Parenting

“Dear Daughter, you don’t have to lower your standards”

It was a Monday morning and everyone had left for school and office. It was just me and my daughter who was home for her study holidays. I was browsing through the day’s articles and newsfeed and came across the Pollachi incident. Every time I came across it, it enraged me and a chill ran down my spine. How can…

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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 show which showcased organic farmers…

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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 teacher turned urban farmer who…

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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 and I as a team…

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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 never quite settled anywhere for…

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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 the college of his choice.…

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