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#DesiIndianSwag - Happy Diwali

Here’s wishing all my readers a Dhamakedaar & non- patakedaar Diwali !
Enjoy and stay safe !
Remember – It’s the festival of lights and not noise & smoke…..so lets celebrate this Diwali with smartness. No fireworks and definitely no bombs !
3 cheers to the #DesiIndianSwag !!
Hip Hip Hurray !

Happy Diwali !

The "I just don't care" attitude

One of the perks of being on Snapchat ? You get to see the most hilarious and trending stories.

In one of my earlier posts, I wrote about the Clinton vs Trump First Presidential Debate (thanks to Snapchat) and here's another one :


A man in Starbucks sits calmly even as the cafe gets flooded in Hong Kong
Hasn't he ever heard of flood water containing infections ? Or is it that he is just confident and trusts his age old immunity to take care of him ? Whatever the reason, he sure makes quite a picture.

#Chaiwala

Do I really have to say anything more about this ? #chaiwala has now become a trending topic. Trust people to come out with weird hashtags !


Student Life

You have definitely lived the #studentlife if you have had to do these things.
3 cheers to education ! It's made you the person who you are.

Are we PRACTICAL ??

I have a subject in college called Foundation Course. At first it seemed quite boring because it was History and Civics all over again. But then, we were kids at that time; saw and treated events and issues as just another chapter in our syllabus. But today, when I hear about all those practices, I react and feel differently. 
Unity in Diversity. This is what actually defines India.
This means that Indians are free to practice whatever religion they want. But we have the LAW which makes sure that no one is crossing their limits. The problem arises when religion and law clash.

Ae Zamaana Hai Mushkil - Are we overreacting ?

Uri attacks - The attacks which shocked the nation. 17 jawans killed in a cowardly attack by Pakistan. As always, as all enemy countries do, they denied the attacks.

The country erupted with anger. 1000s of tweets in twitter. People voicing their opinions. Outrage in the country. So much so that PM Modi ordered a surgical strike where we killed off their terrorists.

But let me tell you something.
A person reacts to an incident only if he knows it has occurred. If he isn't aware of a particular incident, he doesn't react; he carries on with his life.

Change in name

Now you don't need to type the full www.iamshamika.blogspot.in to reach Live Life Travel.

All you have to do is simply punch in :


www.shamika.in
or 
www.shamika.co.in
Super Happy to get my own domain name !

Hairfall ? You may be eating the wrong Foods

For a girl there is one thing which makes her look even more beautiful than she already is. Its her HAIR.

Yes, you read that correctly. Forget the almond shaped eyes, the flawless skin or the luscious lips. Its the hair. Dermatologists say that they can predict how healthy a person is by just looking at their hair.

You may say that you eat a lot of food. But at times its not the quantity that matters, but the correct type of nutrients. I once did a project in school about balanced diet. It said the same thing as well : Focus on what goes in and not how much goes in.


Why does your hair start falling ? Because the body says, " I am not getting enough nutrients, so I won't supply to some part of the body." So it decides to sacrifice the least important one : HAIR

So, I've browsed through a couple of sites and found out the best ways to prevent hair fall (and it doesn't include going for hair spa).

Never Say Never - Dipa Karmakar (Video)

In my earlier post "Ability beyond Disability" I wrote about physically disabled athletes who brought glory and honor to our country. But what if you are handicapped even though you are physically fit ?

By that I mean not having enough or proper resources and facilities to help you achieve your goal.

Here is the classic case of Dipa Karmakar, the girl who attempted the deathly Prudonova also known as the Death Vault- because you can die performing this at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


She is the first Indian woman gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics and the first Indian Gymnast to do so in 52 years. Quite a long time, isn't it?

Trusting your Country

For all the taunting and bickering we do about our country, here's how much we actually trust it to take care of us.

Ability Beyond Disability

Olympics are the games we all know. However, not many of us are aware of the Paralympics and even less are interested in it.

However this year's Olympics and Paralympics generated a lot of excitement. For the simple reason that this year India saw PV Sindhu reaching the  finals and winning a Silver in Badminton singles ( the only achiever so far being Sania Mirza who won a Bronze) and Sakshi Malik who won a bronze in wrestling as well as Dipa Karmakar who finished 4th. *Respect*

But this article isn't about them. It is about those specially abled people who won way more medals than the Rio Olympians.

Paratroopers Static Line Jump From C-17

Ever been to an amusement park ? Ever felt the adrenaline rush when you see a roller coaster ride , or a scream machine, or a free fall, or bungee jumping ?

What your going to see now is going to get your stomach turning at ground level itself.

If you feel  national defence life is tough, check this out. It will take you to a whole new level.

The first Paratrooper jumps at 3:27 minutes.




Animal Perceptions

Ever heard a dog lover getting angry with you when you call their dog a dog ?

Ever had the same experience with a cat owner ?

Here are Animal Perceptions : What the other party thinks.


Right Place, Right Time

Well, the title says it all. This is all the outcome of being in the right place at the right time.

The day I met Erica Fernandes : Dr. Sonakshi Bose (now Mrs.Dixit) from Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Now there isn't anything much to say about the meeting because it lasted hardly 2 minutes.


I had gone with my uncle and aunt to Mount Mary's Church, Bandra. I saw this lady in red who looked familiar. Then I saw the camera and realized who it was.

 And you know what the best part was? I did come on TV. Yeah yeah yeah !!!

Ultra Frugal Billionaires

Some habits are too good or too old to change. It becomes a tradition. It defines who you are. You will be known for that.

Here's a list of some people who've turned billionaires but haven't stopped doing the things they always did.

Cashflow Gyan - Money Talks

Pen Pineapple Apple Pen (PPAP) - Link

Okay.....So I was on YouTube and I accidentally clicked a video which had this guy's face on it.

It was 52 seconds so I thought might as well see it. Good thing I didn't change my mind.
Here is a song which took the internet by storm. And by "storm" I mean 65 million views in 2 weeks.
Pen Apple Pineapple Pen

MS Dhoni - The Untold Story ( Review)

Welcome to the world of MS Dhoni . Well, part of it.


Reasons why I wanted to watch this movie.



#1. I am a Dhoni fan.
#2. I wanted to see Sushant Singh Rajput act after Kai Po Che.
#3. I wanted to know more about Priyanka (his girlfriend) and Sakshi (his wife).
#4. I definitely wanted to see his struggle.


What I didn't know :

#1. It would be a 3 hour movie.
#2. He related even romance to cricket (the helicopter "thappad" shot).
#3. His friends were his support system.
#4. His girlfriend would die in a car accident. *sob* *sob*
#5. Finding Sakshi to be like Priyanka was a huge coincidence.
#6. The reel Yuvraj Singh looked exactly like the real Yuvraj Singh.
#7. His friends pooled in money to help him reach the Calcutta airport for the Dilip trophy and he             missed his flight by half an hour, Ouch. Hurts.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Kiara Advani in a still from the film
So here is the review.

Sushant Singh Rajput was awesome ! A semi-fresh face, he did total justice t…

The Devil and the Deep Sea- Clinton vs Trump

Well, this was how they looked during the debate.
Maybe Trump a little more funnier and Clinton a bit more freaky. Thats it.


After Barack Obama , I really can't imagine either of them being called Mr. or Madam President. Well, I saw the debate. There are two differences that I found between the ones held in my college and the Presidential Debate.

Indian Student Satellite - Pratham by IIT-B

Pratham is designed to calulate the Total Electron Count in the Ionoshphere.