Why Vulnerability May Be The Only True Definition Of Strength

The stiff upper lip is not entirely British. It has roots in almost every culture in the world. As a child, how often have we been told not to ‘be a sissy’, or something along these lines? Most of us grow up believing that it’s shameful to express emotions in…

8 of the Most Common Habits That Ruin Relationships

My parents celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary recently and we kept joking about how nowadays staying together for 57 days or weeks was in itself a rarity. So, what was the secret of the longevity of their relationship? Were they so in love and besotted with each other even after all…

Germany Is Attracting Mass Amounts of American Students. Here’s Why.

Of all the countries in the world, which is the most favored for higher studies for US students (apart from the US and UK)? Surprisingly, it is Germany. Currently close to 5000 US students are pursuing Master’s degrees in Germany in wide ranging streams like Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Law,…

Let’s Get Naked! A Pro-Nudity Post.

Last evening I was trying on a shirt in the changing room of an up market fashion store thinking, “Does it cover my tummy? Is my butt protruding? Does this outfit make me look slim?” Normal thoughts for me when I shop for clothes because, somehow, I am never satisfied…

7 Reasons Life Doesn’t Really Begin until You’re 40

I vividly remember my mother’s 37th birthday. We had many guests, and the party went on until quite late. Everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves, but all I could think was,” My mother is getting old, hope she doesn’t die.” At that point, 40 seemed so very far away that…

5 So-Called ‘Bad’ Qualities That Are Actually Good

Have you ever been berated for possessing bad qualities? Who decides what is good and what is bad? It all depends on a person’s perception of things. One man’s bread may be another man’s poison. It all depends on the circumstance. And as they say, beauty lies in the eyes of…

11 Things To Remember When You’re Having A Bad Day

A couple of years ago, not too far back, I went through one of the worst phases in my life. My career was going nowhere, I could hardly make ends meet, my family life was in shambles and whatever I touched seemed to turn to ash. How did this happen?…