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Check out these awestruck doodles by Kerby Rosanes

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Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes, who mainly works with ink, fine lines and markers to illustrate his doodle world, considers his art as a personal hobby. Subsequently, his art became his part-time freelance work after being recognized by various design blogs, international magazines, and online art communities.

In 2014, Kerby left his job as a graphic designer in order to pursue his passion for art. He started working on personal projects, as well as for clients, while at the same time also collaborated with other artists, global brands and design agencies around the world.

At the age of 25, Kerby had already published five books including The New York Times’ best-seller, Animorphia in 2015. The success of his books paved way for him to travel the world making art and appear on television shows like in BBC World News and ABC’s Good Morning America.

Take a stroll through some of his amazing skilled works of art:

1) This is known as the EXPEDITION

2) This one is called PERFORMANCE

3) This is RED

4) Here goes the GREEN MAN from mythomorphia

5) He named this BEYOND THE WAVES

6) TOTEMPLE

7) Some more intricate multiliners

8) My gosh!

9) Oh wait, there are more

10) *Slow claps*

Besides being known for his splendid work, he is also recognized for his reflection of vibrancy in his art. You can check out more of his works at Kerby Rosanes

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Health Issues That Can Affect Your Oral Health

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oral health, girl smiling, dental issue

Our overall and oral health is tightly connected, even if it may not seem so. Both can affect the other, whether it be positively or negatively. To lead a healthy, fulfilling life, we must take care of not only our body but also our mouth! Contacting your dentist for more information regarding different health issues you have and their effects on your oral health can help you get your health back on track and have you feeling better than ever before.

Acid reflux

Acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, can have detrimental effects on our dental health.  It is a condition which entails stomach acids travelling up the oesophagus (throat), sometimes ending in the mouth. These acids can be dangerous, and in extreme cases, can even lead to oesophageal cancer.

Within the confines of the mouth, acid reflux could lead to tooth erosion as well as periodontal issues.

After being diagnosed with acid reflux, patients should follow their physician’s advice and instructions when it comes to controlling their stomach acid. In many cases, medical professionals will recommend avoiding citrus or acidic foods like tomatoes, raw onions, chocolate, alcohol, and coffee. If the condition is particularly severe and your dental health is suffering, a physician may also prescribe medication to get your reflux under control, decreasing the amount of acid produced in excess.

Stomach ulcers

Health professionals previously believed that stomach ulcers were only the direct result of an overproduction of stomach acid, which destroyed the stomach’s walls. Previous treatment for ulcers entailed only controlling the amount of acid produced.

But recently, researchers discovered that certain bacteria in the mouth, caused by poor dental hygiene, may actually lead to stomach ulcers. The bacteria believed to play a role in stomach ulcer production are common among individuals with infected gum tissue.

Therefore, it is crucial to take care of our dental health to avoid any further, seemingly unrelated health conditions. Destructive bacteria that forms in the mouth can spread across the body and harm our well-being.

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is a hard condition to live with on its own, paired with chronic dental issues such as cavities or gum disease; it only gets harder. As another infection grows in your mouth, your body will have to take and use some of its valuable resources towards fighting the dental disease, instead of working to improve the status of your kidneys. While fighting off additional dental disease, you may end up in the hospital more often than normal since your immune system is impaired.

Patients with kidney disease on dialysis may receive blood-thinning medications to prevent clotting. But this can pose problems during dental surgeries and make getting dental work more dangerous.

Diabetes

Diabetes is another medical condition that can wreak havoc on our smiles and general dental health. Diabetics are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease in their lifetimes. Periodontal disease is when various bacteria severely infect the gum tissue.

Diabetes, especially when undetected, can cause persistent bad breath resulting in low self-confidence.

