My August Favourites

Hey my dear readers. How are you guys doing?

I’m back with my list of Monthly Favourites! Actually, I got a great response on my last monthly favourites post and that motivated me to keep this going. For those who’re new on my blog, this is one last post of the month where I pen down a few things that grabbed my attention or gave me enormous joy during that month.

Honestly speaking, this month has kept me busy with my early morning online lectures, researching and planning my blog posts, and much more. Yet I found time to do things that give me happiness, and all of that combined to make it a super amazing month. So, here’s my list of August favourites.

Watching the Horror Fiction Ruins

I watched this movie Ruins a few days back on Netflix and it really blew my mind. Directed by Carter Smith, it’s a story of four young American friends who set on a trip to Mexico. The holiday that seems fun in the beginning takes a twist. The gang embarks on a journey to a ruined archaeological dig in the middle of a jungle along with a fellow tourist where they get trapped as it is haunted by evil creepers that reside in the ruins. The question is – Will they survive or no? Watch it to find it, as I wouldn’t spoil your mystery. The best thing I loved about it was the story-line and direction. Much recommended for everyone.

Venturing on a Quarantine Trip

With the pandemic situation putting a stop to travel, it had been almost five months since the ‘large Indian family’ had stepped out of the city! But with the relaxing of rules in the unlocking phase, a little outing wasn’t a bad idea, right?  Yes, we went on a short fam trip (even in these quarantine times!!). Of course, with proper sanitisation measures and complete precautions in place.

In the wee hours of August 15, the family left for a road trip to Lonavala, a nearby hill station. It was one of the best and most scenic road trips I’ve had in recent times – with heavy downpour and the gushing waterfalls on the hills. We put up in a two-storeyed villa – Villa Montana Vue.

Although we spent the whole weekend indoors as lot of scenic attractions were shut down due to covid. But overall, it was amazing and unforgettable trip. The best memory of the trip was playing UNO game with my cousins (I also won once, haha!!

Having a good Haircare Plan in place

My mom being the editor of a popular HAIR magazine, she keeps advocating some care tips for my hair and skin. Recently, she handed me this cute box of Multi-Vitamin Power Gummies insisting that I should try these for my hair fall issues. These are hair vitamins with the goodness of biotin, zinc and folic acid and are good for hair health. I’ve started having it twice a day as recommended. And I must say these chewable hair gummies are not just yummy to taste but slowly improving my hair condition. So I’m loving it. (PS: Do consult your hair expert if you plan to try it too!)

So these were my favourites. Do let me know what were your favourites of this month and comment them down.

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How To Overcome the Fear of Rejection?

Hey my dear readers, What’s up? Before carrying on with my today’s post, I want to thank you all for filling out the blog survey I had posted. I was amazed with all the responses and had great fun reading them all. Lots of love to you all.

So let’s begin. Today I’m attempting to touch upon one of the worst fears of mankind – rejection. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘No’? Anger, shock, sadness, pain, despair or perhaps a mix of all of these?

Rejection is something that hurts everyone to the core. It never makes one feel good as no one really likes to hear the word NO. The rejection could be for anything. I suppose it is one of the deepest fears of a person. A feeling that probably no one wants to experience in their life. We just want to believe that rejection is a negative emotion that should be avoided. So, all one does is hold back from really achieving what they want.

Getting rejected or hearing NO doesn’t mean that we are bad at something or we are not important. It’s just a statement expressed by another person who doesn’t agree with your choice. That’s his opinion and everyone has a right to give opinion, right?

So, my suggestion to all of you who have faced rejection at any time of life is, do not fear rejection. Take it in your stride and learn to face it.

On that note, I bring you some inspiring quotes with the hope that these will help you to deal with rejection and make you emotionally stronger. Read on and face your fears head-on.


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Blog Survey for All My Readers

Hey my lovely readers. How are you all?

I surely am as I just got a notification from WordPress a day ago about completion of 50 blog posts. Yes. You heard it right. I successfully completed writing 50 posts on my blog. I can’t tell you how happy I am. I mean it looks like just yesterday when I started this blog and I had no idea that I would come so far. I think they say it right, no one knows what’s going to happen next.

So, my dear readers, this being my 51st post, I have decided to do something different. It isn’t something special, but I want to conduct a survey for my blog to understand what my audience is expecting from my writings. It would really mean a lot to me if you take this survey as I want to hear from YOU.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY  

Blogger Awards

Hey blog fam. How are you guys? Today I will be posting some of the blogger awards for which I got nominated a few days ago. I am really happy. And I wanna thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for supporting me in this beautiful journey. Well, this post would be a bit long, but I hope you enjoy reading it.

