Narayani Karthik

Narayani Karthik

A software engineer in the past, a content writer, an amateur blogger, an avid reader and traveler, an engaging conversationalist, an army wife, a pre school teacher and importantly, an incurable optimist!

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Hindi Medium Takes On A Great Subject, But Wastes Its Potential With A Contrived Plot
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Hindi Medium has the guts to take on the critical issue of the English language and a class divide, as well as our flawed education system. But, how effective a job does it do?

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Why The Character Of Devi From The Recent Movie Masaan Is An Inspiration For All Women
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The recent movie Masaan is a must watch - I loved the character of Devi, a strong young woman who takes charge of her own life despite it all!

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Mira Rajput, Though Your Words Were Badly Chosen, I am With You. Here’s Why
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Mira Rajput's recent comments on being a homemaker went viral and led to all of social media slamming her. Here's a different point of view.

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Ladies, Here’s How You Can Live A Good Life Despite Those Crazy Menopause Symptoms!
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Menopause symptoms can be really bad for many women, often interfering with the quality of life. But here's how you can still have a good life.

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Enterpreneur Aditi Gokhale Firmly Believes In Revisiting, And Embracing Organic Food!
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As a young mother, Aditi Gokhale realized the value of fresh, organic food, and began her own venture, All Things Organic, that deals in this.

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Feminist Books By Women Authors That Made It To The Booker Prize Shortlist Over The Years
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Here is a look at feminist books by women authors on the prestigious Booker Prize shortlist over the years - this year's shortlist has been out on the 13th of September.

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“When The Downs In Life Trouble You, Sail Through With Perseverance!” Says Kalpana Rao
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When Kalpana Rao, founder of Pari's Haute Couture says, “Perseverance with passion gets you to your goal!” it rings loud and true for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneur Rashmi Singh On Dreams, Designs and Studio Moya!
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“Design is not just about aesthetics, it is also about problem solving”, says Rashmi Singh, Founder of Studio Moya.

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Women Film Directors In India Show A Better Insight Into Women’s Lives Giving Us More Nuanced Cinema
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Women film directors in India are more sensitive to the nuances of a woman's life experience, and do not shirk from exploring these in their films. 

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“Your Life, Your Story”. Aparna Athreya Weaves Stories For Children To Teach Them
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“Every life is a story. Make yours a best seller.” And, Aparna Athreya, founder of Kids and Parents foundation is a living testimony to this adage.

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How Anu Krishna Set Up A Business That In Turn Inspires Other Women To Become Entrepreneurs
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The thought of creating something indigenous and organic gave birth to Word Weave, the brain child of Anu Krishna!

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The War Against Gender Inequality Is In Our Own Hands. Let’s Take Charge!
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Gender inequality in the world is mostly due to our own selves - small things that we do or don't do can go a long way in eradicating it.

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Kindness Always Pays. Always. Try It Out
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Kindness always pays, even if you do not expect a reward for being kind. It is the way to be a true human being.

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Why I Think My Traditional Mother Is More Liberal Than Many New Age Women!
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What makes a lady? Not how well you are dressed. It is the outlook to life, the goodness, and the commitment to making a better life for loved ones.

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The Education System In India Is Deeply Flawed. We Need To Correct It Now.
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The education system in India is deeply flawed, and needs to be corrected if we are to bring up good citizens of tomorrow.

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Is Your Teen Keen On Social Networking? Useful Candid Tips On Online Safety
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One needs to be aware of the dangers lurking online, if your teenager is on social networking sites. Here are a few candid tips for online safety.

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And The Stars Welcomed Him Into Their Abode [Short Story]
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This is a short story keeping in mind the sacrifices and perils our armed forces and their families undergo, most of which go unnoticed in the civilian world.

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5 Tips For Finding Focus During Your High School Years Despite The Rat Race
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High school students today are all in a rat race chasing success in life. While the rat race is important in today's education system, here are 5 tips for finding focus at a critical point in your life.

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When A High School Teacher Mocked Me For Teaching Preschoolers
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The author, a preschool teacher, was hurt when a higher secondary teacher from a reputed school derided her choice of teaching preschoolers. Here's how the preschool teacher's father reassured her to follow her passion, no matter what.

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Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining: My Brush With Myasthenia Gravis
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In this personal narration, the writer narrates when she was hospitalized for a very rare disease, and when she saw the silver lining every cloud carries.

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What The Reactions To The Salman Khan Verdict Reveal About Our Society
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Many reactions to the Salman Khan verdict have been downright bizarre and excuse a serious crime on the grounds of other 'good deeds'. Does it say something about what lives we value?

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We Need More Good News
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We are tired of hearing words like rape, murdered, molested and victims. Our hearts need good news too to be hopeful and have faith in the goodness of humanity.

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Making Your Decisions Mean More: Assume Less!
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How do you make sure your decisions are meaningful and as correct as they can be? Assume less, and rely on reason, says this post.

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Big, Fat Confusion: To Lose Weight Or To Stay Fit?
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We often confuse our fitness goals - do we want to lose weight or stay fit? Are they the same thing? Here's an interesting take.

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All For One, One For All : Fight Back!
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Why do women tolerate so much injustice? Fight back for yourself and for others, says this post.

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#Freedomls To Be Truly Free From Negativity
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Freedom means different things to us at different points in our life. Here is a peek into the essence of freedom.

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Confessions Of A Rehabilitated Shopaholic
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It is easy to get carried away with retail therapy. Here are the confessions of a rehabilitated shopaholic about their journey to better control!

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How has social networking changed you?
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Social networking has changed the way we see our lives. How has social networking changed you? This insightful post takes a look.

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An Ode To the Modern Homemaker
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One of the most underrated jobs in the world is to be a homemaker. Here is a tribute to the modern homemaker, her issues, and desires.

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Do You Love Your Mother Tongue?
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An insightful take on why learning the mother tongue is important for the child, as well as the parents.

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