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Navratri, Food and Fast – A challenge for every girl

The season of festivals is here all lined up and a big challenge for all beauties out there is to look perfect while munching on the feast and delicacies. Navratri, food and fast are what bothers most of the girls. While playing garba is a priority, following the rituals of keeping fast is also on the mind and it is also difficult to resist festive food dishes!

Is it challenging? Well, not so when you have your diet routine smartly planned with my help!! Believe me, I can guide you to keep yourself fit even while enjoying food during Navratri and then in Diwali.

Most of us would be fasting during Navratri and mostly end up gaining weight, unfortunately, even though food eaten during fast is Saatvik and faraali. So I’ll be discussing the foods we should and should not have during fast.


1. CARBONATED DRINKS / FRUIT JUICES: Just because they contain natural fruit extract does not label them healthy. Either packaged or fresh, fruit juices do no good to you besides increasing your sugar levels. All the vital nutrients & fibres are out of it when your fruit is liquid.

2. FRIED FOOD: Only potato fries are not the culprits. We have many types of puris, pakodas and chips of what not faraali ingredients. Even if the source of food is healthy, if you are frying it, that food is not good for your body.

3. SHAKES & SMOOTHIES: Yes!!! They are a quick fix and comes in “healthy” trend nowadays. Just add up all the ingredients and blend. You are ready to go! But it’s always better to avoid it (unless you are super busy). Because just like fruit juices, the shake/smoothie is going to lose its nutritional density during processing.


1. WHOLE FRUITS: Bananas are not going to make you fat if you are physically active during fast. Instead, it is going to provide you with a lot of energy to dance your feet off on garba numbers.

2. SAMA: Even though it looks like broken rice, Sama is something everyone must have while fasting considering the satiety it provides during “no grain” days (because it’s not a grain but seed). There is no starch in it like rice, hence your risk of gaining weight due to having sama is just a myth. Enjoy it to fullest in different forms of dishes.

3. VARIETY OF FLOURS: Most commonly used are,

  • Kuttu (Buckwheat)
  • Singhara (Chestnut)
  • Rajgira (Amaranth)

These flours are made to use the variety of items like uttapams, dosas, upma & puris. If you avoid puris (keeping calorie count in mind), these foods are a real treat to your body. These pseudo grains are high in protein and many micronutrients which we miss out in the daily diet.

4. POTATOES, SWEET POTATOES & SAGO: These are considered “fattening foods”. They are not high in fats but in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are going to make you fat only if you have them in excess, the wrong way, wrong time. Potatoes & sweet potatoes (of course boiled, roasted or baked) are going to provide you energy and keep you full for longer. Sago does the same if you are having Sabudana khichadi instead of Sabudana vadaa. (Again calorie count!!!)

5. NUTS & DRY FRUITS: Many people might have been calling Cashews & Almonds dry fruits until you read it here; almonds, cashews, pistachios are nuts. Dates, anjeer, raisins are dehydrated/dried fruits. And yes, if you are looking for weight loss/ maintenance, NEVER have dry fruits because they are concentrated form of fructose sugar basically. Whereas, nuts are high in protein and completely fine to have in advised quantity.

6. DAIRY: Have milk, curd, paneer every day because that is the only form of complete protein you can consume in fasting.

So start your festive season in a healthy way so you are in shape to flaunt your slim waist in garba outfits!!!

Connect to me for personalized diet plans for the roll of upcoming events like Navratri, Diwali , New year.

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Techstars Surat Pacific Women Startup Weekend

Techstars Startup Weekend Surat Empowering Women Entrepreneurship

The startup culture in Surat is taking a shape from the last couple of years. People have started understanding lately that ‘startup’ word is not only associated with the male entrepreneurs but females share the same passion and zeal too! Last year when people of Surat observed the first ever Techstars Startup Weekend Surat, they were amazed by the idea and format of the event. Students, professionals and entrepreneurs participated in a huge number and hence the event became the talk of the town. Again in 2018, 2 more Startup Weekend Surat organized and now the fourth one, Techstars Surat Pacific Women Startup Weekend, is going to happen between 12th October and 14th October 2018 at Auro University. Techstars Startup Weekend Surat empowering women entrepreneurship and every girl of the city must grab an opportunity with both the hands!

