Kellogg’s Waale Guptaji ka Nashta

I am big foodie and love to eat food whether I am at home or outside in my office.I love to cook and prepare meals for my family every day when I come out of office.All these years I have been preparing food like the old tradional way and there is not any upgrade or new style of looking.The point I want to make that usually we make food which is soaked in lot of ghee and groundnut oil.Though we know that it has high cholestrol level and not good for our health but still we consume it as it suits our Punjabi style and matches out tastebuds.

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POWER OF TOGETHERNESS

Family….this word itself describes bonding, strength, Togetherness. In such a busy, stressful and challenging World, one feels lot of strength with support of Family. One can face all ups and downs in life if you have the support of each other & togetherness. At least, I can proudly say that I am blessed with such a family where we are support to each other in all phases of life, whatever is the situation and we stand together for each other.

I would like to share one of the most memorable instances of my life which I spent with my family & nothing would have been better without their support. It was the day when I got engaged to one of the important person in my life i.e. my life partner. But this engagement would not have been possible without support of my loved ones, my family. It was such a memorable day at my home when my husband & my in-laws visited our home for this engagement ceremony. Though, I was little nervous meeting my in-laws for the first time. Out of nervousness, I felt lost and was not able can to talk to anyone. I was stressed about how my life is going to be, whether me and my husband will be able to get along together, whether I will be able to adjust with my new family, my husband etc. But, with family support & strength, looking into their happiness & joy, it made me so optimistic & I was able to gather that strength to overcome all my fears. I was able to cope up just because I was all around the ones I love the most & gave me courage to accept such a big change in my life and enjoy that moment, that day. That’s what you say, the POWER OF TOGETHERNESS.

I was so glad that I was entering into the new phase of my life with the blessings of my family, me & my husband’s family were all together at my home & cherishing that very Life time moment of my life, my engagement for which my parents waited for so long. Everyone at home was so happy, including my 3 years old nephew. We all laughed together, captured pictures & videos of our Engagement ceremony, had snacks & drinks, sang songs & danced together followed by dinner together.

Even today when I look back, I cherish that moment spent at my home with my family, my Husband, my in-laws. By seeing all those pictures and videos, cherishes that moment more.

Today, I can proudly say that I have such a great family that gave me such a great motivation to look forward in Life, without any negative thoughts & fears. Family Togetherness is the key to success which will never let you down.Being together with family makes me positive and happy.

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START A NEW LIFE

At the age of 21, I started my career as customer relationship manager with one of the leading private banks in India and really felt proud of it being the only girl child in the family. It was good to meet customers and applying my knowledge to help them in providing financial solutions. The first three years were really good and found it really exciting but then doing the same work daily was getting hectic and then my life became very stressful and boring at times when you have to work every day for six days a week. I was not enjoying my work and it was more like a forced work. I had lost the charm of this job and it was now affecting my lifestyle and health. I was not feeling happy and there was no excitement or pleasure left in life. After three years, I felt exhausted and felt that I should live a better life and rejuvenate myself to find something new in life. There was something missing in job and life was just passing everyday without adventure and fun was missing my old college days where we had time to go to dell market with friends and enjoy all day. There was fun in bunking classes and watching movies.

I thought to change and take some risk in my life and decided to take a big step for resignation from my current job. Everyone told me to not take such a weird decision as my life was going smooth and getting a good job was very difficult in present scenario. But I stick to my decision and decided to do post graduation in finance. I joined coaching classes and started my preparation for entrance exam. I had to face lot of criticism due to my decision of leaving the job. But my result and good performance gave me the ticket to get admission in one of the best colleges in Mumbai.

Now when I again felt happy to get another chance to live myself and start a new life, there was hurdle by my mother who did not wanted to go to Mumbai alone for further education. I would give credit to my father for trusting in me and for his green signal to study out of town. It was not easy for me being a girl and living in another town but I managed to focus myself on studies and complete my post graduation in finance. I did miss homemade food and celebrating festivals with family and but made some good friends in the college. Also I joined the cultural community and participated in various events in the college. Then came the best part in the final semester, when I was hired by a multinational finance company with good pay package and opportunity to work from my home town itself.

