Does Walking Burn Belly Fat? We Tapped a Dietitian and Personal Trainer to Explain

No matter how many crunches you do or how long you hold a plank, you can’t spot-reduce belly fat. Sorry! It’s one of those unfortunate universal truths, like how eating spicy foods won’t speed up your metabolism and doing a juice cleanse won’t “detox” your body. But you can make an effort to reduce belly fat if that’s the area you are looking to lose weight from — you just have to be strategic about it.

When you lose weight, your body decides where it comes from, which means you have to lose weight overall to see any results from your belly. You can do this by eating in a healthy calorie deficit, choosing nutritious foods, and burning calories (and strengthening muscle) through exercise. We’ve already covered the fact that walking is a good form of exercise that can help you lose weight but what about belly fat?

“Walking as a workout can help one lose belly fat; however, a lot of workouts focus on intensity,” Jim White, RDN, ACSM-certified personal trainer and owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios, told POPSUGAR. So in that case, running would typically have a greater effect on belly fat than walking, but any cardio is a good form of exercise for people looking to lose weight. Cardio helps you burn calories and lose weight overall — Jim recommends 300 minutes of cardio a week — which, in turn, will result in the loss of belly fat.ADVERTISEMENT

For people who are already active, Jim recommends running or walking up stairs (or using a stairclimber) as opposed to standard walking, since doing a leisurely stroll probably won’t get their heart rate up. But for someone who isn’t typically active and just starting out on a weight-loss journey, walking could be a good form of exercise. If you want to get a jump-start on walking for weight loss, check out this four-week walking plan.

But at the end of the day, Jim reiterated that losing belly fat and maintaining that fat loss is all determined by the amount of calories lost versus what is consumed. Unfortunately, calorie intake isn’t a one-size-fits-all equation; it depends on age, weight, height, sex, and activity level. To calculate how many calories you need to lose weight, use this formula.

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Top 5 Creatures Created by the Scientists

Hi there, do you know animals are being cloned, Hybrids are being created. and jelly fish DNA is being used to make all kinds of things glow.

Bald Chicken

Israel scientists develop a hybrid that could live in a warmer climate and one of the scientist named Avigdor kahan’s spent 25 years trying to create chicken without feathers.

Top 5 Creatures Created by the Scientists

Dolly the sheep

It was the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell. the technique which was made famous by her birth is somatic cell nuclear transfer.

Supercows

This cow is the result of extreme selective breeding over centuries. it turns into an lean mean bovine machine weighing up to one ton.

Glowfish

This glowfish are the first genetically engineered pets on the market to become available to the public.

Transparent Frogs

These frogs have completely transparent skin and allows you to see their internal organs and even their heart beating.

Healthy intake, for a healthy you

A balanced diet is a cornerstone of health. Women have special nutrient needs, and, during each stage of a woman’s life, these needs change. Nutrient-rich foods provide energy for women’s busy lives and help to reduce the risk of disease says Dr Deepa Agarwal Chief Nutritionist, Tanvir Hospital 
Iron-rich foods
Iron is one of the keys to good health and energy levels in women prior to menopause. Foods that provide iron include red meat, chicken, turkey, pork, fish, kale, spinach, beans, lentils and some fortified ready-to-eat cereals. Plant-based sources of iron are more easily absorbed by your body when eaten with vitamin C-rich foods. So eat fortified cereal with strawberries on top, spinach salad with mandarin orange slices or add tomatoes to lentil soup.
Folate (and folic acid) during the reproductive years
When women reach childbearing age, they need to eat enough folate (or folic acid) to help decrease the risk of birth defects. The requirement for women who are not pregnant is 400 micrograms (mcg) per day. Including adequate amounts of foods that naturally contain folate, such as citrus fruits, leafy greens, beans and peas will help increase your intake of this B vitamin. There also are many foods that are fortified with folic acid, such as breakfast cereals, some rices and breads.
Daily calcium and vitamin d requirements
For healthy bones and teeth, women need to eat a variety of calcium-rich foods every day. Calcium keeps bones strong and helps to reduce the risk for osteoporosis, a bone disease in which the bones become weak and break easily. Some calcium-rich foods include low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt and cheese, sardines, tofu (if made with calcium sulfate) and calcium-fortified foods including juices and cereals. Adequate amounts of vitamin D also are important, and the need for both calcium and vitamin D increases as women get older. Good sources of vitamin D include fatty fish, such as salmon, eggs and fortified foods and beverages, such as some yogurts and juices.
Foods and beverages to limit
To keep weight in check at any age, women should avoid excess calories from added sugars, saturated fat and alcohol.
Limit sweetened beverages, including regular soft drinks, candy, cookies, pastries and other desserts.
Limit alcohol intake to one drink per day, if you choose to drink and are of legal age. One drink is equal to 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of liquor.
Eat fewer foods that are high in saturated fat. Opt for low-fat or fat-free dairy products and lean proteins instead of their full-fat counterparts. Incorporate more plant-base protein foods, such as beans, lentils and tofu, into your diet.
Balancing calories with activity
Since women typically have less muscle, more body fat and are smaller than men, they need fewer calories to maintain a healthy body weight and activity level. Women who are more physically active may require more calories.
Physical activity is an important part of a woman’s health. Regular activity helps with weight control, muscle strength and stress management.
– As told to D Shreya Veronica

A powerful statement with pant suits

A powerful statement with pant suits

With this trend, keep accessories to the bare minimum

Fashion is often a representation of the society we live in, and the trends this year indicate that women are finally wearing the pants – not just metaphorically, but quite literally. Pant suits aka trouser suits are the new power suits that are a must-have in your wardrobe for the year 2019. From royal icons like Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle to showbiz stars like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Aniston, Blake Lively, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor and an endless number of A-listers are sporting stylish versions of pant suits to step up their fashion game.

