AM I WRONG?

I seek validation. I need to hear that I am good. I am capable. I am doing the right thing. And I am worth. Am I wrong? The intellectuals might say, yes you are. Because you need to just say yourself that you are good. Who the hell is the other person to stand in front of you and give your certificates. Well, while I agree with this, I don’t completely. In my opinion, every mortal being on this earth

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To Have Loved and Lost

OK guys, hopefully by now the wind of reality would have swept the pink Valentine clouds away. As much as I love the idea of having a day to celebrate love, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels it has become overrated thanks to over commercialisation and the charm that it had for us as love struck teenagers is also missing. Or is it just age that is catching up? Though to be fair to the current younger

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PRIMAL FEAR OR DOWN UNDER?

Vasudha Pansare is back with her pick of book and movie of the week. She makes it easy for you to decide with this short review! Enjoy the weekend! #Movie – PRIMAL FEAR Starring the handsome Richard Gere, this movie is a fantastic legal thriller. The story revolves around the murder of the much loved Archbishop of Chicago. An innocent looking young man is arrested for the crime and Richard Gere who is a high profile lawyer represents him because he

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I AM AN ADULT!

My nieces and nephews are growing big. I’m now an adult! Wow! This thought often makes us analyze our past and future. In thirties, there are many scenarios. Let’s see one by one. You’re still a student, doing your masters or Ph.D or post doc., medical or MBA Few of your friends are already married and have children. It seems that the grass on the other side is green and you’re slogging for a good highly paid job. You also

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DON’T TAME THAT VOICE!

The other day I came across this quote and found it to be extremely hard-hitting and powerful. I was raised in a typical Bengali household where importance was given to academics, good manners, morals, values, ethics, and I am also passing on the same to my children albeit with few differences.  My kids can question me more, about anything and everything.  They are free to voice their opinions, sometimes to my dislike and dismay too!  Fair enough because despite being

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THANK YOU LIFE

The path I have trodden in my journey Could never have happened without many So here I thank all such people with humility As the ‘road taken’ by me is because of your endeavours Thank you for making me believe I was not good enough Thank you for making me feel I was unworthy Thank you for leaving me in lurch When I needed you the most Thank you for letting me fight my own battles You all have made

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HAVE YOU HAD THE TALK?

Boy comes back from the school. “ Mumma we were taught about puberty today.” I nod. He giggles. “ And, what did you learn?” I ask. He fidgets. He looks away. I ask him again. And then tells what he has to. After listening, I ask, “Were you all laughing at this?” Boy gives an emphatic yes, and says, “some were saying these are not good things to discuss.” And I knew where the problem lies. Why talking about love,

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LIVE LIFE LIKE A TOURIST!

As we complete six months in a new country, I’m often told by old hands here that we are doing better than expected. Part of the reason is technology and social media that helped us get connected to strangers who helped us right from selecting the school for our daughter to house hunting to grocery shopping and sundry other mundane stuff that you can imagine a relocation entails. And the second aspect was a kind of pact that the three of

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PICK OF THE WEEK!

MOVIE OF THE WEEK The Ides of March. A fantastic political thriller which focuses on the American presidential campaign. Directed by George Clooney, the plot revolves around Morris,(played by George Clooney), the presidential candidate and his brilliant campaign manager played by Ryan Gosling. Dirty tricks, skeletons falling out of the cupboard, temptations to snare the campaign manager are the various aspects of the film. Does Ryan Gosling change sides? Who is responsible for the young and beautiful intern’s pregnancy? Is

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I AM NOT A TEENAGER!

You’re twenty, no longer a teenager! Wow! What an awesome feeling! You’re now a mature adult, you’re free to go out, drink and have fun! You also meet lots of people. Social media bombards you with lots of friends as well as information, though many are unwanted, but you don’t know that yet! You’re drawn to the young dynamic handsome men and talented women. Sometimes you know this is ‘the’ one, you’re going to have as life partner, sometimes you

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