Nowadays Washing Machine is the most fundamental and vital household product. In India, one tends to get attracted towards flashy advertisements and select the overpriced Washing Machines rather than the good for value feature loaded one. So, we have comprised a list of top Washing machines based on Capacity, Maximum spin speed, predefined wash programs, and consumer reviews.
Bosch WAK24268IN Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine
Price Rs 28,999
- Capacity 7 kg
- Maximum Spin Speed 1200 rpm
- Special wash programs
Active Water, Allergy Plus, Pre-activated Speed Perfect, Reload wash
The Washing Machine is embedded with German Technology and is arguably the best Washing machine available. The Anti-vibration Design of Machine can hold up to 7kg and have some notable advance features. The Active Water Technology adjusts the Water Level according to the load and also prevents the bacterial growth. The Tumble Washing Method along with Special Wash programs like Sari, Hygiene, Kids wear etc. make it a hassle-free, effective and user-friendly.
IFB Diva Aqua SX Fully Automatic Front-load Washing Machine
- Capacity 8 kg
- Maximum Spin Speed 1000 rpm
- Special Wash Programs
Air bubble Wash System, Aqua Energy Feature, Foam Control, Auto Imbalance Sensing and Control.
This Front loading Washing machine is an Upgrade on the prominent IFB Senorita SX. The model is loaded with remarkable features and has a seven segment LED display. The predefined Wash care systems for Baby Wear, stains, wool, hand wash and much more had made it an instant hit among the consumers.
LG FH0B8NDL22 Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine
Price Rs 24,999
- Capacity 6 kg
- Maximum Spin Speed 1000 rpm
Smart Problem diagnosis, Tub Clean Function, and Optimized Cleaning
This model may is at present the best budget Washing Machine available in India. It has a six motion Direct Drive Technology that enables optimized washing for every cloth type. The Smart Diagnosis system can recognize the problem itself. The optimum price range and aforementioned features are the reason that this particular model has been one of the best-selling washing machines in India.
LG P9037R3SM Semi-Automatic
Price Rs 13,299
- Capacity 8 kg
- Maximum Spin Speed 1000 rpm
3 Wash program, Collar Scrubber, Roller Jet Pulsator
LG has somehow deciphered the code of Indian consumers in terms of pricing and Specifications. This particular model has been the most successful in the Semi-Automatic Segment. The Higher Spin speed ensures lower drying time. The additional Lint collector, Wind Jet Dry, and Soak Option Technology are icing on the cake.
Samsung WA62M4100HY\TL Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machine
- Capacity 6.2 kg
- Maximum Spin Speed 700 rpm
Fully Automatic, Durable Powerful Washing performance.
Samsung is one of the leading brands in India, largely due to the durability of their products. This particular model ensures the same along with imposing characteristics such as powerful performance and beautiful looks. The machine is equipped with Eco Tub Clean technology, Powerful Filtration, and Stain removal technology.
Washing Machines are an essential part of every Household. A lot of factors such as capacity, Spin Cycle, Wash programs decide the perfect option for you. With The Cutthroat competition and a large number of options, one has to be very careful while selecting the best possible model as per your desires.
During the Christmas season, there is one more day, other than 25th December, which is very anxiously awaited. That is the day of baking cakes.
Since the baking has to be done on a large scale we get the cakes baked in a bakery.
There will be a long queue waiting for their turn to bake their cakes. So we have to book the date and token number in advance. This year our token number was 3, on last Saturday.
When we wait our turn inside the bakery we can learn a lot of tips on how others mix ingredients for their cake.
First, the workers mix the eggs, butter and sugar with a huge whipper. Then the mix is poured into a large wok. And the flour is mixed.
Now it is the turn of the customer to add his or her ingredients that give the customized, specialized or homemade flavour, taste and texture to the cakes.
Some add orange juice. Others add sugar syrup. Others add lemon rinds and so on.
When you see the ingredients, you feel like “oh my God! why didn’t I think of these ingredients. This would have given a special taste to my cakes. No problem, I will add next time”.
