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  • Parenting,  World Around Me

    May Memories & Mayhem- Summer lessons

    I am not the summer kind of person. Wait! Before you get me all wrong, let me just make it clearer. I am not the summer heat person. Having spent my growing up years in Bangalore, I am used to summer temperatures not more than 35 degrees centigrade. Before one could even rant about the rising heat, the first showers of summer would lash down and Bangalore would be enveloped in a pleasant chill. There would be freshness to everything, right in the middle of May. But well those were the days! It was only when marriage happened in my life that I came face to face with the actual reality…

  • Sponsored Posts,  World Around Me

    Living Life Completely with Smart Homes in OMR

    With our cities expanding, the real estate market is in a complete swing. Residential spaces are no more mere blocks of houses but have transformed into smart locations. In the quest to pick that perfect home, it makes sense to opt for such locations, which give you the advantage of connectivity, proximity and is also within budget. Connectivity is all about ease of commuting. It is about being connected to main arterial roads of the area, to be able to reach any destination. It is about the convenience to reach out to other modes of conveyance such as a metro network or direct bus service. And that’s what a smart…

  • Gender Parity,  World Around Me

    From Victim to Crusader- Jayamma Bhandari and her Mission to Rehabilitate Sex Workers #WATWB

    I read Jayamma’s story on a lazy Sunday morning. It was the month of March, and my local daily carried her story in an obscure corner. I am glad my eyes spotted the column. Every year, ahead of International Women’s day, extraordinary women of India are conferred with the Nari Shakti Award by the government. Thirty nine year old Jayamma Bhandari and her story stood out this year. A crusader for sex workers, Jayamma has come a long way- from being a victim, to working towards rehabilitating women in the flesh trade. Jayamma’s story may seem to be straight out of a Bollywood film. Three hundred kilometers off Hyderabad, in the…

  • World Around Me

    What Does A Perfect Selfie Have?

    How do we humans document memories? You said it! We capture it as images and preserve them as a chronicle, to stay long and tell tales of by gone days. In our digital era, we may seem a little over obsessed about capturing pictures, but it sure is fun to click the moments we experience and share them on our social media wall almost immediately. It is these selfies that preserve precious memories today.  But are we trapping the entire essence of the moment in that selfie? Do we really click that perfect one? Or for that matter is there a perfect selfie? Let me take you back and forth across…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  World Around Me

    An Evening with a Boring Book

    It was 4 pm and the heat of the afternoon sun had magically transformed into a gentle yet, cool breeze. The kids had been packed off for the weekend to a friend’s place, which meant a couple of golden hours, all to myself. Sitting in my verandah with a book in hand, and a cup of coffee, it seemed to be the best way to enjoy the bonus time, reading and watching the setting sun go down. But, I was in for one big disappointment. I sat reading “The Obsession by Nora Roberts”. And boy, my patience was surely tested. The Obsession in brief The book narrates the story of…

  • World Around Me

    Five Things I Learnt This April

    It’s already the first of May. I just don’t seem to be getting hold of the year that seems to be passing by so quickly. It seems like as though the year 2018 has just begun, but here we are already in the month of May, with almost half the year having gone by. Challenges in life are aplenty I heave a sigh of relief as the A to Z Challenge comes to an end. It was a month of daily blogging, reading, commenting and sharing posts of others. Unlike the previous two years, this time around, I was far more relaxed and seldom fretted about the whole challenge. For…