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    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…

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    You Live Every Moment When You Say Yes to The World!

    We travel for different reasons. Leaving the comforts of our home, we trot the globe to seek sights that are breathtaking, to soak in flavors of incredible cuisines and, to meet people who warm our hearts. For me, there is challenge in travel. A challenge to cope with new places, experiences and to be on my own! Yes, solo travel is my way. In a city unknown, with just a…

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    The Doctors Step Towards Fighting Prejudices Against the Girl Child in #WATWB

    The modern day woman is definitely in a far better position than women from the preceding generation. Where traditionally her role and status were defined and fixed to the home front, today women are entering every sphere and field actively. There have been positive changes with women receiving higher education, stepping ahead, and breaking shackles of typical stereotypes placed by society. But, to me, these changes are at a superficial…

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    Looking Back on the Month of February

    As the month of February ends and as I reflect upon it, a faint smile crosses my face… Having spent a major portion of 2017 all by myself (thanks to the husbands constant absence), I had almost begun to display traces of being a loner. Thanks to a well-stocked library in the cantonment I live in, I found myself reading like as though I was possessed and, would often go…

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    Gender Role Reversal in Today’s Times

    This morning as I sipped my coffee, a news in the local daily caught my attention. *It was the reversal of a wedding practice, in Maner near Patna. Instead of the groom, it was the bride who took the baraat in a horse chariot, to the marriage venue where she was greeted with great pomp by the groom’s relatives. This reversal of roles was planned much before their wedding was…

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    When Women Reveal Their Fears!

    My husband’s job takes him away on trips that last a couple of days, sometimes even weeks. Each time I bid him a good bye at the door, a strange fear chokes me up. What if he encounters a mishap? As reasonable as it seems to me, to others, this may be the most irrational fear. Surely it doesn’t make sense to be afraid of something one has no control…

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    Five Lessons I Learnt From the Year Gone By

    A year- with its 365 days- is a great expanse of time. As it draws to an end, it is time to look back and reflect upon it. At this last dawn, as I head into 2018, I dream, plan and pin hopes for a better year ahead. The last few months have been dreary. Moments of stress and loneliness have been aplenty. Yet there were lessons learnt. Lesson 1 : Change…

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    November Gratitude- Of Memories and Small Successes!

    It seems as though I just wrote a few weeks ago, the Gratitude post for October. But well, it’s already the beginning of December. Yet again, it is the time to look back at the month that was, and also look forward to the month ahead. Here is a quick rundown of November. BNLF-New bonds and friends of a kind The highlight of the month was attending Indiblogger’s BNLF. From…