When we reached, the bakery, this time, the mixing process of token no. 1 was going on. The customer was coolly monitoring the mixing of the ingredients. When the Baker asked him to finally add his secret flavours the entire scenario changed.
He politely ordered them to divide the batter into three parts. And each part was put a different wok. Now he added pineapple essence in one part. In another, he added cocoa flavour and cocoa chips. The way he administered the measurement of ingredients, I was sure he was not an amateur. Someone whispered that he is a Chef at Hotel Siddharth.
When I talked to him, his name is Hansi Gomes, he said that the third flavour he prepared today was Meetha Paan Cake.
I was on the lookout for a Christmas special article. I knew Meetha Paan Cake would be the best Christmas gift for the readers of lifestyletodaynews.com.
I requested him to share the recipe for the website. He not only agreed to share the recipe but also gifted me one Meetha Paan Cake.
The cake was yummy and refreshing.
For those who were born and brought up in north India, meetha paan brings childhood memories. Meetha Paan, which was the served at the weddings in the past, has a nostalgic feeling.
If you had enjoyed chewing meetha pan, in your childhood, at wedding functions, you are surely going to like this cake.
Meetha Paan Cake
Happy Baking for Christmas!
[featured_post limit="10"] Dengue is one disease that afflicts the rich and the famous also. Which means that the cause of the disease is not just maintaining cleanliness in our homes or stay in a plush area.
Then how can we prevent dengue?
Dengue is spread by the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. When the mosquito bites, the virus multiplies in the human being; and the disease can be transmitted to others also.
Remove clogged water
Dengue mosquitoes breed in water clogged areas. In the homes, there are a number of sources of water clogging areas. The water in the flower pots, cooler trays, refrigerator trays and used tyres can serve as breeding ground for the mosquitoes.
In addition to maintaining hygiene in our homes, we must ensure that water is not stored openly in any container in and around our homes.
Cover your body to prevent mosquito bites
The dengue vector bites in the two hours after sunrise and for few hours before sunset. So we must ensure that we are well covered. Children, when they go out of the house, should be made to cover their hand and legs properly.
Most of the dengue mosquito bites happen outside the house. So we need to take necessary precaution to prevent the bite of the mosquitoes.
Use effective mosquito repellants inside and outside the homes
Good knight Active+, liquid mosquito repellant, is a common household name when it comes to preventing mosquito bites. When dengue virus becomes widespread, especially during cool weather, people start using more of Good knight Mosquito repellants.
Mosquito repellants are used in the daytime also to keep away the dangerous vectors. Most people use one repellant each for every room in the house.
Every product of Good knight works has the property of repelling the mosquitoes from coming near the object which the repellent is applied on. So there are products of GoodKnight like the GoodKnight Fabric Roll-on, where four dots of the roll-on is applied on the fabric and not on the skin. And in this way, the mosquito is prevented from the person.
Dengue Fever symptoms and treatment
A person can be doubted to have dengue symptoms if there is high fever, combined with severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.
The same mosquitoes that spread the dengue also spread the Zika Virus. But Zika is less dangerous and usually, the virus is found in those who travel to different countries.
Dengue, a disease that was found only in a few countries has spread to over 120 countries. To repel the dangerous Aedes aegypti mosquito bites, secure your family, your body, home and surrounding by using mosquito repellant Good Knight products.
The dish is prepared tastily which even the children will love the recipe. I know because my Children like the beetroot Oats Kheer that I prepared today.
Beetroot Oats Kheer is Ready!!
Have the Kheer Hot or Cold.
St Gregorios is a Kerala saint. His death anniversary, on November 2nd, is celebrated by devotees who are settled in different parts of the world. There are Churches with St. Gregorios as a patron saint in many places in India and abroad.
During the festival, the devotees bring unniyappam as offering to the Church. And the unniyappam is distributed to all who come to the Church.
