A very hands-on (and at times almost paranoid) mother of a 7-year old, an avid reader, a keen observer of human nature and a deep lover of psychology - this combination makes me read up a lot on a variety of topics and relate it to what I experience around myself. During one such reading session, I came across the word 'Tweens'.
Nepotism. A word which has been around us for a while but has now swept over our lives like raging fire due to some unfortunate recent events.
Completely skipping handwriting as a learned skill and leaving it to the aspiring artists would not only deprive them of a skill that flexes their creative brain cells but also a part of themselves to revisit and cherish later.
Monday morning. 5 a.m. Doorbell rings. P. opened the door for his maid. She used to come for cleaning and cooking. After a quick nap again, shower and some breakfast, P. left for office. He was a top notch executive in a MNC and had a busy schedule stocked with meetings - professional and social.
The earth has been healing itself while we stay locked down in our houses. There are reports of Ganges water being sparkling clean, the Himalayas being visible from towns in Punjab, ozone layer sealing, air quality index improving significantly. All this shows the power nature possesses to make things right. It also gives us an opportunity.
The epidemic of Coronavirus has been at the centerstage of world news for weeks now and by the look the of things, will dominate most newsfeed and conversations for several more weeks. As most governments take precautions to contain the spread at a larger level, smaller institutions and individuals too have been making efforts towards the same cause. One such effort from our side was to cancel my child’s 7th birthday party.
Tea - one of our most loved beverage; include the black and the green variants, it is consumed across the globe as an integral part of living. For many, nothing stirs up more emotion than a cup of tea.
Feminism has been a topic of raging debates over the last few years, the noise around it is rising with passing time as more gender imbalances and extreme forms of misogyny and crimes come to fore.
The exodus has been a part of the Indian culture for decades now, with the state of Punjab leading the Westward movement while the Southern states living the gulf dream.