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My Husband and I Tried To Break A Gender Stereotype By Cooking Together In A TV Show

It’s not every day that you get a call from a reputed TV channel to participate in a cooking show hosted by them. Well, this was all the doing of a dear friend who thought I should be on this program and recommended me. She sent a message suggesting I participate in this popular cooking …

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A Treasure Trove of Childhood Memories

#SiblingStories is a blogging train hosted by Ila Varma in collaboration with the Brand #angtatva. 37 esteemed bloggers from the blogging fraternity have joined hands to participate in the Blog train for #SiblingTalk to revive the sweet and tickling hours spent with loving siblings and relive the golden memories of the past. I am Kalpana Manivannan, a former Biology …

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8 Easy strategies to get kids to eat healthy

I understand that eating healthy and nutritious is not something you can just preach and get results instantly. It’s a journey you take along with your family towards building healthy eating habits. It needs conscious, sensible and sound decision making from the parents to inculcate a life-long good eating habit in their kids. My husband …

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Car rides with kids…

Whoever said that car rides with kids are bonding time was seriously out of his mind. Are you kidding me? If you have more than one child in the car, your conversations are more likely to consist of mediating arguments than sharing a heart to heart chat. If you know what I mean, you’ll seriously …

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The Reading Room

It was always my dream to have a small library at home. With all the travelling we had to do, being married to a software engineer, there was never a place we would stay at for more than a couple of years. With my husband’s numerous “on-site” projects which took us to the US, we …

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17 summers…

Today, I got a call from one of my old college friends. Her son had finished his schooling and they were looking at college applications and entrance exam scores for the past one month.  They had finally zeroed-in on one particular college that was out of state and last week they helped him settle in …

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Why your parent’s emotional health really matters for their well-being…

At an age when we mostly worry about our parent’s physical health and well-being, we might be overlooking the crucial emotional health aspect… I got a call from my dad today, and after the usual pleasantries he started recounting his joyous time in the terrace garden that he had started sometime back. He shared that …

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Why I Would Tell My Daughter Not To Miss Out On Marriage And Motherhood…

And believe me I am a feminist; not a bra burning or pink chaddi campaigning type, but a feminist nonetheless. What does being a feminist mean? There is so much confusion regarding what is feminism that it almost always automatically translates to man-hating. I am all for equal rights for men and women, fighting gender …

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