Top 10 Best Earphones Under 1000

Everyone loves listening Music. And Most of us listen to music via Earphones on our smartphones. So having a good pair of earphones is a must…

Sadly, most of the good earphones are expensive.

But wait….

There are some great earphones which can be purchased for Rs 1000 or below that can enhance the way you hear the music. Finding a good pair of headphones that are budget friendly can be quite a task.

There are a lot of brands that claim to be good, durable and reasonable but are not really up to the mark. To ease out your confusion and help you decide better and not to burn a hole in your pocket here is a list of the 9 best Earphones under 1000 Rs.

We have prepared a list which features only the best earphone that is available in the market.

 List of Top 9 Best Earphones Under 1000

1)BRAINWAVZ OMEGA

brainwavz-omega - Best earphones under 1000 Rs

It’s all the about the bass! Brainwavz is famous for making budget audio products. They have always offered products of excellent value.

Their latest product to join the list is Brainwavz Omega. If you are someone who prefers music tight and high on bass this is the product for you.

It’s a grab with good sound, a good comfort level at a pocket-friendly price. is known for making budget audio products.

The Brainwavz Omega is a wired earphone that possesses a 3.5 mm connection pin with a frequency range of 20 to 20,000Hz. The sensitivity in this earphone is rated at 98dB. This earphone is compatible with most of the budget smartphones out there in the market.

Thus, Brainwavz Omega is the best earphones under 1000 Rs.

2)SENNHEISER CX213

sennheiser cx213

The Sennheiser CX 213 produces a powerful bass driven stereo sound. This earphone is usually utilized for CD and Mp3 players and portable gaming devices. They offer an excellent undisturbed listening experience. These earphones have an amazing sound clarity,  balanced sound, and great treble.

The Sennheiser CX 213 possesses a 3.5mm connection pin. The frequency ranges from 20Hz to 20,000Hz with a sensitivity rate of 100 db. This earphone is the most popular earphone under the price of Rs 1000.

These Earphones are available at price of Rs 999 at Flipkart.

3)AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-CKL203

The Audio Technica ATH-CKL203 earphones are simple, stylish and deliver great sound. This product is a good choice for consumers looking for high-end sound at a reasonable price.

It has a frequency range of 20Hz to 20,000Hz with 100 dB sensitivity rate and a 3.5 mm pin. It is priced at Just Rs 950 and is available at Amazon.

4)SENNHEISER CX 180

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The Sennheiser CX 180 is one of the most successful model of Sennheiser that has been sold in huge volumes. This product is an in-car canal-phone styled headset. It is light and comfortable sold at a very reasonable price.

The specifications are not any different than the others. A frequency range of 20Hz to 20,000Hz with a connection pin of 3.5mm and sensitivity rate of 100 DB.

5)ALTEC LANSING MZX147

The Altec Lansing MZX147 is a pair of good in ear headphones that are reasonably priced. The audio balance provided is excellent. Although the frequency range is distributed well the bass is slightly subdued. This product is recommended by a lot of people.

The frequency ranges from 20Hz to 20,000Hz with a connection type of 3.5mm and sensitivity rate of 100 db.

6) EVIDSON AUDIOWEAR R5

Evidson Audio Wear earphones

The Evidson Audiowear R5 are built in ear headphones and has a great audio performance. They are light and have a very comfortable fit. They have a great bass performance and good sound clarity and are reasonably priced.

These set of earphones possess a 3.5mm pin. The frequency ranges from 20Hz to 20,000Hz with a sensitivity rate of 100 db.

7) PHILIPS SHQ 1200

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Philips SHQ 1200 are lightweight,  durable and great for sports earphones. Reviews suggest they never come out while working out. Philips delivers a crystal clear sound with an amazing bass and fits perfectly in your ears. It is the most reasonable earphone in this category.

This earphone from the brand Phillips is the most popular earphone under the price of Rs 1000.

It is the most reasonable earphone in this category. This earphone from the brand Phillips is the most popular earphone under the price of Rs 1000.

These wired headphones have a 3.5mm connection pin with a frequency rate ranging from 20Hz to 20,000Hz and a sensitivity rate of 100 DB.

8) PHILIPS SHE 3200

Philips-SHE3200-Headset

Philips never fails to deliver a good headphone at a reasonable price with the Philips She 3200 being another example. The sound quality and the bass is simply amazing. It is yet again lightweight and durable and very comfortable.

The Philips She 3200 is a wired headphone with a 3.5mm connection pin. The frequency rate ranges from 8Hz to 24, 000Hz. The sensitivity rate is 100 db.

9) SoundMagic PL11-RD   

The SoundMagic PL11-RD is a canal-phone styled and wired in ear headphone. Delivered with plenty of bass with a nice and crisp treble. Although the clarity is average it allows you to hear a good amount of background detail in the song tracks.

Similarly loaded with a 3.5mm connection pin with a frequency rate ranging from 20Hz to 20,000Hz and with the sensitivity rate of 100 db. It is the best bass earphones under 1000.

So these are the best earphones under 1000 Rs that you can buy online.

If you have any suggestion then share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Things you need to know about New Iphone: IPhone 8, Iphone 8 plus and iPhone X

On September 12, 2017 the wait was finally over when apple announced the glorious line up of the latest iPhone series.

This time around they have completely skipped over the whole ’s’ series. In fact, Not only did they announce the highly anticipated iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus but surprisingly enough they graced us with the rumoured iPhone X.

Even though the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus are quite similar to the iPhone ‘X’, it’s undeniable that the iPhone X is in a league of its own.

From the last 10 years, the efforts that they have put in to this can be clearly seen with these additions to the iPhone family.

iPhone 8 and 8 plus will be launched on September 29, 2017. It is priced at Rs 64,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 77,000 for 256GB storage Whereas the iPhone 8 plus is priced at Rs 73,000 for 64GB storage and Rs 86,000 for the 256 GB  variant.

 iPhone X will be launched on November 3, 2017and is priced at Rs 89,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 102,000 for the 256GB version.

iphone8 Features and Price in India

Iphone 8

iphone8-plus specifications and price in India

Iphone 8 Plus

Detailed Features Of The New Iphones:

Specifications
IPhone 8
IPhone 8 plus
IPhone X
RAM
2 GB RAM
3GB RAM
3GB RAM
DISPLAY
4.7-inch LCD with 1334 x 750 resolution at 326 ppi and 625 cd/m2 max brightness
5.5-inch LCD with 1920 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi
5.8-inch OLED True Tone with 2436 x 1125 resolution at 458 ppi, 625cd/m2 brightness
Processor
six-core A11 Bionic chip
six-core A11 Bionic chip
six-core A11 Bionic chip
Operating system
iOS 11

iOS 11

iOS 11
BATTTERY
14 hours talk time with 12 hours of internet use and  13 hours video playback up to 40 hours of audio playback21 hours talk time with 13 hours of internet use and 14 hours video playback up to 60 hours of audio playback21 hours talk time with 12 hours of internet use and 13 hours video playback up to 60 hours of audio playback
Weight
148g
188g
174g
Size
138.4mm x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
158.4mm x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
143.6mm x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
CAMERA
Front- 7mp
Rare-12mp
Front- 7mp
Rare- 12mp
Front- 7mp
Rare- 12mp
Storage
64GB and 256GB variants are available
64GB and 256GB variants are available
64GB and 256GB variants are available
Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.0,
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0,Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/acBluetooth 5.0,Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Key Features of The New Iphones: Iphone 8, Iphone 8 Plus and Iphone X

After the announcement of Apple iphone X new Unlock feature, People are worried about the face id feature. They are not sure if it will work with the Sunglasses or makeup look.

But the company has reassured everyone that the face color isn’t scanned while the facial features and actual 3d modelling is very accurate. With this feature you can do animojis i.e. animate your own emoji’s using your face.

How cool is that?

However, the Face id will only work with one face. So you are not going to able to add someone else’s identity to your phone.

This year’s iPhone line up will support FLAC audio codec. Siri on iphone x hides the home indicator as soon as she becomes activated

Appearance wise all the three Iphones are strikingly similar. Iphone x is very close in size with iphone 8 whereas the 8 plus doesn’t even fit in the palm of the hand very easily. The type of glass used in the front and back is the same in all the three.

