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Month: April 2018

Capital Punishment for Child rapists? – #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

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Following the barbaric rape cases that have surfaced in recent times, a prodigious public outcry is witnessed across the nation where people are demanding justice for the victims of such heinous crimes.

 

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The most recent of all is the Asifa Bano rape case. An 8-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir was kidnapped, held captive in a temple, raped repeatedly and murdered. This case has triggered a huge public outrage; like the one witnessed in the infernal Nirbhaya case in December 2012 where a girl was fatally gang-raped in a moving bus.

Many such cases have surfaced from time to time that shocks us to our very core. Moreover, such cases compel us to question the efficiency of our current judicial system in curbing such offences and bringing justice to the victims of such heinous crime.

The question that is spreading like wildfire across the nation right now is whether capital punishment (death penalty) is fitting for child rapists or not.

Rape, in general, is considered as one of the most barbaric and inexcusable of offences. The sheer mental, physical and emotional trauma that one goes through cannot even be put in words.

And to inflict all that mentally, physically and emotionally slaughtering trauma on a child is gruesome and appalling. We can’t even begin to imagine the effect it has on an adult, let alone a child.

Due to the recent spine-chilling cases looming over our heads, there is an apparent need to make some amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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In the present scenario, there is a 3-year imprisonment for sexually harassing a child, 5-year imprisonment for sexual assault and 10-years imprisonment for aggravated sexual assault.

Now, there are talks of adoption of capital punishment for people convicted of raping a child below the age of 12.

“I have been deeply, deeply disturbed by the rape case in Kathua and all the recent rape cases that have happened on children. I and the (women and child development) ministry intend to bring an amendment to the POCSO Act asking for death penalty for rape of children below 12 years,” Maneka Gandhi was heard saying in a video, which was uploaded on Twitter.

Many might be against capital punishment thinking that although the anger is justified, the law should not be amended based on a mere public outrage. Moreover, some say that a death penalty will not a serve a deterrent in such cases. That the people willing to commit such crimes will not be afraid to do it just because of the fear of being hanged.

However, in my opinion, the adoption of capital punishment or a death penalty for people convicted of raping a child, is judicious.

Not only will it serve to bring justice to the victim and her family, but will also act as a deterrent, at least on some level. It may even instil the victims and the family members to come out and report the case, as a majority of rape cases go unreported due to the social stigmas attached to it. Moreover, a chemical castration can also serve as a deterrent and inhibit people from getting involved in such crimes.

Be it life imprisonment, chemical castration or capital punishment, such heinous crimes shall not be neglected. The culprits must be penalized duly. Justice should be served in a befitting manner and not in some form of a monetary compensation given to the victim’s family.

Feel free to comment down your thoughts below and contribute in this debate by being an active part of it.

Are you pro-death penalty for child rapists and child sex offenders? Do you think that adopting capital punishment for the crime will act as a deterrent? Do you think it will engrave a fear of death in the minds of future culprits?

Or are you of the opinion that death penalty should be abolished?

If you wish to read another article from a different perspective/point of view before making your own reformed decision, check out the article published in “The Hindu” recently.

Link to the article – Here

This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com  ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused

**Disclaimer – All views expressed in this article are my own and do not reflect the opinions of any entity, agency, organization, employer or company.Kindly do your research and form your own opinion. Do not be swayed by this content solely. This is not meant to influence any individual in any way.**

Divatress – For the Diva in you.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

All of us are aware of the hassles of styling our hair daily. Be it straightening the hair for a party or curling the hair to revamp your style, the struggle of styling the hair is real. Not to mention the harmful effects it has on our hair. The heat from the hair straightener or the curling iron or just a mere hair dryer invariably damage our hair when used day-after-day.

Thus, most women out there suffer from severe hair fall. The split ends and the intense hair fall leads to the deterioration of the hair. Moreover, the scorching heat of the summer season, a large amount of suspended particulate matter in the air present as a pollutant or the contaminated water we unknowingly use to wash our hair, all of it takes a toll on our hair.

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So, how do we stop it? We can’t just stop styling our hair and end up looking like a mess. All of us want to look good. All of us desire to be the best possible version of ourselves. Be it a mom of 3 kids who is always running around the house doing chores and taking care of her kids, or a pop celebrity always on the road – touring, all women want to be able to look in the mirror and feel good about the way they look. Not only does looking good instils in us a tremendous amount of confidence, but it also pushes us to go out there in the world and conquer our goals.

