Flipkart Diwali sale is on. From dolls, toy trains, toy trucks, and cars to even a video game. Of course, these are the gifts that children are fond of having. The new trend with buying gifts for children are not found in departmental stores or toy stores. It is in online stores like Flipkart to get every wish fulfilled.

Are you short of ideas or looking for that special gift? Have a look at this list of possible gifts that I have created and which I would recommend. These are times when all kinds of events, large or small, influence our children. Designed for growing children, here are gift ideas to stimulate the imagination.

My nephew would be four this year and his demands seem to be very different. The kids have become difficult as their wish list keeps growing. every time he sees an advertisement or passes by a toy store. But with online shops like Flipkart things have definitely become a lot easier.

The first thing I wanted to suggest is an Annie Toys Kiddy telescope. It is complete with viewfinder, tripod stand, and eyepiece. At first, I was skeptical. But then after seeing his reaction, I thought it would nice to buy him something that would excite him! Your kids will fall in love with this toy. They can look at the stars, look for constellations, and dream of unknown worlds.

A nice gift might be an SRS Turtle Night Star Sky Constellation Projector Light Lamp. With music, it projects the different constellations on the ceiling of the bedroom. Kids can study the stars even before they venture into the field on a clear night.

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For Skylanders lovers, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Starter Pack is the ideal gift. For those who have not yet entered the world of these characters, the game is an amazing gift for kids. This is available on PS3 and helps develop logical skills. Although it is generally recommended for grownup kids, my four year old cousin can play it better than me!

Who does not love animated movies? Baal Hanuman in 3D animation is quite memorable and could be perfect to watch. It depicts the stories of the monkey God. Kids can watch it before they go to bed. My cousin has already received several mythological themed gifts for his last birthday. It includes the CD that contains the movie and the soundtrack. Adding to this, he got puzzles, books, and so I thought that this movie, could be perfect to watch anytime.

Books are another choice! The Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set, which has seven volumes, could be the perfect gift for kids. What you would appreciate is the interweaving of stories. Do you have a thirst for magic and is passionate about wands and spells? You can find a lot of items on Flipkart.

To fulfill my cousin’s wishlist, I spend an afternoon of shopping with him. I gave him a budget and look up Flipkart for the perfect gift. I enjoy these little moments.

Making a decision on a child’s gift can be difficult. The child’s tastes and that of the parents may be completely different. The only way you could do this is by igniting their imagination and engaging with the little ones. It may be expensive for parents and if you do not know the tastes of the kids, it may not excite them.

Look for something magical and mysterious when you shop for children’s gifts. It should be unique and not one that is usual. They should get amazed the first time they see it! Finding them may not seem simple and spontaneous. But it may instead be a real adventure and that is where Flipkart helps to get every wish fulfilled!
Technology comes to our rescue in the growing anxiety for the choice of gifts. We get anxious due to the lack of time to browse through the shops and find something appropriate. And in fact, as you know, there's an app for everything, even for shopping.

Shopping online by sitting in the armchair at home is a very common and widespread practice. This way you can find cheap deals or buy a product otherwise unavailable in stores. The main tool of online shopping is the dear old PC but why not try to use the app of the major sites of e-commerce. It may be easier than it looks.

But the problem is the mushrooming of online shopping sites. It becomes difficult to juggle in this jungle of sites. There are some applications that also comes to the rescue. One of these is Myntra. Myntra, for those who still do not know, is an interesting virtual marketplace. Here you can find stuff, collectibles, gadgets of all kinds, cases, and covers. It is a good solution for shopping online.

Myntra for years has made its way among shoppers. It is popular among those looking for discounts and offers. They are not only clothing and accessories but also in gifts of all kinds. It is a popular site for designer clothes and shoes, accessories and design objects. Every day new discounts and promotions are available on your device.

Are you thinking of stocking up on shoes and clothes for the summer? You can download the app from the App Store that is free. The Myntra app is available for Android, iPhone, and windows.


The app allows you to perform the same operations offered by the regular website. You can buy, save objects in the favorites list, receive notifications about objects. You can give feedback to buyers and sellers, and respond to messages. There is an entire catalog of products for sale, reviews, user ratings, comparison.



Myntra, the e-commerce giant has one of the best sites to make good online purchases in peace. The Myntra app is very fast, easy to use and gives us all the main functions available via the web. You can see payment options, shipping, order history, and all with one click settings. In short, all you need to do online shopping as with the home computer. There is also the Myntra app store with very interesting daily offers.

The graphics of the app is very engaging and dynamic. The colors direct the user to the search by category. You can select the macro categories. It then connects to the sub-categories which are easy. In fact, the graphics are very easy to use and helps the user to navigate between sections. Among the categories, besides clothing, we also find Home, Office, Beauty, Pets.

