Saturday, 22 July 2017

Menstrual Leave- Far from reality....or Not?

Menstruation has been a private and personal subject even within the family. With the introduction of this policy, it has suddenly become a topic of public attention. But are all discussions in favour of the argument?

Friday, 21 July 2017

A bloody debate

A company in Mumbai with approx. 75 women on its payroll, recently announced “menstrual leave” for its female employees for the discomfort they face on the first day of periods. The company has also approached the Human Resources ministry to consider a similar policy nation-wide. Though the petition is already signed by more than 25,000 people so far, there are equal numbers, many of whom are women, to oppose it and think of the move as regressive. A company from Kerala has joined the trend and offered menstrual leave for its female employees. As the trend catches up with more organizations, I thought of asking a few people about their views on this and discover the value of this proposition, if any.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Unseen Bruises & Unheard Screams #ALettertoHer

This post has been especially recognised by Juggernaut Books and Women’s Web in the #ALetterToHerblogathon for its role in spreading awareness about domestic violence.

She started picking up the used plates and cleaning the table as everybody moved towards the adjoining terrace of her penthouse for post-meal desserts and coffee. They couldn’t stop praising her delicious five-course dinner. The praises were not new to her. She knew she served magic on plates and whoever ate that magic couldn’t forget the taste for the rest of their lives. She wasn’t arrogant though. In fact, far from it.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

My Baby's Skin Is Soft as Cotton, Thanks To These 7 Tips By My Doctor - On WOM Website

A baby’s skin is very sensitive and prone to infections. These infections, if contracted, can cause painful irritation and discomfort for the baby. Preventive care is thus essential to keep it soft as cotton and retain its glow. So when my doctor suggested the following tips for my son, I made sure to follow them prudently.

This is a sponsored post for First Cry.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Explore North India in 7 days- Guest post by Rohit Agarwal

India is generally divided into two halves when it comes to tradition, culture, and language. Both these halves offer endless, enchanting and scenic locations that may give any place in the world a run for its money. The captivating North comprises of the vastly populated states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir including the capital New Delhi and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Though it has a lot to explore and will demand a lot of time, a well-designed travel plan can let you experience most of it in 7 days Here is the day wise itinerary that you can follow for an ideal and enticing trip to North India.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

An Ode to the Wordsmiths!

This story was originally narrated by the author at a storytelling event "Unsung Heroes".

What is writing? A logical answer would state that it’s nothing more than permutation and combination of 26 letters. Alphabets forming a word, words forming a sentence, sentences forming a paragraph. Yet, you sitting and reading this, and me hoping that you like what you're reading, are some among the few who would agree that writing is so much more than that. A bunch of paper with those permutation and combinations of  26 letters made me who I am today. 

Unsung Heroes- A StoryTelling Event Celebrating the Real Life Heroes

Inspiration comes in different forms. It can come in the form of friends who refuse to leave your side even in the darkest of times or it can come as an 8-year-old who did not let a deadly disease kill her spirit. This inspiration, in various forms, is all around us. But we seldom show our gratitude towards the source of inspiration that keeps us going. So when Kaffienated Konversations and Just Story Teller gave a platform to young writers and speakers to show gratitude towards their Unsung Heroes, they readily grabbed the opportunity and told stories that touched hearts. 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

#Nirbhaya- Age is a state of mind- UC We-Media

What should define a juvenile? A number called age? But then isn't age just a state of mind. One of the accused in #Nirbhaya rape and murder case could not be tried in the court of law because he was under age, a juvenile. The cruelty of crime had to be over-looked in his case and he was sent to correction home with a hope to reform him. 

Do you think that a man who committed "rarest of rare" crimes should be considered a juvenile because of his biological age? 

Monday, 22 May 2017

Book Exchange Meet - A Bibliophile's Dream Came True Here

The Sunday morning of 21st May 2017 was the usual quiet type and peculiarly hot by Indore standards except for a select few. As the citizens of the city casually followed their Sunday routines and flocked the Poha stalls, there was a group of people who were looking forward to something else other than the Indori breakfast. They had gathered for a book exchange meet organized by JustStoryTeller and Kaffeinated Konversations. 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

#RIP Reema Lagoo

The beloved bollywood actress who palyed mother to many superstars passed away at early hours of 18 May 2017. She has left a void in the industry which no-one can fill.

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Noose is Not the Answer

When Darwin coined the phrase “survival of the fittest”, little did he know that it is going to acquire a completely new meaning in the 21st century? We are living in difficult times. Being average or even above average is not sufficient. Everybody is expected to be extra-ordinary. Everybody and everything is being measured on the same parameters of success and failures. And our education system is no different.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

#ChangeTheRecipe Add Some Imperfection

Once upon a time, there was a Super-Mom. She could do everything perfectly- manage work and home, cook delicious meals every day, look spectacular even at oddest hours and always had a smile on her face. Her biryanis were always yummy, her Punjabi chole could beat any 5-star menu and her sambhar never went too spicy or too sweet…….OK, wake up now. The dream is over.

Saluting the General #Mothers' Day

After a tiresome day at work, it was a quick fix dinner as I looked forward to turning in early. Kiddo was surprisingly helpful that day and helped me clear the table. So as a token of appreciation for his good behavior, I decided to treat him with hot chocolate. I could also use a dose of some chocolaty goodness. So hot chocolate it was, for both of us while watching Tom and Jerry on TV.