Wednesday, May 27, 2015

10 Rajasthani things which I'am currently loving

Rajasthan has a very rich history with unique cultural and artistic traditions. Famous for its rajput kings, architecture, the folk songs , food and traditional dances like ghoomar, Rajasthan attracts tourists from all over the world.

I love all things ethnic and Rajasthans Fashion and style particularly fascinates me. The gota Patti work, leheriya dupattas , Bandhini dresses and Mojris all make me go crazy. what i love most about rajasthan style is that it is vibrant and colorful mix with intricate detailing.

Iam in mood for a lot of colour these days and Rajasthan fuses colour , style and comfort the best. Anita Dongre is one of  my favorite designer and the reason is simple , her creations are heavily inspired from Rajasthan culture, heritage and traditions. Hi street ethnic brand Rain and Rainbow also has some amazing elements from rajasthan incorporated in its creations. 

If i had an umbrellas so fun and colorful i would flaunt it in all seasons, no jokes there. I love this . Make for amazing photo back drops and will be amazing mehendi decor.

Rajasthani Umbrella

I have abut 4 bandhini dupattas and still cant get enough of this tie and dye art. I love them and i have to include them in this list.

Love, Love, Love Bandhani ~

These colourful embroidered jholas with mirror work are an absolute delight!

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I love Maang tikkas and i have been lusting these rajathani style round ball like mang tikkas for a while now

Beautiful Rajasthan-Ladies, Rajasthan, India

I love decor from rajasthan . They are full of bright colours and has a lot of elephant motifs and prints. i have some cusion covers but now eyeing these for my drapes.
Colorful, beautiful fabric handicrafts - one can buy at ridiculously low prices on the streets of Jaisalmer, India. These used to hang in my kids' nursery & now they hang over my bedroom drapes. Seeing them instantly transport me to exotic travels in eclectic India.

Rajasthani women wear a lot of jewellery , by a lot i mean a really really lot . They use a lot of silver jewlelry and all tehir kadas looks very huge and probably heavy too . But you do know about my love for jhumkas dont you? loving these silver jhumkas , i so want them. I dont even a single silver jhumkas in my collection!
Perfect silver jewelry collections! The gorgeous design & style with the ethnic look!

Iam not a clutch person and i dont flaunt them until it is some huge event but these colourful beauties are tempting me


I told you about my love for Anita Dongre already and this is her creation. I have a lot of leheriya and bandhini printed outfits for everyday use but this pink bandhini lehenga is sheer awesomeness. Give it to me and i will happily get married in it . Flowy, comfortable and bright. Into my lust list!

Anita Dongre | Rajasthani Pink Bandhani Lengha Set

I love bangles and these colourful lac ones are so pretty  and will add a dash of colour to any outfit as they will go with almost anything.
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How pretty are these ponchi bracelets with meena and kundan work?

love these too
Bangles Bracelet Kada Rajasthani Ethnic Designer Traditional
Do you like anything from my list? do you own stuff from rajasthan ? please do share

~Kamar J

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Website review: for Precious jewellery

Shopaholics are having a time of their lives with the advent of online shopping. Shopping online has abundance of discounts, sales and cashback offers helping us save not only money but also our precious time. These days iam growing increasingly comfortable shopping online from various websites and my purchases include apparel , gadgets, beauty products, appliances and more.

If you follow me on instagram then you would already know that i recently shopped for my Asus laptop online and iam now considering buying a gold pendant online as a wedding gift for my cousin. co incidentally i came across an online diamond and gold jewellery store and I loved their collection. So i thought about reviewing them here for all my readers.

About Candere : is a premium online precious jewellery store which retails hallmarked and certified jewelry. They provide wide range collection of bangles, rings, pendants , nose pins, earrings,chains and more. They also have a good solitaire and gold coins collection The jewelry at Candere is 100% authentic and is exquisitely designed keeping quality and affordability in mind. Candere also offers amazing customer service with 30 days return, refund and lifetime exchange.

