Earning money the play-way- Toys and books rentals Franchise

Toy rentals franchise is your way of getting loyal, friendly customers who just want what you have to offer, toys! A franchise model with zero royalty fee where you get 100% returns from your investment is the best way to start your business from home!

Many of us out here are parents who buy toys almost every week. When my baby was just born, I had this image of him with an angelic face playing amongst a well appointed room full of his toys. Come to think of it, this is what everyone of us wants for kids. But what we don’t realise till its very late is that children have a very low attention span, and anything new, whether it is worth Rs 20 or Rs 2000, has its fun and value only for a few minutes, and then it gets piled up with other toys – neglected and used only occasionally.

The constant grouse “ I have nothing to play with” has become so common in our home that I am more than sure that if we went on this way, we will soon have a place full of toys and nothing else!

What came to my rescue when my baby was young was this toy rental company, which helped me in various ways!

I could select toys for a set period of time, they were delivered and picked up by them. This way, I could decide whether my baby would show any interest in any toy, and I would buy it only after seeing him play with it for a longer period of time than others. It really saved me from a lot many potentially useless purchases. I realised that it is always better to rent the toys out than investing in them, as they can be reused by others, saving a lot of money for everyone, and in a way, its beneficial for the environment as well!!

But that was not all, the best part was he was playing with expensive, hard to invest in toys at a fraction of a cost! This try and buy mechanism, and of course, renting toys that were way too expensive to make a one time investment  was so convenient and child friendly I was totally impressed and hooked!

So here is our idea for you- Toys and Books Rentals Franchise, a business which is evergreen, has loyal clients ( kids!!) and you will always be in demand!

Here are some of the benefits of opening your own toy rental business!

  • Purely a work from home opportunity
  • Hardly needs more than 2-3 hours of time every day
  • You really don’t need any work-experience!
  • You are indulging in something which is everyone’s favourite- Toys!
  • The payouts are steady and huge, because most people are always in the need of new toys and books for their kids all the time!
  • You could recover your investment in a year’s time!!
  • Your customer base would be huge, and age group could be 0-18 years, or even any age for toys like board games etc that can be used by adults too!!
  • It is cooperative, sustainable and fun!


If you have been hooked so far and still reading it, here is more, you do not have to take out your shopping bags and hunt for toys and books for little ones. You can get well researched, most popular toys and books from an established brand. How?

Read on!

Go for a Toy  Library Franchise! This is the most convenient way to own your own business from home, and get the most of your investment and time. All you need is a regular seed investment, (not one time, mind you) you are allowed to make staggered investments starting from as low as Rs 2.5 Lacs for all the toys, books, stationery, and everything else that you would need to set up your own library. And your first years profit net of expenses on a lower side could be upto Rs 8 lacs!!

Sign up for toys franchise today, the biggest reward would be the smile on the faces of your happy customers!!



How to get work even if you have zero work experience

The year was 2015. Freshly graduated, Nita had a lot of dreams about her career. And then it happened. Her father finally found a good match for her. Everything was picture perfect. For some time, Nita also forgot that she had planned a career ahead. Happily married, first few years went away in settling in new routine and getting used to married life. Motherhood followed, and slowly all her past life was relegated to old albums and faint memories.

One day, at a school reunion, she met a friend. Her friend was working with an MNC. Nita was struck by her personality, and found herself a little pulled down by the fact that despite scoring better throughout, she had nothing much to say about what she is doing. Though she knew she was doing far more work as a homemaker, she suddenly realised that all her hard work during her school and college days amounted to nothing.Instead of feeling good and positive after the reunion, she came back depressed.

Sounds familiar? Is it your story or of someone you know? Read on…

Never one to give up, she decided to look for opportunities. Every afternoon, she would sit down and look for opportunities in newspapers, as well as online. Though she was skeptical that most of the jobs might want some kind of prior work experience, she was delighted to learn that it was never too late to start working again.

How? What was it that Nita found that was both satisfying, rewarding and didn’t require her to venture out of home?

Watch this video to find out!!



How to get work with Zero Work Experience- QWEEN


Telecalling- How your phone can be your ATM, a Work-From-Home Opportunity with zero investment!