So, let’s begin,

Liebster Award #3

 I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by Caroline from Enviroline Blog a few days ago. I’m SO thankful to her! For those who don’t know her, she is an amazing blogger who writes about the environment, lifestyle, and many other things. This is my fourth nomination for the Liebster Award and it truly means a lot to me. Do visit her blog here.

Rules: 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you 
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers
  4. Ask your nominees 11 questions 
  5. Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post. 

My Answers:

What is your favourite blog post to write?

I have written a couple of blog posts and all of them were my favourite as it contained things that I really love to do or things that really amaze me. However, one of the posts was OOTD Alert that I wrote a month ago and I really love it.

If you could only eat one type of biscuit for the rest of your life, what would it be? And why?

If I could eat only one type of biscuits for the rest of my life, it would be Cadbury Oreo because they are my favourite and I love the cream filling in it.

Would you rather live in the city or the countryside?

I would choose living in the city.

What’s one positive thing you will take away from lockdown?

Woah! That’s a difficult one to answer. The one positive thing I would take away from the lockdown is to carve out time to really focus on oneself.

Favourite candle scent?

I prefer all but if I had to choose one it would be citrus.

Would you rather go 5 years into the past or 5 years into the future? (to visit) And why?

I would prefer going 5 years into the future because I would love to see what my future looks like and also because I feel we should inhale the future and exhale the past.

Do you have any pets? (if you do, please put pics – I’d love to see! <3)

No, I don’t have any pets.

All-time favourite film?

My all-time favourite film is Jab we Met and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Favourite Season? And why?

My favourite season is the Winter season as I get to wear those cosy outfits and just lie down under in those fluffy blankets.

Favourite Font?

My favourite font is Comic Sans

Favourite cuisine? And why?

My favourite cuisine is Italian because it tastes amazing and I just love to eat pasta.

My Nominees for the Liebster Award are……

Manjul from Innumerable Thoughts     

Joel Abakah from Jplatform

Avni from Avni’s Bookshelf

Mehran from Empowering Knowledge

Kavin Sagar from KS blogs

tkbrown.writer

Diya from Diya’s Dazzling Blog

Dulcy Singh from D stories

 Super Mode

Kamal from Kamal’s Blogging Café

Era from the Hidden Soul

My Questions for you:

  1. Where do you see your blog in a year’s time?
  2. If you could live anywhere on earth (and take whomever you wanted along), where would it be?
  3.  Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak?
  4. What’s that one negative thing you would get rid of so that you can have a better life?
  5. Favourite thing to do when you’re sick?
  6. Would you rather be a famous director of a famous actor? And why?
  7. Do you trust your own memory? Why or Why not?
  8. Favourite guilty pleasure food?
  9. Favourite appetizer?
  10. Your favourite genre? Why?
  11. What is your blog related wish for 2020? Your favourite genre?

Do you have time for some more sunshine?

 Sunshine Blogger Award #3 and #4

The sunshine award is driven entirely by the community, passed from blogger to blogger in recognition of their shining, inspiring, creative, and motivational blogs.

I am grateful that I chose to be this community as a blogger who want to uplift each other. I am excited as I got nominated for this award twice.

First, I would like to thank Sofia from Live Sofiabulous. She is a lovely blogger and writes about everything that is under the sun and is worth reading. You can go and visit her blog by clicking here.

 I would also like to thank Kavin Sagar from KS blogs for nominating me for this award. It truly means a lot to me. He is an amazing blogger who writes about everyday things in his blog. To check his blog do click here.

Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

My answers to Sofia’s Questions:

Give us a little insight into your blog?

Ok. So, my blog Chasing the Maximum Life is basically a Lifestyle Blog. I also write about other things such as Fashion, Inspiration and much more. I also give my views, opinions and thoughts about various things on my blog.  

Why did you start blogging and for how long now?

I started blogging because I love to write. I started blogging in the beginning of the May month. It’s been 4 months now.

What has been the most challenging aspect of blogging for you?

The most challenging aspect of blogging for me was adding my categories to the menu and adding the proper size featured images.

How do you motivate yourself when you feel discouraged?

When I feel discouraged, I motivate myself by listening to the music or dance.

 What do you enjoy most about blogging?

The thing that I enjoy the most about blogging is that I get to connect with so many lovely bloggers.  

If you could make one wish, what would it be?

Currently it would be that this pandemic situation vanishes from everyone’s life forever and everything gets back to normal as it was.

What makes you the happiest and why?

Food and Family are the two things that make me happy because it’s the best thing in life.

 What do you prefer, calling or texting?

I prefer texting.

Are you talker or listener?

I am a listener.

 Your hobbies?

My hobbies include dance, watching films of all genres, listening to music, blogging etc.

