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An Ideal School System

Reading Raghu's Rearview made me realize why kids dread school so much and why i still don't like to recollect my school days. What I don't get is the attitude of parents in-general. Why do they on the first place want their piece of heart to go through such bad upbringing. In Raghu's words, School is mediocrity and uniformity at its worst... when all parents want is the opposite of that.

I get anxious on the thought of sending my kid to any school... which is why homeschooling excites me. Is it my fear or something else? I don't know! All I know is i would send my child without any delay to a place where he genuinely learned and enjoyed learning. Where he finds that being of use to anyone is the only creditability to have something learned and providing value to the society can be an ultimate goal.

Screw Exams. How perfect would it be to have questions from the student himself and he tried to figure of the answer! Ideally It should be the student passing the know…
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Strong Mental Health

How to be Mentally Strong?  Ami Morin is a therapist and has written the bestseller "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do". I haven't read the book but I have heard her tedx talk. Here is the guidance by Amy Morin and my notes on them.


 Believe in yourselfWe usually have certain beliefs about ourselves that are developed during our childhood. Like I am lazy to finish any task, I am an angry person, I am only good to people for certain amount of time etc. These are the statements usually by my key person, my guardian or my mom. I do feel offended when she says so but I accept it like a blind faith.If I try to say good things about myself and prove with incidences I can regain faith in my efforts, in myself. That will make me HAPPY.Daily Gratification is a good habit I will cultivate. It will surely make me feel special and thankful for what i have.Achieving my goals will elevate my faith in myself. Dont Compare yourselfWe find ourselves comparing with our friends…

String art

For the love and excitement of having the first baby every mother tries making something memorable.. I am sharing mine.

One thing that every Gujju Guy should try

It was our society's flag hoisting event where I had a chance to have a short chat with one of my neighbor.
She is young, Gujarati, working professional with Infosys pune. She was tired of her frequent trips from Pune to Mumbai and was searching job in Mumbai now. Staying as PG with 3 other girls, cooking and cleaning and having the freedom that every young heart desires after graduation was now boredom to her. This made me realize a few things.My husband had been staying away from home before marriage while he was working with Wipro. Due to his PG experience, I benefit a lot now. He doesn't mind helping me in household chores. He has an open mind to my thoughts and respects my work as a stay home mother. He is foody but not picky about food and taste. This is something every Gujarati housewife dreams of. Everyone staying away from home have experienced those days when they miss their mom after the hard day at work. No one to wash, fold and iron your clothes. Lot of sharing a…

My first Delivery Experience

It started from 6:30-7 in the evening on 15th July. I experienced typical pain for every minute in an interval of hour. I thought it might be some other pain as my EDD was on 22nd. The pain grew n I had to call hubby home but he came on his regular time. I requested him to stay beside me so that I feel secure, which he did. I tried sleeping but then started to get cramps in my lower body. I also did vomiting n went to washroom for more than 8 times. That day was chaturdashi so I ate before sunset. I had taken Anemia of caster oil in the morning under the guidance of an Ayurvedic Doc which made the labour active.
I got admitted by 2:15. Till morning the doctor kept inspecting and gave me pain injections because he felt the pain was less. My MIL slept in the same room and made me more uncomfortable with her regular remarks that still I am not having that kind of pain that can deliver a baby. I was hoping to pass the night as soon as possible so that my hubby could come back and I have …

Bhartiya sanskruti (Indian culture) a blessing : Dressing

Dhoti & Khes was worn by men since ages, Women wore Sarees. Why???

Here are the benefits:
One size fits all, even if you loose or gain weight. Our ancestors taught us to have a saving habit rather than consuming habits of westerners. Very efficient upcycle material.Comfortable during internal waste discharge. Not only is the dhoti comfortable to wear but also to carry.It is made of unstitch cloth hence economical and light weight.There is a psychological backing to wearing “akhand” or whole garment. It gives a feeling of completion. I was asked to wear a single woven sari during my marriage when I wanted to wear a designer sari so badly. My mom said designer saris are made by stitching multiple patches of clothes, do u want your married life to be patchy? I know, it would sound superstitious but I did it just to be sure. It is made of cotton or silk. Cotton is the best material for climatic conditions in India. Even today doctors advice to dress infants in cotton nappy(Langot) as…

Paisa Vasool Films

This year, Bollywood has surprised me with its “hatke genre”. It all started with Hasee toh phasee, then shaadi ke side effects and now Queen. Thank you Bollywood for gifting me out of the box entertainment on my birth month.

I have always been a fan of realistic films. I love motivational movies like Iqbal, Wake up sid, Kai Po Che, English Winglish, I am Kalam, Pursuit of happiness, Harishchandra chi factory and if it has a touch of 'based on true incidence', it is my cheery on the cake. I loved Ratatouille, Kunfu Panda and the bucket list also… makes me believe in me again and again.

I am so happy that Bollywood has moved on for time being from its Govinda style and South copy Action movies. Although there is still a huge audience for such ‘dont apply logic’ movies and bring a lot of money to the producers. I pray, the censor board declares a particular month for nonsense movie so we are spared for the rest of year.