Friday, October 20, 2017

Romancing Nature

I had heard much about the scenic beauty of Udaipur a city in Rajasthan. So I decided to see it for myself. My visit to Udaipur in Rajasthan was solely to experience the City of Lakes. I decided to book a luxurious room with Trident hotel.
Udaipur is a rich and charming tapestry of lakeside palaces, forts, temples and gardens. Built over forty three acres on the banks of Lake Pichola, hotel Trident Udaipur is a comfortable place to stay. It is 27 kilometers from the airport and is perfectly located to explore the famed sites of the city, such as the City Palace, the Crystal Gallery, the Monsoon Palace or the beautiful Jagmandir.
The 137 luxury rooms and 4 suites at the Trident Udaipur blend elegance and style with traditional touches and contemporary comforts. The hotel rooms feature elegantly designed window frames and 'Jaipuri Kalam' or artwork in vegetable dyes. Furnished in soothing, earthy tones, one can see the 'Udaipur Green' marble in the décor, a specialty of the region.

It offers refreshing views of the hotel’s lush and manicured gardens, where you can spot the occasional peacock frolicking in the shade of an African Tulip. Furnished with handcrafted furniture, warm earthy tones and accented by local artwork from Rajasthan, these hotel rooms have a classic setting that offers sheer comfort and modern amenities to suit the needs of the contemporary traveler
Guests can enjoy a walk in the garden hearing stories of Bada Mahal - a 150-year old wildlife conservatory within the hotel premises.

I booked the Deluxe Lake View Room
With relaxing views of Udaipur’s tranquil Lake Pichola, the 18 Lake View Rooms are the perfect place to relax and unwind after a fulfilling day of sightseeing or work. My room was decorated in warm earthy palette, with handcrafted furniture and a king size bed, the room was ornate with local artworks and offered all modern conveniences.

A restful night on the posturepedic mattress and duck down pillows was a great welcome after a day of sightseeing in the city. It’s a great sight to view the hotel garden and the swimming pool from the comfortable chairs in my room.

Fitted with a seating area, the air-conditioned rooms had an interactive TV, a personal safe, and internet access. Coffee/tea making facilities and a minibar were also included.  It was a place to relax and romance with nature. At the Back there was a lake. In the morning I could see peacocks from the room.
Guests can also enjoy access to high speed internet for up to 4 devices with the compliments of the hotel.

The dining options include Aravalli the multi-cuisine restaurant and The Terrace, which serves international dishes. Amrit Mahal offers a selection of drinks, including wines and spirits.
All your needs are well taken care of. The staff is smiling, helpful and friendly.
There is an excellent business centre. One can make an appointment at the barber/beauty shop. Staff at the 24-hour front desk offers assistance with currency exchange, car rental or babysitting services. Parking is free.
It’s a traditional hotel seeped in luxury and the natural landscape rewards you for your stay. This would be the hotel of my choice on my next visit to Udaipur. It’s an excellent
hotel set in lovely grounds overlooking the lake Pichola shared with the more upmarket Oberoi.
This is also one of the top-rated locations in Udaipur.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My superb experience

Mumbai is a vibrant, fast paced city, always on the move. Referred to as the 'Maximum City', it is the business and commercial capital of India. A cosmopolitan hub and home to a unique blend of cultures. Famous for Bollywood. On my

visit to Mumbai.I booked a luxurious stay at Trident Hotels a five-star hotel, owned and managed by The Oberoi Group. Located in the heart of Mumbai. The main reason of booking here was to enjoy the unparalleled views of the ocean. Soaring 35 storey’s high, it offers panoramic views of Marine Drive or the Queen's Necklace, as the beautiful
promenade is lovingly called.

The 555 luxury rooms and suites at Trident, Nariman Point, offer stunning views of the ocean and the five star Mumbai city skylines. Spacious and well furnished with all modern amenities. It is Just 30 kilometres from the international airport and 27 kilometres from the domestic terminal. Art galleries, museums, fashion boutiques, clubs and dining hot spots, all lie within a short distance of the hotel. The best part of the stay was an early morning and late evening walk down the promenade to take in the sea breeze and feel the pulse of Mumbai.

