Thursday, 22 December 2016

Some Intresting Facts..!!!Why is Christmas Day on the 25th December?

Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God.
The name 'Christmas' comes from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus). A Mass service (which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist) is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. The 'Christ-Mass' service was the only one that was allowed to take place after sunset (and before sunrise the next day), so people had it at Midnight! So we get the name Christ-Mass, shortened to Christmas.
Christmas is now celebrated by people around the world, whether they are Christians or not. It's a time when family and friends come together and remember the good things they have. People, and especially children, also like Christmas as it's a time when you give and receive presents!

The Date of Christmas

No one knows the real birthday of Jesus! No date is given in the Bible, so why do we celebrate it on the 25th December? The early Christians certainly had many arguments as to when it should be celebrated! Also, the birth of Jesus probably didn't happen in the year 1 but slightly earlier, somewhere between 2 BCE/BC and 7 BCE/BC (there isn't a 0 - the years go from 1 BC/BCE to 1!).
The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December.
There are many different traditions and theories as to why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th. A very early Christian tradition said that the day when Mary was told that she would have a very special baby, Jesus (called the Annunciation) was on March 25th - and it's still celebrated today on the 25th March. Nine months after the 25th March is the 25th December! March 25th was also the day some early Christians thought the world had been made, and also the day that Jesus died on when he was an adult.
December 25th might have also been chosen because the Winter Solstice and the ancient pagan Roman midwinter festivals called 'Saturnalia' and 'Dies Natalis Solis Invicti' took place in December around this date - so it was a time when people already celebrated things.
The Winter Solstice is the day where there is the shortest time between the sun rising and the sun setting. It happens on December 21st or 22nd. To pagans this meant that the winter was over and spring was coming and they had a festival to celebrate it and worshipped the sun for winning over the darkness of winter. In Scandinavia, and some other parts of northern Europe, the Winter Solstice is known as Yule and is where we get Yule Logs from. In Eastern Europe the mid-winter festival is called Koleda.
The Roman Festival of Saturnalia took place between December 17th and 23rd and honoured the Roman god Saturn. Dies Natalis Solis Invicti means 'birthday of the unconquered sun' and was held on December 25th (when the Romans thought the Winter Solstice took place) and was the 'birthday' of the Pagan Sun god Mithra. In the pagan religion of Mithraism, the holy day was Sunday and is where get that word from!
Early Christians might have given this festival a new meaning - to celebrate the birth of the Son of God 'the unconquered Son'! (In the Bible a prophesy about the Jewish savior, who Christians believe is Jesus, is called 'Sun of Righteousness'.)
The Jewish festival of Lights, Hanukkah starts on the 25th of Kislev (the month in the Jewish calendar that occurs at about the same time as December). Hanukkah celebrates when the Jewish people were able to re-dedicate and worship in their Temple, in Jerusalem, again following many years of not being allowed to practice their religion.
Jesus was a Jew, so this could be another reason that helped the early Church choose December the 25th for the date of Christmas!
Christmas had also been celebrated by the early Church on January 6th, when they also celebrated the Epiphany (which means the revelation that Jesus was God's son) and the Baptism of Jesus. Now Epiphany mainly celebrates the visit of the Wise Men to the baby Jesus, but back then it celebrated both things! Jesus's Baptism was originally seen as more important than his birth, as this was when he started his ministry. But soon people wanted a separate day to celebrate his birth.
Most of the world uses the 'Gregorian Calendar' implemented by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. Before that the 'Roman' or Julian Calendar was used (named after Julius Caesar). The Gregorian calendar is more accurate that the Roman calendar which had too many days in a year! When the switch was made 10 days were lost, so that the day that followed the 4th October 1582 was 15th October 1582. In the UK the change of calendars was made in 1752. The day after 2nd September 1752 was 14th September 1752.
Many Orthodox and Coptic Churches still use the Julian Calendar and so celebrate Christmas on the 7th January (which is when December 25th would have been on the Julian calendar). And the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates it on the 6th January! In some part of the UK, January 6th is still called 'Old Christmas' as this would have been the day that Christmas would have celebrated on, if the calendar hadn't been changed. Some people didn't want to use the new calendar as they thought it 'cheated' them out of 11 days!
Christians believe that Jesus is the light of the world, so the early Christians thought that this was the right time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. They also took over some of the customs from the Winter Solstice and gave them Christian meanings, like HollyMistletoe and even Christmas Carols!
St Augustine was the person who really started Christmas in the UK by introducing Christianity in the 6th century. He came from countries that used the Roman Calendar, so western countries celebrate Christmas on the 25th December. Then people from Britain and Western Europe took Christmas on the 25th December all over the world!

So when was Jesus Born?

