Anupama Dalmia

Anupama Dalmia

I did my engineering in computer Science and went on to do MBA in systems and finance post that. I worked at Infosys for 6.5 years after which I resigned to pursue my passions. I am now involved in multiple activities. I am a dance instructor/choreographer, a writer/blogger, a volunteer with a NGO, co-owner of a cookery website which I have designed and created, a wanderbug and above all a mommy to a lovely daughter.

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Louisiana Catch Gives Us A Unique NRI Protagonist Without The Usual ‘Immigrant’ Baggage #BookReview
Louisiana Catch

Louisiana Catch by Sweta Srivastava Vikram is a book about the Indian diaspora with a difference - focusing on the protagonist instead of the usual 'immigrant experience'.

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When Will We Find A Cure For The ‘Blame The Mother’ Syndrome We Suffer From?
blame the mother

We are quick to blame the mother if the child is in any sort of trouble or is part of the trouble. When will we realise that the father is also the parent?

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I Breastfed My Daughter For 3 Years, Despite The Backlash From “Well-Wishers”!
late weaning

Breastfed children are weaned once they become old enough to eat everything the family eats. But what if a mother believes in late weaning? How does society react?

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Rest In Peace, Sridevi! As A Dancer, A Part Of You Will Always Live Inside Me
rest in peace sridevi

A personal account of how Sridevi influenced this author and made her passionate about dancing. The diva will remain immortal in many such hearts.

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Soha Ali Khan Wows Us With Witty Words In Her Memoir: The Perils Of Being Moderately Famous
Soha Ali Khan

The Perils Of Being Moderately Famous is an aptly named memoir by the very witty and down-to-earth Soha Ali Khan. Must read!

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A Man Emailed Me About My Article On Feminism…And Here’s Why It Matters

Change happens in small measures but every little change adds up! This writer's article on feminism got her a surprising response.

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And She Shut The Door [#Winner]
and she shut the door

"What has Akash done himself to give you time for some self care? He wants you to take complete responsibility of the child and then wants you to be the trophy wife whom he can boast of?"

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How Do You Raise Your Child To Accept Homosexuality As Completely Normal?
homosexuality as normal

How do you help your kids think of homosexuality as normal, and raise the future generations to not be homophobic? A thoughtful post.

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Dear Mom: A Letter To A Mom From Her Toddler
toddler's tantrum

How would your crazy day coping with a toddler's tantrum look like from the point of view of your toddler? What if your toddler could tell you how she feels?

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A Letter To My Daughter On International Girl Child Day
the perfect woman

"You do not have to aspire to become the perfect woman that society expects you to be," says a mom to her young daughter on #InternationalGirlChildDay.

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Is It Just My Responsibility? [#ShortStory]
papa, don't preach

You always say you believe in gender equality. So why is it weird for you to stay at home and look after your daughter? Why is your job more important than mine?

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It Takes A Village To Raise My Child – What Would I Have Done Without My Friends?
it takes a village

Parenting would not have been as easy as it is without my friends looking out for me. It takes a village to raise kids, and I'd not have it any other way!

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Maybe Someday We Will [#ShortStory]
maybe someday we will

Her dazzling smile could brighten even the gloomiest of days. A year had passed since Nikhil had lost her. Submerged in her thoughts, he could feel knots in his stomach.

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A Season For Dying, New Mystery Novel In The Vikram Rana Series Keeps You Hooked [#BookReview]

Have you read A Season For Dying by Sharmishtha Shenoy? Read the review below and see if it goes on your to-read pile!

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But At Least He Is A Good Father! [#ShortStory]
but at least he is a good father

"And why would you not want to get intimate when he wants it? What is the big deal about it? Do not forget you lead a comfortable life because of him. He does not hit you right?"

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Thank You Papa For Breaking All Those Stereotypes and Being Truly ‘Daddy Cool’!

Daddy Cool is the dad whose daughter doesn't realise what gender inequality is - simply because he raised her that way. A lovely tribute on Father's Day!

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8 Sanity Saving Hacks That Got My Toddler And Me Through Her Terrible Twos
terrible twos

The Terrible Twos can test any parent's patience, but there are ways to stay calm and handle the toddler tantrums that are an inescapable part of parenting.

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The Unwed Mother [#ShortStory]
the unwed mother

"It is my womb and I decide, right? And as far as my child is concerned, I will teach my child to stand strong against the bullies of society and not get bogged down”.