They all use IP67 water resistance. Both are splash resistant but don’t jump into the sea an expect them to survive

The durability of these phones is quite good

Before you go all in with the latest iPhone there are a few things to consider!

Apple care has increased in this year’s iPhone.

Also, fast charging won’t work without the charger. That’s right you will have to buy a separate power adapter. You will also need to buy an additional cable in order to use that adapter because the one that comes with the phone is USB A2 lightning and you need a USB c lightning

All the iPhone this year are thicker than last years. IPhone 8 plus is 0.2 mm thicker than 7 plus and IPhone 8 is 0.2mm thicker than 7. This could be either to accommodate a bigger battery or due to the glass casing. IPhone X is the thickest of the bunch.

 One handed operations has become more difficult thanks to its huge size. Battery percent can only be seen on the control panel because of the limited space in the status bar

In iPhone x the video, pictures, games will be cropped ruining almost every visual experience.

The 8 and 8 plus have 2nd generation touch id same as the 7 and 7 plus and this is extremely fast and quite convenient when compared to the face id. You wouldn’t have to look at your phone every single time you want to unlock it unlike with the iPhone X

Even though the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X has its pros and cons, we cannot deny the premium experience that these phones can provide you.

After all, an iPhone is an iPhone!

Great Valentine Day Gift Ideas 2019

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated across the world on February 14, 2018. This day is considered as a festival of sorts: it cuts across all national and religious frontiers and is celebrated by people of every age.

The day is marked by couples exchanging anything from greetings to roses or gifts. Millions of people get married on February 14 every year, as will be evident from records of civil courts and other authorities worldwide.

More Valentine Day Facts

According to the popular educational website, history.com, over 150 million Valentine’s Day greeting cards are exchanged on or before February 14, making it the second largest card-sending festival after Christmas.

According to the National Retail Federation, only about 55 percent of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day, but those who do will shell out an average of $146.84, up to a few bucks from last year’s average of US$ 142.31,” states Time magazine.

The report pegs Valentine’s Day spending in America alone at about US$ 20 billion. The money is spent on cards, gifts, and Valentine’s Day dinners, among others.

Understanding Valentine’s Day Gifts

Giving gifts is an interesting topic that has been the study of psychologists worldwide. Gifts- regardless of their monetary value- are an indication of love, affection and loyalty towards a person.

Gifts are a token of appreciation- whether it is your employee, child, spouse, lover or some institution. Gifts develop a sense of belonging between the giver and receiver. Valentine’s Day hence ranks among the most popular seasons when people give gifts- generally to a spouse or beloved.

Since Valentine’s Day celebrates affection for someone special in your life, we list some excellent and unique gift ideas that you may consider for 2018.

Valentine Week – Valentine Day List:

Beginning February 7 every year, the Valentine Week is observed, which culminates on February 14. You can send gifts on any of these days too, to impress your beloved. Here is what various days of the Valentine Week signify.

  • February 7: Rose Day.
  • February 8: Propose Day.
  • February 9: Chocolate Day.
  • February 10: Teddy Day.
  • February 11: Promise Day.
  • February 12: Kiss Day.
  • February 13: Hugs Day.
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day

Great Valentine Day Gifts 2018

Thanks to online stores like Amazon, eBay and scores of others, it is now possible for you to send a Valentine’s Day gift that fits your budget. Further, it can be delivered anywhere in the country or abroad. Here are Valentine’s Day gift ideas we recommend.

1. Shining Memory Personalized Lamp

valentine day gift ideas for couple

Available online from Ferns & Petals, the Shining Memory Personalized Lamp is affordably priced and makes a very memorable gift. You can personalize the lamp by having a picture of your beloved or both of you printed. This bottle-shaped lamp displays the picture when lit or switched off.

2. Unique Message in a Bottle

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Very affordably priced and also available at Ferns & Petals online, the Unique Message in a Bottle is perfect for those who wish to delight their beloved with a very special message on Valentine’s Day. The seven-inch tall bottle is aptly decorated to signify love and will carry your message on a card placed within.

3. Propose Wall Clock

Featuring the typical posture of a man kneeling before his beloved, the Propose Wall Clock is indeed ideal for those who wish to declare their affection on Valentine’s Day. Very affordably priced, the wall clock will serve as a reminder for couples of that special time, round the year.

This Propose clock is the best valentine day gift for the couple and can be Purchase at a discounted price from Bookmyflowers.

4. Efinito Romantic Love Couple

valentine gifts for couple

This beautifully crafted silver-coloured poly-resin fibre statue depicts a romantic couple. Available at Amazon, this affordably priced Valentine’s Day gift is suited for him and her. Intricate designs and a heart symbol that speaks of love make it an ideal gift to celebrate the day.

5. Touch India Walking Romantic Couple

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Another very affordably priced Valentine’s Day gift available online from Amazon is the Touch India Walking Romantic Couple. The figurine depicts a man and woman leaning over one another while sharing an umbrella. This gift is also ideal for her or him.

6. Touch India Couple on Moon

valentine day gift for Wife & Husband

The multicolour statue depicting a couple seated on the crescent moon is available on Amazon and rather affordably priced. It makes an ideal showpiece and can be gifted to him or her. This statue carries hues of silver, white, black and red, among other colours and will catch the attention of anyone at first sight.

7. Tied ribbons Sipper, Key-Ring Combo

Valentine day gift Ideas

This sipper and key-ring combo pack are available online from Flipkart. The sipper and key-ing depict a caricature of a boy and girl holding hands and carries the legend ‘Happy Valentine’s Day.’ This gift again can be given to her or him and has great utility value since both the items can be used daily.

8. Awesome Dad, Awesome Mom Cushion Set

For children who wish to greet their parents on Valentine’s Day, Flipkart has the perfect gift in the form of Awesome Dad, Awesome Mom set of two cushions. Since lots of couples mark their wedding anniversary on February 14, this is a perfect gift to also mark that special occasion of your parents.

9. Tied ribbons Super Girlfriend/ Super Boyfriend Mugs

valentine day gifts for boyfriend

Also available at Flipkart, the Super Girlfriend, Super Boyfriend mugs combo pack is great for youngsters. Very affordably priced, the wording on these mugs are sure to make your beloved feel very special on Valentine’s Day 2018.

10. Couple Mini T-Shirts

Couple Mini T-Shirts available at ShopClues is sure to delight anyone. They are made of high-quality material and carry the legend ‘Mr. Right’ and ‘Mrs. Always Right’. Of course, these T-shirts are meant as gifts and not for wearing. Yet, they amply highlight the affection between couples.

Selecting Right Valentine’s Day Gift

Understandably, lots of factors come into play while selecting the right gift on Valentine’s Day for that special person in your life. As mentioned earlier, scores of online stores operating worldwide have made it easier to select and surprise your beloved with something they will cherish.

Budgets, of course, play a major role in deciding the type of gift you can buy. Look for discount coupons that give you between five and 50 percent off on your online shopping. This way, you save money and also ensure the best possible gift reaches your beloved.

If your beloved loves readymade garments, a wide selection is available online at Myntra and other websites. Online shopping also offers you the advantage of combining a greeting card with your gift or simply sending a free message along with the article.

Finally

Remember, Valentine Day gifts need not be expensive. Of course, everyone wants to impress that special person but often monetary constraints prevent us from sending a choice gift. As explained earlier, any gift is an expression of love. Should you be strapped for funds, a simple greeting card will also suffice.

Also, remember to place your order well in time for Valentine’s Day. This is because online stores generally experience a flood of shoppers and hence, their delivery systems can get overstretched.

Generally, inexpensive gifts such as a small bar of chocolates, single red rose or even a hand-made greeting card will suffice as a gift during the Valentine Week and Valentine’ Day. Hence, there is no dearth of ideas on what you can do to highlight your affection for that special one on Valentine’s Day.

7 Best Power Banks Under Rs 1000 in India

Not all Smartphones are built equally! But one common and most important feature is undeniably its battery. Even the most expensive phone is of no worth if it’s dead.

What if your phone dies out of battery when you need it the most?

What if you are in the middle of nowhere and there is no source of electricity to charge your phone?

