HEALTH HACKS!

Life is so busy, packed with chores, to-do lists and more. In the busyness of fulfilling your outside tasks, are you doing enough for what happens within? When there’s so much planning going into everything else needed for your life to function, are you doing the same for your heath which drives it all? Hacks are important. They are quick, simple, easy to remember and become an everyday part of your life. Now you may wonder why I’m calling all

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10 CRITICAL SCREENING TESTS FOR WOMEN

Healthy habits are good for us. They help keep track of where we are at, how we are faring and generally keep us sane. Regular exercise, timely food, proper sleep and stress management are just some good habits every woman must make a part of her daily life. Besides the more obvious checks, one habit we often tend to ignore or take lightly is – routine health checkup or screenings.   Scheduled routine health checkups done frequently – annually or

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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY!

On this International Yoga Day, I am fully charged to do my complete set of Yoga asanas in the club house of my residential complex along with other yoga enthusiasts. But I must admit –I haven’t always been this excited about doing Yoga. This past year or so however, has been different. My first ever serious orientation towards Yoga was immediately after I got married. My mother in law was an ardent yoga instructor and had been teaching yoga for

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WOMEN, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES!

As a woman who was brought up in a traditional home, I have seen and come across many women in my family who never found time for themselves. They woke up at sun rise, worked hard continuously through the day and never stopped until the very end. Things like vacations, weekends, spas, medical check ups and parties never crossed their minds! When I was going school, I saw mother working round the clock at home and also at her office.I

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HEALTHY?

I remember I was very young, when I realized that I was too thin for a growing teen. There were frequent questions on whether I ate enough, whether I was active enough, given unsolicited advice by people on how to put on weight.   If you’re hearing of ‘fat shaming’ today, there were a bunch of us who’ve been or are even now ’skinny shamed’. Most of the advise was well meaning, with good intent but unwelcome nevertheless.   Given

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DAD’S DAY

Is one day enough to think and thank our dads? Also the dad of my kid? It’s clearly not! In fact my whole being, who I am today, my value systems – deep rooted within was ingrained by my father. He held his head high, was hard working, principled, strict disciplinarian, very sharp, always spoke his mind, no filter at all,.. beneath was a soft hearted emotional man, who cried each time he did kanya dyan of his daughters. He

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Of Daddies and Awkward Expression of Emotions

Daddy, papa, abba, abbu, pops, pa, daata, sometimes even Chachaji – the many names of fathers given by their loving (sometimes fearing) children. Betu, Gudiya, Sona, Pari or Aanchu (in our case) – the names that daddies give to their little princesses. While the father-son bond is quite easy and natural, the father-daughter bond is quite unique. Yes! That’s how it can be best expressed – unique. And though much is said and written about this bond, am penning a

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DEAREST BABA

As generation X raised in India I didn’t grow up celebrating Father’s Day. Not celebrating Father’s day didn’t mean I didn’t celebrate my Father or Baba as I called him…I didn’t need a Father’s Day to realize how special he was…was…he is free from worldly pleasures and sorrows, he rests in peace now…what remains with me are decades of fond memories. Baba was the only son and only brother to three sisters, pampered, needless to say but that didn’t make

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YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND

Appa! Happy Father’s Day! Yes, it’s not about just one day! But in our hectic life schedules, it’s time for a speed breaker, to slow down, sit and think about our dad and his love. Because, he is the only man who make us happy always! Again I’m highlighting the word ALWAYS in the previous sentence. I’m sure as you read you will feel wonderful in your heart whatever the hurdles are in your life. Dad, You are the one

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AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL POEM

Where the child sleeps at 9. No, no one sings a rhyme, The only dialogue the mother would say, “सो जाओ बेटी वरना पापा आ जायेंगे।” And eyes shut in fear. I am from there! Where there is a friend’s birthday invitation, And you seek permission. After rehearsing for several hours, You know, the final say is father’s. If only the luck is in favour! I am from there. Where you have chosen the safest corner of the park, Ready for some

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