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Five Tips to Plan The Perfect Party

Five tips to plan the perfect party

There used to be a time when it seemed like life was one long party after another. I guess it can seem like that when you live in a joint family– grandma, uncles, aunts, my mom and I, and constantly visiting cousins and house guests almost the year around. People would simply land up and blend in. Sometimes 20 of us would sit down to a meal and of course, my grandma would ensure there was a three-course menu with…

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Memory Lane Villa in Coimbatore
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Down Memory Lane to A Villa In Coimbatore

I was probably five years old when our joint family of 30+ members slowly started dispersing. Marriages, new jobs, job transfers—all the usual things. We lived in Mumbai. My Grandmother’s brothers lived in the family estate very close to…

The Dinner Date #WednesdayWisdom #mindfulness #relationships
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The Dinner Date #WednesdayWisdom

It was their twenty-first wedding anniversary. His wife suggested that he take another woman out for dinner and a movie.  As his expression turned to shocked surprise, she continued, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves…

Picking the Right Furniture for Your Family #relationships #tips
Relationships

Picking the Right Furniture for Your Family

Choosing the right furniture for your family room, den, or living room can take some planning, especially if you have several age groups under one household like ours had. In fact, even with the three of us, we are…

Making my own normal Vidya Sury Gratitude Circle
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Making My Own Normal #GratitudeCircle

It seems like half the year just whizzed by, no? Here we are, already at the end of July, and before we know it, in India, at least, the festival season will begin. But better to be busy than…

How my son taught me to be a better mother #parenting
Parenting

How My Son Taught Me To Be A Better Mother

I was 34 when I became a mother. I’ve always loved children—still do—and have been voted the go-to babysitter of choice wherever I lived. However, all this did not prepare me for motherhood. Oh, of course I try being…