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PARENTING SOCIETY & CUSTOMS

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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SOCIETY & CUSTOMS

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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LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS

Can you choose a better option when it comes to Love or Arranged Marriage?

October 3, 2017
Love or Arranged marriage

Love or Arranged Marriage? Ask me which is better and I will tell you- None. Okay, Jokes apart but Marriage is something which is always a debatable topic. If you are a south Asian especially in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, you have 1 more reason to debate over Marriages- Love or Arranged marriage? It’s like asking the person to choose between two same distant paths taking to the single destination.   Mine is Love Marriage but that doesn’t…

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KIDS PARENTING

Prevent Kids depression and suicide by preparing them for bad patches in Life

August 31, 2017
how to overcome adversity

No matter how liberal we have become in our thoughts, youth suicidal attempts are on the increase. The biggest cause of youth deaths here is due to suicide, followed by Road accidents and tuberculosis.   A Teen, who is as fresh as daisy, as keen as mustard, suddenly take such a huge and punishing step. Wonder why? Difficulty to cope up with competition in studies, needing to belong to their tribe, the parental pressure or demand of space for freedom.…

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STORY

Greensole – From Landfills to needy feet

July 31, 2017
GREENSOLE

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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LIFE PEOPLE STORY

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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Unique Indian Pickles at your Doorstep

March 23, 2017
INDIAN PICKLE

No meal is complete without a dash of the sweet, sour and mouthwatering Indian pickle. It is known by different names across the country – Uppinakaayi in Kannada, Pachadi in Telgu, Urukai in Tamil, Uppillittuthu in Malayalam, Loncha in Marathi, Athanu in Gujarati and Āchār in Hindi. At any time, our Home is resident by at least 5 varieties of Indian Pickle. There are respective favorites of each member. One must wonder over the endless options for a Pickle- Sweet, Sour…

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SOCIETY & CUSTOMS

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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PARENTING PEOPLE

Dealing with people and unsolicited advice

May 4, 2016
unsolicited advice

Unsolicited advice is a common thing in our country. Every Parent has to face it. ‘WEAK’ is a haunted word to me. It’s been overused by people around, to the point of losing its original meaning. Let’s not confuse it with slim. This interchanging of words has become ingrained enough in our psyche as to become a cliché. I was a lean but active child- fond of butter and paneer. Despite my love for milk products, I did not ever have…

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