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Quarantine Day 2: 10 movies to watch while at home (English)

Hello Everyone,

I am trying my best to come up with something to keep you guys glued in your house. For those of you who wish to spend some time chilling at home watching movies, here is a list.Reminder : Do not Binge watch please !

So let’s get started !

  1. Home Alone

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I think the name is quite apt for the current situation, this is an amazing movie for the entire family to watch together and laugh. And of course the movie has 3 parts each of them being a separate story and not linked to each other.

2. Contagion (available on Prime)

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For all those who want to watch something that can truly relate to the current scenario this is the perfect movie ! The movie is about a virus that spreads causing disease and the rest you can watch !

3. Salt (available on Prime)

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One of my favourites, that I have already watched it a number of times ! A thriller movie based on spying and espionage with some great action scenes by Angelina Jolie.

4. Jurassic Park (available on Prime)

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“Nature will find its own way !”, one of the dialogues from Jurassic Park part 1 stands so true, I can watch this movie over and over again ! and I hope most of you can watch it too.

5. Baby’s Day Out

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In midst of so much stress and uncertainty, there is a ray of hope to bring some happiness in our lives with this movie and there is no way you can get bored seeing a small chubby baby doing street smart tricks !

6. Harry Potter (available on Prime)

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The magic and graphics of this movie is so good that I believe watching it again will bring back memories of our childhood – waiting to watch Harry Potter movie on Pogo channel !

7. Richie Rich (1994) (available on Prime)

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Another fun movie to watch to make us feel alive and feel like staying at home is this movie named Richie Rich. Most of will be familiar with the animated version and the movie is equally good !

8. The Wolf of the WallStreet (available on Prime)

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Based on the true story of Jordon Belfort a stock broker this is an amazing movie for those of you who are interested in watching movies on financial fraud and money laundering stories. However it has many scenes that may you may or may not be comfortable watching with your family, nonetheless an amazing movie to watch.

9. Orphan (available on Prime)

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A thriller movie with a very different story and one of my favourites to watch !Story of a family that adopts a small girl and later find out something very mysterious about her. Must watch if you like scary thriller (although there are no ghosts in it)

10. Peter Rabbit

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Animated movie to watch with your family, story of Peter rabbit and his friends staying in the neighbourhood of humans. Watch this fun- filled movie to make you feel like “Its worth being at home 🙂 ”

Although many of you may have watched all these movies but most of them can be watched time and again.

Hope you all enjoy watching these movies ! If you can share in the comments more movies that all of us can watch do share !

Yours Pashionably,

Aiswarya Prabhu

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Quarantine Day 1 : 10 things to do at Home

Hello everyone !

We have challenging days ahead of us and the least we should do is sit at home. Although this should be pretty simple but natural human tendency to act exactly opposite to what is told seems high or may be many are still not aware of the seriousness of the problem or may be people are just being INDISCIPLINED !

And in midst of this, we do have many people who are doing their best to be at home and when we have this opportunity to be at home most of us do not really know what to do ! Most of us just keep tagging each other posting stories on Insta ! Although I am not against it but I believe we will never get this time again, where we can just sit at home and make the most of it. I would like us to make the most of this opportunity to do something productive. So what do we do at home – this is just the start of quarantining and most of us are already bored !

Considering the situation I thought to make the most of it and get something for all of us to read and implement.

So Let’s get started !

1. Wfh – work from home!

Many of us have been allowed to wfh ! (work from home as we call it) and so we have to focus on the tasks allotted to us and get our work done on time.This also means balancing between work and personal time so be mindful !

2. Sanitise and Organise

This is one of the main things to do currently and should not be considered as an option but rather a compulsion- sanitise the door knobs, things bought from the market or ordered online, TV remotes and places touched by most family members in the house with cleaning liquid. Sanitise all forms of fomites (fomites refer to those items that can carry the virus)

And for all those who could not find your pair of socks or are tired fighting with an overflowing cupboard, this is your chance to treasure hunt that sock ! or save the closet and get things organised.

