Music Learning And Child Development

Music Learning And Child Development:


I’m sure no one exists in this world without the love for music. The choices and preferences might differ but everyone loves to indulge themselves musically once in a while. A trend has started off late with more and more parents enrolling their kids into music schools. Research proves that music influences a child’s motor skills, language learning capabilities, cognitive development, and social as well as academic abilities.

Parents have unanimously understood this positive impact of music, and want to tap on it by helping their children build their passion in a disciplined manner.
Music is also s great means of self-expression. Children have their fair share of emotions too, be it negative or positive.  Music serves as the best outlet for them to express their personality, moods and intelligence through unspoken words.

Both my husband and I never had the chance to learn music as kids. So, we were naturally excited at the prospect of our son learning music, and wanted to figure out whether he shared our view on this as well.

We decided to take our son to a pianist who gives music lessons in our neighborhood. Although he wasn’t thrilled in the least about the visit at first, once we got there, he took an instant liking to all the keyboards lined up and the sounds that were emanating from them.
Honestly, it makes me so proud to watch my son move his adorable little fingers while playing ‘twinkle twinkle little star” and “happy birthday” on his Casio Mini Keyboard.


After researching a bit on the Internet, I’m pretty sure that his new hobby is responsible for his better grades in Math, not to forget his teacher flashing me a big smile and congratulating me for having a very well mannered and social child at hand. Yes, my child is the cool kid in class cum piano master.
If you too want your child to explore the wonders of music, then you better not waste time any more.
Start off with a basic yet functional instrument like the Casio Mini Keyboard #CasioMini as I did. It not only comes highly recommended by music patrons but personally too, I found it to be unarguably the best choice with a good practical design and easy-to-learn functions.





It also comes with a 3 year warranty incase you run into any system wear and tear.
Trust me, learning music is a joy and it will come easier with a good instrument at hand. Up your parenting game and introduce your child to the world of magical music that’ll help him become an all-round individual with a smart brain and pleasing personality.
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Anarkali Dress Designs - Latest Designs in Anarkali suits

Anarkali Dress Designs - Latest Designs in Anarkali suits:


Anarkali, a favourite Indian top worn with matching Churidar is a popular choice for all ages. The elegance and style of this attire are unmatched for. This dress befits a workplace or a formal-do or for grand occasions like a marriage, everything depends on the layering and artwork that goes into stitching the dress. While formal and workplace Anarkali may not have an elaborate design or many layering, a function like a marriage sure requires louder colours and heavier artwork in the body of the Anarkali. This dress usually looks good when the fabric material is chosen is silk or georgette. Listed below are the five different types of Anarkali patterns observed in the market.



Anarkali Stitched using Vertical Panels: 


The Umbrella shape of the top is achieved through different shaped full-length Vertical panels. Using many panels with smaller width gives the attire a grandeur suited for a function. When this stitching is carried out on thin fabrics like net or georgette with cotton or silk fabric for lining, the attire gets a royale look. This style of stitching is suitable for almost all the body types, except the Rectangular or Skinny type.


Anarkali Stitched using Half Vertical Panels: 


The bodice of the Anarkali carries a princess seam to which vertical panels are attached to give the flare skirt look. The fabric materials like silk and cotton for lining go well with this type of stitching while the main fabric is usually net or georgette material. This type of Anarkali can be stitched to match the grandeur of a function with heavy embroidery designs on the princess seam or stitched with different coloured silk material to give it a formal yet elegant look. Except for the inverted triangle and pear body types, this Anarkali style compliments your body when stitched to perfection and with proper selection of fabric.

Anarkali Stitched using a Circular Umbrella Cut Pattern: 



This Anarkali type requires a stitched-to-suit bodice with a full-flare umbrella-cut pattern. The main fabric used to give the elegant look can be silk or georgette, chosen with appropriate lining fabric. The flared skirt usually begins from the waistline. A pear or inverted triangle body type may get the flared skirt to begin at a higher waistline. This type of Anarkali is suited for formal do's and is perfect attire for the workplace. Leggings or churidar can be worn to match the Anarkali tops. This type of Anarkali can compliment all the body types when the length at which the flared skirt begins is altered.

