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The power of family meals

 This blog has been contributed by Meera Srinivasan, our resident expert on health and nutrition. Being a nutritionist I have always paid attention to what my family eats. But until recently, I was...

The Final Outcome

Meet Namrataa Arora, our new Guest Blogger: After 14 years of working as a Talent Development expert in the Corporate world, Namrataa decided to re-invent her career. A Certified Professional Coach...

On being an empty nester

‘Empty-nest syndrome’ is the name given to a psychological condition that can affect parents, mostly women, around the time that their children leave home to go to college or get married....

Vacationing with cousins

My drive to office today along one of the busiest roads in South Bangalore – Bannerghatta Road – was actually fun! The reason – everyone is out vacationing as 2012 draws to an end....

In your parents’ shoes

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog http://brilindia.com/blog/. Industrial Research Corporation (“Bril”) was founded in 1964, as a company that manufactured pen...

Change is good!

We are shifting houses this weekend, and with all the packing, moving, cleaning, et al – my kids are sometimes troubled. Will you pack all my toys? Will we have TV in the new house? Don’t...

Entering the mind of a child

Image courtesy: thegreeparent.co.uk You may say that I’m over analyzing, but today I would like to take a couple of feet off my already short 5 foot frame, subtract a quarter century from my...

3 Parenting Lessons From My Mother-in-Law

 No one is born equipped with parenting skills. We pick them up as our children grow up and sometimes it helps when there’s someone to help you out – someone who’s been there and...

Black Book

Back in my carefree days as a non-parent in Paris, I had a good friend Catherine who carried around a small notebook with her wherever she went. It was a planner and she jotted down everything in it....

The Power of Traditions

This blog post has been contributed by Aparna Sanjay. One of my favourite festivals is Raksha bandhan, or Rakhi. I love it because, one, it celebrates the unique and special bond between brother and...