Originally posted on Candles Online
As a parent what is our constant wish and effort – nothing but to give the best to our children. Isn’t it? Be it the opportunities or the materialistic things at their disposal, we as parents never leave any stone unturned to provide our kids with nothing short of best even if we have to go an extra mile. That makes me ponder “Is providing of provisions enough to make us good parents?” Well in my quest I stumbled upon an example from the mythological story of Mahabharat:
Duryodhan (the eldest Kaurava), son of Dhritarashtra had everything at his disposal – loving parents, strength of 99 brothers, “Never Say No” best friend like Karna yet his greed led to his downfall and demise. Though his greed and jealousy were given flames by his ever conspiring maternal uncle Shakuni but it is an offshoot…
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Dr. Rajan didn’t allow her to speak anymore and when she was a bit stable, he drove her home himself.
After sometime, at home, Neha was lying on her bed, in her bedroom pretending to be asleep. Her family surrounded her, asking Rajan about her health, her well being and yet she was pretending to be asleep. She was not ready to say she was fine, not yet.
Rajan reassured his concerned family and ushered everybody out, to let Neha rest a while. They filed out one by one, her Grand Mother-in-Law, Mother-in-Law, Father-in-Law and Sister-in-Law who carried her 18-month-old nephew, Neeraj with her.
Rajan was the only one left behind, he kissed her forehead and whispered in her ear, “Sleep, I have important surgery scheduled, I will be back soon.” with these words he left the room after closing the lights and shutting her door.
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From March 16 to April 3, 2020 Belgium is under lockdown. And now extended till 19th April which will be reviewed at the end of the period bringing the lockdown period to 5 weeks in total. First reaction “Oh crap! Oh China what have you gifted to the world! My kids losing out on school and vacations. Kids at home + Husband working from home = more hours in kitchen with additional cups of tea. Headaches, panic attacks concerning how things would shape up, constant fear for the family here and overseas are definite bonuses of this quarantine period and pandemic Coronavirus. And it’s a same picture everywhere irrespective of the country we live in.
But gloom brings negativity, so thought of wearing those witty glasses on to just lighten up the mood and since everything thing under the sun has a flip side so does this quarantine period. Why…
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Originally posted on Candles Online celebrating International Women’s Day
“Don’t climb the trees, you will break your bones and no one will marry you. Being pretty is very important.
Learn to cook, otherwise you will bring shame to the family. Your degrees won’t feed the hungry child.
Taking care of children is the responsibility of a mother alone.
Marriage, motherhood everything has a right age. Everything else can wait.
Don’t laugh out loud, stop giggling. It isn’t good for your image.
Put your family first, your husband and his family is your ultimate destination. Learn to solve your issues or learn to endure.
Answering back, having strong opinions – are big NOs”
Few of the many suggestions and expert advices handed over to us from times innumerable by our well-wishers none other than our society including our own family members. In short the onus…
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Not every knight has a shining armour
Not every Damsel is in distress
Love stories are no more simple
It’s time for fairytales to Digress
Cinderella wants more than just a Gown and Carriage
Prince Charming doesn’t need to hold balls for Marriage
Snow White is brave and not the fairest of them All
Her stepmother no more says ‘Mirror Mirror on the Wall.’
Aurora is much more than merely a Sleeping Beauty
Maleficent and she have formed a harmonious Treaty
Merida wants no Tiaras but favours a Bow and Arrow
She is wild and brave to fight monsters that Harrow
Belle isn’t the one who needs saving from the Beast
She can face the demon, be headstrong at the Least
Elsa isn’t ashamed of her powers this day On
She won’t shy away, the time to hide is Gone
Moana takes her boat past reef to seas Ahead
She can save the day and earn her daily Bread
Rapunzel needs not hair that long or Sing a Song
She fights the witch alone, for now, she is Strong
Today’s Princess sure want a man to fall in Love
But they own it all and stand up for self all above