Thus, the way we look, the way we dress, ends up being of utmost importance. And as we all know, the way we style our hair decides how we look.

So, how do you look good, enjoy the ease of styling your hair every day without damaging your hair?

Introducing – Divatress

Divatress is an online e-commerce giant that brings you with the opportunity to adopt a new culture that not only protects your hair from being damaged but also completely revamp your whole look. Divatress is the leading online e-commerce store that offers the widest variety of hair wigs and weaves along with other hair care products.

 

Be it the lace front wigs, human hair weaves, half wigs, braids or even Remy hair wigs, Divatress has it all.

Remy hair is the highest, most pristine quality of natural unprocessed human hair that is often the first choice when it comes to hair extensions and wigs. You know how good the celebs look with those luscious hair extensions that are indistinguishable from the actual hair. Guess what, you can have that too now. All you must do is visit Divatress.com, surf through the thousands of products available on the site and choose the product that you think will make you look and feel like a diva every time you look in the mirror.

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These are hand-made, big, luscious braids that will completely spice up your look.

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Divatress has a huge clientele, ranging from professional stylists/beauticians to stay-at-home mothers. Everyone prefers Divatress. After all, it reignites the Diva in YOU.

5 Fitness Tips from My Daily Routine – #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

The everyday struggles of earning bread for the family has resulted in all of us being callous about our fitness. As a result, most of us are becoming indolent and sluggish. We are befalling to be work-shy and end up procrastinating not only when it comes to sustaining a healthy lifestyle, but also in our day-to-day activities. Moreover, with summers just a short distance away, the sluggishness is on the rise. Thus, there is a need to necessitate the incorporation of fitness into our daily routine.

I, being a workaholic, have often struggled with being drained throughout the day and found myself procrastinating and unable to take care of my health. However, I wanted to change my lifestyle to address this issue. I wanted to be energetic and lively. So, I made some changes in my daily routine AND IT WORKED LIKE A WONDER.

People often don’t realize the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Not only does it keep you active, but it also results in you being efficient in whatever it is that you do.

Here are the 5 fitness tips from my daily routine that resulted in a new and rejuvenated me.

  1. Start your day with drinking 2-3 glasses of lukewarm water.

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It’s funny how we fail to integrate something as easy as drinking water in our daily routine. I cannot stress the importance of keeping ourselves hydrated enough. Starting your day with drinking 2-3 glasses of lukewarm water will help detoxify your system and give you a much-required jump start. It’s also beneficial for your skin.

You may use INSTACUPPA to help consume more and more water.

INSTACUPPA is a 100% food safe, FDA approved product which helps you infuse water with all the natural fruits, vegetables and herbs that you can think of.

To know more about INSTACUPPA, feel free to read my detailed post about this product – Here

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  1. Exercise

Firstly, exercising does not mean going to the gym. You don’t necessarily have to go the gym to work out or burn calories.

Maybe go for a 15-20 minute run every morning or a brisk walk in the evening. As long as you manage to incorporate some form of physical activity in your daily routine, preferably something that increases your heart rate by 50% i.e. some form of cardio, you’ll be good. Lack of physical activity will only make you sluggish.

Secondly, exercising daily will not only keep you physically fit, but will also have a soothing effect on your cognizance.

  1. Count your caloric intake

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We need to be aware of the number of calories that we consume daily. Whether you want to shed fat, lose/gain weight or build muscle, you need to know your daily caloric intake and eat accordingly.

I have already written an article on the importance of counting your calories. DO READ my article for to know more everything from calculating your daily caloric intake to using it to lose/gain weight.

To read my article – The science behind weight loss – Click here.

  1. Meditate

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Meditation doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to sit alone with your legs crossed and eyes closed. You can learn to meditate anytime, anywhere. Be it on a bus, or while travelling or during a break, just close your eyes and focus on your breathing for 10 minutes. Try it right now. You will be amazed by how calming/soothing you’ll find it. However, solely focusing on your breathing and not giving in to any other random thought process is not that easy and will take some practice. Remember, it’s not just about being physically fit. Your mental health is just as important.

  1. Stay away from Junk Food

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No amount of exercise will result in you getting closer to your fitness goals as long as you eat junk food. You need to keep away from junk food/food that is full of preservatives and shift towards organic and all-natural homemade food. A balanced diet is essential.

