• Fly like a kite, with a little string in my hand
    Neha Mirashi | 03-Aug-2019
    The word "possessive" takes on a very strong and real meaning when your child starts interacting, and actually liking other people. And if this happens in the " i need to start disciplining my child" phase, you have had it. It is a mental roller coaster. You want to be the "good cop", always. You also know you cannot afford to be the good cop, because there is no "bad cop" around, other than you, not for many miles.I am still trying to figure out what disciplining means.I am trying hard to look into my past to see how, or even if, my sister and i were disciplined. For some reason, the word discipline brings forth a negative image. A picture of a cane and military style stand-in-attention, in a straight line, with ram rod straight backs. No laughing, no smiling, no giggling.When Aria makes a mess on the floor with water and mud, am i supposed to discipline her or let the joy on her face overrule?When Aria insists on eating on her own in the most messy way possible, am i supposed to discipline her or appreciate
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  • It´s your life!
    LanguageCafe | 02-Aug-2019
    It´s your life! Let it inspire everyone around you! By your choices, aspirations, bravery, humility, and unpredictability!
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  • Kapil Muzumdar | 01-Aug-2019
    We all have memories of our childhood, largely vivid, but I’ll tell you one memory, which will directly, sort of, work on not your brain but your heart. When our teachers taught us, let’s say a poem, they would say, “by heart this and come tomorrow”. It always used to be ‘by heart’. And we used to go home and read it ten times over. Take that poem in our hand from this corner to that, we used to sort of repeat the lines and reciting the lines and transport all the content on the page to our brain. The next day morning we used to reach school and would speak a good 8 out of 10 lines perfectly. That for us was ‘by heart’. Did we ever give it a thought of why was it called ‘by heart’? That next morning when we stood there and recited the entire poem where we got 8 out of 10 lines correctly, was it really ‘by heart’? The fact is it was ‘by mind’. We minded it. And from that day onwards till the current day, we’ve been accust
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  • Under our Umbrella
    Neha Mirashi | 01-Aug-2019
    This is for the people of Aurnagabad, who only hear about the rains in other places but are yet to experience the real monsoon! You think rain and all sort of images conjure up...for me, it is a nice cup of hot tea, a book (maybe a kindle), sitting by the window and some uninterrupted reading time, all to myself, all by myself, with the rain drops performing a symphony on their stage of the windowsill.It also makes me want to sing and dance, and actually believe in the romance of life.Aahh...rain....where art thou?The sun is sizzling, the roads are hot, mirages are dancing on the tarmac, the trees are losing their green hope and turning to brown despair again. The metal in the street is hot to touch, and the dust is flying free in this torturous reign of rising temperatures. The phone is still buzzing with messages for "summer sale" from retailers, clearing away what they thought was the last of their summer stock, more needs to be re-ordered. Ice creams and cold drinks, fired from the show, have been given
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  • Not everyone you let go is a loss.
    Sonal yakkundi | 28-Jul-2019
    Not everyone you let go is a loss.   Yes, Friendships are important. You need friends who brighten your life. Friendship is a two-way relation. Give and take is a perfect formula to maintain it. If your friend gives 50 percent, you should try and give more. But you should NEVER BE emotionally dependent on a friendship. Emotions like attachment, anger and love are temporary.  Such emotions should not affect you.  Some people are not worth your time/emotions and care.  Yes, the ego is wrong. But you should not lose self-respect and keep someone in life just because you are emotionally dependent on them. Choose yourself, choose self-respect.  Once you love yourself, people will love you. Hence if you choose self-respect, you will be respected. May it be a best friend or anyone, NO one is allowed to take you for granted. You don't need friends who are dominating/selfish or "who needs you coz they are lonely and miserable" Get the hell out of such toxic relations and be free. 
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  • Sonal yakkundi | 28-Jul-2019
    Not everyone you let go is a loss.   Yes, Friendships are important. You need friends who brighten your life. Friendship is a two-way relation. Give and take is a perfect formula to maintain it. If your friend gives 50 percent, you should try and give more. But you should NEVER BE emotionally dependent on a friendship. Emotions like attachment, anger and love are temporary.  Such emotions should not affect you.  Some people are not worth your time/emotions and care.  Yes, the ego is wrong. But you should not lose self-respect and keep someone in life just because you are emotionally dependent on them. Choose yourself, choose self-respect.  Once you love yourself, people will love you. Hence if you choose self-respect, you will be respected. May it be a best friend or anyone, NO one is allowed to take you for granted. You don't need friends who are dominating/selfish or "who needs you coz they are lonely and miserable" Get the hell out of such toxic relations and be free. 
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  • If a woman speaks and nobody is listening , her name is probably MOM!
