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Book Review – ‘Hiraeth’ – Partition Stories from 1947 by Shivani Salil

posted by Anupriya August 26, 2019 3 Comments

As a youngster who grew up in Chandigarh, during my growing up years I only understood that ‘refugees’ were a sect of people, who came ‘here’ from the other side. The other side that our parents’ and our battle scarred generations have come to hate with our heart and soul. But as I grew up and my social circle expanded, I got to peep into their lives, their struggles and their predicaments. As the horizons of my mind broadened, the view towards refugees transformed from being wary, to being respectful and in some cases even proud.  Like in this one instance where a fellow blogger who has come to be a very dear friend Dr. Shivani Salil, makes my heart swell with pride with her book ‘Hiraeth’ – Partition Stories from 1947. Continue Reading

Arjun Gupta
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Book Review – ‘Shhh Don’t Talk About Mental Health’ by Arjun Gupta

posted by Anupriya August 12, 2019 0 comments

When a 22 year old lad, decides to write a book on Mental Health, it is likely to pique interest of someone like me, who has been already reading a lot about Mental Wellness. What makes the case to read this book more convincing is the fact that the author has himself battled severe clinical depression at such a young age. And once out of it, he has been spreading awareness about Mental Health through his blog and Youtube channel.

I have closely followed Arjun’s work and really appreciate the traction of his work. So it was a given that I was going to read this book. I have to confess that having read this book I realize how little I knew about the history and the case for maximum awareness for mental health. I am really glad that I lay my hands on this book. So here’s my review of  ‘Shhh Don’t Talk About Mental Health’ by Arjun Gupta Continue Reading

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Koi Good News by Zarreen Khan – #AtoZChallenge Day 26

posted by Anupriya April 30, 2019 2 Comments

Book Blurb – Koi Good News by Zarreen Khan

When Mona Mathur of Dehradun had married her college sweetheart Ramit Deol of Amritsar, there were two things she wasn’t prepared for: 1. The size of the Deol family – it put any Sooraj Barjatiya movie to shame 2. The fertility of the Deol family – they reproduce faster than any other species known to mankind For four years now, Mona and Ramit have done the unthinkable and remained childless. Of course, that also means that they’ve battled that one question day in and day out: ‘Koi Good News?’ It doesn’t matter that they have been happy to be child-free – they are married; they are expected to make babies. After all, there are grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts and even colony aunties in waiting. Brutally honest, thoroughly irreverent, Koi Good News? is the funniest book you’ll read this year.

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Know Your Child
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Know Your Child : The Art of Raising Children by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – #AtoZChallenge Day 25

posted by Anupriya April 29, 2019 3 Comments

Book Blurb – Know Your Child : The Art of Raising Children by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Raising children can be a big challenge. In this competitive world; we want our children to be successful? How do we measure success after all? And fulfilled life. In this book, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar highlights simple points for parents and teachers, on raising children. These subtle cues go a long way in laying the foundation for children to grow into fine human beings- happy yet responsible, focused but wit a large perspective on life, having a strong character with the softness of human values. Continue Reading

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I Didn’t Expect To Be Expecting by Richa S Mukherjee – #AtoZChallenge Day 24

posted by Anupriya April 27, 2019 3 Comments

Book Blurb – I Didn’t Expect To Be Expecting by Richa S Mukherjee

Tara is living a blessed life in the maximum city with her husband Abhimanyu, the love of her life. At the pinnacle of her career, she is the apple of her parents’ eyes and hasn’t spotted a wrinkle yet – so far, the 30s are looking great! Nothing fazes Tara – not a foul-mouthed best friend or a food-burning arch-nemesis in the form of her maid – not even a landlady who chats with ghosts. And then, Tara discovers that she’s pregnant, and suddenly, all that well-honed composure crumbles. It doesn’t help that she’s got an equally jittery (if supportive) husband by her side. Now, Tara must face her anxieties about parenthood as she navigates friendships, marriage and career, all the while dealing with the fact that her body and mind are steadily feeling like they belong to someone else. An irreverent, honest and funny journey down the road – potholes and all – to (accidental) parenthood!