This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com  ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused

5 Things That Make Me Happy

We, as human beings, have an innate propensity to seek happiness. Our whole life is being guided by an indefinite intention to attain happiness. Blinded by this crippling desire to “be happy”, we often find ourselves to be crawling in the mud in hopes of achieving the lifelong dream, that is to “be happy”. Our definition of happiness seems to be flawed. We tend to seek happiness in materialistic things. Be it the new iPhone X or a new car, the idea of owning a new piece of technology or a shiny new toy appeals to us, and thus, indeed make us happy. However, this happiness is ephemeral. It is short lived. It cannot be sustained forever. Over time, a newer version of an iPhone would launch or a new desire to own another asset would develop, compelling us to get behind it. Such a mindset often leads to disappointment in an individual. One cannot just keep buying new things, right? Not being able to buy/own a thing that you think will make you happy will lead to disappointment.

Thus, we need to define the term “happiness” first. Someone might experience happiness in travelling and exploring different places across the globe, while someone else might find it in writing/reading a book or in music. Whatever the case may be, it won’t be the same for everyone and it certainly won’t be something materialistic.

Since people are so eager to find happiness in frivolous titles or in shiny new things, they often miss out on the areas, that if conquered, may lead to true happiness. Such areas go unnoticed in our prime and haunt us in our dotage.

Here are the 5 things that make me happy.

  1. Travelling

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Ever since I was a kid, I have been enamoured by the idea of being able to explore every nook and cranny of the world we live in. Thus, I have always found myself to be keen on travelling around the world and interacting with different individuals living in different places. Not only does travelling bring me immense happiness, but it also brings a certain sense of calm to my demeanour. Moreover, being able to interact with different people has helped me perceive the world through different lenses. I have travelled 5 countries on 3 different continents, namely Dubai, Paris, London, Kiev and Hong Kong, and I hope to never stop travelling. Feel free to check out the article I wrote about my trip to Dubai.

To read about my experiences in Dubai – Click Here

  1. Family & Friends

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I have always been the guy who gave preference to my family and friends over work. Spending time with family is an absolute necessity. I see people drowning themselves in work or being depreciated in the quest for money. What they don’t realize is the importance of friends and family in our lives. My friends and family provide me with the emotional and mental support in times of distress and help me conquer my goals.

Every achievement is accentuated when I’m with my friends and family. I am thankful to have such amazing and caring people in my life.

  1. Blogging

Blogging has been a new-found obsession for me. Being a social media influencer for over 5 years, I always wanted to dive into blogging. From starting my own blog 3 months ago – techandtravellife.wordpress.com, to now having built my own website – techtravelandlife.com, blogging does make me happy. Moreover, I recently bagged my first international campaign for cars.com. Being able to monetize my passion is a pure bliss. To check out my international campaign for cars.com – Click here

  1. Progression

Being a competitive guy, progression is something that I have always fixated on. Setting daily, monthly and yearly goals and then working hard to achieve them, all lead to progress. Thus, for me, to always keep progressing in life is not only a conscious mandatory choice, but it also makes me happy.

  1. Life

One of the most important thing in life is to be grateful for being alive. There is a 400 trillion to 1 ratio for us to be born as a human in this world. However, we just walk around cribbing about our problems and fixating on the things that didn’t go right. I tend to fixate on the fact that I’m alive and healthy. Gratitude towards life itself and this feeling of being alive fills my heart with jubilation.

This post is written as a part of the “Happiness blog train” presented by Blogsikka and Mom’s Methods and sponsored by Nayasa”. Nayasa has come up with a new range of bottles. This range of bottles are insulated, they maintain the liquid’s temperature inside the bottle either hot or cold. The new designs are practical and aesthetic. From holding in palms to the cap, everything is designed carefully.

I would like to thank Shubhada, who writes at  RainbowDiaries – A Parenting, Lifestyle and Food blog , for starting this train and introducing me.

The next station in this train is www.flavorsofworld.com by Priyanka. She is a lifestyle ,Parenting blogger and social media influencer from last 3 years.

 

 

 

5 Useful WordPress Plugins – #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

You’re probably aware of the mammoth that powers 30% of the internet. Yes, I’m talking about WordPress. It is a platform that helps you build your own blog, online portfolio or website in the easiest and most convenient way possible. Most of the blogs or websites that you surf daily are powered by WordPress. You may start up with a free WordPress account or you may opt for a premium account with added features. Whatever the case may be, getting your blog/website up and running has never been easier.

WordPress provides an enormous of supply of themes, both free and paid, for you to create the best website possible. All of this at the click of a button.