Pantsuits are not just a symbol of authoritative elegance but also super comfy and multi-functional. Designer Hema Kaul thinks that pant suits make a woman’s appearance more impactful and serious. She points out, “The matchy pants and blazers with prints just add a fun and quirky element to fashion. Definitely, if we are too mention celebrities we have to mention Blake Lively and Deepika Padukone, who always get their pantsuits on point. A cropped pair of trousers can be worn to show off the sneakers for a more playful shoe opportunity. For a suiting look outside the office, try a cropped top instead of a blouse. Pink matchy suits do send a more casual and chic vibe. The perfect neutral for your wardrobe like greys and beige can add a touch of femininity to the masculine suit and can accessoried with a belt and chunky hand cuff.”

Inspired by celebrities donning business suits in prints, bright colours, and varied cuts, working women can take a cue and incorporate pant suits as part of office wardrobe quite easily. Shweta Sharma, a CEO, believes that pant suits are perfect and practical for work. She says, “Not only are they ideal for boardroom meetings, but can be carried on to dinner plans with panache. Here are a few dos and don’ts for styling pant suits for different occasions — for a formal work setting, invest in basic colors such as black, grey or tan. Pair it with bright orange or teal shell top to add some oomph to your office attire. The focus is on practical details such as pockets, no visible panty lines, and structured yet comfortable silhouettes. Finish this look with a sleek ponytail and matching pumps. For more casual outings, pair them with a contrasting scoop or v neck t-shirt. Add a bright yellow or red t-shirt with a grey suit and let the contrast get you compliments for chic styling. For an evening out, add a chunky necklace to your suit to instantly brighten up your outfit. Let your hair down and add a bright lipstick for a bold look. Avoid wearing open toe shoes with Pant Suits. If you are not comfortable with heels, choose a suit with slim pants instead of straight or flared ones and pair them with matching flat shoes.”

Brands like Balmain, Givency and Chanel are already making a mark on the runway and styling celebrities in their signature pant suits. Designer Adarsh Makharia highlights the fact that more and more celebrities are now following the trend and sporting pant suits to high profile events. The designer elaborates the right way to pull off the trend and says, “Wear well cut and well fitted pant suits and stay away from ill-fitted suits and those with too many colours and patterns. Small patterns on a monochromatic pantsuit will give you a classy yet quirky look, where as if you style a belt with a solid coloured pant suit it will give you a minimalistic elegant look. A sleek pony tail with statement earrings will up your style quotient.”

Different pantsuits can be worn according to different occasions and head designer Sreyashee Halder, mentions that the key factors that play an important role in making a statement are colour and silhouette, so get that right. “The sensibility of wearing the right colours and colour combinations is very important. Pastels and soft sorbet tones along with muted mid tones are going to dominate the fashion scenario in this department. Also when teaming up a top-to-toe look – tonals or soft contrasts like a light grey with pale yellow, lilacs with pale pink or offbeat soft colour combinations add newness to the fresh new season. Wearing clashing contrast prints together either in the same garment or as co-ordinates teamed up together creates a completely new (and fun) way to dress and be a headturner.”

While designer Krupa Kapadia encourages people to ditch the safe colours and go for brighter tones, neons and bold prints. The designer recommends, “Bright colours look great in pantsuits. Although people usually stick to neutrals, I think it is fun to try out neons and colour blocking too. In prints, one can try small floral print or plaid and even geometric prints like polka dots. The cuts can range from oversize suits to box pleat trousers or flare legged pants for a change, and in the blazer, you can try a sleeveless vest or a double breasted jacket too. Wear the suit with minimal yet bold accessories. Try minimal gold accessories, a statement bag and some fabulous heels with your pantsuit.”

Natural Alternatives to Vitamin Supplements

Vitamins are required by the human body for normal cell growth, development, and functioning. There are two types of Vitamins- fat-soluble vitamins that are stored in the body’s fat tissues and water-soluble vitamins that are used immediately by the body. Vitamin A, D, E and K are fat-soluble vitamins and Vitamin C and B complex (B1, B2, B6, B12) are water-soluble vitamins.

Top Tasty Food Containing Vitamin B

List of Natural Alternatives to Vitamin Supplements are Given Below:

VITAMIN A

This is required by the body to keep the immune system healthy. Vitamin A keeps the eyes healthy and boosts the immune system helps in cell development and also keeps the skin healthy.

There are a lot of supplements available in the market which a taken for retinol deficiency. Vitamin A’s natural sources are eggs, milk, green vegetables, liver, darkly colored orange, and other fruits such as peaches, cantaloupe, apricots, mangoes, and papaya. It helps to form and maintains teeth, bones, soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin.

Top Vitamin Supplements for Hair Growth

It should be noted that excessive consumption of Vitamin A can prove to be toxic if taken via supplements. Medications prescribed for treating conditions such as gouty arthritis, asthma etc. such as wysolone bear side effects on the body. Therefore the best way to avoid its deficiency or toxicity is to consume it in the required quantity from foods which contain it in the required quantity.

VITAMIN C

Chemically known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is one of the nutrients which is required to maintain good health.

It helps in the formation of collagen (which is an essential component of connective tissue). It plays an important role in healing wounds as collagen is required for it and Vitamin C helps in its production.

Vitamin C also plays a vital role in producing antioxidants in the body and limits free radicals. It boosts the immunity of the body, prevent and delay certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

  1. Citrus fruits: One of the most widely available and effective sources of Vitamin C is lemon plus citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, pomelo, and limes. They contain ample amount of ascorbic acid. In the case of Vitamin C deficiency, the person can recover very quickly with sufficient intake of these food items. It is used to treat scurvy which is a deficiency disease caused due to deficiency of Vitamin C in the body.
  2. Tomatoes: Technically a fruit, tomato, and tomato juice are a great source of Vitamin C. Consuming a couple of raw tomatoes, or its juice helps ward off any health issues that could be the result of a deficiency of Vitamin C in the diet. Its regular used is advisable for better health effects. Since Vitamin C is necessary for wound healing and healthy skin, it should be a part of your diet.