Website Design and Layout : has a simple design and easily navigable layout. All Categories of jewellery available are categorized neatly in tabs and current offers and discounts are displayed right in the middle of home page. I love how jewelry is further sub categorized to make shopping easier. Like the rings are categorized under daily wear, engagement , cocktail, only gold , solitaires and more. The right hand corner of the website has a drop down menu to help you choose the currency you are willing to pay in. You can register or sign in and start shopping. Regetering with the site is simple but you can also use your facebook, twitter, yahoo or google account to sign in. Overall a user friendly website which i feel even my mom can use to shop jewellery with ease.

Why choose to buy online jewellery?

1. Candere offeres insured Free shipping on all the products to all locations in india

2. Products can be made to order to fit your specific needs and size and will be delivered to you in 7 to 14 days.

3. If you want to shop for gifts at a short notice choose for a product from the express shipping tab and it will be shipped to you in 48 hours.

4. Candere offers 30 days money back guarantee return policy if you are not satisfied with the product received

5. Candere also has a lifetime exchange policy which can be used to exchange or upgrade your purchases.

6. Every piece of jewelry from comes with hallmark and certificate of authenticity from world top jeweley grading laboratories.

7. Various easy payment options available namely Credit card, Debit Card, Net Banking & Cash on Delivery.

8. The site also has amazing deals and discounts from time to time and at present a flat 20% is on on all gemstone and diamond jewellery . so go shop away ;)

9. Candere aims at customer satisfaction and offers customer support 7 days a week from 9AM to 9 PM . You can also mail them or chat online to get your queries answered.

10. They also ship provide international shipping services .

11. Exquisite international designs at affordable prices . You can also buy products on EMI"

I browsed through Canderes collection and fell in love with many designs. Here i have complied my wishlist from Candere trying to limit my picks to 5 with a lot of difficulty.

Overall Candere is a great place to shop precious jewellery. They offer attractive prices, amazing quality and 30 day returns. You should definitely check this site out for their bespoke internationally indian designs.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Decoding Ek Nayi League

Cricket and Bollywood unites us Indians like nothing else can . BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world  all thanks to this Nation of a billions cricket obsession. We Indians cant get enough of cricket and so we dont only have the domestic and international cricket to watch , we also have a glitzy and glam IPL
The Indian Premiere league is currently on and iam least interested. For me the charm of Cricket ended with Sachin's retirement and as for my interest in IPL the 2013 spot fixing scandal is to be blamed. I do watch a match here and there all thanks to my brother who is still an addict but i dont really follow the whole tournament but do you know which league has caught my off late? It is the Ek Nayi League. !

When a league is Promoted by the legendary Kapil dev  everyone is bound to get excited . But what is this league all about? The 'Ek Nayi League ' Literally translated means ' One New League ' and the promotional videos of this yet to be launched League are going viral on Social Media and in all these videos  Kapil Dev features advising people to not play with their heart .  Even the banners show Kapil Dev pointing finger on his head. So What is Kapil Dev trying to tell us? to play with our mind and to use our brains is it ?
This whole Ek Nayi League i must say is marketed very tactfully keeping an aura of  suspense and secrecy around it encouraging the viewers to do some guess work .
When i spotted the 1983 world cup winning captain Kapil Dev in the ad i first thought the this maybe a revamped version of the Indian Cricket League (ICL)  which Kapil Dev was associated with  but when Kapil Dev speaks about not playing form your heart i have a feeling this league has nothing to do with cricket . It maybe a league  involving game which tests a persons Intelligence Quotient  something like Chess but of course i cant be even 1% sure about it because in other videos Kapil Dev talks about retirement and also about women players.

Since there is so much talk of  not playing from the Heart i feel this league may turn out to be something totally unrelated to sports.  It can be something related to women empowerment since one video draws focus to Indian women players and women are though to think from heart and Kapil Dev may be directly advising all us women here.
This could also be a quiz league or a celebrity mind testing reality show as so many references are made for using  the brains rather than the heart.
Another assumption i am going to make here is about this league being a newly launched Fantasy league for the IPL but then again more than half the IPL is over and the timing of the launch just does not fit in.

What Do you think this #EkNayiLeague is all about? please do share in comments.

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