What if you miss important social media posts Because of Low Battery?

One Simple Solution to all your above queries is POWER BANK.

Well, this is when your Power bank would come to your rescue and revive your phone!

Believe it or not, power banks are the best accessory to your phone.

It doesn’t matter if you have a budget smartphone or any mid range phone under Rs 10,000.

A power bank is a must for all the Smartphone Users.

Believe me, You get a lot of options to choose from while buying a power bank.

And if you are on budget, the choice is going to be harder.

But, you have nothing to worry about!

We have selected a few power banks that will give a great battery backup and performance at a very affordable price.

List of best Power banks Under 1000 Rs in India:

1. Lenovo Power Bank PA10400

best power bank under 1000

If you want a light weight power bank at a cheap price and great output then this power bank is your match made in heaven. It has a rectangular plastic body and is compatible with all mobile devices.

Key specifications:

  • It comes with Li-ion battery with 10400 mAhAC Adaptor
  • It has a USB 2.0Output for connectivity and has 2 ports for it
  • It take up to 5 hours to fully charge
  • It requires a power Input of 5 V, 2 And gives an Output of 5 V, 2.1 A

Best features:

  • It has an over current protection
  • It has a great battery capacity of up to 10400mAh
  • It has an over discharge protection
  • It comes with a warranty period of 1 year
  • It has LED indicators that help prevent over charging
  • It comes with two auto sensing ports

Pros:

  • Given the price, the built quality is quite commendable
  • You can charge two devices at a time with its dual outlets
  • Charges very quickly in comparison to its competitions
  • The battery backup is worth every penny
  • The LED indicator comes in handy

Cons:

  • It’s quite heavy probably due to its huge battery
  • The body Tends to get dirty very easily

Price:  It is available at a price of Rs 819 at Amazon

2.  PNY Power Bank – AK10K

PNY AK10K 10000mAH Power Bank (White) power bank under Rs 1000

This power bank is quite sleek in terms of its design making it perfect to take it outside for any occasion. Its comes in black and gold colour variants.

Key specifications:

  • It comes with Li-ion battery with 10000 mAhAC Adaptor
  • It has a USB 2.0Output for connectivity and has 2 ports for it
  • It requires a power Input of 5 V, 1.5 A And gives an Output of 5 V, 2.1 A

Best features:

  • Its fast charging
  • Has an overcharge protection
  • Has LED indicators
  • Even has over current protection and short circuit protection
  • Comes with a one year warranty

Pros:

  • Has a built in LED torch
  • Its single cable can be used for both input and output
  • It’s Very easy to spot the battery status in this power bank

Cons:

  • Service centres are not easily available in India
  • It is quite difficult to comfortably hold it due to its heavy body

Price:  It is available at a price of Rs 699 at Amazon

3.  Intex Powerbank-ITPB11K

Buy Intex IT-PB11K 11000mAH Power Bank (White) at Rs 749

If you want a pocket friendly power bank with great output, this is the power bank for you. This power bank has had great reviews from thousands of customers.

It’s probably the magic of its 3 USB ports paired with its great battery backup.

Key specifications:

  • It comes with Lithium-ion battery with 11000 mAhAC Adaptor
  • It has 3 USB ports
  • It requires a power Input of 5 V, 2.1 A And gives an Output of 5 V, 1 A and the other two ports give an output of  5v/2.1A

Best features:

  • Available in multiple colours.
  • The LED indicators and powers buttons work great.
  • Has an LED torch.
  • Charges mobile devices very quickly.

Pros:

  • The battery output given at such a low price point is great.
  • It has 3 USB ports unlike most of its competitors who have only 2 ports.
  • Gives a great battery backup
  • Its body is very durable.

Cons:

  • Different price points for different colour variants

Price: It is available at a price of Rs 719 at Amazon

4. Ambrane Power Bank P-1111

Ambrane P-1111 10000mAH Power Bank

This power bank has a beautiful elongated octagonal shape and weighs only 300 Gms, making it the perfect travel partner.

Key specifications:

  • It comes with Li-ion battery with 10000 mAhAC Adaptor
  • It has a USB 2.0Output for connectivity and has 2 ports for it
  • It requires a power Input of 5 V, 1 A And gives an Output of 5 V, 2A
  • Its charging time is 13 hours

Best features:

  • The LED indicators come in handy
  • Has short circuit as well as an overcharge protection
  • Doesn’t overheat

Pros:

  • Has a standby charge capacity of up to one month
  • Comes with a warranty of one year
  • It’s made in India

Cons:

  • the charging cable it comes with, is quite short
  • you can’t charge it with other charging cables
  • The performance decreases over time.

Price: It is available at a price of Rs 649 at Amazon

5.  Syska Power Bank – Economy 100

Syska Economy 100 10000mAH Power Bank

If you didn’t know already, the brand Syska famously known for their LED bulbs have now started to manufacture mobile accessories too.

Even though this power bank is comparatively new to the market, it’s already making quite an impression on consumers.

Key specifications:

  • It comes with BIS certifiedLi-ion battery with 10000 mAhAC Adaptor
  • It has a USB 2.0Output for connectivity and has 2 ports for it
  • It requires a power Input of 5 V, 1 A And gives an Output of 5 V, 2.1A

Best features:

  • You can check the power by simply shaking the power bank
  • Has two USB ports for efficiency

Pros:

  • Multiple devices can be charged at the same time
  • Very easy to hold

Cons:

  • Checking the battery percentage is quite difficult
  • Doesn’t charge very quickly

Price: It is available at Rs 749 at Flipkart

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6. Mi 10000mAH Power Bank 2

Mi 10000mAH Power Bank 2

The Brand Mi needs no introduction in India. This Mi Power Bank is one of the best power bank under 1000 Rs in India.  Even though it’s thicker than its previous models, this power bank is quite compact. It’s quite light weight, as it weighs only 228 gms.

Key specifications:

  • It comes with Li-ion battery with 10000 mAhAC Adaptor
  • It has 2 USB ports
  • It take up to 4 hours to fully charge
  • It requires a power Input of 5 V, 2A And gives an Output of 5.1V, 2.4 A

Best features:

  • Comes with lithium polymer batteries.
  • Highly optimized in terms of charging and discharging.
  • Unlike other power banks available at this price range, the outer body is made of anodized aluminium with an ergonomic arc design.

Pros:

  • Comes in beautiful colours that gives it a premium look
  • Easy to handle

Cons:

  • Not very easily available in the market

Price: It is available at Rs 999 at Amazon​

7. Lapguard Sailing-1530

Lapguard Sailing-1530 10400mAH...

The last power bank to feature in this list of best power bank under 1000 is lapguard sailing -1530. This is yet another handy power bank that is Made in India.

Key specifications:

  • It comes with Li-ion battery with 15000 mAhAC Adaptor
  • It has 3 USB ports
  • Weighs only 270 gms
  • It requires a power Input of 5 V, 1.5A And gives an Output of 5V, 2.1A

 Best features:

  • Compatible with all mobile devices
  • It has over charge as well as an over current protection

Pros:

  • This power bank comes with 3 USB ports, letting you have multiple devices at a time.
  • Comes with a great price point
  • Great customer service ease its also made in India

Cons:

  • The LED light isn’t very powerful
  • Takes very long to fully charge

Price: It is available at Rs 700 at Amazon

o, These are the 7 best Power Banks Under 1000 Rs In India.

Now over to you,

You can decide the right power bank for you based on the features, battery capacity and portability of the above mentioned power banks.

Get one of these and go wherever you want and never worry about a dead phone ever again!

10 Best Amusement Parks in India

If you are planning a weekend outing, then what better than Amusement Parks.

The craze for amusement parks has only scaled upwards since the concept was first introduced in India. In fact, amusement parks have been a huge part of most our childhoods and it’s stills an escape from the busy hectic life for most of us.

But the demand for the best amusement parks in India has led to openings of many not-so-good amusement parks.

Believe it or not, the wrong amusement park can actually ruin the whole holiday experience. Since there are only a few good amusement parks out there.

We have taken the pleasure to carefully select the 10 best amusement parks here in India. These amusement parks are totally going to revamp your holidays!

Below is the List of 10 Best Amusement Parks in India.