Unniyappam is a fried rice snack with jaggery and sugar, prepared in a special mould. My mother’s generation were experts in preparing Kerala dishes. So they prepare hundreds of unniyappam as offering to the Church.
I learned unniyappam by trial and error method. Searching for recipes on the internet and taking tips from mother and aunties.
This year two weeks before the festival, I made a trial version of unniyappam, so as to get myself prepared for the main day when I have to fry more than a hundred unniyappams.
My friend Manju visited me just a few minutes after I finished preparing the unniyappams. She liked it so much so that she asked me to share the recipe on youtube.
I am sharing the trial version itself. Newly married girls who are preparing unniyappams on a large scale for the first time, will find the video useful.
The video is shaky and not of high quality since this video was not initially taken for publishing. I hope the video gives some helps you prepare the large number of unniyappams.
In cities like Delhi, where the devotees lack time, they have found some tricks to prepare large quantity unniyappams quickly. I will share the recipe here.
Rice flour – 2 Glass (All purpose rice flours available at Kerala Stores)
Jaggery – 250g (I used a dark brown, chocolaty taste version. Hence the colour and taste were good)
Coconut – 1 full (cut into small pieces)
Sesame Seeds (Til) – 2 tblsp
Ghee – 5 tblsp
Robusta Banana – 4 Nos
Oil – 1 litre
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Melt the jaggery in 1 glass of water. Mash the bananas in a blender. Mix the jaggery and mashed banana.
Roast the coconut in 2 tablespoon ghee, until golden brown.
Mix the coconut, sesame seeds and baking soda in the batter.
Keep aside for 45 minutes.
Keep the unniyappam mould on one gas stove burner. On another keep a frying pan with 2 glass oil.
When the mould is hot add 1/2 teaspoon ghee in each mould. Now fill the moulds with oil. Let it get very hot.
Now pour the batter. If the batter is thick, add warm water or melted jaggery.
When the unniyappam turns brown at the bottoms turn them using a fork or a thin skewer. When both sides are a bit brown, transfer them to the frying pan. Fry until the unniyappam is Crisp and brown. Remove on a plate spread with tissue paper.
With 2 glass of rice flour, I prepared 50 unniyappams.
What is the behavioural approach used for treating ADHD?
The behavioural approach, for instance, is to increase the attention span of the child. In mild to moderate only behavioural management is needed. It could be in the form of a game, depending on the age of the child. Depending upon the developmental level of the child we give them tasks to improve their attention skill:
Games and Activities
For the classroom instruction, we sometimes give a letter to the teacher suggesting where he should be seated. The teacher should have proximity to the child. Seat given to the child should not be near the window side, door side or outskirts. The child should be given aisle seat so that he can have eye contact with the teacher. These will help him focus on activities in the classroom. The teacher should be monitoring the child so that his attention doesn’t wander. They should examine the notebooks frequently so that the books are complete. The child should be called his or her name. If he is called by his name, his attention span will persist.
Appreciation and Rewards
The parents and teachers are instructed to reward the child whenever he behaves well. Usually, his hyperactivity or impulsive behaviour is judged as indiscipline in the school. He is scolded and not much of positive comments are obtained by the child. Parents and teachers are asked to look out for even the smallest good behaviour. He must be praised and rewarded with gifts. He must be given small responsibilities in the class like carrying the books to the staff room so that he feels that he is worthy. In this way, his behaviour is likely to improve.
Parents are asked to give clear instruction to the boy to keep his shoes, bags and toys in its proper place. Thus his life will become more structured. Whenever he complies with the parents’ expectation of the kind of behaviour they expect from him he can be rewarded.
Nurturing their Abilities
When we assess the child we assess their potential. Some of them are good at sports. So encouraging them in sports is part of the behavioural therapy. Some may be good in arts or electronics, so channelizing their ability will help them.
‘Time Out’ Method
Parents are trained to deal with impulsive behaviour. Sometimes they have to set limits when the child is exceeding certain limits. In very severe situations parents may be asked to keep the child in a room so that anger comes down. It is not a punishment but a principle of ‘time out’. This principle has to be applied only sometimes.
