personal development

    What Makes Some People More Charismatic Than Others?

    We don't have to be perfect to be amazing Vidya Sury

    A couple of weeks back, my son and I watched this movie “Hindi Medium” starring Irrfan Khan and others. Irrfan Khan comes across as completely likeable, as usual. He’s such a spontaneous actor and interestingly, he’s not the usual conventional good looking film star. I mentioned this to my son and we got into a long discussion (still ongoing) about how looks don’t matter, and took stock of all those people we were fond of—people who wouldn’t win beauty contests,…

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  • Seven tips to keep your baby safer at home
    parenting

    Seven tips to keep your baby safer at home

    Ah babies. How they rule our lives—regardless of whether they’re our own or our neighbor’s! We simply cannot resist them; they’re like magnets. Decades ago, I remember, when my Mom and…

  • That first day of school Vidya Sury
    parenting

    That First Day of School

    I would be a liar if I said I didn’t miss the excitement of the first day of school. I am not referring to the very first time my two-and-a-half-year-old stepped…

  • Behind the scenes of giving birth Vidya Sury
    parenting

    Behind the scenes of giving birth

    All the conversations around mother’s day, followed by a birth next door, and delightful visits and interaction with my niece’s rather rapidly growing baby brought back a spate of memories, which…