What appeal to you most soul or appearance of a person?

Appearance of the person for sure.

My Answers to KS Blogs Questions:

What’s your favourite dinosaur?

My favourite dinosaur is Nyasasauras.

If you could have a song play every time you enter a room, what would it be?

If I could have a song play every time, I enter a room it would be, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift.

If you could do anything in the world as a career, what would it be?

If I could do anything in the world as a career, it would be a filmmaker or an actress.

If you were a flavor, what would you be?

If I were a flavor, I would be chocolate.

Which Pokémon starter would you choose: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, or Charmander?

I would choose Squirtle.

What can you talk about for hours?

I can talk about anything but mostly about topics that include movies, songs etc.

If you were given a million dollars today, how would you spend it?

If I were given a million dollar, I would spend it on a lot of things and some of them are travelling abroad, food, buying clothes etc.

Would you rather time travel to the past or the future? Why?

I would time travel to the future because I would love to see what it looks like and moving ahead in life is better than going back.

Name at least one thing that you could do in five minutes.

There are many and some that I can do in five minutes is listen to a whole song, answer 5 emails etc.

Where would you go in case of a zombie apocalypse?

I would go underground. Haha, that would be safe.

What would you do to relax?

I would binge watch or listen to music.

My Nominees:

Tia from Tall Blonde Tales       

Aanya from The Soaring Firebolt

Random Specific Thoughts

Jahnavi from Freemind by Jahnavi

Shanessa from My Days in Montana!

Anjali from Anjaliutters

Joana from Gigantic Thought Bubble

Disha and Rujuta from Seamless Echo

Jackline from Calm Wildness

Sufyan from Spreading Happiness

Hemalatha from Frame of Soul

My Questions for the Nominees:

  1. What has been your biggest struggle when it comes to blogging?
  2. What’s the title of the current chapter of your life?
  3. What’s your favourite Life Hack?
  4. Road trip of scenic train ride?
  5. Most uplifting song according to you?
  6. Favourite social media platform? Why?
  7. What is the one thing you want to do in the future?
  8. What has made you happy recently?
  9. What is the scariest thing you have done?
  10. If you could get a paid three-day break from the hustle and bustle of life, where would you spend your vacation?
  11. What is the one thing your love about yourself?

Thanks a lot, to both of you for nominating me once again. Nominations like these helps new bloggers for growth and engagements.

GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD

Thank you so much for Kamal for nominating me for the GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD. I am so happy to have been nominated for this great award from a lovely person like you. It truly means a lot to me. Once again thank you so much for the nomination.

To everyone reading this, Kamal is a wonderful blogger. He writes amazing post on peace, environment, and many other things.  He is a bit serious blogger, but you will be enlightened to go through his blog. Do check his blog once. You will love it. The link to his blog is below.

https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com/

Since this award has been introduced by Kamal himself, let me give you all a short detail about this award. “Great Achiever Mahasiddhi Blogger Award” is created to expand peace in the global village – WordPress. The award goes to a real achiever and successor who has been giving their creative feelings and thoughts exquisitely presenting a good perfection of work of art in WordPress writing.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, with a link to their blog.
  2. Make a post of the award with the statement of CONCEPT AND PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT and above. And tag your post with the #greatachiver.
  3. Mention the rules and regulations.
  4. Ask 7 questions of your choice. One of the last questions must include “PEACE” and one for “SAVE ENVIRONMENT”.
  5. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers or more to 21 bloggers and notify them.
  6. Follow @kamalsbloggingcafe (http://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com) to secure certification as a badge to get a chance of collecting badge of GAMBA WORDPRESS SHINING STAR AWARD FOR PEACE AND SAVE ENVIRONMENT.

To receive the badge, read the instructions on http://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com/award and move down to know the details of the Shining Star Award.

My Answers:

How can you be a good blogger as a member of the WordPress Global Village?

According to me, there are many ways to be a good blogger of the WordPress Village. Each and everybody has their own niches where they express their opinions and thoughts. Some writer about lifestyle, some on fashion, some give just blogging advice. People gain popularity with the type of content they write or the number of followers they have but most importantly one can play the role of a good blogger is by helping the community and treating every other blogger equally, also by the way one responds.

Could you please define the word “PEACE” from your point of view?

Yes, in my opinion PEACE is a state of harmony where there’s no conflict or war. Peace is something where there’s no disturbance.

How can we save a tree?

We can save a tree by using less paper, borrowing, and donating books, keeping the environment clean, planting more plants while chopping down one etc.

Do you think human trafficking is still a crosscutting issue?

Yes. I think it still is.

What thing do you sacrifice to make a happy family environment?

