Services for a new mother’s comfort – an exclusive list

New mother

Earlier I had written a post: Products for a new mother’s comfort – an exclusive list. This is Part 2 of that post. It lists the services that focus on a new mother’s needs and comfort. Everybody has different preferences, but when … Continue reading

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I cannot Pay it Forward this one time

Friends Helping

I think ‘Pay it forward’ is a nice concept but there is this one case where I am not able to get on board with it and I figured the best I can do right now is blog about it. … Continue reading

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How To Manage a Hobby or an Activity – Ideas for New Mothers

Fun Activity

I am part of an online group where I hang out with some of my girl friends. We revive old friendships, have fun chit-chatting and engage in soulful (read as ‘girly’ :)) conversations. One of the topics that gets discussed, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Buddha, Kamakura Buddha, Little Buddha and Lego Buddha

Little Buddha

Do you know these four  Buddhas? I got to know them during our recent trip. Hong Kong Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) was the first one we visited and boy, he did not disappoint! He sat on top of a hill and … Continue reading

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A Rock Garden I Saw When I Traveled Over the Globe

Rock Garden, Japan

There is a garden that one can see in under five seconds! Yup, that’s right. It is inside the Ryōan-ji template near Kyoto, Japan. I was there just a few days ago. Visiting this garden is a simple affair. You … Continue reading

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Sakura! Sakura! Sakura!

Sakura (Japan)

Whoever is shouting “Sakura! Sakura! Sakura!”, can you stop that please? Oh, never mind, looks like it might be the voice in my head :-) Our recent trip to Japan was timed so that we would catch sakura (Cherry Blossoms) … Continue reading

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Pick a Day, any One Day and Play the Game

Double Rainbow

Pick a day, any one day and pretend that everything that happens on that day is happening for you. Imagine that every thing is laid out perfectly, just so it appears in that exact fashion to you. When you get … Continue reading

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Costa Rica – a Totally Rich Place

Costa Rica

“It must be good to be a country that boasts of richness in its name itself” I said to myself when I heard that ‘Costa Rica’ means ‘Rich Coast’. But after spending a couple of weeks touring the country, I thought … Continue reading

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Kira (We The Living) and Nandini (Red Oleanders)

Red Oleanders

When I read the book ‘We the Living’ the first time, I could not understand the ending. The author, Ayn Rand, has said that this book is the closest she came to writing an autobiography. Ayn Rand left Russia and … Continue reading

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Reading Garfield and the Tiny Feet

Tiny Feet

After a long day I am resting in the bed. My son is next to me, much occupied in reading a book from the Garfield series. At the age of six, he has managed to fall in love with this famous, … Continue reading

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Products for a new mother’s comfort – an exclusive list

Products for a new mother's comfort

I recently attended a friend’s baby shower. It had the usual festivities — food, cake, decorations and also lots of cute baby toys and baby care products, nicely packaged and gifted to a truly surprised, half-blushing mother-to-be. As I stood … Continue reading

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Tears will then meet tears (# a photo soliloquy)

Tears will then meet tears

If you know love you will also know tears. If you don’t know tears yet, then set your love free. Let it soar and taste the blue sky. Your love might come back to you, then let that be a … Continue reading

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Take the First Step and then Do NOTHING!

Take the First Step

Let me ask you this – those of you who go through the monotony of a daily routine, do you sometimes think of an imaginary alternate profession or maybe a hobby that was once dear to you? For example, I … Continue reading

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What your mother never told you about postpartum

What your mother never told you about postpartum

“Emily Bridget Jones was born on July 21st. She weighed 8 lbs and was 20 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing fine.” How many times have you seen an announcement like this? Many times, right? It’s a great occasion that … Continue reading

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Facebook, what’s on your mind?

Facebook, what's on your mind?

Do people write diaries these days or is that an outdated concept now? I mean before I go too far with this, is this even a valid question in the days of Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the likes? If not … Continue reading

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My Favorite Places that I Visit Often

We found the treasure!

Do you visit your favorite places often? I do, almost every day. Thanks to my travel-enthusiast husband, we visit a lot of different countries and have a wonderful time there, but those places we visit only once. There are some … Continue reading

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Light at the End of the Tunnel – Playing the Game

Light at the end of the tunnel

“There is no light at the end of the tunnel” I said to myself. I was irritated. Nothing that I was trying to fix the situation was working. Maybe I was trying too hard. Maybe it was time to just … Continue reading

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For the Simple Joy of Learning

For the Simple Joy of Learning

“Coursera has added 17 new university partners” the e-mail in my inbox announced. With the introduction of these new universities, Coursera now offers a total of 195 courses. The courses span categories like Humanities,  Music, Food & Nutrition, Computer Science … Continue reading

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I Forgive You (# a photo soliloquy)

I Forgive You

Finally I reached this place – a place where I forgive you. It looks like this place is created just for me, exactly the way I need it. The glaciers kept cutting these mountains for a million years and the ocean … Continue reading

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A Peck on the Cheek and My Awkwardness Alert

A Peck on the Cheek and My Awkwardness Alert

My social circle exploded this year. It exploded like never before. There were many more events to attend, countless parties to go to and lots of cool people to hang out with. So what if  the events were my son’s … Continue reading

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