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Family Wisdom by Robin Sharma – #AtoZChallenge Day 23

posted by Anupriya April 26, 2019 6 Comments

Book Blurb – Family Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold hid Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma reveals an easy yet strikingly effective system that shows you how to awaken the natural leadership potential of your child while restoring your own balance, joy and inner peace in the process. This book follows the continuing adventures of Julian Mantle, a high-powered legal superstar turned enlightened monk, who imparts the wisest answers to life’s deepest questions. Within these pages, you’ll discover how to: unlock the best and highest talents of your child; deepen the relationships with those you love; create a family culture that is rich, enduring and beautiful; connect with your destiny and live your heart’s desires and more.

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Neelanjana Singh
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A Very Relevant Read For All Parents – Our Kid Eats Everything by Neelanjana Singh – #AtoZChallenge Day 22

posted by Anupriya April 25, 2019 3 Comments

Book Blurb – Our Kid Eats Everything by Neelanjana Singh

Eating right made fun and easy for parents and kids! Are mealtimes a perpetual battleground in your family? Do you constantly worry about your child’s nutrition and growth, the effects of junk-food overdose and a gadget-centric lifestyle, and the true value of expensive superfoods, while your child continues to be resolutely resistant to what you serve on the table? Our Kid Eats Everything! is your answer to making mealtimes tussle-free, tasty and, most of all, healthy. Within these pages you’ll find invaluable information and smart tips on: * which foods your child actually needs to grow; * shopping right, reading food labels and outsmarting junk; * nutrition-oriented prevention and cures for common childhood diseases; * age-appropriate weekly menus, including snacks, tiffin and the Exam Diet; PLUS! 75 child-tested recipes that turn ‘yuck’ to ‘yum’ and the 20/20 plan to make kids really enjoy what they’re eating. Whether your kid is a toddler or a teen, a finicky eater or a junk-food junkie, this enlightening guide by leading nutritionist Neelanjana Singh will help you to make your child a good eater for life. Continue Reading

Notes for Healthy Kids
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Notes For Healthy Kids by Rujuta Diwekar – #AtoZChallenge Day 21

posted by Anupriya April 24, 2019 8 Comments

Book Blurb – Notes For Healthy Kids by Rujuta Diwekar

This is Rujuta’s most important book to date, and an attempt to future-proof the health of our next generation.

A book that is as much for parents as it is for kids, Notes for Healthy Kids focuses on clearing the underlying food confusion that leads to endless diet trends. It empowers kids to make the right food choices for themselves.

Rujuta also calls out the food industry for targeted and misleading advertisements, as well as policymakers for failing to protect the interests of our children. Continue Reading

Sathya Ramaganapathy
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It’s A Mom Thing Kickass Parenting by Sathya Ramaganapathy – #AtoZChallenge Day 20

posted by Anupriya April 23, 2019 1 Comment

Book Blurb – It’s A Mom Thing Kickass Parenting

It’s a war out there, and the kids are winning. They can download apps on your smartphone with deceptive ease, tell you who the Greek goddess of wisdom is and how to do a back-heel nutmeg (don’t ask). How is one ever to catch up, let alone get the upper hand? It’s a Mom Thing: Adventures in Parenting presents anecdotes from a mother and offers a light-hearted look at her parenting journey. The main protagonists are the mother, her two cheeky daughters, aged nine and eleven, and her long-suffering husband. Parenting is a veritable minefield in this household. Backchat, bad jokes and mischievous gleams in the eyes, pre-teen hormones and emotional meltdowns (of the parental variety) pop up frequently. Every day is fraught with danger. Revealing the affectionate, yet tumultuous relationship between the mother and her daughters who are growing up fast, the book falls in the parenting humour genre. Continue Reading

Aditi Wardhan Singh
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Strong Roots Have No Fear by Aditi Wardhan Singh

posted by Anupriya April 22, 2019 13 Comments

Book Review – Strong Roots Have No Fear by Aditi Wardhan Singh

This book provides you with a simple framework within which you can raise your little ones to grow into empowered thought leaders in our constantly evolving multicultural world. If we raise our children with a culturally aware mindset, we need not fear the future.

What you find in this book –

The confidence to be intuitive as a parent.
Timeless strategies for a confident mindset
An honest look into mindful living.
A global outlook for your multicultural family.
How to be culturally sensitive and rooted within self.

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