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5 Parenting Advice I Prefer To Ignore

You can't escape unwanted advice that comes along the way as you become a mother. Concerned relatives, overfriendly neighbours and even enthusiastic strangers who spot you with your baby, everyone thinks it's their duty to share expert parenting tips with you, no matter how crazy or strange they are.

A few days ago, my husband and I were watching a debate show wherein some parenting experts were discussing why kids of today's generation are so inhuman at times. They all were referring recent brutal crime cases done by juveniles. Many parents and kids were the audiences of that panel discussion. They were also asking questions and confusion in front of the experts. That discussion hit me somewhere. Although some problem that they pointed out like; today's over-protective parents and misuse of technology, were really true. But for most of their opinions, I found myself disagreeing. I was making a connection how the similar advice I received from different people despite…
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KISS Your Life With Book April Anecdotes - A Review

There is a famous quote "What's in the name.." and my recent read made me believe in it even more. Most of us try to judge any story based on its name. But at times our assumption fails. A book with a great title may results in a boring read, whereas a simple looking read can touch you deeply. Natasha Sinha's book "April Anecdotes" is my recent shot of motivation. Although I had many choices out of big names.

About Natasha

Natasha started writing when she was five. For her writing is a soothing nourishment to the soul. She has spent twenty-five years in advertising, PR, corporate communication and in the development sector. Since July 2016, she has been giving full time to her passion of writing, leaving her professional life completely. Her first book "Travel Epiphanies" was published in July 2017. She writes for the sheer joy of fulfillment and believes in making life worth. She actively blogs at www.natashamusing.com.

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What To Talk About When We Talk About Fatherhood

Father is important for every child. Children with affectionate fathers are less likely to get involved in crime and lawbreaking. This also means children do better when they get support from both father and mother. It now sounds like obvious. Right? But the science of fathering says something more on top of it. Fathers are not only the sperm donors but they are equally responsible for making kids what they become in future. However, it all starts with sperms. We mostly blame mothers for ruining their eggs with drugs and alcohol and for passing genetic disorders. But we have little concept of how fathers’ vices might impact the sperm. As per recent studies, the decisions a man makes before conception can have lifelong impacts on his kids. Stressed fathers pass high blood pressure to their kids, alcoholic fathers pass abusive behaviors and poor dietary choices in fathers can lead to negative pregnancy outcomes. Mothers are advised to have a good care of themselves so that they can pro…

This peculiar Oria Festival is a real bundle of joy

Today I got to know about 'Raja'. This is not the term that we can translate in English asking or emperor, instead, it is like the king of celebrations that are native to the state of Orrisa in our country.

In the society of this east Kolkata town where I live, I noticed ladies exchanging good wishes since morning today which made me curious to know about what festival is being celebrated today.
Somehow, I am a festive bee, one of those who love to know and celebrate each and every festival, be it from any culture and community as I love to celebrate everything. Being this spirit I indulged myself with the neighbors who are celebrating the Raja Prabha today or I better say from today.
Raja Prabha is a three-day long festival being observed this year from 14 th to 16 the June. Panchang wise this is around Mithuna Sankranti while the Sun enters into Mithuna Rashi around mid of June every year.
Particularly in Orrisa, this is the dawn of monsoon. So, behavioral in a state where …

To The Penguin Dads Of India..

Recently a survey is done by Flipkart over the fathers of our country. Close to 1700 fathers of different cities (metro and tier two both) have been surveyed and the results are really welcoming. First, let me tell you what was the purpose of the survey. It was done to know on the ground level how much today’s Indian fathers are involved in raising their kids. And contrary to the set image of Indian fathers, today’s fathers are really inspiring. They are productivity playing their parenting duties. As per the results of the survey, fathers in Bengaluru were found to be most active, doing 91% of activities with their children. On the other side, fathers in Hyderabad contributed the least, with only 20%.  A couple of other findings of this survey are:

Close to 80% fathers attend school activities regularly and half of them wouldn’t mind being stay-at-home dads.58% of the fathers had become more patient.Around 27% quit cigarettes and 22% gave up drinking.
Isn’t it a great news for we moth…

Crimes in Private Cabs, When They will End?

I am frequent private cab commuter of Delhi NCR, and every time when a crime happened with a woman in such cab, I get scared to my deepest of thought. Could I be the next?

Yet again a molestation case happened in an online ride-hailing service cab on 1st of June. A 26 years old lady booked an early morning cab and while going to the destination, the driver molested her and forced her to strip for photos. The ride started around 2 AM morning and on the way, the driver changed the route saying the one he took was the shorted at that moment. He then stopped at a planned spot and molested the lady. She could escape saying she would not report it anywhere, that eventually she did and the driver was behind the bars within an hour of reporting.

It was little relief that the lady is alive and the criminal is under custody. However, no matter what steps these private cab service providers are taking to make rides safer for women, the cases keep coming. Here is the list of cases happened in eit…

A Few Interesting Facts About Summer Fruits

Being a tropical country, Indian has a longer duration for the summer season. And that is why most of the Indians long for winters as the temperature starts soaring to close to 50 degrees.  Typically from April to September, the hot weather keeps Indians busy in remembering the cozy winter. I guess this is the worst part of summers. However, I am one such person who enjoys summers more than winter. My body hates low temperature and even these days (Extreme June summer) I sleep with a thick blanket.

There are many reasons why I like summer. Maybe because it has something to do with my childhood. With summer used to come summer holidays of good two months. And this used to be the best of the year for me as a kid. With the enjoyment of special TV shows and visits to Dadi and Nani houses, summer holidays were a charm for me. Days used to go so joyful and pressure free then. Thus, I still like summer, as it has given me some of most beautiful memories for a lifetime.

Another thing that I e…

How To Live Happier?

As per a survey done over millennials asking them what their most important life goals were, most of them said that they wanted to get rich and famous. But is money the secret to the happiness? People say NO, money is certainly not the reason to bring happiness, but should we completely forget the cash? A few times, my wallet was stolen and this never made me happy. Even I was gloomy for days thinking about the cash loss. 

Then how we feel happy? How brain gives us the signals so as to make us feel happy? Happiness is a brain created phenomenon, undoubtedly, but what brain does is never straightforward or simple to understand. Science says there are things called "Happy Hormones" namely dopamine, endorphins, serotonin and oxytocin. Dopamine is mostly linked to happiness. So, if you want to feel happier you need to increase your dopamine levels. However, this is not that simple as it looks. The brain’s functioning is maddeningly complex. And something like "increase thi…