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Baffling Mystery of Nature

Nothing is more mysterious than Nature. From its origin to its frame, from its height to its depth; we practically don’t have an answer to any of its WHY, WHERE and HOW? Yet knowing about them is what I love doing. So here are some of my favorite picks from the mystery of Nature. Singling…

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Annotating Royal Fashion Mysteries

The word is a mysterious place but is fashion any less? Not really. Ever since we know about it, there are so many secrets and mysteries behind every fashion move taken. And when it comes to the British Royal Family, there are numerous such enigmas. So, why not crack a few today? Panty Hose and…

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Left behind was Mrs. Yadav…

6 days in the hospital and Mr. Yadav took his last breath surrounded by his family. Left behind in grief was Mrs. Yadav with their 4 married sons. The entire month went by in remembering the business tycoon. While the family had been setting an example of their unity to the world all their lives;…

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That Romantic Night.

Black sari and the noodle strapped blouse; Kartik couldn’t resist looking at Kritika as she opened the door. With dim lights of numerous candles, the living room was complimenting the moment perfectly. With a little push to the door and dropping the bag, Kartik was slipping into the moment gradually. Getting closer to Kartik and…

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The endless wait.

Waiting at the Airport was Sameer, for his wife who was supposed to return home after 6 long months of internship in Dubai. It was a love at first site for him, 4 years ago, at a friend’s wedding where Sejal was with her family; followed by a quick arranged wedding. While the flight was…

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The headline that had to say a lot…

Cutting the glass of the kitchen window, Naresh silently entered the Aggarwal Mansion in the late hours of the night. This robbery wouldn’t have required for him to put in much of an effort for the world knew that Mr. Aggarwal was on a business trip. The dead silence of the night was broken by…

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Last visit to the soothsayer

Tears rolled down her eyes and heart disagreed to believe; prediction of this famous Pandit had made Babita loose her last hope of becoming a mother. “Tumhari kundali mein Maa banne ka sukh nahi hai”, the words of the Pandit kept haunting her throughout the way back home. After 7 years of trying and numerous…

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Musical Chair Game of the Elite

The perfect winged eyeliner and that retro red lipstick did all the justice to the polka-dot short dress worn by Kritika. Her waist long hair were beautifully curled and left open with a scarf tried around as a hair band. It was the first informal event that Kritika was supposed to attend post her wedding…

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What is a Reality?

Reality is rebuilding and refurnishing the entire house but still using the 20 yrs. old iron.Reality is buying an expensive set of china but still using the 20 yr. old toaster.Reality is buying clothes every other weekend but still having 20 yrs. Old suits in the bed box.Reality is buying expensive puffed pillows but end…

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Your Must-Have Tea Etiquette

Have you heard people saying that you need to have a glass of water or a lemonade with honey first thing in the morning? I can’t really say about you, but this definitely doesn’t go well with me. Tea is the first thing I need in the morning. In fact this didn’t even change when…

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Unavoidable Wine Etiquette

Wine is love for many of us. While most of us know the different brands and grades of wine, there are some of the basic wine etiquette that we tend to miss on. When you are in the comfort of your own house, gobbling the wine from the bottle or in your favorite mug isn’t…

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Trust the Right Serving & Sitting Etiquette

It is very common in European or American countries to have place cards for people to know where they are supposed to sit at a dinner party or a wedding party. However, in countries like India, it could be taken in an absolutely wrong way. While, we in India, do not follow such protocol, there…

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Quick Breakfast Table Arrangement

Hasn’t it even happened at your place when he table set up for a lunch, dinner or breakfast get-together looks exactly the same? It has happened with me so many times. And then I have to run across, hunting for the basic cutleries at the time of serving. It is extremely important to set your…

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Not To-Be- Missed Things At a Restaurant

Every place, party or a get together has different people, atmosphere and nature. It is quite important to know how to react and behave in those environment. A dinner date with your partner can never be attended as you attend your dinner parties with colleagues; and so goes otherwise.  Here are a few simple things…

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Jam-Packed Easter Dinner during Quarantine

It’s a holy week; a week where we celebrating the resurrection of Christ. Good Friday and Easter Sunday are probably the most celebrated days for Christians. Easter is a day of joy, celebration, prayers and feast. Many Christians view Easter as the greatest feast of the Church year but in the times we are, how…

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House Dinning Party Etiquette You Might Have Been Missing

Regardless of where and when you are eating, basic dinning etiquette are important. We often teach our kids to maintain their dinning etiquette when stepping out but are we really following them ourselves? Well, in India, I feel this day is far to come. And more than missing on, I feel that most of us…

