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Bihu – Welcoming the New Year.

Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu falls on the same day as our Tamil New Years Day in mid-April. It is one of the most important festivals in Assam, what with the well known Bihu dance , and is said to be a week long celebration. This year (2021) Bihu was on April 14. A few days earlier itself the markets, shopping centres etc. at Guwahati was chock-a-block with people indulging in festival purchases, that traffic was crawling. It was as if people just wanted to forget about the pandemic and have a good time. Read More

Digital Detox.

Today, due to the global pandemic situation, we are all forced to be on our phones and laptops all the time. Our school, college, or office is all inside our gadget and we don’t have an option but to stay glued to our phone and other gadgets. But, as we know, too much of anything is good for nothing. Same rule applies with too much time on our gadgets. So, then what is the solution to this? The solution is to do a Digital Detox.
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Time for parenting-1

It's often difficult for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. Here is a section for more effective parenting, child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent by Vidya Shankar, is a Child Rights Practitioner and a Montessori advocate for children. Founder of CASCADE Family Learling Services.
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To post or not to post?

Have you posted that on Insta yet? This invariably is the question on most people’s lips for nearly every activity that we all do nowadays. Be it cooking at home, watching Netflix, going out to a movie, getting vaccinated and sometimes even just getting out of bed. Don’t even get me started on cute cat photos and videos (Mea Culpa!). We are so focused on likes, comments and shares that we sometimes don’t pause and think about what we are posting. This serves our innate need for having our lives witnessed by others, that we often forget what is being witnessed.
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Flavours of modernity in “tradishion”

Fashion, as the term refers, is often defined as a form of self expression; at times as a form of art or the way of dressing. Fashion has the ability to shape our lives through our style, comfort, personality, background and why not? Tradition of course!
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Growing up with Books.

The world of children’s books is a wonderful one – full of colours, pictures, words and ideas. The reading habit is a good timepass, offers entertainment, and food for thought with never a dull moment. Read More

The Giving Conundrum

The month of July began on a positive note! One of my closest friends was looking to raise some money to pay the first term school fees for her ex drivers’ nephew. This boy had recently lost his father and the family was struggling.
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Time for parenting-2

It's often difficult for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. Here is a section for more effective parenting, child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent by Vidya Shankar, a Child Rights Practitioner and a Montessori advocate for children. Founder of CASCADE Family Learling Services.
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Priceless Nuggets of Independence

On the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day, it is a good time to recall some things “Essentially Indian”. These nuggets of Independence inspire us as a nation and impart a sense of national identity.
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Time for parenting-3

It's often difficult for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. Here is a section for more effective parenting, child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent by Vidya Shankar, a Child Rights Practitioner and a Montessori advocate for children. Founder of CASCADE Family Learling Services.
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Time for parenting-4

It's often difficult for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. Here is a section for more effective parenting, child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent by Vidya Shankar, a Child Rights Practitioner and a Montessori advocate for children. Founder of CASCADE Family Learling Services.
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The two Saktis of Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha is venerated in myriad forms not only in India but in most of the East Asian countries. He is propitiated before starting any new venture be it a simple Pooja at home or a big business as He is believed to remove all hindrances. Read More

Time for parenting-5

It's often difficult for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. Here is a section for more effective parenting, child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent by Vidya Shankar, a Child Rights Practitioner and a Montessori advocate for children. Founder of CASCADE Family Learning Services.
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Olympiad

A pride to India, Sarvat is an International Olympiad Gold medalist in Business.

Happy living by proper breathing.

Whenever our mind is tensed, we tend to rapidly breathe from the chest. These shallow breaths leave us tired and anxious, because ‘chest breathing’ is meant to counter only the immediate challenges or fearful situations.
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Time for parenting-6

It's often difficult for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. Here is a section for more effective parenting, child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent by Vidya Shankar, a Child Rights Practitioner and a Montessori advocate for children. Founder of CASCADE Family Learning Services.
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