3. Help family member working in Essential services

You might be fortunate to be at home but remember you are not completely safe if you have a family member working outside in essential services and the best way to honour them is by lending a helping hand. For eg. once they are back from work cover yourself with mask first and help sanitise their belongings like masks, clothes, watch, mobile phone, tiffin box, stationery and bag at the same time following all safety precautions.

It’s your duty to help them work safely as well, so prepare good home made food for them, serve them food items that give them energy and help build immunity.

4. Online studies

Wanted to learn fashion styling or creative writing or planning for entrance exams, this is the best time to get some skills and certifications and to pursue your interests. Make the most of the time to build on your interests through free or paid courses.

5. Spread Awareness not Virus !

I understand we would like to be in the company of our family and friends at this time but in the current scenario with all the latest technology we have, this can be done by maintaining social distancing. Call your grandparents, relatives, friends and educate them about the precautions to take in the current situation.

An addition here would be to help senior citizens in your society – since they are at a high risk and should not be going out under any circumstance. Speak to them to know if you can help them in any way (always take necessary precautions)

6. Online shows and movies

Sit back and relax watching online shows, series and movies with your family.However I would suggest to not binge watch and limit your time of watching online shows and movies.

7. Reading

I believe we should go offline by reducing the load on Wifi and Internet and keep it for those working from home and limit the use of internet by not binge watching.
Reading books is a good way to unwind and not just that but also helps you get knowledge, improve vocabulary and to live a tale !

8. Hobby Time and Games

It’s the perfect time to sit at home – draw, sketch, stitch, cook or play an instrument that you know. Work on YouTube videos or write blogs (like I am doing now :-P). Research about your favourite/trending topics- FinTech, climate change, artificial intelligence, sustainability and styling etc.

This is also a time wherein you can enjoy playing games eg.card games, carrom board etc. with your family members at the same time following safety precautions that have been prescribed.

9. Exercise

For all of us who had an excuse ready in our pockets to skip workout, now is the time to workout at home – by watching basic workout videos on the internet, doing yoga and stretching !

10. Get enough rest. Sleep !

Travelling took so much of our time and now being at home gives us the liberty to sleep a little extra ! so do it get some rest. Doctors recommend sleeping for 7-8 hours helps the body to build immunity which seems like the only option left to somewhat save ourselves from the current situation.

I do not see any reason why we should be getting bored in our house ! Remember to use the resources at home judiciously (sustainably). Remember this is no joke- one person’s mistake is going to cost all of us. Please be disciplined.

#SpreadAwarenessNotVirus #Stayhome #Staysafe

Hope you all enjoyed this article. Planning to come up with more articles to help us sail through tough times. Let me know if you have any suggestions

Yours Pashionably

Aiswarya Prabhu

If you are a suspect for the virus or have been awaiting your Covid 19 results . Then kindly consult your medical consultant before doing any of the above
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The Ultimate Planner 2020 Review

For most of us 2020 is going to be just another year. Make resolutions.Try.Give up.End of the year !
I am always on the lookout for ways to make myself productive !
On scrolling through instagram I came across an amazing product “The Ultimate Planner 2020 by Alicia souza” and with the new year just begun I decided to do a quick review of the planner.
So let’s get started !
Name: The Ultimate Planner 2020
Price: when I bought it was Rs.1799/- (now it’s Rs.1899/- approx)
The product looks wonderful- the colours and animated drawings gives the book a playful look, surely an item to hoard for a stationery lover !There are many stickers, sections inside to make the writing activity interesting.

The planner has a strong binding, good quality pages and the golden spiral detailing makes it look elegant

The planner has two slots one to store a pen and an envelope to keep important papers, receipts etc.

The planner is all set to make you feel nostalgic that lets you write a letter which you can open towards the end of the year or after a few years

The planner covers almost all types of activities from monthly, yearly calendar, meal planner, monthly goals, shopping list, habit tracker etc.

What was even better is that a pocket sized diary comes free with the planner.This is how it looks like

To sum up the pros and cons

Pros
-Premium quality pages and sturdy binding

-Colourful and interactive planner

-Covers a number of tasks and activities

-Pocket sized diary free with the planner

Cons

-It can be a little expensive for a planner

-Heavy to carry

Overall I will give the product a 9/10 considering both the aesthetic and utility features.

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