So what is Techstars Startup Weekend Surat? It is a series of TechStars startup weekends held across cities in the Asia Pacific – during the month of September-October, focused on engaging and celebrating women + diversity + inclusion in local communities. TechStars Startup Weekend is the world’s starting point for entrepreneurship. This 54-hour event is where designers, developers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. Techstars Startup Weekend Surat is the organizer dedicated to fostering local entrepreneurship to strengthen the community.

54 hours at one place? It must be boring!! If you are thinking then the answer is big NO!! Techstars Startup Weekend is not only an event talking about startups and entrepreneurship but it’s a great fun – meeting new people and building a network.

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Techstars Surat Pacific Women Startup Weekend

If it is about networking and fun, it is also about learning many things from mentors. Participants learn a lot from many mentors who continuously stay with them and guide them to develop a great startup plan.

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The organizing team works 24*7 for these 3 days just to make sure the participants are not left clueless and they are given all kind of help and support. The teams get all the support from organizing team members. Every participant wins exciting gifts from Google and other gift partners and the winning team gets a dream prize too!!

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So girls, do not wait for a moment and just grab this opportunity. Let your dreams come out with this world recognized platform and nurture your idea. Make a team with other participants and take the guidance from different mentors. This is a platform only meant for you and you should feel proud by joining this event. You can register Techstars Startup Weekend Surat by clicking here. And yes, don’t go alone, take at least 2 of your best female friends with you to participate. You will also get a chance to meet and interact with the Girl in Neighbour team there!

Join now!!: https://in.explara.com/e/swsuratwomen2018 Paul Worrilow Womens Jersey

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An Initiative to Empower Girls for Internet Security By #DigitalGirl Campaign

The global scenario of distribution of the internet users very much balanced compare to India. Globally, the percentage of male internet users is 56% and female users is 44% as per December 2017 data (source: UNICEF). But the Indian condition of internet users is very disturbing. For the same time period, there are 71% male internet users in India whereas only 29% female internet users. This data is thought-provoking. India has registered the highest number of internet users in last year or so globally and hence it becomes important to understand the reason for the imbalance between two internet using genders in India. The #DigitalGirl campaign is an initiative to empower girls for internet security and social media privacy taken by iVIPANAN Digital Marketing Services.

The agenda is to sensitize young girls, who are at a critical stage of accepting and being empowered by the internet, to the threats they may face online, and equip them with the tools they need to protect themselves online. The program takes the form of discussions and seminar, where students hear from an expert team of girls and also share their experiences. Girls of Girl in Neighbour leaves the program with more awareness of the threats and how to keep themselves safe online and also spark the dialogue of #DigitalGirl with their peer groups and cohorts.

This is an honest attempt to ensure the online safety of women and girls who are most prone to the hazards of an open platform. Another idea is to encourage girls to take their career perspective very seriously with the help of Social media. We launched this campaign on 11th September 2018 by conducting the first session at SDJ International College where more than 250 female students remained present. With the cooperation of HODs of BBA, BCA and BCom streams, the first attempt to encourage the girls was quite satisfactory.

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SDJ International College (BBA, BCA, BCom.)

In a week time period only, our team reached out to the other two colleges in Surat, Bhagwan Mahavir College of Management (MBA) and S R Luthra Institute of Management (MBA). Along with female students, the female faculties remained present to attend the session.

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Bhagwan Mahavir College of Management (MBA)

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The enthusiasm and participation of the girls were superb and overwhelming. Students kept asking the questions and the problems they normally face like cyberbullying and trolling.

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S R Luthra Institute of Management

We are going to visit many more college before Diwali and our objective is to reach out to the maximum number of colleges across Gujarat. This is the mammoth task and our team of girls is committed to spreading the awareness and knowledge of internet security and social media privacy to the females. Interested colleges can contact us at 98794 56211 to organize a seminar in their college. Let’s grow digitally together! Mike Nugent Womens Jersey

Why You Must Consult a Dietitian To Live Healthy Life

“Just as everyone is different, everyone’s diets have to be different too…!!! That may be the reason you are not getting results.. as you are following someone else’s regime.”

