It’s been 4 years now and I have always got outstanding rating in my appraisal. Now the below points may wary from one industry to another but in the nutshell it works. Going by some logic and some personal experience, you will understand and should try to implement some of these in your office. Either it will work or not at all but nothing will go wrong.
– Be sincere to yourself and to your work. First and foremost you are working for yourself and then for your company. So, be true to yourself and love what you do. Then only you will be able to give 100% to your work. It is always great when your passion becomes your work but even if it doesn’t follow your passion too but enjoy the work as well. I was a developer who is now a manager. These were not my passion but eventually I discovered what I can love in it.
Never say no to work
– No matter what you do, never say no to additional work. The only exception here is the task which you know will not be fruitful and will bear no output. Only those can be said No to.
– With the advancement of technology and every one going for eco-friendly, effort reduction, money saving options and other stuff, make sure you automate whatever you can. It might take away some of your work but it will surely get you new work and visibility among the seniors. So think out of the box.
Courage to let go
– One should not be afraid to let go of work to their juniors. Till the time you don’t let go of tasks that you have mastered in, you will not grow. So, whenever you are given a task, master it and then share it with juniors and let them handle it while you ask your boss to give you more higher/difficult tasks. He/She will be impressed and this will showcase your leadership skills.
Visibility to boss
– This is the final and most important point. All of the above pointers depend on this. Always make sure that your boss knows what you are doing and what you have finished. We tend to forget that the boss is a human after all and during the appraisal time might forget what you did. So whenever you take up a new task or complete one, communicate with your boss and make sure he knows about it. Every 2nd Friday or any day – twice a month, schedule a feedback session with your boss to discuss your SWOT. Also, keep a note of all the accomplishments which you can take up during the appraisal discussion. But, all in all, communication is really necessary.
Disclaimer – This post is based on some personal experiences and on what I have seen around while observing couples. I rarely go to malls or crowded markets but whenever I go, I have seen some horrendous examples.
For all the women and men who have males partners out there, some points to note which you should avoid or not do to your male partners. It will be beneficial for your relationships.
And all the men reading, make sure you that your partners read this.
Shopping – Isn’t it obvious? 99% men hate shopping with their girlfriends and wives. The only thing we can shop for, are our own stuff, most of which we can do online now. Thanks to eCommerce website.
Choose colors – Roses are red, Violets are blue. Brown is the color, Of elephant poo. By now you would have understood that for men red is red so when you say “Baby, that’s not red, that’s Cherry (dipped in water, shining at 3:24 PM) ‘Red'”, trust me, it doesn’t make a freaking sense to us. Let red be red.
Out Late with friends – Do you think his parents allowed him late night outs with friends? No! They used to call him up every 10 minutes starting at 10:00 PM asking where the hell is he and asking him to find new parents if he is not back in 10 minutes. So, it is totally fine he is out with his friends once in a while. He is just relaxing and de-stressing, not cheating on you.
Boys Talk – Trust me, you are putting him in the most embarrassing situation when you ask him what he and his friends talk about. I am sure, he never interfered in your girls talk ever. In case he did, maybe because you intended him to ask. Leave the boys talk to boys. You maybe his best friend but their are topics which will never be discussed with you. Also, we don’t have much topics to talk about like you do. So cut them some slack.
Mind the word – For men, nothing means nothing, I am fine means I am fine and ok means ok. So, don’t freaking be a ass and keep asking on “what happened?, what happened? You won’t tell me? You don’t wanna tell me? Fine, don’t tell me.” WTF! Just change the topic and it will save you from his straight face unless you want him to make up a lie and tell you something which never happened.
Don’t keep an archive/reference folder – In an argument, don’t look in your freaking archive folders to bring up old and obsolete issues. Pls, don’t so that. It’s irritating and will push the guy away. It’s past, it’s gone. Chuck it!
Whatsapp Read/Online Status – This is a personal one. Lol! If the message has been read or the status in online but your message has not been read, don’t take it personal. There might be an issue. He might be lying on the road in his own blood and trying to call someone but the fucking whatsapp got opened! So before sending 23 odd messages of blame, have some patience!
In the nutshell, follow these rules to be happy and productive couple. And don’t kill me if it doesn’t work. I am just the writer who observed you!
Be patient, Be compassionate. Don’t be insecure in 10 seconds.
Now, I know it is not the machine but the man who is at flaw. But it’s been years of driving and riding and walking on the road, I have found this pattern in multiple cities. Certain vehicles have a similar way of plying.