It is now two years in the present company and I think my decision to leave my old job and take risk in life was a good step and I salute my father for motivating to go ahead with it.

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Look Up Stories

We are born to live and conquer in this world and our aim should be live our life on our conditions without any limitations. I have a perception that time never stops for anyone and therefore we should enjoy to its fullest but be responsible at times. I see so many beautiful things around me every day and there is no way I can cover all the destinations on this planet or even get close to nature. But it does give me a ray of hope to do certain things before I die.

It is often said that childhood is the best stage of our lives as we have nothing to worry about and do whatever we want to do without many restrictions. But I consider it wrong perception and we should enjoy every stage of our life. There are more pressures and issues as we grow up but it does not mean that we can forget about our happiness and change our attitude. I have gone through some of the best and worst stages of my life. There were lot many financial problems, family health issues, career progression and much more. But I feel I was able to handle all the pressure and came out over it due to my positive attitude and grabbing the opportunities with both hands.

It is my grandfather who has been my source of inspiration and optimism in my life. His real story of and journey from belonging to a poor family with no funds and his struggle for years to become a mechanical engineer and taking care of our family motivates me. When I have issues in my life, I always listen to his magic words which give me a ray of hope and energy to be consistent and fight till the goal is complete. His real time experience inspires me to remain patient and positive. I love listening to music when I feel alone and dancing in closed room as it gives me freedom to open my arms and enjoy. I feel so happy that there is some sort of entertainment activities in my life.

I can tell you from my experience that positive thinking and self confidence can do wonders in anyone one life. I was very shy in nature during my school days and hesitated in speaking in front of many people. I had a fear of public speaking and thought that people would laugh at me. But it was my sister who came to rescue me and gave me idea to speak in front of mirror and read newspapers daily. I would often say before the exams that I would fail in the mathematics and would think negative. My thinking process was such that I would only analyse the worst situations and end up taking stress. It was again my sister who guided me and changed my thinking process and perception.

Overall I consider my family as my fire fighter to all my issues and they give me comfort and security. Their hugs and blessings for me work as symbols of courage and guidance to go ahead and always #LookUp and get success with flying colours.

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Apno Ko Apne Dum Pe Jeena Sikhao

My long journey of life with such a smooth ride could not have been possible without my parents and family members. It could have taken a different turn if there were not there with me at different phases of my life cycle. I was the only girl child in the family and the best part was that they never discriminated me from other family members. The credit goes to my brother for supporting me to the fullest and accompanying me to face the challenges of life with full confidence.

My father always wanted me to become engineer but it was my brother who supported me to pursue my passion in finance and accounting studies. He was the one who talked to our parents as I was very shy in nature and never had the courage to tell my parents about my decision in life. He believed in me and my goals and gave me the freedom to do what I always to do. He took my responsibility and motivated me to handle different crisis situation in my life. There was also a situation when I was unwell and had lost my focus in studies due to my failure in one of the subjects in college. I was very depressed with myself and could not even talk to anyone and felt embarrassed about the situation. I would not eat and felt my life is over and I would not complete my bachelor of commerce studies. But somehow my brother came to rescue me in such a crucial moments of my life and held my hand and told me about my past achievements which gave me the confidence and recover my trust. He was the one who took me out of this worst situation of my life.

I owe a lot of credit to my brother for being the hero of my life. It was my campus placement time and I felt very disappointed at time due to rejections by companies. I would cry a lot and then many relatives would criticize me for not performing and would taunt me. My neighbour would also speak about my disappointments and laugh at me. But it was my brother who told me to hold my nerves and believe in god and give my best in the interview. At times, he would accompany me and give me directions to improve my oral communication and personality which really helped me to get more confidence and calm myself in the interview. My success in getting a good job goes to him and his words which helped me to pass over the tough times of my life.

I am very much thankful to God for bringing him in my life and my parents too. He is the one who made me more self reliant and better person.

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