A good book is like a new friend. It enters your life, not knowing how it will change you, and once you read it, it’s a part of your life & your life is enriched! Social media has captured everyone, from the young to the old. And many parents complain about their kids not reading much. In fact, so many adults, who used to be avid readers complain about no longer being able to read at the same pace they once did, what with various distractions, & well, life happening!
With International Literacy Day coming up this month, I thought I would share some of my favourite books as well as some I plan to read by the end of this year.
The past month brought an onslaught of grief after the death of acclaimed designer Kate Spade. Three days later, came the news of suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Both were icons in their respective fields, and their suicides were a shock to the world. As their lives were an inspiration to many, their deaths had the world talking, especially the stigma surrounding depression and other mental heath issues.
So many people came forward with messages of love and support for the people who suffer in silence. Many spoke about their own struggles, and how they dealt with it. In India, mental health is slowly becoming a topic we can discuss with our peers, our parents even. And, largely due to social media platforms, it has become a global discussion.
It is safe to say that in this day and age, the smartphone is an extension of our self. I read an article a while back about a man named Aaron Chervenak who married his smartphone in a Las Vegas Ceremony! First of all, what?! Second of all, this happened in 2016, and despite such craziness, we are still not taking active steps to protect ourselves from becoming slaves to technology.
Women have always had each other’s backs. For every cat-fight you hear about, there are countless moments where women have supported and helped each other. And of course, the most important woman in anyone’s life is their mother! My love for my mother is not something I need to express in words. She is my friend, my rock and beyond everything else, my inspiration.
So summer is upon us, although honestly, here it never really goes away! With a vacation, comes the constant battle between protecting your skin from the sun while simultaneously yearning for a flawless tan. Some of us, in the past, have sacrificed our skin to get that perfect summer glow, including yours truly!
Polycystic Ovary Disorder (PCOD) has been a part of my life and millions of other women out there for years. In the past, I’ve mentioned the effects PCOD has had on my body and considering the commonality of PCOD, I thought it would be a good idea to give you guys an expert’s take on PCOD’s symptoms, treatments, and more. Pooja Makhija, is my secret to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and she’s someone that I really trust when it comes body and wellbeing.
Welcome back! As promised, here’s the second part of Diet, Don’t Die-At It. Thank you so much for all the lovely feedback on the first part of this blog. I really hope all my advice has been helpful for you guys. Believe me, I get it, staying healthy and keeping the extra kilos off is hard but I have a few tricks up my sleeve that make it a little bit easier.
There are somethings that just don’t seem to go away, like crazy exes, annoying acne, and the most annoying of them all, the few extra kilos that you put on while snacking and binge-watching Game of Thrones. If you’re reading this then like me, you’re probably constantly obsessing over your weight and what you’re eating. Presuming, I am correct, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite recipes and nutrition plans that I use to keep those extra calories far away from me. Maintaining a balanced diet, eating regularly, and keeping an eye on my meal timings is my secret to success. For me, a diet doesn’t really mean that you have to starve yourself, I think it’s a lot more about eating the right foods, in the right quantities, and at the right time.