Anarkali Stitched using many Layers of Main Fabric: 



This type of Anarkali is becoming a favourite at many gatherings and do's. The bodice carries a princess seam while the skirt can have two or more layers stitched to varying lengths showcasing the hemline borders. Depending on the colour or fabric of the layers, the elegance and grandeur of this dress can be set. Since it requires stitching of multiple layers, thin fabric like chiffon is used for lining while the main fabric is usually net or georgette. This is the most suitable Anarkali style for the skinny or the rectangular body type. But, when stitched to perfection, this style can compliment any body type.

Anarkali Stitched like the Tiered Skirt: 



This Anarkali has horizontal panels stitched together to give the tiered skirt look to the flared skirt. The bodice can be made to look grand by making use of layered fabrics or embroidered designs to match the attire. The flared skirt can be made to look more elegant by stitching a lace at the tier joints. This style of Anarkali can be stitched to suit every body type by altering the length of the bodice. A short bodice for skinny or hourglass body type gives it a regal look.

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Lehenga Choli Types - The Most Popular Designs

Style Statement of Different Types of Choli - Lehenga Choli Types:


Lehenga Choli is a popular attire for many important functions which require one to be illustrious. With modern metallic embellishments making an entry into the choli designs, choli fashion has gone through a metamorphosis. The fresh designs of gold embellishment is a trending fad observed in the celebrity attires.

The different types of choli designs are based on the type of fabric and artwork selected for the choli. Listed below are few types of choli designs and the occasion to match them for.




We have provided some of the top most popular Lehenga choli designs.


Lehenga Choli Types:



Lehenga Choli stitched out of Silk:





Lehenga stitched in silk gives an elegant and regal look. Crop top or short choli design is a popular choice for choli stitched in silk. It can be simple or grand according to the pattern or style of stitching combined with the embroidery work on the lehenga. Plain silk lehenga's stitched in box pleats, in contrast, goes well with matching jewellery when you are a guest at a wedding. If you want the lehenga to be majestic, brocade silk lehengas are stitched with horizontal tiers of embroidered silk of varying or similar colour. If the tiers and fabric colours are chosen appropriately the style statement for the silk choli is sheer grandeur. You can complement this look by going for a silk brocade top stitched to suit your body type.


Fusion Lehenga Choli stitched using Silk, Sequin and Net:




This type of lehenga choli is the latest fad among the celebrities. The fusion designs of the top which stand out in the crowd of brocade tops are designed to complement the lehenga. Peplum style, long sleeves or similar unique designs of the top fuse the western style into the traditional choli wear. Use of silk, sequins and net fabrics for giving different layers for the flared skirt gives an elegant and royal look to this lehenga choli design. This outfit can be stitched to match any formal occasion or a traditional ceremony like a wedding. The grandeur of the design is enhanced with layers of sequin or net patterns on the lehenga.


Crop Top Lehenga Choli Design using Silk, Net and Velvet:



The crop top design is the latest fad observed among the crowd of celebrities. The brocade silk, plain silk, net or velvet is the usual choice for the choli designs. The Lehenga design is given layers by the use of net and sequin or stitched in brocade silk. The crop top lehenga choli designs are best suited for sangeet ceremonies or any party which requires you to be elegant without being loud. Also, choosing light jewellery for the crop top compliments your style statement.


3-Piece Lehenga Designs in Silk, Sequin or Net:




The three-piece designs for Lehenga choli are a result of the fusion of western and traditional styles. The two-piece top will usually have a short choli design or crop top design matched with the full-sleeved tunic or jacket design. Velvet, sequin or net fabric are suitable for stitching the two-piece top designs. The lehenga is usually plain in silk. The grandeur to this design is visible in the two-piece top, and prominently in the tunic or jacket. This design is best when you prefer to be comfortable at the party or ceremony. Go for a short choli design with an embroidered net design for the jacket if you have an hourglass body type.


