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Taking the Datsun redi-GO AMT for a ride!

Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - June 12, 2018

My job brought me to Gurgaon for the first time in 2001, there was no public transport to speak of and getting from one place to another was really challenging. I still didn’t dare to learn how to drive as I took all the women-can’t-drive jokes a bit seriously.  But, years later, when I actually did learn how to drive, I was terrified as I would get worked up with aggressive honking or embarrassed about not being able to park correctly. Only people who are afraid of driving will understand what I’m trying to express. I just couldn’t get myself used to the constant changing gears along with the clutch while dealing with the traffic specially during peak hours and malls where one needs to drive on the ramp to exit.

I would dream of automatic cars, but they were unheard of and available only in high end models. After a couple of months, I gave up. However, when I was in the Philippines, the need to drive was even more as public transport was really expensive but automatic cars were more easily available than manual cars. On the insistence from a friend, I learned how to drive, and it has been one of the best things I have done for myself. I felt so empowered and independent. Continue Reading

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Capturing moments with Canon EOS M50

Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - June 11, 2018

I’m very unsavvy when it comes to technology. It’s not that I’m not keen on it, I’m just bad at understanding it. But as a content creator, I have to rely heavily on it too. I’m always on a lookout for products which make my life easier rather than complicate it. Honestly, I don’t even have the bandwidth to sit and understand the nuances of how something as basic as a camera works, I need it to work in a way that I can take good pictures and play with them to deliver results that my profession requires. I recently got hold of the Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera. To begin with I resisted using it, but it didn’t take too long for me to give in. Even though I only shoot on auto mode, I still thought of listing down some of the features I found useful – Continue Reading

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It’s never too late to quit smoking

Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - June 6, 2018

I have been fortunate enough to never have really been addicted to smoking other than a brief phase in the middle where I smoked 5-6 cigarettes a day for about a year. But I have seen friends and family suffer continuously under the grip of its unrelenting addiction. Everyone wants to quit but most people can’t, no matter how hard they try.

I have seen my brother suffer at the hands of smoking at close quarters and know fully well that it isn’t just an innocent addiction but one that can ruin lives because of its impact on cardiovascular health that can lead to heart ailments. The only saving grace – if I can call it that – is that cigarettes don’t have any psycho active substances. Back to my brother – he suffered at the hands of this addiction for years until he couldn’t function normally anymore and had to quit. He was determined to take charge of his health so he managed. But most people aren’t that fortunate. Continue Reading

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Some smart hacks

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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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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Importance of giving our children a home they can call their own

Lifestyle - Anupriya kapur - March 31, 2018

‘Home’ is a concept I never truly understood. While growing up, my family constantly moved from one place to another due to my dad’s government job, I never had a place to call home. The shuttling didn’t stop even after I got married. First, within India, then, finally in Philippines for 5 years. Needless to mention, living in so many places does have its own advantages. It helps you grow and appreciate other cultures, but it never really lets you experience homecoming. No matter how good life got, I never felt like a part of something bigger. At a subconscious level, I was unable to forge deep friendships or get involved in a community because I always knew I was there only for a relatively shorter duration. Continue Reading

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