Monday, 18 June 2018

Saying It The Simple Way - Bhagavad Gita : Book Review

For a Hindu family like mine, Bhagavad Gita is one of the most sacred religious books that have been conferred hearty respect. Since my childhood days, I've seen my grandpa placing a copy of Bhagavad Gita on the X-shaped wooden rehal (book-stand) wrapped in a red satin cloth and indulging in daily reading for an hour or so. I personally have read this holy book many a times and have utmost belief in the philosophy of the ancient scripture.

My Review:
'Saying It The Simple Way - Bhagavad Gita' is authored by Vijay Singal, an eminent author in the field of spirituality and religion.  I received a PDF copy of the book for the review and here is what I have to say about it-
This book contains the Hindi and English translation of Gita Shlokas in the dialogue format and is actually a gift for those who find difficulty in comprehending original Sanskrit version of the book. The book comprises of 18 adhyaays (chapters) containing verses of Gita.

The simultaneous translation of two shloka in Hindi and in English has been given on each page that helps in better understanding for a common reader. Furthermore, the difficult words and ideas have been explained by putting short elaborations in brackets along with the shlokas themselves. I appreciate that the author has anticipated common places where doubt may arise while reading and has given contextual reference for fluent reading experience.

When you read the contemporary styled book, you find it as good as a self-help book and a compendium of practical wisdom that doesn't require any external help for understanding. As per the author, translation has been done in such a manner that no further commentary on individual shlokas, or the text as a whole is required.

One thing that appealed me a lot is the placement of appropriate photographs, mostly based on nature, with the content.
Being a spiritual person at heart, I personally felt delighted to find an easy-to-interpret version of Bhagavad Gita and I'm sure it'll please most readers around. The book is likely to be available online and also at all leading book stores at pocket-friendly prices any time soon. It will be a great pick for new generation and can make its place on the book-shelves of public libraries, schools, colleges etc.
Refer other books by the author at VijaySingal.com
I recommend everyone to experience reading Bhagavat Gita atleast once and inspire yourself for selfless action in life. 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Becoming A Father For The First Time #DadsUnplugged

'Giving birth completes a woman' - that's a long-lived belief in society, especially in the Indian society. Yes, motherhood adds a new meaning to the life of a woman, but actually there is lesser conversation around the man who is equally involved. When I heard these gentlemen opening up and getting candid with their experiences of being a father in #dadsunplugged film by Himalaya Baby Care, it simply triggered me to document my journey how I felt when this moment came to my life. 
This series beautifully captures fathers expressing their emotion of joy, fear, apprehensions, and confusion that they encountered in the process to create a new identity while exploring the world of fatherhood. I'm sure most fathers would relate to the anecdotes of these dads like I did...
The news of my wife expecting a baby gave me a sense of fulfilment as a man. My chest was swollen with pride. After a few days, the panic popped up that I'll be now be responsible for another human being forever. For the next few days, it was a weird mix of feelings that left me emotionally drained and I couldn't dare to share with my wife what sort of state my mind was in. I would daydream to be ready for rushing to the hospital at a moment’s notice and people congratulating me on being a father. The entire concept of fatherhood seemed utterly alien to which I was unable to comprehend.

It took me really good time for sufficient mental preparation, but those anxiety pangs somehow switched to more of responsible moves one fine day, when looking at my wife I realised it is her first time too and she needs a stronger, supportive and more patient version of her husband now. Needless to say, the idealistic vision of the moment was a game changer and I started counting back to figure out when would I hold the tiny bundle of joy in my arms.

The birth of my child was terrifying but miraculous. The condition, in which my wife was rushed to emergency much earlier than the EDD, left me panicking that she won't survive this life-threatening phase. For a moment, I even regretted our decision of planning a baby. After a five hours long C-section, the skin and bone being was presented to me in a human form. The dull screams of my son announced its arrival to our world. 
Today on the occasion of #FathersDay, I look back on that day thankful and would just say "Dear son! I confess I didn't come programmed with great parenting skills, but your love has made me learn at every step along the way. Life now feels enriched with you around and all my worries melt away when I see you smile. No hurdle seems too difficult for a reward so big that is 'You'."

Happy Father's Day to all the dads and dads-to-be!

As expressed by-
-Amit-
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