Apart from the 350+ themes, you may take advantage of the unlimited number of WordPress plugins that are available.

What is a WordPress plugin?

A plugin is a piece of software that helps you perform a specific function without going through the hassle of writing hours and hours of code. All you have to do is install the plugin and it would automatically be integrated with your WordPress site, thus making your job a lot easier.

For the average joe using WordPress for the first time, the very idea of choosing the best possible plugins that might be crucial for the growth of a website may seem like an intimidating job. Thus, I came up with the 5 useful WordPress plugins that you may like.

  1. Yoast SEO

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With over 5 million active installations, Yoast SEO by Team Yoast is the most widely adopted SEO plugin that is used by millions of people worldwide. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a way to ‘hack’ your way into the unpaid or organic search results of any search engine. Yoast SEO helps you attract more traffic from search engines like bing and google and diverts it to your website or web page.

  1. Jetpack for WordPress

 

 

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If you have ever been worried about not being able to design your website the way you always wanted to, or about not doing justice to your vision regarding the design and layout of your website, then Jetpack for WordPress is the right plugin for you. Jetpack for WordPress is the hassle-free way to design, build and optimize your website.

  1. W3 Total Cache

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Is your site taking an hour (metaphorically speaking) to load? W3 Total Cache will increase your website performance at least 10 times. With everyone on the internet being in a hurry and people having the attention span of a 2-year-old child, you do not want your website to be slow. W3 Total Cache has an integrated content delivery network (CDN) which helps reduce the page load time, increase visitor time and improves web surfer performance.

  1. VaultPress

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VaultPress is by far the ultimate solution to backing up your website. It backs up all the posts, comments or other changes that you make to your website in real-time. Thus, your website is safe from threats like hackers, malware or host-outages. It is made by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.

  1. WooCommerce

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If you have plans to set up an online store on your website, WooCommerce is the plugin you’re looking for. Many websites are setting up online e-commerce stores to sell stuff online. If you wish to do the same, go for WooCommerce. It gives you complete control of your store and will help you sell anything, anywhere. It also furnishes your website with extensive payment options like bank transfers, major credit cards & debit cards, PayPal, Amazon payments etc.

This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com  ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused

 

Learn to Travel – #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

 

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Be it the innate curiosity of a child, the rebellious nature of a teenager or an adult – eager to escape, all of us have this immense desire to travel and to explore, irrespective of the stage of life we’re at. However, we do not satiate our desires but often inhibit them. A child wanting to travel is turned down by the overprotective parents. A teen’s willingness to explore the world alone is crushed beneath the mountain of expectations and the urgency of accomplishments.

Then comes the helpless adult human being, unable to step out of the monotonous routine that she/he trapped herself/himself in, just to sustain the feasibility and cost of living. At the end of it all, we are left with the regret of not exploring more, of not extracting more out of life, and of not following our passions; eventually settling for less.

Thus, one needs to travel. One needs to learn how to travel.

There are a lot of myths associated with travelling, like it’s not safe out there or that you need to have a lot of money to travel. Well, that’s not necessarily the case. You don’t need to have a lot of money to travel. Just a bit of courage to start. We all talk about how one day we’re going to travel and explore every nook and cranny of the world, but that day never really comes. Not for most of them out there making such claims. Thus, you need to start now.

Talking about the travel expenses, it can be divided into three categories.

  1. Transport
  2. Accommodation
  3. Food and everything else

Your travelling expenses can be minimised if you take note of the following few travelling tips.

  • Hitch Hike – Don’t shy away from asking for a lift. More than often, someone will stop and offer you a ride. Feel free to engage and interact with them and exchange stories.
  • Volunteer for Transport/Accommodation – As you travel, you may come upon many opportunities where you can work interchange for accommodation or a free ride forward.
  • Get a sleeping bag – You may save money by camping by the side of the road and saving money.
  • Start a blog/vlog – With internet on the rise, you may start a blog or a vlog. You can use it to document your journey and share your experiences with the world. You might even make some money.

All these will certainly minimise your travelling expenses and make it more affordable. This is not a lavish way of travelling, but you will be able to tour the world and earn priceless experiences. Who knows, you may even find yourself.

Just have the courage to step out because “to travel, is to live”.

This post is inspired by Tomislav Perko, who travelled across the globe with almost no money. Feel free to check out his eye-opening TEDx Talk.

To watch his TEDx Talk – Click here.

To buy his book ‘1000 days of Spring’ – Click here.

This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com  ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused