• Aditya | 01-Dec-2019
    I really, really don’t care if women call me regressive, or prehistoric or whatever they want to call me. I will say this again and again and again and keep saying this because I care! Our country is socially, morally, economically and in every other perceivable sense not ready to give the kind of freedom, equality and safe passage that women expect or observe in developed nations (I don’t know is such thing exists in other countries but let’s assume it does). I have no idea how we are going to be a better society neither do I know how long it will take for us to get there. What I do know is, safety starts with understanding the constrains that we live in. If you are walking a tightrope with blazing flames or a thousand-meter gorge underneath, then it is foolish, senseless and naïve to dance on that rope. For your own sake, please find that balance. Self-defense, support system, better law enforcement and all of that is “after” you encounter an unfortunate incident. What
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  • Why I Would Choose My Husband Over My Kids?
    Diyaa | 15-Oct-2019
    Let me start this blog first by mentioning that I love my kids immensely. I can’t recollect what my life was like before I had them.  My kids are significantly important to me. Being a stay-at-home mom, I spend most of my time with them then with anyone else. My life right now revolves around them. My hubby and I have busy schedules and we get to barely spend a couple of our waking hours together. I equally love my husband just as I love my babies.  Many of you may dislike me saying this or even judge me for choosing my husband over my kids at this point. But, after giving it all of my thought I feel if there’s ever a time wherein I have to make a choice, I would definitely choose my husband over them and here are my reasons why... 1. WE CHOSE EACH OTHER  Being in an arranged marriage, whatever little choices I was given I chose to get married to my husband and so did he. We were the ones who decided to be by each other’s side for a lifetime and made
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  • 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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  • Kusum Taware
    Asmita Javdekar | 06-Jul-2019
    I was on my #100humanencounters prowl this morning when I chanced upon a vendor selling giant jackfruits...Kusum Taware has been selling fruits for the last 26years. Her work hours are 9am to 9pm. I asked her how she managed her children when they were younger.Her reply was simple, “We do not pamper children like you people, they understand the need of the moment and rise up to the occasion. I had to work to support our family financially. My daughter started cooking when she was in 2nd grade. Her younger brothers shared the household responsibilities as well. Also, we live in a community where neighbours watch out for each other. Things are way different now. My daughter’s children study in an English medium school, my son is a gym trainer and the youngest works in an IT company.I don’t need to work for money anymore but after so many years my body doesn’t know how to function without this routine.”
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  • Living the Dream: in the Home away from Home-II
    Team Kalamwali | 22-Jun-2019
    Living the Dream: in the Home away from Home-II  - By Gautam Govitrikar     UPDATE: In a sensational development, Ashish Bagai has agreed to a 9 month contract to help his "Home" country qualify for the World  T20 as well as the Real Deal-The ICC World Cup to be held Fown Under in 2015-probably the last chance for Associate Members like Canada to participate in the World Cups!                                                 -----------------------------------------     Last week, I covered the journey of Sushil Nadkarni from representing India U-19 to becoming the mainstay of the USA Cricket team. Today, we will talk about a dear friend and easily Canada’s best cricketer-Ashish Bagai!Ashish moved to Canada from Delhi at the age of 11 in 1993. While he had played plenty of “galli cricket”, he had never played it at a competitive leve
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  • Don’t go week in your knees!
    The Pep Up Studio | 05-Jun-2019
    Don’t go week in your knees!    Joey lost his lady love because he couldn’t kneel down to propose her and if he would he would need her support to get up… well a famous aphorism …all is lost in love and war but don’t go week in your knees unless otherwise from being in love. The knee as we all know is the strongest and one of the most important joints in the human body. As we all know knee issues are on the rise. These issues may be because of one or many things like over use or injury, damaged cartilage, arthritis or simply not strengthening before exercise. I have encountered many people who run in marathons without proper strengthening of the leg muscles which in turn put pressure on the knee. More over running on a hard surface without proper shoes causes extra concern. At the age of 14, I had a knee injury causing knee effusion (accumulation of fluid around the knee) which caused my knee to pain and post the joint aspiration it still pained and made cracklin
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  • Unknown Adventure
    Team Kalamwali | 18-May-2019
    A work of fiction by our junior kalamkar Hiyasha Khatri  St. Mary's School.                                           Unknown Adventure   Rosey was a witch and her neighbour was Mia. Mia was a vampire. They both lived in a cave. But they were not friends and almost evertime use to fight. One day a monster was creeping behind Roseyand he pounced on her. She got so scared that she started shouting and ran, which made Mia too scared and ran behind her. It looked like they were racing and Rosey was in the lead. Oh! They realised that they have reached the moon. Rosey is now very scared but Mia tells her to calm down and not to panic. Mia says to Rosey don't worry we will find our way back home.  They are very hungry now and find a tree full of candies on the moon. They eat lof of cadies. Suddenly Mia said look our footprints and they both jumped for joy. They started following the path and
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  • The Pep Up Studio | 02-May-2019
    CORE THE POWER STORE “Hold that core tight”, is that a familiar phrase you hear from your trainer when you are working out at the gym or at your studio. Well why is it so important to hold that core tight. It is, as it is your power house of energy, your support for everyday movement without pain, your spine protector; let’s sum it up to your most necessary muscle group. When I say ‘strong core’ I do not mean six pack abs, we don’t want to look superficially strong only, we want to be strong from deep inside, long term, leading a pain free life. The moment you are in pain you are distracted from what you want to do in life. Very importantly; the entire life your spine especially your lumbar region takes up most of the active pressure, right from standing, sitting or bending; so it goes through a lot of wear and tear. If you have a strong core you are taking off the load from that overworked spine and giving it some help or support to carry out its daily activity without
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  • Two cups of Tea
    Asmita Javdekar | 03-Apr-2019
    I was about to put my footwear in the locker at my morning Yoga class when my attention went to a pair of senior citizens, struggling with something on the road.I could sense discomfort on the old lady’s face.The man accompanying her, stooped to check on her shoes but this was making them lose their balance. I rushed to lend some support, sat them down and realised that the cause of discomfort was a tiny splinter of wood in her shoe.Once that was taken care of, the man wished to walk the lady to the nearby temple, which was about 200m ahead.He told me this was their routine.I accompanied them to the temple. They both had Name Tags on.The man appeared to have a speech and hearing problem and the lady had Alzheimer’s.She told me that the man with her, was her brother and he had forgotten to give her tea.She almost had tears in her eyes when she told me that she was starving since morning.The man tried to pacify her, but in vain.He insisted that he was her son and had made tea for her every morning,
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  • My language My pride
    Diyaa | 21-Feb-2019
    ‘Am I really a Punjabi or I just have a fancy surname ‘ was the most common question I was asked after introducing myself to others specially as a kid! I have no idea where did my ancestors get such a funny last name from? We weren’t even what our names said. That’s what confused everyone around. Well, I am a Sindhi with a Punjabi surname, literally! Even though I may say it sounds weird, I always loved my unique family name. It got me a some special attention with a lot of interrogation behind it. At times this was made into a joke, wherein I have had my seniors in school who would feel I was mocking at them by saying my name is Ms. Punjabi and in response they would say glad to meet you Ms. Punjabi, I am Mr. Maharashtrian! Jokes apart, I feel I was lucky to have my grandparents around me for as long as I can remember. I am grateful to them that I today I can speak my mother tongue so fluently and I am superlatively proud about the fact. When other Sindhi kids my age couldn’t e
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  • Vishakha | 02-Jan-2019
    A man, dark, average height, so skinny that one can actually count his bones. It looked as if there's only a head and no body at all, in his 50's. He was in ICU for a week. He was so weak he needed support to even sit up on his bed. His clothes were ragged and loose that they kept falling. His wife and son were there with him to support him and carry him. When they helped him get up the old man's underwear fell and the nurses there started laughing at him, making fun of a patient struggling, fighting cancer since 5 years. The family didn't even so as flinch at this because the wife said that her husband has to be kept there, they are helpless as this is the way everyone reacts, either laugh,taunt, or disgusted by them. 
