The other day I sat with Angel during her online Hindi classes. She’s in first grade and the virtual learning is proving a tad challenging while learning a new language. Added to it the constant commotion in a typical kiddo class punctuated with random chat messages and her annoyance knew no bounds (Yes, she’s a… Read More Why ‘Thou shalt keep learning’ is my motto in life!
“Child is the father of man” ~ William Wordsworth. I can still clearly recall how animatedly George Sir, our English teacher in school, explained the meaning of this beautiful idiom to us. Although my amateur mind couldn’t entirely fathom the deep meaning hidden behind those words back then, I’m fairly certain that now I can.… Read More How to address Mental Health of senior citizens in India #CauseAChatter
We Indians are passionate movie lovers. Our lives, memories and even thoughts find relevance with some movie we liked or disliked. We laugh, cry, dream and achieve vicariously through its characters. We celebrate our success in any sport as much onscreen as off it. Movies bind us together a nation. However, has the influence that… Read More 5 Progressive Movies That Broke Gender Stereotypes #CauseAChatter
I’m a diehard romantic and my voracious appetite for all-things-love has been liberally supplemented with sumptuous helpings of Yash Chopra movies since childhood. A love story has a way of touching the deepest corners of our heart in the most intimate way. When Shahrukh Khan spread his arms wide in DDLJ and proclaimed ‘Come…fall in… Read More Does every love story need a closure? #30ColoursOfLove #Love
“Chetan Bhagat ka book ekdum superhit hai Sir! Aur bhi hain, dekhoge?” I urged to the suited man before he disinterestedly rolled up his car window and sped off. I chided myself for deserting my father’s book stall and following the usual herd to the traffic signal in hope of some quick sale. He would… Read More My Life Around Books #StoryTellersBlogHop
“Are you a feminist?” a friend asked me when I was in college. I didn’t know what it meant back then and am not exactly certain even now. However, I candidly answered that I believe in women standing up for them and owning their identity. Any other definition of feminism is perhaps agenda-driven. Since then… Read More Are you teaching gender-based trust or distrust? #CauseAChatter
Call me weird but stepping into a new year has never excited me. I’m not a resolution maker and don’t believe that a change of calendar has anything to do with turning a new leaf in our life. However, I’ve been fascinated with choosing a Word of the Year for direction last couple of years… Read More 2020 in a nutshell: A Year of thrills, gambles and revelations!