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A Sea Of Experience...A Weekend special!

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With demanding schedules of children and husband, off late, finding quality time had become so very difficult.  I was longing for a short break from my 24*7 duty. Somehow it was not working out...but thelast Sunday turned out be excuse-free ...children were all hale and hearty, there were no impending exams or projects to be worked on...and most important, my ever so busy husband had a whole day free and reserved only for us!! What to do with it now? As the migrants in the dream city Mumbai, we were scouting for the places to visit for an entire day. A gud friend from town suggested a cruise...
One day cruise??? I wondered...but then it really turned out to be a perfect sail. Soon we were about to venture on to Mumbai - Alibaug exploration via sea! As nothing was planned, we announced to the children that its going to be a Vikings day out! They were thrilled at the idea of packing their bags for a day. Thus we set out for Gateway Of India in late hours of morning on Sunday from where ou…

Winter Skin Care...Let Home Remedies Have A Fair Share!!!

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Thundi hawa, Ye chandani suhani. Aye Mere dil suna koi kahani... went Kishore Da on one of the radio stations as we were travelling from Mumbai to Pune. Suddenly, from the back seat, came a shrike, "What "Suhani thundi hawa"? This dry winter is a real monster... a culprit...its playing all, not so suhani tricks on my skin". That was my niece, who else, a youngistan brigade member! But in the minds of mind, I agreed with her outburst. Chills of demonetization and chills of the season are playing naughty tricks on one and all. Chills of demonetization are good for the country in general and we the common citizens in particular; But the dry, dull, flaky and irritated skin is a genuine NO NO!!! 
Every other shop in the neighborhood is stocked with winter lotions and creams, to the brim. The TV and radio commercials are bombarding us with a lot of options to pamper our skin. But with all these options one gets more confused and indecisive. And look at the price tags..the…

Share And Care...Lesson Learnt From Children!

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CHILDREN,
Their Innocent Smile.....
Threw away my worries a mile.
Their Selfless Love.....
That is the most I wish to have.
Their Serious Talks.....
Which revolves only around their friends.
Their Childhood Games....
Free of all the Tensions and Blames.
And,
The Best is to.....find the Happiness in the Smallest Things they do.

While we teach our children all about life.....Our children teach us what life is all about!!!
One such experience I would like to share with you is where our kids came together to do one PROJECT......NOT A SCHOOL PROJECT... But, a live and life value project which taught them many values and gave them tremendous happiness.....This was a learning experience for us too!!!

The project was GIANT EFFORTS BY TINY HANDS,wherein kids came together and made some craft items. It included painting diyas, making lanterns, book marks, decorating envelops, lamp shades, greeting cards, decorating hair bands etc to name a few. All were priced in the range of Rs 20/- to Rs 40/-. The idea wa…

A Sweet Journey Of Weight Loss...

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The season of festivities which had started from Ganesh Chaturthi had finally and as usual sadly, come to an end with Bhaubeej. As we were busy putting away the lamps, lanterns and festoons, we heard a sudden shriek from one of our colleagues. It sounded as if she had sighted a ghost, althoughi would attribute it more to sighting of a cockroach. We all ran towards her, only to find her horrified and staring down at the weighing scale...."Oh my God!!! I have put on 7 kgs in the last 3 months!!!" she gasped. Who wouldn't, after all those sweets and savories that found their way into our tummies!!!
There was an instant deja vu to my own reaction after last Diwali. Exactly a year back, I had mustered up the courageto step on to a weighing scale....and what i saw, was a number that wouldn't let me sleep in peace. My husband had been selected for a Fellowship Training in BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC SURGERY(surgery to treatobesity and diabetes)which led us to discuss at length a…