Rachna Parmar

Content Strategist and Writer, Award-winning Blogger and Mom

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 <a href="http://rachnaparmar.com/" rel="nofollow">blog</a>, Twitter (@rachnaparmar) and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Rachnasblogs" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>.
Congrats, Your Child's A Teenager -- And You're Enemy No.

Congrats, Your Child's A Teenager -- And You're Enemy No. 1

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
5 Irritating Things That Indian Passengers Do On

5 Irritating Things That Indian Passengers Do On Airplanes

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
Women And Ambition: It's Time We Let The Twain

Women And Ambition: It's Time We Let The Twain Meet

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
9 Sacrifices That A Blogger's Family Must

9 Sacrifices That A Blogger's Family Must Make

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
Let's Not End Up Like The Man, The Boy And The

Let's Not End Up Like The Man, The Boy And The Donkey

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
Sharing With Strangers: The Truth About Facebook

Sharing With Strangers: The Truth About Facebook ‘Friends'

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
5 Gifts You Must Avoid Giving This

5 Gifts You Must Avoid Giving This Diwali

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
Here's The Dirt On The Diwali ‘Virus' No One Really Talks

Here's The Dirt On The Diwali ‘Virus' No One Really Talks About

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