It is not necessary to consume only one type of food item containing Vitamin C. A mix of foods can be inculcated in the diet to get the best results.

In case someone has developed scurvy due to deficiency of Vitamin C in their diet, symptoms can show up within a month or so. Delayed wound healing, purpura, hyperkeratosis, bleeding gums, and corkscrew hair are some of the signs and symptoms that one should be wary of. In case any of these symptoms are observed, treatment should be started on an immediate basis. In case children develop scurvy, it can prove to be fatal. Therefore caution should be taken, and a balanced diet should be followed.

Top Tasty Food Containing Vitamin B

VITAMIN B12

If you think that you suffer from a deficiency of Vitamin B12, you should look out for symptoms such as fatigue, depression, confusion, memory issues, etc.; you should get checked for Vitamin B12 deficiency. Other related symptoms are unexplained weight loss, constipation, reflex problems, irritable behavior and loss of appetite.

If the problem lingers on for longer, it can spiral into mental problems such as dementia and psychosis.

Another symptom is the development of anemia. It can be diagnosed by observing symptoms such as fatigue, sore mouth or tongue, shortness of breath, yellowing of the skin, diarrhea and menstrual problems.

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Vitamin B12 is present in ample amount in animal-derived products. For someone who is strictly vegan, the chances of developing B12 deficiency are higher.

  1. Eggs- Considered as a great source of protein, eggs also contain Vitamin B12 and B2 in sufficient amounts. Egg whites co(two large eggs) contain 1.3 mcg of vitamin B12. That’s 28% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI).
  2. Milk and Dairy Products- Packed with several vitamins and minerals, milk and its products are a great source of Vitamin B12. Yogurt /curd and cheese are other superb sources of Vitamin B12.
  3. Fortified Non-Dairy Milk- It is a vegan replacement for dairy milk. Soy milk is one such nondairy milk with the potential of providing 45% of RDI from 240 ml of the product.
  4. Trout- Amongst fish, trout is considered to be the healthiest and best options for Vitamin B12 intake through natural food. It also contains Omega 3 fatty acid.
  5. Tuna- Widely consumed and full of nutritional value, Tuna is one food substitute to those bottles of Vitamin B12 pills. Both fresh and canned tuna can be consumed. However, the nutritional value of fresh Tuna surpasses that of the canned one any day.

VITAMIN B6

Vitamin B6 is also known as pyridoxine. This vitamin helps your body process fats, proteins, and carbs. Its intake ensures healthy functioning of the immune system and the central nervous system. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which help in keeping cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancers at bay.

As our dietary choices have disrupted and are getting altered, the need to switch from a nutrient deficient diet should be made. Natural substitutes for Vitamin B6 are tuna, nuts, chickpeas, cooked skinless chicken breast, prunes, avocado, boiled lentils, cooked wild caught coho salmon, boiled frozen Brussel sprouts, etc.

Its deficiency shows symptoms such as cracked lip corners, nerve pain, skin rashes, tiredness, seizures, glossy tongue, etc.

A healthy and balanced diet can prevent any deficiency of Vitamin B6.

VITAMIN E

Vitamin E is a popular vitamin which is known for having antioxidant properties. It protects the body cells from free radicals. It tackles inflammation and boosts the immune system. It is a fat-soluble vitamin which means that it gets stored in liver and fat cells in the body. They do not eliminate from the body the way water-soluble vitamins get removed by excretion. They remain in the body for long periods and consuming them in a higher amount than required can lead to toxicity.

  • Nuts such as almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts
  • Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli
  • Fruits and fruit juices
  • Vegetable oils such as wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, corn, and soybean oils

It is advised to take Vitamin E from natural sources and not supplements as the risk of toxicity. However, its low intake can lead to hemolytic anemia.

Vitamin E is crucial in maintaining healthy hair and skin; It is a popular supplement given by dermatologists.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is naturally produced by your body when exposed to sunlight. It is a fat-soluble vitamin which means that it gets stored in the liver and fat cells of the body. It occurs in a limited number of foods, and the easiest way of overcoming its deficiency is, of course, basking under the sun.

Apart from being an important nutrient, it also promotes absorption of calcium in the gut.

Deficiency of Vitamin D makes bones brittle, thin and weak. Amongst children. It can lead to the development of rickets whereas in adults it gives rise to a condition called osteomalacia.

  • Egg Yolks– Eggs are a source of lots of nutrients that are required for healthy living. They contain Vitamin D along with other vitamins. They help in containing deficiency of vitamin D (which leads to the development of rickets).
  • Mushrooms– For vegans and vegetarians, mushrooms are a great option as they are the only plant source of Vitamin D. Mushrooms can also synthesize Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. They are an excellent and safe source of Vitamin D.
  • Orange juice– It is a good substitute for the population that is lactose intolerance. One cup of orange juice can give 24% of RDI of Vitamin D.
  • Oysters– Having oysters are not everyone’s cup of tea. It could be for its peculiar taste or one’s lifestyle choice. But it is a rich source of Vitamin D. They are low in calories and high in nutrients. It is such a rich source that one serving gives two to six times of Recommended Daily Intake (RDI).
  • Shrimp– seafood that is highly nutritious is shrimp- a type of shellfish. Along with Vitamin D, it contains Omega 3 fatty acids. They do contain cholesterol but have low-fat content.