If you have diabetes and notice that your gums are red, swollen, and sore to the touch, inform your dentist in Milton Keynes right away. They will schedule an emergency check up to see if you have gum disease. Should you, in fact, have periodontal disease, your dentist will create a treatment plan with your kidney disease in mind. In most cases, complex surgeries will be avoided as much as possible, and certainly when the patient is on dialysis.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure and related cardiovascular diseases have a strong connection with periodontal disease. When the gum tissue is inflamed, the blood vessels thicken and are filled with plaque, effectively decreasing your blood flow.

A decreased blood flow, along with high blood pressure, dramatically increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.

If you have any medical conditions, tell your dentist at your check-up so your medical records can be updated. Armoured with your complete medical history, your dentist can make informed decisions about your future treatment plans as well as look for any developing issues. 

Guest Post by Susan Louisa

A restaurant in Guwahati abused its customer for complaining about food quality

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Over the years, Guwahati has developed gracefully with a number of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and clubs blooming amid the support of its inhabitants. These wings have flapped smoothly with time, offering excellent services and hospitality to its customers. Consequently, there are also some restaurants, who, with their appalling services, have disheartened many of the city’s food fanatics.

I remember visiting a café in Rajgarh road, Guwahati, sometimes back. As a café hunter, I popped to this restaurant in search of good coffee and ambiance. To my utter disgust, I was served with green chutney and chickpeas (chola) salad with pasta cooked with an emptied bottle of parmesan dressing and a cup of error-filled coffee.

I left the place and swore never to go back there or recommend anyone. But when I thought to drop a review on Zomato, I was surprised to see their enormous all-good reviews with four and five stars. And later that evening, a magazine carried an exclusive article praising their food. Horrible!

Another grievous tale

With tight deadlines and demanding schedules, it often becomes an arduous chore to balance family and career life. As a means to connect with those lost dots, 23 YO Rahul Rajkhowa, a musician by profession, thought of taking his family on an elegant dinner to a restaurant called Chung-fa, located in Zoo Narengi Road, Guwahati.

Because one pays a substantial amount to spend quality time with their loved ones, how can they not whine the uncooked food that was served after an hour of waiting?

On complaining about the “rubbery” under-cooked noodles, the waiter called the manager who instructed him with, “Array Garam kar de, phir kha lenge.”

When they questioned about serving them cold food and re-heating it, the waiter started arguing why they can’t eat that food or packed it home. And later with emotive throws like “You cannot talk to me like this just because you are from a stable economic background.”

As they moved to the cash counter, the owner, hiding behind her computer, began tossing them with rebukes. Furthermore, the waiter, along with another waiter started attacking him and his parents with abuses of being a liar.

Rahul took his social media account to shared his sour experience with Chung-fa restaurant.

This is what he wrote:

restaurant in guwahati, bad review

More horrifying abuses

 

restaurant in guwahati, bad review

 

Isn’t it distressing to pay a hefty food bill and earn such harassment in turn? Well, this reminds me of the scam momo sellers of Guwahati perform. The dispiriting onions and cabbage fillings (in the name of chicken and pork momos), covered with thick-unhealthy layers of maida, makes one realize how terribly these restaurants have deceived them.

And then comes the servers, who often gives you the feeling that you work for them, and your job is to feel fortunate whatever you get.

What are your views to change such a degrading scenario?

Let us know in the comment section below.

 

How this village in Arunachal Pradesh turned into a millionaire’s village overnight

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Every family of a village in Arunachal Pradesh becomes Crorepati overnight

Bomja, a small village in Arunachal Pradesh, under Tawang District, becomes one of the richest villages in Asia overnight. The village came to limelight after the Defense Ministry allocated crores toward the acquisition of land for installing Key Location Plan Units of Tawang Garrison.

Chief Minister, Pema Khandu took to Twitter to announce the distribution of Rs 40,80,38,400 to the landowners of Bomja village whose lands were procured by the Indian Army. The distribution event was held in Wednesday at Lhou village in his home constituency Mukto where land compensation cheques were handed over to 31 landowners.

Among the 31 cheque holders, the highest compensation was handed with a cheque amount of Rs 6,73,29,925. Subsequently, followed by cheque amount of Rs 2,44,97,886 and Rs 1,09,03,813 to the 29 other beneficiaries.