While commuting, I start with a peaceful and calm mind, by the time I reach my destination, I feel like beating the shit out of few people.
Now, Disclaimer – These are personal views and may differ but we will care about your views in your own blog. ROFL! #JustKidding but seriously, laugh rather than burning your blood. (Read Hindi – Khoon na jalaa, paani pi, hass de veere)
So, here is the list –
Autos – This is known to all like a universal fact. Right? Remember, when we were kids, teachers used to tell us that sun and earth is star and planet respectively; human body has 70% water or India is a country. In the same way, ask anyone on the road and autos would be the first thing they will quote. I have never seen any of them driving properly. None!! Across India! They are all same. As if they all go to the same school where they are taught “how not to drive on roads”
Avengers & 100 cc bikes – Nice bike and fine ride but it becomes annoying when the person sitting on it becomes a dickhead and feels he is riding an Enfield and starts riding faster than you to seek attention. It starts to annoy. Then comes those assholes on 100 cc bikes who ride as if their ass is on fire and they are running to find water. No rear view mirrors and god knows when did they use an indicator the last time!
Wagon R – If anyone on road is in most hurry, it is these guys who drive Wagon R. Yes, I know your previous vehicle was a two-wheeler and first car you bought was this shitty box on wheels (one of the most ugliest car) but that doesn’t mean you will try to put in between 2 vehicles like you used to do with your scooter or 100 cc bike. Common, it’s a 4 wheeler, ride responsibly. Give way when you are driving slow and someone is honking. And worst part is when you drive fast on a highway trying to race with I-don’t-know-who, that shit box will overturn. It’s not made for speed. And pls get those rear view mirrors and use them.
Government buses – Go to any city –> Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, Chennai or Kolkata. After Autos, these guys are a pain in the butt. These sons of whatever guns never drive in the left most lane dedicated for them, never look before changing lanes, are always facing breakdowns which lead to massive jams and speed in the most rash manner. Agreed? Coz I don’t have words to explain! Already annoyed.
Tavera / Eeco / Sumo (CABS) – Just like WagonR, if anyone else is in a hurry are the BPO/IT Cabs. And worst are the people sitting inside who don’t fuckin utter a word. Do I need to say more? I am already annoyed!
XUV 500 – These are still bearable and not all are idiots. But, 70% I have had an encounter with, are douches. Their first car was WagonR so you can imagine how they drive. I don’t know how and why they think they are the owners of the road. Live young? Sure, do that but at least drive like an adult.
White Car|Black Windows|Broken but Loud bass tube/woofer with shitty music – Yes, I know that you know that whom I am talking about. All the dickheads who have a political connection (Real & Pseudo both) are a prone to life on road. The shittiest music possible and at least 7 people in a 5 seater car. They are a threat and I have not seen even a single one being slapped a challan by police.
So, what do you think about my list? If you have any more vehicles in mind, do comment below. Or, if you want tot share any story that I can write upon as an inspiration, do share your thought.
And till then, think about it… If I offended you, think about it.. Why I did?
Ride/Drive safe.. Enjoy the road not someone’s blood. Value it.
Well, you might be aware of the reasons one should buy an Enfield. I am not gonna quote same old lame reasons. Yes, you feel Royal, I know and you feel free, I know.
Just read, it might amuse you or persuade you in buying one.
1. You can ride slow – There are many bikes out there for speed but do you know any other bike which feels amazing even when you ride it slow? Except Enfield, none I can think of. The thump, the sheer pleasure of having a slow ride is heaven many times. Even those who drive/ride behind you know you won’t go fast because, fuck! its an Enfield.
2. Ride solo or in a group – Except Harley or Indian, no other bike will look good in both solo and group. You are bound to turn heads no matter how and with whom you are riding. The fairings, the colors, the speed on some bikes will surely look good but metal is metal and in long run, Enfield will always be Enfield.
3. Unbiased Bike – Again, except Harley or Indian, Enfield is the most unbiased bike with respect to gender, caste, religion or whatever man! Anyone would look sexy on an Enfield. And it treats man and woman, the same.
4. You feel Rich – We all know that every month you will need to take it to the mechanic and do some or the other corrections. The service centers will suck your blood and money out. But in all of this, you will feel rich. Like “BC! service karani hai” again!🙂 Common, its fun and accept it, you do feel rich in a way. Competition for Harleys and other superbikes.
5. Katrina and Anushka – Damn! This should have been the first point, right? Coz both of the ladies make the bike look sexier than ever. I don’t have any more lines to say for this point. PERIOD!