There's a strong and practical reason why Jesus might not have been born in the winter, but in the spring or the autumn! It can get very cold in the winter and it's unlikely that the shepherds would have been keeping sheep out on the hills (as those hills can get quite a lot of snow sometimes!).
During the spring (in March or April) there's a Jewish festival called 'Passover'. This festival remembers when the Jews had escaped from slavery in Egypt about 1500 years before Jesus was born. Lots of lambs would have been needed during the Passover Festival, to be sacrificed in the Temple in Jerusalem. Jews from all over the Roman Empire traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival, so it would have been a good time for the Romans to take a census. Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem for the census (Bethlehem is about six miles from Jerusalem).
In the autumn (in September or October) there's the Jewish festival of 'Sukkot' or 'The Feast of Tabernacles'. It's the festival that's mentioned the most times in the Bible! It is when Jewish people remember that they depended on God for all they had after they had escaped from Egypt and spent 40 years in the desert. It also celebrates the end of the harvest. During the festival, Jews live outside in temporary shelters (the word 'tabernacle' come from a latin word meaning 'booth' or 'hut').
Many people who have studied the Bible, think that Sukkot would be a likely time for the birth of Jesus as it might fit with the description of there being 'no room in the inn'. It also would have been a good time to take the Roman Census as many Jews went to Jerusalem for the festival and they would have brought their own tents/shelters with them! (It wouldn't have been practical for Joseph and Mary to carry their own shelter as Mary was pregnant.)
The possibilities for the Star of Bethlehem seems to point either spring or autumn.
So whenever you celebrate Christmas, remember that you're celebrating a real event that happened about 2000 years ago, that God sent his Son into the world as a Christmas present for everyone!
As well as Christmas and the solstice, there are some other festivals that are held in late December. Hanukkah is celebrated by Jews; and the festival of Kwanzaa is celebrated by some Africans and African Americans takes place from December 26th to January 1st.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Winter Style For Indian Women....

1. Short jacket/Blazer
Instead of the usual blouse, try wearing a waist length jacket that obviously goes well with the saree, anarkali or lehenga. I’m not saying a denim jacket here, but when paired with let’s say a contrasting or similar coloured jacket in velvet or silk, it can keep you warm and look oh-so stylish. The jacket can be a Nehru jacket or any style you fancy. Even a black formal blazer with some detailing would work too and this looks equally good with Indian suits. If you don’t want to stich a jacket just for pairing with Indian wear, then by all means pin a lovely broach to your western blazer to add that splash of glam. It will tie the whole outfit together.

2. Sweater

Instead of the blouse you can opt for a much fitted sweater in a solid colour that can be tucked inside your saree petticoat and will drive away the cold as well as make you look fabulous. Even try a polo-neck sweater in black for example and accessorize with chunky jewelry. You can do the same with a lehenga and swap the blouse for a fitted sweater or a cardigan, but leaving the top few and bottom few buttons of the cardigan open, whilst showing a bit of midriff. When wearing a saree, try to just throw the unbuttoned cardi over your shoulders like a cape. So classy! If you love wearing dhoti pants or Patiala suits, skip the top and try it with a chunky or snug sweater. Casual yet stylish and great for winters! You might want to wear leggings beneath the dhoti/Patiala pants for extra warmth.

3. Pants/Leggings

A very simple option of styling a saree is to wear it with some warm leggings and no one can tell and yet you will beat the cold. But, if no one can see your lowers then what fun is that! Try draping your saree in a more Grecian style where your pants (preferably fitted ones) are visible. This gives a fusion look and will make heads turn any day. Pair with pumps instead of usual sandals, so that feet is tucked away in your shoes. You can wear leggings under your lehenga, but would not suggest altering the length of the lehenga and keep your leggings camouflaged. Also try combining an anarkali with knitted tights instead of the churidar. Your legs will be super snug and thanking you. It doesn’t have to match, just contrast.

4 . East Meets West:Jacket and Saree: Do you remember Hema Malini in the song sequence, “Sa re ga ma pa pa…?” I just love the way she had paired her orange saree with a dark blue Kashmiri embroidered jacket. Even though this movie is 40 years old, this kind of fashion is still timeless and can go for years to come Wear a jacket over the saree and drape the pallu around the neck and bring the remaining part in a straight line to the front. This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please reply to the sender and destroy all copies of the original message. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email, and/or any action taken in reliance on the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Where permitted by applicable law, this e-mail and other e-mail communications sent to and from Cognizant e-mail addresses may be monitored.

5.Pretty Shawls and Stoles: A classy winter look is wearing a   rich,embroidered shawl one-side of the shoulder over a saree. This look has been made famous by veteran Bollywood actresses like Sharmila Tagore and Jaya Bacchan.
You can drape a Kashmiri pashmina stole or simple, monotone stoles on kurtis to give it an elegant look.

