My husband and I had settled in Gurgaon after marriage, enjoying the comfortable lifestyle and fast paced life of the millennium city. But the only thing constant in this world is change. My husband’s work made us relocate to Chennai. We settled fast into the new city. My son (3.5 years old at that time)… Read More My toddler in a new city…
Remember the old joke, “My wife and I have the secret to making a marriage last. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, a little wine, good food…..She goes Tuesdays; I go Fridays!” Well, wedding anniversaries, valentine’s days and birthdays are special days deserving a more than ordinary celebration. Here are a… Read More Special places to celebrate special days in Chennai
The much hyped “Padmavat” was finally released after its strategic rechristening over the republic day long weekend. The hype was so intense that other big banner movies – Padman and Aiyaary pushed their release dates. I tried hard to get tickets and with much difficulty managed to find 2 tickets! I am based in Chennai… Read More Padmavat – much ado about nothing!
The moment you share the “good news”, advice starts to pour in from all quarters. Your family, friends, cousins, neighbours and even strangers start advising on what to eat and how to behave in pregnancy. On the first visit to the gynaecologist, along with a confirmation of pregnancy you are given a list of supplements to… Read More Pregnancy supplements – iron, folic and a liberal dose of joy!
Parenting has undergone a sea of changes over the years. Today’s parents behave differently from the previous generations due to changes in environment – social, external and internal. Here are some ways in which I feel parenting has evolved – Indulging in free play – When we were kids, our parents didn’t enrol us in… Read More Kal, aaj aur kal
Learning comes from all quarters and it’s surprising how much we can actually learn from our little ones. They test our patience, drive us crazy, entertain us, make us laugh and at the same time open our eyes to perspectives difficult to imagine coming from such young and innocent minds. Here are 5 simple life lessons my 5 year old taught me – This too… Read More 5 things I learnt from my 5 year old
Women come in all shapes and sizes and categories. My bathing suit told me to go to the gym but my sweat pants said, “Nah girl, you are good”. Yet I am somewhere in between and still hit the gym. While working out, I looked around and observed the following kinds of women – Perfect 10 Girl –She will… Read More Different kinds of girls you meet at the gym
We often treat our sense of hearing or seeing as taken for granted, seldom realizing what its absence could mean. Being differently abled is not easy. However, people have time and again proved that the human spirit is supreme and a resolute mind can overcome any bodily handicap. As March is World Hearing Month Cochlear… Read More Samara’s story surmounting her hearing handicap
In the movie “3 idiots”, the narrator jestingly says that right from the time we are conceived and through life, everyone is running a constant imaginary race. But if you step back and reflect, there is no finish line to this race since it keeps shifting as you go through your time on earth. Like… Read More There’s #MoreToMe & many around me
The trickiest and most challenging part of rearing a child is to get them to eat. I know many moms whose biggest concern all day is to feed their child and they end up spending several hours a day doing just that. My son thankfully didn’t trouble us as much while eating. I feel the… Read More Tips to develop good eating habits in children