Khandu further thanked defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for sanctioning the whopping compensation. He also stated that the state is now moving on the right track under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And with support from the center, Arunachal is now witnessing rapid development with a great focus on connectivity such as rail, air, digital, and road.

Unique Gift Ideas That Will Blow Anyone’s Mind

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gift box

It’s that time of year again when people feel pressure to buy the perfect gift for their friends and family. While buying a gift seems like an undemanding task, like gifting your mom a cookbook, your dad a bottle of wine, or your sister some chocolates, it is actually the toughest thing to do. Particularly, if that person seems to have everything and you are looking for different and unique gift ideas.

Luckily, we have compiled a few unique and quirky gift ideas that are sure to please anyone on your list!

What are some of the best gifts ever?

While there are a lot of great gifts out there, some stand out above the rest. These are the gifts that will blow anyone’s mind and make them remember you forever

  • The best gifts are those that are unique and personal. Something that shows you took the time to think about them and what they would love.
  • A gift that is both useful and beautiful is always a winner. Something they can use every day and treasure forever.
  • A gift that makes someone laugh is always a good choice.
  • A heartfelt gift from the heart is always cherished. Something that comes from a place of love and sincerity will be remembered forever.
  • Sometimes, the best gifts are those that we don’t even know we need until we have them.

Choosing a good and useful gift

When it comes to choosing a gift, however, it is important to think about what the person you are gifting enjoys. A good gift is something that shows you have thought about the recipient and what they would like.

If you are struggling to think of a good gift, here are some tips:

  • Consider their hobbies and interests: What does the person like to do in their free time? Is there a hobby they are passionate about?
  • Think about their personality: What kind of personality do they have? Are they shy or outgoing? Do they prefer simple or luxurious things?
  • Take into account their age: Age can play a role in what kind of gifts people like. Such as, younger people may prefer something trendy or unique, while older people may appreciate a more classic gift.

By taking these factors into consideration, you will be able to choose a gift that the recipient is sure to love.

The Best and Unique Gifting Ideas

If you’re looking for a gift that will really wow your friends and loved ones, look no further than these unique gifts! From personalized items to one-of-a-kind experiences, these gifts are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

For the foodie in your life, why not give the gift of a gourmet meal delivery service? With this gift, they’ll be able to enjoy restaurant-quality meals without having to leave their home.

For the fashionista in your life, a custom-made piece of jewelry is sure to be a hit. Whether it’s a necklace, earrings, or bracelet, they’ll love wearing something that’s been specifically designed for them.

Know someone who’s a couch potato and loves to snuggle under their blanket all day long? Gift them a Mermaid Tail Blanket. They’ll embrace this lovely gift throughout this winter and until the end of their Netflix subscription.

Is there someone in your life who loves to travel? Give them the gift of an all-expenses-paid trip to their dream destination. Whether it’s a city break or a beach vacation, they’re sure to appreciate this generous gift.

Do you have a friend who’s always complaining about how stressed they are? Why not give them the gift of relaxation with a spa day or weekend getaway? They’ll be able to forget all about their troubles and come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

And here are a few more gifting ideas

Unique Gifts for Your Significant Other

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for your significant other, think outside the box. Instead of opting for the usual suspects like flowers or chocolates, try something unique that will truly surprise them.

One option is to get them a piece of customized gift that reflects their personality. You can choose a personalized moon lamp or a piece of jewelry. Another is to get them a subscription to their favorite magazine or an online streaming service. Or, if you really want to go above and beyond, you could arrange for a private chef to come and cook a special meal for two in your home.

Whatever you do, make sure it’s something that they’ll truly appreciate and remember. A thoughtfully chosen gift will show them just how much you care about them – and that’s priceless.

Gifts for Men, Women, and Everything in Between

Finding the perfect gift can be tough, but with our unique gifts, you’re sure to impress anyone on your list. From men to women and everything in between, we have compiled a gift for everyone.

