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"You should know. You built a family"

"It must be satisfying to be able to build something."

"You should know. You built a family," he said when she glanced back at him.

"That's a nice thing to say" she said.

My feelings totally goes with her. Having a family and building one are like chalk and cheese; completely different jobs. This evening I had rather a very interesting time with my family; another memorable set of moments. Today I am bit down by health. Reason to reckon? Having swelled face topped with rashes infused rough cheeks which have made me slow down. Frankly speaking, I am resembling a dreadful nightmare coming unabashedly true to life. Don't know the allergic source. Went to doctor and done with the consultation. Medication is on.

So I was on today's interesting evening. As I felt weak and bit dizzy, I propped down on bed having intention to catch up on some catnap but alas! The novel I am reading currently hogged my attention and I decided to catch up on it instead…

Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight campaign, UNICEF

July 28th, 2014, Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC). I was in New Delhi attending an event coined as Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight campaign mooted by our Hon'ble Union Minster of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, with the alliance of UNICEF and several other world wide organizations like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WHO, USAID India etc.

One out of every five children die because of diarrhea. The main squeeze of the campaign is to slice down the child mortality rate happens due to diarrhea. According to the health department, the disease remains the topmost concern for children deaths aged under five. If we look at exact calculations, it makes up for about 11% of under five deaths for children across the country. Almost 2 lakhs children die because of diarrhea.

Seeing through a clear picture, diarrhea is not a complex disease that can not be dealt with. Embracing the standard ways of hygiene and enough awareness about the treatment can easily lead…

Celebrating Polio free India by UNICEF

A Thanksgiving event was organized byUNICEF on July 27th'14 in New Delhi with respect to Social Mobilization Network (SmNet) for Polio. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the event. The event marked the humbling presence of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, the Goodwill Ambassador of the organization, and Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the pioneer of the polio eradication program in India.

The event was keenly organized to thank thousands of mobilizers who worked incredibly hard to make India what it is today...a polio free country. It was scheduled at 6.30 pm in Thyagraj stadium. I hit the venue at around 5.15 pm. When I reached there, I found huge preparations for the evening. A number of guests, journalists and others were present to attend it. Several volunteers directed every one of them to their respective places. They also handled every query with calm and sense. Chairs looked enticing with white embracing and yellow embellishments. The stage was m…

What's wrong with you, Bangalore?

22 years old woman raped inhumanely in Frazer town! 

A 6 year innocent girl raped by two of the school gym instructors during her school hours!

What's wrong with you, Bangalore? What is happening with your ever so beautiful serene and secure haven? Culprits are turning you down; they are gradually making you a horror place to live in. Save yourself! Please! I beg. WE beg.

Protests have been raised. People have slammed shut their house doors behind them to speak on the issue. Parents are going crazy thinking 'how much my kid is safe outdoors/at schools?' Being a parent myself, I am also worried. I am also stressed over the issue. When the 6 yr. old girl complained of back ache and burning sensation during urination, her mother could not understand the issue first. When a stranger called from the school inquiring about why she was not coming, the mother instantly got curious. Then one day, girl asked to her,

"Mumma! Papa is a good man. Right?"

This was the moment tha…

Sharing is good

This evening when I picked up my son from school, he said something nice on the way back home but before I proceed, let me fill some details in here. It takes my kid estimated one hour by bus to reach to his school and another to get back home. The place where we live in currently is quite far but as soon as we shift into our new house, the bus will feed on relatively lesser travel time to the school. Because of spending an hour long tick tock till he gets back home, hunger drives him nuts. So everyday I give my kid a carton of juice so that he can drink in the bus while waiting to get back home.

Today as soon as he hopped inside the car, he blurted out.

"Mumma! One of my friends did not bring lunch today; only snacks. He was hungry and thus, was not feeling well. I gave up on my Frooti for him"

 I immediately asked out of concern, "Then what did you have on the way?"

"I just let him drink half because he was not well. He felt better with half carton of Froot…

Be busy, if you desire to bring change

Recently I was talking to my father over the phone. He has been elected as Rotary President and is supposed to deliver an installation speech for the ceremony very soon. I am helping him in writing the same.

So regarding this, we were in a deep meaningful conversation few nights ago. When I talked about how people easily make excuses by saying they don't have time for doing this or that, he said some lines enough to tickle my senses.

People who want to bring change have to be busy. Those who are free can not do anything. If you look up to famous people, they don't have time. They are always doing something. They are on the run 24x7. Expressions like 'I don't have time to do this and that' simply does not exist in their dictionaries. If you are busy, it means you are busy in doing something; that your mind does not have the slightest chance of turning into a devil's workshop. On the contrary, if you are free all the time, that expounds on you don't do anythi…

Is it really a big deal for Maria, Sachin

According to the recent buzz, Maria Sharapova, the famous tennis player, is being victimized for not knowing the legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar. Before I put forward my views on this, let me present an anecdote from my life happened few years ago.

I was at my native. One morning, I and my brother were watching news. Cricket world cup was about to happen. From the organizing country, media was asking people their views on the same. Many of them refused to have knowledge of any such world cup happening in their country. I wondered. How come they don't know about the match happening in their own country? I turned to my brother expressing the sudden amazement. He simply asked back. 'Do you know Football world cup is also about to happen in India?' I said, 'No' and with this, I had the answer of my amazement. Brother entailed further. 'You don't know about the upcoming Football world cup because you are not the follower of the game. These people are also…

Facts and myths about illness

As the clock strikes the universal time, I have settled for a post. Running on foot for the entire day has left me with a modicum of some 'Me' time. As I stated in my previous post, my husband and kid both are down with fever. While hubby is feeling better today, kid is still struggling with high temperature, sore throat, weakness and bad mouth taste. All in all, it is really heart wrenching to see both of them in such state. I wish for them to get well soon as soon as possible.

But have you ever noticed this one? That you can't help yourself but to come across some new strange facts or better say, myths during ailments like fever? Yesterday my mother told me to not feed them potato because its essence is hot. This morning, my mother-in-law was saying gourd has cold essence. According to both of them, some vegetables are harmful in illness and better not to feed the patients. Being a curious (and little stubborn on my part until I get the logic behind), I decided to ask t…

Potpourri of June

I am writing this post live from my kitchen. With hubby and kid sleeping at this hour, I have woken up early and making a healthy light breakfast for them. It is taking time to cook. Thus, I thought to express something over my blog. It is calming to write and share things.

Past few weeks have bygone with verity of flavors. Sumit's big brother and his family visited us for few days. It was a good family experience. We laughed, we chatted and visited some places within the perimeter of the city. Bhaiya (Sumit's brother) has two kids with whom Ashmit enjoyed a lot. Trio had been successful in giving us some free time to enjoy ourselves. Kids played, enjoyed and shared lot of things. Sharing is one thing that every parent want for their kid/s. Ashmit shared his toys and books with them which was pleasant to see. Around other kids, he becomes possessive of his articles but sometimes, he let his inhibitions go easily. We all visited HAL museum, planetarium and ISKCON temple. Bhaiy…