Author: Upasana

The Challenges of a Cleanliness-Freak Mom in Gurugram

Living in the NCR dust becomes part and parcel of our lives. I would say it’s so woven into our lives that at times we become immune to its presence. We also have seasonal dust in the NCR.. like this unique, one of a kind “ Aandhi” – which literally translates to a dust storm. These monsters are so bad that if you come in from one and lick your lips. You can taste dust. Dusting as a task is one of the most important in any household. Although sometimes I feel we’re just displacing the dust as opposed...

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Book Review of Anuja Chauhan’s ‘Baaz’

I’ve always enjoyed Anuja Chauhan’s exceptionally fluid style of writing. As you read you feel like a really close friend of yours is telling you a story. Baaz ( meaning a falcon in Hindi ) is the story of a young boy: Ishaan Faujdaar from the hinterland of Haryana. Set against the 1971 war this book has nuggets of nostalgia for us 80’s kids. Her accounts of the war are all too real and recount takes from a pilot as well as civilians view. One instance of nostalgia is when Anuja re creates the famous Liril soap advertisement in...

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My Yummy Mummy Guide – Book Launch

Fortis Mamma Mia invited Karisma Kapoor as well as well known Consultant Nutrisionist Ishi Khosla to launch the new book " my Yummy Mummy guide". Authored by Karisma Kapoor this tells the Indian aspect of Conception, Pregnancy and all the myths surrounded by it.  The book is co authored by Madhuri Banerjee. Karisma gives useful and practical tips on how to lose post baby weight.That is but evident in how svelte she looks. Many suggestions on how to deal with the stress and how to work on the guilt that every mom feels.    Raising children as well as handling a career that too a film one is no mean task. Karisma said that she makes a regular old fashioned paper and pen list every day of what needs to be done.    She also claimed to be part Tiger as well as helicopter and a submarine Mom. She says everyday is a learning experience.    I had the opportunity to introduce our forum " GurgaonMoms " and ask her  this question: "What would be one piece of advice you would give to our Moms regardless of thier age etc?"   Karisma Kapoor replied " Just trust your own instincts.They are the most reliable for your kids."    The discussion included the pressures felt by mothers today to get back in shape, resume careers as well as play a successful...

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