1. Adlabs Imagica and Aqua Imagica Mumbai

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This is undoubtedly the Perfect gateway for all. Imagica is going to make you forget about the real world completely!

Right next to the Imagica Theme Park is the Mykonos-themed Imagica Water Park. With all the fun rides and experience that imagica offers it is indeed one of the best amusement park in India.

Major Attractions:

  • Imagica has “nitro” which is one of the largest roller coasters across whole of Asia.
  • Along with “nitro”, the 360 degree cinema dome, 4D stimulation rides, free fall and rolling scream machines are some of the other major attractions of this place.
  • At Imagica Theme Park, you will come across the in-house characters of Tubby – The Elephant, Roberto – The Star Chef, The Lost Astronaut, Mogambo of Mr. India fame and The Gingerbread Man and many more.
  • Imagica Snow Park is something you shouldn’t miss either.
  • Novotel Imagica another gem of imagica is a beautiful hotel that is going to make your experience even better.

Timings: 10:30AM–7PM

Location: 30/31, Pali-Khopoli Road, Taluka Khalapur, Mumbai – Pune Expressway, Sangadewadi, Maharashtra 410206

Cost Per Person: Rs 699- Rs 1499

2. Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

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This huge property spread across 2500 acres of land undeniably stands up to its glory. In fact, it has even been able to take up a place in the Guinness book of world records. so without any doubt Ramoji film city is one of the best theme park in India.

Major Attractions:

  • You can get amazing holiday packages to spend time with your family here
  • The amazing accommodations and beautiful ambience makes this place a perfect fantasy land for the newly weds
  • In fact, if you want a grand wedding, this is the perfect place to hold your wedding at!
  • Here, you will also find the Borasura’s horror house to give you that spooky thrill.
  • They even have a bird’s park filled with exotic birds and a butterfly park with many exotic species.
  • Here, you can enjoy the beautiful Kripalu Caves where you’ll learn a lot about the history of Kalinga Mardhan & Bodhisattva
  • Don’t worry, you won’t be deprived of adventure here.Sahas – Adventure Land  located here is filled with adventurous activities like Bungee ejection, Shooting, Archery, Terrain Vehicle [ATV] rides High Rope Courses, zorbing, etc.

Timings: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Location:Ramoji Film City Main Road, Anaspur Village, Hayathnagar Mandal, Hyderabad, Telangana 501512

Cost Per Person: Rs.1050- Rs.2349

3. Essel World –Mumbai

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Essel world has been a part many childhoods for a lot of years. And even today it doesn’t seem to be any less. Even today essel world attracts visitors from around the country and for all the right reasons.

Major Attractions:

  • Here you will find an array of rides for all the members of the family
  • Essel world has over 30 dry and wet rides for people of all age groups.
  • Some of its rides include YardTrain, Tilt-A-Wheel, Road Train, Highway Cars, etc.
  • Wet World is another recent addition in  Essel World comprising of Rain pool Splash pool and Croc pool Lazy River
  • Other than the amazingadventurous rides, essel world has a number of restaurants that are going to be an out of body experience for all you foodies.

Timings: 10:30 AM to 06:30 PM

Location: Gorai Island, Borivali (West) Mumbai – 400 091

Cost Per Person: Rs 399 – Rs 949

4. Wonderla–Bangalore

Wonderla holidays operates three amusement parks in three different cities in South India namely Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Wonderla is one of the best place to visit in Karnataka.

 Wonderla has become more than just an amusement park to its people. It has become a part of every celebration for its people. Wonderla is Ranked as the best amusement park in South India.

Major Attractions:

  • This amazing place has over 60 dry and water rides along with a huge pool for all you adventure lovers
  • Recoil and korneto are two huge attractions of this place
  • Other rides like Insanity, Boomerang, Maverick, Hara-kiri, Y-scream, and Twisters are no less when it comes to providing the best thrilling experience to the visitors.
  • If the amazing rides weren’t enough, you can even capture those amazing photos with Dig iPhoto!

Timings: 11am- 6pm

Location: 28th km, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109

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Cost Per Person: Rs. 890-Rs. 1,890

5. Queensland Theme Park – Chennai

QUEENSLAND best theme park in india

Even though this theme park is located in the outskirts of Chennai, its amazing services is what is keeping it going. And today it has become a great place of day out for many.

Major Attractions:

  • This theme park has over 50 rides for all age groups
  • Go Kart, Crazy horses .Himalayan Water Ride and Boating are activities that are  quite celebrated here
  • Apart from the crazy rides and activities, they also have have pools for you to rest in and enjoy the climate!

Location: Bangalore Trunk Road, Palanjur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Cost Per Person: Rs450-Rs550

6. Maniar Wonderland –Ahmedabad

Maniar-Wonderland

Ahmedabad isn’t necessarily known for its amusement parks. But maniar wonderland is definitely here to change that with its adventurous rides and snow centre.

Major Attractions:

  • Here you will find rides like bumpercars, wonder chairs, wobbly spinning ridesuitable for all age groups
  • It has even got a futuristic car ride that will blow blow your mind
  • Other than the dry and water rides, you can also find The 5D Cinema and Game Zone along with a break dance area here.
  • For children they have specifically designed areas like the play zone, and the fun house filled with activities that are definitely going to tire them up.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: 3 km from Karnavati Club & 1 km from Sarkhej Cross Road, B/h. Kiran MotoRs, Ahmedabad – 382 210.

Cost Per Person: Rs. 220 per adult and Rs. 180 per child

7. Funtasia Water Park –Patna

Funtasia-water-park-patna - Best amusement park in India

Fantasia being the first water park in Bihar has truly become the new hub for relaxation for many.

Major Attractions:

  • This amusement park has a total of 9 amazing water slides and rides
  • Along with a swimming pool its has a wave pool giving to the perfect beach ambience. It has a separate swimming pool just for the kids.
  • Other activities includes Spray guns, small slides, Elephant houses, etc
  • You can take a break from all the activities and relax in the restaurant or the coffee shop there.
  • If you want to hold some privatefuction,that’s well taken care of with its huge banquet hall.

Timings: 11 am- 6 pm

Location: Sampatchak-Parsa Road, Sampatchak, Patna, Bihar 804453

Cost Per Person: on weekdays- Rs350 and on weekends and public holidays- Rs450

8. AppuGhar–Gurgoan

AppuGhar–Gurgoan

The unique and adventurous ambiance of appughar has today made it a landmark in itself. It’s not only an adventure park but is also a well-built resort.

Major Attractions:

  • Along with the adventure activities, you can enjoy all the water bodies, the Aravalli Ranges and of course the infamous golf course.
  • The piggy ride and the helicopter ride in the amusement park are the two most famous attractions of this place
  • They are well equipped with activities that you can enjoy as families together as well as separate activities just kids and adults.
  • They have a trampoline just for older kids
  • Their family oriented activities include Zorbing, Aqua Zorbing, ATV Riding, Mechanical Bull Riding and 7D Cinema.
  • They even have Archery, Dirt Bike Riding and Paintball. How cool is that!

Timings: 10 am-9 pm

Location: Sector 29, Huda City Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Cost Per Person:  50-100 Entry to Happy Adventure Only. You will have to pay extra for all the other rides.

9. Adventure Island, New Delhi

Adventure Island,-New-Delhi

This land of adventure is one one the most convenient and rewarding amusement park in the country. In fact, it’s so close to the Rithala Metro station that you won’t even have to spend much on the travelling expenses.

Major Attractions:

  • The best part about this theme park is the fact that its well equipped with rides suitable for all age groups
  • Here you can  ride on thrill rides like Flip out ,Sidewinder and Z- force
  • Here you can enjoy water rides like H2O ,Aqua Bump, Splash Dunk, Splash-down too
  • Other great activities you will find here  are Twister, Space flying ,Boating, Dance in rain,etc

Timings: 12 PM to 9 PM

Location: Opposite Rithala Metro Station, Sector-10, Rohini, and New Delhi-110085

Cost Per Person: Rs 528

Dos and Don’ts after Gym Workout

Gym workouts have been the craziest thing on every guy’s mind. Workouts are always an additional plan to one’s schedule. One who starts practicing workouts eventually gets addicted to it and starts working out regularly.