6. Aviators – Are you a fan of aviators? Those Ray bans and few others! No other bike can look hotter with those freaking RayBans!!
7. What? are you still reading for more reasons? Get your ass up and go buy or ride one! If you already have it, just ride! Have fun, take that dust and pollution to your lungs or get on the highway for that fresh air!
Until next time! Ride safe, Ride hard! And ………. Ride! I am leaving for another ride now! See you!
When you are living in a tropical place like India the biggest issue you face is when the beard starts to grow long. The hot and humid climate takes a toll on your facial hair and if not taken care of, it can start looking like pubic hair. Yeah, I know you are nodding your head while you are reading this in agreement.
So here are few steps from my personal experience that might come handy and be useful for you. It’s been around 6 years since I have gone clean shaven. It doesn’t mean I have a beard which is almost touching my knees. I mean, yeah it would have grown that long but then I would have settled in Himalayas.
Phew, coming back to the topic. Here are 7 ways to keep your beard happy.
Patience – You need to have patience when growing a beard. It will not grow in couple of weeks. If in the starting you start to look like a coconut with few hairs, it’s ok, it’s natural. Wait it out.There’s a two week period where you have the puffy headed look of a Monchichi, and there isn’t a damn thing that you can do about it. However, keep oiling the beard with coconut or any other oil once or twice a week before shower. Because, since it is growing up, it needs nourishment.
Beard Comb – Grab a wooden beard comb and don’t use the usual hair brush or comb. You can get a beard comb around any Gurudwara or ask any of your sardar friend.
Beard Oil – Coconut and other oils are naturally good but if you need to take a further step, buy beard oil. They are now available in India. Initially, I started using Ustra Beard products but soon I realized they are not yet perfect. The Beard wash leaves your beard frizzy and the beard oil is all scent and no oil. Highly disappointed. On the other hand, currently I am using Beardo products and they are better than Ustra. Costly maybe but quality is better. So based on your budget grab a beard oil.
Beard Wash or Soap – Honestly, they both do the same thing. Washing your beard with soap will strip out all the oils completely, which seems like it would make your beard less controllable, right? Well, it does. Hence, whatever your mom or girlfriend says, don’t wash the beard with soap or shampoo or beard wash too often. This will also remove all the naturally generated body oil and leave your skin and beard dry.
Trimming – Yes, don’t be afraid to trim your beard once in a while. This will not only help in growth but will keep your beard in proper shape while growing. Get rid of those frizzy hair trying to stand on their own outwards.
Beard Wax – This is optional. But it is crucial, once your beard grows out and starts crossing the neck, it will go in whatever the fucking direction it wants to. To keep it under check, keep beard wax handy. Again, you can buy this from anywhere. Or you can even use Hair Gel. Just apply a small amount and you will be fine.
Go deaf – THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE. The whole world will go against you. Apne to Apne nahi hote when it comes to growin a beard. So whatever your mom, girlfriend, boss and those irritating relatives tell you, your name is whatever it is and you are not a terrorist. Just have patience and keep trimming it and oiling it. You will be fine.
A hypocrite is equally honest with everyone; even himself.
Many of us believe that wrongs aren’t wrong if it’s done by nice people like ourselves. ~Jason Rainbow, c.1979
Everyone has a hypocrite hiding inside. Many of us live in denial mode but it’s true and fact. Somewhere, I am too. I usually don’t watch Hindi movies in theaters. I did this time. Well, mostly because of Ira Dubey. As per my personal view, after Nandita Das, she is one of the most beautiful and powerful artist.
But what should we do? That’s not the question. What can you do? is the question.
Well! Nothing!. Yes, you heard me.
When was the last time you stood up for a cause and called it yours? When did you last feel about anything?
You can do nothing till the time you become true to yourself and explore yourself. Many of us can’t and I understand. We are bound by responsibilities and it’s not easy to come out of it. But find a passion in life and exploit it. Go on a Trip (Read:LSD). Go to the hills, sit in peace, absorb and be affected by someone else’s cause. Join a revolution and use your life to be worth something more than the usual bullshit.
This is what movie is all about. Honestly, it is all about how you perceive it. My personal views for the movie are that it was slow, a little lost and a great movie. After really long we have got a brilliant movie like this.
Ira Dubey and Imaad Shah have done a brilliant job. An activist and a weed loving, high class society brat can have many things in common once they look deep within. The roles have been portrayed amazingly by both the artists. The direction is great and I fell in love with background score of the movie. Nikhil Malik, Srijan Mahajan and Arsh Sharma have done a brilliant work with the music. The beauty of the hills and simplicity of life took my heart. Well, its because, I myself go to the hills to find my peace.
