Let’s do the #BookTalk

I read around 36 books in 2016. It's a score I'm rather proud of because I have never read so many (non-academic) titles in a year before. Encouraged by this mini-success, I decided to read or rather try to read even more books in 2017. “A book is like a key that fits into the …

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Mighty Raju Series of #ChildrensBooks

Summer vacations are the best times to encourage children to take up hobbies that can help mold young lives by being an amalgamation of learning and fun. Reading and indulging in activity books are just a few of them of them. Encouraging young children to read on their own needs a careful selection of books, …

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Homecoming

The past one year or perhaps two have been the most difficult yet vital in my journey as a parent. Difficult because I struggled, stumbled and found myself on the edge on more occasions than I can count. Vital because it has been the time when I seriously started contemplating on finding a resolve, a …

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Winning Like Virat, Think & Succeed Like Kohli

I am not a Cricket fan and neither do I follow the game. This one statement has already made me stand in the 5% population of India who does not follow the one game, India follows like a religion. Anyway, this year, on the 10th anniversary of the IPL (Indian Premier League) I decided to …

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7 Reasons Why You Must Read “How I Became a Tree” by Sumana Roy

As a nature lover, I have always felt connected with the flora and fauna. Assessing the passage of time and syncing major events of my life with the trees, flowers, fruits and fragrances has been a hobby that I have been proud of. This was why, when I chanced upon this book, I was immediately …

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At the Wedding

Two years ago, around the same time of the year, I had very enthusiastically written about my cousin’s upcoming wedding. A wedding I had been looking forward to attending after a long time of steering clear of all celebrations in the family. More correctly, at that point, I felt I had moved on from mourning …

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A walk in the dark

A few days ago, when Pari’s school reopened to summer time schedule, I was left with no choice but to skip my morning walk. Though the school bus arrives at 8 am, getting my 5-year-old up, fed, bathed, dressed and more can surprisingly take more than 60 minutes. Often 90 minutes, as in our case. …

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The last year in kindergarten

Taking stock of the entire academic year gone by sounds like a tough task but doing so before Pari starts her next session is all the more important. No matter how faded my memory of the events of past year might be, it is definitely vivid when compared to, say ten or perhaps five years …

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