Sunday, May 10, 2020

Mindful Eating

"No, eatables are allowed on the plane." Said a voice that was soft yet stern. 

He had no choice but to comply.

Going home was a definite priority over defying the rules of the TSA. 

He chose to empty all his pockets and walk towards his gate with sluggish steps while gnarling noise was accompanying him. His stomach muscles were squeezing tight as if wringing a cloth. 

Traveling in wee hours with no shop open, he chose to board the flight. 

Mark decided to eat mindfully from the tiny in-flight bag of pretzel that helped nourish his hunger pangs. 


In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to nourish. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

The Art of Skateboarding

Senior citizen woman on a skateboard. Stock Photo

While sipping my tea at the crack of dawn, an idea sparked in my mind as I stared at my son's longboard, "I should try this. After all, it's all about balance." 

 I lifted the board and walked towards my cemented yard. 

After centering and grounding myself, I placed one foot on the board, and it whooshed off before I could put the other foot on it. 

The result was a loud thud with an Ouch of a higher decibel that was quick to wake up my family. 

"Nah! this is all about practice, not just a jiffy exercise!" 

 In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features long boards. They can be used in any way you imagine, including a name for sporting equipment. How are they used and who is using them? Go where the prompt leads!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Crazy mom

The alarm wakes me up by 6 am. After freshening up, I pick up my bell and perform a ritual that has given me a nickname,  'Crazy mom.'

But nothing can derail my enthusiasm about it, since being an advocate of energy medicine, I love to stir up energy into the stagnant particles of my home with this gentle jingle. This shift activates all the molecules that will eventually also liven up the spirits of all the humans living in it. 

I call it killing two birds with one stone since the above activity also wakes up my teen. 

 In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something crazy. Laugh like crazy, show the setting of stir-crazy or go off the rails on a crazy train. Have fun with the word and the situation, but go where the prompt leads!
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Best Air Conditioner brands in India

Best AC brands

The onset of the ever-increasing temperatures during the summer reinstates the need for air conditioners. The fact that these are no longer considered as symbols of luxury speaks volumes about their growth and popularity. With the increasing demand, several brands have opted for manufacturing these air conditioners.
There are several types of ACs which, include the Window units, hybrid air conditioners, portable units, central air conditioners, mini-split ACs, etc. These are installed in various places like homes, workplaces, malls, etc. depending on their function and efficiency.
When it comes to air conditioners, selecting the best AC in India can be tricky; there are several good brands which have a good range of air conditioners to offer. Some of the AC brands are listed below:
1) LG
Since its inception in 1958, LG has strived to provide the best products in the market. This South-Korean multinational company has ventured into various fields which include vehicle components, Home entertainment, Home appliances, and mobile communications.
LG has produced ACs that are at an affordable range while maintaining the quality of the cooling system. Furthermore, it has upgraded to ensure that the air conditioners consume less energy. The high number of service centers across the globe has added to its popularity. 
2) Blue Star
Blue Star was founded by Mohan T Advani in 1943. The fact that the company is solely dedicated to developing and manufacturing commercial refrigeration and air conditioning has spiked its sales in the last few years. The company even designs its own products.
Even though their prices tend to be a little higher, but all that is made up by the use of the latest technologies and innovations in their products. The brand has gained a reputation for reliable and efficient air conditioners that last long and are of top-quality. Their service centers are exceptional as well. 
3) Daikin
Daikin has been a pioneer in the air conditioning industry since its establishment in 1924. This Japanese multinational company has been credited as being the creator of variable refrigerant volume (VRV) systems. Their huge contribution to the market can be estimated by the fact they had made the first-ever multi-split and split air conditioners.
They have also developed the R-410A along with Carrier. Their business is dotted across the globe and is famous for providing optimum support to the customers. Their optimum cooling technology along, with affordable pricing, makes them one of the best AC brands.
4) Lloyd
Owned by the Havells India Limited, Lloyd offers a multitude of electrical appliances ranging from air conditioners, washing machines, and LED TVs. They have constantly upgraded their technology to provide the best to their customers.
They have recently installed EEV and BLDC motor for optimal climate control and conservation of energy. They have also released AC that can be controlled wirelessly. It has also obtained the lasted rapid cooling with a 4-way swing. All these features have enabled them to capture the AC market quite successfully.
5) Carrier
Carrier has slowly ventured into other fields like security and fire technologies, commercial refrigeration, etc. But, since its establishment in 1915, this American global corporation has mainly been invested in the manufacturing of air conditioners. The need to constantly upgrade their products has made them a relevant player in this field.
Their latest models use the refrigerant leakage detector which is an innovative move. It also has a 4-way swing to ensure that the cooling is fast ad quickly done. The NextGen Dehumidifier equipped to the air conditioners check the humidity and improves air quality considerably. Their customer support is quite incredible as well.
These are some of the best AC brands in the field of air cooling systems. There are many more brands that has several unique features that distinguish them from each other. It is important to know which type of AC is suitable for you before deciding on the brand. It is also essential to carefully weigh the pros and the cons of several brands before coming to a decision.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cooking Aide