I don’t think that I sacrifice anything to make a happy family environment. I just say what I want to, and I don’t think I need to think about anything before speaking or doing as my family is really supporting and it never creates a clash between anything. It’s a happy family environment all the time at my place.

Which animal do you like the most? And why?

The animal that I like the most is Elephant because they are really cute.

What do you think about the journalist or the youtubers?

I think the journalists and the youtubers are a good way of connecting and getting to know what’s going on in our society. They are the people who helps raise awareness about several things and are a great way to help other people in need.

Is a movie star play a vital role to aware most of the people around the world or just they present their performance to earn money?

I feel that not all the movie stars are like that. Maybe there are some, but there are many who really inspire their audience and help raise awareness among people.

My Questions for the Nominees:

How can you explain peace?

How aware are you about the three R’s? Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.

Do you prefer: Peace with poverty or Violence with Richness around.

What is the most important outer or inner beauty?

What do you think is more important, A former education or super education skills?

 Have you helped someone recently?

If you were given a choice to opt between Lots of Money or Lots of Peace. Which one will you choose and why?

My Nominees:

Nivithasri from Fairy Hacks

Pooja from Lifesfinewhine

Emmanuella from Beauty and Bows

Evin from A Curly Sue’s Ramblings

Tia from Tall Blonde Tales

Janis from The Momshie Diaries

Ebullience Blog

Juliette from Sunny Days by Juliette

Being Flawsome

Olivia from Olivia Lucie Blake

Kae from Hello City Girl

Nath from Oh Nath

Anna from Anna Coleman

Princess from The Mindful Modus

I hope all of you will pass the positivity around peacefully and help other blogger like us who are in need of that limelight and celebrate the charming moment of Great Achiever Mahasiddhi Blogger Award.  We are together here to help shape the world much better, motivating ourselves to give an impression in the people’s mind through writing peacefully.

That’s it! I really enjoyed answering these questions and maybe you learnt a bit more about me too.

How to Ace Your Festive Look

Hey my lovely readers, what’s up?

How’s the lockdown treating you all? Back here, the pandemic situation is still grim but what’s adding a little ray of excitement is the advent of festive season that starts tomorrow.

I’m sure you all know how festivals are a vital part of the Indian culture as they add structure to our social lives. Though I love all the festivals being celebrated across India, the one that I truly enjoy is Ganesh Chaturthi that is celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha’s birth. Ganesha is considered as the god of intellect and wisdom and the remover of obstacles.

Just a little information to those who are not aware, this 10-day long festival starts by bringing home the idol of Ganesha and worshipping it. On the last day, the idol is immersed in a water body. What I love the most about this occasion is the fact that it brings people together. Although this year, the festival will be celebrated on a low-key and done with appropriate social distancing. I’m also looking forward to dressing up for the festival the traditional way.

I am very excited about the festive season and happily share some tips on how to dress festive and slay the occasion. I decode these celeb-inspired looks for you to help you choose the right style with a touch of glam.   

Actress Kriti Sanon’s Badla Saree Look

Take a cue from Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon’s shimmery Badla Saree look designed by the Manish Malhotra. She completes the look with traditional earrings, bracelet and a floral adornment in her hair. However, what is most attractive is her mega-glam eye make-up. Her kohl-rimmed eyes, bold brows and mascara-coated lashes look equally elegant. You should try this beautiful ethnic look some time.

Picture Credit : kritisanon’s Instagram

Actress Tara Sutaria’s Brocade Kurti Look

The SOTY-2 film actress Tara Sutaria looks mesmerizing in this Brocade Kurti Set designed by Raw Mango. One thing that draws our attention towards the outfit is the way she has teamed it with chunky silver jewellery by Amrapali. Her kohl-rimmed eyes and mauve-pink lips complete the look. I recommend this as a perfect ensemble to wear as you welcome Ganpati. So, get inspired and steal the look quick.

Picture Credit: tarasutaria’s Instagram

TV Actress Krystle D’Souza’s Crop Top with Dhoti Pants Look

Last but not the least is this pretty yellow crop top and dhoti pants teamed with a pastel blue jacket by the popular Tv actress Krystle D’Souza. To give the look an Indian touch, she has teamed it up with dressy jhumkas. The one thing that captures our attention is her natural dewy make-up with that lovely nude lip tint. The gold high heels make a perfect combination with the outfit. Personally, this look is my favourite.

Picture Credit : krystledsouza’s Instagram

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The Lockdown Tag

Hello everybody!!! Hope you all are keeping in good health, staying fit and most importantly washing your hands properly, staying neat & clean and staying safe wherever you are.

 As the title says The Lockdown Tag it’s something new this time and for that I want to thank Manjul for nominating me for this tag.