There is a fitness center, a spa, and an outdoor pool that overlooks the Arabian Sea.There is also a Hair salon.
There are gift shops. ATM/banking facility makes shopping easy.
The hotel rooms offer breathtaking views of the ocean and Marine Drive, or the iconic city skyline. The rooms are spacious en suite bathrooms and LCD televisions,
along with thoughtfully appointed writing desks and comfortable beds. I was happy with the high speed internet for up to 4 devices with the compliments of the hotel.

I booked the Premier City View Room which gave stunning views of the city, the Premier Rooms at Trident, Nariman Point feature handcrafted furniture and
original artworks by local artists that add a classic charm to the décor.

Covering an area of 300 square feet, these elegant hotel rooms feature glass encased en suite marble bathrooms with luxury amenities by Kama.
Food is excellent. It has award winning, fine dining restaurants - Frangipani or India Jones, which offers cuisines ranging from Indian to Italian and Asian.
After the days hectic schedule I headed to Trident Spa to  relax and rejuvenate in the calm environment or recharge with an energizing workout in the fitness centre.

The staff is very caring and available day and night to ensure a flawless stay at the hotel.
Whether you are booking a holiday with your family or your friends, or planning a business trip to Mumbai, Trident, Nariman Point offers are curated to give you the best value, meet your every need and create memories that will last a lifetime.
A Superb hotel and my superb experience.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Unexpected Magic of Warmth Moment

“Life is a rat race” this is an emotion experienced by almost everyone who is working and competing in today's world. My life would have been just a rat race however this rat race can become that much more difficult if you have a colleague who leaves no attempt to step on your toes. Mine was such a life but I could not complain for I was a small town wannabe moving to a big town in search of a better future and a stable job.
I took my time settling into the new lifestyle and getting used to bracing my self to the challenges of the corporate culture that was quite new for me.
The fact that I was assigned to a team that had an office worker who was nothing short of an office bully. He made me divulge every idea of mine and presented it as his own.
The points and ideas that I presented were opposed vociferously by him. As he was my senior there was little I could do.
Matters became so difficult that I was contemplating a change of job. I even started looking for a new opening that would be suitable for me.
In the meantime I tried my best to cope up with the office situation.
On one occasion our office was to be represented at an important regional meet. As luck would have it I and my bully colleague were picked up to represent the office. The job of creating the presentation was thrust upon me. However the presentation part was to be handled by both of us collectively.
I was assigned an office laptop to prepare the presentation. I diligently work on the presentation and did my best to make it as informative as possible.

As the conference was at an off site location we traveled and reached our destination a day in advance. In the evening when we switched on the laptop to practice the presentation. The laptop would not turn on. There was only the clicking sound of the hard drive. We got the laptop examined by the IT support team who informed us that the hard disk had crashed. This news made my heart sink and I knew for sure that all the blame would fall on me. Thinking of the consequences tears began to flow from my eyes.
As I was mentally preparing myself to face the music. My resourceful colleague arranged for an alternate laptop. As I had some notes with me I started recreating my presentation. To my utter surprise my colleague started helping me. He guided me like a true mentor and this was very encouraging. We sat throughout the night working on our presentation. The final presentation turned out to be even better then what I had prepared initially. When we presented it our ideas were greatly appreciated at the conference. We had successes as a team and I had earned some valuable experience and a very good mentor. When we left back from the venue. The bully had been left behind and instead the person who came along was a warm and caring colleague. #MagicOfWarmth

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Way to a Healthy Heart

Dear Readers
I am a doctor and here is my prescription for a heart that is up to 50% Healthier

#1 Eat Better:

Stop constant snacking, which increases the risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases.
Staples in your kitchen should be 100 percent whole wheat or grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish and nuts. Boost your intake of foods that contain Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are a healthy type of polyunsaturated fat. Omega-3 fatty acids offer protection from heart disease and can be found in foods such as salmon, mackerel, flax seeds, and walnuts and in certain vitamin and mineral supplements. Set a goal of 10 servings of fresh or frozen produce per day.
The healthy plant substances found in fruits and vegetables can help prevent heart disease. Replace refined grain products with whole grain products. Choose whole-wheat flours, 100% whole grain bread, high-fiber cereal, whole grain pasta, oats, brown rice and barley.
Stay away from white or refined flours, white bread, frozen waffles, biscuits, corn bread, egg noodles, granola bars, high-fat snacks, quick breads, cakes, pies, donuts and buttered popcorn.
Although what you eat is important for hearts health, how much you eat is also a factor in improving overall heart health. Refrain from overeating, which can lead to excess fat, cholesterol and calorie intake. Sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in your body, and places an added burden on your heart. Because blood pressure rises with age, eating less sodium now will help curb that rise and reduce your risk of developing conditions which induce heart disease. Food labels should be our best friends. Choose the ones with the lowest amount of sodium. Food labels help us maintain a heart-healthy diet that includes foods that are low in fat, cholesterol and sodium.
Set realistic goals and limits. Small steps and gradual changes can make a big difference in your health over time, so start small take the #ChhoteKadam and build up your heart's health.

#2. Stay Active:
Do Physical activity and Stay Active.
Limit TV, computer and phone time to few hours each day as it leads to a sedentary lifestyle and constant
Exercise as a family; ride bikes, take a walk, go swimming or play games outside. Make heart health fun by incorporating games into your family activities or walk to a park for a healthy picnic dinner. Celebrate successes to promote a positive sense of self-esteem.
A simple routine of walking can go a long way in improving your heart's health. Get a friend or neighbor to go with you the idea being that if either of you misses the other one can encourage being regular.
#3. Be Happy
Being happy is a great way for you to fight stress and help you heart become and remain happy and healthy. A happy person is in a better frame of mind to deal with stress causing situations, finding a solution and come out of it.

Even if you make the commitment to exercise and eat a healthy diet. Be aware of major risk factors. A family history of heart disease, or hypertension, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, or diabetes, can increase your probability of having a heart attack.
Don’t ignore symptoms. If you have shortness of breath or chest pains, get your checkup done immediately.
 “I am joining the Saffolalife #ChhoteKadam initiative in association withBlogAdda and follow these small steps for a healthy heart.”

Love your heart

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women.There are many things one can do every day to keep your heart healthy. Nourish the emotional heart as well as the physical heart. The heart is not just a pump it's the fountainhead of all emotions, whether it's joy and exhilaration or sadness and frustration. Mental and emotional stress can disrupt the emotional heart. Your heart needs just a few #ChhoteKadam to stay up to 50% Healthier.
So what are these #ChhoteKadam that you need to take?
- Be Active. Being Active is very therapeutic
If you are active your heart is healthy, it will be able to work for a very long time. It is up to you to keep your heart healthy. Exercise every day. You need to exercise your heart by making it work harder for at least 30 minutes a day. Meditation and Yoga technique twice daily helps in lowering blood pressure, reversing arterial blockage and enhancing resistance to all types of stress.Worry Free and Blissful Joy nourish the mind and emotions. Inner strength and the cultivation of positive attitudes and emotions increase heart health.
Walking is an excellent exercise for everyone and excellent therapy as well. The early morning is ideal for taking a 30-minute walk. It will not only help your heart; it will prepare you for the day by charging up your circulation and your metabolism.
-Eating Better
Eat a healthy diet. Too much fatty food will block up the arteries with fat and your heart will have to work harder and harder just to do its regular job of pumping blood round your body. Eat the foods your body needs and not what your heart likes.
Drink lots of water every day rather than fizzy drinks. Make good choices as you grow older. Your heart will love you for it.
Eat a heart-friendly diet. Eat more servings of fresh fruits and vegetables; start your day with stewed apples or pears; include soaked blanched almonds in your diet; dress your veggies with fresh lime juice; and eat heart-friendly spices such as fresh-ground black pepper and the antioxidant power-spice turmeric. Choose fresh foods over processed foods or leftovers; light foods over rich, deep-fried ones; and warm, cooked foods over cold, heavy foods.
Eat moderately. Don't skip meals, because eating three meals at regular times each day helps digest the food. Don't tax your digestion by eating late at night or eating a heavy meal at dinner.