My post of heaven in the hills is what being portrayed in the film.
The movie does leave you in a blank space in the end and it is up to you to find the right ending since you must find the end of what you have started. The movie is just a catalyst and food for thought.
In the end, my suggestion would be, next time you go on a road trip; while exploring the place & people, explore yourself as well. It will be the most amazing trip. Trust me.
And oh! Go watch the movie! Totally worth it! Bol Bum! Bum Bhole Nath! And maar Dum!
It’s been raining since couple of hours now, sitting outside with cigarette and thinking about Orlando and Paris attacks. And actually all the attacks lately happening across the globe along with crimes.
What is the root cause of this issue? Humans. Not a eureka moment, I know but why?
Is it just religion? Nope. Above religion there is a very powerful thing. That’s called Money.
And not just hard money but soft one too. Here I mention soft money as things like showing off assets, social status, etc..
Money & Religion – Two things for which we have gone insane and become retards.
Funny shit is, both were made for humans but it seems now that we were made for these fucking things.
The money has created this social divide which has grown so apart it cannot be filled up. Rich will be richer and poor will be poorer. No economic policy or reform can correct it now. Some countries will flourish and others will definitely perish. Human organ trade, trafficking, slaves, etc .. are all outcomes of this divide.
But how will this earth continue to function and how will money flow?
Here comes religion into picture.
I want to make sure that you do not get me wrong in next few lines. Religion is not evil, it is human who is flawed.
So to keep the channels open, come few humans who, in the name of religion don’t give hope but create an illusion in the mind of the poor that it’s the rich who is taking away everythig from them. For this they need to strike.
For example, a BMW stops on the road, few people showing off the money, step out and unable to tackle the sun, try to find their AC rooms. Watching this are few poor guys who spend whole day in the sun. This guy wants the same things and all the money but since he lacks either skill or opportunity or a rich father/mother. So what happens? This frustration leads him on the path of evil. Yes, humans are that sick.
90% of the crimes in the world are based on this divide and perks of having money. Psychology of the human brain is complex yet simple.
Everyone is selfish.
On the other hand, religious outfits (radical humans) tend to use this divide to expand it further. They exploit the minds and get things done. Those who don’t know shit about their religion begin to fall prey.
What is the solution? None.
There is no solution to this. Because whatever I say will have no effect on you. Like this rain. It will pass in few more minutes and you will be back to what you were doing.
I am amazed you even reached this point and still reading. Coz poor won’t be able to read this. You might come on the rich side. Hence you will not change.
Go on, head to that club or spend huge amounts of money on religion. Don’t dare give it to some good cause because the gap should be more apart.
It’s been a while that I am a part of mid-level management working with senior leadership and technical developers of the company. As a part of decision makers as well as the receivers, I am very well accustomed with issues faced by both ends. The decisions are made at organizational level and for the organization as a whole. They may be suitable for some, forced for some and then there are others who just don’t care.
Bell curve, hierarchy management, promotions, hikes, etc. are all levers which can ruin or better the relationship between a company and its employee.
Gone are the times when there was a scarcity of good engineers and companies were like families. Today, we are producing engineers like chicken eggs. Every street has 5 out 10 people as engineers. With such a huge number and expansion of the industries, the same resources aka engineers are treated as labors with no labor laws to protect them.
Below are the points that force a person to resign or switch.
Money – Believe it or not money does matter. Yes, at senior management level, it is really tough to release due to budget constraints and limitations but it needs to be as per industry standards. If you think you are giving salary as per the standard, check your attrition.
New Learnings – This is the 2nd most important point. Keep your workforce up to date. Not just C# and Java or Oracle and SQL, make your workforce take training on things like analytics, cloud, adobe technologies, etc. Basically the technology of the future. And make sure you give them time to take those training by holding their manager responsible for the same.
First and second level managers – Your business, your workforce, your quality and your numbers will only increase if you have good first and second level managers. Many times we promote idiots to these level just because they lick their senior’s ass. (Sorry, I am really blunt)
Opportunities – Rotation of an engineer is important (if he wants). There are times when an engineer keeps working on a project for more than 5 years. His plight is never understood in the name of project requirement. Trust me, you are just forcing him to resign. Because he has no experience of rotation and no time, he will not consider changing the project but the company altogether.
Visibility – It’s important to give your engineer some visibility with senior management. These are the guys who leave their families to come and work for you. Take that into consideration and meet these guys and have an unofficial conversation like an ice-breaker.