Guys if you still aren’t following her then go check the link to her blog below and hit the follow button immediately. She is really a great writer and I really love her blog a lot. I am sure you guys would love reading her blog.

https://innumerablethoughtsblog.wordpress.com/

Rules for Award

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the blogger’s questions. 
  • Nominate other bloggers. 

Questions by Manjul from Innumerable Thoughts Blog:

Overall, how are you handling the quarantine?

I can say that it’s going well as I have adapted myself to the new normal and blogging and binge watching are the two things that keeps me motivated. So yeah, it’s great.

Have you violated any of the restrictions? If yes, what rule(s) did you break?

No, I haven’t violated any of the rules or regulations.

What viral recipes have you tried during the lockdown?

I have not tried any viral recipes yet but me and my mother have tried making some new dishes during the time of lockdown.

What activities have you missed the most during quarantine?

Honestly, I really love those physical classes as according to me online classes are a little boring. Along with that I also miss going out for shopping with my parents and eating dinners on special occasions in the restaurants.  

Do you wear a mask when you leave the house?

Yeah obviously. Mask has become a necessity now and it’s important to take care of oneself in these uncertain times.

Are you an essential worker? If yes, what is your job title?

No, I haven’t started working yet. I am a university student.

How do you exercise during the lockdown?

Just like Manjul said she used to go for a walk before the lockdown, I also used to go for a daily walk. However, during the lockdown I don’t do much exercise except dance.

Have you subscribed to any new subscription services since the lockdown started?

Umm, yeah actually I have subscribed to many and some of them are Voot, Disney+Hotstar, Sonyliv etc.

What did/does your daily schedule look like before the pandemic started?

Well it was a lot different then it is now. I used to wake up every morning, get ready, head to my college, come back then used to rest for a while and then went for an evening walk. Although now this has completely changed.

Do you think that the pandemic is getting better or worse?

I feel that it’s getting better now as though the count is increasing still, it has led other people to pay more attention towards their health and stay safe.

My Nominees:

Tall Blonde Tales

Undressed Thoughts

Mrs. T’S Corner

Growing with Spawn

Livesofiabulous

Supermode

Olivia from Olivia Lucie Blake

Lifesfinewhine by Pooja

The Hidden Soul

This list can go on…. if you too wish to participate in this tag you are most welcome to do so. You just need to let me know in the comments below that’s it.

QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES

The questions remain the same.

Be safe and keep smiling everybody.

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5 Ways to Wear A Scarf

Hey my lovely readers. How was your weekend? Well, I had an exciting weekend as I went on a quarantine holiday to a weekend getaway after a long time. If you are following me on my Instagram, then you may be having a little idea about this. I would also like to share with you that I have achieved my next milestone by gaining 200+ followers on my blog and I am incredibly happy. I wanna thank each and everyone who reads Chasing the Maximum Life! It would have not been possible without your kind support.

So, let’s begin with today’s thoughts. Here, I am sharing a few fun and interesting ways to wear a scarf – the ultimate fashion accessory in our wardrobe.

Tying a scarf around your neck can make your outfit look more polished and can also help you to stay warm on a cold day. But just tossing it around your neck can get boring, and it isn’t very visually enticing too. A scarf is so versatile, there are almost endless ways you can wear it. So why not choose a different one for each day. With the following scarf-tying ways, I promise you will never run out of style and ideas to choose from.

  1. The Belted Drape

A great way to accentuate your waist.

Steps 1:

Drape the scarf evenly around your neck and let it hang.

Step 2:

Fasten a skinny belt over your scarf at the waist.

2. The Basic Loop

This is my personal favourite one.

Step 1:

Drape the scarf around your neck.

Step 2:

Loop the one end of the scarf around your neck once before letting it hand.

3. The Neckerchief

This is the perfect finishing accent to your outfit.

Step 1:

Half the scarf twice to convert it into a rectangle.

Step 2:

Fold the square diagonally for a triangular shape.

Step 3:

And finally, take the two ends located on the longest side of the triangle and tie it around your neck. 

4. The Faux Infinity

Perfect to keep you warm and cosy.

Step 1:

Place the scarf around your neck.

Step 2:

Tie a knot at the end of the scarf.

Step 3:

Tie the knot again.

Step 4:

Twist the scarf.

Step 5:

Loop it around your neck:

Step 6:

Adjust it.

5. The Pretzel

If you wanna wear something stylish, then don’t miss this.

Step 1:

Fold your scarf in half

Step 2:

Drape around neck with looped end on shoulder.

Step 3:

Pull one side under and loop through.

Step 4:

Pull second side over through loop.

Step 5:

Tighten and fluff it.

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Are You A Left Hander?

