Adieu 2013, Accueil 2014

Blog, Personal
[caption id="attachment_433" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] http://www.hotwallpaperz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/bye-bye-2013-welcome-2014.jpg[/caption] As the year comes to an end, I wanted to look back at each and every aspect of 2013, which has made me into a better personality. This is year was a mix of both happy and sad moments. The year started with a proper romance with cold and fever for almost 20 days. As the illness left me, the month of January culminated with a sudden demise of one of aunt whom I respected a lot for her zeal towards life. Times passed and two of my close friends Shyamalee and Aishwarya got engaged on the same day. Amidst all this, was the shopping feast, for one of my school friend Sindhuja’s marriage in the month February. Her marriage was full of fun frolic…
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Do Children have Childhood Anymore?

Do Children have Childhood Anymore?

Blog, Education
[caption id="attachment_384" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Photo Credit: Varun Rayas[/caption] Every child of 1980’s, 1990’s and much before that, would completely agree to the statement that, our childhood and the memories inclined to it, were priceless. Our childhood was the best. As the clock strikes 5.00 PM, the streets and parks were filled with children, parents, grandparents etc., former to play cricket, lock and key, shuttle, 7stones etc. and later for their respective time of social interaction. There used to be no class, no age bar. Every colony, every lane, was vibrant, colourful and filled with those wonderful and lively sounds of utmost frequency. Every place had a life of innocence and purity for itself. It was reminiscence for lifetime. Those were the days, when children used to play in mud and…
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What YOU Show is What THEY Learn…

Blog, Media
[caption id="attachment_428" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Spread the Love :)[/caption]   FOR ALL THOSE WONDERFUL PARENTS TRYING TO GIVE THE BEST FOR THEIR CHILDREN:) Our day to day life is a live example so much that, parents need not teach children anything. The children are smart and sensitive enough to learn from what they see. Parents have to explicitly preach in action, what they want to teach their children. Today parenting is the most impeccable task of life, because one wrong move and it disturbs the “foundation” of the child’s entire life. Parents play an irreplaceable role in the lives of their children. Hence it is important that the relationship between the parents is smooth. This vital relationship impact’s a child’s well-being at multiple levels: physical, mental and emotional. Personal relationships and…
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It’s all about “What do you think about yourself”

Blog, Media
"I'm too skinny." "If only I was shorter/taller/had curly hair/straight hair/a smaller nose/longer legs, I'd be happy." These are some of the common statements of every teenager, regardless of the gender. Boys, girls, men and women can all be affected by body image issues, but in different ways. For example, teenage girls who don’t like their bodies often want to lose weight and be thinner, whilst teenage boys want to lose weight, be taller or have more muscles. “Self Esteem and Body Image are like the two sides of one coin”. They both go hand in hand. Self - esteem is how much we value ourselves. This typically and unfortunately translates in modern society to how much we feel others value, appreciate and love us. People with a healthy self-esteem…
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My First Movie Review: The Lunch Box

Blog, Review
The Lunch Box – Worth a Watch Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey, Bharti Achrekar, Nakul Vaid Director: Ritesh Batra Essentially a love story, very uniquely conveyed via the omnipresent dabba-walas of Mumbai. The movie has the innocence of a bygone era and old world charm; imagine little hand-written notelets in the lunchbox every-day! Irrfan Khan as ‘Saajan Fernandez’ is the reason why The Lunchbox, is such a pleasure. Nimrat Kaur as ‘Ila’ is perfect. Absolutely loved the very spunky but invisible ‘Aunty’, Bharti Achrekar. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as ‘Shaikh’ was icing on the cake. Irrfan Khan as Saajan Fernandez, works in the Accounts Department of a Government office. His life is bland and lonely. Nimrat Kaur as Ila, is a housewife whose husband doesn't give her any…
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The Forgotten Twin of Indian Marriages…

Blog, Media, Social
Here comes the fall of winter commencing the feast of big fat Indian weddings. In India, Wedding is more an occasion of bonding of two families and not just two individuals for lifetime. It is a family festival celebrated in the most gala fashion. Presently, India is a home to 12,000 wedding takes place in a day or 10 million marriages in a year. Total purchase of gold falls between 300 to 400 tons annually. If all the expenditure is included then Indian marriage market becomes Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 300,000 crore annually. A family spends approximately one fifth of the savings or sometimes the entire on a wedding occasion. Eighty per cent of the bank loans are taken by people to meet dowry demands. The Wedding e…
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PDA vs PDA

Blog, Social
  The Story So Far Scene 1: A Boy and a Girl catching each other’s hand, walking in the street. The Boy puts his hand over the girl’s shoulders. In a bus they both sit next to each other catching each other’s hands. Scene 2: Two men who accidentally hit each other’s bike on the road, start quarreling which leads to the extent of physical violence and physical injuries and bloodshed. P.S: I want you to pause for a second and think of the instant reaction that you will have when you see such things. Along with that, also try and imagine how our society in general, views at all these scenes. Common reactions to the above scenes would be the following: Reaction for Scene 1: “Please take a room”;…
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The Political Illusion Lifts

Blog, Media, Politics
With all the ups and downs of five state assembly elections (Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan) held in November – December 2013, the warm up session for all the political parties reaches its climax. December 8th & 9th 2013, marks a remarkable day in the political history of India. It was super Sunday for BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on the contrary for the Indian National Congress it was a sulking. The highlight of these elections was the emergence of the new power at the centre- the AAP in Delhi. BJP swept the elections bagging 4 states (retaining 2 and capturing 2) and winning/leading in 404 of the 589 seats. After Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker, 2013 may also be the death year of the Indian National…
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