For the men in your life, Bigsmall.in has a great selection of gifts that will suit their style. Whether he’s a gearhead or a gadget guy, they have something that he’ll love. For the women in your life, you can select beautiful jewelry pieces and accessories that will make them feel special. And for the little ones, there are a variety of fun and educational toys that will keep them entertained for hours.

You can check their website here https://www.bigsmall.in/

Time-Honored Classics

There are some gifts that never go out of style. Whether it’s a hand-crafted piece of jewelry or a vintage book, these time-honored classics are sure to impress anyone on your list.

For the jewelry lover in your life, consider a one-of-a-kind necklace or bracelet. There are many talented artisans who create stunning pieces using unique materials and techniques. Support a local artist and give a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

For the reader on your list, look for a rare or first-edition book. You can also go for vintage bookends. You can often find these at thrift stores, estate sales, or online auctions. This is a gift that can be enjoyed now and passed down through the generations.

retro gifts, bookends

Whatever you choose, take the time to find something special that will be remembered long after the holiday season is over.

Quirky and Unique Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for gifts that are both unique and quirky, look no further! Our list of gift ideas is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. For the Harry Potter fan in your life, why not try a pair of socks or a quirky table clock? These eccentric merchandises are sure to put a smile on their face when they open it.

harry potter gift set

Is your friend working from home? Why not help them out with an office gift box? This little gift box has a charging cable keychain, light-up car charger, silicone mobile wallet, clock, air freshener, and a water bottle. Isn’t this perfect?

corporate gift set

These are just a few of the unique and quirky gift ideas that we think would be perfect for anyone on your list. So whether you’re shopping for a Harry Potter fan, a foodie, or just someone who loves unique gadgets, we hope you found something here that will make them smile.

You can also check these beautiful bags if you are looking for a useful gift for the woman of your life.

Beans to Brews: Explore Coffee Lady’s World of Brewing Excellence

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Coffee lady

In the heartland of Nagaland, a captivating aroma wafts through the air, drawing coffee lovers and curious souls alike to a place where coffee isn’t just a beverage but a passionate journey curated by the Coffee Lady of Nagaland, Miss Atsi Jamir.

Atsi, the brainchild behind this extraordinary coffee venture, embarked on her odyssey into the world of coffee in 2019. It was then that she established her very own specialty coffee cafe in Medziphema, a quaint town nestled amidst Nagaland’s natural beauty. Fuelled by her unwavering enthusiasm for coffee, Atsi has transformed her pretty little cafe into a hub of coffee expertise.

With qualifications rooted in the deep knowledge of coffee from both the United States and India, Atsi’s journey has been a meticulous quest to perfect her craft. A notable feather in her cap is her certification from the Specialty Coffee Association in Irvine, California, an accolade that makes her Nagaland’s sole certified female coffee expert.

However, what truly sets Atsi apart is her commitment to nurturing coffee culture in her homeland. Atsi, who believes in “embracing the beauty of simplicity and nurturing community needs” has left her mark as a professional barista, sharing her wisdom in Kohima and Dimapur. At the same time, her current endeavors see her collaborating with and training coffee farmers in Mon, Mokokchung, and Dimapur districts. Atsi’s expertise spans the entire coffee value chain, from the cultivation and processing of coffee beans to the art of brewing and the diligent pursuit of quality control.

Here are the five core areas where the Coffee Lady brand shines:

Barista Training Programs

At the heart of Coffee Lady’s mission is the commitment to imparting knowledge. The brand offers comprehensive Barista Training Programs, equipping coffee enthusiasts with skills in brewing techniques, espresso preparation, latte art, and the art of exceptional customer service.

Business Planning for Coffee Cafes

Coffee Lady extends a helping hand to budding coffee entrepreneurs. Atsi and her team assist in developing effective strategies for coffee establishments. They optimize operations, enhance customer experiences, and provide invaluable insights to drive profitability.

