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

Bai-Nama


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.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Uncharted Roads- Heart and Horizon #FridayFotoFiction



#FridayFotoFictionWeek 3-PhotoPromt

The Familiar Stranger- Guest Post by Geethica Mehra



I guess meeting people by chance is actually not by chance. It’s all pre-written in our destiny. Usually, my daily routine is a bit boring. Today, in the morning, while adjusting my earpiece, I heard a voice asking me “Is there any long park to jog around? About 1 km long?” Initially, I thought it was a voice coming out of my mobile? Puzzled I looked around to see a lady dressed in all black talking to me.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Happy Children’s Day!! Here’s to the child in us!


Remember how merrily we celebrated children’s day in school. Dressed in colourful outfits, we looked like characters out of happy Disney movies. For most part of our childhood, children’s day remained a very special day for us. Till puberty hit home. Then we decided that we were too “grown-up” to be celebrating a day that was assigned for children. And before we realised our mistake, we were already in the tumultuous tweens and nobody considered us children. Slowly, it became irrelevant for us. This holds true for most of us.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Interviewed By TimesofAmma- A community of Mommies for Mommies


Motherhood changes a woman’s life in unexpected ways. It’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Every mother has a different story to tell. And some mothers choose to tell it through their blogs. Times of Amma is one such platform where Moms, of all varieties-stay at home, working moms to work from home moms, share their stories to connect and inspire. In October, this sisterhood of mother ran a feature where some Mommy-Bloggers where interviewed and featured on the website. I was fortunate to be part of this bandwagon. Excerpts of my interaction with TimesofAmma :-

Saturday, 29 October 2016

This Diwali, Lets Teach Our Kids Some Compassion


Diwali is the most benign and benevolent of all festivals. The enthusiasm engulfs all. Every one prepares for the festivities in their own way. And the festival, with immense magnanimity, bestows each one with enough happiness to last till the next Diwali.