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My YouTube Channel

Posted By shwetadave09 on Travel

http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - I launched my YouTube channel last week and received a lot of love from all my blogger friends when I shared it on Facebook. I am delighted to share it here on my blog I was so nervous doing a video, like I sometimes looked away or when the recording was almost done Rio would bark there were times when I completed the video and realized it was out of focus and blur.. but finally did it all and glad to share launch it Please do watch the video, like and subscribe to my channel as most of them ended […]

Exciting Travel Destinations to Visit in Costa Rica

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - Costa Rica is a rugged Central American nation that is one of the biggest natural playgrounds on Earth. Though small in size, it is one of the most scenic places to visit in Central America. The wide variety of fauna and flora combined with the diverse landscape that consists of mountains, terrains, valleys, beaches, lakes and rivers make Costa Rica a visual treat for travelers and tourists. 1. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve A forest reserve that is maintained by the Tropical Science Center, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has lush green mountains that are shrouded in clouds with an exotic range […]

Unnoticed Yet Necessary – A Poem

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com -   He looked into my eyes Red, swollen, unslept I tried to smile Memories of erstwhile I’d leave him long back already But he stood unnoticed but necessary He saw me move & saw me fall He saw me fail & saw me crawl I’d leave him long back already Still he stood unnoticed but necessary Today I met him yet again My cold hands he held in rain Many a came in the meanwhile None a steady hand or glory to stand high I’d leave him long back already Yet he stood unnoticed but necessary A look at him […]

I Am That Woman

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - I pen this poem as a gratitude to all women and the respective roles they play. PM Modi in this address to all women said that women with the varied responsibilities we have and the awesome managers we are, we need no empowerment and who are men to empower someone who is already empowered. So with that thought, I wish all my friends a very happy women’s day.  

I am Curvasexalicious

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - That was exactly what plus size model Ashley Graham had to say! Imagine a sports magazine such as Sports Illustrated known for always targeting men for its cover. And the cover just shouted that Ashley Graham is beautiful. While it received a lot of positive response such as “plus is equal” but a lot of negative backlash as well. “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]” – Cheryl Tiegs. “No, I don’t think it’s healthy. Her face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don’t think it’s […]

Swiss are Racist or Intolerant?

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - Switzerland rules under direct democracy meaning,giving citizens an extraodinary amount of participation in the legislation process and granting them a maximum of political self-determination. The amount of mass migration to Western European countries is known to all. The Swiss People Party’s rolled out an initiative expel foreign criminals even over very petty crimes. The initiative will be put to vote with public and if passed it would mean up to 18,000 foreigners could be expelled from Switzerland every year for what could be just two minor offences in past ten years. A major point to note is that a quarter of the country’s […]

Love More, Expect Still

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - I see relationships everywhere. Every communication has a potential to be a relationship. That’s how relationship’s start don’t they? Some more of exchange…Virtual ….Real! these days virtual more than real. When I met Laura she was uneasy, occupied and not the fun filled friend I always meet. On prodding a bit she burst like a bubble, among the many things she said some really bit me hard. I am not a person to get into personal details so I just let her speak what she felt like sharing. “Was my understanding of love wrong? Wasn’t love about trust, unwavering, unfaltering […]

Perfect V-Day Dress – My Cheat Sheet

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - The second in the series of my Valentine cheat sheet is FOCUS. The first was to choose a gift to flatter him If you missed the first read it here. So my advice is to Focus on yourself. The gift is awesome and the gift giver needs to be ravishing too. A five point guide to get you ravishing.. Head to the spa: if you are a mommy whose world revolves around her babies, a busy homemaker who wants the home to perfection or a workaholic woman like me who hits a bad hair day every Thursday hit the spa. […]

Adbhutam (अद्भुतं) Amazement – 5 sentence ficiton

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - An Adbhut (Amazing) Gift Vaman Hari Rao looked in amazement at the huge chandelier that hung sparkling diamond like reflection all over the reception, the intricately designed red carpet felt soft as feature under his rough cracked feet. Amazement touched his every cell by the fresh scent of flowers, he had never seen such exotic decoration of purple orchids and white lilies.  His belief in humanity strengthened when the superstar kept his promise to this poor farmer of an all paid trip to Mumbai  in a five star resort in return of a 10 minute shot in his home at Kasara gaon. […]

Now That is Funny (Nonfiction)

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com -   A week after I was here and kind of settled to the temperature dip of 33 degrees from Mumbai to Basel, I decided to get a nice change of hairstyle to pep me up, what I call as being “Chamko”. After a super session and a happy me stepped out more confident and good looking than before, I hopped in the tram. Just a few stops later is the Novartis HQ. A group of 4 men and a woman, an American, let us call him John Doe, an American Desi {that’s what I call people of our origin who […]

Top 7 things to do in Malaga Andalusia

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - Last Christmas I packed my bags to go the warmest region in Europe in Winter – The Andalusia. Andalusia is a south-western European region established as an autonomous community of the Kingdom of Spain. Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of around 600,000 it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 km (62.14 mi) east of the […]