How is ADHD diagnosed?
On a simple physical examination, you will not find anything abnormal. MRI or CT scan will not show any abnormality. If you do a functional brain imaging you may find that these circuits are dysfunctional.
A simple physical examination will not reveal anything abnormal.
Usually, we do not diagnose ADHD when the child is 3 or 4 years unless it is a very severe condition. We wait till the child is 5 or 6, by the time the child will go to school and some external discipline will come.
Who Defines criteria for Diagnosis of ADHD?
Authorities like International Classification of Diseases (ICD) by World Health Organisation (WHO), American Psychiatric Association(APA) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM) are the world authorities that define criteria for diagnosing ADHD.
What is the process of Diagnosis?
Diagnosis of ADHD is not based on any laboratory test. We do not have a lab test or a scan to Diagnose ADHD. It is based on the history provided by the parents and teachers and the direct observation of the child by a trained professional. It is a clinical diagnosis. Functional brain imagery is available only in research labs.
What is the next step after ADHD is diagnosed?
So once you diagnose ADHD, the next step is to educate the parents and teachers. We take collateral information from teachers also. In our centre, there is a form called ‘teacher’s observation report’ about the child. The teacher fills information about child’s behaviour in school and class. We also ask them to bring their notebook because that may show some careless mistakes which are common in ADHD.
Parents and teachers might think that the child is only an indisciplined, overprotected and pampered child.
We collect information from other sources if available. All those assessments are taken into account and if the assessment satisfies for ADHD, we teach and educate the parents about the problem. And after completing the assessment we talk to the parents. We need to educate the parents. They might think that the child is only indiscipline, overprotected and pampered child. We talk about options to manage the problem. And see whether he is able to cope with the management procedures.
When do you finally Confirm that a child has ADHD?
We have to check for any medical conditions that are like ADHD. For instance, some may have epilepsy or anaemia. So there has to be a physical examination. The next step is to examine for some conditions that occur with ADHD. For instance dyslexia, a specific learning disorder (SLD) which is known as a learning disorder.
There are two approaches to manage the disorder- behavioural approach and pharmacological approach.
Almost two-thirds of the children with ADHD also have SLD along with it. ADHD is rated as mild, moderate and severe depending on the number of symptoms present and the functional impairment it produces. Mild cases may not require medication. In moderate and severe cases the option of medicine is given to the parents.
What are the procedures to manage the disorder?
After all the assessment we call a section once again with the parents. Education is given to them, explaining the problems and giving them management options.
We teach the parents, give suggestions to the teacher and encourage the child is the behavioural components of ADHD.
There are two approaches for managing the disorder – behavioural approach and pharmacological approach.
What is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Some say that there is no such disorder, which is incorrect. It is a worldwide accepted condition. It is a brain development disorder occurring in about 5 to 7 percent children.
It is a brain development disorder occurring in about 5 % to 7% children.
In certain brain development disorders, the physical features are visible. In Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome, for instance, the physical features are evident and hence these are accepted as real disorders. But, when you look at a child with ADHD they may not have any visible physical anomaly. And therefore it is not recognized as a medical condition. The behavioural manifestation of ADHD could be passed on as a naughty behaviour of a normal childhood, or even smartness. In these children there are no physical abnormalities, they have behavioural problems.
What are the mental functions that are affected in ADHD?
The ability to focus attention is the function of the brain. As far as a school child is concerned he should have approximately 30-40 minutes of attention span. There should be a coordination of eyes, hands and mind. Brain should be able to focus these functions. That varies from person to person, but with children with ADHD, attention holding function is very grossly impaired.
What happens is that the child will not be able to persist with the task. In the classroom, he will not be able to pay attention for a long time, and this will affect his academic performance.