Special Services

Coffee Lady specializes in crafting unique and personalized brewing experiences. They guide sourcing high-quality coffee beans and curating exceptional coffee moments that leave a lasting impression.

In-Depth Equipment Recommendations

Choosing the right equipment is crucial in the world of coffee. Coffee Lady offers technical knowledge and guidance on selecting the perfect equipment for consistent quality and operational efficiency.

Virtual-Strategy and Training Sessions

Coffee Lady believes in continuous improvement. After project completion, they provide virtual sessions to track success and refine operations. Through strategy discussions and targeted training programs, they ensure that excellence becomes a habit.

Here’s What You Can Expect in a Pouch of Coffee Lady

Besides an aroma-filled cup and the freshness of the Naga hills, here are a few things that make Coffee Lady a distinctive brand.

  • A Passionate Pioneer: Atsi Jamir, the visionary behind Coffee Lady, isn’t just an entrepreneur; she’s a passionate pioneer. Her coffee journey started not as a business venture but as a genuine love affair with coffee. This authentic passion infuses every aspect of Coffee Lady’s operations, creating a brand deeply rooted in a love for the craft.
  • A Commitment to Community: Unlike many other coffee brands, Coffee Lady doesn’t merely source its beans; it nurtures them. Atsi’s involvement in training coffee farmers in Nagaland is a testament to the brand’s commitment to empowering local communities and ensuring the sustainability of coffee cultivation.
  • A Taste of Nagaland: Coffee Lady’s specialty blends and curated coffee experiences offer a taste of Nagaland’s rich culture and natural beauty. They seamlessly blend global coffee expertise with local flavors, creating a truly unique coffee experience that can’t be replicated elsewhere.

In a world where coffee brands can sometimes feel indistinguishable, Coffee Lady emerges as a shining example of what sets a brand apart. It’s not just about the coffee; it’s about the passion, community, and unwavering commitment to excellence that infuse every cup and every consultation. Coffee Lady isn’t just a brand; it’s an experience that leaves a lasting imprint on the coffee world. With their expertise and attention to detail, they are dedicated to delivering results that speak of quality and excellence in every cup.

Currently, they are available in a few stores in Nagaland, however, you can also place your order by directly messaging them on their Instagram handle, @coffeelady_coffee.

Hope you have an amazing Coffee Lady experience.

Explore The World – You Will Find Yourself, I promise

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Meghalaya, Abode of clouds

“Free the heart, and the trapped luscious soul craving to wander, and fly in its majestic manner. Let it explore the wilderness. Love the world”

Traveling is something that I adore, more than my NAKED Palette, my favorite iPhone, my preferred red wine, and everything a girl cuddles in prized possession. Call it my obsession to deal with my past, or maybe a way to escape my anhedonia.

Traveling sparked new horizons to a dark era

I was in a relationship, a toxic bond for nine years. A phase of my life was perfectly under the shadows of violence, abuse, torment, and harassment. As my lucky stars aligned on a particular day, I managed to break free from that bondage.

Over the years and amid the clutter of life, lucky are those who find a partner like Prasanta. Beside loving me, he also lusts exploring new places. And that’s how I probed into places that I could even imagine in my wildest desires.

But fate had its own surprises. My anhedonia was getting worse, with each passing day. I would often envision some magical bewitchment in my life. Spells that would transit me into a lost kingdom filled with butterflies, skylarks, and wild lilies.

Dawn of the desires

 

It was early autumn. The cherry trees were beginning to bloom. Prasanta insisted to join him on a bike ride to Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya). I agreed. It takes four hours to reach Cherrapunjee from Guwahati.

He accelerated the gears of his Himalayan. In no time we were floating abode of clouds. Abode of my fantasy kingdom where the butterflies were smearing colors to the grey fog and the skylarks, accompanying the sole travelers in the deserted highway.

