ENJOY YOUR COMPANY

I have just moved out of India and as I look down from my window ledge, on the 43rd floor in my apartment which is perched on top of a hill, I feel a sense of kinship with Rapunzel. The only difference being, I don’t have to let down my hair (there isn’t much anyway to), but just answer the bell, which rings… twice… in a day. Back home (this still doesn’t feel like one yet), I was stretching my

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I HATE TO STUDY!

One thing I have been observing for quite some time now is kids abhorring studies.  No, this is not something new.  Even kids of our generation didn’t like studying.  But lately, I can see kids lacking interest in studies overall. What’s the reason?  Gadgets, kids being more entitled, distracted..might be to an extent.  But these are not the only reasons.  Indian education system gives emphasis to marks rather than learning.  The more a kid scores the better student he/she is. 

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DUBAI…

3 Days in Dubai: Perfect Dubai Budget Travel Guide If you’re planning a three-day trip to Dubai, better check your bank account. You’ll need the money. Dubai is definitely a very expensive city; it’s populated by wealthy people and money is everything here. If you want to budget-travel in Dubai, you can, but you have to plan your trip properly, according to a clear budget guide. Here’s a guide to budget-traveling in Dubai for 3 whole days, spending only where

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PARENTING HAS NO RULES

Boy is growing up. And he back talks. It is a thing that can be slightly flustering as a parent. Because none of us ever want our child to back talk. Be obstinate and rude. But, it is happening. I am seeing it often now. The texture of language is also changing a bit. He is sometimes talking the way he should not. That is what everyone says. But do I feel the same way? No. This may sound a

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KALPAVRIKSHA FARMS

I would like to share my story on how I quit my full-time job as a High School Teacher and an Academic Coordinator to become an organic farmer. I am an award winning blogger and an aspiring homesteader on a journey towards zero waste and a self-proclaimed food safety activist. My small half acre farm on the outskirts of Chennai is where I grow my organic vegetables and have plans of developing it into a self-sustaining space. My farmhouse is

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WHAT’S YOUR VERDICT?

We belong to the phone ? Or the phone belongs to us? It has been ten odd days that I have been without a  phone now. A device that has been my constant companion for years now. Yeah ! Did I say anything wrong? Isn’t that the case really for many of us. All of us, perhaps. So, when my phone crapped on the evening of 31st December, I was crestfallen. What to do, now? How am I going to

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DREAM CATCHERS

The world has changed and to be a woman today I feel it has become both liberating and challenging all at once. In terms of the expectations –  a woman is expected to be perfect at anything she takes up and excel at it. This adds a lot of pressure – self-imposed often times, but pressure it is. Via Dream Catchers which I founded 7 years ago, I have been able to provide a platform for women to feel confident,

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MIND SWITCH

M Are you stuck in a rut? Most of us are at some point in our lives. As we grow older, there are more responsibilities and sometimes it seems like a never ending cycle of tasks and activities that we do, almost automatically. We wonder, how do we change? What can make that difference to make life better. The good news is – Life is meant to be lived in abundance! Yes, it’s true. Doesn’t matter in what situation you

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST…RETOLD

Beauty was a young girl who loved roses. She used to live with her step sister, step mother and her father. Their abode was a beautiful, spacious bungalow. Beauty used to go to the rose garden and water the roses every single day.  One day Beauty’s father asked her and her elder sister.  “What do you want as a gift?”  “Dear father, please bring me a beautiful shiny diamond”, replied the elder one.  The father nodded his head in affirmation

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A New Year For Me!

Another year comes to an end. Another year begins in a few hours. Yet again that time, when I sit back and make resolutions. Do you? I guess, we all do. Some say. Some don’t. Some put it across in the Facebook. Some write it in the diary. Some save it in some folder of their laptop. And, some in that tenant-less corner of the heart. I keep it in my heart. No…no, nothing secretive. Just like that. Yu hi

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