Better enabling teams – Admin, HR, workforce planners, recruitment and PMO like teams should be enabled properly. The ice-breaker sessions will tell you what issues are at the bottom level. There may be some idiotic policies which might be irking your people. And this brings me to last point.
Automation – Certain policies and certain procedures in the company need to automated. Rather than having manual checks, automate stuff. This would reduce the cycle time. A person won’t have to beg some other person for approvals and getting work done.
I know at senior leadership level, we have an issue with why can’t these engineers see the whole picture and think at organizational level. But we need to understand that today’s generation is living in high cost of living and trying to be up to date. For this, they are bound to focus on themselves. They have a family to take care. You reached senior leadership level during the time when fight to survive was slightly easy. It’s a firefight out there.
Take some action to save your people. They are “your” people. Make the company a family again! And trust me, it’s not just money.
Don’t kill me if our views don’t match because if you kill me, I will haunt you forever and be a pain in your ass and I am sure you don’t want that. Right?
So, moving on … In the midst of all the hue and cry on my Facebook wall over a simple question of Dowry and Alimony, if they are same or not and should be legal or not! I would like to thanks all my friends who contributed and showed what you all think about it.
I know some of you who are against dowry will definitely take it or give it in the name of Society and Parental pressure, which according to me is “Bullshit”! And yes, giving gifts is dowry as well (In case you didn’t know).
Now! My views?
Alimony and Dowry! They aren’t same.
Starting with Dowry, by now the above paragraph might have given you some idea of what I feel about it. It is outright disease which is eating us inside out. As per an article – Dowry is an ancient custom, and its existence may well predate records of it. Dowries continue to be expected, and demanded as a condition to accept a marriage proposal, in some parts of the world, mainly in parts of Asia, North Africa and the Balkans. In some parts of the world, disputes related to dowry sometimes result in acts of violence against women, including killings and acid attacks. The custom of dowry is most common in cultures that are strongly patrilineal and that expect women to reside with or near their husband’s family (patrilocality). Dowries have a long history in Europe, South Asia, India, Africa and other parts of the world.
It is good to see people coming out and speaking about dowry, but in my whole lifetime, I haven’t seen one wedding which had no links to dowry at all. And I am not talking about rural weddings. I am talking about FAT INDIAN Weddings!! And not just Punjabi weddings but all kinds of castes (I hate fucking caste system as well but that topic is for some other day).
The only reason why it’s being termed as big topic in India is probably we are waking up now & it’s all over news. My respect to all those women who opposed it and broke those marriages.
And my middle finger to all those men, father in laws, mother in laws, fathers and mothers who agreed for dowry.
On a serious note, it’s the biggest issue in India because here, a woman is worst enemy of the other.
All the mothers and mother in laws are at fault. I hope the new generation mothers and mother in laws won’t be such a pain in the ass. Plus these are the same aunties who force marriage down your throat and later comment on how many gold and cash you took or gave.
But just talking about it won’t solve the problem, where does the issue lie? When was the last time you saw a girl getting married to a guy who is socially and financially weaker to her? NONE! The men these days are judged on the basis of money he earns or has, size of his house and size of his car. I understand one doesn’t want their daughter to spend life with no luxuries but isn’t that also a kind of dowry? I know this can be associated with Bride Price or Dower but those are different than this. I have explained those below.
For now!! Remember, NOBODY gives a fuck about LOVE! (If you do, drink some water and cool down)
Many of you might not know but there are two other practices – of bride price and dower. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom or his family to the bride’s parents, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride’s family to the groom or his family, ostensibly for the bride. Similarly, dower is the property settled on the bride herself, by the groom at the time of marriage, and which remains under her ownership and control. In Islam, this concept is called Mahr which is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid or promised to pay by the groom, or by groom’s father, to the bride at the time of marriage, which legally becomes her property. While the mahr is often money, it can also be anything agreed upon by the bride such as jewelry, home goods, furniture, a dwelling or some land. Mahr is typically specified in the marriage contract signed during an Islamic marriage
Also, dowry in India may have started in Hindu culture, it’s now a part of Muslim and Christians as well. Believe or not, it is. There have been cases in all the religions. Don’t agree? Open you fucking eyes or Google it.
