If there is an activity in that can keep me hooked for hours, it’s reading. Books evokes different emotions from different people depending on their relationship with them. For me reading is like meditation. It fills me with positive energy and a certain calmness. Books have a way of invading one’s core and influencing the…
Organising the work is half the job done. It might look like a cumbersome exercise, a waste of time. But believe me, it’s quite the contrary. Look at your day itself.
If there is something that can get the attention of almost anyone, irrespective of the age, it is a good story. And what breathes life into a story is the art of storytelling. How I missed those storytelling sessions from my childhood? Storytelling is an underrated art form, fighting for survival in this world of quick fix entertainment.
It’s that time of the year when the calendar is full of festivals lined up every few weeks, the wardrobes spilling with new clothes, the kitchens become the epicentre of aromas and dishes, houses getting a facelift with fresh paints and decorations and rangolis. It’s like a surge of energy passing through the entire country,…
A good relationship starts with good communication. And it couldn’t be more true. Even the most complicated of problems gets simplified if only we can talk about it in a language that is acceptable to all (we’ll talk about it more later in the blog). But for now let’s understand that nurturing positive communication is…
We all crave those heart-warming moments, the shared laughter, and the joy of togetherness. In these fast-paced times, nurturing strong family relationships is more crucial than ever. Whether it’s a game night, a heart-to-heart conversation, or even a shared meal, every interaction adds a stitch to the beautiful tapestry of our family story.
The need of the hour is for us to create a strong foundation of positive habits in our children; and this need has never been greater. Good habits not only shape children’s character but also significantly impact their academic performance, emotional well-being, and overall life trajectory.
An intentional parent stands out from other parenting styles due to their purposeful and thoughtful approach to raising children.
It’s not every day that we get a movie that touches such a sensitive issue like sex education, and it gets such overwhelming acceptance from the public.
There’s one job in the world that has no rulebook. I mean there’s some kind of rulebook but it keeps changing the rules like a boggart (you’ll know what I mean if you’re a Potter-head!). And it’s called PARENTING!!
The role of a parent is something that can be summed up in one word – superhuman. Yes, superhumans. They’re everything at the same time, changing gears from one role to another with just a change in expression or location.
With Crazy Wise Owl, education is no longer a destination, but a delightful journey filled with laughter, joy, and endless possibilities.
In “Becoming Flawesome”, Kristina shares her own journey from being on top of a personal growth empire like Mindvalley to stepping aside, conscious uncoupling from her husband, and walking her path towards being more honest with herself.
Indian mythology is a storehouse of captivating stories and vibrant characters. It is filled up with a wide spectrum of life lessons. Rooted in ancient civilisations and nurtured over millennia, Indian mythology weaves together an intricate tapestry of beliefs, traditions and cultural heritage.
If you need to write something, use the doc file. And then save it as doc or txt or xyz. It sucks the joy out of writing. And it fills me with dread. My mind goes blank. Instead of words, it’s cold sweat.
Becoming a mother is a lifelong responsibility and a role which will bring about a range of challenges both expected and unexpected.
Let’s gear up to begin the new academic year with confidence. Practice and prepare well to make the days ahead smooth sailing. A Back to School Sale, with an awesome discount of 50% on all products should be the best time to pick what you want to move ahead of the rest. It’s a limited-time…
Each of Jane Austen’s female characters had a distinct personality yet what binds them together is the manner in which they challenge love and societal expectations, and yet pursue personal growth. Jane Austen’s novels provide a rich exploration of the complexities of womanhood of that era.
But there’s also a desperate desire to break out of the old system and embrace new opportunities. It’s the call for exploring and discovering untapped potential. And for those few who heed the call, its leads to a more profound sense of fulfilment. This is how we reinvent ourselves. By embracing the changes we’re announcing that we are ready to challenge ourselves, learn and unlearn along the way, and adapt ourselves to the resulting changes around us.
Living life is about experiences, and experiences will happen only when we decide to take that first step away from the normal. This one step is the most difficult and yet somehow will lead us to the most fulfilling journey.
A little away time from our work is needed for us to get back the spring in the step. And the benefits of taking this much-deserved, much-needed break have been downplayed (for obvious reasons!).
The book review of The Doctor of Aleppo was not an easy task. It is one of those books which lingers for long after it’s over. It’s haunting, in a poetic way, while it spins the story of loss, destruction, hopelessness and unrequited love.
Social etiquettes are the last defining characteristic of refinement, culture and evolution. Here’s a guide to essential social etiquette that will help you to navigate any social situation with confidence and ease.
Women’s Day celebration has become a part of the annual festivities calendar and is gaining more prominence with each year. But what is it that we are celebrating and is all this noise of any use? Should we stop celebrating Women’s Day?
How hard is it to talk? Isn’t it what we’re doing for a large part of our waking hours? But how much of our talking time is used for having an actual conversation? A conversation is when you talk to someone, engage in a meaningful dialogue. It is an essential tool for building relationships, expressing ideas and opinions, and learning from others.
Bali is an experience by itself. If you enjoy a laid-back vacation, filled with luscious greenery, gastronomical treats, beautiful architectural beauty, heavenly massages and let’s not forget the warm hospitality, then Ubud is the place to go.
No one is spared of the Monday blues. Some deal with it as if they were born with the ‘Monday’ genes. In comparison, the rest of us drag ourselves through Monday mornings as if we were suddenly dropped from the sky. At least the first half goes like this until the boss wakes us up with the required gusto! So what’s the solution? Simple – just get started. To make it a smoother sail, it helps if you keep a few things in mind, starting with setting the alarm 10 minutes early to give you the time to roll out of bed. Here is a list of things I feel should not only help you deal with the Monday blues but also enable you to glide through the week effortlessly.
What do we plan to leave behind for the generations to come? An exhausted and pillaged planet? Loads of plastic waste? A world divided on petty and frivolous excuses? Or do we want them to feel grateful for their inheritance? Maybe a better quality of life? A proud heritage? A rich cultural legacy? Individual decisions are based on individual circumstances but as a generation of people what are we leaving behind? I’ve often wondered about this and the answers are always different.
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In this newsletter, I decided it’s time to uncover the essential steps to forge genuine connections in a digitally connected world by redefining the importance of authenticity and meaningful engagement.
In a world buzzing with social media and digital connections, we’re exploring the elusive art of building genuine connections, redefining online visibility, and nurturing deeper, more meaningful bonds.
It’s not uncommon that virtual connections often overshadow…
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This Diwali, the experiences were different.
There was burning not because of the buying gifts but because of the smoke in the air.
There was chocking not because I laughed so much with friends and family but because I was not able to breathe the smoke.
I look tired and sleep deprived not because I was partying all night but because I couldn’t sleep a wink because of the loud explosions of the firecrackers.
I always looked forward to Diwali…
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It’s that time of the year, especially in India, when there’s no escaping the non-stop festivals and festivities. It slowly starts building up from August and reaches the crescendo with Diwali. The air is electrifying with energy and enthusiasm and positivity.
The festivals are a time to come together – families, friends, neighbours. In short, everyone is in a celebratory mood (and no, it’s not because of India’s enviable performance on the cricket…
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This edition of the newsletter is dedicated to helping you find balance in a digitally-driven world and prioritize your mental well-being.
After the long-ish newsletter the last time, I decided to keep it short and sweet, in keeping with the subject under discussion (that is, lesser digital time). In this issue, we’ll explore the profound impact of technology on mental health and share strategies to maintain a healthy digital life balance.