July 30, 2019

Book Review - Shhh! Don't Talk About Mental Health by Arjun Gupta

Hello Everyone…

Today I am going to Review a newly launched Book - Shhh! Don't Talk About Mental Health by Arjun Gupta
The Title of the book and the three monkeys on the cover page grabbed my attention and I couldn’t resist to give it a read. The author has very neatly presented his thoughts in a very different perspective supported with hard work and research.
People still lack awareness about mental illness and address the mentally sick people  by names like Lunatic, insane, wild, and unstable. The ill-treatment towards those people is still on. Not like the olden days they have not beaten or chained today but the most sophisticated methods have been used. Their family, friends, and society abandon them or keep their distance, which makes them more isolated and tend to harm themselves.
Yashasvi at the age of 19 suffer from clinical depression, and it took him two long years to recover. The story focuses on the history of depression, clique theories, and the mentality of society towards the sufferer. Back in 500 to 1400 CE, people believed that the mind of a mentally ill was possessed by a demon and the priests do lotta this and that’s to get rid of the spirit. In 1247, Bethlem hospital was established in London for the mentally sick, but they were chained, beaten, and experimented on.
The most interesting part of the book is the historical facts about the Mentall Illness, the treatment, the stigmas attached to it and the prejudice.
He also talks about the people in the past, who had brought fruitful changes in  the society. One among them is Clifford Beers, He developed depression and suffered physical abuse, humiliation, and mistreatment, but he overcame and wrote a book. Though he was neither a doctor nor a psychiatrist, his work is highly honoured and he is considered as a father of Mental Health in America.

Mentally depressed person should be treated with utmost love and care which plays a major role in their recovery. If a person didn't get the timely care, and support from their family and friends, they tend to isolate themselves that leads to self-harm. One should need to understand and identify the symptoms of mental illness and get treated immediately..
 The book deals with a notion which is not considered paramount. The difference between mental and physical illness, emotional intelligence, the biopsychosocial model, the role of media and movies played, the stigma and stress comes with the disorder are explained in a subtle language. When the voices in your head become your worst enemy, the pain is unbearable. The emotional outbursts, angriness, and suicidal thoughts make a person more miserable and vulnerable. So instead of telling them to get over with it or get a life, try to understand their situation. Don't ignore, rant, or scold them. Talk to them when they are comfortable and ready. I would recommend this book and Kudos to the Author.

My Rating - 5 out of 5 stars
Publisher - Notion Press
Genre - Psychology
Publishing year - 2019
Language - English
Pages - 203

This Book review is a part of  Blogchatter Book review Program

June 25, 2019

Inside my Hand bag.

Hello Friends
Welcome to my blog....

Today I am going to reveal the secret. yeah I am going to show you whats in my Hand bag???

OK first let me you my Hand bag, which is a red Colour Butterfly handbag. Actually it is a gift from my sister. I never purchase handbags and cosmetics. because my sister always purchases those products for me before it get worn out.

So this is my Beautiful bag. I am using this bag for the past two years it is still good and i hope it will last till this year end.

Then, inside my handbag in one side of my first compartment there are two pockets. In one pocket i keep my mobile and in the other i will keep my ID card, head set and small plastic box which contains a pen drive, OTG and a bluetooth ear phone. My hubby gave me this bluetooth ear phone and OTG. The bat shaped Pen drive is a gift from Blogger for an article some time back. This beautiful  key chain with key of my office drawer is kinderjoy toy gifted by the little ones. This is so special to me.

Coming to the first compartment, there will be a scribbling pad and a purse. Scribbling pad I use to write anything & everything that comes into my mind. my passport size photo and few cards. Its neither debit nor credit cards its only just Business cards that some one gives me. I dont carry money in my purse as my hubby drops me and picks me from office. so very rarely i will have money in my purse otherwise it will be there for naam ke vaasthu.

In my second compartment. Coolers will be there to protect my eyes from scorching sun as i travel in bike with my hubby. My mom & hubby keeps a small dry fruits box  to keep me energetic with so much of love and care as I skip my breakfast frequently. But I forget to eat that also. That is a different story.then a small container of  pain balm. then a small pouch of cosmetics which has few make up products like nivea lip moisturizer with strawberry flavour. lakme compact powder, Elle 18 eye liner, bindi and kumkum container and a comb.

A sanitary napkin in the middle zip for safety purpose.

