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Ever wondered how zodiac signs shape up our personalities? Read this endearing poem written by a daughter for her Taurean mother.
To be raised by a Taurean mother,
Never, they try to cut short your undying verve,
But to question them is to get these stubborn moms onto your nerves.
Kind, vigorous, independent,
Wen they said, ‘Yes Sir’, that’s what they meant.
Charming, distinctive, worldly wise
Beware, they are pretty rigid and strictly, nice.
They don’t mince their words to make a pretty rhyme,
If they don’t like it, manipulation is definitely a waste of time.
Oh and how skilful,
How sure of everything,
You want your favourite dish,
There, at a wink!
Society doesn’t influence them so much,
Nothing questions their maternal benevolence and the visceral touch,
But Oh Dear Lord! When they get in their Taurean righteousness mode,
Stay silent and just nod!
Who herself is placid yet passionate,
Even so, being a single child,
Doesn’t guarantee you being her favourite.
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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