In all the enthusiasm many youngsters start working out in a gym but due to incorrect ways or simple ignorance end up facing injuries or failing to achieve their desired goals. These are the most useful tips for gym practice.

These are the most useful tips for gym practice.

Here are the things that can help you to maximize your productivity during your work out in a gym. Following are some of the Dos and Don’ts after gym works out.

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Dos And Don’ts For Gym Workout

Those who are working out for years will definitely ask you to take help from an experienced trainer who can guide you I initial phase of your training.

This initial phase is very important as you are learning new things from someone who is well versed with it by practicing it for a very long time. If you learn something wrong initially, it is very difficult to unlearn.

Dos

  1. Make fitness plans before you start working out. You are more likely to fulfill them. Have short term goals for yourself on monthly basis.
  2. If you are putting a step into a workout or you are already there, you must follow them continuously. Regular workouts are must to maintain your body. Follow the routine come what may.
  3. Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes during exercise leaving behind all the fashion trends and looks as tight fitting clothes may restrict your body during exercise and you won’t be able to perform your best.
  4. Before hitting the gym, you can prefer having a cup of coffee but not in large amount. This is especially preferable in case you are planning to hit the gym empty stomach.
  5. Always carry a water bottle with you during gym hours and drink water even when you are not thirsty.
  6. Warm up before starting a workout is as necessary as cool down after workouts. The cool down is required to lower down your heart rate and relax the body of the stress of the workout. A warm-up can be done with a mild running on a treadmill.
  7. Before starting any exercise, consult your trainer if you are doing it the right way.
  8. Stretching and relaxing is an important part of workouts.
  9. Use good quality gym accessories while working out to enhance your performance.
Gym Workout

Don’ts

  1. First and the foremost thing to remember for gym workout is never skipped your meal. And never hit the gym empty stomach.
  2. Do not over do, that means if you are new to workouts, start slowly and gradually. Don’t jump up the stairs.
  3. Stretching must be done after a workout.
  4. Have a proper schedule of sleeping hours that may give an extra energy to your day and you can focus on exercise.
  5. Don’t stop immediately after hard workouts i.e. don’t stand still after vigorous workouts as it may lower down the blood flow to your heart and organs whereas pool down the blood to legs and feet.
  6. After your workouts don’t rush over heavy diets and meals.
  7. After workouts prefer consuming, Proteins and Carbohydrates. Proteins to repair tired muscles and Carbohydrates to replenish energy stores.
  8. Avoid using badly fitting shoes and low-quality gym accessories.
  9. If you are planning to buy some equipment, never buy used equipment and do not buy low-priced treadmills. Once these machines get out of work, they are just machines to occupy space. Click here to get amazing deals on Fitness Accessories and Machines.
  10. Never Give up.

These were the things we advise you to be careful with and during your workouts. If followed carefully, there are big things to go and if looked over these can interfere with your health.

Dos And Don’ts After Gym Workout helps you realize where you lack behind even after so much of hard work.

How do you like all these health freaks? If these actually helped, share your views through comments and be with us. Till then Stay healthy!

Top 10 Travel Websites in India

India is a vast country and its citizens love to travel. They travel for various reasons: business and leisure, pilgrimage or family visits. India ranks among topmost tourist destinations of the world. As a result, India is globally acclaimed for its very developed travel and tourism infrastructure. Backed by some amazing travel websites which ease the way we travel.

This covers airlines, hotels, sightseeing operators, car rental firms, bus and rail network and all other essential elements of travel.

The story by numbers

India’s tourism industry accounted for two percent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2015. The direct contribution of India’s travel trade to the national economy in 2015 was US$ 41.6 billion. This is expected to rise to 2.70 percent by 2025 with a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.9 percent.

Indian travel and tourism sector has the manpower of 25 million people. It accounts for 5.5 percent of the country’s total employment.

By 2025, the tourism industry will account for about 8.7 percent of all jobs in India and will consist of 38 million employees.

Over 4.19 million foreign tourists visited India in 2016, marking the increase of 8.9 percent over 2015. Indians rank among the biggest spenders on travel. By 2024, Indians traveling abroad will spend a combined US$ 2.6 billion, World Travel and Tourism Council states.

Good times ahead

These figures signify India’s travel trade is set for a boom. Indian travel majors rightly deserve accolades for their role. Innovative ideas and world-class service have distinguished Indian travel companies.

Individuals based in remote parts of India connect their PCs, laptop or smartphones with leading travel service providers. They offer tickets and other facilities to the large, unserved population of India.

List Of Top 10 Travel Websites in India:

1. Indian Railways Catering and Transport Corporation (IRCTC):

One of the oldest networks in the world, IRCTC leads India’s travel and tourism trade online.  Indian Railways operates some 14,000 passenger trains connecting remote parts of the country with major cities and business hubs.

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Rail travel in India is billed as cheapest in the world at less than US 10 cents per kilometer. IRCTC’s web portal attracts millions of customers daily.

It ranks among one of the busiest websites in the world. IRCTC offers four mobile-based apps for reservation of rail and air tickets, ordering meals for the journey, timetable and schedules and other tourism.

Indian Railways runs a customer loyalty program offering superb incentives to frequenters. IRCTC has tied up with major apps including Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) and SBI Buddy for travel services.

2. MakeMyTrip:

Established in the year 2000, MakeMyTrip is India’s oldest online travel agency. MakeMyTrip redefined the manner Indians made travel arrangements.

The website is very popular for booking all travel requirements from air tickets to sightseeing and accommodation, car rentals and events. MakeMyTrip offers highly discounted air fares 24×7.

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Customers can also avail spot discounts through innumerable coupons featured on the portal. MakeMyTrip is swift to incorporate price drops and pass on the benefit to customers. It is truly India’s first successful travel related venture online.

MakeMyTrip offers the ease of booking tickets anywhere, anytime through its eponymous mobile app.

You can get amazing discounts on your bookings using  MakeMyTrip coupons from Couponwaale.

3. Air Asia

Air Asia is a success story that would make all Indians proud. The airline, founded in Kuala Lumpur in 1993 had gone bankrupt. A former executive at Warner Music named Tony Fernandes bought it for a token price of one Malaysian Ringgit or about 30 US cents or Indian Rs.  17.

Air Asia

The airline came saddled with a debt of US$ 11 million on December 2, 2001. Within a year, Fernandes reversed fortunes of Air Asia to post a profit and launch new routes in 2002.

The Low-Cost Carrier, with a hub at Sepang International Airport, Kuala Lumpur, has emerged as the world’s only air carrier that offers the cheapest fare of US$ 0.023 per seat kilometer.

Air Asia ranks as India’s third popular travel website.Air Asia India offers cheap air tickets, hotel accommodation and ground transport. Air Asia tickets can be booked through its portal or mobile app. Just visit Couponwaale To get exciting offers and deals on AirAsia.

4. IndiGo

Ranking as the fourth most travel portal of India is GoIndiGo, operated by budget carrier IndiGo. Very economical airfares available daily combined with great flight frequency are reasons behind GoIndiGo’s success.

Statistics indicate IndiGo held whopping 39.9 percent share of India’s domestic and international Low-Cost Carrier market.

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The airline has recorded profits for eight consecutive years, thanks to its reliable service and cheap fares. GoIndiGo offers flight tickets only. It operates a large fleet of some 133 aircraft that operate across India and to select destinations abroad.

5. RedBus

But travel is not only about flights and rail journeys. Founded in 2006, RedBus is India’s answer to global travel giants. RedBus provides travelers with the most simple application for booking bus tickets, hotels, sightseeing and pilgrimage tours.

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The history of RedBus makes inspiring reading for anyone who has dreamt of launching a business. Starting with a few seats from a local bus operator, RedBus now facilitates travelers to reserve bus tickets online on 2,000 bus operators across 100,000 routes worldwide. Its mobile app is used by over 7.5 million people globally.

RedBus, ranked at No-5 among top 10 travel websites operates independent portals for Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, and Peru. Spot discounts and special offers are made round the clock on RedBus.