Pen will be there in the front zip.

These are the things that i carry in my bag.


June 17, 2019

Silver Hair Sins

Title - Silver Hair Sins

Author - Saumick Pal

Cover Design - AuthorsUp Front

Genre- Fiction, Publisher - The Write Place

Hello Everyone...

This is Prabhavathi as you all know...

Today I am going to Review book named  Silver Hair Sins by Saumick Pal.

This Book was sent to me by the Author . I  received this book on a fine sunday morning through Amazon and i read this book in a single go as it has just 166 pages.The language is simple and easy to read & understand.

Oh my God, I forget to tell you the unique feature of this book.  Silver Hair Sins is one of India’s first visual-fiction, with more than half of the thriller narrated by cinematized photographs. The story is crisp without any boring,lenghty and unwanted explainations.

the story has been set in future towards the end of 21st century. During that time, the religion and political divide has reached its peak, and technology steps in to save humanity. all the religions are emrged to create ‘One God AI’ (Artificial Intelligence)

 The story revolves around Akbar, Meera, Azad, Aasma and Mary. What do they go through  with the silver chip infused in their bodies. which  had all the details stored which included the criminal activities of the citizen. The evolution of human life and how it gets integrated into technology in the future has been portrayed in this novel.

Kudos to the author for bringing up the fresh content which takes the curiosity to next.  I would definitely recommend this perfect weekend read and 4 stars out of five.... 

June 8, 2019

plumeria love

I  clicked this picture infront of Orange flats in Vadapalani. actually i like these flowers  very much sometime back i used to decorate my urli with these beauties. Now these flowers were out of my reach because those flowers are almost near first floor. so i just captured the pink plumeria flowers in my Samsung Galaxy mobile sitting on my hubby bike.

June 7, 2019

Piece of Cake

Hello Everyone...
welcome to my page... here is another weekend and I am inviting you all to have piece of this tasty piece of cake on the birthday of the princess.

Every month we have either a birthday or a wedding day celebration either in my office or at home. so its always fun and joy.

June 2, 2019

Lets Celebrate Parents Day

While going through the old trunk of my Dad. Today i Found this Beautiful Photograph of my loving  Parents. though it is in Black and white. it is so pretty and they look amazing. Mom looks like a old telugu film heroine and dad looks like the famous actor Nageswara rao 
I love my parents....

Girly Things

Marble treasure box is my mom's gift which i love a lot because its my moms gift and secondly for its intricate carvings with a tiny lock. i stored some of my accessorises in this box.

I love bangles and i have all variety of Bangles like glass, metal, lacquer, mud, thread and many more. after purchasing this Bangle stand it was pretty easy for me to store the bangles.

i brought this Bangle stand at Kalahasti. it has six holding stems with neatly varnished rose wood. so i like it so much.

This round shaped blue treasue box is a gift from my SIL, the best part of this box is... it has s small mirror inside.

Bangles that i have bought in the Chudi Bazzar in Hyderabad is now dangling in my bangle stand. isnt that look nice....????

Guthi Vankaya for Food Carnival

Food Carnival at Kids school is a Master chef competition for parents. Yes the boy  has to take some Andhra Dish and present in the Food carnival conducted in his school. So finally The Gutthi Vankaya koora is ready for the competition.

Pinky Bright bougainvillea

actually i clicked this picture in the evening. that is why  i couldnt able to capture the colour  

Tiny idol of Meenakshi amman

This is  the cutest tiny of Meenatchi amman idol. Every Friday mom takes so much pain to clean the tiny idols and pooja items that is made of brass.

I love the this tiny idol and today i got the opportunity to click the snap of the mathaji.

Jai mata di.

Barbie Doll for Baby Girl

Barbie dolls are meant for baby girls. yeah you are right. This pretty bluee barbie doll is a gift from my brother for the little Gudiya rani who is his pretty niece.

infact i love this doll very much. so i dont want to unbox the doll. but my niece was so adamant to open it so we opened it and i grabbed a click.

May 29, 2019

My Granny

My Granny is a very strong women and a hard worker. She was such an amazing person who was so active... no no hyper active till her death. She cooked her food, washed clothes what not... She did everything my her own till the end. She passed away at the age of  80 years due to Kidney failure.

Miss you so much Gran... Love you ever....

May 19, 2019

Gulmohar Love

HI and Hello...
Gulmohar is one of my favourite tree that blooms in summer with dark red flowers...

