Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Women In Books I wish were real- Guest post on Novemberschild

Women are wonderful creatures. Enigmatic and alluring. When they become an artist's muse, the charisma is multiplied manifold. Women, as characters in books, have been fantasized, admired and even envied. Some of them have come out of the bounds of books and become almost real. I bring to you 5 such women who are creation of an author's imagination but they seem to narrate their story in a voice of their own.

Romilaa from novemberschild.com, a veteran blogger and a voracious reader, hosts this post on her wonderful blog. Read more about Women in Books I Wish Were Real on her blog.

Monday, 20 March 2017

The Hopeless Bibliophile

Hopelss Bibliphile…that’s me. Totally incurable, almost on the verge of addiction. In spite of having faced a lot of ridicule, ire and downright disregard, I don’t seem to learn a lesson. I have given up on myself. I LOVE BOOKS. Period. From chacha choudhary comics to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Secret Seven. From Byomkesh Bakshi to Sherlock Holmes. From Jim Korbett to Kenneth Anderson. From Rabridranath Tagore’s Gora to Shivaji Savant’s Jaanata Raja. Arthur Hailey, Sidney Sheldon, Munshi Premchand , Karan Bajaj, Nadia Hashimi, Ravi Subramanium, Khaled Hosseini….and the list goes on. Written in Hindi, English, Marathi. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. And hence, my maiden AtoZ Blogging challenge has to be around books.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Search engines: The world at your fingertips

by Romilaa aka Novemberschild

Search engines are software that assemble lists of documents, generally those on World Wide Web and the contents of those documents. Search engines respond to the user entry or query by immediately searching the World Wide Web to the users query and display a list of documents called websites when on the World Wide Web. With the click of a key one is instantly able to gain access to information on almost any topic under the sun. Google, Yahoo, MSN have been first of the search engines.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

10 Ancient Destinations That Take You Back in Time

by Rohit Agarwal

India is country of variety of traditions and rich cultural heritage. There are many modern as well as historical structures here. Each and every historical structure tells about the rich past of the country. Many methods and techniques used to create these ancient structure remains mysterious and impressive. These structures attract travelers from around the world and leave them awe stuck with their beauty and perfectly carved designs. Check out these 10 awesome ancient destinations in India & fall in love with the country all over again and make your trip a memorable one.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Sanskaari Feminist

Some of the weirdest myths about feminism I have come across are:

· Feminists hate men.
· They are wannabe men.
· They think they are better than men.
· Feminists should not work in the kitchen.
· Wear un-feminine clothes and shun make-up if you are a feminist
· Feminism means having sex outside of a marriage or a relationship.
· Hate everything traditional if you think you are a feminist.

And the biggest of all: We don’t need feminism.

I have been a feminist all my life….even when I was too young to spell out the word. There have been phases where I wanted to abandon the theory and surrender. But I guess being a feminist isn’t a choice. It is an attitude.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Alien Encounter #ColgateMagicalStories

#ColgateMagicalStories is an interesting way to engage your kids this summer. Colgate Toothpaste pack can have characters from any one of these space adventure sets  - Alien Planet, Space Launch and Space Walk which could be cut out to play and learn. A fun way to stimulate the creativity of those little minds……you can’t imagine what comes out.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Life Beyond Grades- For Parentous.com

Our kids are growing up in a highly stressful times. Academic pressure is omnipresent. Grades have become the axis on which their lives rotate. And this pressure is damaging the young minds in more than one ways. And sometimes the damage is irreversible. So before we forget that there is a life which is not governed by grades, lets take charge and make repairs before it too late. And look for the life beyond grades....

Click to read more......on parentous.com.

It is always nice to be a part of a community that stimulates your thought process and gives you a chance to learn and evolve. Parentous.com, which is one of the largest growing parenting community of India is one such place.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Demand and Supply Equilibrium in Parenting

Law of demand and supply is one of the most basic principles in economics. An ideal state of market equilibrium is reached when the supply in the market exactly matches the demand of the market. However, this equilibrium in market is difficult to achieve and sustain due to a lot of related elements that govern demands and supplies. In fact, it is strongly suggested that for an economy to grow, it is important that demand is always slightly higher than the supply. Interestingly, this theory of economics is also applicable to parenting. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Down the Memory Lane- That’s Where We Belong

Writing this for #BlogChatter Prompt #DownTheMemoryLane 

Down the memory lane is a great place to be in. Mainly because you know the outcome. There is no fear of uncertainty. And you can always exit if you don’t like what you see. Well, almost always.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

#I Love My Blog And It Loves Me Back

I take on the baton of #BlogLove from Vikram http://www.thesportsmirror.com/

“I don’t care if you are busy. I didn’t ask you to get involved with me. It was your decision. So don’t blame me if I demand time now.” My Blog said to me a few days back.

Saturday, 24 December 2016


Every woman (and men living with a woman) reading this will agree with me that ‘kaamwali bai’ (referred to as ‘bai’ henceforth) is arguably the most important person in their lives. Pardon my exaggeration, but haven’t you had panic attacks when your bai “calls in sick” on a Monday, or any day for that matter. Don’t you take more time deciding your bai’s Diwali/holi bonus than deciding what you want on the occasion? Aren’t you equally worried about her kid’s health as you are for your kid (and I am not only referring to your goodheartedness but also to the phobia of bai taking a leave to take care of the kid). Don’t you direct your anger to the first person who comes your way when your bai comes late but don’t dare to say a word to her. I have also heard that bais have made people go on vacations (yeah…why not. If you have enough privilege leaves and good budget, why spend the time doing household chores). Ok…so some of you may not completely agree with all the points stated above, but no Indian woman can say that she has not faced even a single trauma due to the “bai" in her life.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Can Patriotism be Taught?

The word patriotism, as we know it, has changed dramatically. Patriotism now features in the list of sensitive words along with other words like intolerance, secularism, minority etc. It has acquired many connotations in recent times. Everybody has conveniently devised a definition of patriotism for them to abide by. While some believe in proudly flaunting their patriotism on facebook timelines, others consider standing up for national anthem as epitome of patriotic attitude. But that is the benefit of being in a tolerant democracy, I guess. However, when a 7-8 year old kid asks you, what is patriotism, most of us will be at a loss of words. At least, I was.