"I just can't cook." Sarah lamented.

"Why so?" inquired Leone, who was as earnest in her query as a nurse, would be to her patient.

"Chopping is the key ingredient to sauté anything, and alas! I can't chop onions. They bring tears to my eyes." With that, she gave out a deep sigh that was as cold as if she just landed in the Frigid zone.

Leone was quick to hand a shield to her friend, "Wear this armor before you chop, it will protect you from the sooty vapors that the onions emit, and prevent tears from coming."


In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that declares, shield your face. It can be a knight of old, a doctor, or a senior citizen. What is the circumstance? Who makes the declaration? Go where the prompt leads!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Pizza night

"Yeah! Make your pizza night is here!" Friday morning, Nate wakes up with this hum.

He's so excited about the evening that he gobbled down the oatmeal amidst getting ready for school.

"Are all your books in order?"


"Did you fill up your water bottle?"


'Sigh! What an incentive this pizza night can be. My third grader is ready even before the school bus has arrived. I wish I had thought of it earlier.' 

Evening comes, Nate is dragging his stool to be around the kitchen countertop to layer his pizza crust with cheese, olives, and pineapple.

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes pizza. It can be an original pizza pie (or slice) or something pizza-like. Go where the prompt leads!

Blitz of Gobsmacked by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 133 pages

Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published)

Publication Date: March 29, 2020

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

Genre: Romance

It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR

The city bred Amit and the village-born Radhika fall in love at first sight, getting married three years later.
Looking forward to a wonderful life with her husband and family in Delhi, Radhika begins her new journey with stars in her eyes……only for things to come crashing when Amit’s mother Shanti ill-treats her. Hating her small-town daughter-in-law, Shanti is determined to break her son’s marriage from Day One.

And it looks like she has succeeded when Radhika leaves her husband one fine day, apparently giving him no explanation for her action.

While Radhika waits for her husband to pacify her and take her back, Amit is too hurt and upset to even contact her.

Will the heartbroken couple ever get back together? Especially after being separated for nearly two years? And even if they did, will Shanti let them live in peace?

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Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author with forty-six titles to her credit, which have sold more than 1.75 lakh copies around the world. Her books consistently feature in the Top 100 Bestseller Lists on Amazon in both Romance and Asian Drama categories. Her latest romance novels have all been on the #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

As a child, Sundari loved to read books with ‘lived happily ever after’ endings. They were all about good triumphing over evil. As a teenager, her favourite books were romance novels from Mills & Boon. She was fascinated by them, so much so that she began to visualise the stories set in India.

Sundari was forty when she began her writing journey, completing the first draft of her first novel in thirty-five days. She has not looked back since.

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