I am happy and lucky to have tree in my office campus and very much to see this summer blooms. it always brings back the nostalgic moments of my childhood.

Birthday of the Dolly

Helooo Everyone....

Here I am Celebrating another brithday party of Haarika with so much joy. This time we are another different cake, i mean it is a rainbow cake for the darling doll. 

Barbie Doll for the Baby Doll

Barbie doll cake for the lovely baby doll on her Birthday.

May 17, 2019

Clothes folding in seconds

Gudiya rani bring the clothes from the terrace ma. She refused to do the work as she had severe legs due to March practising so she asked her brother to do instead. He too refused  and the quarrell begin between them.

Somehow i had convinced them and  requested the little boy to bring down the clothes as the sun is setting down and we should not let the clothes till dusk. so he brought the clothes. then i asked him to fold the clothes watching tv. i also added that i will hot samosas while he folds the clothes. he agreed saying that not to give any samosa as she didn't do any work.

In my childhood, i used to help my mom with all this house while my brother used to play outside with friends either Goli(marbles) or top. By the time it is a routine work in our childhood. early morning starts with cooking of breakfast, then washing clothes and drying them. cleaning the vessels and again cooking for lunch. Preparation of lunch is not an easy task those days. Masalas and chutneys has to ground by hand using the old aged stones.

Now due to development in technology, Mixer Grinder, juicer, blender, Wet grinder, Washing machine has been came into use to ease the work of the women toiling themselves in kitchen. Technology has changed the grinding and washing machines but the task remained same for women. when comes to household chores, everyone thinks it’s a women’s task???? I don't know who nurtured this strategy.

women are equally working like men and lending their hand to support financially. so Men should also so-operate women and help her at home. to bring this change, we have to start teaching our little ones since from their childhood.

So my lovely chellakutty is readily available at all times to me. Clothes folding is not an easy task when comes to fold the seven yards saree of mom & Granny, the lengthy dhothi of Grandpa and the heavy big blankets and bed covers. Other than these clothes folding is ok ok task. Generally I love to fold small clothes in my childhood to help my mom.

Now the little boy is doing the same along with his sister. He brings all the sun dried clothes from the terrace as I or my mom can't climb the stairs of two floors. He simply run through the stairs and picks all the clothes sometimes along with the clips that we kept on the clothes from flying away. So here is video of cloth folding of my little darling.

Now he had learnt to fold the clothes as well along with other household chores. He will always be there to lend hand to me. When I reach the home by cab he immediately runs to the door and helps me to climb down the cab to the wheelchair.

He is such a sweetheart. Here is the short video of my darling folding clothes in seconds.

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May 16, 2019

My Birthday Celebrations

Birthday cakes that are bought by brother on my Birthdays... a simple way of expressing love with sweet surprise

May 12, 2019

Amma....the name of Love...

Amma...the name of love... I love my amma so much.... Today is Mothers Day and iam posting the Beautiful Photos of Amma...

Just a two weeks before Amma got mild Stroke and hospitalised. I was panicked and kept mumbling praying and wiping off the tears. Everyone tried to consoled me but in vain. I am very much attached to amma then my siblings. I love her so much.

Luckily God had heard my prayers and gave my mamma  back safely to me. still she is under medication and feeling kinda weak. I am very super happy as she is with me and want to be with me forever....

So Amma, wish you happy Mothers Day Amma.... Long Live Amma with same smile forever....

May 11, 2019

Popsicle Mania

Summer is here and so the summer vacations... Thinking of some creative stuff to keep your kids busy.... Just two things is enough to get really crafty...

Have you ever thought of turning the popsicle sticks into a  home decor using your magic h(w)and ?
if not try these ones... You turn is trash into treasure by drizzling your creativity. we can make lamp shades, Pen stands, Flower vases,jewellery box and even wall clock... now lets take a glue & sticks and get crafty this summer.

Decorate your home with some creative stuff made by yourself instead of spending your hard earned money.

Turn your leisure tome into a treasure. you can do lot many things with the popsicle sticks.

Manikandan Birthday

Manikandan Birthday celebrations at office with the New CAO (Mr.Varadharajan SIr). That was the first and last birthday he celebrated in our office as he left the office.

Rakhi is ready..

Toddlers turn

Tiny little adorable feet with the Kappu...

white Hibiscus