On the other hand, Alimony is something which is best explained by Lawyers Club India – The general perception is that the person initiating a divorce shall not be entitled to any financial support from their spouse. This, however, is not entirely true. It all depends on the financial position of the spouse. In the event of the wife not being able to sustain herself financially, or having no source of income for herself, she then is entitled to an allowance as maintenance. On the other hand, if she is earning sufficiently well for herself, she cannot claim any maintenance. Herein, an interesting question arises, ‘ whether a husband has any right to claim maintenance from his wife’. The answer is, surprisingly, in the positive. Under the Hindu Marriage Act, this provision has raised many an eyebrow. To put it simply, depending on the circumstances, a husband also has the right to ask for alimony.
As is prevalent in our Indian society, the wife is mostly a homemaker. Thereby, a major part of our female population never ventured out from the cozy comforts of her home to earn for a living. Thus, being, more relevant, the word ‘maintenance’ came to be associated with women, almost to the point of being synonymous with the weaker s*x. However, the Indian Judiciary being very fair, came to the rescue of the husband. According to Hindu Law, the husband also has the right to claim maintenance which is subject to certain conditions. In the event of the husband becoming incapacitated due to some disease or accident, and thereby, is rendered incapable of earning for a livelihood, he then has the right to claim alimony. At the same time, one should bear in mind that if the husband is an able person in every sense of the word, and yet does nothing for a living; he cannot be entitled to any maintenance. The Court of Law provides no relief to a wastrel.
Now answer my question – Why Hrithik Roshan paid Rs 380 Crores to Suzzane Khan? Why Sanjay Dutt paid Rs 8 Crores to Rhea Pillai?
There might be many more examples but were these 2 women incapable of earning? As far as I know they both had well settled businesses at the time of divorce.
Hence the concept of Alimony is subjective. Some don’t take it and some don’t get it. And there are many out there who take it even if they don’t need it.
Be it dowry or Alimony – It’s all about the fucking money. This society is all about money these days! If you say you are not, all the best living in denial and may your soul be blessed! I will see you in hell.
The solution? None. Nobody can change it. We will continue to live in denial.
Think about it….
Unless an asteroid hits the earth and kill humanity!🙂 #JustKidding ..
Breathe in….. Breathe Out…… Try to live🙂 properly.
Before we go ahead, let me be clear that there aren’t many products in Market for Mooch and Beard. Since, the market is filled with shitty fairness and what not creams and products, Ustraa was a delight in area of grooming for Men. Whoever Gillette is, tell her bitch, Ustraa is here.🙂 And those who wanted Men to be fair and handsome need to get a life. Prior to using Ustraa, I was using MisterMan Beard Oil (MisterMan Store). It was the only product available in India. Except this, we had to rely on Shampoos, Conditioners and beard wax. I even ended up making myself a DIY wax and Oil using Youtube. Looking at the increasing fashion of growing a beard and maintaining it among men needed some serious products catering to this demand. Ustraa hit on right notes at the right time.
The parent company, Happily Unmarried has been in the market since a long time and has made a huge name for itself.
Everyone knows that beard looks sexy but looking at the Indian Beards, it’s more like pubic hair when grown to lengths (Blame it on the pollution and humidity and whatever you want). But it is the truth, hence Ustraa is a ray of light.
So when, Ustraa came out with the line of products, I bought it the 3rd day itself and now have been using it since then. I am a cynical kind of person, so you will get both pros and cons below. Stay tuned…
The first product I picked by the Beard wash since I was bored and fed up of using shampoos and conditioners. The product was a delight.
Apart from leaving a pleasant aroma and great texture, it really makes the hair tangle free and removes any dirt or garbage stuck in there. It make the hair soft as well, however the only negative is, the effect of the wash is not long lasting. I mean if you are a bearded biker, you need to have patience after using the product and give it time before you can jump on the saddle. Aloe Vera and Oils do make your beard feel fresh and soft. Only catch it, do remember to groom it further using comb and drier to make it straight. But anyways, that is something you will have to do yourself.
On the other hand, the beard and mooch tonic is also a great product to use. I personally loved the old school and smokehouse aroma. It is really refreshing and leaves the beard ready to be groomed and leaves you lady drooling.
The only major issue I found was the bottles. They somehow started leaking and using them while traveling was an issue for me. If the bottle seals could have been tighter and travel safe, it would have been 100% perfect product for me.
I still use my DIY products but these products from Ustraa have really eased my pains in the butt.
Go ahead and use the products. It’s better to have a groomed beard rather than pubic hair on the face. Oh yes! I know you know what I mean! Looking forward to use more products. Will review rest and post soon. Till then! Have fun with the mooch & beard! GROW!
Think about it!! And do let me know your personal reviews and experience in comments below.