The best way to lead a healthy life without depending on supplements is to take a balanced diet. Include all the foods that are necessary and appropriate for your age and built. It should not be a task but a breeze to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

10 Best Food for Healthy Eyes

Can you imagine a day without your eyesight? I know it is difficult to imagine a day without your eyes. Our sense of vision is the peripheral to all the experience we have in our lives. Although many people lose sight with the coming age or weaken the strength of their eyes because of poor lifestyle. In case if you have already weakened your eyesight then you can purchase great lenses using the website and save money using great lenskart coupons. Although, if you still have time and want to regain your eyes health then below are 10 Best Food for Healthy Eyes.

1.Fish

Fish is commonly eaten in various parts of the World. But do you know it is a rich source of various nutrients? Consuming fish not only betters your eyesight but has a lot more other health benefits that you can’t even imagine. Fish is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. The fatty acids can benefit you in many ways. Omega-3 reduces heart risk related issues, reduces depression & anxiety, improve metabolism, and most importantly it’s great for your eyes.

The list of fishes that you can consume to have the benefits of Omega-3 is Tuna, Salmon, Trout, Mackerel, Sardines, Anchovies, and Herring. If you have a desk job then your eyes can become dry. This dryness can create great difficulties in future in life. Although, eating fish is known to reverse it, therefore, no more dry eyes for you.

2.Nuts and Legumes

There are many kinds of food that come under this category. It has been of great evidence that plant seeds are a rich source of protein and various oils. It is where Nuts and Legumes fall. They offer a lot more than just healthy eyes. These are also known to reduce concern for other issues such as heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, and also cancer. Nuts and legumes are rich in Vitamin, Protein, and minerals.

The various nuts and legumes that can be good for your eyes are peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils, almonds, cashew, walnut, Brazil Nuts and many more. These are also a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids as well as they are known for having enormous levels of Vitamin E. These are another really great food if you wish to keep your eyes healthy.

3.Avocado

Avocado has a long list of health benefits. It is fathomable if you haven’t tried the fruit yet. It not only tastes delicious but is also a rich source of potassium(more than banana). The fruit is rich in many types of Vitamins like Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E. The food is also rich in Folate.

Since Avocado is a rich source of nutrients it is great for your eyes. They are not only a rich source in themselves but can also help in absorbing when you eat anything else. Various studies that have been conducted over the food has shown that it can save you from Cataract, and macular degeneration. Both of these health issues are rampant and is common after the age of 30.

4.Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruits are everyone’s favorites. From Oranges to lemon, citrus fruits are commonly eaten all around the world for the tang they have in their taste. The fruits are a  rich source of Fiber, Vitamin, Potassium, Magnesium, and Phosphorous. The fruits are known to be really great for your eyes.

Citrus fruits also increase metabolism, makes your skin better, and are really good for your digestion. They are also known for their antioxidants properties and anti-inflammatory nature. It can help you protect you against cancer, and in case if you like having sweet then they are low on calories too. As the citrus fruits slow aging they also help in retarding the aging of eyes.

5.Leafy Green Vegetables

Did your mother tell you to finish all the green parts of the food? Well, she knew but I guess you didn’t. Green Leafy Vegetables are really good for your health and should be eaten by you if you wish to keep yourself healthy. There are various kinds of greens that you eat to keep yourself healthy. Most of these greens that can be consumed for health benefits are Kale, Spinach, Cabbage, Beet Green, Romaine Lettuce, and many others.

Leafy Green vegetable are a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Folate. The food is also known to contain minerals like iron and calcium. These also contain a great deal of fiber so can you used to improve metabolism. Spinach often suggested for Iron deficiency and is very beneficial for your eyes.

6.Carrots

Even Bugs Bunny likes it. The best part about carrot is that it can be eaten raw and being a veggie it doesn’t taste bad. The juice from the vegetable can be great for your health. Carrots are particularly in certain minerals and vitamins like beta-carotene, Vitamin K, Potassium, and antioxidants.

Eating carrots can reduce the risk of heart diseases, fight against cancer, and weight loss. They are great for improving your eyes health. Carrots contain carotenoids that are an equivalent to Vitamin A. Also, People who have a deficiency of Vitamin A are known to suffer from Night Blindness.

7.Peppers

By Peppers, we mean to say the red and yellow ones. Both of them are a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Various enzymes. These babies can help you reduce the chances of various visual impairments. Some of these impairments include problems like Macular Degeneration and Cataract. They can also protect your retina from any sort of Oxidative effect. The peppers can be easily cooked with other food or can be eaten whichever way you like or feel.

8.Blueberries

Just like the carrots, even these contains Carotenoids. What can be better than these tasty things that are also great for your health? Blueberries are very useful against eye fatigue. Therefore, if you spend long hours in front of a screen blueberries can be your ideal sweet. The carotenoids that the blueberries contain are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin.9.Eggs

If your ideal breakfast is eggs then here is good news for you. The great food is not even rich in protein but can be really good at keeping your eyes healthy. A lot of people of people lose their eyesight to aging. Although, Eggs are rich in both Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Eggs are also a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Zinc.

10.Water

The last one is dirt cheap and is the most essential compound for the survival of humanity, well, I am talking about H20. Fluids are important in the body to keep it hydrated. Drinking ample amount of water reduces dryness in eyes, therefore, drink the amount of water your body needs in order to keep it healthy.

Early Medieval Period (750 – 1200AD)

Political Profile

North India -> 36 Rajputs

They have honour to diein botttle.

Strong,backward in war technology.

East India (Bihar & Bengal) -> by Pal (350 yrs) & Sena (100 yrs) dynasty

Deccan -> Rastrakutas – 1st 200 yrs.

Kalyani Chalukyas – Rest yrs.

South India -> Chola

  • Muslin invasions bega in India.
  • 3 Muslim invaders early in India.

1st Invader – Mohammad bin khasim.

In 712 AD. from Bagddad.