The categories let you understand how this app offer various kinds of products for users. Filters allow you to make more precise searches. You can customize elements such as color, size, price and so on. The app saves your settings and in this way, it will be easier to search future products or re-select a favorite.

Are you only interested in fashion and clothing for men, women, and children? The Myntra app is essential for shopping online in this area. With the app, you can buy the products or save in favorites to find them in the future. The most interesting thing is that there are not only clothes. There are also shoes, accessories, furniture, furnishings, and hi-tech gadgets. With the app, you will always have everything at hand and get their interesting offers.

After selecting a piece you can select the sharing icon to send via SMS, email, Twitter or Google Plus. One of the most useful categories is the discounts section. It displays the discounts offered on products without having to search affordable purchases.

When you find the product you decide to buy select it. It will give the first information released from the seller. So you may already know the cost of shipping and discounts available. If you want to buy it go to the buy section of the online store. It's amazing how you'll hardly notice the redirection to the next page. The connection is very fast and the graphics help a lot with colors.

Myntra offers unique items with a great place for those in search of originality. There are very interesting sections, dedicated to accessories and gadgets. You can buy smartphones and tablet sometimes difficult to find in conventional stores. Its application allows you to search the huge database available. You also can search by color and, the app will seek to find all the matching products. Finally, you can buy with confidence.

Through the app, you can buy offers with a click right from your smartphone. The intuitive, easy to use App has a modern interface. It is perfect to go in search of a gift without having to cope with the traffic and the endless rows.

There is no doubt that for those who love shopping, e-commerce is an incredible resource. You can find lots of clothing and accessories at the lowest prices than in the normal market. The advantages of online purchases are classic with no queues and low prices. There are wide range of choice sitting on the couch at home.
Here is an interview of Ethel Sennhauser, Director of the Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Ethel Sennhauser, an Argentinian and Italian national, is currently Director of Operational Services in the East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP), a position she has held since 2012. In this role, Ethel oversees the operational work of the region, including quality, portfolio and fiduciary aspects.

Prior to her current position, Ethel was the Sector Manager for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, a role she assumed following her assignment as Sector Leader for the Sustainable Development Department, in Mexico and Colombia.

Ethel brings to her new position almost 25 years of experience in agriculture, natural resource management, forestry, fisheries and other agriculture related areas. She first joined the Bank as a consultant in the Environment Department before moving to the South Asia Region where she became Natural Resources Management Specialist and then Senior National Resources Management Specialist.

Before joining the Bank, Ethel was involved in academic work in the areas of Landscape ecology and territorial development. She received several fellowships and recognitions for her academic and research work. Her professional expertise in the private sector includes several years of consultancy and business development in geographic information systems.

Ethel holds a Ph.D. in Regional Ecology and an MSc in Biology and Ecology from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.



1. According to you what is the most striking crisis in the agricultural sector at present which needs to be addressed urgently?

The world needs to feed 9 billion people by 2050—but climate change, declining soil health and overstretched resources could drive down agricultural productivity in the long run. Droughts and extreme weather events are already having a negative impact on farming and productivity. In the future, yields could drop by more than 25%.

Low productivity, poor market access, inefficiencies within the agriculture value chain that lead to food waste and prevent food from making it to markets are among the range of issues negatively affecting the world’s food supply.

With 800 million people going to bed hungry every night, the World Bank has called on countries to build better food systems that raise agricultural productivity in rural areas, invest in improving nutritional outcomes for young children and pregnant women, and boost climate-smart agriculture.

2. What do you think are the measures to be adopted urgently to revive the agricultural sector throughout the world?

The agriculture sector needs to be primed to feed the world and it needs to put food on people’s plates without harming the environment.

Climate-smart agriculture, which aims to boost productivity, improve resilience and lower GHG emissions, is part of the solution. In addition to boosting agricultural productivity, we also need to make better and more sustainable use of our resources and take steps to reduce land degradation and improve water management. It’s also important to expand smallholder access to financial resources and farming tools, reduce inequality so that women farmers are productive, improve food storage and build infrastructure that helps farmers get their products to market.

3. According to you how important is scientific research for a sector such as agriculture?

Research and innovation is extremely important, especially as the sector seeks new ways to deliver on higher productivity, greater resilience, and reduced GHG emissions.   We still don’t have our ‘electric car’ that will help us make transformational moves towards climate-smart Agriculture.

We need to step up research in areas where climate impacts are projected to be the greatest—in Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, which accounts for only 5 percent of global public spending on research and development. Through the West Africa Productivity Program, the World Bank has supported research centers that have developed four new resilient cassava varieties and five new higher-yielding rice varieties.

In addition, the World Bank is a founding member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the world’s premier scientific research organization that is delivering badly-needed, climate-friendly agriculture and food technology benefiting millions of poor farmers in low-income countries.

