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Best memories of Raksha Bandhan

July 30, 2019

Raksha Bandhan had always been my favorite festival. This is the only occasion when families get together to celebrate the pure bond between Siblings. Gifts, sweets and homecooked delicacies were the things we always looked forward to as Kids. But what I cherish now is the bond we shared, love we showed and care we had for each other. There are so many memories linked to this festival but there are some which are my favorite. It was 2011 Rakhsha…

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Sharing the laundry load at Home

April 22, 2019
Share the load

“Share the load” is a way to introduce Gender Sensitization, which is an integral part of Parenting these days. It was Sunday and Rashmi, a Mother of 2 Kids, wanted to relax and enjoy it after a long tiring week at Work. It was 7 am and the House was still silent. She wanted to make the most of it. The moment she stepped out in the Balcony to relish her Coffee on her favorite Jute Swing, she was welcomed…

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Blogchatter Projects- Giving wings to your dreams

October 4, 2018
Blogchatter projects

It was November 2017 when I received an Email regarding the Blogchatter projects. The idea was to bring forward your favourite cause, a product you wish to sell or perhaps an expertise you want to champion online. It did not take me long before I decided to give it a shot for my dream project themed around “Gratitude”. It was already 4 months that I was practising daily Gratitude and shared my idea on Instagram using  #GratitudePie.   As the…

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Mistakes I made for my crowd-funding campaign

February 22, 2018
crowdfunding mistakes

In December 2017, I set out to launch my first crowdfunding campaign to fund the idea of a mobile App. An App is a Pie-style Gratitude Journal which helps to write down grateful moments on a daily basis. To know more about the App- GRATITUDE PIE APP For any crowdfunding campaign, you need a platform that supports your project, help you reach people and make it look trustworthy. After much research, I chose Bitgiving majorly because of 2 reasons- It…

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Marriage is not a promise of “Happily ever after”

January 6, 2018
happily ever after marriage

The day she got married, she thought it will be the end to her sorrows that she found her prince now. She happily entered her new House. Day and Night, she worked to make it a Home. As days unfolded, her beliefs started shattering and everything seemed to prove her wrong. It was not her Happily-ever world anymore.   Quarrels over small things, Arguments over silly topics and Partner’s irresponsible behavior was making her Marriage different from dreams.   She…

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My first Crowdfunding Campaign

December 1, 2017
first crowdfunding campaign

Today, I launched my first crowdfunding campaign using Bitgiving. It all started with an idea to create “A happy self”. With the beginning of the new year 2017, I started exploring Gratitude on the advice of other Bloggers including Vidya Sury. I began with monthly gratitude but realized that I would need it more frequently. I preferred writing Gratitude Journal but it was not as easy as it sounds because it takes time and effort. It was July when I…

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He gave Up a Plush Corporate Job for the ones in second-innings of Life #WATWB

September 26, 2017

I always believed that the ones who are living in Old-age Homes and are in second innings of Life, must be ill-treated or forced by their Kids to live a pathetic Life there. And then I started looking at the other sides of the coin too. While there are many who are really forced to live in these old-age homes but there are few who choose to live separately in peace. They want to enjoy their second innings of Life,…

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Greensole – From Landfills to needy feet

July 31, 2017

Two College students were struck by the idea of refurbishing old thrown away sports shoes to make Slippers available for the needy ones. They had no technical knowledge but only an idea based on the fact that “Globally 350 million shoes end up in landfills every year”. So together they set to work educating themselves. The soles were used to make the base of the slippers, the uppers gave way to make the sandal straps and lastly the laces were…

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A heartfelt poem by a daughter

June 3, 2017
poem from a daughter to a father

This is a short heartfelt poem from a daughter to a father, who has tasted the consequences of silence in their relationship. Suna hai maine Betiyan Papa ki dulari hoti hain Par mehsoos nahi kiya kabhi maine Suna hai maine Betiyon se na naraz hote hain Papa Par khamoshi ko saha hai maine Suna hai maine Door jane ke bad aur pyari lagti hain betiyan Par paraya karte dekha hai maine सुना है बेटियाँ पापा की दुलारी होती हैं पर…

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The only way to empower women is to provide them financial freedom

May 30, 2017
way to empower women

He realized the only way to empower women was to provide them financial freedom and stability. This made Dr. Prabhakar started the Society for Rural Improvement (SRI), a non profit organization, to provide socio-economic support to poor rural women. Dr. Prabhakar was well settled and leading a successful life as an English professor in the US. But when he returned to Palakkad, he saw the poor living condition in villages and the lack of livelihood options. “We identify those people…

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