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It was one of those early summer vacation days, During the school days, I was too lazy to try any new recipe for the children. I felt like cooking something different as I promised them earlier. I never recommend or prepare any fried food for breakfast. But that day was different and I woke up early. Also, I was in a mood to prepare and taste a fried item. The initial preparation was all done. The cooking vessel was kept on the stove; the batter was checked for the right consistency; the oil was bubbling at the right temperature and everything was all set. I poured a ladleful of batter in the oil. The rice balls were swelling with pride. After few seconds, ...
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Tag :Different
  May 24, 2017, 8:20 am
Summer holidays started. I hope all the mothers are going crazy just like me. How well can I engage my child is the question for every mother. No wonder it is the same with me too. Every year I enroll my child for a summer camp. They may either learn a new language or learn something in theater or public speaking. This year I decided not to enroll them in any of the classes. I thought to take a risk by keeping them at home. First few days went well.  Yesterday the younger one was getting bored. I told him to read few books, gave him few assignments in Maths and a 20 minute kindle time. Everything was over. "Amma, I am bored. Can I have some more time watching kindle"? I said, "No"....
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Tag :Learning for Life
  April 21, 2017, 4:57 pm
Last week I was out on Friday and Saturday to retreat my brain. It is essential to feed the little machine in our system at the right time. Otherwise, they let loose themselves. Whenever I go outside for my knowledge hunt, usually I won't be able to take my younger one along for any of the sessions.  During those times I had to depend on my younger sister. She lives few km away from my place.He stays there with no fuss and I move on peacefully to my work. At this juncture, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my sister who always renders help whenever I need it. She doesn't expect anything in return. You are lucky if you are in a relationship like that. You are the luxurious...
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Tag :Gratitude
  April 21, 2017, 10:28 am
I still remember the first day of my Yoga Class. I went into the class not knowing what to expect and dilemma. I unrolled my yoga mat and sat.  The trainer asked me to lay down and close my eyes. I followed her instruction subserviently and was waiting for the class to begin. The class started with some easy stretches and breathing exercise. I was calm and relaxed. The session progressed towards doing Downward Dog, Upward Dog and Bridge Pose to name a few. After the session, my legs pained and stomach cramped. I thought this is the end of it. I am not going to the Yoga class anymore. I came back home. I had a chat with my husband explaining my experience over the same.  H...
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Tag :Motivating factor
  April 14, 2017, 6:07 pm
 The day started with excitement. I was on a high giving a speech in front of one of the walls in my house. I was preparing for my Area Contest speech in Toastmasters. I was all set. Well prepared. Timed the clock. The speech fell within the right timeframe. Everything was great.  I got ready with my family. We popped in the car and drove to the place. I arrived earlier than the usual time. Butterflies were flying from top to bottom and realized I had to align myself for a speech delivery. I rehearsed in the stage once and understood that I was thorough with my words and speech. I was all set.  The Contest began. I picked one from the lot box and found to be the thir...
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Tag :Dream
  March 31, 2017, 3:42 pm
It happened before a week. The week started on a high note. I had to go as a speaker in one of the prominent MNC where I started my career. I was thrilled. I was waiting for the opportunity to unfold in my life. I immediately said Yes and acknowledged the request. There was another prominent MNC which I promised to be there for the Women's day program. Both programs collided on the same date. As planned, I completed one in the morning and heading back to home. While on the way, I received a phone call from my sister that my mother was not keeping well and she has to be taken to the hospital immediately. I was stuck for a moment. On the same evening, I had prepared to speak about the imp...
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Tag :Commitment
  March 24, 2017, 1:51 pm
Watch this video to load yourself with a great energy of  "Never give up" attitudeLeopard and Bearhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Gb2fvjKYo...
