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



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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 :-