Tag: candidchildhood

Keep it real

April 20, 2018

An eyewash. Yes, that’s what I like to call it. Parties, club hopping, designer dresses and Stuart Weitzman. Ok, maybe not Stuart, that’s taking it too far. Guccis and Louboutins. Fancy hotels, expensive Liqueurs, and postcard photos. A larger than life lifestyle. Perfect pout, high heels, and salon ready hair. This – while working in […]

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Grandparents – Always and Forever

April 12, 2018

They’re often called by various names. Dada, Dadu, Dadi, Nana, Nanu, Nani, Nani-ma, Bade papa, Badi ma being the favourites amongst many. They are our Grandparents.   I have fond memories of my childhood when holidays and school breaks meant a visit to Nani House. Bags were packed and countdowns recited with uncontained excitement. Nani […]

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Playing Favourites

April 9, 2018

The first time it happened, she cried. She was hurt, disappointed, and heart-broken. She saw it happening but her heart refused to accept it. To her, it felt like a thousand needles were piercing her soul. She was bewildered, kept questioning herself on what did she do wrong? Over the next few days and weeks, she […]

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Choices – The role you play

April 3, 2018

Choices “What are your choices when someone puts a gun to your head? What are you talking about? You do what they say or they shoot you. WRONG. You take the gun, or you pull out a bigger one. Or, you call their bluff. Or, you do any one of a hundred and forty-six other […]

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Hello Hills and Babywearing!

November 23, 2017

A week back, we were breathing in fresh air, basking in the sun and exploring the hills. This was Rey’s fifth vacation and the second one to the hills. 13-20 Nov, 2017 Manali . So a few of you asked me how we managed to explore and walk so much with a toddler. The answer […]

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Fun with Numbers

November 4, 2017

A Human brain is a masterpiece with the most complex machinery.  Everyone has it, yet it works differently for different people. It receives input from the sensory organs in the body and sends coordinated output to the muscles. Even though we are all born with the five senses, we do not start fully exploiting them […]

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Toy Station – DIY

October 28, 2017

Given my obsession with redoing Rey’s playroom every couple of months, this post shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone! I had always wanted a toy station or corner for Rey’s room from where he could access all his toys and books. I had a few ideas in mind. But didn’t find anything that got me excited. Needless to […]

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Early START to STEM

October 23, 2017

Did you know that the first five years of a child’s life form the foundation to how he will function later on in life? They learn rapidly and grasp more quickly in these formative years than at any other time throughout their life. Early learning, therefore, plays a pivotal role in the development of the […]

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This Diwali – Gift Learning

October 13, 2017

It’s the festive season with Diwali (one of India’s biggest and most celebrated festivals) just around the corner. Diwali or Deepavali – meaning a row of lamps, known as the Festival of Lights is celebrated with great aplomb and fanfare in India. It is the time when preparations start weeks ahead. A time when we […]

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Barber Black Sheep

September 20, 2017

What is more dreadful for a parent to a toddler than a vaccination shot? A toddler’s haircut! Its 15 agonizing minutes of the child screaming bloody murder! Rehaan was born with a full head and at 20 months has already had 5 haircuts. It wasn’t all smiles till a while back. Each passing visit meant […]

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