Sunday, 26 October 2014

A Wonder in the World of Paper-products\\\\

Going down memory lane, I can still remember my schooldays when there were not so many options for Notebooks or writing materials. In a half yearly exam, I got very poor marks in History. When my mother asked me the reason; I answered ‘I don’t like the History notebook & that is why, not wrote down the notes in the class! What reasoning! I was then just 8 years old! Now being older & wiser, I can understand that “notebooks” play a very important role for growing interest in studies.

Some days before, one of my co-bloggers posted a blog about a Paper Product; I read the blog and the products forced me to contact them to write a review! They very quickly sent me 4 of them and when I got them in my hand! I felt that, had I got these products in my childhood days, I would have topped in the History exam!
The products speak for themselves & as such no review is needed! But, I can’t help sharing with you the details why and how I just fell in love with Matrikas.

Matrikas is the brand of Srinivas Fine Arts print (P) Ltd; founded by Srinivas Group. Matrikas presents a wide range of paper products which includes Diaries, Notebooks, Journals, Office stationary and Social stationary. I got four of them – 

1. 'Heal the Planet' Notebook (Ring Book A5 -Design C)
2. Vivekananda Teresa Journal
3. Cube Works Diary
4. Subject Note Book        

'Heal the Planet' Notebook

This ring book has a very attractive look with waterproof covers. It is very user-friendly, as it has wire to wire binding. The papers are very smooth and fairy-white that forced one to write something in it! It has four pages in starting for important info that is very useful to write important contact details or anything you like. The hard cover of notebook has a safety closure with an elastic band. It is for to hold the notebook cover closed and to save notes or chits in inside, when it is not in use.

One more unique thing, I have found in it, that a pocket inside the back covers of it. It’s like an envelope that can carries some important piece of papers. It’s really an innovative touch for a notebook.

Vivekananda Journal

This is a personalized Journal with a beautiful cover that shown Swami Vivekanada. From there six collection, I have chosen this personality as I am a great fan of him. When I have received it, I just spellbound to see the beautiful, silk-smooth cover and its illustrations! Starting with an auspicious “Ohm”, the pages are so good and smooth to write.

The journal had four sections - Important Notes, Your Action Plan, Organize Your Schedule and Optimize Your Lists. It is really a wonderful and useful journal and the best thing I found in it that a well written short biography of Swamiji in front and the pages end with a precious quote of Swamiji.

Cube Works Diary

It is a not normal diary; it is a Compact Coral Green Planner with very smooth hardcore cover. The size of this journal is so compact and handy and easy to carry. It has very fine papers called “Hi-Brite Maplitho Paper. It’s a really good choice for those, who like to write anything, anywhere.

Subject Note Book

It is an A4 sized hardbound notebook called “Toss & Turn”; which is divided into six parts and is an ultimate choice for students to write important notes at one place that helps during exams. 

The white tint colored single ruled 288 pages with so much impressive qualities and apt for Xerox or some other use. 
Each Product of MatrikaS is of excellent quality; they just have changed my all thinking about paper-products. 

The Prices of the four Products:

1. 'Heal The Planet' Notebook: Rs. 222/-
2. Vivekananda Teresa Journal: Rs. 215
3. Cube Works Diary: Rs. 360/-
4. Subject Note Book: Rs. 277/-    

You can find in various outlets of Matrikas Diaries, Journal, Note Book at

You also can buy the products now at Flipkart, Amazone and Snapdeal here:

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

A healthy child makes a happy home

“A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.”  ― Carl Sandburg

Every child is a gift from the God; a blessing for a family. If you consider a family as a garden, children are the flowers; increasing the beauty of it! A child always ties up a family together as well as makes a home happy. When a child births, so many dreams created around him/her. 

I remember my childhood today, and find my mom, seated after my bed when I was so much ill at the age of six. She was almost crying and all in our family was in pain. I am the youngest child in our family, so if I got ill, all the family became sad. My mother was always running behind me with glass of milk or plate of lunch or spoon of Chyawanprash etc. The list was very long, which I rejected to eat! Those days, it was so disgusting to eat any healthy food; I always hide here and there to save myself to eat! But now, when I’m at my Mom’s age; can understand why she nagged with me! Actually, she wanted to make me healthy and smile for sake of love, motherhood and family!
We are going through the festival season of Diwali. This is the time of changing season hot to cold! Summer is just leave the space and winter is coming very soon! And, this is also festive time for all the diseases! If we take some precaution for our children, our home will be safe and happy in Diwali and after

Exercise as a family:   

Regular activity can benefit kids. To get children into a lifelong fitness habit, exercise with them. Let them play in the dirt; dirt makes them grow. Exposure to dirt and other microbes make our immune systems stronger.

Serve more fruits and vegetables:

Foods that boost the body's immune system can offer a lot of healthy options for those who wish to be more conscious in what they take in. Be sure they are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables which are fresh and good quality.  Carrots, green beans, oranges, strawberries- they all contain such immunity-boosting phytonutrients as vitamin C and more. Try to get your child to eat five servings of fruits and veggies a day.

Boosts sleep time.  

Studies of adults show that sleep deprivation can make you more susceptible to illness by reducing natural killer cells, immune-system weapons that attack microbes and cancer cells. The same holds true for children. Children in day care are particularly at risk for sleep deprivation because all the activity can make it difficult for them to nap. A newborn may need up to 18 hours of crib time a day, toddlers require 12 to 13 hours, and preschoolers need about 10 hours. 

Make strong immunity system with herbs

Avoid overusing antibiotics unless necessary. Ayurveda was well known in ancient India. For many critical diseases, Ayurveda is continued in modern days too. One can use for their child, holy basil, garlic, Ginger; which help to enhance your natural defense power. These natural herbs and spices can also boost your child's immunity. If the herbs are not available, you can purchase Ayurvedik products like Dabur Chyawanprash , not anti-biotic.

One think, that I see nowadays and feel pity for children, want to share here. Today, growing numbers of kids are over-scheduled and participate in six or seven after-school activities per week! The mother becomes a chauffeur and the children are never home at the same time. This is not a recipe for a happy family.  Create your own after-school activities as a family. For example, take your kids rollerblading, bike riding, or swimming after school as a family or play various indoor game at home together.

Lastly, the main thing is awareness. We must have to aware about our children to make them healthy and strong; because – only a healthy child can makes a home happy!

This post is a part of Happy Hours activity by Indiblogger in connection with Dabur chyawanprash.