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Roohi Bhatnagar

Thinker, Writer, Artist

Roohi Bhatnagar is an artist of words, colors and likes to brew & spread happiness with her creations. In her alter ego, she dons the hat of a software professional as a test automation engineer 7 years for last. Her stories has been published in "Chicken Soup for Indian Souls" series and her paintings have been exhibited in local exhibitions. She has penchant for truth and her writing reflects an underlying current of honesty and passion about the wonders of the world. You can find her on her blog "Soulful" ( when she is not wandering through the vast arenas of her dream world. She tweets @roohibhatnagar.
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Why Car Seats For Kids Should Be Mandatory In India

In the last decade or so, more than 1.2 million people in India have died in road accidents. Children are particularly vulnerable to injury, but as data from the US reveals, proper seats and restraints can reduce the risk of injury and death for children by as much as 71% for kids under one year of age and by 54% for toddlers between one and four years. This is a clear indication to me that car seats should be mandatory everywhere, including India. Yet there is no such law.
30/07/2015 8:15 AM IST
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What Learning To Drive On Indian Roads Taught Me

There's a brand tagline that pops into my mind every time I drive to the grocery store or to pick up my husband from his office: "Darr ke aage jeet hai" (Success is beyond fear). But however trivial it may seem to someone else, fear is fear. It is never big or small. We all have to fight our own battles against our fears. I have won one such long battle. If you are also trying to conquer an anxiety, then this story is for you.
10/07/2015 8:37 AM IST
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I Had A Bully For A Teacher And She Nearly Destroyed Me

My daughter Pihu's first day at a nearby day care centre was a disaster. The teacher could not handle her crying, my number was not reachable and by the time I arrived, the clueless teacher shouted at her. My girl fell into my arms, crying. "I want to go home," she said between sobs. This incident took me back to the time when I was a timid 8-year-old girl who'd get bullied almost every day and was once mercilessly battered by a teacher in primary school.
18/04/2015 8:07 AM IST