Rachna Parmar is an award-winning blogger, an enthusiastic cook, wife, fitness freak, Yoga enthusiast and mother to two naughty sons and a Labrador. She is also a freelance Content Writer and an entrepreneur. She counts reading, writing, cooking, fitness, Yoga and social causes among her passions. You can follow her on her blog, Twitter (@rachnaparmar) and Facebook.
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We need to stop accepting these practices blindly.
25/08/2017 9:52 AM IST
I recently read this comic, and it completely resonated with me. I quite liked the term 'mental load' mentioned in it. Based on my own experience and those of women around me, I would venture that we...
14/06/2017 12:29 PM IST
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and the rants on social media have already begun surfacing. Since the day has begun to be celebrated in India, there have been opinions galore and controvers...
08/02/2017 2:07 PM IST
Boys aren't immune to it either.
24/01/2017 9:56 AM IST
With the sudden demonetisation measure by Prime Minister, Modi, we are all either sitting on currency that needs to be exchanged or are running low on cash. There is a minor sense of panic you feel as...
24/11/2016 10:55 AM IST
On 8 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced one of the biggest monetary reforms that India has seen. Effective from midnight that very night, all ₹500 and ₹1000 notes were going to cease to...
10/11/2016 1:57 PM IST
Diwali is by far the most important festival celebrated in my home. It also has some lovely memories associated with it. My childhood memories are redolent with the fragrance of Diwali spent in my mat...
28/10/2016 7:58 AM IST
My first brush with Karwa Chauth was through my mother. I remember her dressing in gorgeous saris (some from her wedding trousseau), wearing lovely jewellery and keeping the fast with cheer and calm....
09/10/2016 10:47 PM IST
Planning to visit Europe? Great choice! It's an awesome destination, with some insanely beautiful locales steeped in history and tradition. However, it is also one of the world's most expensive places...
05/10/2016 12:18 PM IST
With a heavy heart, we bid the vacation goodbye as we headed back to Bangalore on Thursday, 8 September. The younger son had had a wonderful birthday, and we were all looking forward to reaching home....
09/09/2016 7:24 PM IST
You know what tests your patience even more than travelling via the traffic-clogged Silk Board in Bangalore? Parenting a teen! Every day is like a permanent roller-coaster ride. Your perfectly fine, obedient child is now rebellious, moody, weepy, questions everything you say and is generally the epitome of obnoxiousness. To add to your woes, they suddenly gain inches. You feel even more intimidated as they glare down at you.
14/06/2016 8:28 AM IST
Seriously guys, relax! What drives you to stand hunched with your hand luggage while you wait for the aircraft's doors to open? Of course, repeated calls by the flight attendant to stay seated fall on deaf ears. Trust me they do want all of us off their plane eventually.
25/04/2016 8:21 AM IST
Our society does not really nurture ambitious women. They are depicted in movies as selfish and quite possibly evil, neglecting home and hearth for personal gain. At work too, they may be written off for challenging roles after marriage because of their family responsibilities. There are many such stereotypes that prevent a woman from reaching out and achieving her full professional potential. I have been there too.
08/03/2016 8:12 AM IST
Living with a blogger is like having a paparazzo at home. So people, you need to recognise the long-suffering family and their sacrifices that are behind every successful blogger.
06/02/2016 8:19 AM IST
This is a lovely story that I am sure most of you must have heard when you were children. The other day my husband was narrating it to my younger son, and it struck me how very sensible and relevant this story is for every stage of life. So here's the tale just to refresh your memory.
15/12/2015 12:57 PM IST
I have had a few unsavoury incidents with "friends" on Facebook that led me to some introspection. Facebook, for one, is much more personal than say Twitter. On Twitter everything is public, so when I post I am mindful of the fact that my audience could be just about anyone. But on Facebook, you have the option of not interacting with the public at large. Hence you have your "friends", a cosy cocoon where you feel free to showcase your best and your worst. Therein lies the problem.
20/11/2015 9:15 AM IST
Diwali is almost synonymous with gifts these days. Gifts, actually, are beautiful. They convey to the receiver that you were on their minds, invested time in thinking what they would like and have gone out of your way to buy those things. However, most of us would agree that Diwali gifts hardly fall in this bracket. More often than not they range from the clueless to the stupid and even bordering on insulting.
10/11/2015 11:59 PM IST
There is a certain virus in the air. It has taken India by storm. It is a virus that hits our country with regular and deadly precision every year for a fortnight or two ahead of one of the biggest festivals we celebrate -- Diwali. No, I'm not talking about shopping or firecrackers...
30/10/2015 11:56 PM IST
I was sitting and chatting with the husband over a cup of tea when his mobile phone rang. One minute into the conversation, in a honey-drenched voice he said to the person at the other end, "Why don't...
06/10/2015 2:16 PM IST
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