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Hard or Soft

“Mom, how many more do you plan to accumulate? Do you think it is manageable to have so many hard copies? It is so bulky and cumbersome task, better to shift to digital.”, my thought train around the newly arranged bookshelf was obstructed by these words. He was exasperated to see that I can amass […]

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Matters of Discipline

The word discipline always rings the attention alarm in our memory. Discipline is supposed to take care of the orderliness in the word. Along with this another significant attribute that is associated with discipline is its application to the outside. When we read discipline in our personal context we correlate it with the demeanor which […]

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Everyone has their own battles

Listening to the TED talk “12 things l learned from life and writing” by Anne Lamott has always been a great experience. Whenever I listen to it, it gives me a chance to giggle and also ponder. The entire 15 mins talk touches many aspects of life and offers you the checklist to look around. […]

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Resonating Reasons

Ralph Waldo Emerson and his son once were struggling to get a calf into the barn. Both father and son were exhausted, pulling and pushing. A little girl was passing by. She put her little finger into the calf’s mouth, allowing it to suck, and the calf lovingly followed her to the barn.The above story […]

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Quest for Acceptance

In her Ted Talk “When do kids start to care about other people’s opinion?” psychologist Sara Valencia Botto speaks about her study done on children to get the answer to her question. Remarkably the results of her study are something that we all will find astonishing. The study found that kids as early as in […]

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Matter of Practice

“Practice will help you to master the skill”, this is a very common statement that we hear in our lives. And if you are a parent or a teacher you may be someone who even speaks it more often. The importance of practicing has been always emphasized to our growth and development to a level […]

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Introspection

“What about your closet, Vihaan?“, I enquired when my son claimed he is done with his room cleaning.“Who is going to look inside the closet mom, I have cleared and arranged everything that is outside and visible. The room gives a appreciable and tidier look, you may have a look please”; he answered convincingly.The incident […]

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Farewells

Farewells usually bring out mixed emotions in us. On one side we are excited for the new things to explore, the other side of missing the comfort of people and known environment keeps us anxious.Humans are social beings, accustomed to living in groups. We are very much defined by the people we surround.Hence the decisions […]

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Categorizing Relations

In my ten years of married life, I have become accustomed to raised eyebrows and surprised expressions on mention of very compassionate and healthy relationship with my mom-in-law. People get baffled to know how this can be possible, relation with in-laws is supposed to be complicated, it can be good but can never become a […]

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Being mindful

When we look closely to any method being offered for spiritual growth or lifestyle improvement, most of them preach about the benefits of meditation. Meditation or Dhyan is supposed to teach us being mindful and make us relaxed and stress free. Being mindful implies that we are in aware state while doing anything. Now this […]