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    Tips to make journaling helpful & fun

    When we think about ‘journal’ or ‘journaling’, most of us think about those hefty biology/physics/chemistry journals we laboured over as schoolkids or writing a daily ‘diary’. The task of writing a daily diary or even writing a diary may seem tedious at a time when we seem to be more stressed than ever! But have you ever thought there may be more than one way to ‘journal’ or there may be more things to ‘journal’ about other than travel or the traditional ‘things that happened to me today’? More than one way to journal I was a daily diary writer as a child, in fact, up until my early 20s.…

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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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    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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    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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    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…