We stayed at a guesthouse in lower Cherrapunjee. The owner brought us some traditionally made pork fry and pork sausages that we hogged with rice and dal alongside.

real pork sausage

Next morning, I woke up at the sluicing sound at a distant. Sleepy-eyed, I toddled toward the back door and saw Prasanta waving at me. The air was inundated with fog. As I walked closer, the gushing sound was growing clear. And so was my curiosity.

After a 10 minutes walk amidst the thick long grasses, a breath-taking view broke my drowsiness. I stood there bedazzled (Ah! I am running short of adjectives). Had Wordsworth or Shakespeare been there instead of me, they would have filled pages of musings in their diaries.

Some things are inexplicable. So was that eye-soothing valley, thronged with wild lilies, and a dancing stream that swayed elegantly, sweeping the pebbles, trying to match rhythms with the butterflies.

waterfall meghalaya

As we rode back to the city that evening, I realized, I was inhaling feelings, of joy. I smiled glaring at the age-old tired hills.

“They are still romantic. Nah?”

Prasanta nodded.

#SayYestotheWorld!

Meghalaya, hills

Oh yes, to the world! To its vastness, to the enormous, and the colossal experiences that rejuvenate, thrills, and heals all the past bruises of the heart.

I, at last, found the key to that magic door. The wings never stayed calm since then. I travel, I listen to people’s stories, good, bad, ugly, grief-stricken, or whatsoever. Feeding my inquisitiveness to explore places made me a storyteller. I travel- to seek my existence, to capture stories, to learn, to depress stress, as a weekend escapade, and to breath happiness.

I travel for me.

Post Script:

The world loves stories. Thus Lufthansa, in an attempt to fulfill every travel enthusiast’s dream, gives a reason to love the world.

Check out the video to unwind yours.

https://yestotheworld.com/in/en?utm_source=Indiblogger_contest&utm_medium=contest&utm_campaign=LH_SayYesToTheWorld_Mar18

Artist draws self portrait everyday under influence of different drugs

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It has been 23 years, Bryan Saunders‘ Drug-Influenced Self Portraits still garner contemplation on the internet. The artist had locked on to create at least one self-portrait every day and continue until the rest of his life.

From March 30th, 1995 he has created over 11,200 of them. Like fingerprints, snowflakes, and DNA they possess disparate properties. No two of his daily-self-portraits evoke similar features.

Artists, for hundreds of years, put themselves to represent the world around them. Whereas, Saunders believes in creating a paradoxical world. He places the world around him to represent himself. As he says, “I am more concerned with channeling experiences than I am collecting memories but I do both and much more.”

What’s inside an artist’s mind?

Creative minds, call it of an artist, a poet, a musician, or of a writer’s, are rarely tidy. The road to producing something unparalleled or exclusive is stuffed with inexhaustible rumination. Consequently, taking that imagination to reality require chewing over several predicaments. Over time, they are trapped in a cycle of undiagnosed mental health issues and addiction with mind-altering substances.

Saunders was another such artist who channels his anxious mind to visual art and musical performances. A way to deal with his demons.

He experimented with different drugs each day and sketched his portraits under its influence. The portraits narrate a powerful message- the power of addiction.

Here are some of the illustrations from his “Near Death Experience” album.

  1. Crystal Methartist on drugs

  2. Ablifyartist on drugs

  3. Absinthartist on drugs

  4. Adderallartist on drugs

  5. Bath saltsartist on drugs

  6. Busparartist on drugs

  7. Butane Honey Oilartist on drugs

  8. Cocaineartist on drugs

  9. Dilaudidartist on drugs

  10. Hashartist on drugs

  11. Heroin (Snorted)artist on drugs

  12. Huffin Gasartist on drugs

  13. LSDartist on drugs

  14. Marijuanaartist on drugs

  15. Morphinartist on drugs

  16. Ritalinartist on drugs

  17. Salvia Divinorum

    artist on drugs

  18. Valiumartist on drugs

  19. Viagraartist on drugs

The Sunshine Blogger Award- 2018

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http://memsahibinindia.com/

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those bloggers who are creative, optimistic, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. And, Yass…!!! This is my first nomination to Sunshine Bloggers Award.

