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    Coping With Being the Eldest Child!

    Have you noticed? How the elder siblings often seem to be bearing the brunt! How as soon as the little ones arrive, parents start conditioning the elder ones to be more responsible, caring, rule-abiding, parents’ helping hands and perhaps most importantly to be always-perfect! How from very early on, they must always lead, be the idols of the younger ones! How they never can let their hairs down! But first thing first. This is not a parenting post! Heck! No! Did you think so? Err, sorry if it was misleading. It is in fact a rant post! Yeah! Having carried…

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    Love and Other Deceits

    Akash and Varsha were a couple. Akash – the husband, Varsha – the wife. Akash worked as a mid-level manager in a fast moving consumer goods company. Varsha stayed at home. Not that she always stayed at home. She had recently resigned from her seventeenth job to be able to plan properly for the party they had decided to throw on the occasion of their wedding anniversary. It was the fifth, so of course it had to be a big one.  For the past three months Varsha had had absolutely no time to rest. The villa they lived in had…

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    Seriousness is a Serious Business!

    Handle it with utmost care. Like morphine. While little bit of it is actually good, too much of it can easily turn lethal. Seriousness can make you sick too, if you are not careful. Seriously! Trust me! It’s a disease, dis-ease! And an infectious one. Look around you, notice.  I am sure you can find such examples. After all, the world is full of people who are seriously sick with seriousness, jinki #ConditionSeriousHai. Still can’t find them? Here, poor you, let me show you few examples from my life. Remember it’s not the exhaustive list. Never ever. Just the tip of the…

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    The Language of Love!

            When I found that Write Tribe is hosting a contest spreading kindness and love I couldn’t resist myself. I absolutely had to share this story of my life. It all had happened so long ago, yet the memory of it is still fresh in my head. And it always brings a smile on my face. It also taught me that the language of love is universal. All you need to do is to listen to understand! This Valentines Day when all are busy celebrating love I thought of bringing forth this unusual kind!  I think I was five when…

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    Of Books and Book Worms

         B is for books. Books have always been and still are my best companion. What’s better than those ivory pages into which you can bury your nose and inhale the sweetest smell on earth? Who can you have more confidence on to never judge you? Who else’s only motto in life is to enlighten you?             They give me the flight, I can flutter my wings over the entire world without having to actually take my legs there. They teach me nothing is impossible, they show me new sides of what I have already known. They prepare me…

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    A for the Arctic Blast

    ABC Wednesday’s this week prompt is the alphabet A. I was anyway planning to pen down my one of a kind experience of the Polar Vortex and this coincided perfectly. So here it goes: A is for Arctic Blast. The deep freeze that forced us to spend an entire week locked up inside. Temperature dropped lower than that of the North Pole. It was a crazy experience: when we visited the local Meijer to stock up our supply the day before, we found empty racks upon empty racks, and huge lines behind the billing counters, something I had never known…

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    I am only eligible to be locked up – I am an H4 visa holder

    Today I will tell you a story: a story of a woman, one of those many, who came to the US with her husband. She can have any name, but for the sake of the story let’s call her Bama. Her status in the US is that of a dependent of a legal non-immigrant worker, she holds an h4 visa. Image Courtesy: Redbus2USA.com Every morning her husband, Vijay takes the car to work. Since public transportation is sparse to non-existent, Bama is forced to stay at home all day. She tried to get a driver’s licence but since she is…

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    Magic Kingdom – The Happiest Place on Earth!

    This was probably the most joyous day of 2013 for me. The day I visited this place that boasts itself as the World’s Happiest! Well, I can’t deny that its right! For, Disney’s Magic Kingdom is truly magical. The Disney Castle No matter how grumpy you are, you are bound to feel transformed once you enter the park. Well, before that actually! When you wait for the monorail to arrive to take you across the lake to the park along with hundreds of others, it’s then when you start to feel the happiness growing inside you. Even before that actually!…

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    Journaling the New Year!

    The Chicago Skyline The east sky turns pink; it’s the first dawn of a new year. The last sunset of the previous year wasn’t so different, you know, like something special to signify the end of a time. It was normal, like any other day, yet along with it went a whole year, time that won’t be back ever again. Is it not weird though, all these man made special dates? To give a day that you can’t tell apart from any other day such a high stature whereas some truly significant days go unheeded? For example, the day when…

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    The Bangle Tangle!!

    It’s been the longest that I have really written anything. Sometimes I don’t know what to write, and when I do, I am too busy. As I hope to slowly slip back into my old self, what could be better to break the break than to introduce another busy blogger whom I adore? Not only we have similar lives, we share common ideologies and beliefs too. I adore her as a blogger and admire her for being extraordinarily vocal about different issues we women face each day in our country. Even though we have been fortunate to have a shielded…