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Tweens What?

Jul 26, 2020, 10:34 PM IST

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, Nepotism debate

Nepotism: Just a new name?

Jul 11, 2020, 01:36 PM IST

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.

Romanticising the 'hand written'

Romanticising the 'hand written'

Jun 15, 2020, 02:39 PM IST

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.

Relearning Livng: In time of coronavirus

Reinventing Living... In the time of coronavirus

May 31, 2020, 01:48 PM IST

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.

Nature healing coronavirus lockdown

Life 2.0: Earth is healing and it has presented us with an opportunity

May 07, 2020, 10:22 AM IST

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.

What coronavirus taught me

What coronavirus taught me

Mar 10, 2020, 10:31 AM IST

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.

Of achi chai and me... 

Of ‘achchi chai’ and me...

Feb 28, 2020, 06:11 PM IST

​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. 

Defining Feminism – A long way to go

Defining Feminism – A long way to go

Feb 14, 2020, 06:16 PM IST

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.

Kindergarten students from a school sit at a plastic table

Dilemma of a mother when it comes to choosing a school curriculum

Education | Feb 08, 2020, 04:51 PM IST

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.