Thursday, 29 December 2016

Winters of North India can make anyone lazy. How to get over this phase?

 I hate getting out of the four walls of my cozy house during winter. The chilly climate can take a toll on even the most active person around. This is the usual tale of every individual who loves to hibernate more than exploring the outside world. What adds more to the agony of a person who doesn’t want to skip the daily workout routine is the New Year knocking at the door. New Year Resolution is something people make to only break during this adverse climatic condition in North India. Sports and Fitness equipment in the Gymnasiums relax while others are lazily relaxing at their shelters.

How does one come out of this perplexing situation where one has to choose between coziness and staying fit with no compromise? Well, to trigger in the mind of each of the fitness lovers, developing the habit of practicing Yoga can be an extremely feasible option to look for.


Benefits of Yoga that one can reap without going for a workout


This science of staying fit and healthy is preferred by many for it demands no fitness equipment. It is undoubtedly the most effective and result oriented practice. If we have to compare the health meter of our grandparents or parents with that of ours, we will definitely have to face embarrassment. They are way fitter than us. Did they go to the gym? No, the word was Greek to them. With the growing trend of exercising using the fitness equipment in India, Yoga has lost its charm. Why not let History repeat itself this winter? Yoga has the following advantages-
·         It needs no major equipment to be practiced
·         It can be done with peace at home
·         One gets more flexible with Yoga. Family and friends can be involved in your sessions
·         It is cost effective too

With so many merits of Yoga, how can one not make the most of it while staying away from the Gym?

Indoor Gym Equipment can go a long way

For Gym committed person, nothing can come in his or her way of the workout. He takes the extra leap to get the same work done without having to go out. Wondering how? Let me cite an example of my brother. He works tirelessly at the gym but winter and the extreme cold of Delhi obstructed him. Did that stop him? Absolutely not! He researched and found out about the indoor gym and sports equipment suppliers in India. He had a list of them and finally chose Cosco.



Now that he has indoor equipment, he has been continuing with his routine without a halt. When there is a will, there is a way for sure. By this, I want to emphasize that to fight this battle of cold this winter, one can take the resort of indoor equipment that adds to your comfort and defines class too.

This winter, don’t be defeated but emerge as a winner that knows no bound!


Stay War, Stay Fit and Stay Fabulous!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

If You Grew Up Watching These 10 Cartoons, Your Childhood Was Epic! Cosco.in

If you ask me what’s wrong with today’s generation, the answer is simple, their cartoons suck! I watched cartoons well in to my teenage years and would be still watching them if they hadn’t become so goddamn crappy!

1.       Tom and Jerry
Even though the entire series was just episodes of Tom trying to catch Jerry is every fathomable way and Jerry always besting him, I must say, it was one of the most entertaining cartoon I have ever watched.



2.       Dexter’s Laboratory
Dexter was the genius kid we all hoped to be. If only we could dream up inventions like he did, imagine the power we would wield on this planet! And of course, we would be smart enough to find a way to keep our annoying siblings out of our secret lab!



3.       The Flintstones (meet the Flintstones, they’re the modern stone-age family!)
I know you sang the tune in your head. The Flintstones theme song is one of the most memorable theme songs from the cartoons of our childhood days. The Flintstones was one of the most successful T.V. cartoons for almost 3 decades until the Simpsons came along.



4.       The Jetsons
The Jetsons even back then defined the future we all only dream of. Three-day work weeks, flying around in our personal jet planes and never having to walk again! Imagine the amount of leisure time we would all have if only the Jetsons utopian world became a reality.



5.       Scooby (doobie) Do
Scooby Do was hilarious and made us wonder what Scooby and Shaggy were really on considering they always thought that there were ghosts around when actually there were none. However, all that ends well is well because Scooby and Shaggy always managed to catch the miscreant right in time!



6.       Power Puff Girls (Fighting crime trying to save the world, just in time, Power Puff Girls, POWER PUFF!)
As kids, my friends and I would always debate about which Power Puff girl we each resembled the most and everyone always wanted to be Blossom! The show might have been girly but I know of quite a few boys who watched it secretly as well.



7.       Richie Rich
Didn’t we all wish we were as rich as Richie Rich! The rich boy always got his way even though everyone was always trying to sabotage him and steal all his wealth. Alas! Such is life.



8.       Captain Planet
Captain Planet managed to teach children about conservation of our environment and being responsible for our actions in the most fun way possible. I think this cartoon really needs to make a comeback because preserving our planet is the need of the hour.



9.       Swat Kats
Swat Kats was one of the coolest shows and had everything that children could possible want to see in a cartoon from cool cars, high-tech gadgets to bare-knuckled fist-fights! Do you remember what the two cats were called? T-bone and Razor a.k.a as Bade Miyan and Chote Miyan in hindi!