 6.Cotswool Salwar Kameez: The cotswool fabric keeps you cozy and warm. It removes the need for bundling up in heavy sweaters and thick merinos. Available in lovely shades, this special winter salwar kameez is your best companion for the cold wintersW

Hope you like it.

Please share your feedback.

With Love
Roshni Koul

Monday, 14 November 2016

Signs and Remedies for Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

                                               Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disease in women between the age 18 to 44 years in the todays modern world with bad life style. This problem mainly arises due to increased levels of the androgens (male hormones) in women. The causes are both genetic and the environmental i.e Life style problems.

A) Common signs and symptoms of PCOS problem are :

   Irregular periods – You may face irregular periods with a gap of even 3-4 Months or more.

        Increased weight – Your weight will be increased abruptly. This may be due to many reasons like    increased levels of insulin in your body which will lead to Type II Diabetes.
        In certain cases it is seen that even under weight or right weight women also gets PCOS due to    unhealthy Lifestyle.

        Facial hair – you will be facing facial hair growth all your body and specially on Face.

         Acne / Pigmentation and other outbursts on the face 

         Hair fall – Hair fall will increase.

        Mood swings – There would be sudden and severe Mood swings specially in periods.

        Unable to conceive – Infertility is the main problem which PCOS will give you .

All the above changes will be so abrupt in your body due to PCOS you would not know.

B) Steps to overcome PCOS :

1. Regular Exercise for minimum 30-40 Minutes everyday and maintaining healthy weight as per the BMI Chart is must. If you maintain your weight , approx 50% problem of PCOS is solved.

Try some Yoga poses in the below links -

2. Avoid all the carbohydrate , Fatty, Junk , Oily , hypoglycemic index , Meat ,soy and sugary Foods. Eat healthy and home made food. Quit Coffee immediately. Eat your food in small intervals and small portions. Complete your dinner max by 9 o clock. and give a gap of 1-2 Hours before sleeping. Have a balanced diet. 

3. Keep yourself hydrated with water . Drink approx 10 glasses of water. 
In the morning drink lemon juice mixed with salt and ACV(Apple Cider Vinegar).
 ACV is a perfect home remedy for PCOS. There are many more ingredients as home remedies available in the internet. But i personally recommend ACV . I am using Lemon Juice with ACV from past two years and have been benefited from this drink in my body weight, periods regularity, Skin problems and hair problems.

4. Stress a major factor that leads to PCOS. Keep all the stress /tension aside, Everything would be alright soon. There is no need to be panic. Stress hits directly to your body and gives output in  the form of every part like, Irregular periods, hair fall, skin problems, acne, weight gain, stomach problems, and many more. Nothing is more important than your health. So try to be as stress free as possible.

5. Proper sleep and rest - At-least 7-8 hours of sleep is must. otherwise less sleep would deteriorate your health.

6. Avoid Smoking and drinking. Its poisonous for your body and will alleviate the PCOS. 

7. Consult a Doctor , Track your periods and its irregularity. specially if you are trying to conceive. 
Get your tests of Insulin, diabetes etc done as recommended by Doctor.
Women who are trying to conceive, should consult a doctor first and at the same time they can follow a healthy life style. By following few of the above steps might help to overcome PCOS easily.

For More detailed information on PCOS and above mentioned information, Please connect with us.

We would love to hear from you and appreciate your Feedback's in the comments section below.

Take good care of yourself. 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

DIY : How to Re Use your Broken Lipsticks?

Hey beautiful Ladies , Hope you all are doing fine.

We all know the pain if our expensive lipsticks are broken and then we are not able to use it the way we can.
But now we have come with an excellent DIY Project which will sought all these problems.
you can absolutely do it at home.Its that super simple.

So lets us start Step by Step -

A) Things you will need handy:

1. Candle -1 No
2. Match Box -1 No
3. Table spoon -1 No
4. One Old empty container of eye shadow/ Lip Balm/ Foundation/Shimmer.
5. Small brush / Old lip Gloss /Lipstick brush

B) Step Wise procedure :

1. Light the candle.
2. Take the table spoon and put the broken lipstick on it
3. Put the Spoon with lipstick on the flame A bit above the end of flame.
4. Wait till your lipstick melts fully on the spoon.
5. Put immediately the melted lipstick in the container you have.
6. Wait till the lipstick in the container is cooled down for approximately an hour or so.
7. Your lipstick is ready to use again with same color with your brush.

I have tried the same with my lipstick. you can check the below photographs.

Good luck Ladies and Save your Lipsticks.

Do post your feedback's in the comment section , We would love to hear from you.
Take Good care  of yourself.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

North Indian Style Yummy Pohe for Breakfast

Hello all Beautiful Women, 

North Indian Style Yummy Pohe for Breakfast is a quick and easy to make thing. It will save your time.

