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Vidya wants to give a wonderful message to all Housewives from the movie "Tumhari Sulu"

Have you seen the trailer of "Tumhari Sulu"? I think you must have and today the movie has released as well. After Padmawati, the next film that I am following bit time is this super talented Vidya Balan's flick. Ever since the trailer was released, Vidya is promoting her film with heart and soul. When I saw her candid interview on NDTV show, I was quite impressed by her way of thinking. Now I'll be honest in saying that when for the first time, I saw the trailer of Tmhrai Sulu and understood its theme, I was not much impressed. A wife, a mother of a tween child is talking sensually in a late night radio show, seems little inane for me. "Saari Wali Bhabhi Late Night Show". However, as Vidya started promoting her film on different channels and shows, I find myself taken towards the real intent of this film. The resolute that Vidya wants us to see and expect from the film is really a heartfelt message. "Mai kar skti hai..(I can do anything)."
In th…

Are we doing enough for our future generations?

At least now I accept that we humans are greedy beings. The fact that investing in the environment is not going to give any personal return is the reason most of us are reluctant towards this. If we plant a tree, the oxygen it would produce for us will not be debited into our personal accounts so that we can use it whenever we need. This is the most unfortunate thing with our environment as far as I believe because had this not been the case, all of us would have invested in the environment by now. I had got to know from trustworthy readings that one tree is equal to twenty Air conditioners when it comes to soothing us in summers. However, buying an AC is a personal investment we make. We get it installed for personal use and consume the benefits.
We are some 1.25 lakh crore people. If mere 0.01% of us plant a tree on a day, there will be a clean safe environment for all of us. I believe this is the only solution. I have noticed few concerned people investing in indoor plants and I r…

4 Ways To Teach Your Kids Important Money Lessons

I am raised in a family where every single penny spent was carefully thought of. My parents always planned their expenses very well with writing down how and when they spent a big amount. Even on petty expenses, my mother was very watchful. Their hard earned savings were always mapped to our more important needs like education, treatment, marriage, etc. As I grew up seeing them, I understood the importance of savings and how it could be instrumental in fulfilling our dreams and aspirations. Thanks to my parent’s savings, I received a good education which landed me a well- paying job in a reputed company. That's why I feel every child should learn good money habits like saving,  careful plannings and executions from the very beginning of his/her life.

Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it is surprising that our schools don’t teach kids about money. So as parents, it is our job to teach our kids these important financial lessons. I also feel, that my better…

To, Dear Child in me…

Hello,

Dear child in me..

First of all, Happy Children's Day..

You are an awesome personality. The way you look upon the world is just wow. Your way of talking, laughing, playing and not being judgemental at all make you really special. It is the quality of easily forgiving and letting it go in you that I always attempt to copy. Being such unaware of frowns or frauds is a blessing you have. You are a free person as your thoughts never bothered to go along with the theory of scare resources. You have it all which is why you are the most cherished part of my life.

 I am writing to you today because I am missing you. I seriously believe that life is the way you do. The phase in my life when you lead me I had a wonderful life. Mine was a stress-free life though I was not even educated enough to get a job. I was playful and joyful from within. I still feel like playing with a balloon, though I need to save those pennies for some other use which may be more practical and sensible. I st…

Making Memories for My Son

We all have our favourite childhood memories and we love to recall them again and again. A few months back when I was at my mother’s place, my mother started telling me my childhood incidences noticing my son’s naughtiness. Although she has told me those tales many times yet I love listening to them more and more. When she was telling me how she spent those five days when I, as a newborn, was in the hospital, I realized that all my childhood memories are around my parents only. I find no one else in my memory clouds when I look back, although I used to die for many other family members. A Facebook post saying “Kids don’t remember their best day of television” suddenly flashed in front of me.  And then my guilt trip started thinking am I giving enough memories to my son for his future?
I feel all SAH mothers are really lucky that they are participating in making beautiful memories for their kids. But for mothers like me who are working, the story is different. Working mothers don’t spe…

सिकुड़ते बचपन आज के बच्चो के..

चौदह नवंबर बाल दिवस के रूप में मनाने का औचित्य यह है कि पं. जवाहरलाल नेहरू मानते थे कि बच्चों से ही देश का भविष्य बनता है. उनकी यह अवधारणा सौ फीसदी सत्य है, क्योंकि आज जन्मा शिशु भविष्य में राजनीतिज्ञ, वैज्ञानिक, लेखक, शिक्षक, चिकित्सक, इंजीनियर या मजदूर कुछ भी बने आखिर राष्ट्र निर्माण का भवन इन्हीं की नींव पर खड़ा होता है. पर मुझे लगता है कि आज के समय में हम बच्चो के साथ अच्छा नहीं कर रहे. उन्हें भविष्य के लिए तैयार करते करते उनका "आज" उनसे छीन रहे हैं. दुनिया में धीरे-धीरे बच्चों का अकाल पड़ता जा रहा है. अकाल, बचपने का, अकाल भोली और सीधी साधी बातो का. पहले बचपन चौदह-पंद्रह साल तक रहता था. और मैं ज्यादा पहले की नहीं , बल्कि अपने ही बचपन के अनुभव से ऐसा बोल सकती हूँ. इस उम्र तक मेरे बचपन में ज्यादातर बच्चे अच्छा खाने और घूमने के आगे की बातें सोचते ही नहीं थे. पर आज के गतिशील समाज में बचपन सिमटता सा जा रहा है. हर जगह बच्चों में परिपक्वता सालने लगी है.

