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The Ice That Never Melted After Him

Late Daya Shanker Mishra

He was only 57 when he left this world without giving us any signals, any ultimatums. Just an hour before his demise, he was combing his hair for too long and my maa mocked him for his partial baldness. He smiled, looked into the mirror and said, “Don’t you think I’m the most handsome Nana (Grand father of my daughter) anyone could have ever seen?” I don’t know whether my father was the most handsome man on this earth or ... Read More »

Old Age Home Diary: Unloved but Sheltered, Abandoned yet Loved

Old Age Home Paramshantidham Vrudhashram

We live, we die, but only memories survive! I visited Paramshantidham Vrudhashram, an old age home, on 14th May in Mumbai for the very first time! I remember being taken to one on behalf of my school when I was probably in 3rd or 4th standard. But that time, I was too young, immature and carefree to sense the scenario there. All we could do was to play along hanging here and there! So, this was indeed the first time ... Read More »

You are my Shade & I am your Shadow Mom 👯

mothers day #MyFilmyMom

“Wish on a star, say a prayer… Sometimes miracles come in pair!” 😇 Be it the rising mercury or the fading twilight We’ve always desired for miracles, ain’t I right? But I never really encountered the urge to wish for any such miracle in my life probably because it had already happened to me the day I was born. And that angel is none other than the one who granted me those wings to fly in the sky-high spirits of my ... Read More »

#MyFilmyMom as Classy, as Nagging, as Maya Sarabhai

Maya Sarabhai mothers day #MyFilmyMom

This is a winning post in the Mother’s Day contest by  “Faster than a sugar amped toddler, more powerful than any tantrum and able to read the thoughts of sneaky children everywhere”— that’s how the world perceives a filmy mom. And mine is no less with the very characteristics possessed by the posh and urban Maya Sarabhai from Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai. 😬 Clothes, shoes and accessories might make them look pretty, but what makes my mom an extraordinarily simple, sophisticated ... Read More »

She is Unbeatable Because India Beats in Her! 🇮🇳 💓

#moreindianthanyouthink sangeeta mishra norwegian in India

Have you seen this TVC by Lufthansa Airlines? It embodies the true ethos of India and reflects its growing and ever-glowing global influence. Though the spirit of India is portrayed in a humorous way, this TVC very wittily tells how the whole world appreciates Indians’ energy and enthusiasm and want to beat their winning stride by following them in their silly yet simple ways. The protagonist, the coach in the TVC says, “If you want to beat Indians, you have ... Read More »

Predictions & Predications: #MoreIndianThanYouThink

Sangeeta Mishra with Bergshaven foreigner predictions #MoreIndianThanYouThink

“You may also be able to predict what’s next and then have the flexibility to evolve.”— Marc Benioff. We Indians have a tendency to predict and predicate about things, situations, conditions and people. That’s the reason we have astrologers, fortune tellers and soothsayers in abundance. Indian children have to face such predictions and predications about their future during their growing days, not only from the elders of the family but also from the innumerable people around. As a child, I ... Read More »

My ‘Bindi-gasm’ 🔴 #MoreIndianThanYouThink

bindi the style symphony

Life is all about making your own choices, and I made mine by sticking to my roots. Or, should I say that I was not given any choices but to stick to them? Looking like a stereotypical emblem of India is indeed pride for me today but there was a time when I was being ridiculed for it for my ways of dressing, speaking and behaving. I was 18, just married and expected to be dressed like a married Indian ... Read More »

The Complexity of Indian Complexion & India Shines

Indian journey the style symphony

She sobbed when despite delivering her best she was entitled as the runner up in the fancy dress competition of the Montessori section. She wept when she was punished by her teacher in the primary class just because of a talkative group was caught, though she was nowhere involved. She was excruciated when they said ‘No’ to her despite her good acting skills. She longed to play Cinderella in the high school play, but the lead role was passed on ... Read More »

The Space Crusader: #ColgateMagicalStories

Children are natural flyers and they live in their own zero gravity zones of creativity and nothing can weigh them down from soaring high. Their creativity propels them to the zenith’s height, from where they refuse to get back to the ground reality. These qualities make them the astronauts in true sense, light in weight but grave with potential. My 3 and a half years old nephew Adwik is a story-teller, a chatter-box! He floats in his own space but ... Read More »

तिनकों के सहारे: A Woman on Women’s Day!

raja ravi verma painting

A very happy Women’s Day to all of you! To all the daughters, sisters, mothers, my post is dedicated to all those women who are unsung, unheard. Hope you all have received wishes of Women’s Day from all over by now. 8th of March comes and goes every year. We receive appreciations, applause, wishes and gifts every year, celebrate the day like any other festival, and then go back to our shackled routine lives. We feel great being women. We ... Read More »

Why Children Need Their Personal Space? A Poetic Fiction

Adwik Habios car bed

Children are nature’s greatest gift to us, but it hurts when they lose their connection with nature. A touch of turf beneath their feet and a shade of the vast and vivid sky above their head, are those vital elements our kids are missing today. And the saddest part is that we can’t do anything to fill this void in our children’s life. So, the best way to compensate the loss is to befit their lives with a personal space ... Read More »

My Little Girl Turned into a Saree Clad Lady and I Cried Again

graduation ceremony Anindhya Notre Dame Academy

17th December 2016 — for me it was a day to be cherished forever. My clumsy little baby Anindhya turned into a graceful lady, as I wrapped the first saree of her life around her. Finally, she has  graduated from the prestigious institution Notre Dame Academy and I’m left with thousands of emotions, feelings, memories and experiences. Exactly 8 years back, Maitreni graduated from the same school and on that day, I made her wear a white saree (though it ... Read More »

3 Simple Steps to investing in Luxury Dubai Properties

AYKON City DAMAC properties Dubai

Dubai Real estate market got a huge popularity w.r.t. return and hence most of the expats has already started investing in Dubai to get good return out of their investments. Damac Properties is one of the leading real estate company in Dubai. They construct and offer luxury residential and commercial properties for sale in Dubai, UAE and other Gulf countries. The famous projects by DAMAC include:  – Akoya Oxygen  – Akoya Imagine  – Aykon City The real estate market is ... Read More »

RAVAN DAHAN: Let us kill the real demon inside us

ravan dahan

Finally, the diurnal event of burning the demon, steeped into hoary mythology, symbolizing triumph of virtue over vice is over. Celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervor, this custom made me wonder as to whether Ravan can be considered a Demon in today’s time? Eyeing over other’s wife, abducting  her deceitfully and forcibly, in a fit of raze while blinded with anger was considered his sin, despite being admired and respected as an erudite and a master of arts and crafts. Absconding ... Read More »

Yaadon Ki Baraat with Yaaron Ki Baraat: Journey down the memory lane

Yaaron Ki Baraat

We were Montessori friends! From our broken milk teeth as toddlers to that first pimple in the teenage; from the first trophy in the spelling contest to that hiding of our report cards from parents for those falling grades, we shared all those priceless moments together. We shared all those moments together, sweet or sour, happiness or sorrow. Those were the moments stolen from my true and worth cherishing friendship with my childhood friend Priyanka. We hardly meet today being ... Read More »

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