Generally, a five or six-year child is able to sit quietly and keep calm when they are engaged with some serious activities. But children with ADHD will not be able to control their action. They will be very fidgety, restless, squirming on the seat and moving around. In addition to the distractibility, if the student is restless he can disrupt the whole class. The energy might be considered as the smartness of the child; however, it is an illness. It is “Disruptive” overactivity. Normally school going children are active and exuberant. That is not hyperactivity. Disruptive overactivity is called hyperactivity.
In addition to the distractibility, if the student is restless he can disrupt the whole class. The energy might be considered as the smartness of the child; however, it is an illness. It is “Disruptive” overactivity. Normally school going children are active and exuberant. That is not hyperactivity. Disruptive overactivity is called hyperactivity.
Impulsivity means they are unable to hold their responses. Whenever they are angry they may use bad words. They may be talkative in class and they may find it difficult to wait for their turn in group activities. They may blurt out answers even before questions are finished. They are unable to hold their emotions. Impulsivity can land them in trouble.
When attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsivity combine that produces this syndrome called ADHD.
What can be the reason for ADHD?
The exact reason cannot be pointed out. The genetic factor could be a reason for ADHD. Many parents say that the father also was hyperactive in his childhood, but in those days, no one realized that it was ADHD. Nobody is sure why it happens in some children.
Nobody is sure why it happens in some children. Basically, there could be some genetic influences.
Basically, there could be some genetic influences. It could be some infection or toxins that the mother carried when she was pregnant. Many a time we are unable to pinpoint that this is the cause, but these are the possibility. Scientific research has shown that the circuits in the brain that control the motor activity – brain circuits which control the impulsive reactions – these circuits are dysfunctional.
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A friend told me that one of our classmates has praying powers. Five years back, I came in contact on social media with this praying classmate. After one or two conversations he asked me, why don’t you blog and generate income.
I knew very little about blogging. And I did not know that this activity could generate income. Since the suggestion came from a praying man I started thinking about it.
After a few months, I met with a road accident which changed my life forever. Outwardly everything was fine, but slowly I got excruciating joint pain. After much treatment, an ayurvedic doctor recommended for an ayurvedic massage treatment. I delayed getting the treatment by one year, and that worsened the problem.
When my health started getting out of control I started blogging. I realized the importance of walking and exercise. I realized that if you take your health for granted, one day the situation will get out of hand.
I started blogging after the beautiful morning walks. About the benefits of fitness, walking and a healthy lifestyle. Blogging was a stressbuster. After an eight-hour job and household chores, I felt much relaxed when I published each blog.
Initially, I was reluctant to share the blog on social media. But when I shared the posts I got encouragement from family, friends and colleagues.
So I started blogging about topics that interest them; and topics that give them new information. And so when I had to name the website, I called it ‘lifestyle’, because the website deals with various aspects of lifestyle – health, food, fashion, education, family, and so on.
Now the website is three years old and going strong. There are some rules for a website to get good ranking and traffic:
- The name of the website should be unique.
- The website should focus on a specific category.
- Every article should be at least 1500 words.
All these rules are not followed on this website. Lifestyle today news name is a general name. And the blogs are written on different categories like food, health, education, fashion and so on. And most articles are around 500 words.
I just cater to the demands, suggestions, interests and feedbacks of the readers.
I would like to thank a few for their support:
- First of all God.
- The prophet-friend, who came out of the blue to suggest that I start blogging. And disappeared after that.
- My parents (my angel investors). They are clueless about the internet and social media. But they are sure that whatever their child does is right.
- My entrepreneur husband. It took me years to convince him that, at the break of dawn, newspapers don’t fall on the doorsteps like mangoes from the mango tree. There is a whole lot of people working to print the content of the newspaper. Now his new predicament is my latest passion for blogging. All he wants to know is if it generates any income.
- And a bunch of friends, relatives, colleagues and wellwishers. Most of them became active on Facebook only to help me. Some of them think that if they click the Like button, money gets deposited in my account. I love their sincerity. Most of them say that they get information on this website which they cannot get anywhere else. Love you guys for your encouragement and feedbacks.
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