Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (www.rianplacements.com), by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

tête-à-tête on Children and mental health – the teen years

Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. The pandemic has increased the mental burden on children. The interactions that make childhood a formative period in the child’s life such as playing with friends, sports, regular schooling, interacting with others, etc; are all absent to a large extent. Nowadays school classes, tuition/coaching, playing games, reading, etc all activities are online making healthy social interaction almost non-existent.

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The Teachings of Bhagwad Gita

If you are fond of reading only fiction or non-fiction, then this is not a book for you. I would recommend this book to those who carry a love for theology, mythology or philosophy. Anyone who is spiritually inclined or likes dabbling in body restorative techniques would be able to decipher the deeper meaning of this book. As I said earlier, this is not just another book. It is a realization of the way of life. And, unless you are willing to introspect, realise and adopt the teachings, you would not be doing this book justice.

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Islands in the stream

Islands in the stream is my first paperback that is a compilation of a few selected poems. This book is divided into two sections and contains 48 poems in total. The first part is titled ‘nature’s rhapsody’ and it contains poems that sing odes to nature in its many forms. The last two poems of this section pay homage to the peace that descended once the streets went silent due to the pandemic (covid-19). The second section is titled ‘Life’s foibles’ and represents life, its desires, its follies and human nature.

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Urban Company – home disinfection service

Today, the situation demands that we maintain a sanitized, disinfected environment at home and around us. Believe me when I say that I spend a small fortune, literally thousands of rupees, on sanitization products. And, I am quite fanatical about disinfecting the house and the passage outside the house. People, …

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Biobubble

I am obsessed with cleanliness. You will understand the extent as you read this blog, I mop and disinfect my floors at least twice a day. Those who know me would vouch for the fact that my house is always neat and sparkling clean. I am propelled by my motherly …

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Our moon has blood clots

Written in a reflective tone, ‘Our moon has blood clots – a memoir of a lost home in Kashmir’ is a gut-wrenching chronicle of the events that led to the slaughter of hundreds of Pandits in the Kashmir Valley in barbaric events that unfolded after 1990. Driven out of their ancestral homes and lands and not welcomed warmly by any other countrymen, this is the story of those of ‘nobody’s people’ (page 89).

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