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The Adorable Dads

7:30 pm -The phone rings….. “Hello hello hello…can you hear me”…a very anxious father calls up n repeats “hello” without even waiting for the other end to respond… “Yes papa, I can hear you loud n clear…how are you?”His girlie responds sweetly… “So all set to go?” “Hanji papa” “It’s going to be very cold there, hope you have kept your jackets, caps, gloves, and socks properly….” he inquires… “Papa….all set “she responds… “Don’t forget to keep your tickets n passport in the outer pocket” another instruction follows…..n she nods like an obedient child. “Carry a book with you…do...

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Durga Yadav and her extraordinary journey

Durga Yadav is from Delwara, a village near Udaipur, Rajasthan. It’s a typical story of her being married off at the age of 5. She came to live with her husband’s family at the age of 15, becoming a mother only one year later. But the extraordinary journey begins as Durga wanted a different future for her children. She became inspired by her mother-in-law who was a master in stitching and patchwork. Crafts run in the family; her elder sister was working at Sadhna, a women’s cooperative of 700 masters in embroidery in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Sadhna provides income to female...

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Only If – A Poem by Meenakshi M Singh

If Only He was enchanted to see the swell of my bosom, Only if he could see the desires buried in my heart He admired my pretty face and my plump pink lips Only if he knew the ways to bring Careless laughter there He loved my fair glowing skin Only if he could touch my soul deep Often he relished the favourite dishes I cooked Only if sometimes he could hold those hands My hands, toiled and waiting forever to be held on a walk He was proud to possess me as a glowing jewel Only if he...

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Circus: A Fundoo Place

Want to take your kids out for a fun lunch on a lovely winter afternoon? Then a well-loved dining bar from South Extension, Circus, has just opened doors at our favourite eating space Cyberhub. Nothing about this place is boring, with its spunky interiors and a large clown made of stained glass behind the bar, to masked waiters, and a fun street food menu with healthy options. Mr. Rajvir, the manager, greeted us with some innovative beverages. We chose, Joker no. 9 which had mandarins, and a Masala Gang-which came in flavours like anaardana, raam laddoo, kala khatta etc....

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Why is personal finance more important for women?

The feminist in me cries hoarse “men and women are same”! However when it comes to finances there are glaring differences which should not be ignored. Many of these challenges are an outcome of our changing socio-economic fabric. Let’s talk about them Income Disruption Out of my close group of 5 friends, only 2 are currently working rest 3 are on a break to take care of their young children!  All of us boast of good education and until our children were born were quite focused on our careers. Given our society makeup, women are still considered as the primary...

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Vaastu Tips for New Year

The New Year is upon us and it brings with it a whole lot of aspirations, expectations, and hopes. While many of us are cherishing the happy memories, reconsidering our decisions, learning from the challenges faced, making new resolutions… Being a Vaastu Expert, I bring to you some small key things that you can inculcate in your home interiors to cleanse, restore and enhance the Vaastu of your house!!! Cleanse by Declutter Mantra… You might have heard this earlier too, but we can’t re-enforce this enough. Every useless object in your house is clogging your store, staircase, closets, box...

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