Its rare that we get an opportunity this big to work -from-home. It doesn’t need any investment, except for your free time.

Telecalling or telemarketing is one such field. Over a period of time, with the penetration of internet, it has become more or less the only point of contact between corporations and their customers.

Setting up a call centre and having an army of telecallers to do the job is not everyone’s forte, and so many companies, SMEs, and organisations rely on telecallers who can operate from home or on a part-time or project basis. It helps cut costs, and also helps in getting the message across to customers without investing a lot of capital in setting up a call centre.

Even after so many marketing possibilities through social media, print media and mobile chat portals, companies still consider tele calling an important marketing strategy.

Here is why it is still relevant for marketers

  1. It helps in reaching one-to-one to the customers- Instead of broadcasting a message, one to one conversation gives more insights to marketers about their target market
  2. Its more direct and gives live feedback- This is direct approach, where a customer is made aware of the products available, and hence can be used as an effective tool
  3. It is cost effective- More and more marketers are realising that direct tele-calling is more effective and gives instant results instead of spreading their advertising budget and reach thin across various mediums. It helps to connect with the target market, without spending too much as cost of making a call is very low compared to creating adverts, paying advertising fee etc.

These are just some of the reasons why more and more companies these days prefer the tele-marketing route over the other mediums.

QWEEN has regular crowd -sourcing requirements from its partners and various companies looking for effective tele-marketing  or tele-calling teams. We think it is one of the most satisfying and rewarding work-from-home opportunities, as it requires minimum investment and results are almost instantaneous. 

How does it work?

A telecaller is expected to make calls, a work-from-home telecaller would ideally be expected to have her own mobile phone/ landline and also a computer and internet connection. Most companies provide their own database to be tapped. These days the companies provide facilities like call recording by  routing your calls to their database to a server which records the calls.Payouts are really rewarding , as the caller is paid for each successful call made.

Why would they prefer you over a call centre?

We all have attended calls from routine call centres, and we all know how we have blocked these calls, or have got irritated at their lack of knowledge, even the lack of command over language! We understand that the call centres routinely hire freshers, who are just out of college, and lack confidence and effective communication skills for the real world. Having been at the receiving end of these calls yourself, you know how difficult it is to be efficient as well as effective in the first 20-30 seconds of the call.

Companies usually provide full training to you in the field of their products and services, and this equips you even better to handle these calls.

Finally, when you are making calls from your own home using your own equipment ( bills for the particular sim card are generally fully reimbursed), the companies make a huge saving on call centre infrastructure as well as hiring charges.

How does it help me?

  1. Work -From-Home- You can work from home at your own pace and convenience. You are given a set target of calls to be made each day, and as you go along, you realise you can do better! Payments are made per successful call and this helps in utilising your free time in a productive manner
  2. Zero Investment- All you have to do is get a separate number ( QWEEN recommends having a separate number for these projects for your own safety and privacy) which you can use to make these calls. Your phone could be used, and location could even be the balcony of your home or a peaceful corner!
  3. Hone your communication skills- Trust us, we know that your confidence levels hit a new low when you are not working , or are not interacting with complete strangers on a regular basis. Calling up people and interacting with them in English or any other language helps you connect with the outside world, and brush up your communication skills. It also helps in thinking on your feet, as most of our experienced callers will tell you, when you are able to convince a customer from negative to positive, you realise the power of your speech!
  4. Potential to join the companies- All companies look for talent on a regular basis. If you have been on a career break or have been away from the industry for a while, this presents you with an excellent opportunity to get noticed. Who knows, you could be asked to join their marketing department or training department for telecallers!
  5. Not a binding commitment- If you are not the type who could stick with a particular type of job,You can do this work on a project basis, and get experience along with getting paid.
  6. No additional skills required- Your background could be arts or science, literature or architecture, nothing else is needed ,except for being a good communicator,

All this is really good, How do I start?

You can start by logging on to our website and selecting telecalling as preferred work -from-home opportunity. If you are a member of any of our whatsapp groups, you could get in touch with us there and ask to join in . You must update your profile on our website, so you could be contacted as soon as an opportunity arises.

QWEEN has two projects going live soon, and we are in the process of sourcing a team. So do join us today!


8 Worst Interview Mistakes Women Make

Did you know that almost 60% of women are likely to play down on their achievements at an interview? Also, that most women would accept upto 30% lesser compensation package than their male counterparts?

Are you one of these women who don’t know what is right at an interview?

QWEEN brings to you 8 common mistakes that you can avoid to excel at any interview

  1. Dressing Inappropriately

    Appearance sends a message about your professionalism and personality, so dress appropriately. With such a wide array of clothing to choose from, it’s easier for women to make a fashion faux pas when it comes to dressing for an interview. Keep colors muted, if wearing suits, opt for for navy blue, dark gray and black, and tone down jewelry and makeup. If formality is a concern, always dress one level above the position you’re applying for.Consider the company work culture, ask the person who set up interview if you are in doubt.

  2. Being too talkative

    Women tend to talk too much in interviews, which can dilute the message they are trying to convey. According to HR experts, the interviewer should be allowed to speak for at least 60% of the time during the interview. The candidate should keep responses less than one minute long to have active engagement from the interviewer. Your body language should be to maintain eye contact and lean slightly forward.

  3. Appearing too rigid

    Be likable, because likability more often than not excels over experience. A lot of women are good at connecting with others but make the mistake of turning off that ability when they go into an interview. Be yourself and let your personality, energy and optimism shine through. It will let your potential new boss know that you’re passionate about the position, a trait you’d bring to the job.

  4. Negotiating poorly

    One of the biggest interview mistakes made by women is accepting a job offer without negotiating for a better deal. Women tend to have a depressed perception of the market and often set salary targets too low–sometimes as much as 30% lower than men. Find out what the market pays in your industry and location, and ask for more than your true salary goal. If the initial offer is too low, ask for time to consider it and then come back with a counter-offer. Never assume that a “no” answer is set in stone.

  5. Playing poker- Bluffing!

    If an interviewer asks you questions on an unfamiliar topic, respond with remarks such as “that’s a really good question, but I’ll need to do a little bit of research first before I can respond,” or “I haven’t encountered that in my career, but I would make sure to seek guidance from my boss.”Unless you’re applying for a job as a professional poker player, bluffing your way through an interview is a definite no-no.

  6. Poor Self- Marketing

    Unlike men who can make the mistake of being too arrogant or pushy, women tend to be too modest about their accomplishments. The interview is the time to project confidence and pride in your work, not reticence. You are your brand. Promote your contributions to past projects, give specific examples of how your skills contributed to your former company’s success and discuss how your unique talents are well-suited for the position you’re seeking

  7. Avoiding responsibilities

    Women frequently make the blunder of testifying against themselves. They might respond to a management question by saying, “To be honest, I haven’t actually been in charge of an entire division, but …” Prefacing an answer with a disclaimer cancels out whatever positive information may follow. Always concentrate on your strengths, and never uncover insecurities unless specifically prompted for weaknesses by the interviewer.

  8. Worrying Too Much

    Women are more likely to worry themselves out of a job. The anxiety shows in the interview and projects a lack of confidence. What may be temporary stress will come off as a nervous personality. Walk into an interview armed with the idea that they will love you. That kind of positive energy will have a huge impact on the way the meeting goes. If you think you’re the right person for the job, the interviewer will be apt to believe it.

QWEEN proudly announces one on one workshop on brushing up your interview skills. Another quick workshop happening on Whatsapp Platform is sure to help you with developing your resume. Click here to know more! Or whatsapp us on 8097095554 now!






Handwriting Analysis ( Graphology)- A career in fine strokes

Did you know that a person’s handwriting could depict more than 5000 traits of his personality? Or that you can actually change a lot of things about your internal behaviour simply by a stroke?

Graphology or hand-writing analysis in simple terms, is one such science. IT speaks volumes about the writer’s personality. It can provide valuable insights into one’s personality with only a few words scribbled hurriedly on a piece of paper or the doodles that they drew in an oblivious mood. Graphology is based on the analysis of handwriting. It believes that a person’s handwriting gives usa  pricture of the mind’s status by the way letters bend, slant, spaces , size etc.

Hitler’s signature always had an upward rise, which explains his unprecedented thirst for power and achievements.  A person’s handwriting mirrors his/her psychology and graphology is the method by which his/her personality can be analysed, evaluated and identified.

Where is Graphology being used?

Graphology gives an extra, valuable tool in many different professions, and a graphologist can make a career out of it right from the comfort of their home.

The fields where graphology is successfully used are-

  1. Aptitude analysis- Based on a person’s handwriting, a graphologist can actually assess and evaluate a students or a prospective employee’s attitude, general behaviour and a lot of hidden personality traits. Since it is not gender specific, and does not reveal age, sex or race, it is a very effective tool to evaluate and assess a personality without gender discrimination. It serves as an added means of assessing for career guidance, vocational guidance and  behaviour therapy as well as background evaluation. Some organisations send handwritten sheets of candidates to graphologists before hiring as merely face to face interview cannot get cent percent insight into a person’s psyche!
  2. Legal services- A Graphologist’s services are very much in demand to check authenticity of legal documents like wills, letters , financial instruments etc. Many government agencies employ graphologists during critical cases like forgery, economic offences and criminal cases too! Even court and police departments need handwritten materials found at crime-scenes to be analysed by graphologists
  3. Teaching- A Trained graphologist can teach others to resolve their issues by simply changing the way they write. Hand writing with confident , full strokes convey a lot about a person and many people have claimed to have benefitted from advice of graphologists .

What is needed to be a successful graphologist?

There are no rigid criteria for someone aspiring to be a graphologist. Someone with good communication skills, desire to explore, intelligence, inquisitiveness, sharp eye, ability to notice minute details and a desire to understand and analyse people is well suited for studying it. Some practice it out of passion and some take it as their profession.

How much can a graphologist earn?

Graphology, combined with techniques like personality assessment and other techniques, can yield a very successful and rewarding career. With regular sessions, a graphologist can easily earn upto Rs 50000/-  a month combining online, offline consultations, teaching, and other such assignments.

Mohan Bose, director, Kolkata Institute of Graphology says, “Graphology is a psychological tool to understand human personality where there’s a need to know a particular human. It is a diagnostic tool also which can help one in choosing career as a child counsellor. This is called grapho therapy where problem is diagnosed. In HR and legal areas help of graphologists are always sought by corporate biggies as well as in legal areas. One can use graphology in stress management also as by writing a particular positive sentence five times a day helps reduce stress as a result of neuro-muscular activities that it triggers.”

QWEEN is providing a complete Graphology workshop with a trained graphologist. Click here to know more





Why I Work from home- Candid Confessions

I often get asked this question that why do I prefer working from home over going to work?

So I decided to make some confessions out here where most women who are working- from-home like me would nod away their heads, and hopefully with these candor I would be able to convince the other half who are yet to take the plunge will be motivated to at least give it a try.

  1. When I started, I made – Nothing!! I started with no expectations of getting paid. You heard it right, after working in corporate sector for 10 years, I had no hopes that a) I will get a decent job working from home b) It will even cover the cost of my internet. I always wanted to do what I liked, and I always had this fear that doing what you love is never going to pay for your bills. In my early days, I only focused on learning opportunities, so that I had a strong base over time. And that’s what happened!
  2. I had no clue what I was doing could be done on a sustainable basis- I tried my hands at a lot many things when I started working from home, basically I spread and stretched myself to as many things possible, so that when it is all over, I would know where I stand and what will be a good balance between what I like doing, and what does pay me a respectable amount for my time.
  3. Going back was no option- I had made up my mind about a few things, I would not go back to my job, and I would not get into sales. I always wanted to remain in the background, and never wanted to be someone whom people will shy away from the moment she walked in- lest she pitches another product! Much as I wanted to, sales didn’t leave me, but still I restricted myself to give in to faster money in the initial days by resisting becoming a retailer or reseller.
  4. I trained as much as I could- I still do!- I decided to take online training, offline workshops, seminars, webinars, read about whatever field I was getting into, and gave my best. If it was about reviews and audits, I learnt what they were online, read lots of guides and resources, and then dug my heels and did it religiously for as long as I could bear. If it still didn’t work out I would move on.
  5. I would bounce off ideas with a best friend or a support group – Often, I would get passionate about one thing, gave it all, and then realise that the money I was making was not even sufficient to cover my fuel expenses! But since I would always end up loving whatever I was doing, learning to say no was a long, painful process. I had a support group and my friends to bounce off my ideas. I would ask them if they thought it was worth my time and energy. My husband would always be very supportive through this decision. Without getting judgmental or making fun of it, my network would help me quit doing what I was doing without getting into a mess, and focus my energies on something else which would at least give me satisfaction.
  6. I persisted, so I prevailed- I made sure I would keep doing what I loved, and when there was a small opening, I would be the first one to apply. I kept my deck of work, published URLs, important emails, and my CV always ready. It helped me in applying to the jobs as soon as they got published. My mailbox used to be full with email templates which I could use without wasting my time. Most Work-From-Home opportunities have a small shelf life, and a large number of people apply for them. Those who apply first, are well organised, prepared, and already doing something or have undergone training are most likely to be selected. Common sense, isn’t it?
  7. I categorised working hour zones- Most often, work-from-home women are asked about their schedules in detail. Initially I simply could not draw a boundary and could never convincingly answer the question because I didn’t know how much time I would be able to consistently give to my work. Not anymore. I now know I have some working hour zones which are totally uninterrupted and these zones are tried to maximise my productivity on. The other times, I simply try and glide through the work which does not really require a lot of attention. So as I am writing this heartfelt blog at 5 am in the morning, this is the time I find myself most creative and flooded with ideas. As the day progresses, the routine life takes over and everything has its own time. My workout, a quick nap and even a cup of coffee with a friend, all has a slot.I am somewhere in the middle of half time working, other half finishing chores. But I rest easy because I have about 3 to 4 safe one hour work zones during the day.
  8. I take one day at a time and don’t fret over the past- I don’t look back, because I don’t have to go that way. I plan my work schedule a day in advance while I am going through anything. It need not be something in detail, but I write down things that I have to do next day. Whenever I come across something interesting that I can use for my work, I mail it to myself, and when I am running low on creative juices, I simply borrow from these stashed references to sail through the day. I do not break my head over how pathetic I am anymore. I just move on.

Work-From-Home  has always been perceived as a step lower than a regular 9 to 5 job. But to say it is easier than working at office is like  living in a fool’s world. A woman working from home has to prioritize a lot more than an office goer who simply tosses all her household work and other chores for the weekend. A work-from-home mother becomes more disciplined with the way she allocates time to every aspect of her life- children, home, family and work. But it does give you a sense of control like nothing else, and if you get an authentic work-from-home opportunities provider like QWEEN, you will definitely enjoy the elation you feel when money gets credited in your bank, every time!



Reach where you want yourself to be- Get a Plan

Get yourself up with a success plan

If you are reading this blog, it is because you want more from your life.  You want to Revamp it! You want more than you have right now. You want more from yourself, you want more in life. Let’s face it, you know you are capable of doing so much more than you are currently doing, but you are just so busy with the day to day of your home routine that you are not even sure where to start

This is where you start. Right here at the very beginning.

You start with making a decision.

A decision that you are tired of putting in lots of hours and not getting the results you want.

The decision that you are ready to refocus, regroup and revamp your life.

The decision that you are sick of playing  it safe and feeling small in life.

The decision that you are ready to go after everything you have dreamed of and desired.

The decision that NOW is that time for you.

Think back to a time in your life where you have accomplished something great. What did you do? How did you achieve that accomplishment? If you analyze your process, I will bet you followed this 3-step success formula:

  1. You decided what you wanted exactly
  2. You looked at where you were at the time, and then
  3. You created a plan to bridge the gap.

That’s it! It sounds so easy. Now, let’s apply this same formula here.
What exactly do you want?

It sounds easy on the surface, but you want to create a goal that is going to worth it. You want it to give you the outcome you are looking for. However, you don’t want it to be so big that it is unrealistic.

You want to stretch yourself to live up to your full potential, but you need to believe you will get there as well. If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. We have all heard that we should set goals, but how?

Well, whether you realize it or not, the next five years will be a blur…. and when you get there you will either be asking yourself where the time went and bemoaning that you just didn’t have the time to accomplish anything, or you can smile into the mirror with the realization that you took the time to plan out where you want to be and not only arrive there, but far surpass your wildest imagination.

It can be done!

The power of this process is incredible. It all starts with a far-out goal, followed by a detailed plan of action. Then simply add in the baby steps it will take along the way and you’re almost there.

If you really are thinking which way to look for when you decide to work from home, join us at FREE Work From Home Seminar.

Get the process right , the rest will follow..

The only thing that is stopping you from being YOU is yourself!

The time to start is NOW!

Are you up for it?

Click here and register for  Work-From-Home Seminar


7 Steps for a happier you this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is here, and many people are still wondering what the hype and hoopla is all about.If you think Valentine’s Day is largely associated with teenagers, think again! We have 7 ways for you to think outside the chocolate box and show a little love to the most important person in your life- YOU! The most important part of this exercise is that you make it last long past when the red-and-white heart decorations have been packed away.

  1. Think about your daily life- Evaluate what really makes you feel good. Instead of forcing yourself into things that you don’t really enjoy, do more of the things that make you feel good. If you don’t enjoy your job, work out on an exit plan. There is no reason why you should continue to force yourself into the things that don’t make you happy.
  2. Cut your To –Do List by half-Look at your to-do list, is it pages long? Does it make you feel good or you constantly lose your cool over it? Take a long, hard look at your list,fold it into half. and then tear the list at the middle line. Prioritise one half and then prirotise other, pare it down by 50%. Focus only on have-tos and want-tos instead of things you have on there just because you should. When your list feels manageable, you’ll feel more energized to tackle it.
  3. Pampering is part of your routine- Pamper yourself on a regular basis. Your Hair appointment, mani,pedi are not a luxury, they are a necessity! There is nothing wrong with taking the time to take care of yourself on a regular basis, whether that means a bi-monthly massage appointment or working in the time for a long, hot bubble bath several nights a week. Feeling good shouldn’t be a “treat”—it should be a part of your everyday life.
  4. Weed out people- Too often, we get ourselves tangled into people and their lives which are not really contributing anything enriching to our own life.Distance those obnoxious influences who make you feel bad, even if its family. If you can’t, teach yourself ways in which you would avoid getting affected with what they say or do.Toxic relationships can be a huge barrier to your happiness Do yourself a favor and start investing your time with the people who make you feel good and make your life better.
  5. Raise your voice, and be confident about it- You have really worked hard like every other person. You are experienced and have your own qualities that stand you apart from others.When you aren’t true to yourself and your opinions, it feels bad. You feel disingenuous and dishonest. It is perfectly okay to have your own opinions—in fact, that’s what makes each of us so great! The best thing you can do for yourself is to own those opinions proudly. They may not always be popular, but they are a part of who you are—and those in your life who love and respect you will be okay with that.
  6. Be your own Queen- If you are constantly letting others in your life make the decisions, its time to stop. Quit deferring to others to make them happy. Stand up for the things you want and speak up for yourself. Tonight , you decide whats cooking for dinner.Watch the movie that you want to watch.It is great to compromise some of the time, but when you are constantly putting your own wants and needs aside for the sake of others, you will be unhappy and dissatisfied in the long run.Learn a new skill, join a support group that cares for you, start a new venture, anything that gives you happiness!
  7. Hug and love yourself-  Mark some one-on-one time for yourself. Set a date and day when you will go out and do things you always wanted to do. Spending some me time, doing things that you enjoy is a great way to recharge your batteries.

Investing in your relationship with yourself is just as important as investing in the relationships you have with others—you’ll be able to come back to those relationships happier and recharged.Make loving yourself a year-round commitment, not just an effort you make only on special occasions. You’ll find yourself happier, healthier, and more fulfilled the whole year through.


The one must-do thing this Valentine’s day

Valentine’s day has arrived. Spring is in the air, and women who are too busy to notice what’s going around outside of their daily routine are also looking for something red to wear in their wardrobes.

As February 14th arrives, so does the long list of expectations that comes along with it. If you are one half of a couple, it’s crunch time to place flower orders and make reservations. If you haven’t, then you may be dreading February 15th. But what if this year you choose to do things a little differently?