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Game Of Conversation: – Dinner Conversation Etiquette

When you sit down to have a meal with friends or family; at a restaurant or at home, a formal or an informal, all you expect to have a fun and an enjoyable time.  Although any time with your loved ones is a special one but the time spent together at the dinner table is…

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Dinner Table Arrangements

We all love our dinner parties and the kind of efforts and preparations that goes into arranging the one can only be understood by a host. While we do take a lot of care on arranging our place for the party, we tend to skip a few basics while arranging our dinner table. The basic…

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Commandments Of Hosting A Dinner Party

There is nothing more fun that a dinner party with friends and family. And more so when you are the host. It takes days in planning a perfect house party and in India, we love to go a step further in making the evening a perfect one. I have hosted n number of parties till…

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Basic Dining Etiquette We Tend to Miss

We all know how to maintain our dining etiquette while being going out for a home dinner party at a friend’s place. We try the best to flaunt our knowledge of the use of cutlery and maybe our knowledge of wines at times. But there are a few basics that we tend to miss in…

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Art Of Closing Your Plate Correctly After Dinner

A visit to a restaurant or a dinner party is never complete without flaunting our table manners and our knowledge for the use of cutlery. Our etiquette are at its peak whenever we step out. Every basic detail is kept in mind while we dine with friends and family but do we really pay attention…

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The Decade of Changing Love

A decade of changing designations, changing relationship status, changing personalities and changing life; the last decade brought with it so many changes in our lives. Like all of us. A few changed their country and some came back home; and for me the game changed so much. From a credit rating officer to a wife,…

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Festive glow: Essential Tips to enhance your hair and skin this merry season

Admittedly, there is no better, more care-free feeling in the world for any Indian, than enjoying the downpour of festivities and the joy that comes along with it. In fact, for most of us, this still forms a huge part of our most cherished childhood memories. However, let’s face it – during these childhood-favorite months…

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A night before the increment

A wicked smile flashed on Vikas’s face as he gently squeezed Tanya’s hand in his office cabin. The discomfort was quite evident on her face yet she didn’t react. With the kind of financial crises her family was going through, she couldn’t have afforded to upset his boss; for her long due increment was under…

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How to develop reading habit in kids

Reading is more than a mere hobby. Books fuel the reader’s imagination, keep their brain active and make them more creative. Books have the power to transport the reader into a world of fantasy. There is no right age to introduce books in a child’s routine. The sooner it is, the better is it for…

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Mantras to change your outlook towards life

In the digital and fast moving world that we are living, life runs with an amazing pace and keeping a parallel pace is what we all struggle with. While we all need a well-lived life, there are a few rules you need to set to achieve this. Here are a few mantra that i have…

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Fab-ulous India under one Roof

While we talk a lot about our Indian culture, handicrafts and craftsmanship, there is no one, be it be a home maker, office goer, student and everyone in between, who could resist its charm. India is also called a shopper’s paradise for its diverse, colorful and irresistible textile & craft. While I totally adore the…

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Want healthy hair? Focus on these super-food.

The market these days is loaded with hair care products. A regular hair spa, a nourishing shampoo & conditioner, a great hair serum or a hair mask, these have become a few essentials. But to amplify the results of these, it is first important to make the right dietary changes. The food that is rich…

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His Phone Flashed A Message From S…. Part 1

Sleeping peacefully in the crib were Misha’s twins. Being blessed with a baby boy and a girl after 15 years of her marriage was not something she dreamt of. With every failed IVF, her sky high hopes took a little fall. IVF treatments were neither easy on their mind, nor on the pocket. Misha thanked…

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His Phone Flashed A Message From S… Part 2

The smile vanished, the seduction succumbed, and Misha froze. Neither she nor Nitin were blinking. The phone buzzed a few times more; 4 times to the exact. And all the messages were from Sheetal. It was 8:15 and a Sunday morning, where no one (most likely) could have a need to buzz him. Moreover who…

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You’re a wife too

It was 3:45 in the morning and i was feeding my 4 months old daughter, when i noticed deep dark circles around my husband’s eyes. It was not just the dark circles but also his long grown hair that pinched my eyes. Why was he in such a condition? The question knocked my mind and…

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5 Healthy Tips To Adopt In Your 30’S

Turning 30 is a milestone in itself. By the time one turns 30, he/she has a well-established career, a set goal and maybe a blossoming relationship. We relatively are untouched by the normal effects of aging (surely not missing those few gray hairs, a slightly receding hairline or a few extra kilos gained). Having said…

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