This question has been popped to me by hundreds of people. Yes, I am a Left-Handed Person. I recently read somewhere that every 10th person in this world is left-handed. Indeed, I’ve also read that left handers are the most intelligent, imaginative and inclined towards art and creativity. Also, that some of the world’s most famous people are left handers!! Having said that, let me share my personal experience of being a left hander.

Being a left-hander in this right-handed world is not so difficult but to survive, you need to adapt and pull out some new techniques from your left-handed bag of tricks. When I was in school, my bench partner would often be a right hander, and that would lead to frequent fights as our hands always clashed while writing.

Then much later when I was in high school, we used to have that wrap-around desk. These desks are perhaps still made by keeping the right-handed person in mind, so writing on the desk demanded a lot of physical flexibility. And me being a left hander, it was indeed difficult for me to use it.

However, growing up like most lefties, I managed to learn to use most of the day-to-day tools such as laptop mouse, scissors, hairbrush, etc.

So, on the occasion of International Left Handers Day, I bring you some interesting facts about left-handers and also list a few famous people who are ‘lefties’.

Fun Facts:

  1. Left handers are more likely to pursue creative careers.
  2. They are less able to roll their tongue.
  3. They are more competitive.
  4. You may find that lefties blush a lot.
  5. Lefties have a difficult time processing their emotions.

Some Famous Left-Handers:

Bill Gates

Prince William

Steve Jobs

Tom Cruise

Brad Pitt

Mark Zuckerberg

Barack Obama

Oprah Winfrey

Sarah Jessica Parker

Justin Bieber

So now you know where my left-handedness will take me in life!! 😝😜🥰😃

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5 In One Blogging Awards

Hey, my dear readers, how are you guys? So, these last few weeks were amazing for me. When I first started this blog, I never thought I would make past 50 followers. And now about 4 months later, I’m nearing 200 and I’ve been nominated for Mystery Blogger Award, Liebster Award, Outstanding Blogger Award, Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award, Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award etc. Well, I want to thank you! Not just to the fantastic people who’ve nominated me, but to every single person who reads Chasing the Maximum Life. It wouldn’t have been possible without your support and encouragement.

Anyways here we go,  

Outstanding Blogger Award#1

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award#3

A huge thank you to Tia from Tall Blonde Tales for nominating me for the Outstanding Blogger award as well as the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award!!! She has a lifestyle blog and her content is amazing. Her posts are also quite fun and entertaining. She is not only a wonderful blogger but a lovely, supportive, and kind person too. And most importantly an amazing friend too. It would really mean a lot to me if you could check her blog by clicking here.

Rules for the Outstanding Blogger Award: 

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post (very important – see #5) 

This award was created by Colton Beckwith. Here’s the original post!

  • Answer the questions provided
  • Create 7 unique questions 
  • Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated. 
  • At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger award! 

This is not the official logo!! I couldn’t find the original one so I’m using one that was designed on Canva at Random Specific Thoughts

Rules for Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award: 

  1. Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog
  2. Answer their questions
  3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions
  4. Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog 
  5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo
  6. Provide the link of the Award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award as Rising Star from:  https://idealinspiration.blog

Questions from Tall Blonde Tales for both the awards:         

  1. If you could turn into any aquatic animal, what would it be and why? 

It would be Dolphin because they are considered as natural dancers.

2. What, in your opinion, is the perfect ice cream sundae? 

In my opinion, the perfect ice cream sundae is the one filled with variety of toppings such as chocolate sauce, whipped cream, oreo cookies, chocolate chips, strawberries, sprinkles, almonds etc.

3. Are you an ‘in the spotlight’ person or a ‘behind the scenes’ person? 

I am an ‘in the spotlight’ person.

4. What is one thing you’d love to be great at? 

The one thing I would love to be great at would be writing more creative and amazing content for my blog.

5. If money/funding was no problem and you created a foundation/charity, what cause would you be supporting and why? 

If I created a foundation/charity, I would be supporting Arts, Culture and Humanities to support and provide funds to promote the artistic heritage and to give more support to media and communication, performing arts etc.

6. Are you an indoor or an outdoor person? (Name a favourite activity for the location you choose) 

I prefer both but to answer your question, it would be indoor, and my favourite activity will be dance.

7. What would your superpower of choice be? (You don’t just have to pick the standard ones – get creative!) 

My superpower of choice would be being able to read every person’s mind.

My Questions for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award:

  1. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? 
  2. When you feel like things aren’t going your way, what would you do?
  3.  What’s one thing you would like your readers to know?
  4. What would be your dream 3-course meal?
  5. If you could give just one piece of advice to a new blogger, what would it be?

My Questions for the Outstanding Blogger Award:

Same as the questions for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award plus these two: 

  1. What is a post on your blog that you want as many people as possible to see?
  2. What habit do you have now that you wish you started much earlier?

