Monthly Archives: September 2011

Feeding Time

An authoritative study by British researchers reports that children of working mothers are less healthy than those mothers who stay at home. The study also cites data that children of full-time working mothers were driven to school by moms or … Continue reading

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I had an arranged marriage. We lived in Bombay that has become Mumbai now. I had finished my Masters and was teaching undergraduates for a year and a few alliances were coming in recommended by friends. My father’s colleague had … Continue reading

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Choices–from the Internet

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the  rest on the operational track. The train is coming, and you are just … Continue reading

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Hot Water and digestion

“The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating”. This is a message that is doing the rounds where it talks about heart attacks. This … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Holistic Cooking

SHADRUCHI—SIX FACETS OF TASTE Two important aspects of life are associated with the tongue—Taste and Speech. Our elders advise us to control both as one can lead to excess and illness and the other can land you in trouble! Ayurveda … Continue reading

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Things I don’t tell about

Confessions are very painful. What seemed to be grave injustice when we are younger and lacking in self-confidence, or feeling insecure seems now in hindsight to be just over-reactions. I have some pet peeves that I have never aired…here goes: … Continue reading

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I must have been short of breath when I suggested this topic…..something that happens to me a lot. I am an asthmatic and do not stir out of the house without my inhalers or out of the city without packing … Continue reading

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Madurai Collector Mr Sahayam –Refuses to take a bribe

Under A Dangerous Motto – Madurai Collector Mr Sahayam Under A Dangerous Motto By refusing to take bribes, the Madurai collector has earned 18 transfers in 20 years, a modest house and bank balance and lots of respect by PUSHPA … Continue reading

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Let it go!!

By T. D. Jakes There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another … Continue reading

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Vinayaka Chathurthi–Birthday of Ganesha the elephant headed God!!

Lord Ganesha’s birthday is celebrated all over India with great enjoyment and celebrations. Known as Vinayaka Chaturthi the festival is observed in the month of Aavani (August-September) on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon). The festival lasts … Continue reading

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