(गाय मीन्स काऊ (cow) - नई पीढ़ी की सीख)

कल TV पर एक शो देख रही थी. एक ७ साल की बच्ची ने कहा कि वो बड़े होकर ऑस्ट्रोनोट बनना चाहत…

Cheap vs.Expensive Bottled Water-The Cost of What is Free & Essential

If I ask you when you last bought packaged drinking water last, I am sure you would not count it from long ago. Obviously, because gone are the days when we used to count water as a free goodie from nature for all of us. We now buy this essential for life thing in various amount as per our needs. Be it a shopping mall or an amusement park, hospital or restaurant, travel time or even at home we pay for our drinking water.

During Durgapuja festival I had to buy drinking water from many places which made me notice how the price of the same drinking water changes from one shop to another. Buying a one-liter bottle of a reliable brand from a general store cost me Rs. 20, while the same brand bottle of an equal amount of water filled inside a pizza hut store cost me RS. 50 on the same day. The last bottle that I had bought was left in the car parked outside and I felt thirsty again while waiting for my ordered pizza. This made me ask for water at the cash counter where the person on servic…

5 things about Motherhood No One Told Me

Motherhood is undoubtedly the most rewarding role for a woman. Motherhood keeps reminding that you created a miracle in the form of your kid. This is no less than a boon that mothers all around the world cherish and treasure. Being a mother, I also bow down to the powers that motherhood has given to me. Things which used to look difficult before my son's arrival in my life, are now in my hands. And Day by day I am establishing my command over them.

During the 8th month of my pregnancy, I went to my parent's place. The whole month before my delivery went absolutely awesome and emotional. My mother used to share with me my childhood incidents. Some of them were funny and a few of them were gross. There were many good things about Motherhood that my mother told me. She tried to make me positive for the arrival of the new member. And I would give her 100 out of 100 for her efforts. I was very optimistic about my normal delivery and postpartum happenings.

However, other than lovey…

While Choosing Between Adidas and Puma

Sports are well promoted these days. Appreciably, the bravo bash of recent triumphs by Indian sports persons has allowed all of us to reconsider the sports person inside. For a few of those flowing in this wave it is time to identify their sport and choose their sportswear. For most sports persons the latter is as important as choosing their sport. Among all sportswear, shoes are considerably most important. Recently while deciding on my sports shoe brand, I get to know some interesting facts which I am sharing here with you.
I landed upon two well-known brands Adidas and Puma. And when I researched more about them, I found an interesting fact. The two most famous international brands are actually part of one common family owned business. The known as close rivals in the industry today had their origin from a Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Company of 1920. The two founders of this company were obviously the Dassler brothers, Adlof Dasslers and Rudolf Dassler who had started together in a…

#ThankfulThursdays Health is the Greatest Gift of Life

I really believe in this quote  I have always been a healthy child in the family. Whereas my younger sister has always been weak and easily prone to diseases. Amma (my mother) always took care of her younger daughter more, as my sister's health was tizzy ever since she was born.

She was underweight when came into this world. She was a weak and dark tone girl child.When Amma delivered her second girl child, the emotional burden was high. People were mourning the birth of another girl child. However, Amma put her best in nurturing her second daughter. She did everything to boost her immunity. She opted natural remedies to make her skin colour fairer. She even followed many spiritual therapies. However, my sister was only a little better. I often felt Amm used to set herself responsible for my sister's poor health. When Amma was pregnant, I was already in her life. Apart from taking care of 3 years old me, she used to take care of the whole join family. No one was much helpful ex…

5 Must Watch Movies Of Sanjeev Kumar (A Tribute to him)

One of the finest performers of Indian cinema is Sanjeev Kumar had said goodbye to the stage of this world on 6th of November in 1985. Most of us new generation people know him as Thakur of film Sholay, though this actor has played really versatile and soulful characters in many other remarkable Bollywood movies. The veteran actor of 80s was fit into any role from drama to action and from comedy to romance and to suspense also which made him win the national award for best actor in 1971 and 1973.  Let list here five best films of Sanjeev Kumar (according to me) that every cinema lover must watch : * Mausam:
This 1975 film is an absolute fine piece of drama by Gulzar. In this film, Sanjeev Kumar played a young man for a short time while the entire story shows him as an old man who is a doctor in regret. Although this film is believed to be made alive by Sharmila Tagore who played a double role performing both mother as well as daughter, I find the role of Sanjeev Kumar flawless in making…