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Zebra Crossing

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" Hurry up guys..hop on...we are kinda late!", I blurted out as I got my car to the podium where two eager souls and a calm heart was waiting for me. We were to go for a movie and were running late.  It was a date with much awaited movie show for three generations..me, my mom and my kids. "Some one's mom is gonna fly us to the theater", said my mom. And before everyone was comfortable in their seats, I drove off! Not only the movie, but the trailer of the upcoming releases, ahead of the show, was something I really loved to watch, always! So did not wish to miss them. 
Murphy's* law (if something has to go wrong, it will!) was very much interested in proving itself right that day. And I feel, rather strongly feel that when we are running out of time, it does turn out as the naughty goblin...And it did! We were stuck in the traffic, courtesy the marriage procession and then some un-supportive traffic signals. The movie theater was just few blocks away from wh…

YES BOSS

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"Boss"...  one of the most important and equally complex relationship in a corporate environment. As we take a first dip in the corporate world, our immediate reporting manager becomes a guide or captain who helps us to sail through the initial phases of our career. Since we must trust and follow our mentor, we tend to agree on most of the issues. That’s when we come across this most frequently used word ‘YES BOSS’!
Though in totality, the word depicts positive affirmation, the intention or thought behind it is very critical. Even though this word is used for boss management, there are divided school of thoughts in its application and intent.
Many of them follow this simple rule of ‘YES BOSS’ either due to fear of conflict or some of them use it for their own advantage. It’s often argued whether success is purely dependent upon sincerity, effort and ability to work??? Raises, perks and promotion often depend directly on how you manage your manager. This often leads to wonder t…

Xciting Thing That Never Happened!!!

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"Hurrah!! The Vacation Started.............." came shouting, my daughter ...returning home from last day of her school. What a relief........when those words reached my ears....now at least for few days.......no more getting up early......preparing tiffin.....taking studies......Ahh! I was so happy as if it was my vacation!!!
Good Thought!! What if it was my vacation, what would I have done???Wishes and dreams fly with the speed of sunlight or may be faster.... While cooking food in the kitchen, I was tele-ported my wonderland!
First thing first.....Fresh and hot cuppa of tea in the open lawns of my bungalow nestled in nature's beauty, surrounded by snow clad mountains, valleys and greenery all around! Was it the nature around or the hot tea that was pleasing my senses...hard to find out!
No bargaining in dreams please......Sky is the Limit!!
Next is to take my own sweet time to get ready.. thats a luxury you know... ask any mom of two bubbly kids!  And here I am ready to ha…

Why???...To Why Not!!!

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Why (Y) for women :
Why ??? 'why' always has be a first question for all women ....may it be her personal life or professional life or family life? She always has to face first of all a...  " why " ???  Nearly a hundred years since women won the right to vote, their political and societal power is still only a fifth of what it should be... 
 Now , it's a high time that we need our space , our freedom , our identity, our growth ... History had witnessed many women with exceptional bravery and intelligence who walked shoulder to shoulder with men of their times. Let us remember woman of the freedom era who fought bravely for their country and contributed towards the achievement of independence of the country India. They are still source of inspiration for us , They still fill our hearts with respect and courage. 
In simple words, we have the brilliant opportunity to expand our philosophical, psychological , physical and professional potential by obtaining our God give…

Vision Yoga

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Yoga’ as the word, as the way of life, is gaining popularity across the world. The word ‘Vision’ added to it catches further attention since it involves one of the most vital organs of the human body. My daughter was recommended spectacle at an early stage of five and I was little disappointed and worried on how this would turn out going forward. We were recommended to a therapy or course by our neighbour who had found positive result after completing the full course. We were little hesitant, however we thought there was nothing to lose to give it an attempt. We went through a routine check-up and were recommended a two-week course which was to be continued at home on everyday basis.

Vision Yoga is conceptualized by Dr R.S. Agarwal.He has studied and researched at the Sri Aurobindo School for Perfect Eyesight after which he has designed the course and exercise tools, techniques and material.He has been in this field since 1997 and has educated over eleven thousand people on restoring, …

Unexpected Guest...What Do I Serve?

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Hello friends. I am sure each one of us has gone through this situation at some point in our lives. You get this unexpected call from a close friend or relative that they are in town and would like to meet up in an hour or so. Out of sheer courtesy and love, you offer them to join you for a meal.....and they accept the invite graciously. That is when the alarm bells in your mind start ringing!!!! Suddenly you realize that you have a messy house to be set straight and a meal to be ready in ONE HOUR!! The panic sets in..."What do I do? What should I make? Do I have the groceries and ingredients??

CONFUSION REIGNS!!

But now, no more. This is not a war zone, so don't worry. Its not that difficult a situation to handle. Take a deep breath, calm down and quickly clean out the living room and dining areas. Just a quick look at the washroom and you are set. 

Next, walk into the kitchen and just sort out the groceries and ingredients available at your disposal. Its easy to make up dishes…

Taiwan Chronicles

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Hello friends. I hope each one had a lovely weekend. After a relaxed weekend, its back to the grind of daily routine called "Work". There is one reason I looked forward to this Monday though..... you guessed it right.... the pleasure of getting to read some great blogs!!! 
My topic for T is a short post about my trip to the wonderful country TAIWAN. Taiwan is a small, beautiful island to the east of the Chinese Mainland. Although it is not a very big country as far as total area goes (35,883 km2 or 13,855 sq mi), the natural beauty of this country really left us awestruck. We chose to take a 5-day guided tour of the island as we found it convenient, but one can choose to tour on their own too as the transport facilities are pretty good. The best time to visit Taiwan is between February to April, which is spring season there. Although Taiwan has much more to offer than what i can cover here, I will give just a few glimpses of this mesmerizing country.
DAY 1 : TAIPEI
We landed at…

Summer Craft For Kids...Holiday Special!

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Summer is here, ever rising mercury has announced it in a real HOT way!... And it's a vacation time for kids as well !!! It is usually kids ' favoritetimeof the year'- but not so for parents and nannies. It can be tricky finding activities to keep your child occupied during this time off from school.Other than days by the pool, what can you do to bring some excitement into the seemingly endless dog days of summer  ? The answer is :  CRAFTS ! Here I am giving you some kids friendly craft ideas that are inexpensive, easy, great for all age groups and perfect to do indoors.  When we talk about summer , the first thing that pops up in our mind is " SUN " . Lets bring the sunshine at home without the heat with this easy to make SUN craft.
Materials required for SUN :
* A waste c.d. * Scissor * Glue * Sketch pens * Colorful paper strips ( 1 c.m. Wide and 12 c.m. Long ) * Yellow and white A4 size paper sheet ( you can use card papers for both )
Method :
1. First,  cut a small circ…

Rose Diaries

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Roses have long, colorful history .The rose is the king of flowers(or should I say queen??) It has been grown in many different colors over centuries .They are available  in a wide range like red, pink, white, yellow, orange and many more. They have been specially bred to grow in a wide variety of growing habitats and colors. Rose is widely usedacross the world as symbol of love, sympathy or sorrow.
Different colors signify different meanings. I am listing some of these below. You are welcome to share your opinions too!!!
Red Rose- A red rose expression of love. Red roses usually show deep affection.
Pink Rose- There are lot of variations of the pink color. Usually pink roses are used to express gentle emotions and deep, endless love.