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When A Pimple Reminded Me Of A Simple Lesson In Parenting
to be accepting

A pimple brought home to me the fact that as a parent I need to teach my child to be accepting of everyone as they are, and stereotypes have no place.

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“Sleep When The Baby Sleeps!” How Practical Is This Advice For A New Mom?

Sleep when the baby sleeps. This is well meaning advice given to almost all new mothers. But is it really practical advice?

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Some Friendships Last Beyond A Lifetime [#ShortStory]
bond of friendship

A lifetime bond of friendship had formed which they were sure would survive the test of time. It was a special friendship that had no place for any kind of inhibition and formality.

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Thank You Mom For Making Me The Mother I Am Today – Happy Mother’s Day!

Thank you mom! If you had to thank your mother today, what would it be for? In this post, the author thanks her mom for making her a better mom!

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Onaatah Of The Earth Is A Sensitively Written Book That Peeks Into The Mind Of A Sexual Abuse Survivor [#BookReview]
Onaatah of the Earth

Onaatah of the Earth by Paulami DuttaGupta peels away at the psychosocial aftermath of a rape, and reveals the human being that is inside a sexual abuse survivor.

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I Don’t Expect My Child To Achieve My Dreams. She Will Live Her Dreams, Not Mine!
children live their dream

We need to let our children be themselves and not extensions of ourselves. We need to let our children live their dream, not ours.

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Birds Of Prey, Though Fiction, Is A Hard Hitting Look At The Issue Of Child Sexual Abuse [#BookReview]
Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey is a faced paced and hard hitting debut book by Archana Sarat that throws light upon the underbelly of a city's nexus of child sexual abuse.

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What? Having A Baby To Solve Marital Problems?! Such Rubbish Advice!
having a baby

No, having a baby is NOT a solution for marital problems! Don't you think that's the way to more stress in an already damaged relationship?

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How My Husband And I Reconnected With Ourselves And Recaptured Our Romance
reconnect with yourself

How to reconnect with yourself and recapture the romance of relationships during a trip where there is no net connectivity.

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Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day? I Bet We Still Share This Feeling About Love

Whichever side of the Valentine's Day fence you are on, we can probably agree on one thing - that it is love which makes the whole ride of life worthwhile.

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What Feminism Is Not – Not Man-Hating Or ‘Modern Dress’ Or Favouring Women! What Is It, Then?

We need to look at what feminism is not - so many misconceptions about it abound, and it is time people separated fact from fiction.

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Raising A Happy Kid Is Easy With These 22 Simple Tips Every Parent Must Read
happy child

Raising a happy kid is not really difficult, if we are mindful about these 22 simple, and very practical tips.

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It Is Criminal To Make A Mother Feel Guilty For A Thin Child, As Chubby Does Not Always Mean Healthy!

Mothers are made to feel guilty if they have a thin child. They are blamed for 'not feeding the child enough'. Chubby does not equal healthy!

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When My Toddler Taught Me How To Slow Down And Savour My Time With Her

Being a new mom and working woman meant that I learnt to rush through the day, but my daughter soon taught me how to slow down and truly enjoy my leisure.

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Dancing Your Way To Fitness. Try It Out And Reap The Benefits!

Dancing can be a fulfilling, creative way of exercise, and keep you healthy and fit both physically and mentally. A delightful post!

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How My Mother’s Actions Taught Me To Make Kindness A Way Of Life

Small acts of everyday kindness go a long way in making the world a better place. Make it a habit to help others in any way you can.

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Swachh Bharat Should Not Be Just A Campaign, But An Attitude!

One has to lead by example in order to make Swachh Bharat a reality - after all, patriotism stems from action and not mere words.

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Does Your Husband Help You At Home? [#ShortStory]

Why should husbands be 'helping' at home? Isn't it their home too? Shouldn't they be sharing responsibilities of housework equally?

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An Ode To My Daughter [#Poetry]

A mother muses about what life might have to offer as she watches her teen daughter have fun on the sea shore, and hopes that it is a good life!

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Why I Don’t Think I Should Assume That My Daughter Will Marry Someday!

As long as my daughter understands how to handle relationships maturely and with honesty, I don't see why I need to assume that she has to marry!

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To Quit Or Not To Quit? Toss A Coin. You’ll Know What Your Heart Secretly Wishes!

To quit or not to quit? This is the dilemma many working women face, especially if they have other serious responsibilities, like a kid. So what do you do?

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