Single Colour Embroidery Choli Design on Net fabric:




The simple yet elegant look created when the lehenga and choli designs are stitched using the embroidered net in single bold colours can transform you into a diva. This is the latest fad prominently visible in all the Sabyasachi lehengas. Use of fusion top designs gives you a unique look at your ethnic wear parties.

Hope you liked the types of Lehenga cholis. Now tell us which is your favorite choli design.
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Top 10 Best Mixer Grinder Models in India 2018

Top 10 Best Mixer Grinder Models in India:

Mixer grinders, in contrast to their size, plays a major role in our kitchens today. We are dependent on it for our everyday meal preparation right from making chutneys, curry pastes to juices. Since most of our Indian menu is based on grinding fresh ingredients, it becomes difficult without a mixer grinder. Almost all the top brands provide a sturdy, long motor function and multi jar mixer with multiple jars. It is recommended to go for mixer grinders that have an inbuilt overload protector. A mixer with additional ventilation is an added advantage. A transparent lid is also helpful as it is required to open and check the contents very often. Here is a list of some of the fast moving and efficient mixer grinders.

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Top 10 Best Water Purifier in India with Price 2018

Top 10 Best Water Purifier in India with Price 2018:


Water contamination is inevitable in today’s world. Water is polluted with dust, rust, heavy metals, chemicals, organic, bacteria and viruses. Not only does the contaminated water cause harm and diseases it does not taste good too. Higher the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), higher the content of impurities in water. It is advised to consume water lesser than 150 ppm. With the advance in technology, water purification can become easy and requires just the touch of a button. Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology helps removes the floating and suspended particles and Ultra Violet (UV) kills bacteria and viruses. 


Here is the list of Top 10 best water purifiers in India with price. These purifiers are selected by our team based on the reviews and ratings from giant e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and reviews from neighbors, relatives and friends.


Top 10 Best Water Purifier in India:

  1. Eureka Forbes – Aquasure Aqua Flo DX Water purifier:
  2. This purifier provides clean and healthy drinking water with its 3 stage purifying process. The water goes through a sediment filter where big dirt particles are removed, then it goes through the carbon block which cleans out the chemical substances and finally the UV filter kills any and all kinds of bacteria and viruses in the water. The product comes with a built in stabilizer and there is also an error indicator which indicates any problem in the purifier. It gives 2 litres of water per minute and is suitable for small families. The cartridge needs replacement after use of 3300 L of water.
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Weight: 2.9 kg
Power consumption: 40W
Installation: Table top/ wall mount
Purification process: 2 stage + UV


  1. Kent Ace Mineral RO + UV+ UF water purifier:


This model in Kent is worth the money as not only does it filter out impurities, chemicals, rust it also retains the minerals naturally available in the water with the use of TDS technology. It purifies 15 L of water at a time and comes with a LED indicator showing on/ off. It consists of sediment filter, activated carbon filter, post carbon filter, UV and UF. There are two colours available: White and Aquamarine.

Power consumption: 60W
Installation: Table top/ wall mount
Purification process: 2 stage+RO+UF+UV
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  1. Aquaguard Geneus RO+UV+UF water purifier:

The advanced technology in this water purifier adjusts the purification water based on the type of water (bore well, salty water etc). The intelligent e-boiling technology provides water that is as pure and safe as water that has been boiled for over 20 minutes. The purifier comes with a LED display that indicates the water level, filter change and any error. The water goes through I-filter which removes sediments, Ro, UF and UV filters coming out pure, clear and with minerals. Its filtering capacity is 15L per hour. It comes in two colours: White and Grey.

Weight: 11.8 kg
Power consumption: 45W
Installation: Table top/ Wall mount
Purification process: 2 stage + RO+UF+UV

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  1. HUL Pureit Marvella Slim RO water purifier:

This purifier consists of 6 stage water purification process that clears out sediments, bacteria and viruses. The purifier can hold up to 4 litres of water and has a unique feature that alerts when the Germ kill filter needs to be changed. Other features include auto on/off and auto lock.

