Each Day is a gift , Enjoy It!!

Rise and shine

We have all come a long way and it’s been quite difficult for each one of us. Covid 19 has changed the world as we know it but our love for you remains the same. We stand for you and with you and will always do our bit to make you smile because we care for you.

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Salute to covid Warriors

The best gift that all of us have got is the support of each other so let’s appreciate and express our gratitude towards the Heroes of our lives – the Auto drivers who relentlessly help us get to the hospitals, the doctors and nurses who have not seen their family since forever, the delivery agents who travel miles to deliver our orders, the police officers who are standing on their feet to ensure we are safe and the thousand of hands working to provide free meals, oxygen cylinders, reminders and using their social media to spread a positive word. A salute to them.

The smallest effort from each one of us can make a huge difference and be the reason for someone’s smile so let us keep going and continue our efforts. The battle is not over but it will be one day and we will all be victorious. Till Then…

Be strong now because things will get better,
It might be stormy now but it can’t rain forever
Slow down and soak it up for yourself and others
We will rise by lifting up each other.
Let’s stand for each other…
Slow and steady, mask by mask, dose by dose,
We will get through this together.

It is only in times like these that we forget to count on our blessings and celebrate our loved ones. Amidst the darkness, there is always light and that light is the survival and health of our near and dear ones and their unconditional support and care. It’s time to say thank you to them as well and shower them with happiness and appreciation for holding up.

You must be thinking, how can we celebrate the heroes and warriors of our lives amidst a pandemic?

Mmm… Like always we have got your back. We have curated a list of amazing lockdown surprises for your parents, children, spouses, friends, and anyone who is important to you that can be delivered instantly and will make your giftee go Wow Wow! Not all our loved ones live next door but that shouldn’t stop us from expressing our love. Also, let’s not forget the ones who have their birthdays during these times, don’t they deserve more than zoom wishes and WhatsApp messages. Gift them things that they love and would make their day.

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Lockdown gifting ideas :

Gifts for Covid Survivors: Covid 19 patients are usually tired of the kada and khichdis that they are fed, making a yummy pizza from Dominos or their favorite Polar Bears death by chocolate ice cream, a perfect gift for a change but ensure that you send them this gift after they have fully recovered and are completely healthy. You can also send an apollo Healing gift card to show that you care

Gifts for Covid Warriors: The doctors, medical staff, Police officers, Delivery agents, auto drivers, and all the volunteers working for our safety are certainly angels in disguise and deserve the best. The least we can do is to honor their selfless service and bring a smile to their face by gifting them an Amazon or a Flipkart E- gift card to make them feel special.

Gifts to cheer up our Kids: Our children love being outside but in these precarious times it’s not possible. This shouldn’t stop the fun and growth of your kids, thus giving them toys such as building blocks not only keeps them engaged but also makes their childhood fun and memorable

Gifts for your distant loved ones: Love shouldn’t wait and should always find its way no matter how far we are from each other, thus we have come up with Wow gifts that can be sent instantly from the comfort of your homes such as Starbucks Coffee, Health and glow hair care products, etc.

Gifts for different occasions: Festivals and different occasions are our favorite days of the year because we get to connect with our loved ones and see the smiles on their faces. You may not be able to celebrate together but you still make them smile by giving them their favorite peppy paneer pizza from dominos or a Myntra fashion gift card.
After all, food is the way to anyone and everyone’s heart.

Gifts to just express your love: The pandemic has certainly brought a shift in lifestyle. Managing time and staying connected with your friends and family has become more difficult than ever. It’s imperative that we stand by each other and spread the love by sending each other thoughtful gifts such as a Sony LIV subscription to keep them entertained or a Nykaa gift card for taking care of their skin.

Wow gifting

Unlike shopping for the Pre lockdown gifts, with Woohoo you can instantly send these gifts to your loved ones and feel closer than ever. These gifts are not wrapped in paper but are wrapped in love and provide endless choices to you and your loved ones. Now that we have given you so many options, you have no excuses to make. So Hurry up and begin your journey with WOW gifting.

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Always Forget an Important Occasion? Not anymore!

Do you find yourself somehow forgetting people’s birthdays, anniversaries etc on D-Day? (I’m guilty of it myself!) Or, perhaps, you’re someone who likes to have things planned well in advance and have gifts delivered as per the plan on those specific dates? Woohoo’s “scheduled gifting” option now allows you to have your wishes and E-Gift Cards delivered to your loved ones exactly when they need to be delivered, be it Valentine’s Day, Diwali or other such occasions.

That’s right! You can now select the specific date on which you want the E-Gift Cards to be delivered. This feature does ease the pressure of having to “remember” to send it on time for the occasion or, worse still, remembering it days after the event has passed.

Never be guilty of forgetting another important occasion again!

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Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone

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With Valentine’s Day just round the corner and the atmosphere abuzz with all things red and pink, you would love to let that special someone know how much he or she means to you. But the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts could be quite a challenge because, surely, your loved one deserves nothing but the “best”.

So what could make the best Valentine’s Day gifts?

Chocolates, roses, soft toys, perfumes, jewellery sets…ah! You’ve done it all! Why not gift something that’s unique and create memories you both will cherish for a lifetime? Well, that’s exactly what you’re looking for, right? Be it gifts for him or her, we’ve got some good valentine gift ideas right here!

A hamper full of surprises

Imagine we tell you that it’s possible to surprise your loved one that morning with the entire day’s plan, that you’ve so lovingly chalked out, literally on the cards? Too good to be true? With Woohoo, this is just as good as it is true!

Here’s what you do:

Hop on to Woohoo.in and browse through a range of gift cards across different categories that you would like to select to create the gift cards hamper for your loved one.

If a nice coffee and brunch date is how you plan to start your Valentine’s Day with your loved one, you could choose to pick a Costa Coffee gift card.

Heading for a movie next? Pick a PVR cinemas gift card.

For the lunch date, you could choose gift cards from Mainland China, Oh! Calcutta, Spaghetti Kitchen and the like, depending on your loved one’s choice of cuisine.

If spending some quality time going shopping together is part of your plan, you could select gift cards from Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Westside and more. If online shopping is what is preferred, you could choose from Amazon or Myntra gift cards.

And before you wrap up that perfect day with an exquisite dinner experience, you could choose to unwind with your loved one at a spa or salon, with gift cards from the Four Fountains Spa or Lakme salon.

Is there more?

Yes! You could chose to have all of this personalized and delivered to your loved one’s mobile in an instant. With the Woohoo app, you could send your loved one an e-gift card that could be used across all of this without having to carry the physical gift cards. You could also add a photograph of the two of you, record a voice message and put it in text and have all of this delivered in a matter of seconds, directly from your mobile to theirs, via Whatsapp, SMS or email.

Now, that’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts planning that you’ve handled like a pro! Isn’t that impressive?

 

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Gifting in the times of Demonetization

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Demonetization has caused a major upheaval in the Indian economy. Cash is not only very easy to use, it is reliable because it does not require any additional infrastructure, it can be used by those without bank accounts, and it provides privacy and anonymity.  Suddenly, the cash has been taken out of the system. The problem of replacing this cash is one of enormous scale. And so it has been a time of hardship for many as they struggle to get hold of legitimate notes they can use.  In the absence of cash, other alternative payment mechanisms are gaining acceptance. E-wallets, debit and credit cards are showing a sharp increase in usage, while the “cash-on-delivery” mode that was so popular with e-commerce has been curtailed.  The country is being nudged to a digital economy. True, it is still hard to imagine acceptance in rural India, but in the cities and tier-2 cities, the shift is happening.

So, what about gifting? The Indian culture is full of occasions for gifting. And, in most cases, gifting in cash is the norm. So, what happens now that the cash has dried up?

Imagine a few scenarios:

Simran is getting married to Raj. How will friends and family organize the gifts in the absence of cash? There was a picture circulating on WhatsApp where a couple sat with POS machines – presumably to collect their gifts via credit/debit card. Is there a better option?

Rohan has just graduated from his college. His doting Uncle – Balu mama – has been in the habit of rewarding Rohan’s success with some “baksheesh” – money that he hands over to Rohan. How does he give the baksheesh to Rohan now?

Krishnan and Asha are moving into a new home. Normally, friends and family would have gifted selected items or cash to help them settle into their new abode.  What do they do now?

Sundar is now retiring from office. It is the norm in the office to collect money from colleagues and hand over to the person retiring. In the present scenario, people are not keen to part with the cash. Will there be a break in tradition?

The Indian culture abounds with such occasions where gifting is the norm:  Festivals through the year from Makar Sankranti to Diwali to Christmas and New Year, engagement and weddings, naming ceremonies, birthdays and anniversaries, graduation, housewarming, retirement or a send-off to a colleague, awards at competitions, … the list is long.  Hard cash will be saved for occasions where there is truly no option but to use cash. Transferring cash from one bank account to another is a possibility, but it is not always practical in the above scenarios. Therefore, where possible, alternative mechanisms would be welcome.

One extremely viable option brings the notion of cash and gifts together: Gift Cards. Yes, buying a gift card in today’s scenario would still require the adoption of a digital payment mechanism. But, in a cash-strapped economy, it is the practical option. And, after that, in the hands of the receiver, the Gift Card is as good as cash.

A gift card can be personalised; more so in a digital gift card where one can choose audio/video messages or photos to be used. The gift card can thus convey emotions, recognising the special bond between the giver and the receiver, recognizing the occasion and the sentiment, which is the essence of gifting.  Simran’s friend Farida sent her a collage of their school photographs along with the gift card. Balu mama’s gift card included a brief message that conveyed the pride and joy he felt, and his blessings and encouragement to Rohan.

A gift card gives the receiver the power of choice. There is plenty of variety available: Physical Retail Stores, Online e-commerce stores, Travel and Hospitality Industry, Restaurants, Stores selling electronic goods and appliances, Apparel brands, Gold and Jewellery stores, and even those dealing in selling Experiences. There is a further option of using semi-closed or open-loop gift cards which give the user a greater flexibility because they are accepted across multiple merchants.  Simran-Raj, Rohan, Asha-Krishnan, Sundar each has different needs, different priorities, and the gift cards give them the power of choice to spend as they desire!

A gift card can easily be delivered across towns. Indeed, with digital gift cards, it can be instantaneous delivery via email or mobile! It could even be scheduled to be delivered on a specific day. Most cities and towns have outlets of the brands that will honour the gift card. So, the sender is assured that his gift will be useable, with no change in terms or conditions.  Simran’s chachi from Chandigarh can’t make it to the wedding, Asha’s co-sister from Coimbatore is unable to come for the housewarming, but they can easily send their gift card, right on time, with full knowledge that it will make a difference!

There is no doubt that the decision on demonetization has delivered a shock to the Indian economy. While it has posed challenges, it has also catalysed India towards greater adoption of digital payments. In this changed scenario, Gift Cards provide a viable option to gifting cash. In the hands of the receiver, the gift card is akin to cash. It is practical, it is flexible, it is convenient, and it is very likely that the person who receives it will indulge and treat herself – which is exactly the sentiment behind a gift!

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, try it now!

Author: Sanjay Tambwekar (CTO, Qwikcilver Solutions Pvt Ltd)

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Why is Woohoo the One Stop Solution for all Your Gifting Problems?

How many times have you forcefully tried to smile whenever presented with the wrong gift? I bet we all know how that feels like. Often, we dismiss our displeasure and acknowledge the gift out of  respect to the good intention and love behind the gesture, still, there would have been instances in our lives where we had complained in secret about the colour, texture or size of the gift. Most of those gifts are likely to end up as ‘white elephants’ gathering dust in some corner of the house. An ill-matched furniture or ill-fitting clothes will take the joy off gifting-  from both the giver and receiver. How should we avoid embarrassing situations like that? The answer lies in gift cards!

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When Is a Gift Card a Right Gift Solution?

Anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, house warming, festivals, you name it, gift cards are the best solutions during any such occasions. Nowadays with a gift card, one can buy a range of products like clothing, electronic goods, home appliances, mothercare and babycare among many others. One can even use gift cards to pay for services at spas and salons, hotels and restaurants or book flight and train tickets. Almost all leading brands and retailing franchisees have gifts cards issued to their customers.

Now that we have agreed on the convenience factor of gift cards, a problem still persists in finding the right ones. It’s equally cumbersome to go and check across websites of leading brands to find out who offers what kind of gift cards. To help you deal with such difficulties, woohoo.in has put all the cards under one roof. On Woohoo, one can find a variety of cards across different categories which can be redeemed at India’s leading brands. It is that one place which meets all your demands when it comes to choosing gift vouchers!

Can I Personalize a Gift Card?

An added attraction is the fact that you can personalise your gift cards with custom messages and designs to make your loved ones feel unique and special. Personalised cards can be also kept as souvenirs.

Apart from gift cards, woohoo.in also features gift vouchers which can be used at top restaurants, spas, salons and several other retail outlets. It also has a section on e-gift cards of leading brands. ‘Insta gifts’ is another amazing speciality of Woohoo, with  which  e-gift cards could be delivered instantly via SMS, Whatsapp or emails to anyone. Apart from all these, they even have gift cards to go with different  festivals or varying occasions of personal interest.

Keep up the Tradition of Gifting with Gift Cards Online

Gifts cards are in vogue, and they are here to stay. With the advancement of technology, the idea of gifting smart has become the latest trend these days. Keep up with time by adapting with the changing fashion, but not losing the traditional appeal the same time. Visit woohoo.in and find gift cards for all the memorable occasions that deserve a great gift!

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(Post updated on 17 Nov 2016)

 

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Winners of the #DearDiwali contest

The #DearDiwali contest ran on our social media pages, with our Woohoo fans tagging their family and friends to the Diwali gifts they expected to receive from them on Diwali. We’ve shared the winning posts below:

Facebook Winners

Anil Vishwakarma

#DearDiwali Manoj Kumar how about going for a movie this Diwali, and then having dinner at Bawarchi Rtc X Roads with all our classmates together.

And make this Diwali a happiest, memorable and a echo friendly Diwali ?

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Dr Vinay Ishnava

#DearDiwali #GiftCard i want to get one handy i-pad of apple from my wife Hetal Ishnava. As i am doctor, i am working in government health department.

With help of the i-pad i can make my presentation. I love music so in my free time i can enjoy melodious songs. I can also refer to many e-books at any time and store my memorable job related and family photos. This i-pad may be become my e-diary and last but not the least thanks to #woohoogifting for conveying this message to my wife in unique digital way.

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Twitter Winners

kiran ‏@icebucket7

@woohoogifting #DearDiwali @baludks I would love a PVR gift card as a gift for Diwali.

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Anita Sahu ‏@anublue30

@woohoogifting I would love to get a beautiful pair of anklets from my hubby #DearDiwali @nita1407 @priyalpoddar join in guys.

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By Bandini Pravin

I still remember my teacher always used to say that it doesn’t matter how much marks you get in your exams or whether you have topped in the class or not. The most important thing is how well you can implement your learnings into your life and make it better. She used to always say that all work and no play is not a balanced life. One has to go out and play with others, meet others to learn something more which no school or teacher can ever teach. Every day brings in some new learning for you which can be in any format and the day you are not learning even one new thing then it’s a waste of that day. I really respect her for her thoughts and it has actually made lot of change in my perspective of life…. :)

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By Preeti Jaiswal

My teacher, Priyanka Jain, was my favourite teacher in school. She has always been my mentor and my inspiration. When I was in school, I would get nervous and stammer while talking. All my classmates would make fun at me. I would then feel bad and cry for hours. At times I did not even feel like going to school. But my teacher made life in school easier for me. She requested the students to help me rather than tease me when I stammer. She would reward star points for students who did good deeds. Thus, my classmates stopped making fun of me when I stammered. They would help me with my speech. My teacher too put in lots of effort. She mentored me constantly and made me feel positive and happy. Every day after school she would spend an hour teaching me and training me. She would fill me with her positive thoughts. Within few months I regained my self-confidence and I actually stopped stammering. She also taught us Math in school and at that time I actually had the least interest in that subject. She realized that from the very beginning and so she always got me involved in every mathematics activity or project in class. In her own way she would motivate me. She would explain the same problem to me over and over again, till I actually understood it. She was very patient with me. Initially when I would score less, she would not shout at me. In fact, she would motivate me to work hard. Thus, I got influenced by her & I put in all my effort to study. Very soon I began to understand math easily and I soon loved the subject too. I owe all my success to her because she taught me that perseverance is the key to success.

From her I learnt to try and try till I succeed. She helped me build up a base for my self-confidence. My teacher has been my true inspiration.

 

 

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These stories, shared by our dear Woohoo fans, are part of the #WoohooDiaries series. If these stories inspire you (as much as they inspired us to launch this series) or if they remind you of someone you’d like thank, say hello or just send a note to, we at Woohoo would be more than happy to be the medium for your message. To send personalized little e-gift cards / e-notes to them via an SMS, Whatsapp or email, click here. If you’d prefer to have a physical gift card delivered to them, visit us at Woohoo.in.

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Ganesh Chaturthi and Onam celebrations with #WoohooClickAPic contest

We ran the #WoohooClickAPic contest on Instagram wherein our fans were encouraged to share pictures of their celebrations with their friends and family on Ganesh Chaturthi and Onam. The winners of the contest bagged gift cards from Woohoo. We were also overwhelmed to receive detailed descriptions of how people celebrated the two festivals – some highlighted the eco-friendly aspects of their celebrations while some shared the good feeling and the festive mood. Sharing a few of them here…

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This year we have welcomed bappa in an eco-friendly way. We got an eco-friendly Ganu Bappa idol made from entire coconut and its outer shell. I have prepared his favourite Modaks, Ladoos and special Naivedyam. We created simple and sober decoration made from leaves and flowers. Its fresh fragrance and natural look added a unique divine charm. The biodegradable items like flowers, leaves, garlands will be used for preparing compost by mixing with the soil which will help to fertilize the garden. We will perform a symbolic immersion by sprinkling water on Ganesh idol and place it in the Puja Ghar instead of immersing it in water bodies and creating harm to the environment. I also plan to use the same idol next year. For me, celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi is not about how big your idol is or how expensive your decoration is. It is not about a display of wealth or showing off. Rather, it is about the religious sentiments, emotions and feelings in your heart. One should celebrate and enjoy the festival without causing damage to the environment. The nature of our future depends on the future of our nature. So let us all respect the nature and pledge to celebrate it in an eco-friendly manner.

@pavnisharma17

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@shivanikaranwal

Ganpati Bappa Morya……This is really a special festival for me and I am damn excited for this. I made Ganesha at home from unbaked clay. I put my handmade chotu Ganpati too in my mandir. I used clothes to decorate the pandal. Just like in Holi we are advised to refrain from chemical colors, even for Ganpati one needs to refrain from using ‘unhealthy colors’. Go for organic and natural colours and our Bappa will still look as beautiful. Instead of electric bulbs I used diyas to save some energy. Visarjan is very difficult for any Ganesh devotee and we all want to give him the best farewell, but our cherished deity would love if we spare a serious thought for our marine life and have a small scale immersion in a small pond or a small container, to save as much water as possible! Bappa’s happiness lies in keeping his beings happy and that include even those living in the water! I’m really going to save my environment with these steps. Hope my bappa will like my efforts and always shower his blessings upon me. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all.

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We Celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi at home every year and our celebrations include decorating Lord Ganesha’s idol, Preparing Modak & this year, for a change, I made Kaju Modak and even created Rangoli. I created my eco-friendly Ganesha (which is made of sugar) with a wish that Lord Ganesha brings lots of sweetness in everyone’s lives, removing all obstacles in living a peaceful life. Lord Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. For me, I have full trust in my Vighnaharta who will remove not only my obstacles both of material and spiritual order but for everyone who believes in his mighty Powers. Lord Ganesha is Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent and I really pray that our planet becomes a Greener Planet and becomes disease free. We humans are facing challenges in our lives of not only severe weather changes but frequent natural calamities like floods, tsunamis, tornado and newer diseases like Zica, Chikunguniya and dengue which are claiming lives of innocent people and I really pray that Lord Ganesha gives us the guidance and wit to not cut trees rampantly for constructing endless buildings that is major reason of ecological imbalance. Also, I pray that Lord Ganesha empowers human beings to develop vaccinations at the earliest for all these deadly diseases so no one loses his life due to unavailability of these. Lastly, I just summarize my prayer as “Dearest Lord Ganesha, Our Vighnaharta, You are Omnipresent, Omniscient & Omnipotent & we all pray to you to remove all obstacles that stop we humans to lead a peaceful life with your supreme powers guide us to shine bright. Guide us to keep our planet green and every innocent human free of fright. Remove all the hatred in this world and empowering us to fight every battle of life.”

@aarti_1000

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@rameshwaribansod

I think pollution is our vighna for our life so I made eco-friendly Chocolate Ganeshji. My Ganpati Celebrations completely Eco-Friendly. I made Chocolate Ganpati for Ganesh celebration. I used Mawa, Coco powder & sugar powder. I made home made Ganesha & his little mouse of Chocolate, Chocolate Modak which is totally eco-friendly. I didn’t use any chemical colour. (y) ?? My Intention to make Chocolate Ganpati is that it has nutritious value as there is cocoa & milk there is no Pollution. I gave 1st preference to home-made materials. I used very few ready made things. Home made things pave me to my creativity. I already planned to make prasad like Modak, Laddo which give me purity. Daily I will draw flower rangoli with made up of mango leaves and flower. Beside that I made Ganpati Rangoli on old record player which is made of Sea Shells. I like to play Ganesh Celebration “ATHARVASHIRSH” and “Ganesh Shuti” on my dvd player and read “ATHARVASHIRSH” every morning and evening and lighting essence stick (dhopp). And also made eco-friendly mango leaves festoon (it’s called toran) for my house, to hang on my front door, decorate the walls with electric lighting.

My wish to Lord Ganesha- <3 “May Ganesha Spread tonnes of happiness, may Bappa expel the monster of epidemic diseases like Dengue, Maleriya. Every girl child get safe atmosphere and children get enough food, education. No Child Labour. Every soul get wings of courage, concept of Eco-friendly should take root so that our mother earth remains safe.” I made Ganesh Pot of Milk and distributed that milk as Prasad to all the children, family & friends. Everyone should think about “GO ECO-FRIENDLY & GO GREEN KEEP GREEN” otherwise we will face destruction of our own mankind. This is the need of the hour, so make a move accordingly. So Bolo “Ganapati Bappa Morya Mangal Murti Morya”. <3 :)

 

 

 

 

 

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By Prashant Jain

My favourite teacher is my boarding school in-charge sir, Sunil sir. He is not on Facebook but in my heart and pictures :-)

I was among few fortunate students to find a golden heart teacher in a boarding school.

I still remember when I was new to boarding school, crying and missing my parents a lot , he came and hugged me and said “Don’t cry child. For your bright future your parents have kept you in a boarding school. Just study with your full heart and make them proud. Here, we are your family!”

He used to take care of boarding as well as teach math.

He is gentleman with a penchant for the well timed joke!!!

I was the only science student in boarding. Others were all day scholars. So I found it difficult to understand physics. Once I had my first physics test. I was tensed and nervous and literally broke down. He sensed my problem. When I told him I was not understanding physics chapters, he gave me special tuitions after school hours and I was amazed to see how knowledgeable he was. Being a math teacher he had very good hold on physics topics too! He made my concepts crystal clear in 2 days and I scored very well in the test. J

His humanity and his choice to share it taught me that a good person who does a good job does not have to be in inaccessible or perfect, that life is both brilliant and disappointing, that it can be successfully navigated and that every day is an opportunity.

His looks match his heart. He was simply exquisite inside out. They say it takes a big heart to grow little minds and this is what inspires me. He taught me from his heart and not from books. He is best because he brought out the best in me. He was like a fatherly figure to me. During our boards exams he used to prepare fruit juice for all the 12th hostel boys. And I can’t forget his Maggie. Though it was not allowed in boarding school he used to still cook it for our gang sometimes J

After my 12th final exam when I was leaving boarding school after 10 long years, he had tears in his eyes :-( I still meet him whenever I go to boarding school.

Thank you, Sir

For acting like a father and friend,

Finding time to teach me

Chapters hard to comprehend,

Thank you for your caring nature

Which made me a responsible creature,

Teaching me what is wrong and right

Infused my life with motivation, energy and pure light,

Refined my talent and skill

Gave wings to my dreams to fulfill!!!

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By Sujata Biswas

My story is all about an inspiring teacher and also my mother-in-law. It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is also run by an unusual teacher.

She left her high school job in the city and joined a primary school in a village for the enlistment of the unprivileged girl students. In her school she teaches students from the nearby village and slums. A cheerful, positive and encouraging lady, who donated the entire amount she got during her retirement for establishment of the school’s 1st library and the welfare of her school.

She always says that these children are very talented. They just need support and guidance. If they are given the same opportunities and facilities like mainstream kids, they too can do wonders.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the opportunity to get her as a teacher in my school but as the best mom-in-law, she has taught me the valuable lessons of Life. I thank her every day for that.

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These stories, shared by our dear Woohoo fans, are part of the #WoohooDiaries series. If these stories inspire you (as much as they inspired us to launch this series) or if they remind you of someone you’d like thank, say hello or just send a note to, we at Woohoo would be more than happy to be the medium for your message. To send personalized little e-gift cards / e-notes to them via an SMS, Whatsapp or email, click here. If you’d prefer to have a physical gift card delivered to them, visit us at Woohoo.in.

 

 

 

 

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6 Gifting Crimes

Not all gifts are kind, not all are useful. No matter given with whatever amount of love, some end up being hopeless. Have you been the culprit or victim of one of the below gifting crimes?

  1. How do I get inside this?

Not every dress is ‘One Size fits all’.  Many a times a good deal of money is gone down the drain due to fitting issues.

  1. Same Pinch!

You are rare, you are special. If you also prefer designer clothes, a copy around might be very disappointing!

  1. Where to keep this?

An odd furniture or a mismatched crockery set might just ruin any day! Should you really take the chance of gifting one such thing?

  1. Not my style..arghhhh.

If you don’t notice her style, you are at loss. And your gift is a waste!

  1. I see that small stain there, right there!

You might have spent a fortune on your gift but how embarrassing when you got to prove it, everything because of that small stain!

  1. I hate this!

Your reaction when you get something that you really hate and absolutely don’t need.

 

 

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