In the internet age, every user has to bear in mind ‘caveat utilitor -> let the user beware‘ . It is even more important for social media users who click on buttons oblivion of the fact what you are agreeing to or signing up for. Facebook’s latest privacy scandal only rubs this fact on our face. [Click here to read more & understand about the scandal] How many of us enjoyed take those quizzes? What we didn’t realise is how we are giving away private information about us and making it available to all kind of people online. Some...Read More
A significant part of any child’s growth is the experiences and the exposure he gets from various opportunities in life. This fuels the imagination and flexibility in him. These two traits serve as the two most significant distinctions between leaders and followers. Our ability to imagine things distinguishes us from other species. It influences everything we do, think and create. It leads to elaborate theories, dreams, and inventions in any profession from the realms of academia to engineering and the arts. Science is a subject that requires rich imagination. Conducting hands-on experiments allows children to witness wonders of science,...Read More
Bela had got married in her thirties which was very late by the norms which existed way back in the sixties. She had been a school teacher and her husband had a government job. Life was simple and they settled into matrimony pretty soon. The complexities of today about love, space, respect and knowing the person beforehand, did not cause any problems back then. One just became the two tyres of a bicycle, in total synchronization with each other. No questions asked. None answered. Very soon they raised their family and were blessed with a son first and a...Read More
Motherhood is physically and emotionally overwhelming.My daughter was born much earlier than the due date. The most important event in my life was most unplanned! I was totally unprepared for the roller-coaster ride that followed. In the initial few months, I kept thinking that if I had some clarity I would have been better prepared. After 4 years I have wizened up. I know nothing can emotionally and physically prepare you for motherhood. It is a task which is learnt on the job itself. But one thing one can definitely be prepared for is the financial aspect of having a baby. So...Read More
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...Read More
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