Oh, won’t it be rude if I do not offer my gratitude to my nominator?

So, thank you so much, Rahul, the man behind this mesmerizing travel blog, Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi. This is truly overwhelming.

But before rolling over my 11 super-duper answers asked by my fellow blogger, why not brush through the rules once?

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you in the blog post add their link in your post.
  2. Answer the 11 questions which your nominator asked you.
  3. Nominate up to 11 new bloggers for the award and write them 11 new questions for the same.
  4. Let your nominees know that they have been nominated.
  5. List the rules and add the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post.

And, here goes my answers:

Q.1 Why exactly did you took to blogging?

Ans- During my school days, I was inclined toward my grammar classes more than the other subjects. There are also instances when I failed to score even the minimum marks in the other subjects while scoring full marks in dictation and grammar.

Gradually, I started scribbling my life events in the form of poetries and stories, adding fictional elements of interest. With time and introduction to numerous blogs, I decided to store my mind in the virtual world of words.

Q.2 How has blogging changed you as an individual?

Ans– Blogging enhanced my writing style. It introduced me to numerous methods, use of proper punctuations, grammar, and so on. But more importantly, it helped dispatch my thoughts to the world.

Q.3 Name 1 blogger in your friend circle who you think has got best writing skills?

Ans– I do not have a friend whom I can consider a good blogger. But there are many great content writers in my circle.

Q.4 Do you plan to earn through your blogs in near future? If yes, then what are best strategies that you gonna deploy for your subject plan to be successful?

Ans– I am already earning. However, further strategies would include maintaining my consistency in writing every day and give my viewers better content to keep them engaged.

Q.5 How do you keep yourself motivated for writing at the time when the traffic at your blog is really low?

Ans– That’s where the real game lies. There are times when my blog’s traffic goes extremely down. But I never get disappointed during those times. Self-motivation is the key.

Q.6 What according to you is best and why – a blog should be unilateral (say exclusively Travel or exclusively Food) or it should be flexible with multi – categories?

Ans– Depends on the blogger/writer whether he/she wants to keep it exclusive or be open to numerous categories.

Q.7 What is average monthly traffic on your blog? How do you plan to increase the same?

Ans– It keeps fluctuating. I don’t want to share it right now. ?

Q.8 Tell a little about who you exactly are (150 words max.)

Ans

-Sometimes sane, mostly in my dilapidated mind, wondering about things that barely matters.

-A caffeine craver who wants her coffee and husband, hot.

– A procrastinator who has mastered the subject

– A layman artist who hates perfection

Q.9 How would you rate my Blog “Inside Out with Rahul Yuvi ” on a scale on 10? Mention a few words in support of your ratings.

Ans– 7.5. Noticed few grammatical errors and unnecessary lengthy sentences. But you have a long way to go. My best wishes for your further endeavors, dear blogger.

Q.10 Do you plan to quit the job and take to full-time blogging? If Yes, then what are your survival plans? If No, then why not?

Ans– I am already a full-time blogger. The initial days were brimmed with hopelessness and totally zero motivation. I was afraid to speak my mind. Precisely, was afraid of being judged by the world.

Over time, I learned how to handle things with patience and importantly, how to face criticisms. So now, it’s all about jumping into the ocean and search for treasures (without getting drowned of course).

Q.11 Name 3 best bloggers  (mention link to their blogs) that you have come across so far.

Ans– I am yet to discover those three. But I really enjoy reading Living Foodz’s articles.

And here, I nominate 11 other bloggers whose works are indeed worth reading.

