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How to introduce your Kids to Thanksgiving?

November 22, 2018
thanksgiving celebration

Thanksgiving is not only a festival but a tradition which should be passed from generation to generation.   Historically, Thanksgiving is a harvest festival. We should introduce Toddlers and Kids to this festival which is about giving thanks to the ones who are involved in putting our food to the plate. Farmers who grow the crops. The person who brings the food Home. The person who cooks it for us.   Tell them the significance behind Tell them why behind…

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Devotional pollution

March 4, 2018
burning incense sticks

Hindus, Christians and Buddhists, all use incense sticks while worshiping. Burning incense sticks is an essential part of our prayer. But is it only aroma? No, it has hidden harmful effects which are equally hazardous as Cigarette smoke. Please excuse me if this hurts your sentiments. I am a believer in God and I have no bad intentions against the people who follow this ritual. All I wish is to bring awareness. People light up these sticks without knowing the…

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The fault in our upbringing

October 25, 2017
gender roles in society

When I observe the evolution both Genders have experienced in the past few years- I see Men lagging behind. Do not take me wrong but really, this is what I see from my end. Did anyone hear any man gaining superpowers after becoming a Father? But I am sure you must have heard many women talking about acquiring Superpowers after becoming Mothers. This is where we go wrong. We always set too-high, unrealistic expectations from Self.   Why we always…

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How to celebrate girl child day

October 11, 2017
girl child day

Do not reject us, Celebrate us   More than 5,00,000 girls are killed in India every year even before they are born. Each year 2 million girls between the ages of 5 – 15 are trafficked, sold or coerced into the sex trade worldwide.   These stats break my heart.   To improve these stats, UN has decided to celebrate girl child day each year since 2011. Let’s celebrate girl child day and contribute a little towards their safe and…

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Girl ! Don’t you dare step out

August 10, 2017
women being molested

*What was she doing on Road at 12 in the night?* *And she was drunk too*   Did anyone questioned the presence of Men around her or if Why they are drunk? No, because our Brains are hardwired to question Females, right from the childhood. Be it any stage of Life – Childhood, Youth, Married or otherwise, Mother or Grandmother- We are free to question her Decisions, her Choices and her way of Living.   The other day when Family…

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10 Indian superstitions we still believe in

February 20, 2017
INDIAN SUPERSTITIONS

Superstitions are beliefs related to the cultural milieu of a nation and Indian superstitions are no exception. Even though we deny believing them but still go wary when its talked about. Do you believe in them? or if you are like me who doesn’t believe but cannot speak against it as people around you believe in them. Indian Superstitions I have come across   1. If you flip the slippers down or over each other, you’ll have bad luck.  …

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Dwindling Festival Gleam

October 27, 2016
indian festival of lights

How are you planning to celebrate the Indian festival of lights? Its Diwali time again and childhood memories have already started whirling around. Lighting lighting everywhere…Its like a tonic to the eyes and mind. There is an Aroma in the air – Fragrances of Sweets and Essence. I personally love this generation old tradition of gifting your loved ones. The excitement and joy wrapped up in these add to the gleam of the festival. Sometimes, It seems like a Barter…

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Ma, even I was the Victim #Fiction #Child abuse stories

August 2, 2016
child abuse stories

Most of the Child abuse stories remain hidden under the carpet. Sometimes, victims are reluctant to share them, sometimes its because of the pressure of the Family. But every hidden story pave the way for a new one. A news was flashing on the screen- A child was sexually exploited by one of the neighbor. Ma feels proud of herself when she see her children- she did not let them to fall in prey to this misdeed. Her daughter, who…

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