Archive of ‘Parenting’ category

The Ramble Roundup

*** This one is specially for my Subscribers ***

Yesterday was a good day! Initum Novum completed a year and my first book was released for pre order on Amazon AND I launched a personal project – My very own flip book I call “The Ramble Roundup“. So I have always said that what I write is not meant to be taken seriously. They are my rambles, meant for an easy read! I do not give “tips”, I am no expert. I do not give “gyan” I am work in progress my self.

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The Expert Juggler

I am back – at the airport! Enroute Mumbai right now, but it is Wednesday so here goes! I met Ayshwarya online, like I have many many other lovely ladies – Including the photographer who spoils us rotten with these amazing images – Chloe Lodge! So she commented on one of my articles and then we stayed in touch. One thing led to another (as in a typical virtual friendship) and the next thing we know, we are having the special chai at my house, a sign that things are getting serious. I really like Ayshwarya. She is as real as real gets. Even with the different roles she plays (wife, mother, friend, entrepreneur etc etc), it is still very much “HER”. Read on to find out more about the lovely lady in her full-of-life interview. Thank You Ayshwarya for taking time out, I know how overwhelmed you are right now with the launch of Kidore being just round the corner!

And thank you Chloe Lodge for the images, we all love them. Specially Ayshwarya who couldn’t stop gushing even at 11 pm!

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So now you do not work? You sit at home… Doing Nothing?

Oodi baba! I feel like I have to say this – this article isn’t about the woes of a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom), WM (Working Mom), or a WFM (Work From Home) neither is it a comparison. I have been all of those so even if that makes me a level “expert” of sorts, this isn’t about my experiences in the different roles. Each had/ have their moments, each come with their own set of ups and downs. I won’t compare. (more…)

Humari Tamana

We all have that one friend who is the proverbial “Mother Hen”, always looking out for you, always feeding you, always fussing over you putting herself last. No? Well I do, and so do a few fortunate others.  So I was thinking what could be a better feature than to show someone just how lucky we think we are to have her in our lives. Put her ahead of us for a change right? I went on to start a WhatsApp group (yes me) which included her husband Kishore, her sons Krishna and Shiv along with some close mates Dilip, Monica, Priya, Kaushal, Meenakshi and asked them just five question. It is over to them, in their words what they think of her and what she means to them. As for me, well let’s just say she is the only one I would move a feature meant for a Wednesday to a Tuesday. Only for Humari Tamana. Because – Aww Tera Happy Birthday!

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Life has just begun!

I “met” Neha when she messaged to personally compliment and appreciate a blog I had posted on a group. We have since only kept in touch over chat and what I love most about her is that she ends every conversation with “Keep Writing”. Only someone who is completely secure and confident of herself would do that considering she’s a fellow writer herself! Read on guys – presenting the Magic Momma – Neha!

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Practise Makes Perfect

If Bollywood has Sultan we have Dabangg! Meet Pooja, other than yoga, her tallest claim to fame is that of being my younger sister 😉 An ardent Salman Khan fan, her life is no less than a Bollywood flick – she bullied her way out of situations as a kid, kinda lost herself midway, then found herself when she became a mom! Her “Angel” Maahi turned 2 this year and is literally Pooja’s savior! Over to Pooja and her very filmy life! Hur Dabangg Dabangg Dabangg


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Boys will be Boys

UPDATE (May 20, 2016): Thanks to over 150,000 reads, 320 shares (on the Original Post alone) and Loads of Love I now know what it is to go “Viral”! Thank You for Reading, Thank You for Appreciating, Thank You for Being You!

So I’m a feminist! Surprise surprise. I will however refrain from adding “but I’m not THAT kind of a feminist, you know the bra burning, protesting outside of beauty contests kinda feminist”. Cos I think they aren’t feminists, they have an agenda. And whatever that might be, gender equality is not it. I mean If they believed in equal “rights”, why not the right for the women to choose where they want to be? If it is on the ramp showing off their lady bits to thousands of people, so be it. It’s their body, their choice. No one put a gun to their heads and asked them to get up on stage, they are all adults in their own right and if at any point they do feel objectified they again have the right to quit. So no, those protesters are not feminists. If anything they go against everything feminism stands for.

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The Unmumsy Mum

I’m not a “Mommy”! Let me re phrase that – I’m not a “mommy” kinda mom, you know the wonderful kinds you see everywhere, the cuddling, carrying, doing homework and projects together kinda mommy. The ones who vent about unsolicited advice they get on raising their “LO” (Little Ones for the not so enlightened ones). The ones who fight the demons their kids face for them, cos “you don’t mess with my LO, o no sir your don’t”!

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