Weight: 9 kg
Purification: RO+ MF membrane
Installation: Table top/ Wall mount
Price: Rs. 9, 799.00


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  1. HUL Pureit WPWS100 Classic:
If you are looking for a standard non-electric water purifier then HUL Pureit WPWS100 will meet your requirements. The purifier is made of food grade non-toxic plastic and with a capacity of 14 litres. Its purified water holding capacity is 5 litres and an indicator goes off when the germ kill cartridge needs replacement. It in fact does not give out water and totally shuts off the purifier until the cartridge is replaced.

Total capacity: 14 L
Purified water holding capacity: 5 L
Price: Rs. 1, 399.00

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  1. LG - WAW73JW2RP Stainless steel water tank RO+UV+UF:
The stainless steel tank is double protected keeping the water sterilized and clean. It has another unique feature, the digital sterilizing care that sterilizers water from the tap water inlet to the water outlet.

Weight: 8kg
Installation: Table top/ Wall mount
Price: Rs. 29,900.00


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  1. Tata swatch nova water purifier:
The Tata water purifier uses 4 stage water purification process. It can purify up to 8 litres of water per hour and is ideal for small and medium families. The tank uses silver action technology that helps provide long life to the cartridges. Its indicator shows the current status and also the working condition of the water purifier. It cuts off water supply when the water pressure is low and the Zero contaminant tank makes cleaning hassle free.

Purification: 3 stage + RO
Price: Rs. 8, 159.00


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  1. Kent Pearl RO + UV:
This purifier uses both RO and UV technology to provide clean, clear and pure water. It comes with a TDS controller, UV fail alarm and an indicator showing that the cartridges needs replacement. Cleaning is very easy as the water holding tank is detachable. It can store up to 8 litres of purified water. The body is made of food grade, ABS and non-breakable plastic.

Weight: 10.8 kg
Purification capacity: 15 litres per hour
Operating Voltage: 24 V DC


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  1. Eureka Forbes Aquasure Crystal UV water purifier:
It has an in-built voltage stabilizer that protects the device against power surges. It uses 3 stage water purification process and ca purify up to 6000 litres of water before requiring a cartridge change. It is very quick and can purify 2 litres of water in one minute, saving you the waiting time.
Power: 18 watts
Operating voltage: 130 to 230 V
Price: Rs. 6, 995.00


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  1. HUL pureit Marvella RO 10 litre water purifier:
It is an advanced water purifier with 6 stage purification process. It consists of an alert indicator that goes off when the cartridge requires changing. It comes with a TDS controller and uses RO, MF and ROPL technology. The water storage capacity is 10 litres making it ideal for small as well as large families.
Power: 36 watts

Price: Rs. 13, 599.00

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Please use this list of top 10 best water purifier in India just for reference. Please make your decision based on your need and knowledge keeping this article as just one of your references. As individuals preferences might vary widely, please do your own research before buying water purifier for home. Please check with the manufacturers about the maintenance cost too before buying as you have to spend for maintenance of water purifiers quite frequently.



The cost of the water purifier might be less for some water purifiers but the maintenance cost will be higher. So, do not get attracted by the cost of water purifiers. Also, please have your water tested so that the manufacturers can suggest right type of water purifier for your home or office use.

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Portable AC In India

Portable AC India:


Due to the ever increasing heat waves, people are trying many ways to get away from the summer season and only air conditioners can serve this purpose. As we already know there are two types of air conditioners namely window air conditioner and split air conditioner but these two air conditioners require assistance for installation and incur service and maintenance cost which are not desired by most of the bachelor tenants. Hence people are finding ways to mitigate these cost and dependence thus by looking for an air conditioner that is portable and easy to install.


