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#MyFriendAlexa - Blogger's Checklist For Accessibility

Accessibility is still new for many people out there. Last week, in my team many new candidates joined and it was my job to give them the introduction of Accessibility and why it is important. With their question, I could sense that we still need to see Accessibility from a more human outlook. Accessibility brings few of our known ones one level up. Those people who are behind in the race of life due to disabilities caused by any accident, side effect of treatment or due to sudden insensibility of limbs. Besides permanent disabilities, the severity and type of difficulty  an individual experiences can vary throughout a person’s life. For example, vision related issues.

As a software person and a project manager, accessibility is now very close to my heart. It is my bread and butter these days, to be honest. Day and night I think about accessibility and ways to address accessibility issues in digital information. However, as a blogger, I feel it is also my responsibility to talk abou…
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Food Habits That I Am Going To Change This Year

This post is for New Year resolutions blog train. The blog train is hosted by Vartika, Alpana and Prerna,  sponsored by Pandora's Box and Recipe Dabba. My topic is Dr Feelgood - How are you planning to tweak your Food Habits for 2019 .  

We all desire to stay healthy and happy. Yes, happiness is very much connected to our health. But today's sedentary lifestyle has made us fall for quick meals and unhealthy choices. Over the course of time, these quick things give us side effects that rather don't go quick. However, we are informed people. We read a lot and we keep us updated on what is happening in the digital world. Eventually, we fall prey to weight loss industry which asks for cutting sugar, salt, oils, carbs, dairy product and almost everything which is there in our kitchens since our grandparents time. We run after different diets (Ketogenic diet, Vegan diet, Raw food diet etc) and we even believe in schemes like having dinner before sunset, getting rid of rice, keep…

The Utopian World Of Smart Devices

I would like to start this post with telling readers my profession. I am a software professional who has a decade of experience in technology and software development. In those 10 years, I have very closely seen how technology has evolved. Of course, the first urge was the necessity that let every invention happen. And then technology got advanced to make the user experience better and further sound. In the chain of making every sort of experience pleasanter for users, the era of smart devices came. We all remember the time when smartphones came into the market. Before that, we had those dial phones and keypad mobiles. We were able to talk to the other party. But the progression of technology made it real to actually see with whom we talk. We still talk through phones but with added feel and warmth.

The Utopian World Of Smart Devices

Not only smartphones, but there has been an exponential increase in the number of smart devices around us in the last 5 years. When I first heard the ter…

It's High Time to Be A Responsible Party Animal..

As the jingle bells are all set to greet us, we all are moving ahead to enjoy our year end celebrations. Beautifully decorated Santa has started attracting selfie taking crowed and most of us have planned their year end parties or perhaps would be ready to fix our presence at a club, disco, garden or such other place.
At one hand rich people are booking their presence at beaches, cruise and resorts others have plans visit to a country club, amusement park or zoo with their family and kids. Remarkable new year Eve celebration is also being planned by residential societies where all the residents enjoy in pocket friendly manner. All in all, we all love partying at the 31st Eve. But do we really have the civilized sense of partying is a big question here.
Unfortunately, most of us don't even have the etiquettes of being part of a celebration, party or such an event. This is not because i say this but because most environmentalists and social welfare activists are raising concerns ab…

This is why I rate NickYanka Wedding higher than Other Celebrity Knot Tying events of the season

Two days back, one morning, on a social chat I got someone questioning why the Prime Minister of the country has to attend wedding reception of Bollywood celebs. I gently replied...'because it's make in India !!'

The making merry of most Bollywood celebs has decorated the 2017 calendar with the high profile wedding bells making this year highly eventful for these celebrities as well as for their fans.

Among the coverage showing how extraordinarily radiant these wedding were, I noticed one thing in them common to the common weddings. Despite being high profile celebrity events,  these wedding vovs have collected similar comments. Similar to a common Indian wedding, these celebrity weddings were also compared like the reception of Sharmji's daughter was better than Mishra Ji's daughter. Ironically, the media coverage was showing whose lehenga was more exclusive, whose wedding ring was more expensive and whose reception was more happening. Though many celebrities ensu…

How I Encouraged My Son To Eat Healthy

I am blessed with a child who does not eat any of the fast foods and has no taste for aerated drinks.  My son is 4 now and pretty much know the types of fast food kids enjoy these days. Although he loves chocolates but keeps a distance from packaged chips or other munching options available to lure kids. When we (as a family) eat out, he eats what we eat, but no Chinese or junk food at all. We like having south Indian food and idli-sambar is my son's favorite. In case there is any family function or celebration, I get no worry as he is a wonderful kid who can have Dal rice/Chole rice or Kadhi rice with absolutely no fuss. When people ask him his favorite food, he replies "Kadhi Chawal". See, this is why I feel lucky.

 But this is a result of collective efforts made by my son's daycare staff and me. He started his daycare when he was only 1.5 and he was barely eating anything that time. Slowly the daycare staff started changing his eating habits which were limited to…

The Sisters Bond

This post is for #SiblingStories blogging train hosted by Ila Varma in collaboration with the Brand Ang Tatva. Thirty three esteemed bloggers from blogging fraternity have joined hands to participate in the Blog train for #SiblingTalk reviving the sweet and tickling hours spent with loving siblings and revive golden memories of the past.

ABOUT ME
My name is Shipra and I am a working mother who is a part time blogger as well. I share my parenting experience through my blog and I also love to write about food, health and technology. Cartoon making is another thing I really enjoy and I own a cartoon series #VibhuAndPapa that you can find on Twitter. They are the funny conversation between my son and my husband. Work line wise, I am a software project manager who now a days is working on Digital Accessibility. My this year's #MyfriendAlexa post are about making our blogs accessible. Check them if you like to know more.

MY #SiblingStories
We are two sisters and with growing up together,…