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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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    Tips to manage time & increase productivity

    'Where did the day go!?' has been a common refrain for all of us, if not daily then at least 3-4 times a week. With a larger number of roles that we're juggling daily - especially in these times of pandemic and lockdown - lack of time is a feeling that pinches every one of us.

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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…

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    How these book lovers fell in love with reading

    To be honest, I don’t exactly remember how I came up with the idea of this particular post about books. It could be the time when my mother was talking about her favourite Bengali author, Sankar – bits and pieces of his works often find their way in her conversations. Perhaps it was that memory of a nursery-grade me lying with her head on the elder sister’s stomach, listening to the latter read out loud abridged versions of classics like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Little Women. Or when my father revealed that the first English novel he read was Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham at the…

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    Of Birthdays and New Year!

    Did you read that fancy article I was featured in? Do read I got featured! I got featured! I got featured! that talks about the ‘how and why’ of the Tripcrafters‘ article ‘Top Indian Food Bloggers & Their Favourite Places To Travel For Food’ and give me some more love. I’ve been rather excited about the feature. And the timing of the article was rather apt, coming around the completion of two years of From the Corner Table. Time flies. Or does it? I’ve always believed this to be a matter of perspective. There are phases in life that whiz by like the passing scenery on a high-speed motorway. And…

  • Tuck-In,  Talk

    High-Protein Millet Salad

    A few months ago, I took part in an Instagram giveaway. Like always, I didn’t win that giveaway (I never do!) but I did start following the profile of the person who won it. I was awed by the photographs on their feed and the way they made salads look like such a breeze. Imagine my surprise then when I realised that the amazing photographs and tantalizing recipes were the work of someone I had studied with in high school and college! From being the topper in school and college to making a name for her in the advertising world, Bhumika has achieved a lot over the years. And Lime…

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    That Week in Sri Lanka

    It’s been over a week now since my best girl ‘A’ and I returned from a week-long trip to Sri Lanka. It was the first trip that we had managed to embark on together in the 13 years (or is it more?) that we’ve been friends. There are a lot of hangovers here – of memories, of photographs, of instances. While on one hand the two of us are constantly chatting with each other and rolling in laughter as we think about all the things we did, conversations with family and friends are a reminder of the shadow that loomed through the trip. You see, we were in Sri Lanka at the…