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Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - May 12, 2018

Life has become taxing with work, unending domestic chores and not to mention, being a mother to a ten-year. I thought it would get easier as Kabir grows older and in some ways it has but for most part, I’m more stressed. Maybe it’s because of the sudden increase in pressure from school regarding academics or his emotional needs or both. And then there is pressure of being a smart mom in just the way Kabir looks at me like I have solution for everything!  So here are some of my secret hacks to that lovely and not-so-well managed home, without losing sleep…aah well, at least not all of it 😉 Continue Reading

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3 Amazing Things That Happen To You When You Strength Train

Fitness, Fitness related - Anupriya kapur - May 9, 2018

I was recently told by someone that ‘strength training’ isn’t your thing and you must do something different. This was said to me as I propagate strength and functional training to everyone but probably don’t look the part (no pictures showing my abs et al). And that exactly is what I keep fighting for. Strength training is not only my thing, it should be a thing for every single person irrespective of the gender. We have the notion of it so wrong. Strength training doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have abs or you can suddenly start doing superman push ups. It means that you are building a strong muscle mass to carry you through as you get older. For women, even more so as it helps in increasing bone density. But the reason I started writing this article isn’t because I wanted to rant but I wanted to point out three things you will notice as a woman once you are into body weight training. Continue Reading

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Keeping BP in check with new tubeless Omron Smart Elite HEM-7600T

well being - Anupriya kapur - May 7, 2018

Ask anyone to list out the 3 most prized possessions in life and am sure most of us will list family, health, money…agree? Sadly, chances are that we’re already negotiating on the health aspect for some more zeros in our bank accounts. Aren’t we all?

Rewind two generations; the simple and sound lifestyles our grandparents lived flash by. Active lives, zero screen menace. No Doremon robot to dish out gadgets to ease their work. No quick Ola for that lazy ride, No stress to maintain that impossible phone-life balance and no commuting that crazy traffic to be home on time to be by your child. Yes, that life was good, there was a meaning to the word harmony. Their 8 hour sleep never had annoying whatsapp pings to wake them. Continue Reading

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Why Casio keyboard is an excellent thing to have

Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - May 4, 2018

Kids these days are super active and easily distracted, not like our times. Their minds are sharper, engaged in a thousand different things. Being a mother of a young and highly intrigued child, I understand the need to keep him productively occupied. It has been on my mind for a while to keep him occupied with something, where he could learn as well as have fun. Going forward, this could well become his hobby. And let’s not forget, sitting in a place for a while helps build concentration and even though Legos do the job well but I can’t keep buying Legos all the time.  Continue Reading

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Weekend at Fairmont Jaipur

Lifestyle, Travel - Anupriya kapur - May 1, 2018

I have been to Jaipur three times already and even though it’s been really long, I distinctly remember that I loved the place each time. So, there was no question about missing the opportunity when Fairmont, Jaipur invited me to spend time over the weekend with Kabir. As luck would have it, two other bloggers with their kids were also invited for the same.

The hotel is situated on the outskirts of Jaipur city and takes about 45 minutes by car to get there. And as usual, since I hadn’t done my research about the place, I was caught by total surprise. This place defines luxury. The kind of luxury which doesn’t intimidate you but fills you with warmth. We were welcomed by a grand reception and the instagrammer in me went a little crazy once I got the glimpse of the property. It’s a fairly new hotel and is inspired by a blend of Rajputana and Mughal architecture and the facade has been made to look like an old fort. Continue Reading

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Keep your vitamin and mineral levels in check with Vitastiq 2

Fitness, Fitness related, Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - April 30, 2018

When I gave birth to Kabir, my Vitamin D levels had dropped to 5. For those who don’t know what that means, levels such as that can be fatal. In a situation like this, you have to get a blood test done almost every day to know that you are making progress. I had cracked my ribs and had no idea about that for a long time and just went about my daily life. Thankfully, with enough conversation around the negative effects of less than optimal Vitamin D levels, things are beginning to change a bit. Unfortunately, what we haven’t yet grasped is that there are many other deficiencies in the body that can lead to equally severe situations. For instance, the lack of magnesium can create irregular heart rhythms and fatigue. Excessive potassium can cause high blood pressure. Continue Reading

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Anupriya X Ghungat (Part 1)

Clothes, Fashion, Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - April 17, 2018

Ghungat is a designer label by Shaveta and Anuj and you will find everything for bridal wear, weddings and cocktail. I created three different looks for them and since there are a lot of pictures, I’m doing two separate articles to do justice.

This lehenga and the jacket ensemble are elegant and elaborate yet easy to carry. I can’t even begin to describe how I felt wearing these gorgeous outfits.  It’s completely hand made and takes about 60 days ans 3-4 craftsman to work on it full time. Do check out their collection at South Ex store.

You can check the collection here – Ghungat . Make up by Richa and you can check her work on insta handle. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Continue Reading

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Anupriya X Ghungat (Part 2)

Clothes, Fashion, Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - April 17, 2018

Ghungat is a designer label by Shaveta and Anuj and you will find everything for bridal wear, weddings and cocktail. I created three different looks for them and since there are a lot of pictures, I’m doing two separate articles.

This saree is such a stunner yet very comfortable and light. I decided to keep it minimal. The amazing smokey eye make up has been done by Richa.

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How to manage single motherhood

For the soul, Parenting - Anupriya kapur - April 12, 2018

I have been meaning to write this article for sometime now. However, I was hesitant as no two situations are the same and I’m no expert. But like always I would like to share what’s in my heart and my experience of managing my son for almost 3 years all by myself. Social media makes my life look pretty good and I can’t deny that it has been good and I’m blessed to be making a living out of what I love. But it’s not easy. I’m not able to give as much attention to my son as I would like to and the guilt gives me many sleepless nights. I have had days of complete meltdowns and I have screamed and pulled my hair. There are a lot of days I have taken refuge in bed and then days where I haven’t wanted to go back home. Continue Reading

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In the fight for Wakanda, gender equality wins

For the soul - Anupriya kapur - April 4, 2018

About two years back I watched a Ted Talk by Christopher Bell called ‘Bring on the female superheroes’. It left me stunned. It argues that the position of women in our society is less social conditioning but more a capitalist agenda. And who has ever won that fight? It was so demotivating. You can change a regressive government by voting them out of power but how do you fight the entire machinery of commerce that wants to make sure women ‘stay in their place’ so they can continue to profit from it. If it seems far-fetched, I invite you to watch that talk (it’s one of the most powerful talks and not a rant). Continue Reading

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