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  • MR. R- THE ICON OF JUSTICE SEASON 5 FINALE
    Rutwik Nalawade | 04-Jul-2018
    19. MR. R THE WAR PART 1               Apocalypse is at his hideout sitting on a round table with his gang members and he says, “We all know how much it is importance that JSF is dead and when they are we rule the City, yes, many others will stand up but when JSF is gone, the City come down on its knees, the cops, police and Military will be nothing in front of us. Behold,   THE CRUEL FACTION!!!!”             Apocalypse looks at Roy and says, “We have issues of trust and faith, Roy, I hope they are solved after you have told Rihaan and others what happened really that night.”             Roy says, “You feed them lies, I don’t want to be dead like you later.”             Apocalypse says, “Dead!!! You know what that means; you d
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  • MR. R- THE ICON OF JUSTICE SEASON 5
    Rutwik Nalawade | 04-Jul-2018
    13. MAVERICK’S REAL HEEL TURN                         Rihaan is at his house and he looks at his and Roy’s photo and he then remembers what Roy told him when they met Apocalypse and his gang and Rihaan says, “Never thought I would have to go against you.”             Tanya then comes there and Saina is with her and she says, “Rihaan is pretty badly hurt, I don’t have to touch him to experience it.”             Tanya says, “Yeah, he is.”             Saina says, “What now?”             Rihaan comes and says, “If Roy wants to surrender he can, or else we face him.”       &
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  • MR. R- THE ICON OF JUSTICE SEASON 5
    Rutwik Nalawade | 04-Jul-2018
    10. MR. R- ANGEL RETURNS             It’s morning, Saina and Danny are at their house and they freshen up and Saina goes to see Rihaan and when she goes in and she Rihaan has all the clothes out of his wardrobe and Saina says, “Dad, what is going on?” Rihaan says, “It’s just Melisa told me that Tanya might wake up today and I was seeing what to wear and I was confused and hyper too and so all this mess is here.” Saina says, “I will help you, wait.” Danny comes there and says, “Looks like someone is getting ready for the big day.” Rihaan wears his suit and says, “Yes.” Saina says, “You know, Danny, still weird you are dating an alien…” Danny says, “It’s alright, she feels different here.” Rihaan says, “Of course she will, she is from a different planet.” Saina laughs and Danny says, “Sarcastic people.”   They
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  • Dr Sana Khan | 17-Jun-2018
    From childhood to all stages of life a father supports his children takes care of his children and loves them tremendously.  The father daughter relationship is the most special one. Dad is the hero of every daughter. The angrier the mom the better the Dad. Every small achievement of the child is celebrated by the Dad. Every father wants his daughter to have all the comforts of life. Even a little wound of the daughter hurts the father.  From applying nail paint to make-up - dad is the daughter's best model and the biggest sport too.. A lot of Laad is showered upon by dads.  Wishing all the dads a very happy father's day.   
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  • Happy Women's Day!!!
    Jyoti | 08-Mar-2018
    International Women’s Day is being celebrated today everywhere but is it enough for us females? Women will be made to feel special today, pampered, offered discounts at all the stores and hotels but what after today? I am not against this celebration but I just want women to feel special and safe on all the days and not just one single day! In today’s age, daily we hear and see events which are degrading females, be it at the home front or the workplace. The graph of a women’s life is measured by her marriage, number of kids, her family and not her intelligence, work or promotion. People cannot tolerate women in superior positions and assume that she has used her female powers to reach the position. They cannot believe that she can manage family as well as work both efficiently. Even in the high societies, women are facing these problems. These problems cannot be eradicated until the mindset of our society changes. Even highly educated people can have narrow mindsets and it is very difficu
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