Well, that is my belief. I am Srushti Bothra and I am Surat based dietitian, consulting many patients successfully from last many years. Many times people ask me ‘What is the need for a dietician? We are healthy and we eat home cooked food only!” One needs to understand the role of a dietician in the life to live a healthy and long life. There are many factors that play a vital role to keep our self-healthy and fit.  I provide personalized diets based on many factors such as:

1. BODY TYPE:  A person’s body can be classified into three type –

a. ECTOMORPH – The body is lean and long. People with ectomorphic body find it difficult to build muscles.

b. ENDOMORPH – The body is big and broad (pear-shaped in women). People with endomorphic body have a high tendency to store fat.

c. MESOMORPH – The body is muscular and well built. People with mesomorphic body have a high metabolic rate.

2. BLOOD GROUP:  Blood group plays a major role in the way our body treats different types of food groups like fats, proteins, carbohydrates. So, a diet rich in one nutrient may be best for one type of blood group and worst for others.

3. LIFESTYLE: Our lifestyle impacts the functioning of the body. Some of the factors affecting our lifestyle are:

a. Sleep

b. Water intake

c. Frequent outings

d. Food habits

e. The time interval between two meals

And many more things.

4. METABOLISM-  If our metabolism is slow (obviously because of poor lifestyle habits!!), our body won’t burn the fat no matter what!! This is called hypometabolism and this can cause metabolic syndromes like Diabetes, PCOD, Thyroid, etc. if not taken care of in long run.

5. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY- Some people get thin just by doing brisk walking and others can’t lose some grams even after a hardcore workout. (Unfair, I know!!). But this again depends on the factors mentioned above.

6. FAMILY HISTORY-  It’s very IMPORTANT!!! Always tell your dietitian if any metabolic syndrome like diabetes / CVD (cardiovascular diseases) run in your family; both maternal and paternal side. It will help you take precaution before its too late.

7. DIETARY HABITS- If you are Punjabi & following Japanese Sushi Diet (after googling its amazing effects on the internet), you may lose some pounds but may turn crazy after following it for some time. You’ll crave delicious chhole-kulcha and the craving hormone leptin will hinder your weight loss journey.

NOTE: The FAD diets are not sustainable to lose weight.

“As a dietitian, it is very important for me to check these all factors and then plot a personalized diet plan which my client can follow happily without disturbing their mind and body in an extreme way. And this is going to give them 100% result in getting the perfectly sculpted body.”

 You can connect to me (Dt. Srushti Bothra) on

INSTAGRAM: sculptandgetwell

FACEBOOK: Dt. Srushti Bothra

WHATSAPP: 9978487254

Grab an appointment, meet me personally and discuss all the problems restricting you from reaching your fitness goals. You won’t be disappointed for sure! Nic Dowd Womens Jersey

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World Class Taste of La Pino’z Pizza at Pal Adajan Girls Can not Resist

Girls and food have become true lovers these days. Though the urban girls of today are diet conscious, every now and then they go out with friends for hangouts at various food joints. Having a food is not just the objective but food which tickles the taste buds of girls excites them the most, isn’t it?! When it comes to quick bytes of Pizza, girls are normally very choosy and they prefer the perfect taste and texture of Pizza. Recently our gang of Girls went to La Pino’z Pizza at Pal Adajan in Surat to taste the varieties of Pizza the restaurant is offering and guess what happened? They had a great time with Heart Shaped Pizza which was on the offer for Valentine’s Day only at La Pino’z Pizza Pal Adajan. The offer of 1 +1 Pizza was irresistible and our girls-gang could not stop eating the last piece of Pizza on the plat.

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The heart shaped Pizza was treating to watch for eyes. The Pizza smelled so good that it was difficult to decide to gaze or to eat! The variety of Pizza makes you confuse what to order. The unique thing we found at this place was the giant pizza of 24″ which serves to 12 people. So if you are going with your friends, you need to order single pizza only!

