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    Tips to get you started on a green life

    Eco friendly. Environment friendly. Sustainable living. Green living. Organic. These are words we’ve seen around us for a while now, irrespective of a sector. These terms have made their space in our daily vocabulary, making way for concepts like ethical, sustainable, fair-trade, biodynamic, earth-friendly, ecological, free-range and the likes. Experts keep reminding us of the need to adopt and adapt an eco-friendly lifestyle. The need of the hour is much stressed upon. But I’ve always had one question – among several others – is HOW does one go about stepping into this lifestyle? And questions like…– What do these terms – eco-friendly, sustainable, organic – really mean and how are…

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    Children’s well-being in the lockdown

    The children are fine! And they’ll continue to thrive with a little more love, attention and some exercises! So says Dr Shinee Shanbhag, a mother of two and a consultant physiotherapist who has been fielding varied queries from concerned parents about their children’s well-being. Several of my parent friends have been expressing concern about their children’s health and the effect that these uncertain situations – pandemic, lockdown, lack of physical activity, affected social skills, the list is varied and dependent on the family’s situation. And with education having shifted online, parents are worried about the effect on children – so much screen time and not enough running around! A mother…

  • fromthecornertable, traveltuckintalk, howtoread, howtoreadfast, readinbusyday, readdaily
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    Ways to fit reading into your busy schedule

    Reading – that one activity that everyone loves to do, everyone recommends for all age groups. Some of us are good at it, finding time to settle with a book and slip into a new world. Some of us struggle to fit in time to read, despite our best intentions and a burning desire. I love reading – I get it from my family, my parents love to read as does my sister. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t surrounded by books. I grew up listening to abridged versions of English literary classics that my sister read out to me – reading practice for her. I remember spending…

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    Tend to your work-from-home body aches

    Work from home has become a norm for most of us, as have the aches and pains that come from it. Physiotherapists and doctors have also noted an alarming increase in patients complaining of excruciating pain in the neck, shoulder and back. The reasons for these aches and pains are aplenty. According to Dr Shinee Shanbag, consultant physiotherapist & deputy medical director at Physiorehab, Mumbai, these issues could arise from– Settings not conducive to working long hours– Excessive focus on screens– Lack of cardio– Unaccustomed chores In an hour-long conversation with me, Dr Shinee touched upon various strategies that could help rectify the non-friendly working conditions at home. She also…

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    Dealing with post-lockdown anxiety in kids & teens

    We’ve all been speaking about ‘mental wellbeing’ post lockdown and how all of us adults will deal with the new rules and new world. But, what about the children and teenagers? There is an entire generation of kids and teens that have been forced into lockdown due to reasons that are absolutely unfathomable for them. Milestones have gone by in a haze, life has been stuck in a limbo and some have even witnessed the loss of loved ones. No playing with friends, no meeting friends or hanging out with them, getting snapped at and being scolded, no clue about when schools and colleges will open… the lockdown has been…

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    How to manage anxiety & stress post lockdown

    There was a lockdown. There is a lockdown. And then there is the unlocking. Our lives have been in a constant state of anxiety for the past few months. The reasons are varied – from stressing over the unknown pandemic, job and financial security, family welfare and safety, children, work from home, food, the list is endless and differs from person to person. What doesn’t differ is the varied stages of anxiety. The psychological impact of the lockdown has been massive – and I personally feel we are seeing only the tip of this iceberg. With a changing set of dos-and-don’ts, the rules are constantly changing. And with it, our…

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    Branding solutions for small biz

    From a boutique owner to an influencer, jewellery store to MNC, businesses have been shaken up and how! The lockdown and its after-effects are being felt far and wide forcing companies to take time out to regroup and restructure for the new normal. While big companies have their own sets of marketing teams, small-scale industries, local mid-level business owners and self-employed individuals seem to be a loss. Restructuring requires rebranding, advertisements and re-budgeting which is difficult in the given times. As a freelance content writer | blogger | home baker, I’ve had my share of moments trying to figure out how to make things work. At times like these, it…

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    Of blogging, influencing & growing

    In conversation with Juhi Bansal of Closet Buddies fame, a first-gen fashion influencer from Gujarat Think first generation bloggers in Gujarat and the one name (and perhaps the only one!) that comes to mind is that of Juhi Bansal a.k.a fashion blogger of the Closet Buddies fame. One of the few among the first set of bloggers to have survived the ebb and flow of this world, Juhi is a force to be reckoned with in the influencer world. I first heard about Juhi around 5 years ago while working on an article for the newspaper I was working with. I’d been hunting – I needed to talk fashion with…

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    Run for yourself, run with Pinkathon

    The thought of waking up at the crack of dawn to go for a run gives me the shivers, irrespective of the time of the year. I’m the kind that wakes up early only for travel or in a life-death situation I’m also that person who’ll run only when food is involved I’m the one who never quite understood ‘running’ & feels like an out-of-control scooter going downhill when asked to ‘run’ The reasons seemed good enough to turn my back on all things ‘running’ and ‘marathon’ – up until conversations with these awe-inspiring three ladies and a childhood crush… Man Kaur | 103 | Track-and-field athlete Man Kaur, the…