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Top 10 Best Semi Automatic Washing Machine In India 2018


Top 10 Semi-Automatic Washing Machines
It is a well known fact that machines is being invented to make the world a easier place to live in. Invention of the Washing machine came as a boon to Indian women who dreaded laundry time every day. The washing machine made it easier for the women to do everyday laundry. But now with many semi automatic machines in the market which is already very budget friendly, it is much more of a boon to women who can just set the control of the machine as per their convenience and the machine itself will do the rest of the work for us! Due to this ease factor, semi-automatic machines refuse to fade in popularity. Here is a listing of top 10 semi-automatic machines in the Indian market.

1. Panasonic 6.5 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:

Model No: NA-W65B2RRB

Colour: Red

Design: This machine looks very chic with smooth edges and a large translucent lid. The control panel is compact and featured with chrome knobs. The anti-rust body of this machine makes it durable while also eliminating the danger of electric shocks.

Performance: the capacity of this washer is 6.5kgs which gives ample space to wash for a medium sized family in one cycle. It comes equipped with a lint filter which removes all the lint from the clothes.

Features: this machine is equipped with an auto soak option which lets the user soak the clothes before the wash cycle begins. It also comes with a 2 wash facility which allows clothes to be washed in different stages of the cycle and a powerful central shower which thoroughly rinses the clothes with greater intensity. The integrated buzzer feature swiftly indicates when the wash cycle is complete. A spin only function is also available if the user wants to remove excess from wet clothes.
Power: this machine consumes approximately 400 watts of power.

Price (MRP) : 9,990/-


2. GEM 6.2 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:


Model No: GWM-620GA

Colour: Red

Design: Compact design with twin tubs. The body of this machine is made with ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic which protects the appliance from rusting, shock resistant and durability.
Performance: capacity of this machine is 6.2kgs and spin speed is 1420rpm which ensures clothes are thoroughly washed.

Features: It has 2 wash modes and pulsator technology for washing.

Power: Consumes 350 Watts of power.

Price (MRP) : Rs.7,490/-

 

3. LG 7.2 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:

Model No: P8239R3SA

Colour: Burgundy

Design: 

This twin tub machine comes with a rust-free plastic body which is durable and efficient. It has large capacity of 7.2kgs. this machine’s body is covered with a chemical coating which repels rats and other insects.

Features: 

It has a built-in roller jet pulsator which increases the friction applied to clothes. It comes with one main pulsator and 3 mini pulsators which creates powerful water streams. It has 3 different wash programs – Strong, Normal & Gentle. It also comes with a soaking and lint filter feature.
The wind jet dry technology removes moisture from wet clothes by incorporating air during spinning. This machine also has a one-of-a-kind collar scrubber which removes dirt from shirt collars easily and a buzzer to indicate the end of a wash cycle.

Power: 460 Watts

Price (MRP): Rs.13,590/-

4. LG 6.8 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:


Model No: P7853R3SABG

Colour: Burgundy

Design

This semi-automatic top load machine has a capacity of 6.8kgs and comes in a durable plastic body.

Features: The features of this machine are very similar to LG Model No. P8239R3SA machine. This machine is also equipped with a roller jet pulsator, punch + 3 pulsator, 3 wash programs, 25 minutes soak option, lint filter, collar scrubber, wind jet dry and a buzzer. However this machine comes at a much more affordable price and good EMI offer with all these features added.
Power: 360 Watts
Price(MRP): Rs.12,890/-

5. Godrej 6.2 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:


Model No: GWS 6203 PPD Twin Tub

Colour: White

Design: comes with twin tubs and is covered with transparent lid making it look classy. The body of this machine is built with poly propylene material which enhances the durability.
Performance: with a decent capacity of 6.2kgs it allows to wash moderate quantity of clothes.
Features: this machine uses Optima Water Force technology which efficiently washes and removes all the dirt. It is integrated with 2 wash programs along with spin shower which ensures the clothes are washed well and dried as well. A buzzer and lint filter is equipped in this machine too.