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La Pino’s Pizza offers ‘Cheezy7″ Pizzas which comes with 7 varieties of cheese toppings. The Indian taste buds of yours will be taken care by Indian style Pizzas like Tandoori Special, Paneer Tikka Butter Masala and Schezwan Sauce in Indian style. Pizza can be accompanied with Italian style baked Pastas, Quesadillas, Varieties of Garlic bread, Cheezo Garlic breadsticks, Stuffed garlic bread sticks, Twisties, Tacos, Salads and beverages. The restaurant owners are so genuine and when our girls asked them “How do you rate your Pizza?” He genuinely replied that don’t rely on our ratings, instead you check the ratings on our Facebook page @Lapinozadajan. The ratings are given by our customers and we believe they just loved the Pizzas!

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The outlet is also giving offers on Wednesday and Friday for 1 pizza free on buying 1 pizza. The offer is valid on Premium, exotic and speciality category pizzas for Medium and Large pizzas. If you have missed the heart-shaped pizza on Valentine’s day then you should not feel bad and you can enjoy free pizza on Wednesday and Friday too! So go and grab the offer now! And girls, you can give the treat to your friends any weekend! You must be the style icon for your friends and now you can become the pizza-icon too!

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Exclusive Lingerie Showroom Now in Surat

PrettySecrets Now in Surat – Trendy and Sassy Lingerie Showroom

Surat is one of the fastest growing city in India and known as the Textile hub. The fashion trends in Surat city are following the trends of Mumbai and hence people here are choosy about the brands and they know what they want to wear. The selection of branded clothes is not limited to the Indian and Western wears but it beyond that. Females have become more selective for trendy lingerie selection and they have become more brand conscious too!

Lingerie is not more an alien word for them and they travel outside Surat too to buy branded lingerie. While Surti females are choosy about the brands, they also look for comfort, design and varieties in the range of lingerie. Whether it is bras, panties, nightwear or even swimwear, they all look for design and comfort along with the class. The good news is here! Girls of Surat do not need to travel anywhere to buy trendy and sexy lingerie because India’s topmost Lingerie brand PrettySecrets has now opened their showroom in Surat!

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PrettySecrets showroom in Surat

PrettySecrets understands that great comfort and fit are essential when it comes to innerwear. This reflects remarkably in the brand’s lingerie & nightwear that not only fit & feel great but also are uncompromising in style. The brand’s portfolio consists of 1200+ products at value for money prices across Bras, Panties, Nightwear, Activewear & Swimwear.

Being India’s fastest growing lingerie brand, PrettySecrets constantly innovates and develops products to upgrade the Indian lingerie market by providing umpteen choices to its customers – Be it lingerie or nightwear, prints or a burst of colours! From everyday cotton lingerie to smoothing seamless to push-ups to pretty lace favourites, there’s something unique in every product. The nightwear range features a perfect mix of remarkably soft cotton for lazy lounge days and dreamy satin because a little indulgence can go a long way!

Bloggers team of GirlinNeighbour at the PrettySecrets showroom
Bloggers team of GirlinNeighbour at the PrettySecrets showroom

Team GirlinNeighbour visited the opening ceremony of the PrettySecrets showroom on 10th October at VR Mall in Surat to check the exclusive range of bras, panties, nightwears and swimwear. Our team had a great fun out there and the in charge of the showroom was too, very excited. According to her – “We believe Surat is the fastest growing city in India and women here have become brand conscious. We are committed to delivering the best fitting and classy range of lingerie to them and hence now they don’t need to go to the city like Mumbai for the shopping of exclusive range of lingerie.”

Girl in Neighbour team at PrettySecrets
GirlinNeighbour team with in charge of Pretty Secrets showroom in Surat

Our team also inquired what expectations the company is having from the fashionistas of Surat? The company believes that Surat girls and women are so sure about their choice and they are brand followers. The showroom is also situated in the most happening mall of Surat – VR Mall which makes it easier for the girls to shop for their choice of lingerie.

GirlinNeighbour Team after their visit to the PrettySecrets Showroom
GirlinNeighbour Team after their visit to the PrettySecrets Showroom

PrettySecrets is offering some great deals on the varieties of bras, panties, nightwears and swimwears which you can buy from the showroom.

