The Must-Have Subjects in School Education

The Must-Have Subjects in School Education

Blog, Education, Life, Relationship
7 Life skills that must be mandatory school subjects. During the early ’90s, school selection was typically dependent on the fee structure and the distance between the school and the home. Today, the schools are selected depending on the syllabus offered. During my schooling, I remember knowing only two syllabus – state board and CBSE board. Thanks to my niece and nephews, I am aware of the different syllabus offered such as CBSE, ICSE, IBO, IG, etc. (Apologies, I have zero knowledge about the differences between these syllabi even now). Even after giving the international standards of education, our current education system lacks in grooming the children in general aspects of life.   Mandatory Subjects in School At times when I used to struggle with subjects, I used to wonder…
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The Reality of Romantic Relationships

The Reality of Romantic Relationships

Blog, Life, Relationship
DISCLAIMER: Contradicting to the topic, I am a typical unromantic personality, yet in love marriage. So certainly, not here to give gyaan for anyone. I am sharing my perspective of romance in a relationship. Being There During Changes ‘Letters meant everything to us. Love, hate, anger, fights, happiness or sadness, everything was shared through letters. The joy of reading the letter from the partner, writing a response for the same and again, waiting for the reply filled with subtle hints of love, possessiveness and love mixed anger cannot be traded for anything in my life’, he uttered these words, looking at his partner, whom he has been  married for 71 years. In the recent past, I have heard a lot of older generation saying, ‘This generation is very sharp. They…
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YOU Are the Only Gift YOUR CHILD Wants…

YOU Are the Only Gift YOUR CHILD Wants…

Blog, Education, Life, Parenting, Relationship
The way a child enjoys life is truly inspiring and a lesson for adults to learn. Every Child is Precious Like any other child, even my childhood was filled with ups and downs. I had witnessed so many instances that no child should experience and certainly have scars for life. Yet, the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about my childhood is the sheer joy of playing on the streets. Guess, I was in first or second grade, that I started to play with the boys on the streets. Talking confidently, convincing them to take me in the team, and to be an active participant to decide which game would be played on that day – I was always there on the pitch. Even before reaching…
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The Malign Impact of Self-Criticism

The Malign Impact of Self-Criticism

Blog, Education, Personal, Relationship
Improving self-esteem and dealing with self-conversations Accept or deny, you are constantly judged and criticized. You can shout it on a loudspeaker that, ‘You never judge anyone’. The reality is all of us judge each other from the moment we get to know each other. If this is not enough, we have self-criticisms that run parallelly. All this cohesively has a malign impact on our self-esteem. Regardless of what the external world says, if the little inner voice understands you, there is nothing that can stop you from living a happy and content life. Don't Let People Hamper You It is very rare that we appreciate ourselves and look up to the best qualities and strengths of our personality. Most often, the self-criticism has been negative talk with the inner…
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Honesty or Diplomacy: The Muddle of Life

Honesty or Diplomacy: The Muddle of Life

Blog, Education, Parenting, Personal, Relationship
How do you declutter the clutter of honesty and diplomacy? There is one question that is part of every childhood. Irrespective of which era you are born, you will undeniably be faced with this question. Guess which is this question? (If you guessed it right, pat yourself). ‘Do you like Mummy or Daddy?’ And, the answer always precedes with a pause, and then the child usually responds, ‘I love both my Mummy & Daddy’ Honesty & Diplomacy The child doesn’t want to hurt either of the parents and hence gives the first diplomatic answer of its life. If the child was honest to its heart, we as elders might not be able to take it. Isn’t it? Just when the kid is about to speak, the first moral value that…
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The Role of Books in One’s Life

The Role of Books in One’s Life

Blog, Education, Parenting, Relationship
Why you should read books every day? Does your child read? Yes, I know, every child study’s in school and reads. But do they read books for happiness and time pass? Digging my niece's bag and finding so many books, makes me feel so happy and satisfied. She is a ten-year-old and carries a book everywhere. Whether it’s a wedding, hospital, or a travel destination, books are the first item she packs in her bags. At this tender age, she writes stories of her imagination. Born in an era where there was hardly any technology around, book reading was one of my favorite habits and time pass that I had developed for myself. My friends were the first source of inspiration for book reading. Books have always played the most…
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Sneak-Peak into My School Failure Story

Sneak-Peak into My School Failure Story

Blog, Health, Life, Relationship
Atychiphobia – The Fear of Failure This morning when I was in the lift, witnessed a parent thrashing her little one for the marks she had scored. This took me to my school days. Would you agree with me that fear of failure is inculcated by society right from the early stages of a child’s growth? An age when I dint even know how to pronounce this word, Atychiphobia – The Fear of Failure got deeply rooted into my system. From what I remember, it was during my 9th grade when I failed for the first time in Math subject. It was the first time I ever failed in any subject. Failure is Needed All exams over and we were back to school after the holidays. It was the day…
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That’s It! I Lost My Self Esteem, My Self Confidence

That’s It! I Lost My Self Esteem, My Self Confidence

Blog, Health, Relationship, Social
My Life's One Story that I would like to share it with you all... ‘Recognize Her?’ – A statement, pointing towards me. This was the first reaction when I met them, after a year of my wedding. Little did I know that they subtly mocked at my physical personality, which had obviously changed after the wedding. People who knew me for more than a decade constantly questioned about my transformation. Just like how every individual goes through Post Traumatic Disorder (PTD), most women in India, go through, what is called Post Marriage Disorder (PMD). This syndrome is not found in any book where you can learn about it. Read along to know my story of Post Marriage Disorder (PMD). Appreciate & Accommodate Yourself!!! When a woman is married, a new…
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When Your Perspective Changes, Happiness Puts On Different Clothes

When Your Perspective Changes, Happiness Puts On Different Clothes

Blog, Personal, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_1122" align="aligncenter" width="867"] Bye 2018 Welcome 2019[/caption]   2018 - A year filled with lots of celebrations. Whether it was birthdays, anniversaries or festivals, celebrations were in full swing. Oh! Not to forget those unbeatable vacation time with my partner in crime. Yet, somewhere, I personally wasn't happy or satisfied with how 2018 treated me. Health was constantly in an angry and grumpy mood. My body and I were mutually disconnected. The life as a freelancer wasn’t so great with lots of downs and hope of up in the graph. Rarely blogged, hardly got paid or exciting work and seldom responded to the audience. In short, a very dull year. As the year ended, I reflected the events of 2018 and my reactions to those occasions, I was startled to…
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You Are the Daughter We Always Wished For…

You Are the Daughter We Always Wished For…

Blog, Gender Issues, Relationship, Social
[caption id="attachment_1045" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Respect, Love & Appreciate[/caption] ‘You are the daughter we always wished for’, said the ever-smiling in-laws to the bride. And, my mind laughed with ridicule, ‘Huh! The same old cliché dialogue of the society. Alas! Nothing has changed over the years’. Isn’t this a typical scenario in most of the Indian weddings where the words and actions contradict themselves? We all have witnessed it. We all have faced it. A few months back, it was my bestie’s turn to get hitched to her longtime partner and stepped into the most unpredictable roller-coaster ride of the life. An inter-caste wedding where the beauty of the north and south rituals was singing in glory. Right from the moment, we stepped into the wedding, it was all about royalty.…
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