My Nominees for the Outstanding Blogger award and Ideal Inspiration Blogger award:

Olivia from Olivia Lucie Blake

Random Specific Thoughts

Manjul from Innumerable Thoughts

Being Flawsome

Emmanuella from Beauty and Bows

Aanya from Soaring Firebolt

Kamal from Kamal’s Blogging Cafe

Mehran from Empowering Knowledge

Pooja from Lifesfinewhine

Evin from A Curly Sue’s Ramblings

Coming towards another award,

Very Inspiring Blogger Award #1

My heart is filled with gratitude for Super Mode. Thank you so much for nominating me for the award. This really means a lot. I don’t know if I’m a good writer yet but I’m trying hard to improve my skills each day. Each one of my posts is a heartfelt attempt to pour my thoughts into words in the best possible manner. She manages an amazing blog and all her posts are interesting. Please do check her blog and shower her with your love and support. She deserves this and much more. The link to her blog is  https://thesupermode.wordpress.com/

RULES:

• Thank the person who have nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.

• Answer their questions.

• Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.

• Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.

• List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo. Provide the link of the Award creator of ideal inspiration blogger award as Rising Star from  https://idealinspiration.blog/

My answers to Super Mode’s Questions: –

  1. Who/what is your biggest source of inspiration?

My biggest source of inspiration are my parents.

2. What is your biggest fear in life?

My biggest fear in life is the fear of getting hurt or being left alone.

3. What is your superpower?

My superpower is that no matter what, I keep on laughing and that’s what keeps me moving ahead in life.

4. What is the most proud moment of your life till date?

There are a lot so I may tell you one that made me really proud of myself. It’s starting my blog and being able to reach 100+ followers.

5. What quality in humans do you detest the most?

The one quality that I detest the most in humans is that we don’t look forward and instead we just keep on holding back to things that may cause us damage.

My nominees: –

Tia from Tall Blonde Tales

Janis from Momshie Diaries

Irisdescent

Era from The Hidden Soul

Rishika from the Ethereal Unicorn

Hemalatha from Frame of Soul

The Sycamore Quill

Nawazish from The Lightening Bug

Tkbrownwriter

I’m grateful to every soul who has taken time out to read and comment on my posts. Your love and support keeps me going. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Moving on to the next award that is the Liebster Award #2

 I got nominated for the Liebster Award thrice including the earlier one and these two. I am highly grateful to Random Specific Thoughts and The Sycamore Quill for this nomination. They both are amazing writers and I love their blog a lot. Random Specific Thoughts has a blog solely dedicated to books including articles and poetries too. The Sycamore Quill has a blog where she writes about her thoughts and much more. Check out the link of their blog below.

Random Specific Thoughts -https://myrandomspecificthoughts.wordpress.com/

Th Sycamore Quill – https://thesycamorequill.wordpress.com/

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who has nominated you and
  2. provide the link of their blog.
  3. Answer the 11 question given to you.
  4. Nominate 11 other blogger
  5. Ask your nominees 11 question.
  6. Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.

Questions Asked to me by Random Specific Thoughts:

  1. What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a personal experience?

The best lesson I have learned from a personal experience is that you only get one you, it’ better to just love yourself.

2. Cats or dogs?

I would prefer cats.

3. What inspires you the most?

Dance inspires me the most.

4. Which is your favourite book? Why?

My favourite book is Unbreakable – An autobiography of Mary Kom. I really love to read about people and get to know them.

5. If you could go back in time, which year would you visit? Why?

If I could go back in time, I would visit 2007- 8 because it was the time when I was a little girl at that time and childhood days are just awesome.

6. Describe yourself in four words.

Awesome, Caring, Smart, Kind

7. Which period of life would you want to relive again?

The time when I was a little child.

8. What does your blog mean to you?

It means a lot to me. I mean it’s a platform for me where I can really express myself and can write about anything. I am happy that I started my blog and it is really very important to me.

9. What advice would you want to give your younger self?

The advice I would give to my younger self would be “To be more talkative and speak a lot.”

 10. How would you describe the world in four sentences?

It can’t be described in just four sentences. However, I feel everyone has a different perspective towards the world and now I think the world has changed a lot due to going on situation. I think it has become kinder and gentler rather than being selfish.

11. Why do you write?

Umm, because I really love writing and because I belong to a writer family. It’s like I am born writer. Haha. And the other reason is that I am a person who doesn’t speak a lot and I really like to express myself in the form of writing.

Questions by The Sycamore Quill:

  1. Your favourite author

Ruskin Bond

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself as an independent person working in a professional atmosphere with future goals in my mind.