  1. Style Rug
  2. Travel Food Fitness
  3. B.E. Style
  4. Brave Girl Spirit
  5. Travel my Nation
  6. Alive Shadow
  7. My Cooking Canvas
  8. Desi Travelers
  9. The Urban Minstrels
  10. Super Mom
  11. Memsahib In India

Congratulations to all the nominees

Please Refer to the Rules  mentioned above once again before proceeding

Here are your questions:

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What strategies do you implement to increase your blog’s visibility to your audience?
  3. What is important- good content or lengthy content/long post?
  4. Favorite blog post you’ve ever written
  5. Have you collaborated with any brand yet? If not, who would you like to have on board with you?
  6. What are you good at? Mention at least three characteristics
  7. How often do you update your blog?
  8. Who do you look up to as an inspiration? (Can mention blogger, friend, acquaintance, website, or anything)
  9. Which social media is best to boost your blog according to you?
  10. What is your biggest regret from life?
  11. How will you describe my blog (in a sentence or two)?

I look forward to reading all of my nominee’s posts.

Until next time,

Be my friend?

Just DM or follow, I shall revert.

Love,

Madhuri

 

The Kinky Controversy

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Whether it is Cold Lunch, Golden Shower, or going gross with the Alabama Hot Pocket, there are a number of wacky kinky moves that would instigate one to engage in a steamy and bed-rattling lovemaking session. And at the same time, disgust one to even think of these sizzling strategies to reach a peak.

Living in a multi-cultural society, however, there are different ways of expressing one’s sexuality and interests. Keeping aside vanilla sex, some may call these unusual practices as perverted acts, while others may consider these as mental disorders. As the saying goes, “There is pleasure in pain,” BDSM is one such kinky practices that involves intense torment and distress. Camouflaged by taboo, social rejection and animosity, the term apparently came to spotlight after the successful launch of E.L. James’ bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

From a historical viewpoint

While a number of bizarre sexual practices and acts have been carried out in different societies and cultures or sub-cultures, certain sexual engagements and acts have been observed as paraphilia or aberrant. Paraphilia, which is described by sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors, involve protracted, extreme and harsh sexual engagements that may last for more than six months, causing significant trouble and torment to their counterparts. Some of the sexual behaviors that are standing tall in the list of paraphilia or deviant behavior and acts include- homosexuality, exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, necrophilia, transvestism, zoophilia, zoosadism, sadomasochism, pedophilia, and a host of such peculiar behaviors.

Teaming the terms “Bondage with Discipline”, “Dominance with Submission” and “Sadism with Masochism,” BDSM practices were found to have been in existence for thousands of years. The “kinky sex” to “edge play” practices of BDSM was however not on the move, until in 1886 when the terms “sadism” and “masochism” were introduced.

The symbolic painting from the 490 B.C. called The Tomb of Flogging (Tomba della Fustigazione) at Etruscan tomb near Tarquinia, Italy, and the mention of different types of hitting practices in the erotic literature of Kamasutra, executed to enhance pleasure, explains the prevalence of the sadomasochistic practice in those times. Moreover, the existence of sadomasochistic exercises in the 9th century B.C. has illustrated the presence of kinky practices in ancient Sparta.

Why do such deviations emerge?

Typically, there are numerous opinions, beliefs, and suspicions prevailing in the society about the mental status of BDSM practitioners. While some consider them perverts, some call them mentally ill. In fact, several pieces of studies and meta-analysis have been carried out to explain the sprouting of such deviations in selected minds.

Some of the studies tried to correlate past child abuse, the prevalence of emotional disturbances, or the derangements of specific biochemical in the brain or endocrine dysfunctions. Further, it was also found that because of their extroverted and less neurotic nature, BDSM enthusiasts scored well on several personalities and psychological tests.

It was also reported that engaging in BDSM practices do not signify any sexual difficulties, rather considered as a simple sexual interest. But on another flip of the coin, another study considers the power and control practice as a predisposed repercussion of mental issues like anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or personality disorder.

Whatsoever, whether you engage in plain vanilla sex or take a step higher to complicate with blindfolds, cuffs, chains, and floggers to fall, crawl, break, bleed or tremble, spice up your sex life as you like it. Introduce a barrel-load of fun and excitement in your relationship. Lastly, don’t let the thrill go.