10.   Popeye
If there was any cartoon that could get us to eat our greens, it was Popeye. The immense strength he gained every time he ate spinach made us feel like we could become that strong too!



The cartoons is our days were actually entertaining and provided a lesson to learn unlike the trash they’re showing on T.V. these days.


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Thursday, 1 December 2016

7 Games From The 90’s That Are Played Even Today

The 90’s was a great time to be born in. It was before the advent of the internet so our childhood wasn’t spent staring at a computer screen but actually going outside and playing with our friends. Every game had a new set of rules every-day and the bickering fights that ensued were more fun than one can imagine. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and I’m sure you’ll feel the nostalgia of our child-hood when you recall playing these games.

1.       Gilli Danda our very own version of cricket.

This game is played with a large wooden stick known as the danda which is used to hit another stick reduced on both sides known as the gilli. The aim of the game is to hit the gilli with the danda as far as possible.



2.       Kho Kho

Kho kho is definitely one of everyone’s childhood favourites and although this game needs no introduction because of its sheer popularity let me elaborate a little. It involves two teams which are required to chase each other down and try to get the opposite team ‘out’ by tagging their own team players.



3.       Kabaddi

Kabaddi also widely known as the national game of India is incredible amounts of fun. The game might not be all that popular but is regaining momentum. There are two teams consisting of seven players, each of which have their own designated areas. The aim of the game is to go into the other teams area and get them ‘out’ all while repeating the word kabaddi without losing your breath.



4.       Catch-catch

This is the simplest game ever and the best way to kill boredom. One simply throws a ball to their opponent who’s only job is to catch it. Even then we all know that one person who had butter fingers and almost always dropped the catch!



5.       Chuppa Chuppi or Hide and Seek

Luckily this is one of the games that hasn’t lost its charm in the years. I don’t even think this game really needs explaining! It’s of the best games I’ve ever played. Running around as kids, making sure you don’t get caught are the fond memories I remember every time I think of playing chuppa chuppi.



6.       Chor-sipahi or chor-police

I’ve never met anyone who hasn’t played this game and I’m sure you have too. There are two people, one is the chor and the other sipahi. The sipahi has to catch the chor is order to win the game after which the titles are exchanges and the chor becomes the sipahi and vice-versa.



7.       Gully Cricket

We Desis love our cricket so naturally we’ve invented our very own form of cricket where ‘one tup’ is ‘out’ and the stumps are merely pieces of sticks or rocks we found lying around the street. And of course if the ball left the make shift ground you out!



Friday, 25 November 2016

8 Forgotten Childhood Games That We Need To Revive Before They Are Lost Forever


Those were the days that we thought would never end. The days of being young and na├»ve and not having a care in the world. However, as we grew up we somehow forgot how much fun we used to have back then. Now-a-days kids just seem hooked on to their gadgets but they really don’t know what they’re missing out on. The joy of going outside and playing random games with your friends is something else altogether. Here are our favourite games from our childhood that we bet you totally forgot about!

1.       Chain or as we call it Saakli.

This game consists of a ‘denner’ who has to catch all the other players. Once he catches another player, the said player also becomes the denner and hold hands with the original denner in an attempt to catch the rest of the players.



2.       Langdi
We obviously love our ‘pakdam-pakdi’ but when the traditional game got boring and monotonous we invented our own variation, one which involved hoping around on one leg looking like a chicken!



3.       Hopscotch better known as Stapoo
This game involves drawing a pattern of boxes of the floor after which you throw a small object into one of the numbered boxes. The player who throws the object then has to jump through the boxes to go retrieve the object.




4.       Pittoo
Pittoo or seven stones was widely popular through-out South Asia. It consisted of a stack of seven stones and the aim of the two opposing teams was to break the stack and build it up again before getting hit by a member of the opposing teams.





5.       Oranges and Lemons or Poshampa
Two kids stood together making a makeshift bridge and sang a song. Whoever was under the bridge when the song ended and the hands came down would be trapped and was considered out.

This is to jog your memory.

Oranges and lemons, sold for a penny,
All the school girls are so many!
The grass is green and the rose is red,
Remember me when I am dead-dead-dead-dead-dead!



6.       Vish-Amrit a.k.a Lock and Key
There’s a denner who has to go catch the other players. As soon as the denner catches a player he is infected with ‘vish’ or poison and cannot move until one of the other players on his team touches him and gives him ‘amrut’.




7.       Four Corners
Each of the four corners of a room is given a name and the aim of the game is to choose one of the corners of the room and not get caught. The denner will pick the corner when the music stops and all the people standing in that corner will be considered ‘out’.




