Category Archives: Discussions

Are You Guilty Of Helicopter Parenting?

Guilty of helicopter parenting? With characteristic wit and wisdom, this author tells us about how her sister hovered over her son continuously and the many dangers this entailed. I often talk about my parenting mantras on Indian Moms Connect. But today I’d like to share my sister’s story. For years, I have never missed an…

There is No Such Thing as a Visual Learner: 2 Neuro Myths that are Still Prevalent in Schools

Have you ever thought of yourself as a right brained person? Has a school ever used marketing centered around “learning styles” to sell its curriculum or methodology to you? Do we use only 10% of our brain, like the movie Lucy had us believe? All these three ideas are not really backed by science. Last year, The Guardian published…

The Indelible Mark of Marks: Will the Bournvita Exam Sale Video Change Our Mindset?

Now that exams are in full swing, did you watch the Bournvita Exam Sale Video that went viral recently? Watch the video above before reading further. SPOILERS AHEAD! The video features a clearance sale a week before exams, where students are selling their hobby artifacts for free because their parents feel that scoring marks is…

Should Kareena Kapoor Khan really be the poster girl for pregnancy, delivery and post-partum recovery?

Kareena Kapoor

The title obviously suggests that I think the answer should be ‘No’. For the record, I adore Kareena Kapoor. Right from her silliness in films like Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham and Mujhse Dosti Karoge to her characters in films like Yuva and the more recent Udta Punjab, I think there is definitely something about her.…

EAD: A Breeze of Hope for Certain Abused Nonimmigrant Spouses

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If a person entered the United States as the spouse of an A, E-3, G, or H nonimmigrant and has been abused by their spouse, they can now apply for employment authorization. Starting May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants can apply for employment authorization (EA) (by filing Form I-765, Application for Employment…

Supplement Your Diet

We all know that time is gold and health is wealth. The time you spend with your friends and family is much more important than any other materialistic gifts. In order to provide that time to our friends and family, we need to be healthy.  A well-balanced diet and a proper physical exercise are going…