We live in an unsafe world. Rape is a genderless issue. It can happen to a boy or a girl. Rape and abuse can be committed by a man or woman. The challenge is to bring up a confident and assertive child despite the dangers lurking around. Continue reading 7 ways to help your pre-schooler combat unsafe situations (read abuse & rape)
Every bit of sarcasm is intentional in this post.
Feel free to add more points to the list. I would love to read what you think. Continue reading 7 ways to destroy your child’s creativity & imagination
Sharing her first kiss with her first crush was like realizing a cherished dream. Was her first kiss the way she fantasized it? Read on… Continue reading Short Story: Her first kiss…
Today Anupma Singh’s name is etched in stone at the same school that ridiculed her for not knowing English. Continue reading When I was 13, my grandma wanted to marry me off
Many of my friends PM me something special and specifically ask me to keep it a secret. After a day or two, I see the news on Facebook. Continue reading The LIKE trap…
My son is a pre-teen. He is curious about the birds, bees & everything that is happening to him. Read on to know is how we are coping. Continue reading How to prepare your child for puberty?
Here is the secret. There are 5 things I do every morning that help me to remain the way I am – happy, crazy and positive.
Continue reading 5 things I do every morning.
September 19 – A very special date. Surprisingly, 4 awesome people who have touched my life were born today. In more ways than one, these fantastic individuals have inspired me and motivated me whenever things were not going my way. Continue reading Born today: 4 people Inspiring People
When I saw the film, #PINK, I was inspired to post this. Do share your thoughts. Have you gone through any of these pains? Does the patriarchal society bother you as well? Continue reading The day I died…
It was 2 am in the morning. And we hadn’t slept for more than 20 hours now. However, we felt relaxed, happy and blessed. We cuddled our son to sleep. To have a child as a partner and best friend is the most blessed feeling in the world. Continue reading We won the best award in the whole world!
Witty, intelligent and balanced, are three adjectives that are most suited to Janhavi Samant, Entertainment Editor – Lokmat. In a heart to heart conversation, she left me awestruck and motivated. This is the second post in the #StayInspired series. It touched my heart, I hope it touches yours too. Read on… Continue reading Marriage is a warm, intimate cocoon
…During this season she loved to go for long bike rides and enjoyed challenging the winds while they threatened to throw the bike off-balance. Her laughter would resonate in the air as she opened her arms and looked up at the sky. While the wind while played with her hair she would thank God for the overwhelming feeling of being loved… Continue reading The long wait…is this your story?
I refuse to be called Aunty by any kid around me.
Several people jeer behind my back. My statements related to this topic have become the butt of jokes in my building as well. They compare me to the famous character in the yesteryear’s serial who kept chiding everyone who called her aunty. The grapevine whispers, “She thinks she is young forever”, “Aunty ko aunty nahi kahenge, toh kya kahenge”, “Jawani eternal” etc.
Are they right?
Do I really have a problem accepting my age? Continue reading Aunty mat kaho na…
In 2010, when Abhimanyu turned 5, we told him that the Lord had decided not to send a brother or sister for him. We convinced him that he was the only child that we would ever have and that all our love belonged to him only. Just 3 years later, in May 2013, we discovered that I was almost 3 months pregnant! While we were … Continue reading How did we train my elder son to receive his sibling?
After that day, each time he demanded her body, she would silently give in like a scapegoat in the lion’s lair. Raped by her own uncle, betrayed by her mother, Anju had nowhere to go. Continue reading Chapter Extract: How was Anju raped?
Just when I thought that a Dream Catcher would never be part of my checklist, the Universe sent me a gift from @priyankasurve. Read on to know how the Universe loves us and conspires to make our dreams come true. Continue reading From one dreamer to another…
We stare out of our car windows and wonder what we can do to help the street children. Some of us think of a day when we will have the time and resources to help them. For as low as INR 100 you can sponsor a meal hamper for a street child. Step forward and support this genuine cause by Faraz Arif Ansari. Continue reading Spread a smile, Gift A Meal today.
Through the years, what struck me about Nishant is, his ‘never-say-die-attitude’ and his tenacity to overcome any storm. His resilience and approach to problem solving has inspired me at every stage of my life. Today, he stands tall as a Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker and Core member at Indus Health Plus Pvt. Ltd. I feel a sense of pride. He has transformed the lives of more than a lakh people across the country. People look up to him for guidance and feel protected under his care. Continue reading ‘Dreams keep people alive’
A burning torch was handed over to me and the ever helpful uncle once again guided me to her toe. I debated whether she would jump up in pain. Continue reading Maa…
It was the holy month of Ramadaan.
It signifies a period of self-control, sacrifice and introspection.
Little did I know that meeting her during this month would leave me inspired. Continue reading Ek Pyali Khichda