6. Yatra

The brand derives its name from Sanskrit ‘Yatra’ meaning pilgrimage, tour or trip. The very catchy Indian name and superior quality travel services offered by Yatrahave propelled this web portal into fame. It ranks among top 10 travel websites in India and aptly so.

yatra

Yatra offers travelers domestic and international airline tickets, rail and bus reservations, sightseeing, car rental and holiday packages.  Yatra attained this position due to the very broad spectrum of services it offers. For example, travellers can book stays 500,000 hotels worldwide.

Yatra’s web portal features great online discounts on every travel need. Business, pilgrimage, history, culture, heritage packages for Indians and foreigners are available at Yatra, which also offers a mobile app. Yatra offers amazing deals to its users.

7.Cleartrip

Cleartrip is a renowned innovator in India’s online travel websites. An excellent loyalty program is offered by Cleartip to its frequent customers. This program, called Cleartrip Rewards features attractive incentives including free nights and dining at top hotels.

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For discerning customers, Cleartrip serves as a single window for buying every travel requirement such as tickets and accommodation. Indians can also buy air tickets for flights originating and terminating at destinations abroad, through Cleartrip.

Efficient services offered through Cleartrip web portal and mobile app have brought this company to a leading position among top 10 travel websites of India. Coupons and Discounts on Cleartrip

8. Jet Airways

Jet Airways is India’s premier Full-Service Carrier, pioneer and flagship of the nation’s privately owned aviation sector. It holds about 22 percent of India’s air travel market. Jet Airways has dominated Indian skies since 1992 and since has become a major contender in its segment worldwide.

Jet Airways has dominated Indian skies since 1992 and since has become a major contender in its segment worldwide.

jet airways

The airline operates to some 70 domestic and international destinations, with its fleet of about 110 aircraft. Contrary to its primary identity as a major airline, Jet Airways portal is also utilized for booking travel elements including hotels, holiday packages, sightseeing trips and car rentals. These can be bought separate or bunched with air tickets.

As one of top 10 Indian travel websites, Jet Airways also offers Android and iPhone based app is also offered.

9. Airbnb

Airbnb is no ordinary travel portal. It allows people to book anything from an austere, comfortable apartment to lighthouse and castle. Airbnb is all about the experience. It is about adding great value to a holiday by presenting unique opportunities.

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Holidays for painting, taking pictures of great historical monuments, culinary tours, hunting (wherever permitted), esoteric arts and practices are brought to life by Airbnb. These experiences are offered across the world and at exquisite destinations.

The company lives up to its promise of delivering the unique experience sought by very exclusive clientele.  Airbnb also offers amazing offers and deals on packages to its customer every now and then. Airbnb is redefining the very concept of holidays for India.

10. Ixigo

Over 20 million users in India and abroad book their travel requirements through Ixigo’s mobile apps. The web portal Ixigo also allows travelers the comfort and convenience to book, cancel, reschedule journeys, accommodation, and other travel requirements.

Ixigo is fast gaining popularity as a top travel portal from India, domestically and abroad. Great daily deals and weekend offer in India and abroad can be bought at Ixigo.

Honoring the veterans

  • Cox & Kings: Any mention, comparison or ranking of online travel agencies is incomplete without mention of three pioneers. Cox and Kings are hailed as the world’s very first travel agency.
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Some consternation exists over the role of its founders in colonial India. It was founded in 1758 and is now headquartered in Mumbai, India.

  • Thomas Cook: A boy in England dreamed about taking groups of people on excursions. In 1841, this boy named Thomas Cook, took a group of 500 people on a train ride, setting the ball on a roll for what was to become one of the largest travel firms in the world.
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Over decades, the dream materialized into Thomas Cook & Son, the world’s leading travel services provider. Thomas Cook ranks among pioneers of mass tourism.

  • BalmerLawrie Travel and Vacations: Headquartered in Mumbai, India, this company was established in 1867. Today, BalmerLawrie operates in 19 cities across India. It is among the oldest travel firms to be accredited by International Air Travel Association.

BalmerLawrie is now owned by the Indian government and a leading supplier of travel requirements to ministries.

Amazing Beauty Tips for a Healthy and Glowing Skin Naturally

Are you searching for Natural Beauty Tips for Glowing Skin?

Everyone- female and male- want a healthy skin. The skin is the largest organ of humans. A myriad range of cosmetics is available at stores and online that promote everything from anti-aging to increased fairness. People worldwide are increasingly beauty conscious.

A myriad range of cosmetics is available at stores and online that promote everything from anti-aging to increased fairness. People worldwide are increasingly beauty conscious.

The sheer volume of the cosmetics industry worldwide reveals some interesting figures. Cosmetics anywhere in the world are expensive. Their supply can be erratic. Testing on animals is prohibited under international laws.  Millions of people are thus turning to home cures and traditional remedies to maintain healthy skin and good looks.

Their supply can be erratic. Testing on animals is prohibited under international laws.  Millions of people are thus turning to home cures and traditional remedies to maintain healthy skin and good looks.

Let us glance at few Beauty tips that promote Natural healthy skin.

Tip #1: Begin the day with water;

Drink ample water: The human body is about 60 percent water. Begin your day by drinking ample fluids, especially plain water or fruit juice.

Ageing, premature skin wrinkles and a plethora of skin problems occur due to inadequate water.

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The reason is simple: Less water means concentrated sweat. Lower intake of water means your sweat will contain high doses urea, lactic acid, and minerals. Dried concentrated sweat causes irreparable damage to your skin. Low fluid or water intake makes the skin dry, flaky and rigid.

Dried concentrated sweat causes irreparable damage to your skin. Low fluid or water intake makes the skin dry, flaky and rigid.

The water you drink reaches all organs of the body first. The last in the row is the skin. Hence, a vastly depleted quantity of water is actually available for the skin. Water helps digestion and to eliminate wastes. Lesser water means improper digestion and impaired waste removal which causes skin eruptions.

Hence, a vastly depleted quantity of water is actually available for the skin. Water helps digestion and to eliminate wastes. Lesser water means improper digestion and impaired waste removal which causes skin eruptions.

The water you drink reaches all organs of the body first. The last in the row is the skin. Hence, a vastly depleted quantity of water is actually available for the skin. Water helps digestion and to eliminate wastes. Lesser water means improper digestion and impaired waste removal which causes skin eruptions.

Water helps digestion and to eliminate wastes. Lesser water means improper digestion and impaired waste removal which causes skin eruptions.

The water you drink reaches all organs of the body first. The last in the row is the skin. Hence, a vastly depleted quantity of water is actually available for the skin. Water helps digestion and to eliminate wastes. Lesser water means improper digestion and impaired waste removal which causes skin eruptions.

Water helps digestion and to eliminate wastes. Lesser water means improper digestion and impaired waste removal which causes skin eruptions.

A daily bath/ shower: Bathing or taking a shower daily is not possible in certain countries due to harsh weather conditions. But soaking your body with water is associated closely with healthy skin. Water- either hot or cold- washes away toxins excreted by your body through sweat.

But soaking your body with water is associated closely with healthy skin. Water- either hot or cold- washes away toxins excreted by your body through sweat.

A bath or shower removes the fine grime that forms on your skin due to exposure to dust and pollution.

Bathing and showers are known to alleviate mood leading to better blood circulation. Bathing opens pores on the skin- which allows for better absorption of skin moisturizers.

A word of caution: Avoid soaps with high caustic content since they make the skin dry and scaly.

Tip #2: Daily workouts and Yoga;

Daily exercise or a regimen of Yoga works miracles for the skin. Various exercises and Yoga ‘asanas’ or postures prevent wrinkles from developing on your body. Premature wrinkling is often caused by stress and unhealthy lifestyle.

Smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, drug abuse and eating unhealthy food are known to damage skin, often irreparably. Hormonal changes contribute to skin problems including early

Hormonal changes contribute to skin problems including early ageing. Photosensitive medicines, birth control pills and several other medicines can affect the skin though the damage is reversible.

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An hour of Yoga daily works miracles for the skin. Yoga strengthens the body from within. Arteries, veins, and capillaries, as well as muscles in your body, are stretched while performing Yoga postures or ‘asanas’. They improve blood circulation and open up directly contribute to a glowing, healthy skin.

They improve blood circulation and open up directly contribute to a glowing, healthy skin.