4. Do you think that Governments in developing countries are not talking enough about the problems of farmers and agriculture?

Because 75% of the world’s poor people live in rural areas and depend largely on agriculture for food and livelihoods, agriculture plays an important role in catalyzing growth in developing countries. It is encouraging that many governments are paying more attention to the agriculture sector as a catalyst for achieving food security and inclusive development targets.

5. On what fronts do you feel that there is need to work more?

More work needs to be done to ensure that agriculture is more productive, resilient and less harmful to the environment, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, which was bypassed by the Green Revolution that transformed agriculture in Asia and Latin America. Agriculture is a major part of the climate problem—it currently generates up to 29% of total GHG emissions. Without action, that number could rise substantially as other sectors reduce their emissions. So the sector needs to come together behind climate smart agriculture if we want to feed the world in a sustainable way. That is the reason we joined the Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture.

6. What is the World Banks commitment towards agriculture especially in developing nations? And what are the future plans of the organization?

Growth in the agriculture sector is about two to four times more effective in raising incomes among the poorest compared to other sectors. So it’s a powerful tool for ending extreme poverty by 2030 and creating shared prosperity, both of which are priorities of the World Bank.

The World Bank is a leading financier of agriculture around the world. In 2014, we had $8.3 billion in new commitments to agriculture and related sectors. Through a combination of lending and sharing technical expertise, we work with developing countries to ensure that the sector is resilient and sustainable in the face of climate change, creates jobs and economic growth, and produces healthy and nutritious food, especially for the world’s poorest people. In our work with countries, we promote new technologies, champion sustainable approaches, and techniques, and finance infrastructure that improves productivity while linking farmers to lucrative markets.

The World Bank's vision is for a food system that can feed every person, every day, and everywhere, in a sustainable way. We are committed to partnering with a wide range of stakeholders – public, private and civil society to achieve that vision.

It is a true saying that health is wealth and one most prized possession. But in the current scenario most people who lead a busy lifestyle, things are very unpredictable when it comes to matters of health. A healthy looking person today might meet some medical emergency tomorrow. Health insurance is an incredible investment security that frees the individual from financial breakdown caused by medical treatment costs. Hence, it becomes imperative for anyone to buy the insurance plans and give you a fearless and secured the future.
Every curiosity satisfied, every new thing learned, every place visited is an added value and is the reason for our every trip, the reason for our trip to Barcelona. With the faithful and multi-talented travel guide, we decide to leave time of Barcelona for a short time. It was only a weekend, that unfortunately cannot hold us back. After less than two hours of flight, we are excited and excited to have reached the airport of "El Prat" (Barcelona's main airport). We quiver waiting for the bus that leads us to our coveted destination.

A small almost prehistoric and super crowded bus takes us through asphalted roads. But what matters is to reach Barcelona. Between a mule on the road and some ditches here and there, we arrived at our destination. The airport is 20-30 minutes by bus from the city, but we took an hour to get there. Every second seemed infinite but now, another little piece of the world will be ours!

Barcelona: arrival

With a map in hand, a look at the bilingual dictionary and here is our hotel ready for a quick accommodation. We stay at an excellent 4-star hotel that is part of a large hotel chain. It is equipped with every comfort (wi-fi, mini bar, satellite TV, hairdryer) and is elegantly furnished. The property is located on the famous Avenida Paralelo just a few minutes from the avenues in the center of Barcelona (Las Ramblas). It is 50 meters from the metro station and buses.

So, without lingering over, I take a dip in the tangle of streets immediately. There is an immense liveliness that characterizes the Catalan capital and the multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity of which it is pervaded. A first taste of the city, in one of the most well-known areas (full center) of Barcelona in the world as it is visited 365 days a year by tourists and residents. Las Ramblas or, at least, part of it considering visiting every corner it would take some time and specially trained legs! We get involved by an enchanting scenery made of blazing lights, shops, actors, living statues, street vendors, street mimes.

Everything smells of life and being dinner time, we take the opportunity to savor some local dishes. Armed with a lot of patience waiting for a good half hour because of the kilometric line! We manage to sit at La Fonda d'Escudellers: a really nice restaurant near Plaça Reial, where you can eat very well and the wallet is not affected at all! Our palate has a sublime paella with meat, the Suquet di pix (a type of fish broth). To conclude in sweetness, we have Catalan cream and nuts fried with honey. We have a last glance at the lively Iberian evening and return to the hotel to be fresh and refreshed the next day.

Barcelona: first day

So begins our tour. We go out early morning because of the already very high temperature. But, above all, we do not to waste precious moments and enjoy our highly anticipated, albeit short, trip. For breakfast, we have churros on the move immersed in a very good chocolate!