3. What is the one commodity you wish for the most?

The one commodity I wish for the most is money.

4. Your Go to person

My cousin sister.

5. The most played song in your current playlist

 The most played song in my playlist is the Hindi song “Khulke Jeene Ka” from the movie Dil Bechara.

6. One thing you despise the most ?

I don’t think that I despise anything.

7. Your favourite book

2 States “The Story of my Marriage” by Chetan Bhagat.

8. What do you prefer, winters of summers?

I prefer winters.

9. A fictional character you love and why?

I really love Rachel Green from Friends because she is just so much fun and is perfect.

 10. Your most prized possession

My family is my most prized possession.

11. Three different fictional characters you’d choose to go on trip with.

The three different fictional characters I would choose to go on a trip are Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani and Rachel Green.

My nominations for Liebster Award:

Aditi from What are up to during the lockdown.

Beyond Thought

Ebullience Blog

Buzzy M from Always Stay Buzzy

Victoria from The Cozy Potato

Sofia from Live Sofiabulous

Khushi from Paracosm and Stuff

In my feelings

Joana from Gigantic Thoughts Bubble

Introvert Next Door

Aris from Memphattan

My Questions for the Nominees:

  1. What song do you currently have on repeat?
  2. Wealth or Health?
  3. What is your favourite writing genre?
  4. What is your greatest life lesson so far? 
  5. If you could go back in time, what movie mistake would you fix?
  6. Would you rather camp or go to a five-star hotel?
  7. If this was a physical award with a red carpet, what would you wear?
  8. Compliment another blogger and add their link:
  9.  What makes a good blog?
  10. Who influences your life the most (past or present) and why?
  11. What has been one of the hardest habits to start or stop?

*A note to all those I’ve nominated – no pressure to participate if you don’t want to or have already been nominated for any of these awards. Also, if you would like to participate but I haven’t listed your blog, consider this a nomination! You all deserve credit for your amazing blogs so if you’d like to take this award nomination, please do!! 

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4 Movie Styles You Want To Steal From

Hey, my lovely readers. What’s up?

Need a break from your monotonous routine? Let’s escape into the glitz and glam world of the tinsel town. Talking about movies, they’re not only about the storyline, dialogues, sound and production. There are many underlying threads that combine to make a movie loved by the masses.

One of those is the style and fashion that form the essence of movies. In fact, there have been movies that essentially revolve around fashion as its core subject. I can recall some of my favourite ones that have certainly left a mark on viewer’s mind. The styling and costumes depicted in them not only made them loved by all but also iconic over the years.

While it would take forever to make a list of all the noteworthy fashion styles in films, here are few significant examples that come to my mind now. Read and I’m sure you would want to watch them too:

Devil Wears Prada

A cult-classic fashion movie that tops the list. The Devil Wears Prada is about Andy (Anne Hathaway), a smart but sensible new graduate who lands in a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. The real drama begins is when Andy discovers about the strange and crazy world of fashion. Andy’s Chanel looks and Miranda Priestley’s collection of crazy trench coats and bags still inspire us even after 14 years of it’s release. If you count yourself as a true fashion lover, I highly recommend you this movie. It’s one of my favourites too.

Phantom Thread

A beautiful piece of art as I would term it. In his final film before retirement, Daniel Day-Lewis plays an obsessive-compulsive dressmaker for the wealthy in 1950s London. The story continues with a drastic change in Reynolds’ meticulous lifestyle when he falls in love with Alma (Vicky Krieps). Phantom Thread is a film that gives us a direct insight into how much work goes into creating couture garments. For all the fashion lovers out there, watching this will be an emotional experience.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

A rare gem that’s worth the guilty swipe of a maximised credit card. Confessions of a Shopaholic is about a young woman, Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) who is a shopping addict and someone who thinks buying is always the key to happiness. She lands a job in a finance magazine and realises there is more to life than just shopping. Also, how can we forget that signature green chiffon scarf that’s the highlight of the movie. From what I hear, when the moment got released, it pushed thousands of women into wearing oversized belts, designer tweed trench coats and vibrant colours. People still love the movie and are taking fashion cues from it.

P.S – A must watch.

The Great Gatsby

Last but not the least, a movie all that’s about glamour. Beautiful, Marvellous, Amazing! Words are not enough to describe how perfectly articulated this movie is. For those with a love of the glitzy side of the 1920s, this film would not disappoint you. It tells the tragic story of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo Di Caprio), a self-made millionaire, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan (Carry Mulligan), a wealthy young woman whom he loved in his youth.  If you haven’t given much thought to style in the 20s, this film will quickly take you back to the retro styles you so love to watch. Watch it, as I promise it will make you a huge fan of the amazing styles and would want to have them in your current closet.

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