8.       Lattoo
Lattoo is a wooden top which has grooves in its lower half and a nail at the bottom, on which it spins. Don’t you remember having lattoo competitions as a child? The child who’s lattoo spun the longest won!



Games enhance physical growth and improve emotional stability

Eat, Play and Repeat is the new mantra that every child should get acquainted to. Without healthy food, a child can’t get enough nutrition and without play a child might miss on physical development. We have always heard that playing makes one strong physically. We miss out on the fact that it helps a mind grow stable with age. Have you ever compared a child who plays games and a child who doesn’t? You will get the answer.

A sportsperson is a healthy man who not only eats healthy but thinks healthy too. When I was young, I remember those days when my child got sluggish with daily activities and it was time I had to make a firm decision. I know what I was planning of might be difficult to actualize in the initial days but once it got into the veins of my child, he would get rid of all the inactiveness. I wanted him to play, run around and remain active like he was in his days of taking leaps and bounds.



The idea was to get him trained on badminton so that it could boost him up. I love this sport for various reasons. I played it in when I myself was a child and my husband too loves it. It is a game that keeps a person active every second. After five years of the implementation of this plan, today I am proud to see my son play in inter state championship. He has grown to be a better player than many good sportspersons. Playing sports which he hated some time back has now grown on him. Something stereo type but classic incident I would like to share is that like any other he likes playing with Cosco shuttle cock. I know it is hilarious but that’s how our mind has been systemized, isn’t it? More than being systemized, I think it is the trust and reliability that Cosco has developed in us.

I don’t think I am the only person who would agree. Ask superstar sportsperson would second my thought. A badminton player or be it a basketball player, every player wants equipment needed for the game from the brand Cosco. It is years of accomplishment it has bagged for itself. In our times, we only knew of a few products manufactured by this but now look at the myriad of product line it has to offer. Right from sports accessories, to fitness equipment or may be any sports equipment, you just name it, it is right there.

The contribution towards building healthy country is commendable. I am thankful to them for contributing towards the development of my son’s mental and physical ability. I also see a mature person in my 15 years old boy.


It is a shout out to all the parents to inculcate the habit of playing any of the sports to see a good change in your children. Their potential will be exposed in a beautiful manner. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

7 games that we have enjoyed playing as Kids | Cosco India

When we commemorate the golden days that is childhood, we relate to the most playful times. You must have got an idea what I am referring to. It is the time we played games. Nothing could give that ecstasy of life but games. It is rare that one can see a child play the same game with that enthusiasm and eagerness. Despite many obstructions that a child or a student is dominated by, there are a few games that are still being played. One of them is cricket and whenever we relate to cricket, we definitely relate to the word Cosco. Not matter what brand the ball was manufactured by, the name that a cricket lover was used to is Cosco. 

Let me take down the memory lane of the seven most popular games that we played in the 80’s and 90’s and encourage everyone to continue the legacy. 

1.      Cricket: This game is by far the most popular game not just in one or two countries but across the globe. Cricket always united the colonial friends and cousins to play together and eventually develop that friendliness which is hardly seen now. The bat made of any wooden piece and three sticks used as stamps, who can forget those days? The so called Cosco ball was the heart of the game. A child would eagerly wait to reach home after school, to change uniform and rush to bang the doors of the friends. Now people are busier sitting in a couch and playing video games and PS3, X box and many such games that make one ideal.

2.      Musical Chair: Wow what a game this was. Everyone gathering in the open space and playing to the tunes of music and enjoying the roundabout of men was really fun. Who do you see playing this anymore?

3.      Hide and Seek: Another exciting game in the list is Hide and Seek. It gave adrenaline rush whenever we had to be searched by our friends.

4.      Skipping: This game definitely met the health goals along with the count one kept of skipping without a break.

5.      Chinese Whisper: How about that game which taught us what manipulation can be like? Yes it is Chinese whisper. It was full of fun and excitement.

6.      Hopscotch: This maneuver through some boxes drawn on the plain surface did bring smiles on everyone’s face specially girls.

7.      Pittu: This is the last of the seven games that we can’t forget and get nostalgic thinking about. The ball used was Cosco, the same ball used in cricket. 

The mind not corrupted then with the advanced technology made us creative enough to come up with those game ideas and the most played of all was cricket. I remember playing with my brothers and dad in the playground nearby and always fighting to bat first. I could only play with the so called Cosco ball as it was the name anyone knew, even a kid who had just begun to play cricket. Cricket and Cosco are synonymous and can’t be separated ever. Let few things be the way they are! That retains the charm. Sometimes wrong sounds right, doesn’t it?