Being Happy
Spend time every day on those activities that give you this contentment and happiness.
 Listen to soothing or uplifting music, enjoy serene natural beauty. Maintain a positive attitude and walk away from situations that distress or anger you.
Practice good bedtime habits — favor restful, calming activities as bedtime draws near to help disconnect the mind from the senses. Keep your bedroom clear of distractions — television, computers, other work-related material. Stay away from stimulants in the evening. Go to bed by 10 p.m. — early to bed and early to rise still works to keep you healthy and energetic through the day. 

 “I am joining the Saffolalife #ChhoteKadam initiative in association withBlogAdda and follow these small steps for a healthy heart.”

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pay your tax and relax

Filing of tax returns is an annual activity which must be fulfilled as a moral and social obligation by every citizen of this nation..Income tax returns of last three years are the basic need for all loan cases like housing, business or personal loan, and is a declaration of your income. Before granting the loan, banks want to know your financial capacity and your income details as shown by you in income tax returns.The High Commissions of various countries want to know if you are financially sound before they issue you a visa and for this purpose they will rely on your ITR. Every assessee should file genuine returns, especially if one intends to go abroad in the future. Use it to show your genuine source of incomes, because immigration officers give due weight to your annual income. Absence of returns of any single year can decrease your chances of foreign visa under visitor, investor or work permits. category.The value of business profiles of various corporate agencies, contractors, professional service providers or individuals is dependent on the yearly income tax returns. one needs to file regular returns every year.Having an ITR is always handy, since one can readily furnish the same as a proof for any kind of financial liability or opening a line of credit.

The income tax return e-Filing has made our life very easy.E-File income tax return from home or office. One can e-file income tax return 24×7.All the personal details and tax paid amount would be already there in the ITR so no need for extra paper work.The income tax return utility will immediately calculate the tax liability. One can tally it with the TDS.Will have online record of income tax return for further verification.The income tax refund is swift through the e-Filing.The process can be done in a few clicks with e-filing platforms like H&R block as it is always an easier option to e-file taxes as it safer, more convenient and quick.

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Pay income tax in a few clicks

Many people are confused when it comes to filing tax returns. Personal and financial benefits aside, filing IT returns also makes you a better citizen. Income tax is one of the sources of income for the Government, with which it funds infrastructure and welfare projects. It also is a barometer for progress, as rising income tax shows a corresponding growth in income.In case excess TDS has been deducted on income and one need to claim a refund – in this situation one must file a return to claim the tax refund.When one approaches a bank or a financial institution for a loan, a house loan or a personal loan they usually require copies of the IT returns to check one's credit worthiness. And therefore, one must file an IT return.Though as a Company or a Firm you are required to file a return irrespective of whether one have income or losses. In cases where a person (an individual) has Loss under the head ‘Income from House Property’ or loss under the head ‘ Profits & Gains of Business or Profession’ ‘Capital Gains’ or losses from ‘Income from Other Sources’. Such losses may be allowed to be carried forward and set off (upon fulfillment of certain conditions) provided a Return has been submitted in time.Some countries require copies of your IT returns when they provide you a travel or a work visa.Every law abiding citizen should file the returns on time.When we compare the benefits of filing the return and the effort involved, the odds will always be in favour of filing your tax return every year. One must file your tax returns if one wish to claim tax refunds.Income tax laws allow you to carry forward and set off (adjust) certain losses (such as capital losses) against future gain or income. These losses can be carried forward for eight consecutive years immediately succeeding the year in which the loss is incurred. Even if you have taxable income this year, you might have losses to carry forward that can be adjusted against gains in later years when you actually have higher incomes.
Easy loan processing by providing a copy of returns receipts helps in faster approval of your loan application.If you are planning to immigrate to another country or explore an overseas job opportunity, then prepare yourself in advance. Most embassies and consulates require you to furnish copies of your tax returns for the past couple of years at the time of the visa application. This is especially applicable when applying for visa for the US, the UK, Canada or Europe.E-filing platforms like H&R block helps in easier option to e-file taxes.Now tax filing is one smooth ride.

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