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Tag :Give up
  March 17, 2017, 3:18 pm
One of the days, while I was writing my musings, a phone call came. I took the call curiously as it was from an unknown number.  It was my friend calling from an alternate number.  She immediately asked me, "I saw your blog. You are writing consistently every week. How is this possible. You have a family, home and children to take care. I am wondering how do you find time to do all these"?  I told her, "Yes dear, I understand, everything requires a lot of thinking and consumes time. But for the past few years, I am following a routine consistently. That is I don't have a TV connection at home".  She panicked and asked, " What? You don't have a TV at home?'. I said, "I hav...
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Tag :Mindful
  March 3, 2017, 8:20 am
Life sometimes flows very fast. I just feel like catching up time every time. However, there are certain occasions in life where you don't need to rush but just observe, enjoy the moment, breathe and go on. One such moment happened in "Tame the stage" session(A public speaking course for Children) last week.  We had a session on "Gratitude" in the last week. I believe this attitude can be practiced to develop a holistic life.  We were discussing on all the various ways to express "Gratitude" to different people in our life.  We have a student who does not speak voluntarily in the class.  Her mother said the same when she came to the class first. Whenever I ask something, ...
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Tag :#Life
  February 24, 2017, 11:13 am
I respect my housemaid who comes regularly home.  She was working well for a while.  She took off for a couple of days after informing me. I didn't say anything. I granted her the leave. After few days she was coming on and off. I didn't say anything hoping that she will be regular with her work. It was one of the days I was waiting for her to come. I had so much of incomplete work. I was waiting for her arrival. It was 9 AM, then 10 AM, 11 AM and finally, it was 12 AM. I was curious and frustrated. I called one of my neighbor in the flat. My maid goes for her too. She replied me saying, "Oh, didn't she give you a call.  She called me in the morning around 6 AM and told me abo...
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Tag :Granted
  February 17, 2017, 3:23 pm
We are always in alert mode these days by the happenings around us. Hope you all understood what I mean. The essence of all the problems is the level of understanding and the maturity level of people. As the mandatory values of life ignored from a young age, they grow up into insensible adulthood.  They act and talk the way they want and insist the same with the people surrounding them.  I believe before we force the children to be an expert in Maths and Science, it is even more important to teach them the values of sharing and caring others. Even before we make them Engineers and Doctors, they should know the real essence of sympathy and empathy.  It is mandatory that th...
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Tag :Empathy
  February 10, 2017, 7:59 am
The Sun was shining brightly. I had a cool start from the morning. My phone was ringing. I answered the phone and realized that it was my client who asked me to visit him that day. I had to complete my set of work which was planned earlier and started heading towards the place. I took a bus as I love to observe and enjoy the nature. It was a long ride. The bus stopped at a junction. I had to walk a long way to the client location. I was feeling tired at the end. When I reached the office, I was rather sleepy than excited. I climbed the stairs in a dull mood. I reached the main entrance. When I opened the door, there came a maid with full smiles. As soon as she saw me, she uttered the wo...
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Tag :Giver
  February 3, 2017, 12:43 pm
It was a Sunday Morning. The whole family had a little late breakfast than the usual days. A flock of crows flying at a distance suddenly sat in the balcony corridor. They were cawing in loud sound indicating that they need food from us. Looking at the plight of their demand,  my younger son was nagging for food for Crow. I ran to the kitchen to hunt some extra food for them. When I came back with few morsels of rice, my son was happy. I spread across the food in the balcony corridor. The flock of crows was hesitant for a while.  They had their stomachful after I came inside and flew away. This incident had left a deep insight on me.  The flock of birds comes every moment...
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Tag :Food
  January 27, 2017, 2:06 pm
I had a meeting to attend with my colleagues. I got up ready as usual. I was wondering, should I take my car or go by bus? I felt a little lazy boarding a bus. So I took my car and started the journey. I never drove to that venue in my life. I switched on my GPS and drove. I completed halfway in the drive. When I was about to reach the meeting point,  the GPS confused the route. I was struggling to find the place. I enquired few passer-by and some colleagues.  Even after getting the information, I couldn't reach the place quickly. Somehow I managed to find the route and reached the place. It was just a few minutes from the place I stranded. We finally had a good meeting with a lot ...