2nd Invader – Mohammad Ghazani

Ghazani (in Afghanistan) as capital he built a vast empire.

B/W 1000 – 1027 AD he invaded 17 times.

17 times he was victorious, unconquerable.

He invaded India for wealth not for teritory.

Mathura, Kashi -> Invaded by him mainly because wealth is more at temple (below Sanctum Santorum) towns, treasury.

3rd Invader – Mohammad Ghuri

Invaded several Times b/w 1195 – 1206 AD.

He wanted territory in India.

Several Times he defeated in battle & run away from battle field.

20 Great Fathers Day Gift Ideas

The world celebrates Father’ Day on June 18 every year. This year, almost every online retailer is offering excellent gifts for that very special man in your life. Buying and gifting online saves you the hassle of selecting from a confusing range available elsewhere. In addition, delivery is free in most cases. A free greeting expressing love for your dad is also available.

In addition, delivery is free in most cases. A free greeting expressing love for your dad is also available.

Importance of Father’s Day

Dads indubitably play a major role in our lives. Almost every daughter and son want to emulate dad for his strength, comforting demeanor, and strict but gentle discipline. We all want to be successful like daddy.

For a majority of families, the father is the sole or major breadwinner. It is through daddy’s relentless efforts that our parents could afford home and hearth, quality education and nourishing food.

Father’s Day is an occasion to show dad your appreciation for his efforts. Regardless of where dad resides or does and his age, gifts can always be sent to express your love and affection.

Best Fathers Day Gift Ideas for all budgets, tastes, needs:

  • Father’s Day card: Remember the man who signed your school report card? Gift him with a great card to remind him of those cherished memories of childhood.
  • Printed Mugs: These can easily be bought online with a printed legend. Alternatively, you can have a nice picture of daddy and yourself printed on the mug. Remind dad about your affection every morning with his hot cuppa.
  • Cushion: Father’s Day cushions featuring caricatures of dad and you in childhood. Ideal for placing especially on your dad’s favourite seat at home, office or car.
  • Spectacle Holder: For dads with a creative bent of mind. Carved wooden spectacle holders look great at home and office.
  • Books: A wide selection of books is available online. Fact or fiction or from some specialized stream of study, your Dad will definitely appreciate a book on Father’s Day.
  • T-Shirt: Round neck and polo T-shirts with special messages such as ‘World’s Greatest Dad’ is something your father can proudly wear. After all, daddy deserves a pat on his back for all efforts he exerted towards you.
  • Photo frames: If you have a good picture of dad and you during childhood, preserve the memories with special Father’s Day picture frames available online.
  • Necktie: A wide selection of neckties is available online. Give dad that exclusive neck-tie that he can wear to work. Gift neck-ties are preserved and hold lasting memories.
  • Shaving kit: The market is full of cheap fakes and imitations. Buy a shaving kit online for your dad. These kits consist of a razor and blades, shaving crème or foam, aftershave salve and other essentials for daily groom-up. This can be the best fathers day gift for most people.
  • Combo sets: These include a wristwatch, cufflinks and matching tie that your dad can wear for special occasions and corporate events. Reasonably priced, this gift comes packed in special pouches that your dad can carry anywhere or use at home.
  • Wine: Astounding selection of India and foreign old and new world wines are on offer online. For dads who have discerning tastes, Father’s Day is a perfect occasion to gift a bottle of exclusive wine he can relish. But check for local laws related to sending and receiving alcohol.
  • Chocolates: Who does not relish chocolates? Special gift boxes with mouth-watering chocolates are on offer online. Gift wrapping and greetings are also available to send with a chocolate box.
  • Taste of home: Take your dad down the memory lane by gifting him sweets and savouries from the most famous shop in his hometown. Several websites make this possible. They list well-known stores that offer local delicacies and ship them to the receiver.
  • Holiday savings scheme: Send your parents packing on a dream vacation together with holiday savings packages. This is an ideal gift for those who are short of funds. Holiday Saver packages allow you to pay in 12 monthly instalments and buy a package for your parents.
  • 4G smartphone: Just in case daddy has missed the telecom revolution, now is the time to catch the bus. A wide assortment of the buget phone under Rs 10000 can be a very good option. Smartphones will allow your dad to pay bills and perform other tasks from the comfort of home and office.
  • Sunglasses: In case you were unaware, extremely high-quality sunglasses can be bought at heavily discounted rates online. Top international brands with lenses that not only protect your dad’s eyes from harsh sunlight but also prevent loss of vision are available.
  • Luggage: Superb gift for dads on the move, great brands of luggage can be gifted through online stores. You can gift anything from exquisite valises to down-to-earth trolleys for your dad’s travel needs.
  • Leather wallets: Personalized leather wallets that bear your dad’s name or initials can be bought online. Available in various colours and multiple slots to stuff cards and currency, a personalized leather wallet will be definitely welcome.
  • Bracelet: Made of silver, gold or platinum, carve your dad’s name in precious metal to enshrine this great relationship. Available online, Father’s Day bracelets come with certificates guaranteeing the purity of the metal.
  • Meal carrier/ Tiffin boxes: A perfect gift to give your working dad. Meal carriers are no longer dull, dry and boring metal contraptions. Meal carriers or Tiffin boxes are they are called, come with surprisingly modern décor.

More ideas for gifting daddy

For a creative mind, there is no dearth of ideas to give dad that exclusive gift on Father’s Day. But for those saddled with daily routine and lesser time off, online shopping provides great alternative and fast deliveries. Depending upon your budget there are several more gift ideas for Father’s Day.

You can give dad a gift card from any major bank which offers the facility. Gift cards are available for any denomination. They permit your father to buy any stuff of his choice worth the amount, anytime he wants.  You can also refill these cards to continue showing your love for dad.