We stay in the Las Ramblas area. From La Rambla de Canaletes, along the way, we come across monuments and places of great artistic and cultural value. We visit Font de les Canaletes. Legend has it that for those who drink from this is certainly the return to Barcelona. Reial Acadèmia de Ciencies I Arts is an important center of education and culture.

The Eglésia de Betlem is one of the rare examples of Baroque architecture in the city. Then singular buildings such as Antica Casa del Doctor Genovè has facades covered delightfully with blue ceramic tiles. Casa Bruno Quadros is an unusual structure adorned with umbrellas and, little further on is the Museu de l'Eròtica.

We arrive between a fan waving and another (bought strictly in a souvenir shop), in the Plaza de la Boqueria. We walk on a mosaic floor of Joan Mirò and admire the vast and well-stocked market of a thousand colors that stand here. And it is in these parts that we face the impressive Gran Teatre del Liceu. It is the city's main opera house, reopened recently following a fire that devastated it completely years before.

We eat something at a truly unique place with excellent cuisine. We took the Butifarra Blanca, the typical Catalan sausage served with the egg. We also order an Escudella (a Catalan soup made with different types of meat and vegetables served with rice or pasta and the excellent red wine of the house. We decided to go back because we could not visit the famous Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. It houses works mainly of Spanish origin, in particular, Catalan.

Created by the American architect Richard Meier, it has helped to give back to what was once a somewhat disqualified area of ​​Barcelona. We then enter the museum, where not only are paintings and sculptures exhibited, but also graphics, installations, video art, and computer art. It acts as a permanent art laboratory.

After the visit to the museum, which cost us an entire afternoon, we decided to take a look at the night movement and to eat in a nice place. We head to Plaça Catalunya, where we discover the Ovella Negra, one of the historic bars of the center. A characteristic rustic tavern where we finally enjoyed the sangria. It was cheap and really good! The most interesting thing is the large tables with countless diners: Catalans, tourists, and Erasmus.

The area is also ideal for fun and dancing. A few meters from each other are discos like City Hall, Living, The Roxy Blue, Arena. It is very tempting, with a free entry within a certain time!

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Barcelona: second day

New day, another museum. In the morning we dedicate ourselves to visit the Museu Picasso, one of the most important local attractions. We are amazed by the continuous flow of people doing up and down the museum dedicated to the figure of Pablo Picasso. It is justified by the importance of the works that the structure houses inside, especially those of the first period of the artist (until he left Barcelona). There are, however, also important additions that have occurred gradually over the years.

After that, we look for the monuments of Gaudì, a must for every visitor who approaches Barcelona. Thus we discover that gigantic temple that is the Sagrada Familia. It is a sight that is nothing short of shocking and unique for its originality and majesty!

We also organize ourselves to see Park Guell. It is an almost magical space, full of buildings, works of tiles, sculptures, all designed and designed by the Catalan architect. But what arouses, above all, our curiosity is inside: what is the old authentic house of Gaudi, now a museum open to the public: unmissable!

Without realizing it, we spent more than four hours inside the park, so it's time to eat something! Trusting the suggestions of the guide, we choose to stop at a Spanish fast-food chain that offers excellent tapas (delicious appetizers typical of Spain) and the legendary patatas bravas (excellent fries with spicy garlic sauce). The quality is really good. The price is very cheap but, the portions are not large. It is located in front of Casa Battlò. Therefore, on a full stomach, it is time to make another stop at Casa Battlò. In fact, its name derives from the owner who commissioned the construction to Gaudì.

It's really impressive how this looks like a whole series of skulls (the balconies) and bones (the supports). We admire the figures present in the construction of this building: exclusively marine figures. Even for the main facade, a color has been chosen that recalls very much that of the coral.

Even the interior of the house was designed by Gaudì, and in fact, the furniture fully reflects his style. We decide to spend the remaining half of the day at the biggest stadium in Europe. The Camp Nou is "mythical", and almost a temple of Barcelona!

We make a quick visit to the teams' changing rooms, to the playing field, to the VIP stand, to that of the press. Finally, we move to the Museu Núñez which bears the name of the historic Catalan president. According to estimates, it is the second most visited museum in Barcelona. It is surrounded by trophies, historical photos, and videos. To close, we visit the ever-present souvenir store for friends!

Even with the regret of having been able to spend only a couple of days in this wonderful city and not to have fully savored all its peculiarities, we head to the hotel to take the suitcases and then straight to the airport (unfortunately). We leave Barcelona with intense emotions, images, and wonderful places.

We feel the warmth of a people, the effervescence of locals and tourists. We love the good food, good smells, a thousand colors and the desire to return once again. But, like any self-respecting gypsy, I have little space for nostalgia and, on the way back, there are new projects in view of the next destination.