    Team Kalamwali | 24-Jul-2019
    - BY EESHA PATWARDHAN   A year earlier I may have read this quote and scoffed at it not feeling the weight of every single word. Today , two months after being blessed with a baby , these words have a whole new meaning to me. Motherhood is the least appreciated yet most gratifying job any human could ever have . Motherhood is like the air we breathe, its vital to life yet we take it for granted . We accept it because we have it so readily available and on top of that a mothers love knows no bound so all the more reason for us to take it for granted . But motherhood is no cakewalk for sure. A mother is born the day a baby is born , a woman quickly switches over to the role of a caregiver and nurturer . It is not only physically painful to become a mother but also a very long and difficult mental journey . From being somebody else’s baby , you now suddenly have one to call your own and within seconds of it being born you need to care for it . a.k.a feed it , love it and make it all your own. Wh
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  • Travel
    Team Kalamwali | 22-Jul-2019
    - BY NEHA AHUJA.     Travel is what soul is to a body  What makes you feel alive  Travelling reduces days and add experience  Photos , memories always remind me of good times and encourages me to travel more often  A perfect place is that which doesn't remind me to miss my home and feels like it was always your home You know the place more than locals . You have tasted all the food out there and still hungry for more. Travelling lets you meet new people and I can listen to their endless stories   For me travelling is something which I can't describe in such small paragraph it's a lifetime experience   
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  • Kashmir
    Team Kalamwali | 05-Jul-2019
    A visit to beauty can make you forget everything. I felt at peace when i looked at these captivating mountains. That is the beauty of Kashmir. It demands to be visited. - By Fayiqa Shah
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  • POCKET-FRIENDLY INDIAN DESTINATIONS FOR A PERFECT BACHELORETTE
    Sonal yakkundi | 05-Jul-2019
    POCKET-FRIENDLY INDIAN DESTINATIONS FOR A PERFECT BACHELORETTE       When your bestie decides to take the plunge and get hitched, sneaking out to one of the most fun bachelorette weekend getaways is all the plan you need. Considering the hubbub before a wedding, you might not have many days to celebrate and take a big trip. Take a look at some amazing budget-friendly Indian places for an AMAZING BACHELORETTE! SO, GO NOW AND ENJOY WITH YOUR GAL GANG.         Jaipur – Party in the best heritage hotels of Rajasthan           Jaipur is a marvel, and thus in this list of awesome bachelorette weekend getaways near Delhi. The opulent palaces, forts, and heritage hotels will add charm to the happening party you’re planning.       Udaipur – The city of lakes and luxury             The Venice of the East, Udaipur is not just a honeymoon destination! Plan
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  • Life
    Team Kalamwali | 26-Jun-2019
    Life wont be possible without the presence of nature. It posseses endurance and beauty that fills our life with tranquility.  - BY FAYIQA SHAH
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  • THE ART OF LIVING HAPPILY
    Sonal yakkundi | 25-Jun-2019
    Someone asked me a couple of days ago what makes me happy? I was unsure about it. I was reluctant and hence avoided the question. But then late at night, I kept thinking about it. I was actually surprised that I only remember things that make me unhappy. I spoke to my friends and mom about it, then they made me understand the "ART OF LIVING HAPPILY"   My mom said "happiness" is something which you should find within yourself and then spread it to others. It is just like being positive. Be positive and spread positivity. To be happy, you will have to start seeing things positively. Being positive does not mean that you agree to stupidity. Being positive is the 1st step for happiness.  She further added that people will hurt you, betray you and will wish bad for you. But you should let go and forgive them. Kill them with kindness. Do good, God will see what has to be done to those people who let you down.  Then I asked her what if someone close to me hurts me and I am unable to forget it? My
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  • Simple pleasures of life!
    Jyoti | 15-Jun-2019
    In this chaotic life, do find some time to enjoy simple pleasures. I am listing some here: Waking up fresh early morning after a sound sleep and no alarm Cycling in morning with less traffic Smile of a child Smell of earth after first rain Enjoying chai-pakoda/corn in rain Walk in a garden Just sitting and breathing Driving with window down and feeling the wind in your hair Walking under the stars Listening to a favorite song on radio Cooking your favourite dish Talking with old friends Watching sunrise/sunset Playing with children Reading a good book Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce Watching rain from your favourite place at home Having a good laugh Getting a compliment Bringing a smile on someone's face Blooming flowers  Clean laundry
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  • A Kiss of Love
    Asmita Javdekar | 07-Jun-2019
    She dragged herself out of bed.The night seemed to be furtively lingeringover the nippy, peaceful milieu.Her daughter had an early morningBasketball practice at school.The frenzied dash of the first 20minutesof her day witnessed a new level of agility,from two tight hair braids to three healthyDabbas!!Finally, the customary farewell kiss on theforehead infused some emotion into herrobotic operation.
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  • Wanderer
    Asmita Javdekar | 07-Jun-2019
    I know the Swiss Alps like the back of myhand.I've romanced in dreamy Italian hamlets,scattering down to the sea.I've played hide and seek in the narrow,cobbled alleys in Edinburgh.I've breathed, felt, touched, owned everytravel destinationHere, I'm not the only one who's travelledwithout a passport or a visa.Yerwada Jail is known for miserly humansand generous books.
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  • Tri Colour on Ice
    Asmita Javdekar | 20-May-2019
    Shruti KotwalI spotted her training at the gym this morning. Her posture, built and focus, prompted me to ask her if she were an athlete. “I am an ice skater.” was her modest reply.Thank god for my curiosity, I prodded her further.Meet Shruti Kotwal, India’s first female ice skating champion.Shruti has been roller skating since childhood. After becoming a National level gold medallist in roller skating, she hit a roadblock for what next?A scholarship guided her to pursue ice skating in Germany. At the 2011 South Asian Winter Games, she won three gold medals in the 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m categories.A blazing dream stimulated her to move to Calgary in Canada to hone her skills.I asked her if she ever felt deflated, like where is all this leading her? “Every single day. There are highs and lows. I miss home, I miss family. I train four to five hours daily and then there are races that don’t go according to plan.Add to this, I am the only brown girl in the arena. It’s almost l
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