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What is real beauty to you?

This question has been simmering in my head the past few days probably because I don't think I've ever seriously given it a thought. I knew it's different from person to person, as Emily Bronte wrote: "It is in the eye of the beholder". So I know that it is not what is there that matters, but how someone else perceives it to be and attaches desire to it.

More often than not, what is desired is what is hard to find or hard to be. Kind of like looking for the man/woman who has it all, which leads to more dead ends than any real deal breakers. It could be fair skin, a fit figure, flawless skin, long smooth tresses. Most of these are desired because they're not easy to have.

Fair skin darkens in the sun, many hours of work in the gym leads to a fit figure, flawless skin and smooth hair requires healthy eating habits and good maintenance. It is difficult to have for many, and for some it can be impossible to have.

What if I am born brown, I know I can never be fair. …

Wella Kolestint- 5/37 Medium Golden Brown

Yet another hair colour product to review.. this time it's the Wella Kolestint Colour Creme. I can't say I've used any Wella products before, so I thought I'd check with the lady from the local parlour to ask her what she thought of the product. Who else better than a hair dresser to answer a question on a hair product. She didn't say anything, instead she pointed at the cabinet which I'd never noticed before, and va va voom.. there she had it.. a whole range of Wella products, ranging from mousse, gels to conditioners. I guess she's a huge fan of the product. Encouraged by such faith, I finally got down to trying this product out.

How I bought it: I didn't buy it, it got sent to me via mail, although the product is available in Health & Glow and some medical stores

$$$: Rs 519

Comments: Having tried Revlon hair colour and L'oreal, I do believe Wella is the first hair colour product that I've used that has a pre-colouration treatment pack. I…

It's broken..`

If life was like a scene from a movie, I'd have it paused to the day I met you,

Forward it to the day you said 'I love you'.

Skip the arguments, play it slow through the kisses,

Play it all back over and over and over and over,

Till it comes to this part right here,

The part where this movie ends.

And the remote is no longer there,

Neither is the movie or the cd,

Its an empty room and a quiet house.

Mung Bean Sprouts @ home!

The past few weeks I've been running into bean sprouts, something that you get everywhere in countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.. that strangely enough doesn't make much of an appearance in India, at least not in the form of a root and shoot vegetable.

So there was a eureka moment, where it struck me that I should try and make them myself... that is if it was possible.

And it was... it's soooo simple, that essentially a six year old could do it. Suggestion: this would be a great summer project for children, essentially they'd be growing food for the family :) So through some research on the internet, i figured out what to do. I cheated! I got sprouted mung beans (green beans) from the shops and then did the following:

1. Place the beans into a tall plastic tupperware. It is recommended that a glass jar is used instead of a plastic tupperware.

2. After this it gets fairly simple. Every 8 hours or so, rinse the beans in water and then drain the water out. …