Stretching while performing Yoga keeps wrinkles at bay. Blood circulation and respiration are accelerated during any workout. Exercising stretches the skin and helps it remain supple.

Tip #3: Pamper your tummy for a healthy skin;

The skin is a direct reflection of your food habits. Whatever you eat will be displayed by the condition of your skin. A healthy diet holds the key to a great skin. A healthy diet does not mean you chuck out your favorite food into the trashcan or eating expensive stuff. It simply means supplementing your food by eating more vegetables,

A healthy diet does not mean you chuck out your favorite food into the trashcan or eating expensive stuff. It simply means supplementing your food by eating more vegetables,

It simply means supplementing your food by eating more vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Papaya, oranges, banana, guava, mango, and kiwi come packed with nutrients vital for healthy skin.

While all vegetables are great for the skin, consuming kale, carrots, broccoli, bell peppers (capsicum), tomatoes and all kinds of leafy vegetables helps maintain lovely skin. Cold soups such as gazpacho made with these vegetables provide excellent nourishment for the skin. Nuts including cashew, walnut,

Nuts including cashew, walnut, almond, and pistachios are loaded with oils and other nutrients essential for the skin.

Skin protection: the most overlooked factor:

We are all born with glowing skin. But over the years and as we age, our skin begins to deteriorate. Lack of proper skin protection is a major contributor to this damage: merely because we are unaware of its importance or tend to neglect it for various reasons. There are several unknown environmental and other elements that damage the skin:

  • Sunlight: While a certain amount of sunlight is very necessary for the skin, too much of it causes sunburn. Skin left unprotected in sunlight develops wrinkles and age spots. Even a moderate dose of sunlight can adversely affect your complexion.
  • Pollution: The bane of a modern world, everyone is affected by various forms of pollution. Exhaust from factories and vehicles, polluted water and food items contaminated by soil pollutants wreak havoc on the skin.
  • Harsh climate: We are living in an era of sudden climatic changes caused by global warming. The skin serves as the first barrier between internal muscles, organs and other body tissues. It bears brunt of any harsh climatic conditions. The skin is a delicate organ and hence prone to vagaries of weather.
  • Improper use of cosmetics and beauty products: The market is flooded with cheap cosmetics and beauty products. Some of these are made with cheap chemicals that actually harm your skin. That exotic, expensive, imported skin care products are better is a myth since they may not work on your skin type or at worst, damage it.
  • Air Conditioning: Climate control can severely damage your skin. The wrong use or type of air conditioners can leave your skin dry, causing premature wrinkles and age lines.

Skincare means big bucks

Our desire to have impeccable skin is evident from the amount people spend on cosmetics every year. The global cosmetics market stood at US$ 460 billion in 2014 and rose to about US$ 500 billion in 2016. It is estimated to reach US$ 675 billion by 2020.

It is growing at a rate of 6.4 percent annually. Skin care products take a lion’s share of the global cosmetics market.

The Asia-Pacific region consumes the highest- over 35 percent- of all cosmetics produced worldwide. The figure US$ 500 billion spent on cosmetics is higher than the Gross Domestic Product of various countries, according to the World Bank. In 2014, some 63 countries had GDP of US$100 billion and 173 countries were much below, at US$1 billion

Understanding cosmetics and skincare products:

Cosmetics nowadays come in three variants:

  1. Chemical-based: These are composed purely of chemicals. Reputed manufacturers spend billions of dollars on research and development of chemicals that can do anything from moisturizing to anti-ageing.
  2. Herbal: The fastest growing segment in cosmetics, the herbal varieties are made from traditional formulae that were passed down over millenniums. They are entirely made of herbal extracts and juices. The only inorganic chemicals they may contain are preservatives or solvents.
  3. Fusion (a blend of herbs and chemicals): This variety too is rapidly growing in popularity. Chemicals and herbal extracts complement and supplement one another’s characteristics to provide users the best of both worlds.

A glance at various skin care products:

Soaps: The humble everyday soap is the world’s foremost skin care product. It is the first line of defense against skin ailments. Dried sweat, grime, dust, and pollutants are easily washed away with soap and water.

The soap has been revolutionized since it was first created around 2200 BC.

Soap is the most affordable skincare product. It is compact, lightweight, easy to carry and store.

Realizing the significance of soap as the first line of defense in skincare, makers have innovated to contain anything from ordinary glycerin to deodorants, a blend of rare herbs to an animal placenta.

Cremes, lotions, and balms: The market is flooded with crèmes, lotions, and balms that help maintain healthy skin.

The most common and inexpensive ones contain base, which is vegetal or animal fat. They are laced with fragrance and coloring agents. These crèmes, lotions, and balms help moisturize the skin and protect it against environmental damage to some extent.

These crèmes, lotions, and balms help moisturize the skin and protect it against environmental damage to some extent.

They are laced with fragrance and coloring agents. These crèmes, lotions and balms help moisturize the skin and protect it against environmental damage to some extent.

There are various types of Crèmes, Lotions, and Balms:

Moisturizers: The price for these depends on where you live and the purpose. Moisturizers and basic skincare crèmes and lotions are not very pricey. Moisturizers provide the much needed internal wetness to skin to keep it looking supple and smooth.

Sunscreen: Sunscreen crème and lotion are essential for every lover of outdoors. They are vital for men and women who face prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Sunscreens are made with chemicals that block the Ultraviolet rays which directly impact the skin adversely.

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Soothing and Curative Crème and Lotion: Such varieties of crèmes are very useful in reducing damage caused to the skin by pollution, excessive sun, wounds, cuts and abrasions. Made of herbal extracts, chemicals or a combination of both, soothing crèmes and lotions help restore the skin to its natural state.

Anti-Oil Crème and Lotion: People with very oily skin are more prone to acne, pimples and other skin disorders. These can be prevented using anti-oil skincare products.

pH Restoration and Maintenance Crème and Lotion: The human skin has a value of 5.5pH (potential of Hydrogen). It means, our skin is acidic in nature. Skin problems occur if this pH value is defiled for any reason. pH restoration crèmes and lotions help maintain this pH value constant.

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Anti-Ageing / Anti-wrinkle crème and lotion: Made with complex chemicals after rigorous research and development. These crèmes and lotions help smooth out wrinkled skin and arrest its further deterioration. Anti-ageing/ anti wrinkle crème and lotion help the skin appear younger and fresher despite the natural age of a person.

Face Wash: A fast growing segment in skin care. Face washes effectively remove excess oil, grime and toxins from the facial skin and help it remain glowing and beautiful. A variety of crèmes and lotions to suit all ages are available at many online shopping websites.

Cleansers and Rejuvenators: Cleansers can be defined as facial and skincare products that help remove stale make-up, dead skin cells, oil, grime and other pollutants from the skin. They unblock skin pores, making it easy for moisturizers and other complex crèmes or lotions to be absorbed better.

Remember, any skincare program takes a time to work. This can range from a few days to some months. If in doubt over your skin type and program, consult your dermatologist or beauty expert.

Ten Types of Mangoes You Can Buy Online this Summer

Mango- the mention of this word conjures images of a yellowish-orange fruit whose soft, luscious and sweet flesh has a distinct, pleasant flavour. Mango is billed as the ‘King of Fruits’ and rightly so. This very delicious and highly nutritious fruit draws its name from the Hebrew word ‘Manna’, which means ‘Food from Heaven’.

Indigenous people of India’s southern state Kerala called this fruit ‘Manna’ as a loanword, borrowing the term from Jewish settlers who arrived on its coast during the 11th and 12th centuries AD. European spice traders carried this fruit to distant lands and the word ‘Manna’ evolved into Mangga, Mangguo and Mango.

To celebrate Summer 2017, we glance at the various types of mangoes from the Indian subcontinent that can be bought online and enjoyed at home, regardless of their place of origin.

1: Ratnagiri Alfonso

Types of Mangoes

Called the ‘King of Mango’ across the world, the Ratnagiri Alfonso is renowned for its distinct aroma that pervades a refrigerator or room. The Ratnagiri Alfonso is the most exported fruit of its kind. The Ratnagiri Alfonso’s widespread fame is not merely due to its taste and flavour.