Top 10 Best SmartPhones Under Rs 15000 in India

Buying the best Phone is one of the toughest tasks for all of us.

As you know, Selecting one phone out of all the hundreds of Smartphones is really difficult.

It’s even harder when you have to buy the best Phone under 15000.

We can never deny that it’s impossible to function without our phones.

But even though the need of having a great phone is just as important as breathing, the number of choices available in the market can make anyone go crazy.

Global statistics portal, Statista, estimates India will have about 299.24 million smart phone users by the end of 2017. An impressive figure, since by the end of 2017, there will 2.3 billion users worldwide will use smart phones.

What this means?

In plain terms, it simply means that India’s smart phone market is on the upswing. It also implies:

  • An increasing number of domestic and foreign smart phone companies will enter the market.
  • A major price war between major smart phone makers, especially 4G phones is imminent.
  •  Every manufacturer will try to outrank rivals by launching newer models with better features at faster frequencies.
  • More facilities will be offered to consumers to buy newer models on installments easily.
  • Increase in spending by consumers as they upgrade to newer models.

The winners:

Nowadays, the consumer faces a daunting choice about which smart phone to invest upon. Understandably, there are scores of models, each more tempting than the other, available in the market.

Also check: Top 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 10000 In India

 To facilitate consumers make the right choice, we present our selection of the top 10 Smartphones priced under Rs 15,000.

List of 10 Best Phone Under 15000 in India

1. Xiaomi Mi A-1

Mi A1 best phone under 15000

Launched in September 2017, the Xiaomi Mi A-1 features a 5.5 inch touch-screen display. It has a display resolution of 1,080 pixels by 1,920 pixels.

This smart phone is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and comes with 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage expandable to 128GB with a micro SD card.

The Xiaomi Mi A-1 is Flagship Dual camera smartphone which has a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera. It has a powerful 3,080 mAh non-removable battery for longer usage.

This Overall Smart Features make Mi A-1 the best phone under 15000 and is thus ranked at Number 1 Position in this list. 

2. Redmi Note-4

Best Smartphone under 15000

Redmi Note 4 is the largest selling smartphone in India,Thus making it a serious contender in the list of best phone under 15000. Armed with a 5.5 inch touch screen display, the Redmi Note-4 comes in three variants: 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Memory can be expanded up to 128GB with a micro SD card. It has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The unique feature of Redmi Note 4 is, the smart phone offers Dual Apps and Second Space.

 The Dual Apps feature allows you to operate two WhatsApp or other software at the same time, using different accounts. This means, you can keep one account for business and another for personal use.

Flipkart is currently offering a Flat Rs 1000 off on this phone. Redmi note 4 is exclusively available at Just Rs 11,999.

3. Moto G-5 Plus

Best Smartphone under Rs 15000

This phone features a powerful 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC combined Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with a unique, 5.2 inch touch-screen.

The Moto G-5 Plus is armed with a 12MP primary camera with dual auto focus pixels and 5MP front camera, color balancing dual LED flash, 8x digital zoom for photos, 4x for video, drag to focus exposure.

 It incorporates a 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB. Other features of the Moto G-5 Plus include metal body with finger-print reader.

 It packs a powerful Android v7 Nougat operating system | Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor (2GHz) with Adreno 506 GPU. The Moto G-5 Plus is powered by a 3000mAH lithium-ion battery

4. Mi Max 2

best display phone under 15000

The Mi Max-2 incorporates a12MP primary camera with f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and 5MP front facing camera.

The best feature of the Mi Max-2 however is its 16.35 centimeters (6.44-inch) IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 342 ppi pixel density and 16M color support.

 This smart phone is powered by the Android v7.1.1 Nougat with Miui 8 operating system with 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Cortex-A53 octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU.

It comes with a  4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB and dual SIM (micro+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G). It has a rather powerful 5300mAH lithium-polymer battery.

This huge battery helps Mi max 2 rank as the best battery phome under 15000.

5. Samsung Galaxy J-7 Prime

best samsung phone under 15000

This is one of the best phones manufactured by the popular brand, Samsung. The Galaxy J-7 Prime is equipped with a 5.5inch PLS TFT capacitive touch screen offering a 16M colors display.

 This smart phone is powered with a 1.6GHz octa-core, Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 Processor. The Galaxy J-7 Prime incorporates a rear camera of 13 MP, front camera of 8 MP, LED Flash, offering features including autofocus, voice capture, face beauty, HDR, scene modes, smile detection, face detection and much more.

This phone packs a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory expandable up to a whopping 256GB with micro SD card. It operates on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Galaxy J-7 Prime is powered by a 3,300mAH non-removable battery.

6. Honor 6X

best camera phone under 15000

Honor 6X is also a great phone for those who love photography and selfies. It comes with a 12MP+2MP dual lens primary camera with auto focus camera, FF camera and 8MP front facing camera with PDAF Focusing.

This smart phone has a  5.5-inchLCD LTPS/a-si capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 403 ppi pixel density and 16M color support. The Honor 6X is powered with an Android EMUI4.1 v 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with 2.1GHz + 1.7GHz Kirin 655 octa core processor.

 It incorporates a 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB. The Honor 6X packs a 3340mAH lithium-polymer battery providing talk-time of 23 hours and standby time of 650 hours With 5V/2A fast charging technology.

7. Nokia 6

nokia 6 best phone under 15000

The all new Nokia-6 comes with a superb 16MP PDAF primary camera and 8MP AF front facing camera.

It has a 5.5 inch touch screen with  FHD display offering 1920×1080 pixels resolution. Powered by Android v7.1.1 Nougat OS with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa core processor, the Nokia 6 is indeed a great, powerful phone.

It comes with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory and dual-standby (4G+4G) with Micro SD card hybrid support. The powerful 3000mAH lithium-ion battery allows for longer talk time and data usage.