The newspapers and magazines, even internet is over flowing with pieces about Valentine’s Day and love and respect etc etc. According to website Trak.in, Indians spent a whopping 18000 crores on gifts on Valentines day in 2014.The figure is likely to get tripled this year.

What if, when you make your list of valentines, you include yourself this time? Showing yourself some love this Valentine’s Day could be your sweetest decision yet . This is one relationship, the most important one, that needs to be loved, cherished, taken care of and respected the most. The relationship you have with yourself.

We place such a measured focus on relationships and couples and love, that we forget that loving ourselves is the most important thing that we could do in our life.

It’s become conventional wisdom that we’re all supposed to love ourselves, no matter what our relationship status.
And in this heavily selfied , highly Instagrammed world, you have to realise that loving yourself is also an important matter on the agenda called life.

Loving yourself is not the prerogative of  women looking for someone to love, in fact, if you can’t love yourself, how will you love anyone else?  But for most women in our country, loving oneself goes out of the window the moment someone else walks into their lives. Out go their dreams , passions, hopes and ambitions. Everything is done as the utmost duty towards that one person they love, and all their feelings and hopes are put away like album full of old pictures, taken out from time to time, looked at, and sighed upon.

I am not saying to throw away the red roses or that heart shaped pillow, or to cancel your date with your spouse. In fact, I think those things are very important. What I don’t want all of us women to continue to do is to let ourselves get lost like an old photo in this melee.

If you don’t take the time to appreciate ourselves, how can we expect that others will?In fact, the more you neglect yourself, the more your other relationships suffer.If you are constantly doing things for others and leaving yourself as the last priority, all you will be left with will be feelings of bitterness and self resentment and your other relationshops will suffer as a consequence.

Will you be considered too selfish if you took care of yourself?I don’t think so.  I truly believe that taking care of you is one of the most important things that you can do for the ones you love.So how will you show yourself some love? It doesn’t really mean sending yourself a dozen roses or a box of chocolates.It is more about taking the time to think about the things that you really want to do in your life, and really want for yourself and what makes you feel good, and getting rid of the people and commitments that do not fit into that category.

One of the best things about loving yourself is that it is contagious. We are all drawn to and attracted by that person in a room that signals the right levels of confidence because it is the type of easy-going confidence that makes us all feel better for having met them. Self-lovers make us feel better about ourselves not worse.

It is perfectly possible to love yourself but still strive to change for the better. It’s about having values but not being overly judgmental or intolerant of others. We are all work in progress in terms of self-development and what best way to show our true love for self than Meet Yourself !

With QWEEN, let’s discover the real you.
Book- Sunny Day’s Secret- Todd Patkin

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Sarojini Naidu- A Nightingale’s flight on a broken wing!

As soon as one mentions the name of Sarojini Naidu, ‘the nightingale of India’ flashes in mind.

A Bengali, who had the spunk to marry a South Indian at the time when intercaste marriages were frowned upon, Sarojini Naidu the ‘Nightingale Of India’, was a prolific writer, renowned poet as well as a prominent politician.

She was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress. She was also the first woman Governor of the country.She started writing at the age of 12, won a scholarship to study in UK, came back to the country, participated in Salt Satyagraha, wrote plays, poems, books, articles.

She brought women from different sections of the society together to fight for freedom of the country. She was the front runner for equality and a champion for women empowerment. The tribute that we can give her is through her poem, “ Broken Wings” which sums up what we want our QWEENs to do!

She lived her glorious life by her own words, “As long as I have life, as long as blood flows through this arm of mine, I shall not leave the cause of freedom…I am only a woman, only a poet. But as a woman, I give to you the weapons of faith and courage and the shield of fortitude. And as a poet, I fling out the banner of song and sound, the bugle call to battle. How shall I kindle the flame which shall waken you men from slavery…”

When she suffered a heart attack and died on March 2, 1949, she was still in office. With the passage of time, she and other greats like her are mostly forgotten. However, the vagaries of time and inevitability of death are best described in her own words-

Dream yields to dream, strife follows strife,

And Death unweaves the webs of Life.


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