In between Dal Chawal and Life

Morning tea is a ritual I love. Waking up early in the AM and brewing a refreshing cup of tea, no sound except for chirping birds. There’s something about that silence. When the world sleeps and you’re awake; feels like you have all the time to be with your self; for yourself. I love this time. Through the myriad of thoughts, this quiet time helps me gain perspective. Gives me the opportunity to love myself before I give to the

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RESILIENCE

With every stumble,We shouldn’t crumble but stay humble,An obstacle can lead to an optimal outcome,Setbacks ask us to get back up,With every rocky road there is a sturdy path ahead,Waiting for us to get back on the horse,It is time to start believing,Realizing,And continuing,To reach for Resilience Michelle Sanjana Sathish

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Educated Illiterates!!

Is it only a dream to expunge all the misdeeds against women?? A miasma of female foeticide and dowry harassment continues to permeate our society. Recently I came across one video of a woman, a doctor by profession where she depicted how she was persistently harassed for dowry by her in-laws and later when she got pregnant with twins, she was wickedly made to undergo foetus test from where she got to know that she was carrying twin girls. She

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MANAGING MONEY!

Before you start reading my blog, I want to make it clear that I am not a professional financial advisor. Views expressed here are purely based on my experiential learning and observations. We can broadly classify people into three categories: One who earn more and spend less, second whose earnings and spending are nearly equal and third whose spending are more than earnings. This is irrespective of your amount of earning because winning at money is eighty percent behavior and

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SATURDAYS WITH SHIVANI: Giving Up Isn’t A Choice

As the lockdown lifts and the number of cases rise, I can feel the heat closing in on me. Two friends messaged me that their loved ones tested positive and are battling COVID. There are a few more about whom I read on social media; someone’s cousin, parent, loved one suffering and sometimes losing to the virus. They are not statistics for me but real flesh and blood people. Naturally, this troubles me but as someone who has dealt with

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VASUDHA’S VIEWS: 26 JUNE 2020

VASUDHA PANSARE The Lord God Made Them All. By James Herriot. I have been re reading all his books which I have with me. And this is the last one. I have been mesmerized by the magic of his wonderful stories of cows,cats,pigs and dogs, some painful deaths, some miraculous recoveries, his little children growing up, his wonderful trips to Russia and Turkey and the very interesting characters who live in the Yorkshire dales. His life as a vet is

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FEEL THE THUNDER

A vivid memories etched in my heart. One rainy July morning eons agowhen the sky had surrendered to the grey sheets and thunder.  We were in our classrooms and it was getting pitch darkThe geography teacher unmoved by the romance playing outside Immersed herself into the maps and globe.  Losing interest in the map boundaries and the globe I was falling in love with the grey heavens above The classroom slowly filled itself up with the my favourite fragrance. The class looked so wonderfully darker

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START VALUING YOURSELF!

If it is pivotal to feel happy in life, so is the need to appreciate and value ourselves. These days most of the people are prone to the habit of underestimating themselves, the inferiority syndrome is catching people like a widely spread flu. In this tough and horrid time that the whole world is going through, we need to realise that our potential is unlimited, and we can do anything provided we work for it with greatest of determination and

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Motherhood: An exquisite odyssey

Motherhood is a roller coaster ride filled with exuberance,enchantment, trepidation, uneasiness, adventure, turbulence, love…… The wave of happiness started flowing when I got to know that I was expecting. Being the first child, I hardly knew anything about pregnancy. A concoction of moroseness, ebullience, excitement  was wafting through the body. Finally the awaited day came. My water bag burst in the morning and convulsing pains started. A ripple of twinge embarked through the stomach which were totally unbearable. But I was

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BEHIND EVERY GREAT DAUGHTER…IS A TRULY AMAZING FATHER!

Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father. I don’t mind using this cliché statement for my Father on this special day when the whole world is celebrating Father’s Day. Dearest Popsy, THANK YOU! How simple do these two words seem yet how profound they are! Incredibly the most powerful pair of words. Easy to say/write for my dad but how much more complicated it becomes to explain all the reasons why I am thankful to him. You &

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