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Tips for Oral Hygiene After having my teeth extracted, I understand the pain and frustration that a person has to go through because of poor dental hygiene. Before you make some nasty judgments about my oral health, let me clarify that I am a pretty strict person when it comes to hygiene. I brush two…

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6 FEARS ABOUT TRAVELING WITH A BABY- Rashi Agrawal I am writing this on our way back from our Sri Lanka vacation – Saurabh and I are both tired of keeping up with our energizer bunny who refuses to eat anything today so is both energetic and cranky all at once. I will post about…

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Last night I watched a recently released Bollywood film titled Neerja. The film is about a real-life hero who died while on duty, saving the lives of hundreds of passengers on a Pan Am flight in 1986. The movie was flawless (completely my opinion here). A particular dialogue in the movie kept me up late…

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“You should think about gainful employment,” my mom says to me as I sit on the floor, legs stretched out, my youngest clambering all over me. “Someday I will, I say…” and let the pause linger. I am tempted to justify my decision. My mind goes back to the October when I finally made the…

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“Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.”    Ralph Waldo Emerson There are things we all want to teach our kids. Each parent probably has a list – a mental one if not a paper one. I have such a list too and  one of the top items on my list (and…

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J. K. Rowling famously says, “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book” and I agree! As an avid reader who has experienced the magic of books first hand, I am already a life-long fan of reading. And as a parent, a wife and a friend, I am also constantly striving to inculcate…

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My daughter was born 2.2 kgs. She was all bones and looked like an overgrown lizard or a frog. Believe me, the friends and the people in the relation, who came to meet her clucked disappointingly and said, “She is very weak!” It broke my heart to listen to such disparaging comments day by day.…

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Long ago when I was in school I read a piece about a dad who devised games to ensure he got his forty winks each afternoon. I have no clue why it stayed with me. Perhaps God was preparing me for the twins even when I was a carefree teen. Faced with long summer afternoons…

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One day while picking my kids from school, I met a parent who asked me “Do you work? I said, “Yes, I am a stay at home mom.” My response generated a puzzled look on her face. I want to proclaim that contrary to the common belief, stay at home does not equate to leisure; it actually…

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Nabanita Dhar writes about ‘Pregnancy for Working Women’  PS: I had written this in the 8th month of my pregnancy, thinking of publishing it as the story of someone else. But somehow I didn’t get around to doing it. So, publishing it now for you to read, ponder and comment. I’ll wait to hear your…

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I was in the Hindi class that my kids attend every week and was enjoying my time off by browsing my Twitter account (but of course!). There were about twenty kids in the class. Subconsciously, I realized there was a quiz going on between boys and girls. The kids will have to write the letters they…