Other excellent features include fingerprint scanner, all-metal unibody and NFC enabled, dual speakers with dedicated amplifier and Dolby Digital Sound.

8. Samsung Galaxy On8

Yet another excellent smart phone from the Samsung line-up, the Galaxy On8 features a 13MP primary camera and 5MP front facing camera. It comes with a 5.5-inch capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.

 It offers Full HD with sAMOLED display. The Galaxy On8 is powered by Android v6.0 Marshmallow operating system with 1.6GHz S5E7580 Exynos 7580 octa core processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB and dual SIM (micro+micro) dual-standby (4G+4G). 3300mAH lithium-ion battery.

9. LG Q-6

For the price, the LG Q-6 is a fairly great smart phone to buy. It comes with a 5.5 inch touch screen. The LG Q-6 is powered by 3GB RAM and 32GB storage expandable to 128GB through a  micro SD card.

Other specifications include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB-OTG, FM radio, and 4G VoLTE. The Q6 however does not offer direct video call option. LG Q-6 uses the Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

10. Coolpad Cool Play-6

The Coolpad Cool Play-6 is an excellent smart phone for selfie aficionados. It has a primary camera of 13+13MP primary camera with auto focus, flash, digital zoom, HD video recording, fixed focus and 8MP front facing camera.

The phone comes with a wonderful 13.97 centimeters (5.5-inch) capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 403 ppi pixel density.

This smart phone is powered by the Android v7.1 Nougat operating system with 1.95GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 MSM8976SG octa core processor. It offers a 6GB RAM, 64GB.

Let me tell you that this is the only phone under the price range of Rs 15000 that comes with 6Gb ram. So, If you do a lot of multi-tasking then this phone is for you. Go for it.

Coolpad cool Play-6 is one of the best phone under 15000 even though it is placed at the bottom of this list.

So, these are the 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 15,000 that you can buy today.

Do tell us your favorite Phone from this list in the comments section below.

10 Best Laptops Under 30000 in India

Are you are planning to purchase a laptop Under 30000?

This can be the most difficult task that you might face considering the choices you get while buying the best laptop. You must always carefully select the laptops under your budget.

The rise of budget Smartphones and their ability to adapt for multitasking and being multi-purposeful might have given an impression that laptops have become the talk of the past. However, even though there are a lot of things a phone can do, a laptop is always going to have a special place in our hearts.

It’s hard to deny that today laptops have become just as big of a necessity as a Smartphone in all our lives irrespective of one’s age or profession.

It doesn’t matter if you are just going to use it for basic writing, editing or maybe you are a hardcore gamer, laptops are always going to be the front-runners in this extraordinary league that they have created for themselves.

But hey! Time and again, laptops haven’t stopped impressing us with their latest features and specifications, so we can all agree that laptops deserve the glory that it often. So now that you know how big of a role and impact laptops have on our lives and you know you want it too,

Few things to remember before Buying Laptops Under 30000

  • First of all, before purchasing a best laptop, you need to take the Brand, Portability, Specifications and Battery life into consideration.
  • Next, you need to determine how much you are ready to spend on the laptop. The more you spend, better the laptop in terms of its performance.
  • Also, you need to decide on the operating system of your liking. You can choose from Windows/ chrome os or Mac os.
  • Now, you need to envision on how you are going to use the laptop. This is very important to determine because then you know what kind of specifications will suit your purpose the most.
  • Do not undermine the importance of a good storage capacity in a laptop. You need to carefully select your laptop keeping the RAM it’s offering in mind.
  • If you store most of your work in your laptop then, a good storage and an expandable limit will definitely come in handy.
  • Considering the size and the weight of the laptop is equally important. If you are a college or you carry around your laptop most often then, buying a laptop that is smaller in size and light weight is recommended.
  • Also if you do not move you your laptop around much or you are a hardcore gamer, then a laptop with a great hardware might sacrifice on the weight of the laptop, which should be a matter of concern to you.
  • Hey! Never forget a laptop with a good battery life will take you a long way.

So, now that you know about the basic things to consider while purchasing a best laptop, in no particular order below mentioned are the Best 10 laptops under Rs 30,000 in India according to us:

List of 10 Best Laptops Under 30000 Rs in India:

1. LENOVO IDEA PAD 100 i5

If you are looking for a LOW PRICE laptop that doesn’t sacrifice on much, then you have come to the right place.

Best Laptops Under 30000 : Lenovo Idea pad

Some features that make this laptop stand out are:

  • The latest windows 10 update has made it more user-friendly than ever
  • It’s compatible with Kensington mini saver cable locks
  • It’s thin, light and portable
  • It comes with Lenovo photo master 2.0 and has features like auto face swap and smart event sort to make organizing and optimizing the photos easier

Here are the key specifications of :

Processor5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor
Display39.62cm (15.6) HD 1366 x 768, 200 nits
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Webcam0.3M single microphone
Storage up to 128GB SSD
MemoryUp to 8GB DDR3L
ConnectivityWife 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 4.0
Audio1×1.5W speaker
Battery24 WHr battery

Pros:

  • It’s finger print resistant
  • Has a classy design
  • Keyboard is very responsive

Cons:

  • No 802-11ac wifi
  • Tends to slow down with excess load
  • The touch pad is quite outdated

2. MICROMAX ALPHA L1351 i3 5th gen Grey

Micromax Alpha L1351 is another good laptop with some extraordinary features at this price point.

micromax-alpha-notebook

Some features that make this laptop stand out are:

  • Pre installed windows 10 at this price point makes the user experience great
  • Great for gaming
  • Dual speakers are a great addition

Here are the key specifications of :