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Tag :Car
  January 20, 2017, 11:05 am
I usually go to Yoga Class as part of my morning routine. Yoga helps me personally to balance body and mind on an everyday basis. It was one of those days I went to the morning class. As usual, the instructor was keep giving instructions one after the other. Sometimes we get to go to a relaxed mode before starting another set of stretches.  Somehow this particular day, I was feeling the instructor was giving too much workout for the same part of the body. While I was thinking in the same lines, I heard someone raising their concern over the same issue. I also raised my concern and spoke for few seconds for which the instructor took the same and changed the Yoga postures. We continu...
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Tag :Negative
  January 13, 2017, 11:26 pm
It was a pleasant sunny morning. I was on my way back from a client visit. It has been long since I traveled by Bus. So I took a bus ride to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the morning. The trip was good until I heard the loud voice from the back seat. The mother was yelling at the top of her voice. I turned my head to see what was going on?I saw a boy of 7 years vomiting near the window seat. She scolded him asking why he did not inform her earlier? I was shocked to hear the words from the mother. I wondered, how would a child know when vomiting can come. As parents, we usually get paranoid on the situation sometimes and doesn't know how to handle. For a second, I put myself in the sh...
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Tag :Children
  January 6, 2017, 11:03 pm
We are almost at the end of the year. How do you feel? I know it's sad that we are leaving behind our 2016 memories, but we are glad that a new year is beginning. Before few months, I was doing my regular mundane work of taking care of my home and family like everyone else. Slowly, the corporate dream within myself emerged wanting me to work as the boys grew up. When I started searching for jobs, I got few lucrative offers. When I was about to sign one of the offers, I asked myself, is this what I wanted to do on a long run. After a long thought process for a week, I realized my interest or my passion was somewhere else. I found I liked myself to spend time with the children.&...
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Tag :2017
  December 30, 2016, 4:43 pm
It was a Thursday Morning. I was all set with a mood to pack and go on a vacation. A call came in the morning. I took the call with a bit of hesitancy.  Soon I realized it was from my friend. I lost her contact a while ago. She told me, "Hey, your voice sounds interesting. Do you mind rendering your voice to a business promotion"?  She called for an appointment which happened to occur in another 2 hours. I said "Yes' finally.I doubted myself on the commitment. I finished all my chores in a hurry and headed towards the destination. It came as a surprise when I reached the venueon time.  I had the requirement ready. We modified the script. Then I took a trail in the vo...
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Tag :Dream
  December 23, 2016, 11:38 am
On December 5th, 2016, the news came stating that our honorable CM J. Jayalalitha is no more. I couldn't believe that it would stir something within me. I am not a keen observer of politics, yet I always adore her as an individual. I thought she would fight and come back home strong. Whenever they announced holidays on anyone's death during my school days, it had never affected me as I looked those days as a moment of vacation. Nothing else.But this time, the news about Jayalalitha made me cry. As I started learning about her, the amount of respect grew enormously.She made me realize that anything is possible in this world with a clear goal in mind. She had the amount of strong determin...
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Tag :Inspiration
  December 9, 2016, 9:44 am
 How do you feel when you enter your parent company after a span of 13 long years? Must be wonderful, isn't it? I felt the same when I saw the signboard of the company. Yes! it read Accenture. This was the first MNC I get to work with after my Engineering course.  After a long gap of 13 years, I entered the same company to conduct a program for Children.I was excited and enthralled seeing the children in uniform. I felt refreshed. The principal and the teachers of the school were there with the children. They were very keen and all ears towards the session. The session went well.I was about to head back to my home. But the voice from the principal held me back to stay the...
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Tag :Inspire
  December 2, 2016, 8:58 am
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