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The Wilderness retreat – Hyderabad

The thing about big cities is that however much we may love them; there are still moments when the heart yearns for solitude and a quieter place. It wants the din of the city to be drowned out by the quiet hum of nature. Cities vibrate at a frenetic pace, don’t they? But nature, nature vibrates at a melodious resonance. Together both may create our world but when the hectic vibrations of the city start to grate at ones nerves; it’s time for a break. Wouldn’t you agree?

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A recruiter’s life – easy?? – hah, think again.

As an HR recruiter, the one thing that I hear often is –‘Aree aap HR mein ho. Naukri dilwala doh please. Appke toh baayen haath ka khel hai.’ (Oh, you work in HR. please, get me a job. It’s so easy for you) If only it were that easy! If only I were Harry Potter and had a magic wand that I could wave and create jobs to match the expectations of candidates. Sigh! Sadly, I am no magician or wizard. I have not a single drop of Harry Potter-ish blood in my veins. So, I cannot conjure up a job or pull one out of my hat. The life of a recruiter doesn’t work that way. To people what seems easy is in reality one of the most labour intensive work fields. Trust me when I say that my life as an HR recruiter is no cakewalk.

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My battle with bulimia

  Bulimia (boo-LEE-me-uh) nervosa, commonly called bulimia, is a serious eating disorder that is characterized by two things – a) binge eating and, b) purging out what you have eaten. Remember, Princess Diana and her battle with this disease? It’s documented in the Netflix series ‘The Crown’. But, despite the …

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The subjugation of empowerment

In august this year I relocated to a new city. The relocation necessitated the development of new relationships and new associations. What it also necessitated was the hiring of new domestic staff. Can’t do without them, can we? And, if you happen to be a working professional who keeps crazy …

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Why life skills are essential for kids

  This article was first published on #Womensweb and won me the Orange Flower award for 2020 for parent blogging Essential Life Skills for your kids  When my kids turned 10, my husband and I decided to start giving them monthly pocket money. Oh, it was a paltry sum of …

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The BDB rule of self planning a vacation

“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Anyone who has been bitten by the wanderlust bug would know for sure that the joy of travel does not commence once you reach the destination. …

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Why picnics are important for families

I remember a childhood that was filled with picnics and not just the “sit in the park kind”. I remember childhood picnics being boat rides, pot lucks, cycling trips, nature treks, park visits, jungle hikes and much more. My childhood was filled with activities that today people would construe as adventure outings & pay money to indulge in. But back then, it was just a part of our regular Sunday afternoon. Just clean old family bonding time, out in the sun with a basket of food in tow.

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