Processor5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor
Display15.6-inch (1366 x 768 pixels)
Operating SystemWindows 10 OS
Webcam1 MP Resolution
Storage500GB HDD (expandable up to 1TB)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB    2.0, 2 X USB 3.0, HDMI Port, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet port
Battery4-cell battery

Pros:

  • Come with latest windows 10
  • The storage is quite impressive

Cons:

  • Short battery life
  • Only one color is available

3. DELL INSPIRON 3558 i3 5th gen 1 TB

Dell-Insprion-3558

Some features that make this laptop Standout are:

  • Great sound quality provided by MAXX Waves audio® technology
  • It’s quite slim
  • Strong and well build that will keep the insides protected
  • Heat resistant

Here are the key specifications of this laptop:

ProcessorCore i3 5th Gen
Display15.6 inches (39.62 cm)1366 x 768 pixels
Operating SystemUbuntu
Webcam720
Storage1 TB HDD
ConnectivityWireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth Version: 4.0
Battery4 Cell

Pros:

  • The CPU and GPU performance is quite good
  • The keyboard is very impressive

Cons:

  • The display screen is quite glossy
  • The speaker is quite average

4. ASUS(X541U-DM846D) 15.6-INCH

asus-X541UA

Some features that make this laptop standout are:

  • One can get great multimedia experience
  • Has audio wizard –optimized tunin
  • It has an ASUS eye care mode that reduces the blue light levels by 33% and makes reading more comfortable

 Here are the key specifications of :

ProcessorCore i3 6th Gen
Display15.6 inches (39.62 cm)1366 x 768 pixels
Operating SystemDOS
WebcamHD 720p
Storage1 TB HDD
Memory4 GB
ConnectivityWireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth Version: 4.0
BatteryLi-Ion3 Cell

Pros:

  • Excellent battery life
  • Great speakers

Cons:

  • Limited USB ports
  • Average keyboard and touchpad

5. HP (14 AR003TU) 6th Gen Intel Core i3

 HP 14 notebook

Some features that make this laptop standout are:

  • Great for everyday use
  • Great web cam
  • The HD LED display is great

Here are the key specifications of this laptop:

ProcessorCore i3 6th Gen
Display14.0 inches (35.56 cm)1366 x 768 pixels
Operating SystemDOS
Storage1 TB HDD
Memory4 GB
ConnectivityWireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth Version: 4.0
BatteryLi-Ion4 Cell

Pros:

  • Good battery life
  • Great built

Cons:

  • The weight of the laptop can be a problem for a few
  • The microphone quality is very poor

6. ACER ASPIRE E5 – 572)

Acer E5 572G Notebook

Some features that make this laptop standout are:

  • Great storage for the price point
  • Long battery life
  • Gives a great gaming experience

Here are the key specifications of Acer Aspie E5:

ProcessorIntel® Core™ processor I 3-3217U
Display15.6 inchesHD LED Display
Operating SystemWindows 8
Storage500GB HARD DRIVE
Memory4GB
ConnectivityWireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth Version: 4.0
Battery4 cell 3560 mAh

Pros:

  • Amazing battery backup
  • The keyboard is quite compact which makes it quite easy to use

Cons:

  • Finger print marks
  • The viewing angle on the screen is not that great

7. LENOVO (G5-80 80E502Q3IH) INTEL Core i3

lenovo i3 5th gen

Some features that make this laptop stand out are:

  • The beautiful design definitely turns a few heads
  • VGA access and configuration at the given price point is great

Here are the key specifications of Lenovo G5-80 :

ProcessorIntel Core i3 (5th Generation)
Display15.6inches1366 x 768 resolution
Operating SystemDOS
Storage1 TB
Memory4GB RAM
Connectivity·       Wi-Fi·        Bluetooth 4.0
Battery4 cell

Pros:

  • Battery backup is quite good
  • This laptop is worth the price

Cons:

  • Poor build quality
  • Very heavy body

8. HP BE016TU

Hp15

Some features that make this laptop standout are:

  • The turbo silver color variant that its available in looks quite sleek and unique
  • HP True Vision HD webcam with low light technology and single digital microphone  is a great addition to this amazingly affordable package

Here are the key specifications of this laptop

ProcessorIntel Core i3 (6th Generation)
DisplayLED 1366X768
Operating SystemDOS
Storage1TB
Memory4 GB
Connectivitywireless lan : 802.11 b/g/n
Battery4 CellLi-Ion

Pros:

  • The body is quite sleek
  • Have great specifications

Cons:

  • The company hasn’t brought any great new features to the market

9. HP PAVILLION 11-AB005TU 2-IN-1

Hp pavilion

 Some features that make this laptop stand out are:

  • It’s very portable
  • Even though it’s quite small in size, it can be easily connected to a wired network anywhere, anytime

Here are the key specifications of this laptop

ProcessorIntel Pentium quad core N3710
DisplayLED 1366X768
Operating SystemDOS
Storage500GB
Memory4GB
Connectivitywireless lan : 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Battery3 Cell li lion

Pros:

  • Great cam quality
  • It’s great for college students

Cons:

  • The type C USB port is missing
  • Its specifications are quite average

10. DELL LATITUDE 3460 NOTEBOOK

dell latitude

 Some features that make this laptop stand out are:

  • Great battery life which is a deciding factor while purchasing for many
  • Supported by a great brand name

Here are the key specifications of this laptop

ProcessorIntel Pentium quad core N3710
DisplayLED 1366X768
Operating SystemDOS
Storage500GB
Memory4GB
Connectivitywireless lan : 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Battery3 Cell  Li-Ion

Pros:

  • Great audio quality
  • Good keyboard

Cons:

  • Poor Display
  • Very heavy to carry

We’ve compiled a list of 10 best laptops under Rs 30,000 in India with prices, specification, better processor details, which will help you to take a correct decision for buying the best laptop. Our dear reader, you can share it with your friends as it will help your friends too.