Author: Nupur Roopa

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Looking for meditation apps to beat that stress? Our list has some great choices that can really turn your routine around. Modern life is all about running, escaping, restlessness, and multitasking. We never have a moment to sit and stare, literally and figuratively. If anytime we have some free time, it makes us restless, fidgety and all…

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Want to set up a home office? Here’s how you can design a productive work space in your house. Working from home is becoming a norm. Many companies allow and encourage their employees to work from home.  This saves time required for commuting and provides a flexible working opportunity. People also work independently as freelancers,…

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A few years back, the Bollywood movie “Highway” made headlines as it portrayed the plight of the protagonist who had been abused by her own uncle when she was nine years old. The traumatized child was told to be silent exposing the sickening hypocrisy of society. Towards the end of the movie as an adult, she…

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Addiction is not restricted to obviously harmful activities like smoking or drinking. Digital addiction is real and many of our children are addicted. Sahana’s Story Sahana was a bright-eyed teenager until last year. She played football, participated in athletics and was doing well in studies. She had been asking for a smart phone. Reema, her mother had…

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It is not always possible to travel with your pet and arranging proper care is quite challenging. Therefore, families with pets find it difficult to go for a vacation. Exploring options to chalk out a holiday pet care plan according to preferences and requirements is crucial. Today many pet-care facilities and options are available in most…

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Home is a place for all our dreams. Decorating a home is a joyful, creative and an enriching experience involving time, money and resources. The first thing any home need is furniture. Selecting furniture for the whole house is expensive, time-consuming and requires extensive exploration of markets. Buying furniture   is becoming a trend of the…

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Eight-year-old Pritha loves to make doodles. She attends dance and music classes. Every morning she decides on the subject she wants to study. Pritha belongs to the growing tribe of home schoolers in India, who don’t pack their school bags and rush to catch the school bus. The mornings in her home are slow and…

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Pursuing a career for a woman is a continuous balancing act. Apart from putting the same hours of work as their male colleagues they are expected to put more effort in running a house. Women are primarily thought of as nurturers and caretakers and this perhaps is the biggest reason for this obvious and rampant…

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Today’s kids are busier than a CEO of a multinational company! They attend school, come home, rush to some academic or activity classes and come back late. Their lives revolve around agendas, packed schedules and time-tables. Childhood is a time to play, dance and also get bored sometimes. Kids should go to school for few…

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When Mahi Gupta had her daughter, she received help from her mom and mom-in-law. Mahi had a job in an MNC and resumed work after maternity leave. It was a mad phase of planning, managing, multi-tasking, that left her stressed and worn out. She was tired of juggling career, maids and day-care, her husband’s long…

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“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~ Elizabeth Stone Becoming parents is a big decision and turning point in life. Another associated decision is the family size. In the past, big families with four or…

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Sunaina Bhargava had everything going for her. Happily married to Rohan for five years she had nothing to complain. Last week, someone enquired when would she be sharing some ‘good news’. Sunaina broke down. “We had decided to have kids after two years of marriage, but I was unable to conceive’, she explains. For some…

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The green revolution is happening over right our heads – on our rooftops! Yes, urban organic farming on rooftops has caught up in a big way all over the world. Brooklyn Grange produces over 50,000 pounds of organic crop every year. Spread over 2.5 acres on two rooftops in New York City, it is the…

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This is a powerful message from Megan with Down’s syndrome. Down’s syndrome is congenital.  Children with this syndrome have an extra chromosome. This manifests in global developmental delays. Children with Down’s syndrome are very sociable and friendly and can make a delightful company! Sangeeta Khandelwal’s daughter has Down’s syndrome. The paediatrician introduced her to a…

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The first three years of life are amazing! Within one year, a small helpless infant evolves into a toddler who can crawl, sit, walk and run. From dependent new-born to energetic toddlers, capable of speaking assertively, climbing and rummaging the house is quite a feat. The starting point of this development is when a baby…