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I've just written a book called 'A-Z of being an NRI' . I can't wait to share ( and hopefully publish) my series of short stories titled 'Train Tales'.
I blog at http://shalijay.wordpress.com. Do visit for a good laugh.
By the time I arrived home I was a tearful wreck. I finally told my sister. She could understand. Should we tell Bhau, our brother? No, she said. “What if he comes with you and gets into a fight with that man?”
Our lives have been taken over by too much of social media where we go about the business of living in between bouts of whichever platform we're on.
If you're looking for some peace of mind on Facebook, deleting certain people helps. Here are 6 'friends' you absolutely don't need!
Leave the comfort of home, and you are bound to run into the males of all these species. What are we talking about? Read on and find out what every Indian girl has already experienced.
Here's a laugh-out-loud look at 21 intrusive questions nosy women ask, that make you want to wallop them good and proper! Has it happened to you?
The ubiquitous feminine accessory, the BRA, has an interesting history in the memory of Indian women - as evidenced from this very personal account!
What is with expecting that women eat after men at social gatherings, and also, not eat more than what is deemed womanly? Isn't this discrimination against women?
Fashion is ever-changing. Here are 17 gorgeous, yet sometimes hilarious dressing styles that were part of the 80s fashion of my youth.
Pregnancy in Bollywood has been portrayed in the most unrealistic ways. Here are a few pregnancy bloopers, we watch on screen.
A mother shares 14 wonderful things she did to celebrate Diwali in Singapore. You can try the same anywhere.
When all of us disfavoured a unibrow and were tweezing with a vengeance, one actress made it a cool trend.
With its fun movements and holistic approach to exercise, aqua aerobics is especially great for arthritics and people who cannot work out rigorously.
We believe in equality of the sexes. If girls in engineering colleges in Chennai can have rules, so can the boys!
Why do people call my child thin? Don't they know that a healthy child is what matters?
Stereotypes abound but these 11 things you didn't know about NRI women could surprise you!
A nostalgic look back on NRIs, grandparents and India- that was once upon a time. A bond between cousins across continents. A must read!
Mothers are human too. They too need their time alone that too without guilt.
As a woman, is eating solo still something of an oddity? Something that makes eyes stare at you and have you bolting your food down?
What do you call your husband? Whatever the name might be, let it be a mutual decision. Don't allow the societal expectations to decide that for you.
Squiggles or doodles, we all love our child's art works. How can we keep these artworks closer to heart and home? Let's read and understand.
A funny yet insightful account of the desire to buy a 'designer' bag.
Lessons on life after crossing 40: As the 'halfway' mark of modern life, 40 is a great age to take stock and start doing the things you really want to do!
The ladies' compartment on local trains is a sisterhood of travellers, a place where women compete but also form bonds and care for each other.
Do you prize the tag of 'perfect homemaker'? Believe that housework is 'women's work'? If yes, here's why you need to let men do housework.
Food allergies trouble many of us, can develop later in life, and also be fatal! Here's what you should know about food allergies.
"When is the good news?" is a question that reduces a woman's life to marriage and pregnancy alone, and we must stop using it, says this post.
It's the little things about us that define us. Anyone with an unusual name knows the amusement and annoyance it brings along, says this post.
The journey of finding a suitor teaches one a lesson or two. Here's a story of rebellion for a cause - to find Mr. Darcy!
Living in a hostel is an experience like no other. Here is a list of the amazing joys, sorrows, and lessons of hostel-life.
Each country boasts of its own sense of style, and living there means fitting in is necessary. Here's a story of losing and finding Indian fashion, on a journey through three countries.
Every Indian woman has faced harassment on the streets at the hands of ruffians. But some men do respect women, and deserve to be celebrated as an example for these ruffians, says this post.
The new trend of playdates may seem like too formal an activity for your child. But it has the potential of forming lasting friendships and teaching a ton of new things, says this post.
Women are repeatedly reminded of what old age will do to their beauty. Don't fear ageing; letting your greys run wild is liberating, says this post.
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