The fruit deliver a potent dose of all components of the Vitamin B group, delivers the right blend of minerals essential for the human body and is rich in various phytochemical that boost immunity. The Ratnagiri Alfonso also contains anti-oxidants required to retard degeneration of human body cells. Available online, the price of a superior quality

Superior quality Ratnagiri Alfonso can be bought at Grofers.

2: Badami Mango:

Some mango aficionados fondly call the Badami as the ‘Queen of Mango.’ The Badami mango is indigenous to coastal regions of Karnataka. It resembles the Ratnagiri Alfonso in several ways but has a distinctly different taste and flavour.

Types of Mangoes

Please note that several mango lovers mistake between the Badami and the Bainganpalli/ Bayanganapally mango varieties. Badami grows only in Karnataka while the other is a cultivar from Andhra Pradesh. The difference for an untrained mango enthusiast would not be apparent. One of the distinct  characteristics of the Badami fruit is, it has a almond-like shape.

Badami mangoes can be bought at Reliance Smart

3: Mankurad Mango:

This is a rare and very prized breed of mango from Goa. The demand for Mankurad mangoes from Goa is highlighted by recent news reports which claimed, a single fruit of its kind retailed at Rs.200. Prices have since reduced, thanks to bumper harvest.

Types of Mangoes

Rich in nutrients, the Mankurad mango is very popular among tens of thousands of foreign tourists who flock this coastal state every year.  The small geographical size of Goa and even smaller mango orchards make Mankurad a rare but very desirable fruit to relish. This year, native Mankurad mango can be ordered and enjoyed anywhere in India.

Mankurad mangoes can be bought at Aaram Shop

4: Bainganpalli Mango:

Types of Mangoes

Favored by mango lovers from South India, the Bainganpalli mango retains a bitter-sour flavour despite the fruit being just ripe, sweet and ready to eat. Other than being very nutritious, the Bainganpalli mango is acclaimed as a ‘beat-the-heat’ fruit since it is claimed to provide the body with essential nutrients that help the consumer’s body to counter hot and arid summers peculiar to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.

The Bainganpalli can be distinguished from the Badami easily: It has an elongated shape, almost similar to a long almond and is a bit larger.

Bainganpalli mangoes can be bought at BigBasket

5: Chaunsa/ Chausa Mango:

This mango is an apt example of rivalry between India and Pakistan. While the world acclaims the Ratnagiri Alfonso as the King of Mango and sometimes the King of Fruit, the Pakistanis are promoting the Chaunsa or Chausa as the King of Mango.

Types of Mangoes

Undoubtedly the Chaunsa has its own fan following, thanks to its unique taste and richness combined with the sweet, mild flavour- the main bone of contention for the title. However, the Chaunsa is now grown in various parts of India for consumption in the domestic market while its Pakistan produced counterpart is a hot favourite in the international market.

Chaunsa mango can be bought at Indiamart

6: Mulgoba/ Malgova Mango:

Unfortunately, this is one of the most delicious and nutritious mango that has remained obscure over the years due to non-availability outside its homeland- Tamil Nadu. Thanks to e-retailers, the Mulgoba can now be ordered online and delivered almost anywhere in the world.

Types of Mangoes

Since this variety of mango is fairly rare, any online orders should be placed well in advance. The Mulgoba is billed as the ‘Alfonso of South India’. Its unique flavour and colour has led several mango lovers to cultivate it outside Tamil Nadu with varying success: Nothing can beat the indigenously grown variety.

Mango lovers will delight tasting the Mulgoba. Since this variety is rare as mentioned before, online retailers can run out of stocks quickly. Those truly keen on tasting the Mulgoba can order them through various courier firms that offer the ‘Buy and Deliver’ facility.

Mulgoba/ Malgova mangoes can be bought at Zopnow

7: Neelam Mango:

The Neelam mango is native to Kerala.  It is widely believed that Jewish settlers in Kerala who tasted Neelam exclaimed that it was ‘Manna’ or food from heaven- which led to the name Mango. Neelam mangoes are very distinct due to their skin colour- A single fruit has hues of red, orange, yellow, green and a slight bluish tinge.

Types of Mangoes

The Neelam is peculiar to the Malabar coast of India. Warm humid weather with a fair degree of salinity and abundant water resources of the Kerala coast ensure that Neelam is sweet, juicy and well flavoured. This mango is mainly exported to the Middle East due to the high concentration of expatriate Indian workers in that region.

Neelam mangoes can be bought at Vegpur

8: Himsagar Mango:

If you believed that mangoes were staple to western and southern India, think again. Himsagar- a little known but very delicious mango from India’s eastern West Bengal and Odisha states is rapidly making its mark across the country and abroad.  The Malda district of West Bengal accounts for the best Himsagar mangoes.

Types of Mangoes

The demand for Himsagar mangoes has crossed Indian borders: The fruit is now in great demand in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. Geographical limitations caused by soil quality, water supply and climatic factors restrict the Himsagar mango from being cultivated elsewhere to get quality consistent with those from Malda.  Those lucky enough may be able to procure some of this limited edition mango from online retailers.

Himsagar mangoes can be bought at Purwaaii

9: Kesar Mango:

Literally means ‘Saffron Mango’ and is grown primarily in Gujarat. The Kesar Mango grows on the foothills of lofty Girnar mountains with Amreli and Junagadh being its hub of production. Kesar mango is very fibrous and hence, recommended for those with various digestive disorders.

Types of Mangoes

In addition, its sweet pulp with the distinct, rich aroma makes it ideal for mass production of ice creams which boast of the “real fruit” feel.  The saffron colour of the pulp makes juice and other products prepared from its pulp very enticing visually.  The Kesar mango is famous across India and can be easily bought online from any e-retailer.
Kesar Mangoes can be bought at MangoMaza

10: Dasheri/ Dussheri Mango:

The orchards of Malihabad in India’s northern state Uttar Pradesh are famous for the Dussheri mango. The fame of Malihabad and Dussheri mangoes dates back to 15th Century AD when the fruit was served seasonally at royal banquets hosted by Moghul emperors.

Types of Mangoes

Dussheri is slightly mild on aroma but rich in taste, provided the fruit is eaten immediately upon ripening. Though the Dussheri is fairly popular in major cities of India, getting the original Malihabad variety can prove cumbersome since large quantities are also produced outside that region. Online shopping now ensures that mango lovers can taste the original Malihabad Dussheri.

Dussheri mangoes can be ordered at SaleBhai

Kollywood Love Couple to get Married Soon?

While working on a film, it is not uncommon for the actors who pull off a great chemistry to land in ‘relationship’ rumors and certainly, they tend to either stay tight-lipped or reject them. We usually get to read about such dating and love rumors on any successful lead pair and it has become a routine thing these days. In the recent past, many South film actors like Hansika, Simbu, Tamannah, Prabhas, Rana, Anushka and several others landed in such rumors.

Now, a Mumbai-born heroine who shot to name with Tollywood and Kollywood movies is said to have fallen for a leading Tamil actor who is almost 17 years elder than her. Yes, if the latest set of speculations are anything to go by, the 38-year old Kollywood actor Arya is likely to marry his Ghajinikanth co-star Sayyeshaa, who’s just 21. The rumor mill is churning out a serious gossip that the lovestruck couple is very serious about their relationship and may tie the know later in this year.

With Kaappan, which is currently in production, the rumored love couple will be sharing screen space for the second time. According to some Kollywood reports, the actor enjoyed warm and great hospitality from Sayyeshaa’s mother during the filming of Kaappan and he’s being treated like their family member. Also, the Instagram picture posted by Sayyeshaa on the actor’s birthday, where the couple was having a gala time, has gone all viral on the social media.

An official announcement about their wedding is expected to arrive in the weeks to come, as per a source from Kollywood. But, definitely, the loving couple would make our hearts skip a beat whenever they make their love public.

On the work front, Arya is presently busy with two movies – Santhana Devan and Magamuni. The actor, who also runs a production house ‘The Show People’, has bankrolled more than 10 projects in the last five years under his banner. Sayyesha, the grandniece of yesteryear Bollywood actors Saira Bhanu and Dilip Kumar, made her acting debut with Akhil Akkineni in ‘Akhil’. After that, she went on to work with Bollywood star hero Ajay Devgan for ‘Shivaay’.