What do parents look for when they want to admit their children to a good school?

The vibrant and colourful garba

The Navratri kolu itself is a showcase of the artistic and aesthetic sensibilities of the people and is a combined effort of all the members of the family.celebrated in different ways around the country.


My maids have the biggest complaint against me – I ‘control’ them. Controlling what, you ask? The flow of water, of course! Yes, I am a control freak that way. So much so that I try to be in the kitchen when they wash the vessels. But it is of no use. The tap gushes […]


I finally lost my arithmophobia when I began running my home. The humble milkman, grocer and paperwala managed to teach me how to calculate faster than Chacha Choudhary — whose brain works faster than a computer!


This silent national anthem is more eloquent than the ones played today in schools, when students stand up – silently.


The friendly neighbourhood Family Doctor is a fast vanishing breed in times of specialisation and five-star hospital care.


I had forgotten that being upper class snobs also makes them rude, as they consider themselves above such civilities.


Contrary to what children and even parents believe, games and physical exercise of any kind actually aid good academic performance.

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I think the use of a mirror at the entrance of the house is a brilliant idea. When one looks at oneself in the mirror, what emotions can one have except positive ones? What an idea, sirjee!

Here is to the hero of our times, the man who effortlessly navigated through the confusing and confounding times when everything around us was changing. And not just that, he managed to keep us grounded too, giving us an identity when many were going through an identity crisis.


The way giants from various fields have been ignored in favour of the Gandhi family while naming national assets makes one wonder if they should have changed their last names to be counted!

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Chockful of talent at the lively summer camp for underprivileged children.


More often than not, it is the fear of fear itself that holds us back from new experiences.