Power: 350 watts

Price (MRP): Rs.9,500/-


6. Whirlpool 6.5 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:

Model No: ACE 6.5 Supreme Plus

Colour: Peppy Purple, Tulip Pink

Design

This machine has got a stylish look to it and comes with a multi-utility tray and work surface which helps clean clothes. An extendable spin lid is there which can be pulled out to keep items on it temporarily.

Features

Integrated with 3 wash programs and a lint filter. This machine is equipped with a dynamic soak feature, spin shower and max dry functions for a more efficient washing and drying experience.
Performance: capacity of this machine is 6.5kgs and this machine utilizes the impeller wash system to get rid of dirt effectively.

Power: 350 Watts

Price (MRP): Rs.11,400/-

7. Videocon 7.5 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:

Model No: Zaara Royale VS75Z11

Colour: Ebony black

Design: Design: this machine has got a glossy finish with decorative knobs (control panel) and a black transparent lid.

Feature: It has a pentafin pulsator which creates a water whirl mixing the detergent and water effectively. This machine has a unique feature known as Centre Fall Spin Shower Rinsing which spreads water flow evenly and also rinses the clothes completely providing detergent free clothes in every wash. This machine also comes with auto soak option, collar scrubber, buzzer and air dry options. The lint filter in this machine is named as Magic Filter.

Performance: Capacity of 7.5kgs with a 4 wash program to suit various washing needs.

Power: 380 Watts

Price(MRP): Rs.11,990/-



8. Videocon 6 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine

Model No: Typhoon Plus WM VS60B11-DM

Colour: Dark Maroon

Design: 

Twin tub washing machine with a germ free anti-rust plastic body. The operations panel in this machine is easy which comes with deco knobs.

Feature: 

This machine uses an anti-bacterial technology which keeps the clothes as well as the machine clean from germs and bacteria. It has 3 washing modes, collar scrubber, lint filter and 2 wash tub scrubber. There is a built-in water level over flow indicator which prevents the user from adding too much or too little water. This machine also releases air bubbles into the water which then penetrates deep into the clothes in order to remove tough stains and dirt. It also has a special water system with nozzles which circulate water into the drum at 360 degrees which ensures deep penetration of detergent into clothes. A built-in aqua filter converts hard water into soft water hence improving the quality of water which protects the life of the washing machine and does not damage the clothes.

Performance: with a capacity of 6 kgs (ideal for small families) this machine works on a multi pulsator system and also has the Centre Fall Spin Shower Rinsing function.

Power: 340 watts

Price(MRP): Rs.8,642/-

9. Sansui 6 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:

Model No: WMSS60AS-CMA

Colour: Chocolate Maroon

Design: 

This washing machine’s lid is designed to open and close easily without making any noise. It also has a tempered glass window which aids easy viewing and it is also very durable and resistant to scratches and damage. Control Panel is ergonomically designed on the right side for convenience of operation. The design of spin lid is such that it fully covers the timers and knobs when wet clothes are transferred from the Wash Side to the spin side.

Feature: this machine is equipped with a wash lid tray, pulsator with multiple rotors, castor wheels and anti-vibration pads, integrated handles on both sides, a dedicated sink to hand-wash delicate clothes and a built-in water jet.

Performance: 

There is one main pulsator and 4 small rotors and each rotor creates individual turbulence. The collective turbulence of the main and small pulsator together creates a high intensity turbulence which is much more effective in removing dirt and stains.

Power: 390 Watts

Price(MRP): Rs.8,000/-


10. LG 7.5 kg Semi Automatic Top Load Washing Machine:

Model No: P8539R3SM

Colour: Dark Grey

Design: 

Rust-free plastic body with twin tub design. This machine also comes with 360-degree wheels which allow easy mobility and rotation in any direction. This also comes with a chemical coating of rat repellent which keeps rats at bay.

Features: 

The features of this machine are roller jet pulsator, 3 wash programs, soak function, lint filter, collar scrubber, buzzer and wind jet dry options. This machine also has cold water inlet feature.

Performance:  Has a large capacity of 7.5kgs

Power: 410 Watts

Price(MRP): Rs.14,340/-


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