The Below Recipe is made for Two Persons and Quantity can be increased or decreased as per the No of people.

Ingredients with Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

1.       Mota Poha – Two Cups spray a little water on POHA and drain it immediately and then Keep it aside.
2.       Raw Peanuts  - Half Cup
3.       Onion -1 small Piece
4.       Green Chilli – One No or as per your taste
5.       Garlic – Two cloves
6.       Ginger – Small pieces
7.       Potato –One or two Nos small ones


Step Wise Cooking Method – (Cooking Time – 20 -30 Minutes)

1.       First Take the Peanuts and shallow fry them for five minutes until they have Golden brown colour . Take out from the pan. Peanuts should not be cooked for more time otherwise taste would be changed .

2.       After removing the peanuts, Shallow fry the Potato pieces for about ten minutes for brown colour. Take potatoes also from the pan.
Note that you can add more vegetables to Poha and Fry in the same way with Potates Like Cauliflower, Beans Etc to make it more filling and healthy.

 3.       Then put one or two table spoon oil in the pan and put the ¼ Spoon of Jeera,  Garlic, ginger , Onion and Chillies in the pan. Cook until they attain a good cooked texture of golden Brown.
Note that in this method I have not used Ginger and Garlic. It depends on your choice to use them.


4.       After all the above ingredients are cooked, add peanuts and potatoes in the pane , Add Salt to taste, ¼th Spoon of Turmeric powder and 1/4th spoon of Garam Masala. Stir Well.


5.        Now add your wet POHA in the pan . Now you have to stir it so well that all ingredients will get mixed with POHA and it will have its perfect yellow color.

6.       Cook for approx. Five More Minutes.

7.       Serve Poha in the plate and garnish it with some lemon Juice and Dhaniya Leaves. You can also add some crispy mixture for garnish purpose.


Have a lovely Breakfast. We would appreciate your feedbacks. 
With Love allwomenlove

Sunday, 16 October 2016


Hey there!! All beautiful ladies. Hope you are doing fine? 

We are here with Top Ten Women Health Tips for a confident and beautiful woman.

1. your well-being.
We know you have a lot of responsibilities, but it's important to take care of your health.
You have to eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. Try to set aside some time for doing things you enjoy and staying in touch with those who mean the most to you.

2. Let go of stereotypes.
Although women's rights have come a long way over the years, many women continue to face obstacles related to their gender. From stereotypes and inequality to discrimination, abuse and violence, women's issues persist today— at home, in the workplace, and in society—even in progressive areas of the world.

3. your mental and physical health.
Talk to your health care provider about stress, anxiety, and depression, and about the health effects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism—which can be more serious in women. Follow recommendations for routine health care—including regular exams and immunizations, prenatal care, and vision, hearing, and dental care.

4. Health issues that are more common in women.
Women are more likely than men to experience medical conditions like urinary tract problems—UTIs, overactive bladder, incontinence—joint pain and osteoarthritis, migraine headaches, and others. Know your family history, and contact your health care provider if you develop any new symptoms or experience chronic pain

5. Don't smoke.
According to the Studies, more women are affected by smoking-related conditions than in the past, and smoking is now the largest preventable cause of death among women (and men). Quitting is the best way to improve your health and avoid exposing your family to dangerous secondhand smoke.

6. Risk for heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women (and men) ; however, women are more likely to die following a heart attack. Women also have a higher risk of—and additional risk factors for—stroke. Talk to your health care provider about your heart health.

7. Healthy weight
Women typically have less muscle and more fat than men, and are usually smaller. Therefore, they need fewer calories to maintain a healthy body weight and activity level. Be sure to eat a well-balanced diet, get regular exercise and physical activity, and keep your BMI within a healthy range.

8. Reproductive health.
Sexual health is an important part of overall health. Reproductive concerns include menstruation, contraception, infertility, breast health, female cancers, pregnancy and breastfeeding, menopause, etc. Talk to your health care provider about safer sex, STD prevention, and screening procedures you need to stay healthy.

9. Bone health
Osteoporosis is a progressive disease characterized by low bone density, bone fragility, and susceptibility to hip, spine, and wrist fractures. Did you know that eighty percent of people with osteoporosis are women? Be sure to get enough calcium, vitamin D, and weight-bearing exercise—and don’t smoke—to reduce your risk.

10. Get enough iron and folic acid.
Iron and folic acid (or folate) help promote good health and energy levels and decrease the risk of birth defects. Iron-rich foods include meat, fish, kale, spinach, beans, lentils and fortified breads and cereals. Folic acid is found in fortified foods, dietary supplements, citrus fruits, leafy greens, beans, and peas.

Take good care of your health and stay healthy.