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It’s time to give your black, white and nude lingerie a break. Go on, experiment with the vibrant hues currently splashing through our collection, only on PrettySecrets.com

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You can take the assistance of the Showroom in charge and her team to select your choice and fitting of lingerie. The staff of the showroom is so helpful and they have the knowledge to fulfil your desire!

Buy trendy lingerie from PrettySecrets website
Buy lingerie from PrettySecrets website

Visit the showroom once and I am sure you will fall in love with the design, comfort and varieties of bras, panties, nightwears and swimwear. The address is:

PrettySecrets, 207, 2nd floor, VR Mall, Dumas Road, Surat.  Robin Yount Jersey

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Cosmetic Care is As Important As Taking Care of Yourself

Every woman prefers to put on make-up to look appealing. But do we take as much care of our Cosmetics as we’re concerned about our make-up? It is generally observed that majority of the women are careless about maintaining their cosmetics properly. For example, they leave the lipstick open after applying it, keep a foundation puff outside the case, misplace the eye shadow brush etc.

So let’s see how to take care of our cosmetics and what the expiry date of different cosmetics is-


  • Always keep foundation in a cool place.
  • Shake the bottle before using the foundation.
  • Take little foundation on the palm and then apply on the face.
  • Never use foundation on the make –up because it will look awful.
  • If your skin irritates while applying the foundation, stop using it because it may be spoiled.
  • Keep in mind that the life of a foundation is 6 months to one year, not more than that.


  • Never take moisturiser with the finger. Otherwise, it will spoil very quickly. Use a plastic spoon or ice-cream stick for that.
  • Moisturiser should be kept away from water.
  • BY mistake if you take out more moisturiser than required, never pour it back to the bottle.
  • If we don’t get the moisturiser in proper proportion from the bottle, then it means that it’s spoiled.
  • Remember that the Life of a moisturiser is 6 months to one year.

Face powder:

  • Always use face powder with the puff.
  • Never keep the powder cap open after using it.
  • Keep the face powder away from a moist place.
  • Life of the face powder is 2 years.


  • When the colour of the concealer changes, it means that it is spoiled.
  • If you want to increase the life of your concealer, then keep its brusher at a safe and clean place
  • Life of the concealer will be-

Powder and stick concealer- approx. 2 years

Liquid concealer – approx. 8 months


  • Consider that the speed of bacteria’s development is faster in cream based eye shadow than in powder based eye shadow
  • Always use clean makeup brush for applying an eye shadow
  • If you apply the eye shadow with your fingers, make sure you wash your hands before applying eye shadow.
  • Life of eye shadows is approx. 6 to 12 months for cream based and 2 years for powder based eye shadow.

Kajal and Eyeliner:

  • Never forget to close your eyeliner after you use it. Immediately close it to prevent it from drying.
  • Never allow anyone to use your eyeliner because it may infect your eyes.
  • Life of the eyeliner is 6 months.


  • Always use mascara brush only for applying mascara. (i.e. Don’t use it for any other purpose).
  • After using mascara brush for mascara application, dip it into lukewarm water with little cleansing powder.
  • If mascara dries in the bottle, put it into warm water for 10 minutes & it will be ready to use.
  • Life of the mascara is approx. 3 months.


  • Never forget to close the cap of your lipstick after using it. Because if it is left open, dust will stick on it and ultimately it will lead to cause infection on your lips.
  • Always use good quality lipsticks. Never opt for the low quality & cheap lipsticks because it may cause side effects on your lips.
  • Never allow anyone to use your lipstick.
  • Always keep the lipstick at a cool place.
  • If possible, try to apply lipstick with a lip brush.
  • Estimated life of a lipstick is 2 years.

Lip liner/ Lip gloss:

  • If the smell of the lip liner or lip gloss changes, immediately stop using it.

Always remember to close the lead of lip liner/lip gloss after using it.  The average life of Lip liner/Lip gloss is approx. 5 to 6 months. Fabian Moreau Authentic Jersey