J for Jewelry and what it stands for in today’s world

…. from my post on jewelry….. Jewelry forms an intricate part of any culture and has been in vogue from the time a country has come into existence. In fact, early Indians used to adorn themselves with ornaments from head to toe irrespective of gender, religion and community. Today, traditions and lifestyle may have changed but, the charm of ornaments remains the same. While earlier forms of jewelry were made with flowers, beads, horns and claws of animals, today, all kinds of metals including gold and silver are being used. Some of the earliest forms of jewelry were amulets usually … Continue reading J for Jewelry and what it stands for in today’s world

My First Ever Marathon: Pinkathon Chennai 2014

Firstly, I am not a very physical person. Secondly, I have never participated in a marathon. Thirdly, I have friends who have gone through breast cancer which is what this run is all about. So, when PINKATHON came up in Chennai I knew I had to do it. No excuses, I told myself although I wasn’t very sure about my ability to make it in time at 5 am early morning and also complete the run. I managed to convince my favourite niece, Gomathi to give me company and together we participated in our very first marathon (for a cause). … Continue reading My First Ever Marathon: Pinkathon Chennai 2014

Woh Paanch Din – Those Five Days

Something that most women prefer to keep hidden or do not wish to openly discuss about, even though it is a universal phenomenon is menstruation. Or ‘periods,’ as most of us women seem to know it as. I remember my mother telling me about ‘periods’ just a year before it happened. So, should our children be prepared for this? I am sure that most of you will reply in the affirmative because it is something that growing children must know. I remember my mother telling me about ‘periods’ just a year before it happened. So, when I suddenly discovered a … Continue reading Woh Paanch Din – Those Five Days

Don’t Break Her Backbone!

Well! As aspirations change, the expectations of society change too. They perceive the ambitious woman (by the way, ambition could mean a desire to excel at home or at work!) in a different light. While earlier, there were chances of her being taken for granted, today, she is considered a hurdle in the regular framework of society. Her income is happily welcomed but her lack of time isn’t. The goodies she brings are fine but her sudden lack of flexibility isn’t. Continue reading Don’t Break Her Backbone!