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  • World Around Me

    Terminal Illness and Death- Quality or Quantity, the Debate Goes On

    What’s more important to You, Quality or Quantity of Life? How far do we want to go to prolong our lives? What a complex life!! Amidst the web of relationships I am entwined in, I am caught in this strange cycle of life and death. Where birth brings in joy death sure does bring sorrow.  But strangely, in my 36 odd years of existence, I have learnt that not always must death bring in sorrow. I have had situations in life when the death of my loved one has brought in an altogether different feeling. It is that unique feeling of relief and sadness mixed together.  At such times, you…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Literature+Fiction

    Book Review- The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna

    So folks, she’s back again! And this time not as the columnist who tickles those “Funny Bones”, but as a fiction writer, well, a short story writer to be precise. Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs. Akshay Kumar is out with her second book. The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad hit the stands a couple of days ago.  Her earlier work of non-fiction, despite all the negative criticisms, did quite keep me entertained. This time around, Twinkle Khanna brings four women-centric short stories packed into one paperback. With 287 pages I managed to complete it entirely in one sitting. It indeed is a light read. Let’s get to the first story, about young…

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    Weight loss with Truweight-Review

    Heard of Super Foods? Surely, it is a commonly trending word, and if you are those health conscious individuals or, are in a weight loss mode, it’s definitely not a new term. Consult any nutritionist and he could well give you sermons on the advantage of including these in your daily diet. Garlic, blueberries, spinach or grains, technically a super food is one that is nutritionally dense, and hence considered to be good for one’s health. They are mostly plant- based but in recent times, dairy and fish have been included too. Super foods, entered my life, when I was desperate to lose that post pregnancy flab of mine- without compromising…

  • World Around Me

    Male Contraceptive – Shouldn’t Men Shoulder The Responsibility For Contraception Too?

    “Phir se?” I gasped as my domestic help announced the news of her pregnancy. She did look weak and tired. Three pregnancies and two abortions had practically reduced her to a mere frame. Savitha has been a part of my household for over five years now and over these years, from being the typical memsaab; I had become an elder sister of sorts to her, and she would often seek guidance. “Savitha, Your body is too weak; you may not be able to sustain the pregnancy or an abortion. It’s a big risk.” She lowered her eyes, as I said this. They spoke volumes. “Haven’t you thought about contraception?” “Didi those tablets make…